Emotional reunion after judge realizes suspect was middle school classmate

A burglary suspect got a big surprise when he faced a South Florida judge on Thursday who turned out to be a middle school classmate.

Fecal matter prompts water advisories for 15 Galveston County beaches

A water advisory has been issued for 15 of 52 beaches in Galveston County, according to the Texas General Land Office.

Friends mourn victim of alligator attack in Orange

A 28-year-old man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at an Orange, Texas marina, according to police.

Racial slurs found spray-painted on homeowner's truck in Spring

Harris County sheriff's deputies are searching for vandals who spray-painted racial slurs on a homeowner's truck in Spring Friday morning.

Women seen on surveillance video fighting after traffic accident in Katy

Deputies released surveillance video and are looking for the woman who was seen assaulting another woman in front of a Katy Kroger.

Shark flips man in kayak into water

A lot of people will be spending the 4th of July holiday weekend on the water, but if you're on a kayak, be careful when you encounter a shark.  

Houston pilot hurt when small plane crash-lands in Shenandoah, Texas

A Houston pilot was injured Friday when his small plane crash-landed in a stadium parking lot in Shenandoah, Texas.

Man charged with murder after shooting wife in driveway

The Houston Police Department is searching for a man who shot and killed his wife late Wednesday night.

Former judge accused of posting fake online escort ads of ex-girlfriends

A former Galveston County judge is in trouble with the law again after being accused of posting photos of an ex-girlfriends on a dating web site.

OBGYN restricted from delivering babies due to allegations of unsafe practices

The Texas Medical Board has restricted the license of a Brazoria County OBGYN after several newborns died or were harmed during delivery.

Large rat spotted in restaurant in Alvin

Members of a family said they were having dinner at the Baytown Seafood Restaurant in Alvin when they saw a rat crawling out of the ceiling.

Men accused of heckling at Lakewood Church appear in court

All six men accused of causing a disturbance inside Lakewood Church went before a judge Thursday morning. Before their appearance, they prayed and sang outside the courtroom.

Husband of Katy woman missing while snorkeling says wife is dead

The husband of a 29-year-old Katy woman who disappeared while they were snorkeling issued a statement Thursday saying he believes his wife is dead.

Man, 54, drowns in Galveston's East Beach

A man drowned in East Beach in Galveston on Friday, according to the Galveston Beach Patrol.

Houston Fourth of July events

Planning to celebrate Independence Day around Houston? Check out a list of celebrations in the area.

J.J. Watt sacks Zac Brown Band fan who jumped on stage

J.J. Watt managed to rake in his first sack of the year.

Investigation underway after man shot in own driveway in Mission Bend

A man was shot in the leg around 5:15 p.m. Friday at his home in the 15500 block of Beechnut Street near Via Bella Drive.

Man who fled after allegedly killing boss being brought back to Harris County

The man accused of shooting and killing his supervisor at a northeast Houston business after being laid off is being transferred back to Harris County.

Second teen found guilty in satanic killing of 15-year-old girl

The teen who was on trial for the satanic ritual killing of a teen girl has been found guilty and has been given an automatic life sentence.

Former Katy coach convicted in pregnant wife's murder to be granted new trial

A judge has decided that a former Katy football coach convicted of killing his pregnant wife will get a new trial.  State District Judge Larry Gist is expected to sign the formal order for the retrial of David Temple on July 8, agreeing that prosecutors withheld evidence.

Whale euthanized after washing up on Surfside Beach

An 11-foot whale washed up on shore of a beach in Surfside on Friday.

3 attempted smash-and-grabs happen within hour in northern part of town

Authorities were busy Friday morning investigating four smash-and-grab attempts that happened within an hour in the northern parts of town.

Report: Free agents Beverley, Brewer to stay with Rockets

After testing the free agency waters, point guard Patrick Beverley and Corey Brewer will remain on the Rockets, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

Firefighter, band director among arrests in sex sting

Twenty-six people are in custody for felony offenses including online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and other related charges.

Hecklers interrupt Lakewood Church service

Six people were escorted out of Lakewood Church and arrested Sunday morning after they yelled during the sermon, according to a representative from the church.

Surveillance video shows masked gunmen robbing Cypress store

Chilling surveillance video shows frightening moments when two masked gunmen barged into a Valero convenience store with their guns drawn Thursday.

Texans DL Brandon Ivory waived after burglary charge in Alabama

Sources confirmed to KPRC 2 Sports that Houston Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory has been released by the team, one day after he was charged in what police describe as a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa.

Artist uses condoms for illustration of Pope Benedict

The Milwaukee Art Museum has handled dozens of complaints from angry Catholics and others over its plans to display a portrait of now-retired Pope Benedict that is made from 17,000 condoms.

Barbecue stand offers free sandwich for customers with CHL

A barbecue joint in Cypress is expecting a special deal to attract a lot of customers this July 4th.

Mother says son was victim of excessive force from Houston police twice

A Houston mother, who says her son has been the victim of excessive force from the Houston Police Department twice in the last year, is asking the U.S. Attorney to investigate the case.

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