Tennessee police shootout leaves 1 dead, police dog woundedMay 13, 2023 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunfight between police and a man inside a home in east Tennessee left him dead and wounded a K-9 police dog named Hank, who is recovering from surgery, authorities said Saturday.
Downtown fire affects travel to Smokies through GatlinburgOctober 9, 2022 GMT
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Motorists traveling to Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the Tennessee city of Gatlinburg have been asked to take caution after a fire Sunday damaged a building containing businesses in the downtown area.
Tennessee wildfires under control, 300 structures damagedApril 3, 2022 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee wildfires that have burned more than 3,000 acres near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and damaged more than 300 structures were under control as of Saturday afternoon, officials said.
Wildfire near Smoky Mountains prompts mandatory evacuationsMarch 31, 2022 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters sought to get a handle Wednesday on a wildfire spreading near Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, amid mandatory evacuations as winds whipped up ahead of a line of strong storms forecast to move in overnight.
Woman charged with killing son, neglecting other childrenMarch 10, 2022 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has been charged with killing her 3-year-old son and neglecting four other children, according to court records.
Brenda Dawn Behunin, 33, was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on 13 charges including murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect, news outlets reported.
NTSB: Pilot hurt in fatal chopper crash had weather warningJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pilot injured in a helicopter crash that killed his passenger in Tennessee didn't heed warnings about flying in marginal weather in the Smoky Mountains, federal transportation safety authorities said.
Helicopter crash in Tennessee leaves 1 dead, 1 injuredDecember 29, 2021 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One person died and another was injured Wednesday afternoon when a helicopter crashed in rural eastern Tennessee, officials said.
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the crash by a bystander who saw and heard the craft going down about 3 p.m., WBIR-TV reported.
Tennessee Smokies to return to Knoxville after 2 decadesNovember 18, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —
The Tennessee Smokies minor league baseball team will return to Knoxville after a two-decade absence thanks to an agreement among local officials to help fund a new stadium, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
Court clerk among 2 found dead in Tennessee homeOctober 25, 2021 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A court official was one of two people found dead in a home in East Tennessee, authorities said.
Connie Elaine Holt, 55, and Eric Neal Peters, 54, were found dead in the home in Kodak, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
2 women shot in parking lot of Tennessee water parkAugust 1, 2021 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An altercation in the parking lot of a Tennessee water park led to a shooting that killed one woman and wounded another, police said.
Officers responded Saturday evening to a report of shots fired at the Soaky Mountain Waterpark and found two females from Loudon with gunshot wounds, Sevierville Police Department spokesman Bob Stahlke said in a statement.
Police: 2 charged after dead monkey found in hot parked carJune 26, 2021 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say two people face charges after officers found a dead monkey inside a hot car parked outside of a waterpark.
According to the Sevierville Police Department, officers on Wednesday found the dead nine-week old marmoset monkey and a five-week old monkey that was alive in the car parked at Soaky Mountain Waterpark after the facility’s management notified police.
Police: Man arrested in vandalism at Knoxville mayor’s houseJanuary 19, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of spray painting the word “death” on a garage at a Tennessee mayor's house...
Dolly Parton pays surprise visit to Tennessee senior centerMay 7, 2018 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music superstar Dolly Parton has paid a surprise visit to a senior center in Tennessee, where she sang, lifted weights and joked about her age...
The Latest: Detective in players rape case claims defamationMarch 15, 2016 GMT
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for three Tennessee high school basketball players charged with raping a teammate. (all times local):
A Tennessee detective investigating the case of three high school basketball players charged with raping a teammate has filed a $300,000 defamation claim against a prosecutor.