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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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McDonnells Seeking New Trial or Acquittal
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have asked a judge to throw out their convictions on public corruption charges. Lawyers for the McDonnells filed motions on Thursday asking U.S. District Judge James Spencer to either... more >>
Budget Changes Approved Thursday
State lawmakers made changes to Virginia’s two-year budget to combat a $2.4 billion revenue shortfall. The House also voted against a proposal by Republican Delegate Thomas Rust to create the Virginia Health Care Independence Act, to use federal... more >>
Search for Hannah Graham
Charlottesville Police searched an apartment friday in Albemarle County as authorities continue to look for the missing 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Meanwhile, a search and rescue group, Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue, is... more >>
W & L Notifies Students About Sighting
Washington and Lee officials notified students, faculty and staff via email Tuesday about the possible sighting recently in downtown Lexington of a male who has been identified as a person of interest in the abduction and murder of UVA student Morgan... more >>
Arts Block party in Lexington
Friday, October 3 will be the day for downtown Lexington’s second arts block party. The city will close Washington Street to traffic between Main and Jefferson for the block party starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 3. The event will include... more >>
Candidates Forum October 1 in Lexington
The Mayor's Youth Council will hold a candidates forum in Lexington on Wednesday, October 1 for the upcoming City Council elections. All four candidates running for three council seats will attend the forum. The forum will get underway at 7 p.m.... more >>
Child Passenger Safety Week
National Child Passenger Safety Week is being held through September 20. The Virginia State Police say they’re trying to educate parents about the importance of choosing the right car seat for a child and the importance of registering car seats... more >>
Mitchell Named New Fire and EMS Director
Brandon Mitchell has been named Rockbridge County's new director of fire and EMS. Mitchell, who will take over the position on October 1, has over 20 years of experience in the fire and EMS field. Mitchell recently completed three years of service... more >>
Chamber Director Retiring
The director of the area chamber of commerce serving the Rockbridge area is retiring. Sammy Moore, the director for the past 20 years, will step down at the end of the year. Chamber officials plan to search for a new director, getting input along... more >>
Virginia Tourism Numbers Rise
Virginia generated $21.5 billion in revenue thanks to tourism in 2013, a 1.4 percent increase over 2012. In 2013, tourism in Virginia supported 213,000 jobs and provided more than $1.42 billion in state and local taxes. ... 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 >>
New Campbell County Administrator in October
Frank Rogers will officially take over as the new Campbell County administrator next month. The 41-year-old Rogers will start as Campbell County’s new administrator on October 1. Rogers had been serving as Bedford County’s assistant... more >>
Changes to Hurricane Preparedness Plan
Governor Terry McAuliffe has released a report outlining improvements to Virginia’s hurricane preparedness plan, including an adjustment to the evacuation decision-making timeline. The revised hurricane evacuation decision-making timeline... more >>
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. AAA officials say Virginians need to be ready for hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and other disasters by putting together an emergency supply kit, practicing family disaster response plans and making sure... more >>
Project Horizon Seeking Volunteers
Project Horizon needs volunteers who are willing to donate at least 6 hours per month to assist in their efforts of raising awareness and reducing domestic, dating and sexual violence. Volunteer opportunities include answering the 24-hour crisis... more >>
Online Schedule: September 22-26
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. September 22-26 Monday: A look at several new cookbooks 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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