National Night Out Houston events Tuesday night

National Night Out festivities are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

HPD: 2 arrested after following man from bank, robbing him in parking lot

The Houston Police Department's Northeast Tactical Unit arrested two men accused of bank jugging Monday.

Man struck, killed crossing Katy Freeway

Deputies are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed in west Harris County late Monday.

Bud Light smart fridge keeps an eye on your cold ones

Out of beer? This Bud Light smart fridge is for you.

HPD: Man stabbed by girlfriend involved in SWAT standoff in SE Houston

A woman who was assaulted by her boyfriend managed to stab her attacker and call for help, prompting a SWAT standoff in southeast Houston, according to Houston police.

Bikers pulled over, have rides confiscated after performing tricks on highway

Some bikers in Florida need to find a new ride after their bikes were confiscated following some wild rides on a highway.

Suspect leads police on early-morning chase in northeast Houston

Police have arrested one person after an early morning chase in northeast Houston. 

Security tightened after threats made against Houston area schools

Police are stepping up security at schools across the Houston area after a rash of threats.  Threats were made against three schools within the last 48 hours, and security has been tightened on the campus of two schools on Tuesday.

Expedia study uncovers hotel guests' biggest pet peeves

Unsupervised children topped the list of biggest annoyances for people staying at hotels.

Husband forced to live on lawn

A dispute between a doctor and her husband has a neighborhood up in arms and police trying to keep the peace.

13-year-old boy bitten by shark while swimming at Galveston beach

A 13-year-old boy from Odessa was bitten by a shark Monday in Galveston.

FBI has new tactic to fight child pornography

The FBI is taking bold steps to stop the making and distribution of child pornography.

Attorney for deputy's murder suspect wants text messages, emails

An attorney for the man accused of killing Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth has asked the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to release cellphone records, text messages and emails from Goforth’s phone and the phone of a woman.

Students suffer minor injuries after school bus crash

Several students were injured when a school bus and two other vehicles were involved in a crash Monday afternoon in southwest Houston.

Accident in northbound lanes of 59 at Kirkwood cleared

An accident in the northbound lanes of Highway 59 and Kirkwood Drive has been cleared.

Men who robbed store sought by Houston police

The Houston Police Department's robbery division is seeking information on three men responsible for an armed robbery.

Motorcyclist killed after hit-and-run in Spring

A motorcyclist is dead after a hit-and-run accident in north Harris County on Monday.

Fatal wreck in east Houston under investigation

The Houston Police Department is investigating a wreck that killed a woman.

HPD investigating after 19-year-old woman's body found

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a 19-year-old woman was found dead Friday.

Dog found with throat slashed in parking lot

A woman, who rescued a dog with a slashed throat, is trying to raise money for the animal to get surgery.

Reward offered for information on hit-and-run driver

The Houston Police Department's vehicular crimes division is looking for a person responsible for a hit-and-run accident.

DEA agents raid doctor's office in Conroe

Undercover agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency served a warrant at the office of a doctor charged in connection with a deadly crash that killed a family of four.

24-year-old man killed in wreck in Dickinson

The Dickinson Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of FM 517.

Schlumberger could move headquarters to Sugar Land

There is a possible big move in the works for the national headquarters of Schlumberger.

Three women escape house fire in northeast Houston

Sky 2 was over a house fire on Colvin Street and Wallisville Road in northeast Houston on Monday.

HFD: 1 injured after falling at construction site in Upper Kirby area

One person was hospitalized after falling at a construction site in the Upper Kirby area, according to Houston Fire Department officials.

Jewelry heist: $30,000 worth of unique pieces stolen

Two men burglarize a Houston home and get away with $30,000 worth of rare jewelry items.

11 high school football players suspended for brawl

Spring ISD announced multiple suspensions Monday for a brawl during a high school football game Friday night between Spring and Westfield at Leonard George Stadium.

Anti-Islamic extremists call for rallies in front of mosques

Houston-area mosques are on alert after a group of armed anti-Islamic extremists issued a call on social media for a global rally in front of mosques in the U.S. and in countries around the world.

Then and now: What's changed since Astros last made playoffs

When the Astros last made it to the playoffs, it was 2005. A barrel of oil cost nearly $63. Brad Pitt was about to leave Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie and hurricanes Rita and Katrina had just hit the Gulf Coast.

Bond set for man accused of shooting, killing 6-year-old in drive-by

Bond has been set for a man accused in a drive-by shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy.

Police: Employee kills manager, then himself in Hong Kong Food Market

An apparent murder-suicide forced employees and shoppers to evacuate the Hong Kong Food Market around lunchtime Monday.

Man who caused SWAT standoff faces assault charge

A man is facing charges after allegedly pointing a weapon at an officer with the Houston Police Department and causing a SWAT standoff Saturday.

Decision 2015: Houston Mayoral Debate

KPRC 2 and Telemundo will host Decision 2015: Houston Mayoral Debate on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at Houston Baptist University's Dunham Theater.

Students, professionals join for conference on diversity at Rice University for

Students and media professionals took over Rice University for a day-long journalism conference, News Gathering: Diversity in the Digital Age, on Oct.3.

HPD: Intoxicated dad arrested after endangering son, 9, in street

A father was arrested after he put his 9-year-old son's life in danger in the middle of a busy northeast Houston street, according to Houston police.

National Night Out Tuesday around Houston, Harris County

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. and Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman will be joined by numerous dignitaries and officers from several area law enforcement agencies to encourage citizens to participate in the 32nd Annual National Night Out.

Carjacking suspect caught on video trying to rob man

Houston police need help identifying a man who robbed a victim and stole his car at a corner store in southwest Houston.

Person of interest sought after fatal shooting outside bar

The Houston Police Department is looking for a person of interest after a fatal shooting on Sunday.

Driver dies after crashing into school bus in southwest Houston

A driver died Monday morning after crashing into a school bus in southwest Houston, according to Houston police.

HISD: Extra security at Reagan High School due to threat

HISD police said they have found no evidence to suggest that the threat is credible, but police were brought to the campus as a precaution.

UPDATE: Coast Guard: Body of crew member from sunken El Faro found

The U.S. Coast Guard is no longer searching for the missing cargo ship El Faro but focusing on any signs of survivors. Searchers have found life rafts and survival suits, including one survival suit with human remains, Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor said Monday.

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Gov. Greg Abbott: 'Cowboy defense more porous than the Texas border.'

The Dallas Cowboys suffered a tough loss in overtime against the New Orleans Saints Sunday night, and many people took to social media to express their feelings about the game, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Chuck E. Cheese's adds beer & wine to win over young parents

Chuck E. Cheese’s is hoping to win over millennial moms with beer and wine.

Disabled man taken into custody after SWAT standoff in southeast Houston

A man was taken into custody Monday morning after holding SWAT officers at bay for nearly five hours, according to Houston police.

Astros playoff shirts flying off the shelves

If anyone ever had any doubts about the Houston Astros making the playoffs this year, the guys at Trademarks Promotional Products certainly didn’t.

How to avoid ticket scams

Whether you're trying to score some tickets to a sold out Texans game or the upcoming Madonna concert, buying tickets from someone you don't know can be a risky move.

Cops: Man shot neighbor in back

Investigators say a man is in the hospital after his neighbor shot him in North Harris County.

Monday is deadline for voter registration

The race for Houston Mayor is still a month away, but if you want to vote in that election, there's an important deadline coming up fast.

Cleveland middle school student dead after collapsing

A Cleveland middle school student died Friday after collapsing in a school parking lot.

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Container found may be from ship that went missing in Hurricane Joaquin

The owner of the missing cargo ship says a contracted tugboat and another of its ships have found a container that appears to be from the El Faro.

Most bikers charged in Waco shooting taken off GPS monitors

Only a fraction of the people arrested in the May biker shooting outside a Waco Twin Peaks restaurant remain under ankle monitoring, and none remain in jail.

Former president healing nicely after summer spill

Former President George H.W. Bush is healing well after taking a fall this summer, feeling good enough to go out on his speedboat and even visit a local biker bar with his wife.

FBCSO: Man hits pole, dies in wreck in Sugar Land

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said a man died in an accident at West Bellfort Boulevard and Belknap Road on Saturday.

Family pleading for answers after man killed in shooting outside sports bar

Family members are pleading for answers after a man was found shot to death outside a sports bar in southwest Houston.

3 in custody after police chase in north Harris County

Three men are in custody after leading authorities on a chase in north Harris County on Sunday.

Police: Man shot in car outside southwest Houston apartment complex

Police are searching for the gunman who opened fire on a man sitting in his car in a parking lot outside an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Buffalo Bayou Park has grand opening

After a four-year-long, $58 million makeover, a celebration was held Saturday for Houston's new Buffalo Bayou Park.

Benefit held for victim of deadly drive-by shooting

An all-day barbecue benefit was held Saturday for the victim of a drive-by shooting.

Pasadena plant to resume operations after blast

SunEdison, the company that owns a plant that had an explosion that hospitalized four people Friday, said it has the OK from OSHA to resume operations.

General Mills issues voluntary recall for frozen green beans

General Mills is issuing a recall due to concerns over Listeria.

Fight breaks out during Spring, Westfield football game

A fight broke out during a high school football game between Spring and Westfield on Friday at Leonard George Stadium.

Woman killed in fatal wreck in east Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in northwest Houston.

Cameras show arrests down amid Texas border security push

Data from the Texas Department of Public Safety's 1,200-plus border cameras shows that in the 14 months since the state began a surge of law enforcement along the Texas-Mexico border, the number of arrests in smuggling events detected by the technology has dropped, according to a newspaper report.

Sheriff: Oregon campus shooter killed himself as officers arrived

Sheriff says Oregon campus shooter killed himself as officers arrived.

Man injured in northeast Harris County home invasion

Harris County Precinct 4 constables are investigating a violent home invasion that sent a man to the hospital Saturday.

Man in custody after SWAT standoff ends in southeast Houston

A man is in custody after a SWAT standoff ended in southeast Houston.

Apartment fire displaces more than 3 dozen in northwest Harris County

More than three dozen people have been displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment complex in northwest Harris County.

Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in Michigan field

James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud.

Memorial for students killed in school bus crash

The Furr High School community came together at Saturday night’s football game to remember two students who were tragically killed.

Deer smashes through Kingwood Middle School window, injures teacher

A teacher was injured after a deer crashed through a window at Kingwood Middle School.

Feds: Oregon college shooter had 3 pistols, rifle, 5 extra magazines

A federal agency says the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college had body armor and was armed with three pistols, a rifle and five additional magazines. 

Dog's leg amputated after abuse, will be fitted for prosthetic

Noah, a German shepherd who was a victim of an extreme case of animal cruelty, has received tremendous support and donations after he was rescued with severe injuries.

Houston Habitat building 1,000th home

Houston Habitat is celebrating a major milestone as teams began construction on its 1,000th home.

HCSO investigating robbery, shooting at Wingstop in Aldine

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a robbery and shooting at a Wingstop restaurant.

Search underway for missing 28-year-old

Texas Equusearch searched for a missing 28-year-old man Friday.

PD: 4 injured in explosion at plant in Pasadena

Four people have been injured in an explosion at a plant in Pasadena, according to Pasadena police.

6-year-old killed in drive-by shooting laid to rest

A 6-year-old boy killed in a drive-by shooting was laid to rest Friday.

Jewelry designer facing money laundering charge goes before judge

Katherine Le is a well-known jewelry designer whose collection was once sold at Neiman Marcus. She went before a judge Friday to face a money laundering charge though an illegal gambling operation.

Possible role of religion in Oregon shooter's motive

As the community of Roseburg, Oregon mourns, more is being learned about the shooter and what role religion may have played in the tragedy.

Restoration of Danish rescue boat at Holocaust Museum finished

Stroke by stroke, Walter Hansen finished up the four-year restoration of a Danish rescue boat at the Holocaust Museum in Houston. The boat came to the museum in 2007, but Houston's weather took a toll.

Lockdown lifted at all Spring Branch ISD schools after non-specific threat

A lockdown issued Friday afternoon for all Spring Branch Independent School District schools has been lifted, according to police. The lockdown was ordered after a 'non-specific threat,' police say.

Oregon college shooting victims identified

Authorities on Friday identified the nine victims of the shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Oregon gunman targeted Christians, student says

The gunman who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College targeted Christians specifically, according to the father of a wounded student.

Houston parents welcome 1,000th baby born in September

For the first time in The Woman's Hospital of Texas (TWHT) history, 1,000 babies are delivered in one month.

Thieves bust open ATM, take cash box

A couple of thieves are on the run after busting into an ATM right in front of a clerk and customers.

Freebie Friday and weekend happenings!

Here's a list of fun things to do around town this weekend!

Man found not guilty in case of step-brother's killing at 2013 watch party

A man was found not guilty last month in a murder case involving his step-brother in 2013.

4 from West Texas air force base die in Afghanistan crash

Officials say four airmen from an Air Force base in West Texas were among 11 people killed in a U.S. military transport plane crash in Afghanistan.

28 U.S. citizens missing on cargo ship in hurricane

Twenty-eight U.S. citizens are missing aboard a cargo ship that lost contact amid Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Galveston judge admonished for Facebook postings wins appeal

A judge in Galveston has successfully appealed her judicial admonishment over her Facebook comments about a criminal trial in her court.

The secret to getting your kids to eat more vegetables

Imagine this: 90 percent of children don't eat the recommended amount of vegetables.

Security guard opens fire on men after breaking up fight at nightclub

Police are investigating a shooting that involved a security guard outside a nightclub in the Second Ward.  

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Jesse Matthew Jr. gets 3 life prison terms for 2005 sex assault

Jesse Matthew Jr., charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, has been sentenced to three life prison terms for a sexual assault on a woman a decade ago in northern Virginia.

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MUST WATCH: Husband breaks down in tears after he learns he's going to be a dad

This pregnancy announcement will bring you happy tears for this couple.

HISD school board to vote on bond shortfall, outside audit

Later this month the Houston Independent School District Board of Education is expected to vote on two key issues involving the district's nearly $2 billion bond program.

Body found inside burned vehicle in northeast Harris County

Authorities are investigating after a body was found inside a burned vehicle in northeast Harris County.

Driver rescued after cement truck slams into booth on Hardy Toll Road

Two main lanes and one ramp were closed Friday morning after a cement truck struck a toll booth in north Houston.


Oklahoma court stops 3 pending executions after drug glitch

Oklahoma's highest criminal court unanimously agreed Friday to halt all of the state's scheduled executions after the state's prison system received the wrong drug for a lethal injection this week.

Union Pacific: Man sitting on tracks struck, killed by train in NE Houston

A man was killed Friday morning after being struck by a train in northeast Houston.

Portrait of Austen Everett and her mother. Everett died of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma three years ago at the age of 25. Courtesy June Leahy

Mom: 'Oh my God, the thing that she loved the most probably killed her.'

When June Leahy's daughter first started playing soccer on artificial turf, she thought it was a big improvement over the rocky, muddy dirt fields where the talented goalie had been honing her skills since kindergarten.

"We certainly didn't think that it was harmful because we never questioned what…

Man seriously injured after shooting at hotel in south Houston

Houston police found a man seriously shot in his hotel room in south Houston Friday morning.

Deputy involved in crash in NW Harris County

A Harris County Sheriff's deputy is recovering at home after a crash Thursday night.

Police: woman steals rare $9,400 dress, busted wearing it on Instagram page

A woman is accused of stealing a rare dress from the Louis Vuitton store in the Galleria and is later caught wearing it on her Instagram page.

Scammers targeting utility customers in Houston

A scam targeting Houston-area utility customers is using an automated telephone service that sounds like it is coming from a real electric provider.

Level of stress, awareness up following campus shooting

The shooting that has devastated a rural Oregon community may have happened at a college more than 2,300 miles from Houston, but students on the University of Houston campus still are feeling the shock.

Bellaire HS senior earns perfect score on SAT and ACT college admission exams

Bellaire High School senior Anthony Yun received a perfect score on both the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams.

Concern grows over DNA evidence errors in Texas

Forensic labs are already backed up with tons of work and now prosecutors say they will have to go back and retest a lot of old cases.

Restaurant Report Card: Inspectors find rodent droppings, mildew, slime

Health inspectors said rodent droppings, mildew and brown slime were among the violations discovered in a few Houston area restaurants. Sofia Ojeda has this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Officials: 12 dead after U.S. C-130 transport plane crashes in Afghanistan

Twelve people, including five American service members, were killed early Friday when a U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed while taking off from an airport in Afghanistan, a U.S. military official said.

Houston robbery suspects arrested in San Antonio

A woman and two men from Houston have been arrested, accused of robbing bank customers all over Texas.

Mother, daughter forced into closet, robbed at gunpoint in home

A mother and daughter were held at gunpoint and forced into a closet Thursday morning after a man broke into their north Houston home.

La Marque PD: Pregnant mother strangled, stabbed more than 20 times

The pregnant woman allegedly killed by her 14-year-old son was strangled and stabbed more than 20 times, the La Marque Police Department said.

Ex-pastor at Katy-area church indicted on child porn charges

Timothy Douglas, a former pastor at a Katy-area church, has been indicted on child pornography charges.

Winning $310.5M Powerball ticket sold in Michigan

Someone got more than a tank of gas when they played the Powerball lottery game at a gas station in southwestern Michigan.

6 in custody, charged in illegal gambling at game room

Six people are charged after police say they were connected to illegal gambling at a game room.

Houston man among 5 Alabama fraternity members jailed on hazing charges

Five University of Alabama fraternity members, including one man from Houston, have been arrested in Tuscaloosa on charges of hazing.

Man killed in shooting at southwest Houston apartment complex

A man was killed in a shooting at a apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Pedestrian hit, killed on the Northwest Freeway

A driver won't face charges after a woman was hit and killed while walking on the Northwest Freeway, according to authorities.

Thief’s face caught on video after robbing Houston camera crew at gunpoint

Houston police hope a "selfie" taken by a robber in the process of stealing from a film crew at the "We Love Houston" sign will help put him behind bars.

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WATCH: 'But first...let us take (lots and lots and LOTS) of selfies.'

"But first...let us take (lots and lots and LOTS) of selfies." That's the caption on a video uploaded on the 120 Sports Facebook page.

Joaquin becomes 'dangerous Category 4 hurricane'

Forecasters say Hurricane Joaquin has strengthened to "an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane."

Top 10 domestic violence fugitives in Harris County

Crime Stoppers of Houston, in partnership with Verizon, is launching its domestic violence awareness campaign announcing the top 10 most wanted domestic violence fugitives in Harris County. 

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38 years later: Nurse reunites with woman burned as baby

Amanda Scarpinati was just 3 months old when she rolled off a couch onto a boiling steam vaporizer.

Blue Bell Ice Cream to begin phase two of releases in November

Blue Bell Ice Cream will enter phase two of its five-phase market re-entry plan on Nov. 2. Phase two includes north central Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco areas), and north central and southern Oklahoma (Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas).

Find out if you're a match for J.J. Watt with new app

How much do you know about NFL star J.J. Watt? Do you have what it takes to date him or become the future Mrs. Watt? An app can tell you that.

Father killed, 3 jump from 2nd-story windows in Montgomery County house fire

Several people escaped the fire by jumping from second-floor windows, but one man was trapped inside and could not be saved, according to firefighters.

Forklift fatally crushes worker in northeast Harris County

A worker was fatally crushed by a forklift on an industrial site Thursday morning.


CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Owl tries to snatch fisherman's bait

An owl got more than it expected when it tried to snatch a fisherman's lure Saturday morning.

Garry Olson Jr., the man who recorded the video was fishing at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas early Saturday morning when the owl swooped down and snatched his lure out of the water, which then caught on…

Hermann Park named one of America's best public spaces

Hermann Park is considered one of the crown jewels among Houston's parks, and now a national organization is taking notice.

Reward offered for men who robbed, pistol-whipped employees at Spring business

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two men who robbed and pistol-whipped employees at a business on Tuesday.

Motorcycle catches fire after driver crashes into wall on Katy Freeway

A motorcycle caught fire on the Katy Freeway westbound after the driver lost control and crashed into a wall Thursday morning.

New Tribeca streaming service chooses quality movies and other business news

A new streaming service is taking on Netflix by choosing quality over quantity.

Couple billed after missing relative's wedding

A Minnesota woman is questioning how to respond to an invoice she received from a newlywed couple after missing their wedding.

Report finds series of errors caused deadly DuPont plant accident in La Porte

Board members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board voted unanimously to approve safety recommendations identified by investigators after the deadly November 2014 incident at the DuPont plant in La Porte.

Youth umpire wanted for sex assault of child

Police in Humble are looking for a youth league softball umpire wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child and investigators are trying to figure out if there are more victims.

Man found guilty in mock space shuttle vandalism case

A man has been found guilty by a Harris County jury for his part in the vandalism of the mock Space Shuttle Independence that happened in November 2013, authorities say.

FAA investigating after plane crashes in bayou near west Harris County airport

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a plane crashed into a bayou in western Harris County Wednesday.

Teen gets help in the 'Clutch' with homecoming proposal

Homecoming is just around the corner at several high schools, and one teen in Kingwood enlisted the help of a sports celebrity for a special homecoming proposal.

Father of teen boy charged with pregnant mother's death speaks out

The father of a teenage boy charged in the death of his pregnant mother spoke with KPRC 2.

Mother speaks out after son arrested in connection with gang-related fight in Katy

Kennie Solano was shocked that Katy Independent School District police arrested her 14- year-old son in connection to an alleged recent gang-related incident at McDonald Junior High School.

Southbound lanes of Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm reopen after RV overturned

Southbound main lanes of Interstate 45 South at Dixie Farm Road have reopened after a two-vehicle accident involving a overturned RV closed them for hours Wednesday.

At-home injections for suspected overdoses

Opioid overdoses are a hot topic right now as they are on the rise worldwide.

Changes to be made to HPD use of force policy

The Houston Police Officers Union and Chief Charles McClelland are making a revision to a use of force policy.


State investigates unlicensed day care where infant was bitten

The State of Texas is investigating an unlicensed, in-home day care amid allegations an infant was bitten numerous times by another child.

Pct. 6 deputy constable injured in motorcycle collision with truck in east Houston

A Harris County Precinct 6 deputy constable was injured Wednesday morning when his motorcycle collided with a truck in east Houston.

Inmate dies at hospital after suicide attempt in Fort Bend County Jail

A Fort Bend County Jail inmate died Wednesday morning after he attempted suicide while in the jail Sunday.

HPD investigating reported drive-by shooting in northwest Houston

Houston police are investigating a reported drive-by shooting in northwest Houston.

Hurricane warning issued in Bahamas as Joaquin approaches

A hurricane warning has been issued for the central Bahamas as Tropical Storm Joaquin approaches.

Another batch of cuties born at the Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has welcomed a batch of new cuties to the family!

Fulshear officers to patrol in black, pink vehicles for breast cancer awareness

The Fulshear Police Department is doing its part to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Police investigating fatal shooting of man, 20, in SE Houston driveway

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was ambushed by several men in the driveway of a southeast Houston home.

Stephen F. Austin professor charged with having child porn

Investigators say an economics professor at Stephen F. Austin University has been charged with having child pornography on a college computer.

2 students arrested in connection with gang-related fight at Katy ISD school

Two students have been arrested for a gang-related incident that took place inside a Katy ISD junior high school.

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Could you do it? Family goes an entire year without shopping

A Tennessee family has embarked on what other families might consider an impossible goal.

Scott and Gabby Dannemiller decided not to spend money on anything for a year except for basic essentials for themselves and their two children, Jake and Audrey, which means no new clothes, toys, accessories,…

Man hit, killed while crossing street in southeast Houston

Police are investigating a deadly accident after a man was killed while crossing a southeast Houston street Tuesday night.

Tanker fuel spill blocks off road in SW Houston

A tanker carrying 3,400 gallons of fuel leaked at a gas station in southwest Houston.

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Mother accused of throwing newborn out window to death

A woman who apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his home and then tossed her newborn daughter out a seventh-story window to her death was arrested Tuesday on murder and manslaughter charges, police said.

American Airlines adds real-time bag tracker and other business news

American Airlines has added a free service so passengers can track their checked bags.

Honeybees trap deputy on Oklahoma highway

Thousands of bees trapped a sheriff's deputy inside his patrol car after an accident on an Oklahoma highway.


Twitter may remove 140-character limit

 Soon you may be able to wax poetic on Twitter beyond 140 characters.

1 shot after homeowner opens fire on intruders

A homeowner opened fire on intruders Tuesday afternoon who tried to break into his Channelview home.

'White Power,' KKK signs cause neighborhood stir

A piece of graffiti is offending families in the Shamrock Manor neighborhood in southeast Houston.

University bans distribution of "racist" sombreros

A university in England has banned a Mexican restaurant from handing out sombreros to students.

Chase ends in crash in northwest Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding to a car chase that ended in a crash Tuesday on Beltway 8 near Philippine Street.

New high-end shopping destination set to open near Galleria

Unlike its neighborhood mega-mall, The Galleria, the River Oaks District will be a very outdoor experience.

Brother released, sister recovering after deadly school bus crash

An update on the condition of a brother and sister after a school bus crash.

HFD chief Garrison set to resign, will take fire chief job in Arizona

Houston Fire chief Terry Garrison is planning to resign and join the Glendale Fire Department in Arizona in November.

Home burglars in southwest Houston caught on camera

Surveillance cameras were rolling when two men broke into a home on S. Braeswood Boulevard in southwest Houston.

South Dakota man convicted in death of Adrian Peterson's son

A South Dakota man has been found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Man and woman assault game room employee, escape

Police are searching for the duo who assaulted a game room employee and took off.

Death of baby who fell in tub of water investigated

Baytown police are investigating a family who lives inside a home off West James Avenue after a 1-year-old boy fell into a small tub of water while the parents had turned away.

Father's touching gesture to stepfather on daughter's wedding day

An emotional moment between a father and stepfather at a wedding in Ohio

Accused serial burglar appears in court

A man suspected in at least a dozen home burglaries in northeast Houston appeared before a judge Tuesday.

Video surfaces of person trying to flush kitten down toilet

A shocking video of a local person attempting to flush a kitten down a toilet has drawn some negative attention online.

Bricks thrown at vehicles in Spring neighborhood

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is investigating a string of car vandalism in Spring.

Moms learn to shoot guns to protect families

A group of mothers from some of Houston’s most upscale neighborhoods are learning how to shoot guns to protect their families.

New details after mother found murdered in home, teen son charged

A pregnant woman was found dead inside her home in La Marque, and now her 14-year-old son is charged with murder, police said.

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High water bill woes for many Houstonians

KPRC 2 viewers are concerned about a seemingly dramatic rise in water bills. We've heard from people all across the Houston area and we're working to try to get some answers for you.

Horse neglect cases on the rise across Houston area

For every neglected, malnourished horse the Houston Humane Society saves, dozens more are abandoned, left to die alone.

What do plummeting gas prices mean for Houston?

Many KPRC 2 viewers have shown us gas prices below $2 in their neighborhoods. So how low will prices go and how much impact could this have on our city's economy?

Ramp connecting 59 southbound to I-45 reopens after vehicle fire

A ramp connecting Highway 59 southbound at Interstate 45 is back open again after a vehicle caught fire.

Supporters of Planned Parenthood rally outside Houston offices

A Congressional hearing Tuesday drew supporters to a Houston Planned Parenthood building to demonstrate support for the organization.

Downed tree removed from Meyerland neighborhood

A downed tree in Meyerland was removed Tuesday after neighbors accused the city of ignoring the damage.

FBCSO investigating after doughnut shop burglarized in Fresno

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for two people who burglarized businesses in the Fresno area.

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HPD seeks driver accused striking contractor

The Houston Police Department's vehicular crimes division is looking for an accused hit-and-run driver.

Missouri City PD: Missing special needs student found safe

Authorities have confirmed that they have found a 16-year-old special needs student from Marshall High School who went missing Monday. The boy was  found wandering the streets near his neighborhood, according to Missouri City police.

GOP: Planned Parenthood spends federal money on politics

Republicans accused Planned Parenthood on Tuesday of spending millions of dollars on political activities, travel and lavish salaries, as the GOP tried to build a case for terminating the group's federal money after a series of surreptitiously recorded videos.

PD: Suspect armed with machete chases man after argument on METRO train

An argument on a METRO train sent one man running for his life while being chased by another man armed with a machete, according to court documents.

Surveillance photos released of man wanted in Uptown area robbery, beating

Investigators have released photos of a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of two men at an Uptown area apartment complex in August.?

Katy ISD: Students at Seven Lakes High School evacuated from building

A Katy-area high school has reopened after reports of a strong gas smell led administrators to evacuate the building, Katy ISD said Tuesday in a statement.

Police: No charges against woman accused of hitting cyclist in Pasadena

Pasadena police said they have had a break in their case which led them to the woman accused of a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead Sunday morning.

Hospital apologizes for losing remains of newborn

The remains of a newborn infant were lost at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, leading to an unsuccessful search at a landfill and an apology from the hospital, officials said.

Police chase ends after troopers shoot out suspect's tires on North Freeway

A man was arrested Tuesday morning after leading authorities on a chase from Huntsville to Conroe.

PD: Police identify woman who struck, killed bicyclist in Pasadena

Pasadena police said they have identified the hit-and-run driver who killed a bicyclist Sunday morning.

Woman arrested after boyfriend found shot to death

A woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of her boyfriend in southwest Houston.

Son, 14, charged with murder after his pregnant mother found dead

A pregnant woman was found dead inside her home in La Marque, and now her 14-year-old son is charged with murder, police said.

Big rig driver discovers body of 19-year-old along roadside in Rosenberg

Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying along the side of the road in Rosenberg.

As Seen on TV: The reusable Schticky

The days of using old paper lint rollers are over. Now you can clean your home in a quickly with the Schticky.

Drive-by shooting victim, 11, visited by JJ Watt at hospital

Texans star J.J. Watt paid a hospital visit Monday to the 11-year-old boy wounded during last week's drive-by shooting in which his 6-year-old brother was killed.

Facebook rant: 'People's reproductive and procreative plans and decisions are none of your business'

A Michigan woman's Facebook rant about people's plans to have children has drawn international attention.

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Legless model defying traditional beauty standards

Kanya Sesser, 23, has earned a successful career defying traditional beauty standards as a legless model.

Alleged abuse caught on camera at day care center

The Eastern Child Development Center in Albuquerque was closed Monday while the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department investigated an incident there.

Police seek hit-and-run driver who struck man at SW Houston apartments

Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Houston Police Department's Vehicular Crimes division need the public's assistance identifying a hit-and-run driver who struck a man in southwest Houston.

10 best places to get free, cheap coffee Tuesday

National Coffee Day is upon us and for consumers, that means there are plenty of places to score a free cup of Joe. We've rounded up some of our favorites so you can stay caffeinated for free (or at least on the cheap) all day Tuesday.

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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Naked man caught trying to steal several vehicles

San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies arrested a naked man accused of carjacking several vehicles, including a sheriff's patrol car. The incidents were caught on video.

Aldine ISD school bus involved in accident in NW Houston

An Aldine Independent School District school bus was involved in an accident in northwest Houston Tuesday morning.

WB lanes of I-10 East at 610 East Loop reopen after multi-vehicle crash

The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at 610 East Loop have reopen after a multi-vehicle accident shut down the highway.

Hilton investigates hacking claims and other consumer news

Hilton Hotels is investigating a possible cyberattack at its restaurants and gift shops.

Pct. 4 deputy involved in crash in north Harris County

A Precinct 4 deputy was involved in a crash in north Harris County Tuesday morning.

Kenny Rogers announces retirement from touring

Country singer Kenny Rogers says he's retiring from touring and will do one last worldwide farewell tour.

Dog requires surgery after severe case of animal cruelty

A dog will need to have a leg amputated because of cruelty that sparked an investigation.

Mom blasts Party City for limited selection of girls' costumes

One mom isn’t happy with the selection of Halloween costumes available for her 3-year-old daughter at a popular retailer.

Houston man added to state's Most Wanted Sex Offenders list

A sex offender from Houston has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Monday.

More police support after sign burned in Friendswood

A Friendswood neighborhood's support for law enforcement is even stronger after the burning of a yard sign backing local police.

Masked men burglarize Bellaire home, point gun at homeowner

Bellaire police said a homeowner arrived home to find two masked burglars inside at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Oleander Street near Baldwin Avenue.

Tires slashed on multiple vehicles in northwest Houston

Deputies in northwest Houston are looking for the man responsible for slashing several sets of tires.

Four ways to fight huge water bills

Have you noticed a massive increase in your water bill this month? Dozens of Channel 2 viewers have contacted us, with sticker shock over bills that skyrocketed hundreds of dollars.

Charity event nearly turns deadly for cyclist

An annual charity event nearly turned deadly for a Houston area cyclist.

Tropical Storm Joaquin forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Joaquin has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Man accused of stealing $300,000 worth of equipment from business

A man is facing theft charges after allegedly stealing two X-ray machines.

Houston Zoo to stop using plastic bags

The Houston Zoo is making an effort to go green.

Police: Burglar exposes himself at crime scene

A Houston man charged with burglarizing at least a dozen northeast Houston homes masturbated inside one of the houses, according to a Houston police investigator.

Mom upset over how school, cops handled autistic son

A mother, upset over what happened to her child at school, gave KPRC 2 News pictures to show the result of her son, who has autism, being handcuffed by campus police.

License suspended for doctor accused of prescribing drugs to driver involved in fatal crash

The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of a doctor accused of prescribing pills to the driver charged in a crash that killed four people in Conroe.

Woman's missing tortoise saved by good Samaritans

The tale of Turbo the tortoise spans about 24 hours and a mile journey for the 110-pound, 16-year-old pet. It started early Sunday morning when his owner, Brenda Heredia, thought Turbo had been stolen.

Gang-related incident reported on Katy ISD school campus

The Katy Independent School District is calling a violent incident involving as many as 10 students on one of its campuses "gang-related."

Firefighters assemble exercise bike for woman

A woman gets help with her workout routine from firefighters after an act of kindness.

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water

Mars appears to have flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that could have major implications for the possibility of life on the red planet.

Man's car disappears from auto shop

A customer is outraged after he says his car was stolen from a repair shop in Midtown Houston.

Four accused of robbing business, assaulting employees

The Houston Police Department's robbery division is looking for four people accused of an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

62-year-old man killed in single-vehicle accident

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal car accident that happened late Friday night in the 100 block of Cavalcade Street.

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at southeast Houston nightclub

One man is dead and two other men are injured after a shooting outside a nightclub in southeast Houston.

One dead, one injured after shooting in southeast Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a Friday shooting in which one man was killed and another was injured.

Halliburton, Baker Hughes plan to sell additional businesses

Halliburton and Baker Hughes are divesting more assets as the rival oilfield services companies seek approval from regulators to join in a $34.6 billion deal.

2 Texans guilty, 84 pounds of liquid methamphetamine seized

Two Amarillo men face up to life in prison after being caught with more than 80 pounds of liquid methamphetamine smuggled in the gas tank of an SUV.

Two HPD cruisers struck in southwest Houston

Two Houston Police Department cruisers were struck Monday morning in southwest Houston.

Video of possible suspect vehicle in couple's murder released

Houston police release new surveillance video in hopes of catching whoever murdered a couple in August. 

Numerous guns stolen in string of home burglaries

Surveillance images have been released in connection with a string of home burglaries in which guns where stolen.

WATCH: Harris County Pct. 4 deputy constables give homeless man $100 bill

Two Harris County Pct. 4 deputy constables are being praised for their compassion and generosity after they helped a homeless man buy a bus ticket home.

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

The Houston Texans’ win against Tampa Bay Sunday means you can score several freebies Monday and Tuesday this week.

Police searching for suspects who set house on fire in Crosby

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is searching for two suspects who were seen setting a fire in Crosby on Saturday.

Couple, young child escape house fire in Atascosita

A couple and their young child were able to escape a fire that broke out at their home in Atascosita Monday morning.

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J.J. Watt gets shout out by Tiffani Thiessen after asking for 'Kelly Kapowski'

J.J. Watt gets shout out from Tiffani Thiessen after meeting Mario Lopez and asking about Kelly Kapowski.

Shell ends Alaska offshore drilling and other business news

Royal Dutch Shell’s arctic drilling dreams are melting away.

Houston police officer involved in crash

A Houston police officer was involved in a crash in Southwest Houston early Monday.

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German prosecutors open probe of former VW boss

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn in the company's emissions-rigging scandal.

NB lanes of Gulf Freeway at Broadway reopen after 5-vehicle crash

The northbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Broadway Street have reopened after a 5-vehicle crash shut down the highway.

EB lanes of 610 South at Kirby reopen after accident

The eastbound lanes of 610 South at Kirby have reopened after a two-vehicle accident shut down the highway.

Stargazers witness rare event in supermoon eclipse

Stargazers got a double celestial treat when a total lunar eclipse combines with a so-called supermoon.

Pope Francis wraps up joyful U.S. visit with big open-air Mass

Pope Francis is greeting seminarians on his way to a chapel where he will address bishops from around the world.

Eye surgery helps improve vision

It's the next generation of eye surgery that can help people who have "near-vision" trouble, a 20-minute procedure that can help you get rid of readers for good.

Lance Armstrong settles case with promotions company

With a payment and an apology, Lance Armstrong has settled a decade-long dispute with a promotions company that sought repayment of more than $10 million in bonuses it paid the former cyclist during a career that was later exposed to be fueled by performance-enhancing drugs.

Stalled truck causes backup on southbound lanes I-45 South at West Dallas

A heavy truck stalled under an overpass of Interstate 45 South at West Dallas near downtown has two southbound lanes blocked.

Family, friends gather for candlelight vigil for 6-year-old boy

A family gathered Sunday to remember a 6-year-old boy shot and killed while he slept in his home in Southeast Houston.

Abbott looks to lure top researchers to Texas campuses

Gov. Greg Abbott is emphasizing the importance of research in luring academic stars to Texas and elevating the state's universities as well as its economy, according to a newspaper report.

Latest high-speed rail plans for Texas show slower speeds

The latest plans for high-speed rail service in north Texas call for slower trains through the Dallas-Fort Worth region and would include a station near the main airport, according to a newspaper report.

Man in custody after SWAT standoff ends in southwest Houston

A man is in custody after a SWAT standoff ended at a southwest Houston apartment.

Man carjacked, witness opens fire at gas station in NE Houston

Police are searching for the men who carjacked and attacked a man in northeast Houston.

Man leads police on chase from Galveston to SW Houston

Officers had to break the window out of a car to arrest a man after he led them on a chase from Galveston to southwest Houston.

Funeral held for teen killed in bus crash

Dozens of family and friends of 17-year-old Mariya Johnson gathered at the Bethel's Family Baptist Church to say a final goodbye Saturday.

Pope comes to Philadelphia, pays tribute women in the church

Pope Francis conducted Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul.

Accident in Fulshear kills woman, injures father and son

One person is dead and two others were injured after an accident in Fulshear on Saturday.

About 8K volunteers clean Texas beaches, red tide issues

An estimated 8,000 volunteers removed trash from 21 Texas beaches on Saturday in a cleanup effort that had to be scaled back due to a "red tide" algae bloom, a state official said.

'The Pope in America' special on KPRC 2

KPRC 2's coverage of Pope Francis' historic visit to the U.S. continues into the weekend with our live half-hour special on Saturday night.

Woman arrested, accused of 'riding' on sea turtle

A 20-year-old Florida woman was arrested Saturday months after photos in which she appeared to be "sitting or riding" on the back of a sea turtle went viral on social media, authorities said.

Reward offered after drive-by shooting that killed 6-year-old

Family members of a boy killed in a drive-by shooting are holding a press conference Saturday.

Presley the harbor seal dies at Moody Gardens in Galveston

Experts say a female harbor seal named Presley has died at Moody Gardens in Galveston.

Judge refuses to again postpone West explosion trial

A judge refused to postpone the first trial related to a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West that happened more than two years ago.

Family members believe relative sparked fire at duplex in SW Houston

Family members say they believe a relative caused a fire at their duplex in southwest Houston.

Saturday's weather webcast

Nice partly cloudy start on Saturday with temps in the upper 60s and low 70s to start the day.

Two injured after chase ends in crash in northwest Houston

Two people were injured after a chase ended Saturday in a crash in northwest Houston.

Smash-and-grab suspects ram into Little Caesars in NE Houston

One person is in custody and another is on the run after police say they smashed a stolen van into a Little Caesars in northeast Houston.

Guardian charged after 4-year-old dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The guardian of a 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed himself under her care earlier this year is now charged with a little-known crime.

Inspectors deem La Porte apartment complex dangerous

The Windsail apartments on Bayside Drive in La Porte are crumbling. Rotting and water-soaked wood is falling from the ceilings, raw sewage is over flowing out of a toilet and residents have been without water since Tuesday.

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

Pope Francis declared Friday that there is a "right of the environment" and that mankind has no authority to abuse it, telling more than 100 world leaders and diplomats at the United Nations that urgent action is needed to halt the destruction of God's creation.

6-year-old dead, 11-year-old shot in chest during drive-by shooting in SE Houston

Two young brothers were hit by gunfire Friday morning during a drive-by shooting in southeast Houston. The 6-year-old was killed and the 11-year-old was wounded in the chest during the gunfire.

Man accused of killing 6-year-old in drive-by shooting appears in court

One of the men accused of killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring his 11-year-old brother went before a judge on Friday.

5-vehicle wreck on 59 southbound at Fountain View cleared

A five-vehicle accident on Highway 59 southbound at Fountain View Drive was cleared at 8:22 p.m. Friday

Believe it or not: Irish woman's haunted house

An Irish woman may be looking for a new home after recording some peculiar activity in her kitchen.

Former Astro Berkman speaks out against equal rights ordinance

Former Astro and Rice baseball player Lance Berkman has spoken out against and urged constituents to vote no on Proposition 1, also known as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Buc-ee's gas stations targeted by identity theft ring

Police officers have identified four people who they believe are members of an identity theft ring targeting Buc-ee's gas stations.

KPRC/John Treadgold

Police investigate shooting in Pearland neighborhood

The Pearland Police Department is investigating what it is calling a murder-suicide Friday.

Ex-pediatric nurse convicted of poisoning daughter sentenced to 20 years

A mother and former nurse found guilty of trying to poison her daughter with salt was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday.

Former prosecutor Kim Ogg running for Harris County district attorney

Former prosecutor Kim Ogg announced Friday that she is running for Harris County district attorney.

Serial car burglar arrested in Rosenberg

The Rosenberg Police Department arrested a man accused of committing multiple car burglaries Tuesday.

HPD dive team recovers body of chase suspect in Sims Bayou

The Houston police dive team has recovered the body of a man who attempted to swim across Sims Bayou after leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle Thursday morning.

Five arrested in series of burglaries in League City

League City police arrested five people after three separate burglaries within a span of several hours.

New Braunfels Police Department

Coptimus Prime is new addition to New Braunfels Police Department

The New Braunfels Police Department has a sleek new addition - Coptimus Prime, a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. It made its debut Friday at the Comal County Fair Parade.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on hit-and-run driver

The Houston Police Department's vehicular crimes division is looking for a driver accused of failing to stop and render aid after striking a man.

Amanda Osbon

College professor's touching gesture leaves single mom in tears

Amanda Osbon didn't know what to do when she realized she didn't have a babysitter to watch her toddler during her evening college class at DeVry University.

Osbon realized she had no other choice but to ask her professor for permission to bring her almost 2-year-old to her 6 o'clock class.…

KTRU Rice Radio returning to the airwaves

Rice University's treasured college radio station will return to radio dials next week.

Grandmother accused of losing 7-year-old grandson

A Houston woman is facing charges after allegedly losing track of her 7-year-old grandson.

Kentucky's coach Calipari surprises local teen during recruiting visit

He's a die-hard University of Kentucky basketball fan and his gear shows it.

Group wanted for firing at business

Police are looking for a group of people accused of shooting out the door of a business on two separate occasions.

Shootout erupts during attempted home invasion

A group of suspects were hit in a shootout with a resident during an attempted home invasion Friday morning in northwest Harris County, authorities said.

Police search for hit-and-run suspect in SUV that struck cyclist

Houston police are searching for a woman driving an SUV who fled the scene after striking a cyclist in July. 

Houston and surrounding communities cooperate with immigration enforcement

Mayor Annise Parker is pretty quick with a quip when asked if Houston is a sanctuary city.

NBC News

High school student attacks on visually-impaired classmate

A high-school student was arrested for an attack on a visually-impaired classmate which was captured on video, police in California said late Thursday.

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Photo of McDonald's employee's act of kindness goes viral

Destiny Carreno posted the photo on Facebook of the McDonald's worker taking time to help the a man with his meal.

The photo has been shared over 353,000 times since it was posted on Facebook Sept. 16.

Authorities: Man stabs estranged wife in face in north Houston

Police said a woman was hospitalized after her ex-husband stabbed her in the face during an argument early Friday morning, according to police.

Car engulfed in flames on South Beltway 8 EB at Bellfort

Houston firefighters battled flames that engulfed a car on the eastbound lanes of the South Sam Houston Tollway.

Man sentenced in road rage shooting, killing of man in north Houston

A man accused of shooting and killing another man two years ago was sentenced on Thursday for a lesser crime.

Man arrested for making threats against Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

A man has been arrested for making threats against the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Coast Guard rescues man overboard near Kemah

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 60-year-old man who fell overboard from a sailboat about 5 miles east of Kemah Thursday afternoon.

How many Houston-area school buses are equipped with seat belts?

Channel 2 Investigates decided to find out how many buses each major school district in our area operates and how many of those buses are equipped with seat belts.

1 charged in marijuana laced candy bust in Montgomery County

One person has been charged after a narcotics investigation that targeted an illegal shipment of hydroponic marijuana from California to Montgomery County, Texas, authorities say.

Bible study teacher accused of sexually assaulting 2 sisters appears in court

Charles Martinez, a Bible study teacher accused of sexually assaulting two sisters, has been given some strict bond restrictions. And we've learned this is not the first time Martinez has been accused of this type of crime.

Driver in custody after police chase comes to end on 610 West Loop

A driver is in custody after he led police on a chase in southwest Houston.

Restaurant Report Card: Employees handling food with bare hands

This week's Restaurant Report Card includes different kinds of cuisines: Cajun, barbecue and Mexican have a spot.

Ex-pediatric nurse convicted for poisoning daughter with salt

A mother and former nurse accused of poisoning her own child was convicted Thursday afternoon on two counts of injury to a child.

10 pounds of cocaine found in items at Bush IAH

A Guatemalan man was arrested at Bush Intercontinental Airport suspected of smuggling ten pounds of cocaine inside common household items.


San Antonio high school football coach resigns; Ref denies saying 'speak English' to team

A Texas high school football coach accused of ordering players to knock down a referee who allegedly hurled racial insults at the team has resigned, and state officials warned Thursday that punishments to others may be coming.

Neighbor saves bag of kittens from being burned

The Houston SPCA gets all kinds of emergency calls but the one this week would upset just about anyone.

6 dead, 7 hurt, 2 arrested after police chase crash in Edna

Police are investigating after an SUV carrying 15 passengers flipped on a highway in Edna during a police chase, killing 6 and injuring 7. Two others fled the scene and were arrested.

Mom who says son was forced into 'toddler fight club' sues day care

A family in Montgomery County is taking legal action against a local day care accused of encouraging toddlers to fight each other and then recording it.

HPD investigating shooting at northeast Houston apartment complex

Houston police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex in northeast Houston.

Specific city ordinances can work against federal immigration enforcement efforts

When a young woman was slain in San Francisco in July, news quickly spread about the man accused of killing her.

Lanes open after big rig veers of Highway 288 SB feeder at Orem into field

All southbound main lanes of Highway 288 at Orem have reopened after an 18-wheeler veered off the southbound feeder and drove into a field Thursday morning.

2 men caught on video setting fire to taco stand

Two people were captured on video setting fire to a taco stand in east Montgomery County, officials said.

Illegal immigrants account for 1/3 of certain professions

A Pew Research Center study released in March showed that illegal immigrants account for one-third of employees in certain professions.

Man dead in shooting at northeast Houston apartment complex

A man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in northeast Houston, according to police.

Woman, son dead in apparent murder-suicide at nursing home

A woman and her adult son were found shot to death inside a nursing home in Sugar Land Thursday morning, according to police. 

NWS Houston

Hurricane Rita: 10 Years Later

Sometimes known as "The Forgotten Storm," Hurricane Rita was a very powerful storm that slammed its way into the South Texas/Louisiana coast with a ferocity that many Houstonians will never forget.

DPS investigating helicopter crash in Tyler County

The Department of Public Safety is investigating after a helicopter crashed Thursday in Tyler County.

Houston students watch Pope Francis address Congress

As Pope Francis addressed Congress in a joint session in Washington, D.C., there were 160 students who gathered to watch history in the making. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School were in attendance.

Faith leaders speak in support of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

A group of faith leaders Thursday morning voiced their support for the controversial measure during a news conference.

Immigrants with criminal records return after deportation

Spencer Golvach owned his own small business and worked two jobs to keep his guitar shop afloat until he was killed by a man who had been deported numerous times.

Baby left in car found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot

An 8-month-old boy who was left in a car outside a Wal-Mart in Macedonia was found dead, officials said.

NBC News

'Ghost Adventures' couple dead in domestic violence incident

Paranormal investigators featured on a hit reality TV show died following a hostage standoff with police in Nevada, police said Thursday.

Apple patches iOS 9 bug that froze phones and more business news

Apple is fixing a bug in its new iOS 9 update that caused phones to freeze.

New Twister world record attempted at album release party

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the latest attempt to break a world record playing the game of Twister.

Neighbor spots house on fire, calls 911

A neighbor is credited for preventing a fire from destroying a southwest Houston home. 

18-wheeler crash shuts down SB lanes of I-45 North at Cypresswood

An 18-wheeler accident involving three vehicles has shut down all of the southbound lanes of I-45 North at Cypresswood Drive.

Man who struck, killed man changing tire charged with murder

New charges were filed Wednesday against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash on Eastex Freeway Monday night, according to authorities.

HPD: Suspect steals patrol car during chase in west Houston

Police are investigating after a suspect led them on two different chases after a stabbing at a club in west Houston.

Man accused of stabbing man, stealing HPD patrol car facing charges

A man is facing charges alleging he stabbed a man and stole a Houston police patrol vehicle.

Man accused of stabbing man, stealing police car appears in court

A man accused of stealing a police cruiser and leading officers on a chase appeared before a judge on Monday.

School district offers tutoring program for parents

Many parents would like to help their children with math homework, but sometimes the material is difficult, even for some adults.

Couple found dead in home after shooting in The Woodlands

A husband and wife were found dead after a shooting inside a home in The Woodlands.   

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Man who escaped apartment fire in Stafford talks to KPRC 2

A man who escaped and was injured an apartment fire in Stafford shared his story with KPRC 2.

TEA commissioner fires La Marque ISD school board, superintendent

The Texas education commissioner Wednesday ordered the removal of the La Marque Independent School district superintendent and the entire school board.

Houstonian goes to Washington for pope's historic U.S. visit

A select few, non-lawmakers have been invited to witness Pope Francis' historic address to a joint meeting of Congress inside the chambers, including one man from Houston.

Houston woman held in China contacts husband

Sandy Phan-Gillis, a Houston woman, in custody in China is accused of stealing national security secrets or spying.

U.S. buying anti-immigration ads in other countries

Customs and Border Protection plans to spend $1.2 million dollars on television, radio and print ads in four countries south of the U.S. border encouraging migrants not to think they can immediately immigrate into the United States.

Endangered turtles hatch at Houston Zoo

Not only have eight baby endangered turtles been born since August at the Houston Zoo, but 20 more are expected to hatch in the next few months.

Houston students heading to Philadelphia to see the pope

Seven Houston area students are getting ready to head to Philadelphia for a trip of a lifetime to see the pope.

Security cameras catching Houston construction site thieves

Security cameras help authorities capture criminals in the act and more businesses are installing the technology.

Houston family with 10 sons featured in pope video

On Pope Francis' schedule this week is the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. At that conference, a unique Houston family with a total of 10 sons will be profiled in a video.

Warning for parents after thieves targeting cars in day care parking lots

Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies are warning parents in the Katy area of a growing crime trend after thieves continue to break into vehicles in day care center parking lots.

Deputy Goforth's widow thanks community for support

Kathleen Goforth issued a public letter of gratitude this week, thanking members of the community for their outpouring of love and support.


Man who taught Bible study accused of sexually assaulting 2 sisters

A 53-year-old man known for holding Bible study sessions in his home is accused of sexually assaulting two girls in northwest Harris County.

Galveston Police Department

Galveston police chief Henry Porretto retires after investigation

The police chief in Galveston announced Wednesday he's retiring. The news comes a week after he was the subject of an employment-related investigation.

Man arrested, charged in fatal shooting at SW Houston apartment

A man is in custody and charged in the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman at a southwest Houston apartment.

Campaign launched to help find Houston journalist missing in Syria

The parents of Houston journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in Syria in 2012, is launching a campaign to help find answers about their son.

Woman in custody, charged after setting her house on fire in northwest Harris County

A woman is in custody after investigators said she intentionally set her house on fire in northwest Harris County.


Doll comes with menstrual pad as accessory

Lammily, the fashion doll known as "Normal Barbie," has new accessories that will teach young girls about their menstrual cycle.

ESPN: San Antonio area high school coach admits he ordered hits on referee

A John Jay High School assistant coach told his school principal that he ordered his players to hit a referee in retaliation for racist language during a Sept. 4 game versus Marble Falls, according to ESPN.

Are vaccines at your local pharmacy safe?

From the flu and pneumonia, to shingles and chickenpox.  The list these days is long when it comes to what vaccines you can get at your local pharmacy.

2 arrested after suspects lead police on multicounty chase

Two suspects were arrested after leading police on a multicounty high-speed chase Wednesday morning.

Clerk charged for dumping files with sensitive information

A former Harris County district clerk is facing charges for allegedly dumping courthouse documents.

SUV driver killed in accident involving METRO bus in northwest Houston

An SUV driver was killed Wednesday morning after crashing into a METRO bus in northwest Houston.

Officer-involved accident cleared on Hwy 288 northbound before Reed

All main lanes of Highway 288 northbound were temporarily shut down due to an officer-involved accident.

Sarah LeTrent/CNN

Man punches 78-year-old over Nutella samples at Costco

Those extra free samples may not have been worth it.

Brenda Hatcher/Facebook

Teacher to student: 'Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings.'

A photo shared on Facebook of what appears to be a school assignment with the written comment, "Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings," is making its rounds on the Internet.

More Americans dipping into savings and other consumer news

More Americans are tapping into their retirement savings for emergencies.

Psychologist sentenced after harassing client

A psychologist will be spending time behind bars after being convicted of harassing a patient.

Arrest made after stabbing in northwest Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Department is investigating a stabbing Tuesday in northwest Harris County.

Bridge railings in Houston-area not up to standards

The bridge railing at the site of a deadly bus crash that killed two students is designated by the federal government as "not up to current acceptable standards." A KPRC 2 News investigation has located at least 415 other bridge railings in the Houston area with the same designation.

Houston man invited to Pope Francis' arrival ceremony

The White House has invited 15,000 people for Pope Francis's arrival ceremony Wednesday, including Houstonian Aaron Ledesma, 23.

Prairie View City Council votes to keep Sandra Bland Parkway name

The Prairie View City Council decided Tuesday against rescinding a vote that changed the name of University Drive to Sandra Bland Parkway.

Clute police chief facing multiple charges

The chief of Clute's police department is facing multiple charges.

I-45 North at Scott St. reopens after 2-vehicle accident

Interstate 45 northbound at Scott Screet has reopened after a two-vehicle accident slowed traffic Tuesday night.

Katy moms aim to make neighborhood streets safer

A group of concerned mothers said speeding drivers who race through their neighborhood are making the streets they live on more and more dangerous.

Houston woman being detained in China

Efforts are ramping up to free a Houston businesswoman who is being detained in China amid accusations of spying.

Woman says she was robbed at home by 3 armed invaders

A woman told KPRC 2 she thought she was going to die, after three armed men forced their way into her apartment searching for money.

Ex-Sweeny ISD officer arrested on sex charges

A former Sweeny Independent School District reserve police officer is locked up in Polk County, charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering a child.

Alley Theatre raises curtain on renovations

We're getting our first inside look at the Alley Theatre after a pricey makeover.

Dramatic pharmacy burglary caught on camera

A trio of thieves were in and out of a La Porte pharmacy within minutes.

Woman poses as sister to gain illegal entry into Texas

Walaa Alrehawi, 27, is accused of pretending to be her sister and using her U.S. passport to get to America in search of asylum.

St. Pius High School group will watch Pope Francis address Congress

A group from St. Pius High School is en route to Washington, D.C., preparing to see the pope address Congress.

Noninvasive procedure for heart patients

A life-saving surgery that is no-invasive could provide some relief for heart patients.

Supermoon eclipse to provide rare spectacle in Texas sky

Get ready for a rare occurrence Sunday night as the moon dives into the earth's shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse.

Friendswood police nab burglars in two separate incidents

Police arrest two different people, one of them a teenager, after different burglary incidents in Friendswood neighborhoods.

Moving day for Fifth Ward residents on Brewster Street

A dozen families are getting help moving out of their homes in the historic Fifth Ward neighborhood Tuesday.

TxDOT: Bridge railing performed as expected in deadly school bus crash

The Texas Department of Transportation said a preliminary review of the bridge and bridge railing involved in the deadly Sept. 15 Houston ISD school bus crash indicates the roadway infrastructure met its design expectations.

Asphalt truck catches fire on 288 southbound near 610

One lane of Highway 288 southbound near the 610 Loop is shut down after a messy accident.

Sheriff: Florida deputy, gunman both dead after shootout

A deputy and a gunman are dead after a shootout outside a lawyer's office in Shalimar, Fla. on Tuesday.

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WATCH: Video shows rat attempt to carry pizza slice

It can be argued that there are fewer things more New York than a slice, the subway and a rat.

Father, son get prison over marijuana farm in south Texas

A father and son from Mexico have been sentenced to prison in the U.S. for running a South Texas marijuana farm with about 9,000 plants.

Gov. Abbott in Houston to speak at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention

Gov. Greg Abbott was in Houston Tuesday to deliver remarks at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention.

Low pressure in Gulf next week could mean heavy rain for some coastal regions

We continue to monitor a potential area of low pressure set to develop and move into the Gulf of Mexico next week.  Right now, we do not expect it to deepen into a tropical storm or hurricane, as atmospheric conditions do not look favorable for hurricane development.

Courts step in to help tenants at apartment complex owned by 'slum lords'

Calvin Fields pushed garbage out of his way as he walked under a breezeway to get to his apartment at Crestmont Village.  Along the way, he pointed to abandoned buildings while telling war stories of his experience at the complex.

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Freak show performer suspected of possession of marijuana

Mara Paradox, 29, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of  possession of marijuana in Floyd County, Texas.

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J.J. Watt and Kevin Durant surprise fans in heartwarming commercial

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt surprised fans in a heartfelt commercial for American Family Insurance titled, "Everyone's Dream Needs a Champion."

Man who posted stolen items on Facebook sentenced for robbery

A man was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison for the violent robbery of an elderly couple near the Galleria area last year.

PD: Florida man disembowels girlfriend after calling out ex-husband's name

Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 to say his girlfriend was having trouble breathing later admitted killing her.

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Watch: High school football player accused of smearing heat rub cream on opponent's face

A high school football player in California is accused of smearing a cream similar to IcyHot on an opposing player's face during a game.

Man's body found near strip center in SW Houston

A man's body was found Monday night in a southwest Houston strip center.

Man injured in crash in March dies from injuries

A man critically injured in a crash near north Houston in March died on Monday.

Charges filed against driver who struck, killed man changing tire on freeway

Charges have been filed against a drive who struck and killed a man who was changing a tire along the Eastex Freeway Monday night.

Pope Francis to arrive in U.S. for three-city tour

Pope Francis makes his first-ever trip to the United States on a three-city tour that will take him to Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia starting Tuesday.

WATCH: Man fights off hammerhead shark with paddle

A kayak fisherman in California was forced to fend off a "super aggressive" hammerhead shark with his paddle after it repeatedly attempted to ram his vessel.

As Seen on TV: The Hover Ball

The Hover Ball by Wham O promises to glide on any flat surface in your home without leaving any damage or hurting your kids.  We gave it a shot, in this week's As Seen on TV Tuesday.

Smash-and-grab suspects ram into convenience store in SE Houston

Police are investigating after a smash and grab at a gas station in southeast Houston Tuesday morning.

'Sexy' Donald Trump costume for sale

From the people who brought you sexy Olaf the snowman and sexy Mickey Mouse, comes a new addition to the list of racy Halloween costumes that make you cringe a little bit: sexy Donald Trump.

United Express flight delayed in Lubbock by pilots' 'disagreement'

A weekend flight on United Express was delayed for five hours in Lubbock after the pilots got into a "disagreement" and were unavailable to fly the plane.

Starbucks bottles Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino for Costco

Starbucks is bottling its Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino for the first time ever this year.

Danish man in court for storing women's genitalia

A Danish man appeared in a South African court on Monday for storing 21 pieces of female genitalia in plastic bags in his freezer.

Most popular Halloween costumes for 2015

Halloween is right around the corner, and you don't want to wait till the last minute to pick out the perfect costume.

Study suggests parents should put less pressure on kids at mealtime

Many kids are picky eaters, but a new study suggests easing up on kids' eating habits could help prevent childhood obesity.

Air traffic controllers making major errors remain on job

At airports and flight control centers around the country, air traffic controllers who have made major errors have been allowed to stay on the job, without loss of rank or pay, Channel 2 Investigates has found.

Search warrants released in case of family of 8 slain

The warrants to search accused killer David Conley's house have been released.

Deputies respond to rollover crash in NW Harris County

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding to a rollover crash involving several vehicles Monday.

College student on Segway arrested at Willowbrook Mall

The arrest of a 22-year-old Prairie View A&M student who was pinned to the ground by a Precinct 4 deputy constable at a mall was caught on video. 

Local women make pilgrimage to see pope

Kathy Mroczkowski of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City is about to embark on a pilgrimage to Philadelphia.

Biden: Change in attitudes will improve police relations

Vice President Joe Biden said relations between police and the communities they serve will improve when both sides acknowledge and value each other.

Police: Man, 68, charged in crash that killed 4 in Conroe due in court

A 68-year-old man has been arrested after a three-vehicle crash killed four people Sunday in Conroe. He is expected to face a judge Monday.

Woman, baby tied up during home invasion

Ashley Moreno was inside her northwest Harris County home Monday when a man broke inside and started stealing things. But it wasn’t until she was leaving that she even realized she was a victim of a home invasion.

HPD: 2 killed after multi-vehicle accident; driver distracted by dog

Houston police are looking for a hit-and-run driver involved in crash that killed two people. Investigators said it started when a dog distracted his owner and caused him to crash.

Police: man leads officers on chase with children in car

Police arrest a driver after he allegedly led them on a chase with two young children in the back seat of the car.

Jeb Bush's speech in Houston interrupted by protesters

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke in Houston Monday at the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention.

Man accused of driving drunk in La Porte faces judge

A man accused of being drunk when the sport utility vehicle he was driving crashed and flew off a freeway in La Porte last week faced a judge Monday.

Funeral arrangements announced for students killed in bus crash

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Janecia Chatman, 14, and Mariya Johnson, 17.

HPD seeking armed robbers who targeted store

Investigators with the Houston Police Department are looking for two men who robbed a business.

Mayoral candidates to participate in forum

The 2015 mayoral forum takes place Monday where candidates will discuss major issues affecting Houston.

Scott Walker to drop out of 2016 race

Scott Walker is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, according to a GOP strategist close to the campaign and a senior GOP adviser with knowledge of his plans.

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Romo injury: 'Maybe Dallas will sign Tim Tebow'

The Dallas Cowboys won Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but they lost their quarterback, at least for the next eight to 10 weeks.

North Forest High School teacher accused of having sex with teen

A HISD teacher is held behind bars accused of having sex with a teenager. 

Man accused of exposing himself to jogger on Rice campus

A man is facing a charge alleging he exposed himself to a jogger on the Rice University campus on Saturday.

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Mom's postpartum photo and message inspires others to share their stories

Danielle Haines, 34, of Phoenix, has turned a raw photo of herself with her newborn into a powerful message to other mothers.

Low pressure system anticipated to form in Gulf of Mexico next week

A late-season tropical disturbance could form in the Gulf of Mexico as we close out the month of September.  Computer forecast models have been hinting at the possibility of development since last weekend, but remain very inconsistent in terms of strength and positioning.

Man found dead in burning car in southwest Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead in a burning car in southwest Houston.

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CUTE VIDEO: Little girl makes plea for her parents to be friends

Six-year-old Tiana just wants everyone to be friends. This includes her divorced parents.

Cherish Sherry of Surrey, Canada, posted a video of her daughter's heartfelt advice for her and her ex-husband.

Motorcyclist killed after smashing into SUV in SE Houston

A motorcycle driver was killed Sunday in an accident on Cullen in southeast Houston.

HPD investigating man found dead in Brays Bayou

A man was found dead floating in Brays Bayou Saturday, according to Houston police.

Officials: Several injured when house explodes in Waxahachie

Authorities said several people were injured when a house exploded in North Texas Monday morning.

Man killed after boat flips in Cedar Bayou

One man is dead and several other people, including 3 children, were pitched into the waters of Cedar Bayou on Sunday afternoon.

Pooch survives pot overdose

Pet owners know that dogs will eat just about anything they can get their paws on.

Highway 288 southbound at Reed reopens after multi-vehicle accident

Highway 288 at Reed Road has reopened after a multi-vehicle accident was cleared.

Turkey prices rising and more consumer news

The Thanksgiving turkey will gobble up a bit more of the holiday budget this year.

Apples awarded as most popular fruit among kids

Getting kids to eat their fruit is hard for many parents, but probably not if you try apples.

HPD: Drive-by shooting at southeast Houston gas station

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a shooting at a gas station Monday morning. 

Father, son hope to find owner of missing camera

Fishing is a favorite pastime for the Stevens family.

5 rich Texans donating to support presidential candidates

Jeb Bush and the PAC that supports him have raised $114.6 million, according to election filing data from the first half of this year. Democrat Hillary Clinton is next with $64.3 million and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's support groups are third with $52.1 million.

Woman in custody, charged after SWAT scene ends in southwest Houston

A woman is in custody after she barricaded herself inside an apartment in southwest Houston.

Texas man dies while hiking in Colorado

A 61-year-old man from Austin, Texas, died Saturday while hiking near Estes Park.

Environment group official says Texas water grid should wait

A proposal to study the possibility of a statewide network that would pump water across vast Texas should be sidetracked until more immediate attempts at water conservation are examined, a top official in Texas' largest environmental group says.

19-year-old sentenced to 11 years in teen prostitution case

A 19-year-old Texas Panhandle man must serve 11 years in federal prison for trying to lure a minor into prostitution.

2 killed in wrong-way wreck in northwest Harris County

A man and a woman were killed in a wrong-way accident in northwest Harris County.

Officials: 3 injured, 1 suspect in custody after church shooting in Alabama

Official says 3 people injured, 1 suspect in custody, after church shooting in Alabama.

Galveston taking down homes damaged from Hurricane Ike

Galveston is moving on from repairing and rebuilding homes damaged from Hurricane Ike to demolishing homes left dilapidated by the storm that devastated the Texas coastal island seven years ago this month.

Top Texas land office staffers got large, frequent bonuses

Top staffers at the Texas General Land Office routinely collected cash bonuses worth tens of thousands of dollars despite earning annual salaries exceeding $100,000 under its former commissioner -- and many remained in powerful posts until a major staff shakeup in recent weeks, according to…

DA: Doctor of intoxicated driver accused in fatal crash ran 'pill mill'

A Montgomery County doctor has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a family of four on Sunday.

Texas A&M University System chancellor gets 5-year extension

The chancellor of the Texas A&M University System has agreed to a five-year contract extension increasing his annual base salary to $900,000.

Building damaged after driver runs stop sign, crashes

Two vehicles crashed into a building in Southeast Houston Saturday night, causing a section of the roof to collapse.

Four people rescued from burning yacht off Galveston coast

Four people were rescued from a burning yacht Saturday off the Galveston coast, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Best-selling author Jackie Collins dies at 77

Best-selling author Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her publicist Melody Korenbrot told CNN.

Mothers hold rally over anti-gun sign at Houston Zoo

A group of mothers showed their support for the Houston Zoo on Saturday, after the zoo was forced to take down its "No Guns" signs.

610 W. Loop at Bellaire reopens after fatal three-vehicle wreck

A three-vehicle accident has closed the northbound lanes of the  610 West Loop at Bellaire Boulevard.

Man accused of attempted kidnapping arrested

A man is in custody after an attempted kidnapping Saturday.

Birthday partygoers injured by hit-and-run driver in southwest Houston

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck a group of people outside a quinceanera birthday party after a fight spilled into the parking lot in southwest Houston.

Reward offered for men who robbed SE Houston convenience store

The Houston Police Department is seeking information on two men accused of robbing a business.

Sketch released of robber sought by HPD

Investigators with the Houston Police Department's robbery division released a sketch of a man wanted in a robbery.

Dueling police rallies remain peaceful outside Texas Capitol

An Austin march supporting law enforcement has run into a simultaneous demonstration decrying police brutality outside the Texas Capitol, but both groups were peaceful and respectful.

Texas' historical bridges have charm, but many are obsolete

The narrow metal bridge across the Guadalupe River was built in 1938 and full of picturesque charm -- but it's not very functional for today's traffic needs.

More than 30 illegal immigrants found in 18-wheeler

Authorities have discovered 30-plus people in the country illegally who were locked inside a sweltering 18-wheeler parked at a truck stop south of San Antonio.

Sources: Woman who says she had relationship with Goforth witnessed shooting

A woman who says she had a romantic relationship with Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth witnessed his death, sources told KPRC 2.

Man ejected from pickup truck, killed after drifting off roadway

The Harris County Accident Division began investigating a deadly crash early Saturday in northeast Harris County.

Officer shoots at man fleeing arrest at southeast Houston pool hall

An off-duty officer shot at a suspect Saturday morning at a pool hall in southeast Houston.

Woman arrested during visit to Memorial Hermann Hospital

Protesters came together in the Texas Medical Center to take a stand after an undocumented immigrant was arrested while trying to see a doctor.

Man gets probation in pool death case

Family members of a man electrocuted at a high-end Houston hotel have settled a civil lawsuit with the companies that own and operate the hotel.

Tropical Storm Ida forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

A new tropical storm has formed in the eastern Atlantic, but currently poses no threat to land.

Gaslamp bar releases video addressing allegations of racial discrimination

Gaslamp, a Midtown-area bar, released a video on YouTube addressing allegations of racial discrimination.

Governor: Suspect arrested in Phoenix freeway shootings

A man accused of shooting at vehicles on Phoenix-area freeways was arrested Friday.

Houston mayor puts accused SE apartment slumlord on wanted list

After living without power for more than a week and having their power cut for several weeks in the last month, the families at Crestmont Village Apartment complex in southeast Houston finally got their electricity back Thursday.

One killed in multi-vehicle accident in Cinco Ranch

Sky 2 was over the scene of a fatal crash involving several vehicles at the Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Parkway in Fort Bend county on Friday.

Community supports owner of monkeys quarantined after child bitten at shop

Many people are sounding off in support of a League City popcorn shop owner whose monkeys were quarantined after a woman said one of them bit her 4-year-old son.

Deputy injured in head-on collision while attempting to help man in wheelchair

A Precinct 4 deputy constable was injured in a crash Friday while trying to help a disabled man.

Day care worker charged in 3-month-old's death

A Texas City day care owner has been charged in the death of a 3-month-old.


Man arrested in connection with death of local Marine missing for year

A man is facing murder charges in the shooting death of a former U.S. Marine missing since last year.

Former Marine's accused killer appears in court

A man accused of shooting a former U.S. Marine appeared in court Monday.

Arrest made in Danbury High School field vandalism

The Danbury Police Department arrested a man accused of vandalizing the high school football field.

Police searching for hit-and-run driver

Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman's car and took off.

Unruly passenger causes disturbance onboard plane at Bush IAH

Houston police were called to Bush Intercontinental Airport after an unruly passenger caused a disturbance on a flight, airport officials confirm.

Teen injured in school bus crash speaks with KPRC 2

Brandon Williams, one of the twins seriously injured in Tuesday's school bus crash that killed two students, spoke with KPRC 2 in an exclusive interview.

ATF, HPD raid small south side Houston business

Law enforcement officials raided a small business on Houston's south side as part of a federal firearms investigation.

Pct. 4 deputy constable involved in car accident

Sky 2 is over the scene of a second crash Friday involving a deputy with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

New details about man accused of killing Deputy Darren Goforth

KPRC 2 has new details in the investigation into the murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth.

Sketch released of man accused of robbing postal worker

The Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers are searching for a man who robbed a postal worker, and have released a sketch of the criminal.

Man caught on camera trying to use stolen credit card

The Harris County District Attorney's Office is seeking information about a man accused of credit card abuse and theft.

HPD seeks information on driver accused of striking pedestrian

The Houston Police Department's vehicular crimes division is seeking information about a driver accused in a hit-and-run accident.

HPD: 1 dead, 1 hurt after thief shoots, steals resident's car in SW Houston

A suspect is on the loose after he shot and killed a man, wounded a woman and then stole their car in southwest Houston, according to police.

SWAT: Man barricaded inside home in Missouri City

Missouri City police have surrounded a home where a man barricaded himself inside following sort some of family disturbance.

CVS employee accused of assaulting man at store

A CVS employee is facing charges after an altercation with a customer.

Teen killed in crash along Gulf Freeway feeder road

Houston police are investigating a crash that killed a 19-year-old in southeast Houston Thursday morning.
The crash happened in the 8800 block of the Gulf Freeway  service road about 5:40 a.m.

1 dead after shooting at SE Houston apartment complex

One person is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in southeast Houston.

METRORail from Palm Center to MacGregor suspended due to fatal accident

METRORail service  from the Palm Center Transit Center to MacGregor has been temporarily suspended due to a fatal accident.

Caught on video: Teen charged with attempted murder after fight on campus

A Frederick Douglass high school football player has been charged as an adult with attempted murder after he was caught on camera beating up another student.

Treasurer of youth baseball league facing charges

A treasurer of a youth baseball league is facing charges after allegedly stealing money.

League City Parkway EB shut down after man fatally struck by car

The League City Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Friday morning. 

Law enforcement thanks community for support

Community leaders and law enforcement officials will be thanking the citizens of Houston and Harris County for their overwhelming support in recent weeks and over the years. The news conference will be held at 10 a.m. Watch the livestream on

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FAMU settles with family of drum major who died after hazing

Florida A&M University has reached a settlement with the family of a drum major who died after being hazed by fellow band members.

Bond raised for driver charged after SUV smashes into big rig

A judge has raised the bond of a driver who smashed his sport utility vehicle into a big rig and flipped off Highway 225 East at Highway 146 on Wednesday in La Porte. He has been charged with intoxication assault.

All SB lanes of 288 at Almeda School Road have reopen after 18-wheeler crash

All southbound lanes of Highway 288 at Almeda School Road have reopen after an 18-wheeler accident shut down the highway.

Two men hurt in SW Houston shootout

Robbery detectives with the Houston Police Department are investigating a double shooting in Southwest Houston.

Bear cub caught playing in hammock

A bear cub in Colorado is becoming a big sensation after it was caught trying to get onto a hammock.

Broken fire hydrant leaking large amounts of water onto 290 EB feeder at Concord

A broken fire hydrant is leaking large amounts of water onto the inbound feeder road of Highway 290 near Concord Park Drive Thursday morning.

All SB lanes of U.S. 59 at Reading reopen after crash

All southbound lanes of U.S. 59 at Reading Road are reopen after a two-vehicle accident shut down the highway.

Man says dog was stolen, euthanized

A northwest Houston man said a group of people took his beloved dog from his home in Oak Forest and had him euthanized.

Casino free to regulate waitresses' weight, court rules

A casino can regulate the weight of its cocktail waitresses, an appeals panel ruled Thursday.

Homeowners: Surge protector sparks fires instead of preventing them

Surge protectors are supposed to protect electronic devices from electrical spikes, but consumer expert Amy Davis has a warning about one type of surge protector homeowners said is actually starting fires instead of preventing them.

Video released of officers pursuing man who killed self during standoff

League City police have released dash-cam video from one of their patrol cars that shows officers pursuing a 30-year-old man.

HPD seek public's help identifying suspects in fatal shooting

Investigators from the Houston Police Department's Homicide Division will join family members and friends in asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in the May 6 fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy.

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Crews repair water main break near Meyerland

Crews have repaired a damaged water main line near the Meyerland area that caused residents, schools and businesses to experience low water pressure Thursday afternoon.

1 in custody, another injured after chase ends in northwest Harris County

A woman was injured after she was hit by another woman who led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle in northwest Harris County.

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Galveston police chief on paid leave amid employment issue

The police chief in Galveston has been suspended with pay amid an employment-related investigation.

Disabled man made honorary Bay City police officer for a day

This week the Bay City Police Department added a new member who is perhaps its biggest fan.

Convicted serial rapist in Sunnyside area sentenced to life in prison

A man who was linked to a string of sexual assaults in the Sunnyside area has learned his fate: Herman Whitfield, 44, has been sentenced to serve life in prison.

Investigation into deadly bus crash continues; memorial grows

Two days after the deadly Houston Independent School District bus crash, the investigation continues and the memorial where it happened is growing.

Dozens of tenants without power at SE Houston apartment complex

Dozens of tenants are living in the dark Thursday night because of something the owners of their apartment complex did or didn't do, in this case.

Restaurant Report Card: This week's worst karaoke bars and grocery stores

From karaoke bars to Houston grocery stores, health inspectors made the rounds. Consumer expert Amy Davis reviewed hundreds of reports and handpicked some of the worst for this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Gunman sought in Galveston shooting

Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting a 36-year-old man Wednesday night in the 1000 block of Avenue L.

5 crooks smash into business, steal safe

Police release new surveillance video of a smash and grab, in the hopes of tracking down the crooks responsible.

Father of teen killed in bus crash speaks to KPRC 2

Father of Janecia Chatman, the 14-year-old killed in a Houston Independent School District bus crash earlier this week, speaks for the first time, only to KPRC 2.

Reward offered for information about thieves targeting cars in day care parking lots

The Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for help catching thieves who are breaking into vehicles in day care center parking lots.

Houston area gets new tool to fight drug use, manufacturing

Members of the Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area gathered Thursday to announce a new initiative in combating drug-related problems in southeast Texas.

Photo released of man wanted in connection with Kingwood car burglaries

The Houston Police Department released a surveillance image of a man it believes is responsible for a rash of car burglaries.

Clear Brook H.S. temporarily evacuated due to fire at nearby gun range

Students at Clear Brook High School were temporarily evacuated Thursday morning due to a fire at a nearby gun range, according to Friendswood police.

Murder charges filed against man in double shooting at gas station

A man has been charged with murder after a double shooting at a north Houston gas station.

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Bowe Bergdahl hearing begins to determine military trial

A hearing has begun to determine if Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face a military trial for leaving his post in Afghanistan in June 2009.

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Rescuers release 6 rehabilitated turtles into Gulf of Mexico

A loggerhead turtle with a hook in her throat dwindled to 70 pounds before weeks of care and her eventual return to the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas, nationwide retail gasoline prices continue to fall

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the U.S. continue to fall as summer ends.

White House botches birthday letter

The White House wished Benjamin Shosted a happy 101st birthday.

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#NursesUnite against 'The View'

Nurses across social media are up in collective arms after comments made on "The View" about a Miss America contestant.

Guardrail in fatal school bus crash did not meet standards

Channel 2 Investigates has reviewed a federal government database that rates the section of guardrail where a school bus left a Houston highway, killing two students, as unacceptable.

Charges filed against man accused of fatally stabbing co-worker in east Houston

Charges have been filed against a man accused of fatally stabbing a co-worker Wednesday at their workplace in east Houston.


'Turd Ferguson' makes it to real 'Jeopardy'

If there is a trolling hall of fame, Talia Lavin deserves to be inducted.


HISD bus drivers union calling for mandatory seat belts after deadly crash

The president of the Houston Independent School District bus drivers union is calling on the district to make seat belts mandatory on all buses, following Tuesday's deadly crash. Watch the livestream on at 9 a.m.

HPD: Man arrested after leading police on wild chase in SE Houston

Police said a man crashed into a parked car after police tried to pull him over for a traffic violation in southeast Houston.

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J.J. Watt reveals he has been 'unsuccessful' at dating

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has no trouble being in the spotlight. He's been recognized for his talent on the field, his charity work, his charisma and his many commercials.

Amber Alert canceled after Pasadena girl, 13, found safe

The Texas Center for the Missing has confirmed a missing 13-year-old Pasadena girl has been found safely after an Amber Alert was issued Thursday.

HPD: Woman on the run after shooting man in north Houston

Police are searching for a woman who fled after shooting a man in north Houston Thursday morning.


AT&T to ease throttling on unlimited data plan and other business news

AT&T’s "unlimited" data plan is about to be a lot less limiting.

School overtaken by bunnies

They're small, cuddly and adorable but people in a small town are tired of bunnies that have overrun their school.

Multi-vehicle crash sends 3 to hospital

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man slammed into the back of a car stopped at a red light and caused a serious multi-vehicle accident Thursday morning.

Twins injured in school bus crash remain in ICU at Texas Children's Hospital

Twins who were injured in a school bus crash that killed two students Tuesday morning are recovering at Texas Children's Hospital, where they remain in ICU. A family spokesperson said at a news conference Wednesday that Brandon and Lakeshia Williams are doing "as good as can be expected."

Hiring firefighters to help assemble furniture

Many firefighters are trained to respond to medical issues, can fight fires and are able to solve problems quickly, but what some people may not expect is that they can assemble furniture, too.

Houstonians react to second Republican presidential primary debate

Local Republicans gathered Wednesday night to watch the second Republican Presidential Primary debate.


Ex-lover spat leads to shooting in southeast Houston

A man was shot multiple times in the head by his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend at an apartment complex in southeast Houston, according to police.

2 in custody after police chase ends in northeast Houston

Two men are in custody after they led police on a chase in northeast Houston.

Humble student says she was followed on way to school

The principal of Riverwood Middle School in Humble issued a letter to families after a sixth-grade student said she was followed by a man on a bicycle on her way to school Wednesday morning.

Water bills, use on the rise around Houston area

From Spring to Spring Branch and Sienna Plantation to southwest Houston, residents have said their water bill and reported use has skyrocketed in the last few weeks.

Woman found dead near former convenience store ID'd

Police have identified a woman whose body was found July 27 near a former convenience store.

Some Texas firefighters told not to wear uniforms after threats

Some Texas firefighters are being told not to wear uniforms for fear of being targeted following a threat in Houston.

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14-year-old Muslim student arrested after creating homemade clock

A 14-year-old Muslim boy has been arrested in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb.

Deputies refuse to provide security at Gaslamp bar in Midtown

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says its deputies will not be providing security at a Midtown bar after allegations of racial discrimination.

Mother of teen killed in school bus crash plans to file lawsuit

The mother of a teen who was killed in a tragic school bus crash Tuesday is planning to file a lawsuit.

Houston man on death row 35 years loses appeal

The state's highest criminal court has upheld the death sentence of one of Texas' longest-serving death row inmates.

NASA relates real projects to upcoming film 'The Martian'

At NASA's Johnson Space Center on Tuesday, the space agency tried to link the science and strategy portrayed in the movie, which is set in the near future, with the real life projects being worked on in Houston.

Police identify body of woman found along Galveston Seawall

Galveston police have identified a woman whose body was found along the Seawall early Monday.

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Houston Rockets unveil new alternate uniforms

The Houston Rockets unveil the team's new alternate uniforms Tuesday night at a private event for season ticket holders at the House of Blues downtown, along with their 2015-16 marketing campaign.

Celebration of life service held for 2 teens killed in school bus crash

Two teen girls killed in a school bus crash were remembered at Furr High School during a celebration of life memorial service on Wednesday morning.

Investigation continues after 2 students killed in school bus crash

Two students were killed and two others and a bus driver were injured Tuesday when a school bus went over the 610 South Loop after being struck by another vehicle, Houston Independent School District officials confirm.


Whataburger fires worker who refused to serve 2 officers

Whataburger has fired a worker who refused to serve two off-duty, in-uniform law enforcement officers who stopped at a Dallas-area restaurant.

HPD: 1 person fatally stabbed at warehouse in east Houston

Police are investigating after one person was fatally stabbed in east Houston Wednesday morning.

Police search for armed and dangerous suspect

Police are searching for a man wanted in a family violence incident reported back in July. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Man accused of posing as Spring firefighter to collect money

A man has been arrested and charged after posing as a firefighter and collecting money, authorities said.

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Caught on camera: Disturbing video shows 49ers fans beating up Vikings fan

In a disturbing attack caught on video, multiple 49ers fans punched and kicked a lone Vikings fan outside Levi’s Stadium after last night’s game.


Bexar County, deputies sued in fatal shooting of man caught on video

Relatives have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the fatal shooting of a South Texas man by two deputies while both of his hands were raised. A second video shows the man holding a knife.

DPS Trooper injured after vehicle struck by passing motorist during traffic stop

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was injured Wednesday after his patrol vehicle was struck by another driver during a traffic stop.

Chili's donating sales on Wednesday to The 100 Club in honor of Deputy Goforth

Texas-based restaurant chain Chili's is hosting a Give Back event on Wednesday with 15 percent of sales donated to The 100 Club in honor of fallen Deputy Darren Goforth.

Tropical Depression No. 9 forms in central Atlantic Ocean

Weather forecasters say a new tropical depression has formed far from land in the central Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters reported it currently poses no threat to land.

Ohio mother posts picture of family with deceased husband

A mother in Cincinnati, Ohio posted a picture on Facebook that included her entire family, including her deceased husband.

HPD: Driver flees after striking, killing woman walking in Galleria area

Houston police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian in the Galleria area Wednesday morning.

Convicted rapist out on parole accused of luring underage girl for sex

A man out on parole for rape is accused of committing a similar crime this month.

Man hospitalized after explosion, fire at northwest Harris County home

A man was injured early Wednesday after a fire broke out at his northwest Harris County home.

18-wheeler snaps power pole after crash, live wires fall on METRORail track

METRORail services along Fulton and Patton in north Houston were temporarily suspended Wednesday morning after an 18-wheeler accident in the area.

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Caught on video: High school football player hits opponenent with helmet

An investigation is underway after a New Jersey high school football player was caught on video ripping the helmet off a player on the opposing team and hitting him with it.

5 mistakes parents make with kids, car seats

We are halfway through National Child Passenger Safety Week. It's a good time for parents and caregivers to brush up on laws and recommendations from safety advocates about keeping your kids safe on the road. There are five mistakes most parents make with car seats.


Late-night munchies? Try these healthy alternatives

Everyone loves a late-night snack, but that doesn’t mean they should chow down on a slice of pizza or bowl of ice cream.

PD: Knife-wielding suspect critically stabs man in SW Houston

Houston police are searching for a knife-wielding suspect after a man was stabbed at an apartment complex Tuesday night.

Fireworks accidentally set off after Royals home run in Cleveland

The fireworks guy at Progressive Field is embarrassed by a mistake that is being seen around the world.

Fight leads to fatal shooting at gas station in north Houston

A fight between two men led to a deadly exchange of gunfire outside a gas station in north Houston.

Longer, heavier semitruck trailers proposed

Semitrucks with dual trailers could get longer and heavier if two bills make their way through the federal government.

Ex-husband of bus driver speaks to KPRC 2

The ex-husband of the bus driver involved in a deadly accident Tuesday speaks to KPRC  2.

Precinct 4 Constable's Office adds fifth K-9 officer

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is welcoming a new K-9 officer.

Safety inside school buses in Houston area

The Houston Independent School District said the driver behind the wheel during Tuesday's deadly crash has been with the district for about three years and has a clean driving record.

Park renamed for fallen Deputy Darren Goforth

Harris County commissioners voted Tuesday to rename Horsepen Creek Park to Deputy Darren Goforth Park.

Man pleads to hate crime torture of gay man

One of two south Texas men indicted on federal hate-crime charges for the March 2012 torture of a gay African-American man in Corpus Christi has pleaded guilty.

Schools coping with deaths of students in bus crash

Grief counselors have been on hand at Furr High School trying to help students process the tragedy.

Two persons of interest named after man fatally shot in Conroe

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation after a man was fatally shot.

Settlement reached in Robbie Tolan civil lawsuit vs. city of Bellaire

A settlement has been reached in the civil rights case of Robbie Tolan, who was shot in front of his parents' home by a Bellaire police officer.

Police led on chase in southwest Houston, baby in car

A man is in custody after leading police on a chase with his 1-year-old daughter in his car in southwest Houston on Tuesday.

Fire crews respond to house fire in northwest Harris County

The Klein Volunteer Fire Department is responding to a fully-involved house fire in the 9700 block of Sugar Tree Court on Monday.

Fundraiser to be held for deputy constable struck by vehicle

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is hosting a fundraiser for a deputy constable who is recovering from an accident where he was hit by a car.

Man accused of robbing 70-year-old man stopped at red light

A Houston man is in police custody after allegedly robbing a 70-year-old.

Woman accused of throwing cellphone at 12-year-old son

A woman accused of hitting her son with a cellphone was arrested Sunday.

La Porte police seeking men who robbed gas station

The La Porte Police Department released video Tuesday of two men armed with a pry bar and sledgehammer robbing a gas station.

Beaumont hosts 'Dogtoberfest' for furry friends

Attention big barkers and little yappers! It’s time to mark your social canine calendar for Saturday, October 10, 2015, for Dogtoberfest! Bring your leash, your family and your favorite little four-legged folks to downtown Beaumont from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No cats please!BEAUMONT, Texas

79-year-old man focus of marijuana bust in Galveston County

Galveston police arrested a man wanted for marijuana distribution Monday.

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Man looking for cocaine accidentally texts narcotics officer

A Florida man looking for drugs accidentally texted a narcotics officer.

Galveston County deputy fired in inmate sex investigation

A Galveston County sheriff's deputy has been fired after being accused of having sex with a female inmate.

Trial underway for pediatric nurse accused of poisoning daughter with salt

The trial is underway for a former pediatric nurse at Texas Children's Hospital who is accused of repeatedly poisoning her daughter with salt.

HISD board to begin search for new superintendent

The Houston ISD School Board met Tuesday morning to talk about the resignation of superintendent Dr. Terry Grier and who will be his successor.

As Seen on TV: Wonki Wands

Parents get roped into buying a lot of products our kids see on TV. The commercials are strategically placed in cartoons and popular kid's shows. Consumer expert Amy Davis is putting Wonki Wands to the test for "As Seen on TV Tuesday."

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Cute video alert! Baby fake cries while dad cuts her nails

Video of a baby girl fake crying while her dad is trimming her nails is going viral.

Astronaut Scott Kelly reaches halfway point of his year in space

Astronaut Scott Kelly is excited after hitting the halfway point in his year-long mission on the International Space Station.


Scammers target job seekers and other consumer news

Thieves are targeting job seekers in a new kind of scam.

Childless actress describes herself as a parent

A 'Sex and the City' actress is redefining motherhood.

Motorist captures portion of police chase on cellphone camera

Police have a bank robbery suspect in custody after a chase that ended in north Houston.

Donald Trump in Dallas for campaign event

With his poll numbers soaring, Donald Trump takes his campaign to Texas for a rally Monday evening in downtown Dallas.

KPRC 2's James Starks tries 'American Ninja Warrior' course

The historic season finale of "American Ninja Warrior" aired on Channel 2, showcasing the strength, endurance and dedication of this year's contestants.

Vigil held for man killed in front of wife, daughter during robbery

The Houston Police Department is investigating after two men shot each other to death during a robbery in a car outside an ice cream shop on Sunday.

Trio accused of targeting bank customers arrested

The Houston Police Department's Northeast Tactical Unit may have taken one of the state's most wanted thieves off the streets after an arrest of three people in Pearland on Monday.

UH student robbed near campus

The University of Houston Police Department said three men robbed a student near campus Monday.

Vandals damage football field at Danbury High School

Police are looking for the vandals who damaged the football field at Danbury High School over the weekend.

Fugitives accused of animal cruelty sought by Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of Houston is seeking information on four men accused of animal cruelty.

Dropping gas prices impact on Houston

The average price of gas is dropping in cities across the country and Houston is no exception.

Deputy Goforth's widow shares story of tattoo tribute

The wife of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth's is speaking publicly for the first time since his tragic killing. She spoke out through a tribute video after getting a tattoo in his honor.

Owner of puppies rescued from fire has prior citations

Channel 2 Investigates has learned the fate of 30 puppies rescued from a house fire last month near the University of Houston.

Chase ends at Bellaire and Stella Link after Sugar Land bank robbery

One man is in custody after a bank robbery in Sugar Land and a police chase that ended at Bellaire Boulevard and Stella Link Road on Monday.

Man helping fight cancer in Ironman competition

A Houston man is going the extra mile for a good cause.

Body of missing kayaker found in Buffalo Bayou, Texas EquuSearch says

The body of missing kayaker Jason Boyle has been found, according to Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch. The body was found around 11 a.m. in the bayou behind the River Oaks Country Club.

Gang of shoplifters target Friendswood Kroger, get caught

Friendswood police arrest three men accused of stealing from a Kroger.

House fire in northeast Houston under investigation

Firefighters are investigating after a fire gutted a house in northeast Houston.

Information sought on man accused of burglary, credit card abuse

Investigators from the Harris County District Attorney's Office are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for credit card abuse and burglary of a motor vehicle.

Small south Texas town upset about oil and gas waste dump

The small south Texas town of Nordheim, population 307, is none too happy about the prospect of oil and gas drilling waste -- enough to fill the Empire State Building -- getting buried in its backyard.

Chemical leak at plant near Pasadena

Emergency crews are on the scene of a chemical leak at a chemical manufacturing plant near Pasadena. Flint Hills Resources said there is no impact to the public.

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Watch: Texas cheerleaders' 9/11 anniversary routine gets mixed reactions

A Sept. 11 tribute cheer routine by some Texas cheerleaders is getting mixed reactions on the Internet.

Wanted man found in southeast Texas, killed by officers

Officials say a man accused of carjacking a motorist and stealing a sheriff's office sport utility vehicle in East Texas was shot to death by authorities in Southeast Texas after brandishing a firearm and trying to run over officers while attempting to flee.

Car plows into Spec's Liquor in west Harris County

Deputies are at a Spec's Liquor in west Harris County after a driver crashed through the front of the store Monday morning.

Police searching for attempted robber

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for help catching a woman who threatened a convenience store clerk.

Students temporarily evacuated at Cinco Ranch High School due to pepper spray

Students at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy are being evacuated due to pepper spray in the air, Katy ISD officials confirm.

Best toilet paper for your buck

Excuse us while we use some potty words. We're going into the bathroom to talk toilet paper.

Body found near search for man missing from sailboat in Galveston Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body matching the description of a man who disappeared off his boat near San Leon.

Man found dead in White Oak Bayou near downtown

A man was found dead in White Oak Bayou near downtown.

Defense attorney speaks on woman's claim of relationship with deputy

An attorney for the man accused of killing Deputy Darren Goforth addressed the release of court documents revealing that a female witness to the shooting claimed to have a relationship with the deputy, and the impact it could have on the case.

League City PD: Controlled burn underway near Anahuac

Anyone seeing or smelling smoke in the League City area, there is no need for concern.  League City police confirm there is a controlled burn underway near Anahuac and the wind is blowing the smoke around.

AWWW! Photo of rain-soaked dad protecting son goes viral

A photo of a father who put his child before himself has taken the Internet by storm.

Soldiers in uniform pose for photo to 'normalize breastfeeding'

There were no lactation rooms or dedicated spaces for breastfeeding mothers when Tara Ruby was on active duty in the Air Force from 1997 to 2001.

San Antonio high school football player shoves referee during game

Another San Antonio high school football player is in the spotlight after shoving an official during a game.

High school football player runs for 722 yards, 10 touchdowns

Journey Brown ran for 722 yards and 10 touchdowns and Meadville outscored DuBois 107-90 in a high school football game Friday night.

FDA approves filler for 'Five-Minute Facelift'

Saggy cheeks, jowls and deep laugh lines can be the telltale signs of aging, but the US Food and Drug Administration has now approved a product that instantly taps into the fountain of youth.

Police: Woman steals dead man's wallet

Carol Wood is still in disbelief over the death of her husband and how one person made the day he died even worse.

PD: Son pistol whips father in northeast Houston

Houston police are searching for a man who is accused of assaulting his father with a pistol Sunday night.

Craig Sager speaks about cancer battle, family

He has been a fixture on NBA sidelines for three decades -- sports reporter Craig Sager showed KPRC a side of him that usually doesn't appear in front of the camera.

About 2,500 same-sex marriage licenses issued in Texas

Texas has issued an estimated 2,500 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since the practice was legalized, nearly 6 percent off all marriage licenses statewide, according to state estimates.

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of man in car

A 16-year-old has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man riding in the backseat of a sport utility vehicle.

Fourth inmate dies after prisoner clash at Oklahoma prison

Three inmates were stabbed to death during an attack or fight at an Oklahoma prison and a fourth died of his injuries overnight, an official said Sunday.

3 arrested in copycat incidents of Phoenix freeway shootings

Authorities have arrested three teenagers for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but say they are not related to a recent string of in Phoenix-area freeway shootings.

Galveston in home stretch on Hurricane Ike recovery projects

Seven years after Hurricane Ike, Galveston is in the homestretch of completing its federally funded recovery projects, though city officials say it will still be years until they are all finished.

Texans fans prepare for season opener at NRG Stadium

Texans fans are getting ready at NRG Stadium Sunday as the team prepares to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Woman hit by SUV after running in front of oncoming traffic

A 20-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was hit by a car while trying to cross a street late Saturday.

Woman driving antique car hit in wreck in NW Harris County

A 72-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was hit while driving her antique car in northwest Harris County.

Man robbed, shot outside club in east Houston

A man was taken to the hospital Sunday after he was robbed and shot in the hand outside a nightclub in east Houston.

Accused serial killer speaks from jail

Jamie Lee Walter, a man linked to four murders, spoke to Channel 2 News behind bars Saturday.

Community members gather for march in memory of Deputy Goforth

Tens of thousands of people came out to take part in a march to honor first responders and the memory of Deputy Darren Goforth on Saturday morning along the Sam Houston Tollway in northwest Harris County.