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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

Stay tuned to Classic 96.7, 3WZ and AM-1450 for traffic updates. For the latest on road conditions year-round, you can access VDOT’s 511 service by calling 511 or visiting VDOT’s website at www.511virginia.org

Fifth Anniversary of Montgomery County Double Murder
It’s the fifth anniversary of an unsolved double murder in Montgomery County. The bodies of two Virginia Tech students were found August 26, 2009 in the parking lot of the Caldwell Fields campground in Montgomery County. The slayings of David... more >>
Military Jet Crashes in Augusta County
Authorities in Augusta County are searching for a military jet that crashed around 9 a.m. No word of any injuries but witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion. The crash site is near Deerfield. The Virginia State... more >>
Robbery in Campbell County
Authorities in Campbell County are looking for a suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven Wednesday morning in Lynchburg. The robbery occurred around 1:30 a.m. The male suspect wore a mask. Anyone with information on the robbery can call the Campbell County... more >>
Lynchburg Police Investigate Homicide
A Lynchburg man, 34-year-old Shawn Moss, died of gunshot wounds Tuesday after Moss was found wounded near 11th and Polk streets. Moss was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say they are seeking a... more >>
McDonnell Trial Update
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell testified again Tuesday in his public corruption trial in federal court in Richmond. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific... more >>
Restoration Project on the Maury
Work has started on a restoration project on the Maury River near Glasgow. It’s the largest stream restoration project ever carried out by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, as more than 2,100 feet of the river will be... more >>
School Year Starts Wednesday
The new school year starts Wednesday for several school divisions, including Lexington and Rockbridge County. In Lexington, while work is taking place on the new Waddell school, elementary school students will attend classes in modular units at the... more >>
Labor Day Travel Projections
AAA is projecting that nearly one million Virginians will be traveling during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume of travel for the holiday since 2008 and a slight increase compared to last year. AAA officials say nearly 87% of the... more >>
Labor Day in Buena Vista
There’s plenty of activity Labor Day in Buena Vista with the city’s Annual Labor Day Festival at Glen Maury Park. The Labor Day parade gets underway Monday at 9:30 a.m. The Labor Day Festival also includes live music, a 5K road race at 8 a.m.,... more >>
Gas Price Update, Aug. 25
Gas prices continue to slide as 29.7 million Americans prepare to make their last road trip of the summer during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.44 per gallon Sunday, 13... more >>
Memphis Belle in Roanoke on Labor Day
The Movie "Memphis Belle", a restored WWII B-17 bomber, will take to the skies over Roanoke on Labor Day, Monday September 1. The Liberty Foundations 2014 Salute to Veterans tour will be in Roanoke September 1. On display will be the famous Boeing... more >>
Hansel Plea Agreement Rejected
A plea deal for former Washington and Lee University student Nicholas Hansel, who is facing charges in connection with a fatal motor vehicle accident last December, has been rejected by Judge Michael Irvine in Rockbridge County Circuit Court. The... more >>
Benefit Concert for The Community Table
There will be a benefit concert held on Sunday, September 7 by the group, Wonder, to benefit The Community Table. The concert will get underway Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lexington. Freewill offerings... more >>
RCHS-PMHS Football Tickets
Starting Monday, August 25, Rockbridge County High School is preselling football tickets for the Wildcats season opener at home on Friday, August 29 against the Parry McCluer Fighting Blues. Ticket sales will start Monday at both RCHS and Parry... more >>
Warner, Gillespie Agree to Debates, Appearances
U. S. Senator Mark Warner has agreed to eight appearances with Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in advance of the November election, including televised debates October 7 in Fairfax County and October 13 in Richmond. Warner, the Democratic... more >>
Funding Available for Tutoring
Communities across Virginia are getting funding to help offer tutoring and other educational services to students and their families. The Virginia Department of Education is awarding 47 new grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 through the... more >>
Crackdown on Drunk Driving
The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Department is taking part in a national campaign aimed at cracking down on drunk driving. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs through September 1. Rockbridge County Sheriff Chris Blalock says if drunk... more >>
Hospice Hustle September 6
The 18th annual Hospice Hustle and 5K Glow Run and Walk will be held Saturday, September 6 at the Lexington Golf and Country Club. Hospice officials say the race site opens at 6:00 p.m. for VIPs and at 6:30 p.m. for all other participants. The... more >>
Get Vaccinated
Immunizations are for all ages, from babies to older adults, and help protect us from serious diseases such as pertussis, polio, measles, diphtheria, rubella, influenza, meningitis and pneumonia. Many of these diseases are rare because of vaccines;... more >>
Lockn' Music Festival September 4-7 in Nelson County
The organizers of the Lockn’ music festival in Nelson County plan to buy a 385-acre farm near Oak Ridge Estate. The farm would be used for camping during the upcoming Lockn’ music festival September 4 through September 7 in Nelson County. The... more >>
Columbia Gas Reccommends Calling 811
Columbia Gas of Virginia continues to advise homeowners and contractors to stay safe by calling 811 at least three working days before they dig. Columbia Gas officials also recommend that you pay attention to technicians marking the location of... more >>
Online Schedule: August 25-29, September 1-5
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. August 25-29 Monday: Mary with the Virginia Egg Council on back-to-school recipes Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. ... 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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