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Former DCS Super. Rick Sorrells Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former DCS Super. Rick Sorrells Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former Dallas County Schools Superintendent Rick Sorrells could face 10 years behind bars after admitting in court documents he received $3 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for school bus camera contracts. Read More

Dallas County Official Mum On Friend She Once Praised

Dallas County Official Mum On Friend She Once Praised

Dallas County Treasurer Pauline Medrano has gone silent on her relationship with businessman Robert Leonard, who is now under FBI investigation in a corruption case at Dallas County Schools. Read More

DCS Closer to Selling Piles of Unused Bus Cameras

DCS Closer to Selling Piles of Unused Bus Cameras

The state appointed committee that is shutting down Dallas County Schools (DCS) is a step closer to selling piles of school bus camera equipment stacked in a warehouse and never used. All of it bought at taxpayer expense. Read More

Stacks of DCS School Bus Cameras Remain Unused

Stacks of DCS School Bus Cameras Remain Unused

In a large warehouse on the south side of Dallas, millions of dollars in unused camera equipment remains stuffed in boxes – row after row – all paid for by taxpayers. Read More

Emails Tie Dwaine Caraway to Failed DCS Real Estate Deal

Emails Tie Dwaine Caraway to Failed DCS Real Estate Deal

Records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates raise new questions about Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and his relationship with two men at the center of the FBI corruption investigation at Dallas County Schools. Read More

DCS' Budget Shortfall at $16M is Double Expectations

DCS' Budget Shortfall at $16M is Double Expectations

Big buses, bigger money troubles for the committee that's working to shut down Dallas County Schools. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Firefighters Have Unmet Emotional, Mental Health Need: Study

Firefighters Have Unmet Emotional, Mental Health Need: Study

In his more than 25 years as firefighter in Stamford, Connecticut, Capt. Jacques Roy thought he could handle anything – until the smoke cleared from a devastating fire that killed three children and their grandparents. “I was the... Read More

Two Call for Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway to Resign

Two Call for Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway to Resign

Two former political candidates called for Dallas City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway to step down Wednesday following an NBC 5 Investigates report. Read More

Man in DCS Bribery Investigation Appears in Federal Court

Man in DCS Bribery Investigation Appears in Federal Court

Slater Swartwood Sr., the only person charged in the ongoing corruption investigation at Dallas County Schools, appeared in federal court on Tuesday, agreeing to plead guilty in a money laundering conspiracy. Read More

New Questions Over Caraway Connections to Men in FBI Probe

New Questions Over Caraway Connections to Men in FBI Probe

Records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates raise new questions about Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and his relationship with two men at the center of the FBI corruption investigation at Dallas County Schools. 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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