High-tech apps, sites bring singles together

If you find yourself looking for love this Valentine's Day, it might be time to throw out the conventional dating rules and go mobile.

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Hunters find exotic animals at local taxidermy

Hunters go all over the world to find their next big safari, but many say they come to Conroe Taxidermy to make their catch their family's prized trophy.

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Which is cheaper: Fast food or cooking at home?

We know what's healthier, but what's cheaper -- going through a drive thru or cooking your meals? Lauren Freeman and Owen Conflenti put it to the test.

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Lauren, Owen take meal test

Feb. 11, 2013: We know what's healthier, but what's cheaper -- going through a drive thru or cooking your meals? Lauren Freeman and Owen Conflenti put it to the test. Lauren Freeman reports.

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Procedure could improve aging dog's health

A few months ago, an Australian cattle dog named Layall was barely able to stand. Now, he's pulling his owner down the street, all thanks to a new procedure.

Highway Hot Spots

Why are there more wrecks in some places than others?

There are hotspots in Houston that are prone to accidents. Are these clusters just happenstance or are there lessons in the data to make the roads safer?

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Lauren tries out 2013 fitness trends

Are you looking to shake up your workout with something new? Local 2's Lauren Freeman tries out the top three fitness trends of 2013.

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Lauren tries out 2013 fitness trends

Jan. 2, 2012: Are you looking to shake up your workout with something new? Local 2's Lauren Freeman reports as she tries out the top three fitness trends of 2013.

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One-on-one with Jenna Bush

Dec. 19, 2012: Lauren Freeman interviews Jenna Bush about her pregnancy, her family and her job.

Kendra Scott

Jewelry designer opens Houston stores

Kendra Scott is quickly becoming a household name. Her jewelry is worn by famous and not-so-famous fashionistas alike. What you may not know is the story behind the woman.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott opens jewelry stores in Houston

Dec. 18, 2012: Kendra Scott is quickly becoming a household name. Her jewelry is worn by famous and not-so-famous fashionistas alike. What you may not know is the story behind the woman. Lauren Freeman reports.

Toddler Obesity

Houston family deals with toddler obesity

A Houston family is turning the tables on toddler obesity through a program at a hospital. 

Toddler Obesity

Family battles toddler obesity

A Houston family learns to battle toddler obesity with the help of a Houston hospital program.

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Lauren Freeman slimed live on Local 2

After nearly two weeks of voting for which KPRC Local 2 morning anchor you want to see slimed, the event is held and Lauren "won!" See behind-the-scenes pictures.

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Lauren gets slimed at Children's Museum

Oct. 31, 2012: KPRC Local 2 anchor Lauren Freeman got slimed at Halloween Spooktacular at the Children's Museum of Houston live during the morning news.

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How to place home security cameras

Cameras can help capture crooks on video if you become a crime victim. But where the cameras are placed is key.

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How to place home security cameras

Oct. 23, 2012: Cameras can help capture crooks on video if you become a crime victim. But where the cameras are placed is key. Owen Conflenti reports.

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Consumers spend big bucks on Halloween

These days, Halloween means more than just candy and costumes. Today, families fill their yards, porches and even trees with spooky decorations.

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Halloween becomes big holiday for decorations

Oct. 23, 2012: These days, Halloween means more than just candy and costumes. Today, families fill their yards, porches and even trees with spooky decorations. Lauren Freeman reports.

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Mega screens popular in high school football stadiums

Fans are keeping score and watching instant replays on mega screens in Houston, Katy, Cy-Fair and across Texas.

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Mega scoreboards used in high school football

Oct. 15, 2012: Fans are keeping score and watching instant replays on mega screens in Houston, Katy, Cy-Fair and across Texas. Owen Conflenti reports.

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Not Your Father's Medical Tests

Modern diagnostics provide a clearer picture of our health.

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Tests to add to man's annual checkup

Sept. 26, 2012: Thanks to science and new technology, there are tests a man can add to an annual checklist to help guide him toward a healthier body. Owen Conflenti reports.

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Doctors recommend key health tests for men

Sept. 12, 2012: There are some medical tests every man needs to have performed to make sure there aren't any underlying problems. Owen Conflenti reports.

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Doctors recommend key health tests for men

There are some medical tests every man needs to make sure there aren't any underlying problems. Find out which ones doctors recommend.

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Houston man goes 'off the grid'

NBC's new show "Revolution" explores a post-electric world. So, what would happen if the real world went dark? One man is prepared.

Industrial Country Market

Houston man goes 'off the grid'

Sept. 17, 2012: NBC's new show "Revolution" explores a post-electric world. So, what would happen if the real world went dark? One man is prepared. Owen Conflenti reports.

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Drop-in day care centers offer convenience for parents

Drop-in day care centers are popping up, but are they really a good place to leave your children?

West Nile Virus

How can you stop mosquitoes from breeding?

To mosquitoes, humans are walking, talking, billboards for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Experts said people should take steps to be sure mosquitoes stop breeding in their yards.

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Fight the bite: Do mosquito gadgets work?

Hundreds of Texans have been infected with West Nile virus, which has many people wondering which products work best to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. West Nile virus section

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How to raise a Texan?

Sept. 4, 2012: The new generation of Texans are as diverse as our great state. How do you raise a child to be a true Texan? Lauren Freeman reports.

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How do you raise a Texan?

The new generation of Texans are as diverse as our great state. How do you raise a child to be a true Texan?

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Teen recovering from brain injury at football practice

Doctors say that small head trauma from hard hits can add up to devastating consequences.

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Homeschooling becomes more mainstream

The concept of homeschooling is changing, and Local 2 found it's also becoming almost mainstream. Do you support homeschooling?

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Moms cash in on selling kids' stuff

Some area moms are cashing in on what they call an addictive treasure hunt in consignment sales.

Widow talks about life with West Nile, death

Almost 30 Texans diagnosed with West Nile virus this year have died. A woman talks about her husband's battle with the virus that eventually killed him.

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The Octomom "Sings"

Hear her new dance single before it hits radio rotation!

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Sleep apnea linked to more health issues

Most all of us have experienced a restless night, tossing and turning, waking up so many times we can't remember. And that stress on the body increases the risks for all sorts of things.

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Chemical in water debate comes to Houston

The debate over whether to take a chemical linked to cancer and diminished IQ out of our water supply has come to Houston.

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Houston Actor Honors Aurora Shooting Victims

Theatre company will dedicate shows and collect money to help the community heal.

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Houston man travels to London for 7th Olympics

A Houston man loves the Olympics so much, he not only has been collecting memorabilia since 1968, he also travels to nearly every Olympics.

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Inmate Released And Arrested Again On The Spot

Refusing to leave the jail landed him right back in jail.

FBI: Children being exposed to porn

Innocent looking apps, like picture-making Instagram or message-sharing KIK, can turn into a predator’s best friend before a parent has even learned how to log in.

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IKEA Sells Beer (At Some Stores)

Just what you need before assembling that extraordinarily complicated chest of drawers.

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Ex-Con Shoots Himself In The Groin

Call it a gun sale gone bad.  Or just a really unfortunate situation.

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Seemingly cosmetic problem could be serious disease

Something that may seem like a cosmetic problem could be a sign of a serious condition that could lead to blindness.

Mayor Stubbs the Cat

Town's Mayor Is The Cat's Meow!

The mayor is also a cat who likes to drink from wine glasses.

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World's Tallest Bike?

Waiting on word from the Guinness people.

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Airplane Literally Stuck On The Tarmac

Under the weight of the plane, the landing gear sinks into the overheated asphalt.

SWAT suspect wants to marry Paris Hilton. (Walking)

Paris Hilton On A Swat Suspect's List Of Demands

A less-interesting fact is that he also asked for pizza.

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VIDEO: San Diego July 4th Fireworks FAIL

The entire load of pyrotechnics exploded in less than 30 seconds.

King Pig Dies

Honoring China's Most Famous Pig

"King Pig" is dead. So what now?

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How To Fail a Test Drive

TIP: Hit the gas when you mean to hit the brake.

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Study: Smoking fathers pass along damaged DNA to children

A new study proves it's not just secondhand smoke that's harmful to children. 

Woman, 70, defies aging with diet, exercise

Annette Larkins, 70, looks decades younger than her true age and she credits a raw food diet and daily exercise with her youthful appearance and vitality.

Friendly Revenge App

Is revenge app healthy or dangerous?

Want to get revenge for something? There's an app for that, but it's causing controversy.

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Robots Serve Food, Do Dishes, and More!

They don't say much. But what's wrong with that?

Raymond Knudsen

Bank Robber Drives Himself Straight To Cop Shop

An easy investigation for sure!

Bowser Beer In Action!

Beer For Dogs!

They don't always drink beer, but when they do...

Houston Baptist University

HBU making big changes

It's a small university nestled off the Southwest Freeway, for now. But Houston Baptist University's president is bringing football to the school for the first time and making other big changes.

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The Cutest Rookies On The Force

These K9's-in-training have a lot of work ahead of them.

The French Cowboy blogs about food

Since I'm turning into a big of a "foodie," I love to learn about foods from around the world. And The French Cowboy has an interesting perspective.

The 2012 Audi A6 Girl

Her Dad Is An Alien!

...and the evidence is right in the driveway.

This is not the crook, obviously, but an old-school picture of a pre-spanking.

VIDEO: Crook Gets a Spanking From His Victim

He was a bad, bad boy. The store owner was very, very stern.

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Man Turns Dead Cat Into Toy Helicopter

The remote-controlled creation is on display at an international arts show in Amsterdam.

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Tiger's Amazing Flopper

No. 16 at the 2012 Memorial Open

The Mutant Egg! Run for your lives!

The Mutant Super Egg

A Texas woman found an egg inside an egg.

Hole in one. One window, that is.

A Hole In One Window

One shot, one broken pane, one near-perfect circle.

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The Food-For-Pot Program

It's not a real program. But the man in this story wishes it was.

Garret Doherty runs backwards. And he's good at it.  Really good at it.

Watch Your Back!

Meet the man who started a movement running backwards.

Porsche 918 Spyder

770hp Hybrid-Electric Vehicle

Leave it to Porsche to take this new technology to the next level.

Celebs Busted With Drugs

Caught on Camera: Celebs Busted With Drugs

Does this amount to an endorsement of drug use?

Study: Women on night shift have higher risk of breast cancer

Women who work night shifts are at higher risk of breast cancer, according to new research.

The Sandwich Comparison

The 10-Hour Sandwich

2ft. wide, 30lbs., and way too big for one stomach.

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Clothes made to conceal handguns

More and more companies are creating clothes and accessories to hold and conceal handguns.

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Lopez siblings show off stuff at media summit

Olympians descend on Dallas for a 2012 Olympic media summit. Among the athletes attending, the "first family" of taekwondo -- the Lopez siblings from Sugar Land.

Texas Lottery

1 woman wins 4 Texas lottery jackpots in small town

One mysterious woman in a small town wins four huge Texas lottery jackpots from the same store.

Bill Maier

KSBJ gets new morning co-host

Contemporary Christian radio station, KSBJ, has a new morning co-host.

Weddings in Houston Magazine

Black wedding veils become trend

'Tis the season to get married and the newest bridal trend may have you doing a double take.

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Lamborghini branches out with SUV

Lamborghini is branching out with a concept SUV called the Urus.

The Chork

Chopstick and fork combine to make chork

What do you get when you combine a chopstick and a fork?

The Gecko

Best Insurance Commercial Mascots

They make us laugh, but do they make us switch?

The New UH Cougar Logo Looks Familiar

It's been compared to other schools and an 80's cartoon.

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Houston designer creates hats

It's a trend that seems to be sticking around even after the royal wedding. Now fascinators are going local.

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Ever heard of Tightwad, Missouri or Crapstone, England?

A list of some of the most random town names on Earth.

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Why it takes longer to give birth compared to 50 years ago

For many women, labor may be less painful these days but it seems to be taking longer.

Jessie James Thomas

No Jumping On The Cop Car!

Especially with a sombrero and a boxing glove.

Garlic

Doctor: Fresh garlic is healthy despite stink

More and more people are eating fresh garlic cloves to benefit their health.

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Video of dog with musical talent

A dog playing piano is the latest "music video" to go viral.

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Famous Beards

An encouraging, revealing, and fascinating new study finds women don’t like beards.

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The Elephants

If I were relaxing and having a drink, a ginormous flock of birds would probably scare me too.

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Owen Quits Smoking ... Again

I started smoking again in November and I'm finally ready to quit… again.  

Pete Weber

"Who do you think you are? I am!"

An instant classic one-liner after Pete Weber’s PBA Championship win recently.

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