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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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Faber Man Charged After Pursuit in Nelson County
A Faber man, 21-year-old James Harris, is facing several charges after a pursuit in the Lovingston area on Thursday. Officials with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office say Harris has been charged with eluding police, shooting into an occupied car,... more >>
Bedford's Town Manager Resigns
Bedford Town Manager Charles Kolakowski has announced his resignation. Kolakowski served as Bedford's town manager for the past 11 years. Assistant Town Manager Brat Warner will take over for now Town... more >>
No Indictments from Special Grand Jury
A special grand jury in Rockbridge County that was investigating possible criminal activity in the Social Services office did not return any criminal indictments before disbanding. The commonwealth’s attorney for Lexington and Rockbridge County,... more >>
Two Men Charged with Credit Card Fraud in Amherst
Two Maryland men were arrested Friday and charged with credit card fraud at the Food Lion in Amherst. Joseph Caleb and Jahrulle Whyte were both charged with numerous counts of credit card forgery, credit card theft and possession of false... more >>
W & L Law School Graduation May 6
William Hill, an alumnus of Washington and Lee and a partner with an Atlanta law firm, will deliver this year’s commencement address during the graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Law commencement is scheduled for... more >>
New Fire Chief for Botetourt County
Botetourt County's new Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services is Matt Britt, who has been serving as Coordinator of Fire and Rescue Training at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. Britt is expected to take over his new job... more >>
Reward for Information on Goshen Fire
The Forge Mountain fire in Rockbridge County has burned nearly 3,100 acres. The suspected arson fire is now 100% contained, thanks to the recent rain. A reward of $2,000 is being offered for information on the Goshen forest fire that started April... more >>
VDOT Information Meeting on Stuarts Draft Project
A citizen information meeting for a signal-coordination project on Route 340 in Augusta County will be held Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at Stuarts Draft Elementary School. During the meeting, citizens can discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with... 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 >>

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