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Whole Foods recalls croissants

Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.

Texting while driving ban could revive after Gov. Perry leaves office

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

Customers in Kemah Walmart on lock down, bomb squad investigating

Customers were placed on lock down in a Walmart as a bomb squad investigated a threat in the store's parking lot.

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Texas EquuSearch, FAA, at odds over drone use

A Texas-based group of volunteers involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities for using drones in their work.

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Gov. Perry's pick for Texas A&M president resigns

A top Texas A&M University executive who Gov. Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president has resigned after not getting the job.

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Argument at house party ends in shooting

Police are looking for the person who shot a man at a southeast Houston house party.

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Arson crews investigating cause of apartment fire

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what started an apartment fire in northwest Houston.

Pursuit kills teen

17-year-old killed after chase ends in crash

A teenager is dead after sheriff deputies say he led them on a chase on a 4-wheeler.

Houston company subject of nationwide complaints

More than 50 nationwide customers of a local business are complaining they aren’t getting merchandise purchased through the Sunshine Kitty website, Local 2 Investigates has found.

Easter Bunny pops big question at Houston Galleria

Two days before Easter it isn't that odd to see a bunny on ice skates doing laps at the Galleria ice rink.

Child killed, several injured in 4-vehicle accident on Highway 290

A child is dead and several are injured in a four-vehicle accident, according to officials.

Pregnant woman attacked during home invasion

A pregnant woman was attacked during a home invasion in southwest Houston.

HPD: Security guard shot to death protecting condo complex

A killer is on the loose early Friday morning after a security guard was shot and killed outside a southwest Houston condominium complex.

Galveston concerned about possible return of '90s beach party

The city of Galveston is bracing for what appears to be a possible return of the island's epic '90s beach party.

Homeowner shot in NW Harris County home invasion

Authorities say a homeowner was shot after a man tried to break into his northwest Harris County home.

Group of kids take car for joy ride, crash into yard

Authorities say a group of kids took a car for a joy ride in a northwest Harris County neighborhood.

Creepy baby watching burglary suspect charged

A man accused of lurking over a child's crib after breaking into a family's home has been charged with three counts of burglary.

Twin brothers fight off carjacker

A painful lesson with a very lucky outcome for a family in San Antonio. The parents watched as a car thief drove off with their car and their three children inside.

Woman dies, man wounded in west Houston shooting

Police say a woman is dead and a man was wounded after a shooting in west Houston.

Birds use homeowner's mailbox as nest

The mail box at Eddie Stakes' home in west Houston is stuffed with twigs and sticks making up the wren's nest that's been there for several weeks

Shot fired during attempted robbery of armored van in NE Houston

Authorities are searching for a group of men who ambushed an armored van in northeast Houston during an attempted robbery.

Missing vehicle at center of Bolivar double-murder mystery found

Local 2 News has learned that a key piece of evidence at the center of a double-murder mystery in Bolivar has been recovered.

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Freebie Friday: Easter weekend, Earth Day events

It's Easter weekend which means Easter egg hunts for the kids, plus Earth Day celebrations and more in this week's Freebie Friday.

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.

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FBI investigating armed robbery at Chase Bank

Authorities are searching for the two armed men who they say robbed a Chase Bank in northwest Harris County.

HISD: Nearly 8% of bus drivers did not report to work on Good Friday

Houston ISD says nearly 8 percent of its school bus drivers did not report to work on Good Friday.

U.S. arrests about 80 immigrants at South Texas camp

At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.

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Report: FBI probe includes legal work by Wendy Davis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the agency.

March of Dimes Easter bunny visit

Some area families got an early visit from the Easter bunny thanks to the March of Dimes and the Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

Man's body found in middle of north Houston street

Police are investigating a murder after a man's body was found in the middle of a north Houston street.

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Texas unemployment rate slips to 5.5 percent in March

The Texas unemployment rate has slipped to 5.5 percent.

Firefighters respond to house fire in Galena Park

Fire officials are investigating a house fire in Galena Park.

Galveston church damaged by Ike to reopen

A historic Roman Catholic church in Galveston closed since Hurricane Ike damaged it in 2008 reopens this weekend.

UT won't remove maroon bluebonnets from campus after all

Maroon bluebonnets will be allowed to remain on the University of Texas campus in Austin after mysteriously appearing in the shadow of the UT Tower.

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Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

4 arrested in Lake Conroe-area crime spree

A group was arrested after authorities say they went on a crime spree in the Lake Conroe area.

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Deep fryer starts fire at restaurant

A deep fryer is being blamed for a  fire that damaged a southeast Houston restaurant.

Burglar steals cigarettes from Southwest Houston CVS Pharmacy

Burglar steals cigarettes from CVS Pharmacy

Houston police are searching for the burglar who stole cigarettes from a southwest Houston CVS Pharmacy.

Accident blocking NB lanes of 610 West Loop at Hempstead

A multi-vehicle accident is blocking three center lanes of the 610 West Loop northbound before Hempstead Road.

Vacation rental warning

Renting someone's home for a vacation instead of staying in a pricey hotel is a huge travel trend right now. But vacation rentals can come with some risk.

Driver fires shot to protect himself during road rage incident

A driver said he was forced to protect himself by shooting at another driver who punched him during a road rage incident.

Meet J.J. Watt's friend Trey

J.J. Watt's friend Trey Brandt had no idea the star defensive end for the Texans was going to post a video on Facebook and Instagram of the two of them playing football.

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Astros Lose to Royals 6-4

Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Man dubbed as 'Lunch Angel' strikes again in bigger way

A man whose been dubbed the 'Lunch Angel' is back at it, paying off delinquent school lunch accounts, but this time he's doing it a little differently.

Former senior police officer appointed U.S. marshal

Gary Blankinship has been appointed as a U.S. Marshal for the southern district of Texas.

Lee High School soccer team overcomes odds to reach state

On the outskirts of the Galleria, there's a school where sports take a backseat to the game of life.

21st annual Luncheon and Business Expo held in downtown Houston

Lieutenent Gov. David Dewhurst was in Houston Thursday, speaking to a crowd of more than 1,500 business and community leaders at the Luncheon and Business Expo put on by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Surveillance video released in gun shop burglary

Police are hoping newly released surveillance video will help them find the burglars who stole several weapons from a gun shop on Houston’s southwest side.

West, Texas recovering year after deadly blast

Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.

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Missing Magnolia teen returns home after allegedly being kidnapped

A missing teenage girl returned home to Magnolia Thursday afternoon, after a former family friend allegedly kidnapped her.

Former student arrested after making online threat

A former student at Splendora High School has been arrested after police say he posted a threat on Facebook about a school shooting.

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HISD: Loaded gun found in middle school student's backpack

It's the second time in three weeks that a loaded gun was found in a student's backpack at Cullen Middle School.

Denny's employee pistol-whipped during armed robbery

Authorities are looking for three men who they say held the customers and employees at gunpoint at a northwest Harris County restaurant.

Chalk Jesus: Texas church goes for world record chalk portrait

Just days before Easter, a North Texas church is attempting a world record size chalk portrait of Jesus Christ.

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature food condemned

Keeping food at the right temperature is a big part of running a restaurant. It prevents food borne illnesses and it's required by the health department. But Houston inspectors found plenty of temperature problems in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Man wanted for 'slider' thefts at Houston-area gas stations

Police are hoping newly released surveillance video will help them find a man wanted for stealing a woman's purse while she pumped gas. 

Threatening note found in Lone Star College restroom

Lone Star College System Police are investigating after a threatening handwritten note was found in one of the men's restrooms on the North Harris campus.

Car plunges into neighborhood pool

Harris County deputies were called to a strange scene in northwest Houston where they found a car completely submerged in a neighborhood pool.

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Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

The family of a missing teen breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after learning their 14-year-old daughter is safe.

Man wanted in stabbing death in Pasadena

Police are searching for a man they say stabbed another man to death in Pasadena.

Mobile home robberies under investigation

Police are investigating a series of robberies at a mobile home park in southeast Houston.

5 men arrested in prostitution sting

Five men have been arrested after a prostitution sting in northwest Harris County.

Police search for clues one year after triple murder

Houston police are looking for clues on the one-year anniversary of a murder that left three people dead.

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TDCJ van carrying prisoners rolls over near El Campo

All northbound lanes of Highway 59 near El Campo are closed after a Texas Department of Criminal Justice van carrying prisoners crashed around 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

Man uses rock to bust inside Houston business

Authorities say a man is in custody after he used a rock to break into a north Houston business.

Help find man wanted for child sex charges from 2003

Authorities are asking for help as they continue searching for a man wanted for child sex charges.

UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled, missing Magnolia girl found safe

The Amber Alert for the missing Magnolia girl has been cancelled after she was found safe in South Texas.

Car hits parked car in driveway of Houston home

Car hits parked vehicle in driveway of Houston home

Houston police say a driver lost control and slammed into a car that was parked in a driveway Thursday morning.

Inbound North Freeway lanes reopen at Little York Rd.

An accident scene has cleared after blocking three inbound right lanes of the North Freeway at Little York Road.

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Murder-suicide under investigation in Conroe

Montgomery County sheriff deputies are investigating what led to an apparent murder-suicide in Conroe.

Caught on tape: Thieves target traveler

Edward Ascue was about to board a flight to Mexico, but before he did he stopped at a gas station in the 15600 block of JFK Boulevard to fill up his rental car, he had no idea he was about to become a crime victim.

Kingwood shooting leads to large drug bust

Kingwood shooting leads to drug bust

A shooting at a Kingwood apartment complex turned into a drug bust early Thursday morning.

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$1.3M worth of drugs confinscated in drug bust

A woman is facing a serious charge after being busted with more than 40 pounds of illegal drugs at a border check point.

Manhunt after high-speed chase in Houston neighborhood

Police searched for hours early Thursday morning after a high-speed chase suspect escaped into a northwest Houston neighborhood.

Air traffic controller helps save pilot lost in clouds above

Being an air traffic controller is considered one of the most stressful jobs in the world.

Local church facing $380K parking dispute

A church is facing a parking dispute with a Meyerland Plaza Mall realty company.

Crook steals tools, cases neighborhood

A northwest Harris County family is unhappy and in fear after thieves broke in and stole valuable property from outside their home -- and they have the video to prove it.

Gun found in student's backpack

Parents at one Katy Independent School District school are on alert after a gun was found in a student's backpack.

Conroe police arrest 'jugging' suspect

Conroe police said they have arrested a suspect who is accused of following a man Tuesday, after he made a withdrawl from a bank.

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SpaceX will try again Friday to launch station cargo

SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station.

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Memorial Hermann flagship hospital prepares for expansion

Memorial Hermann's flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center is preparing for a major expansion.

Team USA Olympians visit Houston students

Three Team USA winter olympians visited a Houston school Wednesday morning.

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Teen found shot to death in SW Houston ID'd

A teenager found dead on a sidewalk in southwest Houston Monday morning has been identified. 

Crime trend: Bank customers followed

A woman was leaving this Wells Fargo parking lot when she noticed she was being followed. But in this case those criminals were caught before they even had a chance to steal anything.

Sleeping 4-year-old left in cab safely reunited with family

A child has been reunited with its family after being left in a taxi cab in northwest Harris County.

UPDATE: Both suspects in custody, Katy ISD schools lift 'secure mode'

Two Katy Independent School District schools have lifted their "secure" modes after authorities have taken to men into custody.

City council members push to expand Houston's downtown district

Houston City Council members voted Wednesday to grant tax incentives to developers in an effort to lure more residents and retailers in the heart of downtown.

League City father charged with injury to a child

League City police have arrested a father after doctors determined his baby was severely injured.

5 men wanted in armed robbery at pawn shop

Police are hoping surveillance photos will help them locate the five men wanted for robbing a pawn shop in north Houston.

Cy-Fair ISD middle school evacuated for fire

Authorities have evacuated a Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District middle school for a fire.

Hwy 290 outbound lanes shut down at West Rd.

All outbound mainlanes of Highway 290 between Pinemont Drive and West Road are closed for a multi-vehicle accident.

KPRC photojournalist John Treadgold

No students injured in Spring ISD school bus accident

Authorities are investigating an accident involving a Spring ISD school bus.

5 men who held 115 people in stash house plead guilty

Five men have entered guilty pleas to federal charges after police say they held 115 people for ransom inside a house in south Houston.

Victims in Texas fertilizer blast choose closure over answers

Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.

Houston moves toward innovative recycling plan

A woeful recycling rate is prompting Houston officials to consider building an innovative $100 million plant that would sort and separate mixed residential trash.

Once-conjoined twins leave hospital

Conjoined twins separated last summer are set to be released from a Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth.

Houston man faces charges in Direct TV burglary, chase

Police say Houston man faces charges after he stole items from a Direct TV store and led police on a chase.

Paul McCartney plans June concert in Lubbock

Lubbock and Texas Tech University officials have announced that Paul McCartney will perform in the West Texas city June 14.

UPDATE: Missing elderly man killed in North Freeway accident

Houston police are asking for help as they try to find a missing elderly man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. 

Man hit, killed crossing North Freeway lanes ID'd as missing person

Police say the elderly man who went missing earlier this week was hit and killed by two vehicles while trying to walk across a Houston freeway.

Trending: Why taking a selfie next to a moving train is a bad idea

Guy tries to take selfie next to a moving train and gets kicked in the head

Crews to assess damage to rig hit by large wave

The owner of an offshore drilling rig is waiting for weather off the Texas coast to improve to assess damage to the rig after it was struck by a large storm wave.

Crime Stoppers of Houston

Man wanted by police to face child sex charges

Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who faces child sex charges.

Parents camp out for pre-K registration

Parents camped out overnight outside Barbara Bush Elementary for a chance to enroll their kids in the school's pre-kindergarten program.

HPD searching for elderly woman missing from group home

Houston police are looking for an elderly woman who went missing from a group home in southwest Houston.  

Convicted killer of 3 set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.

KPRC's Courtney Gilmore

HPD: Man beaten, another choked to death after road rage incident

A minor fender-bender Tuesday led to a deadly case of road rage near the Texas Medical Center.

Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

Katy Freeway lanes reopen at Washington

All inbound lanes of the Katy Freeway at the Washington Avenue/Westcott Street exit have reopened after an accident. 

Creepy burglar stares at sleeping baby

Officials searching for the a burglary suspect who is seen on home video surveillance walking through the victims' home and staring at their infant while they slept.

18-wheeler accident spills fuel on North Freeway

18-wheeler accident spills fuel on North Freeway

An accident involving an 18-wheeler slowed traffic to a crawl in north Houston Wednesday morning.

Teens lead police on chase in stolen pickup

Two teenagers were taken into custody after police say they stole a pickup truck and led officers on a chase.

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Sketch released in Missouri City stabbing

Police are hoping a newly released sketch will help them find the man who stabbed a college student during a burglary at a home in Missouri City.

McDonald's manager pistol-whipped during violent robbery

Police are searching for the three armed men they say robbed the McDonald's in northwest Houston late Tuesday night.

Parents sue hospital after infant daughter dies during sleep study

Last Thursday Quyen Hasenmyer checked into Texas Childrens Hospital's West Campus with her 9-month-old daughter Violet for a routine sleep study. Two days later, she and her husband made the difficult decision to take the infant off life support and allow her to die.

Astronaut's space secret revealed on big screen

An accomplished astronaut flew three shuttle missions and logged more than 12 hours of spacewalk. Yet for 17 years, Rich Clifford, a handful of NASA officials and a Houston doctor were guarding a secret that made his triumphs all the more impressive.

Julian Castro, Dan Patrick debate immigration

Prominent Texas figures in the debate over the country's immigration policies took their dispute from Twitter to the airwaves on Tuesday, facing off in person for audiences on the Internet and Spanish-language television.

Offshore drilling rig taking on water in Gulf of Mexico

An offshore drilling rig is taking on water but is stable after being hit by a large storm wave off the Texas coast.

Man accused of sexually assaulting three children appears in court

The man who is accused of sexually assaulting three children, including a 10-year-old girl at her mother's birthday party appeared in court today.

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BP: Active shoreline clean-up after Gulf oil spill ends in Louisiana

Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, BP has ended its "active" cleanup of Louisiana's coast.

Homicide investigation underway after body found in waterway

A homicide investigation in underway after a body was found in a waterway off Cottontail Drive and Pleasant View Lane.

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Three arrested after leading officers on chase

Three people were arrested after leading officers and deputies on a chase in northeast Houston.

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Paying tribute to 911 dispatchers

It's National Public Safety Telecommunications week!

Texas City dike, Galveston's east beach reopen following oil spill

The Texas City dike and Galveston's east beach reopened Tuesday, three weeks after the Houston Ship Channel oil spill.

Stepmom of abused boy will not get custody of her biological kids

A woman at the center of a troubling child abuse case involving her 5-year-old stepson learned Tuesday that she will not get custody of her six biological children.

Houston runner returning to Boston Marathon one year later

The two explosions at the Boston Marathon forever changed the 26.2 mile courses at marathons held around the world. 

Rise in food prices leads to menu changes

From beef to limes to avocados, the cost to eat is going up. Some farm to table restaurants are having to make changes as a result.

New mascots revealed for 4 HISD schools

Four HISD schools learned which mascot they will be cheering for in the upcoming school year.

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UT-Austin to remove maroon-colored Bluebonnets

University of Texas officials have announced how they will take care of an apparent prank by Aggies.

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March of Dimes 'CineMama' app helps promote healthy pregnancies

For many moms, it may seem like pregnancy goes by so fast, but now there's a high tech way to remember every moment forever.

3 arrested in suspected robbery spree, 1 still on the run

Deputies arrested two men and one woman they believe are behind a robbery spree, but officials are still looking for one more suspect.

Silver Alert: Help find missing elderly Houston woman

Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for a missing elderly woman from the Houston area. 

Crews work to repair water main break in SW Houston

City workers are repairing a water main break along a busy road in southwest Houston.

City Council to vote on anti-hoarding ordinance in Houston

Houston City Council will vote on an anti-hoarding ordinance at its meeting Wednesday.

Man suffers medical condition, drives into creek

Authorities are investigating an accident after they say a man crashed his vehicle into a creek inside George Bush Park.

No weather make-up day for CFISD students

Students in Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District will not have to make up an inclement weather day.

Dominique Sachse

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates 90th birthday

Former President George H.W. Bush doesn't turn 90 until June 12 but that didn't stop him, along with family and friends, from celebrating Monday night in southwest Houston.

Man gets 4 years in deadly innocent bystander shooting

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison after firing a shot that ricocheted off the ground and struck and killed a bystander during an altercation outside a Texas City convenience store.

Runner dies after collapsing in Galveston half marathon

A woman has died after collapsing at the finish line of a half marathon in downtown Galveston over the weekend.

HPD: Burglar drops in through roof, targets slot machines

Police said they are looking for a burglar who broke into a north Houston market through a hole in the roof.

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Major wreck shuts down part of Highway 288

Getting out of the Pearland area on Highway 288 was harder than usual Tuesday morning.

Man's body found behind dumpster in SW Houston

A death investigation is underway in southwest Houston after a man's body was found behind a dumpster.

Trending: Applicants get big surprise during interview for 'World's Toughest Job'

Twenty four people interview for the #WorldsToughestJob. Their reactions and surprise says it all!

Hwy 288 SB lanes, North Freeway inbound reopen

All of the southbound mainlanes of Highway 288 have reopened after an accident before the Sam Houston Tollway. The North Freeway has also reopened near Conroe after an 18-wheeler overturned.

Companies offer tax day freebies

Companies offer Tax Day freebies

Tax season is here, and whether you owe money, or you're getting a refund, some businesses are trying to make the day a little easier by offering some tax day freebies.

Caught on tape: Men follow woman from bank

A woman leaving a bank may have been followed by two men who tried to smash in the driver's side window of her truck while she sat in the front seat.

What is a bitcoin?

You may have heard of a bitcoin, but do you know what it is?

Car hits pole, fence & home in west Houston

A driver lost control and slammed into a home on Memorial and Kirkwood.

Deadly apartment fire under investigation

Prairie View Police are searching for those responsible for shooting a man and setting his apartment on fire.

Confirmed tornado touches down in Lovelady

One person was injured after a confirmed tornado touched down in Lovelady, south of Crockett, early Sunday evening.

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Man charged in deadly car crash apologizes to victims

A man charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault following a deadly weekend crash is sending a message of apology to his victims.

Space-X rocket launched delayed until at least Friday

Workers detected a helium leak before the scheduled launch Monday afternoon. Testing for part of this flight started in McGregor, Texas, west of Waco.

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Woman's boyfriend accused of beating baby

A Houston couple is in jail, in connection with a serious case of child abuse.

Thousands without power across Houston area due to weather

Thousands of Houston-area residents are without power as a storm moves into the area Monday afternoon. 

KPRC's Phillip Mena

HPD: Loaded gun found at IAH

Police say a gun was found inside a passenger's carry-on baggage at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Dominique Sachse Golf Classic raises money for UH student-athletes

It's an annual event that over the years has brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the University of Houston.

Ex-detention officer arrested for giving vodka, tobacco to inmate

A former Harris County Sheriff's Office detention officer faces charges after authorities say she gave vodka and tobacco to a jail inmate.

Couple injured in home invasion, shooting

Authorities are investigating a home invasion and a shooting in north Harris County.

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2 wanted in storage facility theft

The search is on for the two men authorities say were caught on camera stealing from a northwest Harris County storage facility.

Trending: Is this the worst Wheel of Fortune contestant ever?

Wheel of Fortune contestant mispronounces phrase and loses $1 million in prize cash.

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Man accused of impersonating sheriff's deputy

A man is accused of impersonating a sheriff's deputy after a minor car crash in southeast Houston.

Fire chief urges changes ahead of West plant explosion anniversary

This week's anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities.

KFC debuts 'Chicken Corsage' just in time for prom season

Fast food restaurant KFC wants you to impress your date with their new chicken corsage.

State to take over Beaumont ISD

Beaumont Independent School District is being taken over by the Texas Education Agency after being investigated over its finances and its handling of services to disabled students, officials announced Monday.

Texas grand jury to be seated in Gov. Rick Perry ethics case

A Texas judge was expected to seat a grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors last year.

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Drunken driver charged in fatal crash

A woman was killed when a drunk driver hit the car she was sitting in on Sunday morning.

KPRC photojournalist John Treadgold

2 men wanted in ACE Cash Express robbery

The search is on for the two men who police say robbed a check cashing company in northeast Houston.

Stephanie Forman and Christopher Scholes

Drugs, $16K seized during arrest in La Porte

Police say a woman was arrested for drug possession after she was acting erratically at a store in La Porte.

Man dies after crashing motorcycle

Officials say a man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle in southeast Houston.

2 die in deadly crash on Gulf Freeway

Police are investigating a deadly crash on the Gulf Freeway.

HPD officer hits and kills pedestrian

HPD officer hits, kills pedestrian

A man was killed Saturday night when a Houston police officer hit him with an department-issued pickup on Highway 288.

Man wanted for sexually assaulting 4-year-old

Man wanted for sexually assaulting girl, 4

Houston police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

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Employer: Body found near park likely missing teen

A body was found Saturday morning floating in water, not far from where a 19-year-old was last seen Tuesday night.

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HFD brownouts causing concern

Bryan Sky-Eagle of the Houston Firefighter's Union said a brownout is causing up to seven minute delays, making all the difference between life and death.

Man stabs one person and cuts another, claims self defense

Man stabs 1, cuts another; claims self defense

The Harris County District Attorney's Office said a man who stabbed another person Sunday morning likely would not face charges.

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DPS: Alcohol played role in deadly rollover in Alvin

A man is dead after a rollover accident in Brazoria County early Sunday morning, the Department of Public Safety said.

Man killed after drifting out of lane and crashing into metal railing

Harris County deputies said a driver was killed when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed on Sunday.

Military family searches for missing dog

A Houston soldier is reaching out for the public's help following the theft of her beloved pet.

Woman arrested after high-speed chase

A woman is in custody after police say she led them on a high-speed chase.  

HPD: Driver takes out signs, hits pedestrian in SW Houston

A woman has been arrested after a destructive drive in a southwest Houston neighborhood, police said.

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Car crashes into day care

Workers pulled a smashed-up Chevy Camaro from inside the Raintree Academy Day Care Center Sunday night.

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HISD students face off in head-to-head culinary challenge

It’s a head-to-head challenge against their peers. Students from the Houston Independent School District are battling it out in the kitchen, seeing who can create the healthiest, most delicious school lunch.

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NFL player takes Houston teen to prom

For most, prom night is one of the most memorable moments of a young girls life. For 18-year-old Taylor Kirkwood, Saturday night was her special night.

Man shot and killed in hotel lobby

Man shot, killed in hotel lobby

Detectives took several people into custody after a man was shot and killed in the lobby of a hotel on Friday night.

Lawmaker calls for review of Houston-area halfway house

A state lawmaker is calling for a review of security procedures at a Houston-area halfway house that has had 100 parolees flee from it in the past four years.

Democrat Wendy Davis calls for universal pre-K in Texas

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling for pre-kindergarten for all Texas youngsters — fresh off a much-publicized chat with President Barack Obama,

Man shot in the leg during fight outside bar

Man shot in the leg during fight outside bar

Deputies were looking for the man who they said shot another man outside of a bar early Saturday morning.

Police search for fourth teenager after chase

Police search for fourth teenager after chase

Police were looking for a fourth teenager after a chase in North Houston on Saturday.

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Mother travels to Texas to search for missing son

Authorities in Texas and Louisiana are searching for a teenager who went missing in Channelview.

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Police: Man attacks woman inside apartment laundry room

Houston police said a man attacked and tried to rape a woman inside an apartment complex laundry room.

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Local Girl Scouts sending cookies to troops overseas

Staff members in Clear Lake pack boxes with everything from toiletries, to snacks, to board games. The goods from the nonprofit Help Our Military Endure -- or HOME -- are heading overseas.

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Eviction link exposes computers to virus

Imagine not owning a home yet you receive an eviction notice from a bank signed by a real estate agent. It's Malware in disguise.

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Second woman claims cheer coach sexually assaulted her

A second victim alleging she was sexually assaulted by a cheer coach and gym owner in the Katy area has come forward. Devincent Phillips was arrested Thursday after the new allegations.

Man accused of using other people's credit cards for spending spree

Police want you to take a good look at a man they say is using other people's credit cards to go on a spending spree.

Deputies: Child accidentally hit and killed by pickup

A 4-year-old boy died after being run over by a pickup truck in what appears to be a tragic accident in northwest Harris County.

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Man accused of leaving toddler in home with feces, urine & trash

Court documents state Ransom Davis left a 3-year-old child in a home that contained a large amount of animal feces, urine, trash and shards of glass.

Construction begins on downtown Houston hotel for Super Bowl 2017

Downtown Houston is about to undergo a major transformation as the city prepares to host the Super Bowl in 2017.

Cristo Rey Jesuit students gather to pray for founder battling cancer

Students at Cristo Rey Jesuit Preparatory School gathered Friday to pray for a man they call the foundation of their school: Reverend TJ Martinez.

Life in prison for woman convicted in fatal stiletto stabbing

Ana Trujillo could be seen silently crying Friday when her sentence was handed down in last June's killing of 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson. She was convicted of murder Tuesday.

HPD: Armored van hits, kills child crossing street

A 6-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by an armored van in north Houston.

Boy, 5, found locked in closet released from hospital

A 5-year-old boy who was allegedly starved and forced to live in his father's closet was released from the hospital Thursday. Jordan Bleimeyer will go to live with his great aunt and his biological mother will have access to him.

NAACP slams HISD over handling of Dodson Elementary School closure

NAACP leaders say HISD's school closures unfairly target the black community. Leaders here say if they don't get their way, they could call for civil disobedience.

Bluebonnets at UT Austin feature Aggie maroon

A maroon version of the state flower that's sprouted in the shadow of the University of Texas Tower in Austin has some wondering if it's the work of Aggie pranksters.

Suspects sought in multiple burglaries of pizza places

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects believed responsible for at least four burglaries of Little Caesar's Pizza restaurants around Houston.

Houston fugitive wanted for murder captured in El Salvador

Houston fugitive wanted for murder captured in El Salvador

A Houston fugitive, charged with murdering the mother of his two children, has been captured.

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Freebie Friday: Festivals, fairs and movies

Festivals, fairs, movies and celebrating Mother Earth are just some of the things you can do this weekend without breaking the bank!

Victoria sees goats as firefighting tool

A South Texas city is looking to continue using goats to eliminate fire hazards by having the animals chomp away at heavy, dense brush.

Boy recants story of kidnapping attempt in Baytown

Baytown police say a 12-year-old boy who told them a man tried to kidnap him has admitted he made the whole story up.

Fire breaks out in basement of downtown Houston church

The Houston Fire Department says a transformer caught fire in the basement of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Man arrested for breaking into Richmond clinic

Richmond police have arrested a man they say was caught breaking into a business.

Fort Bend deputy hits teenager on bicycle

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department was investigating after a deputy hit a teenage bicyclist who was riding to school Friday morning.

Man shot during fight over woman

A man was arrested after an argument with his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend escalated to a shooting in the Kingwood area, police say.

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Fire that gutted repair shop under investigation

Arson crews are trying to figure out what started a fast-moving fire inside a repair shop in Channelview.

Driver beat up, robbed at gunpoint in Northwest Harris county

Driver beaten up, robbed at gunpoint in NW Harris County

Sheriff's deputies are looking for the robber who they say beat up a man in northwest Harris County.

Firefighters battle flames at Houston night club

Firefighters battle flames at Houston night club

Houston Fire Department's Arson Bureau is investigating after a fire at a Houston night club.

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DPS: Driver leads troopers on high-speed chase

A Department of Public Safety traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase, crash and take down in Katy early Friday morning, troopers said.

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Couple poses as workers, robs homes

Liberty police said a pair of thieves posed as city employees to get inside an elderly couple's home to steal from them.

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Teens go on carjacking crime spree

Several teens went on a carjacking crime spree Wednesday night, robbing three women in their driveways.

President Obama marks 50th anniversary

A three day civil rights summit has wrapped up in Austin at the LBJ Presidential Library.

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Surveillance video: man slashes 80 tires

A man is facing a serious charge after he was caught on camera slashing 80 tires.

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Baytown amends e-cigarette ordinance

A new city ordinance is toughening up on the sale of e-cigarettes.

Robber injured in shooting

Two teens are accused in a violent robbery that backfired.

Jacinto city police catch suspect in ATM theft

The Jacinto City Police Department is being credited for catching the crook accused of stealing an ATM machine.

Mother accused of poisoning daughter, 4, with salt

A local mother is facing charges after authorities say she poisoned her daughter with salt.

Sheriff's office cases impacted by end to Microsoft XP support

The department's 200-plus investigators at the east Harris County building on Lockwood without internet access at their desks.

Plans of turning Ellington Field into a spaceport

The city of Houston is on its way to possibly being the next city with a spaceport.

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HCSO: Couple stole from cancer patient

Investigators said a cancer patient has been ripped off by his son.

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Man accused of shooting at officers while holding baby

The Chambers County Sheriff's Office said they have arrested a man who lead officers on a chase and then shot at officers while holding a baby in his arms.

HISD board 'tables' issue of closing Dodson Elementary School

The Houston ISD school board met once again to talk about the possible closure of Dodson Elementary School and tabled the issue indefinitely.

HPD: Baby found next to slain couple; suspect sketches released

A young couple is dead and a baby is in Children's Protective Services custody after a neighbor stumbled on a gruesome scene in southwest Houston. Houston police have now released sketches of the two suspects.

Armed men thwarted in attempt to rob bank, rob customers instead

Authorities are investigating after an attempted bank robbery in northwest Harris County.

Local 2 viewers step up to help Down syndrome organization victimized by thieves

After thieves broke into the Down Syndrome Association in northwest Houston, an outpouring of support from the community. Volunteers stepped in to replace the stolen items.

Hazmat crews working to clean up fuel leak in NW Harris County

Hazmat crews are working to clean up fuel from an 18-wheeler fire in northwest Harris County.

Deadly motorcycle accident in east Houston

Authorities are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident in east Houston.

PD: Inmate confesses to murders of a mom, her son from 1985

Pasadena police say they have solved the cold case murders of a mother and her son from nearly 30 years ago.

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Two courthouse security guards facing charges

Two Harris County criminal courthouse security officers are facing charges after authorities say personal items and cash disappeared from people going through security.

Man charged in deputy-involved shooting

A northeast Harris County man has been charged with aggravated assault on a public servant after being shot by a deputy.

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Gasoline prices up nickel across Texas

Retail gasoline prices have risen a nickel this week across Texas.

Traffic stop leads to lengthy chase

Deputies were involved in a lengthy chase in north Harris County Thursday morning.

Woman dies in auto-pedestrian crash

Police say a woman was hit by a car as she was crossing the street in west Houston.

Woman convicted in stiletto heel stabbing case testifies

A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe is testifying during the sentencing phase of her trial.

President Obama, first lady depart Houston

President Barack Obama and the first lady departed Houston on Air Force One from Bush Airport Thursday morning.

Hwy 225 eastbound reopens after motorcycle accident

Highway 225 has reopened after an accident shut down the eastbound lanes near the Beltway 8 East.

1 wounded, 1 in custody after armed robbery at Valero store

Authorities are investigating a shooting in northeast Houston following a robbery at a corner store.

Security increased at HISD school over graffiti

A threatening graffiti message on the side of a Houston ISD elementary school is forcing the district to increase security.

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HFD: Faulty wiring starts house fire in SW Houston

Firefighters are blaming faulty wiring for a fire that gutted part of a southwest Houston home.

Houston police arrest two suspected carjackers after high-speed chase

2 suspected carjackers arrested after high-speed chase

Police take two young men into custody Thursday morning, after a group led officers on a high-speed chase through north Houston.

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HPD: Driver runs stop sign, slams into police car

Two people were treated for minor injuries after a driver ran a stop sign and slammed into a police car in southeast Houston.

Clinton speaks at Civil Rights Summit in Austin

Former President Bill Clinton took the stage as Wednesday's featured speaker at the Civil Rights Summit in Austin to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Bill.

Deputy shoots suspect after foot chase

A man is in critical condition after a deputy shot him, according to officials.

New procedure helps men suffering from hair loss

It's not a cream, a spray or a pill. There's a new solution for male hair loss, that's practically permanent.

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Mother accuses HISD teacher of hitting son

An investigation is underway after a mother accused an elementary school teacher of hitting her son.

Local gay couple wins wedding contest

The American Civil Liberties Union is moonlighting as a wedding planner this month.

Missing kids found safe, 1 in custody after car stolen in west Houston

Houston police searched for two kids who were reported to have been in the back of a carjacked sedan Wednesday morning but a couple of hours after the search, a neighbor said he saw the 11-month-old and 2-year-old playing just a few feet from their apartment in west Houston.

Houston man accused of trafficking children for sex

A 22-year-old Houston man is accused of trafficking children under 18 for commercial sex, said a U.S. attorney.

New hotel to be built in Texas Medical Center

A new hotel will soon be built in the Texas Medical Center.

Mom accused of abandoning baby appears in court

The Houston mother accused of abandoning her daughter at a motel appears before a judge. 

Down syndrome organization targeted by thieves

An organization that caters to Houstonians with Down syndrome and their families was targeted by thieves

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Deputies: Shots fired inside credit union

Witnesses say chaos erupted Wednesday morning when two men walked inside a credit union and started firing shots.

Victim's family testifies in shoe stabbing case

The sister of a man who was fatally stabbed with a stiletto heel by his girlfriend tells jurors his violent death is "like a nightmare" she wishes she could wake up from.

Pearland police investigate suspicious house fire, man's death

Pearland police say a full investigation into the fire will be conducted, but they say the death appears to be self-inflicted.

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HISD: Teachers investigated for testing irregularities could lose jobs

Three Houston ISD teachers could lose their jobs after an investigation into testing irregularities.

Stranger Danger: Katy ISD student nearly abducted

Katy ISD is sending out a warning to parents after a student was nearly abducted.

HPD: Drunken driver hits police officer

A Houston police officer is recovering after a suspected drunken driver hit his squad car late Tuesday night, police said.

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Man convicted of DWI

A Fort Bend County jury has convicted a man of driving while intoxicated.

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Woman accused of assaulting elderly man

A Houston woman is accused of assaulting an elderly man after an incident at a crosswalk.

One dead after crash on East Freeway feeder road

Police are investigating a fatal accident on the East Freeway feeder road overnight.

Houston's allergy forecast: What's with all of the yellow dust?

Even though the yellow dust isn't coating everything, many more people are complaining about their allergies.

Missing boy found in car after police chase

A missing boy is back safe with his mother after police found him in a speeding car.

Man wounded in drive-by shooting

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in southeast Houston that left one man wounded.

Help find man wanted in debit card abuse investigation

Police are hoping newly released surveillance will help them find the man wanted for withdrawing money from a victim's bank account at an ATM in southwest Houston.

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Woman rescued from apartment fire

Firefighters are trying to figure out what started an apartment fire in southwest Houston.

Texas ed board to vote on Mexican-American studies

The Texas Board of Education is expected to vote on a hotly debated proposal that would create a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective.

Man killed crossing Hwy 249 in Northwest Harris county

Man killed crossing Hwy 249 in NW Harris County

A grand jury will decide whether a driver will face charges for killing a pedestrian in northwest Harris County.

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Amber Alert cancelled for Liberty County Teen

An Amber Alert issued for a Liberty County teen has been cancelled, after she is found safe.

Obama to offer solace to nation at Fort Hood memorial

President Barack Obama returns to Fort Hood on Wednesday to mourn with families of those killed last week at the military base and to offer solace to the nation.

JUDGE: Boy, 5, found locked in closet ready to live with great-aunt

A 5-year-old boy who was forced to live in his father's closet will go to live with his great aunt. His mother will have access to him, a judge ruled Tuesday.

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Woman's quest to solve mystery spawned by Hurricane Ike

To most people the guitar with corroded tuning pegs and debris clogged sound hole sitting at a League City auction house was a junked, forgotten instrument. To Kim Clemons, the guitar is a mystery that has to be solved.

Relief for women: Hot flash fixes

Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause, but one that still catches many women off guard.

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Wounded veteran falls victim to job scam

A wounded veteran says scam artists staged an elaborate hoax to dupe her into a check cashing scheme that now has her on the hook for $17,000.

'Dog Whisperer' stepping in to save dog

A judge has decided the fate of a pit bull mix attacked a young girl.

Suspected graffiti artists arrested

Humble police say they've seen a growing graffiti crime trend, but it may have just come to an end.

CHAT RECAP: Your tax questions answered

We're just one week away from the deadline to file taxes. No need to stress out because Local 2 is here to help.

HPD: Carjacking victim kills robber

The tables turned on a carjacker, after his victim ended up shooting and killing the robber with his own gun.

New 'tree' sculpture erected in Upper Kirby area

The sculpture called 'Tree and Three Flowers' is intended to signify growth and potential, to attract tourism and commercial patronage.

DNA identifies suspect in multiple sex assaults

DNA evidence has helped identify a suspect in multiple sex assaults in the southeast Houston area since 1992, according to Houston police.

Four suspects wanted in Katy bank robbery

Four men wanted in Katy bank robbery

Investigators with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office are searching for the armed men involved in a bank robbery in Katy.

Widow faces husband's killer in court after guilty plea

Graye Coody pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the death of Charles "Charlie" Garley in April 2013. His wife came to court Tuesday to look her husband's killer in the eye for the first time. She lost both her husband and her unborn child.

Firefighters battle at least 25 grass fires throughout Houston area

Firefighters were staying busy Tuesday dealing with more than two dozen grass fires in the Houston area.

One injured when tree falls on nursery employee in Spring area

Strong winds are being blamed for a dangerous situation in the Spring area.

Deputies: Half-naked man exposes himself to woman in Heights

A woman said a man exposed himself to her during a Monday evening walk in The Heights.

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CPS granted temporary custody of baby abandoned at motel

The mother who police say abandoned her 5-month-old daughter in a southeast Houston hotel room is charged with endangering her child. 

UPDATE: Hwy 290 inbound lanes reopen after fiery truck wreck

An 18-wheeler accident that shut down Highway 290 southbound between Barker cypress and Cypress North Houston for most of the day Tuesday has been cleared and all lanes have reopened.

Woman found guilty of murder in stiletto stabbing case

A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face with her shoe.

Man dies in crash on East Freeway

Houston police are investigating a deadly crash in east Houston.

'Free Cone Day' at Ben & Jerry's!

Ben and Jerry's is thanking its customers with free ice cream on Tuesday.

HPD: Teens lead officers on chase in stolen pickup

Two teenagers are in custody after police say they led officers on a chase in a stolen pickup truck.

Father-son dancing duo steal the show at UConn vs. Kentucky game

A father and son steal the show when they dance to Pharrell's 'Happy' at the UConn vs. Kentucky NCAA Championship game.

Baby brought to fire station after being abandoned at hotel

A baby is safe tonight at a fire station after being abandoned by her mother.

HPD: Suspected carjacker shot dead by victim

Authorities say a suspected carjacker is dead after the man he tried to pull a gun on shot him.

Social media helps reunite lost dog with owner across Texas

Hercules is a 9-month-old Shih-Tzu poodle who may not be famed warrior like his namesake, but he sure has a tale to tell.

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Civil Rights Summit kicks off in Austin

Former President Jimmy Carter will be the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.

Apartment fire under investigation in north Harris County

Authorities are investigating what sparked a fire at a north Harris County apartment complex. 

Texas considers adding Mexican-American studies course

The Texas Board of Education is considering adding a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, a move that proponents say would give students a deeper understanding of their state.

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Smart 'car tipping' in San Francisco

Vandals in San Francisco pulled an unusual prank on a few car owners in the area.

Houston's top 10 most stolen vehicles in March

Houston's top 10 most stolen vehicles in March

Thieves continue to target pickup trucks more than any other vehicle in Houston.

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Man rescued from car after crashing into tree

Police are investigating what caused a man to crash his vehicle in northwest Houston.

Texas EquuSearch defies government order

The founder of Texas EquuSearch, Tim Miller, plans to fight the Federal Aviation Administration's attempts to prohibit the use of drones in searches for missing people.

Police search for man caught lurking in office buildings

Cool, calm, and collected. That's how authorities describe a man seen casually walking down a hallway in surveillance video obtained exclusively by Local 2.

How to handle a snake bite

Would you know what to do or where to turn if your child is bitten?

Officer shoots suspect during drug bust

A Pasadena officer shot a suspect during a drug bust.

Eagles return to their home in Humble

We've learned that a couple of eagles are slowly returning to their new home in Humble.

Reward offered for recovery of murder victim's car

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers received a donation to be used in the recovery of a car that was taken during the car owner's murder.

Houston restaurateur Damian Mandola arrested again on new charges

Famous Houston restaurateur Damian Mandola was arrested Thursday for an alleged burglary at a  Driftwood winery. Then on Saturday, Mandola was arrested again, this time for aggravated assault and criminal mischief at the same business.

Suspect in Houston-area bank in custody

The suspect in a Fort Bend County bank robbery is in custody.

Spring football coach, team propose to girlfriend using YouTube

A Spring football coach at Westfield High School got creative when he used his players in a YouTube video to propose to his girlfriend.

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Texans fan mistakes man for Arian Foster, tweets photo

Arian Foster corrects a Texans fan who tweets photo with his Doppelgänger.

Boy, 5, found locked in closet making progress at hospital

For the first time we're getting a look at the sweet face of the little boy who was nearly starved to death allegedly at the hands of his family.

District: Elementary school student brings loaded gun to school

A Pasadena ISD elementary school student allegedly brought a loaded gun into his classroom.

Two bus drivers accused of providing alcohol to minors in Kemah

Two charter bus drivers were arrested and charged with furnishing alcohol to minors in Kemah last weekend. 

Oil man's grandson passes away in River Oaks home

The grandson of a legendary Houston oil man passed away in his River Oaks home.

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Two arrested in string of Rosenberg burglaries

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a string of burglaries in Rosenberg.

Truck driver charged in deadly crash

Police say a semi-truck driver should have never been behind the wheel when he caused a deadly accident in southwest Houston.

Fight recreated in fatal stiletto stabbing case; defense rests

Attorneys for a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel used a martial arts expert during her trial on Monday to demonstrate for jurors how they believe she was attacked on the night of the killing.

Mother of baby found in dumpster expresses interest in giving up rights

A teenage mother has expressed interest in relinquishing her rights to her baby boy who was found abandoned in a dumpster in southwest Houston.

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Man, woman wanted for Katy-area pharmacy robberies

The search is on for the man and woman who authorities believe robbed two pharmacies in the Katy area.

2 charged with capital murder in game room shooting

Capital murder charges have been filed against two people in connection to a deadly shooting at a southwest Houston game room.

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HCSO: Bicyclist hit, killed by car in NW Harris County

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly car versus bicycle crash.

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HPD looking for person of interest in deadly shooting, House of Pies robbery

Houston police want to question a man in connection with a deadly shooting at an apartment complex and a robbery at the House of Pies.

Accused murderer due in court in pregnant woman's death

The man charged with murder in the death of a pregnant woman is due in court on Tuesday.

Houston Symphony's 'Soundtrack for the City'

What would a filmed love letter to the city of Houston look and sound like? The Houston Symphony and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau have compiled their own version inspired by the Bayou City.

Severe weather sweeps through southern states

Tornado warnings were issued before the sun even came up in Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center has already issued a Tornado Watch for parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. In all, 67 counties are under the watch until 3 p.m.

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Amber Alert for 10-month-old Missouri City girl canceled

An infant who officials put out an Amber Alert for Saturday was found safe on Sunday in Brooklyn, New York.

Man dies in SUV vs. 18-wheeler crash

Police are investigating a deadly wrong-way crash from early Sunday morning.

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Teen, 18, murdered in broad daylight in southwest Houston

Police are investigating a homicide that happened in daylight near a busy street in southwest Houston.

Man shot to death while sitting in car

Homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting in southwest Houston.

Justin Timberlake announces Houston concert date

Justin Timberlake is bringing his 20/20 Experience World Tour back to Houston.

March oil spill just one of hundreds each year

The March oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel is just one of the hundreds of spills occurring in Galveston Bay each year.

Silver Alert issued for elderly man

Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for an elderly man missing from the San Antonio area.

Suspect in pregnant woman's murder arrested in Mexico

The Gulf Coast Task Force has arrested the man suspected of killing a pregnant woman during a robbery at a strip club.

Mom shot at daughter's birthday party

A mother is now recovering at home after she was shot three times at her 16-year-old daughter's birthday party.

Local rapper murdered in his home

Just a few days before Christmas, only a few hours after celebrating his 6-year-old daughter Aaliana's birthday, a local rapper was shot down and murdered inside the home he had only moved into a few days before.

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Firefighters investigating cause of hotel fire

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what caused a hotel fire in southwest Houston.

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Man killed after pulling gun on deputies

A man is dead after being shot by deputy constables in Montgomery County.

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Four suspects shoot pool hall security guard, take off

Four disgruntled pool hall patrons shot a security guard in the head and took off, police said.

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Constables bust two illegal gaming operations

Just a week after a security guard was killed at a game room, Harris County Constables made several arrests after raiding two other illegal gaming operations in north Houston.

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Would-be thief causes cancellations of little league games

Police are investigating a messy break-in that damaged the West Columbia Little League's concession stand, leaving it and the surrounding area flooded.

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HCSO: Fight, shooting at high school party

The search is on for a shooter who opened fire at a high school house party. One boy was shot twice in the stomach.

North Freeway accidents wreak havoc for drivers

Four separate crashes wreaked havoc for drivers overnight on the North Freeway.

Caught on tape: Second grade boy runs from violent robbery

A Tomball second grader was the first to alert a convenience store full of customers about a robbery Thursday night.

Crowds watch tow truck driver pull brand-new Camaro out of community pool

It's not every day you see a brand new, high performance sports car sitting at the bottom of a swimming pool, but that's exactly what drew a crowd in northwest Harris County.

Botox for skin conditions

It's a chronic skin condition that can have a major impact on your self-esteem and quality of life. But now there's a new way to battle psoriasis, with a proven cosmetic treatment.

Police seek up to 6 gunmen in robbery

Police are looking for men who stole $1,000 from a convenience store in less than a minute.

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Briargrove Park sees rash of burglaries

People living in an upscale neighborhood in West Houston are on alert tonight after a rash of recent burglaries.

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Police believe American Bulldog could be key to solving murder mystery

Sugar Land police believe an American Bulldog could be the key clue to solving a murder.

Mother daughter duo accused of giving illegal butt injections

A mother and daughter are behind bars tonight, accused of giving illegal butt injections.

Small-business owner out thousands after being ripped off by battery thieves

A small-business owner is out nearly $12,000 after he says he was ripped off by battery stealing thieves.

Did oil spill cause dolphin deaths?

It has been two weeks since an oil barge and cargo ship collided in the Houston Ship Channel and now researchers are looking into the possibility that the oil spill may be causing more dolphin deaths than normal.

Pack of dogs attacks boy in east Houston park

A young boy was attacked by a pack of dogs Thursday in an east Houston park. As the victim is recovering, animal control officers are working to capture the dogs.

Body found inside home owned by well-known Houston family

There's a mystery unfolding in one of Houston's most affluent neighborhoods -- a death inside a home that belongs to a well-known family.

Some $100 million club members have Houston connections

The $100 million club has some new members and some familiar names, including some with connections to Houston.

Prosecutors rest case in stiletto stabbing trial

Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel.

HPD: 24 homicide investigations mishandled; officers disciplined

Eight Houston police officers and supervisors were disciplined and one was terminated after an Internal Affairs investigation into processes and procedures within the HPD Homicide Division.

Houston restaurant brawl caught on camera

A Houston restaurant manager and two customers are getting their 15 minutes of fame after a caught on camera fight.

Houston street closing Sunday to encourage exercise & exploration

A busy Houston street will shut down to vehicular traffic on Sunday, in an effort to help families and friends enjoy the streets by walking, running or dancing.

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Freebie Friday: Indoor, family fun!

There are plenty of indoor events to keep the family entertained during this rainy weekend.

Veteran whose home was vandalized dies at 93

The crime occurred just a few weeks after veteran Elbert Wood lost his wife. The community's response to his story was overwhelming. The very next day support for Wood began pouring in.

Help HPD find murder suspect

Police are looking for the person responsible for killing a man back in December.

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Man charged in cockfighting ring bust

A man is charged in connection to a cockfighting ring bust on Houston's south side.

Perry, Cruz visit wounded at Fort Hood in Texas

Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen Ted Cruz say they've visited with military personnel wounded in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood that left four dead and 16 wounded.

School counselor accused of sex with student

An Aldine ISD counselor is off the job after she was accused of having sex with a student.

Most unfaithful Houston neighborhoods are...

A dating website designed for people already in relationships ranked the top ten Houston neighborhoods that have the most affair seekers.

Crews continue to remove oil from Texas shoreline

Authorities say more than 119,000 pounds of oil-soaked sand and debris have been removed from island shorelines tainted by the spill nearly two weeks ago when two vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel.

4 remain hospitalized after deadly Fort Hood shootings

Three people critically injured during this week's shooting spree at Fort Hood have been upgraded to fair condition while a fourth victim awaits discharge.

Help police find missing elderly man

Police are asking for help as they search for an elderly man who has been missing since Tuesday.

3 injured in rollover accident in SW Houston

Police are investigating a rollover accident in southwest Houston.

Man found unconscious in parking lot

Authorities are investigating after an unconscious man was found lying in a parking lot in west Harris County. 

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Man trying to escape gunman shot accidentally by friend

A man is wounded after he tried to break into a northwest Houston apartment.

Woman claims faulty appliance sparked townhome fire

Woman claims faulty appliance sparked townhome fire

A woman is blaming a faulty appliance for sparking a fire at her North Harris County townhome Thursday night.

Man & woman accuse one another of causing crash

Car crashes into home

Harris County sheriff's deputies were not sure who to charge after a car slammed into the corner of a home in northwest Harris County Friday morning.

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Cy-Fair ISD school bus hits traffic light pole; no students on board

Authorities are investigating a school bus accident in northwest Harris County.

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3 sought after Katy Chase bank robbery leaves 2 injured

Law officers are seeking three gunmen after a Katy-area bank robbery left two people hurt.

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Fmr. President George W. Bush calls painting his life's passion

Former President George W. Bush has found painting as his new passion to fill the void in his life after he left the White House.

Fort Hood victim's mom, 77, had just met daughter

The mother of a 37-year-old Illinois soldier killed during an attack at Fort Hood, Texas, says she was reunited less than two weeks earlier with a daughter she gave up for adoption at birth.

Man shot to death in Spring

Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man in Spring.

League City girl, 2, recovering after pit bull attack

League City police said a 2 1/2-year-old girl who was attacked at her apartment by a pit bull is in fair condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Safety review of Fort Hood base to be conducted

People with strong ties to the Army are waiting to officially learn all the names of the fallen, after an army specialist is accused of killing three fellow soldiers and wounding 16 others before killing himself.

Man arrested for throwing concrete rocks at cars; victim speaks

Unsuspecting drivers sitting at the stoplight near the intersection of Monroe Street and the I-45 feeder road in southeast Houston found themselves targeted by a man armed with rocks and pieces of concrete.

Local bride in a battle over wedding photos 6 months after wedding

Wedding day snapshots taken by family and friends are all a woman has to relive one of the happiest days of her life, even though she said she paid a friend to capture every special moment.

Houston online tutoring company growing

It started in a dorm room at Rice University. Eleven years later a Houston man's business is a national success story.

Houston man charged with killing wife after altercation

A Houston man was arrested and charged with killing his wife, officials said.

Families outraged violent sex offenders living in neighborhood

The state has chosen to house violent sexual predators in the Houston area and people in one neighborhood are just finding out.

HPD: 4 students under the influence at local school

Police are looking into an incident at a local middle school campus after HPD received a call about four students who showed up to class "under the influence."

Restaurant Report Card: Pizza, pubs and Asian cuisine

In this week's Restaurant Report Card, Houston health inspectors had their hands full with an array of colorful slime and lots of roaches.

Controversy over HISD makeup day on Good Friday

School was cancelled twice due to Houston's winter weather earlier this year, and HISD scheduled one of those makeup days for Good Friday. That's not sitting well with some.

Learning more about PTSD

April 3, 2014: Officials say the suspected shooter, identified as Spc. Ivan Lopez, was undiagnosed with PTSD and undergoing some type of mental health treatment. Mark Boyle reports.

Online babysitting scheme targets teen

An 18-year-old from Spring almost found herself down $3,000, thanks to a potential client involved in an online babysitting scheme.

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Perry & Buffett promote new job opportunities near Katy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett were near Katy on Thursday.

Mayor Parker delivers State of the City address

Houston Mayor Annise Parker delivers the State of the City address Thursday afternoon.

'Buttoned-up bank robber' wanted by FBI

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force has released surveillance pictures of a man wanted for the robbery of a Cypress-area bank.

Woman rescued after vehicle plunges into Lake Houston

An 'air pocket' saved a woman's life after her vehicle plunged into Lake Houston on Thursday morning, according to authorities.

Soldier from western NY among Fort Hood wounded

An Iraq War veteran from western New York is among the 16 people wounded during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas.

Houston SPCA granted custody of 144 cats removed from home

One week after nearly 150 cats were removed from a northwest Harris County home, the Houston SPCA was granted custody.

Doctor: No more deaths expected from Fort Hood

At least three military personnel remain in critical condition after a gunman at Fort Hood killed three people and wounded 16 others before committing suicide.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 4

A man is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in her home.

Gas prices up by 2 cents across Texas

The average price of gas across Texas is up two cents this week to $3.38, but that is still 14 cents less than a year ago.

Radio show hosts slam MLB player for taking paternity leave

Radio Show hosts Boomer and Carton slam Met's player Daniel Murphy for taking paternity leave.

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Woman sought for allegedly forging stolen check

Samiarae Marian Day is charge with forgery and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. Authorities say Day forged a stolen check that was taken in a vehicle burglary on March 18.

Attempted robbery at La Madeleine

A La Madeleine restaurant in west Harris County opened an hour and a half later than usual on Thursday, after two men attempted to rob two workers.

Driver detained in deadly crash

Authorities are investigating a deadly accident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle.

Police: UH student attacked, robbed on campus

Students at the University of Houston were put on alert Wednesday night after a man attacked a student in a parking lot, the University of Houston Department of Public Safety says.

Houston businesswoman convicted of medical fraud

The operator of a Houston medical supplies company could be sentenced to more than 150 years in prison over a scam involving feeding tubes.

Bicyclist dies after being hit by pickup truck in Galena Park

A bicyclist was hit and killed Wednesday night in Galena Park.

HPD: 2 wounded in shooting at SW Houston apartment

Police say two men were wounded in a shooting at a southwest Houston apartment building.

Search for man suspected of stealing car batteries

The search is on for a man suspected of stealing car batteries from a used car lot in southeast Houston.

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Arson crews investigating warehouse fire

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what started a small fire inside a northwest Houston warehouse.

House of Pies reopens after fire

House of Pies in Upper Kirby reopens after fire

After months of renovations and repairs, the House of Pies on Kirby Drive is back open after a devastating fire.

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HPD: Employee shoots 2 customers during fight over pizza

An argument at a southeast Houston Little Caesars Pizza escalated to a double shooting Wednesday, according to police.

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Four dead, including gunman, & 16 injured in Fort Hood shooting

Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 16 others injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood, officials say.

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Man, 76, accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

Detectives say the victim had been staying after school at his Santa Fe home, where his wife ran an in-home day care.

Local 2 Investigates: In-home flight simulators

A You Tube video shows Zaharie Ahmed Shah, the captain of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, had a fairly elaborate flight simulator set-up.

CPS: Workers in abused boy's case weren't aggressive enough

Child Protective Services says two case workers are on desk duty because of the way they handled the case of the severely malnourished boy who was allegedly abuse and locked in a closet.

Local hospital on probation after transplantable donor heart discarded

Houston Methodist Hospital has been placed on probation because of the way it handled a recent heart transplant case.

Obama: We will get to bottom of Ford Hood shooting

President Barack Obama vowed that investigators will get to the bottom of a shooting incident Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, seeking to reassure the nation whose sense of security once again has been shaken by mass violence.

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Hospitals near Fort Hood getting wounded persons

Wounded patients have begun arriving at hospitals in and near Fort Hood after a shooting rampage on the Central Texas Army post.

Texas lawmakers react to Fort Hood shooting

Lawmakers across Texas reacted to the Fort Hood mass shooting Wednesday.

NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

NASA is suspending its work with Russia except for the International Space Station.

Scene reminiscent of 2009 shooting

The November 2009 attack at Fort Hood happened inside a crowded building where soldiers were waiting to get vaccines and routine paperwork after recently returning from deployments or while preparing to go to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Appeals court: 1 Texas execution back on schedule

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

Unveiling of Martin Luther King Jr. statue rescheduled

The Black Heritage Society is rescheduling the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue.

Thieves caught on camera stealing metal from business

But a gang of thieves in northeast Harris county have stolen almost $200,000 worth of telephone cable in just the last few months.

Liberty County sheriff's deputy imposter barges into home

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a burglar who dresses as a deputy.

Family turmoil surrounded child found starving

Now recovering in a hospital, the boy is being nourished slowly with three 100-calorie meals a day, family members said Tuesday. Over the course of just a few days, he's shown significant progress. He's becoming more talkative with relatives and has done a little walking — something he could not…

Grandmother and 7-month-old granddaughter robbed at knife point

Houston police are searching for the man who robbed a northside woman at knife point as she was walking her 7-month-old granddaughter.

Woman tells police about fatal stiletto stabbing of her boyfriend

A woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel told detectives that her boyfriend had attacked her first and she didn't realize she had hurt him until she saw blood on the floor, according to a police interrogation video played for jurors on Wednesday.

Public art project showcases Texas sculptures in The Heights

Your next trip down Heights Boulevard might be a cultural experience.

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Mayor: Big drop in Houston's homeless population

Mayor Annise Parker has announced a big drop in Houston's homeless population.

Sketch released of attempted kidnapping suspect

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is hoping a newly released sketch will help them find the man wanted in connection to the attempted kidnapping of 12-year-old boy in Humble.

Girl, 17, killed in accident near Bush Airport

Police are investigating a deadly accident near Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Help FBI find suspected child sex predator

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for help as they investigate a man suspected of sexually exploiting a child.

2nd suit filed challenging Texas' new abortion law

An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision in Texas' tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after a federal appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don't impose an undue burden on women's health.

Mattress Mack's latest promotion: Astros win, you win

Apparently giving away more than $8 million in furniture is not enough to stop Mattress Mack from doing it again.

Chilean Consulate in Houston ready to help after earthquake

The Chilean Consulate in Houston is prepared to help Houstonians who may be having trouble contacting loved ones in Chile following Tuesday's deadly earthquake.

Man charged for allegedly stealing HFD ambulance

Charges have been filed against the man accused of stealing an ambulance on Houston's south side Tuesday night.

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High court limits suits over frequent flier miles

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Minnesota rabbi who complained about an airline's frequent flier program is out of luck.

Surveillance video released in deadly game room shooting

Police are hoping surveillance video will help them identify the five people wanted for questioning in the deadly shooting at a southwest Houston game room. 

Voluntary water restrictions in place in Sugar Land

Sugar Land officials say drought-like conditions are requiring them to issue voluntary water restrictions.

Outpatient procedure helps acid reflux sufferers

There's nothing like a delicious, hot, spicy meal, but for millions of Americans, acid reflux can be so bad, sufferers feel as though they're having a heart attack.

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Surveillance photos released in deadly game room shooting

Police are hoping newly released surveillance photos will help them identify the people wanted in connection to a deadly shooting at a southwest Houston game room.

Sugar Land police search for teen in connection with Houston murder

Sugar Land police are searching for a Houston-area teen in connection with the murder of a 33-year-old man.

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Texas school bus driver punished for taunting crying student

A South Texas school bus driver has been disciplined after being heard calling a sobbing student 'crybaby' and urging other children to chime in and mock the girl.

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USDA announces recall of 8,730 pounds of chicken sold in Texas, 14 other states

A food supplier with operations in Oklahoma is recalling more than 8,700 pounds of frozen chicken products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.

610 North Loop WB lanes reopen at Shepherd

Emergency crews have cleared a three-vehicle accident scene that was blocking several lanes of the 610 North Loop westbound at Shepherd Drive.

TEA recommends managers take over Beaumont ISD

The Texas Education Agency has recommended a board of managers take over the Beaumont Independent School District amid financial and leadership concerns.

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Arson crews investigating suspicious fire at vacant house

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire at a home in northwest Houston.

Man arrested for allegedly robbing Dollar General

A man is behind bars after police say they caught him breaking into a store in northwest Houston.

Astros fan attends 53rd opening day

A local 90-year-old man hasn't missed a home opening day since Houston started playing Major League Baseball in 1962 -- 53 home opening games for the Astros and 53 for Cleve Lockett of Houston.

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HPD: 3 robbers hold up Domino's Pizza

Houston police were searching for three men that held up a Domino's Pizza in North Houston Tuesday night.

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2 arrested after drug bust turns into chase

Two men are facing serious charges after a drug bust turned into a chase through northwest Harris County Wednesday morning.

Biological mom asks for custody of son 'locked in closet'

While the boy's father and stepmother are facing child abuse charges in a disturbing case accusing them of locking their son in a closet and not feeding him, the boy's biological mom is fighting for custody of the child.

Jurors shown stiletto heel in shoe stabbing case

A blue suede stiletto heel that prosecutors say a Houston woman used to fatally stab her boyfriend at least 25 times in the face and head was shown at her trial Tuesday.

Car theft trend hits local luxury apartment complex

Residents living at one area apartment complex are fed up with car thefts.

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Police seek 5 wanted in crimes against children

Police are searching for five people who have allegedly committed crimes against children in the Houston area.

Bus driver accused of DWI appears in court

A bus driver accused of driving while intoxicated appeared in front of a judge Tuesday morning, one day after police say he left the scene of an accident while driving kids home from school. The company that hired him says he is now out of a job.

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HCSO uses high-tech scanners to prevent contraband from entering jails

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is using high-tech scanners to help prevent contraband from entering the jail system.

Man & woman sought in suspected stolen check ring

Harris County Financial Crimes investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a man and woman accused of stealing money to pay their bills and buy hundreds of dollars' worth of groceries and other items.

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New plaza and trail unveiled on Houston's East End

Joggers and bike riders have a beautiful new view of the Houston skyline to enjoy while out exercising. The Greater East End District unveiled the Brown Foundation Plaza Tuesday morning.

Video released of METRORail train slamming into vehicle

In the video from both the camera mounted on the side of the train and a surveillance camera above the intersection, you can see the driver maneuver his way around the crossing arm, then the train smashes into the vehicle.

Good Samaritan jumps into action during fatal SW freeway accident

It did not take long for a furniture store manager to respond to a fiery accident in front of his business on the Southwest Freeway near Chimney Rock Monday.

Spring Branch ISD students on alert after man exposes himself to girl

Spring Branch ISD parents and students are on alert after a female student was approached by a man who exposed himself to her.

Worker dies after falling through roof in the Heights

Authorities are investigating a man’s death after he fell through the roof of a building the Houston Heights.

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Man accused of decapitating his girlfriend's pet parrot

Reginald Donahoe is charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals and assault of a family member.

Police: Mother, child attacked by pit bull in League City

Authorities say a mother and her child were both injured after they were attacked by a pit bull in League City.

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Pair accused of stealing IDs of some 600 people

Federal prosecutors say two people are accused of receiving about $1.8 million in fraudulent tax returns by stealing the personal information of more than 600 people.

Perry: Texas won't follow parts of jail rape law

Gov. Rick Perry says Texas won't comply with parts of a federal law that adds new regulations intended to prevent prison rape.

United launches service from Houston to Atlantic City

The airline will run one roundtrip flight from Houston and Chicago each day.

Houston police seek ex-guard in pregnant woman's death

Houston police are searching for an ex-security guard at a strip club where a pregnant cleaning woman was found slain following a robbery.

Big Foot a hoax, says man who claimed to kill it

The man who claims to have killed Big Foot says the body he's shown off across Texas is fake.

Access restricted as oil seeps onto Padre Island

Authorities are restricting access to the beaches of Padre Island as oil seeps ashore more than a week after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled in the Houston Ship Channel.

20 charges added in South by Southwest fatal crash

A driver already charged with murder is facing 20 new charges of aggravated assault after he plowed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin.

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$13,000 reward for sex offender from Spring

Juan Carlos Pena is on the state's list of 10 most wanted sex offenders. His last known address was in Spring.

Man wounded in Richmond shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in Richmond which left one man wounded.

Long-time groundskeeper ready for Astros' Opening Day

A groundskeeper at Minute Maid Park has been tending to the field for more than 40 years.

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Man accused of sneaking into Rice college, fondling sleeping students

Rice University police reported the arrest of a man who is accused of sneaking into two university dorm rooms and fondling students while they were asleep.

HPD continue investigating fatal SW Freeway crash

Houston police are investigating the fatal crash that closed the outbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway for several hours Monday afternoon.

School bus driver charged with driving while intoxicated

A school bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated after being arrested while taking students home Monday afternoon.

HPD: Masked man attacked Whataburger worker

A Whataburger employee is recovering from wounds after he was attacked Tuesday morning in southeast Houston, police said.

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Astros ready to kick off 2014 season

The Houston Astros are set to kick off the 2014 season Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Bar employees chase burglars, 2 arrested

Bar employees chase burglars, duo arrested

Employees at a southeast Houston bar helped police catch two would-be burglars Tuesday morning.

Imposter Facebook pages, ads pose dangers

Think twice before clicking on Facebook ads and posts promoting deals and discounts from companies like Walt Disney World and Southwest Airlines.

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Houston woman fooled into paying $14K for fake diamonds

A Houston grandmother said she was forced to hand over $14,000 to a couple of crooks.

Woman hit while jaywalking

Woman hit by car while jaywalking

A woman was in the hospital in serious condition Tuesday morning after she tried to cross the street and was hit by a car.

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Man found in ditch, shot

A man is recovering in the hospital after he was found shot, lying in a ditch.

Texas oil spill: Recorded moments before impact

Local 2 Investigates has obtained the "captain to captain" conversation that took place via two-way radio just before the ship channel collision March 22.

Father, stepmother accused of locking son in closet

Authorities are investigating a father and stepmother who are accused of locking their 5-year-old son in a closet in their Spring home.

Police chase ends with crash, arrests in NE Harris County

Two robbery suspects are in custody and a third is on the loose after they led officers on a chase in north Harris County, police said.

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HPD investigating in-custody death

A man arrested on assault accusations died in Houston police custody.

HCSO: Family carjacked, 2 men arrested

Two men were arrested after investigators said they carjacked a family outside a north Harris County sporting goods store.

Firefighters respond to 2-alarm apartment fire

Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire at a west Houston apartment complex.

Prosecutor: Woman stabbed boyfriend 25 times with stiletto heel

A Houston woman attacked her boyfriend in a fit of rage, sat on him after knocking him down and then stabbed him to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.

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United Airlines to install nearly 500 charging stations across network

There's help on the way for travelers to help keep electronics charged.

Man sentenced to 20 years in decades-old murder case

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a nearly 30-year-old murder case in Galveston County.

Guilty verdict in decades-old murder case in Galveston County

A jury has handed down a guilty verdict in a nearly 30-year-old murder case in Galveston County.

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Ray Hutchison, husband of ex-US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, dies at 81

Attorney Ray Hutchison, a former legislator, gubernatorial candidate and the husband of former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, has died. He was 81.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities seize more than $1.6M in marijuana

At least one arrest has been made following a major marijuana bust in Harris County.

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Texas faces final health insurance enrollment push

Hundreds of uninsured people waited in lines at hospitals, multicultural centers and other sites across Texas on Monday, hoping to buy a health insurance plan through President Barack Obama's federal marketplace before an 11 p.m. CDT enrollment deadline.

Shooting suspect ordered to have no contact with KTRK

The woman accused of shooting into Channel 13’s southwest Houston studios appeared in court Monday.

Houston Humane Society releases dog safety tips

The Houston Humane Society put together information to keep in mind when you are approached by an unknown dog or bitten.

Overheated battery causes brief evacuation at LBJ Hospital

Authorities say an overheated battery caused caused a brief evacuation at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) said.

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HPD: Kids beaten because they didn't do homework

Houston police arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted several members.

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Neighbors find body of shooting victim outside home

The Houston Police Department is asking for the public's help tracking down the person who shot a man to death outside of a home in southeast Houston.

Jury selection begins in stiletto heel murder trial

Jury selection began Friday in the trial of the woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a stiletto heel.

Officers catch two men breaking into The Metal House Inc.

Officers catch two men breaking into The Metal House Inc.

Police arrested two men Monday morning after officers caught them breaking into a scrap yard business in northeast Houston.

Thieves smash truck into Northeast Houston convenience store

Thieves smash truck into NE Houston convenience store

Police are searching for the three people who smashed into a Northeast Houston convenience store.

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HFD: Minivan causes garage fire

Arson investigators are trying to determine what caused a minivan to burst into flames and set a garage on fire in southwest Houston.

Missing teen's family searches for answers

The father of a Rice University student who went missing on a spring break trip in Panama City, Fla., said university students know more information than they are telling him about his son's disappearance.

Driver arrested after high-speed chase ends in crash

A driver is facing felony evading charges after a high-speed chase through north Harris County.

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Suspect identifed in murder of pregnant woman

Houston police have charged a man for the murder of a pregnant woman who was violently killed while working at a gentleman's club on the city's southwest side.

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Church sees outpour of support after fire

Churchgoers returned to Heights Presbyterian Church Sunday, four days after an electrical fire gutted part of the historic building at 18th Street and Rutland.

Family Court Judge Denise Pratt ends re-election bid

A family court judge in the Houston area heavily criticized for dismissing hundreds of cases without notifying the parties involved has decided not to seek re-election.

Child, 2, survives fall from 2nd-story window

A two-year-old Dallas girl has avoided serious injury after falling through a window from the second floor of an apartment.

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League City man charged with murdering his wife

A League City man is now facing charges after his wife was found dead in their home in the 800 block of Driftwood.

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Harris County hosts last-minute sessions for health care enrollment

If you're planning to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, there isn't much time left. The deadline is midnight March 31, and this weekend last-minute help sessions are underway across Texas.

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2 in custody in case of murdered gas station clerk

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the shooting death of a convenience store clerk.

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Woman killed, man hurt in crash

A woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after a crash on the North Freeway.

11 people arrested after police bust cockfighting ring

Investigators bust a cockfighting ring and arrest nearly a dozen people on Houston's South Side Saturday morning.

Hempstead ISD police chief fired over failure to investigate bus tampering

The police chief of Hempstead ISD is off the job due to what the district says was his failure to investigate a bus tampering incident that happened last month, as well as his insubordination and lack of integrity.

Businesss impact of Houston Ship Channel oil spill

Many are wondering about the lasting affects of the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel and what's next for these companies that were impacted. Some local business owners are already considering potential lawsuits.

Storms bring hail, lightning and rain through Houston

Severe weather moved quickly though the greater Houston area Friday night.

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Woman accused of shoplifting with 9-year-old daughter

Baytown police say a woman is behind bars after leaving her 9-year-old daughter behind after she stole more than $150 worth of merchandise from a Walmart.

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Local 2's Chester Pitts welcomes new baby

Local 2 sports anchor Chester Pitts and his wife Latoya welcomed a new baby into the world, and it's a ...

Dozens of cats removed from 'cat hoarding' home recovering

Nearly 130 cats removed from a northwest Harris County home Thursday are getting medical attention at the Houston SPCA.

Deputy shoots pit bull during attack by two dogs

Harris County Animal Control tells Local 2 the deputy was bitten on the left hand while trying to stop his dog from being attacked by the pair.

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Katy man faces federal charges, including possession of explosive materials

A Katy man is expected to appear in federal court Friday to face several charges, including possession of explosive materials.

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers

Reward offered for information in construction site theft

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is asking for help as they look for the suspects involved in a construction site theft case near Katy.

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Car fire blocks SW Freeway feeder road lanes

A woman is safe after her car caught fire on a Southwest Freeway feeder road.

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HCSO: Baby left in bathtub, babysitter found passed out

A Harris county woman was arrested after sheriff's deputies said family members found her passed out on a couch while she was supposed to be babysitting a 2-year-old girl.

Seahawks player to go to prom with local autistic teen

Taylor Kirkwood, of Anahuac High School, recently found out she'll be attending the prom with Seattle Seahawks player and former Texas A&M player, Christine Michael.

Gallery Furniture planning major expansion

Gallery Furniture is planning to build a brand new store in Richmond.

Spec's network attacked, customer information exposed

Spec's says it experienced an attack on its network that exposed information of some customers and employees, including those in the Houston area.

Woman accused of firing shots outside KTRK appears in court

Investigators say they found five .40 caliber shell casings in the parking lot where they say she was first spotted shooting at the building.

HCSO: Man shoots woman in face near ATM

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for the man who shot a woman in the face as she tried to get money out of an ATM Thursday night.

Car slams into school bus in SW Houston

A school bus was involved in a wreck Friday afternoon in southwest Houston.

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Freebie Friday: Pets, kites and sand castle fun this weekend

This weekend is going to be a gorgeous one outside with a lot of free events around town. Here's a list of family friendly events from our friends at Houston on the cheap.

Study of Texas preteens finds many have high cholesterol

There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.

Former President George H.W. Bush to receive JFK award

Former President George H.W. Bush will be one of the recipients of the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

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1 suspect at-large, 2 arrested for luring robbery victim via Facebook

Two suspects have been arrested and a third one is on the run in a kidnapping and robbery case, in which the trio allegedly pretended to be a woman on Facebook then lured the victim with the promise of sex and drugs.

Investigation far from over in Houston oil spill

The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation's busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations.

HPD: Man arrested after stealing phone in Bellaire

A man is in custody after a stealing a person's phone in Bellaire, police said.

Texas unemployment rate remains at 5.7 percent

Texas' unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 percent in February for the second straight month, reflecting the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Caretaker accused of stealing thousands from 90-year-old man

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office needs help finding a caretaker who's accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a 90-year-old man she was supposed to be helping.

Two school staff members honored for saving student's life

Two Cy-Fair ISD middle school staff members were honored for saving a student's life.

Trending: Baby gender reveal gone wrong

Parents capture son's reaction to their baby gender reveal. It's safe to say, he didn't want a little sister.

HPD: Man dies after high-speed chase

A man is dead after a high-speed chase through southeast Houston early Friday morning, police said.

Woman arrested after shots fired outside KTRK Channel 13 building

A woman is in custody after shots were fired outside a local TV station. We're told no one was injured.

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Woman faces prostitution charges in La Porte spa investigation

A woman faces prostitution charges for her role in a massage parlor in La Porte, police said.

Woman, 80, cited in Beaumont crash involving city bus

Police say an 80-year-old Beaumont woman who crashed into a city bus in an accident that injured 10 people has been cited for running a red light.

Texas must tell attorneys execution drug supplier

A judge ordered Texas prison officials Thursday to disclose the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs to attorneys for two inmates set to be executed next month, but she stopped short of revealing the identity of the manufacturer to the public.

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2 injured in fast-burning house fire

One person is being treated for serious burns after a fast moving fire consumed their northwest Harris County house.

Woman crashes during chase through West Harris County

Woman crashes during chase through neighborhood

A woman is accused of leading deputies on a chase through a West Harris County neighborhood.

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Objects spotted in new Flight 370 search area

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has moved again. In a stunning turn, Australian authorities announced Friday that they were abandoning the remote patch of Indian Ocean where search crews had spent more than a week looking for the plane. A new analysis of satellite data showed…

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Man robbed at gunpoint for cellphone

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon while walking to his southwest Houston apartment. The robbers were after his cellphone and money.

More than 100 cats removed from 'cat hoarding' home

The Houston SPCA removed nearly 130 cats, including the decomposing body of one, from a home in northwest Harris County on Thursday.

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Bicyclist seeks driver who fled after striking him

It's easy to see the injuries Tim Collins, of Houston, is trying to recover from -- the broken foot, the deep bruises and cuts, and the broken nose. But it was a lot worse when a driver struck him on his bicycle and fled without trying to help.

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Cat burned in 5-alarm Montrose apartment fire recovering at clinic

The smallest victim of a Montrose apartment fire is recovering from her burn injuries at an animal clinic. Staff members have named her 'Phoenix.'

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Houston Ship Channel reopens to all marine traffic

Authorities say the Captain of the Port of Houston-Galveston opened the bay to all traffic Thursday after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Man accused of sending child pornography through internet

Merle Wayne Scherb, of Rhome, Texas, was arrested at his residence on March 20. He's accused of sending four photographs of minor children through the internet.

'Test Wizard' gets high marks

Bob Alexander knows the secret to better scores on SAT and ACT tests because the former biology teacher used to write the very SAT questions thousands of high school students faced for years.

Two men wanted in bank robbery

The FBI is asking for your help after a man cased a Comerica Bank, then returned with armed accomplice to rob the bank.

Women targeted in recent muggings

Concerned residents are sending out an online warning to women. The report said two women were targeted recently in southwest Houston.

Student arrested for bringing loaded gun on campus

A Houston ISD middle school student was detained after the district says a loaded gun was found in a backpack.

Family of man electrocuted at hotel pool reach settlement with contractor

The family of a man who was electrocuted at the Hilton Westchase Hotel pool has reached an undisclosed financial settlement with a Houston electrical contractor.

Feds raid Humble home, use sledge hammers to find hidden drugs

It may look like a typical home from the outside, but DEA agents say on the inside of a Humble house they found everything from bricks of cocaine to automatic weapons.

Mayors announce support of high-speed rail between Houston & DFW

The announcement was significant because it's the first time that all three mayors have stood together united in support of high-speed rail that would link the major cities together.

Oil from spill reaches Matagorda Island, but not bay so far

U.S. Coast Guard officials confirmed the oil has reached Matagorda Island, as predicted, but the good news is that the oil is along the southwest part of the island, facing the Gulf of Mexico, and not Matagorda Bay.

2-alarm Houston Heights church fire ruled accidental or electrical

Some church members believed the fire was suspicious, but HFD arson investigators ruled Thursday that the cause of the fire was accidental/electrical and that it started in the attic.

Boyfriend accused of running over girlfriend, fleeing the scene

Deputies were searching for the man who they believe ran over his girlfriend, and then ran away early Thursday morning.

US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

A federal appeals court has upheld new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortions clinics in Texas.

Police: Fourth person dies from SXSW crash injuries

Austin police say a fourth person has died after being struck by a suspected drunken driver earlier this month during the South By Southwest festival.

Shuttle aircraft soon to make one final voyage

Stationed at Ellington Field, the aircraft, which is 232 feet long and 63 feet tall, is being disassembled for an 8-mile move in late April to Space Center Houston.

Texas must tell attorneys execution drug supplier

A judge ordered Texas prison officials Thursday to disclose the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs to attorneys for two inmates set to be executed, but she stopped short of revealing the identity of the manufacturer to the public.

Retail gasoline prices up by 2 cents across Texas

Retail gasoline prices continue to rise in Texas, increasing by 2 cents over the last week.

Woman found dead behind burning SE Houston home

An elderly woman is dead after her house caught on fire, officials said.

Search on for two masked men who robbed convenience store

We're told they pointed guns at the employees, grabbed cash from the register then took off running.

Houston firefighters battle massive house fire

Flames rip through NE Houston house

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a massive house fire in northeast Houston.

Worker rescued in 5-alarm fire tells story

'God, you got to save me, you got to get me out of  here' is what Curtis Reissig said while trapped by flames at a Montrose apartment building Tuesday.

Alvin High School coach accused of inappropriate relationship with student

A former Alvin High School coach has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student who has since graduated from Alvin High School.

Man charged with string of robberies he didn't commit

Gilford Beatty's legal troubles began with a phone call from a bonding company. Beatty said the message left on his cellphone informed him he had warrants out for his arrest on two felony charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Burglars on bicycles break into apartment, steal car

Two burglars on bicycles broke into a Westchase area apartment and stole a car, that's according to Houston police.

Man accused of shooting neighbor's dog for 'annoying him'

A 79-year-old man is in a Harris County Jail cell after being accused of shooting a neighbor's dog because it was going to the bathroom in his front yard.

Two teens arrested after killing animals in cult style manner

Two teens have been arrested in connection to cruelty to animals.

Report shows Houston housing market has over-valued homes

According to a new report, Houston is one of 19 metros in the United States with over-valued home prices, which means we could be headed toward another real estate bubble.

Weather a concern as oil spill cleanup efforts continue

The weather is a concern for cleanup crews in the Galveston Bay as they are expected to deal with choppy waters and rain while they continue removing thousands of gallons of oil from the water.

Prevalence of pollen perturbs people

Do you have itchy, watery eyes and uncontrollable sneezing? Have you had to wash your car more than once because of a yellow dust that has coated it? Yes, it's that time of year.

Oil spill effects: Is it safe to fish in bay? Is seafood safe to eat?

Since 168,000 gallons of oil spilled into Galveston Bay Saturday, many have been worried about the seafood industry: Is safe to fish in the bay? Is it dangerous to eat what is caught?

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Alief ISD student expelled for bringing gun near campus

A student at an Alief Independent School District high school has been expelled for bringing a gun near the campus.

5-alarm Montrose apartment fire under investigation

On Wednesday demolition crews brought down what was left of the massive apartment complex on the corner of West Dallas and Montrose.

Family seeks answers in teen's death

Antonio Saldivar's cause of death is still pending, but now the family wants new investigators assigned in hopes that they can solve the mystery of how the teenager ended up in the Houston Ship Channel.

HPD: Argument over towel leads to car wash shooting

A man has been charged after police say he got into an argument and shot another man at car wash on Houston’s south side.

Teen charged with murder in deadly party shooting

One of two brothers already facing charges in connection with a deadly birthday party shooting last November at a Cypress-area home is now charged with murder.

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2 men wanted for Shell gas station robbery in Winnie

Authorities in Chambers County are searching for the men deputies say robbed a gas station in Winnie.

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Mother arrested, accused of hitting son with phone charger

A mother was arrested after allegedly beating her son with a cell phone charger, leaving marks on his chest and arms.

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Oprah Winfrey coming to Houston

Oprah Winfrey is taking a self-help show on the road to Houston and seven other cities this fall, giving fans a chance to see and possibly meet her.

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Houston launches Zipcar

A car-sharing network has rolled into Houston.

Officials warn of health risks due to oil spill

Galveston County officials are warning people of possible health risks due to the oil spill.

Captain: Cruise ships may over-rely on electronics

An expert sea pilot has testified before a federal agency that he is concerned that cruise operators, like airline pilots, may rely too much on electronics to navigate massive ships, losing the knowledge and ability to manually operate a vessel during a power failure.

Wind blows small plane off runway at Sugar Land airport

Emergency crews have responded to the Sugar Land Municipal Airport after a small plane experienced an issue during takeoff.

Massive blaze destroys building under construction

Firefighters are continuing to put out hot spots Wednesday morning after a 5-alarm fire burned down a residential building under construction in the Montrose area.

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Galveston-Bolivar ferry resumes 24/7 operations after oil spill

Ferry service has resumed 24/7 operations between Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula after a weekend oil spill closed the Houston Ship Channel.

Armed robbers terrorize Denny's employees and customers

Armed robbers terrorize Denny's employees, customers

Employees and customers at Denny's were terrorized by a group of armed robbers early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters save worker trapped during massive fire

A dramatic rescue of a construction worker trapped during the apartment fire near downtown was caught on camera.

Cost of Gov. Perry's security detail tops $2.9M

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the cost since 2010 to provide security for Gov. Rick Perry when he travels out of state is more than $2.9 million.

HFD: Unattended pot on stove causes kitchen fire

Authorities said a pot left unattended on a hot stove caused an overnight apartment fire in northwest Houston.

Smoke reported at HISD elementary school, students evacuated

Firefighters have responded to a report of smoke at a Houston ISD elementary school.

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HPD: Men take off with thousands in Popeyes robbery

The search is on for the three men police say took off with thousands of dollars after robbing a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in north Houston.

Harris County deputies search for hit and run driver

Search underway for hit-and-run driver

A woman is in the hospital after a hit-and-run crash on Highway 6 in northwest Harris County.

2 critically injured in north Houston crash

Two people were critically injured after crashing their vehicles in north Houston.

Houston Ship Channel partially reopens to ship traffic after oil spill

The Coast Guard partially reopened one of the nation's busiest seaports to ship traffic Tuesday, three days after a collision between a barge and a ship spilled up to 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.

New debate over human euthanasia in Texas

What happens when a young child's life can't be saved and there's no chance for any recovery? A grandfather's long wait to watch his 21-month-old granddaughter die is stirring a new debate over euthanasia in Texas.

La Porte teen is latest contestant on 'The Voice'

An 18-year-old La Porte native is making the Houston area proud as its latest contestant on the NBC hit show "The Voice."

Businesses file class action lawsuit after oil spill

Business owners in Galveston filed a civil lawsuit following the accident that lead to a giant oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.  The business owners claim the oil spill killed their businesses.   

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Is bullying out of control at HISD schools?

School employees are saying bullying is a big problem at HISD schools, but it's not kids targeting kids.

Houston woman's home infested by 50,000 killer bees

A woman's home on Vintage Valley Drive near Highway 6 in west Houston was infested with more than 50,000 killer bees.

Murder suspect wanted in Galveston arrested in Mexico

A murder suspect who was wanted by Galveston County sheriffs was arrested in Mexico.

Rescued birds recovering after oil spill

At the Phoenix Environmental Center in Baytown, crews are working nearly around the clock to clean nearly a dozen birds covered in oil.

Trial underway for accused murderer in Galveston County

Nearly 30 years after a woman’s body was found stuffed under a discarded couch in Galveston County, her accused killer is facing trial. 

HCSO: 5 Men who held 115 people in stash house face federal charges

Five men will face federal charges after police say they held 115 people for ransom inside a house in south Houston.

Crooks on the run after shooting clerk

A convenience store clerk is recovering after being shot in the leg during a terrifying robbery.

Several Texas Gulf Coast beaches closed due to oil spill

Galveston's East Beach is one of those shut down, not because of the oil in the location, but because it's a staging area for emergency personnel.

Baybrook Mall planning multimillion dollar expansion

One of the Houston-area's biggest malls is planning an expansion.

Concerns over HFD shakeup after mayor's restructuring memo

Houston Mayor Annise Parker released a memo Tuesday restructuring who reports to which department.

Carnival cruises forced to shorten trips due to oil spill

The Carnival Magic has sailed away from Galveston on a shortened voyage.

Man and woman arrested in machete attack on officer

Charges have been filed against two people after shots were fired and a machete was thrown at a police officer in a Baytown neighborhood.

LIVE CHAT: Get your Texas Oil Spill questions answered

We're hosting a live web chat Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Police chase ends in crash in NE Houston

A police chase ended with the suspect vehicle crashing in northeast Houston.

House fire under investigation in NW Houston

A house fire in northwest Houston is under investigation, according to the Houston Fire Department.

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Man accused of impersonating HCSO deputy

A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly impersonating an officer using an HCSO badge.

HPD: Man critically wounded, woman behind bars after shooting

A woman is behind bars for allegedly shooting a man in southeast Houston.

Man's body found in pond

A death investigation is underway in northwest Harris County.

Girl breaks Girl Scout cookie sales mark

An Oklahoma City girl who says she asks everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies has broken the organization's decades-old sales record by a margin about the size of a Thin Mint.

Fallon, Schwarzenegger make product pitch on QVC

Film legend Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon to talk about his recent appearance (ahem) on QVC.

New Braunfels to appeal overturning of 'can ban'

Leaders of a Hill Country city have decided to appeal a court ruling that struck down an anti-litter "can ban" for tubers on rivers.

Court date set for 5 charged with holding immigrants hostage in home

The five men charged with holding more than 100 immigrants hostage in a south Harris County house will be in court Tuesday.

Arrest made in deadly shooting at Sugar Land business

Police have arrested one of two men connected to Friday's deadly shooting at a Sugar Land industrial park.

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Bank thief wanted for robbery in broad daylight

Fort Bend County sheriff's deputies are searching for the man who they say held up a bank.

Gulf Freeway lanes reopen near Hwy 59

An accident that was blocking three right lanes of the Gulf Freeway North between Broad Street and the Eastex Freeway has cleared.

Train kills sleeping man in Northwest Houston

Train kills sleeping man in northwest Houston

A train killed a man sleeping on the tracks in Northwest Houston Monday night.

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Suspect ID'd in deadly shooting at Sugar Land business

Sugar Land police have released the name of one of the two men connected to Friday's deadly shooting at a Sugar Land industrial park.

HPD: 3 arrested after break-in spree, chase

Three men are in Houston police custody after a break-in spree and chase investigators said.

Coast Guard will re-evaluate ship channel traffic Tuesday

Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard will re-evaluate Tuesday whether vessel traffic can resume along the economically vital Houston Ship Channel.

Oil spill impacts local businesses, coastal residents

Boyd's Bait, Tackle and Fish shop is one of several bait stores in Texas City that lead to the Texas City Dike.

Rasberry Crazy Ants to invade Houston within weeks

Rasberry Crazy Ants appear to be only a few weeks away from descending on Houston. In fact more than 20 counties in Texas now host billions of the ants.

Family members of Stafford woman missing after Washington mudslide

A Stafford businesswoman flew to Washington state on Sunday after hearing about the massive mudslide that destroyed a community there.

Oil spill affecting marine, land animals

Galveston Bay is home to robust land and marine life that are now in danger after an oil spill Saturday dumped 168,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

Dozens of oil-soaked birds found after oil spill

Initial estimates that the oil spill in Galveston Bay only adversely affected a handful of birds, appears to be off.

Boy, 2, safe after wandering miles from home

Deputies found 2-year-old J.J. walking in the woods behind his house near Highway 105 and Fosteria Rd.

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Teacher accused of sexually assaulting underage male student

A Cypress Fairbanks ISD teacher is facing multiple charges, accused of sexually assaulting an underage male student in her classroom.

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Charges dismissed against deputy accused of stealing money

A deputy that was fired for allegedly stealing money he was supposed to have confiscated and held as evidence had the charges against him dismissed.

Mongooses escape from their habitat at Houston Zoo

Six mongooses were seen outside their exhibit holding area in the children's zoo.

Police investigate death of Pearland teen girl

While Pearland police continued to investigate the mysterious death of a teenager, students at Dawson High School continued to mourn the loss of a friend.

Oil spill causing problems for cruise ship passengers

As the cleanup of thousands of gallons of oil is underway in the Port of Galveston, the spill is causing problems for cruise ship passengers.

Houston Rodeo ends with record-breaking year

The Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo is over, and it was a record-breaking year.

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Former Harris County investigator indicted on felony charges

A former investigator for the Harris County Public Defender's Office was found guilty of a felony offense, said District Attorney Devon Anderson.

League City insurance agent gets 4 years for theft

A League City insurance agent whose company included the word "integrity" in its name has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from about 40 clients.

Serial robbery suspects arrested

A man and woman have been arrested in connection to a series of robberies in northwest Harris County.

Man added to 'most wanted sex offenders' list

Authorities have added an East Texas man to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.

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Vera Bradley recalls bear rattles, bunny toy

A consumer alert about an important recall involving a toy your infant may play with.

Man accused of stalking fmr. girlfriend, killing her dog

Authorities say a man accused of stalking his former girlfriend and killing her dog is behind bars.

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HPD: Woman charged after loaded gun found in car with children

Houston police arrested a woman after officers say they found a loaded gun in a car with three children.

Trending: Kevin Bacon performs 'Footloose' on Tonight Show

Kevin Bacon made a grand entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Ex-teacher sentenced for sexual relationship with student

A former Liberty High School teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after investigators say she had a sexual relationship with a student.

Police investigating 3-car wreck that injured 9

Police are investigating what caused a three-car collision in Montgomery County involving six people and three small children.

Police chase ends with car crashing into house

Authorities are investigating after a car crashed into a house in north Harris County.

Jury selection begins for accused murderer

Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman nearly 30 years ago.

UPDATE: Man stabbed in nightclub bathroom dies

A man is recovering from his injuries after he was attacked and stabbed in the bathroom of a north Harris County nightclub.

4 still hospitalized after SXSW crash, driver held

Four people remain hospitalized 10 days after a suspected drunken driver plowed into a South By Southwest festival crowd in a crash that killed three others.

Man killed in auto-pedestrian crash near Hobby Airport

Houston police are investigating a deadly auto versus pedestrian accident on a Gulf Freeway feeder road.

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Body found in vacant house that caught fire

A fire at a vacant house on the northeast side has led to a death investigation after the discovery of a man's body inside the home.

Man charged with DWI in East Loop fatal crash

A suspected drunken driver is charged after a fatal crash on the East Loop South.

Texas cities, including Galveston, worried about flood insurance hikes

Zoila Navarro's bakery in Galveston has persevered through tough times. It reopened after being flooded by Hurricane Ike in 2008, and stayed open after her husband was killed during a robbery last year.

9th Anniversary of BP oil refinery explosion

9 years since BP oil refinery explosion

Sunday marked nine years since a deadly explosion in Texas City.

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Gov. Perry directs state resources to oil spill

Gov. Rick Perry has directed all necessary state resources to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel.

Officials search for man who made Molotov cocktail-like devices

An investigation is underway after several Molotov cocktail devices were found burning in the middle of the Sugar Land-Howell Road Saturday.

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HCSO: Man shot twice in road rage incident

A disgruntled driver shot a man after an apparent road rage incident Friday night, police said.

Teen on bike seriously injured after being hit by car

A teenager is in serious condition after a car hit him while he was riding his bike in a Kingwood neighborhood.

Deadly Crash Kuykendahl

Driver killed, passenger injured in rollover accident

A driver was killed and his passenger was injured in a major rollover crash in north Harris County, deputies said.

Driver crashes into buildings, vehicles & gas line

A man is behind bars after his erratic driving caused him to crash into two buildings, two vehicles, and break a gas line in north Houston.

Woman crashes into Houston fire station

A fire station in southwest Houston may have to replace some of its lockers after a woman crashed into them with her pickup truck.

Electrical short blamed for SE Houston house fire

A family is safe after a late-night fire at their southeast Houston home.

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HPD: Man grazed by bullet after strip club fight

Investigators are looking for a gunman after a fight at a strip club early Monday morning, police said.

Driver in police chase hits teen on horse

Houston police said a man tried to speed away from officers and hit a teen on a horse.

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Teen tickets Baytown officer for violation

A Baytown teenager turned the tables on a police officer when she wrote him a ticket.

Woman, 58, robbed at gunpoint at Shipley's Donuts

A woman was carjacked while visiting the Shipley's Donuts on the South Loop at MLK about 5 a.m. Friday.

NCAA upsets crush perfect bracket hopes

The billion dollar dream is over.

HFD fire trucks pulled from service

Rolling brownouts are taking three Houston fire trucks out of service.

HFD puts out 2-alarm apartment fire

The Houston Fire Department responded to a two-alarm apartment fire Friday.

Two sons accused of pension theft

Two brothers are accused of stealing money from their father's pension.

Reward increased for information leading to arrests in Lakewood Church theft

Lakewood Church and Crime Stoppers have increased the reward to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for the recent break-ins and theft.

Good Samaritan saves elderly couple during house fire

A neighbor’s quick thinking helped save an elderly couple during a late-night house fire.

CEO accused of raping women on business trips

A federal judge in Houston has denied a plea agreement that would have given a software company CEO convicted of transporting and sexually assaulting female employees, a one year sentence.

SUV crashes into Halls Bayou

A driver has just been pulled from an SUV that crashed into Halls Bayou.

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Man arrested in alleged beating, carjacking of man, 68

A 68-year-old man, who pulled over to check on a pedestrian but was beaten up and carjacked for his trouble, is speaking out.

Police search for church burglars

Police are hoping surveillance footage will help them find the men accused of breaking into a church in southwest Houston and stealing electronic equipment.

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Spring break party ends in officer-involved gunfire

Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a Spring Break party outside of a southwest Houston hotel.

DPS graduates new canine teams

One of the canine teams will be devoted to detection of hidden explosives; the other will focus on detection of illicit drugs.

Autopsy report: College student from Baytown shot 5 times

Autopsy and toxicology results have been released for the Baytown college student who was shot and killed by a campus police officer in San Antonio.

Baytown holds safety training drill

A public safety training drill took place Friday morning in Baytown.

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Man indicted on capital murder charge in death of wife's baby

A grand jury has indicted a Hardin man on a capital murder charge in the death of his wife's baby, who was not his child.

Grand jury to review deadly movie theater confrontation case

The case of a deadly auto-pedestrian accident that happened outside of a busy movie theater in Tomball earlier this week will go to a grand jury.

HCSO: Naked man shot inside apartment

A man was recovering Friday morning after being shot in a home invasion.

Fort Bend ISD announces weather make-up days

Fort Bend ISD has announced its two required make-up days for the closures during January’s bad weather.

IKEA announces recall of children's bed canopies

Children’s bed canopies sold at IKEA are part of a massive worldwide recall.

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Doctor: Quintuplets doing 'remarkably well' at Dallas hospital

Premature quintuplets born this week in North Texas are doing "remarkably well," their doctor said Thursday.

Presidential jet Air Force One getting repainted in Fort Worth

A wide-body jet that serves as Air Force One when President Barack Obama is aboard has landed in North Texas for a paint job.

Man arrested after north Houston police chase

A man is in custody after leading police on a chase through north Houston late Thursday night.

Man shot 5 times in home invasion

A man is recovering after he was shot several times during a home invasion in east Harris County.

Motorcyclist hits pedestrian, hides bike in west Houston

Police are searching for a motorcycle rider who hit a pedestrian in west Houston and then tried to hide the evidence.

New research links stress and migraines

We all get headaches, but if you suffer from migraines you know they are especially miserable. A new study finds the more stress you have in your life, the more migraine and tension headaches you may develop.

Soldier surprises kids after completing second tour in Afghanistan

Three unsuspecting kids got the surprise of a lifetime when their father showed up at the Lamar Little League field in Richmond.

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Families battle over body of teen killed by girlfriend's father

Two families are now battling over the body of the boy who was killed by his girlfriend's father.

Vicious pit bulls attack neighbors, deputy

A Harris County sheriff's deputy responding to a dog attack was bit by one of the animals after the pack of pit bull mixes attacked and mauled a 50-year-old neighbor.

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Officials release more information on suspected stash house conditions

Federal agents said a total of 115 immigrants were being held at a suspected stash house in south Harris County by five smuggling suspects who are now in custody.

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Police: Thief uses torch to break into coin operated machines

Pasadena police are searching for the man they accuse of robbing coin operated machines.

Harden leads Rockets over Timberwolves 129-106

James Harden had 28 points with eight assists and the Houston Rockets rolled to an easy 129-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.

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Alvin ISD high school teacher faces child porn charges

A local high school teacher is now facing a child porn charge.

Crime, jail, prison

Man sentenced in aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping charge

A man was sentenced to 20 years in prison in his plea of guilty in two first-degree felony offenses of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping, attorneys said Thursday.

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Galveston's Pleasure Pier recognized by USA Today Travel

The Galveston Island historic Pleasure Pier was named one of the 25 most beautiful piers, promenades and boardwalks, according to USA Today Travel's online edition.

Historic church receives new organ after fire

A brand new pipe organ will soon be heard at a historic Houston church that wasdamaged by fire.

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Sketch released of cell phone robbery suspect

Sugar Land police are hoping a newly released sketch will help them identify the man wanted for robbing a woman outside of First Colony Mall.

Man wanted for 'skimming' at Houston-area Walmart stores

Authorities are asking for help as they try to locate a man who purchased items using a fraudulent credit card.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, gnats and unsafe coolers

Roaches, gnats and food coolers that weren't properly cooling were some of the things city health inspectors found in Houston restaurants during their latest inspections.

Thieves who stole equipment from church wanted

Harris County sheriff's investigators are searching for the thieves who broke into a storage container behind a local church and got away with  thousands of dollars worth of equipment.

Woman robbed in broad daylight outside Walgreens

A woman robbed in broad daylight in the parking lot of a Walgreens.

Thieves accused of stealing woman's purse connected to another robbery

Deputies arrested three men who allegedly tried to steal a woman's purse on Wednesday night.

Men wanted for thefts in Fort Bend County, Houston

The search is on for the men authorities say stole items from two Fort Bend County homes and from a Houston mall, and led police on a chase while driving a stolen car.

Woman arrested after leading police on chase, crashing into vehicle

A woman is in custody after leading police on a short chase and crashing into another vehicle along the way.

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Police: Woman steals 6 cases of beer

Police said a woman held up a convenience store for six cases of beer, then drank one beer while an officer was questioning her.

Mom, boyfriend charged in her toddler's death

A mother and her boyfriend are facing felony murder charges in connection with the death of her toddler in Pasadena.

Car smashes into train in north Harris County

A car smashed into a train Thursday afternoon in north Harris County.

Man sought in Houston bank robbery

The FBI is seeking the public's assistance in catching the man who robbed a Houston bank.

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Man accused of taking pics of woman in tanning salon room

A man is accused of taking photos of a young woman in the dressing room of a tanning salon.

Trending: 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant makes an unbelievable guess

A game show contestant proves that sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

HPD: Fight over $20 turns deadly

One man is dead and a teen is in the hospital after a fight over a $20 bill in northeast Houston, police said.

Man hit, killed crossing street near Houston Heights

Houston police are investigating a fatal accident near the Houston Heights.

Teacher accused of using ex-students in risque photos, paintings

Alvin ISD sent a letter home to parents on Wednesday saying that the Alvin High School teacher was removed from campus Tuesday and placed on administrative leave.

Elementary student charged with indecent exposure

An elementary student is facing a serious charge after he was allegedly caught exposing himself in class.

Smash-and-grab burglary at CVS

Authorities are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary at a CVS store in northwest Harris County.

League City woman arrested in hit-and-run crash

Police arrested a 49-year-old League City woman who is accused of hitting and killing a man with her car then driving away from the scene.

HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department.

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