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For many young athletes, making it onto a college sports team is a dream come true. But medical experts caution that student-athletes are among those most likely to develop bone fractures and organ failures associated with... Read More
An investigation into California’s criminal sentencing structure by NBC Bay Area discovered tens of thousands of convicted criminals serving time in prison longer than the sentence for their original, underlying crime, all because... Read More
Transvaginal mesh, also known as TVM, pelvic mesh, or a bladder sling, is a medical device that’s been sold to millions of women for years, and resulted in thousands of complaints about severe health problems. Read More
A four-month-long investigation by NBC Bay Area has uncovered a troubling history of complaints of abuse, fear, intimidation and lack of accountability at Santa Clara County's jails. Read More
The California State Bar is supposed to protect consumers, but a recent state audit found the agency put people at "significant risk" after failing to keep watch over attorneys across California. NBC Bay Area Investigative Reporter... Read More
The Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment, but nearly 100 of its own employees based in the Bay Area believe they're getting sick just by going to work. Read More
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is usually associated with soldiers returning home from war. But experts in psychological trauma say they now see the condition in residents of Oakland and other American cities with high rates of gun... Read More
As part of an effort to prevent teens from taking their own lives, the city of Palo Alto spent more than $700,000 on a four year contract with Val Security to hire guards to patrol the rail tracks. The city affirms that the guards’ Read More
At least 10 Bay Area police departments equip their officers with body worn cameras, but some agencies don't track how often those cameras are turned on when an officer uses force. NBC Bay Area Investigative Reporter Vicky... Read More
A federal lawmaker is adding some muscle to a debate about pay-per-view boxing. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first exposed that small businesses are getting clobbered by six-figure lawsuits. Read More
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