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Black Friday Frenzy: Finding the best deals

Black Friday shopping is a competition for your dollars. Every store wants your money and you want to keep as much of it as you can.

Consumer Alert: Payday lender businesses and free rides to Bush Airport

Did you know there are more payday loan businesses than there are McDonald's and you can get a free ride to Bush Airport.  These and more headlines in today's consumer segment with Amy Davis.

Grocery stores hours for Thanksgiving Day

Plenty of stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day for shoppers who need a last-minute ingredient for dinner or a bottle of wine.

Picking the perfect Christmas tree

Buying an artificial Christmas tree can save both money and time, but shoppers have to know where to look.

Price checking this holiday season's most popular toys

With so many choices on the shelves, even Santa Claus has trouble sometimes picking out the perfect toys. Local 2’s Ruben Galvan and Consumer Expert Amy Davis teamed up to find the toys that young children love, at unbeatable prices. 

Toys for older children put to the test

Local 2 put some of the most popular toys on store shelves to the test so you can pick the right toy and get the best price.

Best deals on turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

Grocery stores are rolling out their best deals on turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature foods, dirty ice machines

Inspectors make restaurant employees toss hundreds of pounds of food that could have made you sick this week. And they say what they found inside an ice machine was downright filthy.

Brew up big savings on Keurig refills

Keurig coffee makers are all the rage right now with java fanatics, but K-Cups refills can get expensive.

Scam artists taking advantage of Walmart price-matching program

Walmart's new policy to match online competitors prices may have hit a snag.

Stop programs from sapping phone data, battery life

Surfing the web on a smartphone can eat up a data plan, as well as the battery life. But some smartphone users may have noticed a drain on their device with hardly any use.

Linked computer breaches, Sears new service, IRS scams

A scam alert about email that may look like it's from the IRS and a possible new computer breach involving some major stores.

Linked computer breaches, Sears new service, IRS scams

A scam alert about email that may look like it's from the IRS and a possible new computer breach involving some major stores.

Top tech gifts for all ages

There’s a gift for everyone this holiday season, even for the person who has everything or the kids who want everything.

Houston students give girls in Afghanistan a chance to learn

Students at a local elementary school are raising money, not for a new playground or uniforms, but to help girls a world away get an education.

Haggling for a better deal during the holidays

For most shoppers, what’s on the price tag is what they pay. But for some, it’s simply a starting point in a negotiation.

Grocery delivery services put to the test

Buying food for your family each week is a necessity, but it can be crowded, time consuming and, if you've got little ones, it can be exhausting.

Restaurant Report Card: Live roaches in kitchens and slime in an ice machine

Local 2's Consumer Expert Amy Davis took a look at how Houston area restaurants were putting diners at risk in this week's Restaurant Report Card. 

Off-brand cell service becoming popular with teens

Chances are, if you have kids, they want you to get them a cellphone. If you're holding out because it's too expensive and you don't want to be locked into a contract, we may have a solution for you.

Car buying made easier, Snapchat's new feature, Neftlix for iPhone upgrade

Check out what's new in today's consumer headlines.  Amy Davis reports.

Thousands boycott 'Black Thursday' sales

The "Black Thursday" backlash is spreading across social media.

Best Buy's Black Friday plans

Best Buy joins the list of retailers not just opening on Thanksgiving, but opening earlier than last year.

Veterans Day Freebies to honor servicemen, women

Tuesday is Veterans Day and Houston has a whole host of ways to honor our servicemen and women.

Target Black Friday gift card deals

Black Friday deals are being heard every day now, but can you really beat free money?

Groupon has new way to find great travel deals

Groupon has launched a new app designed to make it easier to find deals on travel.

Smartphone app finds best deals on prescription drugs

Prescription drugs aren’t cheap, but a new smartphone app can help ensure people are getting the lowest prices in their area.

Owners turn to wellness plan, health insurance for pets

Most pet owners will do anything for their four-legged family members, but when animals get injured or sick the price tag can be overwhelming. That's why more pet owners are now turning to wellness plans or health insurance for their pets.

App helps drivers navigate repair costs

A new smartphone app can help drivers ensure they’re not getting ripped off when it comes to car repair costs.

Freebie Friday, Postal service holiday plan

The U.S. Postal Service is stepping up its game, getting ready for an onslaught of holiday shopping.

Restaurant Report Card: Slime in ice machines & soda gun nozzles

Inspectors found live roaches inside a refrigerator and potentially hazardous meat products at a burger restaurant. 

Restaurant Report Card: Slime in ice machines & soda gun nozzles

Inspectors found live roaches inside a refrigerator and potentially hazardous meat products at a burger restaurant. Amy Davis reports.

American Beagle Outfitters, JCPenny Thanksgiving hours

Many consumers say they want to know if the food they're eating has been altered or modified. But when several states put GMO labeling requirements on the ballot Tuesday, voters rejected the idea.

Smartphone apps make fast food even faster

Fast food is getting even faster thanks to new smartphone apps that let customers order early.

GM gives gift cards, Thanksgiving shopping & "Frozen" showdown

GM gives gift cards to urge car owners to fix ignition switches, stores announce Thanksgiving hours and a "Frozen" showdown.

Prevent shipping damage on holiday packages

A few simple tips can stop careless shipping from ruining a holiday surprise this year.

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Creative ways to control how much Halloween candy your kids eat

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without the candy, but once collected some parents have come up with creative ways to control their kids' consumption.

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New deals as phone companies try to steal customers from competitors

If you're looking to change phones or plans, right now could be the best time.

Mystery revealed! McDonald's shows how a McRib is made

McDonald’s is opening its kitchen doors to answer a decades-old mystery—what’s in a McRib?

Things to buy in November

Nov. 3, 2014: The holiday season is about to start in full force. Consumer Expert Amy Davis has a few items that are worth buying in the month of November.

Financial pitfalls for women to avoid

Mistake number 1: We don't just say "No."

Creative ways to control how much Halloween candy your kids eat

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without the candy, but once collected some parents have come up with creative ways to control their kids' consumption.

Getting the best deals at outlet stores around Texas

Consumer Reports surveyed thousands of shoppers to find out which outlet stores give you the best deal for your dollar. 

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature food and meat in a mop sink

Headed to the movies? How about a bite to eat at Studio Movie Grill in City Centre? When health inspectors stopped by, they said there was black and yellow mildew in the ice machines, and a broken grill drawer that left raw chicken, burgers and cheese too warm.

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature food and meat in a mop sink

Headed to the movies? How about a bite to eat at Studio Movie Grill in City Centre? When health inspectors stopped by, they said there was black and yellow mildew in the ice machines, and a broken grill drawer that left raw chicken, burgers and cheese too warm. Amy Davis reports. 

UPS & FedEx announce busiest shipping days

Last year many people didn't get their holiday packages delivered in time for Christmas, so shoppers better ship early this year.

Halloween family fun for after trick-or-treating

Since Halloween falls on a Friday night this year, there are a ton of activities in the Houston area for families looking to have a little more fun after trick-or-treating.

'Spooktacular' deals for families this Halloween

While kids get excited about all the candy they’ll collect on Halloween, parents can also look forward to some sweet deals.

Amazon raises stakes in battle for your TV

Amazon is stepping up its game in the battle for control of your TV.

Save on TV bills by cutting the cord

One of the best ways for a family to save money each month is to cut their cable bill, and thanks to a plethora of alternatives, it’s easier than ever.

New ride sharing service to shuttle children

Uber and Lyft have brought the ride sharing concept to mainstream; now a new company wants to help busy parents out, by giving their kids a lift!

I-Cloak protects you from online spying

Every time you shop online, you're letting strangers into your life. That's why one man created a brand new device that essentially keeps you invisible online.

Freebie Friday: Movies, pumpkins and burgers

Strap on your proton packs and get ready for some free activities this weekend.

Freebie Friday: Movies, pumpkins and burgers

Strap on your proton packs and get ready for some free activities this weekend. Amy Davis reports.

Walmart Shopping App Gives You Money Back

Everybody wants to save money; but not all of us are willing to take the time to clip coupons and review sales ads. Now there's a new app that takes the work out of comparison shopping.

Never miss a jackpot with new lotto app

Every year, more than 34 million winning lottery tickets go unclaimed. Now, a new app will make sure ticket buyers don’t miss out on their big prize.

Restaurant Report Card: Employee cooks with open wound

Oct. 23, 2014: Off-temperature food, black residue in an ice machine and rat droppings also included. Amy Davis reports.

Google's new app works as personal email assistant

Google’s newest app acts as a personal assistant for anyone who doesn’t feel like slogging through all their emails.

Where to find the cheapest candy this Halloween

There are sales all over the place, so it's easy to just grab a few bags of candy where ever you happen to be shopping. But if you do, you'll be wasting money and possibly depriving little ghosts and goblins of treats if you don't get the most sweet stuff for the least green stuff.

Where to find the cheapest candy this Halloween

Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis reports

Restaurant Report Card: Employee cooks with open wound

Off-temperature food, black residue in an ice machine and rat droppings also included.

Federal government expands warning about faulty airbags

The federal government wants 7.8 million vehicles to be inspected for faulty Takata airbags. Amy Davis reports. 

Get the lowest price on boutique hotels

Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis reports

Yelp hotel rooms, Holiday travel, Apple iCloud warning, ibuprofen recall

Yelp isn't just for checking and posting reviews anymore. The online review site now lets users book hotel rooms right on Yelp with the site's app.


Travel site offers name-your-price rooms cheaper than the competition

When you're planning a vacation, you want decadence without having to declare bankruptcy... a hotel with frills without spending a fortune. It's exactly what a new name-your-own-price website promises.

Four Apps to Help You Save & Earn Money

Local 2's Amy Davis tells us about four money saving apps to help you earn and save money.

Airbag recall, Citibank fees & Apple's spotlight search

Thousands of bank customers will soon face higher fees and an important airbag recall could affect all Houston drivers.

Stores unveil spooky good deals on Halloween costumes, the McRib is back!

Now is the perfect time to buy a Halloween costume, for anyone who hasn’t picked one out yet.

Restaurant Report Card: Reasons to skip a meal?

From breakfast to lunch to dinner, Houston health inspectors found some violations that might make you skip a meal.

Dropbox leaks, google delivery, McDonald's answers

Millions of people use Dropbox to keep important files safe, but now your important information may be at risk. Also, Google's free delivery service may cost you up to $95 a year.

Dropbox leaks, google delivery, McDonald's answers

Millions of people use Dropbox to keep important files safe, but now your important information may be at risk. Also, Google's free delivery service may cost you up to $95 a year.

Leveraging social media to save money

Gone are the days of finely-crafted letters to a business’ corporate office when a company upsets a customer. Customers can now grab a company’s attention on social media. 

Marketers scan for products in selfies

It’s more than just friends noticing selfies uploaded onto social media websites.

Freebie Friday: Festivals, movies, workouts & fright fests

There's plenty of freebies this weekend around the Houston area.

Freebie Friday: Festivals, movies, workouts & fright fests

There's plenty of freebies this weekend around the Houston area. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Unsolicited taste test at Mexican eatery

Also included: Unusable chicken and rodent droppings at a local university's student center.

Restaurant Report Card: Unsolicited taste test at Mexican eatery

October 9, 2014: Expired meat and a cook making an unsolicited taste test. Amy Davis reports.

AT&T, Red Bull settlements could mean money for customers

AT&T and Red Bull are both settling lawsuits that will put money back in the hands of customers.

Wireless carriers push for Wi-Fi calling

In the battle for smartphone customers, wireless carriers are looking for any edge they can get.

Finding the cheapest pumpkins in town

Nothing says fall like a porch covered in pumpkins, but at $6 to $10 each, getting that look could cost you -- unless you know where to shop.

How to prevent buying, renting homes contaminated with toxic meth

Thousands of Americans have unknowingly bought or rented homes contaminated with toxic meth, but there are some simple steps you can take to avoid an expensive and dangerous home-buying mistake.

Freebie Friday: Ice cream, Fire Fest and pumpkins

Several businesses are inviting families out for festivals and fun this weekend. There are no strings attached. You don't have to buy anything. Just head out and have a good time.

Restaurant Report Card: Rat droppings, roaches at ladies only club

The latest inspection by the Houston Health Department shows male stripper club LaBare has roaches. An inspector found one dead in the ice storage bin at the bar and another roach in a display case.

Restaurant Report Card: Rat droppings, roaches at ladies only club

The latest inspection by the Houston Health Department shows male stripper club LaBare has roaches. An inspector found one dead in the ice storage bin at the bar and another roach in a display case.

How to get a special test drive of the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford is letting a select 20,000 people across the country test drive its new 2015 F-150 before the trucks arrive at local dealerships.

Freebie Friday: Fall freebies for the weekend

It's the first full weekend of fall and there are plenty of free things to help you get outdoors and enjoy it.

Freebie Friday: Fall freebies for the weekend

September 26, 2014: Find weekend fun at a bargain in the first official weekend of autumn. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Rodent feces or something else?

Was it rodent feces or something else inspectors found at a local Chinese restaurant? You decide.

Restaurant Report Card: Rodent feces or something else?

Was it rodent feces or something else inspectors found at a local Chinese restaurant? You decide.

Is iPhone 6 supposed to be bendable?

Some iPhone 6 and 6-plus users have found a troubling flaw with Apple's latest hardware: the long, thin metal chassis can bend if carried in their pockets for long periods of time. Amy Davis reports.

More financial woes for bar named for Toby Keith

A local bar named after a famous country music singer is gaining notoriety for the wrong reasons.

IRS warns of fraudulent scam by phone

The Internal Revenue Service is warning people about an old scam that seems to be picking up steam again.

Con artists posing as IRS

September 22, 2014: Fraudsters are calling cellphones and home phones, claiming to be agents with the IRS. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, slime and dead mice

Inspectors found roach infestations, off-temperature food and slime at various restaurants around Houston.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, slime and dead mice

September 18, 2014: Inspectors found roach infestations, off-temperature food and slime at various restaurants around Houston. Amy Davis reports.

Freebie Friday: Music, football and cooking

The weather might keep you home this weekend, but money is no excuse.

Freebie Friday: Music, football and cooking

September 19, 2014: The weather might keep you home this weekend, but money is no excuse. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Country club has hygiene issue

Fine dining or fast food, Houston health inspectors don't discriminate when it comes to holding restaurants accountable.

Restaurant Report Card: Exclusive country club's kitchen has hygiene issue

September 11, 2014: Fine dining or fast food, Houston health inspectors don't discriminate when it comes to holding restaurants accountable. For proof of that, you only need to see what landed Houston's most exclusive country club in this week's Restaurant Report Card. Amy Davis reports.

Gift cards and shopping spree up for grabs

September 9, 2014: Nordstrom Rack is offering a special offer to one lucky customer. Amy Davis reports.

Contractors say Toby Keith's bar owes thousands of dollars

A local bar named after a famous country music singer is in the spotlight tonight, after complaints from contractors who say they are owed thousands of dollars.

Freebie Fridays: Movies, family fun and festivals

Movies, family fun and festivals. They're just some of the weekend events you can enjoy without spending a dime.

Freebie Friday September 5: Movies, family fun and festivals

September 5, 2014: Find weekend entertainment at a bargain this weekend. Lauren Freeman reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Rodents, flies and slime

A picture is worth a thousand words especially when that picture comes from health inspectors doing the rounds at restaurants.

Restaurant Report Card: Rodents, flies and slime

A picture is worth a thousand words especially when that picture comes from health inspectors doing the rounds at restaurants. Amy Davis reports.

Protecting your children on Facebook

Facebook has some built-in features that provide more privacy for minors like preventing them from receiving messages from strangers.

Protecting your children on Facebook

Facebook has some built-in features that provide more privacy for minors like preventing them from receiving messages from strangers. Amy Davis reports.

Trial over moldy washing machines to start next month

If you've got a front-loading washing machine that smells, you may be part of a class action lawsuit and you could have some money coming your way.

Report shows impact of Affordable Care Act in Texas

A new study shows more Texans have health insurance since the Affordable Care Act's first enrollment period.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches around town

Critters keeping cool is the theme of this Restaurant Report Card. Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis has all the places health inspectors spotted roaches this week.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches around town

Critters keeping cool is the theme of this Restaurant Report Card. Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis has all the places health inspectors spotted roaches this week. Amy Davis reports.

What you need to know about your child's day care

How much do you know about the person or day care that watches your children?

Freebie Friday: Labor Day Weekend edition

Monday is not only Labor Day, it's also National Yoga Day. We've got two opportunities for you to strike a pose for free in celebration.

Freebie Friday: Aug. 29 Labor Day edition

August 29, 2014: There is no shortage of entertainment at a bargain during Labor Day weekend. Amy Davis reports.

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.

Cell phone confiscation policies vary from district to district

Our story about how much local school districts collected in fines after confiscating cell phones from students in class is getting plenty of buzz from parents, teachers and administrators. We're hearing from you about the issue of classroom distractions.

Houston-area school districts explain cellphone fines

Depending on the school, children may or may not be able to use a cellphone on campus, but Texas Education Code states that any school in the state can confiscate a student's phone and charge a fee to get it back.

Freebie Friday: Back 2 School, movies, theater and more

This is the last weekend of summer for most kids in our area and parents want to pack in as much as possible. But if back-to-school shopping left you with fewer funds for fun, you'll want to check out all the free events in our area.

Freebie Friday: Back 2 School, movies, theater and more

Aug. 22, 2014: This is the last weekend of summer for most kids in our area and parents want to pack in as much as possible. But if back-to-school shopping left you with fewer funds for fun, you'll want to check out all the free events in our area. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Are two or three roaches OK?

This week's Restaurant Report Card could give you pause as you shop for groceries or pick up breakfast on your way into work.

Restaurant Report Card: Are two or three roaches OK?

This week's Restaurant Report Card could give you pause as you shop for groceries or pick up breakfast on your way into work. Amy Davis reports.

Retailers offering Back 2 School student discounts

Many retailers are offering discounts just for students. In most cases, all you need is a student ID. Amy Davis reports.

Retailers offering Back 2 School student discounts

Many retailers are offering discounts just for students. In most cases, all you need is a student ID.

Back 2 School: Laptop or tablet for your kids?

A school supply list nowadays is more than just paper and pencils. The tablet your student wants is more likely electronic than the spiral-bound kind of which you're thinking. So how do you know what type of laptop or tablet your child needs?

Back 2 School: Laptop or tablet for your kids?

A school supply list nowadays is more than just paper and pencils. The tablet your student wants is more likely electronic than the spiral-bound kind of which you're thinking. So how do you know what type of laptop or tablet your child needs? Amy Davis reports.

Back 2 School: Freebies and good deals

Clothes, supplies, computers -- the list of back to school needs is a long one. And when you've got more than one child, the cost can really add up. That's why Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis is helping you save some money by finding good deals and free stuff to get your family ready to head back…

Back 2 School: Buying the right backpack

It's prime time to shop for school supplies, including backpacks.

Caught on camera: Postal worker throws package across driveway

Snow, rain, sleet or hail, you know the rest. But one mail carrier's not-so-careful handling of a package was caught on camera and it has the  man on the receiving end left with a box of damaged goods.

Restaurant Report Card: Houston restaurant faves written up

What you see on the menu at some of your favorite Houston restaurants is not always what you get. It's what was not on the menu that landed several businesses on our Restaurant Report Card this week.

Restaurant Report Card: Houston restaurant faves written up

What you see on the menu at some of your favorite Houston restaurants is not always what you get. It's what was not on the menu that landed several businesses on our Restaurant Report Card this week. Dominique Sachse reports.

Texas tax-free weekend: Everything you need to know

Texas' tax-free weekend begins this Friday. It's your chance to stock up on back to school supplies and clothes without paying sales tax.

Texas tax-free weekend: Everything you need to know

Texas' tax-free weekend begins this Friday. It's your chance to stock up on back to school supplies and clothes without paying sales tax. Amy Davis reports.

Drivers want sticky dashboards fixed

The dashboards of hundreds, possibly thousands of cars, are melting in the hot sun, and some drivers said it's a safety concern car makers won't fix.

Dashboards melting in Houston heat

Aug. 5, 2014: The dashboards of hundreds, possibly thousands of cars, are melting in the hot sun, and some drivers said it's a safety concern car makers won't fix. Consumer Expert Amy Davis reports.

Why Facebook says Messenger app needs your information

What if we told you that your smart phone camera can start recording at any time and that the microphone can record your conversations without you knowing? It turns out if you download Facebook's Messenger app, you're giving it permission to do those things.

Why Facebook says Messenger app needs your information

What if we told you that your smart phone camera can start recording at any time and that the microphone can record your conversations without you knowing? It turns out if you download Facebook's Messenger app, you're giving it permission to do those things. Amy Davis reports.

Houston Restaurant Weeks offers good food for charitable cause

Houston Restaurant Weeks isn't just about eating delicious food across town - it's also a charitable endeavor.

Houston Restaurant Weeks set to start

August 1, 2014: Houston Restaurant Weeks begin, much to the delight of local foodies. Amy Davis reports.

Freebie Friday: Carpentry for kids, free food and ice cream

Also included: Freebies at the World War II Aircraft and Museum and in The Heights.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches found at popular juice chain

Also included: Condemned bisque found at a popular downtown eatery.

Restaurant Report Card: July 31

July 31, 2014: Roaches found at Jamba Juice and bad food at a popular downtown eatery. Amy Davis reports.

Apartment teardown causes dilemma for Montrose residents

Another mid-rise luxury apartment complex is in the works and it means dozens of people are looking for a new place to live.

Hire your own personal online stylist

Just about every celebrity has a dress for those important red carpet moments, but what if you could hire your own personal stylist for $20 a month and you never have to leave your house? Consumer Expert Amy Davis reports.

Freebie Friday July 25: Treasure hunting, fine art and health screenings

Also included: A free festival at Discovery Green and a chance for kids to learn about weather from one of KPRC's own meteorologists.

Restaurant Report Card: Flies, feces and roaches

We've got health code violations at the food courts of two Houston-area malls and the spot where inspectors found so many flies, they closed a restaurant.

Beware of dangers lurking in the app store

There's a smartphone app for just about everything now, but thousands of them have hidden dangers.

Beware of dangers lurking in the app store

There's a smartphone app for just about everything now, but thousands of them have hidden dangers. Amy Davis reports.

EZ Tag scam warning in Harris County

If you get an email claiming you owe money on your EZ Tag, don't open the attached invoice.

Restaurant Report Card: Flies, feces and roaches

We've got health code violations at the food courts of two Houston-area malls and the spot where inspectors found so many flies, they closed a restaurant. Amy Davis reports.

EZ Tag scam warning in Harris County

If you get an email claiming you owe money on your EZ Tag, don't open the attached invoice. Amy Davis reports.

Local 2 investigation protects consumers from identity thief

Your information is safe from a convicted identity thief thanks to a Local 2 investigation.

Freebie Friday: Food, music and theater

There are plenty of things for you and the family to do this weekend that won't cost a dime.

DIY security camera installations at home

Local 2 consumer expert Amy Davis compares different surveillance cameras and shows how homeowners are setting up their own surveillance systems for next to nothing.

Restaurant Report Card: Beetles and roaches

A live roach on a wall and beetles inside pasta. This Restaurant Report Card will get your skin crawling.

Use apps, travel sites to plan the perfect summer vacation

Before heading on summer vacation this year, travelers might want to consider using apps and travel sites to plan a cheaper getaway.

Can recorded interactions with police help you?

If you've been on the Internet or social media, perhaps you've seen the videos of drivers defending their rights to law enforcement.

Have you been the victim of an unlawful traffic stop?

Do you know your rights during a traffic stop? Watch Amy Davis' report on KPRC Local 2 tonight at 10.

Freebie Friday: Art, wine and music on the cheap

Find several family friendly events in the Houston area.

Restaurant Report Card: Bread maker attracts roaches and rodents

The effects of health code violations discovered by inspectors at a popular Houston bread maker reach far past just that one company.

Restaurant Report Card: Bread maker attracts roaches and rodents

The effects of health code violations discovered by inspectors at a popular Houston bread maker reach far past just that one company. Amy Davis reports.

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Chevron: Some Houston-area stations sold bad gas

Chevron stopped the sale of premium-grade and mid-grade gasoline at hundreds of Houston-area Chevron and Texaco stations when it discovered something was wrong with the fuel.

Customers demand answers from Conn's about complaints

A Houston-area retailer is facing a social media firestorm after consumers around the country took to Twitter demanding Conn's Appliances answer questions about how they treated one customer.

Neighbors worried over Kemah house turned into substance abuse facility

Homeowners are concerned that a house in their neighborhood will be used as a high-end drug rehabilitation facility.

Freebie Friday: 4th of July edition

Find art, music, food and movies at a bargain across the Houston area this weekend.

Freebie Friday: Independence Day edition

July 4, 2014: There is no shortage of fun at a low price during Independence Day weekend. Amy Davis reports.

Outlet store items vs. same retailer's regular store items

Outlet malls are synonymous with saving money, a place to score brand name clothes and handbags on a budget. But what if we told you what you’re really getting is a knock-off?  Amy Davis reports.

Could you be getting knockoffs at outlet malls?

Outlet malls are synonymous with saving money, a place to score brand name clothes and handbags on a budget. But what if we told you what you're really getting is a knockoff?

H-E-B issues precautionary recall on beef market items

H-E-B, committed to ensuring the safety of its products, is issuing a precautionary recall of several beef market items in stores throughout Texas due to the possible presence of foreign material in the meat.

Restaurant Report Card: He said, she said

We've got a bit of he said, she said in this week's Restaurant Report Card. The inspector says one thing, but the restaurant staff says something else.

Restaurant Report Card: He said, she said

We've got a bit of he said, she said in this week's Restaurant Report Card. The inspector says one thing, but the restaurant staff says something else. Amy Davis reports.

Fast food restaurant ratings

Amy Davis takes a look at the best and worst fast food restaurants.

Graco recalls 1.9 million infant car seats

Graco is recalling an item used on almost 2 million infant car seats.

Are extended service agreements worth it to keep AC units in shape?

Keeping your air conditioning unit in shape can cost a lot of money. So Local 2 is taking a closer look at extended service agreements to see if they're worth the cash and if they actually pay off for homeowners.

Houston-area identity thief exposed on Local 2 now on probation

A Houston-area identity thief first exposed on Local 2 last year is now on probation and the thief's victim says now everyone's financial information is at risk.

Restaurant Report Card: Washing food with a garden hose

A roach infestation, lots of food kept at dangerous temperatures and a garden hose used to clean crawfish are some of the violations Houston health inspectors uncovered this week.

Restaurant Report Card: Washing food with a garden hose

A roach infestation, lots of food kept at dangerous temperatures and a garden hose used to clean crawfish are some of the violations Houston health inspectors uncovered this week. Amy Davis reports.

City of Houston: Water is safe to drink, use

After four days of increasing complaints from citizens across Houston and a Local 2 News report, the city's Public Works Department finally released some answers about why the tap water recently tastes and smells foul.

City says smelly tap water is safe to drink

June 24, 2014: City officials say that foul-smelling tap water around town is safe to drink. Amy Davis reports,

Freebie Friday: Deals for movie buffs

Film fans have several free options around town this weekend.

Restaurant Report Card: A picture worth a thousand words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but one photo recently taken by a City of Houston Health Department inspector can be summed up with just one word -- gross.

Restaurant Report Card: A picture worth a thousand words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but one photo recently taken by a City of Houston Health Department inspector can be summed up with just one word -- gross. Amy Davis reports.

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Can a wristband repel mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are definitely annoying and that is why the Curtis family was happy to test out a new product -- a rubber wristband that repels mosquitoes.

Consumer prices on the rise: Gas, groceries and air fares

If you feel like your paycheck isn't covering as much as it used to, you're right. The price we pay for groceries, gas, even airline tickets, jumped in May. But experts say prices will rise even more if the fighting in Iraq continues.

Consumer prices on the rise: Gas, groceries and air fares

If you feel like your paycheck isn't covering as much as it used to, you're right. The price we pay for groceries, gas, even airline tickets, jumped in May. But experts say prices will rise even more if the fighting in Iraq continues. Amy Davis reports.

Man claims local Shell station sold him bad diesel

We count on fuel to keep our vehicles moving, but one Houston man says a local gas station sold him bad diesel. He worries countless other drivers may have gotten the same messed-up mix.

Freebie Friday: A special Father's Day edition

There are Father's Day deals around town for movies and restaurants.

Freebie Friday: Father's Day weekend

June 13, 2014: Be sure to take advantage of the special deals for dads this Father's Day weekend. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches all around Houston restaurants

Just the sound of the word might make you start to itch, but you'll be reading a lot about roaches in this Restaurant Report Card.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches all around Houston restaurants

Just the sound of the word might make you start to itch, but you'll be reading a lot about roaches in this Restaurant Report Card. Amy Davis reports.

Chemical concerns at local bounce houses

There are dozens of indoor jump places in and around Houston. But one Local 2 viewer literally slipped upon a troubling discovery on a slide.

Chemical concerns at local bounce houses

There are dozens of indoor jump places in and around Houston. But one Local 2 viewer literally slipped upon a troubling discovery on a slide. Amy Davis reports.

Comcast turns Houston customer modems into wireless hotspots

Finding and using free wireless Internet in Houston just got a whole lot easier. But how does it work? And is your information safe?

Comcast turns Houston customer modems into wireless hotspots

Finding and using free wireless Internet in Houston just got a whole lot easier. But how does it work? And is your information safe? Amy Davis has the answers.

Freebie Friday: Donuts, movies and music

Forget National Donut Day, Shipley's is extending the party for the whole month of June. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June, you can get a free glazed donut with any purchase.

Freebie Friday: Donuts, movies and music

Forget National Donut Day, Shipley's is extending the party for the whole month of June. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June, you can get a free glazed donut with any purchase.

Customer sold high-speed internet service she can't receive

An AT&T technician told a customer he couldn't fix her Internet speed problem because she simply lived too far away from the AT&T box in her neighborhood to get the High Speed Internet Elite service she'd been paying for for five years.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches remain after 4 visits

When inspectors find major health code violations at Houston restaurants, they typically give owners a chance to clean up before they come back. But one restaurant couldn't get rid of the cockroaches after four separate visits.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches remain after 4 visits

When inspectors find major health code violations at Houston restaurants, they typically give owners a chance to clean up before they come back. But one restaurant couldn't get rid of the cockroaches after four separate visits.

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