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'Footloose' brings '80s to Pigeon Forge

Source: Creative TheaterCast members of "Footloose" pose recently in costume. Creative Theater presents the musical based on the 1984 movie as its summer production. Show dates are July 27-29, and there is one performance each date at the nonprofit's location in Pigeon Forge. By the time the run end

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-07-19 05:45:00

Blue Ridge Parkway reopens after truck accident, driver to be charged for violations

CHEROKEE - The southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, after a Tuesday night delivery truck accident caused the 14-mile stretch to close for cleanup and investigation, according to the National Park Service.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-07-18 20:44:00

Local HUD smoking ban starts July 30

SEVIERVILLE -- The 50-page guide lays out the reasons behind and processes for implementing a smoking ban in public housing administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Local housing leaders across the country have a little leeway in complying with the federal law that takes

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-07-19 05:45:00

Sevierville OKs scaled-back mining regulations: Report

SEVIERVILLE -- After months of discussion of how to regulate mining and resource extraction efforts inside city limits, Sevieville officials decided on a "scaled-back" set of rules for mining operations.The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to amend the city's zoning ordinance to provide a mining an

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-07-19 05:45:00

New report sheds light into deadly Pigeon Forge helicopter crash

The day of the crash, another pilot had taken the helicopter out 10 times, while the pilot flying at the time of the crash took an additional five trips out before engine power stopped mid-air.

WATE - 2018-07-18 16:51:48

Missing Knox County man found dead by ATV rider

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says an ATV rider found the body of John Preston, 78, around 3:30 p.m. on the side of a trail behind a mobile home park at Park Edge at Foote Mineral Lane in northwest Knox County.

WATE - 2018-07-17 22:21:50

Gatlinburg budget passes first reading

GATLINBURG -- On Tuesday, Gatlinburg commissioners approved the city's 2018-19 budget in the first of three readings that will take place between now and Aug. 21.Commissioners also approved the first reading of an ordinance for a property tax rate for the same fiscal year; there will be no increase

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-07-19 05:45:00

Visiting family shocked as bear opens car door outside Gatlinburg cabin

Her daughter, 16-year-old Chasity Hazel, said her father and brother were sitting on the balcony when they heard what they thought was a truck door opening and closing.


Suspect arrested in McMinn County apartment complex shooting

Joseph Kibodeaux, 26, is charged with reckless endangerment, and two counts of drug possession.

WATE - 2018-07-18 19:20:26

Great Smokies sees 4th fatality this year after weekend multivehicle accident

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - In the fourth death this year in the national park on the North Carolina-Tennessee border, a man was killed and several were injured Saturday in a multivehicle collision on Newfound Gap Road, according to park rangers.


Funeral director shares perspective on Tennessee's opioid crisis

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Opioid addiction is taking the lives of many East Tennesseans at an increasing rate. The Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,186 opioid overdose deaths in 2016. Despite the alarming number, they report also shows 6.8 million pain pill prescriptions were written the fol

WATE - 2018-07-17 21:53:33

Bribery attempt leads to felony charge

SEVIERVILLE -- That escalated quickly. A local man allegedly turned a DUI arrest into a felony charge when he tried to bribe the highway patrolman who pulled him over early Sunday morning.Jonathan Brock Bowers, 23, of 615 Green Ridge Road in Sevierville, was allegedly on the wrong side of New Era Ro


Sevierville police search for missing 25-year-old man

SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) --Sevierville police are searching for a 25-year-old man who went missing on Monday afternoon.Brenden Hartlove was last seen wearing a black shirt and tan shorts before he went missing out of the Townsend area. Brendon is described as "mildly autistic."If you see Brende


CCSO: Newport man survives heroin overdose

NEWPORT—A Newport man is alive today after police reports say he overdosed, but was revived after the use of Narcan on Saturday, July 14.


Why Gatlinburg is the Perfect Family Getaway

So you want a vacation in the mountains, but your family is not quite ready to attempt backcountry camping. I get it. We have 3 little kids, and we're just starting to dip our toes into exploring the great outdoors. Gatlinburg,Tenneseeseemed like the perfect compromise. As we drove to Gatlinburg for


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Authorities looking for missing couple

William Casey Huffman told Newport Capt. Amy Gentry on Saturday his parents, Charles Raymond Martin, 81, and Mary Lou Martin, 83, could be missing or in danger.


Road closed after fatal, multi-vehicle wreck in GSMNP

LOCALPhoto: ThinkstockRoad closed after fatal, multi-vehicle wreck in GSMNPPark rangers say one person is dead and several others are in the hospital after a multi-vehicle wreck in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Saturday afternoon.Park rangers say one person is dead and several others are i


Young Girl Hit By Vehicle Not Long After Wheelchair Stolen

The story struck a chord with many of our viewers, and her mother has now said that not long after it was stolen, her daughter, Kaylee, was hit by a car.


Hamblen County Sheriff's Office responds to an individual barricaded inside house.

Top Local StoriesHamblen County Sheriff's Office responds to an individual barricaded inside houseBurchett, Matlock clash over ads as GOP Congressional primary nearsPolice search for missing Townsend man with autismHamblen Co. (WATE) - The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office is reporting that an individ