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FIRST ALERT: Eric Parker heading back to court Monday; Athens police investigating Sunday night shooting

Eric Parker will be in court on Oct. 26. as jury selection is expected to begin in his second trial. (Source: WAFF) Eric Parker will be in court on Oct. 26. as jury selection is expected to begin in his second trial. (Source: WAFF)
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Parker back in court Monday

The former Madison police officer accused of civil rights violations will be back in a federal courtroom Monday. Eric Parker will go back to trial after a judge declared a mistrial in his case just last month. Parker is accused of using excessive force after dashcam video shows him slamming Sureshbhai Patel to the ground. Patel, who was visiting from India, was left partially paralyzed due to the incident.

Police investigate shooting

Athens police are continuing their investigation of a shooting that left two men injured. Police were called to a home on Vine Street. When they arrived, they found one man suffering from gunshot wounds to his side. He was transported to Athens-Limestone Hospital for treatment. Another man was brought to the hospital with injuries sustained in an altercation leading up to the shooting. No arrests have been made in this incident.

Strong earthquake rocks Afghanistan

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Afghanistan today. The massive earthquake's effects were felt in several neighboring countries. No reports of fatalities have been made at this time.

Wet start to your Monday

Rain showers from the remnants of Hurricane Patricia are covering the Valley, meaning that we will have a wet start to our work week. The cloud cover will keep temperatures relatively low, hovering in the mid-60s for most of the day. Be sure to allot yourself a few extra minutes on that commute to work this morning.

We hope you'll join Margo Gray, Trent Butler and David Ernst for WAFF 48 News this morning. Remember, you can always watch online at WAFF.com/Live or by tapping "Watch Newscasts" on your WAFF News mobile app.

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