Charlie of 'Chairs for Charlie' story loses leukemia battle

Some sad news to pass along as a man who inspired his entire neighborhood has passed away.

Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride gets underway in Houston area this week

On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Wounded Warrior Project helped veterans like Chuck Layman pick out which bicycle he will be riding.

Chairs for Charlie: Neighbors help a friend in need

After one man's leukemia slowed him down on his daily walks, neighbors left chairs out for him in front of their homes so he can rest along the way.

Seahawks player to go to prom with local autistic teen

Taylor Kirkwood, of Anahuac High School, recently found out she'll be attending the prom with Seattle Seahawks player and former Texas A&M player, Christine Michael.

Lunch Angel

'Lunch Angel' pays off more negative lunch balances

'Lunch angel' Kenny Thompson of Feed the Future Forward made his second donation in a week to a Cy-Fairbanks ISD school when he contributed $673.94 to pay off all 128 past-due lunch balances at…

'Lunch Angel' pays off hundreds more delinquent student accounts

Kenny Thompson says after his story about paying off student's delinquent lunch accounts aired on Local 2, donations from around the world started pouring in. So he went back at it!

School lunch angel's mission grows

All day Wednesday viewers called in asking how they can help a local man who paid off students' negative lunch accounts.

'Lunch Angel' Kenny Thompson soars in to help again

Kenny Thompson says after his story about paying off students' delinquent lunch accounts aired on Local 2, donations from around the world started pouring in. So he went back at it!

Man pays delinquent lunch accounts for more than 60 kids

"These are elementary school kids. They don't need to be worried about finances," said Kenny Thompson. "They need to be worried about what grade they got in spelling."

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KPRC is proud to cover Houstonians making a difference

KPRC Local 2 is committed to covering stories that show how Houstonians are making a difference in their communities.

Making A Difference Houston

Houstonians are making a difference

KPRC Local 2 is committed to covering stories that show how Houstonians are making a difference in their communities.

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NBA legends visit 2 elementary schools

Several NBA legends visit two Houston elementary schools to make donations.

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Waiter honored for defending special needs boy

A waiter who stood up for a special needs child is honored by the boy's school.

Hiring Our Heroes

Veterans attend 'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair

Hundreds of veterans visit a Houston Hiring Our Heroes job fair to try to find employment.

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Builder launches zero-energy homes

A group of homes in Independence Heights just might be the most advanced, futuristic, affordable homes in the world.

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Marines help veteran whose home was vandalized

A World War II veteran is overwhelmed by the amount of support he's received since his home was targeted by vandals.

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Waiter stands up for special-needs child

A Houston waiter refuses to serve a customer who made a rude comment about a child in the restaurant.

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Good Samaritan returns stolen viola to owner

A musician's prized possession that was stolen will be returned to her just in time for Christmas, thanks to a Good Samaritan in Missouri City.

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Texans take kids on shopping spree

Dec. 18, 2012: The Houston Texans rookies create some holiday magic for some very special kids. Jennifer Reyna reports.

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Donate to support fund

KPRC Local 2 joins the United Way and the Greater Houston Community Foundation to raise money for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

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'Peter Pan' teaches Courtney Zavala how to fly

The magical tale of "Peter Pan" is coming to life in downtown Houston with a renowned Tony Award nominee once again playing the leading role.

Hiring our Heroes

Job fair helps veterans find employment

Dozens of companies and organizations hold a job fair specifically to hire military veterans.

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Andre Johnson buys Christmas gifts for needy kids

December is a time for giving, so Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson took a group of needy kids on a shopping spree.

Snowball Express

Snowball Express brings holiday cheer

Nov. 30, 2012: A very special flight left George Bush Intercontinental Airport today. The Snowball Express flies families of fallen military heroes to Dallas for a weekend getaway. Khambrel Marshall…

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Therapy dogs help heal at VA hospital

Two specially trained dogs are on the job at the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital's Polytrauma Center, helping wounded warriors recover from their painful physical and emotional injuries.

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Salvation Army gets first gold coin of season

The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command receives its first gold coin of the holiday season.

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$3,300 found in donated shoes

Employees at a Goodwill store find thousands of dollars in a pair of donated shoes and hang on to it in case the owner came back for it -- and she did.

Hero Marine gets special gift

A Houston Marine who spent years of his life serving his country is handed the keys to a new home.

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Soldier surprises kids at school

The sacrifice of life in the military often means missing important moments with family, like visiting their kids at school or even witnessing the birth of a child. One local soldier comes home to do…

Sailor Returns Home

Sailor meets daughter after 9 month deployment

A sailor returns home after being deployed on the USS Enterprise for nine months and meets his baby daughter for the first time.

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Texans salute the troops

Nov. 1, 2012: The Houston Texans honor the U.S. military during Salute to Service Week. Nick Giovanni reports.

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Texans help donate new home to Alvin family

The Houston Texans and Operation Finally Home donate a house to an Alvin widow of a staff sergeant.

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Volleyball player returns to court after losing part of leg

Randy McIlvoy reports on Abby Mueller's journey back to the court after losing part of her leg in a July boating accident.

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Detained pilots return home to Houston

Two pilots who were wrongly detained for nearly a year and a half in a Panama jail return home to Houston to a heroes' welcome.

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Milo honored at Minute Maid Park

Legends come out to support and honor Milo Hamilton.

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Dominique Sachse: 'Proud to Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 anchor Dominique Sachse is proud to cover Houston.

Owen Conflenti

Owen Conflenti: 'Proud To Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 morning anchor Owen Conflenti is proud to cover Houston.

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Dominique gives time for American Heart Association

KPRC Local 2 anchor Dominique Sachse is proud to give time to help the American Heart Association.

Rachel McNeill

'Big Brothers, Big Sisters' important to Rachel McNeill

KPRC Local 2 anchor Rachel McNeill is proud to help an organization like Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

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Frank Billingsley: 'Proud to Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley is proud to cover Houston.

Rachel McNeill

Rachel McNeill: 'Proud To Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 anchor Rachel McNeill is proud to cover Houston.

Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman: 'Proud to Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 morning anchor Lauren Freeman is proud to cover Houston.

Randy McIlvoy

Randy McIlvoy: 'Proud To Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 sports director Randy McIlvoy is proud to cover Houston.

Bill Balleza

Bill Balleza: Dedicated to USO

KPRC Local 2 anchor Bill Balleza is proud to cover Houston and help important organizations such as the USO.

Bill Balleza

Bill Balleza: 'Proud To Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 anchor Bill Balleza is proud to cover Houston.

Anthony Yanez

Anthony Yanez: 'Proud to Cover Houston'

KPRC Local 2 meteorologist Anthony Yanez tells why he is proud to cover Houston.

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KPRC Local 2 proud of community involvement

KPRC Local 2 is proud to be involved with the community.

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Houston father's YouTube video goes viral

A Houston father's YouTube video goes viral after making his son's dream come true -- a play-date with Spider-Man.

Boy saves mother's life with 911 call

A 9-year-old boy is being called a hero for saving his mother's life with one call.

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Neighbor deemed hero after apartment fire

An early morning fire at the Sundance Apartments destroys an entire unit of apartment homes, but because of the fast action response of one of the residents, a major tragedy is avoided.

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Teen plays ball after battling cancer

A teenager's dream to play baseball came true, but his journey to the field wasn't easy.

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Airplane passenger from Houston called a hero

A Houston man is credited for stopping a person who attacked a flight attendant while in the air.

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Welcome home parade held for Iraq war vets

Thousands turn out for the city of Houston's welcome home parade for the men and women who served in Iraq.

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Boy, 9, makes life-saving call

A 9-year-old jumps into action when his mom has a heart attack, saving her life.

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