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Gas station clerk with MMA training surprises thieves

A southside convenience store clerk turned the tables on a pair of accused robbers.

Police: 10-year-old boy calls in bomb threat to Pearland day care

A 10-year-old boy is responsible for calling in a bomb hoax that forced a Pearland day care to evacuate Wednesday morning, according to Pearland police.

Despite pleas, commission takes no action on Astrodome

The Texas Historical Commission voted Wednesday to table the vote on the Astrodome.  They will revisit it again at a later date.

HCSO responds to home invasion in NW Harris County

A house with a woman and seven children was broken into in northwest Harris County.

Man convicted of killing Bellaire police officer sentenced to death

A jury has decided the punishment for the man convicted of killing a Bellaire police officer and an innocent bystander. Harlem Lewis has been sentenced to death.

Local 2 Investigates

Child porn collector potentially avoids conviction

A judge has allowed an admitted child porn collector to avoid prison time and potentially keep the conviction off his record, in a move that surprised prosecutors.

Harris County teen hospitalized after fire challenge goes wrong

A 14-year-old is in the hospital after burning himself by taking part in the viral fire challenge,

Video of semi-pro MMA fighter knocking out robber goes viral

You saw him first on Local 2 -- a convenience store clerk who turned the table on a pair of robbers. Now his story has gone viral. Local 2's Amy Davis talked to the clerk-turned-hero about his newfound fame.

Fire challenge trend growing on social media

A Texas fire department is warning parents about a disturbing new trend -- teens dousing themselves in rubbing alcohol, lighting themselves on fire and posting it on social media.

HPD: Woman tries to sexually assault little sister’s friend at sleepover

A woman is accused of trying to sexually assault her little sister’s 12-year-old friend during a sleepover at their home, according to Houston police.

Harris County deputy beaten up by alleged theft suspects

Authorities say a Harris County sheriff's deputy was assaulted by two men who were accused of theft.

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Cellphone robbers tracked down by police using GPS

Harris County sheriff's deputies shut down part of the Katy Freeway Tuesday evening as they tried to catch three armed robbery suspects in the 8800 block near Chimney Rock.

Sobbing sister expresses the most adorable brotherly love

It's the video sweeping the internet. This little girl has an emotional breakdown when she realizes her brother will ONE day grow up.

Houston doctor accused of luring Indian dancers to US in sex trafficking scheme

A Houston doctor and three men in New York are accused of luring dancers from India with the promise of legal jobs, then forcing them into the sex trade once they arrived.

Expensive hair heist at southwest Houston beauty supply caught on camera

As many as eight thieves pulled off an expensive hair heist in southwest Houston, and it was all caught on camera.

James Shigeta

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'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies

James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday.

2 men on the run after violent taco stand robbery

2 men on the run after violent taco stand robbery

Deputies were searching for two men after a violent robbery at a taco stand in north Harris County Tuesday night.

Houston man accused of abusing girlfriend's Yorkie

Ivan Morales, 22, threw a dog against a door and caused it to have a seizure, according to charges.

Pierce Bush takes over Big Brothers Big Sisters of Houston

Pierce Bush is the grandson of President George H.W. Bush and the nephew of President George W. Bush, and even though he grew up surrounded by a modern-day political dynasty, he followed a path away from politics. He started his career with a local financial firm and is the executive vice…

Deputies: Man found hiding in tree after killing aunt in Walker County

A 36-year-old man was found hiding in a tree after he brutally attacked his aunt and uncle at their home, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

New clue in search for missing man

There are new clues in the disappearance of a Houston-area man as Texas Equusearch joins the search.

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Crosby boy, 14, sets self on fire playing Fire Challenge game

Bored teenagers and social media add up to a painful outcome for a 14-year-old boy in Crosby. What started as a game turned into anything but child's play.

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Judge lets child porn collector avoid prison, conviction

A judge has allowed an admitted child pornography collector to avoid prison time and potentially keep the conviction off his record in a move that surprised prosecutors.

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Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

Arrest made as more marijuana fields found in Polk County

Law enforcement finds more parts of an elaborate marijuana growing operation in Goodrich and an arrest is made.

HPD responding to officer-involved shooting in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department is responding to an officer-involved shooting in southwest Houston.

Texas judge orders seizure of Kurdish crude oil

Approximately 1,000,000 barrels of crude oil off the coast of Galveston will be seized by U.S. Marshals.

Texans RB Foster repeats his focus to be better teammate

Regardless of what question media members asked, Arian Foster emphasized

DPS adds Texas man to Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list

Robert Chrimson, 51, is wanted on a parole violation and for failing to comply with sex offender registration.

Apartment teardown causes dilemma for Montrose residents

Another mid-rise luxury apartment complex is in the works and it means dozens of people are looking for a new place to live.

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