Judge denies objection, rules Reagor must repay Ford Motor Credit

Bart Reagor will have to join his former business partner Rick Dykes in paying Ford Motor Credit millions of dollars as the co-guarantor of the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group.

  Sex Trafficking: Undercover LPD Detective shares stories on trafficking in the Hub City

  Sex Trafficking: Open Door Survivor Housing provides a hand up

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  South Plains organization aims to stop male buyers of sex trafficking victims

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  Voice of Hope combats sex trafficking through education

  Governor’s Office aids efforts to stop sex trafficking, heal survivors on the South Plains

Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner files motion to recuse Judge Hatch from lawsuit

  Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

Texas man arrested, charged with possession of child pornography

  Former Ruby Tequila’s head Foote in California prison

IBC files petition against Reagor Dykes, seeking $26 million

International Bank of Commerce Oklahoma filed a petition against several Reagor Dykes companies and personally against Bart Reagor and Rick Dykes on Wednesday, claiming they have defaulted on millions of dollars worth of loans and promissory notes.

  Company, doctors running Lubbock County M.E.’s office filed motions to dismiss lawsuits

KCBD Investigates has received new documents in the controversy surrounding the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s office.

  Defense attorney on medical examiner investigation: ‘Right now, we have a circus’

Interesting, frustrating, a little bit angry,” those are the words Lubbock criminal defense attorney Rusty Gunter used to describe the backlog of cases in the county due to an investigation into the medical examiner’s office.

State suing Reagor,Dykes for dealership sales taxes

The State of Texas is now involved in the ongoing legal chaos surrounding the former Reagor-Dykes Auto Group.

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

Reagor-Dykes creates new portal for customers with TT&L issues

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: County reverses stance, releases some bond issue tabulation sheets

  Failed and Forgotten

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Engineering qualifications for $99 million bond election

Voting is underway for a proposed $99 million road bond election. A year ago, 3 engineering firms were pre-qualified for those engineering designs. We spoke with County Engineer Jennifer Davidson to learn more about those qualification standards, and why the final results aren't public information.

  Sales tax, title relief now possible after Reagor-Dykes judgment

Judge Robert Jones agreed on a motion Wednesday that would eliminate the sales tax for Reagor-Dykes Auto Group customers in Lubbock County that are in the vehicle registration process.

Bart Reagor, wife deny $2.4 million breach of contract complaint

Bart and Annette Reagor are demanding a trial by jury on all matters that may be tried. They’re also asking the judge to dismiss Universal’s complaint. Bart and Annette are also asking for the recovery of their costs and attorneys’ fees and for “further relief to which they may be justly entitled.”

Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

Rather than taking a tax refund check and splurging on a quick shopping spree, NerdWallet advises people make smart spending – or saving - plans.

  Complainants updated on investigation of Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner’s office

A handful of people who filed complaints about the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office with the Texas Medical Board are now receiving updates on the status of the investigation.

Head Coach Chris Beard’s salary after successful season

KCBD Investigates Head Coach Chris Beard's potential salary after a successful season.

No resolutions in RDAG hearing, though attorneys say they are making progress in TT&L issues

Wednesday afternoon’s hearing in federal court offered no resolutions, though attorneys did tell the court they are making progress. The majority of items on the agenda were moved to later this month or next.

  Man blamed for Twisted Spigot and Ruby Tequila’s closures could serve prison time in California

The man former employees blame for the unexpected closure of Ruby Tequila’s and the Twisted Spigot, could spend years behind bars, but not for anything he is accused of doing on the South Plains.

Rick Dykes agrees to a $58 million judgment

Ford Motor Credit Company LLC and Rick Dykes have agreed to a judgment saying Dykes personally owes Ford more than $58 million. The motion was filed today in the U.S. District Court.

  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.

  INVESTIGATES: Area law enforcement warns, most forms of CBD are illegal

CBD is popular in Texas, with most users thinking it's legal, but Seminole police are warning that it's not. Sydney Kessler explains why.

  Brownfield doctor pleads guilty to distributing drugs following DEA raid

The source, “stated that Dr. Tedford prescribed high quantities of hydrocodone, up to 360 tablets per month, along with Xanax and carisoprodol. The source state that individuals were driving from Lubbock to Brownfield to see Dr. Tedford and were then returning to Lubbock to fill prescriptions.”

  Universal Underwriters sue Bart Reagor, wife for more than $2.4 Million

Universal Underwriters Service Corporation, a company who provides protection products for customers buying a vehicle, is suing Bart and Annette Reagor for $2,471,650.64 plus all attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses. According to the contract between Universal and Reagor-Dykes Auto Group, Bart and An

  Rick Dykes reveals corruption, secrets, affairs within RDAG in witness statement

Rick Dykes has issued a new witness statement in the form of a timeline after Vista Bank again amended their lawsuit against FirstCapital Bank, Brad Burgess and Kenneth Burgess Jr. to recover more than $6 million in damages. They’re claiming FirstCapital had insider information they obtained through

  Some Reagor-Dykes Auto Group customers still stuck in limbo after agreement filing

It’s been 232 days since the Reagor Dykes Auto Group (RDAG) filed bankruptcy. Nearly eight months later, there are some customers still paying for vehicles they traded to the dealership in the weeks leading up to that filing.

  Lubbock County D.A.’s office provides update on investigation into M.E.’s office

The Lubbock County District Attorney issued a news release this morning on the investigation into the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office.

  Reagor-Dykes Customer Relief? TT&L issues may be resolved soon

Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Lubbock County, the Texas Comptroller and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles have filed a notice that they have agreed to a resolution for the 656 remaining consumer title issues involving tax, title and license fees in Texas.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.

  Slaton police say unreliable radios spark safety concerns

Police officers in Slaton said they thought they were taking a step to increase safety and communication in their community, but the upgrade they made has left them vulnerable.

  Hundreds of Reagor-Dykes customers still fighting for tags, vehicle registrations

As the ongoing bankruptcy hearings for the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group drag into their eighth month, hundreds of customers remain trapped between the auto group and their local tax collector’s office.

Judge rules AimBank can sell RDAG CDs to pay outstanding checks

Judge Robert Jones has ruled an agreement between Levelland-based AimBank and two Reagor-Dykes dealerships can move forward despite objections from GM Financial.

  Forensic pathologist disputes allegations surrounding Lubbock County M.E.'s office

A forensic pathologist out of the San Francisco area has disputed the allegations made in lawsuits filed against the company running the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office.

  New Mexico AG sues Air Force over Cannon, Holloman AFB groundwater contamination

The complaint filed in New Mexico federal court says the Air Force violated the state’s Hazardous Waste Act, causing danger to communities surrounding the bases.

  Mother of deceased child sues Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner’s Office

Elaina Rose Castilleja of Lubbock passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the age of 10. She was a 5th grader at Brown Elementary when she passed. Her adoptive mother Rebecca Ortiz filed a lawsuit against Evan Matshes, Sam Andrews and National Autopsy Assay Group (NAAG) alleging they caused t

  Vista Bank files civil suit against Bart Reagor for $1.45 million

Vista Bank has filed a civil lawsuit in Lubbock County court against Bart Reagor saying he is personally in default $1,448,401.23 on a loan, because he signed a personal guarantee on the note.

  KCBD Investigates: Bliss Bridal customer documents wedding dress disaster

An investigation spurred by numerous complaints made against local bridal shop, Bliss Bridal at 3806 50th St., countless customers who said they have been struggling to get dresses they paid for months, or even weeks, before their wedding day.

Amarillo autopsies not impacted by Lubbock M.E. controversy

District Attorneys for Randall County and the 47th District have worked with the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s office in previous years.

RDAG ordered to pay $349k in rent by tomorrow for Mitsubishi location

Eighty Second Street Investments LLC and Lubbock Windmill Real Estate LLC have filed court documents that orders the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group to pay up or move out.

  Maegan Hembree: Still missing 6 years later

Tuesday marked six years since Smyer-native Maegan Hembree went missing.

  KCBD Investigates: Third former county employee comes forward with allegations surrounding new management at M.E.'s office

A third former Lubbock County employee with the medical examiner’s office has come forward with allegations surrounding the company hired to run the office.

  National Autopsy Assay Group responds to allegations made in lawsuit

National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs has released a statement regarding the allegations made in a lawsuit filed by a former Lubbock County employee.

GM Financial allowed to reclaim vehicles from Reagor-Dykes

GM Financial will soon be able to take back cars, trucks and SUV’s currently sitting on Reagor-Dykes Auto Group dealership lots.

  Dykes Affidavit: “Ford Credit knew or should have known”

Rick Dykes lays the blame for the collapse of his dealership group at the feet of Shane Smith, Ford Motor Credit, and Ford employee Gary Byrd.

  Travis Co. D.A.’s Office will not sponsor testimony from Lubbock Co. M.E. pending Texas Rangers investigation

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office tells the KCBD Investigates Team it will not sponsor any testimony from Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Sam Andrews while he is under investigation by the Texas Rangers.

  Defense attorney questions empty chair when Dr. Sam Andrews fails to show up to testify

Defense attorney Brian Erskine turned to an empty chair where he had hoped to question the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy in his murder case, but Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Sam Andrews, currently under investigation by the Texas Rangers, was not there.

  Lawsuit: Former Lubbock Medical Examiner’s Office employee exposes ‘California body snatchers’

“Ms. Graves is a hero for exposing these California body snatchers who have taken over the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office,” said attorney Kevin Glasheen. “Of course, they immediately fired her for doing so – and now we are going to make them pay.”

  Doctor claims Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner made false allegations

A forensic pathologist who used to work at the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office has come forward with allegations about the office and the doctors who run it.

Mediation scheduled for Ford, Reagor-Dykes in Dallas

The time and place for mediation between Ford Motor Credit and Reagor-Dykes Auto Group has been set, and now KCBD has learned one interested party will no longer be in attendance.

  Lubbock County Commissioner responds to criminal allegations filed by medical examiner

An ongoing dispute between the Lubbock County Medical Examiner and a recently-installed county commissioner has resulted in a criminal complaint.

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

With sweeping tax code changes affecting this year's filings, experts from NerdWallet help explain how the changes will work for different people.

  KCBD Investigates: Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner not allowed to testify in death cases

The KCBD Investigates Team has learned the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office will not try any death cases that involve the current staff at the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office as the Texas Rangers continue their investigation into the office.

  Judge orders Ford Motor Credit to attend mediation with Reagor-Dykes

A crowd of more than one dozen attorneys were in Judge Robert Jones’ courtroom Thursday to plead their cases in the ongoing Reagor-Dykes reorganization.

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

  Former medical examiner’s office employees not surprised by investigations into office

Commissioners were scheduled to review the agreement with the National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs (NAAG) during Monday's Commissioner's Court meeting, but they voted to table the item.

  Lubbock Co. JP: Arrests are being made on tickets that should have been dismissed

At the Lubbock County Commissioner’s Court Monday morning, Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Susan Rowley requested the court’s approval to purchase a laptop and other equipment, but the reason behind the request left commissioners stunned.

  D.A. asks Texas Rangers to investigate Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Texas Rangers have been asked by the Lubbock County District Attorney to investigate the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office. This comes after the Texas Medical Board began investigating the medical examiner’s office and the chief medical examiner.

  KCBD Investigates: Experience Life closes church properties, leaving some members feeling misled

A group of residents in Yoakum County is without a church after Experience Life’s satellite campus unexpectedly closed its doors. As it turns out, the Plains campus is not the only location to close.

  Reagor-Dykes ordered to leave 82nd Street location

Eighty Second Street Investments LLC and Lubbock Windmill Real Estate LLC have filed court documents that ordered the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group to vacate its Mitsubishi dealership on 82nd Street.

  KCBD Investigates: Customers accuse Bliss Bridal of unfulfilled orders, lost dresses

Customers of the local bridal shop, Bliss Bridal at 3806 50th St., are accusing the store owner of not fulfilling wedding day promises. Some reported unfilled or late orders, getting the runaround and even lost dresses.

Ford objects to motion for RDAG global mediation

Ford Motor Credit Company LLC filed a motion Thursday morning objecting to Reagor-Dykes Auto Group’s motion to compel global mediation.

  FirstBank & Trust: RDAG not sincerely interested in compromise, settlement

FirstBank & Trust officials filed a response in opposition to Reagor Dykes Auto Group’s motion to compel global mediation in their bankruptcy case on Wednesday.

Attorneys for Reagor, Dykes ask for more time after Ford wants $109 million

Attorneys for Bart Reagor and Rick Dykes are asking a district court to grant more time to find evidence disproving Ford Motor Credit’s claim that both Reagor and Dykes had a direct hand in committing an act of fraud.

RDAG files motion requesting mediation, McDougal agrees to participate

Attorneys with Reagor-Dykes Auto Group have filed an emergency motion to compel global mediation involving the McDougal Group.

  Ford wants $109 million from Bart Reagor and Rick Dykes

In court documents filed on Feb. 4 in civil court, Ford Motor Credit wants Bart Reagor and Rick Dykes to pay $109,091,460.95 following a “massive fraud” which happened on Reagor and Dykes' watch.

  KCBD Investigates: Texas Medical Board investigates Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

The KCBD Investigates Team has discovered the Texas Medical Board is investigating the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office and the chief medical examiner.

  Calculating hate: Federally mandated count leaves out untold number of crimes in America

Serious hate crimes from murders to attempted bombings do not show up in federal hate crime data, according to analysis by InvestigateTV.

Punishing hate: Paper tiger laws serve up little to no penalties for attackers

Prosecutors say some state hate crime laws are so weak they "aren't worth the paper they're printed on."

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Under Facebook's policies, convicted sex offenders are not allowed on the site; however, InvestigateTV identified multiple offenders who appeared to have recently active profiles.