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Record year for vehicle recalls, some slow to make repairs Video included

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2014 is turning into a record year for vehicle recalls. General Motors alone recalled more than 14 million vehicles by July - more cars than it sold in the past five years.
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Doggie deception: Vague laws have some defrauding the system Video included

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You see service dogs everywhere. Federal laws allow them entry to help those with physical and emotional disabilities, but some of those dogs could be imposters. More>>

Firefighters with cancer don't get workers' compensation, other benefits in GA Video included

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Firefighters in Georgia who contract cancer from their jobs rarely, if ever, receive workers' compensation benefits because of strict laws that make it nearly impossible for them to qualify. More>>

Douglasville family's dog could cost them their home Video included

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A Douglasville apartment complex may be violating federal law if it ends a woman's lease because of her dog.

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U.S. consumer bureau sues Cobb Co. 'lawsuit mill,' seeks compensation

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its partners for operating what it called a "debt collection lawsuit mill."
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Do you know what your dog is thinking? New research may help

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Many of us with dogs as pets often wonder, do they really understand what we say and feel? Research in Atlanta is looking to prove dogs may be more like humans and even smarter than we think. More>>

C-Section rates high at most Atlanta hospitals Video included

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It's a trend that's catching many first-time moms by surprise: Many women expecting a natural birth wind up on the operating table with C-sections, often times unnecessarily. More>>

Federal bureau advises consumers file complaints if wronged by 'lawsuit mill'

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The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau recommends Georgians who believe they were wronged by troubled law firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, file a complaint with the federal agency. 
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CBS46 Investigation: Departments don't have policies to protect firefighters from cancer

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A CBS46 investigation found fire departments across metro Atlanta don't have policies in place to limit firefighters' exposure to dangerous chemicals potentially increasing their risk of developing cancer. More>>

Judge: Cobb law firm was wrong in collecting wages from former debtor

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A federal lawsuit that alleges controversial law firm Frederick J. Hanna & Associates violated federal debt collection laws by garnishing wages to which it wasn't entitled, will likely continue. More>>

CBS46 investigates invisible danger striking firefighters Video included

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Firefighting is clearly a dangerous job but a new study confirms a hidden danger is putting our brave firefighters at a greater risk of developing cancer.
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CBS46 investigates safety of flea and tick drops Video included

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A CBS46 viewer claims an over-the-counter flea and tick product killed her cat. Find out what the experts have to say about the safety of these products. More>>

GA State Bar investigating controversial debt-collecting attorney Video included

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The State Bar of Georgia is investigating a controversial debt-collecting attorney in Cobb County for possible violations of the Bar's professional rules of conduct. CBS46 News obtained a letter from the More>>

Cobb law firm accused of charging former debtors for court error

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A federal class action lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses a controversial law firm in Cobb County of breaking debt collection laws by dipping into a man's paycheck to cover a debt he didn't owe. More>>

'Casanova Scammer' sentenced to prison for duping women he met online

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Brian Wedgeworth, 39, of Birmingham, AL pleaded guilty to charges he scammed a woman he met online. More>>

Taxpayers: County is wasting $22m on 'needless' road widening Video included

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The debate over whether a two-lane road in Forsyth County should be widened continues as a CBS46 investigation finds there isn't enough traffic on the road to justify the $22 million project.
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Revenue commissioner: We do 'adequate job' running unclaimed property program Video included

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Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie claimed the Department of Revenue is doing a fair job in operating the unclaimed property division despite a CBS46 investigation which found the department does little to raise awareness of the unclaimed funds among Georgians. More>>

Top I-85 HOT lane violator owes $17k, has Peach Pass

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The biggest offender of the I-85 HOT Lanes has racked up 570 violations and owes $17,032 in tolls and fines, according to State Road and Tollway records obtained by CBS46 News.
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Police: International Nigerian crime ring operates from Atlanta suburbs

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More than hundred members of an international crime ring operate out of the Atlanta suburbs, according to police in Gwinnett County. More>>

Georgia charities owed unclaimed property

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About 224,000 Georgians are owed unclaimed property from the state of Georgia, and several nonprofit agencies are on the list that could really use the money. More>>

Woman tells of cosmetic nightmare Video included

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A Cobb County woman says she was horribly disfigured just days before her wedding after undergoing liposuction at a Kennesaw med spa. More>>

Fraud casting call dashes aspiring models' dreams

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For many aspiring models, the dream is to be on America's Next Top Model. So when organizers of a spin-off called Atlanta's Next Top Model said that they worked for CBS Atlanta, contestants were excited. More>>

Con artist targets bridal store Video included

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A CBS46 undercover investigation catches a business man making a suspicious deal with a local bridal shop, prompting police to make an arrest. More>>

Students can save money by avoiding schools that advertise heavily Video included

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For-profit colleges, many of which advertise heavily for students, are coming under increased scrutiny for alleged predator student lending.
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CBS46 counterfeit smoke detector investigation yields results Video included

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An exclusive CBS46 News investigation forced the nationwide recall of more than 18,000 fake smoke detectors. More>>

Convicted felon asks judge to step down from her eviction case Video included

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Phyllis Peterson, 47, of Canton, asked Cherokee County Superior Court Judge David Cannon to recuse himself from the civil case in which he is being asked to evict Peterson.
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College student victim of tax identity fraud Video included

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A lot of us wait until the last minute to file our taxes. Some people are getting an unwelcome surprise when they file online. Someone has already filed for them. It's not April Fools, it's a real problem More>>

Career criminal accused of living in home rent-free for 5 years Video included

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A convicted felon has lived rent-free for nearly five years in a half-million dollar home, according to court records and neighbors in the upscale Cherokee County community.
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Alleged squatter arrested, her young children evicted from home

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An alleged squatter has been arrested for allegedly forging a lease that she used to orchestrate a scheme to live in a home for nearly five months.  More>>

Alleged squatter exposed by CBS Atlanta investigation faces new charge

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DeKalb County Police filed a charge of identity fraud against a woman already accused of forging a lease to live in a big home for free. 
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