Reg Chapman

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Reg Chapman joined WCCO-TV in May of 2009. He came to WCCO from WNBC-TV in New York City where he covered an array of stories for the station including the Coney Island plane crash, the crane collapse on the city’s east side, 50 shots fired at motorist Sean Bell by New York Police, and a lacrosse team assault at Fairfield High School in Connecticut.

Prior to that, Reg was a crime-beat reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Reg also reported at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered major news stories such as the crash of Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 and the rescue of the miners at Que Creek Mine in Somerset County, Pa.

Before that, Reg was a reporter/anchor for WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio, WOWT-TV in Omaha, Neb. and KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

Reg has been recognized for his work throughout his career, including an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, several Associated Press awards and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been nominated for several regional Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy for investigative reporting.

A believer in volunteerism, Reg donates his time to the Urban League, NAACP and the YMCA, which has honored him as a Black Achiever. He was also selected as one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest for his work in the community. Reg is a member of the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

A Gulf War veteran and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Reg graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he earned a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism.

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Wild Playoff Success Means Big Business For St. Paul

Minnesota Wild fans are waiting to hear when the playoff push will continue. The announcement could come Monday night. For area businesses, home games mean large crowds and even larger profits. Reg Chapman explored more on how a packed Xcel Center means big dollars for businesses.

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Prescribed Burn To Help Eden Prairie Wildlife Refuge

Wildfires normally aren’t good news, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set fire to a Twin Cities wildlife refuge on purpose on Thursday. About 95 acres of prairie grass burned near Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie Thursday morning to make wildlife areas and forests better homes for animals and birds

04/23/2015

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Mpls. Businesses Brace For Styrofoam Container Ban

A ban on Styrofoam containers in Minneapolis restaurants went into effect on Earth Day, Wednesday.

The ordinance requires all food and drinks prepared for dine-in or take-out to be placed in packaging that can re-used, recycled, or composted.

04/22/2015

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After Toddler’s Homicide, Mom Charged With Endangerment

The mother of an 18-month-old girl that died of homicidal violence earlier this year now faces child endangerment charges for letting the girl stay with her boyfriend, whose sons reportedly told her their father was hitting the child.

04/21/2015

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Woman Shot By Robbinsdale Officer Charged With Assault

The 18-year-old woman who was shot by a Robbinsdale Police officer on Thursday has been charged with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/17/2015

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After West Broadway Fire, The Question Is: ‘What’s Next?’

Investigators have yet to fin what sparked a fire that damaged five historic buildings in north Minneapolis.

04/16/2015

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5 Businesses Lost In 3-Alarm North Minneapolis Fire

Crews responded to a fire in North Minneapolis Wednesday morning. Few details were immediately available, but the fire was reportedly at Dupont Avenue North and Broadway Avenue North.

04/15/2015

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I-94 Closing In St. Paul This Weekend

Motorists in the Twin Cities are losing a number of main thoroughfares in the metro area this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Interstate 94 will be closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E.

04/10/2015

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Vikings Stadium Construction Is Halfway Done

Crews building the Minnesota Vikings’ new home are crossing the project’s 50-yard line. The $1 billion stadium is now halfway finished. From the sky, you can see it’s really starting to take shape. The structural concrete is 80 percent done.

04/08/2015

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Minneapolis Students Flock To Classrooms On Spring Break

While most kids are on Spring Break having fun in the sun, some are spending their days in a classroom. More than 4,000 Minneapolis Public School students opted to spend their time off attending “Spring Break Academy,” a week-long adventure hosted at more than two dozen schools.

04/02/2015

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Wind-Fueled Fire Claims 2 St. Paul Homes

A fire fueled by high-speed winds has destroyed two St. Paul homes.

04/01/2015

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6 Suspects Caught In N. Minneapolis Home Break-In Wave

Police in Minneapolis today are investigating a rash of home break-ins.

Burglars have broken into at least 42 homes in North Minneapolis over the past two weeks.

03/31/2015

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Family Receives Overwhelming Support After Cancer Diagnosis.

A young mother of five says she’s blown away by the support she’s received after a difficult diagnosis. Andrea Mangan, 34, found out last week that she has cancer. Now friends and family are making sure her kids are cared for while she concentrates on treatment.

03/30/2015

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Minneapolis Highlighting Stories Of Young Men Of Color

The city of Minneapolis wants to highlight stories of young people doing great things in the community.

The Brothers and Fathers Institute held a conference to raise awareness meant to focus on the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer.

03/27/2015

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Unclaimed $1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Hennepin County Expires

Minnesota has a new millionaire, but he or she hasn’t claimed the money yet. The lottery says their winning Powerball ticket is worthless after Thursday night

03/26/2015

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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Father Denies Involvement In Son’s Disappearance

The father of Barway Collins, a missing 10-year-old boy, said Tuesday night that he had nothing to do with his son’s disappearance.

03/24/2015

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Crystal Police: Missing Boy’s Father Is A Suspect

Crystal police say the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway CollinsCrystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance.

Crystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway Collins, failed a lie detector test, and has not been honest with police during their investigation. Hennepin County investigators spend an hour interviewing Pierre earlier Tuesday at his apartment.

03/24/2015

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Police Investigating Several Scenarios In Crystal Boy’s Disappearance

Police in Crystal now say they’re investigating several possible scenarios in the disappearance of 10-year-old Barway Collins. He’s a fourth grader who was last seen walking away from the parking lot of his apartment complex Wednesday afternoon. Now police want the public’s help in identifying two people.

03/22/2015

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Auditor Calls For ‘U’ To Suspend Psychiatric Drug Trials After Patient’s Suicide

Minnesota’s legislative auditor is calling for the University of Minnesota to suspend all new psychiatric drug trials. The recommendation comes after the 2004 suicide of 26-year-old Dan Markingson.

03/19/2015

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Suspect, Officers Involved In St. Paul Shooting Identified

St. Paul Police are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that left one dead Monday afternoon. According to police, authorities received a call around 3:20 p.m. Monday about a man who was outside a home at 411 White Bear Avenue with a rifle and wearing a bullet proof vest.

03/17/2015

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Eagan Outlet Mall Accused Of Racial Profiling

A Twin Cities outlet mall is facing a growing number of accusations of racial profiling.

03/16/2015

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St. Olaf Honors Alum, Icon In Civil Rights Movement

St. Olaf College in Northfield is celebrating the life and death of one of its most famous alums. Reverend James Reeb was a member of the class of 1950 and one of several icons of the civil rights movement. Reeb answered the call for clergy to join civil rights marchers in Selma in March of 1965.

03/12/2015

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Mpls. Selected In Nat’l Initiative To Curb Racial Bias

Minneapolis has been selected as one of six cities to host a pilot initiative designed to improve relations between police and the communities they serve.

03/12/2015

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Report: Black Minnesotans Missing Out On Economic Recovery

African Americans are not experiencing the same economic recovery compared to others in the country, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy. Some organizations say Minnesota is experiencing a crisis level of inequality with wages and jobs.

03/05/2015

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