Is 7 water inspections in 16 years enough for a plant that's had 4 spills since 2011? That's one of the questions environmental activists are asking about the Alabama Department of Environmental Management's oversight in the wake of a 220,000 gallon wastewater spill from a Tyson plant in Hanceville.
The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.
CBD stores are popping up all around central Alabama. The products claim to help relieve pain, reduce stress and even help you sleep. Our On Your Side investigative team wanted to see if you are getting what you're paying for in terms of the dosages.
Research shows that Alabama tornadoes are the deadliest in the nation. The state averages 14 tornado deaths a year. From 1950 to 2016, over 630 people have died in tornadoes in Alabama compared to over 550 in Texas. A leading researcher gives us his opinion on why tornadoes are occurring more often.
The Birmingham Police Department is working to better bridge the divide between law enforcement and youth in the community. Police Chief Patrick Smith says he's making it a priority. We’re looking into a programs that could help make a difference.
Carfax experts say there are potentially more than one million cars on the roads with false odometer readings - meaning their mileage has been rolled back to make the vehicles look like they have less wear and tear.
The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.
A federal court ruling could strike down parts of Alabama’s sex offender law. A recent federal ruling says convicted sex offenders may not have to give internet provider information, instant messages or email addresses to law enforcement.
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.
The average tax refund last year was over $2,800. Morgan Stanley estimates refunds could be 26% higher this year due to changes in the tax code. That also means scammers could be out to find more victims.
Why can’t we see the body camera video from the officer-involved shooting at the Galleria? That’s the number one question so many of you are asking and the short answer is because of Alabama’s open records law.