<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - News as seen on]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:49:59 -0500 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:49:59 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - Friday, August 22, 2014]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:04:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dog-Days-Vid-082214.jpg Dakota, Cheyenne, Dozer, Q-Bert, Beau and Coco were featured during the Dog Days of Summer segment on Friday, August 22, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This: Savanna]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:55:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/savanna1.jpg Savanna was featured in Caption This Friday, August 22, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 21, 2014]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:03:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*195/CHLOE8.jpg Buddy, Oscar, Chloe and Lou were featured in the Dog Days of Summer Thursday, August 21, 2014]]> <![CDATA[Caption This: Parker and Kitty]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:55:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/parker-and-kitty.jpg Parker and Kitty were featured in Caption This on Thursday, August 21, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 20, 2014]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:06:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*285/boxer+named+boxer.jpg Booger, Honey Boo Boo, Sugar Britches, Daisy, Boxer and Beau were featured on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This: Carter and Mia]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mia-and-carter.jpg Carter and Mia the dog were featured on Caption This on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This: Ruger the Firedog]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:08:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*160/ruger.jpg Ruger the "firedog" was featured on Caption This Tuesday, August 19, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 19, 2014]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:05:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/izzy1.jpg Sammi, Cowboy, Izzy and Boston were featured during the Dog Days of Summer for August 19, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 18, 2014]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:10:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*213/zella.jpg Molly Snowflake, Zella, Shiner, D'Janga & Carlie were featured in Dog Days of Summer on Monday, August 18, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Taeya Noelle]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/taeya-noelle-caption-this.jpg Taeya Noelle was featured in Caption This Monday, August 18, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[2,200+ Animals Adopted on Empty the Shelter Day]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:37:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/081614+Empty+The+Shelter+day.jpg

For most of the summer, Arlington Animal Services has been running rampant with cats and dogs. Saturday, it ran rampant with people. 

“I’ve been doing this 14 years and this is the most packed our shelter has ever been,” said Ray Rentschler, field operations director for Arlington Animal Services. “We love it.”

They joined NBC 5 and dozens of other shelters across North Texas for “Empty the Shelter Day,” waiving their adoption fees in hopes of putting thousands of shelter animals into loving homes.

As of Saturday evening, 2,217 animals found new homes, according to Corey Price, animals services manager with the city of Irving, which organized the effort. Dallas Animal Services adopted out 149 cats and dogs. The two shelters in Irving adopted out 157 pets. Arlington found new homes for 133 animals.

Kim Cyrus and her sister Lauryn were two of the first people through the door in Arlington — and it didn’t take long for them to settle on a puppy.

“It was just his cute little face,” said Kim Cyrus. “He had such a cute personality at the window.”

They say they too were surprised by the huge turnout — and were glad they got to the shelter when they did.

“You can’t let them out of your sight once you find one because they’ll be gone real quick,” said Lauryn Cyrus. “There’s tons of people out there waiting for them.”

Arlington Animal Services said that’s no exaggeration. On a typical Saturday, they’ll adopt out 10 dogs if they’re lucky. Saturday, they had already surpassed that total within the first hour.

“They are flying out,” said Rentschler.

Other shelters had similar success. In Irving, there was a line around the building more than an hour before the shelter opened.

Organizers said they’re already looking forward to doing this again next year.

NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 are proud sponsors of Empty the Shelter Day.

Photo Credit: Lyle Davis, NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer: August 15, 2014]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:36:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DD-Thumb-081514.jpg Toby, Sadie, Sasha, Whiskey and Henri were featured in the Dog Days of Summer on August 15, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This: Rock-O]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:01:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/capt+this+candie.jpg Rock-O was featured in Caption This on Thursday, August 14, 2014. ]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer: August 14, 2014]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:36:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DD+thumb+081414.jpg Callie, Skye and Irwin were featured in the Dog Days of Summer on July 10, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Plumber's Helper]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:08:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Caption-This-Plumbers-Helpe.jpg Jim's photo of Kodi trying to help him with the plumbing was featured during Caption This on Tuesday, August 13, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 13, 2014]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:41:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/161*120/88c87418a8a141ef90789ff3b5100057.JPG.jpg Duchess, Cookie and Nina were featured during the Dog Days of Summer segment on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. ]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Ginger and the Gator]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:56:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GINGER2.jpg Ginger and the gator were featured on Caption This on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 12, 2014]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:46:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/204*120/buster5.jpg Gary Frick, Chloe and Buster were featured in Dog Days of Summer on August 12, 2014]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - David]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:53:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/david-caption-this.jpg David was featured in Caption This on Friday, August 8, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 8, 2014]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:46:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dog-Days-vid-080814.jpg Byko, Stan the Man and Luna were featured in the Dog Days of Summer on August 8, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Gibbs, Grace and Timmy]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/cat+with+kids.jpg Gibbs, Grace and Timmy (the cat) were featured in Caption This on August 7, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer: August 7, 2014]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:56:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mickey3.jpg Mickey, Wiley, Thelma Louise and Piper were featured in the Dog Days of Summer on August 7, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Partner the Horse]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:58:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*214/partner.jpg Partner the horse was featured in Caption This August 6, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 6, 2014]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:35:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*233/phoebe-mateo.jpg Bentley, Phoebe and Mateo were featured on Dog Days of Summer August 6, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - August 5, 2014]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/ronan+chevy.jpg Ronan (baby) and Chevy (puppy) were featured in Caption This on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 5, 2014]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:45:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*213/STOGIE.jpg Zander and Stogie were featured in the Dog Days of Summer on August 5, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Natalia]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:56:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*213/natalia2.jpg Natalia was featured in Caption This on Monday, August 4, 2014. ]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - August 4, 2014]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:38:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*214/petey2.jpg Petey and Laci were featured in the Dog Days of Summer on Monday, August 4, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[HD TVs]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:23:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hd+tv.jpg

Just when you thought you had the sharpest picture possible on your high-definition television manufacturers are promoting ultra high-definition, also called ultra HD, UHD or 4K.

Consumer Reports has tested several 50 to 60-inch UHD sets from big names like Samsung, Sony and Panasonic and the television expert says ultra high-definition TVs has a lot to offer. They deliver four times the number of pixels as regular high-definition sets, so they’re capable of razor sharp detail, especially if you stand up close.

But here’s the rub, from farther away, say, the distance you might be sitting in your living room, the difference between ultra high-def and high-def can be difficult to detect.

Another issue: what to watch. Right now there is not a lot of 4K content to watch, so that means you will be watching a lot of regular HD content on your ultra HD TV.

How does that look? Actually, quite good testers say, because the ultra high-def sets can “upconvert” regular HD programs to the higher resolution, making details look smoother. How well a TV performs the upconversion process is one of the things that differentiates sets.

So, should you buy an ultra high-definition TV? Consumer Reports says that if your TV breaks, you might want to consider an ultra HD TV. But for most people, a regular high performing, 1080p high-definition TV is still a great option. Those ultra high-definition sets Consumer Reports tested cost between $2,000 and $8,000. A great 60-inch 1080p high-definition TV costs far less. These three are Consumer Reports Best Buys:

  • Sharp Aquos LC-60EQ10U for about $1,300
  • Samsung UN60H6350 for about $1,400
  • LG 60PB6600 is a plasma TV for about $850

Complete Ratings and recommendations on all kinds of products, including appliances, cars & trucks, and electronic gear, are available on Consumer Reportswebsite.

Photo Credit: Consumer Reports]]>
<![CDATA[Caption This - Kinsey]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:56:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/173*120/fri+capt+this.jpg Kinsey was featured in Caption This on Friday, August 1, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[NBC 5 on The Today Show]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:54:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/jeff+today.jpg NBC 5 reporter, Jeff Smith, and his girlfriend, Amanda Reynolds, were on the plaza on The Today Show Friday morning. And they made sure everyone around the country knows that "Texas Connects Us!"

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Caption This - Witten and Emme]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:12:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/witten-emme.jpg Witten and Emme were featured in Caption This on Friday, July 31, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Throwback Thursday]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:46:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/throwback-thursday-nadel.jpg Can you guess who this is? Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel was featured for Throwback Thursday on July 31, 2014.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - July 30, 2014]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*130/ERNIE-DAISY.jpg Pup, Ernie and Daisy were featured in Wiener Dog Days of Summer on July 30, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[David Finfrock Gives His First On-Air Fist Bump]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:11:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/188*120/fist-bump1.jpg It was a first for NBC 5's Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock Tuesday. For the first in his 38 years on the air, he gave a fist bump at the anchor desk! Anchor Deanna Dewberry was so excited about the cooler temperatures in David's forecast during the 5 p.m. newscast, she had to give him a fist bump for it!

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - July 29, 2014]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:28:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/162*120/BAILEY5.jpg Skittle Doo, Snickerdoodle and Bailey were featured in Dog Days of Summer on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Lucy Lectures]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*121/lucy+lectures.jpg Lucy and company were featured on Caption This on July 29, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Something Good - Donation to Bedford Firefighters]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:28:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bedford-fire-donation.jpg Primrose School in Bedford donated 1,000 bottles of water and sports drinks to help firefighters stay cool and hydrated in the summer.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - July 28, 2014]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:35:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*228/DUKE9.jpg Duke, Maggie and Watson were featured in Dog Days of Summer on Monday, July 28, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Zayden and Tiki Dude]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zayden-1.jpg Caption This - Zayden and the "Tiki Dude" were featured on Caption This Monday, July 28, 2014. ]]> <![CDATA[Something Good - Wesleyan Professor Teaches in China]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:49:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/twu-china-tmsg.jpg Dr. Mark Hanshaw and two other professors from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth are in Beijing teaching courses at the Communication University of China. Hanshaw's wife, Yvette, said the students are thrilled and that her husband has had the opportunity to try many Chinese delicacies.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[NBC 5 Sponsors "Empty The Shelter Day"]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:22:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rescue-thumb-080414.jpg

NBC 5 invites you to find your perfect match by adding a member to your house on Saturday, August 16, at “Empty the Shelter Day,” the largest pet adoption effort ever held in North Texas. Animals range from puppies and kittens to snuggly adult dogs and cats.

On Saturday, August 16, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., thirty-eight North Texas Animal Shelters will participate.  All of the animal shelters listed below have agreed to waive their adoption fees; however, other fees may still apply.

During the summer, many of the shelters swell with abandoned and surrendered pets after spring births or simply because people give up their animals when they leave for vacation. Let's find these pets forever homes. Spread the word. We'll see you on Saturday, August 16th.
In a July 26 story, Dallas Animal Services said it is forced to euthanize 50-60 animals every day because it doesn't have space to accommodate all of the animals.
Saturday, August 16
Dallas/Fort Worth Animal Shelters
Arlington Animal Services, 1000 SE Green Oaks
Balch Springs Animal Shelter, 3117 Hickory Tree Road
Bedford Animal Control & Shelter, 1809 Reliance Parkway
Burleson Animal Shelter, 775 SE John Jones Drive
Carrollton Animal Services, 2247 Sandy Lake Road
Operation Kindness, 3201 Earnhart Drive
Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, 1150 East Pleasant Run Road
Cleburne Animal Services, 2375 Service Drive, Cleburne, TX 76033
Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland Road
Wise County Animal Services, 3400 S FM 51                                                                                          
Farmers Branch Animal Services, 3727 Valley View Lane
Humane Society of North Texas - Southwest Adoption Center, 6708 S. Hulen Rd.
Garland Animal Services, 600 Tower Street
Grand Prairie Animal Services, 2222 West Warrior Trail
DFW Humane Society, 4140 Valley View Lane
Irving Animal Services Department, 4140 Valley View Lane
Lake Dallas Animal Shelter, 687 North Lakeview
Mansfield Animal Care & Control, 407 Industrial Boulevard
Collin County Animal Shelter, 4750 Community Boulevard
Murphy Animal Control, 205 North Murphy Road
Plano Animal Services, 4028 W. Plano Parkway
Richardson Animal Shelter, 1330 Columbia Drive
Seagoville Animal Shelter, 1330 E Malloy Bridge Road
Sunnyvale Animal Control, 371 Long Creek Road
Wylie Animal Control, 949-A Hensley Lane

<![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer: July 25, 2014]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:03:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*139/ROXIE4.jpg Roxie, Poogie, Gizzy and Texas were featured in the Dog Days of Summer on July 25, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Shamrock]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*212/sham.jpg Shamrock was featured in Caption This on Friday, July 25, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - July 24, 2014]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/173*120/opie.jpg Paloma, Mike, Opie and Kimber were featured in Dog Days of Summer on Thursday, July 24, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This - Gato]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:09:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gato1.jpg Gato the cat was featured in Caption This on Thursday, July 24, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Remembering Kidd Kraddick]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:14:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kidd+Kraddick+in+the+morning+team.jpg Sunday marks one year since the death of Kidd Kraddick. Tonight on NBC 5 News at 10 p.m. an exclusive conversation with his beloved team.

Photo Credit: Meredith Land, NBC 5 News ]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - July 23, 2014]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:08:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WW-video-072314.jpg Benny, Oscar, Presley, Diggy Dog were featured during Wiener Dog Wednesday on the Dog Days of Summer on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Caption This: Alli the Westie]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:04:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Caption-This-Alli.jpg Caption this for Wednesday, July 23, 2014. ]]>