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Sevier County man killed in shooting; person of interest in custody
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Deputies in Sevier County are investigating after a man was shot to death Monday afternoon. The Sevier County Sheriff's Office says they were called to Bob Hollow Road just outside the Sevierville city limits just after 3 p.m. for a person who had been shot. When they arr
Sweetest gifts for the season
PIGEON FORGE, TN — Beyond the Christmas shopping, hustle and bustle, decorating and gift wrapping, there remains time to make family memories. That’s what my sister and I did with my 87-year-old mother in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – made new memories and relived some from yesteryear. We shopped a little,
Brother of Dolly Parton passes away
NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Floyd Estel Parton, younger brother of country music superstar Dolly Parton, has died. He was 61 years old. Floyd Parton, of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6. Floyd was a songwriter and composer. Two of his most famous songs were "Rockin’ Years" recorded by his sister Dol
Where to go ice skating in Knoxville, East Tennessee
Winter weather has officially arrived in Knoxville, so why not welcome in the season with some ice skating?. Knoxville and surrounding areas offer several locations for the chilly pastime.
Newport Animal Shelter Manager charged with cruelty to animals
The manager of the Newport Friends of the Animal Shelter has been charged with cruelty to animals. Cocke County Sheriff Armondo Fontes announced the arrest of Terry Wayne Starnes, 44, of Gatlinburg, on Monday. The shelter currently houses animals from Cocke County and those picked up by Cocke County
Dollywood hiring singers, actors for 2019 season
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) - If you think you could be Dollywood's next rising star, now is your chance. The park is holding auditions for talent for its award-winning shows and productions.
Krispy Kreme offering $1 original dozen on Wednesday
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) Krispy Kreme is celebrating its Day of the Dozens holiday on Wednesday December 12. The doughnut chain is offering a dozen original glazed doughnuts for $1 with the purchase of any dozen at regular price. The offer is only at participating locations.
Olden, Spradling guide Trojans past Sevier County, 56-49
SEVIERVILLE — Jamal Spradling kept Morristown West in it Friday night in the first half against Sevier County, and Makai Olden delivered the knockout blow in the second. Spradling scored 9 of his 16 points in the first two periods as the Trojans trailed by five at halftime, but Olden fired in 20 of
Family makes the most of being stranded on snowy Virginia interstate
BRISTOL, Va. — It should have been a routine ride from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to Marion, Virginia. Travel time: Three hours, tops. Ali Bare, 23, had spent a couple of nights celebrating Christmas in a cabin with her father, racecar driver Duke Bare, of Meadowview, Virginia, and other family members.
Man who started Sevier Co. brush fire could face criminal charges
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office says the man rescued in Sevier County set a fire that brought attention to his situation could face criminal charges. Austin Miller stranded for days after an All-terrain vehicle wreck with broken ribs and a broken ankle didn't think he'd make it out alive.
Man dead after standoff had arrest history
The man dead from a gunshot wound after a standoff with police Saturday at his Louisville apartment had been arrested in August on a charge of aggravated stalking. He also had recently threatened “suicide by cop,” the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said.
Shots fired after car-jacking, thefts
A bullet fired from a car-jacked pick-up truck narrowly missed a Hamblen County officer in pursuit Thursday afternoon. The incident followed armed robberies in Jefferson County and a high speed three-county chase. A Hamblen County police dog helped corral two Virginia residents after they baled out
Dog was 'starving for food, water': Newport animal shelter director charged with animal cruelty
The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office arrested Terry Starnes, shelter director of the Friends Animal Shelter in Newport, on Monday and charged him with cruelty to animals, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
2.3 earthquake strikes Seymour, is second TN earthquake in as many days
SEYMOUR — A 2.3 magnitude earthquake was felt by residents in Seymour this morning. Residents reported a shaking and boom in that area today. The earthquake had a depth of around 2 miles.
City of Sevierville Mayor Bryan Atchley dies following battle with cancer
The City of Sevierville is mourning the death of its mayor, Bryan Atchley. The city announced Atchley had passed away early Sunday morning while at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Dead standoff suspect ID'd as TBI investigates Blount Co. incident
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspect in Saturday's hours-long standoff with Blount County Sheriff's deputies in Louisville. TBI is investigating the incident as an officer-involved shooting at the request of 5th District Attorney General Mike Flynn, according to a release
East Tennessee school delays, closings for Monday, Dec. 10
East Tennessee — SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, DEC. 10. Manley Baptist Weekday Learning Center, 3 and a half-hour delay.
Knoxville authorities implement emergency snow plans, will only respond to emergency calls
KNOXVILLE — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department have both implemented severe weather action plans in response to weather conditions today. KCSO went into its snow plan, while KPD is on a Severe Weather Plan Level 1. That means officers will only be responding to emergenc
BCSO: Man killed in hours-long standoff at Louisville apartment complex
A 21-year-old man was shot and killed following a reported domestic disturbance that turned into an hours-long standoff with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. The man first barricaded himself inside a Manor Way apartment in Louisville around 9 a.m. Around 3:30 p.m. he came to the door
Nearly $20k worth of insulation stolen from Sevierville work site
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Sevierville police are asking the public for any information on a work-site theft that occurred Thursday. Detectives say nearly $20,000 worth of Thermax exterior insulation was stolen from a job site.