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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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Man Arrested for Assaulting Rockbridge County Deputy
Rockbridge County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 26-year-old man on Wednesday and charged him with two felony counts of assaulting a deputy following an incident on Pine Forest Road. Investigators say after deputies responded to a domestic... more >>
Holiday Lane Closures
The Virginia Department of Transportation is lifting lane closures on interstates and other roads from noon Christmas Eve until noon New Year's Eve. VDOT officials say there are a few permanent work zones to be aware of, including I-64 in Rockbridge... more >>
Holiday Travel Expectations
AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that approximately 2.8 million Virginians will be traveling during the year-end holiday season, December 23 through January 4. That represents a 3.5% increase compared to the same time a year ago. AAA officials say... more >>
Sheriff's Office Investigating Burglaries
The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a number of recent burglaries. That includes the theft of custom-made Christmas wreaths from Herman’s Produce on Route 60 East. Investigators are also looking into other... more >>
Reviews on Sexual Assaults at UVa
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says reviews that are underway into UVa’s handling of sexual assaults will be made public in the near future. Several groups conducted reviews, including the Southern Association of Colleges and... more >>
New Business for Lynchburg
Seven Hills Food, LLC will open a meat processing facility in the City of Lynchburg. The company, a locally-sourced meat processing operation, will invest $3 million and create 43 new jobs in Lynchburg. The Commonwealth of Virginia is partnering... more >>
Ex-Offenders Rights Restored
Governor Terry McAuliffe says the state has restored the rights of more than 5,100 ex-offenders in his first year in office. McAuliffe says he has always believed that people who served their prison time should have the opportunity to be... more >>
No Charges in October Shooting
No charges will be filed against two Christiansburg police officers and a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy who killed a Christiansburg man in October. A report compiled by investigators with the Virginia State police found that the three law... more >>
Governor's Proposed Budget Changes
Governor Terry McAuliffe has released details about his proposed changes to the state’s biennial budget. The governor wants to increase the money that is spent to attract businesses to Virginia. Governor McAuliffe also still wants to expand... more >>
Dominion's Alternate Route
Dominion has released details about an alternate route for its Atlantic Coast pipeline, which would bypass Nelson County. Dominion's preferred route for the pipeline would run through Highland and Nelson counties. The alternate route would take... more >>
Online Survey in Lynchburg
Lynchburg officials are seeking public input on city services. The city has set up an online survey in order to get citizens’ input on education and economic development. Lynchburg residents will be able to fill out the online survey through... more >>
State Grant for Poplar Forest
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Bedford County has received a state grant to help design a new entrance way. The state grant, of just over $132,000, will pay for extra personnel to survey the grounds where the entrance parkway will be located,... more >>
New Market Battlefield Closed
The New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and the Virginia Museum of the Civil War is closed for the next month. The park is closed to allow for the removal of asbestos. New carpet is also being installed in the museum. The park will be... more >>
New VMI Football Coach
Scott Wachenheim has been named the new head football coach at VMI. A 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and veteran coach with over 25 years of experience in the college ranks, Wachenheim comes to VMI from the University of... more >>
New Law for Older Drivers
Starting January 1, drivers 75 or older will have to renew their driver’s license in person every five years, as opposed to the current eight-year period. AAA recently released a report that found that nearly 80 percent of drivers 75 or older... more >>
ACA Disappointed in Buena Vista's Decision
ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation, the insurance company handling Buena Vista’s debt payments on the Vista Links Golf Course, says it’s disappointed in the recent decision by Buena Vista City Council to stop the city’s debt payments on the $10... more >>
$17.5 Million for Preschool Programs
Virginia will receive $17.5 million in federal grant money to expand preschool programs. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Education. The money will help support and expand Virginia Preschool Initiative programs in 11 school districts in... more >>
Concerns with Pertussis
Much of Central and Southside Virginia has seen an increase in cases of pertussis. State health officials say pertussis, also known as whooping cough, can be fatal for infants. Officials with the Virginia Department of Health advise people who work... more >>
Venison Donations Down This Year
Donations of venison to the Hunters for the Hungry program are down. The Hunters for the Hungry program provides venison to hungry families through food banks. Donations of venison to the program are at a 17-year low. Last year, Hunters for the... more >>
Certification for Liberty's Simulator Program
The aviation program at Liberty University has received a national simulator certification from the FAA as part of the National Simulator Program. Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics received the FAA certification. Only six other... more >>
Open Enrollment Deadlines
Monday, December 15 was the last day to apply to qualify for health insurance by January 1 through the Affordable Care Act. Open Enrollment will continue for the next few months. You have until February 15, 2015 to sign up for health care coverage... more >>
Enrollment in Prepaid College Tuition Program
March 31 is the deadline for Virginians to enroll in the state's prepaid college tuition program. The annual enrollment period for the Virginia529 prepaid program started on Monday. The enrollment allows families to purchase future in-state tuition... more >>
Flu Shot Still Recommended
State health officials say as long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. The Virginia Department of Health says flu season typically peaks in winter, but can extend into the spring months. The flu vaccine is... more >>
Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations
The Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood during the holiday season. To encourage donations, all those who donate blood December 24 through January 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Eligible... more >>
Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program
Baskets of food and toys for the Rockbridge Christmas Basket program will be packed Saturday, December 20 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Howard P. Anderson Arena at the Virginia Horse Center. The Rockbridge Christmas Basket program, which is in its... more >>
Online Schedule: Dec 22-26, Dec 29-Jan 2 and Jan. 5-9
Weekly Schedule for Jim Bresnahan’s Online, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-Noon on WREL. Dec 22-26 Monday: Mary with the Virginia Egg Council/Holiday recipes Tuesday: Virginia Sports update with Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press. Wednesday:... 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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