Now an exclusive investigation, could your child's teacher or bus driver have a criminal past? To protect your kids, a new law requires schools to find out exactly who they're hiring. But Investigative Reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan has discovered the law is being ignored statewide. The result -- hundreds of schools don't know if they have "Criminals in the Classroom".
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- Posted on 11/19/03
Taking the blame all because of your name, innocent people threatened with losing their license. Tonight 7News investigates this "Mistaken Motorist Mess".
Your drivers’ license can be one of the most important keys to your identity. But what if you lost yours due to the actions of another. In a 7News exclusive investigation, Hank Phillippi Ryan found a national system designed to weed out bad drivers is sometimes nabbing the wrong people and resulting in "Law and Disorder".Posted on 11/12/03
They paid the price after being pulled over, so why are many facing fines for a second time? Tonight Hank investigates what's behind a controversial new system that has left thousands of drivers in "Ticket Trouble".
You get a traffic ticket, you send in a check, you think that's the end of it. But an exclusive 7News investigation found thousands of local drivers getting bills demanding payment for tickets from years ago! 7Investigative Reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan reveals that the controversial bills are the result of "Law and Disorder".Posted on 11/11/03
Innocent until proven guilty, that's the way the law is supposed to work. But when it comes to car sales in Massachusetts, you could end up you paying the price for someone else's crimes. An exclusive investigation by 7's Hank Philippi Ryan reveals a glitch in the system that is causing "Law and Disorder".Posted on 11/10/03
Why are some smokers paying so much more for cigarettes than others and who is getting away with buying the cheap smokes? Hank Phillippi Ryan's exclusive investigation reveals it's a widespread tax evasion scheme that officials have to admit often works leaving millions in tax dollars going "Up in Smoke."Posted on 10/27/03
If you think you've warned your child about the dangers of smoking, you may think the message has gotten through. But what are your kids doing when they think no one is looking? What our hidden cameras caught on tape may be quite a surprise to parents. Hank Philiippi Ryan investigates how your child could be a “Smoker in Training”.Posted on 09/22/03
Our nation's power problems have now taken a front seat to stories about the war on terror. But like the war on terror, the question remains can these disasters be predicted. 7's Hank Phillipi Ryan has been investigating the conditions of our power lines.Posted on 08/15/03
1993 was the year Sunbeam took over as the new owner of Channel 7News. It was also the beginning of a decade's worth of investigative stories that made their mark on New England. Hank Phillippi Ryan's in-depth enterprise reporting uncovered dozens of public safety, health and consumer problems and is credited with reforming and changing several state laws. Here's a look back at just some of Hank's many stories that made a difference in your life.Posted on 06/09/03
A hidden hazard right under your roof. Insulation that may get you sick. Tonight, the government warns of a "Danger in the Attic". 7News first told you about the health risk posed by a certain type of insulation. The EPA is now confirming our investigative report. Hank Phillipi Ryan broke the story.Posted on 05/22/03
A massive public safety problem that could put your life in danger -- all uncovered by an exclusive 7News investigation. Fire escapes can be your lifeline in an emergency, but across the state we found many in disastrous condition and your hometown officials may be ignoring it! Investigative Reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan reveals if there's a fire, you may be left with "No Way Out".Posted on 05/21/03
The pictures and the allegations of the Erickson case are disturbing. Many want to know how could this happen? Our hidden camera investigation found the answer as Hank Phillippi Ryan investigates "Breeders Gone Bad".Posted on 05/12/03
Coping with a contagious disease, treating victims of a terrorist attack -- are Massachusetts hospitals "Ready or Not"? It could be SARS, anthrax or bioterrorism -- doctors and nurses have their hands full with the unknown these days. So are they properly prepared? Hank Phillippi Ryan investigates.Posted on 04/28/03
In case of attack, who's in charge of targeting terror at schools? And how will parents know what to do? Investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan has the critical answers.Posted on 03/31/03
Taking a look at who's targeting terror in your hometown, our investigative reporter, Hank Philippi Ryan, first revealed gaps in local safety systems five years ago. Now she discovers that not much has changed.Posted on 03/27/03
Homeland security, now there is a possible gap in the fight against terrorism. Could terrorists be using student visas to get into this country? The answer may be yes. Investigative reporter Hank Phillipi Ryan reveals an immigration tracking system.Posted on 03/26/03
Now a story you'll see only on 7 -- a hidden hazard that could be right under your roof! In homes all over New England a certain kind of insulation may be a serious health risk to you and your family. So why haven't you been warned about it? Hank Phillippi Ryan investigates.Posted on 02/27/03
Fire officials in Warwick have an amazing clue in their investigation -- every aspect of such a performance, in fact every aspect of a clubs operation is highly regulated. The question now is who broke the rules? Investigative reporter Hank Phillipi Ryan is back from Warwick now with more.Posted on 02/21/03
Tonight, a want ad warning. When you answer an ad for a new pet, you may think you're heading to someone’s home to purchase an extra pup or kitten. But our hidden camera investigation found a pattern of deception and shocking conditions behind some of those ads. Tonight, Hank investigates the "Pet Profiteers".Posted on 02/10/03
The "Columbia Disaster" has brought NASA's budget problems to light. Some experts have wondered if the International Space Station took funding away from the shuttle program. Team 7 coverage continues with investigative reporter Hank Philipe Ryan and a look at NASA's troubles.Posted on 02/03/03
Pirated right out of the theater. Movies sold from a shop in Downtown Crossing. Police swoop in to stop it and 7News has the exclusive details in an undercover investigation. It's a multi-million dollar rip-off hitting the entertainment industry and consumers. Investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan has the story you'll see only on 7.Posted on 01/09/03