John Randy Newkirk, 18, was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he was caught trying to break into a northwest Harris County home. He allegedly fired a gun during a fight last month near Cy Lakes High School.
A Montgomery County judge ruled Thursday the man accused of setting Robert Ray Middleton on fire in June 1998 can stand trial as an adult. Even though Don Willburn Collins is 28 years old, he was 13 at the time of the attack.
The boyfriend of a Dallas-area teacher found dead in southeastern New Mexico was arrested Wednesday after telling investigators they fought before he bludgeoned her and then used his car to drag her unconscious body with a rope tied around her neck, police said.
Deep beneath the surface of Texas' only naturally formed lake there used to swim a massive, open-mouthed dinosaur-era fish with a long snout and prized caviar. Now, decades after the paddlefish was almost completely wiped out, it's coming back to Caddo Lake.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick have advanced to a runoff for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, extending an already bruising campaign for one of the state's most powerful offices. Watch Local 2 News at 10 p.m. for the latest.
With hundreds of thousands of people flocking to the numerous attractions Houston has to offer during Spring Break, the area experiences higher traffic volume. The mayor Tuesday announced a plan to combat the traffic congestion.
The mother of a Montgomery County boy doused with gasoline and set on fire on his eighth birthday in 1998 says once he got better her son never wavered in identifying his attacker -- a then 13-year-old neighbor.
This past weekend, we saw the Ukrainian community in Houston protesting outside the Russian consulate. Now we're hearing from native Russians to get their thoughts on this growing tension over the Crimean Peninsula.
'Lunch angel' Kenny Thompson of Feed the Future Forward made his second donation in a week to a Cy-Fairbanks ISD school when he contributed $673.94 to pay off all 128 past-due lunch balances at Matzke Elementary School.
Authorities say what was believed to be a stranger danger incident near a Clear Creek Independent School District elementary school was just a case of an elderly man assisting a child he thought needed help.
As of Monday morning, nearly 70 flights have been cancelled at Bush Intercontinental Airport because of bad weather sweeping across the country. Nationwide, more than 2,000 flights were kept from their destination.
HISD leaders are confident the Energy Institute will join the ranks of the city's elite high schools — including the DeBakey High School for Health Professions and Carnegie Vanguard, a school for gifted and talented students — and will fill a crucial gap in training Houston's energy workforce
Try to imagine you are driving and suddenly you come upon a horrible car wreck on the side of the road and the car is on fire. Then it hits you like a thunderbolt -- that's your daughter's car, and she is trapped inside.
A federal appeals court says high school officials in Northern California acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican independence celebration Cinco de Mayo.
There are a lot of new dining options in downtown Houston from tapas to sushi and even Italian, but this week, quite a few downtown eateries got dinged by health inspectors and ended up in this week's Restaurant Report Card.
In a matter of days the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be in full swing at Reliant Park. As people head there for the festivities, a big 'no refusal' initiative kicks off this weekend, and it will be in place for most of the month.
A federal judge declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional on Wednesday, but will allow the nation's second-most populous state to enforce the law pending an appeal that will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Changes are coming to the points you earn by flying the friendly skies. Delta announced major changes to its frequent flyer program Wednesday, but those in the industry say it may just be a sign of things to come.
Houston is leading the nation in terms of the number of state-licensed emergency care facilities. One woman loved the service and the fact that her son was seen immediately at one, but when she got the bill, she was stunned.
Houston ISD's superintendent spoke for the first time since the district announced the planned closures of five schools. Dr. Terry Grier told parents, teachers and community leaders Wednesday that HISD has never been better. But not everyone agrees with that.
A boy says a man approached him Monday as he walked home from school in the League City area and tried to get him into his car. And the school district says it's the third such report in the last week.
Private investigators are involved in a family's desperate search for their missing English Bulldog puppies. Bubba and Bruiser disappeared on Feb. 11 and the family now has reason to believe they were stolen.
A half-dozen people have filed a civil lawsuit claiming a company building a high rise along San Felipe between Kirby Drive and South Shepherd Drive is violating nuisance laws during construction, Local 2 Investigates has learned.
An internal affairs investigation has been launched into how some Houston police department homicide cases were handled by detectives. The probe has led to one veteran officer being relieved of duty with pay.
Two Klein ISD schools have been given the all-clear after buildings were secured earlier Wednesday while authorities searched for the man who led deputies on a chase and crashed his SUV into a home in northwest Harris County.
An investigation is underway after a fiery plane crash near Pearland. The Federal Aviation Administration believes only the pilot was on board a Beechcraft King Air when it crashed while trying to land at Pearland Regional Airport.
A Southwest Airlines employee is under investigation for allegedly pulling a fire alarm at Hobby Airport, but there was no fire at all. On Tuesday afternoon police say charges in this case could be filed soon.
A woman who spent her entire career in the sky as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines is now an advocate, pushing for stronger safety measures in the airline industry, and she's very concerned about a new threat that is emerging.
The teenager suffered seizures and a traumatic brain injury after falling through a torn trampoline canvas at Cosmic Jump. He is still having issues walking and completing basic life skills like remembering things.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo COO Leroy Shafer says he will step down in September and take a reduced role at the event he's helped shape over the past 40 years, according to the Houston Business Journal.
Potholes are big and annoying, and many drivers across Houston just can't avoid them. A Local 2 Investigates analysis of Houston pothole complaints and repairs is revealing the streets and intersections with the most potholes.
Lawyers for Thomas Araguz's first wife, Heather Delgado, whom he divorced, pointed out Thursday's ruling to revise his transgender widow's legal fight against Texas also sends the case back to court to decide a crucial point.
A Houston abortion provider's medical license has been suspended temporarily by the Texas Medical Board which determined he didn't have proper admitting privileges at a nearby hospital as required under a recently effective state law.
Tacos, Thai food and Chinese buffet. If you're a fan of these cuisines, this week's Restaurant Report Card is one you'll want to see. Houston health inspectors found some big violations when they stopped by these popular locations.
Changes to school start times are leading to some confusion and concern in New Caney. Elementary school students will be starting the day earlier next year, while high school students will be starting later and some parents aren't happy about the changes.
A 73-year-old Huffman man is charged with molesting a 5-year-old girl, and he allegedly threatened a Houston television news crew with a pistol Thursday when they went to his house to ask for an interview.
Three months after being shot in the line of duty, Officer Ann Marie Carrizales is back in the gym, fighting hard, training and making herself stronger to do the job she was born to do, being a police officer.
You may remember the story we told you about last month in which a man claimed he was walking his dog when two people on ATVs shot and killed his dog. Deputies now say it was all a lie and they determined he shot the dog himself.
Don't shine a laser pointer at an aircraft. It is a crime. That's the message from law enforcement agencies that gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday. Houston ranks second in the nation in reported laser strikes on aircraft.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben's rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in Texas and two other states had skin reactions and other symptoms that were linked to the rice.
Deanne Newton's first thought when she found an old purse sitting in a shopping cart in a Rosenberg parking lot was to throw it away. Then she decided to look inside and realized it wasn't your average purse -- it contained $2,500 in cold, hard cash.
After a pregnancy lasting almost 23 months, Houston Zoo officials said Shanti, a 23-year-old Asian elephant, delivered a healthy 385-pound male calf shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at the zoo's McNair Asian Elephant Habitat.
Houston police have arrested a woman they say was helping a man break into several Houston-area body shops. Some of the crimes were caught on camera and the man on that surveillance video is still on the run.
Back in February of 2013, a young brother and sister were badly burned after coming in contact with a CenterPoint Energy guy wire in their backyard. On Friday, a settlement has been reached between the family and CenterPoint.
Her family weathered one of the biggest scandals in sports history. Now Debbie Clemens is turning her attention to helping others feel better... with jewelry! Local 2 Anchor Lauren Freeman takes you behind the scenes of Debbie's new, healing jewelry line...