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Indictment: More fraud against fund

SEVIERVILLE -- A Gatlinburg woman has become the latest person charged with defrauding the Dollywood Foundation, in a sealed presentment that became public upon her arrest. Thirty-nine-year-old Candy Joy Jeffries Brucoglio is charged with money laundering, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000,

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-20 05:45:00

Hit-and-run kills child, 1

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Sevier County Sheriff's Office were investigating a hit-and-run accident Wednesday in front of Cota's Comfort Heating and Cooling on Chapman Highway that took the life of a 13-month-old. They believe the child was struck by a red Pontiac Vibe traveling north on the h

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Sixth person accused in scheme to defraud Dolly Parton's fund for wildfire victims

A sixth person has been accused in a scheme to defraud Dolly Parton's fund set up to aid victims of last year's deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg. A grand jury returned an indictment against Candy Joy Jeffries Brocuglio on Sept. 12, alleging she conspired with Jason Ronald Santore, Jr. to steal $10,000

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 20:15:31

'Burg to talk debris removal extension

GATLINBURG -- Though the topic was not an official agenda item at Tuesday night's city commission meeting, the current Sept. 30 deadline for fire debris removal was discussed during the city manager's report to commissioners. After providing an update to commissioners and audience members regarding

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Chalet Village seeks to rebuild Firewise

GATLINBURG - One of the Gatlinburg neighborhoods hit hard by the November 2016 wildfires is trying to rebuild and landscape in a way that reduces the risk from flames in the future. Pete Jucker's home was one of hundreds incinerated in the Chalet Village area north of the Gatlinburg Bypass. He has k

WBIR - 2017-09-20 23:54:50

Sugarlands MountainFest set for the first weekend of October

GATLINBURG - The city of Gatlinburg is celebrating those who call the town home and the first responders who serve to keep the city safe each day. Sugarlands Distilling Company will host its inaugural Sugarlands MountainFest from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2017. The final day, Sunday, Oct. 1, is "Celebrate

WBIR - 2017-09-20 21:48:19

UPDATE: More indicted in scheme to steal from Dollywood Foundation fund

SEVIER COUNTY, TENN. - (UPDATED Sept. 20): Several people face charges in Sevier County for an alleged scheme to get money from the Dollywood Foundation that was meant for victims of the November fire disaster. Newly unsealed indictments obtained by 10News show the defendants used other people's add

WBIR - 2017-09-20 18:03:12

And they call the thing 'roadeo'

As he drives in reverse, a transportation professional looks behind his equipment during Wednesday morning's "roadeo" competition at the Sevierville Convention Center. Hosted this year by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators' Safety Conference bri

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Sevier County corn maze spells out "Smokies Strong"

A Sevierville pumpkin patch is honoring first responders with their "Smokies Strong" themed corn maze. Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch posted a picture of the maze on Facebook and said "Well here it is.... Our 2017 corn maze. Everyone has asked and we didn't want to spill the beans until we could get an

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-21 11:04:00

Board OKs $300K for security upgrades

SEVIERVILLE -- Sheriff Ron Seals is set to add new deputies and security measures after the Sevier County Courthouse after County Commission approved about $300,000 in spending at its September meeting. The funds will cover the cost of new stand-up metal detectors as well as hand-held units, a van f

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Foundation raises $103,000 for scholarships

SEVIERVILLE -- The two options that Shelby Lindsey didn't have to choose are ones that many college students face: take off a year - and hope that it's just one year - or go into debt. Instead, Lindsey received a scholarship in August and is now pursuing her bachelor's degree at the Sevierville camp

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

No injuries in South Knox County house fire

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WATE) - No injuries were reported when a home under renovations caught fire Wednesday night in South Knox County. The fire was reported just after 7:32 p.m. in the 700 block of Fordtown Road. The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department and Rural/Metro responded to the scene. Fire officials

WATE - 2017-09-21 00:40:07

THP: Crash injures child in Sevier County

SEYMOUR - Authorities are investigating a Wednesday morning crash that struck a child on Chapman Highway. The crash happened just after 10 a.m. near the corner of Chapman and Denali Way on the Sevier County side of Seymour in front of Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling, 12806 Chapman Highway. Further

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 14:57:37

Seymour family pays contractor to blacktop driveway; job isn't finished

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WATE) - A paving contractor hired to put in a driveway scammed a young family in Seymour. The paver never put blacktop down, but was paid for the job. The contractor has a history with several police departments and came up with numerous excuses as to why he delayed paving the drivew

WATE - 2017-09-20 22:35:51

Hurst, Bewley reappointed to Areawide Development Corporation board

A pair of businessmen with local ties have been reappointed to the Areawide Development Corporation at its meeting on Sept. 18 in Alcoa. Don Hurst, Cosby, a business development consultant with the Tennessee Department of Economic Development, Johnson City, was re-elected to the board. Hurst has hel

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2017-09-21 09:00:00

Armed robber strikes Ober Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG - Gatlinburg police are looking for leads after a robber broke into Ober Gatlinburg over the weekend and forced an employee to hand over money at gunpoint. Police said a masked person kicked down the accounting office door at Ober's hub at 1339 Ski Mountain Road early Sunday around 6:00

WBIR - 2017-09-19 21:56:41

Library celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day

Kestrel Clark (center) and Inka Nelson (right) listen to youth services librarian Jill Przytarski (left) read a pirate-themed book on Tuesday at Gatlinburg's Anna Porter Public Library. Sept. 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Staffers at the library observed the holiday with crafts and pi

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-20 05:45:00

Kane's 'Get on Trails' getting East Tennesseans healthy for 20 years

It was a simple enough idea. "I was doing outreach for Covenant Health," recalled Missy Kane, during a hike Saturday at Victor Ashe Park. "The program was called 'Get on Track with Missy Kane'. We used to walk at the mall. One day I was driving through the mountains and I thought, 'Why don't we take

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 09:00:09

Anakeesta Alpine Coaster on board agenda

GATLINBURG -- The city may get another mountain coaster attraction if members of the Gatlinburg municipal planning commission approve a PUD site plan submitted by representatives of Anakeesta. The topic is one of four that will be taken up by commissioners during the Thursday meeting. The PUD site p

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-20 05:45:00

Pest plants invade Smokies wildfire areas

SEVIER COUNTY - On the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Sevier County, the charred landscape from the 2016 wildfires provided a clean and fertile slate for a new lush landscape. "This area along Cove Mountain Trail had some high-intensity heat that killed the tops of a lot of t

WBIR - 2017-09-19 23:02:58