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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.

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.

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

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.

Thief steals part of restaurant’s toilet to sell as scrap metal

A barbecue restaurant manager says he’s out of about $1,600 after a thief stole parts of the urinals in his men’s bathroom Saturday afternoon.

Threats prompt Fort Bend constable to change policy

Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Constable AJ Dorr has enacted a new policy regarding officer safety following the murders of two officers in New York and a burgeoning number of threats spreading across social media.

Threats prompt Fort Bend constable to change policy

Dec. 29, 2014: A Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Constable  has enacted a new policy regarding officer safety. Robert Arnold reports

Texas DPS hopes to cut down on buzzed driving on New Year's Eve

The Texas Department of Transportation is launching a new campaign, hoping it will help keep roads in the state safe.

Skull, bones found in wooded area in NW Harris County

A disturbing discovery was made Monday after a body was found in northwest Harris County.

Skull, bones found in wooded area in NW Harris County

Dec. 29, 2014: A disturbing discovery was made Monday after a body was found in northwest Harris County. Jace Larson reports.

Officer involved in shooting at Texas City club identified

One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting outside a nightclub in Texas City.

HPD, HCSO on high alert after 2 officers ambushed, killed in New York City

The Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriffs Office responded Monday to a series of social media threats against law enforcement following the murders of two NYPD officers over the weekend.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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