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Jim Hoffer
Jim Hoffer joined Channel 7's Eyewitness News Investigative Team in June 1998. Since then his work has led to changes in the law, the imprisonment of corrupt individuals, and sweeping changes in security on both the state and federal levels.

Throughout his broadcast career, Jim has been awarded the Emmy numerous times. He was honored with the national Edward R. Murrow Award for his series of investigative reports on the huge utility company, Con Ed. And Jim is the recipient of Columbia University's prestigious DuPont Award for exposing lax security at the nation's naval bases.

Jim's undercover investigations led New York lawmakers to close the state's gun show loophole. His reports into aviation mishaps led to Congressional hearings on stricter English testing for foreign airline pilots. And the Connecticut Legislature changed their state law governing mental competency to stand trial following a series of reports which led to the re-arrest and imprisonment of a convicted murderer.

Jim graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is married with two children.

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Private ambulance companies have tremendous responsibilities, tasked with protecting the sick and safely transporting them to medical care facilities. But there are few legal requirements when it comes to qualifications of their drivers.
Just weeks after Eyewitness News exposed loose bolts and rotted rail ties on CSX tracks; the state reveals it's found dozens of track defects and some of them critical.
Rarely do findings so early in an investigation reveal so much about what caused an accident, but four days after Delta Flight 1086 went off the runway and almost into the bay, we are now finding out why.
The damaged aircraft is now tucked away in a hangar where NTSB investigators will examine every inch.