Campbell County's active COVID-19 case count is 26

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of PCR positive tests for COVID-19 during the pandemic according to the Tennessee Department of Health is 88, and that includes 77 cases confirmed and probable (two more than on Tuesday).  Of the cases, 50 of those patients have recovered while 26 patients are recovering and one patient has died.  Results through Wednesday from 3,602 COVID-19 tests in Campbell County have come back negative.


Empty vodka bottle found in baby's diaper bag; mother arrested for DUI.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A 15-month old child was found by police in the back seat of her mom's car after her mother was attempting to drive away possibly intoxicated. 


School Board approves plan to reopen schools on August 5

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The Campbell County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a reopening plan for all county schools on the scheduled reopening date of August 5. The plan will cover all grades in K-12 and contains provisions for any students with "qualifying criteria" such as underlying physical conditions.  Watch the meeting HERE on demand.  See the full plan HERE.


Crabtree will be tried in assault case; plea not on table

JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- The three men charged with assaulting an inmate while he was in custody have their fates intertwined.

When the Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court convened via Zoom on Monday, prosecutors said Justin Crabtree would not be receiving an offer to resolve his case.


Central Avenue Bridge has a different glow about it

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The orange glow from those sodium vapor lights on the Central Avenue Bridge is gone.  It's been replaced by LED daylight white lights.


Dog Days

By Jinny Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - When I turned over the calendar page from June to July, I noticed a phrase printed on the square for July 3.  It was 'Dog Days begins.'  Now when I was a youngster, I thought it just meant that it was the hottest part of summer when the dogs laid around in the shade all day.

Grab-n-Go Meals Wednesday at Wynn at 5:30 pm

Ryan and Haven Pittman have been to a Grab-n-Go Meals distribution site.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Wednesday is a Grab-n-Go Meal Day here in Campbell County.  That's today at 5:30 pm at Wynn.


Dangerously hot days are here; air quality issues Wednesday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Very hot conditions highlight this week's weather.  Afternoon heat index values are expected to be near or even a bit above 100 degrees at times across portions of the region today through Friday.


Listen to the WLAF Trading Post on demand

Big Josh is your host of the WLAF Trading Post weekday mornings from 8 am until 9 am.  To play along, call 423.562.1450.  It's his radio version of E-Bay.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Miss the WLAF Trading Post this morning?  Need a number from yesterday's WLAF Trading Post?  Listen HERE on demand.


Alcohol involved in crash

TOP PHOTO:  A wild ride ended with one final wreck on Tuesday evening in LaFollette.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Alcohol was involved in the crash yesterday that landed a Jacksboro man in jail on several charges by multiple agencies. Police arrested Oscar Byrge, 32, after reports of an intoxicated driver ended in a multiple vehicle crash in LaFollette. Two people sustained minor injuries during the crash. According to the Jacksboro Police report, once arrested, Byrge told officers he had drunk "a pint of liquor."


CCHS Boys Basketball tryouts set for next week

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Cougar Coach Ernie Mac Clawson is holding boys basketball tryouts starting next week.


A Campbell County man's reckless ride ends with a six-car pile-up

TOP PHOTO:  Jacksboro Pike and West Beech Street was the end of the line for a Jacksboro man.

Oscar Byrge of Jacksboro is the man police say was driving this van that had been reported driving recklessly.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Calls about a reckless driver headed toward Campbell County were coming in to E-911 Dispatch from Anderson County soon after 5:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon.  Officials say a man in a van was roaring up I-75 north, and as soon as he cleared the county line, calls began coming into Campbell County's dispatch center about him.  Reports were that the tan colored van exceeded speeds of 100-miles per hour on the interstate.


Courthouse parking likely to return to "first come first served"

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Commissioners met via Zoom Monday evening in a workshop session.  During the work shop, commissioners heard from two guest speakers and discussed various business items.


State makes offer in Thompson case; no response from other side

JACKSBORO, TN  (WLAF) - Embattled LaFollette City Council Member Ann Thompson’s criminal court case saw a lurch forward yesterday in court.


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