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SPECIAL REPORT: Lifesaving AED's are locked away where they can't do their job

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What if the one thing that could save your life was behind closed doors? And every minute that passes by your chance of survival drops? That is what we have found is the case all around the Richmond area. We'll show you how easy it is to use an AED to save someone's life. Plus we'll tell you about the disturbing findings of our investigation into where AED's are being kept inside public buildings. Join us on Monday at 5:00 PM for this story. It might just save a life. 


It's basically an Ebay for illegal drugs. You go online, order anything from opiates to cocaine, to LSD, and then it shows up right at your door. It's a scary prospect for parents fighting to keep their teens away from drugs.

Most people picture a sketchy meeting in an alleyway where little baggies are exchanged for cash. These days the internet has made it as easy as ordering a new pair of sneakers.

NBC12 Investigates Wednesday at 5 p.m. 

It's spiraling out of control. Some 41-million Americans owe 1-point-3 TRILLION in federal student loan debt. That's nearly more than all of the credit card and car loan debt in the U-S.Many are calling this a crisis? Others wonder is THIS the next bubble to burst? On Your Side Investigator Rachel DePompa is taking a hard look at the 'Degree of Debt' piling up in America. 

Brian Kearns is an Army vet who was injured in 1982 and is a paraplegic. In March he was diagnosed with skin cancer. The VA couldn't get him in for an appointment until almost a year later so they referred him to Veteran's Choice.

Veteran's Choice didn't get in touch with him after he tried to call them for more than 7 months. While he was waiting for them to set him up with an appointment with a dermatologist bad luck struck Brian again and his truck was rear-ended. His shoulder and bicep were injured which majorly reduced his mobility since he uses his arms to move himself in and out of his wheel chair and to propel his chair.

He spent hours and hours on the phone with Veteran's Choice trying to get an appointment to fix his shoulder. His healthcare situation remains unresolved. He says that the VA and Veteran's Choice failed him. 

Their relationship was forbidden, illegal but that couldn't stop their love. Their case, Loving v. Virginia, changed the course of race relations in America. They were the couple that braved the societal convention and made it legal for interracial couples to marry. The Loving v. VA case went all the way to the Supreme Court and was a landmark case that changed history. Now, a movie is about to premiere about the Lovings so NBC12's Curt Autry sat down with the couple's grandson to find out how the movie gets it right and the places where it misses the mark. Join us Wednesday night at 5 PM. 

There are websites that exist solely for the purpose of calling out cheaters. But what happens if you find your name on the website? It doesn't matter if the accusations are true or not. Anonymous reports written on such websites are hard to prove or disprove. They can cause a lot of damage to your reputation even if they're false. Tonight at 11 on NBC12 we'll dig up the details about how to fight against online attacks.  

"The weight just kept piling up and piling up..."

As the number on the scale grew, his confidence shrank. He was bullied all the time. He decided it was time to make a change. 

"I knew that I had a goal that I wanted to achieve so I just went for it."

He went through an incredible transformation and lost more than 160 pounds but when he looked in the mirror, a secret still haunted him. 

Now, a doctor is stepping in to give him the gift of a lifetime. Catch this inspiring story on Monday night at 11 PM on NBC12. 


Samantha and her dad were on the way home from a fun outing in September when they were in a car accident. Samantha, who is 6, was severely injured by her seat belt during the crash because she should have been in a booster seat. She had also placed the shoulder belt behind her back instead of over her chest. 

Samantha was nearly cut in two by the belt which was sitting over her stomach. When she arrived at the hospital and was taken into surgery, her intestines were protruding from the severe abdominal wound caused by the seat belt. 

Children need to be in a booster seat until they are: 4'9" (57") tall and 80 - 100 pounds. For some children this can mean that they don't move up from the booster seat until they are 8 to 12 years old. Most parents (9 out of 10) move their children out of booster seats before they are big enough. 

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