WBTV Investigates

  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.

  Mice. Mold. Messes.

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

Former Myers Park HS student sues school district over handling of rape allegations

Hundreds nearly kept off voter roles after registering at DMV

Veteran gets missing VA disability check after calling WBTV for help

Cleveland Co. Sheriff candidate had no-contact order against him

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  15,000 untested rape kits sit on shelves across the state. What will leaders do to get them processed?

Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

Board of Elections updates information regarding judge candidate’s campaign compliance

Top judge says most criminal defendants should be free before trial

Lawmakers give National Guard soldiers reprieve after WBTV investigation

Elections chairman ordered hearing on candidate complaint before investigation complete

  SBI investigating possible campaign finance violations by former lobbyist

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating Mark Bibbs, an attorney and former lobbyist, for potential campaign finance violations.

People still waiting for help two years after Hurricane Matthew; many hit by Hurricane Florence

The scene was an all-too-recent memory for nearby residents. Main Street was covered by feet of water just two years earlier when flooding from Hurricane Matthew forced water from the Lumber River through the town.

  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.

Goodwin worked for donor under FBI investigation after leaving Insurance Commissioner post

The FBI is investigating Greg Lindberg, a Durham businessman, for felony crimes related to drug crimes, crimes against financial institutions or money laundering, according to a federal grand jury subpoena issued to the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

  NCGOP took nearly $2 million from donor under FBI investigation, gave some to Causey campaign

National Guard soldiers forced to re-pay money from Hurricane Matthew

Report: Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions

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

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Bishop of Charlotte to address ‘abuse scandal’ following WBTV investigation

  Catholic leaders in Charlotte, Raleigh allowed priests to continue ministry despite abuse reports

For months, WBTV has been gathering internal church documents, some dating back to the 1980s, related to two priests removed from their positions as pastors at churches in the Charlotte Diocese following reports of abuse.

Former Ashe Co. Sheriff’s employees break silence after firing, arrest by former sheriff

A former employee at the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office is breaking her silence, more than a year after being fired from her job at the county jail and arrested on 12 felony charges.

Feds demand all voting records in 44 NC counties

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina has issued a subpoena demanding all voting records in 44 counties in North Carolina.

Internal DMV reports conflict with commissioner’s explanation for long wait times

Internal DMV reports obtained by WBTV suggest explanations offered for long wait times at driver's license offices across the state are inaccurate.

Internal DMV report claims customers only waiting 50 minutes at license offices

The report, obtained by WBTV, included a number of metrics for various agencies within the DMV for the month of July.

Prosecutors: Sheriff tried to kick SBI agents out, withhold evidence during search warrant

SBI agents executed a search warrant on the sheriff's office as part of an investigation into allegations that the Sheriff's son, Jason Reid, had used a GPS tracking device that belongs to the office to stalk an ex-girlfriend.?

  Who used special DMV office? Attorney General blocking access to records

DMV Commissioner Torre Jessup told employees Wednesday the secret driver's license facility would no longer be used after WBTV exposed the office on Tuesday.

NC Medicaid guidelines limit what drugs doctors can use to fight opioid addiction

The board that NCDHHS established to determine which drugs are included on the Medicaid formulary is scheduled to meet again in September to consider changes, if any, to the formulary for opioid medications.

NCDMV discontinues secret driver’s license office at HQ

The announcement comes a day after a WBTV investigation uncovered a secret driver's license office available only to certain state employees.

Lawmaker presses for answers after WBTV investigation into secret DMV office

WBTV investigative reporter Nick Ochsner uncovered a secret driver's license office available only to certain state employees.

NCDMV operated secret driver's license office as residents waited in long lines

Unless you know about the office and the quick, convenient service it provides, it's nearly impossible to determine a driver's license office even exists at the agency's headquarters.

Legislative oversight committee to probe slow Hurricane Matthew response

A letter obtained by WBTV shows the oversight hearing was prompted, at least in part, by a request from three senators who represent areas hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.

DPS employee still on the job after DWI arrest in state car

Court and police records show 54-year-old Randall Cole was arrested on the evening on August 8, 2018, by the North Carolina Highway Patrol on the entrance road leading to Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville, NC.

Incident report details morning of violence at NC prison

The violent morning at the western North Carolina prison is the latest in a long string of incidents at prisons across the state dating back to at least last October, when four prison staff members were killed during an attempted escape at Pasquotank Correctional Institution.

State Auditor finds ABC Commission cost taxpayers more than $13 million

Poor oversight and administration of a contract between the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Commission and its main logistics contractor has cost taxpayers more than $13 million, according to North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood.

State officials tried to alter bid documents for multi-million dollar hurricane contract

Ultimately, the attempt to alter the bid recommendation was unsuccessful. The contract was awarded in mid-June to the same company that was recommended by an evaluation committee in early March.

Ex-girlfriend of Jason Reid preparing lawsuit against county over GPS tracking device

Reid was indicted in June on two felony charges and three misdemeanors stemming from the allegations he used a GPS tracking device from the sheriff's office to keep tabs on his ex-girlfriend.

Charlotte's parks are consistently ranked worst in the country. Here's why.

The city scored the lowest in access of the cities surveyed, with only 28 percent of residents living within a 10-minute walk from a park. TPL studies have ranked Charlotte at the bottom for five years now.