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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FBI Seeks Minnesota Victims Of Convicted Child Predator

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help to locate additional victims of a convicted online child predator who may have Lucas Chansler, 31, formerly of St. Johns, Florida, was sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty last August to nine counts of producing child pornography.

07/07/2015

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Mayflies Swarm Into Hastings For Annual Infestation

Mayflies have once again invaded the city of Hastings, causing headaches for many.

07/03/2015

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FBI On High Alert For Fourth Of July Terrorist Attack

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.

06/30/2015

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Fatal Stabbing Happened In Troubled Area Of Downtown

Minneapolis police are investigating a possible stabbing in a parking ramp near Target Center Thursday morning. The stabbing occurred inside the A-Ramp at 101 N 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis near Target Center.

06/25/2015

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1 Year On, Witnesses Have Yet To Come Forward In Peacemaker’s Murder

Minneapolis Police are looking for help in solving a year-old homicide. Steven Martin, 37, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Police say the father of seven was trying to be a peacemaker, but his life was taken instead.

06/24/2015

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Charges: Wis. Man Shoplifted At Wal-Mart, Pointed Gun At Cop’s Face

A 34-year-old Wisconsin man and convicted felon faces three new felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County, after he allegedly pointed a gun Sunday at an off-duty police officer and fled police.

06/23/2015

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Autism Education Options Changing In Minneapolis Public Schools

inneapolis Public Schools is changing the way it provides instruction for children with autism. The district will shift resources so students classified as Level 1 or 2 can get the instruction they need in community schools rather than specialized programs.

06/22/2015

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Local Churches Use ‘Juneteenth’ To Discuss Charleston Shooting

June 20 is known as “Juneteenth,” the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United Sates. People celebrated in Minneapolis Saturday at the North Mississippi Regional Park.

06/20/2015

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Mpls. Pastor: Charleston Tragedy About Evil, Not Race

Pastor David Keaton says the massacre in South Carolina has been at the forefront of conversations inside Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He says some members are using social media to vent and pray.

06/19/2015

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Long Road To Recovery Ahead For Saxophonist Pat Mackin

The Minneapolis music community is planning a fundraiser for a saxophone player who was severely injured in an accident. Pat Mackin was driving home from a gig at the Minnesota Music Café on Dec. 3, 2014, when he was broadsided by another car.

06/18/2015

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2 Charged In Elaborate Credit Card Cloning Operation

Investigators say cloning credit cards is one of the most lucrative crimes in America right now. And on Wednesday two people connected to an elaborate cloning operation in Minnesota are behind bars.

06/17/2015

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Video May Help Police Nab Motorcyclist Who Killed Man In Hit-And-Run

The victim of a hit-and-run accident was laid to rest Tuesday. Now his family and Minneapolis police hope help from the public will lead to the person responsible. Louis Charging Bear, 56, was hit by a motorcycle as he crossed Cedar Avenue at 27th Street in Minneapolis on the night of June 5. Investigators released video Tuesday of the man riding that motorcycle 11 days ago.

06/16/2015

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Police Officer Helps Homeless Couple Finally Tie The Knot

A newlywed couple hopes to one day live in a home, surrounded by family. That dream got a little closer on Friday, when they finally tied the knot.

06/12/2015

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Wayzata Woman Spots Man With Ax In Her Yard, Police Chase And Crash Follow

A police pursuit ended in a crash which closed a stretch of road in Wayzata Thursday morning. The chase ended at Gleason Lake Road just north of Highway 12 with one officer suffering minor injuries. But how the chase began is a scary story in itself.

06/11/2015

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Saints Host Japan All-Stars In Free Exhibition At CHS Field

With another summery day in store, how about taking in a free baseball game? The St. Paul Saints are inviting people to come out today and check out CHS Field during their lunch hour.

06/10/2015

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Free Admission, Activities At State Parks For Nat’l Get Outdoors Day

Minnesota’s 75 state parks are all offering free admission this coming Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. All of the state’s parks have special activities planned.

06/09/2015

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Homeless Shelter Hopes More Police Lessen Chaos On Street

A third of all police calls in downtown Minneapolis originate from a block where the city’s largest homeless shelter sits.

06/08/2015

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After Sex Shop Field Trip, School Loses More Students

A Minneapolis private school is losing more students after reports of a field trip to a sex shop.

06/03/2015

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Private School Field Trip To Adult Toy Store Draws Parents’ Ire

A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students to the Smitten Kitten last week.

06/02/2015

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1 Week After Tragedy, Owner Working To Fix Dangerous Pool

A St. Paul Apartment complex has started to fill in an unused pool where two young boys nearly drowned. The city of St. Paul ordered the owner of the complex to have the issue fixed by June 3. The order comes after two boys were found in the bottom of the pool on Memorial Day.

06/01/2015

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A Day To Remember Fallen Heroes, Vets Hurting At Home

On Memorial Day, Minnesotans stopped to remember their relatives, friends and neighbors who died risking everything for our freedom.

05/25/2015

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6 Arrested Following Attack On Pedal Pub

Six people are now facing assault and disorderly conduct charges after police say they attacked a pedal pub with water balloons and squirt guns. It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. The aftermath of the attack was captured on cell phone video.

05/24/2015

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Mpls. Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To 9 Criminal Counts, Released On Bond

A Minneapolis police officer facing very serious allegations — including beating up several men – has pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.

05/21/2015

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Airport Not Yet Voting On $15 Minimum Wage

A small victory today for workers and supporters of a $15 per hour minimum wage at the airport. After much discussion, the Metropolitan Airports Commission decided to wait 30 days before voting on any kind of increase.

05/18/2015

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MnDOT Closing I-94 Over The Weekend

More detours are in store for people traveling between Minneapolis and St. Paul. I-94 just shut down in both directions for the weekend.

05/15/2015

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