Eric Parker
Brynn Anderson / Associated Press

Additional witness testimony is expected today in the federal trial of a former Madison police officer accused of using excessive force during a police stop.

Former officer Eric Parker is facing charges of civil rights violations after he seriously injured an Indian grandfather. His trial is scheduled to continue today in Huntsville.


An auto parts manufacturing company has announced plans to build a plant in northern Alabama and create 140 new jobs in its first five years of operation.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Thursday that Muri, Switzerland-based REHAU, Inc. is planning to open a research and development facility in Cullman.

State officials say the company, which was founded in Germany, is spending about $2.5 million on the planned 20,000 square-foot facility.