Jimmy LaRoue

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Jimmy LaRoue is the public safety reporter for The Virginia Gazette. He has worked for Virginia newspapers in Woodstock, Waynesboro and Louisa as well as in Elizabeth City, NC.

Recent Articles

  • Williamsburg Christian players hit scoring milestones

    Williamsburg Christian players hit scoring milestones

    The scoring milestones are nice, but for a trio of Williamsburg Christian Academy seniors, another state championship would be even better. Cle’von Greene, along with twins Da’Shawn and Ra’Shawn Cook, were all honored before the Eagles 89-49 rout of Broadwater Academy Monday on Senior Night. It...

  • Local protest calls on Norment to expand Medicaid

    Local protest calls on Norment to expand Medicaid

    A pair of local activists called on state Sen. Tommy Norment to support Medicaid expansion during a protest outside his James City County office Monday. John Whitley, who started Moral Mondays on Duke of Gloucester Street four years ago along with retired pastor Charles Swadley, said the first...

  • Prep roundup: Warhill's Barr, Lafayette's Green win region wrestling titles

      Warhill’s Malik Barr and Lafayette’s Everaud Green each won Class 4, Region A wrestling championships Saturday at Churchland High School. Barr (36-3) defeated Smithfield’s Samuel Feliciano by a 9-3 decision at 152 pounds in the championship match, while Green won by injury default against Warhill’s...

  • Woman hit by train Friday near Richmond Road

    Woman hit by train Friday near Richmond Road

    An Amtrak train passing through the Williamsburg area struck and killed a James City County woman Friday, according to police. The woman, Shantay Romana Smith, 28, died after being struck by Amtrak Northeast Regional 67 at about 12:10 p.m. on an area of the track that runs parallel to Richmond...

  • Reckless driving charge against James City County firefighter dismissed

    Reckless driving charge against James City County firefighter dismissed

    A reckless driving charge against a James City County firefighter in a New Year’s Eve accident involving a fire truck and a septic truck was dismissed Friday in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court. Christopher D’Annibale was the driver of a fire truck responding to a structure...

  • VDOT: Pair of accidents on I-64 west cleared

    VDOT: Pair of accidents on I-64 west cleared

    A pair of accidents Friday morning on Interstate 64 west backed up traffic for several miles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, but have now been cleared. The first accident took place around 6:10 a.m. on I-64 west past Busch Gardens around exit 243 in York County, according...

  • Police: Suspect in single-car accident turns herself in

    Police: Suspect in single-car accident turns herself in

    A woman wanted in connection to a single-car accident on Monticello Avenue turned herself into the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to city police. Rebecca Anna Lynn “Ginger” Bruhwell has been charged with driving with a suspended license and felony hit and run...

  • Police: Man hit by train in Williamsburg dies

    Police: Man hit by train in Williamsburg dies

    A man died after being struck by a CSX coal train Thursday, according to city police. The train struck the man in the 700 block of York Street around 2:30 p.m., according to Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. The man was found by police lying on the tracks, Riley said. Medics took him...

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