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Ex-police officer gets prison for child porn

An ex-Galveston policeman must serve more than seven years in prison for having child pornography while working at the Texas attorney general's office.

Grandmother rescued 48 hours after crash

A missing grandmother has been found by her family lying next to her car in a ravine in northern Texas.

Police looking for gunman who carjacked woman at gas station

Houston Police are looking for a man they say carjacked a woman at gunpoint at a Northside gas station. 

SUV jumps open drawbridge; driver believed to have been distracted

Driving these days is very dangerous because of all the distracted drivers out there, and police say that is what may have caused a wild crash in Florida.

Police: SUV fatally runs over homeless man laying in the street

A homeless man who was laying in the middle of the street was struck and killed by an SUV early Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department

As Seen On TV Tuesday: Plumber's Hero

Whether it’s a sink, toilet or shower, stopped up drains can quickly drain a budget when a plumber has to get involved. That’s why consumer expert Amy Davis tested a product that claims to unstop any drain with almost no effort at a fraction of the cost.

4 southbound lanes on 59 Eastex at Aldine Mail Route reopen after crash

Crews have cleared the scene of a wreck that closed four southbound lanes of the 59 Eastex at Aldine Mail Route.

Man shot during suspected road rage incident dies in hospital

A man shot in the head during a suspected road rage incident last Friday has died at the hospital. The shooter was arrested and is facing charges.

Mom charged after letting 7-year-old daughter play at park alone

A mother from Maine is charged with child endangerment after letting her daughter go to the park alone.

Can a device save your skin from sun damage?

Many of us are going to be at the beach or by the pool this holiday weekend, spending hours in the hot Texas sunshine that can damage your skin and speed up the aging process.

Robbers pretend to be police, target woman and children in home

Neighbors and visitors alike are feeling unsafe have after a terrifying home invasion that targeted three defenseless women and several children early Monday morning.

Firefighter, band director among arrests in sex sting

Twenty-five people are in custody for felony offenses including online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and other related charges.

State of Texas to provide equal benefits to same-sex spouses

Texas’s largest employer, the State of Texas, will join the list of employers providing equal benefits to same-sex spouses on Wednesday.

Traveler's gun discharges at Bush IAH ticket counter; no injuries

A traveler's gun accidentally discharged Monday at a Delta Airlines ticket counter at Bush Intercontinental Airport, according to officials. There were no injuries.

Officers raid, shut down several gambling places in San Jacinto County

About 700 gambling machines were seized and 239 charges were filed after San Jacinto County deputies carried out search warrants against illegal gambling establishments in the county.

2 accused of robbing, carjacking pizza delivery driver

Two men robbed and carjacked a pizza delivery driver Friday in Harris County.

Katy woman missing after vanishing while snorkeling in Caribbean

A Katy woman is missing after vanishing while snorkeling in the Caribbean.

Woman arrested after kitten rescue

What started as a rescue effort to free a kitten stuck behind an apartment wall, ended with a woman in handcuffs.

NASA says SpaceX supply launch to space station ended in failure

A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted Sunday shortly after liftoff.

Man: Officer shot my dog while police chased neighbor

A man said an officer shot his pit bull during a chase that involved his neighbor. Now he's claiming that mistake cost him hundreds of dollars and a lot of heartache.

Hecklers interrupt Lakewood Church service

Six people were escorted out of Lakewood Church and arrested Sunday morning after they yelled during the sermon, according to a representative from the church.

911 call of road rage shooting involving family released

The terrifying 911 call from a family caught in a road rage shooting near Sugar Land has been released.

Teen driver plows through fence into neighbor's pool

A teenage driver plowed her parent's car through a neighbor's wooden fence, clipped the house and came to rest in the shallow end of a swimming pool Monday morning in Missouri City.

Recycling truck catches fire

A recycling truck caught on fire at around 10:30 a.m. Monday off the Eastex Freeway.

Man faces 3rd DWI after hitting woman with motorcycle

Police said a man is facing a DWI charge -- his third -- in connection to a deadly crash early Sunday morning.

Company gives employees $7,500 to finance employee vacations

A Colorado company has taken paid vacation to a whole new level, and it’s proving successful.

Brutally beaten man airlifted to hospital, constables say

A man is recovering from his injuries after he was beaten outside a home during an apparent robbery in Spring, according to Precinct 4 constables.

AG: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples

The Texas Attorney General is now calling the Supreme Court's decision to allow same-sex marriages in all 50 states "a lawless ruling."

Deputies: Driver shot inside car in southwest Harris County

A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot in his car, according to deputies.

Man accused of killing store owner faces judge

A man accused of killing a convenience store owner in southeast Houston appears in court Monday.

Complaints against financial companies made public

When your credit card company bungles your bill or your lender makes a mistake on your mortgage loan, it feels like no one will listen.  Consumer expert Amy Davis offers a new resource to help resolve financial problems.

Son, father survive alligator attack in Chambers County

A 13-year-old boy and his father are recovering after they were attacked by an alligator in Chambers County.

Police: Suspects on the loose after Shell smash-and-grab

Deer Park Police are searching for three of four suspects who rammed into a Shell gas station and stole an ATM.

Apple's strong next generation of iPhones, urgent recall for SUV drivers

The force is strong with Apple's next generation of iPhones, and an urgent recall is issued for some SUV drivers.

Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions.

Supreme Court will re-hear University of Texas affirmative action case

The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.

Monster truck does double back flip

Doing a double back flip is not easy, even if you're a gymnast, but it's a lot harder if you're in a monster truck.

BJ's Restaurant offers $10K to couples who name their baby 'Quinoa'

What would it take to convince someone to name their baby Quinoa?

Howard Foundation hosts event in Richmond

Channel 2's Randy Mcllvoy emceed a prominent event hosted by Fandango in honor of Dwight Howard's chairty, the Howard Foundation.

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Services to be held for former MLB player Darryl Hamilton

Monday will be the first of two services for former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton, who police say was killed by his girlfriend in her Pearland home.

Please Take My Children To Work Day celebrates stay-at-home parents

A lesser-known holiday looks to celebrate stay-at-home parents.

Mobile tech used to persuade patients to get healthier

Nonprofit health organizations are trying harness mobile technology and coax patients into getting healthier.

Man, woman accused of meth possession

Rebecca Garrett, 34, and Walter V. Thatcher, 29, are charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Lightning destroys home garage, starts fire in apartment attic

Lightning started two fires in the northwest side of the Houston-area Saturday night. 

Man dies after being beaten, run over outside Richmond club

A man was beaten and run over after a bar fight in Richmond, according to deputies.

2 San Antonio divers rescued after missing in Gulf of Mexico

Two divers from San Antonio missing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than three hours have been rescued after being spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter.

Grandmother accused of leaving 5-year-old in car outside grocery store

A grandmother was arrested Saturday after she left a 5-year-old inside a car while the vehicle was off and the windows were rolled up, according to the Rosenberg Police Department.

Driver crashes into semi-trailer, extricated from vehicle

A driver had to be extricated from his car after he slammed into a semi-trailer in north Harris County on Sunday morning.

Thousands take part in Houston's Pride Parade

The streets of downtown Houston were filled with colorful crowds on Saturday for Houston's annual Pride Festival and Parade. But not everybody was celebrating.

Man killed when small aircraft crashes near Tomball

One man was killed when a small aircraft crashed into some trees in an open field near Tomball Saturday morning.

Deputies: Drunk driver rams into back of parked patrol car

A suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of a deputy's patrol car parked during a traffic stop, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

Dozens donate to help save horses seized from Conroe ranch

Crews are working to save dozens of horses from a Conroe Ranch and people wanting to support the efforts showed up at a Tractor Supply in Tomball on Saturday morning to donate money.

J.J. Watt shows off hockey skills at charity game

Houston Texans J.J. Watt made a surprise appearance at a charity hockey game and didn't hold back from showing off his skills on the ice.

Robbery suspects arrested after chase ends in crash on Gulf Freeway

Two suspects were taken into custody Friday after a police chase ended in a crash on Gulf Freeway.

HPD: 2 injured after suspected drunk driver crashes head-on into truck

Two men are seriously injured after a suspected drunk driver lost control and slammed head-on into another pickup truck, according to the Houston Police Department.

Smoke, smell force passengers to evacuate Southwest flight at Hobby

Smoke and a strange smell forced passengers to evacuate a Southwest flight at Hobby Airport on Friday night, according to NBC News.

Firefighters battle flames, smoke at art gallery

Houston firefighters battled flames at an art gallery that caught fire early Saturday.

5 children, 3 adults trapped in SUV after hit-and-run

Five children were among eight people trapped in an SUV after a hit-and-run wreck late Friday.

Houstonians hold rally after same-sex marriage ruling

After Friday's Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, some Houstonians are rallying to celebrate the decision.

Same-sex ruling raises religious liberty fears

Both religious and conservative political leaders were quick to decry the Supreme Court's ruling, both calling for assurances the new law of land would not impede on anyone's beliefs.

Man critically hurt during apparent road rage shooting

A man is in critical condition after getting shot in the head during a possible road rage incident.

Layer of defense against skin cancer gets dermatologists' attention

Sunscreen and the Texas heat go hand in hand, and now there's another layer of defense against skin cancer that's getting attention from dermatologists.

Same-sex couples granted marriage licenses in Harris County

After a day of challenges trying to obtain marriage licenses Friday, Harris County couples are now able to get their licenses from the county clerk.

Man wanted for shooting teen stepson, police say

Houston police are looking for a man who they said shot his own teenage stepson Friday night in southwest Houston.

Deputy choked while apprehending suspected thief in NW Harris County

A suspected thief was arrested after he grabbed and choked an officer in northwest Harris County, deputies say.

Robber who choked woman, slammed her on METRO track arrested

Thanks to tips from citizens, the man who police said attacked a woman and stole her belongings at a METRORail station is in custody.

Malnourished horses seized from ranch being treated at Houston SPCA

KPRC 2 News first reported on Tuesday about alleged horse neglect, and since then a few dozen horses were removed from the ranch to regain their health. We got our first look at those horses Friday, who are now under the care of Houston veterinarians.

Garth Brooks talks about 1st Houston show in 17 years

Playing eight concerts in Houston this weekend and next, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood said Friday they're happy to be in Texas for more than music.

Doctor accused of inappropriately touching young patient

Court papers state that Dr. Robert Yetman, a well-respected physician who has been with UTHealth for 30 years, inappropriately touched a 7-year-old boy in January 2014.

Same sex couples in Texas begin obtaining marriage licenses

As some Texans celebrated the marriage equality announcement in the state capital, the fight may not be entirely over. Gov. Greg Abbott issued a strongly worded statement about the ruling and how it will be viewed by state agencies.

HPD: SWAT scene ends with suspected robbers in custody

Two suspected robbers are in custody, one of whom was arrested after barricaded himself inside an east Houston residence, according to police.

2 suspects rush into Chevron, rob and pistol-whip store clerk

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Robbery Division need the public’s help in identifying two suspects responsible for an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon at a Chevron gas station.

Surveillance video shows armed robber wanted for holding up 2 Pearland banks

Investigators from the FBI and Pearland Police Department need the public’s help in the case to identify a bank robber believed to be responsible for holding up two Pearland area banks within the past six months.  

HPD bike relay team help save man in trapped car

Forty Houston police officers and three civilians hit the road Wednesday for the annual HPD Bike Relay on a 2,200-mile journey to New York City to raise awareness for a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.

Man caught smuggling cocaine in cracks of accordion-style briefcase at Bush IAH

A traveler was arrested Saturday trying to traffic drugs through George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at Bush IAH found more than four pounds of cocaine stuffed inside the lining of an accordion-style briefcase.

2 teens accused of ambushing pizza delivery drivers after placing fake orders

Two teens have been charged in a rash of pizza delivery robberies in northwest Harris County.

Kid's reaction to Knicks' NBA draft pick going viral

The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant. Knicks fans just got mad -- though not for long.

Consumer Expert Amy Davis' Freebies for Friday

Escape the heat this weekend with the coolest free activities. Consumer Expert Amy Davis has more.

Loose tire triggers 3-vehicle accident on I-10

All main lanes of Interstate 10 westbound at Washington Avenue have reopened after a loose tire triggered a five-car pile up.

What smartphones say about user's waistlines

A smartphone says a lot about a person, including what they like to eat, according to a new study.

Tunisian state TV: 19 dead in attack on hotels, 1 gunman killed

Tunisia's Interior Ministry says two gunmen opened fire on a beach near two hotels in the coastal resort city of Sousse, killing at least 19 people.

Woman dies after slamming into 18-wheeler

A 24-year-old woman dies after 18-wheeler switches lanes last minute, according to authorities. 

Fans steal the show with great catches at Rangers game

The Texas Rangers took on the Oakland Athletics up in Arlington Thursday, but the real entertainment was in the stands.

All main lanes of US 59 at Hillcroft reopen after fatal accident clears

Officials have cleared the scene and reopened the freeway after a fatal accident shut down US 59 northbound at Hillcroft Street.

When it comes to love, financial responsibility is key

When it comes to finding a partner, it turns out financial responsibility is one of the biggest turn-ons.

Video: Man steals golf cart batteries from Pleak business

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who was stealing batteries from a Pleak-area business on May 22.

Rev. Pinckney to be laid to rest Friday afternoon

South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor killed in the Charleston church shooting massacre, will be laid to rest and Houston families are invited to watch the service.

Teenage behavior caused by developing brain

Dawn Diamond has raised two teenagers and knows sometimes understanding how that young brain works, is exasperating.

Convicted tire thief arrested for committing same crime, police say

An already-convicted tire thief was arrested again on Wednesday, accused of committing the same crime.

Woman claims jailer raped her

The Police Department says it expects to have its investigation into claims a jailer raped an inmate completed within a few days.

Man pleads guilty in wrong-way crash that killed woman, seriously injured deputy

A man pleaded guilty in the wrong-way crash that killed a woman and seriously injured a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy.

Wife says husband was tied up, beaten in their Spring home

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for several people they believe were behind a home invasion in Spring.

Thief runs over woman's leg, steals her purse at Sugar Land Target

A woman said a thief ran over her leg as she stole the victim’s purse.

All mainlanes of U.S. 290 at Jones Road open after 18-wheeler fire

A heavy truck fire shut down all mainlanes of the Northwest Freeway at Jones Road Thursday afternoon. The lanes reopened about 9:20 p.m.

2 people detained after HCSO Vice Unit serves warrant at foot spa

Two people were detained after investigators served a warrant at a foot massage parlor in west Harris County on Thursday. 

Hit-and-run driver flees after striking 3-year-old in southeast Houston

Houston police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck two people, including a 3-year-old, in southeast Houston Thursday morning.

Residents say potholes reappearing soon after $200K road project completed

Ken Rice lives on Dunlavy Street near Alabama in Montrose, an area known for broken streets and potholes. He thought he was going to have some relief.

Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

A man who volunteers at Sunday school at Sagemont Church has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old-girl who is also a member of the church.

Man shoots at another after vehicle mishap in Baytown

A fight over damaged cars leads to a shooting in Baytown on Thursday.

Man opens fire on family during road rage incident

Police are searching for a man who allegedly opened fire on a family during a road rage incident in the Sugar Land area.

Several horses removed from Conroe ranch after owners arrested

The Houston SPCA transported about two dozen horses to its Houston shelter for treatment for neglect. The horses are part of a herd of just over 200 horses seized by Montgomery County Wednesday and Thursday.

NASA works with experts to find where to land humans on Mars

A manned mission to Mars could happen in the 2030s, if it happens at all.

Angry customer throws rocks, breaks glass at department store in Sharpstown

One man has been taken into custody after throwing rocks and breaking the front glass door at a department store in Sharpstown.

METRO announces free rides on buses, light rail for 1 week

METRO announced details of free transportation on its light rail lines and bus network for one week.

Houston Super Bowl announces sponsors

The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee announced the names of 16 companies that will help plan for the 2017 Super Bowl.

6 hospitalized in chain-reaction crash in north Harris County

Six people were taken to the hospital Thursday after multi-vehicle crash in north Harris County.

City officials to distribute air conditioners to seniors, disabled

City and county officials will kick off this summer's distribution of portable air conditioners to seniors and disabled residents to help them beat the heat.   Watch the livestream on Click2Houston.com.

Ranch owner, wife taken into custody during investigation into horse neglect

A Montgomery County couple faces several counts of animal cruelty after local officials seized control over 200 horses from their property.

Boy, 9, airlifted to hospital after being struck by car in Pasadena

A 9-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital Thursday after being struck by a car in Pasadena.

Woman, 24, charged with murder in shooting death of boyfriend

Charges have been filed against a woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend last January.

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Dustin Diamond gets 4 months jail for stabbing

A Wisconsin judge has sentenced TV actor Dustin Diamond to 4 months in jail for a barroom stabbing.

Police: Thieves smash F-250 into gas station, steal ATM

Five thieves smashed an F-250 into a gas station and stole an ATM early Thursday morning, according to Houston police.

Airlines to change carry-on bag regulations, Facebook also making changes

If you think you're cramped on a plane, just imagine how your carry-on bag feels!
Also, Facebook Messenger is making a big change.

Texas man says he found a dead rat inside his beer

An Irving, Texas man filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors and 7-Eleven on Monday, after claiming he drank a beer that had a dead rat in it two years ago.

Video: Epic battle between rabbit and snake

Don't mess with a mama rabbit's babies.

YouTube user Ramakanth p captured an epic battle between rabbit and snake.

With Starbucks coffee, it sometimes feels like the emphasis is on the "bucks" part. It's not cheap. But there are some ways you can save some money with clever ordering hacks.

Stare-off between cat, bear at Alaska home

A cat in Alaska is getting a lot of attention after how it reacted when a bear tried to get into a family's home.

HCSO: Motorcyclist killed in wreck

A man is dead after he crashed his Harley Davidson into an SUV in northwest Harris County, deputies say.

TxDOT paves lanes after road buckles near Galleria area

A buckled road that was a nightmare for people in the Galleria area is not expected to cause big problems Thursday. 

Restaurant dedicated to ranch dressing to open at the end of June

Twisted RAnCh, a new restaurant set to open in St. Louis, is a ranch lover's dream.

Woman claims jailer raped her

She is just 27-years-old -- a former cheerleader and athlete who wants to go to college, but has lost all hope after being raped by a guard at the La Porte Police Department Jail.

Houston homeowners install fake grass in backyards

Astroturf is a household name around the world, and it's gaining popularity where it all began in Houston.

Confederate flag burned in front of home

A man who flies the Confederate flag outside a house in southeast Harris County said someone set it on fire.

No charges filed against vet who posted photo of dead cat with arrow in head

Charges of animal cruelty against former Brenham veterinarian Kristen Lindsey were turned down by an Austin County Grand Jury this week because the Austin County District Attorney's Office said there wasn't enough proof to charge her with a crime.

Man wanted for sexually assaulting woman at park

Police have released a sketch of a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman on a jogging trail at a local park.

Surveillance video shows man smashing window at store, stealing cigarettes

Sugar Land police are looking for a man who smashed a front door at a corner store and stole several cartons of cigarettes.

Suspect on the loose after shooting woman at Family Dollar

Shots were fired during a robbery at a Family Dollar store in northwest Harris County on Wednesday, but it doesn't appear the thief meant to fire his gun. A store employee ended up getting hit by a bullet, and is now in the hospital.

Suspect accused of shooting, killing boss turns self in

The man accused of shooting and killing his supervisor at a northeast Houston business after being laid off Tuesday is in custody in West Texas. Rodney Jackson turned himself in at the Fort Stockton Police Department early Wednesday, according to authorities.

Wife of man killed in workplace shooting speaks out

The wife of a manager shot to death Tuesday at his workplace in Houston is speaking out and has a message for the suspected shooter, who was arrested earlier Wednesday hours away from the crime scene.

2 suspects in custody after police chase ends in north Houston

Two teenagers are in custody after police said they led officers on a wild chase across Houston.

Woman charged in connection to apartment fire that displaced 20 families

A woman is facing charges in connection to an apartment fire Tuesday in north Houston that displaced 20 families, according to the Houston Fire Department officials.

Train derailment in Houston's East End

Union Pacific said one locomotive and six cars derailed near Harrisburg Boulevard and Hughes Street, but stayed upright.

HCSO: Man snorts cocaine while 13-year-old drives him around

A man is accused of allowing a 13-year-old boy to drive a vehicle so he could be free to snort cocaine, according to Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

Teens arrested after 'bump and rob' carjacking in southwest Houston

A trio of teenagers is in custody, accused of committing what police call a "bump and rob."

Woman arrested after leaving dog inside hot Jeep outside Deerbrook Mall

A woman who said she did not know it was illegal to leave her dog locked in a hot car was arrested Wednesday, according to Humble police.

1 man, 2 juveniles arrested in fatal shooting of convenience store owner

One man and two juveniles have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner in southeast Houston.

HPD: Store owner ambushed, shot to death in SE Houston

A store owner dies after he's shot while closing in southeast Houston, according to Houston police.

Nursing home janitor had cocaine falling out of clothes, feds say

A woman who worked at a nursing home had bags of cocaine falling out of her clothes when police went to investigate claims she allegedly stole money and patients’ personal things, according to federal prosecutors.

Boston bomber sentenced to death, says he is sorry

A judge formally sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Wednesday. "I ask Allah to have mercy on me, my brother and my family," he said.  "I am sorry for the lives that I have taken."

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Gmail adds 'Undo Send' feature

After six years of testing, Gmail finally released the coveted “undo send” feature. Yes, this means if you sent your boss that romantic email meant for your spouse, you have the chance to redeem yourself.

Lesson of love, forgiveness in wake of Charleston church shooting massacre

What was meant to be an act of hatred, a heinous mass murder aimed at punishing a specific race of people, turned out to be a tragedy that sparked not only a conversation about racial intolerance, but about love.  Love and forgiveness.

Lego will no longer use plastic

Lego has big changes underway for the rebuilding of its iconic plastic blocks.

Consumer News: Olive Garden cuts back on costs, energy efficient homes

Olive Garden has a new plan to save money and is the cost of making your home more energy efficient worth it?

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Man, who wielded machete after beheading, found not guilty

Nicholas Salvador, 25, was found not guilty on the grounds of insanity for beheading a great-grandmother outside her north London home.

Fan with baby makes amazing catch

Fathers taking their kids to a baseball game is not unusual, but one man is getting a lot of attention after his amazing performance while in the stands.

Hulu to offer discount for Showtime streaming service

Showtime is striking partnership deals to boost the number of subscribers for its new streaming service.

Fire breaks out at lumber yard in northeast Harris County

Firefighters were battling a lumber yard fire in northeast Harris County.

Several apartments gutted by 2-alarm fire in northwest Houston

Houston firefighters called in more units to battle an apartment fire that broke out early Wednesday morning.

Makeup artist faces backlash for photo of child with lipstick, eyeliner

A celebrity makeup artist is facing backlash for a photo he posted on Instagram of a child wearing makeup.

HPD: Babysitter stole expensive items from homes

A babysitter was arrested, accused of stealing luxury items from a home in The Heights.

'Fat disease' puzzles female sufferers

Nearly 11 million women in the U.S. have what's being called the "fat disease," and the majority of those women aren't aware they have it.

Man charged with murder in death of girlfriend's 4-year-old son

A man is facing murder charges after his girlfriend's child was found unresponsive and suffering from multiple chest and stomach injuries at his southeast Houston residence.

Man accused of kidnapping accepts plea deal

A man accused of stealing a day care van with several children inside has taken a plea deal in exchange for 10 years in prison.

20-year-old man accused of robbing La Porte hotels

A La Porte man is facing charges after allegedly robbing two hotels in a 12-hour span.

New details in murder-suicide involving ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton

Channel 2 Investigates has learned more about the criminal history of Darryl Hamilton's girlfriend, the woman who police say killed him and then herself. Audio of the 911 call made by her ex-husband on the day of the shootings was also released.

Allegations of horse neglect in Conroe

More than 30 horses have died at a Conroe horse breeding facility in the last four months due to malnourishment and neglect according to former employees. The owner denies those allegations. The Montgomery County district attorney is investigating. 

Push made to fund car removals from bayous

Houston's submerged secrets are closer to being brought to the surface.

Fallout over Confederate flag debate

Vandals have again defaced the statue of Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas as another push is underway to remove it from the Austin campus.

Driver slams vehicle into bar in Montrose

A cleanup is underway after a car crashed into a Montrose bar Tuesday.

Arrest warrant issued for masseur accused of inappropriate touching

An arrest warrant has been issued by Sugar Land police for a man accused of inappropriately touching a woman during a massage.

'Uber Puppies' helps with adoptions for a day

If you use Uber, you may have received an email this morning about 'Uber Puppies' arriving today.

Home invasion suspects lead police on chase from Cinco Ranch to SW Houston

Police have arrested one of two home invasion suspects after they led officers on a high-speed chase from Fort Bend County to southwest Houston.

Houston driver finds alligator underneath his truck

A Houston driver had quite the scare Tuesday after finding an alligator hiding underneath his truck.

Recent rain spikes dangerous bacteria in waters

Health experts say there's always bacteria and amoebas in lakes and beaches, but right now there's a higher elevation due to recent rain.

PD: Argument between co-workers leads to fatal road rage shooting

Houston police are investigating what appears to be a deadly road-rage incident among co-workers after they left work in Clear Lake on Monday.

Former TSU employee accused of stealing thousands of dollars

A former Texas Southern University employee is facing multiple charges.

Bicyclists stage die-in at Houston City Hall

Bike riders made a statement without saying a word Tuesday.

Man leads officers on chase, arrested at his NW Harris County home

A man is in custody after leading authorities on a chase from Tomball to northwest Harris County Tuesday afternoon, then running inside his home.

3 firefighters injured battling blaze at Pasadena apartments

An apartment building in Pasadena caught fire for a second time Tuesday morning, forcing firefighters to return to the scene to douse smoldering hot spots.

Houston Zoo announces death of 40-year-old grizzly bear

The Houston Zoo is mourning the loss of one of its animals Tuesday.

Killen's Barbecue ranked No. 2 BBQ destination in America

It’s been featured in GQ Magazine, Texas Monthly and Houstonia Magazine; now it's on to yet  another feature in Food Network.

Liver transplant survivor celebrates quinceanera at Children's Memorial Hermann

A young transplant survivor celebrated her quinceañera at a place many may not expect.  

73-year-old man killed in traffic accident

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at 11000 Westheimer Road.

Pasadena man accused of taping dog's mouth shut

A Pasadena man is behind bars after allegedly taping a dog's mouth shut and beating it with his fist.

4 suspects arrested in connection with several burglaries in The Woodlands

Four people are under arrest in connection with several burglaries in The Woodlands area.

Bottled water from Niagra recalled

Niagra Bottling is recalling a number of brands after discovering a spring source of its water may have been contaminated with E. coli.

Ex-police chief in Texas found dead, after FBI alleges theft

A former Rio Grande City police chief died in what authorities said Tuesday was a possible suicide, hours after the FBI accused him of stealing more than $44,000 in federal grant money.

3 on Texas 10 Most Wanted lists caught, 1 Oklahoma arrest

Three men on the Texas 10 Most Wanted lists have been captured in the past two weeks.

Houston man gets 14 years for sex trafficking of girls

A Houston man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the sex trafficking of girls in Texas, Louisiana and Colorado.

Woman hospitalized after wearing skinny jeans

A 35-yearold Australian woman was hospitalized after her skinny jeans cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles, which caused her to collapse.

Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton killed by girlfriend in murder-suicide, police say

The Pearland Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide after former MLB player Darryl Hamilton and his girlfriend were found fatally shot inside their home.

Man shot after car breaks down along 288

Houston police say a man was shot after his car broke down along 288 and Yellowstone late Monday night.  

Houston to host IWF World Championships in November

The U.S. Olympic Committee has announced that Houston will be hosting the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships at the George R. Brown Convention from Nov. 20-28.

Charges upgraded against hit-and-run driver after victim dies

Charges filed against a man who struck three people at a bus stop have been upgraded after one of his victims died.

Lawsuit filed against resort in Lake Conroe after boy shot in head with arrow

Houston attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. in Lake Conroe after a 7-year-old boy was shot in the head with an arrow at the resort. Attorneys are holding a press conference at 10 a.m. to address the case.  Watch the livestream on Click2Houston.com.

Thieves break open ATM inside The Woodlands gas station

Surveillance video has been released of two alleged thieves breaking into an ATM inside a gas station in The Woodlands.

Senate approves new TSA chief

The Transportation Security Administration has a new leader.

2 men wanted for stealing car from gas station

Crime Stoppers and the Harris County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to solve an auto theft case.

Highway 225 at Allen Genoa reopens after fatal truck wreck

The westbound lanes of Highway 225 at Allen Genoa have reopened after a fatal truck accident involving a Hazmat spill.

Police: 12-year-old crashes car into Cedar Park home

A man has been cited after police say his 12-year-old son drove a vehicle into a house and hit a gas line in Cedar Park.

Dallas man sentenced to 8 years in mailed steroids case

A North Texas man has been sentenced to eight years in a U.S. prison in an anabolic steroids case involving packages mailed from Asia.

Water slide launches riders into the air

Summer is in full swing, and for Texans it's all about trying to stay cool. For some of us, that means spending as much time in the water as possible.

BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas has the world's longest lazy river (according to their website), wake boarding and a new super slide called the Royal…

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FTC asked to investigate Uber over location data collection

A privacy group is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber over its newly updated privacy policy.

As Seen on TV: 'My cleaning secret'

Cleaning made hassle free with As Seen On TV Tuesday's ceaning product that actually works!

Suspect steals pickup truck from northeast Houston gas station

Houston police are searching for a suspect who stole a pickup truck from a northeast Houston gas station Monday night.

Walmart, other retailers pull confederate flag

Walmart, the country's largest retailer, will remove all confederate flag merchandise from its stores, the company told CNN Monday.

Woman believes image of Christ on her tortilla

 A woman in Mexico is not eating one tortilla because of what's on it, she says its an image of Jesus Christ.

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Singer Patsy Cline to return to stage as hologram

Singer Patsy Cline will return to the stage as a hologram more than five decades after her death.

Identical twins give birth on same day at Woman's Hospital of Texas

It was an unexpected delivery for two pregnant identical twins who gave birth to their babies on the same day.

Two men accused of sexually assaulting woman

Two men accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a party each face a charge of sexual assault.

Students removed from Alief ISD bus moments before it catches fire

There were no injuries after an Alief Independent School District bus loaded with children caught fire Monday.

Embattled convention chief arrested again

Harris County court records show the head of the Pasadena Convention Center is facing two felony DWI charges stemming from incidents occurring in two cities.

Woman faces charge after 3-year-old son found wandering on highway

The mother of a 3-year-old boy found walking the busy streets of Houston is facing charges.


Tips to avoid a moving scam

Moving is one of the most stressful events people have to deal with at some point. Finding a reputable mover is no easy task with impostors out there trying to scam consumers.

HCSO: Man released from prison 2 weeks ago leads deputies on chase

Two suspects were taken into custody after a police chase ended in a crash in northeast Houston. K-9 Officer Gunnar, who KPRC 2 sponsors, helped to catch one of the suspects.

Mother accused of leaving children home alone speaks out

A Harris County mother faces two child abandonment charges after deputies say they found her three kids, ages 7 years to 8 months, home alone at her apartment.

Lester Holt to anchor 'NBC Nightly News'

Having worn many hats throughout his storied career, Lester Holt is now taking on his biggest role yet as the permanent anchor of "NBC Nightly News."

Supreme Court decision on gay marriage expected soon

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon whether same-sex couples have the Constitutional right to marry and to have that marriage recognized in other states.

Crash leaves power lines across road in Memorial area

A crash in the Memorial area left a dangerous and messy scene behind.

Firefighter hospitalized after battling fire in West University

One firefighter was taken to a hospital with heat exhaustion after battling a house fire in West University on Monday.

Galveston task force agents arrest child sexual predators in sting operation

Eleven people were arrested last week in a sting operation aimed at catching sexual predators soliciting minors online. 

Police searching for driver in deadly hit-and-run on South Loop

Police are looking for the driver who hit a motorcycle on the South Loop and then left the area.

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car

A motorcyclist was killed after he crashed into a car that was making an unprotected left turn at a green light in southwest Houston Friday night. 

Father accidentally kills 2-year-old son with SUV

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened at 1:50 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Braysworth Drive.

I-10 Katy Freeway westbound reopens at Brazos River after truck fire

The I-10 Katy Freeway westbound has reopened at the Brazos River after a truck fire earlier Monday.

South Carolina governor calls for removal of Confederate flag

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed.

Boy, 5, on bicycle fatally struck by vehicle

A 5-year-old boy was killed when he turned his bicycle in front of an oncoming car Saturday.

HPD investigating assault of man at SW Houston apartment complex

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a man was assaulted around 12:30 a.m. Saturday at an apartment complex at 6101 Rampart Street.

Complaint: Man smuggled currency to pay for quinceanera

A federal complaint says a South Texas man attempted to smuggle more than $200,000 in currency into Mexico in exchange for a payment that would cover his daughter's quinceanera.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Texas whooping crane appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider a ruling that found Texas was not directly responsible for the deaths of 23 endangered whooping cranes and doesn't have to develop a conservation plan to protect the birds' habitat.

Texas plans $1B Austin project to house state offices

A construction project in excess of $1 billion will include three new state office buildings in Austin and the renovation of other state-owned properties.

4 arrested after woman attacked, carjacked and robbed

Four people are charged with aggravated robbery after police say they attacked a 67-year-old woman and stole her car and purse.

HCSO: Suspects use day care van in pizza parlor attempted smash-and-grab

Deputies are investigating after suspects used a stolen day care van to ram into a pizza parlor in an attempted smash-and-grab Monday.

Man charged in hit-and-run crash that injured 3 at bus stop in SW Houston

Houston police have charged a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that injured multiple people in southwest Houston.

Texas Black Expo brings stars, trades and messages of empowerment to Houston

The George R. Brown Center hosted the Texas Black Expo on June 11-14, with almost 5,000 attendees. This year is the 12th year the Expo has come to Houston, and each year it brings star-studded guests, homestyle food and a tradeshow, all with one purpose — empowering people and communities.

The danger of buying fake products

Knock-off handbags and sunglasses are nothing new to Houston, but some counterfeit products can be dangerous.

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Heinz apologizes for saucy porn site mix-up

One of the world’s most popular condiments is apologizing after an outdated promotion accidentally led a customer to a porn website.

HCSO: Man fatally shot after lunging at deputy with drill

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal deputy-involved shooting.

Driver extracted after flipping over SUV

A driver of an SUV lost control of his car and ended up flipped over in the grass in south Houston.

Pet first aid tricks

For many, pets are members of the family and, just like with children, accidents happen.

Sinkhole opens up on Chimney Rock Road in southwest Houston

A truck fell into a sinkhole on Chimney Rock Road on Sunday.

Mayoral candidate Bell calls for investigation into historic flooding

Houston's historic flooding in May was the topic of a meeting in Meyerland on Sunday.

Man killed after he loses control of car, slams into tree

A 20-year-old was killed after lost control of his Ford Mustang and slammed into a tree in Baytown on Saturday night.

Man robbed, shot in apartment parking lot

A man was taken to the hospital in serious condition Sunday morning after police said he was robbed and shot in an apartment complex parking lot. 

Son defends mother from beating by shooting stepfather, police say

A son defended his mother from his stepfather by shooting him twice, according to Houston police. 

High-speed chase ends near Brenham, two taken into custody

A high-speed chase that started in Houston ended near Brenham Sunday morning and police took two people into custody. 

Driver who struck 3 people with car taken into custody, police say

Police said they have apprehended a driver who struck three people with his car in southwest Houston Saturday night.

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1 dead, 9 others shot at Detroit block party

Ten people were shot and one of them died when someone opened fire at a block party on a basketball court in Detroit.

Gov. Abbott cuts $300M from Texas budget, vetoes 42 bills

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has cut $300 million from the Texas budget and vetoed 42 bills, including two that would have tightened loose ethics laws that he vowed to strengthen upon taking office.

42nd Annual Juneteenth Parade in Third Ward

Hundreds lined the streets of Third Ward on Saturday for the annual Juneteenth celebration, 150 years after the end of slavery was announced in Texas.

Houstonians pay respects to Charleston shooting victims

As thousands pray for the victims of a deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, church members in Houston are praying with them.

Alligator captured in Conroe neighborhood

Conroe residents had quite the surprise visitor Friday night when they found a large alligator roaming their neighborhood.

HCSO investigating fatal accident in north Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident that happened in north Harris County on Saturday.

Rising San Bernard River causes flooding in Fort Bend County neighborhood

Rising water from the San Bernard River  are creating an obstacle for residents in the Tierra Grande neighborhood.

22-year-old killed in shooting at party

A 22-year-old was shot and killed at a northeast Harris County apartment complex Saturday. 

2 dead, suspect sought after fatal shootings in East Texas

Police are seeking a suspected gunman after a man and a woman were fatally shot at a house in East Texas.

Days after attack at black church, grief hangs in the air

People prayed, dropped colorful flowers and wrote inspirational notes Saturday at the black church where nine people were shot earlier this week at the end of a Bible study meeting.

Harris County cancer cluster may be linked to San Jacinto River

A cancer cluster found in eastern Harris County could be linked to the polluted San Jacinto River. 

Voluntary evacuation issued for part of Rosenberg canceled

The city of Rosenberg issued a voluntary evacuation for residences in potential areas of impact on June 18 but lifted the evacuation Saturday morning.

Voluntary evacuation issued for part of Rosenberg canceled

The city of Rosenberg issued a voluntary evacuation for residences in potential areas of impact on June 18 but lifted the evacuation Saturday morning.

Man flown to hospital after running across street, being hit by car

A man was flown to the hospital in critical condition after he suddenly ran across the street and was hit by a car, according to deputies. 

Driver leads police on chase, runs into HPD unit

Officials say a driver was arrested after he led police on a chase and then crashed into an officer's vehicle Friday night. 

Robbers hold hair salon employees at gunpoint, shoot man twice

A man was taken to the hospital in serious condition after he was shot twice by a gunman in northwest Houston Friday. 

U.S. Coast Guard responds to oil spill on Bolivar Peninsula

The U.S. Coast Guard is cleaning up an area of oil seepage on the Bolivar Peninsula on Saturday.

Friend of accused Charleston shooter speaks out

A Houston man says he was a childhood friend of the accused Charleston church shooter.

Arrest made in murder of Cypress mother

A 30-year-old Houston man has been charged with capital murder in the killing of a young mother who was stabbed to death at her home on Mother's Day.

What to avoid when considering roof repairs

Hidden camera video recorded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows some roofers purposefully ripping up shingles, scraping away some of the adhesive and outlining "fake wind damage" in chalk.

Fire crews respond to warehouse fire near Bush IAH

Fire crews were on the scene of a warehouse fire  at Shirley Lane and Lee Road near Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday.

Pasadena police involved in high-speed chase

A high-speed chase involving Pasadena Police was caught on camera.

Ex-Mexican governor accused in Texas money laundering case

A former governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas has been charged with money laundering in Texas, according to an unsealed federal indictment.

Community gathers to welcome boy home from hospital

The Sugar Land community gathered Friday evening to welcome a 12-year-old boy home from the hospital.

Celebration at Galveston site where emancipation of slaves was first read

On the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, U.S. Senator John Cornyn will speak at the historic Ashton Villa, one of the locations in Galveston where the announcement of the emancipation of slaves was first read.

$13K stolen from mother at park

A mother who saved up thousands of dollars to buy school supplies is devastated after it was stolen from a local park.

Deputies arrest man after standoff in N. Harris County

A standoff with deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Office ended peacefully at a motorcycle shop Friday.

Second teen found guilty in satanic killing of 15-year-old girl

The teen who was on trial for the satanic ritual killing of a teen girl has been found guilty and has been given an automatic life sentence.

Man accused of fatally shooting man over loud music found not guilty

A man accused in a deadly shooting over loud music is found not guilty Friday.

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Rachel Dolezal – Why are we so outraged and what lessons can we learn?

Is it because so many of us are still struggling and are not reaching our fullest potential with the cards we were dealt?  Some have said that.  Or is it that we feel like an imposter is better at “being black” than those born into the race? Others have said that. Then again, is it a slap in the…

Caught on cam: Suspect pours liquid, sets fire to ice house in Old Town Spring

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the person who set fire at an ice house in Old Town Spring on June 11.

No injuries after train cars derail in East End

A train derailment caused traffic in the East End on Friday.

Watch: 4-year-old takes first aerobatic flight

One little girl is giving the saying, "living on the edge" a new meaning after a video of her first aerobatic flight went viral.

Watch: Toilet paper wedding dresses hit the runway

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something two-ply? That’s right. Toilet paper has become the latest accessory for some designers who are using it to craft a bridal look.

Father of 8 shot and killed on his way to work

A family is searching for answers after their father was shot and killed on his way to work.

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Jon Stewart holds off on jokes to address Charleston church shootings

The church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina left, the "Daily Show's" Jon Stewart jokeless Thursday night.

Deputies arrest couple after Sugar Land drug bust

A couple accused of drug trafficking was arrested Thursday morning after investigators raided their home in Sugar Land, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

HISD board members vote to terminate contract with Hope Academy

The Houston Independent School District board met Thursday and voted to terminate its contract with Hope Academy.

Homeowner shoots intruder in face during attempted home invasion

A homeowner fought back and opened fire on an intruder who was trying to break into his home Friday morning, according to Pasadena police.

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Vigils held to commemorate victims in Charleston church shooting

Local church leaders in community theaters spoke out Thursday afternoon about the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine people dead.

Surveillance video shows 2 thieves stealing 18-wheeler, trailer

Deputies hope dashcam surveillance video will lead them to a couple of auto thieves in Cypress.

Jailer accused of beating handcuffed inmate

A jailer is accused of beating a handcuffed inmate at the City of Houston's Central Jail on June 10.

Woman caught on camera stealing blouses from Marlo Miller Boutique

A woman was caught on surveillance cameras stealing high-priced cloths at the Marlo Miller Boutique and what the owner did afterward is getting a lot of attention on social media.

New technology curbs dangers of high-speed chases

They're dangerous, unpredictable, and too often, they turn deadly: high-speed chases.

Two men followed man from bank, stole money from his car, police say

Two men were arrested Thursday, accused of following and then burglarizing a bank customer.

1 killed, another flown to hospital after head-on crash in NE Houston

One woman was killed and two cars were crumpled after investigators said a woman crashed head-on into another driver in the 12000 block of Wallisville Road Thursday evening.

Man says someone shot at his car, shattered his back windshield

A driver said he is lucky to be alive after his horrifying encounter with a gunman Wednesday night.

Highlands Little League field hit by copper thieves for the third time

A copper theft at a Northeast Harris County baseball field has left the Highlands Little League with some big costs for the third time in the past three months. 

FBI agents raid Texas City home, remove computers and trunks

FBI agents raided a Texas City home Thursday morning.

Police find baby left alone in car

Police said they discovered a baby left alone inside a car after a minor police chase Thursday morning.

Police chase ends in east Harris County; one man arrested

Officers said a man’s father gave them permission to go inside his home and arrest his son after he led police on a chase for more than half-an-hour on Thursday.

Spirit Airlines customers face canceled flights, delays due to weather

Spirit Airlines customers are facing long lines at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday, after weather delayed or canceled flights across the country.

$100K reward offered in hopes of finding killer of HPD officer in 2003

A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered HPD Officer Charles Clark on April 3, 2003.  The case is now considered a cold case, after the conviction for the man condemned in the deadly shooting was recently overturned.

Police: Man fatally shot in head after girlfriend's car sprayed with bullets

A man was fatally shot in the head Thursday morning after his girlfriend's car was sprayed with bullets along the Southwest Freeway frontage road in Stafford.

Introducing Texas-themed app, TexMoji

Whataburger, Big Red and the Alamo are all well-known symbols in the lone star state but with the recent launch of Texas-themed emoji’s, those and many more Texas icons can become house hold names nationwide. TexMoji is available to download from the app store for all iPhones with an Android…

Lester Holt takes over as NBC ' Nightly New' anchor

NBC News says that Brian Williams will not return to his job as "Nightly News" anchor, but will remain anchor breaking news reports at the cable network MSNBC.  Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since the suspension, will take over the job full-time.

Shooting at Charleston church not the first act of terrorism on site

Charleston, South Carolina is a city saturated with historical churches, which is how it got the nickname “The Holy City.” The Emanuel AME church in the heart of downtown perhaps has more significance to the rest of the nation than any other.

Get paid $55,000 to test nail polish

If you have a passion for beauty products, specifically nail polish, then you might want to apply for the job as a nail tester.

Nailbox, a nail polish subscription service in the UK, is looking for nail testers to try and review 50 nail polishes and accessories each month for $55,375.42.

White man arrested in killing of 9 in historic black church

A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston.

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Supreme Court: Texas OK to reject confederate flag plate

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Texas is allowed to reject a license plate design that featured a confederate battle flag.

Two rescued from home engulfed in flames

Two people were rescued from a fire inside their northwest Harris County home Wednesday night.

Man shot while sitting inside vehicle at southwest Houston apartments

A man was rushed to the hospital early Thursday after someone shot him while he was sitting inside a vehicle in southwest Houston.

App delivers gas to your tank

If you feel like your gas tank is always on empty and you dread driving to the gas station to fill up, you're going to love a new app created by two University of Houston graduates.

3-alarm fire at strip center on FM 1960 and North Freeway

Crews responded to a three-alarm fire in Spring about 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Firefighters use Jaws of Life to rescue delivery driver after crash

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue a pizza delivery driver from his car after a crash Wednesday night.

Uber driver accused of raping customer will not face charges

A Houston Uber driver accused of rape will not face charges. A grand jury says there's not enough evidence to indict him.

Surveillance video shows robber grabbing money bag, running from store

Police are sharing surveillance video of a robber who stole from a northeast Houston store on May 6.

Deputies looking for 3 men who robbed Whataburger in Cinco Ranch

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find three men wanted for robbing a Whataburger Monday night.    

Mother's friend hides 3-year-old in closet during home invasion

A young mother said she, her 3-year-old daughter and two friends were inside her apartment at the Camden Oak Crest Complex on Richmond at West Houston Center when two men came in.   

46-year-old accused of masturbating in front of 9-year-old

A 46-year-old man is accused of walking into a Buc-ees near Freeport and masturbating in front of a 9-year-old girl.

Rental car startup growing in popularity

Austin based start-up Silvercar, founded by Luke Schneider, is honored as one of the most promising and innovative startups.

3 arrests made in double murder, kidnapping in Cypress

Three arrests were made in connection with a double murder that happened in Cypress on May 7.

Woman from Texas City found dead in Cove

Deputies are asking for the public’s help to find the person who killed a 38-year-old in Cove, Texas.

Tropical Storm Bill leaves behind little damage in Surfside

One of the area first hit by Tropical Storm Bill was along the coast, including Surfside. No major damage from the storm has been reported in the city, and residents even said the wind has helped create excellent surfing conditions.

USPS: Mailman bitten by pit bull in east Houston

The U.S. Postal Service said one of its mailmen was attacked by a pit bull in east Houston Wednesday afternoon.

Brian Williams expected to stay at NBC

NBC and Williams have come to a tentative agreement that will keep Williams at the network after his six-month suspension ends in August.

Report: FBI investigates Cardinals for allegedly hacking Astros front office

The FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals front office for breaking into baseball networks of the Houston Astros, according to published reports.

HPD: Man fatally shot in head while visiting family in southeast Houston

A man is dead after a group of gunmen shot and killed him during a game of dominoes inside a southeast Houston home Tuesday.

PD: Teen records himself rapping to Drake while driving stolen vehicle

A teen leaves damaging evidence in his cellphone after recording himself singing and rapping inside of a stolen vehicle, according to La Porte police.

Prominent zoological leader Lee Ehmke to head Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has selected Lee Ehmke to be the next president and CEO.  Ehmke will begin this new role on September 8.

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95-car train hauling limestone derails in Sealy

A 95-car train traveling to Katy came to a halt after six cars derailed and four rolled onto their sides Wednesday morning.

Video: Man says KFC served him a deep-fried rat

Los Angeles security guard Devorise Dixon claims KFC served him a deep-fried rat, but KFC believes Dixon is deceiving the public.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Overturned big rig on Katy Freeway westbound at I-45 North

Three main lanes on I-10 Katy Freeway westbound at I-45 North have been shut down due to an overturned 18-wheeler.

HPD: Man caught burglarizing cars in the Heights arrested after police chase

Houston police captured a man who was seen breaking into a car in the Heights early Wednesday.

OEM officials provide updates on Tropical Depression Bill

Officials with the Office of Emergency Management provided the latest updates Wednesday on Tropical Depression Bill. 

Man, woman wanted in attempted ATM smash-and-grab in north Harris County

A man and a woman are on the run after the two allegedly attempted to steal an ATM from a gas station in north Harris County Wednesday.

New townhomes engulfed in flames in southeast Houston

A fire broke out at several newly constructed townhomes in southeast Houston, late Tuesday.

New strain of dog flu highly contagious

A new strain of dog flu, affecting thousands of animals across the country, is causing many people to rethink plans to board their dogs for summer travel.

School closings due to Tropical Storm Bill

The National Weather Service is predicting that severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Bill will hit the Houston area. School district and local officials are taking precautions, announcing closures and cancellations.

Storm causes flooding in Matagorda County

Rising water is a cause for concern in Palacios.

Former soccer coach pleads guilty to sex charges

A soccer coach at Langham Creek High School accused in January of having a sexual relationship with a female student has pleaded guilty to improper relations with a student.

American Red Cross opens additional shelters, reception centers

Red Cross teams are working around the clock at the statewide disaster headquarters to help those already affected by recent floods and tornadoes as well as those displaced by the latest tropical storm system.

Northbound lanes of I-45 reopen after four-vehicle accident

The northbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at NASA Road 1 reopened after a four-vehicle accident happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

2 men arrested in murder of Katy-area woman

Two Houston men face murder charges in the death of a Katy-area woman on May 28.

Deputies search for 3 home burglary suspects

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for help identifying three suspects responsible for burglary.

Galveston lifeguards warn of dangerous rip currents in water

Lifeguards have made no water rescues in Galveston as of Tuesday afternoon. The water is very intimidating looking, Peter Davis of Galveston Beach Patrol said, and that is helping keep people out of the water.

Heavy truck accident cause delays on Highway 225 westbound at Richey

An accident involving a heavy truck caused major delays Tuesday afternoon on Highway 225 westbound at Richey Road.

Bill Read Blog: Tropical Storm Bill moving inland

At 2 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Bill was located just inland between Seadrift and Rockport.  Bill was moving toward the west at 9 mph.

Cat thrown from car, man charged with animal cruelty

A man was charged with animal cruelty after allegedly throwing a cat out of a moving vehicle and killing the cat, authorities said.

Donald Trump is running for president in 2016

Donald Trump is finally taking the plunge. The real estate mogul and TV reality star launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office.

Coast Guard closes waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay

The Coast Guard has closed the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill approaches.

Beachgoers rush to Galveston before severe weather

The waves are calm and tide was low in Galveston on Sunday, but a tropical disturbance brewing in the Gulf of Mexico could soon pose a danger to the area.

Avoiding dangerous roads during severe weather

After several people lost their lives driving into high water during Memorial Day's historic flooding, local officials are trying to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself.


How much bacteria is on money in your pocket?

Before we give you the dirty details you should know: Most bacteria are harmless. Many of them are actually helpful, right?

Necessities running low as city prepares for storm

Taking a lesson from the floods a few weeks ago and ready for an active season, people wrapped around the grocery store aisles waiting to buy out the store.

Voluntary evacuation ordered for residents of Bolivar Peninsula

Effective at noon Monday, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents of Bolivar Peninsula, which include the unincorporated areas of Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Gilchrist.

What to do if you're trapped in floodwater

As we've seen this week, floods can quickly turn dangerous and deadly, especially for people who get stranded in high water. So what do you do if you're faced with this situation? KPRC 2’s Bill Spencer has the tips that could save your life.

Press conference on effort to combat sale of synthetic marijuana

Officials are holding a news conference Monday regarding a combined effort to discuss how officials are trying to combat the sale of Kush, a so-called synthetic marijuana, and other dangerous chemicals marketed to children.  Watch the livestream at 2 p.m. on Click2Houston.com.

Jeb Bush officially announces run for White House

Jeb Bush formally announced Monday his ambitions of being the next president of the United States.  He made the announcement in his adopted hometown during an appearance at Miami Dade College.  "I know we can fix this, because I've done it," Bush said.

Texas City ISD summer school classes canceled

Summer school for students in Texas City ISD has been canceled, according to district officials.

Rachel Dolezal steps down as NAACP Spokane president

The president of the NAACP Spokane, Washington, chapter Rachel Dolezal has resigned, according to a letter from her which was posted Monday on the NAACP Spokane Facebook page.

Groundbreaking ceremony with Mayor Annise Parker on Post Oak bus project

Mayor Annise Parker and a group of civic leaders will officially break ground on the Post Oak Boulevard Project in Uptown Houston Monday morning. You can watch the celebration on our livestream beginning at 10 a.m. on Click2Houston.com.

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency expands help for flooding victims

Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert announcing an expansion of disaster assistance registration capabilities for residents impacted by the Memorial Day flooding incident. Watch the livestream beginning at 10 a.m. on Click2Houston.com

Weather Live Chat happening now on KPRC2 Facebook page

Meteorologists Justin Stapleton and Khambrel Marshall are answering all of your questions live on our Facebook page on the possible tropical disturbance hitting the Gulf coast.

HCSO: Men lead constables on chase after spotted driving stolen vehicle

Three men led Pct. 4 constables on a chase after they were spotted driving a stolen vehicle in northwest Harris County, deputies said.

Resale shop suffers major damage after fire

Flames break out inside a resale shop in northeast Houston.

Resale shop engulfed in flames in northeast Houston

Firefighters are investigating what caused a fire to break out at a northeast Houston resale shop Sunday night.

Police: Bystander shot during altercation at gas station

A bystander was sent to the hospital after an argument lead to a shooting outside a northeast Houston gas station early Monday.

Walgreens to expand digital medical service application

The hassle of making a doctor's appointment for minor aches and pains could soon be a thing of the past.

SPCA's advice for pet owners during severe weather

Pets are something to be concerned about while preparing for storms.

Former Marine, firefighter 'pays it forward'

Travis Howze survived the 2007 furniture store fire in South Carolina that killed nine firefighters, then was part of the recovery team to retrieve them. Howze shares his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder following that horrible night, his ways of coping and helping others through…

Possible ending to power struggle in Galveston County

A 10-month dispute between several judges and the Galveston County commissioners appears to have ended Saturday.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announces opening of disaster recovery center

There will be a permanent place for Houstonians who need federal flooding assistance.

Suspect killed after attack on Dallas police headquarters

A man planted pipe bombs outside of Dallas' police headquarters early Saturday before opening fire on the building and officers who tried to stop him, spraying the building and a squad car with bullets during a wild street battle but injuring no one.

HPD: Man found shot to death in southeast Houston

Houston police found a man shot to death inside his home Sunday morning.

Houston Ballet cancels Sunday show amid water damage to Brown Theater

The Houston Ballet is canceling its 2 p.m. performance Sunday. of "Taming of the Shrew".

Deputies: Shots fired through windshield during road rage argument

Shots were fired through a windshield when during a road rage argument Sunday morning, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Man shot after 'cutting in line' dispute

A dispute over "cutting in line" led to a shooting inside a gas station early Sunday morning, according to Houston police.

Galveston emergency officials preparing for more rain along coast

Downpours caused roads to flood in parts of Galveston County on Saturday.

HPD officer struck by vehicle during funeral procession

A multivehicle accident has shut down all southbound lanes of the 610 West Loop at Bellaire Boulevard.

Dumpster fire prompts evacuation of Richmond movie theater

A movie theater in Richmond was evacuated because of a fire Saturday.

Man hospitalized after being shot while doing yard work

A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot as he worked in his front yard.

All Flash Flood Warnings, Watches dropped as heavy rain moves out

The heaviest rain is giving southeast Texas a break now. All watches and warnings have been dropped as of 12:39 p.m. Saturday.

Carlos becomes a hurricane over Pacific off southwest Mexico

Hurricane Carlos formed Saturday over the Pacific Ocean south of Acapulco, Mexico, prompting a hurricane watch to be issued for a swath of that country's southwest coastline, U.S.-based forecasters said.

Parents accused of injuring 14-year-old daughter

A child is in the care of her grandmother after her parents were accused of assaulting her.

Abbott at indoor gun range to sign open, campus carry bills

Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else.

Juneteenth Events cancelled due to threat of severe weather

Due to the threat of severe weather, Texas City has cancelled the Juneteenth Parade and the Charles Brown Juneteenth Celebration at Bay Street Park.

Deputies: Man shot outside home, gunman loose

A man is in serious condition after getting shot outside his home in northwest Harris County, according to deputies.

Weight loss program aims to balance diet, lifestyle changes

Getting started on a weight loss program can be a big challenge for those looking to get fit. However, there is one plan that aims to balance diet and lifestyle changes.

Man accused of secretly recording sex with ex-girlfriend

A Cypress man is being accused of secretly recording his ex-girlfriend in their most intimate bedroom moments and then sending screen shots to her co-workers and neighborhood homeowner's association.

Illegal dumping in southwest Houston neighborhood irks residents

Residents of Glenshire are fed up over people illegally dumping in their neighborhood.

1 shot, 1 pistol-whipped at convenience store in N. Harris County

One person was shot and another person was pistol-whipped Friday at a convenience store in north Harris County. Three men are on the run, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

Prison worker arrested, accused of aiding 2 NY escapees

A worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison has been arrested on charges she helped two convicted killers escape.

Galveston County Commissioners locked in legal battle with judges

A power struggle between judges and Galveston County Commissioners prompted a special session Saturday.

Traffic stops, stings net 7 arrests for meth, other drugs in Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County officials caught multiple citizens with methamphetamine while conducting a number of random traffic stops, and other offenses, illustrating a growing problem with drug possession in the area.  Eight people were arrested over a seven-day period.

Sketch released of man sought in Missouri City home invasion

Missouri City police released a sketch Friday of a man they believe was part of a home invasion Monday.

Texas Supreme Court unanimously rules drainage fee proposition misleading

The Supreme Court of Texas has sided with a group of Houstonians who argue a 2010 proposition that led to a drainage fee levied on property owners was misrepresented by Mayor Annise Parker.

Body found in car in northwest Houston

Homicide detectives with the Houston Police Department said a man they found dead in a car Friday in norhtwest Houston appears to have died of natural causes.

Two children killed in ATV accident in Chambers County

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister are dead and two other children are injured after an ATV accident in Chambers County on Thursday.

Motorcycle rider taunts deputies, kicks patrol vehicles and speeds off

Harris County Precinct 4 constables are searching for a motorcycle rider who is taunting deputies in the area by kicking their patrol cars and speeding off.  A press conference is being held at 3 p.m., and dashcam video will be released.  Watch the livestream on Click2Houston.com.

Prosecutor in Anthony Graves case disbarred

Friday Charles Sebasta, the district attorney who prosecuted Anthony Graves for capital murder, was found guilty of unethical conduct and disbarred as a result.

Galveston Beach officials report uptick in jellyfish stings

The Gulf of Mexico is no stranger to schools of jellyfish, but this time of year these marine critters tend to become more prevalent. Galveston Beach Patrol officials reported a jump in jellyfish stings this week.

Man robbed after trying to sell video game console on Craigslist

A Houston man who was robbed after he posted an ad on Craigslist is speaking out.

Agencies offering assistance to Meyerland homeowners

Figuring out where to start when it comes to rebuilding their homes is a daunting task for many Meyerland residents.

FBCSO seeking man who stole from tanning salon

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who stole from a tanning salon in the Richmond area.

Watch: Kitten rescued from highway drain

The Houston SPCA rescued a 4-month-old kitten that was trapped in a highway drain during rush hour traffic Thursday.

Suspects wanted in smash-and-grab robbery at jewelry store in Texas City

Texas City police are searching for three suspects wanted in a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store.

HFD: 4-year-old plays with lighter, sets house on fire

The Houston Fire Department believes a little girl started a house fire after she was playing with a lighter inside a closet Thursday night.

FBCSO: Man snatches elderly woman's wallet in Sugar Land

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who stole a 76-year-old woman's wallet in Sugar Land.

Pearland PD seeks man who robbed Subway restaurant

The Pearland Police Department is looking for a man who robbed a Subway sandwich shop around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.

HPD: Man found with knife on elementary school campus

A man who had a knife on an elementary school campus was arrested after he and another man led police on a foot chase in north Houston.

Plan for high-level radioactive waste in Texas opposed

Some West Texas residents have raised health and environmental concerns over a proposal to store high-level radioactive nuclear waste in their county.

WATCH LIVE: News conference on Waco biker shooting

The Waco police chief is providing the latest details on the biker shooting. Watch the livestream on Click2Houston.com.

Katy Road near Washington Avenue remains closed Friday morning

Katy Road between I-10 and 610 remains closed Friday morning due to a train derailment, according to TxDOT.

Video appears to show HS softball catcher knock runners to ground

A player on the Needville High School softball team is receiving a lot of criticism for a move she made on the field during the 4A Texas state championship game vs. Huffman Hargrave.

#SnoopforCEO: Snoop says he's ready to be new CEO of Twitter

Rapper Snoop Dogg says he's ready to be he next Twitter CEO.

Celebration at Bush IAH marks inaugural Houston-Tokyo flight

The inaugural flight of All Nippon Airway's (ANA) newest route from Tokyo's Narita Airport to George Bush International Airport (IAH) arrived Friday.  A celebration was held marking the event.

Low-cost summer activities for kids

School is out for the summer; so how are you keeping your kids occupied? Consumer expert Amy Davis teamed up with Houston on the Cheap to bring you free events to keep your family on the go all summer long.

Lanes reopen on North Freeway at Crosstimbers after car flips over on highway

The northbound lanes of the North Freeway at Crosstimbers have reopened after a rollover crash.

#KyssiStrong: Community mourns loss of 6-year-old cancer patient

She stole the hearts of anyone she encountered, and was as adorable and high-spirited as any child could be, and despite her battles, she remained a beacon of light and hope for so many.  Sadly, cancer took away a bright, shining star.  Khrystin "Kyssi" Andrews died early Sunday, ending a…

Authorities respond to overnight fire in camping trailer

Cypress Creek Fire Department responds to a fire in a camping trailer.

Chase suspects crash into power pole in NE Harris Co.

A police chase that ended with a crash knocked out power to a northeast Houston neighborhood for a few hours early Friday morning.

25 helicopters fly in formation to break world record

Seeing one helicopter is nothing new, but seeing 25 flying in formation, now that's amazing.

4 teens accused of stealing from a Webster elementary school

Four teens face burglary charges after police say they broke into a Webster elementary school.

Teens say they were beaten up, robbed at Westfield High School

Spring Independent School District officials and police are investigating reports that two teenagers were beaten and robbed on the campus of Westfield High School after summer school classes.

Could your vehicle have 'hidden' warranty?

Warranty work is part of the daily routine for auto shop owner Dennis Raghunandan. But he recently came across a "hidden" warranty for a customer who was about to pay thousands for repairs.

WEB CHAT: Your blood donation questions answered

To kick off the KPRC 2 Summer Blood Drive, we will host a web chat on Wednesday, June 17, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Vehicle, home riddled with bullets while family was inside

Family members say they were inside their home Wednesday afternoon when someone drove by and riddled their house and vehicle with bullets. 

Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years

DNA evidence leads to rape charges against a man already behind bars for another crime.

Young cancer patients get summer camp in hospital waiting room

Hundreds of young cancer patients have the chance to have their own summer camp this week.

Houston police reveal most frequently stolen vehicles in May

The Houston Police Department released its list of the top stolen vehicles in the city in May.

HISD grade-changing scandal is still percolating

The grade-changing scandal in the Houston Independent School District continues to get attention. Board members met Thursday evening to discuss the future of a school that was found to have altered school records. 

Body believed to be drowning victim found in small lake in Spring Branch area

Houston police and Houston firefighters have located the body of a person who is believed to have drowned in a small lake in Spring Branch Thursday. 

2 homeowners chase away home invader in Rice Military area

A woman in the Rice Military area credits her basset hound with stopping an accused home invader from sneaking upstairs.

FBISD teacher resigns amid investigation of elementary student photos

A Fort Bend Independent School District teacher resigned Thursday morning amid an investigation into photos police say he took of elementary school students. Police are now trying to identify the students in the hundreds of photos.

Pct. 4: Man allegedly kidnaps, robs victim for Air Jordan shoes

A suspect has been arrested after he allegedly kidnapped and robbed a man for his Air Jordan tennis shoes, according to the Harris County Precinct Four Constable's Office.

Expert: Parents should talk to kids who had contact with doctor accused of child porn possession

Dr. Dennis Hughes had admitted viewing child pornography for the past 25 years. In that time, he’s worked with children at MD Anderson Children's Hospital, a local church and as a Pearland Little League coach. A child abuse expert says parents should take this time to talk to their kids even if…

PD: Man snapped cellphone pics of teen boy in library restroom

A man is wanted for allegedly snapping cellphone photos of a young teenage boy in a local library restroom and investigators believe there may be more victims.

Teen struck during police chase, driver on the run

Deputies are searching for a man who hit a 15-year-old while leading police on a chase in northwest Harris County.

Two women hit by car while walking

Two women are recovering after being hit by a car in northwest Harris County.

12-year-old hit by vehicle in New Territory, according to Fort Bend County SO

A 12-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle in New Territory Thursday evening, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. 

Fort Hood celebrates Army's 240th birthday

Fort Hood celebrated the Army's 240th birthday in style on Thursday.

Texas Medical Board suspends pediatric doctor accused of possessing child porn

The Texas Medical Board has suspended a pediatric oncologist accused of possessing hundreds of images of child pornography. 

18-wheeler stuck under Southwest Freeway overpass at Kirby Road

An 18-wheeler is stuck underneath the Southwest Freeway overpass at Kirby Road. 

Astrodome seats from online sale are now ready to be picked up

If you recently purchased Astrodome seats as a token of Houston history, you are now able to pick them up.

HPD: 17-year-old killed, 3 hospitalized after Third Ward shooting

Houston police are investigating a scene where four people were shot and one person died outside a Third Ward home Thursday morning.

Texas man arrested again for allegedly trying to have sex with horses

The Hildago County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who they say has a history of performing sexual acts on horses.

Emergency crews respond to wreck involving overturned car

Emergency crews are responding to an accident involving an overturned vehicle in southeast Houston.

1 arrested, 1 on run accused of targeting citizens at banks, gas stations

One suspect is in custody, and one remains on the run wanted in a series of aggressive jugging and sliding crimes in the Houston area.  Jugging and sliding are methods of targeting unsuspecting citizens, primarily at banks and gas stations.

Brazoria County man up for national honor

Dividing time to his community as a Brazoria County sheriff's deputy, serving the nation as a Marine while being a father of two children, defines a day in the life of Elder Gomez.

Two men force their way into a Sonic restaurant overnight

Two men are still on the loose after they forced their way into a Sonic restaurant and held three employees at gunpoint, according to police. 

Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

Christopher Lee, the prolific, aristocratic British actor who brought dramatic gravitas to screen villains from Count Dracula to James Bond enemy Scaramanga, has died at age 93.

J.J. Watt teams up with Arnold Schwarzenegger at CMT Music Awards

J.J. Watt attended the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night, and if his Twitter and Instagram are any indication, "He’ll be back."

Deer rescued from lake by fishermen

An unusual encounter for a pair of fisherman who helped rescue a deer struggling in a lake in Wisconsin.

Residents reporting fake FEMA teams in Fort Bend County

Fake FEMA agents are capitalizing on the losses of flood victims, according to the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.  

All southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Spur 5 are reopen

All southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway are reopen after a major two-vehicle wreck shut them down Thursday morning.

I-10 west between Brookshire and Sealy reopens after 18-wheeler accident

All westbound lanes of I-10 between Brookshire and Sealy are now back open after an 18-wheeler accident on Wednesday.

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Virgin Group's CEO to offer some dads paid leave

Certain employees at Virgin Group will soon be able to take advantage of a generous leave of absence.

Driver being chased by authorities hits pedestrian in NW Houston

A driver hit a pedestrian as he was trying to get away from Houston police and Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

HCSO: 18-year-old dies after mother finds him bloodied, unresponsive

An 18-year-old died after his mother found him bloodied and unresponsive inside their house Monday morning.

VIDEO: Liquor store owner says good Samaritans stopped vodka thieves

At first glance, a viral video with more than 740,000 views looks like an ordinary street brawl, but a liquor store owner says it is actually a lesson about doing the right thing. Minh Luu said it shows good Samaritans stepping in to stop the people who tried to steal from his store.

Devices designed to offer personal protection

From high-tech jewelry to low-tech alarms, a growing number of devices are designed to offer personal protection, particularly for people on the go.

Pediatric doctor accused of child porn free on bond

A pediatric oncologist at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital accused of possessing hundreds of images of child pornography posted $50,000 bond and left jail on Wednesday evening. 

LBJ Hospital loses data service, asks patients to go to other hospitals while repairs are being made

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is on an ambulance diversion and is asking patients to seek emergency care at another hospital while repairs are being made to its commercial data and telephone service, according to the Harris Health System. 

Union: DuPont should accept OSHA fines after deadly chemical release

The union representing workers at DuPont’s La Porte facility are calling on the chemical company to accept OSHA fines.

Former president of Riverside General Hospital sentenced to prison

The former president of Riverside General Hospital and two others have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a Medicare fraud scheme.

Woman arrested after 2-hour standoff in Baytown

Police and a SWAT team in Baytown arrested a woman after a two-hour standoff Wednesday morning.

6 hospital officials arrested by FBI

The president of a Houston hospital and five others are arrested months after federal agents raided the hospital.

Formerly conjoined twin released from hospital to join sister at home

Formerly conjoined twin Adeline Faith Mata was discharged Tuesday from Texas Children’s Hospital where she and her sister, Knatalye Hope, underwent a successful separation surgery on Feb. 17. Adeline now joins her sister, who was discharged on May 8.

Blue Bell listeria investigation over, CDC says

The investigation into the listeria outbreak in Blue Bell ice cream products is over, according to the CDC. However, Blue Bell products should not be consumed because "people could continue to get sick."

Man stole personal information from people signing up for Obamacare

A government contractor in Houston who was supposed to be signing people up for Obamacare stole personal information from at least 17 people around the country.

Thousands of HISD STAAR test scores found in UPS facility, says TEA

Thousands of students' STAAR test scores were found in a UPS shipment processing facility after they went missing on May 27, according to the Texas Education Agency. 

Officers open fire, kill gunman in Tomball

A 45-year-old handyman armed with a pistol-grip shotgun was shot to death by law enforcement officers Tuesday night.

HPD officer shot in back during traffic stop expected to make full recovery

A Houston police officer is recovering after being shot in the back during a traffic stop in Midtown Tuesday evening.

Thieves crawl around cluttered Chevron office, find cash stash

Houston police are searching for suspects who burglarized a Chevron gas station, stealing thousands of dollars, early Wednesday.

Two of Busby quintuplets go home from hospital

Two of the history-making Busby quintuplets are now back home.

Houston community meets two of Busby quintuplets released from hospital

The first surviving set of female quintuplets in the U.S. are making their way home from The Woman’s Hospital of Texas on Friday.

2-vehicle crash shuts down multiple lanes on SH-288 southbound at Beltway 8

A two-vehicle crash shut down several mainlanes of SH-288 at Beltway 8 South Wednesday afternoon. 

Pedestrian hit, killed by METRORail train near NRG Park

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a METRORail train at Fannin and the 610 South Loop. It's the second fatality at the intersection in the last eight days.

Shelter-in-place lifted for facility with leaking barge in Houston Ship Channel

A shelter-in-place has been lifted at a facility in the upper part of the Houston Ship Channel after a barge leak. The channel has reopened to all vessel traffic.

Home invasion suspects arrested in traffic stop, Rosenberg police say

Two men and a woman believed to be involved in a Houston home invasion were arrested after they were pulled over for a minor traffic violation, according to Rosenberg police. 

Teen says his mother's girlfriend choked him, hit him with TV

A woman was arrested after a 15-year-old told police that his mother's girlfriend had choked him and hit him with a television, according to Houston police. 

Richmond man detained, accused of stalking woman online

A 42-year-old Richmond man was taken into custody after he sent several threatening images and emails to a woman, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. 

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Christian Louboutin to open first Houston store in Galleria in 2016

Christian Louboutin plans to open its first Houston store in The Galleria in fall 2016, according to company Simon.

Thieves destroy NE Houston convenience store during ATM smash-and-grab

A northeast Houston convenience store will need repairs after overnight smash and grab.

Guardrail maker to pay $663M for not revealing design change

A federal judge is ordering a Texas company to pay $663 million for failing to tell the government about design changes to highway guardrails that critics say made the systems more dangerous.

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Activists want ex-McKinney cop charged over teen pool party actions

National and local civil rights leaders want a former North Texas police officer to be criminally charged for his actions last week while responding to a disturbance at a community pool.

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US to send up to 450 more troops to train Iraqis

The White House says the United States will send up to 450 more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces. It's a response to recent setbacks at the hands of the Islamic State and Baghdad's appeals for more help.

Deputy accidentally shoots self at northwest Harris County home

A Harris County deputy accidentally shot himself with his own weapon, authorities say.

Man in wheelchair struck by hit-and-run driver on Highway 6

A man in a wheelchair was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday night after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Mom: 'Do not buy this, even for your cat'

An upset online shopper’s Amazon review of her daughter’s recent purchase of a crop top shows that a "one size fits all" tag is sometimes only fit for a cat.

$150 Houston Heights home sale may not go through

A $150 house in the Houston Heights sounds like a deal of a lifetime, but the realtor who owns the home hasn’t received enough offers to make the sale worthwhile.

Pali children's furniture recall, Whataburger's break hours

Frontier Airlines has removed departure times on its boarding passes.

Walmart store where brawl caught on camera no stranger to crime

A fight in the shampoo aisle of a Walmart that was caught on camera has a lot of people around the country talking, but that store is apparently no stranger to police.

7-car pile-up clears on North Beltway at Hardy Toll Road

A seven-car pile-up scene has cleared after blocking two eastbound lanes on the north Beltway at the Hardy Toll Road Wednesday morning.

9-year-old boy dies after being recovered from pool Friday

The Harris County medical examiner said a 9-year-old boy died Tuesday after he was found at the bottom of a swimming pool Friday.

Freed death row inmate speaks out

Former death row inmate Alfred Brown enjoyed time with family and dining out as he spent his first full day of freedom in over a dozen years.

HPD: Thieves carjack man, lead police on high-speed chase

Three thieves pistol-whipped and carjacked a man outside his apartment, then led police on a high-speed chase Wednesday morning, according to The Houston Police Department.

Survey examines drivers' interest in self-driving cars

Women are less likely to show an interest in self-driving cars, according to a new survey from NerdWallet.

How do malls survive amid online shopping growth?

Online shopping, combined with the closures of stores like Sears and Radio Shack, has left many malls are rethinking how to fill the spaces left behind.

MD Anderson pediatric doctor accused of child porn possession

A pediatric oncologist at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital is accused of possessing hundreds of images of child pornography.

Caught on camera: Officer smashes driver's window during argument

Wild moments were caught on camera when a police officer in north Teas smashed a driver's window.

All-clear given at Memorial City Mall after incident leads to evacuation

The all-clear was given shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial City Mall, which was  evacuated earlier in the evening due to an unknown incident.

Two Precinct 6 deputy constables face tampering charges

Two Harris County Precinct 6 deputy constables are off the job, indicted for tampering with government records.

Officers go above call of duty to help woman, autistic son

Recently, Gina Mouser and her autistic son were at a gas station on the north side of Houston when her car wouldn't start, and her son started to panic.

Death row inmate released from prison

Charges against a man sentenced to death in the 2003 killing of a Houston Police Department officer have been dropped, the Harris County district attorney announced.

Family, friends remember life of Kyssi Andrews

Cancer took away a bright, shining star in the Houston community Sunday.

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McKinney officer in pool party video resigns

The McKinney police officer at the center of a viral pool party video resigned Tuesday, according to his attorney.

Dog attacks HPD officer near Midtown

A Houston police officer was attacked by a dog in the Midtown area Tuesday morning.

Alley Theatre renovations continue

The Alley Theatre is in its final leg of renovations after a fire last year.

Authorities find body of fisherman who fell into canal in Rosenberg

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who drowned while fishing in Rosenberg Tuesday morning.

14-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Allison

Fourteen years ago, Tropical Storm Allison made landfall and left Houston under water.  Allison delivered the most devastating rain Houston had ever seen.

FBI: "Best Dressed Bandit" strikes again, robs another First Convenience Bank

The FBI needs the public’s help identifying a bank robber who appears to dress up before robbing Houston area banks.  The man dubbed the "Best Dressed Bandit" by the FBI has struck again, this time robbing the First Convenience Bank on Monday.

Local young cooks get trip to White House

A group of talented students from Houston will get to tour the White House kitchen and garden.

Colorado to open cannabis camp

Colorado is known for its world class resorts where guests can hike, ski and relax. For one camp resort, campers have the freedom to smoke pot from the front of their cabin porch.

CannaCamp combines together a traditional ranch resort, the use of recreational marijuana and educational workshops to…

Gov. Abbott signs $800M border security package into law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law an $800 million border security package that will mean more state troopers, cameras and a spy plane to patrol Texas' 1,200-mile border with Mexico.

Dapper bank robber caught on camera robbing First Convenience Bank

The FBI needs the public’s help identifying a bank robber who “dressed up” before robbing a First Convenience Bank last week.

Volunteers move Meyerland senior citizen back into remodeled home

Two weeks after the historic floods rushed into a 92-year-old Meyerland woman's home, destroying almost all of her possessions, she moved back into her remodeled and refurnished home.

1 injured in massive apartment fire

The Houston Fire Department responded to a 3-alarm fire in north Houston Monday night.

Man accused of stabbing wife, her parents appears before judge

The man accused of stabbing his wife and her parents made his first court appearance Tuesday morning.

Court upholds key parts of Texas' anti-abortion law

A federal appeals court has upheld key parts of Texas's anti-abortion law, likely closing most of the abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

Man wanted for sexually assaulting, robbing woman

Authorities are searching for a man wanted for robbing and sexually assaulting a woman in northeast Houston.

Mom arrested after 3-year-old found alone outside hospital ER

A Pasadena mom with a history of drug possession was arrested after police say she left her small child unattended outside a hospital.

Lanes reopen on I-10 eastbound at Washington Ave.

All lanes have reopened on I-10 Katy Freeway eastbound at Washington Ave. after a heavy truck accident.

Video: Girl channels Aretha Franklin in dance recital

Six-year-old Johanna Colon gives very sassy performance to Aretha Franklin's "Respect" during a dance recital in Knightdale, North Carolina.

2-alarm fire rips through Tomball pub

Firefighters are investigating a 2-alarm fire that ripped through a long-time pub in Tomball Monday night.

Thieves smash into Shell gas station, rob clerk in southwest Houston

Two men were arrested and several others remain on the loose after an attempted smash-and-grab  turned into a chase in southwest Houston early Tuesday.

Man rescued from trench in NW Harris County

A man stuck in a trench was rescued by the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department on Monday.

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Store closings mean worthless gift cards

Several big name retailers are hinting at mergers, buyouts and bankruptcies. That means gift cards from those stores soon be worthless.

Animal remains found dumped in Friendswood

The Houston Humane Society is warning pet owners to keep close watch on their animals if they live in the Friendswood area.

Multi-agency resource center for flooding victims

Several local and national organizations have partnered to create a mutli-agency resource center after Houston's historic flooding at Westbury United Methodist Church at 5200 Willowbend Boulevard.

Optometrist facing animal cruelty charges violates order

A Tomball optometrist facing criminal charges for animal cruelty is in trouble again for violating a federal bankruptcy judge's order relating to that case.

PD: Teen sex offender exposes himself to woman inside Walmart in Deer Park

A teenager, who is also a registered sex offender, is accused of exposing himself to a woman at a Walmart in Deer Park on Saturday.

Family tied up during home invasion in Missouri City

A family in Missouri City survived a home invasion and robbery after four masked men stormed into their home around 2 a.m. Monday.

Controversy over oysters grows in Galveston Bay

You can eat oysters cooked or raw, and many consider them a delicacy. But they're at the center of a controversy in Galveston County.

Green tap water concerns Sienna Plantation residents

Some residents have been dealing with green-tinted water coming out of their taps since mid-April, and they are choosing not to drink the water.

Homeland Security secretary discusses border patrol in Houston

The man in charge of keeping the Texas-Mexico border safe said things are improving, not getting worse. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at Rice University's James Baker Institute Monday afternoon.

Katy High School teacher accused of improper relationship with student

A Katy High School teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student was arrested Saturday.

GM donates to help flooding victims

More help is on the way for victims of historic flooding in Texas.

HFD battling fire at southwest Houston apartment complex

The Houston Fire Department is responding to an apartment fire Monday in southwest Houston.

20 more Texas counties added to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added 20 counties to a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding last month.

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Witness: Texas teen pool party got out of hand

A man who says he saw an apparently white police officer restraining a black, bikini-clad teenage girl at a suburban Dallas community pool party says it wasn't a racial incident.

Man found dead inside southwest Houston home

Houston police are investigating after a man was found dead early Monday inside a southwest Houston home. 

Beyoncé wants more people to eat vegan

Fans were all hyped up for a big announcement from Beyoncé, but it turns out the pop star wants more people to eat vegan.

Is Houston one of the most cursed sports cities?

According to The Upshot, Houston is one of 13 "cursed" sports cities.

Pct. 6: Truck driver steals 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel from gas station

A truck driver is accused of stealing more than 1,000 gallons of fuel from a gas station while using a truck owned by a company he had recently been fired from.

Austin EMS blame synthetic drug for 100 calls over 10 days

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services officials say they've handled more than 100 calls over the past 10 days from people getting sick after taking a synthetic drug known as K2.

Gas leak forces evacuations of some SE Houston residents

Residents at a southeast Houston apartment complex and two houses were evacuated Monday morning due to a gas leak caused by a construction crew.

Woman killed after crashing into back of disabled tractor trailer on South Loop

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the South Loop early Saturday.

2 women wanted for robbing perfume shop, striking store clerk

Crime Stoppers of Houston and robbery investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office need the public's help to identify two suspects that robbed a cosmetics store and hit a store employee.

Klein ISD student killed in car wreck on the way to his graduation

A Klein Forest High School student died in a car wreck on the way to his graduation Saturday morning. 

Motorcycle rider falls off overpass, smashes into pickup truck's windshield

A motorcycle rider died after falling off an overpass onto oncoming traffic on the 59 Southwest Freeway and smashing into the windshield of a pickup truck, according to Houston police.

Houston Food Bank wins national award

The Houston Food Bank is thanking the community for helping the organization receive the Food Bank of the Year award.

Woman killed in hit-and-run crash

A woman died after she was hit while crossing a road in north Houston late Sunday, according to police.

Man accused of impersonating firefighter appears in court

A man accused of impersonating a Spring firefighter appeared in court Monday morning.

Man charged in stabbing of wife, her parents

A man accused of violently attacking his wife and her parents over the weekend did not appear in court Monday, but was taken to a medical unit instead.

Overturned truck shuts down Hwy 288 south feeder road at Southmore

An 18-wheeler flipped on its side has shut down the Highway 288 southbound feeder road near Southmore Boulevard.

Deputies: Man stabs wife, her parents in front of child

A man stabbed his wife and her parents, at a home in northwest Harris County on Sunday, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

Video: Boy freaks out after discovering a cast on his arm

Video of a Georgia boy is going viral after his hysterical reaction to a cast on his arm.

Happy 90th birthday Barbara Bush

Former first lady and Houstonian Barbara Bush is celebrating her 90th birthday by promoting literacy.

Immigrant family detention centers face uncertain future

After tens of thousands of migrant families, most from Central America, crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last summer, the government poured millions of dollars into two large detention centers meant to hold women and children — and keep more from coming.

Midnight deadline approaches for oil spill settlement claims

With a midnight Monday deadline approaching to file claims under a 2012 settlement over the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the claims administrator said he expected a last-minute rush of filers.

How to summer proof your expensive gadgets while on vacation

Summer vacations can be deadly for devices because of the sand, heat and water that can cause expensive damage.

Graduating class boasts loads of twins, triplets

Arlington twins and triplets prepare for graduation from high school and their separation for first time.

A revived Medina Lake is luring back old friends

A revived Medina Lake is luring back old friends.

All eastbound lanes reopen after major accident on U.S. 290 at Gessner Road

All of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 290 at Gessner Road have reopened after a major accident Monday morning.

New Define contact lens enhances natural eye color

Define lenses have been around in Asia and Europe for a couple of years, but are just now catching on in the United States.

Free Press Summer Fest comes to a close

The seventh annual Free Press Summer Fest came to a close Sunday.

Local mother suffers travel nightmare when son becomes ill on cruise

What started out as a dream vacation cruise on the Gulf of Mexico, quickly turned into a harrowing ordeal for a local mother when her son's appendix ruptured at sea.

Chambers County man charged with murder in death of 61-year-old woman

A Chambers County man is facing charges after allegedly killing a 61-year-old woman Saturday near Anahuac.

Classmates remember 18-year-old who died in car wreck

Hundreds of classmates, friends, parents and teachers gathered Sunday night to honor the Klein I.S.D. student killed in a car crash on the way to his high school graduation.

Man pulled from water at Banana Bend Beach dies

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said it pulled a 25-year-old man from the water at Banana Bend Beach on Sunday.

Texas police officer video shows him pushing teen to ground

A police officer in suburban Dallas has been placed on administrative leave after video surfaced showing him manhandling a teenage girl in a swimsuit after officers were called to a disturbance at a community pool.

Homeland Security secretary visits Houston two weeks after flooding

As the state of Texas tries to recover from May's historic flooding, government officials are in Houston on Sunday making sure help is being given to those who need it.

Remembering Kyssi Andrews: 2008-2015

KPRC 2 has a heartbreaking update to a story of a young cancer patient we first introduced you to in 2013.

Teen wounded in drive-by shooting

A teenager is fighting for his life after a drive-by shooting in Southwest Houston.

Honoring those who served on D-Day

Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in the nation's capital Saturday to mark the 71st anniversary of D-Day.

NY gov.: 2 convicted murderers used power tools to escape

Two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border and escape through a manhole, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

60-year-old man dies while swimming at Galveston beach

A man died after swimming near East Beach Park in Galveston on Saturday, according to the Galveston Beach Patrol.

Two people shot after fight at a sports bar

Deputies are investigating after two people were shot at a sports bar on FM 1960 and Ella Boulevard on Saturday.

Gunman robs Italian Express Pizzeria, remains on the loose

An armed man is loose after robbing a pizzeria in Northeast Harris County.

How to save on your summer vacation

Whether you're looking for fun in the sun or the sights and sounds of a big city, some simple travel tips can help you save.

Drone flies near Southwest Airlines flight from Houston

A plane coming from Houston to Dallas came dangerously close to a drone Friday.

Woman fights back, shoots robber in Crosby

Sheriff's deputies said a would-be robbery victim shot the man who was attempting to steal her purse at a gas station in Crosby.

Traffic Alert: Houston Ship Channel Bridge closed all weekend

The Harris County Toll Road Authority is closing the Houston Ship Channel Bridge from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

Woman's warning goes viral

A Montgomery County woman posted a warning on Facebook that has been shared thousands of times. The warning involves an incident that happened in Conroe on Wednesday.

Authorities, residents work to bring animals to dry land

The Sheriff's Office and animal rescue worked with residents Friday to bring animals to dry land. The water rescue is happening in the Deep River Plantation Subdivision west of Trinity in Walker County.

FEMA launches two mobile registration centers in Houston

FEMA has established two mobile registration centers to assist homeowners who are seeking federal relief for damages incurred during Houston's historic flooding.

Restaurant vandalism in Pasadena caught on camera

The Pasadena Police Department is looking for a 19-year-old who was caught on camera vandalizing a restaurant where he used to work.

Teen accidentally shot dead while group played with handgun

Neighbors watched, stunned, as police investigated the deadly shooting of a teenager early Friday.

WWII veterans in Washington to see memorial for first time

Sixteen World War II veterans are in Washington, D.C., this weekend to see the WWII memorial for the first time.

HFD: 3 firefighters injured, pets missing after 1-alarm blaze in Meyerland area

Three firefighters were injured and a family's pets are missing after a fire broke out at a Meyerland-area home Friday morning.

2 teen boys, 1 girl in custody after police chase ends in crash in Katy

Three juveniles were taken into custody Friday after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen SUV.

34-year-old man killed in accident involving motorcycle

One person is dead after an accident involving a motorcycle Friday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Test finds listeria in Blue Bell's plant in Alabama

Blue Bell's issues continue after listeria was found in one of its plants in Alabama.

Deputies: Man fatally shot as he opens hotel room door

Surveillance video has been released of a man who deputies said fatally shot a man as he opened his hotel room door early Friday morning.

Man accused of impersonating firefighter facing charges

A Harris County man is facing charges after allegedly impersonating a firefighter.

Small plane goes off runway at Hooks Airport

Emergency crews were on the scene after a small plane ran off the runway at Hooks Airport Friday afternoon.

Pinterest buyable pins

Pinterest, an app through which users share, upload and "pin" your favorite items, will soon offer a new way to shop.

Mayor Annise Parker joins BARC to celebrate new adoption center

Mayor Annise Parker joined BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the municipal animal shelter's brand new adoption campus. The ribbon cutting signifies a major milestone for BARC and the City of Houston.

Mayor establishes Greater Houston 2015 Flood Relief Fund

There is more help coming for people affected by the historic Houston flooding.  After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Annise Parker is establishing The Greater Houston 2015 Flood Relief Fund, which will accept flood relief donations.

'Candyman' accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old

Salvador Casanova, 50, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child after police say he molested a 7-year-old girl who wanted to buy candy from him.

Texas storm surge plan mired in delays

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike roared ashore, bringing with it a wall of water that caused more than $50 billion in damage and claimed dozens of lives. Two months after Ike made landfall, Gov. Rick Perry announced the creation of the Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal.

Man missing after home burns down

Texas EquuSearch will intensify efforts to find a Liberty County man who's been missing since May 25, the same day his house burned to the ground.

US employers add solid 280k jobs; rate inches up to 5.5 pct.

U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in a slump.

HPD: Crooks smash into KFC, chicken out before stealing anything

Police are searching for the would-be thieves who smashed into a KFC in northeast Houston using a cargo van.

Man arrested after leading authorities on chase in Mission Bend area

Houston police worked with Harris County Sheriff's deputies to catch a man who led them on a chase in the Mission Bend area early Friday.

Bicyclist struck, killed by vehicle in Meyerland area

A bicyclist was killed Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle in the Meyerland area, according to Houston police.

Robbers break into Fort Bend County home, tie up family members

Deputies are looking for the people who held a family at gunpoint, tied them up and then robbed their house on May 29.

Police: Masked man with assault rifle robbed two La Porte hotels

Police are looking for a masked man who robbed two La Porte hotels on the same day.

Rick Perry announces 2016 bid, a re-do from 2012

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, pledging to "end an era of failed leadership" and hoping this campaign will go better than his last one.

Deputies: 11 recent graduates vandalized their school

Eleven recent graduates of C. E. King High School vandalized their school, according to the Harris County Constable Precinct 3.

Sinkhole opens in the middle of southeast Houston street

Orange cones surrounded a large sinkhole in the middle of a southeast Houston street Thursday afternoon. 

H-E-B restricts egg sales after bird flu outbreak in the Midwest

H-E-B is restricting how many eggs you can buy after a huge bird flu outbreak affecting chickens in the Midwest.

PD: Man shot, killed after police standoff in SE Houston

A man was shot and killed Wednesday morning after a police standoff in southeast Houston, HPD Homicide investigators said.

Large bee hive taking over home in Fort Bend County neighborhood

Families in a Fort Bend County neighborhood says bees are terrorizing them.

Man charged with sexually assaulting two girls under age 6

A 35-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 6.

Gymnastics coach accused of having sex with underage employee

A gymnastics coach is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage employee who worked with him at a gym in the Woodlands.

Texas Medical Center doctors do first skull and scalp transplant

The Texas Medical Center is the first to successfully complete a multi-organ transplant at one time. The patient was in good spirits as he left the hospital with several new body parts Thursday.

Thousands of HISD students in limbo after STAAR test scores go missing

STAAR test grades are a required, crucial, sometimes contentious part of the education process for Texas students. But scores for nearly 2,400 fifth- and eighth-graders in HISD are missing.

Former teacher found guilty of improper relationships with students sentenced

A Sharpstown High School teacher found guilty on charges involving improper relationships with students in 2013 has been sentenced.

23 arrested in sting operation involving online solicitation of minors

Twenty-three men have been arrested and charged with trying to solicit children online for sex, but police say it is what they found inside one of those men's trucks that really disturbed them.

Hillary Clinton awarded at TSU, addresses early voting expansion

Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for an expansion of early voting and pushing back against Republican-led efforts to restrict voting access, laying down a marker on voting rights at the start of her presidential campaign. The Democratic presidential candidate is using a speech Thursday at…

Galveston takes lessons from Ike, prepares for 2015 Hurricane Season

Every day Galveston is a little stronger than it was before. The question is, is the city prepared to handle another strike? We went down to Galveston today to get that answer.

1 killed, 1 injured in drive-by shooting in southeast Houston

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed one man and seriously injured another outside a gas station in southeast Houston.

Firefighters battle blaze at recycling company in SW Houston

A cloud of black smoke could be seen for miles across southwest Houston Thursday after a propane tank ruptured at a recycling plant.

59 Southwest Freeway south reopens at Weslayan after multi-vehicle wreck

The 59 Southwest Freeway southbound has reopened at Weslayan Street after a multi-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon.

U.S. officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Southwest Airlines extends sale after website crash

Southwest Airlines launched a 72-hour sale Tuesday, offering  one-way flights for under $50. The deals were intended to end at midnight Thursday, but technical difficulties with the company's website prompted a 24-hour extension of the nationwide sale.

Man robs disabled man, knocks him off scooter, police say

A man is accused of robbing a disabled man in a scooter and then knocking him to the ground in Westchase on Wednesday. 

18-month-old gets 3rd-degree burns after mom leaves him in hot water, police say

A mother was arrested after her 18-month-old child was taken to the hospital on April 27 with second- and third-degree burns over 35-percent of his body. 

Mayor, FEMA host meeting about flood recovery

Several hundred people attended a town hall meeting at Fondren Middle School Wednesday night to talk about recovery after the floods and help from the federal government.

Teen riding dirt bike with 11-year-old leads police on chase

A teen was arrested Wednesday after leading police on a chase through south Houston on a dirt bike.

PD: Man arrested in fatal shooting after altercation outside home

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man outside a home in southeast Houston.

Company sells Lucky Iron Fish, claims it reduced iron deficiency in Cambodia

Iron deficiency affects nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide. It is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world.

Meteorologist Britta Merwin meets Channel 2's biggest fan

A Houston third-grader might just be KPRC Channel 2 Today’s biggest fan.

HCSO: Woman trapped inside SUV after slamming into a tree

A woman was trapped inside her SUV after slamming into a tree while attempting to avoid a suspicious vehicle, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Man, woman hospitalized after shooting in apartment parking lot

A man and woman were hospitalized Wednesday night after they were shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Wearable technology is a hot trend, but does it work?

Wearable technology is the hottest trend for getting fit, but just how reliable is it?

Displaced wildlife showing up around homes after floods

Displaced wildlife are showing up as floodwaters recede around Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said it won’t be uncommon for people to run into more animals in their yards and homes.

Will Rick Perry join 2016 presidential race?

Former Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce he's a candidate for president in the Republican primary at an event scheduled to be held in Addison on Thursday. He would be entering an already crowded field as an underdog.

HPD: Alarm scares would-be robber trying to break into eyeglass store

Houston police said an alarm scared off a person who was trying to break into an eyeglass store on May 31. 

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DPS: 2 dead, several injured after bus crashes into 18-wheeler

At least two people are dead and around 10 people injured after a crash on I-10 in Weimar, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Experts give tips on how to avoid buying flood-damaged vehicles

It was a historic storm that pounded Houston with torrential rain and surging waters. Thousands of cars were stranded, stalled and submerged after being abandoned by drivers seeking higher ground.

Sharpstown HS teacher accused of sexually assaulting 3 kids awaits sentence

A Sharpstown High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting three students in 2013 is waiting to be sentenced. 

Car crashes into Denny's in north Houston, several taken to hospital

There were frightening moments at a Denny’s restaurant in Houston Wednesday morning.

Court documents: Man pretends to be cop, mistakenly pulls over deputy

A Kingwood man was arrested after deputies say he pretended to be a cop, but accidentally pulled over an off-duty deputy.

Flood victims hit roadblocks over city permit rules

Meyerland residents are starting to get estimates on repairs, but figuring out the city might not allow them.

Charges dropped against man charged in Baytown teens' deaths

Charges have been dropped against one of four suspects accused in the murders of two Baytown teens.  The Chambers County District Attorney has confirmed that Richard Gonzales has been no billed by the grand jury.

More charges filed against man accused in 2 DWI-related crashes, deaths

Additional charges have been filed against the man accused of having four DWI-related accidents in one day.  Two of those crashes were fatal, including the death of a 6-year-old boy.

At least 60 cats, blind dog found in filthy home in west Houston

The SPCA has rescued dozens of animals found living in deplorable conditions at a filthy home in west Houston.

FEMA town hall meetings schedule

FEMA, Mayor Parker and other City of Houston departments will take part in two town hall meetings this week to provide flood recovery information and answer questions about everything from filing a flood claim to debris collection and permitting.

Woman punched, robbed at Valero gas station in Montrose

A woman says as she turned to reach for her wallet at a gas station, Peter Gordon, 46, punched her in the face and tried stealing her purse. 

Rhode Island's Chafee enters 2016 Democratic contest

Hillary Rodham Clinton has a third underdog challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination. Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee entered the race Wednesday, casting himself as an anti-war candidate who opposed the invasion of Iraq back when Clinton supported it.

CPB seizes stolen Land Rover at Houston Seaport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Houston Seaport seized a stolen 2011 Land Rover that was set to be exported to Benin.

5 Houston-area winners for 'Don't Mess with Texas' art contest

Thirteen winners were selected in an elementary art contest that encourages young Texans to keep the state beautiful by not littering. 

Cafeteria manager fired for giving lunches to students without money

A cafeteria manager at a Colorado Elementary School was fired after school officials discovered she was giving free lunches to students who couldn't afford them.