5 things to know this morning

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. Sheriff: Las Vegas gunman used cameras in hallway, peephole to observe officers, security

LVPD Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill reported the suspect had two cameras placed outside the room at the Mandalay Bay to monitor the hallway, and police suspected they were used so the gunman could watch as law enforcement and security advanced. One camera was placed in the door peephole so the gunman could see down the hallway.

Undersheriff McMahill confirmed that leaked photos were taken inside the hotel room and of the suspect, and that LVPD had opened an internal investigation into the source of the leaks of those photos to the public.

Jill Snyder of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) confirmed 47 firearms had been recovered from three locations, including the hotel room and two residences in Verde and Mesquite, Nevada. All weapons, including rifles, shotguns and pistols, were purchased in Nevada, Utah, California and Texas.

According to the Associated Press, a Las Vegas hospital says another person has died from wounds suffered in the weekend shooting.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center said the victim died Tuesday afternoon. No details about the person were released and the hospital said it still has 31 people in critical condition.

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2. Park to open Chimney Tops Trail October 6

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will open the Chimney Tops Trail to a newly developed observation point starting Friday, October 6. The trail to the top of the pinnacles will remain closed until further notice.

This will be the first time the trail has been open since the wildfires in late November 2016.

"We are excited to complete the work on the Chimney Tops Trail in time for the fall color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” said Acting Superintendent Clay Jordan. “We understand that many people have a strong emotional tie to the Chimney Tops Trail and its reopening has been a priority for moving forward in our recovery from the fire event.”

The park's trail crew developed a section of the trail, which will provide a safe viewing area for hikers to enjoy the sights of Mount LeConte and the Chimney Tops pinnacles. The topmost 0.25 miles of the trail were heavily damaged by the fire and will remain closed due to safety concerns that exist.

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3.BBB: Up to 80 percent of online ads for dog sales are fake

The BBB said up to 80 percent of the dog ads on Ccraigslist are fake, with no pet on the other side of the online exchange. The typical loss is around $500, but can add up to thousands of dollars.

Amy Buttry, the executive director of the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, said people shouldn't be heading to the internet when thinking about bringing a pet into their lives.

If you still have your sights set on buying online, the BBB suggests never wiring money or paying by card. Also, watch for grammar errors in online posts.

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4. Half-scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial set up in Knoxville

The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It will be open 24 hours a day free of charge. The hope is that The Wall That Heals will bring the same healing legacy to those who have not had the opportunity to visit “The Wall” in D.C. There are 58,318 names listed on the 250- foot replica.

It will be at the Berry Lynnhurst Cemetery on Adair Drive.

Set up is scheduled to start on Wednesday. The wall will open to the public at 10:00 a.m. Thursday. The wall will close at 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

5.Puerto Rico raises hurricane's official death count to 34

The governor of Puerto Rico says the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been increased to 34 from 16.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello also says he believes the hurricane caused $90 billion in damage across the island.

The governor made the announcement at a news conference following U.S. President Donald Trump's short visit to the U.S. territory to assess the storm's impact.

During his stop, Trump congratulated Puerto Ricans for avoiding a high death toll of "a real catastrophe like Katrina." As many as 1,800 people died in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina breached levees protecting New Orleans.

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