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Gatlinburg's Margaritaville Resort named best new hotel in the country

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Gatlinburg has another distinction to add to its laurels! The Margaritaville Resort there has been named the Best New Hotel of 2018 in the country by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards.


Friends of the Smokies to temporarily reopen two GSMNP visitor centers

KODAK, Tenn - The official nonprofit partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will fund the temporary reopening of two visitor centers in the park. Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Oco


Cosby man charged with possession of drugs

NEWPORT—A Cosby man is facing several drug charges following an incident in Newport on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Newport police officers charged Billy E. Moore, 44, Middle Creek Road, with possession of schedule II, III and IV drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $7,500 bond.


3 TN Valley men granted executive clemency by Gov. Haslam

On his last full day in office, Governor Bill Haslam granted 23 people, including three from the Tennessee Valley, executive clemency. Two people from the Tennessee Valley were granted a pardon, and a third was given a commutation.


200-year-old Cocke County home destroyed in fire

NEWPORT, Tenn. (WATE) - A 200-year-old house in Cocke County was destroyed in a fire earlier this week. The Cocke County Fire Department says they were called to the Graham home on Rankin Road just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Heavy fire and smoke was coming from the 5,000 square foot building.


Sevier County makes progress in housing dilemma

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — In reports since the deadly wildfires, 10News spoke to Sevier County leaders about the affordable housing need deficit. A county-commissioned study showed a need for 1,500 to 2,000 affordable units. Now, in 2019, crews are breaking ground on many projects that will bring the c


1 dead after crash on Chapman Highway in Sevier County

One person died in a crash on Chapman Highway Wednesday afternoon, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol. The single-vehicle crash happened near White School Road in Sevier County.


Police: 150 pounds of pot found in bags at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on fel


Drugs, firearm, cash seized during search

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Blount County Sheriff's Office, with help from multiple other agencies, conducted a search warranted on Wednesday that ended in the arrest of three people and the seizure of drugs, a firearm and cash.


'Bowling for Tourism' draws more than 100 leaders to Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An event at the Pigeon Forge Bowling Center is called Bowling for Tourism and is hosted by the Pigeon Forge Hospitality and Tourism Association. This event helps raise money for tourism bound students at Walters State Community College.


Police pursuit in Sevier County

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Seiver County Sheriff's Office says it will be releasing information later today about a police pursuit that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.


Park Visitor Centers open for MLK Jr. Weekend

KODAK, Tenn. (WVLT) - Friends of the Smokies announced that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C., from Friday through Monday, Jan. 18-21. Visitation to the park is expected to increase during these dat


Sevier County robbery suspect arrested after two-county chase

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WATE) - A Sevier County man wanted in connection with an armed robbery was arrested Wednesday after a pursuit that led officers into Knox County. Jordan Lynn James, 29, was wanted for the armned robbery of the Cash Express in Seymour on Tuesday. Sevier County deputies say they develo


70-year-old Tennessee woman charged with illegally voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in a 70-year-old woman being charged with voter fraud. According to the TBI, the Piney Flats woman is a convicted felon who cast a ballot during the November general election.


Former Jefferson deputy faces child porn charges

A former Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on child pornography charges. Timothy Paul Tewell, 45, Agape Way, Dandridge was arrested Jan. 9 by Jefferson County Detective Lt. Pam Taylor on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor after more than 100 images of prepubescent children


Sheriff Reports - Jan. 19

King arrest: A Bryson City, NC woman is facing several charges including driving under the influence on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Lt. Michael Whitmer reported he was dispatched to the intersection of Cosby Highway and Wilton Springs Road, concerning a vehicle accident at 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival, Lt. Whitm


Sevier County law enforcement serve lunch for Special Olympics

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- You might have had an unusual server Thursday if you were looking for pizza for lunch in Pigeon Forge. Law enforcement officers in Sevier County are serving lunch Thursday to raise money for the Special Olympics.


Tennessee authorities issue Endangered Child Alert for missing teenager

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a missing teenager who they say is endangered. Maricsa Beltran-Lopez, 16, is described as being Hispanic, 5’5″ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with white l


Police Reports - Jan. 19

Johnson arrest: Officers were dispatched to Dollar Tree concerning a male subject dressed like a female and attempting to steal make up on Wednesday, Jan. 16. While en route, Patrolman Jordan Douglas was advised the male, later identified as Jason Lee Johnson, 42, fled the scene. Upon arrival to the


The Jan. 19 lineup card for The Sports Page

“The Sports Page:” live on WKVL 100.9 FM and 850 AM from 10 a.m. to noon today at Barley’s in downtown Maryville with hosts Mike Edwards, Donnie Moore and Charlie Puleo. Facebook/Twitter: @the sportspagetn (watch live)