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FOX 29 Investigates: Pa. Sex Offender Allegedly Strikes Again Video included

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A convicted child predator is accused of stealing his best friend's identity and striking again! FOX 29 Investigates how he pulled off an escape from Pennsylvania and where he is now.

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Fox 29 Investigates: Water Worker On The Clock, Off The Job Video included

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Fox 29 Investigates presses a veteran city worker for answers after "watching" his questionable work habits. More>>

Fox 29 Investigates: School Crossing Guards Video included

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In Philadelphia, the city pays crossing guards about $50 a day to ensure the child's safety. But what happens when they don't show? FOX 29's Jeff Cole investigates. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Lead Investigator In Corruption Sting Speaks Out Video included

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The lead investigator in a corruption sting that entangled five leading Philadelphia Democrats is speaking out for the first time, and he's speaking only to Fox 29. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Port Authority Assault Allegation Video included

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Why is this man trying to get away from our cameras? It's a story you'll see only on FOX. Investigative reporter Jeff Cole presses a top official at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority for answers. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: State House Candidate's Rental Video included

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A candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is pressed to explain why he was renting out his Philadelphia apartment building with no city-required license. And that's not the only question More>>

D.A. Promises Probe Into No-Show State Worker Report Video included

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You saw it only on FOX, a state representative so desperate to get away from investigative reporter Jeff Cole that he drove into traffic. Now, see what happened after our story aired. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Pilot Fighting For What He Believes Is Owed Video included

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Jeff Cole and FOX 29 Investigates have the story tonight of Jason Flood and his fight for what he believes he's owed. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates Trenton School District Spending Video included

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Tens of thousands of dollars spent on catering and pricey meals out, not to mention millions paid to teachers above and beyond their salaries. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Camden Schools' Spending Video included

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Tens of thousands of dollars spent on trips to theaters, amusements parks, even catering! These are just some of the pricey items paid for by the struggling Camden City Public Schools, FOX 29's Jeff Cole reports. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Scamsters Copying Vehicle Tags

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FOX 29 Investigates has found New Jersey's new e-temporary tag program for newly purchased vehicles is being undercut by scamsters able to copy the tags. 69-year-old Raymond Hirn has a couple of big passions More>>

FOX29 Investigates Local Property Manager

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A local woman tells FOX 29 Investigates she's in danger of losing her family home in-part due to the actions of a property manager. Our Jeff Cole is pressing for answers. More>>

Family Seeks Answers In Tragic Death

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A South Jersey family is desperately seeking answers to the tragic death of a loved one in a Mexican resort. More>>

Report: Dangerous Uptick In Construction Falls

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FOX 29's Jeff Cole reports why federal safety watchdogs here are desperately trying to keep workers from plunging to the earth in devastating falls. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Fattah Tax Subpoena Video included

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Why has Congressman Chaka Fattah caught the interest of federal investigators? It's a question FOX 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole asks the long-time congressman after obtaining a document which shows the FBI seeking Fattah's tax records. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Potentially Questionable Roof Inspections

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After a Vanguard official first agreed to view our video and answer questions on camera, Vanguard's office manager Jake Thalwitzer called back and refused to do either. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Sensitive Employee Info Dumped On Street

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FOX 29 investigates brings us the story of sensitive records, which should have hit the shredder, not the streets. More>>

FOX 29 Obtains Findings Of Philly School Audit Video included

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FOX 29 Investigates learns a soon-to-be released audit will claim that valuable equipment and learning tools are sitting idle in some of the city's shut-down schools. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Methacton School District Resignations Video included

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A top, local school official voluntarily resigns after a district investigation. FOX 29 Investigates broke the story. Find out how much it cost taxpayers. More>>

D.A. Reviewing FOX 29's No-Show State Worker Report Video included

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A local elected official hits the gas again when FOX 29 Investigates' Jeff Cole tries to ask him a few questions about why a ghost worker was on his staff. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates Deadbeat Doctors Video included

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They go to school for years, with taxpayers helping to foot-the-bill, to become doctors, dentists and chiropractors. But years later, why do they owe Uncle Sam millions of dollars in school loans? More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Pharmacy Thefts Video included

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There's growing concern about a dangerous trend for thieves. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Kratom Craze Video included

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A drug used for centuries in southeast Asia is now in the United States and its growing popularity is getting the attention of health officials. More>>

Crossing Guard Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Kids Safe Video included

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There are thousands of intersections in Philadelphia, many with school crosswalks. But one in particular caught FOX 29 Investigates' attention. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: The Season For Tax Scams Video included

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Every year, thousands of consumers fall prey to income tax scammers. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Day Care Death Video included

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It's every parent's worst nightmare. You send your child to day care but he never returns. More>>

Rail Bridge May Get Repairs After FOX 29 Investigates Report Video included

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A South Jersey rail bridge may be getting repairs after FOX 29 investigates presses for answers about its safety. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Fast-Growing Internet Con Video included

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Watch out, there's a new group of scammers out there just dying to take your money. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: A Tire Yard You Have To See To Believe Video included

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Old tires, carelessly tossed in lots in landfills, can lead to nasty fires. More>>

FOX 29 Investigates: Outdated and Expired Food Found At Local Market Video included

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It's no secret, fresh food, including meats and produce, are the keys to healthy living, especially in cities where both can be in short supply. More>>

Congressman: 875,000 Veterans Waiting 4 Months Or Longer For Benefits Video included

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Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia tells FOX 29 there are 875,000 veterans who have waited more than four months to get the benefits they deserve from Veteran's Affairs. More>>

State Utility Regulator Steps Into Smart Meter Controversy

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It was a fire in a Bucks County home two weeks ago, and other issues related to PECO's smart meter program, which have drawn Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission into PECO's smart meter controversy. More>>

Fire Concerns Lead PECO To Halt Smart Meter Installations

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Only On FOX: There was a major announcement from the region's energy giant after a FOX 29 Investigation. PECO is shutting down a massive, federally-funded energy program. More>>

New Safety Concerns Over PECO Meter Installations

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PECO'S multi-million dollar smart meter program shut down last week following fire and safety concerns. Now, as the energy giant re-evaluates the program, a new safety issue is being raised. More>>

Installer Speaks Of Smart Meter Problems

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It's been just two days since regional energy giant PECO abruptly halted its federally funded smart meter installation program, yet the utility has already received 1,000 calls from customers. More>>

Fox 29 Investigates: Update On PECO Smart Meters Video included

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After our story on fires sparked by the installation of PECO's so-called smart meter's, Pennsylvania's top utility regulator has asked what the energy company is doing to keep its customers safe. More>>

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  • FOX 29 Investigates: Scout Leader Accused of Abuse

    FOX 29 Investigates: Scout Leader Accused of Abuse

     

     

  • FOX 29 Investigates: Former Scout Leader Accused of Abuse

    FOX 29 Investigates: Former Scout Leader Accused of Abuse

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:36:56 GMT
    A new lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts and a former scoutmaster by a Chester County mother has the Scouts nationally explaining its actions in the case. Patsy Evasew claims the former scout leader sexually abused her son and it eventually led to his demise.The images of Thomas Evasew's sad, short life hang on the wall of his folks' Chester County home. "I feel when I touch it, I'm touching him. I miss him so every day. There's not a day that goes by,” says Patsy Evasew. She says she misse...
    A new lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts and a former scoutmaster by a Chester County mother has the Scouts nationally explaining its actions in the case. Patsy Evasew claims the former scout leader sexually abused her son and it eventually led to his demise.The images of Thomas Evasew's sad, short life hang on the wall of his folks' Chester County home. "I feel when I touch it, I'm touching him. I miss him so every day. There's not a day that goes by,” says Patsy Evasew. She says she misse...
  • School Board Opens Investigation

    School Board Opens Investigation

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 1:52 PM EST2012-11-21 18:52:35 GMT
    The panel which runs the Methacton School District of Montgomery County has hired attorneys from two firms to investigate and advise it on an issue involving two, top school administrators. The Board of
    The panel which runs the Methacton School District of Montgomery County has hired attorneys from two firms to investigate and advise it on an issue involving two, top school administrators. The Board of
  • Drinking Postmen Want Jobs Back

    Drinking Postmen Want Jobs Back

    We caught them red-handed drinking beer after beer after beer. Now, two postal workers who were the subjects of a Fox 29 Investigates report in January want their jobs back.
    We caught them red-handed drinking beer after beer after beer. Now, two postal workers who were the subjects of a Fox 29 Investigates report in January want their jobs back.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Ambulance Fraud

    Fox 29 Investigates: Ambulance Fraud

    When investigators talk about fraud in the taxpayer-funded health-care programs, they use the letter "B" for billions.
    When investigators talk about fraud in the taxpayer-funded health-care programs, they use the letter "B" for billions.
  • Fox Investigates: Ambulance Services (Part 2)

    Fox Investigates: Ambulance Services (Part 2)

    In the second part of a Fox Investigates series, Jeff Cole looks into if cash is changing hands between ambulance operators and patients on Medicare.
    In the second part of a Fox Investigates series, Jeff Cole looks into if cash is changing hands between ambulance operators and patients on Medicare.
  • Fox Investigates: Dental Controversy

    Fox Investigates: Dental Controversy

    Jeff Cole and the Fox Investigates team look at what a full set of dental equipment is doing in a South Philly row home.
    Jeff Cole and the Fox Investigates team look at what a full set of dental equipment is doing in a South Philly row home.
  • Fox Investigates: Dentist Controversy

    Fox Investigates: Dentist Controversy

    State regulators take notice after Jeff Cole and the Fox 29 Investigates team reveal a dental clinic in the basement of a South Philly rowhome with no licensed dentist anywhere in sight.
    State regulators take notice after Jeff Cole and the Fox 29 Investigates team reveal a dental clinic in the basement of a South Philly rowhome with no licensed dentist anywhere in sight.
  • Fox Investigates: Subject Faces Judge

    Fox Investigates: Subject Faces Judge

    A carpenter for Philadelphia schools, who resigned after Fox 29 Investigates caught him working a side job on city time, faced a judge on Monday.
    A carpenter for Philadelphia schools, who resigned after Fox 29 Investigates caught him working a side job on city time, faced a judge on Monday.
  • Brady To TSA: Get New Dogs For Airport

    Brady To TSA: Get New Dogs For Airport

    Congressman Bob Brady weighs in on a story you saw "First on Fox" about three teams of bomb-sniffing dogs at Philadelphia International Airport failing their recertification testing.
    Congressman Bob Brady weighs in on a story you saw "First on Fox" about three teams of bomb-sniffing dogs at Philadelphia International Airport failing their recertification testing.
  • TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Fail Test At PHL

    TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Fail Test At PHL

    Fox 29 Investigates has learned three teams of bomb-sniffing dogs at Philly International Airport have failed their recertification testing.
    Fox 29 Investigates has learned three teams of bomb-sniffing dogs at Philly International Airport have failed their recertification testing.
  • TSA Notifies Airport Of Dogs Failing Test

    TSA Notifies Airport Of Dogs Failing Test

    Fox 29 News has learned the TSA has notified Philadelphia International Airport officials that three of its bomb-sniffing dog teams have been decertified but should be recertified this month.
    Fox 29 News has learned the TSA has notified Philadelphia International Airport officials that three of its bomb-sniffing dog teams have been decertified but should be recertified this month.
  • Liens May Give Man Borough Property

    Liens May Give Man Borough Property

    It's property owned by taxpayers, but it might end up in the hands of a local businessman. What's the deal? Fox 29 Investigates.
    It's property owned by taxpayers, but it might end up in the hands of a local businessman. What's the deal? Fox 29 Investigates.
  • TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Back In Training

    TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Back In Training

    Fox 29 Investigates has learned the TSA is moving to get its bomb-sniffing dogs up to snuff at the airport.
    Fox 29 Investigates has learned the TSA is moving to get its bomb-sniffing dogs up to snuff at the airport.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Parking Placard

    Fox 29 Investigates: Parking Placard

    Wouldn't it be great if you had a sign on your dash that might cut you a break when parking in Philly? That's apparently what a well-known attorney in the city had before Jeff Cole and Fox 29 Investigates began asking...
    Wouldn't it be great if you had a sign on your dash that might cut you a break when parking in Philly? That's apparently what a well-known attorney in the city had before Jeff Cole and Fox 29 Investigates began asking...
  • Fox Investigates: Fiery I-476 Crash

    Fox Investigates: Fiery I-476 Crash

    After weeks of looking into what caused a fiery Blue Route crash, police are going after a dump truck driver who was rescued from the flames.
    After weeks of looking into what caused a fiery Blue Route crash, police are going after a dump truck driver who was rescued from the flames.
  • More Trouble For TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    More Trouble For TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    Fox Investigates' Jeff Cole, who first broke the story about failing TSA dogs at the airport, says they've been tested again and the results are surprising.
    Fox Investigates' Jeff Cole, who first broke the story about failing TSA dogs at the airport, says they've been tested again and the results are surprising.
  • Convicted Briber Gets Job With Dems

    Convicted Briber Gets Job With Dems

    A former political big-wig busted in the past has a new job: working for the Democratic Party in Philadelphia. Fox 29's Jeff Cole has the exclusive story.
    A former political big-wig busted in the past has a new job: working for the Democratic Party in Philadelphia. Fox 29's Jeff Cole has the exclusive story.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: NHS Program

    Fox 29 Investigates: NHS Program

    Investigative reporter Jeff Cole has the details on stunning allegations involving a city-funded program to help young adults with mental health issues.
    Investigative reporter Jeff Cole has the details on stunning allegations involving a city-funded program to help young adults with mental health issues.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Sheriff Photo

    Fox 29 Investigates: Sheriff Photo

    A local county council moves to get some money back after Fox 29 asks about hundreds of taxpayer dollars for pictures of the Easter bunny and hundreds more for snapshots at a retirement party.
    A local county council moves to get some money back after Fox 29 asks about hundreds of taxpayer dollars for pictures of the Easter bunny and hundreds more for snapshots at a retirement party.
  • Fox Investigates: Delaware County Sheriff

    Fox Investigates: Delaware County Sheriff

    One week after Fox 29 reported Delaware County had paid over $50,000 to a photo business where the county sheriff was the president -- and his daughter ran the business, thousands of dollars have been paid-back to the county.
    One week after Fox 29 reported Delaware County had paid over $50,000 to a photo business where the county sheriff was the president -- and his daughter ran the business, thousands of dollars have been paid-back to the county.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Rowan U. Building

    Fox 29 Investigates: Rowan U. Building

    Last year, Rowan University purchased a building in Camden. It has asbestos.  What will is cost to clean up? Jeff Cole investigates.
    Last year, Rowan University purchased a building in Camden. It has asbestos.  What will is cost to clean up? Jeff Cole investigates.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: TSA Dogs, Part Two

    Fox 29 Investigates: TSA Dogs, Part Two

    Fox 29 Investigates has learned the Transportation Security Administration has two trainers at Philadephia Airport working to retrain one of the dog teams for the important task of sniffing for explosives.
    Fox 29 Investigates has learned the Transportation Security Administration has two trainers at Philadephia Airport working to retrain one of the dog teams for the important task of sniffing for explosives.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Suspect Death

    Fox 29 Investigates: Suspect Death

    A Delaware man who clashed with Penns Grove, NJ police Sunday night is dead - and his family wants to know why.
    A Delaware man who clashed with Penns Grove, NJ police Sunday night is dead - and his family wants to know why.
  • Seized Drug Money Missing From Lock Up

    Seized Drug Money Missing From Lock Up

    The search is on for $8,000 in missing drug-related cash seizes as evidence in Delaware County.
    The search is on for $8,000 in missing drug-related cash seizes as evidence in Delaware County.
  • Keeley Looks At Public Figure's Perks

    Keeley Looks At Public Figure's Perks

    Ever wonder what your taxes pay for? Your hard work may be footing the bill for someone else to get free perks.
    Ever wonder what your taxes pay for? Your hard work may be footing the bill for someone else to get free perks.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Underground Dentist

    Fox 29 Investigates: Underground Dentist

    Fox 29 Investigates has learned that state dental regulators have moved against the woman we found operating an underground dental clinic in South Philadelphia.
    Fox 29 Investigates has learned that state dental regulators have moved against the woman we found operating an underground dental clinic in South Philadelphia.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: House Rental Scam

    Fox 29 Investigates: House Rental Scam

    Investigate Reporter Jeff Cole brings you the story of a single mom who says she was conned by a man who claimed he was a real estate agent in Northeast Philadelphia.
    Investigate Reporter Jeff Cole brings you the story of a single mom who says she was conned by a man who claimed he was a real estate agent in Northeast Philadelphia.
  • Cop, Psychologist In Fight Dispute

    Cop, Psychologist In Fight Dispute

    A local psychologist says he was brutalized by a Philadelphia cop. The officer claims the doctor struck him.
    A local psychologist says he was brutalized by a Philadelphia cop. The officer claims the doctor struck him.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: PAC Wants Officer On Restricted Duty

    Fox 29 Investigates: PAC Wants Officer On Restricted Duty

    A police watchdog agency is urging Philadelphia Police commissioner Charles Ramsey to restrict the duty of a city officer in the wake of brutality allegations.
    A police watchdog agency is urging Philadelphia Police commissioner Charles Ramsey to restrict the duty of a city officer in the wake of brutality allegations.
  • Fox Investigates: Camden Post Office

    Fox Investigates: Camden Post Office

    Did the Camden postal service fail to quickly deliver important mail to residents of a city neighborhood just to save money?
    Did the Camden postal service fail to quickly deliver important mail to residents of a city neighborhood just to save money?
  • Fox Investigates: Hatch Act Controversy

    Fox Investigates: Hatch Act Controversy

    Fox 29 has learned the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel in Washington, D.C. has found Montgomery County District Attorney, Risa Ferman violated the federal Hatch Act when she ran for district attorney in 2007.
    Fox 29 has learned the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel in Washington, D.C. has found Montgomery County District Attorney, Risa Ferman violated the federal Hatch Act when she ran for district attorney in 2007.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: DA Drops Charges Against Psychologist

    Fox 29 Investigates: DA Drops Charges Against Psychologist

    In March, a Philadelphia doctor serving as a mental health director at a county prison was arrested after a confrontation with a city police officer. Now, the D.A. has dropped all charges against the doctor.
    In March, a Philadelphia doctor serving as a mental health director at a county prison was arrested after a confrontation with a city police officer. Now, the D.A. has dropped all charges against the doctor.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: N. Philly Church Scam

    Fox 29 Investigates: N. Philly Church Scam

    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole and the Fox 29 I-Team bring you the story of a North Philly church pastor who was trying to serve his struggling community - but was taken for a ride.
    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole and the Fox 29 I-Team bring you the story of a North Philly church pastor who was trying to serve his struggling community - but was taken for a ride.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: PECO Meters

    Fox 29 Investigates: PECO Meters

    Tapping in to a PECO electric meter is a dangerous and sometimes deadly practice.
    Tapping in to a PECO electric meter is a dangerous and sometimes deadly practice.
  • I-Team: Grand Jury Report

    I-Team: Grand Jury Report

    Tonight, Fox 29’s I-Team and Jeff Cole bring you their latest report which focuses on the findings of the “Investigating Grand Jury” report.
    Tonight, Fox 29’s I-Team and Jeff Cole bring you their latest report which focuses on the findings of the “Investigating Grand Jury” report.
  • Fox 29 Looks Into Waiting For Ackerman

    Fox 29 Looks Into Waiting For Ackerman

    With Philadelphia schools reeling from massive budget cuts, Fox 29 Investigates wants to know why school district workers are waiting for the boss, Arlene Ackerman?
    With Philadelphia schools reeling from massive budget cuts, Fox 29 Investigates wants to know why school district workers are waiting for the boss, Arlene Ackerman?
  • It's Your Dime: SEPTA's Multi-Million Dollar Bathrooms

    It's Your Dime: SEPTA's Multi-Million Dollar Bathrooms

    Fox 29’s Jeff Cole has this week’s edition of It’s Your Dime.
    Fox 29’s Jeff Cole has this week’s edition of It’s Your Dime.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Pharmacist Susp'd

    Fox 29 Investigates: Pharmacist Susp'd

    Arlene Gerson, a 43 year-old pharmacist employed by the City of Philadelphia, is about to lose her job.
    Arlene Gerson, a 43 year-old pharmacist employed by the City of Philadelphia, is about to lose her job.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: DRPA Credit Cards

    Fox 29 Investigates: DRPA Credit Cards

    Fox 29 Investigates waited nearly a month to review the credit card receipts for the 3 top executives at the embattled DRPA.
    Fox 29 Investigates waited nearly a month to review the credit card receipts for the 3 top executives at the embattled DRPA.
  • It's Your Dime: Pricey Annual Reports

    It's Your Dime: Pricey Annual Reports

    In this edition of It’s Your Dime, Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole takes a look a something you have probably never seen or read, but are paying for with your taxes and tolls.
    In this edition of It’s Your Dime, Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole takes a look a something you have probably never seen or read, but are paying for with your taxes and tolls.
  • Fox Investigates: City Library Worker

    Fox Investigates: City Library Worker

    The Fox 29 Investigates team looks at the case of a Philadelphia city worker who is on the clock, but is he on the job?
    The Fox 29 Investigates team looks at the case of a Philadelphia city worker who is on the clock, but is he on the job?
  • Fox Investigates: More Workers On Tape

    Fox Investigates: More Workers On Tape

    On Wednesday, we showed you the startling video of a city worker spending long hours at home and doing private work while on the clock for the city.
    On Wednesday, we showed you the startling video of a city worker spending long hours at home and doing private work while on the clock for the city.
  • It's Your Dime: SJTA Vehicles

    It's Your Dime: SJTA Vehicles

    Today’s edition of It’s Your Dime focuses on the South Jersey Transportation Authority, know as the SJTA.
    Today’s edition of It’s Your Dime focuses on the South Jersey Transportation Authority, know as the SJTA.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Streets Worker

    Fox 29 Investigates: Streets Worker

    He's a top official with Philadelphia's Streets Department, earning six figures, and you may not believe what Fox Investigates found him doing.
    He's a top official with Philadelphia's Streets Department, earning six figures, and you may not believe what Fox Investigates found him doing.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Brutal Street Fight

    Fox 29 Investigates: Brutal Street Fight

    A confrontation this week at the home of an off-duty Philadelphia detective ended with the arrest of a city couple and allegations of police brutality.
    A confrontation this week at the home of an off-duty Philadelphia detective ended with the arrest of a city couple and allegations of police brutality.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Chester H.A. Water

    Fox 29 Investigates: Chester H.A. Water

    Foul smelling, soapy water and particles coming up through her kitchen sink! That is what a disabled woman says she endured in public housing in Chester County.
    Foul smelling, soapy water and particles coming up through her kitchen sink! That is what a disabled woman says she endured in public housing in Chester County.
  • Fox 29 Investigates City Council Gas Use

    Fox 29 Investigates City Council Gas Use

    Some Philadelphia city council members get to use city cars, all on the taxpayer's dime. But who pays for the gas?
    Some Philadelphia city council members get to use city cars, all on the taxpayer's dime. But who pays for the gas?
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Chester HA, Part 2

    Fox 29 Investigates: Chester HA, Part 2

    Early last month, Fox 29 Investigates told the stories of 2 women who were residents of the King Terrace public housing complex in Phoenixville. The units are run by the Chester County Housing Authority.
    Early last month, Fox 29 Investigates told the stories of 2 women who were residents of the King Terrace public housing complex in Phoenixville. The units are run by the Chester County Housing Authority.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: PHA Residency

    Fox 29 Investigates: PHA Residency

    Fox 29 Investigates: PHA Residency
    Fox 29 Investigates: PHA Residency
  • Fox 29 Investigates Career School

    Fox 29 Investigates Career School

    Fox 29 viewers say a local career college trampled on their dreams and made them waste valuable time.
    Fox 29 viewers say a local career college trampled on their dreams and made them waste valuable time.
  • CBP Head Visits Philadelphia Airport After FOX 29 Report

    CBP Head Visits Philadelphia Airport After FOX 29 Report

    Fox 29 Investigates is getting results after our cameras caught what appeared to be U.S. Customs and Border Protection workers sleeping on the job at Philadelphia International Airport.
    Fox 29 Investigates is getting results after our cameras caught what appeared to be U.S. Customs and Border Protection workers sleeping on the job at Philadelphia International Airport.
  • It's Your Dime: Constituent Calendars

    It's Your Dime: Constituent Calendars

    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole asks if Pennsylvania's General Assembly -- faced with a $2.3-billion budget deficit, jobs on the line and programs being slashed -- really needed to spend more than $130,000 on...
    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole asks if Pennsylvania's General Assembly -- faced with a $2.3-billion budget deficit, jobs on the line and programs being slashed -- really needed to spend more than $130,000 on...
  • It's Your Dime: $85K Worth Of Flags

    It's Your Dime: $85K Worth Of Flags

    They are revered symbols of pride and patriotism. But in tough economic times, was it wise for Pennsylvania state legislators to spend tens of thousands of your tax dollars on flags for their constituents?
    They are revered symbols of pride and patriotism. But in tough economic times, was it wise for Pennsylvania state legislators to spend tens of thousands of your tax dollars on flags for their constituents?
  • It's Your Dime: Gold-Foiled Stationery

    It's Your Dime: Gold-Foiled Stationery

    Investigative reporter Jeff Cole wants to know about your Pennsylvania state senators' gold stationery.
    Investigative reporter Jeff Cole wants to know about your Pennsylvania state senators' gold stationery.
  • It's Your Dime: Police Communications

    It's Your Dime: Police Communications

    In this week's "It's Your Dime" report, Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole takes a look at how the city's top cop is spending your tax dollars.
    In this week's "It's Your Dime" report, Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole takes a look at how the city's top cop is spending your tax dollars.
  • It's Your Dime: Lawmakers' Health Care

    It's Your Dime: Lawmakers' Health Care

    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole asks should taxpayers foot the bill for a doctor to be on hand when the General Assembly is in session? How about paying for flu shots for legislators and staff who request them?
    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole asks should taxpayers foot the bill for a doctor to be on hand when the General Assembly is in session? How about paying for flu shots for legislators and staff who request them?
  • It's Your Dime: House Members' Training

    It's Your Dime: House Members' Training

    We elected them to office and pay their salaries and expenses. But did we really have to pay extra tax dollars for some freshmen lawmakers to learn the ropes of their new jobs?
    We elected them to office and pay their salaries and expenses. But did we really have to pay extra tax dollars for some freshmen lawmakers to learn the ropes of their new jobs?
  • It's Your Dime: Treasury HR Training

    It's Your Dime: Treasury HR Training

    They rose to the top to become HR managers in Harrisburg, so why did they need your tax dollars to learn basic leadership and communication skills? As Fox 29' s Jeff Cole reports, 'It's Your Dime.'
    They rose to the top to become HR managers in Harrisburg, so why did they need your tax dollars to learn basic leadership and communication skills? As Fox 29' s Jeff Cole reports, 'It's Your Dime.'
  • City Cutting Bottled Water Spending

    City Cutting Bottled Water Spending

    If bottled water is one of the things you cut from your budget, you're not alone. Local government is getting rid of the perk now, too.
    If bottled water is one of the things you cut from your budget, you're not alone. Local government is getting rid of the perk now, too.
  • It's Your Dime: PFD Cleans Streets

    It's Your Dime: PFD Cleans Streets

    Fox 29 Investigates' Jeff Cole asks whether having firefighters hose down city streets is a necessary community outreach effort or a waste of manpower and taxpayer bucks.
    Fox 29 Investigates' Jeff Cole asks whether having firefighters hose down city streets is a necessary community outreach effort or a waste of manpower and taxpayer bucks.
  • It's Your Dime: Cleaning Bear Teeth

    It's Your Dime: Cleaning Bear Teeth

    Fox 29's Jeff Cole has the details on how Pennsylvania is spending your money to clean and study black bears' teeth.
    Fox 29's Jeff Cole has the details on how Pennsylvania is spending your money to clean and study black bears' teeth.
  • It's Your Dime: Pa. Senator's Furniture

    It's Your Dime: Pa. Senator's Furniture

    A $1,500 desk? A $1,000 cabinet? That's just some of the furniture a Pennsylvania lawmaker bought this year for his district office. And guess what? You paid for it.
    A $1,500 desk? A $1,000 cabinet? That's just some of the furniture a Pennsylvania lawmaker bought this year for his district office. And guess what? You paid for it.
  • It's Your Dime: Bulletproof Vest Return

    It's Your Dime: Bulletproof Vest Return

    They thought their bulletproof vests were defective but they were wrong. Find out why the Philadelphia Housing Authority is giving back more than $100,000 to a body armor replacement fund.
    They thought their bulletproof vests were defective but they were wrong. Find out why the Philadelphia Housing Authority is giving back more than $100,000 to a body armor replacement fund.
  • It's Your Dime: State Worker Parking

    It's Your Dime: State Worker Parking

    Pennsylvania state workers are parking at taxpayers’ expense. Find out what it's costing you.
    Pennsylvania state workers are parking at taxpayers’ expense. Find out what it's costing you.
  • It's Your Dime: Certificate Holders

    It's Your Dime: Certificate Holders

    State Senate and House members are spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars for, of all things, certificate holders.
    State Senate and House members are spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars for, of all things, certificate holders.
  • It's Your Dime: SEPTA Strike Costs City

    It's Your Dime: SEPTA Strike Costs City

    The six-day strike by SEPTA's largest union cost you a lot more than just extra time and money getting to and from work. Fox 29's Jeff Cole has the tally.
    The six-day strike by SEPTA's largest union cost you a lot more than just extra time and money getting to and from work. Fox 29's Jeff Cole has the tally.
  • Lawmakers Spent $35K On Bottled Water

    Lawmakers Spent $35K On Bottled Water

    With money tight and hundreds of state workers getting the boot, is it really the right time for state lawmakers to spend thousands of dollars on water?
    With money tight and hundreds of state workers getting the boot, is it really the right time for state lawmakers to spend thousands of dollars on water?
  • It's Your Dime: 26 Pa. Workers Get $2Gs

    It's Your Dime: 26 Pa. Workers Get $2Gs

    It's been a tough year for taxpayers and hundreds of laid-off Pennsylvania state employees. But not everyone in state government is likely singing the blues.
    It's been a tough year for taxpayers and hundreds of laid-off Pennsylvania state employees. But not everyone in state government is likely singing the blues.
  • Millions Spent On NJ State Worker Perks

    Millions Spent On NJ State Worker Perks

    Would you like to get paid to go holiday shopping? An investigative panel in New Jersey finds some municipal workers do. As Jeff Cole reports, "It's Your Dime."
    Would you like to get paid to go holiday shopping? An investigative panel in New Jersey finds some municipal workers do. As Jeff Cole reports, "It's Your Dime."
  • It's Your Dime: A Year Of Wasteful Spending

    It's Your Dime: A Year Of Wasteful Spending

    Fox 29's Jeff Cole looks back at some of the more outrageous ways the city and state spent your money in 2009.
    Fox 29's Jeff Cole looks back at some of the more outrageous ways the city and state spent your money in 2009.
  • It's Your Dime: House Democrats Meeting

    It's Your Dime: House Democrats Meeting

    A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers plans to meet outside of the State Capitol, but that meeting will come at a price for taxpayers.
    A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers plans to meet outside of the State Capitol, but that meeting will come at a price for taxpayers.
  • It's Your Dime: Scathing A.C. Audit

    It's Your Dime: Scathing A.C. Audit

    There's big money trouble behind the shimmery glow of New Jersey's gambling mecca, Atlantic City.
    There's big money trouble behind the shimmery glow of New Jersey's gambling mecca, Atlantic City.
  • It's Your Dime: Philly Auto Show Junket

    It's Your Dime: Philly Auto Show Junket

    Pennsylvania lawmakers come to town for an exclusive party at the Philadelphia Auto Show, but part of their trip comes at the expense of taxpayers, Fox 29's Jeff Cole reports.
    Pennsylvania lawmakers come to town for an exclusive party at the Philadelphia Auto Show, but part of their trip comes at the expense of taxpayers, Fox 29's Jeff Cole reports.
  • It's Your Dime: Auto Show Junket Pt. 2

    It's Your Dime: Auto Show Junket Pt. 2

    In February, Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole reported that some members of the State House Committee on Tourism spent a late January weekend in Philadelphia. Just how much did this cost the taxpayers?
    In February, Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole reported that some members of the State House Committee on Tourism spent a late January weekend in Philadelphia. Just how much did this cost the taxpayers?
  • It's Your Dime: Luxury Vehicle

    It's Your Dime: Luxury Vehicle

    Fox 29’s Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole looks into why the ATF sent a 2010 Cadillac DTS to the local Philly office.
    Fox 29’s Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole looks into why the ATF sent a 2010 Cadillac DTS to the local Philly office.
  • It's Your Dime: US St. Dep't Liquor Tab

    It's Your Dime: US St. Dep't Liquor Tab

    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole takes a look at the U.S. Department of State’s spending records (obtained by the Washington Times) – specifically, their 2009 liquor tab.
    Fox 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole takes a look at the U.S. Department of State’s spending records (obtained by the Washington Times) – specifically, their 2009 liquor tab.
  • It's Your Dime: Low City Budget Reserves

    It's Your Dime: Low City Budget Reserves

    One of those concerned with the new budget's low reserves is City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who joined Fox 29's Jeff Cole for this "It's Your Dime" report.
    One of those concerned with the new budget's low reserves is City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who joined Fox 29's Jeff Cole for this "It's Your Dime" report.
  • It's Your Dime: Grand Jury Reports

    It's Your Dime: Grand Jury Reports

    An investigating "Grand Jury" finds the Pennsylvania Legislature could go part-time and still get it's work done.
    An investigating "Grand Jury" finds the Pennsylvania Legislature could go part-time and still get it's work done.
  • It's Your Dime: Questionable Spending

    It's Your Dime: Questionable Spending

    In today’s Its' Your Dime , Fox 29 takes a look at some questionable government spending in Harrisburg.
    In today’s Its' Your Dime , Fox 29 takes a look at some questionable government spending in Harrisburg.
  • It's Your Dime: $3,400 DRPA Hotel Bill

    It's Your Dime: $3,400 DRPA Hotel Bill

    Delaware River Port Authority money is your dime, toll-payers and taxpayers, and you paid for one of its top honchos to go to a big party.
    Delaware River Port Authority money is your dime, toll-payers and taxpayers, and you paid for one of its top honchos to go to a big party.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Philly Gun Permits

    Fox 29 Investigates: Philly Gun Permits

    There is a new law aimed at curbing handgun violence, but is Philly's new gun permit law about to be shot down?
    There is a new law aimed at curbing handgun violence, but is Philly's new gun permit law about to be shot down?
  • First On Fox: Estelle Matthews Under Investigation

    First On Fox: Estelle Matthews Under Investigation

    Fox 29 has learned the Inspector General of the School District of Philadelphia is investigating Estelle Matthews, the Chief Talent Development Officer in the school system.
    Fox 29 has learned the Inspector General of the School District of Philadelphia is investigating Estelle Matthews, the Chief Talent Development Officer in the school system.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: City Highway Engineer

    FOX 29 Investigates: City Highway Engineer

    Three months after a FOX 29 investigation, a top official in the Philadelphia Streets Department will likely feel his wallet getting lighter.
    Three months after a FOX 29 investigation, a top official in the Philadelphia Streets Department will likely feel his wallet getting lighter.
  • Controller: Fox29 Exposed Worker Issues

    Controller: Fox29 Exposed Worker Issues

    Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz said on Wednesday that a Fox 29 investigation led the city to confirm our findings of potential workplace time abuse at libraries.
    Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz said on Wednesday that a Fox 29 investigation led the city to confirm our findings of potential workplace time abuse at libraries.
  • Fox 29 Investigates:Bucks Whistleblower

    Fox 29 Investigates:Bucks Whistleblower

    Fox 29's Jeff Cole brings you up to date on a story he first reported on in November.
    Fox 29's Jeff Cole brings you up to date on a story he first reported on in November.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: PHA Residency II

    Fox 29 Investigates: PHA Residency II

    Last month, Fox 29 Investigates revealed that the embattled Philadelphia Housing Authority has scrapped it’s hard and fast “City Residency Rule” for a handful of it’s top workers – and it did so without telling a handful of...
    Last month, Fox 29 Investigates revealed that the embattled Philadelphia Housing Authority has scrapped it’s hard and fast “City Residency Rule” for a handful of it’s top workers – and it did so without telling a handful of...
  • Fox 29 Investigates: School Worker FOLO

    Fox 29 Investigates: School Worker FOLO

    Wednesday’s Fox 29 Investigates report focused on a Philadelphia School District worker who was an alleged a “double-dipping” carpenter.  Today, Jeff Cole has learned the District may want some of his $51,000 salary back.
    Wednesday’s Fox 29 Investigates report focused on a Philadelphia School District worker who was an alleged a “double-dipping” carpenter.  Today, Jeff Cole has learned the District may want some of his $51,000 salary back.
  • Window Wizard Customers Upset & Angry

    Window Wizard Customers Upset & Angry

    Fox 29’s investigative reporter Jeff Cole broke the story yesterday....the Levittown-based Window Wizards has closed it’s doors. Tonight, customers are trying to find out what’s happened to their money and their windows!
    Fox 29’s investigative reporter Jeff Cole broke the story yesterday....the Levittown-based Window Wizards has closed it’s doors. Tonight, customers are trying to find out what’s happened to their money and their windows!
  • Windowizards Vows To Honor Commitments

    Windowizards Vows To Honor Commitments

    Windowizards, the popular Philadelphia-area windows installer that appeared to shut down last week, now says it "remains open for business."
    Windowizards, the popular Philadelphia-area windows installer that appeared to shut down last week, now says it "remains open for business."
  • Class-Action Suit Targets Windowizards

    Class-Action Suit Targets Windowizards

    There have been a lot of headlines lately about WindowWizards – the window replacement company – about how it is in trouble, including it’s recent closing and re-opening. Now, it appears, the window giant and one of it’s...
    There have been a lot of headlines lately about WindowWizards – the window replacement company – about how it is in trouble, including it’s recent closing and re-opening. Now, it appears, the window giant and one of it’s...
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Whistleblower Suit

    Fox 29 Investigates: Whistleblower Suit

    Back in November of 2010, Fox 29’s Jeff Cole brought you the story of Joanne Palazzolo. Joanne says she was fired as Health Department Business Manager when she tried to “blow the whistle” on Bucks County workers being paid...
    Back in November of 2010, Fox 29’s Jeff Cole brought you the story of Joanne Palazzolo. Joanne says she was fired as Health Department Business Manager when she tried to “blow the whistle” on Bucks County workers being paid...
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Double Dip Payback

    Fox 29 Investigates: Double Dip Payback

    Three weeks ago, Fox 29 Investigates introduced you Port Richmond carpenter William Pellegrini.
    Three weeks ago, Fox 29 Investigates introduced you Port Richmond carpenter William Pellegrini.
  • Fox Investigates: Electric Car Chargers

    Fox Investigates: Electric Car Chargers

    They're supposed to power the cars of tomorrow, but will anybody be using them?
    They're supposed to power the cars of tomorrow, but will anybody be using them?
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