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

  • Man accepts plea deal in Elk's Lodge shooting

    Man accepts plea deal in Elk's Lodge shooting

    The man charged in connection with a shooting that injured three people at the Elk's Lodge last September accepted a plea deal in court Tuesday.   Johnnie Matthew Chapman, 35, had faced seven charges in connection with the shooting, six of which were to be the subject of a two-day jury trial in...

  • Jury trial set to begin for man accused in Elk’s Lodge shooting

    Jury trial set to begin for man accused in Elk’s Lodge shooting

     A two-day jury trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court for the man charged in connection with a shooting that injured three people at the Elk’s Lodge last September. Johnnie Matthew Chapman, 35, faces six charges in connection to the shooting during...

  • In split vote, James City County supervisors turn aside redistricting resolution

    — When Roberts District supervisor John McGlennon became interested in putting forth a redistricting resolution for James City County supervisors to consider, he said he was responding to residents who had concerns about fair elections. Those residents, he said, felt like elections were only serving...

  • Proposed James City police zones seek to reduce response times

    Proposed James City police zones seek to reduce response times

    County police chief Brad Rinehimer has proposed increasing the manpower in his 98-person department because of concerns about increasing response times and call volumes in a growing county. Average response times have crept up nearly a minute in the last seven fiscal years — from 6:19 in the county's...

  • Police: Possible meth lab found, three arrested in James City County

    Police: Possible meth lab found, three arrested in James City County

    JAMES CITY - Three people have been taken into custody after the James City County SWAT team, along with the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force, found a possible methamphetamines lab in the 100 block of Tanbark Lane, according to a James City County Police news release.  Two men, Sean Copley and Byron...

  • VDOT: I-64 west shut down following accident near Lee Hall exit

    VDOT: I-64 west shut down following accident near Lee Hall exit

    YORK COUNTY - A multi-vehicle crash has shut down Interstate 64 westbound just past the Lee Hall exit, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.  VDOT says a detour has been set up at Exit 247 at Yorktown Road, and traffic is backed up at least 3.5 miles.  This story will be updated. 

  • JCC supervisors turn aside redistricting resolution

    JCC supervisors turn aside redistricting resolution

    In a split vote, James City County supervisors on Tuesday voted against a redistricting resolution that called for county staff to be responsible for developing any local redistricting plan.  By a 3-2 vote, chairman Kevin Onizuk (Jamestown District), Michael Hipple (Powhatan District) and Sue Sadler...

  • Williamsburg police to hold Coffee with a Cop Aug. 23

    Williamsburg police to hold Coffee with a Cop Aug. 23

    WILLIAMSBURG - New Williamsburg Police chief Sean Dunn will be among the officers at the Capitol Pancake House Aug. 23 when the Williamsburg Police Department holds a Coffee with a Cop meet-and-greet event.  The meet-and-greet will take place from 7 to 10 a.m. inside the restaurant at 802 Capitol...

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