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Truck fire at I-75 Welcome Center destroys truck, three cars Wednesday

A tractor-trailer truck hauling multiple cars, was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon off of Interstate 75 in southern Whitley County. South Whitley, Emlyn and Pleasant View Fire Departments, along with the Jellico Rescue Squad, were called to the Welcome Center on northbound...

Wrecks, traffic jams continue to snarl traffic throughout Whitley County

Law enforcement and emergency personnel across the tri-county area are dealing with numerous traffic crashes, including one fatality, as motorists deal with snow that blanketed the area. The fatality occurred on northbound Interstate 75 at the 28-mile marker. No details have been...

Two airlifted following Monday motorcycle crash on I-75

Two people were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a motorcycle wreck on Interstate 75 south of Williamsburg Monday night. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Prewitt said the single-vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 10 p.m. near the nine-mile...

Woman clinging to tree branch in Cumberland River rescued Tuesday

Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders and Emergency Management Director Danny Moses led an effort Tuesday night to rescue a woman trapped on a tree branch in the swollen Cumberland River outside of Williamsburg. “He deserves just about all of the credit,” Moses said of...