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

  • Officials: Two dogs bite person in James City County

    Officials: Two dogs bite person in James City County

    The Peninsula Health District is looking for two dogs that bit a person on Aug. 18 in the Fenwick Hills subdivision of James City County, according to a news release. The dogs are possibly Schnauzers, according to the news release, and if they are not found, the victim may have to get shots to...

  • Colonial Williamsburg denies discrimination allegations against guest with food allergy

    Colonial Williamsburg denies discrimination allegations against guest with food allergy

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation denied violating any laws or mistreating an 11-year old Maryland boy with a food allergy while he was eating in Shields Tavern with a school group in May, according to a filing Monday in U.S. District Court. A Maryland family had filed a lawsuit in July alleging...

  • Police identify victim in accident involving train in Williamsburg

    Police identify victim in accident involving train in Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG - Virginia State Police have identified the person who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Sunday.  Laura Griffin, 47, of Williamsburg died after being struck by an Amtrak train, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.  The incident took place at 5:48 p.m....

  • Crime report shows noticable rises in incidents across Williamsburg region

    Historic Triangle localities saw noticeable rises in crime last year. Crime is up by 25 percent in Williamsburg over a year ago, up 12 percent in York County and 6 percent in James City County, according to the Virginia State Police's annual crime report. The report takes into account data from individual...

  • Warrants: Suspect made meth while police watched property

    Police file warrants that show suspects used cold medication to make methamphetamine

  • Salvation Army buys Virginia Gazette building

    Salvation Army buys Virginia Gazette building

    The Salvation Army of Greater Williamsburg has bought the 2.8-acre property which houses the Virginia Gazette building on Ironbound Road for its new Corps community center. “We have outgrown the space we presently lease in Williamsburg,” said Lt. Jeremy Lind in a news release. “The Salvation Army...

  • Police: Rash of flat tires reported on I-64

    Police: Rash of flat tires reported on I-64

    More than three dozen cars sustained flat tires while driving I-64 eastbound Saturday, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shelley Ward. The incidents happened between Richmond and Exit 242 to Route 199 East, Ward said. The only thing in common with all the incidents is that...

  • Police: Two arrested after car break-ins

    Police: Two arrested after car break-ins

    Two men have been arrested in connection to break-ins to more than a dozen cars throughout the county, according to police. In the overnight hours of Aug. 9-10, two men broke into 17 cars and stole multiple items, according to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams. Marqtavius...

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