The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.
The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.More>>
There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements. More>>
The Georgia State Professor of Law and Ethics says Georgia citizens are facing a crisis of public confidence due to the unfolding drama at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. More>>
You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
Another child has been seriously injured in a residential elevator accident. This is a warning for any family renting a beach house.
The Governor sat down with Senior Fox 5 I-Team Reporter Dale Russell for his first television interview following allegations of strong-arming by a member of his staff. More>>
Six years after the I-Team first raised questions about Dr. Nathaniel Johnson's medical practices, the noted OB/GYN and cosmetic surgeon pled guilty to Medicaid Fraud and aiding the unlicensed practice of medicine. More>>
Saving money should be a no-brainer. We know it's the right thing to do, but it can be really challenging for a lot of us. What if you were tricked into savings? More>>
The woman at the center of the controversial Governor Deal campaign finance investigation is fighting back.
The woman at the center of the controversial Governor Deal campaign finance investigation is fighting back.More>>
When you put a credit freeze on your credit report what exactly are you doing? For the most part, it blocks access to your personal financial information, but there are exceptions. More>>
Of all the questions that have surfaced in the death of Cooper Harris in his father's hot car, the biggest is the most simple: how could Ross Harris not notice his son in the back seat?
A Lamar County woman claims a for-profit hospice company took advantage of her dying husband, pocketing thousands of Medicare dollars without ever showing up to help. More>>
Millions of GM car owners are filling dealerships to have a faulty ignition switch replaced, but there are long wait times for appointments. While you wait, the weeks, sometimes months for your turn, did you know that you can get a free rental car? More>>
A Fox 5 I-Team investigation into a troubled organic farm has caused a stir among longtime farm-to-table growers. A farm that admits it broke its promises to popular restaurants all over metro Atlanta. More>>
A private school in Snellville keeps getting a failing grade in one important subject: paying its teachers.But how is that possible when Integrity Christian Academy collected a big chunk of tax money? The bigger question: where did it go? More>>
For a few years now, big name sponsors like Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific, as well as stars like Dionne Warwick, have donated time and money to a big, splashy, annual fundraising event. But, when you get past the lights and cameras, you're left to ask: Where is that money going? More>>
The battle over Atlanta Municipal Court judge's 4 day work week has taken a new twist.
The FDA recalls products either because they're considered defective or potentially harmful, but it's information. If you want to keep track of FDA recalls, check out Flickr.
The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees alleging retaliation stemming from an investigation into complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal. More>>
The beginning of summer often means the start of summer fitness workouts. But how about a twist this year with a financial fitness challenge? Here's a four-week plan to trim your expenses but fatten your savings.WEEK ONE: Set goals and put them in a timeframe.
A national auto lender faces millions of dollars in fines. And, there could be many people from Georgia affected and possibly due refunds. The FTC charges that a company out of California called Consumer Portfolio Services used "illegal tactics" when selling and collecting on loans. More>>
Members of a Snellville church discovered a secret about the pastor they recently hired, an ex-con still on probation for stealing $23,000 from another church leader in Florida. More>>
The credit reporting bureaus may be heavy handed when dinging your credit over medical debt, according to a new government study. If that's you, then you have company. Let's take a look at how big of a deal unpaid medical bills are in America.
May 29th is National 529 College Savings Day. It's a reminder why it's important to look into the state's "Path2College 529 Plan" for college savings. More>>
Food prices started to climb in February and they are continuing to squeeze wallets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the type of increase we haven't seen since 2011. More>>
We hear all the time about tax breaks handed-out to help build manufacturing plants, bring movies to town, and even construct sports stadiums. But, should developers in one of the hottest real estate markets in Georgia get tax breaks? More>>
There is a new feature on your iPhone that you'll want to know about. You might find it helpful, or you might find it just another invasion of your privacy.
Any way to make fresh veggies last longer or to help leftovers keep a few more days is a good thing, right? Storage containers are now made with something that's supposed to help that happen. But before you buy, hit pause. More>>
Since the 2008 market crash money experts over at Oxygen Financial say too many folks started dipping into their 401K to make ends meet. The Atlanta finance group says it's rarely a good idea. More>>
You read and hear a lot about families making more things from scratch either for environmental or health reasons or to just save money. But is it worth?
An Atlanta family claims a luxury kennel confused the medication for their two dogs, leaving one with renal failure that ultimately led to her death. More>>
Keeping up with technology is one thing. Keeping up with what your kids are using is even more challenging. Since they are on the front end of trends let's get you up to speed on some apps that they might be using that you'll want to know about.
They call them - Code Red. Potentially dangerous fires set by inmates inside the Fulton County jail. The I-Team has found what some call an alarming number of jailhouse fires during the past year. Fires that have never been made public until now. More>>
Brand new Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner didn't take long to clear the air and clear the decks. On his second day on the job, Fortner fired office manager Tammie Agan and three others. More>>
Buying apps is so easy. You see something appealing, click on it, and in no time, you own it. Those quick clicks recently left Android users without anything to show for it: an app that didn't work. More>>
It's against the law to pass a school bus loading or unloading children, but an I-Team investigation revealed it's still a very dangerous problem that happens every day.
This is the complete Fox5 I-Team interview with then-Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby that took place July 10, 2012.
A veteran Atlanta Fire Captain told a 911 supervisor not to send the department's elite fire rescue squad to any fires during his shift. Why would he do it? More>>
When you shop for a used car the top of your list is likely getting a good car at a good price. But, the deal is no good if you don't walk away with all of the right paperwork.
For years, crooks have targeted innocent owners hoping to sell their dirt bike on Craigslist. The scam was clever and it's been spreading. One victim shows Fox 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis how he fought back and outwitted the bad guys.
A political newcomer is trying to make a name for himself. Well, a new name. Branson Wright, is running for State House, 39th district. But, an I-team investigation found Branson Wright was born Courtney Wright.
For three years running, Georgia led the nation in bus stop accidents. This meant children were getting hurt or killed by drivers while simply trying to catch a school bus. So, school systems started fitting buses with cameras to catch drivers who don't stop for children loading and unloading. But, is it working? More>>
Trial is set May 12 in Rabun County for a case uncovered by the Fox 5 I-Team that continues to trouble animal lovers across the country. Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby faces 60 counts including theft by taking, theft by deception and racketeering. More>>
With a stroke of the governor's pen, a new law that could help protect your identity now goes into effect. Republican State Senator John Albers says his bill, now law, will prohibit public disclosure of private information in court documents.
There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
Thinking about vacation is a lot of fun. Thinking about what it'll cost you is not so fun. Here are some ideas for cutting costs. More>>
April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit. Let's start with two questions: Do you know how much you spend each month? How much of your check should you save? More>>
Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
We have two warnings coming from the IRS. The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers. More>>
Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
It is a major development in the GBI investigation of long time Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.
The FOX 5 I-Team is going to bat for a woman whose dispute with a personal care home owner has left her bedridden. More>>
A new study reaffirms what financial experts keep saying: Payday loans are simply a bad idea. They trap the already financially vulnerable. In Georgia, payday loans are illegal, but people still get taken. More>>
With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard.
The idea is to take rundown houses in decaying neighborhoods, turn them around with tax dollars and inject new life into a community. More>>
Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or, maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? many of us do but few of us file a complaint. More>>
This tax season the FOX 5 I-Team will have some of your pressing tax questions answered by our go-to tax expert, Bill Nemeth.
A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested. More>>
A Marietta company exposed in a Fox5 I-Team hidden camera investigation last year has been ordered to pay $847,480.
Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
The Fox 5 I-Team has learned one of the four people accused of leading police on a high speed chase last week had just made parole after staying in touch with friends on the outside through Facebook. More>>
If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
The Atlanta City Council has voted to pay around $10 million to cover certain construction costs to food vendors at the airport. More>>
Desperate family members of Georgia inmates claim an ex-con took their money and dashed their hopes.
We analyzed five years worth of mandatory reporting data. More than 300 real handguns or rifles discovered. Watch our investigation and search the data for yourself. More>>
Georgia inmates use smuggled cell phones to plot crimes on the outside. The Fox5 I-Team gets an exclusive look at how authorities are using technology and boots on the ground to fight back.
Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
A Suwanee company called Parole Advocates says exactly what desperate family members hope to hear: there's a way to help their loved one get out of prison early.
Rabun County prosecutors dropped a bombshell in an animal shelter scandal first uncovered by the Fox5 I-Team. Authorities suggested a possible motive for the former animal shelter director.
We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price. More>>
It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name. But these days, with so much of our business generated on the faceless internet, it's easy for one person's identity to get mixed up with someone else's. More>>
It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem? More>>
With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies. More>>
The state promised action after seeing an I-Team investigation on the hidden dangers of residential elevators, and the Insurance Commissioner has delivered.
Here's the story of one very frustrated Douglas County woman. She keeps getting tickets in the mail for grabbing free rides in the HOT lanes. Only, she says she doesn't use the HOT lanes -- at all. More>>
On a rainy Monday morning, hundreds line up at the Atlanta Municipal Court. Most of them made the trek for the same reason; to resolve a traffic ticket. But it turns out some made the trip for nothing. More>>
He came into church with promises of riches for Bishop Eddie Long's congregation.He left with nearly a million dollars in investments, and according to a lawsuit, nearly all of it was lost. More>>
Before you toss out or sell your old phone, the I-Team's Dana Fowle has some useful recycling tips to pass along. More>>
The FOX 5 I-Team found that millions of dollars of materials are gone from local libraries. More>>
If you're putting your house on the market, it's time to get it into shape. And there is a way to do it with inexpensive fixes that can make your home pop without crushing your wallet. And it all starts More>>
A debt consolidator responsible for helping people climb out of debt has closed down. And, when their doors shut, so did their communications with consumers who trusted them with their money. More>>
We always hear that small expenses can really add up, but sometimes that's hard to visualize. So, we've found a way that just might do the trick: The Rule of 752. What's that? It's about helping you More>>
OK, listen up. If you haven't received a pitch yet for what is being touted as a great, new investment opportunity. Well just wait, you probably will.
After a wedding it's the wedding picture that really holds the special place after the event. Massa Hoff wanted the pictures to be right. After all she made the poor 'fella' wait long enough.
Along with the New Year, we can expect new and more expensive prices for things like groceries, healthcare and of course, postage.
An alert from FOX 5's I-Team about a new scam e-mail making the rounds. This time you might think you're getting an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office. Not quite. More>>
The owner of a tax preparation service exposed by the Fox5 I-Team will spend more than nine years in federal prison. More>>
After surviving Katrina, when a March storm came through damaging her roof, Terrylynn Pierre figured she'd fix it and move on -- not a big deal. Sadly, she was very, very wrong.
Governor Nathan Deal wants more transparency and accountability in Georgia's complex laws dealing with seized drug money. More>>
Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of two Stephens County men accused of trying to manufacture ricin wanted to target Washington, D.C. and Mexican immigrants. More>>
A law enforcement informant testified that two north Georgia men were involved in serious conversations about plotting against the federal government. More>>
A bitter internal investigation of the mayor of Johns Creek has come to an end. More>>
It's unfortunate, but happens all too often. More and more, senior citizens find themselves of predatory scams. But, why? More>>
A prosecutor says two Georgia men plotted to make poison to use against government officials and federal buildings, while defense attorneys said the pair were simply talking big but committed no crimes. More>>
Two members of a Georgia militia are on trial in Gainesville, Ga. on charges they plotted to make and spread ricin in Atlanta and other major cities. More>>
Going to see your favorite movie can cost you big. In some cases, a single ticket can cost upwards of $17.00.
FOX 5's in-house CFA volunteers worked with them to rescue the bride's diamonds from a now closed jewelry store. More>>
Recently there's been a national spike in the trend of more sons and daughters moving back in with their parents than at any time since the 1950's. More>>
Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints here in the U.S. So, it's that much more important to keep your personal information… well… personal. More>>
It's been a big year for our FOX 5 Call For Action team. With more than a dozen volunteers, Call For Action has helped viewers get money back from bad car repairs to sorting out warranties.
The Attorney General's Office says an out-of-state pay lender is operating illegally in Georgia by offering loans with crushing interest rates of up to 340 percent. More>>
There have been some frightening headlines in the last few weeks concerning customers being shocked – one person electrocuted – by their knock-off iPhone charger. More>>
I-Team's Dana Fowle looked into the story of a woman whose utility bill became so confusing that event the utility company had trouble figuring it out. More>>
Residential elevators are in many newer homes. They're not just for the rich. With an aging population and houses built up, not out, elevators are becoming more common.
After Hurricane Sandy, flood-damaged vehicles started washing up, and con men then started cleaning them up. Often those saltwater-soaked automobiles are sold to unsuspecting customers who think they're a run-of-the-mill used car. More>>
Another former Gwinnett County inmate has joined a federal lawsuit claiming jailers subjected him to "sadistic pain." More>>
Many use the website overstock.com for online shopping. The site is so popular, that the Better Business Bureau says lots of sites are using the word "overstock" in the name to confuse you. More>>
Georgia is cracking down on a locksmith company after allegations of them taking advantage of its customers. More>>
Customers of a troubled solar panel contractor claim he's been far more naughty than nice. More>>
Lydia Walker's experience with a car repair shop led her to filing a complaint with a car manufacturer, and volunteering to help Call For Action.
What can you do in 44 seconds? It may not seem like a lot of time; but, according to a new study, every 44 seconds a vehicle is stolen. Georgia is one of the top 10 states. More>>
An outside investigation has cleared the Stockbridge city manager. He was accused of pretending to be a cop while stopping a trucker in South Georgia. More>>
Because the budget slashing sequestration, the Department of Defense stopped sending its military aircraft to air shows. More>>
It's pretty normal now to use "Square" to pay for a purchase. It's a card reader that attaches to a smartphone. Shoppers love the convenience of not carrying cash.
A county police officer is questioned for drinking and driving. But, rather than get a DUI, he walks away with a demotion. More>>
People in Toccoa say you can't understand their situation until you take a deep whiff of what they have to smell. More>>
A controversial Hindu preacher with a penchant for suing disillusioned followers has returned to Atlanta in handcuffs. More>>
A campaign season loan made to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is raising a number of questions. More>>
The credit bureaus are looking into a new way to measure your credit rating. The big three are always trying to figure out what kind of credit risk you are. More>>
Before diving into the wide world of online dating, here's a cautionary tale from one who paid a high price in his search for love.
Wouldn't it be nice to manage some of your debt a little better? There are a few ways to do it. A company like CredAbility can help!
A home dehumidifier once rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports is being pulled from shelves everywhere. It's at the manufacturer's request. More>>
Some of you have been looking at airline tickets so that you can head out over the holidays, but it is always a gamble trying to figure out when to get the best price. More>>
Too many families can no longer afford to buy four new tires, so they've turned to an alternative way of getting them. It's called ‘tire rental.' More>>
The Children's Wish Foundation in Sandy Springs has collected money for wishes for more than 25 years. A FOX 5 I-Team investigation raises disturbing questions about just who this longtime Atlanta-based charity really helps the most. More>>
Layaway is back for the holidays, but this year, there are some changes. FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle got the scoop on how big box retailers have tweaked their programs. More>>
A former Holly Springs officer accused of faking his Purple Heart was involved in a surprising celebration. More>>
Wherever you go, you can see businesses these days going "green." We carry recycled grocery bags, buy organic food and wear eco-friendly clothes. More>>
Holiday shopping season is here, and lots of people are already well on their way to finishing that list. But if you start too early, there can be a downside, and it's all about the ability to return a gift later.
Have you ever made a big apartment mistake? The FOX 5 I-Team has three rules to help you avoid an apartment nightmare-- and the contacts you need if you're already in one. Just click here! More>>
Apartment complaints can often be settled by simply discussing your concerns with the landlord. If that doesn't work, though, you may want to seek help from your local code enforcement office or county health department. Click here to find out who to contact.
We've already seen first-hand evidence that winter is on its way—but is your house ready yet? If the answer is no, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle's ways to stay warm and save you cash might be just what you need. More>>
Georgia recently gave a California-based electronics company the boot. State officials say Techsmart took advantage of soldiers with "military financing."
According to the finance blog Mint.com, consumers will collectively spend more in the last five weeks of the year on gifts than was spent the first 47. More>>
For lots of people, sticking to a budget is like sticking to your diet. It's tricky-- but there are ways to make it easier.
A growing number of metro counties are targeting convenience stores in the battle against meth addiction. More>>
City of Atlanta fire inspectors are supposed to make sure you're safe from fire, whether it's an outdoor festival or an indoor nightclub. But our FOX 5 I-team found some city inspectors are working extra jobs for the very same nightclubs their office inspects.
The State Ethics Commission is calling for a state investigation of its own staff. More>>
The law firm that took the wrong man to court over mistaken identity has tracked him down again. More>>
Home elevators are being installed in more homes lately, but they don't have the same safety features as those in commercial buildings and it is cause some children to get hurt or even die. More>>
A former Henry County police officer accused of risqué behavior with some of her coworkers claims that she's the real victim. More>>