Mayor: Planned Parenthood gunman detained

Police have detained the suspected gunman accused of opening fire inside a Planned…

Man accused of setting woman on fire appears in court

The man Harris County Fire Marshal's Office investigators said intentionally set his girlfriend on fire with rubbing alcohol faces an aggravated assault charge.

New development proposed for Montrose area

Montrose is one of the most popular areas of Houston, and one that's going through the most changes. Now there's a new proposed development for Montrose.

Man injuries wife, kills her boyfriend in apparent love triangle shooting

A man who was having an affair with a married woman was shot and killed by her 78-year-old husband Friday morning, according to Fort Bend County sheriff's deputies.

Third body found after North Texas floods

Search crews have found a third body in floodwaters after record rain deluged the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Katy soldier identified as Fort Hood helicopter crash victim

The Army has released the identifies of the four crew members who were killed earlier this week in a military helicopter crash at Fort Hood. One of them is Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael F. Tharp, a Katy native.

Fists fly over TV during Black Friday frenzy at El Paso Walmart

Fists were flying at an El Paso Walmart as the Black Friday frenzy got off to an early start.

Firefighters share Thanksgiving meal with family after home catches fire

Houston firefighters shared their own Thanksgiving meal with a family whose home caught fire twice in one day.

Arrest made after woman set on fire in Katy area

The Harris County Fire Marshal arrested a man after a woman was intentionally set on fire Thursday. Charges are pending against 42-year-old Jose Hernandez.

Watch the KPRC 2 Holiday Lights Spectacular on Friday!

The holiday season kicks off at 7pm Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 with the KPRC 2 Holiday Lights Spectacular! Watch it live on KPRC 2 and!

Two displaced after fire on Thanksgiving night

Investigators have ruled a fire at a north Harris County home an electrical fire.

1 teen killed, another hospitalized in southwest Houston shooting

Houston police are searching for the shooters after two teens were ambushed at an apartment complex on Dunlap at Clarewood Street in southwest Houston in an attack that left one of the youths dead.

Avoiding Black Friday online scams and other business news

Black Friday isn’t just a draw for shoppers. Scammers are also on the lookout for unsuspecting bargain hunters.

Man shot, left to die on bathroom floor of bar

Houston Police are investigating a shooting in the bathroom at the Bohemios Sports Bar on Harrisburg Street.

Thousands watch Uptown lights, fireworks

While some were out shopping, other Houstonians welcomed the holiday season with another tradition, The Uptown Holiday Lighting Celebration.

Neighborhood on edge after rash of car break-ins

When you picture someone breaking into your car, you probably picture someone smashing out the window or trying to jimmy open the door locks with a screw driver.

Police searching for burglar near Med Center

Officers with the Houston Police Department are looking for a man accused of burglary.

Teen developing video game to help diagnose concussions

A teen athlete is using video games to help others with concussions get faster diagnoses and treatments.

Police chase ends in crash on Bellaire at Wilcrest

A police chase ended in a crash at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the 10800 block of Bellaire Boulevard near Wilcrest Drive in southwest Houston.

Man accused in fatal shooting over cellphone appears in court

A man accused of killing another man over a cellphone appeared in court Thursday.

Meals on Wheels delivered to seniors

Many volunteers spent their Thanksgiving making sure homebound senior citizens throughout Houston had something to eat.

Man impersonates deputy, threatens family, police say

A man is behind bars, accused of impersonating a deputy.

Tale of two Thanksgivings for Meyerland residents

For Meyerland residents who suffered through historic flooding in May, spending this Thanksgiving with family is a true gift.

Texas families sue drillers over contaminated water

Two families in rural North Texas have sued oil and gas drilling companies for contamination of their water wells.

Two-hour pursuit in Houston leads to man's arrest

A man is in custody Thursday following a two-hour pursuit in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, police said.

Drunk woman drives car into lake, police say

Police said alcohol is to blame after a driver ran her car into Lake Fulshear on South Fry at Cross Creek Bend.

Remains believed to be girl who went missing 25 years ago

Search crews continued to recover human remains Wednesday believed to be those of a girl who was reported missing 25 years ago in Wharton County.

Wrong-way driver hits car, ambulance on U.S. 59 at Bissonnet

Houston police Thursday morning chased a wrong way driver that crashed into a car and an ambulance on the Southwest Freeway near Bissonnet.

Father, son injured in double stabbing

Police are looking for two men in connection with an overnight double stabbing in north Harris County.

H-E-B parade route and road closures

The annual H-E-B Thanksgiving parade is here and preparations are wrapping up. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Here's what you need to know to plan ahead.

Man wanted for stealing purses at hospital in Baytown

Baytown police are asking for the public's help in locating a man they say stole several purses at a local hospital.

Holiday crackdown on drunk drivers

The holiday weekend usually means more people are on the roads and sometimes that means more impaired drivers.

Dying teen to see parents one last time

A dying teenager will have a chance to receive her final wish after her parents who live in Pakistan were granted visa to come visit her in Houston.

New crash tests help keep dogs safe in cars

Video has been released that shows crash tests involving dummy dogs, revealing the danger of leaving your pet unrestrained in a moving car.

Escaped inmate caught in Brazoria County

Authorities have captured an inmate who briefly escaped from the Brazoria County Jail Wednesday morning.

Voice of RodeoHouston retires

After more than four decades entertaining crowds of thousands, the voice of RodeoHouston has announced his retirement.

Father seeks justice after teenage son shot, killed near school

A father is seeking justice after his son was shot and killed near a school nine years ago.

Holiday shopping safety awareness

Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season. It's a time of joy, but also a time to become a target for crooks.

FBI searching for "Scream Bandit" robber

The FBI is searching for a man wearing a mask like in the movie “Scream” who has robbed two Prosperity Banks in the Houston area and tried to rob two more since August.

Custodian finds baby boy in manger

An infant was discovered in a church nativity scene in New York.

Sheriff's office puts up 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

(WLTZ) Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County put up a new welcome sign right outside the sheriff's office. It starts with the sentence 'warning Harris County is politically incorrect'.

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Surveillance photos released of shoplifter who cut employee during getaway

Police are searching for a man accused of stealing from a store and attacking a store employee who tried to stop him.

‘Tis the season for theft, don’t be an easy target

The holiday season is just around the corner.  While some will be headed out to shop for last minute items, thieves will be shopping around too—for victims.

11-year-old drive-by shooting victim released from hospital

Channel 2 cameras were there when Manny Jimenez, 11, walked out of the rehabilitation center he has been living at for the past month.

Arson investigating after home catches fire twice within last few months

Arson is investigating to determine what sparked a fire at a home in northwest Houston.  Wednesday morning marked the second time the house caught fire within the last few months, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Driver arrested after crashing into house in northwest Houston

A man was taken into custody early Wednesday after crashing into an elderly woman's home in northwest Houston.

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WATCH: Adele performs 'Hello' with school instruments on 'The Tonight Show'

Adele's hit song "Hello" has been the talk of the Internet since it was released Oct.23, and she proved that a few school instruments couldn't change the intense feeling of the song when she performed it with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on "The Tonight Show."

Motorcyclist taken by Life Flight to hospital after crash in west Harris County

A motorcycle rider was airlifted to the hospital early Wednesday after crashing in west Harris County.

Sandra becomes Category 2 hurricane in eastern Pacific

Hurricane Sandra has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it swirls off Mexico's Pacific coast.  The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's the strongest hurricane in the eastern Pacific for this late in the year.

YouTube Kids app blasted for unhealthy ads and other business news

The YouTube Kids app is under fire for unhealthy advertisements.

Smokestack falls on excavator; driver survives

A man is grateful to be alive after a demolition project didn't go as planned. 

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List of Black Friday store hours

List of Black Friday store hours for major retailers and Houston area malls.

HPD: Pregnant mother, boyfriend charged in death of toddler burned in oven

Charges have been filed against the mother of a 19-month-old girl who burned to death after being left alone at a northeast Houston apartment last week. The mother's boyfriend has also been charged.

High-speed chase ends in ditch; police search for passengers, HPD says

Police are searching for two people after an early morning high-speed chase.

Fire forces family from home the day before Thanksgiving

The Houston Fire Department was called at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to a home at Friendly and Tidwell Streets in Houston after a fire broke out.

Top spots for crime across Houston area

In order to see where crime is happening the most, Channel 2 Investigates analyzed a year’s worth of data for the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

How to avoid being a victim of holiday crime

As prime holiday season approaches, crooks are looking to make shoppers their prime targets.

Training officers to fight terrorists

The recent terror attacks on foreign soil have law enforcement officers in Houston training people to prepare for the worst.

Rodriguez gets life sentence in 'stand your ground' trial

Raul Rodriguez has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering his neighbor in a re-trial.

Tax preparer gets 11 years for fraud, ID theft

A north Texas tax preparer with a history of submitting bogus returns must serve 11 years in prison and repay nearly $2.3 million in an identity theft scam.

Technician at car dealer finds $50K in trade-in car

A service technician at a Texas dealership has turned in $50,000 he found in the trunk of a trade-in luxury car to return the cash to a grateful bail bondsman.

Man arrested for practicing home dentistry without a license

El Paso police have arrested a man for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license.

Teacher's aide accused of hitting student with bat

A 61-year-old central Texas junior high teacher's aide is jailed on an aggravated-assault charge accused of hitting a student with a small bat.

Texas' Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba after the Thanksgiving holiday, becoming the latest U.S. governor to pursue economic development possibilities with the island nation amid easing trade restrictions.

Chicago Police release Laquan McDonald shooting video

The Chicago Police Department has released a dashcam video showing the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Four crew members dead after helicopter crashes at Fort Hood

A military helicopter with four crew members aboard crashed at Fort Hood Monday afternoon, killing all four.

Woman says restaurant worker sent threatening Facebook messages

Two employees at a Pasadena restaurant have been fired after management says they accused a woman of walking out of the restaurant without paying her bill.

13 arrested in online child sex bust

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office arrest 13 men as part of its Internet Crimes Against Children operation.

Judge sentences duo to 153, 119 years in federal prison

A federal judged handed down two of the longest prison sentences ever in Houston to two men convicted of multiple violent cell phone and jewelry store robberies in the Houston area.

Teens hospitalized after violent crash; speed a factor, police say

Two teens were hospitalized after a violent crash in Atascocita early Tuesday morning. Investigators said the driver was speeding.

One dead after vehicle, motorcycle crash on I-10 westbound at Westgreen

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a fatal crash Tuesday.

Texas City PD: Former HPD officer accused of sexual assault of child

A former Houston police officer is arrested Monday on sexual assault charges involving a child, according to the Texas City Police Department.


Woman tells officer she is HIV positive after biting him

Victoria Alvarado remains behind bars Monday after she bit an officer, then claimed she was positive for the human immunodeficiency virus.

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2015 Black Friday Deals has a list of all the hot Black Friday deals for this 2015 holiday season. We have some of the big deals listed for you below.

As Seen On TV: Grab Bag

A new kind of grocery bag claims to save time, but will the Grab Bag stand up to the test?

'Spawned From the Darkest Depths of Hell': Toy Gets Caught in Hair

A new toy is making parents want to yank their hair out in frustration. They’ve found that Bunchems can get tangled in kids’ manes, forcing parents to literally pull — or cut — their children’s hair in order to get them out.

HPD: Suspects flee with thousands in ATM machine smash-and-grab

Houston police are searching for two smash-and-grab suspects who made off with a load of cash after busting open an ATM machine at a southeast Houston gas station and convenience store.

Blue Bell to begin phase 4; areas to include Louisiana, Mississippi

Blue Bell Ice Cream will be available in Louisiana and Jackson, Miss., and its surrounding areas beginning Dec. 21, according to the company.  This is the second-to-last phase in the company’s five phase market re-entry plan.

Spiders infest Memphis neighborhood

Residents on May Street and Chelsea Avenue said their neighborhood has been infested with spiders. The eight-legged problem is causing headaches for the homeowners.

Mother gets response after texting dead son's phone

Mother of Colorado State Patrol cadet killed in high-speed chase continues to send him texts after his death, only to receive a surprising response from the man who inherited his phone number.

State Department issues global holiday travel warning for U.S. citizens

The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for American citizens Monday.

Consumer Reports reveals 'Naughty & Nice' list and other business news

Consumer Reports is taking cues from Santa Claus and making its own “naughty and nice” list.

Shipley's Donuts in southeast Houston closed after shop fills with smoke

Doughnut lovers will have to find an alternate place to pick up their morning sweet treats after smoke filled a Shipley's Donuts in southeast Houston early Tuesday.

Officer saves skunk stuck in orange juice carton

An officer in New Jersey is making headlines for going beyond the call of duty to help a skunk.

Fatal feud at Houston aparment complex claims life of at least one

Two men were hospitalized after a shooting at the Cherry Cove apartment complex on Bissonnet Street and Mullins Drive on Monday.

Two wanted in double shooting at W. Houston home

Police released sketches of two people suspected in a double-shooting in west Houston.

Dealership targeted by thieves in NW Harris County

Police are looking for the thieves who tried to steal vehicles from a dealership in northwest Harris County.

Score the best deals when shopping

For those looking to take advantage of great prices ahead of the shopping season, there is little reason to wait until Friday.

Bus drivers honored for saving students

The Spring Branch Independent School District board honored two veteran bus drivers Monday night, crediting both with keeping 30 students safe when their bus caught fire.

Woman accused of evading arrest with children in car

A mother accused of leading police on a chase with young children in the car was arrested Sunday.

Man helps residents escape fire at apartment complex in SW Houston

More than a dozen apartments were damaged in a fire in southwest Houston on Monday.

Woman robbed on way to hospital to see dying husband

Surveillance video shows crooks pulling into a Valero gas station, targeting an 84-year-old woman pumping gas.

State Rep. Ron Reynolds sentenced to year in jail for illegally soliciting law clients

State Rep. Ron Reynolds will face jail time after being convicted of illegal solicitation of clients in an ambulance chasing for profit scheme.

Motive revealed in deadly shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth

New court documents reveal the probable motive in the deadly shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth.  Shannon Miles is accused of shooting the Harris County deputy in retaliation for being a law enforcement officer, and no other reason, prosecutors say.

Burglaries at Chick-fil-A restaurants in Montgomery County

A pair of thieves are on the run after breaking into Chick-fil-A restaurants.

Driver crashes into side of home in Friendswood

A car slammed into a family's home in Friendswood while several people were inside Monday.

Landscaper shot during robbery in northeast Houston

A landscaper was robbed and shot in an carjacking Monday on Hartwick Road near Hirsch Road.

Murder suspect smiles, mouths word "boo" in court

The man accused of killing a woman from Humble and fleeing to Mexico faced a judge for the first time Monday morning.  Troy Clay smiled as he exited the courtroom.  He mouthed the word, "boo" before exiting the room.

UTHealth officially changes name to McGovern Medical School

The UTHealth medical school made a major announcement Monday, officially changing its name.  The school is now called the McGovern Medical School.

Armed, masked thieves pistol whip, shoot 2 in grocery store robbery

Police are looking for masked, armed robbers who injured two people around 9 a.m. Monday at the Circle S Food Store in the 9100 block of Windfern Road.

2 men on Texas 10 Most Wanted list caught in Houston, Dallas

Two gang members on the Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted list have been captured.

Translating your vehicle's brake noises

When you hear a sound coming from your wheels, it may be your brakes trying to talk to you. If you don’t listen and fail to act fast, you could wind up spending a whole lot of money unnecessarily.

Magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattles Mexico City

An earthquake shook central Mexico on Monday, swaying buildings in Mexico City. Some office workers rushed to the streets in the capital.

HPD investigating wreck that killed woman

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a woman was killed in an accident Sunday.

Mother charged after 6-year-old son found wandering apartment complex

A mother is facing charges after allegedly leaving her son unattended.


Family of Muslim teen seeks $15M in clock incident

Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million.

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CUTE VIDEO: Dog snitches on sibling

No one wants to be called a snitch, but YouTube user Alex Hutchinson wanted to know which one of her dogs took the cookie.


Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars

Planned Parenthood is suing Texas over attempts to block Medicaid dollars, beginning another courtroom fight between the nation's largest abortion provider and a Republican-controlled state.

DA: Man shot Harris County sheriff's deputy 15 times during ambush

Shannon Miles, the man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, appeared in court Monday to face a charge of capital murder, and the district attorney revealed new details in the case.

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NFL, officials criticized for leaving Case Keenum in game after hard hit

Former Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum took a hard hit on the field Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and many people are wondering why he stayed in the game after it was clear that he had suffered a head injury.

Duo arrested more than a year after allegedly killing two men

Two men have been arrested for capital murder in the shooting deaths of two other men in July of 2014.

What are your kids up to? Parental alert about ghost apps

There is a dangerous trend parents need to know about.  Do you know what your kids are doing on their cellphones when you're not looking?

HFD: Electrical issues may have started restaurant fire; arson investigates

The Houston Fire Department was called to a restaurant on Highway 6 at Piping Rock Monday morning.

Lanes remain blocked on Highway 225 and Beltway 8 east after vehicle fire

Morning commuters may need to look for an alternate after an early morning traffic fire.

Pfizer and Allergan to merge in $160 billion deal and other business news

Pfizer and Allergan are reportedly in talks for a $150 billion merger.

Cheating accusations mar Zimbabwe's 'Mister Ugly' contest

Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe's 4th annual "Mister Ugly" contest, upsetting supporters of the crowd favorite who called the winner too handsome and prompting rioting at the event.

Gunmen open fire inside convenience store

Ali Mohammad's older brother, Omar Mohammad, was working Saturday night at the family’s Revolutions Chevron gas station Saturday night when three masked gunmen charged into the store and one started shooting.


Shooting erupts at New Orleans music video filming

A shooting in a New Orleans park left 16 people injured, police said. Several hundred people were at Bunny Friend Playground for an impromptu music video filming late Sunday when two groups began firing.

Boarding pass can be valuable to thieves

We are just a few days away from the busiest travel days of the year at Houston airports. Traveling can be more convenient these days with digital boarding passes, but with convenience comes a warning about your personal information.

Colder weather a reminder to check safety of heaters

For many people, the cold temperatures will mean turning on their heaters for the first time in months.

Freeze Warning issued for parts of SE Texas through Monday morning

A Freeze Warning is in effect from midnight through 8 a.m. Monday for Harris County, northern counties and most western counties as well.

Man found beaten to death in Missouri City home

A man was found beaten to death in his home in Missouri City on Sunday, according to police.

Two teens stabbed in northwest Harris County

Two teens were stabbed in northwest Harris County.

Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl, 6-year-old boy from Hill County

The Hill County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for two children.

2 men killed after car hits tree in southwest Houston

Two men were killed after the car they were traveling in hit a tree in southwest Houston.

Man killed in strip mall shooting

A man has died after a Sunday morning shooting at a strip mall.

Pets killed in fire at apartment complex in northwest Harris County

Pets of residents were killed in a 3-alarm fire at an apartment complex in northwest Harris County.

Neglected horses get a second chance

Hundreds of horses left neglected and abused on a farm near Conroe are getting a second chance at life.

16-year-old boy shot in head, teen questioned

A teenager was shot in the head Saturday at a home in Humble, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

Man accused of killing girlfriend back in Houston

A man accused of killing his girlfriend in October is back in custody in Houston.

Bees cause danger for Baytown family

A mother and son have a problem with bees at the house next to theirs.

Mother gets life sentence for killing 2-year-old daughter

A central Texas woman has been sentenced to live in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

Czech ambassador, Abbott open new West gymnasium

A gymnasium demolished by a Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion that devastated the surrounding town has been rebuilt.

15 students hurt in chain collision involving school buses

Four school buses carrying students to a high school football playoff game in Central Texas were involved up in a chain collision, injuring 15 students.

State lawmaker convicted of illegally soliciting law clients

A jury has found a suburban Houston state representative guilty of illegally soliciting clients for his law practice.

Meth case nets 54 associated with white supremacist groups

An investigation by federal, state and local officials has led to drug charges against 54 people associated with white supremacist organizations.

Man shot, killed in robbery at north Houston apartment complex

A man was shot and killed during a robbery at an apartment complex in north Houston.

Search underway for missing 72-year-old man

Texas Equusearch is looking for a man who went missing Wednesday.

Fire breaks out in Chicago's Hancock skyscraper

Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. One person was injured.

WB left lane of 290 between Beltway 8 and FM 529 closed for repairs

The left lane of Highway 290 westbound between Beltway 8 and FM 529 has been closed for an emergency pavement repair, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Are fewer rape cases being solved?

Manpower and a new records management system are being blamed for a decrease in the number of rape cases being cleared by the Houston Police Department.

Shooting victim crashes truck into neighbor's house in southwest Houston

A man crashed his truck into a neighbor's house after he was shot at a convenience store.

Dog breeder accused of selling sick puppies

The Houston Humane Society is looking into complaints after a spokesperson said it received multiple calls from people claiming they bought sick, dying puppies from a breeder who knew the animals were ill.

Discount Tire warning drivers about scam

Discount Tire is warning Houston-area drivers about a scam involving people on roadways in parking lots that has already cost some victims hundreds of dollars.

Video of Katy man's knockout game against elderly victim released

Cellphone video of a man attacking an elderly man two years ago, as part of the "knockout game," shows the attacker narrating his crime and repeatedly laughing.

Remains found in Tomball home

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Tomball woman after deputies found unidentified remains at her home.

Firefighters extinguish house fire in southeast Houston

A house fire in southeast Houston was extinguished at 4 p.m. Friday.

Slamming phone scam affects Houston-area businesses

A new type of phone scam called slamming is affecting Houston-area businesses.

Man wanted for committing sex acts in front of schoolgirls charged

A man wanted for exposing himself and committing sexual acts in front of schoolgirls in north Houston has been charged with indecency with a child.

Stranger tries to kidnap girl near Katy school

Katy Independent School District is warning parents about a suspicious man who tried to kidnap a student.

Gym geared toward autistic children set to open in Cypress

A brand new kind of gym opens in Cypress on Saturday -- a sensory gymgeared towards people with autism.

FBI releases footage of attempted armored car robbery

The FBI released video Friday of a gunman who shot at an armored truck guard on Nov. 6.

Make a difference with Operation Stocking Stuffer 2015

Help make a difference this holiday season. Donate a new or gently used toy to Operation: Stocking Stuffer between Nov. 20 and Dec. 17 and bring some holiday joy to the heart of an underprivileged child.

School bus with students on board catches fire; all students safe

A Spring Branch ISD bus with students on board caught fire Friday afternoon, SBISD police confirm.

Third inmate who escaped from juvenile detention center captured

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force is continuing their manhunt for a juvenile escapee.

Mother finds razor blade in son’s new shoes

A Houston area mother outraged after she says her four-year-old son was injured after putting on a brand new pair of shoes she bought at Walmart.

Freebie Friday: Holiday movies and more

Looking for some free things to do this weekend, Channel 2 and Houston On The Cheap has you covered!

Man nicknamed 'Cookie Monster' and accomplice arrested on robbery charge

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with a string of robberies in the Harris and Fort Bend county areas.

Galveston council approves Hurricane Ike recovery projects

The Galveston City Council has approved spending more than $38 million in funds provided by the government for nine projects as part of continuing Hurricane Ike recovery efforts amid concerns whether the money was fairly allocated.

Grandfather of baby who burned to death seeking custody of siblings

Channel 2 has spoken to the grandfather of a 19-month-old girl who was found burned to death after being left unsupervised in a northeast Houston apartment.

HPD bus tours expose cadets to Houston’s vast cultures

Houston Police Department cadets have started participating in a bus tour that takes them through Houston to learn about the various communities and cultures they will protect and serve.


Celebrate Togetherness: New Kohl's ad celebrates diversity with same-sex couple

Celebrate Togetherness. That's the title of Kohl's new advertisement, which is not only celebrating the holidays, but diversity.

METROLift raises fare prices, offers free rides

METROLift is changing its fair prices in the beginning of next year.

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Photos of tenured black Harvard professors defaced, investigated as hate crime

A number of portraits of tenured African American professors at Harvard Law School were discovered defaced on Thursday morning, marked up with a single slash of black tape covering their faces.

Routine traffic stop leads to police chase in northeast Houston

Deputies are trying to figure out why a driver ran during an attempted routine traffic stop in northeast Harris County.

U of H saying no to UT expansion in Houston

The University of Houston board of regents is voicing its concern over the University of Texas and its plans to expand in Houston.

UnitedHealth threatens to ditch Obamacare and other business news

UnitedHealth is warning that it may pull out of Obamacare.

HPD: 2 drivers flee after head-on crash in southeast Houston

Police are looking for two drivers involved in a head-on collision in southeast Houston.

Is pollution plaguing your neighborhood?

Ruth Rodriguez and members of her family, all seven of them, are regulars at Spring Creek Park in Tomball.

Police investigating threat made against Qatari Consulate in Houston

Houston police are investigating a threat made against the Qatari Consulate.

Troopers to start asking race during traffic stops

It's a potential question that already has Houston area drivers asking questions.

Car crashes into garage of house in Spring

A car crashed into the garage of a house in Spring.

Teen used popular app to rob victims, deputies say

Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators said a teenager used a popular app as a tool to target people and lure them to his apartment complex to rob them.

Several students fall ill at Cy-Fair ISD elementary school

Several students fell ill at Wilson Elementary School in Cypress.

Woman allegedly drugged, raped at northwest Houston bar

A woman said she was drugged and raped at bar in northwest Houston.

Mother pushes for paid leave at work after baby dies in day care

A mother is pushing for paid leave at work after her baby died in his first three hours at day care.

8 Syrian refugees turn themselves in at US-Mexico border

Federal officials say eight Syrians have turned themselves over to immigration authorities along the Texas-Mexico border.

Sons of mother accused of stabbing baby to death placed in CPS custody

Two surviving children of a mother accused of stabbing her infant son to death will be returned to the custody of Child Protective Services.

NASA conducts flight formations over the Houston area

NASA's WB-57's flew over the Houston area Thursday in an historic flight.

Local high school football on NFL honor roll

This year is the 50th Super Bowl and to celebrate, the NFL gave commemorative golden footballs to more than 2,000 high schools around the world.

Rosenberg Police Department standing by officer after driver files complaint

The Rosenberg Police Department is standing by an officer after driver filed a complaint after a traffic stop.

HFD responding to 2-alarm fire at southwest Houston apartment complex

The Houston Fire Department is responding to a 2-alarm fire at an apartment complex southwest Houston.

Man accused of fatally shooting ex-wife in grocery store parking lot sought

A man who police said fatally shot his ex-wife in a grocery store parking lot is charged with murder and on the run.

Uber delivers flu shots to homes, offices

A lot of people use Uber to get from point A to point B. Now the service can also be used to help with your health.

2 killed in crash with big rig on Highway 290

Two were killed in wreck on US-290 west at Mason Road Thursday morning.

Gunman wanted for robbing woman in her driveway in Sugar Land

Sugar Land Police are searching for a gunman who stole a woman’s purse on her own driveway.

Stay-at-home dad accused of beating, shaking 8-month-old son

An 8-month-old boy was left severely injured after being shaken by his father who was caring for him, according to court documents. The father, Robert Ross, is charged with injury to a child.

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Manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast

A federal grand jury indicted two companies on involuntary manslaughter charges and three people face charges in a deadly 2012 explosion on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Woman accused of beating naked girl, 7, with belt for misbehaving

A woman is accused of beating her boyfriend's 7-year-old daughter while the girl was naked, according to Houston police.

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WATCH: Hilarious reaction to baby announcement goes viral

A woman used a game featured on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" as inspiration for how she was going to tell her parents she and her husband were having a baby. Her father's reaction is priceless.

Restaurant Report Card: Rodents and slime in the ice machine

Roaches were the big problem at Berryhill Baja Grill, at the Memorial City Mall, this week.

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More Mexicans leaving US than coming

More Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, marking a reversal of one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history.

Charges upgraded against man connected to deadly shooting at car dealership

Charges have been upgraded against a man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in northwest Houston.

Man arrested in fatal shooting at used car dealership

Houston police have arrested a capital murder suspect who's accused of killing a man during an armed robbery at a used car dealership.

Man surrenders after SWAT standoff in SW Houston

The Houston Police Department SWAT team was called to a home in southwest Houston where police said a man, armed with a pistol, assaulted a family member.


Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years Thursday morning in federal court.

Mother, 2 dogs killed in mobile home fire in east Harris County

A mother and two dogs were killed in a fire at a mobile home in east Harris County.

Dinosaur claws among items on annual list of dangerous toys

Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.

Traffic stop leads to discovery of bundles of pot stuffed in trunk of car

A huge drug bust was made on a Texas roadway Tuesday morning.

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Woman completes college exam in hospital while in labor

Being in labor didn't stop a Macon, Georgia woman from completing her college psychology test from the hospital bed.

Resident injured in shootout with would-be robbers

Houston police are looking for two men in connection with a Wednesday night home invasion and shooting.

Holiday season doesn't have to mean holiday pounds

Most of us love the holidays, with food, family, food, friends, and of course the food! But if you're trying to cut calories during the holidays there are some things to keep in mind to keep that waistline in check.

HFD: 3 injured in 2-alarm fire in southwest Houston

Three people were injured early Thursday in a 2-alarm fire at a southwest Houston townhome community, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Motorcycle crash closes HOV lane on 59 northbound at West Airport

Crews are working to move a crash involving a motorcycle on 59 Southwest Freeway northbound at Hillcroft. The HOV lane is closed at West Airport.

Bride destroys dress after fiance calls off wedding over text message

Most brides wait until after their wedding to take part in "destroy the dress" events. But, Kilee Manulak had a different situation. The week of her wedding, she revealed her fiance sent her a text message saying he didn't want to marry her after a two-year engagement.

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Woman detained after crashing into HPD K-9 unit in east Harris County

A woman was taken into custody Wednesday night after striking a Houston police officer's patrol vehicle in east Harris County.

Interest rate hike looks likely for Dec. & other business news

The chance of an interest rate hike in December is increasing.

Man accused of killing Katy girlfriend in custody in Mississippi

A Houston area native is behind bars, awaiting extradition on murder charges for the killing of his girlfriend who was a Katy native.

Arrest made in case of missing man found dead near burned vehicle

A man was arrested in Indiana in the case of a man found dead near a burned vehicle in Montgomery County.

Caseworker errors found after deaths of 8 children

When Michael Welch sits down for dinner with his son and daughter, there's one constant reminder of the struggle they've endured the past year.

Driver files complaint after traffic stop in Rosenberg

Alonza Gonzalez was turning right near 59 and FM 762 several months ago but just recently received the dash camera video after he filed public records requests.

9 students injured in school bus wreck in Klein

Nine students were injured in a school bus accident in Klein, according to school officials.

Religious group wants Pastor Joel Osteen to testify during trial

Members of the East Texas religious group Church of Wells want Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen to testify in their criminal case.

Texas man executed for fire that killed his daughter, her 2 half-sisters

A Texas inmate has been executed for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.


Hospital's isolation unit opens to contain contagious diseases

It's been more than a year since Texas was in the international spotlight for being ground zero for our country's battle against Ebola.

Day care owner charged after 8-month-old suffers skull injury

The owner of what the state says was an unlicensed day care is facing charges, accused of injuring an 8-month-old boy under her care.

Body cameras for Houston police officers approved by City Council

The Houston City Council Wednesday voted to approve the purchase of body cameras for city police officers.

Massive gator caught on golf course in Richmond

It was an interesting afternoon at one golf course in Richmond when an alligator decided to rest at hole 17.

Travelers face fears following bomb threats

Bomb threats targeting Air France flights turned out to be a hoax, but the scare had some travelers flying into Houston Wednesday afternoon on Air France Flight 636 from Paris thinking about their safety.

Blue Bell reopens Brenham facility; 700 employees return to work

Blue Bell Creameries announced Tuesday that it has resumed operations at its Brenham facility.

Vice President Joe Biden visits Houston, talks with Mayor Annise Parker

Vice President Joe Biden was in Houston Wednesday, to talk economy with Mayor Annise Parker.

Police seek man who stole register from Friendswood Chevron

Friendswood police are seeking the public's assistance to identify a man who stole a cash register from a Chevron Sunday.

Passengers removed from Southwest flight to Houston from Chicago

Six passengers had to be removed from a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday headed from Chicago to Hobby Airport.

Texas judicial candidate accused of compelling prostitution

A South Texas judicial candidate has been accused of forcing several women he represented to have sex with him in exchange for legal services.

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Thousands gather at Texas A&M to remember bonfire collapse

Several thousand people have gathered at Texas A&M University to remember victims of the 1999 bonfire collapse.

Manhunt continues for juvenile escapee Jahrell West

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force is continuing their manhunt for a juvenile escapee.

Police remove 3-foot-long snake from Texas bathtub

Police in Texas have safely removed a 3-foot-long snake that a woman discovered in her bathtub.

Three teenage boys caught secretly recording cheerleaders in locker room

Three Cleveland, Georgia, teens are facing felony charges for secretly recording cheerleaders in the girls' locker room by hiding in the ceiling.

Heart of Fashion: Fashion meets philanthrophy

Fashion is meeting philanthropy at Houston' Hobby Airport Wednesday night. Heart of Fashion will be held at Million Air, a private jet terminal.

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Dallas woman charged in Missouri butt injection death

Missouri prosecutors have charged a 44-year-old Dallas woman with manslaughter, accusing her of recklessly causing a woman's death in July by performing an illegal cosmetic butt injection on her.

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35 years ago, 'Dallas' fans found out who shot J.R. Ewing

Thirty-five years ago this Saturday, viewers learned the truth.

Ex-principal at San Antonio middle school faces more child sex counts

An assistant principal at a middle school in San Antonio has quit as he faces three sex-related counts for an alleged relationship with a 14-year-old student.

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Rick Perry indictment goes before Texas' top criminal court

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants the state's highest criminal court to dismiss felony charges against him that the Republican has partly blamed for his failed 2016 presidential bid.

Children removed from home after baby burned to death

Three siblings of a 19-month-old girl who was burned to death inside of a northeast Houston apartment, will be placed in foster care.

Maribel Amber's report on Wall Street

Jackson Hewitt is kicking off tax season early. Plus Radio Shack kicks off its Black Friday sales Nov. 25.

ISIS releases photo of bomb it claims brought down Russian jet

ISIS released a picture Wednesday of what it said was the improvised bomb that brought down the Russian Metrojet plane over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, according to

Houston Zoo's beloved Komodo dragon, Smaug, dies

The Houston Zoo has lost one of its most beloved creatures, and star attractions.  Smaug, the 17-year-old Komodo dragon, was humanely euthanized Tuesday after significant lumbar spinal cord compression was found, according to zoo officials.


Nordstrom under fire for Hanukkah sweater

It's the season for ugly holiday sweaters, and apparently controversial ones too. Nordstrom was recently criticized for a sweater that some say is offensive to Jews.

HCSO deputy shoots, kills knife-wielding man

An investigation is underway after a shooting involving a Harris County sheriff's deputy.

Police: IHOP robbed by men wearing clown masks

Police are looking for two men they said robbed an IHOP while wearing clown masks.

Disturbing details released in court in stabbing death of 2-month-old

Police believe a mother killed her 2-month-old baby inside their southeast Houston apartment and now she is facing capital murder charges.

HPD: Thieves use motorized saw to break into safe, steal cash at McDonald's

Police are looking for two crooks who got away after breaking into a fast food restaurant in north Houston early Wednesday.

Lost luggage: How to prevent it from happening to you

You know that excitement you feel when you plan a vacation, hop on the plane and land at your destination? Then that's all squashed as soon as you learn your airline lost your luggage!

Burglars strike Subway restaurant in southeast Houston

Houston police are investigating after crooks broke into a Subway restaurant in southeast Houston early Wednesday.

Family feud leads to triple shooting

Harris County sheriff's deputies are sorting out the details of a triple shooting outside a home in northwest Harris County.

Police: 2 terror suspects killed, 7 arrested in Paris raid

Two terrorist suspects have been killed in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis during a security operation linked to the deadly attacks that rocked the French capital five days ago, a police source said

FBCSO: Man arrested after making online threats against mosque

A man accused of making terroristic threats is in custody, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

HISD announces new school buses will have three-point seat belts

New school buses purchased by the Houston Independent School District will have three-point seat belts, the school district announced Tuesday.

Will smoke detectors keep your home safe?

It’s the middle of the night and your house catches fire. At this point, the most valuable thing in your home is your smoke detector, which is designed to sound the alarm when fire breaks out.

CNN: Two Air France flights diverted over security incident

Air France Flight 65, headed from Los Angeles to Paris, was diverted to Salt Lake City, Utah, due to a security incident, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

Car crashes into cellphone store in SW Houston

A car plowed into a cellphone store in southwest Houston on Tuesday.

Rosenberg Assistant Police Chief indicted for official oppression

Rosenberg Assistant Police Chief Tracie Dunn has been indicted on charges of official oppression for allegedly roughing up a handcuffed prisoner.

Family mourns autistic son, 6, killed after wandering into street

A Humble family is speaking out after the loss of their 6-year-old autistic son in a tragic accident.

19-month-old burned to death in northeast Houston apartment

A 19-month-old girl was found burned to death inside a northeast Houston apartment early Tuesday.

Front brings cooler temps, heavy storms through Houston area

A Tornado Watch has been canceled for Southeast Texas and the threat of severe weather continues to diminish.

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Charlie Sheen says he has HIV virus

Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen says he has the HIV virus.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announces he's ending presidential campaign

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday announced he was ending his campaign for president.

Hundreds drink, snack and toast to Houston nightlife while riding the downtown rails

Hundreds of Houstonians rode the rails Monday while getting to know the sights, sounds and eats of Houston nightlife; It was all part of Rails To Restaurants, an event organized by the Houston Greeters, in partnership with METRO and in recognition of Citizenship Month.

Shipley Do-Nuts pays $45,000 in pregnancy discrimination lawsuit

A Shipley Do-Nuts location in Katy has paid $45,000 to a woman involved in a discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday.

HPD: Driver charged in alcohol-related crash that killed passenger

Charges have been filed a suspect who police say was driving drunk when he caused an accident that killed a 23-year-old man.

Abbott: Ensure current refugees pose no safety risk

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state law enforcement leaders to ensure that refugees in Texas don't "pose a risk to public safety."

Harris County K-9 Telle named Rookie of the Year

A Harris County Constable deputy has been awarded Rookie of the Year honors at the 2015 Texas K-9 Officers Conference and Trails.

Man flew from Atlanta to Chicago with loaded weapon in carry-on bag

An Atlanta man is speaking out after he said he took a loaded gun through security at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and managed to fly to Chicago with his weapon in his carry-on bag under his seat the entire flight.

Re-vaccinations required after error in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Hospital District CEO Randy Johnson will update board members about a vaccination error Tuesday.

Unique procedure claims to get rid of varicose veins

The FDA recently approved a unique method where a needle is injected inside the vein and a glue gun squirts an adhesive in several spots.

Meth, heroin found at scene of motorcycle accident

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is looking for the driver of a motorcycle after finding drugs at an accident scene.

Man shot multiple times, pushed from car, police say

Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a man, then drove off in his truck, in southwest Houston Sunday night.

Man airlifted to hospital after shooting in north Harris County

A man was airlifted to the hospital early Tuesday after a shooting in north Harris County.

Mother accused of leaving hurt child alone at mall

A mother is facing charges after allegedly abandoning her daughter at a mall.

Important protection for parents: LEGO slippers

Special slippers promise to protect parents from the pain LEGOS can inflict on feet.

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New Barbie ad breaks barriers, features boy

There’s a new Barbie in town and her ad is drawing a lot of attention.

As seen on TV: Dump Cakes Recipes

Do you have a lot of baking to do this holiday season? The Quick and Easy Dump Cakes recipe book promises to give you fast recipes that you can make in minutes!

HPD: Man shoots, kills woman in northwest Houston grocery store parking lot

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting Monday in northwest Houston.

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

The Houston Texans' win means you can score several freebies this week.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton not happy with JJ Watt's comments

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is firing back after a playful jab from Texans defensive end J.J. Watt following Monday night’s game.

Frenchy's announces national expansion

A Houston favorite is going national.

Caught on camera: Hit-and-run driver in Midtown

A hit-and-run accident around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Midtown was caught on camera.

Pet stolen from Friendswood home in burglary

A family is distraught over their puppy who went missing after a home break-in six days ago.

Company caught on camera apparently buying bogus reviews

In late October, a woman who does not want to be identified said she was approached at the food court of the Galleria and offered $10 in exchange for a lie.

Experts describe communication methods for Paris attackers

Days after the deadly terror attacks in Paris, authorities are forming a clearer picture of the threat ISIS poses and the way terrorists may be communicating.

Gator captured under vehicle in local high school parking lot

Monday was a busy day for local alligator hunters. One gator was found under a vehicle in the parking lot of a local high school. KPRC 2 was there when it was captured.

Gov. Abbott says Texas will not accept refugees from Syria

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas will not accept any more Syrians following the Paris terrorist attacks, though an immigration official counters that the governor lack legal authority to do so.

Paramedic witnesses driver headed wrong way on 290

A Cypress man headed to work Monday morning said he witnessed a person driving the wrong way on Highway 290 and the Beltway.

HPD: Man prostitutes 4-year-old on 'daddy's little girl' Craigslist ad

A west Houston man who is accused of prostituting a 4-year-old girl went before a judge Monday morning.

2 juveniles captured, 1 on the run after escaping Harris County detention center

Two juveniles have been caught and one is still on the run after the trio escaped from a juvenile detention center downtown after beating a security guard, according to law enforcement sources.

Parents want son's case reconsidered

Jonathan Santellana, 17, was killed by an off-duty Navasota police officer and now Santellana's parents are asking a grand jury to reconsider the case after the officer involved was 'no billed,' or considered justified.

Severe storms to sweep through Texas Monday night, Tuesday

A potent storm system gaining strength over the middle of the U.S. will generate strong to severe storms in much of Texas Monday night and Tuesday.

Woman finds ashes in thrift store jar

You might expect a loved one to rest in peace in a quiet cemetery. Not at a resale store.

Gay bashing killer to be released on parole

The Texas Board of Pardons and Parole has granted parole for a man convicted of killing another man because he was gay. Jon Buice was one of 10 youths arrested in the beating and stabbing death of Paul Broussard, a Houston banker. He is the only man still serving time in the July 4, 1991…

'Tis the season for shopping, giving and scams

If you're one of the many who plan to donate to a charity this holiday season, beware.

Missing man found dead in Montgomery County

A manhunt for a killer is underway after a man was found dead and his vehicle set on fire in Montgomery County.

Sheriff: 6 dead in campsite attack in Palestine; man charged with murder

Six people were killed at a Texas campsite and a suspect has been arrested and charged in the weekend homicides, authorities said Monday.

Man killed in shooting at southwest Houston apartment complex

A man was shot and killed at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Twelve people arrested in prostitution sting in SW Houston

Twelve people were arrested Friday  in a prostitution sting, according to the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office.

Residents fined $45,000 for pro-police signs

Residents of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania who refused to take down signs thanking police for busting neighborhood drug dealers appeared in court Thursday.

Mother of girl, 17, killed in HISD school bus crash files $1M lawsuit

The mother of a 17-year-old girl who died in a school bus crash that killed another student and severely injured two others has filed a lawsuit.

Teacher accused of running strip club

A Tennessee high school teacher is facing charges of operating an illegal adult strip club and promoting prostitution.

Galena Park: Lockout lifted at North Shore Senior High School

A lockout has been lifted at North Shore High School after no credible threats were found against the campus, Galena Park ISD officials confirm.

Woman crushed, killed in crash in southeast Houston

A woman was killed Sunday in a one-vehicle accident in southeast Houston.

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'Home Alone' released 25 years ago

The blockbuster comedy that made Macaulay Culkin an overnight superstar was released 25 years ago Monday.

Sketch released of man accused of robbing stranded motorist

The Sugar Land Police Department has released a sketch of one of the men who they say robbed a stranded motorist at gunpoint.

Surveillance photos of men wanted for deadly shooting at Knights Inn

Police release surveillance photos of two men wanted for questioning in a deadly shooting.

Get to know Houston: Ride the rails to party with great food, entertainment

Houstonians will get the opportunity Monday to ride the rails while getting to know the sights, sounds and good eats the city has the offer in the the 4th Annual Rails to Restaurants event.

Man killed in crash hits curb, two trees

Houston police are investigating a crash on Sunday that claimed the life of a man in the 5500 block of East Orem.

Beluga whale treated for stomach issue dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

A 2-year-old female beluga whale with apparent stomach trouble has died at SeaWorld San Antonio.

Amber Alert canceled: 15-month-old girl, Twinkle Twilight, found safe

Fort Worth police said they found a 15-month-old girl safe after she was taken by her mother Sunday.

13-year-old in critical condition after being struck by car

A 13-year-old boy was struck by a bicycle Monday at Greens Road and Wayforest Drive in Greenspoint.

Review: Petroleum is Texas' most iconic product

Many states in the U.S. are well-known for a particular product.

The best days for holiday shopping

The clock is ticking, the shopping days are coming fast!  Making sense of all those major shopping days and when to get the best possible deals can be pretty exhausting.

Earthquake with 2.4 magnitude rattles Irving

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake has hit the Dallas area in the midst of stormy weather.

The Dixie Chicks to launch US tour next summer; coming to Texas

The Dixie Chicks are ready to party in the U.S.A.


The best days for holiday shopping

When it comes to picking out the perfect holiday present, shoppers don’t want to start too late or load up the cart too early.

Houstonians honor Paris attack victims at vigils

Sunday was a day of remembrance in Houston for the innocent people killed on Friday.

Federal investigators expected at UTMB’s monkey research facility

Investigators from the United States Department of Agriculture are expected to visit the University of Texas Medical Branch this month to discuss treatment of monkeys.

Boy fatally struck by vehicle in Highlands

A 6-year-old boy was killed Sunday after being hit by a truck.

Push to secure border brings changing times for game wardens

Game wardens in Texas are taking on a growing but often overlooked role in the push for a more secure border with Mexico.

Officers at Waco jail arrested following inmate's death

An investigation into a suicide at a Waco jail has resulted in the arrest of three correctional officers for allegedly changing documents to make it appear they conducted headcounts.

More than 70 white supremacists imprisoned in federal effort

More than 70 white supremacists who are members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas have been imprisoned as part of a years-long federal effort to weaken the gang known for killings, robberies and other crimes.

Report: Homicide, violence claim high number of homeless

An examination of deaths among the homeless in the Austin region show they're dying of homicide, suicide and accidents at a rate much higher than the general population.


Officials: Manhunt for suspected Paris attacker on the run

French police put out a photo of a fugitive in the Paris attacks on Sunday, saying the suspect is on the run and too dangerous for anyone outside law enforcement to engage directly.

Houston area vigils honor Paris attack victims

Several members of the community in the Houston area are holding vigils Sunday to honor Paris attack victims.

Houstonians extend sympathies to France

Florence Larue had an emotional reunion with her mother from Paris on Saturday after hours of sitting and waiting.

One Parris attacker identified

A Paris prosecutor says 129 dead, 352 injured in terror attack; 99 in critical condition.

Trump addresses Paris attacks, immigration at campaign stop in Beaumont

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Beaumont.

Helicopter crashes in Sienna Plantation, pilot not injured

A helicopter crashed into a lot in Sienna Plantation on Saturday.

Woman killed by speeding SUV

A woman was killed after she was hit by a vehicle in northwest Houston.

Texas surgeon says never suspected friend in 2012 slaying

A West Texas plastic surgeon says he initially never suspected a friend might be involved in the 2012 slaying of a pathologist dating his ex-girlfriend.

Audit shows special treatment for some at Texas agency

Some employees at the Texas Facilities Commission were hired without facing competition, promotions were made with little supporting material and people were being paid after they stopped working for the agency, according to an internal audit.

Waste removed from ex-nuclear power barge in Galveston

The first load of radioactive waste has been removed from a World War II-era Liberty ship converted to a barge-mounted nuclear reactor that was towed to a Galveston shipyard for scrapping, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

2-vehicle wreck in southbound lanes of Highway 59 at Bissonnet cleared

A two-vehicle accident that slowed traffic Saturday in three southbound main lanes and one shoulder lane of Highway 59 at Bissonnet Street was cleared at 2:47 p.m.

Police: At least 100 killed inside Paris concert hall

A French police official says at least 100 people have been killed inside a Paris concert hall where attackers seized hostages. The hostage-taking was one in a series of at least six attacks across the French capital.

Escapee continues to avoid capture

One month after slipping out of the Liberty County jail, a convicted thief remains on the run.

Travelers react to deadly attacks in Paris

As passengers inside the international departure terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport prepare to head back to Europe, they have more on their minds than their flights.

One dead after apartment complex shooting in SE Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead Friday in the 4700 block of Wenda Street near Cullen Boulevard.

Mistrial declared in case againstdoctor

A judge has granted a mistrial in a case involving a doctor accused of inappropriately touching a 7-year-old patient.

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Man shot, killed at Greenspoint-area motel

One man has been killed in a shooting at a motel in the Greenspoint area, Houston police confirm.

Weekend weather webcast

After three considerably wet weekends in a row, Houston will enjoy dry weather this Saturday and Sunday.

Mosquitoes feasting on local residents

If you've spent time outside recently, you've probably become food for some mosquitoes, and they are very hungry.

Man robs Shenandoah bank wearing "Scream" mask

A man wearing a mask from the popular thriller movie "Scream" robbed a bank in Shenandoah on Friday morning, said police.

New push to solve 1982 murder case in Liberty County

Thirty-three years after the death of his beloved sister-in-law, Leon Wilson is still waiting for her killer to be caught and brought to justice.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion rights case

The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.

HPD: 3-month-old dies after being exposed to cocaine from drug-addicted mom

A mother with a history of drug addiction has been charged nearly a year after her 3-month-old daughter died from ingesting cocaine, according to Pasadena police.

Baytown police investigating high-dollar jewelry heist

Baytown police officers are looking for three people who robbed a Zales Diamond Jewelry store in San Jacinto Mall.

Homeowner who was robbed frustrated by HPD response time

A Houston homeowner who lives near the Galleria says the Houston Police Department did not respond fast enough when her home was burglarized.

10-year-old girl shot in face in apparent road-rage incident

A 10-year-old girl was injured in a shooting in northwest Harris County.

Would-be kidnapper holds gun to 8-year-old girl's head

The Webster Police Department is investigating the attempted kidnapping of an 8-year-old girl.

PD: Man, trying to flee from ex with baby in truck, accused of hit-and-run crash

A man is accused of a hit-and-run crash that occurred while his 5-month-old son was inside the truck and his ex was in the truck bed, screaming for him to stop, police say.

Mayoral hopefuls debate ahead of runoff election

Hoping to take the seat as the next mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner and Bill King took to the podiums Friday morning.

LaMarque ISD to close

The Texas Education Agency announced Thursday that the LaMarque Independent School District has lost its accreditation and is now ordered closed effective July 1, 2016.

Most of Texas to have Blue Bell ice cream by mid-December

Consumers in most of Texas will have Blue Bell treats available next month as ice cream sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup.

Vending machine thieves caught on video

La Porte police have released surveillance video showing two men stealing from a vending machine.

'Operation Red November' nets several prostitution arrests

Multiple women and one man were arrested in Brazoria County after complaints of a prostitution.

Houston ISD makes changes to zoning, disciplinary policies

The Houston ISD school board has approved a rezoning for 10 elementary schools and also implemented a new policy calling for suspensions and expulsions as a last resort for elementary school students.

Grand jury hearing evidence in Sandra Bland investigation

A Waller County grand jury is hearing evidence in the controversial Sandra Bland case.  Grand jury proceedings are a secret process, therefore details will not be released about the evidence or people called to testify until later.  The grand jury proceedings are expected to take 30 days.

Local Starbucks to start serving up booze

Something new is brewing, or perhaps chilling, at a local Starbucks! The University Boulevard location in the Rice Village shopping center will be serving up booze.

10 arrested in prostitution bust in northeast Houston

Charges have been filed against 10 suspects who were nabbed Tuesday in a prostitution sting in northeast Houston.

Channel 2 Investigates: List of Houston's worst roads

Using city street data, Channel 2 Investigates found the top five neighborhoods with the worst-rated streets.

Suicide ruling over teen found with cobra bites in Austin

The death of a pet store worker found unresponsive in a North Austin parking lot with cobra bites has been ruled a suicide.

Raccoon bandit caught ransacking art gallery

Raccoons are causing big problems in Oregon, where the masked bandits were recently caught on camera invading an art gallery.

Smoke fills terminal at Bush Airport

Smoke filled a terminal at Bush Airport Friday morning, causing a temporary closure of a train track.

Survey reveals how much Americans spend on lunch

A new survey sheds light on how much we're spending on lunch and the amount may surprise you.

Man injured in shooting at Galleria area apartment complex

A man was injured in a shooting at an apartment complex near the Galleria.

Thieves target garages in the Heights

A homeowner in the Heights used a broom and some bad language to scare off a would-be criminal who got into her garage.

Corpse found in car at Sheriff’s Office storage lot

A decaying corpse sat inside the trunk of a car for five days in a Harris County Sheriff’s Office storage lot, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.

Investigators in Deputy Goforth murder case want Google account information

Detectives investigating the murder of Deputy Darren Goforth have filed a new set of requests for information.

Residents concerned over sewage at apartment complex in Cypress

A community group in Cypress is fiercely opposed to the construction of a new apartment complex.

Restaurant Report Card: Slime found in ice machine

"Slime in the ice machine" was a big problem in restaurants this week.

Elderly woman carjacked at knifepoint

The woman was attacked in a grocery store parking lot after the suspect first stole a car, police said.

"E.T."movie memorabilia auctioned off at La Marque comic book store

Hundreds of memorabilia items from the classic film “E.T.” are up for auction at a La Marque comic book store.

Person of interest in Austin judge's shooting in court for Houston murder

The man named a person of interest in the shooting of an Austin judge faced a judge in Houston Thursday morning for murder in an unrelated charge.

Serial fast-food restaurant robber wanted

Police are searching for a man who they believe to be responsible for up to 30 robberies of fast-food restaurants around the Houston area.

10-year-old shot in car while at traffic light in northwest Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating after a 10-year-old was shot inside a car as his mom waited at a traffic light in northwest Houston.

Grandmother arrested after 4-year-old found wandering alone near apartments

A grandmother is charged with endangering a child after allegedly leaving her 4-year-old grandson unsupervised.

H-E-B launches online store

H-E-B is now letting you order thousands of its products without leaving the house.

Employee killed in CO2 leak at coffee company in east Houston

An employee was killed in a gas leak at a coffee company in east Houston.

Bystanders help bring chase to end in west Houston parking lot

A man was taken into custody after bystanders helped bring a police chase to an end in a southwest Houston parking lot.

Parent claims black students singled out in meeting at Klein Oaks High School

Parents of students enrolled in a high school in Spring expressed confusion Thursday over a meeting they feared was racially divisive.

Lockdown lifted at Fort Bend ISD's Oyster Creek Elementary School

A lockdown has been lifted at Oyster Creek Elementary School, Fort Bend ISD says.

Four inmates try to escape from Harris County Jail

Four inmates tried to escape from the San Jacinto jail facility Wednesday night, authorities say.

Man killed in motorcyle crash on I-45 south at Beltway 8

Emergency crews were called to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on Gulf Freeway at Beltway 8 south in southwest Houston Thursday.

Double shooting leaves one dead inside northwest Houston apartment

A man was killed and his uncle wounded during a shooting inside a northwest Houston apartment Thursday morning.

Husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

A husband and wife were found dead in their northeast Houston home in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide.

Lanes are reopened after truck gets stuck under overpass on 610 East Loop north

Crews worked to free a heavy truck stuck under an overpass on the 610 east loop northbound at Market Street Thursday morning.

HPD motorcycle officer injured while escorting big rig with wide load

A motorcycle officer with the Houston Police Department was taken to the hospital Thursday after being injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Spring.

Help us find Houston’s worst roads

Channel 2 Investigates is working to come up with a list of neighborhoods that have the worst streets and viewers are encouraged to tell us what you think is the worst.

Strawberry Laser helps you get in shape

Rhonda Morrison is a mother of three teenagers and said, “the pounds coming off just doesn’t happen the way it used to and with all the effort I put into working out and with all the effort that I put in just eating right and thinking about my weight, I want to see results.”

HPD: Man killed for cell phone; police hunt for shooter

Police are looking for two men in connection with a deadly robbery in northwest Houston.

JCPenney settles 'discount' scam lawsuit and other business news

JCPenney will pay $50 million back to customers in a settlement over deceptive discount practices.

Hottest Holiday Toys chosen by kids

Walmart has released its list of the top toys for kids for 2015.

Texas Renaissance Festival entertainer sets 2 Guinness world records

The Texas Renaissance Festival has a lot to celebrate thanks to one of its entertainers.

Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" voted most influential book

Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" has been voted the most influential academic book in history in an online poll.

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Power outage closes Fort Bend ISD elementary school

Sienna Crossing Elementary is closed due to a power outage, Fort Bend ISD tweeted Thursday morning.

Good samaritans catch grocery store thief

Good Samaritans risked their own safety to stop a grocery store thief in Bellaire.

2 men rob cell phone store at gunpoint in west Houston

Police are looking for two men they said robbed a cell phone store at gunpoint in west Houston.

Woman claims autistic granddaughter attacked at school

Being thrown to the ground, beaten and having her head smashed into the ground by children with no adult supervision -- those are the conditions Janice McAdams said her 12-year-old granddaughter, Angel, is enduring at her middle school in South Houston.

Houston murder rate skyrockets in early 2015

Houston’s murder rate skyrocketed 30 percent in the first nine months of this year, while the clearance rate dipped 6 percent, according to the Houston Police Department’s figures.

1 killed in shooting in northwest Houston

One person was killed in a shooting in northwest Houston.

Dogs help authorities sniff out child porn

These new K-9's have the unique capability of finding flash drives or portable storage devices often used to hide child pornography.

Documents with patient information found dumped at old hospital

A KPRC 2 viewer alerted us to documents with private information that were dumped at the site of a former hospital in east Houston.

Woman robbed at gunpoint in garage at West University home

Authorities are looking for a gunman who robbed a woman in her garage at her home in West University.

Joe's Crab Shack tests no-tipping policy

Ignite Restaurant Group, the parent company of Joe's Crab Shack, says it is testing a new policy across the country and could be moving to Houston soon.

Victim of rape, robbery looking for justice after attack

A woman says she wants justice after being attacked in February.

Man suspected in shooting of Texas judge makes 1st court appearance in unrelated case

The man suspected in the shooting of a state district judge in Austin Friday made his first court appearance in Houston Wednesday afternoon where he is charged with murder.

Wingstop shooting suspect arrested watching movie 'No Escape' at theater

A man accused in an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon at a Harris County Wingstop was arrested while watching the movie "No Escape" at a local movie theater.

Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day celebration

The City of Houston showed support for our Armed Forces Tuesday with the annual "Houston Salutes American Heroes" Veterans Day Celebration Tuesday.

Victim of rape, robbery shares her story

A woman said she wants justice after she was attacked  in February.

Texas Southern University band director resigns

Texas Southern University Provost Dr. James W. Ward announced Wednesday that he has accepted the resignation of Prof. Richard Lee, director of the school's "Ocean of Soul" marching band.

Cold front set to spark storms, usher in cooler air

A cold front will slide through southeast Texas overnight, bringing a line of showers and storms to the region Wednesday evening and cooler, more seasonable air by Thursday.

Teen accused of kidnapping woman from gas station, sexually assaulting her

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force tracked down and arrested a teen accused of kidnapping, robbing and raping a woman whom he met at a gas station.  Jordan Jerrell Stephens was captured Tuesday and placed in the Harris County Jail.

Spring Forest Middle School celebrates Veterans Day in a big way

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Spring Forest Middle School planned a program to honor service men and women and their families during their 15th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. Parents, teachers and students served breakfast to 100 veterans before their patriotic assembly commenced.

Houston ranked 9th richest city in America

Houston is ranked the 9th richest city in America, according to a new report by Bloomberg.

Father's delivery room 'selfie' goes viral

The new dad's expression was one of glee, while the look on his wife's face was understandably one of extreme pain.

Veterans Day freebies

Many businesses are extending a big thank you to our veterans and active military service members today starting with breakfast!

Hurricane Kate forms in the Atlantic, north of Bermuda

Hurricane Kate has formed in the Atlantic north of Bermuda, becoming the fourth hurricane of the Atlantic season.

NY AG declares DraftKings, FanDuel illegal gambling and other business news

New York’s attorney general is declaring daily fantasy sports an illegal form of gambling.

Rowdy raccoons make their way into home

A family in Tennessee had two raccoons invade their home, but they weren't in the attic.

Alabama police: Boy, 8, beats 1-year-old to death while moms out clubbing

An 8-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 1-year-old girl while their mothers went out clubbing, Birmingham, Alabama, police said.

Eastbound lanes of SH-225 at Richey St. reopened after wreck, Hazmat spill

All eastbound lanes of Highway 225 at Richey Street were closed after a heavy truck accident Tuesday.

Person of interest in shooting of Texas judge charged with murder in unrelated case

KPRC 2 News has learned that the person of interest in the shooting of a Texas judge has been charged with murder in an unrelated case.

VIRAL VIDEO: University of Louisville swim team has fun at the airport

The University of Louisville swim and dive team decided to have some fun with the people movers at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Local couple fights balance billing, saves thousands

For Cheri Oberhoff and her loving husband Ray, giving Ray his daily medication has become a morning ritual. He needs a whole box full of expensive prescription drugs to get by.

Remarkable reunion for local veteran

Two men who served on opposite ends of the Vietnam War have formed a friendship after discovering they may have crossed paths 40 years ago, and the discovery was made at a Katy restaurant.

Police investigating after man shot at house in League City

Police were called to a home in the 1900 block of La Salle Lane around 8 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a shooting.

Woman witnesses arrest of person of interest in Austin judge shooting

KPRC 2 is getting a first look at the moments after the person of interest in the shooting of a Travis County Judge was arrested in Houston on Monday.

106 of 177 arrested in Waco biker shooting indicted by grand jury

A grand jury has returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout outside a Waco, Texas, restaurant in May.

7 new operating rooms approved for Ben Taub

There was a major development Tuesday in the fight for Ben Taub to maintain its status as a Level-1 trauma hospital.

Attorney: Day care workers fired for refusing to acknowledge girl, 6, as boy

Attorneys are filing a lawsuit on behalf of two women who say they were wrongfully terminated from a Katy area day care center amid controversy over a 6-year-old transgender child.

HISD students make prosthetic hand for girl, 6

A little girl from the Waller Independent School District now has a new prosthetic hand thanks to some hard-working Houston Independent School District students.

Wednesday's weather webcast

A vigorous storm moving out of the Rocky Mountains Tuesday night will sock many mountain areas and the Midwest with severe weather. In Houston, expect a cold front from this system to deliver some highly variable weather for the next few days.

Vote to buy HPD officers body cameras delayed

A decision to buy body cameras for Houston police officers was put on hold Tuesday.

League City police searching for missing Alzheimer's patient

The League City Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 82-year-old League City man who went missing on Friday.  Ervin Brittnacher was last seen in the 3000 block of McFarland Road.

New soccer policy limits headers for youths

New policies set forth by the United States Soccer Federation are aiming to reduce the number of head injuries in youth soccer players.

Veterans Day events around Houston area

See a list of some of the Veterans Day events around the Houston area on Nov. 11, 2015.

Workers take to downtown Houston streets in a fight to raise wages

Fast-food cooks and cashiers joined what is being called the largest-ever strike to hit America's fast-food industry.

Researchers developing new flu vaccine

Baylor College of Medicine is one of five government-funded locations in the U.S. to study the flu.

Undocumented workers found in back of trailer in Rosenberg, police say

Ten undocumented workers have been found in the back of a trailer in Rosenberg, police say.

Teen arrested on felony drug charges, smiles for mug shot

A 19-year-old woman recently arrested on drug charges has what's being called the "happiest mug shot in America."

Reward offered for smash-and-grab burglary

According to police, at least three persons used a stolen pickup truck to ram a store in the 7000 block of Monroe Road.

HPD: Suspects caught red-handed stripping stolen car in northwest Houston

Houston police arrested three men they allegedly caught red-handed stripping a car in northwest Houston early Tuesday.

HPD: Man shoot, kills wife during argument over child

A man chased and fatally shot ex-his wife during a dispute over their child, Houston police said.

Federal court won't reconsider inmate's racial appeal claim

The full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel of the court that rejected an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose supporters contend was sentenced unfairly because of his race.

NCAA, TSU host pep rally for 2016 Final Four

Organizers held a pep rally Tuesday to encourage the public to volunteer for the 2016 NCAA Final Four weekend.

Singer Raheem Devaughn turns local domestic violence survivors into ‘Queens’ for a day

R & B singer Raheem Devaughn is not just known for his soulful sound and socially-conscious lyrics, he is known for his heart.

Mother killed in head-on crash in Montgomery

A mother, who was also a teacher was killed in a head-on crash while on her way to pick up her child from school Monday.

Robber distracted by car horn gets away with nothing

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department have released a surveillance image of an armed robbery at a convenience store.

HPD officer accused of transporting undocumented aliens in South Texas

Juan Carillo and his wife were arrested Sunday in South Texas on charges of transporting two undocumented aliens.


Comcast locks down 200K accounts and other business news

Comcast is forcing 200,000 customers to reset their passwords and account information.


New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint dies in Madrid at age 77

Legendary New Orleans musician and composer Allen Toussaint has died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in the Spanish capital.

Deer found in bedroom of Indiana home

It was an unusual sight for a family in Indiana, who found a deer inside their home.

Investigation reveals problems with Houston-area EMS

A Deer Park woman whose husband died in an ambulance in 2012 was never made aware of a Department of State Health Services investigation into problems surrounding that emergency transport.

'Star Wars' fan with terminal cancer passes away

A long-time "Star Wars" fan, diagnosed with terminal cancer, died shortly after getting the his wish to see an unedited version of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Overturned truck blocks traffic near Beltway 8

Crews worked for hours to to clean up an overturned cement truck near Beltway 8 at West Lake in Houston.

Nordstrom vows to hold off on decorating for Christmas

Many stores are busy getting ready for the holiday season, but customers at Nordstrom won't see any Christmas decorations for a few more weeks.

Cars to be removed from bayou in December

KPRC 2 has learned that the removal of cars from Houston bayous will begin on Dec. 10.

Teen attacked while walking home from school

The Humble Independent School District Police Department has increased patrols around Atascocita High School in their search for the person who attacked a 15-year old freshman who was walking home from school.

Leak along Brays Bayou under investigation

Police were investigating a chemical spill along Brays Bayou near Kirby Drive on Monday.

Pasadena man accused of attacking crossing guard

A man is in jail after allegedly attacking a school crossing guard.

HPD seeking man who robbed grocery store

The Houston Police Department's Robbery Division is asking for the public's help in finding a robber.

Driver accused of hitting, killing teen appears in court

A man from Humble, charged in connection with the death of a teenager Sunday morning who was changing a flat tire on the Eastex Freeway, appeared before a judge on Monday morning.

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Biography of George H.W. Bush to be launched at Texas A&M

The biography of Houston native and former President George H.W. Bush will be launched Monday at Texas A&M, the home of Bush's presidential library.

800-pound alligator found in parking lot taken to farm

A gigantic alligator nicknamed Godzilla was released Monday at a farm in El Campo after being found in a Sugar Land parking lot on Saturday.

Day care teacher says she was fired for reporting abuse

Jasmine Hall, a former teacher at Hall Academy Children's Education Center, said she was fired after reported alleged abuse by a fellow teacher.

Doctor: Retail therapy enjoyable because it appeals to senses

Many people believe it doesn't matter where they shop or what they buy. The pleasure from the purchase is still there.

Boyfriend charged in connection to deaths of mother, toddler

Police have charged a man with capital murder after a mother and her 1-year-old daughter were found shot to death inside a southeast Houston home.

Dispute between homeowner, contractor caught on camera

Disputes between contractors and homeowners are fairly common, but recent trouble in a west Houston neighborhood seems to go beyond the usual back-and-forth.

Dog goes missing during transport overseas

A family is trying to find their missing dog who vanished when they tried to ship him to their new home.

11 arrests in organized crime ring bust clear 89 cases

Investigators with Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office said the suspects broke into numerous cars and homes and even committed armed robbery.

Man injured after house fire in west Harris County

One person was injured in a house fire Monday afternoon in west Harris County.

Yolanda Black Navarro, longtime community leader, dies

Community leader Yolanda Black Navarro has died after a long battle with an illness.

Chancellor of Missouri's main campus to resign

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school.

Body of jet skier missing in Lake Houston found, deputies say

The body of a jet skier who went missing in Lake Houston Friday night has been found, according to Harris County sheriff's deputies.

Houston stretch of road makes 'Worst U.S. Freeways' list

An online men's publication compiles a list of the country's worst freeways, and one Houston road is ranked pretty high on it.

Lost load temporarily closes lanes on Beltway 8 North eastbound at JFK Blvd.

Several lanes were temporarily shut down on Beltway 8 North eastbound at JFK Blvd. after a truck lost its load.

Elderly couple robbed, pistol-whipped after crooks crash into victims' car

An elderly couple was robbed at gunpoint and pistol-whipped after crooks crashed into their car.

How to protect your family during home burglary

A thief has already made it into your home, so how do you stop them from leaving with your valuables?

Monday's forecast includes cool temperatures, sunny skies

Monday morning temperatures are starting off in the upper 40s and low 50s. It is a cool start, but by the afternoon we will see sunny skies with a high of 72 degrees.

One person shot, killed in drug deal gone wrong, police say

Houston police were called to the 9600 block of Homestead at Tidwell Road for reports of a shooting.

Search continues for driver who struck teen with car during brawl

What started as a fight between a group of teenage girlsends when one of them got into their car and ran over 14-year-old DeBrianna Hunter.

Man arrested after teen hit, killed in wreck on Eastex Freeway

A man from Humble has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of a teenager, who was killed in a car crash Sunday morning.

Former teacher-coach accused of sending sexually explicit emails to student, 16

A former junior high teacher and coach has been charged with online solicitation of a minor.


Lawmaker urges airlines to drop holiday bag fees and other business news

A lawmaker is asking airlines to get into the Christmas spirit and ditch holiday baggage fees.

Home catches fire twice in two days

Firefighters were called to put out a fire at a home on Tangle Lake Drive at Seven Oaks Drive just after 9 p.m. Sunday. This is after the same house was extinguished earlier Sunday morning .

New test may help quickly identify concussions

Each year, nearly a quarter of a million kids end up with a concussion from playing sports.

Houston Newsmakers Nov. 8: Sylvester Turner & Bill King in first face-off

In their first face-to-face meeting since the general election when they both won spots in December's runoff, State Rep. Sylvester Turner and former Kemah mayor Bill King faced off on this week's "Houston Newsmakers" with Khambrel Marshall.

Neighbor helps woman from burning home

It all started when Terry noticed his neighbor Toni Hatcher’s home engulfed in fire, with flames shooting out of the windows and stretching toward the sky.

Two in custody after man killed in shooting outside west Houston home

Two people are in custody after a man was shot and killed Sunday morning in west Houston.

'Rowdy' behavior abrupty ends high school homecoming dance at museum

A local high school's dance this weekend at the Children's Museum of Houston ended abruptly due to rowdy behavior of the students.

Marriage proposal at Walk MS finish line

More than 1,500 people participated in Sunday's Walk MS, including two lovebirds who got engaged.

Video shows teen being struck by car following brawl in southeast Houston

What started as a fight between a group of teenage girls, ended when one of them got into their car and ran over 14-year-old DeBrianna Hunter. The entire incident was caught on camera and is making its way around social media.

Deputy shoots at suspect after chase

A man is facing felony charges after a deputy-involved chase in Greenspoint that ended with a deputy shooting at the suspect.

Car crashes into home, sets fire in west Houston

A suspected drunk driver crashed their car into home and set it on fire in West Houston.

Partly sunny skies expected Sunday

Wind advisories have been dropped as of 6 a.m.

Grand gala, conference held to help remove stigma of schizophrenia-related disorders

SARDDA (Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America) held its annual conference and gala on Oct. 10 in recognition of World Mental Health Day.  Brain Disorders:  Global Perspectives was held at the J.W. Marriott in Houston’s Galleria area.

Man shoots ex-girlfriend after dispute over TV following break up

A dispute over property following a recent break up led to a man shooting his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex in southeast Houston, police said.

Photos released of armed robbery suspect accused of stealing money, video game

Houston police are searching for a suspect who stole money and a video game from during an aggravated robbery on Sept. 10.

Surveillance camera captures clear shot of burglars breaking into home

Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Houston Police Department's Burglary and Theft Division need the public's help identifying two suspects who were caught on camera breaking into a home.

Big gator 'Godzilla' captured in Sugar Land shopping center parking lot

Officers captured an alligator that was on the loose in a parking lot in Sugar Land.

Outrage expressed after Alabama fans display "Finish What Katrina Started" sign

Instead of the ESPN College GameDay being about the match up between No.2 LSU and No. 4 Alabama this Saturday, an uproar has been more about a sign that was posted in regard to the game.

Man killed in shooting at southwest Houston apartment complex

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

Man breaks into dollar store through roof in northeast Houston

A thief used an ax to cut through the roof and break into a Family Dollar in northeast Houston.

Scattered showers throughout Houston area

Clouds and showers in are expected in Southeast Texas and may continue most of the day.

Man shot in leg during robbery in Montrose

A man was injured after he was shot in the leg during a robbery in Montrose.

Person of interest sought in connection to deaths of mother, 2-year-old

Homicide detectives with the Houston Police Department have alerted the border patrol as they search for a person of interest in the deaths of a southeast Houston woman and her 2-year-old daughter.

Woman robbed, attacked and dragged through Walmart parking lot

A retired nurse loading groceries outside a Galveston Walmart was robbed, attacked and dragged through the parking lot.

Suspected drunken driver hits deputy

One person was taken to the hospital after a crash involving a Harris County Sheriff's deputy patrol car in Katy.

3 injured in head-on collision in Crosby area

Three people were injured in a head-on crash Friday evening in the Crosby area.

Wife of dying 'Star Wars' fan thanks supporters who helped him see film

A long-time "Star Wars" fan, diagnosed with terminal cancer, got his dying wish to see an unedited version of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Thursday. Now his wife is thanking his supporters.

Ex-NFL player holds up sign asking Houston Texans for job

A former professional football player holds up a sign outside NRG Stadium, asking the Texans for a job.

Dozens of Houston gas stations short-changing drivers, report says

Have you ever filled up your tank at the gas station and think you may be getting shorted?

Cat found mutilated in Cinco Ranch neighborhood

Families in the Cinco Ranch area of Katy are on edge after a beloved cat was found mutilated.

Man wanted for exposing himself in children's section of library

The man exposed his genitals to a child at a Harris County Public Library, deputies said.

Guard shot during armored truck robbery outside bank

An armored car guard is in the hospital after getting shot outside a bank in north Houston Friday.

Mayoral runoff candidate Turner endorsed by Garcia

Former sheriff Adrian Garcia has announced his support for Sylvester Turner in the race for Houston mayor, saying he's right for Houston's future.

Officials warn Black Friday shoppers to beware of fake deals

With Black Friday quickly approaching, consumers should take heed: If a deal is too good to be true, it more than likely is.

Arrests made, victims rescued in large human trafficking ring bust

Four people are behind bars after a human trafficking crackdown that was months in the making.


AP sources: Obama administration nixes Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration has rejected Canadian energy giant TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Woman, 66, airlifted to hospital after attack by dog in Rosharon

A 66-year-old woman was airlifted to the hospital Friday morning after being attacked by a dog in Rosharon.

Lone Star Rally attendees say rain threat won't stop party

The Lone Star Rally is expected to see 500,000 people in Galveston this weekend, and enthusiasts said the rain won't stop them.

NWS: 11 tornadoes touched down in SE Texas on Halloween

The National Weather Service has upped the number of tornado touchdowns that occurred in Southeast Texas on Halloween.

Person hit, killed by train in southwest Houston, police say

Police were called to area of the 5100 block of Newcastle at Westpark for reports of a person hit by a train.

Car fire closes lanes along I-45 north

Emergency crews are on the scene of a car fire on I-45 north at Scott Street.

Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured on first night of Lone Star Rally

A Seabrook man was killed and his wife was critically injured when their motorcycle crashed into a tractor trailer in Galveston Thursday night.  The couple was in town attending the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally.

One of Texas' 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders arrested in Humble

One of the 10 most wanted sex offenders in Texas is back behind bars.

Store clerk pistol-whipped, robbed in Conroe; juvenile in custody

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the culprits who robbed and pistol-whipped a convenience store clerk in Conroe.

Video shows burglars breaking into home; owner says $90K in property stolen

A home burglary was caught on camera in northwest Houston.

HPD: Tips lead to arrest of man seen smoking cigarette during robbery

A college student was robbed at gunpoint on his own doorstep, and the armed thief is still on the streets.

Father shot, killed in front of family during attempted robbery in SW Houston

Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a father during an attempted robbery in southwest Houston early Friday.

Supreme Court to review religious nonprofits' exemption from health law contraceptive mandate

The Supreme Court is to review religious nonprofits' exemption from a health law contraceptive mandate.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Big rig loses axle on Highway 59 southbound at I-45

Two main lanes and one shoulder lane have been shut down on the Eastex Freeway southbound at I-45 after an 18-wheeler lost its rear axle.

Woman arrested after leading police on high-speed chase across Houston

Houston police have arrested a woman accused of leading them on a high-speed chase across several highways early Thursday morning.

Homeowner struck by ammunition when fire breaks out at northeast Houston home

A homeowner was shot by his own bullets when a fire broke out at his northeast Houston home.


Walt Disney Cruises sail back into Galveston

Walt Disney Cruises sail back into Galveston Friday after a two-year hiatus.

Padres ballpark transformed into golf course

Baseball season is over and the people at San Diego's Petco Park have found a new way to get people in the ballpark.

US adds more-than-expected 271,000 jobs in October

U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs, the most since December. The unemployment rate dipped to a fresh seven-year low of 5 percent.

Top 10 toys for preschoolers

For a lot of parents, one of the biggest dilemmas around the holidays is what to get the kids for Christmas. The results are in for the top 10 gifts preschoolers want to see under the tree

Investigation begins into inmate death in Fort Bend County Jail cell

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking into a recent in custody death of an inmate. Investigators are calling the death an apparent suicide.

DA: New program to forgive 1st-time offenders caught with small amount of pot

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says a new program will offer forgiveness for first time offenders caught with two ounces or less of marijuana.

Walmart in Livingston to reopen this week

The Walmart in Livingston, Polk County, is scheduled to reopen Friday.

Restaurant Report Card: Inspectors find roach droppings

Several popular restaurants were trying to clean up their acts this week.

Nurse shot by cancer patient recovering in hospital

A local nurse remains in critical condition at the hospital after being shot in the head by a patient.

Woman arrested after reporting animal abuse wants answers

A story involving a dog known as the "porch pooch" has gone viral and continues to have legs.

Man run down on bike after ongoing argument in northeast Houston

A man is recovering after he was run down while riding his bike after an ongoing argument with another man in northeast Houston.

Toddler accidentally hit by mother with vehicle dies in hospital

A 2-year-old girl hit by her mother, who was backing out of a driveway, died in a Katy hospital, the sheriff says.

Man killed in head-on wreck on Highway 90 at Rude Road in Rosenberg

A man was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 90 at Rude Road in Rosenberg.

Channel 2 Investigates: Inside controversial Church of Wells

When members of a small evangelical congregation were arrested after disrupting services at Lakewood Church in June, it was the first time many in the Houston area heard of the Church of Wells.

Klein ISD investigating bullying claims at elementary school

A mother is filing a formal complaint with Klein Independent School District after her son said other students bullied him on a school bus and the driver did nothing about it.

Local terminal cancer patient's dying 'Star Wars' wish comes true

A terminally ill cancer patient's dying wish to see the new "Star Wars" film went viral weeks ago and has now come true.

Caught on camera: Burglar breaks into mechanic shop, steals TV

A burglar broke into a mechanic shop and stole a flat screen television, and the entire crime was caught on camera.

Local terminal cancer patient's dying Star Wars wish goes viral

A terminally ill cancer patient has been a "Star Wars" fan from the time he was 8 or 9 years old and now his dying wish to see the new installment is going viral.

Defense in Goforth murder case wants psych evaluation for accused killer

Three more filings were submitted Wednesday in the case of a man charged with capital murder in the killing of Deputy Darren Goforth.

'Moo-stery' solved: Cow statue stolen from Children's Museum recovered

There were two cow statues behind the museum. One was stolen overnight. But it was found Thursday afternoon in downtown Houston.

Overturned dump truck shuts down 610 East Loop southbound ramp to Highway 225

An overturned dump truck has shut down the 610 East Loop southbound ramp to Highway 225.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Two men grab cases of beer from store and run

La Porte police are looking for two men accused of stealing beer from a convenience store.

Police release sketch of man accused in HCSO detention officer shooting

Police released Thursday a sketch of the person accused of shooting a detention officer.

Nurse shot by cancer patient recovering in hospital

A cancer patient, who neighbors said had just learned his disease was terminal, shot and killed his wife, and wounded his caregiver and his son, before killing himself at a home in northwest Harris County.

Ozzy Osbourne to apologize for urinating on The Alamo

Ozzy Osbourne is expected to be in San Antonio Thursday to apologize for urinating on The Alamo.

Woman, 20, found dead at southwest Houston high rise

Homicide detectives are investigating after a 20-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment at a southwest Houston high rise Wednesday night.

NASA: Solar wind stripped away Mars atmosphere

NASA announced on Thursday several major scientific findings by its MAVEN spacecraft that reveal significant details on the fate of the Martian atmosphere.

FBI: Man threatens to blow up bank for money

The FBI is looking for a man who they say robbed a bank in east Houston and threatened to blow it up.

Posting negative reviews can get you in trouble and cost you thousands

It's how we share our experiences by posting reviews online, on websites like Yelp and Ripoff Report dot com.

Woman dies after falling from truck in southwest Houston

Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a truck in southwest Houston early Thursday.

Woman found dead in ditch; suspect arrested 10 months later

A woman was found dead in a ditch almost 10 months ago. Police now believe they've found her killer.

Convicted killer in Houston murder sentenced 30 years later

After nearly 30 years, a convicted killer got his sentence Wednesday and a Houston family got closure.

Man sentenced to 33 years for 1986 Houston-area slaying

A former Houston-area man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for a 1986 slaying at his home over an unpaid debt.

College student robbed at gunpoint

A college student was robbed at gunpoint on his own doorstep, and the armed thief is still on the streets.

Valet parking attendants crash cars in Houston

Valet parking in Houston: If you are going out to dinner, it's almost impossible to avoid and it's going to cost you a few bucks.

Man dead, woman injured in shooting outside apartment complex in SW Houston

A man was killed and a woman was critically injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

Hotel guest robbed, shot inside hotel room in northwest Harris County

A man was shot Wednesday night during a robbery inside his hotel room in northwest Harris County.

Kraft Heinz to shut down plants, and other business news

Kraft Heinz is shutting down seven plants as part of a major restructuring.

French department store starts holidays with 'Star Wars' show

"Star Wars" merchandise is filling up store shelves across the country, but the craze has also spread to France.

Child suspended for imaginary bow and arrow

A 6-year-old boy is back in class after he was suspended for pretending to shoot an imaginary bow and arrow.

Man arrested with fake driver's licenses near Spring

A driver was found in possession of several fake driver's licenses during a traffic stop, deputies say. 

HPD officer shoots, kills man during traffic stop in southeast Houston

Police are investigating after an officer shot and killed a man during a traffic stop in southeast Houston early Wednesday.

Girl kidnapped while chasing chicken in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who reportedly abducted a girl in the 16000 block of Holly Lane South Tuesday evening.

Five men on the run after store robbery in northeast Houston

Five men are on the run after a violent robbery at a convenience store in northeast Houston.

Houston makes TxDOT's Texas most congested road list

The Texas Department of Transportation has released a list of the most congested roads in Texas and there are several Houston roadways are on it.

Crackdown on drivers passing school buses

The problem of cars and trucks speeding past stopped school buses is so bad in Crosby that Harris County sheriff's deputies and Precinct 3 deputy constables have created a task force to curb the problem.

NASA, Houston Airport System to announce spaceport partnership

NASA will officially partner with the Houston Airport System for the city's upcoming spaceport installation.

HERO: What's next?

Politicians and event organizers weighed in the day after the controversial Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was defeated in a referendum.

Medical delivery truck carjacked, robbed

Harris County sheriff's deputies are searching for three men they say carjacked a medical delivery van Wednesday morning.

NCAA says HERO defeat may impact future Final Four events in Houston

The NCAA says the defeat of the equal rights ordinance will not impact the 2016 Final Four event in Houston, but may prevent future games from being held in the city.

Houston Prop 1 HERO fails to win approval

The ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston has failed to win approval from voters.

2 women arrested in prostitution bust at massage parlor in NE Harris County

Two women were arrested after a prostitution bust at a massage parlor in northeast Harris County.

Website finds lowest-priced prescriptions

To find out just how wildly prescription drug prices can vary in the Houston area, Channel 2 Investigates decided to compare prices for popular drugs at different pharmacies.

Better sex life if husbands do their chores?

A new study may nudge husbands to help out around the house more.

Man found dead inside Fort Bend County jail cell

An investigation is underway after a man in custody at the Fort Bend County jail was found dead inside his cell.

Copper thieves caught on video

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department are trying to catch three copper thieves.

NFL: HERO defeat won't affect 2017 Super Bowl in Houston

The National Football League is responding the day after an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston failed to win approval from voters.

More charges filed against man accused of driving with pregnant ex on hood

A man is facing new charges after police say he nearly ran over his ex-girlfriend last month on the Gulf Freeway.

Hidden dangers in your makeup bags

By not cleaning makeup brushes, using products past the expiration date and leaving antioxidants in warm environments, we could be infecting our own skin with every application!

TRAFFIC ALERT: Vehicle fire closes lanes on I- 10 east

Two main lanes are closed on Katy Freeway after a vehicle catches fire.

Open Carry law panel hosted by Houston police Wednesday night

Houstonians will get the chance to learn more about the state's new open carry law on Wednesday night.

Lone Star Rally returns to Galveston

The largest four-day motorcycle rally in North America is returning to Galveston from Thursday through Sunday for its 14th year in a row.

Authorities: Illinois cop 'carefully staged suicide,' committed crimes

Authorities say an Illinois police officer whose fatal shooting this summer led to a large manhunt carefully staged his own death after committing criminal acts.


Honda drops Takata over deadly airbags and other business news

Honda is dropping Takata as its supplier of airbags.

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Study finds people's happiness increased after giving up Facebook

Nearly 1,300 people in Denmark gave up Facebook for one week as part of a unique social media experiment.

Man saves neighbor from burning home in northeast Houston

A man is being hailed a hero after pulling his neighbor from a burning home in northeast Houston.

Houston mayoral race: Turner, King in runoff

State Rep. Sylvester Turner and former Kemah mayor Bill King are leading the Houston mayoral race by a wide margin and appear to be headed toward a runoff election.

Teen girl sexually assaulted inside CVS

The city of Southside Place police is investigating the sexual assault of a juvenile inside a CVS on Bellaire Boulevard near Stella Link Road.

Fort Bend ISD student accused of having loaded gun in school

A Fort Bend ISD student was arrested Tuesday after officials said he had a loaded handgun in his jacket.

Complete Election Results

Get results to all of the Tuesday's races.

Houston City Controller race

Seven candidates are facing off in the race for the city of Houston Controller.

Decision 2015: Election Night Webcast

KPRC 2 and brought you a live Election Night webcast to cover the races and results of Decision 2015.

Voters OK all 7 Texas constitutional amendments

Voters statewide have easily approved all seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

CHAT RECAP: Your Election Day questions answered

Read the recaps of our two web chats Tuesday in which your voting questions were answered.

Arrest made in Halloween hit-and-run in Pasadena

A man is facing multiple charges after injuring a mother and her 4-year-old child while they were trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Man wearing latex gloves stabbed teen to death in shower, deputies say

New details have been released in the brutal stabbing death of a teen in west Harris County.

EPA takes action against Houston waste factory

In a rare move, the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a west Houston plant that handles human waste to cease operations.

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La Porte ISD school reopens following devastating storms

Jennie Reid Elementary School will reopen Wednesday after strong weekend storms damaged parts of the building. Buses will run on a regular schedule.

Man found dead outside pickup truck

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found dead in a street beside his pickup truck Tuesday.

Deer Park ISD substitute teacher accused of sexting student

A Deer Park Independent School District substitute teacher has been arrested, accused of sending and receiving sexual texts with a student.

Man hospitalized after road-rage shooting in north Harris County

A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after being shot during a road rage incident in north Harris County.

Three hospitalized after car crashes into Bryan bakery

Three people were taken to a hospital after a car came crashing through a bakery in Bryan on Tuesday.

28 undocumented immigrants arrested in Rosenberg

Twenty-eight undocumented immigrants, including two 16-year-old boys are being detained in a Houston-area U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility after being pulled over inside a horse trailer that was being pulled by a pickup truck in Rosenberg.

Kansas man, 44, gets prison, had sex with girl on cruise

A Kansas man must serve 15 years in federal prison for flying an Ohio girl to Texas, taking her on a spring break cruise and having sex with her.

As Seen on TV: The Magic Tap

No more crying over spilled milk! That's because there's a new way to pour yourself a cold drink!  But does it really keep the milk in the cup?

Jonathan Sanchez found guilty of capital murder in triple homicide

The man who investigators say opened fire at a northwest Harris County apartment in 2013, killing three people and critically injuring two others, has been found guilty of capital murder.

Plane lands on highway by high school in northwest Arkansas

A small plane has made an emergency landing near a high school in northwestern Arkansas. Police said one of the three people aboard suffered a minor injury.

Voters report problems at polling locations, frustrated with long lines

People across the Houston area are heading to the polls to decide several key issues and pick Houston's next mayor.  Some voters, however, have already reported problems at some polling locations.

Police await autopsy results after dog walker finds skeletal remains along White Oak Bayou

A man walking his dog makes a gruesome discovery along White Oak Bayou.

4 men arrested, accused of burglarizing car at day care

Four men are behind bars, accused of burglarizing a woman's car at a day care in Rosenberg.

US govt to fine Takata Corp. $70 million

US govt to fine Takata Corp. $70 million

Georgia woman believes late son shows up on her wedding day

For a lot of women, their wedding day is one of the biggest days of their lives. For one Georgia woman, it was a day she wasn’t willing to have without her oldest son, who lost his fight with leukemia six months earlier. 

HPD: Driver killed after running stop sign, crashing in west Houston

A speeding driver was killed early Tuesday after crashing his vehicle in west Houston, according to Houston police.

Deputy says he was disrespected at McDonald's in Katy

A sergeant with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is speaking out after a recent experience at a McDonald's.

Krispy Kreme makes sweet return to Houston

Doughnut lovers camped outside Krispy Kreme overnight, excited about the return of the franchise to the Houston area.  It has been nine years since the company closed its local shops and pastry lovers have been anxiously awaiting its return ever since.

Very tall dog could end up in record books

A lot of people have a dog they think is special, but one family could soon have official proof.

Study finds teenagers spend 9 hours a day using media

A new study finds teenagers spend a shocking amount of time using media and technology on a daily basis.

Abused dog receives prosthetic leg

Noah, a dog rescued from abuse inside a Houston home, is finally able to walk on all four paws again.

Houstonians make final campaign for, against HERO

Proposition 1, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, once again took center stage Monday as those for and against it are trying to reach as many voters as possible.

Local disaster declaration in Liberty County after severe flooding

Liberty County officials declared a local disaster declaration after residents received 16 inches of rain in some areas. Some people used boats to get to their homes and others, have nothing left.

How to fight back if overcharged on toll roads

The Harris County Toll Road Authority has refunded a man more than $100 worth of toll road overcharges after road sensors docked him for more axels than he actually had.

Church of Lucifer vandalized a second time

For the second time in less than a week, the newly-opened Church of Lucifer in Old Town Spring has been vandalized.

Blue Bell expands ice cream distribution in Texas, Oklahoma

Blue Bell has expanded its ice cream distribution to more Texas and Oklahoma markets as it works to put its listeria contamination crisis behind it.

Friendswood police increase patrols after storm damage

The Friendswood Police Department sent out a warning to after the weekend storms.

Part of I-45 south closed until Tuesday morning

Parts of Interstate 45 will be closed until Tuesday morning, according to the Texas Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Public housing for the wealthy?

A federal audit by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department’s Office of Inspector General says thousands of families in the country, including Houston, are living in public housing even though they make well over the minimum amount allowable at move in.

Man stabbed to death for taking last piece of chicken, police say

A man is facing charges for fatally stabbing another man after he took the last piece of chicken during a late-night meal last week.

13 arrested in prostitution sting in Texas City

Thirteen people were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting Thursday and Friday in Texas City, according to the Texas City Police Department.

East Houston residents cleaning up after weekend flooding

Residents in an east Houston subdivision are still picking up the pieces left behind after strong winds blew through over the weekend.

Attorneys for man accused of killing deputy meet with judge to discuss evidence

Attorneys met with a judge Monday to discuss evidence in the case against a man accused of shooting and killing a Harris County deputy at a gas station and convenience store in northwest Harris County. Shannon Miles is charged with murder in the shooting death of Deputy Darren Goforth on Aug. 28.

Man found shot to death after SUV crashes in ditch

A man was found shot to death after he crashed his SUV into a ditch in southeast Houston.

HPD: Man fatally shot at N. Houston apartment complex

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened in north Houston on Saturday.

Crash on Highway 288 closes two lanes

A crash involving three vehicles has closed two northbound lanes and the shoulder on Highway 288 at Elgin.

144 marijuana bundles in van seized

A 44-year-old woman from Mexico has been taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection officers as she tried to cross the border at Presidio in West Texas in a van filled with 144 bundles of marijuana.

Bryan police looking for man who fled from machete fight

Bryan police are looking for one of two men who got into a fight outside a bar and battled each other armed with machetes.

H-E-B to give employees ownership shares

H-E-B employees are getting a stake in the ownership of the San Antonio-based supermarket chain.

Woman robbed, run over with a Mercedes, police say

HPD is investigating a robbery and hit-and-run after a woman was run over with a Mercedes after her purse was stolen.

Storm forces school closures; clean up continues

Massive storms packed high winds and torrential rain, wrecking people’s homes and crushing buildings into nothing but rubble. It happened this weekend in La Porte, Pasadena and Friendswood.

Texas DPS increases reward for information on wanted fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety is increasing the reward for a man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

HCSO detention officer shot during attempted car burglary

A Harris County Sheriff Office detention officer was shot multiple times Sunday night during an attempted car burglary in North Harris County.

Grandson kills grandfather during family fight, police say

A Liberty County man is accused of stabbing his grandfather to death during a family fight.

2 HISD students injured in school bus crash in downtown Houston

Two students were injured Monday morning in a school bus crash in downtown Houston, Houston Independent School District officials confirm.

Faith leaders urge voter support of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Houston-area faith leaders are holding a news conference on Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance.  The leaders want to encourage voters to vote "YES" on Proposition 1.  Watch the livestream, beginning at 10:30 a.m., on

While husband hunts for help, woman dies in apparent weather-related drowning

Houston police are investigating the death of a woman found just after 11 Saturday morning in the 1900 block of Briar Grove.

How do you feel about Houston toll roads?

Viewers respond differently when asked to describe toll roads in the Houston area.

Caught on Camera: Uber driver attacked, pummeled by passenger

A disturbing incident was caught on camera when an Uber driver was attacked by his own passenger in Newport Beach, California.

Man sentenced to life for sexual assault of 4- and 5-year-olds

Montgomery County man found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child was sentenced to life in prison.

Sprint plans to cut $2.5 billion in costs and other business news

Sprint is aiming to save $2.5 billion in 2016, which means cutbacks on employee perks and possible job cuts.

Top complaints about consumer-related scams

Every day here at Channel 2, we get hundreds of emails and phone calls from many people asking about consumer-related topics, from credit card scams to phishing scams.

Space station: 15 years of life in space

Continuous human habitation in space began 15 years ago, when three people stepped onto an orbiting laboratory that space agencies see as a springboard to Mars.

London's Oxford Christmas lights switched on earlier than ever

Halloween is over and now we can all look forward to Thanksgiving.