Search underway after man shoots Waco TV station meteorologist

An intense manhunt is underway in Central Texas after a television meteorologist was shot several times by an apparent stranger.

High-end apartments see rash of burglaries

A rash of recent break-ins at three different high-end apartment complexes has its residents on high alert.

Gallery features Houston history nearly lost

Walking into Sloane Gallery in Westchase Houston is like taking a walk back in time. The rooms and hallways of the gallery are filled from top to bottom with vintage black and white images that tell the story of life in Houston back in the 1920s and '30s.

3 men wanted after burglary in Stafford

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers has released a surveillance photo of a man wanted in connection to a burglary in Stafford.

Growing calls for change after sex offender found playing Santa Claus

There are growing calls for changes in state law and accountability after a Baytown man with a record as a child sex offender was caught playing Santa Claus at a local fast-food restaurant.

Caught on camera: Tire smashes through window, hits man

A 77-year-old janitor counts himself lucky to be alive after a truck tire smashed through the window of a medical clinic where he was working and struck him late Tuesday night.

Radar the weather dog has health scare

Houston's favorite dog, Radar, visited the KPRC Local 2 studios Wednesday evening with some important news. We wanted to let our viewers know that Radar had a health scare.

More break-ins at Montrose apartment complex

Many of the residents who live at a Montrose apartment complex are concerned about a second round of break-ins.

Local 2 viewer's money refunded after defective gift cards purchased

A man said he went to a grocery store to buy gift cards, only to go home and find that he was unable to use them.

Houstonians react after U.S. normalizes relations with Cuba

While some Cuban-Americans were skeptical of the agreement, many living in Houston applauded the move.

Woman caught on camera stealing packages from porch

Christmas gifts quickly appeared and disappeared on a doorstep in the Olde Oaks subdivision in northwest Houston Monday.

SARDAA hosts evening of smooth jazz to raise awareness about mental illness

The holidays are more than just about the food and festivities, the season is also about giving back to those in need and supporting wonderful causes.  So when invited to a fundraising party at a lavish Memorial area home promising good food, great networking and an evening of jazz, I jumped at the…

PD: Security guard sexually assaults teen he finds making out with boyfriend

A security guard is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl after finding the two in a parked car in a parking garage, according to Houston police.

Man charged with murder in case of wife found dead in fridge

A man wanted as a person of interest in the death of a woman found dead in an apartment refrigerator is now charged with her murder.

Victoria police release timeline of investigation into officer Tasing man, 76

The infamous dashcam video showing a young Victoria cop throwing around a 76-year-old man and then shooting him with a Taser gun has now led to that officer being taken off duty, off the streets and placed on paid leave.

Astrodome's restoration bath underway

The Astrodome is getting an expensive bath in hopes of restoring the iconic stadium.

Power restored near OST & Greenbriar after 18-wheeler crashes into pole

METRO police have re-opened Old Spanish Trail in both directions near Greenbriar after an 18-wheeler struck an electrical pole, knocking out power to some parts of the area for hours.

Man wanted in robbery of Frost Bank in Pearland

Pearland police need the public's help identifying a suspect who robbed a Frost Bank branch on Tuesday.

HPD: Teen attacks man with ax, shovel over lost money

A teen girl is accused of attacking a man with an ax and a shovel believing he had taken money from her.

Surveillance video released of 2 suspects wanted in GameStop robbery

Houston police robbery investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in a robbery in southwest Houston on Nov. 15.

Buc-ees opens new store in Baytown

Buc-ees in Baytown is officially open!  The new location had its grand opening Wednesday.

Two persons of interest sought in gas station bathroom fire

Authorities are searching for two persons of interest in a fire in a gas station bathroom earlier this month.

Victim shot in head during home invasion in east Houston

An man is in the hospital after being shot in the head in east Houston.

Suspect captured after dragging Houston officer, leading police chase

Houston police took a man into custody Wednesday morning, after they said he dragged a Houston police officer with his car.

US, Cuba to normalize relations; Obama speaks

The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. 

Hello Kitty-themed jetliners coming to Bush airport

Hello Kitty is taking to the skies over Houston.

Driver arrested after high-speed chase in north Harris County

A suspect who led police on a high-speed chase in north Harris County has been taken into custody. Deputies said it all started when the man threatened to kill his girlfriend.

At least 1 injured in accident involving school bus in Galveston County

At least one person was injured in an accident involving a school bus in Galveston County Wednesday morning.

FBI: Gang member wanted in robbery of Pasadena credit union captured

A suspect wanted in the  robbery of a credit union in Pasadena has been captured in Louisiana, authorities confirm.  On Tuesday, a coordinated effort between the St Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals Service resulted in the arrest of Sonny Pervis.

Foods you can eat to avoid getting the flu

Getting a flu shot isn't the only way to prevent the flu, some foods can help you lower your risk of catching it in the first place.

Chain restaurants to list alcohol calories on menus

Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

Sony tells theaters they don't have to show 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures Entertainment has told theater owners that they can cancel their plans to show "The Interview," according to multiple reports.

Teen leaving school jumped for Jordan shoes

A Houston-area family is angry and wants justice after a senseless attack over a pair of shoes.

Millionaire accused of urinating on candy at Houston pharmacy pleads no contest

New York City real estate heir Robert Durst pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of criminal mischief for urinating on candy at a Houston drug store.

Hundreds of area bridges 'structurally deficient'

Local 2 investigates found 260 Houston-metro area bridges that the federal government classified as structurally deficient. 

1 wanted, 4 arrested in armed robbery of Pasadena credit union

Three suspects have been arrested in a robbery of a credit union in Pasadena, but police are still searching for one more suspect.

Houston-area truck photographed on Syria battlefield

The owners of a Galveston County plumbing company have received phones calls and threats from people over a photo that's gone viral on the internet.

Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law

With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months.

Santa Fe woman accused of assaulting infant

Police say they were conducting a welfare check on an infant on the 12100 block of 24th Street when they determined a woman had assaulted her child.

Additional sentences given in 2004 Baytown homicide

Two men were convicted to prison sentences for their involvement in a 2004 homicide in Baytown.

Galveston man charged with possession, delivery of narcotics

A Galveston man is facing drug charges after authorities found cocaine at his apartment.

New details emerge after pizza shop employee shot in robbery

A Gatti's Pizza location has reopened Tuesday after an employee there was shot. The girlfriend of the victim says he is fortunate to have survived.

Hearing for new trial continues for coach convicted in pregnant wife's murder

Testimony continues Tuesday in the hearing of a former coach convicted in the shooting death of his pregnant wife in 1999.

Local kids get a big gift from Texans players

Christmas came early for dozens of local children.

One person pistol-whipped during attempted robbery in north Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at a food store on Kuykendahl Road and Cypress Landing Road on Tuesday.

Family disputes lawsuit filed by Harris County

A local family who was sued by Harris County says the environmental lawsuit against them might have had more to do with money than the environment.

HPD: Burglars arrested with toddler in tow

Investigators say a Houston couple brought their baby along for a series of car break-ins.

Man's body found inside car in SE Houston

Police said the person inside was shot to death.

HPD officer shoots suspect in northeast Houston

A suspect was shot by police during a disturbance in northeast Houston Monday morning.

Guardrail appears to function properly in testing

The second test of a controversial guardrail appears to show the guardrail functioned as designed by absorbing impact from a head on crash into the end of the guardrail.

Suspects in custody after police chase in north Harris County

Three suspects are in custody after a police chase in north Harris County.

Passenger drop-off area at Hobby Airport reopens ahead of schedule

The passenger drop-off area on the upper ramp at Hobby Airport has reopened after roadway construction finished ahead of schedule.

Teen charged in alleged gang rape after #Jadapose goes viral on social media

A 19-year-old boy accused of participating in the gang rape of a teen girl at a party has been charged.

PD: Mom accused of being drunk when baby found abandoned in stroller

A mother is charged after she found intoxicated and her 1-year-old son found abandoned nearby in a stroller, according to Houston police spokesman Kese Smith.

1 transported to hospital after shooting in southeast Houston

At least one person has been transported to the hospital after a shooting in southeast Houston.

Frontier Airlines offering $19 one-way fares from Houston

Looking for a great deal on a trip early next year?

Teen mom given probation after tot drinks liquor equal to 6 shots of Vodka

A Houston teen mother and her older sister both learned their punishments for felony charges involving the teen's daughter.

PD: Man sets himself on fire outside downtown courthouse

A man set himself on fire in front of the old courthouse in downtown Houston, according to police.

Chief of police apologizes after officer uses Taser on 76-year-old man

At 76 years-old, Pete Vasquez of Victoria stands just 5-foot-5 and weighs 145 pounds. Now, Vasquez, a father of five and grandfather to 20 children, is at the center of a police dash cam video that is causing outrage.

Car runs underneath 18-wheeler in accident near Tomball

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an accident involving an 18-wheeler near Tomball.

Woman found dead in house fire in Fifth Ward

Houston police are investigating after a woman was found dead inside her Fifth Ward residence.

Woman safe after SWAT standoff at north Houston apartment

A north Houston apartment complex was evacuated Monday night, after a man took a woman hostage in one of the units.

Grand jury reconvenes in case of unarmed black man shot, killed by HPD officer

A grand jury is meeting Tuesday to decide whether or not to indict a Houston police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.

Investigation underway after bank robbery in NW Harris County

The FBI and the Harris County Sheriff's Office are investigating a bank robbery on the northwest side of town.

Photos released of murder victim's stolen items in hopes of catching killer

Houston police need your help finding a car that could lead to a murder suspect.

Commissioners approve purchase of body cams for local law enforcement

Harris County commissioners have approved the purchase of body cameras for Houston police and HCSO officers, officials announced Tuesday.

Man accused of killing common law wife appears in court

Juan Castillo is facing murder charges in the death of Monica Leija.

Burt Reynolds' 1977 Pontiac Trans Am fetches $450K

Maybe it’s the power of a great mustache. Burt Reynolds’ black 1977 Pontiac Trans Am sold for $450,000 at auction, far more than what it was expected to fetch.

New 4D Ultrasound Technology used to check health of babies

Ultrasound technology has been used for years to check on the health of unborn babies, and over the past ten years, that technology has gone from standard black and white two-dimensiontal images, to multi-dimensional live action views inside the womb.

Man found dead in southwest Houston apartment

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead inside his Unity Pointe apartment in Southwest Houston.

Proactive police work helps nab 'juggers'

Prowling bank parking lots and watching for telltale signs of a criminal has helped Houston police nab dozens of so-called juggers over the past year.

Is going out of business sale jewelry really on sale?

A local appraiser warns that jewelry stores typically make more money during going out of business sales than they do staying in business because they mark up their so-called sale prices.

Sex offender Santa Claus detained in Baytown

Police were called to a Baytown fast food restaurant after a registered sex offender was found playing the role of Santa Claus inside.

HPD investigating K9 officer attack

The Houston Police Department has launched an internal investigation after one of its canine officers attacked a teenage girl.

18-year-old shot twice at apartment complex in NW Harris County

A man was shot twice at an apartment complex on Ella Street around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Aunt hopes to gain custody of nephew Achilles Lambert

There are new developments in the case of a woman found murdered and stuffed in a refrigerator.

Shooting and robbery suspect goes before judge

A man accused of robbing and shooting a woman went before a judge Monday.

Thieves steal store's safe in Montrose

Customers and business owners on a stretch of Westheimer Road in Montrose were surprised by a heist at the popular American Apparel where thieves broke in and stole the safe in the middle of the night Monday.

Hobby Airport upper level closes, delays expected

If you are flying out of Hobby Airport or picking up someone up, make sure to give yourself extra time. For the next several days construction at Hobby is forcing departing and arriving passengers to all go to the same spot.

Battle over oyster beds in Galveston Bay

A battle over oyster beds in Galveston Bay is stirring up the waters and could eventually land in court.

Search continues for missing son and father after mother found dead

A Houston woman reported seeing a missing 4-year-old and his father at a Houston convenience store over the weekend, Denton Police said.

Group protests removal of bricks in historic Freedmen's Town

A group of demonstrators protested the removal of bricks in the streets of historic Freedmen’s Town.

18-wheeler overturned on Highway 146 in Baytown

Northbound lanes of Highway 146 near Spur 330 are causing traffic backups in the Baytown area.

PD: Woman accidentally shot by father in La Porte

A woman was injured in what police said was an accidental shooting in La Porte.

Fire marshal: Man set fire to store because he was upset with owner

A man is facing an arson charge for allegedly setting fire to a gas station convenience store because investigators said he was upset at the owner.

Police seek 2 suspects after man shot in face during armed robbery

Several surveillance photos from an armed robbery in which a person was shot in the face have been released by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect charged in shooting death of man outside movie theater

A man has been charged in a deadly shooting that happened Friday at a shopping center in north Harris County.

Big rig knocks down power pole, lines in Museum District

A big rig pulled down several utility poles causing power outages in Museum District.

Fire burning behind warehouse in southeast Houston

Houston firefighters battled a grass fire burning near Hobby Airport.

2 men shot during dispute at home in NE Houston

Houston police are investigating after two men were shot in northeast Houston early Monday.

Two men sought in gas station robbery in NW Harris County

Two men are being sought in a gas station robbery in northwest Harris County.

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church breaks ground on new sanctuary

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church is expanding to accommodate its growing congregation.

Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

The NFL Players Association filed a federal lawsuit Monday for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitration ruling that upheld the NFL's suspension of the star running back.

Video shows high school student apparently spitting at teacher

HISD and HISD police are investigating an altercation that took place between a student and a teacher at Sam Houston High School.

Man in hospital after being hit by car in southeast Houston

A driver could face charges after hitting a pedestrian in southeast Houston.

School bus carrying students to North Brook High School involved in accident

A school bus with children on board was involved in an accident in northwest Houston Monday morning.

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New survey released on least wanted gifts

For years alcohol has been a go-to gift for holiday get-togethers, but a new survey shows it is one of the least wanted gifts.

FedEx gears up for busiest shipping day ever

Monday marks the busiest day in FedEx history, with more than 22.6 million packages expected to ship out.

Driver crashes into HPD cruiser in north Houston

A driver is in the hospital after crashing into an HPD car in north Houston.


Local barber keeps traditional art of shaving alive

There's a new spin on an old service catering to the modern man.

Siblings' birthdays numerical coincidences

It's a numerical coincidence for an Aldine Independent School District math teacher living in Spring -- Patrick Tarnowski's son was born Saturday, on 12-13-14.

Driver hits, kills pedestrian on FM 1960

A man is dead after being hit by a truck on FM 1960 and Briarcreek Boulevard.

Chaos at Houston-area malls ahead of new Air Jordan release

Hundreds of people stood in line for hours at Houston-area malls in order to get a ticket to purchase the new Air Jordan 11 Retro "Legend Blue."

Dog rescued after tree lights spark fire in family home in Harris County

Firefighters with the Little York Fire Department rescued a 2-year-old Chihuahua from a burning house on Bell Shadow Lane in northwest Harris County on Sunday morning.

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.

George Bush's advice: Don't paint your mom or wife

George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice:

Crime Stoppers: House ransacked, Gold taken

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public help is recovering gold bars and jewelry stolen during a burglary, according to Crime Stoppers.

Man shot, killed in apartment complex parking lot

Homicide detectives are working to find out who shot and killed a man in a parking lot at an apartment complex on Bissonet near Braeswood Saturday evening.

Masked men rob GameStop at gunpoint on West Road

Two armed men are on the loose after robbing a GameStop.

2 killed in crash on Highway 288

A major crash turns deadly on HWY 288 near Orem.

Argument leads to double shooting on Cullen

Two people are in the hospital after a shooting in Southeast Houston.

Hundreds gather against police brutality near Galleria

Cries for social justice filled the streets near the Galleria on Saturday during a second round of protests in Houston against several cases of alleged police brutality in other parts of the country.

Man who barricaded himself in motel room taken into custody

A man who barricaded himself in a motel room in Atascocita has been taken into custody after several hours of negotiating.

Coast Guard searches for man overboard near Sabine Pass

Coast Guard crews are searching for a man who fell overboard while painting a bulk carrier anchor approximately 10 miles off Savine Pass Saturday.

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman trophy

Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon's first Heisman Trophy winner.

Water outages possible as city repairs line; Intersection closed

As the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department works to determine the location and extent of a water transmission line leak, they have shut down the intersection of Starmount and Steelman roads until the repair is complete.

Thousands gather for Wreaths Across America event

Thousands of volunteers went to the Houston National Cemetery Saturday to lay wreaths across the graves of our men and women who have served.

Man shot by officers during traffic stop

A man was shot by two officers during a traffic stop after police said he was acting suspiciously.

Reward offered for suspects in laundromat robbery

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for two aggravated robbery suspects.

Kempner coach arrested after sexual assault accusations

A basketball coach at Kempner High School in the Fort Bend Independent School District has been arrested after sexual assault accusations were made against him.

Stopgap spending bill clears Senate, goes to Obama

Congress has sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through Wednesday and avert a government shutdown.

Fort Hood attack victims closer to Purple Hearts

The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due.

State health commission's top attorney resigns

The state health commission's top attorney has resigned amid questions about his ties to an Austin technology company to which he steered $110 million in no-bid contracts.

Man dies after being shot outside movie theater

Officials are trying to determine what led to a deadly shooting in north Harris County.

1 of 3 accused in El Paso corpse abuse indicted

One of three people facing charges in a case involving corpse abuse has been indicted.

HFD: Electrical wiring causes house fire on Pershing

Firefighters are blaming an electrical short for starting a fire inside a Southeast Houston home.

Man found dead after 2 hit-and-runs on 610 South Loop

A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles on the 610 South Loop.

Wife accused of running over husband on Southwest Freeway

A man is dead after police say his wife ran him down on the Southwest freeway.

Red flags for how charities spend your money

December is the busiest time all year for charitable donations.  Local 2 Investigates found out some red flags that contributors should look out for before making a donation. 

Doctor suspended after Local 2 investigation into drugs-for-sex allegations

The Texas Medical Board has issued a temporary suspension of Dr. Thomas Taylor's license to practice medicine. The board took the action late Friday, less than 24 hours after a Local 2 investigation uncovered allegations contained in a lawsuit filed in Harris County.

PD: Suspects arrested in robbery; may be connected to deadly shooting

Police may have a break in a violent crime, and they are investigating whether it's connected to others.

Unusual request made to curb package thefts

A Harris County constable has some advice that could decrease a crime trend seen during the holiday season.

"Don't Jerk & Drive" campaign to be removed

Messages like "don't drink and drive" and "don't text and drive" are pretty straight forward, but a new public safety campaign seems to be creating some confusion.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler, Let the Good Time Roll: It’s holiday time in New Orleans

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style.  In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas….but there is also something else in the air; comfort and happiness that come from the rich food and spirits that only a Cajun Christmas can bring.  Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler—Let the Good Time…

Masked crook steals Christmas package

The Grinch of Lakemont Shores is caught on a homeowner's surveillance camera.

Laptops stolen from Houston libraries

Houston police are searching for the man they say may be connected to a string of Houston-area library burglaries.

19-year-old charged in Baytown murder

A man accused of murdering a 19-year-old Baytown resident at his apartment Thursday has been arrested.

Houstonians glad to have prices down at the pump

The price of gasoline is dropping, but it could harm Houston's economy.

Son of dead woman in fridge found safe in Mexico with father, who was arrested

An Amber Alert has been canceled after the toddler of a woman who was found dead in an apartment refrigerator was safely located in Mexico with his father, who was taken into custody. We'll have more on Local 2 News.

Surveillance video released of suspects wanted in game room robbery

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects wanted in the robbery of a game room in southeast Houston on Nov. 30.

DA: HPD officers, HCSO deputies to be equipped with body cameras

Body cameras on police officers have been a hot topic in light of recent cases of officer-involved shootings. Soon Harris County deputies and Houston police officers will be outfitted with the technology.

8 puppies found abandoned in bag of dog food on roadside near Willowbrook Mall

Eight puppies were found abandoned inside of a bag of dog food on the side of a highway near Willowbrook Mall Thursday morning.

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Eight puppies were found abandoned inside of a bag of dog food on the side of a highway near Willowbrook Mall Thursday morning.

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Teacher's aide arrested, accused of punching autistic student

A Brazoria County teacher's aide is behind bars, accused of punching a 13-year-old who is autistic.

HPD: Drug dealer kills elderly man who confronted him about selling dope

A suspected drug dealer is accused of killing an elderly man who confronted him about selling drugs on his property, according to Houston police.

Dancing could reduce risk of dementia

A local dance studio is trying to help senior citizens battle the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Armored truck guard kills suspect during attempted robbery

An ambush on an armored truck at a northwest Houston bank Friday turned deadly after investigators say the truck guard managed to turn the tables on the suspect.

Adrian Peterson's appeal of NFL suspension denied

An arbiter appointed by the NFL to hear Adrian Peterson's appeal has ruled that the Minnesota Vikings running back will remain suspended until at least next spring.

Sister of woman found dead feels missing baby, his dad may be out of country

The sister of a woman whose dead body was found stuffed inside a refrigerator in a southwest Houston apartment fears that her missing nephew and his father are long gone.

6 arrests in undercover bust at Cowgirls Men's Club

Six people are facing charges after an undercover bust at a men's club in Harris County.

Man shot 3 times at apartment calls dad before collapsing

A young man who was shot at his apartment in Spring used his last strength to call his father before passing out early Friday.  His father arrived, found his son and called 911.

Surveillance video released of gas station robbery

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video of an armed robbery at a gas station in southwest Houston.

Police: Suspected drunken driver arrested after deadly wreck

Police took a suspected drunken driver into custody, after officers said he caused two wrecks, one of them deadly, in northwest Houston.

Crooks smash into NW Houston laundromat with sledgehammer

A would-be burglar is on the run and another is in custody after using a sledgehammer to smash into a Northwest Houston laundromat.

Deputies: 1 dead after car smashes into tree

One person is dead after crashing into a tree in northeast Harris County.

Crooks flee after failed ATM smash-and-grab attempt in northwest Houston

Crooks caused major damage, but left empty-handed, during a failed smash-and-grab attempt at a gas station and convenience store in northwest Houston early Friday.

Pickup rear-ends Houston police patrol car on Highway 59 in Kingwood

A Houston police patrol car was involved in an accident in the Kingwood area.

Bill Cosby's scheduled performance in Houston canceled

The Bill Cosby performance at Jones Hall scheduled for January 24, 2015, has been canceled by mutual agreement with the intent to reschedule in a future season. No new date has been announced.

Coffee competitors fight for your freedom to brew

Keurig's new coffeemaker only brews Keurig brand "K-Cups", but now companies are creating products to trick the machine and brew cups from any coffee company.

Lawsuit alleges prominent Houston doctor traded prescriptions for sex

The chief of academic surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center is being accused of trading prescription drugs for sex in a new lawsuit.

Deputies: Man tried to steal $10K in construction materials

Deputies arrested a man who tried to steal approximately $10,000 in material from a construction site Wednesday. 

Neighbors in Fort Bend County to take action after dozens of car break-ins

A rash of recent car break-ins has prompted a Fort Bend County neighborhood to take action.

Quanell X makes an appearance on Tommy's Garage after teacher controversy

Despite recent tensions both Quanell X and Internet show host Tom Adkins wanted to have a conversation rather than controversy.

HISD school board gives superintendent $100K bonus on top of $300K salary

As school districts around the country are making major cuts, the Houston Independent School District is paying out.

HEB and Interfaith Ministries serve 6,000 meals to seniors and kids

HEB got into the spirit of giving in the holiday season by helping serve more than 6,000 meals to the community Thursday.

Wheatley High School demolished, HISD plans to build new school on site

The old Wheatley High School in northeast Houston was reduced to a pile of rubble Thursday.

Report: Houston to gain more than 60K jobs in 2015

An annual report issued by the Greater Houston Partnership claims the city could gain more than 60,000 jobs in the new year.

New fat-killing procedure uses radio waves

For most women and men, the desire to be slim is very much in. Now there's a new type of fat fighter that never touches the skin, but zaps the fat from those pesky places.

House narrowly approves $1.1 trillion spending bill

Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse…

Houston students participate in Hour of Code

Students throughout Houston and around the world are learning how to think like computer programmers.

Bionic hands get new power through smartphone app

This year was life changing for a south Houston man who lost both of his hands when he accidentally grabbed a live power line on the job.

PD: Shots fired during meat market robbery in northwest Houston

Police are investigating a robbery and shooting at a meat market in northwest Houston.

HPD officer to reappear before grand jury on killing of unarmed black man

A Houston police officer is will reappear before a grand jury Tuesday for the killing of an unarmed black man in January.

Burglars steal from six different apartment units in the Montrose area

The Muse Apartment Community was the target of burglars this week and according to police, the suspect or suspects hit at least six different units within just two hours.

Crews respond to building fire in Missouri City

About 15 fire fighters were needed to put out a barn fire in Missouri City Thursday evening. 

Man dies after being shot outside Stafford Walmart; Gunman wanted

Stafford police are looking for the gunman who fatally shot a man outside a Walmart in Wednesday night. 

Woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist near Montrose

The jury has decided the punishment for a Houston woman found guilty in the fatal hit-and-run of a bicyclist a year ago.  Margaret Mayer has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.

Major gas leak in Richmond causes road closures, traffic backup

The Richmond fire and police departments are responding to major gas leak that started when construction workers hit a line Thursday afternoon. 

Virginia sues highway guardrails manufacturer

Virginia announced it has sued a Dallas company for selling the state "unapproved highway safety equipment" that was recently taken off the market, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said Thursday.

3 construction workers dead in Dallas high-rise fire

Three construction workers are dead after a fire erupted in a downtown Dallas high-rise, prompting the evacuation of thousands of office workers from the building.

HCSO: One person taken to hospital after crash in parking lot of Copperfield Walmart

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said a man has survived a crash that happened in the parking lot of a Copperfield Walmart. 

Golden tooth dropped into Houston area Salvation Army red kettle

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston has been getting a few gold donations this season -- but one person dropped a toothy surprise into the red kettle. 

1 KG of methamphetamine packages found in Conroe apartment

Two people were arrested after investigators served a narcotics search warrant at an apartment in Conroe Wednesday evening.

Warmer, drier weather into weekend

A weak upper level weather disturbance that has brought sprinkles and light rain showers to southeast Texas since Wednesday evening will exit the region Thursday afternoon. In its wake, drier, warmer and brighter weather will take over into the weekend.

Mom accused of leaving babies in car while she visits probation officer

A mother is accused of leaving a toddler and an infant alone in a locked car while she visited her probation officer.

Suspected beer thieves caught on camera

Crime Stoppers is looking for information about two suspected beer thieves, one of which allegedly threatened an employee with a knife.

Funeral services set for Katy ISD students killed in crash

Visitations and memorial services have been scheduled for Trent Weber and Terra Kubala, the two Katy ISD students killed in a crash last weekend.

6 things not to buy before Christmas

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, but some products you see on sale now may actually be cheaper after Christmas.

Dentists to provide free dental work on Friday

If you or someone you know needs to see a dentist, you need to know about this event.

Driver dies after crashing into tree

A man is dead after he crashed his truck into a tree Wednesday night in southeast Houston.

Young girl with cancer has simple birthday wish

A 4-year-old Montgomery County girl battling cancer is sharing her simple birthday wish.

Weather postpones 2nd guardrail safety test

Weather postponed the second day of tests on controversial guardrails that a federal whistleblower tells Local 2 Investigates have not functioned properly and have killed Texas motorists.

6 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Eldridge Parkway

Life Flight confirms three patients were flown to the Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute after a major vehicle accident Wednesday night. 

One dead in fiery Beltway crash

Authorities say a car rear-ended a construction vehicle and caught fire.  Firefighters discovered the deceased once they put out the flames.

Krispy Kreme elaborates on sweet return to Houston

Krispy Kreme is gearing up for its sweet return to Houston.

Houston Chronicle evacuated Wednesday night

Employees at the Houston Chronicle evacuated the company's building late Wednesday night after a generator overheated.

Woman found guilty in hit-and-run death of bicyclist

A jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a Houston woman accused in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist a year ago. 

Houston fugitive indicted for mail fraud surrenders to federal authorities

A Houston woman accused of aggravated identity theft appeared in federal court Wednesday afternoon. 

Falling oil prices to impact Houston home sales

Drivers in the Houston area haven't been this pumped to fill up in a long time! The average price of gasoline across the region is $2.41 a gallon down 68 cents compared to the same time last year. But what's good for consumers may not be so for other sectors of the economy.

Dog rushed to emergency animal clinic after he eats homework

It's one of the oldest tricks in the books: saying your dog at your homework. But it actually came true for one Magnolia West High School student.

Man transported to hospital with gunshot wound after argument

A man is in the hospital after a shooting on Bissonnet near Court Glen Drive Wednesday night.

Goodwill teams up with Kristian Bush for donation campaign

Goodwill Industries has started a new push for donations this holiday season, and they've got some star power leading their campaign.

Vigils held at Dekaney High to honor 2 football players killed in crash

People gathered at the Dekaney High School football field Wednesday night for a vigil to remember the lives of two students who died in a crash.

Testing of guardrails linked to deadly wrecks begins in San Antonio

Testing has begun in San Antonio to see if guardrails linked to deadly accidents should remain on the road. It's a problem Local 2 Investigates first exposed.

Basketball player injured in shooting

He was a Fort Bend County high school basketball standout with hoop dreams that included a possible career in the pros. But the athlete's chance at a promising career was dashed by an act of violence.

Time magazine to feature healthcare workers fighting Ebola

2014 will go down in history as the year Ebola crossed into our borders and threatened the lives of American healthcare workers. One Houston doctor who traveled to Sierra Leone to fight the virus said it’s important to stay focused on the fight.

Beltway 8 reopens after non-fatal rollover accident

All mainlanes have reopened after a non-fatal accident on Beltway 8 at Vickery Drive.

Thieves steal thousands of dollars in musical instruments from church

Thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment was stolen from a Baytown church Saturday.

2 local World War II Civil Air Patrol members honored

Wednesday was a very special day for two local veterans as they were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C.

Medical examiner: Mom found in fridge died from stab wounds to neck

An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-month-old after his mother was found stabbed to death in a refrigerator in an apartment in southwest Houston Monday. The child, Achilles Lambert, is believed to be with his father, Patrick Lambert, who is wanted as a person of interest in the case.

PD: Parking lot murder suspects targeting Hispanic women in morning hours

Investigators say the men behind a grandmother's murder might be responsible for nine robbery and shooting incidents on Houston's south side since Nov. 16. They believe at least three men are targeting Hispanic women in the early morning hours.

Oil, tourism growth prompts new, non-stop UA flights from IAH to Chile

International routes at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport are growing and the most recent new route was launched this week.

Most Wanted lists issued in Fort Bend County; Crime Stoppers offers rewards

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc., released two Most Wanted lists Wednesday afternoon. 

Teen accused of calling 911 reporting himself in effort to 'bait' deputies

A teen was arrested and charged after authorities say he called 911 to report a suspicious person in the area, but was actually talking about himself.

Suspect in custody after deadly shooting in northeast Houston

Houston police said Marcus Menifee accused the victim of stealing money from him, then fatally shot him.

Shooting victim crawls to neighbor's home for help before collapsing

Officers found a bloody scene after a man was shot inside his southwest Houston apartment Wednesday morning.

Gorgeous day ahead Wednesday, chance for light showers late

A weak disturbance passing through Texas Wednesday and Thursday will bring a meager chance for light rain showers to the area between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.

Ex-youth minister accused of sexually assaulting underage girl extradited

A former Channelview music minister arrested in New York City on sexual assault of a child charges in Harris County has been extradited back to Texas.

Argument leads to deadly shooting

An argument between two men leads to a deadly shooting in northeast Houston.

2 dead in Dallas assisted living complex fire

A fire at a senior assisted living complex in Dallas left two people dead and several hurt early Wednesday, a fire official said.

Ex-Alvin High School teacher accused of child porn possession

A former Alvin High School teacher has been indicted, accused of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Texas Equusearch founder offers solutions on cars submerged in Houston bayous

There's growing momentum to fix a problem lurking in Houston's bayous, first exposed by Local 2 Investigates. Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller spoke at council Tuesday, asking for support to get those vehicles removed.

Technology makes getting key copies easier

Making a copy of your house key usually requires a locksmith or a trip to the hardware store. But now thanks to new technology all you need is your smart phone. The question is could that convenience come with risk?

TEA says 14 charter schools, 5 in Houston area, face shutdowns

State education officials say they've identified 14 open-enrollment charter schools that meet the legislative standard for mandatory revocation of their charters.

TopGolf tees up third Houston-area location

TopGolf is beginning construction on its third Houston-area location.

When to buy generic or name brand

Turns out there can be a big difference between buying generic versus name brands.

Escaped prisoner captured after foot chase in downtown Houston

A prisoner who bolted from the Houston City Jail did not get very far early Wednesday, and is now facing more charges.

Ebola fighters named Time's 'Person of the Year'

The men and women who continue to dedicate their lives to the fight against Ebola have been named Time's "person of the year," according to Nancy Gibbs, the magazine's managing editor.

New strategy to fight thieves in Richmond neighborhood

So far this year there have been 890 car break-ins in Fort Bend County, according to Sheriff Troy Nehls, who told Local 2 that most of them are vehicles that are left unlocked. 

Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley dies at 75

A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.

Wednesday's weather webcast

Hazy sunshine Tuesday will give way to thicker clouds and a chance of showers in days ahead.

Teacher missed by students after deadly crash

In Arlene Soto's classroom Tuesday, the place where the talented young teacher brought learning to life, the desks were empty and the classroom left deadly silent.

Testing begins Wednesday on new guardrails

The first test to see if guardrails manufactured by Trinity Industries function properly will begin Wednesday morning and Local 2 Investigates will be on hand to witness the test at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.

Sugar Land, ACE Theatrical Group to break ground on ‘Venue of the Future’

A bold, innovative new venue is coming to Sugarland that is expected to change the live entertainment landscape of the region.  Sugar Land City Council and key executive staff will join ACE Theatrical Group to break ground on a project, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.

Video catches postal worker throwing package

A United States Postal Service customer says she is upset after her home surveillance camera captured a postal worker tossing her package onto her porch Monday.

Experts in Galveston race to save lives of 50 sea turtles

The smallest species of marine turtles in the world and the official state sea turtle of Texas are washing up on shores in New England. 

Officer accused of trying to destroy cell phone video of confrontation

The Houston Police Department is investigating one of its officers, who's accused of trying to destroy a cell phone recording of a confrontation with a citizen.

Deadly hit-and-run trial begins

The trial has started for a driver accused of hitting and killing a woman while she was riding her bike home from work.

Hardy Toll Road reopens after power lines cleared

Four downed power lines slowed commuters on the Hardy Toll Road before they were removed from the highway.

Man wanted in aggravated robbery at Baytown Walgreens

The Baytown Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in a aggravated robbery at a Walgreens.

Demand increases for body cameras on HPD officers

Mayor Annise Parker recently announced that all Houston Police Department officers will be getting body cameras and some City Council members agree with the plan.

Suspects drive through school grounds, plow into backyard during chase

Two suspects were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon following a wild chase in north Harris County.

Street lights turned back on after Local 2 reports on robbery

The streets lights are back on in the Meyerland neighborhood after Local 2 stepped in to help a homeowner who was robbed at gunpoint.

PHOTOS: Baby Okapi debuts at Houston Zoo

Miráq, a one-month-old okapi, made his public debut at the Houston Zoo on Tuesday.

Sheriff: Man chokes boy for not taking out trash

A man is facing charges after deputies said he choked his girlfriend's young son for not taking out the trash.

PD: Suspect seen on surveillance video using stolen debit card to purchase fuel

La Porte police are searching for a suspect who used a debit card stolen from a Family Dollar on Saturday.

Reward offered for suspects wanted in robbery of Game Stop

Houston police need the public's help identifying two suspects wanted in the robbery of a Game Stop store in November.

Authorities identify burned body found in Liberty County

Southeast Texas authorities have identified a man whose body was found wrapped in a tarp and burned on the side of the road.

NASA, Houston Methodist Hospital work on spacesuit issue

The empty spacesuit that sat on the operating table in a lab at Houston Methodist Hospital's research institute made for an unusual patient.

Man charged with beating ex, her new boyfriend appears before judge

A man wanted in connection to a violent home invasion in Spring appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.

Horse theft suspect tracked down by neighbor's detective work

A horse owner's neighbor helps police track down a man accused of stealing a horse.

Local World War II veteran to receive Congressional Gold Medal

A local man who served during World War II as a civilian will receive one of the nation's highest civilian awards.

Harris County man facing child pornography charges

Investigators with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's office have pressed child pornography charges against a man after receiving a tip.

Firefighters respond to fire at Akzo Nobel chemical plant in La Porte

Firefighters were responding to a fire at a chemical plant in La Porte Tuesday morning.

FBCSO: Man recaptured after breaking free of handcuffs, fleeing from deputies

A man is in custody again after escaping Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies early Tuesday morning.

Testimony continues in trial of teen accused of killing girl in satanic ritual

It was another difficult and disturbingly graphic day Tuesday in a courtroom where a man on trial is accused of raping, mutilating and killing a 15-year-old girl.

Arguments to start in trial of teen accused of killing girl in satanic ritual

Arguments are expected to start Thursday in the trial of a man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl in a satanic ritual.

Teen found guilty in brutal satanic killing of young girl

The man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl in a brutal satanic ritual will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Pizza Hut unveils pizza with Doritos crust

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Day care fight recorded, investigation launched

Montgomery County Sheriff's officials and state regulators launched investigation after a video tape surfaced showing a 4-year-old being pummeled by a classmate at a Lake Conroe area day care.

New HPD unit focuses on abuse, stalking

It can start with obsessive text messages and phone calls, then progress to violence. Houston-area women dealing with stalkers and abusive relationships now have a new team to protect them.

Volunteers work to reunite truck driver with pit bull, separated nearly 1,000 miles

Plans are underway to reunite an Illinois truck driver with his pit bull, thanks to several volunteers.

Inmate accused of stabbing Harris County detention officer

A Harris County detention officer was stabbed by an inmate during a sanitation check around Monday.

Tuesday's weather webcast

Monday sunshine lifted temperatures to the mid and upper 60s by afternoon.  It also lifted spirits around southeast Texas after a prolonged stretch of largely gray weather.

$1 million lottery prize sold at Pasadena business will expire soon

A $1 million prize sold at a Pasadena store will soon expire, according to the Texas Lottery Commission.

Neighbors wake up to missing storm sewer grates

Police said thieves hoping for a quick buck stole storm drains over the weekend in the communities of Hillwood and Cloverland on Houston's south side.

Golden Nugget Lake Charles casino officially opens

Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos and sole owner, chairman and CEO of Fertitta Entertainment, Inc., will officially open the newest casino in the South. Fertitta, Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, and local dignitaries will host a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand…

Thieves steal jewelry, cash from San Jacinto Mall kiosks

Three men stole thousands of dollars of jewelry from a mall kiosk in Baytown over the weekend. The same group also stole cash from Kris Kringle, police said.

Injured pelicans found in Galveston

At least 11 pelicans have been killed and more than a dozen others have been found in Galveston with fishing line and hooks stuck in them. The injured birds were taken to the Wildlife Center of Texas in Houston, where doctors and wildlife experts are working to remove the items.

Vigils held for 2 Katy ISD teens killed in crash; Driver hires lawyer

Students at two Katy Independent School District high schools returned to class Monday while mourning the loss of two classmates killed in a weekend crash. The teen driver returned to the scene with his attorney, prominent criminal defense lawyer Dan Cogdell.

Police on scene of possible shooting near Hobby Airport

Police are on the scene of a crash near Hobby Airport.

Teen arrested, accused in four burglaries in Pecan Grove

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says they have solved four burglary cases. They have arrested a 19-year-old after they say they caught him with stolen items in his car.

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Meyerland

The search is on for three armed men who robbed a woman in the driveway of her Meyerland home.

Trial begins for teen accused of killing 15-year-old in satanic ritual

Opening statements began Monday in the trial of a teenager accused of brutally killing a 15-year-old girl in a satanic ritual.

Jury selected in trial of woman accused in deadly hit-and-run

A jury has been selected in the trial of a woman accused of causing a deadly hit and run.
Police say Margaret Mayer hit 24-year-old Chelsea Norman on the evening Dec. 1 2013 as Norman rode her bicycle home from working at a Whole Foods.

New star on Texas license plates

A new star is born on Texas specialty license plates.

Houston lawmaker raising awareness about Texas' Merry Christmas law

A state representative from Houston is raising awareness for Texas' Merry Christmas Law that allows teachers, students, parents and school administrators to celebrate traditional winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools without fear of censorship, persecution or litigation.

HPD: Great-grandfather beaten for not allowing drunk grandson to leave with tot

An 80-year-old man who was trying to prevent his 2-year-old great-grandson from leaving with his intoxicated father was beaten and punched in the face, according to Houston police.

Mother charged after leaving baby, 2 children alone at SE Houston apartment

Houston police charge Kenyuatta Husband, 22, with abandoning a child with intent to return after police found her three children alone, according to Harris County Court records.

Sunny skies continue short-term, clouds make comeback later this week

After a gray and gloomy weekend, Monday brings a refreshing brightness to southeast Texas.  Skies are sunny and temperatures are climbing.  By lunch time, Houston was already at 60 degrees.  Afternoon high temperatures will be very seasonable, in the mid 60s.

Silver Alert canceled; 87-year-old Baytown man found in Louisiana

A Silver Alert issued for an 87-year-old Baytown man has been canceled after the man was found safe.

Abbott's priorities: Border security, cutting taxes, road infrastructure

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says his administration's top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into a traffic-clogged state road network.

Passenger drop-off area at Hobby Airport to be rerouted to arrivals area

Starting next week, you should expect traffic delays if you or someone you know will be flying in or out of Hobby Airport.

Man drowns after falling into Brays Bayou

A man drowned after falling into Brays Bayou in southeast Houston Sunday night.

Records: 8 deaths at DuPont plants since 2007

Federal records show at least eight fatalities and more than 30 accidents involving the release of toxic compounds have occurred at DuPont plants nationwide since 2007.

Sheriff: Family shipwrecked in Galveston Bay actually on the run

The day after they were rescued from a sailboat sinking in Galveston Bay, Donald and Karlien Winberg disappeared with their seven children.

Mother of 2 shot to death in apartment parking lot near NRG Stadium

Houston police are investigating after a grandmother was found dead in an apartment parking lot near NRG Stadium Friday morning.

Police: Texas City woman died from strangulation

Police say a Texas City woman who was found dead on Thanksgiving was strangled.

HFD: Worker rescued from trench on Houston's south side

Houston firefighters are on the scene of a trench rescue Monday morning on the south side.

Freebie alert: Free food & drink thanks to Houston Texans win!

Thanks to the Houston Texans' win, there are plenty of free food offers of which you can take advantage.

Miller Lite brews up free beer delivery service

Miller Lite is making beer runs for free in four U.S. cities.

Local group trains therapy dogs for those who served

They're family pets and service animals for the disabled, and now man's best friend is taking on a growing role: helping the nation's soldiers and first responders who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Missing doctor found alive in El Campo

Twenty-five-year-old Fehintola Omidele was found alive in El Campo on Sunday after she was reported missing.

2 Katy ISD students killed after pickup rolls over in Fort Bend County

A 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl where ejected from a truck that overturned Saturday night. They were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. 

Police seek cellphone thief

Police are searching for a man who they said stole two cellphones from a business in the 5300 block of West 34th Street on Sept. 10.

Agency: women can help with undocumented females

The U.S. Border Patrol is seeking to increase the number of female agents in its ranks to help with the influx of undocumented women.

3 killed in 3-car wreck near Andrews in West Texas

AThree people are dead in a three-car accident near Andrews in West Texas.

Drone launch, recovery complex set for Texas base

An Oklahoma company has announced it will build a $33 million drone complex at Fort Bliss.

Dallas Ebola patient's ER doctor missed high fever

The Dallas emergency-room doctor who initially treated a Liberian man who later died of Ebola says he wasn't aware that the patient's temperature spiked to 103 degrees — something that could have been a major warning sign.

Possible remains of missing man found

Skeletal remains possibly belonging to a missing 23-year-old man were found Saturday afternoon by two members of Texas EquuSearch in a section of woods in Liberty County, deputies say.

HPD: man stabbed in pickup truck after argument

Police find a stabbing victim during a routine traffic stop in southwest Houston.

Investigators shut down illegal gaming operation

After a lengthy investigation, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office investigators shut down a game room being operated in the Richmond area.

HPD officer crashes during chase in southwest Houston

A driver faces possible felony evading and DUI charges after leading police on a chase from Bissonnet Street to Highway 90.

Deputies investigate possible pipe bombs in neighborhood

It was a tense scene in the Memorial Chase subdivision in Spring as Harris County deputies investigated possible pipe bombs found in a home.

Some Galleria stores close doors due to police brutality protests

Some store workers locked their doors when protesters marched inside The Galleria on Saturday.

Deputies: Man on the run after beating couple in home

Harris County sheriff's deputies began investigating after a man and woman were badly beaten in a home near Spring.

Power line worker electrocuted in SE Houston

A power line worker was electrocuted late Saturday morning, according to the Houston Fire Department.  

HCC patrol car rear-ended on Highway 6

A Houston Community College patrol car was damaged in a wreck just after midnight Saturday.

Firefighter breaks leg battling electrical fire at SW Houston home

A Houston firefighter was rushed to the hospital Friday night after he was injured while battling a house fire.

Motorcycle rider leads police chase on Westheimer

Houston police said they arrested a motorcycle rider on charges of felony evasion after he sped away from officers during a traffic stop Saturday morning.

North Freeway reopens after officer-involved crash

The North Freeway is back open near Greens Road after several lanes of traffic were blocked off because of an officer-involved crash.  

HPD chief sounds off on pot arrests

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is making national headlines after indicating it may be time for marijuana use to be legalized not only in Texas but across the country.

Can cuddling with pets impact your sleep?

When many pet owners hit the sack for the night, those furry friends are right there in bed with them. But is that a good thing?

13-year-old shows off his skills as an inventor

While most eighth-graders are busy doing homework, band or sports, a local boy has turned to entrepreneurship.

Fix issued for popular rifle's dangerous defect

It's the most popular gun in America, with a dangerous defect - the Remington 700 series rifle.

HPD: Store clerk injures robber during shootout in northwest Houston

Police are searching for two robbers who got into a shootout with a convenience store clerk in northwest Houston.

Richmond-area man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault

A Richmond-area man is facing several charges after an incident with his ex-girlfriend.

Pasadena teen accused of shooting unintended target during altercation

One person has been arrested after a non-fatal shooting in Pasadena.

Pasadena PD looking for man who robbed woman

The Pasadena Police Department is asking for the public's help to solve a robbery.

Resident concerned after package dropped off in front of driveway

With the holidays right around the corner, millions of packages will be delivered across the world. But with that comes the concern of gifts breaking in the mail or even getting stolen before making it to proper person.

Deputies: Woman leaving Pecan Grove home robbed by armed man

Deputies are searching for a man who held up a woman at gunpoint as she was leaving her Richmond home Wednesday morning.

Controversy over deputy arrest video

A Tomball man with a cellphone was arrested after he refused to stop video recording a Harris County sheriff's deputy questioning a suspect.

Man charged with shooting teen with BB Gun

Police say a man suspected of shooting a teen with a BB gun wanted to teach the victim a lesson.

Baylor College of Medicine offers new weight loss treatment

The Baylor College of Medicine says it might be able to help shrink fat on waistlines for people with specific problem areas.

Weekend traffic closures to avoid

Before you finalize your weekend plans, you may want to consider that several major freeways and feeder roads are going to be shut down for construction projects.

Local 2 Investigation leads to crews fixing neighborhood eyesore

A vacant building that was a major eyesore on Houston's northwest side is getting some attention after Local 2 Investigates put pressure on the city to take action. But these repairs come nearly two years after the first complaints.

HPD: Couple robbed, husband shot by suspects in southeast Houston

Houston Police are asking for the public's help finding three suspects accused of shooting a man and robbing him and his wife in southeast Houston.

NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars. "There's your new spacecraft, America," Mission Control commentator Rob…

Police brutality protests held around Houston

Students at The University of Houston staged a "die in" and Texas Southern University students marched on campus to protest against what organizers describe as police brutality in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

New developments in effort to recover cars submerged in Houston bayous

Local 2 Investigates first told you about hundreds of cars submerged in Houston's bayous. Now the effort to get those cars out of the water is gaining steam.

Reward offered for man wanted in gas station armed robbery

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who robbed a gas station in the Houston area on October 17.

HPD: Man shot after argument over woman at SW Houston strip club

An argument over a woman at a gentleman's club in southwest Houston left one man shot early Friday, according to Houston police.

FBCSO: Bragging by teen leads to arrest in aggravated robbery case

Two teens have been arrested and charged in a robbery case after one of them was heard bragging about the crime, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

2 children aboard day care van that crashes, overturns in Cinco Ranch

Two children were aboard a day care van Friday afternoon when it overturned in the Cinco Ranch area, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Driver crashes car into guest bedroom of northwest Houston home

A couple, sleeping in their bedroom, awoke early Friday morning to the sound of a car crashing into the side of their house.

Ex-HPD officer shot in face pleads in child sex case

A retired Houston police officer who survived a high-profile shooting in 1993 has been sentenced to probation for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.

Aldine ISD staff member accused of breaking leg of special needs student

An Aldine High School staff member facing charges for a physical altercation that left a special needs student with broken bones appeared before a judge Thursday morning.

Free Holiday Fun This Weekend

Between the gifts, the decorations and your family feast, there's not much about the holidays that's cheap. But today is Freebie Friday; and our consumer expert Amy Davis has looked high and low to find all sorts of fun that'll you bring you some Christmas cheer on the cheap.

Man injured in rollover accident near Memorial Park

A man is recovering after he crashed his vehicle near Memorial Park Thursday night.

Aldine ISD staff member accused of breaking leg of special needs student

An Aldine High School staff member facing charges for a physical altercation that left a special needs student with broken bones appeared before a judge Thursday morning.

Prosecutors: Man steals more than $220K from JCPenney

A man from Washington state is accused of duping JCPenney out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

NASA scrubs Orion launch; will try again Friday

Wind gusts and sluggish fuel valves conspired to keep NASA's new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration.

Police: Thieves targeting purses draped over chairs at restaurants

Police say thieves are targeting women's purses left draped over the back of chairs at restaurants.

Hundreds of Houstonians gather to discuss local criminal justice reform

Angry about what has happened in Ferguson, Missouri, and most recently in New York City after the decision not to indict the choke hold death of Eric Garner, the Houston Justice Coalition said they want to bring about change here in Houston; they're worried about the future. 

Father remembers Dekaney High School student killed in crash

Taken on Thanksgiving Day, the picture on his phone, beaming next to his son, is the last photo Quincy Williams, Sr. would ever pose for with his namesake. Seventeen-year-old Quincy Williams Jr. was one of three people killed in a car accident on the North Freeway.


Is 'sick car syndrome' a thing?

Is your car smelling musty? It may be making you sick.

Parole hearing for notorious Houston serial killer, victim's family attends

A parole hearing was held for one of Houston's most notorious serial killers Thursday.

Restaurant Report Card: Baked goods iced with bare hands

Cinnamon rolls, donuts and pancakes are universal comfort food. But there is nothing comforting about what inspectors found when they checked out restaurants making them.

Grief counselors at Dekaney High School after two schoolmates die in crash

Grief counselors were at Dekaney High School in Spring Thursday to help students deal with the deaths of two classmates, Quincy Williams, a senior, and Sarid Shahdaiah, a junior, who both played on the school's varsity football and track teams.

Man says FBCSO deputies took his boat off his property without permission

A Chambers County man says two Ft. Bend County Sheriff's deputies took his boat off his property without permission.

Houston doctor missing; medical community asks for help to find her

Houston's medical community is sending out a collective plea after one of its doctors vanished. Fehintola "FT" Omidele was last seen Sunday night at family dinner. 

Dekaney High School varsity football players killed in crash on I-45 feeder

Two of the three people who died after a car hit a pole in north Harris County Wednesday afternoon were varsity football players at Dekaney High School, according to Spring ISD officials.

Why your flu shot may not work this year

Some doctors say the flu season is starting to take off in Houston, but the vaccine might not even help protect against this year’s most common strain of the virus.

HPD searching for person who left young child at hospital

Houston police are looking for the person who left a small child at a hospital.

Woman has a 13+ pound baby

A Colorado mother who thought she was delivering a 7-pound baby ends up having a 13-pound, 13-ounce baby instead!

Texas Children's Hospital to build isolation unit for diseases like Ebola

Texas Children's Hospital announces plans to build a $16 million isolation unit Thursday.

2 arrested at auto shop, charged with issuing fake vehicle inspection certs

Two men were arrested and charged with giving out thousands of unlawful vehicle inspection certificates Tuesday. 

Houston ISD accepts resignation of teacher accused of racist remarks

Houston ISD has unanimously approved the resignation of teacher Angela Box, effective Thursday, according to officials.

Huffman ISD investigates threat made against high school

There was concern Friday after a potential threat was made against Huffman High School.  The district investigated the threat and do not feel any students were in danger, but did notify students and parents.

West Sam Houston Tollway North at West Road reopens after accident

All main lanes and the feeder road of West Sam Houston Tollway North near West Road were temporarily shut down Thursday due to downed power lines caused by an accident.

Rescued manatee doing better after being placed in critical care in San Antonio

A rescued manatee that was placed in critical care is recovering very well, according the Chambers Sheriff's Office. 

HPD searching for more victims of suspect accused of groping young girls

Houston police have arrested a suspect who inappropriately grabbed a young girl and are asking for the public's help in identifying other possible victims. 

Police: Woman steals $176K from mentor who paid college tuition

A Houston woman was arrested after allegedly tricking her mentor into giving her money for college classes that she never attended.

Dense fog advisory for coastal areas, cloudy skies inland as weekend approaches

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for coastal counties in southeast Texas, effective through 6 o'clock Friday morning.

Suspects arrested after drug bust, police chase

Police arrest several suspects after a drug bust and chase ends in a crash.

HCSO: 3 people dead after car hits pole in N. Harris County

3 people died after their car hit a pole in north Harris County Wednesday afternoon.

Students upset about 'white privileges' assignment at Lone Star College

A controversial assignment from one professor at  Lone Star College - Tomball campus has some students upset. At least one of them has filed a complaint and refused to complete the assignment.

Burglars crash BMW into SE Houston jewelry store

Police are searching for the would-be burglars who crashed a stolen BMW into a Southeast Houston jewelry store.

New coffee maker limits what kind of coffee you can brew

Stores everywhere are promoting deals on the latest 2.0 version of the trendy Keurig coffee brewer; but consumer expert Amy Davis has a warning this morning for cost-conscious coffee lovers.

Drugs thrown out of window during police chase

After refusing to stop in a traffic stop, a driver prompts a police chase that ends with a crash.

Two gunmen rob customers, tellers at Wells Fargo bank in NW Houston

Police are looking for two gunmen who robbed the tellers and customers at a Wells Fargo bank in northwest Houston. 

Thief steals man's prized accordion, community rallies to help find it

Jose Martinez continues to jam with his Norteno band Grupo Arriero -- but one important piece is missing. His primary accordion is in the hands of a thief. 

2-alarm apartment fire in Pasadena, 2 people taken to hospital

Fire crews contained a 2-alarm fire that started at an apartment complex in Pasadena Wednesday evening. 

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Online prices differ depending on device

It's no secret that retailers are doing everything they can this holiday season to track your spending habits. But Local 2 discovered some retailers offering consumers vastly different prices for the same product based on how they shop.

HFD captain under investigation for alleged social media post

A Houston Fire Department captain is under investigation for what he allegedly wrote on a social media site.

Orion spacecraft to lift off from Cape Canaveral, first major launch in more than 3 years

The unmanned Orion spacecraft is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida early Thursday morning. 

2 Aldine HS staff members face charges in incident involving special-needs student

Two Aldine High School staff members are facing criminal charges for an incident that allegedly happened during school hours, involving a special-needs student.

Homeowner's plea for help after downed cable line

For two months, she says she has avoided the front right corner of her property in southeast Houston after a cable wire broke and fell onto her yard.

Owner locks people in laundromat, accuses customer of stealing t-shirts

Deputies responded to a northeast Harris County laundromat say they were held against their will by the owner. 

Family of student who shot himself while handcuffed sues Precinct 3

Several Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office deputies are at the center of a lawsuit involving a student who carried a gun to school, then shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a patrol car.

CEO accused of drugging, raping female employee pleads guilty

The federal trial for a former Houston software executive came to a sudden end Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to drugging and sexually abusing one of his female employees.

Federal appeals court halts execution for Texas prisoner Scott Panetti

A federal appeals court has halted the scheduled execution of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death.

Alligator kept illegally as pet in Galveston removed from yard

A pet alligator is now temporarily living at Moody Gardens after a Galveston Police Animal Services Officer found it in a backyard Wednesday.

Woman charged with abandoning child on a public road in Harris County

A woman has been charged with abandoning a child on the side of the road on Sunday. 

Mom of girl found in refrigerator charged in connection with death

The mother of a girl whose body was found wrapped in blankets inside a refrigerator at a southwest Houston apartment has been charged with injury to a child by omission.

Galveston police say auto burglary suspects confessed to crimes

Two men were arrested for breaking into two vehicles in Galveston Tuesday. 

Abbott, Texas lead multistate coalition suing over immigration order

Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the move "tramples" key portions of the U.S. Constitution.

Perry: Immigration order means more border chaos

Gov. Rick Perry says the Obama administration's executive action on immigration will trigger a new flood of people illegally entering Texas from Mexico.

Suspect ID'd in fatal crash at Bellaire Starbucks during police chase

Police have now identified the robbery suspect who was killed when his vehicle smashed into a Bellaire Starbucks during a police chase.

New Houston Krispy Kreme grand opening date announced

The company recently released the opening of the first location at 5611 Highway 6 at 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 17, 2015.

HCSO arrests 7 drivers, tickets 6 in street racing initiative

Deputies arrested seven people and issued traffic citations to six others during a street racing initiative in west Harris County from Nov. 29-30. 

Texas City woman's death ruled homicide

A woman's death in Texas City is being called a murder.

Temperatures and rain chances rise as weekend approaches

After our very brief cold snap, temperatures are beginning to moderate in southeast Texas.

Hair, cash stolen from beauty store in SW Houston

Police are reviewing surveillance video of a beauty store smash-and-grab burglary in which thousands of dollars of merchandise was stolen to try to identify the suspects.

Texas Parkway northbound in Missouri City closed due to house fire

A house fire has caused a partial closure of an intersection in Missouri City.

Suspect in custody after police chase in NW Houston

Authorities took a driver who led police on a chase through northwest Houston into custody Tuesday morning.

4 intruders break down front door, pistol-whip and rob homeowner

A homeowner awoke Wednesday morning to the sound of intruders breaking down the door of his northwest Houston home.

Mother accused of DWI with children in car

A mother was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated with her children in the vehicle.

Family escapes home safely after attic fire

A family of four is safe after a fire broke out in their attic in southwest Houston.

Cement truck rolls over at railroad tracks, closes FM 762 in Ft. Bend Co.

A heavy truck accident has closed FM 762 at Crabb River Road in Fort Bend County.

Driver pushing stalled car shot during attempted robbery

Deputies are searching for the armed men who shot a driver in the leg while trying to steal his car in North Harris County.

HPD: Man brings knife to police station

A man is in custody after he allegedly brought a knife to a police station.

Thieves rob Family Dollar at gunpoint

Harris County deputies are searching for three men who robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint Tuesday night in Katy.

Cristo Rey Jesuit School founder remembered at service

Hundreds attended the funeral mass for Father T.J. Martinez at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Downtown Houston. They weren't there to mark his death, but to celebrate his remarkable life.

Boy's kind gesture gives inspiration to adults

Video of an 8-year-old boy giving a blanket to a homeless on a cold night has been shared on social media and now people in the community are coming together to help other area homeless people.

Does chemical peel ingredient put users at risk for cancer?

Getting a chemical peel can make your face feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Dead skin cells are removed, uncovering a new layer of skin that appears smoother and vibrant. But there is a new concern about certain types of chemical peels.

Teen thief caught burglarizing store on camera

Missouri City police need the public's help to identify a teen thief who has burglarized a convenience store three times in the last several months.

Close to 100 brains missing from University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains.

Woman sues Bill Cosby, claiming underage abuse

Bill Cosby was sued Tuesday by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old.

Wednesday's weather webcast

Expect one more cool night before a sharp warm-up takes Houston back to warmer-than-normal days.

4-year-old dropped off at wrong bus stop

A mother has concerns after her son was taken to the wrong destination on his school bus.

Trial begins for CEO accused of drugging, raping women

A former software CEO, accused of drugging and raping five female employees on business trips over several years, was back in a federal courtroom Tuesday.

Gas prices below $2 per gallon? It may happen

On average, it's costing Houston drivers with a 16-gallon tank about $10 less to fill up today than it did this same time last year. And oil and gas experts say we can expect to save even more in the next four weeks.

Government to fine ‘bridge to nowhere’ contractor

The General Services Administration says it will begin charging the construction company for delays on a controversial border bridge crossing between Mexico and the United States.

Peeping Tom caught on camera in Greatwood neighborhood

A nearly naked man is caught on home surveillance cameras jumping into a backyard in Greatwood.

Crime Stoppers seeks information in driveway robbery case

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who committed a driveway robbery.

Man hit by HPD chief's vehicle while crossing street files lawsuit

The Houston police chief is being sued in connection with an incident last year when the chief hit a pedestrian while heading to work downtown.

Human remains found in west Harris County

The discovery was made in a remote area along Colonial Parkway.

Officer under investigation, relieved of duty

A Houston police officer is off the job pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation.

2 teens accused of vandalism after posting video on Snapchat

A Snapchat video of two teenagers allegedly vandalizing homes under construction in League City has led to their arrests.

Find a penny, pick it up, you could win 100 bucks!

A penny saved is a penny worth $100? That's what you can win if you find one of the 100 specially numbered Indian head pennies that are circulating around the area in advance of this weekend's Houston Money Show.

Street closed in Westchase area after gas leak

Officials with Centerpoint and the Houston Fire Department have put a stop to the leak.

Adrian Peterson has appeal hearing for suspension

NFL running back Adrian Peterson is seeking reinstatement after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the rest of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Gray skies, scattered rain & warmer temps on tap for Houston area

Don't expect a lot of sunshine in the days to come. Clouds will be tough to get rid of through early next week.

Local 2 gets exclusive look at Fertitta's new Lake Charles casino

Opening a lavish $700 million brand new casino and resort may sound like a big gamble, but for billionaire business mogul Tilman Fertitta, the odds of it being a huge success are already in his favor.

Investigators try to piece together deadly deputy-involved shooting

Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators are trying to get to the bottom of a deputy-involved shooting.

Desperate plea made to save nearly 100 dogs in Santa Fe

Nearly 100 dogs could soon be homeless if they aren't rescued from a Galveston County animal shelter.

Discounted items to buy in December

According to research experts at Consumer Reports, now is the time to buy eight products.

Feds probe possible delay in Graco car seat recall response

Federal safety regulators are looking further into the largest child safety seat recall in U.S. history.

HISD to discuss future employment of teacher accused of racist remarks

The Houston Independent School District could soon decide the fate of Angela Box, the teacher accused of making racist remarks during an internet talk show.

Giving Tuesday raises money for charity

After all the Black Friday shopping and Cyber Monday deals, charities around the world want you to open your wallets again for giving Tuesday.

Tipsters receive Facebook threats over Bay City police suspension case

The Bay City Police Department says people coming forward with tips are receiving private threats on Facebook.

Police arrest suspected arsonist after shed fire

Houston police took a suspected arsonist into custody after a shed caught fire Tuesday morning.

Gun sales skyrocket during Black Friday weekend

Texans are no strangers to firearms and after this Black Friday to Cyber Monday shopping period it looks like Santa is delivering more guns this Christmas. 

Retailers roll out Cyber Monday deals

Just like with Black Friday, major retailers are extending the Cyber Monday deals.

5 Texas A&M students injured in head-on crash

Five Texas A&M students are in the hospital after a head-on crash in Montgomery County.

Islamic radicals claim they killed Houston oil company employee

An Egyptian militant organization allied with the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a Texas oil worker.

New details in restaurant manager's murder

The two men suspected of killing restaurant manager Joe Angel Ramos are expected back in Texas by the end of the week. Friends say Ramos allowed them to stay in his home after they claimed they needed a place to stay.

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies under investigation

Five Montgomery County sheriff's deputies are under investigation, accused of bad behavior while raiding another police officer's home.

Police: Stick shift foils carjacking

The University of Texas At Houston Police Department says a first-year resident at the Baylor School of Medicine was carjacked at gunpoint as he was returning home over the weekend.

Ex-student charged with threatening to use gun at Klein High School

A teenager is facing a felony charge after investigators say he threatened to use a gun at Klein High School, where he used to be a student. Officers believe he was going to commit a mass shooting at the school.

World AIDS Day luncheon focuses on eliminating stigma

The AIDS Foundation of Houston continued its efforts to end HIV and AIDS by hosting a luncheon on Monday to commemorate World AIDS Day.

Murder suspect's family speaks to Local 2

The family of one of the suspects arrested in connection to the murder of a well-known restaurant owner named Joseph Angel Ramos spoke only to Local 2 Sunday about his "complicated" family situation.

'Jugging' suspect arrested in north Houston

A Houston man with a lengthy list of criminal convictions that date back to 1979 in Harris County was arrested again Monday, this time for an alleged "jugging" crime.

Official: Teens vandalize MLK statue in MacGregor Park

Park rangers are working to determine how much damage was done to an 8-foot tall statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in MacGregor Park.

Deputy accused in road rage shooting appears in court

The former Harris County Precinct 6 reserve deputy who's accused of shooting a woman in a fit of rage appeared in court Monday morning, and prosecutors said he had already been involved in a similar incident.

Police: Boy accidentally shoots older brother

A teenager is recovering in the hospital after police say his younger brother accidentally shot him while playing with a gun in northwest Houston.

Dad accused of passing out in car with child inside

William Borum, 38, is charged with endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance.

Montrose apartment damaged after fire

Firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked an apartment fire Monday afternoon.

Body with gunshot wound found at La Estancia Apartments in SW Houston

Houston police found a body at an apartment complex after they were called out on reports of a shooting Saturday morning. 

Man shot to death while sitting in car outside "BYOB" nightclub

Homicide detectives are searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man outside a night club in northeast Harris County early Friday

Man stabbed to death in SE Houston

Police are searching for the person who stabbed a man to death in southeast Houston.

Authorities work to identify woman's body found in woods

Homicide detectives with the Houston Police Department combed through a stretch of wooded trail in northwest Houston for clues about a badly decomposed body found by a passerby.

Pedestrian hit, killed on Gulf Freeway

A woman was hit and killed while trying to cross the Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston.

Gulf Freeway north reopens at Bay Area Blvd. after wreck

An overturned flat bed truck closed I-45 north in the Webster area for hours Monday.

$4.8M Galveston beach restoration project to begin

A $4.8 million beach restoration project will begin in Galveston that's expected to take a year to complete.

Deputies: Homeowner shot by intruders in Spring

Deputies are searching for multiple suspects who tied up a couple and shot one of them.

Wake Monday night for founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit, Father TJ Martinez

A wake will be held Monday night for the founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston.

Police searching for car burglary suspect

Police are on the hunt for a burglar breaking into cars and stealing items in northeast Houston.

Cold front expected to bring rain Monday

Pockets of steady rain are moving through Houston and Southeast Texas Monday morning. These showers are ahead of a cold front that is moving in from College Station.

Astrodome bath delayed by weather

The Astrodome is getting an expensive bath in hopes of restoring the iconic stadium, but weather has delayed the process.

Phillip Mena: Bye Bye Beard

Phillip Mena says "So-Long" to his No-Shave November Beard.

Owners turning to alternative medical treatment for pets

Herbs, acupuncture, aromatherapy -- they’re alternative medical treatments that have been around for centuries. Now they’re gaining popularity in the animal world.


Ray Rice's indefinite suspension thrown out

As the Baltimore Ravens battled the San Diego Chargers Sunday on the field, it was former Ravens running back Ray Rice and his reinstatement into football that dominated conversations off the field.

Police: SWAT situation ends, man taken into custody

Police said a man was taken into custody around 8 a.m. Sunday after he told officers that he had a bomb. 

2 arrested in restaurant manager murder

The mystery of a man found strangled and beaten in a southwest Houston pond may be one step closer to being solved.

Argument leads to house fire on Collingsworth

Argument leads to house fire on Collingsworth Street in Northeast Houston.

Half of home damaged in fire on Vintage and Linn

Half of a house is destroyed after a fire breaks out at Vintage and Linn streets.

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned Saturday, and protests intensified in the St. Louis suburb where violence erupted earlier this week when a grand jury decided not to indict him.

Family of murdered Houston woman raising money for funeral

The family of a murdered Houston woman is trying to raise money for her funeral.

More chances to shop, save on Small Business Saturday in Houston

Small Business Saturday is a day focused on boosting mom-and-pop shops after the the Black Friday frenzy is over at the national chain stores.

Texas to execute man who lawyer says is delusional

Attorneys for a long-diagnosed mentally ill Texas death row inmate are trying to keep him from execution within days, saying he's so delusional he doesn't even know the correct reason he's about to be put to death.

Man held for not reporting $259,000 at border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 23-year-old Brownsville man is in federal custody after he tried to illegally take $259,000 in cash into Mexico.

Suspected drunk driver gives thanks to Fulshear PD

An alleged drunk driver expressed his gratitude to an officer in Fulshear on Saturday.

Man hospitalized after truck falls into construction pit

A man is the hospital after an accident that happened around 2 a.m. Saturday in downtown Houston.

High school head injury lawsuit filed

A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body.

Armed thieves loose after robbery at Citgo store on HWY 249, Hollister

Two armed men burst into a northwest Houston gas station and take off with nearly a thousand dollars.

One dead after triple shooting at nightclub in Channelview

Investigators are looking for people connected to a triple shooting that left one person dead Saturday morning. 

Criminals find ways to get personal info

Credit cards got a big workout on Black Friday. Just because that plastic is in your wallet doesn't mean you're safe from identity thieves. Criminals are finding resourceful ways to get your personal information in their hands.

Channelview family terrorized by masked gunmen

A Channelview family was robbed by a group of masked men who burst into their home Friday night. The robbery happened at a mobile home off Bear Bayou drive near North Decker.

HCSO seeks armed men who robbed gas station

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for four to five men accused of robbery.

Loud noise causes scare for Galleria shoppers

Some Galleria customers thought they heard gunshots when they heard glass shattering.

Woman wanted for murder deported to El Salvador

Federal authorities say a Salvadoran woman has been deported after they found her in Texas and determined she was a member of a violent gang who was wanted for murder.

Rare beer draws Black Friday crowds at local Spec's

The release of a rare beer had some people skipping the Black Friday lines at Walmart, Target and Best Buy for Specs.

Crook snatches money bag with more than $100,000

A southwest Houston business owner says someone stole more than $100,000 from him.

Cristo Rey Jesuit founder Father TJ Martinez dies

Founding President of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston, Father TJ Martinez, has passed away after a battle with advanced stomach cancer.

YouTube video shows Black Friday brawl inside Houston-area Walmart

A YouTube video has gone viral, racking up thousands of views in just hours of people brawling over merchandise. Cellphone video shows shoppers brawling over a Samsung TV and authorities in the store were forced to break up the fight.

Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign begins

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign kicked off today. The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command kicked off the annual fundraising event at Tiffany & Co. inside the Galleria.

Traffic returns to normal after fatal crash cleared on Highway 59 near Fondren

A wreck on Highway 59 southbound that snarled traffic for hours left one person dead and sent three other to the hospital.


Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

An arbitrator ruled Friday that his suspension for punching his fiancee, now his wife, should be vacated immediately. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible to play upon signing a new contract."

Black Friday shopping numbers up this year

In an early estimation, retailers think 140 million people hit malls nationwide for Black Friday. That's up 48 million people from last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Black Friday Brawls caught on camera

With a video posted on YouTube of a reported Black Friday brawl in Stafford, we put together some of the other alleged brawls caught on video this year.

Santa flies into town with Harris County Sheriff on helicopter

Northline Commons welcomed Santa Friday as he arrived in style in his red helicopter.

Adorable four-legged friends on display in Neiman Marcus window

The Houston SPCA and Neiman Marcus Galleria celebrate 26 years of saving lives when the Holiday Windows of Life display unveiled Friday on the first floor of Neiman Marcus Galleria.

Bronze statue made in tribute of abused, neglected kids stolen from courthouse

Authorities are searching for the person responsible for vandalizing and stealing statues that stood as a tribute to abused and neglected children.

Man's body found in pool of water near golf center in NE Harris County

The body of a man was found floating in a small pool of water next to a golf center in northeast Harris County Thursday night.

Dead body found in car on North Freeway near 610 North Loop overpass

Houston police are investigating after a dead body was found in the back seat of a car in north Houston Friday

Target rolls out Black Friday deals

Target is rolling out its Black Friday deals, featuring weekend-long discounts on everything from fashionable clothes to the hottest toys.

Woman shot outside Metropolis and Extravaganza Club on Richmond Avenue

A woman is recovering after being shot in the leg outside a southwest Houston nightclub.

Sleepy driver crashes into Jeep carrying family of 5

A family of five is in the hospital, after Baytown police said a sleepy driver rammed into the back of their SUV.

Pct 6: Off-duty deputy charged in road rage shooting of woman on South Loop

A Precinct 6 deputy constable has landed on the wrong side of the law after authorities say he shot a woman during a road rage incident in southwest Houston.

Local 2 viewers help disabled veteran

The Korean War -- it's been called America's forgotten war, but for 75-year-old Robert Taylor it's impossible to forget.

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting: Parking, road closures, event information

On Thanksgiving night, Post Oak Boulevard will be the site of the 29th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting with Fireworks presented by Carnan Properties celebration.

Widow's plan to honor husband ruined

A Fort Bend County woman said she paid for holiday lights that were never installed.

Thousands of Houstonians fed at Thanksgiving Super Feast

Thousands of pounds of turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings will be served today for the 36th annual Super Feast.

Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire at recycling plant in NE Harris County

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a recycling plant in northeast Harris County Thanksgiving morning.

Pothole on I-45 flattens tires on dozens of cars

Just before midnight, more than two dozen drivers were brought to a complete halt on Interstate 45.

States differ on need for bitcoin oversight

Michael Cargill teaches a concealed handguns safety class at his Austin firearms store while the online version of the business initiates FBI background checks on out-of-state buyers paying in bitcoin.

Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

Oil boom brings new focus to Univ. of Texas' lands

The University of Texas System owns 2.1 million acres of land, most of it in oil-rich West Texas where royalty payments have soared past $1 billion each year.

Consumer Expert: Avoiding hidden holiday costs

There's no doubt that holidays are costly. The National Retail Federation estimates the average shopper will spend about $800, although Deloitte puts the average closer to $1,300.

Best Black Friday shopping deals

There are a lot of great deals for coffee lovers this Black Friday.

Fire damages vehicles at Lone Star Ford in North Houston

Several vehicles were damaged after a fire broke out at Lone Star Ford in north Houston.

HPD: Mother left kids alone to go to work

A local mother will spend Thanksgiving in jail after being accused of leaving her two young daughters home alone while she was at work.

Shoppers already camping out

The crowds are growing outside several retail stores across the Houston area, makeshift campsites popping up with people willing to wait for those big Black Thursday deals. At a few Best Buy stores, a lot of people have the same big ticket item on their wish lists.

Imposter steals from elderly woman

A man posing as a gas company employee talked his way into a home and took thousands of dollars of jewelry.

Black Friday Frenzy: Finding the best deals

Black Friday shopping is a competition for your dollars. Every store wants your money and you want to keep as much of it as you can.

Locals protest Ferguson decision as HPD chief mulls cameras for officers

About 40 people gathered in downtown Houston on Wednesday to protest the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown.

Holiday makes for hectic travel commute

Thousands of people were rushing through Bush Intercontinental Airport on Wednesday.

Search for suspects after aggravated robbery at Huntsville post office

A sketch has been released of a man wanted in connection to an aggravated robbery at a post office in Huntsville.

Family gives to nursing home in Thanksgiving spirit

Tacoma Lighten started Thanksgiving early this year in order to share it with some new friends. She and her six kids made up gift bags filled with fruit and delivered them Wednesday to about 60 folks living at the Briarwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Home in the 7600 block of Belfort in southeast…

Beautiful fall weather served up for Thanksgiving holiday and beyond

The Thanksgiving holiday will be a spectacular, bright fall day for Houstonians and all other southeast Texans. As a bonus, the great weather continues in to the weekend, too!

9 men arrested in sting to catch internet predators targeting children

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and partners in the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) concluded special sting operations in November that led to the arrest of nine suspects who were allegedly using the internet to prey on children.

Last-minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

It's the day before Thanksgiving, which means parking lots are packed, lines are long and grocery stores are jammed with shoppers.

Thanksgiving Day parade route and road closures

Crews are putting the final touches on floats for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Drones flying too close to local airports

There have been a startling number of incidents reported where drones flying in the skies of Houston are getting dangerously close to commercial flights.

Officer, deputy on leave after social media comments about Ferguson

A local police officer and sheriff's deputy are on paid administrative leave as their departments investigate a possible violation of social media policies.

Driver accused in fatal 'swangin' crash appears in court

Roberto Reyes, Jr., the driver accused in a 'swangin' crash that killed a teenage girl, faced a judge Wednesday.

Stranded manatee arrives at Sea World San Antonio for rehabilitation

It was quite a haul, but the manatee pulled out of the water in Chambers County has now arrived at Sea World San Antonio where he will be rehabilitated until he's healthy enough to be returned to Florida.

Protests continue as Ferguson tries to heal

Businesses in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. are starting to reopen after days of protests and riots. Residents said they are determined to move past the violence that has wracked the small, suburban town.

Police investigating deadly shooting in northwest Houston

Houston police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in northwest Houston Tuesday night.

HPD: Teen throws bricks, rams several vehicles after argument with boyfriend

A teen girl is accused of losing her temper and intentionally smashing into a number of vehicles in a fit of rage after an argument with her boyfriend, according to Houston police.

5 children die, 1 survives mobile home fire in Jackson County

Five children died early Tuesday when the family's mobile home caught fire in Edna, a city southwest of Houston.

HPD: Girl, 3, burned with hot iron thrown across room by dad during argument

A Houston father is accused of burning his 3-year-old daughter with a hot iron he threw across a room during an argument with his wife, according to Houston police.

Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Driver killed after crashing into living room of Humble apartment

A driver died in a car crash Tuesday night, after his car slammed into a family's living room in Humble.

Multi-vehicle accident cleared on 610 West Loop inbound at Fournace

Only one lane of traffic was open on 610 West Loop inbound at Fournace due to a multi-vehicle crash on the highway.

Homeless man found dead inside van outside NW Harris County food mart

The body of a homeless man was found dead inside a van parked outside a northwest Harris County food mart.

FBI: Harris County investigators stole comic books

A Harris County grand jury has indicted a county investigator accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case.

Supporters of Michael Brown take to Houston streets

A group of protesters demonstrating in support of Michael Brown in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision took to Houston streets Tuesday evening.

Grocery stores hours for Thanksgiving Day

Plenty of stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day for shoppers who need a last-minute ingredient for dinner or a bottle of wine.

5 local malls with most calls to police

Theft reports and car break-ins are the crimes mostly likely to result in a call to police at Houston-area malls, a Local 2 Investigates' review of police reports shows.

Ferguson residents brace for more possible violence

Schools and businesses remained closed in Ferguson and surrounding towns as many brace for the possibility of another night of violence. Police and state troopers are keeping several streets blocked off and are promising a much faster response to any reports of rioting or looting.

Sketches released of man accused of impersonating officer in Pasadena

A victim who wants to be identified only by her first name, Evelyn, was driving home from Louisiana around 7 a.m. when she noticed the flashing lights in her rear view mirror.

Local grand juror's insight into Joe Horn case

With the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, the Joe Horn case seemed to take on special relevance Tuesday. One Houstonian remembers the Pasadena man and the controversy that surrounded him all too well.

Do you have Christmas tree syndrome?

It lights up your eyes and warms your heart but as you start to put Christmas trees up in your home you should know about something called Christmas tree syndrome. It's a real medical condition that's completely preventable.

Stranded manatee rescued in Trinity Bay in Chambers County

A manatee stranded in the waters of Trinity Bay in Chambers County has been captured by wildlife experts.

Woman carjacked at gunpoint at West Oaks Mall

Patrol officers have been keeping a close eye on shoppers at West Oaks Mall after a woman was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Texans JJ Watt buys pizzas for all HFD, HPD stations

Houston Texans superstar JJ Watt is getting just as much praise off the field as he does for his play on the field and Tuesday was no exception.

New FDA rules to put more calorie information on menu

Soon you will know how many calories you're eating when you buy prepared food almost anywhere.

Man accused of wearing tutu & flashing women appears in court

A man who was allegedly wearing a tutu and exposing himself to people in north Harris County appeared in court Tuesday.

Deputies: Boy, 4, shot and killed while kids playing with gun

An entire neighborhood in west Harris County is shaken after learning a 4-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed.

Houston ministers discuss moving forward after Ferguson decision

Faith leaders representing churches from across Houston gathered Tuesday to discuss the way forward in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.

Shooting victim found dead behind home in northeast Houston

Police are working to connect three crime scenes to a homicide that happened Tuesday morning in northeast Houston.

'Swangin' crash kills 15-year-old female passenger; driver charged

A teenage girl was killed Sunday night after deputies said she was ejected from a car in a crash linked to "swangin."

Driver charged with hitting, killing man outside nightclub

A Channelview man accused of killing a man outside a nightclub by hitting him with his car has been charged.

3 on Texas DPS 10 Most Wanted list captured

Three men on the Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list have been captured.

Brown family, Al Sharpton to hold press conference addressing grand jury decision

Al Sharpton and Michael Brown's family are holding a press conference in St. Louis.

Lawsuit filed against west Houston slaughterhouse

According to court documents, Texas Farm Fresh Halal Meat violated several environmental regulations.

Riots erupt after grand jury's decision in Ferguson

Immediately after a grand jury announced it would not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, protests erupted in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

3D printing for teeth saves you money and office visit

If you or your kids have ever worn braces, you know how frustrating and costly it can be to lose a retainer.


Webcams unknowingly broadcast around the world shut down

A website that peers into the everyday lives of Houstonians and people all across the world by tapping into their Internet-connected cameras was offline Monday and appears to have shut down.

Picking the perfect Christmas tree

Buying an artificial Christmas tree can save both money and time, but shoppers have to know where to look.

Pineforest Park apartment fire sends 1 person to hospital

Firefighters are trying to figure out what started an apartment fire in northwest Houston that left one person in the hospital.

Family saves puppy stuck in bucket

A group of family and friends spent two months trying to catch a stray dog near their home in Northwest Harris County. The puppy, believed to be a 5-month-old German Shepherd mix, was often seen running around their property with a plastic jug on his head.

Houston prepares for fallout from Ferguson verdict

With the impact of the Ferguson decision being felt across the country, much of the nation is preparing for the fallout from the grand jury's decision, including Houston, which is 800 miles away.

The key to getting your stolen luggage back

Reports of theft at Houston's airports spiked last year and are on track this year to be even higher, Houston police tell Local 2 Investigates.

5 suspects wanted in jewelry store robbery

Conroe police are looking for a group of five people who broke into a jewelry store and tried to rob it. They didn't get away with anything because a store employee confronted them with a gun.

2 transported to hospital after wreck on Katy Freeway

Two people were transported to the hospital via LifeFlight after a car and 18-wheeler collided on I-10 eastbound near Pederson Road.

Eastex Freeway reopens at 610 North Loop after big rig loses load

All main lanes of the Eastex Freeway northbound at the 610 North Loop have reopened after a big rig lost its load earlier Monday afternoon.

Parolee faces intoxication manslaughter charge in crash that killed deputy

Harris County prosecutors have charged a parolee accused of killing a deputy in a crash last month with intoxication manslaughter. She was already facing a meth possession charge.

Close call for Hempstead police officer during high-speed chase

Caught on camera: moments of panic for a local police officer who was nearly run over in the line of duty.

Horses run into traffic on highway, one killed

An accident left many drivers shocked as they could only watch as two horses ran onto a busy highway, right in the middle of heavy traffic, and one of the horses was killed.

Manatee spotted in Trinity Bay

A manatee was spotted Sunday in the waters of Trinity Bay by a Chambers County deputy.

Henry Martinez named new Precinct 6 constable to replace Victor Trevino

A special commissioners court meeting was held Monday morning to name a new Harris County constable.

More Texans expected to be traveling for Thanksgiving holiday this year

Starting Monday and over the next several days, it's going to be very busy on the roads and at the airports. Houston airport officials said they are expecting more people this Thanksgiving compared to years in the past.

PD: Mother, 2 adult children die in Pasadena house fire

A mother and her two mentally-challenged adult children died after a fast-moving fire destroyed their home in Pasadena Monday morning, according to police.

Flu season underway in Houston

Flu season has officially arrived and experts say right now the disease has potential to become an epidemic.

Crews work to repair rebar along Highway 6

Crews were continuing to pour concrete over the roadway to repair a construction issue on Highway 6 that created major problems for drivers Monday morning.

Pct 4: Teen suspected of breaking into vehicle kidnapped, beaten by owner

Two women who suspected that a teen was responsible for breaking into a vehicle took matters into their own hands when they kidnapped and assaulted the girl, according to Precinct 4 deputy constables.

Police: 1 dead in shooting near Midtown

One person was killed in a shooting after an argument at a gas station near the Midtown area.

Man killed in shooting outside sports bar

A man is dead after a shooting outside a crowded bar in Southeast Houston.

Man accused of sexual assault, child pornography possession

According to deputies, Mark Carbaugh was found to be in possession of numerous child sexual assault images on his cell phone and laptop computer.

Man charged with injuring boy in his family

A man was arrested and charged for injuring a child he was related to, according to Houston police.

Fire rips through home in east Houston

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged an east Houston home Monday afternoon.

Police: Man tries to steal yacht from League City marina

League City police have arrested a homeless man who they say tried to steal a 32-foot yacht but gave up after crashing into other boats.

Houston art official resigns amid artwork dispute

A Houston Arts Alliance official has resigned amid a dispute over planned artwork for a convention center.

New energy fuels school's ambitions

Just five years ago, the University of Houston — the university of the energy capital of the world — did not have an undergraduate program in petroleum engineering. Now that program is growing rapidly, and UH is ahead of the game with the nation's first subsea engineering master's program, aimed at…

Report: DuPont plant's chemicals not listed in 911 call

Four workers killed by poisonous gas during a recent chemical leak were trapped inside the Texas pesticide plant for an hour before anyone called 911, and no one told dispatchers what substances were inside.

Common-law husband charged in shooting death of woman found wrapped in blanket

The cause of death has been released for a woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket at her southwest Houston home.

Price checking this holiday season's most popular toys

With so many choices on the shelves, even Santa Claus has trouble sometimes picking out the perfect toys. Local 2’s Ruben Galvan and Consumer Expert Amy Davis teamed up to find the toys that young children love, at unbeatable prices. 

Toys for older children put to the test

Local 2 put some of the most popular toys on store shelves to the test so you can pick the right toy and get the best price.

Former Galveston County deputy killed in plane crash

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a plane to crash after leaving David Wayne Hooks Airport in Spring Sunday morning.

Who is winning, losing in Texas shale boom?

One of the most active shale oil and gas plays in the world is located in South Texas. The economic benefit comes with concern for the health and safety of the people living in the region.

Thieves caught on camera stealing trailer

A local woman hopes surveillance video leads to the arrest of  thieves who stole a trailer holding nearly everything she owns.

Lockdown lifted at Fort Sam Houston; 1 detained

A lockdown at Fort Sam Houston was lifted Sunday shortly after 9 p.m. after one man was detained.

Driver trapped in truck after he crashes into trees, dies at the scene

One man was killed after a truck slammed into two trees early Sunday morning. 

Man found dead inside vehicle that rolled into yard in Alief neighborhood

Police said they found a man shot in the chest when they responded to calls about a major crash Sunday morning. 

Man found at commerce park with gunshot wounds in NE Houston

Officers said a man died after he was transported to Ben Taub Hospital with gunshot wounds Sunday morning.

Firefighters douse 2-alarm apartment fire in SW Houston

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what caused a 2-alarm apartment fire to start in southwest Houston Sunday. 

4 injured in 5-car pileup on the North Freeway

Four adults are in the hospital after a major 5-car pileup on the North Freeway Sunday morning.

Heavy rains, lightning, winds hit Houston area

Strong storms throughout Southeast Texas for most of Saturday evening resulted in several flood advisories issued in Matagorda, Brazoria and Fort Bend counties.

Loved ones remember teen killed in crash

Family and friends of 15-year-old Benjamin Silas are still in disbelief over his tragic death. The teen was killed in a car crash around 7 p.m. Friday on Homeward Way near New Territory.

Roads close due to water main break in Galleria area

Lanes were closed down due to flooding Saturday after a water main break in the Galleria area.

Body found in SW Houston bayou

Authorities are investigating after a body was recovered from a bayou in southwest Houston.

Conroe ISD substitute teacher under investigation

Police with the Conroe Independent School District are investigating a report of alleged inappropriate conduct by a substitute teacher with students.

Reward offered for repeat armed robbers

The METRO Police Department is searching for three men who are suspected of committing two armed robberies.

Police: Driver sideswipes METRORail car, arrested for DWI

A man was arrested for drunken driving and resisting arrest after he sideswiped a METRORail train early Saturday morning. 

Texas arrival of former nuke power barge delayed

Safety and storage issues mean a World War II-era ship converted to a barge-mounted nuclear reactor will not arrive in Texas this year.

Feds get porn case where teen masqueraded as child

A Texas man accused of attempting to exploit children by having a 17-year-old pose as a 6th grade student has been transferred to federal custody.

3 killed, 8 hurt in Wharton van accident

Investigators say three people have been killed and eight hurt in a van wreck in South Texas.

Bomb victim heads home after part of leg amputated

A Boston Marathon bombing victim from Texas recovering after part of her leg was amputated has been discharged from a Houston-area rehab facility.

HCSO: Man killed after drunken driver pins him between SUV and taco truck

A man died early Saturday morning after a drunken driver ran into him outside a Channelview nightclub. 

Motorcyclist killed in crash after high-speed chase

A motorcyclist is dead after leading deputies on a high-speed chase and crashing in Montgomery County.

Cypress woman claims bugs are crawling around in her body

A Cypress woman says she's living with bugs crawling around in her body.

Crook steals red kettle from bell ringer

Salvation Army bell ringers are synonymous with the holidays. One was home early Friday night after he was robbed at gunpoint.

Students hurt in brawls at Cinco Ranch High School

A big fight broke out at Cinco Ranch High School on Friday, and we're told it started from another confrontation that happened at the school Thursday.

Teenager killed in accident near New Territory

One teen was killed and another seriously injured in a car crash in New Territory.

Crime trend: Thieves target truck tailgates

Several Houstonians are finding it costly to replace stolen truck parts.

Centerpoint, Jersey Village FD investigate unpleasant odor

The Jersey Village Fire Department and Centerpoint workers looked into reports of a natural gas leak at Arsham Metal Industries on Friday.

Specialty gym caters to members trying to lose over 50 pounds

For overweight people, the idea of going to a gym is often too difficult because of the fear of judgment. Now there's a gym in Spring primarily accepting members who need to lose more than 50 pounds.

Home intruder forces pregnant woman to undress

An expecting mother says a robber pulled a gun on her and forced her to take off her clothes inside home Friday morning.

Woman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend outside convenience store surrenders to police

Houston Police say they have arrested a woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend outside a Southwest Houston convenience store.

Police: Teen masqueraded as child in porn case

Two men have been arrested in a suburban North Texas child porn case, including a 17-year-old man police say enrolled in an elementary school posing as a 12-year-old.

Officials: FSU gunman sent package to Houston

Myron May was no stranger to the Bayou City. Long before authorities say he opened fire in a Florida State University Library and wounded three people, May worked in Houston at Kennard Law.

Obama: I had to act on immigration

One day after President Obama defiantly exercised his executive powers to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, he was in Las Vegas pushing his plan.

PD: Amber Alert for Galveston baby canceled due to hoax; charges filed

Authorities now say the Amber Alert for a Galveston baby has been canceled because the whole thing was a hoax.

Multiple students injured after big rig & school bus collide

An 18-wheeler and a school bus were involved in an accident Friday afternoon in north Houston. Nine students have been transported.

More than 50 children adopted in mass celebration

More than 50 children found their forever homes Friday morning at a mass adoption ceremony at the Juvenile Justice Center downtown.

Car smashes into building in NW Harris County

A late start for a northwest side business owner may have saved his life Friday morning after a car smashed into a print shop on FM 1960 in northwest Harris County.

$5,000 reward offered in connection to deadly shooting

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting in southeast Houston.

Friday showers turn to severe storms Saturday

Friday afternoon promises lingering light to moderate rain showers. The rain will taper off to scattered drizzle as evening progresses. Temperatures will hover in the 60s during the afternoon, evening, and overnight hours.

Small plane skids off runway into creek at Sugar Land airport

A small plane skidded off the runway while trying to land at Sugar Land Municipal Airport, police said.

Westheimer reopens near Galleria after water main repairs

Drivers who use the westbound lanes of Westheimer Road near Sage Road can now breathe a sigh of relief after the street and water main was repaired Friday.

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book.

2 guilty of trafficking children for sex

A man and a woman have been convicted in Texas of trafficking children for sex in investigations linked to Arkansas and Louisiana.

1 dead after explosion on oil platform operated by Houston-based company

One person is dead and three others are injured after an explosion Thursday afternoon at an oil platform operated by a Houston-based company. Watch Local 2 News at 10 p.m. for updates on this story. 

Crooks unable to get away with ATM after smashing into convenience store

Crooks had to leave empty-handed after the failed smash-and-grab attempt of an ATM at a northwest Houston convenience store early Friday.

Electrical outlet sparks fire at southwest Houston home

An electrical problem is to blame for what sparked a house fire in southwest Houston Thursday night.

Customer shot during attempted robbery

Crooks shoot a customer during an attempted robbery at a Citgo gas station.

Best deals on turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

Grocery stores are rolling out their best deals on turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

Crowds excited for new Hunger Games movie

It is the beginning of the end for Hunger Games fans and the odds are definitely in the movie's favor this weekend.

Not all undocumented people in Houston happy with Obama's immigration plan

Families of undocumented immigrants from all over the Houston area gathered to watch President Obama's speech on immigration Thursday night.

HISD teacher co-hosts cable show just days after controversy on her comments

Just days after controversy erupted from comments on the late night cable show she co-hosts, HISD teacher Angela Box and the gang from Tommy's Garage were at it again. And they pulled no punches, going after Congress, President Barack Obama and especially community activist Quanell X -- who…

Houston woman says man offered her a ride, exposed himself to her

A woman walking to work Thursday morning said she was approached by a man who offered her a ride but when she declined, he pulled down his pants.

What do Houston employers pay for entry-level jobs?

The nation's unemployment rate is 5.8 percent, the lowest it's been since 2008. Still, workers say the pay they're getting for many entry-level jobs is too low.

Family of teen shot dead in church parking lot pleads for help

As police investigate the death of a teenager shot in the face in northwest Houston, the victim's family is making a public plea for help in the case.

Former Harlem Globetrotter Charles 'Tex' Harrison dies in Houston

Former Harlem Globetrotter Charles "Tex" Harrison died in Houston at the age of 81 Thursday, according to the Harlem Globetrotters. 

Debate about president's plan for immigration

Ahead of his scheduled announcement on plans to overhaul our country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is firing back at Republican leaders who are threatening to derail any executive action.

Man accused of secretly recording teen girl in bathroom

A 52-year-old health care worker is accused of secretly recording a 16-year-old girl through a peephole in a bathroom door.

Man charged in deadly shooting near downtown

Houston police arrested a man they say shot and killed a man just east of downtown Houston Tuesday night.

Dog reunited with owner after getting surgery on broken leg

A dog that was thrown from a car is back home with his owner Thursday. 

Houston Rodeo releases entertainer genre calendar for 2015 shows

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has released the genres of the entertainers for the 2015 shows.

Thief cuts hole in window, sneaks into woman's apartment

Local 2 spoke with a woman who said a crook managed to cut a hole in plexiglass to get inside her apartment Thursday morning. 

Mother, son robbed at gunpoint outside Lakewood Church

A mother and her son were robbed at gunpoint outside Lakewood Church Wednesday night. They talked with Local 2's Ryan Korsgard about the experience. 

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature foods, dirty ice machines

Inspectors make restaurant employees toss hundreds of pounds of food that could have made you sick this week. And they say what they found inside an ice machine was downright filthy.

Alleged Florida State gunman worked as attorney in Houston

An attorney who police said shot three people on the campus of Florida State University before he was killed by police had a license to practice law in Texas and worked in Houston at one point.

Houston family awaits Obama's immigration speech, hopes to qualify for benefits

Like millions across the country, Alma Rodriguez and her family are anxiously waiting for President Barack Obama's immigration speech to see if they'll qualify for the benefits under his expected executive order.

Contractor killed in incident at ExxonMobil's construction project in Baytown

A contractor working at an ExxonMobil construction project site at the Olefins Plant in Baytown was killed Thursday afternoon, according to ExxonMobil's media relations.

Galveston dad accused of forcing boy to live in box found not guilty

A jury has returned with a verdict in the trial of a Galveston man accused of locking his son in a wooden box.  David Wieseckel has been found not guilty.

Ex-youth minister accused of sexual assault of underage girl

A former Channelview youth minister has been arrested in New York City on sexual assault of a child charges in Harris County, and investigators believe there may be more victims.

Houston man pleads guilty in attempted ATM robbery

Prosecutors say a Houston man who shot an armored car guard eight times during an attempted robbery faces up to 30 years in prison.

Galveston man convicted in fatal carjacking of baker

A Galveston man has been convicted of murder after killing an area baker during a carjacking last year.

Houston doctor, patient lead the way in cancer vaccine study

This Movember, as the country raises awareness for men’s health issues, one Tomball man is part of a national trial that could reduce the recurrence of prostate cancer.

Organization sends care packages to thousands of soldiers for Christmas

A couple thousand members of our military will be getting a care package for the holidays, thanks to a non-profit organization called "Military Moms and Wives of Brazoria County".

Conroe woman facing more fraud counts

A Houston-area woman waiting to be sentenced for her role in a $2 million tax scam has been indicted in another fraud investigation.

Man gets life in prison in kidnapping case

A Montgomery County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for kidnapping a convenience store clerk.

FBCSO: Man connected to home invasion caught after 14-mile car chase

A man connected to a home robbery was captured and arrested after a 14-mile chase in Houston, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. 

Boy, 10, shot in the leg during scuffle, gunman escapes

A 10-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after a large disturbance in southeast Houston.

Crews working to repair water line in Galleria area

City of Houston crews have begun excavation work on a 60-year-old water line to repair aging cast iron pipes.

FBCSO: 75 pounds of pot found in vehicle after suspects crash in ditch

A big bundle of marijuana was found Thursday when a trio of suspects fled what initially started as a routine traffic stop in Fort Bend County.

Crime Stoppers offers $5K reward in home burglary case

Deputies are looking for two men who are suspected of stealing from a home in northwest Harris County. 

Source of Rosenberg natural gas leak located, repairs underway

The Rosenberg Fire Department evacuated several homes Wednesday night because of a natural gas leak in the sewage system. 

4 arrested believed to be involved in national group targeting phone stores

Harris County deputies have charged four men believed to be part of a national robbery group responsible for numerous robberies.

At least 1 injured in accident involving school bus in NW Harris County

At least one person was injured Thursday morning when a school bus and a car were involved in an accident in northwest Harris County.

FBI: Gang member wanted in credit union robbery

Authorities are looking for a dangerous criminal they say took part in the robbery of a credit union in Pasadena.  Sonny Floyd Pervis is a wanted man and authorities are hoping to get him off the street as soon as possible.

Brew up big savings on Keurig refills

Keurig coffee makers are all the rage right now with java fanatics, but K-Cups refills can get expensive.

Man dies after getting hit by car in Spring Branch

A man is dead after he was hit by a driver in Spring Branch.

Security guard helps thwart supermarket burglary in northeast Houston

A security guard helps thwart a burglary at a supermarket in northeast Houston.

Texas Children's Hospital planning expansion

If you've ever had to take your child to Texas Children's Hospital you know it can get very busy, but soon they may have more room.

Personal information for hundreds exposed after break in at apartment office

The personal information of hundreds of renters was exposed after crooks broke into an apartment complex front office.

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," "Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

Rockets' Dwight Howard investigated for child abuse allegations

Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard is at the center of a newly-opened investigation alleging the NBA star abused his 7-year-old child.

Why new homes burn faster than old ones

Groundbreaking research by Underwriters Laboratories is now proving that today's modern homes actually burn eight times, or 800 percent, faster than the homes most of us grew up in.

Police cracking down on drivers who violate HOV lane rules

Sugar Land police spent Wednesday morning cracking down on drivers who violate the rules of the road when it comes to high-occupancy vehicle or HOV lanes.

Social media help reunite injured dog with owner

Brandon Mason knew something was wrong Monday night when he came home and could not find his dog, Davey. Little did he know  Davey had been taken, but then tossed from a moving vehicle, and was lying just behind his subdivision with a broken leg.

War of words over alleged racist comments made by HISD teacher

The war of words between community activist Quanell X and an elementary school teacher is escalating after he accused of her of making racist and anti-Muslim remarks on a political YouTube show, Tommy’s Garage.

Astrodome to get a power wash on exterior

The Astrodome is about to get an expensive bath. The aging icon's exterior is scheduled to be power washed starting the first of December. The work is projected to be complete by Jan. 10.

HPD: Undercover officer catches purse snatchers in the act near I-10

An undercover officer managed to stop a group of purse snatchers who were caught in the act Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters extinguish magnesium fire in La Porte

A fire at a La Porte heat treatment plant burned for about two hours before it was finally extinguished Wednesday morning.

Houston police, retailers kick off annual holiday shopping safety campaign

Commanders with the Houston Police Department joined eight of the city’s retailers and CrimeStoppers to kick off their 5th annual “Safe Shopping Starts with You” holiday shopping safety campaign Wednesday.

Orion prepped for launch in two weeks

On Dec. 4, an unmanned Orion spacecraft is expected to launch from Florida's Space Coast. It will be America's first major step to once again launching humans into space.

Source: Driver who fatally hit land surveyor found dead in bayou

There's a strange twist in the investigation of the deadly hit-and-run accident of a land surveyor earlier this month.

Former Galveston Co. employee sentenced for stealing from court

A former clerk for a Galveston County Justice of the Peace has been sentenced for stealing from the court. 

Passerby finds woman's naked body in southeast Houston

Houston police are investigating after a woman's naked body is found in southeast Houston Wednesday morning.

Katy ISD police arrest student who made threat against Morton Ranch HS

A Morton Ranch High School student was arrested Wednesday after the school says the student made a threatening comment against the school. 

Deputies release video of Game Stop robbery in NW Harris County

Deputies are looking for three men who robbed a Game Stop in Northwest Harris County Tuesday afternoon. 

Brothers treated for burns, smoke inhalation after mobile home fire

Emergency responders transported two brothers to the hospital Wednesday morning after a fire sparked near an electric space heater in their home.

Surveillance photos released of armed robbery suspect

Houston police have released surveillance photos in connection to a string of aggravated robberies in the Houston and Harris County area.

Police investigating after body found in SW Houston pond

Houston police said its dive team recovered a man's body from the pond at Willow Waterhole Greenway Park after someone reported seeing it in the water Tuesday.

Murder suspect's brother blames estranged wife for family's deaths

The man accused of killing his brother-in-law and nephew, then raping his estranged wife's sister appeared in a Harris County courtroom Wednesday morning.

Reward offered in slain Blinn College student case

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an indictment or arrest in the slaying of a Central Texas college student.

Spring man pleads guilty in fraud case

A 35-year-old Houston-area man has been convicted in a $1.4 million false tax refunds scheme.

Warmup underway through end of work week

Temperatures finally feel like fall instead of winter for the first time in a week. In fact, by the weekend we will be dealing with above normal temperatures throughout the region.

Weeds growing in popularity as ingredient

Overgrown gardens and sidewalks are usually considered an eyesore, but a new diet trend considers them an urban farm.

Man shot, killed during argument in northeast Houston

Police say an argument turned deadly at an apartment in northeast Houston.

Aldine ISD officials: 2 students overdose on synthetic marijuana

Aldine ISD officials say two students at Compass Alternative School had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance after they overdosed on synthetic marijuana.

Cause of death for DuPont workers killed in chemical leak released

According to a preliminary coroner's report, the four workers killed in a chemical leak at the DuPont plant near La Porte Saturday died from accidental asphyxiation.

PD: Man accused of striking his wife with sword

The woman sustained cuts and bruises in the attack, according to Houston police.

Woman at Ben Taub Hospital tests negative for Ebola

Local 2 has learned a woman at Ben Taub Hospital has tested negative for Ebola.

HPD: Driver arrested after running red light, leading police on chase

A driver is behind bars after a routine traffic stop escalated to a miles-long police chase through northeast Houston.

Scam artists taking advantage of Walmart price-matching program

Walmart's new policy to match online competitors prices may have hit a snag.

Stop programs from sapping phone data, battery life

Surfing the web on a smartphone can eat up a data plan, as well as the battery life. But some smartphone users may have noticed a drain on their device with hardly any use.

NE Houston convenience store damaged in attempted smash-and-grab of ATM

Crooks were unable to get away with an ATM machine after smashing a truck into a convenience store in northeast Houston early Wednesday, Houston police said.

Valero burglary suspects caught after police chase in northeast Houston

Two burglary suspects were taken into custody early Wednesday after leading police on a chase which ended in northeast Houston.

Police chief answers questions about cellphone surveillance program

The Houston Police Department has bought surveillance technology that can track your calls, your texts and your location.

Hate messages prompt investigation, calls for tighter security

Houston police have launched an investigation into the source of hate-filled messages directed at the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Family relocating from N. Virginia waits for home furniture, items

John Cook and his family are welcoming hosts -- it's just they don't have much to show off right now because of what's become the move from hell. There's the makeshift sleeping quarters and the empty kitchen.

HCSO: Man shoots, kills 2 members of estranged wife's family, rapes her sister

Disturbing details have been released in the death of a father and son who were allegedly gunned down by a relative late Saturday night.

Deputies searching for person of interest in man's murder

Deputies are searching for a man investigators are calling a person of interest in the murder of Luis Garcia Ocampo in Montgomery county.

District Attorney's Office wants official oppression charge against Harris County deputy

The Harris County District Attorney's Office is fighting to prosecute a former deputy constable who was filmed kicking a man on the ground during a traffic stop.

Widow of worker killed in DuPont chemical leak files wrongful death lawsuit

The widow of a man killed in an industrial accident at a plant in La Porte Saturday has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.

NFL: Adrian Peterson suspended without pay for remainder of 2014 season

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is making good on his promise of an enhanced crackdown on players involved with domestic violence. The NFL has decided to suspend Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season.

PD: Thieves behind at least 8 home break-ins in Bellaire

Eight homes have been burglarized in Bellaire in the past few weeks. Bellaire police believe the same burglar is linked to at least four of the home burglaries, including the theft of three Super Bowl rings from the home of Texans coach Mike Vrabel.

Fire destroys unfinished facility designed for homeless

A devastating fire burned down an unfinished building that was intended to house and care for homeless men and women Tuesday.

Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.

Surveillance video released of suspect wanted in at least 7 robberies

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in at least seven robberies in the north and south Houston areas since October.

Teddy Bear Paradise sentenced to 21 months in prison for threatening president

Teddy Bear Paradise, formerly known as Denise O’Neal, has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction of making a threat against President Obama, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced.

Reward increased for most Texas wanted fugitive

The reward for one of the state's most wanted fugitives has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his a capture if the tip comes in during the month of November.

HISD: Student brings loaded gun to Yates High School; 2 students arrested

A second student has been arrested in connection with an incident involving a loaded gun on the Yates High School campus.

HPD: Charges filed against mom who abandoned baby at SW Houston post office

A mother accused of abandoning her 2-month-old son at a southwest Houston post office in October has been charged.  Jeronde Jackson was charged with abandoning a child on Friday.

FD: Firefighters struggle to put out flames at cluttered house

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what caused a house to catch fire on McGowen Street.

Study shows head trauma to children shortens their lives

The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling all caregivers to focus on preventing abusive head trauma in children.

Macy's will soon offer same-day delivery service in Houston

If you love shopping at Macy's, the store is making it easier than ever to shop and get their items without even having to step in their store.

Top tech gifts for all ages

There’s a gift for everyone this holiday season, even for the person who has everything or the kids who want everything.

Galleria-area chase in stolen pickup lands 3 men in custody

A chase in a stolen pickup truck lands three men in custody.

First legal action taken in deadly chemical release

A Houston attorney has filed a temporary restraining order against DuPont over Saturday's chemical release that killed four employees and injured a fifth person.

TSU, Prairie View A&M, UH Central top list for crime

Last week at the University of Houston, freshman Gavin Graham woke up to a terrifying email alert from campus police.

Local 2 helps get power restored for veteran

In an attempt to get his electric bill registered in his name at his newly-built home in Fort Bend County, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran woke up last Thursday morning with the lights turned off.

Officers use force to stop fight at Lee High School

Cellphone video has surfaced showing three Lee High School students being taken into custody on campus.

More concern over conditions of horses in Waller County

Some residents in Waller County are angry because the county district attorney hasn't moved to seize 40 undernourished horses owned by a veterinarian.

Galleria will be open for business on Thanksgiving

While thousands of shoppers across the Houston area are gearing up for Black Friday deals, the Galleria is trying to target people with new holiday hours.

Ex-Harris County Constable Victor Trevino sentenced to 10 years probation

Former Harris County Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino was back in court, where was sentenced to 10 years probation after pleading guilty earlier this month to stealing money from his own charity.

Woman feeding cats stabbed at park in Dickinson

A 17-year-old is being held in the Galveston County jail for allegedly stabbing a 57-year-old woman in the back as she fed stray cats at the Paul Hopkins Community Park in Dickinson.

911 calls of deadly DuPont chemical leak released

Local 2 Investigates has reviewed a 4-minute long 911 call that raises some interesting questions. It is now clear that in the moments immediately following the toxic gas release at the La Porte DuPont plant Saturday morning, a plant shift supervisor wasn't completely clear about the nature of the…

AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license

Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

Identities released of 4 DuPont plant workers who died after chemical leak

The identities have been released of all four workers who died in a tragic accident at the DuPont Plant near La Porte early Saturday.  The victims have been identified as Crystle Wise, Wade Baker, and brothers Robert (Bobby) Tisnado and Gilbert (Gibby) Tisnado.

HPD officer accused of sexually assaulting girl, 15

A Houston police officer is accused of raping an underage girl he met at a fast-food restaurant he frequented.

Teen found dead in church parking lot in NW Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating the death of a 19-year-old shot in the face in northwest Houston.

Better Business Bureau releases annual charity list

The Better Business Bureau has released its annual list of charities that have been reviewed by the company.

UH fraternity brothers safe after Kappa Alpha house catches fire

Eight University of Houston fraternity men are safe after a fire broke out at the Kappa Alpha Fraternity house on Southmore Boulevard and Delano Street.

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