Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 19, 2018

Springfield Police Commissioner makes arrests too!
Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses union and hospital management negotiations break down.
Congressman Neal, Holyoke Chamber candidates, and a free car wash!
I-91 Springfield north and southbound lanes shut down this weekend to paint the lanes (again).
State Senate looking to crack down on illegal hunting.
Weather causes electric bills to go through the roof for some customers.
Mayor Sarno gets behind Governor Baker’s tougher stance on opioid addiction.
East Longmeadow trash not picked up in weeks.
Weekend entertainment! Movies and live music!

Brad Shepard Today Thursday, January 18, 2018

Agawam seeks residents who would like to serve on its energy commission.
Thornton W. Burgess Middle School closing fight drags on; legal team now seeks an injunction.
Agawam deals with interruptions in the trash collection schedule.
Chicopee motorists not heeding parking bans, but the city is enforcing it!
Westhampton and the hilltowns get the most of the recent snow.
Westfield water safe to drink, says DPW; looks milky due to air in the pipes.
Governor’s Council clears Jane Mulqueen for a superior court judgeship.
Jerry Mercado’s escape comes to an end!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 17, 2018

Dr. Mark Dumais becomes Mercy Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer.
CVS adds 42 drug disposal boxes across the state.
Here comes the snow! What’s open and what’s closed.
Southampton votes on weed moratorium.
Homeless people ejected from wooded area in West Springfield.
Holyoke Hummus Company postpones anniversary celebration.
U.S. Marshals up the ante on Jerry Mercado – still on the run.
He stole WHAT???

Brad Shepard today! Tuesday January 16, 2018

MGM Springfield unveils newly renovated executive offices.
MGM Springfield ready to hire some 3000 employees – offers online info.
Dunkin’ Donuts considers name change.
Rice Fruit Farm seeks entertainment license!
Alex Morse Inaugural Ball will proceed despite the death of his mother.
SilverBrick Group buys former Springfield YMCA building.
Agawam residents not happy about trash pickup schedule problems.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 15, 2018

Wilbraham Good Samaritan saves Wilbraham police officer from strangulation.
Athol flooding causes evacuation of residents.
Twenty year-old efforts for a needle exchange program in Springfield make another comeback.
Website launch for new passenger rail service from New Haven to Springfield.
Ludlow to Springfield slow speed police chase ends when driver runs out of gas.
“I Have a Dream…”

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 12, 2018

Where are the benches Union Station is leasing from Grand Central? No one knows!
Oatmeal cookie recall.
The judge said WHAT to the defendant?
Painting the missing lines on I-91.
When will the lights over 391 come back on?
Another accolade for Mercy Medical Center!
Westfield water main break geyser!
Senator Stan Rosenberg separates from husband and returns to statehouse.
Cats for adoption roam around Belchertown Town Hall!
Jerry Mercado still on the run; Feds offer reward.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mercy Medical Center has new visiting rules due to the rise of the flu.
Another merger being considered for our schools – this one in Chicopee.
Ice warning for ponds and other bodies of water.
Burst pipes reported in Greenfield and at UMass Amherst.
Holyoke St. Pat’s Parade news!
What’s going into the old Longmeadow Hu Ke Lau?
—-and much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 10, 2018

A new bank branch for the heart of downtown Springfield.
Flu on the rise statewide.
Reward now offered for info leading to the capture of a fugitive.
Firefighters collected 900 winter coats for children!
Jordan Goodman on holiday credit card debt.
New Japanese steakhouse and hibachi for Holyoke Mall…
— much, much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday January 9, 2018

Mavis Wanczyk Megamillions scam!
Enfield prison escapee still on the lam!
Wacky musical send up of GAME OF THRONES comes to CityStage!
Eastfield Mall offers multi-vendor open market!
All you can eat pancakes at IHOP! Celebrate their 60th through February!
No more Bread and Butter in Amherst.
I-91 lane reopening update.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 8, 2018

Ludlow Police end a shoplifting spree.
Tips for YOUR protection in this weather.
Big name concerts slated for the region!
Holyoke High School merger!
Home robbed while family attends funeral.
No skiing at Blandford for the month.
DUNKIN’ cuts back on food and drink items.
Car vs. Lowes.
Agawam Mayor, Councilors, and School Committee sworn in!

Brad Shepard today! Friday and the weekend, January 5, 2018

West Springfield Police warn; “The Felony Lane Gang” is operating in Western Mass.
This weather is lowering your tire pressure! Some garages offer a different kind of air to prevent this.
Frostbite precautions are necessary!
Watch out for missing lane shift markings and road markings on I-91!
Stuck car revs his engine to the point where his car caught fire!
One Western Mass. town particularly hard hit by the storm.
Red Cross opening shelters from arctic cold today.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Weatherbomb and Western Mass. – the forecast, the projections, parking bans, trash pick-ups, etc!
Two Springfield establishments will not receive renewed liquor licenses.
Hadley DONUT WARS!
Scammer calls… a police officer!
Taco Bell adds $1 fries!
Annemarie Barrett-Doyle will walk your dog in all kinds of weather!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New mayors are sworn in!
A new Police Chief for Wilbraham!
Where do people go when all the shelters are full? You’d be surprised!
Bright Nights ends another record breaking season!
Police Commissioner Barbieri says Springfield P.D. needs a new location and building!
They put Sen. Rosenberg in the basement.
How to avoid freezing pipes! And… what to do if they do freeze!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Chicks and ducks perish in a Pelham barn fire.
Westfield and Chicopee swear in new lawmakers.
Brutal cold weather in review.
The Town of Greenfield is now officially the City of Greenfield.
Keeping our zoo animals warm in the extreme cold weather.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, December 22, 2017

Parking bans.
Steak thief!
Help Lorraine’s Kitchen!
Mass. DOT has free coffee for Christmas travelers!
A man fires a gun in front of a state trooper.
A new image campaign for Springfield!
The deadline to buy health insurance through the connector!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 21, 2017

Richie Neal has a challenger in the 2018 primary!
Donate sports equipment to Six Flags and get a free admission!
Northampton woman indicted for health care benefit fraud.
UMass inoculates 7700 students against meningitis, looks to inoculate 23000 undergrads.
A flood at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen destroys half the collected toys for Christmas – you can help!
Slow ambulance response time in the Berkshires causing great concern.
The fate of a Longmeadow mansion is up to the town zoning board.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 20, 2017

Zoning board votes to shut down Granby Bow and Gun Club.
Mass. DOT warns of extremely high Christmas travel!
Chicopee Police warn of car break-ins!
Lane closures will help holiday travel – a bit –  on I-91.
Long-time city councilors in Springfield say goodbye.
Jordan Goodman on the new tax laws.
Santa and Mrs. Claus now have mutual transponders!
~ much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Canine officer Gino, hero!
Police are conducting “compliance checks” at bars and restaurants.
UMass Amherst student bites police officer.
Bradley Airport warns of real travel crunch for the holidays.
Bears, bears and more bears in Hampshire Village.
New Sixteen Acres IHOP opens today!
“Ride to Remember” Christmas Party.
Buckets of Sand delivered to Southampton seniors.
Holiday season gas prices – down!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 18, 2017

Western Mass. holiday traffic!
91-291 overnight closures (handbook).
Amherst Winterfest!
Secret Santa and the Angry Elves; Deedy Family collects toys again this year.
UPS shipping deadline for Christmas.
Unsafe ice warning!
Mass. “cryptocurrency” warning.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! December 15, 2017

Two century-old schools in the North End combine!
Your Western Mass ski report!
All about Amherst Winterfest!
ALERT! Christmas scams!
Grinch report!
–much more!