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Tennessee Siblings Found by Law Enforcement; Amber Alert Cancelled


Update: An Amber Alert issued in Tennessee has been called off, following the discovery of two abducted children. The brother and sister were found in Maryland.

Original story:

An Amber Alert has been issued for two young children allegedly abducted in central Tennessee. Three-year-old Summer Knasel and 4-year-old Lovell Knasel were taken from their home in Spencer. They were believed to be taken by their non-custodial parents--32-year-old Jeremy Knasel, and 24-year-old Ashley Norberg.

Police say the parents are likely armed with at least one handgun. A black Nissan they were earlier believed to be driving has been located, and authorities now say the subjects are believed to be in a 1987 dark blue Chevy Astro Van. The Tennessee  license plate on the Astro Van is 065VKS.

The children were taken from the parents’ custody after it was discovered the mother and father were running a meth lab.

Police ask if you have information as to the whereabouts of the children or parents to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Dan Modlin served as News Director at WKU Public Radio for 23 years, and retired in early 2013. He's a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family. A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio. His reports have earned numerous national and state awards for documentary production, public affairs reporting, and enterprise reporting.
Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.