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Free family fun for a beautiful weekend

From dance-offs to kite flying, there’s plenty of free family fun around the Houston area over the weekend.

Subway employee robbed at gunpoint on first day of work

An employee at a Spring Valley Subway restaurant is robbed at gunpoint on his first day of work, investigators say.

River Oaks fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

A big fundraising event took place in River Oaks Thursday to help former Florida Gov. and possible presidential candidate, Jeb Bush.

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

Driver leads Houston police on chase in SE Houston, caught outside middle school

A driver led police on a chase in southeast Houston Thursday evening. Sky 2 was over the scene as the driver crashed the car and the two people inside tried to run from officers.  

Newborn found dead at northwest Harris County home

Homicide detectives are investigating after a newborn was found dead inside of a northwest Harris County home Thursday morning.

Family remembers grandfather shot, killed outside washateria

Michael Wartell's family wants you to know he was more than just a victim of homicide.  The 62-year-old Army veteran was a great grandfather, son, brother, and they say a friend who never knew a stranger.

Tractor trailer plows into Central Texas interstate bridge, 1 killed

Authorities say a tractor-trailer has crashed into an overpass under construction along a major interstate in Salado, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions.

Ways to protect private information on social media from hackers

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts are all at risk as hackers can get into these accounts, but there are ways to protect private information.

44-year-old sentenced to probation for trying to solicit minors online

A Montgomery County man charged with two counts of online solicitation of a minor was sentenced to 10 years of probation Wednesday. 

More than dozen cars damaged in fire in Memorial Hermann parking garage

More than a dozen cars were burned or damaged when a fire broke out in a parking area t Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Thieves take air conditioning units from elementary school

Cleveland ISD is searching for a group of thieves who stole around $30,000 worth of air conditioning units from an elementary school.

Police looking for man who stole Toshiba laptop from Bellaire store

Police are looking for the man who stole a laptop from a Bellaire store on Tuesday.

Former deputy constable charged with theft

A former Harris County deputy constable faces theft charges after he was accused of lying on his time card at another job.

WANTED: Robbery suspects who targeted victims leaving banks

Houston police are searching suspects caught on video "jugging" victims in northwest and southeast Houston. 

Officials: Student stabbed at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood

LifeFlight was called to the scene after a 9th grade student was stabbed by a 10th grade student at Clear Brook High School Thursday afternoon, according to Clear Creek ISD officials.

Overturned dump truck cleared from Eastex Freeway ramp

The Highway 59 northbound exit ramp at the 610 North Loop westbound has reopened after a dump truck overturned earlier Thursday afternoon.

Hundreds of area bridges 'structurally deficient'

Local 2 investigates found 260 Houston-metro area bridges that the federal government classified as structurally deficient. 

TRAFFIC ALERT: Armored military vehicle falls off trailer, blocks North Loop

A tractor trailer carrying a Bradley Fighting Vehicle on the 610 North Loop west at Ella lost its load. The armored vehicle appeared to slide off the trailer.

HCSO: Drug store robbery caught on video

Deputies are searching for a man who was caught on tape robbing a drug store in Harris County.

HPD: Person shot, killed at apartment complex in southwest Houston

Houston police responded to a homicide in southwest Houston Wednesday night. 

PD: Woman accused of handing out business cards advertising prostitution

League City police arrested a woman they say was handing out business cards advertising sexual services.

Texas school district accused of mishandling school funds

About a dozen parents and taxpayers have accused the Dallas Independent School District of taking money from low-income schools to fund pet projects.

Body of student found in marshy area of South Padre Island

Police have found the body of a college student who was reported missing following a spring break trip to South Texas.

Sketch released of suspect wanted in 'road rage' shooting on North Freeway

Investigators have released a composite sketch of the man who shot a woman during a 'road rage' incident in north Harris County last Friday.

HPD: Man claims self-defense in deadly shooting

A man claimed he was defending himself when he shot another man dead outside an apartment complex in southeast Houston Thursday morning.

Cookin' Time with HEB: Jalapeno Seafood Alfredo

HEB whips up a seafood Alfredo with a kick in honor of Good Friday.

Finding hope after the storm

Cross forms from damaged power pole after Oklahoma tornado

Dallas woman accused in illegal butt injections surrenders

Dallas police say a woman accused of providing illegal buttocks injections has surrendered to authorities.

Teenagers react to news of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction

Teenagers post videos of  themselves crying over Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction.

Houston's best neighborhoods for families, Millennials

The City of Houston is very large and now a new list is out hoping to make it easier for you to find a place to live. Nerd Wallet has come out with a list of the best neighborhoods to live in.

Cheap and easy dinner ideas for Houston families

What's for dinner? It's a question repeated in homes across Houston every afternoon. By late in the work week, folks may not have an answer.

Wheel thieves hit Cypress neighborhood

Thieves hit a Cypress neighborhood near Highway 290, making off with expensive wheels from at least three cars and SUVs.

Ted Cruz criticized for campaign logo on social media

Sen. Ted Cruz is facing criticism for his campaign logo on social media.


Teen rewarded with $100 for his kindness at the counter

A small act of kindness is coming back tenfold for an employee who paid for a child's custard who didn't have enough money.

Medical examiner's office rules deaths of twin girls found in bathtub as homicides

The deaths of the twin girls who died after being found unresponsive in a tub of water has been ruled as homicides, according to the Harris County Medical Examiner. 

Sugar Land couple reunited with dog after he was stolen from home

A Sugar Land couple got their family dog back after it was stolen from their home during a burglary earlier this week.

Robert Durst's attorney says he will not let Vermont police talk to his client

The attorney for accused murderer Robert Durst says he will not be letting police in Vermont interview his client about any possible connection to a missing 18-year-old college student.

Teacher's aide fired amid allegations of inappropriate behavior

A teacher's aide at a Conroe Independent School District middle school has been fired amid allegations of inappropriate behavior, according to the district.

College prep part of curriculum for Humble ISD elementary students

It may be eight years away, but fifth-grade students at Humble ISD's Pine Forest Elementary School know a thing or two about college.

Memorial Hermann cardiologist runs 100th marathon

A cardiologist with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute recently completed his 100th marathon in New Zealand -- and he's planning to run another in Switzerland. 

Three arrested after drugs, cash discovered in Bacliff home search

A man and two women were arrested after drugs and cash were found when deputies searched a home in Bacliff.

TCH served Blue Bell ice cream cups before recall

Texas Children's Hospital confirmed that Blue Bell ice cream cups involved in a recent recall were served to patients in the hospital.

NY Times report: Pilot on German jetliner was locked out of cockpit before crash.

A pilot on German jetliner was locked out of cockpit before the plane crashed, according to a report from The New York Times. 

Former first lady Barbara Bush honored at leadership luncheon

Former first lady Barbara Bush and Rev. William Lawson were honored at an event hosted by the Center for Houston's Future. 

Texas Senate approves bill to make private university police open records to public

The Texas Legislature is one step closer to forcing private university police departments to open their records to the public. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, senators approved Bill 308 to bring the police departments under the state's public information act. 

Authorities investigating brutal fight caught on cellphone camera

Authorities are investigating a fight video that went viral on Twitter on Sunday night.

KPRC 2 crew makes a long trek to see the Hirwa gorilla group

KPRC 2’s Andy Cerota made a trek up to a dense bamboo rain forest in Volcanoes National Park and got the chance to see members of the Hirwa mountain gorilla group Wednesday.

Plane crashes into water runway at Hooks Airport

KPRC 2 has learned a plane crashed into a water runway at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport Wednesday afternoon.

HISD police investigate after high school in Midtown is vandalized

Houston Independent School District police are investigating to find out who vandalized a high school in Midtown. 

Parents upset after student who made threat with knife allowed back in school

Parents in Montgomery County are outraged that a student who threatened a 12-year-old girl with knife was allowed back in school. 

HPD: Mom caught on video violently slapping, throwing toddlers

A Houston mother was jailed after videos surfaced of her abusing two of her young children, according to Houston police.

HPD chief says homicides are up in Houston

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland says homicides are up, and he takes that seriously.

House OKs ban on texting while driving, but veto may loom

The Texas House has approved a statewide ban on texting while driving, advancing a plan that cleared the Legislature previously but fell victim to a gubernatorial veto — and may face a similar fate this time.

Two brothers shot to death at west-side apartment complex

Police are searching for the person or people who shot and killed two brothers outside a west Houston apartment complex.

‘It’s a wonderful life’ – with food and fun to match – at Red River Ski Area

I just realized I’m addicted to New Mexico.  How do I know?  Well, I’ve vacationed there three times within a one-year span, so that’s sort of a clue.  But why am I addicted to it?  There are plenty of reasons that are easy to explain, but hard to narrow down to just one.

HCSO: 17 inmates under quarantine, may have been exposed to contagious disease

Seventeen inmates in a Harris County jail were placed under quarantine Wednesday afternoon because they may have been exposed to a contagious disease. 

Gunmen on the loose after deadly shooting at northeast Houston apartment

Two gunmen are on the run after police say they barged inside of a  northeast Houston apartment and opened fire, killing one person.

Masked beauty supply store robber sought

Crime Stoppers of Houston is asking the public to help identify the man who robbed a beauty supply store on State Highway 6.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange, is facing a desertion charge punishable by up to five years imprisonment.

Police: Obsessed teacher spoke of running away with student, 11

Police say a Pittsburgh elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her.

Several drivers blow tires after dump truck loses load in north Harris County

A wayward driveshaft dealt roughly a dozen drivers quite a blow on I-45 near exit 66A Wednesday morning.

HFD cuts roof of car to rescue two people involved in crash

Firefighters cut the roof of a car to rescue two people inside after a crash Tuesday night. 

Liberty County electrical employee transported to hospital after being shocked

A City of Liberty Electrical employee was transported to the hospital Wednesday morning after being injured on the job.

6 charged in Houston marriage fraud scheme, immigration scam

Six people have been indicted in an alleged Houston marriage fraud scheme involving Nigerian nationals and efforts to bypass U.S. immigration laws.

Texas lawmakers to hear bill banning gay marriage licenses

A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages — even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.

East Texan allegedly killed family's dogs in $20 dispute

An East Texas teenager has been charged with opening fire and killing his family's dogs when his mother refused to give him $20.

1 year later: Dramatic rescue of worker in massive fire caught on video

One year ago Wednesday, a dramatic rescue of a construction worker trapped during an apartment fire near downtown was caught on video.

5 plead guilty to charges after child solicitation sting

Five men have pleaded guilty in an Amarillo federal court to charges stemming from an undercover sting targeting child sex predators who responded to fake online ads.

Federal case of animal torture videos in Houston to proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block prosecution of a Houston couple accused of profiting by making videos of dogs and cats being tortured and killed.

Dallas teacher showed nude photo of herself to class

A Dallas middle school teacher could be disciplined after showing a nude photo of herself to students in class.

Texan has passion for protecting beaches, Gulf coastline

Texan has passion for protecting beaches and Gulf coastline.

HCSO: Babysitter sexually assaults kids with boyfriend; boasts in texts

A woman is accused of sexually assaulting children with her boyfriend, and photographing the children for exploitation, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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One Direction: Zayn Malik has left the band

Chart-topping boy band One Direction says Zayn Malik has left the group.

Rabbi who presided over gay wedding leads House in prayer

An Austin rabbi has led the Texas House in prayer a week after he performed the state's first and only same-sex marriage — catching staunch opponents of marriage equality off-guard.

Footage of distracted teens while driving

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released video showing what happens when teenage drivers get distracted.

Consumer Alert: Most 401(k) plans short in savings, Toys 'R' Us adds play areas, more

A new report finds millions of Americans don't have enough in their 401(k) saving plans to live on after retirement.

Violent driveway robbery caught on video

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for information on two robbers.

Generic drugs sometimes differ from brand-name versions

Generic drugs save Americans more than $100 billion each year, but not all generic drugs are created equal.

HCSO: Man refuses ride home after night of drinking, crashes SUV and dies

A driver died Wednesday morning after deputies say he had a few drinks and tried to drive home.

Fight escalates into shooting in Northeast Houston, police say

An argument led to a shooting in Northeast Houston overnight Tuesday.  

2 Americans on board flight that crashed in southern France

Germanwings' chief executive says the airline's current information is that 72 Germans, 35 Spanish citizens and two Americans were on board the flight that crashed in southern France.

Shelter in place lifted after gas leak in east Harris County

The Sheldon Fire Department has lifted a shelter in place after church members hit a gas line while planting Easter crosses

Woman trying to raise funds for dog involved in hit-and-run accident

A pro wrestler is holding a fundraiser to help her dog, which was the victim of a hit-and-run.

Police: Thousands of child porn images found on man's phone

A Fort Bend County man was arrested after police in the town of Needville reported finding sexually explicit pictures and videos of children on his cellphone.

KPRC 2 Investigates hundreds of complaints on Houston's crosswalks

Channel 2 investigative reporter Bill Spencer takes crosswalk concerns to the city's deputy director of traffic operations.  Find out what goes into determining how long you have to cross, and whether pressing the crosswalk button really makes a difference.  

Vermont teen visited Durst's store on day she disappeared

Police in Vermont say 18-year-old college student Lynne Schulze went missing from the same block where accused murderer Robert Durst owned a health food store in the small town of Middlebury.

Brazoria County neighborhood approves ordinance limiting cats

The City Council in Richwood, Brazoria County, recently adopted an ordinance limiting the number of cats per home to three.

Sculpture knocked over at Menil Collection

A Cy Twombly sculpture from 1954 was damaged after a museum-goer bumped into it.

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Panel refuses charges against ex-campus officer in shooting

A grand jury voted Tuesday not to indict a University of the Incarnate Word police officer in the December 2013 death of a UIW student.

One person dead after head-on collision in NW Harris County

At least one person has died after a head-on collision Tuesday in northwest Harris County.

Area man accused of having child pornography

A man is facing several charges of child pornography after police say they found images on his computer.

PD: Flasher exposes himself to woman jogging in Rice University area

A woman jogging along a trail was caught off guard when a flasher exposed himself to her Monday, according to Rice University Police.

Man wanted for arson at auto repair shop

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office is looking for a man suspected of arson at the Torres Auto Repair in northeast Harris County.

Team of doctors works to save gorillas

The Houston Zoo is part of an effort to get gorillas off the endangered list.

Student accused of bringing weapon to Bush High School

A Bush High School student is in trouble for bringing a weapon to school Tuesday.

Man sitting inside truck kidnapped at gunpoint in north Harris County

Gunshots pierced the late Tuesday morning calm of a northeast Harris County neighborhood during a broad daylight kidnapping in which eight to 10 men grabbed a passenger in a truck.

Water main break floods streets near downtown Houston

Several streets are underwater because of a water main break near downtown Houston.

Angelina Jolie's preventative surgeries create dicussion

Last week Angelina Jolie removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes after a blood test revealed early signs of cancer, a disease that killed her mother.

Pasadena PD: 6-year-old loses arm in crash; Life Flight called to scene

A 6-year-old boy lost his arm Tuesday morning in a major accident in Pasadena, according to Pasadena police.

Surveillance video captures suspects wanted in cellphone store robberies

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects wanted in at least seven robberies of cellphone stores and one robbery at a fast-food restaurant in the southwest Houston area since February. An HPD press conference is being held at 1 p.m. to update the public on the…

Blue Bell recalls ice cream cups because of possible contamination

Blue Bell is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups because they could be potentially contaminated with an infectious organism.

Driver sentenced to serve 50 years for deadly wrong-way crash

The driver who killed five people in a wrong-way crash was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison.

Texas Renaissance Festival a candidate for national honor

The Texas Renaissance Festival is a candidate to top USA Today's list of Best Cultural Festivals.

Police search for suspects in northeast Houston pawn shop robbery

Police are searching for four men who robbed a northeast pawn shop.

Man accused of being driver who caused fatal hit-and-run accident

A man is in police custody after a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened on Highway 288 March 10.

South Texas traffic stop yields more than $2.6M of cocaine

A south Texas traffic stop has yielded more than $2.6 million worth of cocaine and led to the arrest of the driver.

Baylor College of Medicine: Certain makeup can cause bacterial infections

Using out-of-date makeup or not storing it properly could cause infections, according to the Baylor College of Medicine.

2 killed in crash in west Houston

Two people are dead after a two-vehicle collision in west Houston.

Obama: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will keep just under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015 at the request of Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani.

HFD: Overnight blaze rips through northeast Houston warehouse

Houston firefighters were called out to a fire at a warehouse in northeast Houston overnight that could be arson-related.

HPD's 'March on Crime' focuses on panhandler, motorist safety

Officers with the HPD Southwest Patrol Division are teaming up with the department's Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), the HISD Homeless Squad, Workforce Solutions and Bethel's Place to address and highlight the best ways to keep panhandlers and motorists safe.

Suspects captured after leading police on high-speed chase on North Beltway

Suspects fled a crime scene and led Houston police on a high-speed chase down the North Beltway early Tuesday.

Car ends up in power lines after driver falls asleep at the wheel

A car ended up suspended above the road in a tangle of power lines, after Houston police said he fell asleep at the wheel.

Crying piccolo girl plays with The Roots

Roxanne Chalifoux, the girl seen crying and playing the piccolo after Villanova lost, appeared on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon."

New procedure corrects painful hammertoes

Many women love sexy shoes, but an embarrassing foot condition can keep them off their feet.

GoJo device put to the test

If you have a job where you have to multitask, there is a new device that a YouTube infomercial says can help you talk on the phone while you do just about anything.

France plane crash: At least 148 on board

A Germanwings Airbus A320 plane carrying at least 148 people crashed Tuesday in mountainous southeastern France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters.

Breaking: French paper reports Airbus crashes in Alps with at least 142 on board

The Germanwings flight was traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when it crashed between Digne et Barcelonnette

Former governor Rick Perry visits Houston to talk economy, future of America

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry visited Houston to take part in a special breakfast Tuesday morning.

Colorado man, 22, dies in ATV accident at Conroe sports park

A 22-year-old Colorado man was killed in an ATV accident Monday, according to the Conroe Police Department.

What to do after getting in a car accident

What to do in the moments after a wreck can save you from an inconvenience down the road.

Mom: Pillow pet nearly strangled daughter

For Houston mom Erin Rowland, pillow pets have been part of their lives for the last several years. She has four daughters, they own about six of them and they sleep with their pillow pets every night.

Proposals for Astrodome include indoor park, island resort

A nationwide panel of experts with the Urban Land Institute said the Astrodome can and should live on.

Police: Robert Durst connected to disappearance of Vermont teen in 1971

Millionaire Robert Durst may be connected to the 1971 disappearance of a Vermont college student, police said.

Sunny skies expected for most of the week

We're in for a couple of beautiful spring days across southeast Texas with high pressure anchored in across the state bringing a dry and cooler northeast wind, along with plenty of sunshine through midweek.

Classes to resume Tuesday at Willowridge after power outage

Classes are expected to proceed as normal Tuesday after they were canceled because of a power outage Monday.

Interstate 45 north reopened after truck fire stops traffic

A box truck fire has closed all but one lane on Interstate 45 north at North Main Street.

Future school sparks parking concerns in 3rd Ward

Homeowners in a 3rd Ward neighborhood are worried about potential parking problems from a new high school.

Woman posts controversial video on disciplining children

A woman from Tomball posted a video on YouTube giving her thoughts on how a parent should discipline an out of control child.

Vandals on 4-wheelers damage Moody Park baseball field

The Lindale Little League said three people, including two on ATVs, did damage to their field over the weekend.

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available.

Man who married wife at Houston hospital ICU dies

We have a sad update to a story we brought you last week.

Texas service members on ISIS hit list

Terror group ISIS released a list of about 100 U.S. service members together with their personal information in the hope that sympathizers will go after them.

Robert Durst denied bond on weapons charges in Louisiana

A magistrate on Monday ordered millionaire Robert Durst held without bond on weapons charges in Louisiana and said the man accused of killing his friend 15 years ago in California was both a flight risk and a danger to others.

Ted Cruz kicks off 2016 presidential campaign on Obamacare anniversary

Sen. Ted Cruz opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season Monday with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives and declaring that he will devote himself to "reigniting the promise of America."

Amy's Kitchen recalling frozen products

Amy's Kitchen is voluntarily recalling 73,000 frozen products.

Coast Guard medevacs injured man from cruise ship near Galveston

An injured 53-year-old man was medically evacuated from a cruise ship nine miles off Galveston on Sunday.

FBCSO solves five burglary cases after making three arrests

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office solved five cases of burglary of a habitation after making three arrests.

Mom charged in prom teen's death faces judge

A judge arraigned Melissa Martinez Monday on charges she provided her son and his girlfriend alcohol and hydrocodone.

Fatal shooting in north Houston under investigation

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened around 1 a.m. Sunday at the North Oaks Apartments at 225 Aldine Bender Road.

Students evacuated after fire alarm at Twin Creeks Middle School in Spring

The Cy-Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene after a fire alarm was sounded out at Twin Creeks Middle School Monday afternoon, Spring ISD officials confirmed.

2 Texas students win election after running as a joke

Two students have been elected as president and vice president of the school's Student Government after running as a joke.

Caught on camera: Man rips through ceiling to escape from police

Accused Walmart shoplifter rips through the building's ceiling to escape from cops.

Mo'ne Davis forgives, asks NCAA college basketball team to reinstate Casselberry

Mo'ne Davis publicly forgave Casselberry for his profane post and asked Bloomsburg University to reinstate his position on the team.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Overtuned truck at Beltway 8 southbound at Bellaire

One lane of the Beltway 8 southbound service lane is blocked due to an overturned truck, according to Harris County sheriff's office.

Bar hosts fundraiser for murdered man

A Houston nightclub where a young man was killed during a carjacking is remembering the victim.

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Katy man charged with defrauding Memorial Hermann system of nearly $10M

A Katy man has been arrested for allegedly defrauding his employer, Memorial Hermann Health Systems (MHHS), of nearly $10 million over a 14-year period, according to authorities.

3 people found dead from gunshot wounds in apartment ID'd

Three people found dead with gunshot wounds inside a northeast Houston apartment Friday night have been identified.

Man dead after shooting inside home in NE Houston

At least one gunman is on the run after killing a man inside a home.

Family members discover relative shot, killed in NE Houston home

Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside his northeast Houston home Saturday night. 

Police: Fatal crash knocks out electricity in NW Houston

An early-morning fatal crash caused over 1,500 residents to go without power for several hours in northwest Houston Monday while Centerpoint crews worked to restore power. 

Supreme Court to decide if Texans can use Confederate battle flag on license plates

Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day, but you're out of luck if you want to put that flag on your license plate.

4 Fort Worth firefighters among 5 hurt in I-35W wreck

Four Fort Worth firefighters are among five people hurt in a traffic wreck.

Groups for, against gay rights stage Capitol rallies

The Texas Capitol will be abuzz with talk of gay marriage as three groups hold competing events both for and against same-sex rights.

Texas video chat program aims to bust more drunken drivers

Texas video chat program aims to bust more drunken drivers

Fire burns down 1 apartment building in Katy

A fire destroyed one apartment building in Katy Monday morning, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Houston makes best and worst lists

Houston makes 2 lists, Starbucks to halt "Race Together" message campaign.

Facebook reportedly testing new phone dialer app

Facebook is reportedly testing a new app that lets users call people.

New treatment for MS slows disease progression, reduces relapses

A groundbreaking new treatment for multiple sclerosis is now available in the United States and is being used to treat patients in Texas.

Attorney: Durst not likely to get bond

The attorney for multimillionaire murder suspect Robert Durst said it is unlikely a judge will allow Durst out on bond after a hearing that is scheduled Monday morning.

Sen. Ted Cruz to announce run for presidency

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is about to become the first person to officially throw his hat in the ring for the White House.

Woman shot in head during possible road rage incident

A 28-year-old woman, who is recovering in the hospital after getting shot in the head during a road rage incident, has been identified.

Woman shot in road rage incident released from hospital

A woman who was shot in the head during a road rage incident Friday has been released from the hospital.

Couple shot after mistakenly crashing into building

A security guard shot a couple after they mistakenly crashed their SUV into a check-cashing store, according to police. 

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1 killed in helicopter crash in Central Florida

Fire officials confirm that one person is dead after a helicopter crashed into a home in Orlando, Florida, Sunday.

Singapore says founding father Lee Kuan Yew has died

Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who helped transform the sleepy port into one of the world's richest nations, died Monday, the government said. He was 91.

Journey to Rwanda: Saving the Gorillas

KPRC 2 reporter Andy Cerota and photographer Damon Sales traveled from Houston to Africa to help raise awareness and support the Houston Zoo in their mission of "Saving Wildlife." 

Father of three killed after dispute over loose pit bull in Rosenberg

A father of three was shot and killed in front of his Rosenberg home Friday night after a dog attack.

Deputies investigating homicide in NE Harris County

Deputies are investigating after a body was found at an apartment complex in northeast Harris County early Sunday morning. 

Report: Ted Cruz to announce he is running for 2016 Republican presidential nomination

The first-term senator from Texas will announce that he's running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Dynamo, Galaxy draw 1-1 after early goals

Robbie Keane and Nathan Sturgis traded early goals, and the Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo settled for a 1-1 draw on Saturday night.

Benefit held for 4-year-old boy allegedly stabbed by mother

The family and friends of a little boy allegedly stabbed and mutilated by his mother are raising money to cover the boy's medical bills.

Lawyers: Millionaire Robert Durst illegally arrested

Millionaire Robert Durst was illegally arrested on charges that he murdered a woman in California, as well as drug and weapons charges filed in New Orleans, attorneys said in court papers Friday.

Katy Freeway reopened after accident caused closure

Interstate 10 at Pederson Road has reopened both directions after a box truck crashed Saturday afternoon.

Grand champion steer sells for $300,000 at rodeo auction

The junior market steer market proved to be an attraction at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday.

HPD pursuing men accused of aggravated robbery

The Houston Police Department's Robbery Division is asking for the public's help in identifying two aggravated robbers.

3 found shot, dead in NE Houston apartment

Three people were found dead with gunshot wounds inside a northeast Houston apartment Friday night.

Alligator captured in Sienna Plantation

An alligator made an appearance in a Fort Bend neighborhood Friday night.

Scattered rain Saturday night, drier weather Sunday

Saturday will be a bit of a soaker with an area of low pressure pulling lots of Gulf moisture in, showers and heavy pockets of rain for most of the day.

Police: Machete-wielding man shot at New Orleans airport dies

Police said the machete-wielding man shot at New Orleans' international airport last night has died.

Crime Stoppers seeks 5 accused of committing forgery

Crime Stoppers of Houston is asking for the public's help in finding five people accused of financial crimes.

California man wanted by FBI could be in Texas

A former Marine, and police officer from California is wanted by the FBI for murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Police: Dad shoots son during argument

An argument in Baytown ends in gunfire and lands one in the hospital, police say.

1 person dead in North Freeway crash; SB lanes closed for more than 5 hours

One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the North Freeway near Rayford Road Saturday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Mystery over Katy ISD principal placed on leave

There is a mystery surrounding the absence of the principal at McRoberts Elementary School.

HPD cracking down on prostitution

Houston police are cracking down on prostitution in hopes of reducing human trafficking.

Bat found at elementary school playground tests positive for rabies

A bat found on the playground of Greenwood Elementary School tested positive for the rabies virus, the Klein Independent School District announced Friday.

Driver who intentionally struck pregnant dog with vehicle sought

Veterinarians are working to save a dog and her six to seven unborn puppies.

Former HPD officer gets 5-year prison sentence for drug conspiracy

A former officer with the Houston Police Department was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in a federal prison for providing security to drug dealers.

Coast Guard rescues injured man from boat near Port Aransas

A 70-year-old man was rescued Thursday afternoon about 37 miles off Port Aransas, according to the Coast Guard.

Festival-goers enjoy final days of SXSW in Austin

For the tens of thousands of music lovers who come to South by Southwest, from several dozen countries around the world, it's all about the different beats.

Dick Deguerin speaks about Durst's legal situation

The case against Robert Durst takes center stage again Monday when a hearing will be held to determine whether he stays in Louisiana or is extradited to Los Angeles.

Houston-area medical students participate in 'Match Day'

Friday was "Match Day" for fourth-year medical students. More than 200 students from UT Health and about 175 from Baylor College of Medicine participated in separate ceremonies in which each got an envelope with a letter of acceptance to a residency program.

Family grieves after 6-year-old fatally shot by stray bullet

The mother of 6-year-old Jairo Ivan Victoriano is overcome with grief after he was shot and killed Thursday in the place she felt he was safest -- their home.

Last two suspects arrested in Galveston home invasion robbery

The two final suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery are behind bars. They, along with two other men, are accused of tying up the residents and threatening to burn the house down with the family still inside.

HPD arrests man suspected in three purse snatchings

The Houston Police Department arrested and charged a man Friday that they believe is connected to three robberies that happened in Walmart parking lots.

HCSO charges two men after alleged street race causes accident

Two men who caused a traffic accident Wednesday are facing charges of street racing.

Job-seeking man accused of stealing bicycle

A man walked into a business on Canino Road on Tuesday hoping to land a job, but he left with someone else's bicycle, Houston police said.

Mother of teen charged in prom date's death indicted

The mother of the teenager charged in his prom date's death is indicted Thursday. 

Teen charged in December crash that killed two Katy ISD students

A teenager is facing two charges of manslaughter in a December crash that killed two Katy ISD students, Trent Weber and Terra Kubala.

Family makes plea after older couple found murdered

Investigators made a public plea Friday after an older couple was found murdered March 7.

Man convicted of shooting man in the head after argument in 2013

A 33-year-old has been convicted of murder after investigators say he killed another man in front of kids who were playing outside a northeast Houston apartment complex in 2013.

HPD investigating fatal shooting of 26-year-old man

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened around 12:10 p.m. Thursday in the 9600 block of West Montgomery Road.

Housekeeper accused of stealing employer's jewelry

A housekeeper is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from her former employer.

PD: Men playing with gun leads to fatal shooting in Spring Branch

A man is accidentally shot to death in a Spring Branch apartment.

HFD: Arson investigating suspicious fire at northwest Houston home

Arson is investigating a suspicious fire that started at a home under renovation in northwest Houston Friday morning.

Freebie Friday to ring in spring

Spring break is wrapping up, but there’s still plenty of family-friendly fun that won’t break the bank in Houston.

Second driver in 2 months crashes into elderly woman's home

An elderly woman woke up to find a truck had crashed through her bedroom wall Friday morning.

Richmond police: Man posing as cookie salesman steals phone

Richmond police are looking for a cookie salesman, who turned out to be a cellphone thief.

Woman says she was sexually assaulted at Missouri City foot spa

Police are investigating after a woman claims she was sexually assaulted by a therapist at a Missouri City foot spa.

Stewart Beach, East Beach to get $41M in improvements over the next 15 years

Two of Galveston’s most visited beaches are getting more than $40 million in improvements over the next 15 years. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees approved a plan to improve Stewart and East beaches Thursday.

New investigations seek to connect Durst to other cases

Channel 2 has confirmed FBI agents in San Francisco are looking into whether evidence in the disappearances of a 16-year-old woman from Eureka, California and an 18-year-old college student points to millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst.

Lawsuit: Teachers forced Houston students to beat fellow classmates

Two Houston mothers who say they're still repairing damage inflicted on their sons at the hands of a now-defunct school district six years ago.  A federal lawsuit says the boys were just second graders in 2009 when teachers forced them and other students to beat fellow classmates who were…

Puppies for sale at $20

Puppy season has arrived at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in North Houston. They'll be selling $20 dog and puppy adoptions from March 20-21.

Snake discovered in Greatwood water meter box

If you've lived in Texas long, you know snakes can sometimes pop up in some unusual places. In fact, the Greatwood community sent out a warning to all the families that live in the area after one snake’s hiding place was discovered.

Deputies: 2 people confess to killing 47-year-old in Walker County

Two people have been arrested and charged with murdering a 47-year-old in Walker County. 

Deputies arrest one man after bank robbery, chase

One man is in custody and another on the run after a bank robbery in Humble.

Harris County, Houston earn state's top honors in health program

Harris County and the city of Houston have earned the state's top honors for making local changes when it comes to the health of their residents.

Woman says men posing as tree trimmers robbed her home near Highland Village

Neighbors who live in the Oaks Estates Subdivision near Highland Village are on edge after learning a man robbed a woman after she says he posed a tree trimmer.

Cypress Ridge football coach makes lifesaving donation to fellow coach

The coaches at Cypress Ridge High School are giving a new meaning to the term “team player” with a lifesaving gift.

Texas Senate approves open carry hand gun bill

Texas Senate approved the bill that would allow licensed hand gun permit holders the right to openly carry handguns.

Jogger says middle school boys attacked her at park

A group of middle school boys attacked a jogger at Arthur Storey Park on Thursday morning, said Harris County Constable Precinct 5.

Man in ICU marries wife at Houston hospital

A hospital room isn't quite the venue most would imagine for a wedding day, but for one young couple it is a dream come true.

Officials examine body found while searching for Carnival Triumph missing passenger

Federal agents will examine evidence on board a Carnival cruise ship after crews discovered a body while searching for a missing passenger.

Deputy's dash cam shows high-speed chase on Tomball Parkway

A deputy’s dash cam shows exactly what happened when Precinct 4 deputies tried to pull over the driver of a red pickup swerving in and out of traffic on Thursday.

KPRC 2's Andy Cerota heads to Africa to see how Houstonians are saving gorillas

The Houston Zoo is revealing its brand new gorilla habitat with seven of the great apes in about two months. While the gorillas are sure to draw big crowds, the impact of the exhibit could is even bigger. Andy Cerota will show you how your ticket to the zoo will save gorillas all the way in Africa. 

Suspects caught on surveillance video robbing food store in northwest Houston

Houston police are searching for suspects caught on surveillance video robbing a northwest food store.

5 five men arrested after robbing southwest Conoco gas station

Houston police arrested five men for bobbing a convenience store in southwest Houston.

Big rig fire closes inbound lanes on Highway 290

Inbound lanes on Highway 290 at Mangum Road near the Interstate 10 interchange are blocked after a big rig fire Thursday.

PD: Man caught on camera stealing $200K from Best Buy in Sugar Land

Surveillance cameras caught a man breaking into a Best Buy in Sugar Land and stealing more than $200,000 worth of merchandise.

Harris County K-9 deputy trapped in patrol car after wreck

Houston firefighters had to cut a Harris County Sheriff's deputy out of his patrol car after a wreck early Thursday.

Man struck, killed while crossing street in Tomball

A man was struck and killed while trying to cross a dimly-lit street in Tomball Wednesday night, according to authorities.

9 arrested after Tunisian museum attack

Nine people have been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, according to a statement from Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi.

Shooter remains on the loose after killing man in northwest Harris County

Sheriff's deputies are searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man in northwest Harris County Wednesday night.

9-month-old boy goes bodyboarding

GoPro video captures father taking his 9-month-old son bodyboarding.

Sony launches new TV streaming service

Sony is catering to cord-cutters with its new streaming service.

Hundreds of IDs found sitting inside box at Santikos Palladium theater

Hundreds of drivers' licenses, credit and debit cards, social security cards, checkbooks and wallets are now being safely stored at the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office after being discovered at a box in a theater.

UH fraternity suspended amid hazing allegations, investigation could take weeks

The University of Houston said on Wednesday the Harris County District Attorney's Office directed university police to look further into the hazing allegations involving Sigma Chi and five of its members.

List of items taken during search of Robert Durst's Houston home

An affidavit attached to the search warrant used by police to enter Robert Durst's Houston home reveals he had $42,000 in cash when he was arrested Sunday in New Orleans. Durst also reportedly possessed a large amount of marijuana, and was armed with a revolver.

Woman in hospital after hit-and-run accident in NW Harris County

Deputies are investigating a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian accident that happened Tuesday in northwest Harris County.

HPD: Mother found after father, son injured in SW Houston apartment fire

A mother who disappeared after a blaze injured a father and son was found Wednesday evening.

Stafford PD: Homeowner shoots suspected burglar, officers arrest him in the area

A suspected burglar was taken into custody after a homeowner shot him on Wednesday. 

Bellaire FFA student wins first place title, award at HLSR

Bellaire FFA senior Jason Gerlich won first place in the American Division, Class 2, at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wednesday night. 

UH suspends Sigma Chi fraternity, 5 students amid hazing allegations

University of Houston President Renu Khator announced Monday that she is suspending the school's Sigma Chi fraternity and five students after hazing allegations.

Man pleads guilty to throwing glass bottles at police officer in 2013

One of the men facing charges in a 2013 Galveston Mardi Gras brawl has pleaded guilty to assault charges.

Virtual wallets: Are they safe?

Several virtual wallets are on the market, allowing you to use your phone to pay.  Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Soft Card all offer similar features, but in a Consumer Reports review, it was LoopPay that came out on top.

Real estate heir Robert Durst is a suicide risk, sheriff says

Officials say troubled real estate heir Robert Durst has been moved to a state prison with a mental health unit because he's considered a suicide risk.

Swedish police: Several people shot inside restaurant in Goteborg, some have died.

Swedish police: Several people shot inside restaurant in Goteborg, some have died.

State Rep. trying to change Texas' Stand Your Ground Law

A state representative is presenting a bill in Austin that would change Texas' Stand Your Ground law. 

Jockey accused of cheating arrested, charged with lying to investigators

A jockey accused of cheating during a Jan. 17 race at Sam Houston Race Park was arrested and charged with lying to racing commission investigators Wednesday. 

Body found believed to be of Carnival Triumph passenger who went overboard

Crews have discovered a body while searching for a passenger who went overboard on a cruise ship out of Galveston, officials with Carnival Cruise Lines have confirmed.

Boston terrier goes viral after he rides a METRO bus for 20 miles

A Boston terrier has gone viral after making a 20-mile journey on a METRO bus. 

4-year-old found in pond dies in hospital

A 4-year-old died in the hospital after he was found lying in a pond behind a house in Fort Bend County Wednesday. 

18-wheeler flips, scatters car batteries on FM 1960

Crews worked to clear up car batteries after an 18-wheeler flipped in the Humble area on Wednesday. 

La Marque PD: 1-year-old grazed by bullet at apartment complex

A 1-year-old was grazed by a bullet at an apartment complex in La Marque on March 15, according to police.

Texas Senate approves concealed campus carry gun bill

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, a day after passing a measure allowing open carry of guns most everywhere else in America's second most-populous state.

HCDAO: Man sentenced after driving drunk, killing 2 people in SUV

A man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after police say he hit an SUV with a family of four inside, causing a crash that killed a father and son. 

HPD: 2 kids found alone in apartment in area where many sex offenders live

A mother is accused of leaving her two small children alone in an apartment located in an area where nearly two dozen sex offenders live.

Gen. Colin Powell to speak at Rice University commencement

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will deliver the commencement address at Rice University May 16.

DNA test on victim's bite mark leads deputies to suspect

A home invasion suspect was caught after performing a DNA test on a bite mark the suspect left on the victim, according to deputies.

What recent court decision means after homebuilder shut its doors

It was a huge homebuilder that shut its doors, leaving entire neighborhoods unfinished and promises unkept. Creditors forced the company into bankruptcy, but not before executives padded their own accounts with millions of dollars.

Mom previously ordered to stay away from 3-month-old she's accused of decapitating

A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter had been ordered by a court to stay away from the child, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Over or under? Patent solves great toilet paper debate

The great toilet paper debate is finally wrapping up thanks to a newly discovered patent.

Northwest Houston purse-snatching suspect on the loose

Houston police are searching for suspects responsible for three purse-snatching robberies in northwest Houston.

Man accused of purse-snatchings at northwest Houston Walmarts appears in court

The man accused in purse-snatchings at northwest Houston Walmarts appeared in court Wednesday morning.

HPD: Man shoots brother 6 times after fight breaks out

A man was recovering in the hospital Wednesday morning after his own brother shot him half a dozen times.

19 students hospitalized for precautionary reasons after bus accident

The Houston Police Department is dealing with a traffic accident involving a school bus that happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Eastex Freeway.

Is Robert Durst connected to missing California teenager?

NBC News has confirmed that police are investigating if there is a connection between Robert Durst and a missing California teenager.

Robert Durst moved to Louisiana medical facility

It took a late evening decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeal to get Robert Durst what the Orleans Parish Sheriff has said he's needed: medical attention.

Police execute search warrant at Durst's Houston home

Robert Durst's former apartment in Galveston has a little more traffic passing by this week. Durst rented the small apartment on K Street for $300 a month.

Letter sent to White House tests tentatively for cyanide

A letter sent to the White House has tested tentatively for cyanide, according to the Secret Service.

IRS scammers on the rise as tax deadline approaches

Channel 2 Investigates has been flooded with phone calls and emails in the last few days from concerned viewers who've received phone calls claiming they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service.

Hospital employees react after insurance mix-up

A communication breakdown between a hospital and its employees has workers upset.

Mom issued no contact order after leaving children alone

A mother of four accused of abandoning her children in deplorable living conditions appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Senate bill impacts private university police rcords

A Houston-area state senator has filed a bill that would require private university police departments to be brought under the auspices of the Texas Public Information Act.

Officer-involved shooting reported in Polk County

One person was shot in an officer-involved shooting around 1 p.m. Tuesday in Polk County.

Man leads deputies on chase in northeast Harris County while 4 kids in car

Deputies are searching for a man who led them on a high-speed chase in northeast Harris County early Tuesday while four children were in the car.

Man carjacked, leg grazed by bullet at SW Houston apartment complex

The Houston Police Department is looking for a group of men who shot and carjacked a man in a Southwest-side apartment complex.

Texas Senate sends open carry of handguns bill to House

The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House.

3 people, including child, injured in 2-alarm apartment fire in Pasadena

Firefighters are on the scene of a 2-alarm fire in Pasadena.  The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. at a complex in the 3200 block of Pasadena Blvd.

Previously conjoined twins continue to improve at Texas Children's Hospital

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, previously conjoined twins girls separated in a 26-hour surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital on Feb. 17, continue to recover in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The hospital released footage of the girls undergoing therapy, all dolled up…

Salmonella risk prompts Trader Joe's to recall raw walnuts

A salmonella risk is prompting Trader Joe's to recall raw walnuts.

Sugar Land man busted for selling bogus designer bags

A Sugar Land man has been sent to federal prison for selling counterfeit designer bags.

Police: 3 stabbed at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Baltimore police say three people have been stabbed at Morgan State University in Baltimore. One was seriously hurt.

UPDATE: Metro Light Rail service returns to normal in downtown Houston

Metro confirms the downtown Light Rail service is now open after it shut down due to some sort of earth movement collapse.

La Porte massage parlor busted for hiring uncertified therapists

La Porte police uncovered a massage parlor that they said continuing to hire uncertified therapists.

Fuel spill on I-45 and FM 518 after cement truck overturns

One main lane, one shoulder lane and three feeder lanes on I-45 southbound at FM 518 are shut down due to an overturned cement truck and fuel spill.

Kids have no idea what a VCR is.

Kids have a funny reaction when someone shows them a VCR and VHS.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: Hot Buns fall flat

Hot Buns are one of the hottest As Seen on TV products, but buyers might not get the hair-raising results they’re looking for in the product.

Girl arrested in violent park attack video

Caught on camera:  Video of a 14-year-old girl beating another 14-year-old girl has gone viral. The suspect has now been arrested.

New red light camera app to help avoid tickets

If you have ever gotten a red light camera ticket you know they can be expensive, now a company has launched a new app to help you locate the controversial cameras.

Arson investigating after SE Houston home catches fire twice in one night

An investigation is underway after a house caught fire twice overnight.

Officer pinned between 2 cars after police chase in southwest Houston

A police officer is recovering after he was pinned between his squad car and another car overnight in southwest Houston.

Students rally for better early childhood education

A delegation of 100 students in the Houston area traveled to Austin Tuesday to rally for quality early education for every child in Texas.

Why is Dog the Bounty Hunter in Texas?

Television superstar "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has been seen across the Houston area in recent weeks. But what was he doing in town? Joel Eisenbaum reports.

Children left alone in home with no food, running water

A mother of four is accused of abandoning her children in not only deplorable but dangerous conditions.

Man arrested, charged in murder-for-hire plot against ex-wife

A man was arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving his his-wife, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.

Chase ends in crash in northeast Harris County; Suspect on the run

Harris County sheriff's deputies are searching for a driver who bailed out of a car after a high-speed chase Monday evening in northeast Harris County.

Texas Senate revives 'sanctuary cities' immigration debate

The Texas Senate on Monday revived a divisive immigration enforcement bill that bans so-called "sanctuary cities," rekindling an issue that rocked the Legislature in years past with emotional debates over racial profiling.

Mistrial declared in case of man accused of killing mother

There has been a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing his mother.

Legal questions over Durst's statements in HBO documentary

Legal experts are debating if Robert Durst's so-called admission in HBO's "The Jinx" may actually be admissible in court.

UH Downtown changes graduation date again

The University of Houston Downtown is reacting after students expressed anger over a changing graduation date.

Police: Man arrested after posting photo of stolen SUV keys

 A 29-year-old man was arrested on charges he stole a pricey SUV after police used his social media post to track him down.

Student attacked, robbed in school parking lot

Willis High School student Cassandra Dimaline said she was attacked and robbed in her school parking lot Monday morning.

Hundreds of pot plants found when 2 grow houses busted in Fort Bend County

Four people have been arrested and charged after authorities busted two major marijuana grow house operations in Fort Bend County.

2 shot at party attended by Chris Brown, other rappers

Two people were hospitalized after shots were fired at a  birthday party attended by Chris Brown and other rappers Sunday night in the Fifth Ward area.

Identities released of 2 men fatally shot in front of home in northwest Houston

The identities have been released of two men who were found fatally shot in the doorway of a home in northwest Houston.

American who contracted Ebola in critical condition at Maryland hospital

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday.

Digital tipping causes some shoppers to spend more

New technology, like digital payment systems and Apple Pay, is making some shoppers pay more at stores and restaurants.

Suspects at large after robbing northwest Houston bank

Police are searching for three suspects responsible for a bank robbery in northwest Houston.

Real estate heir Robert Durst waives extradition on murder warrant

Real estate heir Robert Durst has waived extradition on a murder charge. Durst, 71, was taken into custody in New Orleans Saturday by the FBI.

Suspect charged in connection with multiple robberies in Houston

Man responsible for at least two aggravated robberies in Houston has been charged and arrested.

Body found inside SUV parked at Walmart in Deer Park

Police in Deer Park are investigating after a body was found in an SUV parked outside a Walmart.

PD: Thieves lead police on chase after robbing Walgreens

At least two robbers are on the run after stealing money from a Walgreens and leading police on a chase outside the woodlands.

New way to prepare for March Madness

 It's almost time for March Madness! This year one web search engine wants to help you build a smarter bracket.

Driver dies after car flips over in northeast Harris County

A woman is dead after she lost control of her car and rolled over Monday morning in northeast Harris County.

Tejano Day sets record at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo amid protests

Protestors say the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's selection for Go Tejano Day do not reflect the true Tejano spirit.

Woman battling aggressive form of breast cancer finds treatment

For the past two years, Eileen Youtie has been battling an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Robert Durst has lengthy criminal history

Former Galveston County Judge Susan Criss shares her thoughts on the most recent allegations brought against Robert Durst.

HPD seeking men accused of robbing ATM repairman

The Houston Police Department is looking for two men accused of robbing an ATM repair technician at a store on Jensen Drive.

Texas sees rise in teacher-student sex investigations

 Investigations into alleged sexual relations between educators and students are on the rise, according to the state education agency, mirroring a trend seen nationwide.

HPD: Driver returning home from work hits, kills man

A driver returning home from work hits and kills a pedestrian, according to investigators.

Driver killed, 5 hurt in rollover crash in southwest Houston

A group of people, including three children, are in the hospital after a car slammed into them in southwest Houston.

Mostly cloudy Sunday, warmer this week

For Sunday, we'll see a little more cloud cover than Saturday as we're watching a weak disturbance brewing near the Mexico/Texas coast that may send some more organized showers a little further north and west.

Driver crashes through condo in Northeast Houston

A vacant condo is in shambles after an SUV slammed into it in Northeast Houston.

HPD: Driver hits motorcyclists, flees

A driver hits two motorcyclists and takes off running from the scene.

Man repeatedly stabbed in NW Harris County hospitalized

A man is recovering at the hospital after being stabbed repeatedly in the stomach near the front door of his home, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

SAT rescheduled after students learn of cancellation at test site

Parents and students are upset after a scheduled SAT was canceled Saturday in Katy.

HPD: Man taken into custody after he barricaded himself in apartment

Houston police and SWAT took a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside an apartment in west Houston for more than three hours.

3-month-old baby taken to hospital after vehicle hits stroller

A 3-month-old baby  in a stroller was hit by an SUV in northwest Harris County on Saturday.

Man attempting to cross Highway 290 hit by car, dies

A man is dead after being hit by a car in Northwest Harris County.

HPD seeks men who stole over $5,000 worth of items from Galleria store

The Houston Police Department is seeking information about four men who stole more than $5,000 worth of items from a Galleria store.

Erratic driver crashes into bayou on Kuykendahl

A man is in the hospital after witnesses say his erratic driving landed him in a bayou.

HPD: Two people targeted, killed in drive-by shooting in NW Houston

Houston police were called out to a double homicide in northwest Houston early Saturday morning. 

Police chase, arrest two people after carjacking in NW Houston

Two men were arrested after they allegedly carjacked a man at a car wash and then led police on a chase, according to Houston police. 

Women turn to surgery to get perfect fit for rodeo boots

For some women, finding the perfect pair of boots is nearly impossible, and they're willing to go under the knife for slimmer legs.

Blue Bell ice cream consumer advisory after Listeriosis deaths

The FDA said three deaths have been reported in Kansas, and the cases were linked to products made on a single production line at the Blue Bell Creameries plant in Brenham.

Hit-and-run victim speaks out from hospital

A Houston man is outraged after the man who ran him over weeks ago and didn't stop is out on the streets while he's still recovering in a hospital.

Cafeteria brawl at Westfield High School caught on camera

A fight erupted in the cafeteria of Westfield High School and a mother of one of the girls involved speaks out.

Owner of prosthetic eye at gym found

The owner of a prosthetic eye that was found at a gym has come forward.

Grand jury will not indict Victoria officer who used Taser on elderly man

A grand jury decided Friday not to indict a former Victoria police officer who used a Taser on an elderly man.

Traffic flowing smoothly on 288 at McHard after accident

A multi-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Highway 288 is causing delays Friday.

Appliances stolen from vacant homes in Lazybrook neighborhood

At least three vacant houses in the Lazybrook neighborhood in northwest Houston have had their appliances stolen.

HPD investigating reported shooting, robbery in Gulfgate area

The Houston Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 3:40 p.m. Friday in the Gulfgate area.

Highway guardrails meet safety standards in 8 crash tests

Federal officials say a new design for guardrails used on highways across the U.S. met safety standards during crash tests.

Houston City Council discusses firefighter pensions

A week after Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced a proposed deal over firefighters' pensions, the City Council held a special meeting to discuss the plan Friday.

Community protests increase in crime in Montrose area

Two juveniles were arrested Thursday in connection with two shootings that happened in Midtown.

Plans for Hope lodge to help cancer patients

A residential building in Houston could soon ease the burden of hotel and apartment costs for out-of-town cancer patients.

Stars come out for night of glitz, glam in support of Fashion Woodlands

Fashion designer and business philanthropist, Theresa Roemer, presented Fashion Woodlands, a fashion show benefiting the Greater Woodlands Public Art Foundation and “The Way Home” Veterans Memorial Monument Project, unveiling in May.

Teen crossing street struck by day care van in southwest Houston

A Sharpstown High School student was seriously injured after being struck by a day care van in southwest Houston Friday morning, according to Houston police.

Two accused of stealing $7,000 worth of glasses in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men accused of stealing $7,000 worth of designer eyeglass frames.

Sprint employee accused of selling iPhones ordered on customers' accounts

A Sprint employee is accused of fraudulently ordering cellphones on customers' accounts, then selling them for profit, according to Houston police.

Texas A&M says personal data mistakenly published online

Texas A&M may have accidentally compromised personal data belonging to about 5,000 graduate students and university faculty members.

Police search for suspect accused of setting southwest grocery store on fire

A person set a grocery store on fire in southwest Houston and police need your help finding this suspect. 

HISD looking for new solution to classroom overcrowding

HISD is looking for a new plan to address overcrowding in its classrooms.

PD: Guns, handcuffs, chains found in backpack of Amber Alert suspect

An arsenal of weapons were found on a suspect who lured a Pearland teen away from her home Thursday night, according to Cameron police.  The weapons and other disturbing materials were discovered when police found Nicholas Vega, 23, with 15-year-old Emily Lindsey.

Police: Men stole IDs to buy cars, breast implants

Houston police and U.S. Postal Inspectors worked together on a case involving numerous luxury cars being purchased with stolen identities. Police said the case began with a tip about a single car purchase that seemed "irregular."

Lights back on after major CenterPoint power outage in southwest Houston

Power is back on for the 8,000 homes who woke to a major power outage in southwest Houston this Friday morning, according to CenterPoint Energy.

Body found floating in water at Surfside Beach

A body was found floating in the water at Surfside Beach on Thursday afternoon, according to police. 

How to make sure you don't overpay for your home alarm system

Recent FBI statistics reveal a burglary occurs every 15 seconds. Many people are installing home alarm systems to protect their families and property. Here are some things you should do to make sure you’re hiring a legitimate company and not overpaying for the service.

Missing Pearland teen girl found safe, suspect in custody

The Texas Center for the Missing has canceled a Houston Regional Amber Alert for a 15-year-old girl missing from Pearland. 

Senators urge FDA to investigate Beneful allegations

Two U.S. senators are urging the FDA to investigate allegations a popular dog food contains toxins that could make your pups sick.

2 men shot inside NW Harris County sports bar

Two men were in surgery Friday morning, following a shooting inside a Northwest Harris County sports bar.

Mom sentenced to 50 years in jail for toddler's death

A woman was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday after she was charged with injury to a child in 2012. 

5th grader breaks nose in school, parents concerned about how incident was handled

The parents of a Navasota fifth-grade girl are concerned about how an accident was handled after their daughter blacked out and broke her nose in physical education class.

Arlington man sues after e-cigarette battery burns his thighs, scrotum

An Arlington man is suing the store that sold him an e-cigarette that exploded in his pocket, sending him to the hospital.

Strangers save woman trapped inside car

A group of strangers helped rescue a woman trapped inside her car after they say she crashed it in front of a house.

Mayor Parker to start Sunday Streets partnership with Cigna

Mayor Annise Parker is set to announce the 2015 Cigna Sunday Streets line up and a new partnership with Cigna on Friday. 

HISD: Middle school student threatens other students with pocket knife

A Forest Brook Middle School student threatened fellow students with a pocket knife before school Wednesday, according to the Houston Independent School District. 

Former assistant to district attorney says she was wrongfully fired

A former assistant to the Harris County district attorney says she was wrongfully fired.

Calf set to compete in show dies after knife attack

A high school student from La Porte, who has been raising animals for show for four years, will have to sit this year's local competition out because the calf he was planning to show was killed.

Gloomy weather affects attendance at HLSR

Organizers at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are hoping for an end to the rainy weather.

Pregnant woman carjacked en route to hospital delivers baby

A pregnant woman who was carjacked on her way to give birth delivered her baby Wednesday.

Grand jury to decide if former officer will be charged in Taser incident

A grand jury is deciding whether or not a former police officer accused of shooting an elderly man with a tTaser will face criminal charges.

One person shot outside business

Police are looking for two men after one person was shot outside a southeast Houston business.

Cold case murder investigation continues of woman found floating in pool

Authorities are still searching for answers in the case of a woman who was found floating in her pool last spring, and they announced a $30,000 reward in the case.

Arrests made in League City storage unit burglaries

Two men have been arrested, accused in nearly three dozen storage unit burglaries in League City.

Brothers rescue elderly woman from burning house

Fire and smoke shooting out of a house on Stuebner Airline in northwest Harris County caught the eye of brothers Matthew and Michael Hudgens.  They stopped to check it out.  They knew someone lived there.

Suspects wanted for burglary, fraud in Katy area

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investing suspects involved in a burglary of a vehicle and fraud cases in the Katy area.

La Porte police ask for public's help to catch bandits breaking into ATM machines

A couple of crooks are making a good living breaking into ATM machines. They last hit a Shell convenience store in La Porte and now La Porte police are asking for the public's help to catch them.

United Steelworkers Union reaches tentative agreement with oil companies

The United Steelworkers Union and oil companies have reportedly reached a deal to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years.

Tomball teen charged with child pornography

A teenager is charged with child pornography after showing graphic images on his phone to a student at Cypress-Ranch High School, according to Cy-Fair police.

American who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in US

An American health worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Africa will be admitted to a secure treatment center at the National Institutes of Health, the agency announced Thursday.

ACS CAN, Stand Up to Cancer join to boost medical research funding

Everyone has a connection to cancer – we’re all just One Degree away from a family member or friend who has fought the disease. That’s why the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) have joined together to save more lives from cancer by increasing the…

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Funds being raised for monument to African-American history

Supporters of a plan to erect a monument on the Texas Capitol grounds to commemorate the state's African-American history say they've raised about $750,000 of the $2.6 million needed.

Suspects wanted in gameroom robbery in Westheimer

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects wanted in a robbery of a game room on Jan. 13.

Houston Ship Channel fully reopened

The Houston Ship Channel was reopened Thursday morning, after responders completed initial salvage plans on a damaged chemical tanker and successfully moved the vessel to Barbour's Cut turning basin.

Capital murder charges dropped in Corpus Christi slayings

Capital murder charges were dismissed against a second man accused in a South Texas drive-by shooting that left two girls dead.

New way to shop for unique goods on Amazon

Amazon has launched a new online marketplace called "Amazon Exclusives."

METRO: Bus driver shot in SE Houston

A bus driver was shot in southeast Houston late Wednesday night, according to METRO. 

Texas A&M athlete arrested, suspended from all athletic activities

Texas A&M WR Frank Iheanacho has been suspended from all athletics after he was arrested at a Walmart in Brazos County on Feb. 26. 

HAR: Houston home sales decline for 1st time in 6 months

The Houston market saw its first drop in home sales in the past six months in February, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. 

5 men arrested, accused of damaging 20 vehicles with BB guns

Five men are accused of going on a BB gun shooting spree that damaged 20 vehicles across North Harris County.

Family remembers grandmother killed in multicar pileup on Highway 288

The family of a 62-year-old Houston grandmother is asking for justice after a hit-and-run driver killed her and injured three other people. The driver was seen running from his damaged car by witnesses.

New, highly-addictive drug grows in popularity

A new drug that is cheap, highly addictive and very dangerous is hitting the streets of Houston and it has police agencies cracking down.

Benefit to be held for 4-year-old allegedly stabbed by his own mother

A group of men and women are getting together to raise money for the little boy who, police say, was brutally attacked by his own mother.

Deputies arrest man accused of stealing from donation box at church

KPRC 2’s cameras were there as Harris County Constable Precinct 4 deputies took a man accused of burglarizing a north Harris County church into custody. 

Hazmat units respond to small acid spill in SE Houston

An intersection in southeast Houston was closed off for over an hour Wednesday night as hazmat crews contained a small acid spill. 

Houston police to set up resources for homeless during HLSR

Houston police are taking additional steps to keep people safe at the rodeo. They are taking into account panhandlers and the drivers who stop to donate.

Parents upset about HISD relocation proposal

Some parents of students at Lyons Elementary are outraged that the Houston Independent School District Board of Education wants to relocate their kids in order to lessen overcrowding.

Rain Wednesday night, Thursday morning before dryer, warmer weather returns

Keep your umbrellas handy Wednesday evening and Thursday morning!  An area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico is slowly migrating and dragging a shield of rain with it.  

Salvage plans underway for damaged tanker in Houston Ship Channel

Plans to salvage the damaged chemical tanker Carla Maersk got underway Wednesday, two days after a collision with another ship in the Houston Ship Channel.

Residents say squatters have taken over neighborhood home

What happens inside the home on Casey Road in the Oyster Creek Country subdivision in Fort Bend County is anyone's guess. But neighbors say what they hear, see and are forced to deal with on the outside of the four walls is frustrating.

Mother accused of endangering her son

A mother is accused of endangering her son after police responded to an assault call, according to Houston police.

Man accused of fatally shooting dog at dog park appears in court

The man accused of shooting and killing a dog at a Bay Area dog park made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

Houston studio helps overweight people benefit from Heavyweight Yoga

A Texas woman began what she calls heavyweight yoga and she has sold DVDs across the country. She also helped open the Nurture Soul Therapeutics studio in Houston to help overweight people find the benefits of yoga.

La Porte PD: Victim takes action after pair of brothers steal his car

A victim took immediate action after a pair brothers stole his car, according to La Porte Police.

DSHS on ship collision: Don't eat seafood with a chemical odor

The Texas Department of State Health Services said it will issue advisories as needed after two vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel on Monday.

PD: Kwik-Kar employee caught on video burglarizing workplace

A man is accused of burglarizing his own work place, a local auto service business, according to Rosenberg police.

Source: Ferguson police chief to resign

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson will resign on Wednesday, a source in the Ferguson, Missouri, City Hall told CNN.

Residents fight against neighborhood crime

Residents in the Rice Military area near Memorial Park are ready to fight back against crime, after a meeting Tuesday night with the Houston Police Department.

Crews working to ensure safety after ships collide in Houston Ship Channel

Federal, state and local agencies and emergency responders are working to ensure public safety after two ships collided in the Houston Ship Channel on Monday.

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Gas station robbery caught on camera

Crime Stoppers has released surveillance images from a Jan. 25 gas station robbery.

3 men rescued from flood waters in Conroe

Conroe police rushed to a home around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Pecan Bend Road near Highway 105 after a man reported he was trapped inside by rising water.

Heavy truck accident on I-45 N southbound at Richey Road

Three main lanes on I-45 North southbound at Richey Road were temporarily blocked Wednesday afternoon due to a heavy truck accident.

HPD: Crooks caught red-handed loading up on Xbox, Wii consoles at Game Stop

Crooks had to ditch tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise after police intercepted a break-in at a Game Stop near Baybrook Mall early Wednesday.

Deputies: Driver throws drugs out of car, leads deputies on high-speed chase

Three men were taken into custody Wednesday after  leading deputies on a high-speed chase in northeast Harris County.

Maker of Children's Tylenol to pay $25 million over recall

The maker of Children's Tylenol agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medicine that contained metal particles

Texas sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating prostitution ring

A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a
prostitution ring at a central Texas army base is to go before a military tribunal.

Convicted Mexican Mafia hit man to be executed tonight in Texas

A Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of killing a San Antonio woman heads for the Texas death chamber.

Students' may catch a break as house lawmakers set to hear trauncy bills

House lawmakers are hearing 10 bills aimed at easing truancy laws a week after an advocacy group reported the state prosecutes twice as many teens for unexcused absences than all other states.

2 convenience stores targeted in separate smash and grabs

Two convenience stores were targeted in two different smash and grabs early Wednesday.

Two people killed in accident in north Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Department confirms that two people are dead after an accident Tuesday in north Harris County.

Gun safety options: Keeping firearms away from children

In the hands of a trained professional, guns are nothing but a tool used for protection. But in the hands of a child, they are a disaster waiting to happen.

Apartment worker accused of sexually assaulting resident

Houston police arrested a maintenance man who works at the Harvest Hill apartment complex in the 8200 block of Cambridge Street near NRG Park.

One person killed in accident on 288 near Almeda Genoa

A fatal accident that happened Tuesday night on Highway 288 and Almeda Genoa Road has the freeway closed in both directions.

Pregnant woman carjacked en route to have labor induced

A pregnant woman was headed to the hospital Tuesday morning when she was attacked by a group of armed robbers, authorities said.

Utah lawmakers vote to become only state to allow firing squad

Utah lawmakers have passed a bill that would make it the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs.

Wednesday's weather webcast

Thick clouds blanketed the region all day Tuesday, keeping temperatures below normal for this time of year. That trend will continue through Wednesday and into Thursday.

Local rodeo legend still connected to circuit

Rodeo Houston brings out the cowboy in a lot of folks, but walking amongst the crowd in Houston all the time are real-life cowboys, including one legendary bull rider whose legacy continues to blaze a trail even today.

Marines befriend local World War II veteran

It was March 1945 when World War II, the battle of Iwo Jima ended. A little while later, a young Earl Culmer returned home to Houston with all of his medals.

Masked men break into home, grope 11-year-old girl

An 11-year-old girl and her brother were asleep inside their apartment early Tuesday morning when several masked gunmen stormed inside and demanded money.

Thieves shatter convenience store door, steal cigarettes

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying two thieves who broke into a Richmond convenience store and stole merchandise.

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Iggy Azalea concert in Houston rescheduled

Iggy Azalea fans will have to wait longer to see the rapper perform in Houston.

Southwest Airlines launches first international destination

Southwest Airlines launched its first international destination over the weekend.

Celebrities fuel comeback for corsets

It's the age old picture of beauty, but recently people are bringing back ancient tools to get the look of a small waist.

Couple helps baby eagles who fell out of nest

A couple is trying to get help for two baby eagles that fell out of their nest. At least one of the birds appears to be injured.

Could laws change on synthetic drugs?

"This is my son, Grant," Tyler Hobson told the Senate Criminal Justice Committee of his son who died after taking a synthetic drug. "Last week we celebrated his 17th birthday. We launched balloons. My wife's fifth-grade class said prayers and the guest of honor wasn't there."

HPD March on Crime: Convenience store safety

The Houston Police Department is taking steps to improve safety at convenience stores in Houston during its March on Crime this month.

Nurse's aide accused of stealing from patients

A former nurse's aide is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from patients and their relatives at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Eddie Ray Routh held in Fort Bend County

The man who murdered American sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield is being detained in the Houston area.

Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied for 'Blurred Lines' song

A jury says singers Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied a Marvin Gaye song to create "Blurred Lines" and awarded $7.3 million to Gaye's family.

Charges filed against man who fatally shot dog at dog park

Charges are filed against a man accused of fatally shooting a dog at a dog park Monday.

High-end hair extensions stolen during smash-and-grab at beauty supply

Houston police are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at a southeast Houston beauty supply.

Surveillance video released of robbery and shooting

Surveillance video has been released of two men wanted for the armed robbery and shooting of a pharmacy employee in southwest Houston.

Two Bellaire High School students robbed near campus

The Bellaire Police Department is investigating after two Bellaire High School students were robbed around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday.

HPD: Man jailed after assaulting 9-year-old niece

A man is being held with no bond after physically assaulting his 9-year-old niece, according to Houston police.

HFD: Man watching fire truck steps into path of oncoming ambulance

Authorities were investigating an auto-pedestrian accident in southeast Houston involving an emergency vehicle.

Investigation underway after two ships collide in Houston Ship Channel

Maritime traffic was restricted Tuesday morning, following a collision between two vessels in the Houston Ship Channel Monday.

HFD investigates 18-wheeler fire in west Houston

The Houston Fire Department is investigating after an 18-wheeler caught fire in west Houston Monday night.

Top 10 stolen vehicles for February 2015

The following is a rundown of the "Top Ten" makes of vehicles reported stolen to the Houston Police Department during the month of February 2015.

2 University of Oklahoma students expelled over racist video

University of Oklahoma President David Boren has expelled two students he says have been identified as leading a racist chant as part of a fraternity event.

Two men linked to three deadly shootings

Police have released sketches of two men wanted in connection with three deadly shootings in southwest Houston.

One dead, another injured after tobacco shop break-in

One man is dead and another is in the hospital after police say they broke into a tobacco shop in Pasadena.

As Seen On TV's Potato Express put to the test

The Potato Express is a microwave potato cooker, and although it normally takes about 7 minutes to nuke your spuds, this product claims to do it in 4.

YMCA needs to hire more than a thousand seasonal workers

If you or your teenager is looking for a job, the YMCA is hiring more than a thousand seasonal staff positions in Houston.

Nassau Bay nurse accused of identity theft

A Houston-area nurse has been arrested and charged with credit card abuse for allegedly stealing personal information and using it to open credit cards in other people's names.

Texas mother, two sons killed by DWI suspect

A man accused of a drunk driving crash that killed a mother and her two sons is in jail.

FBCSO looking for man accused of exposing himself

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who exposed himself to employees at a tanning business.

Tuesday's weather webcast

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 1 a.m. Tuesday for areas west and north of Houston.

Thousands of convicted criminals arrested in nationwide operation

A five-day nationwide operation led to the arrests of 2,059 convicted criminals in this country illegally.

City council member announces run for Houston Mayor

A Houston city council member has announced a run to be the next mayor of Houston. Stephen Costello made the announcement after taking an early-morning jog in the rain. 

Chase ends after car crashes into home in Mission Bend area

A police chase had a dramatic ending Monday in the Mission Bend neighborhood.

Dozens of livestock animals killed in Wharton County

Investigators in Wharton County say someone shot and killed more than 40 animals.

6-year-old boy found safe after Amber Alert issued

A 6-year-old boy has been found safe after an Amber Alert was issued Monday.

HPD searching for men who committed jewelry store smash-and-grab

Houston police are looking for two men accused of robbing the Zales Jewelry store inside of the Willowbrook Mall in Northwest Houston Monday.

Magnolia ISD apologizes to Houston Zoo after students harass animals

Magnolia ISD is apologizing to the Houston Zoo after allegations that students harassed some of the animals during a recent field trip.

Deputies investigate fatal hit-an-run in east Harris County

Deputies are investigating the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian in east Harris County.

Texas nurse accused of sexually assaulting patient

A Tarrant County grand jury has charged a male nurse with sexual assault following accusations he inappropriately touched a female patient last March.

Proposal would require top courts to broadcast arguments

A Texas lawmaker has proposed asking voters to decide whether the state's highest appeals courts should have to record and post online video of its proceedings, a move that would bring the Lone Star State up to speed with 30 U.S. states.

Gunshot wound found on man's body who crashed vehicle into Humble home

A man is dead after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a house in Humble on Sunday. Investigators said they found a gunshot wound on the man's body.

HPD releases surveillance video of aggressive armed robber

Houston police are looking for a man who held up a Chevron gas station last month.

PD: Boy, 4, struck more than 20 times for not knowing how to spell name

A man has been charged with felony injury to a child for hitting a little boy with a wooden paddle.

Apple Watch expected to launch at Monday event

Monday is a big day for tech fans because Apple is expected to unveil some more details, including a launch date and price range, for its "smart watch."

Elderly couple found dead at Atascocita home

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two people were found dead inside their home Saturday.

Interview with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly

Astronaut Scott Kelly joins the Channel 2 News Today team live from Russia to speak about his upcoming mission to the International Space Station.

Online data still vulnerable even with lock icon

Online data can still be vulnerable to hackers even when the website displays a lock icon signifying information security, according to researchers. 

Handling and preventing heel pain

Heel pain is a problem for millions of people, but in most cases it can be cured with simple steps.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for man who robbed cash advance business

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are looking for information about a robbery of a cash advance business that happened on Jan. 22.

HPD, Crime Stoppers seek information on armed robber

The Houston Police Department's Robbery Division and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public's help in finding a man wanted for an aggravated robbery with a weapon.

Flash flood watch issued for majority of SE Texas

Sunday and Monday the real fun begins as the low taps into some healthy tropical moisture ensuring showers and at times steady heavy rain Sunday afternoon through all day Monday.

Galveston police make arrest shortly after bank robbery

Cleotis Ward, 55, is charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm after a bank robbery in Galveston.

Man fighting for his life after stabbing in southwest Houston

A man is in serious condition after getting stabbed near a Citgo gas station.

Chase ends in crash in southwest Houston, 3 trapped

Three men lead police on a chase through southwest Houston and slam into two parked cars.

Car slams into SUV in southwest Houston, 5 injured

A driver slams into the side of an SUV and sends 5 people to the hospital.

Man drives into store, steals $400 in liquor

A man drives his car into a northwest Harris County liquor store and gets away with about $400 in stolen merchandise.

Driver loses control, slams into tree in northwest Houston

A man is in the hospital after crashing into a tree in northwest Houston.

About 320,000 drivers affected by incorrect vehicle renewal notices

Harris County tax assessor Mike Sullivan announced Saturday that hundreds of thousands of drivers in Texas received erroneous renewal notices in the mail.

Homeowner opens fire on would-be robbers

The Houston Police Department is investigating after five shots were fired inside a home Saturday.

Red Cross assists residents after 3-alarm apartment fire

The Red Cross was called into to help out people evacuated from their apartments because of a 3-alarm fire Friday night. 

Selma marks 50 years since Bloody Sunday

President Barack Obama arrived Saturday afternoon in Selma, Alabama,were he will take part in ceremonies marking 50th anniversary of what's known as "Bloody Sunday."

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

In an oath posted on Twitter, Nigeria's Boko Haram swore allegiance to the Islmaic State Group.

Mexico official: 14 police arrested for kidnap, extortion

Mexican troops have detained 15 federal police officers on charges of kidnapping the owner of a construction company in the northern border city of Matamoros and demanding a $2 million (31 million peso) ransom, a government official said Saturday.

Saturday's weather webcast

A high of 60 degrees is expected Saturday.

Most counts against ex-judge dropped after informant slain

A 15-count federal corruption indictment against a former Texas district judge has been reduced to five counts after the main prosecution witness was slain in a dispute over a debt.

NBC-affiliate reports lockdown at White House after small explosion

It appears a small explosion and fire happened at a food vendor location near the White House while the building was on lockdown Saturday morning, according to the NBC-affiliate in Washington D.C. 

Gunmen rob pizza place, steal more than $1,000

Three gunmen wearing masks robbed a Little Caesars Pizza late Friday night. 

Son of Texas lawmaker reacts to bill proposed by father

A Texas lawmaker's son is speaking out about a bill proposed to the Texas Legislature by his father.

Controversial police arrest prompts movement to change law

A Houston-area state senator has filed a bill that would require private university police departments to be brought under the auspices of the Texas Public Information Act.

Second woman says massage therapist assaulted her

A 20-year-old woman has come forward alleging she was also assaulted while getting a massage by the same man police arrested in Harris County.

Drug investigation leads to police chase in north Houston

Two men are in custody after leading police on a chase during an undercover drug investigation Friday in north Houston.

Investigation launched after field trip to Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo officials are investigating after a group of students is accused of harassing animals.

Child abuser sentenced to life in prison

A Montgomery County judge gave a life sentence to a man who brutally hurt two young boys.

Dry, chilly weather to start weekend, but rain by Sunday

Get ready for a chilly night! Temperatures in Houston will drift down through the 40s through midnight, with an overnight low in the mid 30s.

Babies needed for colic research trial

A local research trial could have the answer for calming colicky babies.

Houston police make 160 bank jugging-related arrests

Houston police have made 160 arrests for crimes associated with bank jugging as of last month. The crimes are happening so frequently police are now educating Harris County prosecutors who handle their cases.

Steelworkers on strike hold rallies in Houston, Texas City

Members of the United Steelworkers Union took their strike over benefits and safety to the streets of downtown Houston and Texas City on Friday.

Man arrested after ambulance stolen from bus station

One person has been taken into police custody after stealing an ambulance from a downtown Houston bus station, according to Houston police.

Houston firefighters pension agreement reached

After years of struggles and months of negotiations, Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund have finalized a three-year agreement that caps escalating taxpayer contributions to the pension system.

Boyfriend, girlfriend arrested during drug bust

Galveston police arrested a couple during a drug bust after a multi-day surveillance operation at their hotel room.

'Creepy baby burglar' sentenced to 3 years in prison

A man dubbed the 'Creepy Baby Burglar' from the terrifying surveillance video was sentenced Friday to three years behind bars.

Knife-wielding woman accused of robbing store in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating the robbery of a store.

Barbecue benefit held for families of slain Baytown teens

As two of the men accused of killing two Baytown teens sit behind bars, the community is helping the victims' families Sunday.

Baytown PD: Charges filed against two suspects in deaths of Baytown teens

Two people, Valentin Jose Lazo, Jr. and Richard Gonzales, have been arrested and will be charged with capital murder, according to the Baytown Police Department.

Criminal past of Baytown teen murder suspects

Each of the three men charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of two Baytown teens have criminal records, Channel 2 Investigates found through court records.

PD: Third man arrested in murders of two Baytown teens

Jose Juan Chavez, 17, who had been a person of interest in the case, was taken into custody during a SWAT scene on Tuesday. He is the fourth person charged in the murders of two Baytown teens. We'll have more in a live report on KPRC 2 News.

Man arrested in Baytown murders apologizes to families, says he is innocent

Under heavy security from officers from the Baytown Police Department and the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, Jose Juan Chavez was walked into Judge Larry Cryer's office Wednesday.  

Family and friends hold visitation for murdered Baytown teenager

A Baytown family prepared to bury their murdered 18-year-old son Wednesday night.

No injuries after Humble ISD school bus rear-ended

No children were injured after a school bus with the Humble Independent School District was rear-ended by another vehicle Friday.

Club seeks owner of found prosthetic eye

Employees at the Memorial Athletic Club are hoping to reunite a person with his or her missing prosthetic eye.

Massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting woman

A massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was at work faced a judge Friday morning.

Surveillance video of armed robbery at Clear Lake convenience store released

Surveillance video of an aggravated robbery at a convenience store in Clear Lake has been released by the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office.

Massive fire tears through storage tank in Wharton County

Emergency crews put out a massive storage tank fire Friday in Wharton County.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for man who robbed grocery store

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a man accused of robbing a grocery store.

Dry, cool weather heading into weekend; wet weather by Sunday

Temperatures will drop into the 40s quickly once the sun sets, so this evening will be very chilly.  Overnight lows will fall into the mid 30s in Houston.  Areas north of the city may briefly dip to or slightly below freezing in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday.

Texas unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in January

The unemployment rate in Texas fell to 4.4 percent in January, marking the fifth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.

Report: Texas population could double by 2050

A new report says the state's population will double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same rate that it did in the last decade.

'States on Skates' women to skate from Florida to Texas to California

Four women just set off on a cross country journey to raise money and awareness for the "No More" campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. And they're doing the 2,800 mile journey on roller skates. They left Florida this week and they'll skate through Texas before ending up in…

Hall & Oates sues 'Haulin' Oats' granola company

Hall & Oates can't go for that: A Brooklyn granola company is selling a brand of granola called "Haulin' Oats."

Bodies of 2 missing Baytown teens found in Chambers County

Two bodies found Thursday in Chambers County are believed to be two teens missing from Baytown for more than two weeks.

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Salvation Army uses #TheDress to raise domestic violence awareness

The Salvation Army in South Africa is using #TheDress to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Injuries on Houston Rodeo rides rare

Two or three people each year are injured on rides at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to state records.

Surveillance video released of suspect wanted in fatal shooting at McDonald's

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at a McDonald's restaurant in southeast Houston.  Watch live stream of HPD news conference on Click2Houston.com.

US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.

Snuggie maker to pay $8M for deceiving customers

The company behind the Snuggie blanket and other popular as-seen-on-TV products will have to pay $8 million to settle claims that it overcharged customers.

Health question most men want to know: Does size really matter?

It's the personal health question most men want answered more than just about any other: how do I measure up?

Grandmother, aunt charged with kidnapping

Two women appeared in court early Friday, accused of kidnapping two of their own relatives.

Officials tranquilize dog after it attacks woman in SE Houston

Animal Control workers were forced to tranquilize a dog Thursday afternoon it attacked a woman walking down a southeast Houston street.

Katy woman says locksmith advertised $19 service, charged her $200

A Katy woman turns to KPRC 2 for help after she says she locked her keys in her car, called a locksmith advertising a $19 fee, only to end up paying nearly $200.

Local woman sues, claims she was injured by metal in McDonald's biscuit

A local woman is suing McDonald's after she claims she was injured by a breakfast sandwich. 

High-profile lawyer assisting in Houston-area civil rights case

High-profile lawyer Jasmine Rand, who represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, is helping in a local civil rights case.

Man wanted in shooting at Galveston apartment

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man accused in a shooting at a Galveston apartment complex.

Missing children found safe thanks to quick actions of deputies

Two missing children who were the subject of an Amber Alert were found safe Wednesday night thanks to the actions of two Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies.

Deputy dragged by alleged drunk driver leaving Houston Rodeo

A Harris County Sheriff's deputy is expected to make a full recovery, after a suspected drunk driver leaving the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo dragged her down a street Wednesday night.

Overnight freeze in southeast Texas followed by string of cool days

Skies cleared beautifully Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for a drastic cool-down and freezing conditions for parts of the region overnight. 

Man damages 3 tires after his car hits a pothole in NW Houston

A Houston man is down hundreds of dollars after driving over a massive pothole in northwest Houston.

Settlement reached in trial surrounding 10-year-old's death

A settlement has been reached after a Sugar Land family sued the Boy Scouts of America over the death of their 10-year-old son on Feb. 19.

Surveillance video released of man wanted in fatal stabbing

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in the fatal stabbing of a man on Dec. 22.

Search for man who burglarized home, stalked owner

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for help finding a man who stole from a woman's home in Fresno.

Man added to state's Most Wanted Sex Offenders list

The state has just added a man to its most wanted sex offenders list. A $3,000 reward is being offered for information on Daniel "Buzzard" Wright.

Deputy constable charged in January motorcycle crash that killed patrol deputy

A deputy constable has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in a Jan. 29 crash that left another deputy dead. 

Texans' Swearinger accused of theft after unpaid bill dispute

Houston Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger is accused of not paying in full for nearly $20,000 worth of customized upgrades to his vehicle. A member of Swearinger's representation team said the dispute was just a matter of miscommunication.

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

Student, 17, accused of throwing 8-year-old against wall at school

A 17-year-old student at the Academic and Behavior Center West School is accused of throwing an 8-year-old student against a wall on Feb. 18. 

VIDEO: 2 gunmen rob bank in Sugar Land

Police released surveillance video after a Compass Bank in Sugar Land was robbed Thursday morning. 

Houston Ship Channel reopens after ships collide

The Houston Ship Channel has reopened after a collision between a container ship and a chemical tanker, according to the Coast Guard.

Houston Rodeo Gold Buckle Foodie Award winners 2015

The Gold Buckle Foodie Awards at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo are presented to the best of the best in eight different categories. Check out a list of the 2015 winners.

Former Westside H.S. student accused of sexually assaulting younger student

A former Westside High School student is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student on the campus of the school.

HCSO: Male prostitute blackmails Parkinson's patient with nude photos

A man is accused of taking naked pictures of a disabled man, then blackmailing the man for money, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

La Porte police looking for tire-slashing suspect

Police in La Porte are looking for a man who they say slashed tires on a truck at a bar.

9 vehicles destroyed in fast-moving fire at a southwest Houston business

Nine vehicles, including ambulances, are destroyed in a fast moving fire in the parking lot of a southwest Houston business.

Yikes! Lioness opens up car door

Family gets quite a scare when a lioness opens the car door with his teeth. 

Toddler safe, mother in custody after Amber Alert in La Marque

Chasity Hamilton, 2, was safely located after she was reportedly taken around 7 a.m. Thursday from an apartment at 1903 Main Street by her non-custodial mother, Erica Moore, who is no win custody.

Balloon release held for 4-year-old fatally shot while playing with gun

Students and staff members held a balloon release Thursday in memory of a 4-year-old boy who fatally shot himself after gaining access to a loaded handgun.

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia; no injuries reported

A Delta plane has skidded off a runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport, and it appears the nose of the jet is resting against a fence.

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Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence

A judge has declared a mistrial in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after jurors deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.

Managers serving eviction notice find mother, daughter dead in Baytown

Baytown police investigated a possible murder-suicide involving a mother and daughter.

Wrangling the best parking at Rodeo Houston

With rodeo season underway, just about everyone in Houston is heading down to NRG Park, which means parking is a headache.

Family sues cruise line after girl slams finger in door

A family has filed a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines, claiming a young girl was permanently injured when her finger was slammed in a door aboard a cruise ship.

Treatment allows patients to keep hair during chemo

Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy, but researchers are hard at work on a solution that is helping who who are fighting cancer keep their hair.

Man gropes woman at CVS

Houston police said a shopper in the CVS Pharmacy in the 2200 block of West Holcombe was trying to use the bathroom when she was assaulted.

Lifestyle Lift clinic's sudden closure shocks patients, doctors

A company that promised fast face-lifts has closed its doors with no warning. Now we're hearing from one Lifestyle Lift patient who said she's now out a lot of money.

Family files lawsuit against airbag maker in crash death

A local family has taken a legal step in their claim that a faulty airbag caused their loved one's death.

Deputies: Stolen mobile device leads to arrest in armed robbery

Deputies arrested a man accused of robbing a cellphone store.

Cold front with 40-degree temperature drop moves into SE Texas

A cold front moving through southeast Texas Wednesday night will produce a drastic, 40 to 45 degree temperature drop from Wednesday's high temperature of 83 degrees in Houston.

Medical team helps injured Houston Rodeo competitors

There's over 100 doctors, surgeons and trainers watching competitors closely. When the whips, jerks and falls lead to bruises and breaks, a medical staff is ready to take the reins.

Man accused in woman's death outside pizza parlor appears in court

The man accused of murdering a woman outside a pizza parlor in northeast Harris County appeared before a judge on Wednesday.

Woman sentenced for stealing $200K from employer

A Houston-area woman was sentenced to probation after being accused of stealing from her employer.

Federal officers seize backpacks, lunch bags at Houston seaport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Houston seaport seize more than 6,000 children's backpacks and lunch bags after testing confirms excessive lead levels.

Man accused of trying to rape woman at Dickinson motel

Dickinson police arrested a man at a motel investigators said was trying to sexually assault a woman.

Adrian Peterson meets with Vikings at his Montgomery County home

The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer spent about four hours Wednesday afternoon at Peterson's home north of Houston.

Man who claims he was beaten wants HPD officer fired

A Houston businessman who said he was handcuffed and assaulted by a Houston police officer in May 2014 said Wednesday he wants the police officer to be fired.

More than 60 men charged in HPD prostitution 'round-up'

Dozens of men found themselves in handcuffs after being caught in a prostitution sting. More than 60 men were charged in a Houston Police Department prostitution "round-up" investigation. 

City Council approves major initiative to decrease animal overpopulation

As part of a major initiative to reduce and prevent animal overpopulation, Houston City Council on Wednesday approved a contract with Emancipet, a nationally recognized non-profit animal welfare organization.

Boy allegedly stabbed by mom is off respirator in hospital

A boy who deputies said was repeatedly stabbed by his mother last week continues to recover in a hospital.

Man accused of burglarizing 6 businesses in Montgomery County

A man accused of burglarizing six businesses in a commercial shopping center is behind bars. 

3 suspects sought in attempted robbery at Walmart

Crime Stoppers is asking for your help identifying three suspects in an attempted store robbery.

Accused identity thief being linked to deputy's death

A woman detectives say is behind a massive identity theft ring is also being connected to the death of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy.

1 killed, 2 injured during shooting inside Alief barber shop

One man is dead and two others hurt following a shooting at a barber shop in the Alief section of southwest Houston.

La Porte man charged with felony animal cruelty

Felony animal cruelty charges have been filed against a La Porte man.

Fugitive Caught on Facebook

Fugitive caught after commenting on his own wanted photo posted on Facebook. 

City to announce plan to address stray animals

The city of Houston is trying to lower the number of stray animals on the streets.  Mayor Annise Parker and City Council members will announce a major initiative to fight the problem. Watch live stream on Click2Houston.com.

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

The Justice Department says it won't prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests.

NBC to launch comedy video streaming service

NBCUniversal is developing a new comedy streaming service that will feature popular shows like ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.’

Starbucks says brand change, tearing to blame for tea shortage

Starbucks is coming clean about shortages of its popular teas.

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2 Whataburgers restaurants robbed within 30 minutes

Two Whataburgers were robbed within 30 minutes Tuesday night.

Deputy constable hospitalized after crash in N. Houston

A deputy with the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office has been hospitalized after a crash in north Houston on Tuesday.

Krav Maga gaining in popularity among youth

It's a form of hand-to-hand combat used by military forces, but now Krav Maga is growing as a form of self defense for everyday safety.

Mother, son rescued after being trapped from crash

Cameras were rolling as crews rescue a mother and son trapped after a tree fell on their pickup truck Tuesday.

MD Anderson doctor petitions rising cancer drug costs

A Houston doctor from MD Anderson -- a world leader in cancer treatment -- is making a way for doctors and patients to petition Congress about rising costs of necessary cancer drugs.

Man accused of starting house fire that killed two dogs

League City police have arrested a man in conection with a January house fire that killed two dogs.

Tea party-backed state lawmaker wants marijuana legalized

A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state statute.

Warm, humid weather precedes strong cold front

Houston finally got a break from winter weather, as temperatures hit 80 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

Northbound lanes of 610 W. Loop at 59 reopened after 1-vehicle accident

Northbound lanes of the 610 West Loop at the Southwest Freeway have reopened after a one-vehicle accident caused delays.

Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court is ordering the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

Woman undergoes rehab following ex-boyfriend's attack

Porsha Daniels is going through weeks of rehabilitation after she says her ex-boyfriend, Nathaniel Davis, broke into her northeast Houston apartment and attacked her and then killed her friend.

Security priority for Rodeo officials

With millions of people attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, maintaining safety is not easy.

Person hit by train in northeast Houston

A person was hit by a car around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in north Houston, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Father speaks out after son shoots brother

A Harris County grand jury will decide whether any adults will face charges after a 5-year old boy accidentally shot his 6-year-old brother.

HPD: Father, daughter found dead in apparent murder-suicide in N. Houston

HPD Homicide is investigating after a father and daughter were found dead at a townhome in north Houston Tuesday morning.

Good Samaritan dodges gunfire in north Houston

A Houston man faced a hailstorm of bullets while trying to lead sheriff's deputies to a trio of robbers.

Man arrested for alleged child porn possession after search

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office High Tech Crimes Unit has arrested a man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Galveston PD seeking man who robbed Subway restaurant

The Galveston Police Department is investigating after a robbery around 7 p.m. Monday at a Subway restaurant.

Sketch released of gunman wanted in murder of Brinks armored car guard

Investigators have released a composite sketch of one of the gunmen believed responsible for the robbery and murder of a Brinks armored guard in the Galleria area. Alvin Kinney was ambushed and executed by at least three armed assailants wearing body armor and face-shield masks on Feb. 12.

HISD police investigating threat made at Worthing High School

The Houston Independent School District Police Department is investigating a threat that was made at Worthing High School on Monday.

HCSO seeks public assistance in identifying wanted robbers

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are seeking information about two wanted robbers.

Getaway truck gets stuck during attempted smash-and-grab in Midtown

A convenience store in Midtown is in shambles after would-be thieves drove a truck into it on Richmond Avenue.

Man dies after being struck, pinned underneath SUV in northeast Houston

Houston police are investigating a fatal auto pedestrian that happened in northeast Houston Tuesday morning.

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Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court.

Surveillance photos released in Friendswood burglary

Friendswood police have released surveillance photos in connection with a home burglary.

Suspects flee after ramming pickup truck into SE Houston clothing store

Houston police are searching for suspects who rammed a pickup truck into a clothing store in southeast Houston early Tuesday.

Five arrested in two meth busts in Friendswood

Five people have been arrested in two separate methamphetamine busts, according to Friendswood police.

Warm, damp weather precedes strong cold front

High temperatures will inch into the low to mid 70s during the afternoon on the heels of a light south wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. A few light sprinkles and pockets of drizzle are possible Tuesday, but no measurable rain is expected.

More Americans using tax returns to jump-start savings

It’s the heart of tax season, which has many Americans thinking about what to do with their tax returns.

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Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials

Justice Department: Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials.

1 dead in double shooting outside McDonald's in SE Houston

The drive-thru at a southeast Houston McDonald's restaurant is back open after two men were shot, one of them fatally, early Monday morning.

Suspect wanted in robberies of dollar store, gas station in Houston area

Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in at least two robberies that occurred in north and southeast Houston since January.

Multi-vehicle crash cleared on 610 North Loop eastbound near Kirkpatrick

All main lanes on the 610 North Loop eastbound near Kirkpatrick were temporarily shut down Tuesday morning due to a multi-vehicle crash.

Target aiming for millenials, young families in store revamp

Target is expected to announce new plans to investors Tuesday on revamping its grocery section to appeal to millenial shoppers. 

Woman's "shocked" mug shot going viral

An Oklahoma woman's mug shot is causing a stir on social media.

More arrests made in synthetic drug case in Montgomery County

Another person was arrested as part of a synthetic drug crackdown in Montgomery County, bringing the total number of arrests to 13.

Phony car titles stinging car buyers

Houston police arrested two men as part of a widening investigation into stolen cars being sold on Craigslist.

Harris County reminds public about free gun locks after recent child shootings

In light of recent shootings, all of which appear to be accidental, of very young children in Harris County, Sheriff Adrian Garcia reminded gun owners that his office gives out free gun locks.

Man arrested after woman's body found in car

Harris County Sheriff's detectives arrested a man in connection with the murder of a Houston woman, whose body was found Saturday in the parking lot of restaurant.

FCC may block robocalls on cellphones

It took Aaron Foss 6 months to get his NOMOROBO call-blocking system online with VOIP or voice over IP cable phone systems.

19-year-old mother accused of smoking marijuana with child in car

A Harris County woman has been accused of smoking marijuana while driving with her 14-month-old daughter in a vehicle Saturday.

Woman killed after being hit by METRO rail near downtown Houston

A 23-year-old woman was killed after being struck by the METRO rail around 7:30 p.m. Monday near downtown Houston.

Family reaches settlement with Rodeo after golf cart accident

Lawyers for a former vice president of the rodeo who was badly injured two years ago have reached a settlement.

Arrest made after triple homicide in southeast Houston

The Houston Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a triple homicide.

Uber user charged $500 for 30-mile ride after attending Rodeo

A Houston-area woman is outraged after she said the popular car service Uber over-charged her for a ride.

Dense fog overnight; huge temperature swings coming this week

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for all of southeast Texas until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Jockey accused of shocking horse to gain advantage suspended

A jockey accused of cheating during a race at Sam Houston Race Park has been suspended for five years, according to the Texas Racing Commission.

Man throws brick at car, knocks himself out

Man throws brick at car window and knocks himself out. 

Harris County aims to educate residents about One Sticker program

There is a new effort in Harris County to make sure you know about the big change in Texas auto registration and inspection.

Blind robbery victim helps detectives find accused thief

A man is facing aggravated robbery charges, accused of robbing a legally blind woman. The Missouri City Police Department said that woman helped them track down the accused thief.

Surveillance video released of burglary suspect in Sugar Land

Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on home surveillance video stealing items from two unlocked vehicles. In other cases, police said the man entered garages and stole items.

3-year-old dies in house fire in Wharton

Charred remains are all that's left of the single family home where 3-year-old Alic Ditson Carter Randolph had been visiting relatives. The toddler was the only one who didn't make it out alive.

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