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: Trio of area first place finishes highlight West Point Invitational

    Walsingham Academy’s Clare Kinney, along with Bruton distance runner Clara Wincheski and sprinter Isaiah Gist, picked up first place finishes at Saturday’s West Point Invitational. As a team, the Trojans’ girls finished seventh out of 16 overall with 44.5 points, with the Panthers taking eighth...

  • Public safety briefs

    Dessler lawsuit dismissed, settlement reached WILLIAMSBURG — An undisclosed settlement has been reached between a former College of William and Mary professor who had filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the school, according to court documents and a school official. David Dessler, a...

  • 'Papaw' Hyatt hopes to ace grandson in coaching matchup

    'Papaw' Hyatt hopes to ace grandson in coaching matchup

    In the small shed that serves as a very unofficial mini-museum for the Warhill tennis program, Robert Hyatt points to articles and photographs of the teams he’s coached since the school opened in 2007. He recalls details about many of the people and faces in them, sharing stories about their time...

  • Williamsburg man pleads no contest in series of arsons

    Williamsburg man pleads no contest in series of arsons

    A Williamsburg man pleaded no contest to two counts of arson and an additional charge of obtaining money by false pretenses Monday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court. In exchange for his plea, Dennis Wade Tooley, 45, pleaded no contest to two charges of arson in an unoccupied dwelling...

  • Toano man enters Alford plea in death of 3-month old daughter

    Toano man enters Alford plea in death of 3-month old daughter

    A Toano man entered an Alford plea to murder in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Monday in the death of his 3-month-old daughter. In exchange for the plea, Bryan Timothy Arruda, 28, the prosecution agreed to drop a charge of felony child abuse against him, and also agreed on a maximum...

  • It's in their DNA: Women tackle careers, football with aplomb

    It's in their DNA: Women tackle careers, football with aplomb

    For a trio of Williamsburg-area players on the Richmond Black Widows women’s football team, the sport has always been in their DNA, but they had precious few outlets to pursue their passion. College of William and Mary chemistry professor Dana Lashley — who by the way can talk DNA with the best...

  • Outdoor summer movies return to Prince George Street

    Outdoor summer movies return to Prince George Street

    If you like your movies as an outdoor communal experience, free and suitable for the family, Blue Talon Bistro’s summer movie series is just for you. Once again, the screenings will take place on Prince George Street, with the shows beginning just after dark on Sundays from June 17 through Sept....

  • New flavors, music highlights Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

    New flavors, music highlights Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

    Besides offering more flavors and drinks, Busch Gardens will add a medley of country and pop musicians to its 2018 Food and Wine Festival menu. The festival features more than 60 specialty food items, 30 different wines, 25 craft beers and 20 unique cocktails not normally served at the park. The...

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