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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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Changes at Liberty University
Liberty University Provost Ron Godwin will retire. University officials say Godwin will serve in the future as a consultant to the school. Matt Staver will also resign as dean of the Liberty University School of Law. Staver has been dean for... more >>
16-Year-Old Tried As Adult
A 16-year-old in Staunton has been charged by a grand jury with first-degree murder in connection with killing a mentally disabled man last May at the Gypsy Hill Park golf course. 16-year-old Isaiah Stuart will be tried as an adult for the killing... more >>
VWCC Hosting Ebola Seminar
Virginia Western Community College will be hosting a free seminar Tuesday, October 28 on the Ebola virus. The free, public seminar will be held Tuesday, October 28 at 2 p.m. in the Whitman Theater of Virginia Western Community College. Health... more >>
Fatal Accident Monday on Route 11
A fatal accident Monday on Route 11 in Rockbridge County claimed the life of 80-year-old Dreama Franklin. Authorities say the Fairfield woman was driving near Route 716 when she failed to yield the right of way. Her vehicle was struck by another... 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 >>
Matthew Indicted in 2005 Fairfax Assault
32-year-old Jesse Matthew, who’s accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, was indicted Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County on charges of attempted capital murder, abduction and sexual assault in connection with a 2005... more >>
Gas Price Update, Oct. 20
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.14 per gallon Friday, a new 2014 low. Friday’s average is 23 cents less than one month ago, and 22 cents less than one year ago. Virginia's average was at $2.93. AAA... more >>
Rules Changes Could Result In Higher Electric Rates
The cost of electricity would increase substantially if proposed federal environmental rules take effect. That’s according to the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, which also predicted that service reliability could be... more >>
Event Nov. 1 at Randolph College
The 2nd annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference will be held Saturday, November 1 at Randolph College. The one-day conference includes workshops on issues like fair housing, domestic violence, dialogues on race and poverty. The... more >>
Grand Jury Meets Nov. 3
A grand jury will decide in early November whether to file charges when it comes to a September 19 house fire that claimed the lives of two children. The fire at the unlicensed day care operation claimed the lives of two young girls, 21-month-old... more >>
Colonial Downs Closing November 1
Colonial Downs will cease operations November 1. Jeffrey Jacobs, the chairman and CEO of Jacobs Entertainments, which owns the racetrack in New Kent County, told the Virginia Racing Commission that he has turned over his operating license for... more >>
VMI Basketball Pre-Season Forecast
VMI basketball was voted fifth and sixth in the Southern Conference's two preseason polls. The Keydets were voted fifth in the league's media poll and sixth in the coaches' poll. Wofford, Chattanooga and East Tennessee State finished 1-2-3 in both... more >>
Cuts in State Budget
Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the state will cut 565 jobs and close several correctional facilities to help reduce the state's revenue gap in the two-year budget. McAuliffe said the state will also leave more than 40 vacant state police... 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 >>
Recycling Changes in Lexington
Starting immediately, glass should not be placed in bags with recyclable materials in the city of Lexington. City officials say the glass recycling market is virtually non-existent. That means that most glass is disposed of in a landfill. Glass... 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 >>
I-64 Bridges in Rockbridge County Being Repaired
The Maury River bridges on I-64 in Rockbridge County will be repaired. VDOT officials say the construction work, between exits 50 and 55, will result in the eastbound bridge closing. Traffic will be detoured onto the westbound bridge as work takes... more >>
Church Bazaar November 8
The Robert E Lee Church Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 8 from 1 until 6 p.m. at the R. E. Lee Episcopal Church in Lexington. The event will feature jewelry, a silent auction, plum puddings and other food items for sale and music. Proceeds... more >>
Fall Fire Season
Fall Fire Season officially started October 15. State forestry officials say due to the lack of summer rain, and with dead leaves falling from trees, there is plenty of leaf litter available to start wildfires. Forestry officials say 96 percent of... more >>
Photo ID Required November 4
Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 4. Virginia voters are now required to present a photo ID before they can cast a ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include a Virginia driver’s license or ID card, a student ID from a Virginia... more >>
New Lexington City Manager October 27
Noah Simon will take over as Lexington's new city manager October 27. The 40-year-old Simon had been serving as assistant county manager for Floyd County, Georgia. Simon will be taking over for Jon Ellestad, who recently... 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 >>
Online Schedule: October 20-24 and October 27-31
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. October 20-24 Monday: BARC Update 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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