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

  • Toano man accused of infant daughter's murder pleads not guilty

    Toano man accused of infant daughter's murder pleads not guilty

    A Toano man charged with murder and child abuse in connection to the death of his 3-month-old daughter pleaded not guilty Friday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court. Bryan Timothy Arruda, 28, has requested a bench trial, which has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 11 in Williamsburg-James...

  • Williamsburg Police meet with public during Coffee with a Cop event

    Williamsburg Police meet with public during Coffee with a Cop event

    More than a dozen Williamsburg Police officers, including police Chief Sean Dunn, spoke with residents and College of William and Mary students during a Coffee with a Cop event Wednesday at Aromas downtown. Dunn said the point of the event is to promote positive relationships with residents, and...

  • Police: Man charged in series of September car break-ins, more car break-ins reported

    Police: Man charged in series of September car break-ins, more car break-ins reported

    While James City County Police have made an arrest in a series of car break-ins in early September, they are still looking for at least one suspect in more than 20 car break-ins that took place at the end of the month, Xavier McKay, 22, of Newport News, has been charged with 17 counts of entering...

  • Williamsburg announces upcoming road closures for Art Museums expansion project

    Williamsburg announces upcoming road closures for Art Museums expansion project

    Portions of S. Nassau St. and Court St. will close from 7:30 a.m. Oct. 11 through 6 p.m. Oct. 24 for underground utility work being done as part of Colonial Williamsburg’s $40 million Art Museums expansion, according to a city of Williamsburg news release. Detour signs will be posted on Francis...

  • Williamsburg office of Department of Veterans Services opens

    Williamsburg office of Department of Veterans Services opens

    Joe Adair, commander of American Legion Post 39 in Williamsburg, said the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office will be important to the region’s population of veterans as they transition out of the military. A formal grand opening ceremony for the office, located at 203 Ironbound...

  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to commemorate Revolutionary War victory

    American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to commemorate Revolutionary War victory

    The American Revolution Museum will commemorate the 236th anniversary of America’s Revolutionary War victory in Yorktown Oct. 14-15, according to a Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation news release. Artillery demonstrations and hands-on interpretive programs will take place at the museum, along with open...

  • New year, same issues in play in 93rd District Delegates race

    The issues haven’t changed and neither have the candidates. What has changed: It’s a year later and Democrat Mike Mullin is the incumbent in the 93rd District House of Delegates, and Republican Heather Cordasco is challenging him again for the seat. Mullin defeated Cordasco last November in a special...

  • Police: Speed a factor in fatal Interstate 64 accident

    Police: Speed a factor in fatal Interstate 64 accident

    Police said speed was a factor in a multi-car accident on Interstate 64 in James City County that killed one Tuesday. Darlene Therese Harris, 47, of Richmond, died at the scene as a result of her injuries, according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya in a news release. Harris was driving...

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