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Driver recalls fiery crash at 411 Motor Speedway

(WBIR-Seymour) The driver from Saturday night's fiery crash at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour recalled his rescue.

Two members of the Sevier County Rescue Squad received minor burns while attempting to extricate the driver, Ricky Smith.

According to Sevier County Rescue Squad Assistant Chief Todd Spence, both were released from UT Medical Center that same day and do not wish to be named.

Smith, of Morristown, also received a minor burn to his neck.

Update: Rescuers released after injuries in fiery race crash

(WBIR - Seymour) Two rescuers were hurt Saturday night while attempting to extricate a driver from a race car at the 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour.

Sevier County dispatchers confirmed a car flipped during a race at the track and gasoline spilled on two members of the Sevier County Rescue Squad as they worked to remove the driver.

Dispatch and witnesses told 10News once rescuers flipped the car back over gas spilled out and set the car on fire burning the two rescuers. The driver was also hurt.

Pigeon Forge actor honored for past military service

(WBIR - Pigeon Forge) A Pigeon Forge theater honored one of their own for his service in the Vietnam War.

Wes Herrick plays Pa Hatfield in the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. But 52 years ago, Herrick served as a crewman on a C-124 in Vietnam.

Friday night, in front of friends and family, Herrick was wrapped in a Quilt of Valor and awarded a plaque.

Herrick was overwhelmed by the gesture, but says we need to turn our attention to today's active duty service men and women.

Expo brings Christmas enthusiasts together in July

(WBIR, Knoxville) - It's only July, but many Christmas enthusiasts are already getting ready for the season.

Folks from across the nation are in Gatlinburg this weekend for the Christmas Expo at the Convention Center.

Several vendors are on hand to help people out with their displays, big or small.

There is also shopping available and seminars.

Smokies officials identify visitors injured by fallen tree

Update 12:43 p.m.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Three Kentucky visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were hurt when a tree fell.

According to park officials, rangers were called around 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday and told people touring Cades Cove had been injured.

Rangers found 41-year-old Michelle Tilley of Shelby Gap, Ky., was initially knocked unconscious when the tree fell at the Missionary Baptist Church.

Grand jury fails to indict 3 ex-officers who talked about killing fellow cops

(WBIR- Pigeon Forge, Tn)  A grand jury in Sevier County did not indict three former Pigeon Forge police officers on criminal charges.

District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn confirmed to 10News that his office presented evidence against Trinity Brown, Jefferson Thigpen and Michael Musgrove this week.

The three were fired after being recorded while talking about killing their fellow police officers.

Something magical happens at Gatlinburg store

Walk through a door in Gatlinburg and enter a magical place.

It's a business Doc Waddell started decades ago as a natural extension of his own magic act.

The tricks for sale at Doc's Magic Shop are not complicated on purpose.