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Monday, Nov 19, 2018
Kay Granger's Family Ties to Panther Island 'Looks Terrible'

Kay Granger's Family Ties to Panther Island 'Looks Terrible'

Key figures behind Fort Worth’s billion-dollar flood protection project, known as "Panther Island," are U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, her son J.D. Granger and, now, J.D.’s fiancée, Shanna Cate – a trio with power to help shape the... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
Cornyn: Money Not Likely Without Study on Panther Island

Cornyn: Money Not Likely Without Study on Panther Island

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn added his voice to the growing number of people who are suggesting Fort Worth’s“Panther Island” project needs a more detailed analysis to determine its benefits to taxpayers if the project is to receive... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
Records Show Feds Raised Doubts About Funding Panther Island

Records Show Feds Raised Doubts About Funding Panther Island

On paper, Fort Worth’s Panther Island looks like a shiny urban oasis, rising from the banks of a rerouted Trinity River. But for now, in reality, it’s an assembly of dirt piles and partially built bridges, all over dry land,... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
Assault Victim: 'Sometimes the Law Is Not Always on Our Side

Assault Victim: 'Sometimes the Law Is Not Always on Our Side

Texas remains among only a few states in the country that still don’t recognize inappropriate touching, for sexual gratification, as a jailable offense, according to a study by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault,... Read More

DCS Scammer Made Connections Via Dallas County Treasurer

DCS Scammer Made Connections Via Dallas County Treasurer

The story on how school bus camera supplier Robert Leonard met California Secretary of State Alex Padilla involves Dallas County Treasurer Pauline Medrano. Read More

DCS Swindler Lived High in Hollywood -- At Your Expense

DCS Swindler Lived High in Hollywood -- At Your Expense

In the glittering sun of Santa Monica, Robert Leonard, owner of a school bus camera company, lived a second life. While bribing public officials in Dallas, he rented high-priced property adjacent to Hollywood's elite. Read More

Former DCS Board President Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Former DCS Board President Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Former Dallas County Schools Board President Larry Duncan has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, NBC 5 Investigates has learned. Read More

Investigations
Monday, Oct 22, 2018
DOJ, IRS, FBI Announces Larry Duncan Plea

DOJ, IRS, FBI Announces Larry Duncan Plea

Erin Nealy Cox, United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; SAC Eric Jackson, Dallas FBI and IRS SAC Tamra Cantu outline the guilty plea received Monday from former Dallas County Schools board president Larry Duncan.  

Thousands Angered by DISD Bus Service

Thousands Angered by DISD Bus Service

Since the beginning of the school year, thousands of parents have complained to the Dallas Independent School District about late school buses, dropped bus routes and, among other things, a customer service system that fails... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Sep 28, 2018
Scam Robocalls Are On the Rise, and Help May Be on the Way

Scam Robocalls Are On the Rise, and Help May Be on the Way

As unwanted calls continue to proliferate, many mobile phone users have simply stopped answering the phone. But new technology is on the horizon that could sharply cut the number of scam and spam calls we all receive... 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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