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

  • Four in a row: Walsingham girls continue dominance on track with state championship

    Four in a row: Walsingham girls continue dominance on track with state championship

    The Walsingham Academy girls track team has been a model of consistency in recent years — the past three seasons all ending in state championships. Still, a state championship this year was no guarantee for the Trojans, especially after Cape Henry Collegiate had recently dethroned them as Tidewater...

  • Kingsmill notebook: Austin Ernst falls out of contention with rough stretch

    Kingsmill notebook: Austin Ernst falls out of contention with rough stretch

    Austin Ernst put herself in position Sunday to make a run at the 2018 LPGA Kingsmill Championship at the River Course. Playing in the final group with In Gee Chun and Nasa Hataoka, Ernst birdied the first four holes to reach 14 under. While Chun and Hataoka ended up playing with eventual winner...

  • Rain impacting events, roads throughout region

    Rain impacting events, roads throughout region

    Roads and events in the Williamsburg region have been impacted by the rain that has been hanging around since Wednesday and is expected to continue Saturday. The second round of the Kingsmill Championship, which normally would have been completed Friday, has been delayed until 1 p.m. Saturday due...

  • Relay for Life of Williamsburg postponed until September

    Relay for Life of Williamsburg postponed until September

    The Relay for Life of Williamsburg scheduled to begin Friday evening at Warhill High School has been postponed until September. Mary Beth Taylor of the American Cancer Society said that due to National Weather Service forecast for heavy rain Friday afternoon into Friday evening and Saturday, the...

  • Case against Gloucester man in Williamsburg IED blast moves to federal court

    Case against Gloucester man in Williamsburg IED blast moves to federal court

    The Gloucester man accused of planting a bomb outside a downtown Williamsburg restaurant last October now faces a federal charge in connection to the incident. Stephen Powers was indicted in U.S. District Court Monday on a charge of possession of a unregistered destructive device and was scheduled...

  • Walsingham Academy baseball one win away from state title after semifinal rout

    Walsingham Academy baseball one win away from state title after semifinal rout

    Walsingham Academy’s baseball team is one win away from a state championship after topping Carlisle 16-6 Thursday in five innings at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights. The Trojans will face the winner of Fuqua School and Brunswick Academy in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association...

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