Houston doctor accused of luring Indian dancers to US in sex trafficking scheme

A Houston doctor and three men in New York are accused of luring dancers from India with the promise of legal jobs, then forcing them into the sex trade once they arrived.

Stores practice drill to prevent children from going missing

Code Adam safety program seeks to find children who get lost in public places.

Texas judge orders seizure of Kurdish crude oil

Approximately 1,000,000 barrels of crude oil off the coast of Galveston will be seized by U.S. Marshals.

HPD responding to officer-involved shooting in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department is responding to an officer-involved shooting in southwest Houston.

Man convicted of killing Bellaire police officer sentenced to death

A jury has decided the punishment for the man convicted of killing a Bellaire police officer and an innocent bystander. Harlem Lewis has been sentenced to death.

FBCSO seeks information on trespasser in Katy area

Fort Bend County sheriff's deputies are sending out a warning after home surveillance cameras  caught a nude man looking through windows of homes in the Katy area.

Arrest made as more marijuana fields found in Polk County

Law enforcement finds more parts of an elaborate marijuana growing operation in Goodrich and an arrest is made.

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Wrong-way crashes on the rise in the area

A woman was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Hardy Toll Road Monday night.

Local 2 investigates car break-in hotspots

Thieves targeted cars and trucks for burglaries in Houston, on average, 99 times per day in 2013, and downtown Houston leads the list of areas most prone to the crime, according to data calculated by Local 2 Investigates.

DPS adds Texas man to Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list

Robert Chrimson, 51, is wanted on a parole violation and for failing to comply with sex offender registration.

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Get your chicken wing fix on 'National Chicken Wing Day'

Restaurants celebrate 'National Chicken Wing Day' with special deals

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

UH picked to finish 3rd in American Athletic Conference

The Cougars received six first-place votes to win the American Athletic Conference.

New law speeds closure of troubled charter schools

The number of troubled charter schools that are forced to close is accelerating because of a new state law that makes it easier to shutter poorly performing ones.

Texas bingo operators win suit to lobby lawmakers

A federal appeals court ruling allows charitable bingo operators to use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gambling.

Texas deputy injured in fatal shooting of suspect

An East Texas sheriff's deputy was trying to serve assault warrants issued more than 500 miles away in Ward County when he fatally shot the suspect.

Texas sales tax holiday set for early August

The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 8-10 as families prepare to send children back to school.

Officer who is also a chaplain dodges bullets in shootout with suspect

A man was killed Monday night in shootout with a police officer in Hedwig Village.

TSA offers big dollars for ideas to help speed up security screening

The Transportation Security Administration needs the public’s help to shorten security lines and the agency if offering cash for the right solution.

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Composite sketch released in aggravated robbery

Houston police have released a composite sketch in their efforts to solve an aggravated robbery.

6 horses killed when barn, 18-wheeler catch fire in southeast Houston

Six horses died after a fire broke out at a barn in southeast Houston Tuesday morning.

HPD: Woman tries to sexually assault little sister’s friend at sleepover

A woman is accused of trying to sexually assault her little sister’s 12-year-old friend during a sleepover at their home, according to Houston police.

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Grieving mother speaks out after son shot, killed in N Harris County

A grieving mother is asking for the public's help in finding the person who shot and killed her son outside a north Harris County apartment complex.

Sneaky sodium bombs lurking in popular food

Healthy eaters beware—sodium is lurking where you least expect it.


Chance of rain in the forecast Tuesday

After a hot and humid but dry Monday, the rain chances ramp up Tuesday

Jury deliberates fate of man convicted of killing Bellaire officer

A jury is deciding the fate of the man convicted of killing a Bellaire police officer and an innocent bystander on Christmas Eve 2012.

Body rolled up in carpet found in northwest Harris County

Investigators are on the scene after a body of a woman was found in a wooded area in northwest Harris County.


Women followed in car; man exposes himself

Two women driving home from a Clear Lake restaurant were followed by a man, and according to Friendswood Police, that man pulled down his pants and exposed himself.

Waco sheriff warns of convicted killer in Houston

A man who served prison time for killing his adoptive parents is in Houston according to The Waco Tribune-Herald.

DPS identifies person of interest after baby left in car crash

Authorities say a man left a 5-month-old in the road after a crash ejected the infant.

U.S. faces dilemma over Kurdish oil tanker off coast of Galveston

A massive oil tanker parked roughly 60 miles off the coast of Galveston has the potential to ignite an international incident, if the oil on board is offloaded in the U.S.

Video of semi-pro MMA fighter knocking out robber goes viral

You saw him first on Local 2 -- a convenience store clerk who turned the table on a pair of robbers. Now his story has gone viral. Local 2's Amy Davis talked to the clerk-turned-hero about his newfound fame.

Gas station clerk with MMA training surprises thieves

A southside convenience store clerk turned the tables on a pair of accused robbers.

1 arrested, 3 on the loose in credit union bank robbery

A suspect arrested after a credit union robbery in Pasadena is now being questioned by police as the search for his three alleged accomplices continues.

Massive marijuana grow operation found in Polk County

Authorities say they have found tens of thousands of marijuana plants in a field in Polk County.

Car vandals strike northeast Houston community

Vandals struck a northeast Houston neighborhood overnight leaving people there with a big mess to clean up.

Construction creates headaches in Upper Kirby area

If you've driven in the Upper Kirby area, you know the road construction there can really slow you down. It may have you wondering why all that construction is necessary.

4 armed men rob employees, customers at IHOP in north Houston

Houston police are searching for suspects who allegedly held up employees and customers at an IHOP in north Houston early Monday.

3 charged in fatal shooting of man at southwest Houston apartments

Charges have been filed against three suspects in the fatal shooting of a man on June 9. Fatorma Gabba, 26, Aaron Emeton, 29, and Brian Agard, 23, are charged with murder.

HPD looks into fatal shooting of man in W. Houston

A 50-year-old man was robbed and killed when he arrived at his townhome.

Teen injured after bike collides with ambulance on Seawall Boulevard

A 15-year-old was injured late Sunday after colliding with an ambulance in Galveston.

HPD identifies woman found near abandoned business

Police say a woman had been assaulted and died from her injuries near a vacant building in southeast Houston.

HPD investigates fatal shooting of driver in SW Houston

A man was shot in his car after a traffic dispute Sunday in southwest Houston.

Sketch released of man wanted in armed robbery of Domino's employee

Authorities have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for robbing a pizza store employee last week.

Driver killed after car crashes into home, bursts into flames

Driver dies in fiery crash in northwest Harris County

One person was killed when a car crashed into a home and burst into flames Monday morning.

Search continues for woman who went missing from north Harris County home

Texas Equusearch teams are gearing up to continue their search for a missing woman.

Houston considered one of the best places to sell a home

If you're thinking of buying a home, act quickly, Houston has one of the fastest-moving housing markets in the nation.

1 dead, 2 rescued after boat sinks in South Texas

A man in South Texas has died after the boat he was on sank in a bay near the Gulf of Mexico.

Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless…

Family walking across America in memory of daughter

A Houston family is packing their bags for a trip from California to Florida—but they’re not flying or driving.


Monday is the hottest day of the week

Monday's high is 98 degrees, but a front is on the way that will bring slightly cooler temperatures. 

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Man charged in fatal DUI crash

A man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed one man and left that man's wife injured.

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2-alarm fire damages apartment complex, displaces residents

An apartment complex suffered significant damage after a massive fire early Sunday morning.

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HISD offers NC teachers more money to move to Houston

North Carolina teachers are being offered substantially higher salaries to move and teach in Texas.

HFD rescues driver from burning car

A man has to be pried from his car after a fiery crash in north Houston.

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Marine's family receives tribute flag

An invaluable family memento was returned Saturday evening to the family of a fallen Marine.

Elderly woman dies in Crosby house fire

An elderly woman is dead after a fire burned down her home in Crosby.

Community hosts benefit for Stay family

More than two weeks after a tragic shooting that left six members of the same family dead, a community continues to come together to show their support for the shooting's sole survivor.

Cameras catch man robbing business in women's clothing

Crime Stoppers of Houston is asking for the public's help to identify a person suspected of stealing computers and electronics.

Female World War II pilot celebrates 100th birthday

Mayme Tanner at 100 years old is one of the few surviving members of the women’s Air Force service pilots.

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GCSO makes multiple arrests in undercover drug sting

The Galveston County Sheriff's Department arrested 14 individuals on narcotics-related charges Friday after a year-long undercover operation.

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Ammonia leak closes Houston Ship Channel, sends 4 workers to hospital

The Coast Guard said ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital.

Gunmen rob, shoot victim in northwest Harris County

Deputies are searching for the three men who they say robbed and shot a man in northwest Harris County.

Man in wheelchair hit by 3 different cars

A man is dead after being hit by three cars in Northeast Harris County.

Woman falls through uncovered manhole into human waste

A woman in Galveston fell into an uncovered manhole and ended up covered in human waste.

HFD completes high-angle rescue of crane operator

A crane operator was injured and stuck about 200 feet in the air before being lowered to the ground.

2 dogs rescued in apartment complex blaze

Several units were damaged by fire Friday evening at an apartment complex in the Sharpstown area. The Houston Fire Department rescued two dogs from the fire.

Infant receives heart transplant

Baby youngest to have heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital

Earlier this year, just weeks after birth, Juliana became the youngest baby ever to have a heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital. But she's not the only fighter in the family: Her mother is fighting breast cancer.

Local man victimized by knockout game

An east Houston man who was attacked and beaten by three men Thursday night believes he was the victim of a vicious game.

Critics of Houston equal rights ordinance speak out

Houstonians could soon learn if efforts to repeal Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance will have voters heading to the polls.

Heat takes toll on worker in Deer Park

A man in his 30s was airlifted to a hospital Friday after suffering from heat exhaustion.

Freebie Friday July 25: Treasure hunting, fine art and health screenings

Also included: A free festival at Discovery Green and a chance for kids to learn about weather from one of KPRC's own meteorologists.

Teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student appears in court

A 48-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of sexual assault with a child under 14.

Abilities Expo celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act

People were at NRG Stadium Friday to celebrate this year's Abilities Expo.

Parents accused of driving drunk with 5 children in car appear in court

A Houston couple suspected of driving while intoxicated with their children have their day in court.

Man accused of burning Pasadena woman's body appears in court

Bond was set at $70,000 for a man accused of killing a woman and setting her body on fire.

Restaurant Report Card: Flies, feces and roaches

We've got health code violations at the food courts of two Houston-area malls and the spot where inspectors found so many flies, they closed a restaurant.

HPD arrests suspect from December 2013 shooting in north Houston

Jake Anthony Espinoza, 18, was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Aldine Westfield Road.

FBCSO seeks information from January homicide

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information in a shooting that happened at a restaurant.

High-powered guns recovered after SWAT standoff ends with 2 arrests

Alton Brown and Avery Halliburton were taken into custody after a SWAT standoff Thursday night that lasted more than three hours. They're accused of several burglaries, including stealing high-powered rifles.

Armed robbers ambush IHOP workers, customers

Three armed robbers held up an IHOP early Friday morning.

Senior citizen escapes burning home

Senior citizen escapes burning home

A senior citizen managed to escape his burning home after an early morning fire Friday.

3 men caught on camera in cell phone store robbery in Meyerland area

Police have released surveillance video in the hopes of catching three men wanted in an armed robbery of a cell phone store last week.

Beware of dangers lurking in the app store

There's a smartphone app for just about everything now, but thousands of them have hidden dangers.

Sketch released of man wanted in shooting outside Greenspoint Mall

Houston police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a teen outside Greenspoint Mall.

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Truck nearly torn in half during major collision

Police are trying to figure out who caused a major crash in west Houston.

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Warmest weekend this year ahead

Temperatures continue to increase through the weekend, and are expected to reach 98 by Sunday.

Marine tribute flag found in Texas flea market

Flag intended for fallen Marine sold for $5 at Texas flea market

Tucked away in the corner at a flea market in Hemphill, Texas, about a 170 miles away from Houston, Lanie and Walter Brown found a flag with writing on it.

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6-foot alligator removed from neighborhood

A 6-foot long, 120-pound alligator caused a stir that was even too much for Fort Bend County deputies to handle. A Cinco Ranch homeowner called deputies after witnessing children throw rocks at the gator.

Woman bitten by copperhead snake in Brazoria County

A 70-year-old woman is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake at her home in Clute.

How to find the best bargains at garage sales

Get ready to save some money. We take you garage sale shopping with an expert. 

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Inmate charged in decade-old murder case

Investigators say a local family is seeing justice exactly 10 years to the day after their loved one was gunned down in west Harris County.

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Sugar Land teacher accused of child porn possession

A Sugar Land teacher is accused of having child pornography on his computer, according to the FBI.

New skate park honoring abuse victim opens in Spring

Called Dylan Park, it honors a special boy who died of child abuse five years ago.

EZ Tag scam warning in Harris County

If you get an email claiming you owe money on your EZ Tag, don't open the attached invoice.

Ex-teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

A former teacher at Thornton Middle School is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student.

Former baseball player Chuck Knoblauch arrested again

Former pro baseball player and Houston native, Chuck Knoblauch, has been arrested and charged with assault family violence, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office records show.

Manvel facility could house undocumented children

It looks like Brazoria County hasn't steered clear of the border crisis just yet. Federal records indicate a facility located on the outskirts of Manvel could soon be housing undocumented children.

HPD: Armed men rob north Houston pharmacy of cash, pain pills

Houston police are searching for three armed men who held up a pharmacy in north Houston Thursday morning.

Local 2 investigation protects consumers from identity thief

Your information is safe from a convicted identity thief thanks to a Local 2 investigation.

HPD: Fake cops tie up cleaning man during game room robbery

Two men who were impersonating police officers robbed a game room in northwest Houston Thursday morning, according to Houston police.

Passerby helps family escape raging house fire in southeast Houston

A family’s southeast Houston home was destroyed Thursday morning after a raging fire swept through it.

Surveillance video released of robbers who pistol-whipped employees

Authorities have released surveillance video of three armed suspects who allegedly assaulted employees during Wednesday's robbery of a T-Mobile store in northwest Harris County.

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Man accused of taking photos up young girl's skirt at store

A Mississippi man is accused of taking photos up a young girl's skirt at a local Walmart.

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PD: Pasadena mom killed by child's father over child support dispute

A Houston man is accused of murdering the mother of his child because he did not want to pay child support, according to court documents.

Man shot in head during violent home invasion

A violent home invasion in northwest Houston escalated to a shooting.

Parents accused of driving around drunk with 5 kids in car

A Houston couple is accused of driving around drunk with five children in the car.

Probation for Texan who faked being fire marshal

A North Texas man has been put on probation for pretending to be a fire marshal to avoid a $10 cover charge at a bar and to get free drinks.

Two injured in north Houston drive-by shooting

Houston police are searching for the gunmen suspected in two drive-by shootings.

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HPD: Burglars get stuck after smashing into NE Houston store

Three men are on the run after they smashed their way into a northeast Houston convenience store early Thursday morning, police said.`

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Man shot during violent carjacking in north Houston

An armed thief is on the run after carjacking and shooting a man in north Houston, according to Houston police.

HPD: Drugs recovered in vehicle after police chase in northeast Houston

A man and woman were taken into custody Wednesday night after leading police on a short chase in northeast Houston.

Family of four escapes house fire in southwest Houston

A family is safe after escaping a fire that broke out in their southwest Houston home.

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More storms on the way Thursday

The chance of scattered thunderstorms continues Thursday.


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Facebook 'Friend Verifier' app searches for sexual predators

Facebook -- where teenagers tell it all: Secrets, stories, gossip. But because so many teens and tweens want to be seen as uber popular, many times they'll accept Facebook friend requests from just about anybody.

Lightning sparks fire and damages roof of home

Lightning sparks fire and damages roof of home

The roof of a Southwest Houston home was significantly damaged by a bolt of lightning that struck during a late-night storm.

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Smoking banned at Houston city parks, libraries

Starting Sept. 2, all Houston city parks will be smoke-free, and those who don't follow the new rules could face a hefty fine.

Real estate heir accused of urinating on candy rack turns himself in

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst turned himself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon after being accused of relieving himself on a candy rack inside a Houston pharmacy.

Alleged police officer hazing incident

Officers disciplined after injury from alleged hazing

A police lieutenant is out of a job and three of his colleagues have been disciplined after an officer was injured in what the chief calls a hazing initiation incident for a new SWAT team member. The lieutenant involved denies it was a hazing incident.

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Houstonians profess love to city on social media with #ImSoHouston

All around the country, people are taking to social media to show pride in their home city. Houston is no different.

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Bride-to-be accused of credit card abuse

A bride-to-be is facing serious charges days before her big wedding day.

Pregnant woman among 2 pistol-whipped during cell phone store robbery

Investigators say two employees, one of them pregnant, were pistol-whipped during a violent holdup at a T-Mobile store in Cypress.

First confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Montgomery County

Health officials confirmed Tuesday a man over the age of 60 is undergoing treatment for the mosquito-borne illness.

Man, woman arrested after armed robbery of cash store

A man and woman are facing charges for holding up a southeast Houston check cashing store.

Family of couple injured in gas station crash speaks out

We're hearing from the family of an injured couple hit by a vehicle while they were pumping gas at a Spring gas station.

Deputies: Armed gunmen rob IHOP in Montgomery County

A group of thieves who robbed employees and customers inside an IHOP during the wee hours of the morning is on the loose.

Prosecution rests, defense presents in cop killer sentencing trial

The defense is working to save the life of a man who killed a Bellaire police officer.

Woman's body found near abandoned building

Houston homicide investigators were trying to determine the identity of a woman whose body was found near an abandoned environmental services cleanup business.

Pearland day care center evacuated briefly after bomb threat

A Pearland day care center was evacuated for a brief time Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat.

Charges filed against man accused in fatal shooting at after-hours club

Charges have been filed against a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another outside an after-hours club in southwest Houston.

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Officials: Man intentionally set apartment fire to kill himself

Arson investigators say a man admitted that he placed a pan with combustible materials on his stove to take his own life.

1 taken to hospital after METRORail, car collide in downtown Houston

Metro police were investigating after a METRORail collided with a car in downtown Houston Wednesday afternoon.

Sketch released of man wanted for questioning in fatal shooting

Houston police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man outside a southwest Houston gas station.

Marshal: Freeport apartment fire caused by boy playing with lighter

A Freeport apartment fire that left 14 families homeless Tuesday was caused by a 2-year-old playing with a lighter, authorities say.

HPD officer talks suicidal woman off parking garage ledge

A Houston police officer talked a suicidal woman off the ledge of a downtown Houston parking garage Wednesday morning, according to HPD.

PD: Man, woman leave pit bull in car with temps topping 125 degrees

A man and woman are accused of leaving a dog in a dangerously hot car with no ventilation, according to Pasadena police.

5 shots allegedly fired at Liberty County deputy

A Liberty County deputy says someone fired five shots at him overnight.

What does it take for a dog to make the arson squad?

Like any dog Humphrey loves a day at the park and playing fetch with his pal Greg.

Security guard shot outside apartment complex

Deputies are searching for the gunman who shot a security guard outside a north Harris County apartment complex.

Body found in movie theater parking lot, gunman on the run

Teen found shot to death outside Greenspoint Mall identified

A teenager found shot to death outside Greenspoint Mall last week has been identified.

LifeFlight transports 1 person to hospital following crash in Pearland

One person was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning after a two-car collision in Pearland.

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San Antonio murder suspect captured in southwest Houston

A murder suspect wanted in San Antonio is off the streets after being arrested in southwest Houston.

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Woman charged with murder in shooting during argument

A woman is facing a murder charge for allegedly shooting another woman during an argument.

Police: Burglar falls through roof of liquor store during break-in

An alleged burglar made it somewhat easy to catch him Wednesday morning when he fell through the roof of the building he was trying to break into.

High water issues reported around town

Motorists were experiencing trouble this morning due to reports of high water in the Houston area.

Nationwide fruit recall issued; possible listeria concerns

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

Hand, foot and mouth disease flares up in Houston area

Hand, foot and mouth disease flares up in Houston area

A more severe strain of hand, foot and mouth disease is just one of the illnesses going around in the Houston area.


Celebrate national hot dog month with great deals

They're one of the country's favorite foods and this month people are celebrating the delicious hot dog.

Police search for 2 juvenile boys in doughnut shop burglary

Police are searching for two juvenile boys who burglarized a doughnut shop in northwest Houston Wednesday.

Multiple people injured when car crashes at gas station

Multiple people were injured Tuesday when an SUV crashed at a gas station in Spring, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.


Wednesday's weather is hot and humid

Rain chances increase Wednesday afternoon

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Rosenberg officer gives kids new football

A Rosenberg police officer goes above and beyond the call of duty, earning him some social media fame.

3 family members, 5 dogs injured in Montgomery County house explosion

Three people were injured when a home exploded in Willis Tuesday morning.  The victims were transported by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment.

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Family claims body of woman found burning in field

The Montoya family told Local 2 they feared from the beginning that the body found in the field belonged to their loved one, Rocio Montoya, and now their fears have come true.

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Report: Pothole problems, traffic costly to Houston drivers

Getting around Houston can be a major headache for drivers but now a new report details what deteriorating, unsafe roads and congestion are really costing motorists.

Real estate heir accused of urinating on candy at pharmacy

Officials with the Harris County District Attorney's Office said a Manhattan real estate heir has been arrested and accused of urinating on $150 worth of candy at a Houston pharmacy.

Three robbery suspects arrested at shopping center in Sugar Land

Police officers swarmed a shopping center in Sugar Land Tuesday afternoon searching for three suspects who allegedly robbed a Radio Shack.

Dog reunited with local owner after 7 years

They lost their dog in Dallas and thought 'Reese' was gone forever. Then recently they got a shocking call that Reese somehow ended up in Seattle. A good Samaritan near Seattle stepped in to help.

NASA contractor plans to make 500 layoffs

The local space community is dealt another difficult blow.

Woman, 2 grandsons rescued in Freeport apartment fire

A woman and her two grandsons were rescued by fire crews during a blaze in Freeport.

Murdered woman's family establishes domestic violence foundation

Candace Williams' family is setting up a foundation in her name to help women who are victims of domestic violence.

Multiple US airlines cancel Israel flights over missile fear

Escalating tensions prompt several commercial airlines to cancel flights to Israel.

Brazoria County passes resolution to ban housing immigrant children

The Brazoria County Commissioners unanimously passed a controversial resolution Tuesday that would ban the county from housing immigrant children coming from Central America.

FBCSO: 3 arrested in undercover sting for insurance fraud scheme

An undercover, multi-agency investigation two years in the making has resulted in charges against three individuals tied to an insurance fraud scheme.

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Man accused of stealing Maserati

A man has been arrested in Harris County on accusations that he's behind a pricey car theft.

Tanker truck explodes on Highway 59 north in Cleveland

Highway 59 northbound lanes reopened Tuesday afternoon after a tanker truck exploded during the early morning hours in Cleveland.

Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for robbing Fort Bend bank

An Alief man was convicted and sentenced to prison on an aggravated robbery charge.

2 Houston women charged with bank fraud

A U.S. attorney says two Houston women have been charged with committing bank fraud and identity theft.

Trending: Dad dances with daughter after long day at work

After a long day at work, this dad lets loose and dances with his daughter in the driveway.

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Guatemalan man accused of murder sought help from Houston missionary

Local 2 Investigates has learned a Guatemalan man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Louisiana sought help from a missionary he met in his native country.

Man leads police on high-speed chase, crashes into pole

A man is now in police custody after leading police on a high-speed chase  through northwest Houston.

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Katy ISD considers $750M bond proposal

Voters in Katy may have a big dollar decision to make come November.

Houston singer finds noose hanging outside her home

A Houston singer has a message for the person who left a symbol of hate outside her southwest Houston home.

METRORail, car collide in Texas Medical Center

METRO police are investigating after a METRORail and a car collided in the Texas Medical Center Tuesday morning.

Man flees scene after car crash ejects baby

Investigators are still searching for a man who crashed his car then fled the scene, leaving an injured 5-month-old baby behind. 

Suspects break into Marble Slab Creamery in northwest Houston

Police are searching for the burglars who broke into an ice cream shop in northwest Houston.


HPD: Officer injured when drunken driver crashes into cruiser

Alcohol is being blamed for an accident that sent a Houston police officer to the hospital.

Officers search for owner of abandoned car found in Brays Bayou

Officers search for owner of abandoned car found in Brays Bayou

Houston police were trying to get in contact with the owner of a car found in Brays Bayou Tuesday morning.

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Another hot and humid day ahead Tuesday

Bring the umbrella, there's a chance of rain in the forecast

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Man accused of posing as veterinarian, practicing without a license

A man is accused of posing as a veterinarian and practicing without a license, and police believe there may be more victims.

Car break-ins at movie theaters among top Houston crimes

Car break-ins rank at the top of a list of crimes at area movie theaters, according to a Local 2 Investigates review of police reports written for the past two years.

Convicted cop killer awaits sentencing

Prosecutors are urging jurors to chose death for convicted cop killer Harlem Lewis.

Perry sending National Guard troops to Texas border

A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

TSA fees more than doubling for flyers

The Transportation Security Administration is raising the fee it charges flyers, more than doubling what's already tacked on to every airline ticket. But that money is not necessarily going to improve security.

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Crews fight 3-alarm fire at manufacturing plant

Firefighters from several departments are working to get a raging fire under control in Cypress.

Fired TSA employee seeks to clear his name

A former Transportation Security Administration officer who was arrested and fired from his job earlier this year is speaking out for the first time since a grand jury didn't find enough evidence to take the case to trial.

Dashcam released moments before elderly couple was attacked

There is a new clue in the violent attack of an elderly couple in a Hobby Lobby parking lot.

Was $80 parking for Beyonce concert price-gouging?

Local 2 Investigates looks in to the high price to park at Minute Maid Park for Friday's Beyonce and Jay Z concert.

Partially-clothed body found burning in grassy area in Pasadena

Detectives are investigating after a burned body was found in a grassy area in Pasadena Monday morning.

Double house fire destroys single mother's home

The Houston Fire Department responded to a blaze that has reached separate structures.

Manziel scores as NFL's top-selling jersey

Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list.

Tropical depression forms in central Atlantic

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten land.

Texas man travels country to buy homeless signs for art, awareness

A Texas artist who is traveling across the country purchasing signs from homeless people stopped in St. Paul Tuesday.

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Southwest jet bound for Dallas safely returns to Austin

A Southwest Airlines jet bound for Dallas has safely returned to Austin after reports of smoke in the cabin.

Texas A&M maritime experts to clean, restore anchor found in 2008

An anchor recovered from Puget Sound north of Seattle and believed to be more than 200 years old has reached Texas A&M University for restoration.

Texas man drowns while swimming with grandchildren

A Houston-area man drowned Sunday evening while swimming with his grandchildren in Galveston.

2-month-old girl dies while in foster care at East Texas home

Officials say an 2-month-old girl has died at an East Texas home as her foster mother ran an errand and left several other adults to watch the baby.

Funnel cloud spotted in Texas City; Tornado Warning expires

A funnel cloud was spotted Monday afternoon in the Texas City area, prompting a brief Tornado Warning for Galveston County.

14-year-old Texas girl dies in go-kart crash

A North Texas teenager has died after her go-kart crashed during an autocross event near Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

Local family barely escapes war-torn Gaza while visiting relatives

No matter which side of the conflict, the reality of war is terrifying for those who experience it. A Houston family is back home after they were evacuated from the Gaza Strip while visiting family.

Dozens displaced after 3-alarm apartment fire in northwest Houston

Houston firefighters battled a three-alarm apartment fire in northwest Houston early Monday morning.

Neighbors attempt to save gunshot victim

Man shot dead outside his apartment

Neighbors weren't able to save a man's life, after they discovered him lying outside of his apartment early Monday morning.

Body found in Brays Bayou in southeast Houston

Houston police are investigating after a body was found in Brays Bayou Monday morning.


J.J. Watt to deliver pizzas again to help his foundation

One of the biggest names in Houston, J.J. Watt, is using that notoriety to give back to the community and he's now teaming up with Papa John's.

Man shot to death outside southwest Houston gas station

Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a southwest Houston Gas station.

Can hypnosis help with weight loss?

For years, smokers have turned to hypnosis to help curb their addiction. But what if someone wanted to curb their appetite instead?


Police: Teen shot, killed in Keith Weiss Park

Police are investigating after the body of an 18-year-old was found Saturday night at Keith Weiss Park in Northeast Houston.

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Monday's forecast is hot and humid

Local 2 Meteorologist Anthony Yanez says conditions will feel more like 102-107 with the heat index.

Police: 2 armed men robbed man at gunpoint in Montrose area

Police are looking for two armed robbers who held up a man at gunpoint in Houston's Montrose area.

Child killed, 3 injured in car crash in NW Harris County

Police say a pickup truck ran a red light and caused a fatal collision.

Motorcyclist dead after head-on crash in Mont Belvieu

One motorcyclist is dead and another is in critical condition after colliding head-on.

Retired sheriff's deputy drowns in Texas lake

A retired sheriff's deputy has drowned after falling off a boat during a fishing trip on an East Texas lake.

Alligator makes unexpected visit in Missouri City neighborhood

An alligator made its presence known at a Sienna Plantation home Sunday morning.

Man hit, killed in SW Houston

No charges are expected after a driver hit and killed a man in Southwest Houston.

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3 of Fort Bend County's most wanted criminals placed in custody

Authorities have unveiled a static list and most wanted list that feature 13 wanted criminals. Three of the criminals have been arrested so far.

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HFD: hot water heater sparks house fire

Firefighters are blaming a hot water heater for starting a fire at a southeast Houston home Sunday morning.

Driver killed after crashing into house

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man crashes and flips his car between two houses.

Pasadena woman accused of shooting another woman

Police say one woman is dead after another woman shot her in the head Saturday.

Roof at correctional center in Diboll collapses

Authorities say 19 people were hurt in the incident but there were no life-threatening injuries.

Pickup truck collides with motorcycle in Katy area

A pickup truck collides with a motorcycle, throwing the driver from his bike.

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Corvette catches fire inside garage

Firefighters blamed a car's electrical issue for sparking a fire in the attached garage of a southeast Houston home Friday night.

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HazMat crews clean up after crash, 60 gallon fuel spill

HazMat crews cleaned up for hours Saturday after a crash and fuel spill in northwest Harris County.

Man hospitalized after SUV runs into him twice

A man is hospitalized after being hit by the same SUV twice in Northeast Houston.

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Remembering the Stay family; accused killer's difficult defense

The last members of the Stay family who were killed July 9 in their Spring home were laid to rest this week. Investigative reporter Jace Larson takes an in-depth look at the case, remembering the victims and looking into Ronald Haskell's likely defense.

Astros shut down by White Sox bullpen in 3-2 loss

After the second inning, the Houston Astros' offense took another break.

Crime spike along Grand Parkway

Residents blame toll road for crime increase

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls tells Local 2 there has been a slight increase in crime, with 15 percent more crimes in the area along the Grand Parkway compared to this time last year, when the extension wasn't open.

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1-year-old baby drowns in north Harris County

An entire neighborhood in north Harris County is saddened after the drowning of a 1-year-old baby.


Residents in League City neighborhood fed up driving miles to get mail

People living in one League City neighborhood are fed up with having to drive several miles every day just to get their mail.

Local AIDS research community mourns doctors on Malaysian flight

About 100 AIDS researchers were killed on Malaysia Flight 17.

3 suspects sought in bank robbery in Katy area

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies say three armed men entered a bank near Cinco Ranch and held it up.

Thief targets N. Houston Redbox kiosk

A movie thief in Houston targets a Redbox and replaces his rental DVD with a piece of paper, much to the consternation of the next renter.

Vehicle auction this weekend in Pasadena

If you're looking to get a good deal on a car, the Pasadena City Auction this weekend could be the place.

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Guilty verdict in trial of slain Bellaire officer, shop owner

A man accused of killing a Bellaire police officer and an auto shop owner has been found guilty of capital murder.

HFD responding to daycare fire in SE Houston

The Houston Fire Department is trying to put out a fire on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Freebie Friday: Food, music and theater

There are plenty of things for you and the family to do this weekend that won't cost a dime.

First case of Chikungunya confirmed in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Public Health District is confirming their first case of the Chikungunya virus.

SPD: 1 dead in high stakes gambling operation robbery

One man was killed, a second was in critical condition after a shooting Thursday night, police said.

HPD: Security guard shot by suspect near Montrose area

A security guard was rushed to the hospital Friday morning after being shot by a suspect near the Montrose area, according to Houston police.

Buc-ee's takes legal action against store over beaver logo

A popular chain of gas stations is taking a grocery store to federal court to defend their buck-toothed beaver trademark.

Man accused of attacking ex-wife's new husband with crossbow, tomahawk

Jeffrey Hooten, 49, is accused of flying to Australia for the purpose of killing his ex wife's new spouse.

HPD makes arrest in east Houston murder

The Houston Police Department has made an arrest after an argument leads to a fatal shooting.

Burglary in the Richmond area

Burglar caught on camera creeping on floor of home

Investigators have released an image from a home's security system as they try to solve a home burglary in the Richmond area.

Texas mortuary owner charged with abuse of corpse

North Texas police have filed criminal charges against one of the owners of a funeral home where eight decaying bodies were discovered earlier this week.

HCSO seeks answers about December 2013 homicide

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in an unsolved murder.

Construction prompts multiple weekend closures on 290

Several detours are planned for motorists who plan on traveling on Highway 290 over the weekend.

Body found in movie theater parking lot, gunman on the run

Body found in movie theater parking lot, gunman on the run

Houston police were searching for a gunman, after a man was shot and killed in a movie theater parking lot.

MCSO: 4 captured, jailed after robbing jewelry store in The Woodlands

Four suspects who led authorities on a chase after robbing a jewelry store in The Woodlands were arrested Thursday, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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Lone Star College student accused of having gun on campus

Justin Thomas, 19, was arrested on The Woodlands campus Thursday and was charged with possession of a stolen weapon.

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Police searching for man accused of raping & beating woman

Houston police are searching for a man wanted for beating and raping a woman.

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Three stabbed, 1 critical, in apartment brawl in South Houston

The City of South Houston Police Department is investigating a brawl at an apartment complex that sent three men to the hospital with stab wounds.

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Taco Bell expanding breakfast menu

Taco Bell has plans to expand its breakfast menu.

Capital murder suspect who escaped from Harris County Jail back in custody

An inmate who escaped from the Harris County Jail early Friday is back in custody, authorities say.

HPD: 3 children home during murder-suicide in north Houston

Three young children have lost their mother after a murder-suicide in north Houston, police said.

1 firefighter injured battling 2-alarm blaze at SW Houston townhomes

One firefighter was injured Friday morning battling a 2-alarm fire at a southwest Houston townhome complex, according to the Houston Fire Department.

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Driver arrested after high-speed chase in stolen SUV

A driver surrendered after leading police on a high-speed chase through southwest Houston Friday morning.

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Expect a rainy morning commute Friday

Expect a wet morning commute, but a flash flood watch that was in effect, has been canceled.

Amber Alert canceled after missing child found safe

A woman from The Woodlands is wanted in connection with an Amber Alert in Oklahoma. Authorities say she made comments about having a vision of the child dying in two days.

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European man living in Spring speaks on Malaysian plane crash

With more than 150 victims from his home country, the Netherlands, Cyriel Van de Walle wants to know who was responsible for bringing down Malaysia Flight 17 in Ukraine.

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DIY security camera installations at home

Local 2 consumer expert Amy Davis compares different surveillance cameras and shows how homeowners are setting up their own surveillance systems for next to nothing.

Fake deputy taking money from victims

Man posing as county employee scamming people out of thousands

Investigators in Fort Bend County are trying to get the word out about a popular scheme going on that's costing residents thousands of dollars.

Flash Flood Watch in effect for most of SE Texas

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of Southeast Texas until 7 p.m. Friday.

Neighbors honor first responders who rushed to help Stay family

It's been one week and one day since six members of the Stay family were murdered in their home in Spring. There's no doubt that the first responders who were called to that scene have relived what they saw and felt every day since then.

Police issue warning after crime spike in Bellaire

The Bellaire Police Chief is warning residents about a string of crimes in the area that have all occurred in the last week.

Five houses struck by lightning in Montgomery County

Five houses were struck by lightning Thursday afternoon and one of them caught fire, according to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office.

Restaurant Report Card: Beetles and roaches

A live roach on a wall and beetles inside pasta. This Restaurant Report Card will get your skin crawling.

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Deputies arrest man wanted on child sex assault accusations

A Houston area man is accused of several sexual assault charges.

Experts speak out to help victims of domestic violence

While domestic abuse has been a big story for the past week in Houston, it happens in neighborhoods throughout our community. And experts say it can be stopped.

Man wanted for assault, robbery in Montrose area

Houston police and Crime Stoppers have released surveillance photos of a man wanted for an assault and robbery in the Montrose area.

HCC trustee Dave Wilson allowed to keep board seat

A jury Thursday ruled in favor of a Houston Community College board trustee, determining his residency claims were legit and he will be allowed to keep his board seat.

Police search for suspect who bailed out of stolen truck during chase

Houston police are searching for a suspect who got away after leading police on a chase in northwest Houston.

4 plead guilty in Houston sex-trafficking ring

Four people have pleaded guilty for their roles in a sex-trafficking operation in Houston that used violence to force underage girls and women living in the U.S. illegally into prostitution.

Woman unloading groceries from car shot multiple times

A women is recovering after being shot while unloading groceries from her car in the Greenspoint area.

Texas measles alert issued after Kansas tournament

Texas health officials say more than 30 people who traveled to a softball tournament in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend may have been exposed to the measles virus.

Texas man gets 25 years for sexually assaulting child at day care

A Central Texas man convicted of sexually assaulting a child at an in-home day care center must serve 25 years in prison in a sentencing plea deal.

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Ex-sheriff to be sentenced for money laundering

A former South Texas sheriff is to be sentenced after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Security guard shot while patrolling apartment complex

Security guard shot while patrolling apartment complex

Police were investigating Thursday morning after a security guard was shot while patrolling a Southwest Houston apartment complex.

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Deputies search for missing Fort Bend County man

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help to find a missing man who was last seen Wednesday afternoon.

Surveillance video of suspects who robbed Katz Boutique on North Freeway

Houston police are asking for the public’s help identifying three suspects wanted for robbing a business on the North Freeway on June 17.

11-month-old found lifeless in tub of water at Greenspoint-area apartment

An 11-month-old boy was found lifeless in the bathtub of a Greenspoint area apartment. Detectives believe it is an accidental death.

Cost of Texas border crisis

Government's warning not deterring all immigrants

A media campaign designed to deter Central American immigrants from illegally crossing into the United States is not yet proving to be a strong enough warning for those waiting at shelters in Mexican border cities.

1 airlifted to hospital after 2 cars collide in west Harris County

At least one person was injured Thursday morning in a crash in west Harris County.

Former Galveston mayor's ex-aide gets probation for embezzlement

 personal aide to a now-former Southeast Texas mayor has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for embezzling more than $360,000 from the city leader.

Houston veterans housing assistance delayed by paperwork

Houston veterans have been left to sleep on the streets after a disagreement between federal and local officials.

Lanes reopen on Eastex Freeway at Aldine Mail Rt after car fire tapped out

Traffic flow has returned to normal on the Eastex Freeway inbound at Aldine Mail Rt after a car fire was cleared.

Stove sparks small fire at SW Houston hotel

Stove sparks small fire at SW Houston hotel

Firefighters said a stove sparked a fire on the third floor of a southwest Houston hotel.


Waitress accused of stealing credit cards from customers

Dish Society is a trendy new restaurant in the 5700 block of San Felipe, not far from The Galleria area.

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Another rainy day ahead Thursday

Bring the umbrella with you, more rain and storms are expected.

Spring community shows support for Stay family

Spring community vigil held for Stay family

Hours after loved ones mourned the Stay family at their funeral, many of the family's neighbors in Spring said goodbye in their own way.

Siblings reunite in Texas

Cleveland man reunites with sister after 53 years apart

After more than 53 years, a Cleveland man was reunited with his sister Wednesday thanks to a Facebook connection and a lot of hard work from his wife. Nelda Konieczny has worked for months to reunite the siblings.

2 HFD heroes in dramatic rescue named Firefighters of the Year

A dangerous and dramatic rescue made national headlines back in March. Now the firefighters behind that heroic act are getting the recognition they deserve, being named Firefighters of the Year.

4 struck by lightning near Meyerland; 1 in critical condition

Four people were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after being struck by lightning in southwest Houston, according to authorities.

Elderly couple robbed at gunpoint in their car at parking lot

Investigators say the couple in their 80s had just gotten into their car and quickly realized one suspect was sitting in their back seat.

Houston home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale

The only house in Houston designed by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright is on the market.

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Galveston man accused of sexually assaulting 3 children

Luis Lara is charged with sexual assault of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Woman in custody after SWAT standoff near Lake Houston

SWAT officers with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were called Wednesday afternoon after a woman with a weapon barricaded himself inside a home near Lake Houston.

Cub Scout counselor accused of videotaping kids at camp

A 24-year-old Cub Scout counselor is in police custody and has confessed to videotaping children as well as staff members with a hidden camera near Austin.

City says family can't keep pet potbellied pig

A local family says they're being forced to get rid of a pet they consider to be a member of the family.

3 armed home invaders rob mother and young child

Three men armed with guns are accused of breaking into and robbing a north Harris County home while a 5-year-old boy was home.

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Loved ones, community says goodbye as Stay family laid to rest

Friends and family said goodbye Wednesday to a family who lost their lives in a tragedy that has touched the hearts of many across the nation.

2 jailed after 4-year-old found wandering alone in Westchase area

A man and woman were arrested after leaving their children alone in a Westchase area apartment, according to Houston police.

Authorities search for woman who tried to sell cellphone of rape victim

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Victims Unit and Crime Stoppers need the public’s help in identifying and locating a person of interest wanted in connection with last month’s sexual assault of a 63-year-old woman in northwest Harris County.

Olympic medalist Erin Hamlin visits Houston vets, will throw 1st pitch

You watched as she made Olympic history at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and now American Luger Erin Hamlin is here in Houston for the Atlantic League All-Star Game hosted by the Sugar Land Skeeters at Constellation Field.

Official: Baby found in dumpster now 'in a great place' with foster family

Children’s Protective Services case workers were in court Wednesday to discuss the future of Carlos Guzman, the baby who was found abandoned in a dumpster in February.

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Rare skateboards stolen; 2 suspects caught on camera sought

Houston police are hoping newly released surveillance video will help them solve the burglary of a skateboard shop in June.

Subway worker says she was forced to serve food to customers while sick

A Subway restaurant worker says she was so sick that she was vomiting, but was ordered to keep on working and serving people food.

Arson crews investigate mobile home fire in northeast Houston

Investigators are searching for what caused a mobile home fire in northeast Houston.

Driver slams into side of 18-wheeler in SE Houston

Woman hospitalized after crashing into tractor trailer in SE Houston

A woman was taken to the hospital early Wednesday after she crashed into an 18-wheeler while trying to make a U-turn in southeast Houston.

Lanes reopen on I-10 East near 610 East Loop after 18-wheeler accident

Traffic flow has returned to normal on the I-10 East Freeway westbound near the 610 East Loop after crews cleared an 18-wheeler accident.

HPD: Woman killed in crash wasn't wearing seat belt

Woman killed in rollover crash in east Houston

Houston police said a woman wasn't wearing a seat belt when she died in a crash early Wednesday.

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HCSO: Robbers hold up employees, shoot innocent bystander

Four robbers are on the loose after a holdup and shooting in northeast Harris County, deputies said.

Wednesday's Weather

Heat index to push Wednesday's temperatures into 100s

According to Local 2 Meteorologist Britta Merwin, there's a possibility for scattered rainfall all day, especially during the afternoon hours.


Local clinic charges just $50 per visit

It's a busy Monday morning and Chantel McCormick is bringing her teenage daughter Jordan to a very unique Medical Clinic with a very unusual business model.

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Off-duty officer involved in pool brawl at Humble complex

An out-of-control brawl was captured on cellphone video at a Humble apartment complex. It was recorded after a dispute between an off-duty Lone Star College police officer and a man.


Crooks steal high-end appliances from home

Thieves broke into a million-dollar home last week in the 900 block of West 41st Street in the Garden Oaks neighborhood of Houston and stole nearly $20,000 worth of appliances.

Arian Foster talks offseason workout, Texans changes

Local 2 Sports caught up with Houston Texans running back Arian Foster working out with other current and former teammates at the gym, Nine Innovations.

Houston photographer chronicles Dukey the dog's final day

Pictures taken by a Houston-based photographer have gone viral because they're striking a chord with dog lovers across the country. Dukey's owners were determined to make their dog's last day his best day.

Woman shot at on her way to work in north Houston

Houston police are searching for a group of teens believed to be involved in a shooting early Tuesday morning in north Houston.

Visitation held for Stay family members killed during mass shooting

Six white caskets assembled in the front of the chapel at a funeral home Tuesday show the magnitude of the Stay family tragedy nearly one week ago.

Start of shrimp season arrives with shortages expected

Gulf shrimp season starts at midnight Tuesday, but fishermen are not optimistic about what they will find.

Woman wrongly accused in murder case recounts terrifying ordeal

Nearly three weeks ago, life for Derica Shipley instantly changed in one chilling, heart-stopping moment.

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Dash cam video played at trial of man accused of killing officer

Dramatic new video showing a Bellaire police officer moments before and after he was murdered was played in court Tuesday during the trial of the man accused in his death.

Child, 6, transported to hospital after being hit by car

A child was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car on Houston's south side.

Residents on edge after multiple carjackings in NW Harris County

A man was shot four times during a carjacking in his driveway.

Appeals court: Texas can use race in admissions

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions.

Cat stuck in pipe for at least 3 days rescued

A dramatic rescue took place Monday in the Westchase area of west Houston where a group of concerned citizens worked for hours to save a cat that had been stuck in a pipe since at least Friday.

Overturned 18-wheeler causes traffic in Fort Bend

An overturned 18-wheeler near Williams Way and Crabb River Road is causing a diversion in Fort Bend County.

Gang suspected in jewelry theft ring

A warning is being passed around to jewelry stores in Houston as investigators try to bust up a theft ring.

Robbers on the loose after home invasion in NW Harris County

Three men wanted for a home invasion in northwest Harris County are on the loose.

Police respond to bank robbery in Garden Oaks

Two armed men rob bank in north Houston

Police responded to a bank robbery Tuesday morning in the Garden Oaks area of north Houston.

Kayakers discover body in Brazos River

A body was recovered in Fort Bend County after boaters found a man in the Brazos River.

Sign shows beer served at Wisconsin Little League ballpark

A Little League ballpark in Wisconsin is gaining some national attention for selling beer at its games.

Suspect wanted for 3 attempted robberies in South Montgomery area

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect who allegedly struck three stores on the same day.

4-year-old nearly drowns at Sugar Land home

A 3-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital Monday night after nearly drowning in a pool at her Sugar Land home.

City honors longtime KPRC reporter with 'Mary Benton Day'

The city of Houston will be honoring a member of the KPRC Local 2 Family Tuesday by honoring her with her own day. An event celebrating 'Mary Benton Day' will be held at City Hall.

Houston fishing team reels in record-setting catch

A Houston fishing team has set the state saltwater record after reeling in a nearly 973-pound blue marlin.

House catches fire while owner is on fishing trip

House catches fire while owner on fishing trip

Arson investigators believe an electrical issue sparked a blaze at a home in southwest Houston.

Confirmed fundraisers: How you can help the Stay Family

Houstonians have big hearts and many of you have asked how to help the Stay Family. Here are official fundraisers.

Apps, travel sites help plan the perfect summer vacation

Use apps, travel sites to plan the perfect summer vacation

Before heading on summer vacation this year, travelers might want to consider using apps and travel sites to plan a cheaper getaway.

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Stay family to be laid to rest Wednesday

Funeral arrangements have been made for the Spring family who was allegedly murdered by an in-law last week.


Mother's death may mean new life for others

Family members say Feilisha Courtney-Barrios' death was as savage as it was unexpected.

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Tuesday's forecast includes more heat, showers

A cold front that is bringing temperatures in the 60s and 70s to parts of the country is north of Waco, but won't bring that sort of cool down to our area.  Temperatures will remain in the 90s all week.


Lightning strike leads to home catching fire

A house in the Woodlands caught fire Monday night, according to officials.

City contractor cuts Houston home's electricity

An area household had a sweltering weekend without power.


Car wash suddenly closes; Customers owed refund

A car wash in Highland Village on prime real estate sits empty and fenced in weeks after it suddenly shut down. One Houston man said the owners walked away with his money in hand.


Can recorded interactions with police help you?

If you've been on the Internet or social media, perhaps you've seen the videos of drivers defending their rights to law enforcement.

Girl, 13, arrested in connection with social media threats

A 13-year-old Splendora resident has been arrested and charged with a third degree felony after investigators say she used a fake Facebook account to send threatening messages to other students.

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Police officer who chased suspects after being shot in face back on job

It was the first day back on the job for a Stafford police officer who boldly chased after three suspects after being shot in the face. It was also the day one of her attackers appeared in court. No surprise, Officer Ann Carrizales made sure she was there.

Suspected mass shooter has history of stealing guns

Sheriff’s investigators are trying to piece together the series of events that led to murder suspect Ronald Lee Haskell Jr. getting the gun he allegedly used to murder six members of the Stay family in Spring last week.

What to do if you see child in hot car

We've reported several high-profile hot car tragedies and many more close calls that keep happening all across the country. Advocates are scrambling again for solutions to a tragic problem that has gone on for decades.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting child

A Rosenberg man was arrested Saturday on accusations he sexually assaulted a child.

Thief roughs up 75-year-old Spring woman

A 75-year-old northwest Harris County woman was the victim of a home invasion over the weekend.

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Opening arguments in trial of slain Bellaire officer, shop owner

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson is personally leading the prosecution team trying to convict 23-year-old Harlem Lewis of capital murder for the 2012 shooting of a Bellaire police officer.

Pct 4: Home invasion suspect shot when gun goes off during struggle

One home invasion suspect was shot Monday morning during a struggle in northwest Harris County, according to Precinct 4 deputy constables.

Missing autistic man found safe

An autistic man who went missing in northwest Houston on Sunday was found safely.

Former T-Mobile employee accused of stealing merchandise

A former T-Mobile employee is accused of stealing more than 100 computer tablets and cellphones from the Deer Park store where he worked.

Emergency crews attempting water rescue in Cypress area

The Cypress Fair Volunteer Fire Department is attempting to rescue a teen from a pond at FM 529 and Barker Cypress Road.

Mayor, BARC celebrate start of construction on new facility

Houston mayor Annise Parker joined the Bureau of Animal Rescue and Care to announce the beginning of construction for a new pet adoption center.

Truck fire stalls traffic on I-45 North

Houston Transtar cameras show traffic blocked on northbound lanes on Interstate 45 near the Greenspoint area.

Baytown man accused of smashing friend's TVs

Ronnie Geters, 59, is charged with criminal mischief after allegedly destroying a wheel-chair bound man's property.

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Man arrested in Katy in death of Louisiana woman; 3 children found safe

A suburban New Orleans man wanted in death of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub has been arrested in Texas and the three children he disappeared with have been found.

Feds helping argue Texas election map case

A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.

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Mom accused of leaving baby in hot car

Witnesses called police Saturday when they saw a baby inside a hot car.

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PD: Man who claimed girlfriend shot herself now charged with murder

A man who police say initially told them his girlfriend killed herself over the weekend is now charged in her murder.

Man found shot to death on front lawn

Police are investigating after a man was discovered shot to death in southeast Houston.

Car catches fire in inbound lanes of Westpark Tollway at Synott

The inbound lanes of the Westpark Tollway at Synott are moving slowly after a car caught fire Monday morning.

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Corpse rolls out of coroner's van on busy road

A Pennsylvania coroner’s office blames a door malfunction for an unusual road block on a busy street –a gurney carrying a corpse.

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Victims' legs smashed when car crashes into back of taxi

Houston police said two men would likely lose their legs after a violent crash early Monday morning.

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Monday's heat index reaches the danger zone

Monday's high temperature is expected to be 96, but the heat index will bring temperatures around 105. 

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Women go barefaced in new Colbie Caillat video

Women stripped off their makeup and in some cases their hair to be part of a new Colbie Callait video.

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New app lets you set up play dates for your pooch

What happens when you mix a bunch of dating apps and social media networks...for dogs? Ridiculously adorable play dates, that's what.

HBU quarterback shot while leaving party

Twenty-one-year-old Jonathan Flemming is used to battling his way across the football field for the Houston Baptist University Huskies, but early Sunday morning, at roughly 1:15 a.m., Flemming found himself battling his own fears

3-alarm fire consumes building in SE Houston

The Houston Fire Department is responding to a fire on Cullen Boulevard near Interstate 45.

Haskell showed no signs of violence during youth in Alaska

A man accused of killing six members of a Spring family was voted homecoming king and class clown

Waco area sets record for child removal cases

Child abuse and neglect allegations around Waco are skyrocketing and pulling a record number of kids from their families.

Lone survivor speaks at community event honoring Stay family

A community gathered Saturday morning to honor and remember the six members of the Stay family allegedly slain by a former family member. Lone survivor Cassidy Stay spoke at the event, the theme of which was Stay Strong.

Fort Hood asks water customers to limit use

Fort Hood has urged customers to limit water use to essential activities after supply from the main water line was interrupted.

Tumult at UT may hurt hiring of new leaders

Years of turmoil at the University of Texas at Austin could complicate a search for two of the most powerful higher education jobs in the state: a new UT system chancellor and a president of the 50,000-student flagship campus.

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HFD: rubberneckers back up in main lanes of Hardy Toll Road, cause wreck

The Houston Fire Department said rubberneckers in a van caused an accident when they backed up in the main lanes of the Hardy Toll Road to watch a truck fire.

Man found shot to death in his apartment parking lot

Police are searching for leads after a man was discovered shot to death in his apartment complex.

Police investigate cause of 3-car pileup on Southwest Freeway

Police are investigating what caused a 3-car pileup on the Southwest Freeway.

Rockets will not match Parsons contract, sending him to Dallas

A Rockets' fan favorite is trading Rocket red for a rival team's colors.

Body found in trunk of car at NW Houston apartment complex

An investigation is underway after a man's body was found in the trunk of a car in northwest Houston. Authorities say the vehicle matches that of a missing person from Fort Bend County.

Man dies after accident at Liberty County water park

A 34-year-old has been transported to a Houston hospital after he came close to drowning in Liberty County.

Castro, Carter lead Astros past Red Sox

The Astros get even against Boston on Saturday after a loss Friday.

Veteran HFD firefighter who died in line of duty remembered

A memorial service was held Saturday morning for a veteran Houston firefighter who died after suffering burns while battling a house blaze.

Anonymous threats made against Splendora via social media

Authorities are searching for a person who made threats against the Splendora community on Facebook.

Driver hits deputy with car, shots fired

A deputy is recovering in the hospital after a driver rammed his car into him in North Harris County.

HCSO fires deputy, suspends another

A 30-year veteran with the Harris County Sheriff's Office is relieved of his duties for failing to investigate his cases.

Stay family shooting suspect was high school prom king in Alaska

The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, in Spring this week is a graduate of a suburban Anchorage high school, where he was voted class clown and prom king.

Woman found dead in North Houston apartment

Police are investigating after a woman was found shot to death in her North Houston apartment building.

16-year-old falls 30 feet during police chase

A 16-year-old is recovering in the hospital after falling 30 feet during police chase.

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2 burglars caught breaking into Metro PCS store

Police credited a witness with helping them catch two burglars in northwest Houston.

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Lifeguard training company won't abandon use of controversial technique

Local 2 Investigates has found that a lifeguard training company, whose curriculum is taught to thousands of new lifeguards nationwide every year, uses a single controversial life-saving technique not recommended by either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Alleged gunman in mass shooting collapses during court appearance

Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, made his first court appearance on a capital murder charge Friday morning and collapsed while hearing the chilling evidence against him.

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Equestrian center damaged by severe weather

Workers at the Saddlebrook Equestrian Center in Tomball say several buildings on the property were destroyed and others damaged by high winds when severe weather ripped through the area.

59 reopens after truck carrying explosive chemicals closes freeway

Highway 59 has reopened in Liberty County after a truck carrying a highly explosive chemical shut the freeway down.

Lone survivor in Spring mass shooting discharged from hospital

Fifteen-year-old Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor in this week's Spring mass shooting that killed her parents and four siblings, has been discharged from the hospital. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Bellaire PD searching for armed robbers

Investigators hope to find information after two armed robberies in 20 minutes Thursday.

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Relatives of family killed in Spring mass shooting speak out

The parents of the father who was slain in his Spring home along with his wife and four of their children spoke out about the victims and their accused killer.

Man stabbed to death while sleeping

Murder charges are pending against a man investigators said stabbed a homeless man to death.

Six Houston families make Forbes list of America's richest families

Forbes Magazine's list of the richest families in America is out and some of Houston's wealthiest families made the list.

Report: Rockets trade Lin in pursuit of another free agent

The Rockets have ended the 'Linsanity' era in Houston, according to a report.

Report: Bosh spurns Rockets, will return to Heat

The Rockets have seemingly struck out on their free agent targets.

First case of Chikungunya in Harris County confirmed

Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) confirms the first case of Chikungunya in Harris County resident with recent international travel.

Freebie Friday: Art, wine and music on the cheap

Find several family friendly events in the Houston area.

Former Angleton ISD employee accused of stealing nearly

A former payroll clerk for the Angleton Independent School District is accused of stealing almost $100,000.

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Friends, neighbors mourn family slain in mass shooting

Neighbors are mourning the victims killed in a mass shooting in the Spring area, leaving candles and flowers for the victims.

Trending: Wearing red? Stay away from my man!

Are you more interested in sex and less faithful because you wear read? One study suggests women who see ladies in red think exactly that.

Young woman killed in rollover crash on Pearland Parkway

A young woman was killed early Friday when her car ran off a roadway and crashed into a concrete wall, according to Pearland police.

Man hit by car while waiting for bus

Houston police said a man was pinned under a car after being hit at bus stop in Southeast Houston.

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' premieres to big crowds in Sugar Land

Sugar Land residents stayed up late to catch the midnight premiere of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

Who is Ronald Lee Haskell?

Many disturbing details are surfacing about the violent past of a man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family -- including four children -- and critically injuring a teen girl.

All lanes on US 59 Eastex at Townsen reopen after accident

Traffic has come to a standstill in the southbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway near Townsen due to a single-vehicle accident.

Driver claims he had a panic attack after high-speed chase

Driver claims he had a panic attack after high-speed chase

Bellaire police and Houston police spent several hours Friday morning searching for two people, who officers said were involved in a high-speed chase.

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Big wedding? How about using a website to raise money?

The average wedding costs $30,000, and as weddings are getting more expensive, couples are turning to friends, relatives and even strangers to help pay for their big day.

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Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally…

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Driver arrested after chase, crash

A driver was arrested after leading deputies on a chase and crashing in northeast Houston.

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Hottest weekend of the year ahead

Friday's high is expected to be 94, but the temperatures are going to rise over the next several days.


Cypress search & rescue dog honored

A search and rescue dog from Cypress is close to taking home the honor of top dog/top hero dog.

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Oil production booming in Texas city

It's Good Friday in Three Rivers, Texas -- once a sleepy little town known for its wildflowers, its fishing and its hunting. Now, it has become a gold mine: Oil production has skyrocketed from 340 barrels a day in 2009 to nearly 1 million barrels a day now.


Residents consider banning wheeled toys in community

A town hall meeting took place Thursday night with some potentially tough decisions on the line for a subdivision in Memorial.

Deputies: Man shoots estranged wife's 7 family members; 6 dead

Deputy constables say a man shot and killed six people, including four children, during a domestic dispute in Spring. The alleged gunman finally surrendered Wednesday night after an hours-long standoff.

Man shot and killed during argument in east Houston

Detectives are asking for help in the search for a gunman who shot and killed a man in east Houston.

Deadly double shooting under investigation

Houston police are investigating a shooting that killed two men in northeast Houston.

Battle over bar's future location in Upper Kirby

A popular Houston-area chain wants to expand into an Upper Kirby neighborhood. But some homeowners, mosque-goers and members of a local non-profit group say no way.

Astrodome demolition plan proposed by Texans, Rodeo

The Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have developed a $66 million plan to demolish the historic Astrodome and replace it with a green space and "Astrodome Hall of Fame."

One injured in 2-alarm fire at apartment complex

Firefighters are investigating after a 2-alarm fire at a northwest Harris County apartment complex..

Police find boy, 14, shot to death in ditch in north Houston

Investigators are looking for leads after the discovery of a 14-year-old boy shot to death in a ditch in a north Houston neighborhood.

Criticism over border response as Obama leaves Austin

Fundraising and the economy remained the focus of President Barack Obama's trip to Austin, Texas, but those issues were overshadowed by mounting tensions over the growing border crisis.

Photos of teen girls' alleged rape posted on social media

We're hearing from the families of two teenagers who say their daughters were sexually assaulted at a party. The families say nude pictures of the girls were then posted on social media.

Restaurant Report Card: Bread maker attracts roaches and rodents

The effects of health code violations discovered by inspectors at a popular Houston bread maker reach far past just that one company.

Firefighter dies battling house fire in Kingwood area

A makeshift memorial could be seen outside of HFD Station 104 Thursday morning for Daniel Groover, a veteran firefighter who died while battling a 2-alarm blaze in the Kingwood area Wednesday.



Chevron: Some Houston-area stations sold bad gas

Chevron stopped the sale of premium-grade and mid-grade gasoline at hundreds of Houston-area Chevron and Texaco stations when it discovered something was wrong with the fuel.

Suspect, getaway driver wanted for robbing man who withdrew cash from ATM

Two suspects are wanted for robbing an elderly man after he used an ATM at a Baytown bank.

Man wrote book about running with the bulls, gets gored

He wrote a book about how to survive The Running of the Bulls and gets gored in Pamplona.


Fire marshal investigating ‘suspicious’ fires in neighborhood

There have been three fires in northeast Harris County in less than two weeks and fire investigators are calling them “suspicious.” Buildings are being torched in Kingslake Forest, and investigators say they could possibly be the work on a serial arsonist.

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Man arrested accused of burglarizing office building

A man is in custody after police say they caught him walking out of an office building with a large screen TV.

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Man killed in shootout with Sugar Land police

A man was killed in a shootout with Sugar Land police Wednesday night.

Thief smashes into Rosenberg business, steals TV

Burglary suspect smashes into Rosenberg business, steals TV

The Rosenberg Police Department needs help finding a burglary suspect who smashed into a storefront to steal a television.

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President Obama lands in Austin

Air Force One touched down at Austin Bergstrom International Airport around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. President Barack Obama will remain in Austin through Thursday afternoon.

Texans food stamp benefits used in Hawaii, Guam

A Local 2 investigation discovered Texans using hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of food stamps in tropical locations far from Texas.

Community rallies to save historic Riverside Hospital in Third Ward

Community leaders and families are rallying behind a historic hospital in Houston's Third Ward because it could be forced to close soon.

Several men injured after van plunges into bayou

There were intense moments in north Houston Wednesday morning after a van full of men plunged into White Oak Bayou.

Woman tied up, beaten by man during home invasion

The search is on for a man who police say attacked a woman in her own home in broad daylight.

Ship containing chemicals used to make weapons arrives in Port Arthur

Local 2 Investigates has learned a container ship carrying some of the ingredients to make Syria's chemical weapons arrived in Port Arthur Wednesday.

Demonstrations held on National Immigration Reform Day

Some business leaders as well as Republican leaders recognized National Immigration Reform Day Wednesday by calling on the U.S. government to come up with immigration reform to address what they said is an estimated 15 to 30 million undocumented immigrants who have arrived in the U.S. in the last…

Obama discusses border crisis with Perry in Texas

President Barack Obama met Wednesday with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other officials to discuss the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America that has become a political liability for the president and a test of his administration's competence.

Video shows masked suspects holding up NW Harris County restaurant

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for help tracking down four suspects who held up two restaurants on June 25.

Woman walking across street struck by 18-wheeler in southwest Houston

A woman was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after being struck by an 18-wheeler in southwest Houston.

Former JP Morgan Chase banker convicted of bank fraud

A former Houston banker could face a lengthy prison sentence for defrauding the company he worked for. Carlos Lavin Ibarra, 33, entered a guilty plea to one count of bank fraud on Wednesday, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

UT President Powers to resign in 2015

University of Texas President Bill Powers will stay on the job until June as part of a negotiated exit that will allow him to avoid being fired when the Board of Regents meets Thursday.

Bicyclist struck by Metro Light Rail near downtown Houston

A bicyclist was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being struck by a Metro Light Rail near downtown Houston.

Evacuation order lifted as crews work to repair ruptured gas line

An evacuation order was lifted in northwest Harris County Wednesday afternoon, but crews are continuing to repair a gas leak in the area.

Aldine ISD art teacher crashes into tree in Museum District, dies

Houston police are investigating the death of an Aldine Independent School District art teacher who crashed into a tree in the Museum District Wednesday morning.

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Bond not reduced for deputy accused of selling drugs taken from dealers

A judge refused to lower the bond Wednesday for a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy who investigators say stole narcotics from drug dealers while on duty and sold those drugs for a profit.

J.Crew under fire for introducing size 000

Specialty retailer, J.Crew is under fire after introducing the new size of 000 to their line of clothing, the equivalent of a size XXXS.

HCSO: Off-duty deputy shoots, kills man

A man was killed after a confrontation with an off-duty deputy constable ended in a shooting, deputies said.

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Man accused of taking photos of teen in Forever 21 dressing room

A Houston man was arrested for allegedly taking pictures of a 14-year-old girl in a dressing room at Forever 21 in The Galleria.

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Man accused of stealing thousands from companies using fake work orders

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect they say stole thousands of dollars from north Houston area companies since March.

Smartphone app helps you decide whether to visit the doctor

Smartphone app helps you decide whether to visit the doctor

Want to talk to a doctor?  Just text one.  That's the idea behind First Opinion.  It's a free iPhone app that you can download and within seconds get connected to a doctor and ask advice.


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World Cup 2014: Brazil rout spurs funny social media posts

The Internet is adding insult to injury, after Brazil’s stunning World Cup loss to Germany.

Door knock burglars striking in Harris County

Harris County Constables are sending out a warning about burglars knocking on front doors, before they break in.

Arson crews investigate cause of house fire

Arson crews are investigating the cause of a massive house fire in southeast Houston

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Police search for person who shot man in the back

A man is in the hospital after someone shot him in the back.

Austin police rescue raccoon from hot car

Austin police rescue raccoon from hot car

The tweet came with a reminder that as the temperatures rise, don't leave pets in hot cars

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Burglar caught breaking into Ace Cash Express

Police caught a burglar trying to break into an Ace Cash Express in southeast Houston.

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Wednesday's weather includes chance for thunderstorms

The morning will be quiet, but the afternoon will hold a chance for thunderstorms and a high of 92. 

Neighbors say trash, debris left at construction site

Some neighbors who live in the Sunset Heights neighborhood of Houston say a couple of construction projects have caused major issues for them.

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Lightning strike lights fire above gas pumps

The South Houston Fire chief says a lightning strike was so close gasoline venting pipes above some pumps at the Mi Tienda Grocery Store that vapors in the are ignited and started a fire.

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League City votes to ban housing of undocumented children

From League City to Galveston, local and county government leaders are standing their ground and sending the federal government a message as tensions mount over the growing humanitarian crisis at the border.

Secret Service notifies Houstonian Hotel about cyber attack

A cyber attack has hit guests the Houstonian Hotel. At least 10,000 customers have been notified that the hotel's credit card processing system was breached.


A/C units stripped of parts in Harris Co. community

Tuesday around 10 a.m. a West Harris County family noticed the temperatures inside their home in the Mason Lakes Subdivision rising.

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Grandmother accused of stealing money from day care centers

A grandmother is charged with stealing about $70,000 from Spring day care centers where she worked over a four-year period.

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Police arrest man in connection with 2 armed robberies

Galveston police arrested a man investigators said committed at least two robberies at gunpoint.

Family recovering after plane crash at Baytown park

The Federal Aviation Authority is investigating after a small plane crash-landed in Baytown Monday night.

Jogger who found baby on side of road honored

The woman who found a missing 8-month-old baby in a field is being honored by the city of Houston.

Customers demand answers from Conn's about complaints

A Houston-area retailer is facing a social media firestorm after consumers around the country took to Twitter demanding Conn's Appliances answer questions about how they treated one customer.

Van crashes, flips over side of Beltway

One person was transported to the hospital after a vehicle crashed off the Beltway and onto the feeder road in northwest Harris County.


Officials tour HISD school as possible shelter for immigrant children

An empty school on Houston’s northeast side is being considered as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children.  Federal officials from FEMA and Health and Human Services were among those who spent more than an hour touring the former middle school.

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Harris County deputy accused of selling stolen narcotics

A 34-year-old deputy with the Harris County Sheriff's Office is accused of robbing from drug dealers and then selling the drugs on his own.

HPD: One injured in drive-by shooting in SW Houston

Police say a gunman opened fire in a neighborhood on Houston's southwest side, hitting one person.

Pet store to donate oxygen masks to Houston fire stations

Natural Pawz raises $12,000 to buy pet oxygen masks for Houston fire stations.

Girl, deaf man hospitalized after fire breaks out in NW Harris County

Four people were injured Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out at a northwest Harris County home.

Texas confirms first case of mosquito-borne virus

The first human case of chikungunya is confirmed near the Austin area after a man returns from a trip to the Caribbean.

Two workers injured in Chevron Phillips refinery fire

Two workers hurt in Chevron Phillips refinery fire

One of the two people injured in a fire at the Chevron Phillips refinery in Port Arthur is recovering at a Houston hospital.

Southeast Texas woman charged with murder

Authorities in Southeast Texas have charged a 40-year-old woman with murder after they say she fatally shot one woman and then chased another into a nearby home.

Man convicted of indecent exposure charged with same crime

A man is charged with indecent exposure after being convicted of the same crime weeks before.

Man accused of punching 11-year-old boy multiple times

A 34-year-old is facing charges for allgedly injuring a boy Sunday.

Toddler injured when mom allegedly assaulted by Star of Hope resident

A one-year-old was injured at the Star of Hope Monday when her mother got into a physical altercation with a male resident, according to Houston police.

Texas game wardens target drunken boaters

Texas officials say game wardens arrested nearly 60 boaters for operating under the influence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Missouri City names new police chief

Missouri City has tapped a veteran law enforcement officer to serve as its new police chief.

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Video shows beach confrontation in Florida

Authorities investigate an accusation of an attempted theft of beach gear on New Smyrna Beach after a video posted to YouTube goes viral.

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Microburst does major damage in Tomball

A microburst is to blame for major storm damage in Tomball Monday night.

K-9 assists Rosenberg PD in large drug seizure

The Rosenberg Police Department seizes a large sum of narcotics with the assistance of K-9, officials say.

HFD searches for cause of townhouse garage fire

Arson investigators are searching for what caused a townhouse garage to catch fire in southwest Houston.

Trending: Feisty turtle plays out his dream of being Luis Suarez

A feisty little turtle has caught a bit of World Cup fever. He's caught on video playing soccer with a dog and ends the match with a "Luis Suarez" move.

New UH football stadium gets an official name

The University of Houston is getting a name for its newly constructed football stadium.

HPD investigates auto-pedestrian accident along Gulf Freeway

Houston police are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident on the Gulf Freeway.

Man's body found in SE Houston bayou

Authorities are looking to identify the cause of death of a man whose body was recovered in Brays Bayou.

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Obama agrees to meet with Perry

President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to meet with Governor Rick Perry about immigration while in Texas.

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Traffic stop leads to early-morning chase

Two men are in custody after leading deputies on a chase through southwest Harris County.

3 men in custody after attempted robbery at CVS

3 men in custody after alleged getaway driver leaves them at CVS

Houston police took three men into custody early Tuesday morning who they say tried to rob a CVS Pharmacy in southwest Houston.

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Tuesday brings another chance for storms

Tuesday morning begins quiet, but Local 2 Meteorologist Anthony Yanez says storms will develop this afternoon.

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Sleeping fan sues Yankees, announcers & network

A man caught on camera snoozing at a Yankees game last month is suing ESPN, the New York Yankees, and announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk, court documents said.

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1 injured in shooting; Police searching for shooter

Police say the owners of a gas station and convenience store on the corner of Little York and Cheeves Road may have been targeted by a man who wanted to rob them.

Montrose residents petition for better sidewalks

A group has sent out a letter to residents asking them to sign a petition to ask the city for help in getting some repairs to the sidewalks.

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2 men found dead inside San Jacinto County home

Deputies said they are investigating a possible double murder after two men were found dead inside a San Jacinto County home Monday night.

Drones becoming more popular over Houston

All over Houston more military-style aircraft are taking to the skies -- you could call it drone warfare.

HISD school may be shelter for undocumented kids

Congressional sources told Local 2 Investigates an empty school on Houston's north east side is being considered as a possible temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children.

Resolution to ban undocumented children in League City

No one is aware of any requests to bring undocumented children to League City, but the council member who wrote the resolution says the city needs to take a preemptive stance.

Man's body found in school parking lot in northwest Harris County

Deputies are investigating after the body of a man was found in a school parking lot in northwest Harris County Monday morning.

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Capt. Bill Dowling reaches several milestones in recovery

Houston firefighter Capt. Bill Dowling reached some major milestones in his recovery over the weekend.

Thief targets NW Houston auto shop twice in same weekend

Surveillance video catches footage of a man breaking into a store.

HFD accused of not enforcing fire code at city buildings

A civil rights attorney says two fire marshals were ordered not to write tickets for fire code violations at city-owned buildings.

Couple in Heights area spooked by gun-wielding man

Home surveillance footage captures a married couple fearfully running from a gun-wielding robber.

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Trash truck crashes into toll booth in north Houston

A close call for a toll taker Monday at a toll plaza that was also the scene of another big accident involving a big rig a few months ago.

Authorities search for man accused of robbing Rosenberg gas station

Police are hoping to locate a 27-year-old man accused of robbing a gas station.

Galena Park city commissioners vote to limit mayor's power

A city commissioner's meeting reverses the decisions made by the mayor of Galena Park.

Neighbors worried over Kemah house turned into substance abuse facility

Homeowners are concerned that a house in their neighborhood will be used as a high-end drug rehabilitation facility.

Man sought in multiple armed robberies over 4-hour period

Authorities are searching for a suspect who is believed to be responsible for several robberies in west Harris County.

Lanes re-open on North Loop near North Freeway

The North Loop westbound near the North Freeway is blocked after an 18-wheeler loses its load of metal.

2-alarm fire destroys real estate office near Cleveland

Traffic was temporarily backed up Monday morning after a two-alarm fire swept through a business near Cleveland, Texas, authorities said.

Man drives girlfriend to jail after she allegedly stabs him with fork

A woman is accused of attacking her boyfriend with a fork during an alcohol-fueled tirade, according to Baytown police.

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Man in custody after SWAT standoff near downtown

Police respond to an assault in progress around noon before a man barricades himself inside a home.

Roommate accused of killing woman in SW Houston

Investigators say a man and woman who lived in the home together started arguing, and he allegedly shot her with a rifle. 

HCSO: Over 190 DWI arrests made during Fourth of July holiday weekend

The combined efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in Harris County resulted in the arrest of 192 individuals suspected of driving drunk during the holiday weekend.

UT President Powers proposes 'graceful' exit

The embattled administrator prefers not to make the abrupt departure being asked of him.

Tubers trashing Comal River after anti-litter measure falls through

Some tubers packing the popular Comal River over the weekend say the experience is being tainted by trash in the river.

Teen killed after being accidentally shot by friend's gun

A 17-year-old died Saturday night from a fatal gunshot wound.

Man convicted of using dead boy's identity

A 53-year-old man is found to be living in Houston without proper documentation.

Grand jury to decide fate of barber shop owner who fatally shot man

The weekend shooting death of a man at a barber shop will be referred to the Harris County grand jury, Houston police said.

Trending: Tim Howard blocks fan's hug

Tim Howard may have saved himself an awkward hug from a fan as he signed autographs at LAX. Is there anything he CAN'T block?

Firefighter injured battling blaze that destroyed NE Harris County home

One firefighter was injured Monday morning battling a fire that tore through a northeast Harris County home.

Alleged red-light runner charged in crash that injured pregnant woman

Houston police have charged a suspect who allegedly ran a red light and caused an accident that injured a pregnant woman Saturday.

Man accused of killing wife in west Houston appears before judge

A man accused of killing his wife at their west Houston apartment went before a judge Friday morning. Russell Neal, 40, was charged with murder.

Woman posting lost dog flier attacked in front of Family Thrift Store

Julie doesn't want Local 2 to reveal her full name because she is still worried the man who attacked  her outside of a busy, thrift store in northeast Houston will come back and kill her.

USGS: Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits off coast of southern Mexico

USGS: Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits just off the coast of southern Mexico.

Car catches fire in westbound lane of I-1 at Lockwood

Houston firefighters responded to the scene of a car fire in the westbound side of I-10 at Lockwood.

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Hundreds left in the dark after early-morning crash causes outage

CenterPoint energy worked through the night to restore power in southwest Houston after a crash knocked out power, police said.

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HPD officer hits pickup truck in SE Houston

A man is in the hospital after crashing his pickup truck into the side of an HPD cruiser in southeast Houston, police said.


Man shot at northeast Harris County business

A man is in the hospital after deputies say he was shot at a business in northeast Harris County.

Pearland police: Man in custody after shooting acquaintance in head

A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot at a Pearland apartment complex.

Thieves back truck into convenience store, steal ATM

Thieves back truck into convenience store, steal ATM

Thieves left behind thousands of dollars in damage after ramming their truck into the side of a southwest Houston convenience store and stealing an ATM.

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Facebook removes photo of daughter's exposed bottom

A North Carolina mom who tried to recreate a famous Coppertone ad with a picture of her 2-year-old daughter's exposed bottom ended up in the middle of controversy.

Faulty oven blamed for Galleria area gas leak

Faulty oven blamed for Galleria area gas leak

Because it was a large building, the Houston Fire Department responded with a "big box" response and went floor by floor to make sure the gas hadn't spread.

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Possible pop-up thunderstorms Monday

After a rainy weekend, Monday's forecast includes a chance for afternoon pop-up thunderstorms.  That chance continues through Wednesday.

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3 suspects arrested in connection with carjackings

Three suspects allegedly involved in three carjackings were arrested Sunday night in Southeast Houston.

Coast Guard searching for man missing from tanker in Gulf of Mexico

A 47-year-old engineer could not be found on a tanker off Port Aransas.

League City city council mulls resolution to keep out undocumented immigrants

City officials are set to weigh in on the nation's border crisis this week.

Funnel cloud confirmed near Angleton

The National Weather Service has confirmed reports of a funnel cloud near Angleton.

San Antonio pizza delivery man killed

A San Antonio police report indicates a pizza delivery man struggled with someone trying to steal his car before suffering a fatal head injury.

Woman found shot to death in home

Police are investigating after a woman was found shot to death in her southwest Houston home.

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4 masked men rob Denny's customers at gunpoint

Four masked men walked into a northwest Houston Denny's and robbed the customers at gunpoint.

4-car pileup in North Harris County

Deputies are investigating what caused a four-car pileup in north Harris County.

Several people shot at Caribbean festival

Police are investigating after several people were shot at a Caribbean festival on Houston's south side.

Investigators search for suspect, motive in SE Houston murder

A 38-year-old man's body was found shot behind the alleyway behind his garage.

Family escapes burning home in W. Harris County

The homeowners believe fireworks could have caused their house to burn.

HPD investigating fatal shooting at Greenspoint-area barbershop

One man is dead and another is under questioning in connection with a shooting on Greens Road.

2 planes nearly collide at Bush IAH

Two commercial jets came dangerously close to each other Thursday night at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Identity of Lake Conroe drowning victim released

The victim was a former college baseball player for Texas Tech.

Rosenberg postpones July 4th celebration

Storms forced the City of Rosenberg to postpone the July 4th fireworks show.

Deadly Rollover Crash

Driver dies after flipping car into ditch

A driver is dead after crashing his car into a utility pole and then flipping into a ditch in Channelview.

HSCO: Drunk motorcycle driver collides with car

A motorcycle driver is in the hospital deputies say he collided into a car in Northwest Harris County.

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Driver in custody after hitting, killing pedestrian

A driver was taken into custody after deputies said he hit and killed a man while driving drunk.

Astros homer 3 times in 7-6 loss to Angels

Three homers for the Houston Astros usually guarantee a victory. Just not against the streaking Los Angeles Angels.


Thousands of Houstonians celebrate holiday at Freedom Over Texas

Tens of thousands of Houstonians celebrated the Fourth of July at Freedom Over Texas, where the food was dripping with butter and the people were dripping with patriotism.

Mom gives birth in front of Texas hospital

A Rosenberg couple has quite the story to tell after their son was born outside a hospital's valet entrance and it was all captured on video.

Diana Hobby, wife of William P. Hobby Jr., dies at 83

Diana Hobby, the wife of Former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby Jr.'s has died at the age of 83, according to a statement from her family.

Galveston experiences busy weekend for Independence Day

Seaweed won't deter hundreds of thousands of people from visiting Galveston for the holiday weekend.

Mom of undocumented child concerned for daughter, relatives

A woman has lost touch with her relatives who planned on crossing the Texas border.

HCSO: Minister shot & killed with his own gun during home invasion

Deputies said a man was killed with his own gun as he tried to confront an intruder at his northwest Harris County home.

FAA: Two injured in plane crash at Hooks Airport

Two people have been injured after a plane crashed and flipped over at Hooks Airport in Spring, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Freebie Friday: 4th of July edition

Find art, music, food and movies at a bargain across the Houston area this weekend.

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Man sentenced to prison for trying to burn down ex-wife's house

A Richmond man will spend time behind bars for trying to burn down his house to get back at his ex-wife.

Rosenberg woman sentenced to life in prison in death of 3-month-old

A 32-year-old Rosenberg woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for the capital murder of a 3-month-old girl.


Vigil held for boy killed in boat accident

As the investigation moves forward into a boating accident where three members of one family were killed, the youngest victim was honored Thursday night.

Two arrested in narcotics bust at Atascocita home

A K-9 unit search the residence and deputies say drugs were found.

Crystal Beach woman dies after ATM, car accident

Galveston County sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a woman who was pinned between her car door and an ATM. She was transported to the hospital, where she later died.

Man sought in sexual assault of child case in Montgomery County

Deputies are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a child in Montgomery County.

Could you be getting knockoffs at outlet malls?

Outlet malls are synonymous with saving money, a place to score brand name clothes and handbags on a budget. But what if we told you what you're really getting is a knockoff?

Man dead after shooting in CVS parking lot

Man dead after shooting in CVS parking lot

A fight in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot ended in a deadly shooting Friday morning.

Couple, teen found shot dead in San Antonio house

Police officers making a welfare check at a house in northwestern San Antonio found a man, a woman and a teenage girl dead on the floor, apparently of gunshot wounds.

Oberholtzer hit hard in Astros' 5-2 loss to Angels

Brett Oberholtzer was packing his gear after a tough night against the Los Angeles Angels. Only it wasn't for the ride back the team's hotel.

H-E-B issues precautionary recall on beef market items

H-E-B, committed to ensuring the safety of its products, is issuing a precautionary recall of several beef market items in stores throughout Texas due to the possible presence of foreign material in the meat.

Deadly Crash Tomball Parkway

Driver hits tree, dies in car fire

A driver was killed early Friday after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree in northwest Harris County.

Bicyclist hit, killed by truck in NE Houston

Bicyclist hit, killed by truck in NE Houston

Police are investigating an accident that killed a bicyclist in Northeast Houston.

Sandhurst House Fire

Grandfather loses home to fast-moving fire

Arson crews are investigating a house fire that displaced a grandfather.

Facebook cuts, Texas Tech cheerleader restores game trophy photos

Facebook has deleted some big game trophy photos posted by a Texas Tech cheerleader, saying they violated its standards.

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July 4th forecast includes plenty of heat, possible storms

Friday's Independence Day forecast includes heat and the possibility of thunderstorms.  Local 2 meteorologist Anthony Yanez predicts storms will roll in this afternoon and stay in the area for several hours.

HPD:  Wrong way driver dies in high-speed crash

HPD: Wrong way driver dies in high-speed crash

Police say the driver hit a taxi cab, injuring a backseat passenger, and a BMW, pushing that car into another vehicle.

Make-A-Wish hosts Fourth of July parade for recovering cancer patient

A 16-year-old who had brain cancer has his dream come true on Independence Day.

Hearing shows continued gridlock over Texas border crisis

A congressional field hearing in McAllen showed lawmakers remain deeply divided over how to handle the influx of thousands Central American immigrants caught illegally crossing the border into Texas. Lawmakers also sparred over what is driving the problem.

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Firefighter injured as crews work to put out Houston apartment fire

Firefighters worked to put out a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex on Houston's west side. One firefighter received minor burns and an injury to his back.

Husband arrested after wife found dead in townhome

A man is facing a murder charge after Houston police found his wife dead inside their townhome, investigators say.

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U.S. Marshals arrest most wanted sex offender in Houston

One of the men on the Texas ten most wanted sex offender list was arrested in Houston.

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Fugitive wanted in connection with wife's murder

Houston Crime stoppers is asking for the public's help in locating a fugitive wanted in connection with a murder.

Fisherman bitten by alligator going after same fish

An alligator and a fisherman apparently went for the same fish in Shelton Lake State Park in northeast Harris County Monday afternoon.

Helping A Hero organization accused of non-transparent finances

The group is named Helping A Hero but a candidate for Harris County district attorney says the organization's finances show the group is keeping more money than it should.

Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance takes center stage at City Hall

A group of pastors and ministers opposing the ordinance arrived at City Hall Thursday and turned over more than 50,000 petition signatures, while Mayor Parker and supporters held a press conference.

Drunk driving crackdown during Fourth of July weekend

There will be a lot of parties and family gatherings over the holiday weekend, but local law enforcement want to remind everyone there is a serious side to the Fourth of July weekend.

Last-minute preps underway for Freedom Over Texas celebration

Tens of thousands of people will head to Eleanor Tinsley Park for Houston's largest Fourth of July celebration Friday.

Restaurant Report Card: He said, she said

We've got a bit of he said, she said in this week's Restaurant Report Card. The inspector says one thing, but the restaurant staff says something else.

Heavy rain leads to street flooding, downed trees

Storms moving through the Houston area Thursday afternoon brought high winds, lightning and heavy rain that led to street flooding.

Undocumented children caught on Texas border arriving at Bush IAH

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that Bush Intercontinental Airport is now being used as a transportation hub to move undocumented children caught at the Texas border to other parts of the country.

Longhorn Steakhouse Summer Recipes

Make-at-home recipe Inspired by LongHorn Steakhouse’s Fire-Grilled Hawaiian Ribeye

New Galena Park mayor changes City Hall locks after firing officials

The new mayor of Galena Park is making some big changes after firing several appointed city officials. On just the second day on the job, there was already plenty of tension from two opposing sides.

HCSO investigates early-morning shooting in Channelview

Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a person was shot in Channelview early Thursday.

1 injured in chain-reaction crash in north Harris County

One person was injured in a chain-reaction crash that happened in north Harris County early Thursday.

Toddler gives the most epic wedding toast

She may be small, but 3-yr-old Cleo can give a wedding toast better than most adults. Listen to her full circle advice for her aunt and uncle before they get married!

1 killed, 4 injured in Texas fireworks explosion

There has been an explosion at a fireworks display under construction in Comanche, Texas, 140 miles southwest of Dallas.

Crook in pajamas breaks into homes

Deputies are looking for a burglar who has hit several houses at the Silver Ridge subdivision in North Houston

Firefighters douse flames at NW Houston home

Firefighters douse flames at NW Houston home

The Harris County Fire Marshal is investigating a house fire in Northwest Houston.

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Harris County sues 10 companies connected to Gulf Oil spill

Harris County is suing 10 oil or energy-related companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Firefighters battle 2 fires within 2 miles overnight

Firefighters battle 2 fires within 2 miles overnight

Firefighters worked to put out the flames of two fires that sparked just two miles apart late Wednesday night.

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Crews work to repair damage caused by road buckling on Highway 99 feeder

Construction crews worked for hours to repair damage to the Highway 99 feeder road Thursday morning.

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Chance of thunderstorms Thursday

Thursday's forecast will be hot and humid, with a chance of thunderstorms.

Woman says flag wasn't welcome

Woman sues officers, Dynamo stadium for First Amendment violations

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Palestinian American woman who claims she suffered discrimination and civil rights violations at the hands of Houston police officers and security guards at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Border agents discuss safety, security

Veteran agent says border not secure

A 13-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol and union representative for the National Border Patrol Council is warning Congressional leaders the border is not secure.

Woman's body found in Lake Conroe after crash that killed 2 others

Authorities have found the body of a 29-year-old woman who went missing after a boating accident in Lake Conroe Tuesday night. The tragic crash killed two others who were on what was to be a fun trip for family and friends.

Teen charged in death of his girlfriend

A 19-year-old man faces murder charges after a woman was found dead at an apartment in Katy.

Mom of teen accused of murdering girlfriend faces charges

The mother of a teen charged with murder is now under arrest herself.

Dad jailed in complicated child support case released early

A Houston dad jailed over a complicated child support case that received international attention was released from jail Wednesday night after serving eight days of what was originally a six-month sentence.

Mobile stroke units

New one-of-a-kind ambulance for possible stroke victims

A first of its kind ambulance in the United States, the UTHealth mobile stroke unit, is now on the streets of Houston.

Family finds Ku Klux Klan flier in Katy yard

An African American man was shocked when he found a message of hate and racism in his family’s front yard on a Ku Klux Klan flier.

Boom inside the Beltway: Townhome and condo demands on the rise

There seems to be a bit of twist in the Houston housing market -- the demand for townhouses and condos is up.

Deputies: Man arrested downtown after attempt to rob woman

A man who claims he is mentally unstable was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to rob a woman in downtown Houston, according to Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen.

Townhome collapses during 2-alarm blaze in SW Houston

Firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a 2-alarm building fire in southwest Houston.

Burglars caught on camera breaking into safe using sledgehammer

Harris County Sheriff deputies are asking for help in the search for three serial burglars who broke into a safe using a sledgehammer.

Study being done to cut down on wrong-way crashes in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation is teaming up with Texas A&M researchers to cut down the number of wrong-way crashes. So far this year, there have already been 10 deadly wrong-way wrecks.


$1.4M in cocaine confiscated during traffic stop in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force has confiscated a large amount of cocaine in Rosenberg.

Police search for motive in slaying of ex-con outside parole office

Houston police are searching for a suspect who fatally shot a person outside a northwest Houston parole office Tuesday morning.

2 injured in head-on collision involving day care van

Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after an accident involving a day care van in north Harris County.

HCSO: Driver charged in wrong-way crash that killed 5

Charges have been filed against a wrong-way driver who caused a crash that killed five people in northeast Harris County early Monday morning.

Police: 2 critical in Philly food truck explosion

A propane tank on a food truck in Philadelphia exploded into a fireball, critically injuring a mother and daughter and sending at least nine others to the hospital, police said.

Trending: Surprise wedding proposal at CrossFit

He wanted to propose at the place they met, but could he pull it off? It's the surprise CrossFit proposal that will make you fall in love with burpees!

New Hike/Bike Trail Development

Funding approved for Sugar Land pedestrian and bicycle plan

Soon there will be more places for pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy in Sugar Land.

Team USA loses at World Cup, but Tim Howard wins the internet

Team USA loses their World Cup match against Belgium, but the team's goalie Tim Howard wins the internet.

Crews search for cause of house fire

Family members manage to escape safely after their home caught fire in the middle of the night.

Child living in dangerous conditions; roaches, shotgun found

According to court documents, a Harris County man was arrested after a child in the home was found to be living in dangerous conditions.

Are Uber and Lyft cheaper than a cab?

You've heard the ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft and by now you've probably heard about the controversy in Houston. So with just a few weeks before the big city council vote Local 2 Investigates is putting those apps to the test.


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Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law.

Police investigate after woman's body found in Lake Houston

Police are investigating after a woman's body was found floating Tuesday afternoon in Lake Houston. Police say the woman had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.

59 & 288 Crash

Inbound lanes of Highway 59 reopen after crews clear fuel spill

An accident involving an 18-wheeler shuts down two lanes of Highway 59 near the South Freeway.

Random act of kindness goes viral

A video of a stranger buying diapers for a cash-strapped mother in a Sioux Falls store has become a big hit on Facebook.

Cano and Seager lead Mariners over Astros 13-2

Robinson Cano had wondered what would happen if rookie James Jones started getting on base consistently for the Seattle Mariners.

Convenience Clerk Shot

Store clerk ambushed, shot as he took out trash

A convenience store clerk  is in the hospital after he was ambushed and shot behind the store he works at.

Suspects lead police on chase through NW Houston in stolen car

Suspects lead police on chase through NW Houston in stolen car

Three men are in custody after Houston police say they led officers on a chase in a stolen car.

3 men on the run after burglary attempt at health clinic

3 men on the run after attempted burglary at health clinic

Officers were searching for three men Wednesday morning that tried to break into a health clinic in Northeast Houston.

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Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid

Wednesday's weather is hazy, hot, humid and one degree warmer than Tuesday.


Stabbed former Marine throws first pitch at Astros game

It was a big night for Philip McCulloch, a decorated former Marine from Galveston who threw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's Astros game. A big feat for anyone, but especially for the former sergeant who after a vicious attack last September wasn't expected to even live.

Lawmakers hear testimony about money, security, disease along border

Several state and local officials were called to Austin Tuesday to testify before the State Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Admitted humanitarian crisis, Capitol Hill gridlock over Texas border

Republicans and Democrats continue to lock horns over how to handle the thousands of Central American immigrants caught illegally crossing our border.

Caught on camera: Driver plows into men in parking lot

The surveillance cameras were rolling outside the Fuel Depot gas station in the 11500 block of Bissonnet when a driver hit two men and kept going.   

Vandals sought for graffiti at New Caney park

The Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is asking for your help to identify the person or people responsible for vandalizing a community park.

HFD investigates claim of racist tweet by firefighter

The family of a drowning victim is waiting for an apology after they say a Houston firefighter made a racist comment about their loved one on Facebook.

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Caterpillars threatening pecan stock in Fort Bend County

A common insect is threatening the pecan stock in Fort Bend County.

Plane with stuck landing gear arrives safely in San Antonio

A small plane with four people on board was having problems landing Tuesday afternoon at San Antonio International Airport.

Graco recalls 1.9 million infant car seats

Graco is recalling an item used on almost 2 million infant car seats.

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Two arrested in connection with deadly dog attack

The Harris County District Attorney's Office says two people have been arrested in connection with a deadly dog attack that happened back in January.

City's new budget ends HFD service brownouts

New money in the Houston Fire Department's budget allows for more firefighters serving across the city.

HPD advises shoppers on how to avoid theft of personal bags

Crime Stoppers and the the Greater Houston Loss Prevention Alliance joined Houston police officers to help shoppers protect their belongings.

Nurse who worked in Houston kills self, 2 daughters with nitrogen gas

A mother despondent over her son’s suicide killed her two young daughters and herself early Tuesday using suffocating nitrogen gas at their home, about a week after a stay in a mental institution, authorities said.

Houston teen falls from hotel balcony in Nebraska

Lincoln police say investigators have spoken with a Texas teenager who was critically injured when she fell from a six-floor hotel window.

Video shows suspect stealing safe from bar

A bar owner could do nothing but watch as a thief walked out of his business with a safe early Tuesday.

2 men face burglary charges in connection with home invasion

A teenager helps police arrest two men in an attempted home invasion in northwest Harris County.

Video: SC trooper threatened Taser use on ex-Texans player

A suspended South Carolina state trooper threatened to use a Taser on former Houston Texans defensive lineman Sam Montgomery during a traffic stop last week for speeding.

HISD to hold public redistricting meetings

The Houston Independent School District is holding several public meetings this summer to discuss the new draft redistricting plan.

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Body found in Montgomery County lake

A family is mourning after a loved one tragically drowned in a Montgomery County lake early Tuesday.

Houston Zoo elephant miscarries twin calves

The Houston Zoo says a pregnant elephant miscarried twin calves overnight.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after struck by vehicle in Pasadena

A motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle in Pasadena.

Motel guest robbed, shot in northeast Houston

Houston police are searching for two suspects who robbed and shot a man at a northeast Houston motel Tuesday morning.

Car catches fire in SB lanes of Southwest Freeway at Bissonet

Two outbound lanes on the Southwest Freeway at Bissonet were temporarily closed Tuesday after a car caught fire.

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HazMat responds after tanker leaks chemicals onto highway in Seabrook

Cleanup crews were busy Tuesday morning after chemicals from a tanker truck spilled onto the highway in Seabrook.

Man shoots wife, stepson, turns gun on self

There was chaos at the scene of an attempted murder-suicide in northwest Houston on Monday night as family members tried to get answers from investigators.

Viral ad aims to empower young women

What does it mean to be 'like a girl'? P&G creates ad aiming to empower young women and strike down the stereotype that being 'like a girl' means you're weak.

Tuesday's forecast is hot and humid

The first tropical depression of the year has formed off the coast of Florida.

Texas Tech Cheerleader criticized for hunting photos

Facebook fans said they will pull their fan support from a Texas Tech cheerleader after she posted dozens of photos of the animals she killed in Africa.

HPD: Car theft suspects escape after chase, crash and bayou search

Houston police are still searching for two men who caused a wild scene in southwest Houston early Tuesday.

Armed robbery suspects arrested after chase

Police: Armed robbery suspects arrested after chase

Four men are facing charges, accused of storming into a northwest Houston gas station and robbing a clerk at gunpoint, police say.

Observant wife, good police work help nab car thief

Observant wife, good police work help nab car thief

Some good police work and a very observant wife helped officers arrest a suspected car thief Tuesday morning. 

Boy hit by train recovering after surgery

A 9-year-old boy had his foot and part of his leg amputated after being run over by a train.

HFD battles large grass fire on Southwest Freeway at Bissonet

Houston firefighters are on the scene of a large grass fire on the southbound side of the Southwest Freeway at Bissonet.

Police: 2 juveniles cause 3-car pileup in northeast Houston

Two juveniles are recovering after police say they caused a three-car pileup.

Boy's death punctuates danger of border crossing

A phone number written on the inside of a belt buckle helped investigators track down the family of an 11-year-old boy found dead near Texas' border with Mexico.


Advocates help to lower medical bills

Americans spend more than $140 billion a year in out-of-pocket expenses for hospital bills, medical fees and drug costs.

$12 million Lotto Texas jackpot goes unclaimed

The winning ticket from the Jan. 1 Lotto Texas drawing for a grand prize worth $12 million was never redeemed by today's deadline.

Female home invader takes nothing

A woman is accused of illegally entering people's homes but decides not to steal any items.

Deputies step up patrols at county building in downtown Houston

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is stepping up patrols after three serious, but unrelated cases reported near county buildings downtown recently.

Police: Suspects shoot father, son outside South Houston home

A father and son were both hospitalized Sunday night after being shot during what police say may have been an attempted robbery outside their South Houston home.

Ex-band teacher accused of sex with student appears in court

The Stratford High School assistant band director who was fired after allegedly having sex with a male student appeared before a judge Monday to hear charges in her case.

Men accused in downtown Houston art heist face judge

The men accused of a painting heist at the downtown Chase Tower building appeared in front of a judge Monday.

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Suspect arrested in armed robbery of elderly man

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in connection with a armed robbery in the Sugar Land area.

HPD: Teen fatally shot while laying out clothes for work in bedroom

A teenager was killed early Monday when a bullet went into the second floor bedroom of his southwest Houston apartment while he was getting ready for work, according to Houston police.

Man last seen fishing found dead in water near Texas City Dike

Witnesses say the man was wade fishing on Mosquito Island when he walked several yards out in the water, then disappeared.

Man accused of leaving young children alone at apartment

A 27-year-old Houston man is charged with a felony for allegedly leaving his kids alone at an apartment.

Woman accused of kidnapping child from homeless shelter

Authorities say a 19-year-old woman tried to take a child from the Star of Hope shelter.

Suspect arrested after NE Harris County convenience store break-in

Harris County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who was allegedly caught breaking into a convenience store on the northeast side of town early Monday.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for man who burglarized restaurant

Authorities are looking for a man who took money from a Chinese food restaurant in southwest Houston.

Police seek to identify man who burglarized New Territory field house

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to find a person who burglarized a building near Sugar Land.

Viral video: Trucker vs. trooper

A trucker allegedly sees a state trooper speed past him while on his cellphone. He turns the tables on the officer by recording the traffic stop.

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Southeast Houston 'food desert' area to get new grocery store

Some families in southeast Houston will soon have better access to affordable, fresh and nutritious food, thanks to a new grocery store.

Alleged drunk driver on golf cart injures passenger

A man is accused of being drunk when he drove a golf cart and caused an accident that critically injured a 53-year-old man.

Man shot after driving into security guards in N Harris County

Man shot after driving into security guards in N Harris County

A man is in the hospital, after getting shot by the security guards he hit with his truck in a North Harris county parking lot.

Sentencing set for Houston man in wide-ranging synthetic drug case

The attorney for a man who worked for a Texas company that illegally sold the chemicals traced to the synthetic drug deaths of two North Dakota teenagers is asking for a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Man accidentally shoots, kills father-in-law outside Texas gun show

Police say a man fatally shot his father-in-law in an accident while both were in a vehicle outside a Central Texas gun show.

Ashville House Fire

Small home gutted by early morning fire

 Arson investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a house on Houston's southside.


Monday forecast: Hot and humid, high of 94

It's going to be a hot and humid day with a high of 94 degrees.

Airline posts controversial tweet after World Cup game

Airline posts controversial tweet after World Cup game

Many called the tweet offensive. Some have even threatened to boycott the airline. KLM insists the tweet was just a joke after a very hard fought game.


Apartment residents on edge after home invasion

Chris Ruata and his wife just installed a state of the art, police monitored, security system to protect their apartment home. It includes a front door sensor, several all-room, motion detectors and glass-break window alarms.

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Deputies search for hit-and-run driver

Deputies are looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian and took off in North Harris County Sunday night.

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Authorities consider 2-alarm nightclub fire to be suspicious

Investigators look for the cause of a massive blaze at an abandoned nightclub.

Car slams into side of home

A homeowner in the Heights is left with a huge mess after a driver runs a car right into the back of his house.

Altuve, Feldman lead Astros over Tigers

The Astros show some gumption against one of the best teams in baseball.

Officer hospitalized after 4-vehicle pileup

A Houston police officer is recovering after a stalled car causes a four-vehicle pileup.

Woman trapped after car crash

A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle after a two-car accident in northeast Houston.

18-wheeler wreck cleared on North Freeway

An 18-wheeler that was stuck between the wall that separates the HOV and main freeway lanes has been removed and traffic is flowing again.

FBI seeks answers in attempted bank robbery

A man tried to rob a bank off FM 1960 but did not get any money.

Dozens arrested in child support roundup

Men and women who fell behind on child support payments were greeted by police at their front doors Saturday.

Man sentenced in carjacking of family's car at Academy store

A 27-year-old man will spend the next six years in jail for holding a family at gunpoint and stealing their car.

No injuries in condo fire in SW Houston

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what caused a condominium to catch fire in southwest Houston.

3 hospitalized after head-on crash in NE Harris County

A driver's turn into oncoming traffic causes a major wreck.

Medical emergency prompts Florida-bound flight to divert to Houston

A passenger had an emergency medical condition which caused an unexpected pit stop.


Car dealer steps up to fix Marine's stolen pickup

A local Marine and father who served our country had his prized truck stolen and trashed before he was able to track it down online. After his story aired on Local 2 earlier this week, the Marine's truck is now being repaired as a thank you for his service.

Police search for thieves in smash and grab

A pair of crooks are on the run after bursting into the front door of a convenience store in Northeast Houston.

Woman robbed outside stadium

2 men steal purse from woman in Constellation Field parking lot

Two men have been arrested after being accused of stealing a purse from a woman who was at her car in the Constellation Field parking lot. The woman reported shots were fired, according to Sugar Land police.

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Thieves steal plants from porches in Woodland Heights

Woodland Heights is the kind of neighborhood where front porches are warm and welcoming, but they may be too welcoming -- thieves have become comfortable stealing from people just feet from their front door.

Crescent City apartments

Residents warned to watch what they flush at apartment complex

Some residents at the Crescent City apartment complex are upset about a letter they received from management, stating they've been having problems with the sewer backing up and will now be doing random inspections of the units to make sure everyone has a trash can in their bathroom.

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La Porte family wants peace after raccoons invade home

The search for a common summertime problem is on at a home in La Porte. A family of raccoons -- four babies and a mother -- has been making things uncomfortable for the Alban family. They just want some rest.


Are extended service agreements worth it to keep AC units in shape?

Keeping your air conditioning unit in shape can cost a lot of money. So Local 2 is taking a closer look at extended service agreements to see if they're worth the cash and if they actually pay off for homeowners.

Dozens injured in garage collapse in west Harris County

Dozens of people were injured after officials say a 2-story garage collapsed during a celebration in west Harris County.

2 remain hospitalized after roof collapses at Katy home

Dozens of people were injured after officials say a 2-story garage collapsed during a celebration in west Harris County.

Jury convicts Missouri City man of driving while intoxicated

A 23-year-old man faces probation, community service among other disciplinary actions for driving while drunk.

Katy grocery store theft suspect arrested

Deputies: Katy grocery store robbery suspect arrested

Deputies say they have arrested a theft suspect who allegedly targeted two Katy grocery stores.

Community considering bike, trike and skateboard ban

A proposal to ban children from riding any kind of wheeled vehicle or toy could have a big impact on how children are allowed to play outside in one west Houston community.

Space City turns into Race City as Grand Prix of Houston revs up

For the next three days, Space City turns into the Race City.

Web posting prompts more questions about Texas border problems

A posting on a federal website is prompting new questions from lawmakers about why swifter action was not taken to help secure our southwestern border.

Teen hides in closet during home invasion in NW Harris County

Two men have been arrested in connection with the home invasion.

Customers, employees terrorized during bank robbery

Investigators searching for men who held up a bank in Montgomery County.

911 call released of plane's emergency landing in parking lot

A 911 call was released of a small plane's emergency landing last week in a northwest Houston parking lot.

911 call released of mother who had baby stolen in car

A woman makes a frantic call for help after her vehicle is stolen with her child inside.

Tornado touches down in Liberty County during severe weather

A Tornado Warning for Liberty, Polk and San Jacinto counties has expired after several thunderstorms and a reported tornado moved through the area Friday.

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Gator spotted at Fort Bend County fast food restaurant

People trying to make a fast food run at a Fort Bend County McDonald's were greeted by a unexpected guest.

Security guard foils art heist in downtown Houston

Security guard foils art heist in downtown Houston

Two men are in jail after security guards at Houston's Chase Tower were able to thwart a bold art heist.

Body of man who stole van from UH campus recovered in bayou

Police recovered the body of a man who crashed a stolen van in the bayou Tuesday.

HPD: Grandson beats ailing grandmother who kicked him out after theft

A man pummeled his own grandmother who was kicking him out of her home after discovering he was stealing from her, Houston police said.

Deputies: Store manager shoots man in self-defense

A man is in critical condition after a store manager says he shot him in self defense.

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Pearland couple charged in stabbing of Santa Fe man

A married couple has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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3 more arrested in March fatal shooting in SE Houston

A total of eight people have been charged in arrested for a homicide.

Robbers ram car into convenience store

Robbers ram car into convenience store

Police are searching for the robbers who crashed a car through the front doors of a north Houston convenience store.

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Driver hits pedestrian, not expected to face charges

Police said a driver won't face charges after he hit a pedestrian in north Houston.

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