<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - News as seen on]]> Copyright 2016 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 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:45:02 -0600 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:45:02 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Valentine's Day Photos: Feb. 5, 2016]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:56:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ENZO2.jpg Enzo and Rooster were featured in Valentine's Day photos on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Signing Day: Feb. 4, 2016]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:58:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hunter-harris-signing-day.jpg Hunter Harris from Aledo High School signed his letter of intent on Thursday. He plans to play football for Kansas University.

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<![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks: Cookies, Beer, Seinfeld]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:56:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sarah-beer.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich gives her Super Bowl weekend picks, including a beer festival, a Jerry Seinfeld appearance and a Mardi Gras event.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dave Lieber: Futurist Predictions]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:01:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lieber-predictions.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Watchdog Dave Lieber shares some predictions from futurists.

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<![CDATA[Something Good: Album Release Party]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:08:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg-020116.jpg Fort Worth band Green River Ordinance celebrates the release of their fourth album at Billy Bob's Texas Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Chris Voganar: '45 Years']]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:57:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vognar-45years.jpg The Dallas Morning News' culture critic Chris Vognar previews "45 Years," the story of a couple preparing to celebrate a milestone

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<![CDATA[Chef Eddie Deen Shows Off Recipes]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:29:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/eddie-deen-pork.jpg Celebrity chef Eddie Deen joins NBC 5 live in studio to prepare some of the food he'll show off at Zest Fest, which kicks off at the Irving Convention Center Friday.

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<![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks: Zestfest, Globetrotters]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:50:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sarah-peppers.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich gives her picks for the weekend, including Zestfest, a Donut Dash and the Harlem Globetrotters.

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<![CDATA[Something Good: Care Package]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:43:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg-012816.jpg Kids from a Hebrew academy in New York send a box of fuzzy socks and letters of comfort for Rowlett families victimized by Dec. 26 tornadoes.]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Robert Wilonksy: Trinity Wave]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:52:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wilonsky-trinity.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Robert Wilonsky explains why the Dallas Wave in the Trinity River was a mistake the city will have to repair or remove.

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<![CDATA[Something Good: Calf Scramble]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:54:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg6-012716.jpg Kids try to catch a calf to earn $500 toward buying their own cow during the Calf Scramble at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Dave Lieber: Identity Theft]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:58:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dave-lieber.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Watchdog Dave Lieber shows consumers how to stay protected from identity theft free of charge.

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<![CDATA[Something Good: Girl Scout Cookies]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:20:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg5-012516.jpg Brownies like 7-year-old Gigi hit the streets to sell Girl Scout cookies all over North Texas.]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Chris Vognar: 'Son of Saul']]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:54:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vognar-saul.jpg The Dallas Morning News' culture critic Chris Vognar previews the Oscar-nominated "Son of Saul," which opens in theaters Friday.

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<![CDATA[Something Good: Hall of Fame Foodies]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:35:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg6-012216.jpg Brothers Bill and Jack Renfro are inducted into the Specialty Food Association Hall of Fame in San Francisco.]]> <![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks: Rangers Fan Fest, Kid Film Festival]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:49:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sarah-fanfest.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich gives her weekend picks, including the Texas Rangers Fan Fest and the Kid Film Festival.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Rudy Bush: Fantasy Sports]]> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:52:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bush-fantasy-sports.jpg The Dallas Morning News' government editor Rudy Bush talks about Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's opinion on fantasy sports betting.]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Chris Vognar: 'Anomalisa']]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:56:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vognar-anomalisa.jpg The Dallas Morning News' culture critic Chris Vognar reviews "Anomalisa," recently nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Film.]]> <![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks: MLK Parade, Stock Show]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:54:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sarah-stock-show.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich gives her picks for the upcoming weekend, including MLK parades, the Fort Worth Stock Show and concerts.]]> <![CDATA[Something Good: Clay Walker Concert]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:24:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg6-011216.jpg The Junior League of Fort Worth host Clay Walker in concert at the Grand Entry Gala, which raises money for various charitable programs.]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Dave Lieber: New Candidate]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:54:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lieber-president.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Watchdog Dave Lieber introduces a new candidate for president and discusses his platform.]]> <![CDATA[Students Make 'Chemo Bags' to Help Cancer Patients]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:56:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg6-011116.jpg Nancy Love, in remission for ovarian cancer, and her fourth grade class make "Chemo Bags" for cancer patients.]]> <![CDATA[Something Good: Non-Profit Steer Purchase]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:17:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg5-011116.jpg For the fourth consecutive year, non-profit group Women Steering Business purchase a steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's Junior Sale of Champions.]]> <![CDATA[Pet of the Week: Jan. 10, 2015]]> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:55:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pet_of_the_Week_1-10-2016_1200x675_599312963714.jpg Meet Banzi, a 2-month-old dachshund-mix, available for adoption at the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth. ]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Robert Wilonsky: 'The Revenant']]> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:59:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wilonsky-revenant.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Robert Wilonsky previews "The Revenant," a drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.]]> <![CDATA[Something Good: Colleyville Cheerleaders]]> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:53:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tmsg6-010816.jpg Colleyville Heritage High School's Panther Cheerleaders place fourth at the National American School Spirit Awards.]]> <![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks: Garofalo, Polar Plunge]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sarah-picks.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich gives her picks for the weekend, including a Janeane Garofalo show, the polar plunge and a no pants subway ride.

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<![CDATA[Al Roker, Wife Discuss Their New Book]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:03:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rokers-book.jpg The TODAY Show's Al Roker teams up with his wife Deborah Roberts to write "Been There, Done That," a book about parenting and their 20 years of marriage.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Rudy Bush: Cite and Release]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:54:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bush-weed.jpg The Dallas Morning News' government editor Rudy Bush discusses the upcoming Dallas City Council debate about a plan to ticket, not arrest, people caught with marijuana.

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<![CDATA[Ray Liotta Talks 'Shades of Blue']]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:40:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ray-liotta-shadesofblue.jpg Actor Ray Liotta joins NBC 5 live to discuss the new drama "Shades of Blue," which premieres Thursday.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dave Lieber: Tornado Scams]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:50:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lieber-storm-damage.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Watchdog Dave Lieber talks about the scamming contractors he saw in Rowlett after Dec. 26 tornadoes and what he plans to do about it.

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<![CDATA[Cafe Momentum Serves Second Chances to Teens]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:01:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cafe_Momentum_Door.jpg

Stroll along Pacific Avenue in downtown Dallas and you'll find Cafe Momentum. Inside, there's more than just food, there's second chances.

Jonathan Medina, 18, is like most of the young male employees at the restaurant. He ran into trouble with the law. 

"I was incarcerated two years ago for stealing," said Medina. "I was a bit nervous at first [being hired at Cafe Momentum]. At first they had me as a busboy, a rather simple job."

Jacob Liticker has a similar story. He was arrested at age 14 for breaking into homes with a gun.

"You lose a lot of your childhood 'cause you're on probation," said Liticker. "You have curfews. You can't do all the things the other kids do."

Medina and Liticker know their childhoods are over, but thanks to Cafe Momentum, not their futures.

"This downtown restaurant staffed by at-risk youth who serve as waiters and cooks is much more than a 'feel good' non-profit," said Cafe Momentum founder Chad Houser.

Seven years ago, Houser came up with the idea for the restaurant, taking his skills as a chef and turning it into something more.

"I realized at that time, not to the extent that I know now, but it was pretty obvious pretty quick that no one really does anything for these kids," said Houser. "There's not a whole lot of services and programs for a population of kids that have been deemed 'throw away' by society."

NBC 5, Telemundo 39 in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation awarded Cafe Momentum a $25,000 grant for its work with the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department.

In 12 months, the young men at Cafe Momentum learn life skills and job skills.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 67.5 percent of offenders in the United States were rearrested in the first three years of being released from behind bars.

Houser works with hundreds of youth in the Dallas area that had the option through the courts to join Cafe Momentum. So far, only 11 of them were sent back to jail.

"For me it's an incredible feeling, but more than just saying, 'Yeah, we kept them out of jail,'" said Houser. "It's...creating opportunity for amazing individuals. Every single one of these kids are incredible. They're smart. They're charismatic. They're hard working and they really truly care. They've literally just never give opportunity."

The young workers at Cafe Momentum are paid $10 an hour. They learn how to make fancy foods like grilled shrimp in hand torn pasta or smoked fried chicken with mashed potatoes. Guests are impressed.

"The food, I mean the way that these brothers prepare this stuff, I mean, this is good! This is good food," said Cafe Momentum guest Marquis Hawkins.

Good food from guys trying to make a difference in their lives.

"The fact that I was locked up, helped me find this place and turned things around for me," said Medina.

"Now I'm really grateful and I'm trying to make [a] change so I can show the people that have been helping me that I really want to do something good with my life," said Liticker.

Cafe Momentum is located at 1510 Pacific Avenue at Akard in Dallas. It is open Thursday-Saturday from 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Click on this sentence to learn more about the restaurant. Or call 214-303-1234.

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<![CDATA[Promise House Puts Homeless Teens On New Track]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:14:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Promise_House_Door.jpg

At 24-years-old, Anita Crethers can tell you a thing or two about hard times.

Her parents both had drinking problems. And at 13-years-old, Crethers came home from school to find her mother had died of a heart attack.

"That was hard," said Crethers. "I actually found out how life was not to have someone there to guard you. My dad was so grief stricken so he wasn't 100 percent there anymore."

"I didn't have anyone who wanted to take me in," said Crethers. "None of my family wanted anything to do with me. So I was basically homeless."

Crethers became pregnant. And at 14-years-old she turned to the streets of Oak Cliff. She broke into and slept in abandoned houses.

"Some [houses] I would go in and there's still furniture," said Crethers. "And sometimes the lights were still connected or the water still ran and that's where I stayed for the night. My teachers never knew I was sleeping somewhere other than home."

"I worked jobs that weren't actually supposed to hire children," said Crethers. "I tried to make money as possibly as I could to survive."

Around the same time, someone mentioned the program that would change Crethers' life forever -- Promise House in Dallas.

"They gave me a room. They gave me parenting classes," said Crethers.

Dr. Ashley Lind runs Promise House, which serves more than 5000 homeless children and young adults, ages 0-24, every year.  

"Promise House works with the teenagers who are homeless without a guardian," said Dr. Lind. "So the main goal is to get them to school and to get them the food and support they might need when they're not at school."

Promise House partners with Dallas Independent School District to operate six weekly drop-in centers for the 2,242 homeless students enrolled in Dallas ISD schools.  NBC 5, Telemundo 39 in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation awarded Promise House a $50,000 grant to support the drop-in program.

Children receive free counseling and packages with food that can be eaten after school. At night, Promise House counselors drive around looking for children on the streets. The agency provides temporary and permanent housing. 

Inside Wesley Inn, Crethers learned how to raise her two children, how to cook and manage a schedule.

"When I got to Promise House it started to stick," said Crethers. "I could catch my breath and I had someone to help me and say 'we're here for you. We'll help you. We know what you're going through'."

Crethers has since graduated from college and for the past year has become independent. For the first time in life, she calls the shots. 

"They continue to help," said Crethers. "Their mission is to help and they're not going anywhere 'cause their passion is to help!"

Click on this sentence to learn about Promise House.

If you are a young person in crisis, call (214) 941-8578.



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<![CDATA[Consumer Help and Investigations on the NBCDFW App]]> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:12:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbcdfw+app+investigations.jpg NBC 5's Deanna Dewberry explains how the NBCDFW app helps save you money and works for you with content from NBC 5 Responds and NBC 5 Investigates.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Robert Wilonsky: Starck Club]]> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:04:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wilonsky-starck.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Robert Wilonsky discusses the demolition of a 120-year-old Dallas building that houses popular '80s dance club The Starck Club.]]> <![CDATA[Storm Photos - December 30, 2015]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:11:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Damage-Thumb-123015.jpg Photos from David Booten and Erin Wash taken after deadly tornadoes tore through Texas were shown on NBC 5 First at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[How to Use Weather Features on the NBCDFW App]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:10:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbcdfw+app+severe+wx+alerts.jpg NBC 5's Brian James explains how to use the weather features on the NBCDFW app.

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<![CDATA[How to Get Notifications on the NBCDFW App]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:51:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc+5+push+notifications.jpg NBC 5's Kris Gutierrez explains how to receive push notifications on the NBCDFW app.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Maria Halkias: Disaster Recovery]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:58:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/halkias-disaster.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Maria Halkias provides the perspective of someone who's gone through the aftermath of a disaster and talks about what's next for the victims of recent tornadoes in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dave Lieber: Tornado Scams]]> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:48:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lieber-roof.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Watchdog Dave Lieber provides tips for protecting yourself after destructive events like tornadoes.

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<![CDATA[Staff Sgt. Andre Calder]]> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 18:45:31 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/andre_calder_6p_1200x675_591716419876.jpg Staff Sgt. Andre Calder says Merry Christmas to Mom and Dad in Dallas from England.]]> <![CDATA[Texas Connects Us Promo]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:10:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PM_MOS_30_1200x675_560425539998.jpg NBC 5 Texas Connects Us!]]> <![CDATA[SGM Michael Matt]]> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 18:44:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sgm_michael_matt_sk_6p_1200x675_591715907705.jpg SGM Michael Matt wishes a Merry Christmas to friends and family in Fort Worth from South Korea]]> <![CDATA[Texas Connects Us Campaign MOS AM]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:56:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AM_MOS_30_1200x675_593118787856.jpg Texas Connects Us!]]> <![CDATA[Christmas Photos - December 25, 2015]]> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 17:19:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Christmas-vid-4p-122515.jpg Logan, Everett, Abbey and Roscoe were featured during the Christmas Photos segment on Christmas Day.]]> <![CDATA[Merry Meltdowns - December 25, 2015]]> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 16:45:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Meltdown-vid-122515.jpg Mark Daniel, Eleanor, Addie and Sammie as well as Sadie Marie were featured during the Merry Meltdowns segment on Christmas Day.]]> <![CDATA[Merry Meltdowns - NBC 5's Julie Fine]]> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 22:48:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MerryMeltdown-Julie-10P-122415_1200x675_591509571523.jpg NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine and her sister, Lisa, appear in this bonus edition of Merry Meltdowns on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Photos - December 24, 2015]]> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:58:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Holiday-Vid-122415.jpg Clarissa, Sierra and Gabriella as well as Grace and a dog named Waffles were featured during the Holiday photos segment on Thursday, December 24, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Merry Meltdowns - December 24, 2015]]> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:42:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Meltdowns-Vid-122415.jpg Morgan, Sawyer and Taylor and Kayden were featured during the Merry Meltdowns segment on Thursday, December 24, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[The DMN's Rudy Bush: Dallas Development]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:46:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bush-trinity.jpg The Dallas Morning News government editor Rudy Bush discusses all the things he sees going right for Dallas.]]>