"A WVUE-TV investigation reveals a timeline that a government watchdog says needs to be probed by the FBI. Lee Zurik, the station's chief investigative reporter, requested and received emails that show a questionable relationship between a disgraced sheriff and a former FBI agent turned businessman. WVUE-TV uploaded all source documents to DocumentCloud."
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"However, a company whistleblower says PG&E never told homeowners and two years later many homes continue to leak. PG&E insists there is no danger because the leaks are small. In response, lawmakers and watchdog groups say the leaks should be fixed immediately."
"The investigation revealed that USDA knew for more than three years that their inspectors had grave concerns about the sale of moldy applesauce to the public, but the federal food agency didn’t put a stop to it."
An expired federal program aimed to benefit former logging communities means massive budget wholes for hundreds of schools and communities across the country, an investigation by California Watch found.
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The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, along with the Miami Herald and Florida NPR, has found that "since the collapse of the economy in 2008, Florida’s student population has become poorer each year, with almost all school districts in the state experiencing spikes in the number of kids who qualify for subsidized meals."
"The Center also found that children have become homeless at an alarming rate as well, with an 84 percent increase since 2007."
"An investigation by the Orlando Sentinel found that police cars in Florida are crashing at the astonishing rate of 20 a day, resulting, over a five-year period, in thousands of injuries and more than 100 deaths. The findings led to a three-part series, “Collision With the Law,” which began Sunday, Feb. 12."
"Rene Stutzman and Scott Powers used Florida crash data to identify more than 37,000 police car crashes from 2006-2010. The data, crash reports, traffic homicide files and interviews helped reveal officers were at least partly at fault a quarter of the time, but rarely faced tickets or ...Read more ...
In a special report from Reuters it has been found that at least two countries offer what is known as citizenship by investment, burgeoning programs that bestow on foreigners the benefits of being a citizen - namely, a passport - for a price. The main appeal for the wealthy, escaping taxes.
"A three-month investigation by the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale found almost 800 cops from a dozen agencies driving 90 to 130 mph on Florida’s highways.
The inquiry, using toll records, found that many officers weren't on duty but commuting to and from work in their take-home patrol cars." Following the Sentinel's report, many police agencies have started internal investigations.
Beth Cooper of The Daily Helmsman reports that after following rumors of alleged sexual harassment at the University of Memphis' Physical Plant department, larger problems within the administration arose. Freedom of Information requests show that administrators could not determine the validity or falsehood of the allegations or how to correct the situation, due to a possible faulty procedural process.
"Serious ethical questions are surrounding a pricey project to make some Kansas City school buildings more energy efficient. A 41 Action News investigation scrutinized the bidding process for an estimated $32 million project with Kansas City Public Schools and discovered that an Overland Park businessman who acted as a district adviser early in the process eventually founded his own company and won the contract."