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W’burg police arrest Tennessee fugitive

A man wanted in Scott County, Tennessee, for a probation violation involving felony drug possession and child support, is now behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center, according to a Williamsburg Police Department release. Williamsburg Police Officer Dorman Patrick Jr....
Posted On 03 Jan 2020

15th Annual WPD Shop with a Cop helps 150 children

One would be hard pressed to say who got more pleasure out of the 15th Annual Williamsburg Police Department Shop with a Cop event Thursday evening at Walmart. Was it the nearly 150 less fortunate children, who each got $100 shopping sprees, or was it the 30 or so police officers...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019

Criminal justice students, area law enforcement join forces in ‘Operation Joy’

Twenty area law enforcement officers and 80 high school students studying to go into the law enforcement profession teamed up Tuesday to help 68 area families have a merrier Christmas. The fifth annual Operation Joy, organized by the criminal justice students at the Corbin Area...

Update: Driver, one pedestrian identified from Thursday accident

Two people had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being hit by a pick-up truck near the entrance to the Williamsburg Walmart Thursday afternoon. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said the accident happened about...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019

W’burg police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two

A Corbin man and a London man remain behind bars at the Whitley County Detention Center after being arrested last week in connection with a stolen vehicle. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor arrested Joseph J. Wagers, 29, of Corbin, and Michael A. Joseph, 42, of London,...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019

Two pedestrians flown out after being hit by truck near W’burg Walmart

Two people had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being hit by a pick-up truck near the entrance to the Williamsburg Walmart Thursday afternoon. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said the accident happened about...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019

Williamsburg Police asking for public’s assistance to identify Walmart thieves

The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three suspects, who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the Williamsburg Walmart Supercenter early Wednesday morning. About 2:22 a.m. the suspects...
Posted On 19 Dec 2019

W’burg, Corbin police officers recognized for DUI enforcement

Officers from two Whitley County police agencies were among the more than 200 officers honored recently by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), for their efforts to target impaired drivers. In addition, a Williamsburg police lieutenant also received an all-star award for...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019

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