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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

  • Jamestown falls to Smithfield in Region 4A championship

    Jamestown falls to Smithfield in Region 4A championship

    After withstanding pressure from Smithfield for much of the first half of the Region 4A championship game Thursday at Wanner Stadium, Jamestown began to build momentum. With the Eagles trailing by a goal, South Carolina commit Brianna Behm asserted herself, just missing on a pair of free kicks...

  • Police, FBI seek information on missing James City County children

    Police, FBI seek information on missing James City County children

    The FBI Norfolk Field Office, James City County Police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, seek help in finding two James City County children that have been missing for more than four years. Amina Kandil and Belel Kandil have been missing from James City County since Aug....

  • Swimming advisory in effect for Yorktown Beach

    Swimming advisory in effect for Yorktown Beach

    The Peninsula Health District has issued a swimming advisory for Yorktown Beach after finding bacteria levels in the water that exceeded state water quality standards. According to a health district news release, signs have been posted at the beach alerting of the advisory: “Warning swimmers —...

  • Woman convicted of stealing more than $500K from Williamsburg medical practice

    Woman convicted of stealing more than $500K from Williamsburg medical practice

    A federal jury convicted a former practice manager for the Cullom Eye and Laser Center Tuesday in Williamsburg on multiple charges of defrauding the business of more than $500,000. A jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District found Sherea Darnell, 34, guilty of 41 counts of wire and bank...

  • Women file age discrimination suit against Colonial Williamsburg

    Women file age discrimination suit against Colonial Williamsburg

    Two former employees of Colonial Williamsburg have each filed lawsuits against the foundation alleging age discrimination, according to federal court filings. Patricia J. Ferguson, 59, of Fort Monroe, and Rene L. Hutton, 56, of Surry, are asking for retroactive pay and lost earnings, along with...

  • Prep roundup: Jamestown track with strong 2nd place finishes at Region 4A meet

    Jamestown’s girls and boys track teams used their depth to each take second place at the Region 4A meet Friday and Saturday at Wilson High School in Portsmouth. The Eagles’ girls finished second with 94 points, eight points behind first place Deep Creek, with Lafayette (43 points) coming in seventh....

  • Former Bruton High School bookkeeper sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement

    Former Bruton High School bookkeeper sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement

    A former Bruton High School bookkeeper was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty of embezzling $144,822 in school funds over a four-year period, according to a news release from the York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney's office. Charlene Denise Flood-Liggon was sentenced Thursday...

  • Prep roundup

    Grafton’s Anna Murphy shut out Warhill’s Stefa Ilardi 6-0, 6-0 in a clash of freshmen to win the Region 4A singles crown in girls tennis at Huntington Park, earning a Class 4 state semifinal berth. In doubles, Emily Sharp, the only senior on Jamestown’s 4A title team, and Katie Rowland outlasted...

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