The KCBD Investigates team is continuing to look at how local government bodies follow their own rules. This week’s focus is on the town of Slaton and just how closely city leaders are following those rules when it comes to the benefit of their own personal business.
The KCBD Investigative team continues to look into the possible inappropriate use of Lubbock Police Department resources. Specifically, how this approval effects Lubbock citizens. Why would city officials authorize tax funds for police protection for a council member at a private out of town event?
The KCBD Investigates team is looking into a major price disparity for local breast cancer screenings. You may be surprised to know when compared to cities outside of Lubbock, the cost for a Breast MRI can vary by more than 1,500%.
Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.
As part of the resolution of the Third Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation for Reagor-Dykes Auto Group, the Trustee is prepared to announce the chance for former Reagor-Dykes consumers to assert claims for compensation.
Cities are required to respond to public information requests, but when our Investigates team asked for the mayor's financial records, most of what we needed had been redacted. Here's what it took to get the answers we needed.
Back in June, the Lubbock Police Department announced an effort to bring more minority applicants into the department. Now, with the first new recruiting class about to start, we asked partners to provide a report card, indicating how well they did.
More than two years after the first claims against the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, legal action continues as the creditor’s trust for the bankrupt company filed a lawsuit claiming AimBank ignored warning signs of fraud.
The National Autopsy Assay Group, once contracted to work with the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, has sent a letter to Lubbock County officials, calling the office a “hot mess,” following the recent resignation of former Medical Examiner Dr. John Lang.
The Lubbock County Commissioners appointed Dr. Charles Addington as the Acting Chief Medical Examiner after current Medical Examiner, Dr. John Lang, submitted his resignation early Monday morning. Dr. Lang was hired in October 2019.
Businesses and individuals who were victims of fraudulent actions by employees of Reagor-Dykes Auto Group may be closer to receiving compensation after the third amended Chapter 11 liquidation plan was filed Tuesday.
It has been more than two months since Lubbock’s stay at home order was put into effect and during that time Lubbock saw a 50% decrease in reported child abuse cases compared to the same time last year. However, experts say the numbers are deceiving, and in reality, are evidence of a bigger problem.
Attorneys for the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group estate filed a motion late Monday morning claiming former CFO Shane Smith “cooked the books,” allowing him to take $527,076.81 commission payments he was not owed.
In a 33-page complaint filed Wednesday, the bankrupt auto group claims: “FMCC racked up millions in profits from interest that the Debtors paid and interest that consumers paid on vehicle deals that Reagor-Dykes originated.”
An analysis of state nursing home inspections and records of COVID-19 infections associated with nursing homes by the Washington Post reveals dozens of facilities had infection-related violations in the months before coronavirus infections.
Unlike many other countries, the FDA doesn't require a "made in" label on drugs, even though the federal agency estimates 80% of the ingredients and 40% of the finished drugs are manufactured overseas.
Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.
The plan will shut down the remaining business operations, sell off everything that is left, and will hand over the consumer issues to a creditors trustee and the consumer ombudsman. The plan also supports the settlement with Rick Dykes.
A motion for a proposed settlement submitted Thursday afternoon by Reagor-Dykes Motors, Rick Dykes and supported by the Texas Attorney General, would release Rick Dykes from all financial claims and/or causes of action in the Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy case.
In court documents filed Wednesday morning by a court appointed Special Litigation Counsel attorney for Reagor-Dykes estates, they claim FirstCapital “knowingly and intentionally participated in Shane Smith’s fraudulent schemes to defraud [Reagor-Dykes Auto Group] and their creditors.”
On the eve of a court hearing that may decide whether the Reagor Dykes estates stay in reorganization or are liquidated, new filings in the RDAG bankruptcy case by the Texas Attorney General reveal that Reagor Dykes has “resolved approximately 90 percent of the initial consumer issues.”
Current and former NFL players say they have tested positive for drugs because of contaminated supplements. Scientists say it's a problem not just for athletes but anyone taking supplements - particularly those in performance-enhancement categories like weight loss and muscle building.
Twelve Reagor-Dykes Auto Group employees have pleaded guilty in federal court in connection to the auto giant criminal case. Three of those were set to be sentenced on two separate dates in January. All three sentencing hearings were cancelled.
After years of breaking the law, the FBI has finally and quietly released its own hate crime statistics. As InvestigateTV uncovered in Measure of Hate, while the FBI published annual hate crime statistics, the agency failed to release its own numbers.
It may be small, but 5 families will be receiving death certificates after months of waiting. The Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s office has completed five of the 172 cases NAAG Pathology Labs left unfinished.
Eleven people have pleaded guilty for their role in the Reagor-Dykes “fraud scheme.” The investigation reveals more than $40 million worth of “collateralized inventory that RDAG was unable to produce for inspection,” according to court documents.
Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.
A total of eight people have now pleaded guilty for their role in the Reagor-Dykes “fraud scheme,” according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. The investigation reveals more than $40 million worth of “collateralized inventory that RDAG was unable to produce for inspection,” ac
Two days after KCBD published a report on the 172 families stuck in limbo without death certificates in Lubbock County, National Autopsy Assay Group (NAAG) sent a media release and a letter saying, “It is important that the public get the whole story.”
There are over 60 pages of criminal complaints dating back to early 2017, all under the same landlord. These documents reveal a pattern of disturbing claims including harassment, destruction of property, and assault.
First Bank & Trust has filed a motion asking the court to move the Reagor-Dykes companies from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, aimed at restructuring and preserving the dealerships, to Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which would liquidate all the assets and end Reagor-Dykes as a going concern.
Two more Reagor-Dykes Auto Group employees have pleaded guilty to fraud for their role in a $23 million check kiting scheme, allegedly under the direction of the auto group’s former Chief Financial Officer, Shane Smith.