5 things to know Monday, April 17

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- 1. Man arrested for stabbing two people after argument over a phone.

Knoxville police say a man was arrested after stabbing two people. It happened over the weekend. James Richard Trent is accused of stabbing one man at least 6 times in critical areas of his body. Another man went to the hospital with deep cuts across his face.

Witnesses tell police the stabbing started after Trent accused the men of stealing his cell phone.

2. President Trump says China is working on North Korea 'problem.'

President Donald Trump said that China is working with the United States on "the North Korea problem."

President Trump's vice president, Mike Pence, is told American and South Korea service members that the North's latest "provocation," a failed missile launch shortly before his arrival in Seoul, has laid bare the risks they face.

While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the specter of a potential escalated U.S. response is trailing Pence as he undertakes a 10-day trip to Asia amid increasing tensions and heated rhetoric.

Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, cited Trump's recent decision to order missile strikes in Syria after a chemical attack blamed on the Assad government as a sign that the president "is clearly comfortable making tough decisions."

3. Virginia Tech marking 10 years after shooting that killed 32.

Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families of the slain returned to campus to honor the lives that were lost that day.

Virginia Tech is held series of events Sunday to mark the anniversary of the deadly campus shooting on April 16, 2007. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine were among the 10,000 to 20,000 people expected at the Blacksburg campus for the solemn occasion.

4. Earth Week kicks off Monday

The educational Gatlinburg Goes Green Seminar has moved to 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn.

This week also serves as a reminder that most of the hiking trails in Gatlinburg are open and ready for visitors.

The Smokies has 840 miles of trails and Ranger Dana Soehn said there's a trail that's easy for anyone.

"There's a trail that's right for everyone, every skill level; you can come to a place like this, a very easy walk, just a few hundred yards," said Soehn. "It gives you a chance to stop and disconnect and enjoy a great piece of nature, as you are here by the waterfall, along by the stream, and seeing some of those spring wildflowers," she continued.

Right now, four trails are closed in the park, but there's dozens of others that will easily get hikers to a mountain stream or view.

It's guaranteed fun that families can have when they come back to the mountains.

Studies show being by a nature stream reduces heart rates and stress.

5. Farmers say horse trailer thefts are becoming more popular.

The volunteer state is home for many horses, and horse farms, and that is one thing thieves see as an opportunity.

Cambridge Farms, surrounded by horses and fences is another victim of horse trailer theft. It's a trend farm owners said is common in Tennessee, only they were lucky enough to get their trailer back.

They advise others who could fall victim to the theft to keep copies of all paperwork.

"Keep the Vin number for sure, if you don't buy it from a dealer, you buy it second hand, find the Vin number write it down, and get pictures of your trailers too." Wheaton said.

Lauren Ray, farm owner, believes the theft not only has an affect on the business but also on the community as well.

"I don't think that the people who are doing the stealing even think about how what they're doing has an effect on their community and on the local businesses," said Ray. "You know if we weren't able to get our trailer back, me being a single mom, I wasn't going to be able to go get another trailer, and it's going to hurt what we're doing for the kids in the community, the lessons we're giving, the horses that we're helping, it has a really big impact." he continued.