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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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Amherst County Phone Scam
Amherst County residents have been warned to be on the lookout for a scam. Officials with the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office say scammers have been calling citizens and making their phone number appear as the number for the Amherst County... more >>
General Assembly's April 5 Veto Sesson
State lawmakers will return to Richmond on Wednesday, April 5 to review Governor Terry McAuliffe's budget changes, amendments to bills and vetoes of legislation. Governor McAuliffe announced Tuesday that he wants to cut funding from $10 million to... more >>
CNU Poll on Governor's Race
A poll from Christopher Newport University has found that former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is leading the race for governor on the GOP side with 38 percent while former Congressman Tom Perriello is tied at 26 percent with... more >>
Special Grand Jury Still Investigating
A special grand jury investigating the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services will continue to investigate the department's past operations for a few more weeks. The special grand jury is investigating reports that department personnel in the... more >>
Keepers' Trial Set For February
Natalie Keepers trial in connection to the 2016 death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg. will be held next February Keepers is facing several charges in connection to the death of Lovell David Eisenhauer is also charged in Lovell's death.... more >>
School Budget Approved in Campbell County
The Campbell County School Board approved a school budget Monday for the 2017-18 school year. The roughly $83 million budget includes nearly $29.5 million in local funding. The proposed budget will now go to the Campbell County Board of Supervisors... more >>
State Tax Officials Combat Identity Theft
Virginia taxpayers may have to wait a little longer for expected tax refunds as state officials work to combat tax refund fraud related to identity theft. State officials have mailed about 104,000 letters to taxpayers this year asking for... more >>
Lexington Woman Charged With Murder
47-year-old Tina Matheny of Lexington has been charged with murder after a stabbing Saturday in Craigsville claimed the life of a 36-year-old woman. Investigators with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office say anyone with information on the case can... more >>
Grant Money to 16 Schools and Technical Centers
$600,000 in grants will go to 16 Virginia high schools and technical centers, including Rockbridge County High School. The money will be used to upgrade equipment for career and technical education programs. Rockbridge County High School received... more >>
President Trump Liberty's Commencement Speaker May 13
President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker at Liberty University Saturday, May 13. President Trump will be the first sitting president to deliver a commencement speech at Liberty University since George H.W. Bush spoke in 1990.... more >>
Munters Expands in Buena Vista
Munters Corporation, a manufacturer of energy recovery systems, dehumidification systems and custom air handling equipment, will invest $2.5 million to expand and upgrade equipment at its manufacturing operation in Buena Vista. Virginia successfully... more >>
Spring Fire Season Through April 30
Spring Fire Season continues in Virginia through the end of April. Under Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn law, open-air fires are not allowed before 4 p.m. each day, if the fire is located within 300 feet of woodland, brush or dry... more >>
Events to Mark 10th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shootings
Virginia Tech has lined up a number of events to honor those who died during the April 16, 2007, mass shooting on campus. To mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, Virginia Tech’s Day of Remembrance will include the lighting of a ceremonial... more >>

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