|News and Sports Updates with Jim Bresnahan
Tune in weekday mornings on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450 for Jim Bresnahan's news and sports updates!
(Jim pictured below broadcasting RCHS Wildcats state tournament basketball at JMU in... more >>
|Online Schedule: July 21-25
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Michelle Jones with Hospice
Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press.
Wednesday: The Political Hour, featuring Cher... more >>
|Governor Won't Appeal OEI Ruling
Governor Terry McAuliffe will not appeal a ruling that deemed the state’s school takeover division unconstitutional.
The Virginia School Boards Association has challenged the Opportunity Educational Institution in court.
A Norfolk Circuit Court... more >>
|Less Visitors' Spending in 2013
Visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway spent less in 2013.
The National Park Service reports that visitors to the parkway in 2013 spent about $782 million in communities adjacent to the park in Virginia and North Carolina.
In 2012, visitors spent about... more >>
|Special Elections in August
Special elections will be held in August to fill a couple of open seats in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Bob Brink and Algie Howell both resigned from the House recently.
Elections to replace Brink and Howell will be held August 19.
The filing... more >>
|Virginia Firefighters Heading to Oregon
Firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in Oregon.
22 VDOF employees are going to Oregon.
VDOF’s wildland firefighting crew is expected to be deployed for 16 days.
State forestry... more >>
|Possible September Session of Medicaid Expansion
Republicans who are opposed to the idea of expanding Medicaid in Virginia are hoping to have the General Assembly gather for a special session in late September to discuss the issue.
House Speaker William Howell says he plans to call the House into... more >>
|Taylor Gets Two Life Terms
Randy Taylor has received two life sentences for abducting and killing 17-year-old Alexis Murphy in Nelson County.
The 49-year-old Taylor was found guilty in May of first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile.
Nelson County Judge J.... more >>
|Investigation in Bedford County
The Bedford County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the discovery of two partially decomposed bodies that were found Saturday on Tucker Terrace in Bedford County.
Investigators say identification of the deceased and the cause of death will... more >>
|VMI Cadet Facing Charge in Rockbridge County
A female cadet at VMI, who claimed that a male VMI police officer performed a body cavity search on her while investigating a theft from her dorm room, has been charged with making a false report to law enforcement officers.
The cadet will have a... more >>
|Bedford Police Chief Retiring
Bedford police Chief Jim Day is planning to retire in September.
Day has spent more than three decades serving as a law enforcement officer.
The 62-year-old Day plans to retire at the end of... more >>
|Covington Tops Emissions List
The Sierra Club’s list of the top 15 zip codes in Virginia with the highest levels of toxic air emissions has Covington at the top of the list.
Covington had nearly 3 million pounds of emissions.
Metropolitan Richmond had four of the top 15 zip... more >>
|Concerns With Hedges and Shrubs
Lexington officials are raising concerns about hedges and shrubs on private property that are growing out over sidewalks, creating an obstruction on the walkway.
City officials say properties located on corner lots with overgrown hedges also pose a... more >>
|Columbia Gas Reccommends Calling 811
Columbia Gas of Virginia continues to advise homeowners and contractors to stay safe by calling 811 at least three working days before they dig.
Columbia Gas officials also recommend that you pay attention to technicians marking the location of... more >>
|Interstate 81 Bridge Dedicated to Jerry Hines
A portion of Interstate 81 was dedicated Monday in memory of Virginia State Police Master Trooper Jerry Hines, who was shot and killed Feb. 20, 1989 while making a traffic stop on I-81.
The I-81 bridge over the Maury River in Rockbridge County was... more >>
|MacInnis Receives 68 Years, 30 Years Suspended
20-year-old Neil MacInnis was sentenced Wednesday to 68 years in prison, with 30 years suspended, for shooting two people in 2013 at New River Community College's satellite facility in the New River Valley Mall.
MacInnis had pleaded guilty in... more >>
|Botetourt County Truck Stop Open Until November
A truck stop on I-81 in Botetourt County, the TA Travel Center off of exit 150, will remain open for a few more months.
VDOT is planning to close the truck stop to improve problems with traffic congestion.
VDOT says the truck stop will be closed... more >>
|Road Work on Route 39 in Rockbridge County
The Virginia Department of Transportation will have daytime closures on Route 39 (Maury River Road) in Rockbridge County starting Monday, July 14.
The closures will allow contractors to do slope-reinforcement work in several locations through the... more >>
|Operators Sought for Otter Creek and Rocky Knob
Parties interested in operating the Otter Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop, at Milepost 60.8, or Rocky Knob Cabins, near Milepost 168, along the Blue Ridge Parkway are being asked to submit proposals for the future operations of the concession... more >>
|SCV Plans Flag Vigil
The Sons of Confederate Veterans plans to hold a Confederate flag vigil Saturday in downtown Lexington in the wake of Washington and Lee University’s decision to remove replicas of Confederate battle flags from Lee Chapel.
The Stonewall Brigade of... more >>
|Beach Music and Classic Cars at Glen Maury Park
Glen Maury Park will be the location Saturday, July 26, for the 16th Beach Music Festival and Classic Car Show.
The car show is expected to include more than 200 classic cars. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning with trophies awarded... more >>
|Gas Price Update for July 21
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline decreased to $3.59 per gallon last Friday and $3.39 in Virginia.
The national average was eight cents lower than one month ago and eight cents lower than the price from a year ago
AAA... more >>