News10 Watchdogs

When law enforcement agents go undercover at high schools

3:52 PM, Oct 31, 2013

When her time at Lindhurst High School in Olivehurst came to an end in 2001, this student didn't receive a diploma.

Agent: 'I was an undercover operative inside of a high school'

3:52 PM, Oct 31, 2013

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) said it has conducted a handful of undercover operations targeting drug dealers at northern California high schools in the last decade. 

EDD emails highlight problems with new system

5:29 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Emails, obtained by News10, show how managers and employees had different views about the new operating program called the California Unemployment Benefit Services system, or CUBS.

Who has access to your medical records? More people than you think

10:30 PM, May 22, 2013

The days of doctor/patient privacy are dwindling as more agencies and companies wield technology to peer into your medical records.

911 system strained with abusive calls

11:06 PM, May 21, 2013

SACRAMENTO - 911 tapes obtained by News10 show massive abuse of the emergency system; the abuse can cost taxpayers and lives.

California's First Lady comfortable with role, not title

11:12 PM, May 17, 2013

Our exclusive interview with Anne Gust Brown reveals a woman deeply involved with every aspect of her husband's gubernatorial administration.

Target drones cost money, but help save lives, military says

10:31 PM, May 16, 2013

SACRAMENTO - One of the most popular drones in the U.S. military is being built down the street. The Air Force buys the drones for $570,000 a piece and then shoots them down. But fighter pilots believe the drones save lives and money.

Fair Oaks investor: 'Take my houses, please!'

10:45 PM, May 7, 2013

SACRAMENTO - A local real estate investor will sign over the deeds to a pair of residential properties to anyone willing to take them.

ASMR: The sound that massages your brain

8:37 PM, May 6, 2013

In some, ASMR causes a tingling sensation that starts in the scalp and travels down the body. Others claim it lowers blood pressure, eases anxiety and can even induce sleep. So what is ASMR? 

San Joaquin sheriff accused of political transfers

10:48 PM, May 2, 2013

STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore denies charge he transfers people who don't support his next campaign.

Can you spot a gang symbol?

9:53 AM, May 2, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Your child may be hanging around the wrong crowd, and you may not even know it. As a parent, would you know what to look out for if your child was affiliated with a gang?

Do cellphones slow emergency response?

9:53 AM, May 2, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Does using a cellphone to call 911 in an emergency situation result in delayed response times?

Woman wages 3-year battle to save death-row dog

10:55 PM, Apr 25, 2013

CITRUS HEIGHTS - Nearly every day for the past three years, Sandi York has made a 30-mile round trip from her home in Citrus Heights to visit her dog on death row at the Sacramento County animal shelter.

Sacramento man shot after answering door with knife

11:28 PM, Mar 27, 2013

SACRAMENTO - A knock on one man's apartment door ultimately led to him being shot twice by deputies and now, a federal lawsuit.

Pentagon: Beware of military romance scams

12:15 AM, Mar 8, 2013

DENVER - Every year thousands of women are swindled by fraudsters pretending to be U.S. service members stationed overseas. Military investigators say the victims are often women, 30 to 55 years old, who are wooed online through social media or dating websites.

Stockton felon allowed home for the holidays

11:38 PM, Feb 27, 2013

STOCKTON - A wanted man shot by Stockton police two weeks ago during an attempted carjacking probably should never have been out on the streets in the first place because of his lengthy criminal past.

Calif. prisoners scam millions in tax returns from IRS

12:58 PM, Feb 27, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Prisoners typically earn chump change by working in maintenance, the kitchen or laundry. But it turns out the big money comes from the outside, from Uncle Sam.

Raising brows: More men 'manscaping'

10:34 AM, Feb 26, 2013

First impressions can make all the difference. Some say that's why eyebrows matter, and perhaps why more men are "manscaping" their brows.

Student masterminds video sting to catch suspected thief

7:53 AM, Feb 26, 2013

LINDEN - The Linden High School sophomore who videotaped a teacher apparently stealing money from student backpacks said she knew she had to do something.

 

Is it ADHD or anxiety? How adults are diagnosed

10:42 PM, Feb 24, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS - We live in an overstimulated society -- from multi-tasking to staying constantly connected through our smart phones. All of it can lead to an inability to concentrate on just one thing at a time.

Millions may be subject to suspicion less searches along border

12:36 AM, Feb 23, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Millions of Americans could have their electronic devices searched by the federal government without a warrant because of an exception to the 4th Amendment.

Moms turn to pills to help produce more breast milk

11:14 PM, Feb 21, 2013

SACRAMENTO - In a growing trend, some moms are turning to drugs to increase their breast milk production.

Electric terrorism threatens to black out nation

10:01 PM, Feb 18, 2013

Some national security experts believe Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) terrorism could plunge the country into chaos by shutting down the power supply for months.

Stalkers turn to cheap cell phone spyware to track victims

12:00 AM, Feb 15, 2013

The availability of cheap cell phone spyware is making it easier for stalkers to track their victims. And they can do it for as little as $50.

Sacramento cracks down on disabled parking placard abusers

12:48 AM, Feb 8, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Have you ever driven down the street and had a tough time finding a parking spot? A group of drivers has found a way to cheat the system, but the City of Sacramento is stepping in.

Police dog handlers under fire

10:22 PM, Feb 4, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Some suspects say the handlers of police dogs have gone way too far and they're suing.

How to avoid the ticket, get the warning

2:30 PM, Feb 1, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Nobody likes getting pulled over by an officer, but there actually are things drivers can do to increase their chances of getting that coveted verbal warning instead of ticket.

How to make your Internet connection more secure

1:25 PM, Dec 20, 2012

CITRUS HEIGHTS - Just checking and reformatting two things on your wireless routers will protect you from being hacked.

Number of veterans who die waiting for benefits claims skyrockets

12:29 AM, Dec 20, 2012

The VA's inability to pay benefits to veterans before they die is increasingly common, according to data obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Are you getting the Internet speed you pay for?

11:24 PM, Dec 18, 2012

ORANGEVALE - A conservative estimate says about 80 percent of homes in the United States have computers and more than 90 percent of them have Internet access.

Calif. threatens to shut down Sonoma disability center amid patient abuse

3:33 PM, Dec 13, 2012

The Sonoma Developmental Center for the severely disabled lost its primary license to operate today after repeatedly exposing patients to abuse and shoddy medical care.

VIDEO: 24 Dangerous teen fads

11:58 PM, Dec 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO - There's no arguing that growing up in the 21st century is much, much different than it was not that long ago.

Customized greenhouse may be answer to medical marijuana grow bans

10:38 PM, Dec 10, 2012

YUBA CITY - Local governments find themselves trying to meet the needs of medical marijuana patients and prevent new problems. Now a Yuba City man says he has the solution.

VIDEO: 10 tips to travel cheap

12:08 AM, Dec 7, 2012

ELK GROVE - We're about two weeks away from the second busiest travel season of the year.

Did you know the FDA allows filth in your food?

7:58 PM, Dec 4, 2012

JACKSONVILLE (WJXX) - The food you buy is expected to be unadulterated. Nancy Harrison said when she opened her can of beans, that was not her experience.