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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

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