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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

  • James City County man found not guilty in assault of woman

    James City County man found not guilty in assault of woman

    A James City County man accused of choking and abusing a woman he had been living with was found not guilty in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court. Judge Michael McGinty found Christopher Furick not guilty of assault and battery May 2 after Furick had been accused of grabbing the throat...

  • Reiss: Healthier financial picture at Colonial Williamsburg

    Reiss: Healthier financial picture at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Mitchell Reiss said Thursday the changes it has made to enhance and streamline programming while downsizing its staff have put the foundation in a healthier financial situation. Reiss, speaking to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Directors at...

  • Prep roundup: Warhill comes close, but remains winless in boys tennis

    Prep roundup: Warhill comes close, but remains winless in boys tennis

    Playing for the final time this season, Warhill nearly pulled out its first boys tennis win of the season Monday, taking four of six singles matches, but Gloucester won all three doubles matches — two of those in tiebreakers — to keep the Lions winless. Warhill’s Nos. 3-6 singles players — Dan...

  • Suspended sentence for former William and Mary QB for selling Xanax to H.S. student

    Former College of William and Mary quarterback Raphael Ortiz received a suspended sentence in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court after police said he sold Xanax to a Lafayette High School student in 2016 while Ortiz was a student-teacher at the school. Judge Michael McGinty found Ortiz...

  • Police: Patient assaults nurse at Eastern State Hospital

    Police: Patient assaults nurse at Eastern State Hospital

    A Portsmouth man has been charged with felony malicious wounding after allegedly assaulting a nurse at Eastern State Hospital last Friday, according to James City County Police. A nurse was removing Eric Maurice Littles, 26, from a restraint chair when he assaulted her, police spokeswoman Stephanie...

  • Police: Man robbed on William and Mary campus

    Police: Man robbed on William and Mary campus

    A man was robbed on the College of William and Mary campus early Tuesday morning, according to campus police. The robbery took place around midnight near the Kaplan parking lot, campus police said in a news release, and dispatch was notified around 1:15 a.m. Two men of unknown race, around 6 feet...

  • Toano Middle pays tribute to Noah

    Toano Middle pays tribute to Noah

    Noah Gallegos loved the color green. At Toano Middle School Friday, students and staff wore his favorite color in memory of their sixth-grade classmate, who died Wednesday morning. Others across Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools wore green in tribute to him. The 12-year-old boy died...

  • Police: First responders recover body of man from College Creek

    Police: First responders recover body of man from College Creek

    The body of a 25-year-old man was recovered Friday evening after he went underwater in College Creek and did not resurface in College Creek off of the Colonial Parkway Friday afternoon, according to James City County Police. According to a news release from James City County Police on Saturday...

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