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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


(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.

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Sevierville police warn people of IRS scam

Sevierville police are warning people of a scammers, who are sending letters and calling residents, claiming they owe money to the IRS.

A Sevierville resident told police that he got a letter and call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, saying that he need to pay $3,900 immediately through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. The scammer said if the payment wasn't made, the resident could be arrested.

City of Gatlinburg dropped from wrongful death lawsuit

(WBIR) A wrongful death lawsuit tied to a fatal accident at a Gatlinburg water treatment plant has been dropped against the city and its plant operator.

In April of 2011, Donald Storey and John Eslinger died when a concrete wall holding untreated sewage collapsed.

Tennessee native selected as new GSMNP superintendent

(WBIR) The National Park Service has named Cassius Cash, a Memphis native, as the new superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.