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

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

License loophole allows tow violators to stay on the road

A Channel 2 investigation found a way tow companies whose licenses have been revoked can continue to operate.

Houston doctor disappears after KPRC 2 investigation

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

Houston doctor disappears after KPRC 2 investigation

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

CHAT RECAP: Your towing questions answered

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

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

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

Multiple arrests in synthetic drug case in Montgomery County

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

FBI tracking leads in armored car heist

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

Push to make heart testing mandatory at high schools

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

Halliburton list shows layoffs hitting all levels of oil patch

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

Documents reveal new information about Halliburton job cuts

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

Concerns raised over fights at HISD high school

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

Fight at Lamar High School caught on camera

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

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

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

FBI: Houston is national leader in violent bank robberies

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

Man accused of killing Iranian activist claims unfair treatment behind bars

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

Texas pet detectives work to track down dog thieves

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

Man suspected in 1999 Georgia murder case found in Houston area

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

Houston police confront evolving gang threats

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

How to avoid outrageous medical expenses

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

How to avoid outrageous medical expenses

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

Staged accident rings target Houston-area drivers

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

Staged accident rings target Houston-area drivers

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

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

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

Couple accused of leaving child in SUV

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

Family considers legal action after relative's body mistakenly released

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

Family looking for loved one's body

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

More criminals being caught due to cloud technology

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

Using the cloud to solve crimes

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

Middle schools reporting most fights on campus

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

Middle schools reporting most fights on campus

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

Houston's top DWI hot spots

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

Son of slain priest speaks from behind bars

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

Priest's son speaks from behind bars

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

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

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

What are you really getting when you order Kobe beef?

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

27 homes targeted in burglary spree

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

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

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

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

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

Local couple victim of tax fraud

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

Local couple victims of tax fraud

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

Transportation causes home values to spike

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

Where property taxes go up most in the Houston area

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

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

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

Crossing guard hit and killed by driver

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

US Marines, service members can be penalized if overpaid

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

Marines sent to collections by military

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

Best credit cards for low interest rates, fees

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

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

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

Former Secret Service agent advises on how to survive a carjacking

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

Former Secret Service agent advises on how to survive a carjacking

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

Top spots for 18-wheeler crashes in Houston

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

Where 18-wheeler crashes happen most

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

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

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

Church remembers slain pastor and family members

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

Several pothole-patched roads to get repair

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

Pothole Patrol: Are the worst spots getting fixed?

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

Pothole Patrol: Are the worst spots getting fixed?

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

Bad-tasting bacteria found in beers at Houston bars

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

Bad-tasting bacteria found in beers at Houston bars

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

What happens to video captured by police body cameras?

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

What happens to video captured by police body cameras?

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

Does draft beer give you a worse hangover?

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

Authorities raid pastor's home in Katy

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

Pastor's Katy home raided, computer seized

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

Wait list huge for Houston sidewalk repair program

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

Wait list huge for Houston sidewalk repair program

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

UPS driver tosses package, urinates on house

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

UPS delivery man urinates on home

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

System that detects wrong-way drivers to expand

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

System that detects wrong-way drivers to expand

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

Photo of winning jockey leads to criminal charges

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

Photo of winning jockey leads to criminal charges

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

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

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

Tax documents with personal information found in dumpster

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

Local tax preparer indicted after allegedly filing false tax returns

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

Tax preparer busted, clients could owe money

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

Debate over cars in Houston bayous continues

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

Debate over cars in bayou continues

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

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

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

Former HPD officers indicted in ticket scandal

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

Former HPD officers indicted in ticket scheme

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

Woman crashes truck into bayou in NW Houston

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

Police using radars that see into homes

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

Reclaiming lost items at Bush Intercontinental Airport

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

Feds move to seize buildings connected to human trafficking

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

FBI taking action on human trafficking in Houston

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

Burglary suspect fleeing deputies runs into church during Bible study

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

Burglary suspect disrupts Bible study

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

Criminal act against property going viral

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

Criminal act against property goes viral

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

Viral prank causes damage to local man's vehicle

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

Watch for pitfalls when unqualified preparers do tax return

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

Watch for pitfalls when unqualified preparers do tax return

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

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

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

Warrant served at wrong house

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor Parker supports removal of cars from Houston's bayous

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

Houston ISD teacher facing charges for allegedly choking student

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

Houston ISD teacher facing charges for allegedly choking student

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

Father accused of leaving son in car outside nightclub

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

Father accused of leaving son in car outside nightclub

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

Feud erupts at Galena Park public meeting

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

Feud erupts at Galena Park public meeting

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

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

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

Dozens of city employees almost don't receive paychecks

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

Counterfeit bills turn up at local big box stores

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

Counterfeit bills turn up at local big box stores

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

Power struggle leads to paycheck scare in Galena Park

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

Pilot who smuggled cocaine into Houston sentenced to prison

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

Pilot who smuggled cocaine into Houston sentenced to prison

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

Husband rescues wife, daughter from robbers in Meyerland

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

Teen loitering grows near Houston theater

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

Federally-investigated guardrails pass testing in San Antonio

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

Father's plea to catch son's killer

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

Troubled bar bearing country star's name shuts down

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

Toby Keith's bar closes amid controversy

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

Man in custody after he barricaded himself inside SE Houston house

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

Police: Man accused of causing crash threatened officers

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

Police: Man accused of causing crash threatened officers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Car customer complaint prompts online feud

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

How to spot email scams

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

How to protect yourself from email scams

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

Crime at Galveston Walmart causing issues for several police departments

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

Crime at Walmart store hinders Galveston PD

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

Airport accused of leaving dog on tarmac

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

United Airlines responds after dog photo goes viral

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

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.

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