Troubleshooters

  • Investigations

    Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

    Man Claims State 'Double Dipping' While Holding Property

    Man Claims State 'Double Dipping' While Holding Property

    Sam Stout's mother, Frances passed away in 2009. As executor of her estate, the Hartford man researched her assets, went to probate court and paid hundreds of thousands in estate tax to both the Internal Revenue Service and...

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

    911 System Shuts Down Again For Part of State Police

    911 System Shuts Down Again For Part of State Police

    Wednesday was a tough morning for call takers at one Connecticut 911 dispatch center.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

    Most Connecticut Schools Are Not Required to Test Water for Lead

    Most Connecticut Schools Are Not Required to Test Water for Lead

    Lead poisoning can be extremely harmful to children and could cause brain damage, but few schools know what the lead level in their drinking water is because the state only requires a small percentage of schools to test for it.

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  • Investigations

    Monday, Aug 15, 2016

    Hartford Hopes Big Investment in Golf Courses Pays Off

    Hartford Hopes Big Investment in Golf Courses Pays Off

    Investing taxpayer funds in sports ventures can leave towns and cities on the losing end.

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  • Investigations

    Friday, Aug 12, 2016

    Former Employees Say Concrete Company's Practices Contributed to Crumbling Foundations

    Former Employees Say Concrete Company's Practices Contributed to Crumbling Foundations

    John Soucy is one of several former employees from the 1970s, 80s and 90s who said the company's regular practices had a direct impact on the quality of the concrete used for residential foundations.

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  • Investigations

    Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

    Callers, First Responders Losing Faith After 911 System Fail

    Callers, First Responders Losing Faith After 911 System Fail

    Failure of the state's new 911 system has callers and first responders losing confidence in the multi-million dollar upgrade.

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  • Investigations

    Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

    Man Fights Back Against Hidden Hospital Facility Fees

    Man Fights Back Against Hidden Hospital Facility Fees

    Ben Federico is 78-years-old and has had a heart attack, septic shock, MRSA and pneumonia three times. But his new battle is against Yale-New Haven Hospital for an extra cost he was blindsided by when he got a semi-annual check-up...

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

    Waterbury Residents Go Almost One Month Without Elevator in High-Rise

    Waterbury Residents Go Almost One Month Without Elevator in High-Rise

    Fourteen days has passed since NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters first paid a visit to a high-rise in Waterbury where the elevators remain broken.

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  • Investigations

    Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

    Lawmakers Write to Insurers About Crumbling Foundations

    Lawmakers Write to Insurers About Crumbling Foundations

    Several members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation have sent letters to Connecticut insurers regarding the proposal by the State of Connecticut to provide relief to homeowners with crumbling foundations in Hartford, Tolland...

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