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Men caught on video hopping fence after burglarizing home, police say

A group of men are being sought by police for a daylight burglary of a Sugar Land area home that was caught on video.

Human rights organization calls for answers in Sandra Bland's death

Members of an Atlanta-based human rights organization Friday echoed earlier calls for Waller County officials to answer questions regarding the death of Sandra Bland.

Pedestrian hit by METRORail train near NRG Park

A pedestrian was hit by a METRORail train Friday afternoon near NRG Park.

Houston contractors offer to finish special needs child’s pool

The Comeaux family may be one step closer to finishing a pool for their adopted son Jamon. After their story aired Wednesday night on KPRC, nearly a dozen pool contractors reached out offering to help them finish Jamon’s pool.

8-year-old shot in head, dies while playing with gun, police say

An 8-year-old was shot and killed while playing with a gun inside a house in southeast Houston on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Man killed in southwest Houston drive-by shooting

Houston police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man in southwest Houston Thursday night.

Deputies: Man may have intentionally set fire at estranged wife's house

Harris County deputy constables are searching for a man they believe intentionally started a fire at his estranged wife's home.

1 killed in collision on FM 2920 in Spring

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal accident that happened in Spring Thursday night.

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Whole Foods to open lower-priced concept store in Houston

Whole Foods is bringing its cheaper concept store to Houston before anywhere else in Texas.

Teens win $5,000 scholarships for duct tape prom attire

A pair of teens now have $5,000 scholarships thanks to their hard work designing and making their own prom wardrobe out of duct tape.

Police: Drunken wrong-way driver slams into flatbed truck

A man is facing charges after a wrong-way crash along the Southwest Freeway. 

Family kicked off JetBlue plane after questioning flight attendants

A family says a JetBlue Airlines crew was unreasonable when it kicked off the couple and their two children for questioning the rules about where their toddler could sit during takeoff.

U.S. Coast Guard deploys crews to rescue 4 adults, 3 children on sinking boat

U.S. Coast Guard crews from Houston, Corpus Christi and Sabine worked to save four adults and three children after Thursday reports that their boat had starting sinking 20 miles southeast of the Cameron Jetties in Louisiana.

UPS driver shot twice, robbers steal packages from truck

A UPS driver was shot after delivering a package in southeast Houston Thursday night.

Sandra Bland's death may bring new screenings in Texas jails

The head of jail oversight in Texas wants to revise mental health screenings in county lockups following the death of Sandra Bland.

Lightning sparks house fire in NW Harris County, authorities say

Lightning is being blamed for sparking a house fire in northwest Harris County.

Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire at town home in SW Houston

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a town home in southwest Houston for more than an hour on Thursday.

Prestigious school admits covering up teacher's sexual abuse of students

A Houston woman became one of the leading voices that helped expose a trusted high school teacher’s decades-long pattern of sexual abusing students. According to legal filings, educator Jack Moyer sexual abused students at the prestigious American School in Japan during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Galveston County judge to decide whether to reduce former judge's 600K bond

A Galveston County judge will decide if she will reduce a former judge's $600,000 bond.

Men try to break into display cases at jewelry store, leave empty-handed

Police are looking for three men who tried to break into the display cases at a jewelry store in the Memorial area on Wednesday.

Neglected Conroe horses awarded to Houston SPCA

Some 200 neglected horses found in Conroe were awarded to the Houston SPCA by a judge after their owners appealed the initial ruling.

Once in a blue moon: Rare celestial treat in store for SE Texans

Overnight Thursday, Houston and southeast Texas will be in store for a rare celestial treat that happens only every couple years, a “Blue Moon.” This happens when we see two full moons in a one month period, which is fairly unusual considering that each month normally has only one full moon cycle.

Armed men storm into pawn shop, steal merchandise

Three armed men stormed in and robbed a pawn shop in Liberty and it was caught on camera.

Video shot by officer used against him in official oppression trial

Prosecutors used video shot by Webster police Officer Colin Murphy as evidence against him in court Thursday. Murphy and two other Webster officers are charged with misdemeanor official oppression in the arrest of a Nassau Bay man who was threatening to shoot himself with a .357-caliber pistol.

ConocoPhillips cutting employees in light of low oil prices

Houston-based ConocoPhillips is cutting employees as it tries to reduce operating cost.

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Shell to cut thousands of jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil

Shell expects to eliminate 6,500 staff and contractor positions this year as it seeks to reduce operating costs by 10 percent, the Netherlands-based company said Thursday. The company also plans to reduce capital investment by $7 billion, or 20 percent.

TCEQ tests water in Chambers County town for blood worms

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality visited Old River-Winfree on Thursday to test water after many residents found worms in their tap water.

Houston cobra: New details released

We're learning just how long a cobra may have been roaming the halls of a downtown Houston luxury high-rise apartment complex.

Shelter-in-place issued for some residents in Pecan Grove due to broken gas main

A shelter-in-place was issued for some residents in Pecan Grove Thursday evening because of a broken gas main.

Baylor College of Medicine becomes distinguished cancer center

Baylor College of Medicine has received a prestigious distinction this morning. The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor designation of a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Homeowner says letter carrier threw package towards front porch

A homeowner says he is upset after a postal worker threw a package towards his front porch.

Report: Dangerous levels of viruses, bacteria in Olympic host Rio's waters

The magic and spectacular beauty of Rio De Janeiro’s mountains, bays and beaches offer a breathtaking backdrop for the 2016 Summer Olympic games. But one year out, the waters, where swimming and boating events will take place, are so polluted with human sewage, ingesting just three teaspoons is…

Gym owner accused of giving drugs to teen athletes

The owner of BA Athletics is accused of providing drugs to underage teenagers who used his gym.

Long lines at Hobby Airport caused delays for travelers

Long lines of travelers clogged Hobby Airport, which said heavy outbound traffic caused significant delays.

PD: Men tie up residents, steal jewelry and cash during home invasion

Three men are being sought by police for tying up residents during a home invasion in Sugar Land last week and stealing jewelry and cash.

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Former President George H.W. Bush tweets photo of his recovery

Former President George H.W. Bush appears to be in good spirits during his recovery from a fractured neck.

Man accused of intentionally setting apartment fire appears before judge

The man accused of sparking a massive apartment fire that ripped through an apartment complex in Spring Branch appeared before a judge overnight Wednesday.

Mother beats 8-year-old with extension cord, police say

A mother was arrested after she beat her 8-year-old daughter with an extension cord, according to police.

Man stuffs rifle down pants, leaves store without paying

Deputies said they are looking for a thief who went into a firearms store, stuffed a rifle down his pants and then walked out.

All SB main lanes of Eastex Freeway at Crosstimbers Street reopen after crash

A 2-vehicle crash blocked all the southbound main lanes of the Eastex Freeway at Crosstimbers Street for about 45 minutes on Thursday afternoon.

Texas energy grid operator urges conservation from 3-7pm Thursday

The grid operator for Texas has urged conservation during peak electric demand hours of the hot summer, including Thursday afternoon.

Body pulled from Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston

Houston firefighters pulled a body out of Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston Thursday morning.

HPD: Driver leads police on chase to parent's house, throws pot out of vehicle

A man is facing several charges for leading police on a chase that ended at his house. 

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Watch: New York Mets' Wilmer Flores weeps during game amid trade rumors

It was a level of emotion rarely seen in regular-season sports.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, down 7-2 to the San Diego Padres, New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores approached the plate to an uncharacteristic level of applause, given the circumstances.

Husband and wife escape overnight house fire

A husband and wife are okay after flames ripped through their north Harris County home.

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What happens to your body after drinking a can of Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola isn't exactly the healthiest beverage. Most of us know that it is full of sugar. So how does it affect your body?

Survey finds retail gasoline prices down nickel across Texas

Retail gasoline prices across Texas slipped a nickel this week to settle at $2.48 per gallon.

Houston woman gets 4 years, tried to smuggle drugs to inmate

A Houston woman must serve more than four years in prison for trying to smuggle heroin into a federal penitentiary.

Testing products to stop repeated robocalls

Extended auto warranties, fake debt collectors or credit card services... whatever the pre-recorded call is about, when you didn't give a company permission to call you, those robocalls are annoying and illegal.

Austin firefighters training with drones to respond to emergencies

Firefighters in Austin are preparing for emergencies by training with drones.

HPD: Suspects open fire outside rap studio in northwest Houston; 1 shot in chest

Houston police are investigating a shooting that happened outside a home, which doubles as a rap studio, in northwest Houston.

Smash-and-grab thieves break into ATM as clerk hides behind counter

Houston police are searching for two thieves who smashed their way into a store while a frightened store clerk ducked for cover.

Missing 11-year-old found safe; walked home after playing at friend's house

A Houston mother is relieved after her missing 11-year-old son made his way home Wednesday night.

Missing 11-year-old found safe; walked home after playing at friend's house

A Houston mother is relieved after her missing 11-year-old son made his way home Wednesday night.

Federal investigators launch probe into University of Phoenix

Federal investigators are launching a probe into The University of Phoenix.

Temperatures could reach 100 again Thursday, depending on rain

Thursday's high temperature could reach 100 degrees but that is going to depend on afternoon and early evening showers.

Cartoon characters' size may affect kids' eating habits

The size of cartoon characters may affect the eating habits of children.

Several people detained after chase, standoff in SW Houston

One by one 11 people filed out of a home in Alief Wednesday afternoon. Their detainment by Houston police officers -- who had their guns drawn and were assisted by a K-9 unit -- ended a standoff that began as a high-speed chase.

Pool for special needs boy left unfinished when contractor disappears

The family of a 5-year-old child who is blind and cannot walk is left with a concrete-lined hole in their backyard with no plumbing or equipment to the pool and several other components left unfinished.

Judge declares Texas' online solicitation statute unconstitutional

A district court judge in Montgomery County declared the state's online solicitation of a minor statute is unconstitutional.

Woman carjacked at gunpoint in her driveway

A 31-year-old woman was carjacked at gunpoint in her own driveway Wednesday morning.

Third suspect in Pearland bank robbery arrested

A third suspect in the armed robbery of a bank inside a Pearland grocery store was arrested on Wednesday.

Charges filed in 4-alarm fire at northwest Houston apartments

Arson investigators have arrested a man for allegedly causing a massive fire that injured three firefighters and left dozens homeless Tuesday in northwest Houston. Danny Isidoro is charged with reckless arson.

Robber pushes woman to the ground, grabs her purse

Police are looking for the man who mugged a woman as she was walking home on July 26.

Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.

U.S. Marine veterans honored with a year of free groceries

A very deserving military family received the surprise of a lifetime Wednesday. Walmart partnered with Eckrich to present U.S. Marine veterans Jamie and Jackie Davidson with a check for one year of free groceries, worth $13,000.

Houston considers surcharge for trash collection, recycling expenses

The city of Houston’s garbage czar wants to hit homeowners with a monthly surcharge of $15-$20 to cover a variety of expenses related to trash collection and recycling.

Blood worms appearing in Chambers County town's water

Several families in Chambers County say there are blood worms in their water. The houses affected are in the town of Old River-Winfree near Mount Belvieu.

Investigators look for cause of massive steel mill fire

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a massive fire at a steel mill near San Antonio on Wednesday.

Fire intentionally set at Fifth Ward church, investigators say

Arson investigators say a fire at a church in Fifth Ward was intentionally set.

Store owner robbed, chases after thieves

A store owner said when she was robbed she called police and then went after the thieves herself.

Lamar CISD board elections under investigation

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is investigating recent allegations made in the Lamar CISD board elections.

Cobra on the loose at Houston luxury lofts

A cobra was found slithering through the halls of The Rice luxury lofts in downtown Houston.

Memorial Day flood report paints picture of how disaster unfolded

A new report on the Memorial Day weekend flood shows the hardest rain fell at the area of Brays Bayou and Beltway 8, according to the Harris County Flood Control District. The area received 10 inches of rainfall over six hours on May 25 and 26.

Harris County sued over inmate death in jail

The Texas Civil Rights Project Houston announced legal action in a jail suicide case in Harris County.

At least 18 vehicles stolen from north Houston auto auction business, police say

At least 18 vehicles were stolen from the Houston Auto Auction in north Houston early Wednesday morning.

Reward offered in cold case of mother found dead in abandoned warehouse

Houston police homicide investigators are trying to track down the person who sexually assaulted and killed a woman, then left her body in an abandoned warehouse a year ago.

Bodies of missing father and son found in Brazos River

The bodies of a father and son who went missing in the Brazos River have been found. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department search crews located Brandon Orr at 10 a.m. near the intersection with the Intracoastal Waterway. Coast Guard and Brazoria County Rescue crews found Phillip Orr at 11 a.m. in the…

Back-2-School sales tax holiday next weekend

Senator Rodney Ellis and Walmart are previewing Texas' Back to School Sales Tax Holiday at Walmart's brand new Galleria Supercenter with a pep rally and charitable shopping spree.

Fleeing League City burglar says he "done something bad and needed help"

One burglary suspect is in custody and another remains on the loose after leading officers on a chase in League City Wednesday morning.

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Houston Zoo's corpse flower, Reek, wilts in Texas heat

Reek, the corpse flower at the Houston Zoo, is not doing well in Texas' summer heat.

Deputies search for carjacking suspects in west Harris County

Deputies are searching for several armed robbery suspects after a carjacking Wednesday in west Harris County.

Suspicious item found at Armed Forces Reserve Center is false alarm

A bomb squad investigation of a suspicious item at the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center in north Houston on Wednesday turned out to be a false alarm, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of inmate who died in Harris County Jail

Attorneys for the family of a man who died in custody of the Harris County Sheriff's Office last February filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county Tuesday.

SWAT standoff ends after suspect falls through ceiling after tear gas deployed

One man was taken into custody after a SWAT standoff in southwest Houston.

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J.C. Penney sends employee home for wearing shorts that are 'too revealing'

A former J.C. Penney employee said she was sent home for wearing shorts that were "too revealing" - shorts that were apparently purchased in J.C. Penney's career style section.

METRO bus driver hospitalized after car slams into bus in downtown Houston

A METRO bus driver was injured Wednesday morning after a car slammed into the back of a bus in downtown Houston.

Amazon proposes drones-only airspace for deliveries

Amazon is asking to reserve airspace to get its new package-delivery drone program off the ground.

Tons of seaweed coat Mexico's top beaches

Resorts on Mexico's Caribbean coast have been inundated by tons of seaweed that's washed up in recent weeks.

Topshop pulls ultra-skinny mannequin from stores

Topshop has pulled an extremely thin mannequin from its stores after receiving a complaint from an outraged customer.

Attempted home invasion under investigation

Three men are under arrest and a fourth is on the run after an attempted home invasion in northwest Harris County on Tuesday.

Sentence upheld for woman convicted of killing boyfriend with stiletto heel

Ana Trujillo, the woman who killed her boyfriend with a stiletto-heeled shoe, has lost an appeal.

Officers rescue 7, including 4 children, in Galveston apartment fire

Emergency crews saved seven people Monday morning after battling flames that engulfed an apartment complex in Galveston.

Oklahoma boys flown to Galveston hospital after severe sunburn at day care

Two young boys were flown to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston after being severely sunburned while playing at their day care center in Oklahoma. 

History makers Misty Copeland, Lauren Anderson inspire little brown ballerinas in Houston

Wearing tutus and tiaras, girls' eyes were locked on center stage Tuesday as Misty Copeland and Lauren Anderson spoke about life, love of the arts and the experience of being a brown ballerina.

Mom accused of leaving children alone to go smoke cigarette

A mother faces charges for leaving her four children alone late at night to get a cigarette from a neighbor. 

Boys stop to help competitor cross finish line

Two young boys stood atop the winners' podium at the Cypress Youth Triathlon Saturday in Northwest Harris County. They were on the podium not because they finished first, but because they set the standard for sportsmanship.

Pastor shoots burglar at Baytown church

A pastor came to the rescue Tuesday morning, shooting a man who broke into the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown.

Man accused of sexually assaulting teen with special needs

A woman is claiming her 17-year-old daughter, who has the mental capacity of a fourth-grader, was sexually assaulted by a man.

Supporters, opponents sound off on equal rights ordinance

Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance once again took center stage Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Supporters and opponents had their chance to sound off inside council chambers.

Mother: Baby left alone, locked in day care

A mother is outraged after she said her baby was left alone at a day care facility.

First human case of West Nile virus reported in Montgomery County

The first human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Montgomery County.

La Porte man accused of assaulting 7-year-old stepson

A La Porte man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting his stepson.

Chevron to cut close to 1,000 jobs in Houston

More job cuts hit the oil and gas industry as Chevron announced Tuesday that it is cutting 1,500 positions worldwide, including nearly 1,000 in Houston.

Two face gambling charges after equipment found at business

Two people are facing illegal gambling charges after authorities said they found gaming equipment at a business in Montgomery County.

Reward increased in hopes of finding person who shot, killed father of 8

Crime Stoppers of Houston and the Harris County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Tuesday to announce an increased reward and ask for the public's assistance in solving the murder of Pascual Vasquez, a father of eight who was shot and killed on his way to work.

Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

METRO begins public awareness campaign for light rail safety

METRO officials are stepping up safety efforts after several accidents on the light rail line tracks.

Man finds woman's body covered in trash in SE Houston

Houston police are searching for clues as to what may have happened to a person whose body was found dumped in a vacant field Monday.

$5,000 reward offered for capture of Texas fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Christopher James Lopez to the state's 10 most wanted fugitives list.

Hot water restored at Hobby Airport after gas leak

A gas leak at Hobby Airport has been repaired and hot water has been restored. No evacuation orders were issued.

I-10 Katy west at 610 West Loop reopens after overturned 18-wheeler

I-10 Katy west at 610 West Loop has reopened after an 18-wheeler overturned earlier Tuesday.

Man, 70, suffers medical episode while driving; dies after crash

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that happened on the West Loop Freeway last Friday.

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Former NBA player banned from Orange County Fair

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas won big at the Orange County Fair, but apparently game operators didn't like the fact that he walked away with so many prizes.

Houston Ship Channel reopens after 1,000 gallons of diesel spill into Greens Bayou

The Upper Houston Ship Channel has reopened after a diesel spill at the facility overflowed Tuesday morning into the waterway in Greens Bayou, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Pedestrian hit, killed on feeder lanes of Highway 59 at W. Bellfort

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a pickup truck on the feeder lanes of U.S. 59 at W. Bellfort Street, Tuesday morning.

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Whataburger voted best burger in America

The votes are in. According to Fast Company, Whataburger is officially the best burger restaurant in the United States.

Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.

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Oil prices plunge to four-month low; Google dismantles Google+

Oil prices hit a four-month low Monday over concerns in China and an increase in drilling in the U.S.

Military dog finds forever home with former handler

A military dog that served the U.S. in Afghanistan is getting a new forever home.

Study finds air travelers willing to pay for perks on plane

A new study finds nearly a quarter of airline passengers are willing to pay to get off their flight early.

Friendswood man accused of threatening ex-tenants

A Friendswood landlord is behind bars after police said he threatened to shoot his former tenants.

Planned Parenthood targeted by anti-abortion hackers

For the second time this month, Planned Parenthood is becoming the target of an anti-abortion group.

Tips on avoiding, escaping rip currents

They are one of the deadliest dangers at the beach, almost invisible to the untrained eye and the reason for 80 percent of the lifeguard rescues at Galveston Island: rip currents.

Several charged in credit card fraud investigation

Several people have been charged in a sweeping credit card fraud investigation involving several Houston and Harris County restaurants.

Man suspected of robbing woman in Porter arrested

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of robbing and threatening a woman Saturday.

Video shows METRORail hitting man

METRORail officials are stepping up safety procedures after several recent incidents where pedestrians were hit by the light rails.

Man charged after dog left in hot car

A man is charged with animal cruelty after police said he left his puppy in his hot car while  he went shopping in a nearby store.

FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields

The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.

Bond reduced for man accused of killing 6-year-old while driving drunk

The driver accused of killing two people in separate car accidents had his bond reduced by nearly a half Monday.

Boy, 11, dies in ATV accident in Pasadena

An 11-year-old boy died in an ATV accident Monday morning, Pasadena police confirm.

Local radio station says hack causes slur to appear on display

A local radio station claims it was hacked, and the result was a racial slur sent to thousands of Houston area radios.

Baby receives 2nd-degree burns in hospital's care

Newborn Isabel was born just a few days ago, but her parents worry what a St. Joseph Medical Center nurse did while in the hospital may have a lasting impact.

Galveston man pleads guilty to child porn charge

A Galveston man has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography videos.  

UPS driver carjacked in Sugar Land

A UPS driver is carjacked Monday afternoon at Ellicott Way and Palm Royale Boulevard in Sugar Land.

Police: Teenage girl shot through bedroom window in La Porte

A teenage girl is shot in her bedroom around 4 a.m. Monday at a house on Avington Road in La Porte, police say.

AG: Breaking mistrust between citizens, law enforcement priority

With the investigation of Sandra Bland’s death inside the Waller County Jail still grabbing national headlines, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said breaking the cycle of mistrust between citizens and law enforcement is one of her top priorities.

Man accused of robbing bank in Fort Bend County identified

A man accused of robbing a Capital One Bank on Saturday in Fort Bend County is  identified.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Crosby

A woman was killed while walking along the 14000 block of Crosby Lynchburg Road on Monday.

29-year-old woman dies while in HPD custody

A woman died while in the custody of the Houston Police Department on Sunday.

Ceremony held for renaming of HPD headquarters in honor of retired officer

HPD Chief Charles A. McClelland Jr. and Mayor Annise Parker held a formal ceremony renaming the HPD Headquarters building in honor of retired senior police Officer Edward A. Thomas.

History-making ballet dancer Misty Copeland speaks in Houston

Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer who became the highest-ranking American Ballet Theatre ballerina, is speaking at a public event in Houston Monday.

J. J. Watt surprises teens at YMCA

J.J. Watt made a surprise appearance at a teen clinic hosted at the YMCA on behalf of the Gatorade 'Beat the Heat' program, an educational program to teach youth athletes the importance of heat safety and staying hydrated during the hot summer months.

Man accused in fatal shooting charged with murder

A man is facing a murder charge after a fatal shooting.

32-year-old woman dies after being thrown from vehicle

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened Saturday afternoon on North Sam Houston Parkway East.

Man critically injured after shooting at jewelry shop

The Houston Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened at about 4 p.m. Saturday on Westheimer Road at Wilcrest Drive.

50-year-old woman dies in car accident

A woman was killed in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon at 5500 Little York Road.

Teen who escaped from Harris County Jail captured in southeast Houston

Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force have captured an inmate who escaped from the Harris County Jail.  Jorge Mendez, 17, was arrested at an apartment complex in southeast Houston around 11:40 a.m. Monday.

Body of man found in Buffalo Bayou identified

A man whose body was found in Buffalo Bayou has been identified

Woman found stabbed to death in north Houston house

Authorities are investigating after a woman was found stabbed to death at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday in north Houston.

Man allegedly steals radios from 2 fire stations during tour

A man was arrested after he allegedly stole radios from two fire departments while taking a tour of the stations with his family.

KPRC 2 weather producer Eric Braate finishes Ironman

KPRC 2 weather producer Eric Braate accomplished something significant on Sunday.

Inmate escapes from HPD custody

The Houston Police Department is looking for an inmate who escaped police custody near downtown Sunday morning.

35 Cosby accusers show unity

Thirty-five of Bill Cosby's accusers appeared on the latest cover of New York Magazine to stand against the man they say drugged and rapped them.

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Caught on camera: Fight breaks out at Disney's Test Track at Epcot

Cellphone video posted online shows a fight that broke out in the line of Disney's Test Track at Epcot Saturday night.

Pasadena police investigating after suspicious device found outside home

Police are investigating a possible bomb threat at a home in Pasadena.

Best Buy inks deal to sell Apple Watch; Gmail unveils self-destructing emails

Best Buy will begin selling the Apple Watch in August.

Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival coming to Discovery Green

The Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival (#HoustonBlackHeritageFestival) will feature award-winning R&B band, Mint Condition, and a host of other talent, guests and speakers to make your experience epic.

President Barack Obama hits dance floor during visit to Kenya

President Barack Obama is in the middle of a two nation tour of Africa.

Firefighters control flames at north Houston home while family away

The Houston Fire Department responded to a house on fire in northeast Houston Monday morning.

Deer Park police arrest 2 accused of theft

Officers with the Deer Park Police Department arrested two people Sunday who are accused of theft.

Vizio strategy scrutinized as company files for IPO

Television maker Vizio Inc. is set to go public, which has many examining the 13-year-old company’s strategy.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

Bobbi Kristina Brown has passed away Sunday, according to NBC News.

Fiat Chrysler to buy back 500,000 pickups in recall deal

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls.

Deputies looking for 2 robbers who opened fire on police officer

Deputies are searching for two robbers after they opened fire on an off-duty Tomball police officer Saturday night, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Church holds meeting, vigil for Sandra Bland

The Hope AME Church held a rally Sunday in Prairie View, pushing for answers in the Sandra Bland investigation.

Quanell X leads protest against DPS trooper who arrested Bland

A protest is planned Sunday against the man at the center of the Sandra Bland case.

Texas police chief resigns after arrested in child sex case

A jailed north Texas police chief has resigned after being accused of going online and trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship.

3 Dallas-area firefighters hurt when big rig hits firetruck

Police say three Dallas-area firefighters have been hurt and a trucker killed when his 18-wheeler hit a stopped ladder truck at a DWI wreck scene.

Robbers break into Sharpstown apartment, rob couple at gunpoint

Police are looking for three people who forced their way into an apartment and robbed a couple at gunpoint.

Missing 62-year-old League City man found safe

The League City Police Department said a man who went missing Saturday was found safe.

Car crosses into oncoming traffic, crashes into SUV, police say

A 21-year-old driver was flown to the hospital in a critical condition Saturday night after he crossed over a median and crashed his Acura into an SUV, according to Houston police.

Child drowns at Nine Mile Ranch in Dayton

A 4-year-old boy boy drowned Saturday at the Nine Mile Ranch water park in Dayton.

UH students foil man's attempted robbery

Two students were almost robbed at gunpoint at the Bayou Oaks apartments just outside the University of Houston campus.

2-vehicle wreck closes all lanes of Beltway 8 N. at JFK Blvd.

An accident involving two vehicles has closed all northbound main lanes of Beltway 8 North at John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

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Man dies in traffic accident on 59 in Sugar Land

A man was killed in an accident Saturday in Sugar Land.

Fire erupts at swimming pool of hotel on Las Vegas Strip

A fire at a hotel swimming pool that sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip appears to be under control.

Bank robber arrested after attempted heist in Fort Bend County

A man accused of robbing multiple banks was arrested after another robbery Saturday.

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New app gives Harris County residents access to public health services

A new smartphone app promises to let Harris County residents access several public health services at once.

Resident says nephew was playing with lighter, set apartment on fire

Some residents at a southwest Houston apartment complex were forced out of their units when a fire started Friday night.

Man shot, killed after argument about money

Officers were working to figure out what lead up to a deadly shooting in a northeast Houston neighborhood Friday night.

Burglars smashed car into T-Mobile store, says deputies

Officers are looking for suspects in an apparent smash-and-grab at a T-Mobile store in north Harris County Saturday morning.

Galveston PD: 4-year-old who shot self in head in serious condition

A 4-year-old boy who was shot Friday in Galveston is in serious condition, according to the Galveston Police Department.

How to prevent car sunroofs from shattering spontaneously

Channel 2 Investigates looked into a very real danger for Houston drivers: sunroofs that spontaneously explode, sending broken glass flying right at drivers.

Child fatally struck by vehicle in New Caney

A boy was killed after being hit by a car Friday in New Caney.

Lafayette shooting prompts security questions about local theaters

Matinee moviegoers in Houston seemed unfazed Friday, hours after a fatal shooting at a theater in Lafayette, La.

Mosquitoes in Baytown test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in Baytown have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Woman accused of trying to hire hit man to kill husband

A woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged murder-for-hire case involving her husband in Montgomery County.

Weekend construction closes North Freeway in Spring

The North Freeway in Spring will be closed until Monday morning.

Thieves use sledgehammer in burglary of cellphone store

Two thieves used a sledgehammer to break into a cellphone store in Fort Bend County.

Upgrades coming for Pearland Regional Airport

The Pearland Regional Airport is about to undergo some big changes, including millions of dollars in upgrades.

Body discovery renews bayou cars debate

A body found inside a car on Sims Bayou on Thursday has renewed the debate over what to do about the dozens of vehicles still underwater.

Arlington woman searches for owner of baby book

A north Texas woman is trying to reunite a family with their memories after finding a baby book at a sale in Arlington.

Man accused of leaving dog locked inside hot car

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he left a dog locked inside a hot car.

Texas Supreme Court suspends Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

The Texas Supreme Court has suspended the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, ruling that the ordinance either be repealed or put before voters. The court states that Houston City Council has 30 days to repeal the ordinance or the issue will be placed on the November ballot.

Lafayette officials provide update on deadly theater shooting

Hospital officials from General Medical Center are holding a news conference to provide updates on the conditions of Lafayette theater shooting victims. 

2 arrested within 24 hours for leaving children alone in vehicles at Walmart

Richmond police made two arrests within a 24-hour period of adults who left children inside a vehicle unattended in the heat outside a Walmart. Both incidents occurred at the same store; one in the afternoon and another in the evening.

Man accused of killing two men faces murder charges

A Houston man is facing murder charges in the deaths of two men in Channelview in May.

Man shot, killed at men's club in southeast Houston

Police are searching for a shooter who opened fire Friday and killed a man inside a men's lounge.

Police arrest suspect wanted in Family Dollar robberies

Houston police have arrested a suspect wanted in at least four robberies at Family Dollar stores that occurred since June 28 in southeast Houston.

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Appeals court tosses 1 of 2 indictments against Rick Perry

One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 race.

Fire Marshal: Woman makes good on threat, sets fire to apartments

A woman was arrested after she intentionally set a fire at her southwest Harris County apartment, causing significant damage to her neighbors' apartments as well.

Galveston ends paid parking in downtown, 2-hour free parking in effect

Galveston city officials have decided to end the paid parking system in the downtown area.  Downtown has now been designated a two-hour parking zone.

PD: inmate hanged himself in Houston city jail

An inmate at the Houston city jail was found dead inside his cell Thursday afternoon, according to Houston police.

Accident shuts down FM 523 before FM 2004

All northbound and southbound mainlanes have been shut down on FM 523 before FM 2004 due to an accident.

Suspect caught on video during Pearland bank robbery wanted by police

One of three suspects wanted during an armed robbery of a bank inside a Pearland grocery store is being sought by police.

2 brothers entangled in tent drown in family pool

The two brothers who were found unresponsive in their family pool in west Houston Thursday evening have died, according to Pct. 5 deputy constables.

Chrysler recalls 1.4 million hackable cars

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles that can be remotely hacked over the Internet.

Best Buy holds Black Friday in July; New moms pass on 'push presents'

Best Buy is holding a big sale for anyone who missed Amazon’s Prime Day earlier in July.

Arlington woman finds baby book belonging to Woodlands family

A woman in Arlington found a baby book belonging to a family living in The Woodlands and is on a mission to return it, according to KXAS-TV.

HPD: Man flees after shooting girlfriend at southwest Houston apartments

A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after Houston police say she was shot by her boyfriend.

18-wheeler overturns, catches fire in Spring

An 18-wheeler caught fire after overturning on Treaschwig Road in Spring Friday morning, according to Pct. 4 deputy constables.

Cowboy Monkey rides high at rodeos across country

A monkey in Kansas has a big following, especially with rodeo fans.

Houston woman says neighbor broke into her car, stole her laptop and iPad

A Houston woman who became a burglary victim decided to do her own police work and track down the suspected thief - what she didn't know was that her search would take her only a few doors down the street.

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Talking toy based on 'Inside Out' character upsets father

A father is upset about a new, talking toy based on a character from Disney Pixar's 'Inside Out.'

JetBlue, Random House Children’s Books to give 100K books to kids in need

JetBlue Airways and Random House Children’s Books are partnering up to hold a vote and give 100,000 books to children in need.

Islamic organization holds billboard campaign to educate citizens on Muslims, Prophet Muhammad

An Islamic organization is leading a national campaign called #WhoisMuhammad to help educate citizens about Islam and its prophet.

Police investigating after woman found dead with trauma to head, chest

Houston police are investigating after a 29-year-old woman was found dead near an apartment complex on June 26.

Donald Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's risking "great danger" to visit the U.S.-Mexican border.

How safe are Houston playgrounds?

Channel 2 Investigates visits playgrounds around Houston to find out what kind of safety hazards may be getting overlooked at playgrounds.

Defense attorney to conduct independent investigation of Waller Co. Sheriff's Office

Defense attorney Paul Looney is the man who will conduct an independent, top-to-bottom investigation of the Waller County Sheriff's Office. At the request of Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith, Looney will form a committee to investigate the practices and policies of the office.

Official: 3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lousiana on Thursday night, killing at least one person and injuring at least six others before shooting himself, officials said.

Bryan man, 19, added to Texas' most wanted list

Roy Edward Arevalo Jr., 19, from Bryan, has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Fulshear police arrest man who robbed Weston Lakes resident at gunpoint, deputies say

A 41-year-old was arrested by Fulshear police after he robbed a Weston Lakes resident at gunpoint early Thursday morning, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

Elementary school teacher accused of punching 8-year-old student

An elementary school teacher was arrested after accusations that he hit a student.

4 wanted for string of car burglaries in Waterview Estates

Crime Stoppers is offering to pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of several crooks wanted for a string of car burglaries in Waterview Estates.

Dog recovering after she was shot in the heart

A dog named Hazel is recovering after she was shot in the heart.

Large swarm of grasshoppers, beetles appear on NWS radar

A large swarm of grasshoppers and beetles appeared over North Texas on Thursday.

Restaurant has repeat violations, rodent leaves feces in cafe

Health inspectors said a rodent had gnawed a hole through the wall behind the water heater in the corner of Paxon’s Café at 9888 Bellaire Blvd. They said it left feces all around the water heater. 

95-year-old speaks on how she tried to fight off home invader

A man was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Thursday after he broke into a 94-year-old woman’s home because he was trying to evade police.

How to keep your children safe from burns in hot playgrounds

Doctors say there have been instances of children being hospitalized because their skin has been burned by playgrounds.

Thieves steal 7 valuable puppies, safe from Pet City Houston

Thieves broke into a pet store Thursday morning and the whole incident was caught on surveillance video.  

South Loop eastbound reopens at Fannin Street

All lanes of the South Loop eastbound at Fannin Street were closed because of a wreck and a vehicle that lost its load Thursday afternoon.

Body found inside car in Sims Bayou

Houston police are investigating after a body was found in a sedan in Sims Bayou Thursday.

Editorial cartoon draws rebuke from African-American community

An editorial cartoon originating in the Washington Post and republished in Sunday's edition of the Houston Chronicle has prompted calls for an apology from members of the African American community.

Crime Stoppers looking for driver who ran into man, left the scene

Crime Stoppers is offering of a reward of up to $5,000 to identify and arrest two women who left the scene of a hit-and-run on July 16.

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Sandra Bland's autopsy results released; DA confirms suicide by hanging

Autopsy results have been released in the death of Sandra Bland.  The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed Thursday that Bland's cause of death is hanging and the manner of death is suicide.

Sandra Bland's funeral held at Illinois church

Sandra Bland's funeral took place Saturday morning at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle.


Arrest made after chase on North Loop

Sky 2 was over the scene of a car chase that ended on the 610 North Loop past East 32nd Street on Sunday in north Houston.

Independent review coming in Bland's death; toxicology report released

The lawyers who will be part of the independent commission investigating Sandra Bland's death at the Waller County Jail were announced Monday, and the full toxicology report was released.

New video, medical records released in Sandra Bland investigation

Waller County officials Tuesday released new video and medical records in the Sandra Bland death investigation.

2 people die after truck tractor and car collide in Baytown

Two people died after a truck tractor and a car collided in Baytown Thursday.

Police searching for gun-wielding robber caught on camera

Houston police are searching for a gun-wielding man who was caught on video robbing a store.

Man accused of stealing from Target leads deputies on chase in north Houston

Pct. 4 deputy constables arrested a man accused of stealing more than $500 worth of merchandise from a store in north Houston.

Woman, 80, found dead in pool in Montgomery County

An 80-year-old woman was found dead in a pool in Montgomery County Thursday morning, according to deputies.

Firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain

Firefighters with the Kemah Volunteer Fire Department had to get creative to rescue eight ducklings trapped in a storm drain.

Man standing outside car killed in crash on 610 North Loop

Houston police said a man was killed as a result of a two-vehicle crash on the 610 North Loop.

Man shot by off-duty HPD officer in SW Houston, taken to hospital

Police said a man was shot by an off-duty Houston police officer in southwest Houston Wednesday after he aimed a gun at the officer. 

Photos: Healthy, juicy recipes for National Hot Dog Day

Today is National Hot Dog Day and we want everyone to be able to enjoy a juicy dog today.  Here are four recipes for healthy twists to the traditional hot dog, courtesy of Laura's Lean Beef. Enjoy!

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Sandra Bland in jail mentioned previous suicide attempt; Family says no evidence

Documents obtained by KPRC 2 News show that Sandra Bland told Waller County jailers she had tried to kill herself using pills after she lost a baby in 2014. But Bland's family says there is "no evidence" that she previously attempted suicide.

3-alarm fire rips through Barney's Saloon in north Harris County

Firefighters with the Cy-Creek Volunteer Fire Department are battling a three-alarm fire that ripped through a Barney's Saloon in north Harris County.

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Las Vegas raises marriage license fee to lure more couples

Getting hitched in Las Vegas is about to cost more for couples.  

18-wheeler slams into 2 cars, victim extricated by Jaws of Life

An 18-wheeler slammed into two vehicles closing all main lanes of the 610 North Loop westbound at the Hardy Toll Road.

Parents want to extend summer break because of heat

A group of parents in Louisiana are hoping to extend their kids' summer vacations, because they say it's too hot to go back.

Man convicted of breaking into 94-year-old's home, hitting her

A judge will decide the punishment for a man who broke into a 94-year-old woman’s home because he was trying to evade police.

Homeowner posts controversial sign after his rosebush is stolen

A sign in northwest Houston is stirring up controversy among residents in the Oak Forest neighborhood.

Mistakes on insurance reports lead to massive price increases

In late April, Gwendolyn Jones starting shopping for a better rate on her auto insurance. When the first company she called came back with a higher premium than expected, Jones knew something was wrong.

Burglars posed as Jehovah's Witnesses, police say

Two convicted burglars had a unique way of targeting homes in the Meyerland area; police said they were posing as Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Woman says man ran into her door, tried to break it down

A woman said she had a frightening moment in her southwest Houston home when says she looked through her peep hole and saw a man running at the door, trying to break it down.

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Laser pointed at United flight landing in Newark

The Port Authority reported a laser was pointed at a United Airlines flight as it was making its final approach to Newark Liberty Airport Tuesday night, according to NBC News New York.

Woman says dangerous sinkhole continues to grow in her backyard

A woman fears for her safety because of a giant sinkhole that continues to grow in her backyard.

Family files lawsuit, says man was thrown off golf cart, killed

Family members said a husband and father, Ronald Burdick, was killed when he was thrown off a golf cart while touring the grounds. The family’s lawyer, Benny Agosto, filed a lawsuit against a leasing agent at Dolce Living apartment complex in Rosenberg and its parent company.

Amber Alert canceled after 12-year-old in Conroe found safe

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a missing 12-year-old boy in the Conroe area. Dereck Wayne Felder Jr. returned to his home Wednesday afternoon. Police are still looking for Cornelius Alix, aka Chekita Joseph, in connection with Felder's disappearance. 

Sandra Bland death: Officials say glitch, not editing, caused video irregularities

Authorities in Texas said Wednesday that a technical glitch, not intentional editing, caused the irregularities in a 52-minute dashcam video of the traffic stop and arrest of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her jail cell three days later, NBC News reports.

Armed citizens stand guard outside U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office

Concealed handgun license carriers stood guard outside a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office Wednesday in response to last week’s deadly shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

'Motown the Musical' takes audience on ride back in time

Berry Gordy was a musical genius. And just moments into “Motown the Musical,” the story of how Gordy built his famed Motown Records, the audience is taken on a ride back in time to the Motor City.

Coast Guard offloads $7.5 million cocaine shipment in Puerto Rico

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless offloads $7.5 million worth of cocaine to federal law enforcement special agents.

610 North Loop east reopens after overturned tanker truck catches fire

All lanes in both directions of the 610 North Loop are now open after a tanker truck overturned and caught fire earlier Wednesday.

Woman offers to babysit single mothers' kids for free while they go to job interview

The old saying goes “nothing in life comes free,” but one single mother in Houston is proving that is not always the case.

Gunmen rob couple, two kids inside home

Imagine sitting down on your back deck to sip on a cup of coffee in the morning only to be attacked by a group of masked gunmen.

Developers: $75M raised for Houston-to-Dallas bullet train

A bullet train between Dallas and Houston is coming closer to reality. Developers for the project say they've raised $75 million in private funds from Texas investors.

Blue Bell begins trial run of ice cream production at its Alabama plant

Blue Bell began a trial run of ice cream production at its plant in Sylacauga, Alabama on Wednesday.

Police looking for man who stabbed another man 6 times in NE Houston

Police are searching for the man who stabbed another man six times in northeast Houston on Wednesday.

Teen accused of using dating website to set up robbery to remain in juvenile detention

The teen accused of setting up a man for a robbery with a dating website will remain in juvenile detention.

SUV crashes into back of 18-wheeler in New Caney; 1 person dead

A woman was killed after her SUV crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler in New Caney Wednesday afternoon.

Woman found dead in business; cash register was emptied, police say

Police are investigating after a 48-year-old woman was found dead in her place of business Tuesday morning.

Police looking for robber who stole cash, clerk's car from food mart

Galveston police are looking for the man who robbed a food mart at gunpoint and then stole the store clerk’s car Wednesday morning.

Dashcam video of Sandra Bland's arrest released

State and local officials reviewed the dashcam video of Sandra Bland's arrest in Waller County before making the video available to the public.

2 teen burglars found hiding in attic of home in north Harris County

Two juveniles were arrested and charged after they were caught burglarizing a home in north Harris County.

HPD: Deputy shoots, kills man at nightclub

A man is dead after a deputy opened fire in his direction outside a nightclub, according to Houston police.

DuPont did not have appropriate safety controls at La Porte plant, board says

DuPont did not apply appropriate safety controls at its La Porte plant which led to the deaths of four workers in November, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

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Official: Dozens of federal charges for accused Charleston church shooter

Man accused in Charleston church shooting indicted on dozens of federal charges, official says.

Flash fire ignites after worker lights cigarette at construction site

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an explosion that happened at an apartment complex in Cy-Fair Wednesday morning.

1 killed after minivan smashes into crane on Beltway 8 at Clay Road

One person was killed after a minivan smashed into a oversized crane on the Beltway on Wednesday morning.

Man shot with high-powered BB gun during attempted robbery in north Houston

A man was shot multiple times with a BB gun during an attempted robbery in north Houston early Wednesday, police said.

Video of Jeff Bagwell groping female friend at Astros game goes viral

A video of Jeff Bagwell groping a female friend at a Houston Astros game is going viral.

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Public comments about Sandra Bland during Waller County Commissioner's Court hearing

The Waller County Commissioner's Court weekly hearing is being held, where concerns are expected to be addressed about the Sandra Bland case.  Watch the livestream on Click2Houston.

Tracking device in safe leads authorities to smash-and-grab robbers

Houston police and Harris County Sheriff's deputies used a tracking device to lead them to three smash-and-grab robbers who struck a Little Caesar's Pizza in northeast Houston early Wednesday.

Several men caught stripping truck, lead police on chase

A group of men led police on a chase after they were caught stripping a pickup truck in northeast Houston.

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Caught on video: Marine surprises little brother

An emotional reunion between a Marine and his little brother was captured on video.

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Watch: Inspiring video of Texas Children's Hospital patients performing 'Fight Song'

Patients from the Texas Children's Hospital were featured in a video they hope will inspire people.

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Citigroup to pay $700 million in settlement; Free samples often cost customers; Google Maps unveils Timeline

Federal regulators are ordering Citigroup to repay about nine million credit card customers for illegal and deceptive practices.

New battle against obesity, free bus rides for 10 squats

Officials in Mexico City are taking action to combat their obesity problem.

Deputies find woman unresponsive in swimming pool

A woman was found unresponsive in a swimming pool Wednesday morning, according to Pct. 4 deputies.

Four Houston hospitals make it onto national list

U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the best hospitals in the country and four in Houston are on the list.

Kardashian reveals 2-year-old daughter has a personal trainer

Kim Kardashian recently revealed she has a personal trainer work with her 2-year-old daughter, North.

How to bypass lines at DPS

The legend of long wait times at the driver’s license office is being written by people who are in and out in just a matter of minutes.

Man goes on shopping spree with woman's stolen checkbooks

Frances Linton never thought twice about her boxes of blank checks that she got from the bank sent through the mail. But in May, all that changed when the box of checks she ordered never arrived.

Houston restaurant chain stung by counterfeiters

Counterfeit money has been a problem since the Civil War; almost every business has dealt with this crime to one degree or another. However, counterfeit cash is forcing Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers to tell its customers, 'no more big bills.'

Memorial service remembering Bland held at Prairie View A&M campus

It was a night of worship and remembrance. Family and supporters held a memorial service for Sandra Bland in the All Faiths Chapel on the campus of PrairieView A&M University,  Bland's alma mater.

HPD: Murder rate up in 2015, but violent crimes decreasing

In the first six months of 2015, the murder rate has increased compared to the first six months of 2014, according to crime statistics released by the Houston Police Department.

Man killed by Chambers County sheriff's deputies identified

A man who was killed after a standoff with deputies from the Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Monday has been identified.

Three guns stolen from feed store in Liberty County

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary where someone stole three guns.

Extreme heat dangerous for Houston firefighters

A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after a two-alarm fire at a furniture store Monday in southeast Houston.

Local rising basketball star featured on 'My Giant Life'

As if high school isn't hard enough, a new show on TLC network shows how dating and driving are twice as hard when you're head and shoulders above your classmates.

Man dies in hospital in first heat-related death in Harris County

The first heat-related death of the year has been confirmed in Harris County.

Car break-ins spike at dog park

Police say they are worried about all of the car break-ins at the Millie Bush Dog Park in Houston.

"Angel" the therapy dog honored at Houston’s City Hall

Angel, a Golden Retriever therapy dog with Faithful Paws, is honored during a ceremony at Houston’s City Hall.

Man steals taxi from Bush Airport

Police need your help finding a man who stole a taxi cab from Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Men accused of pouring sewage down storm drain appear in court

Two men accused of deliberately spilling sewage down a drain at a Humble car wash in the 1300 block of South Houston Avenue near Grace Lane, were both in court Tuesday.

FBCSO looking for two after burglar steals scratch-off tickets

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who stole scratch-off tickets and a woman accused of trying to use them.

Crime Stoppers seeking information on convicted sex offender

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a man who has been convicted for sexual assault of a child.

Renovations underway at Levy Park in Upper Kirby area

New renovations are underway at Levy Park in the Upper Kirby District. Kirby Grove is set to be the name of the new development.

Friendswood police searching for man accused of fraud

The Friendswood Police Department is looking for a man accused of making fraudulent charges to another man's bank account.

68-year-old man killed in single-vehicle wreck on Eastex Freeway

A 68-year-old man is killed in a car accident Monday night.

Man suspected in series of thefts in League City arrested

League City police have arrested a man who they believe is behind a string of thefts.

Deputies arrest man accused of fatally stabbing ex-wife's new boyfriend

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who they say fatally stabbed another man at the home of his ex-wife in Channelview.

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Hackers demonstrate how to take control of Jeep Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler owners, beware. A security hole in the onboard software allows hackers to gain access to the car's system and take control.

HPD: Apparent murder-suicide in SE Houston under investigation

The Houston Police Department says it is investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened Monday.

Toddler found wandering streets of north Houston

A toddler who was found wandering the streets in north Houston has been reunited with his family.

Minivan crashes into water at The Fountains in Stafford

Police are investigating after a minivan crashed into the water at The Fountains in Stafford.

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Bed-and-breakfast encourages guests to get high

There's a new bed-and-breakfast in Seattle that encourages customers to get high.

7 Leaf B&B calls itself a "bud and breakfast." The rooms celebrate cannabis culture with names like "Bill Bong Thorton's room" and "The High Cave."

Ambulance involved in major wreck in SW Houston

An ambulance was involved in a major accident Tuesday morning in southwest Houston.

New details in Sandra Bland death investigation

More than a week after 28-year-old Sandra Bland was found dead in a Waller County Jail cell, authorities are set to publicly release surveillance video from inside the jail. KPRC 2 News got an exclusive look inside that jail cell.

Police: Texas woman lured to NJ, forced to dance at strip club

A man who allegedly lured a Texas woman to New Jersey for a modeling job but instead forced her to dance at a Philadelphia strip club for several days is now facing human trafficking charges.

All SB lanes of 59 Eastex Freeway at I-10 East reopen after crash

All of the southbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway at I-10 East were temporarily shut down Tuesday due to a major accident.

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President Obama urges for families to take a tech timeout

Speaking at a press conference for his Connect Home Initiative, President Barack Obama encouraged families to put down their cellphones and engage with one another.

Report: Many factors led to deaths of 4 Houston firefighters

A federal report says several factors contributed to the deaths of four Houston firefighters battling a fire in 2013, including the building's construction and an inadequate sprinkler system.

Man charged in beating death of his boyfriend in Austin

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the beating death of his boyfriend in Austin following a fight.

Vandals deface North Texas Confederate monument

Authorities are searching for three people who they say defaced a Confederate monument in North Texas with the words, "This is racist."

Truck rams into pharmacy in south Houston

Smash-and-grab suspects used a truck to ram into a pharmacy in south Houston Tuesday morning.

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NFL player demonstrates dangers of leaving dog in hot car

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu took part in an important public service announcement with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or (PETA).

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Applebee's is giving out free appetizers

Applebee’s is so certain customers will enjoy its new appetizers that the chain is giving them out for free.

New plans for Storm Chaser roller coaster

A theme park in Kentucky has thrill seekers excited with its plans to build a new roller coaster.

Man shot with Taser after running in, out of traffic, police say

Police used a Taser on a man who was believed to be on drugs running in and out of traffic Tuesday morning.

Family escapes house engulfed in flames

A family of four is safe after escaping a house fire Monday night in east Houston. 

Target facing backlash for 'Trophy' shirt in juniors department

Retail giant Target is facing backlash for selling a T-shirt with the word ‘Trophy’ on the front.

Obese dog sheds nearly 15 pounds

A Houston dog is getting praise after his incredible weight loss transformation.

How to escape a house fire safely

It is a startling statistic, but every day, house fires kill an average of seven people in this country, for an average of a little more than 2,500 people per year. Most are fast moving fires that often break out at night, blinding you with thick, black smoke.

Former Houston police officer pleads guilty to drug charge

A former Houston police officer has been convicted of a drug charge after admitting to helping her then-boyfriend with a cocaine deal last year.

Sex offender captured in Houston

One of Texas' 10 most wanted sex offenders is behind bars after being captured Monday.

Thieves steal from purses, wallets inside YMCA locker room

Three people are wanted in the theft of stealing credit cards from purses and wallets inside a Katy YMCA locker room.

Barge catches fire after collision in Houston Ship Channel

A section of the Intercoastal Waterway remains closed after barge carrying about a million gallons of petroleum was engulfed in flames after two tug boats collided off Point Bolivar early this morning according to the U. S. Coast Guard.

Final report on Southwest Inn fire finds eight contributing factors

A final report, detailing the events that led to the death of four Houston firefighters in May 2013 has been released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Orphans on a journey to forever homes

Dozens of special needs orphans arrived in Houston on Monday, one stop on a journey that will eventually lead them to their forever homes.

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Family spots alligator at Bryan Beach in Freeport

A family's first trip to Bryan Beach on Saturday was cut short after an alligator was spotted in the surf.

Deputies: Teen fatally shot by group denied entry to house party

A teenager was fatally shot at a house party in Fresno after a group of men were denied entry.

Medical clinic employee accused of trying to record woman in bathroom

A medical clinic employee has admitted trying to record video of an MRI patient without her clothes on, police said.

Person of interest named in deadly drug deal

Police name a person of interest in an ongoing homicide investigation.

Accident involving HPD vehicle on Eastex Freeway cleared

A four-vehicle accident that caused traffic in the southbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway at Kelley Street on Monday was cleared at about 5:52 p.m. Monday, according to Houston TranStar.

Puppy found dead inside barbecue grill

A family is devastated after finding their puppy dead inside a barbecue pit Sunday.

Is chiropractic care good for babies?

It's a practice that is gaining momentum in certain parenting circles: taking your baby to a chiropractor.

Pct. 4 responds after video surfaces of officer punching teen

A violent incident between a teenager and a Precinct 4 deputy constable was caught on camera.

Houston not a great city for first-time home buyers?

Though Houston may top many lists, it seems that best city for first-time home buyers isn't one of them, according to one study.

Man accused of impersonating police officer

An area man is arrested after allegedly identifying himself as a law enforcement officer Thursday.

Vehicle fire closes southbound lanes of I-45 at Tidwell

A vehicle fire has closed all southbound main lanes of Interstate 45 North at Tidwell Road on Monday.

HPD investigates after neighbor finds man's decomposing body

A man's body is found at 53 East Parker Road at about 5:55 p.m. Sunday.

PD: Man racing along Galveston Seawall charged in deadly accident

A man who was street racing has been charged after causing a deadly accident along the Galveston Seawall, according to Galveston police.

1 person dies in triple shooting in southwest Houston apartment

Police are investigating after a triple shooting left one person dead in southwest Houston Friday night.

Man's body found in southeast Houston house

The Houston Police Department is awaiting autopsy results after a man was found dead at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday at a house in the 8300 block of Brandon Street.

Man's body pulled from Buffalo Bayou

Houston police are investigating after a man's body was found in Buffalo Bayou on Saturday.

Man found in parking lot with deep cuts dies at hospital

A man died after he was found lying in an apartment complex parking lot with several deep cuts, according to police.

Man dies after struggle with Houston police

A person in police custody died Saturday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Husband killed after wife's car plows into laundry business

A man has died after he was hit by his wife's car that crashed into a washateria in the 1500 block of Ella Blvd.

TRAFFIC ALERT: 2-vehicle wreck shuts down I-10 E eastbound at Cedar Lane

All mainlanes of I-10 East eastbound at Cedar Lane have been shut down due to an accident.

US, Cuba officially re-establish diplomatic relations

Diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will be officially re-established Monday and the country  will also open its embassy in Washington.  Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will raise his country’s flag at the Cuban Embassy during this morning’s ceremony.  Watch the…

Watch: Lizard enjoys popping bubbles

Video of a lizard popping bubbles is making its rounds on the Internet.

Person drowns in popular 'cliffs' area at lake in west Harris County

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a drowning at a popular spot near Katy.

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Riley Curry does 'Whip/Nae Nae' at her birthday party

It might be the off season, but Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry's daughter is making headlines again. Riley caught the Internet's attention last season with her adorable behavior at post-game press conferences, but this time, we're learning she can definitely dance.

New membership-based website ready to rival Amazon

A new online retailer is looking to take on Amazon Prime.

3-year-old boy hospitalized after near drowning in Cypress

Life Flight is on the way to a scene in Cypress after reports of a possible drowning of a 3-year-old boy. 

One person injured after driver loses control on slick roads

One person was injured when a driver lost control of a car in slick roads and flipped.

Study finds birth order doesn't determine personality

A new study finds birth order doesn’t have a significant influence on a child’s personality.

Feds warn of scams on gift card auction sites

We buy and sell almost anything online these days, so why not gift cards? Federal investigators warn: Be careful if you do.

Vigil for woman found dead in jail cell in Waller County

The family of Sandra Bland, the woman who was found dead inside a Waller County jail cell, attended a church service in her honor Sunday in Prairie View.

Thousands attend Sanders' speech at University of Houston

It was a Texas-size welcome for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston.

Quarter of listeria cases in Texas not tracked or recorded

Roughly one-fourth of Texas cases involving listeria, which contaminated Blue Bell ice cream and forced a crippling national recall in April, are not submitted to public health officials as required by law and go untracked, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Community searches for answers after fire damages church

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee promised a thorough investigation Sunday into a fire that burned parts of a historic black church in Houston's Fifth Ward on Wednesday.

Former Sealy Police Chief Tollet dies

Sealy police announced the death of former Chief John Tollet on its Facebook page Sunday.

Surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack

A surfing competition in South Africa was canceled Sunday after championship surfer Mick Fanning escaped a shark attack in the opening minutes of the final heat.

CenterPoint Energy: Transmission line fell, caused power outage for 14K customers

CenterPoint Energy said approximately 14,000 were without power for a few hours after a transmission line fell Sunday morning. 

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Elder President Bush released from Maine hospital after treatment for fractured vertebrae, spokesman says

Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from a Maine hospital Sunday after he was treated for a fractured vertebrae for four days, according to spokesman Jim McGrath.

Two juveniles accused of setting fire to vacant apartment complex

Two juveniles have been charged with arson after a vacant apartment complex in northeast Harris County caught fire Saturday.

Community reacts to death inside Waller County Jail

The small city of Hempstead, Texas, was in the national spotlight this week when protestors walked through the city over the death of Sandra Bland.

4 Texas counties added to federal disaster declaration

Four additional counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration for Texans damaged by deadly severe weather that began in early May.

Fugitive accused of assaulting, stealing from Channelview woman

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man accused of assaulting a woman and stealing from her.

Girl, 2, dies after being left in hot car

A 2-year-old girl has died after being left in a hot car when her family apparently overlooked her when they returned to their Dallas home from an outing.

Abbott to order National Guard to carry guns on base after Chattanooga shooting

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Saturday that he will authorize the National Guard to carry guns at military facilities across Texas.

FBI seeks man who robbed bank in W. Houston

The FBI is seeking the public's assistance in locating a man who robbed a bank Friday.

League City implements water restrictions

The city of Houston will begin repairing the main water supply line to League City on Monday, League City officials announced.

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Experts to relocate bees who built hive in Fulshear home

The American Honey Bee Protection Agency plans to perform a major bee extraction and rescue in Fulshear Saturday morning.

US Navy says sailor injured in Chattanooga shooting has died

US Navy says sailor injured in Chattanooga shooting has died, according to the Associated Press. 

How do you get your stuff back when it's stolen?

What is the best way to protect your stuff so it gets identified if stolen?

Questions over woman's death in Waller County Jail

The FBI has entered the investigation of a female inmate who was found dead in her cell in the Waller County Jail earlier this week. Protesters rallied outside the jail Friday, asking for answers into Sandra Bland's death.

Teenager taken by Life Flight after stabbing, deputies say

A teenager has been taken by Life Flight after being stabbed in northwest Harris County, according to deputies.

Man uses stun gun to steal money from Jimmy John's, police say

Police are searching for a man who used a stun gun to steal money from a sandwich shop in Bellaire, Houston police say.

Team's season of heartbreak, heroics


The Cypress Crushers are world Cchampions after winning the Elite 11-year-old and under World Series this past weekend, capping off a season in which they earned 49 victories against nine losses. And the championship game was won out in Florida.

Couple charged with 17 additional counts after allegations of animal abuse

Herman and Kathleen Hoffman are now facing 17 additional charges of cruelty to livestock after dozens of horses were abused in Conroe, according to court records.

Man faces backlash after ISIS Facebook post

A social media post has received a lot of attention--a man asking, on Facebook, how someone might join ISIS.

CAIR condemns killing of Marines in Tennessee; offers condolences

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned the deadly attacks in Tennessee that left four Marines dead.

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul holds Houston rally

Texas native and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made his first campaign trip to the Lone Star State.

Police: Mother left two children in food court, went to apply for job

A mother was arrested after she left her two kids at a restaurant in the Memorial City Mall food court while she went to a job interview, according to police.

Lawn crew robbed at gunpoint at Houston elementary school

Three young thieves are being sought after they robbing a lawn crew at gunpoint at a southeast Houston elementary school.

Woman gives birth to baby in car in Houston

It's a video that has the Houston area buzzing. A woman gives birth to a baby in a car on the way to a birthing center.

Boy, 11, shot during carjacking

An 11-year-old boy was shot during a carjacking as his family was returning home from dinner in northwest Harris County Thursday night. 

Search for serial robber, surveillance photos released

Police release surveillance photos of a man wanted for at least 15 robberies, which investigators say are getting more violent.

Gunman in deadly Tennessee shooting has ties to Houston area

KPRC 2 has learned that the gunman who shot and killed four Marines in Tennessee on Thursday has family in the Houston area.

Owner of auto shop accused of giving fake car inspections

Deputy constables say an auto shop owner gave out hundreds of fake vehicle inspections. 

Pct. 5: Man with beer, prescription pills in SUV crashes into toll booth barrier

A driver is in custody after smashing into a toll booth barrier.

PD: Macy's employee caught stealing says she needed money to feed baby

A woman working as a sales associate at a Macy's department store was arrested after being caught red-handed stealing from her register, Houston police say.

Purse-snatching suspect caught after police spot floral pants

A purse snatcher who was wearing some interesting apparel was easily spotted and captured by police.

Scam Alert: Woman duped out of thousands of dollars in missed jury scheme

Harris County officials are warning residents after a woman was scammed out of thousands of dollars by criminals who pose as police officers and collect fines for missed jury service.

Southside Place business robbery caught on video

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man, with an "overpowering odor of burnt marijuana," who robbed a Southside Place business.

Arrest made in 2009 killing of Club Tranz employee

A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal 2009 shooting of of a security guard at the former Club Tranz in northwest Harris County, detectives announced.

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Siri command mistakenly prompts emergency call

Users of iPhones were getting the wrong command response when they asked Siri to "charge my phone 100 percent."

Man robbed, shot after leaving Montrose-area bar

The young man said he just left Crocker Bar and was about to get in his car when two men approached him, flashed a gun and demanded his cash.

Homegrown extremism and what we can do about it

Houston's Muslim community is taking steps to eradicate extremism after a local man is arrested for his alleged ties to ISIS. Channel 2 Investigates speaks to Muslim leaders and a mother whose son died in Syria fighting with extremists. 

Man, out on bond for murder, arrested in fatal shooting of security guard

A man, who police said was wearing an ankle monitor while awaiting a murder trial, has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a security guard earlier this week.

Man accused of murdering security guard misses court appearance

A Houston judge read charges in court Saturday against a man accused of murdering a security guard, then attacking a police officer who arrested him.

Man arrested in fatal shooting of security guard appears in court

A man facing several charges for the shooting death of a security guard at a southeast Houston apartment complex appeared in court Monday.

Driver going the wrong way on I-10 killed in big rig crash

A driver going the wrong way on I-10 crashed into a big rig and was killed overnight, according to Baytown police.

JJ Watt helps fan with big announcement

JJ Watt is known for surprising fans from time to time, but one lucky fan got Watt's help to make a big announcement.

Missing cobra found dead near Lowe's parking lot in Austin

A Monocled cobra found dead near the parking lot of a Lowe's in Austin is most likely the same snake owned by a teen who may have died from a snake bite, KXAN reports

Picking the right car color could save money down the road

The color of a car could save the owner money in the long haul.

Overturned cement truck on Spur 330 westbound at Rollingbrook

HazMat is on the scene of a cement and fuel spill on Spur 330 westbound at Rollingbrook.  Several main lanes and a feeder lane are blocked.

Motorcyclist traveling wrong-way fatally crashes into off-duty officer

Beltway 8 southbound at Highway 90 reopened after a motorcyclist traveling the wrong way fatally crashed head on into an off-duty Pasadena detective, according to Harris County Pct. 4 constables.

NB lanes of I-45 North at Hardy Toll Road reopens after 4-car pile-up

All northbound lanes of Interstate 45 North at the Hardy Toll Road have reopen after a four-car wreck shut down the highway.

Firefighter stops suspect during convenience store robbery

A north Texas firefighter is credited with stopping a store robbery.

Critics blast Tennessee's "sexist" anti-drunk driving campaign

An anti-drunk driving initiative in Tennessee is facing backlash, after critics called the campaign's attempts at humor offensive and sexist.

Woman threatens to use anti-freeze to kill neighborhood dog

A Katy store clerk is being credited with doing the right thing after refusing to sell a woman a bottle of anti-freeze.

Firefighters clean up chlorine spill near Texas Medical Center building

Firefighters worked to clean up a chlorine spill near a Texas Medical Center building Thursday night. 

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Former President George H.W. Bush listed in fair condition; no surgery needed

Former President George H.W. Bush is listed in fair condition and will not need surgery after falling and breaking a bone in his neck at his home on Wednesday, a spokesperson said.

Man facing child pornography charges on the run

A man facing three counts of possession of child pornography is on the run and is believed to have fled the state.

2 horses stolen in Acres Homes area found after KPRC 2 story

Two horses that were stolen Tuesday night from a barn in northwest Harris County were returned to their owners after a KPRC 2 story aired about the thefts.

Houston-to-Cuba flights could start in August

KPRC 2 has confirmed that there will be direct flights from Houston to Cuba possibly starting as soon as August.

$1M worth of diamonds stolen from Houston jewelry salesman

Jewelry salesmen and saleswomen are being targeted at such a high rate in the Houston area that some companies are banning their employees from carrying jewelry to and from stores all together.

Sister of killed security guard hoping someone will come forward with information

The sister of a security guard shot and killed this week is hoping someone will come forward with information about her brother’s murder.

Former HPD officers plead guilty to falsifying tickets to get extra pay

Two former Houston Police Department officers appeared in court Thursday morning, where they pleaded guilty to involvement in a department scandal that enabled them to collect unjustified overtime pay.  

Fire chief to reevaluate swift water rescue training following Channel 2 investigation

The Houston Fire Department’s Chief says he will work to find more swift water training opportunities and will reevaluate how much swift water training firefighters receive, following the deaths of three citizens when a rescue boat that capsized during the Memorial Day weekend flooding.

Man charged in deadly shooting during argument

A man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a man after a fight last weekend.

Gunman ID'd in Tennessee shooting in which 4 Marines were killed

A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity identified the gunman as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee.

Bailiff under investigation for texting during trial

Text messages between a bailiff and a Harris County prosecutor triggered a hearing before a judge and an internal affairs investigation by the Sheriff's Office. The text messages came during a DWI trial.

Search for men who raped, robbed woman

Police are searching for two men who raped and robbed a woman in the Alief area back in June.

Two men killed in plane crash in Brazoria County

Two people are dead after a plane crashed in the San Bernard Wildlife Refuge area of Brazoria County.

2015 Houston Restaurant Weeks lineup

A month long celebration of food is coming near you. The Houston Restaurant Weeks lineup was released Wednesday with over 200 participating restaurants and several newcomers.

Richmond woman dies while hiking in Arizona

Authorities say a Houston-area woman hiking with her fiance has died while hiking on the Sunset Trail at Picacho Peak.

Man hit by 2 cars, killed; woman hurt

A man and woman walking in the middle of a road were struck by an SUV; the man flew into incoming traffic, was hit a second time and killed, according to Houston police.

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Game of Thrones' leads Emmy noms; Davis, Henson best actress nods

The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday.  The TV academy recognized the increasingly diverse talent on TV, giving best actress nods to black stars Taraji P. Henson for "Empire" and Viola Davis for  "How to Get Away with Murder."

Houston charter school administrators accused of embezzling $2.6M

Federal prosecutors say the founder of a Houston charter school and her husband have been indicted on allegations they embezzled more than $2.6 million intended for school operations.

TLC cancels "19 Kids and Counting"

The reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is never coming back to TLC.

Amazon Prime Day leaves customers disappointed

Amazon “Prime Day” sales wrapped up on Wednesday, but customers are still fuming over the online retailer’s promise of a Black Friday in July.

Police find 1 shot, 3 stabbed in Moody Park

Houston police found one man shot and three others critically stabbed in Moody Park, Thursday morning. 

New sport gaining popularity, taking over soccer fields

A new sport is quickly gaining popularity and taking over many soccer fields across the country.

J.J. Watt snubbed at 2015 ESPY Awards

Despite receiving two nominations at Wednesday's ESPYs, J.J. Watt went home without winning an award.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts national reception in Houston

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a national kickoff reception Wednesday for their annual national convention and business expo.

Xfinity customers in Fulshear left without cable, internet after theft

Comcast Xfinity customers in Fulshear were left without cable or internet for hours on Wednesday after thieves stole a central cable hub.

West Houston woman says robbers took her purse outside son's school

A West Houston woman was speaking out Wednesday after crooks stole her purse as she was parked outside her son's school.

Joel Osteen did not collaborate with Slim Thug, says church representative

\A representative for Lakewood Church said the Rev. Joel Osteen did not collaborate with Slim Thug for the rapper’s new single “Chuurch.”

Thieves steal wheels, rims from SUVs in Oak Forest

Homeowners in Oak Forest are on the lookout for a tire stealer after a series of wheel thefts.

Man wanted for robbery, deadly shooting arrested

Police arrest the man accused of robbing and shooting another man to death back in March.

Jade Helm 15 controversial military training exercise begins

A summer military training exercise that has aroused alarm among archconservative Texans begins Wednesday outside the Central Texas town of Bastrop.

Man launches surgeon ratings site, expert says to be wary of the data

Robert Krughoff launched surgeonratings.org Wednesday and he thinks it will be a game changer.

Investigators looking into cause of fire at Fifth Ward church

Arson investigators were trying to figure out what sparked a fire at a church in Fifth Ward Wednesday morning.

Chevron donates $50K to Houston Fire Department

Several Houston firefighters will get new equipment, thanks to a donation from Chevron.

Man accused of swinging 1-year-old by hair, hitting her head on ground

A father was taken into custody after a passerby saw him swinging his 1-year-old daughter by her hair and hitting her head on the concrete, according to Houston police.

Deep sinkhole closes part of road next to Irvington Park

A 3-foot wide sinkhole closed one of the lanes on Cavalcade at Robertson next to Irvington Park Wednesday.

Man wanted after security guard found shot to death in parking lot

KPRC 2 News has obtained surveillance video of a suspect who police said is wanted in the fatal shooting of a security guard.

Church members chase, beat man fleeing from deputies

A group of church members chased and beat a man who ran into their church while fleeing from deputies in northwest Harris County on Wednesday morning.

3 men arrested in Fort Bend County chop-shop raid

Three people were arrested Wednesday after a raid of a chop shop in Fort Bend County.

Man flashes red lights behind driver, arrested for pretending to be officer, police say

A man is charged with pretending to be an officer after he flashed red lights behind a driver on Sunday, according to deputies.

Man, 52, accused of stealing 26 purses from Houston-area Marshalls

A 52-year-old man was arrested for stealing thousands of dollars' worth of purses in 2014, police said.

Bricks, broken glass, ruined merchandise left after smash-and-grab attempt

Store owners were left with a huge mess to clean Wednesday morning after crooks smashed into a Family Dollar store in northeast Houston.

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How much do you really know about charitable crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular way to raise money. However, following the crowd without any safety information can cost you.

Veterinarian accused of animal abuse turns herself into authorities

A veterinarian accused of animal abuse turned herself in to Waller County authorities Wednesday. 

Fashion is Everything brings mixture of high fashion, street flavor to Houston

From the tots to the millennials and from the chic to the unique, local designers and models came together to rip the runway at the Houston Health Museum on May 30, showing off what's hot and hip in today's clothing.

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Watch: Pasadena police officer rescues kitten from highway

A Pasadena Police officer goes beyond the call of duty to rescue a kitten that was stuck on Beltway 8, and it was all caught on dash cam video.

$17,000 raised at Top Golf event for Wade Smith Foundation

It was an unforgettable party as former Houston Texans player Wade Smith and local celebrities came together to play golf to support Smith and his foundation. The sold out event raised about $17,000.

Houston man, 32, convicted of murdering unarmed man in 2014

A 32-year-old Houston man has been convicted of shooting and killing an unarmed man in 2014.

Man accused of killing girlfriend, her daughter reaches plea deal

A man accused of killing his girlfriend and her teenage daughter in front of his 7-year-old son will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Man sought in Kroger bank robbery in Baytown

Baytown Police are looking for the man who robbed a bank inside Kroger.

Man accused of sexually assaulting disabled man appears in court

A man charged with sexually assaulting a disabled man appeared in court Wednesday.

Galena Park unveils plan to clean up Hunting Bayou

The city of Galena Park is cleaning up a bayou brimming with trash and debris.

Sabine Oil & Gas files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation announced Wednesday that it filed voluntary petitions for relief because its operations have been impacted by the decline in oil and natural gas prices, as well as uncertainty in the market.

Man changing tire struck, killed on Beltway 8 North

A driver was struck and killed on the Beltway after pulling over to change a flat tire, according to Houston police.

FBCSO issues crime alert after series of car burglaries in subdivision

A series of car burglaries in the Townewest subdivision prompt the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office to issue a crime alert.

Plane full of skydiving students makes emergency landing on highway

A plane full of students of a skydiving school are safe after their plane had to make an emergency landing.

Christmas decorations hit Houston shelves in July

Christmas decorations seem to creep onto shelves earlier and earlier each year.

Study finds Americans over the age of 55 have higher well-being

A new report finds Americans over the age of 55 are better off than the majority of the U.S.

Tens of thousands of defendants living out on bond

There were 77,395 accused criminals out on bond in Harris County, according to a rarely publicized report from the county’s justice information management system run July 6.

Thieves steal plants, pots from home in Third Ward

Two women were caught on camera stealing potted plants from a house in Third Ward on Friday.

Crews repairing buckled stretch of I-45

Sections of the Gulf Freeway are back open Tuesday night after part of the road crumbled earlier in the day.

Man receives prison time for duping renters

He thought he had found is dream home but instead became the victim of a scam artist.

Fraudulent bank charges popping up on several accounts

KPRC 2 viewers contacted the station, asking about mysterious charges appearing on their bank accounts from a movie company in Mexico.

HPD: Store employee kills attempted robber in Greenspoint

One person is dead after a shooting in Greenspoint on Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department.

18-year-old accused of sexually assaulting man with Down Syndrome

An 18-year-old is facing a charge after allegedly sexually assaulting a man with Down Syndrome.

Man accused of passing out on street with 5-year-old child in tow

A man is facing child endangerment charges for allegedly passing out on the side of a road in southeast Houston while his 5-year-old son was with him.

Body recovered from Dallas-area lake believed to be ex-Texans player

A body has been recovered from a Dallas-area lake in the search for an ex-Houston Texans receiver who fell from an inflatable tube being towed by a boat.

Covert video targets Planned Parenthood fetal-parts policy

Anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released an undercover video showing a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses.

Horse's body removed from Brock Park after delay

The carcass of a dead horse was removed from Brock Park Tuesday afternoon, where it had been for three days.

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Prominent Texas businessman Sid Bass invests in Blue Bell

Blue Bell Creameries has announced an investment by a prominent Texas businessman will "ensure" the return of its products to the market.

Couple spot stolen truck in grocery store parking lot, chase suspects

Most vehicle theft victims might first file a report with police. But one local couple decided to take matters into their own hands and they ended up helping catch the suspected thieves.

Jimmy Fallon's freak ring injury common

A ring risk almost cost Jimmy Fallon his finger.

Woman assaulted while jogging in Montgomery County

A woman jogging was attacked Monday night in Montgomery County.

Nuclear deal's impact on oil industry

After 20 months of tense negotiations, Iran agreed to limit its uranium production for 10 years and access to nuclear equipment and fuel for 15 years.

HISD plans to demolish Cub Scout house

A Cub Scout pack is hoping their historic meeting place remains open, despite plans for the Houston Independent School District to knock it down.

Murder suspect out on bond arrested after SWAT standoff

A suspect in a 2010 murder is back in police custody after a series of events that sparked a SWAT standoff.

71-year-old allegedly stole thousands from Goodwill

Police arrested a 71-year-old Seabrook man for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise from a Goodwill Donation Center in Clear Lake.

PD: Dickinson man assaults man with baseball bat, knife after argument

A Dickinson man was arrested and charged after he allegedly used a baseball bat and a knife to threaten another man.

Attempted robber beaten by clerk with MMA training sentenced

The man accused of trying to rob another man, but who got beaten up instead, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Record rains could affect shrimp, oyster harvesting in Galveston Bay

A surge of freshwater runoff brought on by heavy spring rains could cause problems for Galveston Bay shrimp and oyster harvesters this season, according to new predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Truck overturned at Grand Parkway and W. Airport

A truck overturned at the Grand Parkway and West Airport Boulevard on Tuesday and has closed the intersection, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

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Fundraising efforts help homeless Filipino boy go to college after photo goes viral

People across the world were inspired by a photo that went viral of 9-year-old homeless Filipino boy Daniel Cabrera, and an effort to raise funds for Cabrera generated enough money to send him through college.

Fatal shooting of would-be robbers will be referred to grand jury

The shooting deaths of two robbery suspects will be referred to a Harris County grand jury, according to the Houston Police Department.

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Starbucks barista pens heartfelt message to former customers

A local Starbucks barista leaves a heartfelt message thanking former customers for helping him to overcome personal challenges and motivating him to succeed.

Rice University ranks 14 on Best College list

Rice University received a big honor as it was named one of the best colleges in Texas.

Father accused of using baby as shield while deputies try to arrest him

Harris County deputies are accusing a father of putting his infant son in danger when they were trying to arrest him.

Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

The United States is now the only nation to visit every single planet in the solar system.

Rollover accident cleared on North Freeway at North Loop

Emergency crews were on the scene of a rollover accident involving two vehicles on the North Freeway.

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Mexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian dies at the age of 64

Joan Sebastian, one of Mexico's great ballad singers, died Monday at age 64.

Woman critically injured in head-on collision in northeast Harris County

Two drivers were hospitalized Tuesday after a head-on collision sent both of their vehicles crashing into a ditch in northeast Harris County Tuesday morning.

Store clerk shoots 2 would-be robbers in SW Houston

A convenience store clerk fought back during a robbery, shooting two thieves Monday.

Police officer saves woman who was choking during traffic stop

An Austin police officer is being hailed a hero for saving a woman who was choking during a traffic stop.

Comcast unveils new TV streaming service

Cable companies are losing customers who are cutting the cord, but Comcast has a new plan to win them back.

HCSO: Teen found with gun at Clear Brook H.S. says he was being threatened

A teen was arrested after police found him carrying a gun on a high school campus.

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Landmark deal reached on Iran nuclear program

President Obama will release a statement on the landmark Iran nuclear agreement reached Tuesday after clearing final obstacles.

Study finds parents use phones in front of kids at restaurants

A recent study found the majority of parents who dine out use their cellphones in front of their children.

Brother fatally stabbed after trying to defend sister

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly stabbing that happened Monday at an apartment complex in north Harris County.

Airplane parachute system credited for saving lives

A bizarre crash landing in a north Harris County neighborhood last week involved an airplane safety device that could one day be used on commercial airline jets.

Friendswood teen jailed twice in one week

A teen in Friendswood is behind bars for the second time in a week.

Virtual kidnappers targeting area families

Local families are being targeted by a growing crime trend in which scammers phone people and tell them a loved one has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.

Man accused of fatally shooting 38-year-old appears in court

A man accused of shooting another man outside a sports bar appeared in court Monday.

Stella & Chewy's issues recall for pet food

Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling several of its cat and dog food products nationwide.

Deputies to host meeting after shooting in Pecan Grove

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is planning a community meeting following a shooting July 7 that left a homeowner injured in Pecan Grove.

Hockley veterinarian to turn herself in Wednesday

A Waller County woman accused of animal abuse did not turn herself in Monday after all.

NYC reaches $5.9 million settlement in chokehold death case

New York City reached a settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody.

Alleged thief caught on video prowling around west Houston home

An alleged thief was caught on video prowling around a home in west Houston, according to Precinct 5 constables.

How to rescue a child from hot car

Statistics indicate someone dies in a hot car every nine days and, according to kidsandcars.org, Texas leads those numbers.

David Temple's attorneys claim mountain of evidence will prove his innocence

The attorneys for David Temple, the former Katy football coach serving a life sentence for the 1999 slaying of his pregnant wife, say he should be released from jail immediately after a judge agreed that important evidence was withheld in the 2007 trial.

Veteran says monument has mistakes

A Houston-area monument designed to honor our Armed Forces has gotten off to a rocky start.

Second fire captain claims flood rescues delayed

A second Houston Fire Department captain is on record saying he believes there were issues that hampered response efforts during the late May floods.

Teen accused in online dating shooting appears in court; alleged shooter charged

The alleged 14-year-old mastermind behind the robbery of a man she met through an online dating service went before a judge Monday.

Dogs dropped off at shelter find new homes

Eighteen fox terriers dropped off at the Harris County animal shelter at 612 Canino Road on Thursday all have homes Monday.

Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office issues Amber Alert for 15-year-old boy

The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for a 15-year-old boy Monday.

HISD bus driver wanted for alleged indecency with child

Local authorities were looking for a former bus driver with the Houston Independent School District who allegedly touched a child inappropriately while on the job.

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Armed crooks attempt to rob beer truck driver at supermarket

A beer delivery man was targeted by two armed robbers but was not injured.

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Truck fire slows traffic in northbound lanes of 59 at Hillcroft

A truck fire in the northbound lanes of Highway 59 at Hillcroft Avenue is slowing traffic Monday.

Westbound lanes of I-10 at Highway 6 reopen, but traffic slows

All westbound main lanes of Interstate 10 at Highway 6 are closed after an accident Monday.

Drug lord 'El Chapo' vanishes from prison

Mexico's most notorious drug lord now has one more nefarious title: serial prison escapee.

Police: Man killed after drunken driver T-bones car in west Houston

A man was killed after a suspected drunken driver crashed into his car in West Houston early Saturday morning, according to police.

Pedestrian struck by METRORail in downtown Houston

One person was injured after being struck by a METRORail train in downtown Houston Monday afternoon.

Motorcyclist crashes into car stopped on U.S. 59, dies

A motorcyclist died after he crashed into the back of a car that had stopped behind a police car, according to Houston police.

Stabbing of 45-year-old man under investigation

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a man was stabbed to death at about 10:25 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Sadler Street.

Rescuers search for missing ex-Texans player at north Texas lake

Rescuers are searching Lavon Lake in north Texas for a former Houston Texans player who went missing after falling overboard Sunday evening.

Investigation underway after woman found dead in motel room

The Houston Police Department is investigating after finding a woman's body at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday in a motel room at 7133 North Shepherd Drive.

215 pounds of cocaine seized near Dominican Republic

The Coast Guard apprehended five smugglers in the Caribbean Sea with approximately 215 pounds of cocaine July 2.

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New features for the Apple iOS 9 update

The Apple iOS 9 update comes with several new features that go beyond the icon designs and color schemes. Apple decided to test drive the update for users, and the feedback has been mostly positive.

Former Air Force One pilot for LBJ dies in Texas at 90

A military pilot who served as an aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and flew Air Force One has died in Texas.

Obama commutes sentences of 46 convicts, including 2 from Houston

President Barack Obama is cutting the prison sentences of 46 convicts as part of a broader effort to make the criminal justice fairer and ease the punishment of those serving more time than their crimes warranted.

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Duff Beer could be brewed in mass production worldwide

There's good news for fans of "The Simpsons" who "can't get enough of that wonderful Duff."

The signature Duff Beer in the 21st Century Fox show "The Simpsons" announced it will be ready to brew in real life.

Opponents of HERO go to court

Dave Wilson, Founder of Houstonians for Family Values, has filed a Writ of Mandamus and wants voters to have the final say petition to define "Gender Identity" for the November ballot.

500-gallon fuel leak reported at Bush Intercontinental Airport

Crews are working to clean up 500 gallons of fuel that leaked onto the runway Sunday night at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

1 woman, 2 men accused of burglarizing seafood restaurant in La Porte

One woman and two men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a seafood restaurant in La Porte.

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Carrie Underwood's son and dogs rescued from locked car

Many parents fear accidentally locking their children in the car, and it can happen to anyone - even Carrie Underwood.

Walmart to roll back prices to challenge Amazon Prime Day sales

Walmart is escalating the war for retail dominance against Amazon.

2 women shot after drug deal gone bad, police say

Two women were shot and one was left shaken up after an alleged drug deal gone bad outside a club, according to Houston police.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enters 2016 Republican presidential contest

Gov. Scott Walker signed the next Wisconsin state budget into law on Sunday, brushing aside complaints from his own party about the $73 billion spending plan and fulfilling his promise to get it done before he announces he is running for the Republican nomination for president.

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18 Workers Freed After 'Armed Robbery Gone Wrong' at Paris Primark Store

Eighteen workers were freed by police after being held by armed robbers in northwestern Paris on Monday, officials said.

Professor receives $5 million to study happiness

A philosophy professor is about to begin a 3-year quest to understand happiness.

What's causing sudden spike in shark attacks?

Shark attacks in U.S. coast waters have been in headlines across the country. It has a lot of people wondering what's behind the sudden spike in attacks. KPRC 2's Owen Conflenti sought some answers from researchers who study shark behavior.

Vigil held for man killed outside sports bar

Friends and family mourned the loss of Anthony Johnson at the Chulas Sports Cantina on the North Freeway on Sunday.

New hires at Texas agency receive speedy promotions, raises

Several new hires at the Texas Department of Agriculture with close ties to an assistant commissioner received speedy promotions and raises despite their short time with the agency, according to a newspaper's review of state employment records.

BBQ fundraiser held for family that drowned in Crockett

A family that lost four relatives after their canoe tipped in a Crockett lake hosted a barbecue benefit Sunday afternoon at Norstar Sports Bar.

Deputies respond to fatal shooting in north Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding to a fatal shooting that happened Sunday afternoon at F.M. 1960 and Imperial Valley Drive.

70 evacuated as Colima volcano spews ash in western Mexico

Ash and cinders spewed Saturday from the Colima Volcano in western Mexico, prompting authorities to close the airport in the state capital of Colima and order the evacuation of a half dozen hamlets on the flanks of the peak.

Chick-fil-A in Humble targeted by burglars

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Humble was damaged after it was broken into by burglars Sunday.


2 Texas officers hurt when gun accidentally discharges

Two north Texas police officers have suffered minor injuries after responding to a theft report and finding an armed man in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart.

Top managers at Texas DPS get raises reaching 17 percent

A Texas lawmaker is questioning double-digit raises for senior managers at the state's top law enforcement agency because he says it refuses to provide statistics that would help determine the effectiveness of border operations.


Man claims he mistakenly shot girlfriend, deputies say

Deputies said a woman was shot in the shoulder when her boyfriend was showing her a gun Sunday morning.

Small electrical fire damages NW Houston apartment building

A small electrical fire damaged an apartment building in northwest Houston Saturday night.

One person shot, another arrested after Sonic restaurant shooting

An argument at a fast food restaurant ended in a shooting in north Harris County on Saturday, according to deputies.

2-year-old girl taken to hospital by LifeFlight after falling in pool

A 2-year-old girl was taken to the hospital on Saturday  after falling into a community swimming pool in the 16000 block of Wellers Way in northwest Harris County.

Deputies investigating after 2 people found dead in north Harris County home

Deputies are investigating after two people were found dead inside a home in north Harris County on Saturday afternoon. 

Boil water notice lifted for Bolivar Peninsula residents

A boil water advisory has been lifted for people on the Bolivar Peninsula on Friday.

Facebook data center latest addition to DFW tech landscape

The Facebook data center planned for Fort Worth is the latest milestone for North Texas cities vying for business in a key Internet industry.

Man drowns at Banana Bend Beach

Deputies said a man drowned at Banana Bend Beach Saturday afternoon. 

Man found shot to death outside sports bar

Julian Villegas, 19, showed no emotion as the judge read his capital murder charge in probable cause court Saturday morning.

Fight leads to fatal shooting of 20-year-old man in northwest Houston

Houston police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was found shot to death outside his apartment.

Trump criticizes China, Russia policies - immigration, too

Business developer and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump declared Saturday that the problem of illegal immigration needed to be solved but drew scattered groans when he suggested that a wall should be built along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mysterious blast at Rhode Island beach knocks over woman

Officials were trying to determine what caused a blast Saturday morning that knocked a Rhode Island beachgoer to the ground, but left behind no obvious evidence of an explosive device.

Meth lab found in auctioned storage unit

A family got something unexpected when they won an auction.

Arson suspected in 2 south Texas church fires

Arson investigators suspect a link between fires at two churches in a small South Texas farming town.

Porter man sentenced to 40 years in prison for possession of child porn

A Porter man will be behind bars for 40 years for possession of child pornography.

Two arrested in Galveston for meth, marijuana possession

Two people were arrested at about 4:15 a.m. Saturday in Galveston for drug possession.

Driver leads authorities on chase from NE Houston to NW Harris County

A driver led authorities on a chase from northeast Houston to northwest Harris County before he crashed and was arrested. 

Man found shot to death outside sports bar

One person is in custody after a man was found shot to death Friday afternoon outside Chulas Sports Cantina in north Harris County.

'Ransomware' a growing threat to businesses, individuals

Small businesses are being increasingly targeted by a malicious code that locks computer files and forces victims to pay a ransom. The FBI calls this crime "ransomware."

Cleveland restaurant raided in child pornography investigation

Police are investigating a case of child pornography at a family-owned restaurant in Cleveland.

Parolee accused of indecency with a child wanted by METRO police

The METRO Police Department is looking for a man who is wanted for indecent exposure involving a minor.

Galena Park's Hunting Bayou filled with garbage

A Houston-area bayou is looking more like a landfill, with so much trash and debris making the water barely visible.

HISD bus driver accused of inappropriate conduct with student

An arrest warrant has been issued for a bus driver with the Houston Independent School District who is accused of inappropriate conduct with a student.

HFD emails contradict mayor's swift water training claims

Emails that appear to be written by a member of the Houston Fire Department's leadership show firefighters were told they had to use their own money and time to attend training for swift water rescues, because the city did not have training money.

Gas station burglar sought in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed a convenience store in the Richmond area.

HPD officer rear-ended near Med Center

A Houston police officer was involved in a car accident Friday at Old Spanish Trail and Mixon Avenue.

4 arrested in connection with at least 2 robberies in Humble

Police arrest three men and one juvenile in connection with a string of armed robberies in Humble.

3D printing the future of surgery for Houston Methodist

Surgeons used to rely on their imagination to plan a surgery. Now with the click of a mouse, they plan how to save your life before you go under the knife.

Horses seized from veterinarian's property in Hockley

The Waller County District Attorney's office executed a warrant Friday on a veterinarian's property in the Hockley area and seized several horses.

Boat rescues stranded canoers in Brazos River

Two teenagers were rescued by the Richmond Fire Department after their canoe was stuck in the Brazos River on Friday.

Police fighting rash of smash-and-grab robberies in Houston area

The Texaco station at Westpark Drive and Gessner Road in southwest Houston is being renovated after several crooks in a pickup truck smashed their vehicle into the store and stole the ATM.

Rep. Coleman seeks name change for Dowling Street

Some local community leaders are speaking out about what they think needs to be done to get rid of anything that could be seen as honoring leaders of the Confederacy.

Search for suspects who set fire on school campus

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office needs your help identifying the person who officials said set a fire at a Channelview elementary school Sunday night.

HPD investigating after human remains found in southeast Houston

The Houston Police Department said it found human skeletal remains around 9 a.m. Friday in the 4000 block of the Gulf Freeway.

Three charged after drugs, guns found at apartment in N. Harris County

Three people are facing charges after the Harris County Sheriff's Office found drugs at an apartment Wednesday.

Police: Man found shot to death inside car in east Houston

Houston police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting that left one man dead in east Houston early Thursday morning.

Special education teacher accused of online solicitation appears in court

A teacher accused of chatting online with a person who he thought was a 13-year-old girl appeared in court on Friday.

Texas Supreme Court clears docket for first time in years

The Texas Supreme Court has caught up with all pending cases and cleared its docket for the first time in more than 20 years.

U.S. oil and natural gas rig count up by 1 to 863

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by one this week to 863.

Twin infants needed for feeding behavior study in Houston

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are looking for twins under 4 months old to participate in a study about preschool eating behaviors that aims to better understand childhood obesity.

HCSO: Thieves tunnel through strip center, breaking into several businesses

Harris County Sheriff's deputies investigated a burglary involving at least three businesses in a strip mall in northwest Harris County early Friday.

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What items are on your beach checklist?

A trip to the beach should require some planning and preparation.

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Park ranger captures photo of squirrel holding snake by the head

It's squirrel vs. snake.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park posted a photo on its Facebook page of a squirrel holding a snake by its head.

Armed men ambush victims in garage

Two men were sitting in a garage with the door open when three robbers walked in and held them at gunpoint.

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FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

FBI Director James Comey says the gunman charged in the Charleston church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the gun used in the attack.

Court: No new trial for trucker in death of girl at Texas City bus stop

An appeals court has rejected a Texas judge's order granting a new trial to a trucker convicted in the 2012 run-over death of a girl at a school bus stop.

2 convicted sex offenders free without supervision in Houston, San Antonio

As state officials race to fix growing legal issues over how to keep Texas' most dangerous sex predators off the streets, two convicted sex offenders have been freed without supervision -- one in the Houston area and one near San Antonio.

KFC cooks up pizza with fried chicken crust

KFC is adding pizza to the menu in the Philippines, but it’s unlike any slice you’ve tried before.  

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Galveston to receive $527K from BP in settlement

The Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees voted to accept a final settlement with BP for the revenue lost from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Legendary actor Omar Sharif, of "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," dies

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor who soared to international stardom in two David Lean epics, "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," has died. He was 83.

Police search for hit-and-run driver who struck woman in downtown Houston

Houston police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a woman walking in the downtown area Thursday night.

Officer scolds men after road rage incident

A television news crew was at the right place to get video of a road rage incident.

Woman arrested in connection to smash-and-grab at Little Caesars in NW Houston

A woman was arrested, but several other people are on the run after two Little Caesars Pizza restaurants were struck by smash-and-grab thieves Friday morning.

Advocates fight for immigration reform

Advocates from the Houston area are traveling to New Orleans hoping to put pressure on courts during a hearing on immigration and rally for reform.

Man arrested after police realize he was driving stolen Escalade

A man is arrested after police realized he was driving a stolen vehicle, according to Houston police.

All westbound lanes of US Highway 290 at Antoine reopen

All westbound lanes of U.S. 290 at Antoine Drive reopen after a crash shut down the highway.

Patent approved for new airplane seat design

A recently approved patent from airplane seat supplier Zodiac Seats France changes the traditional forward-sitting design of the modern airplane.

Portland computer company adopts 32-hour workweek

A company based in Portland is challenging the decades-old tradition of a 40-hour work week.

How do you know when someone is lying?

We're lied to by our bosses, spouses, even our kids, every day. In fact, according to countless studies, we're told lies 10-200 times a day.

Houston Zoo confirms credit card security breach at its gift shops

The Houston Zoo confirmed Thursday that there was a credit card security breach at its gift shops. 

18 dogs dropped off at Harris County shelter, 20 more expected

Someone dropped off nearly 20 dogs Thursday at the Harris County animal shelter and planned to drop off another 20 Friday.

Heavy smoke, flames from shed fire seen on Houston Transtar cameras

Heavy smoke and flames from a shed fire in northeast Houston could be seen on the Houston Transtar cameras Thursday evening. 

Police looking for man who led officers on chase, crashed into cars

A chase ended in Katy but the driver was still on the run Thursday night.

Surveillance video shows thief taking several bottles of perfume

The owners of a Katy Pharmacy are hoping someone recognizes the shoplifters in surveillance video from their store.  

Woman upset after her purse is stolen, police take 3 hours to arrive

Thieves are targeting innocent victims at an Exxon in southeast Houston and one victim is outraged about the slow response from police.