Wait list huge for Houston sidewalk repair program

The city program that was set up to replace broken and dangerous sidewalks near schools has a waiting list of 557 people, some of whom have been on the list since 2006.

Amazon lets users "Subscribe & Save"" with new feature

Amazon rolls out a new feature called "Subscribe & Save" for Amazon Prime Members.

The service allows consumers to subscribe to items they buy on a regular basis and have them shipped to their front door, all at a discounted rate.

Tracfone to pay $40 million to settle federal government lawsuit

If you have used a prepaid phone with supposedly unlimited data within the last five years you may be able to get a refund.

BBQ restaurant burglary leads to chase in Webster

Three men are in custody, accused of breaking into a restaurant in Webster, then leading police on a chase afterward.

Grandmother killed in house fire, grandson escapes safely

A grandmother was killed when a flames ripped through the Northwest Harris County home she was in Wednesday evening.

Man records passenger on METRO bus harassing elderly woman

On Monday on Route 163 near Fondren and Bissonnet, Murphy said he witnessed a younger passenger harassing and threatening an older woman over a seat on the bus.

BP announces layoffs of employees at Houston offices

BP hasn't said how many jobs are being cut, but said some employees were notified this week.

Mother, 2 children attacked by dogs

Two children and their mother were viciously attacked by three dogs Wednesday afternoon as they walked near their Southwest Houston apartment complex on Westpark. 

Retired deputy shot when man tries to rob East Houston restaurant

A retired Harris County Sheriff's Deputy was shot in East Houston Wednesday night.

Houston taxpayers to pay $9M for company to re-do airport taxiway

Houston taxpayers are on the hook tonight for millions of dollars after a botched job at a Houston airport.

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Agents seize $2.5M in illegal honey

Special agents carried out a sticky seizure at the Port of Houston Wednesday.

New bus lanes to be added in Galleria area

The Galleria area will soon have new bus lanes along Post Oak Boulevard.

McWhirter Elementary School classes resume after electrical issues

McWhirter Elementary School will be open on Thursday, Jan. 29, according to school officials. 

Hacker uses baby cam to watch family

One-year-old Samantha is Carolyn and Rick’s pride and joy. So you can imagine how terrified they must have been when their nanny told them she heard a strange man’s voice coming from the Foscam security camera while she was changing Sam’s diaper.

Animals seized from deplorable conditions in Matagorda County

More than 30 animals were Wednesday from deplorable conditions in Matagorda County, according to the Houston Humane Society.

Family members rescue young children from house fire

Two family members, including a toddler, remain in the hospital after a fire broke out in their North Houston home Wednesday.

Children forced to show underwear after feces are found on gym floor

A North Texas school district is investigating after about two dozen elementary students were told to pull down their pants after feces was found on a gym floor.

Spring-like weather before fog moves in overnight

Another afternoon of mid-spring temperatures with widespread upper 70s around Southeast Texas, but don't get too used to the spring heat because big changes are coming for your weekend.

Mother murdered in home while 2 young children nearby

A mother was found stabbed to death inside her northwest Harris County home while her children were there, according to police.

PD: Gunman dead after killing one, confronting police in Rosenberg

Authorities are investigating two separate shootings that left two people dead, including the alleged gunman, in Rosenberg early Wednesday.

Kingwood High School student hospitalized with bacterial meningitis

A Kingwood High School student was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis Wednesday, according to the Humble Independent School District. 

From the Bayou City to the Super Bowl: Brandon LaFell's wife talks with KPRC

Brandon LaFell's roots begin in the Bayou City. He graduated from Lamar High School -- that is where he met the woman who would become his wife.

Surveillance video released of donut shop robbery in Pasadena

Pasadena police have released surveillance video from a violent armed robbery at a donut shop.

Firefighters respond to 100 bales of hay on fire in Waller County

Firefighters responded to a large grass fire in Waller County Wednesday. 

Ex-teacher who had sex with student released from prison

The former Spring Branch ISD teacher who served time in jail for having sex with one of her middle school students was released Wednesday.

A chupacabra in Japan? Johnny Depp says it came from his suitcase

Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack.

Mayor Parker comments on HERO opposition during City Council meeting

Testimony in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance case continued Wednesday, but the most compelling comments came outside the courtroom.

Police looking for man charged with murder in SE Houston shooting

Police are looking for a 25-year-old charged with fatally shooting a man in southeast Houston on Sunday. 

Pair charged in death of 74-year-old man

Houston police have arrested, and charged two in connection with a beating and strangulation that left a southwest Houston man dead.

UPS driver tosses package, urinates on house

A seasonal delivery driver for UPS is out of a job after being caught on home surveillance video damaging a package and urinating on the side of a house.

Car slams into apartment building

From Sky 2 aerials, a white car could be seen covered with debris behind a tow truck.

Reward for capture of Harris County fugitive

James Allen Tate is wanted for violating a protective order.

Surveillance video, sketch of jewelry store robbery suspect released

Houston police released surveillance video and a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the armed robbery of a jewelry store.

Driver facing charges after leading police on slow-speed chase

A driver was taken into custody Wednesday morning after leading police on a slow-speed chase on the northwest side of town.

LifeFlight called to scene of accident in northwest Harris County

Cy-Fair EMS is on the scene of a major accident in northwest Harris County.  The accident is causing a traffic backup on the Grand Parkway at FM 529.


McDonald's overhauling customer service in light of slumping sales

McDonald's is facing slumping sales and now it's working to overhaul it's customer service in hopes of bringing in more customers.

Stores with the best return policies

Returns are nothing new. Most stores will give a refund if a customer is unsatisfied. But some retailers will do more than that. 

New radiation therapy lessens side effects for cancer patients

Sidney Voigt, 67, is nearly one year into her fight against breast cancer and receiving a specialized type of radiation therapy.

Good Samaritan helps Fort Bend County man find lost wallet

A Fort Bend County man found a wallet full of cash and could have kept it for himself. He did the right thing instead.

Young J.J. Watt fan dreams of being first double-amputee in NFL

A lot of kids dream of playing in the NFL someday and some dream of being like J.J. Watt. That includes one Houston kid who is feeling tough with his brand-new prosthetic legs.

Downed power line causes outage in The Heights

Several customers were without power near The Heights because of a downed power line on 11th Street and T.C. Jester Boulevard

Former Sugar Land mayor tied to development scandal

The search is on for the men behind a Sugar Land development company who have vanished.

More than a dozen suspects connected to massive robbery ring in Houston area

Charges have been filed against more than a dozen suspects in an organized crime ring following a multi-agency investigation in 2014. Watch live press conference on

Houston woman marries herself in elaborate ceremony

Weddings are usually a celebration of love between two people. However, a Houston woman is making headlines all over the world for marrying herself.

Trial begins over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Opening arguments began Tuesday morning in the trial over Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.

Little Free Library box ordered to come down

About two weeks after Dennis Woodward installed a Little Free Library box, the city of Houston put a notice on the box and said it needs to come down because Woodward never applied for a permit.

Teen accused of trying to attack officer at mall

A pair of teenage brothers are behind bars after causing chaos at a Baytown movie theater and trying to grab an officer's gun.

Texas inmate set to die Wednesday wins reprieve

Texas' top criminal court has halted Wednesday's execution of a prisoner linked to five killings in Houston.

Residents worried about missing storm grate near elementary school

Dozens of students and parents walked just inches from an open storm grate in front of Park Place Elementary School in southeast Houston on Tuesday.

Caught on camera: Employee shoots at suspects during robbery in Richmond

An employee of the Gold Connection Jewelers on Highway 90A in Richmond decided to fight back as four masked suspects attempted to rob the business last Thursday.

Family concerned after hacker accesses baby monitor

A nanny says a man hacked into the baby monitor of the child she was caring for and talked about what she was doing inside the house Monday.

Forbes: Houston is fastest growing city in U.S.

The city of Houston is receiving national acclaim in a popular publication.

Judge declines to toss abuse-of-power indictment against Perry

A judge has declined to toss the abuse-of-power indictment against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

2 in custody, 1 on the run after police chase ends near day care in SW Houston

Two men are in custody after a police chase Tuesday morning in southwest Houston.

Photo of winning jockey leads to criminal charges

A veteran jockey is facing felony charges after being accused of cheating during a race at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 17.

Person of interest sought in violent attempted carjacking

Robbery investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office have released a picture of a person of interest in connection with a violent attempted carjacking at an east Harris County gas station in which a customer pumping gas was shot.

Man accused of slapping girl during fight

A man has been arrested for hitting a little girl during a fight.

Reward offered for information on murder of woman in downtown Houston

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Homicide Division need the public's help identifying the person who murdered a woman in downtown Houston.

HPD investigates after woman's body found in ditch

Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in a ditch near downtown Houston on Monday.

BP freezing pay in 2015, low oil prices to blame

The falling price of oil is forcing several energy companies to make cutbacks.

Planning a trip? Here are the cheapest days to fly

Whether it’s planning for a spring break getaway or summer vacation, there are easy ways to save when booking airfare.

System that detects wrong-way drivers to expand

Wrong-way crashes are among the most dangerous and most deadly traffic hazards. That's why the Harris County Toll Road Authority launched an aggressive wrong-way driver detection program.

Carjacking suspects arrested after crashing stolen car in northwest Houston

A police chase was cut short when the driver crashed into construction equipment on the road in northwest Houston.

1 dead after car crashes into tree in southwest Houston

A person is dead after a crash in southwest Houston.

Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.

Facebook post lands Texas man in jail

A 22-year-old North Texas man is in jail after allegedly posting on his Facebook page that he had more than a dozen warrants out for his arrest.

Fort Bend Independent School District approves zoning changes

Fort Bend Independent School District officials met Monday night and approved new feeder patterns that will send some students to different schools.

Major power outage in Cleveland area after truck hits pole behind Cleveland HS

Power crews worked to turn an incident described as "very critical" back to normal after nearly 13,000 customers in the Greater Cleveland area lost service Monday afternoon.

Campus crime alert: Robbers targeting University of Houston campus

A warning is being issued to University of Houston students after three separate robberies.

Men wanted for human trafficking deported to Ecuador

Two Cuban men discovered in Texas have been deported after authorities determined they were wanted in Ecuador on human-trafficking charges.

GOP lawmakers: Guns on campus bill has votes to pass Senate

Two Republican senators say a proposal that would allow college students to carry guns on campus already has enough support to pass the upper chamber.

Coast Guard medevacs sick 8-month-old from cruise ship

An 8-month-old baby girl was medevaced from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship early Monday morning, according to the Coast Guard.

Teen charged with murder of infant found in apartment

A 14-year-old girl is being questioned in the death of an infant found dead in a Dallas apartment.

Four Baytown teens face burglary of a motor vehicle charges

Four teenagers were arrested Sunday in Chambers County after they allegedly stole boat ramps.

Owner of dog fatally shot at dog park speaks out

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man shooting at a local dog park that left a family's pet dead.

Tax documents with personal information found in dumpster

A Houston tax preparer linked to hundreds of improperly discarded documents containing personal information said that an employee was to blame for the improper disposal.

Billboard in SW Houston offers help to sex trade workers

If you have driven down Highway 59 lately going southbound near Fountainview Drive, you might have seen a bold new crime-fighting billboard.

PD: Woman pretending to be a patient steals from SW Houston dental office

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for a woman who allegedly stole from a southwest Houston dental office.

Houston business bids to make rings for Super Bowl winners

A company based in Houston is one of four bidding to create the championship rings for the winner of the Super Bowl.

Victory in fight to save historic bricks in Freedmen's Town

For now, the bricks will stay in historic Freedman's Town near downtown Houston.

KPRC2 celebrates our 65th anniversary!

All week long, KPRC2 is celebrating the station's 65th anniversary!

East coast storm causes delays, cancellations at Houston airports

Snow is causing a travel nightmare for the rest of the country as thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed because of the weather.

Houston women make designs for celebrities

Two Houston women are putting their stamp on the entertainment industry, one design at a time for Katy Perry, Rihanna and the Backstreet Boys, to name a few.

Husband of missing Splendora woman charged with murder

Murder charges have been filed against the husband of a missing woman Sunday.

Missing 11-year-old boy located after Amber Alert issued

A missing 11-year-old boy has been found safe after an Amber Alert was issued Monday, according to the Oyster Creek Police Department.

30 shots fired during home invasion in Tomball

Neighbors who live in the Lakewood Grove subdivision in Tomball are on edge after a violent home invasion in the community overnight on Monday.

Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.

Lawyers: Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in mother Joan's death

Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit Monday against doctors and the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, had a routine medical procedure, stopped breathing and later died.

Man who shot Bexar County deputy gets 40 years in prison

A man who shot a sheriff's deputy as he tried to serve him with several warrants at a house outside of San Antonio has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

2 more states join Texas-led immigration lawsuit

Texas says two more states have joined its coalition suing over the Obama administration's executive action on immigration, meaning 26 states are now part of the case.

Masked robber killed in shootout with store clerk

Authorities say a masked robber has been killed during a shootout with a convenience store clerk just outside of Tyler.

Penguins at Moody Gardens make Super Bowl predictions

The penguins at Moody Gardens have officially made their predictions for this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

Car carrier transporting vehicles overturns on Gulf Freeway at West Dallas

A truck transporting vehicles overturned near downtown Houston Monday morning.

Cement truck driver hospitalized after truck overturns near The Woodlands

A cement truck driver was taken to the hospital Monday morning after the truck overturned near The Woodlands.

Crews clear scene of overturned truck on Highway 288 near Medical Center

Emergency crews were on the scene of a truck involving an overturned truck near the Texas Medical Center Monday morning.

Multi-vehicle accident cleared on Southwest Freeway at Bellaire

The northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway near Bellaire and Hillcroft were temporarily shut down due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Dog dies after being shot at Bay Area dog park

A dog was shot Sunday at a dog park in the Bay Area, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Woman says she was kidnapped by man who offered her a ride

Houston police are investigating after a woman said she was kidnapped by a man after he offered her a ride Monday morning.

Jury selection begins in Houston Equal Rights Ordinance trial

Jury selection began Monday in the trial over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance.

Help needed to solve cold case murder of US Army veteran

Authorities are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of Army veteran Robert Kimmey, who was killed seven years ago Monday.

Man charged with fatally shooting wife during argument

A man is facing murder charges after police said he shot and killed his wife during an argument over the weekend.

Traffic stop turns into police chase

A routine traffic stop turned into a police chase Monday morning in northeast Houston.

AT&T customer text messages easily replicated by scammers

AT&T customers may want to carefully read any texts they receive from the company.

2 hospitalized after Cypress apartment fire

Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a fire that destroyed almost a dozen apartment units.

Man dies after shooting in southeast Houston

A man was killed Sunday after being shot four to five times in southeast Houston.

Traffic accident happens in same location as fatal wreck that killed firefighter

Another accident happened in the same location Sunday as a fatal accident that killed a 20-year-old volunteer firefighter Saturday.

20-year-old firefighter killed in car crash

A young firefighter was killed in a car crash in Plantersville on Saturday afternoon. 

Man gives away money at Houston hospital waiting room

Several people sitting in the emergency waiting room at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital on Beechnut got the shock of a lifetime Friday.

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

Chris Bell announces his candidacy for Houston mayor

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell is throwing his hat in the ring for the mayor of Houston.

Prices up but so is demand for beef

Agricultural experts say high beef prices are here to stay for a while as recent drought conditions in Texas and around the country have reduced the nation's cattle supply to its lowest numbers in more than 50 years.

Husband of missing Splendora woman charged with murder

Murder charges have been filed against the husband of a missing woman Sunday.

HPD investigating after woman fatally shot in W. Houston

The Houston Police Department's Homicide Division is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Saturday.

Texas man arrested after fleeing to Mexico

A South Texas man who fled to Mexico after allegedly fatally shooting an individual earlier this month has been arrested after returning to the U.S. and turning himself in to authorities.

Weaker El Niño could mean longer drought across dry Texas

Forecasters say a weaker-than-expected El Niño could mean an even more prolonged drought in parts of Texas.

NYC mayor: Storm could be biggest ever to hit city

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast could be among the worst the city has ever seen.

FBI: Hunt continues for suspect in bomb threats against jets

Federal law enforcement officials are continuing to pursue a suspect after recent bomb threats targeted two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes, an FBI agent said Sunday.

HPD: Man attacked by 4 men with masks, gun in SW Houston

A man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg after he was attacked at his southwest Houston home late Saturday night. 

3 units damaged in Heatherwood apartment fire

Residents are safe after a fire ripped through their apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Police: Burglary suspect falls into Family Dollar store through ceiling

A man was taken into custody after police said he allegedly broke into a store through the ceiling. 

Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas

A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction in Dallas.

Texas anti-abortion groups rally behind Bush, Cecilia Abbott

George P. Bush and Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott made a large anti-abortion rally at the Capitol on Saturday their first headlining events of 2015 as the two political newcomers from familiar Republican families begin putting different faces on Texas conservatism.

Two men caught on camera stealing then returning package in Katy

Two would-be thieves are caught stealing a package on camera, only to return it unopened moments later.

Stray dog in Tomball area tests positive for rabies

Harris County health officials are warning people about a stray dog that tested positive for rabies.

League City PD: Fire reported at South Shore Harbor Marina

Firefighters responded to a fire at the South Shore Harbor Marina on Saturday, according to League City police. 

FBI seeking info on men who robbed bank at CityCentre

The FBI released photos of two men who robbed the Amegy Bank on 800 Town and Country Blvd. Saturday around 11:17 a.m.

No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Police who searched two airplanes in Atlanta found no bombs following online threats made against the aircraft.

3 in custody, 1 on the run after Whataburger robbery

Three men have been arrested and another is on the run after robbing a Whataburger on Saturday morning in Chambers County.

Sunny skies to push temperatures back into the upper 50s Saturday

A chilly start this morning with temperatures in the mid and even low 30s! The good news is there's little cloud cover for the rest of the day so sunny skies should push highs today back into the upper 50s to near 60. Winds also will be light, mainly out of the west around 5 mph. 

Would-be 2016 GOP candidates woo Iowa's social conservatives

After years of campaigning in Iowa for others, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is venturing into new territory as a potential White House candidate appealing to social conservatives who hold sway in the early-voting state.

Dog returns after vanishing from Texas, appearing in Indiana

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A dog that vanished from his Galveston yard last year has been returned home after turning up in a central Indiana city some 1,100 miles away.

MCSO seeks help to nab 3 cigarette thieves

Deputies are asking for the public's help to identify three people who are stealing cigarettes from stores around Montgomery County. 

Driver allegedly hits 2 people with his vehicle in SW Houston

A driver was arrested after he allegedly hit two people with his vehicle Saturday morning. 

2 dead after crashing into 18-wheeler near East Beltway

Two people are dead after crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler.

Man shot, killed outside SW Houston apartment complex

Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death outside a southwest Houston apartment complex late Friday night. 

Abandoned homes an eyesore across from high school

Dozens and dozens of abandoned homes in an Independence Heights neighborhood sit, filled with beer bottles, trash and debris.

High-tech focused ultrasound machine aims to blast away fat

Imagine relaxing for an hour while a high-tech focused ultrasound machine blasts your fat. That's the promise made by a new machine called UltraShape.

Local tax preparer indicted after allegedly filing false tax returns

An area tax preparer faces 27 federal charges alleging he prepared false tax returns.

Crooks in BMW targeting homes, cars in Memorial Village

Police in the Memorial Village area are working to find a group of thieves who are breaking into homes or attempting to break into homes.

Carjacking in Arlington caught on camera

Frightening video surfaced Friday of an Arlington woman being stuffed into the trunk of her car during a carjacking.

24 vehicles damaged by vandals in Pearland

At least 24 people will have to get work done on their cars after a vandalism spree at a Pearland apartment complex.

Robbery of GameStop store in NW Harris County under investigation

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is investigating the robbery of a GameStop store Friday in the Spring area.

Galveston PD makes four arrests in drug-related homicide

Four people have been arrested after a 24-year-old man was killed on Jan. 13.

19-year-old arrested, charged in shooting death in SE Houston

A man was arrested Wednesday and charged with shooting a 21-year-old to death in southeast Houston on Jan. 3. 

Neighbors upset about dead and malnourished farm animals in Crosby

A neighborhood dispute is unfolding in Crosby on Friday, where families say a woman has two dead mules decomposing on her property.

High-end aviation company prepares for Super Bowl LI in 2017

Companies in Houston are already thinking ahead to Super Bowl LI in 2017.

Weekend construction hot spots to avoid

There are several traffic alerts this weekend from the northwhest side of Houston to the very busy East Freeway.

Mom ditches commute, works from home

Many moms find it hard to balance work with family. More local moms are now ditching the office to work from home.

Woman claims being targeted after buying designer items

A Houston-area woman says she was targeted by a thief or thieves after she purchased a designer handbag and wallet from the Galleria.

Man kidnapped, robbed after leaving bank in Sugar Land

A man in Sugar Land is safe after an alleged assault and kidnapping. He claims someone forced him at gunpoint to drive away from a bank and hand over his wallet.

New research could help boost metabolism

A Baylor College of Medicine researcher is on the cusp of a breakthrough discovery to speed up our metabolism. Now some companies are latching onto his early findings to sell you over the counter metabolism boosters.

Will death of King Abdullah impact gas prices?

A new era in Saudi Arabia could impact gasoline prices.

Daring armed robbery caught on camera in Galleria area

Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a Galleria-area pawn and jewelry store. It's the second robbery in the area in the last few weeks.

Debate over cars in Houston bayous continues

Houston Police Chief Charles McLelland opposes growing momentum to remove more than 100 cars and trunks sunken in Houston

Man wanted in Missouri City bank robbery

The Missouri City Police Department has released surveillance pictures of a man wanted in a bank robbery.

Possible clue in home invasion appears in iCloud stream

A home invasion victim found a picture of a possible home invasion suspect in her iCloud stream.

Woman driving truck runs off road, lands in White Oak Bayou

A woman had a close call Friday morning after her pickup truck ran into White Oak Bayou in northwest Houston.

Former HPD officers indicted in ticket scandal

Three former Houston police officers were indicted on felony charges Friday by a Harris County grand jury.

Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

Police: Suspect killed in attempted home invasion in SW Houston

Houston police are investigating after they say a homeowner shot and killed a suspect in a home invasion Thursday.

Man to serve time in federal prison for preparing false income tax return

An income tax return preparer has been ordered to prison for willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return for a client, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Lucy Cruz, special agent in charge of Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing in Target parking lot

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter is back at Ellington Field after it had to make an emergency landing at a shopping center parking lot in Kemah.

HISD adding 21 campuses to dual language program in 2015–2016

HISD is expanding its successful dual language program to 21 more campuses in 2015–2016, launching thousands of additional pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students on the road to learning a second language. Currently, 31 HISD schools offer a Spanish dual language program.

HazMat clears scene of oil spill on Fairbanks North Houston at N Beltway 8

HazMat crews have cleared the scene of an oil spill in northwest Houston.

Rosenberg PD releases sketch of aggravated robbery suspect

The Rosenberg Department has released the sketch of a person wanted in the aggravated robbery of a man on Jan. 17.

Dash cam video of chase suspects caught by Katy mom

Local 2 News has obtained dramatic dash cam video of a police chase that ended with a Katy mother tackling one of the female suspect running from police.

Hallmark to open mini-stores inside JCPenney locations

After a year of discussions and a pilot program, Hallmark has announced it will open mini-stores in JCPenney locations across the country.

Powerball lottery ticket sales plummet due to jackpot fatigue

Powerball ticket sales are dropping and jackpot fatigue may be to blame.

Driver arrested after crashing SUV into home

A Houston man said he thanked God that he and his family weren't hurt when a driver slammed into their home Friday morning.

Woman killed in alcohol-related crash in Katy

A woman is dead and two men are in the hospital after a car crash in Katy Friday morning.

Cloudy, cold Friday, nice weekend ahead

A few lingering showers will be in the Houston area today, but nothing like what we saw Thursday. The heavy rain is moving east of the area.

Rain causes flooded front yards in Santa Fe neighborhood

Some parts of the Houston area got as much as five inches of rain Thursday and a Santa Fe neighborhood still had flooded front yards Thursday night.

Van Vleck ISD vice president faces theft charges

A small town school board vice president is facing big theft charges. 

Proposal would transform Ellington Field into futuristic spaceport

A new page in exploration for the Space City is on the horizon that would see nearly 100 year old Ellington Field transformed into a futuristic spaceport. It's a site that could one day support space tourism and eventually suborbital commercial flights that would cut international travel time by…

Police arrest 2 men accused of following man from bank, trying to rob him

Two men who are accused of following a man from a bank and attempting to steal from him were arrested Thursday by officers with the Houston police department's Northeast Tactical Unit.

Dallas area sex offender with foot fetish arrested in Houston

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested a Dallas-area sex offender with a foot fetish Thursday.

Chris Bell running for Houston mayor 15 years after first attempt

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell is throwing his hat in the ring for the mayor of Houston.

28 neglected horses seized on Jamaica Beach

Habitat for Horses, an equine sanctuary in Hitchcock, is caring for 28 neglected horses seized from a business on Jamaica Beach.

DPS says woman's allegation about invasive body search is false

The Texas Department of Public Safety is responding to a woman's allegations about an invasive body search, calling the claims false. 

HPD offering $5,000 hiring incentive to new recruits

A $5,000 hiring incentive is being offered to new police recruits in the February, May and June 2015 academy classes.

Cloudy, cold, damp through Friday, improvement by weekend

The heavy rain that hit Houston Thursday afternoon has shifted well east of the area, leaving only a few lingering light rain showers with windy, cold and cloudy conditions for Thursday evening.  Temperatures will drift slowly down through the 40s overnight, bottoming out near 42 degrees.  The…

Mother speaks out about allegations that man touched her young daughter

The mother of a 10-year-old girl, the alleged victim of a sex crime, comes forward and speaks only to Local 2 about what the suspect did to her daughter.

Men from 'Money Team' charged after video shot on stolen iPad goes viral

There were no smiles in the mugshots of two young men who were arrested after a viral video uploaded to the Internet by a stolen iPad led authorities straight to them.

Woman, 2 kids forced into closet by armed intruders

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects who barged into a home in Cypress Thursday morning and ransacked the house after forcing a woman and her two children into a closet.

HISD: Worthing High teacher investigated for student relationship

HISD said police are looking into allegations of a relationship involving the teacher and student at Worthing High School.

HCSO: Child dies after dad rolls onto him in his sleep

Harris County Sheriff's investigators said the death of a child lying in bed with his dad could be accidental.

Richard Kinder stepping down as CEO of Kinder Morgan in June

Kinder Morgan announced Wednesday that Rich Kinder is stepping down as the energy company's CEO.

Bellaire man indicted in alleged rape of Louisiana woman

A Louisiana grand jury has indicted a Texas man on a forcible rape charge for allegedly arranging a date with a Baton Rouge woman via the online site Tinder last summer and then raping her at her apartment.

Abbott appoints 2 new Texas regents, reappoints 1

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed two new members to the University of Texas System governing board, and re-appointed a long-standing member to a new six-year term.

Retail gas prices still slipping across Texas, down 3 cents

Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped 3 cents this week to settle at $1.84 per gallon.

Consumer Expert: Choosing the right tax professional

Doing your taxes is kind of like going to the dentist. Most people just don't enjoy the process. But if you trust someone else to prepare your return for you, you could end up in much messier situation with the IRS.

HISD school board to consider plan to reduce classroom overcrowding

The Houston Independent School District is working to readjust attendance boundaries at almost two dozen schools in an effort to reduce classroom overcrowding.

Man killed in hit-and-run accident in SW Houston

A man is dead after a hit-and-run accident in southwest Houston Thursday morning.

2 teenagers die in crash after leading police chase in stolen car

Two teenagers died in a crash late Wednesday after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck.

Strong winds a factor in 2-alarm house fire near Conroe

Strong winds were making it difficult for firefighters to battle a 2-alarm fire in Montgomery, Texas Thursday morning.

54-year-old woman hit by car while crossing intersection

A driver hit a 54-year-old woman as she was walking across an intersection in Cypress.

Argument leads to deadly shooting in SW Houston

An argument led to a deadly shooting outside a southwest Houston convenience store late Wednesday night.

2 arrested after allegedly stealing iPad, taking selfies

On Wednesday police arrested two people suspected of stealing an iPad from a truck in River Oaks and then taking selfies with it.  

Proposal to fix overcrowding at schools sparks debate at FBISD meeting

It didn't take long for things to get heated at Wednesday night's Fort Bend ISD meeting to discuss a plan to change feeding patterns which route elementary and middle school students into the district's high schools. A small but vocal minority of parents let it be known they didn't support the…

Police looking for 3 men who robbed at least 2 cellphone stores

Authorities are looking for three men who robbed at least two cellphone stores Wednesday in North Houston.

Make changes, save big on electric bill

They’re called vampire electronics -- the ones that drain energy and cost you money, even when they’re not turned on.

Katy mom catches suspect after police chase

A Katy mom found herself in the middle of a police chase Wednesday morning after a woman tried to cash a fraudulent check at a Capital One Bank.

Man threatens to shoot FBI agents, arrested at Houston home

A Houston man has been arrested after the police say he threatened to shoot FBI agents if they didn’t pay him money.

Man convicted of killing 3 in San Antonio executed

A 41-year-old Texas prisoner was put to death Wednesday evening for the slayings of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than 21 years ago.

Nerd Wallet lists 14 Texas cities on 50 best small cities to raise a family

A California company called Nerd Wallet made a list showing the 50 best small cities to raise a family across the nation and three Houston area suburbs are on the list.

Painting of Texas A&M's original canine mascot recovered after decades

The painting of Texas A&M's original canine mascot, Reveille the First, is finally back where it belongs.

High school student arrested for having loaded gun on HISD campus

A loaded .22-caliber was found on a student at a Houston Independent School District school in Sharpstown Wednesday. 

New Walmart in NW Harris County too close for comfort for some neighbors

A new Walmart opened its doors in Northwest Harris County Wednesday morning, but not everyone is happy about it. Neighbors in the Copper Lakes subdivision say the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the 8700 block of Barker Cypress is too close for comfort.

Deputies: Woman pretending to be divorce attorney

It can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life: getting a divorce. But investigators say one woman made it even worse for several couples by pretending to be a divorce lawyer and handling their cases.

HPD: One dead after home invasion in NW Houston

A well-known Houston area rapper known as "Doughbeezy" is recovering at home after being attacked by a couple of would-be robbers.

Houston Auto Show opens to public

Whether you like them fast with two doors or powerful with four, the 2015 Houston Auto Show has a vehicle for everybody. The show shifted into high gear and opened to the public Wednesday.

Houston mom taking up fight to legalize a chemical found in marijuana

Seventeen-year-old Caroline DeLuca suffers from a disorder that causes catastrophic epilepsy.  Her mom said Caroline has too many seizures, daily, to count.

Man charged with child pornography after nude images found on stolen cellphone

The digital history of a newly purchased cellphone led officers to a man they say not only was downloading child pornography, but was inappropriately touching an 8-year-old girl.

Former teacher who had sex with student to be released from prison

The former Spring Branch ISD teacher who served time in jail for having sex with one of her middle school students is soon to be released and ready to move on with her life.

Surveillance video released in car break-in at popular music shop

The Harris County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video from a car break-in that happened in the parking lot of the Texas Music Emporium.

Men steal coins from video game machine at La Porte convenience store

Two men and their vehicle were caught on camera after they stole the coins from a video game machine inside a Valero convenience store, according to La Porte police. 

Precinct 4 deputies set up perimeter, arrest 2 men after carjacking

Two men were arrested after they held someone at gunpoint and stole a truck and trailer on Jan, 14, according to Harris County Constable Precinct 4. 

Suspect flees after stabbing man outside bus station near downtown Houston

Houston police are searching for a man they say stabbed another man outside of a bus station near downtown Houston Tuesday night.

18-wheeler carrying tomatoes catches fire on I-10 E at Dell Dale

Traffic was backed for hours up on the I-10 East Freeway at Dell Dale after an 18-wheeler carrying tomatoes caught fire.

Reward for human trafficking fugitive now $15,000

Alfonso Angel "Poncho" Diaz-Juarez is accused of forcing undocumented Mexican women and children to perform sex acts.

Cloudy weather Wednesday with cold rain, wind moving in Thursday

Cloudy skies will hold tight through Wednesday afternoon, as a vigorous upper-atmospheric disturbance in the desert southwest gets ready to drift over Texas on Thursday, bringing colder temperatures and lots of rain!

Suspects arrested after truck runs into bayou during police chase

Two men who were trying to flee police were arrested early Wednesday after they accidentally ran their truck into a bayou.

SWAT scene ends after armed man found dead in League City home

A SWAT scene in which an armed man barricaded himself inside a League City residence has ended after police said the man was found dead.

'Money Mike' sentenced to 6 months for teen sex assault conviction

A Galveston County Jury Tuesday found 63-year-old Michael McIntosh guilty of sexual assault of a child and sentenced him to 10 years probation and a $10,000 fine. On Wednesday morning, a judge handed down a 180-day jail sentence as a condition of his probation.

HISD: Shots fired near Worthing High School campus

HISD said the shots occurred in an area next to the school's parking lot, but not at the campus.

HPD: Thieves smash into store with stolen truck, take off empty-handed

A group of thieves smashed into a convenience store, attempting to steal an ATM, but escaped empty-handed.

Saint Arnold's Brewery debuts new line of bratwurst

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Saint Arnold's Brewery is debuting a new product, delicious bratwurst.

Man arrested, accused of breaking into HISD elementary school

A man is in custody after being accused of breaking into an HISD elementary school.

Simple ways to boost Wi-Fi performance

Whether a movie on Netflix isn’t buffering or a web page isn’t loading fast enough, there are plenty of ways to beef up Wi-Fi speed.

Police arrest robbery suspects after spotting getaway car in drive thru

Police took three suspected robbers into custody after officers spotted their car at a McDonald's early Wednesday.

Man charged after stealing package of clothes meant for homeless

A man who police say stole a package full of clothes for the homeless has been charged.

Dense fog advisory in effect through 7 a.m. Wednesday

Colder wetter weather is on its way to the Houston area.

Oil price drop could affect retirement

As oil prices continue to drop right now, people say they are happy they're paying less at the pump. But the price drop could be impacting your life in the future -- your retirement.

Greg Abbott sworn in as Texas' first new governor since 2000

Republican Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday as Texas' first new governor in 14 years and promised the state will stay as defiantly conservative as ever -- vowing to battle Washington on spending, regulation and any federal initiative "that uses the guise of fairness to rob us of our freedom."

Controversy grows surrounding "American Sniper" movie

Movie-goers are still lining up across the nation and across the Houston area to see "American Sniper."

Mother warns drivers after deadly wreck killed son

A mother  speaks out after her son was violently killed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 10.

Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed

President Obama's advisers say the proposals the president will outline are aimed at putting more money in more Americans' pockets and giving them the opportunity to buy houses and send their children to college. We'll bring you the speech to you live on KPRC Local 2 and at 8 p.m.

3 teens charged with murder appear in court

Three teens accused in a deadly shooting in a church parking lot faced a judge Tuesday in downtown Houston.

Glitch causes rodeo ticket mix-up

There is more frustration for customers trying to get tickets to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Concerns raised over Ben Taub's staffing, OR availability

The Verification Review Committee says that after a visit to Ben Taub Hospital they are concerned about the impact on the care of some patients.

Renderings released of Katy Boardwalk

The project will take eight to 10 years to complete, but developers hope to start building this year.

Woman tracking movements of man who stole her SUV

A 20-year-old woman had her SUV stolen but something she left behind is helping her track the thief's driving patterns.

Privacy concerns over police using radars that see into homes

Imagine a device the size of your cell phone that can see through brick or concrete walls into your home, and within five seconds, determine if you are home and exactly where you are located.

Rice University student covers dorm room floor with 13,000 plastic balls

When U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials learned that Rice University senior David Nichol had imported 26 fairly large boxes containing 13,000 plastic colored balls from China, they decided to investigate the contents due to the sheer bizarreness of the order.

Guilty verdict in 'Money Mike' teen sex assault trial

After several days of trial with more then eight witnesses taking the stand, a Galveston County Jury found 63-year-old Michael McIntosh guilty of sexual assault of a child. The jury then recommended probation and a fine, but the judge will make a decision Wednesday.

Man accused of trying to kidnap woman at Galleria

Houston police said Christopher Adrian Flores, 35, tried to kidnap a woman from the Galleria last Wednesday.

New details in off-duty officer's shooting at N. Houston gas station

An off-duty Houston police officer in involved in a shooting at a gas station in north Houston on Tuesday afternoon.

3-year-old boy struck by vehicle in Cypress

A 3-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon, according to the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.

Nassau Bay woman accused of starving and striking child with cord

A woman from Nassau Bay was charged after police say she allegedly beat her 10-year-old child with an electrical cord.

Order granted to halt removal of historic bricks in Freedmen's Town

A controversial restoration project in Fourth Ward's historic Freedmen's Town has been temporarily placed on hold.

Ex-Wichita Falls officer convicted of 3 manslaughter counts

A former North Texas police officer has been convicted of causing a 2011 patrol car wreck that left two cousins and an unborn child dead.

Convicted killer in 1993 San Antonio murders of 3 set to die

A 41-year-old man on Texas death row for almost two decades for the slayings of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home is set to die this week in Huntsville.

Cecilia Abbott becomes state's first Hispanic first lady

The swearing in of new Texas Gov. Greg Abbott makes his wife the state's first Hispanic first lady.

Weather changes coming for Houston, with cold, cloudy, wet trend in the wind

Another glorious afternoon is in progress around southeast Texas, but don't get used to it.  Changes are on the way, starting with another bout with overnight Fog Tuesday night and Wednesday morning!

Jury selection to begin in HERO trial

Jury selection is set to begin in the trial over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. Opponents of the ordinance were hoping for a jury trial, but Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the city wanted a judge to hear the case.

4 arrested after leading deputies on chase in northwest Harris County

Four people have been arrested after a short police chase in northwest Harris County.

Baker Hughes to lay off 7,000 workers

Baker Hughes is just the latest company in the oil industry to make job cuts as the price of crude drops dramatically.

Yemen presidential palace seized

Yemen's presidential palace has been completely taken over by Shiite Houthi rebels, the country's Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf told CNN on Tuesday amid reports of renewed clashes.


Family given 'no-show' bill after 5-year-old misses birthday party

It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old's school bag: A bill demanding a "no-show fee" for another child's birthday party.

SpaceX, Google team up for low-cost satellite internet service

Google is teaming up with SpaceX for a new venture that sounds likes it is out of this world, low cost satellite service.

Tax filing season begins

Guess what time it is? Tax filing season.

Family of 5 escapes burning apartment

A family of five managed to escape their burning apartment after a fire early Tuesday.

Minivan driver critically injured after rear-ending 18-wheeler

A minivan driver is in the hospital after a crash in southeast Houston.

Reclaiming lost items at Bush Intercontinental Airport

Bush Intercontinental Airport’s new lost and found is taking more than 1,000 calls each month from people who have left something behind in the concourse.

Feds move to seize buildings connected to human trafficking

The federal government is attempting to seize several buildings in the Houston area that are connected to a massive human trafficking operation.

Burglary suspect fleeing deputies runs into church during Bible study

A wanted man responsible for the evacuation of a Katy-area church Monday morning was arrested after he was found hiding in a shed on the property, deputies said.

Deer Park police ask homeowners with surveillance cameras for help

The Deer Park Police Department is investigating at least eight car break-ins in one neighborhood and officers are hoping homeowners can help them.

Plane searched at JFK airport after false bomb threat

Authorities say a passenger jet at John F. Kennedy Airport was given the all clear following a bomb threat.

North Texas girl accidentally shot by father out of hospital

A 10-year-old North Texas girl accidentally shot in the hand by her father as he was showing visitors his handgun at their home has been released from the hospital.

Suspect in Killeen slaying kills self in border town

Police in the Central Texas town of Killeen say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman there has been found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a town on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Police: Texas man used cleaver in break-in attempt

A Texas Panhandle man has been arrested after police allege he used a meat cleaver to try and hack his way into an apartment.

Fans line up for concert tickets to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Some rodeo fans had to resort to buying tickets the old-fashioned way after they had issues online.

Galveston woman eager to reunite with dog found in Indiana

A Galveston dog that went missing last year was found more than 1,000 miles away and will soon be returned to her owner.

Off-duty HPD officer involved in shooting in north Houston

An off-duty Houston police officer was involved in a shooting at a gas station in north Houston on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigation underway after iPad theft in River Oaks

Since Local 2 first introduced you to Randy Schaefer, new video has surfaced of the two people he believes stole his iPad.

Two hospitalized after METRO bus hits horse

A METRO bus hit a horse Tuesday in southeast Houston, according to the METRO Police Department.

Conjoined twins prepping for separation

Two girls are preparing for a surgery that could separate them for the first time in their lives.

Criminal act against property going viral

It is a crime spree  and viral internet sensation that started in Chicago last May and is spreading across the country like wildfire.

Houston Auto Show preparations underway

Hundreds of the newest vehicles will be on display this week at the Houston Auto Show, including one very expensive car making its debut in the Bayou City.

Houston parades celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

People around the nation honored civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, and in Houston, two parades were held in his honor.  In downtown Houston, the Black Heritage Society held the MLK Original Parade and the MLK Grande Parade was held in Midtown. 

5 people detained after stolen ATM recovered at Humble home

Five people were taken into custody Monday morning after a stolen ATM machine was discovered in a home in Humble.

Investigation underway after robbery of cellphone store

The A International cellphone store on Woodforest Boulevard in east Harris County has been open for a month and the store owner tells Local 2 he’s already been robbed twice.

Pizza adds to calories kids are consuming

Parents, if you want to improve your children's nutrition, look at the pizza they are eating.

Fort Bliss soldier gets 8 years, plea deal in son's death

A Fort Bliss soldier has been sentenced to eight years in prison in a plea deal over the 2012 beating death of his year-old son.

One dead, two hurt in head-on collision in Baytown

A man is dead and two others seriously injured after a head-on collision around 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Baytown.

Galveston woman's dog, missing since May, turns up in Indiana

A Galveston woman whose dog vanished last year says she's ecstatic after her beloved pooch turned up in a central Indiana city some 1,100 miles away.

Neighbors throw bricks to save residents from burning apartment

The Houston Arson Bureau was investigating a fire at an apartment Sunday night.

Gunmen rob driver at red light in southwest Houston

Multiple gunmen are on the run after robbing a driver at a red light in southwest Houston.

Police investigate 2 violent robberies at 1 apartment complex on Bunker Hill

Investigators are hoping surveillance images will help lead to arrests in two aggravated robberies at one apartment complex.

Driver dead after police chase on Highway 59 in Ft. Bend Co.

A driver who led police on a chase up and down the Southwest Freeway after a drive-by shooting in Fort Bend County has died.

Area events to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

If you're looking for a way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Day, we've compiled a list of some events around Houston.

New two story H-E-B now open

A brand new H-E-B store has opened in San Antonio and it has a lot of people excited because it's two stories.

Motorcyclist crashes in entrance ramp

A motorcycle driver is in the hospital after an accident in southwest Houston Monday morning.

Local business offers option to rent wedding dress

More women are learning the memories of a wedding are forever, but the dress can be something borrowed.

Viral prank causes damage to local man's vehicle

Teenagers are throwing themselves on cars and property and recording it in a new trend spreading around the web.

One dead, two hurt in head-on collision in Baytown

A man is dead and two others seriously injured after a head-on collision around 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Baytown.

Health agency official granted lump sum for tuition resigns

A top deputy at Texas' massive state health agency who was granted nearly $100,000 to pay for his graduate school tuition has resigned.

1 killed in head-on collision in Washburn Tunnel, alcohol found in vehicle

A driver is dead after two pickup trucks collided head-on inside the Washburn Tunnel.

Canoers find body in Buffalo Bayou

Police are investigating after a body was found in Buffalo Bayou.

Man jumps out of burning apartment in north Houston

A man is recovering after jumping out of his burning apartment.

Health of 2 prisoners involved in fatal bus wreck improves

The health of two inmates involved in a deadly bus crash has improved.

HPD seeks public's assistance to find sexual assault suspect

The Houston Police Department's Sex Crimes Division is asking for the public's help to identify a man who sexually assaulted a woman.

Man arrested in accidental shooting of 10-year-old daughter

A North Texas man has been arrested after accidentally shooting his 10-year-old daughter while showing visitors a handgun at their home.

Painkiller-addicted babies pose painful, costly problem

As a growing number of newborns are being born addicted to narcotic painkillers, Texas lawmakers are considering measures to combat the costly problem.

Estrada pulls away to win U.S. title in half debut

Defending champion Meb Keflezighi finished fourth in the U.S. Half Marathon Championships, while Diego Estrada won in an hour and 51 seconds. Kim Conley won the women's title in 1 hour 9 minutes and 44 seconds.

Man fatally shot at north Houston Fiesta store

One man is dead after a shooting Saturday in north Houston.

HCSO: argument leads to deadly shooting at Kicks Sports Shack

An argument escalated to a deadly shooting outside Kicks Sports Shack in northwest Harris County.

Fans angry about new Rodeo ticket system

Rodeo fans have expressed frustration after trying to purchase tickets online.

Teens carjack driver, lead police on chase

Two teenagers are accused of using a Taser to carjack a man Saturday. The teens led police on a chase before crashing the car in a neighborhood on Northaire Drive.

Texas safari club withdraws elephant hunt from auction

A Texas hunting club has canceled plans to auction off a chance to kill an African elephant, the club's executive director said Saturday.

Four teens arrested after 20-minute chase in SW Houston

Four teenagers are in custody after taking police on a 20-minute chase through southwest Houston.

Guilty plea thrown out in South Texas fake Botox shots case

A South Texas woman accused of injecting people with fake Botox had her guilty pleas thrown out because she was not sworn in during court.

Deputies: Driver stole money after ramming into check-cashing truck

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who they say turned over a check-cashing truck before stealing money from it.

Off-duty HPD officer involved in shooting at gas station

An off-duty officer with the Houston Police Department was involved in a shooting around 8:16 p.m. Friday near the Greenspoint area.

Elderly man found dead in apartment in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating after an elderly man was found dead in his apartment in southwest Houston on Saturday.

Texas Attorney General says UT fund violated rules

The Texas Attorney General's Office says a fund that paid University of Texas law professors millions in extra compensation lacked transparency and violated school rules.

2 men fatally shot outside San Antonio bar, 2 suspects held

San Antonio police have arrested two suspects following gunfire that left two men dead outside a sports bar.

Decommissioned USS Constellation arrives in Texas for scrap

The decommissioned USS Constellation has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be scrapped.

Fort Worth officer stabbed during traffic stop, kills driver

A North Texas police officer has shot and killed a driver who stabbed the officer several times during a traffic stop.

Texas man gets 40 years in shooting death of daughter, 14

A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting his 14-year-old daughter whose body was left in a field for several hours.

Texas helps pay final costs for 10 dead in prison bus wreck

Texas will help pay for funeral and burial expenses for the two guards and eight inmates who were killed when a prison bus slid off an icy interstate and hit a moving freight train.

Florida police say 1 dead, 2 injured in mall shooting

Police say one person is dead and two are injured after a shooting at a mall in central Florida.

Investigation underway in after-hours nightclub fire in Northeast Houston

Arson investigators are looking into what caused an after-hours nightclub to catch fire in northeast Houston.

Young teenager in custody after carjacking in southeast Houston

A 13-year-old is in custody after being accused of carjacking a woman at gunpoint in southeast Houston.

Ga. food company recalls meat sent to catering distributors in Texas

A Georgia food company has recalled more than 850 pounds of beef and chicken because of misbranding and exposure to potential allergens.

Man's iPad stolen, mysterious photos appear in iCloud

Mysterious photos started showing up on a River Oaks man's iCloud account shortly after his iPad and other items went missing.

1 dead in helicopter crash in The Woodlands

Investigators are on scene after a pilot was killed in a helicopter crash in The Woodlands.

Watch for pitfalls when unqualified preparers do tax return

Preparing your tax return is not only complex and confusing, but it can also be loaded with pitfalls if you hire someone to prepare your taxes for you that isn't qualified.

Fallen firefighter's mother to attend State of the Union

The mother of a fallen firefighter will attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Loose dogs terrorizing residents in Spring neighborhood

A Spring man is speaking out after loose dogs cause concern among neighbors.

2 children dead, mother injured in crash near Crosby

Two children are dead after a two-car crash near Crosby Thursday evening.

Cy-Fair ISD soccer coach accused of improper relationship with student

A soccer coach at Langham Creek High School is facing allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a female student.

Former plumber accused of stealing dozens of toilet valves

A former plumber is facing theft charges after being arrested at his home Thursday.

Radar the weather dog's life-saving surgery

Last month, we told you about a health scare for Radar the Weather Dog. This week, he underwent surgery to remove the cancerous growth from his paw.

Wharton Coutny man sought on several charges

Dewarren Demond Wiley, 32, was last seen Wednesday at Boling High School.

Montgomery Co. Sgt. could face charges after serving warrant at wrong house

A former Montgomery County Sheriff's Department sergeant is accused of maliciously vandalizing a suspect's Cadillac, then serving a warrant at the wrong house, Local 2 Investigates has learned.

Mom helps baby sleep despite seizure meds

Noah Ribbans is now a mostly happy and healthy 2-year-old boy, a vast improvement from his infancy where he stopped hitting developmental milestones, had hundreds of seizures a week and rarely slept.

Katy Freeway eastbound reopens after box truck wreck

A multi-vehicle accident involving a box truck on the Katy Freeway eastbound has been cleared.

Investigators: Wife strangled with zip tie by husband she called 'monster'

A man who was having marital problems with his wife used a zip tie to strangle the woman, according to Harris County Sheriff's investigators.

Deer Park High raises money for Manvel High students killed in crash

Support is growing for a community still in mourning after a deadly crash killed three Manvel High School students. On Friday, Deer Park High School students and staff presented a check for $2,000 to Manvel.

Both sides rest in 'Money Mike' teen sex assault trial

Both the state and defense rested in the 'Money Mike' sex assault trial in Galveston County Friday afternoon.

Boyfriend charged in connection with death of teen after prom last year

The boyfriend of a teen found dead after her prom last year is now facing charges in connection with the case after police say he admitted to choking her.

School bus involved in accident in Brazoria County

The Manvel Police Department is responding to a three-vehicle accident involving a school bus Friday.

Off-duty police officer shoots, kills armed man outside bar

An off-duty police officer shoots and kills an armed man outside the Bombshell Bar.

Cameras catch burglars at Fort Bend County barbecue restaurant

The Richmond Police Department is looking for two men who burglarized a restaurant.

U.S. rig count plunges by 74 to 1,676

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. tumbled by 74 this week to 1,676.

Deputies responded to custody calls before 4 Port Lavaca deaths

Investigators are trying to determine a motive in the deaths of a Port Lavaca woman and her three children in an attack blamed on her husband.

Nearly 10 percent of Texas seniors not on track to graduate

Test results show nearly 10 percent of all Texas high school seniors are not on track to graduate this year.

Condemned killer of 2 in Houston loses federal appeal

A 51-year-old man on death row since 1994 for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 22 years ago in Houston has lost an appeal before a federal appeals court.

New Mexico woman gets life in prison over 2 Texas slayings

A New Mexico woman faces life in prison for her conviction as the driver in a 2012 attack that left two men dead in West Texas.

Gov. Perry spends $1M in defense against felony charges

State records show Gov. Rick Perry so far has spent more than $1 million on lawyers defending him against a felony indictment alleging he abused his power.

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases

The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

3 teens arrested in murder of teen who was found dead in church parking lot

Three teens have been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in church parking lot in northwest Houston.

Reward offered for information on 2 dead horses

Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward for information on two dead horses that were found dumped in the Acres Homes area. Up to $5,000 is being offered for information on the owner of the horses. They could be charged with animal cruelty.

Former UH football player, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

An East Texas man and his estranged wife have been found shot to death in what investigators call an apparent murder-suicide.

School bus, car collide in southeast Houston; 22 students onboard

It was a frightening morning for a school bus full of kids in southeast Houston after their bus collided with a car.

Driver killed, pregnant passenger injured after chase ends in crash

A man was killed and a pregnant woman was injured after leading deputies on a chase which ended in north Harris County early Friday.

FM 1093 eastbound and Highway 99 northbound reopens; acid spill cleared

HazMat crews have cleared the scene of a chemical spill in the Richmond area.

Scoring the best deals on Rodeo Houston tickets

Tickets for Rodeo Houston go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. and this year, there are big changes with how to buy tickets, both online and in person.

Houston-based Apache Corporation to lay off 250 employees

Apache Corporation plans to lay off as many as 250 employees this week, the company said on Thursday.

Schlumberger to reduce workforce by 9,000 jobs

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger announced thousands of layoffs across the company, but would not say how many jobs would be affected in the Houston area.

Man flees after crashing pickup into northwest Houston home

Houston police are searching for a man who fled the scene after crashing his truck into a home in northwest Houston early Friday.

New hotel designed to cater to women

Every day thousands of people travel on business across the country, now a well known business man, has built a hotel especially for women.

Galveston detectives find new type of meth, searching for drug dealer

Galveston police said they discovered bright orange-colored meth when they were executing an arrest warrant.

Stewart Beach to get $14M in improvements over the next 15 years

The Galveston Park Board has released details of a master plan to make $14 million in improvements to a popular beach park on the island's east end.

Program matches families willing to donate embryos to those who want kids

The Snowflake Adoption Program is a program that matches families that are willing to donate embryos they no longer need for IVF to families that want to have children. Families like the Champagnes then adopt, birth and raise the child as their own.

Arrest made in Houston cold case: Man, 57, charged in 1984 killing in The Heights

Thirty years of police work went into a judge calling the name of Edmond Beauregard Degan, 57, in a downtown Houston courtroom. Degan is charged with the capital murder of Yleen Kennedy.

Hit-and-run victim asks for public's help to find pickup driver

Just hours before surgery, 30-year-old Miguel Reza is pleading for help from a hospital bed. "The man hurt me real bad," says Reza. "I don't think it should happen to anybody else."

Fatal shooting under investigation by Galveston PD

The Galveston Police Department is looking for suspects and a motive in the death of 24-year-old Ethan Sigalas.

Willis ISD bus driver saves co-worker's life, named district's MVP

A Willis Independent School District bus driver jumped into action when he noticed a co-worker suddenly slump over on Dec. 8.

Police: Smoke shop owner killed by 3 men, nothing from shop was stolen

Houston police are investigating a homicide that happened at a north Houston smoke shop Friday night. 

Houston Humane Society seizes malnourished horse in Acres Homes area

The Houston Humane Society seized a malnourished horse in the Acres Homes area Thursday. 

HPD calls for extra manpower to fight Sharpstown apartment fire

Firefighters called for a 2-alarm response to a fire at an apartment complex in Sharpstown Thursday night. 

Social media buzz about tweet from Rockets GM Morey

The Houston Rockets were in Orlando Wednesday night taking on the Magic. But fans on social media were not talking about what was happening on the court. Rockets fans were buzzing over what general manager Daryl Morey tweeted.

Blind ID theft victim speaks out after suspect caught on camera

A local woman who is blind said her credit is destroyed after her identity was stolen. Police want you to see the surveillance video of the suspect in order to catch her.

METRO bus collides with car on North Freeway HOV lane

A METRO bus and a car were involved in a crash on the North Freeway just north of downtown Thursday evening. 

Firefighter injured after being pinned between two trucks at fire station

A firefighter was injured after he was pinned between two trucks inside a northwest Harris County fire station, according to authorities.

Testimony continues in teen sex assault trial of 'Money Mike'

Day three of Michael McIntosh's sex assault trial was focused mostly on the lead detective in the case.

Astronaut Scott Kelly to be 1st American to spend entire year in space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will soon become the first American to spend an entire year in space.

Gov. Rick Perry delivers farewell speech to Texas Legislature

The longest running governor in Texas history, Gov. Rick Perry, addresses Texas lawmakers in a joint session of the House and Senate Thursday afternoon in Austin   

United Airlines plans Houston to Cuba flights

United Airlines plans to offer flights from Houston to Cuba, pending government approval.

Mayor Parker, Apache say 5K cyclists expected at 2015 Tour de Houston

5,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 2015 Tour de Houston  Mayor Annise Parker and Apache Vice President Obie O'Brien announced on Thursday. 

HPD asks for assistance to find man connected to deadly shooting

Houston police are asking for the public's help to identify a second man wanted for questioning in the deadly shooting of a man

HFD pulls down ceiling to put out fire in Kate Spade store in Highland Village

Firefighters responded to a fire at the Kate Spade store in Highland Village Thursday afternoon. 

After several dreary days, sun comes out Thursday

After several dreary and cold days, sunshine returns to the Houston area

Pasadena PD seeking help to ID 4 men who robbed residents at home

Pasadena police are asking for help to identify four men who held four residents at gunpoint and ransacked their house on Nov. 21. 

Texas City PD asks for public's help to identify burglar seen in video

Texas City police are looking for a the burglar who stole from a vehicle in the Pilgrim Estates area at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 8. 

Investigators to comb deadly prison bus crash site in Texas

Investigators trying to determine the cause of a West Texas prison bus crash that killed eight inmates and two guards were returning to the site Thursday to sift through the debris and examine the vehicle.

Radar the weather dog update: Watch Local 2 News Friday at 6pm!

Friday on Local 2 News at 6pm, we'll show you the latest on Radar the weather dog's surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his paw.

Police shoot armed man in face after confrontation

A man is in the hospital after he was shot in the face by police in Pasadena.

Alvin man to be extradited from W.Va. to NC to face murder charges

A suspect in a multistate crime spree will be transferred from West Virginia to North Carolina to face murder charges.

Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

Houston to refund $25M to water customers who were overcharged

The city of Houston is promising refunds after overcharging more than 240,000 water customers by $25 million in total.

Verizon security guard scares off would-be thieves

A security guard working inside a Verizon store scares off would-be thieves who attempt to cut their way into the business.

New rankings of best airlines in the country

It seems more people complained to the Department of Transportation about airlines in 2014 over 2013.

Secret savings on gym memberships

There are plenty of options for those who vowed to get in better shape this year, but don’t want to give their wallet a workout.

South Houston PD asks for help to find drivers destroying lawns

The South Houston Police Department is asking for assistance to find one or several drivers who are driving in circles on yards. 

Bed bugs infest group home for senior citizens in SW Houston

On video they could be mistaken for cockroaches or crickets. But they are actually bed bugs -- a lot of huge bed bugs that were inside a group home for senior citizens in southwest Houston.

New treatment to get rid of acid reflux

It can cause a lot of discomfort and limit what you eat and keep you up at night, but now there's a way to get rid of acid reflux for good.

FBCSO: 2 men dressed in police uniforms rob game room

Two men dressed in what appeared to be black police uniforms and jackets robbed a game room Wednesday morning, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. 

"Texas Longhorn Bandit" bank robber on the run

The FBI is searching for a brazen bank robber nicknamed the "Texas Longhorn Bandit."

Police looking for 3 gunmen who robbed Spring pawn shop, stole 30 guns

Three gunmen are on the loose after robbing a pawn shop in Spring. 

Nassau Bay to replace all street lights with solar lights in spring

Nassau Bay plans to replace all 234 street lights in the city with solar lights.

2 officers, 8 inmates killed when prison bus strikes train in West Texas

A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said.

Teens testify in 'Money Mike's' sex assault trial

On day two of Michael McIntosh's sex assault trial, more teens took the stand to tell their stories. So far in this trial, one thing is clear: All of the girls say they went to McIntosh's Friendswood home without being forced, and they wanted cash from him.

Trial set for equal rights ordinance case

Opponents of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance claimed a small victory Friday when a judge allowed the case to go to trial.

Mayor Parker supports removal of cars from Houston's bayous

Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday that she supports the removal of more than 100 cars and trucks sunken in Houston’s bayous.

Thief steals tray of gold and diamond rings from Memorial Fine Watches

Workers at Memorial Fine Watches say there was nothing "fine" about a man walking in, heading directly for a specific jewelry case and stealing its contents.  Surveillance video shows the man walked in, opened the door on the back of the jewelry counter, picked up a tray of gold and diamond rings…

'Basketbrawl' between Baytown Lee, Lumberton high schools

A 'basketbrawl' broke out at a high school basketball game in Lumberton that featured a local high school team.

2 men reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world's most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to conquer a 3,000-foot vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite pedestal in Yosemite National Park that has beckoned adventurers for more than…

HISD teacher accused of choking student appears in court

A Houston teacher who police believe choked one of his students appeared before a judge Wednesday.

Former church youth counselor accused of preying on teens

A former church youth volunteer is facing charges of child sexual assault, according to the Waller County District Attorney's Office. Nilson Vargas turned himself into authorities Wednesday afternoon.

Councilman Boykins angered by congressman's tweet on President Obama, Hitler

The Weber/Obama/Hitler tweet controversy was front and center at Houston City Hall Wednesday, striking a nerve with Councilman Dwight Boykins. 

Driver charged in deadly hit-and-run of motorcyclist

A man is under arrest in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist in east Houston.

Lake Jackson officer shoots, kills 68-year-old man

The Lake Jackson Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting after a 68-year-old man was killed inside his home early Wednesday morning.

Houston ISD teacher facing charges for allegedly choking student

A Houston ISD teacher is facing charges after police investigated allegations that he choked a student in his classroom.

Fort Hood soldier who was tested for Ebola identified

Fort Hood officials have identified the soldier who was tested for Ebola after he was found dead in his off-post residence in Killeen Tuesday.

3 Houston police officers leave force amid citations review

Three Houston police officers have resigned or retired to avoid being fired in a traffic violations tickets scandal.

Austin police charge 4 in high-end bicycle theft ring

Four people have been charged in a high-end bicycle theft ring in which investigators say they rented bikes from Texas businesses and sold them online.

Man, 20, charged in shooting that left 1 dead, 1 injured in NW Houston

A 20-year-old has been charged with murder after a shooting that left one person dead and another injured in northwest Houston on Jan. 7. 

NASA evacuates its side of ISS, but finds no leak

In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said a computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than escaping ammonia coolant.

Space heater to blame for house fire in Humble

A space heater is blamed for a house fire in Humble.

Robbers hit adult novelty store Smoochee's in the Heights

Three armed and dangerous thieves are on the run after robbing an adult novelty store and smoke shop in the Heights.

Workers find skeletal remains in vacant Houston field

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results on skeletal remains found in a vacant field on Fannin.

Thieves smash hole into shopping center, get away with nothing

The search is on for a group of thieves who cut a hole into the side of a north Houston shopping center overnight.

HCSO: Armed men rob Subway on teen employee's first day

A teenager’s first day on the job at Subway got off to a rough start after armed robbers stormed into the nNortheast Harris County restaurant.

2 teens hurt in drive-by shooting outside washateria

Gunmen are on the run after shooting two teens during a drive-by outside AT Washateria in southeast Houston.

Don't be a victim of tax return fraud

The IRS says getting your return in early could mean the difference between you getting the money and someone else collecting it for you. Tax return fraud is one of the largest growing crimes, mostly because it is so easy.

4 burglars smash into convenience store, steal ATM

Houston police are searching for a group of burglars who used a truck to smash into a northwest Houston gas station early Wednesday.

Another cold, dreary day Wednesday

Expect a cold and dreary day with a chance of rain Wednesday evening.

Mystery substance covers Galveston County community

Homeowners in a Hitchcock R.V. park off Highway 6 woke up to a weird, white substance covering their cars, trucks, mobile homes and plants.

How quickly do E-cigarettes cause damage?

There are new calls from two of the nation’s leading cancer organizations for more regulation of E-cigarettes.

Man steals package off porch meant for needy

Police are looking for the man who took a package off a family's front porch in Houston's East End.

Harris Health system announces layoffs

The Harris County Health System says it will cut more than 260 jobs because of a budget shortfall.

Former San Antonio Spurs player Robertson arrested

Authorities say former San Antonio Spurs player Alvin Robertson has been arrested after cutting off a GPS monitor while out on bond in a 2009 case.

Baldwin collects from Cruz on Packers-Cowboys bet

Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has collected on her friendly wager with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Sunday's Packers-Cowboys playoff game.

H-E-B issues voluntary recall for tortilla products

The products involved in the recall include H-E-B homestyle white corn tortillas in 12 and 30 count packages with best by dates of Jan. 22, 2015 and earlier.

Cold, cloudy days numbered for SE Texas with sunshine set to return soon

The gray, cold stretch of wintry weather that we have endured since late last week will continue through Wednesday, but changes are coming that should brighten people's days.

Fatal shooting under investigation by Galveston PD

The Galveston Police Department is looking for suspects and a motive in the death of 24-year-old Ethan Sigalas.

Two wrong-way crashes in two days in Houston

An officer with the Houston Police Department advises how commuters can avoid a wrong-way crash.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils redevelopment plan

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston announced a major redevelopment of it's 14-acre campus Tuesday.

Woman killed after crashing into tree in Champions Area

A fatal single-car accident has caused a road closure in northwest Harris County.

Owners of 4 dead horses, 3 neglected horses in Acres Homes sought

Seven neglected horses have been found in the last week in the Acres Homes area and four of them were dead.

HPD officer accused of dating 15-year-old

An officer with the Houston Police Department accused of having a relationship with a 15-year-old went before a judge Tuesday.

Halliburton announces layoffs of Houston employees

Halliburton says it has cut jobs in Houston in an announcement made Tuesday.

Man dies in house fire in Rosehill

A man is dead after a house fire in the Rosehill area Tuesday.

HCSO introduces body cam program for community policing

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is adding extra sets of eyes to keep us safe. They plan to add hundreds more cameras to their arsenal, including body cameras on deputies.

Family of man shot to death speaks out in hopes to find killer

A man was shot to death outside his own home as came home with groceries. Now his family is speaking out, hoping someone will come forward and help solve this crime.

Fort Hood soldier found dead; test results negative for Ebola

Initial test results from a Fort Hood soldier found dead, and who recently traveled to West Africa, are negative for Ebola, officials said.

House fire under investigation in Pasadena

The Pasadena Fire Marshal is investigating a house fire Tuesday.

Fun and adventure in Houston reach new heights at indoor skydiving zone

If you're seeking fun and adventure, you no longer have to just "believe you can fly," you can actually do it at a new indoor skydiving facility that has thrill seekers of all ages flocking to the Houston area.  iFLY Houston makes the dream of flight a reality by giving customers “wings” in a safe…

Trial begins for man, 'Money Mike,' accused of paying teens for sex

Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of creating a prostitution ring involving teenage girls out of his Friendswood home.  Michael Wayne McIntosh, also called "Money Mike," is charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child.

Light rail crashes into car near Texas Medical Center

No one was injured when the METRO light rail crashed into an SUV on Tuesday.

Deputies: Man has sex with girl, 13, after meeting her online

A man is behind bars, accused of having sex at a park in Spring with a 13-year-old girl he met on an online social media site. 

Texas DPS: 10 Most Wanted Fugitive arrested in Corpus Christi

An alleged gang member of the Texas Mexican Mafia was arrested Friday in Corpus Christi.

Charges filed against home invasion suspect shot by officer

A home invasion suspect shot by a Houston police officer now faces charges.

Man charged in wrong-way crash that killed 2 women on North Loop Freeway

A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged in the wrong-way crash that killed two women and injured another on the North Loop Freeway.

Arlington high school football player shot to death

Authorities say a high school football player from Arlington has been shot to death in front of a car wash in the nearby town of Kennedale.

Officials say Travis County detective fired after DWI charge

Officials say a Travis County detective has been fired after he was arrested and charged for drunken driving over the weekend.

Man accused of throwing 11-year-old against wall for not being quiet

A man is accused of going overboard to quiet noisy children and even threw one of them against a wall, according to Houston police.

DuPont workers in La Porte may have been exposed to toxic gas for years

State records indicate that employees at a Houston-area pesticide plant where a poisonous gas leak killed four workers in November may have been periodically exposed to the dangerous fumes for years.

Prosecutors: 2 Houston men illegally distributed prescription drugs

Federal prosecutors say two Houston men are facing numerous charges for illegally distributing 1.6 million orders of the pain reliever oxycodone over a three-year period.

UIL releases report of top injuries in high school sports

Whether it's football or another sport, more Texas high schools are reporting a growing number of sports-related injuries.

New tool to decide if cutting cable is for you

It's a question a lot of people are asking themselves these days, should you ditch your cable company and get rid of that hefty monthly bill?

Health hazards of smartphone addiction

For a lot of Americans, smartphones have become another appendage—and that might not be a good thing.

2 drivers hospitalized after wrong-way crash on Eastex Freeway

Two drivers were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a wrong-way crash on the Eastex Freeway.

Suspected prostitution ring trial begins

Jury selection was held Monday in the trial for a man accused of creating a private prostitution ring out of his home in Friendswood.

Feds arrest two accused in Houston pill mill operation

Federal prosecutors say two Houston men illegally distributed 1.6 million doses of the pain relievers oxycodone and hydrocodone over a three-year period. They are both facing federal charges.

Father accused of leaving son in car outside nightclub

A man is facing charges after leaving his 5-year-old son in a car while he was inside a nightclub.

Plans being made for Memorial Park redevelopment

More than 100 Houston residents turned out Monday night in North Houston for one of the final public meetings to discuss the master plan to redevelop Memorial Park.

Two prisoners captured after escaping custody in downtown Houston

Two men escaped custody Monday night in downtown Houston, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

Pasadena man accused of striking wife and 10-month-old son

Emilio Arroyo, 22, was arrested and charged with injury to a child under 15 Sunday.

Divers retrieve 2nd black box from AirAsia crash

Divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea.

Houston man charged after throwing light fixture through window

Vernon Scott, 19, is accused of breaking a window at a residence. The glass injured a 10-year-old and 16-year-old girl.

Pct 4: Burglar trapped between 3 dogs, homeowner armed with hockey stick

A burglar had no choice but to surrender after finding himself trapped between three angry dogs and a homeowner armed with a hockey stick Sunday.

Woman, 3 children die in Port Lavaca house fire

Flames tore through a sheet-metal shed behind a Port Lavaca game room, killing a woman and her three young children.

Official: Mom, 3 kids found dead in fire stabbed to death; Husband charged

A mother and her three children found dead in a fire were stabbed to death and the woman's husband is now facing charges in the case, authorities said.

84th Legislative session tackles oil

The 84th session of the Texas Legislature begins at noon Tuesday. Legislators have 140 days to hammer out a balanced budget. They found out Monday about how much money they'll have to do that with.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo concert lineup announced

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo concert lineup has been announced. Tickets go on sale Jan. 17.

No parking signs cause stir in Rice Military neighborhood

Last week a string of no parking signs popped up on Gibson Street just west of Durham Drive in the Rice Military area.

Feud erupts at Galena Park public meeting

Galena Park city leaders continued their months-long public squabble Monday.

Affidavit: Man in Tomball hospital standoff wanted to die with son

Court documents show that a father who became distraught over his son's condition at a Houston-area hospital and caused a standoff after pointing a handgun at a nurse wanted to die with his adult child.

PD: Security guard stops man from raping woman

An alert security guard stopped a man from raping a woman in southwest Houston, according to police.

2 dead after wrong-way crash involving suspected drunken driver

Authorities say a suspected drunken driver was driving in the wrong direction of 610 North Loop early Monday morning when he collided with a vehicle head-on.


UH named one of fastest growing 'sugar baby' schools of 2015

UH named one of fastest growing sugar baby schools of 2015.

Statement in Robbie Middleton case thrown out

There are new developments in the trial surrounding the death of Robbie Middleton, a Splendora boy who was burned with gasoline more than 16 years ago.

Thieves steal fire truck, equipment in Rosehill

Authorities are looking for whoever stole a Rosehill Fire Department truck and medical equipment from a station in Tomball on Monday morning.

Stolen Rosehill fire truck found in Montgomery County

Sheriff's deputies have found a Rosehill fire truck that was stolen earlier this week.

3-alarm fire at storage facility in southwest Houston

Investigators with the Houston Fire Department are trying to determine what  sparked a three-alarm fire at a storage facility in southwest Houston Monday morning.

1 dead, 1 critically injured in northwest Houston crash

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that killed one man and critically injured another in northwest Houston Monday morning.

Two arrested after fatal shooting in north Houston

Police said one person was killed and another was injured in a shooting in the Northline area Wednesday night. 

Reward offered for man who robbed Bank of America in E. Houston

Houston police are searching for a man they say robbed a Bank of America in east Houston Monday.

Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-color

Instead of burnt sienna and cerulean blue, the page's 2.4 million followers saw cartoon breasts and sophomoric sex jokes.

HPD releases list of most vehicles reported stolen in December 2014

Chevrolet and Ford trucks were the vehicles that car thieves targeted most in December 2014, according to the Houston Police Department.

Energy sector leads a decline in US stocks as oil falls

The price of oil dropped another 5 percent Monday to $46 a barrel. That's far below its recent peak of more than $100 a barrel last June. The slump means much lower profits for energy companies, even though consumers benefit by paying less for gas.

HPD investigating fatal shooting on Tidwell

Police are investigating a homicide after an officer responding to a car crash in northwest Houston found a man with a gunshot wound. 

Uber offers helicopter rides to college championship game

Uber is offering a novel way to get to college football's national championship game: by helicopter.

Police: 3 armed men rob Comerica Bank in northwest Houston

The FBI needs the public's help identifying three men who committed an aggressive “take-over” robbery in northwest Houston on Monday.

Plus-sized teen bullied on Facebook after trying to sell prom dress

A plus-sized teen who was trying to sell her prom dress on Facebook became the subject of bullying by men making fun of her looks and weight.

Eat this, not that at breakfast

It's a morning ritual for many families. A bowl of cereal for breakfast and with so many cereal choices, knowing which ones are good for you and your kids can be a challenge.

Foster mother fighting for her life

An area woman is in the hospital hoping for a miracle as she fights cancer.

HISD building new aviation magnet high school

HISD is taking learning to new heights, with a plan to build a new magnet school, focusing on aviation careers.

Shopping high-end at consignment stores

If you're looking to redecorate, don't forget about Houston's consignment stores.

Eat this, not that at favorite restaurants

Subway, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A and Chili's are some of the most popular food chains around with choices that are hard to pass up. So we wanted to know: Can you still enjoy a meal out without derailing your diet?

Houstonians join French in rallies against terrorism

About 4 million people marched against terrorism in France Sunday, and Houstonians joined the cause and held a vigil for the attack victims in an emotional show of solidarity.

After cold, wet weekend, brighter skies and warmer temps ahead

Sunday's morning rain, which added up to over two inches in eastern Harris County, moved out of southeast Texas Sunday afternoon, signaling an end to a very wet, cold stretch of weather in Houston.

President of Houston's NAACP chapter sworn in

The Houston branch of the NAACP has a new president.

Witnesses save residents in 2-alarm apartment fire in NE Houston

A two-alarm fire in northeast Houston damaged all the units in an apartment building Sunday morning. 

Police: Older brother kills sibling over TV channel argument

Authorities say a Beaumont man stabbed his older brother to death after the two fought over what television show to watch.

UT athletics finished last year with $2.8M budget shortfall

Records show the University of Texas' athletic department finished the 2013-14 academic year in the red for the first time in more than a dozen years.

Texas A&M works to rid Kyle Field of 250K Mexican bats

Texas A&M University officials are optimistic that efforts to rid Kyle Field of 250,000 Mexican free-tail bats will be successful.

Lawyer: 'Nothing unreasonable' about stun gun on 76-year-old

A lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop says there was "nothing unreasonable" about that level of force.

Police: Smoke shop owner killed by 3 men, nothing from shop was stolen

Houston police are investigating a homicide that happened at a north Houston smoke shop Friday night. 

Driver takes police on slow-speed chase through southwest Houston

A driver is in custody after taking police on chase through southwest Houston.

Man faces assault charge after barricading himself at Tomball hospital

George Pickering, 59, of Pinehurst has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Man who barricaded himself in Tomball hospital room in custody

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding after a man has barricaded himself in a room at the Tomball Regional Medical Center.

Murder victim laid to rest in Houston

Anastacia Oaikhena-Lambert was laid to rest in Houston on Saturday.

Car plows into Torchy's Tacos location in the Heights

Viewers sent us several photos from Torchy's Tacos in the Heights on Saturday after a car plowed through the front of the restaurant.

Texas aide hired without competition, granted tuition money

A top deputy at Texas' massive state health agency received the job without any competition and then was granted nearly $100,000 to pay for his graduate school tuition, according to state records.

More chilly rain for Sunday; dryer and warmer for week ahead

After a cold, rainy Saturday, don't expect too many changes as we head into the second half of the weekend.

Judge wants trial by November for SXSW crash suspect

A judge is pushing attorneys for a trial by November in the capital murder and aggravated assault case against the driver accused of smashing into a crowd of South By Southwest festival goers, killing four.

SpaceX launches for NASA, no luck with rocket landing at sea

SpaceX is taking another crack at delivering supplies to the International Space Station and landing the rocket on an ocean barge.

Retired firefighter dies in house fire in Nassau Bay

The Nassau Bay Fire Marshal's Office is now investigating a fatal fire that happened Saturday.

HFD: Man falls asleep while smoking in bed, sets fire to apartment

Houston firefighters said a man set fire to his apartment after he fell asleep while he was smoking in bed. 

Thousands lose power after driver hits pole in deadly crash

Thousands of people were without power after a driver slammed into a wooden power pole.

Texas A&M-Galveston study seals' biological compasses

A research team from Texas A&M University at Galveston is researching how an Antarctic seal breed is able to find holes bored in six-foot-thick ice while swimming in the dark waters below.

Texas didn't report hundreds of child abuse, neglect deaths

Texas has not publicly reported hundreds of abuse- and neglect-related child deaths since 2010, raising questions about the accuracy of the state's official fatality count, an American-Statesman investigation into the state's child protection system has found.

Man in custody after leading police on chase, crashing into ditch

Houston police took a driver into custody Friday night after a chase on the North Freeway.

Man shot, killed while unloading groceries outside condo

A group of gunmen fatally shot a man outside of his condo in the Heights Friday night.

Fugitive sex offender from Texas arrested in California

A man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list was arrested in California on Monday.

HPD: Teen who stole beer, charcoal from store shot by officer

Houston police are investigating after an officer shot a suspect in north Houston early Friday.

Katy Boston Marathon bombing survivor expected to testify

Rebekah DiMartino, of Katy, was badly injured in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. In February, DiMartino will take the stand and testify against the surviving suspect.

Dozens of city employees almost don't receive paychecks

A frozen bank account and tireless squabbling among city leaders in Galena Park almost resulted in dozens of city employees not getting their paychecks Friday.

Counterfeit bills turn up at local big box stores

Two Houston area shoppers claimed to have received phony $100 bills after cashing checks at different Walmarts in the Cypress area.

Woman escapes danger, helps deputies arrest robbers in Tomball

One man is in custody and another is on the run after a police chase in northwest Harris County.

HPD: Officer shoots armed suspect after home invasion, shootout

A suspect was shot by a police officer after an apparent home invasion and shootout in southwest Houston, according to police.

76-year-old man accused of fatally striking cyclist in Texas City

A Texas City man is dead after being hit by a vehicle Friday evening.

Over 50 Texas vanity license plates at risk of removal

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announces Thursday that 56 different vanity license plates are at risk of being removed.

Mother accused of leaving child alone in car

A mother is facing charges after leaving her child in her car Thursday while shopping in Sharpstown.

Police chase ends with crash in NW Houston

A police chase came to a dramatic end in northwest Houston Friday when the suspect crashed.

Family reunited with dogs after FedEx driver takes them from house

A FedEx driver has been suspended after being accused of taking two puppies from the front of a Houston family's home.

Experts warn of more possible terror attacks

The two brothers accused of carrying out the Paris massacre were killed in a dramatic raid Friday.

Fidel Castro rumors sweep Internet, but no sign in Cuba

Social media around the world have been flooded with rumors of Fidel Castro's death, but there was no sign Friday that the reports were true, even if the 88-year-old former Cuban leader has not been seen in public for months.

Third car dealership shooting victim dies

Two brothers were shot to death at an automobile dealership in north Houston Thursday, according to Houston police.

Senator Ted Cruz called for jury duty at Houston courthouse

Senator Ted Cruz took a break from Washington Friday to fulfill his civic duty.

Vigil, balloon release held for Manvel H.S. students killed in crash

Friends and family held a vigil for three Manvel High School students who were killed in a car crash. Students sobbed as they released the balloons for their classmates outside the school.

Judge considers tossing police statement in Middleton case

A Montgomery County judge says she plans to decide Monday whether to throw out a written police statement.

Trial set for equal rights ordinance case

Opponents of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance claimed a small victory Friday when a judge allowed the case to go to trial.

Police: 4 people shot in botched robbery at Kansas gun shop

Emergency responders say three people were shot and wounded at a suburban Kansas City gun shop and a fourth person was wounded at a nearby location.

Texas, other states defend same-sex marriage ban

Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.

Police: Texas officer stole suspects' cash, drugs, rifle

A San Antonio police officer is accused of stealing marijuana, thousands of dollars and a rifle from a couple during a disturbance call.

2 charged in Austin theft, $18K worth of cookies, crackers

An apparent cookie caper in Austin has led to theft charges against two men stopped with a trailer packed with $18,000 worth of treats.

Fatal shooting at Santa Fe meat market ruled a suicide

The Santa Fe Police Department responded to a shooting call around 6:35 p.m. Thursday and found a dead 55-year-old man at a meat market.

HISD students participate in MLK oratory competition

A group of local fourth and fifth graders are celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. early.

Dallas police officer charged with sexual assault found dead

A Dallas police officer charged with sexual assault after being accused of abusing prostitutes has been found dead.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of man in northeast Houston

Houston police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man  in northeast Houston. Dewan Anderson, 35, is charged with murder.

1 killed, 16 injured in 100-car pileup on I-94 in west Michigan

Police say one person was killed and 16 were injured Friday morning in a pileup involving more than 100 vehicles on Interstate 94 in west Michigan.

Residents of fire-damaged high-rise not allowed to return

About 250 residents of a senior-living facility near San Antonio must find new housing following a December fire that killed five people and injured more than a dozen others.

Mother charged with leaving child in car

A mother is accused of leaving her young daughter alone in a car while she went shopping.

Men who led police on wild chase charged

Police have identified two men who were reportedly casing a neighborhood before leading police on a 50-mile chase from Pearland to southwest Houston Thursday afternoon.

Local K-9 receives new ballistic vest from nonprofit

K-9 Dina with the League City Police Department was one of 17 law enforcement dogs in seven states provided with new ballistic vests.

Make a mess? Household items to help keep it together

Whether it’s spilled coffee on your pants in the morning or a button popping off your shirt after lunch, a day can always take a turn for the worse. But a few simple precautions can help you avoid total disaster.

Driver found in backyard after police chase

Police find and arrest a driver in a backyard after a routine traffic stop escalates to a police chase.

Google may soon sell auto insurance in Texas

Buying auto insurance can be a hassle with so many options out there, now there's word Google may soon throw its name into the hat.

3 hospitalized after chain-reaction crash on North Freeway

Three people spent Friday morning recovering in the hospital after a chain-reaction crash on the North Freeway.

Teenagers try to lure Katy ISD students into car with candy

Police are warning of stranger danger after four strangers tried to lure Katy kids into their car.


Caffeine, Viagra used to help premature babies

Many of us drink soda or coffee for a caffeine fix. And now doctors are turning to caffeine to help premature babies get stronger.

Appeals court to hear arguments on same-sex marriage in Texas

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is set to hear oral arguments for and against same-sex marriage in Texas Friday. 

Police: Men stole IDs to buy cars, breast implants

Houston police and U.S. Postal Inspectors worked together on a case involving numerous luxury cars being purchased with stolen identities. Police said the case began with a tip about a single car purchase that seemed "irregular."

Mother, child transported to hospital after apartment fire

A mom and her child were hurt after a fire broke out in their southeast Houston apartment Thursday evening.

Two men arrested, charged with repeatedly robbing people after they visit Houston banks

Two suspected thieves who allegedly followed people home from different banks in the Bellaire area and then robbed them were arrested Wednesday.

Protecting your home from the cold

Insulating your pipes is always smart but in cold weather, it's vital.

Pilot who smuggled cocaine into Houston sentenced to prison

A commercial airline pilot who smuggled 62 baggies of cocaine from South America to Houston has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.

District attorney's office launches new push to find man charged in 2010 murder

There is a new push to solve a cold case: The Harris County district attorney's office is looking for a man charged in an alleged murder cover-up. 

Men drop from freeway after police chase from Pearland to SW Houston

Two men were taken into custody Thursday morning after leading police on a chase from Pearland to southwest Houston.

MCSO looking for men who robbed a house, shot and tied up resident

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or indictment of three men who robbed a Magnolia home Wednesday night. 

3 Manvel High School students killed in Brazoria County crash

Grief counselors were on hand at Manvel High School Thursday after three students were killed in a fiery car crash.

Radar the weather dog gets ready for surgery

Radar the weather dog was in good spirits Wednesday as he met with Dr. Loretta Bubenik-Angapen at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists who will perform the surgery to remove the cancerous growth from his toe.

Former third-grade teacher files defamation lawsuit against Quanell X

The former teacher who resigned from her position at an elementary school amid allegations of teaching hate and racism in her classroom has filed a defamation lawsuit against Quanell X Abdul Farrakhan, the New Black Panther Nation and the New Black Muslim Movement, Inc.

HPD releases sketch of gunman who killed man inside business

Investigators have released a composite sketch of a man Houston police said murdered another man inside a business last month.

Aldine ISD bus involved in crash, 22 students on board

An Aldine Independent School District bus with 22 students on board was involved in a crash Thursday afternoon. 

Alley Theatre's renovation progress

This is the year the Alley Theatre in downtown Houston is scheduled to re-open. It's been under construction since July, and Thursday Local 2 got a look at the progress.

Interim president of HPFFA elected to job with 75 percent of vote

Alvin W. White Jr. was elected president of the the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, the organization announced Thursday. 

Secret codes can save you big at Costco

Costco is already a place you can go to save some money, but you can actually keep even more cash in your pocket if you know what to do.

Temperatures remain above freezing until overnight

After a cold, clear start Thursday afternoon has turned cloudy and that will continue, holding temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s.

Fire forces homeowner outside into freezing weather

A homeowner told Local 2 he believes the furnace in his attic sparked a fire that destroyed his home Thursday morning.


Investigator: NFL should have sought more info in Rice case

A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated more thoroughly before it initially punished the player.

H-E-B Recipes: Green Chili Chicken Pot Pie and Banana Caramel Bread Pudding

H-E-B Recipes: Green Chili Chicken Pot Pie and Banana Caramel Bread Pudding

Dozens of HISD bus routes unstaffed on cold morning due to pay dispute

Over 100 Houston ISD bus drivers skipped work Thursday morning and showed up at HISD headquarters over a pay dispute.

Robbers on the loose after holding up credit union in Greenspoint area

Authorities are searching for two men who robbed a credit unition in the Greenspoint area of north Houston Thursday morning.

Driver leads police on 45 minute chase to his mom's house

Police arrest a driver after a lengthy, high-speed chase from Brookshire to north Houston.

Car doing doughnuts hits biker popping wheelies in NW Harris County

A man is in the hospital after a car doing doughnuts hit him while he popped wheelies on his motorcycle in Northwest Harris County.

HFD battles building fire in northwest Houston

Houston firefighters are battling a blaze at a building in northwest Houston.

Settlement agreement reached between HPD chief, lawyer he struck with SUV

A settlement agreement has been reached between Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and a local attorney he struck with his SUV in 2013.

Man involved in crash that killed his pregnant girlfriend taken to jail

A man involved in a crash that killed his pregnant girlfriend is in the Harris County jail.

Crews put restrooms back in working order after grease blocks sewage line

Several northwest Houston homeowners were relieved the restrooms in their homes were put back in working order Wednesday after they were not able to use them for 24 hours.

Firefighters face more danger in freezing conditions

As the temperatures drop, the chances of a house fire go up.  That means more calls for firefighters.

Humane Society: Malnourished horse doing better

A horse the Houston Humane Society rescued Tuesday evening is doing better.

31-year-old killed by Freeport police, officer put on temporary leave

A 31-year-old man was shot and killed by an officer Wednesday morning after the man held a gun to his girlfriend's head, according to Freeport police. 

Thieves break into at least 6 cars at Webster apartment complex in 1 night

Tim Smith of Webster woke up to a mess Wednesday morning after someone broke into his car overnight. The thieves took just about everything they could get their hands on.

City's new attorney announced

Donna Edmunson was named Wednesday as the city of Houston's new attorney. Once she is confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold the office in this city's history.

Construction worker shot during robbery

A construction worker is shot during a robbery at a job site in northeast Harris County.

US appeals court considers new Texas abortion restrictions

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is considering the constitutionality of a Texas law that requires abortion clinics to meet the same standards as a surgical center. 

Robber takes security officer's gun, steals thousands of dollars in jewelry

Houston police are looking for a man who took a security officer's gun before robbing a Galleria area jewelry store Wednesday.

New study shows avocados can help lower bad cholesterol

As if guacamole fans needed another reason to adore avocados, now there's new evidence of their heart-healthy benefits.

Houston's French community reacts to deadly terrorist attack in Paris

Restauranteur Jacques Fox is a Houstonian at heart, but was born and raised in France. When he turned on the television Wednesday morning, his heart just sank.

Man says 2 teens stole car, shot at him at SE Houston apartment complex

A Southeast Houston man is hoping police can track down two teens who allegedly tried to steal a car and then shot at the man after he confronted them.

Police looking for man accused of raping disabled woman

Crime Stoppers has released a sketch of a man charged with aggravated sexual assault of an elderly disabled person.

Police identify woman accused of leading officers on 20-mile chase

Houston police have released the identity of the alleged female car thief who is accused of leading officers on a 20-mile chase Monday that ended with a pileup that forced them to close the northbound lanes of the North Freeway for about an hour and sent two people to the hospital. 

Man accused of fatally shooting 12-year-old appears in court

A man accused of fatally shooting a 12-year-old and injuring his older two brothers appeared before a judge Wednesday morning.  Kahlid Yusuf Worrell, 24, is accused of killing Deunte Cooks.

HPD arrests man on suspicion of soliciting minor through texts

An 18-year-old was arrested after Houston police say he allegedly solicited a minor through text message and then agreed to meet her with the expectation that he would have sex with her. 

Reward offered in Fort Bend County credit card theft case

Police are looking for the thief who stole a man's wallet at a 24-Hour Fitness and charged almost $2,000 on his cards. 

Houston store employee accused of writing company checks to herself

A Houston office assistant accused of writing company checks to herself and using a company credit card without permission is set to appear in court Thursday.

US Geological Survey records cluster of earthquakes in Texas

A cluster of small earthquakes rattled a Dallas suburb for a second day Wednesday as experts turned to seismic data to help determine why.

Four men wanted for armed robbery at Whataburger in Sugar Land area

Police are searching for a group of men wanted for the armed robbery of a Whataburger in the Sugar Land area.

Lockdown lifted at 2 Klein ISD schools; search continues for suspect

Two Klein ISD schools were temporarily placed on lockdown while authorities searched for a suspect in the area.

2 men rescue brother from raging house fire in northwest Houston

Two brothers saved a third brother from their burning home in northwest Harris County Wednesday morning.

New procedure brings knee pain relief

Knee pain can be debilitating and turn an active person into someone who can barely walk. But now there's a new procedure that can bring relief without surgery or medication.

Suspect taken into custody after leading police on chase in SE Houston

A suspect was taken into custody following a police chase which ended in southeast Houston Wednesday afternoon.

HPD: 1 dead, 1 injured in possible gang-related shooting in NW Houston

Houston police are investigating a double shooting in northwest Houston that left one man dead Wednesday morning.

New METRORail cars provide more comfort, less congestion

METRORail service got a boost with the launch of a new generation of light-rail cars on Wednesday.

Wireless thermometer patch for children, Cattle DNA tests for meet quality

If you're tired of waking up to certain songs on your phone, or that migraine-causing beeping of a traditional clock, there might be another open debuting soon. A sunrise light bulb alarm clock.

New restaurants featuring grilled cheese sandwiches coming to Houston

If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, that are a little bit quirky, pretty soon you'll have a great place to hang out.

Do-it-yourself shopping tips to save at IKEA

Whether a shopper is looking for a new bookcase or a new kitchen, there are plenty of ways to save at IKEA.

Deputies search for attacker after man found with stab wounds in neck

A man was recovering in the hospital Wednesday morning, after Harris County deputies said someone stabbed him in the neck.

Husband rescues wife, daughter from robbers in Meyerland

A wife's cries for help landed a would-be robber in jail.

H-E-B issues recall for soup products

H-E-B is recalling some of its soups after forgetting to list ingredients that could affect people with peanut allergies.

Montgomery County community honors deceased homeless woman

A life ignored by so many was remembered warmly with song, love and fond memories Tuesday.

Humane society rescues horse on NW Houston road

The Houston Humane Society took custody of a horse Tuesday after it collapsed in the middle of West Montgomery Road near the Acres Homes area of Houston.

Surveillance cameras capture bar burglars in NW Houston

Two thieves were caught on surveillance video stealing from a neighborhood bar in northwest Houston.

Mild earthquake startles north Texans

An earthquake measured at 3.5 magnitude caused a stir in north Texas, but no damage was reported.

FBSCO makes 18 arrests during New Year's No Refusal event

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday it made 18 arrests during a No Refusal period throughout the course of three days.

Panhandle officer shot, suspect in custody

A police officer has been shot while answering a report of shots fired at a house in a Texas Panhandle town of Pampa.

Man pistol-whipped during robbery in NW Harris County

A man was pistol-whipped during an attempted robbery at a food store around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 6400 block of Louetta Road.

Man, 76, hit by Victoria police officer's Taser

The 76-year-old man who was hit by a Taser during a traffic stop by a Victoria police officer spoke out at a press conference Tuesday, one day after the officer was terminated.

Siblings face armed robber in NE Houston home

A pair of teenage siblings say they are lucky to be alive after coming face to face with an armed intruder.

Hard Freeze Watch in effect for parts of SE Texas; Arctic air takes takes aim

The cold front will come near midday Wednesday before the mercury begins to drop in the early afternoon.

HPD: Private duty nurse steals nearly $50K in jewelry from employer

A woman is accused of stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry from her employer, then having it pawned for cash.

Teen loitering grows near Houston theater

While the city has a teen curfew, residents said the loitering outside the Edwards theater on Greenway Plaza goes into the wee hours of the morning is only getting worse.

'Active shooter' reported at El Paso military hospital

The Army is searching for a suspect after an "active shooter" was reported as a West Texas military hospital.

Falling gas prices could take extended time to stabilize

Experts say the decreased cost of oil could hurt the local economy.

HCSO responds to shooting in Cypress area

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding to a shooting Tuesday.

FBI: Armed, masked men rob Comerica bank

Two masked men wielding semiautomatic weapons robbed a Houston bank Tuesday.

Father shot, killed at home in southeast Houston

Homicide investigators were on the scene of a deadly shooting in southeast Houston Tuesday morning.

Shelter in place issued after gas leak in Texas City

Texas City Emergency Management is asking residents to shelter in place in the immediate area near a gas leak.

Federally-investigated guardrails pass testing in San Antonio

The guardrail at the center of a major federal investigation passed another round of testing Tuesday in San Antonio.

Chikungunya virus confirmed in Dallas County

Public health officials have confirmed the seventh case of chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus disease in Dallas County.

Escapee from federal prison in Arkansas caught in West Texas

An escapee from a federal prison in Arkansas has been captured in West Texas with a woman who's charged with helping him flee.

The first fan of Dallas? Why, it's NJ Gov. Chris Christie

Chris Christie loves the Dallas Cowboys. Not only is he not ashamed of it, he wants you to know it.

More Austin police to be at South By Southwest events

More police officers will be on patrol in Austin during South By Southwest 2015, after a driver plowed his car into a crowd killing four people during the festival last year, a police official told a public safety panel.

More Austin police to be at South By Southwest events

More Austin police will be on patrol during the 2015 South By Southwest festival a year after four people were killed when a car went into a crowd.