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Is Uber cutting down on DWIs?

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 300,000 people drive drunk in the United States every single day.

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Disappearing victim allowed accused deputy killer to go free in 2013

Before being charged with the murder of a Harris County sheriff's deputy, Shannon Miles faced felony charges in Travis County. Miles was accused of nearly stomping a man to death in Austin, but the case was dismissed.

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Miles accused of violent assault in Austin

Sept. 1, 2015: Before being charged with the murder of a Harris County sheriff's deputy, Shannon Miles faced felony charges in Travis County. Robert Arnold reports.

Pool builder who left jobs unfinished tried to get new pool job

The attorney for a pool builder who didn’t finish area pools and skipped town says Jay Bellar had found a new job, but that job fell through after his soon-to-be employer learned about Bellar’s situation in Houston.

Pool contractor sought job in Charlotte

Sept. 1, 2015: The attorney for a pool builder who didn’t finish area pools and skipped town says Jay Bellar had found a new job, but that job fell through after his soon-to-be employer learned about Bellar’s situation in Houston. Jace Larson reports.

Accused killer of deputy gets court-appointed attorneys

Shannon Miles two court appointed attorneys met with their client for the first time Monday.

KPRC 2 tracks down pool builder who fled to North Carolina

A pool contractor who left Houston with many jobs incomplete moved to North Carolina and has filed for personal bankruptcy, a Channel 2 Investigation found.

KPRC 2 finds pool contractor in North Carolina

Aug. 31, 2015: A pool contractor who left Houston with many jobs incomplete moved to North Carolina and has filed for personal bankruptcy, a Channel 2 Investigation found. Jace Larson reports.

Defense attorneys meet with Shannon Miles

Aug. 31, 2015: Shannon Miles two court appointed attorneys met with their client for the first time Monday. Robert Arnold reports.

Driver arrested after high-speed chase in Fort Bend County

Police captured a man who led police on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon in the Fort Bend County area.

Criminal history of man accused of murdering deputy

Channel 2 Investigates has learned that the man accused of murdering Deputy Darren Goforth was once declared mentally incompetent, unable to stand trial in another case.

Shannon Miles: Criminal past and education

Aug. 31, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates has learned that the man accused of murdering Deputy Darren Goforth was once declared mentally incompetent, unable to stand trial in another case. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Unfinished pool for special needs boy completed with donated services

As Linda Comeux watched her son and granddaughter in their backyard pool, tears streamed down her face. Just one month prior she was not sure if their pool would ever get completed.

Lessons learned after pool contractor skips town

Former customers of now defunct Bellar Pools thought they did their homework when they selected a pool builder, but the company left more than a dozen homeowners with uncompleted work when it shut down and its owner left town.

Advice for big home improvement projects

Former customers of now defunct Bellar Pools thought they did their homework when they selected a pool builder, but the company left more than a dozen homeowners with uncompleted work when it shut down and its owner left town.

Community rallies to help young boy

Aug. 30, 2015: As Linda Comeux watched her son and granddaughter in their backyard pool, tears streamed down her face. Just one month prior she was not sure if their pool would ever get completed. Jace Larson reports.

Prayer, work and celebration mark 10th anniversary of Katrina

The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was marked by a day of celebration, prayer and work. Ten thousand volunteers fanned out across the city as part of a city-organized effort to show the people of New Orleans stand together in the face of adversity.

Mysteriously stabbed man crashes in parking lot at Walmart in Cypress

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after finding a man suffering from stab wounds following a crash at a Walmart in Cypress Friday afternoon.

Inspectors seize thousands of illegal animal imports

Since 2012, U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspectors have seized more than 18,000 items of animal contraband making its way by air and sea into South Texas.

Illegal animal imports in Houston

Aug. 25, 2015: Jace Larson reports.

Man wanted in at least 28 armed robberies at pharmacies

A man is being sought by authorities for a series of armed robberies at pharmacies around the Houston area.

Man wanted for 28 pharmacy robberies

Aug. 25, 2015: A man is being sought by authorities for a series of armed robberies at pharmacies around the Houston area. Robert Arnold reports.

Top schools for sex offenders living nearby

In Texas, convicted sex offenders have to follow a long set of rules and regulations when it comes to alerting the public about where they choose to live.

Sex offenders living near schools

Aug. 24, 2015: Joel Eisenbaum investigates.

Vehicles damaged when thieves target car dealership

A car dealership in The Woodlands fell prey this past weekend to thieves who stole expensive tires and wheels off of brand-new BMWs.

Parents concerned over no-bus decision

Parents raise concerns about children having to walk to school after they were rezoned following the building of a new elementary school.

Dangerous walk to Klein ISD school

Aug. 23, 2015: Parents are concerned about what they call a dangerous 2-mile walk to school for dozens of elementary school students.

Crates of animals pulled from backyard of burning home in southeast Houston

Houston firefighters rescued multiple animals from the backyard of a burning home in southeast Houston Friday.

At least 30 dogs rescued from Third Ward home

Aug. 21, 2015: Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Houston Fire Department gets new life jackets

Fire Chief Terry Garrison confirms the department owned life jackets rated for swift or fast-moving water, but instead  stocked smaller life jackets for citizens to wear on rescue boats instead during Houston's historic flooding in May.

HFD getting new life jackets

Aug. 21, 2015: Jace Larson reports.

Dogs rescued from house fire in southeast Houston

Aug. 21, 2015: Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Families see major savings on new discount dental plans

A man says he pays just $151 a year for deep discounts on every dental procedure every member of his family has done throughout the entire year.

How to save money on your dental care

Aug. 18, 2015: Bill Spencer reports.

Questions remain in Blue Bell listeria recall

There are still lingering questions surrounding the Blue Bell recall, as the creamery prepares to put its product back on shelves.

Fighting crime from the air: Could it work in Houston?

Crimes are happening in Houston nearly every day. But in most cases, the criminals are gone before police get to the scene.

Suspect arrested, charged in brother's death

A man has been arrested and charged with murder after police said he killed his brother Sunday in a southwest Houston home.

Foreign companies, governments target Houston-area trade secrets

Foreign companies and governments who steal trade secrets from businesses in the United States have cost the economy as much as a trillion dollars, according the FBI.

Houston companies a target for economic espionage

Aug. 16, 2015: Foreign companies and governments who steal trade secrets from businesses in the United States have cost the economy as much as a trillion dollars, according the FBI. Jace Larson reports.

Father finds son dead in bedroom

Aug. 16, 2015: The Houston Police Department continues to investigate a homicide in southwest Houston where a man was found dead in his bedroom. Bill Spencer reports.

DrillChem safety history

Aug. 14, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates is learning more about a company that had a chemical plant catch fire Friday in Conroe. Jace Larson reports.

Questions linger over Ship Channel oil spill

On a foggy day in March of 2014, two ships collided in the Houston Ship Channel, and nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into lower Galveston Bay and eventually washed ashore.

Testimony in Ship Channel collision

Aug. 14, 2015: On a foggy day in March of 2014, two ships collided in the Houston Ship Channel, and nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into lower Galveston Bay and eventually washed ashore. Robert Arnold reports.

Accused mass killer David Conley transferred from jail to hospital

David Conley, the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her husband and six children, has been transferred from the Harris County Jail to a hospital.

HCSO: No internal investigation into mass shooting

Aug. 14, 2015: The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Friday it has no intention to launch an internal investigation into the actions of deputies who made four trips to the home where eight people were murdered but waited 11 hours before entering. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Record-breaking political ad money coming in race for Houston mayor

The race to be the city’s next mayor is expected to be the most expensive in Houston history, with record spending on advertising, according to Rice University political scientist Mark Jones.

Record-breaking political ad money coming in race for Houston mayor

The race to be the city’s next mayor is expected to be the most expensive in Houston history, with record spending on advertising, according to Rice University political scientist Mark Jones.

Children slain in mass murder were abused in foster care, judge says

In a letter obtained by Channel 2 Investigates, Judge Glenn Devlin responded to allegations that he denied a request to keep the children of Valerie Jackson in foster care.

Accused killer David Conley speaks out in jailhouse interview with KPRC 2

For the first time since being charged with multiple counts of capital murder, David Conley spoke with Channel 2 Investigates at the Harris County Jail.

Jailhouse interview with David Conley

Aug. 11, 2015: Robert Arnold reports.

Violent history precedes massacre that killed 8

Court records show more than a decade of violence preceded Sunday's massacre of two adults and six children in northwest Harris County.

Questions about Conley's prison sentence

Aug. 10, 2015: New information after eight members of one family were killed in northwest Harris County. Robert Arnold reports.

Family of mass shooting victims speak out

A woman named Vernessa Conley said she is the wife of a Houston man accused of a heinous crime.

Identities of 6 children, 2 adults found dead in home released

Authorities have released the identities of the six children and two adults found dead in a northwest Harris County home over the weekend. The accused shooter is facing three charges of capital murder.

Source: Accused mass killer inside home for 14 hours before surrendering

Channel 2 Investigates has learned through police sources that the man accused of killing eight people over the weekend spent nearly 14 hours in the house.

Family repeatedly called for help

Aug. 10, 2015: Family members killed by David Conley tried to contact family members. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Police: Conley inside home for 14 hours

Aug. 10, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates has learned through police sources that the man accused of killing eight people over the weekend spent nearly 14 hours in the house. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Man accused of killing 6 children, 2 adults appears in court

David Conley has been charged with three counts of capital murder after six children and two adults were found dead inside a northwest Harris County home. He is being held without bond and faced a judge Monday morning.

When will Wi-Fi be installed at NRG Stadium?

From the first snap till the game clock runs out, Texans fans want to be able to share their gameday photos and videos with everyone. However, sharing those moments over a wireless system at NRG Stadium has been a source of frustration for fans.

Waiting for Wi-Fi at NRG Stadium

Aug. 9, 2015: From the first snap till the game clock runs out, Texans fans want to be able to share their gameday photos and videos with everyone. However, sharing those moments over a wireless system at NRG Stadium has been a source of frustration for fans. Robert Arnold reports.

Conley faces three counts of capital murder

Aug. 9. 2015: David Conley wasn't in court when charges against him were read by a judge. Robert Arnold reports.

No memory too small for Astrodome project

If its walls could talk, the Astrodome would recount decades of storied tales.

Houstonians preserving Astrodome memories

Houstonians had the opportunity to become part of history at the Astrodome Memory Project on Saturday.

Where to find lowest rates on auto loans

This summer, auto sales have soared in the U.S. with dealerships selling more than 17 million cars a month for the last three months straight for the first time in 15 years.

Vigil held in La Marque for missing father

Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man who hasn't been seen since July 30.

Webster police officer found not guilty of official oppression

Jurors have found Webster police officer Colin Murphy not guilty of official oppression in the 2013 arrest of a Nassau Bay man.

How secure are new chipped credit cards?

If you don't have one already, you will soon: banks will issue nearly 600 million new credit cards embedded with chips by the end of 2015.

Residents complain construction slowed to a crawl

Residents of a southwest Houston neighborhood said they are fed up with a city drainage and repaving project they complain is hampering their efforts to rebuild from the Memorial Day floods.

Residents fed up with slow road work

Aug. 3, 2015: Residents of a southwest Houston neighborhood said they are fed up with a city drainage and repaving project they complain is hampering their efforts to rebuild from the Memorial Day floods. Robert Arnold reports.

Dramatic historic flooding 911 calls released

KPRC 2 has obtained 911 calls that were made during the historic flooding on Memorial Day weekend.

Dramatic 911 calls released

Aug. 3, 2015: 911 calls during the historic Memorial Day weekend flooding have been released. Anoushah Rasta reports.

Carjacking leads to chase in southwest Houston

Police arrested a group of thieves who carjacked a woman who was celebrating her birthday Thursday in southwest Houston.

Carjacking leads to police chase

July 31, 2015: A woman who was celebrating her birthday was carjacked by a group of thieves. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Audit finds Galveston County owed millions in uncollected fees

An audit by the Texas Office of Court Administration reported Galveston County is owed approximately $56 million in uncollected money.

Power struggle in Galveston County continues

July 31, 2015: Galveston County has failed to collect a huge chunk of money that's supposed to be used for county services. Robert Arnold reports.

Vet: HCC police dog dies from complications due to heat

Houston Community College's first ever police dog has died.

Police dog dies after heat exposure

July 31, 2015: Houston Community College's first ever police dog has died. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Houston contractors offer to finish special needs child’s pool

The Comeaux family may be one step closer to finishing a pool for their adopted son Jamon. After their story aired Wednesday night on KPRC, nearly a dozen pool contractors reached out offering to help them finish Jamon’s pool.

Prestigious school admits covering up teacher's sexual abuse of students

A Houston woman became one of the leading voices that helped expose a trusted high school teacher’s decades-long pattern of sexual abusing students. According to legal filings, educator Jack Moyer sexual abused students at the prestigious American School in Japan during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Prestigious school admits covering up teacher's sexual abuse of students

July 30, 2015: A Houston woman became one of the leading voices that helped expose a trusted high school teacher’s decades-long pattern of sexual abusing students. According to legal filings, educator Jack Moyer sexual abused students at the prestigious American School in Japan during the 60s, 70s…

Video shot by officer used against him in official oppression trial

Prosecutors used video shot by Webster police Officer Colin Murphy as evidence against him in court Thursday. Murphy and two other Webster officers are charged with misdemeanor official oppression in the arrest of a Nassau Bay man who was threatening to shoot himself with a .357-caliber pistol.

Houston contractors offer to finish special needs child’s pool

The Comeaux family may be one step closer to finishing a pool for their adopted son Jamon. After their story aired Wednesday night on KPRC, nearly a dozen pool contractors reached out offering to help them finish Jamon’s pool. Bill Spencer reports.

Pool for special needs boy left unfinished when contractor disappears

The family of a 5-year-old child who is blind and cannot walk is left with a concrete-lined hole in their backyard with no plumbing or equipment to the pool and several other components left unfinished.

Pool for special needs boy left unfinished when contractor disappears

July 29, 2015: The family of a 5-year-old child who is blind and cannot walk is left with a concrete-lined hole in their backyard with no plumbing or equipment to the pool and several other components left unfinished. Jace Larson reports.

Houston considers surcharge for trash collection, recycling expenses

The city of Houston’s garbage czar wants to hit homeowners with a monthly surcharge of $15-$20 to cover a variety of expenses related to trash collection and recycling.

Memorial Day flood report paints picture of how disaster unfolded

A new report on the Memorial Day weekend flood shows the hardest rain fell at the area of Brays Bayou and Beltway 8, according to the Harris County Flood Control District. The area received 10 inches of rainfall over six hours on May 25 and 26.

Illegal dumping across Houston

July 28, 2015: The city of Houston’s garbage czar wants to hit homeowners with a monthly surcharge of $15-$20 to cover a variety of expenses related to trash collection and recycling. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Man finds woman's body covered in trash in SE Houston

Houston police are searching for clues as to what may have happened to a person whose body was found dumped in a vacant field Monday.

Tips on avoiding, escaping rip currents

They are one of the deadliest dangers at the beach, almost invisible to the untrained eye and the reason for 80 percent of the lifeguard rescues at Galveston Island: rip currents.

How to survive a rip current

July 27, 2015: They are one of the deadliest dangers at the beach, almost invisible to the untrained eye and the reason for 80 percent of the lifeguard rescues at Galveston Island: rip currents. Bill Spencer reports.

Several charged in credit card fraud investigation

Several people have been charged in a sweeping credit card fraud investigation involving several Houston and Harris County restaurants.

Restaurant customers targeted by identity thieves

July 27, 2015: Dozens of people had their credit card numbers stolen without actually losing their credit cards. Robert Arnold reports.

Local radio station says hack causes slur to appear on display

A local radio station claims it was hacked, and the result was a racial slur sent to thousands of Houston area radios.

Racial slur appears on radio displays

July 27, 2015: A local radio station claims it was hacked, and the result was a racial slur sent to thousands of Houston area radios. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

How to float out of a rip current

Bill Spencer shows you how to survive a rip current in the ocean.

Where rip currents form

Bill Spencer shows you where to be aware of rip currents when swimming in the ocean.

Police: Teenage girl shot through bedroom window in La Porte

A teenage girl is shot in her bedroom around 4 a.m. Monday at a house on Avington Road in La Porte, police say.

Teen girl shot in leg by stray bullet

July 27, 2015: A teenage girl is shot in her bedroom around 4 a.m. Monday at a house on Avington Road in La Porte. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

How to prevent car sunroofs from shattering spontaneously

Channel 2 Investigates looked into a very real danger for Houston drivers: sunroofs that spontaneously explode, sending broken glass flying right at drivers.

Exploding sunroofs on cars and SUVs

July 24, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates looked into a very real danger for Houston drivers: sunroofs that spontaneously explode, sending broken glass flying right at drivers. Amy Davis reports.

Lafayette shooting prompts security questions about local theaters

Matinee moviegoers in Houston seemed unfazed Friday, hours after a fatal shooting at a theater in Lafayette, La.

Body discovery renews bayou cars debate

A body found inside a car on Sims Bayou on Thursday has renewed the debate over what to do about the dozens of vehicles still underwater.

Body discovery renews bayou cars debate

July 24, 2015: A body found inside a car in Sims Bayou on Thursday renewed the debate over what to do about the dozens of vehicles still underwater. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Lafayette shooting prompts security concerns at local theaters

July 24, 2015: A fatal shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana has led to questions about security in and around theaters. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

How safe are Houston playgrounds?

Channel 2 Investigates visits playgrounds around Houston to find out what kind of safety hazards may be getting overlooked at playgrounds.

Mistakes on insurance reports lead to massive price increases

In late April, Gwendolyn Jones starting shopping for a better rate on her auto insurance. When the first company she called came back with a higher premium than expected, Jones knew something was wrong.

Mistakes on insurance reports lead to massive price increases

July 22, 2015: In late April, Gwendolyn Jones starting shopping for a better rate on her auto insurance. When the first company she called came back with a higher premium than expected, Jones knew something was wrong. Robert Arnold reports.

Tutorial: How to request CLUE report, correct errors

Watch Robert Arnold's tutorial of how to request a CLUE report and correct errors.

How to bypass lines at DPS

The legend of long wait times at the driver’s license office is being written by people who are in and out in just a matter of minutes.

Fastest DPS locations in town

July 21, 2015: Jace Larson shows how to avoid waiting hours in line when you need to get a new driver's license.

Houston restaurant chain stung by counterfeiters

Counterfeit money has been a problem since the Civil War; almost every business has dealt with this crime to one degree or another. However, counterfeit cash is forcing Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers to tell its customers, 'no more big bills.'

Counterfeit cash prompts restaurant to change policy

July 21, 2015: Counterfeit cash is forcing Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers to tell its customers, 'no more big bills.' Robert Arnold reports.

How to escape a house fire safely

It is a startling statistic, but every day, house fires kill an average of seven people in this country, for an average of a little more than 2,500 people per year. Most are fast moving fires that often break out at night, blinding you with thick, black smoke.

Getting out of a house fire alive

July 20, 2015: It is a startling statistic, but every day, house fires kill an average of seven people in this country, for an average of a little more than 2,500 people per year. Bill Spencer reports.

Former Houston police officer pleads guilty to drug charge

A former Houston police officer has been convicted of a drug charge after admitting to helping her then-boyfriend with a cocaine deal last year.

Former HPD officer guilty in drug case

July 20, 2015: A former Houston police officer arrested on drug charges faces 40 years in prison. Robert Arnold reports.

Final report on Southwest Inn fire finds eight contributing factors

A final report, detailing the events that led to the death of four Houston firefighters in May 2013 has been released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medical clinic employee accused of trying to record woman in bathroom

A medical clinic employee has admitted trying to record video of an MRI patient without her clothes on, police said.

Man accused of hiding camera in bathroom

July 20, 2015: A medical clinic employee has admitted trying to record video of an MRI patient without her clothes on, police said. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Pct. 4 responds after video surfaces of officer punching teen

A violent incident between a teenager and a Precinct 4 deputy constable was caught on camera.

Pct. 4 responds after scuffle caught on camera

July 20, 2015: The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office responds after a scuffle caught on camera surfaced on social media. Robert Arnold reports.

Accused killer facing more charges

July 20, 2015: A man accused of fatally shooting a security guard faces even more charges. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Scuffle with Precinct 4 deputy constables caught on camera

July 19, 2015: A violent incident between a teenager and a Precinct 4 deputy constable was caught on camera. Bill Spencer reports.

Homegrown extremism and what we can do about it

Houston's Muslim community is taking steps to eradicate extremism after a local man is arrested for his alleged ties to ISIS. Channel 2 Investigates speaks to Muslim leaders and a mother whose son died in Syria fighting with extremists. 

Homegrown extremism and what we can do about it

Houston's Muslim community is taking steps to eradicate extremism after a local man is arrested for his alleged ties to ISIS. Channel 2 Investigates speaks to Muslim leaders and a mother whose son died in Syria fighting with extremists. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Man arrested in fatal shooting of security guard appears in court

A man facing several charges for the shooting death of a security guard at a southeast Houston apartment complex appeared in court Monday.

Fire chief to reevaluate swift water rescue training following Channel 2 investigation

The Houston Fire Department’s Chief says he will work to find more swift water training opportunities and will reevaluate how much swift water training firefighters receive, following the deaths of three citizens when a rescue boat that capsized during the Memorial Day weekend flooding.

Fire chief to reevaluate swift water rescue training following Channel 2 investigation

The Houston Fire Department’s Chief says he will work to find more swift water training opportunities and will reevaluate how much swift water training firefighters receive, following the deaths of three citizens when a rescue boat that capsized during the Memorial Day weekend flooding. Jace Larson…

Bailiff under investigation for texting during trial

Text messages between a bailiff and a Harris County prosecutor triggered a hearing before a judge and an internal affairs investigation by the Sheriff's Office. The text messages came during a DWI trial.

Bailiff under investigation for texting during trial

July 15, 2015: Text messages between a bailiff and a Harris County prosecutor triggered a hearing before a judge and an internal affairs investigation by the Sheriff's Office. The text messages came during a DWI trial. Robert Arnold reports.

Veterinarian accused of animal abuse turns herself into authorities

A veterinarian accused of animal abuse turned herself in to Waller County authorities Wednesday. 

Tens of thousands of defendants living out on bond

There were 77,395 accused criminals out on bond in Harris County, according to a rarely publicized report from the county’s justice information management system run July 6.

Out on bond hot spots

July 14, 2015: Tens of thousands of defendants are living out on bond in the Houston area. Jace Larson reports.

Fraudulent bank charges popping up on several accounts

KPRC 2 viewers contacted the station, asking about mysterious charges appearing on their bank accounts from a movie company in Mexico.

Fraudulent charges to credit, debit cards

July 14, 2015: Area citizens are being targeted by a mysterious charge from what appears to be a movie theater in Mexico. Robert Arnold reports.

Airplane parachute system credited for saving lives

A bizarre crash landing in a north Harris County neighborhood last week involved an airplane safety device that could one day be used on commercial airline jets.

Airplane parachute system lauded for saving lives

July 13, 2015: A bizarre crash landing in a north Harris County neighborhood last week involved an airplane safety device that could one day be used on commercial airline jets. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Hockley veterinarian to turn herself in Wednesday

A Waller County woman accused of animal abuse did not turn herself in Monday after all.

Veteran says monument has mistakes

A Houston-area monument designed to honor our Armed Forces has gotten off to a rocky start.

Veteran says monument has mistakes

July 13, 2015: A Houston-area monument designed to honor our Armed Forces has gotten off to a rocky start. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Second fire captain claims flood rescues delayed

A second Houston Fire Department captain is on record saying he believes there were issues that hampered response efforts during the late May floods.

Second HFD captain claims flood rescues were delayed

July 13, 2015: A second Houston Fire Department captain is on record saying he believes there were issues that hampered response efforts during the late May floods. Jace Larson reports.

'Ransomware' a growing threat to businesses, individuals

Small businesses are being increasingly targeted by a malicious code that locks computer files and forces victims to pay a ransom. The FBI calls this crime "ransomware."

HFD emails contradict mayor's swift water training claims

Emails that appear to be written by a member of the Houston Fire Department's leadership show firefighters were told they had to use their own money and time to attend training for swift water rescues, because the city did not have training money.

Firefighters asked for water rescue training in email

July 10, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates has obtained new emails from the Houston Fire Department that show firefighters asked for specialized water rescue training and were denied. Jace Larson reports.

Investigation into capsized HFD boat

July 10, 2015: Channel 2 Investigates continues to dig up new information regarding the Memorial Day flood and the city's response. Jace Larson reports.

Horses seized from veterinarian's property in Hockley

The Waller County District Attorney's office executed a warrant Friday on a veterinarian's property in the Hockley area and seized several horses.

Warrant served after alleged horse neglect in Hockley

July 10, 2015: The Waller County District Attorney's office executed a warrant Friday on a veterinarian's property in the Hockley area and seized several horses. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

HFD rescue crews lacked boats and life jackets during Memorial Day flood

Internal fire department records show a senior Houston Fire Department captain wrote there were not enough life jackets or rescue boats available to first responders during the Memorial Day flood and he couldn't properly communicate on his radio during the initial response.

Parents warned about dangers of 'sextortion'

Federal agents are warning parents to pay close attention to their children's online connections in light of a growing crime trend known as "sextortion."

HFD rescue crews lacked boats and life jackets during Memorial Day flood

A senior Houston Fire Department captain says on the day of the Memorial Day flood, there were not enough life jackets or rescue boats and he couldn't properly communicate on his radio during the initial response. Jace Larson reports. 

New questions about HFD flood rescue training

Multiple sources tell Channel 2 Investigates Houston firefighters are not receiving "real-world" swift-water training on boats used for flood rescues. The new claims come less than 24 hours after Channel 2 Investigates revealed an internal fire department report that showed serious problems with…

Dangerous safety hazards found at city pools

The city of Houston doubles the number of pool inspectors on staff during the summer months, but rarely are those resources used to check any of the city’s 37 public pool facilities, Channel 2 Investigates finds.

Dangerous safety hazards at local pools

July 7, 2015: The city of Houston doubles the number of pool inspectors on staff during the summer months, but rarely are those resources used to check any of the city’s 37 public pool facilities, Channel 2 Investigates finds. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

FBI seeks more sextortion victims of convicted man

The FBI is hoping to locate 240 more victims of a man convicted of using online threats to extort pornographic images from teenage girls, including victims in Texas.

FBI tracking new online crime trend

July 7, 2015: The FBI is hoping to locate 240 more victims of a man convicted of using online threats to extort pornographic images from teenage girls, including victims in Texas. Robert Arnold reports.

Elderly couple terrorized during Meyerland home invasion

An elderly couple was terrorized by a lone gunman during an early morning home invasion in the Meyerland area.

Chemical plant that caught fire had past problems

A chemical plant fire that ignited Saturday night in rural Waller County happened at a facility that has been cited previously for violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

PD: Man posed as doctor, had no license to practice medicine

A Houston man faced a judge Monday after being accused of treating patients at an East End medical clinic even though he is not a state licensed physician.

OBGYN barred from delivering babies

July 3, 2015: The Texas Medical Board has restricted the license of a Brazoria County OBGYN after several newborns died or were harmed during delivery. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

OBGYN restricted from delivering babies due to allegations of unsafe practices

The Texas Medical Board has restricted the license of a Brazoria County OBGYN after several newborns died or were harmed during delivery.

What passengers have to say about TSA at Houston airports

About 16 million travelers pass though security checkpoints at Houston's William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental airports annually, according to the TSA, but those passengers sometimes report a little turbulence when it comes to the agency.

TSA complaints from travelers

July 2, 2015: About 16 million travelers pass though security checkpoints at Houston's William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental airports annually, according to the TSA, but those passengers sometimes report a little turbulence when it comes to the agency. Jace Larson reports.

Man charged with murder in death of girlfriend's 4-year-old son

A man is facing murder charges after his girlfriend's child was found unresponsive and suffering from multiple chest and stomach injuries at his southeast Houston residence.

New details in murder-suicide involving ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton

Channel 2 Investigates has learned more about the criminal history of Darryl Hamilton's girlfriend, the woman who police say killed him and then herself. Audio of the 911 call made by her ex-husband on the day of the shootings was also released.

Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton killed by girlfriend in murder-suicide, police say

The Pearland Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide after former MLB player Darryl Hamilton and his girlfriend were found fatally shot inside their home.

Highway 225 at Allen Genoa reopens after fatal truck wreck

The westbound lanes of Highway 225 at Allen Genoa have reopened after a fatal truck accident involving a Hazmat spill.

Embattled convention chief arrested again

Harris County court records show the head of the Pasadena Convention Center is facing two felony DWI charges stemming from incidents occurring in two cities.

Deputies arrest man after standoff in N. Harris County

A standoff with deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Office ended peacefully at a motorcycle shop Friday.

Second teen found guilty in satanic killing of 15-year-old girl

The teen who was on trial for the satanic ritual killing of a teen girl has been found guilty and has been given an automatic life sentence.

New technology curbs dangers of high-speed chases

They're dangerous, unpredictable, and too often, they turn deadly: high-speed chases.

Possible ending to power struggle in Galveston County

A 10-month dispute between several judges and the Galveston County commissioners appears to have ended Saturday.

Galveston County Commissioners locked in legal battle with judges

A power struggle between judges and Galveston County Commissioners prompted a special session Saturday.

Texas Supreme Court unanimously rules drainage fee proposition misleading

The Supreme Court of Texas has sided with a group of Houstonians who argue a 2010 proposition that led to a drainage fee levied on property owners was misrepresented by Mayor Annise Parker.

Power struggle in Galveston County

June 12, 2015: A fight between several judges and the county commissioners rages in Galveston County. Robert Arnold reports.

Court rules on drainage fee lawsuit

June 12, 2015: Courts make a decision on the fate of a controversial fee for Houston homeowners. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Could your vehicle have 'hidden' warranty?

Warranty work is part of the daily routine for auto shop owner Dennis Raghunandan. But he recently came across a "hidden" warranty for a customer who was about to pay thousands for repairs.

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Animal remains found dumped in Friendswood

The Houston Humane Society is warning pet owners to keep close watch on their animals if they live in the Friendswood area.

Animal remains dumped in neighborhood

June 8, 2015: Families in Friendswood are on edge after finding dead pets dumped in their neighborhood. Bill Spencer reports.

Green tap water concerns Sienna Plantation residents

Some residents have been dealing with green-tinted water coming out of their taps since mid-April, and they are choosing not to drink the water.

Green tap water concerns Sienna Plantation residents

June 8, 2015: Some residents have been dealing with green-tinted water coming out of their taps since mid-April, and they are choosing not to drink the water. Jace Larson reports.

Man follows woman leaving store in Conroe

June 5, 2015: A woman was scared for her life when a man followed her for miles after leaving a department store. Robert Arnold reports.

Woman's warning goes viral

A Montgomery County woman posted a warning on Facebook that has been shared thousands of times. The warning involves an incident that happened in Conroe on Wednesday.

Texas storm surge plan mired in delays

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike roared ashore, bringing with it a wall of water that caused more than $50 billion in damage and claimed dozens of lives. Two months after Ike made landfall, Gov. Rick Perry announced the creation of the Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal.

Experts give tips on how to avoid buying flood-damaged vehicles

It was a historic storm that pounded Houston with torrential rain and surging waters. Thousands of cars were stranded, stalled and submerged after being abandoned by drivers seeking higher ground.

Fraud alert: Avoiding flooded cars

June 3, 2015: It was a historic storm that pounded Houston with torrential rain and surging waters. Thousands of cars were stranded, stalled and submerged after being abandoned by drivers seeking higher ground. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

FBI flies surveillance planes over Houston

June 2, 2015: The FBI is using a surveillance program in the skies above Houston. Robert Arnold reports.

Lawmakers seeking answers from Takata, U.S. on faulty air bags

Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the progress of a recall of millions of defective air bags, pointing out that it's still unclear what's causing the air bags to rupture, which vehicles need repairs and whether replacement air bags are truly safe.

Congressional hearing on airbag recall

June 2, 2015: Members of Congress are demanding answers from the company that manufactures airbag safety equipment. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

TSA security failures spark concerns

Travel concerns are rising across the country after an alarming report gives airport screeners a failing grade at keeping travelers safe in the air.

TSA security failures spark concerns

June 2, 2015: Travel concerns are rising across the country after an alarming report gives airport screeners a failing grade at keeping travelers safe in the air. Jace Larson reports.

Channel 2 investigation will lead to new state law

A Channel 2 investigation that began in November 2013 is leading the passage of a new state law regarding private university police departments.

Deputies: Woman found shot, slumped over steering wheel in Katy

Deputies are investigating after a 20-year-old woman was found shot to death outside a drug store in the Katy area early Friday, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Parents rescue 10 children from house fire in NE Houston

May 25, 2015: Ten children were rescued from a burning house in northeast Houston and taken to a hospital. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Guns seized after Waco shootout being tested

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive's Houston office is taking the lead on tracing all of the guns found to determine if any can be connected to cases that go well beyond the Waco area.

FDA warned Blue Bell about contamination risk six years ago

Channel 2 Investigates requested inspection reports from the FDA dating back to 2009 in the weeks following the Blue Bell ice cream recall. The documents, which the FDA made public on Thursday, show problems observed with precautionary measures in both the Brenham and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma,…

$5 million worth of property reported lost by government agencies

Channel 2 investigative reporter Robert Arnold has been tracking down government assets reported as lost by Houston area public agencies for several years. In a follow up investigation, Arnold reveals which agencies are now making changes to their record keeping process.

Mother faces charges after police launch search for son

A Houston woman was arrested Tuesday and faces criminal charges after police launched a search for her 3-year-old son.

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