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  • FOX 29 Investigates: Former Scout Leader Accused of Abuse

    FOX 29 Investigates: Former Scout Leader Accused of Abuse

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:36:56 GMT
    A new lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts and a former scoutmaster by a Chester County mother has the Scouts nationally explaining its actions in the case. Patsy Evasew claims the former scout leader sexually abused her son and it eventually led to his demise.The images of Thomas Evasew's sad, short life hang on the wall of his folks' Chester County home. "I feel when I touch it, I'm touching him. I miss him so every day. There's not a day that goes by,” says Patsy Evasew. She says she misse...
    A new lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts and a former scoutmaster by a Chester County mother has the Scouts nationally explaining its actions in the case. Patsy Evasew claims the former scout leader sexually abused her son and it eventually led to his demise.The images of Thomas Evasew's sad, short life hang on the wall of his folks' Chester County home. "I feel when I touch it, I'm touching him. I miss him so every day. There's not a day that goes by,” says Patsy Evasew. She says she misse...
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Pa. Sex Offender Allegedly Strikes Again

    FOX 29 Investigates: Pa. Sex Offender Allegedly Strikes Again

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-05-20 15:18:24 GMT

    A convicted child predator is accused of stealing his best friend's identity and striking again! FOX 29 Investigates how he pulled off an escape from Pennsylvania and where he is now.

    A convicted child predator is accused of stealing his best friend's identity and striking again! FOX 29 Investigates how he pulled off an escape from Pennsylvania and where he is now.

  • Fox 29 Investigates: School Crossing Guards

    Fox 29 Investigates: School Crossing Guards

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:46:24 GMT
    In Philadelphia, the city pays crossing guards about $50 a day to ensure the child's safety. But what happens when they don't show? Fox 29's Jeff Cole investigates.
    In Philadelphia, the city pays crossing guards about $50 a day to ensure the child's safety. But what happens when they don't show? FOX 29's Jeff Cole investigates.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Lead Investigator In Corruption Sting Speaks Out

    FOX 29 Investigates: Lead Investigator In Corruption Sting Speaks Out

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:39:37 GMT
    The lead investigator in a corruption sting that entangled five leading Philadelphia Democrats is speaking out for the first time, and he's speaking only to Fox 29.
    The lead investigator in a corruption sting that entangled five leading Philadelphia Democrats is speaking out for the first time, and he's speaking only to Fox 29.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Port Authority Assault Allegation

    FOX 29 Investigates: Port Authority Assault Allegation

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-04 10:50:05 GMT
    Why is this man trying to get away from our cameras? It's a story you'll see only on FOX. Investigative reporter Jeff Cole presses a top official at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority for answers.
    Why is this man trying to get away from our cameras? It's a story you'll see only on FOX. Investigative reporter Jeff Cole presses a top official at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority for answers.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: State House Candidate's Rental

    FOX 29 Investigates: State House Candidate's Rental

    Thursday, February 27 2014 8:21 AM EST2014-02-27 13:21:28 GMT
    A candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is pressed to explain why he was renting out his Philadelphia apartment building with no city-required license. And that's not the only question
    A candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is pressed to explain why he was renting out his Philadelphia apartment building with no city-required license. And that's not the only question
  • Pa. State Rep. Miranda Charged With Funneling Money To Sister

    Pa. State Rep. Miranda Charged With Funneling Money To Sister

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 10:10 AM EST2014-01-28 15:10:56 GMT
    Pennsylvania State Representative Jose P. Miranda has been arrested on corruption charges, Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams announces.
    Pennsylvania State Representative Jose P. Miranda has been arrested on corruption charges, Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams announces.
  • D.A. Promises Probe Into No-Show State Worker Report

    D.A. Promises Probe Into No-Show State Worker Report

    Monday, January 27 2014 10:31 AM EST2014-01-27 15:31:56 GMT
    You saw it only on FOX, a state representative so desperate to get away from investigative reporter Jeff Cole that he drove into traffic. Now, see what happened after our story aired.
    You saw it only on FOX, a state representative so desperate to get away from investigative reporter Jeff Cole that he drove into traffic. Now, see what happened after our story aired.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Pilot Fighting For What He Believes Is Owed

    FOX 29 Investigates: Pilot Fighting For What He Believes Is Owed

    Monday, January 20 2014 10:33 AM EST2014-01-20 15:33:40 GMT
    Jeff Cole and FOX 29 Investigates have the story tonight of Jason Flood and his fight for what he believes he's owed.
    Jeff Cole and FOX 29 Investigates have the story tonight of Jason Flood and his fight for what he believes he's owed.
  • FOX 29 Investigates Trenton School District Spending

    FOX 29 Investigates Trenton School District Spending

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 7:32 AM EST2014-01-01 12:32:45 GMT
    Tens of thousands of dollars spent on catering and pricey meals out, not to mention millions paid to teachers above and beyond their salaries.
    Tens of thousands of dollars spent on catering and pricey meals out, not to mention millions paid to teachers above and beyond their salaries.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Camden Schools' Spending

    FOX 29 Investigates: Camden Schools' Spending

    Thursday, December 12 2013 7:27 AM EST2013-12-12 12:27:07 GMT
    Tens of thousands of dollars spent on trips to theaters, amusements parks, even catering! These are just some of the pricey items paid for by the struggling Camden City Public Schools, FOX 29's Jeff Cole reports.
    Tens of thousands of dollars spent on trips to theaters, amusements parks, even catering! These are just some of the pricey items paid for by the struggling Camden City Public Schools, FOX 29's Jeff Cole reports.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Scamsters Copying Vehicle Tags

    FOX 29 Investigates: Scamsters Copying Vehicle Tags

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-11-26 22:33:57 GMT
    FOX 29 Investigates has found New Jersey's new e-temporary tag program for newly purchased vehicles is being undercut by scamsters able to copy the tags. 69-year-old Raymond Hirn has a couple of big passions
    FOX 29 Investigates has found New Jersey's new e-temporary tag program for newly purchased vehicles is being undercut by scamsters able to copy the tags. 69-year-old Raymond Hirn has a couple of big passions
  • Report: Dangerous Uptick In Construction Falls

    Report: Dangerous Uptick In Construction Falls

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-10-15 10:56:02 GMT
    FOX 29's Jeff Cole reports why federal safety watchdogs here are desperately trying to keep workers from plunging to the earth in devastating falls.
    FOX 29's Jeff Cole reports why federal safety watchdogs here are desperately trying to keep workers from plunging to the earth in devastating falls.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Fattah Tax Subpoena

    FOX 29 Investigates: Fattah Tax Subpoena

    Thursday, October 10 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-10-10 16:40:22 GMT
    Why has Congressman Chaka Fattah caught the interest of federal investigators? It's a question FOX 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole asks the long-time congressman.
    Why has Congressman Chaka Fattah caught the interest of federal investigators? It's a question FOX 29 Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole asks the long-time congressman after obtaining a document which shows the FBI seeking Fattah's tax records.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Potentially Questionable Roof Inspections

    FOX 29 Investigates: Potentially Questionable Roof Inspections

    Monday, September 16 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-09-17 03:12:22 GMT
    After a Vanguard official first agreed to view our video and answer questions on camera, Vanguard's office manager Jake Thalwitzer called back and refused to do either.
    After a Vanguard official first agreed to view our video and answer questions on camera, Vanguard's office manager Jake Thalwitzer called back and refused to do either.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Sensitive Employee Info Dumped On Street

    FOX 29 Investigates: Sensitive Employee Info Dumped On Street

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-09-12 02:54:01 GMT
    FOX 29 investigates brings us the story of sensitive records, which should have hit the shredder, not the streets.
    FOX 29 investigates brings us the story of sensitive records, which should have hit the shredder, not the streets.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Recreation Center In Juniata

    FOX 29 Investigates: Recreation Center In Juniata

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-08-07 17:08:07 GMT
    It's supposed to be a safe haven where kids can play and have fun, so why's the door sometimes locked in the middle of the day?
    It's supposed to be a safe haven where kids can play and have fun, so why's the door sometimes locked in the middle of the day?
  • FOX 29 Obtains Findings Of Philly School Audit

    FOX 29 Obtains Findings Of Philly School Audit

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 8:11 AM EDT2013-07-02 12:11:45 GMT
    FOX 29 Investigates learns a soon-to-be released audit will claim that valuable equipment and learning tools are sitting idle in some of the city's shut-down schools.
    FOX 29 Investigates learns a soon-to-be released audit will claim that valuable equipment and learning tools are sitting idle in some of the city's shut-down schools.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Methacton School District Resignations

    FOX 29 Investigates: Methacton School District Resignations

    Thursday, June 6 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-06-07 03:07:14 GMT
    A top, local school official voluntarily resigns after a district investigation. FOX 29 Investigates broke the story. Find out how much it cost taxpayers.
    A top, local school official voluntarily resigns after a district investigation. FOX 29 Investigates broke the story. Find out how much it cost taxpayers.
  • D.A. Reviewing FOX 29's No-Show State Worker Report

    D.A. Reviewing FOX 29's No-Show State Worker Report

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-28 15:19:52 GMT
    A local elected official hits the gas again when FOX 29 Investigates' Jeff Cole tries to ask him a few questions about why a ghost worker was on his staff.
    A local elected official hits the gas again when FOX 29 Investigates' Jeff Cole tries to ask him a few questions about why a ghost worker was on his staff.
  • FOX 29 Investigates Deadbeat Doctors

    FOX 29 Investigates Deadbeat Doctors

    Tuesday, April 16 2013 1:41 PM EDT2013-04-16 17:41:36 GMT
    They go to school for years, with taxpayers helping to foot-the-bill, to become doctors, dentists and chiropractors. But years later, why do they owe Uncle Sam millions of dollars in school loans?
    They go to school for years, with taxpayers helping to foot-the-bill, to become doctors, dentists and chiropractors. But years later, why do they owe Uncle Sam millions of dollars in school loans?
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Pharmacy Thefts

    FOX 29 Investigates: Pharmacy Thefts

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 7:39 AM EDT2013-04-09 11:39:29 GMT
    There's growing concern about a dangerous trend for thieves.
    There's growing concern about a dangerous trend for thieves.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Kratom Craze

    FOX 29 Investigates: Kratom Craze

    Thursday, April 4 2013 11:59 AM EDT2013-04-04 15:59:13 GMT
    A drug used for centuries in southeast Asia is now in the United States and its growing popularity is getting the attention of health officials.
    A drug used for centuries in southeast Asia is now in the United States and its growing popularity is getting the attention of health officials.
  • Crossing Guard Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Kids Safe

    Crossing Guard Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Kids Safe

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-03-26 16:04:47 GMT
    There are thousands of intersections in Philadelphia, many with school crosswalks. But one in particular caught FOX 29 Investigates' attention.
    There are thousands of intersections in Philadelphia, many with school crosswalks. But one in particular caught FOX 29 Investigates' attention.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: The Season For Tax Scams

    FOX 29 Investigates: The Season For Tax Scams

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-03-13 15:04:10 GMT
    Every year, thousands of consumers fall prey to income tax scammers.
    Every year, thousands of consumers fall prey to income tax scammers.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Day Care Death

    FOX 29 Investigates: Day Care Death

    Monday, March 4 2013 12:48 PM EST2013-03-04 17:48:53 GMT
    It's every parent's worst nightmare. You send your child to day care but he never returns.
    It's every parent's worst nightmare. You send your child to day care but he never returns.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Fast-Growing Internet Con

    FOX 29 Investigates: Fast-Growing Internet Con

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 12:45 PM EST2013-02-05 17:45:29 GMT
    Watch out, there's a new group of scammers out there just dying to take your money.
    Watch out, there's a new group of scammers out there just dying to take your money.
  • School Board Opens Investigation

    School Board Opens Investigation

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 1:52 PM EST2012-11-21 18:52:35 GMT
    The panel which runs the Methacton School District of Montgomery County has hired attorneys from two firms to investigate and advise it on an issue involving two, top school administrators. The Board of
    The panel which runs the Methacton School District of Montgomery County has hired attorneys from two firms to investigate and advise it on an issue involving two, top school administrators. The Board of
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Outdated and Expired Food Found At Local Market

    FOX 29 Investigates: Outdated and Expired Food Found At Local Market

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 10:30 PM EST2012-11-15 03:30:19 GMT
    It's no secret, fresh food, including meats and produce, are the keys to healthy living, especially in cities where both can be in short supply.
    It's no secret, fresh food, including meats and produce, are the keys to healthy living, especially in cities where both can be in short supply.
  • Congressman: 875,000 Veterans Waiting 4 Months Or Longer For Benefits

    Congressman: 875,000 Veterans Waiting 4 Months Or Longer For Benefits

    Wednesday, October 17 2012 12:22 PM EDT2012-10-17 16:22:07 GMT
    Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia tells FOX 29 there are 875,000 veterans who have waited more than four months to get the benefits they deserve from Veteran's Affairs.
    Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia tells FOX 29 there are 875,000 veterans who have waited more than four months to get the benefits they deserve from Veteran's Affairs.
  • State Utility Regulator Steps Into Smart Meter Controversy

    State Utility Regulator Steps Into Smart Meter Controversy

    Thursday, September 13 2012 1:42 PM EDT2012-09-13 17:42:09 GMT
    It was a fire in a Bucks County home two weeks ago, and other issues related to PECO's smart meter program, which have drawn Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission into PECO's smart meter controversy.
    It was a fire in a Bucks County home two weeks ago, and other issues related to PECO's smart meter program, which have drawn Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission into PECO's smart meter controversy.
  • Fire Concerns Lead PECO To Halt Smart Meter Installations

    Fire Concerns Lead PECO To Halt Smart Meter Installations

    Thursday, September 13 2012 1:41 PM EDT2012-09-13 17:41:55 GMT
    Only On FOX: There was a major announcement from the region's energy giant after a FOX 29 Investigation. PECO is shutting down a massive, federally-funded energy program.
    Only On FOX: There was a major announcement from the region's energy giant after a FOX 29 Investigation. PECO is shutting down a massive, federally-funded energy program.
  • New Safety Concerns Over PECO Meter Installations

    New Safety Concerns Over PECO Meter Installations

    Thursday, September 13 2012 1:41 PM EDT2012-09-13 17:41:39 GMT
    PECO'S multi-million dollar smart meter program shut down last week following fire and safety concerns. Now, as the energy giant re-evaluates the program, a new safety issue is being raised - are some
    PECO'S multi-million dollar smart meter program shut down last week following fire and safety concerns. Now, as the energy giant re-evaluates the program, a new safety issue is being raised.
  • Installer Speaks Of Smart Meter Problems

    Installer Speaks Of Smart Meter Problems

    Thursday, September 13 2012 1:41 PM EDT2012-09-13 17:41:14 GMT
    It's been just two days since regional energy giant PECO abruptly halted its federally funded smart meter installation program, yet the utility has already received 1,000 calls from customers.
    It's been just two days since regional energy giant PECO abruptly halted its federally funded smart meter installation program, yet the utility has already received 1,000 calls from customers.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Update On PECO Smart Meters

    Fox 29 Investigates: Update On PECO Smart Meters

    Thursday, September 13 2012 1:40 PM EDT2012-09-13 17:40:16 GMT
    After our story on fires sparked by the installation of PECO's so-called smart meter's, Pennsylvania's top utility regulator has asked what the energy company is doing to keep its customers safe.
    After our story on fires sparked by the installation of PECO's so-called smart meter's, Pennsylvania's top utility regulator has asked what the energy company is doing to keep its customers safe.
  • Drinking Postmen Want Jobs Back

    Drinking Postmen Want Jobs Back

    We caught them red-handed drinking beer after beer after beer. Now, two postal workers who were the subjects of a Fox 29 Investigates report in January want their jobs back.
    We caught them red-handed drinking beer after beer after beer. Now, two postal workers who were the subjects of a Fox 29 Investigates report in January want their jobs back.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Underground Dentist

    Fox 29 Investigates: Underground Dentist

    Fox 29 Investigates has learned that state dental regulators have moved against the woman we found operating an underground dental clinic in South Philadelphia.
    Fox 29 Investigates has learned that state dental regulators have moved against the woman we found operating an underground dental clinic in South Philadelphia.
  • CBP Head Visits Philadelphia Airport After FOX 29 Report

    CBP Head Visits Philadelphia Airport After FOX 29 Report

    Fox 29 Investigates is getting results after our cameras caught what appeared to be U.S. Customs and Border Protection workers sleeping on the job at Philadelphia International Airport.
    Fox 29 Investigates is getting results after our cameras caught what appeared to be U.S. Customs and Border Protection workers sleeping on the job at Philadelphia International Airport.
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Philly Gun Permits

    Fox 29 Investigates: Philly Gun Permits

    There is a new law aimed at curbing handgun violence, but is Philly's new gun permit law about to be shot down?
    There is a new law aimed at curbing handgun violence, but is Philly's new gun permit law about to be shot down?
  • Window Wizard Customers Upset & Angry

    Window Wizard Customers Upset & Angry

    Fox 29’s investigative reporter Jeff Cole broke the story yesterday....the Levittown-based Window Wizards has closed it’s doors. Tonight, customers are trying to find out what’s happened to their money and their windows!
    Fox 29’s investigative reporter Jeff Cole broke the story yesterday....the Levittown-based Window Wizards has closed it’s doors. Tonight, customers are trying to find out what’s happened to their money and their windows!
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Drinking Postmen

    Fox 29 Investigates: Drinking Postmen

    Three Philadelphia mail carriers are off the job and there’s a major shake-up in a city post office where they worked. Watch both parts of our Fox 29 Investigation.
    Three Philadelphia mail carriers are off the job and there’s a major shake-up in a city post office where they worked. Watch both parts of our Fox 29 Investigation.
  • Video: City Workers Napping On The Job

    Video: City Workers Napping On The Job

    Fox 29's Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole brings you the story of Philadelphia Water Department workers caught with their eyes closed, lying back, and legs stretched out  while on the job!!
    Fox 29's Investigative Reporter Jeff Cole brings you the story of Philadelphia Water Department workers caught with their eyes closed, lying back, and legs stretched out  while on the job!!
  • Fox 29 Investigates: Chemicals On Campus

    Fox 29 Investigates: Chemicals On Campus

    Here's a frightening thought. Could Terrorists waltz-right into laboratories here in Philadelphia and make off with just the right chemicals to make a bomb? Watch Jeff Cole's report in this exclusive video.
    Here's a frightening thought. Could Terrorists waltz-right into laboratories here in Philadelphia and make off with just the right chemicals to make a bomb? Watch Jeff Cole's report in this exclusive video.
  • FOX 29 Investigates: Customs Agents

    FOX 29 Investigates: Customs Agents

    It's video you can only see here on FOX 29: Are customs agents sacking out at the airport? Watch Jeff Cole's exclusive report.
    It's video you can only see here on FOX 29: Are customs agents sacking out at the airport? Watch Jeff Cole's exclusive report.
  • Concerns About For Profit Colleges

    Concerns About For Profit Colleges

    Pauline Abernathy from The Institute for College Access & Success talks to Jeff Cole about rising debt post-secondary students are taking on.
    Pauline Abernathy from The Institute for College Access & Success talks to Jeff Cole about rising debt post-secondary students are taking on.
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