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  Costly Care: Medicare charged hundreds more than drug’s cost at cash value

A man noticed his insurance paid all of one medication, but then he discovered the federal government was billed hundreds more than market value.

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  Watching Your Wallet: Student loan debt reaches all-time high

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

  Measure of Hate documentary explores the undercounting of crimes in America

  Fake Filters? Companies falsely claim to have prestigious water safety certification

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

Watching Your Wallet: Experts say to shop around for the best deals on car insurance and cell phone plans

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

Scientists are using forensic genetics to help solve decades-old cold cases.

  Failed and Forgotten

The deaths of hundreds of children because of abuse or neglect goes unnoticed every year by agencies that protect kids. Congress and a 45-year-old law are largely to blame.

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

  Calculating hate: Federally mandated count leaves out untold number of crimes in America

Serious hate crimes from murders to attempted bombings do not show up in federal hate crime data, according to analysis by InvestigateTV.

Punishing hate: Paper tiger laws serve up little to no penalties for attackers

Prosecutors say some state hate crime laws are so weak they "aren't worth the paper they're printed on."

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Under Facebook's policies, convicted sex offenders are not allowed on the site; however, InvestigateTV identified multiple offenders who appeared to have recently active profiles.

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

Financial experts from NerdWallet say saving and investing as little as $20 a week can amount to $170,000 in retirement money.

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

While many people think about health and wellness resolutions for the new year, financial experts recommend thinking about money goals too.

  Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

Thousands of nuclear weapons workers are seeking compensation from a federal program that has ballooned far past initial projections - and some say they're being denied based on incorrect information.

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

A company offering to help people reduce their student loan debt is now under investigation. One St. Louis woman says her debt actually increased after trying to work with the company.

  Mice. Mold. Messes.

Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.

  Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

Brad Barrett took $4,000 Disney trip for a family of four for only $150. Seriously.

  Special Report -Bullying in the Chattahoochee Valley

News Leader 9 Investigates what you need to know to protect your child from bullying.

  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.

  Special Report - Neighborhood Take Back

News Leader 9 visits the street where crime has neighbors terrified. What can be done to make this and other streets safe for residents?

  Report: Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions

A new study shows patients are overpaying on prescriptions sometimes because they are using insurance, rather than paying the cash price.

  News Leader 9 Investigates - The Money Pit

News Leader 9 Investigates the cost to repair the Columbus Government Center.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

You can help uncover political ad targeting on Facebook

Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.

  Columbus father asks for help finding son missing for over a month

Family members are sharing new pictures hoping to find the son of a well-known Columbus man. 50-year old Sam Hewitt Jr. was last seen in May.

  SPECIAL REPORT: Coroner's Inquest on Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan

Imagine spending your day around the deceased. That's the job of the Muscogee County Coroner.

  Columbus Government Center working around flood damages, opens some floors of the building

It's been less than a week since the Columbus Government Center flooded for the second time in less than a month.

  Columbus Police recover a body from the Chattahoochee River

A Columbus police officials confirm that they are investigating a possible drowning that happened in the Chattahoochee Valley.  They are currently on the scene identifying the body found Stay with News Leader 9 as we develop more details on this story.

  Women claim Columbus contractor owes them thousands of dollars

Over the past few months, News Leader 9 has received countless reports of fraudulent services by Residential Roofing and Construction in Columbus and other services offered by Branden Jackson.

Raycom launches InvestigateTV app on Roku

Raycom Media, the parent company of WTVM, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content. InvestigateTV is available now on Roku and will be released to other digital streaming services soon. Raycom Media President and CEO Pat LaPlatney made the announcement Thursday at the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Orlando, FL. "We know viewers are interested in meanin...