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MeetMe app blamed for crimes

A relatively new cellphone application that allows users to see and chat with strangers nearby is blamed for at least two robberies in the Houston area, and police tell Local 2 Investigates that they think there are more victims.

Thousands of recent Texas border crossing cases still undecided

After six months of requests, Local 2 Investigates received information regarding the status of thousands of unaccompanied children and families caught illegally crossing the southern border over the summer and fall.

Thousands of recent Texas border crossing cases still undecided

Dec. 19, 2014: After six months of requests, Local 2 Investigates received information regarding the status of thousands of unaccompanied children and families caught illegally crossing the southern border over the summer and fall. Robert Arnold reports.

Passenger on Houston flight indicted for alleged threats

Dec. 19, 2014: A passenger on an international flight to Houston earlier this month was indicted for creating a disturbance and interfering with a flight crew. Jace Larson reports.

Police arrest man accused of stealing packages off doorsteps

Fulshear police bust a man they say stole as many as 10 packages off people's doorsteps.

Package thefts caught on camera in Fort Bend County

Dec. 19, 2014: Fulshear police bust a man they say stole as many as ten packages off people's door steps. Jace Larson reports.

Millionaire accused of urinating on candy at Houston pharmacy pleads no contest

New York City real estate heir Robert Durst pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of criminal mischief for urinating on candy at a Houston drug store.

Hundreds of area bridges 'structurally deficient'

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

Guardrail appears to function properly in testing

The second test of a controversial guardrail appears to show the guardrail functioned as designed by absorbing impact from a head on crash into the end of the guardrail.

Head-on crash tests conducted on guardrails

Dec. 16, 2014: The second test of a controversial guardrail appears to show the guardrail functioned as designed by absorbing impact from a head on crash into the end of the guardrail. Jace Larson reports.

Is going out of business sale jewelry really on sale?

A local appraiser warns that jewelry stores typically make more money during going out of business sales than they do staying in business because they mark up their so-called sale prices.

Thieves steal store's safe in Montrose

Customers and business owners on a stretch of Westheimer Road in Montrose were surprised by a heist at the popular American Apparel where thieves broke in and stole the safe in the middle of the night Monday.

Officer under investigation after using Taser on 76-year-old man

Dec. 15, 2014: An investigation is udnerway after a 76-year-old man was shocked with a Taser. Bill Spencer reports.

Group protests removal of bricks in historic Freedmen's Town

A group of demonstrators protested the removal of bricks in the streets of historic Freedmen’s Town.

Red flags for how charities spend your money

December is the busiest time all year for charitable donations.  Local 2 Investigates found out some red flags that contributors should look out for before making a donation. 

Red flags for how charities spend your money

Dec. 12, 2014: December is the busiest time all year for charitable donations. Local 2 Investigates found out some red flags that contributors should look out for before making a donation.

Doctor suspended after Local 2 investigation into drugs-for-sex allegations

The Texas Medical Board has issued a temporary suspension of Dr. Thomas Taylor's license to practice medicine. The board took the action late Friday, less than 24 hours after a Local 2 investigation uncovered allegations contained in a lawsuit filed in Harris County.

Doctor suspended after Local 2 investigation into drugs-for-sex allegations

The Texas Medical Board has issued a temporary suspension of Dr. Thomas Taylor's license to practice medicine. The board took the action late Friday, less than 24 hours after a Local 2 investigation uncovered allegations contained in a lawsuit filed in Harris County.

Lawsuit: Doctor traded perscription drugs for se

The Texas Medical Board has issued a temporary suspension of Dr. Thomas Taylor's license to practice medicine. The board took the action late Friday, less than 24 hours after a Local 2 investigation uncovered allegations contained in a lawsuit filed in Harris County.

Lawsuit alleges prominent Houston doctor traded prescriptions for sex

The chief of academic surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center is being accused of trading prescription drugs for sex in a new lawsuit.

Virginia sues highway guardrails manufacturer

Virginia announced it has sued a Dallas company for selling the state "unapproved highway safety equipment" that was recently taken off the market, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said Thursday.

Weather postpones 2nd guardrail safety test

Weather postponed the second day of tests on controversial guardrails that a federal whistleblower tells Local 2 Investigates have not functioned properly and have killed Texas motorists.

Testing of guardrails linked to deadly wrecks begins in San Antonio

Testing has begun in San Antonio to see if guardrails linked to deadly accidents should remain on the road. It's a problem Local 2 Investigates first exposed.

Texas Equusearch founder offers solutions on cars submerged in Houston bayous

There's growing momentum to fix a problem lurking in Houston's bayous, first exposed by Local 2 Investigates. Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller spoke at council Tuesday, asking for support to get those vehicles removed.

Testing begins Wednesday on new guardrails

The first test to see if guardrails manufactured by Trinity Industries function properly will begin Wednesday morning and Local 2 Investigates will be on hand to witness the test at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.

Testing begins Wednesday on new guardrails

Dec. 9, 2014: The first test to see if guardrails manufactured by Trinity Industries function properly will begin Wednesday morning and Local 2 Investigates will be on hand to witness the test at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Jace Larson reports.

Street lights turned back on after Local 2 reports on robbery

The streets lights are back on in the Meyerland neighborhood after Local 2 stepped in to help a homeowner who was robbed at gunpoint.

Day care fight recorded, investigation launched

Montgomery County Sheriff's officials and state regulators launched investigation after a video tape surfaced showing a 4-year-old being pummeled by a classmate at a Lake Conroe area day care.

Neighbors wake up to missing storm sewer grates

Police said thieves hoping for a quick buck stole storm drains over the weekend in the communities of Hillwood and Cloverland on Houston's south side.

Thieves steal jewelry, cash from San Jacinto Mall kiosks

Three men stole thousands of dollars of jewelry from a mall kiosk in Baytown over the weekend. The same group also stole cash from Kris Kringle, police said.

Mall thieves steal jewelry, cash

Dec. 8, 2014: Three men stole thousands of dollars of jewelry from a mall kiosk in Baytown over the weekend. The same group also stole cash from Kris Kringle, police said. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Meyerland

The search is on for three armed men who robbed a woman in the driveway of her Meyerland home.

Thieves rob woman at gunpoint in Meyerland

Dec. 8, 2014: Neighbors in Meyerland are on edge after a resident was robbed at gunpoint. Jace Larson reports.

Controversy over deputy arrest video

A Tomball man with a cellphone was arrested after he refused to stop video recording a Harris County sheriff's deputy questioning a suspect.

Controversy over deputy arrest video

Dec. 5, 2014: A Tomball man with a cellphone was arrested after he refused to stop video recording a Harris County Sheriff's deputy questioning a suspect. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Local 2 Investigation leads to crews fixing neighborhood eyesore

A vacant building that was a major eyesore on Houston's northwest side is getting some attention after Local 2 Investigates put pressure on the city to take action. But these repairs come nearly two years after the first complaints.

Fixing eyesores in area neighborhoods

Dec. 5, 2014: A vacant building that was a major eyesore on Houston's northwest side is getting some attention Friday after Local 2 Investigates put pressure on the city to take action. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

New developments in effort to recover cars submerged in Houston bayous

Local 2 Investigates first told you about hundreds of cars submerged in Houston's bayous. Now the effort to get those cars out of the water is gaining steam.

Trial begins for CEO accused of drugging, raping women

A former software CEO, accused of drugging and raping five female employees on business trips over several years, was back in a federal courtroom Tuesday.

CEO accused of drugging and raping women on trial

Dec. 2, 2014: A former software CEO, accused of drugging and raping five female employees on business trips over several years, was back in a federal courtroom Tuesday. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Government to fine ‘bridge to nowhere’ contractor

The General Services Administration says it will begin charging the construction company for delays on a controversial border bridge crossing between Mexico and the United States.

Update on the Texas bridge to nowhere

Dec. 2, 2014: The General Services Administration says it will begin charging the construction company for delays on a controversial border bridge crossing between Mexico and the United States. Jace Larson reports.

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies under investigation

Five Montgomery County sheriff's deputies are under investigation, accused of bad behavior while raiding another police officer's home.


Montgomery County sheriff's deputies under investigation

Dec. 1, 2014: Up to five deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are under investigation for bad behavior. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Jugging suspect arrested in north Houston

Dec. 1, 2014: A man accused of trying to steal money from a woman who had just made a bank withdrawal is off the streets. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

5 local malls with most calls to police

Theft reports and car break-ins are the crimes mostly likely to result in a call to police at Houston-area malls, a Local 2 Investigates' review of police reports shows.

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Webcams unknowingly broadcast around the world shut down

A website that peers into the everyday lives of Houstonians and people all across the world by tapping into their Internet-connected cameras was offline Monday and appears to have shut down.

The key to getting your stolen luggage back

Reports of theft at Houston's airports spiked last year and are on track this year to be even higher, Houston police tell Local 2 Investigates.

Who is winning, losing in Texas shale boom?

One of the most active shale oil and gas plays in the world is located in South Texas. The economic benefit comes with concern for the health and safety of the people living in the region.

Car smashes into building in NW Harris County

A late start for a northwest side business owner may have saved his life Friday morning after a car smashed into a print shop on FM 1960 in northwest Harris County.

Car smashes into print shop in Champions area

Nov. 21, 2014: One person was hospitalized after a vehicle drove through the front of a business. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Why new homes burn faster than old ones

Groundbreaking research by Underwriters Laboratories is now proving that today's modern homes actually burn eight times, or 800 percent, faster than the homes most of us grew up in.

Houston police have cell phone surveillance program

Council records show the City of Houston purchased “covert surveillance technology,” but city officials will not talk about it or what it can do. It is referred to a Stingray technology.

Police chief answers questions about cellphone surveillance program

The Houston Police Department has bought surveillance technology that can track your calls, your texts and your location.

Hate messages prompt investigation, calls for tighter security

Houston police have launched an investigation into the source of hate-filled messages directed at the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

New homes burn hotter, faster

Nov. 18, 2014: Groundbreaking research by Underwriters Laboratories is now proving that today's modern homes actually burn eight times, or 800 percent, faster than the homes most of us grew up in. Bill Spencer reports.

Hate messages prompt calls for tighter security, investigation

Nov. 18, 2014: Houston police have launched an investigation into the source of hate-filled messages directed at the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Robert Arnold reports.

TSU, Prairie View A&M, UH Central top list for crime

Last week at the University of Houston, freshman Gavin Graham woke up to a terrifying email alert from campus police.

911 calls of deadly DuPont chemical leak released

Local 2 Investigates has reviewed a 4-minute long 911 call that raises some interesting questions. It is now clear that in the moments immediately following the toxic gas release at the La Porte DuPont plant Saturday morning, a plant shift supervisor wasn't completely clear about the nature of the…

Minute-by-minute account of DuPont chemical spill

Nov. 17, 2014: The 911 calls from the DuPont chemical spill in La Porte are released. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Local 2 finds top crimes at area colleges

Burglaries are the most common crimes reported at area college campuses, according to Local 2 Investigates review of five-years worth of crime data.

Inside a Houston woman’s scheme to steal $2 million from taxpayers

The owner of a medical device company tried to steal $4,000 a day from taxpayers, according to testimony at her trial before a jury found her guilty of 14 counts of health care fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

Investigation to begin in chemical facility deaths, previous violations

A rapid response team from the Chemical Safety Board is expected to arrive Sunday morning to begin investigating the fatal incident at the DuPont facility, which killed four workers and sent a fifth to the hospital, Local 2 Investigates has confirmed.

Investigating DuPont's chemical spill

Nov. 15, 2014: A rapid response team from the Chemical Safety Board is expected to arrive Sunday morning to begin investigating the fatal incident at the DuPont facility, which killed four workers and sent a fifth to the hospital, Local 2 Investigates has confirmed. Jace Larson reports.

HISD teacher accused of making racist remarks on internet talk show

A Houston Independent School District teacher under fire for allegedly using racist remarks during an internet political talk show is denying the accusations.

Teacher under fire for appearance on YouTube

Nov. 14, 2014: An elementary school teacher is facing scrutiny after she made an appearance on a YouTube program. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

How fast is HPD responding to all calls for help?

Local 2 Investigates takes a look at how quickly Houston police are responding to calls for help and analyzed three years of response times, broken down by police beat and priority.

A look at HPD response times

Nov. 12, 2014: Local 2 Investigates takes a look at how quickly Houston police are responding to calls for help and analyzed three years of response times, broken down by police beat and priority. Robert Arnold reports.

Feds announce new guardrail testing to address dangers highlighted by Local 2...

The federal government has agreed to test claims that guardrails manufactured by Trinity Industries impale cars rather than perform as designed slowing a car down in a guardrail head-on crash, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Wednesday.

Feds announce new guardrail testing to address dangers highlighted by Local 2...

The federal government has agreed to test claims that guardrails manufactured by Trinity Industries impale cars rather than perform as designed slowing a car down in a guardrail head-on crash, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Wednesday. Jace Larson reports.

Woman witnessed 280 executions

"He gasped what seemed to be four or five times," Michelle Lyons read from her personal journal. It's filled with such stories about death. "I got the impression he was trying to fight," she continued. She wrote about the stories of people, men and women, who took their final breath in front of…

Dayton ISD bus drivers: School buses unfit for transportation

Current and former school bus drivers for Dayton Independent School District contend some of the buses in service are unfit to transport children.

RAW VIDEO: Hear from woman who witnessed hundreds of executions

Jace Larson sat down with a former Texas Prison System employee who witnessed hundreds of executions.

What it's like to witness executions

Few people have seen as many executions as Michelle Lyons. For 10 years she served as a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It was her job to witness executions so she could answer questions from reporters around the world.

New details on stolen Super Bowl Rings

The Texans returned from a bye week to discuss their next opponent, but some players talked about how one of their coaches was a burglary victim over the weekend.

New details in case of stolen Super Bowl rings

Nov. 10, 2014: A Texans assistant coach wasn't the only Bellaire resident whose house has been targeted by burglars. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Calls to City Animal Bureau go unanswered

The city of Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care provides a vital service by making sure stray animals don't become a nuisance, a health concern or a danger. Yet a Local 2 investigation discovered tens of thousands of calls to BARC go unanswered every year.

Local 2 Investigates looks at animal control response times

Nov. 5, 2014: The city of Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care provides a vital service by making sure stray animals don't become a nuisance, a health concern or a danger. Yet a Local 2 investigation discovered tens of thousands of calls to BARC go unanswered every year. Robert Arnold…

Department of Neighborhoods overwhelmed, understaffed

Houston's Department of Neighborhoods, one of two agencies tasked with responding to property nuisance abatement, is overwhelmed and understaffed, according to the department's director.

Local 2 investigates bullying at local schools

A new school day is exciting for most kids, but for kids who are bullied at school, it's another day of sheer dread, filled with physical pain and emotional torture.

Trial of constable accused of misusing taxpayer money underway

Investigators allegedly found checks with forged signatures and were unable to track all the money distributed by Trevino's charity.

Constable accused of misusing funds on trial

Oct. 31, 2014: The trial of a Harris County Precinct 6 constable is underway. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Local 2 Investigates: Potentially deadly guardrails on Houston roads

A Local 2 investigation found the same guardrails that several states have stopped installing due to safety concerns line many Houston roadways.

Dangerous guardrails along Houston roads

Oct. 30, 2014: A Local 2 investigation found the same guardrails that several states have stopped installing due to safety concerns line many Houston roadways. Jace Larson reports.

Charges re-filed against Santa Fe woman accused in death of 4-year-old

An arrest warrant has been issued for Laura Kolb after a grand jury re-indicted her in the death of her boyfriend's 4-year-old daughter.  Charges were dropped earlier because of a mistake made by a medical examiner.

Recall issued after shrapnel flies out of airbags

Four deaths and dozens of injuries have been reported, linked to faulty airbags that can send shrapnel flying into a driver's face. More than 12 million vehicles are currently under recall to repair the airbags.

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.

Screening concerns arise after pastor exposed himself to minor

An attorney wants churches to stop holding recruitment events at schools until they explain their screening process.

Convenience stores under suspicion of food stamp fraud raided

Several people were being arrested Tuesday as authorities raided several convenience stores on the northeast side of town.

Convenience stores raided over fraud allegations

Oct. 28, 2014: Alleged frauds involving Lone Star cards prompt raids at two northeast Houston stores. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Misplaced evidence prompts dismissal of murder charges

A charge of murder was dismissed against a Santa Fe woman Monday after Galveston County prosecutors discovered crucial pieces of evidence had been misplaced by the Medical Examiner's Office.

Error delays trial, accused killer free

Oct. 27, 2014: A charge of murder was dismissed against a Santa Fe woman Monday after Galveston County prosecutors discovered crucial pieces of evidence had been misplaced by the Medical Examiner's Office. Robert Arnold reports.

Mom of youth pastor’s victim breaks silence

The mother of a girl who was targeted by her youth pastor says the pastor exposed himself online via Skype during secret video-chat sessions. For the first time, the girl’s mother spoke publicly and only to Local 2 Investigates.

Mom of youth pastor's victim breaks silence

Oct. 27, 2014: The mother of a girl who was targeted by her youth pastor says the pastor exposed himself online via Skype during secret video-chat sessions. For the first time, the girl’s mother spoke publicly and only to Local 2 Investigates. Jace Larson reports.

Strangers sending Bibles to Mayor Parker

Houston Mayor Annise Parker acknowleged Monday that her office had received Bibles from across the country following a protest campaign.

Are falling gas prices hurting Houston's economy?

Drivers are pumped up about falling gas prices, which are at their lowest in four years. But in Houston, a city that depends on the oil and gas industry, could there be a downside to the windfall?

Error delays trial, accused killer free

Oct. 27, 2014: A charge of murder was dismissed against a Santa Fe woman Monday after Galveston County prosecutors discovered crucial pieces of evidence had been misplaced by the Medical Examiner's Office. Robert Arnold reports

Teacher, district spar over fight at Spring High School

The Spring School District is recommending the school board fire a technology teacher at Spring High School after an incident Thursday involving the teacher and a student, but the teacher has his own version of the events and claims he has already resigned.

Man who allegedly slit girlfriend's throat, stabbed boss arrested

The man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and slit her throat, then drove to work and stabbed his boss has been arrested, according to authorities. A source told Local 2 Investigates the motive for the crime was "jealousy."

More contractors say they haven't been paid for government project

The $133 million Texas/Mexico border crossing that has suffered significant delays has been delayed until at least next year, Local 2 Investigates has learned. The news comes as another contractor has come forward to say he has not been paid for work on the project.

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.

Convention chief Jordy Tollett back in jail

The general manager for the Pasadena Convention Center is back in jail following his 2012 arrest and conviction on charges of drunken driving.

Convention center manager arrested

Oct. 20, 2014: A former Houston official is accused of violating the conditions of his bond after a DWI. Robert Arnold reports.

Man who confessed to 7 killings has Texas ties

Oct. 20, 2014: A suspected serial killer in Indiana has connections to Texas. Jace Larson reports.

Women targeted at local movie theater

Two groups of women have been robbed at gunpoint over the past month at the AMC movie theater on Dunvale near Westheimer, according to Local 2 Investigates research.

Conflicting reports on Dallas nurse's call before taking flight

A federal spokesperson is now reporting Dallas nurse Amber Vinson did notify health officials she had a low grade fever before she boarded a plane in Cleveland.

Dallas hospital records paint picture of inner workings

Patients at Texas Health Presbyterian wait in the emergency room for much longer than the state and national averages, according to Local 2 Investigates’ review of hospital data on medicare.gov.

Man files shooting lawsuit against well-known Stafford officer

A young man shot by a well-known Stafford police officer says the officer used excessive force in 2012 and now he wants a jury to award him damages for his medical bills and pain and suffering.

Hero cop focus of lawsuit

October 14, 2014: Officer Ann Carrizales is the focus of a lawsuit that accuses she used excessive force. Jace Larson reports.

Town's traffic tickets could be thrown out among judge controversy

Months worth of speeding and other city misdemeanor tickets may have to be thrown out following an investigation by Local 2 Investigates, which sparked a Liberty County Sheriff's Office investigation into the town's municipal court.

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.

Med Center hospitals prepare for chance of Ebola patient

Area hospitals are fine-tuning their procedures in the event of receiving a patient with the Ebola virus.

Med Center keeps active eye on evolving Ebola situation

October 13, 2014: Houston's hospitals are confident they are prepared to keep employees and patients safe in the instance of an Ebola case. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Accused thief taunts HPD officer by phone

A man accused of burglarizing a home and selling the stolen goods at a pawn shop allegedly calls police to taunt the investigator.

Suspected thief taunts officer

October 10, 2014: A man accused of burglarizing a home has been leaving pointed messages to an HPD officer. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Jury duty scam targets Harris County residents

The FBI's Houston office is now taking a closer look and Harris County's District Clerk are warning of a new phone scam.

FBI investigating fake jury duty scam

October 10, 2014: Jury duty scammers are targeting Harris County residents. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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.

Tech company owner tries to hide his shady past

A simple consumer complaint about a local computer repair company has sparked an investigation spanning two states.

Hannah Graham suspect's car provides glimpse of trek from Va. to Bolivar

A banged-up Nissan Sentra is all that is left behind from a nationwide search for the man accused of abducting a University of Virginia student that culminated on the shores of the Bolivar Peninsula in late September.

Marine gets truck back after car dealer steps up to make repairs

Three months ago Marine Corps veteran Mitch Akin couldn't even start the engine on his prize Dodge Ram 2500 turbo charged pickup. The entire truck had been ripped apart and trashed by thieves who stole it and then abandoned it.

Woman leads police on chase in stolen HFD truck

Police say it began when the woman walked up to Fire Station 69 on W. Sam Houston Parkway and Valley Forge, got in a supervisor's Suburban and drove away

Woman accused of stealing HFD truck

October 3, 2014: A vehicle belonging to the Houston Fire Department becomes the subject of a police chase. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Houston man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend, son

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has filed an aggravated kidnapping charge against a Houston-area man.

Houston man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend, son

October 3, 2014: The Harris County Sheriff's Office has filed an aggravated kidnapping charge against a Houston-area man. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Questions arise after fatal wreck on Harris County race track

There are a lot of questions about the tragic death of a driver on a northeast Harris County race track.

Doctor convicted of poisoning lover talks about life in jail

The once-respected cancer doctor convicted of poisoning her boyfriend told Local 2 that she is surviving in jail on her faith and that she often prays.

Doctor shares new life behind bars

Sept. 30, 2014: The once-respected cancer doctor convicted of poisoning her boyfriend told Local 2 that she is surviving in jail on her faith and that she often prays. Jace Larson reports.

Houston VA employee manipulated claims

After an in-depth investigation, the inspector general's office has found proof that a VA employee in Houston manipulated and falsified documents involving disability benefits for more than 100 local veterans.

Houston VA employee manipulated claims

September 30, 2014: An employee with the Department of Veteran Affairs' Houston office is accused of altering, Bill Spencer reports.

HPD arrests crime ring suspects

Houston police officers arrested three men they say are connected to more than a dozen area robberies and car break-ins.

School provides education for immigrant children

While the flood of immigrant children from Central American has slowed in recent months, more than 60,000 were caught illegally crossing the border since last October.

Questions arise after deadly racing crash

September 29, 2014: The death of a racer on a northeast Harris County race track prompts questions. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Realtors ask for personal information to keep agents, buyers safe

Area Realtors say the disappearance of an agent who was showing a home in Arkansas has some of them thinking more critically about how to stay safe on the job.

Agents, realtors get safety training

September 29, 2014: Real estate agents and realtors are taking extra measures to ensure their safety. Jace Larson reports.

HPD arrests members of crime ring

September 29, 2014: Crooks targeting people in the Houston area are arrested by HPD. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Funeral held for teen killed near Addicks Reservoir

Jose Meraz died a violent death after family members said he was attacked by someone wielding a machete near Addickes Reservoir.

Local 2 Investigates Special Presentation: Dateline Houston

KPRC Local 2 showcases its biggest investigations from the summer.

Local 2 Investigates Special Presentation: Dateline Houston

We are showcasing KPRC's biggest investigations of the summer.

Former student who had affair with teacher speaks

A young man who had an affair with his high school teacher said it was something he had dreamed about, but did not realize it would cause so much trouble in his life.

Websites provide comparisons for surgery costs

Rising hospital costs are an epidemic in this country with surgery now a $500 billion industry. And most of us have no idea what we're going to pay when we go in for a particular procedure.

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.

Worker complaints plague Toby Keith bar

September 23, 2014: More financial woes at an establishment named for the country singer. Amy Davis reports.

Ruling causes some 'upskirting' cases to be dismissed

A legal ruling by Texas' highest criminal court says someone shooting video up a woman's skirt in a public place is protected by the U.S. Constitution and that interpretation means the Harris County District Attorney's office expects several upskirting cases in the system to be dismissed.

Texas ruling impacts 'upskirting' cases

September 23, 2014: A controversial ruling about 'upskirting' has people talking. Jace Larson reports.

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.

Harris County sues nightclub Kryptonite that DEA raided

Harris County is suing a downtown nightclub that was raided last Friday night. County leaders held a news conference Tuesday to announce the suit, and they say they want to force the owners of the nightclub Kryptonite to obey the law.

Southwest Inn fire 'mayday' calls released

September 23, 2014: Houston city council members heard a chilling mayday call between firefighters the day of the fatal Southwest Inn fire. Robert Arnold reports.

Harris County suing raided nightclub

September 23, 2014: An after hours club that appeals to minors is facing more legal scrutiny. Amy Davis reports.

HPD: Toddler hospitalized, man arrested at SW Houston home

A bizarre, multibladed weapon may have contributed to the serious injuries suffered by a southwest Houston toddler Monday.

Pot draws homeless Texans to Colorado

Colorado is seeing a significant increase in the number of homeless people arriving from Texas and the head of two homeless shelters say a big reason for the increase is homeless people wanting to smoke pot.

Arrest video prompts investigation

The Harris County Sheriff's Office launched an internal affairs investigation after cellphone video surfaced and showed a deputy delivering a kick to a man lying on the ground.

Man kills family dog, cuts baby

September 22, 2014: A man is accused of nearly killing his own son and killing his family's pet. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Family, friends gather to remember murdered student

Family and friends gathered to remember 14-year-old Jose Luis Meraz Sunday, saying they are still shocked by the news of his death.

Fight on HISD campus caught on camera

A school fight caught on cellphone video and now broadcast across the internet via Facebook has prompted a response from the Houston Independent School District.

Mystery surrounds death of Aldine ISD student

Investigators are trying to piece together the events that led to the murder of a middle school student in the Aldine Independent School District.

Fight at HISD school caught on camera

September 19, 2014: A confrontation at Furr High School is captured on camera. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Questions unanswered in death of middle school student

September 19, 2014: Authorities are trying to piece together what led to the death of a middle school student in the Aldine Independent School District. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Release of confidential Adrian Peterson report investigated

The Houston police chief has launched an internal investigation into the release of a confidential police report on the Adrian Peterson child abuse case.

The FBI Special Agent in Charge discusses if Houston is a terror target

September 11, 2014: The FBI Special Agent in Charge discusses if Houston is a target for terrorists. Jace Larson reports.

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.

Cancer-stricken Vietnam vet blames VA hospital

A 63-year-old Vietnam veteran living in Pasadena, is dying of stage 4 liver cancer, and he said the doctors he saw at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston are to blame.

Patti LaBelle appears in Houston courtroom again

September 15, 2014: Patti LaBelle is back in court for a lawsuit filed in Houston. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Mystery of stolen instrument solved

A violin found among a cache of stolen goods in a Houston apartment, and believed to be a rare and expensive Stradivarius, is in fact a poor copy

Mystery of stolen instrument solved

September 15, 2014: After a trove of antique instruments are discovered, Joel Eisenbaum investigates the authenticity of the items.

Opinions vary on Peterson's abuse scandal

September 15, 2014: The debate continues about Vikings running back and Texas native Adrian Peterson. Robert Arnold reports.

Patti LaBelle returns to Houston courtroom

Pop star Patti LaBelle appears in Houston court in response to a lawsuit.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted

September 12, 2014: NFL superstar Adrian Peterson finds himself in legal trouble. Jace Larson reports.

HPD finds treasure trove of stolen antique items

Houston police investigators have recovered what they believe to be a stolen Stradivarius Violin from a Washington Avenue apartment.

HPD discovers treasure trove of stolen antiques

September 12, 2014: The Houston Police Department discovers multiple stolen antique items in an apartment on Washington Avenue. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Houston's new FBI head says city is possible terrorism target

The new head of Houston's FBI says the Bayou City is a possible terrorism target.

Son defends father accused of high-profile murder

The son of a man accused of a Galleria-area murder is speaking publicly for the first since his father's arrest earlier this year.

Residents worry quality items demolished in school tear-down

Some residents said they're worried good, working-condition items were left in a school that was recently demolished, instead of being moved to the new Klein High School, which opened this school year.

Sheriff hires investigator who was forced out after DA investigation

The Harris County District Attorney's Office has warned prosecutors that an investigator who used to work for the office, and was then hired as a sheriff's homicide detective, backdated a search warrant in a murder case, a DA's Office spokesperson told Local 2 Investigates.

Questions surround homicide cases

September 9, 2014: A document was allegedly falsified by a Harris County detective which started a controversy. Jace Larson reports.

Questions surround homicide cases

September 9, 2014: A document was allegedly falsified by a Harris County detective which started a controversy. Jace Larson reports.

Brookshire mayor questioned over call to police

The mayor of Waller County town refused to answer questions about an incident at a fast-food restaurant that involved officers from two police departments.

Brookshire police recording of mayor's call

Hear the audio recording obtained by Local 2 Investigates.

Harris County sponsoring most immigrant children in US

According to information from the federal government 2,866 unaccompanied children were placed in sponsored homes in Harris County, the highest in the country.

Commuters offer more infamous area roadways

Bayou City commuters have now chimed in about Houston's dubious traffic honor. Four stretches of Houston highways have made a Texas top 10 list of most congested roads.

Viewers suggest own nightmare roads

September 8, 2014: Commuters offer their least favorite roadways in the area. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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.

Man's body found inside bloody trailer in city of South Houston

Police made a gruesome discovery Monday after finding the body of a man inside a bloody trailer in the City of South Houston.

Harris County sponsors most immigrant children nationwide

September 8, 2014: New numbers show that families in Harris County sponsored and welcomed more immigrant children into their homes than any other place in the country. Robert Arnold reports.

Man's body found in trailer

September 8, 2014: Investigators are looking into a homicide in the city of South Houston. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

New details emerge in Houston Super Bowl plan for 2017

Local 2 Investigates has learned Houston's 2017 Super Bowl Committee has scrapped the Latin-themed name of "Super Bowl El Centro" in favor of the English equivalent "Super Bowl Central."

Houston roadways earn dubious honors

Houston's West Loop earns a dubious honor for 2014: The stretch of Interstate 610 between the Southwest Freeway and the Katy Freeway earns the titled of "most congested roadway" for 2014.

Several Houston roadways named state's most congested

September 5, 2014: Houston's infamous traffic is the focus of a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Joel Eisenbaum.

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.

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?

Missing woman with dementia found safe

A woman with dementia who walked away from a home in Sienna Plantation Monday morning has been found safe.

New report released for Southwest Inn fire

September 1, 2014: The Houston Fire Department releases a report on the Southwest Inn fire that killed four firefighters. Robert Arnold reports.

'Virtual kidnappers' targeting Houstonians in fraud scheme to wire money

The Houston FBI seeks to warn the public about a rise in 'virtual kidnapping' fraud schemes and the recent targeting of Houstonians in these schemes.

Alvin High School staffer accused of improper relationship with student

August 29, 2014: A staff member at Alvin High School is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Former Crystal Beach fire chief faces two felony indictments

Investigators say the former chief took thousands of dollars that were supposed to be used for the protection of this community and instead funneled the cash into a Louisiana casino.

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.

Man exposes self inside Missouri City store

Aug. 28, 2014: 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. Robert Arnold reports.

Residents dealing with dirty water want reduced bills

Neighbors in the Heritage Park subdivision don't think they should be charged for the water they had to run to get rid of dirt and sediment in pipes. Jace Larson reports.

Residents dealing with dirty water want reduced bills

Neighbors in the Heritage Park subdivision don't think they should be charged for the water they had to run to get rid of dirt and sediment in pipes.

School bus driver who crashed into tree won't face charges

Local 2 News has learned the driver of a privately owned school bus that crashed earlier this week will not be criminally charged.

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