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Dallas ISD Puts Bus Contractor DCS on Shorter Leash

Dallas ISD Puts Bus Contractor DCS on Shorter Leash

Dallas ISD administrators are taking new steps to keep the beleaguered DCS bus contractor on a short leash. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
Feds Spent More Than $10,000 on Smoking Hut for Workers

Feds Spent More Than $10,000 on Smoking Hut for Workers

A government agency spent thousands building a glass-enclosed hut to provide shelter for workers taking a smoke break. Read More

Calls for New Ethics Rules at DCS After NBC 5 Investigation

Calls for New Ethics Rules at DCS After NBC 5 Investigation

The leader of Dallas County Schools wants new ethics rules for DCS board members after an NBC 5 investigation raised concerns over campaign contributions. Read More

Employees of DCS Vendor Donated Generously to Board Pres.

Employees of DCS Vendor Donated Generously to Board Pres.

DCS board president Larry Duncan accepted campaign contributions from people tied to the bus camera company with which DCS had partnered for a program that has left the district struggling to pay its bills. Read More

DCS Board Members Suggest They Were Left in Dark on Finances

DCS Board Members Suggest They Were Left in Dark on Finances

Two DCS school board members tell NBC 5 Investigates they had not seen financial reports from agency administrators for months. Read More

Records Detail How Bus Camera Program Sank DCS Finances

Records Detail How Bus Camera Program Sank DCS Finances

New records show how a school bus stop-arm camera program left Dallas County Schools in a battle to pay its own bills. Read More

DCS Cutting Jobs, $42M Behind Budget Projections

DCS Cutting Jobs, $42M Behind Budget Projections

Dallas County Schools plans to quickly cut up to 100 jobs after interim-CFO Alan King says the beleaguered bus contractor is $42 million behind budget projections. Read More

DCS Records: $2M in Accident Claims Settled in Under 3 Years

DCS Records: $2M in Accident Claims Settled in Under 3 Years

NBC 5 Investigates has obtained new records showing Dallas County Schools has spent more than $2.3 million settling hundreds of claims involving school bus accidents in the last three years. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Dallas Church Says It Won't Surrender to Fear of ISIS Threat

Dallas Church Says It Won't Surrender to Fear of ISIS Threat

An ISIS propaganda magazine has named First Baptist Church of Dallas as a potential target for attack. Read More

Wrong-Way Crashes
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
TxDOT Makes Improvements to Combat Wrong-Way Crashes

TxDOT Makes Improvements to Combat Wrong-Way Crashes

Two busy North Texas freeways are getting new safety features to prevent deadly wrong-way collisions. Read More

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2015

Lone Star Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter
Investigative Report Single Story: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Military: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Education/Schools: “The Texas High School Helmet Tracker”

The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage
"Fire in the Attic"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Multimedia Project,
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Best Investigation, Broadcast Large Market
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

Texas AP Broadcasters Award: Best Investigation
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

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