A power outage left parts of the Auburn University campus in the dark before electrical service was restored. Many buildings on campus went dark around 1 p.m. Tuesday, but the lights were back on about 45 minutes later. University spokesman Mike Clardy says it's not clear what caused the problem. Employees were working in the dark at the football building during the outage, and students posted comments on social media about other buildings being without power.
A new estimate shows Auburn is among the fastest growing in the country. The estimate released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Auburn was among the top 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of at least 50,000 people. AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/11cP9j0 ) the city had an estimated population growth rate of 3.71 percent during the one-year period starting July 1, 2011. Eight Texas cities made the ranking of 15 with San Marcos, located between San Antonio and Austin, topping the list with a 4.91 percent increase.
A judge is delaying the trial of an Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn's cherished Toomer's Corner oak trees.
Defense attorneys for Harvey Updyke have asked the judge to move the trial to a different location. Judge Jacob Walker said Thursday that he would set a hearing date to consider the request.