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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Knoxville.

Monday
Dec222014

Knoxville Police Investigate Pharmacy Robbery

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Knoxville Police Department is investigating a  robbery that happened at a pharmacy on Sunday.

Police say a white female, dressed in black, approached the front counter of the CVS Pharmacy in the 2800 block of North Broadway around 4:30 p.m. The woman had a piece of candy and presented the cashier a note, according to police. The note indicted the suspect had a gun and demanded cash.

After the cashier removed the drawer, police say the suspect grabbed the cash and fled the store before fleeing in a vehicle.


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Monday
Dec222014

Watch Justin Timberlake Surprise Nashville Crowd with Garth Brooks

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- It was the surprise of a lifetime.

A crowd turned out Friday to see a Justin Timberlake show in Nashville, Tenn., when the singer decided to bring country royalty to the stage -- Garth Brooks.

"I saw an ENTERTAINER tonight! @justintimberlake #Justinrcredible," Brooks posted on Instagram, along with a video of the two singing Brooks' famed 1990 hit "Friends in Low Places.”

 

I saw an ENTERTAINER tonight! @justintimberlake #Justinrcredible

A video posted by Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:33pm PST



In the video, posted in its entirety on YouTube, Timberlake, 33, starts singing the song first, the crowd joins in next, then Brooks takes the stage and the crowd goes nuts.

"Hold on," Timberlake says after the second verse, before welcoming the legend onstage. "Something don't feel right."

 


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Monday
Dec222014

Missing Canadian Woman Found in Tennessee

(KNOX COUNTY, Tenn.) -- A woman, who was reported missing in Canada last month, has been found safe in Tennessee.

Chrisma Denny, of Cape Breton, Canada, was found Sunday in Knox County.

"Denny is in a safe location and has agreed to stay there while detectives with KCSO's Major Crimes Unit work with Denny's family, the Cape Breton Regional Police, and the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ensure she returns home," the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Denny, 23, was reported missing on Nov. 4. Investigators said she entered the Unites States in late August and interacted with police in Alabama and then Knox County.


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Friday
Dec192014

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Dips

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Last month Tennessee saw yet another drop in its unemployment rate, according to figures released by the Department of Labor & Workforce Development Thursday.

The latest jobs report says that Tennessee's unemployment rate slid from 7.1 percent in October to 6.8 percent in November.

The national unemployment rate in November was 5.8 percent, unchanged from the previous month.


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Friday
Dec192014

Juvenile Charged in Stabbing Death of Man, 62

(KNOX COUNTY, Tenn.) -- A juvenile suspect has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in northeast Knox County on Wednesday.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the juvenile was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with second-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Ronald Echols.

Investigators said Echols was stabbed during an incident at the Black Oak Apartments on Oak Valley Drive. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died.


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