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Man pleads guilty to stabbing Sevier Co. man to death

Man pleads guilty to stabbing Sevier Co. man to death

The case of a murdered Sevier County man has ended with a plea deal.

Police found Derek Ogle dead along a nature trail at Gatlinburg Town Square last May.

They say the 27-year-old had been stabbed to death.

Tuesday, Anthony Richards pleaded guilty to second degree murder. He's sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

Wonders of Flight overcomes helium shortage, opening date set

Wonders of Flight overcomes helium shortage, opening date set

A new Sevier County attraction will open this month after a worldwide helium shortage postponed its grand opening.

The Wonders of Flight attraction in Pigeon Forge was set to open in July, but because of the shortage, the owners said they didn't have enough helium to make the balloon operational.

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is days away

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is days away

 

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Sevier County neighbors upset after mama bear shot and killed

Neighbors in one Sevier County community say they're upset and want justice after someone shot and killed a mama bear, leaving her three cubs fending for themselves.

The rules are clear in the village of Cobbly Nob: no speeding, and no hunting bears.

White supremacists to gather in East Tennessee

White supremacists to gather in East Tennessee

By Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean 

A Caucasian heritage and $75 are the price of entry into next week's international conference for white supremacists in East Tennessee organized by Stormfront, the oldest and best known website devoted to the "white pride, white power" movement.

Week 2 Players of the Week

This week's top players of the week are from Sevier County and Maryville.

For the third week in a row, a Smoky Bear took one of the top spots.

You chose Sevier County's Dexter Robbins as the defensive player of the week. He beat out Jake Carideo of South Doyle, Webb's Todd Kelly and Powell's Devin Scott.

Robbins made 14 tackles and forced a fumble while helping the Smoky Bears pull out a 23-22 win over Jefferson County.

For the first time this season someone other than Luke Manning is the winner of our offensive player of the week award.