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Local victim’s advocate groups receive federal grant money

Kentucky has received $37 million in federal grants to support crisis intervention services for victims of crime, and $1,082,985 of that funding is going to local organizations. In total, 133 Kentucky programs have received funding this year through the federal Victims of Crime...
Posted On 26 Oct 2020

Public’s assistance sought to locate murder suspect last seen in W’burg

The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for murder, who was last seen in Williamsburg early Monday morning, according to a Williamsburg Police Department release. Authorities are looking for Edwin Lee Bland Jr.,...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020
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Two in custody after W’burg bank robbery, subsequent police chase

Two people are in custody following a bank robbery in Williamsburg Thursday morning, and a subsequent police pursuit that ended when the suspect’s vehicle wrecked and overturned on its top in southern Laurel County. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the robbery...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020

Trespassing complaint leads to drug bust for Williamsburg Police Saturday

What began as an investigation into a trespassing incident Saturday night on Rains Street in Williamsburg, ended with Williamsburg Police arresting a Watts Creek Road man on a charge of trafficking meth. Joshua L. Young, 38, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a...

Laurel deputies, Williamsburg Police seize marijuana, meth, cash Tuesday

What began as an investigation into a suspicious vehicle outside of a north Corbin business early Tuesday morning, resulted in the arrest of an Illinois man on drug trafficking charges and the seizure of a large amount of marijuana, methamphetamine and a duffle bag full of cash...

Teens charged with leading police on two-county high speed chase

What began as an investigation into a vehicle seen doing donuts in the parking lot at the Williamsburg Save-a-Lot Sunday night, ended with a high-speed chase through Williamsburg and out Ky. 92 into McCreary County and the arrest of two Ohio men for multiple traffic and drug...

Leaking 30-gallon container blamed for Thursday tractor trailer chemical leak in Williamsburg

A leaking 30-gallon container of Ridorust Preventor was the cause of a chemical leak in a Old Dominion tractor trailer Thursday evening in Williamsburg according to the Williamsburg Fire Department. The chemical is a corrosive, acidic, organic propanetricarboxylic acid, said...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Update: W’burg chemical spill contained, Highway 92W re-opened, Pilot Travel Center still closed for clean-up

Update: Whitley County E-911 reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday that the chemical spill, which caused Highway 92W to shutdown about 6:30 p.m., has been contained, and the roadway is back open. However, Pilot Travel Center remains closed as crews perform clean-up work. Original story...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Illegal parking leads to drug arrest

If you are going to have pills, a digital scale and hypodermic needles in your vehicle, then it is probably a good idea not to draw attention to yourself by illegally parking. This is what a Williamsburg man is accused of doing early Monday morning at the Pilot Travel Center. The...
Posted On 23 Jul 2020

Public’s assistance sought to locate wanted man

Williamsburg police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for auto theft. Police are searching for Jeffery Curtis Hicks, who is described as a white 5’6” male weighing about 140 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Hicks is wanted for allegedly...
Posted On 18 Jun 2020
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