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February 17, 2010

Hello from the WSFA 12 Newsroom.

A suspect is in custody in the poisoning of the oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn, the scene of student and fan celebrations for decades. 

The suspect is Harvey Updyke, a former state trooper in Texas who lives alone on Lake Martin outside Dadeville. 

We went to Updkye's home to try and talk with people who know him.   We'll have more on what we found at 6 p.m.

Updyke's court-appointed attorney has asked to be removed from representing the suspect.  Phillip Tyler cited his firm's legal work for Auburn University and his former association as a part-time instructor for the school...which he described in his motion as being the victim in the crime.

The tree poisoning story is making national news.  NBC Nightly News sent a crew to Auburn to report on the story.  You can see it tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. 

And, finally, another Montgomery high school on lock down after a prank call to police claiming students with guns were in the school's cafeteria.  A quick check showed no such gunmen.

Join us for these stories and more starting at 5 p.m.

I'll see you at six.

Bob H.

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