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  • 4 months Here’s Which Lakes Are Open and Closed This Weekend NBCDFW
    Lakes and waterways across North Texas are bursting at the banks after days of heavy rain. Parks, boat ramps and entire lakes will be closed over the busy Memorial Day weekend.Lake Worth, Grapevine Lake, Benbrook Lake and Lake Lewisville are closed. Lake Arlington and the marina at Eagle Mountain Lake are open. Attempted Lurings Reported Near Fort Worth Middle School Joe Pool Lake and its parks are around 60 percent open, but boat ramps remain closed.With the ramps closed, only the boats already docked at the marina will be allowed on the lake during Memorial Day ... more
  • 4 months Dallas Police Meet LGBTQ Community to Discuss Concerns NBCDFW
    Reassurance is coming from Dallas Police Department. They say they're doing what they can to protect members of the LGBTQ community.They're investigating several recent attacks on transgender women, in addition to the murder of Muhlaysia Booker last weekend. Attempted Lurings Reported Near Fort Worth Middle School A town hall meeting Thursday night was planned long before Booker's death but it definitely helped shape the conversation. The evening started with a moment of silence for Booker and other transgender victims.Booker's killer has still not been caught. The Dallas Police Department and District Attorney's office joined the Resource ... more
  • 4 months Whole Family Graduates Top of their Class NBCDFW
    Thursday was graduation day for students at Brewer High School in White Settlement, and the class valedictorian brought some serious family history to the stage with her.It was one of the biggest moments of Mimi Coffey's young life, as she prepares to move on from high school and away from her family, a close-knit group that's offered years of motivation. Attempted Lurings Reported Near Fort Worth Middle School "These big footsteps I had to fill," Coffey said.Steps down one hallway in particular, where Coffey's mother and her three older brothers are on display, each as valedictorian ... more
  • 4 months Small Plane Crashes into Home in McKinney NBCDFW
    The McKinney Fire Department has confirmed that a small plane has crashed into a home in the 200 block of Black Bear Drive.Two people on the plane were taken to a nearby hospital. No one on the ground was hurt. Attempted Lurings Reported Near Fort Worth Middle School The FAA later confirmed that the plane was a Piper PA 28 (Cherokee).The FAA did indicate that the Aero Country Airport is about a quarter of a mile from the home, but did not indicate if the plane was taking off, or trying to land at that airport. ... more
  • 4 months Italian Restaurant, Mortgage Company Total Loss After Fire Rips Through Building NBCDFW
    Ruggeri's Italian Restaurant and the offices of Fairway Mortgage Company are a total loss after a large fire ripped through the building Thursday afternoon.Firefighters were called to the 32 Village Lane in Colleyville just after 12 p.m. Thursday. Attempted Lurings Reported Near Fort Worth Middle School Colleyville, Grapevine, Hurst, Bedford, Keller and Southlake fire departments all responded to the fire.No one was hurt in the fire. Early Checks Show More Mosquitoes in the Forecast People inside the building at the time say fire alarms never went off. They also tell NBC 5 ... more
  • 4 months Attempted Lurings Reported Near Fort Worth Middle School NBCDFW
    A Fort Worth ISD principal sent parents a letter informing them to be on alert after reports of a man attempting to lure children into his vehicle, on separate occasions.The latest attempted luring incident happened last Friday near Riverside Middle School located along Bolton Street between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. as students walked to school. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community As school officials investigated that incident they discovered 'other similar unreported incidents' that occurred in the past two weeks, according to the letter.Fort Worth police were called to help in the ... more
  • 4 months Legislators Settle on School Finance, Property Tax Reform NBCDFW
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state legislators have come to an agreement on three bills that will settle school finance and property tax reform.Abbott, joined on the lawn of the Governor's Mansion by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, didn't share a lot of specifics about the negotiated bills, but did say both the House and Senate spent days hammering out their differences to come away with agreements on HB1 (state budget), SB2 (property tax) and HB3 (school finance). MJ Hegar Ready to Fight for John Cornyn's Senate Seat "HB1, concerning ... more
  • 4 months Man Denies Kidnapping Teen, Says They Were Happily Dating NBCDFW
    The 24-year-old man accused of kidnapping a teenager and sexually assaulting her says he and the victim were dating, that she's mad at him and that she's lying about the allegations against him.Diamond Marquis Williams told NBC 5 Thursday during an interview at the Tarrant County Jail that he loves the girl accusing him of kidnapping and assault and that her lies put him behind bars. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community He said they'd had a fight after he found her texting another man from his phone. He admitted he has trust ... more
  • 4 months Terrell Police Search For Dog That Attacked Eight Kids NBCDFW
    Terrell Police are searching for a brown dog they say attacked eight children waiting for the school bus on May 10 outside the Heather Lane Apartments.According to police, investigators held off on releasing information on the attack to allow space to conduct the investigation. The location of the dog and its owner remains unknown. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community "It came up to me and just bit me on the leg, yeah it was scary," 3rd grader Jayla Wilson, who was among those bitten said.Terrell Police said when they arrived the dog ... more
  • 4 months Police: Legalizing CBD May Bring More Problems, Confusion NBCDFW
    As lawmakers move closer to legalizing CBD oil in Texas, NBC 5 Investigates has learned that confusion may linger on what's legal and what's not, because law enforcement officials don't have the tools needed to tell the difference between CBD and marijuana.A bill that would legalize CBD with little or no THC in it has passed in both the Senate and the House in Texas and is set to go before Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for his signature. Woman Arrested for CBD Oil at Disney World Demands Apology If that happens, for police, the hard part ... more
  • 4 months FW Mom Creates Sensory Play Boxes After Daughter’s Accident NBCDFW
    A freak accident is leading one Fort Worth family to unexpected blessings.At 9 months old, Cameron Stewart suffered a traumatic brain injury when a deer mount fell off the wall and the antler impaled her skull. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community "I didn't know if Cameron was going to make it through the surgery," said her mother Audrey Stewart, as doctors performed emergency brain surgery.Cameron, now 2-years-old, needed months of therapy, but doctors say her recovery has been nothing short of a miracle and now, it's helping other children in the process. ... more
  • 4 months Unexpected Gift For SMU Student NBCDFW
    Jennifer Perez never imagined she would one day be a graduate of Southern Methodist University, because she never even imagined she would one day come to America. Growing up in Tela, Honduras, Perez dreamed of pursuing a college education in the states. Despite good grades and two hard-working parents, an American education was financially out of the question.  Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community That all changed during a chance encounter with Dallas couple Grady and Mary Elizabeth Schleier.The couple had been traveling to the village for years for church mission trips when they ... more
  • 4 months Top Baby Names in Texas in 2018: Liam and Emma NBCDFW
    Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration released the most popular baby names in the U.S. but now the government agency is breaking it down by state.Just like Emma and Liam were tops nationally, those two names are the most popular in Texas. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community Emma has held the top spot for girls since 2014. Meanwhile, Noah was the top pick for boys in 2017, it finished second in 2018.Popular Names in Texas for Births in 2018Rank Male Name Number of Males Female Name Number of Females1Liam2,149Emma2,1522Noah1,902Isabella1,8343Sebastian1,554Olivia1,7894Mateo1,546Mia1,6495Elijah1,458Sophia1,6186Daniel1,367Camila1,5327Jacob1,299Ava1,3638Ethan1,262Sofia1,2389Matthew1,242Victoria1,12710Alexander1,227Evelyn1,028 ... more
  • 4 months Sheriff: Woman Shoots, Kills Alleged Intruder NBCDFW
    Kaufman County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a woman shot and killed a man who allegedly broke into her home.On Thursday at 9:45 a.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress in the 8000 block of FM 2757 in Forney. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community The female caller told dispatch that she was woken up by someone banging on her front door. She went to see who it was, but did not recognize the man attempting to enter nor did she recognize his vehicle, so she did not answer.A ... more
  • 4 months Early Checks Show More Mosquitoes in the Forecast NBCDFW
    Thursday, the Texas Department of State Health Services sounded the alarm for a possible increase in West Nile virus cases this year – citing a mild winter followed by heavy, widespread rain this spring.In Plano, an early count of mosquitoes trapped in April supports that claim. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community Rachel Patterson, Plano's Director of Environmental Health and Sustainability in Plano, says the city has seen a continuous rise in the mosquito population since 2016."Last year, we saw about 10 mosquitoes per trap. This April, we saw about 15 per trap, ... more
  • 4 months Senate Strikes Deal for Disaster Relief; Shuns Border Wall Funding NBCDFW
    Senators reached a bipartisan deal Thursday that would provide more than $19 billion in disaster aid funding to parts of the U.S. hit by hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires, following months of negotiation.Leaving a closed-door Senate Republican lunch, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala. told reporters that an agreement had been reached, NBC News reports. Ben Carson Stumbles Over Acronyms in House Hearing The two said they had spoken to President Donald Trump about the parameters of the deal Thursday afternoon, which excludes the $4.5 billion in border funding that White House and Republicans kept ... more
  • 4 months DFW Fastest-Growing Metro; Fort Worth Now 13th Largest City NBCDFW
    The U.S. Census Bureau released it's population estimates for cities and towns Thursday and Texas (and North Texas) continues to dominate.The census estimates U.S. population grew 6% between April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018 to 327,167,434 residents. In Texas, the state population is now estimated to be 28,701,845, second only to California's 39,557,045. There are five states with a total population less than 1 million: Alaska (737,438), North Dakota (760,077), South Dakota (882,235), Vermont (626,299) and Wyoming (577,737). Teen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested The data obtained by the U.S. Census highlighted ... more
  • 4 months 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day NBCDFW
    Better check your raw meat before firing up the grill for Memorial Day. Illinois-based Aurora Packing Company is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that were shipped out for further distribution and processing nationwide because they may be contaminated with E. coli, the USDA announcedTeen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested The issue was detected as a result of routine, random testing by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service and there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, the department said in a notice Wednesday. Still, the recall is classified as Class ... more
  • 4 months Man Sentenced to Prison in Botched Southlake Home Invasion NBCDFW
    An armed robber whose accomplice used a lost dog flyer to lure a Southlake woman to open her front door was sentenced to serve 47 years in prison.Timothy Scott Scoggins, 39, of Fort Worth was accused of holding Peggy Hanon and her son, Zak, at gunpoint as he ransacked their home for jewelry and other valuables. He was found guilty of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit a felony and sentenced by a Tarrant County jury. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community Peggy Hanon was home the afternoon of May ... more
  • 4 months Traveler at DFW Airport Tests Positive for Measles NBCDFW
    A possible measles exposure has been identified after a traveler who went to DFW Airport tested positive for measles, according to Tarrant County Public Health officials.The traveler had a connecting flight on May 15 and the exposure may have happened in these areas and times, according to the department: Terminal D customs area from 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., the Skylink (tram to terminals) from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Terminal A in the area of gate 8 from 6 p.m. to 10:50 p.m. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community The following ... more
  • 4 months NOAA Predicts ‘Near Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season NBCDFW
    Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting a "near-normal" 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, with nine to 15 named storms and four to eight hurricanes.Of those hurricanes, two to four are expected to be major, NOAA announced Thursday at the agency's aircraft operations center in Lakeland, Florida. That facility is the base for NOAA's "hurricane hunter" aircraft that fly into storms to collect data used in storm forecasts. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family Acting NOAA administrator Neil Jacobs said the outlook reflects competing climate factors. The ongoing El ... more
  • 4 months Utah Man Dies on Everest After Reaching Goal of Climbing Each Continent’s Tallest Mountain NBCDFW
    An American man has died on a climb of Mount Everest and his family thinks that he had a heart attack while descending from the peak of the world’s tallest mountain, NBC News reported.Don Cash, 55, was a Utah resident whose children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City that he died just after completing his goal of reaching the summit on the highest mountain on every continent. Message for Cohabitating Couples: Move Out or Get Married His family told KSL that sherpas, mountain guides on Everest, tried to perform CPR and give him oxygen, ... more
  • 4 months No More Overdue Book Fees: Dallas Ends Library Fine Policy NBCDFW
    Have an overdue book or late fees from the Dallas Public Library? You're in luck. The Dallas City Council voted on Wednesday to eliminate library late fees and to zero-out existing fine balances.Customers with overdue books can either bring the book back, bring a replacement copy or volunteer at events to "work off" the fees twice a year. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community Director of Libraries Jo Giudice sought the change to bring back customers who have not been able to access library services because of excessive fines, the Dallas library website ... more
  • 4 months Flying Public Will Regain Faith in Boeing’s Max Jet: FAA NBCDFW
    Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration.Representatives from 33 other global aviation regulators will meet Thursday in Fort Worth to hear FAA officials describe the steps they have taken — and what remains to be done — before the plane flies again. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community The list of foreign regulators includes delegates from Indonesia and Ethiopia, where the two crashes occurred before the plane was grounded worldwide in March. In ... more
  • 4 months Law Enforcement Seek Man Suspected of Shooting Neighbor NBCDFW
    Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect they believe was involved in the shooting of an Arlington man over the weekend.Arlington police and the U.S. Marshals' North Texas Fugitive Task Force are seeking Leiser Solis Rodriguez, 39, who is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the shooting of his neighbor on Sunday May 19 in the 1900 block of Sidney Street, the U.S. Marshals Office said in a news release. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community Police responded to the scene following a call ... more
  • 4 months Top 10 Beaches in the US for 2019 Revealed NBCDFW
    Oahu's Kailua Beach Park in Hawaii has been selected as the best stretch of sand for Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches list in 2019. Two other Hawaiian beaches, Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Oahu and Hapuna Beach State Park on the Big Island, also made the list. ... more
  • 4 months 4 DFW Gas Stations Accused of Price Gouging Offer Refunds NBCDFW
    Four North Texas gas stations are the latest to be investigated by the state for price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.Fears of a gas shortage in the weeks following the devastating 2017 storm led to long lines and higher prices across Texas. During that time, the Texas attorney general's office asked people to take pictures and report evidence of price gouging. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community In a news release, Attorney General Ken Paxton's office said customers were charged $3.99 or more per gallon of gas at the following stations:Rush ... more
  • 4 months List: See What’s Tax-Free This Memorial Day Weekend NBCDFW
    Memorial Day Weekend offers a chance to save some money for some appliances.The state's annual ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community A number of energy-efficient appliances qualify, from air conditioners to dishwashers, and there is no limit to the number of appliances that can be purchased during the holiday.While some items may be rated as Energy Star appliances, only the following appliances and household equipment are eligible: #SomethingGood: 6-Year-Old Brings ... more
  • 4 months Science Lesson Gets Texas-Sized in Sunnyvale NBCDFW
    A school science project got super-sized in the town of Sunnyvale.Students used engineering and science skills to build small models for a house in a STEM class. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family At Sunnyvale Middle School, they were using Popsicle sticks to build structures designed using those STEM skills."I thought, 'why don't we just build one for real?'" said teacher Chris Camacho. Teen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested The school partnered with different community businesses ... more
  • 4 months #SomethingGood: 6-Year-Old Brings Hope to Refugee Children NBCDFW
    From Central America, to Europe, and even the Middle East, Paisley Elliott is on a mission to bring hope to refugee children around the world -- and to show them someone cares about them.Her humanitarian efforts have taken her inside a refugee camp and have even garnered the attention of the United Nations. Oh -- and she's only 6 years old? Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family "I learned about refugees kids at school," said Paisley, who lives in Grapevine. "A refugee is a person who has to leave their home ... more
  • 4 months Oklahoma Town Evacuated as Runaway Barges Threaten Dam NBCDFW
    Two barges broke loose and floated swiftly down the swollen Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma Wednesday, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened to hit a dam.The emergency was the latest consequence of storms and torrential rains that have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family Authorities urged residents of several small towns in Oklahoma and Kansas to leave their homes as rivers and streams rose.The Arkansas River town of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, was one such town. Town officials ordered ... more
  • 4 months Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community NBCDFW
    Top law enforcement officials will meet with members of the LGBTQ community in the wake of several attacks and murders of transgender women in the city.A town hall meeting sponsored by the Dallas Police Department is scheduled Thursday at the Resource Center at 5750 Cedar Springs Road from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall and Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot will attend the meeting. Supporters Gather to Remember Murdered Transgender Woman The town hall meeting comes after a string of violence against transgender women of color, including two murders in Dallas.The ... more
  • 4 months McKinney Fire Department Launches ‘Ready to React” Classes NBCDFW
    The McKinney Fire Department will launch a potentially life-saving interactive educational program, called "Ready to React."The program teaches hands-only CPR and Stop the Bleed techniques in a free, one hour class. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family "It’s so important, because at any moment you can find yourself being a first responder," McKinney Fire Department Public Information Representative Merit Ossian said "You can be the first one to walk upon a situation where somebody needs help and if you have one of these two basic skills you’d be able to help ... more
  • 4 months Hackers Steal Millions by Targeting Cellphones in ‘SIM Swap’ Scams NBCDFW
    At a conference in Midtown Manhattan last May, Seth Shapiro watched his life’s savings disappear in a matter of minutes. He later learned from detectives that a group of hackers had seized control of his cellphone, striking from hundreds of miles away by using a technique called “SIM swapping” to access Shapiro’s phone remotely, and drained an encrypted digital wallet of nearly $2 million in cryptocurrency.“That was probably the worst moment in my life,” Shapiro said. “I just sat there … knowing that everything we had was gone.” Science Lesson Gets Texas-Sized in Sunnyvale In a ... more
  • 4 months Dallas City Council Approves Sale of Robert E. Lee Statue NBCDFW
    The Dallas City Council has approved the sale of the Robert E. Lee Statue that sat in Turtle Creek Park, formerly known as Lee Park.The council voted 10-5 to allow the sale, as long as the statue sales for more than $450,000, the same dollar amount that it cost tax payers to remove the statue. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family Secondly, the council stated that the new owner can not display the statue anywhere within Dallas city limits.The statue was removed from the park in September of 2017 and placed ... more
  • 4 months McKinney Exploring 5G Wireless Tech Options NBCDFW
    The race is on to build the next generation of wireless networks and at least one Collin County city hopes to be on the ground floor.Tuesday night, the McKinney City Council approved guiding principles to work towards implementing 5G technology. The principles include a caveat to investigate potential health concerns, based on citizen input at the meeting. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family "We're already exposed to several different things: between our cell phones, our tablets, all of the smart appliances we have already," said Amie Abshire, a pharmacist and mother ... more
  • 4 months Son, Ex-Girlfriend of Pa. Priest Recall Years of Secrecy NBCDFW
    Tess Engelhardt first met seminarian student Robert Dreisbach when she was a sophomore in college. They started dating one year later and, shortly after, Dreisbach became an ordained Roman Catholic priest in Allentown, Pennsylvania.But that didn’t end their relationship. Abuse Survivors Group 'Applauds' Catholic Diocese Raid In fact, the two remained intimate for 15 years until Engelhardt became pregnant with a son. Her clandestine affair with Dreisbach was never made public until now.“He’d come over once or twice in a week, watch TV, have sex, be romantic,” she said of her relationship. “We would do things ... more
  • 4 months Health Headline: ADHD Behind the Wheel and Operation Homeward Bound NBCDFW
    Doctors say teens with ADHD are more likely to be involved in a car accident compared to teens without the disorder. And Methodist Charlton Hospital recognized those who served through Operation Homeward Bound. ... more
  • 4 months Supporters Gather to Remember Murdered Transgender Woman NBCDFW
    Wednesday night dozens filled Mildred Dunn Park in south Dallas for a candlelight vigil remembering the life of Muhlaysia Booker.Dallas police say the 23-year-old died from an apparent gunshot wound early Saturday morning. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family As they look for the person responsible, family and friends came together to share memories and lean on one another for support."At the end of the day, I just think a part of me is gone," said one of Booker's sisters. Teen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested ... more
  • 4 months Mother’s Dying Wish for ‘Green’ Burial in Connecticut Hits Red Tape NBCDFW
    Before her death, Tessa Pascarella made clear to loved ones that she wanted a "green" burial. She envisioned her final resting place in a wooded area in the town of Sherman, but her family has since learned that fulfilling her wishes would be a struggle.Green burials are designed to have less of an impact on the environment. The burials often use biodegradable caskets. They do not use chemicals for embalming, hardwood caskets, varnishes, vaults or liners. Tornado Hits Missouri Capital as Deadly Storms Sweep State "The forest is a place she always loved, " said Aldo ... more
  • 4 months Message for Cohabitating Couples: Move Out or Get Married NBCDFW
    Move out or get married. That's the message a South Dallas pastor has for couples in his congregation who are cohabitating.Many couples have accepted the challenge. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family Pastor Bryan Carter of Concord Church wants couples who've been cohabitating to make a decision, and make one soon."It's radical. It can be a little bit in your face if you're not careful. But our hope is to call people to follow after Christ," said Carter. "Our hope is that not only are we challenging your thought process about ... more
  • 4 months VA Employee Accused of Hiding Cameras in Women’s Restroom NBCDFW
    An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., has been arrested after authorities say he recorded women in the bathroom at work with two hidden cameras.Alex Greenlee, 24, was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of misdemenaor voyeurism. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App According to court documents, authorities went to the VA office building on I Street NW in January after a woman discovered a "micro camera" hidden underneath the stall next to her with a recording screen.The woman said she then saw Greenlee outside the women's bathroom ... more
  • 4 months Cobb Eager to Contribute to Cowboys NBCDFW
    Former Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb says the Cowboys were the perfect landing spot for him during free agency."I feel like I can provide a piece to this offense," said Cobb, adding, "You know we got a great running game. A great balance offense and I think I just provide another threat. Dallas City Council Approves Sale of Robert E. Lee Statue Dak Prescott likes the sound of that and he loves the fact that Cobb was a successful quarterback in high school and during his freshman year at the University of Kentucky."His background of playing ... more
  • 4 months Desoto Fire Captain Saves Teen Injured in Duncanville Creek NBCDFW
    A Desoto Fire Captain is being credited with saving a teenager who was hurt while jumping into a Duncanville creek.Investigators say the teen was with some friends at Duncanville's Harrington Park. The teens were jumping into Ten Mile Creek, when one teenager hit a ledge during his jump into the creek. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family The teen injured his back and legs. The boy was unable to exit the creek, but his friends were able to pull him onto the ledge until help arrived.The Desoto Fire Department responded to ... more
  • 4 months Wells Fargo, TD Bank Have Given Trump Docs to Congress NBCDFW
    A key congressional committee has already gained access to President Donald Trump’s dealings with two major financial institutions, two sources familiar with the House probe tell NBC News, as a court ruling Wednesday promised to open the door for even more records to be handed over.Wells Fargo and TD Bank are the two of nine institutions that have so far complied with subpoenas issued by the House Financial Services Committee demanding information about their dealings with the Trump Organization, according to the sources. The disclosures by these two banks haven’t been previously reported. Both TD Bank and Wells Fargo declined ... more
  • 4 months American Ninja Warrior Set to Return to NBC NBCDFW
    The hit NBC show 'American Ninja Warrior' is set to return next week. The host of the show, Matt Iseman and Zuri Hall join NBC 5 to talk about the show. ... more
  • 4 months Innovation Helps Make Life Easier for Two Puppies NBCDFW
    The 3D printer in the engineering lab at Granbury High School is always humming as it spits out melted plastic to design specifications. A recent project is more than a class assignment. It's helping two puppies navigate their world. "It's just really cool to make something like that and change a dog's life," said Jackson Martin, a senior engineering student. Teen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested The class worked on designs to make 3D-printed wheel carts to help two puppies, Will and Grace. Both where born without front legs. They were rescued by Second ... more
  • 4 months CitySquare Helps Feed Hungry School Kids All Summer Long NBCDFW
    CitySquare is currently working to make sure school age children have regular, nutritious meals all summer long. One way they make that happen is through the group's annual fundraiser "A Night to Remember." ... more
  • 4 months Teen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested NBCDFW
    A North Texas man police believe abducted an underage girl was arrested after she told workers at a fast food restaurant that she was held against her will and sexually assaulted, police say.The juvenile girl was reunited with her family Tuesday after she ran into the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Boyd Road and told an employee that she needed help and that she was being held captive. Texans Winning Big in Latest Multi-State Lottery Drawings "She was just shaking. She was a scared little girl,” co-manager Shannon Cates said.Cates and fellow manager Lynci Cedillo began ... more
  • 4 months MJ Hegar Ready to Fight for John Cornyn’s Senate Seat NBCDFW
    MJ Hegar is trying to do what no Texas Democrat has done since 1998 -- win an election to the U.S. Senate.In an exclusive interview, Hegar shared what makes her think she can beat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), a well-known senator who has been in leadership and who won his last election with more than 60% of the vote. Teen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested "Texans are hard to fool. And when Texans get to know me a little bit better, and they see that their choice is between a career politician ... more
  • 4 months Admission Policy Under Investigation at Booker T. Washington NBCDFW
    An investigation done by the Lakewood Advocate is looking into the admission process at Dallas ISD's Booker T. Washington High School. The investigation shows some suburbanites may be taking spots at the prestigious school over Dallas ISD students. The district says it has created a team to review its internal process for verifying residency.Photo Credit: Reginald Hardwick, NBCDFW ... more
  • 4 months TX DMV Investigating Local Dealership After 200+ Complaints NBCDFW
    A Mesquite car dealership is accused of not issuing titles, license plates and worse, not paying off trade-in vehicles.Carl Barns said his credit score dropped 140 points in just a few months. He said he has no doubt that Fenton Hyundai in Mesquite is to blame.  Local Bride, Others Say Dallas Designer Left Them Without Dresses "This has turned into a nightmare and I just want to get the car back," he said Last year, he went to Fenton Hyundai and traded in his old car for a new Hyundai. Dallas Woman Threatened With Lien ... more
  • 4 months Michael Avenatti Charged With Defrauding Stormy Daniels NBCDFW
    Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. Only half of that money was paid back, prosecutors said. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family Daniels isn't named in the court filing, but the details of ... more
  • 4 months Texans Winning Big in Latest Multi-State Lottery Drawings NBCDFW
    Two Texans took home major prizes in recent multi-state lottery drawings.According to the Texas Lottery, a $1 million prize was won by a Cedar Hill resident during a May 11 Powerball drawing and an Austin resident won $5 million in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. Man Accused in FW Kidnapping Lived 8 Miles Away From Family In the Cedar Hill drawing, the winner, who asked to remain anonymous, matched all five of the white balls but didn't match the red Powerball. Austin's Mega Millions winner, using a quick pick, also matched all five numbers, but also had ... more
  • 4 months Prosper Supports Latest US Highway 380 Plan NBCDFW
    The town of Prosper says it now supports the latest plan for easing congestion along busy U.S. Highway 380.The town council's resolution of support comes after months of disagreements with the Texas Department of Transportation. Teen Tells KFC Workers She Was Abducted, Man Arrested The town was specifically against plans to run part of a bypass through Prosper, but supports the latest version that meets the council's wishes to remain within its current alignment.This is far from final. Texans Winning Big in Latest Multi-State Lottery Drawings TxDOT still needs to complete an ... more
  • 4 months Speaker Pelosi Says Trump Is Engaged in a ‘Cover-Up’ NBCDFW
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is engaged in a cover-up as he and his administration have blocked Congress from obtaining testimony and documents for their investigations, NBC News reported. "We do believe that it’s important to follow the facts. We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States. And we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up," Pelosi said after a closed-door caucus meeting with House Democrats to discuss their efforts to conduct oversight and investigations of the Trump administration.  ... more
  • 4 months Man, 18, Charged in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old in Garland NBCDFW
    An 18-year-old man is charged in the Tuesday night shooting death of 17-year-old Devonte Duncan in Garland, police say.According to police, officers were called shortly after 8:30 p.m. to reports of a gunshot in the 2000 block of Highwood Drive; when officers arrived they found Duncan suffering from a gunshot wound. Man Convicted of Murdering Girlfriend, Dismembering Her Duncan was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas where he later died, police said.Homicide detectives determined some sort of fight occurred between Duncan and another man, later identified as Sabir Arebo Adem, police said. Uptown Dallas ... more
  • 4 months Man Convicted of Murdering Girlfriend, Dismembering Her NBCDFW
    A White Settlement man accused of murdering a woman, dismembering her body and dissolving her body parts in a barrel was convicted Tuesday.Kevin Wayne Powell was accused of capital murder in the December 2015 death of Kasey Rae Nutter. He was indicted last year. Man, 18, Charged in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old in Garland It took the jury about two hours to return with a guilty verdict, prosecutors said.Powell, 50, will automatically receive a life sentence because of the capital murder conviction. Uptown Dallas Tackles Public Safety Concerns Defense attorneys argued the ... more
  • 4 months #SomethingGood: Letter Encourages 3rd Graders Before STAAR NBCDFW
    Third grade teachers at Dolores W. McClatchey Elementary School in the Midlothian Independent School District made it their mission to teach a lesson in self-confidence before students took the STAAR test.Students as young as 8- to 9-years-old are feeling the pressure to perform. Man Convicted of Murdering Girlfriend, Dismembering Her "We love our students, and we really want to foster a sense of curiosity and creativity," said Shannon Henderson, who teaches the 3rd grade at McClatchey Elementary. She said teachers noticed the students were becoming anxious the closer they came to the end-of-the-year state exam."They should ... more
  • 4 months 2 Injured in Shooting in Red Bird NBCDFW
    Two people are recovering after being shot in Red Bird Tuesday night.Dallas police said they were called to the 7600 block of Texridge Drive at about 11:45 p.m. where they found several shell casings in the street. Man Convicted of Murdering Girlfriend, Dismembering Her Two people were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.No arrests have been made and the motive for the shooting has not been revealed. Man, 18, Charged in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old in Garland Photo Credit: NBC 5 ... more
  • 4 months Fort Worth Woman Survives Stroke at 29 NBCDFW
    A North Texas woman is sharing her story of survival after having a stroke at just 29 years old.This month, which is National Stroke Awareness month, Sylvia King wants to use her story to help others who may not immediately recognize the warning signs. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation March 14, 2015 is a day King will remember for the rest of her life. It was a Saturday, and Sylvia says she was getting her home ready to host a friend's baby shower."I was fine, I got up and my face started tingling on ... more
  • 4 months Dallas Symphony Association Set to Take Over Aging Meyerson Center NBCDFW
    A Dallas icon and fixture in the downtown arts community could soon be under new management.The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is in need of repairs. Currently, the City of Dallas is responsible, but a vote Wednesday could change who is in charge of fixing it up and running the entire building. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation The proposed agreement is for the Dallas Symphony Association to take over the building in a 99-year lease. According to the City of Dallas, the "DSA will relieve the City of ongoing operation and maintenance costs and ... more
  • 4 months Uptown Dallas Tackles Public Safety Concerns NBCDFW
    Residents and business owners are taking a look at public security in Uptown Dallas. This comes on the heels of a recently released Dallas Police report showing a 13-percent spike in violent crime.Uptown Dallas, Inc. held a forum with law enforcement officers and specialists to discuss property and personal safety. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation "We are in a big city and we are very close to the Central Business District and we know that cities have certain issues," Uptown Dallas, Inc. Interim President and Executive Director Noelle LeVeaux said. "We have an enhanced ... more
  • 4 months Immigrants Avoid Benefits Due to Proposed DHS Rule: Report NBCDFW
    Silvia C. has a job cleaning houses, but she still relies on government assistance to help keep her two daughters safe and healthy. Her 8-year-old has asthma and, without benefits, Silvia is not sure she could afford her child's medication.When Silvia, a Washington resident, noticed Spanish-language news reports about the Department of Homeland Security's proposed changes for immigrants participating in some government programs, her initial reaction was one of fear. The revisions, which would apply to visitors and immigrants from abroad as well as those petitioning for green cards or trying to extend their stays on nonimmigrant visas from within the ... more
  • 4 months Silicon Valley Parents Fear Kids at Risk From Dangerous Dust NBCDFW
    The location of a new school in Silicon Valley is attracting heavy criticism from parents and air quality experts, who fear its close proximity to a concrete plant may pose serious and long-term health risks to students. An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals the approval process to build Stratford School, a private elementary and middle school, right next to the Tri City Rock concrete plant was the result of an unfortunate chain of events that included inaccurate permit applications, poor communication between government agencies, and other bureaucratic blunders. 2 Injured in Shooting in Red Bird [[510246401, C]]'A ... more
  • 4 months Former FWPD Chief’s Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation NBCDFW
    Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is coming out swinging after being fired on Monday. His attorney says the firing is retaliation for his blowing the whistle on cybersecurity problems in the city's IT department.Then on Tuesday, the attorney, Stephen Kennedy, filed an affidavit that accused the city of destroying evidence. Resident Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber in Northeast Dallas After a public firing, Fitzgerald's attorney painted a very different picture of what he said went on behind the scenes."He had a target on his back and the city was looking for a reason to get ... more
  • 4 months Resident Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber in Northeast Dallas NBCDFW
    One person is dead after being shot during an attempted robbery outside a Northeast Dallas apartment complex Tuesday night, police say.The shooting happened after 9 p.m. Tuesday outside Mockingbird Flats in the 5600 block of SMU Boulevard, just east of Central Expressway, according to Dallas police. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation Police said the resident who fired the deadly shot also sustained a gunshot wound, but was in stable condition.Police initially reported they had not made an arrest in the shooting, before they identified the resident as the shooter. A Change In ... more
  • 4 months A Change In Our Weather Pattern NBCDFW
    The jet stream pattern has shifted into a position that is favorable for dry weather for much of North Texas for the coming days. A large ridge of dry high pressure will be firmly entrenched over the Southeast United States. At the same time a chilly area of low pressure is over the Rockies. North Texas is in the middle of these opposite weather systems.The battle ground between the two systems will be where the best chance of showers and thunderstorms will occur through Friday. That will be parts of West and Northwest Texas, north into parts of Oklahoma and ... more
  • 4 months Frisco Native Wins NBC’s ‘The Voice’ NBCDFW
    Maelyn Jarmon is the winner of NBC's "The Voice."The 26-year-old from Frisco was the named the winner on the show's season finale Tuesday night, topping three other finalists, including Alvarado's Andrew Sevener. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation [[510252152,C]]Jarmon sang Sting's "Fields of Gold" for her blind audition, and all four judges turned their chairs around. Jarmon selected Team Legend, and was the only contestant left not on Team Blake. Resident Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber in Northeast Dallas "I would not be who I am had I not grown up in ... more
  • 4 months Girl Dubbed as ‘Next Selena’ Wants to Blaze Her Own Path NBCDFW
    Music shows like NBC's "The Voice" often help young talent jump into the big times. In fact, there's plenty of young talent being nurtured right here in the Lone Star State. Including one girl, not yet a teenager, and already winning accolades and even comparisons by some to a beloved fallen star in Tejano music.In the heart of Texas Hill Country, an 11-year-old is taking a big leap toward stardom. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation "Singing a bunch of songs just made me feel free, made me feel like I don't care who was ... more
  • 4 months Lancaster Native Among Morehouse Students To Have Debt Paid NBCDFW
    Morehouse Senior Josef Sorrels never imagined he'd leave his graduation this month with both a degree and a $57,000 gift.During his commencement address, Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the debt of the entire graduating class. Sorrels, a native of Lancaster, owed $57,000. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation "I remember seeing one of my other brothers stand up and all he did was raise his hands up in the sky and say 'thank you god, thank you god,'" Sorrels said.Sorrels, who has applied to both Harvard and Emory University, plans to study ... more
  • 4 months North Texan Andrew Sevener Finishes 4th on ‘The Voice’ NBCDFW
    North Texas native Andrew Sevener competed in the season finale of 'The Voice' Tuesday night. He finished fourth in the singing competition.According to 'The Voice' website, Sevener grew up in a musical family. His father was in a rock band and his mother was a country singer. When he was in the fifth grade, Sevener asked his dad to teach him guitar so he could impress his crush, and he's been playing ever since. He currently lives in the mobile home his parents used as a music studio and works as a motorhome technician. As well as performing as a ... more
  • 4 months US Politicians Warn Silicon Valley About China NBCDFW
    The U.S. intelligence community wants Silicon Valley to think twice about doing business with China, NBC News reported.Amid mounting national security concerns, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said he and fellow lawmakers have held classified briefings with intelligence officials and American businesses, including major Silicon Valley and venture capital firms, to warn them about the dangers China presents.The briefings, which began last fall, come as the U.S. is ramping up pressure on Chinese businesses amid concern over their ability to spy on American citizens and steal intellectual property.Photo Credit: AP ... more
  • 4 months Colonial Country Club Set to Host ‘Throwback Thursday’ NBCDFW
    They're ready to turn back the clock at the Charles Schwab Challenge -- all the way back to 1973."This is our 73rd tournament," tournament chairman Rob Hood said. "Their company started in 1973. They said let's have a Throwback Thursday and bring 1973, which I love."With that goal in mind, tournament organizers are inviting golfers to wear throwback apparel to celebrate the classic golf styles of 1973. But finding the right duds on the first day of the challenge could be a different sort of challenge.Cameron Champ wasn't even born in 1973. In fact, many of the golfers weren't born ... more
  • 4 months Driver’s Erratic Driving While on Ambien Caught on Video NBCDFW
    A Lake Worth man who crashed his car into several vehicles while under the influence of Ambien was sentenced to two years probation Friday, the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office says.Brian J. Moore, 60, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated after authorities found high levels of Ambien in his system in the June 2017 incident, the DA's office said. Former FWPD Chief's Attorney Calls Firing Retaliation The wild ride was captured on video by another driver.In the video, Moore's car crosses over a median at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Crowley Road in Fort ... more
  • 4 months Dallas Police Make Arrest After Machete Attack NBCDFW
    The driver Dallas police say pulled out a machete and damaged another driver's car while in stop-and-go traffic earlier this month is in the Dallas County Jail.Jose Monsivais, 32, has been charged with criminal mischief, a state jail felony, in connection with the apparent road rage incident recorded May 10 on LBJ Freeway.[[510239451,R,200,251]] Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD According to the 39-year-old driver of the Subaru, motorists were being forced to merge due to a crash on the highway and the HHR driver tried to move into his lane. He said ... more
  • 4 months Some Red Light Cameras to Stay Even If Texas Ban Is Approved NBCDFW
    A ban on red light cameras in Texas awaits the signature of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) after both chambers of the Texas Legislature approved the new law.But a grandfather clause in the bill would allow existing cameras to operate through the term of city contracts with vendors. That could be many years into the future. Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD "If a city has a contract as of May 5 of this year, they can continue to operate their camera system until that contract expires," attorney Scott Stewart said.The Irving lawyer ... more
  • 4 months Two Different Crimes Are Similar to Booker Murder; Police NBCDFW
    Dallas Police say three different attacks on transgender women, including the death of Muhlaysia Booker, all have similarities. During a news conference on Tuesday, Dallas Police ask for help from the public to solve the crimes. Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD The first happened in October of 2018 when 29-year-old Brittany White was found fatally shot in a vehicle parked in the 7100 block of Gayglen Drive, near South Jim Miller Road, in southeast Dallas, according to our media partners at The Dallas Morning News.The second happened in April 2019 when a ... more
  • 4 months Man Murdered Outside Fort Worth Tire Shop NBCDFW
    Fort Worth police are investigating the shooting death of a man outside a tire store.It happened shortly after noon Tuesday at the Ace Auto Repair and Tire store in the 1300 block of East Berry Street. Bill to Ban Red Light Cameras in Texas is One Step From Becoming Law Witnesses said someone in a car drove up and opened fire, hitting a man who was standing in the parking lot.Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital but he was later pronounced dead. Lawmakers Still Mulling CBD, DST, Monument Bills Police didn’t ... more
  • 4 months Traveling Grandmother Jailed for CBD Oil Talks About Ordeal NBCDFW
    Lena Bartula, at age 71, is an accomplished artist and proud grandmother who had an unsettling experience as she passed through North Texas on her way to visit her granddaughter in Oregon.In fact, a nightmare, she said, would be a better description for when police officers slapped handcuffs on her at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after they found cannabidiol (CBD) oil in her travel bag. Robert Leonard Sentenced to Prison in DCS Bribery Scandal The Fort Worth native, who now lives in an artist community in Mexico, was told she was under arrest."I think I almost ... more
  • 4 months Elementary School Students in Prosper Create Newspaper On Their Own NBCDFW
    Teachers strive to get students who hone in, stay focused, and love to learn."I can't even take credit for this, this is all them," said Teacher April Reed. "They never brought it up to me, they never mentioned it to me. One Friday I come in and there's paper on everyone's desk that I did not put there.  I pick it up and it's a class newspaper." Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD Reed teaches 4th grade at Spradley Elementary where students got the idea to start a newspaper from a book ... more
  • 4 months Rainy Spring Delays North Texas Road Projects NBCDFW
    In the construction business, time is money. But lately, many North Texas construction crews have had too much time on their hands due to heavy rain, which has delayed projects."If it's pouring down rain, there's not a lot we can do," said Billy Cheek, vice president of finance for Jagoe-Public Co., a Denton-based construction business. "If our guys aren't out here working, then we are not making any money." Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD Jagoe-Public is a government contractor currently working on about 30 North Texas road construction projects. About 90% ... more
  • 4 months Expanded Cancer Center Opens In Fort Worth NBCDFW
    The JPS Oncology and Infusion Center is now open in Fort Worth.The 51,000 square foot building houses nutritionists, psychological services for those struggling with the stress of fighting a sometimes deadly disease, a surgical oncologist, an on-site pharmacy and an office for the JPS Cancer Survivors Clinic, which was created three years ago and is one of only two facilities of its kind in the state of Texas. Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD "We're planning on having the ribbon cutting at 7:45 a.m. so we can get to work on a ... more
  • 4 months Texas House OKs School Safety Bill After Mass Shooting NBCDFW
    A bill that would "harden" Texas campuses with increased security and a boost in student mental health resources has cleared a key hurdle in the Legislature a year after a mass shooting at a local high school killed eight students and two substitute teachers.The Texas House on Tuesday gave tentative approval to the measure that responds to the May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston. The current Texas legislative session is the first since that event. Texas 'Chick-fil-A' Bill Blasted By LGBT Lawmakers Advances The session ends May 27.The bill with bipartisan support ... more
  • 4 months Fort Worth’s New Interim Police Chief Takes Helm NBCDFW
    Fort Worth’s interim police chief Ed Kraus says he'll work to heal any wounds – both in the department and the community – after the firing of Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald."It was surprising," Kraus said Tuesday at police headquarters. "I had no warning that this was coming." Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD Kraus said he planned no immediate changes and that the basic work of the police department will continue."I know the men and women who serve, and they serve faithfully, the citizens of Fort Worth, and that's not going to ... more
  • 4 months Impeachment Talk Intensifies as McGahn Skips Hearing NBCDFW
    The debate over whether to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump intensified among House Democrats on Tuesday as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a congressional subpoena to provide testimony, NBC News reported.“There’s a growing understanding that the impeachment process is inevitable — when, not if,” said House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky. Fort Worth Chief Joel Fitzgerald Fired, Plans Legal Action Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has signed onto a resolution that calls for the House Judiciary Committee, to look into whether to launch impeachment proceedings, told NBC News’ Kasie Hunt ... more
  • 4 months Doncic, Young Unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Teamers NBCDFW
    Dallas' Luka Dončić and Atlanta's Trae Young are unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team.Phoenix's Deandre Ayton, Memphis' Jaren Jackson and Sacramento's Marvin Bagley III are also on the first team, which was announced Tuesday. It was chosen by 100 global voters of sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the league. New Helmet Concept May Save the Game of Football Dončić, 20, received first-place votes on all 100 ballots. He is the sixth player in franchise history to earn first-team honors and the first since Jason Kidd in 1994-95. He was one of only four NBA ... more
  • 4 months $225K in ‘Project Innovation’ Grants Go to Local Nonprofits NBCDFW
    NBC 5, Telemundo 39 and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation today announced that eight local nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $225,000 in grants. This year’s winners are local nonprofit organizations who applied and were selected based on innovation within at least one of four grant categories: storytelling, community engagement, culture of inclusion and youth education."We are proud to see so many unique organizations creating innovative solutions to make a difference in the Dallas-Fort Worth community," said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 President and General Manager. "We are fortunate to have the opportunity to increase the impact in ... more
  • 4 months West Nile Virus Confirmed in Addison NBCDFW
    Dallas County Health and Human Services says West Nile virus has been confirmed in Addison.The virus was found in a mosquito trapped in the 75254 ZIP code. New Helmet Concept May Save the Game of Football As of May 20, 2019, county officials have not released any plans to spray for mosquitoes in light of the positive sample.West Nile virus can be spread to people and animals through a mosquito bite -- mosquitos pick up the virus when they feed on blood from infected birds.  The virus cannot be spread person to person. FW ... more
  • 4 months Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic NBCDFW
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  • 4 months Trump Expected to Name Ken Cuccinelli to Top Immigration Role NBCDFW
    Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to be named President Donald Trump's "immigration czar," overseeing the administration's immigration policies from the Department of Homeland Security, NBC News reported.A White House official didn't clarify what Cuccinelli's title or official job responsibilities would be, but the announcement could come within the week. Cohen Claims Trump Lawyer Shaped False Statement to Congress Trump has been discussing appointing an "immigration czar" for months, and was also considering former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach reportedly had a list of requirements, including access to the president and ... more
  • 4 months The Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors NBCDFW
    May is Older American Month and local financial professional Cathy Dewitt Dunn from Dewitt & Dunn Financial Services joins us to share give of the most common scams targeting seniors. ... more
  • 4 months Dallas PD Officials Assess Workload After Homicide Uptick NBCDFW
    Dallas police department officials are assessing workloads in the homicide unit as the month of May sees an unusual uptick in homicides. Officer associations are worried that fatigue is hurting the overworked unit. Dallas Morning News Public Safety Reporter Cassandra Jaramillo joins us. ... more
  • 4 months $11 Million Waterfront Home Up for Grabs at Possum Kingdom NBCDFW
    A $11 million home on Possum Kingdom Lake is on the market with stunning waterfront views. The 8,000 square foot home, listed on Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices by Dee Dee Jordan has five bedrooms and five full baths. It can sleep 30 people. It has an infinity pool, cabana, poolside bar and a game room.Photo Credit: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ... more
  • 4 months Accused Fort Worth Kidnapper Transferred to FBI Custody NBCDFW
    The man accused of abducting an 8-year-old girl as she walked with her mother in a Fort Worth neighborhood over the weekend is now in the custody of the FBI.An FBI spokesman confirmed Michael Webb was transferred from Fort Worth police to FBI custody Tuesday morning. Officers Visited Hotel Room 2 Hours Before Rescuing Girl: PD Webb, 51, is charged with aggravated kidnapping in the case of an 8-year-old girl taken from her mother Saturday night. Fort Worth police officers found Webb with the girl inside at a Forest Hill hotel room after receiving a tip ... more
  • 4 months Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic NBCDFW
    Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage left uncollected by the city of Los Angeles, even after promises to clean it up, are fueling concerns about a new epidemic after last year's record number of flea-borne typhus cases.Even the city's most notorious trash pile, located between downtown LA's busy Fashion and Produce districts, continues to be a magnet for rats after it was cleaned up months ago. The rodents can carry typhus-infected fleas, which can spread the disease to humans through bacteria rubbed into the eyes or cuts and scrapes on the skin, resulting in severe flu-like symptoms. Typhus Epidemic ... more
  • 4 months ‘God Is Real’: Billionaire’s Gift Wipes Compton Grad’s $150K Student Debt NBCDFW
    A Southern California man was about to leave college Sunday and enter the real world carrying $150,000 in student loan debt when the billionaire commencement speaker at his graduation made a stunning announcement: his family would be providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class.Dwytt Lewis, 21, grew up in Compton and Lynwood, and was one of the graduating members of Morehouse College that got an amazing promise from Robert Smith, the billionaire founder of Vista Equity Partners. How Morehouse Students Will Benefit From Student Debt Buyout "I'm still speechless," Lewis ... more
  • 4 months Attorney for SEAL Chief Accused of War Crimes Surprised by Potential Pardon NBCDFW
    The defense attorney for Chief Edward Gallagher, the San Diego-based Navy SEAL facing court-martial for multiple war crimes, met with the judge in the case Monday, NBC 7 has learned.The meeting came days after The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump was considering a pardon for Chief Gallagher and other service members accused of war crimes before Memorial Day. Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Charged With Terrorism Gallagher is accused of killing a captive, injured ISIS fighter and shooting at unarmed civilians while serving in Iraq. Some say that a pardon from the president ... more
  • 4 months Solitary Confinement Widespread in US Detention Centers NBCDFW
    A trove of government documents sheds new light on the widespread use of solitary confinement for immigrant detainees in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody under both the Obama and Trump administrations, NBC News reported.The documents paint a disturbing portrait of a system where detainees are sometimes forced into extended periods of isolation — half of the time for reasons that have nothing to do with violating any rules, like being disabled, identifying as gay or reporting abuse from guards or other detainees. Fort Worth Chief Joel Fitzgerald Fired, Plans Legal Action "We have created and continue to ... more
  • 4 months Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups NBCDFW
    Two moms have spent much of their free time in the last three years infiltrating private Facebook groups where parents of autistic children share dangerous methods that aim to "heal" the kids of the as-yet incurable condition, NBC News reported.Melissa Eaton and Amanda Seigler, who have autistic children themselves, take screenshots of posts describing parents, among other things, giving chemicals to their kids and share the evidence with child protective services, Facebook and other authorities. The treatments lead to children resisting, screaming or gasping, according to images of Facebook posts shared by Eaton and Seigler. Ex-WH Lawyer McGahn ... more
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