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

  • Public safety briefs

    Public safety briefs

    Police: Man threatened to burn restaurant WILLIAMSBURG — A disgruntled employee of a restaurant in the 3000 block of Richmond Road was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, petit larceny and threats to burn, according to Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. At about 4:55 p.m....

  • Toano man indicted on murder charge

    Toano man indicted on murder charge

    A Toano man has been indicted on murder and child abuse charges in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court in connection to the death of his 3-month-old daughter, according to online court records. Bryan Timothy Arruda, 28, of Toano, was indicted Sept. 20 by a grand jury on the two charges,...

  • James City County Police looking for suspect in credit card fraud

    James City County Police looking for suspect in credit card fraud

    James City County Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly used a fraudulent credit card at a Target and Walmart Neighborhood Market to purchase iTunes cards, gift cards and other merchandise, according to a James City County Police news release. The alleged purchase took place around 1...

  • Busch Gardens reveals virtual reality attraction for 2018

    Busch Gardens reveals virtual reality attraction for 2018

    Busch Gardens has unveiled the name of its new virtual reality attraction coming in spring 2018, along with more details. According to a Busch Gardens news release, the attraction will be called “Battle for Eire — Action VR Ride,” which will feature a fierce fairy warrior, named Addie, who will...

  • Dominion outlines claims procedure for residents affected by power surge

    Dominion outlines claims procedure for residents affected by power surge

    Grove and Kingsmill residents whose homes sustained damage as a result of the Sept. 20 power surge can file a claim with Dominion Energy, an official announced at a James City County board of supervisors work session Wednesday. David Vanderbloemen, the director of regional operation centers, emergency...

  • Alpacas are a way of life at Foxwire Farms

    Alpacas are a way of life at Foxwire Farms

    John Ballentine isn't afraid of the work. During a winter storm that kept the workers from the nearly 200-acre Fox Wire Farm from getting to work, he and his wife pulled 48-hour shifts to keep the farm running. But sensing a problem in need of a solution, Ballentine has taken about 15 acres of...

  • Colonial Williamsburg names general contractor for $40 million Art Museums expansion

    Colonial Williamsburg names general contractor for $40 million Art Museums expansion

    Colonial Williamsburg’s Art Museums $40 million expansion is scheduled to begin this week now that it has named the general contractor for the two-year project. In a news release, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation named W.M. Jordan Company of Newport News as the general contractor for the Art...

  • New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

    New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

    Busch Gardens passholders were in the Halloween spirit on the opening night of Busch Gardens’ 19th Howl-O-Scream last Friday, even as many were in T-shirts and shorts as temperatures reached the mid-80s. Still, once inside the park’s new Howl-O-Scream attractions — FrostBite and the new escape...

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