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DA: 'Bama fan who poisoned Auburn trees not making repayment

Aug. 15, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor wants to know why a University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning landmark oak trees at Auburn University isn't making court-ordered restitution payments. Harvey Updyke was ordered to appear in court Oct. 30 to explain himself, Lee County District Attorney...

Man who felled 'door tree' says hatred of brother drove him

Aug. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities say the man who cut down a distinctive 200-year-old tree told police that hatred of his brother drove him to do it. The Door Tree in Hamden, a white oak that grew in a "distinctive doorway-like arch," was found cut into pieces with a chainsaw on July 18. The...