KCTV5 Investigative Reporter Eric Chaloux dug through thousands of state records to discover if a new Missouri law meant to prevent the wasteful spending of welfare money is working. More>>
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia is a challenge facing a number of families across Kansas and Missouri. Before making a choice, it's important to understand the crucial differences between nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The two are not created equal. More>>
One in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with some form of autism. As 15,000 families in the metro learn to live with the disorder, the local autism society launches a program to warn the community about the dangerous attraction of children with autism to water. More>>
The state of Kansas will spend $7 billion on education this school year for kindergarten through 12th grade. While investigating how that money is distributed, KCTV5 discovered a surprising number of dollars being spent outside classrooms. More>>
A four-month undercover investigation finds a Kansas City deputy police chief appearing to live out of line; not following a department policy requiring all employees to live within city limits. More>>
Historic changes are coming to the way the US military handles reports of sexual assaults. The Senate is expected to debate new protocols on dealing with the issue this week. While there is disagreement over the details, all want to bring relief and justice to those who've been serving in silence. More>>
Preventing hits that lead to serious brain injuries in football players has become a major focus of the NFL and NCAA. KCTV5 investigates if area high schools are doing enough to protect their players. More>>
Parents and police warn that synthetic marijuana readily can be bought at your local convenience store. KCTV5 went undercover to investigate a tip on the illegal sale of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as "spice" or "incense." More>>
Parents might expect to have a say in their child's academic future if they are struggling in school. However, an Independence father was shocked to learn that despite his wishes the district refused to hold back his failing student. More>>
A Missouri mother claims the Ray County Sheriff's Office has been keeping her in the dark about her son's violent death. She believes her family's fight for answers during a previous death investigation is to blame.
For more than a year the KCTV5 Investigative team has told viewers about case after case of customers of the Kansas City Water Department receiving unjustified bills. Thursday, the water department went to the city council to explain why it needs $12 million to improve its customer service. More>>
Wednesday afternoon, Kansas City Water Department officials treated state lawmakers to a luncheon on taxpayer's dime, to share how well they are doing to improve customer relations. More>>
A piano store owner is responsible for more than 50 complaints filed with Missouri's Consumer Protection Unit. Customers want to be paid for the instruments he sold or have their pricey pianos and organs returned.
It has been nearly two years since a summer curfew came to Kansas City's five entertainment districts. KCTV5 reveals exactly who police have caught without parental supervision and raise tough questions about the controversial policy. More>>
The Kansas City Council will consider hiring yet another consultant to help fix problems at the much-maligned Kansas City Water Department. More>>
Members of the Kansas City, MO, Police Department swear to serve and protect the public. Most of the men and women on the force carry out that task with honor. KCTV5 investigates whether some officers crossed the line, allegedly launching an online campaign of hate against a woman arrested by the department. More>>
An estimated 12 million Americans, children included, suffer nightly from Restless Leg Syndrome. A ground-breaking treatment available at Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics is finally giving patients relief.
Missouri auditor Tom Schweich wants to audit the Kansas City Water Services agency. While waiting to hear if the governor will give his permission and authorize funding for the examination, KCTV5 uncovered a brand new billing problem. More>>
When it comes to solving a dispute, filing a lawsuit may seem like a reasonable solution. But getting a win from a civil court judge offers no guarantee of monetary satisfaction. KCTV5 reveals the work required to prevent a legal win from turning into a loss. More>>
A KCTV5 News investigation that involves how your tax dollars, meant for needy families and being cashed in at such places as overseas and Vegas casinos, is getting results in Jefferson City. More>>
Research conducted at Washington University in St. Louis finds an association between the chemicals used in beauty products and early menopause. More>>
People may think they are protecting their family by keeping medications in containers equipped with child-resistant safety caps. The experiment conducted in a KCTV5 special report reveals why parents need to take extra measures beyond those special bottles. More>>
Soda fountains provide refreshment during the long hot days of summer, but before filling up your next cup, KCTV5 discovered harmful bacteria growing on some of these beverage stations across the metro. More>>
Online attacks launched to destroy the reputations and lives of former boyfriends and girlfriends is happening more and more these days. KCTV5 examines the painful and sometimes frightening consequences of cyber revenge. More>>
An arrest was made after KCTV5 investigated the Missouri welfare system's failure to protect tax dollars. More>>
The piercing sound of a fire alarm is something elementary students across Kansas should be used to. State law requires monthly drills. But a KCTV5 survey of logs from a dozen Kansas districts in the area exposed a number of schools failing to conduct this important lesson. More>>
Kansas City property owners are learning about a unique city ordinance the hard way. Letters from the city have ordered them to fix their own sidewalks, curbs and driveways. Residents who can't afford to do that are being forced to accept the city's high interest payment plan. More>>
A $15,000 check written by Kansas City to fund a community event that never happened involving a controversial boxer has roiled City Hall. The city is seeking repayment.
According to the Department of Transportation, since 1986 pipeline accidents have killed more than 500 people nationally and injured over 4,000. In the past ten years alone those accidents have taken four lives and injured 20 in Kansas, while one person died and six others were injured in Missouri. More>>
For the past seven months, the KCTV5 News investigative team has exposed one problem after another inside the Kansas City, MO Water Services Department. The reports uncovered millions of dollars in unpaid bills; revealed how taxpayer dollars were being used to pay for pricey public relations personnel; discovered customers without pipes still being billed thousands of dollars. The latest story sparked a big change that could mean money saved for one out of every eight customers. More>>
Internet service is a luxury many can't afford. KCTV5 News shows you what some big businesses are doing to help some Kansas City students bridge the digital divide. More>>
Missouri's unclaimed property fund is basically a lost and found of unimaginable proportions. Right now it holds $700 million worth of assets like cash and jewelry. KCTV5 discovered tens of thousands of those dollars wasting away instead of being collected and used by various state agencies. More>>
Proper sleep is critical for a child's brain to develop. When one Lenexa, KS mother noticed her exhausted son beginning to miss crucial milestones, she took the controversial step of giving him the sleep supplement melatonin. More>>
KCTV5 News goes undercover to investigate how area tire shops deal with wheels some consider too dangerous to use. Every tire comes stamped "born on" date showing the week and year the tire was manufactured. Learning how to read that number could prevent your family from harm.
Dozens of daycare facilities in the metro have been cited with serious safety and care issues, some of which are still open for business and funded in part with Missouri tax dollars. More>>
The University of Missouri's latest journalism venture is taking off. The school is turning unmanned aircraft or drones, equipped with cameras, into news gathering tools. A Missouri lawmaker wants to ground the experiment for violating privacy. The drone debate heats up in Jefferson City. More>>
More than $3.2 million in Missouri tax dollars intended to help struggling families get back on their feet is being withdrawn in exotic places far from home and even inside seedy venues where the children who qualify for the aid are prohibited. More>>
It's been one year since the police department began fighting crime with something the chief calls "hot spot policing." More>>
Fire marshals around the country are sounding the alarm that a form of flexible piping used to deliver natural gas or propane to a home, when combined with severe weather, could ignite a flame. More>>
Reverse mortgages have become a popular way for seniors to stay in their homes and create an income. However, to avoid possible financial ruin and heartache, experts and one Kansas widow say the practice must come with a warning. More>>
The tightly scheduled lives of American children are being linked to a serious health condition discovered by a Kansas City physician known as the "milk and cookie disease." More>>
A Butler woman, unable to convince aggressive bill collectors that she actually owes no money, is just one of the many Americans that phantom debt collection agencies are currently chasing down. More>>
A Raytown woman paid for a brand-new mattress but ended up with a used one with yellow stains. KCTV5 discovered the bed never should have been delivered, uncovering the big difference in used mattress rules between Missouri and Kansas. More>>
In an ongoing investigation of the Kansas City, MO, Water Services Department, KCTV5 uncovered a brand new billing problem.
Kansas City's dangerous and thrilling mob history remains intriguing to many and interest is only growing with the debut of CBS' new hit show, Vegas. More>>
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is known for slashing budgets, but a KCTV5 investigation into his expenditures uncovered about $250,000 in questionable discretionary spending paid for by taxpayers. More>>
A military family in Washington fell on tough economic times and needed food stamps, but discovered someone in Missouri was already collecting their aid. KCTV5 News launched an investigation into the food stamp fraud.
The summer drought that dried up America's heartland is now being blamed for another growing crisis. Neglected and starving horses are being abandoned across Kansas and Missouri by owners who can no longer afford to keep them. More>>
The Chinese website at the heart of a KCTV5 News Investigation into fake IDs purchased online has now been shut down after pressure from four United States Senators. More>>
A recent investigation into the Kansas City, MO, Water Services Department exposed how the city decided to tackle unpaid water bills and poor customer service by spending more money. More>>
When Missouri received $40 million in a foreclosure settlement , the state kept the money from those hurt most in the mortgage mess. It's a decision being questioned by still-desperate homeowners and former lawmakers alike. More>>
A KCTV5 investigation uncovered millions of dollars in untapped revenue; money that could be used to help fix the metro's water woes. Discovered among the 12,000 names on the Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department's list of delinquent bills obtained in late May, some unexpected customers. More>>
Circuit breakers are designed to protect your family from an electrical fire. There is one particular brand of breakers that some electricians say they would never trust in the homes where their family members sleep. The experts know these breakers are not reliable but the nation's top safety agency refuses to issue a warning. More>>
An undercover investigation by KCTV5 exposed a scheme in which a Northland home inspector did more than examine vacant houses and take inventory; he advertised the contents online as his own personal belongings. More>>
KCTV5 exposes the popular vehicle leaving thousands of drivers in the dark and investigates why the government agency set up to protect you from dangerous vehicles decided this is not a safety issue. More>>
KCTV5 News Investigates how tow companies operate in Kansas City. More>>
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