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Apr 3, 2019

US Gov't Investigating Kia, Hyundais After More Than 3,000 Reported Fires

US Gov't Investigating Kia, Hyundais After More Than 3,000 Reported Fires

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 injuries.

Mar 1, 2019

North Texas Contractor Found Guilty of Theft

North Texas Contractor Found Guilty of Theft

A North Texas contractor accused of stealing from a local business and church has been found guilty of theft.

Feb 12, 2019

East Texas Company Recalls 59 Pounds of Smoked Sausage

East Texas Company Recalls 59 Pounds of Smoked Sausage

An East Texas company has recalled 59 pounds of smoked sausage items due to possible under-processing of the food.

Jan 30, 2019

Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets That May Contain Rubber

Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets That May Contain Rubber

More than 36,420 pounds of chicken nugget products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.

Dec 19, 2018

30 Vehicles Get Top Safety Marks from IIHS

30 Vehicles Get Top Safety Marks from IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released its annual list of the safest cars to drive. To qualify for 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small...

Nov 29, 2018

Shipping Solutions to Prevent Porch Pirates

Shipping Solutions to Prevent Porch Pirates

The Christmas shopping season is prime time for porch pirates to purloin your packages.

Nov 26, 2018

Cyber Monday to Set New Records

Cyber Monday to Set New Records

Cyber Monday 2018 is expected to once again surpass Black Friday in-store sales and set the record for the largest online sales day in history.

Oct 21, 2018

Houston Company Recalls Salad With Chicken Products

Houston Company Recalls Salad With Chicken Products

A Houston company has recalled nearly 1,800 pounds (817 kilograms) of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products because a corn ingredient may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria.

Oct 21, 2018

Trader Joe's Recalling Salads, More Over Contamination Fears

Trader Joe's Recalling Salads, More Over Contamination Fears

Trader Joe's announced Sunday it was adding one type of burrito it sells in stores to a recall already affecting three types of salads. The grocer says the four products may have been contaminated with listeria...

Oct 12, 2018

How to Protect Yourself After Getting Contaminated Gasoline

How to Protect Yourself After Getting Contaminated Gasoline

Viewers reached out to NBC 5 Responds when their cars stalled after getting gas at an Arlington gas station.

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Samantha Chatman joined the NBC 5 Responds team in August 2016 after serving the people of Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana as the Business Reporter at WDRB News. Samantha has covered major company acquisitions, business openings and economic opportunities as well as major breaking news events. Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in African-American Studies. She also has a certification in Public Relations from the university’s College of Media and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.



David Soltis is the award-winning photojournalist/editor for the NBC 5 Responds team. David is an NPPA award-winning photographer and was honored to be nominated for the 2015 Lone Star Emmy for Photographer - News. Before joining NBC DFW in April 2016, David worked in Houston, where he was picked to help launch KHOU-TV's consumer unit, "Watching Out for You." In 2015, several of his stories were awarded in the National Press Photographers Association's TV News Quarterly Clip Contest. David is a proud alumni of the University of Iowa Adler School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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