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Cal Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge nearing completion


(WBIR-PIGEON FORGE) A more than $22-million dollar facility for youth sports is nearing completion.

The city of Pigeon Forge shared new aerial video this week of the Cal Ripken Experience. The youth sports complex will include six stadium-style synthetic fields and a two story clubhouse.

Sheriff: Man assaulted wife then kidnapped child & grandchild


(WBIR-SEVIER COUNTY) A Sevier County man faces mutliple charges after investigators say he assaulted his estranged wife and kidnapped two young family members.

According to a press release from Sheriff Ron Seals, deputies were sent to a home on Rolen Road just after 8 am Friday to answer a domestic abuse call. As the first officer arrived, he had to jump out of the way of a car that came speeding from the driveway.

East Tennessee man catches near record-breaking catfish

Sevierville sinkholes threatening sewer lines

(WBIR-SEVIERVILLE) A series of sinkholes in Sevierville are growing, despite efforts to seal them off.
The city is asking the U.S. Geological Survey to help figure out what's causing the giant hole, and several smaller ones, that are threatening sewer lines.
The sinkholes are near the bridge where Collier Drive crosses Middle Creek. 
The city says they believe the bridge is sound, but the sinkholes likely threaten sewer lines.

Driver now charged in Sevierville police chase that injured 3

(WBIR-SEVIERVILLE)  The man who led police on a short chase through downtown Sevierville on Monday has now been charged.

Robert F. Nunley II, 43, of Tracy City, Tennessee, was charged with felony evading arrest; felony vandalism; reckless driving; aggravated assault; vehicle theft; possession of burglary tools; and using a stolen vehicle license plate. Additional charges are pending.


Caught on camera: Bear climbs up Gatlinburg condo building

Public asked for help in locating missing Seymour man

(WBIR-Knoxville) The Sevier County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing man they are calling endangered.

John Dahlstedt, 63, of Seymour, was last seen on August 20 in Seymour.

He is 6'4" and weighs 240 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. He may be driving a blue Cadillac SRX with TN tags U7466B.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Detective Rhett Rutledge or SCSO at 865-428-1899