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  • IRE Feed 3, "Hot Stories and Cool Techniques."

    A compilation of 8 Stories: 1.) "License For Sale" KCBS, Los Angeles, Criminals and government employees illegally buying real drivers licenses. 2.) "Demon Drivers" WSMV, Nashville. 3.) "Ambulance Felons" KNXV, Phoenix, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians stealing credit cards from victim's homes and more. 4.) "Hunter Felons" WCCO, Minneapolis, Criminals with firearm hunting licenses. 5.) "Skin Peddler" WXYZ, Detroit, Underage dancers and prostitution. 6.) "Cash, Trash, and Politics." News 12 Long Island, Campaign finance money like with the garbage business. 7.) "Toxic Traffic" WJXT, Jacksonville, Hazardous material accidents and toxic waste dumps. 8.) "Military Secrets" WRAL, Raleigh, Military personnel can't sue for malpractice.
  • Pine Ridge Daycare

    WJXT uncovers abusive conditions at a Jacksonville daycare center. The Pine Ridge Child Care center owner's tow sons were working there - despite the fact both of them had criminal records. One of the sons was accused of fondling a child at the center. The authors also learned this daycare had a long history of violations that had been ignored by state authorities.
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    WJXT-TV spent several weeks following state health inspectors and found them slacking off - shipping, drinking and running a private business on taxpayer time. Even when they were working, they spent as little as 15 minutes inspecting day care centers or other businesses. A state official told WJXT-TV this had been going on for years and he had tried to put a stop to it but nothing happened. (February 1,2, 1996)
  • Not on the Menu

    WJXT investigation found nearly 400 Jacksonville area restaurants considered unsanitary by state standards. Investigation also found that inspectors hardly ever fine restaurants for health and safety violations, even after repeat citations. Inspectors were also unaware of a scoring system, based on their own reports, that the state uses to grade restaurants. (Feb. 2 - 3, 1995)
  • OSHA Series

    WJXT-TV reveals that the agency responsible for workerplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Adminsitration, had investigated fewer than one-third of all deaths during a three year period in Florida, even though federal law requires an investigation of all deaths, Nov. 28 - 29, 1994.
  • Teacher Series

    WJXT-TV found that about 200 teachers in Duval County had criminal records, including some who had drug, DUI convictions and an elementary teacher judged to be criminally insane. The series revealed that in many cases the school system knew about the records yet allowed him/her to stay in the classrooms. As a result of the series, the school system gave the local sherriff's office fingerprints of all its employees, Mar. 21 - 23, 1994.
  • Rebuilding totaled cars

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) reveals how some used car dealers rebuild totaled cars, sometimes going so far as to cut them in half and weld them back together, and sell them without informing buyers of their history; the fraud is both illegal and unsafe.
  • Minister trades in off-the-books boat sales

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) discloses a minister who got people to donate boats to his church; he borrowed money on the boats and then sold them to church members who were unable to obtain legal title because of the liens.
  • Florida's failed crackdown on deadbeat dads

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) reveals that despite attempts to crack down on fathers who don't pay child support, the problem has gotten worse; finds that more than 11,000 dads owe $10,000 or more in child support.
  • The Best Degree Crime Can Buy

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) looks at the costs and benefits of educating inmates in the state correctional institutions; a handful of vocational schools go into several Florida prisons to teach courses in data entry, auto body repair and brick laying; finds that state and federal tax dollars go to pay for college level correspondent course work, May 11 - 12, 1992.