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

  • Prep roundup: Jamestown swims to Bay Rivers championship

    Prep roundup: Jamestown swims to Bay Rivers championship

    It was a clean sweep for Jamestown’s swim teams, as the boys and girls won the Bay Rivers District championship Saturday. The Eagles finished the season unbeaten in dual meet competition. Jamestown’s girls defeated Tabb (63-31) and Lafayette (67-27), while Jamestown’s boys also topped Tabb and...

  • William and Mary Frisbee club team to host weekend tournament

    William and Mary Frisbee club team to host weekend tournament

    With snow flurries flying with their discs in the chill of a recent January evening, the College of William and Mary men's ultimate Frisbee team ran through drills and scrimmaged in preparation for this weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Ultimate, which kicks off its spring season for the club team. Twenty...

  • Avoid, Deny, Defend: City police provide lessons on what to do in active shooter situation

    Avoid, Deny, Defend: City police provide lessons on what to do in active shooter situation

    It was a moment of levity in an otherwise serious and sobering lesson on what to do in an active shooter situation. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Richard Drab was in the middle of explaining how hiding and hoping wasn’t a viable option when he asked the 70-plus people in the Stryker Center Monday evening...

  • VDOT: Pothole repairs causing backups on I-64

    VDOT: Pothole repairs causing backups on I-64

    Pothole repairs on Interstate 64 east in York County Monday morning have caused backups of up to four miles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. VDOT says drivers on I-64 eastbound can expect major delays from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. due to pothole patching operations from mile...

  • Prep roundup: Walsingham Academy extends win streak to 13

    Prep roundup: Walsingham Academy extends win streak to 13

    Despite missing several free throws late in the fourth quarter, Walsingham Academy’s boys basketball team extended its winning streak to 13 games, as it held on for a 52-51 win Tuesday at Cape Henry Collegiate. The Trojans lost to Cape Henry twice last season, including a three-point loss in the...

  • Murder charges certified for Toano shooting suspects

    Murder charges certified for Toano shooting suspects

    Murder charges against two men in connection to the shooting death of a man outside a Toano apartment complex will head to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Thursday in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court. Marques Raquan Stephens-Graves and Malcom Shemar Lee, both...

  • Judge denies murder suspect's request for self-representation

    A James City County man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother will not be allowed to represent himself during a March trial. Michael Alan Webb, 35, was in Williamsburg-James City County Court Wednesday for an arraignment hearing where he pleaded not guilty to first-degree...

  • Williamsburg Police chief pleased with first six months on job

    Williamsburg Police chief pleased with first six months on job

    In his first seven months on the job, Williamsburg Police Chief Sean Dunn has had plenty of time to prioritize the needs of the department he commands. Tackling the opioid crisis and community policing are two of Dunn’s top priorities in 2018. In an interview with The Virginia Gazette, Dunn discussed...

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