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Bank burglars make off with small amount of cash

Police Chief Baldwin says an alarm company notified his department when suspects broke a window on the side of the bank around 5:30 a.m.

Chief Baldwin says the damage done to the branch was a worse loss than the small amount of money the suspects stole.

The face of at least one of the suspects was obscured by a hoodie.

4 arrested for making meth in someone else's apartment

Sevier County sheriff's deputies made a meth bust Monday night at an apartment on Smoky Crossing Way.

They arrested four suspects. Deputies say the four were cooking meth in someone's apartment who was traveling out of state.

They face charges for making meth, felony vandalism, and aggravated burglary.

Burglary clears out cash raised for child cancer patient

When doctors diagnosed 11-year-old Preston Gentry with Leukemia three months ago, his mother knew it would mean around-the-clock care.

Wet summer means lower electricity bills, TVA says

Wet summer means lower electricity bills, TVA says

By The Tennessean, WBIR

While heavy rain in the summer might have ruined lots of cookouts and picnics, for Tennessee electricity customers the cloudsthat brought the rain came with the proverbial silver lining.

Hydroelectric dams have been in overdrive for much of the year, producing cheap energy that has brought down energy bills across the state.

Holiday-themed Denny's set to open in Pigeon Forge

A new Denny's featuring some holiday cheer will open just in time for Christmas in Pigeon Forge and bring 100 jobs to the area.

The new holiday-themed Denny's will open next week on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge next to the Incredible Christmas Place. The diner will follow the lead of the Christmas Place and feature Christmas decorations all year long.

The new restaurant will employ 100 new workers and It will be open 24 hours a day.

Denny's is set to open next Monday.

Police find robbery suspect hiding in storage bin

(WBIR) A robbery suspect's attempt to hide from law enforcement didn't last too long as authorities found the man hiding in a storage bin in the basement of his home.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office said 41-year-old Jack C McCrea was charged with one count of robbery and two counts of violation of probation after authorities said he robbed a local store.

Ober Gatlinburg opens ski season weeks ahead of schedule

(WBIR-Gatlinburg) Black Friday for shoppers turned into a 'White Friday' for East Tennessee's only skiing area, Ober Gatlinburg. The winter sports destination opened more than two weeks ahead of schedule this year due to recent snow and cold temperatures.

"Number one, a prolonged cold spell-- that makes it worthwhile for us to start the system up. Number two, it was colder than 28 degrees; that helped a whole lot," John Casaboom with Ober Gatlinburg said Friday.

The November 29 date is the earliest for the Sevier County skiing area since 1989.