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

  • Busch Gardens to feature springtime Sesame Street weekend parties

    Busch Gardens to feature springtime Sesame Street weekend parties

    Want to party with Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby? Busch Gardens will host Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends this spring featuring the popular children’s show characters every weekend from April 13 through May 20. The weekends include dance parties, scavenger hunts, story time and arts and crafts...

  • VDOT contractor continues work on Brookwood Drive, Route 199 intersection

    VDOT contractor continues work on Brookwood Drive, Route 199 intersection

    The right turn lane from Brookwood Drive to Route 199 east was closed Thursday as part of construction done by Virginia Department of Transportation contractors to improve the intersection. VDOT said. According to VDOT, additional lane closures will take place next week beginning Monday, Including:...

  • Allergy season on the way with warmup expected for Williamsburg region

    Allergy season on the way with warmup expected for Williamsburg region

    Williamsburg’s spring allergy abatement will soon come to an end, and that will mean more sneezing, watery eyes and people becoming close friends with their favorite over-the-counter remedy. Spring allergies got an early start across the Williamsburg region with a warmer-than-normal February, according...

  • Police seek to ID suspects in shoplifting at Guess Factory

    Police seek to ID suspects in shoplifting at Guess Factory

    Two men have been accused of stealing more than $1,200 of items at the Guess Factory store in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets, according to police. James City County Police said two men stole various merchandise at the Guess Factory at 5699-30 Richmond Road around 2 p.m. March 12, and they have...

  • Police: Man wanted in theft of headphones at Monticello Avenue Target

    Police: Man wanted in theft of headphones at Monticello Avenue Target

    A man allegedly stole a pair of headphones worth about $700 from the Monticello Avenue Target last Saturday, according to police. James City County Police have released a surveillance video of the man they say stole a pair of Beats Studio 3 headphones at the Target at 4630 Monticello Avenue. Anyone...

  • Police: Two women wanted in Sunglass Hut theft

    Police: Two women wanted in Sunglass Hut theft

    Two women are wanted for allegedly stealing three pairs of sunglasses worth about $800 last Friday at the Richmond Road Sunglass Hut, according to police. James City County Police said that around 2 p.m. March 16, two women went into the store and stole the sunglasses, and a witness told police...

  • A last dust-up as spring begins

    A last dust-up as spring begins

    Trees and flowers have been in bloom for several weeks in the Williamsburg area, but tell that to Mother Nature, as she’s brought the Williamsburg region a cold rain and a light dust-up to greet the start of spring. Snow began falling in the region around 8 a.m. Wednesday and continued for about...

  • Washington College students try trades as part of class at Colonial Williamsburg

    Washington College students try trades as part of class at Colonial Williamsburg

    Unlike studies on the American Revolution that focus on specific battles or military campaigns, the week-long spring break course for six Washington College students had a narrower focus — and a unique classroom. The immersion course — officially titled Material Culture of the American Revolution:...

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