Nearly two years ago, Bill Dowling and his fellow firefighters rushed into the burning Southwest Inn. The building collapsed, killing four firefighters and trapping Dowling, who was able to hit his mayday button and was rescued.
Michael Wartell's family wants you to know he was more than just a victim of homicide. The 62-year-old Army veteran was a great grandfather, son, brother, and they say a friend who never knew a stranger.
Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.
The Texas Legislature is one step closer to forcing private university police departments to open their records to the public. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, senators approved Bill 308 to bring the police departments under the state's public information act.
The Texas House has approved a statewide ban on texting while driving, advancing a plan that cleared the Legislature previously but fell victim to a gubernatorial veto — and may face a similar fate this time.
I just realized I’m addicted to New Mexico. How do I know? Well, I’ve vacationed there three times within a one-year span, so that’s sort of a clue. But why am I addicted to it? There are plenty of reasons that are easy to explain, but hard to narrow down to just one.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange, is facing a desertion charge punishable by up to five years imprisonment.
Police say a Pittsburgh elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her.
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages — even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.
Channel 2 investigative reporter Bill Spencer takes crosswalk concerns to the city's deputy director of traffic operations. Find out what goes into determining how long you have to cross, and whether pressing the crosswalk button really makes a difference.
Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects wanted in at least seven robberies of cellphone stores and one robbery at a fast-food restaurant in the southwest Houston area since February. An HPD press conference is being held at 1 p.m. to update the public on the…
Officers with the HPD Southwest Patrol Division are teaming up with the department's Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), the HISD Homeless Squad, Workforce Solutions and Bethel's Place to address and highlight the best ways to keep panhandlers and motorists safe.
For Houston mom Erin Rowland, pillow pets have been part of their lives for the last several years. She has four daughters, they own about six of them and they sleep with their pillow pets every night.
We're in for a couple of beautiful spring days across southeast Texas with high pressure anchored in across the state bringing a dry and cooler northeast wind, along with plenty of sunshine through midweek.
A magistrate on Monday ordered millionaire Robert Durst held without bond on weapons charges in Louisiana and said the man accused of killing his friend 15 years ago in California was both a flight risk and a danger to others.
Sen. Ted Cruz opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season Monday with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives and declaring that he will devote himself to "reigniting the promise of America."
Friday was "Match Day" for fourth-year medical students. More than 200 students from UT Health and about 175 from Baylor College of Medicine participated in separate ceremonies in which each got an envelope with a letter of acceptance to a residency program.
The two final suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery are behind bars. They, along with two other men, are accused of tying up the residents and threatening to burn the house down with the family still inside.
Two of Galveston’s most visited beaches are getting more than $40 million in improvements over the next 15 years. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees approved a plan to improve Stewart and East beaches Thursday.
Channel 2 has confirmed FBI agents in San Francisco are looking into whether evidence in the disappearances of a 16-year-old woman from Eureka, California and an 18-year-old college student points to millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst.
Two Houston mothers who say they're still repairing damage inflicted on their sons at the hands of a now-defunct school district six years ago. A federal lawsuit says the boys were just second graders in 2009 when teachers forced them and other students to beat fellow classmates who were…
If you've lived in Texas long, you know snakes can sometimes pop up in some unusual places. In fact, the Greatwood community sent out a warning to all the families that live in the area after one snake’s hiding place was discovered.
The Houston Zoo is revealing its brand new gorilla habitat with seven of the great apes in about two months. While the gorillas are sure to draw big crowds, the impact of the exhibit could is even bigger. Andy Cerota will show you how your ticket to the zoo will save gorillas all the way in Africa.
Hundreds of drivers' licenses, credit and debit cards, social security cards, checkbooks and wallets are now being safely stored at the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office after being discovered at a box in a theater.
The University of Houston said on Wednesday the Harris County District Attorney's Office directed university police to look further into the hazing allegations involving Sigma Chi and five of its members.
An affidavit attached to the search warrant used by police to enter Robert Durst's Houston home reveals he had $42,000 in cash when he was arrested Sunday in New Orleans. Durst also reportedly possessed a large amount of marijuana, and was armed with a revolver.
Several virtual wallets are on the market, allowing you to use your phone to pay. Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Soft Card all offer similar features, but in a Consumer Reports review, it was LoopPay that came out on top.
The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, a day after passing a measure allowing open carry of guns most everywhere else in America's second most-populous state.
It was a huge homebuilder that shut its doors, leaving entire neighborhoods unfinished and promises unkept. Creditors forced the company into bankruptcy, but not before executives padded their own accounts with millions of dollars.
Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, previously conjoined twins girls separated in a 26-hour surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital on Feb. 17, continue to recover in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The hospital released footage of the girls undergoing therapy, all dolled up…
The Texas Senate on Monday revived a divisive immigration enforcement bill that bans so-called "sanctuary cities," rekindling an issue that rocked the Legislature in years past with emotional debates over racial profiling.
An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday.
For Sunday, we'll see a little more cloud cover than Saturday as we're watching a weak disturbance brewing near the Mexico/Texas coast that may send some more organized showers a little further north and west.
Fashion designer and business philanthropist, Theresa Roemer, presented Fashion Woodlands, a fashion show benefiting the Greater Woodlands Public Art Foundation and “The Way Home” Veterans Memorial Monument Project, unveiling in May.
An arsenal of weapons were found on a suspect who lured a Pearland teen away from her home Thursday night, according to Cameron police. The weapons and other disturbing materials were discovered when police found Nicholas Vega, 23, with 15-year-old Emily Lindsey.
Houston police and U.S. Postal Inspectors worked together on a case involving numerous luxury cars being purchased with stolen identities. Police said the case began with a tip about a single car purchase that seemed "irregular."
Recent FBI statistics reveal a burglary occurs every 15 seconds. Many people are installing home alarm systems to protect their families and property. Here are some things you should do to make sure you’re hiring a legitimate company and not overpaying for the service.
Fire and smoke shooting out of a house on Stuebner Airline in northwest Harris County caught the eye of brothers Matthew and Michael Hudgens. They stopped to check it out. They knew someone lived there.
Everyone has a connection to cancer – we’re all just One Degree away from a family member or friend who has fought the disease. That’s why the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) have joined together to save more lives from cancer by increasing the…
The family of a 62-year-old Houston grandmother is asking for justice after a hit-and-run driver killed her and injured three other people. The driver was seen running from his damaged car by witnesses.
What happens inside the home on Casey Road in the Oyster Creek Country subdivision in Fort Bend County is anyone's guess. But neighbors say what they hear, see and are forced to deal with on the outside of the four walls is frustrating.
A Texas woman began what she calls heavyweight yoga and she has sold DVDs across the country. She also helped open the Nurture Soul Therapeutics studio in Houston to help overweight people find the benefits of yoga.
Rodeo Houston brings out the cowboy in a lot of folks, but walking amongst the crowd in Houston all the time are real-life cowboys, including one legendary bull rider whose legacy continues to blaze a trail even today.
"This is my son, Grant," Tyler Hobson told the Senate Criminal Justice Committee of his son who died after taking a synthetic drug. "Last week we celebrated his 17th birthday. We launched balloons. My wife's fifth-grade class said prayers and the guest of honor wasn't there."
A Texas lawmaker has proposed asking voters to decide whether the state's highest appeals courts should have to record and post online video of its proceedings, a move that would bring the Lone Star State up to speed with 30 U.S. states.
Mexican troops have detained 15 federal police officers on charges of kidnapping the owner of a construction company in the northern border city of Matamoros and demanding a $2 million (31 million peso) ransom, a government official said Saturday.
Houston police have made 160 arrests for crimes associated with bank jugging as of last month. The crimes are happening so frequently police are now educating Harris County prosecutors who handle their cases.
After years of struggles and months of negotiations, Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund have finalized a three-year agreement that caps escalating taxpayer contributions to the pension system.
Jose Juan Chavez, 17, who had been a person of interest in the case, was taken into custody during a SWAT scene on Tuesday. He is the fourth person charged in the murders of two Baytown teens. We'll have more in a live report on KPRC 2 News.
Temperatures will drop into the 40s quickly once the sun sets, so this evening will be very chilly. Overnight lows will fall into the mid 30s in Houston. Areas north of the city may briefly dip to or slightly below freezing in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday.
Four women just set off on a cross country journey to raise money and awareness for the "No More" campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. And they're doing the 2,800 mile journey on roller skates. They left Florida this week and they'll skate through Texas before ending up in…
Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at a McDonald's restaurant in southeast Houston. Watch live stream of HPD news conference on Click2Houston.com.
Houston Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger is accused of not paying in full for nearly $20,000 worth of customized upgrades to his vehicle. A member of Swearinger's representation team said the dispute was just a matter of miscommunication.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.