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8News Investigates: How Safe is Food at the Richmond International Airport? Video included

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The summer travel season is well underway and many people in our area will be grabbing a bite at the airport before boarding flights out of town. But how safe is the food that they're ordering?
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8News Investigates: Problems with Virginia's Mental Health System Video included

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8News is exposing shocking problems with Virginia's mental health system. It's a dark secret in the industry: Counselors, therapists and psychologists sexually abusing their vulnerable patients. More>>

Concerned Richmond Residents Ask, ‘Where’s the Mayor?’ Video included

Last week, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones told ABC 8News a public meeting would be held this week with Chief of Police Ray Tarasovic to discuss ways to fight violent crime. More>>

8News Investigates: Massive RRHA Salary Funded By Your Tax Dollars Video included

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8News Investigative Reporter A.J. Lagoe continues to dig into how Richmond public housing spends your money. More>>

8News Investigates: The Trail of the Con Video included

An ABC 8News investigation exposes a local minister's slide from praying for the community to preying on it. More>>

8News Investigates: Hundreds Rally for Service Dog Industry Regulations Video included

A Chesterfield family fed up with people using fake service animals took their fight to Washington D.C. with hundreds of families from across the country to rally on behalf of service dogs and wounded military veterans. More>>

8News Investigates: Grave Robber Strikes Mecklenburg Co. Video included

Investigators in Mecklenburg County say they've found at least two graves that have been dug up. More>>

8News Investigates: Allegations of Delegate Ear Marking Tax Dollars to Friend's Charity Video included

A.J. Lagoe looks into allegations of a state lawmaker attempting to steer millions of tax dollars to a charity run by a close personal friend.
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8News Investigates: Middlesex Co. Driver Puts Students’ Health at Risk Video included

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An ABC 8News investigation that began with a viewer tip revealed that a man charged with safely transporting children to and from school is actually putting kids’ health at risk. More>>

8News Investigates: Pedestrian Dangers at 9th and Canal Streets Video included

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The pedestrian signals at the intersection of 9th and Canal Streets aren't working. Right now, they have plastic bags over them. More>>

8News Investigates: City of Richmond Partying with Your Tax Dollars – Pt. 2 Video included

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An ABC 8 News investigation exposed that city employees used public funds for their lavish holiday parties. It turns out, those celebrations will cost you even more.
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8News Investigates: Virginia’s Whistleblower Law Video included

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When it comes to the risk of corruption, Virginia is ranked as one of the nation's worst states. More>>

8News Investigates: Who’s Responsible for Maintaining Rural Roads? Video included

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Potholes have been a problem throughout Central Virginia in the wake of the recent snow, but some homeowners in Louisa County have been putting up with a bumpy ride for years. More>>

8News Investigates: Public Leader Uses Tax Dollars to Fund His Vacation Video included

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Your tax dollars were used to help fund a private vacation in Las Vegas for a public employee and his wife. More>>

8News Investigates: Henrico's Most Dangerous Intersection Video included

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ABC 8 News Anchor/Investigative Reporter Kerri O'Brien reveals the dangers of the intersection of Cox Road and Innslake Drive. More>>

GA to Sterilization Victims: "You're Not Worth the Time it Would Take to Discuss the Issue" Video included

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Virginia sterilization victims were at the General Assembly Thursday expecting a debate over how much compensation they'd be given after the state took away their ability to have children. More>>

Virginia Sterilization Victims to be Compensated Half Video included

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The House of Delegates has included funding to provide $25,000, beginning next year, to victims sterilized in Virginia's now discredited eugenics program. But some say it's too little and too late. More>>

8News Investigates: Richmond’s Most Dangerous Intersections Video included

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Anchor/Investigative Reporter Kerri O'Brien has uncovered the city's most dangerous intersections, some you probably drive through every day. More>>

8News Investigates: Va. Law Enforcement Violating Drug Destruction Laws Video included

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Last year, an ABC 8 News investigation exposed police agencies across the Commonwealth violating state law in how they report seized drugs. Now, lawmakers are taking action, but probably not in the way you'd expect. More>>

8News Investigates: City of Richmond Partying with Your Tax Dollars Video included

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Anchor Kerri O'Brien has uncovered that thousands of taxpayer dollars were used to pay for some fancy holiday parties for city employees last month. More>>

8News Investigates: Unfit to Breed [Update] Video included

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There's renewed hope of a warming inside the halls of power towards compensating the living victims of Virginia's efforts to create a super race. More>>

8News Investigates: Unfit to Breed Video included

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Virginia lawmakers are facing renewed pressure to compensate survivors of the Commonwealth's efforts to create a super race. More>>

8News Investigates: Meth Labs in Homes Video included

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By law, real estate agents have to disclose the home's drug history but other sellers and landlords do not. More>>

8News Investigates: Wrongful Raids by Petersburg Police Video included

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Petersburg residents say their homes were wrongfully raided by the police department and say they were victims of bad police work. More>>

Louisa Mother Charged in Baby Son's Fatal Poisoning Video included

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A 6-month-old baby believed to have died of SIDS may have actually been poisoned to death by his own mother. More>>

Virginia Introducing Legislation to Fight Revenge Porn Video included

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Currently, victims of revenge porn have little legal recourse, but in Virginia that could soon change. More>>

8News Investigates: Middle School Weapon Offenses Video included

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After a stabbing at Henderson Middle School Tuesday, 8News did some digging to find out how often something like this happens. More>>

8News Investigates: Could VDOT Have Prevented a Fatal Accident? Video included

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Some locals are claiming a tragic crash that took two lives could have been prevented if a state agency had only listened to the public's warnings. More>>

8News Investigates: Murder Houses Video included

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What would you do if you learned your house was the scene of a gruesome murder? More>>

8News Investigates: RRHA's Bed Bug Problem Video included

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An 8News investigation uncovers the real bed bug bite for Richmonders is to their wallets. More>>

8News Investigates: Revenge Porn Video included

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Selling explicit photos of former lovers to racy websites is a rising trend among malicious ex-lovers. More>>

8News Investigates: Do Cell Phone Recycling Kiosks Encourage Thefts? Video included

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Kiosks that offer cash for used electronics are popping up in shopping malls across America. They're convenient, but do they also encourage crime? More>>

8News Investigates: The Dangers of Selling Your Smartphone Video included

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You may be giving away your most personal information without even knowing. More>>

8News Investigates: Company Accused of Scamming Local Businesses Video included

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The postman always delivers, but what he delivers isn't always what it seems. More>>

8News Investigates: 400,000 Rape Kits in U.S. are Never Tested Video included

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DNA evidence collected from rape kits can lead to arrests and convictions, but hundreds of thousands of these kits remain sitting on shelves across the country. More>>

8News Investigates: Mobile Plate Hunters Video included

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Many fear a revolutionary crime-fighting tool is a massive invasion of privacy. More>>

8News Investigates: Casino Trip Paid For with Public Funds Video included

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8News has been investigating the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority for months and we've found your tax dollars being spent on an out of state trip to a casino. More>>

Sex Offenders Ordered to Not Answer Door for Trick-or-Treaters Video included

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This Halloween, sex offenders on probation or under parole supervision are ordered to turn their porch lights off and not answer the door for trick-or-treaters. More>>

Man's Dog Attacked by Rottweilers Video included

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A Richmond man's dog is attacked by two wandering Rottweilers. Neighbors say they're afraid to walk their dogs fearing they too will be attacked. More>>

Trucks Ignoring Signs in Residential Area Video included

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A portion of Williamsburg Road is restricted to truck traffic but residents say the truckers refuse to follow the rules. More>>

Man at Center of 8News Investigation Guilty on Fraud Charges Video included

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A judge has found a man at the center of an 8News investigation into contractor fraud guilty of contracting without a license.
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Trespasser at City Hall Raises Security Concerns Video included

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A 65-year-old man is in custody after attempting to push his way into Mayor Dwight Jones' office Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Ditch the Pepper Spray; Pink Stun Guns Are In Video included

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More and more women are putting down the pepper spray and arming themselves with stun guns. More>>

Pastor G’s Attorney Charged with Domestic Assault Video included

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The attorney representing the Richmond Outreach Center's former pastor, Geronimo "Pastor G" Aguilar, in his sexual assault case is facing charges of his own. More>>

Lending Companies Using Facebook to Determine Loans Video included

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As more and more people post their lives on Facebook and increase their friend base, they could be decreasing their chances of getting a loan. More>>

Va. Physicians Paid Millions by Pharmaceutical Companies Video included

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An 8News investigation found that Virginia physicians are being paid millions of dollars by large pharmaceutical companies. More>>

Va. Taxpayers Stuck Funding McDonnell’s Legal Bills Video included

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As the scandal surrounding Governor Bob McDonnell lingers on, the cost of his attorneys continues to rise—and Virginia taxpayers are footing the bill. More>>

Man at Center of 8News Investigation Indicted on Fraud Charges Video included

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A grand jury has indicted Louisa County minister Joe Yancey on six counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. More>>

8News Investigates: School Bus Stop Near Sex Offender Video included

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Parents in Chesterfield have discovered a registered sex offender is living across the street from their children' school bus stop.
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8News Investigates: Schools Release Students' Personal Info

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Parents of children at some Chesterfield Schools say their kids came home with sensitive data belonging to other students and they now want to know who has access to their kid's private data. More>>

8News Investigates: 'Road To Nowhere' Video included

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Millions of tax payer dollars were spent building a road near Farmville that many claim should have never been built, dubbing it the "Road to Nowhere." More>>

ROC Board To Give 'Pastor G' 6 Months Severance Video included

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After resigning amid multiple felony charges in Texas, Geronimo Aguilar, the founding pastor of The Richmond Outreach Center, will receive six months severance from the Richmond-based church and will continue to live in the church's parsonage. More>>

UPDATE: New Allegations Against The ROC Church Pastor Video included

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The pastor of a large, well-known church in Richmond has been accused of sexual misconduct on a group of websites. A group of Richmond faith leaders held a protest calling for his resignation on Monday afternoon... More>>

8News Investigates: Risk Of Corruption In Virginia Video included

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When it comes to risk of corruption, Virginia ranks as one of the nation's worst states. The problem is largely due to a lack of public access to government information. More>>

SCC Statement In Response To 8News Investigation

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The State Corporation Commission submitted the following statement in response to 8News' investigation of alleged waste... More>>

8News Investigates: SCC Waste Allegations Video included

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8News continues its investigation into allegations of waste and violations of Virginia law at the State Corporation Commission. After poring over hundreds of pages of SCC contract documents, we found a number of violations... More>>

8News Investigates: How Safe Is Your Nail Salon? Video included

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Many people consider professional manicures and pedicures essential parts of a day of pampering. But there are hidden dangers at some nail salons, which pose risks to your health; 8News found that some local salons are not following state regulations... More>>

8News Investigates: Virginia SCC Waste Allegations Video included

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Millions of dollars in questionable contracts, public funds used to pay for work that was apparently never completed and a high ranking state employee signing off on the whole sordid mess in violation of Virginia law. More>>

8News Investigates: Raw Milk Movement In Central VA Video included

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A debate raging across the nation has made its way to central Virginia: in spite of government warnings, more families are choosing to replace gallons of milk from the grocery store with raw milk, straight from dairy farmers... More>>

8News Investigates: Free Ride To Crime Video included

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When train signals in Louisa started failing, detectives began an investigation. Someone was stealing rail line signal wire--the same wire that controls the signal arms and lights at railroad crossings... More>>

8News Investigates: Fugitive Dust Video included

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Forced from their homes and dealing with failing health, neighbors, fearful of pollution from a Central Virginia factory, turned to 8News for help... More>>

8News Investigates: Presidential Pardon Scam Video included

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It's a scandal that involves an accused conman, an imprisoned Virginia lawmaker, a White House pardon and several prominent names in Virginia politics. It's also the story of a family who's already dealing with pain; the pain of having a loved one locked away. More>>

Bulletproof Backpacks: Would They Protect Your Child? Video included

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One of the methods protective parents are using to protect their children? Bulletproof backpacks, designed with ballistic paneling that will stop bullets, and may save a child's life. 8News decided to put the Bullet Blocker backpack to the test... More>>

8News Investigates: Henrico Homes In Disrepair

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Two vacant homes in the process of foreclosure were an eyesore in an otherwise tidy and peaceful Henrico community. Frustrated neighbors said the out-of-state property preservation company which is supposed to maintain the homes was doing a poor job, and turned to 8News for help... More>>

8News Investigates: Louisa Elected Official's Taxes Delinquent Video included

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An elected official and prominent businessman in Louisa has come under scrutiny, after 8News discovered that he owes tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid real estate taxes.... More>>

8News Investigates: City Hall Lights Burn Bright All Night Video included

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After months of carefully observing Richmond City Hall and noticing that the lights burned bright at all hours of the day and night, 8News investigated how many of your tax dollars are being wasted on powering the building…even when no one is there... More>>

8News Investigates: Do Police Agencies Comply With Drug Destruction Laws? Video included

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Virginia law requires illegal drugs and paraphernalia seized by law enforcement officials to be destroyed. But after several officers were caught dealing drugs out of a Henry County evidence room a few years back, local lawmakers are calling for the policies to be reviewed... More>>

Police Agencies Complying With Drug Destruction Law, 2011-12

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These are lists of Virginia police agencies who complied with the drug destruction law in 2011 and 2012. Watch 8News Investigative Reporter A.J. Lagoe's full report on this issue tonight on 8News at 5. More>>

8News Investigates: Pediatrician Shortage Video included

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A severe shortage of pediatricians and pediatric specialist is leading to critical delays in treatment for some sick children. More>>

8News Investigates: Virginia's History Of Forced Sterilization Video included

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Deemed unfit to reproduce, thousands of young children were forcibly sterilized during the last century, and now there's a push for the living victims to be compensated by the Commonwealth... More>>

8News Investigates: 'Grand Theft House' Video included

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We've called it "Grand Theft House" for the past two years. 8News Investigative reporter AJ Lagoe has been exposing robo-signing—a form of mortgage fraud in the commonwealth. More>>

8 Investigates: You Bought It, They Lost It

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8News obtains documents showing items local governments have lost or had stolen...
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8News Investigates: Virginia SCC Waste Allegations: Support Contract Video included

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After an 8News Investigation uncovered highly questionable behavior by a state agency that has its hands directly in your wallet, 8News Investigative Reporter A.J. Lagoe continued to dig deeper into how Virginia's business watchdog does business itself. More>>

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  • 8News Investigates: Summer Camp Safety

    8News Investigates: Summer Camp Safety

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:36:45 GMT
    Parents, when you send your child off to summer camp, you probably assume it’s safe. But how much do you really know about the camp and its counselors?More >>
    Parents, when you send your child off to summer camp, you probably assume it’s safe. But how much do you really know about the camp and its counselors?
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