CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Tennessee fugitive who shot a West Virginia police officer while trying to escape from a hospital has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on a gun...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of spray painting the word “death” on a garage at a Tennessee mayor's house.
Knoxville police charged Christopher Greg Fortner,...
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police responding to a report of an armed robbery in Tennessee fired at the three suspects, killing one and wounding two others, authorities said.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee podiatrist and two patients have been charged with defrauding TennCare, the state's Medicaid agency, to get pain pills.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new water park in the Smoky Mountains foothills of Tennessee is preparing to open to visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials want tourism businesses to stop soliciting tourists in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A South Carolina college student reported missing this week was found dead in Tennessee, a sheriff's office confirmed.
TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — A woman was killed and four people were injured Thursday when a rain-soaked tree fell on a van carrying city employees in Tennessee, officials said.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Jordan Horston has agreed to pay $398.50 in court costs and perform 20 hours of community service after she was cited on a misdemeanor shoplifting...
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a man has died after displaying a gun while deputies were trying to take him into custody on outstanding arrest warrants.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has announced the four Peyton Manning Scholars for the school's incoming freshman class.
The winners include three Tennessee residents - Caleb Ellis of...
FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an agricultural helicopter pilot has been injured in a crash in a Kentucky cornfield.
Kentucky State Police said Anthonie Christoffel Vos was operating a 1973...
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a man apparently fatally shot a Pennsylvania woman and wounded a Massachusetts man outside an outlet mall near Great Smoky Mountains National Park before...
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating two separate shootings involving police officers.
Spokeswoman Leslie Earhart told news outlets that one...
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Floyd Estel Parton, the brother of country singer Dolly Parton, has died.
An obituary posted by Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, Tennessee, says Parton died last Thursday. He was 61.
Like his sister, Floyd Parton was a songwriter and composer. His most famous songs were "Rockin' Years," which was recorded by his sister and Ricky Van Shelton, and "Nickels and Dimes," which was also recorded by his sister and later by George Burns.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee official says a man stranded for three days on a mountain after crashing an all-terrain vehicle has been rescued after setting a fire to draw rescuers to his location.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Tennessee man's plan to propose to his girlfriend on a Florida beach almost failed when he lost the ring in the Gulf of Mexico.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman has survived a 40-foot (12-meter) fall at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for a July 2017 deadly hit-and-run.
The governor's office says a vehicle hit and killed 19-year-old Cordell Breighner in Sevierville on July 15, 2017 during the early morning hours.
Sevier County District Attorney General James Dunn requested the reward from Haslam to help generate information in the case.
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.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It turns out that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is handy when there's car trouble.
Zinke helped out a Tennessee woman on Sunday when her car broke down in Sevierville. Belinda Drew told the Knoxville News Sentinel she pulled in to get gas, but then her car wouldn't start so she approached two men in the parking lot for help.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia inmate accused of shooting at a police officer during a hospital escape is facing multiple felony counts.
Media outlets report 31-year-old Bryan Lee Ogle II of Sevierville, Tennessee, was arraigned Sunday in Kanawha County. Among the charges are attempted murder and unlawful assault of a law enforcement officer.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fitness has always been a part of Ray Fougnier's life. The 74-year-old never knew just how far it would take him and that an off-the-cuff suggestion would lead to three world records.
Fougnier bested three of his previous class powerlifting records and was named Best Lifter in the 181-pound and below class at the AAU World Powerlifting, Weightlifting & Bodybuilding Championship last month in Las Vegas.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Even when the rugged expanses of the Great Smoky Mountains were bursting with their famous fall colors, they always looked dull black and tawny to Lauren Van Lew from the 3,590-foot-high (1,090-meter) perch of Mount Harrison.
For the 20-year-old Van Lew, who has been colorblind her whole life, some colors have just been left to the imagination. She loves painting, but her wife Molly has to help her pick and mix colors.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A hit-and-run in Tennessee has left a toddler dead and Tennessee troopers searching for the driver.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five people have been charged in Tennessee with conspiring to defraud the My People Fund of Dolly Parton's Dollywood Foundation, set up to help people affected by wildfires last year.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Crews in Tennessee have worked throughout the weekend to battle a wildfire on English Mountain that has spread to 200 acres.
News outlets report crews from three fire departments worked to reach the fire first reported Friday night, before the Tennessee Division of Forestry took over on Saturday. Assistant District Forester Nathan Waters says a crew of eight people was working on Sunday to contain the fire, located on a ridge near Sevierville.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks gave up one run in 3 1/3 innings Monday while making a rehabilitation appearance in the Double-A Southern League for the Tennessee Smokies.
"From here we're going to look at how it responds tomorrow and go from there," Hendricks said. "There's either going to be one more rehab or not, I'm not sure."
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been arrested in an undercover sting after authorities say he offered $400 to rape a 9-year-old girl.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2qAtwCO ) 28-year-old Michael Anthony Carpenter was arrested May 20 and faces a federal charge of using the internet to solicit child rape.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would let immigrant students who are in the country illegally pay in-state college tuition advanced in the Tennessee Legislature on Wednesday.
The Tuition Opportunity Bill passed by a 7-to-2 vote in the Senate Education Committee.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Two teenagers are in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase across East Tennessee over the weekend.
Local media outlets report that Sevierville police spokesman Bob Stahlke says the 14- and 17-year-old boys were staying at the Smoky Mountain Children's Home in Sevierville when they stole one of the home's vans.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are using a federal grant to provide cleanup work to people who lost their jobs after deadly wildfires.
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development and Walters State Community College have begun distributing the $5.8 million for jobs addressing wildfire destruction around Gatlinburg.
The grant makes $2 million immediately available in Sevier County, with $3.8 million available incrementally this year if additional funding is justified.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Victims of last year's Tennessee wildfires and members of the Pigeon Forge community were offered free health screenings Saturday at an event organized by Healthy Tennessee and physicians from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities believe two Tennessee inmates who escaped from jail tried to rob a convenience store.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2hFPc8h ) the attempt at EZ Stop in Sevierville early Friday followed an escape overnight of four inmates from Jefferson County Work House.
A Jefferson County sheriff news release says four inmates assaulted deputies, stole keys to a deputy's vehicle and escaped.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about the Gatlinburg area wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the 14th fatality involved a multi-car crash. Authorities have corrected that the fatality involved a single-car crash.
A corrected version of the story is below:
The Latest: Death toll from wildfires increases to 14
The death toll from the Gatlinburg area fires has risen to 14
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The latest in the Gatlinburg area wildfires (all times local):
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal economic injury disaster loans are available to businesses in Cocke and Sevier counties in Tennessee because of drought that began earlier this month.
The agency says the counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in North Carolina.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee high school basketball player convicted of aggravated rape of a freshman teammate will be released from custody next month, a person familiar with the case said Tuesday.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three high school students in Sevier County have been charged with raping a male classmate at school earlier this week.
Police say the accuser suffered no serious physical injuries in the Tuesday incident.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2ccL7q5) the three students at Sevier County High School were charged Friday with one count each of aggravated rape and taken to a juvenile detention facility. All three are under 18 and were not identified by police.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One Tennessee high school basketball player was found guilty of aggravated rape and two others were found guilty of aggravated assault against a freshman teammate, a person familiar with the juvenile court case said Tuesday.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the juvenile hearing for three Tennessee high school basketball players charged with raping a freshman teammate
(all times local):
A person familiar with the case says one Tennessee high school basketball player has been found guilty of aggravated rape and two others were found guilty of aggravated assault against a freshman teammate.