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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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Hannah Graham Update, Oct. 1
Investigators continue to search for the missing 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Jim Camblos, the lawyer for Jesse Matthew, who's charged with abducting Graham, says he will not ask for Matthew to be released on bond. ... more >>
Murder-Suicide July 19 in Evington
Two shooting victims found on July 19 in Evington died as the result of a murder-suicide. That’s the finding of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. Officials with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office say 73-year-old Ruby Laughon died from... more >>
Brookville High School Student Charged
Officials with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office say a 15-year-old has been charged with making a bomb threat at Brookville High School on September 11. The 15-year-old is a student at Brookville High School. He’s been charged with a Class 5... more >>
No Sunday Hunting on Public Lands
Officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry are reminding hunters that Sunday hunting on State Forests is prohibited. Forestry officials say a new law that took effect in July allows hunting in Virginia on Sundays but only on private lands.... more >>
Deputy Wade Wins MADD Award
Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Wade recently received the prestigious Mothers Against Drunk Driving award at a ceremony in Charlottesville. Chris Wade has been a deputy since 2011. Rockbridge County Sheriff Chris Blaylock says... more >>
7 Localities Designated Drug Trafficking Areas
Seven localities in Virginia have been designated as high intensity drug trafficking areas. The designation gives localities more access to federal resources to reduce drug trafficking. Tazewell County and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport... more >>
Photo ID Required November 4
Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 4. Virginia voters are now required to present a photo ID before they can cast a ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include a Virginia driver’s license or ID card, a student ID from a Virginia... more >>
Campbell County Investigators Review 2009 Murder Case
Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office are looking into the possibility that Jesse Matthew, the man charged with abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, may have also been involved in the 2009 homicide of a Campbell... more >>
Special Concert October 4 at RCHS
Rockbridge County High School will be the location on Saturday, October 4 at 7 p.m. for a special folk concert to benefit Meals on Wheels. The concert will feature Jim Connor, former member of The Kingston Trio and John Denver’s banjo man. Other... more >>
Virginia Gets $1.2 Million in USDA Funds
Virginia has been awarded nearly $1.2 million in USDA funding to support local food economies. The money will be used to strengthen organic food systems through 18 projects that recruit and train farmers, expand economic opportunities, and increase... more >>
Non-Perishable Food Collected in October
The United Way of Central Virginia and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are joining together in October to collect non-perishable items for 11 nonprofit organizations. The organizations include groups like Bedford Christian Ministries, Lynchburg... more >>
New Lexington City Manager
Noah Simon will be the new city manager in Lexington. The 40-year-old Simon had been serving as assistant county manager for Floyd County, Georgia. Simon will be taking over for Jon Ellestad, who is retiring at the end of the month. Simon’s... more >>
Lynchburg Fire Department Marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Lynchburg Fire Department is staging a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. The department will be selling hooded sweatshirts and designed t-shirts. Money raised by the department will be given to the... more >>
Mountain Day Oct. 11
Downtown Buena Vista will be the location Saturday, October 11, for the Mountain Day festival. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The festival, sponsored by Celebrate Buena Vista, will be held on Magnolia Avenue, between 20th and 22nd... more >>
Flu Vaccine Recommended
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that citizens get a flu shot by October if possible. Health officials say it’s difficult to predict how severe flu season will be this year. The CDC recommends that anyone 6... more >>
Online Schedule: September 29-October 3
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. September 29-October 3 Monday: Old Farmers Almanac 2015 Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday: The Political... more >>
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 >>

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