We all get excited about leaving town and going on vacation, so we tend to tell everyone about it. But, a word of caution before spreading the good news. More>>
Real Purple Heart recipients tell the FOX 5 I-Team they are saddened, but pleased, that an accused Purple Heart faker now faces criminal charges. More>>
Retailers got the go-ahead to pass along some extra charges to you, but not without some rules attached. You might not have noticed them just yet, but you should be on the lookout. More>>
A man once hailed as a military hero was arrested on Wednesday. Former Holly Springs Police Officer Shane Ladner is accused of tricking people into thinking that he received a Purple Heart for being wounded in battle. More>>
Tonight at 10, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis shows how long it took a local sheriff to finally arrest a repeat horse abuser – even after state inspectors had spent years trying to stop the abuse! More>>
You may have noticed – or, at least heard – that mortgage rates are starting to inch up again. The I-Team's Dana Fowle is here to help you understand what this change means for home buyers right now. More>>
Governor Nathan Deal wants reform in the wake of a FOX 5 I-Team investigation and other news reports of how prosecutors spend seized drug money. More>>
The Internet offers that great opportunity to find a better price on a hard-to-find item. As soon as you see it, you want to snatch it up. But, not so fast!
She is the Senior Pastor of the Providence Church International in Conyers, but two different people linked to her church have taken her to court. More>>
If something goes wrong with your computer, who exactly will refund your money? The answer might surprise you!
Do you double check your medical bill before pay? You should!
A simple quest for an interview led to fireworks at the National Conference of Black Mayors convention in Atlanta. More>>
In one metro Atlanta city, some landowners get cited for broken windows or sagging ceilings, while identical violations at other houses get no tickets at all. More>>
What do major hotel chains, the IRS, and the business partner of a top rapper have in common? Court records show the National Conference of Black Mayors owes all of them money. Big money. More>>
A local man says Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Reed's ex-girlfriend got him fired from his city job. The man told the FOX 5 I-Team about the federal whistleblower lawsuit he's filed and why he wants the city to pay up. More>>
The Douglas County district attorney used seized drug money to take support staff to a north Georgia training conference designed for prosecuting attorneys. The FOX 5 I-Team followed along and found the four women didn't even register to attend the conference.
The FOX 5 I-Team has learned that Douglas County District Attorney David McDade is personally asking the GBI to investigate how money is spent in his office. More>>
Electronics like phones, TVs and computers are expensive. But there is a way to get a deal: buy them refurbished. That means used-- but fixed up to be "like new." FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle gives you some ideas about how to wade through what items are good to buy used, and which ones are better bought brand new. More>>
It's Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: hamburgers, pools, and yes-- big-time sales. This weekend marks one of the biggest for sales amongst retailers, and no matter where you shop, there's a good chance they're offering a deal. More>>
Americans are known for their pearly whites, but we pay for it—and it isn't cheap. If you have more than one child who needs braces, you have quite an expense on your hands—but FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle found some ways to make it a little more manageable.
How many bank accounts do you have? Most of us have a few. But it might be time to start paring down.
A government report shows that even though there are more women than ever in the work force, women still have a hard time saving for retirement. More>>
For decades, Atlantans have woken up to Tom Sullivan on their radios. But you might not know that he's also somewhat of an expert eBay seller, and he's got quite a story to tell. More>>
The FOX 5 I-Team found a pattern of payments and perks to one family by the local district attorney's office, and it's a pattern that has critics crying favoritism. More>>
Summer is a break for kids, but you still need to keep them busy. So you sign them up for camp, hoping to keep the kids entertained at a safe camp and all at an affordable price.
The amount of money many of us pay in taxes in a given year is often times larger than any purchase we'd make. Where does that really money go? Well, there is a way to find out. More>>
Some $5 billion in Medicare money each year goes to pay for ambulance rides to a doctor. An industry insider claims a lot of those rides are a waste of your tax dollars. More>>
It's pretty normal these days when you're apartment hunting to be asked to pay an application fee. Those fees can be pretty steep, and can be at least $50 for every application. More>>
We're always talking about the benefits of good credit when you make a big purchase. But, what if you don't have good credit and still need to buy a car? More>>
There is a businessman in metro Atlanta making quite a name for himself for computer repairs. But not for his great work, but rather for work that never gets done. More>>
If you get a PARKatlanta ticket, you know you'll have a hefty fine to pay. But we found not everyone has to pull out their wallet. More>>
Can you imagine getting as many as 10 phone calls a day, and all of them are the wrong number? A Henry County couple does know what that feels like. More>>
More and more people want to put solar panels on their home and sell power back to the power company. More>>
Thinking about buying a car? The state has clear rules that say what dealers can and cannot add to an advertised sales price. More>>
Just a few years ago, if you wanted to buy organic food, you really had to hunt for it. But now, nearly every grocery store has an organic section. More>>
FOX 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis says there's a second former Georgia soldier who pulled a similar stunt to win a free trip. More>>
A train crash at a veterans' parade has revealed the truth about a local man's supposed war record. More>>
Many of us buy used cars because they're more affordable. But, you want to make sure the price you're paying matches up to the car you're getting. More>>
It's time to start booking vacations, and that means renting a car may be a part of your getaway. But before you sign the dotted line, there are some things you should be aware of about renting a car.
April is Financial Literacy Month, so there's no better time than now to talk about how to dig yourself out of debt. FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has some sure-fire ways to get financially fit. More>>
With mortgage rates at historic lows, it has many people thinking about refinancing. Cutting your mortgage payment down sounds like a good idea, but, refinancing is not for everybody.
While federal agents pour over the videos with hopes of finding the bomber, they still have the painstaking job of reconstructing the deadly bombs. In crime scene pictures obtained by the FOX 5 I-Team, you can see remnants of a stainless steel cooking pot that agents quickly identified as a pressure cooker. More>>
The housing market is making a comeback, and that's great news. But, there is still some work you have to do to get buyers interested in your home. So, what can you do to make your home stand out against the others? More>>
A Georgia man who successfully delayed his child molestation trial for more than a decade is now running up big medical bills in jail and filing hundreds of sometimes bizarre complaints. More>>
The bomb that exploded at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon sent shock waves across the country. Crime scene photos obtained exclusively by FOX 5 Atlanta are the first look at what is left of the first deadly device. More>>
There are more renters in homes and apartments than ever before. But, according to national statistics, more than half don't have renter's insurance. More>>
Houses are selling again, and that's good news for many people. In fact, there aren't enough houses on the market for the number of buyers out there looking. More>>
Most of us are on alert for obvious fraudulent charges on our credits cards. But, what you are more likely to miss are what are called gray charges -- $5 here, $20 there – and it can go on and on. More>>
Federal agents raided the Florida headquarters of Universal Health Care, shutting down the offices and leaving hundreds of employees out of work. The move means 7,500 Georgians could potentially be without supplemental health insurance. More>>
Financial planning is more important than it's ever been. There are fears that Social Security won't be there when you need it, and companies rarely offer pensions anymore. More>>
The Rabun County district attorney promises justice will be served in an animal shelter scandal that attracted national attention. More>>
The Fulton County Commission has voted to spend $1.2 million to overhaul its aging elevators, promising to give employees and citizens a safer ride. More>>
Every year people pay too much to have tax returns prepared, and usually they are returns that can easily be done for free. But, if you really hate doing your own return, you might want to pay anyway – but only so much. More>>
Going to the grocery store is probably just one more thing on your to-do list. Grocers, on the other hand, take your each and every visit very seriously. The sales, even the lay out of the store, are designed to get you to buy more. More>>
Spring is just nine days away, so it's the time for shady vacation offers to starting coming in the mail. So, how can avoid being taken by these cheap, maybe even free, vacation offers? More>>
A Buckhead business the I-Team first exposed is now the target of a federal investigation. Watch Brokers dealt in pricey time pieces until investigators shut them down. So, what's happening to the millions of dollars customers want back? More>>
There are squabbles in Snellville over the mayor's money mess. Debt collectors are now garnishing the mayor's pay. More>>
It's March and the fiscal cliff fallout continues. If you haven't done your taxes yet, or even if you have, there are some retroactive rules you will want to know about. More>>
Authorities in Walton County have opened a criminal probe following a FOX 5 I-Team investigation into former Atlanta Braves star Otis Nixon. The hidden camera investigation caught Nixon taking cash with the false promise that his non-profit could get inmates paroled early. More>>
A famous ex-Atlanta Brave has been caught in a FOX 5 I-Team hidden camera investigation. Some people claim Otis Nixon used his baseball reputation to trick them out of as much as $1,000 each by falsely promising he could win early release for their loved one in state prison. More>>
What happens if you dropped your car off at the shop and you can't get your mechanic to finish the job? Or your truck is ready, but not at the price you originally agreed to pay? Is there anything you can do? More>>
Moving season is just ahead of us, and that means rogue moving companies are getting ready to try to get your business. More>>
Junk mail still comes in the mail, and it can be just as maddening as an inbox filled with unwanted solicitations. More>>
Some are calling it a boondoggle; a computer upgrade designed to streamline the secretary of state's web site has created backlogs and bottled up business people. More>>
Smuggled cell phones provide a raw look at the danger of life behind bars. The FOX 5 I-Team obtained video posted online showing a fight inside one of Georgia's most troubled prisons. More>>
Atlanta has opened an investigation of city supervisor's dismissed PARKAtlanta tickets. More>>
In this FOX 5 I-Team investigation, Randy Travis helps get justice for a local man who had his insurance money taken right from under his nose. More>>
Last summer was extremely hot, and it wasn't a good time to have an air conditioner break down. A young family found themselves in that predicament, and their home warranty turned out to be no guarantee at all. More>>
You may have been tempted to help a friend or family member by cosigning a loan for them, but is it really a good idea?
If you haven't tackled those taxes yet, we've got some information you want to know. It's a complicated maze trying to sort out what you can deduct and what you can't, but if you're wondering about deducting medical expenses, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle can help.
A Georgia prison inmate says smuggled cellphones have become so dangerous he vowed once released he'd try to do something about it. More>>
Atlanta city officials say the controversy sparked by a FOX 5 I-Team investigation of dismissed parking tickets for some high ranking employees is now a top priority. More>>
A FOX 5 I-Team investigation has found that the Chamblee City Council voted to cut its development department and replace the staff with a company the Mayor works for. More>>
If you're a fish and sushi lover, there is a good chance you might not be eating what you ordered. A recent investigation uncovered what it calls "widespread seafood fraud." More>>
There is new information on the FOX 5 I-Team investigation into ParkAtlanta dismissed tickets.City records show some city officials had parking tickets dismissed in court, but Senior FOX 5 I-Team reporter More>>
Later this year, the Georgia Department of Corrections hopes to roll out a jamming system to stop the demand for smuggled cell phones in state prisons. More>>
A man exposed in a FOX 5 I-Team investigation for practicing medicine without a license has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. More>>
The Federal Trade Commission has temporarily shut down a company it claims billed consumers to the tune of $25 million without their consent. More>>
There are new developments in a FOX 5 I-Team investigation into top city and ParkAtlanta officials' dismissed parking tickets.
Buying only products labeled 'Made in America' sounds good, but talking about it and doing it are two different things. Many labels and packages on U.S. shelves show foreign countries. What's harder to find is a 'Made in the USA' tag. More>>
FOX 5's I-Team examined nine months of ParkAtlanta tickets to find some top officials at the city and at ParkAtlanta whose tickets were dismissed. More>>
It's tax season and that means many of us are getting our paperwork together. Before you file, make sure you are not committing any tax blunders that can cost you money.
An Atlanta family says Medicare paid thousands of dollars for private ambulance rides they really didn't need.
With each generation of young people comes new drug slang. But in this case, what you don't know can hurt your child. Not only are the names new to parents, but the drugs they represent are new too. More>>
Circuit breaker panels aren't very interesting, and they're usually hidden away from view. But, they are a vital part of home safety. So what happens when instead of preventing fires, they start them instead? FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has a look in an investigation on circuit breaker panels that are in homes everywhere. More>>
Homeowners claim a local company is trying to get them to think that their tap water can be deadly. More>>
Valentine's Day less than 24 hours away and if you still haven't gotten your significant other that perfect gift, we have you covered! Good Day Atlanta has some last-minute gift ideas, all for under $35! More>>
Many parents buy BPA-free plastic because they think it's safer for their children. A new scientific study says that might not be risk-free after all. More>>
Next time you're at the grocery store, take a long look at the egg section. It's changed a lot in recent years. Eggs are back in favor, and now stores stock up on every kind you can imagine. What's so special about them? FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle asked the experts. More>>
American ingenuity is still a point of pride in this country, but some would-be inventors claim a Lawrenceville man tricked them out of their money and wasted their grand ideas. More>>
Sidney Johnson owns a minivan free and clear, but getting to that point was a bumpy ride. More>>
A battle over whether a highway safety device is unsafe is raging in courts across the country. A recently-unsealed whistle blower lawsuit claims that there are hundreds of thousands of defective guard rail heads across America's highways, including right here in Georgia. More>>