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

  • Attendance dips at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation museums

    Attendance dips at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation museums

    Paid admissions and revenues at both Jamestown Settlement and at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown took a dip in the first three months of 2018, but are still well above totals for both 2014 and 2015. That, as well as discussions about a four-year action plan, updates on capital and marketing...

  • Prep roundup: Seven from Walsingham Academy named to All-TCIS teams

    Seven Walsingham Academy athletes were named to the All-Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools first or second teams. In baseball, Tanner Schobel was named All-TCIS first team, and Jason Covaney and Zach Stanko second team. For girls soccer, Delaney Riggs was named All-TCIS second team, and...

  • Public safety briefs

    Man sentenced for embezzling $150K from Walmart Neighborhood Market JAMES CITY COUNTY — A homeless man with previous ties to Newport News was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday and ordered to repay more than $10,000 to the Walmart Neighborhood Market store where he used to work. Anthony...

  • James City County man found not guilty in assault of woman

    James City County man found not guilty in assault of woman

    A James City County man accused of choking and abusing a woman he had been living with was found not guilty in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court. Judge Michael McGinty found Christopher Furick not guilty of assault and battery May 2 after Furick had been accused of grabbing the throat...

  • Reiss: Healthier financial picture at Colonial Williamsburg

    Reiss: Healthier financial picture at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Mitchell Reiss said Thursday the changes it has made to enhance and streamline programming while downsizing its staff have put the foundation in a healthier financial situation. Reiss, speaking to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Directors at...

  • Prep roundup: Warhill comes close, but remains winless in boys tennis

    Prep roundup: Warhill comes close, but remains winless in boys tennis

    Playing for the final time this season, Warhill nearly pulled out its first boys tennis win of the season Monday, taking four of six singles matches, but Gloucester won all three doubles matches — two of those in tiebreakers — to keep the Lions winless. Warhill’s Nos. 3-6 singles players — Dan...

  • Suspended sentence for former William and Mary QB for selling Xanax to H.S. student

    Former College of William and Mary quarterback Raphael Ortiz received a suspended sentence in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court after police said he sold Xanax to a Lafayette High School student in 2016 while Ortiz was a student-teacher at the school. Judge Michael McGinty found Ortiz...

  • Police: Patient assaults nurse at Eastern State Hospital

    Police: Patient assaults nurse at Eastern State Hospital

    A Portsmouth man has been charged with felony malicious wounding after allegedly assaulting a nurse at Eastern State Hospital last Friday, according to James City County Police. A nurse was removing Eric Maurice Littles, 26, from a restraint chair when he assaulted her, police spokeswoman Stephanie...

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