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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

  • Prep roundup: Bruton, Walsingham, Lafayette with strong showings on track

    Prep roundup: Bruton, Walsingham, Lafayette with strong showings on track

    A trio of schools had strong performances at track meets in the past week, with individuals from Bruton, Lafayette and Walsingham Academy coming up with first place finishes. High School Captains Classic Freshman Alex Warren (1:03.52) and junior Joselyn Jones finished first and second, respectively,...

  • City, VDOT patching up potholes

    City, VDOT patching up potholes

    The weather yo-yo has caused the Virginia Department of Transportation a few headaches when it comes to patching up potholes around the Historic Triangle, but it is hopeful for the arrival of warmer weather to allow for permanent fixes. In James City and York counties, VDOT has patched 2,639 potholes...

  • Williamsburg Police chief aims to replicate community policing success

    Williamsburg Police chief aims to replicate community policing success

    Williamsburg Police Chief Sean Dunn wants his cops to get out of their cars and engage more with residents. That’s part of a policing philosophy, known as community engaged policing, that Dunn wants to implement in Williamsburg. It’s why he’s hosted workshops on the subject during the past two...

  • 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,...

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