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Apartments from Hell in Austin

Apartments from Hell in AustinAustin housing advocates call problems with rental properties the worst they've ever seen, yet the KVUE Defenders uncovered resources to help tenants are dwindling.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Travis County's worst DWI offender in jail

Travis County's worst DWI offender in jailFrancisco Perez-Altamirano was arrested Nov. 3 by immigration services on a DWI charge.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Travis County's worst DWI offender bonds out, now missing

Travis County's worst DWI offender bonds out, now missingTravis Co.'s worst DWI offender bonds out, now missing
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Austin police officer talks about using lethal force

Austin police officer talks about using lethal forceOne Austin police officer has used lethal force in self-defense twice in his seven years in the department.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Defenders Investigation: Pet Medicine Safety

Defenders Investigation: Pet Medicine SafetyPet owners question the safety of a popular pet medicine. The FDA and drug company want to hear from people concerned.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Austin Resource Recovery leads auto crash payouts

Austin Resource Recovery leads auto crash payoutsA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered taxpayer-funded payouts involving auto crashes has increased.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Fire chief out of a job after employing family members

Fire chief out of a job after employing family membersThe chief of an emergency services district has resigned under pressure amid questions about his employment of two daughters and his future son-in-law.
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  • 1 month ago
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Despite council vote, settlement in police shooting not final

Despite council vote, settlement in police shooting not finalDespite council vote, settlement in police shooting not final
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  • 1 month ago
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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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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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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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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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State report recommends HHS Overhaul

State report recommends HHS OverhaulState report recommends HHS Overhaul
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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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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  • 2 months ago
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Travis Co. fire chief under investigation for nepotism

Travis Co. fire chief under investigation for nepotismA KVUE Defenders investigation has prompted an internal inquiry into whether a local fire chief has violated departmental policies in employing his two daughters and future son-in-law.
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  • 2 months ago
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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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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Supplement company under investigation

Supplement company under investigationA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered Herbalife, a popular nutrition company, is under investigation by federal regulators and a state attorney general over allegations it runs a pyramid scheme.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Software company bails on Travis Co., millions at stake

Software company bails on Travis Co., millions at stakeA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered a company hired to upgrade software for Travis County courts pulled out of its contract. Now, millions of dollars are at stake.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Schools remove unsafe helmets following KVUE investigation

Schools remove unsafe helmets following KVUE investigationA four-month KVUE Defenders investigation uncovers local high schools using football helmets considered unsafe, by a university study.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Scam targets Instagram users

Scam targets Instagram usersA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovers a scam targeting young Instagram users.
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  • 3 months ago
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Lawmakers take action to improve nursing home care

Lawmakers take action to improve nursing home careLawmakers Take Action to Potentially Improve Nursing Home Care
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Medication errors increasing in Texas nursing homes

Medication errors increasing in Texas nursing homesMedication errors increasing in Texas nursing homes
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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City waives millions in fees for UT, taxpayers' fees increase

City waives millions in fees for UT, taxpayers' fees increaseA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered that the Austin City Council is waiving millions of dollars in fees related to the construction of the new medical school at the University of Texas.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Sexual assault reports low for local universities

Sexual assault reports low for local universitiesA KVUE Defenders and Austin American-Statesman investigation reveals strikingly low numbers of reported sexual assaults to police at Central Texas college and university campuses.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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State finds widespread neglect at Austin nursing home

State finds widespread neglect at Austin nursing homeA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered wide-spread neglect inside an Austin nursing home following the death of one of its residents.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Austin's biggest parking scofflaw: Billion dollar firms

Austin's biggest parking scofflaw: Billion dollar firmsAn Austin city council member plans to take action following a KVUE Defenders investigation, which uncovered millions in unpaid parking tickets.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Despite cameras, more injured at Round Rock intersections

Despite cameras, more injured at Round Rock intersectionsA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered more drivers were injured in crashes at intersections in Round Rock with cameras than before the city installed them.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Dash cam video reveals controversial APD officer suspension

Dash cam video reveals controversial APD officer suspensionKVUE News and the Austin American-Statesman on Thursday obtained dash camera video from an incident that led to an officer's controversial suspension.
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Religious, business leaders call on immigration reform

Religious, business leaders call on immigration reformBusiness and religious leaders rallied in Austin Wednesday to compel lawmakers to act on immigration reform.
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Austin police take-home cars not frequently used in call-backs

Austin police take-home cars not frequently used in call-backsThe Austin Police Department gives hundreds of officers a car to drive to and from work each day should they be needed for an emergency during their off hours.
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Tax break loopholes costing county big money

Tax break loopholes costing county big money A joint KVUE Defenders – Austin Bulldog investigation uncovers more than $1 million in uncollected property taxes in Travis County due to improper homestead exemptions.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Regulator under scrutiny after nursing home neglect

Regulator under scrutiny after nursing home neglectA KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered an increasing number of nursing homes cited by state regulators for putting residents in danger and limited consequences for repeat offenders
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago