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Fast Cars, Easy Money Fueled DCS Corruption

Fast Cars, Easy Money Fueled DCS Corruption

From fast cars to expensive art and wads of cash, court documents detail the items seized from the men who have pleaded guilty in the Dallas County Schools Corruption case. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
Where Did the Money Go? Property Seized in Dallas County Schools Scandal

Where Did the Money Go? Property Seized in Dallas County Schools Scandal

On Aug. 9, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox announced the guilty pleas of Force Multiplier Solutions owner Robert Leonard and Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway. Cox said between 2011 and...

Could Scandal Probe Widen? “Absolutely Yes,” Ex-FBI Agent Says

Could Scandal Probe Widen? “Absolutely Yes,” Ex-FBI Agent Says

Dwaine Caraway started the week as one of Dallas’ most powerful elected officials. He ended it as an admitted conspirator who will help the government further unravel a criminal enterprise that cost taxpayers millions of dollars... Read More

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Pleads Guilty to Charges

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Pleads Guilty to Charges

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, online court records show. Caraway is the second highest ranking official in the city of Dallas.

Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Enters Guilty Plea on Bribery Charge

Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Enters Guilty Plea on Bribery Charge

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, the second most powerful official at city hall, is headed to federal prison after admitting to receiving nearly $500,000 in bribes and kickbacks tied to the Dallas County Schools scandal. Read More

DPS Wait Times
Monday, Aug 6, 2018
Texas Drivers License Offices Struggle to Serve Customers

Texas Drivers License Offices Struggle to Serve Customers

Drivers License Offices in booming North Texas are struggling to keep up with growing population, even after promised improvements in the wake of NBC 5 Investigates reports 6 years ago. Read More

Dallas County Schools Closes Down, FBI Probe, Debts Linger

Dallas County Schools Closes Down, FBI Probe, Debts Linger

It’s been around for 170 years, the last two cloaked in controversy, but Tuesday spelled the end for Dallas County Schools. Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Racketeering in Downfall of DCS

Lawsuit Alleges Racketeering in Downfall of DCS

The committee picked to shut down Dallas County Schools has filed a lawsuit against the people and companies it says led to the bus agency's demise, alleging they "collectively conspired to create an illegal enterprise in exchange... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
Flawed Engine Blade Found at Other Carriers, Southwest Says

Flawed Engine Blade Found at Other Carriers, Southwest Says

A few flawed engine blades have been found on planes from several airlines, with inspections underway in hopes of preventing another disaster like the one that occurred on a Southwest Airlines flight in April. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
TRE Risks Shutdown, Behind on New Safety System

TRE Risks Shutdown, Behind on New Safety System

The Trinity Railway Express is behind schedule to install "positive train control" safety equipment, which is required by the Federal Railroad Administration. In fact, the TRE is so far behind, it is in danger of missing a December... Read More

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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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