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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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,

Hair heist at beauty supply could be connected to cellphone store break-in

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

Rollover crash on Hwy 288 after woman mistakes embankment for exit ramp

A woman who was unfamiliar with Highway 288 was involved in a rollover crash after she mistook the embankment for an exit ramp, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Police officer rear-ended by drowsy driver on Katy Freeway

Police officer rear-ended by drowsy driver on Katy Freeway

A police officer was taken to the hospital after getting rear-ended while monitoring a crash scene Thursday morning.

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.

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.

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Mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus in The Woodlands

Health officials are warning about an aggressive type of mosquito which had tested for positive for West Nile virus in The Woodlands.

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…

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Storms in the forecast Thursday

Storms will develop Thursday and may continue through Friday morning

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Plastic surgeon sued over 'cocaine nose' photos

A woman is suing a plastic surgeon after he posted before and after photos of her facial reconstruction surgery on his website without her consent, labeling them "cocaine nose."

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.

Rice University ranked best college in Texas

Forbes releases list of 'America's Top Colleges'

The rankings include student satisfaction, graduation rates, career success, student debt and other factors.

Man police thought was barricaded inside SE Houston apartment slips away

Houston police are searching for a man who they were told had barricaded himself inside a southeast Houston apartment, but slipped away undetected, possibly before SWAT officers arrived.

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.

Texans RB Foster repeats his focus to be better teammate

Regardless of what question media members asked, Arian Foster emphasized

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