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Sevier County property owners sue park service for $54 million in wildfire damages

Failure to MonitorFailure to Comply with Command Structure RequirementsFailure to Adhere to Mandatory Fire Management Policies and RequirementsFailure to Provide Timely and Accurate Warnings to Park Neighbors, Local Government Officials, Residents and Visitors

WATE - 2018-08-14 16:39:16

KPD arrest suspect in Fast Cash Plus armed robbery

Top Local StoriesUniversity of Tennessee welcomes new students with Welcome Week7 things 2018 babies won't recognizeEast Tennessee sheriffs warn of phone scamKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville police have captured a suspect accused of robbing a check cashing business Tuesday on Clinton Highway.The

WATE - 2018-08-15 11:20:47

GSMNP: Lane closures begin tomorrow

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) --Great Smoky Mountains National Park maintenance crews will begin work along the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg starting August 20, with work on the Gatlinburg Bypass beginning August 16.

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-15 15:23:00

Jefferson City police seize more than 2,900 prescription pills in bust

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WATE) - Police in Jefferson City seized more than 2,900 prescription pills Monday as part of a lengthy drug investigation.

WATE - 2018-08-14 20:03:38

New regulations for PF overnight residential rentals

PIGEON FORGE -- People looking to start a new overnight rental location in areas zoned as low density residential (R-1) district in the city are out of luck after a new ordinance was passed to prevent it.The Pigeon Forge City Commission responded to the state's approval of a new law protecting overn

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-08-15 05:45:00

Nearly 3,000 pills seized in Jefferson raid

Officers and detectives seized more than 2,900 prescription pills, $300 in cash, a Chevrolet Corvette and a Cadillac SUV.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 15:09:00

Woman indicted on animal cruelty charges

Laurel Gibson is charged with three counts each intentional killing of an animal and aggravated cruelty to animals, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, evading arrest by motor vehicle and violation of the registration law.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 15:26:00

Man, 58, charged with North Knox armed robbery

Ronald Glenn Berry was charged with one count of aggravated robbery after he confessed to the Tuesday morning holdup at the Fast Cash Plus, 5100 Clinton Highway, an arrest warrant states.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-08-15 13:53:00

Phone scam in Blount County claims to have arrest warrant from sheriff's office

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam in the Maryville area.The phone scammers are calling Blount County residents and claiming to be Blount County Sheriff’s Office employees. The calls typically include claims of an arrest warrant for unpa

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-15 10:00:00

More complaints filed over Chimney Tops fires

GATLINBURG -- The latest round of lawsuits filed against the National Park add dozens of new plaintiffs and more than $100 million in damages to the claims that had already been filed.Local attorney Sidney Gilreath is representing dozens of residents and property owners who lost homes, buildings, ca

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-08-14 05:45:00

Maryville man accused of forcing food in child's mouth

A Maryville man was arrested this weekend after allegedly forcing food into a 5-year-old boy’s mouth and slapping the child in the face when he got choked and spit it out.Christopher Michael Sayers, 38, Atchley Drive, was arrested by Maryville Police officers Sunday night on a charge of child abuse.

DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

East Tennessee sheriffs warn of phone scam

So far, calls have been reported in Blount, Loudon and Roane counties. The sheriff's offices say they will never call a resident to say they owe money for a parking ticket and will never tell people to buy prepaid credit cards to pay those debts.

WATE - 2018-08-15 00:27:23

Police search for man accused of robbing Knoxville Fast Cash Plus

Knoxville Police have asked for help identifying and locating a man accused of robbing Fast Cash Plus on Clinton Highway.A white, heavyset male suspect, about 50 to 60 years old and 5'6" to 5'8" tall, allegedly robbed the store and took off in an older blue Toyota SUV, possibly a RAV4, with rear dam

WBIR - 2018-08-14 18:33:06

One killed, two hurt in head-on crash on Loves Creek Road in Knoxville

(Photo: Provided / Knoxville Police Department)One person was killed and two others injured in a crash that shut down Loves Creek Road in Knoxville on Monday afternoon, police said.Authorities responded at 3:38 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Loves Creek Road near Buffat Mill Road.Witnesses reported

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-08-13 23:35:00

Knoxville bail bondsman arrested on tax evasion charges

State investigators arrested 52-year-old William Edward Walker Jr. at his business, All American Bail Bonds, located at 2661 E. Magnolia Ave.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-08-14 22:33:00

KARM responds to influx of hate calls about overpass homeless camp

"We were seeing a pretty significant uptick in the number of hate calls and the number of emails asking us when we were going to clean up our trash across the street," said KARM CEO Burt Rosen. "We weren't hearing, 'When is the city going to do something to address it?' It was, 'When is KARM going t

WATE - 2018-08-14 22:39:52

Bubba Fest hits Pigeon Forge for the first time

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) --Bubba Festival is in Pigeon Forge this week, and it boasts some well-known celebrities, events and crafts.


The Smokies and the Bandit: Burt Reynolds proves biggest draw at Bubba Fest

PIGEON FORGE — Only a person living outside of civilization would not recognize at least one celebrity at the inaugural Bubba Fest, which continues through today at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The star with the biggest line for autographs Saturday was the icon Burt Reynolds.“People have been


Former Tennessee QB in court for counterfeit check charge

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A former Vols quarterback is expected in court Monday morning after his arrest for allegedly passing a counterfeit check for more than $95,000.


Salvadorian man facing fourth deportation after DUI arrest in Jefferson County

Oscar Guevara-Salamanca, 42, is set for arraignment in U.S. District Court in Knoxville on Tuesday on a charge of re-entry by an illegal alien previously deported subsequent to conviction for an aggravated felony.