Residents can register surveillance cameras with police

It seems like surveillance cameras are everywhere these days. Most businesses and office buildings have them and now more and more homeowners are installing cameras on their property as well.

Several intruders force way into Cypress home

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that happened in the 26500 block of Cottage Cypress Lane.

Man who stole expensive cowboy boots sought

Houston police are looking for an armed robber who has hit at least two Cavender's Boot City stores. Pasadena police believe the same man robbed a store in their city, too.

Local 2 viewer helps reunite veteran, Marine

After a story Local 2 aired Tuesday night where a veteran wanted to find a Marine who saved his life, that reunion was made possible by a Local 2 viewer.

Veteran looking for Marine who saved him

Jim Babb is a retired Houston police officer and former Marine who found himself in some trouble last week at Houston Hobby Airport.

Houston police investigate death of Aldine ISD student

Houston police have launched an investigation into the death of an Aldine ISD student. The student, who attends Stovall Middle School, died off campus.

Lamar ISD to review practices after girls put on wrong bus

Parents held a meeting Wednesday night to discuss safety issues after two second-grade girls were put on the wrong bus and wound up a mile from their usual stop.

Is elementary school making students sick?

Six-year-old Cody started having problems last year in kindergarten. Now a first grader, his mom says he is dealing with the same things all over again.

Conroe ISD teacher, husband arrested on drug charges

A chemistry teacher in the Conroe Independent School District and her husband were arrested on drug charges Friday.

Deputy discovers boy, 6, with lacerations, welts from belt buckle

A deputy was doing routine police work at a southwest Houston apartment complex when he discovered a 6-year-old boy whose body was covered in lacerations, bumps, bruises and welts from a belt buckle.

District makes changes after mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Fort Bend ISD is making changes after the city of Sugar Land confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located in the Sugar Land Business Park and the Sugar Creek subdivision.

Residents complain of construction noise

Workers are improving the drainage system and putting down new pavement, traffic signals, sidewalks and curbs. Some people in the area consider the construction work a blessing, but others say it’s nothing but a headache.

5-year-old boy found wandering alone near busy Richmond street

A bus stop mix-up left a 5-year-old boy lost, alone and walking near a busy road in Richmond.

2 girls 'kicked off' school bus end up lost in neighborhood

Two 7-year-old girls found themselves lost in a Fort Bend County neighborhood after they were put on the wrong bus at school.

FBCSO seeks man who flashed woman

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who they say flashed a woman in a Richmond-area neighborhood.

Crooks steal expensive landscaping in The Heights

There are now five holes in the ground where five boxwood plants used to be. A homeowner in The Heights woke up to find someone had swiped his shrubs.

Houston police set up task force after late-night robberies

The Houston Police Department is working on setting up a multiagency task force. The officers will come up with a plan to catch and arrest the suspects responsible for these late-night robberies.

Coach accused of sex abuse of special-needs girl faces judge

A 69-year-old man who claimed to be an assistant softball coach and is accused of sexually assaulting a special-needs girl, appeared before a judge Thursday morning.

Softball coach accused of sexually assaulting special-needs child

An assistant softball coach is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old special-needs girl at an out-of-town tournament, then again in Baytown.

Police: Fake contractor trying to get into homes, steal

Police say a suspicious woman posing as a lighting contractor and landscaper is distracting homeowners while another suspect goes into the home and steals.

Restaurant workers, customers robbed at gunpoint

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies released new video of a robbery that happened at an IHOP restaurant in Spring.

Homeowner, neighbor fight crime after Montrose-area home burglarized

Motion detected surveillance cameras started to record when they sensed someone hop over the back fence to a home on Sul Ross in the Montrose area.

Deputies beef up patrols after string of burglaries

The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office has put more deputies on the streets after a rash of burglaries in the Meyerland area. Some undercover officers are also patrolling the neighborhood after six home break-ins were reported in just five days.

2 dogs rescued in apartment complex blaze

Several units were damaged by fire Friday evening at an apartment complex in the Sharpstown area. The Houston Fire Department rescued two dogs from the fire.

Flag intended for fallen Marine sold for $5 at Texas flea market

Tucked away in the corner at a flea market in Hemphill, Texas, about a 170 miles away from Houston, Lanie and Walter Brown found a flag with writing on it.

Residents blame toll road for crime increase

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls tells Local 2 there has been a slight increase in crime, with 15 percent more crimes in the area along the Grand Parkway compared to this time last year, when the extension wasn't open.

Waitress accused of stealing credit cards from customers

Dish Society is a trendy new restaurant in the 5700 block of San Felipe, not far from The Galleria area.

Equestrian center damaged by severe weather

Workers at the Saddlebrook Equestrian Center in Tomball say several buildings on the property were destroyed and others damaged by high winds when severe weather ripped through the area.

Identity of Lake Conroe drowning victim released

The victim was a former college baseball player for Texas Tech.

Firefighter injured as crews work to put out Houston apartment fire

Firefighters worked to put out a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex on Houston's west side. One firefighter received minor burns and an injury to his back.

Teen charged in death of his girlfriend

A 19-year-old man faces murder charges after a woman was found dead at an apartment in Katy.

Residents warned to watch what they flush at apartment complex

Some residents at the Crescent City apartment complex are upset about a letter they received from management, stating they've been having problems with the sewer backing up and will now be doing random inspections of the units to make sure everyone has a trash can in their bathroom.

Superintendent indicted for tampering with government record

Hempstead School District Superintendent Delma Flores-Smith has been indicted on three counts of tampering with a government record.

Deputies: 2 children rescued from water

Fort Bend County sheriff's deputies and the sheriff himself responded to a home in the Weston Lakes neighborhood off FM 1093 in Fulshear after a neighbor called 911.

Deputies: Home burglaries on the rise in Clear Lake area

Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office are warning residents to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. In the last couple of months they have seen a rise in the number of homes being broken into.

Teacher charged with inappropriate relationship with student

A former Morton Ranch High School teacher and coach appeared before a judge on a felony charge of engaging in an improper relationship with a student.

HPD: Man tried to give kid drugs on flight landing at Hobby Airport

A man who was a passenger on a JetBlue flight was taken into custody after he had prescription pills on him and tried passing some to another passenger who was sitting nearby, according to investigators.

FBCSO has son of slain Katy couple in custody

Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies located Ryan Walton in the Rosenberg area.

FBCSO arrests son of slain Katy parents

Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies located Ryan Walton in the Rosenberg area.

HCSO: Possible road rage sends man to hospital

A man was taken to the hospital Friday evening after being shot while driving in his car in northwest Harris County.

Vandals spray-paint, deface Montrose mural

Vandals struck early Thursday morning, spray-painting and defacing a mural that has become quite popular in the one month it's been up in Montrose.

Woman claiming to carry Arian Foster's baby due any day

Brittany Norwood, the alleged former mistress of Texans' star running back Arian Foster, is due to deliver a baby boy any day. Norwood claims the baby she is carrying is the result of an affair she had with Foster last year.

Phone app banned at high school in Katy

The principal at Seven Lakes High School in Katy is trying to get students to stop using the app Gaggle. He has blocked the app from the buildings' Wi-Fi and is putting a call out to parents to have the app deleted from their children's phones.

Police arrest 2 men accused of 'jugging'

Houston police arrest two men accused of "jugging." It's a crime trend that Local 2 has warned people about before -- criminals follow unsuspecting customers as they leave the bank, then either robbing them for the money or breaking into their cars to steal it.

Naked man chases people at Houston park

A peaceful picnic at Hermann Park turned out to be anything but for one family Sunday. Sommer Rios was enjoying the afternoon with her family when she said a naked man seemed to appear out of nowhere.

Mom, daughter robbed while shopping

A mother and daughter out for an afternoon of shopping at the San Jacinto Mall were robbed in the parking lot.

Hearing held in malnourished boy locked in closet case

A big topic of discussion at the hearing was what to do with all the money that has been donated to Jordan Bleimeyer and some of his family members since he was discovered.

A look inside home where boy, 5, was allegedly starved

For the first time we're able to see inside the Spring home where 5-year-old Jordan allegedly lived with his father, stepmother and stepsiblings. Investigators said it's also where he was deprived of food and forced to live under the stairs in a closet.

Teen abducted, forced into car while walking to school

Extra security will be on hand Wednesday at James Madison High School after a student reported to the principal she was abducted while walking to school the day before.

Meet J.J. Watt's friend Trey

J.J. Watt's friend Trey Brandt had no idea the star defensive end for the Texans was going to post a video on Facebook and Instagram of the two of them playing football.

Teens go on carjacking crime spree

Several teens went on a carjacking crime spree Wednesday night, robbing three women in their driveways.

Houston woman fooled into paying $14K for fake diamonds

A Houston grandmother said she was forced to hand over $14,000 to a couple of crooks.

Man robbed at gunpoint for cellphone

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon while walking to his southwest Houston apartment. The robbers were after his cellphone and money.

Teen tickets Baytown officer for violation

A Baytown teenager turned the tables on a police officer when she wrote him a ticket.

Tow truck driver accused of stealing from accident victim

A tow truck driver is accused of adding insult to injury -- investigators with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's office tell Local 2 he stole from an accident victim.

Video captures 2 men stealing tailgate off pickup in driveway

Surveillance cameras captured video of two men stealing a tailgate off a pickup truck parked in the driveway of a home in the 7100 block of Fox Scene in Humble.

Residents concerned after 55 street lights along Bellaire removed

A section of Bellaire Boulevard between Rogerdale and Osage in southwest Houston has gone dark and residents are worried it's making their neighborhood dangerous.

Woman lying on sofa hit by stray bullet

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are still looking for the shooters who opened fired inside a northwest Harris County apartment complex.

Sketch of man suspected of attacking female jogger

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has released the sketch of a man accused of attacking a female jogger in broad daylight.

Teen accused of recruiting girls as prostitutes for man speaks out

A teen accused of bringing young girls to a man's house to participate in sex acts with him is speaking out for the first time since these allegations were made.

Registered sex offender found hiding in teen's bedroom

Harris County sheriff's deputies arrested a 27-year-old registered sex offender who is now facing an indecency charge after being caught with a 13-year-old girl.

Man injured in fatal dog attack speaks out

After a woman was mauled to death by dogs and two other people were hurt, one of the injured victims is speaking out about the attack.

$25,000 stolen from family's home

Crooks smashed out the glass in the backdoor of a Katy couple's home and stole $25,000 from the master bedroom sock drawer, among other things.

'Body cams' now worn by Houston police officers

A powerful new weapon for both law enforcement and the people police encounter is hitting the streets of Houston.

Black Friday shopping begins early

Shoppers aren't waiting for Black Friday. Some spent at least part of their Thanksgiving Day searching for door buster deals.

Teen killed in officer-involved shooting in NW Harris County

A teenager is dead after an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex in northwest Harris County.

A look inside hand surgeon Dr. Michael Brown's Houston home

As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Adair Appraisal Services took inventory of all of Dr. Michael Brown's possessions on Oct. 22.

Cold front, strong winds head for Galveston area

Residents in Galveston are preparing for a cold front that's expected to bring in strong winds on Tuesday.

HPD: No charges filed in Kingwood baby death investigation

Houston police are investigating the death of a baby after the child went into cardiac arrest at a home in Kingwood.

Renters forced to pull up pants at Houston-area apartment complexes

A new policy is being instituted at more than a dozen Houston area apartment complexes. Residents are warned, if they pull their pants down and show more than two inches of their underwear, they could face eviction or a $100 fine.

Crooks targeting garage door openers

A new crime trend has thieves targeting cars looking for garage door openers. The crooks then use them to get inside your garage and sometimes even your home.

Boy, 3, burned while at southwest Houston school

A three-year-old boy received a bad burn on his hand while at school, and now his mom and grandmother are demanding answers.

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Parents demand answers at Spring ISD board meeting

The first Spring ISD Board meeting was held Tuesday night since the stabbing on Sept. 4.

Timeline of events in Spring High School stabbings

Students inside Spring High School on Wednesday described the scene as chaotic; many of them said they spent hours locked inside their classrooms not sure what was going on.

3 women say professional pick-pockets took their credit cards

After a woman says her credit cards were stolen, two other women have now come forward and say something similar happened to them.

Bank customers robbed while using ATM

The Houston Police Department is investigating two separate robberies that happened in the 9500 block of Bissonnet near the Southwest Freeway.

Family says 7-year-old was attacked at fitness center

A Sugar Land father contacted the police after an incident at a fitness center left his 7-year-old daughter too terrified to go back.

League City residents discuss prayer in council meetings

League City has started its council meetings with a prayer for the last several decades. The invocation has a place on the agenda right next to the Pledge of Allegiance and many people at Tuesday night's meeting vowed to keep it that way.

Clear Lake neighbors team up with police to fight crime

Residents in Clear Lake are sick of the crime in their community, so they are fighting back.

70-year-old woman carjacked outside pet store

Police say a 70-year-old woman was carjacked outside the PetSmart pet store in the 2900 block of I-45.

Spring woman sues after vicious dog bite

A Spring woman has filed a lawsuit against a man whose dog got out of his yard and bit her while she was out for a run.  It happened on Barcarole Drive in Spring.

Egyptians in Houston take to the streets to support their military

Millions of Egyptians took to the streets to show their support for the military, which helped oust their president earlier this month. 

Dog beaten during home break-in

The homeowners think their dog was hit with a wooden board that was found lying on the kitchen floor with blood all over it.

Family files suit after boy, 5, drowns

The family of a 5-year-old boy has filed a lawsuit against the Los Arcos apartment complex located at 11315 Fondren Road.

Local family's emergency trip to hospital interrupted by demonstrators

A local family said their emergency trip to Texas Children's Hospital was made even scarier when they were caught up in a protest that blocked a Houston highway.

Thieves burglarize 5 homes in one day

Thieves broke into five Sugar Land homes on Thursday, and all of the burglaries happened in the afternoon.

Man dies after falling into shredder

The Houston Police Department's homicide team is investigating after a man is killed after falling into an industrial shredder.

Security guard arrested for assault

A security guard, hired to patrol a northwest Harris County apartment complex, was arrested after police said he sprayed a tenant with pepper spray.

Family accuses cop of killing their dog

A family is devastated after a neighbor shot and killed their dog, a Boxer named Gunner.  

Wrecker driver arrested for towing woman's SUV

A tow truck driver is arrested and taken to jail after attempting to tow a woman's SUV who was parked illegally near the seawall and 28th Street in Galveston on July Fourth.

Troopers, officers crack down on drunk drivers over holiday weekend

More state troopers and local law enforcement officers will be out on the roads this Fourth of July weekend looking for drunk drivers. Investigators told Local 2 this will be the largest no refusal effort Fort Bend County has ever seen.

Family: Police officer used excessive force on teen

The family of a 13-year-old said he was beaten up by a Baytown police officer and now they're demanding answers.

Mom facing charges in case of missing 3-year-old child

A mother is behind bars and facing a criminal investigation as officials try to track down her missing 3-year-old girl.

4 kids, 13 animals removed from Channelview home

Child Protective Services removed four children from a home after authorities discovered the children and animals were living in what they call "deplorable conditions."

Car theft leads to fiery crash

A fiery car crash had the intersection of Uvalde Road and Woodforest Boulevard shut down for several hours Saturday night.

Mom: Children recruited to make sales

A concerned mother raised some questions after her young son came home with a packet full of Mary Kay material and promises of free water park passes.

5 CenterPoint workers hurt in downtown electrical fire

Officials said five CenterPoint Energy workers were injured after suffering critical electrical burns from a fire at a building in downtown Houston.

Police nab thieves linked to several car break-ins in Missouri City

Police arrest two men who they believe are responsible for multiple car break-ins in Missouri City and the surrounding area.

Deputies still searching for robbery suspect

The Harris County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video of the crime that happened on May 23rd. They are hoping it will help catch the robber who is still on the run.

Deputies still searching for T-Mobile robbery suspect

The Harris County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video of the crime that happened on May 23rd. They are hoping it will help catch the robber who is still on the run.

Elderly Baytown couple robbed outside pharmacy

An elderly Baytown couple was robbed while standing outside of a pharmacy in the 3900 block of Garth Road on Thursday.

Firefighters say goodbye to fallen, then get back to work

Just hours after nearly 15,000 people packed inside Reliant Stadium to honor the firefighters lost in the deadly hotel fire, firefighters from Station 51 were back at work.

Caught on Camera: Crooks break into family's business

The owners of Power Up Surplus, an electrical company in southeast Houston, are tired of being targeted by thieves.

Residents worried after rash of home break-ins

Houston Police in Clear Lake are stepping up patrols and even putting undercover officers on the streets hoping to catch the criminals who have been breaking into homes.

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14 firefighters injured in deadly blaze

Fourteen Houston firefighters were injured while battling a deadly hotel fire Friday afternoon.

Residents oppose crematory in their neighborhood

Residents of the Silver Oak Trails neighborhood along Fairbanks North Houston Road near Fallbrook in Harris County are hoping to keep a funeral home and crematory from setting up shop behind their homes.

Cops crack down on drunk drivers

Deputy Constables from Harris County Precinct 1 will be out on the streets of Houston this holiday weekend specifically looking for impaired drivers.

Shopper followed home from store, attacked outside home

A homeowner is attacked outside their northwest Houston house after they were followed home from the grocery store.

METRO cop accused in hit-and-run crash

Houston police are investigating whether the METRO cop car hit a woman's car while responding to a call.

Postal carrier missing, body found in burning car

A postal worker is found dead in a car in a rural area. Police are now searching for a person of interest in the mail carrier's disappearance.

Girls' fight at bus stop caught on camera

An incident between two high school students was caught on camera and now a criminal investigation is underway.

5-year-old dropped off at wrong bus stop

A Houston mom is upset after her 5-year-old son was dropped off at the wrong bus stop and wound up getting a ride home with a stranger.

Ohio case offers hope for parents of missing girl

The case of three women found in Ohio after they were missing for 11 years offers hope to two parents whose daughter disappeared in 2010.

Giant disease-spreading snails found in Houston

A giant snail that spreads a deadly disease has been spotted in a Houston neighborhood. You could infected just by touching it.

5-year-old shoots sister with 'My First Rifle'

Authorities said a 5-year-old Kentucky boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister with a rifle that is marketed for kids, pink for girls, blue for boys.

Teacher attacked with bat during soccer practice

A Physical education teacher and soccer coach at Looscan Elementary School was beaten with a baseball bat during practice on Wednesday.

Christian group attacks HISD with radio ad

An ad running on Houston radio claims that the Independent School District is using the almost $2 billion in bond money to award contracts to out of town companies. 

Man killed while putting air in his tires

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said the driver of a red pick up truck was likely speeding when he lost control, jumped a curb and slammed into a man who was putting air in his tires.

Security increased at Houston events

Friday night inside Minute Maid Park, there was a visible increased police presence. It was the first game since Monday's bombing at the Boston marathon.

Firefighter from Houston missing in West

A one-time Houston resident who graduated from Elsik High School in 2003 is one of many first responders still unaccounted for after Wednesday's plant explosion.

Gov. Tom Ridge talks security

Former Homeland Security Secretary spoke about security at Rice University Tuesday night following the Boston bombings.

Many Houston runners in Boston for marathon

The Boston marathon attracts more than a half million spectators and 20,000 runners every year from all over the world.  Many of those runners are from Houston. 

Deputies: Cook shot to death inside restaurant

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are looking for the person who shot and killed a man inside a seafood shack.

Boating accident leaves father dead, sons stranded

It was a tragic day of boating for a father and his two young sons on Lake Houston.

Craigslist ad lands man in jail

A Humble man was charged with two counts of online solicitation of a minor and if convicted could spend 20 years in prison.

Escaped lion hoax puts school on alert

Humble ISD school officials believe a picture posted on Facebook is what started a rumor about a loose lion in one Northeast Harris County neighborhood.

UH professor accused of making threats on campus

An assistant professor at the University of Houston Clear Lake campus was arrested and charged with making threats on campus.

Man says stabbing spree suspect confessed to him

A former Lone Star College student says stabbing spree suspect Dylan Quick confessed to him after he was detained Tuesday afternoon. 

Potentially explosive bottles found at school

A high school is locked down three bottles that could have exploded are found.

Student accused of threatening to bring gun to school

A Madison High School eleventh grader found himself standing in front of a judge, accused of making serious threats at his high school. 

Houston to build bridge over train tracks

Mayor Annise Parker announces the City of Houston will build a bridge over the railroad tracks on Bringhurst Street near Sumpter in the Fifth Ward.

MCSO: Couple, 5-year-old reported missing

Deputies need help finding two adults and a child who have been missing since Christmas Day.

Power outages leave people in dark, cold

Hundreds of people were left in the dark after the Christmas day storms knocked out power.

Body found in burned home

Investigators are again looking into a house fire after a man's body is found inside a day after the flames were extinguished.

Last minute shoppers pack the stores

At the Walgreens on Westheimer and Sage Roads the line at the check-out wrapped around the store as last minute shoppers paid for their purchases.

Driver dies in METRO bus crash

A METRO bus driver died in a crash on the Gulf Freeway feeder road.

Tragedy sparks gun control debate

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee gathered with several community members to remember those lost in the Connecticut shooting.

Should teachers have guns?

The tragedy in Connecticut has intensified the already controversial topic of gun control.

Young girl killed in crash

A young girl is killed in a crash on a southwest Houston freeway. Police say speed and possibly alcohol may have been factors in the wreck.

Dollar store robberies on the rise

A rash of dollar store robberies in Baytown has police working extra hard trying to find the suspects.

Thief steals Christmas gift money

Police say a thief stole hundreds of dollars meant for Christmas gifts right out of a woman's car.

Man robs grocery store at gunpoint

Police are searching for an armed man who demanded cash from employees of a Sugar Land grocery store.

Thieves target storage units

Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the suspects who broke into two separate storage facilities near Rosenberg. 

Police: Man steals TV from Walmart

Police need help finding a man who stole a TV from a Walmart store.

Woman ambushed, robbed after pharmacy stop

A 58-year-old Spring woman says was working and driving the same route she has for two years when she was ambushed and robbed.   

HISD announces bond construction timeline

The Houston Independent School District announces the construction timeline for the 40 schools scheduled to be built or renovated. 

1 person killed in shuttle bus accident

A pedestrian is hit by a bus and killed, officials say. Several other people are injured.

Woman sees break-in on cellphone

Deputies arrest two men after a homeowner uses her cellphone to see them stealing items inside her house, according to authorities.

Shoppers going strong late into night

The Memorial City Mall may have closed its doors at 10 p.m. on Black Friday, but that doesn't mean the sales stop. 

Toys R Us and other retailers open early

The doors at the Toys R Us store on Westheimer opened precisely at 8 p.m. Thursday night and the holiday shopping season officially kicked off.

Which malls have most, least crime?

Shoppers will be hitting malls for deep discounts on Black Friday, but thieves will be out looking for easy targets, too.

Woman, 79, surprises would-be burglars

Houston police are looking for two would-be burglars who fled after finding the 79-year-old homeowner inside.

Family fearful after neighbor's dogs attack

A pet owner says she fears for her family's safety after a neighbor's two pit bulls attacked and killed her dogs.

Police: Gunmen terrorize McDonald's workers

Police search for two men who robbed a McDonald's restaurant on Main Street in Tomball.

Police look for beating suspect

Galveston police have released a sketch of a man wanted for beating a woman unconscious. 

Theft victim warns others about break-ins

A theft victim is warning others to be aware after a crook steals a laptop, Bluetooth and irreplaceable photos from his car.

Police: Driver in stolen car leads high-speed chase

A man leads deputies on a high-speed chase in a car belonging to a driver who had been carjacked, detectives said.

3 men accused of raping girl, 14

Three men are accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Investigators said the girl met the men through a social networking website.

Police: Homeowner scares thieves

The search is on for two thieves who broke into a Southwest Houston home by kicking in a side door.

Police: 2-year-old walks away from day care

A 2-year-old boy walks out of his day care and is found wandering alone on a busy street, police say.

Diamonds made from cremated ashes lost during shipping

A Houston company that makes diamonds from cremated ashes is looking for answers after $15,000 worth of diamonds went missing while they were being shipped.

Tanker fire shuts down parts of freeway

A massive tanker fire in east Harris County caused major delays in the area.

Early voting in Texas ends Friday

Friday marks the last day of early voting in Texas. Voters waiting in long lines around Harris County to cast their ballots ahead of Tuesday's general election.

Students stranded by Sandy return to Houston

Two dozen Houston middle school students stuck in the northeast during superstorm Sandy and her aftermath return to Houston.

Family mad they weren't told home used to be grow house

A family in Cypress is getting their money back after unknowingly moving into a home that was used as a marijuana grow house.

2 kids hit by SUV while trick-or-treating

A driver is charged after police say she hit two children while they were trick-or-treating.

2 kids hit by SUV while trick-or-treating

Two children are injured when an SUV crashes into them while they are trick-or-treating.

Dad: Student threatened son with knife

A Spring father is concerned for his son's safety after learning that a student at Klein High School brought a knife to school. 

Flights from east coast heading to Texas

Houstonians stranded in the northeast are finally returning to the Lone Star State. The first flights since Superstorm Sandy struck the east coast are landing in Houston.

Police: Gunman robs 2 people within minutes

Police in Pasadena are looking for a man who robbed two people on the same night just minutes apart.

Fierce flames rip through townhome

A car fire sparks a massive townhome fire, the homeowner says.

Girl found bound, gagged in back seat

A 16-year-old girl is found bound and gagged in a vehicle in the parking lot of southwest Houston health club. See pictures from scene.

Woman says fake eyelash application burns

A Houston woman wants to warn others about a common beauty routine that she said left her in extreme pain. 

Police: Woman tries to abduct baby at grocery store

A woman is arrested when police say she tried to kidnap a baby boy right out of his mother's arms.

Police: Woman tries to abduct baby at grocery store

A woman is arrested when police say she tried to kidnap a baby boy right out of his mother's arms.

Woman sexually assaulted before house set on fire

The search is on for a man who investigators say sexually assaulted a woman inside her home and then set the house on fire.

Man on 4-wheeler leads officers on chase

A suspect on a four-wheeler leads officers on a chase through northwest Houston.

Officials: Woman carjacked at stoplight

Four men are arrested after officials say they carjacked a woman at gunpoint and were caught in her stolen car.

Vandals damage mailboxes, street lights

Sheriff's deputies say vandals cause major damage in one neighborhood, destroying everything from mailboxes to street lights.

Babies R Us evacuated after man hides in store

A popular store for expecting and new parents is evacuated while investigators searched for a suspicious man.

Teen robbed outside home at gunpoint

A family is concerned about crime in an Alief neighborhood after a local teenager is robbed at gunpoint just steps away from his back door.

Report: Burglaries at UH up 528%

A report released by the University of Houston shows the number of burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and sex crimes on campus has increased from 2011 to 2012.

Thieves ransack Little League concession stand

Police are investigating two robberies at the Baytown North Little League concession stand.

Bars sued for fatal drunk driving accident

The family of a Montgomery County teenager who died in a car accident is suing two bars accused of serving a drunk driver.

Parents voice concerns about sex ed program

Some parents say a school district's sexual education program goes too far and they're going to administrators with their concerns.

Woman in hospital after home invasion

Police are looking for two suspects who beat a Kingwood woman after forcing their way into her home.

Family terrified after bullets spray apartment

Police are investigating a shooting inside a Baytown apartment.

Five women, toddler robbed at gunpoint

Five sisters and a toddler are robbed at gunpoint at Stuebner-Airline Park while the women talk over coffee.

Man, 70, accused of attacking teen

Deputies arrest a 70-year-old man accused of attacking a teenager and trying to rape her.

Questions surround teen's deadly crash

There are questions surrounding a car accident that killed Jessica Rodriguez, 19. Her mother questions whether a Houston police officer could have prevented it from happening.

Fake officer pulls woman over

Police in League City are looking for a man who is posing as as an officer and pulled a woman over using a fake badge.

Invasive fish spotted off Texas coast

An invasive fish is caught in the Gulf of Mexico and researchers are trying to figure out how it got there.

Man exposed self to teen at bus stop

A teen says she was approached by a man who offered her $100 and exposed himself to her while she was waiting at a bus stop.

Man tries to grab student near HCC

Houston Community College sends a warning to students after an attempted abduction near the Spring Branch campus.

Witness: Man steals beer, baby wipes, abandons child

Witnesses say a man abandoned his baby after he was caught stealing beer and baby wipes.

Man with possible rifle spotted near school

Police are investigating a gun scare near a Kingwood middle school.

More TB tests needed at Bellaire High School

New information about Tuberculosis is given during an informational meeting at Bellaire High School.

Police: Woman attacked in home invasion

Investigators are searching for a man who broke into a Harris County home and attacked a woman. 

SWAT standoff ends in SW Houston

Houston Police reopen a street after a standoff in a southwest Houston neighborhood.

Student barn hit by thieves

Students from Bellaire High School's FFA program were heartbroken to learn someone burglarized their barn late Sunday night or early Monday morning, and stole their expensive livestock trailer among other things.

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