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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Parents Who Don’t Pay

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Prosecutors and deputies spend a lot of money, time and resources - not on solving and preventing violent crimes - but on collecting child support. In fact, hundreds of millions of dollars in child support is owed to single parents just in northeast Indiana alone - money that law enforcement officials say you ultimately front some of the bill for. 

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Indefensible

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Imagine you’re accused of a crime, but without the money to hire a lawyer to keep you out of jail, or protect your rights. In that case, you’re likely to wind up with a public defender. But in the state of Indiana, the very officials in charge of making sure the system is in check say public defense is underfunded, public defenders are overworked and there is little to any oversight. 

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Lead prosecutor in Huntington doctor sexual battery case "disappointed" with sentence

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For the first time since the criminal investigation into a prominent Huntington doctor began last year, we hear from the lead prosecutor. 

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Bad Medicine

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Two weeks ago today, former Huntington doctor John Mathew pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual battery. A judge sentenced him to two years probation, plus he has to register as sex offender for the next 10 years. He won't spend any time in prison. Now a Fort Wayne woman says Mathew also assaulted her, and her employer, Southern Care Hospice, looked the other way.

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: The Price of Power

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On Tuesday the only local public hearing is set to take place regarding a $274 million plan to upgrade an Indiana Michigan Power coal-burning plant. Last year, that plant landed on a list of the 100 worst polluters in the country. ABC21 Digs Deeper into what's at stake.

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Digging Deeper: Professor Claims Indiana Michigan Power Plant in Rockport is causing health problems

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Indiana Michigan Power spokesman Brian Bergsma says despite concerns from some folks in southern Indiana who allege emissions from the Rockport plant are making them sick, Bergsma claims the plant is doing nothing wrong.  

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Child Services official who closed 2011 investigation into Amber Pasztor now in charge of Northeast Indiana

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The Indiana Department of Child Services recently announced a new name in charge of Northeast Indiana.  James Pippin brings 10 years of DCS experience to his new title. He now oversees the largest Child Services district in the state. But an ABC21 Digging Deeper investigation has one family upset about what he didn't do some six years ago. 

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: System Under Stress

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The crime shook our community: Two Fort Wayne children, both under age 8 suffocated to death. Prosecutors say they died at the hands of their own mother. A heart wrenching tragedy for sure, but could it have been prevented? 

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Courting Cash

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Should attorneys general take campaign cash from companies they're tasked with taking to court? ABC21 is Digging Deeper in an exclusive interview with former Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

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ABC21 Investigation: Child Translators

Fort Wayne Police are up against a language barrier. Officers are responding to a growing number of calls where victims - and suspects - don’t speak English.  When it happens,  they’re supposed to use a professional translation service, but police reports obtained but ABC 21 show officers sometimes rely on children to do the translating instead, putting them in the middle of a tense investigation. 

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