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Fire Marshal Orders 'Safety Watch' on CPUC Building in SF

Fire Marshal Orders 'Safety Watch' on CPUC Building in SF

The state Fire Marshal has imposed an extraordinary fire safety order on the California Public Utilities Commission headquarters since the San Francisco building failed an inspection last month, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit... Read More

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Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
NBC Bay Area I-Unit Wins Coveted Peabody Award

NBC Bay Area I-Unit Wins Coveted Peabody Award

An NBC Bay Area investigative series into the misuse of school officers is being honored with a prestigious Peabody Award. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017
Ex-Students Discuss Alleged Misconduct at Presentation High

Ex-Students Discuss Alleged Misconduct at Presentation High

Two former Presentation High students on Wednesday addressed allegations of sexual misconduct by teachers at the prestigious all-girls Catholic school in San Jose. Vicky Nguyen reports on a story that first aired Wednesday Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
Missing Pieces: Tracing Stolen Guns in California

Missing Pieces: Tracing Stolen Guns in California

A year-long investigation by more than a dozen NBC television stations that teamed with the nonprofit journalism organization “The Trace” identified 23,145 stolen firearms recovered by police nationwide between 2010 and 2016 – the... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Nov 20, 2017
Gun Theft From Legal Owners on the Rise, Fueling Violence

Gun Theft From Legal Owners on the Rise, Fueling Violence

A yearlong investigation by The Trace and more than a dozen NBC TV stations identified more than 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016 — the vast majority connected with crimes. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
We Investigate: Surviving the Drought

We Investigate: Surviving the Drought

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit traveled halfway around the world to investigate solutions to California’s water crisis. Sr. Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock found that in Israel they faced a similar crisis eight years ago,... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Industry Insiders Warn of Fraud at Marijuana Testing Labs

Industry Insiders Warn of Fraud at Marijuana Testing Labs

Sellers and scientists are putting pot testing under the microscope, warning of potential fraud they say calls into question the integrity of the industry. They’re challenging the credibility of some labs already, after an NBC Bay... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Nov 20, 2017
Steel at Base of New Bay Bridge Tower in Question

Steel at Base of New Bay Bridge Tower in Question

The federal government’s chief bridge engineer voiced concern that “rogue plate” -- steel that does not meet Caltrans’ standards – is being used to seismically reinforce the tower of the new Bay Bridge, according to documents... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
Presentation High Board Breaks Silence on Alleged Misconduct

Presentation High Board Breaks Silence on Alleged Misconduct

Five days after placing two current teachers on administrative leave for allegations of sexual misconduct, the Board of Directors at Presentation High school sent a letter to the school community expressing confidence in the... Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Homeless Births Rising in High-Priced San Francisco

Homeless Births Rising in High-Priced San Francisco

Pregnant women and newborns are being pushed onto the streets of the Bay Area in alarming numbers. An NBC Investigation looks into what's being done to protect the most vulnerable within the homeless population, including... Read More

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  • 350 Firearms Lost or Stolen From DC-Area Police Since 2011

    350 Firearms Lost or Stolen From DC-Area Police Since 2011

    More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

  • Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence

    Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence

    Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people prohibited...

  • 264 Congressional Accountability Act Settlements in 20 Years

    264 Congressional Accountability Act Settlements in 20 Years

    Amid reports of sexual harassment allegations on Capitol Hill, Congress’ Office of Compliance (OOC) released a report that shows 264 settlements over violations of workplace rights in the past 20 years, costing taxpayers millions...

  • PG&E Risk Assessment at Issue in North Bay Wildfires

    PG&E Risk Assessment at Issue in North Bay Wildfires

    Pacific Gas and Electric was forced to make “trade-off decisions” between keeping rates affordable for consumers and spending more money to cut its wildfire risk, one official said in a regulatory filing submitted two years before...

  • Sex, Drugs Rampant at Some of LA's Public Libraries

    Sex, Drugs Rampant at Some of LA's Public Libraries

    An NBC4 I-Team undercover investigation has exposed rampant illegal behavior at Los Angeles public libraries. For three months, I-Team hidden cameras captured scenes of drug use, lewd acts and other criminal activity at local...

  • Hidden Cam Shows Club Drugs Laced With Mystery Chemicals

    Hidden Cam Shows Club Drugs Laced With Mystery Chemicals

    He calls himself the “Chemistry Cowboy.” And he doesn’t attend parties for fun. He attends parties to show recreational drug users the alphabet soup of psychoactive chemicals often lacing their pills and powders. “No matter...

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