Investigative - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

  • FOX 5 InvestigatesInvestigatesMore>>

  • FOX 5 Investigates: CrossFit Concerns

    FOX 5 Investigates: CrossFit Concerns

    Thursday, February 13 2014 3:12 AM EST2014-02-13 08:12:39 GMT
    It is just over a month into the new year and many of you are still going strong on your resolutions to get fit. But could a certain kind of workout actually be a health hazard? FOX 5's Sarah Simmons takes a look at concerns about CrossFit.
    It is just over a month into the new year and many of you are still going strong on your resolutions to get fit. But could a certain kind of workout actually be a health hazard? FOX 5's Sarah Simmons takes a look at concerns about CrossFit.
  • Taxpayers spending millions to pay for government workers' college debt

    Taxpayers spending millions to pay for government workers' college debt

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-11-21 04:16:26 GMT
    It's a multi-million dollar perk doled out to thousands of congressional staff and federal workers. Their student loan debts are being paid for with your tax dollars. The benefit is supposed to help recruit the best and brightest to government jobs, but at what cost?
    It's a multi-million dollar perk doled out to thousands of congressional staff and federal workers. Their student loan debts are being paid for with your tax dollars. The benefit is supposed to help recruit the best and brightest to government jobs, but at what cost?
  • Car deal sours, couple fights to get money back

    Car deal sours, couple fights to get money back

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:42 PM EST2013-11-15 03:42:19 GMT

    A Maryland couple bought a 2002 Buick Century at nearly 21 percent interest. According to court documents, the dealer later canceled blaming it on "the refusal of the bank to finance the transaction." However, the couple believe they were victims of a yo-yo sale.

    A Maryland couple bought a 2002 Buick Century at nearly 21 percent interest. According to court documents, the dealer later canceled blaming it on "the refusal of the bank to finance the transaction." However, the couple believe they were victims of a yo-yo sale.

  • Car buyers warned about hazards of yo yo financing

    Car buyers warned about hazards of yo yo financing

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 2:35 PM EST2013-11-12 19:35:41 GMT
    When you buy a car and drive it off the lot, you may think it's a done deal, but that's not always the case. Consumer advocates are warning about what's known in the car industry as yo-yo financing.
    When you buy a car and drive it off the lot, you may think it's a done deal, but that's not always the case. Consumer advocates are warning about what's known in the car industry as yo-yo financing.
  • DC red light cameras, not just catching red light runners

    DC red light cameras, not just catching red light runners

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-09-24 17:16:55 GMT
    Red light cameras in the district are raking in millions of dollars, even when drivers don't run a red light. The city has 50 cameras at intersections across DC. Each ticket is $150.
    Red light cameras in the district are raking in millions of dollars, even when drivers don't run a red light. The city has 50 cameras at intersections across DC. Each ticket is $150.
  • Metro elevator outages difficult for disabled

    Metro elevator outages difficult for disabled

    Thursday, September 5 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-09-05 18:28:50 GMT
    Metrorail's elevator outages are making life difficult for some disabled riders. They're being taken out of service for repairs, sometimes for months at a time. It's become a major headache at some of the busiest stations.
    Metrorail's elevator outages are making life difficult for some disabled riders. They're being taken out of service for repairs, sometimes for months at a time. It's become a major headache at some of the busiest stations.
  • Regulators weigh opt out fees for smart meters

    Regulators weigh opt out fees for smart meters

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 10:10 PM EDT2013-08-07 02:10:46 GMT
    Pepco and other Maryland utilities want customers to pay hundreds of dollars more if they opt out of new smart electricity meters.
    Pepco and other Maryland utilities want customers to pay hundreds of dollars more if they opt out of new smart electricity meters.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Little progress for veterans waiting years for disability claims

    FOX 5 Investigates: Little progress for veterans waiting years for disability claims

    Thursday, July 18 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-07-19 03:39:55 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan only to face another battle here at home. Some are waiting years to get their disability benefits.
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan only to face another battle here at home. Some are waiting years to get their disability benefits.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Medication mistakes that can kill

    FOX 5 Investigates: Medication mistakes that can kill

    Thursday, July 11 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-07-12 03:12:23 GMT
    Christiane Wiggins called her pharmacy to refill a prescription. The medicine came in the usual brown paper bag and the label on the bag and on the container said Cyanocobalamin, the name for vitamin B12. She noticed the color on the liquid was different and the cap on the bottles was a different color too, but dismissed her concerns because packaging can be different if the manufacturer changed.
    Christiane Wiggins called her pharmacy to refill a prescription. The medicine came in the usual brown paper bag and the label on the bag and on the container said Cyanocobalamin, the name for vitamin B12. She noticed the color on the liquid was different and the cap on the bottles was a different color too, but dismissed her concerns because packaging can be different if the manufacturer changed.
  • Free CERT program preparing people to help out in emergencies, national disasters

    Free CERT program preparing people to help out in emergencies, national disasters

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-07-10 15:05:45 GMT

    When an explosive device went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, hundreds of people ran from the blast in fear, but dozens ran to the blast to help. Are you prepared to act? FOX 5’s Sherri Ly found a program that will help you get prepared and it's free.

    When an explosive device went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, hundreds of people ran from the blast in fear, but dozens ran to the blast to help. Are you prepared to act? FOX 5’s Sherri Ly found a program that will help you get prepared and it's free.

  • Claims of misconduct against Montgomery County detective under investigation

    Claims of misconduct against Montgomery County detective under investigation

    A FOX 5 exclusive investigation is looking into claims of misconduct against a detective assigned to investigate a woman charged with theft. Sherri Ly has more on this story.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Theatre ticket disabled seating dispute follow-up

    FOX 5 Investigates: Theatre ticket disabled seating dispute follow-up

    Sherri Ly reports
  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC leaders, police pushing to get synthetic marijuana off the streets

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC leaders, police pushing to get synthetic marijuana off the streets

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-16 02:36:07 GMT

    It's a dangerous trend that is taking hold in our area -- targeting kids as young as 13 years old. But now police and city leaders are making businesses that sell synthetic marijuana the target in an effort to get this deadly substitute off the streets.

    It's a dangerous trend that is taking hold in our area -- targeting kids as young as 13 years old. But now police and city leaders are making businesses that sell synthetic marijuana the target in an effort to get this deadly substitute off the streets.

  • DC councilmembers want opt out for smart meters

    DC councilmembers want opt out for smart meters

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-15 23:22:53 GMT

    Smart electricity meters are raising new concerns in the District. These "smart meters" let Pepco read your meter wirelessly. But earlier this week, a FOX 5 investigation revealed a wide range of potential problems. Pepco has installed the meters at 270,000 homes and businesses in the District, but some D.C. councilmembers are now saying not so fast.

    Smart electricity meters are raising new concerns in the District. These "smart meters" let Pepco read your meter wirelessly. But earlier this week, a FOX 5 investigation revealed a wide range of potential problems. Pepco has installed the meters at 270,000 homes and businesses in the District, but some D.C. councilmembers are now saying not so fast.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: Smart meters spark controversy

    FOX 5 Investigates: Smart meters spark controversy

    Monday, May 13 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-14 03:06:24 GMT

    Power companies are swapping out old meters -- for newer "smart" versions. The devices allow utilities to read your meter wirelessly without sending a meter reader. But opposition is growing here and across the country warning of health and safety concerns. Some smart meters have overheated and caught fire.

    Power companies are swapping out old meters -- for newer "smart" versions. The devices allow utilities to read your meter wirelessly without sending a meter reader. But opposition is growing here and across the country warning of health and safety concerns. Some smart meters have overheated and caught fire.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC mother fights to protect son with autism at school

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC mother fights to protect son with autism at school

    Thursday, May 9 2013 11:57 PM EDT2013-05-10 03:57:43 GMT
    A mother is fighting D.C. Public Schools to protect her son with autism. She believes the 12-year-old has been repeatedly bullied and abused. Now, instead of school being a safe happy place, it's a nightmare.
    A mother is fighting D.C. Public Schools to protect her son with autism. She believes the 12-year-old has been repeatedly bullied and abused. Now, instead of school being a safe happy place, it's a nightmare.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Theatre ticket dispute over disabled seating

    FOX 5 Investigates: Theatre ticket dispute over disabled seating

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-02 02:45:48 GMT

    A ticket controversy at a local theatre company has sparked allegations of discrimination. The theatre is accused of overcharging for certain seats. Matt Gausman says he had a front row seat to what he claims is an unfair and illegal practice.

    A ticket controversy at a local theatre company has sparked allegations of discrimination. The theatre is accused of overcharging for certain seats. Matt Gausman says he had a front row seat to what he claims is an unfair and illegal practice.

  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC Fire and EMS delays under investigation

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC Fire and EMS delays under investigation

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-05-01 02:38:44 GMT
    D.C.'s embattled Fire and EMS department is facing more scrutiny. FOX 5 has uncovered continued problems with emergency responders taking too long. At least a dozen incidents are under investigation for what appear to be slow response times.
    D.C.'s embattled Fire and EMS department is facing more scrutiny. FOX 5 has uncovered continued problems with emergency responders taking too long. At least a dozen incidents are under investigation for what appear to be slow response times.
  • Preppers: Ready for disaster

    Preppers: Ready for disaster

    Monday, April 29 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-04-30 02:44:11 GMT
    The next big disaster could strike anywhere, anytime and a growing number of people are getting prepared. They are the preppers next door stocking up on food, supplies and all the tools needed to survive.
    The next big disaster could strike anywhere, anytime and a growing number of people are getting prepared. They are the preppers next door stocking up on food, supplies and all the tools needed to survive.
  • Scooby Snax for sale: why synthetic marijuana laws hard to enforce

    Scooby Snax for sale: why synthetic marijuana laws hard to enforce

    Friday, April 26 2013 3:19 PM EDT2013-04-26 19:19:43 GMT
    It's called Scooby Snax, but it's not a dog treat. Experts say it's synthetic marijuana, a dangerous drug kids are smoking.
    It's called Scooby Snax, but it's not a dog treat. Experts say it's synthetic marijuana, a dangerous drug kids are smoking.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Scooby Snax

    FOX 5 Investigates: Scooby Snax

    Sherri Ly reports
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Secret to survive fall on Metro tracks

    FOX 5 Investigates: Secret to survive fall on Metro tracks

    Monday, February 18 2013 10:52 PM EST2013-02-19 03:52:55 GMT
    People thrown or pushed onto the tracks. What if something like this were to happen in D.C. area's Metro system? It hasn't happened yet, but people do fall, and if a train is coming, there may be only one way to survive.
    A bizarre series of attacks on subway systems in New York and Philadelphia proves the unthinkable can happen. People were thrown or pushed onto the tracks. What if something like this were to happen on the Washington D.C. area's Metro system? It hasn't happened yet, but people do fall, and if a train is coming, there may be only one way to survive.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: E-cigarettes

    FOX 5 Investigates: E-cigarettes

    Monday, February 18 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-02-18 23:47:15 GMT
    Millions of smokers are turning to e-cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. Many believe the electronic devices are healthier, but there is growing concern about what's in e-cigs.
    Millions of smokers are turning to e-cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. Many believe the electronic devices are healthier, but there is growing concern about what's in e-cigs and whether the candy-like flavors appeal to kids.
  • FOX 5 Investigates - Nationals Park: Winner or loser?

    FOX 5 Investigates - Nationals Park: Winner or loser?

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-02-14 04:33:59 GMT
    Nationals Park was built on the taxpayers' dime after a lot of controversy and political wrangling. Five years later, opinions are split on whether taxpayers got a good deal.
    For the Washington Nationals, it's World Series or bust, and the city of D.C. has a lot riding on it. With opening day around the corner, fans will soon fill Nationals Park. The stadium was built on the taxpayers' dime after a lot of controversy and political wrangling. Five years later, opinions remain split on whether taxpayers got a good deal.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Marines battle tested at Quantico

    FOX 5 Investigates: Marines battle tested at Quantico

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 9:26 PM EST2013-02-14 02:26:13 GMT
    In today's high tech warfare, there's one thing that hasn't changed. During combat, you need boots on the ground. At Marine Corps Base Quantico just outside Washington, troops are being trained for the frontlines.
    In today's high tech warfare, there's one thing that hasn't changed. During combat, you need boots on the ground. At Marine Corps Base Quantico just outside Washington, troops are being trained for the frontlines.
  • FOX 5 Investigates - Bait Cars

    FOX 5 Investigates - Bait Cars

    Sherri Ly reports
  • Couch Concerns Follow Up

    Couch Concerns Follow Up

    Laura Evans reports
  • FOX 5 Investigates - Couch Concerns

    FOX 5 Investigates - Couch Concerns

    Laura Evans reports
  • Schedule changes for DC Fire EMS personnel

    Schedule changes for DC Fire EMS personnel

    Sherri Ly reports
  • FOX 5 Investigates: UDC professors earn degrees from 'diploma mill'

    FOX 5 Investigates: UDC professors earn degrees from 'diploma mill'

    Monday, September 24 2012 12:05 PM EDT2012-09-24 16:05:00 GMT
    A FOX 5 investigation discovered some professors at the University of the District of Columbia who claim to have Ph.D.s, got them from a school that fits the government definition of a diploma mill.
    They are colleges in name only, diploma mills, where a degree can be bought and paid for with very little work. These bogus universities lack recognition from any legitimate agency. A FOX 5 investigation discovered some professors at the University of the District of Columbia who claim to have Ph.D.s, got them from a school that fits the government definition of a diploma mill.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Metro's Worst Escalators

    FOX 5 Investigates: Metro's Worst Escalators

    Metro's escalators are admittedly "bad" but a FOX 5 Investigation found the worst escalators spend more time out of service than working. Despite Metro's goal to have escalators working 90 percent of the time, some of the...
    Metro's escalators are admittedly "bad" but a FOX 5 Investigation found the worst escalators spend more time out of service than working. Despite Metro's goal to have escalators working 90 percent of the time.
  • Rescue 911: Dispatchers Caught on Tape

    Rescue 911: Dispatchers Caught on Tape

    For the past several months, FOX 5 has been investigating complaints into the Office of Unified Communications, which runs the 911 call center in the District.  Now, police and firefighters are coming forward, saying their...
    For the past several months, FOX 5 has been investigating complaints into the Office of Unified Communications, which runs the 911 call center in the District.  Now, police and firefighters are coming forward, saying their...
  • Planet Aid's Responses to FOX 5

    Planet Aid's Responses to FOX 5

    FOX 5 asked Planet Aid for a response to many of the allegations made by its critics and former members. Planet Aid denied our request for an on-camera interview, but did provide answers to questions Fox 5’s Investigative...
    FOX 5 asked Planet Aid for a response to many of the allegations made by its critics and former members. Planet Aid denied our request for an on-camera interview, but did provide answers to questions Fox 5’s Investigative...
  • FOX 5 Investigation: Planet Aid

    FOX 5 Investigation: Planet Aid

    Fox 5 found Planet Aid’s tax records show the non-profit brought in almost $30 million in 2007 by selling the donated items. But where is the money going?
    Fox 5 found Planet Aid’s tax records show the non-profit brought in almost $30 million in 2007 by selling the donated items. But where is the money going?
  • Planet Aid Denies Cult Connection

    Planet Aid Denies Cult Connection

    Is it a charity to help the poor? Or a group cashing in on your good intentions?  Planet Aid says its placed more than 1,000 of its big, yellow bins in the Washington-Baltimore area, asking for your clothing donations. But...
    Is it a charity to help the poor? Or a group cashing in on your good intentions?  Planet Aid says its placed more than 1,000 of its big, yellow bins in the Washington-Baltimore area, asking for your clothing donations. But...
  • INVESTIGATIVE

    INVESTIGATIVE

  • Tanker Truck Wet Lines Can Cause Fires

    Tanker Truck Wet Lines Can Cause Fires

    Tanker trucks have some of the strictest safety standards by law to prevent these kinds of fires. But, wet lines, metal tubes that run along the underbelly of all gasoline trucks, used to transfer fuel into and out of the...
    Tanker trucks have some of the strictest safety standards by law to prevent these kinds of fires. But, wet lines, metal tubes that run along the underbelly of all gasoline trucks, used to transfer fuel into and out of the...
  • Medical Files Left in Recycle Bins

    Medical Files Left in Recycle Bins

    A visit to the doctor’s office is supposed to make you feel better, from a sore throat to wheezing and coughing. But some patients are now feeling sick to their stomachs after FOX 5 uncovered a serious threat to their...
    A visit to the doctor’s office is supposed to make you feel better, from a sore throat to wheezing and coughing. But some patients are now feeling sick to their stomachs after FOX 5 uncovered a serious threat to their...
  • "Like" FOX 5 Investigates on Facebook

    "Like" FOX 5 Investigates on Facebook

    Watch our investigations & send us your tips.
    Watch our investigations & send us your tips.
  • Metro Hits, Kills Man at Cheverly Station

    Metro Hits, Kills Man at Cheverly Station

    Prince George's County authorities say a man struck by a train at the Cheverly Metro station has died.
    Prince George's County authorities say a man struck by a train at the Cheverly Metro station has died.
  • Using Stem Cells To Heal Pets

    Using Stem Cells To Heal Pets

    A revolutionary treatment is offering a brighter future for man's best friend. One local veterinarian is using stem cells to treat dogs that are in severe, debilitating pain.
    A revolutionary treatment is offering a brighter future for man's best friend. One local veterinarian is using stem cells to treat dogs that are in severe, debilitating pain.
  • Young Agents Help Crackdown on Underage Drinking

    Young Agents Help Crackdown on Underage Drinking

    It's prom season and police are working to crack down on underage drinking. FOX 5 goes undercover to expose how easy it can be for teens to get their hands on alcohol. Investigative Reporter Tisha Thompson shows how it might...
    It's prom season and police are working to crack down on underage drinking. FOX 5 goes undercover to expose how easy it can be for teens to get their hands on alcohol. Investigative Reporter Tisha Thompson shows how it might...
  • Grosse Pointe Hockey Coach Charged

    Grosse Pointe Hockey Coach Charged

    There is disturbing new information about the case against a coach at Grosse Pointe South High School, and anyone with a child at this school is going to be stunned.
    There is disturbing new information about the case against a coach at Grosse Pointe South High School, and anyone with a child at this school is going to be stunned.
  • Fox 5 Investigates: No Fly List

    Fox 5 Investigates: No Fly List

    With school almost out and summer on the way, you might be gearing up to fly somewhere fun and exotic. But a growing number of your neighbors are being left behind because they say the government put their name on its terror...
    With school almost out and summer on the way, you might be gearing up to fly somewhere fun and exotic. But a growing number of your neighbors are being left behind because they say the government put their name on its terror...
  • Fox 5 Investigates: Rowdy Metro Riders

    Fox 5 Investigates: Rowdy Metro Riders

    Fists flying, hair pulling. Two high school girls pound on each other. Friends stand around watching and laughing. Police quickly jump in and stop the fight. FOX 5 caught the violence, right inside the busy Judiciary Square...
    Fists flying, hair pulling. Two high school girls pound on each other. Friends stand around watching and laughing. Police quickly jump in and stop the fight. FOX 5 caught the violence, right inside the busy Judiciary Square...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Destination Discrimination

    FOX 5 Investigates: Destination Discrimination

    On most days, Otis Carter, Jr. takes the Metro home from his job in Alexandria. But when he is running late, he will sometimes spring for a cab. "As soon as I get in a cab and they start to pull off, then they ask me, where...
    On most days, Otis Carter, Jr. takes the Metro home from his job in Alexandria. But when he is running late, he will sometimes spring for a cab. "As soon as I get in a cab and they start to pull off, then they ask me, where...
  • Hackers For Hire

    Hackers For Hire

    It might just be the American Idol of the cyber world. A competition searching for the best hackers out there. Private e-mail, corporate records, even military secrets; all vulnerable to cyber attacks. It’s very real and...
    It might just be the American Idol of the cyber world. A competition searching for the best hackers out there. Private e-mail, corporate records, even military secrets; all vulnerable to cyber attacks. It’s very real and...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Dishing The Dirt

    FOX 5 Investigates: Dishing The Dirt

    Think about all the items you touch in one day, from the morning to the evening. Most of us do our best to keep it all clean. But where do most of the germs really lurk?
    Think about all the items you touch in one day, from the morning to the evening. Most of us do our best to keep it all clean. But where do most of the germs really lurk?
  • FOX 5 Investigates: The Danger in Daycare

    FOX 5 Investigates: The Danger in Daycare

    Nearly every parent will tell you there is nothing more important than their child’s safety. But do you really know what is going on at your child’s daycare?
    Nearly every parent will tell you there is nothing more important than their child’s safety. But do you really know what is going on at your child’s daycare?
  • Prescription For Danger: Side Effects of Ambien

    Prescription For Danger: Side Effects of Ambien

    An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and many turn to prescription drugs for relief. However, controversy is mounting over a popular prescription sleeping aid called Ambien.
    An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and many turn to prescription drugs for relief. However, controversy is mounting over a popular prescription sleeping aid called Ambien.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Cell Phone Spyware

    FOX 5 Investigates: Cell Phone Spyware

    Our mobile phones know all of our secrets. Everything we search, say and text. Even everywhere we go. So just imagine if your smartphone became a spy phone.
    Our mobile phones know all of our secrets. Everything we search, say and text. Even everywhere we go. So just imagine if your smartphone became a spy phone.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Cyber Snoops

    FOX 5 Investigates: Cyber Snoops

    Your mail is private, protected by law, from prying eyes. Your e-mail is not. And now, some of the words you write to your family and friends are being sold to the highest bidder.
    Your mail is private, protected by law, from prying eyes. Your e-mail is not. And now, some of the words you write to your family and friends are being sold to the highest bidder.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Selling Diseases

    FOX 5 Investigates: Selling Diseases

    The next time you reach in the medicine cabinet, take a hard look at the pills you’re about to swallow. A growing number of doctors say some are for diseases created to sell the drugs you take. A quick on the Internet and...
    The next time you reach in the medicine cabinet, take a hard look at the pills you’re about to swallow. A growing number of doctors say some are for diseases created to sell the drugs you take. A quick on the Internet and...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Vitamin D

    FOX 5 Investigates: Vitamin D

    A hot week is ahead. And while many of us try to keep cool with big hats, umbrellas and shaded trees, we could be hurting ourselves down the road, according to some doctors. Sunlight helps our skin produce Vitamin D. It...
    A hot week is ahead. And while many of us try to keep cool with big hats, umbrellas and shaded trees, we could be hurting ourselves down the road, according to some doctors. Sunlight helps our skin produce Vitamin D. It...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Back on the Party Train

    FOX 5 Investigates: Back on the Party Train

    Quitting time - And the daily commute home is a tedious task for most. Unless, you happen to ride the Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC train. FOX 5 first showed you what many dubbed the “party train.” Back in 2006, our...
    Quitting time - And the daily commute home is a tedious task for most. Unless, you happen to ride the Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC train. FOX 5 first showed you what many dubbed the “party train.” Back in 2006, our...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Probiotics

    FOX 5 Investigates: Probiotics

    You see the ads for yogurt-type snacks promising to give you a little something extra to help you stay healthy. They contain probiotics. There is a debate over whether they really work. The largest study in the country on...
    You see the ads for yogurt-type snacks promising to give you a little something extra to help you stay healthy. They contain probiotics. There is a debate over whether they really work. The largest study in the country on...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Cars For Congress

    FOX 5 Investigates: Cars For Congress

    As members of Congress rush from one news conference to another to tell us why we have to cut the spending and raise the debt ceiling, we wondered what is Congress willing to sacrifice? FOX 5 has found Congress is rolling...
    As members of Congress rush from one news conference to another to tell us why we have to cut the spending and raise the debt ceiling, we wondered what is Congress willing to sacrifice? FOX 5 has found Congress is rolling...
  • DC I.G.: 911 Director Broke the Law

    DC I.G.: 911 Director Broke the Law

    A high-ranking city official caught breaking the rules that's costing you money. Tuesday D.C.'s Inspector General says the woman in charge of the city's 9-1-1 system broke the law. FOX 5's investigative Reporter Tisha...
    A high-ranking city official caught breaking the rules that's costing you money. Tuesday D.C.'s Inspector General says the woman in charge of the city's 9-1-1 system broke the law. FOX 5's investigative Reporter Tisha...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Online Defamation

    FOX 5 Investigates: Online Defamation

    Hurtful messages, even outright lies splashed up on the web for all to see. It turns out you can't say whatever you want on Facebook or any other social networking site. Even though dozens of sites give us all a little power...
    Hurtful messages, even outright lies splashed up on the web for all to see. It turns out you can't say whatever you want on Facebook or any other social networking site. Even though dozens of sites give us all a little power...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Fair Texting

    FOX 5 Investigates: Fair Texting

    You can't get away from texting, even when you visit the fair. It’s usually not a problem unless you're the person running the ride. FOX 5 visited county and state fairs across the area this summer to show you what's going...
    You can't get away from texting, even when you visit the fair. It’s usually not a problem unless you're the person running the ride. FOX 5 visited county and state fairs across the area this summer to show you what's going...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Potomac Interceptor

    FOX 5 Investigates: Potomac Interceptor

    If you live or play along the Potomac River, you may have noticed there’s a bit of a stink about where that, um, smell is coming from. FOX 5 Investigates.
    If you live or play along the Potomac River, you may have noticed there’s a bit of a stink about where that, um, smell is coming from. FOX 5 Investigates.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Metro Handicap Parking

    FOX 5 Investigates: Metro Handicap Parking

    The moon is still up. The cats are still on the prowl. But the first row of handicapped parking is already full at the Branch Avenue Metro Station in Prince George’s County. She has knee problems and snagged the last space...
    The moon is still up. The cats are still on the prowl. But the first row of handicapped parking is already full at the Branch Avenue Metro Station in Prince George’s County. She has knee problems and snagged the last space...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Online Ticket Safety

    FOX 5 Investigates: Online Ticket Safety

    Redskins versus the Cowboys. The big rivalry with big ticket prices. But as some unhappy Skins fans discovered, the Internet can be like the Wild, Wild West when it comes to buying tickets.
    Redskins versus the Cowboys. The big rivalry with big ticket prices. But as some unhappy Skins fans discovered, the Internet can be like the Wild, Wild West when it comes to buying tickets.
  • Why Are Hundreds of Federal Inmates Escaping?

    Why Are Hundreds of Federal Inmates Escaping?

    For Judith Latham, it was supposed to be a quick trip to a new beginning. A 2.5 hour bus ride from Philadelphia to a halfway house in Washington D.C. Latham was serving time for a parole violation and nearing the end of her...
    For Judith Latham, it was supposed to be a quick trip to a new beginning. A 2.5 hour bus ride from Philadelphia to a halfway house in Washington D.C. Latham was serving time for a parole violation and nearing the end of her...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Singulair

    FOX 5 Investigates: Singulair

    Kids so out of control, you can’t take them to church, the movies or even the mall. The problem may not be the kid or even their parents, but instead a popular drug prescribed to millions of kids across the country.
    Kids so out of control, you can’t take them to church, the movies or even the mall. The problem may not be the kid or even their parents, but instead a popular drug prescribed to millions of kids across the country.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Limo Nightmare

    FOX 5 Investigates: Limo Nightmare

    Jacquelyn Waters wanted to celebrate her father’s 80th birthday by touring Washington D.C.’s monuments in a white limousine. But she says this surprise party took a wrong turn when her family found American DC Limousine...
    Jacquelyn Waters wanted to celebrate her father’s 80th birthday by touring Washington D.C.’s monuments in a white limousine. But she says this surprise party took a wrong turn when her family found American DC Limousine...
  • Adderall Abuse: Smart Pill or College Crack?

    Adderall Abuse: Smart Pill or College Crack?

    It is a growing epidemic across college campuses. Students are popping pills to get an academic edge. The drug is Adderall, a prescription drug that is illegally abused by many students to study. Only the consequences can be...
    It is a growing epidemic across college campuses. Students are popping pills to get an academic edge. The drug is Adderall, a prescription drug that is illegally abused by many students to study. Only the consequences can be...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Private Hydrants

    FOX 5 Investigates: Private Hydrants

    When you walk by a fire hydrant, you probably don’t think much about it. But some area homeowners have been forced to take notice because they’re in charge of repairing their own hydrants. Those D.C. residents say it came as...
    When you walk by a fire hydrant, you probably don’t think much about it. But some area homeowners have been forced to take notice because they’re in charge of repairing their own hydrants. Those D.C. residents say it came as...
  • Suspicious Sales of Unused or Unneeded New Carrollton Vehicles

    Suspicious Sales of Unused or Unneeded New Carrollton Vehicles

    Public auctions happen all the time. Many cities sell off unused or unneeded property like vehicles. But FOX 5 has discovered that’s not how things work in the small Maryland city of New Carrollton.
    Public auctions happen all the time. Many cities sell off unused or unneeded property like vehicles. But FOX 5 has discovered that’s not how things work in the small Maryland city of New Carrollton.
  • Use of New Carrollton Vehicle by City Administrator Under Scrutiny

    Use of New Carrollton Vehicle by City Administrator Under Scrutiny

    It’s quitting time on a Monday and Michael Downes pulls out of his office and is on his way home. FOX 5, going the speed limit, can’t keep up with his city-issued 2010 Chevy Impala, as it heads up Route 50 towards the...
    It’s quitting time on a Monday and Michael Downes pulls out of his office and is on his way home. FOX 5, going the speed limit, can’t keep up with his city-issued 2010 Chevy Impala, as it heads up Route 50 towards the...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Caught on Camera

    FOX 5 Investigates: Caught on Camera

    It’s the middle of the workday, 2 p.m. on a Wednesday and James Grier is trying to sell us a house. FOX 5 found the listing for this Suitland townhouse online. Grier was listed as the real estate agent, so we called him to...
    It’s the middle of the workday, 2 p.m. on a Wednesday and James Grier is trying to sell us a house. FOX 5 found the listing for this Suitland townhouse online. Grier was listed as the real estate agent, so we called him to...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Short Sales Stick Homeowners with Debt

    FOX 5 Investigates: Short Sales Stick Homeowners with Debt

    The foreclosure crisis is far from over. Millions of desperate homeowners are trying to dig their way out. They can't afford their mortgage and can't qualify for help. For many, the answer to their problems seems to be a...
    The foreclosure crisis is far from over. Millions of desperate homeowners are trying to dig their way out. They can't afford their mortgage and can't qualify for help. For many, the answer to their problems seems to be a...
  • Airline Fees Adding Up For Travelers

    Airline Fees Adding Up For Travelers

    The mad dash is on to get home for the holidays. As millions of people pile into airplanes this week, FOX 5’s Tisha Thompson shows you why all those pesky fees are helping the airline industry celebrate a very Merry...
    The mad dash is on to get home for the holidays. As millions of people pile into airplanes this week, FOX 5’s Tisha Thompson shows you why all those pesky fees are helping the airline industry celebrate a very Merry...
  • UDC President Sessoms Grilled by Committee

    UDC President Sessoms Grilled by Committee

    FOX 5 has learned the University of the District of Columbia spent an estimated 1-million dollars on travel. Travel not just for its president, but also for his staff, to places like Hawaii, Las Vegas and St. Thomas.
    FOX 5 has learned the University of the District of Columbia spent an estimated 1-million dollars on travel. Travel not just for its president, but also for his staff, to places like Hawaii, Las Vegas and St. Thomas.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Off Campus Parties Disturb AU Neighbors

    FOX 5 Investigates: Off Campus Parties Disturb AU Neighbors

    Rowdy students partying into all hours of the night are keeping neighbors awake. These so called off campus "party houses" are now at the center of debate over American University's plans to expand. Neighbors want AU to get...
    Rowdy students partying into all hours of the night are keeping neighbors awake. These so called off campus "party houses" are now at the center of debate over American University's plans to expand. Neighbors want AU to get...
  • FOX 5 Investigates: Some Metro Security Cameras Failing, Due for Replacement

    FOX 5 Investigates: Some Metro Security Cameras Failing, Due for Replacement

    Security cameras meant to fight crime on Metro may not be doing the job. Our FOX 5 investigation found cameras on buses and in stations broken for months and even years without being fixed. We looked at a one month snapshot...
    Security cameras meant to fight crime on Metro may not be doing the job. Our FOX 5 investigation found cameras on buses and in stations broken for months and even years without being fixed. We looked at a one month snapshot...
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices