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Students donate 99 bears to be used to comfort children in ambulances

The second graders at The Shlekner School have been raising money to buy teddy bears for the Houston Fire Department.

Spring Branch ISD: Teacher's aide fired after bus incident

A teacher's aide has been fired at Wilchester Elementary School and detectives are investigating whether it may be tied to how the aide handled a student waiting in line for the bus. 

Man accused of stealing 70-year-old's car appears in court

A man accused of throwing a woman out of her car, and then stealing it, appeared in court Thursday.

Dogs rescued from Bay City home up for adoption at Houston Humane Society

Nearly 30 animals rescued in Matagorda County by the Houston Humane Society are available for adoption.

Houston native records first-ever theme song for HLSR

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is getting it’s first-ever theme song in 2015. The man tapped to create the anthem is George Ducas, a recording artist who grew up in West U.

Surveillance video shows person trying to jimmy front door of salon

The owner of a salon is hoping KPRC 2 viewers can identify the person who tried to break into her business Thursday morning.

Humble Police searching for armed bank robber

An armed bank robber is on the run in Humble.

Drug bust leads to arrests at two Fort Bend County businesses

A crackdown on synthetic drugs in Fort Bend County led to two arrests at local businesses.

Taco Bell robber caught on camera

The Chambers County Sheriff's Office has released a surveillance picture of a man who robbed a Taco Bell.

Group that provides health care for low-income Houstonians holds fundraiser

A community-based health care organization called El Centro de Corazon is making a big difference in Houston.

HCSO: Mom stabs 4-year-old son

A 4-year-old is fighting for his life after he was stabbed by his mother, according to Harris County deputies.

US Airways flight from Houston forced to land 60 miles from destination

Passengers on a US Airways flight operated by PSA Airways were forced to land nearly 60 miles away from their intended final destination this week.

Houston specialist makes device for conjoined twins

Physical therapists and nurses have been doing everything they could to make the Mata twins comfortable for months to promote healing and be ready for their separation surgery.

Police: Drivers report their car windows were shot out on East Freeway

Houston police say two drivers reported that their car windows were shot out on Interstate 10 in east Houston.

Chilly overnight but weekend will warm up nicely

Chilly tonight as mostly clear skies will help temperatures drop quickly into the 40s after sunset so make sure to bundle up if you are headed to the BBQ Cook-off tonight, it'll be in the low 40s by 9pm. Overnight lows will again fall into the mid to low 30s to start Friday.

Spanish Trail Riders to end 109-mile journey in Memorial Park for HLSR

The Spanish Trail riders are making their way to Memorial Park for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Harris County orders Club Eclipse night club to reduce crime

Violence outside a night club has Harris County taking action and forcing the owner to shape up or shut down.

Jeep plows into businesses in Galleria area

A shopping center near the Galleria turned into a mess Thursday afternoon after a car plowed into one business, and ended up inside another.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks new roads, jobs in interview with KPRC 2

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s remarks on transportation drew the most attention during his State of the State address Thursday in Houston.

Texas firefighter suspended after dead dogs photo goes viral

A volunteer firefighter in Royse City outside of Dallas is getting backlash for shooting two dogs and posting pictures of the dead animals on Facebook.

Conroe FD: 3 houses intentionally set on fire

Three houses are intentionally set on fire in Conroe Wednesday evening, according to the Conroe Fire Department. 

HPD looking for up to 4 men after 3 people shot to death in SE Houston

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of three men in the Sunny side area Wednesday evening.

Dickinson PD: Burglary suspect arrested after leading police on chase

A man accused of burglarizing a home in the Dickinson area, then leading police on a chase Wednesday night has been arrested.

Deputies: Woman accidentally runs over, kills mother

A woman died in an accident Wednesday evening, after her daughter ran her over.

Free Press Summer Fest 2015 lineup includes Skrillex, R. Kelly

The Free Press Summer Fest 2015 lineup released Wednesday includes artists and bands such as Skrillex, Weezer, R. Kelly and Steve Angelo. 

Restaurant chain James Coney Island victim of TV thefts

A 92-year-old local restaurant chain wants justice it says thieves stole television sets from several of its locations in the past year.

Police cruiser struck by motorist in northwest Houston

A Houston police officer was involved in accident with another driver while heading to a call in northwest Houston early Thursday.

Pasadena ISD: Mother pulls gun on high school student

A mother pulled a gun on a female student after the student got into a fight with her daughter, according to the Pasadena Independent School District. 

New smartphone apps to help plan out vacations

The cold winter weather dipping into Southeast Texas has a lot of folks daydreaming about spring break. And with the right smartphone apps, planning a vacation is easier than ever.

HPD: 2 arrested after carjacking man with fake gun, leading police on chase

Two men are behind bars after police say they carjacked a man at a gas station and led police on a chase through northeast Houston.

Man, rescue group save Chihuahua's life

A precious pup, thrown from the window of a pickup truck, had her life spared not once but twice.

Trail riders come to the Houston Rodeo on horses and in wagons

The Rodeo Houston parade is Saturday morning and it’s an event that draws trail riders from all over the area.

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.

Family says woman stabbed, killed in apartment was mother of 2

Police are investigating the death of a woman found stabbed inside her Greenspoint apartment Wednesday.  

Galleria to get major overhaul, new luxury stores

Houston's top shopping destination is getting a major overhaul. KPRC 2 got an exclusive first look at the Galleria's multimillion-dollar renovation, including details on the newest luxury stores on the way.

Police investigating after man hit, killed by train in NE Houston

A man was hit and killed on the railroad tracks near Bennington Street and Hirsch Road in northeast Houston on Wednesday afternoon, according to Houston police. 

City council approves new contract with Houston Police Officer's Union

City council has approved a new 3 1/2-year contract with The Houston Police Officer's Union

Flights canceled as Southwest Airlines planes go through maintenance

Flights are being canceled after Southwest Airlines voluntarily grounded more than a hundred of its planes due to a maintenance issue.

Four arrested in prostitution stings

Four people were arrested during prostitution stings at five locations in Montgomery County.

Thief steals, uses reserve deputy's debit card numbers to buy gift cards

Shopping is not a crime, but police say it becomes one when you’re caught shopping on someone else’s dime, using a debit card number that doesn't belong to you.

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.

Texas Equusearch looking for 2 Baytown teens missing for over a week

Alex Chavez, 18, and Jarvis Morgan Jr., 17, have been missing for more than a week. Texas Equusearch volunteers have spent days canvassing the Baytown area, helping police search for the boys.

Bank robbery suspects on the run in west Houston

Authorities are investigating what they say was a takeover-style bank robbery in west Houston.

Help find a cure for breast cancer with tissue donation

The call is going out to women of all ethnic backgrounds. Doctors and researchers in Houston are hoping you can help them find a cure for breast cancer.

Reward offered for suspect wanted in home burglary in Kingsbridge subdivision

Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect involved in a home burglary case in the area.

Cell phone tracking app helps police catch suspected burglar

A teenager is facing burglary charges after a burglary victim used the "Find my iPhone" app on his phone.

Montgomery County DA: Expect more drug-related arrests in MISD

The Montgomery County District Attorney said to expect more arrests soon in connection to illegal drugs in the Montgomery Independent School District. 

Rice University volunteer coaches to row across the Atlantic

Two Rice University Rowing Club volunteer coaches have entered a 3,000 mile rowing race that will take them across the Atlantic in December. 

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.

GCSO arrests man after 6-month investigation, find drugs and syringes in home

A man was charged with manufacturing and delivering of a controlled substance Tuesday after a six-month investigation, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

Driver dead after being thrown from pickup in east Houston

A driver is dead after police say he was thrown from his pickup that went down an embankment this morning in east Houston.

Liberty County Marine delivers baby during hike

A U.S. Marine from Cleveland, Texas, had an unexpected mission while going on a hike: Delivering a baby.

Armed thieves ransack smoke shop, pistol-whip store clerk

Four masked gunmen are on the loose after robbing a smoke shop in northwest Houston Wednesday morning and beating the store clerk.

HISD reports test errors for Gifted and Talented program

Houston Independent School District is reporting issues with the Iowa exam for its kindergarteners.

Memorial services announced for fallen firefighter captain

A public memorial service for fallen Houston Fire Department Capt. Dwight W. Bazile will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.

3 arrested in NY, Florida in plot to join Islamic State

Federal officials say three men have been taken into custody in the United States on charges they plotted to travel overseas to join the Islamic State.

HPD: Suspects ambush, shoot cook at Little Bitty Burger Barn in NW Houston

Houston police are searching for two suspects who held up and shot the cook of a fast food restaurant in northwest Houston early Wednesday.  Part of the incident was captured on surveillance video.

Winning $2.5 million scratch-off ticket sold in Clute

A Clute resident won $2.5 million on a scratch-off ticket.

Child left in unlocked car, Houston woman charged

A Houston woman has been arrested after allegedly leaving a child in an unlocked, running car.

Reward offered for information on death of man found lying near roadway

Crime Stoppers, investigators with the Tomball Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the Harris County Sheriff's Office need the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for the homicide of a man found lying on the side of a road in Tomball.  Watch the live stream on Click2Houston.com.

New procedure promises natural-looking lip enhancement

The days of “duck face” are now a thing of the past thanks to a new, more natural-looking lip enhancement procedure.

Smash and grab in Midtown ends in crash across street

Three men are on the run after attempting a smash and grab in midtown, then crashing right across the street.

Astronauts take 2nd spacewalk for cable, lube job

Beginning at 6:10 a.m., a 6.5 hour spacewalk begins outside the International Space Station.  We’re going to have live pictures at 6:30 a.m. and throughout the show.

Southwest grounding 128 planes over missed inspections

Southwest Airlines says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.

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.

HPD investigating fatal shooting at SW Houston apartment complex

The Houston Police Department is responding to a fatal shooting that happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend

A former Marine has been convicted in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend at a shooting range.

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.

How to score free, cheap spring break vacation

Spring break is just a couple weeks away, so if your mind is already drifting toward thoughts of a warm family getaway, you can score free and cheap vacations by maximizing the purchases you already make.

Mother disputing son's haircut with Texas school district

A Texas mother is demanding an apology after an Assistant Principal drew on her son's head with a marker.

Lee High School employee suspended after photo of sex act surfaces

An employee at HISD's Lee High School has been suspended after a photograph surfaced on social media allegedly showing her having sex with a student.

Rodeo warning: Don't drink and drive

Rodeo Houston concerts officially start March 3. For the next 20 days after that, NRG Stadium will be packed with people enjoying everything the event has to offer -- including alcohol.

White powder found at Deer Park business harmless

The Deer Park Police Department is investigating after reports of a suspicious suspicious substance being found.

HISD could lose millions in federal funding under new bill

The Houston Independent School District could lose millions of dollars in federal aid if a new bill gets approved. The drop in funding would impact 262 HISD campuses. 

PD: Video shows man robbing boy outside school in Spring Branch

KPRC 2 News has obtained surveillance video of a 13-year-old boy getting robbed at gunpoint outside Treasure Forest Elementary School in Spring Branch ISD.

It's official: Rodeo time in Houston underway

Tuesday marks the official kickoff of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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.

Students poked with needles at Klein Intermediate School

An investigation is underway at Klein Intermediate school after five students were poked with needles.

Houston police investigate 3 possibly connected robberies

Houston police are investigating three robberies that happened late Monday into early Tuesday morning in north central Houston. Police tell KPRC 2 that the three could be related.

HCSO investigating after fatal game room shooting

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened at a game room Monday.

Man saves friend from fiery crash in Spring

A Spring man is being called a hero after pulling his friend from a burning car Monday night.

Life Flight responding to wreck on I-10 East and San Jacinto River

Delays of up to an hour are expected after a wreck on Interstate 10 East at the San Jacinto River has closed the freeway in both directions.

CPS takes custody of sibling of twin girls who died after found in bathtub

Children's Protective Services has taken legal custody of the sibling of twin girls who died after being found unresponsive in a tub of water at a Pearland home.

Man accused of fatally stabbing family member during altercation

Houston police have arrested a suspect they say fatally stabbed one of his family members during an altercation on Sunday.

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

The White House has notified Senate that President Barack Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill.

NYPD officers honor Texas girl who sent cards to police

Teary-eyed New York City police officers honored a 10-year-old Texas girl Tuesday who sent hundreds of thank you cards to the NYPD after two officers were fatally shot.

Family jumps from apartment window to escape 2-alarm fire

A mother and two children were forced to jump from the window of a burning apartment Tuesday morning.

Senate leaders want billions in tax cuts

The head of the Texas Senate and the chamber's chief budget writer are promising $4.6 billion in property and business tax cuts for the 2016-17 budget cycle.

Accident cleared on Highway 290 westbound at Pinemont

All main lanes of Highway 290 westbound at Pinemont were temporarily shut down due to a two-vehicle accident.

Sketch released in sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

Investigators say the man in the sketch sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

Yes! Finishing Touch put to the test

We don't want you to waste money on a product that doesn't work, so we're testing them for you. The Yes! Finishing Touch was our first product to experiment with.

Spam email threatens arrest, claims to be from Texas attorney general

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging Texans to look out for spam emails claiming to be from the Attorney General Office and threatening arrest. 

Apple's new multicultural emojis almost a reality

Emojis are getting more diverse.

Keys to getting a good night's sleep

One in every four people out there will struggle to fall asleep tonight.

Huntsville residents surprised to see snow fall

Late Monday evening hours of raw wet weather turned into a treat for some Huntsville residents.

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.

Snow, icy rain make way through North Texas

North Texas is feeling the punch from the latest winter blast that has swept into the region.

Robber targets UH students at dorm

University of Houston police are hoping some newly released surveillance photos will help them identify a man wanted for robbing two students.

Man charged with murder after assault victim dies

A Houston man is facing murder charges after an alleged assault turned fatal.

Houston-area school delays and closings for Tuesday

See a list of school delays and closings for Tuesday around the Houston area.

Man found dead in burned home in Rosenberg

Investigators think a deadly house fire on Monday in Rosenberg may have been started by a man trying to keep warm.

Two men wanted for stealing cell tower batteries, selling them for cash

Houston police have a warrant out for two men accused of stealing batteries from several AT&T cell towers in the Houston area, and selling them for cash.

'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies after accident

A representative for Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," says Woolf has died.

Freezing rain advisory Monday night N. of Houston

Temperatures in Houston will stay slightly above freezing, but areas north of the city could see freezing temperatures by Monday night, increasing the threat for freezing rain or drizzle on bridges and overpasses.

Vehicles damaged after fuel mix-up in Katy

Several people pumped what they thought was gasoline into their cars at a RaceWay in Katy but quickly found out it was actually diesel.

Man arrested after allegedly posing as cop

The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged a man they said has been pretending to be a police officer and assaulting people in the southwest Houston area.

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.

Tenaris to suspend operations at Conroe mill, layoffs announced

Tenaris announced it is suspending operations at its mill in Conroe and about 230 employees will lose their jobs on April 24.

City officials reach milestone in clearing backlogged rape kits

Over 6,000 rape kits that have gone untested in the City of Houston, some of them since the 1980s, have been accounted for and information from each has been added to a national DNA registry, city officials said Monday.

Sharpstown High School principal reinstated, cleared of allegations

Sharpstown High School Principal Robert Gasparello was back on campus Monday after being cleared of allegations that he assaulted several students.

Man accused in stabbing death appears in court

The man accused of fatally stabbing a woman, then leaving her body inside an apartment closet faced a judge Monday.

Conjoined twins separated successfully at Texas Children's Hospital

Texas conjoined twins have been separated in a surgery that’s never been successful before. Texas Children's Hospital released information at midnight that the conjoined twins were successfully separated last week.

Houston area pastor named in sexual assault lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed against a Houston area pastor accused of molesting and sexually assaulting at least six young girls.

Second twin found unresponsive in bathtub dies

The second twin found unresponsive in a bathtub at a Pearland home last week has died. The 15-month-old was taken off life-support at 6 p.m. Sunday and was declared dead a short time later. Her sister died Tuesday.

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.

TxDOT preparing for possibility of icy roads

Driving conditions were safe in Montgomery County on Monday, but that could change.

Galveston PD releases photos of wanted home invasion suspects

The Galveston Police Department released photos of two men wanted in a violent home invasion that happened on Feb. 17.

Most wanted sex offender captured in San Antonio

One of the top 10 most wanted sex offenders in Texas has been arrested.

Man receives hefty prison sentence in bank 'jugging' crimes

A man connected to a series of "bank jugging" crimes was handed a hefty prison sentence Monday.
Marvin Rue pleaded guilty and received a 25-year prison term.

Skincare hacks that could save you hundreds

Ladies: what's in your makeup bag? Beauty products can be pricey. Add up the cost of all those moisturizers, toners, masks and cleaners: and you can easily spend a small fortune. But consumer expert Amy Davis got some Houston beauty experts to share their skincare hacks.

Accident cleared on 610 East Loop south at Clinton Drive

All southbound lanes of the 610 East Loop were temporarily closed at Clinton Drive after an 18-wheeler overturned.

4 dead, 1 wounded in murder-suicide in Killeen

Four people were found shot to death in a neighborhood in Killeen and another was hospitalized in what police Monday were calling an apparent murder-suicide.

US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

Disney park tickets on the rise as attendance remains strong

Admission into the happiest places on Earth just got pricier.

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.

Half-priced Houston Rodeo Carnival tickets on sale

The deadline for half-priced tickets to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo carnival is quickly approaching.

'Birdman' wins Oscar for best picture

"Birdman" takes home top honors from the Oscars.

Do 'relaxation' drinks really work?

Sales of so-called relaxation drinks topped $150 million last year alone. But critics question whether you can really find relaxation in the soda aisle.

Man charged with murder after Heights shooting

A man accused of shooting another man to death in The Heights has been charged with murder.

Pearland girl uses birthday to collect pet food for cats, dogs in need

Mia Ruffino turned 11 years old last week, but she didn't ask for presents herself.

Stars wave to fans as they arrive at a suspenseful Oscars

The Oscar movies this year may be small, but they're packing a lot of drama.

Community members honor fallen HFD captain

Houston Fire Department Capt. Dwight W. Bazile is being remembered the day after his death.

8 Spring ISD employees resign, three fired after scheduling errors

The Spring Independent School District board approved the termination of three administrators at a special meeting Sunday morning. This brings the total number of employees leaving the school district to eleven. 

Houston Fire Department

HFD captain dies in hospital 2 days after collapsing on duty

A fire captain with the Houston Fire Department has died Saturday after he collapsed while on duty at a blaze in southeast Houston Thursday.

Texas cop who shot 93-year-old woman back as volunteer

The police officer who shot and killed a 93-year-old woman last year is back in law enforcement in a neighboring county.

Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Officials from numerous South Texas law enforcement agencies have surrounded a private immigration detention center after hundreds of inmates went on strike from their work duties.

Victim identified after body found shot, tied up on beach

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating after deputies found a man's body bound, with gunshot wounds to the head and back.

Spring ISD approves termination of 3 administrators over scheduling errors; 8 others have resigned

The Spring Independent School District board approved the termination of three administrators at a special meeting Sunday morning. This brings the total number of employees leaving the school district to eleven. 

Amber Alert canceled after 6-year-old girl found safe

The Texas Department of Public Safety has canceled an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old in Corpus Christi after she was found safe Sunday. 

Man beaten after possible road rage incident on Hollister

A possible road rage incident escalates to a brutal attack in northwest Harris County.

HCSO investigating deadly car fire

Deputies are investigating after a man was killed in car fire in northwest Harris County early Sunday morning. 

Accused arsonist arrested, charged

A woman accused of arson and attempted murder was booked into the Harris County Jail Saturday night.

Stepmother in child abuse case faces new charges

New charges have been filed against woman accused in a case of child abuse.

Hundreds of tires slashed in Atascocita neighborhood

Residents in one Atascocita neighborhood woke up Saturday to find their car tires slashed.

Conroe man injured after being struck by train

A Conroe man was hit by a train around 9:36 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Santa Fe.

Alleged wrong-way driver in Conroe arrested for drug possession

A Conroe man is facing a drug charge after he was allegedly driving the wrong way on Interstate 45 on Saturday.

Mayor Parker responds to Giuliani's comments about Obama

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has never been one to mince words via social media.

2 arrested violent home invasion in Galveston

Two of four men accused in a violent home invasion in Galveston are behind bars.

HPD officer skids off road, crashes into grass on Gulf Freeway feeder

Police believed weather played a factor in an officer-involved crash on the Gulf Freeway feeder road.

HCSO investigating deadly crash near Bush airport

Deputies are investigating a deadly crash that happened near George Bush Intercontinental Airport Saturday. 

Is discount Tide as effective as regular Tide?

When KPRC 2 noticed Tide popping up by the truckload in discount 5-gallon buckets on the side of the road at Houston flea markets and even in some grocery stores, we wondered if it was the real deal.

Plumbers fix sewage issue at Baytown apartment complex

Plumbers worked to fix a sewage issue at the Oaks of Baytown Apartments on Friday after KPRC 2 reported about the issue Thursday.

Good Samaritan chases down home burglar in Baytown

Police are thanking an alert good Samaritan who sprang into action after seeing a man break into his neighbor's home.

Day care worker accused of child porn possession

A Montgomery County day care worker was arrested and has been accused of possessing child pornography.

Spring ISD middle school teacher accused of inappropriate behavior

Parents are asking questions after learning a teacher at Dueitt Middle School in Spring was removed from the classroom.

Construction causes weekend closure on Highway 290

Construction is causing road closures along the Northwest Freeway this weekend.

Spring ISD superintendent recommends termination of 5 faculty members

A scheduling mixup could jeopardize graduation for many seniors in the Spring Independent School District.

Scattered showers through Saturday; Strong cold front Sunday

High temperatures reached 70 degrees around Houston on Friday. We will be able to enjoy one more warm day before winter makes a crashing return next week.

Mother accused of driving drunk, leaving child in store

A mother is charged with DWI and child abandonment after deputies said she left her 10-year-old daughter in a southeast Houston store.

Fulshear PD establishes Craigslist safe zone

With more and more people buying and selling goods over social media websites, the Fulshear Police Department is doing its part to make sure you can do it in a safe environment.

U.S. Marshal involved in fatal shooting in N. Harris County

Authorities are on the scene of a fatal shooting involving a U.S. marshal in north Harris County.

Four in custody after leading HPD officers on chase

A chase involving officers with the Houston Police Department ends around 2:35 p.m. Friday after about 30 minutes of pursuit.

HPD patrol car involved in accident

A driver is recovering from minor injuries after a crash involving a Houston police cruiser.

Houston restaurant, chefs named semifinalists for 2015 James Beard Awards

The semifinalists for 2015 James Beard Awards have been released, and several Houston area restaurants and chefs are nominated.

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.

Coast Guard rescues man having heart attack from tanker

A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a 46-year-old crew member from a tanker off Galveston Island after he suffered an apparent heart attack Thursday.

Healthcare.gov

Govt. sent 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers wrong tax info

The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes.

HPD: Charges filed against man in stabbing death of woman found in closet

Charges have been filed against a man who fatally stabbed a woman, then left her body inside of a closet in her northeast Houston apartment.

Sylvester Turner announces candidacy for mayor

State Representative Sylvester Turner announced his candidacy for Mayor of Houston Friday morning and immediately proposed a new “Road to the Future” initiative to teach young Houstonians a combination of vocational and life skills they need to become employable while providing on-the-job training…

Injured HFD captain remains in critical condition

HFD Captain Dwight W. Bazile, Station 46 D shift, is currently fighting for his life at Memorial Herman Hospital, officials said.  Bazile collapsed Thursday night at the scene of a fire in southeast Houston.

Sketch, surveillance video released after fatal shooting of 19-year-old

Investigators are looking for a man who shot and killed a teenager after a robbery at a construction site Wednesday morning. 

2015 Great Texas Warrant Round Up to begin

The City of Houston’s Municipal Courts Department and Houston Police Department (HPD) announce Friday their participation in the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up (WRU). They will be among 300 jurisdictions across the state that will engage in this annual law enforcement campaign that begins…

1 in custody, 1 on the loose after burglary in southwest Houston

One person was taken into custody Friday afternoon after a citizen tipped police to a burglary in progress in southwest Houston.

Two teens accused of breaking into car in League City driveway

League City police arrested two teens after they allegedly broke into a car in the driveway of a home.

Coastal residents risk losing Texas windstorm insurance

A state lawmaker says thousands of coastal residents could lose their windstorm insurance coverage if the Legislature doesn't extend program that provides waiv3rs for those who have been dropped by insurance coverage.

Takata hit with $14,000 a day fine over exploding airbag probe

Airbag maker Takata is being fined $14,000 a day for failing to cooperate with a safety probe into exploding airbags tied to at least five deaths.

Homeowner holds alleged burglar at gunpoint until deputies arrive

A Montgomery County homeowner held an alleged burglar, who deputies said is an Aryan Brotherhood gang member, at gunpoint until authorities arrived.

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Prosecution expert says 'American Sniper' suspect not insane

A forensic psychologist says the ex-Marine who shot "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man wasn't legally insane, but had a paranoid disorder made worse by using alcohol and marijuana.

HPD officer injured when patrol car struck by vehicle in north Houston

A Houston police officer was injured Friday morning in an accident in the Greenspoint area.

Many gather to remember priest and family members killed in west Houston

Several people gathered at a River Oaks church Thursday evening to remember a family that was murdered. 

HPD: Driver leads police on chase in stolen truck

A driver is arrested after leading police on a chase, crashing into someone's front yard and trying to run away, investigators said.

New $10/month wireless service

A new company is now offering unlimited text, talk and data for $10 a month and no contract.

Freebie Friday: Year of the Goat edition

There’s plenty of fun happening over the weekend near China Town, as revelers celebrate the Year of the Goat.

New clues surface in Montrose shooting death

Police have new clues in the case involving the murder of a man near the Heights in January.

Families say sewage pooling around their apartment complex

People living in a Baytown apartment complex told KPRC2 they are fed up with the plumbing problems there.

Hundreds of scientists meet to highlight oil spill, ecosystem research

Six hundred scientists were at the Westin Galleria Thursday for the 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference.

Driver hits HISD officer at Chavez High School, leaves the scene

Police are looking for the driver who hit a Houston Independent School District officer and took off.

Marathon Oil slashes budget by $1 billion

Marathon Oil is slashing its drilling budget by more than $1 billion because of low oil prices.

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.

HPD: Man arrested after woman found dead in apartment

Police said they have a male suspect in custody after a woman was found dead in a northeast Houston apartment.

Man says Jack in the Box cashier threw drink at him

A Jack In The Box slogan is "Eat it. Anytime."  But a longtime customer isn't planning to eat at one particular restaurant anytime soon.  He says he's suing.

Sugar Land family sues Boy Scouts of America over 10-year-old's death

A Sugar Land family is suing the Boy Scouts over the death of their 10-year-old son.

HCSO: Robbery Trio Arrested

Three men believed to be responsible for at least three armed robberies have been arrested. Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators are now asking for the community's help to see if they might be connected to more robberies.

Dog killed during burglary at NE Houston business

A burglary ended in a more brutal crime when thieves shot and killed a dog at a business in northeast Houston Wednesday night.

PD: Teen records himself rapping to Drake while driving stolen vehicle

A teen leaves damaging evidence in his cellphone after recording himself singing and rapping inside of a stolen vehicle, according to La Porte police.

Woman to lead A&M's Corps of Cadets for the first time

For the first time in Texas A&M's history, a woman will lead the university's Corps of Cadets.

All main lanes of South Loop WB at Fannin open after crash

All main lanes of South Loop WB at Fannin open after crash

TxDOT billing glitch creates issues for drivers on Grand Parkway

A major billing issue has cropped up for drivers who use TxDOT-maintained and managed toll roads, including the Grand Parkway from I-10 to 290.

Baby death investigation underway in SE Houston

Houston police are investigating the death of a baby in southeast Houston.

Texas Supreme Court issues stay against other same-sex marriages after lesbian couple weds

Hours after a same-sex couple married in Austin on Thursday after being granted a marriage license under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons, the Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order blocking other same-sex couples from obtaining marriage licenses.

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.

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting young girl appears in court

A Houston teacher accused of sexually assaulting a young girl headed to court Thursday morning.

Woman accused of robbing man in parking lot of Family Dollar store

A woman is accused of robbing a man in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store.

HPD: Resident shoots robber during home invasion in northwest Houston

An apparent intruder is being treated at Ben Taub General Hospital after a resident shot him in the head during a home invasion early Thursday.

Conroe ISD elementary school student brings knife to campus

Parents were concerned after being notified that a student brought a knife to an elementary school in Conroe Wednesday.

HPD: Man kills ex-girlfriend near Texas Medical Center

A woman is dead after police said her ex-boyfriend shot her, then turned the gun on himself at an apartment complex near the Texas Medical Center.

18-wheeler catches fire on North Freeway at Spring Cypress

The northbound lanes of Interstate 45 at Spring Cypress were temporarily shut down Thursday morning after an 18-wheeler caught on fire.

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Google working on helping you smell better

Google can already help you shop, translate foreign languages in seconds and find your way around town, now the company wants to help you combat your body odor.

Smartphones give new reasons to buy a cordless phone

The same devices that rendered cordless phones obsolete are breathing new life into the old technology.

Police: Man shot, robbed in parking lot of southwest Houston apartments

A man was shot in a robbery Wednesday night at a southwest Houston apartment complex parking lot.

Stepfather arrested, charged with sex assault of a child

A 34-year-old was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child on Wednesday. 

FBI asks for help to identify man who robbed Houston bank

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is asking the public to help them identify the man who robbed a Houston bank on Tuesday. 

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting young girl

According to court documents, the first offense happened when the victim was 4 years old and the second offense occurred when she was 9.

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…

Water worries for families living in the Candlelight Hills subdivision in Spring

Water worries for families living in the Candlelight Hills subdivision in Spring. Many of them received a letter from a water testing company that said there had been problems with water samples taken from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2014.

Man says state ordered him to destroy all 50K fish on his farm

The clock is ticking for Tai Nguyen.  He has until Thursday to get rid of all the fish at his southwest Houston fish farm -- but not a small number.  We are talking nearly 50,000 tilapia the state says he has no legal permit to raise.

Woman sues Spring ISD, says dean sexually harassed her

A secretary with the Spring Independent School District is suing the district after she says she was sexually harassed by a dean and school officials didn't do anything about it.

Woman says man leaned over her table, stole her cellphone

A woman says a man stole her cellphone right in front of her at a southwest Houston Subway sandwich store Tuesday.

Deputies looking for two fake cops

Harris County Constable Precinct 8 deputies are investigating after two fake cops pulled a man over on the Sam Houston Tollway.

Police: Houston man killed in Ga. concrete silo accident

Authorities have identified the Houston man who died after becoming trapped in a concrete silo in suburban Atlanta.

Houston man guilty in $1.1M credit scam, elderly victims

A Houston man faces up to 30 years in prison in an identity theft and credit card scam targeting dozens of elderly people nationwide.

Ex-worker at Houston home decor business guilty in $2M fraud

An ex-worker at a Houston home decor store has pleaded guilty in a $2 million insurance scam in which customers intentionally fell and then filed claims.

Houston-area woman accused of stealing $1.3M from boss

A Houston-area woman has been accused of stealing $1.3 million from her boss to buy furniture, pamper relatives and charter a private jet.

Man charged with stealing truck, leading police on chase

A man is behind bars after police say he stole a truck and then led police on a chase in east Houston.

How to avoid outrageous medical expenses

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

Sharpstown High School Principal reassigned amid allegations

Sharpstown High School Principal Robert Gasparello has been reassigned after assault allegations were brought against him.

Assistant principal saves 6th grader choking on apple

The assistant principal at Anthony Middle school hoped he would never have to use the Heimlich maneuver but when a sixth grader started choking on Feb. 13, he sprang into action.

FBCSO deputies will not face charges for alleged boat theft

Two Fort Bend County sheriff deputies will not be charged after a Chambers County man said they tried to take his boat off his property without permission.

2 charged after Walmart shoppers shot with blowgun

A 10-year-old boy and an elderly woman were both shot with a blowgun at a Walmart in Tomball last month and two teens are facing charges.

2 deputies under investigation for misconduct during traffic stop

Two Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are under investigation after allegations of misconduct during a traffic stop that was secretly recorded. 

Sugar Land's new performing arts building gets name, title sponsor

Sugar Land's new performing arts building now has a name after the city council approved the name and title sponsor Wednesday. 

Suspect fleeing deputies fatally struck by vehicle on SW Freeway

All southbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway at the Grand Parkway have reopened Tuesday afternoon after a fatal auto-pedestrian accident.

Credit cards stolen from Richmond-area 24 Hour Fitness

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers has released two pictures from a credit card theft incident at the Richmond area 24 Hour Fitness.

Abbott won't set end date on National Guard mission

Gov. Greg Abbott says he is confident that Texas and 25 states will continue to prevail in their lawsuit that has put President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration on hold.

Amber Alert canceled after 7-year-old boy found safe

Authorities said the 7-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert earlier Wednesday afternoon has been safely located.

Teenager robbed, killed at construction site

Investigators are looking for a man who shot and killed a teenager after a robbery at a construction site Wednesday morning. 

One dead after shooting in southwest Houston neighborhood

Police are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a man in a southwest Houston neighborhood Tuesday night. 

Man shot while waiting for wife at bus stop in SW Houston

Houston police say the man was sitting at a METRO bus stop while waiting for his wife when an SUV drove up and opened fire.

Two men charged with shooting, killing smoke shop owner in north Houston

Houston police charge two teenagers with capital murder after a smoke shop owner was killed in north Houston Jan. 9.

Research reveals why pot gives people the munchies

New research may reveal why people get the munchies after smoking marijuana.

Pastor arrested in Spring, charged with indecency with a child

The pastor of the La Nuevo Jerusalem Church in Spring was arrested and charged with indecency with a child Wednesday. 

Bank robbery suspect arrested at house in north Houston

A robbery suspect was arrested Tuesday night in north Houston. He is accused of being in an organized crime ring in which more than 20 of its members were arrested Jan. 27.

Major accident on Hardy Toll Road at Riley Fuzzel

Two main lanes and two shoulder lanes on the Hardy Toll Road northbound at Riley Fuzzel have been shut down due to an accident.

PD: Woman caught on video stealing from bail bondsman freeing her from jail

A New Caney woman who was arrested for intoxication on Valentine's Day found herself in the slammer twice within a few hours after she stole from her bail bondsman, according to Friendswood police.

Houston dog wins Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed

A Houston dog won a big honor at the Westminster Kennel Club's 139th annual dog show Tuesday in New York.

Accused arsonist of Islamic center faces judge

Alarming allegations are being made against the man accused of setting fire to a Houston Islamic center.

Neighbor saves 3 children from burning apartment in southwest Houston

One man is being called a hero after saving his neighbor's three children when a 2-alarm fire broke out at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Smart doorbells, talking "Hello Barbie" doll and more

Federal laws ban companies from using autodialers to call your cellphone, they're called robocalls, but scammers still do it.

New H-E-B opens in Tanglewood area with many features

H-E-B is celebrating the grand opening of their newest store in Houston.

Watching for debt collection scam red flags

Harassing debt collectors are one of the top complaints for federal investigators. In many of the cases, the person on the other end of the line didn’t even owe money.

Six homes lose power after car slams into pole in River Oaks

Six homes in River Oaks lost power Tuesday night after a car crashed into a pole.

15-month-old dead after being found unresponsive in tub

One of the two 15-month-old twin girls has died after being airlifted to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. The other girl remains on life support.

Student arrested after attempting to bring loaded gun on campus

An eighth-grade student was caught with a loaded gun Tuesday on the campus of a Houston ISD school on the southeast side. We'll have the latest details on KPRC 2 News at 6pm.

One more cold night for Houston before warmer weather returns

With a combination of clear skies, low humidity, and light wind, temperatures will tumble overnight.

Man accused of stalking, threatening to kill woman

A man has been arrested for stalking a woman. Miguel Medina, 26, was arrested on Feb. 15 and is being held in the Harris County Jail on no bond.

Dulles High School students headed to the National Science Bowl

A group of Fort Bend ISD students from are headed to Washington, D.C. to take part in the National Science Bowl.

Group narrows down route for proposed Houston-to-Dallas bullet train

The Texas Central High-Speed Railway has narrowed down the route for its proposed bullet train between Dallas and Houston.

HPD: Officer injured when burglary suspect rams vehicle in southwest Houston

A Houston police officer was injured Tuesday morning while chasing a suspect in the southwest side of town.

Pilots report seeing laser light while landing at Hobby airport

The FBI is now investigating incidents where three pilots landing at Hobby airport reported seeing a green laser light from a nearby home.

2 shot during robbery at Galveston home

Two people were shot during a robbery at a home in Galveston on Tuesday morning.

Heart patients' conditions monitored remotely

Houston Methodist Hospital is one of the first in the country to place a wireless sensor inside a patient's artery and remotely monitor their condition.

Shopper who head-butted Walmart employee on video arrested

The woman who was caught on camera head-butting a Walmart employee during a fight inside a Deer Park store was arrested Tuesday.

HFD rescues construction worker in downtown Houston

Houston firefighters rescued a construction worker in downtown Houston Tuesday morning.

Abbott delivers first State of the State address

In his first State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott laid out his top priorities.

KPRC 2's Courtney Gilmore, Syan Rhodes honored at City Council

Two KPRC 2 colleagues received a special honor in downtown Houston Tuesday.

Nearly 1 million Texans to get new licenses after misprint

Nearly one million Texans are getting new driver's licenses or identification cards because of a misprint on the back of their licenses.

Homeowner grants custody of seized animals to Houston Humane Society

The owner of a home in The Heights where more than two dozen animals were seized has agreed to sign them over to the Houston Humane Society.

HFD Station 51 extinguishes fire at southwest Houston apartment

There were no injuries after a fire at an apartment complex at 6431 Alder Drive and Gulfton Street on Tuesday.

Area men arrested after $700K found hidden in tire

A South Texas traffic stop has led to the discovery of nearly $700,000 hidden in a tire and two arrests.

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.

DPS announces Beaumont man as Texas '10 Most Wanted' sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety announces Tuesday the addition of a 64-year-old man from Beaumont to the "10 Most Wanted" sex offender list.

HPD officer accused of shoplifting ammo

An officer with the Houston Police Department was arrested after allegedly stealing from a sporting goods store.

Thousands of tickets remain for select RodeoHouston concerts

Tickets to RodeoHouston concerts are going fast, but there are still thousands of seats left for select performances.

Off-duty officer displays gun during confrontation with teens at movie theater

An off-duty Harris County Constable who was at the movies with his girlfriend Monday night in Sugar Land drew his gun in front of a group of teenagers, authorities said. 

Sleet reported all over SE Texas

Sleet was reported west of Houston Tuesday morning.  Residents in Brookshire and Sugar Land reported sleet just before 9 a.m.  Sleet was also reported in Grimes County, Pearland and northwest Harris County near Tomball.

Krispy Kreme delays grand return to Houston

Krispy Kreme’s return to Houston will need a little more time in the oven.

Overtime pay rules could soon change

The Obama administration is expected to move forward on a plan to provide overtime pay protections to low salaried managers who don't qualify for them.

Houston company helps people all over the world find their family heritage

DNA can solve crimes, and prove paternity. But more and more people are turning to DNA to trace their family tree, find relatives they never knew existed and learn their ethnic origins

Apartment under construction on Dowling catches fire

An investigation is ongoing after an apartment building under construction catches fire in southeast Houston.

Computer, baby carriage stolen from business in southwest Houston

A man was caught on camera using a baby carriage to haul away a stolen computer from a Houston realty company Saturday.

HFD: Homeless man arrested in arson fire at Islamic Center

The Houston Fire Department says an arrest has been made in connection with Friday's fire at the Quba Islamic Center.

Problems in Spring ISD go beyond graduation

Course scheduling errors could put graduation plans on hold for some seniors in Spring ISD.

4-year-old girl attacked by dog in southwest Houston

Animal control is searching for a dog that attacked a 4-year-old girl Saturday.

SPCA: Conditions of seized animals improving

The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will ask a judge for custody of 77 rescued animals. All were seized in a hoarding case in the city of South Houston.

Father of Jacinto City mayor arrested

The father of the Jacinto City mayor is facing charges after a loud house party Sunday.

Case surrounding historic bricks in Freedmen's Town to continue

The fight over the historic bricks in Freedmen's Town will drag on a little longer.

University of Texas studies admissions after critical report

University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven has created a committee to study admissions practices in the wake of an investigation that found unqualified students have been admitted based on their connections.

Video confession shown at trial over 'American Sniper' death

Jurors have seen a videotaped confession by the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend.

Apartment rent in Houston getting less expensive

Getting an apartment in Houston is about to get less expensive and that's good news for renters. But the reason behind the drop is concerning.

Tuesday's weather webcast

Temperatures Monday night will drop slowly through the 30s in southeast Texas.

Man claims bikes he rode in charities were stolen

Joel Hegemeyer, of West Houston, said his bicycles have taken him around the world and helped him raise money for charity. That's why he was devastated to discover two of his bikes were missing from the storage shed behind his home.

Dayton police with compassion help homeless man

A group of local police officers are being called heroes for using their own time and money to help a homeless man reunite with his family hundreds of miles away.

Woman describes being attacked by men with crowbar

A Spring woman said she was just feet from her unit at the Northgate Oaks Apartment Complex when she was allegedly attacked and beaten.

Man sentenced to 45 years for sexually abusing young girl

A Fresno man will serve 45 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl from 2011-2012.

Large motorcycle pack scares drivers in Galveston

Witnesses say there were approximately 50 motorcycle riders driving recklessly in Galveston on Sunday.

Baytown woman accused of drunken driving with grandchildren in vehicle

A woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly failing to stop after driving into a bus Friday.

Family walks from Disneyland to Disney World for cancer awareness

To say the Cobb family has been affected by cancer would be an understatement. Four members of the family have been treated for cancer at MD Anderson in the Med Center.

Man shot during home invasion in The Heights

A man is listed in critical condition at Ben Taub Hospital after he was shot in an apparent home invasion Monday morning.

Big rig loses its load on Gulf Freeway, exit closed

A tractor trailer detached from a big rig is causing traffic delays in the outbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at F.M. 1764 on Monday.

Woman to lead Texas A&M corps for first time in its history

Texas A&M University has announced the Corps of Cadets will be led by a woman for the first time in the university's 139-year history.

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Sheriff Garcia to killer: "I hope you never find a peaceful night"

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has some strong words for the person or persons responsible for the murder of a family of four a year ago.

Man accused of throwing chair at girlfriend that hit 11-month-old child

A Harris County man faces multiple charges after a domestic dispute.

Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling

An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Houson Zoo to welcome seven endangered gorillas

The Houston Zoo will soon welcome seven endangered Western lowland gorillas.

Cold front brings 20-degree temperature drop

For the remainder of the day, temperatures will hover in the low to mid-40s with a strong wind from the north at 15 to 20 mph, gusting to near 30 mph at times.

Cindy Crawford's unretouched photo goes viral

The supermodel's picture was reportedly leaked from a Marie Claire shoot showing the 48-year-old posing in lingerie.

HFD: 3 young boys found home alone during apartment fire

Houston firefighters found three children alone inside an apartment after a fire in southeast Houston early Sunday.

Couple accused of stealing perfume from Memorial City Mall

Two people have been charged with stealing 15 bottles of perfume from Memorial City Mall, Houston police said.

Two arrested in prostitution bust at Sugar Land-area hotel

Two people were arrested in a prostitution bust in the Sugar Land area.

FAA proposes rules for commercial unmanned aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration is finally proposing rules for flying drones, and small drones will soon be hit with federal regulations.

Anthem offers free identity theft protection after security breach

Anthem Insurance Company is offering free identity theft protection to customers after hackers gained access to sensitive information for about 80 million people.

'SNL' celebrates its big 4-0 with an anniversary special

"Saturday Night Live" is going to Sunday to celebrate its 40th anniversary, but it'll still be live from New York.

Family finds loaded gun in backyard of SE Houston home

A family in southeast Houston is shocked after a loaded gun was found buried in their backyard.

Man speaks out after being shot during carjacking

A north Houston man is recovering after he says two men shot him during an attempted carjacking.

Amber Alert cancelled after missing 9-month-old found safely

An Amber Alert issued by the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office has been cancelled after a 9-month-old boy was found safely.

Less invasive surgeries available for those suffering back pain

Orthopedic spine surgeon Neil Badlani says almost all of us will experience back pain sometime in life. Half of us have chronic pain that comes and goes.

Men caught stealing equipment from equine supply store

Two men were caught on camera stealing items from an equine supply store.

Pipe bomb found in Afton Oaks neighborhood

A SEAL security officer found a pipe bomb in the Afton Oaks neighborhood while he was walking his dog Saturday, according to a neighborhood crime alert.  

Marvel actor falls during performance at NRG Stadium

An action-packed superhero show complete with flashing lights, fancy special effects and dramatic stunts came to a halt Sunday when one of the performing characters got hurt during a performance at NRG Stadium on Sunday.

Fire forces evacuations at complex in Westchase area

The Houston Fire Department says a blaze broke out inside the walls at the Aberdeen Apartment Homes on Richmond Avenue on Sunday.

Tomball police respond to disturbance, officer shoots man

A man was transported to the hospital in critical condition after an officer shot him, according to the Tomball police Facebook page. 

Fire damages two homes in southeast Houston

Two homes suffered fire damage early Sunday morning in southeast Houston. 

Fiery wreck on Seawall in Galveston kills two

Two Crosby residents were killed in a car accident around 3 a.m. Sunday in Galveston.

Teen student remembered after fatal motorcycle accident

Family and friends are still dealing with the loss of a teenager killed Friday in Montgomery County.

Video purports to show IS militants beheading hostages

A video released by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State group purports to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages.

Masseur accused of sexually assaulting woman during session

A masseur at Massage Envy is accused of going too far during a massage and sexually assaulting a woman on his table, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies: Man loses control of SUV, two people taken to hospital

Two people are in the hospital after a driver lost control of his SUV in northeast Harris County and it rolled over.

Gunman opens fire on minivan at stop light, driver crashes into pole

A driver was shot at as he pulled his minivan up to a stop light in southeast Houston Saturday night, according to Houston police. 

Galveston PD prioritizes safety as Mardi Gras winds down

The Galveston Police Department said it made a minimal number of arrests during Mardi Gras festivities.

Man accused of dragging donkey down road in Conroe

 A man is behind bars after he was seen dragging a donkey behind his truck Saturday in Conroe.

2-vehicle accident shuts down all NB lanes of I-45 after Highway 6

All northbound mainlanes of Interstate 45 past Highway 6 are shut down after a two-vehicle accident.

Denmark on edge as 2nd shooting within hours rocks capital

Police say three people have been wounded, including two police officers, in a shooting in downtown Copenhagen.

Pasadena restaurant's alleged treatment of homeless man leads to social media stir

A social media post is causing problems for a cafe in Pasadena.

6 people injured in southwest Houston apartment fire

Six people are taken to the hospital for burns and smoke-related injuries after an apartment fire in southwest Houston Saturday morning. 

Nederland teacher quits, allegedly recited sexual poem in class

A teacher has resigned amid allegations that he recited a sexually explicit poem to some high school students during class.

Galveston woman gives up returned dog, adopted by another family

A Galveston Texas woman who recently welcomed her pit bull home after the missing dog turned up in Indiana has given up the pet.

Accused killer in Willowbrook Mall shooting makes court appearance

The Houston Police Department confirms that two charges have been filed against a man in connection with Wednesday's deadly shooting at Willowbrook Mall.

FBI announces arrest of "Longhorn Bandit" bank robber

A wanted bank robber known as the "Longhorn Bandit" was arrested Tuesday by the FBI Houston Violent Crimes Task Force.

2 in hospital after Rockridge Springs apartment complex shooting

A shooting in northeast Houston lands two men in the hospital.

HFD: Electrical short causes house fire

Authorities are blaming an electrical short for a house fire in southeast Houston.

Traffic stop turns into police chase in southeast Houston

A man is in custody after taking police on a chase.

Houston Police Officer's Union ratifies new contract with city

The Houston Police Officer's Union ratified a new 3 1/2-year contract with the city Friday.

Driver slams into back of 18-wheeler on FM 1960

A driver is in the hospital after crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler.

Man shot during attempted carjacking on Rushcreek Drive

A man is recovering after he was shot during an attempted carjacking in northwest Harris County.

Man calls 911 after thief tries to steal his car, shoots him in arm

A man was taken to the hospital after an attempted carjacking in northwest Harris County. 

HAS: Plane reporting nose gear problems lands safely

Frontier Flight 251, en route to Denver, had to return to Houston on Friday after the plane had issues with its nose gear.

Arson investigation underway after fire at Islamic institute

Worship continued Friday evening at the Quba Islamic Institute despite a fire that destroyed one of its buildings earlier in the day.

Prisoner being transported shot at DFW Airport after altercation

A law enforcement officer transporting a prisoner at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport was in an altercation with the prisoner in a restroom and shot him.

Conroe man arrested for child porn possession

A man from Conroe is at the Montgomery County jail after investigators said they found images of child pornography in his home.

Fundraiser created in Middleton's memory

Shriners Hospital claims to be the best pediatric burn hospital in the world, but after Hurricane Ike flooded and damaged the hospital, it closed for nearly a year. That was after Robert Middleton spent three years at Shriners.

Driver of van speaks after colliding with METRO bus

The driver of a van that collided with a METRO bus says he escaped his vehicle just moments before it went up in flames.

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.

Montgomery High School student killed in motorcycle crash on highway

A Montgomery High School student was killed Friday morning after his motorcycle crashed into a vehicle on Highway 105.

Child struck by vehicle in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is responding to an auto pedestrian accent Friday in the Mission Bend area.

Judge Emmett delivers State of Harris County address

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett calls for state officials to allow local authorities more flexibility to manage the constantly changing face of the state's most urban county.

Man connected to several car burglaries arrested

Fort Bend County deputies have arrested a man they said is connected to several car burglaries in the Cinco Ranch subdivision.

Houston health centers scramble before Affordable Care Act deadline

Six centers in the Houston area are working fast to make sure people don't miss the deadline for the Affordable Care Act.

Jury reaches decision in Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance trial

A jury Friday has reached a decision in the trial over Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.

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SPCA seizes dozens of animals from South Houston home

The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it confiscated 77 animals from a home in South Houston on Friday.

Woman charged in beating death of boyfriend's 2-year-old son

A Houston woman is charged with injury to a child in connection to the death of a little boy.

Family of man shot to death speaks out in hopes to find killer

A man was shot to death outside his own home as came home with groceries. Now his family is speaking out, hoping someone will come forward and help solve this crime.

Child survives near-drowning in Clear Lake area

A 2-year-old girl is alive after the quick thinking of her great grandmother Friday morning.

Two men arrested after fatal shooting Jan. 21 in SW Houston

Two men are facing murder charges after a fatal shooting at a gas station in southwest Houston.

Texas A&M reports jump in number of monarch butterflies

An expert says more monarch butterflies could be showing up in Texas following years of declines for the iconic orange-and-black insects.

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Driver found sleeping in truck after wreck faces charges

A driver found sleeping in his pickup with the vehicle running and in reverse is facing a driving while intoxicated charge in Montgomery County. Deputies said he also appeared to doze off while getting his photo taken.

Thieves back truck into Chevron Food Mart, steal ATM

A group of thieves smash their way into a gas station convenience store and steal the ATM.

Man accused in girlfriend's death questioned in double-shooting at mall

A man already accused of murdering his girlfriend in front of her young children was taken into custody on Thursday as a person of interest in a double shooting that left a woman dead and another woman seriously wounded outside Willowbrook Mall.

Woman struck and killed by car while walking across street

A car struck and killed a woman walking across the street in northeast Harris County Thursday.

Video could be clue in rash of car burglaries

Someone broke into multiple cars at a La Porte apartment complex Tuesday. Police believe the suspect was caught on surveillance video.

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Katt Williams reschedules Friday night show at Toyota Center

Katt Williams has rescheduled his Friday night show at the Toyota Center so that he can recover from an infected spider bite.

Guard dies after being shot during armored car robbery Galleria-area bank

One person was shot during an attempted robbery of an armored car outside a bank in the Galleria area Thursday afternoon.

Man thrown from car after crashing into power pole

A man was thrown from his car after he crashed into a power pole in southeast Houston Thursday.

Pinterest to add "buy" button for users

Pinterest has quickly become the place to go and see great products and ideas, soon you be able to purchase those things when the site adds a "buy" button.

Fall in love with these Valentine's Day freebies

Looking for Valentine’s Day fun?  It won’t take Cupid’s arrow to fall in love with these free events.

Mother helps lead police to 6 carjacking suspects, including her son

The mother of a teenager linked to two separate carjackings helped lead police to her son and five other suspects Thursday night.

Deputies find cocaine, methamphetamine in 50-year-old's residence

A 50-year-old man was arrested after deputies with Liberty and Montgomery counties executed a search warrant in the Magnolia area.

Judge removes city from lawsuit over Freedmen's Town bricks

A judge has removed the city from a lawsuit surrounding the historic bricks in Freedmen's Town.

Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce the high rate of suicide that is claiming the lives of soldiers and former members of the military by the day.

Hercules lays off 670 people, says no further job cuts planned

Houston-based drilling company Hercules has laid off more than 670 people.

Neighbors: Man who offered to trim trees seen trying to kick in house doors

James Duncan says he didn't think much of it when he answered a knock at the front door of his Spring home Tuesday morning.

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.

METRO board approves plan to change bus routes

New plan features more frequent service every day of the week, as well as color-coded system to look up route times.

New details about how Southwest Inn fire started

Houston will never forget the four brave firefighters who died battling the Southwest Inn fire nearly two years ago. KPRC2 learned new details about the investigation into how that fire started Thursday.

Deputies find crystal meth while booking woman into jail.

A woman was already being booked for another offense when deputies find crystal meth in her possession.

Galveston police arrest man wanted for capital murder

The Galveston Police Department has arrested a man accused of murdering his girlfriend's 2-year-old child.

Man with 10 DWIs gets 2 life sentences

A Montgomery County man will spend two life sentences behind bars after getting his 10th DWI.

Open carry gun bills up for debate in Texas legislature

Two controversial high-profile gun bills were up for debate in Austin Thursday. One would allow Texans with a concealed handgun license to carry holstered handguns in public.

Winning Powerball ticket sold at convenience store north of Dallas

The Appletree Food Mart in Princeton, Texas has become the hottest spot in north Texas.  After learning that one of three winning Powerball tickets was sold at this convenience store north of Dallas people are coming in to buy more tickets like hotcakes.

More than a dozen transported to hospital after METRO bus, van collide

Multiple people were injured after a METRO bus was involved in a accident in which a van caught fire.

18-wheeler runs off East Freeway, crashes into building

An 18-wheeler crashed into a building Thursday morning after running off the East Freeway, according to TxDOT.

Two charged after police chase, shooting in SE Houston

Two people are arrested and charged after a police chase and shooting in southeast Houston Tuesday night.

Passerby spots man's body under Buffalo Speedway bridge

Houston police are investigating after a homeless man's body was found under a bridge early Thursday.

Truck crashes into yard, driver found with gunshot wound

A tow truck helped haul away a wrecked pickup truck that crashed into the front yard of a northeast Houston home early Thursday.

Houston police investigating after person dies in SE Houston

Houston police are investigating after a body was found in southeast Houston near the Vietnamese Martyrs Parish on Thursday. 

Thieves ransack SW Houston beauty supply, flee with expensive hair extensions

Houston police are searching for several thieves who stole expensive hair extensions from a beauty supply store in southwest Houston Thursday.

Rescuers free worker trapped in container at warehouse in SE Houston

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped inside of a container at an industrial business in southeast Houston.

Man possibly involved in fatal hit-and-run of teen jogger turns self in

A suspect possibly wanted in the deadly hit-and-run of a jogger in San Jacinto County has turned himself into authorities.

Target agrees to pay $3.9 million to settle false-advertising lawsuit

Target has agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle a false-advertising lawsuit in California.

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.

Off-duty Humble police officers involved in shootout

Two off-duty police officers are involved in a shootout near a Humble apartment complex.

Singles' guide to Valentine's Day in Houston

For those who are not part of a pair, Valentine's Day has been dubbed "Singles Awareness Day." Turn that frown upside down because Houston businesses have big plans for the single set.

Tickets bought in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico win Powerball

 Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to win a Powerball jackpot that had been estimated at $500 million.

21-year-old sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing neighbor

A jury sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for shooting and killing a driver after a road rage fight.

Grand jury finds no wrongdoing in Harris County inmate death

The Harris County sheriff announced a grand jury found no wrongdoing in the case of an inmate who died in jail custody last year and released a 20-minute video showing that man's final moments. 

HCSO: Woman hit with bat, robbed in Spring

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said a woman was hit with a bat and robbed.  It happened Tuesday about 7:30 p.m. at the Stoneleigh Apartments in the 16000 block of Ella Boulevard in Spring. 

9th-grader brings gun to school, tells staff he was threatened

A ninth-grader at Deer Park High School - North Campus was arrested Wednesday for bringing a gun to school. 

Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

A 27-year-old was arrested in Ames in Liberty County for shooting and killing another man Thursday. 

Drunken woman almost hits officer with car, has child in back seat

A Baytown woman is facing charges after police say she was driving drunk with a 9-year-old in her car.

27-year-old arrested for shooting, killing man in Ames

A 27-year-old was arrested in Ames in Liberty County for shooting and killing another man Thursday. 

State lawmakers want to make heart screenings mandatory for student athletes

KPRC2 has sponsored free heart screenings for teen athletes and now state lawmakers want to make those screenings mandatory.

Hawk rescued from truck's grill

A red-tailed hawk that was trapped in the grill of a truck prompted an urgent rescue operation to free the bird.

Pearland Little Leaguers wonder 'what if' after IL team cheating ruling

The Pearland Little League team left Williamsport, Pennsylvania No. 4 in the country.

Woman helps reunite Navy veteran with lost shadow box

A Houston Navy veteran had his long-lost shadow box returned to him, more than 10 years after retiring from the military.

HISD Superintendent Terry Grier delivers 2015 State of the Schools address

Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier delivers his sixth annual State of the Schools address Wednesday.

War veteran fatally shot in attempted robbery at car stereo shop

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another in northwest Houston on Tuesday night.

Man accused of being Sunnyside serial rapist appears in court

A man whom investigators claim is a serial rapist appeared before a judge in the Harris County Criminal Courthouse.

Allen Parkway to get $10M makeover

A major makeover is in the works for Allen Parkway from Montrose to Interstate 45 in downtown.

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Tiger Woods says his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments

Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.

Evacuation lifted at Texas Southern University after no sign of bomb

Students and staff were temporarily evacuated from two buildings at Texas Southern University Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was made on campus.

Dramatic police chase ends in crash, fight

A dramatic police chase ended with a crash and a fight in Dallas Wednesday. Drivers involved in a crash with the robbery suspect restrained him until police arrived on the scene.

War hero now leading Univ. of Texas faces political reality

The University of Texas System looked outside academia when searching for a new chancellor and hired a war hero: the man who coordinated the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

ACLU sues government over records for migrant children

The ACLU filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking information about allegations of abuse involving migrant children who were placed under the care of immigration authorities while a wave of unaccompanied minors fled to the U.S. last summer.

Texas National Guard wants 'predictability' on border surge

Facing a longer mission on the Texas-Mexico border than planned since being deployed last summer, the Texas National Guard on Wednesday sought "predictability" for the troops who are sleeping in motels and watching for a dwindling number of people illegally entering the U.S.

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Republican-led Congress clears bill to build Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up Obama veto .

The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

University of Texas investigates fraternity party

A University of Texas fraternity is under investigation following complaints about how Hispanics were portrayed during a weekend party, university officials said Tuesday.

Bill would let Texas' top doctor enforce quarantines

Texas' top doctor could impose immediate mandatory quarantine on patients infected with contagious diseases under sweeping new proposed legislation unveiled Wednesday, as the state that had America's first diagnosed case of Ebola aims to bolster its response to future outbreaks.

Jogger, 19, killed by hit-and-run driver

Authorities are searching for the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 19-year-old jogger in San Jacinto County Tuesday night.

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Texas Rep., House Dem back $1 billion in lethal aid to Ukraine

The top Republican and Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday called for $1 billion in lethal defensive aid to Ukraine as Congress increased pressure on President Barack Obama to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian-backed rebels.

Woman accused of stabbing, shooting dogs

A Crosby woman was arrested after accusations that she killed multiple animals.

FMC Technologies to cut 10 percent of workforce

Houston-based FMC Technologies is laying off employees because of falling oil prices.

Two men shot during robbery in northwest Houston

Houston police are searching for three men following a shooting in northwest Houston Tuesday night.

Traffic Alert: Highway 59 north at Beltway 8 shut down due to fatality

All eastbound lanes on Highway 59 North at Beltway 8 have been shut down due to a fatality.

Greg Anthony reaches agreement on prostitution charge

Basketball analyst Greg Anthony will have a soliciting prostitution charge dropped if he does 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months.

Valentine's Day dinner deals available in Houston

There are plenty of ways to have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in Houston without breaking the bank.

Obama proposes war authorization against Islamic State

President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize war against Islamic State militants, offering a draft resolution that says the Islamic State "poses a grave threat."

What's Going Around: Strep Throat

Cases of the flu may still be dropping, but parents are still getting the vaccine for their children.

Powerball fever strikes Rosenberg convenience store

The Powerball jackpot has now reached $485 million, the fifth largest in U.S. history. Despite the low odds of winning, some Houston residents are still feeling lucky.

Majority of renters across the country do not have renter's insurance

A new survey shows six in ten Americans who rent a house or apartment do not have renter's insurance.

1 arrested, 2 on the run after police chase leads to shootout in southeast Houston

Investigators blocked off streets in Southeast Houston for several hours Tuesday night after a police chase and shooting.

HPD investigating officer-involved shooting in SE Houston

The Houston Police Department is responding to an officer-involved shooting that happened in southeast Houston on Tuesday.

Federal firearms dealer accused of child pornography possession

A  federal firearms dealer from Magnolia has been arrested and faces charges of promotion and possession of child pornography.

Houston's top DWI hot spots

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

Police presence increases ahead of 'American Sniper' trial opening arguments

Law enforcement in the town of Stephenville is already making their presence known ahead of Wednesday morning's opening arguments in the murder trial for the man charged with killing former Navy Seal Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield.

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.

METRO driver arrested in shoplifting

Houston police arrested a 51-year-old woman Monday after she allegedly stole while on the job.

Animals seized from Heights home by Houston Humane Society

The Houston Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Investigation Team is conducting a warrant Monday to seize more than 40 animals from a house in the 900 block of Dorothy Street in the Heights area.

Faulty nose gear causes emergency landing of flight at Bush IAH

A US Airways flight had to make an emergency landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Monday night. The jet had an incident with its nose gear, according to officials.

San Diego TV sports anchor Kyle Kraska shot outside his home

The sports director for a San Diego television station has been wounded in a shooting outside his home.

Comedy Central announces Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central announced through its Twitter account Tuesday that Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show later in 2015.

NBC suspends Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

NBC has suspended Brian Williams as managing editor and anchor of 'Nightly News' for six months.

Customer speaks out after fight at Walmart

A headbutt turned into a brawl between a shopper and a Walmart employee over the weekend.

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Halliburton says it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs

Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton says it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices.

Man caught on video taking package from SW Houston home

A southwest Houston homeowner is putting a thief on notice after recording the man stealing from his front porch.

Don Collins sentenced to 40 years for Robert Middleton's murder

A jury has decided the punishment for Don Collins, who was found guilty of capital murder Monday in the death of Robert Middleton.  Collins has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

HPD searches for man after chase ends in SE Houston

The Houston Police Department is searching for a suspect after a car chase ended Monday in southeast Houston.

Person hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in N. Houston

One person was taken to a hospital after being struck by a vehicle in north Houston on Tuesday.

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.

Home Depot announces it will make thousands of hires

Home Depot says it has already started its hiring frenzy with plans to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season.

HPD releases list of top 10 stolen cars in January

The Houston Police Department on Tuesday have released their list of the top 10 stolen cars 

Fatal fire in Willis under investigation

One person is dead after a fire in a mobile home in Willis on Monday.

University of Texas investigates fraternity party

A University of Texas fraternity is under investigation after complaints were filed about how Hispanics were portrayed during a weekend party.

$485 million Powerball jackpot is 5th largest in US history

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $485 million, making Wednesday night's drawing the fifth largest prize in U.S. history.

Wife of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle to testify

Prosecutors say the widow of Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper," will be among the first witnesses to testify during the trial of his alleged killer in Texas.

HCSO: Man takes F-150 out for test drive but never returns to dealership

A Baytown man took a vehicle out for a test drive, but never returned to the dealership, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Officer indicted in killing of unarmed man in NYC stairwell

A lawyer says a New York City police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in the stairway of a housing project.

Dallas city officials seek to reduce loud, long dog barks

Dallas city officials are looking to decrease how long pet owners can let their dogs bark.

Texas lieutenant governor: National Guard not leaving border

New Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made an announcement on border security, an issue he and new Gov. Greg Abbott have promised to prioritize above all others in Texas.

Jury deliberations continue in Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance trial

Jury deliberations continue Tuesday in the trial over Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.

Man with Houston ties added to most wanted list

A man said to have a violent criminal past has been added to the state's 10 most wanted sex offenders list.

Man arrested after woman found dead at apartment

Richard N. Fisher, 50, has been arrested in the case of a 27-year-old woman found dead inside a southeast Houston apartment.

Police release video of suspect wanted in robbery of fast food restaurant

Houston police are searching for a suspect wanted in the robbery of a business on Jan. 26.  A press  conference will be held briefing the public at 10 a.m.

Jesse Matthew charged in Hannah Graham death

The man suspected of killing college student Hannah Graham has now been officially charged with her slaying. Authorities in Virginia will provide details in the Jesse Matthew case.  Watch the live stream at 10 a.m. on Click2Houston.com.

American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller is dead

The parents of Kayla Mueller, an American woman held by Islamic State militants, say they have been notified of her death.  The White House also issued a statement confirming her death.

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Sling TV now open for business, adds channels

You no longer have to wait for an invite, Sling TV is now available in the U.S. and its targeting people tired of their cable bills.

Cheapest cities for travel in 2015, Taco Bell's "Quesalupa" being tested

Hillshire Farms is so sure you'll love its new naturals line of lunch meat, the company is offering to refund your money if you don't.

Delivery flowers' staying power put to the test

Buying a flower arrangement for a loved one on Valentine’s Day can be tricky, since it’s impossible to know what it’ll look like until it shows up.

Neighbor chases would-be burglar in Robindell

Residents of Robindell, a small community near Meyerland and Sharpstown, are on alert after a break-in on Jason Street on Monday afternoon.

Road expansion: Impact on Pearland home values

A road expansion plan in Pearland was approved more than seven years ago but concern is increasing as the project draws nearer.

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?

Son accused of killing priest, mother, brother arrives in Houston

The teen accused of killing his Houston priest father and his mother and brother is back in Harris County on Monday evening where he is facing two counts of capital murder.

Fight at Walmart in Deer Park caught on camera

The Deer Park Police Department is investigating a fight between a Walmart employee and a shopper that was caught on camera.

Man taken to hospital by LifeFlight after moped accident

A man is recovering in a hospital after a moped accident in Cypress on Monday night.

Katy ISD unveils results of transportation survey

A transportation sustainability survey was presented to the Katy Independent School District's board of trustees Monday night.

Crook steals drills from hardware store in Cypress

The search is on for a man accused of stealing nearly $300 worth of merchandise from an Ace Hardware in Cypress.

Police: Man who fatally shot father acted in self-defense

Police east of San Antonio say a 21-year-old man appeared to be acting in self-defense when he fatally shot his father over the weekend.

Richmond man sentenced for illegally exporting night vision devices

A Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally exporting night vision devices through eBay sales.

Guilty verdict in Robert Middleton burning death trial

A jury has found Don Collins guilty of capital murder in the burning death of Robert Middleton. Collins is facing up to 40 years in prison.

Sunny weather sticks around through mid-week

Warm weather will be here through the week but a cold front will aim to cool the upcoming weekend.

Deputies arrest man with history of theft

A man with a history of stealing is arrested for trespassing into a construction home.

Questions arise after Jackson Lee spotted at Grammys

It turns out the red carpet for the Grammys isn’t reserved for celebrities, the uber wealthy and the Hollywood elite.

No ruling in vet's false, defamatory lawsuit against 3 women

Monday afternoon more than a dozen people lined the sidewalk in front of the Waller County Courthouse and held signs to show their support for the three woman being sued by veterinarian Kathie Digilio.

Horse killed in bulldozer accident in northeast Houston

A horse was killed in an accident involving a bulldozer at a northeast Houston construction site, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Parents react after seeing video of bus driver leaving

After viewing surveillance video of the incident, some Brazoria County parents are now calling for criminal charges against a school bus driver they say walked off the job.

Marijuana wax, butter found during traffic arrest

Two substances known as marijuana wax and marijuana butter were found during a traffic arrest in Friendswood.

Jockey accused of cheating faces Texas Racing Commission

A Houston-area jockey accused of cheating during a race appeared before the Texas Racing Commission on Monday.

Workers accused of gas theft at Bush IAH

Several employees have lost their job at Bush Intercontinental Airport after they were accused of stealing gas for their personal use.

Sprint store in northwest Houston broken into

Thieves broke into a Sprint store around 4:30 a.m. Monday on the North Loop West near Ella Boulevard in northwest Houston.

Dickinson PD seeks man accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old

The Dickinson Police Department is looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a child.

HISD employee suspected of improper relationship

The Houston Independent School District is investigating an employee at North Forest High School.

Giant African snails seized at Houston airport

U.S. Customs and Border protection inspectors in Houston seized six live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.

Man accused of enticing a child in League City

A man accused of enticing a child was arrested Saturday.

2-year-old boy run over, killed by father

A father ran over his 2-year-old child Saturday evening, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Millions of Girl Scout Cookies arrive by the semi-truck loads

Nearly three dozen semi-trucks filled with more than 300,000 cases of cookies and hundreds of volunteers working to deliver them to cars snaked around a parking lot the size of a football field Monday.

Man dies shortly after fighting with neighbors in southeast Houston

A grand jury will decide if charges will be filed in the case of a man who died shortly after getting into a fight with his neighbors in southeast Houston. 

Identity released of man shot, killed in SW Houston apartment parking lot

Houston police have released the identity of a man who was found shot to death outside a southwest Houston apartment complex on Jan. 23.

Dallas bar accused of excluding blacks pays fine, apologizes

A Dallas bar accused of turning away black customers has agreed to pay a small fine and apologize over enforcement of its dress code.

Dad of Texas teen shot in police station wants more details

The parents of a mentally ill teen killed by police in East Texas say officers had several opportunities to subdue the girl before shots were fired.

Houston woman facing child endangerment charges

A Houston woman is facing charges after she allegedly left children in an apartment while she ran errands.

Study led by Texas A&M shows erosion of Alamo facade

The iconic west facade of the Alamo in downtown San Antonio is slowly eroding, a study by a team of Texas A&M-led architecture researchers using lasers and digital images shows.

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Mayor parker reaches new contract agreement with police union

Mayor Annise Parker was joined by Houston Police Officers Union President Ray Hunt Monday morning to announce a proposed new contract for the rank and file at the Houston Police Department (HPD).

Dramatic video shows deputies rescuing driver from car fire

Dramatic video recently released by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office captures deputies rescuing a driver from a burning vehicle.

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with van

A motorcyclist was traveling down Yale Street and Patrick around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he struck a van on the driver's side and died, police said.

HPD investigating woman's death at apartment

Homicide investigators with the Houston Police Department are investigating a suspicious death at an apartment Sunday.

Man arrested after threatening girlfriend, ramming deputy's car

A man was arrested after threatening his girlfriend and then ramming his car against a squad car in northwest Harris County.

Jury resumes deliberations in Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance trial

A jury resumed deliberations Monday in the trial over Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.

HFD: 2 injured in southwest Houston apartment fire

Two people were injured Monday morning when a fire broke out at a southwest Houston apartment complex.

Sugar Land package thefts caught on camera

The Sugar Land Police Department has released video of a man stealing packages from a home on two different days.

HPD: Barricaded man shot his estranged wife, took his own life

Houston police are investigating after a man shot his estranged wife,then killed himself after barricading himself inside the woman's southwest Houston apartment on Saturday.

Eavesdropping? Samsung TVs can record your conversations

There is a new privacy notice included with Samsung's Smart TV's, they could eavesdrop on you.

Flower delivery services put to the test

A beautiful bouquet of flowers doesn’t have to mean a wilted wallet come Valentine’s Day.

Narrower seats possibly becoming airplane trend

As airlines continue to look for ways to cut costs, narrower seats could be the next trend to hit airplanes.

HCSO: Thief shoots self in hand during CVS robbery

Harris County Sheriff's deputies began searching for an injured thief who shot himself in the hand while trying to rob a CVS Sunday night.

Man arrested after causing SWAT situation in N. Houston

The Houston Police Department has sent its SWAT team to an apartment complex in north Houston on Sunday.

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.

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.

Missing 13-year-old from Louisiana found in Houston area

A missing 13-year-old girl from Louisiana was found in the Houston area Sunday.

Partial list of winners of the 57th Grammy Awards

Sam Smith, Carrie Underwood, Pharrell and Eminem are just some of the winners so far.

HPD looking for missing 13-year-old girl last seen Saturday

The Houston Police Department announced that it is looking for a missing juvenile who was last seen Sunday.

Brothers chase down car thieves, shoot & kill 1 suspect

Two armed brothers chase down a pair of thieves who stole their truck in northeast Houston.

Emergency meeting held after La Marque ISD's accreditation revoked

School administrators explained La Marque ISD's situation to parents Sunday.

SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite

SpaceX is aiming for both a launch and landing within minutes of each other Sunday.

Man accused of duping investors over fake Texas Disney park

A member of a Dallas-area real estate family is set to go on trial after being accused of faking a story about a Walt Disney theme park and resort coming to North Texas to trick people into buying land while pocketing sales commissions.

Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, violence that killed at least 14 people, Egyptian state television reported.

Cruz not ruling out U.S. ground forces against Islamic State

Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential presidential candidate is 2016, isn't ruling out sending American ground troops to fight Islamic State militants.

Family without home after fire in north Houston

A family is without a home after a fire burnt it to the ground.

Home of "Flower Man" torn down

The home of a well-known Houston artist is just a memory after it was demolished Saturday.

Man fatally shot after firing at Austin police helicopter

A gunman was shot and killed early Sunday after he repeatedly fired at an Austin police helicopter that had been dispatched to investigate calls of someone shooting out streetlights, authorities said.

Eastex Freeway NB at Will Clayton Parkway reopened after crash

Three lanes of Eastex Freeway northbound at Will Clayton Parkway closed after crash

Man holds woman and kids inside house, arrested by Houston SWAT

A 33-year-old man was taken into custody after police say he broke into a family's home and prompted a SWAT situation. 

HPD officer hit while escorting funeral procession

A Houston police officer is in the hospital after getting hit by a car while escorting a funeral procession.

North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Dean Smith, the North Carolina basketball coaching great who won two national championships, has died. He was 83.

HPD: Racing leads to crash on I-45

A mother and her children are in the hospital after a car speeding down Interstate 45 slammed into their car.

Spring woman scares off would-be robbers

A Spring woman came face to face with would-be thieves in a neighborhood near Cypresswood Drive near Ella Boulevard.

Footage released of driver leaving students on school bus

More than 50 kids in Brazoria were left on the side of the road for more than 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon when the district says the driver decided to stop the bus and walk off the job.

First weekend of Mardi Gras festivities in Galveston

Galveston is hosting its first weekend of Mardi Gras action.

HPD chief hosts town hall meeting

Houstonians had the chance to meet with Houston Police Department Chief Charles McCleland and other top police commanders Saturday.

All lanes of 610 W. Loop reopend after hours of delays

All main lanes of the West Loop northbound at US-59 Southwest are closed after a heavy truck lost its load. 

Police: 5 dead, including gunman, in Georgia shooting

A gunman has wounded seven people, killing five of them, in a subdivision west of Atlanta.

HCSO, Crime Stoppers seek info on robbery of fast-food restaurant

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating the robbery of a fast food restaurant.

Firefighters injured, dog rescued in house fire in Spring

Two firefighters were hurt on the job Saturday morning as they fought a house fire in Spring.

Prayer vigil held for slain priest and family

A service to remember Israel Ahimbisibwe, his wife and son will be held Saturday.

Bruce Jenner in car involved in Malibu crash that killed 1

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say former Olympian Bruce Jenner was in one of the cars involved in a three-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu that killed one person.

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams stepping aside for 'next several days'

Brian Williams is stepping aside from his "NBC Nightly News" amid mounting questions about the accuracy of a story he told about an Iraq War mission in 2003.

Possible 2016 campaigns woo former Romney aides, fundraisers

Spencer Zwick may be the most sought after man in Republican politics.

Ticket sales for J.J. Watt Charity Classic come to a halt

Online tickets sales for the 2015 J.J. Watt Charity Classic have come to a halt, according to a Sugar Land Skeeters Facebook post Saturday.

Steelworkers to expand strike to 2 BP refineries in Midwest

The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest.

3 gunmen rob family's NE Houston house, shoot father

Three children in northeast Houston are recovering after three gunmen broke into their house and shot their father.

2 in hospital after Hwy 290 crash

Two people are in the hospital after a crash on Highway 290 and West Sam Houston Parkway.

HCSO: Argument escalates into shooting outside Nick's Lounge

A gunman is on the run after shooting a man in north Harris County.

Investigation underway after Hotel Galvez bomb threat

Galveston police are investigating a bomb threat at Hotel Galvez.

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.

Deputies search for woman missing after car crash

Sheriff's deputies are searching for a woman that went missing after a car crash late Thursday.

School gives ultimatum to openly gay student

A 17-year-old Houston teenager says he was forced to change schools because he posted video blogs on his YouTube channel about being gay.

Robert Durst's life focus of HBO documentary

The murder case against real estate mogul Robert Durst made worldwide headlines. Durst's bizarre life story is now the focus of an HBO documentary.

1 dead, 3 injured in accident in Galveston

One person died after a violent crash involving a car and a Jeep on Friday in Galveston.

Shooting leads to chaos, damaged cars in SW Houston

Investigators are seeking more information after a shooting near a park in southwest Houston.

Texas Education Agency revokes La Marque ISD's accreditation

The La Marque Independent School District had its accreditation stripped by the Texas Education Agency this week.

Loose dogs kill poodle in Sharpstown

The search is on for two dogs that, one family said, viciously attacked and killed their poodle in southwest Houston.

Hair thieves caught in the act on camera

Surveillance video shows a group of men breaking into three locally-owned beauty shops Friday on different sides of town within two hours.

FBI investigating bank robbery in W. Houston

The FBI is investigating a bank robbery that happened in west Houston on Friday.

$250,000 seized after traffic stop in Rosenberg

A man is in custody and being accused of money laundering after a Rosenberg police detective found $250,000 in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

CHAT RECAP: Your measles questions answered

Check out a recap of the KPRC 2 web chat to answer your questions about the measles outbreak.

Patchy fog overnight, warm weekend in store for Houston and SE Texas

Clouds finally broke Friday afternoon, leaving southeast Texas a brief taste of sunshine before sunset.

Horse virus causes quarantine of Galveston stables

Two Galveston stables are under quarantine after two confirmed cases of the equine herpes virus.

FBCSO: Deputies investigate suspicious deaths of grandparents

Fort Bend County sheriff's deputies are investigating after an elderly couple is found dead in Mission Bend.

Sikh deputy to serve HCSO with faith articles

A deputy with the Harris County Sheriff's Office will be allowed to keep his beard and turban required by his Sikh religion while on patrol.

Houston-based flight attendant thankful bracelet recovered

A Houston-based flight attendant says she was rushing through Terminal E at Bush Airport a few weeks ago and left a bracelet behind. But it was not just an ordinary piece of jewelry.

Mom claims man touched girl, 4, inappropriately at school

"'Let's run a rape kit on your 4-year-old,'" said a Cy-Fair ISD mother. They are chilling words no parent wants to hear even in their worst nightmare, but for one Cy-Fair ISD mother, those words were her reality.

100 videos of child pornography found during search warrant execution

Harris County investigators discovered more than 100 videos depicting images of child pornography while executing a search warrant Friday.

2 hospitalized after car accident involving METRO bus

A car accident involving a METRO bus happened in downtown Houston on Friday.

Thieves steal mail from Liberty County post offices

A warning about mail stolen from post offices follows dozens of complaints about identity theft.

Debate over vaccinations explodes in light of measles outbreaks

Parents in Houston expressed concern to Channel 2 about whether they should be as concerned as parents in other states where there are hot zones of the potentially deadly measles virus.

Mother, daughter injured in 2-alarm fire at Spring-area apartment building

Authorities are responding to a 2-alarm apartment fire in northwest Harris County on Friday.

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

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

MacArthur H.S. student struck, killed by pickup truck in north Harris County

A MacArthur High School student was killed Friday morning after being struck by a pickup truck in northwest Harris County, according to Aldine ISD officials.

18-wheeler overturns on Eastex Freeway

Traffic will be delayed on the Eastex Freeway near Interstate 10 after an 18-wheeler overturned Friday.

Galveston Mardi Gras celebration kicks off Friday

Texas' largest Mardi Gras celebration will kick off this weekend in Galveston, marking the start of carnival season with headliner concerts, elaborate parades and plenty of bead throwing.

Galveston Mardi Gras weekend events

Texas' largest Mardi Gras celebration is happening in Galveston, marking the start of carnival season with headliner concerts, elaborate parades and plenty of bead throwing.  Check out the schedule of events.

Florida woman gives birth to 14-pound baby boy

A woman who did not know she was even pregnant until she was 35 weeks along was even more surprised by the record-breaking baby boy she gave birth to.

Crews free person trapped inside car after multi-vehicle wreck in Pasadena

At least one person was trapped inside of a car after a multi-vehicle crash in Pasadena.

Four Humble High School basketball players robbed

Four Humble High School basketball players said they were robbed by two former students.

HFD: Fire engulfs 2 homes in northwest Houston

Houston firefighters are battling a large fire that has spread to two homes in northwest Houston.

Escapee found hiding on roof of school in Spring Branch ISD

A suspect who escaped police custody was found hiding on the roof of a Spring Branch ISD school Friday morning.

Driver leads police on chase back to his SW Houston home

A man is in custody after police said he led them on a chase straight back to his home in Southwest Houston.

Husband and father of 3 arrested after SWAT standoff

A tense SWAT situation in Northwest Harris County ended with officers arresting a father.

Man shot by masked men near the Heights

A man in his 40s was shot after a confrontation in the street with two men wearing ski masks.

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.

Daughter waiting to give father proper burial 2 months after his death

Michael Tinsley of Wallisville passed away in Saudi Arabia nearly two months ago and his family has yet to receive his remains to give him a proper burial.

Son accused of killing priest, mother, brother to be extradited to Houston

The teen accused of killing his priest father, mother and brother will be extradited to Houston, a judge has ordered.

Men steal phones from fitness center, hit man with getaway vehicle

Two men face aggravated robbery charges after deputies say they stole cellphones from people at a fitness center.

Former BISD administrator accused of stealing $750K from school district

Two former Beaumont Independent School District administrators were named in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury Thursday.

Surveillance cameras capture burglar breaking into Alief home

A burglar is caught on camera as he breaks into an Alief home.

$250,000 worth of cocaine found inside man's truck

A Dallas man was arrested after $250,000 worth of cocaine was found in his truck Wednesday morning.

Spring ISD: Kindergarten student brought kitchen knife to school

A letter was sent home to parents after a kindergarten student brought a kitchen knife to an elementary school, according to Spring Independent School District.

Suspect shoots out window with pistol, security guard hit with glass

A security guard was hit by shattered glass after someone shot out the window of an apartment with a 9mm pistol, according to authorities. 

Weatherford International to cut 8,000 jobs in first half of 2015

Weatherford International confirms with KPRC2 that the company will cut 8,000 jobs in the first half of 2015, and most of the layoffs will happen in the U.S. 

Spring man says neighborhood civic association is discriminating against him

The Texas Workforce Commission has issued a charge of discrimination against a Spring civic association on behalf of one of its residents, who says the association is discriminating against him because he is African-American.

Jury to resume deliberations in trial over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance on Monday

A jury will resume deliberations in the trial over Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance on Monday.

Dog owner says her shar-pei bitten several times at PetSmart day camp

When Michelle Lin, the mother of a 3-year-old shar-pei named Zen took her dog to "Doggy Day camp" at the PetSmart on the West Loop on Wednesday, January 28, in Houston, she said he had no injuries.  She said when she showed up, that night, to pick up her dog, he had been hurt.  She said her dog…

Jurors hear taped deposition from man who was severely burned in 1998

Jurors heard the taped deposition from a man who was severely burned as a young boy on Thursday.  In the deposition, Robert Middleton names Don Collins as his attacker. 

Police search for gunman who stole $145,000 from driver

Sugar Land police officers are still investigating a violent robbery in which a gunman stole $145,000 from a driver. That driver has changed his statement to police.

Thieves steal mail from Liberty County post offices

A warning about mail stolen from post offices follows dozens of complaints about identity theft.

Deputies lose suspect after high speed chase

Liberty County Sheriff's Department are searching for a suspect after a high speed chase Thursday morning.

Volunteer firefighter arrested, charged with possession of child porn

Eastex Volunteer Fire Fighter, Adam Devine, is off the job on administrative leave after being arrested and charged with possession of child porn.

3D-printed hands give children the power to play

It doesn't take a superhero to pick up a pencil, hold a baseball bat or use a pair of scissors, but the ability to do those things means the world to a child born without a hand.

Katy ISD student finds, sets off pepper spray; classroom evacuated

Fourteen people were evacuated from a Seven Lakes Junior High School classroom after a student accidentally set off pepper spray. 

Surveillance released of suspects wanted in check cashing robberies

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying several suspects wanted in at least four robberies of check cashing businesses in southwest Houston since January.

Man arrested after deputy smells marijuana odor coming from vehicle

A deputy discovered methamphetamine and marijuana inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 45 near Lake Woodlands. 

Texas electronics chain Radio Shack files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will sell up to 2,400 stores

NBC 5 in Dallas reports RadioShack filed Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification letters with the Texas Workforce Commission in Austin Thursday.

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon reunites 'Saved By The Bell' cast

Jimmy Fallon joined the Bayside High kids on 'The Tonight Show.'

Driver leads deputies on car chase, crashes on East Freeway

A driver led deputies on a chase on the East Freeway for almost 7 miles before losing control of the car and crashing.

Investigate release details in deadly chemical leak at DuPont plant

Lead investigators revealed details surrounding a deadly DuPont gas leak that killed four workers last November.

Undercover operation results in 3 massage parlor arrests

Three women were arrested as a result of an undercover operation at three La Porte massage parlors.

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Pope Francis to be first pontiff to address Congress

Boehner: Pope Francis to address Congress on Sept. 24, first pontiff to do so.

Cache stores file for bankruptcy

The Cache store at your local mall may soon be gone.

Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze at NW Harris County apartments

Firefighters battled a 2-alarm blaze that broke out an apartment complex in northwest Harris County Thursday morning.

Police: Carjacker shoots woman in head outside Super Target in Spring

Deputies responded to a shooting at a Super Target in Spring late Wednesday night.

1 hospitalized after drive-by shooting in southeast Houston

One person was hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in southeast Houston Wednesday night.

Man, dog safe after fire destroys northeast Houston home

A man and his dog survived a fire that destroyed his home in northeast Houston.

Gunmen target tow truck driver outside apartment complex

A group of armed men open fire on a wrecker driver and his partner while they were trying to tow an illegally parked SUV.

Is sharing your Netflix password legal?

Just about every television junkie uses a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu, but not everyone pays for their own account.

1 dead after small plane crashes into TV station tower

A pilot is dead after the small plane he was flying crashed into the transmitter tower at KCBD, the NBC affiliate in Lubbock.

Slain priest's son arrested in Mississippi, charged with murder

The eldest son of a slain Houston priest was arrested in Mississippi and is the prime suspect in the brutal murders of his father, mother and their 5-year-old son.

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.

Family files lawsuit against Pasadena ISD, says campus police officer beat student

A former South Houston High School student and his parents have filed a lawsuit against the Pasadena Independent School District and an on-campus police officer. The family alleges an officer used excessive force and beat their then-16-year-old, son with a metal police baton.

Houstonian's nonprofit reduces number of students on alternative lunches

A Houstonian has created a nonprofit to clear negative lunch accounts for students being forced to eat alternative lunches. 

Radar gets innovative cancer vaccine

Just two weeks after his life-saving surgery to remove the cancerous growth on his back paw, Radar was back at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists for a follow-up. The visit moved Radar one step closer to a full recovery. 

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Texas prison escapee convicted of killing officer is executed

A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was executed Wednesday for killing a suburban Dallas police officer while the notorious gang was on the run.

Mayor calls Houston's pothole problem a crisis

For the past year, KPRC2 has been tracking Houston's pothole problem and now the mayor is weighing in on the problem, calling it a crisis.

Mother says toddler abused by teacher at Fort Bend County day care center

The state is now investigating a Fort Bend County day care center after a mother claims her toddler was abused by a teacher in an incident that was caught on tape.

Mother takes stand against man accused in her son's burning death

The mother of the man who was severely burned as a young boy took the stand Wednesday against his alleged attacker.  Colleen Middleton described to jurors the day her son, Robert "Robbie" Middleton, was set on fire by another child.

Rat poisoning suspected in pit bull's death

The Galveston County Police Department wants to track down the owner of a pit bull that died this week from rat poisoning. Officers believe the dog was intentionally poisoned.

21-year-old charged with sexually abusing child for about 2 months

A 21-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl for about two months, according to Brenham police. 

Beyonce's new healthy living campaign, a vegan delivery service

Beyonce has already conquered the music industry, now she's branching out with a new venture, a vegan delivery service.

Gunmen rob check cashing business in southeast Houston

Houston police are searching for three suspects who robbed a check cashing business in southeast Houston Wednesday morning.

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.

Study says some chain dollar stores sell products made with toxic chemicals

A study released Wednesday indicates chain dollar stores like Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree and 99-Cents Only are selling products made of chemicals known to cause cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses.