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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.