Child critically burned in Montgomery County

Authorities are working to determine what caused of a 5-year-old to suffer burns on more than 80 percent of his body.


PD: Shoplifting mom abandoned daughter when caught at Galleria

A Houston mother is facing three serious charges after investigators said she abandoned her 8-year-old daughter at the Galleria to get away from police after allegedly shoplifting.


Spokesperson: George H.W. Bush "in great spirits"

Former President George H. W. Bush will remain at Methodist Hospital until at least Saturday, but a spokesperson said he "remains in high spirits."


Armed thieves try robbing store in Aldine

Employees at a northwest Houston convenience store is on high alert after two men with guns tried to rob the owners.


Dad accused of smoking meth around his kids on Christmas Eve

Police said the mother told the father to leave, but he was too high to cooperate.


Local 2 viewers help family burglarized Christmas Eve

Very giving Local 2 viewers saw a story about a family burglarized on Christmas Eve and decided to help the family in need.


Shoppers flood malls day after Christmas for sales, returns

For many, Christmas is the day you get that perfect gift you were hoping for. But for others it's the day after when you get to return that not-so-perfect gift and get what you really wanted.


One dead after officer-involved shooting outside Texas City nightclub

One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting outside a nightclub in Texas City.


Pct 1: Drunk driver refuses ride home, runs over woman after holiday party

A Christmas party got out of hand Thursday night in northwest Houston when, witnesses said, a guest insisted on driving home intoxicated.


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Jim Beam born to Jack Daniels

Here's one baby name that probably won't make it on this year's most popular list: Jim Beam.



50-year Christmas tradition ends in Arkansas

A 50-year Christmas tradition has come to an end for Alla Jean Priest of Paragould, Arkansas. In 1964, she paid $15 for the 6-foot, lifelike evergreen tree. This will be the last year she uses the tree because since her husband died, the tree is too…


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Official: US eyes dozens of Gitmo transfers

The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official.

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