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Laurel Falls trail reopens after repairs


(WBIR) One of the most popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now back open.

Crews finished the repairs to Laurel Falls Trail early Friday afternoon.

Dollywood brings 30 years of memories for East Tennesseans


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Since day one, Dollywood has been serving up delicious food, entertainment, thrills and lifelong memories for Tennesseans and visitors of all ages.

"We would stay there all day," said Mayor David Wear, "And we would ride the rides over and over, we would just wear them out."

Dolly Parton to perform first time in Dollywood in 10 years


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Person hurt in Chapman Hwy. crash airlifted to hospital


Lifestar flew one person to the hospital following a crash on Chapman Highway in Sevier County Wednesday morning.

The accident happened near the Zion Hill intersection and shut down all lanes of of the highway for about an hour.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., officials reopened two lanes in each direction after Lifestar took off with the person injured in the crash.

Just after 10 a.m., crews cleared the crash and reopened all the lanes.

Sheriff: Illinois man came to Tenn. to have sex with teen


An Illinois man was jailed in Sevier County, after investigators say he drove to Tennessee to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

According to Sevier County Sheiff Ron Seals, Ryan K. Herrmann, 21, of Rock City, was charged wtih statutory rape on Monday.

The victim's father called authorities after he found Hermann sleeping in a car near his home. Hermann claimed to have car trouble, but after deputies arrived, they learned that Hermann had been communicating with the girl for two weeks on an app called KIK.

Tuesday marks two years since massive Pigeon Forge resort fire


Exactly two years ago a massive fire ripped through a Pigeon Forge resort, causing more than $11 million worth of damage that affected 73 structures.

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Paula Deen's new Pigeon Forge restaurant hiring 200 people


One of Pigeon Forge's newest attractions is looking to hire more than 200 employees.

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen is set to open in late April, bringing the celebrity chef's famous southern hospitality to East Tennessee.