Jobin Panicker, WFAA TV

Jobin Panicker


Plano, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Jobin:

Fort Worth family says home rental scammers took money and threatened to hurt kids

"First I'm getting put out of a home and now I'm getting threatened of my life. What else could possibly happen?" Daija Washington said. → Read More

Black Friday to set off another record year, but more shoppers are spending fewer dollars in inflation year

Black Friday is generally the start of the holiday season. But a lot of retailers have already unveiled their holiday collections and savings as early as October. → Read More

Rental scam hits McKinney family hard as scammer pretends to be homeowner, collects rent

Within minutes of showing interest in a McKinney home, they got a call from someone claiming to be the owner. That call would cost them thousands of dollars. → Read More

Texas drought hurting Christmas trees, farmers to import out-of-state

Woody Woodruff of Kadee Tree Farm lost around a thousand trees due to the drought. Thankfully he has 28 acres and an out-of-state shipment coming mid-November. → Read More

Allen ISD proposals for attendance realignment could mean big changes at elementary schools

The elementary schools on the west side are "bursting at the seams" while some schools in the east are at 40% to 50% capacity. → Read More

'I want my baby back': Family in mourning after 6-year-old hit, killed by suspected drunk driver in Grand Prairie

"We do believe the driver was intoxicated. He was showing signs of intoxication at the scene," said officer Mark Beseda of Grand Prairie police. → Read More

British store in Grapevine helps people grieve queen's passing

"She was always in the background of everything that was English," said customer Larry Groebe. → Read More

Uvalde priest reflects on impact of school massacre: 'We're much more than the tragedy'

This is one tragedy this small city feels is too big to escape -- as hard as a local priest wants them to try. → Read More

Sales tax holiday draws families from out of state

Texas will have its Sales Tax Holiday between Aug. 5 through Aug. 7. → Read More

Following Uvalde tragedy, more schools sign up for school marshal program

"I don't want a Uvalde anywhere. I will do anything & everything to protect my kids," said Cody Patton of Harrold ISD, where staff and educators can conceal carry. → Read More

Texas drought conditions, apathy to result in 'millions of dollars' in landscaping losses, experts say

"Millions of dollars have been lost by commercial landscapes and home landscapes that have not been tended," said gardening expert Neil Sperry. → Read More

One year after Plano explosion, neighbors focus on building back community

"We are more than what happened on that July 19 day," one neighbor said. → Read More

2022 heat wave has people reminiscing about the iconic 'I Survived the 1980 Texas Heat Wave' shirt

"You'd walk outside and it was like an assault on your entire being," said former WFAA weather anchor Steve Newman. → Read More

'I give them solutions': New Mexico doctor seeing hundreds of Texas women wanting abortions

"You're entitled to your opinion, but I sleep very well at night," said Dr. Franz Theard. → Read More

Frisco man unveils active threat tech to help lead public to safety

Ernie Williams has spent nearly two decades in counter-terrorism, which has prepared him for his next big project -- a technology called Go-to-Green. → Read More

Wheel thieves are leaving North Texas vehicles on cinder blocks, and 1 family has been hit twice

"They only want to get paid in cash. They're selling a Corolla wheel worth $120 for $20, these are all those tells," Massoudi told WFAA. → Read More

City of Dallas, police send nuisance noise warnings to wrong addresses

"I don't know where they got their information from because it's not true," said resident Patricia Ann Ketchum. → Read More

Dallas Animal Services unveils coyote management plan draft

"We're really looking for compliance. We're not looking to prosecute anybody's grandmother," said DAS Director MeLissa Webber. → Read More

'Back of our minds all the time': Active threat, shooter training held at SMU

The training took place on the SMU campus at a building that is currently being renovated. It happened during the summer when there are fewer staff & students. → Read More

Uvalde mass shooting reignites debate over arming teachers

In the two days since the Uvalde mass shooting, there have been three reported gun incidents in North Texas. → Read More