One of the worst nightmares a mother can imagine is having no idea where your child is. For Carmen Rivera, she didn't know where 5-year-old Valentino -- who is autistic -- was for more than three hours.
Depending on the school, children may or may not be able to use a cellphone on campus, but Texas Education Code states that any school in the state can confiscate a student's phone and charge a fee to get it back.
Our story about how much local school districts collected in fines after confiscating cell phones from students in class is getting plenty of buzz from parents, teachers and administrators. We're hearing from you about the issue of classroom distractions.
Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic as it moved away from the Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind flooded communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least three fatalities.
Three teenagers have been arrested after committing two alleged robberies in Montgomery County on Sunday. Deputies say the trio is additionally being identified as suspects in numerous other similar aggravated robberies of individuals in Montgomery and Harris Counties.
Orange barrels on the highway tell you it’s time to slow down. But instead of slowing his speed, Metro Police investigators say an impaired driver actually hit the gas pedal and tried to run down three police officers directing traffic on I-45 near Little York on Sunday afternoon.
A newspaper analysis has found that no region in Texas has burned off as much natural gas while obtaining oil as in rural South Texas' Eagle Ford Shale, an area that has a shortage of pipelines that could transport the gas to processing plants.
A strengthening tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic was upgraded early Sunday to Tropical Storm Cristobal as it passed closer to the Bahamas, the U.S. Hurricane Center said.
On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.
This is the last weekend of summer for most kids in our area and parents want to pack in as much as possible. But if back-to-school shopping left you with fewer funds for fun, you'll want to check out all the free events in our area.
A Houston-area father accused of killing a drunken driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck on a rural road near their home was back in court Friday. The focus in court was evidence collected at the home of David Barajas and whether any evidence can link him to the crash scene.
ExxonMobil Corporation is kicking off a big expansion project in the Baytown area. A celebration of the construction start-up for the multi-billion dollar Baytown area expansion project was held Friday morning.
According to a licensed chemical dependency counselor at Odyssey House, marijuana is expected to be the fastest-growing, most popular illegal drug on Houston high school campuses this coming school year.
A school supply list nowadays is more than just paper and pencils. The tablet your student wants is more likely electronic than the spiral-bound kind of which you're thinking. So how do you know what type of laptop or tablet your child needs?
A Houston police officer who took his own life Tuesday afternoon was the subject of an HPD Internal Affairs investigation and relieved of duty before he shot himself in his patrol car, according to an HPD spokesperson.
An ex-deputy told jurors Wednesday he failed to note in a report that more gunfire had taken place well after a drunken driver was fatally shot in Texas following an accident that killed two boys, a detail a defense attorney says helps point to the innocence of the boys' father who is on trial for…
The U.S. Coast Guard this week spent 17 hours covering 38 square miles of the Houston Ship Channel searching for a missing shrimp boat captain whose body was ultimately found by his father in the capsized vessel.
Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, was booked on two felony counts of abuse of power Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse. He vowed he'd fight the charges 'with every fiber of my being.'
Clothes, supplies, computers -- the list of back to school needs is a long one. And when you've got more than one child, the cost can really add up. That's why Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis is helping you save some money by finding good deals and free stuff to get your family ready to head back…
With hundreds of thousands of Houston-area kids heading back to school next week, the Harris County Department of Education is launching a new campaign to teach students how to make homework work better for them.
A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken -- and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of…
A Central Texas county commissioner is looking at replacing two employees who do landscaping with prison inmates, but the proposed 2015 budget calls for adding new positions and restoring a 5 percent pay cut that elected officials took last year.
A lawyer helping Central American immigrants housed at a temporary center in southern New Mexico compared the legal limbo of immigrants there to those at a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Someone claiming to be the thief who pulled off a heist in socialite Theresa Roemer's legendary three-story, 3,000-square-foot closet in The Woodlands sent some of the alleged items to Houston Press writer Craig Malisow.
SeaWorld says it will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks, and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.
Advertisements praising the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy are all over the radio and in newspapers, and those ads are driving men to doctor's offices all over Houston. But there are risks associated with testosterone replacement, especially in younger men.
A prank put a Cinco Ranch teen in a very dangerous position; his home was surrounded by police who got a call about a standoff. Turns out, it just was a hoax, a new crime trend called 'swatting,' that someone else put in motion.
Friends, family and University of Houston football fans are remembering a local soldier killed in action in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, was a platoon sergeant, who also played football for the Cougars from 1997-2000.
The crime in Metropolitan Houston is savage stories filled with senseless violence and unspeakable pain. But now there's a brand new tool that victims of crime everywhere can use to actually help bring their attackers to justice.
The extended families of a Houston-area girl who was the lone survivor when her parents and four siblings were fatally shot at their home have asked that a fundraising effort established for her be halted.
Tiffani Speller wanted to do a free makeover event for cancer survivors, but two weeks before the benefit, a thief broke into her wig shop and stole $3,000 worth of wigs that were meant for women who've been battling the disease.
Attorneys for a towing company that alleges the city played favorites when it awarded a new contract announced they will hold a news conference Monday before filing a lawsuit against several city officials and other towing companies in the area.
Fresh fruits and vegetables grown here in the city, delivered right to your table the next time you dine out -- that's the idea behind a new movement to turn abandoned property into thriving urban gardens.
With the news that nine people in Harris County have tested positive for the West Nile virus and a mosquito tested positive for Chikungunya, many of you have questions about the viruses and how to protect yourself.
Officers say the unicyclist, who made national headlines two years ago while riding naked in Kemah, was riding near the intersection of Sens Road and North L Street when he was hit by an SUV. He died at the scene.
Galena Park police are investigating the disappearance of about $2,800 in cash from a city hall office. The money was collected for water bills and was supposed to be included in deposits made to the city's bank account June 23.
We're getting our first look at the burglar who broke into a three-story dream closet in The Woodlands packed with designer jewelry, purses, shoes and clothes. The story made national headlines after the crook was able to escape with more than $1 million in items.
A police chief in Montgomery County is proposing a plan to help bolster the number of officers working near the Texas border, while providing training to those officers unfamiliar with organized criminal operations.
An Humble man is facing prison time after being convicted on federal child pornography charges. Derrick Gossett, 33, entered a guilty plea to two counts of production of child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced on Monday.
Speculation is rampant on social media as to how a million-dollar heist of a closet in The Woodlands went down. Detectives have questions and experts say the victims' insurance company will likely have questions of their own.
What if we told you that your smart phone camera can start recording at any time and that the microphone can record your conversations without you knowing? It turns out if you download Facebook's Messenger app, you're giving it permission to do those things.
A newly formed Hurricane Bertha swirled northward across open sea Monday after brushing the Turks & Caicos Islands and Bahamas as a tropical storm, while forecasters predicted the storm wasn't likely to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast.
Investigators are searching for a thief who stole up to $1 million worth of designer handbags and jewelry from a woman's closet in The Woodlands that recently got international attention. The closet is three stories and 3,000 square feet.
The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office has put more deputies on the streets after a rash of burglaries in the Meyerland area. Some undercover officers are also patrolling the neighborhood after six home break-ins were reported in just five days.
The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.
Baytown police are searching for a man they say shot another man “in cold blood” at a Valero gas station early Friday. They are on the hunt for Walter Pickering, 25, who witnesses say shot 32-year-old Glen Flowers.
The director of the High Containment Laboratory Operations at the Galveston National Laboratory, who is also a professor at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, will leave for Sierra Leone Aug. 11.
A Taco Poncho's manager, a workman repairing a deep fryer and a female employee were all in the taco stand at 10303 Airline Drive Tuesday around 9:45 p.m. when two armed robbers entered the trailer and demanded money and wallets from them.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Wednesday to make a public plea to help find those responsible for murdering the Sun family in their Cypress-area home. The plea was made on the 6-month anniversary of the murders.
Pierce Bush is the grandson of President George H.W. Bush and the nephew of President George W. Bush, and even though he grew up surrounded by a modern-day political dynasty, he followed a path away from politics. He started his career with a local financial firm and is the executive vice…
According to the district's 2007 bond website, improvements at Codwell Elementary School are costing about $1.7 million. Houston Independent School District leaders now know they have a new job -- cleaning up mold within the school's walls.
Thieves targeted cars and trucks for burglaries in Houston, on average, 99 times per day in 2013, and downtown Houston leads the list of areas most prone to the crime, according to data calculated by Local 2 Investigates.
Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.
You saw him first on Local 2 -- a convenience store clerk who turned the table on a pair of robbers. Now his story has gone viral. Local 2's Amy Davis talked to the clerk-turned-hero about his newfound fame.
Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless…
Earlier this year, just weeks after birth, Juliana became the youngest baby ever to have a heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital. But she's not the only fighter in the family: Her mother is fighting breast cancer.
Alton Brown and Avery Halliburton were taken into custody after a SWAT standoff Thursday night that lasted more than three hours. They're accused of several burglaries, including stealing high-powered rifles.
A 6-foot long, 120-pound alligator caused a stir that was even too much for Fort Bend County deputies to handle. A Cinco Ranch homeowner called deputies after witnessing children throw rocks at the gator.