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Dissolution Committee Abolished, Chapter Closes on DCS

Dissolution Committee Abolished, Chapter Closes on DCS

Texas legislators passed SB2018 this week, the final chapter in shutting down Dallas County Schools. Read More

Robert Leonard Sentenced to Prison in DCS Bribery Scandal

Robert Leonard Sentenced to Prison in DCS Bribery Scandal

Robert Leonard, a central player in what federal prosecutors say may be "the largest domestic public corruption case in history," has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the Dallas County Schools school... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
JPS Hit by 'So Many Elevators Down' Before Nurse's Injury

JPS Hit by 'So Many Elevators Down' Before Nurse's Injury

Internal emails between JPS and the company hired to maintain its elevators, thyssenkrupp, show that Elevator 29 was just one of many with lingering problems, long before a nurse was hurt on Jan. 20. Read More

CBD Confusion
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Lt. Gov. Patrick Wants Texas CBD To Be ‘The Real Deal’: Sen.

Lt. Gov. Patrick Wants Texas CBD To Be ‘The Real Deal’: Sen.

At a Senate Committee hearing in Austin Tuesday, a state senator offered some insight into a lingering question at the capitol: What does Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) think about efforts to legalize CBD oil? Read More

Former Dallas Councilman Dwaine Caraway Reports to Prison

Former Dallas Councilman Dwaine Caraway Reports to Prison

Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is scheduled to report to federal prison Tuesday morning. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
CBD Arrests Flying High at DFW Airport

CBD Arrests Flying High at DFW Airport

As Texas legislators work towards possibly making CBD legal in the state, confiscation of the oil by federal officers has "skyrocketed" this year at DFW Airport, NBC 5 Investigates has learned. Read More

CBD Confusion
Monday, Apr 22, 2019
Bill Legalizing CBD Passes House, Heads to Senate

Bill Legalizing CBD Passes House, Heads to Senate

CBD oil is a step closer to being legalized in Texas after legislators in the House voted on Tuesday to allow people to buy it without fear of being arrested. The bill cleared the House with no one opposing it, paving the way for... Read More

Dallas Mayor Surprised by Punishment For Ex-DCS Board Pres.

Dallas Mayor Surprised by Punishment For Ex-DCS Board Pres.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was surprised and dismayed that the former board president of Dallas County Schools is not going to prison for his role in the DCS criminal conspiracy. Read More

Investigations
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
Lawmaker Urges Gas Meter Oversight to Keep Public Safe

Lawmaker Urges Gas Meter Oversight to Keep Public Safe

A Texas lawmaker is pushing for stronger oversight of potentially dangerous gas meters that are within striking distance of passing motorists, after NBC 5 Investigates and the Dallas Morning News reported areas of concern. Read More

Former DCS Board President Larry Duncan Sentenced

Former DCS Board President Larry Duncan Sentenced

Larry Duncan, the former board president of Dallas County Schools, is sentenced to six months of home confinement and three years of probation after pleading guilty to tax evasion in the Dallas County Schools criminal conspiracy. Read More

Top Investigations
  • Dispute Over Signed 'Hamilton' Poster Triggers Lawsuit

    A dispute over a signed poster from the cast of "Hamilton" has triggered a $1 million lawsuit against the Kennedy Center by one of its managers. The wildly popular musical performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C.

  • Student Pushes for Planes to Carry Auto-Injectors

    A Chicago-area college student has mounted a one-woman campaign to equip airliners with potentially life-saving drugs, after an episode where she says she became ill after ingesting a nut on a flight from Boston to Chicago. “My...

  • Calif. Utility Found 250K Problems During Camp Fire Inspections

    Pacific Gas and Electric officials announced Wednesday that crews found 1,200 critical threats and took more than 250,000 corrective actions in response to post-Camp Fire safety inspections, leading to the permanent shutdown of the...

  • Man in Times Square Gun Case Feared 'Looney Tunes' Label

    A man has been under investigation by the New York FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) because he allegedly discussed wanting to set off an explosive device in Times Square, three law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York...

  • Delta Employees Say New Uniforms Are Giving Them Rashes

    Delta Air Lines employees are speaking out after they say the company’s new uniforms have given some of them rashes and breathing problems. The airline unveiled its new line of uniforms for its employees last May.

  • Common Police Field Tests Can’t Distinguish Between CBD, Pot

    The popularity of CBD products is on the rise, with an increasing number of state legislatures following a federal move to legalize marijuana’s hemp cousin. But the News4 I-Team has learned the field tests commonly used by...

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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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