Thieves targeted cars and trucks for burglaries in Houston, on average, 99 times per day in 2013, and downtown Houston leads the list of areas most prone to the crime, according to data calculated by Local 2 Investigates.
You saw him first on Local 2 -- a convenience store clerk who turned the table on a pair of robbers. Now his story has gone viral. Local 2's Amy Davis talked to the clerk-turned-hero about his newfound fame.
Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless…
Earlier this year, just weeks after birth, Juliana became the youngest baby ever to have a heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital. But she's not the only fighter in the family: Her mother is fighting breast cancer.
Alton Brown and Avery Halliburton were taken into custody after a SWAT standoff Thursday night that lasted more than three hours. They're accused of several burglaries, including stealing high-powered rifles.
A 6-foot long, 120-pound alligator caused a stir that was even too much for Fort Bend County deputies to handle. A Cinco Ranch homeowner called deputies after witnessing children throw rocks at the gator.
Facebook -- where teenagers tell it all: Secrets, stories, gossip. But because so many teens and tweens want to be seen as uber popular, many times they'll accept Facebook friend requests from just about anybody.
A police lieutenant is out of a job and three of his colleagues have been disciplined after an officer was injured in what the chief calls a hazing initiation incident for a new SWAT team member. The lieutenant involved denies it was a hazing incident.
The Transportation Security Administration is raising the fee it charges flyers, more than doubling what's already tacked on to every airline ticket. But that money is not necessarily going to improve security.
A former Transportation Security Administration officer who was arrested and fired from his job earlier this year is speaking out for the first time since a grand jury didn't find enough evidence to take the case to trial.
The last members of the Stay family who were killed July 9 in their Spring home were laid to rest this week. Investigative reporter Jace Larson takes an in-depth look at the case, remembering the victims and looking into Ronald Haskell's likely defense.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls tells Local 2 there has been a slight increase in crime, with 15 percent more crimes in the area along the Grand Parkway compared to this time last year, when the extension wasn't open.
It's been one week and one day since six members of the Stay family were murdered in their home in Spring. There's no doubt that the first responders who were called to that scene have relived what they saw and felt every day since then.
A media campaign designed to deter Central American immigrants from illegally crossing into the United States is not yet proving to be a strong enough warning for those waiting at shelters in Mexican border cities.
After more than 53 years, a Cleveland man was reunited with his sister Wednesday thanks to a Facebook connection and a lot of hard work from his wife. Nelda Konieczny has worked for months to reunite the siblings.
Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Victims Unit and Crime Stoppers need the public’s help in identifying and locating a person of interest wanted in connection with last month’s sexual assault of a 63-year-old woman in northwest Harris County.
You watched as she made Olympic history at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and now American Luger Erin Hamlin is here in Houston for the Atlantic League All-Star Game hosted by the Sugar Land Skeeters at Constellation Field.
Pictures taken by a Houston-based photographer have gone viral because they're striking a chord with dog lovers across the country. Dukey's owners were determined to make their dog's last day his best day.
A cold front that is bringing temperatures in the 60s and 70s to parts of the country is north of Waco, but won't bring that sort of cool down to our area. Temperatures will remain in the 90s all week.
It was the first day back on the job for a Stafford police officer who boldly chased after three suspects after being shot in the face. It was also the day one of her attackers appeared in court. No surprise, Officer Ann Carrizales made sure she was there.
Sheriff’s investigators are trying to piece together the series of events that led to murder suspect Ronald Lee Haskell Jr. getting the gun he allegedly used to murder six members of the Stay family in Spring last week.
We've reported several high-profile hot car tragedies and many more close calls that keep happening all across the country. Advocates are scrambling again for solutions to a tragic problem that has gone on for decades.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson is personally leading the prosecution team trying to convict 23-year-old Harlem Lewis of capital murder for the 2012 shooting of a Bellaire police officer.
A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.
Twenty-one-year-old Jonathan Flemming is used to battling his way across the football field for the Houston Baptist University Huskies, but early Sunday morning, at roughly 1:15 a.m., Flemming found himself battling his own fears
A community gathered Saturday morning to honor and remember the six members of the Stay family allegedly slain by a former family member. Lone survivor Cassidy Stay spoke at the event, the theme of which was Stay Strong.
Years of turmoil at the University of Texas at Austin could complicate a search for two of the most powerful higher education jobs in the state: a new UT system chancellor and a president of the 50,000-student flagship campus.
The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, in Spring this week is a graduate of a suburban Anchorage high school, where he was voted class clown and prom king.
Local 2 Investigates has found that a lifeguard training company, whose curriculum is taught to thousands of new lifeguards nationwide every year, uses a single controversial life-saving technique not recommended by either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
Fifteen-year-old Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor in this week's Spring mass shooting that killed her parents and four siblings, has been discharged from the hospital. She is expected to make a full recovery.
The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally…
It's Good Friday in Three Rivers, Texas -- once a sleepy little town known for its wildflowers, its fishing and its hunting. Now, it has become a gold mine: Oil production has skyrocketed from 340 barrels a day in 2009 to nearly 1 million barrels a day now.
Deputy constables say a man shot and killed six people, including four children, during a domestic dispute in Spring. The alleged gunman finally surrendered Wednesday night after an hours-long standoff.
There have been three fires in northeast Harris County in less than two weeks and fire investigators are calling them “suspicious.” Buildings are being torched in Kingslake Forest, and investigators say they could possibly be the work on a serial arsonist.
Some business leaders as well as Republican leaders recognized National Immigration Reform Day Wednesday by calling on the U.S. government to come up with immigration reform to address what they said is an estimated 15 to 30 million undocumented immigrants who have arrived in the U.S. in the last…
President Barack Obama met Wednesday with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other officials to discuss the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America that has become a political liability for the president and a test of his administration's competence.
A former Houston banker could face a lengthy prison sentence for defrauding the company he worked for. Carlos Lavin Ibarra, 33, entered a guilty plea to one count of bank fraud on Wednesday, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
From League City to Galveston, local and county government leaders are standing their ground and sending the federal government a message as tensions mount over the growing humanitarian crisis at the border.
An empty school on Houston’s northeast side is being considered as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children. Federal officials from FEMA and Health and Human Services were among those who spent more than an hour touring the former middle school.
H-E-B, committed to ensuring the safety of its products, is issuing a precautionary recall of several beef market items in stores throughout Texas due to the possible presence of foreign material in the meat.
Friday's Independence Day forecast includes heat and the possibility of thunderstorms. Local 2 meteorologist Anthony Yanez predicts storms will roll in this afternoon and stay in the area for several hours.
A congressional field hearing in McAllen showed lawmakers remain deeply divided over how to handle the influx of thousands Central American immigrants caught illegally crossing the border into Texas. Lawmakers also sparred over what is driving the problem.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that Bush Intercontinental Airport is now being used as a transportation hub to move undocumented children caught at the Texas border to other parts of the country.
A lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Palestinian American woman who claims she suffered discrimination and civil rights violations at the hands of Houston police officers and security guards at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Authorities have found the body of a 29-year-old woman who went missing after a boating accident in Lake Conroe Tuesday night. The tragic crash killed two others who were on what was to be a fun trip for family and friends.
A Houston dad jailed over a complicated child support case that received international attention was released from jail Wednesday night after serving eight days of what was originally a six-month sentence.
You've heard the ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft and by now you've probably heard about the controversy in Houston. So with just a few weeks before the big city council vote Local 2 Investigates is putting those apps to the test.
It was a big night for Philip McCulloch, a decorated former Marine from Galveston who threw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's Astros game. A big feat for anyone, but especially for the former sergeant who after a vicious attack last September wasn't expected to even live.
A mother despondent over her son’s suicide killed her two young daughters and herself early Tuesday using suffocating nitrogen gas at their home, about a week after a stay in a mental institution, authorities said.
The attorney for a man who worked for a Texas company that illegally sold the chemicals traced to the synthetic drug deaths of two North Dakota teenagers is asking for a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Chris Ruata and his wife just installed a state of the art, police monitored, security system to protect their apartment home. It includes a front door sensor, several all-room, motion detectors and glass-break window alarms.
A local Marine and father who served our country had his prized truck stolen and trashed before he was able to track it down online. After his story aired on Local 2 earlier this week, the Marine's truck is now being repaired as a thank you for his service.
Two men have been arrested after being accused of stealing a purse from a woman who was at her car in the Constellation Field parking lot. The woman reported shots were fired, according to Sugar Land police.
Woodland Heights is the kind of neighborhood where front porches are warm and welcoming, but they may be too welcoming -- thieves have become comfortable stealing from people just feet from their front door.
Some residents at the Crescent City apartment complex are upset about a letter they received from management, stating they've been having problems with the sewer backing up and will now be doing random inspections of the units to make sure everyone has a trash can in their bathroom.
The search for a common summertime problem is on at a home in La Porte. A family of raccoons -- four babies and a mother -- has been making things uncomfortable for the Alban family. They just want some rest.
Keeping your air conditioning unit in shape can cost a lot of money. So Local 2 is taking a closer look at extended service agreements to see if they're worth the cash and if they actually pay off for homeowners.