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Autopsy results force delay in Williamsburg murder trial

A Whitley Circuit Judge agreed Monday afternoon to postpone the Jan. 13 trial of a Williamsburg man, who is charged with murder in the 2015 death of his former stepfather, in part because autopsy results showed that the victim died of natural causes.

Posted On 06 Jan 2016

Lawsuit claims local woman got lithium poisoning at Whitley jail

A local woman is suing the Whitley County Detention Center and various other entities and individuals claiming she was denied proper medical care while an inmate at the facility in late 2014 and early 2015.

Posted On 06 Jan 2016

EXTRA CONTENT: Former judge gets diverted sentence for drug arrest; new details emerge in case

Rather than stand trial Tuesday morning for allegedly trafficking in drugs, a former Whitley District Judge instead entered a plea deal that could result in his record being expunged in two years.

Posted On 23 Dec 2015

Local teen dies in weekend crash; police say excessive speed, alcohol likely factors

Williamsburg police say excessive speed and alcohol involvement are suspected in a fatal crash early Saturday morning that claimed the life of a teenager and has left the driver of the vehicle critically injured.

Posted On 23 Dec 2015

Williamsburg Mayor says work requirement didn’t dampen enthusiasm for Shop-With-A-Cop

One of the big questions going into the Williamsburg Police Department’s 11th Annual Shop with a Cop event Thursday was how the city’s new Community Reinvestment Program would affect participation in the program.

Posted On 23 Dec 2015

Topix death threat case set for trial for April 2016

Special Judge Samuel Spalding set an April 5 trial date Tuesday morning for a Corbin man, who is accused of advertising on the popular website Topix to hire a hit man to kill someone in 2013.

Posted On 23 Dec 2015

Carpenter: Companies already interested in new Corbin spec building

Work to start production at the new Kowa manufacturing facility in Corbin is moving ahead of schedule, Corbin Economic Development Director Bruce Carpenter told the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Thursday.

Posted On 16 Dec 2015

Two now in custody for severely beating, robbing UofC student

A University of the Cumberlands student had to undergo facial reconstruction surgery following a fight on campus Friday afternoon that sent two other men to jail on charges of assault and robbery.

Posted On 09 Dec 2015

Registered sex offender arrested for allegedly abusing pre-teen girl

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department arrested a registered sex offender Monday for allegedly sexually abusing a girl.
Deputy Jonas Saunders charged Arnold Lindquist, 73, of 220 Kenny Bug Road, Williamsburg, with first-degree sexual abuse.

Posted On 09 Dec 2015

Williamsburg homeless shelter says women no longer welcome

Homeless women in Williamsburg will now have to find someplace besides the town's homeless shelter, Emergency Christian Ministries, to stay.

Posted On 09 Dec 2015