Brad Shepard Today! Friday, July 20, 2018

PVTA gets some more money in the new state budget – service cuts are still planned.
New Holiday Inn on State Street has its big opening!
Lawmakers want a $2 surcharge on rental cars for additional training courses for police.
West Nile Virus is here statewide.
Berkshire County man wins a big lottery prize!
Mass. man’s OUI arrest – over 30 nip bottles in his car.
Subaru of America and other organizations offer blankets and messages of hope to cancer victims.
Snack cakes at nationwide stores are recalled; salmonella contamination possible.
Colony Club members want to bring the closed club back.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday July 10, 2018

Downtown Springfield traffic alerts for the week!
St. Paul’s UMC announcing limited inside spaces for crafts and vendors for their craft fair.
Work continues on the forthcoming September 11th Memorial.
MGM Springfield parking garage almost finished.
Skyline Trading Company in Westfield is expanding and has a big event coming up!
Hatfield Police go above and beyond the call to rescue a hawk!
Mega Millions jackpot huge for tonight!
Movers and shakers in Chicopee and the Berkshires.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hampden and East Longmeadow dispatchers combine and move into the new Hampden Police station.
The 110 Grill comes to Western Mass.
Bill Cosby sentencing date determined and announced.
Voters in Hampden and Wilbraham vote to renovate Minnechaug’s Falcon Field.
MGM Springfield schedules Stevie Wonder for its opening week.
Aggressive panhandler in Springfield racks up two arrests in three days.
Lottery Powerball jackpot – $280 million!
Belchertown passes articles re marijuana and alcohol.
Harbor Freight Tools chainsaw recall.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 26, 2018

It was NOT a shooting at the Eastfield Mall over the weekend.
Belchertown Police hold “Coffee With A Cop.”
Police and school administrations conducting lock-down drills.
Pittsfield Police are looking for a young man who donated his chore money to an ice cream fund… they wish to reward him!
Police and community bond at The X over the weekend.
Springfield Police officer fired… for the second time in eleven years.
Two Western Mass. lottery winners!
Mosques across the state hold an “Open Mosque Day.”
Holy Week has begun with Palm Sunday.
Schell Bridge in Northfield will be taken down.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 7, 2018

Chicopee Police Officer arrested on sex assault charges.
Snowstorm details.
Springfield City Council delays voting on the District Fire Chief contract.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary adds some 85 words!
UMass President Marty Meehan wants to raise millions over the next ten years to lower school costs.
Agawam’s traffic mess at O’Brien’s Corner will have to wait for a fix… mayor says he has bigger problems.
Springfield needle exchange program starts up – as yet the date is unknown.
Potholes are wrecking tires and rims; cab companies prepare for them!
Queen tribute show “ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN” comes to Symphony Hall!
Next West Springfield Police Chief will not have a civil service contract.
Top Golf Swing Suite comes to MGM Springfield in the fall!
Mega Millions!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday February 12, 2018

Car wash attendant in West Springfield robbed.
2018 Springfield Colleen crowned!
Business people on the move!
Longmeadow man gets federal prison sentence for Bank of Ireland account.
Italian Cultural Center deals with water damage and burglary.
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission imposter.
Springfield Million Dollar Golden Ticket winner!

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! 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! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PETER PAN moves in!
The inside scoop on the Springfield weekend fire.
BRIGHT NIGHTS about to flip the switch for 2017!
WESTERN MASS. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!
Packages left on porches MAY be stolen this season! Local Police Depts. are issuing warnings!
“Lucky” the famous lottery machine goes on tour!
Thoughts on the death of a mad man.

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, August 25, 2017

Hampden’s Officer Bill Joy retires after four decades!
Kindergarten kids get a “meet and greet.”
Power Ball winner in Chicopee!
Governor’s Council approves new judges for Western Mass.
Buckland gets an anonymous $500,000 gift!
Donate your used eclipse glasses in Northampton!
THE WEEKEND! Music and fairs and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 1, 2016

  • Cocchi said WHAT?! (allegedly)
  • BIG Y getting BIGGER!
  • Two separate Springfield million dollar lottery winners!
  • Festivals, and more electronic tolling info!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday January 11, 2016

  • Wind and rain, and power outages, and downed trees
  • Ludlow High School students making “No Sew blankets” for those in need
  • Westfield’s Julie Leavitt collecting hats, gloves, and mittens for winter needs
  • Demolition on the former Zanetti School to begin
  • Powerball jackpot

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday January 7, 2016

  • Power Ball jackpot at record highs
  • People behaving badly; high school assault, & speeding and expectorating motorcycle rider
  • Charles Williams defends himself in court; wins one, loses one
  • Seniors can apply for a property tax reduction in Warren
  • Macy’s is closing – which stores?