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Father admits to burning baby girl with hot water

A Sevier County couple is facing charges after the father admitted he burned the baby girl's face with hot water.

21-year-old Daniel Shea is charged with aggravated child abuse. 20-year-old Shannon Hyde is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect.

According to court documents, Shea admitted that he dipped a bib in hot water, then squeezed it on the 4-week-old infant's face. The hot water caused blistering on the baby's face and neck. Shea told officers that he was trying to clean her after she spit up, and she wouldn't stop crying.

Firefighters battling structure fire in Gatlinburg

(WBIR-Gatlinburg) Gatlinburg firefighters are battling a structure fire Saturday morning at 961 Campbell Lead Road which is The Lodge at Buckberry Creek.

According to a dispatcher the fire was reported around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. One occupied condo building was on fire but everyone escaped uninjured.

No injuries have been reported.

Stay with 10News for updates on this developing story.

Pigeon Forge man charged with raping 13-year-old girl

Carlos Asegurado, 38, is charged with rape and sexual assault. Court documents show the victim told police that he forced her to kiss him and tried to make her perform sex acts on him back in May 2012.

She resisted him, then he raped her.

Asegurado was arrested this week. He is set to appear in court on November 18th

Sevierville police: Missing man found safe

Update 7:25 a.m.

Sevierville police announced late Thursday night they found a man who was previously reported missing.

They believe Paul Merrit, 68, went missing Wednesday night due to medical problems.

Merrit left a family member's home on McMahan on New Riverside Drive to pick up his wife on McMahan Avenue but never arrived.

Officials said he has no past history of going missing.

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Tennessee to get partial refund for Smokies

The state's agreement with the National Park Service calls for returning four of the five days' worth of funding that Tennessee, Blount County and Sevier County ponied up to reopen the Smokies on Wednesday, Haslam spokesman David Smith said. The refund is due after Congress voted late Wednesday to end the partial government shutdown.

North Carolina, which committed $75,000 to reopen its portion of the park, will also received a partial refund

Visitors once again enjoying the beauty of the Smokies

The states of Tennessee and North Carolina, along with Blount and Sevier County, are paying the $300,500 dollars necessary to operate the park for the next five days during the federal government shutdown.

Smokies are back open

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened Wednesday morning, and visitors are already crowding Cades Cove and other favorite areas to see the fall leaves and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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State and local officials have worked out an agreement that will reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for five days despite the federal government shutdown.