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  • Gov't: contractor running N. TX Job Corps is out

    Gov't: contractor running N. TX Job Corps is out

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:11 GMT
    The federal government says the contractor running the North Texas Job Corps is out -- the Department of Labor says it does not intend to extend the current contract.
    The federal government says the contractor running the North Texas Job Corps is out -- the Department of Labor says it does not intend to extend the current contract.
  • N. TX Job Corps enrollment halted following FOX 4 investigation

    N. TX Job Corps enrollment halted following FOX 4 investigation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:08:10 GMT
    The federal government is stepping in and halting all new enrollments at the North Texas Job Corps center just one week after a FOX 4 investigation.
    The federal government is stepping in and halting all new enrollments at the North Texas Job Corps center just one week after a FOX 4 investigation.
  • Investigation: Trouble at the Job Corps, part 2

    Investigation: Trouble at the Job Corps, part 2

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-08-06 11:19:43 GMT
    A FOX 4 investigation into a federal job training program hit a nerve, triggering a firestorm of emails and phone calls, and several sources have confirmed officials from the U.S. Department of Labor arrived on campus Tuesday. 
    A FOX 4 investigation into a federal job training program hit a nerve, triggering a firestorm of emails and phone calls, and several sources have confirmed officials from the U.S. Department of Labor arrived on campus Tuesday. 
  • Investigation: Trouble at the Job Corps

    Investigation: Trouble at the Job Corps

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:03:18 GMT
    The federal Job Corps program is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Taxpayers shell out almost $2 billion to train disadvantaged teens and young adults, but is all that training doing little more than draining the taxpayers?
    The federal Job Corps program is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Taxpayers shell out almost $2 billion to train disadvantaged teens and young adults, but is all that training doing little more than draining the taxpayers?
  • Judge declares mistrial in guardrail system case

    Judge declares mistrial in guardrail system case

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:44:25 GMT
    A federal judge in east Texas declared a mistrial in the case involving a controversial guardrail system manufactured by Trinity Industries of Dallas.
    A federal judge in east Texas declared a mistrial in the case involving a controversial guardrail system manufactured by Trinity Industries of Dallas.
  • Trial involving controversial guardrail system underway

    Trial involving controversial guardrail system underway

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:45:31 GMT
    A federal trial is now underway involving a controversial guardrail system.
    A federal trial is now underway involving a controversial guardrail system.
  • Investigation: Medicaid delays, denials

    Investigation: Medicaid delays, denials

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:51:28 GMT
    Texas children and the elderly are falling through the cracks when it comes to some lifesaving benefits.
    Texas children and the elderly are falling through the cracks when it comes to some lifesaving benefits.
  • Investigation - VA quality of care

    Investigation - VA quality of care

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-05-27 19:43:39 GMT
    FOX 4 has heard from hundreds of people concerning delays in treatment and quality of care at the North Texas Veteran’s Hospital.
    FOX 4 has heard from hundreds of people concerning delays in treatment and quality of care at the North Texas Veteran’s Hospital.
  • Investigation: New developments, new lawsuits regarding Trinity guardrail system

    Investigation: New developments, new lawsuits regarding Trinity guardrail system

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-05-21 03:30:03 GMT
    The state of Nevada will no longer use a controversial Texas-made guardrail system.
    The state of Nevada will no longer use a controversial Texas-made guardrail system.
  • Investigation: VA Hospital

    Investigation: VA Hospital

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-05-20 03:42:49 GMT
    The VA health care system has been accused of delaying care all over the country and in some cases, it is costing vets their lives.
    The VA health care system has been accused of delaying care all over the country and in some cases, it is costing vets their lives.
  • Investigation: Improper photography statute challenged

    Investigation: Improper photography statute challenged

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:28:02 GMT
    If you own a cellphone you probably take pictures with it but did you know Texas has a law on the books that says you cannot take improper photos? You can go to jail for it. But what exactly is improper?
    If you own a cellphone you probably take pictures with it but did you know Texas has a law on the books that says you cannot take improper photos? You can go to jail for it. But what exactly is improper?
  • Investigation - West recovery

    Investigation - West recovery

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-15 04:01:31 GMT
    The one-year anniversary of the West explosion is coming up this week, and some are questioning if we are any safer than we were a year ago.
    The one-year anniversary of the West explosion is coming up this week, and some are questioning if we are any safer than we were a year ago.
  • Investigation - Veterans' Charity

    Investigation - Veterans' Charity

    Friday, February 28 2014 7:06 PM EST2014-03-01 00:06:01 GMT
    The Texas Attorney General's Office is now investigating after FOX 4 exposed a local charity raking in millions of dollars.
    The Texas Attorney General's Office is now investigating after FOX 4 exposed a local charity raking in millions of dollars.
  • Investigation - Denton hospital lawsuit

    Investigation - Denton hospital lawsuit

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 11:27 AM EST2014-02-26 16:27:53 GMT
    A former employee is accusing a Denton hospital of not only neglecting a patient, but attempting a cover up after a man died in the emergency room.
    A former employee is accusing a Denton hospital of not only neglecting a patient, but attempting a cover up after a man died in the emergency room.
  • Investigation - Guardrail Whistle-blower Lawsuit Going to Trial

    Investigation - Guardrail Whistle-blower Lawsuit Going to Trial

    Monday, February 17 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-02-18 04:11:52 GMT
    A whistle-blower case involving a controversial guardrail system is heading to trail after a federal judge in East Texas declined to toss out the case.Trinity's Response is here:
    A whistle-blower case involving a controversial guardrail system is heading to trail after a federal judge in East Texas declined to toss out the case.
  • Investigation - Homeowner's insurance rates on rise

    Investigation - Homeowner's insurance rates on rise

    Monday, February 3 2014 11:53 PM EST2014-02-04 04:53:15 GMT
    Texas homeowners need to brace themselves -- insurance rates are going up, and not just for the major players.
    Texas homeowners need to brace themselves -- insurance rates are going up, and not just for the major players.
  • Law enforcement cracks down on inspection sticker fraud

    Law enforcement cracks down on inspection sticker fraud

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 11:32 PM EST2013-11-27 04:32:22 GMT
    A FOX 4 investigation into inspection sticker fraud recently triggered another bust in Tarrant County, where the Emissions Task Force raided a north side automotive shop -- the second one in recent months.
    A FOX 4 investigation into inspection sticker fraud recently triggered another bust in Tarrant County, where the Emissions Task Force raided a north side automotive shop -- the second one in recent months.
  • College graduates struggle with student loan spiral

    College graduates struggle with student loan spiral

    Monday, November 25 2013 10:00 PM EST2013-11-26 03:00:17 GMT
    Higher education is often considered the key to success, but many say the current student loan system gets a failing grade.
    Higher education is often considered the key to success, but many say the current student loan system gets a failing grade.
  • Investigation - Guardrail Families

    Investigation - Guardrail Families

    Monday, November 18 2013 9:10 PM EST2013-11-19 02:10:10 GMT
    Trinity Highway Products Statement           Trinity has a high degree of confidence in the performance and integrity of the ET-Plus® System, which we are proud to manufacture and sell under license from
    (Story includes Trinity Highway Products Statement)
  • Investigation: Hospital Death

    Investigation: Hospital Death

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 9:28 AM EST2013-11-05 14:28:51 GMT
    A Denton family is demanding answers after an emergency room trip turned tragic.
    A Denton family is demanding answers after an emergency room trip turned tragic.
  • Nurse aide caught on camera abusing woman pleads guilty

    Nurse aide caught on camera abusing woman pleads guilty

    Friday, October 18 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-10-18 16:06:24 GMT
    In May, FOX4 exposed how a hospice worker abused 98-year-old Minnie Graham. That nurse aide pleaded guilty in court to Injury to the Elderly on Thursday.
    In May, FOX4 exposed how a hospice worker abused 98-year-old Minnie Graham. That nurse aide pleaded guilty in court to Injury to the Elderly on Thursday.
  • Investigation: Vehicle Inspections

    Investigation: Vehicle Inspections

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-10-02 11:26:48 GMT
    Getting your car inspected is a hassle but it's the law. You've got to do it. It helps keep your car safe and the air cleaner. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the Dallas-Fort
    It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are driving around with fraudulent inspection stickers.  About one in six cars could be downright dangerous because of bad brakes or no tail lights.
  • FOX 4 Investigation: Food Stamps

    FOX 4 Investigation: Food Stamps

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 7:19 AM EDT2013-08-07 11:19:34 GMT
    Taxpayers are shelling out more than $8 billion a year in Texas for food stamps but that money does not always ends up with the families who need it most.
    Taxpayers are shelling out more than $8 billion dollars a year in Texas for food stamps but that money does not always ends up with the families who need it most.
  • Investigation - Tarrant County Auditor Report

    Investigation - Tarrant County Auditor Report

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-07-17 02:21:41 GMT
    Shoddy record keeping. A lack of administrative controls. No formal documentation. Those were just some of the comments coming from the Tarrant County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. Monday, Fox 4
    Fox 4 reported on a Tarrant County road project and allegations the county wasn't following its own rules.  The county's investigation is now wrapped up and it found no wrongdoing on the part of the contractor but plenty of changes recommended for the county.
  • Investigation - Tarrant County Concrete

    Investigation - Tarrant County Concrete

    Monday, July 15 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-07-16 02:44:30 GMT
    There are serious questions being raised about a construction project in Tarrant County and whether the county violated its own rules.
    There are serious questions being raised about a construction project in Tarrant County and whether the county violated its own rules.
  • Investigation - Sonogram School Refunds

    Investigation - Sonogram School Refunds

    Thursday, June 27 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-28 03:09:16 GMT
    Students who attended a sonogram career school in Fort Worth got a big surprise in the mail. The Texas Workforce Commission issued more than $100,000 in refund checks. "I almost didn't believe it was
    Students who attended a sonogram career school in Fort Worth got a big surprise in the mail. The Texas Workforce Commission issued more than $100,000 in refund checks.
  • Investigation - Tarrant County Fence Work

    Investigation - Tarrant County Fence Work

    Monday, June 17 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:37:31 GMT
    Taxpayers expect elected officials to spend tax dollars wisely and to be good stewards of the public's money. When Fox 4 got a tip that Precinct 1 in Tarrant County was working on private property, Fox
    Taxpayers expect elected officials to spend tax dollars wisely and to be good stewards of the public's money. When Fox 4 got a tip that Precinct 1 in Tarrant County was working on private property, Fox started asking questions.
  • Nursing Home Investigation - Families fight back

    Nursing Home Investigation - Families fight back

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 12:46 PM EDT2013-05-29 16:46:39 GMT
    Black eyes, bruises and a busted lip are not what most of us associate with a nursing home. When one North Texas family suspected abuse, they did not turn to regulators but technology. Statistics show
    Black eyes, bruises and a busted lip are not what most of us associate with a nursing home. When one North Texas family suspected abuse, they did not turn to regulators but technology. Statistics show
  • Investigation: Seller Beware

    Investigation: Seller Beware

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 10:23 PM EDT2013-05-01 02:23:55 GMT
    Sharon Spruill placed her faith in a nonprofit organization working out of her church. But she learned the fine print can later be a problem.
    Sharon Spruill placed her faith in a nonprofit organization working out of her church. But she learned the fine print can later be a problem.
  • Mercedes owners having problems with leaky fuel tanks

    Mercedes owners having problems with leaky fuel tanks

    Steve Noviello investigates problems with a leaky fuel tank in some Mercedes cars.
  • Dallas lawmaker wants homeowners insurance changes

    Dallas lawmaker wants homeowners insurance changes

    Friday, March 22 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-03-22 14:56:15 GMT
    The insurance protection you now have on your home may be a thing of the past if one Texas lawmaker has his way. Texas already pays some of the highest homeowner's insurance rates in the country. Now,
    Under current Texas law, damage due to natural causes or Mother Nature does not count against you if you file a claim on our homeowner's insurance.  But that could change.
  • Investigation: Airport security

    Investigation: Airport security

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 11:08 PM EST2013-02-21 04:08:36 GMT
    Security flaws at the Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport are raising serious concerns about safety and just who is being hired to work on airplanes. Some believe the flying public is at risk.
    Security flaws at the Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport are raising serious concerns about safety and just who is being hired to work on airplanes. Some believe the flying public is at risk.
  • Investigation: Guardrails

    Investigation: Guardrails

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 11:05 PM EST2013-02-14 04:05:23 GMT
    A whistleblower lawsuit is raising serious questions about a highway safety device that is supposed to help protect motorists.
    A whistleblower lawsuit is raising serious questions about a highway safety device that is supposed to help protect motorists.
  • Medical board reaches agreement with North Texas doctor

    Medical board reaches agreement with North Texas doctor

    Thursday, December 20 2012 10:47 PM EST2012-12-21 03:47:44 GMT
    The Texas Medical Board fined a North Texas doctor and restricted his license, but his former patients say he got off too easy.
    The Texas Medical Board fined a North Texas doctor and restricted his license, but his former patients say he got off too easy.
  • Investigation: Vets fight war at home

    Investigation: Vets fight war at home

    Monday, November 12 2012 11:00 PM EST2012-11-13 04:00:50 GMT
    Suicides are surging and prescription drug abuse has nearly tripled in recent years.  Many families blame the Veteran's Administration for not doing enough and are now demanding answers.
    Suicides are surging and prescription drug abuse has nearly tripled in recent years.  Many families blame the Veteran's Administration for not doing enough and are now demanding answers.
  • Investigation: Medical pickup problems

    Investigation: Medical pickup problems

    Monday, November 5 2012 10:20 PM EST2012-11-06 03:20:25 GMT
    Texas taxpayers are shelling out about $30 million annually to drive the state's sick and poor to the doctor. It is big bucks and big business but is the state getting its money's worth?
    Texas taxpayers are shelling out about $30 million annually to drive the state's sick and poor to the doctor. It is big bucks and big business but is the state getting its money's worth?
  • Is DART idling away your tax dollars?

    Is DART idling away your tax dollars?

    Wednesday, October 17 2012 11:48 PM EDT2012-10-18 03:48:10 GMT
    Mass transit is supposed to help curb air pollution but some Dallas homeowners believe the agency that is supposed to be helping is actually hurting the environment and idling away your tax dollars.
    Mass transit is supposed to help curb air pollution but some Dallas homeowners believe the agency that is supposed to be helping is actually hurting the environment and idling away your tax dollars.
  • Still no safety improvements at Garland gun range

    Still no safety improvements at Garland gun range

    Wednesday, October 10 2012 5:48 PM EDT2012-10-10 21:48:35 GMT
    The city of Rowlett is fired up again over the Garland Public Shooting Range. Its owner agreed to make changes after stray bullets allegedly hit a nearby neighborhood, but the work still isn't done.
    The city of Rowlett is fired up again over the Garland Public Shooting Range. Its owner agreed to make changes after stray bullets allegedly hit a nearby neighborhood, but the work still isn't done.
  • Investigation: HUD inspections

    Investigation: HUD inspections

    Monday, August 20 2012 10:00 PM EDT2012-08-21 02:00:24 GMT
    Buyers in the market for a home can find some smoking deals out there from the government. But those who are not careful could get burned.
    Buyers in the market for a home can find some smoking deals out there from the government. But those who are not careful could get burned.
  • Investigation: Road repair waste

    Investigation: Road repair waste

    Thursday, July 26 2012 10:52 PM EDT2012-07-27 02:52:15 GMT
    Fox 4 has uncovered allegations of government waste, bad roads and a possible cover-up at the Texas Department of Transportation. The allegation involves liquid asphalt used to resurface roadways
    Fox 4 has uncovered allegations of government waste, bad roads and a possible cover-up at the Texas Department of Transportation. The allegation involves liquid asphalt used to resurface roadways
  • Investigation: 911 Call Center Needs Rescue

    Investigation: 911 Call Center Needs Rescue

    Monday, July 16 2012 11:26 PM EDT2012-07-17 03:26:20 GMT
    When you pick up the phone and call 911, the last thing you expect is to be put on hold or get a busy signal. But insiders say it is happening at an alarming rate.
    When you pick up the phone and call 911, the last thing you expect is to be put on hold or get a busy signal. But that is what happened on July 4 when fire broke out in South Dallas. And insiders say it is happening at an alarming rate.
  • Ollie Futrell sentenced for Medicare fraud

    Ollie Futrell sentenced for Medicare fraud

    Thursday, June 28 2012 9:31 PM EDT2012-06-29 01:31:46 GMT
    A home health care recruiter is heading to federal prison after FOX 4 News exposed her wheeling and dealing with Medicare patients.
    A home health care recruiter is heading to federal prison after FOX 4 News exposed her wheeling and dealing with Medicare patients.
  • Investigation: Mortgage meltdown

    Investigation: Mortgage meltdown

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 10:36 PM EDT2012-06-28 02:36:51 GMT
    Imagine losing your entire life savings in one afternoon. It happened to a Garland couple and it is happening all over North Texas.
    Imagine losing your entire life savings in one afternoon. It happened to a Garland couple and it is happening all over North Texas.
  • National mortgage settlement sends relief to Texas homeowners

    National mortgage settlement sends relief to Texas homeowners

    Monday, June 4 2012 7:18 PM EDT2012-06-04 23:18:32 GMT
    Five major banks are shelling out more than $25 billion to help clean up the housing mess. It is the largest consumer financial protection settlement in history.
    Five major banks are shelling out more than $25 billion to help clean up the housing mess. It is the largest consumer financial protection settlement in history.
  • Questionable spending at the Dallas County Community College District Foundation

    Questionable spending at the Dallas County Community College District Foundation

    Monday, May 21 2012 10:01 PM EDT2012-05-22 02:01:01 GMT
    Fox 4 investigates a tip about the Dallas County Community College District Foundation's employee perks and other questionable purchases.
    Fox 4 investigates a tip about the Dallas County Community College District Foundation's employee perks and other questionable purchases.
  • AG investigating Aftermath cleanup company complaints

    AG investigating Aftermath cleanup company complaints

    Friday, May 18 2012 6:16 PM EDT2012-05-18 22:16:33 GMT
    The Texas Attorney General is now investigating complaints involving a death cleanup company following a Becky Oliver report. And the victims are also fighting back in a lawsuit.
    The Texas Attorney General is now investigating complaints involving a death cleanup company following a Becky Oliver report. And the victims are also fighting back in a lawsuit.
  • News Station Investigation: Medical board

    News Station Investigation: Medical board

    Monday, May 7 2012 10:04 PM EDT2012-05-08 02:04:28 GMT
    Top secret meetings, back-door deals and confidential complaints are all a part of the Texas Board of Medical Examiners.
    Top secret meetings, back-door deals and confidential complaints are all a part of the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. The state board is supposed to be policing doctors and protecting the public but some patients complain the system is a prescription for failure.
  • Investigation: Aftermath Complaints

    Investigation: Aftermath Complaints

    Some families complain one local company may be trying to clean up more than just the mess.
    A death clean up can be a gruesome job but there are companies that specialize in that service. They come to a family's rescue in a desperate time of need but some families complain one local company may be trying to clean up more than just the mess.
  • Investigation: Tort reforms limit options for some Texans

    Investigation: Tort reforms limit options for some Texans

    Thursday, April 26 2012 10:13 PM EDT2012-04-27 02:13:18 GMT
    Health care is a major issue in this presidential election. Everyone is trying to figure out how to pay for it without bankrupting our country.
    Health care is a major issue in this presidential election. Everyone is trying to figure out how to pay for it without bankrupting our country.
  • DeSoto doctor named largest healthcare fraudster in U.S.

    DeSoto doctor named largest healthcare fraudster in U.S.

    Tuesday, April 17 2012 4:22 PM EDT2012-04-17 20:22:59 GMT
    A DeSoto-based doctor is accused of defrauding the U.S. government of nearly $375 million in Medicare and Medicaid payments.
    A DeSoto-based doctor is accused of defrauding the U.S. government of nearly $375 million in Medicare and Medicaid payments.
  • Consumers Complain about Santander Consumer USA

    Consumers Complain about Santander Consumer USA

    Dozens of harassing phone calls, unauthorized bank drafts and questionable repossessions – those are just some of the accusations leveled against an enormous local auto financer.
    Dozens of harassing phone calls, unauthorized bank drafts and questionable repossessions – those are just some of the accusations leveled against an enormous local auto financer.
  • State Cracks Down on Sonogram School, Orders Refunds

    State Cracks Down on Sonogram School, Orders Refunds

    The Texas Workforce Commission is ordering a sonogram school to pay up and stop accepting new students, following a FOX 4 undercover investigation.
    The Texas Workforce Commission is ordering a sonogram school to pay up and stop accepting new students, following a FOX 4 undercover investigation.
  • Rowlett Seeks Temporary Injunction against Gun Range

    Rowlett Seeks Temporary Injunction against Gun Range

    The city of Rowlett is pulling out the big legal guns and taking aim at the Garland Public Shooting Range.
    The city of Rowlett is pulling out the big legal guns and taking aim at the Garland Public Shooting Range.
  • Rowlett Police Investigating Stray Bullets

    Rowlett Police Investigating Stray Bullets

    Rowlett police were called to two North Texas homes Monday night after owners complained their homes were hit by bullets. It is not the first time something like this has happened in the Rowlett neighborhood.
    Rowlett police were called to two North Texas homes Monday night after owners complained their homes were hit by bullets. It is not the first time something like this has happened in the Rowlett neighborhood.
  • Investigation: Plastic Surgery Nightmares

    Investigation: Plastic Surgery Nightmares

    A 28-year-old Dallas woman is recovering after being rushed to Baylor Hospital's emergency room. Her mother says her obese daughter just wanted to be pretty.
    A 28-year-old Dallas woman is recovering after being rushed to Baylor Hospital's emergency room. Her mother says her obese daughter just wanted to be pretty.
  • Dallas Woman Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    Dallas Woman Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    A Dallas woman may be heading to federal prison after a FOX 4 investigation exposed her wheeling and dealing with Medicare patients.
    A Dallas woman may be heading to federal prison after a FOX 4 investigation exposed her wheeling and dealing with Medicare patients.
  • Investigation: Sonogram School

    Investigation: Sonogram School

    We are in a jobs crisis. The good news is that many people are signing up for career schools, hoping to land a new job. But some North Texas students are learning a hard lesson.
    We are in a jobs crisis. The good news is that many people are signing up for career schools, hoping to land a new job. But some North Texas students are learning a hard lesson.
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