Learning how to transform the Astrodome by touring a German resort

Harris County officials said two of the main things they learned by touring a tropical resort south of Berlin is plant life can thrive in an indoor setting, and, what they need to do to change the Astrodome to make that possible.

How to survive a home invasion

It's the middle of the night and your house is being invaded by armed men with guns who plan to take you hostage and take what they want. What are you going to do now?

Woman's missing dog found 2 years later

It's a reunion between owner and pet two years in the making. Tuesday evening, Lauren Bates of The Woodlands is set to see her 8-year-old pup Jessie for the first time since 2013.

Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday.  Authorities are holding a news conference at 10 a.m. to provide the latest updates.  Watch…

Garland gunman's grandmother speaks out

Channel 2 Investigates has learned one of the suspects in a failed terrorist attack in Garland spent a lot of time in a tiny town not far from Houston called Garwood.

Good Samaritan missing after alleged drunk driver plows into crash scene

Authorities are searching for a good Samaritan who was helping a crash victim, then possibly went over a bridge and into a river when an alleged drunk driver plowed into the accident scene.

Waller man wins $1 million on $20 lottery ticket

A man from Waller may soon have family and friends coming out of the woodwork.

Man charged in deadly apartment shooting

A man accused of shooting and killing someone at a Katy apartment was in court Monday.

Customs agents find cocaine in man's underwear at JFK airport

U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's JFK Airport made quite the discovery April 16.

How schools deal with medical emergencies on campus

Parents across several school districts are wondering what steps their children's schools have taken to react quickly during a medical  emergency.

Woman says Lifetime Fitness masseur crossed the line

A woman who went for a massage at a popular gym said her masseur crossed the line.

School districts often rent out facilities to unaffiliated groups

School districts in the Houston area commonly rent their facilities to unaffiliated groups, Channel 2 Investigates found.

Happy couple weds in front of Municipal Court building despite power outage

A power outage at the City of Houston Municipal Court building in downtown Houston caused plenty of chaos and confusion Monday morning, but one happy couple did not let that put a damper or delay on their wedding day.

Kidnapping suspect shot in head during police shootout

A kidnapping suspect was very seriously wounded after trading shots with Alvin police officers in the middle of the street Monday morning.

Major water main break in NW Houston

A water main break at West Tidwell and T.C. Jester on the northwest side of town is causing a traffic slowdown.

Gov. Abbott: Criticism of State Guard request overblown

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott pushed back Monday against criticism of him asking the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise that some believe is a government conspiracy to launch a hostile takeover of Texas.

How fire departments use canines in arson cases

It's National Arson Awareness Week and the theme is "Accelerant Detection -- Canines Sniffing Out Arson."

Grief counselors on hand after death of student who collapsed in gym class

Students are back at Pasadena High School after a 16-year-old died suddenly Friday.  Eric Medina collapsed during a gym class workout.

Truck fuel spill shuts down service road on I-45

Police said an 18-wheeler struck a fire hydrant, which sprung a fuel leak on Interstate 45 and Little York Road on Monday.

Reward offered in deadly hit-and-run that killed 12-year-old

Multiple cars hit a Crosby Middle School student, but only one driver stopped to help him.

Humble ISD takes top honor at H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards

The Humble Independent School District won the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award in the 2015 Large District category at an awards ceremony Sunday.

Southbound side of Fred Hartman Bridge reopened

The southbound direction of the Fred Hartman bridge has reopened after it was closed for several hours because of a disturbance on the bridge.

HPD rules fatal shooting of 22-year-old man an accident

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that is being ruled an accident.

Offshore Technology Conference kicks off at NRG Park

Professionals from all over the energy industry are in Houston attending the Offshore Technology Conference.

Man gets 55-year sentence for violent home invasion robbery in Sugar Land

A man who prosecutors said terrorized a family at gunpoint during a home invasion five years ago was sentenced last week to 55 years in prison.

Ebola victim's family underwhelmed by hospital efforts

The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. says it is underwhelmed by a Dallas hospital's efforts to fulfill a settlement agreement to combat the disease in Africa.

Firefighters battle large house fire in southwest Houston

Firefighters were on the scene of a large house fire in southwest Houston Monday morning.

Doctors warn against 'Kylie Jenner Challenge'

You may have heard of the Kylie Jenner Challenge on Twitter.  Houston doctors say this quest for pouty lips is a dangerous trend with potentially permanent consequences.

Hummer slams into power pole, knocks out power in Pearland

An accident in Brazoria County has knocked out power for much of the west side of Pearland.

Galveston Ferry operations resume after crews search for man overboard

All Ferry operations in Galveston have resumed after a man reportedly jumped overboard from one of the ferry boats Monday morning, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

All-clear given after suspicious substance investigation at DA's Office

The all-clear has been given after Hazmat investigated a suspicious substance found in an envelope at the District Attorney's office.

HPD investigating homicide in south Houston

One man is dead after a shooting Sunday in the 5000 block of Reed Road.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Lundyn Davis

Congratulations to Lundyn Davis, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

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How to eat healthier, save time at the grocery store

It's hard for many working families to prepare a home cooked meal five nights a week, but now there is help from local grocery stores.

American Express launches cross-company loyalty program

American Express is rolling out a new loyalty program, that doesn’t require an Amex card.

Vigil held for fallen 16-year-old Pasadena student

Hundreds of Pasadena High School students, teachers and coaches paid tribute to 16-year-old Eric Medina on Sunday.

Motorcyclist arrested after leading police on chase in southwest Houston

A motorcyclist is behind bars, accused of taking police on a chase through southwest Houston.

Firefighters battle car fire in apartment complex parking garage

A car fire inside the parking garage of an apartment complex in southeast Houston forced residents to evacuate early Monday.

Two deaths in Richmond linked to bad drugs

Police say two have died as a result of a bad batch of drugs.

Former Oiler, architect join Emmett in Berlin

A board member with the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation and the facilities consultant for NRG Park have joined Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on his trip to Germany.

Woman headed to court Monday on stalking charges

A woman accused of helping her family murder her sister's friend will be in court Monday.

Officer: Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

A provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.

FAA: Green laser lights struck 2 small planes in North Texas

A green laser struck two small planes overnight in Dallas, raising safety concerns in an incident that can be prosecuted as a federal crime.

Coast Guard arrests men for illegally fishing in U.S. waters

The Coast Guard arrested three men and seized two fishing boats in waters off south Texas on Friday.

Local kids embrace entreprenurial experience of National Lemonade Day

Dozens of local children are getting first-hand experience in business and giving back for National Lemonade Day on Sunday.

Grading controversy at Westbury High School

A substitute teacher at Westbury High School is accusing the principal of ordering her to change failing marks to passing grades.

Police seek public's help to find robber

Houston police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help to find the man who robbed a fast food restaurant in March. 

Deputy rescues man who drove pickup into Brays Bayou

A deputy rescued a man who drove his pickup into Brays Bayou early Sunday morning, according to Harris County Constable Precinct 7. 

Driver dies after crashing into truck in Northwest Harris County

Authorities are investigating a deadly crash in Northwest Harris County.

6 people injured after shooting outside club

Half a dozen people are recovering after a drive-by shooting in Midtown Saturday night.

Teenager, 14, shot outside Main Event Entertainment in Stafford

Officers are trying to figure out what led up to a 14-year-old getting shot outside Main Event Entertainment in Stafford Saturday.

Catalytic converter theft caught on camera

A man was caught on camera stealing a catalytic converter from a strip center on Interstate 10 near Beltway 8.

Astrodome solutions sought in Germany

A 700,000-square-foot Tropical Islands resort is where Harris County Judge Ed Emmett is hoping to find business solutions that can be applied to the Astrodome.

Woman, firefighter hospitalized after blaze in Texas City

A firefighter and a woman have been hospitalized after a house fire in Texas City.

Community honors boy, 6, killed in crash

Joshua Medrano was killed last weekend when an alleged drunk driver ran a red light, then slammed into the car he was riding in with his mother.

Rosenberg PD arrests man accused of burglarizing business

The Rosenberg Police Department arrested a man who allegedly broke into a building Saturday morning.

Texans add 2 players on offense, 2 on defense as draft wraps

Houston's aggressive approach on the second day of the NFL draft has left the Texans thin on picks entering the final day of the draft.

3 killed in SE Houston house fire

Investigators are trying to to determine what started a house fire that killed two adults and a child Friday night. 

Teen hospitalized after junior bull-riding competition

A teen takes part in a bull-riding competition and gets seriously hurt.

Person rescued after 50-foot fall in ship's cargo hold

A person was rescued from a ship's cargo hold with a stokes basket after a 50-foot fall on Friday night. 

Funeral held for mother killed trying to fight off armed robber

A funeral was held Saturday morning for a 40-year-old mother died who was killed when she tried to fight off an armed robber outside her apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Pickup truck slams into police cruiser in Northwest Houston

Two car wrecks happen at the same spot in Northwest Houston, and one of them involves a police officer.

UPS driver caught taking up handicapped parking spots

A tense confrontation over a parking spot was captured on cellphone video and sent to Channel 2.

It's a girl for Britain's Kate and William

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth at 8:34 a.m. Saturday to a baby girl, according to Kensington Palace.

J.J. Watt hosts Charity Classic softball game

J.J. Watt and his Texans teammates put on a show for more than 7,000 people Friday at Constellation Field.

How to break out of debt prison

Student loans, credit cards, department store balances are all bills that can bury a family in years of debt that can seem impossible to escape. But there is a path to financial freedom.

County judge arrives in Berlin in search of Astrodome solutions

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett arrived in Berlin early Friday on a trip to visit a resort that potentially holds solutions for repurposing the Astrodome.

Apartment residents warned about balconies

A River Oaks apartment complex is warning residents not to use their balconies because of a potential glitch with the rails.

Woman hospitalized after stabbing at soccer game

Paramedics rushed a woman to a hospital after she was stabbed Friday.

Wreck involving 18-wheeler closes eastbound lanes of 290 at Eldridge Parkway

An accident involving an 18-wheeler closed the eastbound main lanes of Highway 290 at the Eldridge Parkway on Friday.

Temporary fix for sinkhole in southeast Houston

Police have put metal boarding over a sinkhole Friday on Munger Street in southeast Houston as a temporary fix.

90-year-old crossing guard in Angleton to retire

For 22 years, students at Northside Elementary School have been greeted with smiles, waves and a few good jokes by crossing guard Billie Crowell.

Pasadena High School student dies after collapsing in P.E. class

A 16-year-old male student died after collapsing during P.E. class at Pasadena High School Friday morning.

Alleged hit list by family accused in honor killing revealed in court

Channel 2 Investigates has learned there is a possible hit list in the case against a family facing murder charges.

Man's death in house fire ruled homicide

A deadly house fire in La Marque is now ruled a homicide.

New rules for rail car safety

New rules are coming to make rail transportation of oil and other hazardous liquids safer.

Houston leaders react to charges against Baltimore police officers

Houston community activist Deric Muhammad speaks on the pressing of charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

Church burglarized during remodel

The Posada family started Comunidad Christiana Sobre La Roca about 15 years ago. The church started out in the family's living room and now they have grown to a 2-acre piece of property on Chippewa Boulevard.

Firefighters control multi-alarm fire at Seabrook hotel

Firefighters got a first look Friday at damage caused by a fire that gutted the Hampton Inn on NASA Road 1 in Seabrook.

Preservationists ask for federal help in Freedmen's Town brick battle

The federal government could get involved in the fight over the bricks in Freedmen's Town.

Pickup truck slams into Top Gun shooting range

Police are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary at Top Gun shooting range in southwest Houston.

HCSO: Man found shot in head near park in Channelview

A man was found shot in the back of the head near Meadowbrook Park in Channelview, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

HPD seeking information on fugitive linked to robbery

The Houston Police Department's robbery division is looking for a fugitive.

Freebie Friday: Sweet deals for Houstonians

There’s a bevy of sweet deals for Houstonians to sink their teeth into over the weekend.

HPD: Employee shoots, kills would-be robber in east Houston

A would-be robber was shot and killed by a store employee in east Houston.

Man's body found burned inside car in northeast Houston

A man's body was found burned inside a car in northeast Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Police ask for public's help in locating jewelry thieves

Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down people who stole jewelry and guns from a home.

2015 Moral Courage Award Dinner

The city's Moral Courage Award Dinner happened Thursday.

'Palcohol' and underage drinking during prom season

Right now Palcohol is not available in Texas, but the legislature is going to discuss it next week.

Boy allegedly stabbed by mother released from hospital

A boy is out of the hospital more than two months after police said he was stabbed by his own mother.

Aldine teacher accused of inappropriately touching student appears in court

An Aldine ISD elementary school teacher accused of inappropriately touching an 8-year-old student made a court appearance Thursday.

Plane goes off runway during takeoff at Pearland Regional Airport

A plane went off the runway during takeoff at Pearland Regional Airport. We're told there are no injuries.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Nury Benitez

Congratulations to Nury Benitez, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Man taken by LifeFlight after being shot in back of head

A LifeFlight helicopter rushed a man to the hospital after he was shot in the back of the head at an apartment complex in southwest Houston early Friday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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Jennifer Lopez pays tribute to Selena

The Billboard Latin Music Awards paid tribute to Selena with a performance by Los Dinos and Jennifer Lopez.

Crackdown on businesses showing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight illegally

 It's the most anticipated fight of the year, but there's a crackdown on people who watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match  illegally.

Four arrested after robbery, police chase

Four people are in custody after they robbed a business then led police on a chase in southwest Houston Friday morning.

3 men arrested after leading police on chase in drug, cash filled minivan

Houston police arrested three men after a chase in north Harris County.

Minute Maid scores low compared to other MLB parks

When it comes to best baseball stadiums, Houston is not playing so well.

Trump talks father, real estate at event in The Woodlands

Real estate mogul and host of NBC's "The Apprentice" was in The Woodlands on Tuesday.

Viral shooting video prompts increased security at apartment complex

Deputy constables are stepping up patrols at a northside apartment complex after a video of a shooting went viral on social media.

Men sought for stealing $45K machine from family business

A plumbing company in Spring is asking for the public's help to find a group of thieves who stole a piece of equipment worth $45,000.

Deputies: Woman runs over husband, kills him in tragic accident

Deputy constables said a woman ran her husband over in her vehicle and killed him in what appears to be a tragic accident in northwest Harris County.

Customers complain masseurs cross the line

There have been several criminal cases filed against Houston-area massage therapists. Since February, three men have been charged with sexual misconduct.

HPD responds to unruly passengers on United flight at IAH

The Houston Police Department responded to a report of disorderly passengers aboard a United flight from London on Thursday.

Fall of Saigon: Bill Balleza remembers 40 years later

The bulletin that flashed across the world was the last thing that Bill Balleza and thousands of others who fought in Vietnam wanted to hear.

Restaurant Report Card: Repeat violation gets manager fired

A repeat violation got a restaurant manager fired, and customers at one pizza chain had no choice but to skip the salad bar.

Agencies prepare for hurricane season

Multiple teams from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Stations in Houston and Corpus Christi, along with local police and emergency management officials, practiced responding to a post-hurricane scenario.

New survey looks at Houston's biggest issues

Rice University released its annual survey about Houston Thursday, and the biggest concern among residents is no surprise.

Man scares burglars away from home

A Houston family is considering a move after being targeted by burglars three times in six years.

New questions over man accused in four crashes that killed two people

Houston's police chief is now speaking out about the man who's accused of causing four crashes in one day, two of them deadly. A homeless man was killed in one crash, and in the fourth and final crash that day, a 6-year-old boy was killed.

Investigators: Walmart employee caught trading money for counterfeit bills

A Walmart employee was arrested after knowingly accepting counterfeit bills at her register.

HPD: 79-year-old woman dies after attack with scissors, golf club

A 79-year-old woman died after being attacked with a pair of scissors and a golf club at her home in Sharpstown on Wednesday, according to police.

Police search for home invader wearing bandana

Deputies said two people were inside the home when a man wearing all black clothing and a bandana broke in.

One arrested, one on the run after allegedly raping, robbing women

One man is behind bars after he allegedly raped and robbed two women. The man's accused partner is still on the loose.

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Garth Brooks returns to Houston for first time in 17 years

For the first time in 17 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is coming to Houston, Texas!  An unprecedented eight shows will be going on sale at the same time for Toyota Center.

$60K in cocaine found stashed in chips, cookies at Bush IAH

U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted a passenger carrying more than four pounds of cocaine valued at more than $60,000 on April 24.

Exxon's 1Q profit falls 46 percent amid decline in oil price

Lower oil prices pushed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s first-quarter profit down 46 percent, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations.

Bill caps college tuition increases at 1 percent until 2018

The Texas Senate has voted to bar universities statewide from increasing tuition by more than 1 percent over the cost of inflation until the 2018-19 academic year.

Gorgeous weather continues for Thursday

High pressure sitting just west of Houston will ensure sunny skies.

Sketch released of teen suspect who robbed, shot man at apartment complex

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department need the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects responsible for an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Lost load shuts down Studemont at I-10 in Heights area

A lost load from a big rig has an intersection partially closed in the Heights area.

Man shoots, kills suspected carjacker in parking lot near Minute Maid Park

A man shot and killed a suspected carjacker near Minute Maid Park Wednesday night.

Search for answers after mailboxes destroyed

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is looking for whoever destroyed more than 20 mailboxes in Hardin.

Good Samaritan seriously injured trying to help couple with disabled vehicle

Five people were injured after a towing accident in northwest Harris County Wednesday night.

2-alarm fire rips through tire shop in west Houston

Highway 6 at Briar Forest has reopened after a fire at a tire shop shut down traffic flow Thursday morning.

Caught on camera: Woman sets gas pump on fire after denied a cigarette

A woman in Israel was caught on camera setting a gas pump on fire in Jerusalem.

Man hospitalized after getting caught in big rig wheels

A man was hospitalized after getting caught in the wheels of a big rig driven in northwest Harris County.

Coast Guard investigating if patrol boat part of Texas death

The Coast Guard is investigating whether a patrol boat was involved in the death of a woman whose body was found near the Brownsville Ship Channel.

ConocoPhillips beats 1Q profit forecasts

ConocoPhillips (COP) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $272 million.

4th relative gets prison over Texas, California drug ring

A Central Texas man has been sentenced to seven years in prison over a marijuana ring that led to drug-related convictions for his wife and two sons.

Houston's risk for declining home prices

Falling oil prices could affect home prices in Houston

Ford recalls 600K vehicles, Uber plans delivery service

Ford has announced for new recalls involving nearly 600,000 vehicles.

New ways to save on your summer vacation

If you're searching for the perfect family vacation this summer, you may want to think outside the box to save a lot of money and not sink your entire vacation budget on a hotel room.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Kassandra Diaz

Congratulations to Kassandra Diaz, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Houston-area ZIP codes with the most sex offenders

The ZIP codes with the most sex offenders are...

Humble ISD: Teacher sent inappropriate messages to female students

A male social studies teacher at Kingwood High School is on leave after allegations that he sent inappropriate messages to three female students, according to the Humble Independent School District. 

3-hour demonstration held in solidarity with Baltimore protesters

There was a significant police presence at Highway 288 and Live Oak near the Bend Street Exit Wednesday evening as officers there set up a staging area to respond to a protest.

Houston looks to raise tourism with new ad campaign

The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau announced a new tourism initiative Wednesday that will target visitors from both domestic and international markets.

Texas-based Fiesta Mart bought by investment firm

An investment firm has bought Texas-based Fiesta Mart. Acon Investments announced the deal Wednesday and hired a new CEO for the international food retailer. 

HISD clarifies summer school condition for students who opt out of STAAR testing

The Houston Independent School District is clarifying a letter it sent to parents on April 24 about the state-mandated STAAR tests.

Parents of teen seen stealing iPad from 2-year-old turn him in

A teen who stole an iPad from a 2-year-old boy in a parking lot has been arrested after we brought you the story on KPRC 2 News and Police said the youth's parents turned him in to police after they saw him on the news.

Man charged in deaths of boy, homeless man had DWI warrants in Louisiana

A Houston man charged with causing three drunk driving crashes, two of them fatal, is linked to other drunk driving allegations in Louisiana, prosecutors in Houston said Wednesday during a court hearing.

Houston African American leader says teens distrust police; HPD chief disagrees

Leaders in Houston's African American community warned Wednesday that some of the same tensions the led to violent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson exist in Houston, prompting a strong denial from Houston's police chief.

Mother says common plant was toxic enough to make her son's eye dilate

A Houston mother believes a common flowering plant caused one of her son's pupils to dilate.

Superheroes wash windows at Galleria area hotel

Houstonians in the Galleria area got the chance to see superheroes in action Wednesday. Batman, Superman and The Flash were all seen washing windows at Hotel Derek.

Private university police bill gets hearing

A bill aimed at making private university police department records open to the public was heard Wednesday by members of the House Higher Education Committee. An identical bill was already unanimously approved during a vote in the Senate.

Special Olympics Texas, HISD host field days for students with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics Texas and the Houston Independent School District are hosting district-wide field days for more than 2,500 students with intellectual disabilities Wednesday to Friday.

City council approved $5.6M contract to fix 600 potholes

City council approved a $5.6 million contract to fix about 600 potholes around Houston on Wednesday. 

Man accused of stabbing HCC officer 14 times

Vanessa Johnson is Jeremiah Matthews' mother. She was subpoenaed to the grand jury Wednesday after refusing to talk to police about her son’s alleged role in stabbing a police officer more than a dozen times. 

Sketch of man wanted for sexually assaulting teenager released

Law enforcement officials have released a sketch of a man wanted for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman.

2 arrested, gunman on loose after man shot in west Houston

A man is in the hospital, two people have been arrested and a gunman is on the loose after a shooting near a west Houston gas station.

Jeb Bush speaks at Hispanic leadership conference in Houston

Former Florida governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush is in Houston appealing to Hispanic voters at a leadership conference.

Court dates postponed for Fort Bend ISD students charged with truancy

Several Fort Bend students set to appear in court on truancy charges will have their court dates postponed. 

Routine patrol leads to arrest of man wanted for sex trafficking of children

A man with an open warrant for sex trafficking was children was arrested after a criminal trespassing investigation, according to the Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 6. 

Going viral: Professor tries to fail entire class at Texas A&M Galveston

The professor at Texas A&M Galveston who recently said he planned to fail his entire class will not be doing so, according to university officials.

Multi-state operation rescues 6 missing, exploited children

A recent multi-state, multi-agency Crimes Against Children Patrol Operation resulted in the rescue of six missing or exploited children. The patrol initiative, which was conducted April 14 through 16, included participants from nine states and two municipalities, Texas Department of Public Safety…

Trooper reprimanded for photo with Snoop Dogg sues bosses

A Texas trooper has sued his bosses after being reprimanded over his photo with rapper Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest.

PD: Undercover officers catch deputy constable soliciting prostitute

A Fort Bend County Precinct 1 deputy constable is accused of soliciting a prostitute while in uniform and in a marked vehicle, investigators said.

District Clerk Daniel brings in sports legends to entertain jury panels

Legendary Houston boxer Rocky Juarez, former Oilers great Dan Pastorini and the Houston Dynamo mascot entertained jury panels on Wednesday, brought in by Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel as part of Juror Appreciation Week.

All lanes on Highway 59 northbound at Spur 527 shut down

All main lanes of traffic on Highway 59 northbound at Spur 527 have been shut down due to an incident involving an 18-wheeler.

3 arrested for firing weapons near League City businesses

Three men were arrested after police said they were firing weapons near businesses in League City.

Man accused of stabbing HCC officer 14 times

Houston police said if it wasn't for several brave customers, a police officer wouldn't have survived a brutal attack inside a Walmart.

Burglary suspect caught in homeowner's master bedroom

A burglar was caught in the act after a brother who was watching over his sister's home saw a  strange truck in the driveway with her property in the trunk Sunday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

HPD helps citizens retrieve unclaimed property

The Houston Police Department wants to remind citizens how to retrieve unclaimed property from the HPD Property Room and offer tips on how to mark your valuables should they be stolen.

How safe is the shrimp you buy at the grocery store?

The average person eats almost 4 pounds of shrimp a year, but a big question is whether the shrimp you buy at the grocery store is safe.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Daniel Diamont

Congratulations to our KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner, Daniel Diamont from Seven Lakes High School in Katy.

Regions Bank fined $7.5 million dollars, Google released fashion report, Sprinkles cupcake ATM coming to Houston in July

Stuck on what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Turns out, majority of men know exactly what she wants.

Hulu strikes deal to stream 'Seinfeld'

Festivus is coming early thanks to Hulu. The streaming giant has struck a deal for the reruns of “Seinfeld.”

Off-duty HPD officer opens fire on suspected bike thief

Houston police are searching for a thief who tried to steal a bike from the home of an HPD officer.

Police: Road rage incident ends with shot fired, man arrested

Two women driving home from work when they had a frightening road rage encounter early Sunday morning.

Man killed at southwest Houston hotel, shooter on the run

Police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man outside an extended stay hotel near the Westchase District Tuesday.

Data-recording cars used to aid in crash investigations

Modern passenger cars collect massive amounts of data that can be used against drivers in court, whether drivers consent to the data collection or not.

Tanning business accidentally emails client information

A tanning business in the Champions Forest area accidentally emails personal information on some of its clients to former customers.

Driver crashes into HCTRA response team's vehicle on tollway

A suspected sleepy driver crashed into a response team's vehicle on the Westpark Tollway on Sunday, according to the Harris County Toll Road Authority. 

Vibrating vest could help deaf people communicate

Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine students are developing a vest that will help deaf people understand speech.

PD: Con artists wanted for scamming elderly man out of wedding ring

Friendswood police have released surveillance video of two men wanted for scamming an elderly man out of an expensive wedding ring.

New technology cuts down on wasteful 911 calls

In 2014, the city of Houston started using a revolutionary program to better deal with non-emergency calls, and itcould help save taxpayers millions of dollars.

J.J. Watt writes excuse letter for fan to miss work

If you want to miss work, ask J.J. Watt to write you an excuse letter.

UTMB doctors helping Nepal earthquake victims

Four doctors from the University of Texas Medical Branch landed in Nepal minutes before the earthquake hit Saturday. The doctors were on a medical mission trip.

DA: Man charged in death of 6-year-old struck, killed homeless man on same day

The man charged in the alcohol-related crash that killed a 6-year-old is also connected to the hit-and-run death of a homeless man whose body was found the following day, the Harris County assistant district attorney said.

Texas inmate facing execution wins reprieve from state judge

A Texas judge has halted the execution of an inmate convicted of stabbing a corrections officer to death more than 15 years ago.

PD: Man steals 90 bottles of booze from Minute Maid Park

Houston police charged a man who allegedly stole 90 bottles of liquor while working at Minute Maid Park.

Man identified after human remains found in missing person search

The search for a missing man has led to a discovery by Texas Equusearch on Sunday.

Texas asks appeals court to uphold voter photo ID law

Supporters and opponents of a Texas law requiring specific forms of photo identification for voters faced close questioning in a federal appeals court Tuesday on whether the law was meant to discriminate against minorities and whether there are ways to remedy it.

Texas House approves slicing state sales taxes for 1st time

The House has preliminarily approved a $4.9 billion tax cut package featuring the first sales tax reduction in Texas history -- setting the chamber up for a fight with the Senate over whose tax plan is best.

Ray Lewis sends emotional message to Baltimore rioters

Former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis made an emotional plea on his Facebook page to end the violence in Baltimore.

STAR Flight suspends operations after nurse falls to death

Investigators are trying to determine how a nurse fell to her death from a medical helicopter hoist while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin.

Housekeeper accused of stealing $46K in jewelry, gold coins

A housekeeper is accused of stealing more than $46,000 in jewelry from her employer.

Texas Senate OKs barring government from subpoenaing sermons

The Texas Senate has voted to prohibit government entities from compelling pastors and other religious leaders to divulge the contents of their sermons, or to testify in civil court about what they say from the pulpit.

DeVry University closing in Houston

A popular university is closing its doors here in Houston as it transitions to an-online only program for some of its locations.

Man, 61, killed in hit-and-run crash in southeast Houston

Houston police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one man dead Monday afternoon.

Shepherd ISD cancels school Tuesday due to power outage

Shepherd ISD canceled classes Tuesday due to a power outage.

Southeast Texas schools reopen after power is restored

Southeast Texas schools reopened after power was restored Tuesday.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Wendy Argueta

Congratulations to Wendy Argueta a student at South Early College High School and KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner.

Facebook adds video calling to messenger

Expect some changes to your Facebook account; Messenger will now feature a video icon at the top right corner of the screen.

The factors behind the price of auto insurance

The majority of us know your driving history and age play a role for auto insurance prices, but did you realize geography is also an important factor.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: Hot Stamps and Hot Huez

For families with young girls who love playing dress up, Hot Stamps and Hot Huez are probably two of the products at the top of their wish list.

Police: Woman abandons son at gas station, curses at police when she returns

A woman was arrested Saturday night after police say she bought a bottle of wine, hid it in a water bottle and drove off without her 12-year-old son. 

Former 2nd-grade teacher charged after illegal photo allegations

An investigation is underway at Laura Bush Elementary School in the Pasadena ISD after a second-grade teacher was accused of taking inappropriate photos of an 8-year-old female student inside the school.

New trees planted along Kirby after business owner cuts down live oaks

Five live oaks along North Boulevard and Kirby Drive were replaced with new trees Saturday and Sunday after a business owner illegally removed them in October 2014. 

2 arrested, 2 on the run after robbery from T-Mobile store, police chase

Two men were arrested and two are still on the run after they robbed a T-Mobile store in Kingwood Monday night, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

Greatwood man says men tried to rob his home, fired shots in his direction

A Fort Bend County man came face to face with a would-be robber around midnight Sunday.

Pasadena ISD: Student says teacher texted him inappropriate picture

Parents are reacting to the news of a local teacher allegedly being caught texting an inappropriate picture to a grade school student at Southmore Intermediate School in Pasadena.  

Mainlanes of I-10 westbound at Campbell Road open after deadly car fire

A deadly car fire shut down all westbound main lanes of Interstate 10 at Campbell Road Monday evening. 

Doctor accused of exchanging drugs for sex gives up medical license

A doctor accused of handing out prescription drugs in exchange for sexual favors has given up his medical license, according to a press release from the Texas Medical Board on Monday. 

MCSO: Man threatened pharmacy clerk with knife, demanded oxycodone

A man was arrested after deputies say he threatened a pharmacy clerk with a knife and demanded oxycodone on Monday. 

Man charged in police chase, wreck that killed innocent driver appears in court

A man charged with murder after deputies said he led police on a deadly chase on April 24 appeared in court Monday.

Police: Man smoking marijuana punches one boy, throws rock at another

A 34-year-old homeless man was arrested after police say he hurt two kids who approached him while he was smoking marijuana. 

Construction closes upper drop-off ramp at Hobby Airport

Construction on the international terminal at Hobby Airport closed the upper drop-off ramp at 8 p.m. Monday. 

Caught on video: Alligator attacks trainer

An alligator trainer suffered minor injuries when a 9-foot-long alligator turned and bit him during a demonstration at the Texas Crawfish Festival in Old Town Spring.

Man sentenced to 60 years behind bars for raping 2 Cypress-area women

A victim’s family yelled a few curse words at a convicted rapist as he was led out of a courtroom on Monday.

Cleanup underway in Montgomery, Grimes counties after storms tear through

Severe storms rocked Southeast Texas early Monday morning and many areas in and around Houston were heavily hit.

Man accused of possessing drugs, gun in front of his young son

A man was arrested and charged with endangering a child, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and felon in possession of a weapon.

HPD: Man charged in alcohol-related crash that killed 6-year-old

Charges have been filed against a man arrested in an alcohol-related crash that killed a 6-year-old boy Sunday evening.

Blue Bell cleanup begins

Monday is the first day of intensive cleaning at the four Blue Bell manufacturing plants.

Maryland governor declares state of emergency, activates National Guard to help with riot

Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring several officers just hours after thousands mourned the man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.

Authorities seek public's help to find man wanted for sexually assaulting child

Authorities are asking for the public's help to track down a man wanted for aggravated assault. 

Family of man electrocuted at Houston Hilton settles civil lawsuit with hotel operator

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.

Man charged after fleeing zoo with child

Vernon Davis, 33, has been charged with unlawful restraint with serious bodily injury after he fled the Houston Zoo with his girlfriend’s daughter, police said.

Top Houston public schools rankings

A new list is out ranking the top public schools in the greater Houston area.

Houstonians worry for family members in Nepal after massive earthquake

It is Nepal’s worst earthquake in decades and for so many families in Houston, the scope of this tragedy really hits home.  

Houston man killed by falling tree

A Houston man was killed by a tree at Stephen F. Austin State Park near Sealy on Saturday morning.

Some Entergy customers will be without power until Wednesday

Many Entergy customers will be without power for a day or two longer after Monday's severe weather caused power outages and major damage across Southeast Texas.

Severe weather moves through SE Texas; more heavy thunderstorms possible

Severe storms rocked Southeast Texas early Monday morning. Meteorologist Britta Merwin says the radar is quiet now but this brief break will not last long. Strong storms could pop up this afternoon.

Houston police officer taken to hospital after crash in SE Houston

An officer was taken to the hospital after Houston police said he was injured in a crash in southeast Houston Monday afternoon. 

HPD: Dad charged after punching son, 1, during argument with baby's mom

A father has been charged after he accidentally punched his 1-year-old son during an argument with the baby’s mother, Houston police said.

Police: Man attacked with baseball bat while pumping gas

A man was arrested after he allegedly attacked another man with a baseball bat at a Houston gas station.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Camila Wilson

Congratulations to Camila Wilson a student at Bellaire High School and today's KPRC's Senior Scholarship winner.

HCSO searching for 2 masked men who shot, killed man in apartment

Deputies are investigating after they say a man was shot and killed by masked men who forced their way into an apartment Sunday morning. 

PD: Aldine ISD teacher accused of kissing, fondling second-grade student

An Oleson Elementary School teacher is accused of kissing and fondling one of his second-grade students, causing the girl to believe that she could get pregnant, according to Aldine ISD police.

Texas woman survives Nepal earthquake

A North Texas woman who survived an avalanche triggered by a 7.8 -magnitude earthquake in Nepal is trying to get home.

School delays, cancellations due to Monday's severe weather

Several schools will have a late start Monday morning as severe weather moves through southeast Texas. Navasota and Huntsville ISD confirm they will be closed today due to the inclement weather.

Spirit Airlines expanding, should make Houston flights cheaper

Flights in and out of Houston airports are expected to get a whole lot lower thanks to major airlines adding new options for travelers; but the new flights may look a little different than what you're used to. It could mean sticker shock once you get to the airport to set off on your vacation.

Crooks flee after attempted smash-and-grab of ATM at NW Houston gas station

A group of men is on the loose after an attempted smash and grab at a northwest Houston gas station.

Ford recalls nearly 390K vehicles over door latch malfunction

Ford is recalling nearly 390,000 vehicles because of an issue that cause doors to blow open while driving.

Passengers stuck in customs for hours at Bush Intercontinental Airport

Thousands of furious international passengers tried to catch flights home following a massive baggage blunder at Terminal E at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Sunday.

HOV lane on 290 reopens after accident on Gessner Road

The HOV lane on 290 reopened after being completely shut down due to an accident on Gessner Road.

Tornado Watch in effect for southeast Texas until 9 a.m.

A Tornado Watch is in effect for southeast Texas until 9 a.m.

Monday's weather webcast

Storm chances are in play for all of southeast Texas on Monday as several elements are at work.

Can you be fired for what you post on social media?

How responsible are you for what you post on social media? If you post something on your personal page without identifying your employer, can you be fired if your employer doesn't like it?

Garcia responds after Quanell X calls for his resignation

Community activist Quanell X called for the resignation of Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia during a news conference Sunday after an inmate was neglected by guards at the Harris County Jail.

Local Nepalese come together after quake

The death toll continues to rise after an earthquake devastated the entire country of Nepal on Saturday.

Couple dead after apparent murder-suicide

Police said a man killed his girlfriend and then took his own life at an apartment on Capitol Street near 70th Street around 11 a.m. Sunday.

Health study finds high rate of STD in one Texas county

A health study has found an alarming rise in El Paso County of a sexually transmitted disease.

Prescription drug deaths in Texas vastly undercounted

Prescription drug deaths in Texas have been widely undercounted even as officials try to crack down on overprescribing and prescription drug-dealing.

Police: Woman, 76, missing after trip to Discovery Green

Police are looking for an elderly woman who is missing after a trip to Discovery Green on Saturday. 

Driver crashes into glass company in Northshore

A glass company is in need of major repairs after a car plowed into it.

Free family firearm safety event held at Sam Houston Race Park

Local law enforcement spread a message of safety to families with firearms on Saturday.

HCSO hosts Missing Persons Day

Families with missing loved ones connected with one another to find support and valuable information Saturday.

One arrested in connection with pharmacy robbery

Harris County deputies have made an arrest in a dangerous pharmacy robbery.

Hundreds gather for Blue Bell vigil in Brenham

Hundreds gathered for a vigil in Brenham on Saturday.

Early-morning storms leave damage behind Saturday

The sun is out Saturday, but that wasn't the case earlier when an early-morning storm ripped through the Houston area.

3 children missing from McKinney found in Houston

An Amber Alert for three young children missing from McKinney was canceled after they were found safe in Houston Saturday afternoon.

Texas trade group heads to Cuba

A Texas delegation is arriving in Cuba with hopes of building a front-of-the-line position for renewed trade with the Caribbean nation long isolated by a U.S. embargo.

2 people shot, taken to hospital after man forces way into home

Two men were taken to the hospital in serious condition late Friday night after police say someone forced his way into their home and shot them. 

Motorcyclist fatally crashes into pickup truck in SE Houston

Houston police said rain played a factor in a deadly motorcycle crash in southeast Houston.

Two arrested after allegedly burglarizing business in SW Houston

Two people are facing burglary charges after being accused of breaking into a washateria in southwest Houston on Saturday.

Woman crashes into bayou in northwest Harris County

A woman was rushed to the hospital after crashing in northwest Harris County.

Family honors 5-year-old sister, daughter after her body was found in marina

A family is honoring a 5-year-old sister and daughter after she was found in the marina near the Kemah Boardwalk on April 23. 

Blue Bell supporters organize prayer vigil after temporary shutdown of facility

Blue Bell supporters will be praying for the company's well-being in Brenham Saturday morning. 

Car slams into ambulance with patient inside

A driver slams into an ambulance transporting a patient in Southwest Houston.

Sheriff Garcia: 6 HCSO employees terminated over inmate abuse

Sheriff Adrian Garcia has announced that the two sergeants in the center of the inmate abuse case and four additional supervisors have been terminated.

Computer glitch causes Starbucks stores to close

The hashtag "#TheFrappening" was trending on social media Friday night after Starbucks suddenly shut down thousands of locations nationwide.

Elementary school teacher arrested amid allegations

A teacher at Oleson Elementary School has been accused of inappropriate behavior with a student, and that staff member was removed from the classroom.

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

HCSO: Husband accidentally shoots wife after believing intruder was inside home

A man accidentally shot his wife, thinking she was an intruder inside their northwest Harris County home, deputies said.

Severe weather bound for Houston late Friday evening

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Trinity and Walker counties until 5:45 p.m. Friday. A Tornado Watch is in effect for Madison, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties until 10 p.m. Friday.

Katy ISD students learn about crime scene investigation

High school students from Katy ISD dove into the world of criminal investigation in the district's first forensics CSI day.

Professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails entire class

A professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails an entire class, and he outlines his reasons in a fiery email sent to those students.

Blue Bell receives support after temporary shutdown of facility

One of Houston's biggest hometown businesses is showing their support for the little creamery in Brenham.

Owners accused of exporting sensitive US technologies to Iran

The FBI, IRS and Commerce Department arrested two owners of Houston-based Smart Power Systems in Spring Branch during a raid.

East Houston neighborhood targeted by burglars

A Houston police officer believes he has solved a string of burglaries in an east Houston neighborhood with the arrest of a man who was staying in a nearby motel.

Mother of deadly crash suspect speaks

The lives of two families changed forever at the intersection of Antoine Drive and Fallbrook Drive in northwest Harris County on Thursday.

Galleria 'Biker Bandit' sentenced to 78 months in prison

The man the FBI dubbed the "Biker Bandit" was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Friday for robbing a bank inside the Houston Galleria Mall at gunpoint.

HISD threatens summer school for students who opt out of STAAR testing

Leaders with the Houston Independent School District sent a stern reminder to parents Friday about state-mandated standardized testing.

Robert Durst to be moved to new jail

Accused murderer Robert Durst will soon have a new jail cell to call home.

Car plows into eye business in SW Harris County

Employees at an eyeglasses store in southwest Harris County received quite the surprise Friday afternoon when a car plowed into the store.

Vehicle crashes into building in Friendswood

An SUV crashed into the front of an OBGYN clinic in Friendswood on Friday.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream issues recall after listeria found

Another creamery has just issued a voluntary recall after the listeria bacteria was found in one of their products.

Son accused in 2012 murder of graduate student appears in court

A son accused of playing a role in the 2012 murder of a graduate student appeared in court Friday.
Nasim Irsan is charged with murder in the death of Gelareh Bagheerzadeh.

Car crashes into donut shop in Pearland

Pearland firefighters were on the scene after a car crashed into a donut shop Friday morning.

Man charged in wreck that killed innocent driver during police chase

A man has been charged with murder after deputies said he led police on a chase that ended in a multivehicle crash in which an innocent 22-year-old woman was killed.

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Police respond to suspicious package at Statue of Liberty

New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package at the Statue of Liberty.

Former President George W. Bush takes center stage at literacy event

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is calling in the big guns for her literacy foundation. Her son was part of an impressive lineup for an event held in Houston Thursday evening.

Feds file charges against 22 robbery suspects, 1 fugitive remains at large

Federal authorities said they have arrested five crews of men who they suspect of robbing stores and stealing guns.  Charges have been filed against 22 suspects, and one of them, Michael Cornelious, remains on the run.

Suspect charged in shooting death of man found in ditch in Sunnyside

Charges have been filed against a suspect accused of shooting and killing a man whose body was found Tuesday in a ditch in Sunnyside.

Pricey plan looks to alleviate Houston interstate congestion

Texas transportation officials have unveiled a bold plan to reconfigure a major interstate through downtown Houston that would place lanes below ground level, alleviate congestion and give the city a dramatic face lift.

I-45 major overhaul plan unveiled

TxDOT has revealed their plans to help relieve traffic on the North Freeway in what could be the largest freeway rebuilding project ever in Houston.

Grand jury clears 2 Dallas police officers in fatal shooting

A grand jury has declined to indict two Dallas police officers who fatally shot a man armed with a screwdriver last year.

Texan convicted in death of estranged wife, body never found

A Central Texas man has been convicted of murder in the death of his estranged wife who's been missing since 2010.

Original Pegasus sign to go back on display in Dallas

A Pegasus sign that was perched atop a downtown Dallas building for 65 years has been restored and will once again be on display.

Fort Worth crew rescues stranded ATV riders in river

Fort Worth authorities have rescued two men who became stranded after trying to cross a river on their all-terrain vehicles.

3 kidnap Austin man they confuse for suspected drug dealer

Authorities say three men mistakenly kidnapped an Austin man they apparently confused for a suspected drug dealer.

Man with gunshot wound in back drives himself to hospital

A man was found in a car outside a hospital with a gunshot wound Friday morning.

Jury convicts teen of killing girl pregnant with his twins

A jury convicted a teenage boy Thursday night of killing a Pearland girl who was pregnant with his twins.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Samuel Cervantes

Congratulations to KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner, Samuel Cervantes a determined student who works part-time to earn money for college and managed to place fifth in his class.

Do-it-yourself Girl Scout Cookies coming soon

A new bake-it-yourself Girl Scout cookie oven willl be available at Wal-Mart, Target and Toys "R" Us stores this summer.

MCSO: 2 people arrested after 41 grams of heroin found in residence

Two people were arrest Wednesday after a narcotics investigation took place in Montgomery County. 

Local business restores Little League baseball field's electricity after copper theft

A copper theft at a Northeast Harris County baseball field left some Little Leaguers in the dark and put their season in jeopardy – but a local business owner stepped into save the day.

Going undercover to test auto mechanics

We’ve all been there. Something is wrong with our car and we take it to the mechanic. Suddenly there is a long list of repairs. Some of us have wondered if we really needed all that work, so KPRC 2 put mechanics to the test.

1962 Chevy Impala restored to owners just hours after theft

A 1962 Chevy Impala was returned to its owners after it was stolen from Katy and Chip McDaniel’s driveway in Jersey Village on Thursday.

Boater saves two stranded kayakers, hailed as hero

A boater is being called a hero after jumping into action and saving two stranded kayakers in the middle of Galveston Bay.

Driver with child in vehicle crashes into bayou

KPRC 2 obtained the 911 call a woman made after she saw an SUV carrying a child crash into a bayou in Brazoria County on April 17.

Vacant METRO Pinemont park-and-ride lot to be sold to Harris County

In a controversial deal, METRO board members have approved the sale of Pinemont park-and-ride to Harris County. 

Priest at Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston headed to new position

An announcement came all the way from the Vatican to Houston Thursday. A priest at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is headed to a new position.

SJCSO: Man arrested after investigation into dead horse on his property

A man was charged with animal cruelty after deputies said they investigated a dead horse that was on his property. 

CyFair ISD collecting controversial prom T-shirts after parent concerns

A local school district is doing damage control after a T-shirt some call offensive was distributed to students at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in the past week. 

Report: Alarm at G.H.W. Bush home broken for 13 months

The alarm at former President George H.W. Bush's Texas home was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a report released Thursday by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general.

WNBA player, Houston native Brittney Griner, and her fiancee arrested

Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner, of Houston, and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb.

Tilman Fertitta announces multimillion-dollar development in Uptown, Galleria area

Houston businessman Tilman Fertitta announced the groundbreaking for a new multimillion-dollar development project in the Uptown and Galleria area on Thursday.

Police investigate deadly shooting along Southwest Freeway

Houston police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened along the Southwest Freeway Thursday morning.

Bicyclist dies after being struck by police car in southeast Houston

Surveillance video obtained exclusively by KPRC 2 News shows just how dark the intersection is where a Houston police officer hit and killed a cyclist Thursday morning in southeast Houston.

Blue Bell to temporarily shut down Brenham plant for testing, training

Blue Bell Creameries announced Friday is the last day the ice cream company's plant in Brenham will be open before it temporarily shuts down.

Mother of 4 children killed trying to fight off armed robber

A 40-year-old mother died Wednesday evening after Houston police said she tried to fight off a robber at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

FBI: 2 women arrested in 4 bank robberies in Galleria area

Police have arrested two women believed to be responsible for four bank robberies Thursday afternoon, all in the Galleria area.

Injured worker rescued from trench in east Houston

There were tense moments for a construction worker in east Houston who had to be rescued after he broke his leg inside a 10-foot trench Thursday.

Body of 5-year-old found in marina near Kemah Boardwalk

A family preparing a sailboat for a long voyage will now plan for a little 5-year-old girl's funeral after she was found in the marina near the Kemah Boardwalk Thursday morning. 

'Early Morning Loving' prostitutes robbed men who solicited services, police say

Two women were arrested Thursday after an investigation into a tip about local prostitutes robbing men who solicited their services, detectives said.

Man arrested after conducting fake traffic stop, impersonating deputy

A man was arrested Wednesday night after deputies caught him pretending to be a deputy during a fake traffic stop.

Employees asked to shelter in place for over an hour after odor reported at Bayer plant in Baytown

Employees in the Makrolon unit at the Bayer Baytown Industrial Complex were told to shelter in place for over an hour after an odor was reported Thursday afternoon.

Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation plus a $100,000 fine for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Nurse bursts into tears after seeing paralyzed patient walk for first time

Bailey Murrill had been paralyzed from the waist down for 11 days with no explanation as to why she lost the ability to walk.

PD: Deputy hurt in accident near downtown Houston

A Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy has been hurt in an accident near downtown Houston, according to law enforcement officials.

Houston now bustling with new delivery options for products on demand

Delivery services are all the rage right now from groceries to prescriptions, even alcohol. Just say the word and you can have whatever you desire delivered to your doorstep.

Baby spiders emerge after spider is squashed

A video going viral shows several baby spiders dispersing after the mother is squashed by a broom.

Copper theft puts Little League players' season in jeopardy

A copper theft at a Northeast Harris County baseball field has left some Little Leaguers in the dark and put their season in jeopardy.

Local Facebook users create alternative to Craigslist

Julia Goodman loves to get a good deal. She knows sometimes the best way to get one is to buy and sell used items.

Michael Brown's parents sue over son's death

The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a national protest movement.

2 Dallas police officers fired, inappropriate relationships

Two Dallas police officers have been fired following disciplinary hearings that determined both had inappropriate personal relationships.

Southwest tops Street 1Q forecasts

Southwest is spending about a buck less on every gallon of fuel, and that's helping the airline post record profits quarter after quarter.

Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

An attorney for jailed real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges have been dropped against the millionaire, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Anisha Thornbar

Congratulations to Anisha Thornabar, a senior at Sharpstown International School and the first KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner!

Oil painting of HPD horse up for auction

An oil painting of Smash, a horse with the Houston Police Department’s Mounted Patrol is up for auction.

Moe's Southwest Grill giving away free burritos for grand opening in Katy

Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving away free burritos for a year to its first 100 customers at its new location in Katy.

Man shot to death at northwest Houston apartment

A man was shot to death at a northwest Houston apartment.

U.S. Coast Guard transports man to hospital after he begins coughing blood

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man from an oil tanker in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage Wednesday after he began coughing up blood.

Neighbors believe 3 burglaries in their area were done by same people

Residents who live off State Road 242 near I-45 in Montgomery County are warning others who live in the area to be on the lookout for some brazen burglars.

Car lot owner helps woman keep her car, gets thanks from people around the nation

When Rich Hutchins walked into a bank and ended up helping a complete stranger he was only trying to be kind.  He wasn't expecting the reaction he's received from other complete strangers from around the country.

Man charged with setting two fires in the same day

A man was arrested Wednesday for setting fires at a Party City and a Walmart on April 18.  

Man accused of stealing softball items, trying to sell them on Craigslist

A man was arrested and charged with theft after he stole a custom-made catcher’s mitt and a girl’s jersey from a car on April 13.

Man jailed, accused of sexual relationship with 15-year-old child

A 23-year-old Alvin man is behind bars, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old child.

22-year-old charged with leaving child alone at playground

A 22-year-old is charged with endangering a child after Humble police say he left a 4-year-old unattended at a playground.

Police arrest, charge 30-year-old in 2013 homicide case

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

Crews dismantle billboard, remove bee hive in downtown

Crews dismantled a huge billboard in downtown Houston Wednesday morning to rescue a swarm of bees.

HPD: Man pretended to be officer, tried to get into Rockets game

A man was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer Tuesday night after police say he tried to get into the Rockets game by pretending to be an officer. 

J.J. Watt surprises national anthem-singing kid, who has epic reaction

Nicholas Connors, 12, crushed the national anthem before Tuesday night's Houston Rockets game against the Dallas Mavericks and was shocked to hear from a famous fan.

Wharton ISD staff member removed from campus

A Wharton Independent School District staff member has been removed from campus after some sort of misconduct.

Houston police obtained search warrant to enter game room, arrest owner

KPRC 2 has learned Houston police obtained a search warrant before entering a southeast Houston game room on Jan. 20 and arresting the owner for marijuana possession.

Blue Bell fallout continues, illnesses traced back for years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found several illnesses linked to Blue Bell ice cream going back to 2010, including three deaths in Kansas and several sick in Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma.

KPRC 2 sponsors HPD K-9 Gunnar

KPRC 2's family just got a new member. We're proud to announce we're sponsoring a Houston Police Department K-9 for the next year!

Teen arrested after escaping ICE custody at Bush IAH

A teen boy broke free from authorities at Bush Intercontinental Airport, causing a stir Tuesday afternoon.

YES Prep teacher fired, allegedly had improper relationship with student

Channel 2 has learned that a second YES Prep teacher has been fired in a week for allegedly having an improper relationship with a female student. 

Dad, son charged with murder in high-profile deaths of Iranian activist, friend

Channel 2 Investigates has learned a man connected to the cold case murders of Gelareh Bagherzadeh and Coty Beavers has just been charged with capital murder. His wife, son and daughter are also facing charges.

Authorities seize wrong Mexican girl for forced return to Houston

A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of the Houston woman who claimed her.

18-wheeler fire closes WB feeder lanes of Highway 225 at Independence Parkway

An 18-wheeler fire on the feeder lanes of Highway 225 closed all the westbound lanes at Independence Parkway on Wednesday afternoon, according to Deer Park police. 

New prosecutors in AG Paxton probe after friend's recusal

A state district judge has picked two Houston attorneys to take over the case against Ken Paxton, whose first months as chief lawyer in Texas has been shadowed by allegations that he broke the law. His spokesman has denounced the accusations as outrageous.

UTMB: Researchers developed Ebola treatment effective after infection

Researchers have developed a treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus, according to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 

Man charged in sexual assault of child at Michael's store

Houston police have identified the man they say followed a young girl into a bathroom at a store, then fondled the child.

34-year-old charged in 2008 deadly shooting on Sugar Branch

Investigators charged a man Wednesday with shooting and killing a teenager after an argument in 2008. 

34-year-old charged in 2008 deadly shooting on Sugar Branch

Investigators charged a man Wednesday with shooting and killing a teenager after an argument in 2008. 

5 hospitalized after rollover accident in northwest Houston

Five people have been transported to the hospital after a rollover accident in northwest Houston, according to Houston firefighters.

Man, 38, charged with capital murder in fatal shootings of father, son

A man is charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of a father and son in southeast Houston.

Police looking for person of interest in 2014 deadly shooting

Houston police are looking for a person of interest in a 2014 deadly shooting in northwest Houston. 

Man fatally shot in ambush in NW Houston

The search is on for a gunman who opened fire on a young man as he was coming home from work in northwest Houston.

HFD: Man suffers burns in 2-alarm condominium fire

Houston firefighters were on the scene of a two-alarm fire at a condominium complex in southwest Houston early Wednesday morning.

HPD: Crooks use stolen pickup in failed ATM smash-and-grab attempt in Midtown

The owners of a Midtown convenience store spent hours cleaning up shattered glass and chucks of concrete after two men slammed into the store in a stolen pickup truck in a failed attempt at stealing an ATM, Houston police said.

HPD continues to search for suspect who shot man to death in driveway

Houston police continue to search for a suspect who shot a man to death in his driveway.

PD: Man leads police on chase in stolen ambulance

A man led officers on a chase in a stolen ambulance Tuesday night, according to Houston police.

Eisenhower High School drops policy to pre-approve girls' prom dresses

A Houston-area high school says it will no longer ask girls to submit a photo of them wearing their prom dress before the night of the dance.

4 families lose homes after apartment fire in Conroe

An apartment fire Wednesday morning in Conroe left four families with out homes.

HPD officer safe after bullets strike patrol car in southeast Houston

A Houston police officer is safe after bullets pierced his patrol car.

Quadruple rainbow spotted in New York

A New York woman captured a rare quadruple rainbow, and her photo is now going viral.

Troopers seize $750K in drugs during traffic stop

Authorities say state troopers seized almost 200 pounds of illegal drugs during a traffic stop this week near Amarillo.

Jail officer arrested for trying to smuggle pot in chips bag

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — An East Texas correctional officer has been arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana into the facility via a bag of Cheetos Puffs.

Elkins High School cancels all classes due to power outage

All classes have been cancelled at Elkins High School Wednesday due to a power outage at the school, according to Fort Bend ISD.

Save with do-it-yourself home alarm systems

Some homeowners are saving up to $700 a year with do-it-yourself security systems.

Man shot outside southwest Houston home

A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot in southwest Houston.

Fuel spill closes northbound lanes of Highway 59 at Bellaire Boulevard

All northbound lanes of Highway 59 at Hillcroft Avenue are closed because of a fuel spill Tuesday.

Accident closed all main lanes of U.S. 59 Southbound at FM 762

An accident closed all main lanes of U.S. 59 southbound at FM 762 just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Man wanted for groping joggers in Cypress

Harris County deputies are asking runners in Cypress to be on the lookout after two joggers were reportedly groped.

Program that honors veterans overseas ending

The American Battle Monuments Commission created the Flower Fund back in the 1950s, which allows the children of veterans to pay to have flowers placed at the gravesites of their loved ones buried overseas.

Officer apologizing after traffic stop

An officer is being reprimanded for what he said to a driver during a traffic stop.

Two arrested after disc jockey's home, car burglarized

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of targeting a Houston radio disc jockey in a series of burglaries.

Men wanted in armed robbery spree

Houston police are searching for two men suspected in a string of robberies Tuesday afternoon.

Ten children hospitalized after day care van accident in Klein

A three-vehicle crash involving a day care van sent 10 people to the hospital on Tuesday, most of them children.

Couple found shot to death in Friendswood

A couple was found dead at an assisted living facility in Friendswood on Tuesday.

Eastbound lanes of 610 South Loop at MLK Boulevard reopened

The eastbound lanes of the 610 South Loop at Martin Luther King boulevard have reopened after a 2-vehicle accident Tuesday.

SUV slams into restaurant patio near Galleria

Outdoor dining was cut short at a trendy Galleria area restaurant after an SUV slammed into the patio Tuesday.

SWAT standoff outside home in Pearland

A SWAT scene is unfolding in Pearland on Tuesday.

Texas lawmakers give preliminary approval to standardized testing bill

The Texas State House gave preliminary approval to a bill letting high school students graduate even if they do not pass the state's standardized tests.

Cops: Driver cruised for miles with man on hood after fight

State police say a Pittsburgh man drove for several miles through seven communities with another man clinging to the hood of his vehicle after an argument.

Texas school employee accused of throwing puppies over fence

A school employee is accused of throwing puppies over a fence at an animal shelter in Marshall.

All-clear given after threat causes Hardin ISD schools to evacuate

An all-clear was given after all schools in Hardin ISD were evacuated Tuesday morning due to a threat.

Video catches alleged thief stealing new Louis Vuitton handbag from truck

A 30-minute shopping trip to The Galleria's Louis Vuitton store for a 20th wedding anniversary gift did not have the fairy tale ending a local couple had been hoping for.

Ex-Spring High assistant principal sentenced for improper relationship with student

A former assistant principal at Spring High School has been sentenced to four months in jail and eight years deferred adjudication.

Help on the way for twins born prematurely

This weekend thousands of Houstonians will come together to help save the smallest babies and help fund research that will reduce the number of infants born prematurely.

Employee store clerks turn tables on attempted robber

Three people at a convenience store fought back against a robber who is still on the loose.

Penalty phase begins for Boston bomber

Jurors met again in the Boston bombing trial and must decide the punishment for convicted bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

Owner: HPD officers entered business without warrant, took money

The owner of a game room in southeast Houston is accusing two Houston police officers of entering his business twice without a warrant and taking money.

Blue Bell announces recall for all of its products

Blue Bell has issued another recall Monday amid more concerns of listeria. All Blue Bell products currently on the market are involved in the recall.

What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream

The recall announced late Monday includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states and abroad. It follows several smaller Blue Bell recalls over the last month that the company initiated after its products were linked to three deaths at a Kansas hospital.

Westbound lanes of I-10 at Kirkwood reopened

Westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Kirkwood have reopened after a truck lost debris on the freeway around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Two men accused of burglarizing cars in Spring arrested

Two teenagers were arrested around 1 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly burglarizing several cars in the Birnham Woods neighborhood in Spring.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for men who robbed Whataburger

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of three men who robbed a fast-food restaurant.

HFD: No injuries from house fire in NE Houston

The Houston Fire Department responded to a fire in the 9700 block of Galaxy Street in northeast Houston on Tuesday.

Family rescued from burning townhouse in SW Houston

Firefighters rescued a family from their burning townhouse in southwest Houston.

Case of vet who posted dead cat photo goes to DA's Office

According to the Austin County Sheriff's Office, its investigation is complete and the case has been turned over to the Austin County District Attorney's Office for potential filing of charges.

PD: 2 arrested after stealing SUV from man they robbed earlier

Two thieves led police on a high-speed chase after stealing an SUV in northwest Houston.

Baker Hughes increases layoffs to 10,500 due to first quarter slump

Baker Hughes has increased the number of layoffs at its company due to a decline in North American Drilling.  A company official confirmed that the layoff affected 10,500 workers.

Cleanup underway after kerosene spill in Baytown's Cedar Bayou

From the air from Sky 2, the thick film from a fuel spill pouring down Cedar Bayou into Tabs Bay in Baytown was clear to see.  What's not known is exactly how much is in the water or how it got there.

HPD: Naked driver crashes into department store

A department store in west Houston has a new entrance Monday after a woman lost control of her car and crashed into the building.

Passengers sent to hospital after METRO bus crash

Police are investigating a car crash involving a METRO bus.

HPD: Man shot to death, body found in ditch

Houston police are investigating a homicide in Sunnyside after a man's body was found in a ditch early Tuesday morning.

PD: Pregnant woman killed unintentionally by husband; baby delivered

A pregnant woman was run over and killed unintentionally by her husband Monday in southwest Houston. Doctors were able to successfully deliver her baby.

Man, woman wanted in aggravated at Walmart in Conroe

Police are searching for a man and a woman wanted in the aggravated robbery of a Walmart in Conroe on Monday afternoon.

Surveillance video released of suspect wanted in burglary of building

Surveillance video has been released of a suspect wanted in the burglary of a building on March 21.

Mesquite police rescue driver from burning vehicle

Two Mesquite police officers have rescued an unconscious man trapped in a burning vehicle following an early morning accident.

Incident on freeway shuts down part of I-10 EB at Federal Road

All main lanes of traffic at I-10 Eastbound at Federal Road have been shut down due to an accident and incident on the freeway.

FBCSO K-9 officer helps find more than $1M in cocaine during traffic stop

The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force had a major drug bust Sunday after a finding more than a million dollars worth of cocaine during a traffic stop.

Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes

Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.

Runaway tortoise found wandering Dallas returned to owner

A giant Sulcata tortoise found wandering the streets of Dallas this weekend has been returned to his owner.

Judge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham

A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.

Garbage trucks found on fire at Bryan service yard

Bryan authorities are investigating after several garbage trucks were found engulfed in flames at the city's service yard.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Chop Magic

On TV, the creators of Chop Magic say it can replace a cutting board for slicing and dicing, but does it work?

HPD: Officer forced to use Taser in overnight fight

An officer was forced to use a Taser after a man charged toward him, according to the Houston Police Department.

PD: Man robs car wash coin machine in northeast Houston

A man is in jail after police caught him breaking into a car wash coin machine Tuesday morning in northeast Houston.

Thief steals from several people on Rice campus

Rice University is reporting a robbery in which several victims were targeted.

U.S. judge puts off Durst weapons charge trial until September

Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September.

Invest in oil, gas industry with little commitment

The oil and gas industry fuels our cars, homes and, here in Houston, our economy. Hitting it big in the oil and gas industry is a dream for most Texans, and now there's a new offer for you to inch into the business.

Bombing survivor from Houston crosses finish line at Boston Marathon

Weather did not stop a Houstonian from crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Woman shot 3 times, taken to hospital

A woman was hospitalized after she was shot three times at an apartment complex in the Alief area Monday.

Oklahoma school bus crashes, driver accused of driving drunk

Three people were hospitalized after a school bus driver hit multiple cars in southeast Oklahoma City on Monday morning.

Debate continues over long-term impact of BP oil spill

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon drilling vessel killed 11 men and sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

New video surfaces of HPD officer linked to drug cartel

KPRC 2 News obtained secretly recorded video that federal agents say shows a veteran Houston police officer providing assault rifles and information from an HPD database to a FBI informant posing as a drug trafficker.

Help for laid-off Walmart employees in Livingston

Assistance is on the way for employees who were laid off from a Walmart in Livingston.

School condemns veterinarian for dead cat photo

A Texas veterinarian who posted a picture of herself holding a dead cat with an arrow through its head is getting more backlash.

YES Prep teacher fired after allegations of inappropriate conduct

A teacher at the YES Prep Southeast campus is terminated Monday after allegations of an inappropriate relationship.

Driver plows through toddler's room

A Houston man is charged with driving under the influence after crashing his car into a sleeping toddler's bedroom.

Former Pasadena police officer found not guilty of official oppression

A former Pasadena police officer charged with shooting a teenager was found not guilty of official oppression on Monday.

Expensive repairs ahead for flooded vehicles

The storm clouds have moved away and the roads have dried, but wet weather in the Houston area made an expensive mark.

Astrodome seats sold online today

You have another chance to buy a piece of Astrodome history. Back by popular demand, Harris County and NRG Park are hosting an online Astrodome seat sale.

Texas House approves licensed open carry of handguns

Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa's egg-laying chickens.

Babysitter accused of sexually assaulting 2 boys pleads guilty

A babysitter accused of sexually assaulting two young boys pleaded guilty Monday.

Brother says man was followed home from movie theater, kidnapped

Houston police are looking for a group of men who apparently stalked a man home from the movies and then kidnapped him.

Fenves formally named president of University of Texas

University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin.

Houston man accused of fatally shooting mother

A Houston man is facing charges after he killed his mother Friday, authorities said.

Local dentist to host Free Dental Day on Friday

An area dentist's office is offering free dental care for a day.

HPD: Walmart employee seen on video stealing customer's purse

A Walmart employee is accused of stealing a purse a customer left in a shopping cart.

Hit-and-run driver strikes bicyclist in north Harris County

Deputies are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a bicyclist in north Harris County Sunday night.

Reward offered in sexual assault, murder of woman at check cashing business

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Homicide Division/ Cold Case Squad need the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the murder of Francelia Roman Palomares.

Deliberations begin in Pasadena officer shooting trial

It is up to a jury to decide the fate of a former Pasadena officer charged in the shooting of a man.

2 taken to hospital after car hits tree in southwest Houston

Two men were transported to the hospital Monday morning after their car struck a tree in southwest Houston.

Smartphone apps for unlimited talk and text

More and more people are cutting their landline phones and relying on cellphones to make calls, which means talk and text minutes can add up fast.

Traffic Alert: 3-vehicle accident shuts down I-45 southbound at Griggs

All main lanes of I-45 southbound at Griggs have been shut down due to an accident.

WATCH: "Batman vs Superman" trailer with Adam West and Christopher Reeve

Now this is what we're talking about. YouTube user Bobby Burns put together a version of the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer with the original Batman and Superman.

Crooks try to steal change machine at apartment complex

Police are searching for two men who they say tried to steal a change machine from an apartment complex's laundry room in Northeast Harris County Sunday night.

Woman injured in Boston Marathon bombing to run Monday

On Monday morning, just after 8 a.m. Houston time, more than 30,000 people from around the world will start the 26.2 mile journey from Hopkinton into downtown Boston. For some, it will take a little more than two hours. It took Rebekah Gregory of Houston two years.

Houston man among those pulled from Oklahoma City Bombing rubble

Twenty years after the bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, the building manager who was pulled from the rubble after the attack came back to remember that fateful day. 

People living along Gulf of Mexico still recovering from BP oil spill

Five years ago, a massive explosion on Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 men and sent millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. People living along the gulf coast are fighting legal battles over the damage.

Woman escapes car submerged in water

Hail fell across the Houston area on Sunday as several storms made their way through. The conditions caused an accident in Spring that forced a woman to escape from her car through the window.

Families homeless after massive fire

Four families have been left homeless after a massive lightning bolt hit the rooftop of their apartment building.

Severe weather hits Houston area again

Sunday's storms brought heavy rainfall, high winds, damaging hail and even tornado warnings, mostly for areas north of I-10.

Child, 2, found alone with dead mother who was shot in head

A 2-year-old was found alone with his dead mother inside a southwest Houston apartment Saturday night, according to Houston police. 

Toll collector taken to hospital after SUV crashes into tollbooth

Authorities said a toll collector was taken to the hospital after an SUV crashed into a tollbooth Saturday morning. 

Houston customs agent helped families of Oklahoma City bombing victims

When a bomb went off at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995, Houston customs agent Jim Martin was in charge of security for that building. Within hours, Martin and some of his coworkers were in Oklahoma City to assist in the rescue efforts.

One killed, another injured in three-car crash

The Texas Department of Safety is investigating a deadly crash in Mont Belvieu Sunday morning.

Power problem causes sewage spill in Southeast Houston

The city of Houston notified residents after a power outage at a wastewater treatment plant allowed hundreds of thousands of gallons of wastewater to spill onto city streets.

Oklahoma City gets ready to remember bombing anniversary

Twenty years ago, 168 people died when a bomb exploded in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. A service is planned to remember the lives lost at the permanent memorial that stands where the building once stood.

Flooded house catches fire

A fire starts in the attached garage of a home in north Houston that was flooded from overnight storms.

HPD: Son shoots mother to death

A 35-year-old man is in custody after police say he shot his mother to death Friday night in southwest Houston.

All NB lanes of Gulf Freeway open at Park Place after crash

A 2-vehicle crash shut down all the northbound main lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Park Place for about 4 hours on Saturday morning.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain pound Houston, SE Texas

For the second consecutive day, thunderstorms brought heavy rain, lightning and high winds across Southeast Texas. The storms led to street flooding, downed trees and power outages.

Tree damages home, destroys SUV in Pecan Grove neighborhood

A cleanup is underway Friday night after strong winds knocked a tree onto a house in the Pecan Grove neighborhood in Richmond.

Wharton slammed by downpours, rain

For several hours on Friday the rain in Wharton poured down. There was also thunder, lightning and flooding.

Rules for emergency rooms

Neighborhood emergency rooms may be convenient, but they come with a cost.

High water creates traffic nightmare on Southwest Freeway

Highway 59 at Spur 527 became a parking lot during severe weather Friday.

Walker County residents clean up, brace for more severe weather

As people in Huntsville brace for another round of severe weather, they continue to deal with the damage from Thursday night's storm.

Texas House lawmakers give preliminary approval to open carry of handguns

Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.

Photo of veterinarian who allegedly killed cat with arrow leads to investigation

An investigation is underway after a photo of a veterinarian holding a feral cat she allegedly shot and killed with a bow and arrow goes viral.

HCSO: Family feud leads to dad shooting, killing daughter's boyfriend

A father shot and killed his daughter's boyfriend Thursday night during an argument outside of their home in northeast Harris County.

Arrests made in burglary of deceased couple's property

Two men face burglary charges after deputies say they stole from a property owned by a deceased couple.

911 call of apartment crash released

Authorities have released a dramatic 911 call that was made after a car rammed into an apartment complex in southwest Houston on April 3.

Judge rules for city in Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance trial

A judge Friday reached a decision in the trial over Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance, siding with the city that opponents did not have enough valid signatures for a ballot initiative to repeal the ordinance.

Bond revoked for father accused of pulling gun at hospital

There are new developments in the case against a Montgomery County man accused of barricading himself inside a Tomball hospital with a gun.

Two arrested after leading police on chase with children in vehicle

A man and woman were arrested after leading officers with the Houston Police Department on a brief chase Friday.

No students hurt when vehicle hits bus in Aldine

A school bus belonging to the Aldine Independent School District was involved in an accident Friday.

Driver with child in vehicle crashes into bayou

Police said the adult driver and a boy were able to get out safely after their vehicle went into a bayou off Highway 288.

Day 1 of BP MS 150 bike ride canceled due to severe weather

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has decided to cancel Day 1 of the 2015 BP MS 150 due to recent and upcoming severe weather.

Houston police officer shoots, kills pit bull, injures woman

A Houston police officer shot and killed a pit bull Friday morning after investigators said the dog charged at the officer.

2 arrested in FBI raid at business in Spring Branch

Two people were arrested Friday morning in an FBI raid in Spring Branch.

Man accused of sexually assaulting child at Michael's store

The Houston Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a man who is wanted for sexually assaulting a child on April 9.

Accident blocks five lanes of traffic on I-10 near Highway 6

An accident at Interstate 10 near Highway 6 has closed five lanes of traffic and the shoulder Friday.

No threat found after Chavez High School students evacuated

HISD police and the Houston Fire Department investigated an anonymous threat at Chavez High School on Friday.

Caught on camera: Gorilla charges at window and cracks glass

A silverback gorilla at the Omaha Zoo in Nebraska is captured on video charging at a window, cracking the glass.

Houston restaurant owner crash-lands plane on Highway 59 near Diboll

A Houston restaurant owner was returning from a business trip when his small, private plane crash-landed on Highway 59 near Diboll Friday morning.

#IWishMyTeacherKnew: School project going viral

A Doull elementary teacher in Denver created a project to help better understand her students. That project, #IWishMyTeacherKnew, has now gone viral.

Immigration advocates head to New Orleans for executive action arguments

Members of the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance are leaving Houston to travel to New Orleans to witness the oral arguments at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Texas lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Heavy truck accident on Gulf Freeway SB at Bay Area Blvd.

A heavy truck accident temporarily shut down I-45 southbound at Bay Area Blvd.

6-vehicle crash on Highway 290 westbound before Huffmeister

A six-vehicle accident caused delays Friday morning on Highway 290 westbound before Huffmeister Road.

Man shot in stomach during argument with couple

A man is shot during some sort of altercation with a couple outside a home in downtown Houston.

FBI works to combat child sex tourism

To combat a growing trend, the FBI has a task force dedicated to tracking down U.S. citizens who travel to foreign countries to have sex with children. The Bureau refers to it as child sex tourism.

Police: Man who allegedly stole $4 gets $80,000 bond

A man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery after police say he robbed a hotel clerk at the front desk -- and got away with $4.

Residents worried about vacant METRO Pinemont park-and-ride lot

Several hundred people attended a meeting to discuss the fate of a vacant piece of property in the 6200 block of Pinemont Thursday evening.

Flash Flood warnings issued until Friday morning

A Tornado Watch has issued for Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties till 12 a.m.

Brazoria police officers to wear body cameras

Officers with the Brazoria Police Department will be wearing body cameras, the department announced on Thursday.

Police: Teen stealing from vehicles hit car owner with golf club

A teenager is accused of hitting a car owner with a golf club after the owner found him stealing from cars. 

Pasadena officer on trial for traffic stop shooting takes the stand

A Pasadena police officer charged with official oppression took the stand Thursday.

Alleged drunken driver involved in deadly crash appears in court

An alleged drunken driver has been arrested in connection with a traffic accident Monday afternoon that killed a father who was on his way to pick up his son from school.

Hitchcock man says his backyard floods with sewage when it rains

A Hitchcock man says every time it rains, his backyard is flooded with sewage.

Student who fell from 3rd floor of San Jacinto College building in ICU

A male student fell from the third floor of the Allied Health and Science Building at San Jacinto College South Campus Thursday, according to college officials.

Langham Creek High School: Threat posted on restroom wall

David Hughes, principal of Langham Creek High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, wrote to families: "I wanted to make you aware of an investigation on our campus involving a threatening statement posted on a restroom wall."

Report: 10 Houston roads make top 100 roads in Texas that need work

A new report identified the top 100 roads that need work in Texas, and Houston has 10 roads on the list.

Mayor Parker delivers her final State of the City Address

Houston Mayor Annise Parker delivered her final State of the City Address Thursday. 

Worshippers at Hindu temple cleaning up after massive fire in Alief

Arson investigators are looking into the cause of a temple fire that started Wednesday night in the Alief area. 

Police search for serial tire slasher

Galveston police are looking for a man who slashed tires in at least 20 vehicles in one night.

HCSO: Man believed to be Longhorn Bandit used to be CPB agent

After a six-month crime spree, authorities believe they have caught and charged the Longhorn Bandit.

UHD professor saves student from being assaulted in campus restroom

A professor at the University of Houston Downtown saved a student from being assaulted in a campus bathroom, said officials.

Schlumberger reduces workforce by additional 11,000 jobs

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger announced additional layoffs of approximately 11,000 employees across the company in response to the downturn related to oil prices.

Surveillance video released of suspects wanted in convenience store robbery

Surveillance video has been released of three suspects wanted in a convenience store robbery on March 9.  

Mother of driver in deadly chase says he was caught in seat belt

HPD officers shot and killed 41-year-old Frank Shephard Wednesday after he led police on a long chase, got out of his car and then reached back inside. His family said Thursday that he was caught on his seat belt.

KPRC Local 2 Photojournalist John Treadgold

HPD Chief McClelland answers questions on deadly police shooting

Public officials are starting to comment on Wednesday's deadly police chase. Houston's top cop said police involved in dangerous pursuits are constantly evaluating the risks to themselves and the other drivers on the road.

Robert Durst wants police to return his $161K in cash

Lawyers for jailed millionaire Robert Durst say he wants authorities to return more than $161,000 in cash now held by New Orleans police.

Physician suspended for allegedly soliciting sex from underage girl

A Houston physician who was among a dozen men accused of soliciting children for sex has been suspended by the Texas Medical Board.

Girl, 3, returned safely after wandering away from home in NW Harris County

A 3-year-old girl is safe and with her family after she went missing Thursday morning, Harris County Sheriff's deputies said.

Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire along Texas interstate

A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, but no one was injured.

Driver shot and killed by officers after chase, multi-vehicle crash

A police chase ended with a suspect shot and killed by officers after a multi-vehicle crash on the northeast side of town.

Caught on camera: Woman knocked off cliff by giant wave

A tourist who was taking photos is knocked off a cliff by a giant wave in Ireland.

Actor pays tribute to Robin Williams

Actor Jamie Costa shared a video to YouTube featuring him doing some of Robin Williams' best-known characters.

HPD: Man shot during argument between 2 women in southwest Houston

A man was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning, after he was shot during an argument.

Family of 6 escapes house fire in southwest Houston

A family of six manages to escape a fire that started in the garage of their southwest Houston home.

Mothers accused of shoplifting, leaving kids at Walmart to appear in court

Shoplifting at a store like Walmart isn't unusual, but the details surrounding two cases at a Houston location on Tuesday still have people shaking their heads.

HPD: Burglars use pickup to pull doors off laundromat, search for cash

Police are searching for the burglars who crashed a truck into a northeast Houston washateria.

Baytown driver in critical condition after crashing into sign

A man is in critical condition after crashing into a business sign in Baytown.

Traffic Alert: 2-vehicle crash on Highway 288 southbound at McHard

An accident has shut down multiple lanes on Highway 288 southbound at FM 2234 McHard Road.

Could plastic replace steel in bridges?

As the country's highways, byways and particularly bridges get older the steel reinforcement inside the concrete corrodes and weakens. A University of Houston professor thinks plastic could be the remedy engineers need to fix the country's aging infrastructure.

Woman taken to hospital after fire at one-story home

Paramedics rushed a woman to the hospital after firefighters rescued her from a burning house. 

Authorities looking for 3 armed robbers who stole from Chase Bank

Authorities are looking for three men who robbed a Chase Bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning. 

Police chase ends in crash on Highway 59

A burglary suspect was taken into custody after a police chase through two counties.

HPD: One person dead after overnight shooting

Police are investigating a deadly night club shooting in northeast Houston.

One person arrested in drive-by shooting in NW Houston

A 22-year-old has been arrested after a drive-by shooting left one person dead in a northwest Houston neighborhood on March 28.

La Porte PD looking for man accused of stealing from church

La Porte police are looking for a man accused of stealing from a church in February. 

HHS: Animal cruelty teams seize 20 dogs left in deplorable conditions

Twenty dogs were seized from two properties in the Highlands owned by the same person on Tuesday, according to the Houston Humane Society. 

Mayor Parker gives Uber deadline to outline plan on city ordinances

Mayor Annise Parker is demanding that drive-share company Uber get their drivers to follow city licensing rules. 

6 arrested, charged with trespassing at BP headquarters

Six people were arrested and charged with trespassing at Houston’s BP headquarters Wednesday morning.

Former HPD officer: Police followed protocol in deadly chase

A police chase ended with a man shot and killed by officers after a multi-vehicle crash in northeast Houston Wednesday morning and some people are asking if the officer’s followed chase protocol.

3 men arrested, charged with capital murder in smoke shop robbery

A smoke shop owner and father was killed during a robbery in northeast Harris County Wednesday evening. 

United Airlines announces new upgrades on international flights

United Airlines announced new upgrades for economy customers on long-haul international flights on Wednesday, including three-course meals and free alcoholic beverages.

HPD: Drunken driver crashes vehicle into insurance agency

An alleged drunk driver slammed into an insurance agency’s building in Deer Park Wednesday morning.

Air New Zealand to offer nonstop service to IAH in December

Air New Zealand announced Wednesday that it will begin nonstop service to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in December. 

Video of METRO bus driver accused of covering camera, having sex

KPRC 2 News has obtained video from on-board a METRO Lift bus, whose driver is accused of having sex with a disabled passenger.

Waller County heads up effort to curb distracted driving

As a bill to make texting while driving illegal in Texas heads to the senate, Waller County is heading up an effort that allows officers to pull over distracted drivers.

26-year-old charged with shooting, killing parents at SW Houston home

Homicide investigators are trying to determine what made a son shoot and kill his parents at a home in southwest Houston.

Quintuplets born to League City mom to stay in hospital for several weeks

Quintuplets born to a League City family will stay in the NICU for several more weeks.

2 men wanted for aggravated homicide deported to El Salvador

Two men accused of killing three others in their home country of El Salvador in 2011 were deported by Houston officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday. 

Second teen arrested in death of 16-year-old

A second teenager has been arrested and charged after a 16-year-old was shot and killed at a southwest Houston gas station on April 10.

TDCJ inmate sentenced for threatening to kill federal judge

A 43-year-old was sentenced on Wednesday for sending a threatening letter to a federal judge in Houston. 

FDA deems Kind bars not healthy enough

The Food and Drug Administration say those popular Kind bars aren't healthy enough for the "healthy" tag.

PD: Katy dad shoots, kills son after fight with wife, flees with mistress

A father shot and killed his son who intervened in the middle of a fight with his wife, then fled the scene with his mistress who was waiting nearby, according to Katy police.

Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

A small one-person helicopter has landed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor's Center.

Deputies: Mom has sex with teens at daughter's party

A Georgia woman is accused of playing 'naked Twister' and having sex with multiple teenagers while hosting a party for her daughter at her house.

Family reacts to couple's big secret

The big gender reveal is something that most people do before the baby is born, but a Florida couple decided to do something a little different.

Lamar ISD teacher accused of distributing anti-Muslim pamphlets resigns

A teacher in the Lamar Independent School District accused of distributing anti-Muslim literature to high school students has resigned.

HPD: Teen suspect found on roof after leading police on chase in stolen car

A teen is in custody after leading police on a chase through Alief.

Man shot in head at northwest Houston gas station

A man was rushed to the hospital after a shooting outside a northwest Houston gas station.

Wind Sculpture IV installed in Hermann Park

A new sculpture was installed at Hermann Park Tuesday morning.

Cool start to the day, chance for pop-up showers this afternoon

We will have a nice, cool start to the day today with temperatures in some parts down in the 50s. The humidity is also down. The high today is expected to be 81 degrees.

Two accused of torching truck in Crosby

Two people are facing charges after police said they were caught on camera setting a truck on fire in Crosby.

Video shows officer intentionally run over suspect

Police in Arizona said Tuesday that an officer who intentionally used his car last month to run into a suspect with a rifle probably saved the man's life.

Police prepare fraud charges over driveway repair work

Police in the bedroom community of Oak Ridge North detained three men after residents complained of shoddy driveway repair work.

Children may sleep through smoke alarms despite loud sound

It is a terrifying wake-up call for all of us: The fact that every 90 seconds in this country another house fire breaks out. That's a total of more than 366,000 fires a year, fires that will kill an average of seven people every day, many of them children.

Woman in road-rage incident speaks out

A woman caught on camera throwing punches during a road-rage incident tells her side of the story.

PD: Sketch released of man who tried to grab student

A Sweeny elementary school student told police she was approached by a man in a truck who tried to grab her.

Woman gets out of ticket by winning game of rock, paper, scissors

An underage woman accused of being drunk was given a chance to avoid a ticket by winning a game of rock, paper, scissors with police officers at a music festival.

Woman arrested after 15 dogs found in hot SUV at hotel

A woman was arrested Monday after more than a dozen dogs were found inside a hot SUV parked at a hotel parking lot.

Congress OKs bipartisan bill changing doctors' Medicare fees

Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years.

SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station on Tuesday, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit. But the company's third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed.

Wednesday's weather webcast

After a very wet morning in southeast Texas, the rain has gone and dry skies will carry us through most of Wednesday.

Truck stolen while in shop for paint job

A Houston man wanted a new paint job for his 2002 Chevy Silverado. Jose Rivera took it to a Maaco body shop in Pearland.

Band director investigated for conduct violation

The longtime director of the Atascocita High School band is on paid administrative leave while Humble Independent School District and its police department investigate a possible code of conduct violation.

Accused drunk driver charged in death of motorcyclist

A man accused of hitting a motorcycle rider while driving drunk is now charged with intoxication manslaughter after the victim died.

Pasadena officer on trial for traffic stop shooting

A Pasadena officer is on trial after fatally shooting a 19-year-old.

Civil lawsuit filed against mother after prom death

A mother is being sued in civil court after her son's prom date was found dead in a north Houston hotel room.

Indicted detention officers appear in court

Two Harris County Jail sergeants accused of tampering with jail logs made an appearance in court Tuesday.

Texas traffic stop yields $1.7M of cocaine in luxury vehicle

A South Texas traffic stop has led to the discovery of $1.7 million of cocaine in the fake compartment of a luxury vehicle.

FBI searching for John Doe 29 to help with child sexual assault case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a plea for help across the country finding an unidentified man they are calling "John Doe 29." The man may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child sexual assault victim.

What are training standards for reserve deputies in Harris County?

The story of an Oklahoma reserve deputy, who said he accidentally confused his stun gun and handgun when he shot and killed Eric Harris, is raising questions about how much training is required for reserve deputies.

Reward increased in hopes of finding man who killed teen at construction site

Houston police homicide investigators have announced an increased reward in the search for a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a teen on Feb. 18.

Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge in Louisiana

Jailed millionaire Robert Durst has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction.

'May I Kiss You' training for soldiers

The U.S. Air Force hires a speaker to help soldiers learn when it is okay to kiss a girl.

PD: Chase suspect injured after jumping off side of freeway

A man who led police on a chase was injured after he jumped off the side of the freeway in west Houston. Police said the man and two other suspects were in a stolen truck and were trying to get away from police.

H-E-B restocking Blue Bell ice cream

 Bell ice cream will be returning to shelves at H-E-B after being removed over Listeria concerns.

Man in serious condition after being hit by car in SE Houston

A man is in serious condition after he was hit by a car around noon Tuesday in southeast Houston.

Crime Stoppers seeks man accused of fraud, theft

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man accused of theft and fraud.

3 girls charged in attack on San Jacinto Mall employee

KPRC 2 News first told you last week the story about a San Jacinto Mall employee who was attacked by a group of girls while she was at work. Now police said three people have been charged in the case.

Houston-area mom delivers only set of female quintuplets born in U.S.

The only female quintuplets born in the United States were born in Houston at The Woman's Hospital of Texas.  The girls were born on April 8 at 4:41 p.m.

DPS: Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex offender arrested in Orange County

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced the arrest of a sex offender Tuesday.

3 nabbed after ATM smash-and-grab in Humble

Three suspects were arrested Tuesday after stealing an ATM machine during a smash-and-grab at gas station in Humble. 

Man accused of sexual assault of children extradited from Trinidad

The Harris County District Attorney's Extradition Unit announced the arrest a man accused of sexual assault Tuesday.

'As Seen on TV' device can help you cut cable

The average American pays about $123 a month for cable TV. With new streaming services announced almost daily, many consumers are cutting or considering cutting cable. Rabbit TV, today's "As Seen on TV" device, might be the least expensive way to do it.

HPD officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

An officer with the Houston Police Department fatally shot a suspect Monday in the Greenspoint area.

Boy, 13, with shotgun allegedly tried to rob Beaumont cabbie

Beaumont police have arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of toting a shotgun, trying to rob a cabbie and then driving away in the taxi.

HPD: Mother says she left 3-week-old home alone so she could go to interview

A young Houston mother was arrested after a maintenance worker found her 3-week-old baby alone in an apartment Monday afternoon.

Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries.

HPD: Father who beat daughter over dirty dishes found hiding on school roof

A father is accused of beating his 12-year-old daughter because she wouldn't wash the dishes, according to Houston police.

Texas Democratic House technicality halts 'open carry' -- for now

Democratic state lawmakers have used a technical objection to temporarily derail a high-profile push to overturn Texas' post-Civil War ban on the open carry of handguns. The measure had been poised for House approval Tuesday.

2 critically injured in wrong-way crash in Baytown

Two drivers were airlifted to the hospital Tuesday morning after a major crash in Baytown.  Investigators say one of the drivers was traveling the wrong way on a highway.

Man faces charges in Craigslist Air Jordans sale shooting

A man is facing charges after police say he shot another man during an in-person Craigslist transaction for a pair of Air Jordan shoes.

Heavy rain, storms move in from coast

Heavy rain is moving in from the coast, so you can expect periods of heavy rain with storms moving through. Skies will start to clear Tuesday evening.

Bond hearing for HPD officer linked to drug cartel

Federal agents say for years members of the Zetas drug cartel paid a veteran Houston police officer to supply them with guns, bulletproof vests, cars and police intelligence.

Livingston community upset over Walmart closing

Workers and shoppers at the Walmart store in Livingston were given shocking news on Monday.

Pink spreads positive message in response to body-shaming critics

Pink recently attended a charity red carpet event with husband Carey Hart where she wore a plunging V-neck black dress. After she was seen in the dress, critics took to social media to share nasty comments about her weight.

Alleged drunk driver arrested in wreck that killed father

An alleged drunk driver has been arrested in connection with a traffic accident Monday afternoon that killed a father who was on his way to pick up his son from school.

Fire burns 'Getto Burger' restaurant in northwest Houston

Flames heavily damaged a burger restaurant in northwest Houston early Tuesday.

Arson crews investigate SE Houston house fire

Arson investigators believe someone intentionally sparked a fire at a southeast Houston home.

Cash4iPhones accused of giving customers less money than promised

A website that offers customers money in exchange for old cellphones is getting a lot of negative attention.

3-car pile-up injures 2 in northwest Harris County

Two people have been injured in a three-car pile-up in northwest Harris County.

Thousands of adverse reactions reported from common antibiotics

Less than a year ago, David Crain, a healthy and vibrant 33-year-old musician and personal trainer, was in the prime of his life. Now, he can barely play his guitar.

Multiple children injured when 2 school buses collide

At least 13 children and one driver were injured after two school buses were involved in a head-on collision Monday in northeast Houston.

Grandfather assaulted in road rage attack

A man who doesn't want to be identified because he fears retaliation says honking his horn after a near-accident is all it took for a road rage incident.

Three turtles receive medical care at Houston Zoo

Three Galveston sea turtles are on the mend at the Houston Zoo.

Texas House mandates EKG tests for high school athletes

The Texas House has preliminarily approved requiring high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing for possible degenerative heart problems before participating in campus sports.

Richmond PD arrests man caught in the act of burglarizing home

A man is behind bars after police said they caught him burglarizing a Richmond home.

Man arrested after fatal stabbing on Westheimer

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday at 7802 Westheimer Road.

Former day care worker facing charges

A former child care worker, accused of tying up a 3-year-old during "timeout," looked down and avoided cameras as she hurried into court Monday to face criminal charges.

911 dispatcher helps couple save premature baby's life

A Fort Bend County preemie is only a few days old, but he's already lived through quite an adventure. His mother went into labor at home seven weeks early.

Man accused of killing Houston woman arrested in Louisiana

Capital murder charges have been filed against a man accused of killing a mother of five in north Houston.

Man arrested, charged after leading police on chase in stolen car

Officers have arrested a man involved in a police chase, accused of having illegal drugs and an illegal weapon in his possession.

Charges filed against teen who accidentally shot, killed friend

Charges have been filed against a teen who accidentally shot his 16-year-old friend in southwest Houston Friday, according to police.

2 gun robbery suspects arrested due to story

Investigators said a news story on helped track down two suspects wanted in a violent robbery of guns at a local sporting goods store.

HPD: Suspect leads police on chase after trying to rob undercover officer at bank

A 'jugging' suspect led police on a chase in southwest Houston Monday after attempting to rob an undercover officer, according to Houston police.

Two arrested after leading HPD officers on chase in SE Houston

Two people are in custody after leading police on a chase Monday in southeast Houston.

United Airlines plane gets stuck on runway at Bush IAH

United Airlines Flight 1545 had trouble on a runway after landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport Monday morning, officials confirmed.

Rockets' Dwight Howard will not face charges in child abuse case

Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard will not be charged in a child abuse case after his ex-girlfriend claimed he beat their 7-year-old.

Space station grocery run stalled by storm clouds

Mornings are about to improve for the Italian astronaut who's been suffering through instant coffee at the International Space Station since fall. An espresso machine is on the supply capsule scheduled for launch Monday.

Soldier surprises parents at hockey game

U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Urman surprised his parents during the puck drop at the Arizona Coyotes' last home game of the season against the Anaheim Ducks.

Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death

Prosecutors have charged a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma with manslaughter in the shooting of a black suspect.

Accident blocking SB lanes of Highway 59 at W. Bellfort

A major accident has closed three southbound lanes of traffic on Highway 59 at West Bellfort Avenue.

Driver dies after hitting tree in Southwest Houston

A driver is dead after a crash on Richmond Avenue and Chimney Rock Road.

Hazmat crews on the scene of overturned tanker truck

The Channelview Fire Department is dealing with an overturned tanker truck Monday.

Woman stole ID info from public computers at Texas hotels

A woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing personal information from people who used public computers at some Texas hotels.

South Texas police officer killed in head-on vehicle crash

A South Texas police officer has been killed and two people critically hurt in a head-on collision in Atascosa County.

J.J. Watt breaks box jump record

"Must have been the shoes baby."  Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt released footage of him breaking his own personal record by jumping up 61" on a box. 

Blackshear Elementary on brief lockdown after shooting in southwest Houston

Blackshear Elementary was on a brief precautionary lockdown Monday morning, according to police.


Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

A judge has formally sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention.

Official: 1 dead in shooting at North Carolina college

An official says one person is dead and a community college campus is on lockdown as authorities search for a man with a gun.

Senator Marco Rubio

BREAKING: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels "uniquely qualified" to pitch his Republican Party as one that will defend the American Dream.

Madonna lands smooch on Drake at Coachella; he doesn't look pleased

Drake shared the stage with Madonna to close off Sunday's Coachella concert events and as the performance came to an end it took an unexpected turn.

IRS falls behind on processing tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service is running behind on processing tax returns.

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HCSO: Man shot in leg after shooting at deputies

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding to an deputy-involved shooting Sunday.

Police: 1 killed after pickup truck slides in rain, slams into tree

A man was killed after a pickup truck slid sideways in the rain and hit a tree while trying to make a red light in northwest Houston, according to police.

Tax Day Freebies

Taxes are due on Wednesday and even if you're not getting money back this year, you can score other benefits this week.

Dad shot in leg in parking lot of north Houston apartment complex

A dad was shot in the leg in a parking lot of a north Houston apartment complex early Monday morning, according the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

All main lanes reopen on 45 North Freeway southbound at Calvacade St.

Two lanes have reopened after a major accident shut down all main lanes on the 45 North Freeway going southbound at Calvacade St. Monday morning.