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Attempted home invader suffers apparent fatal heart attack

A man died after he tried to break into an apartment in Clear Lake.

More than 1,000 homeless after tornado hits SW Houston apartment complex

About 1,600 people were left homeless after a tornado struck the Rockport Apartments in southwest Houston on Sunday. The National Weather Service confirmed an E-F1 tornado with winds up to 100 mph hit the apartment.

Body found after man goes missing off Sylvan Beach in La Porte

The Harris County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a missing man Sunday.

Hangar catches fire at Hooks Airport

The Klein Fire Department is responding to a 2-alarm hangar fire at Hooks Airport on Sunday.

Mandatory evacuations ordered for Lewis Creek Dam area

Mandatory evacuations are now in effect for residents near the Lewis Creek Reservoir area in Montgomery County.

Pregnant mother killed, baby injured in crash

A pregnant mother was killed and her 10-month-old child was injured in a crash in southeast Houston early Saturday morning.

Severe weather moves through SE Texas

The line of storms could bring 2-3 inches and damaging winds through Sunday evening.

Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.

Two children killed in La Porte house fire

Two young people were killed in a house fire in La Porte early Sunday morning.

Robbery suspect dies in crash in north Houston

Police said a suspect in a robbery is dead after a crash in north Houston. Due to the crash, METRORail will not be running on the Northline for most of Sunday while they make repairs.

Motorcyclist killed after being hit by car

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Highway 59 near the entrance ramp of Highway 288.

PD: Driver arrested after crashing into sign, cars at nightclub

A driver is in custody after a crash in southeast Houston.

4 hospitalized after car slams into tree

Four people are in the hospital after a major crash in southwest Houston.

Child recovering after pool accident in Spring

A 4-year-old girl had to be taken to a hospital after an accident in a swimming pool Saturday in Spring.

Reservoir's broken levee threatens Montgomery County homes

Flood waters are threatening the area near the Lewis Creek Reservoir in Montgomery County.

Sheriff's Office: Woman sexually assaulted in Liberty County when meeting Etsy seller

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has released sketches of two men accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman.

Deputy opens fire on accused shoplifter in north Houston

Authorities are responding to a deputy-involved shooting in north Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

Man found fatally shot in car in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a homicide Saturday in southwest Houston.

Woman arrested after allegedly stealing wallet from man with special needs

A woman accused of stealing from a special needs person was arrested Friday.

Driving student crashes into building in Montgomery County

A driving student drove into a driver's education building at about 6:35 p.m. Friday in the Pinehurst area of Montgomery County.

Man drives car into guardrail, dies

A man drove into a guardrail and died as he was trying to get his car out a grassy median on U.S. 90 near Katy, according to deputies.

Deputies: Man dies after he hits guardrail, truck crashes into his car

Deputies are investigating a deadly crash that happened on the North Freeway northbound between Cypresswood at Louetta on Saturday morning.

Firefighters put out blaze at vacant 2-story home in Montrose

Firefighters were in Montrose on Saturday morning to put out a fire at a 2-story home. 

Deputies: Man shot, killed inside home after walking in on burglary

A man was shot dead inside his home in the Katy area after he walked in on a burglary, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Man sitting in roadway hit, killed by driver in Hockley

A man sitting in the middle of the road was hit and killed by a car Friday night in Hockley, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Two men dead after driver loses control of vehicle

A vehicle with five passengers traveling on Highway 6 loses control and lands in ditch, killing two men.

Driver hits, kills man then takes off

Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man in Northwest Houston.

Woman kills man, claims self-defense

Police said a woman claims to have shot and killed a man, with whom she had a relationship, in self-defense.

Guns seized after Waco shootout being tested

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive's Houston office is taking the lead on tracing all of the guns found to determine if any can be connected to cases that go well beyond the Waco area.

Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns

Texas took a major step toward allowing the licensed open carry of handguns, with Senate approval Friday night after a fierce debate over restricting police powers to ask people carrying guns if they are legal.

Video released of Texas City officer-involved shooting in which man died

One day after the news that a Texas City police officer will not face charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of an armed man during a fight outside a bar, video of the shooting was released.

Local motorcyclists to protest in Waco on Saturday

A group of Houston-area motorcyclists is planning a peaceful protest in Waco Saturday, claiming police acted too hastily when they arrested about 170 bikers in the wake of a deadly melee earlier this week.

U.S. Coast Guard K-9 Bert retires in Galveston

A retirement ceremony for a U.S. Coast Guard military working dog was held Friday.

Man accused of attacking, robbing a mother in driveway wanted

A mother who was roughed up and robbed in her own driveway is asking for help identifying her attacker caught on surveillance video from a nearby convenience store.

Boy attacked by mother reunited with those who helped save his life

About 20 emergency responders were honored at Lone Star College for helping save Ayden Duarte, the 4-year-old boy who was stabbed by his mother.

Police: HFD firefighter fatally stabs girlfriend, hangs himself

Police believe an HFD firefighter stabbed his girlfriend to death then hanged himself inside their home near Lake Houston Thursday night.

Are biker gangs planning to threaten Texas police officers?

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club could be planning to carry out violent retaliatory acts against Houston police officers, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety bulletin, KPRC 2's sister station KXAS-TV reported.

Student rides dirt bike through Crosby High for senior prank

An end-of-the-school-year stunt landed two Crosby ISD students in serious trouble with school district officials.

Family, friends honor HPD Officer Richard Martin, killed in line of duty

A funeral service was held Friday for Houston police Officer Richard Martin, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

Police capture suspect who stole car with special needs woman inside

A suspect who stole a car with a special needs woman inside was captured in north Houston Friday, according to Houston police.

Houston Zoo's gorilla exhibit opens to public

Friday was a big day at the Houston Zoo. Just in time for the holiday weekend, the zoo opened its new gorilla exhibit to the public.

No indictment for Texas City officer in fatal shooting

A Texas City police officer will not face charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of an armed man during a fight outside a bar.

Agents seize $48K in fake goods including Gucci, Burberry, Chanel at Bush IAH

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport seized counterfeit Gucci, Burberry, Lacoste, Versace, Armani, Ferrari, Coco Chanel, Tory Burch and Michael Kors merchandise valued at more than $48,000.

Couple found shot to death inside Kingwood home

Houston police are investigating a murder-suicide in Kingwood that left a husband and wife dead.

State Dept. to release Clinton emails Friday

The State Department is releasing its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State as early as Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

How to save big by lowering prices on Amazon

As more retailers try to compete with the low prices of Amazon, the retail giant is also now price matching.

Adult Friend Finder members exposed in data breach; Ford's new backup assist

One of the largest casual dating websites is asking a high-profile security firm to investigate a data breach.

Overnight accident knocks out power to homes in NE Harris County

An overnight accident causes homes to lose electricity and gas.

45 North Freeway near Hardy Toll Road reopens after accident

All southbound lanes of the North Freeway near the Hardy Toll Road have reopened after crews cleared the scene of an accident.

2 drivers hospitalized after man runs red light, causes wreck

A woman was hospitalized after a crash in Northwest Harris County.

Rising floodwaters endanger Liberty County homes

Rising floodwaters threatened homes in the Dayton Lakes Estates neighborhood after the week's heavy rainfall.

HCSO: 3 men rob cellphone store, lead deputies on chase

Three men were arrested Thursday after they led Harris County deputies on a chase.

Man accused of stealing ladders, pawning them for cash

A man has been arrested and charged after surveillance video caught a thief stealing 22 ladders from an AT&T U-verse Service Center in Spring Valley earlier this month.

Video shows robbers stealing from business owners, attacking customer

Donald Spencer says he is lucky he survived after four armed crooks drove up and robbed his lawnmower and cycle business near Sunnyside Thursday morning.

What to do if your vehicle is on a recall list

With so many millions of cars from so many different automakers recalled, how do you find out if your car has one of these airbags and needs to be fixed? Bill Spencer breaks down the steps.

Man charged with stabbing cat with broom handle, burning cat's paws

A 24-year-old was arrested after deputies say he burned a cat’s paws on a stove and stabbed another cat with a broom handle.

2nd HPD officer relieved of duty over criminal allegations

KPRC 2 News has confirmed that a second Houston police officer is off the job over allegations of criminal activity.

Man accused of robbing grandparent with girlfriend's help

A man and his girlfriend are facing charges after allegedly robbing his grandparent.

Mother accused of abusing 6-year-old child with special needs

A Humble woman is facing charges after allegedly abusing her 6-year-old daughter with special needs.

Spring ISD teacher says student pushed her, asks to press charges

A teacher told police for the Spring Independent School District that a student pushed her while teaching chemistry to special education students at Dekaney High School on Tuesday.

Houston man has mini Toyota Center in home

When you think of where the Houston Rockets call home, the Toyota Center comes to mind. But there is a local man, Nick Jimenez, who says one of the rooms in his home as a mini Toyota Center.

Teenager stays home sick, surprises burglars in north Harris County

A teenager home sick from school dealt with a terrifying morning after a couple of thieves broke into his house while he was inside.

Law enforcement encouraging safety on the water over holiday weekend

This holiday weekend, thousands of boaters will be out on Lake Conroe and members of law enforcement are encouraging everyone to be safe.

Burglar breaks into Cavender's Boot City, steals boots

A burglar got away with nearly one dozen pairs of boots from Cavender's Boot City early Thursday.

Dance teacher, students help disadvantaged kids for Red Nose Day

A dance teacher and her students at Sam Houston High School are helping disadvantaged children in honor of Red Nose Day.

11 arrested in prostitution bust

Eleven people were arrested Wednesday as part of an undercover operation in north Harris County to rescue human trafficking victims and to arrest people trading sex for money.

Person of interest sought in fatal shooting

The Houston Police Department is seeking a man for questioning in the fatal shooting of another man in November 2014.

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Prosecutors in Baltimore have indicted six officers in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray.

Police: Masked man kidnapped 4 people, stole money and jewelry

Police are looking for a gunman who kidnapped 4 people in Sugar Land and stole money and valuables from them.

Census says 5 Texas cities among top 10 in population gain

The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

Repairs wrapping up for Galveston Arts Center to return home

Repairs wrapping up for Galveston Arts Center to return home

New METRORail lines to reduce traffic, reaach more riders

Beginning Saturday, METRO riders will have more choices with the launch of two new light rails.
The brand new green and purple lines will be connecting east Houston residents with the downtown area.

FDA warned Blue Bell about contamination risk six years ago

Channel 2 Investigates requested inspection reports from the FDA dating back to 2009 in the weeks following the Blue Bell ice cream recall. The documents, which the FDA made public on Thursday, show problems observed with precautionary measures in both the Brenham and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma,…

3 smash-and-grab suspects caught after chase in West University Place

Smash-and-grab suspects led police on a chase, but were arrested after crashing their getaway van into a family's fence in West University.

Police investigate deadly hit-and-run on Eastex Freeway

All outbound lanes are now open and moving at Highway 59 near FM 1960, but early Thursday it was stopped for miles while officers investigated a fatal hit and run.

Woman photographed sucking finger in mugshot

Anna Piccioli of Waltham, Massachusetts, was photographed sucking her finger during the booking process.

Beloved Masai giraffe, Neema, dies at Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo employees are mourning the loss of a member of their extended animal family after a giraffe died from a short, but aggressive illness.

J.J. Watt shares photo of thigh bruise from last season

Ouch! Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt shares throwback photo of his thigh bruise from game against Buffalo Bills in September.

First confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Harris County

The first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Harris County in 2015 has been confirmed, according to the Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services.

New brewery on tap for Houston

SpindleTap is slated to open in September.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Emma Winburne

Congratulations to Emma Winburne, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Missing Seabrook woman found safe

Police said they found the 45-year-old woman from Seabrook who went missing safe Monday.

Husband fends off man who allegedly tried to steal car outside Galleria restaurant

Daniel Bertrand was excited about taking his wife out to dinner at a Houston Galleria restaurant. He never imagined his night would end with him in a hospital getting his ear stitched.

HPD: Officer found dead inside car at park in apparent suicide

A Houston police officer was found dead inside a car at George Bush Park shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Save money at the store, cheaper bacon

Great news for bacon lovers, you can now fill up on your favorite meat for a lot less.

Police looking for second person involved in high-speed police chase

Police are still searching for one of the two men involved in a high-speed police chase Wednesday afternoon.

Fulshear police scoop alligators out of house pool

There was a big surprise for police responding to a pool party call Wednesday… that's because the party guests were a couple of alligators!

2 Stafford teachers accused of slapping and verbally abusing child

Colette Williams was surprised, then angered after hearing from her son that he hadn't hurt himself in weight class this morning.  He allegedly was physically assaulted by a teacher, then verbally abused by a coach.

$5 million worth of property reported lost by government agencies

Channel 2 investigative reporter Robert Arnold has been tracking down government assets reported as lost by Houston area public agencies for several years. In a follow up investigation, Arnold reveals which agencies are now making changes to their record keeping process.

HPD officer relieved of duty over criminal allegations

A Houston police officer is off the job over allegations of criminal activity.

Man attacked boyfriend with sword, police say

A man was arrested after police say he attacked his boyfriend with a sword Tuesday.

Father led police on chase while he had 4 kids in vehicle, HPD says

A father was arrested after police said he led officers on a chase while he had his four young children in the vehicle.

Court documents: Mother not allowed to bring daughter into bar, knocks over stroller

A mother is accused of knocking over her child's stroller when she wasn't allowed to bring her little girl into a bar.

Ex-Houston resident files first lawsuit against Blue Bell; alleges negligence

The first lawsuit has been filed stemming from the massive Blue Bell recall.  An ex-Houston resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company.

Man tried to abduct girl in her own driveway, deputies say

A neighborhood is shaken up after deputies say a man tried to abduct a middle-school-aged girl in her own driveway.

2-year-old dies; police said she had head injuries and burns

Houston police are questioning a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of a 2-year-old girl who doctors say suffered head injuries and burns.

League City PD provides security at biker event after deadly Waco shootout

The League City Police Department is providing security at a local biker event, in light of the deadly shootout in Waco.

Man pretending to be cop tried to pull over off-duty officer, police say

A man accused of impersonating a police officer was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after he tried to pull over an off-duty Tomball police officer.

Parents: Son, 14, slapped by students at teacher's request

Parents of a child at Frank Black Middle School are outraged after they say their son was slapped by several students and that their son’s teacher gave the order.

Man killed 3 people because car was repossessed, prosecutors say

Prosecutors said Wednesday that a man killed three family members at a north Houston automobile dealership because he was angry that his car was repossessed. 

Police looking for physical therapist accused of public lewdness

Houston police have been looking for Parijat Kumar, who once worked for Premier Performance Physical Therapy in the Galleria area, has been charged with public lewdness.

$211M settlement reached with Transocean in 2010 oil spill

Lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have announced a $211 million settlement with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

Video shows person rifling through vehicles at auto repair shop

Deputies are asking for the public's help to find the person who was seen rifling through vehicles at an auto repair shop in New Caney Tuesday. 

Woman accused of stealing wallet from special needs man

A woman is accused of stealing a wallet from a special needs person at a Fort Bend County gas station.

Mother faces charges after police launch search for son

A Houston woman was arrested Tuesday and faces criminal charges after police launched a search for her 3-year-old son.

Driver arrested, charged in crash that injured 2 HPD officers

Two Houston police officers were injured in an accident in southwest Houston on Tuesday morning.

2 women wanted for ID theft, fraudulent credit card use

Two women are wanted for alleged identity theft and fraudulent use of credit/debit cards.

Stranger warns family trapped in burning home

Neighbors said a good Samaritan was responsible for helping a family escape from a burning home Tuesday night.

HPD: Maintenance workers find body in White Oak Bayou

Houston police are investigating after maintenance workers found a body floating in Little White Oak Bayou near downtown early Wednesday.

Cuteness alert: Steph Curry's daughter takes over press conference

Golden State Warriors point guard and NBA MVP Steph Curry brings his daughter, Riley, into the post-game press conference after the Warrior's win over the Rockets Tuesday night, and the two-year-old steals the show with all her cuteness.

HCSO: Carjackers lead police on chase through north Harris County

Authorities are searching for two carjackers who ambushed a woman.

Deputies: 16-year-old student struck by pickup truck in Sienna Plantation

A 16-year-old student was struck by a pickup truck in Sienna Plantation Wednesday morning.

Man accused of exposing himself to children in Rosenberg arrested, charged

Rosenberg police arrested a man they say was exposing himself to several female students last week.  Marlon Alvarez was arrested Tuesday and charged with indecent exposure.

Man found shot to death outside apartment complex in Alief

Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death outside an Alief apartment complex.

Man accused of striking, killing HPD officer dies at hospital

Jeffery Conlin, the suspect accused of killing Houston police officer Richard Martin, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Channel 2 has learned.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Lourdes Rodriguez

Congratulations to Lourdes Rodriguez, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

PD: Teen sexually assaulted after internet business scam

A 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted after an internet business scam in Liberty County, according to deputies.

New survey says most customers not happy with their banks

A new study shows only 23 percent of bank customers worldwide believe their bank is meeting their expectations.

Police investigating after man found dead in Galleria area

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man whose body was found Monday evening.

Takata expands airbag recall; PayPal ordered to pay $25 million in fines, refunds

Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is expanding its recall, making it the largest ever in the United States.

Shell Federal Credit Union giving away free gas

Shell Federal Credit Union in Pasadena is giving away free gas.

2 suffer burns after house fire in northwest Houston

Two people were hospitalized with burns after a house fire around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in northwest Houston.

Son of fallen HPD officer honored at baseball game

It was an emotional show of support for the family of fallen Houston police Officer Richard Martin, who was killed in the line of duty Monday.

How common is gender-based pricing?

Gender-based pricing is a hot topic on social media, pitting women against men at the register checkout. Many say, more often than not, it's women who end up with the higher bill.

Teacher injured after brawl at Dekaney High School

A staff member at Dekaney High School is on medical leave after suffering a serious leg injury trying to break up a fight Friday afternoon.

Three men rescued in Galveston after boat goes aground

Three men were rescued Tuesday after their boat ventured into shallow water.

Truck overturns in eastbound lanes of I-10 at Beltway 8 West

A truck overturned in the eastbound lanes of the Katy Freeway at Beltway 8 West on Monday.

Biker killed had ties to Houston area

Richard Jordan III, 31, of Pasadena has been identified as one of the victims who died Sunday during a biker brawl in Waco.

1 officer killed Monday, 2 hurt Tuesday

Houston police believe a driver intentionally hit a patrol car on Forum Park in southwest Houston Tuesday. The impact was so strong that it deployed both airbags in the car.

Man accused of selling bogus Rockets tickets to fans

A New York City man is in jail accused of selling bogus Rockets tickets to two fans who tracked him down and held him for police.

Man who barricaded himself in house near Cypress dies

A suspect who barricaded himself while Houston police officers and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force were serving an arrest warrant has died.

Rate changes coming for Katy Tollway

Major changes are coming to the Katy Tollway.


Thieves target shoppers at high-end Houston stores

Customers who shop at high-end stores like Louis Vuitton and Chanel in the Houston Galleria may not know thieves are targeting them, watching their every move, waiting for the right moment to strike, according to police.

Sugar Land police trying to identify man prowling real estate offices

Fort Bend County realtors are warning their colleagues about a man seen prowling offices in the Sugar Land area. 

4 cancer charities accused of bilking millions charged

The Federal Trade Commission, along with all 50 states and Washington, D.C., is charging four cancer charities with bilking more than $187 million from consumers.

Waco PD gives update on deadly biker brawl

Texas law enforcement authorities warned weeks ago of growing animosity between rival motorcycle gangs, a feud that erupted into violence this week with a deadly lunchtime shootout between the two groups in a crowded Waco restaurant.

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AP Source: Takata air bag recalls to double in US

A person briefed on the matter says air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, nearly doubling the number recalled in the U.S. so far.

Information sought on men accused of home invasion in Richmond

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of two men accused of a home invasion.

Mayor Parker makes Rockets-Warriors wager with Oakland mayor

Houston mayor Annise Parker had a press conference Tuesday afternoon where she made a friendly wager with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Texas legislature OKs making private college police records public

Police departments run by private universities in Texas will soon have to make their records open to the public. The State House passed SB 308 on Tuesday.

Man accused of having sex with girl, 13, he met at church

A man is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl who attended his church, using choir practice as method of being alone with the child.

'Saving Gorillas: From Houston to Rwanda' special on KPRC 2

Tune in to KPRC 2 on Saturday, May 16, for our special "Saving Gorillas: From Houston to Rwanda," at 7 p.m.

Waco biker gang shooting: Names of dead released

At least nine people were killed when a fight erupted at a Waco, Texas, restaurant, with the clash escalating in minutes from fists to guns.

All-clear given at Clear Lake High School after gas leak; classes resume

Students at Clear Lake High School have been allowed to return to class after crews repaired a gas leak on campus.

Wobble Wag Giggle Ball put to the test

Americans spent $58 billion dollars on their pets last year and in a recent survey, dog owners said they shell out just under $50 for dog toys annually.

5G will cost a bundle; Taco Bell tests booze

5G wireless is coming, but at a high price.

Sketch released of intruder who tried to sexually assault woman

Authorities have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for entering a woman's home and trying to sexually assault her.

Mark Herman appointed Harris County Precinct 4 constable

The Harris County Commissioners Court held a special meeting Tuesday morning to fill the position of Precinct 4 constable.

Texas woman gives birth to triplets; 2 babies conjoined

A South Texas woman has given birth to triplet girls, with two of the babies conjoined at the pelvis.

Allen school district gets $2.5 million for stadium losses

A contractor and architectural firm have paid a North Texas school district $2.5 million to cover losses incurred after its $60 million football stadium had to be closed last year because of structural cracks and other problems.

Defendant in telemarketing timeshare fraud convicted

The last defendant in a nearly $7 million timeshare resale scam that bilked about 1,000 people has been convicted in Houston.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Jarvis Dillard

Congratulations to Jarvis Dillard, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

2 men injured in drive-by shooting in Missouri City

Two men were hospitalized Monday night after a drive-by shooting in Missouri City.

Woman survives carjacking minutes before HPD officer's death

A woman recounts the harrowing moments she faced at the hands of the man suspected of running over and killing a Houston police officer.

Family escapes house fire in southeast Houston

Fire crews were on the scene of a house fire in southeast Houston where a family escaped the flames.

Twin Peaks terminates agreement with franchisee after deadly biker brawl

A national chain has terminated its franchise agreement with a restaurant owner in Waco amid allegations that local management ignored warnings by police that biker gangs were meeting there to plot potentially violent attacks on rival groups.

PD: Man found stabbed multiple times at Baytown hotel

A man is hospitalized after a fight escalated to a stabbing at hotel early Tuesday, according to Baytown police.

House OKs cannabis oil in victory for marijuana advocates

Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature.

Oakland snaps 4-game losing streak with 2-1 win over Houston

The Oakland Athletics finally got the performance they have needed out of their bullpen and did something they have struggled at this season — win a one-run game.

METRO bus caught on camera running red light

Dashcam video caught a METRO bus running a red light Friday.

New county numbers show many unsolved crimes

Channel 2 Investigates has obtained new crime numbers, which show many crimes in Harris County are not being solved.

Women followed from bank, money stolen

A girls day out turned into a crime scene Monday.

Dramatic car fire rescue caught on camera

A man rescued three people from a fiery car crash Sunday and it was all caught on camera.

Friends remember HPD officer killed in chase

Monday night former co-workers who knew fallen Houston police officer Richard Martin remembered him as a great friend and loving father.

Identity released of man accused of striking, killing HPD officer

Houston police Officer Richard Martin was killed in the line of duty Monday while throwing down spike strips trying to stop a suspect during a high-speed chase, the department said.

Cattle rustlers strike near Pearland

In 2015, cattle stealing is still a problem in Texas, a lesson a Pearland group of owners and youth who raise cattle found out the hard way.

I-45 North at Tidwell reopened after vehicle fire

Interstate 45 at Tidwell Road reopened after a vehicle fire closed all the main lanes of the freeway around 7:55 p.m. Monday.

Katy ISD student accused of stealing watches from locker room

A student was charged with theft after allegedly stealing watches from a locker room at James E. Taylor High School.

House OKs cannabis oil in victory for marijuana advocates

Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature.

Police say tourist from Houston drowns in Jamaica

Authorities say an American tourist has drowned while swimming at a beach in eastern Jamaica.

Lockdown lifted at Crosby ISD schools after bank robbery

All schools in Crosby ISD had been on lockdown since Monday morning due to a bank robbery in the area, school district officials say.

Couple killed in crash; Good Samaritan tackles alleged drunk driver

Police arrested a man Sunday evening after investigators said he tried to flee the scene of a wreck in which a married couple was killed. The suspect is facing multiple charges including intoxication manslaughter.

U.S. Army recruiter accused of sex with teen girl

A U.S. Army recruiter is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.

Man accused of assaulting ex-wife, killing puppy

Authorities are looking for a man who is facing charges after allegedly killing a puppy and assaulting his ex-wife.

Man arrested after smash-and-grab robbery, accused in 14 similar cases

A man caught on camera burglarizing a store is behind bars after trying to burglarize a business Saturday.

Cocaine bags wash up on Galveston beach

Galveston police said nearly $200,000 worth of cocaine washed up on the beach this weekend.

Two men assaulted, one kidnapped outside club, police say

One man was assaulted and another was kidnapped and robbed early Saturday morning, Houston police said.

Mykawa court resumes regular schedule Monday

The City of Houston's municipal court at 8300 Mykawa Road resumes normal operating hours Monday for court appointments.

Man shot, killed outside McDonald's in southwest Houston

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside a McDonald's in southwest Houston.

Doctors: Liquid facelift turns back hands of time

If you're looking to reverse the hands of time, a facelift can be costly and invasive.

Waco PD: Around 170 people arrested, charged after deadly biker brawl

The Waco Police Department confirmed around 170 individuals were arrested and charged during Sunday's deadly biker brawl.

Man arrested in triple murder at auto dealership

A man has been arrested in connection with a triple murder in January at a north Houston auto dealership.

Surveillance video released of man who allegedly robbed woman at ATM

Authorities have released surveillance video of a man who police said robbed a woman at a Harris County area ATM.

Motorcyclist killed after smashing into car on side of Highway 290

A motorcyclist dies after a crash in northwest Houston.

Police investigating after 16-year-old fatally shot

Police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy that happened at an apartment in Alief on Saturday.

Man found dead next to his car in Alief

A man was found dead outside his car in the Alief area Sunday morning. 

1 killed, 1 wounded in fight outside SW Houston family center

One person was killed and another was wounded after a fight at Chancellors Family Center spilled onto the street Sunday morning.

Woman found shot in the arm at Seabrook Marina

A woman is in the hospital after she was found shot in the arm in Seabrook.

HPD: Body found in dumpster in northwest Houston

A person was found dead inside of a dumpster in northwest Houston Monday morning.

HCSO: 11-year-old struck by car in north Houston

An 11-year-old elementary school student was struck by a car in north Houston Monday morning.
It happened in the 20700 block of Grovedale, near East Richey and the Hardy Toll Road, around 8 a.m.
According to Aldine ISD officials, the child attends Parker Intermediate.  He was sent to a local hospital…

JFK's sailboat up for auction in Dallas

A sailboat once owned and raced by President John F. Kennedy is expected to sell for about $100,000 when it goes up for auction in Dallas.

Official: University of Texas football could play in Mexico

University of Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says the school could play football in Mexico City by 2020 as it considers expanding its brand internationally.

Woman gets stuck in windshield after car accident in Texas

A 60-year-old woman has been rescued after getting stuck in the windshield when the pickup truck she was riding in was hit by another vehicle near Houston.

Things you can do to avoid costly hotel fees

Finding a good deal on a hotel room can be tricky because of all the fees that are added onto your bill.

The best day to fly to avoid delays

Fliers looking to avoid airline delays should book their flights for Saturday morning.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Maryam Ahmed

Congratulations to Maryam Ahmed, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Police line streets of Remington Ranch subdivision after chase

Police cruisers lined the streets of a North Harris County subdivision after a chase early Friday.

Website connects owners with dog sitters

For most pet owners, a dog is just another member of the family. When they go on vacation, pet parents want to make sure those pups are taken care of properly, and if it can be done without breaking the bank, even better.

Houston Newsmakers: May 17: METRO and children reading

The Houston region continues to be the most diverse in the United States -- that’s according to the recently released 34th Annual Houston Area Survey.

Man fatally struck by pickup truck on Seawall Blvd.

A man was killed Saturday in Galveston after being struck by a pickup truck, the Galveston Police Department announced.

Father drowns in Lake Conroe

A man is dead after he drowned in Lake Conroe on Sunday.

Heavy rain sweeps through Houston area

Flood Warning issued for Harris and Montgomery counties.

Marines: 12 taken to hospital after aircraft's hard landing

The Marine Corps says 12 Marines have been taken to a hospital after an Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii.

25-year-old flown to hospital after shooting at Pasadena apartments

A 25-year-old man was flown to the hospital after he was shot in the leg at an apartment complex in Pasadena Sunday morning. 

Man ambushed, shot at Watermill Express

A man gets ambushed and shot at a Watermill Express in Northwest Harris County.

Flood damage forces Webster apartment residents out of homes

Hundreds of residents at The Green Oaks Apartment Complex in Webster are being forced to leave their homes because flood damage has made their units uninhabitable.

9-year-old New Braunfels student left isolated for 90 minutes

Picture of a young boy huddled in a corner of an empty room have social media buzzing.

Community, HPD officers celebrate 23rd annual Gulfton Festival

Houston police officers stopped at nothing to help raise money for their community Saturday.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Discovery Green

It was a sea of pink as thousands of people gathered at Discovery Green for the American Cancer Society's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Mom, daughter land in US after Mexico judge returns custody

A Fresno mother returned to Texas with her long-lost teenage daughter Saturday, after eight years apart.

Church scorched after fire in southwest Houston

Flames tear through a church in Southwest Houston, leaving it badly damaged.

4 killed in crash of small plane in central Texas

Investigators say four people aboard a small plane died when the plane crashed next to a feed store in the Texas Hill Country shortly after takeoff.

Fugitive wanted on aggravated assault charges

Crime Stoppers is seeking the public's help in finding a wanted fugitive accused of chasing two people in her car and causing a crash.

Driver arrested after wild police chase

A man winds up in the back of a cop car after leading police on a wild chase across town.

Man killed in drive-by shooting in southeast Houston

Police are investigating after a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in southeast Houston Friday night. 

Lightning strikes two homes during storm

Two neighboring homes near Fulshear will need repairs after two lightning strikes Friday.

29-year-old man rescued from sailboat by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued a 29-year-old man around 7:30 a.m. Friday about 120 miles southeast of Corpus Christi.

5 steps to cutting cable, phone, Internet costs

It's bill-paying day for roommates Deanna Belleny and Leah Matthews, and as usual, they are both baffled by what seems like a growing list of bizarre charges on their monthly cable TV, Internet and phone bill.

Blue Bell announces job cuts, pay reductions

Blue Bell Creameries announces it is cutting jobs, pay reductions and furloughs on Friday.

Psychologist's office in Montrose focus of raid

An office in a quiet Montrose neighborhood was anything but Friday morning -- serving as the site of a law enforcement raid.

University-wide graduation at UH features Matthew McConaughey

It's a milestone for thousands of students at the University of Houston as graduation day has arrived, and they're in for a special celebration because award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will be delivering the commencement address.

Teen's home searched after sexting allegations

Members of a Harris County task force searched the home of a teenager Friday.

53-year-old post office downtown closing

After a 53-year run, the Houston post office in downtown is shutting its doors for good.

Assault inside Houston ISD school classroom caught on video

A September incident caught on video that is now coming to light at Houston ISD's Jefferson Davis High School, gave several parents pause Friday after watching the short clip.

Veterans get hero's welcome in Houston

Hundreds of veterans arrived in Houston on Friday for a weekend of fun.

Judge returns Mexican girl to custody of US mom

A Mexican judge returned a long-missing teenager to her U.S. mother Friday, ending the woman's eight-year search and a cross-border custody case in which another girl was mistakenly sent to Texas against her will.

Woman accused of burning granddaughter with hot pan

A woman faces charges after police say she burned her 12-year-old granddaughter with a hot tortilla pan.

Nun aims to become oldest competitor to finish Ironman Triathlon

If 85-year-old Sister Madonna Buder finishes the 140.6 Ironman Texas on Saturday in the Woodlands, she will be the oldest competitor to ever finish an Ironman Triathlon.

Rockets create fan frenzy in Houston after forcing Game 7

The feeling of fatigue coupled with excitement can be felt across the city of Houston on Friday.

Homeowner, 72, opens fire on robbery suspect

When the homeowner confronted the suspect, he swung a gas can and hit the homeowner. The homeowner then fired several shots at the suspect.

3 vehicles burned when fire breaks out in parking garage of fitness center

Arson investigators spent much of the afternoon searching for clues as to what sparked an SUV fire, which set fire to two other vehicles in a parking garage in Houston's Midtown neighborhood Friday.

Rain creates flooding concerns for Montgomery County residents

With more rain comes the fear of more flooding in areas near the San Jacinto River already having problems.

Conroe police arrest two in homicide of 48-year-old man

Two men are facing murder charges after a homicide in Conroe on Wednesday.

HCSO seeks information on man who exposed himself

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who exposed himself at a doughnut shop.

HPD: Mom shoves eggs, hot sauce in 11-year-old's face after shells left in food

A mother rubbed eggs and hot sauce in her 11-year-old daughter's face because the child left egg shells in the food she cooked her mom for breakfast, according to Houston police.

HCSO: Armed robbery suspect captured at east Harris County home

A robbery suspect was taken into custody Friday morning at a home in east Harris County.

Officer says she caught Academy theft suspects in the act

An Humble police officer said she caught three theft suspects in the act at an Academy store.

Teachers awarded cruise, car for exceptional service

The Greenspoint Hilton was the scene Thursday evening of a district wide celebration for Spring Independent School District.

Students pass STAAR tests, leaving teacher to eat live worms

Teachers at one Central Texas elementary school have rewarded their students for finishing their end-of-year tests by performing a series of escalating dares -- including eating live worms.

Brittney Griner suspended 7 games by WNBA

The WNBA has suspended Houston native Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seven games each because of their domestic violence arrest last month.

Many food safety regulators not testing for listeria in ice cream

According to the CDC, listeriosis is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning. The FDA signed regulations into law in 2011 that would require stricter testing and reporting of listeria presence in ready-to-eat food manufacturing facilities that have still not been put into place. 

Man arrested, charged after roommate found dead at Alief home

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in Alief Friday morning.

Perry announcing June 4 if he'll run again for president

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will say next month whether he's running for president.

'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Rama Imad

Congratulations to Rama Imad, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

High-speed chase suspects arrested after running out of gas

Two men are in custody after their car ran out of gas during a high-speed chase, according to Houston police.

Consumer Reports shows us the worst sunscreens on the market

It's time to go out in the sun, but you don't want to go with the wrong sunscreen that will leave you burned.

HFD crews save woman trapped in SUV lodged under 18-wheeler trailer

HFD crews saved two women who were in an SUV that ended up under the trailer of an 18-wheeler on the Southwest Freeway Thursday. 

Richmond man sights bobcat in his backyard three days in a row

Throughout the Houston area it's not uncommon for man and beast to come into contact but some animals are more elusive than others. Like a bobcat that's been spotted several times this week in Steven Hernandez's backyard inside a Richmond subdivision. 

Several police agencies raid apartment complex, arrest banned gang members

Members of several police agencies raided the Haverstock Hill apartments off Aldine Bender Road west of U.S. 59 Thursday evening.

HISD board votes to adjust boundaries for 10 elementary schools

Ten elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District will see a boundary adjustment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Houston dad tattoos son's face on his own

Christien Sechrist, 20, has a tattoo of his son's face on his left cheek. He said he's gotten a lot of feedback on social media both positive and negative about his decision to put the permanent ink on his face.

2 Barbara Jordan High School students burned during auto shop class

Two Houston Independent School District students were being treated for burns after an accident at school Thursday.

Tow truck driver pinned under truck, dies

A tow truck driver died after becoming pinned underneath a truck he was repossessing.

Body found in search for man swept away in floodwaters in Clear Lake

Texas Equusearch said they have recovered a body in their search for a man swept away by floodwaters in Clear Lake. 

Several people taken to hospital after suspicious bag taken to police station

Seven people were taken to the hospital Thursday after two women walked into a police command station with a suspicious bag.

Texas House votes to criminalize posting "revenge porn"

The Texas House has voted to criminalize the posting of so-called revenge porn, or putting explicit images online with the intent to embarrass a former lover or spouse.

Texas health officials outline requirements for Blue Bell

Texas health officials finalized with Blue Bell Creameries the steps the company must take before selling ice cream from its Brenham plant following the discovery of Listeria in certain ice cream products.  The company agreed to the terms with the state early Thursday.

Interim Sheriff Ronald Hickman talks on his new role, department changes

Harris County's newest sheriff, Ronald Hickman, sat down with KPRC 2 Thursday to talk about his new role and all of the changes he has in store for the entire department.

Local estate sale business owner has extensive criminal history

KPRC 2 has learned that the owner of an estate sale business employing Jeffery Allen Parsons has an extensive criminal history including convictions for theft and forgery.

Heights house for sale for $150

One family in the Houston Heights is putting their house up for sale for 150. Not $150,000, but $150. But there is one unique task the family is requesting before you pay.

Businessman Doerr, wife donate $50M to Rice University

A venture capitalist and his wife have donated $50 million to their alma mater Rice University as the largest gift in school history.

Westbury High principal accused of grade-changing terminated

The principal at Westbury High School, who is accused of asking a substitute teacher to change the grades of 26 students from failing to a passing grade of 80, has been terminated, according to Houston ISD.

Man accused of pistol whipping homeowner in home invasion robbery

A man accused of pistol whipping a homeowner during a home invasion robbery in Katy is behind bars.

PD: Kidnapping victim found in car after police chase

A man is facing a kidnapping charge after a woman was found in the passenger seat of a car involved in a chase through southeast Houston late Wednesday.

Families in Kingwood neighborhood concerned about rising San Jacinto river

Families in Kingwood have to move to higher ground after heavy rain drenched their neighborhood.

68-year-old missing from Katy area found

Deputies found a 68-year-old man who was reported missing from the Katy area about 9 a.m. Thursday. 

More rain falling across Houston area

Some Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for areas north of Houston have expired, but the rain continues to fall across the area.

Man chases landlord away with machete, police say

A man was arrested May 10 after police said he picked up a machete and chased away a 68-year-old man who came by to collect unpaid rent. 

Kubota to relocate US headquarters from California to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota Credit Corporation will move their corporate headquarters from California to the Dallas area.

Texan gets 30 years for attempted holdup, guard shot 8 times

A Houston man who shot an armored car guard eight times during a 2013 attempted robbery has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Brady appeals suspension in 'Deflategate'

Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

Residents evacuated after 2-alarm fire breaks out at senior living center

The Houston Fire Department evacuated elderly residents from a two-alarm apartment fire in north Houston early Thursday morning.

Let's ride: May 15 is 'Bike to Work Day'

Air up your tires and put on your best riding attire because Houston Mayor Annise Parker declared Friday, May 15, as Bike to Work Day.  The mayor wants to encourage riders to choose pedal power for their daily commute to work and to raise awareness of the city’s bikeway network.

Sketch released of man who was fatally shot

Authorities have released a sketch of a shooting victim from last month who they are trying to identify.

Surveillance video released of suspect wanted in robbery of drug store

Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office need the public's help in identifying a man wanted in the robbery of a drug store in Harris County.

Urban Land Institute members tour Astrodome for inspiration on renovation

The race is still on to figure out what's next for the Astrodome and the Urban Land Institute has an idea with a multi-million dollar price tag.

Officials: Man may have inappropriately touched more than 1 child

A man was behind bars Wednesday, charged with indecency with a child, and authorities said there could be other victims.

Alert citizen helps police in drug bust

Two teenagers are facing drug possession charges thanks to an alert citizen helping Pasadena police.

Group that hosted Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest has Houston supporters

The group that hosted the "Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest" that ended with the death of two suspected terrorists in Garland, has loyal followers in Houston, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Estate sale company employee facing allegations of wrongdoing

KPRC 2 News has learned that a business consultant who told news agencies he'd discovered forgotten treasure in an antique chest of drawers Sunday is the former owner of a bankrupt precious metals company in Springfield, Illinois, who owes millions to former employees.

Watch: Baby announcement from couple struggling with infertility

Doug Price and his wife have struggled with infertility for the last five years, but when his wife found out she was pregnant, she decided to surprise him in the cutest way.

San Antonio officer charged in 2nd shoplifting case

A South Texas police officer charged earlier this month with trying to shoplift ammunition has been arrested again in another off-duty theft case.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Alexis Heath

Congratulations to Alexis Heath, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

New glasses with interchangeable rims give users countless possibilities

Imagine one pair of glasses with countless different looks.

Walmart takes on Amazon Prime; Pedialyte grows up, targets adults

Walmart is testing a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that’s set to rival Amazon Prime.

Pct. 4: Robbery at Walgreens leads to chase in northeast Harris County

A robbery at a Walgreens in northeast Harris County led to a chase.

Deputies: Man arrested after throwing meth bag out of car

A man was arrested after he tried to get rid of a meth bag during a traffic stop, according to the Montgomery County Deputy Constable's Office.

Man charged with holding clerk at gunpoint, robbing League City store

A man was arrested and charged Wednesday with holding a clerk at gunpoint and robbing a store in League City.

Parents say Spring Branch ISD covered up sexting case

Parents of a girl in the Spring Branch school district have gone public with a complaint.

Deputies look for 2 men who broke into Richmond-area Citgo

Deputies are looking for two men who broke into a Citgo in Richmond and stole cigarettes, knives and beer on March 19.

2 Red Cross shelters open to help those affected by floods

The American Red Cross opened two shelters in Houston to help those affected by the floods this week.

Southwest Airlines celebrates its international future in Houston

Southwest Airlines hosted a beach bash Wednesday to celebrate its international future in Houston.

Families in River Plantation evacuate as floodwater approaches homes

Families in Montgomery County's River Plantation area evacuated their homes as rising floodwater came closer and closer to their properties Wednesday night.

Nurse accused of stealing patients' information, opening credit cards

Nurse Brenda Rodriguez is accused of using patients’ private information from North Cypress Medical Center to open credit cards in patients’ names.  She is charged with fraudulent use of identifying information.  It is a first degree felony.  She was out of jail on a $20,000 bond. 

Some River Plantation residents evacuate amid river flood warning

The storms that came barreling through the Houston area and its suburbs this week are making people who live near the west fork of the San Jacinto River nervous. Some in the River Plantation subdivision even chose to evacuate Wednesday.

Fort Bend ISD hosts meeting to discuss district's stance on truancy

A gathering of parents, students, teachers, and administrators to discuss what's become a controversial topic in Fort Bend ISD: the issue of truancy and the district's tough stance on the issue.

More rain moving through; SE Texas under Flash Flood Watch

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of Southeast Texas until 1 a.m. Thursday and the more rain is moving through the area.

Storms cause damage in Webster area

Many car and business owners were left to foot the bill for significant damages to their property after overnight storms hit the Webster area.

$25,000 reward offered in hopes of finding killer of Stewart Cadillac owner

An increased reward of $25,000 is being offered in hopes of finding the person who shot and killed the owner of Stewart Cadillac.  Joseph John Stewart, who was a well-known and beloved figure in the Houston community, was found shot to death at his Montrose area home. 

What to do if your vehicle floods

If you drive through a deep-water area with your car, there are three things you should do to avoid damaging your car even further.

Rosenberg police look for man exposing himself to female students

Rosenberg police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who is exposing himself to female students on their way to school.

30 cars flood at car repair shop, owner estimates $30K in damages

When Ashok Bhatt arrived at his business this morning all of the cars in his lot were in standing water.

HFD: 3 rescued from high water near Buffalo Bayou

Houston firefighters rescued three people who were stranded under a bridge near Buffalo Bayou.

Sketch released of robber who shot woman at bus stop

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two people who tried to rob a couple at a bus stop in southwest Houston on April 11.

HPD: Man, woman found shot in head at Spring Branch home

Police said they believe an attempted murder-suicide left one person dead and another on life support in Spring Branch Wednesday morning.

Man charged with murder after teen shot in head in Spring

An 18-year-old is charged with murder after deputies said he shot a teenager in the head inside a home in Spring.

Deputies: Suspected drunk driver crashes into bedroom

Deputies believe that alcohol was a factor in a car crash that killed a driver in northwest Harris County.

Lone Star College shooter sentenced to 16 years in prison

The man convicted in a 2013 shooting at Lone Star College was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday.

Video: Grandma loses dentures while blowing out birthday candles

Louise Bonito, also known as "Nonnie," gave her family quite a laugh when they were celebrating her 102nd birthday. This moment was captured on video and has now gone viral.

Amtrak train in deadly crash estimated to be traveling 107 mph

An analysis by The Associated Press of surveillance video just before the deadly crash of an Amtrak train indicates it was traveling about 107 miles per hour as it approached a curve where the speed limit was only 50 miles per hour.

Convincing your boss you deserve a raise

If you cringe at the thought of talking with your boss about getting a raise, you probably aren't making all the money you could.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident causes major delays on North Freeway at Nursery

A major traffic accident is causing delays on the I-45 North Freeway northbound at Nursery.

Clear Creek ISD delays classes for 2 hours due to weather

Clear Creek ISD is delaying morning classes for two hours due to high water Wednesday morning.

Five most common tire troubles: repair or replace?

Channel 2 Investigates teamed up with National Tire And Battery to identify the five most common tire troubles, and whether you can repair those problems or have to actually foot the bill for a whole new tire.

3 children found safe after Amber Alert was issued in Fort Bend County

Three young children were found safe after an Amber Alert was issued in Fort Bend County Tuesday.

Severe weather alerts issued for most of SE Texas

A Flash Flood Warning for multiple counties is in effect until early Wednesday morning.

Houston man convicted of killing 3 put to death

A Texas inmate has been executed for the killings of his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather nearly 13 years ago in Houston.

Storms bring heavy rain, flooding in Galveston County

Residents in east Galveston County are dealing with major flooding frustrations after a day of downpours.

Bugs found in cafeteria broccoli

School cafeteria food is supposed to be filled with nutrition: vitamins, carbs, protein. But certain types of protein are usually off limits. Like bugs, for instance.

Two arrested, accused of leaving loaded gun next to child

Two people were arrested and are accused of leaving a loaded pistol next to a child in the backseat of a car Monday.

Amtrak train from Washington crashes in Philadelphia

An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured.

George W. Bush at book signing in River Oaks

Former President George W. Bush was in Houston on Tuesday at a book signing for his biography on his father.

Body found in Galveston matches description of missing swimmer

A body matching the description of a swimmer who went missing Saturday in Galveston was found Sunday, the Galveston Beach Patrol says.

Attorneys speak out for Pearland mom accused of drowning daughters

The attorney representing a Pearland mother, accused of killing her 15-month-old twin daughters, called the girls' deaths a "horrible accident" in an interview with KPRC 2.

HFD declares fire in downtown parking garage under control

The Houston Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire at 601 Travis Street in downtown Houston on Tuesday.

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3 injured when school bus crashes into home in League City

Three people, including a special education student, were injured Tuesday morning when a school bus crashed into a League City home.

Sugar Land police looking for man accused of kidnapping

The Sugar Land Police Department is looking for a man accused of kidnapping four people early on the morning of May 10.

Sneak peek of new Houston Zoo Gorilla Habitat

Seven Western Lowland gorillas, including a family of four, call a brand new, state of the art $28 million habitat home at the Houston Zoo.

Coast Guard: Body found in Kemah matches description of missing boater

A man's body found in Kemah Tuesday morning matches the description of missing boater, Phillip Davis, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Ronald Hickman named interim Harris County sheriff

Constable Ronald Hickman has been appointed as the interim Harris County sheriff, according to officials. Hickman is filling the office after Sheriff Adrian Garcia resigned in order to run for Houston mayor.

Sketch released of suspect wanted in 3 sexual assaults, robberies

Houston police have released a composite sketch  of a suspect wanted in at least three robberies and sexual assaults at two southwest Houston apartment complexes in April.  HPD is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. to discuss the case.  Watch the livestream on Click2Houston.com.

Reward offered for men accused of robbing pizza restaurant

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men accused of robbing a Pizza Patron restaurant on April 6 in the 5800 block of North Fry Road.

HISD student stabs nurse at Bastian Elementary School, officials say

A nurse at Bastian Elementary School suffered minor injuries after a student stabbed her Tuesday, school officials said.

Amber Alert issued for missing baby last seen with her mother

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 7-month-old baby, A'Million Meshelle Shelton, last seen with her mother, Chantay Denise Myers.

Saving cheetahs from extinction

As part of Friday's 10th anniversary of the Endangered Species Day, KPRC 2 along with the Houston Zoo and Moody Gardens have teamed up to shine the spotlight on some special animals Houstonians can help save.

Reporter finds three missing brothers on side of road

A WPLG-TV news reporter finds three missing brothers while driving on an expressway.

UH fraternity closed after allegations of hazing

The Sigma Chi chapter at the University of Houston has been closed until at least 2019, the Executive Committee of the Sigma Chi International fraternity announced Tuesday.

HPD: Valero, EZ Pawn robbery suspects lead police on chase to Acres Homes area

Two robbery suspects are in custody, and at least two more are on the loose after leading police on a chase which ended in the Acres Homes area.

HPD: Drunken driver crashes under overpass, killing homeless man

A homeless man was run over and killed by a driver who Houston police believe was driving drunk early Tuesday.

Lockdown lifted at several Sheldon ISD schools

Several Sheldon ISD schools were temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday while authorities searched for robbery suspects in the area.

Mayor Parker releases last budget of her administration

The  mayor calls the balanced budget "lean and mean," with only $5 million in new program spending. The money is for body cameras for HPD and an increase in funding of $3.6 million for pothole repairs.

Rosenberg PD: 2 burglars caught red-handed during sting operation

Rosenberg police officers and detectives conducted a special operation overnight which led to the arrest of two suspects believed to be responsible for several burglaries over the last two weeks.

Two arrested after drug investigation in Clear Lake area

Two people have been arrested after a drug investigation by the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office.

Severe weather causes damage in Huntsville area

After tornadoes in North Texas, the wind and rain stormed down the freeway emptying five inches of rain onto Huntsville and about four inches in Conroe.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Lydia Nassab

Congratulations to Lydia Nassab, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

As Seen On TV Tuesday: InVinceable

Whether it's grass stains, grape juice or ink, no stain is too big for one cleaner, at least according to its commercial.

Woman found dead inside northwest Harris County apartment

An investigation is underway after deputies found a woman dead in her apartment Monday evening.

Kohl's new buying option, store pick up

If you shop online at Kohl's, get ready to start seeing a "pick up in store" option during checkout!

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TV ad in support of reducing weed penalties to air in Texas

A television ad in support of legislation to reduce marijuana penalties is set to air in Texas Tuesday.

Top spots for speeding tickets

The top five locations where police have given the most speeding tickets are all well-traveled roads located all over the city.

Pepper spray used to stop fight at Dallas middle school

A school police chief says an officer had to use pepper spray to break up a fight at a Dallas middle school involving roughly 60 students.

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

Another major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest.

All-female volunteer firefighter crew debuts in Cypress

On duty Monday evening in Cypress was a fire crew completely staffed by women.

Flash Flood Watch issued for Southeast Texas

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Southeast Texas until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

BB gun pointed at boy's head while at school

A sixth-grader had a BB gun pointed at his head at Key Middle School in northeast Houston on Monday.

Repeat crashes damaging property in Spring

A Spring family grows frustrated after street racers continually damage their property.

Construction underway for villas at San Luis Resort

The villas at the San Luis Resort are expected to open early this summer.

Mother accused of having 12-year-old son drive

A mother is facing charges after police said her attempt to teach her 12-year-old son to drive ended with him hitting two other cars.

FBCSO arrests two men in separate robbery cases

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of two separate robbery suspects Monday.

Man accused of striking 1-year-old son

A Houston man is facing charges after he allegedly struck his 1-year-old son.

Reward offered in Cypress convenience store robbery, assault

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a man who robbed a convenience store and assaulted a clerk.

Suspected theft ring targeting Galleria shoppers busted

The Houston Police Department believes it has broken up a theft ring targeting shoppers at high-end Galleria stores thanks to the help of a would-be victim.

Law change may help more Texas seniors graduate

A change in Texas law is aimed at easing the burden some Texas seniors face when trying to earn their high school diploma.

HISD: Bus driver off the job after video of unsafe driving

A Houston ISD bus driver is off the job after YouTube video surfaced of his alleged unsafe driving.

Police investigating campus threat at University of Houston

The University of Houston said police are investigating rumors that sorority girls are being threatened by gangs.

Mother charged in her twins' deaths out on bond

A mother is free on bond after she was charged with manslaughter in the drowning deaths of her 15-month-old twin daughters. She allegedly filled up the bathtub, then left the room and turned up some music, according to the indictment.

United Airlines, Houston Airport System break ground on new Terminal C at IAH

United Airlines, in partnership with Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System, broke ground Monday on the airline’s new Terminal C North concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Convicted killer to be retried as adult

There will be a re-trial for an already-convicted killer, a judge announced Monday.

City of Houston employees streamed hours of content at work

Nearly 100 city of Houston employees, including more than a dozen customer service representatives, watched Netflix and other streaming services while on the clock,  Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Eight students taken to hospital after bus accident on Highway 59

Eight students were taken to a hospital after an accident involving a school bus happened around 2:50 p.m. Monday on Highway 59.

One person dead after accident in northwest Harris County

One person is dead after a car accident on Clay Road on Monday.

HPD: Boy, 13, finds mother dead at southeast Houston home

An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside her southeast Houston home Friday morning.

HCSO: Man stalks, threatens to kill ex-girlfriend, her family

A man is accused of relentlessly stalking his ex-girlfriend, tracking her down at work and threatening to kill her, according to Harris County sheriff's deputies.

Coming soon: Olive Garden breadstick sandwiches

The Olive Garden has a plan to win back customers: taking the breadsticks it's known for and making sandwiches out of them.

8th grade student revived with AED after collapsing at soccer game

An eighth grade boy collapsed after a soccer game around 3 p.m. Saturday after a soccer game, according to the Deer Park Independent School District.

Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on SW Freeway near Buffalo Speedway

One main lane and one shoulder lane of traffic remain closed on the Southwest Freeway near Buffalo Speedway due to a multi-vehicle crash.

4 juveniles, 1 adult in custody after police chase in SE Houston

Multiple suspects are reportedly in custody after leading police on a chase through southeast Houston.

New pen-like device erases wrinkles, acne scars and more

A new device the size of a pen is erasing wrinkles, acne scars and more with little to no downtime.  Plus, doctors say the treatment is effective for all skin types just about anywhere on the body.

Spring shooting under investigation, teenager on life support

A teenager is on life support after he was shot in the head inside a home in Spring, said Harris County Precinct 4.

HPD investigating fatal hit-and-run on East Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that happened along the I-10 East Freeway Sunday night.

Craving Blue Bell? You can find it online

Stores across the country have pulled Blue Bell off their shelves, but fans of the ice cream are still finding ways to buy it.

Pearland mother charged with manslaughter in deaths of twin daughters

A mother is facing manslaughter charges in the drowning deaths of her 15-month-old twin daughters, the Pearland Police Department announced Sunday.

Parents camp outside school to register children for pre-K

Parents camped outside for more than 27 hours, hoping to get their children into Barbara Bush Elementary School's pre-kindergarten program on Monday morning.

Uber valuation rises; Amazon details drone delivery plans

Uber is planning to raise so much money in new funding, it would make the company worth more than household names like FedEx.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Don Huynh

Congratulations to Don Huynh, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Man discovers treasure in dresser at estate sale

An area man made quite a discovery when he bought a chest at an estate sale.

8 people hospitalized after crash in Cleveland

A crash in Liberty County ended with a pickup truck reduced to twisted metal and an SUV teetering on a guard rail.

What job-seekers should do before entering market

Looking for that perfect job but not sure where to start? There are a few things job-seekers should do before entering the market.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for fugitive wanted for robbery

The Houston Police Department is looking for a wanted fugitive wanted on a warrant for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Search for missing swimmers in Kemah, Galveston suspended

Boat and helicopter crews have suspended their searches for two separate missing swimmers, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Sunday.

Man accused of stabbing roommate arrested after SWAT situation

A man was taken into custody Sunday morning after he stabbed his roommate in the neck, Houston police said. 

HPD: 4 burglars break into Sherwin-Williams, lead police on chase

Police are looking for four people who broke into a Sherwin-Williams Commercial Paints store and stole two paint sprayer machines. 

2 shot at home near Galena Park

Two people were taken to the hospital after they were shot on their front porch Sunday morning. 

Police: Man followed ex-wife home, shot her father twice

A warrant has been issued for a man's arrest after police said he shot his ex-wife's father Sunday morning. 

Crime Stoppers seek armed robber of drug store

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed a drug store in the 14800 block of Woodforest Boulevard.

Wreck closes southbound lanes of I-45 at F.M. 518

An accident has closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 45 at F.M. 518 on Saturday.

Election Results: May 9, 2015

Saturday is a Decision 2015 Election Day. There are several races we are keeping our eye on, including multiple mayor's races.

Magnolia mother seeks kidney for ill son

A desperate Magnolia mother is getting creative to find her son a kidney.

Body thought to be missing Good Samaritan found in Brazoria County

A body that was found Saturday is thought to be a missing Good Samaritan from Sugar Land, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

8-year-old boy found safe after he went missing in SW Houston Friday evening

An 8-year-old child was found safe Saturday morning after he went missing in southwest Houston on Friday evening. 

Man shoots neighbor in leg after argument

A feud between two neighbors ended with one man shooting the other in the leg.

Woman crashes car during test drive

A woman was test driving a white Toyota Camry on Saturday when she lost control and ended up wedged between to other cars in the lot at the Sterling McCall dealership.

CFVFD firefighter hospitalized after battling house fire

The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department is responding to a 1-alarm fire in the 15000 block of Garett Green Circle on Saturday.

One of previously conjoined twins released from hospital

A previously conjoined twin who was separated in a nearly 30-hour surgery has been released from the hospital.

Deputies looking for 83-year-old missing from Cypress Falls area

Deputies are looking for an elderly man who has been missing from his home in northwest Harris County since Friday. 

Hazmat crews clean up spill after 18-wheeler overturns

Hazmat crews were called to the scene of an accident in Northeast Houston where oil and gas spilled onto the roadway Friday night.

Officer fired, wanted on felony charges

The Houston Police Department issued a warrant for the arrest of a former officer, who is facing a felony misuse of official information charge.

A look at Robert Durst's time living in Houston

By now you've heard his name. You might have even seen the documentary on his life. But few people know the details of Robert Durst's time living in Houston. For the last 10 years he's called Houston home and controversy followed him along the way.

Stroke victim walking for J.J. Watt, Texans

They may look like small steps but Nicole Alexander has made huge strides in her recovery from multiple strokes as she stands up and walks away from her wheelchair.

Professor resigns after tirade caught on camera

A nursing professor at Lone Star College's North Harris campus is seen on cellphone video talking to her students about filling out online surveys when the conversation quickly changes directions.

Man sentenced to life in prison in shooting case against officer

A man accused of shooting a Stafford police officer was convicted of aggravated assault against a public servant and sentenced to life in prison May 1.

Houston man accused of striking 8-year-old

A Houston man is accused of striking an 8-year-old girl in the chest, according to the Houston Police Department.

Student-made video at Davis High School causes controversy

A student project at HISD's Jefferson Davis High School, north of Downtown, has stirred up some controversy.

Yates High School principal announces resignation

Jack Yates High School Principal Donetrus Hill announced his resignation in a letter sent home to parents Friday.

Vases stolen from north Houston cemetery

Families are devastated after dozens of vases were stolen from gravesites.

Mother's Day Freebies

After the card and the gift, you may be running low on funds to fill out the rest of the day's celebrations for the mom in your life; but a lot of local businesses are stepping in to honor mothers this weekend.

6-month-old baby dies in CPS custody

Baby Alliyah Rodriguez was her mother's heart, her soul and her everything. But now, Anastasia Hernandez will never get to be with her baby again or have the chance to watch her grow up.

Road project could push out homes in Oak Ridge North

Montgomery County residents will head to the polls Saturday to vote on a $350 million road bond.

'Pollen tsunami' sweeps across country after long winter

Doctors say the long winter accelerated pollen production in grasses and trees.

METRO planning on new routes, high-tech changes

Friday marks the beginning of the 100-day countdown for METRO's new bus network.

ISIS activity prompts threat level increase at US military bases

Security conditions at U.S. military bases, including Ellington Field, were raised Thursday night because of growing concern of a jihadist threat in the U.S.

17-year-old wanted in Galveston robbery arrested in Houston

A man wanted for a robbery in Galveston is arrested in Houston on Wednesday in connection with separate charges.

HPD: Stewart Cadillac owner found dead on garage floor in Montrose area

Houston police identified victim of Fourth Ward homicide as a Cadillac dealership owner and are searching for the suspect who left him dead on his garage floor.

NBC News to host 2016 Republican presidential debate in Houston

NBC News and Telemundo, along with National Review, will host a 2016 Republican presidential debate in Houston on Feb. 26, 2016. We'll have more details coming up on KPRC 2 News at 4pm.

Woman charged after puppy, Chloe, found with mouth duct-taped shut

A southeast Houston woman is accused of duct-taping her puppy’s mouth shut in order to keep the animal quiet, police say.

HPD: Thieves pepper-spray worker who caught them shoplifting at Family Dollar

A man and a woman are accused of pepper-spraying a Family Dollar employee who caught them trying to steal from the store, according to Houston police.

Woman accused of hitting teen girl in face

Deputies said she hit a 14-year-old girl in the face during a verbal altercation.

Woman's body found near pond in Channelview

Authorities are investigating after a woman's body was found near a retention pond in Channelview Thursday morning.

Suspected burglar caught on video

A man is being sought for an alleged burglary of a business that was caught on video.

PD: Man injured after stealing alcohol from Walmart, running into road

A man was injured Thursday night after Humble police said he stole a drink from Walmart and tried to make a run for it.

March of Dimes raises more Than $3 million at Houston event

It was the best feel-good moment of the week when more than 35,000 residents joined together in support of the smallest citizens of our city — babies — by participating in the 2015 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes.

HISD buses caught running red lights repeatedly

Houston ISD says it will be disciplining five bus drivers who did not obey rules after a Channel 2 investigation showed numerous bus drivers running red traffic lights as they were on their way to pick up kids.

Doctor surprises blind woman with 3D print of her baby

A video released by the Brazilian branch of Huggies shows doctors giving a woman a 3-D-printed ultrasound of her unborn baby.

HPD responds to 2 overnight smash-and-grabs at northeast Houston businesses

Houston police were busy investigating two smash-and-grabs that happened less than 30 minutes apart in northeast Houston early Friday.

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Keurig admits mistake, making changes to coffee makers

Keurig Green Mountain is admitting they made a mistake and is now offering a big change.

US employers add solid 223K jobs; rate 5.4 pct., 7-year low

U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Hector DeLeon

Congratulations to Hector DeLeon, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

HPD: Alleged drunk driver causes 3-car crash

An alleged drunken driver was arrested after he caused a crash in Upper Kirby around midnight Thursday, according to Houston police.

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Man produced child pornography, sentenced to 27 years in prison

A 53-year-old will spend 27 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the production of child pornography on Jan, 12. 

FDA reports say Blue Bell knew about listeria since 2013

Newly released FDA reports says that Blue Bell knew about Listeria in at least one of their plants dating back to 2013.  A leading food law attorney says the reports could mean potential criminal charges for the company.

HPD sets up perimeter to find 2 men who ran from police in Fifth Ward

Two men led police officers on a foot chase in the Fifth Ward during a traffic stop, said the Houston Police Department.

2 Fort Bend ISD teachers accused of inappropriate behavior

Two Fort Bend ISD teachers have been taken out of the classroom following allegations that they behaved inappropriately in front of students.

Tomball homeowner says workers tore up her yard, fence without notice

A Houston area homeowner was shocked to come home from work on her lunch break and find several contractors in her backyard. She told KPRC 2 they removed part of her fence to gain access and started digging her up newly laid sod.

Cy-Fair ISD to remove tree planted to honor dead freshman, family offers to relocate it

For Rachel Barrow and her family in Cypress, a live oak on the campus of Cy-Fair High School is more than a tree. It signifies the life her little brother led before he passed away nearly 20 years ago.

Reclining furniture recalled, plastic switches could catch fire

Furniture stores nationwide and online are getting rid of power reclining furniture pieces with rectangular power switches.

Spirit Airlines launching nonstop flights from IAH to Latin America

Spirit Airlines is launched a new nonstop flight from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Cancun, Mexico Thursday.

Man arrested on stabbing charge puts feces in mouth, spits at officers

A man was arrested after Galveston police said he stabbed another man multiple times Tuesday night.

Houston chosen to host U.S. Hispanic COC national convention

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has chosen Houston to host its national convention in fall 2015. 

HPD: Gunmen escape after robbing employees, customers at IHOP

Houston police said two masked gunmen escaped on foot after robbing an IHOP restaurant early Thursday.

Family finds their cat sliced in half in neighbor's yard

A family is devastated and looking for answers after their cat was found mutilated in a neighbor’s yard.

Deputies: Man killed in northwest Harris County

A homeowner in northwest Harris County came home Thursday morning to find a friend dying on his couch, and the man's girlfriend missing.

Video released of Robert Durst urinating in Houston drug store

Robert Durst is scheduled for an evidentiary hearing in New Orleans regarding a bizzare incident from last summer at a Houston CVS Thursday.

Crime Stoppers looking for 2 robbers who held clerk at gunpoint

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help to find the two robbers who stole cash from the store and pistol whipped the clerk on March 30.

Expert: Hispanic voters will vote issues, not ethnicity in mayoral race

When Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his plans to run for mayor of Houston, on Wednesday, some predicted he was an instant front-runner with the support of a powerful Hispanic vote.

Teen accused of stealing SUV, driving it around in HPD parking lot

Maria Garcia says she made a mistake for leaving her purse and keys in the front of her SUV, but never suspected her vehicle would be stolen in a matter of seconds.

Court documents: Trio stole personal information from passport agency

An identity theft and wire fraud scheme targeting both the Houston and Atlanta passport agencies went on for five years, according to federal prosecutors. 

Man charged with killing 5-year-old appears in court

A man accused of abusing and killing a young boy inside a home in north Harris County faced a judge Thursday morning.

HPD: Woman's ex-boyfriend dies in shootout with current beau

A woman's ex-boyfriend was killed in a shootout with her new boyfriend in south Houston, according police.

Driver dead, 2 injured after crash

Police are investigating after a deadly crash in southeast Harris County Wednesday night.

PD: Mom leaves 3 children alone overnight

A mother is accused of leaving her three children home overnight while she worked.

Daycare van hit by car as it backed into road near Humble

A day care van in Humble was hit by a car as it backed into the road, according to Harris County Constable Precinct 4. 

FBISD: 10-year-old struck by vehicle in front of elementary school

A 10-year-old was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after being struck by a vehicle in front of an elementary school, according to Fort Bend ISD.

Police: Missing 3-year-old boy's body found in pond

Wednesday night's search for a 3-year-old boy ended tragically as his body was found in a pond near his relative's home in Brazoria County.

2 arrested after chase ends in crash in northwest Harris County

Two suspects were arrested Thursday morning after leading deputies on a chase in northwest Harris County.

US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive

The bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to protect national security and privacy interests.

Higher fees coming to Chase bank customers

Chase customers will notice a higher fee on their savings account beginning next month.

Deals for last-minute Mother's Day shoppers

There are still plenty of deals available for last-minute Mother’s Day shoppers.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Diamond Ward

Congratulations to Diamond Ward, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

Texas House committee OKs full marijuana legalization bill

Texas House committee OKs full marijuana legalization bill

Proposal seeking legalization of marijuana passed by House committee

A proposal seeking full legalization of marijuana on religious grounds has cleared an unlikely legislative hurdle.

Police say man who murdered elderly Sharpstown woman was 'crazy, demented'

The man accused of fatally stabbing a 79-year-old woman in the Sharpstown area was arrested Friday after assaulting his own mother while she was sleeping in her bed, according to Houston police.

Police: Family speaks out after young mother killed by street racer

A memorial marks the spot where she lost her life -- but Holly Vega lives on in fond remembrances by her family and all those who loved her.

Police investigate deadly shooting outside southwest Houston business

Police are looking for the people who shot and killed a 24-year-old man in southwest Houston early Wednesday. 

Headlight restoration kits put to the test

When the plastic lens cover over a vehicle's headlights gets older, heat can cause it to oxidize and look cloudy and yellow.  To demonstrate just how dangerous this is for drivers, Channel 2 set up a demonstration in a dark parking lot to show the difference in visibility between hazy headlights…

Off-duty HPD officer opens fire on suspected bike thief

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

Quanell X says Adrian Garcia should not be Houston's next mayor

Just hours after Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced he would run for Houston mayor, one of his vocal critics held a protest at the Harris County Jail. 

Man chases away armed men who tried to rob couple in Briar Village

Two armed robbers tried to steal wallets and a purse from a man and woman as they got out of their car Tuesday night in the Briar Village neighborhood near Highway 6 and Westheimer Road.  

Police: Man slapped minor on face, caused bruising to both his eyes

Police said a man has been charged with injury to a child after he hit a minor across the face, causing bruises.

HPD: Driver was speeding with unrestrained 4-year-old in vehicle

A man was arrested after police say he was weaving in and out of traffic while a 4-year-old boy was unrestrained in the backseat of his vehicle. 

PD: Suspect denies involvement in Walmart scheme, says 'everyone has a twin'

A woman police say was captured on surveillance video conducting a gift card scheme at a Walmart denies having any involvement, instead, blaming the crime on her doppelganger.

Man gets 7 years in prison after he pleads guilty to 1991 murder

A man was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday morning after he pleaded guilty to killing another man in 1991. 

Cat recovering after being shot with arrow, finds new home

A cat is recovering after being shot with an arrow.

Garcia announces he's running for Houston mayor

In front of dozens of supporters chanting "Adrian! Adrian!" longtime Houston and Harris County public servant Adrian Garcia announced he is running for Houston mayor.

Wheels for Adam aims to replace boy's stolen wheelchair

There's a fundraiser happening this week for a family that just moved to Houston.

Man charged with capital murder in 5-year-old boy's death

Police have arrested a man accused of abusing and killing a young boy inside a home in north Harris County.

Business owners rally against bus lane planned on Post Oak Boulevard

Several business owners are coming forward to speak out against a plan that would create a bus lane in the center of Post Oak Boulevard in the Galleria area.

HCSO: Suspected armed bank robber shoots self in motel room

A man wanted for an armed bank robbery shot and killed himself in a motel room on Wednesday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Westbury High principal accused of grade-changing reassigned

The principal at Westbury High School, who is accused of asking a substitute teacher to change the grades of 26 students from failing to a passing grade of 80, has been reassigned, according to Houston ISD.

Montgomery County voters to decide on $350 million road bond

Voters will head to the polls in Montgomery County on Saturday to decide on a big issue: a $350 million bond to pay for the expansion, construction and repair of roads. 

Residents say they got letter about sex for sale in their subdivision

Many of the residents who live in a newly gated subdivision off of Loop 610 south near Mykawa Road are worried about their safety after receiving a letter from another resident about sex for sale in a unit nearby.

Man posts sign at busy intersection to find woman he saw there

A Houston-area man is receiving dozens of calls and texts from complete strangers, after posting a sign at a busy intersection.

Teen shot, killed during carjacking in NE Houston

Houston police are investigating after a teen was shot and killed during a carjacking in northeast Houston.

Police investigate after 21-year-old crashes car into pole, dies

Houston police are investigating after a 21-year-old woman is killed in a crash Wednesday morning. 

Man accused of killing elderly Sharpstown woman appears in court

A man accused of fatally stabbing a 79-year-old woman in the Sharpstown area appeared in court Wednesday. Police said he was arrested on May 1 after assaulting his own mother while she was sleeping in her bed.

UHCL student flags down officer, says neighbor followed her to school

A man was escorted off University of Houston Clear Lake property after a student said he followed her to school Wednesday. 

CenterPoint Energy crews fix gas leak in Greenwillow neighborhood

CenterPoint Energy employees asked people in the Greenwillow neighborhood to leave their homes while they fixed a gas leak Wednesday morning. 

Price is wrong? Contestant in wheelchair wins treadmill

The price isn't always right, especially on Tuesday's episode of "The Price is Right."

Police warn against wrong-way drivers

HPD's Help US, Help You campaign is educating citizens on crime prevention and everyday tips related to public safety in Houston, specifically involving preventing accidents involving wrong-way drivers. 

First-ever Texas-themed emojis coming soon

There's practically an emoji for everything, so why not emojis for Texas? Texas music artist Rich O'Toole has partnered with "Sorry I'm Texan" to launch the first-ever Texas-themed emoticons, or emojis.

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NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls; Brady `generally aware'

An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.

Teen sought in triple-homicide case

Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a teenager wanted in a triple-homicide case.

Sketch released of woman accused of carjacking man found on Craigslist

Sugar Land police are looking for two people who carjacked a man at First Colony Mall on April 28 after he listed his car for sale on Craigslist.

Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.

4th suspect arrested in 2013 fatal shooting of man

A fourth suspect charged with murder has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in July 2013.

Man found shot to death near car in northeast Houston

A man was found shot to death near his car in northeast Houston, according to police.

Man shot in both legs by armed intruders at his apartment

Nassau Bay police are investigating a shooting at Colony Oaks by the Bay apartment complex.

Program requires people convicted of abuse to turn over guns

Dallas County has launched a new program that requires people convicted of domestic abuse to surrender their guns.

South Texas boy, 7, dies after being mauled by dogs

A 7-year-old South Texas boy has died after being mauled by several dogs while his family visited friends in Canyon Lake.

Husband, wife escape house fire in southeast Houston

A husband and wife escaped a fire inside their home in southeast Houston Wednesday morning.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: James Scanlon

Congratulations to James Scanlon, KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner!

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Macy's launching new discount stores

This news is better than the one day sale for Macy's shoppers, you'll soon have a chance to shop at more stores.

The best days to shop for deals at discount stores

Discount stores like Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are known for low prices, but shoppers don’t have to settle for the same savings that everyone else is getting.

DPS: Woman hit, killed after stepping into traffic lane on Highway 6

A 52-year-old woman from Fresno, Texas was killed Tuesday night after being struck by a driver on Highway 6.

France: Lubitz tried controlled descent on previous flight

French air accident investigators say that the co-pilot on Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on another flight that morning.

1 dead, pregnant mother and 2 children taken by Life Flight after tragic crash

An accident in north Liberty County is as bad as the aftermath looks. One person is dead and four others, including two children and a pregnant woman, are injured.

Investigation launched into death of 5-year-old

Homicide detectives with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy Tuesday.

Multi-vehicle crash closes exit ramp at Spur 527, Richmond

Police and firefighters are on the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Highway 59 at Spur 527 on Tuesday night.

19-year-old rescued by Coast Guard in Nueces Bay

A 19-year-old man was rescued after his kayak capsized, the Coast Guard announced Tuesday.

Texas 4th in nation for vehicle crashes into buildings

Almost every day around Houston a vehicle crashes into a building.  In April alone, Channel 2 reported on nearly 20 incidents.

HISD: Westbury High principal asked teacher to change 26 student grades

The principal at Westbury High School asked a substitute teacher to change the grades of 26 students from failing to a passing grade of 80, according to an HISD internal audit.

Deputies: 2-year-old boy burned with cigarette

A northwest Harris County father is under investigation Tuesday after his child was rushed to the hospital with suspicious burns.

Soldier surprises sister at school

A soldier and his little sister reunited at Huggins Elementary School on Tuesday, after he was deployed overseas for the past 10 months.

Woman in court on stalking charges

A woman accused of helping her family murder her sister's friend appeared in court Tuesday.

Nearly 150,000 Ft. Bend Co. homeowners sent wrong property tax bill

A huge error at the Fort Bend County Appraisal District has many people who live there frustrated and confused. Nearly half of all of all of the property tax notices mailed out late last week were wrong.

Crackdown on sex trafficking during OTC

On the second day of the Offshore Technology Conference on Tuesday, law enforcement announced it is stepping up efforts to crack down on sex trafficking outside the conference.

HPD: Employee shot in face during robbery in SW Houston

An employee was shot in the face during a robbery in southwest Houston Tuesday afternoon.

Westfield High School student injured after falling off hood of moving car

A student at Westfield High School injures himself Tuesday after he fell off the hood of a moving car, according to the Spring Independent School District.

2 Worthing High students accused of beating up freshman

Two juniors at Worthing High School are facing charges for allegedly beating up a 14-year-old freshman.

Garland gunman's grandmother speaks out

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

ISIS claims responsibility for shooting in Garland

When someone pulled a fire alarm at the high school next to the spot where ISIS now claims the first attack on American soil, officials took it seriously.

Westbound lanes of 290 closed after accident involving motorcycle

A 2-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle is causing traffic delays Tuesday on Highway 290 at Barker Cypress Road.

Flights resume after security mix-up at Hobby Airport

Flights have resumed at Hobby Airport on Tuesday, after a security situation caused several delays.

All-clear given after bomb threat at Sam Houston State library

An all-clear has been given Tuesday after a bomb threat was made at the Newton Gresham Library on the campus of Sam Houston State University.

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HCSO: Middle school student struck by vehicle in southwest Harris County

A middle school student was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle in southwest Harris County.

Good Samaritan missing after alleged drunk driver plows into crash scene

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

Thank A Teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day is a chance to celebrate and recognize educators across the country.

Armed carjacking leads to police chase, crash on North Loop

The incident beganTuesday morning at a CVS on the North Freeway when a customer said someone held him up at knifepoint and took off in his car.

Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black remake classic 90's song

When you hear the classic 1990's hit "More Than Words" by Extreme on the radio, you can't help but sing along. And remember the video? Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black joined forces to recreate the entire video, shot by shot.

Surveillance video released of armed man wanted in gas station robbery

Investigators have released surveillance video of a man wanted for an aggravated robbery at a northwest Harris County gas station.

Doc Rivers talks trash to Rockets fans

Houston Rockets fans want to put game one behind them after the 117-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, but video of Doc Rivers taunting fans doesn't exactly help.

Clint Black, Josh Turner to perform at Freedom Over Texas

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and organizers announced the entertainment lineup for this year's Freedom Over Texas. Country music stars Clint Black and Josh Turner will be entertaining the crowd.

KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner: Katherine Hercules

Congratulations to Katherine Hercules, KPRC's Senior Scholarship winner!

Uber offering free Wi-Fi for OTC

Thousands of people from around the world are in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference and Uber has a new offer so they will choose their service.

Cinco de Mayo freebie at Taco Bell

If you're looking for free breakfast to start off your Cinco de Mayo, look no further than Taco Bell.

HPD: 4 smash-and-grab robbers get away with ATM in southwest Houston

Houston police are searching for four culprits responsible for a smash-and-grab in southwest Houston.

As Seen On TV Tuesday: Wonder Wax

Wonder Wax promises quick and painless hair removal, but does it actually work as well as its commercials on TV suggest?

5 in custody after hit-and-run suspects lead police on chase

Five men are in custody after leading police on a chase in a stolen truck near Greenspoint Mall.

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How to eat healthier, save time at the grocery store

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

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ISIS calls gunmen in Garland shooting its "soldiers"

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, the official ISIS radio channel announced Tuesday.

Learning how to transform the Astrodome by touring a German resort

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

How to survive a home invasion

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

Woman's missing dog found 2 years later

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

Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

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

Waller man wins $1 million on $20 lottery ticket

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

Man charged in deadly apartment shooting

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

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

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

How schools deal with medical emergencies on campus

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

Woman says Lifetime Fitness masseur crossed the line

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

School districts often rent out facilities to unaffiliated groups

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

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

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

Kidnapping suspect shot in head during police shootout

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

Major water main break in NW Houston

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

Gov. Abbott: Criticism of State Guard request overblown

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

How fire departments use canines in arson cases

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

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

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

Truck fuel spill shuts down service road on I-45

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

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

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

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

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

Southbound side of Fred Hartman Bridge reopened

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

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

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

Offshore Technology Conference kicks off at NRG Park

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

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

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

Ebola victim's family underwhelmed by hospital efforts

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

Firefighters battle large house fire in southwest Houston

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

Doctors warn against 'Kylie Jenner Challenge'

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

Hummer slams into power pole, knocks out power in Pearland

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

Galveston Ferry operations resume after crews search for man overboard

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

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

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

HPD investigating homicide in south Houston

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

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Lundyn Davis

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

American Express launches cross-company loyalty program

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

Vigil held for fallen 16-year-old Pasadena student

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

Motorcyclist arrested after leading police on chase in southwest Houston

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

Firefighters battle car fire in apartment complex parking garage

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

Two deaths in Richmond linked to bad drugs

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

Former Oiler, architect join Emmett in Berlin

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

Woman headed to court Monday on stalking charges

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

Officer: Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

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

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

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

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

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

Local kids embrace entreprenurial experience of National Lemonade Day

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

Grading controversy at Westbury High School

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

Police seek public's help to find robber

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

Deputy rescues man who drove pickup into Brays Bayou

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

Driver dies after crashing into truck in Northwest Harris County

Authorities are investigating a deadly crash in Northwest Harris County.

6 people injured after shooting outside club

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

Teenager, 14, shot outside Main Event Entertainment in Stafford

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

Catalytic converter theft caught on camera

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

Astrodome solutions sought in Germany

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

Woman, firefighter hospitalized after blaze in Texas City

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

Community honors boy, 6, killed in crash

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

Rosenberg PD arrests man accused of burglarizing business

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

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

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

3 killed in SE Houston house fire

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

Teen hospitalized after junior bull-riding competition

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

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

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

Funeral held for mother killed trying to fight off armed robber

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

Pickup truck slams into police cruiser in Northwest Houston

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

UPS driver caught taking up handicapped parking spots

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

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

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

J.J. Watt hosts Charity Classic softball game

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

How to break out of debt prison

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

County judge arrives in Berlin in search of Astrodome solutions

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

Apartment residents warned about balconies

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

Woman hospitalized after stabbing at soccer game

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

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

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

Temporary fix for sinkhole in southeast Houston

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

90-year-old crossing guard in Angleton to retire

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

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

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

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

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

Man's death in house fire ruled homicide

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

New rules for rail car safety

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

Houston leaders react to charges against Baltimore police officers

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

Church burglarized during remodel

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

Firefighters control multi-alarm fire at Seabrook hotel

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

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

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

Pickup truck slams into Top Gun shooting range

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

HCSO: Man found shot in head near park in Channelview

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

HPD seeking information on fugitive linked to robbery

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

Freebie Friday: Sweet deals for Houstonians

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

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

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

Man's body found burned inside car in northeast Houston

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

Police ask for public's help in locating jewelry thieves

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

2015 Moral Courage Award Dinner

The city's Moral Courage Award Dinner happened Thursday.

'Palcohol' and underage drinking during prom season

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

Boy allegedly stabbed by mother released from hospital

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

Aldine teacher accused of inappropriately touching student appears in court

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

Plane goes off runway during takeoff at Pearland Regional Airport

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

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Nury Benitez

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

Man taken by LifeFlight after being shot in back of head

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

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Jennifer Lopez pays tribute to Selena

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

Crackdown on businesses showing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight illegally

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

Four arrested after robbery, police chase

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

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

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

Minute Maid scores low compared to other MLB parks

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

Trump talks father, real estate at event in The Woodlands

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

Viral shooting video prompts increased security at apartment complex

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

Men sought for stealing $45K machine from family business

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

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

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

Customers complain masseurs cross the line

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

HPD responds to unruly passengers on United flight at IAH

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