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Santa rides with Marines for Toys for Tots campaign

(WBIR) It's still three and a half weeks away from Thanksgiving, but parts of East Tennessee are already looking toward Christmas, but it's all for a good cause.

Santa himself helped kick off a local toy drive to get everyone in the giving spirit.

The "Toys for Tots" drive collects new gifts for children during the holidays.

They rode from the Sevier County fairgrounds to Knox Harley. While Sunday was a good time for the bikers, December 25 is when they have some real fun.

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let bad weather ruin your Halloween fun! Here's a listing of some of the indoor events going on that you can enjoy on this spooky holiday!

Dead Man's Farm Haunted House: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 & Oct. 29-30; 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 25-26, 7-11 p.m. Nov. 1-2; closed Oct. 31, 9567 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. $17 admission. High-intensity, interactive haunted house.

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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