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W’burg Police Chief explains, defends CBD gummy Facebook posts

Williamsburg police are defending Facebook posts Saturday night warning parents to check their children’s Halloween candy carefully following a report from a parent that their child’s trick-or-treat candy contained a CBD gummy bear. “I hate that it caused parents to feel like we...
Posted On 06 Nov 2019

W’burg police focus on drug trafficking at local motels

A Tennessee man, who allegedly ran from police while handcuffed, was arrested at a Williamsburg motel early Tuesday morning on charges ranging from escape to unlawful imprisonment. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor arrested Jason C. Johnson, 36, of Athens, about 3:41 a.m....
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

Update: Missing person found

Update: According to the Williamsburg Police Department’s Facebook page, this missing person was located on Sept. 12. The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing woman. Sara M. Richmond Boyd, 40, was last seen on May 13,...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019

W’burg police join campaign to crack down on drunk driving

If you choose to drink and drive in Williamsburg – beware. The Williamsburg Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Aug. 16-Sept. 2. The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include...
Posted On 21 Aug 2019

W’burg Police Officers Cope, Patrick graduate from police academy

A pair of Williamsburg police officers graduated from the police academy Thursday, including one officer who graduated as a recruit of distinction. Williamsburg police officers Matthew Cope and Dorman R. Patrick Jr. were among 29 officers, who were part of the Department of...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

Trio of W’burg police officers graduate police academy, two with honors

A trio of Williamsburg police officers graduated from the police academy Thursday, including two officers, who graduated with honors. Williamsburg police officers Trevor D. Teague, Steven Hill and Joseph “Ladale” Rider were among 30 officers, who were part of the Department of...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

W’burg resident donates $3,000 worth of equipment to protect police K-9 dogs

Thanks to a $3,000 donation from a local resident, the Williamsburg Police Department’s K-9 dogs now have the same bullet and knife protection as their human partners. “I just kind of feel like that the animals don’t get enough credit. I am an animal activist. I think we should...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019

One of four suspects in rape, video voyeurism case released on bond

One of the four Whitley County men, who are charged in connection with the alleged rape of a Williamsburg woman that was apparently recorded on a cell phone, was released on bond Tuesday, the day after his bond conditions were amended. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019

Four Whitley County men charged with rape, video voyeurism

Four Whitley County men have been arrested in connection with the rape of an intoxicated woman at a Williamsburg area hotel, and police say they are investigating a second rape after another came forward. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...

Louisville man involved in pursuit gets probated sentence

A Louisville man, who allegedly led local police on a high-speed chase from Williamsburg to Exit 29 early Thursday morning, which ended a few miles after Corbin police deployed spike strips that flattened two of the suspect’s tires, pleaded guilty to an amended charge Tuesday...
Posted On 29 May 2019