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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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No Charges Against South Boston Officers
A federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney John Fishwick Jr. has decided not to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against three Virginia police officers who used stun guns on a black man, Linwood Lambert Jr. before his death in May 2013. ... more >>
Gas Price Update, Sept. 22
Virginia has had some of the highest average gas price hikes nationwide since last week, due to an early September leak in the Colonial Pipeline. Colonial Pipeline anticipates that its operations may begin to return to normal soon, although it will... more >>
Uproar over Dog Euthanized in Appomattox County
A number of Appomattox County residents want answers after a dog named Sam was recently euthanized, despite the fact the dog was ready to be adopted. A member of the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors, Sara Carter, says county staff did not know... more >>
Lynchburg Organization Being Investigated
A private group of Lynchburg firefighters, that was set up to help raise money to promote charitable causes, is being investigated for possible misappropriation of the funds collected by the organization. The acting president of the foundation has... more >>
Appomattox Town Manager Resigning
Appomattox’s Town Manager Philipp Gabathuler has decided to resign at the request of the town council. The resignation is effective on September... more >>
Buena Vista Rescue Squad Marking 75th Anniversary
The Buena Vista Rescue Squad will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday, October 1 with a special event. The Squad will host a celebration Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the squad's headquarters. The event will feature... more >>
State Police Experiencing Manpower Shortage
The Virginia State Police say the agency is experiencing a severe manpower shortage. In the first nine months of 2016, more than 175 employees have left the department, leaving a number of vacancies for field positions. Applications to join the... more >>
October 17 Debate
A debate has been lined up between 6th District Congressman, Republican Bob Goodlatte and his Democratic challenge this fall, Kai Degner. The debate is set for Monday, October 17 at E.C. Glass High School, on Memorial Avenue in... more >>
LU Schedules Mike Pence for October 12 Convocation
Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, will speak October 12 at Liberty University’s convocation. Pence represented Indiana in Congress from 2001 to 2013 and took office as Indiana’s governor in... more >>
Supreme Court Justice at VMI February 1
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the Washington and Lee University School of Law and will give a seated interview, open to the public, at VMI’s Cameron Hall February 1 at 11:15 a.m. Ginsburg is one of three women serving... more >>
Rockbridge County's New Fire and EMS Chief
Nathan Ramsey has been named the new Fire and EMS Chief in Rockbridge County. Ramsey, a native of Rockbridge County, will start his new job September 26. Ramsey has served in the past with the South River Fire Department, the Fairfield Volunteer... more >>
New Waddell Elementary School Opens October 3
It looks like the new Waddell Elementary School building in Lexington will open for classes on Monday, October 3. A target date of September 6 had to be pushed back several weeks due to delays associated with the installation of the life safety... more >>

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