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Kodak-Northview VFD receives new fire engine


(WBIR - Sevier County) The Kodak Volunteer Fire Department Friday welcomed a new set of wheels to its fleet.

Kodak VFD's held a dedication ceremony for its new fire engine and is now in service. The truck was designed with the department in mind, which firefighters said will help them speed up their response time.

Members of the department said the event is special because they typically don't get new engines.

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Dollywood auditions for 2015 season begin in January


(WBIR - Pigeon Forge) Dollywood is already looking forward to the 2015 season.

Dollywood will begin hosting a series of auditions around the region to fill shows for the upcoming year. The auditions will take place in Pigeon Forge, Nashville and Atlanta, Georgia throughout January. The amusement park will be looking for people with experience in country or pop music as well as musical theater.

Firefighters want to help family who lost everything in fire


The Pigeon Forge Fire Department was called to the home on Watson Court Friday around 2:30 am. The found the house almost fully engulfed in flames, and were unable to save it.

Luckily, the family of eight-- three adults and five children, were not injured. But they lost everything in the fire with Christmas just around the corner.

Woman with gun shot wound found in wrecked car


Sevierville police are investigating after a woman was found shot in her car.

A driver stopped on Red Bank Road to help a car in a ditch at about 7:20 a.m. Thursday. He called police after the woman inside the car said she had been shot.

Crews took the woman to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Police said it appears the woman was shot in the back. No word on her condition at this time.

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Sevier Co. deputies search for missing 14-year-old


The Sevier County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 14-year-old boy.

Deputies said Shawn Jacob Lowery was last seen by his mother at 1 a.m. Tuesday. At the time, he was wearing blue jeans, brown work boots, a blue sweatshirt, and a black jacket. He has brown hair and hazel eyes, weighs 135 pounds, and is 5'9" tall.

Officials said Lowery is diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar, and depression. He is refusing to take his medication, according to the sheriff's office.

12-13-14 keeps East Tennessee wedding chapels busy


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(WBIR-Sevierville) Remembering your wedding anniversary can be as easy as counting--at least it is for those who married on 12-13-14.

In East Tennessee, wedding chapels had one of their busiest days of the year Saturday.

Sevierville Police name officer, man involved in fatal shooting


A Sevierville police officer is on administrative duty after he shot and killed a man Friday night after a standoff following a domestic dispute call.

According to City of Sevierville spokesperson Bob Stahlke, Officer Adam Akers shot Randall Gorden, 27, after he pointed a pistol at the officers. Stahlke said its the city's first officer-involved shooting in at least 25 years.

He said this is something you never want to happen and the department and the officer are praying for Gorden's family.