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

  • Police: Man flown to hospital after Merrimac Trail crash

    Police: Man flown to hospital after Merrimac Trail crash

    A man was injured in an early morning crash Wednesday on Merrimac Trail, according to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams. The crash occurred around 5:11 a.m. between a tractor-trailer and a Chevy Suburban. A man in the SUV was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond in stable...

  • Grafton boys, girls sweep region cross country titles

    Grafton boys, girls sweep region cross country titles

    Grafton’s boys and girls cross country teams had their top five runners finish in the top eight overall, with both winning Region 4A championships Tuesday on the grounds at Eastern State Hospital. The Clippers' boys took five of the top eight spots, including an individual win for senior Samahd...

  • Prep roundup: Warhill roars past Jamestown

    Warhill got a pair of rushing touchdowns from Noah Holmes and two touchdown passes from Jamin Hazelaar in a 49-6 rout of Jamestown Friday at Wanner Stadium. Holmes scored the first two touchdowns of the game on runs of 23 and 68 yards. Jamin Hazelaar then threw the first of his two touchdown passes,...

  • Deadlines approaching for absentee ballots

    Deadlines approaching for absentee ballots

    Deadlines are fast approaching for Williamsburg-area residents to vote by absentee ballot. The Virginia Department of Elections lists 19 valid reasons people may vote absentee. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday. On the two Saturdays before the election -- Oct. 28 and...

  • Nature Camp scholarships available

    Time to apply for Nature Camp scholarships is running out. The Green Spring Garden Club, Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, Williamsburg Bird Club and Williamsburg Garden Club are offering 12 full scholarships to...

  • Update: Police identify man killed in I-64 crash

    Update: Police identify man killed in I-64 crash

    The person who died in a single-vehicle crash Monday evening on Interstate 64 eastbound in James City County has been identified, Virginia State Police said. Jose Luis Cruz Barrios, 42 of Alexandria, died after his 2003 Nissan Murano ran off the road, hit an embankment and overturned around 10:04...

  • Gloucester man was on police radar before Williamsburg blast

    Gloucester man was on police radar before Williamsburg blast

    Stephen James Powers was a familiar face around Williamsburg. Powers was arrested Friday, a day after an improvised explosive device detonated in the parking lot behind Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill. The Hayes man had worked in the maintenance department at Colonial Williamsburg...

  • Tabb shuts down Grafton 35-0

    Tabb shut down and shut out Grafton in Friday football action, winning 35-0 behind a pair of touchdown runs from Jimmie Simmons. Grafton (0-7, 0-7 Bay Rivers) mustered just 114 yards of total offense, 63 on the ground and 51 in the air. Demetrius Moore accounted for nearly all of the Clippers offense,...