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

  • Mama Steve's a family legacy as restaurant celebrates 50th anniversary

    Mama Steve's a family legacy as restaurant celebrates 50th anniversary

    Mama Steve’s House of Pancakes was a family restaurant when it opened on Richmond Road in Williamsburg on June 29, 1968. Nearly 50 years later, it’s still a family run restaurant, still at the same location. John Baganakis opened the restaurant with his parents, first-generation Greeks Steve and...

  • Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in death of infant daughter

    Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in death of infant daughter

    A Toano man who entered an Alford plea to murder in the death of his 3-month old daughter was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court, with three of those years suspended, according to online court records. Bryan Timothy Arruda, 28, also will be on...

  • Heat, humidity saturates Williamsburg region

    Heat, humidity saturates Williamsburg region

    Stifling heat and humidity has enveloped the Williamsburg region, and a chance for thunderstorms later Tuesday afternoon will only cool things off slightly. The heat index in Williamsburg has reached 103 degrees at 1:30 p.m.That factors in a temperature of 95 degrees with 46 percent humidity. The...

  • Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

    Jamestown baseball standout E.A. Woolwine named first team all-state

    Jamestown’s E.A. Woolwine was named first team all-state among Class 4 baseball players. Woolwine, who helped lead the Eagles to the state championship game before Salem beat them on a walkoff hit, was the lone Williamsburg-area player to be named either first or second team. Bay Rivers District...

  • Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

    Jamestown places two on All-Class 4 girls soccer first team

    Two players from Jamestown’s state quarterfinal girls soccer team have been named as first team all-state selections. The Eagles’ Brianna Behm, a South Carolina commit, and Summer Haag, were first team selections for Class 4, as was Madelyn Bauman of Smithfield, which beat the Eagles for the Region...

  • Williams, Taylor, Luria advance to fall elections; Stewart will take on Kaine

    Williams, Taylor, Luria advance to fall elections; Stewart will take on Kaine

    Voters in the Historic Triangle and across the state had their say in three key primary elections on Tuesday. Democratic voters selected Vangie Williams as the 1st Congressional District’s nominee to run against incumbent Republican Rob Wittman in the fall. In the 2nd Congressional District, incumbent...

  • Williamsburg-area crime takes a dip in 2017

    Williamsburg-area crime takes a dip in 2017

    Crime dropped in all three Williamsburg-area localities, with James City County falling by 9.2 percent, York County dropping by 7.6 percent and Williamsburg by 1.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to a crime report. Still, law enforcement officials caution against being too optimistic about...

  • CW's Graves displays technique for furniture restoration at Art Museums exhibit

    CW's Graves displays technique for furniture restoration at Art Museums exhibit

    Step inside Colonial Williamsburg’s conservation labs at Bruton Heights and you’ll find Leroy Graves working with the quiet confidence and delicate, well-worn hands that come from decades of restoring some of the most iconic and antique furniture in the United States. But he didn’t have an inclination...

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