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

  • CSX Railroad closes two crossings in James City County this week

    CSX Railroad has scheduled the closings of two crossings this week in James City County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation: Now through Nov. 10 — Diascund Rd. at the Hockaday Rd. intersection closed at 7 a.m. Tuesday and will open no later than 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.Thursday...

  • Pedestrian killed in York County crash

    Pedestrian killed in York County crash

    A North Carolina woman was killed when she was struck by a car Monday on Bypass Road according to Virginia State Police. Wanda Cranford, Fields, of Reidsville, N.C. was struck by a 2016 Ford Fiesta at 6:22 p.m. as it drove eastbound on Bypass Road, east of Commons Way, said Virginia State Police...

  • Police: Man dies in James City crash

    Police: Man dies in James City crash

    A Williamsburg man died after he was involved in a two-car crash Monday evening along Route 30, according to the Virginia State Police. Steven Edward Daniels, 69, died after his 1998 Chevrolet S10 rear-ended a 1998 International Tractor Trailer just before 6:20 p.m. where Route 30 intersects with...

  • Fire damages garage of Bruton home

    Fire damages garage of Bruton home

    A Bruton family is being assisted by the Red Cross after a fire damaged the garage attached to their home Wednesday morning in the 700 block of Queensbury Lane, according to York County fire officials. No injuries were reported to the home’s occupants or emergency personnel, York County Fire and...

  • Colonial Williamsburg to offer free admission to military families on Veterans Day weekend

    Colonial Williamsburg to offer free admission to military families on Veterans Day weekend

    Colonial Williamsburg will offer military members and their families free single-day admission for Veterans Day weekend, Friday-Monday. The free admission will be for active duty military visitors, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, retirees and their dependents, according to a Colonial...

  • Police: Third man arrested in Toano homicide

    Police: Third man arrested in Toano homicide

    A third man was arrested Monday and charged in connection to the October shooting death of a 20-year-old man in the parking lot of Burnt Ordinary Apartments in Toano, James City County Police said. Malcolm Shemar Lee, 19, of Settlers Lane in James City County, was arrested and charged with second-degree...

  • Police: Robbery reported at Chesapeake Bank on Richmond Road

    Police: Robbery reported at Chesapeake Bank on Richmond Road

    The Chesapeake Bank at 6619 Richmond Road was robbed Monday afternoon, according to James City County Police. Police say a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money and implied that he had a gun, according to a news release, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in...

  • Prep roundup: Football playoff pairings set for region play

    Prep roundup: Football playoff pairings set for region play

    Lafayette earned the second seed in Region 4A, the highest seed among the Williamsburg region’s Bay River District teams. The Rams, who finished the regular season 9-1 while extending its BRD winning streak to 51 games, missed out on the top seed when King’s Fork ended Oscar Smith’s 99-game Southeastern...

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