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May 1, 2019

Roofers Assoc. Wants to Kill House Roofing Bill

Roofers Assoc. Wants to Kill House Roofing Bill

The Texas Independent Roofing Contractors Association is hoping to kill a roofing bill that some believe will protect homeowners from dishonest roofers. NBC 5's Samantha Chatman finds out why.

Apr 22, 2019

Puppy Scam Victim Receives Heartwarming Gift From Viewer

Puppy Scam Victim Receives Heartwarming Gift From Viewer

Last month, a woman in Denton fell for a heartbreaking puppy scam. An NBC 5 viewer saw the story and wanted to help make the family smile again.

Apr 15, 2019

Garland Woman Says Builder Ran Off With Cash

Garland Woman Says Builder Ran Off With Cash

A woman in Garland said a local contractor ran off with her cash. She booked the builder through Thumbtack and said the company did little to help her. So, she called NBC 5 Responds.

Apr 12, 2019

Woman Calls NBC 5 After Target Cancels Mom's Ins. Policy

Woman Calls NBC 5 After Target Cancels Mom's Ins. Policy

A Frisco woman called NBC 5's Samantha Chatman after she said Target refused to pay out her deceased mother's life insurance policy. #NBC5Responds

Apr 10, 2019

Denton Woman Falls Victim to Puppy Scam on Facebook

Denton Woman Falls Victim to Puppy Scam on Facebook

A woman in Denton said she fell for a puppy scam on Facebook that cost her $700. She and her 6-year-old daughter were heartbroken, and they called NBC 5 Responds for help.

Apr 8, 2019

Plano Caterer Cancels On Couple Weeks Before Their Wedding

Plano Caterer Cancels On Couple Weeks Before Their Wedding

A local couple said their wedding caterer canceled on them just weeks before their special day. When they couldn't get the owner to issue a refund, they called NBC 5's Samantha Chatman.

Apr 5, 2019

Police Identify Man Who Allegedly Sold Fake Cowboys Tickets

Police Identify Man Who Allegedly Sold Fake Cowboys Tickets

The Irving Police Department tells NBC 5 that they have issued an arrest warrant for the man who allegedly sold several fake Cowboys tickets to fans during the NFL Playoffs.

Apr 3, 2019

Beware of Social Security Administration Scam Calls

Beware of Social Security Administration Scam Calls

NBC 5 Responds is warning consumers to beware of a prevalent scheme known as the social security scam, which has cost people nearly $10 million.

Mar 27, 2019

Drunk Driver Slams Into Home, Insurance Company Goes Silent

Drunk Driver Slams Into Home, Insurance Company Goes Silent

A drunk driver crashed into Richardson couple's home, destroying their fence in the process. When they couldn't get an insurance company to pay for the broken fence, they called NBC 5 Responds.

Mar 25, 2019

Another Viewer Speaks Out After Home Floods In Sewage Water

Another Viewer Speaks Out After Home Floods In Sewage Water

Another homeowner in Kennedale said his house was flooded with raw sewage. Now, one city council members believes enough is enough. NBC 5's Samantha Chatman reports.

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Meet The Team

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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