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 man pleads guilty to passport fraud, making false statements

    Williamsburg man pleads guilty to passport fraud, making false statements

    A Williamsburg man who told authorities he wanted to commit jihad and expressed sympathy for ISIS and multiple terrorist attacks pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to passport fraud and making false statements in applications to join the U.S. military. Shivam Patel, 28, faces up to 15 years...

  • Suspect in IED blast found competent to stand trial

    Suspect in IED blast found competent to stand trial

    Stephen Powers, the Gloucester man accused of planting a bomb in a parking lot outside a downtown Williamsburg restaurant, was found competent to stand trial Thursday. Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Judge Colleen Killilea heard testimony from court-appointed psychologist...

  • Jamestown's Thorin Jean receives Wendy's High School Heisman honor

    Jamestown's Thorin Jean receives Wendy's High School Heisman honor

    For Jamestown High School distance runner Thorin Jean, receiving the Wendy’s High School Heisman honor is especially satisfying, because the award emphasizes service, and not just athletics. Ed and Judy Anderson, who run Wendy’s franchises in the Williamsburg area, presented Jean with a medal Monday...

  • VDOT: I-64 lanes York County reopen after accident

    VDOT: I-64 lanes York County reopen after accident

    UPDATE: VDOT reopened the lanes at about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. PREVIOUS: An accident on Interstate 64 west at Busch Gardens in York County Tuesday morning has blocked traffic, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. VDOT advises that travelers use an alternate route. Traffic is backed...

  • Prep roundup: Walsingham Academy boys swim team takes second at meet

    Prep roundup: Walsingham Academy boys swim team takes second at meet

    Walsingham Academy’s boys swim team took second overall at the VISAA Division II championship meet Saturday at George Mason’s Freedom Aquatic Center. Sophomore Austin Smith set a meet record in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing in 21.81, and took second in the 100 backstroke (52.36). Smith also...

  • Barr sets high mark with 100th win

    Barr sets high mark with 100th win

    What could have been a devastating loss for Warhill wrestler Malik Barr early in his career became a chance at redemption just a week later. At that point, Barr was a sophomore wrestling at 145 pounds in his second season on the mat when he faced off against New Kent’s Wyatt Terry and suffered...

  • Strong start for William and Mary's Darkhorse in ultimate Frisbee tournament

    Strong start for William and Mary's Darkhorse in ultimate Frisbee tournament

    After a strong start, Darkhorse might just be a darkhorse to win the opening men’s ultimate Frisbee tournament of the spring season. The College of William and Mary men’s ultimate Frisbee team won their first three games at the 20-team Mid-Atlantic Warmup Saturday at the Warhill Sports Complex....

  • Virginia Gazette begins transition to new location

    The Virginia Gazette will begin its transition to a new office on High Street this month. Feb. 2 was the last day for the Gazette at its 216 Ironbound Road office; the Salvation Army bought the building in August. The Gazette’s new office will be at 504 High St., adjacent to the Five Guys in The...

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