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  • Judge mulling sanctions related to ethics trial

    Judge mulling sanctions related to ethics trial

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:29:27 GMT
    A judge is deciding whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not releasing certain documents in a whistleblower trial.
    A judge is deciding whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not releasing certain documents in a whistleblower trial.
  • Controversial Hindu preacher found guilty

    Controversial Hindu preacher found guilty

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:19:49 GMT
    A federal jury in Atlanta returned a guilty verdict on all 34 counts against a ?controversial Hindu preacher?.
    A federal jury in Atlanta returned a guilty verdict on all 34 counts against a ?controversial Hindu preacher?.
  • Charity grant recipient asks, "Where's the money?"

    Charity grant recipient asks, "Where's the money?"

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:01:54 GMT
    A kidney transplant patient says it was at a star-studded fundraising event that he was awarded a grant to help him with mounting medical bills. But, behind the glitz and glamor are serious questions about how this charity manages its money.
    A kidney transplant patient says it was at a star-studded fundraising event that he was awarded a grant to help him with mounting medical bills. But, behind the glitz and glamor are serious questions about how this charity manages its money.
  • 3 easy options for checking your credit score

    3 easy options for checking your credit score

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:47:59 GMT
    Everybody is entitled to a once-a-year free credit report. But, it's always been a little confusing because if you wanted your credit score that goes with it then you had to pay. There are options out there.
    Everybody is entitled to a once-a-year free credit report. But, it's always been a little confusing because if you wanted your credit score that goes with it then you had to pay. There are options out there.
  • Dr. Commander cries on witness stand

    Dr. Commander cries on witness stand

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:12:43 GMT
    The man who claims to have thousands of Hindu followers around the world took the witness stand in his federal money laundering trial and broke down in tears.
    The man who claims to have thousands of Hindu followers around the world took the witness stand in his federal money laundering trial and broke down in tears.
  • Developer: Kenerly never asked for bribe

    Developer: Kenerly never asked for bribe

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:18:28 GMT
    Prosecutors considered him their key witness, a longtime Gwinnett developer given immunity to spill what he knew about corruption inside county government. David Jenkins testified before a Gwinnett grand jury in 2010. He also met multiple times with prosecutors. Those interviews were videotaped. Four years later, prosecutors agreed to a no contest plea bargain with former commissioner Kevin Kenerly on one count of bribery. He will serve 10 years on probation and pay a $10,000 fine.
    Prosecutors considered him their key witness, a longtime Gwinnett developer given immunity to spill what he knew about corruption inside county government. David Jenkins testified before a Gwinnett grand jury in 2010. He also met multiple times with prosecutors. Those interviews were videotaped. Four years later, prosecutors agreed to a no contest plea bargain with former commissioner Kevin Kenerly on one count of bribery. He will serve 10 years on probation and pay a $10,000 fine.
  • Control your debit or credit card by remote control

    Control your debit or credit card by remote control

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:35:26 GMT
    Oh, that awful feeling when you think your credit or debit card is safely tucked into your wallet, but it's still shopping. Somebody, somewhere has got your card number and is using it. What if you could turn off that card?
    Oh, that awful feeling when you think your credit or debit card is safely tucked into your wallet, but it's still shopping. Somebody, somewhere has got your card number and is using it. What if you could turn off that card?
  • Reality TV Star Todd Chrisley faces tough questions

    Reality TV Star Todd Chrisley faces tough questions

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:58:47 GMT
    It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley.
    It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley.
  • Save money by grocery shopping at the right time

    Save money by grocery shopping at the right time

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:14:49 GMT
    Here's the sure fire way to stay on budget at the grocery store: Plan your menu in advance, make a list then stick to it. So how is it that you're still spending more than you should and ending up with less than you need? Because too many of us shop at the wrong time.
    Here's the sure fire way to stay on budget at the grocery store: Plan your menu in advance, make a list then stick to it. So how is it that you're still spending more than you should and ending up with less than you need? Because too many of us shop at the wrong time.
  • Credit card transfers: read the fine print

    Credit card transfers: read the fine print

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:00:05 GMT
    A credit card balance can easily get out of control. You can chip away at that debt by transferring the balance to a lower interest card.  But, before you jump on that great offer, hit 'pause'. It's not for everyone.
    A credit card balance can easily get out of control. You can chip away at that debt by transferring the balance to a lower interest card.  But, before you jump on that great offer, hit 'pause'. It's not for everyone.
  • Georgia Attorney General says he won't represent Ethics Director

    Georgia Attorney General says he won't represent Ethics Director

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:47:24 GMT
    There is more controversy involving the State Ethics Director and the Attorney General's office. The Georgia Attorney General says his office will not represent ethics director, Holly LaBerge, because of a serious conflict.
    There is more controversy involving the State Ethics Director and the Attorney General's office. The Georgia Attorney General says his office will not represent ethics director, Holly LaBerge, because of a serious conflict.
  • Witness: Hindu leader 'big cheater'

    Witness: Hindu leader 'big cheater'

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:31:29 GMT
    The Hindu leader with the super hero name felt the wrath of a tiny Indian woman in federal court.
    The Hindu leader with the super hero name felt the wrath of a tiny Indian woman in federal court.
  • Bank reimburses elderly theft victims

    Bank reimburses elderly theft victims

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:29:48 GMT
    Weeks after authorities charged a caregiver with stealing thousands from an elderly couple's bank account, the victims' family was told the bank would not reimburse them. The reason? The couple didn't discover the crime quick enough.
    Weeks after authorities charged a caregiver with stealing thousands from an elderly couple's bank account, the victims' family was told the bank would not reimburse them. The reason? The couple didn't discover the crime quick enough.
  • Police ask FOX 5 viewers to help find DeKalb travel agent

    Police ask FOX 5 viewers to help find DeKalb travel agent

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:30:59 GMT
    A travel agent now better known for canceling trips than making vacation memories has a warrant out for his arrest. And this is where our viewers come in. DeKalb County police need your help to bring in Lee Benton.
    A travel agent now better known for canceling trips than making vacation memories has a warrant out for his arrest. And this is where our viewers come in. DeKalb County police need your help to bring in Lee Benton.
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    Consolidate your student loan debt

    Consolidate your student loan debt

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-08 12:46:29 GMT
    The average student out of college carries $29,000 in debt, according to the latest stats. If it's your first year out of school, figuring out how to pay it off is your first test. Your goal is student loan debt consolidation.  Here's a look at how to roll those scattered loans into one, manageable, low interest loan.
    The average student out of college carries $29,000 in debt, according to the latest stats. If it's your first year out of school, figuring out how to pay it off is your first test. Your goal is student loan debt consolidation.  Here's a look at how to roll those scattered loans into one, manageable, low interest loan.
  • iPhone's "kill switch" is working to reduce thefts

    iPhone's "kill switch" is working to reduce thefts

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-06 12:44:59 GMT
    iPhones are expensive, but you can buy a used one. It's a lot cheaper, but it's riskier buying from a stranger. You wonder: Does it work? Was it stolen? This is where a kill switch of sorts comes in.
    iPhones are expensive, but you can buy a used one. It's a lot cheaper, but it's riskier buying from a stranger. You wonder: Does it work? Was it stolen? This is where a kill switch of sorts comes in.
  • Former Gwinnett Co. commissioner avoids prison time

    Former Gwinnett Co. commissioner avoids prison time

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-05 23:25:33 GMT
    Former Gwinnett commissioner Kevin Kenerly pleaded no contest to one count of bribery in a case that closes the door on an ugly chapter of Gwinnett County politics.
    Former Gwinnett commissioner Kevin Kenerly pleaded no contest to one count of bribery in a case that closes the door on an ugly chapter of Gwinnett County politics.
  • Christmas in August: Save Now, Buy Now

    Christmas in August: Save Now, Buy Now

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:23:24 GMT
    Kids are just getting back to school, but it's time to think about Christmas. Yes, Christmas in August. It's not too early if you want to avoid two things: that December panic about where the money is going to come from and about avoiding the shopping time crunch.
    Kids are just getting back to school, but it's time to think about Christmas. Yes, Christmas in August. It's not too early if you want to avoid two things: that December panic about where the money is going to come from and about avoiding the shopping time crunch.
  • Attorney General reopens investigation into DeKalb travel agent

    Attorney General reopens investigation into DeKalb travel agent

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:31:25 GMT
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    A local travel agency owner, who's been ordered by the Attorney General's office to clean up his act, is facing the same complaints again. First, there were Girl Scouts then church ladies and now a family planning a cruise says its out $21,000.
    A local travel agency owner, who's been ordered by the Attorney General's office to clean up his act, is facing the same complaints again. First, there were Girl Scouts then church ladies and now a family planning a cruise says its out $21,000.
  • Ray McBerry ex-employee speaks

    Ray McBerry ex-employee speaks

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:02:51 GMT
    A second young woman filed a Henry County police complaint accusing former gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry of some bizarre behavior.
    A second young woman filed a Henry County police complaint accusing former gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry of some bizarre behavior.
  • Mom confronts Ray McBerry over modeling request

    Mom confronts Ray McBerry over modeling request

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:04:32 GMT
    A twice-failed candidate for Georgia governor found himself face-to-face with a mother furious over what he was trying to do this month with her teenage daughter.
    A twice-failed candidate for Georgia governor found himself face-to-face with a mother furious over what he was trying to do this month with her teenage daughter.
  • Does social media make you spend more money?

    Does social media make you spend more money?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:49:39 GMT
    The notion of 'Keeping up with the Jones' is not new, but there is a new pressure coming at you. Peer pressure - whether you're 13 or 33 - is a powerful thing. Now throw in social media and you have what an Atlanta counselor calls 'Keeping up with the Jones' on steroids. And if you're not careful that can get costly.
    The notion of 'Keeping up with the Jones' is not new, but there is a new pressure coming at you. Peer pressure - whether you're 13 or 33 - is a powerful thing. Now throw in social media and you have what an Atlanta counselor calls 'Keeping up with the Jones' on steroids. And if you're not careful that can get costly.
  • Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:11:30 GMT
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
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    Former Douglas Co. D.A. office manager indicted

    Former Douglas Co. D.A. office manager indicted

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:24:49 GMT
    There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements.
    There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements.
  • Whistleblower Seeks Sanctions Against Attorney General's Office

    Whistleblower Seeks Sanctions Against Attorney General's Office

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:59:29 GMT
    In a letter, obtained exclusively by the Fox 5 I-Team, former Ethics director Stacey Kalberman's plans to seek sanctions against the state Attorney General's office.
    More controversy involving the State Ethics Commission. In a letter, obtained exclusively by the Fox 5 I-Team, former Ethics director Stacey Kalberman's plans to seek sanctions against the state Attorney General's office.
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    State proposes action for home elevator safety

    State proposes action for home elevator safety

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:12:46 GMT

    The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.

    The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.

  • Legal ethics expert: Crisis of Public Confidence

    Legal ethics expert: Crisis of Public Confidence

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:43:53 GMT
    The Georgia State Professor of Law and Ethics says Georgia citizens are facing a crisis of public confidence due to the unfolding drama at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
    The Georgia State Professor of Law and Ethics says Georgia citizens are facing a crisis of public confidence due to the unfolding drama at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
  • Credit Cards v Charge Cards

    Credit Cards v Charge Cards

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:48:23 GMT
    You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
    You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
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    Child traumatically injured in beach house elevator

    Child traumatically injured in beach house elevator

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:09:54 GMT
    Another child has been seriously injured in a residential elevator accident. This is a warning for any family renting a beach house.
    Another child has been seriously injured in a residential elevator accident. This is a warning for any family renting a beach house.
  • Governor reacts to Ethics allegations

    Governor reacts to Ethics allegations

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:40:07 GMT
    The Governor sat down with Senior Fox 5 I-Team Reporter Dale Russell for his first television interview following allegations of strong-arming by a member of his staff.
    The Governor sat down with Senior Fox 5 I-Team Reporter Dale Russell for his first television interview following allegations of strong-arming by a member of his staff.
  • I-Team: Doctor guilty of Medicaid Fraud

    I-Team: Doctor guilty of Medicaid Fraud

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:39:09 GMT
    Six years after the I-Team first raised questions about Dr. Nathaniel Johnson's medical practices, the noted OB/GYN and cosmetic surgeon pled guilty to Medicaid Fraud and aiding the unlicensed practice of medicine.
    Six years after the I-Team first raised questions about Dr. Nathaniel Johnson's medical practices, the noted OB/GYN and cosmetic surgeon pled guilty to Medicaid Fraud and aiding the unlicensed practice of medicine.
  • Easy 'sneaky' ways to save!

    Easy 'sneaky' ways to save!

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:42:52 GMT
    Saving money should be a no-brainer. We know it's the right thing to do, but it can be really challenging for a lot of us. What if you were tricked into savings?
    Saving money should be a no-brainer. We know it's the right thing to do, but it can be really challenging for a lot of us. What if you were tricked into savings?
  • Exclusive Interview with Ethics Director Holly LaBerge who says Governor Deal's staff threatened her

    Exclusive Interview with Ethics Director Holly LaBerge who says Governor Deal's staff threatened her

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:16:22 GMT

    The woman at the center of the controversial Governor Deal campaign finance investigation is fighting back.

    The woman at the center of the controversial Governor Deal campaign finance investigation is fighting back.

  • Should You Freeze Your Credit?

    Should You Freeze Your Credit?

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:45:53 GMT
    When you put a credit freeze on your credit report what exactly are you doing? For the most part, it blocks access to your personal financial information, but there are exceptions.
    When you put a credit freeze on your credit report what exactly are you doing? For the most part, it blocks access to your personal financial information, but there are exceptions.
  • I-Team: How close was Cooper’s car seat?

    I-Team: How close was Cooper’s car seat?

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:43:48 GMT
    Of all the questions that have surfaced in the death of Cooper Harris in his father's hot car, the biggest is the most simple: how could Ross Harris not notice his son in the back seat?
    Of all the questions that have surfaced in the death of Cooper Harris in his father's hot car, the biggest is the most simple: how could Ross Harris not notice his son in the back seat?
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    Watch the FOX 5 I-Team's Emmy Award winning five-part investigation into home elevator dangers

    Watch the FOX 5 I-Team's Emmy Award winning five-part investigation into home elevator dangers

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:07:01 GMT
    The I-Team’s Emmy Award winning in-depth investigation into residential elevators and the dangers they pose to children keeps growing.
    The I-Team’s Emmy Award winning in-depth investigation into residential elevators and the dangers they pose to children keeps growing.
  • Hospice Fraud Investigation

    Hospice Fraud Investigation

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:00:20 GMT
    A Lamar County woman claims a for-profit hospice company took advantage of her dying husband, pocketing thousands of Medicare dollars without ever showing up to help.
    A Lamar County woman claims a for-profit hospice company took advantage of her dying husband, pocketing thousands of Medicare dollars without ever showing up to help.
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    GM Recall: Free Car Rental

    GM Recall: Free Car Rental

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:56:10 GMT
    Millions of GM car owners are filling dealerships to have a faulty ignition switch replaced, but there are long wait times for appointments. While you wait, the weeks, sometimes months for your turn, did you know that you can get a free rental car?
    Millions of GM car owners are filling dealerships to have a faulty ignition switch replaced, but there are long wait times for appointments. While you wait, the weeks, sometimes months for your turn, did you know that you can get a free rental car?
  • Former Farm Manager wants criminal probe

    Former Farm Manager wants criminal probe

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:41:44 GMT
    A Fox 5 I-Team investigation into a troubled organic farm has caused a stir among longtime farm-to-table growers. A farm that admits it broke its promises to popular restaurants all over metro Atlanta.
    A Fox 5 I-Team investigation into a troubled organic farm has caused a stir among longtime farm-to-table growers. A farm that admits it broke its promises to popular restaurants all over metro Atlanta.
  • Christian school fails teachers and students

    Christian school fails teachers and students

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-01 02:46:42 GMT
    A private school in Snellville keeps getting a failing grade in one important subject: paying its teachers.But how is that possible when Integrity Christian Academy collected a big chunk of tax money? The bigger question: where did it go?
    A private school in Snellville keeps getting a failing grade in one important subject: paying its teachers.But how is that possible when Integrity Christian Academy collected a big chunk of tax money? The bigger question: where did it go?
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    Big, Annual Fundraisers But Where's the Money?

    Big, Annual Fundraisers But Where's the Money?

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-06-18 18:52:25 GMT
    For a few years now, big name sponsors like Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific, as well as stars like Dionne Warwick, have donated time and money to a big, splashy, annual fundraising event. But, when you get past the lights and cameras, you're left to ask: Where is that money going?
    For a few years now, big name sponsors like Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific, as well as stars like Dionne Warwick, have donated time and money to a big, splashy, annual fundraising event. But, when you get past the lights and cameras, you're left to ask: Where is that money going?
  • Council member battles Judge's 4 day work week

    Council member battles Judge's 4 day work week

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-06-17 03:07:45 GMT
    The battle over Atlanta Municipal Court judge's 4 day work week has taken a new twist. City Council member Keisha Lance Bottoms introduced a resolution and ordinance that threatened massive budget cuts if judge's don't hold court 5 days a week.
    The battle over Atlanta Municipal Court judge's 4 day work week has taken a new twist.
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    FDA joins Flickr

    FDA joins Flickr

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:39:38 GMT
    The FDA recalls products either because they're considered defective or potentially harmful, but it's information.  If you want to keep track of FDA recalls, check out Flickr.
    The FDA recalls products either because they're considered defective or potentially harmful, but it's information.  If you want to keep track of FDA recalls, check out Flickr.
  • Ga. settles with 3 ex-ethics commission employees

    Ga. settles with 3 ex-ethics commission employees

    Friday, June 13 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-06-13 21:23:41 GMT
    The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees alleging retaliation stemming from an investigation into complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
    The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees alleging retaliation stemming from an investigation into complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Four-Week Financial Fitness Challenge

    Four-Week Financial Fitness Challenge

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-06-11 12:20:49 GMT
    The beginning of summer often means the start of summer fitness workouts. But how about a twist this year with a financial fitness challenge? Here's a four-week plan to trim your expenses but fatten your savings.WEEK ONE: Set goals and put them in a timeframe.
    The beginning of summer often means the start of summer fitness workouts. But how about a twist this year with a financial fitness challenge? Here's a four-week plan to trim your expenses but fatten your savings.WEEK ONE: Set goals and put them in a timeframe.
  • FTC Orders Auto Lender to Repay Clients

    FTC Orders Auto Lender to Repay Clients

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-06-09 16:16:27 GMT
    A national auto lender faces millions of dollars in fines. And, there could be many people from Georgia affected and possibly due refunds. The FTC charges that a company out of California called Consumer Portfolio Services used "illegal tactics" when selling and collecting on loans.
    A national auto lender faces millions of dollars in fines. And, there could be many people from Georgia affected and possibly due refunds. The FTC charges that a company out of California called Consumer Portfolio Services used "illegal tactics" when selling and collecting on loans.
  • Members take back church from felon pastor

    Members take back church from felon pastor

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-06-04 02:52:32 GMT
    Members of a Snellville church discovered a secret about the pastor they recently hired, an ex-con still on probation for stealing $23,000 from another church leader in Florida.
    Members of a Snellville church discovered a secret about the pastor they recently hired, an ex-con still on probation for stealing $23,000 from another church leader in Florida.
  • Unpaid Medical Debt Unfairly Dinged on Credit Reports

    Unpaid Medical Debt Unfairly Dinged on Credit Reports

    Monday, June 2 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-06-02 13:48:53 GMT
    The credit reporting bureaus may be heavy handed when dinging your credit over medical debt, according to a new government study. If that's you, then you have company. Let's take a look at how big of a deal unpaid medical bills are in America.
    The credit reporting bureaus may be heavy handed when dinging your credit over medical debt, according to a new government study. If that's you, then you have company. Let's take a look at how big of a deal unpaid medical bills are in America.
  • Saving for College with the 529 Plan

    Saving for College with the 529 Plan

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-05-29 15:13:41 GMT
    May 29th is National 529 College Savings Day. It's a reminder why it's important to look into the state's "Path2College 529 Plan" for college savings.
    May 29th is National 529 College Savings Day. It's a reminder why it's important to look into the state's "Path2College 529 Plan" for college savings.
  • FOX 5 I-Team Special Coverage

    Peanut Kilby found guilty on 60 counts in 'Lucky Dog' trial

    Peanut Kilby found guilty on 60 counts in 'Lucky Dog' trial

    Thursday, May 22 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-05-22 20:05:56 GMT
    Thursday afternoon, jurors found former Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby guilty on 60 counts of theft and racketeering. Kilby showed little emotion as the verdict was read.
    Thursday afternoon, jurors found former Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby guilty on 60 counts of theft and racketeering. Kilby showed little emotion as the verdict was read.
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    How to Budget with Rising Grocery Prices

    How to Budget with Rising Grocery Prices

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-05-21 15:21:43 GMT
    Food prices started to climb in February and they are continuing to squeeze wallets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the type of increase we haven't seen since 2011.
    Food prices started to climb in February and they are continuing to squeeze wallets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the type of increase we haven't seen since 2011.
  • Buckhead Tax Breaks

    Buckhead Tax Breaks

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-05-20 19:16:18 GMT
    We hear all the time about tax breaks handed-out to help build manufacturing plants, bring movies to town, and even construct sports stadiums.  But, should developers in one of the hottest real estate markets in Georgia get tax breaks?
    We hear all the time about tax breaks handed-out to help build manufacturing plants, bring movies to town, and even construct sports stadiums.  But, should developers in one of the hottest real estate markets in Georgia get tax breaks?
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    iPhone Feature Logs Location History

    iPhone Feature Logs Location History

    Monday, May 19 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-05-19 11:36:02 GMT
    There is a new feature on your iPhone that you'll want to know about. You might find it helpful, or you might find it just another invasion of your privacy.
    There is a new feature on your iPhone that you'll want to know about. You might find it helpful, or you might find it just another invasion of your privacy.
  • EPA Pulls Food Storage Containers

    EPA Pulls Food Storage Containers

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-05-14 13:02:35 GMT
    Any way to make fresh veggies last longer or to help leftovers keep a few more days is a good thing, right? Storage containers are now made with something that's supposed to help that happen. But before you buy, hit pause.
    Any way to make fresh veggies last longer or to help leftovers keep a few more days is a good thing, right? Storage containers are now made with something that's supposed to help that happen. But before you buy, hit pause.
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    Withdrawing from your 401(k)

    Withdrawing from your 401(k)

    Monday, May 12 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-05-12 12:14:36 GMT
    Since the 2008 market crash money experts over at Oxygen Financial say too many folks started dipping into their 401K to make ends meet. The Atlanta finance group says it's rarely a good idea.
    Since the 2008 market crash money experts over at Oxygen Financial say too many folks started dipping into their 401K to make ends meet. The Atlanta finance group says it's rarely a good idea.
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    Homemade: Is it worth it? We test for you.

    Homemade: Is it worth it? We test for you.

    Friday, May 9 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-05-09 19:58:51 GMT
    Homemade Laundry Detergent IngredientsHomemade Laundry Detergent Ingredients
    You read and hear a lot about families making more things from scratch either for environmental or health reasons or to just save money. But is it worth? 
    You read and hear a lot about families making more things from scratch either for environmental or health reasons or to just save money. But is it worth? 
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Medication mixup allegations at 'Barking Hound' luxury kennel

    Medication mixup allegations at 'Barking Hound' luxury kennel

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-05-07 20:38:43 GMT
    FOX 5 I-Team InvestigatesFOX 5 I-Team Investigates
    An Atlanta family claims a luxury kennel confused the medication for their two dogs, leaving one with renal failure that ultimately led to her death.
    An Atlanta family claims a luxury kennel confused the medication for their two dogs, leaving one with renal failure that ultimately led to her death.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Apps Your Kids May Be Using

    Apps Your Kids May Be Using

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-05-07 13:55:09 GMT
    Keeping up with technology is one thing. Keeping up with what your kids are using is even more challenging. Since they are on the front end of trends let's get you up to speed on some apps that they might be using that you'll want to know about. 
    Keeping up with technology is one thing. Keeping up with what your kids are using is even more challenging. Since they are on the front end of trends let's get you up to speed on some apps that they might be using that you'll want to know about. 
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Code Red: Fulton County Battles Jailhouse Fires

    Code Red: Fulton County Battles Jailhouse Fires

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-05-07 12:34:23 GMT
    FOX 5 I-Team InvestigatesFOX 5 I-Team Investigates
    They call them - Code Red. Potentially dangerous fires set by inmates inside the Fulton County jail. The I-Team has found what some call an alarming number of jailhouse fires during the past year. Fires that have never been made public until now.
    They call them - Code Red. Potentially dangerous fires set by inmates inside the Fulton County jail. The I-Team has found what some call an alarming number of jailhouse fires during the past year. Fires that have never been made public until now.
  • New Douglas D.A. Fires Veteran Office Staffers

    New Douglas D.A. Fires Veteran Office Staffers

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-05-06 19:15:24 GMT
    Brand new Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner didn't take long to clear the air and clear the decks. On his second day on the job, Fortner fired office manager Tammie Agan and three others.
    Brand new Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner didn't take long to clear the air and clear the decks. On his second day on the job, Fortner fired office manager Tammie Agan and three others.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Highly ranked Android app called a 'fake'

    Highly ranked Android app called a 'fake'

    Monday, May 5 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-05-05 12:40:47 GMT
    Virus Shield app called "fake"Virus Shield app called "fake"
    Buying apps is so easy. You see something appealing, click on it, and in no time, you own it. Those quick clicks recently left Android users without anything to show for it: an app that didn't work.
    Buying apps is so easy. You see something appealing, click on it, and in no time, you own it. Those quick clicks recently left Android users without anything to show for it: an app that didn't work.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Metro School Buses Still Without Cameras

    Metro School Buses Still Without Cameras

    Friday, May 2 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-05-02 17:05:40 GMT
    It's against the law to pass a school bus loading or unloading children, but an I-Team investigation revealed it's still a very dangerous problem that happens every day.
    It's against the law to pass a school bus loading or unloading children, but an I-Team investigation revealed it's still a very dangerous problem that happens every day.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Boggs Mountain Shelter Director raw interview

    Boggs Mountain Shelter Director raw interview

    Thursday, May 1 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-05-01 19:35:13 GMT
    This is the complete Fox5 I-Team interview with then-Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby that took place July 10, 2012.
    This is the complete Fox5 I-Team interview with then-Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby that took place July 10, 2012.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Atlanta Fire Captain’s call to 911 Sparks Investigation

    Atlanta Fire Captain’s call to 911 Sparks Investigation

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-04-30 19:48:13 GMT
    A veteran Atlanta Fire Captain told a 911 supervisor not to send the department's elite fire rescue squad to any fires during his shift. Why would he do it?
    A veteran Atlanta Fire Captain told a 911 supervisor not to send the department's elite fire rescue squad to any fires during his shift. Why would he do it?
  • Must-Have Used Car Documents

    Must-Have Used Car Documents

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-30 16:50:49 GMT
    When you shop for a used car the top of your list is likely getting a good car at a good price. But, the deal is no good if you don't walk away with all of the right paperwork.
    When you shop for a used car the top of your list is likely getting a good car at a good price. But, the deal is no good if you don't walk away with all of the right paperwork.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Dirt Bike Sting

    Dirt Bike Sting

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-04-30 13:00:27 GMT
    For years, crooks have targeted innocent owners hoping to sell their dirt bike on Craigslist. The scam was clever and it's been spreading. One victim shows Fox 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis how he fought back and outwitted the bad guys.
    For years, crooks have targeted innocent owners hoping to sell their dirt bike on Craigslist. The scam was clever and it's been spreading. One victim shows Fox 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis how he fought back and outwitted the bad guys.

  • Why did a state house candidate change his name?

    Why did a state house candidate change his name?

    Monday, April 28 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-29 03:11:58 GMT
    A political newcomer is trying to make a name for himself. Well, a new name. Branson Wright, is running for State House, 39th district. But, an I-team investigation found Branson Wright was born Courtney Wright.
    A political newcomer is trying to make a name for himself. Well, a new name. Branson Wright, is running for State House, 39th district. But, an I-team investigation found Branson Wright was born Courtney Wright.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    School Bus Stops: Danger Zones

    School Bus Stops: Danger Zones

    Friday, April 25 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-04-25 12:09:34 GMT
    For three years running, Georgia led the nation in bus stop accidents. This meant children were getting hurt or killed by drivers while simply trying to catch a school bus. So, school systems started fitting buses with cameras to catch drivers who don't stop for children loading and unloading. But, is it working?
    For three years running, Georgia led the nation in bus stop accidents. This meant children were getting hurt or killed by drivers while simply trying to catch a school bus. So, school systems started fitting buses with cameras to catch drivers who don't stop for children loading and unloading. But, is it working?
  • RAW VIDEO: I-Team's undercover visit to Boggs Mountain

    RAW VIDEO: I-Team's undercover visit to Boggs Mountain

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:43:54 GMT
    Trial is set May 12 in Rabun County for a case uncovered by the Fox 5 I-Team that continues to trouble animal lovers across the country. Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby faces 60 counts including theft by taking, theft by deception and racketeering.
    Trial is set May 12 in Rabun County for a case uncovered by the Fox 5 I-Team that continues to trouble animal lovers across the country. Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby faces 60 counts including theft by taking, theft by deception and racketeering.
  • Identity Protection Bill Signed into Law

    Identity Protection Bill Signed into Law

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:28:15 GMT
    With a stroke of the governor's pen, a new law that could help protect your identity now goes into effect. Republican State Senator John Albers says his bill, now law, will prohibit public disclosure of private information in court documents.
    With a stroke of the governor's pen, a new law that could help protect your identity now goes into effect. Republican State Senator John Albers says his bill, now law, will prohibit public disclosure of private information in court documents.
  • Fox 5 I-Team

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:25 GMT
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
  • Fox 5 I-Team

    Save on Vacation

    Save on Vacation

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:56:05 GMT
    Thinking about vacation is a lot of fun. Thinking about what it'll cost you is not so fun. Here are some ideas for cutting costs.
    Thinking about vacation is a lot of fun. Thinking about what it'll cost you is not so fun. Here are some ideas for cutting costs.
  • Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:15:13 GMT
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions. Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions:  Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-04-11 12:48:55 GMT
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    IRS: Two Scam Warnings

    IRS: Two Scam Warnings

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:44:51 GMT
    We have two warnings coming from the IRS.  The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers.
    We have two warnings coming from the IRS.  The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Residential Elevator Dangers Worse than Originally Thought

    Residential Elevator Dangers Worse than Originally Thought

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:58:27 GMT
    Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
    Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Missing wheelchair incites investigation

    Missing wheelchair incites investigation

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:19:16 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-Team is going to bat for a woman whose dispute with a personal care home owner has left her bedridden.
    The FOX 5 I-Team is going to bat for a woman whose dispute with a personal care home owner has left her bedridden.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Payday Loan Pitfalls

    Payday Loan Pitfalls

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:25:21 GMT
    A new study reaffirms what financial experts keep saying:  Payday loans are simply a bad idea. They trap the already financially vulnerable. In Georgia, payday loans are illegal, but people still get taken.
    A new study reaffirms what financial experts keep saying:  Payday loans are simply a bad idea. They trap the already financially vulnerable. In Georgia, payday loans are illegal, but people still get taken.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Tree Service Troubles

    Tree Service Troubles

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-03-28 13:36:27 GMT
    With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard. 
    With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard. 
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Land Bank House Mistakes

    Land Bank House Mistakes

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:37:53 GMT
    The idea is to take rundown houses in decaying neighborhoods, turn them around with tax dollars and inject new life into a community.
    The idea is to take rundown houses in decaying neighborhoods, turn them around with tax dollars and inject new life into a community.
  • False Labeling Warning

    False Labeling Warning

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:44:55 GMT
    Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? Many of us do but few of us file a complaint.
    Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or, maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? many of us do but few of us file a complaint. 
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Your Tax Questions Answered

    Your Tax Questions Answered

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-03-21 12:16:28 GMT
    This tax season the FOX 5 I-Team will have some of your pressing tax questions answered by our go-to tax expert, Bill Nemeth.
    This tax season the FOX 5 I-Team will have some of your pressing tax questions answered by our go-to tax expert, Bill Nemeth.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Local used car salesman arrested

    Local used car salesman arrested

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-03-19 11:58:07 GMT
    A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested.
    A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Aqua Clear hit with massive fine

    Aqua Clear hit with massive fine

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-03-18 12:56:19 GMT
    A Marietta company exposed in a Fox5 I-Team hidden camera investigation last year has been ordered to pay $847,480.
    A Marietta company exposed in a Fox5 I-Team hidden camera investigation last year has been ordered to pay $847,480.
  • Hidden Fees in Pre-Paid Cards

    Hidden Fees in Pre-Paid Cards

    Monday, March 17 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-03-17 15:23:26 GMT
    Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
    Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
  • I-Team Investigates: Facebook felons

    I-Team Investigates: Facebook felons

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-03-13 02:26:23 GMT
    The Fox 5 I-Team has learned one of the four people accused of leading police on a high speed chase last week had just made parole after staying in touch with friends on the outside through Facebook.
    The Fox 5 I-Team has learned one of the four people accused of leading police on a high speed chase last week had just made parole after staying in touch with friends on the outside through Facebook.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-03-10 14:26:47 GMT
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    County refuses to pay damages from ice storm

    County refuses to pay damages from ice storm

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-03-07 14:43:47 GMT
    It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
    It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
  • I-Team investigates airport construction costs

    I-Team investigates airport construction costs

    Friday, March 7 2014 7:58 AM EST2014-03-07 12:58:04 GMT
    The Atlanta City Council has voted to pay around $10 million to cover certain construction costs to food vendors at the airport.
    The Atlanta City Council has voted to pay around $10 million to cover certain construction costs to food vendors at the airport.
  • Inmate families claim ‘Parole Advocates’ no friend at all

    Inmate families claim ‘Parole Advocates’ no friend at all

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:33 PM EST2014-03-05 18:33:03 GMT
    Desperate family members of Georgia inmates claim an ex-con took their money and dashed their hopes.
    Desperate family members of Georgia inmates claim an ex-con took their money and dashed their hopes.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    I-Team: Guns found in schools - Search county-by-county

    I-Team: Guns found in schools - Search county-by-county

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-02-26 15:57:22 GMT
    We analyzed five years worth of mandatory reporting data. More than 300 real handguns or rifles discovered. Watch our investigation and search the data for yourself.
    We analyzed five years worth of mandatory reporting data. More than 300 real handguns or rifles discovered. Watch our investigation and search the data for yourself.
  • I-Team EXCLUSIVE: Jamming prison cell phones

    I-Team EXCLUSIVE: Jamming prison cell phones

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:59 PM EST2014-02-25 23:59:37 GMT
    Georgia inmates use smuggled cell phones to plot crimes on the outside. The Fox5 I-Team gets an exclusive look at how authorities are using technology and boots on the ground to fight back.
    Georgia inmates use smuggled cell phones to plot crimes on the outside. The Fox5 I-Team gets an exclusive look at how authorities are using technology and boots on the ground to fight back.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Changes coming to your 2013 taxes

    Changes coming to your 2013 taxes

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 12:25 PM EST2014-02-25 17:25:37 GMT
    Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
    Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
  • I-Team: The truth behind parole advocates

    I-Team: The truth behind parole advocates

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 8:00 AM EST2014-02-19 13:00:32 GMT
    A Suwanee company called Parole Advocates says exactly what desperate family members hope to hear: there's a way to help their loved one get out of prison early.
    A Suwanee company called Parole Advocates says exactly what desperate family members hope to hear: there's a way to help their loved one get out of prison early.
  • Court hearing brings new details of 'lucky dog' scandal

    Court hearing brings new details of 'lucky dog' scandal

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-02-18 23:36:02 GMT
    Rabun County prosecutors dropped a bombshell in an animal shelter scandal first uncovered by the Fox5 I-Team. Authorities suggested a possible motive for the former animal shelter director.
    Rabun County prosecutors dropped a bombshell in an animal shelter scandal first uncovered by the Fox5 I-Team. Authorities suggested a possible motive for the former animal shelter director.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: A Wheelchair for Keyla

    FOX 5 I-Team: A Wheelchair for Keyla

    Monday, February 17 2014 1:42 PM EST2014-02-17 18:42:45 GMT
    We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
    We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
  • New rental car gas charges: What you should know

    New rental car gas charges: What you should know

    Monday, February 17 2014 8:38 AM EST2014-02-17 13:38:01 GMT
    At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price.
    At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price.
  • I-Team: When the same name means a major identity mix-up

    I-Team: When the same name means a major identity mix-up

    Friday, February 14 2014 7:04 AM EST2014-02-14 12:04:06 GMT
    It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name. 
    It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name.  But these days, with so much of our business generated on the faceless internet, it's easy for one person's identity to get mixed up with someone else's.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Is bad gas a "real" problem?

    FOX 5 I-Team: Is bad gas a "real" problem?

    Monday, February 10 2014 8:24 AM EST2014-02-10 13:24:22 GMT
    It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem?
    It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem?
  • I-Team: Not knowing rules of shopping a costly mistake

    I-Team: Not knowing rules of shopping a costly mistake

    Monday, February 10 2014 7:11 AM EST2014-02-10 12:11:00 GMT
    With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies.
    With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    State reacts to I-Team home elevator investigation

    State reacts to I-Team home elevator investigation

    Friday, February 7 2014 12:55 PM EST2014-02-07 17:55:17 GMT
    The state promised action after seeing an I-Team investigation on the hidden dangers of residential elevators, and the Insurance Commissioner has delivered.
    The state promised action after seeing an I-Team investigation on the hidden dangers of residential elevators, and the Insurance Commissioner has delivered.
  • I-Team: Slew of fines wrongly put Atlanta driver in HOT seat

    I-Team: Slew of fines wrongly put Atlanta driver in HOT seat

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:50 AM EST2014-02-07 11:50:04 GMT
    Here's the story of one very frustrated Douglas County woman.  She keeps getting tickets in the mail for grabbing free rides in the HOT lanes.  Only, she says she doesn't use the HOT lanes -- at all.
    Here's the story of one very frustrated Douglas County woman.  She keeps getting tickets in the mail for grabbing free rides in the HOT lanes.  Only, she says she doesn't use the HOT lanes -- at all.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    I-TEAM: No-Show judges at the Atlanta Municipal Court

    No-Show judges at the Atlanta Municipal Court

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 5:59 PM EST2014-02-05 22:59:50 GMT
    On a rainy Monday morning, hundreds line up at the Atlanta Municipal Court. Most of them made the trek for the same reason; to resolve a traffic ticket. But it turns out some made the trip for nothing.
    On a rainy Monday morning, hundreds line up at the Atlanta Municipal Court. Most of them made the trek for the same reason; to resolve a traffic ticket. But it turns out some made the trip for nothing.
  • I-TEAM: Settlements for some in Bishop Eddie Long's congregation

    I-TEAM: Settlements for some in Bishop Eddie Long's congregation

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 9:47 AM EST2014-02-05 14:47:10 GMT
    He came into church with promises of riches for Bishop Eddie Long's congregation.He left with nearly a million dollars in investments, and according to a lawsuit, nearly all of it was lost.
    He came into church with promises of riches for Bishop Eddie Long's congregation.He left with nearly a million dollars in investments, and according to a lawsuit, nearly all of it was lost.
  • I-Team: Before tossing your phone, wipe it clean!

    I-Team: Before tossing your phone, wipe it clean!

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 7:43 AM EST2014-02-05 12:43:05 GMT
    Before you toss out or sell your old phone, the I-Team's Dana Fowle has some useful recycling tips to pass along.
    Before you toss out or sell your old phone, the I-Team's Dana Fowle has some useful recycling tips to pass along.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    State to hold local travel agency in contempt

    State to hold local travel agency in contempt

    Monday, February 3 2014 1:41 PM EST2014-02-03 18:41:41 GMT
    The state is asking a judge to hold a local travel agency in contempt of court for taking clients' money but not providing the trips or returning that cash.
    The state is asking a judge to hold a local travel agency in contempt of court for taking clients' money but not providing the trips or returning that cash.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    BBB: Calling back may cost you

    BBB: Calling back may cost you

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-01-31 16:07:37 GMT
    More often scammers are getting to you through your cell phone. And this latest trick actually has you calling them.
    More often scammers are getting to you through your cell phone. And this latest trick actually has you calling them.
  • AT&T spoofing scam hijacked phones, used for int'l calls

    AT&T spoofing scam hijacked phones, used for int'l calls

    Friday, January 31 2014 6:36 AM EST2014-01-31 11:36:05 GMT
    Now for a story you'll see first on FOX 5. AT&T tells the FOX 5 I-Team that it is at the front-end of battling a scheme to defraud customers.
    Now for a story you'll see first on FOX 5. AT&T tells the FOX 5 I-Team that it is at the front-end of battling a scheme to defraud customers.
  • I-Team: What's in your wallet?

    I-Team: What's in your wallet?

    Most of us at some point will either lose a wallet or have it stolen.  Here's a list of things to leave out of your wallet, just in case.
    Most of us at some point will either lose a wallet or have it stolen.  Here's a list of things to leave out of your wallet, just in case.
  • I-Team: Buckhead biz offering discount is no deal at all

    I-Team: Buckhead biz offering discount is no deal at all

    Monday, January 27 2014 6:38 AM EST2014-01-27 11:38:02 GMT
    A Buckhead company that offers local services, like massage, for a discount is turning out to be no deal at all, so says state investigators.
    A Buckhead company that offers local services, like massage, for a discount is turning out to be no deal at all, so says state investigators.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Missing Wedding Photos resurface

    Missing Wedding Photos resurface

    Friday, January 24 2014 7:48 AM EST2014-01-24 12:48:56 GMT
    A newly married couple's months-long situation comes to an end.
    A newly married couple's months-long situation comes to an end.
  • I-Team: Travel agent dashes Girl Scouts' dreams of Disney

    I-Team: Travel agent dashes Girl Scouts' dreams of Disney

    Friday, January 24 2014 7:09 AM EST2014-01-24 12:09:04 GMT
    It's many a child's dream: to visit the Disney World.  But, it's even more medical when you've saved your own money for the trip. In this case, though, the trip to Orlando is memorable for all of the wrong reasons.
    It's many a child's dream: to visit the Disney World.  But, it's even more medical when you've saved your own money for the trip. In this case, though, the trip to Orlando is memorable for all of the wrong reasons.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Regulators order composting plant in Toccoa to close

    Regulators order composting plant in Toccoa to close

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:08 PM EST2014-01-24 04:08:20 GMT
    Shut it down -- that's the order from state regulators for a Toccoa composting plant that the FOX 5 I-Team first investigated more than a year ago.
    Shut it down -- that's the order from state regulators for a Toccoa composting plant that the FOX 5 I-Team first investigated more than a year ago.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    I-Team exposes taxpayers wasting tax dollars

    I-Team exposes taxpayers wasting tax dollars

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 10:55 PM EST2014-01-23 03:55:09 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-Team found that millions of dollars of materials are gone from local libraries.
    The FOX 5 I-Team found that millions of dollars of materials are gone from local libraries.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Parents duped by Child Support collection agency

    Parents duped by Child Support collection agency

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 8:19 AM EST2014-01-22 13:19:28 GMT
    A big development for Georgia parents ripped off by a child support collection agency. The man at the helm as pleaded guilty in federal court. For years parents complained that money they paid to take
    A big development for Georgia parents ripped off by a child support collection agency. The man at the helm as pleaded guilty in federal court. For years parents complained that money they paid to take
  • I-Team: Watch out for bogus tech support calls

    I-Team: Watch out for bogus tech support calls

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 6:40 AM EST2014-01-22 11:40:03 GMT
    There is a federal crackdown on bogus tech support calls. Fake service calls are really an attempt to steal your private computer information or make money off of you.
    There is a federal crackdown on bogus tech support calls. Fake service calls are really an attempt to steal your private computer information or make money off of you.
  • Security breach on Fulton County court website

    Security breach on Fulton County court website

    Friday, January 17 2014 3:55 PM EST2014-01-17 20:55:28 GMT
    Some are calling it a massive security breach that exposed people's birth dates and social security numbers on line, for anyone to see.
    Some are calling it a massive security breach that exposed people's birth dates and social security numbers on line, for anyone to see.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Quick House Fixes

    FOX 5 I-Team: Quick House Fixes

    Friday, January 17 2014 7:37 AM EST2014-01-17 12:37:21 GMT
    If you're putting your house on the market, it's time to get it into shape. And there is a way to do it with inexpensive fixes that can make your home pop without crushing your wallet. And it all starts
    If you're putting your house on the market, it's time to get it into shape. And there is a way to do it with inexpensive fixes that can make your home pop without crushing your wallet. And it all starts
  • Family paying down debt ends up in deeper than before

    Family paying down debt ends up in deeper than before

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:39 AM EST2014-01-17 11:39:07 GMT
    A debt consolidator responsible for helping people climb out of debt has closed down. And, when their doors shut, so did their communications with consumers who trusted them with their money.
    A debt consolidator responsible for helping people climb out of debt has closed down. And, when their doors shut, so did their communications with consumers who trusted them with their money.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: The Rule of 752

    FOX 5 I-Team: The Rule of 752

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 8:20 AM EST2014-01-15 13:20:58 GMT
    We always hear that small expenses can really add up, but sometimes that's hard to visualize. So, we've found a way that just might do the trick: The Rule of 752. What's that? It's about helping you
    We always hear that small expenses can really add up, but sometimes that's hard to visualize. So, we've found a way that just might do the trick: The Rule of 752. What's that? It's about helping you
  • I-Team: Your marijuana investment could go up in smoke

    I-Team: Your marijuana investment could go up in smoke

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 6:37 AM EST2014-01-15 11:37:07 GMT
    OK, listen up.  If you haven't received a pitch yet for what is being touted as a great, new investment opportunity. Well just wait, you probably will.
    OK, listen up.  If you haven't received a pitch yet for what is being touted as a great, new investment opportunity. Well just wait, you probably will.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Newlyweds search for missing photos

    FOX 5 I-Team: Newlyweds search for missing photos

    Monday, January 13 2014 4:13 PM EST2014-01-13 21:13:52 GMT
    After a wedding it's the wedding picture that really holds the special place after the event. Massa Hoff wanted the pictures to be right. After all she made the poor 'fella' wait long enough.
    After a wedding it's the wedding picture that really holds the special place after the event. Massa Hoff wanted the pictures to be right. After all she made the poor 'fella' wait long enough.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Prices on the rise in 2014

    FOX 5 I-Team: Prices on the rise in 2014

    Monday, January 13 2014 7:49 AM EST2014-01-13 12:49:45 GMT
    Along with the New Year, we can expect new and more expensive prices for things like groceries, healthcare and of course, postage.
    Along with the New Year, we can expect new and more expensive prices for things like groceries, healthcare and of course, postage.
  • I-Team: U.S. Post Office warns of phony, fake e-mail scam

    I-Team: U.S. Post Office warns of phony, fake e-mail scam

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:34 AM EST2014-01-13 11:34:05 GMT
    An alert from FOX 5's I-Team about a new scam e-mail making the rounds. This time you might think you're getting an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office. Not quite.
    An alert from FOX 5's I-Team about a new scam e-mail making the rounds. This time you might think you're getting an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office. Not quite.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Woman to serve 9 years for homeless tax scam

    Woman to serve 9 years for homeless tax scam

    Friday, January 10 2014 8:38 PM EST2014-01-11 01:38:57 GMT
    The owner of a tax preparation service exposed by the Fox5 I-Team will spend more than nine years in  federal prison.
    The owner of a tax preparation service exposed by the Fox5 I-Team will spend more than nine years in  federal prison.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    First look at proposed changes in state forfeiture laws

    First look at proposed changes in state forfeiture laws

    Thursday, January 9 2014 11:01 PM EST2014-01-10 04:01:38 GMT
    Governor Nathan Deal wants more transparency and accountability in Georgia's complex laws dealing with seized drug money.
    Governor Nathan Deal wants more transparency and accountability in Georgia's complex laws dealing with seized drug money.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Undercover recordings describe ricin plot

    Undercover recordings describe ricin plot

    Thursday, January 9 2014 7:03 PM EST2014-01-10 00:03:11 GMT
    Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of two Stephens County men accused of trying to manufacture ricin wanted to target Washington, D.C. and Mexican immigrants.
    Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of two Stephens County men accused of trying to manufacture ricin wanted to target Washington, D.C. and Mexican immigrants.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Informant testifies in Ga. militia plot trial

    Informant testifies in Ga. militia plot trial

    A law enforcement informant is expected to take the stand Wednesday morning when the trial for two Georgia men accused in a militia plot resumes.
    A law enforcement informant testified that two north Georgia men were involved in serious conversations about plotting against the federal government.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    City Council votes to end ethics investigation of Johns Creek mayor

    City Council votes to end ethics investigation of Johns Creek mayor

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-01-08 19:32:10 GMT
    A bitter internal investigation of the mayor of Johns Creek has come to an end.
    A bitter internal investigation of the mayor of Johns Creek has come to an end.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Prosecutor: 2 men plotted against government sites

    Prosecutor: 2 men plotted against government sites

    A prosecutor says two north Georgia men actively plotted to make a toxic chemical to use as a weapon against government officials and federal buildings, while defense attorneys said the pair were simply talking big...
    A prosecutor says two Georgia men plotted to make poison to use against government officials and federal buildings, while defense attorneys said the pair were simply talking big but committed no crimes.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Trial to begin for 2 retirees accused in Ga. militia plot

    Trial to begin for 2 retirees accused in Ga. militia plot

    Monday, January 6 2014 6:38 PM EST2014-01-06 23:38:08 GMT
    Two members of a Georgia militia are on trial in Gainesville, Ga. on charges they plotted to make and spread ricin in Atlanta and other major cities.
    Two members of a Georgia militia are on trial in Gainesville, Ga. on charges they plotted to make and spread ricin in Atlanta and other major cities.
  • I-Team: Avoid movie ticket sticker shock

    I-Team: Avoid movie ticket sticker shock

    Monday, January 6 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-01-06 14:40:58 GMT
    Going to see your favorite movie can cost you big. In some cases, a single ticket can cost upwards of $17.00.
    Going to see your favorite movie can cost you big. In some cases, a single ticket can cost upwards of $17.00.
  • I-Team: Call For Action & The case of the disappearing diamonds

    I-Team: Call For Action & The case of the disappearing diamonds

    FOX 5's in-house CFA volunteers worked with them to rescue the bride's diamonds from a now closed jewelry store.
    FOX 5's in-house CFA volunteers worked with them to rescue the bride's diamonds from a now closed jewelry store.
  • I-Team: National spike in young adults moving back home

    I-Team: National spike in young adults moving back home

    Friday, January 3 2014 6:49 AM EST2014-01-03 11:49:04 GMT
    Recently there's been a national spike in the trend of more sons and daughters moving back in with their parents than at any time since the 1950's.
    Recently there's been a national spike in the trend of more sons and daughters moving back in with their parents than at any time since the 1950's.
  • I-Team: Do's & Don'ts with your Social Security number

    I-Team: Do's & Don'ts with your Social Security number

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 6:30 AM EST2014-01-01 11:30:09 GMT
    Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints here in the U.S. So, it's that much more important to keep your personal information… well… personal.
    Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints here in the U.S. So, it's that much more important to keep your personal information… well… personal.
  • FOX 5 'Call for action' celebrates 2013 successes

    FOX 5 'Call for action' celebrates 2013 successes

    Monday, December 30 2013 7:48 AM EST2013-12-30 12:48:37 GMT
    It's been a big year for our FOX 5 Call For Action team. With more than a dozen volunteers, Call For Action has helped viewers get money back from bad car repairs to sorting out warranties.
    It's been a big year for our FOX 5 Call For Action team. With more than a dozen volunteers, Call For Action has helped viewers get money back from bad car repairs to sorting out warranties.
  • I-Team: State takes on payday lender Western Sky Financial

    I-Team: State takes on payday lender Western Sky Financial

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:26 AM EST2013-12-30 11:26:07 GMT
    The Attorney General's Office says an out-of-state pay lender is operating illegally in Georgia by offering loans with crushing interest rates of up to 340 percent.
    The Attorney General's Office says an out-of-state pay lender is operating illegally in Georgia by offering loans with crushing interest rates of up to 340 percent.
  • I-Team: Apple to swap out dangerous knock-off chargers

    I-Team: Apple to swap out dangerous knock-off chargers

    Friday, December 27 2013 6:46 AM EST2013-12-27 11:46:05 GMT
    There have been some frightening headlines in the last few weeks concerning customers being shocked – one person electrocuted – by their knock-off iPhone charger.
    There have been some frightening headlines in the last few weeks concerning customers being shocked – one person electrocuted – by their knock-off iPhone charger.
  • I-Team: CFA turns up heat on botched budget billing

    I-Team: CFA turns up heat on botched budget billing

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 1:54 PM EST2013-12-25 18:54:00 GMT
    I-Team's Dana Fowle looked into the story of a woman whose utility bill became so confusing that event the utility company had trouble figuring it out.
    I-Team's Dana Fowle looked into the story of a woman whose utility bill became so confusing that event the utility company had trouble figuring it out.
  • State leader responds to I-Team home elevator investigation

    State leader responds to I-Team home elevator investigation

    Friday, December 20 2013 3:42 PM EST2013-12-20 20:42:45 GMT
    Residential elevators are in many newer homes. They're not just for the rich. With an aging population and houses built up, not out, elevators are becoming more common.
    Residential elevators are in many newer homes. They're not just for the rich. With an aging population and houses built up, not out, elevators are becoming more common.
  • Flood-damaged cars: How to spot one

    Flood-damaged cars: How to spot one

    After Hurricane Sandy, flood-damaged vehicles started washing up, and con men then started cleaning them up.
    After Hurricane Sandy, flood-damaged vehicles started washing up, and con men then started cleaning them up.  Often those saltwater-soaked automobiles are sold to unsuspecting customers who think they're a run-of-the-mill used car.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Another former Gwinnett County inmate joins lawsuit over restraint chairs

    Another former Gwinnett County inmate joins lawsuit over restraint chairs

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 10:31 PM EST2013-12-19 03:31:34 GMT
    Another former Gwinnett County inmate has joined a federal lawsuit claiming jailers subjected him to "sadistic pain."
    Another former Gwinnett County inmate has joined a federal lawsuit claiming jailers subjected him to "sadistic pain."
  • Beware of Overstock.com imposters

    Beware of Overstock.com imposters

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 7:39 AM EST2013-12-18 12:39:03 GMT
    Many use the website overstock.com for online shopping.  The site is so popular, that the Better Business Bureau says lots of sites are using the word "overstock" in the name to confuse you.
    Many use the website overstock.com for online shopping.  The site is so popular, that the Better Business Bureau says lots of sites are using the word "overstock" in the name to confuse you.
  • I-Team: State cracks down on shady locksmith biz

    I-Team: State cracks down on shady locksmith biz

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 6:41 AM EST2013-12-18 11:41:07 GMT
    Georgia is cracking down on a locksmith company after allegations of them taking advantage of its customers.
    Georgia is cracking down on a locksmith company after allegations of them taking advantage of its customers.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    More complaints lodged against solar panel contractor

    More complaints lodged against solar panel contractor

    Monday, December 16 2013 10:56 PM EST2013-12-17 03:56:05 GMT
    Customers of a troubled solar panel contractor claim he's been far more naughty than nice.
    Customers of a troubled solar panel contractor claim he's been far more naughty than nice.
  • Call For Action: Why a viewer turned volunteer

    Call For Action: Why a viewer turned volunteer

    Monday, December 16 2013 7:52 AM EST2013-12-16 12:52:04 GMT
    Lydia Walker's experience with a car repair shop led her to filing a complaint with a car manufacturer, and volunteering to help Call For Action.
    Lydia Walker's experience with a car repair shop led her to filing a complaint with a car manufacturer, and volunteering to help Call For Action.
  • I-Team: Top auto theft targets, how not to become a victim

    I-Team: Top auto theft targets, how not to become a victim

    Monday, December 16 2013 6:46 AM EST2013-12-16 11:46:08 GMT
    What can you do in 44 seconds? It may not seem like a lot of time; but, according to a new study, every 44 seconds a vehicle is stolen.  Georgia is one of the top 10 states.
    What can you do in 44 seconds? It may not seem like a lot of time; but, according to a new study, every 44 seconds a vehicle is stolen.  Georgia is one of the top 10 states.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Stockbridge city manager cleared of police impersonation charges

    Stockbridge city manager cleared of police impersonation charges

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:35 PM EST2013-12-12 03:35:02 GMT
    An outside investigation has cleared the Stockbridge city manager. He was accused of pretending to be a cop while stopping a trucker in South Georgia.
    An outside investigation has cleared the Stockbridge city manager. He was accused of pretending to be a cop while stopping a trucker in South Georgia.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Georgia National Guard commander's trip to Paris criticized

    Georgia National Guard commander's trip to Paris criticized

    Monday, December 9 2013 10:59 PM EST2013-12-10 03:59:06 GMT
    Because the budget slashing sequestration, the Department of Defense stopped sending its military aircraft to air shows.
    Because the budget slashing sequestration, the Department of Defense stopped sending its military aircraft to air shows.
  • I-Team: Some retailers concerned about 'Square' card readers

    I-Team: Some retailers concerned about 'Square' card readers

    Friday, December 6 2013 9:05 AM EST2013-12-06 14:05:07 GMT
    It's pretty normal now to use "Square" to pay for a purchase. It's a card reader that attaches to a smartphone. Shoppers love the convenience of not carrying cash.
    It's pretty normal now to use "Square" to pay for a purchase. It's a card reader that attaches to a smartphone. Shoppers love the convenience of not carrying cash. 
  • I-Team: Floyd Co. Sergeant dodges DUI for demotion

    I-Team: Floyd Co. Sergeant dodges DUI for demotion

    Friday, December 6 2013 6:35 AM EST2013-12-06 11:35:02 GMT
    A county police officer is questioned for drinking and driving. But, rather than get a DUI, he walks away with a demotion.
    A county police officer is questioned for drinking and driving. But, rather than get a DUI, he walks away with a demotion.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Residents say something stinks in Toccoa

    Residents say something stinks in Toccoa

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:39 PM EST2013-12-06 03:39:43 GMT
    People in Toccoa say you can't understand their situation until you take a deep whiff of what they have to smell.
    People in Toccoa say you can't understand their situation until you take a deep whiff of what they have to smell.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Controversial Hindu preacher faces criminal charges

    Controversial Hindu preacher faces criminal charges

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-12-05 03:46:25 GMT
    A controversial Hindu preacher with a penchant for suing disillusioned followers has returned to Atlanta in handcuffs.
    A controversial Hindu preacher with a penchant for suing disillusioned followers has returned to Atlanta in handcuffs.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Questions raised about campaign season loan to Mayor Kasim Reed

    Questions raised about campaign season loan to Mayor Kasim Reed

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:17 PM EST2013-12-04 19:17:48 GMT
    A campaign season loan made to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is raising a number of questions.
    A campaign season loan made to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is raising a number of questions.
  • Credit bureaus discuss new credit score formula

    Credit bureaus discuss new credit score formula

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:52 AM EST2013-12-04 12:52:37 GMT
    The credit bureaus are looking into a new way to measure your credit rating. The big three are always trying to figure out what kind of credit risk you are.
    The credit bureaus are looking into a new way to measure your credit rating. The big three are always trying to figure out what kind of credit risk you are.
  • I-Team: Local man pays high price in online dating scam

    I-Team: Local man pays high price in online dating scam

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:17 AM EST2013-12-04 12:17:01 GMT
    Before diving into the wide world of online dating, here's a cautionary tale from one who paid a high price in his search for love.
    Before diving into the wide world of online dating, here's a cautionary tale from one who paid a high price in his search for love.
  • I-Team: Simple steps, big savings in debt consolidation

    I-Team: Simple steps, big savings in debt consolidation

    Monday, December 2 2013 6:33 AM EST2013-12-02 11:33:03 GMT
    Wouldn't it be nice to manage some of your debt a little better? There are a few ways to do it. A company like CredAbility can help!
    Wouldn't it be nice to manage some of your debt a little better? There are a few ways to do it. A company like CredAbility can help!
  • I-Team: Soleus Air Dehumidifier pulled for fire hazard

    I-Team: Soleus Air Dehumidifier pulled for fire hazard

    Friday, November 29 2013 6:29 AM EST2013-11-29 11:29:00 GMT
    A home dehumidifier once rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports is being pulled from shelves everywhere. It's at the manufacturer's request.
    A home dehumidifier once rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports is being pulled from shelves everywhere. It's at the manufacturer's request.
  • I-Team: Finding the best air fares

    I-Team: Finding the best air fares

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 9:12 AM EST2013-11-27 14:12:58 GMT
    Some of you have been looking at airline tickets so that you can head out over the holidays, but it is always a gamble trying to figure out when to get the best price.
    Some of you have been looking at airline tickets so that you can head out over the holidays, but it is always a gamble trying to figure out when to get the best price.
  • I-Team: 'Tire Rental' gains traction as alternative to buying

    I-Team: 'Tire Rental' gains traction as alternative to buying

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 8:33 AM EST2013-11-27 13:33:01 GMT
    Too many families can no longer afford to buy four new tires, so they've turned to an alternative way of getting them. It's called ‘tire rental.'
    Too many families can no longer afford to buy four new tires, so they've turned to an alternative way of getting them. It's called ‘tire rental.'
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Questions raised about Children's Wish Foundation

    Questions raised about Children's Wish Foundation

    Monday, November 25 2013 10:55 PM EST2013-11-26 03:55:11 GMT
    The Children's Wish Foundation in Sandy Springs has collected money for wishes for more than 25 years.
    The Children's Wish Foundation in Sandy Springs has collected money for wishes for more than 25 years. A FOX 5 I-Team investigation raises disturbing questions about just who this longtime Atlanta-based charity really helps the most.
  • Holiday layaway options: What you should know

    Holiday layaway options: What you should know

    Monday, November 25 2013 8:14 AM EST2013-11-25 13:14:43 GMT
    Layaway is back for the holidays, but this year, there are some changes.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle got the scoop on how big box retailers have tweaked their programs.
    Layaway is back for the holidays, but this year, there are some changes.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle got the scoop on how big box retailers have tweaked their programs.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Veterans angered after man accused of faking Purple Heart honored

    Veterans angered after man accused of faking Purple Heart honored

    Friday, November 22 2013 6:31 PM EST2013-11-22 23:31:01 GMT
    A former Holly Springs officer accused of faking his Purple Heart was involved in a surprising celebration.
    A former Holly Springs officer accused of faking his Purple Heart was involved in a surprising celebration.
  • I-Team: Dry cleaners go "green"

    I-Team: Dry cleaners go "green"

    Friday, November 22 2013 7:37 AM EST2013-11-22 12:37:04 GMT
    Wherever you go, you can see businesses these days going "green." We carry recycled grocery bags, buy organic food and wear eco-friendly clothes.
    Wherever you go, you can see businesses these days going "green." We carry recycled grocery bags, buy organic food and wear eco-friendly clothes.
  • Holiday refunds and exchanges: What you need to know

    Holiday refunds and exchanges: What you need to know

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 8:15 AM EST2013-11-20 13:15:16 GMT
    Holiday shopping season is here, and lots of people are already well on their way to finishing that list. 
    Holiday shopping season is here, and lots of people are already well on their way to finishing that list.  But if you start too early, there can be a downside, and it's all about the ability to return a gift later.
  • Apartment nightmares: Where to get help

    Apartment nightmares: Where to get help

    Monday, November 18 2013 8:47 PM EST2013-11-19 01:47:26 GMT
    Apartment complaints can often be settled by simply discussing your concerns with the landlord.
    Apartment complaints can often be settled by simply discussing your concerns with the landlord. If that doesn't work, though, you may want to seek help from your local code enforcement office or county health department.  Click here to find out who to contact.
  • Easy steps to winterize your home

    Easy steps to winterize your home

    Monday, November 18 2013 7:59 AM EST2013-11-18 12:59:34 GMT
    We've already seen first-hand evidence that winter is on its way—but is your house ready yet?
    We've already seen first-hand evidence that winter is on its way—but is your house ready yet?  If the answer is no, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle's ways to stay warm and save you cash might be just what you need.
  • I-Team: 'Techsmart' targets military with special financing

    I-Team: 'Techsmart' targets military with special financing

    Monday, November 18 2013 6:14 AM EST2013-11-18 11:14:00 GMT
    Georgia recently gave a California-based electronics company the boot.  State officials say Techsmart took advantage of soldiers with "military financing."
    Georgia recently gave a California-based electronics company the boot.  State officials say Techsmart took advantage of soldiers with "military financing."
  • I-Team: Smart holiday spending tips

    I-Team: Smart holiday spending tips

    Friday, November 15 2013 8:00 AM EST2013-11-15 13:00:36 GMT
    According to the finance blog Mint.com, consumers will collectively spend more in the last five weeks of the year on gifts than was spent the first 47.
    According to the finance blog Mint.com, consumers will collectively spend more in the last five weeks of the year on gifts than was spent the first 47.
  • Staying on budget: There's an app for that

    Staying on budget: There's an app for that

    Friday, November 15 2013 7:27 AM EST2013-11-15 12:27:49 GMT
    For lots of people, sticking to a budget is like sticking to your diet.  It's tricky-- but there are ways to make it easier.
    For lots of people, sticking to a budget is like sticking to your diet.  It's tricky-- but there are ways to make it easier.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Some counties ban sale of pipes used to smoke meth

    Some counties ban sale of pipes used to smoke meth

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:34 PM EST2013-11-15 03:34:49 GMT
    A growing number of metro counties are targeting convenience stores in the battle against meth addiction.
    A growing number of metro counties are targeting convenience stores in the battle against meth addiction.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Some Atlanta fire officials work for same clubs they inspect

    Some Atlanta fire officials work for same clubs they inspect

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 10:39 PM EST2013-11-14 03:39:32 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-team found some city inspectors are working extra jobs for the very same nightclubs their office inspects.
    City of Atlanta fire inspectors are supposed to make sure you're safe from fire, whether it's an outdoor festival or an indoor nightclub. But our FOX 5 I-team found some city inspectors are working extra jobs for the very same nightclubs their office inspects.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    State auditor to investigate Ethics Commission

    State auditor to investigate Ethics Commission

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-11-14 00:14:25 GMT
    The State Ethics Commission is calling for a state investigation of its own staff.
    The State Ethics Commission is calling for a state investigation of its own staff.
  • I-Team: Mistaken Identity problem apology

    I-Team: Mistaken Identity problem apology

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:56 AM EST2013-11-13 12:56:51 GMT
    The law firm that took the wrong man to court over mistaken identity has tracked him down again.
    The law firm that took the wrong man to court over mistaken identity has tracked him down again.
  • I-Team: Slashing, savings for your cellphone bill

    I-Team: Slashing, savings for your cellphone bill

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 6:52 AM EST2013-11-13 11:52:04 GMT
    Before you know it, the price of a cellphone plan can really get away from you. But, the I-Team's Dana Fowle can show you how to slash that bill.
    Before you know it, the price of a cellphone plan can really get away from you.There's the price of just the phone, the data plan and also texting costs. It all adds up.But, the I-Team's Dana Fowle can
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Pipes used to smoke crystal meth sold at convenience stores

    Pipes used to smoke crystal meth sold at convenience stores

    Monday, November 11 2013 11:05 PM EST2013-11-12 04:05:02 GMT
    A FOX 5 I-Team hidden camera investigation reveals that your neighborhood convenience store could be helping meth addicts do drugs.
    A FOX 5 I-Team hidden camera investigation reveals that your neighborhood convenience store could be helping meth addicts do drugs.
  • Change My Address: Warning to postal customers

    Change My Address: Warning to postal customers

    Monday, November 11 2013 9:56 AM EST2013-11-11 14:56:55 GMT
    Moving?  If the answer is yes, then filling out a change of address form through the Post Office is on your to-do list. 
    Moving?  If the answer is yes, then filling out a change of address form through the Post Office is on your to-do list.  But the Better Business Bureau warns that there is a company confusing folks into thinking they are the Post Office.
  • I-Team: Banks cashing in on overdraft protection charges

    I-Team: Banks cashing in on overdraft protection charges

    Monday, November 11 2013 7:14 AM EST2013-11-11 12:14:01 GMT
    Conventional wisdom is that if you opt into your bank's overdraft protection plan, then you will save money.But, I-Team's Dana Fowle recently saw a study that says that's not necessarily the case.
    Conventional wisdom is that if you opt into your bank's overdraft protection plan, then you will save money.But, I-Team's Dana Fowle recently saw a study that says that's not necessarily the case.
  • I-Team: Home elevator dangers

    I-Team: Home elevator dangers

    Friday, November 8 2013 1:46 PM EST2013-11-08 18:46:00 GMT
    Home elevators are being installed in more homes lately, but they don't have the same safety features as those in commercial buildings and it is cause some children to get hurt or even die.
    Home elevators are being installed in more homes lately, but they don't have the same safety features as those in commercial buildings and it is cause some children to get hurt or even die.
  • I-Team: Parents, watch out for kids using snapchat mobile app

    I-Team: Parents, watch out for kids using snapchat mobile app

    Friday, November 8 2013 8:20 AM EST2013-11-08 13:20:03 GMT
    Parents, here's another tech trend that your children are using, but that you might not know about yet. It's called snapchat.
    Parents, here's another tech trend that your children are using, but that you might not know about yet. It's called snapchat.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Sheriff's investigator doubted Douglas DA David McDade's stolen guns report

    Sheriff's investigator doubted Douglas DA David McDade's stolen guns report

    Thursday, November 7 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-11-08 04:16:22 GMT
    When the Douglas County district attorney reported he was the victim of a crime, it sparked a Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigation.
    When the Douglas County district attorney reported he was the victim of a crime, it sparked a Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigation. But the lead investigator on that stolen gun case told his bosses he didn't believe the district attorney's story.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Hidden camera exposes a vacation company's broken promises

    Hidden camera exposes a vacation company's broken promises

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:28 PM EST2013-11-07 04:28:10 GMT
    They dangle those two words we all love to hear: free vacation.  But in Georgia, free has to mean free, otherwise it can mean trouble for the travel company making those promises.
    They dangle those two words we all love to hear: free vacation.  But in Georgia, free has to mean free, otherwise it can mean trouble for the travel company making those promises.
  • Call For Action: Oil change success story

    Call For Action: Oil change success story

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 7:46 AM EST2013-11-06 12:46:20 GMT
    When an engine goes, we know that is costly.  But the cost is even harder to swallow when it's not your fault.
    When an engine goes, we know that is costly.  But the cost is even harder to swallow when it's not your fault.
  • I-Team: Robo-call scam claims to be Life Alert

    I-Team: Robo-call scam claims to be Life Alert

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 6:36 AM EST2013-11-06 11:36:00 GMT
    FOX5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has this important story on a robo-call that consumer advocates say it targeted at trick the elderly.
    FOX5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has this important story on a robo-call that consumer advocates say it targeted at trick the elderly.
  • I-Team: Before you pack up, be sure to lock up!

    I-Team: Before you pack up, be sure to lock up!

    Monday, November 4 2013 8:03 AM EST2013-11-04 13:03:06 GMT
    We all get excited about leaving town and going on vacation, so we tend to tell everyone about it. But, a word of caution before spreading the good news.
    We all get excited about leaving town and going on vacation, so we tend to tell everyone about it. But, a word of caution before spreading the good news.
  • Used car sales: The downside

    Used car sales: The downside

    Friday, November 1 2013 8:58 AM EDT2013-11-01 12:58:09 GMT
    A used car fits a lot more nicely into many budgets than does a brand new automobile, and you might think skipping the dealership and buying direct from an owner will save you some money. But there's a
    A used car fits a lot more nicely into many budgets than does a brand new automobile, and you might think skipping the dealership and buying direct from an owner will save you some money. But there's a serious downside to consider.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Deputy Chief: Clayton County firefighters 'misled' by charity

    Deputy Chief: Clayton County firefighters 'misled' by charity

    Thursday, October 31 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-11-01 03:10:38 GMT
    A top Clayton County fire chief says firefighters were angry to learn some of the money donated during recent boot drives did not go to charities.
    A top Clayton County fire chief says firefighters were angry to learn some of the money donated during recent boot drives did not go to charities.
  • I-Team: What rising mortgage rates mean for home buyers

    I-Team: What rising mortgage rates mean for home buyers

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 8:46 AM EDT2013-10-30 12:46:01 GMT
    You may have noticed – or, at least heard – that mortgage rates are starting to inch up again. The I-Team's Dana Fowle is here to help you understand what this change means for home buyers right now.
    You may have noticed – or, at least heard – that mortgage rates are starting to inch up again. The I-Team's Dana Fowle is here to help you understand what this change means for home buyers right now.
  • I-Team: Green Dot card scam warning

    I-Team: Green Dot card scam warning

    Friday, October 25 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-10-25 15:22:55 GMT
    Lots of people are relying on Green Dot cards to shop or pay bills.  
    Lots of people are relying on Green Dot cards to shop or pay bills.   It's a re-loadable pre-paid debit card, but it's cash in hand, so if someone gets hold of that number, it can be drained of money in no time.
  • I-Team: Online deals that are too good to be true

    I-Team: Online deals that are too good to be true

    Friday, October 25 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-10-25 10:56:00 GMT
    The Internet offers that great opportunity to find a better price on a hard-to-find item. As soon as you see it, you want to snatch it up. But, not so fast!
    The Internet offers that great opportunity to find a better price on a hard-to-find item. As soon as you see it, you want to snatch it up. But, not so fast!
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Fired officer in Henry County sex scandal fights to get her job back

    Fired officer in Henry County sex scandal fights to get her job back

    Thursday, October 24 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-10-24 15:35:16 GMT
    A former Henry County police officer accused of risqué behavior with some of her coworkers claims that she's the real victim.
    A former Henry County police officer accused of risqué behavior with some of her coworkers claims that she's the real victim.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Woman at center of Henry County sex scandal identified

    Woman at center of Henry County sex scandal identified

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 4:30 PM EDT2013-10-23 20:30:50 GMT
    The FOX 5 I-Team has confirmed the identity of the fired police officer at the heart of a sex scandal in Henry County.
    The FOX 5 I-Team has confirmed the identity of the fired police officer at the heart of a sex scandal in Henry County.
  • Assisted living home secrets: What you should know

    Assisted living home secrets: What you should know

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 6:10 AM EDT2013-10-23 10:10:03 GMT
    For many of us, the time will come when we have to help situate a parent in an assisted living home.  .
    For many of us, the time will come when we have to help situate a parent in an assisted living home.  They're not for everyone, but it's a midway stop between their home and a nursing home.  Your loved one may really need to be in a nursing home, and if that's the case, putting them in an ALH could be dangerous.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Gwinnett County makes changes to blood-seizing practice

    Gwinnett County makes changes to blood-seizing practice

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-10-23 02:42:20 GMT
    The Gwinnett County jail has backed off a controversial practice in how they seize blood from suspected drunk drivers.
    The Gwinnett County jail has backed off a controversial practice in how they seize blood from suspected drunk drivers.
  • Double check your medical bills for costly errors

    Double check your medical bills for costly errors

    Monday, October 21 2013 7:02 AM EDT2013-10-21 11:02:01 GMT
    Do you double check your medical bill before pay? You should!
    Do you double check your medical bill before pay? You should!
  • Tips to help you lower your credit card APR

    Tips to help you lower your credit card APR

    Friday, October 18 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-10-18 15:26:52 GMT
    Credit card rates can inch up pretty high if you don't keep an eye on them.  It happens because of lowered credit ratings or late payments, but it's not impossible to push that number back down.
    Credit card rates can inch up pretty high if you don't keep an eye on them.  It happens because of lowered credit ratings or late payments, but it's not impossible to push that number back down.
  • Beware of new credit card surcharges

    Beware of new credit card surcharges

    Friday, October 18 2013 8:53 AM EDT2013-10-18 12:53:09 GMT
    Retailers got the go-ahead to pass along some extra charges to you, but not without some rules attached.  You might not have noticed them just yet, but you should be on the lookout.
    Retailers got the go-ahead to pass along some extra charges to you, but not without some rules attached.  You might not have noticed them just yet, but you should be on the lookout.
  • I-Team: When to use your credit card

    I-Team: When to use your credit card

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 9:32 AM EDT2013-10-16 13:32:25 GMT
    You might think putting your credit card away is your best bet, but that's not always the case.
    You might think putting your credit card away is your best bet, but that's not always the case.  There are times when it should be your go-to payment method, and FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle tells you why.
  • Should you buy refurbished electronics?

    Should you buy refurbished electronics?

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 8:24 AM EDT2013-10-16 12:24:00 GMT
    Electronics like phones, TVs and computers are expensive.  But there is a way to get a deal: buy them refurbished. 
    Electronics like phones, TVs and computers are expensive.  But there is a way to get a deal: buy them refurbished.   That means used-- but fixed up to be "like new." FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle gives you some ideas about how to wade through what items are good to buy used, and which ones are better bought brand new.
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