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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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|Six Injured in Wreck in Lynchburg
Six people were injured on Tuesday after a two-vehicle accident on Oakley Avenue in Lynchburg.
The wreck occurred near the intersection of Oakley Avenue and Euclid Avenue.
One of the drivers, 36-year-old LaTonya Forrest of Lynchburg, was hit with... more >>
|Roanoke Shooting Investigation
A gunman who opened fire at FreightCar America in Roanoke on Tuesday, killing one employee and injuring three others before killing himself, has been identified as 53-year-old Getachew Fekede.
He was terminated from the company in March.
Roanoke... more >>
|Wildcats' Girls Cross Country Team Advances
Rockbridge County’s girls cross country team won the Conference 31 team title Tuesday.
Sophomore Sarah Torrence won the individual title, followed by teammates Mallory Keeley and Kacie Shifflett.
Lord Botetourt finished second and Alleghany was... more >>
|Gas Price Update, Oct. 26
The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Virginia is $2.10, 11 cents higher than a year ago.
AAA officials say motorists are used to seeing gas prices fall this time of year due to decreased driving demand and the switch-over to the less... more >>
|Rockbridge Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 29
The Rockbridge Pumpkin Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Rockbridge County High School.
The first-ever Pumpkin Festival features plenty of activity for kids, including face painting, crafts and a pumpkin carving and pumpkin... more >>
|Fall Fire Season Underway
Fall fire season started October 15.
Fall fire season is set to run through the end of November.
Karen Stanley with the Virginia Department of Forestry urges citizens to be careful with fires in the woods and when burning... more >>
|Bedford County Fire Displaces One Person
One person was displaced Sunday by a house fire on White House Road in Bedford County.
No one was injured and the displaced resident is being assisted by the Red Cross.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the... more >>
|Animal Collisions Big Concern
AAA officials say October, November and December are the worst months for animal collisions.
In 2015, the DMV logged a statewide total of more than 6,200 animal-vehicle crashes, leading to one fatality and 589 personal injuries.
AAA officials... more >>
|Cook-Off November 6 at Marshall Hall
Three local chefs will compete on Sunday, November 6 in a Food Network-type cooking format in the first Victory Chef Cook-off in VMI’s Marshall Hall.
The event, which gets underway November 6 at 2 p.m., is co-sponsored by the George C. Marshall... more >>
|Rockbridge Christmas Basket Program Applications
Organizers of the Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program are gearing up for the 68th year of the program, which provides food and toys to needy families at Christmas.
Last year, the program served more than 1000 families, with 1700 boxes of food... more >>
|November 4 Job Fair at Buena Vista Firehouse
A Job Fair will be held on Friday, November 4.
The event is aimed at helping those in need of finding future employment, including HDT workers in Buena Vista, who recently learned that the HDT plant will close by the end of the year.
The Job Fair... more >>