|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 28-August 1
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL.
Monday: Bob Innes with Columbia Gas, Dr. Avtar Moore
Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press.
Wednesday: The Political Hour,... 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 >>
|Two Killed By Twister Thursday in Virginia
A New Jersey couple was killed and more than 30 people were injured Thursday when a tornado roared across the Chesapeake Bay and into a busy campground on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
With winds up to 100 mph, the twister hit the Cherrystone Family... 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 >>
|PETA Files Complaint Over Natural Bridge Zoo
PETA has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture concerning the Natural Bridge Zoo.
PETA is requesting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take action against the zoo.
PETA claims some animals at the zoo are in distress. PETA... 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 >>
|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 >>
|Women's Conference Friday, August 1
Congressman Bob Goodlatte will host a Women’s Conference in Roanoke on Friday, August 1.
Those attending will hear from leaders in government, business, health care and education on several topics including leadership and jobs.
Missouri... 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 >>
|Underground Conduit on East Washington Street
Underground conduit will be installed on East Washington Street in downtown Lexington by CenturyLink July 28-30.
The conduit will be installed on East Washington between North Randolph and North Main, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day, Monday... more >>
|Lee Chapel Closing This Weekend
Washington and Lee will close Lee Chapel this weekend, in the wake of the decision by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to hold a protest rally against Washington and Lee’s recent decision to remove the replica Confederate flags from around Robert... 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 >>