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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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Theft Ring Targeting Purses In The Metro

A group of thieves are targeting purses across the metro. They find victims in crowded restaurants and grocery stores looking for credit cards. The pickpockets have hit Minneapolis, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove.

01/30/2015

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Reality Check: Last Winter’s Snow Removal Cost Minnesota $136M

Two words we learned last year that we hope we don’t hear again anytime soon: Polar Vortex. Last winter set new records for Minnesota cold, and now we’ve learned it also set a new record for how much money was spent on snow and ice removal.

01/30/2015

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Son Says Kmetz Entered New Hope City Hall Hoping To Die

Nathan Kmetz says his father, Raymond, had nothing to live for. His father lost his house, his business and his family and felt his life was over. That’s why Kmetz believes his father walked into the Crystal city hall armed with a weapon, hoping to die.

01/28/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Officers Shot At New Hope City Hall

Two police officers are recovering Monday night after being shot at New Hope City Hall, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

01/26/2015

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Vietnam Vet, Aided By Facebook, Gets Back Stolen Fish House

A Vietnam veteran is relieved after his fish house that was stolen earlier this week was found.

01/22/2015

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Apple Valley Man Killed Wife, 5-Year-Old Daughter, Authorities Say

Authorities are now saying a 29-year-old Apple Valley man killed his wife and their 5-year-old daughter, shooting them in the head before taking his own life.

01/21/2015

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Federal Judge Orders Archdiocese To Mediation With Abuse Victims

Last week, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced it was filing for bankruptcy amid lawsuits claiming sexual abuse by priests. Tuesday, they were in court to hash out some of the details.

01/20/2015

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Volunteers Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Service

While many attended events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, others decided giving back was another way to honor his legacy.

01/19/2015

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Police: 3 Bodies Found In Apple Valley Home

Police found the bodies of three people in an Apple Valley home Saturday. Neighbors called Apple Valley police Saturday afternoon after seeing bodies in a home on Ramsdell Drive at about 1 p.m. Police say they do not know how long the bodies have been there.

01/17/2015

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Family Of MN Man Accused Of Plotting African Coup Speaks

A Twin Cities man is accused of helping plot the attempted overthrow of an African country’s government. Papa Faal of Brooklyn Center is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. The 46-year-old is accused of secretly shipping guns from Minnesota to his native country of The Gambia in West Africa.

01/17/2015

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Mpls. VA Hospital Developes New Standing Wheelchair

The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Hospital has come up with a prototype of a standing wheelchair. They hope it will help paralyzed veterans live more productive lives. It’s not the first standing wheelchair, but this one has significant advances over previous designs.

01/16/2015

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Friends, Family Remember Man Killed By SPPD

St. Paul Police are releasing more information about the officer-involved shooting Wednesday that took the life of 24-year old Marcus Golden. Police were responding to a woman’s complaint about getting death threats in text messages from Marcus when they say he drove at them. Marcus was shot and killed.

01/15/2015

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Minneapolis Making Bid To Host College Football Playoff Title Game

Minneapolis will host the Super Bowl in 2018, and the NCAA Final Four the following year. Now, the state is looking for another big sports event. Monday night, officials were in Dallas, Texas, checking out the first College Football Playoff National Championship.

01/13/2015

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Nearly 60 Counts Against Wis. Couple For Alleged Bilking

A Wisconsin couple is facing almost 60 felony counts between the two of them.

01/09/2015

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‘Terrific Guy, Terrific Friend': Tom Reid Remembers J.P. Parise

Fans and friends of J.P. Parise are mourning the loss of a hockey legend. Gregg Pendy, a fan, said Thursday that he knew the best place to honor Parise, who died at his home Wednesday night. The place was Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub in St. Paul.

01/08/2015

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Jury Selection To Begin In Lawsuit Over Toyota Crash

Jury selection begins Wednesday in a lawsuit against Toyota on behalf of victims of a St. Paul crash that killed three people, injured others and sent one man to prison. Koua Fong Lee’s Camry rear-ended another family’s Oldsmobile at high speed in 2006.

01/07/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Reflects On Attending NYPD Officer’s Funeral

Police officers from the Twin Cities traveled halfway across the country to honor a fallen New York City officer. Officer Rafael Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were gunned down while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014.

01/02/2015

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Meet One Of The First Babies Of 2015!

While we welcomed the New Year, a Minneapolis woman was delivering her first child. Little Kaleah Williams was born at 12:17 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Her mom, Kathryn, went into labor around 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

01/01/2015

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Patrols Out In Full Force For New Year’s Eve

Police are out in force across the metro this New Year’s Eve, trying to prevent end-of-the-year tragedies. This is one of those nights when people tend to drink a little more than usual and many of them end up behind the wheel.

12/31/2014

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NE Mpls. Volunteers Honor First Responders With Huge Feast

Volunteers in northeast Minneapolis are taking time out of their holiday festivities to say “thank you” to first responders.

12/24/2014

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Daughter’s Early Birth Challenges Military Family

Sometimes a service member’s experience during deployment pales compared with what they go through when they return home.

12/24/2014

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Planning For Christmas With A Husband Deployed

During this Christmas season many military families are preparing for the holiday without their loved ones at home.

12/22/2014

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Big Lake Cemetery Vandalized, Crosses Stolen

Who would damage a Christian monument and steal crosses meant for veterans’ graves? That’s what investigators in Big Lake want to know after a group of vandals desecrated “Our Lady of the Lake” Catholic Cemetery in Big Lake, Minnesota.

12/22/2014

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Holidays Can Be Especially Tough For Military Families

Over the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.

12/19/2014

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Mpls. Police: Downtown Car Break-Ins Up 30%

inneapolis Police officers found an entertaining way to address a serious problem. The department made a video meant to warn people of the dangers of not securing valuables when shopping and parking downtown. “With it being Christmas, I mean they’re always expecting more gifts, more items to be in the car, so they’re out searching more,” said Officer Chad Nelson.

12/16/2014

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