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

  • 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...

  • Busch Gardens receives height waiver for new attraction

    Busch Gardens receives height waiver for new attraction

    The James City County board of supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a request from Busch Gardens for a height waiver for a proposed, but as yet unidentified, new attraction.  By a 5-0 vote, supervisors granted the waiver to allow Busch Gardens to construct a lattice-style attraction of up...

  • JCC supervisors approve rural land use changes

    JCC supervisors approve rural land use changes

    The James City County board of supervisors has approved allowing rural landowners to host events of up to 300 people, provided their properties are at least 10 acres. In a 4-1 vote, supervisors on Tuesday approved letting landowners in general agriculture and rural residential zoned areas host...

  • Busch Gardens is 'World's Most Beautiful Amusement Park' for 27th consecutive year

    Busch Gardens is 'World's Most Beautiful Amusement Park' for 27th consecutive year

    Busch Gardens has been named the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park for the 27th straight year by the National Amusement Park Historical Association. The streak dates back to 1990. “Being recognized as the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park’ for 27 consecutive years is a tremendous achievement...

  • Boy Scout Troop 414, Five Forks Ruritans receive James City County Adopt-a-Spot locations

    Boy Scout Troop 414, Five Forks Ruritans receive James City County Adopt-a-Spot locations

    JAMES CITY - James City County has announced Boy Scout Troop 414 and the Five Forks Ruritan Club as the two newest sponsors in the county's Adopt-a-Spot program, according to a James City County news release.  Boy Scout Troop 414 will clean the Croaker Road Commuter Lot, while the Five Forks Ruritan...

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