Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 17, 2018

Murder indictments returned against Stewart Weldon.
Former Northampton High School custodian sentenced for spying on girls in the school bathroom.
Real Estate scams uncovered!
Southwick restaurant hit by 93 year old motorist.
Springfield and Eversource work to replace South End missing street lights.
Cocchi Picnic Moment: Chicopee Police Info Officer, Mike Wilk.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 16, 2018

Deerfield Police lure starving dog with beef jerky.
Competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut returns to the Big E!
Mercy Medical Center receives the American Heart Association’s Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Springfield Regional Chamber presenting a forum on the rising cost of health care.
A day at the Sheriff’s Picnic (with special guest Michael Harrison).

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Voter registration deadline today!
The Beach Boys set to perform at the Big E!
Syed Hussein, M.D. begins as Senior VP of Trinity Health of New England.
MGM Springfield allowed to change images on its I-91 sign… but CANNOT have animation.
William J. Metzger, former Springfield City Clerk, has died.
Pigeons invade Springfield police cruiser.
Car crashes into Wilbraham home.
MGM Springfield to be “smoke-free!”
Sheriff Nick Cocchi has his 2nd annual cookout picnic today!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sheriff Cocchi alerts you to a phone scam involving his office!
Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb is back on the job!
Agawam High School creates a new advanced manufacturing class.
The Westfield Fair is this weekend!
Water bans through the region are being lifted.
Register to vote in the Mass. primary… deadline is Wednesday.
MGM and the PVTA create “The Loop” – a free downtown bus service.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 13, 2018

Springfield man jailed for hurting cats – for the second time.
New locations for small-batch beer and food downtown.
Chicopee business helps a family in need.
Richard Neal has competition in the primary.
Governor Baker authorizes automatic voter registration through the RMV, and MassHealth.
Springfield Police protect the safety of a dog running along I-291.
David C. Henry new board chair of the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 10, 2018

Greenfield Town Common campers ordered to leave by city’s Board of Health!
Deadline for nominations for Springfield Chamber’s “Super 60” awards night!
Starbucks ready to launch its Fall classic drink, The Pumpkin Spice Latté.
Meet Marci Webber, the owner and innkeeper of Naomi’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Shoppers are ready for the Mass. sales tax holiday weekend… but Governor Baker has still not signed it into law.
Free Six Flags tickets on Facebook is a hoax.
Next week, MGM Springfield will hire people on the spot for kitchen steward positions.
New hours at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.
Final note on the sales tax holiday.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sobriety checkpoints from the Mass. State Police this weekend.
Morgan Horse Show at the Big E is canceled.
Spinning for The Ride To Remember in downtown Springfield today!
Meet Tara Kozub, a Western Mass homemaker and business woman.
Registration for Big E races!
Sales tax holiday – just in time for “back to school” supplies.
Fran Beaulieu carries on a family tradition.
Eversource warns you of an “Eversource” phone scam.
Authentic old Aerosmith van found in Western Mass. woods.
Brad in concert in West Springfield tonight!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Westfield mayor reports progress on the city’s water problem.
Sheriff Nick Cocchi throws his second annual summer cookout!
Barre man charged with luring teen-age girls to a tent in the woods.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds first 2018-19 Rise and Shine Breakfast at MGM Springfield.
Kim checks in from the Agawam Cinemas.
Online car registration scam warning!
Springfield Painted Pianos Project.
Jordan Goodman’s August look at our money.
Springfield mayor extends city pool hours during this heat wave.
Casino infrastructure work creeps over the river to Agawam.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Movies in the Park in Springfield – postponed… again!
UMass #1 in the nation for the third year in a row for excellence in dining!
Palmer man leaves dogs in locked car; listen to what the temp in the car reached!
Donald Ashe, Jr. pursues his late father’s seat.
More than 250 cameras placed at the new Union Station!
Two retired Mass. State Police dogs are up for adoption!
I-91 lane closure schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 6, 2018

The Foundry, a Northampton bar, closes indefinitely.
FDA recalls HP Hood Almond Milk.
One MGM Springfield bar features a $25,000 cocktail.
Friday morning power failure sends waste water product into the Connecticut River.
Weekend tornadic activity roundup.
Two large power outages hit Hampden County Saturday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 3, 2018

Deerfield gas line problem evacuates several homes.
Brookstone announces bankruptcy and the closing of over 100 stores.
Yankee Candle office employee layoffs.
One Stop Convenience opens in Westfield!
Daniel Federici Memorial Golf Tournament (special guest Paul Federici).
The never-ending IRS scam kicks up again in Chicopee and Ludlow.
The “Locked Gate at the Park” mystery cleared up.
Hampden County Sheriff’s Dept. collects some 2000 backpacks for kids in need going back to school.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August, 2, 2018

Springfield’s Movies in the Park summer schedule updates.
Spirit of Springfield’s September 11th Memorial fundraising committee report.
Mercy Medical Center welcomes two new medical professionals.
Today – the age to buy tobacco products in Springfield goes to 21.
Longmeadow car break-ins spike up! Listen to the list of neighborhoods that have been hit.
The Mass. sales tax holiday is now a reality!
Nasty wasp nest targeting one homeowner.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Big E plans a great “Collector Car Live” show!
The entire Blandford Police Department quits.
Drunken father-to-be arrested at his baby shower.
West Nile Virus threat level UP for many Western Mass. towns!
Western Mass. Police Chiefs Association says many want to be police officers, and applications are piling up!
Massachusetts not passing hand-held cell phone ban!
Burnett Road in Chicopee remains a mess, and drivers are fed up!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Want to play a mob guy in a new Mark Wahlberg film?
Springfield accepting bids to build its first “roundabout” at Six Corners.
Equine virus found in a horse recently at a show at the Big E.
Back-to-school time: children’s health, sleep and flu shots.
Ludlow man dies from his injuries in a boating accident.
Mass. gas prices inching up – again!
Brad in concert in Chicopee tonight at Aldenville Commons!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 30, 2018

Wilbraham Road closed for several weeks.
Female hiker in Montague falls and is rescued .
Springfield man attempts to “mow down” two police officers.
Chicopee Police Chief Jebb is out of the hospital and continuing to recover.
Make-A-Wish Foundation teams up with Bertera Subaru to bring joy to local children.
Governor Baker signs bill to make 21 the legal age for cigarette and tobacco products sales.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 27, 2018

Spirit of Springfield teams up with 180 Fit Gym for the 5th annual Ride To Remember.
Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has awarded another Mercedes-Benz to a lucky winner!
Convenience store clerk in Greenfield arrested for indecent assault on a customer.
Two months of construction ahead as Columbia Gas repairs a Holyoke main.
Barber shop offers students free haircuts and backpacks for back-to-school.
25 people charged in federal court with document and benefit fraud.
Cities and businesses banning plastic straws are getting pushback from those concerned for the disabled.
Mayor Sarno pitches for blood donations to the Red Cross.
Local restaurant stars.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 26, 2018

Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb recovers in the hospital after a serious motorcycle injury.
Greenfield Police Officer pleads not guilty to charges of negligent vehicle homicide.
Kraft Heinz recalls Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Cheese Dip, due to possible botulism.
Western Mass. Council of Boy Scouts selling its Chesterfield reservation.
Voter registration deadline for the state primaries.
American Red Cross and Agawam Fire Dept will install free smoke alarms in August.
Time running out for back-to-school checkups and vaccines.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Massive oak falls on Agawam home, killing the resident inside.
Gov. Baker signs the car rental increase bill (for funds to support municipal police training).
Goldfish Crackers recall!
River to Range Trail in South Hadley will close for work from Eversource crews.
One trailer at Agawam Mobile Home Park to be demolished; more may follow.
Shelburne Fall’s Bill Cosby plans to fight violent sex offender designation.
National cell phone emergency alert test from FEMA set for September 20, 2018.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MGM Springfield boosts its “Job Talk Tuesday” program.
Agawam – Walnut Street closure including Morgan Sullivan Bridge.
Expert Staffing opens new downtown Springfield office.
New Chipotle coming to East Longmeadow in Center Square.
Gun scare at Eastfield Mall Rave Cinemas.
West Nile Virus threat – two mosquitoes in West Springfield test positive.
Freedom Credit Union hosts food drive for Food Bank of Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 23, 2018

Mass. Pike driver in Auburn loses control of vehicle and lands in Sears parking lot.
Columbia Gas urges drivers to find alternate routes due to State Street gas main work.
State has funding for three Springfield institutions.
Weekend car accidents in the Pioneer Valley.
Gill bicyclist injured in car accident.
Holyoke – two car accident shuts down Commercial Street.
Habitat for Humanity in Greater Springfield builds three homes for deserving families.