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3 in custody after Katy ISD student kidnapped from school

Three men are in custody after police said they kidnapped a Katy Independent School District high school student.

Jose Guillermo Molina

HPD: Man stabs child in neck at playground

A man is accused of stabbing a 3-year-old boy in the neck in the courtyard of an apartment complex in northeast Houston.


Wheelchair-bound man charged in deaths of roommates at nursing home

Capital murder charges have been filed in the deaths of two men who were attacked by their roommate at a nursing home.

William James Vahey

Houston FBI: One of worst child sex abuse cases ever

Local FBI agents tell Local 2 Investigates they are working on a recent case of child sexual assaults that is one of the worst they've ever seen, involving more than 90 victims.

Child safe, suspect wanted after carjacking at day care

Police are searching for the driver who stole a vehicle with a child inside early Thursday morning. The child was later found safe after the suspect ditched the vehicle.

Man finds noose hanging inside workplace two times in one week

A man said he found a noose hanging inside his workplace.

Sandra Luann Grohmann

Mom accused of being drunk when her baby fell out of stroller

A Tomball woman is accused of being drunk when she fell and caused her baby to fall out of her stroller.

Charmelle Henry

Midland Police Department

Texas woman jailed over corn dog

A Texas woman is arrested after police say she threatened the lives of restaurant workers over a corn dog.

Driver causes 2 crashes, 1 fatal on in Houston's south side

A driver will likely face charges after causing two crashes -- one of them deadly -- on Houston’s south side.

Houston Police Department

Former HPD cop busted for allegedly providing security to drug dealers

A former Houston police officer has been charged with helping distribute cocaine when he was on the force.

Surveillance video of deadly shootout at after-hours club released

Houston police said they are trying to find everyone who was involved in a deadly shootout at a southwest Houston after-hours club.

Teacher accused of not allowing student to read Bible

A Cypress-Fairbanks ISD teacher is being accused of telling an elementary school student she can't read the Bible in school and isn't even allowed to bring the Bible to school.

Homeowner shoots, kills man during home invasion

Houston police are investigating a home invasion that led to a shooting in southeast Houston.

Identity theft warning for Houston-area residents

Authorities are warning Harris County residents about a growing crime trend in the area. 

Katy ISD reports 'stranger danger' incident

The Katy Independent School District is investigating a stranger danger incident near an elementary school.

Deputies: Child killed after dad loses control of vehicle

A child was killed and two others injured when their father's vehicle left the road and rolled several times, according to officials.

Deputies: 6 arrested in home break-in

Six teenagers have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a home in northwest Harris County.

Car slams into box truck on West Beltway at Southwest Freeway

A major crash involving a box truck happened Thursday afternoon on the West Beltway and the Southwest Freeway.

Crime Stoppers of Houston

Man wanted for using stranger's credit card

Authorities are looking for the man who used a person's credit card without their consent.

PD: Two men transported to hospital after drive-by shooting

Two people were transported to the hospital after a drive-by shooting in northeast Houston, police say.

New Houston-based online dating website

You've probably seen the signs around town for a new online dating website. It's based right here in Houston and the developers say it will change the way people find love.

William James Vahey

More victims of alleged child sex predator come forward

The FBI tells Local 2 Investigates agents are receiving many tips and learning about more suspected victims of an international schools teacher thought to have molested more than 90 young men.

High school football


Local 2 Investigates: Sports helmet rankings

Helmets are the first line of defense against a concussion on the football field. And, Local 2 Investigates just got the results of new tests, ranking those helmets on how they protect your children. Investigative Reporter Jace Larson traveled to Virginia to see the testing and reveal the results.

Rockets drop Game 2 at home to Blazers, 112-105

The Rockets have put themselves in a big hole after losing Game 2 at home Wednesday night to the Trail Blazers, 112-105.

Sharpstown HS principal appears before grand jury

The principal of Sharpstown High School appeared before a grand jury Thursday, more than five months after he was arrested for failing to report allegations of criminal sexual assault.

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 search

Richard Wainwright/Pool/Reuters

MH370 search: Object not from plane

A metal object that washed ashore on Australia's coast wasn't from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said.

Detailed pictures of the object were enough to convince investigators that it wasn't a lead in the search for the missing plane, the Austr...

School bus driver, monitor fired after child left on bus

Two Pasadena Independent School District employees have been fired after a student was left alone on a school bus.

Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald gets new style makeover

Ronald McDonald is updating himself with a new look and a new presence on social media.

Cure Hospital, Afghanistan

Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

U.S. pediatrician killed in Afghanistan

A Chicago pediatrician who "felt called" to move to Afghanistan to treat children and train physicians was among three Americans killed Thursday at a Kabul hospital by an Afghan guard.

The police guard opened fire on the pediatrician and four others ...

Texans release schedule featuring 2 prime time games, Cowboys game

The Houston Texans released their 2014 schedule and it features back-to-back prime time games against the Colts and Steelers. The Texans will also travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.

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