Exposed: Some restaurants haven't been inspected in years
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After an NBC 5 investigation found that more than 200 Dallas restaurants had not been inspected in at least two years, Dallas has inspected all of the establishments on the list. Read More
Dallas restaurants are supposed to be inspected twice per year, but NBC 5 has learned that only about 20 percent got two inspections last year. This story was published February 29, 2012 - 12:22 a.m.
Prompted by an NBC 5 investigation, the city of Dallas will be hiring more restaurant inspectors. Read More
A Dallas city council committee puts together a plan to step up restaurant inspections after an NBC 5 investigation revealed hundreds of restaurants had not been inspected in the last two years. This story was published March 27, 2012 - 2:24 p.m.
Dallas is debating sweeping changes in the wake of an NBC 5 investigation into restaurant inspections that found kitchens that had not been checked in years. A plan to require a training course for every restaurant worker in the city is among the ideas.
We filed open records requests with the City of Dallas and the City of Ft. Worth, asking for lists that would show us when each restaurant was last inspected. In Dallas, we found 241 had not been inspected at all since 2009. As a result of our investigation, Dallas stepped up plans to hire more inspectors. The city is also considering hiring a private contractor to increase the number of inspections. And, the Dallas City Council is now talking about a plan to require every restaurant worker who handles food to complete a safety training program. Another meeting on the issue will be held in June.
The man gunned down execution-style at the Southlake Town Square Wednesday was an attorney linked to a major Mexican drug cartel, NBC 5 has learned.
The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders -- a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors. Of the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA's National Council who cast ballots, 61 percent supported the proposal drafted by the governing Executive Committee. The policy change takes effect Jan. 1. "Within our movement everyone agrees on one thing, no matter how you feel about this issue, kids are better off in scouting. Our vision is to serve every kid. We want every kid to have a place where they can grow," said Wayne Perry, BSA National President. Under the proposal drafted by the Scouts' governing board, gay adults will remain barred from serving as Scout leaders. Of the more than 200,000 leaders, parents and youth members who responded, 61 percent supported the current policy of excluding gays, while 34 percent opposed it.
A North Texas man has been sentenced to death for drowning his two young sons.
The Dallas ISD board deliberated Thursday night before voting on Superintendent Mike Miles' plan to not renew the contracts of dozens of principals.
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Federal funding of $1.395 is approved to help subsidize storm shelters for some residents in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties.