Darian Trotter, News 4 San Antonio

Darian Trotter

News 4 San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Darian:

New apprenticeship program is putting people to work in the tech field, amid the pandemic

A new apprenticeship program sweeping the country is helping put people to work here in San Antonio and this program couldn't have come at a better time as many jobs have been affected by the pandemic. At Black Rifle, coffee is king. The veteran-owned and operated coffee cafe that takes pride in creating jobs for veterans, is now further promoting the brand through enhanced marketing. "Marketing… → Read More

Disabled veteran blames a water leak for her $3,300 bill, and late rent payments

SAN ANTONIO - A local renter says an underground water leak is hiking up her water bill. The disabled veteran says because she's on a fixed income, her high water bill is causing her to fall behind on rent. Because of the financial hardship she reached out to us for help. "Water leaks major water leaks," said renter Sandy Mulkey. So when her water bill spiked she had reason to become concerned. → Read More

Gentleman's Club XTC cited, employees accused of prostitution and illegal alcohol sale

SAN ANTONIO - A popular gentleman's club is in hot water, accused of violating social distancing guidelines. Video recorded Labor Day weekend shows a large brawl, after we received complaints about large gatherings there. Inside, we were able to buy a bottle of alcohol, even though the business doesn't have a liquor license. We shared the video with SAPD and went with the SAPD VICE Unite when… → Read More

Problems return weeks after crews cleaned a large drainage ditch near Woodlawn Lake

SAN ANTONIO - Woodlawn Lake families are fed up about the foul odor coming from a large storm water drainage ditch. Crews with public works said sediment was causing the smell when they removed a large amount from the channel back in July. Neighbors say it helped, but now the stench is back. We reached out to city leaders for answers. "They have not corrected the problem," said homeowner Ron… → Read More

Remote learning is keeping some students out of extracurricular activities

SAN ANTONIO - A family says they spent nearly $1,000 when their daughter made the Kenedy High School cheer team. That was before the pandemic. The varsity football team is back on the field Friday night, but their daughter can't participate because she's remote learning. In Texas, football is king; including in the city of Kenedy. "Football is everything," said parent Judy Trevino. That's why… → Read More

After months of slow trash pick-up and flooding, local renters are promised relief

SAN ANTONIO - Renters at a local apartment complex say they're dealing with an overflow of trash and widespread flooding. They say the complex has been without maintenance workers or office staff for months. Frustrated they reached out to Fox San Antonio's Problem Solver Darian Trotter for help. "It's just piling, piling, piling, piling," said renter Isaiah Espinoza. When renters moved into the… → Read More

Rodents running amok, taking over local family's apartment

SAN ANTONIO - Rodents running amok, tearing holes in the furniture, and taking over a local family's apartment. This is happening at the same apartment complex we reported on last week that had a roach infestation. The family reached out to Fox San Antonio's Problem Solver Darian Trotter for help. "They're tearing up the apartment," Sepulveda said. Jessica Sepulveda says she's had enough. She's… → Read More

How a landlord's aggressive eviction attempt landed him behind bars

SAN ANTONIO- An aggressive eviction attempt caught on camera shows an angry landlord who police say went too far trying to evict a local family. "I remember him pointing a gun at all of us and that was the most scary part of my life," said renter Jesse Servin. Home security cameras captured a dramatic confrontation Jesse Servin and his family won't soon forget. His girlfriend and their three… → Read More

GreenStar employees are afraid the LED lighting company may soon go under

A local business struggling during the pandemic is still having problems paying employees on time, two months after our initial report. In July, the founder and CEO GreenStar told us a deal had just been finalized with a global investor and it would allow him to address the company's financial hardship. Employees told us why they're afraid they will soon be out of a job. "It's just stressful,… → Read More

Renter plagued with roach infestation gets a new home

SAN ANTONIO - A local mother's cry for better living conditions has been heard, and granted. That young mother of four had been plagued with a roach infestation for the better part of a year. Now she's packing up and moving into a new apartment thanks to a little help from us. RELATED:A roach infestation at a local apartment complex has a young mother crying out for help "I just don't know what… → Read More

Sheriff releases names of deputies who shot Damien Daniels as family, friends mourn

SAN ANTONIO - As family and friends gathered together to mourn the shooting death of veteran Damian Daniels, the community learned the name of his killer. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office released the names late Wednesday. The shooting deputy has been identified as John A. Rodriguez, 52, he has been with the department for 14 years. Caption: As family and friends gathered together to mourn the… → Read More

A roach infestation at a local apartment complex has a young mother crying out for help

SAN ANTONIO - A roach infestation has a local mother crying out for help. Disturbing video shows the problem that's been plaguing the woman and her four young children for months. She reached out to Fox San Antonio’s Problem Solver Darian Trotter for help. "They're crawling on my kids, and it's bad," said Laura Quintanilla. Laura Quintanilla believes a roach infestation at her apartment is what… → Read More

How the City of San Antonio is coordinating services to help storm evacuees

SAN ANTONIO - Helping families in need. The City of San Antonio and area non-profit agencies are working together to assist storm evacuees seeking temporary shelter. More than 4,000 evacuees traveled to San Antonio to escape the wrath of Hurricane Laura. We took a look at the big way the city is helping. Long lines of evacuees picking up emergency housing vouchers set the tone early in the week,… → Read More

Couple loses thousands for planned vacation after misunderstanding travel restrictions

SAN ANTONIO - Vacation plans for one couple have been postponed indefinitely, after a big misunderstanding. The misunderstanding of the travel ban now has the couple fighting for thousands of dollars. The couple says they cancelled due to their understanding of travel restrictions from the U. S. to Mexico. When they tried to reschedule, they say representatives told them they missed their… → Read More

Hurricane Laura evacuees give San Antonio hotels a boost in business

SAN ANTONIO - Area hotels are enjoying a boost in business as people seeking shelter flock to San Antonio. City leaders had previously expected hundreds of evacuees might travel to San Antonio, but they got thousands. Traffic on highways leading into the San Antonio area has been steady, as families flock to safety and out of the path of Hurricane Laura. "There wasn't a whole lot of warning, no… → Read More

A HUGE 50th wedding anniversary threatened by gathering restrictions

SAN ANTONIO - The Better Business Bureau says there's been a surge of complaints about event cancellations. One local family is among them. They signed a contract at an event hall for a milestone wedding anniversary party. Now they can't have it and are at risk of losing the thousands of dollars they've already paid. They turned to Fox San Antonio's Problem Solver Darian Trotter for help. Edward… → Read More

Grief-stricken family says loved one cremated without giving them chance to say goodbye

A grief-stricken family is dealing with even more heartbreaking news. They say they never got the call they were expecting that their loved one's cremation had been scheduled. Now they're angry because they say they heard from the funeral home after their loved one was cremated -- and they weren't able to say goodbye. When Sylvia Perez thinks about her father it warms her heart. "My dad was very… → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: SA businessman Jose Hoffman talks about being cited and arrested

SAN ANTONIO - A prominent local businessman is questioning his recent arrest. The city's VICE Unit issued Jose Hoffman three citations during a routine inspection at his East side restaurant, El Tipico. Hoffman and his attorney spoke exclusively to Fox San Antonio's Darian Trotter about why the inspection ended with an arrest. "My reaction was like really, I'm going to jail for this," said Jose… → Read More

A New Braunfels retiree is fighting for a refund, after COVID cancelled her travel plans

SAN ANTONIO - A retiree is out of thousands of dollars, after travel plans were cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The New Braunfels woman booked the trip long before the pandemic and says she's been getting the run around for a full refund ever since. She reached out to me to get answers from her travel agent. "I want my money back," said Merle Martin. → Read More

How a local business owner is branching out to survive the pandemic

SAN ANTONIO - A local small business owner is doing all he can to keep his doors open and his employees employed. The owner of Artesia Springs, a water bottling company showed News 4 San Antonio's Darian Trotter how he's branching out to survive the pandemic. "I love you and i miss you, I miss you guys," said owner Rudy Ramon. How a local business owner is branching out to survive the pandemic… → Read More