Runaway tortoise found wandering Dallas returned to owner

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

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

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

Garbage trucks found on fire at Bryan service yard

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

HPD: Man shot to death, body found in ditch

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

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Chop Magic

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

Blue Bell announces recall for all of its products

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

HPD: Officer forced to use Taser in overnight fight

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

PD: Man robs car wash coin machine in northeast Houston

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

Woman shot 3 times, taken to hospital

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

Thief steals from several people on Rice campus

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

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

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

Cleanup underway after kerosene spill in Baytown's Cedar Bayou

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

Invest in oil, gas industry with little commitment

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

Bombing survivor from Houston crosses finish line at Boston Marathon

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

HPD: Woman drives into department store

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

Oklahoma school bus crashes, driver accused of driving drunk

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

Debate continues over long-term impact of BP oil spill

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

New video surfaces of HPD officer linked to drug cartel

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

Help for laid-off Walmart employees in Livingston

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

School condemns veterinarian for cat picture

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

PD: Pregnant woman killed unintentionally by husband; baby delivered

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

YES Prep teacher fired after allegations of inappropriate conduct

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

Driver plows through toddler's room

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

Former Pasadena police officer found not guilty of official oppression

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

Expensive repairs ahead for flooded vehicles

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

Astrodome seats sold online today

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

Texas House approves licensed open carry of handguns

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

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

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

Babysitter accused of sexually assaulting 2 boys pleads guilty

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

Brother says man was followed home from movie theater, kidnapped

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

Fenves formally named president of University of Texas

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

Houston man accused of fatally shooting mother

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

Local dentist to host Free Dental Day on Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliberations begin in Pasadena officer shooting trial

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

2 taken to hospital after car hits tree in southwest Houston

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

Smartphone apps for unlimited talk and text

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

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

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

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

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

Crooks try to steal change machine at apartment complex

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

Woman injured in Boston Marathon bombing to run Monday

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

Houston man among those pulled from Oklahoma City Bombing rubble

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

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

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

Woman escapes car submerged in water

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

Families homeless after massive fire

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

Severe weather hits Houston area again

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

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

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

Toll collector taken to hospital after SUV crashes into tollbooth

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

Houston customs agent helped families of Oklahoma City bombing victims

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

One killed, another injured in three-car crash

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

Power problem causes sewage spill in Southeast Houston

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

Oklahoma City gets ready to remember bombing anniversary

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

Flooded house catches fire

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

HPD: Son shoots mother to death

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

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

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

Thunderstorms, heavy rain pound Houston, SE Texas

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

Tree damages home, destroys SUV in Pecan Grove neighborhood

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

Wharton slammed by downpours, rain

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

Rules for emergency rooms

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

High water creates traffic nightmare on Southwest Freeway

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

Walker County residents clean up, brace for more severe weather

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

Texas House lawmakers give preliminary approval to open carry of handguns

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests made in burglary of deceased couple's property

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

911 call of apartment crash released

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

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

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

Bond revoked for father accused of pulling gun at hospital

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

Two arrested after leading police on chase with children in vehicle

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

No students hurt when vehicle hits bus in Aldine

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

Driver with child in vehicle crashes into bayou

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

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

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

Houston police officer shoots, kills pit bull, injures woman

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

2 arrested in FBI raid at business in Spring Branch

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

Man accused of sexually assaulting child at Michael's store

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

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

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

No threat found after Chavez High School students evacuated

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

Caught on camera: Gorilla charges at window and cracks glass

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

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

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

#IWishMyTeacherKnew: School project going viral

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

Immigration advocates head to New Orleans for executive action arguments

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

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

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

6-vehicle crash on Highway 290 westbound before Huffmeister

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

Man shot in stomach during argument with couple

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

FBI works to combat child sex tourism

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

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

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

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

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

Flash Flood warnings issued until Friday morning

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

Brazoria police officers to wear body cameras

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

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

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

Pasadena officer on trial for traffic stop shooting takes the stand

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

Alleged drunken driver involved in deadly crash appears in court

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

Hitchcock man says his backyard floods with sewage when it rains

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

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

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

Langham Creek High School: Threat posted on restroom wall

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

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

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

Mayor Parker delivers her final State of the City Address

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

Worshippers at Hindu temple cleaning up after massive fire in Alief

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

Police search for serial tire slasher

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

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

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

UHD professor saves student from being assaulted in campus restroom

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

Schlumberger reduces workforce by additional 11,000 jobs

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

Surveillance video released of suspects wanted in convenience store robbery

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

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

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

KPRC Local 2 Photojournalist John Treadgold

HPD Chief McClelland answers questions on deadly police shooting

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

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

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

Physician suspended for allegedly soliciting sex from underage girl

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

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

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

Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire along Texas interstate

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

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

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

Caught on camera: Woman knocked off cliff by giant wave

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

Actor pays tribute to Robin Williams

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

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

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

Family of 6 escapes house fire in southwest Houston

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

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

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

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

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

Baytown driver in critical condition after crashing into sign

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

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

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

Could plastic replace steel in bridges?

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

Woman taken to hospital after fire at one-story home

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

Authorities looking for 3 armed robbers who stole from Chase Bank

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

Police chase ends in crash on Highway 59

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

HPD: One person dead after overnight shooting

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

One person arrested in drive-by shooting in NW Houston

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

La Porte PD looking for man accused of stealing from church

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

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

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

Mayor Parker gives Uber deadline to outline plan on city ordinances

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

6 arrested, charged with trespassing at BP headquarters

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

Former HPD officer: Police followed protocol in deadly chase

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

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

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

United Airlines announces new upgrades on international flights

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

HPD: Drunken driver crashes vehicle into insurance agency

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

Air New Zealand to offer nonstop service to IAH in December

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

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

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

Waller County heads up effort to curb distracted driving

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

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

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

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

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

2 men wanted for aggravated homicide deported to El Salvador

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

Second teen arrested in death of 16-year-old

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

TDCJ inmate sentenced for threatening to kill federal judge

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

FDA deems Kind bars not healthy enough

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

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

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

Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

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

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

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

Family reacts to couple's big secret

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

Lamar ISD teacher accused of distributing anti-Muslim pamphlets resigns

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

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

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

Man shot in head at northwest Houston gas station

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

Wind Sculpture IV installed in Hermann Park

A new sculpture was installed at Hermann Park Tuesday morning.

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

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

Two accused of torching truck in Crosby

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

Video shows officer intentionally run over suspect

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

Police prepare fraud charges over driveway repair work

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

Children may sleep through smoke alarms despite loud sound

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

Woman in road-rage incident speaks out

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

PD: Sketch released of man who tried to grab student

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

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

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

Woman arrested after 15 dogs found in hot SUV at hotel

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

Congress OKs bipartisan bill changing doctors' Medicare fees

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

SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

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

Wednesday's weather webcast

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

Truck stolen while in shop for paint job

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

Band director investigated for conduct violation

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

Accused drunk driver charged in death of motorcyclist

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

Pasadena officer on trial for traffic stop shooting

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

Civil lawsuit filed against mother after prom death

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

Indicted detention officers appear in court

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

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

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

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

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

What are training standards for reserve deputies in Harris County?

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

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

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

Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge in Louisiana

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

'May I Kiss You' training for soldiers

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

PD: Chase suspect injured after jumping off side of freeway

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

H-E-B restocking Blue Bell ice cream

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers seeks man accused of fraud, theft

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

3 girls charged in attack on San Jacinto Mall employee

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

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

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

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

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

3 nabbed after ATM smash-and-grab in Humble

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

Man accused of sexual assault of children extradited from Trinidad

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

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

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

HPD officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

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

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

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

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

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

Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

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

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

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

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

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

2 critically injured in wrong-way crash in Baytown

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

Man faces charges in Craigslist Air Jordans sale shooting

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

Heavy rain, storms move in from coast

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

Bond hearing for HPD officer linked to drug cartel

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

Livingston community upset over Walmart closing

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

Pink spreads positive message in response to body-shaming critics

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

Alleged drunk driver arrested in wreck that killed father

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

Fire burns 'Getto Burger' restaurant in northwest Houston

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

Arson crews investigate SE Houston house fire

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

Cash4iPhones accused of giving customers less money than promised

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

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

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

Thousands of adverse reactions reported from common antibiotics

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

Multiple children injured when 2 school buses collide

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

Grandfather assaulted in road rage attack

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

Three turtles receive medical care at Houston Zoo

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

Texas House mandates EKG tests for high school athletes

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

Richmond PD arrests man caught in the act of burglarizing home

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

Man arrested after fatal stabbing on Westheimer

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

Former day care worker facing charges

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

911 dispatcher helps couple save premature baby's life

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

Man accused of killing Houston woman arrested in Louisiana

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

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

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

Charges filed against teen who accidentally shot, killed friend

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

2 gun robbery suspects arrested due to story

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

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

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

Two arrested after leading HPD officers on chase in SE Houston

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

United Airlines plane gets stuck on runway at Bush IAH

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

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

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

Space station grocery run stalled by storm clouds

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

Soldier surprises parents at hockey game

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

Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death

Prosecutors have charged a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma with manslaughter in the shooting of a black suspect.

Accident blocking SB lanes of Highway 59 at W. Bellfort

A major accident has closed three southbound lanes of traffic on Highway 59 at West Bellfort Avenue.

Driver dies after hitting tree in Southwest Houston

A driver is dead after a crash on Richmond Avenue and Chimney Rock Road.

Hazmat crews on the scene of overturned tanker truck

The Channelview Fire Department is dealing with an overturned tanker truck Monday.

Woman stole ID info from public computers at Texas hotels

A woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing personal information from people who used public computers at some Texas hotels.

South Texas police officer killed in head-on vehicle crash

A South Texas police officer has been killed and two people critically hurt in a head-on collision in Atascosa County.

J.J. Watt breaks box jump record

"Must have been the shoes baby."  Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt released footage of him breaking his own personal record by jumping up 61" on a box. 

Blackshear Elementary on brief lockdown after shooting in southwest Houston

Blackshear Elementary was on a brief precautionary lockdown Monday morning, according to police.


Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

A judge has formally sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention.

Official: 1 dead in shooting at North Carolina college

An official says one person is dead and a community college campus is on lockdown as authorities search for a man with a gun.

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BREAKING: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels "uniquely qualified" to pitch his Republican Party as one that will defend the American Dream.

Madonna lands smooch on Drake at Coachella; he doesn't look pleased

Drake shared the stage with Madonna to close off Sunday's Coachella concert events and as the performance came to an end it took an unexpected turn.

IRS falls behind on processing tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service is running behind on processing tax returns.

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HCSO: Man shot in leg after shooting at deputies

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding to an deputy-involved shooting Sunday.

Police: 1 killed after pickup truck slides in rain, slams into tree

A man was killed after a pickup truck slid sideways in the rain and hit a tree while trying to make a red light in northwest Houston, according to police.

Tax Day Freebies

Taxes are due on Wednesday and even if you're not getting money back this year, you can score other benefits this week.

Dad shot in leg in parking lot of north Houston apartment complex

A dad was shot in the leg in a parking lot of a north Houston apartment complex early Monday morning, according the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

All main lanes reopen on 45 North Freeway southbound at Calvacade St.

Two lanes have reopened after a major accident shut down all main lanes on the 45 North Freeway going southbound at Calvacade St. Monday morning.

Man stabbed at southeast Houston apartment complex

Man stabbed at southeast Houston apartment complex

Accident on 610 South Loop eastbound shuts down 3 main lanes

An accident on the 610 South Loop at Cullen Boulevard shuts down three main lanes and one shoulder. 

Deputies: Drunk driver kills 1, sends 9 to hospital after crashing into truck

Deputies say one person died and nine others, including two children, were transported to the hospital after a drunken driver slammed into a pickup truck Saturday night. 

Firefighter accused of terroristic threats due in court Monday

A Houston firefighter accused of making terroristic threats against his co-workers is expected to be in court Monday.

Daughters reunited with mother's remains

Two women who spent nearly four decades wondering what happened to their mother receive some closure.

Tomball Tollway now open to commuters

Commuters will have a new road to travel Monday with the opening of the Tomball Parkway.

Doctors closer to unlocking mystery surrounding Alzheimer's disease

Doctors may be one step closer to unlocking the mystery surrounding Alzheimer's disease.

Flash flood warning issued for Galveston County until 9:30 p.m.

A flash flood warning has been issued for Galveston County until 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Pasadena electricity plant lowered, demolished

The AES Deepwater electricity plant in Pasadena was lowered in a controlled demolition Sunday morning.

Fire destroys home in northwest Houston

More than two decades of family memories sit as heaps of ashes and charred debris after a fire destroyed a northwest Houston home on Sunday.

Durst to appear in court Tuesday on federal weapons charge

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst will be in court Tuesday in connection with a federal weapons charge.

HCSO seeks man who robbed fast-food restaurant

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a man who robbed a fast-food restaurant.

Motorists return cash that fell from Brinks truck on Texas highway

Motorists who thought they struck it rich when money flew out of an armored car and onto a highway have been returning what they took, a police official said Sunday.

Police: Man shot in leg after argument in SW Houston

A man is behind bars after a shooting on Darnay Drive.

Police: Teen loses control of car, drives into apartment

A teenager driving without a license crashed into an apartment's living room on Saturday evening, hitting a woman inside, according to police. 

17-year-old charged with manslaughter in death of 16-year-old

A 17-year-old has been charged with manslaughter when a gun he was holding discharged and killed his friend, police said.

2-year-old injured after falling into cheetah exhibit at zoo

Officials say a 2-year-old boy is recovering after falling several feet into a cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Robbers shoot, kill man in front of wife outside Club Escapade

A 41-year-old man was robbed and killed in front of his wife Friday night. 

Two fights at Bellaire High School caught on camera

Two fights at Bellaire High School are going viral.

Man's body found in Buffalo Bayou

A man's body was found in the water near North York Street east of downtown Friday.

Information sought on driver who fatally struck 28-year-old man

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward after a 28-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

Creativity on display at 28th annual Art Car Parade

Despite the cloudy weather, thousands lined the streets to watch the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade on Saturday.

Texas bill to make it illegal to film near police dropped

A Texas state representative said he is dropping a proposed bill that would limit bloggers from filming within 25 feet of police activity, amid a public outcry over a South Carolina police shooting of a black man that was filmed by a man standing nearby.

Woman burned, hospitalized after house fire in Cypress

A 20-year-old woman was rushed to a hospital after being burned in a house fire Friday.

Former Texas judge expected to plead guilty to corruption

A former Texas district judge accused of soliciting and taking bribes from a San Antonio lawyer is expected to appear in court Monday to plead guilty.

Former child care worker accused of tying up child in 'time-out'

A former child care worker at the Zebra Zone employee child care facility was arrested Friday and fired, accused of tying up a child in "time-out." Eulalia "Lottie" Wehunt is charged with felony unlawful restraint and injury to a child.

Woman shot waiting at bus stop

Two gunmen are on the run after shooting a woman at a bus stop in front of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Man hit, killed by vehicle on Highway 288

One person was killed on Highway 288 and Almeda-Genoa Road Friday night after he was hit by a vehicle.. 

Marriage proposal at Astrodome's birthday bash

As Houstonians were enjoying the Eighth Wonder of the World, one man proposed to his girlfriend.

Authorities warn about calls threatening residents with jail time

Law enforcement officers are sending out a warning to residents who may receive a call from some con artists, claiming to work for the county and threatening people with jail time.

Patients want dental work finished

Patients of a southwest Houston dental office said they were surprised to find the business shut down this week

Man arrested in alleged road rage shooting

An area man is accused of firing four shots at a car after the driver honked his horn when he changed lanes in heavy traffic along the Katy Freeway.

Middle school student hit and killed by car

Crosby Middle School is mourning the loss of one of its students after a teenage boy was struck by a car while going to school.

FAA increasing oversight of United

The Federal Aviation Administration is watching United Airlines  a little more closely, citing risks from repeated violations.

New video shows dog's 20-mile METRO bus ride

We first brought you the story last month of a Boston terrier riding a METRO bus downtown. We have new video that shows just how far he got.

Smash-and-grab robbery at Katy Mills mall caught on video

A smash-and-grab robbery in the middle of the day Friday inside the Jared Vault at Katy Mills mall was caught on camera.

HPD: Woman driving drunk with children in car tries to run over other drivers

A woman took a car full of children on a terrifying ride as she struck other vehicles and tried running over more than one person, according to Houston police.  In addition to her erratic behavior, police say Tiffany Whitehead was drunk.

Texas Medical Center becomes largest home to innovation in country

Houston has the largest medical center and now the city has the largest space in the country for innovation.

Lightning may have caused house fire in NW Harris County

A lightning strike is suspected of causing a house fire in northwest Harris County Friday afternoon.

Rice Military residents concerned about crime

Residents who live in Rice Military believe burglars are targeting their homes.

Owner helps police chase down alleged truck thief

A chase Friday ended with a flat tire and a man in handcuffs.

HPD arrests 22-year-old man accused in fatal shooting

The Houston Police Department arrests a man accused of murder Monday.

Survivors of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts

A top Army commander says he hopes that Purple Hearts awarded to dozens of survivors and relatives of soldiers who died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting gives them closure.

Rosenberg PD arrests man accused of burglary

The Rosenberg Police Department arrests a man accused of burglary Thursday.

Copper thieves strike sports fields in E. Montgomery County

The lights are out at an East Montgomery County park after deputies said thieves stole copper wire from all of its electrical connection boxes.

Local resident reaches finals in Girl Scout Cookie recipe contest

A Dickinson resident is a finalist in the inaugural National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest.

Chipotle hiring at all locations in Texas

Chipotle is hiring at all of its restaurants in Texas.

City posts minimum fine under speed limit sign to curb speeding

The city of El Lago in Harris County is trying a new measure to prevent speeding.

List of most stolen vehicles in Houston during March

The Houston Police Department released its lost of the most stolen vehicles in Houston during the month of March.

PD: Man pins friend against wall with pickup truck in north Houston

A man is in critical condition at Hermann Memorial Hospital after he was hit by a pickup truck that went through a house late Thursday night.

HCSO: Suspects climb nightclub roof to strip it for copper in northwest Houston

Suspects were scared away after attempting to strip a northwest Houston nightclub for its copper Friday morning, according to Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

Man accused of choking, punching wife during dispute over laundry

A man is accused of choking and punching his wife during an argument over laundry on Easter Sunday.

Man on the loose after leading police on chase in southwest Houston

Police are searching for a man who led officers on a chase through Southwest Houston Friday morning.

Mom's reaction to gender of 7th baby is priceless

A mother's reaction to the gender of her unborn child goes viral.  After having six boys, you can understand why.

Is this cat going up or down the stairs?

After the rabid, and some might say inexplicable, Internet takeover of #TheDress, a new optical illusion is duping viewers.

Man, woman sought in aggravated robbery at apartment

A man and a woman are being sought in an aggravated robbery at an apartment complex in northwest Houston.

Central Texas grand jury indicts mother in daughter's death

A McLennan County grand jury has indicted a woman on capital murder charges in the February death of her 2-year-old daughter.

City of San Antonio, state teaming up on Alamo makeover plan

The city of San Antonio is teaming up with state officials to create a master plan for a sweeping makeover of the Alamo and its surrounding plaza.

Man charged with murder in East Texas fatal shooting

Texarkana, Texas, authorities say a 25-year-old man is charged with murder after finding a man shot to death in the street.

Freebie Friday: A complimentary froyo and free airline miles

Houstonians shouldn't let the rain chances scare them away from the free weekend fun.

Amazon suing companies selling phony product reviews

Amazon is working to stop phony online reviews on its website, and is now targeting companies that exist solely to sell bogus endorsements and messages.

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential candidacy as early as Sunday

NBC News has learned that former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will announce her candidacy for President of the United States as early as Sunday. 

PD: Family of 6 safe after house fire

A family of six is safe after their southeast Houston home caught fire Thursday night.

Mother: Restaurant employee told son his service dog not allowed

A confrontation is what Betsy Furler says they got when she and her son walked into a Southside Place restaurant Thursday with his service dog. Scout, a standard poodle, is a seizure alert dog for 17-year-old Henry Furler.

Astrodome At 50: Celebrating Houston History

Thousands of nostalgic fans lined up for hours Thursday for one more glimpse inside the Astrodome.

Former police chief found dead days before his child sex assault trial

A former West Columbia police chief who was scheduled to go on trial for aggravated sex assault of a child on Monday was found dead in his backyard Thursday. 

Man who helped build Astrodome reflects on the project 50 years later

KPRC 2 had a chance to sit down with Jack Snow, the man who helped weld the steel that would support the most iconic dome of our lifetime -- the Astrodome.

Attorney: Doctor convicted of poisoning lover deserves new trial

Since Dr. Ana Gonzalez was convicted of aggravated assault and sent to prison for 10 years for poisoning her lover, Dr. George Blumenschein, she has sat in jail -- oftentimes alone.  She cannot practice medicine or give medical advice, but her attorneys say she deserves a new trial.

Teens charged in February robbery of Subway in Spring

Two teens have been charged with robbing a Subway restaurant in Spring. 

Clothing store worker attacked, beaten by 4 robbers at San Jacinto Mall

Baytown police are trying to identify the four women who attacked a store employee during a robbery at a Houston-area shopping mall on Apr. 4.

Rosenberg police looking for person of interest in truck theft

Rosenberg police are asking for the public's help to track down a person of interest in a truck theft case. 

Gov. Abbott addresses Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Gov. Greg Abbott addresses the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, America's largest Hispanic Chamber.

Teen faces up to 20 years in prison after attempted robbery

A teenager faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after she plead guilty to the attempted robbery of armored truck in 2013.

Texas-size debate on state ride-hailing bill involving Uber, Lyft

Ride-hailing giants Lyft and Uber left San Antonio in their rear-view mirror after the nation's seventh largest city restricted their operations, instead shifting their focus — and money — on convincing Texas lawmakers to allow them to operate statewide with fewer restrictions.

Repeat offender jailed after cutting AT&T wires in NE Houston neighborhoods

A man is accused of repeatedly stealing AT&T telephone wires from northeast Houston neighborhoods, costing the company hundreds of thousands of dollars to make repairs.

70+ animals rescued from filth-covered mobile home

More than 70 animals were removed from a filth-covered mobile home in Arizona on Wednesday, according to NBC News.

PD: Man, girl shot during argument in NE Houston

Police are investigating a double shooting in northeast Houston, in which a teenage girl was severely wounded.

2015 Atlantic hurricane season forecast indicates below-average activity

Dr. Philip Klotzbach and Dr. William Gray, hurricane experts from Colorado State University, presented their April forecast for the 2015 tropical Atlantic hurricane season, and they're predicting a quiet one.

CDC: 3 in Texas have same strain of listeria from Blue Bell products

The three in Texas also were hospitalized at some point from 2011 to 2014 for unrelated problems when they developed listeria, the CDC said in a statement. They apparently became ill when they ate Blue Bell ice cream produced at the company's plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Maintenance worker accused of sexually assaulting girls in southwest Houston

A maintenance worker accused of sexually assaulting little girls was arrested in southwest Houston, according to police.  Investigators believe there could be more victims.

Man arrested after he exposed himself at Walmart, Taco Cabana

A man was arrested Tuesday night after he exposed himself to people inside a Taco Cabana and a Walmart on the North Freeway.

Alligator spotted in Sugar Land subdivision

It's that time of year where alligator spottings are becoming more and more prevalent.

Dulles Middle School student writes threatening note as a joke

Fort Bend Independent School District police are investigating whether criminal charges are appropriate after a suspicious note was discovered at Dulles Middle School Wednesday afternoon.

La Marque ISD given second chance to keep accreditation

The 2015 STAAR tests carry a lot of weight for the La Marque Independent School District. The Texas Education Agency will allow the district to stay open as long as its students meet academic standards for the rest of the year.

Pitbull shot dead after biting police officer in Santa Fe

A police officer was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull Thursday after being bitten by the animal, according to Santa Fe police.

Charges pending against minors suspected of stealing from unlocked vehicles

Charges are pending against minors suspected of stealing from unlocked vehicles in the Summer Lakes subdivision over the past two weeks, according to Rosenberg police. 

HCSO: Man pretends to be customer, robs grocery store at gunpoint

Crime Stoppers is asking the public to help track down a robber who held a grocery store employee at gunpoint on Dec. 28, 2014.

HCSO: Robbers shot and killed 34-year-old smoke shop owner

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

FBSCO: Man accused of stabbing fiancee to death at Mission Bend home

A man is accused of killing his fiancee inside their Mission Bend home Wednesday, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Baytown police: Man shot in the face during road rage incident

A man was shot in the face during a road rage incident in Baytown Wednesday night, according to police.

Clear Brook High School dismisses classes early due to gas leak

Students at Clear Brook High School were temporarily evacuated Thursday morning due to a gas leak near the campus. The school says students will be dismissed early.

Jackson Lee, Samuels to discuss prison reform after inmate abuse allegations

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Director Charles Samuels of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons will hold a discussion on prison reform and other issues after two Harris County detention officers were indicted for their alleged roles in an inmate abuse case.

The Queen of Tejano is coming back in hologram form

The family of Selena Quintanilla confirmed that a hologram of the Tejano pop star is expected to appear on tour in 2018.

18-wheeler accident cleared after shutting down 3 center lanes on I-10 Katy Freeway eastbound

An 18-wheeler accident cleared after it shut down three center lanes on the  I-10 Katy Freeway going eastbound at Houston Avenue.

Case dismissed against Texas woman in salt poisoning case

Prosecutors have dismissed the capital murder case against a South Texas after an appeals court overturned her conviction in the 2006 salt poisoning death of her 4-year-old foster son.

Man drives SUV into bayou in southwest Houston

A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after driving into a bayou in southwest Houston.

New app makes saving on grocery bills a snap

A new app can help busy shoppers who forget to clip coupons before they go to the grocery store.

Wearing A Fitness Tracker To Reduce Your Insurance

We've heard of car insurance companies putting monitoring devices in your vehicle, now a large life insurance company wants you to wear a health tracker.

Electrical fire in garage damages Spring home

A home is damaged after an electrical fire started inside a garage in Spring.

Security guard finds man shot to death in parking lot

A security guard found a man dead in a southwest Houston parking lot early Thursday, according to Houston police.

Bar fight leads to deadly shooting in northeast Houston

A man was shot to death after an argument outside a northeast Houston bar, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Sixth man in sex-trafficking case arrested in Houston

The last person in a six-person sex-trafficking case was arrested and made his first appearance in federal court on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

Katy ISD supports elimination of high-stakes tests like STAAR

There is legislation against high-stakes testing making its way through the Texas Legislature and a local school district took a stance showing its support for the change on March 30.

Former CEO of Houston company sentenced for date-raping employee

The former head of a Houston software company has been given the maximum sentence for date-raping an employee.

Father charged after 3-year-old found wandering in apartment complex

A 33-year-old was arrested and charged with endangering a child after his 3-year-old was found wandering an apartment complex on April 2, according to the Webster Police Department. 

Tomball Tollway to open Sunday afternoon

There is good news for drivers who commute along Highway 249 between the Sam Houston Tollway and Tomball.

Robert Durst faces federal charge in New Orleans case

Court documents made public on Wednesday show murder suspect and millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst faces a federal charge in addition to state charges. 

2nd-grade teacher resigns amid illegal photo allegations

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

Local victim of Boston Marathon bombing speaks on guilty verdict in Tsarnaev trial

A local victim of the Boston Marathon bombing is speaking out about the guilty verdict that was returned in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial Wednesday afternoon. 

Ways families can comfort older dogs, cats

A Michigan organization is making the last days of elderly dogs and cats easier.

Texas DMV says Houston man's license plate is offensive

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is revoking the personalized license plate issued to a Houston man, because it has now been deemed offensive.

Two men steal from deceased couple's residence

Two men were caught twice on surveillance video burglarizing the home and storage shed of a deceased couple.

Two armed men wanted for robbing bakery

Two armed robbers were caught on surveillance cameras robbing a bakery in northwest Harris County.

Math test scores in grades 3-8 won't affect school ratings

Officials say they won't include math scores on state-mandated standardized tests for students in third through eighth grade when calculating this year's state accountability ratings.

City adding officers to monitor Uber drivers

The City of Houston is adding additional enforcement officers to make sure Uber drivers are in compliance with the city ordinance.

HPD officer indicted on federal charges of cocaine distribution

A veteran Houston police officer arrested in a federal drug probe is indicted on two charges.

ATM theft caught on camera, HCSO searching for 3 men involved

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men who stole an ATM from a Channelview gas station during a smash-and-grab burglary. 

Students seek information on dog found mutilated near their school

About 140 students passed out fliers Wednesday, offering a reward for information about a dog that was recently found mutilated near their school.

2 men arrested in separate cold cases of sex assault of child

The Harris County District Attorney's Office arrested two fugitives Tuesday, both wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.

Gorillas explore new Houston Zoo habitat for first time

Four of the seven western lowland gorillas making their home at the Houston Zoo got to explore their new habitat for the first time Wednesday.

HPD searching for 4 people of interest in several car burglaries, credit cards thefts

Surveillance video was released showing four people Houston police call persons of interest in multiple car burglaries and credit card thefts in north Houston.

HFD crews free man caught in machinery in SE Houston

Firefighters rescued a man trapped in machinery in southeast Houston Wednesday. 

Pct 4: Man suspected in string of burlgaries caught pawning items

A man investigators say is connected to a string of burglaries in Spring, Humble and Houston has been arrested.  Precinct 4 deputy constables say Ralph Pyle was busted at a Cash America in north Harris County Tuesday, pawning items he stole from homes.

Man charged with murder in Med Center shooting after woman dies in hospital

Austin Birdow was originally charged with aggravated assault of a family member and had his bond set at $300,000, but the charge was upgraded to murder after the woman who Birdow allegedly shot died at the hospital.

VIDEO: Vehicle catches fire on the Southwest Freeway near Beechnut

A vehicle caught fire on the Southwest Freeway at Beechnut Wednesday afternoon. 

HPD: Mom accused of stepping on son's neck because he wouldn't go to sleep

A trip to the school office for behavioral issues led school administrators to learn that a 7-year-old was being injured at the hands of his mother, according to Houston police.  The mother, Carol Hernandez, is accused of stepping on her son's neck because he would not go to sleep.

Two Harris County detention officers indicted

Two Harris County detention officers are facing charges for what they're accused of doing to an inmate.

CAIR calls for resignation of Lamar consolidated ISD teacher

The Houston Office of the Council of American Islamic Relations is calling for the resignation of a teacher in Richmond.

Plane slides off runway in La Porte

A plane has slid off a runway at 101 Airport near Spencer Boulevard in La Porte on Tuesday.

IHOP waitress helps police catch attempted smash-and-grab suspects

An IHOP waitress helped tip off Houston police on an attempted smash-and-grab that happened at a gas station across the parking lot from the restaurant in northwest Houston.

Reward offered for suspects wanted in burglary of Houston area pharmacy

Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in a burglary of a business case in the Houston area.

VIRAL: What emails would sound like in real-life conversation

Ever wonder what a reply all email would sound like in real life? Or an email in all CAPS or one with a forgotten attachment? Watch this hilarious YouTube video.

Feds ask to move part of Durst case to different court

Robert Durst briefly appeared in a New Orleans courtroom Tuesday morning though nothing of significance happened at the hearing. The arguing of motions was delated until Thursday’s scheduled hearing.

Man accused in fatal shootings of a father, son

A man is facing murder charges in the shooting deaths of a father and son last week in southeast Houston.

UPDATE: Accident cleared on Highway 288 NB at Bellfort

Three main lanes of traffic were temporarily blocked on Highway 288 northbound at Bellfort due to an accident.

Shell to buy BG Group in $69.7 billion takeover

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy British gas producer BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion) in cash and stock, the companies announced Wednesday. The move gives oil giant Shell a greater stake in natural gas markets in the wake of tumbling oil prices.

Accident cleared on Highway 225 westbound before 610 East Loop

Three lanes of traffic are blocked on Highway 225 westbound before the 610 East Loop due to a two-vehicle accident.

Disney starting new vacation savings account

If your family wants to take a trip to visit Mickey and Minnie,  but you're having trouble squirreling away enough savings, Disney wants to help.

Crooks leave empty-handed after attempted smash-and-grab in Jacinto City

A group of crooks left empty-handed after an attempted smash-and-grab in Jacinto City.

18-wheeler accident blocks 2 lanes on 610 South Loop WB

An 18-wheeler accident is blocked two main lanes and a shoulder on 610 South Loop west bound at Broad Street.

HPD: Driver leads officers to his house in slow-speed chase

Houston police arrested a man who is accused of leading officers to his home during a slow-speed police chase.

Firefighters fight 8-acre fire at wood pallet company in Aldine Westfield

Firefighters fought flames that engulfed a wood pallet company in northeast Harris County, Tuesday night.

KPRC 2 anchor Bill Balleza emcees BARC gala

KPRC 2 anchor Bill Balleza emceed the BARC gala at Sam Houston Park on Tuesday.

Hospitals train staff how to respond to active shooter situations

The reality of a gunman opening fire in a hospital, once thought a safe haven, is why many health care facilities are now training staff how to respond to these threats.

FBISD teacher investigated for abusive remarks

The mother of a fifth-grader at Lexington Creek Elementary School is speaking out about an incident she said happened in her daughter's classroom.

Man caught on camera burglarizing office

The Houston Police Department is looking for a man who burglarized an office building in the 4100 block of the Southwest Freeway.

Many riders taking advantage of bike-only lane in downtown Houston

Matthew Mata uses his bike almost daily and is one of the many people taking advantage of the newly installed bike-only lane on Lamar Street.

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City of Houston to fight Uber on background checks

There is a bill that is working its way through the Legislature that would allow transportation network companies, like Uber, to solely be responsible for doing background checks on its drivers. The city of Houston is against this plan.

Texas environmental groups hope oil spill money goes to coastal restoration

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, environmental groups are hoping some of the money BP is paying in fines and penalties will be put toward restoring areas of Galveston Bay.

Some parents upset over Aldine ISD rezoning

When Cypresswood Elementary opens next year, 180 students from over a mile away will fall into new boundaries and attend the school.

Spring ISD teacher accused of kicking student

A Spring Independent School District teacher accused of kicking an 8-year-old student was in court Monday.

HBU challenging health care reform mandate

There's a legal battle in federal court involving two Texas universities, including Houston Baptist University, over a health care reform mandate.

HPD officer arrested by federal agents

A veteran Houston police officer was arrested by federal agents during roll call Tuesday morning. He is now behind bars in an alleged federal drug probe.

KPRC Habitat Home opens for mother, family

It was a project months in the making, and KPRC 2, along with Star Furniture and Houston Habitat for Humanity, made another local family’s dream come true Tuesday.

Deputy accused of striking girlfriend in head with helmet, strangling her

A Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy is accused of attacking his girlfriend while she slept in bed.

NTSB wants better rail cars for oil

The National Transportation Safety Board wants better fire-resistant rail cars in place immediately to move crude oil across the country.

Homeowner shoots at intruder in east Harris County

A homeowner opened fire at a burglar who kicked in the front door of the victim's home in east Harris County Tuesday morning, according to officers.

Man linked to tire thefts arrested in Lake Jackson

A man connected to a series of thefts at a school district and a Houston area business is in jail.

Police search for suspect who assaulted UH-Downtown student

The Houston Police Department and the University of Houston-Downtown Police Department are searching for an assault suspect Tuesday.

HFD responds to fire in southeast Houston

The Houston Fire Department is responding to a blaze in southeast Houston on Tuesday.

Caterpillars invade Liberty County

Spring time comes with some unwanted intruders for residents living northeast of Houston.

Watt seen with tennis star at NCAA men's hoops championship

Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt was spotted sitting with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki at Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship game in Indianapolis.

Reward offered for men accused of setting smoke shop on fire

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office is seeking information on two men accused of arson in northeast Harris County.

Craigslist Air Jordans sale leads to shooting in northwest Harris County

A man selling his shoes on Craigslist was air lifted to the hospital after being shot during a business transaction in northwest Houston.

Working mother jailed after leaving children, 2 and 8, home alone

A mother who left two young children home alone while she went to work was arrested after one of the children was found wandering alone late at night, according to Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

HPD: Deputy opens fire after 3 thieves rob gas station

Houston police said three masked men, two of whom were armed with guns, walked into the Valero gas station on West Tidwell Road in northwest Houston just before 9 p.m. Monday, robbed the store and then took off running.

Repairmen losing work to YouTube

If you're still in school, you may not want to study appliance repair.

Robbers break into ATM, steal thousands

Deputies are searching for the robbers who broke into a gas station in Northwest Harris County.

Teen arrested in shooting of Army vet grandfather at washateria

A 16-year-old boy is facing charges in the fatal shooting of a man caught in the crossfire at a washateria last month.

Burglars break through sheetrock at Family Dollar Store

One man is in custody and another is missing after a burglary at a Family Dollar store in northeast Houston.

How Robert Durst went from deaf mute woman to wanted man

Long before Manhattan millionaire Robert Durst made international headlines, he lived on Galveston Island and pretended to be a deaf, mute woman by the name of Dorothy.

HFD, HPD investigating suspicious substance found near NW Houston business

Officials with the Houston Fire Department and Houston police are investigating a suspicious substance that was found near a business in northwest Houston Tuesday morning.

Child hospitalized after being hit by vehicle in NW Harris County

A child has been hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle in northwest Harris County.

Kentucky's Rand Paul joining 2016 presidential campaign

Sen. Rand Paul, a tea party favorite and frequent antagonist of leaders of his Republican Party, is ready to test how much change voters want, both for their government and for the GOP.

Emory man dies after found unresponsive in jail

Authorities say a 44-year-old man being held on drug charges has died in a Mansfield jail.

Police investigating after McAllen couple found dead

South Texas police say they're investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a couple was found dead inside their home on Easter weekend.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Eggstractor

The Eggstractor claims to make peeling hard-boiled eggs a breeze in its TV commercials, but does it actually work? Channel 2 is putting the odd, accordion-like device to the test.

Little league arm pain from throwing can lead to major league issues

Little leaguers often look up to their big league heroes, but one thing they don't realize when playing sports is the fight to stay healthy.

North Texas teen charged with firearms counts after death

Police say a North Texas youth faces weapons and tampering counts after a 14-year-old friend fatally shot himself with a gun allegedly provided by the suspect.

Sam's Club pulling Blue Bell Ice Cream products from stores

KPRC 2 News first told you Saturday that H-E-B, Kroger, Randalls and Walmart all announced that they were removing Blue Bell products from the facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, from stores. Now Sam's Club is joining that list.

Blue Bell expands ice cream recall to include additional products

Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall of products that were produced in its Oklahoma plant to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints, which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and additional products manufactured on the same line.

Harris County Pct. 4 deputy accused of sexual assault

A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable is on paid administrative leave while the Harris County Sheriff's Office investigates claims that he forced a woman to have sex with him after he pulled her over on a traffic stop.

Uber passengers being rated by drivers?

Uber drivers are stationed all across the Houston area, just waiting for people in need of a ride to press a button. But when the ride is over, the driver is giving the person a grade based on his or her performance as a passenger.

Toddler taken during carjacking in southwest Houston

Two men are charged are facing charges after a carjacking Sunday in southwest Houston.

8-year-old awarded for saving father's life

An 8-year-old receives a 911 Kid Hero Award for saving her father's life.

Son in wheelchair denied seat at movie theater

A mother is upset after her wheelchair-bound son is denied a seat at a local movie theater.

Website aims to help solve medical mysteries

A startup company is using the idea of crowdsourcing to solve medical mysteries.

Burglar gets away with wedding video

Houston police are looking for a suspect who burglarized a car and took irreplaceable video from a recent wedding.

Man arrested in road rage shooting of woman on North Freeway

A man arrested on suspicion of shooting a woman in the head during a road rage incident last month would not answer reporters' questions Monday afternoon as he was transferred to jail.

Couple speaks after ex-boyfriend fatally shot

For the first time, a Tomball couple involved in a shooting that left the woman's ex-boyfriend dead is speaking out.

Man arrested in fatal shooting at Alief barber shop

A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting three people and killing one at an Alief barber shop.

Missing man found, but theft investigation continues

The Houston Police Department has found a man who was missing for nearly a month, but a theft investigation is ongoing.

Siemens announces expansion in Houston

Siemens is expanding in Houston, the company announced Monday.

States on Skates rolls into Houston

The ladies of States on Skates have rolled into Houston.

Woman carjacked while loading groceries at store

Houston police are investigating after a woman was carjacked while loading groceries at an H-E-B on San Felipe.

Baker Hughes to close office in College Station

Baker Hughes is cutting back its workforce by closing its office in Bryan Near College Station.

PD: Man killed in late night hit-and-run in SE Houston

A grand jury will decide whether the driver of a truck that struck and killed a man in southeast Houston will face charges, Houston police said Monday.

Police search for man last seen on fishing trip

The search for a missing man got underway Monday morning in the Lake Livingston area.

HPD: Man shot in chest and back dies at the hospital

A man died at the hospital after he was shot in his upstairs apartment in southeast Houston. 

64-year-old man killed in motorcycle accident on I-10 at Dairy Ashford

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Dairy Ashford Road have reopened after a two-vehicle accident that happened around 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

Beloved neighbor found murdered in northwest Houston

A man was found murdered in his northwest Houston home around 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Granville Drive.

Man charged in chase in which officer was shot by friendly fire

A man who is accused of leading police on a foot and car chase in which an officer was shot by friendly fire last week in southwest Houston has been charged.

Man accused of shooting woman near Med Center to be returned to Houston

A man accused of shooting a woman in the head near the Medical Center is expected to be brought back to Houston this week.

Things get awkward on "Jeopardy"

A recent episode of "Jeopardy" got a little uncomfortable after a contestant gave an incorrect answer.

Victims of Fort Hood shooting are honored with medals

Victims of the Fort Hood shooting in 2009 will be honored with medals at a special ceremony Friday.

M&O Subway gone, but spooky tunnel remains

M&O Subway gone, but spooky tunnel remains.

1 caught, 1 on the run after chase through NE Houston

Police are searching for one of the men involved in an overnight chase through northeast Houston.

Central Texas woman charged in mother's strangulation death

Central Texas authorities say they have charged a woman with murder in the strangulation death of her mother.

Report: Hundreds of firearm violations at Texas Army post

Over a 10-year period there have been more than 230 instances of soldiers violating Army regulations by bringing an unregistered firearm on to a Central Texas post.

Woman to file for divorce through Facebook

A judge has given a New York City woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message.

Taking the family to an Astros game on a budget

Taking the family out to a ball game doesn’t have to break the bank.

What you need to know before buying an Apple Watch

Before buying an Apple Watch, there are a couple of things you need to check off your list.

Stem cell research benefits Houston woman with multiple sclerosis

It's a debate that puts many people's religious beliefs at odds with science.

21-year-old drowns after accident at Banana Bend Beach

A 21-year-old man drowned after an accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Banana Bend Beach in northeast Harris County.

Truck crashes into building in northwest Houston

There is a cleanup effort ahead for a cellphone store on Long Point Road in the Spring Branch area.

Two men rescued by Coast Guard on island in San Antonio Bay

Two men were rescued from an island in the San Antonio Bay on Sunday.

Chippendale dancers at antique show in Fayette County

Thousands spent the weekend antiquing in Fayette County near Austin. While buying antiques may sound boring to some, this year's event had some added entertainment.

Church roof collapses during Easter service; several injured

Authorities say several people were injured when the roof of a northern New Jersey church collapsed during an Easter Sunday service.

HCSO: Man robbed, murdered in N.Harris County

Investigators are looking for the person who robbed and shot a young man in North Harris County Sunday morning. 

Area Christians celebrate Easter Sunday

It was a service filled with renewed hope and new beginnings  at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in southwest Houston as dozens of the faithful gathered to celebrate Easter Sunday.

I-35 closed during 2-hour standoff with veteran on freeway

A portion of Interstate 35 south of Waco was closed for about two hours as authorities negotiated with a veteran who threatened to harm himself.

Blue Bell products taken off shelves at local grocery stores

H-E-B, Kroger, Randalls and Walmart all announced Saturday that they are removing Blue Bell products from the facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, from stores.

Woman in serious condition after car flips over

A woman is serious condition after police say she flipped her car over while driving drunk in northwest Houston.

Police searching for hit-and-run driver in southeast Houston

A driver is on the loose after a hit and run at a southeast Houston apartment complex last night.

Family of shooting suspect speaks

The man accused of shooting a woman near the Texas Medical Center on Thursday evening is sitting in a Williamson County jail waiting to be extradited to Houston.

Friendswood PD seeks thief who stole from gym lockers

The Friendswood Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a locker-room thief.

Armed crooks hold up Valero, lead deputies on chase

Three armed men are on the run after holding up a Valero corner store and leading deputies on a chase.

Geologist freed from Chinese prison returns to Houston

A Chinese-born American geologist was released from prison in China after serving more than eight years on charges of procuring state secrets, a human rights group said Saturday.

Kidnapping victims' conditions worst prosecutor has ever seen

Federal prosecutors say their recent conviction of seven people on charges that included kidnapping puts an end to legal charges that stemmed from the worst conditions they've ever seen kidnapping victims endure.

Former drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd dies in wreck

The former drummer and a founding member of the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr., died late Friday in a single-vehicle crash in Georgia, police and his father said.

Man suspected of shooting girlfriend arrested in Austin area

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested a man around 2 p.m. Friday in the Austin area who is suspected of shooting his girlfriend.

Driver ejected from car, hospitalized in serious condition

A driver is in serious condition after being thrown from her car.

Driver, police officer collide at intersection

A driver and an on-duty officer slammed into each other in Southeast Houston.

Man hit by car in movie theater parking lot

A man is in the hospital after getting hit by a car in the Silverado 19 movie theater parking lot in Tomball.

Man on cross creates a buzz in Manvel

Christianity and curiosity had dozens of drivers in Manvel pulling over to the side of the road this Good Friday.

Gas station robbery in NW Houston caught on camera

The owners of the Swift Convenience Store on Hollister Street and Pitner Road need help finding the men who held their employees at gunpoint, robbed them and attacked a worker with a crowbar.

Durst's attorneys file probable cause motion in New Orleans

The attorney for multimillionaire Robert Durst challenged a move made by prosecutors Friday.

Saturday's weather webcast

The cold front that brings changes to our weekend weather is on the move through this evening.

Mother's plea to stop her son's bully

A Houston-area mother is demanding action from a local school district after she said her son has been continuously bullied at school.

Two men arrested for running unlicensed erectile dysfunction clinic

Two men have been accused of running an erectile dysfunction clinic without a license.

Conroe family guilty of disability fraud

A family in Conroe is facing time in federal prison for disability fraud. A father, mother and adult daughter all plead guilty in a fraud scheme.

Sugar Land doctor suspended after accusations of inappropriate conduct

A physician based in Sugar Land is suspended Thursday by the Texas Medical Board after allegations of inappropriate conduct.

Officer shoots man holding women against their will at business

Authorities are investigating a hostage situation in which a 19-year-old man tied up and held two women against their will in the back of a store in Liberty.

Blue Bell plant in Oklahoma suspends operations amid Listeria concerns

Blue Bell Ice Cream is suspending operations at its planet in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Balloon procedure gives sinus relief

Some people on the extreme end of allergy and sinus problems have a new option available.

Police recover SUV of mother found dead at north Houston apartment

Houston police have recovered the SUV belonging to the mother of five who was killed at her north Houston apartment Thursday morning.

Drug-resistant super bug spreading

Health officials are warning about a drug-resistant stomach bug that has made its way to the United States.

PD: Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash along Galveston Seawall

One man has been arrested after causing a crash that killed a woman along the Galveston Seawall on Thursday night.

5-year-old accidentally shot by brother in southeast Houston

A 5-year-old was taken to the hospital Friday after he was reportedly shot in the arm.

Buffalo escapes in Round Rock

Round Rock police responded to a buffalo on the loose that escaped from its property owner.

Relatives mourn loss of father, son killed in southeast Houston

A father and son were killed Friday morning in a shooting in southeast Houston.

Toddler survives fall from 4th floor of Texas apartment

Rescuers say a 2-year-old girl has survived falling from a window on the fourth floor of a North Texas apartment complex.

Father, son plead guilty in South Texas over marijuana farm

A father and son from Mexico have pleaded guilty to running a marijuana farm in South Texas where officers found about 9,000 plants.

Pregnant woman in SUV accidentally crashes into SW Houston apartment building

A pregnant woman driving an SUV plowed into a southwest Houston apartment complex Friday morning.

Fewer seaweed problems predicted this year for Galveston

Experts say Galveston should experience fewer problems with seaweed this summer compared to last year, when the city found itself nearly buried in the stuff.

Six-alarm fire at GE Appliance Park

A massive fire broke out early Friday at the General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

Beaumont police seek attacker after daughter, mother stabbed

Police are seeking a man accused of stabbing his estranged wife and her mother during a family argument at a Southeast Texas house.

Outbound lanes of I-45 delayed after debris falls off truck

A truck that lost a load of roofing shingles is causing a traffic delay Friday in the outbound lanes of Interstate 45 at Cavalcade Street.

How to unwind in Grapevine – with a glass (or two) of Texas’ best wine!

What happens in Grapevine stays in Grapevine?  Nahhh, I am shouting it out to the world because I had a great time, baby! Grapevine is a premier community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that has that small town feeling.

Showers, storms, cooler weather as we head into Easter weekend

After a warm and muggy start to Friday, the humidity remains in place through the afternoon, ahead of a cold front that will move into the Houston area Friday night.  Expect mainly cloudy skies and isolated light showers for the remainder of the afternoon.  High temperatures will be in the low to…

Report: Sarah Thomas set to be NFL’s first female official

History will be made in the NFL this fall. The league has reportedly hired Sarah Thomas to be a full-time official, according to NBC Sports.

HPD: Mother killed inside north Houston apartment while kids at home

Houston police are searching for the person responsible for killing a 24-year-old mother who was found dead in a north Houston apartment Thursday morning.  Six children, ages 1 to 8 years old, were home at the time but did not witness the killing.

Ex-Odessa police recruit gets 10 years in sex case with girl

A man training to be a West Texas law officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a girl enrolled in a police summer sports camp.

Ban on using devices while driving yields nearly 1K tickets

Municipal court records show Austin police have issued nearly 1,000 tickets since a ban on handling electronic devices while driving became effective earlier this year.

Man arrested after leading police on low-speed chase on motor scooter

A man was arrested Friday morning after attempting to escape Houston police on a motor scooter.

Former San Antonio officer accused of rape shot in throat

Authorities say a person has been arrested in the shooting of a former San Antonio police officer accused of raping a woman in his patrol car in 2013.

Digital tipping causes some shoppers to spend more

New technology, like digital payment systems and Apple Pay, is making some shoppers pay more at stores and restaurants.

Man, woman arrested after leading police on chase in stolen SUV

A man and woman are in custody, accused of leading police on a chase in Southwest Houston in a stolen SUV.

Man robs Subway employees at gunpoint in NW Harris County

Deputies are searching for the armed man who robbed a Subway in northwest Harris County.

Man missing after SWAT standoff in southwest Houston

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man after a SWAT standoff in southwest Houston.

Driver hits woman walking across street, waits for police

A pedestrian is rushed to the hospital after an accident in southwest Houston.

Sunday school teacher accused of sexually assaulting child

A Sunday school teacher is accused of sexually assaulting at least one girl at his church, and investigators think there could be more victims.

HPD: Pregnant woman robbed at gunpoint, suspects leave information behind

A pregnant woman, who was trying to buy a car from someone she met online, was instead robbed at gunpoint, according to Houston police.

HPD: Officer shot in the arm by partner during chase in southwest Houston

A Houston police officer was shot in the arm by another officer during a car and foot chase in southwest Houston on Thursday, according to police. 

Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting customer

An Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a customer in Houston. Police say Duncan Eric Burton raped a passenger.  

32 arrests made at Haverstock Hill Apartments in multi-agency initiative

Some 32 people who have a gang nexus or have open warrants were arrested at a northeast Harris County apartment complex, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

How important are punctuation marks?

Proper punctuation is less relevant in an age of fleeting digital communication, and an unscientific survey of Houston teens finds they use very little punctuation in informal correspondence.

Man rescued after 66 days at sea

After 66 days at sea, a man was rescued from his disabled boat by a passing ship Thursday, authorities said.

Most wanted sex offender arrested in Fort Worth

A Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender is in custody after he turned himself in on March 26 in Fort Worth. 

82 gambling machines dismantled, 2 people arrested in illegal game room investigation

Eighty-two gambling machines were dismantled Wednesday after authorities say a business was operating an illegal 8-liner game room in Pinehurst.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over racial slur found on wedding photo

A settlement has been reached in lawsuit involving a racial slur found printed on photos taken during a 2012 wedding reception. A Houston area couple filed the lawsuit in 2014 against Premier Photography and its owner, James Evans.

Warrant issued for man accused of killing puppy

A southeast Houston man charged with animal cruelty after he shot and killed a neighbor's puppy is wanted by police.

New accusations against jockey charged with cheating

A jockey accused of cheating during a Jan. 17 race at Sam Houston Race Park is now charged with doing the same thing with the same horse in 2014.

Former HPD officer indicted in ticket scandal also charged with perjury

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

Police chase starts after driver speeds away during traffic stop

Law enforcement officials pursued a driver on the north side of town Thursday.

Radio transmissions from Houston Ship Channel collision released

Radio transmissions have been released from one of the collisions that closed the Houston Ship Channel in March.

6 students arrested in "21 Jump Street"-style sting at 2 Pearland high schools

Six students were arrested in an undercover drug bust, similar to the TV show and movie '21 Jump Street,' at Pearland and Dawson high schools, police say.

Chupacabra sighting in Conroe, man says

Could a blood-sucking chupacabara be on the loose near Houston? A Panarama Village man thinks so. He says he and a friend snapped photos of one running along the roadway on League Line Rd near Hallmark Dr. as they were driving to work Thursday morning.

Firefighters all out on calls when couple tried to drop off friend's kids

When a couple says they tried to drop off two children at Fire Station 35 in southeast Houston on Tuesday night, it turns out the fire fighters were all out of the station on calls. 

Bluebonnets photo spots around Houston

The colorful blanket of blooms arrived just in time for Easter! Bluebonnets grow on edges of meadows and, of course, along state highways. Before you pull off the side of the street, remember to use caution.

Man charged with felony murder in 2004 cold case

Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force have arrested a man in a cold case murder that happened in 2004.

Girl who claimed she was abducted at Katy bus stop recants story

A Katy ISD student who originally said she was abducted at a bus stop Monday morning, but managed to escape from her captor, has since recanted her story, according to police.

Stranger approaches Katy ISD student in Westheimer Lakes North subdivision

Authorities are on the lookout for a man who approached a junior high school student in the Westheimer Lakes North subdivision Thursday morning.

East Freeway reopens at Waco after truck hits bridge

A heavy truck accident on the I-10 East Freeway westbound at Waco has been cleared.

Cure for MRSA may lie in ancient potion recipe

A new promising cure for the MRSA bacteria is coming straight from the recipe of an ancient potion.

PD: Boy wanting candy beaten with audio cord by stepfather after disobeying

A man has been charged after he admitted to beating his 11-year-old stepson with an audio cable, according to Pasadena police.

Man fatally stabbed while washing vehicle outside his home

A truck driver was attacked and fatally stabbed while washing his vehicle outside his northeast Harris County home early Wednesday, according to Precinct 4 deputy constables.

Whole Foods recalls bran muffins in Texas

Whole Food Market is recalling Bran Muffins six-packs that were produced and sold in Texas because the product labels were not complete, the company announces. 

State trooper ordered to get counseling after posing with Snoop Dogg at SXSW

A Texas state trooper was ordered to get counseling after he was seen on Instagram posing with rapper Snoop Dogg.

Massage therapist accused of inappropriately touching client

A man who worked at a massage business in Rosenberg was arrested after a client said he touched her in an inappropriate manner.

PD: 2 attacked by 4 robbers in driveway of north Houston home

A man and woman were robbed in a driveway by four men in northwest Houston Wednesday night, according to police.

Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions from his landmark Crystal Cathedral only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88.

2 women arrested in NYC, accused of trying to build bomb

The head of the New York Police Department's counterterrorism operation says two women have been arrested after an undercover investigation determined they were trying to build a homemade bomb.

Man arrested after breaking hole in pawn shop, attempting to rob store

A man was arrested after breaking a hole in the back of a north Houston pawn shop in attempt to rob the store, according to police.

Prosecutors: Lubitz probed suicide methods, cockpit security

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before he flew the plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people, German prosecutors said Thursday.

Indiana lawmakers moving to 'fix' religious freedom law

Indiana lawmakers are poised to overhaul their religious freedom law Thursday in an effort to ease concerns that it could lead to discrimination -- and they've infuriated social conservative activists in the process.

Robert Durst attorney: Evidence illegally obtained in New Orleans

The attorney for multimillionaire Houston resident and accused murderer Robert Durst tells Channel 2 police illegally searched Durst's hotel room after his arrest and says police then tried to cover up that they didn't have a search warrant.

Photographer captures family photo with baby's father who passed away

An Oklahoma family photo is going viral after the photographer Photoshopped an image of the baby's father who passed away. 

HPD: Man thrown from hood of car after argument with girlfriend

A man was seriously injured after being thrown from the hood of a car in northeast Houston.

Keeping personal information off the internet

Have you ever Googled your name and didn't like what you saw? Consumer expert, Amy Davis, teaches you how to keep personal information off the internet.

Verizon customers can opt out of 'super-cookie' program

Verizon customers can now opt out of a controversial advertising program.

HCSO: Man robs convenience store after begging to use restroom

Deputies are searching for the thief who robbed a convenience store in east Harris County after convincing the clerk to let him use the restroom.

Carjackers arrested after leading deputies on chase

Three men were arrested after stealing a car and leading deputies on a chase in northeast Harris County Thursday morning.

Uptick in burglaries in Oak Forest neighborhood

Over the past 10 days, homeowners in the Oak Forest neighborhood say there has been a dramatic uptick in home break-ins.

Girl Scouts put their skills to the test at new archery range

More than 40 girls practiced archery and geocaching during an exclusive opening day celebration for Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle's newest archery range at Spring Creek Park. 

2 men arrested after one mistakenly shoots other during attempted carjacking

Two attempted carjackers are behind bars after one of them accidentally shot the other during the crime. 

Workplace clinics brings doctor to office

Getting sick can set you back, especially if you need to take time off work to see a doctor, but now telemedicine is bringing the doctor to the office for free.

Puppies dumped in middle of road in NE Harris County

Getting stronger every day -- the puppies that touched the hearts of people across the country are making progress to get healthy and ready for adoption. 

HPD to get funding for cellphone tracking devices

Houston City Council approved more funding for surveillance technology for police Wednesday.

Memorial Park set to be restored, new design will restore its ecosystem

City Council approved a master plan to redevelop Memorial Park Wednesday.

Proposed bills would allow businesses to discriminate based on 'rights of conscience'

With lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas scrambling to repeal religious freedom statutes considered discriminatory toward gays, two similar proposals are pending in the Texas State legislature.

76-year-old man missing for almost a month found in Pasadena

Houston police are looking for a missing 76-year-old man who hasn't been seen since March 2.

Mom who joined teen in fight with fellow high school student charged

A mother who joined her teenage daughter in a fight with another student at Langham Creek High School was charged with injury to a child on Wednesday.

HPD: METRO driver covers cameras, has sex with woman on bus

Investigators said a newly-hired METRO lift driver covered up security cameras mounted inside the bus so he wouldn't get caught having sexual relations with the woman on board.

Video released of Helzberg jewelry smash-and-grab at First Colony Mall

Sugar Land police have released surveillance video of two men wanted in a jewelry store robbery earlier this week at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land.

PD: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend outside gas station

Police say a woman shot her ex-boyfriend in self-defense outside a southwest Houston gas station.

Couple says they are tired of friend's kids, leave them at local church

Two kids dropped off at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in southeast Houston on Tuesday night were taken into Child Protective Services, according to the church's pastor. 

Driver accused of having ecstasy, marijuana during traffic stop

A Houston man faces felony drug charges after deputies say he had drugs in his car during a traffic stop in Montgomery County.

HPD: Man shoots ex-wife, new lover after dispute in southwest Houston

A domestic dispute turned violent Tuesday night when a couple was shot in southwest Houston.

Police search for thief in Spring Valley Village home burglary

The Spring Valley Village Police Department is searching for leads after a burglary Wednesday at a Spring Valley Village home. 

1 taken into custody in Fort Hood after reports soldier made threat

Fort Hood officials said they took one person into custody after they were informed that a soldier allegedly made a verbal threat Wednesday afternoon. 

Houston-based KBR Inc. to pay $130K penalty over whistleblowers dispute

A global technology and engineering firm has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty in the first action taken for an alleged violation of a whistleblower protection rule enacted in response to the recent financial crisis, federal regulators said Wednesday.

VIDEO: Tanker carrying 17M gallons of oil grounds in the Galveston Fairway

An oil tanker carrying nearly 17 million gallons of crude oil ran aground in the Galveston Freeway Tuesday morning. 

Pct 3: Deputies find 3 kids at home with mom who was passed out on drugs

A woman was arrested Wednesday after constables found her passed out in her home, leaving her three children unsupervised, according to Harris County Precinct 3 officials.

Mother accused of abandoning toddler in Pasadena thrift store

A mother who left her 2-year-old daughter at a thrift store after a shopping trip has been arrested and charged, according to Pasadena police.

5 Houston residents indicted in 5 New Jersey home invasions

Authorities in New Jersey say six Texas residents have been indicted in connection with a string of home invasion robberies late last year that targeted the Asian-Indian community.

2 tons of marijuana seized in South Texas; Pasadena truck driver arrested

A Pasadena truck driver was arrested after DPS said it seized more than two tons of marijuana worth more than $24 million in South Texas.

4 accused of killing robbery accomplice after dispute over loot, dumping body

Charges have been filed against four suspects arrested in the death of a man whose remains were found in the summer of 2013.

Suspects smash cases, rob jewelry store at Willowbrook Mall

Houston police are searching for suspects responsible for a Zales Diamond Store robbery at 1684 Willowbrook Mall. 

Take a selfie with your shoe

It's a new and fashionable way to take a selfie. 

McConaughey to donate $135K UH commencement speech fee to foundation

The University of Houston, which booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker, has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee.

Ex-treasurer of Houston health firm gets 5 years for fraud

The former treasurer of a Houston-based health care system has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3 million.

PD: Sex offender trying to meet girl, 13, arrested

A sex offender who thought he was meeting up with an underage girl was arrested Monday during a SWAT operation in La Porte.

18-wheeler catches fire on Katy Freeway near Barker Cypress

Parts of the Katy Freeway outbound before Barker Cypress were temporarily shut down Wednesday morning due to a tanker truck fire.

PD: 4 Men smash into Shell, attempt to steal ATM

Four men broke into a Shell gas station and attempted to steal an ATM in Spring Valley Village Wednesday morning, according to Houston police.

Man who snatched baby from mom at laundromat arrested

The Houston Police Department has arrested a man who attempted a kidnapping Tuesday in the Sharpstown area.

New car repair service connects drivers to mechanics

Drivers no longer have to wait for a mechanic to figure out why their car’s check engine light is on.

Don't buy all organic: Keep grocery bill low by reducing toxins, pesticides

Buying all organic foods versus regular traditional food can double your grocery bill.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Grass fire along East Freeway at Normandy

A grass fire is causing traffic delays along the East Freeway eastbound at Normandy.

Man hit, killed while walking across feeder road in east Houston

A man was hit and killed while trying to walk across a feeder road in east Houston.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.  According to Houston police, the victim walked onto the service road of the 5700 block of the East Freeway eastbound when he was struck by a white car.  The driver who hit him…

Bicyclist hit by car while riding on Southwest Freeway

A bicyclist was rushed to the hospital after a car struck him on the Southwest Freeway early Wednesday.

Texas transportation agency suspends college tuition program

The Texas Department of Transportation has suspended a program that paid college tuition of employees after a newspaper's investigation raised questions about whether some of the payments violated state law.

HCSO: Brick-wielding ex-boyfriend shot, killed by woman's new beau

A woman's ex-boyfriend was shot to death after he showed up at her house attempting to attack her and new boyfriend with a brick, according to Harris County Sheriff's office.

Racial slur on wedding photo prompts lawsuit

A Houston couple is suing a local photographer over what they claim was a racial slur posted at the bottom of wedding reception photos.

Armed robbers target loan service business in Alief area

Police have a person of interest in custody after the robbery of a loan office in Alief.

Quarantine lifted at Harris County jail

A quarantine at the Harris County Jail was lifted Tuesday.

Comparison shop your healthcare online

Patients do not have to rely solely on a doctor referral any longer when it comes to choosing where they want to seek medical treatment. A wide-ranging amount of information is now available online for consumers to check regarding hospital performance.

Overturned big rig on I-10 ramp to Eastex Fwy expected to removed overnight

An overturned 18-wheeler has closed the eastbound connector ramp from I-10 to the Eastex Freeway north.

PD: Man with pellet gun shot dead by Baytown police officer

A man was shot and killed by a Baytown police officer after officials said he refused to drop his pellet gun.

Puppies dumped in middle of road in NE Harris County

Some puppies are safe and sound after someone dumped them in the middle of Hartwick Road between Highway 59 and Hirsch in northeast Harris County.

Woman joins daughter in fight against student

A mother and her teenage daughter were arrested Tuesday after fighting another student at Langham Creek High School.

Gas leak causes shelter-in-place in Stonehenge subdivision in Aldine

There is a shelter-in-place for the Stonehenge subdivision in Aldine after a gas leak Tuesday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Man allegedly posed as officer to cut into Whataburger line

A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant.

New balding treatment coming to Houston

Help is on the way for people struggling with baldness.

University of Houston to host statewide CodeRED hack-a-thon

Two hundred fifty students from all over Texas will compete in a technology 'hack-a-thon' at the University of Houston.

Store clerk pistol-whipped, kidnapped in La Marque

La Marque police are searching for a man who they say was involved with a shooting and kidnapping of a store clerk.

12 men arrested in online child sex sting in Fort Bend County

For the second day in a row, law enforcement officials announced the arrests of a dozen men who they say were soliciting sex from minors.

Police chase ends with driver arrested at Spring-area house

A suspect was arrested at a house in the 4500 block of Algernon Drive in the Spring area leading police on a chase for nearly an hour Monday.

Lone Star college students, staff debate handguns on campus

Staff and students at Lone Star College weighed the pros and cons to allowing concealed guns on campus at forum held at the Cy-Fair Campus Tuesday.

Parts of Astrodome proposal may be implemented

Harris County commissioners were officially presented with a plan Tuesday to potentially turn the Astrodome into an indoor, multi-use park.

2 brothers charged in deadly road rage shooting in Pasadena

Two brothers are facing capital murder charges in the case of what police are calling a road rage shooting in Pasadena.

Woman wanted for fraud at Montgomery County bank

Investigators in Montgomery County release pictures of a woman wanted for fraud at a bank.

String of car burglaries outside Friendswood church

Police are warning members of a Friendswood church to be on the lookout for thieves.

Montrose residents work to fight crime in community

People who live in the Montrose area are calling for stepped-up police patrols after a recent murder. Changes are now in the works to keep crime from spiking.

Prisoner recaptured after escaping custody north of downtown

A handcuffed man who broke free from Precinct 1 deputy constables at a downtown Houston processing center was recaptured and will face additional charges.

Remembering Selena 20 years after her death

Across the state Tejano music lovers are taking time to remember the pop icon Selena.

La Porte man accused of possession of meth, stolen handgun

A La Porte man is facing charges after allegedly being in possession of methamphetamine and a stolen handgun.

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Humble woman pleads guilty in fraud scheme; claimed more than $2.3M in refunds

An Humble woman has been convicted of engaging in a conspiracy to commit bank, mail and wire fraud as well as making false statements to a bank and wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

HPD: Man claims self-defense in deadly shooting

A man claimed he was defending himself when he shot another man dead outside an apartment complex in southeast Houston Thursday morning.

20K eggs dropped to excited kids at Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival

Thousands of plastic, goodie-filled eggs rained down from a helicopter as children below jumped with excitement, awaiting their chance to grab as many treats as possible during the Urban Egg Hunt at the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival.

PD: Walmart employee accused of activating gift cards without paying for them

A Walmart employee is accused of activating more than $1,700 worth of gift cards without paying for them

Grandfather accused of abandoning grandkids after keying car

A 68-year-old man has been charged after Houston police say he keyed a car, then fled, leaving his grandchildren behind.

HCSO: Man taken into custody after barricading himself inside home

A warrant suspect who barricaded himself inside a west Harris County home Tuesday morning has been taken into custody, according to deputies.

Charges filed against man who led police on wild chase in Spring area

A burglary suspect who led authorities on a wild chase in the Spring area on Monday has been charged.

2 teenagers arrested in drug bust in The Woodlands

Two teenagers were arrested after a drug bust inside an apartment in The Woodlands, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Man arrested after abducting girlfriend, causing SWAT situation

There was a dramatic ending to a SWAT standoff in north Houston on Monday.  The standoff ended up being linked to the abduction of a woman from a southeast Houston grocery store parking lot.

"The Humpty Dance" starring Gonzo and The Muppets

The Muppets jam to their version of "The Humpty Dance."

Medical emergency reported at Bush IAH

Emergency crews responded to Bush IAH Tuesday due to a medical emergency.

As seen on TV: The Gyro Bowl

Ella and Paige, 3-year-old twins, are undeniably adorable. But twice the cuteness also means twice the clean-up for mom, Leslie, when the girls have accidents.

Police: Mother leaves daughter to sleep in Dallas trash bin

A mother has been charged with leaving her 7-year-old daughter to sleep overnight in a dumpster outside a spa in Dallas, police said.

Man from Mexico gets 14 years for smuggling drugs into Texas

A Mexican man caught at the Texas border with nearly 100 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine must serve 14 years in a U.S. prison.

McDonald's to test all-day breakfast

Soon McDonald's customers could be able to eat breakfast whenever they want.

One last chance to spend those RadioShack gift cards

Anyone with a RadioShack gift card lying around needs to try and spend it before the end of Tuesday.

GNC raising test standards in supplements

The leading retailer for dietary supplements, GNC, is beefing up its standards for herbal supplements.

Photo released of escaped prisoner, armed with gun from a hospital in Virginia

A photo of a prisoner who escaped from the custody of a private security guard at Fairfax Hospital was released Tuesday morning.

Sugar Land police investigating robbery at jewelry store

The Sugar Land Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened around 5:40 p.m. Monday at the Helzberg Diamonds store in First Colony Mall.

Expert reviews DIY tax software options

If your tax profile isn't layered with sales of stocks, bonds and investment gains or losses, chances are you won't need to hire an accountant to prepare your taxes this year.

Bellaire PD looking for man accused of exposing himself

Bellaire police are sending a warning to residents after a man allegedly exposed himself to a woman.

Police, family look for missing 12-year-old girl

Police need your help finding a missing 12-year-old girl in northwest Houston.

Woman arrested after causing SWAT situation in NE Houston

The Houston Police Department's SWAT team is at a home in the 8900 block of Ley Road on Monday.

Repair crews tending to ruptured gas line in Sugar Land

A gas line was ruptured on Brook Street near Highway 6 on Monday in Sugar Land.

Mother accused of striking 2-year-old daughter

A north Houston mother who is accused of giving her 2-year-old daughter a bloody nose and lip was in court Monday.

Man accused of killing puppy for pooping in his yard

The Houston Police Department said a  man is facing charges after he fatally shot a puppy with a pellet gun Tuesday.

Man accused of sexually assaulting wheelchair-bound woman charged

A man accused of sexually assaulting a 66-year-old woman in a wheelchair is facing multiple charges.

12 men accused of soliciting kids for sex

The Harris County District Attorney's Office, along with several law enforcement agencies, have charged 12 suspects with soliciting children for sex.

MCSO arrests man in alleged steroid possession

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit arrested a man for allegedly possessing a large amount of anabolic steroids Thursday.

Deputy dragged during chase in northwest Harris County

Harris County deputies arrested a man who led them on a chase after getting caught rolling and smoking a joint in the middle of traffic.

Woman accused of leaving children unattended

A woman is facing charges alleging she left her children unattended Saturday.

Teacher performs CPR on middle school student; boy transported to hospital

Paramedics were called to a Spring ISD campus after a middle school student stopped breathing Monday morning, according to school officials.

SWAT: Man holding woman hostage inside north Houston apartment

SWAT officers with the Houston Police Department are outside a north Houston apartment where a man was reportedly holding a woman hostage.

Investigators: Man purchases $1 worth of gas; uses it to set auto shop on fire

A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of a man accused of setting a northeast Harris County auto shop on fire.

Deputies: Woman found passed out with child in car

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies said they found a woman passed out in a church parking lot and a 4-year-old child was in the car with her.

Man wanted for setting arson fire at Houston Walmart

The Houston Fire Department is asking for help identifying the man responsible for arson at a Walmart in southeast Houston.

Search continues for man bucked off horse into San Jacinto River

Police are searching for a man who went missing after being bucked off his horse into the San Jacinto River.

3 on the run after leading police on 2 chases in SE Houston

Houston police are searching for three men who led them on two different chases in southeast Houston.