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Utility Spends Big on Brunch, Golf Balls, Asks for Rate Hike

Utility Spends Big on Brunch, Golf Balls, Asks for Rate Hike

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Private school tuition. Brunch for executives' wives. Thousands of dollars for golf balls. These are not country club member expenses. An I-Team investigation has found they are bills paid for by one of the region's biggest private... Read More

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Nov 25, 2014 Share
Chemical-Risk Zones Pose Hidden Dangers

Chemical-Risk Zones Pose Hidden Dangers

When a poisonous gas leak killed four workers near Houston earlier this month, Amy Rafano felt worried. The New Jersey PTA mom lives near several chemical plants, and sends her son to school nearby – including the Ashland plant in... Read More

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Nov 24, 2014 Share
Photos Show Dump for Tainted Dirt Is Open Despite Warning

Photos Show Dump for Tainted Dirt Is Open Despite Warning

Aerial images obtained by the I-Team show a Maryland company called Soil Safe has opened an 85-acre site in New Jersey intended to hold millions of tons of petroleum-tainted dirt, despite a letter from federal regulators warning of... Read More

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Nov 20, 2014 Share
Hundreds of Webcams in Tri-State Hacked

Hundreds of Webcams in Tri-State Hacked

Wireless surveillance cameras, webcams and baby monitors allow users to stream video on the web anytime from anywhere so they can always keep tabs on their valuables. Their blinking lights signal security, but NBC 4 New York's... Read More

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Nov 18, 2014 Share
Booming Urgent Care Industry Raises Questions

Booming Urgent Care Industry Raises Questions

Urgent care centers, where speedy service is promised and walk-ins are welcome, are becoming an increasingly popular recourse for sick or hurt people across the tri-state area looking for quick remedies to everyday health... Read More

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Nov 18, 2014 Share
Identity Thieves Thrive on the

Identity Thieves Thrive on the "Dark Web"

Days after a federal crackdown shuttered hundreds of websites used by cyber criminals, the I-Team logged on to several anonymous Internet marketplaces and found hundreds of credit card and social security numbers up for sale... Read More

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Nov 17, 2014 Share
I-Team: Stolen Cards, IDs on “Dark Web”

I-Team: Stolen Cards, IDs on “Dark Web”

Stolen credit card and Social Security numbers often end up on some frightening online marketplaces that law enforcement can’t always penetrate, the I-Team has found. Chris Glorioso reports.

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Nov 14, 2014 Share
Lawyers Want Bronx DA to Name Cops in Ticket-Fix Scandal

Lawyers Want Bronx DA to Name Cops in Ticket-Fix Scandal

Defense lawyers say a policy by the Bronx District Attorney is depriving defendants key information before trial. The attorneys want to know whether the arresting police officers in their cases were tainted in one of the... Read More

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Nov 12, 2014 Share
Mayor Promises Investigation After I-Team Probe on Panhandling

Mayor Promises Investigation After I-Team Probe on Panhandling "Moms"

Mayor de Blasio and top city leaders are vowing change after NBC 4 New York's I-Team exclusive investigation revealed what appears to be a team of women working together and panhandling on the streets of the city, using babies to bring in bigger handouts. Melissa Russo has the update.

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Nov 13, 2014 Share
Section 8 Renters Turned Away Despite Legal Protections

Section 8 Renters Turned Away Despite Legal Protections

Laws forbid big buildings from rejecting tenants simply because they rely on government aid. But the I-Team went undercover and found many brokers and landlords say upfront that they won’t accept Section 8 vouchers -- in full... Read More

If it’s a couple hundred dollars or if it’s more, it could make a big difference to families. —Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said of billions in cash still unclaimed by residents in Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods
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