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TBI: Man wanted in homicide investigation fatally shot by police



Update 2:50 p.m. Sunday:

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.

Four injured, one flown to hospital after late-night wreck


(WBIR - Sevierville) Four people were injured Saturday night in a two-car crash just inside the Sevierville city limits.

According to the Sevierville Police Department, the accident happened on West Main Street just before 10 p.m. Three people were taken to UT Medical Center by ambulance, while Lifestar flew another victim to the hospital.

The wreck shut down Main Street for more than an hour as a reconstruction team worked to piece together the details.

Vietnam Veterans get a warm welcome home in Pigeon Forge


(WBIR - Pigeon Forge) Vietnam veterans are being honored this weekend in Pigeon Forge.

Hundreds of people lined the Parkway, including many Vietnam veterans, for the second Welcome Home Vietnam Parade Saturday morning.

Sevierville heat treating plant catches fire


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Crews from several agencies responded to a fire at a Sevierville business Thursday evening, according to the Sevier County Fire Department.