Stories

The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 27,000 investigative stories.

Most of our stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center directly at 573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.

Search results for "Jacksonville" ...

  • The Best Care Crime Can Buy

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) reports on the level of health care provided to inmates in Florida correctional institutions and compares it to the health care acquired by the average Florida citizen; makes the case that inmates in Florida's prisons receive better care than the average citizen of the state, Nov. 19 - 22, 1991.
  • Getting away with murder

    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) finds that people who commit murder many times are not punished appropriately because of racism and an overcrowded criminal justice and prison system; finds that people who kill whites receive much longer sentences than people who kill blacks.
  • (Untitled)

    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) probes the factors involved in the mass killing of eight employees and customers of an auto loan agency by a Jacksonville laborer, Florida's worst mass killing, June 19 - 25, 1990.
  • WJCT/Rebman Investigation

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) reveals that "five percent of every piece of antique furniture sold through televised public fund-raisers at six PBS stations went directly into the pocket of the president and general manager of Jacksonville's PBS station, WJCT, Channel 7, instead of toward purchasing programming, as was advertised. The trustees of WJCT set-up a phony charity to stage the shows at their own and other PBS stations, as well as legitimize the pay arrangement to the general manager."
  • Toxic Nightmare on Main Street

    Family Circle explores toxic contamination in Jacksonville, Ark.; substantiates health risks because of environmental contamination; documents substantial hazard despite government officials' denial of risk, Aug. 14, 1990.
  • (Untitled)

    Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) reports possible links between Nassau County Sheriff and area drug dealers, Dec. 17, 1989.
  • Donald Biddle Resume Fraud

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) discovers a man used phony college degrees and general contracting licenses, a bogus military and financial background, and other false resume information to land two public jobs in Georgia and Florida, May 6 - 26, 1988.
  • (Untitled)

    In These Times (Chicago) details the dioxin contamination in Jacksonville, Ark.; tells how Agent Orange and a carcinogenic herbicide were produced at a factory there, and how thousands of barrels of hazardous waste remain at the abandoned factory site, March 1988.
  • (Untitled)

    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) looks at the Navy's base at Kings Bay, Georgia, for Trident submarines and D-5 missiles; discloses that the submarine and missile have not lived up to expectations, and that the base was over-funded so the Navy could speed through major construction problems, Aug. 28-31, 1988.
  • (Untitled)

    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) reveals the growing importance of the drug smuggling industry to the tiny Central American country of Belize, Sept. 9, 1985.