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50 pit bulls seized from suspected dog fighting operation


Townsend church embezzler sentenced to one year in jail


A judge sentenced a Townsend woman to a year in jail for stealing at least $60,000 dollars from a church.

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JTV considering new store at The Island


Jewelry Television is considering opening up shop on the Island in Pigeon Forge.

A company spokesperson says JTV is looking at the option of what they call a "superstore" between Margaritaville and Paula Deen's Family Kitchen. They say the 10,000 square-foot store would create engaging consumer experiences.

The company is asking its 1,200 Knoxville employees to evaluate the idea. They have until early 2015 to make a final decision.


Elkmont camp sites temporarily evacuated due to river levels


ID=4083459(WBIR) The recent heavy rain forced dozens of campers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to evacuate Tuesday evening.

Police: Suspect held up a Pigeon Forge office


(WBIR) Pigeon Forge police are looking for a man they say held up an office off the main Parkway running through town Tuesday.

Police said the suspect walked through the front door of "Sunset Cottage Rentals" with a handgun.

He forced all the employees into a back office and took their cash.

Investigators ask you call the Pigeon Forge police department at 865-429-7425 if you have any information.


Police: Alcohol a factor in college student's death in Pittman Center


Investigators said they suspect alcohol was a factor in the death of a college student in Sevier County on Friday night.

Officers responded to a cardiac arrest call at a rental cabin on Pinnacle Vista Road in Pittman Center shortly after 10 p.m. Inside they found Thomas J. Marshall, 21, unresponsive. Paramedics took Marshall, who attended University of Dayton in Ohio, to LeConte Medical Center where officials pronounced him dead.

Wet weather not slowing down fall foliage tourism


(WBIR) After one of the driest Septembers on record, we've seen off and on down pours across the region

Folks in Sevier County depend on October as one of the most profitable months thanks to fall foliage and they say a little rain isn't keeping anyone who wants to see the Great Smoky Mountains from coming up for a visit.