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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 fatal wreck on race track

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

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 crime ring suspects

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

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.

Bus company involved in crash not registered with state

We're learning new details about the company that owns the bus that crashed Tuesday sending 19 kids to the hospital. State regulators say the bus was not authorized to transport students at all. Even while officers investigate the crash, Nancy's Bus Service is transporting children using at least…

Tire thefts cause thousands in damage, loss

Within the 36,000 motor vehicle burglaries reported to the Houston Police Department in 2013, there is a specific yet pervasive crime -- tire theft.

19 students, 1 adult injured after school bus hits tree

Nineteen students and one adult were transported to four hospitals Tuesday morning after a privately owned school bus hit a tree in the Memorial area.

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

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

Lawsuit filed over killing fields murders

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

Controversial killing fields case takes new turn

August 26, 2014: A new legal maneuver could help shed light on potential leads in a controversial cold case. Robert Arnold reports.

Emmett proposes plan to preserve Astrodome

August 26, 2014: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett proposes a plan that would preserve the Astrodome. Robert Arnold reports.

Local 2 Investigates helps woman keep her home

With her home set to be auctioned off next Tuesday, Vanessa Tousant called Local 2 Investigates for help.

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.

Local 2 helps woman keep her home

August 25, 2014: Local 2 helps a woman keep her beloved home. Bill Spencer reports.

Man charged in shooting death of smoke shop clerk in NW Harris County

Deputies arrested a man after a clerk was shot and killed at a northwest Harris County smoke shop. Investigators believe the suspect may be responsible for other smoke shop robberies in the area.

22-year-old charged in smoke shop murder

August 25, 2014: A man is charged after allegedly murdering a clerk at a smoke shop. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

A look inside Harris County District Court's evidence room

A series of old jail cells hidden from public view now serves as the resting place for some of Houston's most notorious murder weapons.

Inside Harris County District Court's evidence room

Aug. 22, 2014: A series of old jail cells hidden from public view now serves as the resting place for some of Houston's most notorious murder weapons. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Mother charged with leaving child in hot car

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

More of hand surgeon Dr. Michael Brown's items go to auction

The now-deceased hand surgeon's items continue to be auctioned.

More of infamous hand surgeon's belongings up for auction

August 22, 2014: Items that belonged to deceased hand surgeon Michael Brown go from bizarre to exotic. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Explosion kills employee at NW Houston industrial complex

An explosion Friday at an industrial complex on Houston's northwest side killed a worker. It's the second time an employee has died at the same facility in less than a year.

ISIS wanted woman with ties to Houston freed

August 22, 2014: A woman who ISIS wanted released has ties to Houston. Robert Arnold reports.

Marijuana to be most popular drug at Houston high school campuses?

According to a licensed chemical dependency counselor at Odyssey House, marijuana is expected to be the fastest-growing, most popular illegal drug on Houston high school campuses this coming school year.

Marijuana most popular drug in Texas schools

Aug. 20, 2014: According to a licensed chemical dependency counselor at Odyssey House, marijuana is expected to be the fastest-growing, most popular illegal drug on Houston high school campuses this coming school year. Bill Spencer reports.

Investigation into multimillion dollar marijuana farm underway

Investigators said they discovered 10,000 marijuana plants being grown roughly 700 yards from Sugar Land airport runways. Investigators estimate the entire crop had a street value of $10 million.

Police body cameras tested in Houston, Harris County

Technology designed to record law enforcement interactions with the public, including officer involved shootings, is undergoing testing by at least two police agencies in Harris County.

KPRC photojournalist Mike Rank

Fort Bend ISD clarifies release on bus safety concerns

Following a review of the facts by Local 2 Investigates, the Fort Bend Independent School District has clarified an earlier press release regarding a school bus fire in May.

Health care schemes bilked taxpayers for tens of millions

Federal prosecutors say tens of millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted each year on fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid payments made to health care professionals.

Health care schemes bilked taxpayers for tens of millions

Aug. 15, 2014: Federal prosecutors say tens of millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted each year on fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid payments made to health care professionals. Jace Larson reports.

Police investigating rash of McDonald's robberies

Police are investigating two recent robberies and another attempted robbery at southwest Houston McDonald's restaurants.

Police investigating string of McDonald's robberies

August 15, 2014: Police are searching for men who are targeting McDonald's restaurants in southwest Houston. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

FEMA funds to be reallocated to border situation

August 15, 2014: FEMA funds are being reduced so that the money can go toward border protection. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

33 displaced after 3-alarm apartment fire in SW Houston

Houston firefighters battled a three-alarm apartment fire Tuesday afternoon in southwest Houston.

Gun rights group warned to stay out of Fifth Ward

Members of the gun rights group Open Carry Texas met with Fifth Ward community leaders Wednesday, hoping to explain why they chose an historic African-American community to hold a demonstration.

Man charged with arson in 3-alarm apartment fire

A man has been charged with arson in connection to Tuesday's 3-alarm apartment fire in southwest Houston.

Member of violent white supremacist gang pleads guilty

A member of the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood of Texas pleaded guilty to attempted murder and conspiracy just before noon Tuesday in federal court, Local 2 Investigates has confirmed.

Gun rights group's Houston plan draws controversy

A Texas gun rights advocacy group plans to hold a walk Saturday in Houston's historically African-American Fifth Ward.

Food store robbery caught on camera

August 12, 2014: A man robs a convenience store in northwest Harris County. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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

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

New details emerge about fatal crash in League City

August 11, 2014: A family is killed in a police chase in League City. Phil Archer and Robert Arnold report.

Lawsuit accuses Sugar Land of favoritism

August 11, 2014: Lawsuit accuses Sugar Land of favoritism. Jace Larson reports.

Family plans lawsuit claiming mortuary swapped bodies

Two families who say their mothers' bodies were switched by a funeral home plan to file a lawsuit against Mabrie Memorial Mortuary.

Company claims Sugar Land played favorites with big contracts

The cost of getting towed has gone up nearly 70 percent in the city's first rate increase in about 10 years, the city confirms to Local 2 Investigates.

Tow company asks judge to block new contracts

Attorneys for a towing company that alleges the city played favorites when it awarded a new contract announced they will hold a news conference Monday before filing a lawsuit against several city officials and other towing companies in the area.

Police: Boy, 8, shot in face by child expected to surive

An 8-year-old boy shot in the face by his cousin is expected to survive, according to Texas City police.

Baby killer Genene Jones denied parole

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

Parole board considers baby killer's release

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

Tougher standards on air emissions draw debate in Houston

Dozens of speakers converged on a Galena Park auditorium Tuesday to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule regarding emissions from refineries and petrochemical plants.

HCSO deputies shoot suspected bank robber

August 3, 2014: Standoff ends as Harris County deputies shoot and kill an alleged bank robbery suspect. Bill Spencer reports.

Free software blocks collection of personal information

Aug. 1, 2014: A Local 2 Investigation has found companies who you would expect to safeguard your personal information selling Houstonians' information to anyone willing to pay. Jace Larson reports.

Free software blocks collection of personal information

A Local 2 Investigation has found companies whom you would expect to safeguard your personal information selling Houstonians' information to anyone willing to pay.

Baytown police searching for suspect who allegedly shot man ‘in cold blood’

Baytown police are searching for a man they say shot another man “in cold blood” at a Valero gas station early Friday. They are on the hunt for Walter Pickering, 25, who witnesses say shot 32-year-old Glen Flowers.

Police investigating fatal shooting at Baytown gas station

August 1, 2014: A man is shot and killed at a Baytown gas station. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Texas jailer fired for improper use of force

Video that got a Texas jailer fired and left an inmate severely injured was released Thursday.

Judge lets child porn collector avoid prison, conviction

A judge has allowed an admitted child pornography collector to avoid prison time and potentially keep the conviction off his record in a move that surprised prosecutors.

Despite pleas, commission takes no action on Astrodome

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

Astrodome vote delayed by antiquity commission

July 30, 2014: A Texas antiquity commission postpones voting on the Astrodome's future. Robert Arnold reports.

Child porn collector potentially avoids conviction

A judge has allowed an admitted child porn collector to avoid prison time and potentially keep the conviction off his record, in a move that surprised prosecutors.

Vote could decide future of Astrodome

July 29, 2014: A small Texas town at the entrance to Big Bend National Park has become an unlikely battleground in the war over what should happen to the Astrodome. Robert Arnold reports.

Texas judge orders seizure of Kurdish crude oil

Approximately 1,000,000 barrels of crude oil off the coast of Galveston will be seized by U.S. Marshals.

Texas judge makes decision on stranded Kurdish oil

July 29, 2014: A new twist emerges in a fight for Kurdish oil off the coast of Galveston. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Arrest made as more marijuana fields found in Polk County

Law enforcement finds more parts of an elaborate marijuana growing operation in Goodrich and an arrest is made.

More marijuana fields discovered in Polk County

July 29, 2014: More marijuana fields are found in Polk County and arrest is made. Amy Davis reports.

Local 2 investigates car break-in hotspots

Thieves targeted cars and trucks for burglaries in Houston, on average, 99 times per day in 2013, and downtown Houston leads the list of areas most prone to the crime, according to data calculated by Local 2 Investigates.

Local 2 Investigates car break-in hotspots

Joel Eisenbaum of Local 2 Investigates reveals the No. 6-10 neighborhoods where car burglaries most frequently happen.

U.S. faces dilemma over Kurdish oil tanker off coast of Galveston

A massive oil tanker parked roughly 60 miles off the coast of Galveston has the potential to ignite an international incident, if the oil on board is offloaded in the U.S.

Kurdish oil near Galveston poses international dilemma

July 28, 2014: An oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico could cause an international controversy. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Local man victimized by knockout game

An east Houston man who was attacked and beaten by three men Thursday night believes he was the victim of a vicious game.

Houston man falls victim to knockout game

July 25, 2014: A local man falls victim to the knockout game. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Local 2 investigation protects consumers from identity thief

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

Thierry Roge/Reuters

Facebook 'Friend Verifier' app searches for sexual predators

Facebook -- where teenagers tell it all: Secrets, stories, gossip. But because so many teens and tweens want to be seen as uber popular, many times they'll accept Facebook friend requests from just about anybody.

New way to track your children's online friends on Facebook

July 23, 2014: Facebook -- where teenagers tell it all: Secrets, stories, gossip. But because so many teens and tweens want to be seen as uber popular, many times they'll accept Facebook friend requests from just about anybody. Bill Spencer reports.

Real estate heir accused of urinating on candy rack turns himself in

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst turned himself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon after being accused of relieving himself on a candy rack inside a Houston pharmacy.

Officers disciplined after injury from alleged hazing

A police lieutenant is out of a job and three of his colleagues have been disciplined after an officer was injured in what the chief calls a hazing initiation incident for a new SWAT team member. The lieutenant involved denies it was a hazing incident.

Officers disciplined after alleged hazing incident

July 23, 2014: A police lieutenant is out of a job and three of his colleagues have been disciplined after an officer was injured in what the chief calls a hazing initiation incident for a new SWAT team member. The lieutenant involved denies it was a hazing incident. Jace Larson reports.

Real estate heir accused of urinating on candy at pharmacy

Officials with the Harris County District Attorney's Office said a Manhattan real estate heir has been arrested and accused of urinating on $150 worth of candy at a Houston pharmacy.

Guatemalan man accused of murder sought help from Houston missionary

Local 2 Investigates has learned a Guatemalan man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Louisiana sought help from a missionary he met in his native country.

Man accused of posing as veterinarian, practicing without a license

A man is accused of posing as a veterinarian and practicing without a license, and police believe there may be more victims.

Car break-ins at movie theaters among top Houston crimes

Car break-ins rank at the top of a list of crimes at area movie theaters, according to a Local 2 Investigates review of police reports written for the past two years.

HPD: Man posed as veterinarian

July 21, 2014: HPD: Fake veterinarian treated pets. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Was $80 parking for Beyonce concert price-gouging?

Local 2 Investigates looks in to the high price to park at Minute Maid Park for Friday's Beyonce and Jay Z concert.

Is $80 too much for parking at Beyonce concert?

July 21, 2014: The high price to park at Friday's Beyonce and Jay Z concert raises questions. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Remembering the Stay family; accused killer's difficult defense

The last members of the Stay family who were killed July 9 in their Spring home were laid to rest this week. Investigative reporter Jace Larson takes an in-depth look at the case, remembering the victims and looking into Ronald Haskell's likely defense.

New details in suspect's past in Stay family murder case

July 18, 2014: The last members of the Stay family who were killed July 9 in their Spring home were laid to rest this week. Investigative reporter Jace Larson takes an in-depth look at the case, remembering the victims and looking into Ronald Haskell's likely defense.

Thief targets N. Houston Redbox kiosk

A movie thief in Houston targets a Redbox and replaces his rental DVD with a piece of paper, much to the consternation of the next renter.

Thief cheats Redbox system in N. Houston

July 18, 2014: A thief targets a Redbox kiosk,much to the consternation of a paying customer. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

HPD: Security guard shot by suspect near Montrose area

A security guard was rushed to the hospital Friday morning after being shot by a suspect near the Montrose area, according to Houston police.

Security guard shot at Montrose convenience store

July 18, 2014: A security guard is shot at a convenience store in the Montrose area. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Government's warning not deterring all immigrants

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

How are American tax dollars being used for Texas border crisis?

July 16, 2014: A media campaign designed to deter Central American immigrants from illegally crossing into the United States is not yet proving to be a strong enough warning for those waiting at shelters in Mexican border cities. Robert Arnold reports.

Start of shrimp season arrives with shortages expected

Gulf shrimp season starts at midnight Tuesday, but fishermen are not optimistic about what they will find.

Suspected mass shooter has history of stealing guns

Sheriff’s investigators are trying to piece together the series of events that led to murder suspect Ronald Lee Haskell Jr. getting the gun he allegedly used to murder six members of the Stay family in Spring last week.

Haskell has history of stealing weapons

July 14, 2014: A man accused of murdering six people has a history of stealing firearms. Jace Larson reports.

Thief roughs up 75-year-old Spring woman

A 75-year-old northwest Harris County woman was the victim of a home invasion over the weekend.

Pct 4: Home invasion suspect shot when gun goes off during struggle

One home invasion suspect was shot Monday morning during a struggle in northwest Harris County, according to Precinct 4 deputy constables.

Suspected home invader shot when gun goes off during struggle

July 14, 2014: A home in northwest Harris Coutny takes an unexpected turn. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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.

Lifeguard training company won't abandon use of controversial technique

Local 2 Investigates has found that a lifeguard training company, whose curriculum is taught to thousands of new lifeguards nationwide every year, uses a single controversial life-saving technique not recommended by either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Questions arise over lifeguard training

July 11, 2014: Local 2 Investigates has uncovered questions about the training that many local lifeguards are getting on the job. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

A look at alleged gunman in mass shooting's past, path, detour

July 11, 2014: Local 2 Investigates uncovered the suspect's rampage started near San Diego, where he's accused of attacking his own mother. Local 2 is now tracking the gun Ronald Lee Haskell allegedly used to a third state. Jace Larson reports.

Texans food stamp benefits used in Hawaii, Guam

A Local 2 investigation discovered Texans using hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of food stamps in tropical locations far from Texas.

Ship containing chemicals used to make weapons arrives in Port Arthur

Local 2 Investigates has learned a container ship carrying some of the ingredients to make Syria's chemical weapons arrived in Port Arthur Wednesday.

League City votes to ban housing of undocumented children

From League City to Galveston, local and county government leaders are standing their ground and sending the federal government a message as tensions mount over the growing humanitarian crisis at the border.

City votes to ban housing of undocumented children

July 8, 2014: From League City to Galveston, local and county government leaders are standing their ground and sending the federal government a message as tensions mount over the growing humanitarian crisis at the border. Robert Arnold reports.

Officials tour HISD school as possible shelter for immigrant children

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

HISD school may be shelter for undocumented kids

Congressional sources told Local 2 Investigates an empty school on Houston's north east side is being considered as a possible temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children.

Thief targets NW Houston auto shop twice in same weekend

Surveillance video catches footage of a man breaking into a store.

Trash truck crashes into toll booth in north Houston

A close call for a toll taker Monday at a toll plaza that was also the scene of another big accident involving a big rig a few months ago.

2 car accidents hit same toll booth in NW Houston

July 7, 2014: A toll booth in northwest Houston becomes the site of a crash for the second time. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Galena Park city commissioners vote to limit mayor's power

A city commissioner's meeting reverses the decisions made by the mayor of Galena Park.

Controversial changes afoot at Galena Park City Hall

July 7, 2014: Executive session leads to a wild meeting at the Galena Park City Hall. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Woman posting lost dog flier attacked in front of Family Thrift Store

Julie doesn't want Local 2 to reveal her full name because she is still worried the man who attacked  her outside of a busy, thrift store in northeast Houston will come back and kill her.

2 planes nearly collide at Bush IAH

Two commercial jets came dangerously close to each other Thursday night at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Near collision between 2 planes at Bush IAH

July 4, 2014: Two commercial jets came dangerously close to each other Thursday night at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Joel Eisenbaum reports. [Cockpit/Tower audio courtesy of LiveATC.net.]

HCSO: Minister shot & killed with his own gun during home invasion

Deputies said a man was killed with his own gun as he tried to confront an intruder at his northwest Harris County home.

Raw audio from near collision at Bush IAH

[Cockpit/Tower audio courtesy of LiveATC.net.]

Hearing shows continued gridlock over Texas border crisis

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

Hearing shows continued gridlock over Texas border crisis

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

Veteran agent says border not secure

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

Border agents discuss safety, security

July 2, 2014: A 13-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol and union representative for the National Border Patrol Council is warning Congressional leaders the border is not secure. Robert Arnold reports.

Admitted humanitarian crisis, Capitol Hill gridlock over Texas border

Republicans and Democrats continue to lock horns over how to handle the thousands of Central American immigrants caught illegally crossing our border. Robert Arnold reports.

Are Uber and Lyft cheaper than a cab?

You've heard the ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft and by now you've probably heard about the controversy in Houston. So with just a few weeks before the big city council vote Local 2 Investigates is putting those apps to the test.

Uber and Lyft cheaper than a cab?

July 1, 2014: You've heard the ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft and by now you've probably heard about the controversy in Houston. So with just a few weeks before the big city council vote Local 2 Investigates is putting those apps to the test. Jace Larson reports.

Lawmakers focus on border security

July 1, 2014: Several state and local officials were called to Austin Tuesday to testify before the State Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. Robert Arnold reports.

Lawmakers hear testimony about money, security, disease along border

Several state and local officials were called to Austin Tuesday to testify before the State Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Admitted humanitarian crisis, Capitol Hill gridlock over Texas border

Republicans and Democrats continue to lock horns over how to handle the thousands of Central American immigrants caught illegally crossing our border.

Political chess game continues amid border crisis

July 1, 2014: Government officials continue to point fingers as the crisis on the border rages on. Robert Arnold reports.

Boy hit by train recovering after surgery

A 9-year-old boy had his foot and part of his leg amputated after being run over by a train.

Boy's death punctuates danger of border crossing

June 30, 2014: A phone number written on the inside of a belt buckle helped investigators track down the family of an 11-year-old boy found dead near Texas' border with Mexico. Robert Arnold reports.

Advocates help to lower medical bills

June 30, 2014: Americans spend more than $140 billion a year in out-of-pocket expenses for hospital bills, medical fees and drug costs. Bill Spencer reports.

Boy's death punctuates danger of border crossing

A phone number written on the inside of a belt buckle helped investigators track down the family of an 11-year-old boy found dead near Texas' border with Mexico.

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