InvestigateTV shows issues with undercounting hate crimes, including the FBI failing to meet a federal mandate to report. After months of reporting on this issue, this documentary also highlights results of the investigation, including police departments amending their records.
The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.
Football is still king in Alabama, but some parents are holding off on when they allow their children to play tackle football. Instead, they're replacing the helmets and shoulder pads with flags, as they decide if full contact football is right for their kids.
Carfax experts say there are potentially more than one million cars on the roads with false odometer readings - meaning their mileage has been rolled back to make the vehicles look like they have less wear and tear.
The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.
What is a failing school? According to lawmakers in Alabama, Jemison High School is failing because of low ACT scores. But the school is also celebrating after students have earned more than $600,000 in scholarships.
According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.
Some Alabama lawmakers and national victims groups are saying it's time for Alabama to create an inventory of sexual assault kits. They say, if it's mandated, kits sitting in evidence rooms would be tested quicker and victims would see justice much sooner.
Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.
Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.
Jazzmine Sierra Holt of Tuscumbia has been reported missing by the Colbert County’s Sheriff’s Office.20-year-old Holt suffers from schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder and her mother said she has not had her medication in several days.
You can't see it and can't smell it but radon gas can seep into your home and greatly increase your risk for lung cancer. It's a real threat for those of us here in the Tennessee Valley and the only way to know you have it, is to test your home.
Thousands of people in Michigan were notified late Monday evening that they were out of a job, leaving nearly 100,000 students without classroom instructors. This same company has hundreds of employees in Huntsville.
Alarming data continues to surface on human trafficking in Alabama. The numbers back up the need for more education and tougher legislation targeting the buyers helping fuel the multi-billion-dollar industry.
A Huntsville group is slapped with a lawsuit after tenants receive questionable evictions. It goes deeper, these same tenants contacted WAFF to highlight the living conditions at their apartment complex in Huntsville and the group over it, promising to bring people in off the streets.
We all love to find a good bargain. Yet what if you could save more than one hundred thousand dollars on something? A young couple from Huntsville claims they paid off their house in 6.5 years by using a debt reduction software program.
Drugmaker Insys paid doctors in hundreds of thousand of dollars in kickbacks if they prescribed an opioid painkiller made for cancer patients. Of the doctors indicted, only one was a cancer specialist – the others were plastic surgeons, sports medicine doctors or psychologists.