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 launches Battle for Eire

    Busch Gardens launches Battle for Eire

    Busch Gardens’ Battle for Eire is nearly at hand. During a preview of the ride Friday, park officials expressed high hopes for what they said is a unique attraction that blends 360-degree virtual reality, a motion simulator and a fairy tale. The simulator has been used in the past by the park for...

  • James Comey, Anderson Cooper to take part in April CNN Town Hall at W&M

    James Comey, Anderson Cooper to take part in April CNN Town Hall at W&M

    Anderson Cooper will moderate a CNN Town Hall with former FBI director and College of William and Mary alumnus James Comey April 25 in Phi Beta Kappa Hall. The event, sponsored by the Student Assembly of William and Mary, will be held at 8 p.m. and broadcast on CNN nationally and internationally....

  • Prep roundup

    Prep roundup

    Baseball Lafayette 5 New Kent 4 — Chase Smith struck out six and gave up two hits and one earned run as the Rams held off New Kent Thursday in Bay Rivers District play. Lafayette took a 3-0 lead after three innings before the Trojans tied the game at 4 in the top of the sixth. The Rams plated the...

  • A house of soles: Shoe donations help make dream a reality for JCC family

    A house of soles: Shoe donations help make dream a reality for JCC family

    When complete, the Habitat for Humanity home Lakia Ruttley and her three children will move into will be the house that shoes helped build — a house made of many soles. Just exactly how many shoes does it take to build a home? While no one at the groundbreaking for the new home at 122 Howard Dr....

  • Prep sports roundup

    Prep sports roundup

    Jamestown (4-0) gained its 114th consecutive Bay Rivers District victory, shutting out Smithfield 9-0 Thursday in boys tennis. Albon Yowell and Jordan DeBerry combined for three wins for the Eagles. The Packers fell to 3-1. Boys tennis Lafayette 9, Warhill 0 — In their first match of the season,...

  • Busch Gardens to feature springtime Sesame Street weekend parties

    Busch Gardens to feature springtime Sesame Street weekend parties

    Want to party with Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby? Busch Gardens will host Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends this spring featuring the popular children’s show characters every weekend from April 13 through May 20. The weekends include dance parties, scavenger hunts, story time and arts and crafts...

  • VDOT contractor continues work on Brookwood Drive, Route 199 intersection

    VDOT contractor continues work on Brookwood Drive, Route 199 intersection

    The right turn lane from Brookwood Drive to Route 199 east was closed Thursday as part of construction done by Virginia Department of Transportation contractors to improve the intersection. VDOT said. According to VDOT, additional lane closures will take place next week beginning Monday, Including:...

  • Allergy season on the way with warmup expected for Williamsburg region

    Allergy season on the way with warmup expected for Williamsburg region

    Williamsburg’s spring allergy abatement will soon come to an end, and that will mean more sneezing, watery eyes and people becoming close friends with their favorite over-the-counter remedy. Spring allergies got an early start across the Williamsburg region with a warmer-than-normal February, according...

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