Parents will be told if students drink

The University of Michigan has unveiled a new policy to try and stop its underage drinking problem.

Police: Man killed in shooting in east Harris County

A man is dead after a shooting in east Harris County.

Bicyclist hit by vehicle in northeast Harris County

A person on a bicycle is hit by a vehicle in northeast Harris County, according to authorities.

Blue Bell plans to return to store shelves next week

Blue Bell plans to return its ice cream to store shelves next week with select flavors and even though Texans are excited, the company is still under close watch by food safety agencies.

2 men hospitalized after argument leads to shooting in NE Houston

Two men are in the hospital after an argument led to a shooting in northeast Houston Wednesday night, according to police.

Towboat that sank in Neches River lifted out of water

A towboat that sank in the Neches River was lifted out of the water Wednesday, Coast Guard officials say.

Dark web: Where online activity can hide

The surface of the web is where you find search engines, websites and links. But documents you save online -- bank records and archived images -- are all found on the deep web. You need to know where to look to find it.

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Texas Attorney General Paxton pleads not guilty to fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pleads not guilty in the initial hearing on his securities fraud case on Thursday in Fort Worth and tells the judge he's looking for a new lawyer.

16 men arrested in online predator sting in Pearland

An online predator sting dubbed "Back To School" led to the arrests of 16 men, Pearland police say.

Family files lawsuit against trailer manufacturer after deadly crash

A family lost a loving mother and devoted wife when she died from injuries sustained in a crash, something her loved ones say was entirely preventable if certain "safety regulations" were in place.

10-year-old 'tuff girl' raises breast cancer awareness

A 10-year-old Katy girl is proving she's one tough little girl. She plays tackle football in a local league.

Texas City police officer wrestles calf after chase

Texas City police experience a bizarre chase this week that includes a suspect with four legs.

KPRC 2 speaks with victim struck in crash

Two suspects are taken into custody Thursday following a police chase that ended in a crash in southwest Houston.

Emotional morning newscast the day after TV killings

One day after the on-air killings of reporter and a cameraman, the grieving staff at WDBJ-TV came together Thursday for an emotional broadcast of its "Mornin"' show.

Man arrested for shooting 2 people on TSU campus

A man is charged after he allegedly shot two people outside a Texas Southern University dormitory Wednesday night.

Patient shot by officer at St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston

Police are investigating the shooting of a patient by a police officer Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston.

Man abuses 3 dogs, pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

A man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after leaving three pit bulls chained to a fence with little or no food and water.

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METRO bus driver who saved man from burning Heights home honored for heroism

Paul Nelson, a METRO bus driver who hopped off his bus and rushed into a burning home to save a person, was honored Thursday for his heroism.

Suspect in custody after chase ends in crash in Third Ward

A suspect is in custody after he leads police on a chase that ended in a crash in Third Ward.

Man riding motorcycle killed in wreck near downtown Houston

A man riding a motorcycle was killed after he struck a curb at a high rate of speed near downtown Houston.

Restaurant Report Card: New Harris County Restaurant Complaint App

These days when customers see something bad or gross in a restaurant, they take out their smartphone and snap a picture.

Surveillance video released of possible suspects in fatal shooting at group home

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at a group home in southeast Houston.  HPD Homicide investigators are holding a press conference, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., to discuss the case.  Watch the livestream on…

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5-year-old boy's reaction to baby brother going viral

A baby announcement is usually a special moment for parents. When they tell their child or children about another little person coming into the family, some parents will get mixed reactions.

Purse snatcher drags woman across parking lot, hits her with truck

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman at a gas station and dragged her across a parking lot while driving away with her purse.

Caught on camera: Fight breaks out during sentencing in girl's death

A brawl broke out Thursday morning in the Detroit courtroom where a mother and her boyfriend were awaiting sentencing after being convicted in a 3-year-old girl's death.

Female clerk fights off man with knife during store robbery

A female employee fights back when a man with a knife jumps over a counter to rob a convenience store in Pasadena; Police are asking for help identifying him.

Tropical Storm Erika continues to churn into the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika continues to churn into the Caribbean this morning as a solid tropical storm. Here are the latest statistics from the National Hurricane Center as of 7am Central time:

HPD: Teen killed in shooting near school parking lot in SW Houston

A 17-year-old was killed in a shooting near an elementary school parking lot in southwest Houston.

Teacher faces felony sex charges

Christina Busby, 33, is charged with two felony counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19.

Mississippi State says suspected gunman in custody

A suspected gunman is in custody after reports of an active shooter at Mississippi State University in Starkville, the university said via its alert system Thursday.

Overturned cement truck slows traffic on Hwy 59 south at Williams Way Blvd

Traffic may be slowed on the 59 Southwest Freeway southbound at Williams Way Boulevard after a cement truck overturned on the feeder lane.

Blue Bell releases final flavor for starting lineup - The Great Divide

Blue Bell has released the final flavor that will be hitting the store shelves.  Some thought it would be strawberry, but no, it's The Great Divide!

Easiest ways to save on electric bills

These hot summer months are when Houstonians typically experience sticker shock opening those high electric bills.

Day care under investigation for drugging babies with Benadryl

A Durant, Oklahoma day care is under investigation after the Bryan County Sheriff's Office said the owner and her staff gave infants Benadryl to make them sleep.

Teens who arrived in limo vandalize community pool

Authorities are looking for a group of teens they say vandalized and burglarized a community pool in the Richmond area.


Frozen green bean recall; RadioShack to refund gift cards; Sephora offers $50 gift codes

General Mills is recalling frozen green beans over listeria concerns.

Fire hydrant turns into geyser after car crash

Police are investigating what caused a car to crash into a hydrant, which caused water to shoot out of the ground.

Fire breaks out at beauty supply store

Firefighters fought flames that engulfed a hair supply shop in southeast Houston Thursday morning.

All WB lanes of US-290 after West reopen after deadly motorcycle crash

All westbound lanes of US-290 after West Road reopened after a fatal motorcycle accident shut down the highway Wednesday night.

Man wakes up to intruder in bedroom

A Garden Oaks homeowner said he woke up to find a burglar in his bedroom, according to Houston police.


Sheriffs: LA officer shot, killed with own gun while responding to stabbing

A Louisiana police officer was shot and killed Wednesday while responding to a call for help in the town of Sunset, just north of Lafayette.

Dog missing from groomer found safe, reunited with owner

Cheerio, the dog who went missing from a groomer in Alief, has been found safe.

Psychologist indicted on allegations of tampering with government records

A Harris County Grand Jury indicted Houston psychologist Dr. Carole Busick and her husband for tampering with government documents.

Houston medical community remembers Dr. "Red" Duke

If it's true that God works through surgeons' hands, Dr. "Red" Duke felt the faith.

Texas says Medicaid cuts still coming, surprising opponents

Texas health officials say they will still implement a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments for therapy services -- surprising opponents who thought they walked out of a courtroom with a victory.

PD: Suspect accused of fatally shooting 2 journalists during newscast dies

The suspect accused of fatally shooting a reporter and photographer during a live TV newscast in Virginia has shot himself following a police chase.

Father, son beaten with crowbar after confronting speeding driver

A man is claiming self-defense after a crowbar beating that left one man dead Tuesday night along a Montgomery County road, according to deputies.

Dr. James "Red" Duke, famed Houston surgeon, has died

World-renowned trauma surgeon Dr. James H. "Red" Duke Jr., has died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, KPRC 2 News has learned.

Police: man left 1-year-old child alone all night

A father is facing child abandonment charges, accused of leaving his 1-year-old son home alone for hours.

Accused serial pharmacy robber taken into custody

Investigators say a man accused of robbing more than 30 pharmacies and gas stations across Harris County this month has a gambling problem.

Man wanted for self-checkout scam

Deputies are searching for the man they say is behind a self-checkout scam at a store in southeast Houston.

City Council approves Houston Equal Rights Ordinance ballot language

The Houston City Council approves final language for the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance on the November ballot Wednesday.

Man wanted for sex assault of teen with Down syndrome

A man is on the run after deputies say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

Surveillance photos released of man wanted for forging checks

Houston police are looking for a man who withdrew cash from banks using forged checks.

Friendswood police bust lab producing meth, pot and psychedelic drug DMT

Officers from the Friendswood Police Department and the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office stumbled across a major drug lab while trying to serve a warrant to a person at an apartment complex in Pearland.

Report: Officials finalize Houston-to-Dallas bullet train route

Houston is one step closer to getting a bullet train that will take travelers to Dallas in just 90 minutes.

HPD: Man wanted in fatal shooting at SW Houston apartment complex

Houston police have released a sketch of a man they say is responsible for a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Man accused of taking photos up woman's skirt at Sugar Land store

Police are looking for a man who they said used his cell phone to take pictures under a woman's skirt at a grocery story in Sugar Land.

Dr. Red Duke's passing a huge loss to Houston, medical community

He didn't give us his classic sign-off, but for someone who routinely saved lives, Dr. James "Red" Duke was incredibly humble.

Man steals beer from gas station, police say

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man who they said stole beer from a La Porte gas station.

Human remains found in woods in Spring area

Human remains were found Tuesday night deep in the woods in Montgomery County.

59 Eastex Freeway reopens at Greens Road after heavy truck crash

A heavy truck collided Wednesday morning with four other vehicles in the southbound lanes of the 59 Eastex Freeway near Greens Road.

Alleged hit-and-run driver killed in head-on collision

A driver who struck another vehicle was killed in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon while fleeing the accident scene on Houston's south side, police said.

Inmate who fled Kentucky prison in April caught in Galveston

An inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Kentucky has been caught in Texas after nearly five months on the run.

Kraft Heinz recalls 2m pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon after illnesses

More than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon has been recalled after people reported becoming unwell after eating certain items, officials said.

Blue Bell announces Cookies 'n Cream is third flavor to return

Blue Bell has released the third flavor that will be hitting the store shelves.  And guess what, it's Cookies 'n Cream!

Employee shot after gunmen try to squeeze through drive-thru window

Two gunmen shot an employee while trying to break into a fast-food restaurant through the drive-thru window Wednesday morning, according to Houston police.

Schlumberger buying Cameron International in $12.71B deal

Schlumberger is buying Cameron in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.71 billion that would create an oilfield equipment and service powerhouse.


Amazon Prime Now expands; Oscar Mayer recalls turkey bacon; Dallas-Houston high-speed rail route decided

Amazon’s one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, is expanding to new markets, including the retailer’s hometown of Seattle and three other cities in Washington State.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after accident in southeast Houston

Emergency crews were on the scene of two-vehicle accident in southeast Houston.

Two-month-old red panda cubs get second physical exam

A pair of red panda cubs in Chicago are getting a lot of attention.

Happy National Dog Day!

In honor of our furry friends, here's a look at some funny dog moments that make us fall in love with them all over again. Happy National Dog Day!

Schools releasing student personal information: How to stop it

With all the papers and forms your child is bringing home this week, it's easy to just sign your name without actually reading all of the fine print. But if you're concerned about protecting your child's personal information, there is one form you want to make sure you read and sign.

Road to Sandra Bland's alma mater named for her

The Prairie View City Council has passed a motion to rename University Drive to Sandra Bland Parkway.

Inspectors seize thousands of illegal animal imports

Since 2012, U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspectors have seized more than 18,000 items of animal contraband making its way by air and sea into South Texas.

Owner blames hospital for missing dog

An area dog owner is outraged after her pet that was being groomed at an Alief animal hospital ran off the property.

Mayoral candidates begin campaigning via TV ads

Steve Costello is out of the gate with the first broadcast TV ad of the Houston mayoral campaign season.

Woman claims UPS response over delivery delay was racist

A local UPS customer came to KPRC 2 News after her delivery was delayed several days, saying the email she got from UPS in response was racist.

CHAT RECAP: Your stock market questions answered

KPRC 2 hosted a live web chat Tuesday to answer your questions about Wall Street and the stock market.

SWAT standoff underway in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department sends members of its SWAT team to a standoff Tuesday in southwest Houston.

Galveston PD: Joe's Crab Shack robbers arrested

Galveston police arrested two men investigators said robbed the Joe's Crab Shack on Seawall Boulevard.

Investigation underway after body found in Humble apartment

A body was found Monday at an apartment complex in Humble.

Man wanted in at least 28 armed robberies at pharmacies

A man is being sought by authorities for a series of armed robberies at pharmacies around the Houston area.

HISD elementary school finds solution to overcrowding issue

Briargrove Elementary School comes up with a solution Tuesday, and students in the school zone will now be bused to another school.

Woman accused of throwing hot noodles at child

A woman is behind bars after police say she beat a child with a belt, bit him, and threw a telephone and hot noodles at the boy.

3-year-old boy found safely after going missing in Montgomery County

A 3-year-old boy who went missing Monday in the 180 block of Capetown was found safely, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Tropical Storm Erika approaching the Leeward Islands

Tropical Storm Erika has formed in the Atlantic and is about 955 miles east of the Leeward Islands.

Severe weather moves through Houston area

Severe weather moved quickly through the Houston area Tuesday afternoon bringing lightning and hail.

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Local boy battling brain-eating amoeba

A local 14-year-old boys is in critical condition after battling a brain-eating amoeba.

Michael Riley Jr. is at Texas Children's Hosptial. His family on Facebook said his brain is swelling and they need prayers.

Wreck in westbound lanes of 290 at W. 43rd St. blocking HOV lane

An accident in the westbound lanes of Highway 290 at W. 43rd Street is blocking the HOV lane Monday.

Man accused of beating Chihuahua to death with hammer

A man is facing a cruelty to animals charge after allegedly beating a Chihuahua to death with a hammer.

Houston-area man on Texas Most Wanted list caught in Florida

A Houston-area convicted felon on the Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted list has been captured in Florida.

Clear Springs High School to reopen Wednesday after power outage

Students were sent home Tuesday from Clear Spring High School in League City due to a power outage, school officials said.

Texas to target illegal alcohol sales in college towns

Texas alcohol regulators will target communities with major colleges and universities in a crackdown on illegal sales to underage drinkers.

Border Patrol agent in Texas stole grandmother's benefits

A Border Patrol supervisor in South Texas faces up to 10 years in prison for stealing his late grandmother's Social Security benefits.

Police arrest man wielding baseball bat, knife

Lubbock police fired beanbag rounds to disarm a man wielding a knife and a baseball bat and suspected of attacking a Wal-Mart worker.

400-point Dow rally vanishes

A 400-point surge for the Dow vanished at the end of the trading session late Tuesday, the latest sign of how jittery markets have become about the health of the global economy.

Clear Creek ISD delaying release of high school students until weather passes

The Clear Creek Independent School District is delaying the release of students at all high schools in the district until the weather passes.

PD: 2 children left trapped on balcony after mom passes out on synthetic drugs

A Liberty, Texas mother is accused of being passed out on drugs in an apartment while her two small children were locked outside.

Officials confirm Dallas resident died of West Nile virus

Health officials say a Dallas resident who contracted the West Nile virus has died.

Texas police say man 'obsessed' with woman, corpse missing

San Antonio police trying to find a woman's corpse stolen from a casket say a man "obsessed" with her was the last to leave her funeral.

Nicaraguan man set to be executed in Texas gets reprieve

Texas' top criminal court on Tuesday stopped the scheduled execution of a Nicaraguan man convicted of killing a Houston high school teacher during a robbery more than 18 years ago.

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Westpark Tollway eastbound at Fondren

A deadly motorcycle crash shut down all eastbound lanes the Westpark Tollway at Fondren Tuesday morning.

Tropical Storm Erika forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Erika has formed in the Atlantic and is about 955 miles east of the Leeward Islands.

Fire damages several homes in Galena Park

Five fire departments worked to extinguish a fast-moving fire that destroyed one house and damaged two others in Galena Park Tuesday morning.

Suspected serial robbers wanted for attacking man walking down street

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspected serial robbers who they say attacked a man walking down the street.

Top schools for sex offenders living nearby

In Texas, convicted sex offenders have to follow a long set of rules and regulations when it comes to alerting the public about where they choose to live.

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Officials: Katy firefighter shoots, kills self while on duty

A Katy Fire Department firefighter shot and killed himself Sunday night.

Attempted robber fatally shot at northeast Houston pawn shop

A suspected thief is dead and two robbers are in custody after a robbery and shootout inside a northeast Houston pawn shop.

Gunman on the run after shooting man at southeast Houston motel

Police are searching for the gunman who shot another man at a southeast Houston motel early Tuesday.

Body of homeless man found in field in north Houston

Homicide detectives with the Houston Police Department are investigating after a man's body was found in a field Monday in north Houston.

Pct. 4 Sgt. undergoes surgery after being struck by vehicle

A sergeant with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office was flown to a hospital after being struck by a car Sunday night in Spring.


Watch: Boy accidentally punches hole through $1.5 million painting

Oops! Video from a Taiwanese museum captured a 12-year-old boy who tripped and accidentally punched a hole in a $1.5 million painting.

Pct. 7 deputy flips patrol car while responding to emergency

A Precinct 7 deputy is recovering after flipping his patrol car while responding to a call about a shooting in southeast Houston.

Blue Bell announces Dutch Chocolate is second flavor to return

Blue Bell has released the second flavor that will be hitting the store shelves.  Dutch Chocolate is heading our way!

HPD: Serial thieves lead police on chase in stolen truck

A group of serial thieves led police on a short chase in a stolen truck Tuesday morning.

Neighbor, security guard rescue grandfather from apartment fire

A neighbor and security guard helped save a grandfather trapped in an apartment fire in northwest Houston.


Chipotle plans one-day hiring spree; Ashley Madison sued; Hassle-free car sale apps

Chipotle is going on a one-day hiring spree.

Longhorns goalie makes amazing goal

A University of Texas goalie is getting a lot of attention online because of her amazing goal.

TN school district bans flags from campus

A Tennessee school district has instituted a campus ban on flags.

Students show up to find no room in classes

Joshua Satterwhite, 6, and his mom, Annette Satterwhite, showed up at Briargrove Elementary School on San Felipe near the Galleria on Monday morning and were surprised to learn there was no place for Joshua.

Robber caught on camera dragging employee, stealing cash

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who dragged a woman through a spice store during a bold robbery in northwest Houston.

Report of stolen SUV starts police chase

A police chase ended in northwest Houston on Monday after a man saw his brother-in-law's stolen truck and took action.

Meals on Wheels driver robbed in NW Houston

A Meals on Wheels driver was robbed at gunpoint Monday morning in northwest Houston.

Man who helped subdue alleged Louisiana trooper shooter speaks with KPRC 2

The alleged shooter, Kevin Daigle, might still be on the loose if not for the quick action of four men who just happened to be passing by Sunday as Trooper Steven Vincent lay dying.

Vehicles damaged when thieves target car dealership

A car dealership in The Woodlands fell prey this past weekend to thieves who stole expensive tires and wheels off of brand-new BMWs.

Dow Jones industrial average ends session down 588 points

The Dow Jones industrial average finished down 588 points after day of massive swings.

Firefighters battle fire at DPS building under construction in NW Houston

Houston firefighters battled a fire Monday at a Department of Public Safety office under construction in northwest Houston.

Stranger to help evicted residents in historic Fifth Ward

With five weeks left to find a new place to live, Faye Hopkins, 88, and several of her neighbors had no idea what they were going to do after they were served eviction letters last week at their historic Fifth Ward homes.

Couple married in hospital 2 hours before delivery

For the first time ever, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women transformed an exam room into a wedding chapel.

Armed crook caught on camera trying to rob store employee

An armed crook is caught on camera attempting to rob a store employee.

Man, woman killed after car slams into tree in southwest Houston

A man and woman were killed in a car accident in southwest Houston.

HPD: Fight between neighbors turns deadly in southeast Houston

A fight between neighbors turned deadly in southeast Houston, according to police.

Driver dies after crashing into light pole on Highway 288

Houston police closed the main lanes of the Highway 288 late Sunday after a deadly crash near the Beltway 8 South.

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Suspect in Louisiana trooper death also suspected in roommate slaying

The roommate of a man arrested in a Louisiana state trooper's death was found dead Monday, and the suspect in the trooper's slaying is also suspected in this case, a sheriff said.

Police investigating unconfirmed suicides linked to Ashley Madison hack

The company that owns the cheating website Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of hackers who revealed its users.

Pictures of burglar sought by HPD released

The Houston Police Department is looking for a man who burglarized a business in the 6600 block of West Sam Houston Parkway.

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Alligator weighs in at 920 pounds

Scott Evans and his friends Jeff and Justin Gregg made a huge catch on Aug. 14 at Lake Eufaula in Alabama.

Evans and his friends were alligator hunting when they caught an alligator that weighed in at a record-breaking 920 pounds.

Plane makes emergency landing at Hooks Airport

A single-engine PA-28 made an emergency landing Monday at Hooks Airport.

Man convicted in 1976 slaying gets life sentence

A 59-year-old mentally impaired Texas man imprisoned for more than 35 years despite his original murder conviction being overturned has received the maximum sentence of life in prison after he was found guilty a second time.

Protest held against new Arabic school in HISD

In HISD, Arabic is the second-most common foreign language spoken at home.

Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla first flavor to return to stores

Blue Bell is doing a slow rollout of the flavors that will be hitting the shelves when the ice cream returns to select stores on Aug. 31.  The creamery is releasing a sneak peek of the product lineup via Instagram on Monday. The first flavor that will be tempting our taste buds is Homemade Vanilla.…

Man gets 60 years in prison in Texas child pornography case

A man who worked at children's shelters and as a tumbling coach and a nanny has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in San Antonio to six counts of producing child pornography.

WATCH LIVE: Back 2 School Traffic Webcast

After you watch KPRC 2 News Today on Monday morning for the latest traffic news, you can stream our Traffic Webcast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. to help get you through the first day.


Target testing healthier in-store cafes

Target doesn’t always hit the mark when it comes to healthy food at its in-store cafes, but that could soon change.

Giant panda gives birth to two cubs at National Zoo

All eyes are on the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. after the birth of two giant panda cubs

Katy firefighter dies in line of duty

Katy Fire Department confirmed Sunday they lost one of their own in the line of duty. 

House, SUV damaged in north Houston fire

Firefighters responded to a house fire in North Houston around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Man critically injured after plane crash in Waller County

One person is in critical condition after a glider aircraft crash in Waller County on Sunday. 

Video leads to arrest in gun theft in Humble

Less than 24 hours after KPRC 2's report about a burglary, constables with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's office arrested one of the suspected thieves.

Parents concerned over no-bus decision

Parents raise concerns about children having to walk to school after they were rezoned following the building of a new elementary school.

5-year-old boy dies after being found in hot car

Police in the North Texas town of Burleson say a 5-year-old autistic boy was found unconscious in a hot car about an hour after his family called authorities to say he'd gotten out of the house.

Three-vehicle accident at 610 W. Loop and Fournace Ave. cleared

A three-vehicle wreck is causing traffic delays in the northbound lanes of the 610 West Loop at Fournace Avenue on Sunday.

20-year-old facing charges after opening fire at LCISD school

Fort Bend County authorities say one man has been arrested after police received reports of gunfire from the roof of an elementary school about 25 miles southwest of Houston.

Louisiana state trooper shot, critically injured during traffic stop

A Louisiana state trooper was shot in the head and critically injured Sunday when he tried to stop a driver suspected of being drunk or drugged in southwest Louisiana, Louisiana State Police said.

Sunday's weather webcast

Sunday’s high temperature will be close to 96 degrees at Bush Intercontinental Airport, closer to 90 in Galveston where the “feels Like” heat index will be closer to 105 degrees.

14-year-old girl hospitalized after shooting

A 14-year-old girl who was the victim of a drive-by shooting is in stable condition, according to authorities.

Power restored after outage in League City

Power has been restored after an outage was reported Sunday morning in League City.

Two hurt after helicopter crash in Grimes County

A helicopter crashed Saturday in Grimes County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Burglars caught on camera in Humble-area home

A homeowner in Humble is asking for the public's help in finding a group of people he said broke into his home and stole several guns.

Houston rapper accused of child molestation arrested

Calderon Texada, 27, is an aspiring Houston rapper, but also an accused child molester and a fugitive.

Woman accused of stealing fire equipment

A woman faces charges after the Harris County fire marshal said she stole firefighting gear from a Westlake Fire Department emergency vehicle.

KPRC 2 AT 5 p.m.: Clear the Shelters special

Across the country, thousands of animals were saved from shelters on Clear the Shelters Day, including more than 630 in the Houston area. Watch Saturday at 5 p.m., to see how families across our area and in cities across America are trying to bring those numbers down by getting pets out of…

Several people shot at apartment complex in NW Houston

A shooting that happened Saturday in the 1400 block of W. Gulf Bank Road at an apartment complex in northwest Houston is under investigation.

Houstonians gather to protest outside Planned Parenthood

Houstonians gathered outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic Saturday to protest the organization, and it is happening all over the country.

National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birth

The National Zoo in Washington says there's one more panda in the world after its female giant panda gave birth to a cub on Saturday.

Man accused of robbery in SW Houston sought by police

The Houston Police Department is looking for a man accused of robbing a business in southwest Houston.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for robber suspect who shot bystander

Detectives with the Houston Police Department's robbery division are looking for a man accused of robbing a convenience store and shooting a man.

GCSO investigating after body found on Crystal Beach

Galveston County sheriff's deputies are investigating after a body was found at Crystal Beach on Friday.

Officer involved in shooting outside northeast Houston club

An off-duty Houston police officer was involved in a shooting outside a club in northeast Houston.

DPS troopers hit by drunk driver in The Woodlands

Two Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were struck by a drunk driver in The Woodlands.

Parts of Ship Channel Bridge closed throughout weekend

Portions of the Houston Ship Channel Bridge will be closed from Friday night through Monday morning.

Thieves use stolen van to smash into shoe store in southeast Houston

A southeast Houston shoe store was robbed by thieves who used a stolen van to smash their way in.

Police ID Texas woman found dead on Phoenix-area mountain

A woman from Texas who went missing on a hike on a Phoenix-area mountain has been found dead.

Hundreds in Central Texas face stricter standards under FEMA

Hundreds of Central Texas residents could be forced to buy flood insurance or face stricter building regulations for new structures nearly three months after deadly flooding.

Galveston police say thief disabled airport runway lights

Galveston police are seeking a thief whose failed attempt to steal copper temporarily disabled the runway lights at Scholes International Airport.

Homeowner shoots two men during home invasion

A homeowner shoots two men police said were trying to break into his home northeast Houston.

Reinforced guardrail to be introduced to Texas, U.S. roadways

Some roadways in Texas and around the country will get new guardrails after Texas A&M University found that a specially made reinforced concrete barrier works better to protect drivers.

Hurricane Danny weakens to a Category 2 storm

Hurricane Danny has weakened from a Category 3 to a Category 2 storm as it moves across the Atlantic far from land.

Towboat capsizes in Neches River near Port Arthur

The Coast Guard is restricting shipping along a section of the Neches River near Port Arthur after a towboat capsized.

Cheap online eyeglasses put to the test

Ever wonder why eyeglasses, made of just a small plastic or metal frame and some glass, are so expensive? You can easily shell out more than $300 for a pair. But consumer expert Amy Davis is showing viewers how some consumers are skipping the traditional optician and saving big bucks.

Parents claim glass on Huggies wipes

Huggies is responding after coming under fire for reported glass shards in its baby wipes.

2 men rob Houston doughnut shop at gunpoint

Surveillance cameras were rolling when two men walked into the Shipley Do-Nut shop. One of them had a gun and the other acted as a lookout.

Verdict reached in lawsuit against Houston sperm bank

Jurors in the lawsuit against a Houston sperm banked reached a verdict just before 7 p.m. Friday.

Baylor says it will investigate handling of Ukwuachu case

Baylor University will conduct an investigation into the school's handling of sexual assault allegations against a football player who was allowed to transfer into coach Art Briles' program despite a history of disciplinary problems at Boise State.

Developer evicting longtime Fifth Ward residents

Residents of a historic Houston neighborhood are being told they need to move.

Lawyers: U.S.-born kids harmed by denial of birth certificates

Lawyers asked a judge to intervene on the behalf of immigrant families who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because Texas health officials refused to recognize as valid certain forms of foreign identifications, according to court papers.

Stafford officer who was shot receives bravery award

A Stafford police officer who was shot and injured during a chase was honored Friday.

Crates of animals pulled from backyard of burning home in southeast Houston

Houston firefighters rescued multiple animals from the backyard of a burning home in southeast Houston Friday.

Houston Fire Department gets new life jackets

Fire Chief Terry Garrison confirms the department owned life jackets rated for swift or fast-moving water, but instead  stocked smaller life jackets for citizens to wear on rescue boats instead during Houston's historic flooding in May.

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One Direction releases new video filmed at NASA

One Direction released the video for their hit song "Drag Me Down" late Thursday. The video was filmed at Houston's NASA Johnson Space Center.

Man accused of attacking, sexually assaulting woman

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man accused of attacking and sexually assaulting a woman.

Surveillance video released of suspects wanted in aggravated robbery, shooting

Surveillance video has been released of suspects wanted in an aggravated robbery and shooting in southwest Houston. 

Garcia homers, pitches Pearland past Oregon 1-0 in LLWS

Pearland Little League West won game one, 1-0, Friday at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. The team advanced to the World Series after winning the Southwest Regional Championship.

Back 2 School roundtable with Channel 2 evening team

Want to know what Dominique makes her kids do before they can leave the house?  What about Lauren’s middle son’s reaction to his first day of school?  How does Keith get his girls ready for a new school year?  And what part of the school year is Bill looking forward to most?

Suspect surrenders after standoff with officers in north Harris County

A man suspected in a doughnut shop holdup was taken into custody Friday after barricading himself inside a home in north Harris County.

4-vehicle wreck slows westbound lanes of I-10 at Katy Fort Bend Rd.

A four-vehicle wreck has closed four main lanes of Interstate 10 westbound at Katy Fort Bend Road on Friday.

Cruz critiques Carter administration during Iowa stop

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized former President Jimmy Carter's administration during a stump speech in Iowa, one day after Carter announced he was suffering from brain cancer.

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Watch: Video shows woman slamming dog to the ground

The Peninsula Humane Society is investigating abuse allegations against the owner of a Burlingame pet- sitting business.

Joint operation leads to arrest of 4 suspected child predators in Texas

The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) announced on Friday the arrest of four suspected child predators following a joint operation between the OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) and the Brenham Police Department (BPD).

Girlfriend charged with shooting Texas retired judge, 70

Investigators say the girlfriend of a 70-year-old retired judge has been charged with shooting him in the head while at his Corpus Christi home.

Traffic stop yields more than 4 pounds of heroin

A Texas trooper has confiscated about $579,000 worth of heroin found hidden in a car traveling east of Amarillo.

Man sentenced to three years in prison for Chevron scam

A West Texas energy company overseer has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for a billing scam.

2 from Houston allegedly stole 63 pairs of jeans, 56 shirts

Police say two people from Houston have been charged with stealing 63 pairs of jeans and 56 shirts from a Sears in College Station.

Expect good year from Texas wineries amid wet weather

On May 23, Bending Branch Winery in Comfort received 13 inches of rain in 12 hours, says John Rivenburgh, Bending Branch's director of winery and vineyard management.

Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count up by 1 to 885

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week increased by one to 885.

Oil sinks below $40 for 1st time since 2009

Crude prices in US drop below $40 per barrel for the 1st time since the global economic crisis,

Two women make Army Ranger history

Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history Friday as the first two women to graduate from the U.S. Army's elite Ranger School.

Back 2 School bus safety

There are more than 1,100 buses within the Houston Independent School District and they will reach more than 900 stops.

Madewell recalls 51,000 sandals; new RV rental service rolls out

At least one style of Madewell sandals isn’t living up to the company’s name.

HFD announces 4th annual "Operation: Save a Life" safety campaign

Fire Chief Terry Garrison and Mayor Annise Parker and representatives from Kidde and Home Depot will announce the kick-off of the continued partnership "Operation Save a Life" public safety campaign Friday. Watch the livestream beginning at 10 a.m.

Back 2 School Freebies

Today is the last Friday of summer break for most students in our area; so we wanted to get them classroom-ready with a special "Back to School" edition of Freebie Friday.

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Caught on camera: Lightning hits Delta plane

Lightning struck a Delta Air Lines plane in line for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week, and it was all captured on amateur video.

HCSO: 2 arrested after attempting to steal Air Jordans, clothes and liquor

Two men were arrested after a robbery spree in northeast Harris County Friday morning.

Huge praying mantis steals show during Giants-Pirates game

A praying mantis became the center of attention after it decided to climb on a baseball player during a Giants, Pirates game.

Driver flees after crashing into deputy's patrol car

One man was arrested after investigators said he hit a Harris County sheriff deputy's car and did not stop.

Americans asked to consider design of future currency

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wants people to consider what should go on the back of the $5, $10, and $20 bills.

12 dogs killed in house fire in northwest Houston

Twelve dogs died in a Spring Branch house fire Thursday night.  The fire may have started when some overloaded electrical sockets had a power surge from the severe storms.


MD Anderson expands beyond TMC with UTMB collaboration

A collaboration between University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center aims to bring first free-standing MD Anderson clinical building to League City.

This month marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane slammed into Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast.

Katy-area gyms hit by thief

Investigators with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said a man captured on surveillance video has struck several gyms.

Detention officer dies during confrontation with inmate at Harris County Jail

A Harris County detention officer died Thursday after a confrontation with an inmate at a downtown Houston jail.  Officer Tronoski Jones died after getting into an altercation with an inmate who was being transported from a recreational area to his jail cell.

Community leaders release video showing inmate beating at Washington County Jail

Surveillance video appearing to show a Washington County jailer assaulting a college student has been released to the public.

Groundbreaking for new water park in Katy

Officials broke ground Monday on a new water park that will be in Katy.

Heavy rain causes high water in Galveston County

Residents in Galveston County were inundated with heavy rain Thursday.

Amber Alert issued for two children from Corpus Christi

An Amber Alert has been issued for two children from Corpus Christi.

Houston Fire Department adds new life jackets after Memorial Day flood investigation

The Houston Fire Department has added new life jackets that are rated for use in swift water to some water rescue boats, after a Channel 2 investigation exposed concern about life jackets during the Memorial Day flood when three people died.

Firefighter who survived the deadly Southwest Inn fire receives gift

The Houston fire captain who survived the deadly Southwest Inn fire in 2013 received a special gift Thursday. Channel 2's Haley Hernandez tells us about the success of the "Wheels for Bill" campaign, in honor of Capt. William Dowling.

Stranger shot, killed by homeowner in north Harris County

A homeowner shot and killed a stranger who entered his garage and began damaging property at his north Harris County home Thursday.

Heavy rain causes high water in areas of Galveston

Residential roads remained flooded across Galveston Thursday evening, after hours of heavy rain throughout the day.

Police arrest 4 robbery suspects who held up Friendswood bank

Police arrested four robbers who they said targeted a bank in Friendswood and put a community on alert.

New Orleans mayor joins Parker to reflect on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Houston Mayor Annise Parker, former Houston mayor Bill White and former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels held a press conference Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and thank the citizens of Houston for sheltering New Orleaneans…

Play suspended for day one of Little League Baseball World Series due to weather

The Pearland Little League team will not be playing in Williamsport Thursday due to the weather conditions.  The Little League International Tournament Committee announced that all play for day one of the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series has been suspended due to weather.  All eight…

Dow tumbles more than 350 points on global fears

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 350 points Thursday after an economic slowdown and currency devaluation in China.

Josh Duggar admits to infidelity, porn addiction in statement

Former "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar admitted to cheating on his wife Anna in a statement posted to the Duggar family website on Thursday.

Back 2 School roundtable with Channel 2 morning news team

“It's a big deal for me. I cried when I registered her and I don't know what to do. You know, there's a uniform for school and she's very picky about her clothes,” Dr. Steffanie Campbell of Kelsey-Seybold clinic said, discussing what's running through her mind right as her 6-year-old heads to…


Investigators to recommend Caitlyn Jenner face manslaughter

Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February.

Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic

Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

Movie theater chain to tighten security

Regal Entertainment Group is tightening security in response to shootings at theaters across the country.

Crooks smash into cash machine at NE Houston convenience store

Two masked men walked into a convenience, busted open an ATM and got away with the cash inside the machine Thursday morning, according to Houston police.


Houston-based retailer Stage Stores to close about 90 stores

Stages Stores Inc. plans to close about 90 underperforming locations. The Houston-based retailer made the announcement Thursday.

Lightning strikes oil tank in Crystal Beach

The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management said lightning struck an oil tank in Crystal Beach Thursday morning.

WATCH LIVE: Former President Carter speaks on battling cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter will hold a press conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis. Watch the livestream on

Lightning hits Valero Texas City Refinery transformer

The Texas City Fire Department is responding to Texas City Valero Refinery after lightning struck a transformer Thursday morning.

Delta charging for seat assignment; Target tests new delivery program; New TV ad-skipping model

Delta Air Lines is starting to charge more markets for seat assignment.

Bear takes dip in pool and hot tub

A swimming pool filled with cool water was too enticing for a bear to ignore in Canada.

2 brothers shot, 1 dead in Twin Peaks parking lot

Two brothers were shot in a restaurant parking lot Wednesday night, according to the Webster Police Department.

Mom accuses Pottery Barn Kids of gender stereotyping

A mother is accusing Pottery Barn Kids of gender stereotyping.

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Ashley Madison hacker list users include city of Houston employees

The email addresses of millions of users of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison have been posted online and Channel 2 news has confirmed several of those addresses are connected to city, county and school district emails in the Houston area.

Family held up in home by mailman impersonator

A family was held in their West University home by four men, including one who claimed to be a mailman.

Ballot wording for Houston gay rights ordinance rejected

The Texas Supreme Court says voters in Houston must decide whether they want an equal right ordinance in their city and not whether the existing one should be repealed.

Family speaks about 17-year-old killed in accident in Manvel

17 year old Imani Richard was killed in a crash on Highway 288 and Croix Tuesday night. She would have started her new job at Minute Maid Park today.

Galveston County Judge pays for CHL classes for employees

The Galveston County Judge is paying out of his own pocket for county employees to take classes for concealed handgun licenses.

Harris County Toll Road Authority moves forward on Critical Mobility Project

If you use the Hardy Toll Road, get ready for some closures as crews work on a major expansion project.

Feral hogs take over Liberty High School football field

The athletic director for Liberty High School says their biggest rival right now is a team of hogs.


Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

United States Attorney Josh Minkler will hold a news conference regarding federal charges against former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle. Watch the live stream on

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Former '90210' star Shannen Doherty reveals she has breast cancer

Shannen Doherty is battling breast cancer that worsened during a lapse in her health insurance caused by her former business managers, the actress claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Investigators: Massive explosion at DrillChem plant in Conroe ruled accidental

Investigators have confirmed that a massive explosion at a chemical plant warehouse in Conroe on Friday was accidental.

Tropical Storm Danny forms in Atlantic

As the peak of hurricane season gets closer, could the United States be threatened by a hurricane?

Man charged in Statue of Liberty bomb threat arrested in Texas

A man accused of using his iPad and a phone service for the hearing impaired to call in a bomb threat at Liberty Island in New York Harbor was arrested in Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday.

HPD investigates shooting in west Houston

Houston police are investigating a shooting that happened in west Houston Wednesday.

17-year-old high school student killed in accident in Manvel

A 17-year-old high school student was killed after a driver rear-ended a car in Manvel Tuesday night.

Highway 59 at Grand Parkway reopens after heavy truck loses load

Three main lanes and one shoulder lane have reopened on Highway 59 northbound at Grand Parkway/ FM 2759 after a heavy truck lost its load.

Press conference held on bail reform after Bland's death at Waller County Jail

The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice is holding a news conference to highlight the need for accurately determining whether a person remains in jail pending disposition of a criminal case and the person's ability to pay a financial bond. The issue came to light after the death of Sandra Bland…

Inbound lanes of US-290 at Mangum have reopened after car caught fire

The Northwest Freeway inbound lanes at Magnum have reopened after a vehicle caught fire on the HOV lane Wednesday morning.

Uncle Sam joins Yelp; Bird flu will drive up Thanksgiving prices

Uncle Sam is joining all the restaurants and businesses on Yelp.

Golf Boards provide new way to get around golf course

Golf can be a little slow at times, but some people are speeding things up by employing new technology into the game.

Thieves succeed in store robbery after second attempt

Police are searching for a group of serial thieves who broke into a store in southeast Houston and got away with cellphones and cash Wednesday morning.

Mother accused of taking 2 children to drug deal

A Houston woman is in jail after allegedly bringing her two children to a drug deal.

Mayor threatens action against topless women in Times Square

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to take action against women who pose nearly naked for photos in Times Square in exchange for cash.

Families see major savings on new discount dental plans

A man says he pays just $151 a year for deep discounts on every dental procedure every member of his family has done throughout the entire year.

Area pet owners claim wires found in dog food

Pedigree is not a product many dog owners are allowing their pets to eat after wiry, hairlike fibers were found attached to the kibble in dog food bags across the country.

Thieves target LA Fitness in north Houston

Houston police are investigating a series of car thefts at a popular north Houston gym.

Rocks thrown at commuters in Montgomery County

Drivers in Montgomery County are being told to be on the lookout after several drivers had rocks thrown at them.

Couple accused of leaving child in car while at bar in Alief

A couple has been charged after they left their child inside a car while they went inside a bar in Alief on Monday, according to police.

Woman wanted for human trafficking in custody after chase

 A police chase ended in a Taco Cabana parking lot in Sharpstown on Tuesday.

Family outraged after DWI memorial vandalized in Cypress

A family is upset after they said a memorial constructed to remember their daughter and others killed in drunk-driving crashes was vandalized

Man arrested after girlfriend found dead in Angleton home

An Angleton was arrested in Florida on Tuesday, a day after his girlfriend was found dead in Brazoria County on Monday.

Wife of man killed by hit-and-run driver pleads for information

Steven Hernandez was a husband and father to four young kids. Houston police say he was trying to run across I-45 at Tidwell when a driver hit and killed him, and then left the scene.

Could your child be allergic to school?

Asthma, coughing, sneezing -- do your child’s symptoms seem to get worse when they head back to class? It could be a sign your child is allergic to school.

Sandra Bland's death launches new hearings on jail suicides

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants a review of jail safety in Texas following the death of Sandra Bland in a rural county lockup.

Friends, police remember HPD officer Edward Thomas

Houston police said goodbye to one of their own Tuesday morning. HPD Senior Officer Edward A. Thomas was one of the first African American officers to join the department, and served for 63 years before retiring.

Man fires shots to stop attempted car burglary in Friendswood

A homeowner is credited with scaring off a would-be car burglar in Friendswood.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Sugar Land

The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located at Lexington Boulevard and Oyster Creek on Tuesday.

Man's lawsuit against ex-girlfriend, sperm bank goes to trial

A man suing a Houston sperm bank and his ex-girlfriend testified in court Tuesday during day six of his civil lawsuit.

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TV report: Subway pitchman to admit to child-porn charges

Multiple reports said former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to possessing child porn.

Couple found fatally shot inside parked car in SE Houston

A couple was found shot to death Monday night in a car parked outside a home, according to the Houston Police Department.

Texas AG Ken Paxton re-indicted on securities charges

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been re-indicted on securities charges.

Man caught on camera breaking into cars in La Porte

A man is caught on surveillance cameras breaking into several cars in the Glen Meadows area of La Porte.

HPD: Man charged with kidnapping woman at beauty supply in northeast Houston

A man is behind bars after police said he kidnapped a woman at a beauty supply store in northeast Houston.

Man killed in shooting at northeast Houston apartments

A man died Monday after a shooting at an apartment complex in northeast Houston.

Low-flying planes spotted over Houston

Viewers reported seeing two low-flying planes near downtown Houston Tuesday morning, but there is no cause for concern.

Woman's death in HPD custody under investigation

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a woman died in the custody of the Houston Police Department.

Man accused of beating, choking girlfriend's son after dispute over dishes

A man was arrested after police say he choked and beat his girlfriend's 12-year-old son.

Inmate at Travis County jail dies after found unresponsive

A female inmate in the Travis County Correctional Complex has died after being found unresponsive in the shower.

Ikea recalls 442,000 nightlights over shock risk

Swedish retailer Ikea is recalling around 442,000 nightlights because the cover of the light can detach, creating a risk of electrical shock.

Federal drug agent charged in child porn case

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent in South Texas has been accused of downloading child pornography.

Officer shoots, kills suspect in northeast Houston

Police are investigating a shooting in which an officer killed a suspect in northeast Houston.

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State Fair of Texas announces 8 finalists for new foods

Lobster, alligator and buffalo fried delicacies are among the eight finalists for this year's State Fair of Texas best tasting and most creative foods.

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Man claims Airbnb host sexually assaulted him

A trip to Madrid turned into a nightmare for Jacob Lopez of Massachusetts.


New Gatorade ad features Houston Texans' J.J. Watt

Gatorade partnered with NFL Films for the "Sweat It To Get It" initiative to college campuses.

A series of videos features Watt lifting the Gatorade machine away, knocking it down, taking Gatorade from a woman and swatting the hands of a student to prevent him from buying the Gatorade.

Body of missing East Texas boy, 3, found in pond near home

Searchers have found the body of a missing 3-year-old East Texas boy in a pond near his family's home.

Thieves ram van into Subway restaurant

Police are searching for the thieves responsible for a smash-and-grab at a business in southeast Houston.

As Seen on TV: Debbie Meyer Green Boxes

Wasting food that goes bad before your family eats it is a waste of money; but the maker of one product claims it'll keep your food fresher longer.

Questions remain in Blue Bell listeria recall

There are still lingering questions surrounding the Blue Bell recall, as the creamery prepares to put its product back on shelves.

Fake football player joins dance squad for routine

The Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League are getting a lot of attention for what happened during a time out in one of their games.

Man leads constables on chase after robbing Jack in the Box

A man accused of robbing a restaurant was arrested after leading Pct. 4 constables on a high-speed chase Monday night.

Study links violent video games to aggressive behavior

A new study links violent video games to aggressive behavior.

Mayoral forum on flood control, drainage in Houston

Seven candidates running for Houston mayor spoke at a forum in Meyerland on Monday about a major problem in the Bayou City - drainage and flood control.

Fighting crime from the air: Could it work in Houston?

Crimes are happening in Houston nearly every day. But in most cases, the criminals are gone before police get to the scene.

Chase ends in rollover crash in NE Harris County

A pursuit involving the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office ended in a rollover crash Monday in northeast Harris County.

TABC reprimands bars after brand-substitution sting

Two bars in the Houston area were busted for swapping top-shelf alcohol with less-expensive liquor.

Man hospitalized after being shot outside Alief home

A man has been hospitalized after being shot outside his home Monday.

Fire rips through salon in Kingwood area

The Houston Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire Monday at a hair salon in Kingwood.

Blue Bell ice cream to return to shelves on Aug. 31

Mark the date! Blue Bell Creameries announced Monday it will begin distributing ice cream to select markets, including Houston and Brenham, on Aug. 31.

Man arrested in hit-and-run that killed teen on bike

A man is arrested in connection with a hit and run accident that killed a teenager riding his bike.

Major bike lane overhaul could come to W. Alabama Street

West Alabama is one the city’s busiest surface streets in the Montrose and Upper Kirby area.

Denver Harbor Little League worried about being theft victims again

A few weeks after someone broke into their equipment shed and stole a bunch of baseball equipment, members of the Denver Harbor Little League have a new reason to worry.

Surgery helps girl with migraines return to normal life

Last year, KPRC 2 News featured a little girl who had, what she thought, were incurable migraines.

METRO launches new bus network with simpler routes, better connections

METRO riders navigated a different route system, a change METRO officials said is designed to get more people where they want to go. METRO is also offering free rides on its local bus service and light rail through Aug. 22.

Officers find missing 10-year-old boy from Dickinson

A young boy who disappeared Sunday was found by Dickinson police officers Monday.

Houston community remembers family of 8

A funeral service was held Monday at the Fallbrook Church for a final goodbye to the family of eight who was murdered in Harris County.

Black Elk Energy charged in 2012 explosion

Federal charges are filed against Black Elk Energy, accusing the Houston-based company of safety violations that led to a deadly explosion at one of its Gulf of Mexico oil production platforms in 2012.

Detention officer accused of giving pot to inmates appears in court

A Harris County detention officer who deputies said admitted to providing marijuana to inmates made her first appearance before a judge on Monday morning.

One arrested after abandoned hospital burglary

Police busted a man trying to steal copper from an abandoned hospital Monday in northeast Houston.

Image on tree resembles Virgin Mary

Reginald Sanders said he and his fiancee were having a conversation about spirituality, when they glanced at a tree and saw something they never noticed before.

Smash-and-grab attempted burglary at north Houston convenience store

An attempted burglary left behind a big mess for one north Houston convenience store.

HPD trailblazer Edward A. Thomas dies at 95

Retired Houston Police Officer Edward A. Thomas died of natural causes Monday, the Houston Police Department announces.

Remembering Galveston Hurricane of 1915 century later

Monday marks the 100-year anniversary of a major hurricane that rocked Galveston.

Man fatally shot near store in southwest Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Saturday evening in southwest Houston.

HPD investigating after 17-year-old fatally shot in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Sunday that killed a 17-year-old.

Two men accused of opening fire on HPD officer face charges

Two men are facing charges after one of them allegedly fired shots near a Houston police officer.

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Batman impersonator killed by his own Batmobile

A Batman impersonator in Maryland who visited sick children died Sunday night after he was struck by his own Batmobile.

Man charged with taking dagger into Hobby Airport

A man who left a knife in his carry-on luggage at Hobby Airport has been charged by Houston police.

Suspect arrested, charged in brother's death

A man has been arrested and charged with murder after police said he killed his brother Sunday in a southwest Houston home.

Man still standing after slamming BMW into 2 light poles

A man lost control of his BMW car and slammed into two light poles in north Harris County Monday morning.

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Short, sharp earthquake hits San Francisco Bay Area

A short sharp earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, but there are no reports of injuries.

Police deal with active bomb in central Bangkok

Police are sealing off the scene of a blast in central Bangkok because a bomb in the area remains active and needs to be defused, police at the scene told CNN on Monday.

Accident shuts down all main lanes of 59 northbound at Beechnut

An accident has shut down all northbound lanes of Beechnut Street.


Disney unveils Star Wars attractions; Sam's Club to shed Walmart image

Disney is taking its theme parks to a galaxy far, far away.

These 5 school supplies are waste of your money

From clothes and electronics to traditional school supplies, back-to-school shopping can get expensive. The National Retail Federation says the average family with kids in grades K through 12th will spend about $630.36 getting ready for the first bell. But local teachers say you can save some of…

Biker in hospital after colliding with 18-wheeler

A man who was riding his motorcycle crashed into an 18-wheeler Sunday night.

Man inspired by 'Forrest Gump' runs across America, raises thousands for charity

"Forrest Gump" helped make Tom Hanks one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors, and now the movie has inspired one man to run 3,000 miles across the country and raise money at the same time.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after smashing into fire hydrant

A motorcyclist was taken by Life Flight after he crashed into a fire hydrant Sunday night.

Shoppers look to friends on social media before purchasing clothes

A new social media trend finds shoppers relying on online opinions before making clothing purchases.

Foreign companies, governments target Houston-area trade secrets

Foreign companies and governments who steal trade secrets from businesses in the United States have cost the economy as much as a trillion dollars, according the FBI.

Car crashes into gas station on Richmond Ave.

Convenience store employees are cleaning up Sunday after a car crashed through the front window.

Man robbed in own driveway at Spring home speaks out

A man who was robbed in his own driveway has a warning for neighbors in his Spring neighborhood.

Police: Drunk driver charged after deadly wreck in NW Harris County

A man accused of driving drunk and killing the driver of another car appeared in court Sunday afternoon.

Man arrested at La Porte pharmacy after standoff with police

A crook is in jail after he tried to take money and drugs from a La Porte pharmacy Sunday.

Six people injured in shooting at party

Fort Worth police are searching for suspects after six people were injured in a shooting at a private party at an event center.

610 W. Loop North at San Felipe reopens after ambulance wreck

The northbound lanes of 610 West Loop at San Felipe Street reopened after a three-vehicle accident involving a Houston Fire Department ambulance closed them Sunday.

Police internally investigating July arrest

Lubbock police are conducting an internal affairs investigation after a dash camera video appears to show an officer kicking and punching a suspect accused of injuring another officer while trying to steal his vehicle.

High beef prices fueling rustling revival in Plains states

Cattle prices have been at record levels, and reports of missing or stolen cattle have followed. The nearly 5,800 livestock reported as such in Texas in 2014 was the most in five years, and the value of the animals -- in excess of $5.7 million -- the most in a decade.

Man drowns after falling off tube in Lake Conroe

A man has drowned after falling off a tube being pulled by a boat in Lake Conroe.

4 adults, 2 children hospitalized after overnight wreck

Paramedics rushed six people, including two children, to the hospital early Sunday after a wreck on the North Sam Houston Parkway feeder road.

Fire truck involved in crash

A Houston Fire Department truck was involved in an accident Wednesday night after a woman allegedly tried to drive around it. 

Driver killed after crashing into power pole in Pearland

A man died after losing control of his truck and crashing into a power pole in Pearland.

Fannin Road reopens after gas leak near Texas Medical Center

Fannin Road near the Texas Medical Center has reopened Sunday morning after being shut down for a couple of hours due to a gas leak.

Second human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Montgomery Co.

The second human case of West Nile virus was confirmed in Montgomery County  on Saturday, according to the Montgomery County Hospital District.

Detention officer accused of giving pot to inmates

A Harris County detention officer is on the wrong side of the law.

Man accused of setting fire to wife's house in custody

A man accused of setting his estranged wife's home on fire is in jail.

2 men in custody after shooting at an officer in SE Houston

Two men are in custody after they shot at an officer in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

Crews start investigation into explosion at DrillChem in Conroe

As the sun rose in Conroe Saturday morning, white smoke drifted up from the debris left by a massive chemical plant fire.

Snow cone vendor fatally shot in east Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday in east Harris County.

1 in custody, 2 on the run after chase in southeast Houston

One is in custody and two others are on the run after they led police on a chase in southeast Houston.

Students in tornado-damaged Van getting free school supplies

Students in a tornado-damaged east Texas town are preparing to return to school with donated books and portable classrooms.

Vacant house catches fire three times in NE Houston

The Houston Fire Department's arson bureau is investigating a vacant home that caught fire three times in northeast Houston on Saturday.

Lanes of East Beltway just before SH-225 reopened after accident

Lanes of East Beltway just before SH-225 reopened after a 2-vehicle accident shut down two southbound mainlanes.

Officer fatally shoots armed man during disturbance

A central Texas police officer has fatally shot an armed man during a disturbance call at an apartment complex.

22 adults removed from alleged illegal group home

More than 20 adults have been removed from a 1,400 square-foot-house in Austin where investigators say an illegal group home was operating without air conditioning.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Chambers, Harris counties

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has issued for Harris and Chambers counties until 2:45 p.m. Saturday has expired.

HPD: Homicide responding to body found near Downtown

The Houston Police Department is responding to a body found near downtown. 

Pct. 1 constables raid multiple game rooms

Three game rooms believed to be operated by the same people were raided Friday.

Massive fire, explosions rock DrillChem facility in Conroe

A shelter-in-place was lifted for residents who live near a plant in Conroe that caught fire Friday.

Channel 2 Investigates: DrillChem's safety history

Channel 2 Investigates is learning more about a company whose chemical plant caught fire Friday in Conroe.

Beat the heat: Air conditioner giveaway

Three homes cooling off Friday evening for the first time in a long time.

Questions linger over Ship Channel oil spill

On a foggy day in March of 2014, two ships collided in the Houston Ship Channel, and nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into lower Galveston Bay and eventually washed ashore.

NRG Stadium gets wireless upgrade

Texans' fans won't just have the tomorrow's 2015 season kick-off to be happy about. They'll also be cheering on the new wireless upgrade installed at NRG Stadium.

Challenge stops confederate statue move at Univ. of Texas

The University of Texas on Friday abruptly canceled weekend plans to relocate a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis after a legal challenge from the same group that recently lost at the U.S. Supreme Court over rejected Confederate license plates.

Accused mass killer David Conley transferred from jail to hospital

David Conley, the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her husband and six children, has been transferred from the Harris County Jail to a hospital.

Mass shooting sheds light on domestic violence issues

In light of the recent mass murder that left eight people dead, domestic violence advocates from across Harris County are coming together.

Preventing sports injuries for young athletes

A look at what is being done to avoid severe sports injuries for young athletes.

Man sought for opening fire on family of 4 inside vehicle

Police are searching for a man accused of opening fire on a family of four while they were inside their vehicle in southwest Houston.

Teen bike rider struck, killed by hit-and-run driver

A teenager riding a bike Thursday night was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in a pickup truck in Santa Fe. Police said a person of interest has been identified.

One in custody after man robbed, dragged by vehicle

A Houston man is in jail after authorities said he took part in a robbery in Fort Bend County.

Natural gas outage for some Texas City customers

CenterPoint Energy said around 700 customers are affected by a natural gas outage in the Texas City area.

Grass fire threatens homes in NW Houston

A grass fire is threatening homes near Clay Road and Beltway 8 in northwest Houston on Friday.


Khloe Kardashian and James Harden spotted at local Chipotle

Social media was on fire in Houston after Khloe Kardashian was spotted at a local Chipotle with Houston Rockets star James Harden.

Thieves smash jewelry cases at Katy Mills Mall store

Surveillance video shows two men robbing a jewelry store inside Katy Mills Mall.

Information sought on men accused of robbing meat market in Fresno

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who they say robbed a business in Fresno.

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J.J. Watt on cover of September issue of Texas Monthly magazine

We can never get enough of J.J. Watt.

Greece's euro partners approve billions in new loans

Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece's shattered economy.

Former teacher who molested students gets 25 years

A former elementary school teacher in Austin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for abusing several students while in classrooms.

Ex-Central Texas judge gets 18 months in federal guns case

A former Central Texas judge has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for illegally selling guns to a felon and lying about it.

Britax recalls 213,753 car seats for harness adjuster flaw

Britax is recalling more than 200,000 child car seats with harness adjuster buttons that may stick and cause the shoulder straps to loosen.

Help design a smart watch app for NASA

NASA needs your help creating a smartwatch app that astronauts can use in space.

Charges dropped against Texan who says body cavity searched

Drug possession and resisting arrest charges have been dropped against a Houston-area woman who says female deputies violated her rights by doing a body cavity search in a parking lot.

Man on the run after deadly stabbing

Police are looking for a man accused of stabbing a woman to death in north Houston. He is believed to be in Mexico.

Man accused of exposing himself in apartment complex

A southwest Houston woman told police she saw a man exposing himself in front of her apartment.

1 shot, killed during home invasion in northwest Harris County

One person was shot to death Friday morning during a home invasion in northwest Harris County, according to deputies.

Wrong-way driver dies after smashing into big rig

All northbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway at Laura Koppe Road have reopened after a driver traveling the wrong way was killed when he crashed into an 18-wheeler Friday morning.

Skeletal remains found in northwest Houston, police say

Human skeletal remains have been found in northwest Houston, according to police.

Woman, man wanted for check fraud

Police are searching for two suspects accused of forgery at numerous stores throughout Harris County.

Freebie Friday: End summer on high note with these free kid activities

School is almost back in session and if you're like most parents, you are looking for indoor activities for the kids to get you through this last week of brutal summer heat. KPRC consumer expert Amy Davis has some ideas that won't cost you anything.

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J.J. Watt's insane calorie intake

Eating right and working out, then more eating right and working out, followed by more and more and more of the same.

That has to be the way that Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt is able to maintain his level of play as one of the league's most dominant players.

American flag raised at US Embassy in Cuba

Secretary of State John Kerry came to Cuba on Friday and raised the American flag above the U.S. Embassy for the first time in 54 years.

H-E-B Primo Picks announces 'Quest for Texas Best' winners

Creators of unique products from the Lone Star State are relishing the sweet taste of success as winners of H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. A panel of expert judges narrowed a field of 25 finalists to four winners on Wednesday and Thursday at the Houston Food Bank.

Airbnb competition could lower hotel prices; Roomba working on robot lawn mower

Hotels are starting to feel pressure from burgeoning home-sharing businesses like Airbnb.

Man follows woman from bank to mall, breaks into car

A man is behind bars after police say he targeted a woman at Greenspoint Bank Thursday afternoon.

Timeline of murders of family of 8 released

A timeline of the events that led up to the discovery of the bodies of eight people inside a northwest Harris County home over the weekend has been released by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Woman gets carjacked while at work

A woman was carjacked at 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Meadowglen near Ann Arbor Street.  She had just arrived in the neighborhood to do some work at a home in the 8000 block, she went to get something out of her trunk when a car pulled up and two men got out.

Record-breaking political ad money coming in race for Houston mayor

The race to be the city’s next mayor is expected to be the most expensive in Houston history, with record spending on advertising, according to Rice University political scientist Mark Jones.

All-clear given to Cypress residents evacuated after gas leak

Residents of a Cypress neighborhood have been allowed back in their homes after being evacuated when a pipeline busted and leaked natural gas.

Three men rob FedEx driver at gunpoint, drive him around in truck

Houston police are looking for three men who robbed a FedEx driver at gunpoint after throwing him in the back of his truck and driving off in it.

The Houston Zoo welcomes new exotic baby parrot

The Houston Zoo is welcoming a new exotic baby bird to one of its flocks.

PD: Man plows into motorcyclist over affair with his wife

A motorcyclist was deliberately run down by another driver reportedly, because the victim was sleeping with the driver's wife, according to Friendswood police.

Plans made for murdered family's funeral

Loved ones are getting ready to say goodbye to the family that was killed over the weekend.

CPS addresses foster care child abuse allegations of slain children

There are new developments regarding the children who were killed and their history with Children's Protective Services, specifically a judge's allegations that they were abused in foster care.

Serial bank robber hits another Houston location

A serial bank robber strikes again, and police have a new picture of him.

Man shoots and kills neighbor's dog, claims self-defense

A family is outraged and heartbroken, after their neighbor says he shot and killed their dog.

Horse caught on dashcam running loose on freeway feeder road

A police dashcam mounted to a patrol motorcycle captured the drama when a horse escaped from a nearby yard and wound up on the I-10 Katy Freeway feeder road.

Restaurant Report Card: Chicken on floor; roaches

Getting more than what you ask for isn't always a good thing but in this week's restaurant report card one restaurant manager served up details our consumer expert Amy Davis didn't even know about.

Angelman syndrome community educating others after girl drowns

A little girl with Angelman syndrome wandered into White Oaks Bayou on Tuesday and drowned.

Evacuation lifted at multiple businesses after gas leak in The Woodlands

An evacuation was lifted for multiple businesses after a gas leak in The Woodlands, according to fire officials.

Iconic graffiti over I-45 gets changed for a third time in a week

One of the most iconic pieces of Houston graffiti seems to be having an identity crisis.

Blue Bell's Alvin distribution center being stocked with ice cream

Blue Bell ice cream is making its way back to Texas sooner than expected.

Precinct 5 constable fired after sexual misconduct allegations

A Precinct 5 constable finds himself on the wrong side of the law after a woman made sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Repairs completed after water main break in southwest Houston

Crews have completed repairs after a water main break in southwest Houston.

Major Galveston Beach expansion begins

A major expansion to Galveston Beach, which includes the creation of 20 additional blocks of beach along the seawall, started on Thursday.

Authorities look for men who robbed a man at gunpoint in southwest Houston

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department are looking for two men they said robbed a man at gunpoint in southwest Houston.

Man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to dragging deputy

A man who dragged a Harris County sheriff's deputy will spend the next eight years in prison.

Surveillance video shows man, woman stealing almost $5K in sunglasses from mall

Sugar Land police are looking for a man and woman who were caught on video stealing more than $4,800 in sunglasses from Lens Crafters in First Colony Mall.

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Boy chooses to donate to local K-9 unit in lieu of birthday gifts

It was a thoughtful gesture from a 7-year-old boy.

Luke Cadenhead recently celebrated his seventh birthday. When he was asked what he wanted, he gave a nontraditional answer:  "no gifts."

HPD: Armed robbery suspects in custody after police chase ends in NE Houston

Three men were arrested Tuesday after leading deputies on a high-speed chase across Houston.

Thief thanks dog-walking victim after robbery

A man out walking his dog inside his southwest Houston apartment complex was forced into his home by a thief, who then stole from his family and thanked them.

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'Lives Matter' message from Texas police officers going viral

A photo of two Texas police officers is going viral.

The Trinity Police Department posted a photo on its Facebook page of Chief Steven Jones and Officer Donald Givens with "His Life Matters" written on their hands with the hashtag #AllLivesMatter.

Reward offered in unsolved stabbing murder; new clues in case

Police have released surveillance images of two suspects wanted in connection with a Dec. 22 murder.

Beggar punches window at Starbucks, falls through and injures 2 women

A man begging for cigarettes and money became frustrated, punched a glass window at a Starbucks, flew through it and injured two women Wednesday night, according to deputies.

Driver bails, passenger left behind after police chase in SE Houston

A man is on the loose after crashing a truck into a fence during a police chase in southeast Houston Tuesday night.

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Watch: Viral video shows boy getting swept away by rotating foam boom

An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student posted a Vine video of a little boy getting swept away by a rotating foam boom in an inflatable play space during Children's Day at the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.

Pickup truck engulfed in flames in northwest Houston parking lot

A truck was consumed by flames in a parking lot in west Houston.

Are you addicted to your phone?

How often do check your phone every day? Between email, Facebook and games, an increasing number of people admit they could be addicted to their smart phones. Now there are some new apps designed to help you stay off your phone.

Wheaties brews up the beer of champions

Beer is the new breakfast of champions.

Real life Bambi, Thumper spotted playing

For many kids it's one of their favorite Disney movies, but is "Bambi" accurate?

Missing tortoise leads to arrest of man wanted for sexual assault

A Brazoria County woman is rejoicing now that she's been reunited with her beloved pet tortoise named Gracie.  You won't believe the journey the 5-year-old African spurred tortoise had to travel to make it out of the clutches of a man deputies say was wanted for aggravated sexual assault against a…

Babysitter's boyfriend charged for allegedly shaking baby, causing injuries

A babysitter and her boyfriend are facing charges after police said he shook a 7-month-old baby in southeast Houston.

Texas company creates 'hack-proof' cellphone cases

Smartphones are now the primary form of communication for so many people. But it only takes a few seconds for a hacker to break into your phone and steal your pictures, private text messages and contacts. Now a Texas start-up is pioneering new ways to protect your phone.

Robbers target contractors, steal expensive tools

Police are investigating after a construction site was robbed on Wakefield Drive near Ella Boulevard in the Oak Forest area.

Murdered family timeline: Could deputies have done anything different?

Sources close to the investigation said David Conley spent close to 14 hours terrorizing a family of eight before they were killed in their home. From a legal perspective, could deputies have done anything sooner?

Children slain in mass murder were abused in foster care, judge says

In a letter obtained by Channel 2 Investigates, Judge Glenn Devlin responded to allegations that he denied a request to keep the children of Valerie Jackson in foster care.

School bus driver accused of not lowering windows when A/C goes out

The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is investigating one of its bus drivers after she allegedly refused to allow students to lower windows when the air conditioning went out on the hottest day of the year. 

Back 2 School: Electronic usage can affect kids progress

According to new studies the amount of time kids spend using electronics can have a negative effect on their progress in school.

Dog rescued from house fire expected to make full recovery

A dog who was rescued from a house fire on Tuesday, is expected to make a full recovery.

Top 10 delinquent property taxpayers in Harris County

The Tax Assessor-Collector is getting tough on delinquent property taxpayers and is releasing a list of the top ten delinquent tax violators in Harris County.

SWAT standoff ends in Baytown with suspect in custody

A SWAT team standoff in Baytown has ended peacefully after a man surrendered to police. 

H-E-B anticipates Blue Bell Ice Cream's return to Houston shelves in mid-September

Blue Bell Ice Cream may be returning to shelves in the Houston area sooner than you think.

Sandra Bland rally held outside Waller County Jail

Supporters of Sandra Bland gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Waller County Jail.

Prisoner who escaped from La Marque police custody captured

Authorities have captured a prisoner who escaped police custody while he was being transported in La Marque Wednesday.

Dog dies after being saved by Brazoria County sheriff's deputy

A dog in distress that was saved by a Brazoria County sheriff’s deputy during his shift has died.

Mother jaguar dies at Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is grieving the death of one of its jaguars.

Houston Unites launches ballot campaign to protect equal rights ordinance

Citizens, members of civil rights groups and representatives of the faith and business communities gathered Wednesday to launch Houston Unites, the campaign in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

Body found in field in far northwest Harris County

Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a field in the Cypress area.

Missing elderly man found safe

A missing man from the Rosenberg area was found safe Wednesday afternoon.

Car theft suspects ditch officers during chase in northwest Harris County

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects who managed to elude capture during an early-morning chase.

Deputy constable injured by bullet before man commits suicide

A Precinct 4 deputy constable was injured by a man who committed suicide at northwest Harris County home Wednesday morning, authorities say.  More details on KPRC 2 News Midday.

Man's body found in southwest Houston ditch

Houston police are investigating after a man's body was found in a southwest Houston ditch Wednesday morning.

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Royal Caribbean lets passengers summon 'Genies'; Breezer bicycle recall; High cost of renting cable boxes

Royal Caribbean cruise passengers don’t need a lamp to summon a genie on vacation.

Family escapes home after lightning sparks fire

A family escaped their home after lightning struck the second floor and sparked a fire Tuesday night.

Deputy fired after police dog dies in hot car

A South Texas police dog is dead and his handler has been fired after the animal was left in a hot patrol car for more than 20 hours.

Woman who head-butted Walmart employee receives probation

The woman who head-butted an employee at a Walmart will spend a year on probation.  Jessica Albitz received the sentence after agreeing to deferred adjudication on Tuesday.

Smash-and-grab robbers steal ATM from Family Dollar

A group of men rammed their van into a store and got away with an ATM Wednesday morning, according to Houston police.

Juvenile shot during home burglary in Lake Jackson

A juvenile was airlifted to the hospital after being shot during an attempted burglary, according to Lake Jackson police.

Gunmen shoot victim in hand, steal cellphone

A man was shot in the hand and robbed in a parking lot Wednesday morning, according to police.

New study credits Uber with decline in drunken driving deaths

Drunk driving is a big problem across the country and now researchers say Uber is reducing the number of drunken driving-related crashes.

Severe thunderstorms bring lightning, wind

CenterPoint Energy said 65,559 customers are without power as of 10:14 p.m. after thunderstorms came through the Houston area Tuesday.

How to avoid crowdfunding scams

Crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money but it has also become a way for scammers to prey on people's good will.

Accused killer David Conley speaks out in jailhouse interview with KPRC 2

For the first time since being charged with multiple counts of capital murder, David Conley spoke with Channel 2 Investigates at the Harris County Jail.

Damaged highway signs slow traffic on 610 S. Loop at Scott Street

Four westbound lanes of the 610 South Loop at Scott Street reopened after 9 p.m. Tuesday. They were closed after high winds damaged a highway sign, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Siblings of man killed in mass murder talk about loved ones

Family members of a man, who was killed along with his wife and six children, arrived in Houston to talk to the investigators to get information on what happened to their loved ones. They told us they're heartbroken by the tragedy, but comforted knowing they were together in their final moments.

PD: Man killed, attempted to rob another man in northwest Houston

A man was fatally shot after attempting to rob another man outside a barber shop in northwest Houston on Tuesday.

Burn bans issued for Harris County, all surrounding counties

Harris County officials issued a burn ban Tuesday for the area due to extremely dry conditions.

6 children killed in mass murder were in foster care 2 years ago

The six children killed in northwest Harris county were in foster care two years ago, but soon after returned to their parents, KPRC 2 has learned.

Missing girl's body found in northwest Houston bayou

Houston police have confirmed they have found the body of a little girl who wandered away from home Tuesday morning.

Ex-Houston officer charged over 2013 armored car robbery

A now-former Houston officer is accused of helping pull off a 2013 armored car robbery by monitoring police radios and later lying about it.

Man files suit against sperm bank and ex-girlfriend

Trial began Tuesday in a civil lawsuit against a Houston fertility clinic and a woman accused of getting pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's sperm without his permission.

Man poses as employee, steals from business in northwest Houston

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department are looking for a man they said stole from a business after he posed as an employee in northwest Houston on Tuesday.

Arlington officer who shot unarmed Texas college football player fired

The police chief in the Dallas suburb of Arlington has fired an officer who fatally shot an unarmed Texas college football player.

Teens accused in more than dozen car burglaries

Deputies arrest  two teenagers wanted for more than a dozen car burglaries across Harris County. 

Accused arsonist arrested by Friendswood police

A man accused of arson is arrested Monday in Friendswood.

Day care van catches fire in Spring area

A day care van catches fire Tuesday in Spring. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says all the children were able to make it out of the van without suffering any injuries.

Two in custody accused of aggravated robbery in Richmond area

Two men are in custody after allegedly robbing a person in the Richmond area.

Woman dies after pickup slams into tree, bursts into flames

A woman was killed in a fiery crash in southeast Houston early Tuesday.

Highway 290 east reopens at 34th after heavy truck wreck

All eastbound mainlanes of Highway 290 at 34th have reopened after a heavy truck accident earlier Tuesday.

Man accused of opening fire on officers arrested

A man who eluded police after a chase through two counties Saturday was found and arrested.

2 men rushed to hospital after gas station shootout

Two men were rushed to the hospital after a shootout outside a northwest Houston gas station Monday morning, according to police.

As Seen on TV: The Stone Wave Microwave Cooker

When you think of food in the microwave, you think popcorn or Hot Pockets... not exactly real meals you want to serve your family.

Blue Bell Ice Cream announces trucks are on road again

Ice cream lovers get ready to chill, because Blue Bell is coming back!  The company announced the good news on Facebook Tuesday afternoon.

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Recent study says eating breakfast may not help with weight loss

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there's a new study that challenges that notion.

Man found shot to death in street

A man was found lying in the street shot to death in southwest Houston, according to police.

Gulf Freeway south at FM 646 reopens after deadly motorcycle crash

All southbound lanes of Interstate 45 at Farm Market 646 have reopened after a fatal motorcycle accident shut down the highway.

Where and when to see Perseid meteor shower around Houston

Although clouds could impact the viewing of this year's shower temperatures will be comfortable in the upper 70s to low 80s during show time.

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NFL player and wife live off $60,000 a year

Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles was a second round draft pick. He signed a contract with the Lions for more than $3.6 million, more than $1.422 million guaranteed. But even with all that money, Broyles has decided to live on a budget. He and his wife have lived on $60,000 a year.

City activates 49 cooling centers amid extreme heat

With a heat advisory issued for the Houston area, the city has activated the Public Heat Emergency Guideline. The guideline allows a free trip to one of the city's 49 public pre-designated cooling centers.

Deadline nearing for storm victims to get government help

People who suffered damage during this spring’s storms, including the Memorial Day flooding, have until Aug. 27 to register with FEMA.

Caught on camera: Teen slams into garage door

A teenager was caught on camera slamming into a garage door early Sunday morning.

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Astronauts to eat first space-grown food

A special treat is on the menu for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station on Monday -- lettuce. But this isn't just any lettuce. It's part of a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce grown on the space station.
"Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space officially is…


BMW will help drivers time traffic lights; Concert subscription service hits Houston

BMW is working on new technology to help drivers avoid getting stuck at red lights.

House explodes after driver crashes into it, then runs away

A Michigan home is in shambles after it exploded, moments after a car crashed into it.

13 cars fall off tracks after derailment in Old Town Spring

A train derailed Monday in Spring. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said it does not know of any injuries at this time.

Man steals phone behind owner's back at jewelry store

A man stole a cellphone from right behind the man who owned it last week at the Brian's Jewelry Store on the corner of F.M. 528 and Bay Area Boulevard.

Lost dog from Conroe found in Florida

A Conroe dog will soon have a big welcome home after she was found nearly 1,000 miles away in Florida.

Violent history precedes massacre that killed 8

Court records show more than a decade of violence preceded Sunday's massacre of two adults and six children in northwest Harris County.

Valerie Jackson had history of domestic abuse with Conley, husband

Prosecutors are saying David Conley, the man accused of killing six children and two adults, has a violent history of abuse.

Police chase ends with crash in southeast Houston

One man was taken to a hospital and another was taken into custody after leading police on a chase in southeast Houston.

Former Wharton High School band director accused of sex with student

A former band director at Wharton High School was charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Eleventh high school in CFISD gets a name

The 11th high school in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District will be named Cypress Park High School.

ERCOT peak electricity demand tops 69,000 MW for first time

Managers of the state's biggest electrical grid say peak electricity demand has topped 69,000 megawatts for the first time.

Perry stops paying South Carolina 2016 campaign staff

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped paying his 2016 presidential campaign's staff in the key early primary state of South Carolina, amid flagging poling numbers and sluggish fundraising.

Family of mass shooting victims speak out

A woman named Vernessa Conley said she is the wife of a Houston man accused of a heinous crime.

Identities of 6 children, 2 adults found dead in home released

Authorities have released the identities of the six children and two adults found dead in a northwest Harris County home over the weekend. The accused shooter is facing three charges of capital murder.

1 taken into custody after police chase ends in crash

A shooting suspect was taken into custody Monday morning after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash in the Chambers County area.

Houston Humane Society seeks home for mistreated dog

After surviving a horrific case of what the Houston Humane Society is calling a case of animal cruelty, volunteers are trying to find a new home for 9-year-old Labrador mix, Missy.

Source: Accused mass killer inside home for 14 hours before surrendering

Channel 2 Investigates has learned through police sources that the man accused of killing eight people over the weekend spent nearly 14 hours in the house.

Back 2 School: Returning to a routine

Just ask any parent and they will tell you, preparing for back-to-school can create stress for the entire family.

Man arrested, charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child

Jeremy Alexander Bautista, a 27-year-old Dickinson resident, is arrested and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children.

Wreck blocks several lanes on 59 at Williams Trace

A sand truck overturned on the southbound lanes of Highay 59 at Williams Trace Boulevard on Monday.

Man wanted in multiple sex assault cases in Houston

A man is being sought for multiple sexual assaults across the Houston area over the course of more than two years.

Man arrested during traffic stop for hiding pot inside vehicle, deputies say

According to deputies, K-9 Kaja gave positive indication on drugs near the gas tank. A search uncovered 77 pounds of pot inside.

UT task force: Move, or better explain, campus Davis statue

A task force recommended Monday that the University of Texas should move a Jefferson Davis statue elsewhere on campus, or at least add an explanatory plaque with historical context on why the president of the Confederacy was being honored with a bronze likeness.

Harris County attorney accused of road rage on trial

A trial is underway for an assistant Harris County attorney accused of road rage.

Man accused of killing 6 children, 2 adults appears in court

David Conley has been charged with three counts of capital murder after six children and two adults were found dead inside a northwest Harris County home. He is being held without bond and faced a judge Monday morning.

Texas AG again says he shouldn't have to appear before judge

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has again told a federal judge that he shouldn't have to personally appear before him and contest being held in contempt of court.

Inmate found dead in Texas jail

Texas Rangers are investigating the death of an inmate in the Williamson County Jail.

3 shot in what police call double murder-suicide

Police in Killeen in Central Texas say the shooting deaths of three people appear to be a double murder and suicide and the result of a domestic disturbance.

Rio Grande Valley charity gets tent for immigrant surge

A Catholic charity that operates an immigrant relief center in McAllen says they've had city workers put up a tent because number of people using the center for overnight stays has risen so sharply in the last month.

One killed, one injured after wreck in SW Houston

One person is killed and another person is hurt after a fatal one-vehicle accident Saturday.

Man arrested after fatal shooting at barbershop in SE Houston

One person has been arrested after a fatal shooting at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday at a barbershop in the 5600 block of Selinsky Road.

Ford, Chevy trucks Houston's most stolen vehicles in July

The Houston Police Department says Ford and Chevrolet trucks were the most popular stolen vehicles in Houston during the month of July.

Kroger Grocery Giveaway winner revealed

This year, our winner who thought she was just winning a $500 gift card also had a surprise for us.

Garage, vehicles destroyed by fire in El Campo

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that ripped through the garage of an El Campo home around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.

Man killed in accident on Hempstead Road

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened at about 5:50 p.m. Sunday at 11800 Hempstead Road.

The Latest on Ferguson: County police taking over operations

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has issued a state of emergency, a move that authorizes county Police Chief Jon Belmar to take control of police emergency management in and around Ferguson.

Back 2 School: Getting back on a sleep schedule

Back to school also means back to a normal schedule. All summer long, your kids have probably been staying up a little later at night and sleeping in later in the morning. But young brains need fuel to focus in the classroom, so it's a good idea to start adjusting now.

Doctors call new FDA-approved cellulite treatment revolutionary

A revolutionary new treatment is promising to zap cellulite without surgery and with limited downtime.

Police officer rushed to hospital after unit crashes in Clear Lake

A Houston Police Department officer was rushed to the hospital after his unit crashed in Clear Lake.

Woman found shot, killed in her bed

A woman was shot and killed in her bed Sunday in southwest Houston, according to police.

Smash-and-grab suspects back up Ford truck into Exxon in south Houston

A group of smash-and-grab suspects backed up their pickup truck into a gas station and stole an ATM in west Houston, according to police. 

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'Jackass' star arrested for crane stunt

"Jackass" star Steve-O was arrested in Hollywood Sunday night after emergency crews responded to a construction site where Steve-O climbed a crane 100 feet above ground in protest against Seaworld.

Group of suspects use truck to ram into pharmacy in SW Houston

Houston police are searching for multiple smash-and-grab suspects who rammed their pickup truck into a pharmacy in southwest Houston.

Target ditches gender-based labeling; Sephora unveils beauty box subscription

Target is getting rid of boys’ and girls’ labels across different departments after receiving complaints from customers about unnecessary gender-based signs.

Litter of raccoon dogs makes debut at Mexico City Zoo

Nine newborn raccoon dogs are getting a lot of attention south of the border.

Protesters rally for Bland, Brown in Waller County

People are gathering in Waller County on Sunday to protest the deaths of Sandra Bland and Michael Brown.

When will Wi-Fi be installed at NRG Stadium?

From the first snap till the game clock runs out, Texans fans want to be able to share their gameday photos and videos with everyone. However, sharing those moments over a wireless system at NRG Stadium has been a source of frustration for fans.

Texans top list of Alaska newcomers

U.S. Census data shows that more people move to Alaska from Texas than from any other state.

HFD: Apartment catches on fire in Midtown

The Houston Fire Department quickly put out a fire that started on the fourth floor of an apartment in Midtown Saturday.

Texas-Amazon sales tax deal benefited both sides, data shows

Three years on, a much-watched deal to settle a sales tax collection dispute between Texas and appears to have benefited both sides, according to an analysis published Sunday by The Austin American-Statesman.

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Dallas mayor rescues choking woman at Mexican restaurant

A woman who began choking at a Dallas Mexican restaurant is crediting Mayor Mike Rawlings with using the Heimlich maneuver to clear her airway.

Family: Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has died at 84

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has died. He was 84.


Landmark 'Be Someone' grafitti on I-45 restored

A beloved piece of Houston street art is now back to normal.

Authorities looking for stabbing suspect in Liberty County

Liberty County Sheriff's deputies are looking a man they said stabbed another man after an argument at a BBQ outing Saturday evening.

Heat advisory extended for Harris Co. until Monday night

The National Weather Service has extended a heat advisory for the Houston area through Monday night.

Man killed after attempting to cross freeway in northwest Houston

A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross the freeway in northwest Houston Saturday night.

Brookshire man killed after allegedly shooting at police officer

A man was killed in a confrontation with police Saturday in Brookshire after firing shots at his brother.

Donation drive held for Richmond family in need

The Richmond Police Department set up a donation drive to help a family in need Saturday.

Man charged after shooting that injured two in Baytown

Police are trying to find the person or people who shot two Baytown residents and left them with life-threatening injuries.

HFD: Crews battle 2-alarm fire at furniture store in southeast Houston

Nearly 60 firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a furniture store in southeast Houston on Saturday.

Three in custody, one on the loose after chase ends in Harris County

Three people are in custody and another is on the run after a chase ended in Harris County on Saturday.

Construction crew tries to stay cool working in heat

When temperatures reach the triple digits, most of us just want to relax inside or head to the pool. But some people don't have a choice, since their jobs are outside.

Arson suspected in car fire outside Texas Capitol

State investigators are seeking a `person of interest' for questioning in a car fire outside the Texas Capitol suspected to have been deliberately set.

1 man shot; suspect on the run in northwest Harris County

Suspect fled the scene after they shot a man in northwest Harris County.

Man fatally shot at apartment complex in NW Harris County

A man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in northwest Harris County.

Road back open after accident shuts down service lanes of North Freeway at Airtex

Lanes are back open after a two vehicle accident shut down two frontage road lanes of 45 North southbound at Airtex Boulevard.

Man dead after shooting attack in north Houston

A man is dead after gunmen opened fire on a group of men in North Houston.

Ants invade family's apartment in League City

A League City family turned to KPRC 2 for help after thousands of ants invaded their apartment.

Tax-free weekend: Everything you need to know

Texas' tax-free weekend begins Friday and KPRC 2 has you covered. It's your chance to stock up on back to school supplies and clothes without paying sales tax.

Residents of apartment complex left without air conditioner for days

There were unbearable living conditions for residents at an area apartment complex this week.

Burglar fatally shot in north Harris County

A burglar was fatally shot Friday in the 9000 block of Airline Drive at West Gulf Bank Road in north Harris County.

Woman pleads guilty to scamming relative out of more than $1 million

A woman has plead guilty to swindling more than  $1 million from an 88-year-old woman.

No memory too small for Astrodome project

If its walls could talk, the Astrodome would recount decades of storied tales.

Houstonians preserving Astrodome memories

Houstonians had the opportunity to become part of history at the Astrodome Memory Project on Saturday.

16 people arrested after felony warrant sweep by GCSO

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office arrested 16 people in a felony warrant sweep with the help of U.S. Marshals.

3 suspected robbers in custody after chase, search at Anheuser-Busch plant in E. Houston

Houston police said three men robbed a Burger King then led officer on a chase, which ended at the Anheuser-Busch plant in east Houston. One man was taken into custody, but the other two hid inside the plant, then made a run for it later, only to be captured with the help of a K-9 unit.

Man sentenced to life in prison for raping 91-year-old woman

A man will spend life in prison after a jury found him guilty Friday of breaking into a senior living home and raping a 91-year-old woman.

Dangers of medications amid extreme heat

It's a prescription for trouble. Seniors taking medications that can be dangerous in the summer sun are particularly a concern as temps skyrocket this weekend.

Richmond police officer lauded for donating to family in need

A Richmond police officer is being recognized for his generosity toward a family in need.

Thousands of Katy ISD employees' info potentially leaked in IRS audit

More than 11,000 workers' personal information, including birth dates, addresses, and Social Security numbers were potentially leaked during a random IRS audit. The district is now trying to clean up the mess and wants the government to pay for it.

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Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

James Holmes has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

2 children safe after boyfriend attacks, kills mother with machete, deputies say

A man is accused of attacking and killing his girlfriend Thursday night outside their mobile home, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Attorney files lawsuit over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

An attorney for a group of Houston pastors announced Friday a legal challenge to the wording of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance repeal vote on the November ballot.

Homicide suspect leads deputies on wild chase, crashes then kills self

A homicide suspect led deputies on a dangerous, wrong-way, high-speed chase that including shots fired, a carjacking and several accidents, eventually ending with a crash and the death of the suspect in west Harris County.

Vehicle collides with ambulance in Alief

A driver is facing charges after crashing into an ambulance that was rushing to a hospital with a patient Friday.

Pending disability claims backlog shrinks at Waco office

The Department of Veterans Affairs' regional office in Waco has significantly reduced its pending disability claims backlog, but despite the rosy numbers, it's unlikely it will meet a goal to eliminate its entire backlog by year's end.

92 percent of Texas school districts meet standards

The Texas Education Agency says about 94 percent of districts and 86 percent of schools statewide meet the state's minimum education standards.

"Be Someone" graffiti on I-45 South morphed into new message

A memorable piece of graffiti on Interstate 45 near downtown has been altered into a new message.

Texas officials amend death certificate to reflect gay union

State officials say they've complied with a court order and amended the death certificate of a man to include the name of his same-sex spouse.

Teen found dead at apartment complex in north Harris County

Police are investigating after the death of a teenager Friday morning at a north Harris County apartment complex.

Water supply restored after construction crews hit line at Hobby Airport

The water supply at the Hobby Airport has been restored after construction crews hit the line and cut off the water Friday afternoon.

Where to find lowest rates on auto loans

This summer, auto sales have soared in the U.S. with dealerships selling more than 17 million cars a month for the last three months straight for the first time in 15 years.

Judge recuses himself from hearings involving Waco bikers

A judge has removed himself from presiding over preliminary hearings for more than a dozen bikers who were arrested in the aftermath of the Waco restaurant shooting that left nine dead and 18 injured.

Walmart shoplifting suspects accused of threatening workers

Four men accused of shoplifting from a Walmart store threatened to get violent with employees, said Sugar Land police.

Woman helps rescue neighbor from house fire

A woman helped rescue a neighbor whose home caught fire early Friday morning.

Senate report calls for crackdown on airline fees; Hotel industry blasts Expedia-Orbitz deal

A new Senate report is urging the government to take action on airline fees that could be unfair or hidden from flyers.

Attorney to file lawsuit over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

A lawsuit will be filed against the city of Houston after an attorney said Mayor Annise Parker used misleading language on the upcoming November ballot for the Equal Rights Ordinance.

Woman saves boy drowning in apartment pool

A 3-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool in northwest Harris County, the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department said.

200 HISD police will wear body cameras this school year

When school starts in a few weeks, all 200 Houston Independent School District police officers will wear body cams.

Tires stolen off vehicles in Cypress neighborhood

Two families who live within a few streets of each other are both targeted by thieves overnight.

Taser used on local police chief after he loses Facebook bet

A taser was used on Danbury's police Chief Derek Dyson Thursday afternoon after he lost a bet.

Crews remove giant beehive from house in Danbury

Crew extract a massive beehive from a house in Danbury on Thursday.

KPRC 2 conducts Heat Experiment with meteorologist Justin Stapleton

KPRC 2 meteorologist Justin Stapleton wanted to show the danger of being locked in a hot car.

Events held in Houston to honor 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a ceremonial signing of the act took place in Houston.

Error results in Galveston customers being overcharged $3.5M

Galveston officials say a clerical error resulted in water and sewer customers being overcharged by $3.5 million over the course of nearly three years.

Mother, with 4-year-old in backseat, leads cops in chase

A mother is behind bars after leading police on a chase, with her 4-year-old child in the backseat.

Hobby airport prepares for multimillion dollar international expansion

The final countdown is on for the construction crews working to finalize the $156 million Hobby International Airport expansion project.

PD: Man in Halloween mask robs Walmart in Hempstead

An armed robber wearing a Halloween mask walked in and demanded cash from several employees who were opening the store for the day and filling the registers with money.

Highway 288 reopens after vehicle fire

A vehicle shut down multiple lanes of Highway 288 northbound and I-45 near downtown Houston for several hours Thursday afternoon.

Kids witness parents' apparent murder-suicide at gas station in The Woodlands

A couple who separated a few months ago, met at a gas station to transfer temporary custody of their children when deputies said the man shot the woman, then turned the gun on himself.

Man's body found off coast of San Leon, Coast Guard says

A man's body was found Thursday by a boater off the coast of San Leon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. It was found in the same area where a man went missing Wednesday morning.

HCSO: Employee shot by upset customer at paint and body shop in NW Harris County

A paint and body shop worker was shot by an upset customer in northwest Harris County.

Woman carjacked at red light in southeast Houston

A Harris County Psychiatric Center employee was robbed and her car was stolen at a red light in southeast Houston.

TCEQ finds more worms in water in Chambers County town

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality has issued a boil water notice in place for the Woodland Acres subdivision in Old River-Winfree.

Burn ban issued for unincorporated Galveston County

A burn ban is issued for unincorporated Galveston County.

At least 1 person in custody after standoff at South Houston motel

Law enforcement officials surrounded a motel in the city of South Houston Wednesday after a domestic disturbance call in which a couple was barricaded inside.

Driver taken by LifeFlight after cement truck flips over on North Freeway

A cement truck flipped over on Spring Stuebner Road near the North Freeway Thursday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Thieves pistol-whip, shoot man during home invasion

Police are investigating after a group of thieves ambushed a couple in their driveway and broke into their home in south Houston.

Man dies in accident after losing control of vehicle in north Houston

A man died early Thursday morning after losing control of his vehicle in north Houston.

Hwy 249 north at Cypresswood reopens after fatal accident

The three northbound lanes of Highway 249 northbound at Cypresswood Drive have reopened after a man driving an SUV fatally slammed into a guard rail.

2 hospitalized after drive-by shooting in north Houston

A gunman drove by an apartment complex in north Houston Thursday morning and opened fire on two men, police said.

Golf cart catches fire at Houston National Cemetery

Fire officials determined an electrical short in a golf cart started a fire at the Houston National Cemetery Wednesday evening.


New bicycle aims to thwart thieves

Bicycle thieves beware – a group of entrepreneurs claim they’ve invented the world’s first “unstealable” bike.

Flames engulf vacant building in SE Houston

Firefighters battled a fire that broke out at an abandoned building in southeast Houston.

Real estate heir Durst's weapons trial postponed to January

A federal judge has postponed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial until next year.

Houston Zoo humanely euthanizes elderly tiger

Pandu, one of the Houston Zoo's two elderly Malayan tigers, is humanely euthanized after a long life.

Arrest made in deadly 2014 home invasion

Police said they have found one of two men involved in a deadly home invasion that happened more than a year ago.

Road 2 Rio: City prepares for big games despite crime, controversy

We're now officially one year away from the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Typical of Brazil's lifestyle, they ushered in the milestone with a party.

Fake security worker targeting Houston neighborhood

A man pretending to work for an alarm company was targeting homeowners in Oak Forest in Northwest Houston.

Blue Bell approved to begin ice cream production at Alabama plant

Blue Bell Creameries says it has been given the green light to begin ice cream production at its Alabama plant.

Pasadena officer saves choking kid in church

A Pasadena police officer is being hailed a hero for saving a little boy who was choking after church services.

Building at Houston National Cemetery catches fire

Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a fire at the Houston National Cemetery in northwest Harris County.

Hundreds of dead fish found in Buffalo Bayou downtown

Hundreds, if not thousands, of dead fish were discovered in the Buffalo Bayou downtown.

Big milestone in the Alley Theatre renovation

It's a big milestone in the ongoing Alley Theatre renovation. Some 774 additional seats in the renovated Hubbard Theatre are installed.

Deputies: 4th suspect arrested in house party slaying

Deputies in Fort Bend County have arrested a 17-year-old youth who was wanted in the shooting death of another teen at a house party in Fresno.

Road 2 Rio: City officials on mad dash to get ready for 2016 Olympics

With one year to go before the Olympics, a marathon or mad dash -- of sorts-- is underway to get all the venues up and ready in time for the games.

Coach Bill O'Brien mum on the extent of Arian Foster's injury

Texans Coach Bill O'Brien revealed nothing at his press conference Wednesday about Arian Foster’s injury.

Dashcam video shows local lawmaker's traffic stop

Representative Garnet Coleman, of Houston, said he was "treated like a child" during a traffic stop near Sealy. But the Austin county sheriff says he's willing to let the public decide if his deputy did anything wrong.

Thieves targeting homes, vehicles in West University Place

According to the West University Place police, there has been a major uptick in car break-ins on Community Drive and surrounding streets.

Woman, little girl in hospital after being mauled by two pit bulls

A woman and a young girl are in the hospital after they were attacked by two pit bulls in southwest Houston.

Several cats found mutilated in Webster neighborhood

Several cats are recovering after being mutilated in a Webster neighborhood, leaving their owners horrified. One owner, who spoke to KPRC 2, is now trying to spread the word to other cat owners in the area.

Road 2 Rio: City upgrading public transportation ahead of Olympics

Like any large city in the world, Rio de Janeiro faces problems with traffic jams.  A large chunk of the roughly $12 billion being spent for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the Brazilian city is earmarked for upgrading public transportation.

Vigil held in La Marque for missing father

Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man who hasn't been seen since July 30.

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance will be put on November ballot

City Council voted Wednesday not to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which will put the issue before voters on the November ballot.

Boy, 4, run over and killed by SUV in driveway

A young child is dead after being run over in the driveway of a home in southeast Houston.

Woman in custody after police chase ends at gas station in SE Houston

A woman was taken into custody at a gas station in southeast Houston following a police chase.

Harris County DA launches criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Wednesday that her office will start a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked for the DA's office to open an immediate criminal investigation of after a fifth video surfaced involving activities related to…

Possible bird strike forces plane to return to Bush IAH shortly after takeoff

A plane was forced to return to Bush Intercontinental Airport shortly after taking off Wednesday.

Coast Guard searching for missing man in Dickinson Bay

Coast Guard helicopter crews and Texas City police and fire department personnel are searching for a missing wade fisherman who went missing Wednesday morning in Dickinson Bay across from San Leon, Texas.

Four arrested in Conroe meth bust

Four people are behind bars after deputies raided a house in Conroe and found drugs inside.

Federal appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

A federal appeals court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act.

Man guzzles stolen wine in H-E-B bathroom, stuffs sushi in pants, police say

A man is accused of guzzling down two bottles of wine in the bathroom of an H-E-B store in Friendswood, then walking out of the store with stolen sushi in his pants, according to police.