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

  • Former employee of Williamsburg business indicted on embezzlement charges

    Former employee of Williamsburg business indicted on embezzlement charges

    A former employee of Cullom Eye and Laser Center in Williamsburg was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on fraud charges for allegedly embezzling over $500,000 from her employer, according to a Department of Justice, Eastern District of Virginia news release. Sherea Darnell, 33, of Southfield,...

  • Community marks Sept. 11 with remembrance, kindness

    Community marks Sept. 11 with remembrance, kindness

    Mark Wright’s commitment to Williamsburg area’s first responders by providing dinner to them on Sept. 11 is, to him, a small payback for all they do for the community. In turn, the first responders are thankful to Wright for remembering them long after the fateful day in which nearly 3,000 people...

  • Colonial Williamsburg 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Colonial Williamsburg 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Colonial Williamsburg hosted a Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony Monday morning outside the Liberty Lounge and the Margaret Hunter Shop. Richard Schumann, who portrays Patrick Henry at Colonial Williamsburg, broke character to share how Patrick Henry's words resonated on 9-11 and continue to resonate...

  • Online app matches voters with governor candidates

    Online app matches voters with governor candidates

    An online app from the Virginia Public Access Project, which provides non-partisan information about state politics, will give Virginians a chance to see how they align with the three candidates running for governor. VPAP developed a 16-question quiz and Code for Hampton Roads built the site. The...

  • Hurricane Irma expected to skirt Williamsburg region

    Hurricane Irma expected to skirt Williamsburg region

    Williamsburg area officials are calling for residents to plan ahead for any impacts related to Hurricane Irma. Check back here throughout the day for updates. Update 10 a.m. Williamsburg fire chief Pat Dent said he has been monitoring Irma since its infancy. “As the track of this storm gets close...

  • Irma moving closer to U.S. mainland

    Irma moving closer to U.S. mainland

    Williamsburg area officials are calling for residents to plan ahead for any impacts related to Hurricane Irma. Check back here throughout the day for updates. Update 5 p.m. AAA Tidewater says anyone with travel plans should pay attention to Hurricane Irma’s track and check with airlines and cruise...

  • Police: Multi-car accident on I-64 east near Route 199 results in injuries

    Police: Multi-car accident on I-64 east near Route 199 results in injuries

    Two people sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital as the result of a three-car accident Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 64 eastbound near Route 199, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya. A tractor trailer changed lanes and forced the driver...

  • Police blotter for Sept. 9

    Police blotter for Sept. 9

    Williamsburg Brian Patrick Deely, 22, Sept. 1, drunk in public, profane language. Regin Mirelle Johnson, 20, Sept.5, reckless driving — excessive speed. James Tibbs, 86, Sept. 1, simple assault and battery. Joshua Laws,19, Sept. 2, driving under the influence of alcohol. Jessica Marie Cox, 31,...

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