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Quartets bring big business to Pigeon Forge


ID=16031835(WBIR) Pigeon Forge welcome a new event this weekend that's set to bring thousands to the city during what is considered a typically slow week.

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New light improves Sevier Co. intersection safety


TDOT says an intersection in Sevier County is safer, thanks to a new traffic light.

Crews installed the signal at Hattie Branch Road and Newport Highway in July.

Senator Doug Overbey says he and other lawmakers asked TDOT to study the intersection after residents voiced their concerns.

TDOT found that from 2005 to 2007, there were 22 wrecks at the intersection. Ten involved serious injuries, one was deadly.

6 bail bondsmen charged with burglary and assault


Six people are facing multiple charges in Sevier County after investigators say they broke into a home to catch a man who had apparently skipped bond.

According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, on July 24, the six bail bonding agents broke into a home through a window and told the woman living there that they were looking for her ex-husband, Richard Vaughn.

TBI: Man wanted in homicide investigation fatally shot by police



Update 2:50 p.m. Sunday:

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Woman charged with stealing money donated to St. Jude's


A Sevier County woman is accused of collecting more than $3,000 dollars for charity, then pocketing the cash.

According to the Pigeon Forge Police Department, Mandy Helton, 38, also known as Mandy LeAnn Case, was arrested on September 8 and charged with theft.

Investigators said she told people she was collecting donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but she used the money for herself.

Sevier County tourism recovers after last year's wet season


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(WBIR - Sevier County) Summer has unofficially ended and so has tourism season for Sevier County.

State uncovers $43,000 in questionable spending at Gatlinburg utility


(WBIR) The former management of the Webb Creek Utility District in Gatlinburg is coming under fire after state investigators found they made nearly $44,000 in questionable purchases.

According to a release from the state comptroller, the questionable purchases totaled $43,929.42 and occurred between January 1, 2010 and April 30, 2013.