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

  • York runs past Jamestown, 32-6

    York runs past Jamestown, 32-6

    A goal line turnover followed by York’s end-to-end scoring drive was enough to sap any momentum Jamestown had been building as the Falcons pulled away for a 32-6 win Thursday at Wanner Stadium. Early in the second quarter, the Eagles’ Oliver Herczeg broke a 60-yard run down the left sideline to...

  • Police: Pedestrian struck by car, killed in York County

    Police: Pedestrian struck by car, killed in York County

    A man was struck by a car and killed Thursday evening, according to the Virginia State Police. Woohyun Yun, 71, of Yorktown, was struck by a 2015 Audi Q3 that was traveling in the right lane going northbound on Kiln Creek Parkway, north of Royal Colvin Drive, around 7:10 p.m., Virginia State Police...

  • Yorktown Day trolley route schedule, street closures announced

    Yorktown Day trolley route schedule, street closures announced

    Only residents and their guests will be allowed to drive on historic Yorktown streets during Yorktown Day events from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 19, according to York County public information officer Gail Whittaker. The Yorktown Trolley will also adjust its normal route on Yorktown Day. The following...

  • Update: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back at full capacity

    Update: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back at full capacity

    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry had been running at a reduced capacity Thursday morning, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, but was fully operational again by 12 p.m. The Surry ferry boat, which has a 50-car capacity, was out of service due to a mechanical issue, according to...

  • Officials looking for dog that bit person in Williamsburg

    Officials looking for dog that bit person in Williamsburg

    Officials from the Peninsula Health District are searching for a 30-pound dog that bit a person in Williamsburg last Friday, according to a news release. If the dog is not found, the person who was bit may have to receive shots to prevent rabies, officials said. The dog is described as white...

  • Police: Gloucester man dies in residential construction accident

    Police: Gloucester man dies in residential construction accident

    A Gloucester man has died following a construction accident in a residential construction area in the area around 4700 Fenton Mill Rd., according to a James City County Police news release. William Joseph Jowers, 60, was sanding on the second floor of a residence around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when...

  • Prep roundup

    Jamestown shut out Bruton 24-0 on Friday during homecoming, improving its record to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the Bay Rivers District. The Panthers fell to 1-5 overall and are 0-5 in the Bay Rivers, having lost five straight after winning their opening game. The Eagles defense shut out an opponent...

  • Jamestown 2019 commemoration aims to create lasting impact

    Jamestown 2019 commemoration aims to create lasting impact

    Whether you’re steeped in history or have little interest in it, organizers for the Jamestown 2019 commemoration want to reel you in. Organizers hope to create a lasting legacy and conversation around the commemoration by increasing the use of digital media and using current events as an entry...

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