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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

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Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
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

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
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

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
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

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
School Crossing Guard Program in Jeopardy With DCS Closure

School Crossing Guard Program in Jeopardy With DCS Closure

Who will provide school crossing guard service in Dallas next school year is in dispute with the demise of troubled school bus agency Dallas County Schools. Read More

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
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

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
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

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
DCS Drivers Worry About Their Future And Their Kids

DCS Drivers Worry About Their Future And Their Kids

Drivers for school bus agency Dallas County Schools said Tuesday they are worried about their future and who will transport the kids they serve as their employer faces closure. Read More

Friday, Nov 10, 2017
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

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
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

Top Investigations
  • Deputy AG Rosenstein Says He's Satisfied With Mueller's Work

    The U.S. Department of Justice official who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election said he is satisfied with the special counsel’s work. When the News4 I-Team asked Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was satisfied with the work thus far of the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel, Rosenstein said yes. Rosenstein, a longtime former U.S. attorney in Maryland, told the I-Team he was limited in explaining why he was satisfied with the special counsel’s work. “When we conduct criminal investigations -- just as was true in Maryland - we don’t talk about the investigation while it’s ongoing," he said. "So what the American people will see is only if and when a case is charged. And there are several cases that have been charged to date.”

  • No, Facebook Is Not Listening in on You

    Facebook users are wondering why they're getting Facebook ads regarding things they talk about but don't type. Is Facebook listening in through people's cellphone microphone? The company says no. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

  • Secret Recordings Show NY Heating Oil Firms Ripping Off Buyers

    The audio recordings are enough to make a homeowner cringe. For the first time, New Yorkers are hearing the secretly recorded conversations of oil truck drivers, as they plot to steal from unsuspecting customers. Video and audio recordings obtained by the I-Team from recent law enforcement investigations show heating oil truck drivers at times blowing air instead of oil into customers' tanks in a scheme called "shorting." Customers routinely got deliveries of 10 to 20 percent air, but paid for 100 percent of the oil heating delivery bill. The stolen oil remaining in the fuel trucks is then sold on the black market, according to a home heating oil delivery driver who asked not to be named but decided to speak out to the I-Team, saying too many customers were getting ripped off. “It’s happening, it happens to this day,” said the delivery driver. “It’s being done.”

  • 350 Firearms Lost or Stolen From DC-Area Police Since 2011

    More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

  • Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence

    Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people prohibited from possessing guns. Many are later used to injure and kill. A yearlong investigation by The Trace and more than a dozen NBC TV stations identified more than 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016 — the vast majority connected with crimes. That tally, based on an analysis of police records from hundreds of jurisdictions, includes more than 1,500 carjackings and kidnappings, armed robberies at stores and banks, sexual assaults and murders, and other violent acts committed in cities from coast to coast.

  • 264 Congressional Accountability Act Settlements in 20 Years

    Amid reports of sexual harassment allegations on Capitol Hill, Congress’ Office of Compliance (OOC) released a report that shows 264 settlements over violations of workplace rights in the past 20 years, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Since 1997, over $17 million has been paid out from an account of the Office in the Treasury of the United States for the payment of awards and settlements, according to the OOC.

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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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