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Bomb threat causes W’burg Walmart evacuation Thursday night

A Thursday evening bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Williamsburg Walmart, but no explosive device was found in the facility, according to a Williamsburg Police Department release. About 9:23 p.m., Whitley County E-911 notified police about the bomb threat. “A preliminary...
Posted On 04 Jun 2021

Two arrested after vehicle, foot pursuit in W’burg

Williamsburg police arrested a Williamsburg duo early Monday morning following a brief vehicle pursuit and foot chase. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 26 May 2021

Update: Missing Williamsburg teenager found safe

Update: The missing teenager has been found safe. Original Story: Williamsburg police are asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing runaway teenager. William D. Church, 17, was last seen at Pilot off Exit 11 in Williamsburg on April 22 about 12:45 a.m....
Posted On 22 Apr 2021

Police execute pair of search warrants at W’burg motels/hotels

Separate investigations by local law enforcement agencies resulted in a pair of search warrants being executed at Williamsburg hotels/motels Saturday and Sunday and the arrest of five people total in conjunction with those investigations. Read this story and more for just $.99...
Posted On 14 Apr 2021

W’burg police recover meth, heroin during traffic stop

Williamsburg police recovered suspected methamphetamine and heroin during a traffic stop late Friday evening in the Highland Park area. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 07 Apr 2021

Veach gets five years for being convicted felon possessing guns

A Newcomb, Tennessee, man was recently sentenced to five years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of illegal firearms. Jason B. Veach, 41, pleaded guilty during the later portion of 2020 in Whitley Circuit Court to one count of possession of hand gun by a...
Posted On 03 Apr 2021

W’burg police charge Corbin man with felony DUI charge

What began as a traffic stop for speeding early Friday morning on U.S. 25W in Williamsburg ended with a Corbin man facing a felony driving under the influence charge. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view...

Series of separate drug busts take 2.5 pounds of meth off area streets

Through a series of unconnected investigations in three counties over a three-day period, local law enforcement agencies took about 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine and $3,500 cash off the streets. The DEA, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, the Corbin Police Department...
Posted On 24 Mar 2021

Taylor gets seven-year prison sentence in drug case

A Crab Orchard man was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, heroin and Xanax. Jody Taylor, 34, pleaded guilty on March 3 to two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled...
Posted On 19 Mar 2021

Juveniles blamed for strong-armed robbery in W’burg

Williamsburg police plan to file charges against three juveniles and possibly one adult in connection with a strong-armed robbery late Friday evening. The robbery happened on Mackey Avenue when the robbers allegedly stole a couple of cell phones and one wallet that ended up not...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021