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Whitley County first responders get share of previously hoarded goods

First responders in Whitley and Laurel counties received some much-needed free medical supplies Friday in the form of items, such as hand sanitizer, medical masks, gloves, thermometers, goggles and disinfectant wipes. The items were indirectly courtesy of a pair of Tennessee...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020

W’burg police arrest Illinois woman for felony shoplifting

An Illinois woman is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $7,500 cash bond, after being arrested Sunday afternoon for felony shoplifting in Williamsburg. Whitley District Judge Fred White entered a not guilty plea Monday for Latoya N. French, 38, of Park...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020

W’burg police seized suspected heroin at local motel

Williamsburg police seized suspected heroin and arrested two people inside a Williamsburg motel room early Thursday morning. About 1:20 a.m., Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor was on patrol behind the Super 8 motel when he observed an open door that was unattended at room...
Posted On 12 Feb 2020

W’burg police arrest London man for DUI on bicycle

Williamsburg police arrested a London man early Tuesday morning for allegedly driving under the influence and fleeing or evading police while on a bicycle. The incident happened about 12:50 a.m. about one mile north of Williamsburg. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020

SUV flips over during I-75 crash; driver leaves scene before police arrive

  A Tennessee SUV flipped onto its top during an I-75 accident that also involved two semis near the state line Tuesday morning in Whitley County with the driver of the SUV leaving the scene on foot before police arrived. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today,...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020

W’burg man accused of breaking into unoccupied apartment

A Williamsburg man is facing burglary and drug charges after being found inside a Williamsburg apartment early Monday morning that was supposed to be empty. Williamsburg Police Officer Johnny Fulton arrested Derrick Otis Taylor, 50, and charged him with second-degree burglary,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020

W’burg police adding new K-9 in 2020

Williamsburg Police Department K-9 units had a busy year in 2019 with 38 tracks most of which were for criminals, and over 79 drug finds from searches, Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told the Williamsburg City Council during its monthly meeting Monday. The police department...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020

Williamsburg police vow to crack down on distracted driving

If you text, check your social media on your smart phone, or do anything with it except talk on your phone while driving, then you probably want to go ahead and get in the habit of putting it down. This spring, the Williamsburg Police Department will be launching a ticketing...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020

Florida man accused of using social media to sell marijuana

Williamsburg police arrested a Florida man Monday evening, who was allegedly used social media to sell marijuana, according to a police department release. Williamsburg Police Officers Trevor Teague and Cody Harrell initiated an investigation Monday, which lead to the arrest of...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020

Juvenile leads W’burg police in vehicle pursuit in stolen car

A juvenile lead Williamsburg police on a chase in a stolen vehicle Sunday afternoon before the pursuit ended in Jellico. About 4:14 p.m. Williamsburg police attempted to locate a stolen orange Chevy Spark that reportedly had a missing juvenile inside, according to a Williamsburg...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020