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You can catch Jim Bresnahan’s local, regional and state news updates weekdays on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450. Jim’s news reports focus on Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County on AM-1450. On the news updates on Classic 96.7, 3WZ, Jim focuses on the Rockbridge County area, along with other localities throughout the region, including Lynchburg and Campbell County as well as Bedford, Amherst, Botetourt County, Appomattox and Farmville. Local news reports can be heard weekday mornings at 6:50, 7:50, 8:50 and 11:50 on Classic 96.7, 3WZ and mornings and afternoons on AM-1450, WREL. Follow Jim Bresnahan on Facebook


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Lynchburg Man Sentenced for Infant's Death
34-year-old Anthony Sexton of Lynchburg was sentenced Thursday to serve more than 20 years in prison after Sexton was convicted on a felony murder charge stemming from the death of his ex-girlfriend’s infant son. Sexton had entered an Alford plea... more >>
Tree Trimmer Killed Thursday in Botetourt County
A man died Thursday in Botetourt County while trimming trees when the man fell out of a bucket truck on Taylor Lane in Troutville. The work crew was trimming trees damaged by lightning earlier in the week. After falling some 30 feet to the ground,... more >>
No Charges After Wednesday's I-81 Accidents
It appears no charges will be filed in connection to a series of motor vehicle accidents Wednesday night on I-81 near mile marker 176 in Rockbridge County. The string of accidents began when a motorist lost control of his vehicle in the rain. Three... more >>
Storms Thursday Knock Out Power
Severe storms on Thursday knocked out power again, this time to Appalachian Power customers in Botetourt and Bedford Counties. More than 1,000 customers in those two counties were without power early this morning. Dominion Virginia Power was... more >>
One Person Killed After Ambulance Wrecks in Alleghany County
One person was killed and two others were injured Wednesday after an ambulance wrecked in Alleghany County. The ambulance was transporting a patient and was heading south on Route 18 when it ran off the road. The accident claimed the life of the... more >>
National Night Out Event August 2
Rockbridge County High School will be the location Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. for the local National Night Out event. The event, which is being sponsored by law enforcement agencies in the Rockbridge area, will feature police, fire and rescue... more >>
Kaine's Wife Resigns as Secretary of Education
Tim Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, has resigned as Virginia's Secretary of Education after her husband was picked recently to be Hillary Clinton's running mate. Governor Terry McAuliffe says Holton's replacement will be Dietra Trent, a former deputy... more >>
Lynchburg Will Remain Hillcats
Lynchburg’s Carolina League club will continue to be called the Hillcats. The club recently held a name the team contest and fans overwhelming decided to keep the current nickname, the... more >>
Grand Jury Indicts Eisenhauer and Keepers
David Eisenhauer, the former Virginia Tech student accused of killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, was indicted by the grand jury Tuesday for first-degree murder, kidnapping and concealing a body. Another former Virginia Tech student, Natalie... more >>
BARC Recognized by NRECA
BARC Electric Cooperative was recently recognized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for BARC’s ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace and in providing electric service to its member-owners. BARC’s General Manager... more >>
Red Cross Needs Blood Donations
The Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give blood and plasma to help meet patient needs. Red Cross officials say there is still a critical blood shortage, as the Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand. All blood types... more >>
New Record for Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech received more than $100 million in gifts last year. University officials say it’s a new annual record for donations. Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said gracious giving by Virginia Tech alumni was largely responsible for the... more >>
New Interim Director for Rockbridge Social Services
Starting August 1, the retired director of social services in Botetourt County, Bill Burleson, will serve as interim director of the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services. Meredith Downey, the current director, decided to retire following an... more >>
Extended Comment Period for Apex Clean Energy's Project
Apex Clean Energy has extended the comment period for its proposed Rocky Forge wind farm project in Botetourt County. The comment period will run from August 4 to September 6. It’ll give citizens the chance to send in written comments on several... more >>
August 1 Application Deadline
The Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath is accepting grant applications from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund. Grants of between $500 and $2500 are usually awarded. The deadline for applications will be August 1.... more >>
Application Deadline August 8
The deadline for Virginia businesses and homeowners to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by tornadoes on February 24 is coming up in August. The application deadline is August 8. Low-interest disaster loans are available in... more >>
Rockbridge Regional Fair July 27-30
The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Farm Show runs through Saturday at the Virginia Horse Center. Meyers Amusements will provide the midway attractions, with amusement park rides. This year’s Fair will feature plenty of 4-H exhibits, a quilt show,... more >>

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