Wreck involving big rig blocks East Freeway at Dell Dale

A major accident involving an 18-wheeler and a van is snarling traffic on the East…

Wreck involving big rig blocks East Freeway at Dell Dale

A major accident involving an 18-wheeler and a van is snarling traffic on the East Freeway.

Local 2 Ebola Town Hall on Thursday

What questions do you have about Ebola in our community? On Thursday afternoon Local 2 is hosting an Ebola town hall meeting and you're invited to be in the audience.

Search underway for home invasion suspect in Aldine area

Authorities are surrounding a vacant home in the Aldine area searching for a suspect they believe broke into another home Tuesday afternoon.

Woman dedicates her 'Dougie' dance to sister battling ovarian cancer

A woman is lighting up the internet with her dance moves all in the name of ovarian cancer.

Surveillance photos released of suspects wanted in armored car robbery

The FBI needs the public's help identifying two armed men who kidnapped an armed Loomis guard in southeast Houston Monday and stole the armored car that the guard was driving.

Fumes from package at Humble Post Office send 7 workers to hospital

Seven employees at the Humble Post Office were transported to the hospital Tuesday after strong odors or fumes from a package caused them to experience various medical issues.

Man accused of beating boy with broomstick

The witness told investigators the man said, 'I got something for y'all,' left the room and came back with a broomstick.

Perry: New Ebola treatment & infectious disease facility created

Gov. Rick Perry Monday announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas, in addition to the UTMB-Galveston facility.

Police release surveillance video of bank robbery suspect

Galveston police have released surveillance video of a bank robbery suspect who's on the loose.

False burglary alarm leads to smoke shop drug bust

Six people are in custody after a false burglary alarm in southeast Houston led to a drug bust.

Lobby of Atascocita clinic closed after patient shows signs similar to Ebola

Cleaning crews scoured the lobby of the Atascocita branch of Texas Emergency Care Center late Monday night.

HPD: Man swings box cutter at volunteer hanging sign against rival candidate

Rival camps for representatives in State District 149 got into a dangerous confrontation Monday afternoon that led to the arrest of one volunteer.

Ex-Houston hospital executive convicted in fraud

The former president of a Houston hospital and three other employees have been convicted in a Medicare scheme to steal $158 million from the federal government.

San Antonio top choice by Texas Highways readers

Readers of Texas Highways magazine have chosen San Antonio as their favorite destination in a countdown of the top 40 places to visit statewide.

Tomball man gets 30-year sentence for child porn

A U.S. attorney says a 62-year-old Tomball man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of producing and distributing child pornography.

Four Apps to Help You Save & Earn Money

Cutting coupons isn't as easy as it sounds. There's the clipping, the sorting... and then you have to remember to bring them to the store. But with new money saving apps, all you really need is your smart phone.

Alleged Indiana serial killer has Texas criminal record

The man police in Indiana say may be a serial killer was released from a Texas prison last year after pleading guilty to sexual assault in the case of a woman who was beaten, forced to perform oral sex and raped in Austin in 2007, Local 2 Investigates has learned.

Which terrorist group poses biggest threat to US?

As the United States carries out military strikes in the Middle East, Local 2 Investigates is asking who poses the greatest threat to our country and, more specifically, to Texas.

Oprah fan in dispute with ticket broker

A woman spends thousands of dollars on a VIP experience with Oprah but gets denied.

Police: 1 shot, nearly robbed at METRO Transit Center

Someone was shot around 3 p.m. Monday near a gate at METRO's Hillcroft Transit Center on the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft in Southwest Houston.

Burglary victim starts neighborhood watch program

A rash of recent home burglaries has prompted a Mission Bend woman to start her own neighborhood watch program.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday.

Teen mom accused of trying to kill baby in hospital

A 19-year-old mother is accused of trying to suffocate her baby twice while the child was recovering at the hospital.

Waller ISD aide resigns after claims of improper communication with student

A Waller Junior High School employee is off the job after he was accused of communicating improperly with a student.

Convention chief Jordy Tollett back in jail

The general manager for the Pasadena Convention Center is back in jail following his 2012 arrest and conviction on charges of drunken driving.

Deputies: 2 men rob woman in front of Alief home

Two men are behind bars, accused of robbing a 67-year-old woman at a home in Alief.

Murder suspect, 3 others arrested during armed robbery

A quick-acting neighbor made a 911 call that led to the arrest of four robbers, including one who was charged with capital murder in January.

43 people who had contact with Texas' first Ebola patient cleared

Forty-three people are considered Ebola-free after surrendering themselves to health officials for 21 days of isolation. Others, mainly health care workers in contact with the first Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, will be clear soon.

Boy, 16, accused in fatal stabbing of homeless man

Houston police have arrested a juvenile suspect in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man back in August and say there may be more arrests.

Trooper injured while conducting truck inspection on Highway 288

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was rushed to the hospital after his SUV was crushed between an 18-wheeler carrying pipes and a pickup pulling a trailer full of hay.

Ex-cheer coach accused of having sex with student

Ashley Elizabeth Zehnder, who is charged with improper relationship with a student, appeared before a judge Monday morning.

Witnesses: Men began shooting wildly after losing game of beer pong

Sore losers began wildly firing at a house party  after losing a game of "beer pong," according to Liberty County sheriff's deputies.

Police: 2 men hijack armored car outside drug store

Police said crooks hijacked an armored truck in southeast Houston, but they did not get very far.

Both directions of I-10 near Sheldon & Beltway 8 reopen

Parts of I-10 in Channelview were temporarily shut down Monday afternoon after an accident involving an 18-wheeler.  The truck struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines across the freeway.

Early voting for midterm election starts Monday in Harris County

Early voting for November's midterm election starts on Monday, Oct. 20, and ends on  Friday, Oct. 31.

Suspect in Virginia abduction charged in DC area rape

Jesse Matthew, the man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has been indicted in suburban Washington, D.C., with a 2005 rape, abduction and attempted capital murder.

Houston Club building imploded downtown

The historic downtown Houston Club Building was imploded Sunday morning. Crews detonated more than 500 pounds of explosives to bring down the building.

Police: Couple dies in murder-suicide with children home

Houston police are investigating a murder-suicide in southeast Houston. Investigators said they were called to a home around 7 a.m. Sunday and found a husband and wife shot to death inside their bedroom.

Driver sought after officer-involved shooting on North Freeway

Houston police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting on the North Freeway.

Driver, horse killed in accident in northwest Houston

A driver and a horse were killed in an accident in northwest Houston Sunday night.

Locals camp out to be the first to cast their election ballots

Sunday night, a small group of voters slept in tents at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in River Oaks to be among the first to cast their ballots during early voting, which started Monday.

2 arrested for alleged armed robbery of League City convenience store

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a convenience store in League City.

HPD: Juveniles in stolen truck lead officers on chase in southeast Houston

Three juveniles were taken into custody early Monday after leading police on a chase in southeast Houston.

Stores unveil spooky good deals on Halloween costumes, the McRib is back!

Now is the perfect time to buy a Halloween costume, for anyone who hasn’t picked one out yet.

Disability rights groups: Fake service dogs on rise

It takes months of training and a major financial investment for a dog to become a certified service animal. But that's not stopping able-bodied people from claiming their ordinary pets are trained service dogs.

Blood sample taken from woman aboard ship negative for Ebola

As a precautionary measure the U.S. Coast Guard retrieved a blood sample from the health care worker who being monitored on-board the Carnival Magic. The U.S. Coast Guard confirms the sample tested negative for Ebola.

Driver slams car into cars stopped for train at Willow Center

Three people were taken to the hospital after a man drove his car into traffic early Sunday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

La Moreliana- Meat Market catches fire on East Little York

A meat market store will need repairs after a fire broke out near East Little York in North Houston.

Ebola waste from Dallas hospital arrives at UTMB-Galveston

Health officials say the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in the coming days will destroy medical waste from a Dallas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola and two nurses became infected.

Ebola waste from Dallas hospital arrives at UTMB-Galveston

Health officials say the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in the coming days will destroy medical waste from a Dallas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola and two nurses became infected.

One person dead after car flips over, bursts into flames

A car crash in Cypress Friday night left one person dead, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Police find woman with flu-like symptoms while investigating suspected shoplifter

Galveston police officers got a crash course in how to respond to a potentially infectious situation Friday. The incident happened at a Walmart and involved the wife of a suspected shoplifter.

Man who exposed himself to female joggers sought

A neighborhood in Spring is warning residents to be on the lookout for a man exposing himself to female joggers.

Texas-grown pine sits atop new building

The 20-story headquarters for a multinational company in Memorial City is being topped off with something homegrown.

Texas man voluntarily quarantines himself

A Dallas man placed himself in isolation and now will have to monitor any slight shift in his health.

Boy gets prosthetic hand made from 3D printer

It was a day one League City boy and his classmates at Mossman Elementary School will never forget Friday.

$7500 reward for most wanted fugitive from Laredo

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Alfredo Rangel, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Downtown building implosion: Streets, bus routes, METRORail affected Sunday

The Houston Club Building is scheduled to be imploded Sunday and many major thoroughfares will be closed in downtown Houston.

Expect a weekend of pleasant weather

Weekend weather should please plenty around southeast Texas.

Home intruder caught trying to escape through upstairs window

Deputies say a man who allegedly broke into a north Harris County home while a mother and baby were home at the time was arrested after trying to escape through an upstairs window.

Large crane falls over at building under construction in west Houston

More equipment will have to be brought to remove different parts of the crane, and an investigation is underway to figure out how it happened.

Ship with hospital worker in Ebola isolation not allowed to dock in Mexico

The Carnival Magic departed Galveston Sunday and now there are serious concerns with at least one of the passengers on board.

Car smashes into school bus carrying high school students, causes rollover

Emergency crews were on the scene after an Alief ISD school bus carrying Hastings High School students was involved in a rollover accident Friday afternoon.

Man accused of pointing gun at driver during road rage incident

A man is accused of pointing a gun at a driver during a road rage incident, according to Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables.

FBI: 'Biker Bandit' robs bank inside Galleria, flees on motorcycle

The FBI needs the public's help identifying a robber dubbed the Galleria “Biker Bandit."  According to authorities, the gunman robbed a bank inside the Galleria Mall Thursday and was last seen leaving the Galleria parking garage on a motorcycle.

FBCSO: Suspects caught red-handed burglarizing Katy-area home

Two men were caught red-handed in the middle of burglarizing a Katy-area home, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect arrested in deadly shooting outside gas station

After surveillance video of a wanted suspect was released, a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man outside a gas station.

SAFE Court aims to break cycle of women involved in prostitution

The Harris County District Attorney's Office has been awarded a federal grant in hopes of changing the lives of young women involved in prostitution.

Perry calls for travel ban due to Ebola

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry reversed course and joined other top conservatives in calling for an air travel ban from countries hardest-hit by Ebola, saying Friday that he'd pushed the idea with President Barack Obama and even suggested creating a 'no-fly list' for Americans potentially exposed…

Investigation underway after woman found dead in Cypress home

An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside her Cypress home.

Police: 2 employees steal 33 car batteries from auto parts store

Two men are in custody for allegedly stealing dozens of car batteries from an auto parts store.

UTMB prepares to treat patients with Ebola virus, destroy Ebola waste

The University of Texas Medical Branch is preparing to treat Ebola patients and destroy medical waste linked to patients.

Houston Habitat for Humanity gives homes to 5 families

Five local families now have new homes, thanks to Houston Habitat for Humanity and its partners.

PD: Man steals running SUV with children inside

A man is accused of stealing a running vehicle after a Pasadena mother left her two children unattended inside.

Women targeted at local movie theater

Two groups of women have been robbed at gunpoint over the past month at the AMC movie theater on Dunvale near Westheimer, according to Local 2 Investigates research.

Ebola patient Nina Pham speaks out from hospital bed

Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man, is resting at a specialized medical facility in Maryland, officials said.

Mayor, city file revised Equal Rights Ordinance subpoenas against pastors

Mayor Annise Parker said the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance subpoenas filed against five pastors have been revised to clarify and narrow their reach. 'We don't want their sermons,' she said.

One killed in accident on Highway 249

The Houston Police Department is investigating a deadly accident along Highway 249 inbound between Beltway 8 and Gessner.

Three drivers hospitalized after crash in SW Houston

Three people are in the hospital after a three-vehicle accident in southwest Houston.

Woman rescued, man dies after fire breaks out at Cypress home

Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene around 7:30 p.m. Thursday where rescuers found smoke and flames coming from a garage on Short Brook Lane.

Man shot outside southeast Houston night club

Houston police taped off the area surrounding a Southeast Houston night club to investigate a shooting Friday morning.

Hazmat responds to Harris County Jail after inmate shows Ebola-like symptoms

Hazmat crews were at the Harris County Jail early Friday morning, after an inmate reportedly showed symptoms similar to Ebola.

Houston firefighters have Ebola protective gear, but no training

Just one day after Houston's mayor and medical director said the city was prepared for Ebola, the city's first responders sounded an alarm Thursday saying they don't have the training they need.

Health officials: Patient with MERS symptoms tests negative for virus, dies in hospital

Galveston County Health Department officials say a patient who was suspected to have MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) died after he tested negative for the virus Thursday.

Restaurant Report Card: Reasons to skip a meal?

From breakfast to lunch to dinner, Houston health inspectors found some violations that might make you skip a meal.

HPD finds 2-year-old alone in stroller on patio, mom passed out in apartment

Houston police charged a Houston mother after she allegedly strapped her 2-year-old son in a stroller and leaving him out in the cold night air, said Houston police spokesman Victor Senties.

Dallas County decides to not issue disaster declaration for Ebola outbreak

Dallas County commissioners have decided to not issue disaster declaration after Ebola has left a man from Liberia dead and two nurses infected.

Man caught on video stealing computer from store

Houston police are looking for a man who they say walked into the Computer Super Store, stole a computer and then ran out. The incident was all caught on camera.

South Main St. near South Loop reopens after downed power lines

Highway 90 has reopened near the South Loop after workers repaired power lines in the area.

Twin brothers arrested in narcotics investigation in Matagorda County

Police arrested twin brothers as part of a narcotics investigation in Palacios, Texas, according to Bay City police.  

Northbrook H.S. coach on leave after pot growing operation found at home

A Northbrook High School coach was arrested after a pot growing operation was found inside his home, according to Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

$5K reward offered in aggravated kidnapping case

Crime Stoppers of Houston says it will give out $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of man suspected of kidnapping a woman and child at gunpoint in September. 

Crooks smash into northwest Houston Phillips 66, steal ATM

A group of burglars smashed into a northwest Houston convenience store and took off with the ATM.

Travel concerns after patient's flight

As lawmakers push for travel bans due to the Ebola crisis, people who travel are concerned for their safety.

Police: Driver hit person on purpose after argument in Galveston

Galveston police officers are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which they believe the driver intentionally hit the victim.

Bus driver accused of hitting, killing bicyclist, then fleeing scene

A bus driver is facing charges after police said she hit and killed a man, then fled the scene.

Deputies: Wrong package delivery leads to major drug bust

A FedEx package that was delivered to the wrong home helped Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators stop a significant drug operation.

2 adults, 1 juvenile charged in death of teen stabbed with machete

Houston police have arrested three suspects charged in the death of a teen whose body was found near Addicks Reservoir.

2 arrested, 1 wanted in shooting of man who was taking out trash

Two men are in custody and another man on the loose in the case of an elderly man who was shot while taking out his trash in Baytown.

Conflicting reports on Dallas nurse's call before taking flight

A federal spokesperson is now reporting Dallas nurse Amber Vinson did notify health officials she had a low grade fever before she boarded a plane in Cleveland.

Homeless man charged in fatal stabbing at northeast Houston bus stop

A homeless man is accused of fatally stabbing another man at a bus stop in northeast Houston Wednesday afternoon.

HBO offering streaming service in 2015

People who may have been thinking of cutting the cable cord have a new reason to do so, HBO will soon be available minus the cable bill.

Washburn Tunnel closed for repairs until November

The Washburn Tunnel is closed until Nov. 2 as crews repair the roads and traffic circles.

Police arrest man suspected of carjacking women, stealing purses

Houston police took one man into custody and began searching for another in connection to a carjacking and robbery Thursday morning.

Some drivers say their cars broke down after a gas refill at a Houston Exxon

Customers says his car started breaking down almost immediately after he filled up his gas tank at the Exxon station on Scott and Blodgett streets. 

App helps Crime Stoppers stop crimes before they happen

From vicious, bloody fights in the classroom to mass shootings on campus to contract killings being plotted in high school, crime on school campuses has reached a whole new level.

Gov. Perry returns to Texas in light of Ebola threat

The diagnosis of a second nurse with Ebola changed the governor's travel plans. Gov. Rick Perry canceled trips to Rhode Island and New York on Thursday. 

Ebola-stricken nurse being transferred

A Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Armed robbers hold up cellphone store in NE Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Department is responding to a cellphone store robbery on Wilson Road  and the North Belt.

Robbers wanted for at least nine home invasions

A series of home invasion robberies have occurred in south Montgomery County and the sheriff's office is asking for help identifying the people involved in these crimes.

Arsonist caught on camera at gas station

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office need your help finding a man who torched a gas station in Northwest Harris County.

Dallas hospital records paint picture of inner workings

Patients at Texas Health Presbyterian wait in the emergency room for much longer than the state and national averages, according to Local 2 Investigates’ review of hospital data on

City files subpoenas for documents from pastors over HERO

There are new developments in the city's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.

3rd Texas Ebola case puts Houston city leaders, hospitals on high alert

At a briefing Wednesday morning Mayor Annise Parker warned Ebola in Houston is more than just a possibility.

Woman's death under investigation by HPD

The Houston Police Department is investigating a woman's death that happened around 1 p.m. on Oct. 11.

Possible Ebola vaccine could be produced at Texas A&M lab

Dallas, Texas is now ground zero for Ebola and the virus is taking center stage just a couple hundred miles away at Texas A&M.

Dallas residents concerned about safety after third Ebola case in Texas

A second health care worker tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, and residents who live in her Dallas apartment complex are nervous.

Warmer weather ahead for Houston

Rain will be a rare commodity for the next week. Right now, the Houston area looks to be dry for the next seven days.

Robbers make off with thousands of dollars in game room robbery

The City of South Houston is looking for three men who robbed a game room.

CDC seeks Frontier passengers after 2nd infected Ebola nurse flew

Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola the next day. Amber Vinson flew from Dallas to Cleveland and back in recent days.

HPD: Man fatally struck by school bus

Bobby Brooks, 56, was killed in what the Houston Police Department is calling a hit-and-run accident.

Reward offered for information about double homicide in Conroe

A body of a man in his 50s and a woman estimated to be about 43 years old were found in two different locations outside a home.

2 people charged with stealing from several vehicles in Montgomery County

A 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman are accused of credit card abuse and several car burglaries in Montgomery County. 

HPD: Woman caught stealing Houston Texans jerseys from sporting goods store

A woman is accused of stealing six Houston Texans’ jerseys from an Academy Sports and Outdoors in east Houston Tuesday evening.

Suspects flee after bank robbery in Kingwood

Two men are wanted for an armed bank robbery in Kingwood.

Montgomery County gets new mobile mammography unit

A non-profit breast cancer organization is providing women in Montgomery County with another tool to enhance breast cancer awareness.

Armored truck robbed in SE Houston parking lot

An armored truck driver was targeted by a thief in a Fiesta parking lot on Bellfort Ave. and Telephone Road.

No injuries after 6-vehicle wreck outside Pep Boys

Police cited a 19-year-old driver after a bizarre 6-car crash in The Woodlands.

HPD: Suspects have 3 kids with them while they rob men in parking lot

Houston police have arrested two men who allegedly took three children to a robbery on Tuesday.

Texas abortion clinics back to scheduling patients

Abortion clinics in Texas are starting to reopen after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked new restrictions that had closed all but eight facilities.

Houston City Council briefed on Ebola response plan

Health officials briefed Houston City Council Wednesday about the city's readiness and response in dealing with Ebola.

HCSO: Suspected drunk driver strikes, kills man pushing bike on feeder

A suspected drunk driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Channelview Tuesday night will not be charged in the man's death, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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Southwest has new limited time fare sale

If you have some time off in December or early next year you should act fast, Texas-based Southwest airlines has a new fare sale.

Man shot in head during robbery near taco stand

A man is shot during a robbery near a taco stand in southwest Houston.

Three cats killed in SW Houston townhouse fire

Firefighters believe a dryer sparked a townhouse fire in Southwest Houston that killed three cats.

Dallas nurse infected with Ebola says she's 'doing well'

'I'm doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers. I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world,' said Pham.

Abbott campaign has six times more cash on hand than Davis

Greg Abbott's campaign announced last week that the Texas attorney general has more than $30 million cash on hand for the final push to the Nov. 4 election. His Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, has a reported just over $5 million in her coffers.

Former Houston Club building to be demolished

A downtown Houston building that was once the home of a private club visited by Houston's movers and shakers is set to come down with a bang Sunday morning.

Crime in Bellaire has residents on edge

Residents are concerned after a family was robbed at gunpoint Monday night.

HPD looking for missing Houston man

The Houston Police Department is looking for 48-year-old Robert Baber.

Bank robber on the run wanted by FBI

The FBI violent crimes task force is looking for a man who robbed a Houston bank in the Greenspoint area on Tuesday.

Galveston police searching for bank robber

A man got away with an unknown amount of money after robbing a bank in Galveston.

FBI investigating local Ebola scare

The FBI is investigating an Ebola scare in Richmond.

Abbott says wheelchair ad is desperation by Davis

A TV ad from Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that focuses GOP opponent Greg Abbott's use of a wheelchair is an act of desperation and distracts from issues that matter to Texas voters, Abbott said Tuesday.

HPD: Driver arrested after high-speed chase on east side

A suspect who led police on a high-speed chase on the east side is in custody.

Man files shooting lawsuit against well-known Stafford officer

A young man shot by a well-known Stafford police officer says the officer used excessive force in 2012 and now he wants a jury to award him damages for his medical bills and pain and suffering.

Supreme Court stops parts of Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state's abortion facilities.

Recusal hearing delayed for judge in Adrian Peterson case

The hearing on whether to remove the judge in the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been pushed back.

Texas Nurses Association supports Ebola-infected nurse in Dallas

The Texas Nurses Association, representing more than 7,000 nurses across the state, said this is not the time to cast blame after the director of the Centers for Disease Control said a breach in protocol was to blame for nurse Nina Pham's Ebola infection.

Town's traffic tickets could be thrown out among judge controversy

Months worth of speeding and other city misdemeanor tickets may have to be thrown out following an investigation by Local 2 Investigates, which sparked a Liberty County Sheriff's Office investigation into the town's municipal court.

Driver kicks gay couple out of cab over kiss

A Houston-area man said a cab driver kicked him and his partner out of a taxi after learning they were gay.

Security increased at Worthing High School after fight breaks out

Security was increased at a southeast Houston high school Tuesday morning after a fight broke near the campus, Houston Independent School District officials said.

Pasadena police look for serial armed robbers of pizza restaurants

Two CiCi's Pizza's in the Pasadena area have been targeted multiple times.

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state's latest tool to suppress minorities in elections.

3 men charged in sex-trafficking conspiracy in Houston

Federal prosecutors say three Central American men have been arrested for directing at least two minors to engage in commercial sex acts.

Alert neighbor helps lead to arrest of 4 burglary suspects

Four burglary suspects were arrested thanks to an alert neighbor in north Harris County.

HPD: Man pepper-sprays 2 men, 8-year-old girl during altercation

A man is accused of emptying two cans of pepper spray on two men and a child during an altercation in west Houston.

2nd arrest made in vandalism of mock space shuttle

The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office has filed charges of graffiti against 20-year-old Justin Michael Purdy, of Friendswood, for his part in the vandalism to the mock Space Shuttle Independence in November 2013.

Local 2 anchors report 'good news' on 'The Tonight Show'

We've got good news! Expect zero traffic jams and 100% chance of puppy hugs. Oh, and did we mention how cool you are?

Video of convenience store shooting released

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video in an attempt to get information about a weekend shooting.

HPD: 6 in custody possibly connected to armed robbery ring

Six people, all age 20 and under, are in custody after a police chase in Bellaire.

Big rig loses its load on Katy Freeway inbound at Crockett

Traffic was moving slowly in the inbound lanes of the Katy Freeway at Crockett after a big rig lost its load.

Suspect wanted after man found shot to death outside gas station

Police are searching for a suspect after a man was found shot to death outside a gas station last month.

Man found shot to death in southwest Houston street

Houston homicide detectives began investigating Monday night after a man's body was found in the middle of a street in southwest Houston.

Watch this kid have the time of his life dancing to 'Dirty Dancing'

An 8-yr-old boy recreates the final scene of 'Dirty Dancing' and the internet goes wild!

Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic.

Man arrested in shooting death of good Samaritan in east Harris County

Homicide investigators have arrested a man believed to be responsible for last month's murder of a good Samaritan in east Harris County.

Arson investigating north Houston apartment fire

Firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a fire at an apartment complex in north Houston early Tuesday.

Rockets fans have new food options at Toyota Center

The NBA preseason is underway, and if you go to a Rockets game soon, you'll have a lot of great food from which to choose.

Leveraging social media to save money

Gone are the days of finely-crafted letters to a business’ corporate office when a company upsets a customer. Customers can now grab a company’s attention on social media. 

Coach catches heat over Facebook post

A teacher who doubles as a football coach is facing scrutiny over an alleged Facebook post.

Community prays as Dallas nurse receives blood transfusion

Local 2 Investigates has learned the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola, Nina Pham, received a blood transfusion Sunday from a survivor of the virus, Dr. Kent Brantly.

HISD updates principals, parents about Ebola prevention

Houston ISD leaders Monday distributed to all 282 of its schools the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for identifying and preventing the spread of Ebola.

Nurse, 26, diagnosed with Ebola virus ID'd as TCU grad

KPRC Local 2 has confirmed the identity of the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.  Nina Pham is 26 years old and a graduate of Texas Christian University. Hospital officials said Pham had extensive contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian…

CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'

The CDC will host a press briefing at 11 a.m. to update the Dallas Ebola Response.  Watch the live stream on

Man accused of setting Walmart on fire

Carlos Lee Suddeth, 41, has been charged with first-degree arson.

Tornado Watch for Chambers, Liberty Counties expires

A Tornado Watch is in effect for Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson and Liberty counties until 7 p.m. Monday.

Davis stands by controversial attack ad

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday defended her campaign television ad that highlights opponent Greg Abbott's use of a wheelchair.

Med Center hospitals prepare for chance of Ebola patient

Area hospitals are fine-tuning their procedures in the event of receiving a patient with the Ebola virus.

Baytown man, 74, shot several times while taking out trash

A man was airlifted to the hospital early Monday after being shot while taking out the trash, according to Baytown police.

Mattress Mack pays for Astros success

The Houston Astros' improvement from baseball's worst team with 111 losses to a 70-win season this year has cost furniture mogul 'Mattress Mack' more than $4 million.

Group: Houston air quality improving

Houston has lost its standing as the nation's smog capital but environmentalists and scientists say significant air improvement still leaves the Houston area exceeding federal health standards.

Man accused of hitting police chief with truck arrested

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office says its deputies have arrested a wanted man out of Llano County, who is accused of hitting a police chief's patrol car with a stolen vehicle.

Human smuggler on the run after 4 illegal immigrants held captive

Houston police are searching for a human smuggler on the run. Investigators say three illegal immigrants were being held in an Alief apartment.

Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's 911 calls released

The city of Dallas has released the 911 call for Thomas Eric Duncan.

Crime Stoppers tip leads to charges in elderly woman rape case

A man has been charged in the rape and robbery of an elderly woman in southwest Houston after a Crime Stoppers tip.

Is your flashlight app spying on you?

If you've got one of those flashlight apps on your smart phone, mobile security experts say you should uninstall it immediately.

Houston ranks among Top 20 Rattiest Cities in America

Houston, we have a problem.  According to Orkin, the Bayou City is among the rattiest cities in America.  Orkin released its Top 20 Rattiest Cities, based on 2013 data from cities where the company performed the most rodent treatments.  Houston ranked 13 on the list.

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors off Galveston jetties

The U.S. Coast Guard said two men were rescued off the Galveston jetties after their sailboat became lodged on the rocks Monday morning.

Two masked suspects wanted for armed robbery at dollar store

Employees told deputies that two suspects entered the store pointing guns at them.

73-year-old San Leon man charged in fatal shooting

A 73-year-old San Leon man was arrested and charged after gunning down a younger man in the middle of a street, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

Father accused of leaving children alone with guns, drugs and filth

A Houston man was arrested after leaving his two young children alone in a home with guns, drugs and filth, according to court documents.

Arrest made in hit-and-run that injured Montgomery Co. commissioner's son

A man is charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured the 13-year-old son of a Montgomery County commissioner.

Gunman shoots man during home invasion in northwest Harris County

The search is on for a gunman who shot a man in northwest Harris County.

Family held up in home invasion

A family of five had a terrifying wake up call Monday morning when armed robbers broke into their home.

UT Health professionals discuss proper Ebola protocol

Health professionals say there is an elevated concern, but clinics have safety measures in place to make sure their staffs are protected at all times.

Laser treatment helps stop hair loss

Hair is often considered our crowing glory.  But, more than 80 million men and women know that sinking feeling when they see hair falling our in the shower or on our hairbrush.

Walmart Shopping App Gives You Money Back

Everybody wants to save money; but not all of us are willing to take the time to clip coupons and review sales ads. Now there's a new app that takes the work out of comparison shopping.

Marketers scan for products in selfies

It’s more than just friends noticing selfies uploaded onto social media websites.

Car slams into tire shop on Airline Drive

An accused drunken driver slams straight into the side of a tire shop.

Bill Read: Christopher Columbus gave first documented hurricane warning

During Christopher Columbus’ fourth voyage to the new world, the explorer added another first to his amazing life story during the summer of 1502– he gave the first documented hurricane warning.

Off-duty officers open fire, shoot suspected armed robbers

Two off-duty Houston police officers opened fire on two suspected robbers Sunday night, sending both people to the hospital.

CDC confirms second U.S. Ebola case

The Centers for Disease Control said the second Ebola patient in Dallas, a healthcare worker, had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan.

Key question: How did Dallas worker catch Ebola?

How did Dallas health worker caring for Ebola patient catch the disease herself?

Texas abortion clinics: More calls, longer waits

The eight remaining abortion clinics in Texas are reporting a spike in the number of phone calls and longer waits for appointments after a federal court allowed enforcement of the last of Texas' new abortion regulations.

Ebola: How it spreads

Some facts about how Ebola spreads

Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms in Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Gonzalo has formed in the Caribbean and could threaten Puerto Rico as a hurricane within days.

Truck slams into attached garage on Canyon Springs

A pickup truck slams into an attached garage on Canyon Springs and Hammerlyn Valley.

Clerk, customer held at gunpoint at West Houston gas station

Harris County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who robbed an Exxon gas station in West Houston.

HCSO seeks armed robbers of doughnut shop

Harris County sheriff's deputies are seeking information on three men who robbed a doughnut shop.

Man hit, killed after 'swangin' crash on Sheldon Road

A dangerous driving game turns deadly.

Suspected Gulf Cartel leader arrested in Texas

A man suspected of being a top-ranking Gulf Cartel member has been arrested in South Texas and another is being sought after nearly being caught.

Boy, 6, left on locked school bus at Alvin ISD bus barn

Gabriel Welch, 6, is enjoying his weekend at home after a rough evening on his way from school. That's because he was locked on a school bus at the Alvin ISD bus barn for more than an hour.

As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to U.S.

Mexican drug cartels are seeking companies to deposit money in American banks and wire it back in pesos under the guise of international trade.

Woman, 85, sentenced for DA murder plot

An 85-year-old Montgomery County woman has received three long prison terms related to a plot to hire a hit man to kill a district attorney.

Drug death at Austin music festival

Austin police say a 21-year-old student has died after taking the synthetic hallucinogenic drug Ecstasy with friends during the Austin City Limits Music Festival's opening a week ago.

Man pried out of truck after hitting power pole

A man is hospitalized in stable condition after the truck he was riding in slammed into a wooden utility pole, splitting it in half.

Driver crashes SUV into freeway pillar, dies in West Houston

A man died after he left the road and drove his SUV into a concrete pillar along the Katy Freeway Friday night, according to Houston police. 

Tracing the path of Ebola to the U.S.

Less than two weeks is how long it took Ebola to ravage the body of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil.

2 men suspected of breaking into 5 homes in one day

A neighborhood in Spring has been warned to keep a lookout for two men suspected breaking into five homes in one afternoon.

United: Plane possibly hit by lightning, turns back

A United Airlines jet flying from London Heathrow Airport to Houston possibly was hit by lightning, according to United spokeswoman Karen Nay.

Toddler rescued from pool near Katy

Fort Bend County EMS responded to a child found floating in a swimming pool.

Popular Houston event returns this weekend

The city of Houston is bringing back Sunday Streets this fall, and it begins this weekend!

Is there reason to panic about Ebola?

Hundreds of questions are flooding into health organizations every day about Ebola. But is the awareness causing distractions?

HPD: Shell clerk hid in ceiling while burglars stole ATM

A group of thieves left behind a big mess at a Shell convenience store in north Houston.

Accused thief taunts HPD officer by phone

A man accused of burglarizing a home and selling the stolen goods at a pawn shop allegedly calls police to taunt the investigator.

Man charged in alcohol-related crash that killed woman, injured deputy

A wrong-way driver has been charged in a crash that killed his passenger and seriously injured a Harris County sheriff's deputy in the Bear Creek area early Friday morning.

Charity gives away wheelchair vans to families

The Houston Children's Charity and AMS Vans gave away wheelchair-accessible vans to nine deserving families with disabled children.

Jury duty scam targets Harris County residents

The FBI's Houston office is now taking a closer look and Harris County's District Clerk are warning of a new phone scam.

Houston Italian Festival underway this weekend

You can now experience Italy in the Montrose area. The Houston Italian Festival runs through Oct. 12.

Texas voter ID law blocked by federal judge

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID requirements just weeks ahead of the November election.

Firefighter has close call battling SE Houston house fire

A firefighter has a close call Friday battling a house fire in southeast Houston.

Ebola patient's temperature spiked to 103 degrees

Thomas Eric Duncan's temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room -- a fever that was flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system, his medical records show.

Robbery suspects arrested after bailing out from police chase

Three robbery suspects who bailed out of a vehicle at the end of a chase in northeast Houston have been arrested, according to police.

Houston man charged with trafficking counterfeit Beats by Dr. Dre

Nick Chen, a Vietnamese National legally residing in Houston, has been arrested on charges of conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit goods, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced Friday.

Improvements completed at Memorial Park

Friday was the grand opening of the $2.4 million Memorial Park running trails center located on the south side of Memorial Drive.

Deputies: Arrests may be connected to T-Mobile robbery

Multiple suspects were arrested after deputies believe they may be connected to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in northwest Harris County.

House Homeland Security head holds Ebola hearing in Texas

The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee chairman has scheduled a hearing to review the federal, state and local response to the nation's first Ebola case.

Dallas County deputy who tested negative for Ebola speaks out

The Dallas County sheriff's deputy who exhibited symptoms of Ebola and tested negative for the disease said Friday he doesn't regret going into the apartment of the family of Thomas Duncan and that he was just doing his job.

Creator of "Hook 'em Horns" sign Harley Clark dead

Harley Clark, the former Texas cheerleader credited with introducing the "Hook'em Horns" hand signal used by tens of thousands of Longhorns faithful over the past six decades, died Thursday at his farm outside of Austin, school officials said. He was 78.

New connector ramps open on Highway 290 to I-10 Katy Freeway

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place to mark the opening of the US 290 eastbound/I-610 North Loop westbound direct connectors to the I-10 Katy Freeway east- and westbound.

Katy ISD: Morton Ranch High School student approached by stranger

Katy ISD police are alerting the public after a stranger approached a student walking home from school in the Sun Down Glen subdivision.

Deputies: Child left inside car while grandmother goes to game room

A grandmother left her grandchild in the car while she was inside a game room in northeast Harris County Thursday evening, said Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4.

Freebie Friday: Festivals, movies, workouts & fright fests

There's plenty of freebies this weekend around the Houston area.

Texas teen who killed mother, sexually assaulted corpse gets life in prison

A South Texas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother and then defiling her body.

South Texas man arrested in 2002 slaying of couple at Houston-area home

Houston-area authorities say a 37-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying of a couple in 2002.

Driver flees after striking, killing woman walking in southeast Houston

Police are working to track down the driver who struck and killed a woman in southeast Houston.

Memorial City Mall set to open world's largest mall play area

Memorial city mall is one of Houston's most popular malls, and it should become even more popular with parents, when they open the world's largest mall play area.

Rollover accident on West Sam Houston Tollway SB at Briar Forest

Emergency crews are on the scene of a rollover accident on West Sam Houston Tollway southbound at Briar Forest.

Police search for gunman who shot, killed man at SW Houston apartment

Police are searching for a gunman officers said shot and killed a man outside his Alief apartment.

Fire scorches North Houston auto repair shop, damages cars inside

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze that scorched about a dozen vehicles at a North Houston repair shop.

Warm and humid Friday, weekend could be wet

It will be another warm and humid day with a chance for hit-or-miss showers.

Deputy who went into Ebola victim's apartment tests negative for disease

The Texas Department of State Health Services has completed testing of the specimen submitted Thursday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Sgt. Michael Monnig has tested negative for Ebola.

DA: Motion to revoke Adrian Peterson's bond over alleged drug use

The same day Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was in a Montgomery County courtroom to face a child abuse charge, court documents state he admitted during a drug test that he had 'smoked a little weed.'

Harris County investigates medical waste in barrel at office building

A dangerous discovery in the middle of an office building in Cypress has workers worried and Harris County investigating who left behind medical waste.

One killed, two injured in Webster head-on crash

Two people were flown via Life Flight and another transported via ambulance Thursday afternoon following a head-on collision.

Deputies: 3 detained after chase ends in east Harris County

Three people were taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly robbing a store in Humble, then leading authorities on a chase, which ended in east Harris County.

Restaurant Report Card: Unsolicited taste test at Mexican eatery

Also included: Unusable chicken and rodent droppings at a local university's student center.

Sheriff's deputy suspended with pay over arrest video

A Harris County Sheriff's deputy has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

HCSO jail looking for signs of Ebola in inmates

The Harris County Sheriff's Office jail screens about 300 inmates a day for illnesses or mental health issues and now they're also looking for signs of Ebola.

Artists volunteer to paint, cover graffiti on nonprofit thrift store

This weekend a nonprofit thrift store will be getting a makeover, thanks to the help of dozens of volunteer artists.

Festival of Lights preparations start

Award-winning carvers from China are working to transform 900 tons of ice for the ICE LAND attraction at Moody Gardens. It's apart of the upcoming Festival of Lights. 

3 injured after light rail collides with car

A METRO light rail train hit a car Thursday afternoon after the driver made an illegal left turn, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. 

Houston health officials add safety measures to handle possible Ebola patients

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is making sure all of their health clinics are well equipped to handle any patient who could have been exposed to Ebola.

Deputies: Mom charged after toddler cut with broken glass

The Harris County Sheriff's Office charged a Houston mother after she allegedly threw a glass during an argument. The broken shards of glass embedded in her child's chest, according to court documents.

Ex-Yates High School teacher sentenced to 15 years in student sex case

A jury has sentenced a former Jack Yates High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student to 15 years in prison.

Coast Guard crew uses helicopter to rescue man in marsh near Bayou Vista

A Coast Guard aircrew out of Houston pulled a man into a helicopter after they found him in the marsh off Jones Bay in Bayou Vista Wednesday night.

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Former HPD officer convicted in drug conspiracy

Former Houston Police Department officer Marcos E. Carrion has entered a guilty plea for his role in a drug conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced Thursday.

Sketch released of suspect wanted in murder of good Samaritan

Harris County Sheriff's Office homicide investigators need the public's help identifying and locating a suspect wanted for the murder of a good Samaritan in east Harris County.

Female starting linebacker for Creekwood Middle School football team

Nothing says Texas football like green grass, loyal fans, and -- female linebackers?

Driver flees scene of multi-vehicle crash on Highway 249 near Veterans Memorial

All eastbound lanes of Highway 249 from Ella to Moonglow were temporarily closed Thursday morning due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Police search for restaurant robber wearing hockey mask

According to police, the man forced as many as six employees to the ground while making another employee open the register.

Perry visits troops at Fort Hood going to Africa to fight Ebola

Gov. Rick Perry visited Army troops before they deployed to West Africa to support U.S. efforts to contain and eradicate Ebola. 

Houston's coolest work spaces attracting a lot of talent

Silicon Valley's tech giants have nothing on some of Houston's workplaces.  The Houston Business Journal asked readers to send photos of where they work and here are a few they highlighted.

Fort Bend County first responders prepare to act in case of Ebola

First responders in Fort Bend County have been keeping a close eye on what is happening in Dallas and say they are ready to act if Ebola should show up in the area.

AT&T, Red Bull settlements could mean money for customers

AT&T and Red Bull are both settling lawsuits that will put money back in the hands of customers.

Tech company owner tries to hide his shady past

A simple consumer complaint about a local computer repair company has sparked an investigation spanning two states.

Robbers carjack couple, escape after chase near Halls Bayou

Houston police are searching for a pair of carjackers who attacked a couple in Northwest Houston.

Deputy who went into Ebola victim's apartment treated out of 'abundance of caution'

Suburban Dallas officials say a sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the first U.S. Ebola patient had stayed is hospitalized 'out of an abundance of caution' after falling ill.

Water main break floods SW Houston intersection

A water main break caused flooding at the intersection Bob White Drive and Airport Boulevard in Westbury Wednesday afternoon.

LaPorte native talks to Local 2 about competing on "The Voice"

A LaPorte native is hoping to go all the way on this season of "The Voice" on NBC. 

Houstonian searches for owner of lost USMC ring

A former member of the Navy is searching for the owner of a lost United States Marine Corps ring, found at a Houston Starbucks.

Louis Vuitton purses stolen from shoppers at the Galleria mall

Thieves seem to be targeting Louis Vuitton shoppers. Several people contacted Local 2 about purse thefts in the Galleria area. 

Video released of man wanted in sex assault of elderly woman

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the identity and arrest of a man wanted for sexually assaulting an elderly woman.

Nearly $2 million of Marijuana plants found in Humble home

Nearly $2 million worth of marijuana plants have been found at a home in Humble, police say.

Former Yates High School teacher found guilty in student sex case

The jury has returned a verdict in the trial of a former Jack Yates High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.  De Sergio Geterus Parrish has been found guilty of one count of improper relationship with a student.

Ebola patient Thomas Duncan dies in Dallas hospital

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.

Man accused of stealing goat in Heights area

Charles Worthington has been charged with theft of a animal after he allegedly stole a goat.

NFL player Adrian Peterson appears in court on child abuse charge

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was in a Montgomery County courtroom to face a child abuse charge, but the hearing was reset after the state asked to recuse the judge.

Police: Lady robs bank inside Baytown Kroger

Police are searching for a woman who reportedly robbed the First Convenience Bank inside a Kroger in Baytown. 

PD: Mom leaves toddler in car while shopping

Houston police charged Niabi Ariel Ristine-Miller, 30, with abandoning a child with intent to return after she left her 2-year-old son in a car while she went shopping, according to Harris County Pct. 5 Constable Capt. Romeo Chapa.

Ex-death row inmate released on parole in Huntsville

Nearly six years after Manuel Velez was sent to Texas death row for the beating death of his girlfriend's year-old son, the former Rio Grande Valley construction worker has walked out of prison.

Plug pulled on News92 FM, employees let go

News92, Houston’s first FM all-news radio station aired its last broadcast on Wednesday.

Best things to spend big money on now, in order to save in the long run

Everyone wants to save money, but sometimes it pays in the long run to spend more.

Hot and humid day ahead Wednesday

Late-summer heat and humidity continue to hold in Houston through the weekend. High temperatures on Wednesday afternoon will be in the low 90s, with "feels like" temperatures closer to 100 degrees during the hottest part of the afternoon.

Man's body found in ditch in north Harris County

Deputies are investigating after a man’s body was found in a ditch in north Harris County Tuesday morning.

Woman killed by stray bullet while lying in bed

Homicide investigators spent hours gathering evidence outside a southwest Houston apartment complex, after a stray bullet hit and killed a woman who was sitting in her bedroom.

Ex-boyfriend charged in shooting death of mother of 4 arrested

Houston police have arrested a man they say shot and killed his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Business owner holds 1 burglary suspect at gunpoint, another on the run

A burglary suspect is behind bars and another is on the run after an attempted robbery in northwest Houston Wednesday morning.

Sick passenger aboard flight to Midland hospitalized after crews fear Ebola

A passenger aboard a plane flying from Dallas to Midland was taken to the hospital to be checked out after crews thought she was experiencing  symptoms resembling Ebola.

Woman hit by car on Fannin

A woman is in serious condition after she was hit by a car.

Wireless carriers push for Wi-Fi calling

In the battle for smartphone customers, wireless carriers are looking for any edge they can get.

Hannah Graham suspect's car provides glimpse of trek from Va. to Bolivar

A banged-up Nissan Sentra is all that is left behind from a nationwide search for the man accused of abducting a University of Virginia student that culminated on the shores of the Bolivar Peninsula in late September.

Couple followed, burglarized after shopping at Galleria

Harris County sheriff's deputies believe a couple was targeted and then followed from the Galleria Mall to a Cypress restaurant where their vehicle was burglarized. 

HFD arson investigating 2 house fires blocks apart

The Houston Fire Department is investigating two house fires just blocks away from each other.

Patient at Texas Children's Hospital tests negative for enterovirus

An Enterovirus D68 test for a child patient at Texas Children's Hospital came back negative.

Summer heat to stay strong in Houston for days to come

Hot, humid weather will stay put in Houston and much of the rest of Texas for the remainder of the week. It will feel more like mid-September than mid-October.

Custody hearing for woman's 7 children

A custody hearing took place Tuesday for a woman's seven biological children.

FBCSO seeks men who used stolen credit cards

Authorities say men made a purchase on credit cards stolen from a woman in her driveway.

League City earns kudos from consumer website

League City is the 11th-best place in Texas for young families, according to

Thieves cause church school cancellation, street flooding

Thieves stole a back flow preventer, a key component of the water system, and more than 200 students were turned away from the Sugar Cove Church of Christ School in Fort Bend County Tuesday morning because the building had no water.

6 men arrested in undercover online solicitation sting

Six men were arrested in an undercover sting while attempting to meet up to have sex with underage children, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

State lawmakers scrutinize Texas' Ebola response

State lawmakers are scrutinizing how medical officials handled the first confirmed U.S. case of Ebola at a Dallas hospital.

TSA warns about replica weapons, other prohibited items

You may want to think twice about what you wear and what you carry on the plane the next time you fly.

Concrete break causes backups on Eastex Freeway

Exposed rebar is causing traffic delays in north Houston.

Jesse Jackson visits with family of Ebola patient

Prominent civil rights activist Jesse Jackson criticized the Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated.

Gov. Perry praises Galveston lab's work on Ebola

Gov. Rick Perry is calling the work of facilities like the Galveston National Laboratory -- which is working to develop treatments and vaccines for Ebola -- the best way to control the spread of the deadly virus.

FBI seeks man who attempted to rob north Houston bank

Authorities say a man tried to rob a Wells Fargo at 2799 Fulton St. but came away with no cash.

Trial continues for former Yates H.S. teacher accused of sex with student

Testimony continues in day 2 of the trial of a former Jack Yates High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

HPD: Officers shoot and kill man who took estranged wife hostage

Detectives began investigating Tuesday morning, after police shot and killed a man who officers say took his estranged wife hostage around midnight.

Report: '7th Heaven' pastor dad accused of molesting children

Stephen Collins, the actor who played TV's minister father on '7th Heaven,' has been accused of molesting children.

Officials: Patient at Houston-area hospital does not have Ebola

The patient, who had been in isolation at North Cypress Medical Center, will not be tested for Ebola after 'the patient’s clinical condition and course does not indicate an EBOLA infection.'

Most affordable neighborhoods for Houston renters

It's getting more difficult for Houston renters to find an affordable neighborhood, but there are still areas with cheaper apartments.

Online travel scam hits Texas A&M students

More than a dozen international students at Texas A&M University have been scammed out of about $17,000 by an online travel service that promised to save them money.

Death penalty sought for postal worker slaying

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a Southeast Texas man charged with fatally shooting his neighborhood postal carrier last year.

Houston police work to clear rape kit backlog

A $4.4 million effort to test rape kits dating back to 1987 by the city of Houston has produced more than 1,000 DNA databank matches and charges against 19 people.

Heat and humidity make a comeback Tuesday

After a gorgeous weekend with fall-like weather, expect the heat and humidity to make a comeback Tuesday.

Finding the cheapest pumpkins in town

Nothing says fall like a porch covered in pumpkins, but at $6 to $10 each, getting that look could cost you -- unless you know where to shop.

31st annual National Night Out for law officers and community

Tuesday is the 31st National Night Out.  The event gives officers a chance to meet and mingle with the community and raise awareness about programs like drug prevention and neighborhood crime.

Missing baby at center of Amber Alert found safe

An Amber Alert for the baby of Tammi Bleimeyer, the mother who's accused of locking her stepson in a closet under the stairs and starving him, has been canceled after authorities say the baby was found safe.

Highway cameras repaired after likely attempted copper theft

A Texas Department of Transportation crew worked overtime on the North Freeway near FM 1960 Monday evening, trying to get more than 40 Transtar cameras back online.

Teens finding, obtaining drugs through Instagram

A popular social media site has become a convenient way for teenagers to procure illicit drugs, according to police, counselors and a teen who spoke on the condition of anonymity to Local 2.

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Those in contact with Ebola patient remain quarantined

Two days ago was the last time Thomas Duncan's loved ones were able to speak with him. When they did, he was so sick, the 42-year-old from Liberia could barely talk.

U.S. Coast Guard finds boater's body in Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard found the body of a man who was thrown from his boat off of Galveston.

Group of armed men rob jewelry store in NW Harris County

The scene was like something out of a movie as six armed men stormed into a jewelry store in northwest Harris County during a robbery.

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl after she says she blacked out

Investigators have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a teenager in his car after she blacked out. Alan William Null, 41, is charged with sexual assault of a child.

Dangerous weather moves through Houston

Strong storms Monday produced some flooding, hail, damage and a possible funnel cloud.

Mother of 4 shot, killed at southwest Houston apartments

Houston police are investigating after a mother of four was shot to death outside her southwest Houston apartment early Monday.

Man killed when tree falls on top of SUV in Spring

A man was killed Monday morning when a tree fell on top of an SUV during a thunderstorm.

Perry creating infectious disease task force for Texas

Gov. Rick Perry says he's creating a state task force to ensure Texas appropriately responds to infectious diseases like the Ebola virus.

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ICE Houston deports Mexican man wanted for murder, attempted murder

A Mexican man wanted in his native country for murder and attempted murder was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Change of venue granted for man accused of burning boy in 1998

A request to move the trial of a Texas man facing a capital murder charge in a childhood attack on a boy who died nearly 13 years later was approved by a judge on Monday.

2 arrested in drug bust in Dayton

Two people are charged in connection to a drug bust at a home in Dayton.

Man slams his car into SUV, tow truck on Katy Freeway

A man died on the Katy Freeway in Southwest Houston late Friday night after he crashed his car into a tow truck and SUV that were in the emergency lane. 

HPD: 15-year-old killed in shooting at mobile home in SW Houston

Houston police are searching for the person who killed a teenager inside a mobile home Friday night. 

Man accused of knocking his elderly father unconscious

A Montgomery man is accused of assaulting his elderly father in Houston.

Woman charged in connection with death of man following traffic accident

Charges have been filed against a woman for her role in the death of a man who jumped on the hood of her car following a traffic accident early Sunday.

HCSO: Suspects get away with $20K after robbing food truck owners

Harris County sheriff's deputies are searching for a group of intruders who allegedly robbed a family of food truck vendors at gunpoint early Monday.

Marine gets truck back after car dealer steps up to make repairs

Three months ago Marine Corps veteran Mitch Akin couldn't even start the engine on his prize Dodge Ram 2500 turbo charged pickup. The entire truck had been ripped apart and trashed by thieves who stole it and then abandoned it.

Monday is the last day to register to vote for November election

Monday is the last day to registerto vote for the November election.

'Miracle League' teaches special needs children the game of life

They all play baseball for different reasons. Whether it's the hits, home runs, or the friendships, but each child brings one thing to the ball park: an amazing attitude that you can see in every smile.

HPD: Driver in stolen truck leads police on chase in southeast Houston

A man is in custody after leading police on a chase in southeast Houston.

App answers user's questions on behalf of local businesses

A new app is taking customer service to the next level.

Main lanes of I-45 open near Woodlands Parkway after weekend closure

The main lanes of Interstate 45 between Woodlands Parkway and Highway 242 are back open to traffic.

Officials locate possible Ebola patient contact

A homeless man being sought because of possible contact with the lone U.S. Ebola patient was found Sunday in Texas after several hours of searching, authorities said.

Motorcyclist dies in fiery collision

An investigation is underway after a motorcycle rider was killed Sunday afternoon in a crash on Houston's northwest side.

How to prevent buying, renting homes contaminated with toxic meth

Thousands of Americans have unknowingly bought or rented homes contaminated with toxic meth, but there are some simple steps you can take to avoid an expensive and dangerous home-buying mistake.

Hospital: Ebola virus survivor not infected again

Health officials say a Massachusetts doctor who is back in the hospital this weekend after being successfully treated for the Ebola virus last month does not have the virus.

Ebola patient takes "turn for the worse"

Officials say a man in Dallas who's being treated for Ebola is fighting for his life.

Lizard's fate in middle of Texas oil boom

A petition seeking to protect a little-known lizard that makes its home in large portions of an area leading the way in the new Texas oil boom remains in limbo.

Ex-Texas cop accused of tampering with evidence

A former Amarillo police officer is being accused of making changes to a police report in connection with an incident in which he and another officer illegally entered a home.

2 killed in deadly rollover in Texas Panhandle

Authorities say two people were killed after being ejected from the vehicle they were riding in during a rollover accident on a Texas Panhandle highway.

Ebola case gives Perry real-time leadership test

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is a potential health crisis that gives Republican Gov. Rick Perry another real-time leadership test and a chance to look presidential — or ineffective — on a national…

Two dead after head-on collision on the East Freeway

A crash early Sunday morning left two people dead, according to Harris County sheriff's deputies. 

Firefighters battle apartment fire on Crestdale Drive

An apartment fire forces a family out of their home in the middle of the night.

HCSO: Customer kills 2 would-be bar robbers

Two people were killed Saturday after deputies say four men tried to rob a bar in northwest Harris County.

Texas-based processor recalling ground beef products

Ground beef from Sam Kane Beef Processors, of Corpus Christi, may contain extraneous materials according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Items from Ebola apartment to be destroyed

The items removed in barrels by a decontamination crew from the Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was staying have been hauled away for disposal.

Arrest made after Prairie View student fatally stabbed

A man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a Prairie View A&M student.

CDC responds to sick passenger on United flight to Newark

Health officials responded to a sick patient at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday afternoon after a passenger began vomiting on a flight from Brussels, according to officials.

American base jumper dies in Swiss Alps

An American base jumper has died in the Swiss Alps after misjudging his launch, hitting a cliff and falling hundreds of meters (feet) into a gorge.

Helicopter crash in Wichita Falls leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

One person has been killed and three others injured after a medical helicopter crashed in downtown Wichita Falls. 

Masked men rob convenience store near Cypresswood

Four masked men burst into a convenience store at Cypresswood and Cutten Road.

3 motorcyclists seriously injured in high-speed crash

Three people are seriously injured in a major crash involving two motorcycles and a car.

Major I-45 closure this weekend

A big stretch of I-45 will be closed this weekend, and for drivers heading up to Dallas for the Texans game, that could be a big problem.

Dallas officials give Ebola update

A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed, while public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of the deadly disease.

Residents call upscale sushi restaurant crowd a nuisance

People living near a new upscale sushi restaurant in west Houston say they are fed up with its patrons parking in their neighborhood.

Liberians in Houston feel stigma of Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola case in Dallas grips residents in North Texas, across the state and throughout the country, another community in Houston is watching with a very personal connection.

Woman found dead in pool at Kingwood home

Houston police are investigating after a woman was found dead in her pool in Kingwood Village Estates.

Change of venue hearing scheduled in Middleton case

A man accused of burning an 8-year-old boy will find out Monday if he will be tried in Montgomery County.

Future of animal rescue group in jeopardy

The passing of the founder of a pet rescue organization puts the group's future in question.

Seabrook officer accused of sexual assault

A former Seabrook police officer was arrested after an alleged incident with a woman.

Woman leads police on chase in stolen HFD truck

Police say it began when the woman walked up to Fire Station 69 on W. Sam Houston Parkway and Valley Forge, got in a supervisor's Suburban and drove away

FIRE MARSHAL: Candle may have started house fire; man charged

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office charged Patrick Malley, 33, with criminal trespassing in the home that caught fire.  They said he did not have the owner’s permission to be there.

CHAT RECAP: Your Breast Cancer Awareness Questions Answered

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and KPRC Local 2 and The Rose teamed up to help answer your questions about breast cancer with a web chat and phone bank.

Man allegedly abuses girlfriend's dog by putting it in washing machine

A Houston man was charged after he repeatedly abused his girlfriend's dogs, according to Houston police.

Police arrest man in nursing home murder

Houston police arrested a man investigators said killed a man inside a nursing home.

Houston man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend, son

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has filed an aggravated kidnapping charge against a Houston-area man.

Health officials: Multiple people tested for Ebola in Harris County

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services confirms that more than one person in Harris County has been tested for Ebola. 

Freebie Friday: Ice cream, Fire Fest and pumpkins

Several businesses are inviting families out for festivals and fun this weekend. There are no strings attached. You don't have to buy anything. Just head out and have a good time.

Charges filed in deadly hit-and-run

Police have arrested and charged a man for a deadly hit-and-run accident in northwest Houston where a bicyclist was killed.

KPRC Local 2 celebrates our 65th anniversary!

All week long, KPRC Local 2 is celebrating the station's 65th anniversary!

Crews work to repair large hole on Hillcroft in SW Houston

Crews shut down the southbound lanes of Hillcroft Avenue at Greencraig Drive on Friday to repair a hole in the street.

HCSO: Katy homeowner shoots at two burglary suspects

A homeowner in Katy shot two people who were allegedly trying to steal from his home Thursday afternoon.

Man kills alleged intruder near Hockley to protect daughters, mother

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly home invasion near Hockley.

Cause of death of HFD firefighter killed in line of duty released

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science confirmed Friday that Houston firefighter Daniel D. Groover died of smoke Inhalation on July 9 after he lost radio contact with other firefighters at a burning Kingwood residence.

Handbags, Legos among more than $500K in fake goods seized at seaport

Expensive handbags and children's toys are among the hundreds of phony items from a shipment seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston-Galveston seaport.

FedEx truck overturns on I-10

A FedEx truck ended up on its side Friday morning on I-10 near the North Freeway.

4 hospitalized after wrong-way driver slams into 2 trucks on 610 East Loop

Four people were hospitalized late Thursday after a wrong-way driver caused a crash on the East Loop Freeway.

Teen shot in back during drive-by shooting in east Harris County

Houston police are investigating after a teen was injured in a drive-by shooting in east Harris County Thursday night.

After overnight storms, a beautiful day ahead Friday

We will enjoy a beautiful day Friday and Saturday will start very cool.  In fact, low temperatures Saturday morning will reach the mid-50s in Houston.

Woman found with broken arm on busy feeder in SE Houston

Investigators are trying to figure out how a woman broke her arm on a busy feeder road in southeast Houston.

Train jumps tracks, cars derail

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train jumped the tracks Thursday night, causing a few cars to derail.

Overnight storms cause power outages

Heavy rain and wind made its way through the Houston-area Friday morning. CenterPoint Energy is reporting more than 12,000 outages.

Family sues two churches, claims child was not protected from sex predator

A family is suing two popular Houston churches, accusing them of failing to protect their daughter from a sexual predator working as a youth minister.

Couple turns to social media to help cover cost of adoption

For some couples dreaming of starting a family through adoption, it can be a long and expensive process. That's why many of them are now turning to social media and total strangers to help them cover the costs.

Fifth-grader arrested for threatening schoolmate with a gun

A student was arrested for bringing a gun to Montgomery Elementary School in Southwest Houston Thursday. 

Some Houstonians cancel Dallas plans after Ebola news

A lot of Houstonians have plans to hop on Interstate 45 and travel north to Dallas this weekend but the latest Ebola news has some people putting on the brakes.

Deputies: Chop shop for stolen vehicles found in North Harris County

Deputies with Harris County Precinct 4 said they found several stolen vehicles after they responded to a disturbance call in North Harris County Wednesday. 

Man accused of stealing as many as 7 Camaros from car lot

A man has been arrested after being accused of stealing cars right off a dealership's lot.

Teacher on leave after nude photo circulated among students

A teacher at Pasadena High School is under investigation and off the job after school administrators say they have evidence a naked picture of her has circulated among students.

State investigating possible supervision problem at local private school

A private school in The Woodlands is under investigation by the state for possible neglectful supervision after a mother claims her 3-year-old was molested by other children in her class.

United Airlines contacts people who were on flights with Ebola patient

United Airlines' officials have decided to reach out to the hundreds of passengers who were on board flights with Ebola patient Thomas Duncan.

Restaurant Report Card: Rat droppings, roaches at ladies only club

The latest inspection by the Houston Health Department shows male stripper club LaBare has roaches. An inspector found one dead in the ice storage bin at the bar and another roach in a display case.

Large homemade knife smuggled in Harris county court

A large homemade knife that was smuggled into the Harris county criminal justice center Thursday.

Experts: Houston is prepared for Ebola patient

Infectious disease experts gathered at a meeting of the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.

Appeals court lets Texas enforce anti-abortion law

A federal appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state.

Man charged in 1995 beating death now in custody

A man charged in the 1995 beating death of a woman is now in custody. He was found and extradited from Mexico.

Passenger dons protective gear in Atlanta airport protest of Ebola

As health officials monitor a Texas patient sickened by Ebola, a Missouri man donned full protective gear at Atlanta's airport to protest the government's response to the outbreak.

Fans swamp Academy as Astros, Bun B release limited edition Astros cap

More than 200 fans lined up to meet Texas rap legend Bernard “Bun B” Freeman and pick up his limited edition Astros cap on Tuesday. The Port Arthur native and rap icon teamed up with New Era to design the cap considered to be #AstrosTrill.

Man charged with 5 counts of possession of child pornography

The United States Postal Inspection Service charged Omar Mahmud Yusuf, 33, with five counts of possession of child pornography, according to Postal Inspector Ashlea Bowens.

Teachers arrested following threesome with student

Two Louisiana high school teachers were arrested after being accused of having a sexual tryst with a student.

Texas orders family of Ebola patient to stay home

Texas and Dallas County health officials have ordered four close family members of the Dallas Ebola patient to stay home and not have any visitors to prevent the potential spread of disease.

Burglars smash into SE Houston gas station

Police are searching for the burglars who used a pickup truck to smash their way into a southeast Houston convenience store.

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'Real Housewives' husband gets 41 months in prison

A husband who appeared on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been sentenced to more than three years in prison, and the judge says she's still deciding whether to send his wife there, too.

Two men sought in armed carjacking, robbery

Authorities are searching for two suspects who robbed a man at gunpoint and stole his vehicle as we was returning to his residence in north Harris County back in July.

Flag-flying man learns lesson from ROTC student

Hand-written letters in the mail are hard to come by these days. So when Kirk Simon received a hand-written letter recently, he was a bit taken aback. 

Cold front poised to blow through southeast Texas

Houston has one more day of hot, humid, summer weather to slog through before a fresh, fall breeze blows in and brings cooler, more seasonable weather for the weekend.

Painless, Non-invasive Varicose Vein Treatment

More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins.  A new treatment now available in Houston is providing fast, painless relief without going under the knife.

Airport managers plan Ebola screening as plane arrives from Nigeria

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa, including Nigeria.

Multi-vehicle accident slows traffic on Highway 59 inbound at FM 762

Traffic is inching along on Highway 59 northbound at FM 762/ Thompson Rd. due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Man shot dead in apartment complex on Woodland Park

Gunmen are on the run after police say they shot a man to death at an apartment complex in Westchase.

How is Houston area preparing for Ebola?

With the Ebola virus just a couple hundred miles to north, health experts say this isn’t time to panic, but it is time to prepare.


LGBT Pride Celebration moves location after 36 years

Organizers of Houston's annual LGBT Pride Parade announced Wednesday they are moving the event from Montrose to downtown Houston next summer.

HCSO: Infant dies after crash in northwest Harris County

A 1-year-old girl died in the hospital Wednesday night after a truck ran into the car she was in.

Plant stem cells may help skin look younger, healthier

Stem cells, the body's so called "master cells," are used to treat heart disease and cancer and to grow tissue. But plants also have stem cells and they're some of the hottest ingredients in anti-aging products.

Pet owner promises $10K for information on cat mutilations

An anonymous pet owner is offering a hefty reward to catch the people responsible for mutilating and murdering cats in The Heights area.

Houston airports, hospitals implement Ebola prevention steps

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee discussed what Houston airports are doing to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

Perry: 5 kids who had contact with Ebola patient monitored

Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease.

Summery temperatures on Wednesday, cold front on Thursday

Scattered showers and storms Tuesday afternoon dry up overnight before another summery day sets up for Wednesday. 

Texas appeals court upholds Tom DeLay reversal

The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money-laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Local doctor helped track Ebola outbreak in West Africa

A doctor from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston is sharing his experience in Sierra Leone after returning from a six-week trip.

Burglars caught on camera at Greatwood home

Deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office are asking for help in locating the thieves who broke into a home in Greatwood.

New effort lessens penalties of first-time offenders for pot possession

The Harris County district attorney announced a new effort Wednesday that would lessen penalties for first-time offenders caught with marijuana.

CHAT RECAP: Your Ebola questions answered

With the news that the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. is right here in Texas, many of you had questions about the virus and how to protect yourself and your kids.

Neighbors describe man killed in police shootout as quiet, nice

One person has been killed in an officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston, according to Houston police.

Small child seen in back of SUV after chase suspect crashes in North Houston

A man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at the end of a police chase and crash in north Houston.

Police chase driver in stolen truck with 4-year-old child inside

Police took a man into custody Wednesday morning, after officers said he stole a truck with a young child inside and led police on a wild chase.

Granddaughter calls 911 during violent home invasion in northwest Houston

Police are searching for the group of violent robbers who beat up a couple in their northwest Houston home.

Houston Texans' star J.J. Watt buys Mom car, wins internet

J.J. Watt admits he's always dreamed of buying his mom a brand new car. Today, he did!

Reward increased for Texas most wanted sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased the reward for one of the most wanted sex offenders in the state.

Questions arise after fatal wreck on Harris County race track

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

Ship collides with vessel in Intra-Coastal Waterway

Part of the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) is closed due to a collision near the area where the Houston and Galveston ship channels meet.

Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

What's fact or fiction in Texas governor's race?

The war of words continues between Texas gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis.

2 adults, 1 child escape house fire in northeast Harris County

A family is safe after escaping a fire that broke out at their three-story northeast Harris County home Tuesday night.

Pregnant woman injured, husband killed in crash involving DWI suspect

A pregnant woman was injured and her husband was killed late Tuesday when a suspected drunk driver plowed into their vehicle, according to Houston police.

4 in custody after leading police on chase from Katy to east Houston

Four people were arrested early Wednesday after leading police on a chase from Katy to east Houston, according to Houston police.

Could your child have sleep apnea, narcolepsy?

Sleep is the time when the body can rest and rejuvenate. But when kids don't get enough sleep, it sets the stage for a variety of problems, including depression, weight gain and declining school performance.


CDC confirms first U.S. case of Ebola in Dallas

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Hospitals prepare to actively treat Ebola

With the first-ever case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, here on Texas soil millions of Texans are now wondering -- could it spread inside our borders and beyond?

Man who stole expensive cowboy boots sought

Houston police are looking for an armed robber who has hit at least two Cavender's Boot City stores. Pasadena police believe the same man robbed a store in their city, too.

Abbott, Davis square off in final debate in Texas governor's race

Ebola, ethics and education are among the issues that dominated the final debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis.

Sensitive documents dumped in Missouri City

A Houston suburb is taking action after sensitive documents were found thrown in a dumpster.

Doctor convicted of poisoning lover talks about life in jail

The once-respected cancer doctor convicted of poisoning her boyfriend told Local 2 that she is surviving in jail on her faith and that she often prays.

Weather update: October's first day won't feel like it

Scattered showers and storms Tuesday afternoon dry up overnight before another summery day sets up for Wednesday.

Houston VA employee manipulated claims

After an in-depth investigation, the inspector general's office has found proof that a VA employee in Houston manipulated and falsified documents involving disability benefits for more than 100 local veterans.

HPD arrests crime ring suspects

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

Keepsakes, valuables stolen from 87 storage units

Investigators said the thieves who hit a storage unit facility in Spring had the gate codes to get inside the business.

FBSCO seeks man who burglarized car, used stolen credit card

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who burglarized a car and used a stolen credit card.

HPD: Mom chokes boy, 6, for drinking chocolate milk without permission

A 23-year-old mother is accused of using excessive measures to discipline her 6-year-old son after the boy drank chocolate milk, according to Houston police.

HPD: Officer shoots, kills suspect near Baybrook Mall

A police officer shot and killed a suspect in a store parking lot near Baybrook Mall, police say.

How to get a special test drive of the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford is letting a select 20,000 people across the country test drive its new 2015 F-150 before the trucks arrive at local dealerships.

Man accused of hitting baby girl, who died from her injuries

A man has been charged after allegedly hitting an 8-month-old child with a blunt object.

HISD's Madison High School on lockdown for police activity in area

A Houston Independent School District high school is on lockdown due to police activity in the area.

Elderly homeowner opens fire on attempted robbers in southwest Houston

An elderly homeowner opened fire on a group of suspects attempting to rob his southwest Houston home, according to Houston police.

Brazoria County man fatally shot in front yard

The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder that happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 600 block of Johnston Drive in Rosharon.

Texas City ISD's Blocker Middle School evacuated after bomb threat

A Texas City ISD middle school was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat. As a precautionary measure, Blocker's students and staff were evacuated to Texas City High School while police investigate.

Charges filed in case of bronze statue stolen from community center

Charges have been filed against a man in connection with the theft of a large bronze statue stolen last month from the Coles Crossing community center in northwest Harris County.

Truck driver dies after crashing into tree

A truck driver is dead after crashing into a tree early Monday morning in northwest Houston.

2 ex-workers who stole $4M from Beaumont ISD sentenced to federal prison

A Southeast Texas school district will try to recover money and property seized in a $4 million embezzlement case that sent two ex-finance officers to prison.

Houston-area felon who faked military past guilty in guns case

A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to acclaimed retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell faces up to 10 years in prison for having guns.

17-year-old found with gunshot wounds wandering 50 miles from home

Officials said a 17-year-old boy was in stable condition Tuesday morning after residents in northwest Harris County found him wandering along the side of a road.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Authorities have charged an Oklahoma man with first-degree murder in the beheading of a Vaughan Foods plant worker.

Employee shot by stray bullet in southeast Houston

Police are searching for the gunmen who shot an innocent bystander in southeast Houston.

Texas city named 'Most Boring In America'

When it comes to the most boring cities in America, you don't have to look far.

Another hot, humid day ahead Tuesday

The summer-like weather pattern continues Tuesday, with high temperatures expected around 90 degrees.

School provides education for immigrant children

While the flood of immigrant children from Central American has slowed in recent months, more than 60,000 were caught illegally crossing the border since last October.

Patrick, Van de Putte go on attack in debate

The state senators vying to be Texas' next lieutenant governor are squaring off in their only scheduled debate.

Thieves targeting distracted parents in Friendswood

Friendswood police about are putting out a warning about thieves targeting unsuspecting parents distracted by busy after school pick-up parking lots.

Doctor found guilty of poisoning ex-lover sentenced to 10 years

A jury has sentenced Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Angulo, who was found guilty of poisoning her ex-lover, to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Space Center Houston hosts exclusive shuttle party

Local 2 is among the first to see Space Center Houston's new exhibit.

Man believes construction company causing damage to home

Over the last few weeks, the Bullard family has found five chunks of concrete in their backyard and one of their windows was busted out.

CHAT RECAP: Your Enterovirus questions answered

With the news Enterovirus has spread to 40 states across the country, including here in Texas, many of you have questions about the virus and how to protect yourself and your kids.

Man charged in stabbing death during argument at apartments

A man is facing charges in the fatal stabbing of another man after an argument over the weekend in the Upper Kirby area.

Person of interest sought in fatal shooting of landscaper

Houston police are still looking for one person of interest wanted in the fatal shooting of a landscaper back in February. Homicide detectives were originally looking for two persons of interest, but a woman was located, interviewed and released without charges.

Realtors ask for personal information to keep agents, buyers safe

Area Realtors say the disappearance of an agent who was showing a home in Arkansas has some of them thinking more critically about how to stay safe on the job.

Police: Mom charged after biting, dropping her baby son

A Houston mother is facing charges after police say she bit her baby son, hit him, then dropped him on the floor.

Former Columbus coach arrested in prostitution sting

Kirk Collier was one of 15 men arrested in an undercover operation conducted by the Victoria Police Department.

Mother charged after chase with kids in car

Mother charged after leading police on a chase with her young daughters in the car.

PD: Family members pull out sword, gun during feud over water well

Two people were arrested on charges of swinging a sword as well as firing a shot during a family feud over a water well in Santa Fe, according to deputies.

HPD: Woman in love triangle beats, bites, shoots rival in fit of rage

A love triangle almost turned deadly when a woman followed her rival home and shot her in a fit of rage, according to Houston police.

CityCentre set for sizable expansion

Several extensions will be made to a popular collection of restaurants and retailers in west Houston.

Mother accused of beating daughter after Texans game

Pasadena police charged Priscilla Diana Garay, 28, with injury to a child after she allegedly assaulted her daughter.

Police: Father pushing minivan on Eastex Freeway hit by taxi cab

A father was killed on the Eastex Freeway near Langley Road after he was hit by a taxi cab, according to Houston police. 

Man dies after being accidentally shot in NE Houston

Police say a 22-year-old man was teaching his sister how to take apart a gun when he was fatally struck.

Monday's weather is hot and humid

The coming week brings big changes to Houston’s weather pattern. For the majority of the work week we will be unusually warm and humid, feeling more like summer than fall.

HPD: Driver who ditched officers twice in chase found hiding in River Oaks

A driver was taken into custody Sunday night after ditching Houston police twice after a crash.

Bank robbery suspect hams it up in mug shot

A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery doesn't seem too upset about his arrest.

Dump truck pulls down power lines in northeast Harris County

Some residents in northeast Harris County were without power Monday morning after a dump truck pulled several power lines down.

Cab driver shot, killed outside townhome

Houston police were investigating the fatal shooting of a cab driver in southwest Houston late Sunday. Homicide detectives spent more than five hours overnight collecting evidence at the scene.

Burglars smash into north Houston Family Dollar

Police are searching for the burglars who smashed into a north Houston Family Dollar with a truck.

HPD: 2 injured in crash caused by red-light runner in northwest Houston

Two people were injured in a crash caused by a red-light runner in northwest Houston late Sunday, according to Houston police.

Race car driver killed in crash

A race car driver is dead after an accident at the Houston Motorsport Race Park.

Funeral held for teen killed near Addicks Reservoir

Jose Meraz died a violent death after family members said he was attacked by someone wielding a machete near Addickes Reservoir.

Finding the best deal on car repairs

Whether it's a fender bender or a major wreck, dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be stressful and expensive.

Mayor Parker leads group to South Korea, Japan

Mayor Annise Parker is leading a Greater Houston Partnership Investment and Trade Delegation to South Korea and Japan with a 30-member delegation of local elected officials and business community leaders.

Father, daughter robbed at gunpoint in driveway

Three armed men rob a father and his daughter outside their north Harris County home.

Man stabbed to death after fight in apartment complex

An argument inside a high-end apartment complex in Upper Kirby ended in a deadly stabbing Sunday morning.

22 police held following southern Mexico violence

Authorities in Mexico say 22 local police have been arrested following the deaths of six people in Guerrero state.

Gay marriage ban stalls changes to Dallas pensions

DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas city pension funds have delayed enacting measures passed by the city council aimed at ensuring equal rights for municipal employees.

El Paso border bridge upgrades to start Monday

Some lanes of a border bridge linking West Texas and Mexico will be closed for high-tech upgrades.

Abbott campaigns got $1M from fund's recipients

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has received more than $1 million in campaign contributions from recipients of a state economic development fund that was the focus of a critical state audit.

Thousands attend anti-pipeline concert in Nebraska with Willie Nelson

Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Police look for driver after pickup hits, kills bicyclist

A bicyclist in northwest Houston died late Saturday night after a pickup hit him. 

Man attempts to cross Gulf Freeway, hit by car

A man was killed in Webster Saturday night after he tried to cross the northbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at El Dorado Boulevard. 

HFD: Southeast Houston home destroyed in 1-alarm fire

A single-story house in southeast Houston was destroyed in an early-morning fire Sunday. 

Local 2 Investigates Special Presentation: Dateline Houston

We are showcasing KPRC's biggest investigations of the summer.

Pilot dies, passenger hurt in plane crash in San Jacinto County

A man is dead and another man is hurt after a plane crashed in Shepherd near San Jacinto County, authorities say.

Semi collides with Texas college softball team's bus, killing 4 team members

A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.

HPD officer seriously injured in 7-car pileup

A Houston police officer and another driver were seriously injured in a series of car accidents on the Southwest Freeway.

Yorkie found in Indiana returns home to Texas

Indianapolis woman finds Yorkie, discovers it has been missing from Texas for 6 years.

El Paso man gets 50 years for killing wife

A West Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for strangling his wife as they argued about whether she had been unfaithful.

Texas woman indicted in death of husband's ex-wife

A Texas Panhandle woman has been indicted in the April beating and shooting death of her husband's ex-wife.

How a Wendy Davis loss could help Texas Democrats

Wendy Davis may well lose the Texas governor's race, but that could still be a win for the Democrats.

Driver crashes into several cars while deputies investigate deadly accident

At least five vehicles were damaged Friday night when a driver crashed into traffic that was backed up on the westbound lanes of I-10. 

Man drowns after car slides into ditch, rolls over

A man died after he lost control of his Toyota and the car slid into a ditch early Saturday morning. 

Hannah Graham abduction suspect arrives in Virginia

Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the abduction of missing 18-year-old college student Hannah Graham, arrived in Virginia on Friday evening.

Baytown officer shoots alleged robber

A robbery suspect was shot by police outside a Baytown motel room Friday.

Marines marry on historic Battleship Texas

After sunset in the presence of family and friends, the two Marines recited their vows. But this wedding almost didn't happen.

City crew rescues cat trapped for days in SE Houston

A kitten is now in good hands, after being rescued from a storm drain in southeast Houston.

Hogs creating safety concern at Sugar Land church

A  Sugar Land church says wild hogs are literally taking a bite out of the church's profits.

Doctor found guilty of poisoning ex-lover

Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a woman accused of poisoning a doctor who was a former lover. Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Angulo has been found guilty.


Police seek two persons of interest in fatal shooting of landscaper

Police have released surveillance photos of a woman who is a person of interest wanted in the fatal shooting of a landscaper back in February. Police are also seeking the whereabouts of a man they have identified.

Authorities believe one man responsible for W. Harris County robberies

Nearly a dozen gas station clerks have been robbed at gunpoint in west Harris County over just the past few days, according to a source at the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

B-Cycle, Houston bike share program, to expand

You may have seen the red bikes with baskets on the front around downtown Houston, Montrose and Midtown. Now you can expect to see more if a major expansion plan stays on track.

Police: Drunk teen kills boy, 6, in crash

A teenager is behind bars after a deadly accident in Southeast Houston, where a 6-year-old boy was killed. Police said the teenager was driving drunk.

Freebie Friday: Fall freebies for the weekend

It's the first full weekend of fall and there are plenty of free things to help you get outdoors and enjoy it.

Romanian prime minister promotes investment during Houston visit

Romania's prime minister Victor Ponta was in town Friday visiting with oil executives.

Widow establishes cancer support group in honor of husband

Colleen Wogernese has started Superheroes For Cancer to help patients suffering from the disease.

Woman comes face-to-face with 'wanted man' in Va. student's abduction

When Karen went to the Bolivar Peninsula on Wednesday for a relaxing getaway, she wasn't expecting to come face-to-face with one of America's most wanted men.  She did, however, when Jesse Matthew drove by her at the beach.

PD: Baby smothers after mom ties cloth around head to stop from crying

A mother has been charged in the death of her 1-year-old daughter.  Kayla Stouten-Orozco, 23,was arrested Friday and transported to the Galveston County Jail.

Truck driver leaves 37K pounds of chicken to rot after not paid money

An abandoned trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken was towed to a landfill Friday after sitting at a western Montana truck stop for possibly a month or longer, and its contents were dumped in a freshly dug pit.

HPD: Women run over security officer after stealing from Greenspoint Mall

Petty theft led to major felony charges after two women ran over a security guard at Greenspoint Mall during their getaway, Houston police said.

Several businesses in River Oaks evacuated after a gas leak

Several businesses in River Oaks were evacuated Friday afternoon after a gas leak.

Houston weather forecast: Partly cloudy with slight rain chances

Partly cloudy conditions will rule across Houston through Friday afternoon. Into the weekend, expect partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures.

West Loop at Old Katy Road reopens after truck fire

The 610 West Loop at Old Katy Road has reopened after a truck carrying equipment caught fire Friday morning, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Two people wounded in drive-by shooting in southeast Houston

Two men are in the hospital after a gunman opened fire on a moving truck.

Man who killed pregnant janitor at gentlemen's club sentenced to life

The man convicted of killing a pregnant woman at a southwest Houston night club will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Driver arrested after lengthy chase in stolen truck

A driver is arrested after a lengthy police chase in a stolen pickup truck.

Traffic Alert: Fatal crash on Highway 249 SB near North Houston Rosslyn

All southbound lanes of Highway 249 near North Houston Rosslyn have been shut down due to a fatal accident.

Entire METRORail to shut down temporarily

METRORail's Red Line will temporarily shut down for rail expansion work Friday and Saturday. 

New details in capture of alleged Hannah Graham abductor

Jesse Matthew, the man accused of abducting a University of Virginia student, made two court appearances Thursday in Galveston County, a day after being spotted on the beach and taken into custody.

Teacher in hospital after student throws punches

Classrooms are supposed to be where learning takes place, not where students punch teachers in the face. But that's exactly what happened Thursday inside a classroom at Spring ISD's Westfield High School.

Prominent Hispanic business leaders honored

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognized some of the city’s VIP's Thursday night.

Liberty County hospital faces warrant for back taxes

A Liberty County hospital was served with a warrant after deputies say it failed to pay thousands of dollars in back taxes.

Group says crime reduction effort in Sharpstown is getting results

The Sharpstown Civic Association says their efforts are cutting down on crime in southwest Houston.  

Lamar High School student arrested after social media threats

HISD police say a 16-year-old student has been charged for allegedly making a series of threats about Lamar High School on Twitter.

Residents on alert after rash of crime

Some residents who live at a northwest Harris County apartment complex don't feel safe after a string of criminal activity.

Mom accused of using daughter, 7, to sell drugs

Waller County officers caught the incident on a hidden camera during an undercover operation.

Restaurant Report Card: Rodent feces or something else?

Was it rodent feces or something else inspectors found at a local Chinese restaurant? You decide.

Black Friday shopping to start even earlier this year?

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, usually signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but this year experts are predicting sales will start earlier then ever.

Woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from girls softball league

Deputies arrested Alysia Mena Thursday morning after a lengthy investigation by Jacinto City police.

Boy, 10, saves family from house fire

A 10-year-old boy is being called a hero for helping his father and siblings escape their burning home in southwest Houston.

Fort Bend County Fair kicks off Friday

The 78th annual Fort Bend County Fair kicks off Friday and this year there's no shortage of new things to do.

Rain showers plague coastal areas for start of weekend

Heavy rain added up to more than an inch near Galveston and in coastal areas of Brazoria County Thursday.

Deputies: Man with stolen motorcycle captured after foot chase

A man is behind bars after deputies say he was caught on a stolen motorcycle and ran away when deputies tried to arrest him.

Man charged with abducting missing Virginia student in custody in Galveston

Just a day after police in Charlottesville, Virginia, released a wanted poster and a warrant for his arrest, authorities say they have captured a 32-year-old man in connection to the kidnapping of a University of Virginia student.

HPD: Woman running to catch bus hit by car in southwest Houston

A woman who was running to catch a bus was struck by a vehicle in southwest Houston Thursday afternoon, according to Houston police.

Arrest made in robbery, beating death of man at apartments

Houston police have arrested a suspect accused of beating a man to death outside an apartment complex in the Greenspoint area.

2 men, 1 woman accused in Exxon gas station robbery in Conroe

Two men and one woman are accused in the aggravated robbery of a Conroe gas station on Sept. 17.

Sugar Land home burglary caught on camera

Police are asking for help identifying two burglars caught on a home surveillance camera.

Tip leads deputies to known sex offender in Pasadena

A tip to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s mobile app led deputies to a known sex offender, who was selling drugs out of his house.

HPD: Man found dead at senior living center in SE Houston

Police are on the scene at a senior living center in southeast Houston where a war veteran has been found dead. Police say he appeared to be assaulted and robbed.

Thief on the run after liquor store burglary, chase

A thief was on the run after a burglary at a Pasadena liquor store.

Former student who had affair with teacher speaks

A young man who had an affair with his high school teacher said it was something he had dreamed about, but did not realize it would cause so much trouble in his life.

Local 2 viewer helps reunite veteran, Marine

After a story Local 2 aired Tuesday night where a veteran wanted to find a Marine who saved his life, that reunion was made possible by a Local 2 viewer.

Crime makes significant decline in Sharpstown

For years now the Sharpstown area in southwest Houston has been known as a hot spot for crime. In fact, earlier this year Local 2 revealed that Sharpstown saw more crimes last year than any other neighborhood in town.

Jury deliberating in trial of doctor accused of poisoning ex-lover

Jurors are deliberating in the trial of a woman accused of poisoning a doctor who was a former lover.

Police uniforms may be among stolen items during dry cleaners burglary

There are concerns among law enforcement agencies that an east Houston dry cleaners burglary may lead to officer uniforms being used to impersonate police.

Spring ISD elementary PTO treasurer accused of theft

A woman who served as treasurer of a local elementary school's PTO is accused of stealing from the organization's funds.

Stolen identities used for utility fraud

Police are warning the public about a new way thieves are using stolen personal information.

Mother, son robbed outside Church's Chicken

A mother and son were held up by an armed man in broad daylight at a northwest Houston restaurant.

Why is Debra Messing wearing Bellaire shirt in 'Mysteries of Laura?'

In the NBC show 'The Mysteries of Laura,' Debra Messing plays a single mom trying to balance her work life and her personal life. She wears a badge as she's playing a cop, but it's what else she's wearing that has a lot of people talking. In a teaser for Wednesday night's episode, Messing was seen…

Man charged with murder in deaths of wife, stepson

Charges have been filed against a man accused of killing two people whose bodies were found inside the garage of their Mission Bend home.

911 texting to be launched in Harris County

There will soon be a new way to contact first responders in Harris County. Instead of calling 911, you'll be able to text 911.

Man accused of indecency with child in Rosenberg

Rosenberg police officers arrest a man early Wednesday morning after they are called out to investigate possible indecency with a child.  

Some students stuck at 3 Clear Creek ISD schools due to gas leak

More than 100 students are stuck at their Clear Creek ISD schools because of a gas leak in the Bayview neighborhood in Kemah.

Reward increased to find suspects who gunned down father

A reward is being increased up to $15,000 to find the people who gunned down a father and left him to die in the middle of a street.

Jimmy John's says customers' card data stolen from 4 Houston stores

Jimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September, including four in the Houston area and one in College Station.

Deputies: 3 arrested after police chase

Three people are in custody after leading police on a chase on the northwest side of town.

Man who allegedly dragged officer behind car facing charges

A suspect who allegedly dragged a police officer behind his car and was shot at by officers is now facing charges.

Ex-Galveston port officer gets 40 years for child sex abuse

A former Port of Galveston police officer has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Comfortable temps ahead of light rain chances later in week

The fall feel southeast Texas has been basking in since Monday night will continue into the weekend, with one change to the weather pattern -- light rain.

Mom charged for allegedly not securing baby in car seat

A woman is charged with endangering a child after police say her baby was injured in a car accident.

Burglars steal lottery tickets, cigarettes from NW Houston gas station

Police are searching for the man and woman who broke into a gas station in northwest Houston.

HPD: Man beaten to death in Greenspoint by robber who stole phone, wallet

Police say a man who beat another man to death and stole his wallet and phone at an apartment complex in the Greenspoint area is on the loose.

Man accused of using blowtorch to cut into ATM machine

Charges have been filed against a man who police say was caught breaking into an ATM machine.

HPD: Man arrested after breaking into church in midtown

A man was arrested early Wednesday after breaking into a church in the midtown area, according to Houston polic

Suspects ram pickup into check cashing store in attempted smash-and-grab

Houston police are investigating after suspects hit a check cashing store in northwest Houston early Wednesday.

New details released after body found in bayou

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man found floating in a bayou at the beginning of September.

HFD: Water heater blamed for house fire that killed 2 dogs

Two dogs are dead after a fast-moving fire in a northeast Houston home.

Arson investigators search for cause of house fire

Arson investigators are searching for the cause of a house fire in northwest Houston.

Veteran looking for Marine who saved him

Jim Babb is a retired Houston police officer and former Marine who found himself in some trouble last week at Houston Hobby Airport.

Websites provide comparisons for surgery costs

Rising hospital costs are an epidemic in this country with surgery now a $500 billion industry. And most of us have no idea what we're going to pay when we go in for a particular procedure.

Wild hogs cause problems across Houston area

They're big, destructive, and potentially dangerous, and right now wild hogs are causing problems all across the Houston area.

Patti LaBelle's entourage cleared of wrongdoing

A Houston civil jury awarded no damages to a former West Point cadet who claimed he was the victim of an unprovoked attack by members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle's entourage.

More financial woes for bar named for Toby Keith

A local bar named after a famous country music singer is gaining notoriety for the wrong reasons.

Ruling causes some 'upskirting' cases to be dismissed

A legal ruling by Texas' highest criminal court says someone shooting video up a woman's skirt in a public place is protected by the U.S. Constitution and that interpretation means the Harris County District Attorney's office expects several upskirting cases in the system to be dismissed.

Sugar Land ranked No. 1 for best place to find a new job

Good news for a Houston suburb. Money Magazine recently ranked Sugar Land number one on the list of the best places to find a new job.

HPD officer says it was 'hand-to-hand combat' in SE Houston school fight

Two students were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a huge fight broke out at a school near the Texas Medical Center, according to Houston police.

North Loop east ramp to Eastex Fwy closed after big rig wreck

The 610 North Lamp eastbound ramp to Highway 59 north is going to be closed through rush hour, according to TxDOT.

Council hears 'mayday' call from deadly Southwest Inn fire

Members of Houston City Council's public safety committee heard the radio transmission between firefighters as a roof collapsed at the Southwest Inn motel in 2013. The collapse led to the deadliest day in the history of the Houston Fire Department.

Harris County sues nightclub Kryptonite that DEA raided

Harris County is suing a downtown nightclub that was raided last Friday night. County leaders held a news conference Tuesday to announce the suit, and they say they want to force the owners of the nightclub Kryptonite to obey the law.

Houston schools use yoga to promote student health

Houston schools turn to yoga to promote student health and calm jitters come test time.

Girlfriend of poisoned doctor testifies

The longtime girlfriend of the doctor who was poisoned will be back on the stand Tuesday afternoon.

Suspect who led police on chase with woman surrenders

A suspect is in custody after a chase and manhunt that had two schools on lockdown and kept residents out of their homes.

Undercover operation leads to 14 arrests at strip club

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested 14 people for illegal activity at a strip club after conducting an undercover operation.

Woman killed in crash of Highway 6

Houston police are investigating a deadly crash in the 3000 block of North State Highway 6.


3-boobed Fla. woman probably a fake

It's the story with nine lives. Well, at least three.

Fall weather brings comfortable temperatures

A cold front brings cool, dry air to the Houston area

Texas backs off plan to sell alcohol at guns shows

Texas officials have withdrawn a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions, such as a ban on sales of live ammunition.

Texas requests for gun purchases plummet

The number of Texans seeking federal permission to purchase firearms has dropped 18 percent this year as fears of tougher regulations subside.

Authorities seize liquid meth at Texas border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they have seized nearly $800,000 worth of liquid methamphetamine from a man who was carrying the drugs in fruit juice bottles.

Funeral Wednesday for Texas deputy who died in floods

Mourners will gather to remember a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who died after being swept away by floodwaters while checking low-water crossings.

Texas energy

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Texas energy company that wants to build a 1,100-mile pipeline that would cross west-central Illinois plans to answer residents' questions this week.

Escaped Texas inmate caught after 5 minutes

A San Antonio-area inmate is back in custody after a five-minute escape.

18-year-old woman charged with murder after El Paso body found

El Paso police have charged a fourth person with murder in the death of a man found burned in a vacant downtown building.

Clear surveillance image of gas station robbery suspect

Investigators said the man shown in a surveillance image robbed a gas station on Clay Road.

Man arrested, charged in fatal shooting in Kingwood

An 18-year-old is in custody after allegedly firing the shots that killed a man.

Officers open fire on suspect who allegedly dragged officer behind car

The Houston Police Department is investigating a shooting involving three of its officers in south Houston. Two officers opened fire on a man who allegedly dragged an HPD officer behind his car.

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in car of intruder who stormed White House

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the…

South Texas city adopts stricter tattoo policy after officer killed at parlor

A San Antonio-area city has banned visible tattoos for municipal employees at work four months after an off-duty officer was killed outside his tattoo parlor.

Fire breaks out at Spanky's Pizza in southeast Houston

A pizza shop in southeast Houston was forced to temporarily close its doors Tuesday morning after an early morning fire.

AT&T new cable bundle may be too good to pass up

We're all looking to save money on our cable bills, that's why AT&T is now offering a new deal that may be too good to refuse.

New Cuddlr app helps users spoon with strangers

A new location-based app for iPhones helps users track down a cuddle buddy.

Poisoned doctor's recordings played at ex-lover's trial

Jurors in the trial of a woman accused of poisoning a doctor are hearing a recording the alleged victim, Dr. George Blumenschein, made of his former lover, Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Angulo.

HPD: Toddler hospitalized, man arrested at SW Houston home

A bizarre, multibladed weapon may have contributed to the serious injuries suffered by a southwest Houston toddler Monday.

Pot draws homeless Texans to Colorado

Colorado is seeing a significant increase in the number of homeless people arriving from Texas and the head of two homeless shelters say a big reason for the increase is homeless people wanting to smoke pot.

Ice-skating rink closure upsets members, parents

Space City Ice Station near Clear Lake has been home to several youth, high school and adult hockey teams and hundreds of figure skaters.

Many upset over revealing sculptures at park

There are nine bronze sculptures on display at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. The exhibit is called "Wings of the City," on display from the beginning of September until the end of February.

Arrest video prompts investigation

The Harris County Sheriff's Office launched an internal affairs investigation after cellphone video surfaced and showed a deputy delivering a kick to a man lying on the ground.

ATF seeks man convicted of drug charges

Matthew Nelson skipped out on his trial, but was convicted to 63 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Deputies: Mom, son injured after stabbing each other in argument

A mother and son were taken to the hospital via LifeFlight after stabbing each other in west Harris County, according to deputies.

IRS warns of fraudulent scam by phone

The Internal Revenue Service is warning people about an old scam that seems to be picking up steam again.

Man arrested for allegedly beating, robbing man at gunpoint

A man is charged in connection to the assault and robbery of a man at an apartment complex in northwest Houston.

High school trainer, coach accused of inappropriate texting with students

There is outrage from parents at a local high school who are just now learning that an athletic trainer and a softball coach are both under investigation for allegedly having inappropriate communications with students.

Harris County man charged with intoxication manslaughter

A Harris County man suspected of drunken driving is facing chargers for killing another driver.

Child nearly drowns in backyard pool

A child who nearly drowned in a backyard pool in the Sheldon area is responsive and breathing, according to deputies.

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 14, arrested

A man accused of sexually assaulting an Aldine ISD student last year has been arrested.

Four suspects wanted for burglarizing gun store

Four suspects are wanted for stealing several rifles and pistols from a gun store in Fort Bend County.

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says over the next three to four years the company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas on the first commercial orbital spaceport.

Perry asks to miss court date, cites overseas trip

Attorneys for indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked Monday that the Republican be allowed to skip his next court appearance because he'll be out the country — and that he not be forced to attend subsequent pretrial hearings where no evidence is presented.

Mayor Parker helps launch Mayors National Climate Action Agenda

Houston Mayor Annise Parker along with the mayors of Los Angeles and Philadelphia are launching the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda.

Cold front expected Monday evening

Get ready for another cold front to slide through Houston Monday night.

Houston man sentenced for role in tax fraud scheme

A Houston man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to file more than 250 fraudulent tax returns that claimed nearly $1.3 million in refunds.

Two new shoe stores coming to Katy Mills Mall

There are some exciting developments for shoe lovers in the Katy area.

City of South Houston police seeks armed robber

Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Domino's Pizza at gunpoint.

Fate of Texas' tough voter ID law in judge's hands

The fate of Texas' tough voter ID law moved into the hands of a federal judge Monday, following a trial that the U.S. Justice Department said exposed another chapter in the state's troubling history of discrimination in elections.

Warrant issued after heir accused of urinating on Houston candy rack misses NYC court date

An arrest warrant for a real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago has been issued after he failed to show up for a court appearance.

Harris County convicted murderer who escaped Amarillo prison captured

A convicted killer from Harris County who climbed a fence and escaped early Monday from a prison in Amarillo has been captured, state corrections officials said.

Mother charged with endangering a child

Intoxicated mother found with 5-year old son while allegedly drinking behind gas station.

HCSO looking for men who robbed cash advance store

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who robbed a cash advance store.

Fatal shooting under investigation by HPD

The Houston Police Department is looking into the death of a 38-year-old man in central southwest Houston.

Free Wi-Fi now available at Houston airports

Free Wi-Fi service is now being offered at both Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports.

Man found dead in middle of east Houston street

Police are trying to figure out how a man ended up dead in the middle of a street in east Houston.

Driver slams into back of Aldine ISD school bus

A driver is recovering at a hospital after police say he crashed into the back of a school bus in north Houston.

Man accused of fatally shooting his wife

Police say Melesio Rocha admitted to firing the shot that killed his wife.

HPD: Man stabs roommate to death during argument

A man is charged with murder after police say he stabbed his roommate to death during a heated argument inside a southwest Houston apartment.

HPD: Man shoots, kills brother during argument

A man is in custody after police say he shot and killed his brother inside their mother's home.

One dead after car hits tree, splits in half

Harris County Precinct 4 deputies were investigating a deadly car accident Monday morning.  Authorities say one person died after the driver lost control and slammed into a tree at a high rate of speed.

Police search for driver after car smashes into METRO bus stop

Police are searching for a driver Monday morning, after discovering a car wreck at a METRO bus stop in southwest Houston.

How to sell your old smartphone for cash

The iPhone 6 is officially here. Thousands of Houstonians lined up in the rain to get one Friday. That means a lot of older phones are sitting around gathering dust, but there are ways to quickly turn that old smartphone into cash.

Family, friends gather to remember murdered student

Family and friends gathered to remember 14-year-old Jose Luis Meraz Sunday, saying they are still shocked by the news of his death.

White House asked to intervene in S. Texas water dispute

Persistent drought has kept South Texas farmers and community leaders in an uproar for years over shortfalls in the delivery of water to the Rio Grande from Mexico's tributaries. Now, they're asking for congressional help in getting the White House to intervene in the dispute.

Gunman on the run after attempted robbery, shooting

A crook is on the run after shooting the man he was trying to rob.

Crews search for cause of 2-alarm apartment fire

Arson investigators are searching for the cause of a two-alarm apartment fire in southeast Houston.

Pistol-packing pastor catches thief in the act

Baytown police arrested a woman they call a habitual thief after a pistol-packing pastor finally caught her in the act.

Anahuac man charged after allegedly shooting another man

Lonnie Robertson, 58, is in custody on second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Undercover drug bust at Club Kryptonite

A five-month undercover operation leads to a major drug bust at Club Kryptonite in downtown Houston.

Meat store manager shoots attempted robber

An alleged robber was able to get away after he was shot by a store manager Saturday.

Fight on HISD campus caught on camera

A school fight caught on cellphone video and now broadcast across the internet via Facebook has prompted a response from the Houston Independent School District.

Another round of storms brings rain, flooding to Houston area

Several inches of rain fell over the Houston area Friday, flooding low-lying roads and roads with poor drainage. The rain also caused extensive ponding on highways and streets areawide.

Candidates declare victory in first gubernatorial debate

Questions during the first gubernatorial debate ranged from border security, to capital punishment, to economic development and trade with Mexico. However, the biggest point of contention came when state Sen. Wendy Davis sparred with Attorney General Greg Abbott over funding education.

Generous strangers save couple's wedding

A couple down on their luck turns to Craigslist looking to sell what they could to raise money for their wedding day. A stranger who saw their ad met the couple with a gift and that's not where the story ends.

Humble, Kingwood areas battle high water

The northeast side, including Humble, Kingwood and porter were not immune to high water Friday.

Poisoned doctor takes the stand at ex-lover's trial

In a trial that has gained national attention, the ex-lover of a Houston doctor, accused of poisoning him by spiking his coffee with antifreeze, testified against her at her trial.

Mystery surrounds death of Aldine ISD student

Investigators are trying to piece together the events that led to the murder of a middle school student in the Aldine Independent School District.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, slime and dead mice

Inspectors found roach infestations, off-temperature food and slime at various restaurants around Houston.

San Antonio man accused of targeting children in Houston area

A San Antonio man was arrested Monday accused of sending child pornography to an undercover investigator in Conroe.

Release of new iPhone puts HPD on alert

Shoppers are eager to buy more Apple products as the Houston Police Department increases security efforts.

The time James Harden failed so hard, he actually won

James Harden has amazing basketball skills, but his dancing? Not so much.

Freebie Friday: Music, football and cooking

The weather might keep you home this weekend, but money is no excuse.

Couple rescued from bathroom, postal worker stranded in Cullen Park flood

Heavy rainfall caused Mayde Creek to overflow Friday, keeping emergency crews busy helping stranded motorists and trapped people.

6 accused of burglarizing multiple vehicles in organized crime case

Three men have been arrested, but authorities are searching for three more, accused of burglarizing numerous vehicles, then selling stolen merchandise for cash.

Surveillance photos released of ‘Longhorn Bank Bandit’

The FBI is asking for the public’s help to catch the “Longhorn bank bandit,” a man who allegedly robbed a J.P. Morgan Bank branch while sporting a Texas Longhorn baseball cap. The robbery happened at a suburban branch located at 12350 West FM 1960 Road on Wednesday.

Road closures this weekend along I-45 N from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing

Total closure of I-45 N northbound frontage road from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing will now be nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21.

Suspect arrested after leading police on chase in stolen U-Haul truck

A suspected thief faces felony charges after leading police on a chase in northwest Harris County.

Plane slides off runway at regional airport in Conroe

We're told the plane was coming from Nashville and was making a landing earlier Friday morning when it started to slide on touchdown.

Fatal 18-wheeler accident stalls traffic on I-10 East at Sjolander

All main lanes of I-10 East at Sjolander were temporarily shut down Friday due to a fatal traffic accident.

Excitement builds over Alibaba's initial public offering

All eyes will be on a Chinese e-commerce company Friday because of the overwhelming demand for its initial public offering.

Fire rips through southwest Houston home

The Missouri City fire marshal is investigating a blaze that destroyed the second floor of a home in southwest Houston.

Rescue crews search for survivors after car crashes into Sims Bayou

Rescue crews combed the Sims Bayou for survivors after witnesses said a car crashed into it Thursday night.

Classes at Willowridge High School canceled due to power outage

There will be no classes at Willowridge High School Friday because of a power outage, Fort Bend ISD confirms.

METRORail loses power in Museum District

Extra buses had to be brought in Friday morning after part of the METRO light rail system lost power.

Man shot twice while sitting in stolen pickup truck

A man was recovering in Ben Taub Hospital Friday morning after police said he was shot twice while sitting in a stolen pickup truck.

What's in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

It is not even officially fall, but for coffee shops pumpkin spice latte season is already in full swing.

Water plant floods, pushes sewage to overflow

Cambridge Street near the Texas Medical Center is in the process of reopening after a flooded water treatment plant pushed sewage water onto the roadway.

Woman claims she found maggots in restaurant soup

A Houston-area woman says she made a disturbing and dangerous discovery in her takeout dinner from a local restaurant. Brooklyn Weathers said she found maggots in her soup, and she has the video for proof.

Houston police investigate death of Aldine ISD student

Houston police have launched an investigation into the death of an Aldine ISD student. The student, who attends Stovall Middle School, died off campus.

Customers camp out at Houston Apple Store to get new iPhone 6

The line around the Apple Store in Highland Village on Wednesday grew just as fast as the anticipation for the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Armed men storm IHOP near Memorial Park, rob customer at gunpoint

Police began searching for two men after an armed robbery at an IHOP near Memorial Park.

Heavy rain pounds Houston area, causes street flooding

Most of the Houston area is under a Flash Flood Watch until 7 a.m. Friday, but officials said bayous and bank water levels have started falling.

Lion statues stolen from Cypress-area subdivision

Two bronze lion statues that once greeted families as they went in and out of a northwest Harris County subdivision were stolen and authorities are looking for the crooks.

Couple saves man, son found on side of freeway

A north Harris County couple says a regular day of running errands turned into a life-saving mission Tuesday when they spotted a small child on the feeder road near I-45 north and FM 1960.

Release of confidential Adrian Peterson report investigated

The Houston police chief has launched an internal investigation into the release of a confidential police report on the Adrian Peterson child abuse case.

HISD to move forward with demolition of Wheatley High School

The Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve a settlement that will allow Houston ISD to build a new school on the site of the original Wheatley High School in Fifth Ward.

Groundbreaking for new Houston urban farm

A new urban garden project kicked off Thursday in Houston's east end.

Toxicologists testify in trial of doctor accused of poisoning lover

Two toxicologists took the stand Thursday about the poison prosecutors say a doctor put in her ex-lover's coffee.

Memorial Park makeover in the works

A makeover for Memorial Park to last for future generations is in the works. The experts behind the plans showed off their conceptual renderings Thursday morning.

New outlet mall coming to Rosenberg

The 400,000-square-foot shopping center will be built along I-69 and Spacek Road.

Construction of two new METRORail lines delayed

The lines were supposed to open in December, but now that's not going to happen.

Rosenberg PD: 2 caught trying to sell items stolen from church

Two men were arrested Thursday for attempting to sell property stolen from a church, according to Rosenberg police.

HPD: Boy beaten with cord until mom, boyfriend agreed he ‘had enough’

A man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son and the boy’s mother is in trouble for failing to protect him, according to Houston police.

Moody Gardens unveils new Ice Land attraction

Moody Gardens and Nickelodeon have teamed up to create a holiday ice sculpture attraction called Ice Land.

Suspected car burglars in custody after victim chases them down

A pair of suspected car burglars are in custody, thanks to the quick actions of the vehicle's owner.

Suspects smash truck into convenience store, leave empty-handed

Police are searching for the culprits who smashed their way through an Exxon Connect convenience store in southwest Houston.

Firefighters battle apartment fire in north Harris County

Firefighters were called out to an apartment fire in north Harris County early Thursday morning.

Chain-reaction crash sends drivers into rain-swollen ditch near George Bush Park

The Jaws of Life had to be used to free a person trapped inside a car after a chain-reaction crash near George Bush Park Thursday morning.

Flood Watch remains in effect for Houston area until 7pm Thursday

The Houston area is under a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. Thursday.  The majority of the rain is expected to fall in the late morning and early afternoon.

Undercover drug bust ends in police chase

Two men are in custody after an undercover drug bust turned into a police chase in Southwest Houston.

2 men shot during home invasion

Two men were shot during a violent home invasion in north Houston.

Adrian Peterson's mother defends son

Since the moment Adrian Peterson was publicly accused of beating his 4-year-old son with a switch, the star running back has insisted he was merely doling out discipline.

Special wheelchair designed for Houston teen

What was a desperate hope for years is finally reality and Pedro Mendez has it right in his very hands.

Lamar ISD to review practices after girls put on wrong bus

Parents held a meeting Wednesday night to discuss safety issues after two second-grade girls were put on the wrong bus and wound up a mile from their usual stop.

Will wearable technology change health care?

Fitness trackers have been a popular accessory for runners and athletes for a few years now.

EquuSearch: Missing Iraq War veteran found at hospital

A Texas search and rescue organization says they found a missing U.S. Army veteran Wednesday afternoon. 

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