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Tom Reopelle

Keeping Southern California listeners informed about the news and activities in San Diego County is important to KNX and who better to report the facts and figures than someone who lives there. In this case it’s Tom Reopelle, our San Diego News Bureau reporter. Mr. Reopelle has spent the majority of his life in San Diego, attending schools in National City and graduating from Sweetwater High School He also attended San Diego State University where he majored in broadcasting and journalism. Over the years Tom has worked for several stations in that city, including KSDO, KOGO and XTRA. In 1990 he began his association with KNX. For his on-air work Reopelle has received recognition from the Los Angeles and San Diego Press Clubs, as well as the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. In his spare time he likes sports, travel, and spending time with friends.

Image from an undated video posted on YouTube on Jan. 11, 2012, showing four soldiers urinating on dead Taliban fighters. (CBS)

SoCal Congressman: Don’t Court-Martial Marines Over Urination Video

The video — which has gone viral online — depicts four Marines standing in a semicircle and urinating on three men in traditional Afghan garb.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/18/2012

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All A Billboard? Commuter Train Cars Offer ‘Cool’ Ad Wraps To Cut Costs

The next time you see a commuter train rumbling through the Southland, it just might have a message for you.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/09/2012


’666′ Spray-Painted On Jehovah’s Witnesses Building In Latest Arson Fire

Authorities said the San Diego worship facility has been intentionally set on fire for the second time in 10 days.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/30/2011

Don Yoon (CBS)

US Gov’t To Pay Nearly $18M For Deadly Jet Crash In San Diego

Don Yoon’s wife, two infant daughters and mother-in-law were killed in 2008 when a Marine jet fighter crashed into their home near Miramar.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/28/2011

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Illegal Border Crossings Plunge, Drug Seizures Up Along US-Mexico Border

The number of immigrants crossing illegally into Mexico may have dried up, but business is still booming for drug smugglers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/13/2011

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Kids Gone Wild? County Opens Turkey Shoot To Youngsters

Feathers were flying in San Diego County on Friday after officials made a wild turkey shoot open to sport hunters of all ages.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/09/2011

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Charity Donates Albacore Tuna Used For Gov’t Research To Needy Families

A Southland charity defended its decision Monday to give away fish that had been previously used in government testing to feed those in need.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/05/2011

Marcos Manzano Sr. is serving six and a half years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Ex-Border Patrol Agent Sentenced For Harboring Drug-Dealing Illegal Immigrant Dad

Marcos Manzano, 27, was sentenced to 180 days in a halfway house and placed on two years of supervised release.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/02/2011

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SoCal Lawmaker Wants To Require College Coaches To Report Sex Abuse Charges

A Southland lawmaker unveiled proposed legislation on Wednesday that would protect kids at California colleges from sexually abusive coaches.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/23/2011

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Train-Hopping SoCal Woman Loses Arm, Toes After Night Of Drinking

A Southland woman trying to jump aboard a freight train after a night of partying is in the hospital recovering from surgery on Tuesday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/22/2011

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Tea Party: Protect SoCal Citizens, Businesses From ‘Occupy’ Violence

Tea Party members are calling on the city to provide more protection from what has become an increasingly unruly demonstration.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/15/2011

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SoCal Street Cart Vendors Hurting After ‘Occupy’ Group Splatters Blood, Urine

A pair of Southland street cart vendors are hoping to get some help from local residents after “Occupy” protesters vandalized their carts with bodily fluids.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/07/2011

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Security Beefed Up At Calif. Border Crossing Over Terrorism Threat

Authorities are warning of a potential threat to one of California’s border crossings with Mexico.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/04/2011

Julio Cesar Garcia (courtesy Escondido PD)

Police: SoCal Man Used iPhone For Thousands Of Upskirt Photos, Videos

An Escondido man is behind bars Friday on charges stemming from what police said is the most disturbing case of “peeping” they have ever seen

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/04/2011

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Group Caught Crawling Into US Via Abandoned Pipeline Returned To Mexico

It was a narrow escape for a group of immigrants who tried to enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico via an abandoned gas pipeline.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/03/2011