State senator injured

A former state senator was injured in a tractor accident in Fort Payne on Saturday. According to the Sand Mountain Reporter, police say that Lowell Barron was working on the side of a hill when the tractor rolled over several times. Reportedly, Barron was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to a hospital but apparently his injuries were not serious. Barron is a Democrat who served more than two decades in the Alabama Legislature before being defeated for re-election in 2010.