PD: Amber Alert for Galveston baby canceled due to hoax

Authorities now say the Amber Alert for a Galveston baby has been canceled because the…


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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.

PD: Amber Alert for Galveston baby canceled due to hoax

Authorities now say the Amber Alert for a Galveston baby has been canceled because the whole thing was a hoax. Watch a live press conference at 1 p.m.

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. 

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.

Customer shot during attempted robbery

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

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. 

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.

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.

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 Rodeo releases entertainer genre calendar for 2015 shows

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

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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.

Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertai...

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.

FBI: Gang member wanted in credit union robbery

Authorities are looking for a dangerous criminal they say took part in the robbery of a credit union in Pasadena.  Sonny Floyd Pervis is a wanted man and authorities are hoping to get him off the street as soon as possible.

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.

FBCSO: 75 pounds of pot found in vehicle after suspects crash in ditch

A big bundle of marijuana was found Thursday when a trio of suspects fled what initially started as a routine traffic stop in Fort Bend County.

War of words over alleged racist comments made by HISD teacher

The war of words between community activist Quanell X and an elementary school teacher is escalating after he accused of her of making racist and anti-Muslim remarks on a political YouTube show, Tommy’s Garage.

Rain persists Friday, high of 74

Local 2 Meteorologist Anthony Yanez predicts a soaking rain off and on all day Friday, leading up to Saturday's severe weather threat

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.

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.

HISD teacher co-hosts cable show just days after controversy on her comments

Just days after controversy erupted from comments on the late night cable show she co-hosts, HISD teacher Angela Box and the gang from Tommy's Garage were at it again. And they pulled no punches, going after Congress, President Barack Obama and especially community activist Quanell X -- who…

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.

Best deals on turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

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

Brew up big savings on Keurig refills

Keurig coffee makers are all the rage right now with java fanatics, but K-Cups refills can get expensive.

On immigration, a tale of two presidents

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.

Ex-youth minister accused of sexual assault of underage girl

A former Channelview youth minister has been arrested in New York City on sexual assault of a child charges in Harris County, and investigators believe there may be more victims.

HPD: Undercover officer catches purse snatchers in the act near I-10

An undercover officer managed to stop a group of purse snatchers who were caught in the act Wednesday afternoon.

Police chief answers questions about cellphone surveillance program

The Houston Police Department has bought surveillance technology that can track your calls, your texts and your location.

Cause of death for DuPont workers killed in chemical leak released

According to a preliminary coroner's report, the four workers killed in a chemical leak at the DuPont plant near La Porte Saturday died from accidental asphyxiation.

President Obama announces plan to spare 5M people in US illegally from deportation

President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is overstepping his power, by unilaterally moving to shield 5 million undocumented immigrants and prioritizing the deportation of "felons, not families."

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