Fake Filters? Companies falsely claim to have prestigious water safety certification

With water quality and safety concerns across the country, many families are turning to water filters. But there are counterfeit filters and filters carrying fake certification marks.

Reagor-Dykes submits reorganization plan ahead of July 11 hearing

  Migrant surge strains resources along the border

Watching Your Wallet: Experts say to shop around for the best deals on car insurance and cell phone plans

Lubbock County DA asks judge to seal details of ME contract

Medical board rejects allegations that doctor practiced without license in ME’s office

  Graves case against NAAG Pathology Labs, Matshes, Andrews dismissed

Continued Coverage

  Bart Reagor breaks silence on fraud allegations: “I had no idea”

AG Paxton launches new citywide immersive training initiative to combat human trafficking in Texas

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Are the ice cream trucks in your neighborhood operating legally?

Attorneys for Reagor-Dykes hope reorganization plan to be finalized by September

Former Reagor-Dykes CFO Shane Smith to be sentenced in October

  Shane Smith, former Reagor-Dykes CFO, pleads guilty to wire fraud

Court date set for Reagor-Dykes damages settlement, though Reagor disputes amount owed

July 11 is the date set for Ford Motor Credit Company and Bart Reagor to settle the amount owed to Ford after the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group filed for Bankruptcy on Aug. 1.

  KCBD Investigates: Questions on Lubbock County discretionary budget

As Lubbock County’s discretionary funds have been earmarked for certain projects, questions have surfaced on what that could mean for the county’s bottom line.

  Commissioners receive copy of NAAG insurance

A little over a week ago, the company that currently runs the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, National Autopsy Assay Group, or NAAG, announced that it would not continue its work after its contract expired in the fall.

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Citizens Tower parking not done by Nov. 7 move-in

City officials tell the KCBD Investigates Team that they may have to bus employees to and from Citizen’s Tower during the first few months of work, because with the addition of the other offices, there is simply not enough space for everyone to park.

Reagor: We’ve paid Vista Bank back

Auction of hundreds of Reagor-Dykes items set for Saturday

Texas governor signs bills to combat human trafficking, aid sexual assault survivors

Ford: Reagor owes $7,000 a day in interest

  FBI visits Lubbock County officials during investigation into NAAG Pathology Labs

  MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE: NAAG Pathology Labs announces plans to not renew contract with Lubbock County

  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.

  KCBD Investigates: Unanswered questions on Lubbock County Medical Examiner

Is Dr. Sam Andrews an employee of Lubbock County, or does he still work for a California-based company?

RDAG Attorneys: progress made in TT&L isssues

Wednesday’s update from attorneys for the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group in their ongoing bankruptcy hearing could be summed up in one word... progress.

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

Law enforcement has been working to adapt to this long-lasting and ever-changing issue of finding traffickers and getting victims the help they deserve.

  Sex Trafficking: Open Door Survivor Housing provides a hand up

Open Door Survivor Housing is one of the facilities survivors have available to find a hand up and encouragement to live their lives after breaking free from their captors.

Sex Trafficking: How you can help

Whether it’s handing out goody-bags to dancers at the gentleman’s clubs, or just teaching those in the community what the signs are, the Human Rescue Coalition says anyone can get involved.

  Specially trained nurses help sex trafficking victims across the South Plains

in many situations, victims of sex trafficking need medical treatment - it could be because of sexual or physical abuse. Lubbock is equipped with nine sexual assault nurse examiners or SANE nurses.

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

When it comes to sex trafficking, prevention experts say it’s on men to end it, because it’s mostly men buying the victims for sex.

  Sex Trafficking: Stories of Lubbock survivors

Most parents would do anything to protect their children from harm, but in some households right here in Lubbock, parents are deliberately putting their children in dangerous situations so they can make a profit.

  Voice of Hope combats sex trafficking through education

People tend to think Lubbock doesn’t have to deal with “big city” problems like trafficking, but Leslie Timmons, the Education director at Voice of Hope, said West Texas is a perfect storm, with our big industries and disposable money.

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

Since 2015, the Texas Governor's Office has invested $40 million in the fight against sex trafficking. Some of those funds have been used to provide services to survivors on the South Plains.

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

On Friday, Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Sam Andrews filed a motion to recuse Judge Les Hatch from hearing any matters in the lawsuit filed against Andrews and the National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs.

Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

Want to get top dollar for your home this spring? Or are you looking to buy your first home? NerdWallet gives tips for those on both sides of the equation.

Texas man arrested, charged with possession of child pornography

The Child Exploitation Unit of the Texas Attorney General’s Office arrested 44-year-old James Scott Scruggs, of Leander, Texas, on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

  Former Ruby Tequila’s head Foote in California prison

The man former Ruby Tequila’s employees blame for the unexpected closure of all locations is behind bars, but not in Texas.

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

Scientists are using forensic genetics to help solve decades-old cold cases.

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

Friday afternoon KCBD learned that in the first week of the portal being online, the Lubbock Tax Assessor-Collector’s office has processed 31 titles for former Reagor-Dykes customers.

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

The county is reversing its stance. County Commissioner Bill McCay has released the compiled tabulation sheets for the $99 million bond election. The Investigates Team was previously told the individual tabulation sheets for the bond election would not be released.

  Failed and Forgotten

The deaths of hundreds of children because of abuse or neglect goes unnoticed every year by agencies that protect kids. Congress and a 45-year-old law are largely to blame.

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

When children die because of abuse or neglect, child protection agencies are often blamed – they are underfunded and overworked. But there are many other culprits who failed children.

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Carfax experts say there are potentially more than one million cars on the roads with false odometer readings - meaning their mileage has been rolled back to make the vehicles look like they have less wear and tear.

  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.