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

  • Federal jury convicts Williamsburg man in 2009 Newport News murder

    Federal jury convicts Williamsburg man in 2009 Newport News murder

    NEWPORT NEWS — A federal jury convicted a Williamsburg man along with two other men Tuesday in the 2009 murder of a Newport News man. Mark X. Wallace, 36, of Williamsburg, Joseph J.C. Benson, 36 of Boston, Massachusetts and Bryan L. Brown, 36, of Newport News were convicted of murder in U.S. District...

  • Prep roundup: Lions get just two hits in loss to New Kent

    Warhill managed just two hits against New Kent pitcher Grace Ellis in an 11-1, 6-inning loss Tuesday in Bay Rivers District softball play. Ellis struck out eight batters and gave up a run in the fourth inning. Taylor Nicholson brought in the only Warhill run after grounding to shortstop, with an...

  • Local golf clubs to field junior golf teams for summer

    Local golf clubs to field junior golf teams for summer

    Looking to grow golf among younger players, three Williamsburg area golf clubs will field teams in the PGA Junior League program this summer, one for the first time. Open registration is ongoing for kids ages 13 and younger at Ford’s Colony Golf Club and at Two Rivers Country Club, which is offering...

  • 8 William and Mary students, professor, staff member arrested on drug distribution charges

    8 William and Mary students, professor, staff member arrested on drug distribution charges

    Eight College of William and Mary students, a visiting professor and a staff member were arrested Tuesday on drug distribution charges in what Williamsburg Police says is the first phase of what has already been a months-long joint investigation with the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force. City police,...

  • Prep roundup: Jamestown gets walkoff softball win over Warhill

    Tara Rowden hit a walk-off triple in the bottom of the ninth to drive in the winning run for Jamestown in a 2-1 win over Warhill Friday in Bay Rivers District softball action. Madalyn Morton pitched all nine innings for the Eagles, giving up three hits and an earned run while striking out five....

  • Jamestown-Scotland Ferry running at reduced capacity

    Jamestown-Scotland Ferry running at reduced capacity

    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is running at reduced capacity Tuesday morning, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The Pocahontas and Virginia ferries are running, but delays are possible, said VDOT spokeswoman Nina Napolitano. LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by...

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