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! Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Feral cat in Wales tests positive for rabies.
Mass State Police sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Hampden County this weekend.
Police recruit suspected of drunk driving – update.
Ware free concerts begin!
Gas prices stabilize.
Pulled over… again!
Condo maintenance worker accused of stealing from at least 20 condo owners.
Federal Summer Food Service Program is funded to continue this summer.
RIP Dan Ingram.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 25, 2018

Senate race now down to two – Welch vs. Rivera.
Chicopee Police recruit investigated for drunk driving.
Berkshires man charged with child porn, claims to belong to a private society  and immune to U.S. law.
Agawam Dental Arts – do not fear the dentist!
Ludlow Selectmen promote Sgt. Daniel Valadas (and other police news).
Area fireworks displays schedule.
WWII vet celebrates his 102nd birthday!
MGM Springfield held their FINAL hiring event Sunday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Officer Donut joins the Greenfield Police Dept.
Missing Chicopee 15-year-old found safe.
Peruvian woman seeking sanctuary in Springfield church makes deal with ICE and leaves the church.
Stewart Weldon bail update.
Rinaldi’s in Longmeadow announces the end of the restaurant.
Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Fair at Holyoke Medical Center.
Missing parking meters and broken vending machines in parking garages are costing Holyoke money.
Cher and Friends at the Majestic for Father’s Day.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What are the plans for the former Colony Club?
Wilbraham man and New York man purse-snatching team.
Stewart Weldon’s plea in court.
First female president of Smith College has died.
How many turkeys are on the loose in Mass?
Gas prices hit plateau.
MGM Springfield announces the “Comedy Get Down” for the Mass Mutual Center.
Greenfield man’s second OUI for driving into a fire scene.
Tony Cignoli on the Late Jim Madigan.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fireworks announcement today!
Hartford church presents the story of Elizabeth Colt, wife of Samuel.
New Tru by Hilton Hotel is open in Chicopee.
Eversource plans summer rate cut.
More aggressive panhandlers.
Granby police ask for help to identify a man accused of grabbing a jogger.
Springfield Police rescue baby ducklings from a storm drain.
Sheriff Cocchi hosts a forum on opioid addiction in Southwick.
How high should your lawn grass be?
Andy Yee acquires new restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 4, 2018

Laura Wanderowski named Professional Woman of the Year.
Two attacked and SLASHED by assailant on a PVTA bus from Northampton to Holyoke.
Springfield’s El Salvador Restaurant has $30,000 worth of fire damage.
Report presents lurid findings about Senator Stan Rosenberg and his husband, Byron Hefner.
Two teens in Chicopee jump on the hood of a police car; now in custody.
Utz product recall.
Two dogs left in hot cars spotted by officers in Chicopee.
Gas prices are up – expected to peak soon.
Applebee’s celebrates Cinco De Mayo with the “Dollarita,” and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend February 23, 2018

A Western Mass man has dinner with the president
Trivia in bars and lounges is a high tech brain worker!
A long time state rep dies
Is the Berkshire mall having trouble paying its electric bill?
Greenfield middle-school student conceals bb gun in back-pack
60 miscreant teens on bikes confound traffic and police in downtown Chicopee

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! 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! 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, November 22, 2017

Holiday parking lot melee.
Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule.
Black Friday MassMutual Center deals!!!
The Balloon Parade is coming!
Bright Nights switch on!
New Northampton speed limit proposed!
Former Westside Mayor Gibson is new Southampton Town Administrator.
Thanksgiving gas prices in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 17, 2017

Move over Dr. Seuss –  Norman Rockwell’s family has a bone to pick with the Berkshire Museum.
Springfield bank robber arrested within 24 hours of the robbery.
ANOTHER bank robbery in Chicopee!
Many arrests for noisy parties in Amherst.
Ziggy the St, Bernard in South Hadley gets another chance.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 9, 2017

TRIBUTE TO COLUMBUS DAY and thoughts on political correctness
Table Talk Pies are back! A Western Mass business success story!
Doctor Seuss under fire in Springfield! A Seussical political football!
Gas prices in the Pioneer Valley drop!
American International College hockey team hosts a Blood drive for the American Red Cross!
Coyotes spotted in Chicopee!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Labor Day Weekend! September 1, 2017

PRIDE is giving its 50k lottery bonus to local non-profits! You can apply!
Donut wars in Hadley!
Labor Day travel app! Learn how you can avoid jams!
Northampton Police Dept. trading card collection earns a young one a police escort for her first day back at school!
Chicopee scooter thefts.
Certain local museums will now accept EBT card payments.
Harley Quinn Spinsanity at Six Flags!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday August 30, 2017

Watch out for phony Mavis Wanczyk scams!
Off-duty Springfield Police tangle with gang members at the Mardis Gras.
Westfield 9/11 remembrance.
Western Mass. Red Cross offers ways for you to help Harvey victims in Texas.
Greyhound and Peter Pan split up!
–much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 24, 2017

Sgt. John Delaney no longer Springfield Public Information Officer
CT man blows through Chicopee and elsewhere at 100mph, causing triple car accident
Ware decides on its new Police Chief
Holyoke City Councilor advocates for fines for panhandlers
Pittsfield church opens time capsule!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 22, 2017

Marijuana Vote in Wilbraham

Sue Bunnell wins in Wilbraham

The cat in the car–engine!

Nathan’s Hot Dogs Stop and Shop recall

Springfield Farmer’s Market

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend; May 19, 2017

Fisher Cats among us!

Ryder Funeral Home ordered to repay funds for mishandling of remains.

Chicopee brings swears in new police officers!

East Springfield Business Council gives away bikes to children!

Former Police Chief Edmund Dowd dies

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday April 21, 2016

  • Sgt. Sullivan’s Purple Heart
  • Longmeadow’s proposed tougher gun regulations
  • Chicopee’s ice cream shop opens in former funeral home
  • No plastic bags in Easthampton
  • Springfield’s Crystal Copeland totes water to Flint, Michigan

—and more lifestyle, business, and political news and events of the day!