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 police seek recruits

    James City police seek recruits

    The James City County Police Department is accepting applications for employment for police officers. The department will host a recruitment information session from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Law Enforcement Center at 4600 Opportunity Way, according to a county news release. Anyone interested in...

  • Acute trooper shortage prompts state police hiring initiative

    Acute trooper shortage prompts state police hiring initiative

    An acute shortage of Virginia State Police troopers has prompted it to initiate an abbreviated academy program for existing law enforcement officers. “It’s really gotten to a critical stage probably in the last two to three years,” said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller of the trooper...

  • William & Mary testing emergency siren Wednesday

    William & Mary testing emergency siren Wednesday

    WILLIAMSBURG – William & Mary will test its emergency notification system Wednesday, according to a news release. The drill will take place at 12:15 p.m. and include testing of the 120 decibel campus-wide siren system and the mass notification messaging system. The siren system is based above the...

  • First responders face challenges on I-64

    First responders face challenges on I-64

    When Glenn Robinson heads out to the Interstate 64 construction zone to tow a car, he sometimes has to lay down under the tow truck to get the vehicle on the flat bed. Any wiggle room he once had is gone. The Jersey walls and shifting lanes will be in place until at least 2019 as the highway is...

  • Jamestown Settlement to host trio of lectures

    Jamestown Settlement to host trio of lectures

    Coinciding with its temporary exhibit, Pocahontas Imagined, Jamestown Settlement is hosting a trio of lectures in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The lectures, which begin at 7 p.m. at Jamestown Settlement's Robins Foundation Theater, include: Sept. 5: "Pocahontas in Image and...

  • American Revolution Museum talks highlight AfterWARd exhibition

    American Revolution Museum talks highlight AfterWARd exhibition

    As part of the special exhibition, AfterWARd, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is in the middle of hosting 13 programs, public lectures and presentations. The museum has already hosted five programs, among them a one-act play on James Lafayette and a traveling exhibition, Profiles of...

  • First James City County police chief, Robert Key, dies

    First James City County police chief, Robert Key, dies

    Robert Clayton Key, James City County's first full-time police chief, died Monday at his home in Norge. He was 80. Key spent more than 39 years in law enforcement. The last 17 years were as James City County’s first police chief after the department was created in 1983. “I’m the best chief James...

  • Williamsburg Renaissance Round Table focusing on growing area arts culture

    Williamsburg Renaissance Round Table focusing on growing area arts culture

    Participants in the Virginia Commission for the Arts Renaissance Roundtable Friday agreed the region’s arts community, while vibrant, needs to better communicate its successes. “We need to do more in terms of celebrating our successes in the arts,” said Rob Beall, senior vice president of Eastern...

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