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FBI Docs Reveal Details of Alleged Bribe to Dwaine Caraway

FBI Docs Reveal Details of Alleged Bribe to Dwaine Caraway

With the government listening in, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway told developer Ruel Hamilton over the phone that he needed "$6,200 today" to pay his medical bills, according to federal court papers filed on Thursday. Read More

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CBD Confusion
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Digest: NBC 5 Investigates Legality of CBD Oil

Digest: NBC 5 Investigates Legality of CBD Oil

If you've been out at all recently, you've likely seen the newest health craze -- CBD oil. But is it legal in Texas? Well, that depends on who you ask. NBC 5 Investigates takes a look at the issue. Read More

Granger Out as Top Manager of FW’s Panther Island Project

Granger Out as Top Manager of FW’s Panther Island Project

Major management changes at the embattled Trinity River Vision Authority included the removal of its executive director, J.D. Granger, who had headed up the “Panther Island” project since its beginning more than a dozen years ago. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
Key Witness 'Intimidated' in Dallas Corruption Case, Defense Says

Key Witness 'Intimidated' in Dallas Corruption Case, Defense Says

Defense lawyers for accused developer Ruel Hamilton filed federal court papers Thursday saying their client did, indeed, give money to former Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, but that it was a heartfelt gesture – not a bribe. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019
New Dallas FBI SAC Tackles Challenging 'Threat to Life' Tips

New Dallas FBI SAC Tackles Challenging 'Threat to Life' Tips

New Dallas FBI SAC looks to improve threat assessment teams and tackling the challenge of following up on more and more "threat to life" tips. Read More

CBD Confusion
Monday, Sep 23, 2019
Using CBD Once Cost Federal Agent His Job

Using CBD Once Cost Federal Agent His Job

A former federal agent in North Texas now regrets taking CBD oil, just a dropper full, because he said it wrecked his career in law enforcement. Read More

Former Dallas County Schools Superintendent Heads to Prison

Former Dallas County Schools Superintendent Heads to Prison

Rick Sorrells, the former superintendent of the now-gone Dallas County Schools, has a new home – federal prison. Read More

Documents Show Caraway Took Bribes From Undercover FBI Agent

Documents Show Caraway Took Bribes From Undercover FBI Agent

Newly released documents show Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted bribes from an undercover FBI agent in 2017 - at a time when the FBI’s investigation into the DCS scandal was just getting underway. Read More

Former DCS Super. Rick Sorrells To Be Sentenced Wednesday

Former DCS Super. Rick Sorrells To Be Sentenced Wednesday

Rick Sorrells, the disgraced former superintendent of Dallas County Schools, arrives at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse Wednesday morning to be sentenced to federal prison for his role in the corruption scandal that destroyed the 172-year-old school bus agency in November 2017.

Former DCS Official Sentenced for  'Unforgivable' Conduct

Former DCS Official Sentenced for 'Unforgivable' Conduct

Rick Sorrells, the disgraced former superintendent of Dallas County Schools, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Wednesday morning for his role in the corruption scandal that destroyed the 172-year-old school bus agency... Read More

Top Investigations
  • An Old Pipe Caused a Massive Blast. Then Came the Acid Leak

    Thousands of pounds of deadly hydrofluoric acid escaped into the atmosphere following the massive June 21 blast at the now-shuttered gas refinery in South Philadelphia, according to a new federal report.

  • California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

    The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The power shutdown...

  • Elder Abuse Cases Likely to Remain 'Open' Investigations

    Every year more than 9,000 cases of elder abuse are reported in San Diego County and data shows the crime is often underreported and difficult to fight in court, leaving a majority of cases "open" investigations. Experts...

  • ICE Agents Violate Rules That Protect Immigrant Vets

    Even though the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has policies in place that can protect immigrant U.S. veterans from deportation, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned that ICE officials have not regularly...

  • Delta Employee Arrested in $250,000 Heist at JFK Airport

    A Delta Airlines employee has been arrested in connection with the case of $250,000 in cash that apparently vanished from John F. Kennedy Airport as it was being transferred onto one of the airline's flights en route to Florida, a...

  • Brain Exams Aim to Predict Violent Behavior, Stop Killers

    Cutting-edge research is revealing new ways to potentially prevent violent acts, including mass shootings, years before the thought of violence ever crosses the minds of murderers. A study of roughly 1,000 prisoners revealed...

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Awards

2017 Peabody Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage - Large Market Television
"Fire in the Attic"

2015 The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2014 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2013 National News and Documentary Emmy Award
Outstanding Regional News Story - Investigative Reporting
"Driven to Distraction"

2012 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
"Critical Delays: Dallas County's Response to the West Nile Epidemic"

See all awards won by NBC 5 Investigates here.

 

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