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PD: Amber Alert for Galveston baby canceled due to hoax; charges filed

Authorities now say the Amber Alert for a Galveston baby has been canceled because the whole thing was a hoax.

Officials: FSU gunman sent package to Houston

Myron May was no stranger to the Bayou City. Long before authorities say he opened fire in a Florida State University Library and wounded three people, May worked in Houston at Kennard Law.

Contractor killed in incident at ExxonMobil's construction project in Baytown

A contractor working at an ExxonMobil construction project site at the Olefins Plant in Baytown was killed Thursday afternoon, according to ExxonMobil's media relations.

Police: Teen masqueraded as child in porn case

Two men have been arrested in a suburban North Texas child porn case, including a 17-year-old man police say enrolled in an elementary school posing as a 12-year-old.

Not all undocumented people in Houston happy with Obama's immigration plan

Families of undocumented immigrants from all over the Houston area gathered to watch President Obama's speech on immigration Thursday night.

1 dead after explosion on oil platform operated by Houston-based company

One person is dead and three others are injured after an explosion Thursday afternoon at an oil platform operated by a Houston-based company. Watch Local 2 News at 10 p.m. for updates on this story. 

Police: 1 dead in shooting near Midtown

One person is dead in a shooting at a gas station near the Midtown area.

Small plane skids off runway into creek at Sugar Land airport

A small plane skidded off the runway while trying to land at Sugar Land Municipal Airport, police said.

Customer shot during attempted robbery

Crooks shoot a customer during an attempted robbery at a Citgo gas station.

Home intruder forces pregnant woman to undress

An expecting mother says a robber pulled a gun on her and forced her to take off her clothes inside home Friday morning.

Mother, son robbed at gunpoint outside Lakewood Church

A mother and her son were robbed at gunpoint outside Lakewood Church Wednesday night. They talked with Local 2's Ryan Korsgard about the experience. 

Friday showers turn to severe storms Saturday

Friday afternoon promises lingering light to moderate rain showers. The rain will taper off to scattered drizzle as evening progresses. Temperatures will hover in the 60s during the afternoon, evening, and overnight hours.

Multiple students injured after big rig & school bus collide

An 18-wheeler and a school bus were involved in an accident Friday afternoon in north Houston. Nine students have been transported.

Car smashes into building in NW Harris County

A late start for a northwest side business owner may have saved his life Friday morning after a car smashed into a print shop on FM 1960 in northwest Harris County.

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Obama: No 'excuse for violence' in Ferguson

President Barack Obama joined the call for calm with word a Missouri grand jury considering whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown was close to making a decision.

Teenager killed in accident near New Territory

One teen was killed and another seriously injured in a car crash in New Territory.

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature foods, dirty ice machines

Inspectors make restaurant employees toss hundreds of pounds of food that could have made you sick this week. And they say what they found inside an ice machine was downright filthy.

Students hurt in brawls at Cinco Ranch High School

A big fight broke out at Cinco Ranch High School on Friday, and we're told it started from another confrontation that happened at the school Thursday.

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Two country singers come out: Herndon, Gilman

There are plenty of country songs about how to be a man. One way is to face the music, and two country crooners did that on Thursday.

Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as being gay.

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What do Houston employers pay for entry-level jobs?

The nation's unemployment rate is 5.8 percent, the lowest it's been since 2008. Still, workers say the pay they're getting for many entry-level jobs is too low.

Alleged Florida State gunman worked as attorney in Houston

An attorney who police said shot three people on the campus of Florida State University before he was killed by police had a license to practice law in Texas and worked in Houston at one point.

Why new homes burn faster than old ones

Groundbreaking research by Underwriters Laboratories is now proving that today's modern homes actually burn eight times, or 800 percent, faster than the homes most of us grew up in.

Best deals on turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

Grocery stores are rolling out their best deals on turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

Man accused of secretly recording teen girl in bathroom

A 52-year-old health care worker is accused of secretly recording a 16-year-old girl through a peephole in a bathroom door.

Crime trend: Thieves target truck tailgates

Several Houstonians are finding it costly to replace stolen truck parts.

Galveston dad accused of forcing boy to live in box found not guilty

A jury has returned with a verdict in the trial of a Galveston man accused of locking his son in a wooden box.  David Wieseckel has been found not guilty.

Houston Rodeo releases entertainer genre calendar for 2015 shows

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has released the genres of the entertainers for the 2015 shows.

Family of teen shot dead in church parking lot pleads for help

As police investigate the death of a teenager shot in the face in northwest Houston, the victim's family is making a public plea for help in the case.

Source: Driver who fatally hit land surveyor found dead in bayou

There's a strange twist in the investigation of the deadly hit-and-run accident of a land surveyor earlier this month.

Houston woman says man offered her a ride, exposed himself to her

A woman walking to work Thursday morning said she was approached by a man who offered her a ride but when she declined, he pulled down his pants.

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