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2 dead, 30 injured in crash in Weimar, says Texas DPS

Two people are dead and 30 are injured after a crash in in Weimar, according to the…

At least 60 cats, blind dog found in filthy home in west Houston

The SPCA has rescued dozens of animals found living in deplorable conditions at a filthy home in west Houston.



2 dead, 30 injured in crash in Weimar, says Texas DPS

Two people are dead and 30 are injured after a crash in in Weimar, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Border patrol seizes marijuana hidden in lettuce

Over Memorial Day weekend, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents confiscated more than 5,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $4.5 million.

Suspects break into Church's Chicken in southeast Houston

Houston police are searching for suspects who burglarized a Church's Chicken in southeast Houston early Wednesday.

At least 60 cats, blind dog found in filthy home in west Houston

The SPCA has rescued dozens of animals found living in deplorable conditions at a filthy home in west Houston.

PD: Man arrested in fatal shooting after altercation outside home

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man outside a home in southeast Houston.

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Death row inmate loses appeal

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a West Texas man.

PD: Man shot, killed after police standoff in SE Houston

A man was shot and killed Wednesday morning after a police standoff in southeast Houston, HPD Homicide investigators said.

More charges filed against man accused in 2 DWI-related crashes, deaths

Additional charges have been filed against the man accused of having four DWI-related accidents in one day.  Two of those crashes were fatal, including the death of a 6-year-old boy.

50th anniversary of first NASA spacewalk

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik 1, into space. The successful launch sparked a space race between the United States and Russia, a race the U.S. was losing.

Woman wanted for using credit card stolen from 93-year-old veteran

Police have released surveillance video of a woman wanted for using credit cards stolen from an elderly military veteran while he was sleeping in an assisted-living home in Sugar Land.

Teen accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend

A teenager is in police custody, accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend.

FEMA town hall meetings scheduled for this week

FEMA, Mayor Parker and other City of Houston departments will take part in two town hall meetings this week to provide flood recovery information and answer questions about everything from filing a flood claim to debris collection and permitting.

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Nobel Prize medal sells for $765,000

Turns out, you don’t have to make outstanding contributions to humanity to have a Nobel Prize, you can just buy one at an auction, that is, if you have $765,000.

22-month-old child fatally struck by grandfather's vehicle

A 22-month-old-girl was accidentally hit and killed by her grandfather's vehicle Tuesday night.

Delta and Southwest airlines tweaking protocols, best discounts in June

Good news if you shop on Amazon: The company says everyone can get free shipping on some small items even if you aren't a Prime member.

Southwest fares on sale for as low as $49 one way

Southwest Airlines has an incredible deal for anyone who hasn’t booked their summer vacation, but flyers will have to act fast.

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Dad, aunt charged in potty training beating death of 3-year-old appear in court

The father accused of beating his 3-year-old son to death over potty training accidents is also suspected of beating and burning the boy's 2-year-old brother for the same reason.

Bunch O Balloons put to the test

Lobbing water-filled balloons at unsuspecting friends can be a lot of fun, and now a new product is helping people reload a lot faster.

AMC, Regal Cinemas under federal investigation

Two of the country's largest movie chains are under federal investigation, for preventing smaller, rival theaters from getting their hands on certain films.

Motorcycle rider hospitalized after wreck on East Freeway

A motorcycle rider was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after an accident on the East Freeway.

Police arrest Chad Holley again on traffic warrant

Chad Holley, the man who was at the center of one of Houston's biggest police brutality cases, is under arrest again.

Could you have hidden water damage following flood?

The historic Houston flood swamped hundreds of homes.

Man accused of threatening Friendswood family behind bars

A Brazoria County man is behind bars, accused of terrorizing a Friendswood family.

Dog park closed due to parvovirus in area set to reopen Wednesday

People looking to bring their pets to the Officer Cash Memorial Dog Park in Angleton have been met with a locked gate for the past several days.

17-year-old accused of pistol-whipping, robbing Dobie High School students

A man accused of robbing two students at gunpoint at Dobie High School in Pasadena is set to face a judge Tuesday.

Plane veers off runway at Hooks Airport

Two people were on board a plane that had a hard landing at Hooks Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

U.S. marshals seek fugitive with "radical anti-government views"

The U.S. Marshals Service and Crime Stoppers of Houston is seeking the public's assistance to find a fugitive.

FBCSO looking for man accused of credit card fraud

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man accused of stealing a wallet from a gym.

Five would-be robbers on the run after targeting pawn shop

Five would-be robbers are on the run Tuesday after their plan to rob a pawn shop near the Galleria backfired.

Settlement reached between abused inmate, Harris County

Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $400,000 settlement with former inmate Terry Goodwin.

Suspects steal donations, electronics from Houston Humane Society

Authorities are searching for suspects who broke into the Houston Humane Society early Tuesday.

Councilman: Flooding could have been prevented

A Houston city councilman said if a big flood control project had been completed on time, much of his district would not have flooded in the Memorial Day flood.

Local business owner helps school damaged in flood

Among all of the bad news KPRC 2 has covered during Houston's historic floods, there are signs of good coming from people who want to help those who were impacted.

Pedestrian fatally struck by light rail at Fannin South station

One person is dead after being struck by the METRO light rail Tuesday.

Legal help for flood victims

The Houston Bar Association will open up phone lines to offer legal advice to victims of last week's historic flooding.

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities, including Houston

The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.

Flood victims can dial 311 for help

Groups of volunteers are going door to door helping flood victims, including the elderly and disabled, in Houston.

Body in bayou is 9th flood-related death

The eighth flood-related death in Harris County, and ninth overall, has been confirmed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences on Tuesday after an autopsy.

How much money is used for drainage, road projects?

If you live in Houston, you have been paying a fee the past for years that goes straight into a drainage and street project fund.

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

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

Families of firefighters killed in Southwest Inn fire file lawsuit

The families of four Houston firefighters who died in the Southwest Inn fire have filed a lawsuit.

Beating death of mother of 2 under investigation

A mother of two was killed inside her home overnight, and her family said the victim's youngest daughter witnessed the killing.

TSA security failures spark concerns

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

Teachers want federal charges filed in HISD grade-changing scandal

There is a new call for charges to be filed over allegations of HISD administrators changing grades. 

Texas DPS adds man to 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list

Dennis Ray Sandoval, 29, has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday.

HISD seeks to terminate charter school's contract after finding irregularities

The Houston Independent School District announced Tuesday that it is seeking to terminate the contract of the Hope Academy charter school.

Debate rages over ‘sexist’ statue on Texas campus

Ash Hernandez was on her way to take a teacher’s certification test on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, when she saw something that made her stop in her tracks and stare.

What to do if your vehicle is on a recall list

With so many millions of cars from so many different automakers recalled, how do you find out if your car has one of these airbags and needs to be fixed? Bill Spencer breaks down the steps.

Man accused of firing gun near 8-year-old, leaving it underneath child's seat

A man is facing felony charges after shooting a gun near a child and leaving the gun within the child's reach.

New federal judge for Texas settles in at Galveston

Judge George Hanks Jr. is the first African-American judge to preside over the court and will serve with life tenure.

Channel 2 investigation will lead to new state law

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

Blue Bell OKs deal on listeria with Alabama health officials

Blue Bell Creameries says it has entered a voluntary agreement with the Alabama Department of Public Health that includes requiring the company to inform the state whenever there is a positive test result for listeria in its products or ingredients.

FEMA officials a no-show at town hall meeting for flood victims

There was a big turnout at a town hall meeting for flood victims in Meyerland on Monday.

HCSO: Smoke shop employee fights back, shoots intruder to death

An employee at a northwest Harris County smoke shop decided to fight back, and shot a would-be thief who entered the store Monday night.

HPD: Father beats 3-year-old son to death over potty training accidents

A frustrated father beat his 3-year-old son to death, angry that the child was not properly potty trained, according to Houston police.

Sports drinks, trendy beverages not as healthy as advertised

Trendy sports drinks might not be as healthy as advertised.

Netflix reportedly testing out advertisements

The days of uninterrupted binge-watching may finally come to an end. Netflix is reportedly testing advertisements.

Texas school district employee accused of sexual assault

A Mansfield school district employee has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child after an alleged incident at a school in the suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth.

Angleton ISD altering bus routes due to possible flooding issues

Angleton ISD bus routes will be altered Tuesday due to possible flooding issues.

Local couples participate in free range parenting

The free range parenting movement is growing, and KPRC 2 News found Houston families participating.

Son of fallen HPD officer to throw out first pitch at Astros game

The Astros were playing the Orioles Monday at Minute Maid Park but the night belonged to a younger player.

Charges dropped against man accused of shooting dog at dog park

A grand jury decided that the man accused of shooting and killing a dog at a park will not go to trial and will not be indicted.

Monday is first day of Atlantic Hurricane Season

Today is the first day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which will last for the next six months through November.

Historic flooding prompts mosquito concerns

The mosquito season ramps up in the summer time and standing water is a breeding ground for the pesky, dangerous insects.

Cleanup begins after flooding along Brazos River

Fort Bend County emergency managers believe the Brazos River was cresting in Richmond around 5 p.m. at about 49.5 feet -- almost 15 feet above normal.

Suspects arrested after police chase ends near Bush IAH

At least two suspects were arrested after a car chase ended on the 59 Eastex Freeway at Rankin Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Bruce Jenner revealed as 'Caitlyn' on new Vanity Fair cover

Vanity Fair revealed its June cover featuring Bruce Jenner as 'Caitlyn.'

Scam warning following historic floods

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton held a press conference Monday with local officials to raise awareness on the issue of scams and possible price gouging following the disasters.

FEMA representatives offering flood assistance in Houston

FEMA representatives quietly descended on several Houston neighborhoods Monday.

Man arrested after attempted carjacking in Montrose

Houston police said a man in his 30s had just left F bar in Montrose over the weekend when he was attacked.

Boat with more than 400 people sinks in China's Yangtze

A passenger ship carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River in southern China, and seven people have been rescued, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.

HPD: Store owner ambushed, shot to death in SW Houston

A store owner dies after he's shot while closing in southwest Houston, according to Houston police.

Orbit streaks on his brithday

During the Astros and White Sox game, Orbit decided to go streaking to celebrate his birthday.

Investigation underway after woman's body found in I-45 service road

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a woman's body was found in the service road of Interstate 45.

HPD: Man found dead in street, gunman on the run

A man is dead after a shooting in northeast Houston, according to police.

Hooters male equivalent plans to come to Houston

Since Hooters opened, men have come up with the "I just go for the hot wings" justification for flocking to the restaurant. Now, thanks to a new restaurant called Tallywackers, women have a little eye candy of their own.

Mayor announces end to veteran homelessness in Houston

Mayor Annise Parker announced Houston became the largest city in the nation to help end veteran homelessness.

Reserve deputy constable appears in court on child porn charges

The son of Galena Park Mayor Esmeraldo Moya appeared in court Monday for his arraignment.

Whataburger forced to shorten breakfast hours due to egg shortage

No more late-night runs to satisfy your honey butter chicken biscuit craving, and no more rolling out of bed at 10:30 a.m. to make it to Whataburger just in time to catch the final minutes of breakfast. Well, at least for the time being.

How to ask for FEMA federal flood assistance

The storms that hit many Houston area homeowners caused major damage. Now flood victims in hardest-hit areas simply want to talk to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official about how to properly ask for federal flood assistance.

Reward offered for gang member accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old

The reward has been increased for a man who is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sex offender registration violation.  Daniel “Donnie” Carrillo is one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders.

Woman found dead in bathtub of SW Houston apartment

Houston police are investigating after a 53-year-old woman was found dead in her southwest Houston apartment Sunday night.

Lindsey Graham formally launches White House bid

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Monday that he is seeking the GOP nomination for president.

HCSO: Gun-wielding man robs pizza parlor in Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crime where man that robbed a pizza parlor at gunpoint in April.

Star Cinema Grill plans dine-in theater for Katy

A new dine-in theater is coming to Katy in 2016.

Rice Owls beat UH Cougars in 6-hour, 20-inning game

The Rice Owls and the University of Houston Cougars battled on the diamond for more than 6 hours in the NCAA Houston Regional.

Disney survey raises questions about possible price hike

A recent survey sent out by Disney has some customers concerned that park ticket prices could go up.

Circus performer's stunt goes horribly wrong

A circus performer's stunt goes horribly wrong in front of an audience filled with children in north Houston.

Texas Legislature OKs concealed handguns on college campuses

The Texas Legislature has approved allowing license holders to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses -- but included a caveat that lets college presidents designate "gun-free zones."

Homeowners near San Jacinto River prepare for floodwaters, damage

There have already been some emergency situations because of the rising water in the Kingwood area, where the San Jacinto River has forced several residents to seek higher ground.

Loved ones remember 4 fallen HFD firefighters on anniversary of deadly blaze

Four of Houston's bravest gave their lives trying to save others two years ago in what has been considered the worst tragedy to date involving the Houston Fire Department.

2 cars crash into home in Spring

Several people were taken to the hospital Sunday after two cars crashed into a house in Spring.

Fort Bend OEM continues to monitor Brazos River

River levels and weather conditions are starting to stabilize in Fort Bend County, but surrounding neighborhoods are still facing potential flooding dangers.

Car reverses into house in northwest Harris County

A driver reversed a car into a home in northwest Harris County Sunday morning. 

Firefighters respond to house fire in southwest Houston

Fire crews found fire in several rooms when they responded to a house fire in southwest Houston early Sunday morning.

Man loses control of vehicle, slams into pole

Police say a man lost control of his vehicle at a high rate of speed and slammed his car into a pole.


Secretary John Kerry flown to hospital in Switzerland after bike crash

Secretary of State John Kerry is stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash.

Volunteers band together for cleanup before next round of storms hit

It has been a long, wet week and the residents in Westbury have been dealing with headache after headache. Hundreds of homes were damaged in Tuesday’s historic flood.

HPD: Passerby finds body on North Freeway

Houston police are investigating a scene after a woman's body was found in north Harris County Saturday morning. 

Wharton mandatory evacuations lifted

The mandatory evacuations in effect since Friday afternoon due to the rise of the Colorado River have been lifted.

Body found of 12-year-old who went missing during field trip to Galveston, says KIPP Houston

Authorities have found the body of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared Thursday while swimming with classmates during a school field trip to Galveston, according to KIPP Houston. 

Man robbed, shot twice in southwest Houston, police say

A man was robbed and shot twice in southwest Houston early Saturday, according to police.

President Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had earlier requested a presidential disaster declaration to get federal help for the counties affected.

Does synthetic urine sold at stores work?

Synthetic urine is legally bought and sold in Texas despite its widely known use as a way to try to fraudulently pass a drug screening.

Vigil held for two Katy ISD students killed in crash

Nearly 200 people, mainly students and several parents, gathered at Seven Lakes High School in Cinco Ranch on Friday to remember two classmates tragically killed in a car accident.

Rosenberg PD investigating after man shot during dispute

The Rosenberg Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 7:59 p.m. Friday.

Reserve deputy constable fired over accusations of child porn

A reserve deputy constable is in custody and off the job after being accused of possession of child pornography.

Officials move Free Press Summer Fest amid flooding concerns

The 2015 Free Press Summer Festival has been moved out of its traditional venue of Eleanor Tinsley Park, officials announced Friday.

Texas lawmakers OK licensed open carry of handguns

Texas lawmakers have approved the licensed open carry of handguns and have sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott to sign it into law.

Man caught taking photos of woman, children in dressing room

The Sheriff's Office is looking for a man caught taking pictures or video of a woman and her children in a dressing room at the Kohl's store off U.S. 290 in northwest Harris County.

Man in mourning after wife dies in flood

A woman on her way to work, days from retiring, according to her husband, was most likely the first death from the catastrophic flooding in Houston.

600 head of cattle surrounded by water, can't escape

Along the Trinity River near Liberty County, cattle ranchers are trying to figure out a way to save about 600 head of cattle that are trapped.

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

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

Search continues for girl, 12, who went missing in Galveston

Heavy winds and rain didn't stop the search Friday for a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in the water off the Galveston Seawall.

Two people reportedly shot at apartment in NE Houston

An investigation is underway after two people were shot at an apartment complex in northeast Houston.

Driver, student hospitalized after school bus wreck

A driver and a student were taken to the hospital after a school bus accident in northwest Harris County, according to Cy-Fair ISD.

Storm debris collection information

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will begin storm debris collection in the hardest hit areas of the city on Saturday.

Charges dropped against man charged in Baytown teens' deaths

Charges have been dropped against one of four suspects accused in the murders of two Baytown teens.  The Chambers County District Attorney has confirmed that Richard Gonzales has been no billed by the grand jury.

3 arrests after victims walking along bayou robbed at gunpoint

Three people are accused of taking part in a cellphone theft in Harris County.

Video released of shooting at party near University of Houston

Two armed men are being sought as suspects in the shooting in which one man was injured.

8 confirmed deaths in Houston area's historic flooding

Eight people were killed after heavy storms caused historic flooding in the Houston area, officials have confirmed.

Crews clearing storm debris find body near pickup along West Loop service road

A man's body was found outside a pickup truck along the West Loop service road Wednesday morning.

U.S. Coast Guard: Body recovered at Port of Houston is missing 87-year-old

A body recovered at the Port of Houston Thursday night is that of an elderly man who was swept away by floodwaters earlier this week, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Man proposes to his girlfriend at couple's wedding

A photo of an Iowa man proposing to his girlfriend at someone else's wedding has gone viral.

U.S. Coast Guard finds body in Freeport believed to be missing fisherman

The U.S. Coast guard confirms they have found the body of a man they believe is a 51-year-old fisherman who went missing in Freeport Thursday.  The body was found eight miles west of the Brazos River.

Katy Managed Lanes toll rate adjustment suspended

The rate increase for the Katy Tollway managed lanes that was scheduled to take effect on May 30 has been suspended.

Bachelor party attendees rescued after storms set houseboat adrift

Rescue boats carried 18 young men to safety after a severe storm set their houseboat adrift early Friday.

2-hour delayed start for classes in Huntsville ISD

Huntsville ISD will have a two-hour delayed start to their Friday classes as a precautionary measure due to the amount of rainfall recently experienced.

Crime Stoppers offers reward to find fugitive

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a man who is wanted for failing to comply as a sex offender.

Local contestant makes it to top four in Scripps National Spelling Bee

A local contestant in the Scripps National Spelling Bee made it to the final four people before he spelled a word wrong.

Houston hospital searching for family of unidentified patient

A hospital is searching for the family of an unidentified patient who was found in southwest Houston on Sunday, May 17.

Woman tried to rob business, threatened employee with Mace, police say

Houston police arrested Morgan Noelle Ewy after they say she tried to rob her former employer using a can of Mace.

Wharton mayor urges residents to leave as Colorado River rises

The city of Wharton's mayor called for a voluntary evacuation Thursday for the west side of the city due to the rise of the Colorado River.

Constable Mark Herman announces officer promotions

It was big day in Harris County for five officers with the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.

U.S. Coast Guard searches for 51-year-old who went missing in Freeport

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 51-year-old man who went missing in Freeport about 6 p.m. on Thursday. 

HFD: Parents rescue 10 children from house fire in northeast Houston

Ten children rescued from a burning house in northeast Houston were transported to the hospital, according to the Houston Fire Department.

What to do if you're trapped in floodwater

As we've seen this week, floods can quickly turn dangerous and deadly, especially for people who get stranded in high water. So what do you do if you're faced with this situation? KPRC 2’s Bill Spencer has the tips that could save your life.

Deputies: Driver tried to kidnap girl in Greatwood subdivision

The search is on for a man who tried to kidnap a young girl in Fort Bend County.

What to know before hiring anyone to do repair work in your home

We see it all the time, right after a natural disaster: Bad actors show in up in neighborhoods and end up taking advantage of storm victims. Here's what you need to know before hiring anyone to do repair work.

School bus crashes into barrier on Gulf Freeway

A school bus accident has shut down all northbound lanes of the 45 Gulf Freeway at Nasa Road 1 Thursday morning.

Volunteers clean up 92-year-old's flooded Meyerland home

Dozens of volunteers show up early Thursday to help a 92-year-old woman clean out her flooded home after KPRC 2 shared her story on Wednesday.

Flood victim has property stolen from front yard

A homeowner cleaning up after suffering property damage in Tuesday's historic flooding became a crime victim the same day.

Apartment residents throwing out carpet, furniture after flood

In the wake of the historic floods, families in the Braeburn Terrace apartment complex in southwest Houston are spending their days cleaning up the soggy mess left behind.

Search continues for 9 feared dead after storm, floods smash Wimberley

In Central Texas, crews resumed the search for nine people feared dead after the swollen Blanco River smashed through Wimberley, a small tourist town between San Antonio and Austin, over the Memorial Day weekend.

Kingwood families move to higher ground as San Jacinto River rises

Rescue crews were in Kingwood for a water rescue due to floodwaters of the San Jacinto River overflowing into the surrounding neighborhoods.

HPD: Mom tries to run over officer, leaves son after making kids steal candy

Charges were stacking up for a mother who investigators say instructed her young sons to steal candy from a store and tried to run over a deputy during a getaway attempt, leaving one of her children behind.

WANTED: Serial robbery suspect targeting businesses in Channelview, North Shore

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are searching for a serial robbery suspect sought in at least four aggravated robberies in the Channelview/North Shore area.  Investigators are holding a press conference at 2 p.m. to release more details.  Watch the livestream on…

K-9 helps capture 2 home invasion suspects; 1 hiding in school bus

Three home invasion suspects, including one hiding inside a school bus, were arrested after a foot chase with deputies in northwest Harris County.

Sketch released of man wanted for two shootings

Police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for two shootings in southeast Houston last month.

4 areas of wastewater spills due to historic flooding

Despite significant flooding, the City of Houston water treatment plants are fully operational and water quality within the city-owned and -operated public systems throughout the city has not been affected, officials said.

Video: 552-pound grouper caught in Florida

It's a catch of a lifetime. Jon Black was fishing off Sanibel in his kayak when he caught a record-breaking grouper.

Don't pay too much for towing, storage fees after flood

If you are one of the thousands of people whose car stalled out in high water this week, you are probably now facing some hefty towing and storage fees. You should know these costs are regulated by the City of Houston and the state of Texas, so drivers don't get gouged.

Man found with gunshot wound at northwest Houston apartment complex

A man was found with a gunshot wound in the leg at an apartment complex in northwest Houston, according to police.

Hyundai now offering Google's Android Auto System

Hyundai is the first automaker to offer Google's Android Auto System.

Residents on West Fork of San Jacinto River should prepare to take action

The Harris County Flood Control District issued a stern warning to people living near the West Fork of the San Jacinto River Wednesday afternoon.

HPD: Man shot after fight in apartment courtyard, gunman on the run

A fight between two men led to a shooting in southwest Houston Wednesday night

Neighbors help each other get through cleaning after historic flooding

In one Meyerland apartment complex, there were plenty of flooded cars, washed-out apartments and destroyed apartments Wednesday night – but there were also smiles.

Buffalo Bayou Park opening celebration pushed to fall due to weather

The big opening celebration for Buffalo Bayou Park will be pushed back to fall, according to organizers.

Missing Fort Bend County woman found dead

A Fort Bend County woman was found dead hours after her vehicle was discovered submerged in a ditch Tuesday afternoon in the Rosenberg area.

HPD: Attempted home invader suffers apparent fatal heart attack

A man died after he tried to break into an apartment in Clear Lake, according to Houston police.

Woman kills man, claims self-defense

A southeast Houston woman was charged with murder after a deadly shooting at a home Friday night on Carrolton Street.


Deputy opens fire on accused shoplifter in north Houston

Authorities are responding to a deputy-involved shooting in north Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

Phone bank raises money for historic flooding victims

KPRC 2 and The American Red Cross Greater Houston Area Chapter teamed up for another phone bank Wednesday afternoon to help the victims of our historic flooding.

Families try to salvage belongings after flooding

Families in the Meyerland area are starting a long cleanup process after Tuesday's historic flooding.

MD Anderson critically low on blood because of flooding

MD Anderson says they are critically low on blood because of recent flooding, so patients who need transfusions right now are not getting it.

Four teens rescued by Magnolia fire crew, taken into custody

Deputies took four teenagers into custody Thursday after they were rescued from high water by the Magnolia Fire Department.

Body pulled from bayou near Texas Medical Center

A body was pulled from Brays Bayou Tuesday afternoon near the Texas Medical Center. An investigation is underway to determine if the death is weather-related.

Police investigate car submerged in Brays Bayou

Police are investigating after vehicle was found submerged in Brays Bayou Thursday afternoon. 

Conroe family rescued after flash flooding, tree falls on home

The latest round of rain that pounded Montgomery County caused flash flooding. Many people had to be rescued from the rising water, including the Pope family in Conroe.

Tornado victims trying to recover

Before the historic Memorial Day flooding, the week started with an EF-1 tornado that destroyed a southwest Houston apartment complex Sunday.

List of open Red Cross shelters

Dozens of people are inside the Chinese Community Center in Southwest Houston as it is one of two shelters set up by the Red Cross after Tuesday's devastating floods hit Houston. 

Officials increase water release from Lake Conroe Dam

The San Jacinto River Authority on Wednesday increased the rate of water release from the Lake Conroe Dam to 8,660 cubic feet per second.

City examining flood response

Houston Mayor Annise Parker met with the City Council on Wednesday to reexamine the city's response to the flooding in Houston.

Body found in vehicle in southeast Houston

Witnesses found a body Tuesday in the 5400 block of Ardmore Street near 4300 MacGregor Way in southeast Houston.

HPD investigates after woman drowns in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a drowning death Tuesday near the intersection of Ranchester Drive and Harwin Drive.

Spring man accused of conspiring with ISIS appears before judge

Federal agents arrested a 20-year-old man from Spring Tuesday after finding Facebook messages that detailed his efforts to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.  A federal court document indicates that the man also recruited a friend, who is currently believed to be in Syria. 

Man, 38, charged with murder after robbery, deadly crash

Police have charged a 38-year-old with murder after a robbery and a deadly crash in north Houston Sunday.

Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season

With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average  -- but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy.

From Entertainment Tonight

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

Police looking for driver in deadly hit-and-run

Police are looking for the driver who hit and killed a man and then drove away from the scene on May 23. 

Couple found shot to death inside Kingwood home

Houston police are investigating a murder-suicide in Kingwood that left a husband and wife dead.

Motorcyclist killed after being hit by car

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Highway 59 near the entrance ramp of Highway 288.

Gunman loose after fatal shooting in NW Houston

A gunman is on the run after a drive-by shooting in Northwest Houston.

Suspects hold clerk at gunpoint, steal cash from ATM in southwest Houston

Two thieves are on the run after smashing into a Chevron Food Mart in southwest Houston, according to Houston police.

Woman rescued after driving into floodwater near downtown Houston

A woman was rescued after she drove her car into floodwater near downtown Houston Tuesday morning.

School delays, closures due to severe weather

Several Houston area schools closed or had a delayed start to classes Wednesday due to current inclement weather conditions and predicted forecasts.

HPD: Clerk fights back against crook

A store that has gotten robbed several times time year falls victim again, but this time the clerk fought back, according to Houston police.

18-wheeler accident blocks I-10 East Freeway eastbound at Lockwood

An 18-wheeler accident blocked two main lanes on the  I-10 East Freeway eastbound at Lockwood, Wednesday morning.

Deaths, damage after Historic flooding hits Houston area

The Houston area is recovering from widespread flooding after heavy downpours caused at least four deaths and severe damage overnight.

Man dies helping a stranger caught in floodwaters

A man found outside a parking garage died while trying to help a stranger caught in the floodwaters Monday night.

Extra officers patrol Meyerland area as families begin cleanup

Scam artists and thieves are out and ready to take to advantage of vulnerable flood victims, according to Houston police.

Houston man rescues neighbor from storm drain

A Houston man is thanking his neighbor for pulling him to safety from a storm drain.

13 people missing after storms, floods damage Wimberley

Thirteen people were still missing in Hays County Tuesday night after storms hit the Austin area.

HFD boat capsizes in Brays Bayou, 3 people carried away by current

A Houston Fire Department rescue boat capsized Tuesday in Brays Bayou.

School for children with disabilities suffers $50K in storm damages

The Caroline school in southwest Houston near Bissonnet and Newcastle suffered severe damage due to rising floodwaters Tuesday.

HISD working to repair schools damaged in storms

Repair crews at Liberty High School in Southwest Houston had their work cut out for themselves in the wake of this week's historic flooding.

Flooded vehicles pack car repairs shops across Houston area

Car repairs shops across the Houston were packed Tuesday night as mechanics tried to make repairs to hundreds of vehicles that were stranded in the storm.

Brays Bayou causes flooding issues in Bellaire, Meyerland homes

High water in Brays Bayou is causing flooding issues in the Bellaire and Meyerland areas Tuesday.

Grandmother reunites with poodle who was stranded in flooded house

A grandmother was overjoyed Tuesday after she was reunited with her poodle, who was stranded in a flooded house for more than 12 hours.

Dangerous conditions near downtown Houston

Water is going down very slowly on Memorial Drive at Shepherd Drive. The Buffalo Bayou left its banks early Tuesday morning. By 3 a.m., several cars were underwater. By 6 a.m., five cars and an 18-wheeler were in the high water.

Mayor Parker gives update on Houston flooding

Houston Mayor Annise Parker speaks with KPRC 2 after floods devastated the Houston area.

School closures, delays in Houston area after flooding

Houston ISD said the district has been granted a waiver by the Texas Education Agency and schools will not have a makeup day on Friday.

Cops: Casket with body inside found in SW Houston

A casket with a body inside was found in southwest Houston Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Lawsuit filed over casket unearthed during flooding

A Richmond man has filed suit against a funeral home he claims improperly buried his wife.

Roof of NW Houston building collapses

Sky 2 was over a roof collapse at a northwest Houston building at 34th Street and U.S. 290.

Water rescues in Houston area flooding

The Houston area was hit hard by heavy rain, causing widespread flooding, which also had many drivers stranded.

Fans stranded at Toyota Center hours after Rockets game

About 200 Rockets fans were stranded at Toyota Center hours after the game Monday and well into Tuesday morning.

Volunteer firefighter injured while battling blaze in Cypress

A firefighter with the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department was hurt while battling a house fire Tuesday.

Device prevents kids from being left in hot cars

Every year, 40 children die after being left in hot cars. It's a devastating and preventable tragedy that has caught the attention of graduate students at Rice University.

Repairs made to Lewis Creek dam, but residents remain concerned

Less than 24 hours after getting the all-clear to return home, families living near the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam in Montgomery County are once again on edge, watching yet another round of storms move in.

Man accused of assaulting 82-year-old woman arrested

An 82-year-old woman was robbed and nearly killed by a neighbor she was trying to help on May 13.

Hundreds displaced after tornado hits SW Houston apartment complex

Hundreds of people were left homeless after a tornado struck the Rockport Apartments in southwest Houston Sunday. The National Weather Service confirmed an E-F1 tornado with winds up to 100 mph hit the apartments.

Houston's fallen military members honored on Memorial Day

Hundreds of people gathered on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery to remember and honor military members killed in the line of duty.

Men arrested in alleged theft of ATM in 2013

Two men are behind bars and are accused of an ATM theft that happened almost two years ago.

Show of support for mother of two killed in murder-suicide

Family and friends gathered in Crosby Monday in a show of support for two children whose mother was the victim of a murder-suicide last week.

Two children killed in La Porte house fire

Monday in La Porte people rushed to the site of a deadly fire with flowers and balloons to honor the two young boys who died Sunday morning.

Grandmother accused of refusing medical help to scalded 8-month-old

A Pasadena grandmother is accused of failing to treat a baby for burns.

Emphasis on swimming pool safety as summer approaches

As the weather heats up and everyone heads into the pool, making sure everyone in the family can swim or is supervised is a matter of life and death.

Man drowns while saving child at Sylvan Beach in La Porte

The Harris County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a missing man Sunday.

Police find 66 pounds of cocaine on Galveston beach

The Galveston Police Department said that more than 66 pounds of cocaine washed ashore May 25.

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Children injured when waterspout sends bounce house flying

Three children are injured when a bounce house overturns in Fort Lauderdale.

Gov. Abbott to visit storm-damaged areas of Central Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott will visit Wimberley on Monday afternoon to survey recent storm damage and discuss with local leaders the statewide resources available for ongoing recovery efforts.

Memorial Day Deals, Freebies

Memorial day is a day to pause and think about all of the sacrifices our men and women in the military have made for us. Houston businesses are thanking them and their families by offering some great deals.

House passes bill establishing police body camera rules

The House has voted to make footage from body cameras worn by Texas officers public only if law enforcement deems it in its best interest, or if an investigation is complete.

Tiny library brings literature to the trail

Walkers and cyclists on the Lone Tree Creek Hike and Bike Trail may notice a new addition on the 4-mile path.

Students learn what's possible without arms

Despite her lack of arms, Cox inspires students at a West Texas day camp to learn what's possible without arms.

HCSO: Deputies searching for Subway smash-and-grab suspects in Crosby

Deputies are investigating a smash-and-grab at a Subway in Crosby, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Hangar catches fire at Hooks Airport

The Klein, Ponderosa and Spring fire departments responded to a 2-alarm hangar fire at Hooks Airport on Sunday.

Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna

A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles.

Police investigating double shooting in East Houston

Detectives have more questions than answers after two men were found shot near an EZ Pawn ship in East Houston.

2 families missing after widespread flooding in central Texas

Eight people from two families are missing in central Texas after strong storms caused widespread flooding Saturday night.

Mandatory evacuations cancelled for Lewis Creek Dam area

Mandatory evacuations have been cancelled for residents near the Lewis Creek Dam in Montgomery County, but concerns rise as severe weather is expected Monday, according to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management.

Man accused of stabbing 2 men over loud music at party

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of stabbing two other men over loud music at a party Sunday.

Man charged with impersonating police officer

A Houston man is facing charges after allegedly impersonating a police officer.

Memorial Day happenings in the Houston area

If you're looking to participate in Memorial Day Festivities away from home, KPRC 2 has put together a list of several events around town.

Monitoring aspirin and statins

People with heart and cholesterol problems may be taking too many pills that aren't doing enough to prevent serious health problems.

Pregnant mother killed, baby injured in crash

A pregnant mother was killed and her 10-month-old child was injured in a crash in southeast Houston early Saturday morning.

Severe weather moves through SE Texas

The line of storms could bring 2-3 inches and damaging winds through Sunday evening.

Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.

Robbery suspect dies in crash in north Houston

Police said a suspect in a robbery is dead after a crash in north Houston. Due to the crash, METRORail will not be running on the Northline for most of Sunday while they make repairs.

PD: Driver arrested after crashing into sign, cars at nightclub

A driver is in custody after a crash in southeast Houston.

4 hospitalized after car slams into tree

Four people are in the hospital after a major crash in southwest Houston.

Child recovering after pool accident in Spring

A 4-year-old girl had to be taken to a hospital after an accident in a swimming pool Saturday in Spring.

Reservoir's broken levee threatens Montgomery County homes

Flood waters are threatening the area near the Lewis Creek Reservoir in Montgomery County.

Sheriff's Office: Woman sexually assaulted in Liberty County when meeting Etsy seller

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has released sketches of two men accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman.

Man found fatally shot in car in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a homicide Saturday in southwest Houston.

Woman arrested after allegedly stealing wallet from man with special needs

A woman accused of stealing from a special needs person was arrested Friday.

Driving student crashes into building in Montgomery County

A driving student drove into a driver's education building at about 6:35 p.m. Friday in the Pinehurst area of Montgomery County.

Man drives car into guardrail, dies

A man drove into a guardrail and died as he was trying to get his car out a grassy median on U.S. 90 near Katy, according to deputies.

Deputies: Man dies after he hits guardrail, truck crashes into his car

Deputies are investigating a deadly crash that happened on the North Freeway northbound between Cypresswood at Louetta on Saturday morning.

Firefighters put out blaze at vacant 2-story home in Montrose

Firefighters were in Montrose on Saturday morning to put out a fire at a 2-story home. 

Deputies: Man shot, killed inside home after walking in on burglary

A man was shot dead inside his home in the Katy area after he walked in on a burglary, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Man sitting in roadway hit, killed by driver in Hockley

A man sitting in the middle of the road was hit and killed by a car Friday night in Hockley, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Two men dead after driver loses control of vehicle

A vehicle with five passengers traveling on Highway 6 loses control and lands in ditch, killing two men.

Driver hits, kills man then takes off

Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man in Northwest Houston.

Guns seized after Waco shootout being tested

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

Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns

Texas took a major step toward allowing the licensed open carry of handguns, with Senate approval Friday night after a fierce debate over restricting police powers to ask people carrying guns if they are legal.

Video released of Texas City officer-involved shooting in which man died

One day after the news that a Texas City police officer will not face charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of an armed man during a fight outside a bar, video of the shooting was released.

Local motorcyclists to protest in Waco on Saturday

A group of Houston-area motorcyclists is planning a peaceful protest in Waco Saturday, claiming police acted too hastily when they arrested about 170 bikers in the wake of a deadly melee earlier this week.

U.S. Coast Guard K-9 Bert retires in Galveston

A retirement ceremony for a U.S. Coast Guard military working dog was held Friday.

Man accused of attacking, robbing a mother in driveway wanted

A mother who was roughed up and robbed in her own driveway is asking for help identifying her attacker caught on surveillance video from a nearby convenience store.

Boy attacked by mother reunited with those who helped save his life

About 20 emergency responders were honored at Lone Star College for helping save Ayden Duarte, the 4-year-old boy who was stabbed by his mother.

Police: HFD firefighter fatally stabs girlfriend, hangs himself

Police believe an HFD firefighter stabbed his girlfriend to death then hanged himself inside their home near Lake Houston Thursday night.

Are biker gangs planning to threaten Texas police officers?

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club could be planning to carry out violent retaliatory acts against Houston police officers, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety bulletin, KPRC 2's sister station KXAS-TV reported.

Student rides dirt bike through Crosby High for senior prank

An end-of-the-school-year stunt landed two Crosby ISD students in serious trouble with school district officials.

Family, friends honor HPD Officer Richard Martin, killed in line of duty

A funeral service was held Friday for Houston police Officer Richard Martin, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

Police capture suspect who stole car with special needs woman inside

A suspect who stole a car with a special needs woman inside was captured in north Houston Friday, according to Houston police.

Houston Zoo's gorilla exhibit opens to public

Friday was a big day at the Houston Zoo. Just in time for the holiday weekend, the zoo opened its new gorilla exhibit to the public.

No indictment for Texas City officer in fatal shooting

A Texas City police officer will not face charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of an armed man during a fight outside a bar.

Agents seize $48K in fake goods including Gucci, Burberry, Chanel at Bush IAH

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport seized counterfeit Gucci, Burberry, Lacoste, Versace, Armani, Ferrari, Coco Chanel, Tory Burch and Michael Kors merchandise valued at more than $48,000.

State Dept. to release Clinton emails Friday

The State Department is releasing its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State as early as Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

How to save big by lowering prices on Amazon

As more retailers try to compete with the low prices of Amazon, the retail giant is also now price matching.

Adult Friend Finder members exposed in data breach; Ford's new backup assist

One of the largest casual dating websites is asking a high-profile security firm to investigate a data breach.

Overnight accident knocks out power to homes in NE Harris County

An overnight accident causes homes to lose electricity and gas.

45 North Freeway near Hardy Toll Road reopens after accident

All southbound lanes of the North Freeway near the Hardy Toll Road have reopened after crews cleared the scene of an accident.

2 drivers hospitalized after man runs red light, causes wreck

A woman was hospitalized after a crash in Northwest Harris County.

Rising floodwaters endanger Liberty County homes

Rising floodwaters threatened homes in the Dayton Lakes Estates neighborhood after the week's heavy rainfall.

HCSO: 3 men rob cellphone store, lead deputies on chase

Three men were arrested Thursday after they led Harris County deputies on a chase.

Man accused of stealing ladders, pawning them for cash

A man has been arrested and charged after surveillance video caught a thief stealing 22 ladders from an AT&T U-verse Service Center in Spring Valley earlier this month.

Video shows robbers stealing from business owners, attacking customer

Donald Spencer says he is lucky he survived after four armed crooks drove up and robbed his lawnmower and cycle business near Sunnyside Thursday morning.

Man charged with stabbing cat with broom handle, burning cat's paws

A 24-year-old was arrested after deputies say he burned a cat’s paws on a stove and stabbed another cat with a broom handle.

2nd HPD officer relieved of duty over criminal allegations

KPRC 2 News has confirmed that a second Houston police officer is off the job over allegations of criminal activity.

Man accused of robbing grandparent with girlfriend's help

A man and his girlfriend are facing charges after allegedly robbing his grandparent.

Mother accused of abusing 6-year-old child with special needs

A Humble woman is facing charges after allegedly abusing her 6-year-old daughter with special needs.

Spring ISD teacher says student pushed her, asks to press charges

A teacher told police for the Spring Independent School District that a student pushed her while teaching chemistry to special education students at Dekaney High School on Tuesday.

Houston man has mini Toyota Center in home

When you think of where the Houston Rockets call home, the Toyota Center comes to mind. But there is a local man, Nick Jimenez, who says one of the rooms in his home as a mini Toyota Center.

Teenager stays home sick, surprises burglars in north Harris County

A teenager home sick from school dealt with a terrifying morning after a couple of thieves broke into his house while he was inside.

Law enforcement encouraging safety on the water over holiday weekend

This holiday weekend, thousands of boaters will be out on Lake Conroe and members of law enforcement are encouraging everyone to be safe.

Burglar breaks into Cavender's Boot City, steals boots

A burglar got away with nearly one dozen pairs of boots from Cavender's Boot City early Thursday.

Dance teacher, students help disadvantaged kids for Red Nose Day

A dance teacher and her students at Sam Houston High School are helping disadvantaged children in honor of Red Nose Day.

11 arrested in prostitution bust

Eleven people were arrested Wednesday as part of an undercover operation in north Harris County to rescue human trafficking victims and to arrest people trading sex for money.

Person of interest sought in fatal shooting

The Houston Police Department is seeking a man for questioning in the fatal shooting of another man in November 2014.

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Prosecutors in Baltimore have indicted six officers in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray.

Police: Masked man kidnapped 4 people, stole money and jewelry

Police are looking for a gunman who kidnapped 4 people in Sugar Land and stole money and valuables from them.

Census says 5 Texas cities among top 10 in population gain

The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

Repairs wrapping up for Galveston Arts Center to return home

Repairs wrapping up for Galveston Arts Center to return home

New METRORail lines to reduce traffic, reaach more riders

Beginning Saturday, METRO riders will have more choices with the launch of two new light rails.
The brand new green and purple lines will be connecting east Houston residents with the downtown area.

FDA warned Blue Bell about contamination risk six years ago

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

3 smash-and-grab suspects caught after chase in West University Place

Smash-and-grab suspects led police on a chase, but were arrested after crashing their getaway van into a family's fence in West University.

Police investigate deadly hit-and-run on Eastex Freeway

All outbound lanes are now open and moving at Highway 59 near FM 1960, but early Thursday it was stopped for miles while officers investigated a fatal hit and run.

Woman photographed sucking finger in mugshot

Anna Piccioli of Waltham, Massachusetts, was photographed sucking her finger during the booking process.

Beloved Masai giraffe, Neema, dies at Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo employees are mourning the loss of a member of their extended animal family after a giraffe died from a short, but aggressive illness.

J.J. Watt shares photo of thigh bruise from last season

Ouch! Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt shares throwback photo of his thigh bruise from game against Buffalo Bills in September.

First confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Harris County

The first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Harris County in 2015 has been confirmed, according to the Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services.

New brewery on tap for Houston

SpindleTap is slated to open in September.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Emma Winburne

Congratulations to Emma Winburne, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Missing Seabrook woman found safe

Police said they found the 45-year-old woman from Seabrook who went missing safe Monday.

Husband fends off man who allegedly tried to steal car outside Galleria restaurant

Daniel Bertrand was excited about taking his wife out to dinner at a Houston Galleria restaurant. He never imagined his night would end with him in a hospital getting his ear stitched.

HPD: Officer found dead inside car at park in apparent suicide

A Houston police officer was found dead inside a car at George Bush Park shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Save money at the store, cheaper bacon

Great news for bacon lovers, you can now fill up on your favorite meat for a lot less.

Police looking for second person involved in high-speed police chase

Police are still searching for one of the two men involved in a high-speed police chase Wednesday afternoon.

Fulshear police scoop alligators out of house pool

There was a big surprise for police responding to a pool party call Wednesday… that's because the party guests were a couple of alligators!

2 Stafford teachers accused of slapping and verbally abusing child

Colette Williams was surprised, then angered after hearing from her son that he hadn't hurt himself in weight class this morning.  He allegedly was physically assaulted by a teacher, then verbally abused by a coach.

$5 million worth of property reported lost by government agencies

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

HPD officer relieved of duty over criminal allegations

A Houston police officer is off the job over allegations of criminal activity.

Man attacked boyfriend with sword, police say

A man was arrested after police say he attacked his boyfriend with a sword Tuesday.

Father led police on chase while he had 4 kids in vehicle, HPD says

A father was arrested after police said he led officers on a chase while he had his four young children in the vehicle.

Court documents: Mother not allowed to bring daughter into bar, knocks over stroller

A mother is accused of knocking over her child's stroller when she wasn't allowed to bring her little girl into a bar.

Ex-Houston resident files first lawsuit against Blue Bell; alleges negligence

The first lawsuit has been filed stemming from the massive Blue Bell recall.  An ex-Houston resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company.

Man tried to abduct girl in her own driveway, deputies say

A neighborhood is shaken up after deputies say a man tried to abduct a middle-school-aged girl in her own driveway.

2-year-old dies; police said she had head injuries and burns

Houston police are questioning a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of a 2-year-old girl who doctors say suffered head injuries and burns.

League City PD provides security at biker event after deadly Waco shootout

The League City Police Department is providing security at a local biker event, in light of the deadly shootout in Waco.

Man pretending to be cop tried to pull over off-duty officer, police say

A man accused of impersonating a police officer was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after he tried to pull over an off-duty Tomball police officer.

Parents: Son, 14, slapped by students at teacher's request

Parents of a child at Frank Black Middle School are outraged after they say their son was slapped by several students and that their son’s teacher gave the order.

Man killed 3 people because car was repossessed, prosecutors say

Prosecutors said Wednesday that a man killed three family members at a north Houston automobile dealership because he was angry that his car was repossessed. 

Police looking for physical therapist accused of public lewdness

Houston police have been looking for Parijat Kumar, who once worked for Premier Performance Physical Therapy in the Galleria area, has been charged with public lewdness.

$211M settlement reached with Transocean in 2010 oil spill

Lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have announced a $211 million settlement with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

Video shows person rifling through vehicles at auto repair shop

Deputies are asking for the public's help to find the person who was seen rifling through vehicles at an auto repair shop in New Caney Tuesday. 

Woman accused of stealing wallet from special needs man

A woman is accused of stealing a wallet from a special needs person at a Fort Bend County gas station.

Mother faces charges after police launch search for son

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

Driver arrested, charged in crash that injured 2 HPD officers

Two Houston police officers were injured in an accident in southwest Houston on Tuesday morning.

2 women wanted for ID theft, fraudulent credit card use

Two women are wanted for alleged identity theft and fraudulent use of credit/debit cards.

Stranger warns family trapped in burning home

Neighbors said a good Samaritan was responsible for helping a family escape from a burning home Tuesday night.

HPD: Maintenance workers find body in White Oak Bayou

Houston police are investigating after maintenance workers found a body floating in Little White Oak Bayou near downtown early Wednesday.

Cuteness alert: Steph Curry's daughter takes over press conference

Golden State Warriors point guard and NBA MVP Steph Curry brings his daughter, Riley, into the post-game press conference after the Warrior's win over the Rockets Tuesday night, and the two-year-old steals the show with all her cuteness.

HCSO: Carjackers lead police on chase through north Harris County

Authorities are searching for two carjackers who ambushed a woman.

Deputies: 16-year-old student struck by pickup truck in Sienna Plantation

A 16-year-old student was struck by a pickup truck in Sienna Plantation Wednesday morning.

Man accused of exposing himself to children in Rosenberg arrested, charged

Rosenberg police arrested a man they say was exposing himself to several female students last week.  Marlon Alvarez was arrested Tuesday and charged with indecent exposure.

Man found shot to death outside apartment complex in Alief

Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death outside an Alief apartment complex.

Man accused of striking, killing HPD officer dies at hospital

Jeffery Conlin, the suspect accused of killing Houston police officer Richard Martin, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Channel 2 has learned.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Lourdes Rodriguez

Congratulations to Lourdes Rodriguez, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

PD: Teen sexually assaulted after internet business scam

A 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted after an internet business scam in Liberty County, according to deputies.

New survey says most customers not happy with their banks

A new study shows only 23 percent of bank customers worldwide believe their bank is meeting their expectations.

Police investigating after man found dead in Galleria area

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man whose body was found Monday evening.

Takata expands airbag recall; PayPal ordered to pay $25 million in fines, refunds

Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expanding its recall, making it the largest ever in the United States.

Shell Federal Credit Union giving away free gas

Shell Federal Credit Union in Pasadena is giving away free gas.

2 suffer burns after house fire in northwest Houston

Two people were hospitalized with burns after a house fire around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in northwest Houston.

Son of fallen HPD officer honored at baseball game

It was an emotional show of support for the family of fallen Houston police Officer Richard Martin, who was killed in the line of duty Monday.

How common is gender-based pricing?

Gender-based pricing is a hot topic on social media, pitting women against men at the register checkout. Many say, more often than not, it's women who end up with the higher bill.

Teacher injured after brawl at Dekaney High School

A staff member at Dekaney High School is on medical leave after suffering a serious leg injury trying to break up a fight Friday afternoon.

Three men rescued in Galveston after boat goes aground

Three men were rescued Tuesday after their boat ventured into shallow water.

Truck overturns in eastbound lanes of I-10 at Beltway 8 West

A truck overturned in the eastbound lanes of the Katy Freeway at Beltway 8 West on Monday.

Biker killed had ties to Houston area

Richard Jordan III, 31, of Pasadena has been identified as one of the victims who died Sunday during a biker brawl in Waco.

1 officer killed Monday, 2 hurt Tuesday

Houston police believe a driver intentionally hit a patrol car on Forum Park in southwest Houston Tuesday. The impact was so strong that it deployed both airbags in the car.

Man accused of selling bogus Rockets tickets to fans

A New York City man is in jail accused of selling bogus Rockets tickets to two fans who tracked him down and held him for police.

Man who barricaded himself in house near Cypress dies

A suspect who barricaded himself while Houston police officers and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force were serving an arrest warrant has died.

Rate changes coming for Katy Tollway

Major changes are coming to the Katy Tollway.


Thieves target shoppers at high-end Houston stores

Customers who shop at high-end stores like Louis Vuitton and Chanel in the Houston Galleria may not know thieves are targeting them, watching their every move, waiting for the right moment to strike, according to police.

Sugar Land police trying to identify man prowling real estate offices

Fort Bend County realtors are warning their colleagues about a man seen prowling offices in the Sugar Land area. 

4 cancer charities accused of bilking millions charged

The Federal Trade Commission, along with all 50 states and Washington, D.C., is charging four cancer charities with bilking more than $187 million from consumers.

Waco PD gives update on deadly biker brawl

Texas law enforcement authorities warned weeks ago of growing animosity between rival motorcycle gangs, a feud that erupted into violence this week with a deadly lunchtime shootout between the two groups in a crowded Waco restaurant.

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AP Source: Takata air bag recalls to double in US

A person briefed on the matter says air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, nearly doubling the number recalled in the U.S. so far.

Information sought on men accused of home invasion in Richmond

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of two men accused of a home invasion.

Mayor Parker makes Rockets-Warriors wager with Oakland mayor

Houston mayor Annise Parker had a press conference Tuesday afternoon where she made a friendly wager with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Texas legislature OKs making private college police records public

Police departments run by private universities in Texas will soon have to make their records open to the public. The State House passed SB 308 on Tuesday.

Man accused of having sex with girl, 13, he met at church

A man is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl who attended his church, using choir practice as method of being alone with the child.

'Saving Gorillas: From Houston to Rwanda' special on KPRC 2

Tune in to KPRC 2 on Saturday, May 16, for our special "Saving Gorillas: From Houston to Rwanda," at 7 p.m.

Waco biker gang shooting: Names of dead released

At least nine people were killed when a fight erupted at a Waco, Texas, restaurant, with the clash escalating in minutes from fists to guns.

All-clear given at Clear Lake High School after gas leak; classes resume

Students at Clear Lake High School have been allowed to return to class after crews repaired a gas leak on campus.

Wobble Wag Giggle Ball put to the test

Americans spent $58 billion dollars on their pets last year and in a recent survey, dog owners said they shell out just under $50 for dog toys annually.

5G will cost a bundle; Taco Bell tests booze

5G wireless is coming, but at a high price.

Sketch released of intruder who tried to sexually assault woman

Authorities have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for entering a woman's home and trying to sexually assault her.

Mark Herman appointed Harris County Precinct 4 constable

The Harris County Commissioners Court held a special meeting Tuesday morning to fill the position of Precinct 4 constable.

Texas woman gives birth to triplets; 2 babies conjoined

A South Texas woman has given birth to triplet girls, with two of the babies conjoined at the pelvis.

Allen school district gets $2.5 million for stadium losses

A contractor and architectural firm have paid a North Texas school district $2.5 million to cover losses incurred after its $60 million football stadium had to be closed last year because of structural cracks and other problems.

Defendant in telemarketing timeshare fraud convicted

The last defendant in a nearly $7 million timeshare resale scam that bilked about 1,000 people has been convicted in Houston.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Jarvis Dillard

Congratulations to Jarvis Dillard, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

2 men injured in drive-by shooting in Missouri City

Two men were hospitalized Monday night after a drive-by shooting in Missouri City.

Woman survives carjacking minutes before HPD officer's death

A woman recounts the harrowing moments she faced at the hands of the man suspected of running over and killing a Houston police officer.

Family escapes house fire in southeast Houston

Fire crews were on the scene of a house fire in southeast Houston where a family escaped the flames.

Twin Peaks terminates agreement with franchisee after deadly biker brawl

A national chain has terminated its franchise agreement with a restaurant owner in Waco amid allegations that local management ignored warnings by police that biker gangs were meeting there to plot potentially violent attacks on rival groups.

PD: Man found stabbed multiple times at Baytown hotel

A man is hospitalized after a fight escalated to a stabbing at hotel early Tuesday, according to Baytown police.

House OKs cannabis oil in victory for marijuana advocates

Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature.

Oakland snaps 4-game losing streak with 2-1 win over Houston

The Oakland Athletics finally got the performance they have needed out of their bullpen and did something they have struggled at this season — win a one-run game.

METRO bus caught on camera running red light

Dashcam video caught a METRO bus running a red light Friday.

New county numbers show many unsolved crimes

Channel 2 Investigates has obtained new crime numbers, which show many crimes in Harris County are not being solved.

Women followed from bank, money stolen

A girls day out turned into a crime scene Monday.

Dramatic car fire rescue caught on camera

A man rescued three people from a fiery car crash Sunday and it was all caught on camera.

Friends remember HPD officer killed in chase

Monday night former co-workers who knew fallen Houston police officer Richard Martin remembered him as a great friend and loving father.

Identity released of man accused of striking, killing HPD officer

Houston police Officer Richard Martin was killed in the line of duty Monday while throwing down spike strips trying to stop a suspect during a high-speed chase, the department said.

Cattle rustlers strike near Pearland

In 2015, cattle stealing is still a problem in Texas, a lesson a Pearland group of owners and youth who raise cattle found out the hard way.

I-45 North at Tidwell reopened after vehicle fire

Interstate 45 at Tidwell Road reopened after a vehicle fire closed all the main lanes of the freeway around 7:55 p.m. Monday.

Katy ISD student accused of stealing watches from locker room

A student was charged with theft after allegedly stealing watches from a locker room at James E. Taylor High School.

House OKs cannabis oil in victory for marijuana advocates

Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature.

Police say tourist from Houston drowns in Jamaica

Authorities say an American tourist has drowned while swimming at a beach in eastern Jamaica.

Lockdown lifted at Crosby ISD schools after bank robbery

All schools in Crosby ISD had been on lockdown since Monday morning due to a bank robbery in the area, school district officials say.

Couple killed in crash; Good Samaritan tackles alleged drunk driver

Police arrested a man Sunday evening after investigators said he tried to flee the scene of a wreck in which a married couple was killed. The suspect is facing multiple charges including intoxication manslaughter.

U.S. Army recruiter accused of sex with teen girl

A U.S. Army recruiter is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.

Man accused of assaulting ex-wife, killing puppy

Authorities are looking for a man who is facing charges after allegedly killing a puppy and assaulting his ex-wife.

Man arrested after smash-and-grab robbery, accused in 14 similar cases

A man caught on camera burglarizing a store is behind bars after trying to burglarize a business Saturday.

Cocaine bags wash up on Galveston beach

Galveston police said nearly $200,000 worth of cocaine washed up on the beach this weekend.

Two men assaulted, one kidnapped outside club, police say

One man was assaulted and another was kidnapped and robbed early Saturday morning, Houston police said.

Mykawa court resumes regular schedule Monday

The City of Houston's municipal court at 8300 Mykawa Road resumes normal operating hours Monday for court appointments.

Man shot, killed outside McDonald's in southwest Houston

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside a McDonald's in southwest Houston.

Doctors: Liquid facelift turns back hands of time

If you're looking to reverse the hands of time, a facelift can be costly and invasive.

Waco PD: Around 170 people arrested, charged after deadly biker brawl

The Waco Police Department confirmed around 170 individuals were arrested and charged during Sunday's deadly biker brawl.

Man arrested in triple murder at auto dealership

A man has been arrested in connection with a triple murder in January at a north Houston auto dealership.

Surveillance video released of man who allegedly robbed woman at ATM

Authorities have released surveillance video of a man who police said robbed a woman at a Harris County area ATM.

Motorcyclist killed after smashing into car on side of Highway 290

A motorcyclist dies after a crash in northwest Houston.

Police investigating after 16-year-old fatally shot

Police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy that happened at an apartment in Alief on Saturday.

Man found dead next to his car in Alief

A man was found dead outside his car in the Alief area Sunday morning. 

1 killed, 1 wounded in fight outside SW Houston family center

One person was killed and another was wounded after a fight at Chancellors Family Center spilled onto the street Sunday morning.

Woman found shot in the arm at Seabrook Marina

A woman is in the hospital after she was found shot in the arm in Seabrook.

HPD: Body found in dumpster in northwest Houston

A person was found dead inside of a dumpster in northwest Houston Monday morning.

HCSO: 11-year-old struck by car in north Houston

An 11-year-old elementary school student was struck by a car in north Houston Monday morning.
It happened in the 20700 block of Grovedale, near East Richey and the Hardy Toll Road, around 8 a.m.
According to Aldine ISD officials, the child attends Parker Intermediate.  He was sent to a local hospital…

JFK's sailboat up for auction in Dallas

A sailboat once owned and raced by President John F. Kennedy is expected to sell for about $100,000 when it goes up for auction in Dallas.

Official: University of Texas football could play in Mexico

University of Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says the school could play football in Mexico City by 2020 as it considers expanding its brand internationally.

Woman gets stuck in windshield after car accident in Texas

A 60-year-old woman has been rescued after getting stuck in the windshield when the pickup truck she was riding in was hit by another vehicle near Houston.

Things you can do to avoid costly hotel fees

Finding a good deal on a hotel room can be tricky because of all the fees that are added onto your bill.

The best day to fly to avoid delays

Fliers looking to avoid airline delays should book their flights for Saturday morning.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Maryam Ahmed

Congratulations to Maryam Ahmed, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Police line streets of Remington Ranch subdivision after chase

Police cruisers lined the streets of a North Harris County subdivision after a chase early Friday.

Website connects owners with dog sitters

For most pet owners, a dog is just another member of the family. When they go on vacation, pet parents want to make sure those pups are taken care of properly, and if it can be done without breaking the bank, even better.

Houston Newsmakers: May 17: METRO and children reading

The Houston region continues to be the most diverse in the United States -- that’s according to the recently released 34th Annual Houston Area Survey.

Man fatally struck by pickup truck on Seawall Blvd.

A man was killed Saturday in Galveston after being struck by a pickup truck, the Galveston Police Department announced.

Father drowns in Lake Conroe

A man is dead after he drowned in Lake Conroe on Sunday.

Heavy rain sweeps through Houston area

Flood Warning issued for Harris and Montgomery counties.

Marines: 12 taken to hospital after aircraft's hard landing

The Marine Corps says 12 Marines have been taken to a hospital after an Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii.

25-year-old flown to hospital after shooting at Pasadena apartments

A 25-year-old man was flown to the hospital after he was shot in the leg at an apartment complex in Pasadena Sunday morning. 

Man ambushed, shot at Watermill Express

A man gets ambushed and shot at a Watermill Express in Northwest Harris County.

Flood damage forces Webster apartment residents out of homes

Hundreds of residents at The Green Oaks Apartment Complex in Webster are being forced to leave their homes because flood damage has made their units uninhabitable.

9-year-old New Braunfels student left isolated for 90 minutes

Picture of a young boy huddled in a corner of an empty room have social media buzzing.

Community, HPD officers celebrate 23rd annual Gulfton Festival

Houston police officers stopped at nothing to help raise money for their community Saturday.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Discovery Green

It was a sea of pink as thousands of people gathered at Discovery Green for the American Cancer Society's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Mom, daughter land in US after Mexico judge returns custody

A Fresno mother returned to Texas with her long-lost teenage daughter Saturday, after eight years apart.

Church scorched after fire in southwest Houston

Flames tear through a church in Southwest Houston, leaving it badly damaged.

4 killed in crash of small plane in central Texas

Investigators say four people aboard a small plane died when the plane crashed next to a feed store in the Texas Hill Country shortly after takeoff.

Fugitive wanted on aggravated assault charges

Crime Stoppers is seeking the public's help in finding a wanted fugitive accused of chasing two people in her car and causing a crash.

Driver arrested after wild police chase

A man winds up in the back of a cop car after leading police on a wild chase across town.

Man killed in drive-by shooting in southeast Houston

Police are investigating after a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in southeast Houston Friday night. 

Lightning strikes two homes during storm

Two neighboring homes near Fulshear will need repairs after two lightning strikes Friday.

29-year-old man rescued from sailboat by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued a 29-year-old man around 7:30 a.m. Friday about 120 miles southeast of Corpus Christi.

5 steps to cutting cable, phone, Internet costs

It's bill-paying day for roommates Deanna Belleny and Leah Matthews, and as usual, they are both baffled by what seems like a growing list of bizarre charges on their monthly cable TV, Internet and phone bill.

Blue Bell announces job cuts, pay reductions

Blue Bell Creameries announces it is cutting jobs, pay reductions and furloughs on Friday.

Psychologist's office in Montrose focus of raid

An office in a quiet Montrose neighborhood was anything but Friday morning -- serving as the site of a law enforcement raid.

University-wide graduation at UH features Matthew McConaughey

It's a milestone for thousands of students at the University of Houston as graduation day has arrived, and they're in for a special celebration because award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will be delivering the commencement address.

Teen's home searched after sexting allegations

Members of a Harris County task force searched the home of a teenager Friday.

53-year-old post office downtown closing

After a 53-year run, the Houston post office in downtown is shutting its doors for good.

Assault inside Houston ISD school classroom caught on video

A September incident caught on video that is now coming to light at Houston ISD's Jefferson Davis High School, gave several parents pause Friday after watching the short clip.

Veterans get hero's welcome in Houston

Hundreds of veterans arrived in Houston on Friday for a weekend of fun.

Judge returns Mexican girl to custody of US mom

A Mexican judge returned a long-missing teenager to her U.S. mother Friday, ending the woman's eight-year search and a cross-border custody case in which another girl was mistakenly sent to Texas against her will.

Woman accused of burning granddaughter with hot pan

A woman faces charges after police say she burned her 12-year-old granddaughter with a hot tortilla pan.

Nun aims to become oldest competitor to finish Ironman Triathlon

If 85-year-old Sister Madonna Buder finishes the 140.6 Ironman Texas on Saturday in the Woodlands, she will be the oldest competitor to ever finish an Ironman Triathlon.

Rockets create fan frenzy in Houston after forcing Game 7

The feeling of fatigue coupled with excitement can be felt across the city of Houston on Friday.

Homeowner, 72, opens fire on robbery suspect

When the homeowner confronted the suspect, he swung a gas can and hit the homeowner. The homeowner then fired several shots at the suspect.

3 vehicles burned when fire breaks out in parking garage of fitness center

Arson investigators spent much of the afternoon searching for clues as to what sparked an SUV fire, which set fire to two other vehicles in a parking garage in Houston's Midtown neighborhood Friday.

Rain creates flooding concerns for Montgomery County residents

With more rain comes the fear of more flooding in areas near the San Jacinto River already having problems.

Conroe police arrest two in homicide of 48-year-old man

Two men are facing murder charges after a homicide in Conroe on Wednesday.

HCSO seeks information on man who exposed himself

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who exposed himself at a doughnut shop.

HPD: Mom shoves eggs, hot sauce in 11-year-old's face after shells left in food

A mother rubbed eggs and hot sauce in her 11-year-old daughter's face because the child left egg shells in the food she cooked her mom for breakfast, according to Houston police.

HCSO: Armed robbery suspect captured at east Harris County home

A robbery suspect was taken into custody Friday morning at a home in east Harris County.

Officer says she caught Academy theft suspects in the act

An Humble police officer said she caught three theft suspects in the act at an Academy store.

Teachers awarded cruise, car for exceptional service

The Greenspoint Hilton was the scene Thursday evening of a district wide celebration for Spring Independent School District.

Students pass STAAR tests, leaving teacher to eat live worms

Teachers at one Central Texas elementary school have rewarded their students for finishing their end-of-year tests by performing a series of escalating dares -- including eating live worms.

Brittney Griner suspended 7 games by WNBA

The WNBA has suspended Houston native Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seven games each because of their domestic violence arrest last month.

Many food safety regulators not testing for listeria in ice cream

According to the CDC, listeriosis is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning. The FDA signed regulations into law in 2011 that would require stricter testing and reporting of listeria presence in ready-to-eat food manufacturing facilities that have still not been put into place. 

Man arrested, charged after roommate found dead at Alief home

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in Alief Friday morning.

Perry announcing June 4 if he'll run again for president

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will say next month whether he's running for president.

'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Rama Imad

Congratulations to Rama Imad, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

High-speed chase suspects arrested after running out of gas

Two men are in custody after their car ran out of gas during a high-speed chase, according to Houston police.

Consumer Reports shows us the worst sunscreens on the market

It's time to go out in the sun, but you don't want to go with the wrong sunscreen that will leave you burned.

HFD crews save woman trapped in SUV lodged under 18-wheeler trailer

HFD crews saved two women who were in an SUV that ended up under the trailer of an 18-wheeler on the Southwest Freeway Thursday. 

Richmond man sights bobcat in his backyard three days in a row

Throughout the Houston area it's not uncommon for man and beast to come into contact but some animals are more elusive than others. Like a bobcat that's been spotted several times this week in Steven Hernandez's backyard inside a Richmond subdivision. 

Several police agencies raid apartment complex, arrest banned gang members

Members of several police agencies raided the Haverstock Hill apartments off Aldine Bender Road west of U.S. 59 Thursday evening.

HISD board votes to adjust boundaries for 10 elementary schools

Ten elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District will see a boundary adjustment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Houston dad tattoos son's face on his own

Christien Sechrist, 20, has a tattoo of his son's face on his left cheek. He said he's gotten a lot of feedback on social media both positive and negative about his decision to put the permanent ink on his face.

2 Barbara Jordan High School students burned during auto shop class

Two Houston Independent School District students were being treated for burns after an accident at school Thursday.

Tow truck driver pinned under truck, dies

A tow truck driver died after becoming pinned underneath a truck he was repossessing.

Body found in search for man swept away in floodwaters in Clear Lake

Texas Equusearch said they have recovered a body in their search for a man swept away by floodwaters in Clear Lake. 

Several people taken to hospital after suspicious bag taken to police station

Seven people were taken to the hospital Thursday after two women walked into a police command station with a suspicious bag.

Texas House votes to criminalize posting "revenge porn"

The Texas House has voted to criminalize the posting of so-called revenge porn, or putting explicit images online with the intent to embarrass a former lover or spouse.

Texas health officials outline requirements for Blue Bell

Texas health officials finalized with Blue Bell Creameries the steps the company must take before selling ice cream from its Brenham plant following the discovery of Listeria in certain ice cream products.  The company agreed to the terms with the state early Thursday.

Interim Sheriff Ronald Hickman talks on his new role, department changes

Harris County's newest sheriff, Ronald Hickman, sat down with KPRC 2 Thursday to talk about his new role and all of the changes he has in store for the entire department.

Local estate sale business owner has extensive criminal history

KPRC 2 has learned that the owner of an estate sale business employing Jeffery Allen Parsons has an extensive criminal history including convictions for theft and forgery.

Heights house for sale for $150

One family in the Houston Heights is putting their house up for sale for 150. Not $150,000, but $150. But there is one unique task the family is requesting before you pay.

Businessman Doerr, wife donate $50M to Rice University

A venture capitalist and his wife have donated $50 million to their alma mater Rice University as the largest gift in school history.

Westbury High principal accused of grade-changing terminated

The principal at Westbury High School, who is accused of asking a substitute teacher to change the grades of 26 students from failing to a passing grade of 80, has been terminated, according to Houston ISD.

Man accused of pistol whipping homeowner in home invasion robbery

A man accused of pistol whipping a homeowner during a home invasion robbery in Katy is behind bars.

PD: Kidnapping victim found in car after police chase

A man is facing a kidnapping charge after a woman was found in the passenger seat of a car involved in a chase through southeast Houston late Wednesday.

Families in Kingwood neighborhood concerned about rising San Jacinto river

Families in Kingwood have to move to higher ground after heavy rain drenched their neighborhood.

68-year-old missing from Katy area found

Deputies found a 68-year-old man who was reported missing from the Katy area about 9 a.m. Thursday. 

More rain falling across Houston area

Some Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for areas north of Houston have expired, but the rain continues to fall across the area.

Man chases landlord away with machete, police say

A man was arrested May 10 after police said he picked up a machete and chased away a 68-year-old man who came by to collect unpaid rent. 

Kubota to relocate US headquarters from California to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota Credit Corporation will move their corporate headquarters from California to the Dallas area.

Texan gets 30 years for attempted holdup, guard shot 8 times

A Houston man who shot an armored car guard eight times during a 2013 attempted robbery has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Brady appeals suspension in 'Deflategate'

Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

Residents evacuated after 2-alarm fire breaks out at senior living center

The Houston Fire Department evacuated elderly residents from a two-alarm apartment fire in north Houston early Thursday morning.

Let's ride: May 15 is 'Bike to Work Day'

Air up your tires and put on your best riding attire because Houston Mayor Annise Parker declared Friday, May 15, as Bike to Work Day.  The mayor wants to encourage riders to choose pedal power for their daily commute to work and to raise awareness of the city’s bikeway network.

Sketch released of man who was fatally shot

Authorities have released a sketch of a shooting victim from last month who they are trying to identify.

Surveillance video released of suspect wanted in robbery of drug store

Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office need the public's help in identifying a man wanted in the robbery of a drug store in Harris County.

Urban Land Institute members tour Astrodome for inspiration on renovation

The race is still on to figure out what's next for the Astrodome and the Urban Land Institute has an idea with a multi-million dollar price tag.

Officials: Man may have inappropriately touched more than 1 child

A man was behind bars Wednesday, charged with indecency with a child, and authorities said there could be other victims.

Alert citizen helps police in drug bust

Two teenagers are facing drug possession charges thanks to an alert citizen helping Pasadena police.

Group that hosted Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest has Houston supporters

The group that hosted the "Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest" that ended with the death of two suspected terrorists in Garland, has loyal followers in Houston, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Estate sale company employee facing allegations of wrongdoing

KPRC 2 News has learned that a business consultant who told news agencies he'd discovered forgotten treasure in an antique chest of drawers Sunday is the former owner of a bankrupt precious metals company in Springfield, Illinois, who owes millions to former employees.

Watch: Baby announcement from couple struggling with infertility

Doug Price and his wife have struggled with infertility for the last five years, but when his wife found out she was pregnant, she decided to surprise him in the cutest way.

San Antonio officer charged in 2nd shoplifting case

A South Texas police officer charged earlier this month with trying to shoplift ammunition has been arrested again in another off-duty theft case.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Alexis Heath

Congratulations to Alexis Heath, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

New glasses with interchangeable rims give users countless possibilities

Imagine one pair of glasses with countless different looks.

Walmart takes on Amazon Prime; Pedialyte grows up, targets adults

Walmart is testing a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that’s set to rival Amazon Prime.

Pct. 4: Robbery at Walgreens leads to chase in northeast Harris County

A robbery at a Walgreens in northeast Harris County led to a chase.

Deputies: Man arrested after throwing meth bag out of car

A man was arrested after he tried to get rid of a meth bag during a traffic stop, according to the Montgomery County Deputy Constable's Office.

Man charged with holding clerk at gunpoint, robbing League City store

A man was arrested and charged Wednesday with holding a clerk at gunpoint and robbing a store in League City.

Parents say Spring Branch ISD covered up sexting case

Parents of a girl in the Spring Branch school district have gone public with a complaint.

Deputies look for 2 men who broke into Richmond-area Citgo

Deputies are looking for two men who broke into a Citgo in Richmond and stole cigarettes, knives and beer on March 19.

2 Red Cross shelters open to help those affected by floods

The American Red Cross opened two shelters in Houston to help those affected by the floods this week.

Southwest Airlines celebrates its international future in Houston

Southwest Airlines hosted a beach bash Wednesday to celebrate its international future in Houston.

Families in River Plantation evacuate as floodwater approaches homes

Families in Montgomery County's River Plantation area evacuated their homes as rising floodwater came closer and closer to their properties Wednesday night.

Nurse accused of stealing patients' information, opening credit cards

Nurse Brenda Rodriguez is accused of using patients’ private information from North Cypress Medical Center to open credit cards in patients’ names.  She is charged with fraudulent use of identifying information.  It is a first degree felony.  She was out of jail on a $20,000 bond. 

Some River Plantation residents evacuate amid river flood warning

The storms that came barreling through the Houston area and its suburbs this week are making people who live near the west fork of the San Jacinto River nervous. Some in the River Plantation subdivision even chose to evacuate Wednesday.

Fort Bend ISD hosts meeting to discuss district's stance on truancy

A gathering of parents, students, teachers, and administrators to discuss what's become a controversial topic in Fort Bend ISD: the issue of truancy and the district's tough stance on the issue.

More rain moving through; SE Texas under Flash Flood Watch

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of Southeast Texas until 1 a.m. Thursday and the more rain is moving through the area.

Storms cause damage in Webster area

Many car and business owners were left to foot the bill for significant damages to their property after overnight storms hit the Webster area.

$25,000 reward offered in hopes of finding killer of Stewart Cadillac owner

An increased reward of $25,000 is being offered in hopes of finding the person who shot and killed the owner of Stewart Cadillac.  Joseph John Stewart, who was a well-known and beloved figure in the Houston community, was found shot to death at his Montrose area home. 

What to do if your vehicle floods

If you drive through a deep-water area with your car, there are three things you should do to avoid damaging your car even further.

Rosenberg police look for man exposing himself to female students

Rosenberg police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who is exposing himself to female students on their way to school.

30 cars flood at car repair shop, owner estimates $30K in damages

When Ashok Bhatt arrived at his business this morning all of the cars in his lot were in standing water.

HFD: 3 rescued from high water near Buffalo Bayou

Houston firefighters rescued three people who were stranded under a bridge near Buffalo Bayou.

Sketch released of robber who shot woman at bus stop

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two people who tried to rob a couple at a bus stop in southwest Houston on April 11.

HPD: Man, woman found shot in head at Spring Branch home

Police said they believe an attempted murder-suicide left one person dead and another on life support in Spring Branch Wednesday morning.

Man charged with murder after teen shot in head in Spring

An 18-year-old is charged with murder after deputies said he shot a teenager in the head inside a home in Spring.

Deputies: Suspected drunk driver crashes into bedroom

Deputies believe that alcohol was a factor in a car crash that killed a driver in northwest Harris County.

Lone Star College shooter sentenced to 16 years in prison

The man convicted in a 2013 shooting at Lone Star College was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday.

Video: Grandma loses dentures while blowing out birthday candles

Louise Bonito, also known as "Nonnie," gave her family quite a laugh when they were celebrating her 102nd birthday. This moment was captured on video and has now gone viral.

Amtrak train in deadly crash estimated to be traveling 107 mph

An analysis by The Associated Press of surveillance video just before the deadly crash of an Amtrak train indicates it was traveling about 107 miles per hour as it approached a curve where the speed limit was only 50 miles per hour.

Convincing your boss you deserve a raise

If you cringe at the thought of talking with your boss about getting a raise, you probably aren't making all the money you could.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident causes major delays on North Freeway at Nursery

A major traffic accident is causing delays on the I-45 North Freeway northbound at Nursery.

Clear Creek ISD delays classes for 2 hours due to weather

Clear Creek ISD is delaying morning classes for two hours due to high water Wednesday morning.

Five most common tire troubles: repair or replace?

Channel 2 Investigates teamed up with National Tire And Battery to identify the five most common tire troubles, and whether you can repair those problems or have to actually foot the bill for a whole new tire.

3 children found safe after Amber Alert was issued in Fort Bend County

Three young children were found safe after an Amber Alert was issued in Fort Bend County Tuesday.

Severe weather alerts issued for most of SE Texas

A Flash Flood Warning for multiple counties is in effect until early Wednesday morning.

Houston man convicted of killing 3 put to death

A Texas inmate has been executed for the killings of his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather nearly 13 years ago in Houston.

Storms bring heavy rain, flooding in Galveston County

Residents in east Galveston County are dealing with major flooding frustrations after a day of downpours.

Bugs found in cafeteria broccoli

School cafeteria food is supposed to be filled with nutrition: vitamins, carbs, protein. But certain types of protein are usually off limits. Like bugs, for instance.

Two arrested, accused of leaving loaded gun next to child

Two people were arrested and are accused of leaving a loaded pistol next to a child in the backseat of a car Monday.

Amtrak train from Washington crashes in Philadelphia

An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured.

George W. Bush at book signing in River Oaks

Former President George W. Bush was in Houston on Tuesday at a book signing for his biography on his father.

Body found in Galveston matches description of missing swimmer

A body matching the description of a swimmer who went missing Saturday in Galveston was found Sunday, the Galveston Beach Patrol says.

Attorneys speak out for Pearland mom accused of drowning daughters

The attorney representing a Pearland mother, accused of killing her 15-month-old twin daughters, called the girls' deaths a "horrible accident" in an interview with KPRC 2.

HFD declares fire in downtown parking garage under control

The Houston Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire at 601 Travis Street in downtown Houston on Tuesday.

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3 injured when school bus crashes into home in League City

Three people, including a special education student, were injured Tuesday morning when a school bus crashed into a League City home.

Sugar Land police looking for man accused of kidnapping

The Sugar Land Police Department is looking for a man accused of kidnapping four people early on the morning of May 10.

Sneak peek of new Houston Zoo Gorilla Habitat

Seven Western Lowland gorillas, including a family of four, call a brand new, state of the art $28 million habitat home at the Houston Zoo.

Coast Guard: Body found in Kemah matches description of missing boater

A man's body found in Kemah Tuesday morning matches the description of missing boater, Phillip Davis, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Ronald Hickman named interim Harris County sheriff

Constable Ronald Hickman has been appointed as the interim Harris County sheriff, according to officials. Hickman is filling the office after Sheriff Adrian Garcia resigned in order to run for Houston mayor.

Sketch released of suspect wanted in 3 sexual assaults, robberies

Houston police have released a composite sketch  of a suspect wanted in at least three robberies and sexual assaults at two southwest Houston apartment complexes in April.  HPD is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. to discuss the case.  Watch the livestream on Click2Houston.com.

Reward offered for men accused of robbing pizza restaurant

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men accused of robbing a Pizza Patron restaurant on April 6 in the 5800 block of North Fry Road.

HISD student stabs nurse at Bastian Elementary School, officials say

A nurse at Bastian Elementary School suffered minor injuries after a student stabbed her Tuesday, school officials said.

Amber Alert issued for missing baby last seen with her mother

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 7-month-old baby, A'Million Meshelle Shelton, last seen with her mother, Chantay Denise Myers.

Saving cheetahs from extinction

As part of Friday's 10th anniversary of the Endangered Species Day, KPRC 2 along with the Houston Zoo and Moody Gardens have teamed up to shine the spotlight on some special animals Houstonians can help save.

Reporter finds three missing brothers on side of road

A WPLG-TV news reporter finds three missing brothers while driving on an expressway.

UH fraternity closed after allegations of hazing

The Sigma Chi chapter at the University of Houston has been closed until at least 2019, the Executive Committee of the Sigma Chi International fraternity announced Tuesday.

HPD: Valero, EZ Pawn robbery suspects lead police on chase to Acres Homes area

Two robbery suspects are in custody, and at least two more are on the loose after leading police on a chase which ended in the Acres Homes area.

HPD: Drunken driver crashes under overpass, killing homeless man

A homeless man was run over and killed by a driver who Houston police believe was driving drunk early Tuesday.

Lockdown lifted at several Sheldon ISD schools

Several Sheldon ISD schools were temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday while authorities searched for robbery suspects in the area.

Mayor Parker releases last budget of her administration

The  mayor calls the balanced budget "lean and mean," with only $5 million in new program spending. The money is for body cameras for HPD and an increase in funding of $3.6 million for pothole repairs.

Rosenberg PD: 2 burglars caught red-handed during sting operation

Rosenberg police officers and detectives conducted a special operation overnight which led to the arrest of two suspects believed to be responsible for several burglaries over the last two weeks.

Two arrested after drug investigation in Clear Lake area

Two people have been arrested after a drug investigation by the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office.

Severe weather causes damage in Huntsville area

After tornadoes in North Texas, the wind and rain stormed down the freeway emptying five inches of rain onto Huntsville and about four inches in Conroe.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Lydia Nassab

Congratulations to Lydia Nassab, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

As Seen On TV Tuesday: InVinceable

Whether it's grass stains, grape juice or ink, no stain is too big for one cleaner, at least according to its commercial.

Woman found dead inside northwest Harris County apartment

An investigation is underway after deputies found a woman dead in her apartment Monday evening.

Kohl's new buying option, store pick up

If you shop online at Kohl's, get ready to start seeing a "pick up in store" option during checkout!

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TV ad in support of reducing weed penalties to air in Texas

A television ad in support of legislation to reduce marijuana penalties is set to air in Texas Tuesday.

Top spots for speeding tickets

The top five locations where police have given the most speeding tickets are all well-traveled roads located all over the city.

Pepper spray used to stop fight at Dallas middle school

A school police chief says an officer had to use pepper spray to break up a fight at a Dallas middle school involving roughly 60 students.

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

Another major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest.

All-female volunteer firefighter crew debuts in Cypress

On duty Monday evening in Cypress was a fire crew completely staffed by women.

Flash Flood Watch issued for Southeast Texas

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Southeast Texas until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

BB gun pointed at boy's head while at school

A sixth-grader had a BB gun pointed at his head at Key Middle School in northeast Houston on Monday.

Repeat crashes damaging property in Spring

A Spring family grows frustrated after street racers continually damage their property.

Construction underway for villas at San Luis Resort

The villas at the San Luis Resort are expected to open early this summer.

Mother accused of having 12-year-old son drive

A mother is facing charges after police said her attempt to teach her 12-year-old son to drive ended with him hitting two other cars.

FBCSO arrests two men in separate robbery cases

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of two separate robbery suspects Monday.

Man accused of striking 1-year-old son

A Houston man is facing charges after he allegedly struck his 1-year-old son.

Reward offered in Cypress convenience store robbery, assault

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a man who robbed a convenience store and assaulted a clerk.

Suspected theft ring targeting Galleria shoppers busted

The Houston Police Department believes it has broken up a theft ring targeting shoppers at high-end Galleria stores thanks to the help of a would-be victim.

Law change may help more Texas seniors graduate

A change in Texas law is aimed at easing the burden some Texas seniors face when trying to earn their high school diploma.

HISD: Bus driver off the job after video of unsafe driving

A Houston ISD bus driver is off the job after YouTube video surfaced of his alleged unsafe driving.

Police investigating campus threat at University of Houston

The University of Houston said police are investigating rumors that sorority girls are being threatened by gangs.

Mother charged in her twins' deaths out on bond

A mother is free on bond after she was charged with manslaughter in the drowning deaths of her 15-month-old twin daughters. She allegedly filled up the bathtub, then left the room and turned up some music, according to the indictment.

United Airlines, Houston Airport System break ground on new Terminal C at IAH

United Airlines, in partnership with Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System, broke ground Monday on the airline’s new Terminal C North concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Convicted killer to be retried as adult

There will be a re-trial for an already-convicted killer, a judge announced Monday.

City of Houston employees streamed hours of content at work

Nearly 100 city of Houston employees, including more than a dozen customer service representatives, watched Netflix and other streaming services while on the clock,  Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Eight students taken to hospital after bus accident on Highway 59

Eight students were taken to a hospital after an accident involving a school bus happened around 2:50 p.m. Monday on Highway 59.

One person dead after accident in northwest Harris County

One person is dead after a car accident on Clay Road on Monday.

HPD: Boy, 13, finds mother dead at southeast Houston home

An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside her southeast Houston home Friday morning.

HCSO: Man stalks, threatens to kill ex-girlfriend, her family

A man is accused of relentlessly stalking his ex-girlfriend, tracking her down at work and threatening to kill her, according to Harris County sheriff's deputies.

Coming soon: Olive Garden breadstick sandwiches

The Olive Garden has a plan to win back customers: taking the breadsticks it's known for and making sandwiches out of them.

8th grade student revived with AED after collapsing at soccer game

An eighth grade boy collapsed after a soccer game around 3 p.m. Saturday after a soccer game, according to the Deer Park Independent School District.

Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on SW Freeway near Buffalo Speedway

One main lane and one shoulder lane of traffic remain closed on the Southwest Freeway near Buffalo Speedway due to a multi-vehicle crash.

4 juveniles, 1 adult in custody after police chase in SE Houston

Multiple suspects are reportedly in custody after leading police on a chase through southeast Houston.

New pen-like device erases wrinkles, acne scars and more

A new device the size of a pen is erasing wrinkles, acne scars and more with little to no downtime.  Plus, doctors say the treatment is effective for all skin types just about anywhere on the body.

Spring shooting under investigation, teenager on life support

A teenager is on life support after he was shot in the head inside a home in Spring, said Harris County Precinct 4.

HPD investigating fatal hit-and-run on East Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that happened along the I-10 East Freeway Sunday night.

Craving Blue Bell? You can find it online

Stores across the country have pulled Blue Bell off their shelves, but fans of the ice cream are still finding ways to buy it.

Pearland mother charged with manslaughter in deaths of twin daughters

A mother is facing manslaughter charges in the drowning deaths of her 15-month-old twin daughters, the Pearland Police Department announced Sunday.

Parents camp outside school to register children for pre-K

Parents camped outside for more than 27 hours, hoping to get their children into Barbara Bush Elementary School's pre-kindergarten program on Monday morning.

Uber valuation rises; Amazon details drone delivery plans

Uber is planning to raise so much money in new funding, it would make the company worth more than household names like FedEx.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Don Huynh

Congratulations to Don Huynh, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Man discovers treasure in dresser at estate sale

An area man made quite a discovery when he bought a chest at an estate sale.

8 people hospitalized after crash in Cleveland

A crash in Liberty County ended with a pickup truck reduced to twisted metal and an SUV teetering on a guard rail.

What job-seekers should do before entering market

Looking for that perfect job but not sure where to start? There are a few things job-seekers should do before entering the market.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for fugitive wanted for robbery

The Houston Police Department is looking for a wanted fugitive wanted on a warrant for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Search for missing swimmers in Kemah, Galveston suspended

Boat and helicopter crews have suspended their searches for two separate missing swimmers, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Sunday.

Man accused of stabbing roommate arrested after SWAT situation

A man was taken into custody Sunday morning after he stabbed his roommate in the neck, Houston police said. 

HPD: 4 burglars break into Sherwin-Williams, lead police on chase

Police are looking for four people who broke into a Sherwin-Williams Commercial Paints store and stole two paint sprayer machines. 

2 shot at home near Galena Park

Two people were taken to the hospital after they were shot on their front porch Sunday morning. 

Police: Man followed ex-wife home, shot her father twice

A warrant has been issued for a man's arrest after police said he shot his ex-wife's father Sunday morning. 

Crime Stoppers seek armed robber of drug store

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed a drug store in the 14800 block of Woodforest Boulevard.

Wreck closes southbound lanes of I-45 at F.M. 518

An accident has closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 45 at F.M. 518 on Saturday.

Election Results: May 9, 2015

Saturday is a Decision 2015 Election Day. There are several races we are keeping our eye on, including multiple mayor's races.

Magnolia mother seeks kidney for ill son

A desperate Magnolia mother is getting creative to find her son a kidney.

Body thought to be missing Good Samaritan found in Brazoria County

A body that was found Saturday is thought to be a missing Good Samaritan from Sugar Land, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

8-year-old boy found safe after he went missing in SW Houston Friday evening

An 8-year-old child was found safe Saturday morning after he went missing in southwest Houston on Friday evening. 

Man shoots neighbor in leg after argument

A feud between two neighbors ended with one man shooting the other in the leg.

Woman crashes car during test drive

A woman was test driving a white Toyota Camry on Saturday when she lost control and ended up wedged between to other cars in the lot at the Sterling McCall dealership.

CFVFD firefighter hospitalized after battling house fire

The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department is responding to a 1-alarm fire in the 15000 block of Garett Green Circle on Saturday.

One of previously conjoined twins released from hospital

A previously conjoined twin who was separated in a nearly 30-hour surgery has been released from the hospital.

Deputies looking for 83-year-old missing from Cypress Falls area

Deputies are looking for an elderly man who has been missing from his home in northwest Harris County since Friday. 

Hazmat crews clean up spill after 18-wheeler overturns

Hazmat crews were called to the scene of an accident in Northeast Houston where oil and gas spilled onto the roadway Friday night.

Officer fired, wanted on felony charges

The Houston Police Department issued a warrant for the arrest of a former officer, who is facing a felony misuse of official information charge.

A look at Robert Durst's time living in Houston

By now you've heard his name. You might have even seen the documentary on his life. But few people know the details of Robert Durst's time living in Houston. For the last 10 years he's called Houston home and controversy followed him along the way.

Stroke victim walking for J.J. Watt, Texans

They may look like small steps but Nicole Alexander has made huge strides in her recovery from multiple strokes as she stands up and walks away from her wheelchair.

Professor resigns after tirade caught on camera

A nursing professor at Lone Star College's North Harris campus is seen on cellphone video talking to her students about filling out online surveys when the conversation quickly changes directions.

Man sentenced to life in prison in shooting case against officer

A man accused of shooting a Stafford police officer was convicted of aggravated assault against a public servant and sentenced to life in prison May 1.

Houston man accused of striking 8-year-old

A Houston man is accused of striking an 8-year-old girl in the chest, according to the Houston Police Department.

Student-made video at Davis High School causes controversy

A student project at HISD's Jefferson Davis High School, north of Downtown, has stirred up some controversy.

Yates High School principal announces resignation

Jack Yates High School Principal Donetrus Hill announced his resignation in a letter sent home to parents Friday.

Vases stolen from north Houston cemetery

Families are devastated after dozens of vases were stolen from gravesites.

Mother's Day Freebies

After the card and the gift, you may be running low on funds to fill out the rest of the day's celebrations for the mom in your life; but a lot of local businesses are stepping in to honor mothers this weekend.

6-month-old baby dies in CPS custody

Baby Alliyah Rodriguez was her mother's heart, her soul and her everything. But now, Anastasia Hernandez will never get to be with her baby again or have the chance to watch her grow up.

Road project could push out homes in Oak Ridge North

Montgomery County residents will head to the polls Saturday to vote on a $350 million road bond.

'Pollen tsunami' sweeps across country after long winter

Doctors say the long winter accelerated pollen production in grasses and trees.

METRO planning on new routes, high-tech changes

Friday marks the beginning of the 100-day countdown for METRO's new bus network.

ISIS activity prompts threat level increase at US military bases

Security conditions at U.S. military bases, including Ellington Field, were raised Thursday night because of growing concern of a jihadist threat in the U.S.

17-year-old wanted in Galveston robbery arrested in Houston

A man wanted for a robbery in Galveston is arrested in Houston on Wednesday in connection with separate charges.

HPD: Stewart Cadillac owner found dead on garage floor in Montrose area

Houston police identified victim of Fourth Ward homicide as a Cadillac dealership owner and are searching for the suspect who left him dead on his garage floor.

NBC News to host 2016 Republican presidential debate in Houston

NBC News and Telemundo, along with National Review, will host a 2016 Republican presidential debate in Houston on Feb. 26, 2016. We'll have more details coming up on KPRC 2 News at 4pm.