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Consumer Alert: Doctor's office worker steals patient identities
- When you fill out medical forms in your doctor's office, you probably assume your information is kept secure and private. Unfortunately, that's not always the case.
WKYT Investigates: The lock on Narcan
- "There might be a county that only has two ambulances in the entire county," Lt. Chris Martin with Lexington Fire said. "They're going to have very long response times and there's probably going to be a local law enforcement officer that's going to get there first." Because of that, a bill was brought to the attention of the state legislature to allow first responders, like police officers, to carry Narcan.
WKYT Reality Check: Dangerous decals
- Stick figure family decals are a popular way for people to display their family on vehicles. However, police warn too much information about your family can be a bad idea.
Harrison Co. cell tower death latest in alarming trend
- The death of a maintenance worker atop a cell phone tower in Harrison County demonstrates the dangers involved in maintaining the nation's wireless network.
Consumer Alert: Lottery scams target elderly
- The phone rings and the caller tells you you've won millions. There's a catch though and it's intended to wipe out your savings.
WKYT Investigates: a neighborhood caught in a sewer struggle
- "Some people couldn't afford the $60.00 so they started not paying their bills," said Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett. Barnett said less than half the residents in Cedar Brook are paying their sewer bill. And since the sewer is separate from the water, it's hard to make customers pay.
WKYT Investigates: The cost of Kentucky childcare
- "I've had so many in my office crying because they have to pull their kids out. They had to stop working." Lowe's center participates in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), run through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The program offers monetary help for working families to afford childcare.
WKYT Investigates: Dangerous drive
- Week after week, cars have stopped to wait their turn to pass a spectacle. "It's about as bad as it gets, I think," said Darrell Hisel. Hisel said Kentucky 2004, a state road in Jackson County, is dangerous.
Consumer Alert: Deceiving forms used to scam small businesses
- A company called Corporate Records Service used misleading mailings to trick thousand of small business owners into paying unnecessary fees.
WKYT Investigates: A family's struggle with the VA
- "They killed him before he died," said son Jodie. His children say the problems started in 2012. He was admitted to the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center with complaints of severe kidney pain, in hopes of seeing a specialist. They say it took five days to see a kidney specialist.
WKYT Investigates: Baby monitor hackers
- "It's all about being connected to the Internet," said Steve Hamrin with Hartland Computer Repair. "Any device you put on the Internet is essentially at risk. Somebody could try to crack into it."
WKYT Investigates: heroin in the suburbs
- Lexington Public Safety Commissioner Clay Mason said what makes heroin hard to combat is it's ability to cross social and economic barriers. "Middle class, upper-middle class, educated people, all walks of like are getting hit by heroin right now."
Consumer Alert: Scammers target grieving widow
- Louise Mueller had just become a widow. Her son was serving in Iraq and she needed to return to work. The 84-year-old admits she was emotionally overwhelmed when she received the call.
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