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Appraiser mistakes contributing to soaring house prices

Appraiser mistakes contributing to soaring house pricesA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered mistakes made by appraisers could be adding to Austin's soaring home prices.
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Lost on the line: When 911 can't find you

Lost on the line: When 911 can't find youA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered 911 call centers often can't locate people using cell phones, even though their carriers know customers' exact locations.
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New details in controversial police shooting from witness account

New details in controversial police shooting from witness accountOn the afternoon of July 26, 2013, Austin police detective Charles Trey Kleinert shot Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. after a brief struggle under a Central Austin bridge. The struggle began after a confrontation at a bank.
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Volunteers want dog-walking changes at Austin Animal Center

Volunteers want dog-walking changes at Austin Animal CenterVolunteers at the Austin Animal Center say dogs are kept in their kennels for more than a day between walks, and are calling on the city to make a change.
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Deadbeat car dealerships in Texas

Deadbeat car dealerships in TexasThe KVUE Defenders uncovered an increasing number of car dealerships losing licenses to sell after the dealerships failed to give customers everything for which they paid.
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Dangerous dams in Texas

Dangerous dams in TexasA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered an increase of Texas dams in poor condition. For one Bastrop County neighborhood, it's just a matter of time before disaster strikes.
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Texas lemon car complaints rising

Texas lemon car complaints risingA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered the number of lemon car complaints is soaring in the state, and one manufacturer leads the pack.
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Security flaw uncovered at Bastrop courthouse

Security flaw uncovered at Bastrop courthouseA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered a security flaw at the Bastrop County courthouse, putting staff and the public at risk. The county has known about the issue for years, but had done little to address it.
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Apartments from Hell 2

Apartments from Hell 2A KVUE Defenders investigation uncovers Austin renters increasing living in apartments riddled with code violations, yet still receiving millions of dollars from taxpayers.
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Central Texas' luckiest lottery spots

Central Texas' luckiest lottery spotsWe spent months shifting through Texas Lottery Commission data to find the luckiest stores in Central Texas.
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Nursing home sexual assault claims

Nursing home sexual assault claimsRecords show few are ever substantiated by the state, raising questions into whether the investigators do enough to protect victims.
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KVUE Defenders help get veteran benefits

KVUE Defenders help get veteran benefitsA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered the nation's most vulnerable veterans are experiencing an increase in delays getting their benefits.
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TxDOT, Xerox meet with legislator over billing problems

TxDOT, Xerox meet with legislator over billing problemsAfter countless complaints from viewers, TxDOT and Xerox sat down with a state lawmaker Thursday, looking for ways to fix the troubled toll-billing system.
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TxDOT director responds to toll complaints

TxDOT director responds to toll complaintsThe state's top transportation chief responded to complaints on Wednesday involving problems with toll billing mistakes.
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Bouncers cause critical injuries due to lack of training

Bouncers cause critical injuries due to lack of trainingBar bouncers are generally hired to help keep the peace, to break up fights and to eject rowdy or drunk customers.
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Austin's Drinking Problem

Austin's Drinking ProblemPeople in Austin drink more than other city in Texas, and not just by a little bit.
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Daycare dangers

Daycare dangersWhether by choice or necessity, the National Center for Education Statistics found 57 percent of preschool children in the U.S. receive some type of care outside their home.
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Defenders Special: State of Neglect

Defenders Special: State of NeglectA KVUE Defenders investigation reveals a dramatic rise in elderly abuse inside Texas nursing homes.
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Governor's mansion fire remains unsolved

Governor's mansion fire remains unsolvedMore than six years after someone burned the governor's mansion to the ground, the crime remains unsolved even though the arsonist was caught on camera.
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The Cost of Troubled Minds

The Cost of Troubled MindsA seven-month KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered a crisis in Texas involving the treatment of the mentally ill. Lack of resources, outdated facilities and a shortage of healthcare professionals cost state taxpayers millions of dollars and put a vulnerable...
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Defenders Investigation: Dangerous gas pipes

Defenders Investigation: Dangerous gas pipesAn Austin father died in 2012 when his home exploded following a gas leak. Two years later, those same gas pipes remain across the country.
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Doctor claims illegal arrest over police chief's affair with his wife

Doctor claims illegal arrest over police chief's affair with his wifeA doctor is suing the city of Kyle and police chief Jeff Barnett, claiming the chief illegally had him arrested in 2012 because he was having an affair with his wife.
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Legislation filed to fix mental health worker shortage

Legislation filed to fix mental health worker shortageMental health advocates are praising new legislation filed by Sen. Charles Schwertner of Georgetown.
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Commission recommends eliminating state nursing home regulator

Commission recommends eliminating state nursing home regulatorBig changes may be coming to the state agency responsible for regulating nursing homes. A special commission recently recommended dissolving the Department of Aging and Disability Services.
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Defenders: Distracted Driving

Defenders: Distracted DrivingTX DOT studies show traffic fatalities linked to some form of cell phone use increased almost 50 percent from 2006 to 2010. Two men shared their stories to make you think differently about what you do when you're behind the wheel.
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Court to implement changes following KVUE investigation

Court to implement changes following KVUE investigationTravis County Pretrial Services plans to change the way judges receive defendants' criminal histories before setting personal recognizance bonds.
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Dangerous chemicals stored near Texas schools

Dangerous chemicals stored near Texas schoolsA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovers dangerous chemicals stored near hundreds of Central Texas schools.
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Data shows increase in runway incidents in Texas

Data shows increase in runway incidents in TexasNewly uncovered data from a USA Today investigation shows an 80 percent increase in runway incidents throughout the country from 2003 to 2013.
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City to take action on 'House from Hell'

City to take action on 'House from Hell'A KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered a south Austin home riddled with code violations and city staff taking months to address the problem.
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Court software problems could cost taxpayers more

Court software problems could cost taxpayers moreA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered a software system Travis County purchased to manage its court cases is not only on hold, but it could cost taxpayers more money than anticipated.
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