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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

  • Busch Gardens' Battle for Eire opens to public

    Busch Gardens' Battle for Eire opens to public

    Debbie McGaughey is not big on roller coasters, but after riding Busch Gardens’ newest virtual reality ride, Battle for Eire, Friday, she’s found her new park favorite. “Well, at first when I got in there, I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I really don’t do roller coasters,’ so I was a little afraid,” McGaughey...

  • Official: 7 rescued from York River

    Official: 7 rescued from York River

    Seven people were rescued from the York River off Croaker Landing Thursday, including two people who fell into the water after their canoe capsized, according to James City County Fire Department battalion chief Al Catlett. Just before 12 p.m., James City County Fire Department, James City-Bruton...

  • Pinwheel 'gardens' bloom in support of child abuse prevention month

    Pinwheel 'gardens' bloom in support of child abuse prevention month

    Wondering what’s sprouting silver and blue around the greater Williamsburg area? They’re pinwheels that have been planted in the ground in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which runs through April. Pinwheel gardens are growing throughout Williamsburg and James City County — outside...

  • Williamsburg Police make arrest in hotel shooting

    Williamsburg Police make arrest in hotel shooting

    A James City County man was arrested in connection to a shooting at a Second Street hotel Monday night. George Antonio Jimmison, 38, was arrested at his home around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday with the help of James City County Police, according to Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley in a news...

  • Jamestown tested, but comes up true to form in win over Smithfield

    Jamestown tested, but comes up true to form in win over Smithfield

    After a pair of tough tests against bigger schools that left Jamestown's girls soccer team winless, and after a long spring break, it faced another test Monday in its Bay Rivers District opener against Smithfield. Following a scoreless first half, the Eagles got a pair of goals after the break...

  • Police: York County man arrested in connection to Saturday morning shooting outside pizza shop

    Police: York County man arrested in connection to Saturday morning shooting outside pizza shop

    A York County man was arrested after he allegedly fired several shots during an argument at a Richmond Road Chanello's early Saturday morning before he fled the scene, Williamsburg Police said. Rakeem Malik Turner, 18, was arrested around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, with the assistance of the York-Poquoson...

  • Williamsburg Regional Library hosts Thank You Celebration

    Williamsburg Regional Library hosts Thank You Celebration

    Despite the rain, several hundred people turned out Saturday at the Stryker Center for the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Community Thank You Celebration. The event is a prequel to National Library Week, which began Sunday, and was scheduled to be outdoors on the library’s plaza, but events moved...

  • Prep roundup: Warhill Sports Complex turf fields to be replaced

    Prep roundup: Warhill Sports Complex turf fields to be replaced

    Plans are in place for the seven turf fields at the Warhill Sports Complex to be replaced beginning in November. James City County has sent out requests for proposals to replace seven turf fields at the Warhill Sports Complex. The fields have been in place since 2007 and take up 574,210 square...

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