Thursday, December 5 2013 9:25 AM EST2013-12-05 14:25:11 GMT
The holiday season is supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But for those who have lost a loved one, Christmas can be very blue - lasting into the start of a new year. December 5th marksMore >>
The holiday season can be very blue for someone who has lost a loved one. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how to find joy in new traditions and move past holiday depression.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Local News, Weather, Traffic, Sports, Stocks, Movies on your Cell PhoneMore >>
Get local news, weather, sports, and video on your mobile device.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
One Nashville homeowner knows what it feels like to have something hanging over his head, and the garage where he restores antique cars and motorcycles is one big storm away from becoming rubble.
Terry Walls said a big, leaning hackberry tree near his garage appears to be on Metro Nashville property, but through a strange twist of legal events, nobody is claiming responsibility for the tree.
"My garage is going to get crushed," Walls said.
For now, the tree is kept upright by a couple of chains, and it appears the tree is on the Metro Nashville easement. It's not on Walls' deed, and its location is marked as an easement or alley.
Metro Councilman Tony Tenpenny has been calling everyone in government for a solution.
"I would love to see Metro and my constituent come to some kind of agreement. I believe they really could work this out between the two of them. If this thing falls, and he's in there, we are probably going to a funeral," Tenpenny said.
However, Metro said while the spot may have been designed as an easement, the city never accepted it as an easement. So, that makes it private property, and Metro Public Works cannot legally cut down the tree.
"We are bound by law. The government is not allowed to spend public tax dollars on private property. We would be breaking the law to do that," said Mark Macy, Public Works assistant director of engineering.
Now, the tree that is still not on Walls' property truly is his problem, which could cost $1,800 to have removed.
"I've been a machinist and mechanic for 30-plus years and am currently jobless. I have a little money, but $1,800 is a good chunk on me unemployed," Walls said.
Walls' insurance company said it can't do anything until after the tree actually falls. Walls said it's going to be difficult to come up with the money for removing the tree, but he said it would be foolish to wait to collect insurance money and build another garage.
Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Easement confusion leaves homeowner with tree over his headMore>>