<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Texas News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/texas-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usFri, 28 Oct 2016 17:25:42 -0500Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:25:42 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gymnast Claims Karolyis Turned 'Blind Eye' to Sex Abuse]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:30:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP_080618045969.jpg

America's most famed gymnastic coaches were accused in a lawsuit Thursday of "turning a blind eye" to sexual abuse at their training center in Texas.

The suit filed in California by an unidentified athlete is the first time Bela and Marta Karolyi have been named in the scandal roiling USA Gymnastics.

The Karolyis, who have served as national team coordinators and coached many champions and Olympic medalists, did not respond to a recent call and an email to their gym seeking comment, NBC News reported.

The gymnast, once a member of the U.S. national team, alleges she was abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar — who is being investigated by the FBI and the Michigan Attorney General — at the so-called Karolyi Ranch.

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<![CDATA[Texas Teen Asks Whataburger to Homecoming]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:30:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/194*120/whataburger-homecoming.jpg

A Texas high school freshman had a unique date to Homecoming this year.

Grace Kempken, a ninth-grader at Friendswood High School, tweeted Whataburger earlier this month to if they would be her Homecoming date.

She was quite surprised when the Texas-based fast food chain responded to her tweet with a big "YES!"

Last Friday, Kempken was called to the front office at school.

When she arrived, she was greeted by the Whataburger mascot, who presented her with a one-of-a-kind Whataburger Homecoming mum.

No word yet on how the date went, but it's probably safe to say Kempken is a Whataburger fan for life now.

Friendswood is just southeast of Houston.

Photo Credit: Friendswood ISD
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<![CDATA[Fort Hood Soldier Killed in Action in Afghanistan]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:13:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SGT20Riney.jpg

The Department of Defense said Fort Hood soldier Sgt. Douglas J. Riney has died after encountering hostile forces in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Riney, a 26-year-old resident of Fairview, Illinois, died Thursday. He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to a Fort Hood press release.

Riney entered active duty service in July 2012, and has been assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment and 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood since Dec. 2012.

He deployed to Afghanistan in June.

Riney has been honored with multiple awards, the press release said, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, NATO metal and four Army Achievement medals just to name a few.

<![CDATA[Attempted Kidnapping Caught On Camera?]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:33:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_attemptedkidnapping1018_1920x10801.jpg

A Houston mother is seeking justice for her child after a man may have tried to kidnap her baby.

Surveillance video from the incident at the very least shows some unusual behavior.

The man walked up to Florence Monauer's shopping cart inside the H Mart grocery store Saturday.

With Monauer's back turned, and without speaking to her or getting permission, the man tried to pick up her 14-month-old daughter. Monauer realized what was happening once she heard the rustling of fabric to which the child was attached.

"I think that if it weren't for the cover, he probably would've made off with her quickly," says Monauer. "I couldn't hear a thing."

Monauer eventually got her baby back but she said the man never spoke to her. Instead, he directed his conversation to the baby. Then, with no shopping cart and no merchandise, he walked away and out of the store.

Read more on this story from Click2Houston.com.

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