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Florida man injured in shootout with W’burg Police

A Florida man lead police on a lengthy vehicle pursuit in Whitley County Tuesday afternoon in a stolen vehicle while shooting at police officers before being shot himself towards the end of the chase. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the suspect, who Kentucky State...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Corbin police forced to kill runaway mule

Corbin Police were forced to shoot and kill a runaway mule last Thursday that couldn’t be captured after it escaped from a local man who owned the animal. According to Corbin Police Capt. Coy Wilson, the mule was shot by Maj. Rob Jones, with a rifle, at the request of the mule’s...

BREAKING: Corbin Police arrest suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Corbin Police have made an arrest in the case of a fatal hit-and-run incident on U.S. 25E early Wednesday morning. Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said Major Rob Jones arrested the 46-year-old John Melton at Corbin Manor Apartments in north Corbin...

Jones gets six-months for fleeing police three times

Bryan Earl Jones is proof that you can only run from the law for so long and so many times before it catches up to you. Over the course of three months, Jones has run away on foot from police officers four times, according to Whitley District Court records. You need to login to...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Laurel deputies warn of ‘police’ phone scam

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to be mindful of a new phone scam involving individuals who claim to be with the police department. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said the scammers are telling residents that money is...

Corbin Police K-9 unit chases down suspected drug dealers

Corbin Police Capt. Coy Wilson did the driving and his K-9 Luka did the sniffing that led to the arrest of two Corbin residents on multiple drug-related charges Tuesday morning. Twenty-eight-year-old Edward Clark and 24-year-old Martha House were each arrested following the...

W’burg officer receives seatbelt enforcement award

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 146 law enforcement officers from 125 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles, including a Williamsburg police officer. The...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

UPDATE: Man who fled district court in attorney’s truck Tuesday captured in Tennessee Friday

UPDATE:  A Williamsburg man who allegedly fled from district court in Corbin in an attorney’s truck last week is in custody in Tennessee. Thirty-year-old Johnny Mullis reportedly told a bystander in Caryville, Tenn. that he was wanted out of Kentucky and was going to hit the...

W’burg Police warn of resurgence of ‘Flakka’

“Flakka,” mixed with crystal methamphetamine “ICE”, is making its second wave through Whitley County since its first appearance last year, reports the Williamsburg Police Department. Flakka, also known as “Gravel,” is often described as a form of bath salts. According to...

Corbin officer now stationed at CMS

Individuals passing by Corbin Middle School may have seen a Corbin Police cruiser parked in front of the school. Hannah Goins, a spokesperson for Corbin Independent Schools, said the car belongs to School Resource Officer Amanda Neal, whose primary duty station is at the school....