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Too Much Child Support?

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Anthony Brown has four kids. Not unusual. But try this. Four kids from three different mothers. More>>

Straight man banned for not being gay?

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Fortunately in many ways, times have changed. In the past, gays were discriminated against by straight people. Now one South Florida man says he is being banned from a gay club because he is straight. Is that legal to do? It's why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser

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Background Check

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To make ends meet she rents a room to men who have been cleared by the FBI and Homeland Security to work at a nuclear power plant, but that's not good enough for her mobile home park who wants her to pay for them to do the check. Can they make you do what she calls silly? Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser has the answer. More>>

Paying to Not Have Smart Meter Video included

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Do you have a smart meter on the side of your house? Many people love them, but others are afraid of them and don't want them, and now FPL is telling customers, if you don't let us install the new smart meters, we are going to charge you more each month on your power bill. Can they do that? It's why people across South Florida are calling Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. More>>

Getting Out of a Contract Video included

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You sign a contract and within a few hours, you realize, 'I don't need that, or I am getting ripped off.' Can you cancel the contract? It's why we keep Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser around. More>>

Misled By Salesman Video included

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When you buy something, you often have to sign some paperwork. Whether you are customer buying a car or a business owner getting a piece of merchandise. And what's in that sometimes lengthy contract can be troubling, which is why one woman called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. More>>

Tax Return Questions Video included

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It's income tax time, and even if you are getting money back, it can be a pain in the neck. Of course, to do your taxes you need the proper forms. One woman wondered if she even needed one of those forms to do her taxes, so she called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser for the taxing answer. More>>

Fired for Reporting to Duty Video included

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He joined the Army Reserves to help defend our country, and when he told a boss he had to go to a training mission, he was fired. Can you fire a soldier for reporting to duty? It's why one South Florida man called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. More>>

Need License to Spray Lawn Video included

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If you own a house with a lawn, you may hire someone to take care of it. Mow, maybe spray for bugs or a fungus. But, did you know they may have to be licensed, and if not, they could go to jail. And here is tonight's Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. More>>

Abandoned Houses

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Most people hope to have a home sweet home but what if your were living next to dump and dump. One South Florida woman has abandoned homes on either side of her and what's being done about it? Apparently nothing, it's why she called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. More>>

Family Heirlooms Destroyed Video included

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You have something you think is valuable. Fortunately, it's insured. Unfortunately, it breaks, and the insurance company won't pay what you say it will cost to replace. What do you do? It's a tough battle, which is why one South Florida woman called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. More>>

Rats Invading Home Video included

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She found a house for rent that was perfect for her family. Then a few weeks later one rat showed up, and another and another, so what do you do if you rent a place that has rats or roaches? One thing: call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser. More>>

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  • College Fees

    College Fees

    Thursday, March 6 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-03-06 15:02:22 GMT
    She goes to FIU, but she attends the classes online. That's why one student was shocked to learn she was paying fees for services she doesn't use. So she turned to Help Me Howard and Patrick Fraser for help.
    She goes to FIU, but she attends the classes online. That's why one student was shocked to learn she was paying fees for services she doesn't use. So she turned to Help Me Howard and Patrick Fraser for help.
  • Hurt at School

    Hurt at School

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 11:37 PM EST2014-03-05 04:37:02 GMT
    11th-grader Rochelle Hartley11th-grader Rochelle Hartley
    Your child is at school and gets hurt, an injury that makes it difficult for them to go to class, an injury that runs up thousands of dollars in medical bills. And who has to pay those bills? The kid who hurt your child, or the school? It's why one South Florida mother called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Your child is at school and gets hurt, an injury that makes it difficult for them to go to class, an injury that runs up thousands of dollars in medical bills. And who has to pay those bills? The kid who hurt your child, or the school? It's why one South Florida mother called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • 911 is Expensive

    911 is Expensive

    Thursday, February 27 2014 12:46 AM EST2014-02-27 05:46:45 GMT
    One of the great things about America if you have an emergency and dial 911 within minutes fire rescue will be there to rush you to the emergency. But did you know you have to pay for that ride? And it can be expensive. It's why one woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    One of the great things about America if you have an emergency and dial 911 within minutes fire rescue will be there to rush you to the emergency. But did you know you have to pay for that ride? And it can be expensive. It's why one woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • New House, Old Problems

    New House, Old Problems

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-02-27 03:42:01 GMT
    The Reedys' new Coral Springs homeThe Reedys' new Coral Springs home
    For a young couple, their first home can be a dream come true. One South Florida couple made sure they did all their research before they signed on the dotted line, then they moved in and were stunned by what happened next. Which is why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.WSVN -- When Amber and Tyler were looking for a dream home, they wanted three things.Something for Tyler.Amber Reedy: "My husband wanted the pool."Something for Amber.Amber Reedy: "I wanted to kitchen and the big ...
    For a young couple, their first home can be a dream come true. One South Florida couple made sure they did all their research before they signed on the dotted line, then they moved in and were stunned by what happened next. Which is why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.WSVN -- When Amber and Tyler were looking for a dream home, they wanted three things.Something for Tyler.Amber Reedy: "My husband wanted the pool."Something for Amber.Amber Reedy: "I wanted to kitchen and the big ...
  • Auto Broker Trouble

    Auto Broker Trouble

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:07 PM EST2014-02-20 04:07:10 GMT
    Buying a used car can be an adventure rather than go from one dealer to another. Some people pay an auto broker to find the car they want, but what happens if the broker doesn't deliver that car? It turned into a nightmare for one South Florida woman which is why she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Buying a used car can be an adventure rather than go from one dealer to another. Some people pay an auto broker to find the car they want, but what happens if the broker doesn't deliver that car? It turned into a nightmare for one South Florida woman which is why she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Plus Sized Prejudice

    Plus Sized Prejudice

    Monday, February 17 2014 10:58 PM EST2014-02-18 03:58:25 GMT
    She wanted to go dancing with her friends but she couldn't because she weighed too much. Can you mistreat someone because of their weight or size? It's why one South Florida woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    She wanted to go dancing with her friends but she couldn't because she weighed too much. Can you mistreat someone because of their weight or size? It's why one South Florida woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Not Online

    Not Online

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-02-13 03:42:28 GMT
    Now if you have a computer in your home you will probably listen to this guy and say, you don't know what you are missing. And in one respect, he will agree with you. He is missing a lot by not having a computer because many companies offer deals online, and he wants to know, is that discriminating against people who don't have computers? This is why we bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.WSVN -- In a world where it seems everyone is tweeting what they had for breakfast, or announcing...
    Now if you have a computer in your home you will probably listen to this guy and say, you don't know what you are missing. And in one respect, he will agree with you. He is missing a lot by not having a computer because many companies offer deals online, and he wants to know, is that discriminating against people who don't have computers? This is why we bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.WSVN -- In a world where it seems everyone is tweeting what they had for breakfast, or announcing...
  • Plane Trouble

    Plane Trouble

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 12:14 AM EST2014-02-11 05:14:03 GMT
    A small plane at Opa-locka AirportA small plane at Opa-locka Airport
    We have heard of a lot of things being abandoned: a bike, a car, a truck, a plane. What? A plane? Yep, one South Florida man walked away from his airplane, and the people stuck with it found out it's not easy to remove a plane, which is why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    We have heard of a lot of things being abandoned: a bike, a car, a truck, a plane. What? A plane? Yep, one South Florida man walked away from his airplane, and the people stuck with it found out it's not easy to remove a plane, which is why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • A Beer in Public

    A Beer in Public

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 2:02 PM EST2014-02-04 19:02:53 GMT
    A bench across from the American Airlines ArenaA bench across from the American Airlines Arena
    You get to an event a little early. You decide to sit outside and sip a beer. The next thing you know, you are facing criminal charges. Legal or illegal? Well, it's why one man called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    You get to an event a little early. You decide to sit outside and sip a beer. The next thing you know, you are facing criminal charges. Legal or illegal? Well, it's why one man called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Water Bill

    Water Bill

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-01-30 03:42:01 GMT
    Now here is one for you. You get a water bill not from last month or last year, from 13 years ago when you didn't even live in the building. So do you have to pay a bill from a prior owner? It's why one man called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Now here is one for you. You get a water bill not from last month or last year, from 13 years ago when you didn't even live in the building. So do you have to pay a bill from a prior owner? It's why one man called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.

  • House Ruining House

    House Ruining House

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 1:02 AM EST2014-01-28 06:02:14 GMT
    Townhouse renter Stephanie SwitzerTownhouse renter Stephanie Switzer
    If you live in South Florida, you may have had a house in foreclosure in your neighborhood. Maybe it was run down, but imagine if you shared a wall with that foreclosure; its roof was leaking, water was pouring into your home, and no one would do anything. It's why one South Florida family called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    If you live in South Florida, you may have had a house in foreclosure in your neighborhood. Maybe it was run down, but imagine if you shared a wall with that foreclosure; its roof was leaking, water was pouring into your home, and no one would do anything. It's why one South Florida family called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Guest Won't Leave

    Guest Won't Leave

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:10 PM EST2014-01-23 04:10:46 GMT
    A friend, a relatives asks to stay at your house for a couple of days and you say yes. Then when you tell them it's time for them to go, you find out you can't just make them leave. What is going on? It's why one South Florida grandmother called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A friend, a relatives asks to stay at your house for a couple of days and you say yes. Then when you tell them it's time for them to go, you find out you can't just make them leave. What is going on? It's why one South Florida grandmother called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • No Quinceañera

    No Quinceañera

    Monday, January 20 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-01-21 04:15:20 GMT
    Bryanna Defas' quinceañera photoBryanna Defas' quinceañera photo
    A quinceañera: a big event when a Hispanic girl turns 15, for the teenager and her family. Some South Florida families were devastated this month when a banquet hall that hosts many of the parties suddenly shut down, leaving the girls despondent. So what can they do? Call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A quinceañera: a big event when a Hispanic girl turns 15, for the teenager and her family. Some South Florida families were devastated this month when a banquet hall that hosts many of the parties suddenly shut down, leaving the girls despondent. So what can they do? Call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Tanning Salon Intruder

    Tanning Salon Intruder

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 10:45 PM EST2014-01-16 03:45:46 GMT
    She went to a tanning salon to get a little tan, when she was laying naked on the tanning bed, a man came into the room, lifted the cover and was staring at her. It's why she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    She went to a tanning salon to get a little tan, when she was laying naked on the tanning bed, a man came into the room, lifted the cover and was staring at her. It's why she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Barking Brings Camera

    Barking Brings Camera

    Monday, January 13 2014 11:26 PM EST2014-01-14 04:26:00 GMT
    A South Florida resident installed this security camera pointed at the front of his neighbor's home.A South Florida resident installed this security camera pointed at the front of his neighbor's home.
    A South Florida man says he's lost his sense of security and his privacy, and it all started when he took action about his neighbor's barking dogs. It's tonight's Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A South Florida man says he's lost his sense of security and his privacy, and it all started when he took action about his neighbor's barking dogs. It's tonight's Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Property Tax Bill Mistake

    Property Tax Bill Mistake

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 11:14 PM EST2014-01-09 04:14:55 GMT
    Sorting through your property tax bill and understanding it can be difficult for most of us, and if there is a mistake, it can be costly. One South Florida family had a terrible mistake and it was the counties fault, so who has to pay the price? It's why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Sorting through your property tax bill and understanding it can be difficult for most of us, and if there is a mistake, it can be costly. One South Florida family had a terrible mistake and it was the counties fault, so who has to pay the price? It's why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • HMH Top 7

    HMH Top 7

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-01-07 15:49:19 GMT
    2013 wasn't a problem-free year. Dozens of viewers turned to Help Me Howard. Here is a look back at the Top 7 issues people had to deal with.
    2013 wasn't a problem-free year. Dozens of viewers turned to Help Me Howard. Here is a look back at the Top 7 issues people had to deal with.

  • No Tattoo Shop

    No Tattoo Shop

    Monday, January 6 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-01-07 03:41:17 GMT
    He wanted to open a business. A nice, clean tattoo shop, but he was told by the owner of the shopping plaza 'We don't allow tattoo shops in here.' Can a business be blocked from moving in? It's why one businessman called Help Me Howard.
    He wanted to open a business. A nice, clean tattoo shop, but he was told by the owner of the shopping plaza 'We don't allow tattoo shops in here.' Can a business be blocked from moving in? It's why one businessman called Help Me Howard.
  • 2013

    2013

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 3:32 PM EST2013-12-31 20:32:58 GMT
    Another busy year for Howard and Patrick, meeting viewers and helping solve problems. Here is a Look back at the things they were able to do in 2013.
    Another busy year for Howard and Patrick, meeting viewers and helping solve problems. Here is a Look back at the things they were able to do in 2013.
  • Hero Fired

    Hero Fired

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 12:53 AM EST2013-12-24 05:53:23 GMT
    Jimmie SingletonJimmie Singleton
    He tried to help a woman who was being verbally assaulted. He got beat up, and when he recovered, he got fired for missing work. Sounds too bad to be true, but it's not. And his question -- can you be fired after trying to help someone? -- is why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He tried to help a woman who was being verbally assaulted. He got beat up, and when he recovered, he got fired for missing work. Sounds too bad to be true, but it's not. And his question -- can you be fired after trying to help someone? -- is why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • A HIPAA Violation?

    A HIPAA Violation?

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 11:36 PM EST2013-12-19 04:36:20 GMT
    If you are perfectly healthy, you are lucky. If you have a medical condition, you probably don't want everyone to know. So is it legal for someone to release it so a group of people can know it? It's why one woman called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    If you are perfectly healthy, you are lucky. If you have a medical condition, you probably don't want everyone to know. So is it legal for someone to release it so a group of people can know it? It's why one woman called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • No Hot Water

    No Hot Water

    Monday, December 16 2013 11:58 PM EST2013-12-17 04:58:28 GMT
    How often have you thought, I cant wait to get home to a nice hot shower, or soak in a warm bath? Now how would you feel if it was only a cold shower, a cold bath, because your landlord wasn't supplying
    How often have you thought, I cant wait to get home to a nice hot shower, or soak in a warm bath? Now how would you feel if it was only a cold shower, a cold bath, because your landlord wasn't supplying the hot water you paid for in your rent? That's what 18 South Florida families were living with, so they called the people who can help: Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Tow Truck Damaged Car

    Tow Truck Damaged Car

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-12-12 04:16:01 GMT
    How is this for a morning. Your tires and rims are stolen from your car, you tell the association not to tow your car, but they do, and then the towing company damages your car. Yeah, that's a bad day. So to try to find out what can be done, the unlucky car owner called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    How is this for a morning. Your tires and rims are stolen from your car, you tell the association not to tow your car, but they do, and then the towing company damages your car. Yeah, that's a bad day. So to try to find out what can be done, the unlucky car owner called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Realtors Rental Commission

    Realtors Rental Commission

    Monday, December 9 2013 11:30 PM EST2013-12-10 04:30:43 GMT
    When some people look for a rental place, they use a realtor who then gets paid a commission. But one South Florida family paid the realtor, didn't move into the apartment and now the realtor is keeping
    When some people look for a rental place, they use a realtor who then gets paid a commission. But one South Florida family paid the realtor, didn't move into the apartment and now the realtor is keeping the commission. Can they do that? It's why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Collecting A Judgment

    Collecting A Judgment

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:23 PM EST2013-12-05 04:23:11 GMT
    Does someone owe you money and refuses to pay? It's pretty common and there is a simple way to get them to pay up. Get a court ordered judgment in small claims court, but what if they still refuse to pay? Here is a simple solution, call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Does someone owe you money and refuses to pay? It's pretty common and there is a simple way to get them to pay up. Get a court ordered judgment in small claims court, but what if they still refuse to pay? Here is a simple solution, call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Car vs. Gate

    Car vs. Gate

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-11-28 04:16:56 GMT
    Michael Butterworth says his Infiniti sedan sustained damage after a security gate at a North Miami Beach condominium slammed shut on his car.Michael Butterworth says his Infiniti sedan sustained damage after a security gate at a North Miami Beach condominium slammed shut on his car.
    It's probably happened a hundred times. You come to a gate, it opens, and you drive through. But what happens if halfway through the gate slams shut on your car? Who is at fault? At one South Florida complex, the answer is clear, and the residents don't like it, which is why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    It's probably happened a hundred times. You come to a gate, it opens, and you drive through. But what happens if halfway through the gate slams shut on your car? Who is at fault? At one South Florida complex, the answer is clear, and the residents don't like it, which is why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Flight to nowhere

    Flight to nowhere

    Monday, November 25 2013 11:07 PM EST2013-11-26 04:07:47 GMT
    Imagine this, you get ready to board an airplane, they tell you that all your paperwork is in order, and when you land in another country you are told, you cant enter, go back. So the question, Whose fault is it? Yours or the airlines? It's a question one woman has after her family vacation to Colombia, got ruined. Here is Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Imagine this, you get ready to board an airplane, they tell you that all your paperwork is in order, and when you land in another country you are told, you cant enter, go back. So the question, Whose fault is it? Yours or the airlines? It's a question one woman has after her family vacation to Colombia, got ruined. Here is Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Sex Offender

    Sex Offender

    Monday, November 18 2013 11:01 PM EST2013-11-19 04:01:05 GMT
    A South Florida woman lives next door to a sex offender and wants to move. Does she have to tell a potential buyer about her neighbor? The answer in tonight's Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A South Florida woman lives next door to a sex offender and wants to move. Does she have to tell a potential buyer about her neighbor? The answer in tonight's Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Lost Cellphone

    Lost Cellphone

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 11:26 PM EST2013-11-14 04:26:54 GMT
    You lose your cellphone, it's stolen, time to panic but wait, you have an app that will let you track it down. You do and then find out you are out of luck because the police won't go to the place where it is. Do they have to help you recover the lost or stolen iPhone? It's why one man called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    You lose your cellphone, it's stolen, time to panic but wait, you have an app that will let you track it down. You do and then find out you are out of luck because the police won't go to the place where it is. Do they have to help you recover the lost or stolen iPhone? It's why one man called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • No Parking Meter Refund

    No Parking Meter Refund

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 12:08 AM EST2013-11-12 05:08:02 GMT
    Max Nahon (pictured) was told he couldn't get a refund after a Surfside parking meter failed to print a receipt.Max Nahon (pictured) was told he couldn't get a refund after a Surfside parking meter failed to print a receipt.
    It's a simple rule of thumb: You pay for something, you get something. But what happens if you put money in a parking meter and it doesn't work? One South Florida man was told, 'You can't get your money back.' He didn't think that was right, so he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    It's a simple rule of thumb: You pay for something, you get something. But what happens if you put money in a parking meter and it doesn't work? One South Florida man was told, 'You can't get your money back.' He didn't think that was right, so he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Wheelchair Ramp

    Wheelchair Ramp

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:10 PM EST2013-11-07 04:10:41 GMT
    Imagine being a prisoner in your own home. Stuck in a wheelchair, unable to go outside because you don't have a wheelchair ramp. Even worse, you cant get one. Why it's one roadblock after another and it's why one woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Imagine being a prisoner in your own home. Stuck in a wheelchair, unable to go outside because you don't have a wheelchair ramp. Even worse, you cant get one. Why it's one roadblock after another and it's why one woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Pro Basketball Player Not Paid

    Pro Basketball Player Not Paid

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:18 AM EST2013-11-06 16:18:10 GMT
    A professional basketball player in South Florida not being paid by their team. No, it's not the team that first comes to mind. It's a women's team that isn't collecting checks. What can they do? It's why they called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A professional basketball player in South Florida not being paid by their team. No, it's not the team that first comes to mind. It's a women's team that isn't collecting checks. What can they do? It's why they called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Rapper and Waterfall Designer

    Rapper and Waterfall Designer

    Monday, October 21 2013 11:22 PM EDT2013-10-22 03:22:06 GMT
    Designer Mark Phelan worked on two waterfalls for rapper Flo Rida's studio.Designer Mark Phelan worked on two waterfalls for rapper Flo Rida's studio.
    He built waterfalls for a very famous South Florida rapper, but he didn't get paid for them because a contractor couldn't do his job. Does the waterfall designer have to wait till everyone else is paid before he gets paid by the rapper? It's why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He built waterfalls for a very famous South Florida rapper, but he didn't get paid for them because a contractor couldn't do his job. Does the waterfall designer have to wait till everyone else is paid before he gets paid by the rapper? It's why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • City Chooses Garbage Company

    City Chooses Garbage Company

    Monday, October 14 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-10-15 03:58:16 GMT
    A West Park official told a business owner she would have to change the waste management company she's used for years.A West Park official told a business owner she would have to change the waste management company she's used for years.
    If you run a business, you have to pay someone to pick up your garbage. But what if the city said you can't hire the company you want to hire? That you have to hire one of the companies we tell you to hire, even if they charge a lot more than the company you want to hire. Is that legal? It's why one woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser, to get the answer.
    If you run a business, you have to pay someone to pick up your garbage. But what if the city said you can't hire the company you want to hire? That you have to hire one of the companies we tell you to hire, even if they charge a lot more than the company you want to hire. Is that legal? It's why one woman called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser, to get the answer.
  • Better Business Bureau

    Better Business Bureau

    Thursday, October 10 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-10-10 04:04:59 GMT
    The Better Business Bureau charges businesses an additional fee for members who want to mention their BBB membership on their company's website.The Better Business Bureau charges businesses an additional fee for members who want to mention their BBB membership on their company's website.
    He has a business he is proud of and paid to be a member of the Better Business Bureau, but he got a e-mail saying, if he wanted to post on his website that he was a member, he had to pay more money. He didn't like the way that sounded and called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He has a business he is proud of and paid to be a member of the Better Business Bureau, but he got a e-mail saying, if he wanted to post on his website that he was a member, he had to pay more money. He didn't like the way that sounded and called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Sent Nude Pictures

    Sent Nude Pictures

    Monday, October 7 2013 11:13 PM EDT2013-10-08 03:13:35 GMT
    The nude pictures Brittney Glass sent to her boyfriend at the time wound up all over the Internet.The nude pictures Brittney Glass sent to her boyfriend at the time wound up all over the Internet.
    They dated, she loved him, and when he asked her to send nude pictures of herself to him, she trusted him and did. Tonight those pictures are all over the Internet, and she is devastated. Is it a crime? Is there anything she can do? It's why she called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    They dated, she loved him, and when he asked her to send nude pictures of herself to him, she trusted him and did. Tonight those pictures are all over the Internet, and she is devastated. Is it a crime? Is there anything she can do? It's why she called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Condo AC Line

    Condo AC Line

    Thursday, October 3 2013 3:52 PM EDT2013-10-03 19:52:23 GMT
    If you live in a condo you have probably heard the rule of thumb before: If it's behind the walls, it's the associations responsibility. On your side, it's your problem. That's what most people think, but one association is refusing to pay for a problem. So lets bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser to see if they can say no.
    If you live in a condo you have probably heard the rule of thumb before: If it's behind the walls, it's the associations responsibility. On your side, it's your problem. That's what most people think, but one association is refusing to pay for a problem. So lets bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser to see if they can say no.
  • Florida Prepaid

    Florida Prepaid

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 2:54 PM EDT2013-10-01 18:54:08 GMT
    The Florida Prepaid fund is a wonderful program that helps young people go to college. It's enormously successful but its not perfect. In fact, one family says the money put aside to put their kids through college disappeared and they cant get it back. What's going on? Lets bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser for the story.
    The Florida Prepaid fund is a wonderful program that helps young people go to college. It's enormously successful but its not perfect. In fact, one family says the money put aside to put their kids through college disappeared and they cant get it back. What's going on? Lets bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser for the story.
  • Wednesday Follow-Up

    Wednesday Follow-Up

    She couldn't get the headstone for her mothers grave that she paid for. She couldn't get the deposit back for a surgery that didn't happen. And they tried to save a tree. What happened in those stories and more after the Help me Howard aired? Lets bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser to find out.
    She couldn't get the headstone for her mothers grave that she paid for. She couldn't get the deposit back for a surgery that didn't happen. And they tried to save a tree. What happened in those stories and more after the Help me Howard aired? Lets bring in Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser to find out.
  • Monday Follow-Up

    Monday Follow-Up

    Two people met; one found out the other needed a kidney transplant to live a normal life. In another story, peacocks were ruining her home. Some of the many stories that don't end when the story is over. So what happened next is the subject of tonight's Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser
    Two people met; one found out the other needed a kidney transplant to live a normal life. In another story, peacocks were ruining her home. Some of the many stories that don't end when the story is over. So what happened next is the subject of tonight's Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser
  • Fake Cologne

    Fake Cologne

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-09-19 02:57:48 GMT
    Wyman Gresham claims this bottle of the cologne Sean John Unforgivable that he purchased at The Beauty Exchange is fake.Wyman Gresham claims this bottle of the cologne Sean John Unforgivable that he purchased at The Beauty Exchange is fake.
    He thought he was buying a very nice, very famous men's cologne. When he got home and opened the box, he knew it was a fake, but when he tried to get his money back, the store said, "No refunds," so he did what you should do: call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He thought he was buying a very nice, very famous men's cologne. When he got home and opened the box, he knew it was a fake, but when he tried to get his money back, the store said, "No refunds," so he did what you should do: call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Not in the Lease

    Not in the Lease

    Monday, September 9 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-09-10 03:41:02 GMT
    Gustavo Caracas is disputing a $50 fee for use of the washer and dryer in his Davie apartment  that he claims was missing from the lease he signed.Gustavo Caracas is disputing a $50 fee for use of the washer and dryer in his Davie apartment that he claims was missing from the lease he signed.
    We have all heard the line, "a deal is a deal ... till it's not," but is that true? One South Florida man signed a lease, and now his landlord wants to change it after he moved in. Can they do that? It's why we have Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    We have all heard the line, "a deal is a deal ... till it's not," but is that true? One South Florida man signed a lease, and now his landlord wants to change it after he moved in. Can they do that? It's why we have Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Found Dog

    Found Dog

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 10:43 PM EDT2013-09-05 02:43:58 GMT
    Omar and TequilaOmar and Tequila
    A man finds a stray dog, takes it home and takes care of it, spending money on shots and other vet bills. A month later, a woman comes forward and says the dog is hers. So who gets to keep it? It's why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A man finds a stray dog, takes it home and takes care of it, spending money on shots and other vet bills. A month later, a woman comes forward and says the dog is hers. So who gets to keep it? It's why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Headstone

    Headstone

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 10:13 PM EDT2013-08-29 02:13:01 GMT
    Nothing, absolutely nothing is worse than burying a relative. It's a rough time, you are heartbroken. And then for one South Florida woman another blow. The company that she paid to put a headstone on her mothers grave went out of business. She thought she was out of luck and that's when she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Nothing, absolutely nothing is worse than burying a relative. It's a rough time, you are heartbroken. And then for one South Florida woman another blow. The company that she paid to put a headstone on her mothers grave went out of business. She thought she was out of luck and that's when she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Championship Ring

    Championship Ring

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-08-27 19:37:21 GMT
    Two ninth grade basketball players were promised a ring if they won a championship, but once they won, their league did not make good on that promise.Two ninth grade basketball players were promised a ring if they won a championship, but once they won, their league did not make good on that promise.
    The basketball players were promised a ring if they won a championship. The kids held up their end of the bargain, but the adults didn't deliver for two players. The only problem: There was nothing in writing. Can they still get their rings? It's why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    The basketball players were promised a ring if they won a championship. The kids held up their end of the bargain, but the adults didn't deliver for two players. The only problem: There was nothing in writing. Can they still get their rings? It's why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Bonded and Insured

    Bonded and Insured

    You hire someone to work in your home a painter, a roofer, a maid because they are bonded and insured, and then something disappears. They have to pay right? Not always, which is why one South Florida couple called Help me...
    You hire someone to work in your home a painter, a roofer, a maid because they are bonded and insured, and then something disappears. They have to pay right? Not always, which is why one South Florida couple called Help me...
  • No Painkillers

    No Painkillers

    Imagine constantly being in pain. Many people suffer that way, and their only comfort comes from pain medication. But now, a move to stop drug dealers and addicts from getting pain pills is hurting the people the medicine...
    Imagine constantly being in pain. Many people suffer that way, and their only comfort comes from pain medication. But now, a move to stop drug dealers and addicts from getting pain pills is hurting the people the medicine...
  • No Pay

    No Pay

    He's a college student who took a job tutoring kids in need. But when it came to getting paid, he hasn't seen a dime. So, he decided to call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He's a college student who took a job tutoring kids in need. But when it came to getting paid, he hasn't seen a dime. So, he decided to call Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Phone Ringing

    Phone Ringing

    A table holding scissors and a business cell phone at Off the Top Barber Shop in Pompano Beach.A table holding scissors and a business cell phone at Off the Top Barber Shop in Pompano Beach.
    Imagine if your phone started ringing with people from all over the world screaming at you for calling them in the middle of the night over and over ... except you didn't call them, but your phone number showed up on their ID What is going on? One South Florida couple couldn't figure it out, so they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Imagine if your phone started ringing with people from all over the world screaming at you for calling them in the middle of the night over and over ... except you didn't call them, but your phone number showed up on their ID What is going on? One South Florida couple couldn't figure it out, so they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream .... or something like that. But one South Florida ice cream store owner is screaming after he says a city is forcing him to pay for a delivery license and he doesn't...
    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream .... or something like that. But one South Florida ice cream store owner is screaming after he says a city is forcing him to pay for a delivery license and he doesn't...
  • No Water Bill

    No Water Bill

    OK, here is one thing you don't hear people say, 'I can't get a bill. I want a bill.' Well that is exactly what one South Florida woman is saying after months of waiting for a water bill. Now she is worried the city will...
    OK, here is one thing you don't hear people say, 'I can't get a bill. I want a bill.' Well that is exactly what one South Florida woman is saying after months of waiting for a water bill. Now she is worried the city will...
  • Pill Rip-off

    Pill Rip-off

    She bought something online that she was told was free. Bought it from a company she thought was endorsed by a TV star, but sadly she was misled not once, twice. Now can you get your money back from an online company...
    She bought something online that she was told was free. Bought it from a company she thought was endorsed by a TV star, but sadly she was misled not once, twice. Now can you get your money back from an online company...
  • Alarm Contract

    Alarm Contract

    A house alarm is a wonderful thing to have, but some people will tell be careful when you try to cancel because many of those contract renew automatically. And some people have no idea. Is it legal to automatically renew a...
    A house alarm is a wonderful thing to have, but some people will tell be careful when you try to cancel because many of those contract renew automatically. And some people have no idea. Is it legal to automatically renew a...
  • Elevator Noise

    Elevator Noise

    A good nights rest is not a luxury its a necessity. So what would you do if the minute you laid down to rest, your bedroom wall started vibrating and nothing is being done about it? Do you have to put up with that? One...
    A good nights rest is not a luxury its a necessity. So what would you do if the minute you laid down to rest, your bedroom wall started vibrating and nothing is being done about it? Do you have to put up with that? One...
  • Western Union

    Western Union

    Many people pay bills online, others write checks, and some people use money orders. But when that money order gets lost, what can you do? Are you out of luck? It's why one woman called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Many people pay bills online, others write checks, and some people use money orders. But when that money order gets lost, what can you do? Are you out of luck? It's why one woman called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Thirsty

    Thirsty

    Thursday, August 22 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-08-22 15:17:58 GMT
    A nice cold glass of water we take it for granted and when we walk into a restaurant we expect water. But can a restaurant say, we don't give tap water away, you have to buy water? One South Florida man wanted an answer and so he called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser to get it.
    A nice cold glass of water we take it for granted and when we walk into a restaurant we expect water. But can a restaurant say, we don't give tap water away, you have to buy water? One South Florida man wanted an answer and so he called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser to get it.
  • Not My Mortgage on My Property

    Not My Mortgage on My Property

    Sandra DavenportSandra Davenport
    The only thing worse than having a mortgage on your home is having your neighbors mortgage on your home as well. A mistake yes, and it might be happening to you as well, which is why we have Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser
    The only thing worse than having a mortgage on your home is having your neighbors mortgage on your home as well. A mistake yes, and it might be happening to you as well, which is why we have Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser
  • Therapy Dog vs Condo

    Therapy Dog vs Condo

    Some people with a disability medication or constant doctors visits and some people find relief with a therapy dog. That's what was helping one South Florida woman till her condo association said the dog had to go. And that's when Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser stepped in.
    Some people with a disability medication or constant doctors visits and some people find relief with a therapy dog. That's what was helping one South Florida woman till her condo association said the dog had to go. And that's when Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser stepped in.
  • Security Bars

    Security Bars

    Dania Beach resident Ed Williams is fighting with that city's Code Enforcement to keep the security bars he installed on his windows after his home was robbed.Dania Beach resident Ed Williams is fighting with that city's Code Enforcement to keep the security bars he installed on his windows after his home was robbed.
    He was told the security bars he put on his home were not allowed. He said, show me in the code where it says that. The city said, it's not in that code, but you still have to take the bars down. Why? Well, it's why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He was told the security bars he put on his home were not allowed. He said, show me in the code where it says that. The city said, it's not in that code, but you still have to take the bars down. Why? Well, it's why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Cut Tree

    Cut Tree

    Sometimes you forget just how important trees are to us, giving us oxygen and shade. And so, when one neighborhood sees a 40-year-old tree planted when they were children about to be destroyed, they try to save it by...
    Sometimes you forget just how important trees are to us, giving us oxygen and shade. And so, when one neighborhood sees a 40-year-old tree planted when they were children about to be destroyed, they try to save it by...
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  • Palm Tree

    Palm Tree

    Being told by a condo or homeowner association you have to do something is about as common as an afternoon thunderstorm. But did you know the associations only have a certain amount of time to get you? Or do they?...
    Being told by a condo or homeowner association you have to do something is about as common as an afternoon thunderstorm. But did you know the associations only have a certain amount of time to get you? Or do they? Here is...
  • Rent Deposit

    Rent Deposit

    Before you rent an apartment, some landlords require you to put down a deposit while they consider whether or not to let you move in. If they dont, you are told you will get your money back. But one South Florida...
    Before you rent an apartment, some landlords require you to put down a deposit while they consider whether or not to let you move in. If they dont, you are told you will get your money back. But one South Florida woman...
  • FPL Smartmeter

    FPL Smartmeter

    Nearly two million Floridians have new smartmeters installed by Florida Power and Light. They are supposed to be much better than the old meters, but now we have two recent customers who suspect the meters caught...
    Nearly two million Floridians have new smartmeters installed by Florida Power and Light. They are supposed to be much better than the old meters, but now we have two recent customers who suspect the meters caught on fire...
  • Grillz

    Grillz

    A restaurant waiter learning one man's trash is another man's treasure. This after he threw away a customer's gold teeth. Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser takes a bite out of this one.
    A restaurant waiter learning one man's trash is another man's treasure. This after he threw away a customer's gold teeth. Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser takes a bite out of this one.
  • Calling Do Not Call List

    Calling Do Not Call List

    Do you enjoy having telemarketers trying to sell you swamp land in the desert, time-share in Tuscaloosa and insurance for nothing? I didn't think so, which is why many people are on the do not call lists, but guess...
    Do you enjoy having telemarketers trying to sell you swamp land in the desert, time-share in Tuscaloosa and insurance for nothing? I didn't think so, which is why many people are on the do not call lists, but guess what,...
  • Impact Glass Busted

    Impact Glass Busted

    Hurricane resistant windows and doors are being installed all over South Florida. Many customers want the added protection against storms and then there is another benefit, that the glass can deter thieves, but...
    Hurricane resistant windows and doors are being installed all over South Florida. Many customers want the added protection against storms and then there is another benefit, that the glass can deter thieves, but does that...
  • Funeral Ticketed

    Funeral Ticketed

    Red light cameras: Say those words and some people start to steam. But now, a stunning story of a funeral procession that was ticketed, and even worse, it seems clear that no one even watched the tapes before the...
    Red light cameras: Say those words and some people start to steam. But now, a stunning story of a funeral procession that was ticketed, and even worse, it seems clear that no one even watched the tapes before the...
  • Stolen Food Stamps

    Stolen Food Stamps

    Some people call them food stamps, some call it an EBT card but no matter when children are involved, the government assistance to buy food is important. But what happens if your card is stolen and you dont have...
    Some people call them food stamps, some call it an EBT card but no matter when children are involved, the government assistance to buy food is important. But what happens if your card is stolen and you dont have the money...
  • Consignment

    Consignment

    Have you ever taken something to a consignment store? It's a great way for the seller to make some money and great for the buyer to get a nice used item at a lower price. But what happens if the items you take in...
    Have you ever taken something to a consignment store? It's a great way for the seller to make some money and great for the buyer to get a nice used item at a lower price. But what happens if the items you take in cant be...
  • Robbed and Fired

    Robbed and Fired

    Getting a job is not easy. Keeping a job can be hired and getting robbed on the job can really be stressful. Especially if your boss comes in after the robbery and tells you you are fired. Legally can a boss do...
    Getting a job is not easy. Keeping a job can be hired and getting robbed on the job can really be stressful. Especially if your boss comes in after the robbery and tells you you are fired. Legally can a boss do that? It's...
  • No Handicapped Parking

    No Handicapped Parking

    Some condo associations do things that are amazing, like one that needed more guest parking spaces, so they took away the handicapped parking space. No problem they thought, until the people who needed that space...
    Some condo associations do things that are amazing, like one that needed more guest parking spaces, so they took away the handicapped parking space. No problem they thought, until the people who needed that space called...
  • Termites

    Termites

    Getting termites once is a pain. Twice is absurd, but how about getting termite infestations three times in six months. Is it possible or did someone make a mistake? The answer can be costly, which is why one...
    Getting termites once is a pain. Twice is absurd, but how about getting termite infestations three times in six months. Is it possible or did someone make a mistake? The answer can be costly, which is why one family called...
  • Movie Star Bella

    Movie Star Bella

    She was a movie star famous for her beauty and her talent. Today you can buy, rent even watch her movies on-line and for all that she gets, nothing. Legal or illegal its why she called Help me Howard with Patrick...
    She was a movie star famous for her beauty and her talent. Today you can buy, rent even watch her movies on-line and for all that she gets, nothing. Legal or illegal its why she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Tennis Star

    Tennis Star

    Imagine training your young life to become a tennis star. You make it to Wimbeldon, into the world rankings and then your financial backer has to withdraw. Now a terrible problem for a young star who needs...
    Imagine training your young life to become a tennis star. You make it to Wimbeldon, into the world rankings and then your financial backer has to withdraw. Now a terrible problem for a young star who needs financial...
  • Pool & Complaints

    Pool & Complaints

    If you got your job right 99.999 percent of the time, you would probably be happy, but not one South Florida pool builder who says two customers complained about him 10 years ago, but the State won't tell him who...
    If you got your job right 99.999 percent of the time, you would probably be happy, but not one South Florida pool builder who says two customers complained about him 10 years ago, but the State won't tell him who the...
  • Printer & Politician

    Printer & Politician

    Sometimes it cost policiticans a lot of money to get elected. Raising money to pay for campaign materials and ads, but one South Florida businessman has filed a complaint with the state accusing one candidate of...
    Sometimes it cost policiticans a lot of money to get elected. Raising money to pay for campaign materials and ads, but one South Florida businessman has filed a complaint with the state accusing one candidate of closing...
  • Turn In Lease

    Turn In Lease

    Have you ever leased a car? A great deal for a lot of people. The only headache may come when you turn it in. and have to pay for the dents and dings you put in the car. But what if you are told to pay and there...
    Have you ever leased a car? A great deal for a lot of people. The only headache may come when you turn it in. and have to pay for the dents and dings you put in the car. But what if you are told to pay and there was no...
  • Express Lane

    Express Lane

    The Express Lane on I-95 is certainly a success. Traffic moves faster, the fees charged to use the Express Lane have made the state over $24 million, but one complaint sometimes the tolls soar $4 $5 even $7 and the...
    The Express Lane on I-95 is certainly a success. Traffic moves faster, the fees charged to use the Express Lane have made the state over $24 million, but one complaint sometimes the tolls soar $4 $5 even $7 and the traffic...
  • Get My Paycheck

    Get My Paycheck

    Many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. It's not easy, and if your boss doesn't deliver a check, it can be extremely difficult. One South Florida man hasn't gotten a check for seven weeks. Legally, can your boss...
    Many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. It's not easy, and if your boss doesn't deliver a check, it can be extremely difficult. One South Florida man hasn't gotten a check for seven weeks. Legally, can your boss do that?...
  • Barking Dog

    Barking Dog

    Does your neighbor have a dog? Great. How about a barking dog? Not so great. But, what can you do if your neighbor's dog always barks and your neighbor never does anything to stop it? You have some rights, so lets...
    Does your neighbor have a dog? Great. How about a barking dog? Not so great. But, what can you do if your neighbor's dog always barks and your neighbor never does anything to stop it? You have some rights, so lets bring in...
  • Glee

    Glee

    Have you ever had an idea for a show? One South Florida girl did and she actually gave it to Glee her favorite show, and then they used it. Can they do that? Great question, which she got answered by Help me Howard...
    Have you ever had an idea for a show? One South Florida girl did and she actually gave it to Glee her favorite show, and then they used it. Can they do that? Great question, which she got answered by Help me Howard with...
  • Parking Garage Problem

    Parking Garage Problem

    If you have ever done it, you won't forget the feeling. The bottom of you car scraping the ground sickening and even worse, when you see the damage it caused. So, who is responsible? It depends, so one man called...
    If you have ever done it, you won't forget the feeling. The bottom of you car scraping the ground sickening and even worse, when you see the damage it caused. So, who is responsible? It depends, so one man called Help Me...
  • $2,200 Phone

    $2,200 Phone

    Are you paying for something you dont need or dont use? Maybe a phone line or a service you forgot you had. Now what if you found out something had been paid for 27 years something you dont even have anymore. You...
    Are you paying for something you dont need or dont use? Maybe a phone line or a service you forgot you had. Now what if you found out something had been paid for 27 years something you dont even have anymore. You would be...
  • Crazy Neighbor

    Crazy Neighbor

    Your neighbor drives you crazy. Sound familiar? A lot of people have that problem, but few can do anything about it. But there is a way to bring peace to your life. Here's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Your neighbor drives you crazy. Sound familiar? A lot of people have that problem, but few can do anything about it. But there is a way to bring peace to your life. Here's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • No Free Art

    No Free Art

    There is an old saying, nothing is free in life. But one man tried to give away free posters in Hollywood to people walking by and the City of Hollywood told him, you want to give something away you have to pay us....
    There is an old saying, nothing is free in life. But one man tried to give away free posters in Hollywood to people walking by and the City of Hollywood told him, you want to give something away you have to pay us. Can a...
  • Wrong Repo

    Wrong Repo

    You have a car that is paid for, and then, it's repossessed. Of course it's a mistake, but then the repo company damages your car and doesn't pay for the repairs. Are you better off going after the repo company or...
    You have a car that is paid for, and then, it's repossessed. Of course it's a mistake, but then the repo company damages your car and doesn't pay for the repairs. Are you better off going after the repo company or calling...
  • Cats & Dogs

    Cats & Dogs

    What would you do if someone told you, 'You have to get rid of your cat or dog, and if you don't, we are going to fine you $10 a day.' Sounds absurd, but it's going on in South Florida, where one condo board is...
    What would you do if someone told you, 'You have to get rid of your cat or dog, and if you don't, we are going to fine you $10 a day.' Sounds absurd, but it's going on in South Florida, where one condo board is battling...
  • Walk to School

    Walk to School

    Walking two miles in the hot Florida sun is no fun for any of us. Incredibly dangerous for a 5-year-old, but that's what children are being forced to do in South Florida, which brings up the question: Is it legal?...
    Walking two miles in the hot Florida sun is no fun for any of us. Incredibly dangerous for a 5-year-old, but that's what children are being forced to do in South Florida, which brings up the question: Is it legal? It's why...
  • Ticketed Twice

    Ticketed Twice

    Odds are you have had a traffic ticket. Odds are you paid it, but what are the odds you could prove it four years later. Probably not very good, but that is what is happening to some South Floridians who are...
    Odds are you have had a traffic ticket. Odds are you paid it, but what are the odds you could prove it four years later. Probably not very good, but that is what is happening to some South Floridians who are hearing from...
  • Car Financing

    Car Financing

    When you sign the paperwork and drive off with a new car, it's yours, right? Not always. In fact, there is a clause in the contract that many people find out about when the dealer calls and says, "We have a...
    When you sign the paperwork and drive off with a new car, it's yours, right? Not always. In fact, there is a clause in the contract that many people find out about when the dealer calls and says, "We have a problem." What...
  • FCAT Score

    FCAT Score

    FCAT: A four-letter word to some students and an outrage to some parents who want to know what their children score on the test. But the State of Florida is telling them, "No, we won't tell you what your child...
    FCAT: A four-letter word to some students and an outrage to some parents who want to know what their children score on the test. But the State of Florida is telling them, "No, we won't tell you what your child scored." Can...
  • High Water Bill

    High Water Bill

    Your power bill, your water bill, your cellphone bill, when you get them you know what to expect, but what if one was 10 times the normal amount. After the shock wears off, what can you do? One woman's solution was...
    Your power bill, your water bill, your cellphone bill, when you get them you know what to expect, but what if one was 10 times the normal amount. After the shock wears off, what can you do? One woman's solution was to call...
  • No Spanish, No Job

    No Spanish, No Job

    Most Americans consider the U.S. an English-speaking country, so can a South Florida company refuse to hire you if you don't speak Spanish? Do yo know the answer? One woman is trying to find a job and needed to...
    Most Americans consider the U.S. an English-speaking country, so can a South Florida company refuse to hire you if you don't speak Spanish? Do yo know the answer? One woman is trying to find a job and needed to know the...
  • Food Poisoning

    Food Poisoning

    Nothing like a great meal in a wonderful restaurant. Of course that is, unless you get food poisoning which can be a physical and financial nightmare. So who is responsible and how do you prove it? It's why one...
    Nothing like a great meal in a wonderful restaurant. Of course that is, unless you get food poisoning which can be a physical and financial nightmare. So who is responsible and how do you prove it? It's why one couple...
  • Lottery and Child Support

    Lottery and Child Support

    She was so excited. Her ex-husband, who owed back child support, was turning in $5,000 to the state to give to his kids, and the State of Florida took that $5,000, and instead of giving it to the kids, kept it for...
    She was so excited. Her ex-husband, who owed back child support, was turning in $5,000 to the state to give to his kids, and the State of Florida took that $5,000, and instead of giving it to the kids, kept it for the...
  • $201,000 cell phone bill

    $201,000 cell phone bill

    Your cell phone bill can sometimes surprise you. From 100 to 150 maybe two hundred a month. But how about a bill for $201,000? That's right- $201,000 for one month. Now the question. Does the phone company have to...
    Your cell phone bill can sometimes surprise you. From 100 to 150 maybe two hundred a month. But how about a bill for $201,000? That's right- $201,000 for one month. Now the question. Does the phone company have to let your...
  • Jacqueline Banke Trumbore

    Jacqueline Banke Trumbore

    Her name is unusual, very distinctive. So when a woman with the same first and last name got arrested in a big case, a lot of people assumed the honest woman was the accused woman, and it has devastated her. A...
    Her name is unusual, very distinctive. So when a woman with the same first and last name got arrested in a big case, a lot of people assumed the honest woman was the accused woman, and it has devastated her. A little...
  • White Fly Nest

    White Fly Nest

    Have you noticed your driveway turning black and slick. Plants starting to die. You may have been hit by a foreign invader which can truly cause a mess. But if the tree is dying can you cut it down? Or if someone...
    Have you noticed your driveway turning black and slick. Plants starting to die. You may have been hit by a foreign invader which can truly cause a mess. But if the tree is dying can you cut it down? Or if someone gets...
  • Where's My Crypt?

    Where's My Crypt?

    Those people we all call 'they' say, you need to buy a grave site when you get older. Many people do. Then, one South Florida man went to check on his crypt and found out that he didn't own it anymore. Can he get...
    Those people we all call 'they' say, you need to buy a grave site when you get older. Many people do. Then, one South Florida man went to check on his crypt and found out that he didn't own it anymore. Can he get it back...
  • School grounds fair play?

    School grounds fair play?

    Public schools and their facilities are paid for by taxpayers. But does that mean taxpayers can use their facilities? Tonight one man's taking his so -called "court" battle to ''Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    Public schools and their facilities are paid for by taxpayers. But does that mean taxpayers can use their facilities? Tonight one man's taking his so -called "court" battle to ''Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Mold

    Mold

    Are you coughing a lot? Not feeling well in the morning? You might not have a cold, your home might have a mold problem, which can hurt your health but if you are a renter, is it enough for you to get out of a...
    Are you coughing a lot? Not feeling well in the morning? You might not have a cold, your home might have a mold problem, which can hurt your health but if you are a renter, is it enough for you to get out of a lease. Its...
  • Took my Number

    Took my Number

    Your phone number belongs to you or does it belong to the phone company? And they can take it anytime they want? Good questions, and when one woman's phone number was given to someone else, its why she called Help...
    Your phone number belongs to you or does it belong to the phone company? And they can take it anytime they want? Good questions, and when one woman's phone number was given to someone else, its why she called Help me...
  • Home Violations

    Home Violations

    A South Florida woman bought a home, then hired a company to make sure there were no violations. But after sealing the deal the nightmare began. Till she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A South Florida woman bought a home, then hired a company to make sure there were no violations. But after sealing the deal the nightmare began. Till she called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Rats

    Rats

    Imagine sitting in a chair, watching the news- you hear a sound you look over to the left and a rat is running across your floor. I don't care who you are, it will give you the creeps. So imagine living in a home...
    Imagine sitting in a chair, watching the news- you hear a sound you look over to the left and a rat is running across your floor. I don't care who you are, it will give you the creeps. So imagine living in a home like that...
  • Facebook

    Facebook

    A South Florida artist learned someone hacked into his Facebook page. And making matters worse, he's now been blocked from using it or changing it. So he clicked on Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A South Florida artist learned someone hacked into his Facebook page. And making matters worse, he's now been blocked from using it or changing it. So he clicked on Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Insurance

    Insurance

    If you get in a crash and it's not your fault, the other driver's insurance company pays for repairs. But you probably don't know about another payment you could be eligible for. Here's tonight's Help me Howard...
    If you get in a crash and it's not your fault, the other driver's insurance company pays for repairs. But you probably don't know about another payment you could be eligible for. Here's tonight's Help me Howard with...
  • Landlord vs. Tenant

    Landlord vs. Tenant

    Can a renter live in a place for months, up to six months, and never pay a dime? That's what some renters say they can get away with, which is why one landlord called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser to stop it.
    Can a renter live in a place for months, up to six months, and never pay a dime? That's what some renters say they can get away with, which is why one landlord called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser to stop it.
  • Condo Check Fraud

    Condo Check Fraud

    A South Florida woman learning crooks copied her condo association's checking account number, wiping them out. When she went to the bank to get the cash back, they didn't help. So she called Help me Howard with...
    A South Florida woman learning crooks copied her condo association's checking account number, wiping them out. When she went to the bank to get the cash back, they didn't help. So she called Help me Howard with Patrick...
  • Shipping to Cuba

    Shipping to Cuba

    If you have relatives in Cuba you may have tried to send them packages. So what happens if they get lost, delayed or stolen? Who is responsible? You, the shipper or someone in Cuba? It's a question one man had for...
    If you have relatives in Cuba you may have tried to send them packages. So what happens if they get lost, delayed or stolen? Who is responsible? You, the shipper or someone in Cuba? It's a question one man had for Help me...
  • 139% Interest Loan

    139% Interest Loan

    What is the most interest you would be willing to pay on a loan? 10%-15%? How about 139% interest? No way you say, that has to be illegal. But it's what some Floridians are paying and are wondering what they can...
    What is the most interest you would be willing to pay on a loan? 10%-15%? How about 139% interest? No way you say, that has to be illegal. But it's what some Floridians are paying and are wondering what they can do. So...
  • Don't Decorate

    Don't Decorate

    It's that time of they year. Time to put up the Christmas tree, hang the lights, and ... oh wait. What do you mean, your landlord says you can't decorate? That's what one South Florida family was told, and it's why...
    It's that time of they year. Time to put up the Christmas tree, hang the lights, and ... oh wait. What do you mean, your landlord says you can't decorate? That's what one South Florida family was told, and it's why they...
  • Cable Change

    Cable Change

    In most areas, if you don't like your cable provider you can get a dish. But one landlord is bringing in a new company that not only costs more, but also is the only option. It's tonight's Help me Howard with...
    In most areas, if you don't like your cable provider you can get a dish. But one landlord is bringing in a new company that not only costs more, but also is the only option. It's tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Bike vs Van

    Bike vs Van

    If you ride a bike on the road do you have any rights? For example, if a driver tries to force you off the road, but doesn't hit your bike or hurt you, is it a crime? One woman thought it was then it happened to...
    If you ride a bike on the road do you have any rights? For example, if a driver tries to force you off the road, but doesn't hit your bike or hurt you, is it a crime? One woman thought it was then it happened to her and...
  • English Test

    English Test

    He loves to work, he has a license, and then he was told, 'If you don't pass this test in English, and keep working, you will go to jail.' Legally, can a government agency force you to take a test in English? It's...
    He loves to work, he has a license, and then he was told, 'If you don't pass this test in English, and keep working, you will go to jail.' Legally, can a government agency force you to take a test in English? It's why one...
  • 2011 Wrap-Up

    2011 Wrap-Up

    7's Patrick Fraser and 7's legal expert Howard Finkelstein helped a heck of a lot of people in 2011. And as you're about to see, so did you, our 7News viewers. But we didn't win every battle. Here's a look back at...
    7's Patrick Fraser and 7's legal expert Howard Finkelstein helped a heck of a lot of people in 2011. And as you're about to see, so did you, our 7News viewers. But we didn't win every battle. Here's a look back at some of...
  • Top 7 Problems in 2011

    Top 7 Problems in 2011

    A few things you can't overcome- death and taxes. But one you can beat- problems. It's inevitable that you will have them in 2012 but we know one way you can win. Keep an eye on Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser,...
    A few things you can't overcome- death and taxes. But one you can beat- problems. It's inevitable that you will have them in 2012 but we know one way you can win. Keep an eye on Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser, who...
  • Condo Special Assessment

    Condo Special Assessment

    Her condo is paid for, her maintenance fees are paid. But when the board hit her with a $5,000 special assessment she couldn't afford, the board said, fine, we will take your condo from you. Can a condo board throw...
    Her condo is paid for, her maintenance fees are paid. But when the board hit her with a $5,000 special assessment she couldn't afford, the board said, fine, we will take your condo from you. Can a condo board throw you out...
  • Stolen on Camera

    Stolen on Camera

    You live in a complex, you pay for security, then wake up to find your property stolen, all captured on videotape, and the security guard either slept through it or ignored it. So who has to pay for your stolen...
    You live in a complex, you pay for security, then wake up to find your property stolen, all captured on videotape, and the security guard either slept through it or ignored it. So who has to pay for your stolen property?...
  • Unemployment benefits

    Unemployment benefits

    No one ever says, "I can't wait to get unemployment benefits." It's good to know if you lose your job, it's there. But what if the state pays you too much? Can they come back and say, you owe us thousands? It's why...
    No one ever says, "I can't wait to get unemployment benefits." It's good to know if you lose your job, it's there. But what if the state pays you too much? Can they come back and say, you owe us thousands? It's why one man...
  • Teacher asks students to slap themselves

    Teacher asks students to slap themselves

    You likely wouldn't tolerate a teacher hitting your child. But what if that teacher was telling your children to hit themselves? Hoping to learn a legal lesson, one concerned mom called Help me Howard with Patrick...
    You likely wouldn't tolerate a teacher hitting your child. But what if that teacher was telling your children to hit themselves? Hoping to learn a legal lesson, one concerned mom called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Contract/Warranty

    Contract/Warranty

    A contract is a contract, and a warranty is a guarantee, right? But what happens if the company you have those agreements with is sold to another company? Do they have to honor the contract or warranty? Tonight,...
    A contract is a contract, and a warranty is a guarantee, right? But what happens if the company you have those agreements with is sold to another company? Do they have to honor the contract or warranty? Tonight, two people...
  • $19,000 Helicopter Ride

    $19,000 Helicopter Ride

    You are in an accident. They decide you need to be airlifted to the hospital. The good news is, you can get a helicopter, but what happens if your insurance does not cover the ride? Are you responsible for the...
    You are in an accident. They decide you need to be airlifted to the hospital. The good news is, you can get a helicopter, but what happens if your insurance does not cover the ride? Are you responsible for the emergency...
  • Tree on foreclosed property

    Tree on foreclosed property

    His neighbor's home has been foreclosed on and it's falling apart. And now another huge problem next door has him worried. So he picked up the phone and called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    His neighbor's home has been foreclosed on and it's falling apart. And now another huge problem next door has him worried. So he picked up the phone and called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Dead Puppy

    Dead Puppy

    Very few things can be as much fun as bringing home a new puppy, and very few things can be as sad as watching that young puppy die. It happens, but the question that pet owners then have is, how do they get their...
    Very few things can be as much fun as bringing home a new puppy, and very few things can be as sad as watching that young puppy die. It happens, but the question that pet owners then have is, how do they get their money...
  • License Plate

    License Plate

    If you get a SunPass violation, you either pay it or fight it. But how would you feel if you were getting violations totalling over $1,000 a day from a car that's not yours and a tag that was stolen from you? It...
    If you get a SunPass violation, you either pay it or fight it. But how would you feel if you were getting violations totalling over $1,000 a day from a car that's not yours and a tag that was stolen from you? It can...
  • Loss of Income Form

    Loss of Income Form

    If you leave your job or you are fired, the money stops and the hard times begin. So to get government assistance, you often need your old bosses signature on a form. But does you former boss have to help you out?...
    If you leave your job or you are fired, the money stops and the hard times begin. So to get government assistance, you often need your old bosses signature on a form. But does you former boss have to help you out? It's why...
  • Lost Lien

    Lost Lien

    Have you ever had to pull a permit for approval to do work on your house or condo, and then got it approved? So what would you do if the city came back to you five years later and said, we don't have any proof you...
    Have you ever had to pull a permit for approval to do work on your house or condo, and then got it approved? So what would you do if the city came back to you five years later and said, we don't have any proof you got our...
  • Little River Club

    Little River Club

    It's an Alcoholics Anonymous club that members say has saved their lives. But neighbor say it's ruining their way of life, and now, the City of Miami, which gave the club permission for their parking lot 18 years...
    It's an Alcoholics Anonymous club that members say has saved their lives. But neighbor say it's ruining their way of life, and now, the City of Miami, which gave the club permission for their parking lot 18 years ago, has...
  • Tax Refund Stolen

    Tax Refund Stolen

    Your IRS tax refund was stolen. A lot of you watching right now are probably saying, 'That happened to me.' It's happened to many South Floridians, but one woman might be the unluckiest. Two refund checks in a row...
    Your IRS tax refund was stolen. A lot of you watching right now are probably saying, 'That happened to me.' It's happened to many South Floridians, but one woman might be the unluckiest. Two refund checks in a row were...
  • Not Dead

    Not Dead

    Waking up to find out you are dead is normally a line in a sarcastic joke. But one South Florida man was told he was dead. That was funny to him. Trying to straighten it out has become the nightmare. How do you...
    Waking up to find out you are dead is normally a line in a sarcastic joke. But one South Florida man was told he was dead. That was funny to him. Trying to straighten it out has become the nightmare. How do you correct a...
  • Online Scammer

    Online Scammer

    If you've ever bought or sold anything online, listen up. A South Florida man, falling victim to a sneaky scam, when he tried to sell a pair of expensive sneakers. It's tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    If you've ever bought or sold anything online, listen up. A South Florida man, falling victim to a sneaky scam, when he tried to sell a pair of expensive sneakers. It's tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Bingo Card

    Bingo Card

    Some people have to take two or three, even more pills a day. Oftentimes they are elderly, some suffering from Alzheimer's. But one South Florida pharmacy has found a way to make it easy for them to make sure they...
    Some people have to take two or three, even more pills a day. Oftentimes they are elderly, some suffering from Alzheimer's. But one South Florida pharmacy has found a way to make it easy for them to make sure they don't...
  • Buying Coupon

    Buying Coupon

    Some people are coupons fans clipping them, buying them, all in an effort to save money, but what happens if you buy a coupon for a restaurant, a salon, a boat ride and the coupon expires. Are you out of luck? If...
    Some people are coupons fans clipping them, buying them, all in an effort to save money, but what happens if you buy a coupon for a restaurant, a salon, a boat ride and the coupon expires. Are you out of luck? If you like...
  • Miami Beach Ticket

    Miami Beach Ticket

    She got a ticket for putting a "For Sale" sign in her car on county property. The problem: It was not on county property, and she wondered, is it illegal to put a "For Sale" sign on your own property or property...
    She got a ticket for putting a "For Sale" sign in her car on county property. The problem: It was not on county property, and she wondered, is it illegal to put a "For Sale" sign on your own property or property you have...
  • Citizens Inspections

    Citizens Inspections

    A South Florida woman is blown away by a $3,000 increase in her windstorm insurance coverage. The insurer said her home's not hurricane ready, but she says they're lying. It's why she called Help Me Howard with...
    A South Florida woman is blown away by a $3,000 increase in her windstorm insurance coverage. The insurer said her home's not hurricane ready, but she says they're lying. It's why she called Help Me Howard with Patrick...
  • Girl Scout

    Girl Scout

    Girl Scout cookies, just saying it makes your mouth water and the girls who sell those cookies get a reward if they reach a certain goal, but one family is saying their dream of a prize was crushed by the Girl...
    Girl Scout cookies, just saying it makes your mouth water and the girls who sell those cookies get a reward if they reach a certain goal, but one family is saying their dream of a prize was crushed by the Girl Scouts. Why?...
  • Alleged Bad Car Dealer

    Alleged Bad Car Dealer

    When you trade in a car, usually the dealer pays the finance company or bank any money that is owed- it's part of the deal. But what happens to you if the dealer takes the car, and doesn't pay it off. Do you have...
    When you trade in a car, usually the dealer pays the finance company or bank any money that is owed- it's part of the deal. But what happens to you if the dealer takes the car, and doesn't pay it off. Do you have to pay...
  • Good Samaritan

    Good Samaritan

    He witnessed a crash and stopped to help a motorcyclist in need. Now, years later, that crash victim is suing him. It's tonight's edition of Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He witnessed a crash and stopped to help a motorcyclist in need. Now, years later, that crash victim is suing him. It's tonight's edition of Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Squatters

    Squatters

    Imagine this. You own a house, you come by and find apparent squatters people are living there. Even worse, you find out you have to go to court to get them out, meaning they can live there for free for months....
    Imagine this. You own a house, you come by and find apparent squatters people are living there. Even worse, you find out you have to go to court to get them out, meaning they can live there for free for months. What can...
  • Storage Rental

    Storage Rental

    A South Florida woman learning everything she had in storage was auctioned off. Now she wants it back. Here's tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    A South Florida woman learning everything she had in storage was auctioned off. Now she wants it back. Here's tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Overpayment Refunds

    Overpayment Refunds

    She paid for cable and Internet service for months before realizing she was being charged for Internet twice. Now she wants her money back. Here is tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    She paid for cable and Internet service for months before realizing she was being charged for Internet twice. Now she wants her money back. Here is tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Totaled Car

    Totaled Car

    He got in a wreck and his car was totaled. He wants it fixed because it of it's sentimental value but his insurance company says no. Here's tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    He got in a wreck and his car was totaled. He wants it fixed because it of it's sentimental value but his insurance company says no. Here's tonight's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Stolen Trailer

    Stolen Trailer

    When you get a ticket in the mail from Sunpass it's not a good feeling unless its a picture of your stolen trailer roaring thru the toll, pulled by the thief. But is a Sunpass picture, enough to prove who the thief...
    When you get a ticket in the mail from Sunpass it's not a good feeling unless its a picture of your stolen trailer roaring thru the toll, pulled by the thief. But is a Sunpass picture, enough to prove who the thief is? Its...
  • Bullied at School

    Bullied at School

    A bully, not a four letter word but close, and the victim is usually a student in a school. The latest a young girl, photographed by another student while changing clothes in a locker room, and what happened next...
    A bully, not a four letter word but close, and the victim is usually a student in a school. The latest a young girl, photographed by another student while changing clothes in a locker room, and what happened next would...
  • Police Damage

    Police Damage

    It's a job very few people could do, chasing criminals in the dark. Police have to do it and sometimes they break or destroy property while doing their job. But do they have to pay for the damage they do to your...
    It's a job very few people could do, chasing criminals in the dark. Police have to do it and sometimes they break or destroy property while doing their job. But do they have to pay for the damage they do to your property?...
  • Children's Hospital

    Children's Hospital

    If your child is healthy, you probably can't even imagine what one South Florida mother goes through. Her son in and out of hospitals since birth and now she is being told he is 18 and can no longer be treated at a...
    If your child is healthy, you probably can't even imagine what one South Florida mother goes through. Her son in and out of hospitals since birth and now she is being told he is 18 and can no longer be treated at a...
  • Keyed and No Restitution

    Keyed and No Restitution

    Has anyone ever destroyed your property- how about this, you have video of an angry person keying your car, the police arrest her, she agrees to pay resitution or face jail and then. She doesn't pay you at all then...
    Has anyone ever destroyed your property- how about this, you have video of an angry person keying your car, the police arrest her, she agrees to pay resitution or face jail and then. She doesn't pay you at all then what...
  • Pompano Beach Road Construction

    Pompano Beach Road Construction

    "We are from the government and we are here to help you." I know, start smiling, but some Pompano Beach residents are not happy after a road project started a year ago, and instead of improving the neighborhood,...
    "We are from the government and we are here to help you." I know, start smiling, but some Pompano Beach residents are not happy after a road project started a year ago, and instead of improving the neighborhood, it's left...
  • Attacked by Dog

    Attacked by Dog

    You are out walking, enjoying the evening. Suddenly, two dogs come running out of a neighbor's yard and attack. It's scary, and it's all too common. But legally, what can you do? It's why one family called Help Me...
    You are out walking, enjoying the evening. Suddenly, two dogs come running out of a neighbor's yard and attack. It's scary, and it's all too common. But legally, what can you do? It's why one family called Help Me Howard...
  • Leaky Roof

    Leaky Roof

    If you are a renter, odds are you have had a problem in your place. A leaky roof, a broken toilet, a faulty front door lock. So how can you get your landlord to fix the problem quickly? Lets find out in Help me...
    If you are a renter, odds are you have had a problem in your place. A leaky roof, a broken toilet, a faulty front door lock. So how can you get your landlord to fix the problem quickly? Lets find out in Help me Howard with...
  • Hanging Branches

    Hanging Branches

    Your neighbor's tree hangs over you property, dropping leaves and damaging your deck. Do you have to live with it or can you cut a neighbor's tree? Great question and it's why we have Help me Howard with Patrick...
    Your neighbor's tree hangs over you property, dropping leaves and damaging your deck. Do you have to live with it or can you cut a neighbor's tree? Great question and it's why we have Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Motorcycle License

    Motorcycle License

    Did you know that you have to have a specific license to ride a motorcycle in Florida? So can a shop rent you a motorcycle for an hour or two without the license? Its why one man called Help me Howard with Patrick...
    Did you know that you have to have a specific license to ride a motorcycle in Florida? So can a shop rent you a motorcycle for an hour or two without the license? Its why one man called Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser...
  • Insurance Dropped Doctors

    Insurance Dropped Doctors

    When you sign up for health insurance you make sure they cover your favorite doctor. So what do you do if they drop your doctor in the middle of the plan. Can you drop out of the plan or are you stuck? It's the...
    When you sign up for health insurance you make sure they cover your favorite doctor. So what do you do if they drop your doctor in the middle of the plan. Can you drop out of the plan or are you stuck? It's the reason one...
  • Internet Scammers

    Internet Scammers

    If you have a computer, it's almost a certainty that you have been offered money or an amazing way to make money with little or no effort. Some of the Internet offers seem legit because of crafty lies. But when you...
    If you have a computer, it's almost a certainty that you have been offered money or an amazing way to make money with little or no effort. Some of the Internet offers seem legit because of crafty lies. But when you get...
  • Topless on the Beach

    Topless on the Beach

    If you have ever been to Miami Beach, you may have noticed the topless sunbathers. They can do that because it's legal, right? Or is it? One woman wanted to find out, and that's why she is in tonight's Help Me...
    If you have ever been to Miami Beach, you may have noticed the topless sunbathers. They can do that because it's legal, right? Or is it? One woman wanted to find out, and that's why she is in tonight's Help Me Howard with...
  • Tree through the Roof

    Tree through the Roof

    It took mother nature 300 years for the cypress trees to make it to their height. It took Citizens insurance company one quick decision to force a homeowner to chop them down till the city said, OK you have to pay...
    It took mother nature 300 years for the cypress trees to make it to their height. It took Citizens insurance company one quick decision to force a homeowner to chop them down till the city said, OK you have to pay $18,000...
  • Lake and Sprinkler

    Lake and Sprinkler

    In the old west, people would fight over water rights. In South Florida, they just get irritated. One South Florida woman lives on a lake, but is being told she can't use the water that laps up into her backyard....
    In the old west, people would fight over water rights. In South Florida, they just get irritated. One South Florida woman lives on a lake, but is being told she can't use the water that laps up into her backyard. So who...
  • Can You Sue an 8-year-old?

    Can You Sue an 8-year-old?

    An 8-year-old riding her bike scratches a neighbor's car. You naturally assume you can't expect a young child to pay for the damage, so you have to go after the parents. But it turns out legally, you can sue an...
    An 8-year-old riding her bike scratches a neighbor's car. You naturally assume you can't expect a young child to pay for the damage, so you have to go after the parents. But it turns out legally, you can sue an 8-year-old,...
  • Not Driver in Red Light Camera

    Not Driver in Red Light Camera

    Red light cameras. Say those words and some people will start to steam. One South Florida woman is upset after she got a ticket, but she wasn't driving her car- the police were. So does she still have to pay the...
    Red light cameras. Say those words and some people will start to steam. One South Florida woman is upset after she got a ticket, but she wasn't driving her car- the police were. So does she still have to pay the ticket?...
  • Condo--No Proof

    Condo--No Proof

    Say condo association and some people start to curse under their breath. One families complaint about their board are amazing, accused of something and the board refuses to show them the proof. Is that legal? Its...
    Say condo association and some people start to curse under their breath. One families complaint about their board are amazing, accused of something and the board refuses to show them the proof. Is that legal? Its why we...
  • Collecting Life Insurance

    Collecting Life Insurance

    If you have family, you may have life insurance to help pay their bills after you are gone. But does the insurance company have to pay after you are gone? It's why one grieving woman called Help Me Howard with...
    If you have family, you may have life insurance to help pay their bills after you are gone. But does the insurance company have to pay after you are gone? It's why one grieving woman called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Hoarder

    Hoarder

    Hoarding is sad. People who, for certain reasons, cannot throw anything away, leaving their home a terrible mess. In some cases, that is their right. But what happens when a hoarder starts to impact their...
    Hoarding is sad. People who, for certain reasons, cannot throw anything away, leaving their home a terrible mess. In some cases, that is their right. But what happens when a hoarder starts to impact their neighbors? It's...
  • Busted Sidewalk

    Busted Sidewalk

    Sidewalks are great till they crack up and trip you up. And it brings up the question the sidewalk is in your yard a government agency installed it, so if it needs repairs, who has to pay? It's why one woman called...
    Sidewalks are great till they crack up and trip you up. And it brings up the question the sidewalk is in your yard a government agency installed it, so if it needs repairs, who has to pay? It's why one woman called Help me...
  • Bad Lab Report?

    Bad Lab Report?

    How often do you or someone in your family get lab work done? It tells your doctor if there are any trouble areas. It told one woman her kidneys had failed, and she started the process of getting a kidney...
    How often do you or someone in your family get lab work done? It tells your doctor if there are any trouble areas. It told one woman her kidneys had failed, and she started the process of getting a kidney transplant. But...
  • Bees

    Bees

    If a swarm of wild bees landed in your neighbor's yard, you would hope they would get rid of them before someone got hurt. But we live in South Florida, so of course the neighbor didn't do anything. Someone got...
    If a swarm of wild bees landed in your neighbor's yard, you would hope they would get rid of them before someone got hurt. But we live in South Florida, so of course the neighbor didn't do anything. Someone got stung, and...
  • Whatever Happened To...?

    Whatever Happened To...?

    Some of the most common questions they get at Help Me Howard: "Who writes those bad puns at the end?" The answer: Patrick Fraser. The other question: "Whatever happened to that person after their story aired?"...
    Some of the most common questions they get at Help Me Howard: "Who writes those bad puns at the end?" The answer: Patrick Fraser. The other question: "Whatever happened to that person after their story aired?" Tonight, we...
  • Whatever Happened To...? Part 2

    Whatever Happened To...? Part 2

    A Good Samaritan was sued. A students dream of going to college smashed after her FCAT score was thrown out. Help me Howard's that have aired in the past few months, but things often change after the stories air....
    A Good Samaritan was sued. A students dream of going to college smashed after her FCAT score was thrown out. Help me Howard's that have aired in the past few months, but things often change after the stories air. Thats why...
  • Sued For Downloading Movie

    Sued For Downloading Movie

    Have you ever downloaded a movie into your computer or phone? Hopefully you paid for it because the movie companies are trying to find people who download them illegally and collect thousands of dollars from them....
    Have you ever downloaded a movie into your computer or phone? Hopefully you paid for it because the movie companies are trying to find people who download them illegally and collect thousands of dollars from them. But what...
  • Needs Prescription Formula

    Needs Prescription Formula

    The greatest thing in the world is a child. One of the worst things is a child that is in pain. For one South Florida boy, that happens if he tries to eat food. One solution is a prescription, but the family's...
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