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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Sheriff Shows Think Tank How The Twin Cities Combats Violent Extremism

The second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.

02/25/2015

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Twin Cities Rental Market Bucking Nationwide Price Spike

As rent prices spike across the country, apartments in the Twin Cities could be bucking the trend.

02/20/2015

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Senate Committee Discusses Restoring Voting Rights For Felons

Hundreds were expected to pack the hearing room at the State Capitol in St. Paul Thursday as the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee discussed whether convicted felons should have their voting rights restored.

02/19/2015

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Washington Post Questions Racial Equality In Minneapolis

An article in the Atlantic Magazine praising Minneapolis for its high employment, prosperity and affordable housing is under attack. The Washington Post responded with an article asking the question, “If Minneapolis is so great, why is it so bad for African Americans?”

02/18/2015

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Police: Wayzata Teacher, Coach Arrested For Child Porn Dies

A 52-year-old man arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography died late last month, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department said the man, identified as Jeffrey Todd Miller, was a teacher and coach in the Wayzata School District.

02/17/2015

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Lawmakers Aim To Update Constitution For Data Privacy

State lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would protect personal data from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant.

02/16/2015

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Season’s Lack Of Snow Shouldn’t Hurt Farmers

More than 60 percent of Minnesota has less than two inches of snow cover. That’s causing climatologists to keep a close watch.

02/12/2015

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Family Remembers Teen Son Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

A suspected drunken driver is accused of killing a teenager who had a bright and promising future. Police say a truck driven by 34-year-old Charles Hendricks crashed into a car Monday night in rural Sandstone. Hendricks is in fair condition at North Memorial Hospital.

02/11/2015

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Robbinsdale Restaurant To Sell Tickets For Meals

A Minnesota restaurant thinks it has the solution to waiting in line for a table.

Next week, Travail in Robbinsdale will become the first restaurant in the state to sell tickets.

02/10/2015

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New Hope City Council Holds First Meeting Since Shooting

New Hope city council members returned to city hall Monday night for the first time since a gunman opened fire during a meeting. Two police officers were shot as they left the council meeting in the incident two weeks ago.

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St. Cloud Gamer ‘Pranked’ With SWAT Team Raid

A Minnesota man says his family is lucky to be okay after a dangerous prank sent armed police to his house. It’s called swatting. Callers fake an emergency to get police to respond to an innocent person’s home.

WCCO-TV–02/06/2015

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MPD Helps Foil Stolen Electronics-For-Meth Pipeline

A drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.

01/31/2015

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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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