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Volunteer firefighter accused of stealing equipment

Investigators say a man who was a volunteer for the Spring Fire Department violated the public's trust when he allegedly stole expensive and potentially life-saving equipment.

More flu-like illnesses reported; officials urge people to get flu shot

State health officials warn that more people are getting sick this season and the time to get vaccinated is now.

Jury awards damages to some residents over controversial Ashby High-Rise

A jury has ruled to award damages to some residents who filed suit against the developers of the 21-story Ashby High Rise project after years of protesting and petitioning.

Mayor's payday lending and loan proposal faces critical test

Mayor Annise Parker's proposal to regulate the payday lending and auto-title loan industry faces another critical test on Wednesday.


Houston ISD to vote on school mascot changes

At a meeting that was underway Thursday, the Houston Independent School District discussed changing the school mascot at four schools because the mascots have been deemed to be racially or culturally offensive to some.

Family fighting for answers after man vanishes from facility

Tommy Lee Lowery has been missing since last month. His family believes more could have been done to prevent it from happening.

Local 2 Photojournalist John Treadgold

Drive-by shooting investigation underway in NW Harris Co.

Police are on the lookout for a group of men who opened fired on a woman as she was driving in northwest Harris County.

Houston's deaf community reacts to fake signing controversy at Mandela memorial

People in Houston's deaf community are reacting to reports that a fake sign language interpreter was used during Tuesday's televised memorial service honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Thieves target packages left on front porches

Houston area law enforcement officials say this is the time of year when homeowners should remain on alert for criminals targeting delivery packages left on their front porch.

Fair wage, equal pay protests at Houston stores on Black Friday

While most people were out shopping on this Black Friday, others were protesting against major retailers.

Dog chews Pearland woman's passport before holiday trip to Mexico

When she got to the airport with her damaged passport, she says the airline refused to let her board the plane.

Cancer patient burglarized while getting chemo treatment at hospital

A Houston cancer patient is fighting two battles, beating her disease and moving on after someone broke into her home while she was getting chemo treatment.

Election Day changes the face of Houston City Council

Mayor Annise Parker was greeted by a round of applause and hugs when she returned to City Hall Wednesday after fending off eight challengers to win a third and final term in office.

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Southwest breaks ground on new Hobby terminal

Southwest Airlines and City of Houston leaders were set to break ground for a new international terminal at Hobby Airport Monday morning.

UH police investigating phone thefts

The University of Houston Police Department is investigating a series of cell phone thefts that have occurred on campus over the past two weeks.

VP Joe Biden speaks at American Legion convention

Vice President Joe Biden returned to Houston Tuesday afternoon to speak to delegates attending the 95th annual American Legion Convention.

Sen. Cruz talks Obamacare, citizenship while in Houston

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke in Houston Tuesday about Obamacare and his dual citizenship.

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Houston mayoral candidate Ben Hall airs ad for mayor

In less than three months, voters will elect a new mayor of Houston. For now, they are getting a closeup look at one of the leading candidates.

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Galveston Seawall parking complaints

Paying to park along the Galveston Seawall is still causing a lot of confusion and frustration for many beach goers.

Local 2's Mary Benton

Warning for Friendswood residents after string of home burglaries

Police have a warning for residents in Friendswood now that three home burglaries are under investigation.

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River Oaks residents oppose skyscraper in their neighborhood

Some residents living near River Oaks are fighting to stop developers from building a 17-story commercial building in their neighborhood.

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Two Zimmerman verdict demonstrations planned for this weekend

One group plans to show its support for George Zimmerman, while the other is still seething about the not guilty verdict.

Thieves rob Pasadena family auto business, caught on tape

Police in Pasadena are searching for a group of thieves who were caught on security cameras stealing from a used car dealership on the 2600 block of Shaver.


Disabled veteran faces battles with TSA while traveling

After proudly serving in Iraq, a former marine, whose been featured in military documentaries, never expected to face a different battle at home.

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Proposed ordinance threatens boarding homes in Houston

Unlicensed boarding houses could soon face tougher scrutiny if a proposed ordinance is passed by the Houston city council on Wednesday.

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Pro-choice rally underway in Houston

A pro-choice rally is underway in downtown Houston as the abortion debate takes place in the Texas House.

Caught on camera: Thieves steal from Montrose church

Police need your help tracking down the thieves who stole from a church in Montrose.

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Man throws Molotov cocktail on neighbors roof after altercation

An east Harris County man was arrested during a SWAT standoff that began after he threw a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor's house.

Officials search for dog that killed Liberty County woman

The Liberty County Sheriff's Department has spent a full day searching for a stray dog that attacked and killed a woman on Monday.

Mom, kids terrorized in Wharton

She says her house was shot at while she and her kids slept inside, her car was torched and her dogs were killed.

Firefighters battle massive house fire

Houston firefighters had a difficult time battling a huge house fire in southeast Houston Friday afternoon.

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Details for memorial service honoring fallen firefighters

Thousands are expected to attend the public memorial service for the four Houston firefighters who were killed while battling a fire at a southwest Houston hotel last Friday.

Fatal Houston hotel fire investigation continues

Investigators said they will probably wrap up their work where the Southwest Inn used to stand in the next week and a half.

Man arrested for improper photography of teen girl in dressing room

A man was arrested after a teenage girl saw him taking pictures of her undressing in a dressing room at a southeast Houston clothing store.

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Home burglaries reported in Shepherd Park area

A home in Shepherd Park is robbed while a man was gone from his home for just a short time.

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Sledgehammers used in daring daytime jewelry heist

Thousands of dollars in diamond jewelry was snatched from a store window in the middle of the day in Rice Village.

Pasadena ISD student abducted while walking home from school

Pasadena ISD is reminding parents to talk to their children about “stranger danger” safety after a student was abducted.

Students endure power outage, bomb threat rumors

It was a stressful day for students, teachers, and administrators at Sterling High School in Baytown on Friday after the building lost power and rumors of a bomb threat spread throughout campus.

Couple held at gunpoint during robbery

A Baytown man says he and his wife were held at gunpoint during a home invasion Wednesday.

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5-year-old boy shoots brother in bathtub

A 5-year-old boy shot his older brother while the two were taking a bath, Houston police say.

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Woman accused of sexually assaulting boy

A 25-year-old woman accused of sexually assaulting a then 6-year-old boy remains in jail on $30,000 bond.


3 steal $10K in cell phones

Surveillance video shows three robbers smashing display cases and stealing cell phones from a washateria in southeast Houston.


Houston considers safe-passing ordinance

The Houston city council is considering a safe-passing ordinance to protect bicyclist and pedestrians using the road.

2 elementary school students approached by strange man

Residents in the Huffman School District are on alert after two young girls said a man tried to lure them into his truck.

Report: Texas senator Ted Cruz for president in 2016?

He's considered a rising star in the Republican Party and a standout in the U.S. Senate, but a national report that Ted Cruz will run for president is provoking mixed reaction from Houston voters.

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Crooks target car rims, tires in Pearland

Police say some bold crooks in Pearland have stolen thousand dollars' worth of car rims parked in neighborhood driveways.

Officer shoots suspect after auto theft at high school

An investigation is underway in southeast Houston after an alleged auto thief was shot by an officer.

Mayor delivers state of city address

Mayor Parker launches initiative to help people find work

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announces a new initiative to help people find work.

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Woman shot during attempted robbery

A woman is shot after a man demands money from her outside a gas station, police say.

Highlands Homicide

Teen questioned in 83-year-old's death

Deputies are questioning a teen about the shooting death of an 83-year-old Highlands man.

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Houston students learn about fight over gun control

Some Houston students receive a lesson about the fight over gun control and keeping their schools safe.

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Joel Osteen reacts to Internet hoax

There's a rumor going around that Joel Osteen has resigned. Lakewood Church officials say you shouldn't believe it.

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Woman on trial for biting off sister's nose

Two sisters faced off in a Houston courtroom Monday. One of the women is accused of biting off her sister's nose during an argument.

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Police seek 2 who shot man in his front yard

Houston police search for two suspects, one possibly armed with an AK-47-style weapon, who were seen running away after shooting a man in his own front yard.

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Shots fired in neighborhood scare residents

Residents in a Fort Bend County neighborhood are frightened by the sound of gunshots, and investigators say they taken a suspect into custody.

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Video released of gunman who fired weapon inside hotel lobby

Police release surveillance video of an armed suspect who walked into a hotel in Pearland.


Community on alert after murder of D.A., wife

A north Texas District attorney and his wife were murdered inside their own home, just two months after the assistant D.A. in the same county was killed, authorities say.

Police: Car burglars strike a gym, motel

Several drivers returned to their cars to find broken glass and shattered windows.

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Police: Woman tied up, pistol-whipped in home invasion

Police investigate a violent home invasion after two suspects tie up and pistol-whip a woman.

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Camp manager accused of assaulting boy

A man is accused of sexually assaulting a boy at a camp, and investigators say they're worried that other boys may have been targeted.

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HISD: Student made threat against high school

A high school increases its security after a student makes a verbal threat against the campus, school district officials say.


Teen gets 35 stings in bee attack

Bees attack two people as they walk along a sidewalk in Galveston.

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HPD: Panhandler dies after hit by dump truck

A man who, witnesses say, begged for money in southwest Houston dies after he's hit by a dump truck, officers at the scene say.

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Burglars target home in broad daylight

Police are looking for the crooks who broke in to a home and got away with all of the homeowner's television sets, an expensive bracelet and sound system.

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Family needs answers about man's slaying

A family wants to know who gunned down their loved one and why.

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Fans pack Reliant Stadium for George Strait

He's known as the "King of Country" music and on Sunday's last night of Rodeo Houston, George Strait proved he's still royalty and can electrify a stadium filled with fans.

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Driver captured after police chase

A driver leads officers on a chase that ends like most of them do -- with him in handcuffs in the back of a police car.

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University of St. Thomas students paying close attention to conclave

As the election of a new pope looms, students at the University of St. Thomas are keeping one eye on their studies and another on the conclave.

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Houston's top cop defends homeless ticketing

Houston's police chief said a homeless man's ticket was warranted since garbage picking is a public health issue.

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Texas A&M students take trip to conclave

A group of college students from Texas is in Italy to witness the historical conclave to choose a new pope.

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Homeless man speaks out on garbage picking ticket

A homeless man, who is also a veteran, was ticketed by police for digging through a garbage can.

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Teen shot in grocery store parking lot

A teenager is flown to a hospital after he is shot in the neck in the parking lot of a west Harris County grocery store.

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2-alarm fire burns at retirement home

Some residents in a high-rise retirement home are forced out of their units after a two-alarm fire breaks out.

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Candidate jumps into mayoral race

The battle for Houston's top job is underway as Mayor Annise Parker gains some official competition.

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Man disappears under water in bayou

Police searched for a man believed to have drowned in a northeast Houston bayou on Tuesday.

Sketch released in teen's attack in shower

Police hope a sketch will help them identify a man who broke into a home and attacked a teenager while she was in a shower.

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60 apartments damaged or destroyed in 3-alarm fire

A three-alarm fire rips through three apartment buildings in north Houston, leaving dozens of families homeless.

Parents offended by pro-Obama song

A Black History Month program at A Houston elementary school may have backfired.

Carol Alvarado, Sylvia Garcia

Voting deadline looms for special election

The deadline to vote in a special election for State Senate District 6 is looming, and both candidates are pushing for last-minute votes.

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Windows shot out in Cinco Ranch area

Deputies are trying to find the person who shot out windows of several homes.

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Stranger approaches student at bus stop

Parents and their children are on alert after a student reports that a strange incident with a man at a bus stop.

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Catholics react to early conclave vote

Houston Area Catholics are sharing their thoughts about Pope Benedict XVI's decision to change the rules of conclave.

Police: Limo driver rams car through home

Investigators said a limo driver rammed his car through a home in the Galleria area, sending one person to the hospital.

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Woman charged with murder in road rage case

The family of a woman accused of murder in a road rage case is outraged at the charges against her.

Everado Martinez

Man arrested, charged in high school attack

HISD police arrest a man accused of attacking a girl on a southeast Houston high school campus.

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Man attacks girl on high school campus

Police are looking for a man who attacked a girl on a southeast Houston high school campus.

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HFD: Unattended grill sparks fire at hoarder's home

Firefighters battle flames at a southeast Houston home, but they had trouble searching the house because it's filled with so much stuff.

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Cardinal talks about Pope's resignation

The head of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston says he was surprised and saddened by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

2 suspects in cafe shooting

Investigators seek men who killed manager

A man was shot to death at a game room/restaurant in northwest Harris County on Friday, investigators said.

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Restaurant sued in fatal crash

A family files a lawsuit against a restaurant after a customer dies in an alcohol-related crash.

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Flowers stolen from gravesites

A Houston woman says she is angry and frustrated after discovering that someone has been stealing flowers she left on her husband's gravesite.

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3 tied up during home invasion

Three adults were tied up and terrorized inside a home, and children witnessed the whole thing, police say.

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High school locked down because of suspicious man

A high school is placed on lockdown after a suspicious man goes inside and administrators aren't able to stop him.

Portsmouth Homicide

Father shot, killed at home near 3 children

Houston police are interviewing anyone who may have information about the death of a father of three.

Kacie Nicole Smith

Widow, 25, accused of having sex with teen

A 25-year-old woman whose husband recently passed away is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old neighbor.

Joshua Burton

Teen accused of taking gun to school

A ninth-grade student is arrested after, investigators say, he takes a gun to school.

Shawndaleman Mitchell

Student accused of choking teacher

A student is in jail instead of a classroom after he's accused of choking a teacher.

Houston Immigration Rally

Houston groups call for comprehensive immigration reform

Several groups rally on the steps of Houston City Hall and call for changes that would put undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship.

Victoria Erickson

Family searches for missing blogger

A family is desperately searching for a traveling blogger who has been missing for a week.

Jessica Tata

Remaining cases against Tata dropped

A judge clears the way for Jessica Tata to begin serving her prison sentence after she was convicted of murder following a fatal day-care fire.

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Deputy kills stabbing suspect outside restaurant

An off-duty deputy shoots and kills a man who stabbed another man outside a north Harris County restaurant, officials say.

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Car slams into 2 apartments

Two apartments are damaged when a car slammed into a complex in northwest Houston.

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Congressman threatens impeachment over gun control

A congressman from the Houston area says he would do anything in his power to prevent President Barack Obama from pushing gun control measures into practice without congressional approval.

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Former president George H.W. Bush released

Former President George H.W. Bush is released from a Houston hospital after a seven-week stay.

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Police: Beware of bogus Texans gear

Police say a man was taking advantage of Houston Texans fans by selling them fake jerseys of popular players.


HCSO: Man walks around Lowe's with grenade

A northwest Harris County home improvement store is evacuated after a customer brings a grenade to the store.

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New Texas Legislature session begins

Texas legislators open their 140-day session, poised to debate how to pay for public schools, decide whether to drug test unemployment recipients and possibly confront a mounting water crisis under the strain of a rapidly growing population.

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Thieves target popular boot store

A group of thieves steals a safe from one of Houston's most popular boot stores.

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Police: Woman steals from elderly grandmother

A woman is accused of stealing an expensive watch from the relative who raised her after her parents passed away.

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Shoplifting suspects lead police on chase

Two men, including one who bailed out of a moving car, are arrested after a police chase in southeast Houston.

Turner: Texas needs to increase mental health care funding

State Rep. Sylvester Turner and Houston law enforcement officers want the state of Texas to increase the amount of money that is spent on mental health care to prevent a tragedy.


Houston ranked best career city

The Bayou City has just been ranked the best city for your career when it comes to finding opportunity.

Men hospitalized after shootout over tractor

Two men are flown to a hospital after exchanging shots during an argument over a tractor.

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Driver leads chase during DWI crackdown

A Houston-area man and woman were taken in custody following a high-speed chase through Harris and Montgomery counties.

Body found in bar parking lot

A man is found dead in the parking lot of a southwest Houston sports bar.

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Police: 2 dead in SWAT standoff

Police say they found two people dead inside an apartment after a SWAT standoff in the Ashton Wood complex in northwest Harris County.

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Travelers on their way after delays, cancellations

Travelers facing canceled flights finally head to their holiday destinations after a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada.

NASA: Plan for Dec. 22

NASA hopes a new video will help ease tensions about the Mayan end-of-the-world prediction for Dec. 21, 2012.

Police: TSU student shoots, kills intruder

A suspected armed home invader is shot to death after police said the homeowner surprised him with a gun of his own.

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Robbery, stabbing suspect caught on video

Houston police hope surveillance video of a man being robbed and stabbed in downtown Houston will help catch the suspect.

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Randalls employee stabbed outside store

A homeless man stabs a Randalls employee outside a Midtown store, police say.

4 accused of stealing $30,000 in watches

Police arrest four men accused of stealing more than $30,000 worth of watches from a jewelry store.


Police warn women to watch their purses

Crooks are grabbing purses out of vehicles, grocery carts and from women's shoulders as they walk through parking lots in area shopping centers.


Caught on camera: Family fights teen

A girl's parents have been accused of encouraging their 13-year-old daughter to beat up a 14-year-old girl and then joining in the fight.

Perry plans for more restrictions on abortion rights

A small group of pro-choice activists in Houston have criticized Gov. Rick Perry for his call to place more restrictions on abortion rights.

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Gun fired at Spring Branch ISD school

A gun is fired at a Spring Branch ISD high school and a student is arrested.

Deputy fatally shoots Walmart shoplifting suspect

A woman suspected of stealing merchandise from a Walmart store is fatally shot by an off-deputy after he was nearly run over, investigators say.


Registered sex offender plays Santa

A city recently held a Christmas parade and one of the men hired to play Santa Claus is a registered sex offender.

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Deputy constable's gun discharges at school

An investigation is under way after a deputy's gun discharges at a high school in northeast Houston.

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Deputy shoots home burglary suspect

A deputy shoots a burglary suspect while another suspect barricades himself inside a Katy home and holds a SWAT team at bay for more than an hour.

Thief steals car during Craigslist transaction

A Houston man who tried to sell his car on Craigslist became a victim of a crime and is now out of a car and out of money.

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Student accused of taking gun to school

A student is facing a felony charge after he takes a gun to a high school, school district officials say.

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Police: Child left home alone with guns

A man is facing felony charges after, investigators say, he left a child alone at a home with guns inside.

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Man mugged while walking in the Heights

A man says he was kicked and robbed as he walked a for a few blocks in the Heights.

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Pearland couple killed in 140-vehicle pileup

Two people from Pearland die in a massive traffic accident on Interstate 10 near Beaumont.

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Thieves target cars at dog park

A woman's afternoon with her puppy turns into an expensive reminder that crime can happen anywhere.

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New push to bring back Texas A&M bonfire

Texas A&M students are focusing on officially bringing back the bonfire tradition.

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HCSO: Man rapes girl, 14, in school parking lot

Deputies are searching for a man who, they say, picked up a 14-year-old girl who sneaked out of her home, drove her to an elementary school parking lot and raped her.

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Woman dies after house catches fire

A woman dies after she is pulled from a fire at her east Houston home.

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Dad accused of pushing baby in stroller in street

A father is accused of intentionally putting his 1-year-old daughter in harm's way.

Carol Alvarado

Alvarado runs for Gallegos' state senate seat

Mario Gallegos Jr. was re-elected after his death to serve State Senate District 6, so a special election will be held to determine his replacement. Carol Alvarado wants that job.

Pastor, daughter beaten to death

A pastor and his daughter are found dead in a burning southeast Houston home and police are searching for a relative considered a person of interest.

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HPD: Man fatally hits stepson, 3

A man is accused of hitting his stepson so hard that it caused the 3-year-old boy to die two days later.

Romney and Obama

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Obama wins Harris County, Romney wins Texas

President Barack Obama won re-election, but he lost Texas yet won Harris County.

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Ted Cruz wins U.S. senate seat

Tea party-backed Republican Ted Cruz has won the race for Texas' open U.S. Senate seat.

Houstonians take to phones for election support

Texas isn't getting a lot of attention from either presidential candidates, but voters in Houston are trying to help swing the election outcome.

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County officials ready for Election Day

Harris County election officials are bracing for a busy day at the polls Tuesday, but they don't believe there will be any major problems.

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Postal carrier displays Obama sign in mail truck

A U.S. mail carrier in West Columbia, Brazoria County, is in hot water after she was spotted delivering mail with an Obama-Biden political sign on the dashboard of her official vehicle.

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Court: Suspect in teen's death was on GHB

A Spring man known for his body building is accused of causing the death of a teenage girl after he took a drug popular with body builders.

Knife found at high school

School district police are investigating after a knife is found at a high school

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Woman hides in bedroom during home invasion

A woman is recovering after she said someone broke into her home while she was inside.

Houston voters to make billion-dollar decisions

From public transportation, to expanding college campuses and improving parks, bike trails and bayous, voters are lining up to cast their ballots.

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2 charged after toddler run over, killed

A driver and a toddler's mother are charged after the baby was hit and killed by a minivan in southeast Houston.

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Ballot is one of Harris County's longest

It's considered one of the longest election ballots in Harris County history. And, voters are being encouraged to study up on all of the contested races, propositions and bond referendums before showing up to cast their ballots.

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Death penalty sought in mother's killing, baby's kidnapping

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty if a woman accused of fatally shooting a mother and kidnapping her baby is convicted.

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Democrats plan to fight hard for Gallegos' seat

The day after state Sen. Mario Gallegos Jr. died, some are working on the task of retaining his Senate seat.

Police: Thief steals church's air conditioner

A thief steals an air conditioning unit at a church in southeast Houston, according to police.

DNC worker accused of telling people how to vote twice

A Democratic National Committee field director has been fired after her suspicious actions were caught on camera.

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3 UH police officers fired

The University of Houston has fired three of its police officers for "failing a test of integrity," university officials say.


TSU hands down punishments for band hazing incidents

A Texas Southern University Management Task Force has laid down some stiff penalties against members of the university’s Ocean of Soul Marching Band who were involved in hazing.

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Woman found on fire in home

An 65-year-old woman is flown to a hospital after she suffers severe burns at a home in northwest Harris County.

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Residents worry about break-ins in The Woodlands

Many residents in The Woodlands are concerned about a rash of burglaries, but some of them are taking advantage of National Night Out to get to know their neighbors and share safety tips.

2 wanted in carjacking, armed robbery

Police in three suburban cities are on the hunt for a pair of bandits responsible for two carjackings, a shooting and a robbery.

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Man's home burglarized day after attack

A man is beaten and robbed in a parking lot and has hit apartment burglarized while he's in the hospital.

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Donation jar stolen from restaurant

A man is accused of stealing a donation jar from a Pasadena restaurant.

HPD: Couple leaves kids in car outside nightclub

A couple is accused of going to a nightclub and leaving two children alone in a car in the parking lot.


Activists voice outrage over double-amputee shooting

Activists voice their outrage at City Hall after a mentally-ill man, who was also a double-amputee, was shot and killed by a Houston police officer.


Man killed in workplace shooting

A man is shot to death after two men were "playing around" with a gun and a knife at work, investigators said.

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Student robbed at UH

The University of Houston police are working to determine if two recent robberies are related.

4 rescued from burning apartment

Firefighters rushed to save four people trapped inside an apartment that was engulfed in smoke and flames.

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Man accused of pretending to be deputy

Police responding to a shooting say they found a man posing as a law enforcement officer.

Police need tips about body wrapped in rug

Residents of a southwest Houston apartment complex are shocked after a man's body is found wrapped in a rug.

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Body found wrapped in rug

Police are trying to determine how a person whose body was found wrapped in a rug died.

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Will Middle East unrest impact presidential election?

As the unrest and violence escalate in the Middle East, many people are wondering what impact it will have on the upcoming presidential election.

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2 diving students almost drown during training

Two men are flown to a hospital after they nearly drowned at a southwest Houston diving training facility.

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Man wants new trial in pregnant wife's murder

A man convicted of killing his pregnant wife wants a new trial because, his attorney claims, prosecutors withheld evidence that points to other suspects.

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Dinner helps raise money for Fire Fighters Foundation

First responders and community leaders gather to support the Fire Fighters Foundation.

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Houston Texans fan hurt by falling panel at Reliant Stadium

A man is nursing a head wound after a heavy LED panel fell on him while at a Houston Texans game at Reliant Stadium.

Popeye's Burglary

Man wanted in fast-food restaurant burglaries

Police need help finding a man who breaks into fast-food restaurants to steal cash.

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Houstonians impressed by Clinton's DNC speech

As President Barack Obama prepared to give his nomination speech, Democratic National Convention delegates, including many from Houston, were still buzzing about the fiery speech delivered by former President Bill Clinton.

Police search for violent purse snatcher

Police in Galveston are searching for the man who snatched an elderly woman's purse and attacked her and anyone who tried to help.

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Houstonians grade the First Lady's speech at DNC

Americans and Houstonians are still talking about First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.

Kaine Garcia, James Vickers

HPD: Men stole iPods from Walmart to make quick cash

Two men are accused of stealing iPods from a Walmart two times to sell them online.

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HPD: 2 women rob washateria at gunpoint

A washateria worker is worried about her safety after being robbed while on the job.

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Woman leaves son, 3, at bus stop

A woman left her 3-year-old son alone at a bus stop, investigators say.

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Clint Eastwood's RNC speech creating big buzz on social media

Clint Eastwood's off-script remarks at the Republican National Convention are getting a lot of attention from the media to Twitter, and even from President Barack Obama's campaign.

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Rash of break-ins have The Woodlands residents on edge

A string of break-ins in The Woodlands has officials and residents on edge.

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Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law

A federal court rules against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

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Texans, Houstonians give high marks to Ann Romney's speech

The woman who could become the county's next first lady is getting high marks for the speech she delivered at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.

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Hurricane Hunters evacuate to Houston

Ellington Field in Southeast Houston is host to several hurricane hunter crews who were evacuated from Mississippi where Isaac is expected to wreak havoc.

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Galveston County News employee's death possibly homicide

Funeral services were held Friday night for a Galveston County man hours after police said they are investigating his death as a possible homicide.

Financial summit draws big names, big crowds

Top experts offer advice and tips to help Houstonians get ahead of the financial game.

Toddler Drowns Lake

16-month-old drowns in lake

A toddler drowns in a lake after wandering away from his grandfather's home, investigators say.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood ruling stirs up controversy

A new ruling on the battle over funding over Planned Parenthood in Texas has both sides of the issue speaking out.

Mitt Romney meets with Houston energy executives

Former Massachusetts governor and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney spent much of the day Tuesday in Houston, meeting with energy executives at a high-dollar fundraising lunch.

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Man shot during attempted carjacking

A man is rushed to the hospital after he was shot during an attempted carjacking, investigators say.

Katy ISD Buses

Parents upset over reduced bus routes

Some parents in the Katy Independent School District are upset because their children's bus route has been canceled just before the start of the new school year.

Earnest Darrett Jr.

Police investigate 2-week-old's death

Police are trying to figure out how a 2-week-old baby died, but they suspect it was a tragic accident.

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Driver leads cops on chase, crashes into home

A short police chase comes to an end when the fleeing driver crashes into a northwest Houston home, injuring two people. Pictures from scene.

Consulate Lines

Hundreds gather outside consulates seeking residency

Hundreds of people in Houston waited in line for hours, for a dream they said they could not afford to pass up, the chance to stay in this country legally.

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