Top 10 FOX13 Investigates stories of the year


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FOX13 investigates has covered stories from an emotional reunion involving a former heroin addict and how to make sure you do not become the target of car thieves. 

TOP 10 FOX13 Investigates stories of 2016:

1)  FOX13 Investigates: Claims of Memphis veterans being erased from VA system

Waiting over a year just to see a doctor. FOX13 Investigates, obtained a secret wait list from a whistleblower who works at the Memphis VA hospital.









2)  FOX13 Investigates: An unexpected reunion

Sixty-one-year-old recovering addict Ronald Hiers, a graduate of Frayser High School, will tell you he spent more than a decade trying to kill himself.


Twenty-four-year-old music producer and aspiring rap artist, Courtland Garner, who graduated from Whitehaven High School, has spent a decade trying to stay alive.









3)  FOX13 Investigates: How you might be tempting carjackers without even knowing it

Carjackings are on the rise in Memphis. In 2016 there have been 25-percent more carjackings each month than there were in 2014. 









4)  FOX13 Investigates problems at 201 Poplar

FOX13 learned the computer problems causing delays for days in the release of inmates from the jail at 201 Poplar will extend into next week and maybe even longer. 

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5)  FOX13 Investigates: Part 1: Where's the lead in Memphis

Thousands of children in Memphis are living with lead poisoning.  Health records obtained by FOX13 show the dangerous trend. 

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6)  FOX13 Investigates: Mothers' solutions to violence in Memphis

Their sons have been killed or critically injured, and now six Memphis moms are working to stop gun violence before another young man is killed.


>> Mothers' heartfelt plea to stop gun violence

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7)  FOX13 Investigates concerns about Stop and Frisk policy in Memphis

Rumors of a controversial policy are raising some questions across the Mid-South.


Are they or are they not discussing Stop and Frisk?










8)  FOX13 Investigates: City contract violation overlooked?

When the City of Memphis signed a multi-million-dollar contract for body cameras minority-business participation was part of the deal but that hasn't happened.  That's according to a response after FOX13 Investigates sent 13 emails to a Taser Vice President.   

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9) FOX13 Investigates: False burglary alarms in Memphis

The City of Memphis has been busy dealing with 60,000 burglary calls and almost all of them were bogus.









10)  FOX13 INVESTIGATES: Violent crime's impact on children and helpful resources in Shelby County

Young children with no control of their surroundings are often exposed to horrific crime scenes, and authorities say it has a domino effect on Memphis’s and Shelby County’s future.

“If you look at the child who has been the victim of violence, and has grown up with violence, then it becomes their way of life,” Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, the former Sheriff and a visionary of criminal justice reform, told FOX13.

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