HFD chief: Firefighters made no mistakes on day of deadly blaze at Southwest Inn

No mistakes were made by the firefighters who responded to the inferno at the Southwest Inn in May 2013, Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison announced Friday. That fire killed four firefighters and injured several others.

Student transported to hospital after stabbing near Madison High

A Madison High School student was transported to the hospital after Houston ISD says he was stabbed during an altercation near the campus.

Boy, 6, hit and killed by pickup truck at apartment complex

Houston police are investigating a tragic accident in which a 6-year-old boy was killed.

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Trending: Ultimate JJ Watt fan sports ultimate JJ costume

The ultimate JJ Watt fan wins Halloween with her epic JJ Watt costume!

Firefighters battle early-morning blaze at warehouse in Deer Park

Firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a warehouse fire on Railroad Avenue in Deer Park.

Trial of constable accused of misusing taxpayer money underway

Investigators allegedly found checks with forged signatures and were unable to track all the money distributed by Trevino's charity.

Houston firefighter treated for minor burns after duplex fire

A Houston firefighter was transported to the hospital with minor burns on his hands after a fire at a duplex Friday morning.

Man shot, killed while standing in driveway of SW Houston home

Houston police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man outside a southwest Houston home Thursday night.

Man accused of dangling baby son over balcony

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Houston man after deputies say he dangled his infant son over a second story balcony.

Sources: Passenger in vehicle with woman charged in deputy's death arrested

Law enforcement sources tell Local 2 that the passenger who was riding in a car with a woman charged in connection with the death of a Harris County deputy has been taken into custody.


Creative ways to control how much Halloween candy your kids eat

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without the candy, but once collected some parents have come up with creative ways to control their kids' consumption.

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $284M for Halloween

Lucky Mega Millions players might get a big treat Halloween night.

Local 2 Investigates: Potentially deadly guardrails on Houston roads

A Local 2 investigation found the same guardrails that several states have stopped installing due to safety concerns line many Houston roadways.

Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver in Greenspoint

Houston police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck a man crossing a street in Greenspoint early Friday.

Police: Man pushed, punched 8-year-old boy

A man is charged with endangering a child after he punched an 8-year-old on Wednesday, according to police

Woman sentenced for putting gun in student's backpack

A woman was sentenced to three years in state prison Thursday for putting a gun into a middle school student's backpack. 

Man charged with assaulting four, 1 of them elderly

A man is being held in the Harris County Jail with no bond after he assaulted four family members, according to police. 

Vigil held for deputy killed in head-on crash

About 100 friends and colleagues of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Jesse Valdez III lit candles and tearfully shared stories where he took his last breath.

Students forced to make quick decisions about firing weapons in simulation

In a professional simulation students in the Citizens' Police Academy are forced to make split-second decisions about when to fire a weapon. 

Man drives Jaguar over Top Golf course, patrons pelt car with golf balls

Houston police said they went out to Top Golf along the Katy Freeway and State Highway 6 after a man reportedly started driving his car over the course. 

Man arrested, charged with murder in 2012 stabbing case

A man has been arrested in a deadly stabbing that happened in south Houston in 2012. 

Getting the best deals at outlet stores around Texas

Consumer Reports surveyed thousands of shoppers to find out which outlet stores give you the best deal for your dollar. 

Katy ISD $748 million bond proposal a hot-button issue

The $748 million bond proposal includes building six new schools across the district, many in new Katy developments, as well as a new football stadium next to the old one.

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature food and meat in a mop sink

Headed to the movies? How about a bite to eat at Studio Movie Grill in City Centre? When health inspectors stopped by, they said there was black and yellow mildew in the ice machines, and a broken grill drawer that left raw chicken, burgers and cheese too warm.

Jury seated in trial of Harris County constable accused of misusing taxpayer money

A jury has been seated in the trial of Harris County Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino. The 12 jurors and one alternate will begin hearing testimony in the case Friday at 9:30 a.m.

City to pursue legal action against business that cut down several trees

The City of Houston says it is pursuing legal action against those responsible for cutting down more than half a dozen oak trees along the street outside a Wendy's restaurant near West University Place. 

Charges re-filed against Santa Fe woman accused in death of 4-year-old

An arrest warrant has been issued for Laura Kolb after a grand jury re-indicted her in the death of her boyfriend's 4-year-old daughter.  Charges were dropped earlier because of a mistake made by a medical examiner.

Death of girl found wrapped in blankets in refrigerator ruled a homicide

The death of a girl whose body was found wrapped in blankets inside a refrigerator at a southwest Houston apartment has been ruled a homicide.  According to records, the primary cause of death for 9-year-old Ayahna Comb is malnutrition and dehydration.

Police searching for two people who tried to steal truck in Timbergrove

Houston police officers are looking for two men who they say tried to steal a truck in the Timbergrove neighborhood early Thursday morning. 

Portion of southwest Houston Buddhist temple collapses

Police closed off a Buddhist temple in southwest Houston after a portion of the building collapsed Thursday morning.

Superheroes wash windows for sick kids at Texas Children's Hospital

A team of superheroes helped sick kids get into the Halloween spirit Thursday morning as they washed windows at Texas Children's Hospital.

METRO police rescind endorsement of Kim Ogg for DA

The METRO Police Union has officially rescinded its endorsement of Democrat Kim Ogg for Harris County district attorney. The union said its decision came after Ogg referenced the death of Harris County deputy sheriff Jesse Valdez III during an unrelated news conference.

1 injured when boats catch fire at marina near Kemah Boardwalk

One person was injured Thursday afternoon when a boat caught fire in Kemah, according to authorities.

Parolee charged in crash that killed deputy appears before judge

A woman who authorities say killed a Harris County deputy in a crash Wednesday morning was wheeled into court Thursday to face a judge. Investigators believe Kelly Jo Ivey, 29, was under the influence when she caused the crash that killed Deputy Jesse Valdez III.

Police investigate after loaded handgun found at Klein Forest High School

A loaded handgun was found at Klein Forest High School after campus staff were alerted that a student might have a weapon Thursday. 

HCSO: Two people caught after car chase that ends in Greenspoint neighborhood

Two people were arrested after a car chase in North Houston Thursday afternoon. 

Police: Extra officers at George Ranch High School after rumors of shooting

Rumors about a shooting at George Ranch High School prompted police to place extra officers on campus Thursday. 

Card cracking schemes on the rise in the Houston area

If you've had it with skyrocketing bank fees, a new crime trend hitting the Houston area is partly to blame. Harris County financial crimes investigators say card cracking cases are on the rise.

Houston sixth-grader writes book to help her overcome bullying

A Houston middle school student is battling bullying with her own book. 

Friends honor fallen HCSO deputy with memorial, fundraiser

Deputy Jesse Valdez's competitive barbecue team met Wednesday night like they always do, but they were missing the man they say held them together.

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine; goes on a bike ride

A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.

UPS & FedEx announce busiest shipping days

Last year many people didn't get their holiday packages delivered in time for Christmas, so shoppers better ship early this year.

1 man killed, another injured in shooting at apartments in Greenspoint

One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting in the Greenspoint area Wednesday night.

Halloween family fun for after trick-or-treating

Since Halloween falls on a Friday night this year, there are a ton of activities in the Houston area for families looking to have a little more fun after trick-or-treating.

13-year-old boy dies 10 days after he was hit by a car

A 13-year-old has died, 10 days after he was hit by a car in northwest Harris County. 

Woman, 3 cats escape house fire in Mayde Creek

A woman and her three cats escaped a fire at a home in Mayde Creek Thursday morning.

New PTSD treatments help veterans

They fight the enemy and witness death and destruction before returning home. But sadly, the mental effects of war don't go away for many veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.

PD: Robbers shoot store security guard in leg, use customer as human shield

A security guard working inside the Big City Food store in the 10300 block of Homestead was shot in the leg by two robbers who then escaped Wednesday night. 

Veteran finds home after legal battle over service dog

A veteran refused to give up, fighting to keep his service dog when a realty agency tried to ban his special companion. The case ended up settling, but Sgt. Derek Kolb is fighting for rights of all veterans who have service dogs.

Houston police searching for burglars who stole family's TVs, new car

Houston police are looking for a couple of burglars who stole from a home in Meyerland Tuesday and took the family's new car. 

Deputy's death becomes issue in Harris County District Attorney race

A war of words regarding a Harris County Sheriff's deputy death has emerged in a contentious political campaign. 

Parolee charged in crash that killed deputy in northeast Harris County

A woman who was released from prison on parole earlier this month has been charged in a crash that killed a deputy Wednesday morning, Harris County sheriff's deputies said.

Google's latest project: Pill to search your body for illness

It might be years before we see the pill in use, but research is already underway.

Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at north Houston flea market

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged a flea market in north Houston early Wednesday.

El Tiempo 1308 Cantina moving after losing lease

A popular Mexican restaurant in Montrose will be moving after losing its lease.

Mayor withdraws subpoenas issued to Houston pastors in HERO lawsuit

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has decided to withdraw the subpoena of sermons and other communications belonging to several pastors in a lawsuit involving the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. 

Grandmother says student's skin disease caused by unsanitary school equipment

Some parents in Livingston are blaming a case of Impetigo on unsanitary school equipment. 

Questions still surround unmanned rocket explosion in Virginia

The head of Orbital Sciences vows to return to space flight after he finds out what happened when the company's Antares rocket exploded over a launch pad in Virginia Tuesday night.

Trial begins for man accused of shooting Stafford officer in face

A Stafford police officer shot in the face at point blank range testified in court Wednesday.

Pct. 4: Homeowner shoots 2 women caught breaking into Atascocita home

A homeowner shot two women who were breaking into his Atascocita home Wednesday afternoon, deputies said.

4 women charged with sex-trafficking of minors in Houston

Federal prosecutors say four women have been arrested for sexual trafficking of minors after it was discovered they operated several apartments in Houston as brothels.

NHL legend, Houston Aeros player Gordie Howe resting after stroke in Lubbock

The family of Gordie Howe, known as Mr. Hockey, says the hockey Hall of Famer's condition remains "guarded" but his spirits are good after a significant stroke Sunday.

Obama praises doctors fighting Ebola in Africa

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an event with American health care workers fighting Ebola. 

PD: 3 men caught stealing from Victoria's Secret in Deerbrook Mall

Arkele Wilson, Theron Davis and Deddrick Demon Arceneaux were charged with organized retail theft.

Police release surveillance video in downtown Houston death

Houston police release surveillance video of a person wanted for questioning after a man was found dead in a downtown parking garage. 

Cold front moves through, leading to coolest fall weekend so far

The first of two cold fronts to push through southeast Texas will clear the Gulf Coast by Wednesday evening.  This front will result in modest temperature drops and a noticeable decrease in humidity.  Our second cold front, the stronger of the two, will push through the area Friday and bring the…

Man stabbed to death at apartment complex in southwest Houston

A man is dead after residents found him stabbed to death in an apartment complex parking lot at Nairn Road and Gessner in Southwest Houston.

Man charged after allegedly confessing to wife, pastor about toddler's rape

Earl David Mckenna, 34, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age and two counts of super aggravated sexual assault of a child under 6, according to court records.

Karate instructor sentenced for child porn

An east Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations.

Ronald Seabridge, Sr., 60, of Lumberton, was found guilty by a jury in February of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.  On Tuesday a judge sentenced him to 235 months in federal…

'Spooktacular' deals for families this Halloween

While kids get excited about all the candy they’ll collect on Halloween, parents can also look forward to some sweet deals.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Baybrook Mall

Houston police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened in southeast Houston Tuesday night.

1 charged, 2 others wanted in Popeye's restaurant robbery

One man has been charged and two others are wanted in a fast-food restaurant robbery that resulted in an off-duty officer opening fire on the suspects.

Sketch released of man wanted in kidnapping, robbery in Sugar Land

A sketch has been released of a man wanted for kidnapping a man and forcing him at gunpoint to withdraw money from an ATM in Sugar Land.

HPOU: Thousands of officers needed

The Houston Police Department is in need of more manpower because of a staff shortage.

SUV strikes, kills elderly man crossing street in Spring Branch

An elderly man is dead after an accident on Kempwood and Campbell in Spring Branch on Tuesday night.

Man shot during violent carjacking in northwest Houston

Houston police are searching for a group of men who they say shot another man during a violent carjacking in northwest Houston overnight.

Buffalo Wild Wings raising prices

If you're planning on having chicken wings at your next Sunday football party, your tab is about to get more expensive.

Recall issued after shrapnel flies out of airbags

Four deaths and dozens of injuries have been reported, linked to faulty airbags that can send shrapnel flying into a driver's face. More than 12 million vehicles are currently under recall to repair the airbags.

Local students' experiments on board NASA rocket that exploded

We told you on Monday that students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School were going to send a pair of experiments on the rocket to the ISS. The school confirmed to Local 2 that the students' experiments were on board the rocket that exploded.

Students arrested after dozens of stolen calculators found

Two Houston Independent School District students were arrested after police said the pair was caught with several dozen Texas Instrument calculators.

Habitat for Humanity hosts Building a Dream conference

Habitat for Humanity hosted its Building A Dream Conference at the Junior League of Houston on Tuesday.

Screening concerns arise after pastor exposed himself to minor

An attorney wants churches to stop holding recruitment events at schools until they explain their screening process.

Indictment filed over apartment water pollution

A grand jury issued two indictments alleging a management company allowed  sewage to flow from an apartment complex into Buffalo Bayou.

Student waiting for bus says 2 men in van tried to grab her

A Conroe High School student told Local 2 that two men in a van tried to grab her while she was waiting for a school bus Monday morning.

Mom accused of leaving 7-year-old son home alone

A southeast Houston mother is facing charges after deputies said she left her 7-year-old son home alone for at least four hours.

Two cold fronts could bring coolest weather so far this fall to Houston

After a warm start to the week, two cold fronts will push through Houston to bring back cool weather for the weekend.

Convenience stores under suspicion of food stamp fraud raided

Several people were being arrested Tuesday as authorities raided several convenience stores on the northeast side of town.

Search for two men allegedly breaking into homes in Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County deputies are looking for two men who they say are breaking into homes in the middle of the day.

New ID law prevents veteran from voting

An election worker at the multi-service Center on West Gray Street near downtown Houston said a 93-year-old veteran went home Sunday without voting because he did not have the required identification.

Pastors from across US join subpoenaed pastors at HERO press conference

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance battle has crossed state lines as local pastors were joined by pastors from across the nation at a Tuesday press conference.

Mom killed, kids injured when pickup truck crashes along East Freeway

A mother was killed and her two children were injured after their pickup truck crashed in east Houston Tuesday morning.

Veteran impacted by Hurricane Ike gets new home

Vietnam veteran Mike Hudgens and his wife Gwenna have a new house after being displaced by Hurricane Ike six years ago.

Phil Collins Alamo artifacts arrive in San Antonio

British pop star Phil Collins has handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas.

2 injured, big rig loses load in accident near Katy

Two people were injured Tuesday when an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck collided north of Katy.


President Obama delivers remarks on the Ebola outbreak and response.

President Barack Obama to deliver remarks on the Ebola outbreak and response at 1:55 p.m.  Watch the live stream on

Houston babysitter charged in connection with toddler's scalding death

A Houston woman was arrested and charged after an investigation into a child's scalding death.

Body found in downtown Houston parking garage identified

Cory Roussell, 27, suffered apparent blunt force trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HFD: Man believed to have mental issues steals ambulance from Ben Taub

A man is in custody after being accused of stealing an HFD ambulance.

2 children injured in school bus accident in northeast Houston

Two children were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a school bus accident in northeast Houston, HISD officials confirm.

Amazon raises stakes in battle for your TV

Amazon is stepping up its game in the battle for control of your TV.

Save on TV bills by cutting the cord

One of the best ways for a family to save money each month is to cut their cable bill, and thanks to a plethora of alternatives, it’s easier than ever.

Two drivers airlifted after major vehicle accident

Two people are in critical condition after a major vehicle accident on FM 2920 and Meadow Hill in North Harris County Tuesday morning.

Friendswood police looking for car burglar

Friendswood police are trying to catch a criminal who has been breaking into cars in the area.

Misplaced evidence prompts dismissal of murder charges

A charge of murder was dismissed against a Santa Fe woman Monday after Galveston County prosecutors discovered crucial pieces of evidence had been misplaced by the Medical Examiner's Office.

Mom of youth pastor’s victim breaks silence

The mother of a girl who was targeted by her youth pastor says the pastor exposed himself online via Skype during secret video-chat sessions. For the first time, the girl’s mother spoke publicly and only to Local 2 Investigates.

Political dart board offends voters at League City polling place

A controversial dart board at a polling place causes a stir among voters.

Could you be a vampire and not know it?

Blood sucking, dark and evil -- the images have become part of modern pop culture, but Local 2 is learning Houston has its own self-proclaimed vampire community that isn't quite as dark.

Fatal accident causes closure of 290 westbound lanes

A wreck involving a motorcycle is causing traffic backups on Highway 290.

Houston woman charged with child abandonment

A Houston woman is facing charges after she allegedly abandoned her child.

Strangers sending Bibles to Mayor Parker

Houston Mayor Annise Parker acknowleged Monday that her office had received Bibles from across the country following a protest campaign.

1 dead, 1 injured after crash in Katy area

One person is dead another is being flown to the hospital via LifeFlight after an accident at Fry Road and Morton Road.

6-year-old battling rare cancer becomes a Texas State Trooper

A 6-year-old battling a rare type of cancer became an honorary Texas State Trooper on Monday thanks to the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Houston Police Department.

Teachers complain over violence at Spring High School

An emergency meeting was held for faculty at Spring High on Monday afternoon to talk about handling internal issues in-house.

Can Proposition 1 save Texas roads?

Texas lawmakers want you to approve money from the rainy day fund for use on state roadways.

Are falling gas prices hurting Houston's economy?

Drivers are pumped up about falling gas prices, which are at their lowest in four years. But in Houston, a city that depends on the oil and gas industry, could there be a downside to the windfall?

Teacher accused of making party drug in class

One Bellaire High School teacher is accused of going too far with a class experiment.

Man accused of slapping stepdaughter over curfew

Pasadena police charged Chad Allen Shoubroek with injury to a child for allegedly slapping his 12-year-old stepdaughter in the face, said Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell.

Man's body found in downtown Houston parking garage

Local 2 has learned new information about a disturbing discovery downtown. Police believe a man who was badly beaten ran inside the CenterPoint Energy garage at Louisiana and Dallas streets just moments before he died.

Advocacy group says to avoid Chipotle, Starbucks and Five Guys

Starbucks, Chipotle and Five Guys might all be stops during your regular lunch hours, but The Center for Science in the Public Interest finds them guilty of some of the worst menu items you can choose to eat.

Children accused of vandalizing job site

Local 2 has exclusive surveillance images of small children accused of doing serious damage to a construction site on Houston's north side.

DA: Officer accused of asking for sex favors in exchange for no jail time

Authorities are looking for other potential victims after a local school district police officer was accused of asking a woman for sexual favors in exchange for not taking her to jail.

Woman killed in wreck on Highway 225 after car crushed by 18-wheeler

Pasadena police are investigating a the death of a woman whose car was crushed beneath an 18-wheeler in a chain reaction accident Monday morning on Highway 225 westbound near Preston Road.

North Loop east at Wallisville reopens after deadly crash

A woman was killed Monday afternoon after her car slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler on the 610 North Loop.

2 hospitalized after SUV, METRO bus collide downtown

Two people were taken to a hospital after a traffic accident. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

PD: Drive-thru bandit strikes two Friendswood businesses

Friendswood police are searching for a burglary suspect who gained access to two restaurants through the drive-thru windows.

Hwy 59 reopens at FM 2218 in Rosenberg after downed power lines

Both directions of Highway 59 have reopened at FM 2218 in the Rosenberg area after crews removed downed power lines.

HPD : Driver killed after running stop sign in southeast Houston

Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened in southeast Houston on Sunday night.

Complaint dismissed against judge accused of racist remarks

In a ruling from August 2014, a special committee in the District of Columbia appointed to consider the allegations dismissed the complaint of judicial misconduct against U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Jones.

Friends gather to honor Brazosport High School student killed in crash

Friends and family gathered to pay tribute to a Brazosport High School student who was killed in a car crash Friday night after leaving a homecoming dance.

Police search for 3 suspects in smash-and-grab robbery

There's an active search in north Houston for three men involved in a smash-and-grab robbery in a different part of town.

HPD: Kids injured during altercation between grandmother, their mom

A woman has been charged after injuring her grandchildren during an altercation with their mother, according to Houston police.

Local students set to send experiments to International Space Station

A local prep school's newest project is out of this world.

HPD: Man shot in face by his own gun after toddler picks it up

Houston police said a man was shot while trying to take a loaded gun away from a 3-year-old boy.

Revolutionary knee replacement saves healthy ligaments

Last year, more than 600,000 knee replacements were performed in the US and with the aging baby boomer population that number continues to go way up.

Freebie alert! Free food around town thanks to Houston Texans win

No need to pack your lunch today, thanks to the Houston Texans' win, there are plenty of free food offers for you to take advantage of.

Woman charged with intoxication manslaughter after causing head-on collision

A head-on collision in northwest Harris County killed one woman and sent another to the hospital Saturday night.

New ride sharing service to shuttle children

Uber and Lyft have brought the ride sharing concept to mainstream; now a new company wants to help busy parents out, by giving their kids a lift!

Man walking in north Harris County critically injured after struck by car

Harris County sheriff's deputies say a man hit by a car early Monday morning is in critical condition.

Dozens of stores offer free shipping with no minimum purchase

This holiday season at least 45 retailers are offering free shipping with no minimum purchase.

Masked men rob Harris County restaurant

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for two masked armed robbers of a fast food restaurant.

I-Cloak protects you from online spying

Every time you shop online, you're letting strangers into your life. That's why one man created a brand new device that essentially keeps you invisible online.

Brazosport High School student killed in crash

A memorial site is growing outside Brazosport High School in honor of senior Lessly Acuna, who was killed in an accident over the weekend.

Man trapped, killed in Splendora house fire

A man in his late 50's died in a house fire in Montgomery County late Saturday night. 

Man who admitted to killing 2 boys to be released

A Texas man who unexpectedly pleaded guilty to killing his two adopted stepsons in 1986 after years of claiming his innocence was set to be released from prison and sent to an Austin halfway house on Monday.

Down in polls, Texas' Davis recalls own comebacks

Reminding worshippers of overcoming long odds in her personal life, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Sunday urged reliable Democratic voters at black churches to turnout in the face of predictions that she needs a miracle to win.

Teen fatally hits boy while learning to drive

Police say a 16-year-old North Texas girl learning how to drive killed a 12-year-old boy while backing out of a driveway.

World War II veteran's 90th birthday wish comes true

A World War II veteran is celebrating his 90th birthday in a big way.

George P. Bush says dad 'moving forward' on 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son.

Spectacular Sunday weather punctuates perfect weekend

Our current trend of fantastic fall days will continue for your Sunday.

METRO police investigating how truck got on rail tracks

METRO police are investigating after a truck somehow ended up on the rail tracks near Fulton and King Streets early Saturday morning. 

Crash kills woman in northwest Harris Co.

One person is dead after a traffic accident that happened at Bammel North Houston Road and the North Sam Houston Parkway.

Straight Talk From The Candidates special on Local 2

You can watch the special live on Local 2 and on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. [NOTE: KPRC does not endorse any of the candidates.]

Family, friends remember murdered mom

Family and friend remember a mother who was found by her two sons shot to death in her bedroom in the Alief area.

Militia member facing federal gun charge

Authorities say they found thousands of rounds of ammunition in the motel room of a militia member who was arrested after a friendly fire incident involving a Border Patrol agent.

HCSO seeks armed drug store robber

Harris County investigators need your help finding the man who held a drug store clerk at gunpoint and took off with cash.

Phil Collins' Alamo artifacts to arrive in Texas

Singer Phil Collins' vast collection of artifacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution that he's donating to Texas is set to arrive in the state.

Texas pastor resigns after prostitution arrest

Officials say a pastor at a Texas Panhandle church has resigned after being arrested on a prostitution charge.

Hockley woman accused of neglecting horses

A veterinarian in Hockley is being accused of animal neglect by her neighbors.

Man charged in hit-and-run death of 64-year-old

Police took a driver into custody Thursday morning, after they said he hit a pedestrian and sped away from the scene of the crash.

Man thrown from pickup truck in Spring crash

A man is in the hospital after he was thrown from his pickup truck during an overnight accident in Spring.

Judge puts Wheatley High School demolition on hold

The demolition of a school in the Houston Independent School District has been put on hold pending the outcome of a trial in December.

Family escapes 2-alarm house fire in Katy

The Harris County fire marshal is investigating what sparked a two-alarm house fire in Katy late Friday night. 

Search for more victims of HIV-infected man charged with raping toddler, girl

Houston police are searching for more possible victims of a man who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and a 23-month-old girl, infecting them both with HIV.

As Halloween festivities ramp up, weather plays no tricks

If you're headed out to take part in any Halloween festivities this weekend, our weather will cooperate beautifully.

HCSO: Man poses as cop to assault women

A man investigators say posed as a police officer tried to rape two women at a business in the Bear Creek area.

Daycare thief asks stranger for help

A man helped police catch a thief breaking into a southwest Houston daycare Friday morning.

Parker's DPS tweets cause social media stir

Houston Mayor Annise Parker made national news again when her daughter had issues getting a driver's license.

Teacher, district spar over fight at Spring High School

The Spring School District is recommending the school board fire a technology teacher at Spring High School after an incident Thursday involving the teacher and a student, but the teacher has his own version of the events and claims he has already resigned.

Warrants issued for man suspected in 5 home burglaries

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a man suspected in five home burglaries in the Wind Rose subdivision in Spring, North Harris County.

2 armed, masked men rob Houston bank

Police need the public's help to find two men who robbed a Chase Bank in southeast Houston.

New Caney family loses home, pet and charity in fire

A Montgomery County family is trying to pick up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home and the charity they run out of it Thursday night.

Man who allegedly slit girlfriend's throat, stabbed boss arrested

The man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and slit her throat, then drove to work and stabbed his boss has been arrested, according to authorities. A source told Local 2 Investigates the motive for the crime was "jealousy."

SWAT standoff ends with man in custody after stabbing

Neighbors in a southwest Houston apartment complex had to evacuate Friday morning after a stabbing suspect barricaded himself inside a friend's apartment.

Police: Man throws his dog at window of Starbucks

Houston police have charged a man with cruelty to animals after they said he allegedly threw his Chihuahua at the window of a southwest Houston Starbucks.

Wrecker driver tails stolen truck until deputies arrive and chase begins

An alert wrecker driver helped nab a suspected truck thief by following the truck until authorities could arrive.

Burglars smash windows at post office in north Houston

Houston police are searching for burglars who smashed a couple of windows at a post office in north Houston early Friday.

League City clinic reopens after Ebola precautionary quarantine

A medical clinic in League City has reopened after patients and staff were quarantined as a precaution after a person seeking treatment exhibited Ebola-like symptoms, according to the Galveston County Health District. A medical worker said the sick person had recently traveled from Africa.

Local 2 hosts Town Hall to answer your Ebola questions

What questions do you have about Ebola in our community? Local 2 hosted an Ebola town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 to answer your questions.

Freebie Friday: Movies, pumpkins and burgers

Strap on your proton packs and get ready for some free activities this weekend.

New York mayor gives update after 1st Ebola case in NYC

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio provides an update on Dr. Craig Spencer's condition and the city's response to Ebola. 

Arson investigating house fire at Third Ward home

Investigators are trying to determine if a fire that damaged a Third Ward home Thursday night was intentionally set.

NIH: Dallas nurse free of Ebola, will be released from hospital

The National Institutes of Health said Friday Dallas nurse Nina Pham is now free of Ebola and will be released from the hospital.  Watch the live stream on

Man, woman involved in Ben Taub Hospital murder-suicide ID'd

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences released the names of the man and woman involved in the murder-suicide at Ben Taub Hospital Wednesday. 

Dog given oxygen after duplex catches fire in Spring Branch

Houston firefighters saved the life of a family pet who was trapped in a house fire in Spring Branch late Wednesday.

Walmart Shopping App Gives You Money Back

Everybody wants to save money; but not all of us are willing to take the time to clip coupons and review sales ads. Now there's a new app that takes the work out of comparison shopping.

Driver killed after crashing into utility pole in northwest Harris County

A driver was killed early Friday after crashing into a utility pole in northwest Harris County.

HPD: Sawed-off shotgun found in car after police chase ends in SE Houston

A man was taken into custody early Friday after leading police on a chase in southeast Houston.

HCSO: Driver caught street racing over 100 mph leads deputies on chase

A street racer was arrested early Friday after leading deputies on a chase, which ended in a crash in east Harris County.

Never miss a jackpot with new lotto app

Every year, more than 34 million winning lottery tickets go unclaimed. Now, a new app will make sure ticket buyers don’t miss out on their big prize.

Man claiming to be father of baby found abandoned at post office seeks custody

A man claiming to be the father of a 2-month-old boy abandoned at a southwest Houston post office Wednesday wants custody of his son.

Arsonist sets fire to 3 cars parked in Midtown

Arson units are investigating after someone set fire to three cars parked in Midtown early Friday morning, according to Houston police.

Thieves target 3 different businesses in one shopping center

Thieves target three different businesses in an east Houston shopping center.

Harris County man put on unique probation after deadly accident

A judge gives a Harris County man shock probation after he hit and killed a mother and two children while racing in a neighborhood in 2010.

Panel discusses connection between spanking and domestic violence

A panel discussion was held to talk about the relationship between domestic violence and spanking Thursday evening. 

Laser surgery helps ease appearance of acne scars

Acne: Just about every teenager will get it and many adults get acne, too. Of those who suffer with it, 25 percent are left with permanent scarring.

Man charged with raping baby, girl who now have HIV

A Houston man is due in court Friday on charges that he raped both a 14-year-old girl and a 23-month-old baby who are now infected with HIV. 

HPD: 2 arrested, 5 wanted for stealing diners' wallets

Houston police said two people have been arrested and five others are wanted in a theft ring believed responsible for stealing wallets from women at restaurants and charging thousands of dollars to their credit cards for more than a year.

Cy-Fair ISD mother speaks out for single parents

A single mother of a Cypress Fairbanks ISD student is speaking out because she says the district told her she couldn't attend a father-student function with her child.

METRO police search for 2 men who opened fire at Hillcroft Transit Center

The METRO Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two men wanted for the aggravated robbery in two separate incidents near the Hillcroft Transit Center.

Reward offered in Houston-area pharmacy burglaries

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who deputies say burglarized two Houston-area pharmacies.

U.S. Air Force plane makes emergency landing at Bush airport

A U.S. Air Force plane made an emergency landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Wednesday afternoon. 

Pasadena remembers Phillips explosion on 25th anniversary

Thursday marks 25 years since an explosion that killed 23 people in Pasadena.

3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland air crash

Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Main lanes open on I-45 SB at Cypresswood after 3-vehicle crash

All the southbound lanes of Interstate 45 near Cypresswood Drive reopened after a crash in Spring Thursday afternoon. 

Texas official: Most hospitals can't handle Ebola

Gov. Rick Perry's infectious disease task force is discussing ways to diagnose and isolate patients with Ebola more quickly.

New open-data policy to allow more access to city government information

Mayor Annise Parker has instituted an open-data policy to allow Houstonians better access to city information.

HPD: 14 illegal immigrants detained after police stop pickup with blown tire

Police are investigating a possible case of human trafficking in the Memorial Park area.

Deer Park man buys $1 million lotto ticket

The Texas Lottery has announced that a Deer Park man won a $1 million Powerball prize.

Federal officials issue Halloween warning on counterfeit contact lenses

Government officials are warning the public about the dangers of using counterfeit decorative and colored contact lenses that are especially popular around Halloween.

HCSO: Man who killed girlfriend in front of kids in 2012 arrested, charged

A man who shot and killed a mother of five in front of her children two years ago has been charged with murder, according to Harris County sheriff's deputies.

Tips from HCSO mobile app lead to arrests in 2 drug cases

Several tips to the iWatchHarrisCounty mobile app led to arrests in two separate drug cases, said the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

FBCSO arrests 2 men in separate driveway robberies

An 18-year-old and a 21-year-old are in custody after they were arrested on robbery charges.

Reward offered for information about double homicide in Conroe

A body of a man in his 50s and a woman estimated to be about 43 years old were found in two different locations outside a home.

Masked men seen on camera burglarizing Spring Branch area barbecue restaurant

Houston police are investigating a burglary of a Spring Branch area barbecue restaurant that was all caught on video.

Authorities search for suspects wanted in smash-and-grab robbery at pawn shop

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two smash-and-grab robbers who struck a pawn shop on the north side of town Thursday morning.

More contractors say they haven't been paid for government project

The $133 million Texas/Mexico border crossing that has suffered significant delays has been delayed until at least next year, Local 2 Investigates has learned. The news comes as another contractor has come forward to say he has not been paid for work on the project.

HPD: 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Ben Taub Hospital

Police said they are working the case as an apparent murder-suicide between coworkers at Ben Taub Hospital.

Google's new app works as personal email assistant

Google’s newest app acts as a personal assistant for anyone who doesn’t feel like slogging through all their emails.

Man, woman thrown off motorcycle after bike hits curb near North Freeway

A man and a woman are recovering after a motorcycle accident in Spring Thursday morning

Where to find the cheapest candy this Halloween

There are sales all over the place, so it's easy to just grab a few bags of candy where ever you happen to be shopping. But if you do, you'll be wasting money and possibly depriving little ghosts and goblins of treats if you don't get the most sweet stuff for the least green stuff.

Man in custody after DEA narcotics investigation at North Freeway

A man is in custody after an undercover DEA Narcotics investigation.

Restaurant Report Card: Employee cooks with open wound

Off-temperature food, black residue in an ice machine and rat droppings also included.

Motion to recuse judge in Adrian Peterson child abuse case denied

A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday. 

Former 'Today Show' anchor visits Houston, speaks at fundraiser

Well-known journalist and former "Today Show" anchor Jane Pauley was in Houston Wednesday. 

CPS receiving calls about infant abandoned in SW Houston post office

Child Protective Services says it is receiving calls from people claiming to be related to an infant who was abandoned Wednesday morning at a Southwest Houston post office.  

Turner Construction, US General Services Administration responds to Local 2 investigation

Turner Construction Company and the U.S. General Services Administration have released statements after a Local 2 investigation in which more contractors said they haven't been paid for a government project.

UH student robbed by three teens near campus

Police are investigating after a female University of Houston student was robbed by three male teenagers.

Coyote captured on camera in Memorial Park

You may have heard about the coyotes roaming the Buffalo Bayou near Memorial Park, sometimes preying on pets. Now at least one coyote has been captured on camera.

Hiring Our Heroes job fair connects veterans with recruiters

Wednesday was a big day for many local veterans and their spouses looking for work. The Hiring Our Heroes job fair brought together dozens of employers looking to hire veterans.

HISD Police: Yates student pointed gun at 2 students

A Yates High School student is behind bars, accused of pointing a gun at two HISD students, the Houston Independent School District Police Department said. A warrant has been issued for a former Yates student, who is accused in the same incident.

Baby found abandoned in post office lobby

A baby boy is now in CPS custody after he was found in a post office lobby in southwest Houston.

Competition heats up between Anderson, Ogg in Harris County District Attorney race

The race for Harris County District Attorney is heating up. District Attorney, Devon Anderson, wants to remain in the office. Former prosecutor and the former head of Harris County Crime Stoppers, Kim Ogg, said Anderson wastes money on prosecuting cases involving small amounts of marijuana. 

Man shot, killed during home invasion in Spring

Homicide investigators were on the scene of a deadly home invasion in Spring early Wednesday.

Houston restaurants, sponsors donate $1.6 mil to Houston Food Bank

The Houston Food Bank was presented with $1.6 million in donations Wednesday after a month-long fundraiser through Houston Restaurant Weeks. 

11-year-old falls out of moving truck, injured in Missouri City

An 11-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in a helicopter after she fell out of a moving truck in Missouri City Wednesday afternoon. 

Harris County breaks ground on new forensic sciences center

Construction on a new forensic facility in Harris County began Wednesday afternoon. 

Former Houston resident indicted for threatening federal judge

A 42-year-old man has been charged with sending mail to the Bob Casey U.S. Courthouse that contained a threat to kill a U.S. District Judge, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. 

HPD: Men whip boys with switches for throwing rocks at horses

Two men were arrested after whipping two boys who they say were throwing rocks at their horses, according to Houston police.

FBI agents raid north Houston house

Federal agents are conducting a law enforcement operation at a house in north Houston.

Off-duty officers exchange gunfire with robbery suspects at Popeye's

Two robbers unknowingly held up a fast food restaurant in north Harris County where two off-duty Houston police officers were having lunch.

Man arrested on child sexual assault charge after online sting

A Houston man has been arrested on charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a child in Fort Bend County after an online sting operation.

Car crashes into McDonald's in Tomball

A driver caused quite a bit of damage Wednesday after crashing into a McDonald's in Tomball.

Suspected car burglar, ID thief caught on camera

Police are looking for a woman who they say is involved in a string of car burglaries and identity thefts throughout Harris County.

Man shot in driveway, deputies search for gunman

Harris County Sheriff's deputies began searching for a gunman, who officers said shot a man in his own driveway.

Commuters brace for closure of Buffalo Speedway exits on 59

Buffalo Speedway exits will be closed in both directions at Highway 59 starting Wednesday after the morning rush.

US journalist treated for Ebola leaves Nebraska hospital

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new Ebola "czar" to coordinate a national response to the deadly disease.

CDC to monitor all returning to US from Ebola-stricken nation

Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

Treasure hunter in Galveston helps man locate lost class ring

An amateur treasure hunter has found a North Texas man's gold class ring that was lost during a summer trip to Galveston.

3rd person pleads guilty in Houston tax fraud scam

A third person has pleaded guilty in a Houston-based tax fraud scam that investigators say cost the government more than $2 million.

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Target offering free shipping for the holidays

Target is offering free shipping for online shoppers during the holidays.

Yelp hotel rooms, Holiday travel, Apple iCloud warning, ibuprofen recall

Yelp isn't just for checking and posting reviews anymore. The online review site now lets users book hotel rooms right on Yelp with the site's app.

Travel site offers name-your-price rooms cheaper than the competition

When you're planning a vacation, you want decadence without having to declare bankruptcy... a hotel with frills without spending a fortune. It's exactly what a new name-your-own-price website promises.

Boiling Cajun patio catches fire

The Harris County fire marshal is investigating after a patio hut caught fire at the Boiling Cajun restaurant in Northwest Harris County Tuesday night.

Houston a key market for Kush

It's deadly, cheap and easy to find at convenience stores across Houston but synthetic marijuana, sold in tiny packets and marketed with creative names, is now illegal in the city.

La Porte's Alvarez eliminated on 'The Voice'

Mayra Alvarez will continue to pursue her singing career after being knocked out of contention on 'The Voice.'

'Whore' comment prompts hearing in Peterson case

A hearing is scheduled Wednesday regarding prosecutors' motion to have the judge presiding over Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's criminal trial recused from the case.

Man hospitalized after Ebola scare at Fort Bend HEB

A man exhibiting Ebola symptoms was taken to a Katy hospital.

HPD: Man swings box cutter at campaign worker

Rival camps for representatives in State District 149 got into a dangerous confrontation Monday afternoon that led to the arrest of one campaign worker.

Alabama man wanted on sexual assault of child arrested in Galveston

Timothy Wedgeworth, 48, was wanted on charges of sodomy and sexual assault of a child under 12 years of age.

Local 2 seeks assistance in helping Army vet

Robert Taylor is a Korean War Army veteran who suffered a massive stroke last October. Him and his wife are in need of financial assistance for treatment.

Best places to trick or treat on Halloween in Houston?

Are you still trying to decide where to take your kids trick-or-treating this year? Several Houston-area neighborhoods made a statewide list of the safest places to go get your Halloween candy.

Student sends classmates teacher's nude photos

A student is suspended after distributing nude photos of his teacher that were kept on her school-owned cellphone.

Four arrested after mom, teen tied up in Aldine home invasion

Four suspected robbers are behind bars after deputies say the men broke into a house and tied up the mother and teenage daughter inside the home in the Aldine area.

More pleasant temperatures expected for Houston area

Spectacular fall weather continues to spread over southeast Texas. The good news is that it should stick around for the foreseeable future.

Texas gubernatorial candidates Davis, Abbott visit Houston area

Two weeks away from Election day, and both candidates running to be Texas' next governor spent the day campaigning here in the Houston area Tuesday.

East Freeway at Dell Dale reopens after wreck involving big rig

A major accident involving an 18-wheeler and a van snarled traffic on I-10 for several hours until the lanes westbound lanes reopened on Tuesday evening.

Woman Tasered in attempted home invasion in SW Houston

Police are looking for a woman who Tasered a homeowner wile trying to break into her southwest Houston home.

Fake delivery men targeting homes around Houston area

Local 2 spoke to a man who came home to find the crooks inside, and his housekeeper and child tied up in the bathroom.

Perry: New Ebola treatment & infectious disease facility created

Gov. Rick Perry Monday announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas, in addition to the UTMB-Galveston facility.

Perry: Texas A&M lab could produce Ebola drug

Gov. Perry said Wednesday the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing is waiting for government approval to begin rapid production of ZMapp, a drug believed to potentially help patients.

Fumes from package at Humble Post Office send 7 workers to hospital

Seven employees at the Humble Post Office were transported to the hospital Tuesday after strong odors or fumes from a package caused them to experience various medical issues.

Blue Bell unveils special holiday-themed ice cream flavors

Blue Bell rolled out several holiday-themed flavors Tuesday.

Perry's first court appearance delayed until Nov. 7

Gov. Rick Perry's first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.

Woman dedicates her 'Dougie' dance to sister battling ovarian cancer

A woman is lighting up the internet with her dance moves all in the name of ovarian cancer.

Surveillance photos released of suspects wanted in armored car robbery

The FBI needs the public's help identifying two armed men who kidnapped an armed Loomis guard in southeast Houston Monday and stole the armored car that the guard was driving.

Man accused of beating boy with broomstick

The witness told investigators the man said, 'I got something for y'all,' left the room and came back with a broomstick.

Police release surveillance video of bank robbery suspect

Galveston police have released surveillance video of a bank robbery suspect who's on the loose.

False burglary alarm leads to smoke shop drug bust

Six people are in custody after a false burglary alarm in southeast Houston led to a drug bust.

Lobby of Atascocita clinic closed after patient shows signs similar to Ebola

Cleaning crews scoured the lobby of the Atascocita branch of Texas Emergency Care Center late Monday night.

Ex-Houston hospital executive convicted in fraud

The former president of a Houston hospital and three other employees have been convicted in a Medicare scheme to steal $158 million from the federal government.

San Antonio top choice by Texas Highways readers

Readers of Texas Highways magazine have chosen San Antonio as their favorite destination in a countdown of the top 40 places to visit statewide.

Tomball man gets 30-year sentence for child porn

A U.S. attorney says a 62-year-old Tomball man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of producing and distributing child pornography.

Four Apps to Help You Save & Earn Money

Cutting coupons isn't as easy as it sounds. There's the clipping, the sorting... and then you have to remember to bring them to the store. But with new money saving apps, all you really need is your smart phone.

Alleged Indiana serial killer has Texas criminal record

The man police in Indiana say may be a serial killer was released from a Texas prison last year after pleading guilty to sexual assault in the case of a woman who was beaten, forced to perform oral sex and raped in Austin in 2007, Local 2 Investigates has learned.

Which terrorist group poses biggest threat to US?

As the United States carries out military strikes in the Middle East, Local 2 Investigates is asking who poses the greatest threat to our country and, more specifically, to Texas.

Oprah fan in dispute with ticket broker

A woman spends thousands of dollars on a VIP experience with Oprah but gets denied.

Police: 1 shot, nearly robbed at METRO Transit Center

Someone was shot around 3 p.m. Monday near a gate at METRO's Hillcroft Transit Center on the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft in Southwest Houston.

Burglary victim starts neighborhood watch program

A rash of recent home burglaries has prompted a Mission Bend woman to start her own neighborhood watch program.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday.

Teen mom accused of trying to kill baby in hospital

A 19-year-old mother is accused of trying to suffocate her baby twice while the child was recovering at the hospital.

Waller ISD aide resigns after claims of improper communication with student

A Waller Junior High School employee is off the job after he was accused of communicating improperly with a student.

Convention chief Jordy Tollett back in jail

The general manager for the Pasadena Convention Center is back in jail following his 2012 arrest and conviction on charges of drunken driving.

Deputies: 2 men rob woman in front of Alief home

Two men are behind bars, accused of robbing a 67-year-old woman at a home in Alief.

Murder suspect, 3 others arrested during armed robbery

A quick-acting neighbor made a 911 call that led to the arrest of four robbers, including one who was charged with capital murder in January.

43 people who had contact with Texas' first Ebola patient cleared

Forty-three people are considered Ebola-free after surrendering themselves to health officials for 21 days of isolation. Others, mainly health care workers in contact with the first Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, will be clear soon.

Boy, 16, accused in fatal stabbing of homeless man

Houston police have arrested a juvenile suspect in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man back in August and say there may be more arrests.

Trooper injured while conducting truck inspection on Highway 288

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was rushed to the hospital after his SUV was crushed between an 18-wheeler carrying pipes and a pickup pulling a trailer full of hay.

Ex-cheer coach accused of having sex with student

Ashley Elizabeth Zehnder, who is charged with improper relationship with a student, appeared before a judge Monday morning.

Witnesses: Men began shooting wildly after losing game of beer pong

Sore losers began wildly firing at a house party  after losing a game of "beer pong," according to Liberty County sheriff's deputies.

Police: 2 men hijack armored car outside drug store

Police said crooks hijacked an armored truck in southeast Houston, but they did not get very far.

Both directions of I-10 near Sheldon & Beltway 8 reopen

Parts of I-10 in Channelview were temporarily shut down Monday afternoon after an accident involving an 18-wheeler.  The truck struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines across the freeway.

Early voting for midterm election starts Monday in Harris County

Early voting for November's midterm election starts on Monday, Oct. 20, and ends on  Friday, Oct. 31.

Suspect in Virginia abduction charged in DC area rape

Jesse Matthew, the man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has been indicted in suburban Washington, D.C., with a 2005 rape, abduction and attempted capital murder.

Houston Club building imploded downtown

The historic downtown Houston Club Building was imploded Sunday morning. Crews detonated more than 500 pounds of explosives to bring down the building.

Police: Couple dies in murder-suicide with children home

Houston police are investigating a murder-suicide in southeast Houston. Investigators said they were called to a home around 7 a.m. Sunday and found a husband and wife shot to death inside their bedroom.

Driver sought after officer-involved shooting on North Freeway

Houston police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting on the North Freeway.

Driver, horse killed in accident in northwest Houston

A driver and a horse were killed in an accident in northwest Houston Sunday night.

Locals camp out to be the first to cast their election ballots

Sunday night, a small group of voters slept in tents at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in River Oaks to be among the first to cast their ballots during early voting, which started Monday.

2 arrested for alleged armed robbery of League City convenience store

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a convenience store in League City.

HPD: Juveniles in stolen truck lead officers on chase in southeast Houston

Three juveniles were taken into custody early Monday after leading police on a chase in southeast Houston.

Stores unveil spooky good deals on Halloween costumes, the McRib is back!

Now is the perfect time to buy a Halloween costume, for anyone who hasn’t picked one out yet.

Disability rights groups: Fake service dogs on rise

It takes months of training and a major financial investment for a dog to become a certified service animal. But that's not stopping able-bodied people from claiming their ordinary pets are trained service dogs.

Blood sample taken from woman aboard ship negative for Ebola

As a precautionary measure the U.S. Coast Guard retrieved a blood sample from the health care worker who being monitored on-board the Carnival Magic. The U.S. Coast Guard confirms the sample tested negative for Ebola.

Driver slams car into cars stopped for train at Willow Center

Three people were taken to the hospital after a man drove his car into traffic early Sunday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

La Moreliana- Meat Market catches fire on East Little York

A meat market store will need repairs after a fire broke out near East Little York in North Houston.

Ebola waste from Dallas hospital arrives at UTMB-Galveston

Health officials say the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in the coming days will destroy medical waste from a Dallas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola and two nurses became infected.

Ebola waste from Dallas hospital arrives at UTMB-Galveston

Health officials say the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in the coming days will destroy medical waste from a Dallas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola and two nurses became infected.

One person dead after car flips over, bursts into flames

A car crash in Cypress Friday night left one person dead, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Police find woman with flu-like symptoms while investigating suspected shoplifter

Galveston police officers got a crash course in how to respond to a potentially infectious situation Friday. The incident happened at a Walmart and involved the wife of a suspected shoplifter.

Man who exposed himself to female joggers sought

A neighborhood in Spring is warning residents to be on the lookout for a man exposing himself to female joggers.

Texas-grown pine sits atop new building

The 20-story headquarters for a multinational company in Memorial City is being topped off with something homegrown.

Texas man voluntarily quarantines himself

A Dallas man placed himself in isolation and now will have to monitor any slight shift in his health.

Boy gets prosthetic hand made from 3D printer

It was a day one League City boy and his classmates at Mossman Elementary School will never forget Friday.

$7500 reward for most wanted fugitive from Laredo

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Alfredo Rangel, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Downtown building implosion: Streets, bus routes, METRORail affected Sunday

The Houston Club Building is scheduled to be imploded Sunday and many major thoroughfares will be closed in downtown Houston.

Expect a weekend of pleasant weather

Weekend weather should please plenty around southeast Texas.

Home intruder caught trying to escape through upstairs window

Deputies say a man who allegedly broke into a north Harris County home while a mother and baby were home at the time was arrested after trying to escape through an upstairs window.

Large crane falls over at building under construction in west Houston

More equipment will have to be brought to remove different parts of the crane, and an investigation is underway to figure out how it happened.

Ship with hospital worker in Ebola isolation not allowed to dock in Mexico

The Carnival Magic departed Galveston Sunday and now there are serious concerns with at least one of the passengers on board.

Car smashes into school bus carrying high school students, causes rollover

Emergency crews were on the scene after an Alief ISD school bus carrying Hastings High School students was involved in a rollover accident Friday afternoon.

Man accused of pointing gun at driver during road rage incident

A man is accused of pointing a gun at a driver during a road rage incident, according to Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables.

FBI: 'Biker Bandit' robs bank inside Galleria, flees on motorcycle

The FBI needs the public's help identifying a robber dubbed the Galleria “Biker Bandit."  According to authorities, the gunman robbed a bank inside the Galleria Mall Thursday and was last seen leaving the Galleria parking garage on a motorcycle.

FBCSO: Suspects caught red-handed burglarizing Katy-area home

Two men were caught red-handed in the middle of burglarizing a Katy-area home, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect arrested in deadly shooting outside gas station

After surveillance video of a wanted suspect was released, a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man outside a gas station.

SAFE Court aims to break cycle of women involved in prostitution

The Harris County District Attorney's Office has been awarded a federal grant in hopes of changing the lives of young women involved in prostitution.

Perry calls for travel ban due to Ebola

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry reversed course and joined other top conservatives in calling for an air travel ban from countries hardest-hit by Ebola, saying Friday that he'd pushed the idea with President Barack Obama and even suggested creating a 'no-fly list' for Americans potentially exposed…

Investigation underway after woman found dead in Cypress home

An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside her Cypress home.

Police: 2 employees steal 33 car batteries from auto parts store

Two men are in custody for allegedly stealing dozens of car batteries from an auto parts store.

UTMB prepares to treat patients with Ebola virus, destroy Ebola waste

The University of Texas Medical Branch is preparing to treat Ebola patients and destroy medical waste linked to patients.

Houston Habitat for Humanity gives homes to 5 families

Five local families now have new homes, thanks to Houston Habitat for Humanity and its partners.

PD: Man steals running SUV with children inside

A man is accused of stealing a running vehicle after a Pasadena mother left her two children unattended inside.

Women targeted at local movie theater

Two groups of women have been robbed at gunpoint over the past month at the AMC movie theater on Dunvale near Westheimer, according to Local 2 Investigates research.

Ebola patient Nina Pham speaks out from hospital bed

Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man, is resting at a specialized medical facility in Maryland, officials said.

Mayor, city file revised Equal Rights Ordinance subpoenas against pastors

Mayor Annise Parker said the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance subpoenas filed against five pastors have been revised to clarify and narrow their reach. 'We don't want their sermons,' she said.

One killed in accident on Highway 249

The Houston Police Department is investigating a deadly accident along Highway 249 inbound between Beltway 8 and Gessner.

Three drivers hospitalized after crash in SW Houston

Three people are in the hospital after a three-vehicle accident in southwest Houston.

Woman rescued, man dies after fire breaks out at Cypress home

Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene around 7:30 p.m. Thursday where rescuers found smoke and flames coming from a garage on Short Brook Lane.

Man shot outside southeast Houston night club

Houston police taped off the area surrounding a Southeast Houston night club to investigate a shooting Friday morning.

Hazmat responds to Harris County Jail after inmate shows Ebola-like symptoms

Hazmat crews were at the Harris County Jail early Friday morning, after an inmate reportedly showed symptoms similar to Ebola.

Houston firefighters have Ebola protective gear, but no training

Just one day after Houston's mayor and medical director said the city was prepared for Ebola, the city's first responders sounded an alarm Thursday saying they don't have the training they need.

Health officials: Patient with MERS symptoms tests negative for virus, dies in hospital

Galveston County Health Department officials say a patient who was suspected to have MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) died after he tested negative for the virus Thursday.

Restaurant Report Card: Reasons to skip a meal?

From breakfast to lunch to dinner, Houston health inspectors found some violations that might make you skip a meal.

HPD finds 2-year-old alone in stroller on patio, mom passed out in apartment

Houston police charged a Houston mother after she allegedly strapped her 2-year-old son in a stroller and leaving him out in the cold night air, said Houston police spokesman Victor Senties.

Dallas County decides to not issue disaster declaration for Ebola outbreak

Dallas County commissioners have decided to not issue disaster declaration after Ebola has left a man from Liberia dead and two nurses infected.

Man caught on video stealing computer from store

Houston police are looking for a man who they say walked into the Computer Super Store, stole a computer and then ran out. The incident was all caught on camera.

South Main St. near South Loop reopens after downed power lines

Highway 90 has reopened near the South Loop after workers repaired power lines in the area.

Twin brothers arrested in narcotics investigation in Matagorda County

Police arrested twin brothers as part of a narcotics investigation in Palacios, Texas, according to Bay City police.  

Northbrook H.S. coach on leave after pot growing operation found at home

A Northbrook High School coach was arrested after a pot growing operation was found inside his home, according to Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

$5K reward offered in aggravated kidnapping case

Crime Stoppers of Houston says it will give out $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of man suspected of kidnapping a woman and child at gunpoint in September. 

Crooks smash into northwest Houston Phillips 66, steal ATM

A group of burglars smashed into a northwest Houston convenience store and took off with the ATM.

Travel concerns after patient's flight

As lawmakers push for travel bans due to the Ebola crisis, people who travel are concerned for their safety.

Police: Driver hit person on purpose after argument in Galveston

Galveston police officers are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which they believe the driver intentionally hit the victim.

Bus driver accused of hitting, killing bicyclist, then fleeing scene

A bus driver is facing charges after police said she hit and killed a man, then fled the scene.

Deputies: Wrong package delivery leads to major drug bust

A FedEx package that was delivered to the wrong home helped Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators stop a significant drug operation.

2 adults, 1 juvenile charged in death of teen stabbed with machete

Houston police have arrested three suspects charged in the death of a teen whose body was found near Addicks Reservoir.

2 arrested, 1 wanted in shooting of man who was taking out trash

Two men are in custody and another man on the loose in the case of an elderly man who was shot while taking out his trash in Baytown.

Conflicting reports on Dallas nurse's call before taking flight

A federal spokesperson is now reporting Dallas nurse Amber Vinson did notify health officials she had a low grade fever before she boarded a plane in Cleveland.

Homeless man charged in fatal stabbing at northeast Houston bus stop

A homeless man is accused of fatally stabbing another man at a bus stop in northeast Houston Wednesday afternoon.

HBO offering streaming service in 2015

People who may have been thinking of cutting the cable cord have a new reason to do so, HBO will soon be available minus the cable bill.

Washburn Tunnel closed for repairs until November

The Washburn Tunnel is closed until Nov. 2 as crews repair the roads and traffic circles.

Police arrest man suspected of carjacking women, stealing purses

Houston police took one man into custody and began searching for another in connection to a carjacking and robbery Thursday morning.

Some drivers say their cars broke down after a gas refill at a Houston Exxon

Customers says his car started breaking down almost immediately after he filled up his gas tank at the Exxon station on Scott and Blodgett streets. 

App helps Crime Stoppers stop crimes before they happen

From vicious, bloody fights in the classroom to mass shootings on campus to contract killings being plotted in high school, crime on school campuses has reached a whole new level.

Gov. Perry returns to Texas in light of Ebola threat

The diagnosis of a second nurse with Ebola changed the governor's travel plans. Gov. Rick Perry canceled trips to Rhode Island and New York on Thursday. 

Ebola-stricken nurse being transferred

A Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Armed robbers hold up cellphone store in NE Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Department is responding to a cellphone store robbery on Wilson Road  and the North Belt.

Robbers wanted for at least nine home invasions

A series of home invasion robberies have occurred in south Montgomery County and the sheriff's office is asking for help identifying the people involved in these crimes.

Arsonist caught on camera at gas station

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office need your help finding a man who torched a gas station in Northwest Harris County.

Dallas hospital records paint picture of inner workings

Patients at Texas Health Presbyterian wait in the emergency room for much longer than the state and national averages, according to Local 2 Investigates’ review of hospital data on

City files subpoenas for documents from pastors over HERO

There are new developments in the city's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.

3rd Texas Ebola case puts Houston city leaders, hospitals on high alert

At a briefing Wednesday morning Mayor Annise Parker warned Ebola in Houston is more than just a possibility.

Woman's death under investigation by HPD

The Houston Police Department is investigating a woman's death that happened around 1 p.m. on Oct. 11.

Possible Ebola vaccine could be produced at Texas A&M lab

Dallas, Texas is now ground zero for Ebola and the virus is taking center stage just a couple hundred miles away at Texas A&M.

Dallas residents concerned about safety after third Ebola case in Texas

A second health care worker tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, and residents who live in her Dallas apartment complex are nervous.

Warmer weather ahead for Houston

Rain will be a rare commodity for the next week. Right now, the Houston area looks to be dry for the next seven days.

Robbers make off with thousands of dollars in game room robbery

The City of South Houston is looking for three men who robbed a game room.

CDC seeks Frontier passengers after 2nd infected Ebola nurse flew

Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola the next day. Amber Vinson flew from Dallas to Cleveland and back in recent days.

HPD: Man fatally struck by school bus

Bobby Brooks, 56, was killed in what the Houston Police Department is calling a hit-and-run accident.

2 people charged with stealing from several vehicles in Montgomery County

A 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman are accused of credit card abuse and several car burglaries in Montgomery County. 

HPD: Woman caught stealing Houston Texans jerseys from sporting goods store

A woman is accused of stealing six Houston Texans’ jerseys from an Academy Sports and Outdoors in east Houston Tuesday evening.

Suspects flee after bank robbery in Kingwood

Two men are wanted for an armed bank robbery in Kingwood.

Montgomery County gets new mobile mammography unit

A non-profit breast cancer organization is providing women in Montgomery County with another tool to enhance breast cancer awareness.

Armored truck robbed in SE Houston parking lot

An armored truck driver was targeted by a thief in a Fiesta parking lot on Bellfort Ave. and Telephone Road.

No injuries after 6-vehicle wreck outside Pep Boys

Police cited a 19-year-old driver after a bizarre 6-car crash in The Woodlands.

HPD: Suspects have 3 kids with them while they rob men in parking lot

Houston police have arrested two men who allegedly took three children to a robbery on Tuesday.

Texas abortion clinics back to scheduling patients

Abortion clinics in Texas are starting to reopen after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked new restrictions that had closed all but eight facilities.

Houston City Council briefed on Ebola response plan

Health officials briefed Houston City Council Wednesday about the city's readiness and response in dealing with Ebola.

HCSO: Suspected drunk driver strikes, kills man pushing bike on feeder

A suspected drunk driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Channelview Tuesday night will not be charged in the man's death, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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Southwest has new limited time fare sale

If you have some time off in December or early next year you should act fast, Texas-based Southwest airlines has a new fare sale.

Man shot in head during robbery near taco stand

A man is shot during a robbery near a taco stand in southwest Houston.

Three cats killed in SW Houston townhouse fire

Firefighters believe a dryer sparked a townhouse fire in Southwest Houston that killed three cats.

Dallas nurse infected with Ebola says she's 'doing well'

'I'm doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers. I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world,' said Pham.

Abbott campaign has six times more cash on hand than Davis

Greg Abbott's campaign announced last week that the Texas attorney general has more than $30 million cash on hand for the final push to the Nov. 4 election. His Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, has a reported just over $5 million in her coffers.

Former Houston Club building to be demolished

A downtown Houston building that was once the home of a private club visited by Houston's movers and shakers is set to come down with a bang Sunday morning.

Crime in Bellaire has residents on edge

Residents are concerned after a family was robbed at gunpoint Monday night.

HPD looking for missing Houston man

The Houston Police Department is looking for 48-year-old Robert Baber.

Bank robber on the run wanted by FBI

The FBI violent crimes task force is looking for a man who robbed a Houston bank in the Greenspoint area on Tuesday.

Galveston police searching for bank robber

A man got away with an unknown amount of money after robbing a bank in Galveston.

FBI investigating local Ebola scare

The FBI is investigating an Ebola scare in Richmond.

Abbott says wheelchair ad is desperation by Davis

A TV ad from Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that focuses GOP opponent Greg Abbott's use of a wheelchair is an act of desperation and distracts from issues that matter to Texas voters, Abbott said Tuesday.

HPD: Driver arrested after high-speed chase on east side

A suspect who led police on a high-speed chase on the east side is in custody.

Man files shooting lawsuit against well-known Stafford officer

A young man shot by a well-known Stafford police officer says the officer used excessive force in 2012 and now he wants a jury to award him damages for his medical bills and pain and suffering.

Supreme Court stops parts of Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state's abortion facilities.

Recusal hearing delayed for judge in Adrian Peterson case

The hearing on whether to remove the judge in the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been pushed back.

Texas Nurses Association supports Ebola-infected nurse in Dallas

The Texas Nurses Association, representing more than 7,000 nurses across the state, said this is not the time to cast blame after the director of the Centers for Disease Control said a breach in protocol was to blame for nurse Nina Pham's Ebola infection.

Town's traffic tickets could be thrown out among judge controversy

Months worth of speeding and other city misdemeanor tickets may have to be thrown out following an investigation by Local 2 Investigates, which sparked a Liberty County Sheriff's Office investigation into the town's municipal court.

Driver kicks gay couple out of cab over kiss

A Houston-area man said a cab driver kicked him and his partner out of a taxi after learning they were gay.

Security increased at Worthing High School after fight breaks out

Security was increased at a southeast Houston high school Tuesday morning after a fight broke near the campus, Houston Independent School District officials said.

Pasadena police look for serial armed robbers of pizza restaurants

Two CiCi's Pizza's in the Pasadena area have been targeted multiple times.

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state's latest tool to suppress minorities in elections.

3 men charged in sex-trafficking conspiracy in Houston

Federal prosecutors say three Central American men have been arrested for directing at least two minors to engage in commercial sex acts.

Alert neighbor helps lead to arrest of 4 burglary suspects

Four burglary suspects were arrested thanks to an alert neighbor in north Harris County.

HPD: Man pepper-sprays 2 men, 8-year-old girl during altercation

A man is accused of emptying two cans of pepper spray on two men and a child during an altercation in west Houston.

2nd arrest made in vandalism of mock space shuttle

The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office has filed charges of graffiti against 20-year-old Justin Michael Purdy, of Friendswood, for his part in the vandalism to the mock Space Shuttle Independence in November 2013.

Local 2 anchors report 'good news' on 'The Tonight Show'

We've got good news! Expect zero traffic jams and 100% chance of puppy hugs. Oh, and did we mention how cool you are?

Video of convenience store shooting released

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video in an attempt to get information about a weekend shooting.

HPD: 6 in custody possibly connected to armed robbery ring

Six people, all age 20 and under, are in custody after a police chase in Bellaire.

Big rig loses its load on Katy Freeway inbound at Crockett

Traffic was moving slowly in the inbound lanes of the Katy Freeway at Crockett after a big rig lost its load.

Suspect wanted after man found shot to death outside gas station

Police are searching for a suspect after a man was found shot to death outside a gas station last month.

Man found shot to death in southwest Houston street

Houston homicide detectives began investigating Monday night after a man's body was found in the middle of a street in southwest Houston.

Watch this kid have the time of his life dancing to 'Dirty Dancing'

An 8-yr-old boy recreates the final scene of 'Dirty Dancing' and the internet goes wild!

Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic.

Man arrested in shooting death of good Samaritan in east Harris County

Homicide investigators have arrested a man believed to be responsible for last month's murder of a good Samaritan in east Harris County.

Arson investigating north Houston apartment fire

Firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a fire at an apartment complex in north Houston early Tuesday.

Rockets fans have new food options at Toyota Center

The NBA preseason is underway, and if you go to a Rockets game soon, you'll have a lot of great food from which to choose.

Leveraging social media to save money

Gone are the days of finely-crafted letters to a business’ corporate office when a company upsets a customer. Customers can now grab a company’s attention on social media. 

Coach catches heat over Facebook post

A teacher who doubles as a football coach is facing scrutiny over an alleged Facebook post.

Community prays as Dallas nurse receives blood transfusion

Local 2 Investigates has learned the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola, Nina Pham, received a blood transfusion Sunday from a survivor of the virus, Dr. Kent Brantly.

HISD updates principals, parents about Ebola prevention

Houston ISD leaders Monday distributed to all 282 of its schools the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for identifying and preventing the spread of Ebola.

Nurse, 26, diagnosed with Ebola virus ID'd as TCU grad

KPRC Local 2 has confirmed the identity of the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.  Nina Pham is 26 years old and a graduate of Texas Christian University. Hospital officials said Pham had extensive contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian…

CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'

The CDC will host a press briefing at 11 a.m. to update the Dallas Ebola Response.  Watch the live stream on

Man accused of setting Walmart on fire

Carlos Lee Suddeth, 41, has been charged with first-degree arson.

Tornado Watch for Chambers, Liberty Counties expires

A Tornado Watch is in effect for Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson and Liberty counties until 7 p.m. Monday.

Davis stands by controversial attack ad

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday defended her campaign television ad that highlights opponent Greg Abbott's use of a wheelchair.

Med Center hospitals prepare for chance of Ebola patient

Area hospitals are fine-tuning their procedures in the event of receiving a patient with the Ebola virus.

Baytown man, 74, shot several times while taking out trash

A man was airlifted to the hospital early Monday after being shot while taking out the trash, according to Baytown police.

Mattress Mack pays for Astros success

The Houston Astros' improvement from baseball's worst team with 111 losses to a 70-win season this year has cost furniture mogul 'Mattress Mack' more than $4 million.

Group: Houston air quality improving

Houston has lost its standing as the nation's smog capital but environmentalists and scientists say significant air improvement still leaves the Houston area exceeding federal health standards.

Man accused of hitting police chief with truck arrested

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office says its deputies have arrested a wanted man out of Llano County, who is accused of hitting a police chief's patrol car with a stolen vehicle.

Human smuggler on the run after 4 illegal immigrants held captive

Houston police are searching for a human smuggler on the run. Investigators say three illegal immigrants were being held in an Alief apartment.

Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's 911 calls released

The city of Dallas has released the 911 call for Thomas Eric Duncan.

Crime Stoppers tip leads to charges in elderly woman rape case

A man has been charged in the rape and robbery of an elderly woman in southwest Houston after a Crime Stoppers tip.

Is your flashlight app spying on you?

If you've got one of those flashlight apps on your smart phone, mobile security experts say you should uninstall it immediately.

Houston ranks among Top 20 Rattiest Cities in America

Houston, we have a problem.  According to Orkin, the Bayou City is among the rattiest cities in America.  Orkin released its Top 20 Rattiest Cities, based on 2013 data from cities where the company performed the most rodent treatments.  Houston ranked 13 on the list.

Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors off Galveston jetties

The U.S. Coast Guard said two men were rescued off the Galveston jetties after their sailboat became lodged on the rocks Monday morning.

Two masked suspects wanted for armed robbery at dollar store

Employees told deputies that two suspects entered the store pointing guns at them.

73-year-old San Leon man charged in fatal shooting

A 73-year-old San Leon man was arrested and charged after gunning down a younger man in the middle of a street, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

Father accused of leaving children alone with guns, drugs and filth

A Houston man was arrested after leaving his two young children alone in a home with guns, drugs and filth, according to court documents.

Arrest made in hit-and-run that injured Montgomery Co. commissioner's son

A man is charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured the 13-year-old son of a Montgomery County commissioner.

Gunman shoots man during home invasion in northwest Harris County

The search is on for a gunman who shot a man in northwest Harris County.

Family held up in home invasion

A family of five had a terrifying wake up call Monday morning when armed robbers broke into their home.

UT Health professionals discuss proper Ebola protocol

Health professionals say there is an elevated concern, but clinics have safety measures in place to make sure their staffs are protected at all times.

Laser treatment helps stop hair loss

Hair is often considered our crowing glory.  But, more than 80 million men and women know that sinking feeling when they see hair falling our in the shower or on our hairbrush.

Marketers scan for products in selfies

It’s more than just friends noticing selfies uploaded onto social media websites.

Car slams into tire shop on Airline Drive

An accused drunken driver slams straight into the side of a tire shop.

Bill Read: Christopher Columbus gave first documented hurricane warning

During Christopher Columbus’ fourth voyage to the new world, the explorer added another first to his amazing life story during the summer of 1502– he gave the first documented hurricane warning.

Off-duty officers open fire, shoot suspected armed robbers

Two off-duty Houston police officers opened fire on two suspected robbers Sunday night, sending both people to the hospital.

CDC confirms second U.S. Ebola case

The Centers for Disease Control said the second Ebola patient in Dallas, a healthcare worker, had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan.

Key question: How did Dallas worker catch Ebola?

How did Dallas health worker caring for Ebola patient catch the disease herself?

Texas abortion clinics: More calls, longer waits

The eight remaining abortion clinics in Texas are reporting a spike in the number of phone calls and longer waits for appointments after a federal court allowed enforcement of the last of Texas' new abortion regulations.

Ebola: How it spreads

Some facts about how Ebola spreads

Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms in Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Gonzalo has formed in the Caribbean and could threaten Puerto Rico as a hurricane within days.

Truck slams into attached garage on Canyon Springs

A pickup truck slams into an attached garage on Canyon Springs and Hammerlyn Valley.

Clerk, customer held at gunpoint at West Houston gas station

Harris County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who robbed an Exxon gas station in West Houston.

HCSO seeks armed robbers of doughnut shop

Harris County sheriff's deputies are seeking information on three men who robbed a doughnut shop.

Man hit, killed after 'swangin' crash on Sheldon Road

A dangerous driving game turns deadly.

Suspected Gulf Cartel leader arrested in Texas

A man suspected of being a top-ranking Gulf Cartel member has been arrested in South Texas and another is being sought after nearly being caught.

Boy, 6, left on locked school bus at Alvin ISD bus barn

Gabriel Welch, 6, is enjoying his weekend at home after a rough evening on his way from school. That's because he was locked on a school bus at the Alvin ISD bus barn for more than an hour.

As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to U.S.

Mexican drug cartels are seeking companies to deposit money in American banks and wire it back in pesos under the guise of international trade.

Woman, 85, sentenced for DA murder plot

An 85-year-old Montgomery County woman has received three long prison terms related to a plot to hire a hit man to kill a district attorney.

Drug death at Austin music festival

Austin police say a 21-year-old student has died after taking the synthetic hallucinogenic drug Ecstasy with friends during the Austin City Limits Music Festival's opening a week ago.

Man pried out of truck after hitting power pole

A man is hospitalized in stable condition after the truck he was riding in slammed into a wooden utility pole, splitting it in half.

Driver crashes SUV into freeway pillar, dies in West Houston

A man died after he left the road and drove his SUV into a concrete pillar along the Katy Freeway Friday night, according to Houston police. 

Tracing the path of Ebola to the U.S.

Less than two weeks is how long it took Ebola to ravage the body of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil.

2 men suspected of breaking into 5 homes in one day

A neighborhood in Spring has been warned to keep a lookout for two men suspected breaking into five homes in one afternoon.

United: Plane possibly hit by lightning, turns back

A United Airlines jet flying from London Heathrow Airport to Houston possibly was hit by lightning, according to United spokeswoman Karen Nay.

Toddler rescued from pool near Katy

Fort Bend County EMS responded to a child found floating in a swimming pool.

Popular Houston event returns this weekend

The city of Houston is bringing back Sunday Streets this fall, and it begins this weekend!

Is there reason to panic about Ebola?

Hundreds of questions are flooding into health organizations every day about Ebola. But is the awareness causing distractions?

HPD: Shell clerk hid in ceiling while burglars stole ATM

A group of thieves left behind a big mess at a Shell convenience store in north Houston.

Accused thief taunts HPD officer by phone

A man accused of burglarizing a home and selling the stolen goods at a pawn shop allegedly calls police to taunt the investigator.

Man charged in alcohol-related crash that killed woman, injured deputy

A wrong-way driver has been charged in a crash that killed his passenger and seriously injured a Harris County sheriff's deputy in the Bear Creek area early Friday morning.

Charity gives away wheelchair vans to families

The Houston Children's Charity and AMS Vans gave away wheelchair-accessible vans to nine deserving families with disabled children.

Jury duty scam targets Harris County residents

The FBI's Houston office is now taking a closer look and Harris County's District Clerk are warning of a new phone scam.

Houston Italian Festival underway this weekend

You can now experience Italy in the Montrose area. The Houston Italian Festival runs through Oct. 12.

Texas voter ID law blocked by federal judge

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID requirements just weeks ahead of the November election.

Firefighter has close call battling SE Houston house fire

A firefighter has a close call Friday battling a house fire in southeast Houston.

Ebola patient's temperature spiked to 103 degrees

Thomas Eric Duncan's temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room -- a fever that was flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system, his medical records show.

Robbery suspects arrested after bailing out from police chase

Three robbery suspects who bailed out of a vehicle at the end of a chase in northeast Houston have been arrested, according to police.

Houston man charged with trafficking counterfeit Beats by Dr. Dre

Nick Chen, a Vietnamese National legally residing in Houston, has been arrested on charges of conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit goods, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced Friday.

Improvements completed at Memorial Park

Friday was the grand opening of the $2.4 million Memorial Park running trails center located on the south side of Memorial Drive.

Deputies: Arrests may be connected to T-Mobile robbery

Multiple suspects were arrested after deputies believe they may be connected to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in northwest Harris County.

House Homeland Security head holds Ebola hearing in Texas

The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee chairman has scheduled a hearing to review the federal, state and local response to the nation's first Ebola case.

Dallas County deputy who tested negative for Ebola speaks out

The Dallas County sheriff's deputy who exhibited symptoms of Ebola and tested negative for the disease said Friday he doesn't regret going into the apartment of the family of Thomas Duncan and that he was just doing his job.

Creator of "Hook 'em Horns" sign Harley Clark dead

Harley Clark, the former Texas cheerleader credited with introducing the "Hook'em Horns" hand signal used by tens of thousands of Longhorns faithful over the past six decades, died Thursday at his farm outside of Austin, school officials said. He was 78.

New connector ramps open on Highway 290 to I-10 Katy Freeway

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place to mark the opening of the US 290 eastbound/I-610 North Loop westbound direct connectors to the I-10 Katy Freeway east- and westbound.

Katy ISD: Morton Ranch High School student approached by stranger

Katy ISD police are alerting the public after a stranger approached a student walking home from school in the Sun Down Glen subdivision.

Deputies: Child left inside car while grandmother goes to game room

A grandmother left her grandchild in the car while she was inside a game room in northeast Harris County Thursday evening, said Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4.

Freebie Friday: Festivals, movies, workouts & fright fests

There's plenty of freebies this weekend around the Houston area.

Texas teen who killed mother, sexually assaulted corpse gets life in prison

A South Texas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother and then defiling her body.

South Texas man arrested in 2002 slaying of couple at Houston-area home

Houston-area authorities say a 37-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying of a couple in 2002.

Driver flees after striking, killing woman walking in southeast Houston

Police are working to track down the driver who struck and killed a woman in southeast Houston.

Memorial City Mall set to open world's largest mall play area

Memorial city mall is one of Houston's most popular malls, and it should become even more popular with parents, when they open the world's largest mall play area.

Rollover accident on West Sam Houston Tollway SB at Briar Forest

Emergency crews are on the scene of a rollover accident on West Sam Houston Tollway southbound at Briar Forest.

Police search for gunman who shot, killed man at SW Houston apartment

Police are searching for a gunman officers said shot and killed a man outside his Alief apartment.

Fire scorches North Houston auto repair shop, damages cars inside

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze that scorched about a dozen vehicles at a North Houston repair shop.

Warm and humid Friday, weekend could be wet

It will be another warm and humid day with a chance for hit-or-miss showers.

Deputy who went into Ebola victim's apartment tests negative for disease

The Texas Department of State Health Services has completed testing of the specimen submitted Thursday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Sgt. Michael Monnig has tested negative for Ebola.

DA: Motion to revoke Adrian Peterson's bond over alleged drug use

The same day Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was in a Montgomery County courtroom to face a child abuse charge, court documents state he admitted during a drug test that he had 'smoked a little weed.'

Harris County investigates medical waste in barrel at office building

A dangerous discovery in the middle of an office building in Cypress has workers worried and Harris County investigating who left behind medical waste.

One killed, two injured in Webster head-on crash

Two people were flown via Life Flight and another transported via ambulance Thursday afternoon following a head-on collision.

Deputies: 3 detained after chase ends in east Harris County

Three people were taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly robbing a store in Humble, then leading authorities on a chase, which ended in east Harris County.

Restaurant Report Card: Unsolicited taste test at Mexican eatery

Also included: Unusable chicken and rodent droppings at a local university's student center.

Sheriff's deputy suspended with pay over arrest video

A Harris County Sheriff's deputy has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

HCSO jail looking for signs of Ebola in inmates

The Harris County Sheriff's Office jail screens about 300 inmates a day for illnesses or mental health issues and now they're also looking for signs of Ebola.

Artists volunteer to paint, cover graffiti on nonprofit thrift store

This weekend a nonprofit thrift store will be getting a makeover, thanks to the help of dozens of volunteer artists.

Festival of Lights preparations start

Award-winning carvers from China are working to transform 900 tons of ice for the ICE LAND attraction at Moody Gardens. It's apart of the upcoming Festival of Lights. 

3 injured after light rail collides with car

A METRO light rail train hit a car Thursday afternoon after the driver made an illegal left turn, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. 

Houston health officials add safety measures to handle possible Ebola patients

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is making sure all of their health clinics are well equipped to handle any patient who could have been exposed to Ebola.

Deputies: Mom charged after toddler cut with broken glass

The Harris County Sheriff's Office charged a Houston mother after she allegedly threw a glass during an argument. The broken shards of glass embedded in her child's chest, according to court documents.

Ex-Yates High School teacher sentenced to 15 years in student sex case

A jury has sentenced a former Jack Yates High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student to 15 years in prison.

Coast Guard crew uses helicopter to rescue man in marsh near Bayou Vista

A Coast Guard aircrew out of Houston pulled a man into a helicopter after they found him in the marsh off Jones Bay in Bayou Vista Wednesday night.

Houston Police Department

Former HPD officer convicted in drug conspiracy

Former Houston Police Department officer Marcos E. Carrion has entered a guilty plea for his role in a drug conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced Thursday.

Sketch released of suspect wanted in murder of good Samaritan

Harris County Sheriff's Office homicide investigators need the public's help identifying and locating a suspect wanted for the murder of a good Samaritan in east Harris County.

Female starting linebacker for Creekwood Middle School football team

Nothing says Texas football like green grass, loyal fans, and -- female linebackers?

Driver flees scene of multi-vehicle crash on Highway 249 near Veterans Memorial

All eastbound lanes of Highway 249 from Ella to Moonglow were temporarily closed Thursday morning due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Police search for restaurant robber wearing hockey mask

According to police, the man forced as many as six employees to the ground while making another employee open the register.

Perry visits troops at Fort Hood going to Africa to fight Ebola

Gov. Rick Perry visited Army troops before they deployed to West Africa to support U.S. efforts to contain and eradicate Ebola. 

Houston's coolest work spaces attracting a lot of talent

Silicon Valley's tech giants have nothing on some of Houston's workplaces.  The Houston Business Journal asked readers to send photos of where they work and here are a few they highlighted.

Fort Bend County first responders prepare to act in case of Ebola

First responders in Fort Bend County have been keeping a close eye on what is happening in Dallas and say they are ready to act if Ebola should show up in the area.

AT&T, Red Bull settlements could mean money for customers

AT&T and Red Bull are both settling lawsuits that will put money back in the hands of customers.

Tech company owner tries to hide his shady past

A simple consumer complaint about a local computer repair company has sparked an investigation spanning two states.

Robbers carjack couple, escape after chase near Halls Bayou

Houston police are searching for a pair of carjackers who attacked a couple in Northwest Houston.

Deputy who went into Ebola victim's apartment treated out of 'abundance of caution'

Suburban Dallas officials say a sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the first U.S. Ebola patient had stayed is hospitalized 'out of an abundance of caution' after falling ill.

Water main break floods SW Houston intersection

A water main break caused flooding at the intersection Bob White Drive and Airport Boulevard in Westbury Wednesday afternoon.

LaPorte native talks to Local 2 about competing on "The Voice"

A LaPorte native is hoping to go all the way on this season of "The Voice" on NBC. 

Houstonian searches for owner of lost USMC ring

A former member of the Navy is searching for the owner of a lost United States Marine Corps ring, found at a Houston Starbucks.

Louis Vuitton purses stolen from shoppers at the Galleria mall

Thieves seem to be targeting Louis Vuitton shoppers. Several people contacted Local 2 about purse thefts in the Galleria area. 

Video released of man wanted in sex assault of elderly woman

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the identity and arrest of a man wanted for sexually assaulting an elderly woman.

Nearly $2 million of Marijuana plants found in Humble home

Nearly $2 million worth of marijuana plants have been found at a home in Humble, police say.

Former Yates High School teacher found guilty in student sex case

The jury has returned a verdict in the trial of a former Jack Yates High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.  De Sergio Geterus Parrish has been found guilty of one count of improper relationship with a student.

Ebola patient Thomas Duncan dies in Dallas hospital

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.

Man accused of stealing goat in Heights area

Charles Worthington has been charged with theft of a animal after he allegedly stole a goat.

NFL player Adrian Peterson appears in court on child abuse charge

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was in a Montgomery County courtroom to face a child abuse charge, but the hearing was reset after the state asked to recuse the judge.

Police: Lady robs bank inside Baytown Kroger

Police are searching for a woman who reportedly robbed the First Convenience Bank inside a Kroger in Baytown. 

PD: Mom leaves toddler in car while shopping

Houston police charged Niabi Ariel Ristine-Miller, 30, with abandoning a child with intent to return after she left her 2-year-old son in a car while she went shopping, according to Harris County Pct. 5 Constable Capt. Romeo Chapa.

Ex-death row inmate released on parole in Huntsville

Nearly six years after Manuel Velez was sent to Texas death row for the beating death of his girlfriend's year-old son, the former Rio Grande Valley construction worker has walked out of prison.

Plug pulled on News92 FM, employees let go

News92, Houston’s first FM all-news radio station aired its last broadcast on Wednesday.

Best things to spend big money on now, in order to save in the long run

Everyone wants to save money, but sometimes it pays in the long run to spend more.

Hot and humid day ahead Wednesday

Late-summer heat and humidity continue to hold in Houston through the weekend. High temperatures on Wednesday afternoon will be in the low 90s, with "feels like" temperatures closer to 100 degrees during the hottest part of the afternoon.

Man's body found in ditch in north Harris County

Deputies are investigating after a man’s body was found in a ditch in north Harris County Tuesday morning.

Woman killed by stray bullet while lying in bed

Homicide investigators spent hours gathering evidence outside a southwest Houston apartment complex, after a stray bullet hit and killed a woman who was sitting in her bedroom.

Ex-boyfriend charged in shooting death of mother of 4 arrested

Houston police have arrested a man they say shot and killed his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Business owner holds 1 burglary suspect at gunpoint, another on the run

A burglary suspect is behind bars and another is on the run after an attempted robbery in northwest Houston Wednesday morning.

Sick passenger aboard flight to Midland hospitalized after crews fear Ebola

A passenger aboard a plane flying from Dallas to Midland was taken to the hospital to be checked out after crews thought she was experiencing  symptoms resembling Ebola.

Woman hit by car on Fannin

A woman is in serious condition after she was hit by a car.

Wireless carriers push for Wi-Fi calling

In the battle for smartphone customers, wireless carriers are looking for any edge they can get.

Hannah Graham suspect's car provides glimpse of trek from Va. to Bolivar

A banged-up Nissan Sentra is all that is left behind from a nationwide search for the man accused of abducting a University of Virginia student that culminated on the shores of the Bolivar Peninsula in late September.

Couple followed, burglarized after shopping at Galleria

Harris County sheriff's deputies believe a couple was targeted and then followed from the Galleria Mall to a Cypress restaurant where their vehicle was burglarized. 

HFD arson investigating 2 house fires blocks apart

The Houston Fire Department is investigating two house fires just blocks away from each other.

Patient at Texas Children's Hospital tests negative for enterovirus

An Enterovirus D68 test for a child patient at Texas Children's Hospital came back negative.

Summer heat to stay strong in Houston for days to come

Hot, humid weather will stay put in Houston and much of the rest of Texas for the remainder of the week. It will feel more like mid-September than mid-October.

Custody hearing for woman's 7 children

A custody hearing took place Tuesday for a woman's seven biological children.

FBCSO seeks men who used stolen credit cards

Authorities say men made a purchase on credit cards stolen from a woman in her driveway.

League City earns kudos from consumer website

League City is the 11th-best place in Texas for young families, according to

Thieves cause church school cancellation, street flooding

Thieves stole a back flow preventer, a key component of the water system, and more than 200 students were turned away from the Sugar Cove Church of Christ School in Fort Bend County Tuesday morning because the building had no water.

6 men arrested in undercover online solicitation sting

Six men were arrested in an undercover sting while attempting to meet up to have sex with underage children, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

State lawmakers scrutinize Texas' Ebola response

State lawmakers are scrutinizing how medical officials handled the first confirmed U.S. case of Ebola at a Dallas hospital.

TSA warns about replica weapons, other prohibited items

You may want to think twice about what you wear and what you carry on the plane the next time you fly.

Concrete break causes backups on Eastex Freeway

Exposed rebar is causing traffic delays in north Houston.

Jesse Jackson visits with family of Ebola patient

Prominent civil rights activist Jesse Jackson criticized the Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated.

Gov. Perry praises Galveston lab's work on Ebola

Gov. Rick Perry is calling the work of facilities like the Galveston National Laboratory -- which is working to develop treatments and vaccines for Ebola -- the best way to control the spread of the deadly virus.

FBI seeks man who attempted to rob north Houston bank

Authorities say a man tried to rob a Wells Fargo at 2799 Fulton St. but came away with no cash.

Trial continues for former Yates H.S. teacher accused of sex with student

Testimony continues in day 2 of the trial of a former Jack Yates High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

HPD: Officers shoot and kill man who took estranged wife hostage

Detectives began investigating Tuesday morning, after police shot and killed a man who officers say took his estranged wife hostage around midnight.

Report: '7th Heaven' pastor dad accused of molesting children

Stephen Collins, the actor who played TV's minister father on '7th Heaven,' has been accused of molesting children.

Officials: Patient at Houston-area hospital does not have Ebola

The patient, who had been in isolation at North Cypress Medical Center, will not be tested for Ebola after 'the patient’s clinical condition and course does not indicate an EBOLA infection.'

Most affordable neighborhoods for Houston renters

It's getting more difficult for Houston renters to find an affordable neighborhood, but there are still areas with cheaper apartments.

Online travel scam hits Texas A&M students

More than a dozen international students at Texas A&M University have been scammed out of about $17,000 by an online travel service that promised to save them money.

Death penalty sought for postal worker slaying

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a Southeast Texas man charged with fatally shooting his neighborhood postal carrier last year.

Houston police work to clear rape kit backlog

A $4.4 million effort to test rape kits dating back to 1987 by the city of Houston has produced more than 1,000 DNA databank matches and charges against 19 people.

Heat and humidity make a comeback Tuesday

After a gorgeous weekend with fall-like weather, expect the heat and humidity to make a comeback Tuesday.

Finding the cheapest pumpkins in town

Nothing says fall like a porch covered in pumpkins, but at $6 to $10 each, getting that look could cost you -- unless you know where to shop.

31st annual National Night Out for law officers and community

Tuesday is the 31st National Night Out.  The event gives officers a chance to meet and mingle with the community and raise awareness about programs like drug prevention and neighborhood crime.

Missing baby at center of Amber Alert found safe

An Amber Alert for the baby of Tammi Bleimeyer, the mother who's accused of locking her stepson in a closet under the stairs and starving him, has been canceled after authorities say the baby was found safe.

Highway cameras repaired after likely attempted copper theft

A Texas Department of Transportation crew worked overtime on the North Freeway near FM 1960 Monday evening, trying to get more than 40 Transtar cameras back online.

Teens finding, obtaining drugs through Instagram

A popular social media site has become a convenient way for teenagers to procure illicit drugs, according to police, counselors and a teen who spoke on the condition of anonymity to Local 2.

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Those in contact with Ebola patient remain quarantined

Two days ago was the last time Thomas Duncan's loved ones were able to speak with him. When they did, he was so sick, the 42-year-old from Liberia could barely talk.

U.S. Coast Guard finds boater's body in Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard found the body of a man who was thrown from his boat off of Galveston.

Group of armed men rob jewelry store in NW Harris County

The scene was like something out of a movie as six armed men stormed into a jewelry store in northwest Harris County during a robbery.

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl after she says she blacked out

Investigators have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a teenager in his car after she blacked out. Alan William Null, 41, is charged with sexual assault of a child.

Dangerous weather moves through Houston

Strong storms Monday produced some flooding, hail, damage and a possible funnel cloud.

Mother of 4 shot, killed at southwest Houston apartments

Houston police are investigating after a mother of four was shot to death outside her southwest Houston apartment early Monday.

Man killed when tree falls on top of SUV in Spring

A man was killed Monday morning when a tree fell on top of an SUV during a thunderstorm.

Perry creating infectious disease task force for Texas

Gov. Rick Perry says he's creating a state task force to ensure Texas appropriately responds to infectious diseases like the Ebola virus.

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ICE Houston deports Mexican man wanted for murder, attempted murder

A Mexican man wanted in his native country for murder and attempted murder was deported Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Change of venue granted for man accused of burning boy in 1998

A request to move the trial of a Texas man facing a capital murder charge in a childhood attack on a boy who died nearly 13 years later was approved by a judge on Monday.

2 arrested in drug bust in Dayton

Two people are charged in connection to a drug bust at a home in Dayton.

Man slams his car into SUV, tow truck on Katy Freeway

A man died on the Katy Freeway in Southwest Houston late Friday night after he crashed his car into a tow truck and SUV that were in the emergency lane. 

HPD: 15-year-old killed in shooting at mobile home in SW Houston

Houston police are searching for the person who killed a teenager inside a mobile home Friday night. 

Man accused of knocking his elderly father unconscious

A Montgomery man is accused of assaulting his elderly father in Houston.

Woman charged in connection with death of man following traffic accident

Charges have been filed against a woman for her role in the death of a man who jumped on the hood of her car following a traffic accident early Sunday.

HCSO: Suspects get away with $20K after robbing food truck owners

Harris County sheriff's deputies are searching for a group of intruders who allegedly robbed a family of food truck vendors at gunpoint early Monday.

Marine gets truck back after car dealer steps up to make repairs

Three months ago Marine Corps veteran Mitch Akin couldn't even start the engine on his prize Dodge Ram 2500 turbo charged pickup. The entire truck had been ripped apart and trashed by thieves who stole it and then abandoned it.

Monday is the last day to register to vote for November election

Monday is the last day to registerto vote for the November election.

'Miracle League' teaches special needs children the game of life

They all play baseball for different reasons. Whether it's the hits, home runs, or the friendships, but each child brings one thing to the ball park: an amazing attitude that you can see in every smile.

HPD: Driver in stolen truck leads police on chase in southeast Houston

A man is in custody after leading police on a chase in southeast Houston.

App answers user's questions on behalf of local businesses

A new app is taking customer service to the next level.

Main lanes of I-45 open near Woodlands Parkway after weekend closure

The main lanes of Interstate 45 between Woodlands Parkway and Highway 242 are back open to traffic.

Officials locate possible Ebola patient contact

A homeless man being sought because of possible contact with the lone U.S. Ebola patient was found Sunday in Texas after several hours of searching, authorities said.

Motorcyclist dies in fiery collision

An investigation is underway after a motorcycle rider was killed Sunday afternoon in a crash on Houston's northwest side.

How to prevent buying, renting homes contaminated with toxic meth

Thousands of Americans have unknowingly bought or rented homes contaminated with toxic meth, but there are some simple steps you can take to avoid an expensive and dangerous home-buying mistake.

Hospital: Ebola virus survivor not infected again

Health officials say a Massachusetts doctor who is back in the hospital this weekend after being successfully treated for the Ebola virus last month does not have the virus.

Ebola patient takes "turn for the worse"

Officials say a man in Dallas who's being treated for Ebola is fighting for his life.

Lizard's fate in middle of Texas oil boom

A petition seeking to protect a little-known lizard that makes its home in large portions of an area leading the way in the new Texas oil boom remains in limbo.

Ex-Texas cop accused of tampering with evidence

A former Amarillo police officer is being accused of making changes to a police report in connection with an incident in which he and another officer illegally entered a home.

2 killed in deadly rollover in Texas Panhandle

Authorities say two people were killed after being ejected from the vehicle they were riding in during a rollover accident on a Texas Panhandle highway.

Ebola case gives Perry real-time leadership test

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is a potential health crisis that gives Republican Gov. Rick Perry another real-time leadership test and a chance to look presidential — or ineffective — on a national…

Two dead after head-on collision on the East Freeway

A crash early Sunday morning left two people dead, according to Harris County sheriff's deputies. 

Firefighters battle apartment fire on Crestdale Drive

An apartment fire forces a family out of their home in the middle of the night.

HCSO: Customer kills 2 would-be bar robbers

Two people were killed Saturday after deputies say four men tried to rob a bar in northwest Harris County.

Texas-based processor recalling ground beef products

Ground beef from Sam Kane Beef Processors, of Corpus Christi, may contain extraneous materials according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Items from Ebola apartment to be destroyed

The items removed in barrels by a decontamination crew from the Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was staying have been hauled away for disposal.

Arrest made after Prairie View student fatally stabbed

A man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a Prairie View A&M student.

CDC responds to sick passenger on United flight to Newark

Health officials responded to a sick patient at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday afternoon after a passenger began vomiting on a flight from Brussels, according to officials.

American base jumper dies in Swiss Alps

An American base jumper has died in the Swiss Alps after misjudging his launch, hitting a cliff and falling hundreds of meters (feet) into a gorge.

Helicopter crash in Wichita Falls leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

One person has been killed and three others injured after a medical helicopter crashed in downtown Wichita Falls. 

Masked men rob convenience store near Cypresswood

Four masked men burst into a convenience store at Cypresswood and Cutten Road.

3 motorcyclists seriously injured in high-speed crash

Three people are seriously injured in a major crash involving two motorcycles and a car.

Major I-45 closure this weekend

A big stretch of I-45 will be closed this weekend, and for drivers heading up to Dallas for the Texans game, that could be a big problem.

Dallas officials give Ebola update

A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed, while public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of the deadly disease.

Residents call upscale sushi restaurant crowd a nuisance

People living near a new upscale sushi restaurant in west Houston say they are fed up with its patrons parking in their neighborhood.

Liberians in Houston feel stigma of Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola case in Dallas grips residents in North Texas, across the state and throughout the country, another community in Houston is watching with a very personal connection.

Woman found dead in pool at Kingwood home

Houston police are investigating after a woman was found dead in her pool in Kingwood Village Estates.

Change of venue hearing scheduled in Middleton case

A man accused of burning an 8-year-old boy will find out Monday if he will be tried in Montgomery County.

Future of animal rescue group in jeopardy

The passing of the founder of a pet rescue organization puts the group's future in question.

Seabrook officer accused of sexual assault

A former Seabrook police officer was arrested after an alleged incident with a woman.

Woman leads police on chase in stolen HFD truck

Police say it began when the woman walked up to Fire Station 69 on W. Sam Houston Parkway and Valley Forge, got in a supervisor's Suburban and drove away

FIRE MARSHAL: Candle may have started house fire; man charged

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office charged Patrick Malley, 33, with criminal trespassing in the home that caught fire.  They said he did not have the owner’s permission to be there.

CHAT RECAP: Your Breast Cancer Awareness Questions Answered

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and KPRC Local 2 and The Rose teamed up to help answer your questions about breast cancer with a web chat and phone bank.

Man allegedly abuses girlfriend's dog by putting it in washing machine

A Houston man was charged after he repeatedly abused his girlfriend's dogs, according to Houston police.

Police arrest man in nursing home murder

Houston police arrested a man investigators said killed a man inside a nursing home.

Houston man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend, son

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has filed an aggravated kidnapping charge against a Houston-area man.

Health officials: Multiple people tested for Ebola in Harris County

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services confirms that more than one person in Harris County has been tested for Ebola. 

Freebie Friday: Ice cream, Fire Fest and pumpkins

Several businesses are inviting families out for festivals and fun this weekend. There are no strings attached. You don't have to buy anything. Just head out and have a good time.

Charges filed in deadly hit-and-run

Police have arrested and charged a man for a deadly hit-and-run accident in northwest Houston where a bicyclist was killed.

KPRC Local 2 celebrates our 65th anniversary!

All week long, KPRC Local 2 is celebrating the station's 65th anniversary!

Crews work to repair large hole on Hillcroft in SW Houston

Crews shut down the southbound lanes of Hillcroft Avenue at Greencraig Drive on Friday to repair a hole in the street.

HCSO: Katy homeowner shoots at two burglary suspects

A homeowner in Katy shot two people who were allegedly trying to steal from his home Thursday afternoon.

Man kills alleged intruder near Hockley to protect daughters, mother

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly home invasion near Hockley.

Cause of death of HFD firefighter killed in line of duty released

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science confirmed Friday that Houston firefighter Daniel D. Groover died of smoke Inhalation on July 9 after he lost radio contact with other firefighters at a burning Kingwood residence.

Handbags, Legos among more than $500K in fake goods seized at seaport

Expensive handbags and children's toys are among the hundreds of phony items from a shipment seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston-Galveston seaport.

FedEx truck overturns on I-10

A FedEx truck ended up on its side Friday morning on I-10 near the North Freeway.

4 hospitalized after wrong-way driver slams into 2 trucks on 610 East Loop

Four people were hospitalized late Thursday after a wrong-way driver caused a crash on the East Loop Freeway.

Teen shot in back during drive-by shooting in east Harris County

Houston police are investigating after a teen was injured in a drive-by shooting in east Harris County Thursday night.

After overnight storms, a beautiful day ahead Friday

We will enjoy a beautiful day Friday and Saturday will start very cool.  In fact, low temperatures Saturday morning will reach the mid-50s in Houston.

Woman found with broken arm on busy feeder in SE Houston

Investigators are trying to figure out how a woman broke her arm on a busy feeder road in southeast Houston.

Train jumps tracks, cars derail

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train jumped the tracks Thursday night, causing a few cars to derail.

Overnight storms cause power outages

Heavy rain and wind made its way through the Houston-area Friday morning. CenterPoint Energy is reporting more than 12,000 outages.

Family sues two churches, claims child was not protected from sex predator

A family is suing two popular Houston churches, accusing them of failing to protect their daughter from a sexual predator working as a youth minister.

Couple turns to social media to help cover cost of adoption

For some couples dreaming of starting a family through adoption, it can be a long and expensive process. That's why many of them are now turning to social media and total strangers to help them cover the costs.

Fifth-grader arrested for threatening schoolmate with a gun

A student was arrested for bringing a gun to Montgomery Elementary School in Southwest Houston Thursday. 

Some Houstonians cancel Dallas plans after Ebola news

A lot of Houstonians have plans to hop on Interstate 45 and travel north to Dallas this weekend but the latest Ebola news has some people putting on the brakes.

Deputies: Chop shop for stolen vehicles found in North Harris County

Deputies with Harris County Precinct 4 said they found several stolen vehicles after they responded to a disturbance call in North Harris County Wednesday. 

Man accused of stealing as many as 7 Camaros from car lot

A man has been arrested after being accused of stealing cars right off a dealership's lot.

Teacher on leave after nude photo circulated among students

A teacher at Pasadena High School is under investigation and off the job after school administrators say they have evidence a naked picture of her has circulated among students.

State investigating possible supervision problem at local private school

A private school in The Woodlands is under investigation by the state for possible neglectful supervision after a mother claims her 3-year-old was molested by other children in her class.

United Airlines contacts people who were on flights with Ebola patient

United Airlines' officials have decided to reach out to the hundreds of passengers who were on board flights with Ebola patient Thomas Duncan.

Restaurant Report Card: Rat droppings, roaches at ladies only club

The latest inspection by the Houston Health Department shows male stripper club LaBare has roaches. An inspector found one dead in the ice storage bin at the bar and another roach in a display case.

Large homemade knife smuggled in Harris county court

A large homemade knife that was smuggled into the Harris county criminal justice center Thursday.

Experts: Houston is prepared for Ebola patient

Infectious disease experts gathered at a meeting of the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.

Appeals court lets Texas enforce anti-abortion law

A federal appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state.

Man charged in 1995 beating death now in custody

A man charged in the 1995 beating death of a woman is now in custody. He was found and extradited from Mexico.

Passenger dons protective gear in Atlanta airport protest of Ebola

As health officials monitor a Texas patient sickened by Ebola, a Missouri man donned full protective gear at Atlanta's airport to protest the government's response to the outbreak.

Fans swamp Academy as Astros, Bun B release limited edition Astros cap

More than 200 fans lined up to meet Texas rap legend Bernard “Bun B” Freeman and pick up his limited edition Astros cap on Tuesday. The Port Arthur native and rap icon teamed up with New Era to design the cap considered to be #AstrosTrill.

Man charged with 5 counts of possession of child pornography

The United States Postal Inspection Service charged Omar Mahmud Yusuf, 33, with five counts of possession of child pornography, according to Postal Inspector Ashlea Bowens.

Teachers arrested following threesome with student

Two Louisiana high school teachers were arrested after being accused of having a sexual tryst with a student.

Texas orders family of Ebola patient to stay home

Texas and Dallas County health officials have ordered four close family members of the Dallas Ebola patient to stay home and not have any visitors to prevent the potential spread of disease.

Burglars smash into SE Houston gas station

Police are searching for the burglars who used a pickup truck to smash their way into a southeast Houston convenience store.

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'Real Housewives' husband gets 41 months in prison

A husband who appeared on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been sentenced to more than three years in prison, and the judge says she's still deciding whether to send his wife there, too.

Two men sought in armed carjacking, robbery

Authorities are searching for two suspects who robbed a man at gunpoint and stole his vehicle as we was returning to his residence in north Harris County back in July.

Flag-flying man learns lesson from ROTC student

Hand-written letters in the mail are hard to come by these days. So when Kirk Simon received a hand-written letter recently, he was a bit taken aback. 

Cold front poised to blow through southeast Texas

Houston has one more day of hot, humid, summer weather to slog through before a fresh, fall breeze blows in and brings cooler, more seasonable weather for the weekend.

Painless, Non-invasive Varicose Vein Treatment

More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins.  A new treatment now available in Houston is providing fast, painless relief without going under the knife.

Airport managers plan Ebola screening as plane arrives from Nigeria

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa, including Nigeria.

Multi-vehicle accident slows traffic on Highway 59 inbound at FM 762

Traffic is inching along on Highway 59 northbound at FM 762/ Thompson Rd. due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Man shot dead in apartment complex on Woodland Park

Gunmen are on the run after police say they shot a man to death at an apartment complex in Westchase.

How is Houston area preparing for Ebola?

With the Ebola virus just a couple hundred miles to north, health experts say this isn’t time to panic, but it is time to prepare.


LGBT Pride Celebration moves location after 36 years

Organizers of Houston's annual LGBT Pride Parade announced Wednesday they are moving the event from Montrose to downtown Houston next summer.

HCSO: Infant dies after crash in northwest Harris County

A 1-year-old girl died in the hospital Wednesday night after a truck ran into the car she was in.

Plant stem cells may help skin look younger, healthier

Stem cells, the body's so called "master cells," are used to treat heart disease and cancer and to grow tissue. But plants also have stem cells and they're some of the hottest ingredients in anti-aging products.

Pet owner promises $10K for information on cat mutilations

An anonymous pet owner is offering a hefty reward to catch the people responsible for mutilating and murdering cats in The Heights area.

Houston airports, hospitals implement Ebola prevention steps

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee discussed what Houston airports are doing to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Summery temperatures on Wednesday, cold front on Thursday

Scattered showers and storms Tuesday afternoon dry up overnight before another summery day sets up for Wednesday. 

Local doctor helped track Ebola outbreak in West Africa

A doctor from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston is sharing his experience in Sierra Leone after returning from a six-week trip.

Burglars caught on camera at Greatwood home

Deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office are asking for help in locating the thieves who broke into a home in Greatwood.

New effort lessens penalties of first-time offenders for pot possession

The Harris County district attorney announced a new effort Wednesday that would lessen penalties for first-time offenders caught with marijuana.

CHAT RECAP: Your Ebola questions answered

With the news that the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. is right here in Texas, many of you had questions about the virus and how to protect yourself and your kids.

Neighbors describe man killed in police shootout as quiet, nice

One person has been killed in an officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston, according to Houston police.

Small child seen in back of SUV after chase suspect crashes in North Houston

A man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at the end of a police chase and crash in north Houston.

Police chase driver in stolen truck with 4-year-old child inside

Police took a man into custody Wednesday morning, after officers said he stole a truck with a young child inside and led police on a wild chase.

Granddaughter calls 911 during violent home invasion in northwest Houston

Police are searching for the group of violent robbers who beat up a couple in their northwest Houston home.

Houston Texans' star J.J. Watt buys Mom car, wins internet

J.J. Watt admits he's always dreamed of buying his mom a brand new car. Today, he did!

Reward increased for Texas most wanted sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased the reward for one of the most wanted sex offenders in the state.

Questions arise after fatal wreck on Harris County race track

There are a lot of questions about the tragic death of a driver on a northeast Harris County race track.

Ship collides with vessel in Intra-Coastal Waterway

Part of the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) is closed due to a collision near the area where the Houston and Galveston ship channels meet.

Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

What's fact or fiction in Texas governor's race?

The war of words continues between Texas gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis.

2 adults, 1 child escape house fire in northeast Harris County

A family is safe after escaping a fire that broke out at their three-story northeast Harris County home Tuesday night.

Pregnant woman injured, husband killed in crash involving DWI suspect

A pregnant woman was injured and her husband was killed late Tuesday when a suspected drunk driver plowed into their vehicle, according to Houston police.

4 in custody after leading police on chase from Katy to east Houston

Four people were arrested early Wednesday after leading police on a chase from Katy to east Houston, according to Houston police.

Could your child have sleep apnea, narcolepsy?

Sleep is the time when the body can rest and rejuvenate. But when kids don't get enough sleep, it sets the stage for a variety of problems, including depression, weight gain and declining school performance.


CDC confirms first U.S. case of Ebola in Dallas

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Hospitals prepare to actively treat Ebola

With the first-ever case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, here on Texas soil millions of Texans are now wondering -- could it spread inside our borders and beyond?

Man who stole expensive cowboy boots sought

Houston police are looking for an armed robber who has hit at least two Cavender's Boot City stores. Pasadena police believe the same man robbed a store in their city, too.

Abbott, Davis square off in final debate in Texas governor's race

Ebola, ethics and education are among the issues that dominated the final debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis.

Sensitive documents dumped in Missouri City

A Houston suburb is taking action after sensitive documents were found thrown in a dumpster.

Doctor convicted of poisoning lover talks about life in jail

The once-respected cancer doctor convicted of poisoning her boyfriend told Local 2 that she is surviving in jail on her faith and that she often prays.

Weather update: October's first day won't feel like it

Scattered showers and storms Tuesday afternoon dry up overnight before another summery day sets up for Wednesday.

Houston VA employee manipulated claims

After an in-depth investigation, the inspector general's office has found proof that a VA employee in Houston manipulated and falsified documents involving disability benefits for more than 100 local veterans.

HPD arrests crime ring suspects

Houston police officers arrested three men they say are connected to more than a dozen area robberies and car break-ins.

Keepsakes, valuables stolen from 87 storage units

Investigators said the thieves who hit a storage unit facility in Spring had the gate codes to get inside the business.

FBSCO seeks man who burglarized car, used stolen credit card

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who burglarized a car and used a stolen credit card.

HPD: Mom chokes boy, 6, for drinking chocolate milk without permission

A 23-year-old mother is accused of using excessive measures to discipline her 6-year-old son after the boy drank chocolate milk, according to Houston police.

HPD: Officer shoots, kills suspect near Baybrook Mall

A police officer shot and killed a suspect in a store parking lot near Baybrook Mall, police say.

How to get a special test drive of the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford is letting a select 20,000 people across the country test drive its new 2015 F-150 before the trucks arrive at local dealerships.

Man accused of hitting baby girl, who died from her injuries

A man has been charged after allegedly hitting an 8-month-old child with a blunt object.

HISD's Madison High School on lockdown for police activity in area

A Houston Independent School District high school is on lockdown due to police activity in the area.

Elderly homeowner opens fire on attempted robbers in southwest Houston

An elderly homeowner opened fire on a group of suspects attempting to rob his southwest Houston home, according to Houston police.

Brazoria County man fatally shot in front yard

The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder that happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 600 block of Johnston Drive in Rosharon.

Texas City ISD's Blocker Middle School evacuated after bomb threat

A Texas City ISD middle school was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat. As a precautionary measure, Blocker's students and staff were evacuated to Texas City High School while police investigate.

Charges filed in case of bronze statue stolen from community center

Charges have been filed against a man in connection with the theft of a large bronze statue stolen last month from the Coles Crossing community center in northwest Harris County.

Truck driver dies after crashing into tree

A truck driver is dead after crashing into a tree early Monday morning in northwest Houston.

17-year-old found with gunshot wounds wandering 50 miles from home

Officials said a 17-year-old boy was in stable condition Tuesday morning after residents in northwest Harris County found him wandering along the side of a road.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Authorities have charged an Oklahoma man with first-degree murder in the beheading of a Vaughan Foods plant worker.

Employee shot by stray bullet in southeast Houston

Police are searching for the gunmen who shot an innocent bystander in southeast Houston.

Texas city named 'Most Boring In America'

When it comes to the most boring cities in America, you don't have to look far.

Another hot, humid day ahead Tuesday

The summer-like weather pattern continues Tuesday, with high temperatures expected around 90 degrees.

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