5 things to know this morning

Marilou Danley, 62, lived with the suspected shooter Stephen Paddock in Mesquite NV, Photo Date: Undated

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Here are the top five stories from Local 8 News Anchor Casey Wheeless to get you out the door this morning. Stay connected to Local 8 News online.

1. Shooter's girlfriend didn't know of attack plans

An attorney for the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend says she had no knowledge of any plans by him to commit a massacre.

Marilou Danley's lawyer said Wednesday she plans to cooperate fully with the investigation of her boyfriend Stephen Paddock.

Defense attorney Matthew Lombard spoke in Los Angeles after Danley met with FBI agents to discuss Sunday's carnage on the Las Vegas strip.

She returned to the U.S. Tuesday night from the Philippines, where she was visiting family.

While she was there, Paddock, a high-stakes gambler, sent her $100,000.

Lombard says she was not expecting the money and worried that he was breaking up with her.

2. UT student attacked, run over by own car in parking garage theft

University of Tennessee Student Hannah Nelson said she has always felt safe near campus, until a violent confrontation at the University Commons Walmart parking garage Tuesday.

"I got out of my car, started walking towards the door, and this guy, big guy, comes towards me, grabs my keys and starts yelling at me," Nelson recalled.

Not willing to just give up her keys, she decided to fight back—in broad daylight, with several other people around.

"He pushed me into the car next to me, and then I push off the car into him...and then he got into my car backing up, and I fell onto the floor, hit my head, and he stepped on my thigh. I have a giant bruise on my thigh," she said.

A witness told Local 8 News that at first, the scene looked like a couple fighting, but it was the look in Nelson's eyes that told him she was in trouble.

The attacker drove off with Nelson's 2014 black Honda Civic, while she lay helpless on the ground of the parking lot in need of an ambulance.

Nelson told Local 8 News she had a warning to others: it doesn't matter the time or the place, anything can happen.

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3. Police: Man arrested for exposing himself next to school bus

A man was arrested after police say he exposed himself next to a Knox County School bus.

The first incident reportedly happened at 7:40 a.m. on September 11 when four Fulton High School students were on board bus 580 traveling on Washington Pike near I-640.

A teachers aide told officers a man pulled up in the left lane beside the bus at a red light and exposed himself while keeping a "constant stare" at the individuals on the bus. She also said the man winked at her.

When the traffic light changed, students copied down the man's license plate number as he made a U-turn.

Teachers also reported seeing the man pull up near the bus on Washington Pike for a second time on September 25. He allegedly watched students as they loaded and followed the bus onto Whittle Springs Road then Fairmont Boulevard to Broadway.

According to police records, Kevin Benjamin Murphy was charged with indecent exposure in connection to the incidents.

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4. Young-Williams offering free pet adoptions through Friday

Thinking of adding a special new family member to your home? Young-Williams Animal Center announced Wednesday they are offering free adoptions through Friday, October 6.

The special is available through a grant provided by the Petco Foundation to clear out the facility, which is at capacity.

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5. Driver in fatal Chattanooga school bus crash out on bond

The driver in a school bus crash that killed six elementary school children has made his bond and is out of jail while his case proceeds.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman J. Matt Lea says 25-year-old Johnthony Walker has been released to the county community corrections program, which offers an alternative to incarceration.

Walker had been in jail in isolation facing 34 charges, including six counts of vehicular homicide. Authorities say Walker was speeding in November 2016 when he wrecked the bus on a curvy Chattanooga road while carrying 37 children.

Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole lowered Walker's bond from more than $100,000 to $50,000. Walker must use GPS monitoring and can't drive motor vehicles pending trial, which is set to begin Feb. 27.

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