Interview With GOP Nominee Donald Trump
SUMMARY: Dillon Thomas takes viewers aboard Donald Trump's private jet in this two-part story. The first portion features a preview of the full interview, which follows.
Tornado Cleanup In Afton, Oklahoma
SUMMARY: When storms made their way into the small town of Afton, Oklahoma, some families were forced to take shelter. Dillon Thomas speaks to one family who lost every building on their ranch, except the house which they were hiding in.
Family Survives Tornado In Clifty, Arkansas
SUMMARY: "I feel we looked right up into the tornado, and lived to talk about it." A tornado rolls through one family's yard, while they watch from their living room. Dillon Thomas talks to the owner.
EXCLUSIVE: IT Worker Hacks Police Chief's Computer; Investigated For Leaking Duggar Sexual Assault Report
SUMMARY: After two months of following leads and tips, Dillon Thomas exploited claims that police had a lead on a man who may have released the Duggar molestation reports to the national media. In this exclusive report, police describe a breach to their system, which left the city’s police chief vulnerable
EXCLUSIVE: Unvercover Police Crack Down On Fake ID's
SUMMARY: MMJ Dillon Thomas goes undercover with the Fayetteville Police Department for an underage drinking sting. Thomas used hidden cameras to follow police, as they busted University of Arkansas students who were using illegal fake ID cards to purchase alcohol during the first week of the 2016 school year.
MMJ Example: Deputy Refuses To Let His Gunshot Wound & Attacks On Other Officers Impact His Service
SUMMARY: In an exclusive interview, Dillon Thomas speaks with Cpl. Taylor Reed, shortly after he returned to patrol. Reed was shot while responding to a murder scene. In this story, he discusses his fear, and the recent murders of officers across the nation.
MMJ Example: Firefighters Train For Collapsed Structure Response
SUMMARY: MMJ Dillon Thomas takes you inside the rubble of a collapsed home, where firefighters from across Northwest Arkansas put a week's worth of training into action.
EXCLUSIVE: Investigative Report Reveals Centerton Police Chief Is Ineligible To Serve
SUMMARY: An investigative report done by Dillon Thomas reveals a police chief was ineligible to serve in such a role. In the report, it is brought to the attention of citizens that the recently-hired police chief was "double-dipping" in retirement by taking the job. The state told Thomas, if the chief was not removed, state funding could be withheld from the city. The report later expedited the state's pressure on the city to replace the chief.
Breaking News Live Shot: Man Shoots At Deputies & Evades Police
SUMMARY: Dillon Thomas was the first reporter on the scene as police responded to a golf course, where a wanted man fired shots at a deputy. Only one TV news crew made it inside the perimeter set by police, and covered the manhunt until its ending in a different state, four days later. That crew was 5NEWS' Dillon Thomas, and photojournalist Dave Walker.
Man Barricades Himself Inside Home And Fires Weapon At Police
SUMMARY: Dillon Thomas broke the news, when police responded to a man who had barricaded himself inside of his home. Police were posted outside the home during the standoff, which lasted more than four hours. In this report, the only video of the man being carried out of the home by police is seen.
Controversial Entrepreneur's Legal History Revealed
SUMMARY: Dillon Thomas reads through dozens of pages of legal documents, exposing the legal history of a local entrepreneur. The subject of the legal documents was involved with a business partner who had an extensive background of embezzlement.
Breaking News Coverage: Suspect Escapes From Deputies
SUMMARY: Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together to try and locate a suspect who ran from police. Dillon Thomas was the first reporter to break the news, and the first reporter on scene.
EXCLUSIVE: Capital Murder Suspect’s Brother Explains Reason Behind Sibling’s Involvement
SUMMARY: Only hours after being arrested, and charged with the murder of his wife, one suspect claims he is a victim as well. In an exclusive interview, the brother of that suspect explains why his sibling took blame for the murder he “didn’t commit.”
EXCLUSIVE: Dillon Thomas Interviews Rico Cohn Following Release From Jail
SUMMARY: Rico Cohn was arrested, and charged with the murder of Nina Ingram, in 2012. Facing capital murder charges, and the death penalty, Cohn was held in jail for 1,121 days. However, he was released from jail, after the key witness in the trial died. Dillon Thomas spoke exclusively with Cohn, only weeks after being released.
SCOTUS Ruling Impacts Parole Chances For Convicted Murderers
SUMMARY: Dillon Thomas spoke with lawmakers and prosecutors about the recent SCOTUS ruling, which provided new opportunities for some murderers to be let out of prison early.
Campaign For District 88
SUMMARY: Dillon Thomas shows the different campaign styles, as two candidates from different generations seek office.
Student Hospitalized After Consuming Drugs Prescribed To Classmate's Mother
SUMMARY: Reporter Dillon Thomas unveiled an arrest made at a local high school, after prescription drugs were being passed out to students during lunch. One student was in a drug induced coma for 18 hours. Police later called the situation "a drug issue in our schools."
EXCLUSIVE: Former IT Worker Claims He Warned Mayor About Possible Hacks
SUMMARY: In a follow up to a story broke by Dillon Thomas, a former IT worker claimed he warned the city’s mayor about the vulnerability of the city’s computer network. This exclusive interview comes after Thomas’ story, which revealed a city employee had hacked the police chief’s computer, and stole thousands of private documents. That same hacker was thought to have released the Josh Duggar molestation documents to the national media.
"Night To Shine" Special Needs Prom Night
SUMMARY: Every person deserves the chance to go to prom at least one time in their life. In this story, you are taken inside a prom designed just for those with special needs. A unique prom, where everyone is pampered for free. A special prom, where everyone is named king, or queen.
Woman Drowns Puppies To Avoid Stress
SUMMARY: A woman tells deputies she drowned her puppies because she was stressed during tax season. Now, she remains behind bars, and her neighbors speak exclusively with Dillon Thomas following the arrest.
Woman Attacked On Trail; Other Joggers Recall Encounters With Suspect
SUMMARY: A woman was attacked, and dragged into the woods, on a popular Fayetteville trail. Dillon Thomas spoke with other joggers, including one who said she was almost attacked by the same man.
New $3 Million BMX Park Nears Completion In Rogers, AR.
SUMMARY: Those who enjoy riding mountain bikes will soon have a park to ride at in Rogers, AR. The "Rail Yard" park is set to be completed in August, 2015.
Heavy Storms Force Flood Gates To Open; Residents Down Stream On Alert
SUMMARY: In 2008, the flood gates at Beaver Lake were opened. With heavy storms making their way through Northwest Arkansas, once again the gates had to be opened in 2015. Dillon Thomas speaks with one resident who fears her home may be in danger's way.
School Bans Religious Shirt
SUMMARY: When one teenager wears a religious shirt to class, school officials tell her it promotes sexual conversations. Dillon Thomas has the exclusive interview, featured on FOX, CNN, and MSNBC.
Dangers Of Tannerite; A Legal Explosive
SUMMARY: An explosive product, designed for target practice, claims the life of a boy. Law enforcement officers demonstrate to Dillon Thomas how to properly use the product.
Local Man's Battle With Cancer Goes Viral
SUMMARY: Benn Banks speaks exclusively with Dillon Thomas, days after Tim McGraw helped make his story go viral.
Late-Spring & Early-Summer Live Shots & Fronts
SUMMARY: A compilation of live shots & fronts from the field, all filmed/aired in recent newscasts.
Man Attempts To Kill Family By Setting Home On Fire
SUMMARY: A family wakes up to smoke alarms going off in their home. Police later arrest the father of the children inside, after he admitted to setting the doorways on fire while they slept inside. The woman who called 911 speaks exclusively with Dillon Thomas.
Shortage Of Blood Donations
SUMMARY: When snow and ice storms shut down schools and businesses, The Red Cross also is restricted. One mother who lost her child to Leukemia tells Dillon Thomas how donating blood during the winter can save lives.
Explosion On "19 Kids & Counting" Home Property
SUMMARY: Whille filming their reality show "19 Kids & Counting" only 100 yards away, the Duggar Family heard an explosion on their property. Dillon Thomas spoke to the family, who says one child was driving by as the explosion occurred.
Robert De Niro Speaks At Bentonville Film Festival
SUMMARY: Robert De Niro showcases his documentary about his father. He followed the screening with a Q&A from the crowd.
National Civil War Park Removes Some Confederate Flags
SUMMARY: Following a shooting at a historic church in South Carolina, Pea Ridge National Military Park will no longer display the confederate flag in certain portions of its property. The announcement was heavily disfavored by many Arkansans, who say the flag is a part of history.