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Major gospel music event coming to Pigeon Forge in 2014

Major gospel music event coming to Pigeon Forge in 2014

A major gospel music convention is coming to Pigeon Forge in a couple of years.

The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism announced Wednesday that the National Quartet Convention (NQC) will be held at the soon-to-open LeConte Center in 2014 and 2015.

Man pleads guilty to stabbing Sevier Co. man to death

Man pleads guilty to stabbing Sevier Co. man to death

The case of a murdered Sevier County man has ended with a plea deal.

Police found Derek Ogle dead along a nature trail at Gatlinburg Town Square last May.

They say the 27-year-old had been stabbed to death.

Tuesday, Anthony Richards pleaded guilty to second degree murder. He's sentenced to 20 years in jail.

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

Sevier County neighbors upset after mama bear shot and killed

Neighbors in one Sevier County community say they're upset and want justice after someone shot and killed a mama bear, leaving her three cubs fending for themselves.

The rules are clear in the village of Cobbly Nob: no speeding, and no hunting bears.

White supremacists to gather in East Tennessee

White supremacists to gather in East Tennessee

By Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean 

A Caucasian heritage and $75 are the price of entry into next week's international conference for white supremacists in East Tennessee organized by Stormfront, the oldest and best known website devoted to the "white pride, white power" movement.

Officials confirm remains found in Smokies were missing man

Officials confirm remains found in Smokies were missing man

Human remains that were found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August have been positively identified as a man who went missing in March.

Park officials say they worked with the Sevier County Medical Examiner's Office, Knoxville Regional Forensic Center, and the Knox County Sheriffs Forensic Unit to confirm that the remains were Michael Giovanni Cocchini.

There's no way to determine exactly how Cocchini died, but evidence indicates that Cocchini may have taken his own life.  Foul play is not suspected.

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TVA kicks off fundraising campaign

TVA kicks off fundraising campaign

A campaign that helps dozens of East Tennessee organizations kicked off Wednesday. It's TVA's annual Smoky Mountain Region Combined Federal Campaign.

"It's important, especially as federal employees. One thing we do every day is support our community and our nation, and this is yet another way we can also take our fortune and share it with those in need," said Colonel Tim Cathcart.

Through this effort, all federal employees across the region can give back to various charitable organizations. Those organizations range from local to global.