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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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Winter Weather Driving
With winter weather possible over the next few months, VDOT reminds drivers to use caution. VDOT recommends slowing down, allowing extra time to reach your destination and maintain a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles,... more >>
Warner 51%, Gillespie 44%
Republican Ed Gillespie has narrowed the gap in the race for the U. S. Senate. A new poll from Christopher Newport University has found that Democrat Mark Warner has a 51-44% lead over Gillespie. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis holds a 2% share... more >>
Matthew Makes Fairfax County Court Appearance
Jesse Matthew made a court appearance Friday morning in Fairfax County by video in connection with a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in 2005. Matthew appeared in court by video link from the Albemarle County Regional Jail where he is being... more >>
Events at VMI November 11
VMI will mark the 175th anniversary of its founding on Tuesday, November 11, with the placement of a time capsule, a speech by Governor Terry McAuliffe and a parade by the VMI Corps of Cadets. All of the events are open to the public. The time... more >>
Kroger's Food Bank Donations
Kroger reports that its Mid-Atlantic Division donated more than 1.6 million pounds of meat, produce and bakery items to food banks in several states, including Virginia, in 2013. Kroger’s total contribution to food banks exceeds 200 million meals... more >>
Judge's Ruling Protects Pass Codes
A Virginia Beach judge has ruled that defendants cannot be forced to give the pass code to their cell phones to authorities. The judge made the ruling in the case of a man who is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend. Prosecutors had hoped... more >>
CSX To Test James River in 2015
The James River in Lynchburg will be tested on a regular basis in 2015 by CSX following the April 30 train derailment and oil spill. Officials with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality say the derailment resulted in approximately 30,000... more >>
Lee Chapel Closing December 12-Late March
Washington and Lee’s Lee Chapel and Museum will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system starting December 12. Lee Chapel and Museum will remain closed through late March 2015. University officials say additional renovations... more >>
Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program
Applications are being accepted for the Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program. The program, in its 66th year, provides food and toys to needy families at Christmas. Last year, the program served more than 1000 families and over 2,600 people,... more >>
Lawmakers Return to Richmond November 10
The General Assembly will reconvene Monday, November 10 to take action on a budget amendment from Governor Terry McAuliffe. State lawmakers will also meet to fill vacancies on the state Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court, along with a... more >>
Snow-Removal Budget Set
VDOT has finalized its snow-removal budget in preparation for winter weather. The Virginia Department of Transportation set its initial snow-removal budget at over $145 million. The budget includes snow-removal materials, staff and contractor... more >>
Maureen McDonnell's Sentencing February 20
A federal judge has rescheduled former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s sentencing for February 20. Judge James Spencer granted the change in her sentencing date because one of Maureen McDonnell’s lawyers is involved in a federal trial in... more >>
Constitutional Amendment on Nov. 4 Ballot
Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 4 and voters in Virginia will decide a number of local races. On a statewide basis, voters also will decide the fate of a constitutional amendment impacting military spouses. The amendment would allow... more >>
VDH Opens Ebola Hotline
The Virginia Department of Health has opened an Ebola Hotline to answer questions from the public on the virus. The hotline number is 1-877-275-8343. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. State Health Commissioner Marissa... more >>
Christmas Bazaar November 8
The Buena Vista Presbyterian Church will sponsor their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Proceeds go to benefit church mission projects. There will be a large assortment of handcrafted items, gift baskets, holiday... more >>
Buena Vista Christmas Parade
Those interested in having an entry in the Buena Vista Christmas parade can pick up an application at Glen Maury Park. The parade will be held Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Applications for entries are available at the Glen Maury Park office. ... more >>
Home Energy Assistance Program
Columbia Gas officials say the application period for Virginia residents seeking financial assistance under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starts Tuesday, October 14. Applications will be taken through November 14. Any resident in... more >>
Online Schedule: November 3-7 and November 10-14
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. Nov. 3-7 Monday: Comfort Food Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday: The Political Hour, featuring Cher... 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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