Students arrested after dozens of stolen calculators found

Two Houston Independent School District students were arrested after police said the pair was caught with several dozen Texas Instrument calculators.

Which terrorist group poses biggest threat to US?

As the United States carries out military strikes in the Middle East, Local 2 Investigates is asking who poses the greatest threat to our country and, more specifically, to Texas.

Police find woman with flu-like symptoms while investigating suspected shoplifter

Galveston police officers got a crash course in how to respond to a potentially infectious situation Friday. The incident happened at a Walmart and involved the wife of a suspected shoplifter.

Community prays as Dallas nurse receives blood transfusion

Local 2 Investigates has learned the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola, Nina Pham, received a blood transfusion Sunday from a survivor of the virus, Dr. Kent Brantly.

Sheriff's deputy suspended with pay over arrest video

A Harris County Sheriff's deputy has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

Patti LaBelle's entourage cleared of wrongdoing

A Houston civil jury awarded no damages to a former West Point cadet who claimed he was the victim of an unprovoked attack by members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle's entourage.

Council hears 'mayday' call from deadly Southwest Inn fire

Members of Houston City Council's public safety committee heard the radio transmission between firefighters as a roof collapsed at the Southwest Inn motel in 2013. The collapse led to the deadliest day in the history of the Houston Fire Department.

Candidates declare victory in first gubernatorial debate

Questions during the first gubernatorial debate ranged from border security, to capital punishment, to economic development and trade with Mexico. However, the biggest point of contention came when state Sen. Wendy Davis sparred with Attorney General Greg Abbott over funding education.

Walmart shoppers claim wrongful arrest, humiliation

Two men claimed an off-duty police officer unfairly targeted them while they were shopping in a southwest Houston Walmart. The incident led to one man being arrested for trespassing and the other being charged with interfering with a public servant.

UH cheerleaders become theft victims at TDECU Stadium

The cell phones of five UH cheerleaders were stolen from inside TDECU Stadium. Two credit cards were also stolen.

New report reveals details, recommendations about Southwest Inn Fire

After more than year, a new report has been released about the massive Southwest Inn fire that took the lives of four Houston firefighters and how the department is hoping to prevent another tragedy.

Boat catches fire under Kemah Bridge

Cellphone video obtained by Local 2 captured the moments a 50-foot boat was engulfed in flames with thick black smoke pouring into the air under the Kemah Bridge.

Woman: Police not called fast enough after lewd act

A Fort Bend County woman is angry police were not called sooner after she reported a man exposing himself inside an arts and craft store.

Astrodome's future: County judge proposes world's largest indoor park

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett hosted a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce a new proposal for the Astrodome.

Lawsuit filed over killing fields murders

An ongoing cold case will make its way to civil court.

Mother charged with leaving child in hot car

Security guards at a popular Houston shopping center had to work quickly to extract a 6-month-old child from a locked SUV.

PD: No survivors after high-speed police chase ends in crash

Six people were killed in League City Sunday night when a speeding SUV driver slammed into another vehicle while attempting to flee Dickinson police, authorities said.

Baby killer Genene Jones denied parole

According to officials with the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole the vote to deny Jones' parole was unanimous.

Parole board considers baby killer's release

Members of the Texas Board of Pardons are considering whether former pediatric nurse Genene Jones should be released from prison.

Despite pleas, commission takes no action on Astrodome

The Texas Historical Commission voted Wednesday to table the vote on the Astrodome.  They will revisit it again at a later date.

Government's warning not deterring all immigrants

A media campaign designed to deter Central American immigrants from illegally crossing into the United States is not yet proving to be a strong enough warning for those waiting at shelters in Mexican border cities.

Officials tour HISD school as possible shelter for immigrant children

An empty school on Houston’s northeast side is being considered as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children.  Federal officials from FEMA and Health and Human Services were among those who spent more than an hour touring the former middle school.

Hearing shows continued gridlock over Texas border crisis

A congressional field hearing in McAllen showed lawmakers remain deeply divided over how to handle the influx of thousands Central American immigrants caught illegally crossing the border into Texas. Lawmakers also sparred over what is driving the problem.

Veteran agent says border not secure

A 13-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol and union representative for the National Border Patrol Council is warning Congressional leaders the border is not secure.

Web posting prompts more questions about Texas border problems

A posting on a federal website is prompting new questions from lawmakers about why swifter action was not taken to help secure our southwestern border.

Congressional leaders grill Homeland Security secretary over border problems

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson faced pointed questions Tuesday from members of Congress.

Builder, city point fingers in fire hydrant dispute

The City of Houston Fire Marshal's Office has begun issuing daily citations to the developer of a gated community off South Main near Stella Link. The enforcement action comes after months of complaints from residents living in the Contemporary Main Plaza subdivision.

Father of teens killed in crash wants harsh punishment

The father of two teens killed during a hit-and-run accident did not mask his anger toward the woman now charged in connection with that crash.

Killer's parole review prompts call for change in law

At the same time a Pasadena family is fighting to keep a serial killer in prison, there is a call to change the frequency of parole reviews for those convicted of capital murder.

Convicted Houston killer released from prison

The man convicted of killing a Houston postal worker in 1984 has been released from prison after serving less than half of a 75 year sentence. David Isador Port was released Thursday and sent to live at the Southern Corrections Austin Transition Center in Del Valle.

Astrodome still in limbo, no decision imminent

The fate of the Houston Astrodome remains in limbo more than five months after Harris County voters rejected a proposal to transform the aging icon into a $217 million venue for events and conventions.

Man accused of sneaking into Rice college, fondling sleeping students

Rice University police reported the arrest of a man who is accused of sneaking into two university dorm rooms and fondling students while they were asleep.

A new lead or another ghost in 'Killing Fields' murders?

Documents filed as part of decades old murder case in Galveston County hint at a possible link to other crimes that have haunted the Houston area since the early 1980s.

HISD bus driver accused of texting while driving kids

An HISD bus driver landed in hot water after district officials say he was caught on video texting while driving a bus with kids on board.

Fans saddened, not surprised by Phillips' departure

While no one was happy to hear about Wade Phillips' departure from the Houston Texans, none were particularly surprised by the news.

'Sliders' continue targeting women at Houston gas stations

Surveillance video obtained by Local 2 shows so-called 'sliders' are still a problem at gas stations across the Houston area.

Thieves burglarize several storage units on Houston's south side

Several people received the unpleasant call that thieves had broken into several units at a Public Storage facility.

Three Rice University police officers called to grand jury

As Local 2 Investigates reported, the DA's Office launched an investigation after we exposed a controversial arrest by Rice University police officers.

Attorney answers questions about Rice police arrest

A high-powered Houston attorney is now answering questions about how Rice University police officers handled the arrest of a bike thief.

Airport security program designed to spot terrorists questioned

Thursday's hearing before a Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation addressed many of the same concerns raised in a Local 2 Investigates report from September of 2012.

Fears over retaliation as hunt for party gunmen continues

Families of the children who survived a deadly birthday party shooting say they are terrified of retaliation after hearing gang members are threatening anyone who talks to investigators.

Questions plague men charged with birthday party shooting

After Harris County Sheriff's officials announced the arrest of two people in connection with a deadly birthday party shooting, family members and party-goers stepped forward to question whether investigators had all the facts.

Police work to make sure sex offenders follow rules on Halloween

The Houston Police Department's sex offender registration squad is hitting the streets in the days leading up to Halloween, working to make sure sex offenders follow the rules set out in their sentences.

Mothers want new murder charges filed against 'Angel of Death'

The mother of two babies killed in the 1980's wants new murder charges filed against a woman known as the Angel of Death.

Prosecutor arrested, charged with DWI

A former Brazoria County assistant district attorney was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to court document and Houston police.

Investigators looking into Twitter threats against Sen. Ted Cruz

Local 2 Investigates confirmed the FBI and U.S. Capitol police are looking into a series of tweets directed at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

West: A town tries to heal

Six months after a massive explosion devastated portions of the central Texas town of West, Local 2 Investigates has found residents frustrated with a painfully slow rebuilding process.

DA pledges second look at baby deaths linked to nurse

For years victim's rights advocates and Texas mothers have been trying to prevent the release of a woman who has been linked to the deaths of dozens of children. On Thursday, those pleas were answered.

Ingrid brings steady rains to South Texas; no flooding or damage

South Texas keeps getting steady rains from Ingrid, but no flooding, no damage and no injuries. The area seems to have escaped that potential because the rain that hit this area came during intermittent waves.

Victims rally to keep convicted baby killer in prison

Several Texas mothers and victims rights advocates are intensifying their efforts to try to keep a convicted baby killer from being released from prison.

Mother criticizes school over handling of daughter's attack

Too afraid to say what happened out loud the girl put pen to paper and wrote that a fellow student cornered her in a classroom, switched off the lights, rammed his hands down her shirt and groped her.

More details in arrests of two 'sliders'

Local 2 Investigator Robert Arnold first uncovered this crime trend last week and now he has new details on this latest crime and the stolen property police recovered.

Slider victim gets quick justice

A quick convergence of circumstances helped police track down and arrest a pair of suspected sliders within 20 minutes of a car burglary.

Sliders target women at gas stations and day cares

Houston police officer Jim Woods explained this group of criminals primarily stakes out gas stations and watches for women who leave their purses on the passenger side of the car and the doors unlocked while they pump gas.

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Unanswered questions in Huntsville-area double murders

After releasing few details in the case, investigators are now reaching out to the public for help tracking down the murderer.

Military recruiters accused of bribery, wire fraud

Documents recently filed in Houston federal court reveal a sprawling investigation involving as many as 17 recruiters with the US Army National Guard.

Weighing the risks of moving oil by rail

Railroad traffic in the Houston region is expected to double over the next 20 years.

Escapee caught after running from jail

After nearly four hours of searching, Sheriff's deputies dragged a 29-year-old man out of the thick underbrush lining of Buffalo Bayou after he ran away from the Harris County jail in downtown.

Family files lawsuit over golf cart fire

A Pasadena family has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming a pair of electric golf carts sparked the fire that destroyed their home in Aug. 2012.

Family protests murder conviction

A group of approximately 30 protesters gathered in front of the Baytown police department to demand justice for a man convicted of murder.

Ex-Astroworld GM at helm of new theme park

Astroworld's longest-serving general manager will be in charge of a planned theme and water park scheduled to open sometime in 2015.

Court documents reveal mother's troubled past

As the mother of a missing toddler faced a judge Monday, Local 2 Investigates was able to piece together the tragic history preceding the little girl's disappearance.

Some SafeClear wrecker drivers under investigation

They're supposed to help stranded drivers get to safety on the highway, but Local 2 Investigates has learned some wrecker drivers for Houston's SafeClear program are under investigation.

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Ex-HPD officers plead guilty to conspiring to protect shipment of cocaine

Emerson Canizales, 26, and Michael Miceli, 26, were arrested in January following an undercover operation.

Committee calls for quicker action following West blast

At least one federal agency believes the devastation and loss of life at the West Fertilizer plant was preventable.

DA: 10 Harris County deputy constables indicted

Local 2 News has learned a grand jury has indicted 10 Harris County deputy constables on criminal charges, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

The "new" Astrodome not a done deal yet

Harris County commissioners have ordered further study of a proposal to turn the Astrodome into a massive exhibit space.

State seeks custody of children found alone in motel room

A judge in Fort Bend County ruled Children's Protective Services will be given temporary custody of several children found alone in a Rosenberg motel room.

Last suspect in gang rape investigation arrested

Police said the last of 11 suspects has been arrested and charged with raping a 16-year-old girl.

Houston-area couple questions federal, state scrutiny

A Houston-area couple is questioning the level of federal and state scrutiny they faced in a less than three-year period, following the filing of tax-exempt applications with the Internal Revenue Service.

Local 2 Investigates: Southwest Inn's troubled past

Local 2 Investigates has uncovered new information in the deadly motel fire that claimed the lives of four Houston firefighters including details on the long list of crimes associated with  that motel.

Investigators converge on scene of deadly motel fire

Nearly fifty investigators from five city, state and federal agencies combed the scene of a deadly motel fire Saturday.

A small town, a trailer and the unthinkable

Ten men and one woman have been charged with sexual assault of a child and trafficking of persons in Madisonville.

Report: Houston-area bridges designated "structurally deficient"

A recently released report from the Texas Department of Transportation lists several bridges in Harris County as either "structurally deficient" or "functionally obsolete."

Forensic teams try to identify bodies found near Texas border

Volunteers from Baylor and Indiana universities are working to identify the remains of dozens of people found in the rural community of Brooks County, which is less than a five-hour drive south from Houston.

Local 2 in OK: Families see homes for first time

Local 2's Robert Arnold talks to families getting their first look at their homes after a tornado tears through a town in Oklahoma.

West, Texas EMT "let go" after explosion

Local 2 Investigates learns an Emergency Medical Technician arrested Friday on federal charges had been "let go" from the West EMS department just days after the explosion, according to state health officials.

Sources: West EMT had destructive device

A volunteer paramedic in West, Texas, asked someone to store a box that contained what appeared to be a pipe bomb sometime after the explosion at the West Fertilizer Company, federal sources told Local 2 Investigates.

Feds: West EMT had destructive device

A volunteer paramedic in West, Texas, asked someone to store a box that contained what appeared to be a pipe bomb nine days after the explosion at the West Fertilizer Company, Local 2 Investigates learns.

Prisoners sell their identities for cash

Texas prisoners are selling their own identities to try to collect multiple types of government benefits.

Ex-Enron CEO's sentence could be reduced

Convicted ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling's more than 24-year prison sentence for his role in the once mighty energy giant's collapse could be trimmed by as many as 10 years if a federal judge approves an agreement reached Wednesday between prosecutors and defense attorneys.

ATF confirms source of West explosion

Federal investigators said they pinpointed the source of a deadly explosion that killed 15 people, injured dozens more, and destroyed homes in the central Texas town of West.

Man who shot self at Bush Airport identified

The man who shot himself at Bush Intercontinental Airport has been identified. Meanwhile, Terminal B is slowly getting back to normal.

Documents reveal when students were alerted to stabbings

Documents obtained by Local 2 Investigates are providing a clearer picture as to when students on the Lone Star College System's Cy-Fair campus were alerted to a man attacking students during an April 9 incident.

West, Texas explosion: Who knew what?

As federal and state investigators continued their search for a cause to the deadly explosion in the town of West, Local 2 Investigates obtained documents highlighting what some described as a "regulatory gumbo" when it comes to government oversight of facilities similar to the West Fertilizer…

ATF investigating plant explosion

The bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Forearms' national response team descended on the small town of West, Texas late Thursday morning.

Learning from the Boston bombings

Houston city officials said they are paying close attention to what investigators learn about the attack in Boston.

Investigating the Boston bombings

Investigators in Massachusetts are making a push to gather as much home video and cell phone photographs as possible from runners and spectators. The hope is that someone captured a clue as to the identity of the person who planted and detonated the bombs near the finish line of the Boston marathon.

Houston focuses on security following Boston bombings

The attack in Boston has America on alert  as cities across the country are stepping up security.

Families forced out by apartment fire

Firefighters were busy in northwest Houston after flames tore through two apartment buildings.

Hundreds of millions in city fees go unpaid

Local 2 Investigates obtains a recently released report that shows Houston is owed more than half-a-billion dollars in unpaid fees the city will likely never collect.

Timing of campus security alerts questioned

Following a second attack on a Lone Star College system campus students were again questioning whether the school's security alert system functioned properly.

Law enforcement combats growing gang population

A recently released statewide assessment of gangs highlights a changing dynamic in how traditionally rival gangs are now working together to turn a profit.

Child killer scheduled for release

One of Texas' most infamous child killers is scheduled to be released from prison after serving barely a third of her sentence.

Victims concerned over possible Enron deal

Victims of the collapse of energy giant Enron are expressing concern over a possible deal to reduce former Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling's prison sentence.

Feds arrest Aryan Brotherhood 'general'

An undercover investigation by a federal task force led to the arrest of a major player in the Aryan Brotherhood, investigators said.

State: Cartels most significant threat to Texas

A statewide assessment released by the Texas Department of Public Safety lists Mexican Drug Cartels as the most significant organized crime threat to the state.

Missing virus 'probably' lost

Officials at Galveston's National Laboratory on the University of Texas Medical Branch campus tell Local 2 Investigates the missing vial of Guanarito virus is probably lost.

HPD breaks up car theft ring

Houston police tell Local 2 Investigates an undercover investigation has led to the arrest of three people suspected of stealing multiple trucks from the Pasadena and Houston areas and trying to ship those vehicles to Mexico.

Shami makes 'Celebrity Apprentice' appearance

Houston's Farouk Shami takes center stage on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" with Donald Trump.

Secret Service raids Fort Bend County home

Investigators raid a home in Fort Bend County, carting away boxes of evidence and towing at least three vehicles.

Police: 300 rounds of ammo found in suspect's car

A man suspected of burglarizing several homes runs away from officers but leaves some unusual things inside his car, investigators say.

Deputies find wanted man in Greens Bayou

Deputies arrested a man investigators said led officers on a wild car chase through northeast Harris County.

What to do with the Astrodome?

The eighth wonder of the world may be empty and unusable, but it's certainly not free. Local 2 Investigates got a look inside the aging icon and found out exactly what taxpayers are spending as county officials continue to debate the fate of the Astrodome. 

Search dogs catch scent, but no sign, of fugitive

Texas Department of Criminal Justice tracking dogs follow a scent that may belong to a man who escaped from the Montgomery County Jail.

State seeks removal of mayor from office

The embattled mayor of a Montgomery County town faces more legal troubles as the Texas Attorney General's Office files suit to have her removed from office.

Nearly 600 pounds of marijuana found in horse trailer

An unsafe lane change leads to the discovery of nearly 600 pounds of marijuana stashed in a horse trailer headed to Houston, deputies say.

Officials: Grass fire under control

Authorities say 100 acres of grass caught fire in north Harris County on Friday night.

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HISD trustee scolds Obama for canceling students' tour

Dozens of middle school students are devastated to find out a highlight of their spring break trip to Washington, D.C. has been canceled because of the sequester.

HISD votes to close school

HISD officials voted to close Ryan Middle School in the Third Ward area on Thursday.

Fire cadet, 62, collapses during training, dies

A fire cadet passes away after he collapses shortly after participating in a training exercise, officials say.

Drug, human smugglers on video

Local 2 Investigates obtained video investigators said was shot by a 16 year old boy who helped smuggle drugs and people into Texas.

Residents cautioned to be proactive against crime

Sugar Land police chief Doug Brinkley is rolling out a new initiative aimed at reducing break-ins at homes and businesses.

Parents argue lack of school zone endangers kids

Parents of students of a middle school say they're worried that their children are in danger because there aren't any school zones along a busy road.

Local 2 Investigates unlicensed contractors

Classified ads are filled with people offering electrical and air conditioning work. State investigators warn many of the people advertising these services do not have the required Texas licenses to do this type of work.

Neighborhood thefts caught on camera

A group of thieves was caught on home surveillance video as they broke into several cars in a neighborhood off Cypressdale and Kuykendahl.

School investigates possible employee, student relationship

A trainer at a high school is on administrative leave while officials officials investigate allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Student accused of taking gun to school campus

A high school student is arrested after police say they found a 20 gauge shotgun in his pickup truck.

Police: Officer shoots, kills purse snatching suspect

An officer opens fire, shooting and killing a man after he lunges at him with what appears to be sewing scissors, police say.

Questions linger over county drug testing system

Six months after a courtroom hearing exposed a deeply flawed drug testing system, questions remain as to whether the problems have been solved.

Police: Burglary suspect caught running with TV

A burglary suspect is arrested after police see him running down the street with a big television in his hands, authorities say.

Police warn of crime trend targeting banks, jewelry stores

Over the past year Houston police detectives have been working to combat a growing trend of professional car burglars who've graduated to a much bigger payday.

Series of pit bull attacks frighten neighbors

Residents of a Northwest Harris County neighborhood off Kieth Harrow are concerned about a series of pit bull attacks they said have been happening periodically since November.

Faulty fan cord blamed for deadly fire

Investigators say a faulty fan cord caused a fire that claimed the lives of two veteran Bryan firefighters.

Robber shoots woman outside gym

A woman is in a hospital after she was shot during a robbery in the parking lot of a northwest Harris County gym.

HPD: Officer shoots, kills dad holding baby hostage

A Houston police officer shoots and kills a man who was threatening to hurt his son with a large butcher knife, according to authorities.

Mayor, HPD propose plan to eliminate rape kit backlog

A proposal made to City Council aims to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits within a 12- to 14-month period. 

Texas personal license plates: What's considered road worthy?

Many drivers want a personalized license plate, but not every requested combination gets to be put on a vehicle.

Thieves break into car to get into home

A Houston area family was hit by the sting of a car break-in and home break-in on the same day.

Child's killer scheduled for release

An old Texas law is leading to the expected release of a convicted child killer after he served only a third of his 99-year sentence.

'Worst of the worst' soon to be released from prison

Lingering effects of an old state law is prompting the scheduled release of several Houston-area killers responsible for some of the worst crimes the city has ever seen.

Federal charges 'possible' in Amber Alert case

The man who prompted a nationwide search for a 14-year-old girl is now facing more felony charges in connection to his relationship with the teen and his run from the law.

Amber Alert canceled after teen found in Florida

A girl at the center of an Amber Alert has been found and the man accused of traveling with her has been arrested.

Cameras help police crack down on animal cruelty

Houston police are having success in their effort to crack down on a the dumping of animals in a northeast Harris County known as the "corridor of cruelty."

Amber Alert continues for missing teen

A grandmother is pleading for help to find a 14-year-old girl who is at the center of an Amber Alert.

Pit bull attacks baby, mother

An 18-month-old boy and his mother are recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital after being attacked by a pit bull at their Montgomery County home.

Houston man among hostages in Algeria

One of the Americans taken hostage at a natural gas facility in Algeria is a Houstonian, but his condition is not yet known.

SUV crashes into bayou

A SUV ends up upside down in a bayou after trying to avoid a collision in southwest Houston.

METRO targets smartphone thefts

Some police are calling it the "high-tech" version of purse snatching, and it's on the rise in Houston.

Missing Santa Fe woman found safe

A missing 21-year-old woman from Santa Fe is found safe after missing since Friday.

Teen recovering from hunting accident

A 15-year-old is recovering in a hospital after his father accidentally shot him while deer hunting.

Man goes from folk hero to wanted

A man who was heralded by some as a hero 11 months ago is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

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Bush family quiet about former president's condition

Former President George H.W. Bush's family sought privacy and provided no new details Thursday about his medical condition, a day after his spokesman said he's in intensive care after being hospitalized for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough.

Sleepy driver wakes up, leads police on chase

When Houston police first got a call about a man asleep in his car in north Houston, they didn't know that it would eventually lead to a high-speed chase.

Police: Good Samaritans help chase down suspected thieves

Police said some concerned citizens sprang into action to help them chase down some suspected thieves.

Man hit, killed by bus on freeway

All northbound lanes of Interstate 45 at N. Main were shut down following an horrific accident Sunday afternoon.

Thieves steal family's Christmas gifts, dog

A Spring area family is desperately searching for their dog after thieves raced through their home, making off with electronics, Christmas gifts and a 1-year-old miniature Schnauzer by the name of Stella.

3 charged in baby's death

Three people are arrested and charged in connection with a 9-month-old girl's death.

12-12-12 prompts security increase at 2 schools

Kids were certainly not immune to the rampant speculation swirling around Wednesday's numerical oddity of a calendar date. Unfortunately for kids at two Houston area schools, this date led to an increase in security because of rumors that spread through the halls.

Detectives: Video may reveal nightclub shooter

Harris County sheriff's detectives hope surveillance video will help them identify the man responsible for a shooting that left one man dead and three others wounded.

Drag marks betray accused metal thief

Literally following a suspected thief's trail helped Houston police arrest a man suspected of stealing metal from a CenterPoint Energy facility.

Fans remember Jenni Rivera

Singing and acting star Jenni Rivera was loved as much for her troubled love life as she was for her singing and acting. 

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting outside club

Harris County Sheriff's detectives say they are searching for the gunman responsible for shooting several people Sunday morning in the parking lot of a popular after-hours night club.

Shooting Outside Club Leaves One Dead, 3 Wounded

Harris County Sheriff's detectives are searching for the gunman responsible for shooting several people Sunday morning.

Woman robbed at gunpoint in driveway

Precinct 4 deputy constables are searching for a pair of thieves who robbed a woman in the driveway of her grandparents' home Saturday afternoon.

Parents sue over alleged sex assault in juvenile detention

The parents of a teenage girl are suing Harris County and the Juvenile Probation Department over allegations that a corrections officer molested the girl while she was in the downtown detention center.

Shuttle bus crash victim identified

Houston police are still trying to determine what caused the driver of a shuttle bus to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a woman standing on the corner of an intersection near the Texas Medical Center.

Man accused of burglarizing hotel rooms

A man is accused of breaking into hotel rooms without having a key.

Students accused of leading officers on chase

Four teens have been arrested, accused of leading officers on a chase in southwest Houston, police said.

Guard's family angry, wants answers about shooting

Family members of a slain security guard say they are angry they've been given few answers about the fatal shooting.

Police: More than a dozen found at stash house

Nearly 20 suspected illegal immigrants from Guatemala are arrested after they were found crammed into a Houston home.

Deputies: Man shot while confronting robber

A man is in the hospital after he was shot during a robbery at a local business, according to authorities.

Detectives: Security Guard shoots, kills replacement

Harris County Sheriff's investigators arrested a security guard after detectives said he shot and killed his replacement.

Officer arrested, charged with assault

A Houston police officer was arrested Saturday morning and charged with aggravated assault against a family member and aggravated assault.

'Stowaways' critically hurt after jump from 18-wheeler

A pair of suspected illegal immigrants is critically hurt after jumping from the top of a moving 18-wheeler on Highway 59 in Jackson County.

Police: Boy propositioned by stranger

Houston police are searching for a man suspected of propositioning a 12-year-old boy near a northeast Houston park. 

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Lawsuits expected in Midland train/parade float crash

Some high-profile attorneys have started laying the groundwork for the first lawsuits related to the fatal parade float/train collision in Midland, Texas.

Officer narrowly dodges gunfire

A rookie police officer comes under fire while he was responding to a call in his patrol car in northeast Houston.

Investigators: Father killed, son charged

A man was shot and killed, now his own son has been charged with his murder.

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4 veterans killed when train hits vets parade

A train crash into a parade float killed four veterans, officials released Friday.

Police: Great-grandson had no remorse for murders

The man accused of murdering his great-grandfather and aunt spoke with Local 2 Investigates during a jailhouse interview just days after being charged with capital murder.

Clerk lured intro bathroom, robbed

A convicted sex offender is accused of robbing a clerk after luring him into a bathroom at a convenience store in northwest Houston.

Police: Pastor's great-grandson confesses to double slaying

A relative of a slain southeast Houston pastor confesses to killing his 89-year-old great-grandfather and his 61-year-old great-aunt, Houston police say.

Houston's connection to spike in border crimes

There's been a giant spike in drug, weapons and human smuggling along the Texas-Mexico border. Many of the vehicles seized in connection with those crimes came from Houston.

Grandson arrested, questioned in pastor's murder

Houston police take a man into custody in connection with the brutal killing of his grandfather and another family member.

Late state Sen. Mario Gallegos wins re-election

A state senator who died before Tuesday's election wins re-election. A special election will determine who will fill the seat.

Millions of dollars of equipment 'lost' in Harris County

Local 2 Investigates uncovered shoddy record keeping, lax procedures and questionable oversight has contributed to millions of dollars worth of equipment being written off as "lost" by government departments all over Harris County.

Police: Suspect shot, killed during SWAT standoff

Houston police said officers opened fire on a man who barricaded himself inside a Houston home

Police keep eye on sex offenders on Halloween

Houston police, sheriff's deputies and parole officers are going door to door checking on hundreds of sex offenders to ensure none are decorating their homes or plan to hand out candy on Halloween.

1 killed, 4 hurt when car smashes into family party

One person is dead and several others are injured when a car crashes into a backyard Halloween party.

Woman, 86, robbed in home invasion

An 86-year-old, wheelchair-bound Sugar Land woman was the victim of a mid-afternoon home invasion.

Neighborhood has second sex attack this month

For the second time this month, police respond to a sexually based attack on a Pasadena street, and a postal worker was the latest victim, officials say.

Judge rules in favor of cheerleaders' use of religion

A favorable ruling clears the way for the Kountze High School cheerleaders to continue using Bible verses on their game banners through the end of the school year.

Friends mourn loss of Livingston teen

More than 100 people gather at a Livingston school to mourn the loss of a classmate who was shot and killed.

4th grader arrested after disturbance in class

Family members of a fourth-grade student are outraged the 10-year-old is arrested and placed in juvenile detention following a classroom incident.

Arrest made in Falcon Lake murder

Mexican authorities announce the arrest of a suspect in the 2010 murder of David Hartley, who was shot to death while jet skiing with his wife on Falcon Lake in Zapata County on Texas-Mexico border.

HPD: Man confesses to killing missing woman

Police tell Local 2 the ex-boyfriend of a missing woman has confessed to her murder.

Police: Game room violence increases

Game rooms are a booming business in Houston and Harris County, but police are concerned these cash cows are now attracting an increasing violent element.

New drug linked to teen's death

A new type of "designer" drug is showing up on the streets of Houston and has now been linked to two deaths in our area.

Plant flare-up has neighbors on edge

Despite the plumes of smoke that are being released by the flare at the TPC plant, emergency crews say there is no danger to the surrounding community.

Drug testing problems date back years

Local 2 Investigates pours over thousands of Harris County probation department emails, lab reports and letters following last month's explosive courtroom hearing that exposed a drug testing system rife with human error and shoddy record keeping.

Student robbed, UH sends out alert

The University of Houston sends out an alert after a student is robbed at gunpoint.

4 shot, 1 killed outside night club

Four people are shot and one person is dead after a shooting at a northwest Harris County nightclub.

Criticisms plague airport security program

Between the hustle and bustle of making flights and grabbing bags, Transportation Security Administration officials are searching for the subtle. They're trying to spot small, nearly undetectable signs that a traveler may be up to no good.

Falling panel injures 1 during Texans game

One person is injured during the Houston Texans game by a falling panel.

Animals hit hard by flooding in Plaquemines Parish

Residents in Plaquemines Parish have been some of the hardest hit by Hurricane Isaac. Pets and livestock are also battling floodwaters.

Hundreds lose homes to Isaac

As Isaac makes its way through Louisiana, hundreds of people are grappling with the loss of their homes.

Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

Isaac, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane, plodded its way across Louisiana on the seventh anniversary of Katrina, with officials weighing whether to bust a hole in a levee to relieve some of the water that was spilling over a wall in a rural part of the state Wednesday.

Isaac pounds, tests New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac pounds the Crescent City with heavy rain and winds, causing street flooding and power outages.

Thousands leave New Orleans ahead of Isaac

Thousands of people are forced to evacuate low-lying parishes south of New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac nears.

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