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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Knoxville.

Wednesday
Sep172014

Nashville Teen Brings Gun to School

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A teenage girl in Nashville was arrested Monday for reportedly bringing a gun to her high school.

The Tennessean reports that the 15-year-old was allegedly carrying a 32-caliber handgun in her jacket pocket. The gun was not loaded but had starter rounds with it.

The teenager is a freshman at Pearl-Cohn High School.

Police learned about the gun from a student.

According to The Tennessean, authorities think the girl was trying to sell the gun to another student.

The teenager was charged in juvenile court with carrying a gun on school property.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Police: Stabbing Victim Sets Suspect on Fire

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A man, who was stabbed, reportedly retaliated by setting his attacker on fire Tuesday  night.

The Knoxville Police Department reports that 55-year-old Christopher Kalnaage was at his home at 2411 Wilson Avenue when another man stabbed him during an argument.

Kalnaage then reportedly threw a flammable liquid onto his attacker and ignited it, setting the suspect and his own car on fire.

The stabber fled the scene and authorities believe he is suffering from severe burns. He has not gone to a hospital.

Kalnaage suffered stab wounds to the arm and torso. He was taken to UT Medical Center.

The burned man's identity is not yet known, but he is described as a black man between the ages of 35 and 40. He stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 230 pounds.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Man Sought in Pair of Attempted Robberies

Knoxville Police Department(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- Knoxville police are seeking the public's assistance with identifying and locating a man being sought in connection with two recent attempted robberies in the area.

The incidents happened about an hour apart on Sept. 8. Police said the first incident occurred at a Subway restaurant on the 3700 block of Chapman Highway, and the second at a SpeedMart store on the 2000 block of the same highway.

Police said in both incidents the same man entered the businesses and demanded money, but left without obtaining money from either business. The man then reportedly later purchased gasoline from a third business, but didn't rob that business.

Police have released surveillance photos of the man being sought, and anyone with information on the man is asked to contact police at 865-215-7212.


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Tuesday
Sep162014

North Knoxville Shooting Leaves One Injured

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Knoxville man was hospitalized after an early Tuesday morning shooting.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. on the 3300 block of Bishop Street in North Knoxville.

The victim, 30-year-old Wesley Farmer, is getting treated at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.


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Tuesday
Sep162014

Woman Allegedly Attacks Husband for Not Buying Her a Hat

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A woman allegedly attacked her husband on a Nashville street for refusing to buy her a hat.

The Tennessean reports that 33-year-old Sommer Trent was outside Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville early Sunday morning when she reportedly started cursing and grabbed her husband by the throat.

Trent was arrested on assault charges.

She and her husband were reportedly visiting Nashville from West Virginia for Sunday's Titans game.


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