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  • Sex Offenders in Nursing Homes

    Our Fox 4 investigation discovered 200 registered sex offenders live in nursing homes, residential care facilities, and assisted living facilities in Missouri. Our statewide investigation revealed learned more than 95% of the offenders committed heinous crimes against children, including child molestation, aggravated sexual abuse, and sodomy. We learned Missouri law does not require these homes to disclose that registered sex offenders live in the facilities. There is also no state law requiring background checks on residents of these facilities.
  • Rhino Horn Trafficking in Missouri

    A WDAF Fox 4 investigation revealed Macon, Missouri, was the backdrop for one of the largest rhino horn trafficking operations in the county – an operation that netted nearly $1 million dollars.
  • Broken system fails abused animals in Dallas

    A FOX 4 Investigation uncovered that Dallas’s system to investigate animal cruelty is so broken, no one agency is tracking all animal cruelty cases from start to finish. Out of 4,000 animal cruelty calls received by Dallas in 2015, only 11 cases made it to the District Attorney for prosecution.
  • Broken system fails abused animals in Dallas

    A FOX 4 Investigation uncovered that Dallas’s system to investigate animal cruelty is so broken, no one agency is tracking all animal cruelty cases from start to finish. Out of 4,000 animal cruelty calls received by Dallas in 2015, only 11 cases made it to the District Attorney for prosecution.
  • Hey, Mr. Mailman!

    KDFW-TV in Dallas investigates registered sex offenders working for the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS admitted it "does not have a clear policy on offenders who become registered sex offenders." As a result, Postal officals in both Washington, D.C. and Dallas said "Fox 4 News found a weakness in their system" and began to investigate.
  • House of Hoard

    This FOX 42 Prime Assignment follows an Omaha woman who is battling the city over whether or not her trash-filled home and yard are fit for living. Hidden cameras spy on her as she rummages through neighbors' trash cans and court dates mount as she has almost 50 outstanding charges against her.
  • Texas Parole

    "Texas Parole Officers broke the code of silence and put their jobs on the line to warn the public. They came to the Fox 4 I-Team with frightening complaints about the ability to oversee dangerous criminals. One by one, officers came forward with claims of sexual harassment, mismanagement within the department and heavy caseloads. The I-Team found that the parole officers had so many people to supervise, they could not effectively watch parolees with lengthy criminal backgrounds."
  • Prescription for Trouble

    KDFW-TV "Fox 4 News in Dallas uncovered a dangerous and potentially deadly practice in one of the nation's largest drug store chains. Fox 4 News went undercover, to prove that the Eckerd Corporation allowed a 17-year-old teenager to fill prescriptions without proper training or supervision. This teen "Pharmacy Technician" was responsible for everything from antibiotics to Viagra. The I-Team investigation also showed that this could also be happening in other stores...."
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    WBFF-TV/Fox 45 News (Baltimore, Md.) gained access to the confidential world of juvenile court, finding an antiquated system set up for kids who play hooky, not youths who deal drugs; court is unable to handle the volume and severity of today's juvenile crime; system serves as little more than a preparatory school for adult criminals, May 12 - 14, July 20 - 23, 1992.