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Behind the Cameras: The Fall of Dallas County Schools

Behind the Cameras: The Fall of Dallas County Schools

In this one hour special, learn how money that was supposed to keep children safe wound up in the pockets of a public official and cost hundreds of people their jobs. Read More

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Judge Approves Dallas County Schools' Payment Plan

Judge Approves Dallas County Schools' Payment Plan

Embattled Dallas County Schools received some good news Tuesday - court approval of DCS' plan to pay off more than $100 million in debt. Read More

Monday, May 14, 2018
DCS Plans to Sue for Lost Tax Dollars

DCS Plans to Sue for Lost Tax Dollars

There’s a new plan to recover money for taxpayers in the wake of the scandal at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Monday, May 7, 2018
Feds Expand Investigation of Dallas County Schools

Feds Expand Investigation of Dallas County Schools

Another federal agency has joined the FBI in investigating the financial disaster at Dallas County Schools, with the focus being on whether investors were misled into believing they could profit from buying DCS bonds. Read More

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
NBC 5 Honored With Peabody Award for Dallas County Schools Bus Investigation

NBC 5 Honored With Peabody Award for Dallas County Schools Bus Investigation

KXAS-TV was awarded a 2017 Peabody Award for its extensive NBC 5 Investigates series, “Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride,” the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication... Read More

Monday, Apr 2, 2018
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

Monday, Mar 5, 2018
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

Friday, Mar 2, 2018
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

Monday, Feb 26, 2018
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

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
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

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  • SF Mayor: 'There’s More Feces ... Than I’ve Ever Seen'

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in her first one-on-one interview since taking office, said homeless advocacy groups that receive funding from the city need to better educate the homeless to "clean up after themselves." "I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood," Breed told the Investigative Unit, referencing her conversations with nonprofit groups aimed at serving the homeless. When pressed about whether her plan calls for harsher penalties against those who litter or defecate on city streets, Breed said "I didn’t express anything about a penalty." Instead, the mayor said she has encouraged nonprofits "to talk to their clients, who, unfortunately, were mostly responsible for the conditions of our streets."

  • Officer Down: Support Teams Help Officers After Responses to Traumatic Events

    Brian Fleming’s PowerPoint begins, startlingly, with an image showing a bloody tangle of people on Boylston Street and two Boston Police officers edging toward them. “They’re waiting for the second bomb. They’re a little hesitant,” Fleming said. Sgt. Fleming, now retired, ran the Boston Police Department SWAT unit. He also served, then and now, as a peer-to-peer support officer, a critical role to support officers who respond to traumatic events and to prevent suicide. Police officer suicide is a quiet crisis across the country, last year claiming more officers than on-duty deaths. Support officers and incident debriefings are meant to get officers to talk about their emotional response to traumatic events and determine whether they need counseling for depression or PTSD, which can lead to suicide.

  • Man Assaulted Officer Outside White House After Rally: Feds

    A U.S. Secret Service officer was injured in an assault while on patrol outside the White House on Saturday shortly after the major immigration rally in Lafayette Park, according to newly filed federal court records. Steven Carmona is accused of illegally parking his BMW along Pennsylvania Avenue, moving a bicycle rack-style security barrier erected for the rally and screaming at the officers "Where is the president?" according to a Secret Service affidavit obtained by the News4 I-Team. The court filings say that after Secret Service officers tried to stop Carmona for illegal parking, Carmona moved the security barrier and then punched an officer in the jaw and the left eye. Two officers took Carmona to the ground and placed leg shackles on him because they said he was kicking at the officers, according to the affidavit.

  • Giant 'Darknet' Bust Yields 40 Arrests, $20M+ in Guns, Drugs

    Authorities arrested 40 people and seized more than $20 million in guns, drugs, cars, gold and cryptocurrency after a massive, year-long undercover operation targeting underground activity on the Internet.

  • Texas-Mexico Border – 'The Last Stand'

    Over the past year, about 40 percent of undocumented immigrants caught crossing the United States' southern border were apprehended along a 300-mile stretch of the Rio Grande Valley. After President Trump dispatched the National Guard to the RGV, NBC 5 Investigates went along to observe the patrols.

  • NY Grand Jury Convened in Harvey Weinstein Case: Sources

    A grand jury in New York has been convened and witnesses are being called in connection with sex abuse allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, several sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News. The sources say that a state grand jury in Manhattan will hear evidence in the Weinstein case which is being presented with witness testimony and other evidence.

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Awards

2015

Lone Star Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter
Investigative Report Single Story: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Military: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Education/Schools: “The Texas High School Helmet Tracker”

The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage
"Fire in the Attic"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Multimedia Project,
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Best Investigation, Broadcast Large Market
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

Texas AP Broadcasters Award: Best Investigation
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

See all awards won by NBC 5 Investigates here.

 

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