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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.

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Sevier County deputies search for missing teenager


Sevier County deputies said they need helping locating a missing teenager.

Michalla A. McMahan, 17, was last seen on Lane Hollow Road in Sevierville on Nov. 28 at about 11 p.m.

Officials said McMahan has blonde hair and brown eyes. She's about 5'3" tall and weighs about 116 pounds.

If you know where she is, you're asked to contact the Sevier County Sheriff's Office at 865-453-4668. Callers may remain anonymous.

Kodak home extremely damaged following large fire


(WBIR) A Kodak home suffered extreme damage Sunday evening after a large fire, which could be seen from miles away.

Video sent in from a viewer showed heavy flames and smoke coming from the home on Bent Road.

Daniel Willis, a spokesperson with the Northview Kodak Volunteer Fire Department said the first call came in around 7:30 p.m. and it took crews around two hours to get the fire under control.

Tubing park at Ober Gatlinburg opens Saturday


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This week we've seen below-average temperatures and snow in parts of East Tennessee.