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Wet weather not slowing down fall foliage tourism


(WBIR) After one of the driest Septembers on record, we've seen off and on down pours across the region

Folks in Sevier County depend on October as one of the most profitable months thanks to fall foliage and they say a little rain isn't keeping anyone who wants to see the Great Smoky Mountains from coming up for a visit.

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Officer cleared in shooting death of murder suspect


(WBIR) A Pigeon Forge Police Sergeant has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a murder suspect, District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn announced Thursday morning.

Second fatal crash in a week reported on the Spur


(WBIR) A single-car crash on the northbound spur early Thursday morning killed one person and sent another to the hospital. It's the second fatal crash reported on the Spur in the past week.

Police: ATM stolen after truck rams into flea market


(WBIR) The Sevierville Police Department are looking for two men who drove a stolen pick up truck through the front doors of the Smoky Mountain Flea Market Monday morning.

Police say once the two men got inside they stole an ATM and left the scene.

Authorities later found the stolen truck burned and abandoned in Knox County. The ATM was in the truck.

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Smokies visitors affected by govt. shutdown return 1 year later


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(WBIR) It has been nearly one year since a government shutdown affected millions of Americans plans, including those in East Tennessee.

Kodak murder suspect brought back to East Tenn.


(WBIR) A Kodak man accused of murdering his estranged wife before running off to Kentucky has been brought back to East Tennessee.

Andrew Beverly, 45, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Angela Beverly. Sevier County deputies found her shot to death in her Kodak driveway Wednesday.

A few hours later, officers arrested Andrew Beverly at a convenience store in Harlan County, Ky.

Vietnam veteran to receive Silver Star in East Tenn.


A Vietnam veteran from Virginia will receive a high military honor this weekend in East Tennessee.

Former Army Sgt. Larry Freeman of Pulaski, Va. will be awarded the Silver Star, 48 years after his actions in battle. Military officials said despite his wounds, Sgt. Freeman tended to injured comrades and helped his platoon reposition while under heavy enemy fire.

Sgt. Freeman will receive the award in a ceremony this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the River Terrace Resort and Convention Center in Gatlinburg.