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Sevierville police looking for suspected purse thief

The Sevierville Police Department is asking hoping the public can help them track down a woman who stole a purse at a benefit auction.

Investigators said the purse contained approximately $2000 dollars, plus the thief then used the victim's credit card to purchase over $1500 worth of merchandise. The suspect was captured on surveillance video at the Sevierville Walmart.

The purse was stolen on December 7 during the Humane Society Auction at the Sevierville Civic Center.

Seymour home destroyed by fire

A house in Seymour is a total loss after a devastating fire Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m., Seymour Fire Department responded to a house fire call on Staghorn Lane in Seymour. Upon arrival they called for assistance from Sevier County and Waldens Creek Fire Department.

The house's location in the woods with a windy driveway made it difficult to fight the fire. Crews had to run hoses up the hill and carry equipment by hand.

Only one person was home at the time and they escaped safely. Nobody was injured.

Dollywood blacksmith crafts unique gifts for LeConte Center

A unique example of holiday giving is now on display in Pigeon Forge.

Dollywood presented a special welcome gift to one of its new neighbors, the Pigeon Forge LeConte Center.

The park's master blacksmith created four hand-crafted fireplace screens to help decorate the new center. Each of the four screens took approximately 40 hours to complete and features the outline of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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.