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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

Investigations
Friday, Jan 6, 2017
Airport Safety Concerns in North Texas

Airport Safety Concerns in North Texas

The Fort Lauderdale shooting happened in a baggage claim area - in what's known as the non-sterile side of the airport. That means people can enter the area without being checked for weapons -- it's one of the least secure parts of an airport terminal. A year ago, NBC 5 investigates obtained internal records at dfw airport showing police there had expressed concerns about an "insufficient" number of uniformed officers to patrol the most public areas of the airport. The records showed the police department had been asking for more officers. On Friday, D/FW Airport officials declined to answer questions about whether more officers have been hired - saying the airport does not publicly discuss security operations. However, D/FW's 2017 budget includes $5 million of additional money which will be used to provide an increased security presence.

Key Documents Behind NBC 5’s DCS Investigation

Key Documents Behind NBC 5’s DCS Investigation

This page is designed to give viewers a first-hand look at the key documents NBC 5 Investigates used to form the basis of the investigation into Dallas County Schools (DCS), a government agency that serves as the bus contractor for... Read More

DCS Uninvites Bus Safety Expert After He Compliments NBC 5

DCS Uninvites Bus Safety Expert After He Compliments NBC 5

DCS has spent more than $93,000 of taxpayer dollars since April 2015 on a public relations firm. Read More

Dallas ISD Board Votes Down Proposal to Put DCS On Notice

Dallas ISD Board Votes Down Proposal to Put DCS On Notice

The Dallas ISD School Board is scheduled to vote on a proposal Wednesday night designed to send a message to their school bus contractor, Dallas County Schools (DCS). Read More

Bus Contractor DCS Says It Welcomes DISD Review

Bus Contractor DCS Says It Welcomes DISD Review

The bus contractor for the Dallas County Independent School District says the district is welcome to consider other bus companies. Read More

DCS Taking Tougher Action After Reckless Driving Complaints

DCS Taking Tougher Action After Reckless Driving Complaints

Dallas County Schools says it's taking tougher action to deal with school bus drivers who have racked up multiple complaints for reckless driving and speeding. Read More

Richardson ISD Concerned about Late DCS Buses

Richardson ISD Concerned about Late DCS Buses

The Richardson Independent School District is joining a growing list of local school districts filing complaints against bus provider Dallas County Schools over students being late for class. Read More

Top Investigations
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    FEMA announced Thursday the North Bay Fires rank 4th on their list of disasters in terms of the amount of destruction and the number of lives taken in a single incident. The urban wildfires have killed at least 42 people and...

  • Emergency Alerts Unable to Reach Millions in Bay Area

    U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris delivered a scathing letter to the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday evening, criticizing the agency for its failure to develop an effective cell phone emergency alert...

  • Power Company Identifies 8 Electrical Failures in California Firestorm

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials revealed Monday that they have officially notified California regulators of eight separate electric equipment failures in the recent North Bay firestorm – but declined to detail what triggered...

  • How to Scrutinize Fake Business Reviews Online

    More than 80 percent of people sometimes check reviews for businesses, but half wonder if they can be trusted, according to the Pew Research Center -- and they have good reason to, according to experts in online reviews.

  • Workers Continue to Harvest Grapes Despite Unhealthy Air

    The state’s worker safety agency issued a worker safety advisory late Friday after NBC Bay Area took video of workers harvesting grapes at The Robert Mondavi vineyard in the fire-torn Napa Valley, some without any protection...

  • Bosses Recorded, Shared Airport Worker Sex Videos: Lawsuit

    A female former security supervisor for the company that protects John F. Kennedy International Airport has filed a federal complaint alleging the outfit was "overrun with misogyny, racism and harassment.” LaDonna Powell...

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Awards

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"

See all awards won by NBC 5 Investigates here.

 

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