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Lawmakers crack down on EBT card abuse after 11Alive investigation

7:55 PM, Mar 4, 2014

Strip clubs, liquor stores, and casinos - these are just some of the places where we found money meant for needy kids was being spent. 

VOICE YOUR OPINION: Should DFCS reports be made more public?

8:20 PM, Mar 3, 2014

The House unanimously passed a bill to change the way a child's death is investigated and how much information about their life and DFCS involvement in it, can be released to the public. It is now in the hands of the Senate.  Here's your chance to tell them what you think.

McDonough issues speeding tickets in error

12:09 PM, Feb 20, 2014

Thousands of people who received speeding tickets in McDonough over the last 10 years could be in for a refund.

Supreme Court could decide fate of poker games

11:47 PM, Feb 18, 2014

The Supreme Court could determine once and for all whether a friendly poker game at your house is illegal gambling or not.

DFCS battles food stamp processing backlog for months without success

2:02 AM, Feb 18, 2014

There are families throughout Georgia that have no idea what they'll eat tomorrow. Not just because they're poor, but because the state program set up to help them isn't working and hasn't for months.

Metro Atlanta's lowest restaurant scores of 2013

12:26 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Our Center for Investigative Action examined all health inspection scores in metro Atlanta from 2013 to come up with a list of the 50 restaurants that had the lowest scores. 

EBT card to pay for Valentine's Day gifts?

9:30 PM, Feb 15, 2014

A viewer tipped us off about concerns over the EBT cards being used to buy Valentine's Day gifts at Kroger.

Weakness uncovered in state daycare licensing system

6:26 PM, Feb 6, 2014

The state says children are safer now than ever, but 11Alive's investigative reporter Rebecca Lindstrom found a weakness in our state daycare licensing system, that allows serious safety violations to go unnoticed.

Chicken weight doesn't add up

11:00 AM, Feb 5, 2014

Our Center for Investigative Action reveals something that is perfectly legal, but might take consumers by surprise when buying chicken.

Some drivers not happy with towing fees

7:27 PM, Jan 31, 2014

Everyone is picking up the pieces and their cars. Tow yards were hopping on Friday with motorists looking to pick up abandoned cars during the storm but there is some confusion about who's picking up the tab.

Lost luggage mystery leaves Delta passenger angry

1:32 PM, Nov 28, 2013

It was one year ago when our Center for Investigative Action held Delta airlines accountable over stolen luggage at Hartsfield -Jackson Airport and now a passenger is holding them accountable over the way they handled her bags on a recent flight.

Anna Benson tells all in interview with Dr. Phil

9:13 PM, Nov 27, 2013

Anna Benson reveals details behind her aggravated assault charges for threatening her husband, former Met's pitcher Kris Benson.

Trouble in Toyland - Potential Hazards

8:39 PM, Nov 26, 2013

For 28 years U.S. PIRG has been testing toys to help keep your kids safe and has just released this year's report. 

Bullpen bullying nearly kills 12-year-old

1:31 PM, Nov 26, 2013

An Atlanta family is fighting back over alleged bullying that they say nearly killed their son.

Georgia DDS computers expose personal information

12:41 AM, Nov 20, 2013

Bank statements and Social Security cards are among the documents left on DDS computers for the world to see.

Watch 11Alive Dateline Special: Failed to Death

10:14 AM, Nov 17, 2013

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services system is broken.  Time and time again, children are reported in danger and the system can't help.

Calorie confusion: Can you believe what you read?

7:33 PM, Nov 13, 2013

The FDA is working on rules that would require many restaurants to provide nutritional information to their customers. But many restaurants eager to meet the needs and curiosities of their customers have already started to post the data online. 11Alive wanted to know: is the information accurate?

Pet flipping leaves animal lovers devastated

9:47 AM, Nov 13, 2013

If your pet disappears or you give it to someone to give it a better home, you might want to go online. You could be surprised to find it for sale. 

iPhone vulnerable to hackers

2:57 PM, Nov 11, 2013

You'll want to read this story. Your security could depend on it. The popular iPhone has won praise over its resistance to hackers but Georgia Tech researchers have revealed you can still be vulnerable.

Holding Georgia Congressman accountable over rent

1:18 PM, Nov 7, 2013

Money's tight, times are tough and people all over are looking for ways to save money but are local Congressmen doing everything they can to pinch pennies on their district offices.