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

  • Festive weekend rings in holiday season for thousands

    Festive weekend rings in holiday season for thousands

    A wealth of holiday cheer filled the streets of Williamsburg last weekend, from Saturday’s 52nd annual Christmas Parade and the Homes Tour, to Sunday’s Grand Illumination. City streets echoed with the warmth of Christmas carols, marching bands, rhythmic percussion and the crackling of fireworks...

  • Grand Illumination provides memories for all

    Grand Illumination provides memories for all

    Grand Illumination onlookers came from near and far to celebrate Colonial Williamsburg and its past. Thousands packed Duke of Gloucester Street on Sunday night to view the fireworks, hear the fife and drums and glance at holiday decorations. Steven Herndon, 43, of Fredericksburg, said he enjoys...

  • Warhill wins first Kyle Elliott Memorial Classic

    Warhill wins first Kyle Elliott Memorial Classic

    With three wrestlers winning their weight classes, and five others with top-three finishes, Warhill used its depth Saturday to finish first out of 11 schools in the first annual Kyle Elliott Memorial Classic at Jamestown High School. Warhill finished with 248 points, 23 more than second place Western...

  • Williamsburg Christmas Parade stirs memories

    Williamsburg Christmas Parade stirs memories

    The 52nd annual Williamsburg Christmas Parade may have changed over the years — altering its route, shortening its length and, this year, allowing no cars to be parked in the parade path — but for nearly 50 years Teresa Randall has been a constant. Since 1968, Randall, now 56, has viewed the parade...

  • Court records: Drunk driver indicted in traffic death

    A Charles City County woman has been indicted on multiple felony charges in connection with the death of a James City County woman in June, according to Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court records. Amanda Marie Countermann-Jobb, 30, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated...

  • Public to have opportunity to view, weigh in on school redistricting proposals

    Public to have opportunity to view, weigh in on school redistricting proposals

    The public will have an opportunity this evening to view and provide feedback on redistricting proposals for both middle and high schools in Williamsburg-James City County public schools. The redistricting community dialogue will take place from 5-8:30 p.m. at Warhill High School. Middle school...

  • Prep roundup: Schriner named Class 4A Player of the Year

    Prep roundup: Schriner named Class 4A Player of the Year

    Jamestown’s Emma Schriner was named the Class 4A volleyball player of the year, following a season in which the Eagles reached the semifinals before falling to Grafton. Schriner, a Tennessee commit, also made the first-team Under Armour All-America team. Schriner’s teammates, Madison Pettengell...

  • Police: Man charged with arson

    Police: Man charged with arson

    A man has been charged with arson after police say he set a fire for a third time at a residence along the 200 block of Thomas Nelson Lane, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said in a news release. Dennis Wade Tooley, 45, is charged with arson after city police and fire crews responded...

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