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  • Investigations

    Friday, Jul 19, 2019

    Sore Throats, Headaches and Odors Linger After Refinery Explosion

    Sore Throats, Headaches and Odors Linger After Refinery Explosion

    It has been a month since the refinery explosion in South Philadelphia. Residents in the area have been complaining about the side effects they have been experiencing, such as unpleasant odors, headaches and sore throats. Authorities say the odor will continue until the refinery shutdowns.

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    Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

    Wrongful Philadelphia Convictions: Chester Hollman Goes Free, Is Willie Veasy Next?

    Wrongful Philadelphia Convictions: Chester Hollman Goes Free, Is Willie Veasy Next?

    Questions still surround numerous high-profile cases from the early 1990s because of renewed interest in recent years. A string of overturned murder convictions is leading to pressure to look into other cases. One man, Chester Hollman, was freed this week after 28 years behind bars. A witness recanted.

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    Monday, Jul 8, 2019

    New Lead Law Proposal on Hold With Philly Council on Break

    New Lead Law Proposal on Hold With Philly Council on Break

    A Philadelphia councilwoman who proposed improvements to the city's 2011 law on lead poisoning said she fully expects a vote on the new legislation before the end of 2019.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, Jul 1, 2019

    Hahnemann Hospital's Owners Owe Millions to Different Businesses

    Hahnemann Hospital's Owners Owe Millions to Different Businesses

    The fight to keep Hahnemann Hospital open is very much alive throughout Philadelphia. However, the medical institution's closure is becoming inevitable as it has been revealed that the hospital's owners owe over $88 million to more than 30 different businesses.

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    Monday, Jul 1, 2019

    Jude's Journey Revisited: Looking Back on His Transition

    Jude's Journey Revisited: Looking Back on His Transition

    Jude Navas gave NBC10 an inside look in late 2017 and early 2018 at the journey he took to transition. Now living in Texas with his girlfriend, Navas has some wisdom to share during 2019 Pride Month.

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    Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

    A Timeline Of Hahnemann Hospital’s Financial Struggles

    A Timeline Of Hahnemann Hospital’s Financial Struggles

    Hearing the plans to close Hahnemann Hospital, workers are worried about their jobs and the 40,000 people who go to the hospital’s emergency room each year. It turns out, the hospital had been facing financial problems for years. Despite the warning signs, Philadelphia politicians say they weren’t aware it was in such bad financial shape.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

    How the Closure of South Philly Refinery Impacts Taxpayers

    How the Closure of South Philly Refinery Impacts Taxpayers

    The closure of the South Philadelphia Refinery impacts workers far beyond the layoffs. Taxpayers who have been supporting Philadelphia Energy Solutions will be impacted as well.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

    Billions in Debt, Refinery Avoided Air Regs, Records Show

    Billions in Debt, Refinery Avoided Air Regs, Records Show

    The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery owed billions to city and state governments, according to public and court records filed during the company's bankruptcy filing last year.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

    Philly L&I Wants More Money for Construction Compliance

    Philly L&I Wants More Money for Construction Compliance

    After years of accidents and occasional tragedies, the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections is asking for more funding to strengthen its construction enforcement arm.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

    How New Tracking Rules for Addicted Babies Are Working

    How New Tracking Rules for Addicted Babies Are Working

    In 2018, more than 1,800 babies were born addicted to drugs in Pennsylvania. This epidemic is difficult to solve because it's been hard to evaluate exactly drastically it's damaging communities. For years, their addiction was not a reportable medical condition. That has changed, and it's having a positive effect on the children and their families. 

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Climate Change Is Adversely Affecting Jersey Berries

    Climate Change Is Adversely Affecting Jersey Berries

    The famous New Jersey berries are facing climate change threats. There has been much more rain this year, which causes fungus to grow in the crops. When fungus develops it makes it hard to control these crops, especially when it continues to rain.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    Former Lover of Priest Talks of Fathering His Son

    Former Lover of Priest Talks of Fathering His Son

    Tess Engelhardt says she met the Rev. Robert Dreisbach while in college. During the next 15 years, their friendship turned into a romantic relationship. Engelhardt had a son fathered by Dreisbach and said the Diocese of Allentown told her to sign a non-disclosure agreement if she wanted any financial child support.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    More Pollen, More Problems from Climate Change

    More Pollen, More Problems from Climate Change

    NBC10 is looking at the effects of climate change now and in the future. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Krystal Klei spoke with some experts who say climate change may mean bigger pollen problems.

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    Monday, May 20, 2019

    A Rise in Mosquitoes Is More than Nuisance

    A Rise in Mosquitoes Is More than Nuisance

    The mosquito population is growing. Is climate change to blame? NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Krystal Klei speaks to an expert.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    'Capture Rate' Fail: Red-Light Camera Issues in Philadelphia

    'Capture Rate' Fail: Red-Light Camera Issues in Philadelphia

    A federal whistleblower lawsuit filed by two former workers who oversaw Philadelphia's red-light camera program has brought some allegations of shoddy camera work to the forefront of a debate on traffic safety.

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    Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    NBC10 Investigators: Tracking Philly City Council’s Multi-Million Dollar Money Pot

    NBC10 Investigators: Tracking Philly City Council’s Multi-Million Dollar Money Pot

    The NBC10 Investigators are tracking the Philadelphia City Council's multi-million dollar money pot. The council-controlled fund is set up to help non-profit community groups. But that's not what investigative reporter Mitch Blacher found when he checked to see who got money and how it was used.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    School Districts Stockpiling Huge 'Rainy Day' Funds

    School Districts Stockpiling Huge 'Rainy Day' Funds

    Some school districts in the Philadelphia suburbs and Lehigh Valley have amassed large "rainy day" funds, or budget surplus accounts, while still raising property taxes every year. The state Department of Education sets an annual cap on the amount district can raise in new taxes, but their regulations can be circumvented by districts. Here's how.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    Here Are School Districts Most Often Asking for Higher Taxes

    Here Are School Districts Most Often Asking for Higher Taxes

    A list of school districts in the Philly burbs and Lehigh Valley that have most often sought state approval to circumvent limits on school tax increases.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

    Toxic Breast Implants? FDA Probing Side Effects on Women

    Toxic Breast Implants? FDA Probing Side Effects on Women

    Complications from a specific type of breast implant, known as textured shell-style, may be causing severe side effects for some women. A federal agency is now investigating.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, Apr 29, 2019

    VA Secretary Says 'Burn Pits' Plan Not Yet Ready

    VA Secretary Says 'Burn Pits' Plan Not Yet Ready

    The head of the Veterans Affairs Administration, Secretary Robert Wilkie, told NBC10 during an interview in Delaware on April 29 that he is awaiting more data from the Department of Defense about the effects of "burn pits" on military personnel before moving forward with an all-encompassing plan. Burn pits were large-scale garage disposal dump sites at military bases overseas. Their use has since been discontinued. Thousands of veterans have filed claims with the VA related to side effects the vets believe have arisen from their exposure to the garbage pits.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, Apr 26, 2019

    Living with Lead: Enough Children in Philly Getting Tested?

    Living with Lead: Enough Children in Philly Getting Tested?

    Lead poses a big threat to children who live in older homes, but are enough children being tested? The NBC10 Investigators took a look at the numbers.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, Apr 8, 2019

    NBC10 Responds: Protecting Yourself Against Phone Phishing

    NBC10 Responds: Protecting Yourself Against Phone Phishing

    An NBC10 viewer was the latest victim of a scam where she was called to confirm personal information over the phone. She went with her first instinct and called NBC10 Responds to find out her next move. NBC10 Responds and Harry Hairston share tips on avoiding the phone phishing scam.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

    Gov. Wolf Pitches Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

    Gov. Wolf Pitches Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is now pitching a multi-billion dollar plan to get the lead out of schools. NBC10 Investigative reporter Mitch Blacher has been tracking the impact of lead poisoning throughout the area for years. Here is a closer look at the latest plan to fix the problem.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

    Living With Lead: Children Being Plagued by Poison

    Living With Lead: Children Being Plagued by Poison

    More than 2,500 children in Philadelphia are living in houses with lead and parents are demanding answers from the Philadelphia Housing Authority. The NBC10 Investigators find out how the city is working to stop lead poisoning.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

    Veteran Says Open Air Burn Pits Caused Health Problems

    Veteran Says Open Air Burn Pits Caused Health Problems

    A veteran says open air burn pits used to get rid of garbage and waste on military bases throughout the Middle East caused him health problems, including an incurable lung disease and chest pains. He also says he has to use a pacemaker at the age of 39. He's one of thousands of soldiers who have made claims related to the burn pits.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

    Penn Researcher Wants VA to Improve Burn Pits Health Care

    Penn Researcher Wants VA to Improve Burn Pits Health Care

    More than 11,500 healthcare claims by military personnel related to overseas military burn pits have been submitted to the Veterans Administration, yet only two in 10 have been approved. Congress and researchers are taking notice.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, Mar 8, 2019

    Another Suspect Charged in Philadelphia With Stealing Deeds

    Another Suspect Charged in Philadelphia With Stealing Deeds

    NBC10 Investigators are exposing a new crime to the Philadelpia area: stealing deeds. Prosecuters allege another suspect tried stealing city houses by faking deed transfers. NBC10 Investigators have the latest on how this deed fraud is affecting home owners.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019

    NBC10 Investigators: Police Admit to Violating Policy When Chasing Wrong-Way Driver

    NBC10 Investigators: Police Admit to Violating Policy When Chasing Wrong-Way Driver

    A driver going the wrong way on Interstate 95 near the Philadelphia International Airport on Monday, March 4, was chased by police. The wrong-way driver's pickup truck eventually crashed head-on with another vehicle. Now, Philadelphia police are admitting the officers violated their pursuit policy.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

    Philly Ambulance Ride Along: The Nonstop Lives of EMS Techs

    Philly Ambulance Ride Along: The Nonstop Lives of EMS Techs

    The jobs of Philadelphia EMS technicians and paramedics are among the busiest and most stressful in the city. Jeremiah Laster, a deputy chief with the Philadelphia Fire Department, gave NBC10 an insider's look at a day in the life saving lives in America's sixth-largest city.

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  • Investigations

    Saturday, Feb 2, 2019

    Adopted Abroad, Raised in US, and Now Facing Deportation

    Adopted Abroad, Raised in US, and Now Facing Deportation

    An NBC Bay Area investigation has discovered tens of thousands of U.S. residents, adopted as infants from foreign countries, and raised in the United States, now face possible deportation – because they are technically not...

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  • Investigations

    Monday, Jan 14, 2019

    NBC10 Investigators: New Report Accuses Philly Animal Shelter of Wasteful Spending, Loose Financial Control

    NBC10 Investigators: New Report Accuses Philly Animal Shelter of Wasteful Spending, Loose Financial Control

    The NBC10 Investigators conitnue to look at alleged mismanagement at Philadelphia's Animal Shelter. The city controller is also raising concerns over wasteful spending.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019

    Details on Suspect in Chase and Manhunt

    Details on Suspect in Chase and Manhunt

    NBC10 Investigators are digging through Dejuan Robinson’s criminal past to see where it all began. Besides the charges that he already has in Wilmington, Robinson will now likely face charges in Philadelphia too after he allegedly led police on a multi-state chase that left several officers hurt.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

    NJ Transit Remains Under Pressure After Missing Federal Safety Deadline

    NJ Transit Remains Under Pressure After Missing Federal Safety Deadline

    The busy transit agency that runs from Philadelphia to Atlantic City to New York City and dozens of stops in communities throughout New Jersey is yet to meet federal standards for Positive Train Control safety systems. It has already led to the closure of NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018

    Push to Get Possibly Dangerous Dirty Fire Uniforms Cleaned More Often

    Push to Get Possibly Dangerous Dirty Fire Uniforms Cleaned More Often

    The union representing Philadelphia firefighters is fighting to get firefighting gear cleaned more often. A recent study shows that firefighters can absorb dangerous cancerous chemicals through their contaminated clothing and equipment. Firefighters want extracting washing machines to clean their gear.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, Nov 9, 2018

    NBC10 Investigators: Living With Lead

    NBC10 Investigators: Living With Lead

    The Centers for Disease Control says there is no lead level that is safe for children under six, but an NBC10 Investigation shows that lead levels are high in some of the biggest rental properties. Now, parents of children impacted are trying to find out how this happened.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, Dec 17, 2018

    Police Officers Open Up About Mental Health

    Police Officers Open Up About Mental Health

    The former top cop of Philadelphia, Charles Ramsey, one of the most respected police chiefs in America, talked with NBC10 about the stress of officers killed in the line of duty under his watch, including the one that pushed him to retirement. Other officers also talked about the job and its toll on their mental health, which NBC television stations surveyed nationally over the last year

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  • Investigations

    Monday, Dec 17, 2018

    Firefighters, City of Philadelphia Meet, Talk Cancer Claims

    Firefighters, City of Philadelphia Meet, Talk Cancer Claims

    Firefighters with cancer diagnoses in recent years have had to go to court over claims made for medical benefits and financial support from the City of Philadelphia. Following an NBC10 Investigators report in November, firefighters' union officials and members of Mayor Kenney's administration met to discuss the process of vetting cancer claims. Both sides said the meetings were fruitful. Another meeting is scheduled for January.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

    South Jersey Church Did Not Defraud Parishioners, Court Says

    South Jersey Church Did Not Defraud Parishioners, Court Says

    Three years after the NBC10 Investigators first reported that parishioners questioned what their church donations were used for, a Burlington County court found no wrongdoing by the church in a civil trial.

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