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

  • Ebby’s, Holiday Chevy Cadillac employees honored as heroes for actions in July shooting

    Ebby’s, Holiday Chevy Cadillac employees honored as heroes for actions in July shooting

    Employees from Ebby’s Auto Painting and Collision and Holiday Chevrolet Cadillac were honored as heroes Thursday for their actions during a summer shooting that injured an Ebby’s employee. During brief presentations Thursday afternoon at the repair shop and the adjacent Chevy dealer on 2nd Street...

  • Christmas Town opens Nov. 24 at Busch Gardens

    Christmas Town opens Nov. 24 at Busch Gardens

    Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town opens for the season Nov. 24 with a new show, new food, a bigger home for Santa and more than eight million lights across the amusement park — which the park touts as more than any other holiday lights display in North America. “Traditions are important during the...

  • Revolution museum's fundraising campaign reached $16.8 million

    Revolution museum's fundraising campaign reached $16.8 million

    A private fundraising campaign for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown netted $16.8 million in gifts and grants through the end of July, according to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. The museum’s Campaign for Support set a goal of $15 million, but by the time the campaign finished July...

  • Report: Jamestown on list of at-risk landscapes

    Report: Jamestown on list of at-risk landscapes

    The Cultural Landscape Foundation has put Jamestown on its 2017 list of at-risk landscapes, citing what it says is the threat from the Surry-Skiffes Creek Connector. “Open space is too often treated as a void, absent any cultural significance and waiting to be filled,” said TCLF’s President & CEO...

  • Police: Woman charged with felony child abuse in infant boy's death

    Police: Woman charged with felony child abuse in infant boy's death

    A city woman turned herself over to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail Monday. She was charged with felony child abuse after police allege she abused an infant boy who later died, according to Williamsburg Police. A Williamsburg police investigator obtained a felony warrant of child abuse Oct....

  • York runs past Jamestown, 32-6

    York runs past Jamestown, 32-6

    A goal line turnover followed by York’s end-to-end scoring drive was enough to sap any momentum Jamestown had been building as the Falcons pulled away for a 32-6 win Thursday at Wanner Stadium. Early in the second quarter, the Eagles’ Oliver Herczeg broke a 60-yard run down the left sideline to...

  • Police: Pedestrian struck by car, killed in York County

    Police: Pedestrian struck by car, killed in York County

    A man was struck by a car and killed Thursday evening, according to the Virginia State Police. Woohyun Yun, 71, of Yorktown, was struck by a 2015 Audi Q3 that was traveling in the right lane going northbound on Kiln Creek Parkway, north of Royal Colvin Drive, around 7:10 p.m., Virginia State Police...

  • Yorktown Day trolley route schedule, street closures announced

    Yorktown Day trolley route schedule, street closures announced

    Only residents and their guests will be allowed to drive on historic Yorktown streets during Yorktown Day events from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 19, according to York County public information officer Gail Whittaker. The Yorktown Trolley will also adjust its normal route on Yorktown Day. The following...

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