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

  • 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...

  • James City County updates alert system after overnight emergency messages

    James City County updates alert system after overnight emergency messages

    James City County has updated its emergency alert system following an alert that went out at 2:30 a.m. Monday sent out to everyone who had subscribed to it, according to county fire chief Ryan Ashe. The alert went out through the JCC Alert system about a severe thunderstorm warning from the National...

  • Four from Walsingham to compete at college level

    Four from Walsingham to compete at college level

    Four Walsingham Academy athletes have made commitments to continue taking part in their sports at the college level. Carson Cooper, who became involved in sailing when he was 12, will sail at Christopher Newport. Delaney Riggs, who has played soccer at Walsingham and with the Virginia Legacy club...

  • WCA twins take hoop talents to Mary Washington

    WCA twins take hoop talents to Mary Washington

    They’ll still be together, and they’ll still be Eagles. After standout high school basketball careers at Williamsburg Christian Academy, twins Da’Shawn and Ra’Shawn Cook will go from Williamsburg Christian Academy Eagles to the University of Mary Washington Eagles, as both have committed to the...

  • Busch Gardens possible site for second Sesame Place park

    Busch Gardens possible site for second Sesame Place park

    A new children’s theme park based on Busch Gardens’ current Sesame Street offerings could be coming to the Williamsburg park in the next three years, according to planning documents and a questionnaire sent out by the park’s parent company and confirmed by a park official Friday. SeaWorld Parks...

  • Busch Gardens' Battle for Eire opens to public

    Busch Gardens' Battle for Eire opens to public

    Debbie McGaughey is not big on roller coasters, but after riding Busch Gardens’ newest virtual reality ride, Battle for Eire, Friday, she’s found her new park favorite. “Well, at first when I got in there, I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I really don’t do roller coasters,’ so I was a little afraid,” McGaughey...

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