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I-Team Report: Contaminated Waters

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“If our water is good and our health is good, then we’ll be quiet. But until that time, I think we need to continue to march forward with our efforts.”

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I-Team Report: Property tax cheaters

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Paying your property taxes is a fact of life, but the I-Team has discovered not everyone takes that responsibility to heart. 

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I-Team: Summer Forecast

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At Dow Diamond the smell of hot dogs, warm roasted peanuts and fresh dirt on the mound are a warm welcome compared to the weather Mid-Michigan has experienced the last few months.

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I-Team: Childcare Crunch

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Childcare in Michigan takes up 16.5 percent of a typical family's average income of $59,940, forcing many to make tough choices.

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I-Team Report: School Risk Report Card

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It’s moments like the shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year that are forever burned into our minds. Young lives stolen at the end of a gun in a place where they should always be safe. But what will it take to achieve that safety? 

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Families fight for rights to see ailing loved ones

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The family of radio icon and Michigan native Casey Kasem is pushing legislation across the country to protect the rights of people whose family members are incapacitated. The I-Team speaks to a local family who has their own tragic story to tell.

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I-Team Report: Missing in Mid-Michigan

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Several women in Mid-Michigan disappeared without a trace. Now their friends and family are left wondering what happened to them.

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I-Team Report: Opening their books

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In 2015, Michigan received a grade of “F” from The Center for Public Integrity, which conducted an investigation into the integrity of all 50 states.

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I-Team Report: Double Dipping?

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We work for years to get the opportunity to leave the grind behind and relax. “I guess the main thing was to be able to do what I wanted to do, whenever I wanted to do it,” said retired educator Nick Roberts. 

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I-Team Report: Hope Not Handcuffs

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“Every time she comes home, I see that it’s more her and, you know, that’s just a really great feeling, that her personality is back. Her sassiness is back. It’s back. It’s back, well, that never left,” Lori laughed.

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I-Team Report: The real reason for Real ID

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In August of 2017, Michigan began implementing what is being called the new Real ID system.

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I-Team Report: Dirty Dining?

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Ukyia Davis is a freshman at Saginaw High and she thinks her school cafeteria deserves an A plus. 

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I-Team Report: Preying on Payday?

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Keyiatta Miree is a single mother from Saginaw “It’s just hard out here, it’s like you gotta live day-to-day. But I’m still going to make due no matter what.” 

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I-Team Report: How to handle a traffic stop

I-Team Report: How to handle a traffic stop

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I-Team report: Child support crackdown

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For better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. These are some of the vows two people make when they get married. But unfortunately, too often, that promise of living happily ever after is broken. 

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I-Team Report: Unclaimed property in Michigan

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There are millions of dollars’ worth of unclaimed property being held by the state. Do you have a claim? 

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I-Team Report: Modern-day slavery

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At just 13-years-old, Deborah Monroe went to a local county fair looking for the love and attention she’d never had. 

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I-Team Report: Emergency Warning Protocol

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A tsunami alert had New York on the edge which turned out to be a false alarm.

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I-Team Report: Deportation Drama

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Cindy Garcia thought she was living the American dream. But that all changed when her husband, Jorge, got picked up by immigration.

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I-Team report: Cancer treatment controversy

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Sixteen pills a day, seven days a week – the bitter taste of fighting cancer.

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I-Team Report: Cell phone savings

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 As our reliance on the cell phone has grown, so too has the price we pay every month. And that has many asking why. 

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I-Team Report: Trapping child predators

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Kristin Close did something many people have done at one time or another – accepted a Facebook friend request from someone she didn’t know.

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I-Team Report: Pipeline Patrol

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There are alarming reports that an oil pipeline beneath the Straight of Mackinac has lost a dangerous protective coating. Experts say if the line ruptures, it could be catastrophic for Mid-Michigan. 

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I-Team Report: Invisible Dad

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"It opens them up to bullying. Ya know, it opens them up to their own shame," said Tony Casanova, Invisible Dad.

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I-Team Report: Erasing the Ink

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“Four days with no sleep or nothing, couldn’t keep my eyes open and in that process I had fallen asleep. And that’s when he took advantage of me.”

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I-Team: Chad Carr's legacy

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A little boy's legacy lives on as doctors discover a breakthrough in an always deadly form of pediatric cancer. 

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I-Team: Surviving after suicide

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"I said, 'mom, I met the most amazing person today.' She asked me who it was, and I said, 'his name is Adam and he’s going to change the world," Jenna Royle said.

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I-Team Report: Unique recovery home for families

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“We was on the verge of losing everything. Our children, our family as a whole, the house, we had to let that go, a lot of our possessions and everything,” Tameka told TV5.

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Travis Mills gives back with retreat for wounded veterans

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TV5's David Custer traveled to Maine to talk with Travis Mills about the retreat he's founded for wounded veterans and their families. 

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Murder of Jessica Phelps remains mystery after two decades

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Angie Spade is lost in a nightmare reliving a day 20 years ago when 4-year-old Jessica Phelps disappeared.

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I-Team report: Day on the job as a sheriff's deputy

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Every day the men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line to protect and serve our community. It’s an important job that not everyone can do. That’s why we wanted to take a look behind the badge and give you an up-close view of what it’s like to be a Saginaw County Deputy. 

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I-Team report: Juvenile injustice?

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"These are first degree murder cases. These are the worst of the worst," Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said.

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I-Team Report: MSP Patrols 5 years later

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The state police helicopter patrols the skies over Flint and Saginaw five nights a week. It’s part of the Secure Cities Initiative. 

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I-Team report: Early warnings

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Severe weather in Michigan can happen any day at any time. "One lady was killed in her bedroom.

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I-Team Report: Water Worries

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In the State of Michigan, a water bottle can represent several different things.

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I-Team Report: Trust betrayed by gymnastics coach accused of sexual assault

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Shocking allegations of sexual assault, abuse and a cover up. The I-Team uncovers disturbing new details in the case against a beloved doctor for many Michigan athletes and even us Olympians. 

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I-Team: Animal abuse epidemic

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Michigan has an epidemic of animal abuse on its hands. Horrifying headlines of beloved pets being abused, tortured and killed appear virtually every week.

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I-Team: Airline pet safety

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"Absolutely heartbreaking. It still doesn't make sense. I still cry every day for him and I feel like he was taken from me," said Kathleen Considine, pet owner.

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I-Team: Nursing home fire safety

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It's a difficult decision faced by many adult children of aging parents - whether or not they should put them in a nursing home.

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I-Team Report: Spring forecast

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With an unusually warm winter the I-Team wanted to see how the forecast looks for spring.

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I-Team investigates dangerous intersection

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A brutal crash at a Mid-Michigan intersection cost a little girl her life earlier this month.

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I-Team: Veteran suffering from PTSD kills wife, self

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An Army veteran killed his wife and then himself. His family said his case is yet another example of the military dropping the ball on PTSD cases resulting in thousands of suicides a year.

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I-Team: Inside look at state rep. salaries

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When talking about etiquette a rule of thumb is to never discuss how much money someone makes. However, when it comes to government employees who are paid with your tax dollars you often wonder how much they make.

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I-Team: Why so many selfies?

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"I post a lot of selfies and now they have so many filters. It just makes it more exciting," said Natalie Henderson, Central Michigan University student.

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I-Team: Cardiac arrest striking down student athletes

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One thousand kids die every year when they are suddenly and mysteriously struck down, often while playing competitive sports.

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I-Team: Cardiac alert

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The I-Team finds out the hidden heart risks we all can face and how easy it is to learn CPR and become AED certified.

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Police work to build positive relationships with community

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With unrest across the country regarding police involved shootings, local police are trying to build positive relationships with their community.

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Law and Order: A Matter of Trust

What can be done to repair the rift between police and the community? 

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Meeting on common ground, teens and cops discuss distrust

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A local teenager lays it on the line: if we're going to trust the people who protect us, they have to trust us too.

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TV5 among award recipients from Crime Prevention Association of Michigan

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In a three part series, Law and Order: a matter of trust, TV5 wanted to help bridge the gap between citizens and police in light of the growing tension and the many officer involved shootings across the country. More>>

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Residents try out police encounter simulation

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Police said it’s difficult to put into words how intense an encounter with a suspect can be, so they invited some residents to get an inside look using a state-of-the-art virtual simulation. More>>

Police discuss do's and don'ts of law enforcement interaction

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"When we approach somebody on the street, take your hands out of your pocket. We'll ask your name, if you have an ID and we'll ask to see your ID," Saginaw police Det. Rob Adams said. More>>

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