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TRAFFIC ALERT: Grass fire along East Freeway at Normandy

A grass fire is causing traffic delays along the East Freeway eastbound at Normandy.



Racial slur on wedding photo prompts lawsuit

A Houston couple is suing a local photographer over what they claim was a racial slur posted at the bottom of wedding reception photos.

Comparison shop your healthcare online

Patients do not have to rely solely on a doctor referral any longer when it comes to choosing where they want to seek medical treatment. A wide-ranging amount of information is now available online for consumers to check regarding hospital performance.

Comparison shop your healthcare online

March 31, 2015: Patients do not have to rely solely on a doctor referral any longer when it comes to choosing where they want to seek medical treatment. Bill Spencer reports.

FBI: Father beat son aboard Carnival ship, arrested in Galveston

Police are waiting to arrest a father who is on a cruise ship set to dock in Galveston on Saturday.

FBI: Father beat son aboard Carnival ship

March 27, 2015: Police are waiting to arrest a father who is on a cruise ship set to dock in Galveston on Saturday after the FBI said he beat his teenaged step son.Jace Larson reports.

Trio of tire thieves caught on camera

Three men wanted for felony theft could be connected to the disappearance of tens of thousands of dollars' of truck and bus tires, police said.

Trio of tire thieves caught on camera

March 27, 2015: Three men wanted for felony theft could be connected to the disappearance of tens of thousands of dollars' of truck and bus tires, police said. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Street racing initiative nets 8 arrests

A Friday night street racing initiative by Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies resulted in the arrest of eight men. Additionally, 13 traffic citations were issued for various other violations.

Street racing crackdown leads to arrests

March 27, 2015: A street racing initiative by the Harris County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrests of eight men. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Hundreds of area bridges 'structurally deficient'

Local 2 investigates found 260 Houston-metro area bridges that the federal government classified as structurally deficient. 

Robert Durst's attorney says he will not let Vermont police talk to his client

The attorney for accused murderer Robert Durst says he will not be letting police in Vermont interview his client about any possible connection to a missing 18-year-old college student.

Texas Senate approves bill to make private university police open records to public

The Texas Legislature is one step closer to forcing private university police departments to open their records to the public. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, senators approved Bill 308 to bring the police departments under the state's public information act. 

HCSO: Babysitter sexually assaults kids with boyfriend; boasts in texts

A woman is accused of sexually assaulting children with her boyfriend, and photographing the children for exploitation, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Thousands of child porn images found on man's phone

A Fort Bend County man was arrested after police in the town of Needville reported finding sexually explicit pictures and videos of children on his cellphone.

KPRC 2 Investigates hundreds of complaints on Houston's crosswalks

Channel 2 investigative reporter Bill Spencer takes crosswalk concerns to the city's deputy director of traffic operations.  Find out what goes into determining how long you have to cross, and whether pressing the crosswalk button really makes a difference.  

Putting Houston's crosswalks to the test

Channel 2 investigative reporter Bill Spencer takes crosswalk concerns to the city's deputy director of traffic operations.  Find out what goes into determining how long you have to cross, and whether pressing the crosswalk button really makes a difference.

Vermont teen visited Durst's store on day she disappeared

Police in Vermont say 18-year-old college student Lynne Schulze went missing from the same block where accused murderer Robert Durst owned a health food store in the small town of Middlebury.

Vermont teen visited Durst's store on day she disappeared

March 24, 2015: Police in Vermont say 18-year-old college student Lynne Schulze went missing from the same block where accused murderer Robert Durst owned a health food store in the small town of Middlebury. Jace Larson reports.

Fort Bend County worker faces child porn charges

March 24, 2015: A Fort Bend County employee is in jail after allegedly possessing child pornography. Robert Arnold reports.

Man sitting inside truck kidnapped at gunpoint in north Harris County

Gunshots pierced the late Tuesday morning calm of a northeast Harris County neighborhood during a broad daylight kidnapping in which eight to 10 men grabbed a passenger in a truck.

Surveillance video captures suspects wanted in cellphone store robberies

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects wanted in at least seven robberies of cellphone stores and one robbery at a fast-food restaurant in the southwest Houston area since February. An HPD press conference is being held at 1 p.m. to update the public on the…

Robert Durst tied to another missing person case

March 23, 2015: The criminal trouble for millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst is growing. Jace Larson reports.

Arrest in sex assault of little girl

March 23, 2015: A woman is accused of sexually assaulting children with her boyfriend, and photographing the children for exploitation, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Police: Durst connected to disappearance of Vermont teen in 1971

March 23, 2015: Federal investigators followed Robert Durst's movements through his cellphone days before his arrest. Jace Larson reports.

Attorney: Durst not likely to get bond

The attorney for multimillionaire murder suspect Robert Durst said it is unlikely a judge will allow Durst out on bond after a hearing that is scheduled Monday morning.

Sen. Ted Cruz to announce run for presidency

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is about to become the first person to officially throw his hat in the ring for the White House.

HPD cracking down on prostitution

Houston police are cracking down on prostitution in hopes of reducing human trafficking.

HPD takes aim at prostitution

March 20, 2015: Houston police are cracking down on prostitution in hopes of reducing human trafficking. Bill Spencer reports.

New investigations seek to connect Durst to other cases

Channel 2 has confirmed FBI agents in San Francisco are looking into whether evidence in the disappearances of a 16-year-old woman from Eureka, California and an 18-year-old college student points to millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst.

Robert Durst investigation broadens

March 19, 2015: Channel 2 has confirmed FBI Agents in San Francisco are looking into whether evidence in the disappearances of a 16-year-old woman from Eureka, California and an 18-year-old college student points to millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst. Robert Arnold reports.

How to make sure your iPhone isn't tracking you

Did you know your iPhone is tracking every move you make 24 hours a day? It records and store a complete history of every place you go, how long you stay and how often you go there.

Smartphones track your every move

March 19, 2015: Did you know your iPhone is tracking every move you make 24 hours a day? It records and store a complete history of every place you go, how long you stay and how often you go there. Bill Spencer reports.

New investigations seek to connect Durst to other cases

Channel 2 has confirmed FBI Agents in San Francisco are looking into whether evidence in the disappearances of a 16-year-old woman from Eureka, California and an 18-year-old college student points to millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst. Jace Larson reports. 

What recent court decision means after homebuilder shut its doors

March 17, 2015: Royce Homes shut its doors in 2008 and left neighborhoods unfinished. Amy Davis reports.

Police execute search warrant at Durst's Houston home

Robert Durst's former apartment in Galveston has a little more traffic passing by this week. Durst rented the small apartment on K Street for $300 a month.

IRS scammers on the rise as tax deadline approaches

Channel 2 Investigates has been flooded with phone calls and emails in the last few days from concerned viewers who've received phone calls claiming they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service.

Signs that someone is trying to scam you

March 17, 2015: Consumer expert Amy Davis discovered there are some dead giveaways signaling these calls are part of a scam.

Senate bill impacts private university police rcords

A Houston-area state senator has filed a bill that would require private university police departments to be brought under the auspices of the Texas Public Information Act.

Bill impacts private university police records

March 17, 2015: A Houston-area state senator has filed a bill that would require private university police departments to be brought under the auspices of the Texas Public Information Act. Robert Arnold reports.

What's Dog the Bounty Hunter doing in Texas?

March 16, 2015: Television superstar "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has been seen across the Houston area in recent weeks. But what was he doing in town? Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Why is Dog the Bounty Hunter in Texas?

Television superstar "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has been seen across the Houston area in recent weeks. But what was he doing in town? Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Man arrested, charged in murder-for-hire plot against ex-wife

A man was arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving his his-wife, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.

Murder-for-hire plot: Ex-husband charged

March 16, 2015: Valdemar Herrera, 48, is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife. Jace Larson reports.

Legal questions over Durst's statements in HBO documentary

Legal experts are debating if Robert Durst's so-called admission in HBO's "The Jinx" may actually be admissible in court.

Ex-husband accused in murder-for-hire plot

March 16, 2015: A man was arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving his his-wife, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office. Jace Larson reports.

Legal questions over Durst's statements in documentary

March 16, 2015: Legal questions have come up after a so-called admission by Robert Durst in the HBO documentary "The Jinx." Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Community protests increase in crime in Montrose area

Two juveniles were arrested Thursday in connection with two shootings that happened in Midtown.

New, highly-addictive drug grows in popularity

A new drug that is cheap, highly addictive and very dangerous is hitting the streets of Houston and it has police agencies cracking down.

Some Texas politicians keep mum on personal email for business

Some Texas lawmakers declined to tell KPRC 2 Investigates whether they have used personal email accounts to conduct state business, according to a poll of lawmakers.

Some Texas politicians keep mum on personal email for business

Some Texas lawmakers declined to tell KPRC 2 Investigates whether they have used personal email accounts to conduct state business, according to a poll of lawmakers. Jace Larson reports. 

Gun safety options: Keeping firearms away from children

In the hands of a trained professional, guns are nothing but a tool used for protection. But in the hands of a child, they are a disaster waiting to happen.

Gun safety options: Keeping firearms away from children

March 10, 2015: In the hands of a trained professional, guns are nothing but a tool used for protection. But in the hands of a child, they are a disaster waiting to happen. Bill Spencer reports.

Criminal past of Baytown teen murder suspects

March 9, 2015: Two men are in custody and one is on the loose after two Baytown teens were murdered. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Controversial police arrest prompts movement to change law

A Houston-area state senator has filed a bill that would require private university police departments to be brought under the auspices of the Texas Public Information Act.

Private university police accountability

March 6, 2015: A Houston-area state senator has filed a bill that would require private university police departments to be brought under the auspices of the Texas Public Information Act. Robert Arnold reports.

Criminal past of Baytown teen murder suspects

Each of the three men charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of two Baytown teens have criminal records, Channel 2 Investigates found through court records.

PD: Third man arrested in murders of two Baytown teens

Jose Juan Chavez, 17, who had been a person of interest in the case, was taken into custody during a SWAT scene on Tuesday. He is the fourth person charged in the murders of two Baytown teens. We'll have more in a live report on KPRC 2 News.

Injuries on Houston Rodeo rides rare

Two or three people each year are injured on rides at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to state records.

Injuries on Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo rides rare

Two or three people each year are injured on rides at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to state records. Jace Larson reports. 

Accused identity thief being linked to deputy's death

A woman detectives say is behind a massive identity theft ring is also being connected to the death of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy.

Accused identity thief has possible connection to deputy's death

March 3, 2015: A woman detectives say is behind a massive identity theft ring is also being linked to the death of a Harris County Sheriff's deputy.l Bill Spencer reports.

Good Samaritan dodges gunfire in north Houston

A Houston man faced a hailstorm of bullets while trying to lead sheriff's deputies to a trio of robbers.

More arrests made in synthetic drug case in Montgomery County

Another person was arrested as part of a synthetic drug crackdown in Montgomery County, bringing the total number of arrests to 13.

Phony car titles stinging car buyers

Houston police arrested two men as part of a widening investigation into stolen cars being sold on Craigslist.

Harris County reminds public about free gun locks after recent child shootings

In light of recent shootings, all of which appear to be accidental, of very young children in Harris County, Sheriff Adrian Garcia reminded gun owners that his office gives out free gun locks.

Local authorities stress gun safety after recent shootings with children

March 2, 2015: Three shootings in four days have local law enforcement officials on high alert. Syan Rhodes reports.

Man arrested after woman's body found in car

Harris County Sheriff's detectives arrested a man in connection with the murder of a Houston woman, whose body was found Saturday in the parking lot of restaurant.

13 arrested in synthetic drug case

March 2, 2015: Another person has been arrested as a part of a synthetic drug crackdown in Montgomery County. Bill Spencer reports.

Man arrested after deadly stabbing of 22-year-old woman

March 2, 2015: A man is in custody after a 22-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in a parking lot of a pizza restaurant. Robert Arnold reports.

Family asks for donations after 4-year old fatally shoots self

The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirms that a 4-year-old child died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday morning. 

License loophole allows tow violators to stay on the road

A Channel 2 investigation found a way tow companies whose licenses have been revoked can continue to operate.

Houston doctor disappears after KPRC 2 investigation

A Houston doctor whose license to practice medicine was suspended following a KPRC 2 investigation, has disappeared, according to a court document obtained by KPRC 2.

Houston doctor disappears after KPRC 2 investigation

A Houston doctor whose license to practice medicine was suspended following a KPRC 2 investigation, has disappeared, according to a court document obtained by KPRC 2. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

CHAT RECAP: Your towing questions answered

Channel 2 Investigator Jace Larson hosted a web chat Wednesday with a Houston attorney to answer questions about towing laws.

Suspect wanted in man's murder, 4 other shootings; sketch released

Police said he has attempted to shoot five different people -- all of them men who were walking around by themselves -- in southwest Houston and Missouri City.

Multiple arrests in synthetic drug case in Montgomery County

Parents have been concerned about an ongoing drug issue in Montgomery County. Students are getting their hands on a dangerous, synthetic drug, which has already led to the death of at least one student. Now at least four arrests have been made.

FBI tracking leads in armored car heist

The FBI says it is working around the clock to track down leads after numerous tips from the public about who may have killed an armored car driver in Houston on Feb. 12.

Push to make heart testing mandatory at high schools

In the past two weeks, three Texas state representatives have launched bills to make electrocardiogram heart testing mandatory for all Texas high school athletes.

Halliburton list shows layoffs hitting all levels of oil patch

A list obtained by Channel 2 Investigates highlights how layoffs in the oil industry have moved well beyond derricks and offshore oil rigs. Low crude prices have prompted companies to lay off thousands of workers.

Documents reveal new information about Halliburton job cuts

Feb. 23, 2015: A list obtained by Channel 2 Investigates highlights how layoffs in the oil industry have moved well beyond derricks and offshore oil rigs. Robert Arnold reports.

Concerns raised over fights at HISD high school

A man who claimed to have a supervisory role with students at Houston Independent School District's Lamar High School contacted Channel 2 with concerns about the number of fights that have taken place on campus this year.

Fight at Lamar High School caught on camera

Feb. 23, 2015: A man who claims to have a supervisory role with students at HISD's Lamar High School contacted Channel 2 with concerns about the number of fights on the campus this year. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

FBI: Up to $100,000 reward offered in murder of Brinks armored car driver

Officials with the FBI and Crime Stoppers are offering up to $100,000 in reward for information leading to the arrest and identification of the masked gunmen and any others who took part in the robbery and deadly shooting of a Brinks armored guard.

FBI: Houston is national leader in violent bank robberies

Houston now leads the nation in the number of violent takeover bank robberies and armored car robberies.

Man accused of killing Iranian activist claims unfair treatment behind bars

A Montgomery County man connected to three deaths and currently held in federal custody has written a letter to the prosecutor, asking for mercy.

Texas pet detectives work to track down dog thieves

Reliable statistics are hard to come by, but pet theft is enough of a problem that it has created a cottage industry of specialty private investigators, or pet detectives.

Man suspected in 1999 Georgia murder case found in Houston area

For all intents and purposes, Fuquah Dewalt Cashaw had settled into a quiet life at a Clear Lake-area apartment complex. Despite a lengthy and violent criminal past, the 44-year-old was also able to find work as a welder.

Houston police confront evolving gang threats

Police have documented at least 300 gangs at work in the Houston area. These groups include everything from small neighborhood cliques to highly structured and organized gangs. When it comes to stopping gang-related crime police can't just make arrests, they have to confront an entire way of life…

How to avoid outrageous medical expenses

How to avoid costly hospital charges before you see a surgeon or specialist.

How to avoid outrageous medical expenses

How to avoid costly hospital charges before you see a surgeon or specialist. Bill Spencer reports. 

Staged accident rings target Houston-area drivers

Groups of organized criminals are targeting Houston highway drivers hoping to force them into an accident so the crooks can claim they were injured and receive insurance money, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Staged accident rings target Houston-area drivers

Groups of organized criminals are targeting Houston highway drivers hoping to force them into an accident so the crooks can claim they were injured and receive insurance money, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Couple accused of leaving 10-year-old alone in SUV while they visited bar

Houston police charge Alejandro Gonzalez-Ramirez, 43, and Sandra Perez, 42, with endangering a child after they left a young girl in an SUV and went to a bar, according to Houston Police spokesman Victor Senties.

Couple accused of leaving child in SUV

Feb. 16, 2015: A man and woman are accused of leaving a young girl alone in an SUV while they went inside of a bar. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Family considers legal action after relative's body mistakenly released

A Texas family claimed that the Harris County Medical Examiner mistakenly released the body of their deceased relative to a man who falsely claimed to be the man's son.

Family looking for loved one's body

Feb. 13, 2015: A family claims that the Harris County Medical Examiner mistakenly released the body of their deceased relative to a man who falsely claimed to be the man's son. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

More criminals being caught due to cloud technology

Lt. Gary Spurger, of Precinct 4's High Tech Criminal Investigations Unit, says more and more, criminals are getting caught because of cloud technology.

Using the cloud to solve crimes

Feb. 12, 2015: Lt. Gary Spurger, of Precinct 4's High Tech Criminal Investigations Unit, says more and more, criminals are getting caught because of cloud technology. Andy Cerota reports.

Middle schools reporting most fights on campus

From shoving matches to all out brawls, fights happen on almost every school campus. Channel 2 Investigates looked at instances of fighting at every school in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria and Galveston counties during the 2013-14 school year.

Middle schools reporting most fights on campus

From shoving matches to all-out brawls, fights happen on almost every school campus. Channel 2 Investigates looked at instances of fighting at every school in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria and Galveston counties during the 2013-14 school year.

Houston's top DWI hot spots

Channel 2 investigates used crash records to show where alcohol and drug-related crashes happen the most.

Son of slain priest speaks from behind bars

The teenager accused of killing his parents and younger brother said he knew police would catch him.

Priest's son speaks from behind bars

Feb. 10, 2015: The teenager accused of killing his parents and younger brother said he knew police would catch him. Jace Larson reports.

2 arrests after dozens of east Houston homes hit in burglary spree

The Houston Police Department has arrested two suspects who police said could be connected to more than a dozen home burglaries on Houston's east side.

What are you really getting when you order Kobe beef?

You've probably noticed it on the menu at many local restaurants. Maybe you've even paid extra and ordered the Kobe beef. But is it worth the upcharge? And what are you really getting?

27 homes targeted in burglary spree

Feb. 9, 2015: Families in the Woodland Acres neighborhood are rattled after a recent spike in burglaries. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

A mother’s warning about the risks of kids and tattoos

From the avant-garde to the hardcore, tattoos are becoming more mainstream. That is why one Houston area mother is warning other parents that they need to talk to their kids about the potential risks of getting a tattoo from a business that does not follow the law.

A mother’s warning about the risks of kids and tattoos

Feb. 8, 2015: Tattoos are becoming more mainstream and one Houston area mother is warning other parents that they need to talk to their kids about the potential risks of getting a tattoo from a business that does not follow the law. Robert Arnold reports.

Local couple victim of tax fraud

An area couple believes they were the victims of fraud after using TurboTax, but the company says it is not to blame.

Local couple victims of tax fraud

Feb. 8, 2015: An area couple believes that they were the victims of fraud after using a popular tax preparation software. Bill Spencer reports.

Transportation causes home values to spike

Owning a home within close proximity of major area highways and retail centers means you will likely pay higher property taxes than other homeowners in the metro area, according to a Channel 2 Investigates review of assessed property values.

Where property taxes go up most in the Houston area

Feb. 6, 2015: Owning a home within close proximity of major area highways and retail centers means you will likely pay higher property taxes than other homeowners in the metro area. Jace Larson reports.

84-year-old crossing guard struck, killed by vehicle in downtown Houston

A crossing guard is struck and killed in downtown Houston Friday morning.

Crossing guard hit and killed by driver

Feb. 6, 2015: A crossing guard with the Houston Independent School District was killed on a Midtown street corner Friday morning. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

US Marines, service members can be penalized if overpaid

U.S. Marines and other service members can be heavily penalized if the Department of Defense deems they have been overpaid, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Marines sent to collections by military

Feb. 5, 2015: U.S. Marines and other service members can be heavily penalized if the Department of Defense deems they have been overpaid, Channel 2 Investigates has learned. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Best credit cards for low interest rates, fees

For just about everything we buy, many of us use credit cards. We use them, and we pay big for them, now more than ever, as credit card interest rates soar higher and higher.

Mother of missing U.S. Marine says her son will be found in Houston bayou

The mother of a missing U.S. Narine is convinced her son's body and her own car could be found together in one of Houston's bayous.

Former Secret Service agent advises on how to survive a carjacking

The single most-important thing to remember when being carjacked with a child in the car is "communication," according to a security expert who has protected several presidents.

Former Secret Service agent advises on how to survive a carjacking

Feb. 3, 2015: The single most-important thing to remember when being carjacked with a child in the car is "communication," according to a security expert who has protected several presidents. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Top spots for 18-wheeler crashes in Houston

Channel 2 Investigates analyzes three years of TxDOT data to find out where 18 wheeler crashes happen the most and how they are occurring.  

Where 18-wheeler crashes happen most

Feb. 2, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates analyzes three years of TxDOT data to find out where 18 wheeler crashes happen the most and how they are occurring. Jace Larson reports.

Pastor, wife, their son found dead inside west Houston apartment

The bodies of three family members -- a Houston priest, his wife and their son -- were found inside an apartment Monday morning in west Houston, according to Houston police.

Church remembers slain pastor and family members

Feb. 2, 2015: The bodies of three family members -- a Houston pastor, his wife and their son -- were found inside an apartment Monday morning in west Houston. Robert Arnold reports.

Several pothole-patched roads to get repair

The city patches approximately 50,000 potholes per year, and a year after Channel 2 Investigates started looking into pothole complaints, there appears to be some progress at the city's worst intersections.

Pothole Patrol: Are the worst spots getting fixed?

Feb. 2, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates takes a look at Houston's pothole problem. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Pothole Patrol: Are the worst spots getting fixed?

For the last year, Channel 2 Investigates has been keeping tabs on Houston's potholes, specifically the roads the city keeps patching and patching, but not permanently fixing.

Bad-tasting bacteria found in beers at Houston bars

Health departments regulate food temperature and kitchens' cleanliness, but Channel 2 Investigates found that they do not regulate the cleanliness of draft systems used to serve beer at Houston bars.

Bad-tasting bacteria found in beers at Houston bars

Feb. 1, 2015: Health departments regulate food temperature and kitchens' cleanliness, but Channel 2 Investigates found that they do not regulate the cleanliness of draft systems used to serve beer at Houston bars. Jace Larson reports.

What happens to video captured by police body cameras?

For the first time, Houstonians are seeing video captured by local police officers wearing body cameras while patrolling in the Houston area. The big questions are what happens to that video and who actually controls the cameras?

What happens to video captured by police body cameras?

Feb. 1, 2015: For the first time, Houstonians are seeing video captured by local police officers wearing body cameras while patrolling in the Houston area. Robert Arnold reports.

Does draft beer give you a worse hangover?

During our investigation, we came across people from the beer industry and beer drinkers who claimed the bacteria in those lines contributes to a hangover.

Authorities raid pastor's home in Katy

A shock was in store for neighbors in a Katy neighborhood Friday morning when law enforcement raided a pastor's home on a warrant for child porn possession.

Pastor's Katy home raided, computer seized

Jan. 30, 2015: A shock for neighbors in a Katy neighborhood Friday morning after law enforcement raided a pastor's home on a warrant for child porn possession. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Wait list huge for Houston sidewalk repair program

The city program that was set up to replace broken and dangerous sidewalks near schools has a waiting list of 557 people, some of whom have been on the list since 2006.

Wait list huge for Houston sidewalk repair program

The city program that was set up to replace broken and dangerous sidewalks near schools has a waiting list of 557 people, some of whom have been on the list since 2006. Jace Larson reports. 

UPS driver tosses package, urinates on house

A seasonal delivery driver for UPS is out of a job after being caught on home surveillance video damaging a package and urinating on the side of a house.

UPS delivery man urinates on home

Jan. 27, 2015: Surveillance shows a UPS delivery man chucking a package. What happens next is more shocking. Robert Arnold reports.

System that detects wrong-way drivers to expand

Wrong-way crashes are among the most dangerous and most deadly traffic hazards. That's why the Harris County Toll Road Authority launched an aggressive wrong-way driver detection program.

System that detects wrong-way drivers to expand

Jan. 26, 2015: Wrong-way crashes are among the most dangerous and most deadly traffic hazards. That's why the Harris County Toll Road Authority launched an aggressive wrong-way driver detection program. Jace Larson reports.

Photo of winning jockey leads to criminal charges

Jan. 26, 2015: A veteran jockey is facing felony charges after being accused of cheating during a race at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 17. Robert Arnold reports

Photo of winning jockey leads to criminal charges

A veteran jockey is facing felony charges after being accused of cheating during a race at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 17.

Jockey accused of cheating in race at Sam Houston Race Park appears in court

A veteran jockey facing felony charges after being accused of cheating during a race at Sam Houston Race Park appeared in court at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Friday morning.

Tax documents with personal information found in dumpster

A Houston tax preparer linked to hundreds of improperly discarded documents containing personal information said that an employee was to blame for the improper disposal.

Local tax preparer indicted after allegedly filing false tax returns

An area tax preparer faces 27 federal charges alleging he prepared false tax returns.

Tax preparer busted, clients could owe money

Jan. 23, 2015: An area tax preparer faces 27 federal charges alleging he prepared false tax returns. Jace Larson reports.

Debate over cars in Houston bayous continues

Houston Police Chief Charles McLelland opposes growing momentum to remove more than 100 cars and trunks sunken in Houston

Debate over cars in bayou continues

Jan. 23, 2015: Houston leaders discuss the process of removing cars from local bayous. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Woman driving truck runs off road, lands in White Oak Bayou

A woman had a close call Friday morning after her pickup truck ran into White Oak Bayou in northwest Houston.

Former HPD officers indicted in ticket scandal

Three former Houston police officers were indicted on felony charges Friday by a Harris County grand jury.

Former HPD officers indicted in ticket scheme

Jan. 23, 2015: Three former officers with the Houston Police Department face indictments over a ticket scandal. Robert Arnold reports.

Woman crashes truck into bayou in NW Houston

Jan. 23, 2015: A woman had a close call Friday morning after her pickup truck ran into White Oak Bayou in northwest Houston. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Police using radars that see into homes

Jan. 20, 2015: Privacy advocates are concerned over a groundbreaking piece of technology aimed to help law enforcement. Bill Spencer reports.

Reclaiming lost items at Bush Intercontinental Airport

Bush Intercontinental Airport’s new lost and found is taking more than 1,000 calls each month from people who have left something behind in the concourse.

Feds move to seize buildings connected to human trafficking

The federal government is attempting to seize several buildings in the Houston area that are connected to a massive human trafficking operation.

FBI taking action on human trafficking in Houston

Jan. 19, 2015: Piles of debris and vacant buildings that once housed sex slaves have become a nuisance for nearby businesses. Robert Arnold reports.

Burglary suspect fleeing deputies runs into church during Bible study

A wanted man responsible for the evacuation of a Katy-area church Monday morning was arrested after he was found hiding in a shed on the property, deputies said.

Burglary suspect disrupts Bible study

Jan. 19, 2015: A wanted man responsible for the evacuation of a Katy-area church Monday morning was arrested after he was found hiding in a shed on the property, deputies said. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Criminal act against property going viral

It is a crime spree  and viral internet sensation that started in Chicago last May and is spreading across the country like wildfire.

Criminal act against property goes viral

Jan. 19, 2015: An internet prank of people throwing themselves against cars and other property has claimed victims in Houston. Bill Spencer reports.

Viral prank causes damage to local man's vehicle

Teenagers are throwing themselves on cars and property and recording it in a new trend spreading around the web.

Watch for pitfalls when unqualified preparers do tax return

Preparing your tax return is not only complex and confusing, but it can also be loaded with pitfalls if you hire someone to prepare your taxes for you that isn't qualified.

Watch for pitfalls when unqualified preparers do tax return

Jan. 16, 2015: Preparing your tax return is not only complex and confusing, but it can also be loaded with pitfalls if you hire someone to prepare your taxes for you that isn't qualified. Bill Spencer reports.

Montgomery Co. Sgt. could face charges after serving warrant at wrong house

A former Montgomery County Sheriff's Department sergeant is accused of maliciously vandalizing a suspect's Cadillac, then serving a warrant at the wrong house, Local 2 Investigates has learned.

Warrant served at wrong house

Jan. 16, 2015: A former Montgomery County Sheriff's Department sergeant is accused of maliciously vandalizing a suspect's Cadillac, then serving a warrant at the wrong house, Local 2 Investigates has learned. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Arrest made in Houston cold case: Man, 57, charged in 1984 killing in The Heights

Thirty years of police work went into a judge calling the name of Edmond Beauregard Degan, 57, in a downtown Houston courtroom. Degan is charged with the capital murder of Yleen Kennedy.

Arrest made in Houston cold case: Man, 57, charged in 1984 killing in The Heights

Thirty years of police work went into a judge calling the name of Edmond Beauregard Degan, 57, in a downtown Houston courtroom. Degan is charged with the capital murder of Yleen Kennedy. Robert Arnold reports. 

Mayor Parker supports removal of cars from Houston's bayous

Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday that she supports the removal of more than 100 cars and trucks sunken in Houston’s bayous.

Houston ISD teacher facing charges for allegedly choking student

A Houston ISD teacher is facing charges after police investigated allegations that he choked a student in his classroom.

Houston ISD teacher facing charges for allegedly choking student

Jan. 13, 2015: A Houston ISD teacher is facing charges after police investigated allegations that he choked a student in his classroom. Robert Arnold reports

Father accused of leaving son in car outside nightclub

A man is facing charges after leaving his 5-year-old son in a car while he was inside a nightclub.

Father accused of leaving son in car outside nightclub

Jan. 12, 2015: A man is facing charges after leaving his 5-year-old son in a car while he was inside a nightclub. Robert Arnold reports.

Feud erupts at Galena Park public meeting

Galena Park city leaders continued their months-long public squabble Monday.

Feud erupts at Galena Park public meeting

Jan. 12, 2015: Galena Park city leaders continued their months-long public squabble Monday. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

HPD: Teen who stole beer, charcoal from store shot by officer

Houston police are investigating after an officer shot a suspect in north Houston early Friday.

Dozens of city employees almost don't receive paychecks

A frozen bank account and tireless squabbling among city leaders in Galena Park almost resulted in dozens of city employees not getting their paychecks Friday.

Counterfeit bills turn up at local big box stores

Two Houston area shoppers claimed to have received phony $100 bills after cashing checks at different Walmarts in the Cypress area.

Counterfeit bills turn up at local big box stores

Jan. 9, 2015: Two Houston area shoppers claimed to have received phony $100 bills after cashing checks at different Walmarts in the Cypress area. Robert Arnold reports.

Power struggle leads to paycheck scare in Galena Park

Jan. 9, 2015: A frozen bank account and tireless squabbling among city leaders in Galena Park almost resulted in dozens of city employees not getting their paychecks Friday. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Pilot who smuggled cocaine into Houston sentenced to prison

A commercial airline pilot who smuggled 62 baggies of cocaine from South America to Houston has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.

Pilot who smuggled cocaine into Houston sentenced to prison

A commercial airline pilot who smuggled 62 baggies of cocaine from South America to Houston has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison. Joel Eisenbaum reports. 

Husband rescues wife, daughter from robbers in Meyerland

Jan. 6, 2015:A wife's cries for help landed a would-be robber in jail. Robert Arnold reports.

Teen loitering grows near Houston theater

While the city has a teen curfew, residents said the loitering outside the Edwards theater on Greenway Plaza goes into the wee hours of the morning is only getting worse.

Federally-investigated guardrails pass testing in San Antonio

The guardrail at the center of a major federal investigation passed another round of testing Tuesday in San Antonio.

Father's plea to catch son's killer

Jan. 5, 2015: Authorities have identified the man they say shot and killed a 12-year-old boy and injured his two older brothers at the family's northwest Harris County home. Robert Arnold reports.

Troubled bar bearing country star's name shuts down

The westside location of "Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill" closed for good just after the New Year, Boomtown Entertainment confirmed Monday.

Toby Keith's bar closes amid controversy

Jan. 5, 2015: Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar and Grill" recently closed and locked its doors. Some contractors say they weren't being paid. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Man in custody after he barricaded himself inside SE Houston house

SWAT team was called out to a southeast Houston apartment after a man with a hatchet reportedly barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon.

Police: Man accused of causing crash threatened officers

Harris County Sheriff's officials tell Local 2 Investigates the man who slammed into the back of a Houston police car on New Year's Eve had threatened to kill police officers prior to the crash.

Police: Man accused of causing crash threatened officers

Jan. 2, 2015: Harris County Sheriff's officials tell Local 2 Investigates the man who slammed into the back of a Houston police car on New Year's Eve had threatened to kill police officers prior to the crash. Robert Arnold reports.

Identity released of suspect wanted in fatal shooting of 12-year-old boy

Authorities have identified the man they say shot and killed a 12-year-old boy and injured his two older brothers at the family's northwest Harris County home.

Man wanted in fatal shooting of 12-year-old boy arrested

Kahlid Yusuf Worrell, who goes by "Chirp," and is accused of killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring his two older brothers at the family's home on New Year's Day, has been arrested, according to a source with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Burglar may have been drunk when he broke into night club

Two men, at least one of whom, police suspect of being drunk while committing the crime, managed to steal TVs and beer after a fair amount of trouble getting into a closed business.

Car customer complaint prompts online feud

When a mother of two took to her Facebook page to air frustrations over a recent car purchase she never expected such a strong from the daughter of the dealership's owner.

How to spot email scams

Nearly every day Local 2 viewers contact our tipline concerned about suspicious emails that show up in their inbox. Local 2 Investigator Jace Larson reveals the most common signs an email is bogus and how to spot a scam before you click.

How to protect yourself from email scams

Dec. 30, 2014: Nearly every day Local 2 viewers contact our tipline concerned about suspicious emails that show up in their inbox. Local 2 Investigator Jace Larson reveals the most common signs an email is bogus and how to spot a scam before you click. Jace Larson reports.

Crime at Galveston Walmart causing issues for several police departments

Galveston, Kemah and League City police are struggling to contain crime at a Walmart.

Crime at Walmart store hinders Galveston PD

Dec. 30, 2014: The Galveston Police Department says repeated calls at a Walmart store limit the flexibility of the department. Bill Spencer reports.

Airport accused of leaving dog on tarmac

Dec. 30, 2014: A photo of airport employees allegedly mistreating a dog has gone viral. Jace Larson reports.

United Airlines responds after dog photo goes viral

United Airlines is responding to a photo that some think shows poor treatment of a dog that was traveling on an airplane.

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