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TVA explains lightning strike effects on oxygen tanks


ID=14414495(WBIR-Sevier County) A lightning strike hit near a liquid oxygen tank about a quarter of a mile from Douglas Dam in Sevier County Wednesday night.

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Lightning sparks large fire near Douglas Dam


ID=14373343Lightning struck a line running from an oxygen tank into Douglas Lake during Wednesday evening's storms. Firefighters say the strike sparked a large fire near the dam.

Sheriff: Man busted with pot & cash in his home


A Sevierville man already out on bond for a previous drug charge has been busted again with a large amount of marijuana in his home.

According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, Lee Harold Arwood, 62, is charged with possession of marijuana for resale and possession of drug paraphenalia after an undercover investigation led to a search of his home on Price Way.

Police look for driver in crash that injured boy on bike


Sevierville Police are looking for a driver who was involved in an accident that severely injured a little boy.

The accident happened at around 7:30 pm on Friday night (August 15) at the intersection of Old Knoxville Highway and One Way Street.

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Florida couple dead in murder-suicide at Sevier Co. cabin


A Florida couple is dead after what investigators are calling a murder-suicide at a Sevier County cabin.

According to Sheriff Ron Seals, someone called 911 from the home on Treehouse Lane Monday to report that two people had been shot.

When emergency crews arrived, they found Richard Crosby, 52, dead on the bedroom floor of a single gunshot wound. His wife, Genevieve Crosby, 48, was on the bed. She had been shot multiple times, but was still alive.

Sevierville honors some life-saving civil servants


(WBIR - Sevierville) The City of Sevierville handed out honors Monday to several civil servants who helped save the lives of an elderly couple.

City leaders honored Officers Graham Ownby, Mike Lequire, Eric Denton and Thomas Thompson, as well as Firefighters Andrew Wilson, John Satterfield and Andy Johnson after they saved the couple from carbon monoxide poisoning.