Government Shutdown | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM CDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:23 AM CDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:27 PM CDT

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Several Downtown Dallas business say they're happy to see federal workers return to work after the government shutdown ended.

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TxDOT Prepares Bridges, Overpasses for Possible Ice

TxDOT Prepares Bridges, Overpasses for Possible Ice

Bridges and overpasses in four North Texas counties have been pretreated for ice in advance of the Arctic cold temperatures Thursday and Friday.

New Contract Ends Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Strike

New Contract Ends Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Strike

Musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra voted to approve a new four-year contract after an anonymous donor stepped up with $700,000 to bridge the gap.

SWA Plane Returns to Love Field Due to Pressurization Issue

SWA Plane Returns to Love Field Due to Pressurization Issue

A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Dallas Love Field to Houston Hobby Airport was forced to make an emergency landing due to a "pressurization issue," an airline spokesperson says.

Trump Taps Retired General for Homeland Security: Sources

Trump Taps Retired General for Homeland Security: Sources

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close...

Dallas' Taco Stop Helps Those in Need of Warmth

Dallas' Taco Stop Helps Those in Need of Warmth

A Dallas business is inspiring others to help those in need as the temperature drops this season.

Dallas Proposes Reducing Features of Police, Fire Pension

Dallas Proposes Reducing Features of Police, Fire Pension

Dallas' chief financial officer says the city's proposed plan to fix the ailing police and fire pension will include cutting some of the more generous features members elected to grant themselves.