CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- With a few days in left in 2022, it is time to look back on the stories that captured the attention of WLAF viewers and readers. Today, we look at some of the stories of Aug., Sept. and Oct.


Starbucks opened in La Follette Food City at Woodson Mall. For the full story CLICK HERE.

Within 15 minutes, a new LaFollette police chief was appointed and two officers were fired. In a unanimous decision, the council voted to appoint Capt. Steve Wallen as police chief to replace Chief Bill Roehl who is retired. CLICK HERE for the full story.

At a home at 144 Log Home Lane, police discovered four bodies in what is believed to be a murder-suicide. The family living at the home had not been heard from since last week after the father passed away from natural causes. Also last month, according to dispatch records, officers responded to the same home on a neighbor dispute call. To read more CLICK HERE.

The 2022 election saw several upsets with big turnovers in multiple races. To read more CLICK HERE.


Two men were arrested by officers with the Jellico Police Department on charges of prostitution. One of the offenders was 80-years-old. To read more CLICK HERE.

Wrecking his pick-up truck triggered events that resulted in the 40th arrest of Darryl Jay Stanford, according to records at the Campbell County Jail. CLICK HERE to read more.

The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to hire Freddie Stagnolia as police chief. CLICK HERE to read more.

The City of LaFollette hosted its first food truck rally. To read more CLICK HERE.


An eight-man crew left out headed for the beach, and they weren’t headed for fun in the sun. It was all business as they drove out at 6am on their way to restore power to one of the many communities in the southeast that was ravaged by Hurricane Ian. About seven hours and nearly 500 miles later on Friday, the LUB crew started right to work to help people in South Carolina. For more CLICK HERE.

Daniel Smith was named the new chief of police for the Town of Jacksboro. Franklin Ayers was promoted to assistant chief for the JPD. Jacksboro is in the process of hiring four new police officers after the entire police force, except for Ayers, walked out. To read more CLICK HERE.

An infant was rescued from a home where the mother was allegedly selling Methamphetamine. CLICK HERE to read more.

Robert Byrd was sentenced in the fatal crash that claimed the life of a young man. To read more CLICK HERE.