As a Wake County child care trainer, Krista Barbour's job is to teach day care providers how to keep infants safe. When she heard the story about a 4-month-old boy who suffocated at a Fort Bragg day care, she decided to take action.
A local tax preparer working as a government witness led to the arrest of two women charged in a tax fraud scheme involving people suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.
After the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, states were supposed to get better about entering court findings of mental illness into a federal database for background checks, but that's not happening everywhere.
One week after the WRAL Investigates team reported on three Wake Forest teenagers battling the same rare form of cancer, state health officials have decided to investigate the cases further.
Six months after the WRAL Investigates team reported on a statewide tax fraud scheme involving suspected illegal immigrants, undercover video shot in April shows a Cary tax preparer agreeing to help a mother claim a tax credit for her children living in Mexico.
A Wake Forest mother is pushing the state to investigate after three teenagers from the same graduating class were diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer. A fourth teen who lived nearby received the same diagnosis in 2009.
The parents of an infant who died after suffocating at a Fort Bragg day care in March 2012 said Monday they are "heartbroken and disappointed" that the U.S. Attorney's Office has decided not to file criminal charges against the day care worker who was supposed to be supervising their son.
Former Congressman Brad Miller said Friday that his campaign bank account has been frozen after it was determined that the man charged with killing a former campaign aide this week was writing checks to himself.
Public records show a Halifax County man profited from multiple deaths and suspicious fires across several North Carolina counties in the past eight years. The victims' families say his connection to those events is no coincidence.
Lawyers handling the assets for a Lexington-based company accused of swindling thousands of customers through its online auction website submitted their latest bill for payments, totaling more than $980,000, according to court records.
Despite efforts to improve conditions at Montgomery County's animal shelter, which has the highest kill-rate in the state, the latest inspection reports show animals are still suffering and living in unacceptable conditions.
Less than a year after the state suspended a Raleigh business for questionable Medicaid billing, the WRAL Investigates team has learned that the business changed its name and continued operating undetected by the state.
The last time Rachel Degenhard saw her son's smile was March 9, 2012, as she dropped him off at Pope Child Development Center on Fort Bragg, where she and her husband are soldiers. Sonny suffocated on the floor during tummy time while a child care worker cleaned nearby. The FBI is now investigating Sonny's death.
A Lexington-based company is accused of swindling hundreds of thousands of people out of money through its online auction website. The government called it a Ponzi scheme and shut it down, yet no one has been charged.
Carolina Country Club is one of the most prestigious clubs in Raleigh. Formed in 1910, membership to the five-star facility is invitation only. The club's latest tax forms show it generated close to $13 million from dues and other sources. Thanks to its nonprofit status, the club pays no corporate income tax.
The National Football League is a $9 billion-a-year industry, but the league pays no corporate income taxes. The WRAL Investigates team looked at the exemptions, which were built into the tax code long before big TV money deals.
North Carolina taxpayers spent nearly $200,000 over eight years to help a Robeson County woman with a leaky roof. Dianne Galbreath says she applied for hurricane assistance and ended up with a brand new house.
Advocates of tax reform says the state needs to get rid of tax breaks for special interests. But many "loopholes" in the state's tax code are breaks used by average citizens, nonprofits and small businesses.
Animal rescue groups are calling on North Carolina lawmakers to help shelters in rural counties that have a hard time getting state funding.
The Wake County SPCA took 14 dogs this week from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Troy, which has the highest kill rate in North Carolina. The nonprofit said it can take in dogs and cats to help them get adopted, but the shelter needs state lawmaker intervention to fix the problem.
Politicians' practice of putting earmarks in the budget with names attached for pet projects was banned in 2010, but many watchdog groups say earmarks aren't really gone, just redefined and sometimes underground.
Less than a month after the WRAL Investigates team reported on a tax fraud scheme involving suspected illegal immigrants, a Wake Forest certified public accountant has come forward to say she has questioned some of her own clients' suspicious behavior.
Since the early 1990s, taxpayers have spent more than $30 million repairing a vulnerable stretch of N.C. Highway 12 after storms battered the Outer Banks. Some areas have been fixed multiple times. Critics say the state is wasting money in a relentless battle between nature and man, while supporters say it is a vital link that must be saved.
For dogs and cats that end up at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, the journey is like being sent to death row. The shelter, which has the highest kill rate in the state, euthanized nearly 1,200 animals - 100 percent of cats and 98 percent of dogs - last year.
Ginny Rauch thought she was going to die. The pain in her legs and back was so excruciating that she could hardly breathe at times. A steroid shot that was supposed to ease her back pain had instead left her with a near-fatal case of fungal meningitis.
Dangerous drivers who get their licenses revoked can't go and get another one, but that's not the case with some of the biggest and most dangerous vehicles on the road. The WRAL Investigates team found that troubled trucking companies can shut down, change their name and get back on the road, sometimes within days.
Members of North Carolina's congressional delegation say they want to block a nationwide tax fraud scheme among suspected illegal immigrants.
Federal investigators uncovered more than 1,000 tax returns linked to eight addresses in North Carolina last May, with refunds worth more than $5 million. Investigators say it's part of a tax fraud scheme among suspected illegal immigrants that the Internal Revenue Service was warned about more than a decade ago but has done little to fix.
Two small circuit board assembly companies who were formerly located on Stony Hill Road near Wake Forest are likely responsible for contaminating the well water at 21 nearby homes, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday.