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Feds Allege $3M in Bribes, Kickbacks Paid to Top DCS Official

Feds Allege $3M in Bribes, Kickbacks Paid to Top DCS Official

Federal prosecutors have filed charges in a months-long investigation into huge financial losses at Dallas County Schools, the troubled busing agency voters elected to shut down earlier this year. Read More

DCS Asked Vendor to Donate to Superintendent's Charity

DCS Asked Vendor to Donate to Superintendent's Charity

An assistant superintendent at Dallas County Schools asked a vendor last year to make large donations to a Dallas charity group which, at the time, was led by DCS superintendent Rick Sorrells, NBC 5 has learned. Read More

Vendor Emails Describe Gifts for Ex-President of DCS

Vendor Emails Describe Gifts for Ex-President of DCS

Emails obtained by NBC 5 Investigates reveal gifts provided by bus camera vendor Force Multiplier Solutions to Larry Duncan when he was board president at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Report: Ex-DCS Leaders Fail to Participate in Internal Audit

Report: Ex-DCS Leaders Fail to Participate in Internal Audit

NBC 5 Investigates has obtained a copy of a new critical report probing the financial mess at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Councilman Silent on His Role at Embattled School Bus Agency

Councilman Silent on His Role at Embattled School Bus Agency

When Omar Narvaez was elected last summer to the Dallas City Council, questions followed about his role as a board member for the embattled Dallas County Schools agency. Read More

Report Suggests 'Criminal Conduct' With Past DCS Leadership

Report Suggests 'Criminal Conduct' With Past DCS Leadership

A critical analysis, withheld for months by the former administrators of the Dallas County Schools bus agency, suggests crimes were committed in a deal that cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Read More

DCS Hires Dissolution CEO, Drivers Express Worry

DCS Hires Dissolution CEO, Drivers Express Worry

A state-appointed dissolution committee hired a CEO for Dallas County Schools Wednesday who assured employees that they would find a way to keep the agency running until next year. Read More

Troubled Bus Agency DCS Begins Process of Shutting Down

Troubled Bus Agency DCS Begins Process of Shutting Down

In an emotional exchange of goodbyes, board members for Dallas County Schools held their last meeting Tuesday, ending more than a century of existence for an agency that bused kids to schools in North Texas. Read More

DCS Bus Drivers Threaten to Walk Off Job Over Pay Questions

DCS Bus Drivers Threaten to Walk Off Job Over Pay Questions

Some Dallas County Schools bus drivers are threatening to walk off the job following Tuesday's vote to phase out the financially troubled bus agency. Read More

DISD Super Reassures Parents, Drivers After DCS Shut Down

DISD Super Reassures Parents, Drivers After DCS Shut Down

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is reassuring parents and drivers that buses will be running next fall. 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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