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Health warnings lifted for Sevier Co. river


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For the first time in more than 20 years, the state is lifting its warning for parts of a river near a popular tourism destination.

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Gatlinburg celebrates Earth Day with spur clean-up


(WBIR, Knoxville) - About 100 volunteers spent Tuesday morning picking up trash along the spur in Gatlinburg.

It was part of the City of Gatlinburg's Earth Week.

Tuesday, Gatlinburg celebrated Earth Day with its annual spur clean-up day. Volunteers from businesses in the community spent about three hours picking up litter and trash along the section of road that connects the Pigeon Forge with Gatlinburg.

4 fires in 2 hours stretch Sevier Co. crews thin


A string of fires in Sevier County Monday destroyed a couple homes and burned several acres of land. Making matters worse, firefighters say they all started around the same.

The Sevier County Fire Department says four fires started between 2 o'clock and 4:30 Monday afternoon.

First firefighters battled a brush fire near Gatlinburg that burned five acres. The city's spokesperson says someone was burning brush on Boogertown Road when the fire got out of control.

Man pleads guilty to stabbing, raping woman on Smokies trail


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Two years after a woman was stabbed and raped in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a man has pleaded guilty to the crimes.

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Search ends for 5-year-old boy killed in Sevier cabin fire


The remains of a 5-year-old Indiana boy who died in a Sevier County cabin fire last week may never be found.

After five days of searching, officials announced Monday that investigators have ceased their search efforts for the body of Tyveon Temple.

Pigeon Forge planning all-inclusive playground


A new pla

ground in Pigeon Forge seeks to give everyone a chance to play.

On Wednesday, the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club unveiled plans for the next phase of the Wear Farm City Park.

The expansion will include several pieces of equipment designed to be accessible to anyone. It will be the first all-inclusive playground in the city.

Organizers want it to be a place where children of all abilities can play together.

Everyone safe following Gatlinburg condo fire



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(WBIR) Several families are safe following a fire at a Gatlinburg condominium.