Jimmy LaRoue, Author at Smithfield Times


Woman indicted in crash that killed Smithfield man 

A Gloucester woman was indicted by a Suffolk grand jury Monday on multiple charges, including felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated involuntary manslaughter, in ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:48 pm

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County, Suffolk to apply for money to start Windsor bus service

Windsor residents could someday take the bus to get to Suffolk, but it likely is more than two years away, according to Suffolk Transit’s manager.  ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, May 13, 2022 6:14 pm

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New rankings highlight health concerns in region

Isle of Wight County leads Western Tidewater  in health outcomes and the health factors that lead to them, according to recent city and county health ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 10:46 am

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Isle of Wight County

Safety concerns from IW, Suffolk residents prompt city commissioners’ recommendation against borrow pit

Suffolk planning commissioners unanimously voted against recommending a conditional use permit to allow for two borrow pits in Chuckatuck near the Isle of Wight County ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:59 pm


Ready for a second boost? CDC says some people can now get another COVID-19 vaccine

Adults age 50 and up, immunocompromised people at least 12 years old and adults ages 18 to 49 who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:46 pm


Governor declares new, limited state of emergency

Outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a 30-day state of emergency to ease the burden on the state’s hospitals amid an unprecedented surge in hospitalizations ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:54 pm


IW shares in state broadband funding 

Isle of Wight County, Suffolk and Southampton County will receive just over $21.1 million for expansion of fiber broadband internet service to underserved areas. The ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:45 pm


Fifth Circuit drug court relaunches

The vast majority of cases coming through the Fifth Judicial Circuit court involve drugs, according to an estimate from one of its judges, even if ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:57 pm


Health district director changes again

Dr. Todd Wagner, who had recently returned to the Western Tidewater Health District as its director, has left once again. The Virginia Department of Health ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:44 pm


Governor addresses COVID-19

Gov. Ralph Northam continued to urge state residents to get vaccinated, even as he acknowledged there was likely nothing he or anyone else could say ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:20 pm

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