Fall just started, but one Ohio neighborhood is already decorated for Christmas. The premature celebration is an effort to bring holiday cheer to 2-year-old Brody Allen, who has a rare type of brain cancer with possibly weeks to live.
Next week is National Rail Safety Week and it is a message that safety officials do not want the public to forget. Federal statistics show about every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Today, the non-profit Rail Safety Education Organization, Alabama Operation Lifesaver, partnered with county mayors to signa proclamation declaring September 21, "Rail Safety Day."
According to a new study, multi-surface household cleaners could be making children overweight. Health officials found a link between infants living in homes where anti-microbial disinfectants are used at least once a week and elevated levels of a digestive bacteria in their stomachs.
The St. Louis-based coal company Peabody Energy has agreed to purchase Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine from Drummond Co. Inc. for $400 million. Peabody said Friday that the transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.
Former Vice President Joe Biden hosted a conference in Washington today, examining issues connected to cancer. Biden has been focused on the illness since his son, Beau, died in 2015 of a brain tumor at the age of 46. The Biden Cancer Summit coincides with hundreds of community meetings taking place around the country, including right here in Birmingham.