Demetrius Newton | Rights lawyer, legislator, 85
Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham, a longtime friend of Rep. Newton, says he was notified by the lawmaker's family that he died Wednesday after a long illness.
Gov. Robert Bentley, who served for eight years with Rep. Newton in the Alabama House, said Rep. Newton "will be greatly missed, not only by his own constituents - but also by the entire state of Alabama." - AP