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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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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
Man in DCS Bribery Investigation Appears in Federal Court

Man in DCS Bribery Investigation Appears in Federal Court

Slater Swartwood Sr., the only person charged in the ongoing corruption investigation at Dallas County Schools, appeared in federal court on Tuesday, agreeing to plead guilty in a money laundering conspiracy. Read More

Monday, Feb 12, 2018
Dallas County Schools Sells Headquarters, Raises Cash

Dallas County Schools Sells Headquarters, Raises Cash

The dissolution committee appointed to close troubled bus agency Dallas County Schools sold the headquarters building Monday and took other steps to raise cash. Read More

Friday, Feb 9, 2018
New Questions Over Caraway Connections to Men in FBI Probe

New Questions Over Caraway Connections to Men in FBI Probe

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

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
Rawlings 2nd-Guesses Meeting With Man Now Under FBI Scrutiny

Rawlings 2nd-Guesses Meeting With Man Now Under FBI Scrutiny

As the leader of one of the largest cities in the United States, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings meets and greets a lot of people. He now has second thoughts about one of those introductions, and what he would do afterwards. Read More

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
Voters to Decide Dallas County Fee for Crossing Guards

Voters to Decide Dallas County Fee for Crossing Guards

Dallas County voters will decide in November whether to add a $1.50 on vehicle registrations to help pay for school crossing guards. Read More

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
Councilmen to Give Away Money From Bus Bribery Figures

Councilmen to Give Away Money From Bus Bribery Figures

Three Dallas City Council members said Thursday they will give up campaign donations they received from people connected to the ongoing bribery investigation at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
Bus Camera Co. Poured $$ Into Council Candidates' Campaigns

Bus Camera Co. Poured $$ Into Council Candidates' Campaigns

People tied to a Louisiana company at the center of a federal bribery case poured at least $78,000 into the campaigns of 15 Dallas City Council members according to a joint investigation by NBC 5 and The Dallas Morning News. Read More

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
School Districts Ready to Seize Bus Depots Sold by DCS

School Districts Ready to Seize Bus Depots Sold by DCS

School districts in Dallas and Lancaster are threatening to seize bus barns and bus lots that were controversially sold by busing operator Dallas County Schools. Read More

Friday, Jan 26, 2018
Rawlings: School Bus Camera Vote Among Council's 'Dumbest'

Rawlings: School Bus Camera Vote Among Council's 'Dumbest'

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings expressed regret that he and other members of the Dallas City Council voted in the past to advance the camera program at DCS. Read More

Top Investigations
  • 'You the Family Idiot': Powder Note Sent to Trump Jr. Home Revealed

    The white powder envelope addressed to Donald Trump Jr. that landed his wife, Vanessa, in the hospital after she opened it at her Manhattan apartment Monday contained seven short sentences and was rife with curses and insults, officials familiar with the case tell News 4. “You are an awful, awful person. I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV. You the family idiot. Eric looks smart," the letter read, according to officials familiar with the case. "This is the reason why people hate you. You are getting what you deserve. So shut the f--- up.”

  • Infamous $1M Gold Bucket Thief Tells of Dramatic Escape

    It was broad daylight in midtown Manhattan when Julio Nivelo spied the prime opportunity of his decades-long career in crime – the Super Bowl, as he called it, of get-rich-quick heists. A large black pail sat in the back of an armored truck, unmonitored, as oblivious New Yorkers hurried past, its two guards momentarily separated. He doubled back and watched as one of the guards walked away from the back of the truck. Wearing his lucky Rag & Bone sneakers – his “golden shoes” – he snuck softly onto the metal lift off the back of the truck, heaved the nearly 100-pound pail into his arms and waddled away. It wasn’t until hours later, back in his bedroom in New Jersey, that Nivelo realized the sheer fortune he’d stolen: more than $1.6 million in gold.

  • California State Loophole Leaves Minors at Risk Using Uber, Lyft

    From day care providers to school bus drivers, California regulations require fingerprints and extensive criminal background checks for almost any worker who may be left alone with kids. But those same requirements do not apply to ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft, which have become popular with teens. To help keep kids safe, the state’s Public Utilities Commission relies on the companies to enforce their own policies that prohibit drivers from picking up underage riders traveling alone. But as the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit uncovered, those rules are ignored every day, potentially putting thousands of kids at risk.

  • Failed NY Subway Bomber Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

    A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of trying to set off a pipe bomb in a subway corridor but only succeeded in harming himself pleaded not guilty to terror charges on Thursday. Akayed Ullah had no visible injuries in Thursday's hearing after the flubbed attack in the corridor linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Times Square subway station on Dec. 11. In the hearing, he told the judge he understood all the charges against him and said "at the moment" he was not guilty of the counts, which include providing material support to a terrorist organization and using a weapon of mass destruction.

  • New York Subway Bombing Suspect Indicted on Terrorism Charges

    The Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway tunnel last month has been indicted on federal terrorism charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Akayed Ullah, 27, is accused of detonating a pipe bomb that was strapped to his body in a pedestrian tunnel linking two busy Times Square subway stations during the morning rush. He was the only person seriously injured.

  • Israeli DACA Recipient Detained After Taking Wrong Turn Into Mexico

    A University of California, San Diego senior faces deportation after his roommate made a wrong turn at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing south of San Diego. Orr Yakobi, 22, is an Israeli citizen who is in the U.S. under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The immigration program allows those who entered the U.S. as minors to stay in the U.S. with some restrictions including traveling outside of the country. Yakobi and his friend, Ryan Hakim, were shopping at an outlet mall in San Ysidro Sunday when the pair got on southbound Interstate 5 instead of northbound Interstate 805.

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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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