TOP PHOTO: The LaFollette Owls had a championship team in 2022-2023 and were recognized by the board of education for their efforts.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- With a few days in left in 2023, 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 January, February and March.
A large tree fell across Pleasant Ridge snarling traffic. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Zach Lloyd, a double-lung transplant recipient, turned 40. CLICK HERE for the full story.
La Follette Rescue Squad members saved the lives of couple stuck on an ATV trail. CLICK HERE for the full story.
The Campbell Cougars had quite a 24 hours from Monday evening through Tuesday night; a two overtime game on Monday and then a triple OT contest on Tuesday. That’s 84 minutes of basketball including five overtimes. CLICK HERE for a full recap.
A man who has been arrested several times for traffic violations is back in the Campbell County Jail this morning on what was his 33rd arrest, according to jail records. Roy Lee Green was arrested in the pre-dawn hours of on Glade Springs Road; he faced multiple charges. Police said Green is an habitual traffic offender. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Investigators with La Follette Police executed a narcotics search warrant at sun at a home at the corner of Loop Road and South 13th Street. As a result, one person was taken away in handcuffs. CLICK HERE for the full story.
A crime suspect ditched his bike; ran runs from police. The LPD Officer won the foot chase. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Larry Edward Lovitt, II, 29, of Jellico was charged with attempted second-degree murder. A White Oak woman received a single gunshot wound at a home on Little White Oak Road. Lovitt was charged in the incident. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Widespread sickness, attendance decrease closed schools for two days. CLICK HERE for the full story.
The Campbell County Middle School Fishing team of Malone and Malone won the TBF Juniors Tournament and claimed the big fish award. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Margo White- Oden, a woman who drove her car into a tree severely injuring her three children, had her case was reset for the 10th time. CLICK HERE for the full story. The case is still pending.
Members of the La Follette Rescue Squad rescued one man and recovered the body of another in a bulldozer accident that happened along New River Creek. The accident, off Clinchmore Road, wasn’t called in to central dispatch until the next day. CLICK HERE for the full story.
A multi-agency drug interdiction operation resulted in numerous arrests and the seizure of more than a pound of fentanyl and two pounds of methamphetamine. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Cherry Street in LaFollette became a one- way street.
A winter storm wreaked havoc on the county’s electrical grid. At the height of the storm, more than 8,000 of LUB’s 23,000 customers were without power. CLICK HERE for the full story.
One person suffered smoke inhalation in a fire; LFD responded to incident. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Jellico High and LaFollette Middle School basketball teams were recognized at the board of education meeting. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Original 911 director Charlie Hutson retired as the Campbell County Central Dispatch center marking 26 years. CLICK HERE for the full story.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 12/26/2023- 6AM)