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Questions linger after Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Questions linger nearly two weeks after officials announced an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease within the City of Tyler.

  Hidden Damage: Wrecked, flooded border patrol truck sold at dealership without damage declared

  Fake Filters? Made-up addresses, strange receipts and copycat websites reveal knock-offs on the market

  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

  Watching Your Wallet: Decade-by-decade, experts help you save for retirement

Continued Coverage

  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

Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

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

  Failed and Forgotten

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

When children die because of abuse or neglect, child protection agencies are often blamed – they are underfunded and overworked. But there are many other culprits who failed children.

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

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.

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

Rather than taking a tax refund check and splurging on a quick shopping spree, NerdWallet advises people make smart spending – or saving - plans.

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

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.

  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

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

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

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

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.

Lawsuit against DPS alleges corruption, claims cover-ups compromised Longview murder case

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Texas Department of Public Safety alleges “a culture of cronyism and outright corruption.” The suit claims policy violations have led to crimes being covered up and impacted high-profile cases, including a Longview murder case.

  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.

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

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

  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.

  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.

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.

Attorney representing families in case against accused nurse speaks out

An East Texas nurse charged with the murder of a patient now faces more charges.

Texas nurse gets new charges of capital murder, aggravated assault

A nurse already charged with murder of patients now has an indictment of capital murder.

Nurse indicted for murder, aggravated assault of patients at Texas heart hospital

A nurse who was charged with murder has now been indicted by a Smith County grand jury.

Official: Nurse charged with murder previously worked at Longview hospital

A hospital official says a Tyler nurse who is accused of murder previously worked at a Longview hospital.

CHRISTUS Mother Frances patient crisis line for questions regarding former nurse

A crisis line has been set up by CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances for people to call with questions regarding former cardiac nurse William Davis.

East Texas nurse charged with murder, Tyler PD discuss investigation

Tuesday night William George Davis, 34, was booked into the Smith County Jail on a charge of murder. His bond is set at $2 million.

The new K2: former East Texas users say current drug formula is deadly

The drug goes by many names and makers claim it has the same effects as marijuana. Those that have used  synthetic marijuana say that notion is false and that they are lucky to be alive.

Documents: State began investigating ex Zavalla coach in July

A former Zavalla baseball coach arrested in October over allegations of improper communication and relationship with two students has been under investigation by a state agency since July.

Document dates ex-Zavalla coach’s behavior to 2010 Woden ISD incident

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office has filed a new criminal charge against a Zavalla coach accused of fondling a student who he had been sending improper emails to.

9 Investigates: Constables cashing in

Texas constables can be as busy as they want to be. While they have full law enforcement authority in their county, they only have one required job: serve civil papers.

KTRE 9 Investigates: Lufkin police report one more movie money case

An 11th Lufkin business has been hit by someone trying to use money marked "For Motion Picture Use Only". According to Lufkin police, officers were called out to Kurth Grocery in the 800 block of Kurth Drive around 8:49 p.m. Tuesday night.

Investigates: Prop money on the rise in East Texas

A new form of counterfeit money is on the rise across the Pineywoods.

Texas on pace to set record for investigations into relationships between students and teachers

With three months left in the fiscal year, the Texas Education Agency has produced numbers showing the amount of investigations into student-teacher relationships is on pace to set a record.

Palestine child dies from abuse days after CPS closes investigation

An East Texas child died from abuse at the hands of his step-father, and the child's grandparents say Child Protective Services had the opportunity to stop it.

Rail regulations investigated after wind topples train cars from bridge

Railroad cars blocking a busy Lufkin highway have been cleared and traffic on Loop 287 began flowing normally Tuesday morning. However, but the majority of the 58-64 rail cars remain grounded after 80mph winds knocked the cars from a railroad bridge to the highway underneath.

Texas judge tells couples: Get married or stay away from each other

An East Texas judge has come under fire for allegedly including a requirement of marriage in his criminal probation. After reports of the unusual marriage order Judge Randall Rogers gave a Tyler man in July, other East Texas residents came forward with similar accounts.

7 Investigates: Keystone Concerns

A different type of oil could soon be flowing through East Texas, with the approval of the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline. But could it put residents and first responders at risk?