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

    Track and cross country standout Thorin Jean was honored Monday at Jamestown’s fall sports banquet as the Virginia state winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award and a $1,000 scholarship. Jamestown’s Alexa Halko also took the U.S. Paralympic Female Track Athlete of the Year and was recognized...

  • Colonial Williamsburg offering special buy one, get one free annual pass

    Colonial Williamsburg offering special buy one, get one free annual pass

    Colonial Williamsburg is offering a two-for-one deal on annual passes, but only if purchased online Friday through Monday. The online offer begins at 8 a.m. Friday and lasts through 11:59 p.m. Monday. During that time, one free annual pass will automatically be added to every online purchase of...

  • Officials: Two dogs die in Grafton fire

    Officials: Two dogs die in Grafton fire

    Two dogs died in a house fire late Monday evening in the 300 block of Vine Drive in the Grafton area of York County, officials said in a news release. The fire occurred around 11 p.m., and fire and rescue crews found the home under heavy fire conditions, according to a York County Department of...

  • Williamsburg Police seek suspects in CVS theft

    Williamsburg Police seek suspects in CVS theft

    Williamsburg Police are looking for two men who it says are suspected of stealing a large amount of over the counter weight loss medications. Around 8:55 p.m.. Nov. 9, the two men came into the CVS store in the 1600 block of Richmond Road and took a large amount of over-the-counter weight loss...

  • Lane shifts, ramp closures for I-64 widening project

    Ramps and roads within the Interstate 64 widening project will close during the next several days for the Thanksgiving holiday. Virginia Department of Transportation contractor crews will close I-64 west ramps at Fort Eustis Bloulevard, Jefferson Avenue and Route 143. The first two will begin at...

  • Williamsburg region prepares for holiday travel

    Williamsburg region prepares for holiday travel

    Williamsburg-area residents hitting the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday can expect them to be busy, mostly dry and free from road construction. AAA projects a 3.3 percent increase in the number of travelers on the roads during the holiday, with 50.9 million Americans expected to travel at least...

  • Williamsburg Christian Academy starts season with a win

    Williamsburg Christian Academy starts season with a win

    Coming off a Virginia Independent Schools Division III championship season, Williamsburg Christian Academy beat Life Christian 89-65 Thursday in the Eagles season opener. WCA raced out to a 25-8 first quarter lead and extended that margin over the course of the game. Da’Shawn Cook scored 29 points...

  • Charges sent to grand jury is Ebby's shooting

    Charges sent to grand jury is Ebby's shooting

    Eight charges were certified Tuesday to a grand jury in York County General District Court against a man accused of shooting an Ebby’s Auto Painting and Collision employee in July. Michael Sean Taylor, 40, of Hampton, appeared in court to waive his right to a preliminary hearing on eight of the...

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