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: 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,...

  • State police: One dead in single-car accident on I-64 in James City County

    State police: One dead in single-car accident on I-64 in James City County

    One person died late Monday as the result of a single-car accident on Interstate 64 at mile marker 231 in James City County, according to the Virginia State Police. The single-car accident took place around 10:04 p.m. as the driver was traveling east on I-64 and ran off the road into the median,...

  • Police: One dead, one injured in Toano apartment shooting

    Police: One dead, one injured in Toano apartment shooting

    One man has died and another man was injured in a shooting at the Burnt Ordinary Apartments in Toano Monday evening, according to James City County Police. Adren Raheem Garnett, 20, of James City County, was shot in the chest and taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, where he was...

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