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

  • Williamsburg Christmas Parade stirs memories

    Williamsburg Christmas Parade stirs memories

    The 52nd annual Williamsburg Christmas Parade may have changed over the years — altering its route, shortening its length and, this year, allowing no cars to be parked in the parade path — but for nearly 50 years Teresa Randall has been a constant. Since 1968, Randall, now 56, has viewed the parade...

  • Court records: Drunk driver indicted in traffic death

    A Charles City County woman has been indicted on multiple felony charges in connection with the death of a James City County woman in June, according to Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court records. Amanda Marie Countermann-Jobb, 30, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated...

  • Public to have opportunity to view, weigh in on school redistricting proposals

    Public to have opportunity to view, weigh in on school redistricting proposals

    The public will have an opportunity this evening to view and provide feedback on redistricting proposals for both middle and high schools in Williamsburg-James City County public schools. The redistricting community dialogue will take place from 5-8:30 p.m. at Warhill High School. Middle school...

  • Prep roundup: Schriner named Class 4A Player of the Year

    Prep roundup: Schriner named Class 4A Player of the Year

    Jamestown’s Emma Schriner was named the Class 4A volleyball player of the year, following a season in which the Eagles reached the semifinals before falling to Grafton. Schriner, a Tennessee commit, also made the first-team Under Armour All-America team. Schriner’s teammates, Madison Pettengell...

  • Police: Man charged with arson

    Police: Man charged with arson

    A man has been charged with arson after police say he set a fire for a third time at a residence along the 200 block of Thomas Nelson Lane, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said in a news release. Dennis Wade Tooley, 45, is charged with arson after city police and fire crews responded...

  • WJCC school board gets first look at redistricting options for middle, high schools

    WJCC school board gets first look at redistricting options for middle, high schools

    The Williamsburg-James City County school board got its first look Tuesday at redistricting options for middle and high schools, though the board is split against including high school redistricting in the discussion. While the school board is committed to redistricting on the middle school level...

  • Prep roundup: Walsingham Academy boys hoops open season with tourney win

    Prep roundup: Walsingham Academy boys hoops open season with tourney win

    Walsingham Academy’s boys basketball team opened its season by winning its own tournament over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Trojans won its annual Walsingham Thanksgiving Invitational with an 88-70 win over Veritas and a 62-46 win over Hampton Christian. Sam Jones had a double-double in the opening...

  • Liberty Tree captures thoughts of people thankful for freedom

    Liberty Tree captures thoughts of people thankful for freedom

    The messages on the Liberty Tree at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are thoughtful. “Freedom to do anything I put my mind to, not only being a girl but also being African American,” Chloe A. of Williamsburg wrote. They offer a point of view. “Liberty means respecting and protecting the...