Thursday, December 5 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-05 14:15:24 GMT
The aunt of a 12 year old girl police say was raped several times dating back to this summer still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain. "It's like my world fell from underneath meMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes five people and more arrests could be on the way. Her aunt still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 4:48 AM EST2013-12-06 09:48:01 GMT
An investigation is underway into the death of a boater in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said a man died in a boating accident on the Blood River Thursday afternoon.More >>
An investigation is underway into the death of a boater in Livingston Parish. It happened on the Blood River Thursday afternoon. More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:32 PM EST2013-12-05 23:32:44 GMT
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer. Five men are still behind bars in the East Baton Rouge ParishMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:11 PM EST2013-12-05 23:11:15 GMT
Freshman LSU running back Jeryl Brazil is once again in trouble with the law, but this time it is for being connected to a burglary in the Baton Rouge area. The Baton Rouge Police Department has issuedMore >>
Freshman LSU running back Jeryl Brazil is once again in trouble with the law, but this time it is for being connected to a burglary in the Baton Rouge area.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:53 PM EST2013-12-06 04:53:21 GMT
Ascension deputies are looking for a Maurepas man that allegedly stole cars after taking them for a test drive.According to reports, Shane Richey, 42, asked to test drive a pickup at All Star Ford of PrairievilleMore >>
Ascension deputies are looking for a Maurepas man that allegedly stole cars after taking them for a test drive.More >>
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
At a time of year when most trees are filled with leaves, most of the branches of the oaks at Toomer's Corner are empty.
The sight of the trees in this state leaves many Auburn fans emotional.
"It was just very special. It was a place where we gathered and did different activities. It just breaks my heart that they are going to have to cut them back," said Auburn fan Scott Grimes about the oaks.
According to the city, Auburn University has hired a contractor to cut back withering branches from the trees. AU officials say the oaks are"being pruned significantly for safety reasons" and the work will be done under the supervision of Auburn Facilities Management.
"It is actually really sad because it's a staple of the Auburn tradition but it is also a beauty and landmark over here," said Auburn University graduate student Benjamin Culpepper.
Officials say some lanes Magnolia Avenue and College Street will be closed from about 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday for tree maintenance.
While experts continue work on the icons, the community will continue to wait to see exactly what will happen to the these famous oaks that have so much meaning to Auburn fans.
Auburn University released a statement Wednesday saying, "While long-term decisions about the trees have not been made, fans are still welcome to gather at the corner this fall and continue the tradition of rolling the trees with toilet paper".
"Anything is possible. But I think they have shown some good signs, but I think the decision to prune them back now is probably for the better," said Grimes.
Harvey Updyke, the man accused of poisoning the trees, still awaits trial.
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