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Dallas County Schools Scandal Ringleader Behind Bars

Robert Leonard, the businessman at the center of the Dallas County Schools scandal has reported to federal prison. Read More

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May 31, 2019
Even After Stealing From Public, Officials Keep Pensions

Even After Stealing From Public, Officials Keep Pensions

Rick Sorrells is a disgraced former school administrator, an admitted criminal, a soon-to-be resident of the federal prison system and, despite all of that, he is eligible to receive his full state pension. Read More

May 16, 2019
Dissolution Committee Abolished, Chapter Closes on DCS

Dissolution Committee Abolished, Chapter Closes on DCS

Texas legislators passed SB2018 this week, the final chapter in shutting down Dallas County Schools. Read More

May 14, 2019
Robert Leonard Sentenced to Prison in DCS Bribery Scandal

Robert Leonard Sentenced to Prison in DCS Bribery Scandal

Robert Leonard, a central player in what federal prosecutors say may be "the largest domestic public corruption case in history," has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the Dallas County Schools school... Read More

Jun 28, 2019
Man Behind the Cameras To Be Sentenced in DCS Scandal

Man Behind the Cameras To Be Sentenced in DCS Scandal

As he awaits his sentencing, just the mention of Robert Leonard, a central player in a scandal that rocked Dallas City Hall and killed a once-reputable school agency, continues to stir the anger from the people hurt by corruption. Read More

Apr 5, 2019
Dwaine Caraway Blames Duncan in Sidebar Chat With NBC 5

Dwaine Caraway Blames Duncan in Sidebar Chat With NBC 5

After receiving more than 4 1/2 years in federal prison for public corruption, former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway pulled aside a member of NBC 5 Investigates Friday afternoon and placed much of the blame on someone else. Read More

Apr 5, 2019
Dwaine Caraway Sentenced to 4.6 Years Behind Bars, Fine

Dwaine Caraway Sentenced to 4.6 Years Behind Bars, Fine

The fall from power for Dwaine Caraway is complete after the former Dallas City Councilman and mayor pro tem was sentenced to 4.6 years behind bars Friday for his role in the $100 million criminal conspiracy that shut down... Read More

Apr 9, 2019
Former DCS Board President Larry Duncan Sentenced

Former DCS Board President Larry Duncan Sentenced

Larry Duncan, the former board president of Dallas County Schools, is sentenced to six months of home confinement and three years of probation after pleading guilty to tax evasion in the Dallas County Schools criminal conspiracy. Read More

Apr 4, 2019
Dwaine Caraway Sentencing Set for Friday

Dwaine Caraway Sentencing Set for Friday

Sentencing will begin Friday for former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway who has pleaded guilty in one of the most public corruption cases in Dallas history. Read More

Mar 22, 2019
Key Figure in DCS Corruption Case Returns to a Dallas Court

Key Figure in DCS Corruption Case Returns to a Dallas Court

The once-powerful businessman who helped steer a multi-million-dollar school bus scandal was back in a Dallas courtroom Friday, this time as a witness for his ex-wife. Read More

Top Investigations
  • FDA Plans to Track 'High Risk' Foods to Prevent Outbreaks

    After 67 cases of E. coli in 19 states, including some cases of kidney failure, have been tied to romaine lettuce out of California, the FDA has agreed to create a system to prevent future outbreaks. The latest outbreak comes a year after tainted romaine on the Central California coast sickened people ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Suspicious Companies May Be Exploiting Student Visa Program

    A months-long joint investigation between NBC Bay Area and NBC News found thousands of foreign students may have used false employment records at more than a dozen potential shell companies to illegally stay in the country after attending American universities. Many of those students may have used the companies as steppingstones to land jobs at major U.S. firms, according to government officials and an analysis of student LinkedIn profiles.

  • Man Strips Naked Inside Senate Office Building

    A man entered a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday afternoon and stripped fully nude, police say. The 26-year-old Capitol Hill resident fully disrobed inside the Russell Senate Office Building, a police affidavit obtained by the News4 I-Team says. He was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police and faces a charge of indecent exposure.

  • Insiders Accuse Charity of Cashing in on Sex Trafficking Concerns

    For years, nonprofit Saved in America has branded itself as one answer to the growing problem of minors caught in the underground industry of sex trafficking. Using former Navy SEALs and law enforcement volunteers, the organization’s flashy image has received national publicity and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. But in the last three months, the organization has received a fair deal of criticism.

  • How LA Could Get the Homeless Off Its Streets

    New York City has achieved what many once thought was impossible: getting most of its homeless population off the streets and under a roof. New York now has only 6% of its homeless living outside, compared to 75% still on the streets in Los Angeles.

  • Maryland Widow Suing State for Mix-Up Over Husband’s Remains

    A widow is suing Maryland state officials after receiving the wrong remains for her husband who had donated his body to science. In the lawsuit filed Monday in Baltimore, Carmen Keggins alleges the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Anatomy Board were negligent in their handling of Brian Keggins’ remains. Brian Keggins died of complications from ALS in 2015.

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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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