Name of suspect shot to death by police is released

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to the shooting of a man during an interaction with authorities in Campbell County Thursday evening.


Watch the Campbell-Sevier game live over WLAF tonight at 6:40pm

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – It's Senior Night tonight at Dossett Stadium, and WLAF's live televised coverage of Campbell County Football begins with the Senior Night Ceremony at 6:40pm. Click on the WLAF-Lindsay's Carpet & Paint Center video player to watch live.


Isaac's 24/7 Gym is the newest chamber of commerce member

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Isaac Pratt's gym, Isaac's 24/7 Gym, is the newest member of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.


Wender’s Furniture business feature of the week

Currently Wender's Furniture is having a mattress sale on mattresses made in Johnson City, Tennessee. Wender Furniture is located at 204 E. Central Avenue at red light # 8 in downtown LaFollette.

By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Looking for quality and customer service when purchasing furniture, appliances and home decorations? Come to downtown LaFollette and shop at Wender Furniture, a family-owned business that has been selling quality furniture for more than 80 years. Owned and operated by Tom Robards and his son Tommy, the business has been in the family since it began by Tommy’s great uncle John J. Wender.


Armed robbery leads to chase and fatal shooting by police

TOP PHOTO: A Thursday night robbery was followed by multiple events including the shutdown of northbound interstate lanes and traffic being detoured.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – There was a robbery at the Jacksboro Walmart just after 7pm Thursday based on information from officials at 911. The robbery triggered a response from multiple agencies and ended with shots being fired, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Related story.


Ward arrested for the 30th time

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy Shayne Wilburn noticed a white Ford F-150 pick-up truck that had pulled off into a small embankment off Hatmaker Ridge Road road around 1am Sunday morning. Wilburn made contact with the driver identified as Luther Martin Ward who was in the back of the pickup truck throwing out Coca-Cola cans while another person was attempting to pour gasoline into the gas tank of the truck.


Ford to settle in West Tennessee with benefits statewide

TOP PHOTO: The House and Senate chambers concluded a historic extraordinary session of the Tennessee General Assembly. 

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - The House and Senate chambers on Wednesday concluded a historic session of the Tennessee General Assembly that paves the way for the single largest economic development investment in state history.  Ford Motor Company and SK Innovations announced plans in September to invest $5.6 billion to build a 3,600-acre campus that will be called Blue Oval City at the Memphis Regional Megasite in Haywood County.  Blue Oval City will be designed to be the largest, most advanced and most efficient automobile production facility in Ford Motor Company’s history. “We have companies in our area already supplying auto manufacturers in the state and this will create the possibilities of ancillary industries locating in our area,” said State Rep. Dennis Powers.


Norris Dam State Park hosts history event on Saturday

Newly arrived replacements at the CCC Camp near Esco (Union County) are lined up before their first meal at the camp. They arrived at New Tazewell on Nov. 17, 1933, from New York eager for their new life. For many of these boys, this was the first time away from home. Photo by famed photographer Lewis Hine.

NORRIS, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Norris Dam State Park will host the second Uncle Sam & Norris Dam living history event on Saturday, Oct. 23. to commemorate the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The event runs from 10 am-4 pm.


JMS headed back to the championship game

TOP PHOTO: Here come the Eagles.

By David Graham

JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) - Coming off their big 42-0 win over Horace Maynard last night, the Eagles of Jacksboro Middle School are back in 'The Game.' It will take place not this Saturday but the following Saturday October 30th.


City of La Follette workshop is Monday. Watch live over WLAF.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The City of La Follette is scheduled to hold its workshop on Monday at 5:30pm at City Hall. WLAF has the live telecast here.


Have Medicare questions? Hugh Neil has answers.

TOP PHOTO: Hugh Neil is in his office on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Riggs Center and can be reached on his personal telephone at 423.292.6511.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Decisions. Decisions. It's annual open enrollment for Medicare, and whether you're new to Medicare or you are looking to change your existing plan, Hugh Neil can help. He's not a voice over the telephone nor is he mailing you something. He's right here in La Follette.


Benefit to be held for Phil Leadbetter family Oct. 29

TOP PHOTO: Musician Phil Leadbetter, known as "Uncle Phil," the Knoxville native had a huge following and influenced blue grass around the world. 

By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - There will be a benefit Fri., Oct. 29 at Katie's Carryout in LaFollette for Bluegrass legend and Cancer survivor Phil Leadbetter, who passed away on Oct.14. The benefit starts at 5:30pm, and organizers are taking donations over the next week for an auction.


Valley View School's Fall Carnival is this afternoon/evening

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - It's fall, y'all, and time for the annual carnival at Valley View Elementary School. It's this Friday from 5pm to 8pm with the auction at 8pm.


God's Helping Hands giving away clothes, toys and more Saturday

EAGEN, TN (WLAF) - Margie Malicoat with God's Helping Hands is giving away lots of items on Saturday, October 23, at Clairfield school.


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