Troubleshooter

  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.

  New lawsuits filed against State Farm alleging ‘bonuses’

  Troubleshooter: A look into the record of a former Interrupter now accused of rape

  Troubleshooter Exclusive: Rape suspect was a city-paid violence ‘Interrupter’

  Troubled officer de-certification bill moves to Senate for next vote

  Officials: Emergency exit jammed shut during deadly shooting at Olive Garden

  Crack kits still being sold despite law change

Continued Coverage

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

  24 hours in the life of the homeless: ‘They don’t know the power they’ve got in their lives’

LMPD Chief calls proposed cuts ‘worst-case scenario’ in email to officers

  OIG whistleblower still trying to make noise more than 2 years later

  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

Prosecutors say some state hate crime laws are so weak they "aren't worth the paper they're printed on."

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Under Facebook's policies, convicted sex offenders are not allowed on the site; however, InvestigateTV identified multiple offenders who appeared to have recently active profiles.

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.

  Home is where the heart is, for missing foster kids, too

There were 121 foster children statewide listed as AWOL in November. Forty-nine of them, almost half the statewide total, were listed as AWOL in just one county: Jefferson.

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

  Ex-UofL coach, State Farm agent heard using racial slur on phone call about lawsuit

  Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

  Mice. Mold. Messes.

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

  Teenage girls accuse local musician of naked massages, forcible kissing

Multiple accusations against Turley Richards involve inappropriate touching, forcible kissing and naked massages with students during singing lessons.

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.

  Long distance travel not a pain in Corydon

Patients from outside WAVE Country are traveling to Corydon to visit a pain clinic. John Boel investigates to see if these trips are on the taxpayer's dime.

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

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

Officer accused in LMPD Youth Explorer sex abuse scandal appears in court

A plea deal is in the works for a former Louisville Metro Police Department officer accused of sexually abusing members of the LMPD Youth Explorer Program.

  Exclusive: Back in prison, inmate says jailers threatened his life at gunpoint before he escaped

An inmate who escaped from prison in 2016 said Tuesday that he had no choice but to do it because he was fearful for his life.

  Despite troubled past, federal probe, city employee still getting paid

A city employee with a badge and the power to write you up is accused of stealing thousands of dollars and entering a resident’s home by lying about a warrant.

  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.

Lawsuit: Millions of dollars missing from Louisville police credit union

The list of potential victims of an alleged multi-million-dollar banking scheme has grown to nearly 20, WAVE 3 News has learned.

  Commonwealth Attorney’s Office removed from case involving former Louisville homicide detective

For the second time, a case involving an embattled former homicide detective Mark Handy, has been removed from the hands of the state’s prosecutor’s office and the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Tom Wine.

  Records show pattern of elevator problems at senior public housing complex

A week after WAVE 3 News reported on a woman who was inside an elevator when it fell several floors, we can confirm several other people have been previously stuck in the elevator, too, also requiring rescue.

Mark Handy: Troubled former Louisville detective indicted

A former Louisville homicide detective at the center of four overturned murder convictions has been indicted on one count of perjury and one count of tampering with evidence.

  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.

  Where do the syringes from needle exchanges go? Not far in some cases

The VOA says this 40215 zip code has the most of overdose deaths: 20 so far this year with 252 EMS runs on overdose cases.

Mark Handy: Second special prosecutor could be assigned to investigate former detective

Another special prosecutor may be assigned to investigate a former Louisville detective at the center of four overturned convictions.

Stores selling crack kits could lose liquor license

An undercover investigation by WAVE 3 News' John Boel on the sale of crack kits by local convenience stores revealed how easy it is to buy them. Now, Metro Council is taking action.

Exchange of allegations: A WAVE 3 News investigation

What happens when a mobile needle exchange sets up near a school and a playground? John Boel went undercover to find out.

  Audit reveals problems in Section 8 housing in Louisville

Nearly 10,000 struggling families living in Louisville depend on the city’s Section 8 voucher program to afford a safe home.

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

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

Activists protest Taylor Co. attorney’s animal cruelty deal

On Friday, dozens of people protested in front of Lisa Nally-Martin’s office, the prosecutor who struck the deal to dismiss 82 animal cruelty charges against a man running for Taylor County Judge Executive.

  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.

  Lost in foster care: Problems persist

State data shows there are currently 128 foster children in Kentucky listed as AWOL, with 58 of them in Jefferson County.

Three LMPD officers involved in Explorer case still on the job

Several officers named in the LMPD Explorer case are still getting paid.

  KYCIR: KY State Fair Board CEO paid for months after resignation

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting discovered the Kentucky State Fair Board CEO and President was paid for several months after he resigned.