Breaking News: Man hospitalized after officers open fire

A man was rushed to the hospital after investigators say two officers opened fire on him on Houston's southside.

Temperatures continue to drop Tuesday morning

A cold front brings cool, dry air to the Houston area

Poisoned doctor's recordings played at ex-lover's trial

Jurors in the trial of a woman accused of poisoning a doctor are hearing a recording the alleged victim, Dr. George Blumenschein, made of his former lover, Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Angulo.

HPD: Toddler hospitalized, man arrested at SW Houston home

A bizarre, multibladed weapon may have contributed to the serious injuries suffered by a southwest Houston toddler Monday.

Pot draws homeless Texans to Colorado

Colorado is seeing a significant increase in the number of homeless people arriving from Texas and the head of two homeless shelters say a big reason for the increase is homeless people wanting to smoke pot.

Ice-skating rink closure upsets members, parents

Space City Ice Station near Clear Lake has been home to several youth, high school and adult hockey teams and hundreds of figure skaters.

Many upset over revealing sculptures at park

There are nine bronze sculptures on display at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. The exhibit is called "Wings of the City," on display from the beginning of September until the end of February.

Arrest video prompts investigation

The Harris County Sheriff's Office launched an internal affairs investigation after cellphone video surfaced and showed a deputy delivering a kick to a man lying on the ground.

Man arrested, charged in fatal shooting in Kingwood

An 18-year-old is in custody after allegedly firing the shots that killed a man.

ATF seeks man convicted of drug charges

Matthew Nelson skipped out on his trial, but was convicted to 63 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Deputies: Mom, son injured after stabbing each other in argument

A mother and son were taken to the hospital via LifeFlight after stabbing each other in west Harris County, according to deputies.

IRS warns of fraudulent scam by phone

The Internal Revenue Service is warning people about an old scam that seems to be picking up steam again.

Man arrested for allegedly beating, robbing man at gunpoint

A man is charged in connection to the assault and robbery of a man at an apartment complex in northwest Houston.

High school trainer, coach accused of inappropriate texting with students

There is outrage from parents at a local high school who are just now learning that an athletic trainer and a softball coach are both under investigation for allegedly having inappropriate communications with students.

Harris County man charged with intoxication manslaughter

A Harris County man suspected of drunken driving is facing chargers for killing another driver.

Child nearly drowns in backyard pool

A child who nearly drowned in a backyard pool in the Sheldon area is responsive and breathing, according to deputies.

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 14, arrested

A man accused of sexually assaulting an Aldine ISD student last year has been arrested.

Four suspects wanted for burglarizing gun store

Four suspects are wanted for stealing several rifles and pistols from a gun store in Fort Bend County.

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says over the next three to four years the company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas on the first commercial orbital spaceport.

Perry asks to miss court date, cites overseas trip

Attorneys for indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked Monday that the Republican be allowed to skip his next court appearance because he'll be out the country — and that he not be forced to attend subsequent pretrial hearings where no evidence is presented.

Mayor Parker helps launch Mayors National Climate Action Agenda

Houston Mayor Annise Parker along with the mayors of Los Angeles and Philadelphia are launching the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda.

Cold front expected Monday evening

Get ready for another cold front to slide through Houston Monday night.

Houston man sentenced for role in tax fraud scheme

A Houston man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to file more than 250 fraudulent tax returns that claimed nearly $1.3 million in refunds.

Two new shoe stores coming to Katy Mills Mall

There are some exciting developments for shoe lovers in the Katy area.

City of South Houston police seeks armed robber

Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Domino's Pizza at gunpoint.

Fate of Texas' tough voter ID law in judge's hands

The fate of Texas' tough voter ID law moved into the hands of a federal judge Monday, following a trial that the U.S. Justice Department said exposed another chapter in the state's troubling history of discrimination in elections.

Warrant issued after heir accused of urinating on Houston candy rack misses NYC court date

An arrest warrant for a real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago has been issued after he failed to show up for a court appearance.

Harris County convicted murderer who escaped Amarillo prison captured

A convicted killer from Harris County who climbed a fence and escaped early Monday from a prison in Amarillo has been captured, state corrections officials said.

Mother charged with endangering a child

Intoxicated mother found with 5-year old son while allegedly drinking behind gas station.

HCSO looking for men who robbed cash advance store

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who robbed a cash advance store.

Fatal shooting under investigation by HPD

The Houston Police Department is looking into the death of a 38-year-old man in central southwest Houston.

Free Wi-Fi now available at Houston airports

Free Wi-Fi service is now being offered at both Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports.

Man found dead in middle of east Houston street

Police are trying to figure out how a man ended up dead in the middle of a street in east Houston.

Driver slams into back of Aldine ISD school bus

A driver is recovering at a hospital after police say he crashed into the back of a school bus in north Houston.

Man accused of fatally shooting his wife

Police say Melesio Rocha admitted to firing the shot that killed his wife.

HPD: Man stabs roommate to death during argument

A man is charged with murder after police say he stabbed his roommate to death during a heated argument inside a southwest Houston apartment.

HPD: Man shoots, kills brother during argument

A man is in custody after police say he shot and killed his brother inside their mother's home.

One dead after car hits tree, splits in half

Harris County Precinct 4 deputies were investigating a deadly car accident Monday morning.  Authorities say one person died after the driver lost control and slammed into a tree at a high rate of speed.

Police search for driver after car smashes into METRO bus stop

Police are searching for a driver Monday morning, after discovering a car wreck at a METRO bus stop in southwest Houston.

Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs clinic law

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide.

How to sell your old smartphone for cash

The iPhone 6 is officially here. Thousands of Houstonians lined up in the rain to get one Friday. That means a lot of older phones are sitting around gathering dust, but there are ways to quickly turn that old smartphone into cash.

Family, friends gather to remember murdered student

Family and friends gathered to remember 14-year-old Jose Luis Meraz Sunday, saying they are still shocked by the news of his death.

White House asked to intervene in S. Texas water dispute

Persistent drought has kept South Texas farmers and community leaders in an uproar for years over shortfalls in the delivery of water to the Rio Grande from Mexico's tributaries. Now, they're asking for congressional help in getting the White House to intervene in the dispute.

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

Perry: Texas adequately funded schools on my watch

Republican Gov. Rick Perry says Texas adequately funded public schools on his watch and still believes in offering in-state tuition rates to students who are living in the country without legal permission.

Ex-stepson: White House intruder meant no harm

The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House says the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could have brought with him if he meant any harm.

Gunman on the run after attempted robbery, shooting

A crook is on the run after shooting the man he was trying to rob.

Crews search for cause of 2-alarm apartment fire

Arson investigators are searching for the cause of a two-alarm apartment fire in southeast Houston.

Pistol-packing pastor catches thief in the act

Baytown police arrested a woman they call a habitual thief after a pistol-packing pastor finally caught her in the act.

Texas man arrested after intruding on White House property

An intruder made it through the front door of the White House after scaling the mansion's fence before Secret Service agents apprehended him. The first family was not in the residence.

Second man arrested trying to enter White House

A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home.

Anahuac man charged after allegedly shooting another man

Lonnie Robertson, 58, is in custody on second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Castro: Hispanics key to US housing sector future

The nation's housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America's residential real estate market and predicts that a major overhaul of federal immigration laws would create a further boon to home sales across the country.

Undercover drug bust at Club Kryptonite

A five-month undercover operation leads to a major drug bust at Club Kryptonite in downtown Houston.

Meat store manager shoots attempted robber

An alleged robber was able to get away after he was shot by a store manager Saturday.

Fight on HISD campus caught on camera

A school fight caught on cellphone video and now broadcast across the internet via Facebook has prompted a response from the Houston Independent School District.

Another round of storms brings rain, flooding to Houston area

Several inches of rain fell over the Houston area Friday, flooding low-lying roads and roads with poor drainage. The rain also caused extensive ponding on highways and streets areawide.

Candidates declare victory in first gubernatorial debate

Questions during the first gubernatorial debate ranged from border security, to capital punishment, to economic development and trade with Mexico. However, the biggest point of contention came when state Sen. Wendy Davis sparred with Attorney General Greg Abbott over funding education.

Generous strangers save couple's wedding

A couple down on their luck turns to Craigslist looking to sell what they could to raise money for their wedding day. A stranger who saw their ad met the couple with a gift and that's not where the story ends.

More than 700 infants exposed to TB at El Paso hospital

More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

Humble, Kingwood areas battle high water

The northeast side, including Humble, Kingwood and porter were not immune to high water Friday.

Poisoned doctor takes the stand at ex-lover's trial

In a trial that has gained national attention, the ex-lover of a Houston doctor, accused of poisoning him by spiking his coffee with antifreeze, testified against her at her trial.

Mystery surrounds death of Aldine ISD student

Investigators are trying to piece together the events that led to the murder of a middle school student in the Aldine Independent School District.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, slime and dead mice

Inspectors found roach infestations, off-temperature food and slime at various restaurants around Houston.

San Antonio man accused of targeting children in Houston area

A San Antonio man was arrested Monday accused of sending child pornography to an undercover investigator in Conroe.

Release of new iPhone puts HPD on alert

Shoppers are eager to buy more Apple products as the Houston Police Department increases security efforts.

Abbott, Davis face off in Texas gubernatorial debate

For the first time since 1998, the Republican and Democratic nominees for Texas governor will debate their positions in a South Texas setting.

The time James Harden failed so hard, he actually won

James Harden has amazing basketball skills, but his dancing? Not so much.

Freebie Friday: Music, football and cooking

The weather might keep you home this weekend, but money is no excuse.

Couple rescued from bathroom, postal worker stranded in Cullen Park flood

Heavy rainfall caused Mayde Creek to overflow Friday, keeping emergency crews busy helping stranded motorists and trapped people.

6 accused of burglarizing multiple vehicles in organized crime case

Three men have been arrested, but authorities are searching for three more, accused of burglarizing numerous vehicles, then selling stolen merchandise for cash.

Surveillance photos released of ‘Longhorn Bank Bandit’

The FBI is asking for the public’s help to catch the “Longhorn bank bandit,” a man who allegedly robbed a J.P. Morgan Bank branch while sporting a Texas Longhorn baseball cap. The robbery happened at a suburban branch located at 12350 West FM 1960 Road on Wednesday.

HPD officers' misconduct leads to ticket dismissals

Houston's police chief says hundreds of drivers ticketed for traffic violations could be getting the tickets dismissed because the officers whose names are on the citations may not have been present when the violation occurred.

Road closures this weekend along I-45 N from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing

Total closure of I-45 N northbound frontage road from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing will now be nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21.

Suspect arrested after leading police on chase in stolen U-Haul truck

A suspected thief faces felony charges after leading police on a chase in northwest Harris County.

Plane slides off runway at regional airport in Conroe

We're told the plane was coming from Nashville and was making a landing earlier Friday morning when it started to slide on touchdown.

Fatal 18-wheeler accident stalls traffic on I-10 East at Sjolander

All main lanes of I-10 East at Sjolander were temporarily shut down Friday due to a fatal traffic accident.

Excitement builds over Alibaba's initial public offering

All eyes will be on a Chinese e-commerce company Friday because of the overwhelming demand for its initial public offering.

Fire rips through southwest Houston home

The Missouri City fire marshal is investigating a blaze that destroyed the second floor of a home in southwest Houston.

Rescue crews search for survivors after car crashes into Sims Bayou

Rescue crews combed the Sims Bayou for survivors after witnesses said a car crashed into it Thursday night.

Classes at Willowridge High School canceled due to power outage

There will be no classes at Willowridge High School Friday because of a power outage, Fort Bend ISD confirms.

METRORail loses power in Museum District

Extra buses had to be brought in Friday morning after part of the METRO light rail system lost power.

Man shot twice while sitting in stolen pickup truck

A man was recovering in Ben Taub Hospital Friday morning after police said he was shot twice while sitting in a stolen pickup truck.

What's in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

It is not even officially fall, but for coffee shops pumpkin spice latte season is already in full swing.

Water plant floods, pushes sewage to overflow

Cambridge Street near the Texas Medical Center is in the process of reopening after a flooded water treatment plant pushed sewage water onto the roadway.

Woman claims she found maggots in restaurant soup

A Houston-area woman says she made a disturbing and dangerous discovery in her takeout dinner from a local restaurant. Brooklyn Weathers said she found maggots in her soup, and she has the video for proof.

Houston police investigate death of Aldine ISD student

Houston police have launched an investigation into the death of an Aldine ISD student. The student, who attends Stovall Middle School, died off campus.

Customers camp out at Houston Apple Store to get new iPhone 6

The line around the Apple Store in Highland Village on Wednesday grew just as fast as the anticipation for the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Armed men storm IHOP near Memorial Park, rob customer at gunpoint

Police began searching for two men after an armed robbery at an IHOP near Memorial Park.

Heavy rain pounds Houston area, causes street flooding

Most of the Houston area is under a Flash Flood Watch until 7 a.m. Friday, but officials said bayous and bank water levels have started falling.

Lion statues stolen from Cypress-area subdivision

Two bronze lion statues that once greeted families as they went in and out of a northwest Harris County subdivision were stolen and authorities are looking for the crooks.

Couple saves man, son found on side of freeway

A north Harris County couple says a regular day of running errands turned into a life-saving mission Tuesday when they spotted a small child on the feeder road near I-45 north and FM 1960.

Release of confidential Adrian Peterson report investigated

The Houston police chief has launched an internal investigation into the release of a confidential police report on the Adrian Peterson child abuse case.

HISD to move forward with demolition of Wheatley High School

The Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve a settlement that will allow Houston ISD to build a new school on the site of the original Wheatley High School in Fifth Ward.

Groundbreaking for new Houston urban farm

A new urban garden project kicked off Thursday in Houston's east end.

Toxicologists testify in trial of doctor accused of poisoning lover

Two toxicologists took the stand Thursday about the poison prosecutors say a doctor put in her ex-lover's coffee.

Memorial Park makeover in the works

A makeover for Memorial Park to last for future generations is in the works. The experts behind the plans showed off their conceptual renderings Thursday morning.

New outlet mall coming to Rosenberg

The 400,000-square-foot shopping center will be built along I-69 and Spacek Road.

Construction of two new METRORail lines delayed

The lines were supposed to open in December, but now that's not going to happen.

Rosenberg PD: 2 caught trying to sell items stolen from church

Two men were arrested Thursday for attempting to sell property stolen from a church, according to Rosenberg police.

HPD: Boy beaten with cord until mom, boyfriend agreed he ‘had enough’

A man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son and the boy’s mother is in trouble for failing to protect him, according to Houston police.

Moody Gardens unveils new Ice Land attraction

Moody Gardens and Nickelodeon have teamed up to create a holiday ice sculpture attraction called Ice Land.

Nigerian woman who owned business in Houston pleads guilty to fraud

A Nigerian woman charged in a nearly $10 million Medicare billing scam in Texas has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Stabbing injures student, Bastrop school evacuated

Authorities say a student has been hospitalized after being stabbed during a fight at his Texas high school that prompted officials to evacuate the building.

Suspected car burglars in custody after victim chases them down

A pair of suspected car burglars are in custody, thanks to the quick actions of the vehicle's owner.

Suspects smash truck into convenience store, leave empty-handed

Police are searching for the culprits who smashed their way through an Exxon Connect convenience store in southwest Houston.

Firefighters battle apartment fire in north Harris County

Firefighters were called out to an apartment fire in north Harris County early Thursday morning.

Appeals court overturns state 'improper photo' ban

Texas' top criminal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a large part of the state law banning the taking of photos or videos in public without the consent of the subject for the purpose of sexual gratification.

Chain-reaction crash sends drivers into rain-swollen ditch near George Bush Park

The Jaws of Life had to be used to free a person trapped inside a car after a chain-reaction crash near George Bush Park Thursday morning.

4 Mexican fishermen rescued when boat sinks in Gulf of Mexico

Four fisherman from Mexico have been rescued after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 22 miles from South Padre Island.

Texas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding

Searchers are trying to find a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who has been missing since she reported her patrol vehicle was swamped during storm-related flooding.

Flood Watch remains in effect for Houston area until 7pm Thursday

The Houston area is under a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. Thursday.  The majority of the rain is expected to fall in the late morning and early afternoon.

Undercover drug bust ends in police chase

Two men are in custody after an undercover drug bust turned into a police chase in Southwest Houston.

2 men shot during home invasion

Two men were shot during a violent home invasion in north Houston.

Adrian Peterson's mother defends son

Since the moment Adrian Peterson was publicly accused of beating his 4-year-old son with a switch, the star running back has insisted he was merely doling out discipline.

Special wheelchair designed for Houston teen

What was a desperate hope for years is finally reality and Pedro Mendez has it right in his very hands.

Lamar ISD to review practices after girls put on wrong bus

Parents held a meeting Wednesday night to discuss safety issues after two second-grade girls were put on the wrong bus and wound up a mile from their usual stop.

Will wearable technology change health care?

Fitness trackers have been a popular accessory for runners and athletes for a few years now.

EquuSearch: Missing Iraq War veteran found at hospital

A Texas search and rescue organization says they found a missing U.S. Army veteran Wednesday afternoon. 

Sugar Land to install dozens of new crime prevention cameras

The city of Sugar Land is set to install dozens of new cameras to help prevent crime, but some residents think the cameras are an invasion of privacy.

PD: Cleveland ISD students hospitalized, suspected of ingesting Kush, pills

Several Cleveland ISD students believed to be under the influence of drugs were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning, school officials said.

Texas executes woman for starvation & torture death of boy

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago has been executed.

Watchdog: Texas lottery not rewarding some scratch-off ticket winners

Some Texans say they were confused about why their lottery scratch-offs were not winning tickets, according to a lottery watchdog group. 

Houston Texans J.J. Watt featured in Maxim magazine

Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt is receiving a high-profile spot in a well-known magazine.

Man sought for stealing designer eyeglass frames

Fort Bend County deputies are asking the public to keep an out for an eyeglass thief.

Patti LaBelle says former cadet shouted racial slur, made first move

R&B singer Patti LaBelle took the stand Wednesday in a civil suit filed against her by a former West Point cadet, saying 'I've been doing this 52 years and I’ve heard all kinds of things.'

Officer shoots suspect while serving search warrant

A suspect was airlifted to the hospital after being shot by a police officer in the Sugar Land area, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

Thieves smash into Sunny Food Mart, leave truck behind

We're getting our first look at surveillance video showing a group of crooks smashing into a Meyerland-area convenience store.

New details in trial of doctor accused of poisoning her lover

A real-life soap opera is playing out in a downtown Houston courtroom: two doctors in a love triangle, with one of them on trial, accused of trying to poison the other.

Officials: Crude oil tank explodes after lightning strike in Baytown

Lightning struck a crude oil tank, causing an explosion in Baytown Wednesday afternoon, according to the U. S. Coast Guard.

Police investigating deadly shooting in North Houston

Houston police are investigating after officers said they found a dead man inside a pickup truck Wednesday. 

New measure allows every home to have a curbside recycling bin in 2015

Houston City Council approved a measure that allows every home in the city to have curbside recycling bins starting in January. 

Man at Abilene Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat drive-thru diners

A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant.

Two lanes open on 610 North Loop at Shepherd after animal parts spill

Two lanes of 610 North Loop at Shepherd Drive reopened Wednesday afternoon after a slaughter house truck skid on water and spilled animals parts onto the freeway.

Opening arguments start in civil suit against LaBelle

Opening statements started Tuesday afternoon in a civil suit involving legendary singer Patti LaBelle.

Woman accused of beating boy with shoes, belt, hands

A woman is accused of beating a little boy.  Rachelle Danielle Reyna, 28, is charged with injury to a child.

Harris County grand jury indicts man for murder in 2008 shooting

A Harris County grand jury charges a 25-year-old man with murder in a 2008 shooting case Wednesday.

HPD: Woman found passed out in car with baby in backseat

A woman was arrested after allegedly passing out in a car in a store parking lot with a baby in the back seat.

9-year-old boy hit by vehicle after it crossed against school bus lights

A 9-year-old boy is taken to a medical center with minor injuries after he was hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning, according to police.

After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench Adrian Peterson

Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

CenterPoint Energy to conduct planned flares in southeast Houston

CenterPoint Energy will be performing planned flaring work Wednesday, beginning around 11 a.m., west of Telephone Road and north of Bellfort as part of an overall City improvement project.

Man lying on side of Gulf Freeway feeder road run over by vehicle

A man lying on the Gulf Freeway feeder road was critically injured after being run over by a passing vehicle early Wednesday.


Technology points to Houston traffic getting better

Houston’s traffic should be in better shape, not worse, in 20 years, according to an engineer who has made a career out of studying traffic.

6 students taken to hospital after school bus accident on Highway 288

Six students were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a school bus and a car collided in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Police search for grocery store burglars in NW Houston

Police are searching for the two burglars who broke into a grocery store in northwest Houston.

Thieves rob Sonic at gunpoint

Three robbers are on the run after breaking into a Sonic and holding employees at gunpoint in west Houston.

Is elementary school making students sick?

Six-year-old Cody started having problems last year in kindergarten. Now a first grader, his mom says he is dealing with the same things all over again.

Police arrest suspect in cold case murder

Houston police have arrested and charged a suspect in the 2006 murder of Alvin Cordier.

Girl fighting cancer throws first pitch at Astros game

It was a big night for the Richards family -- not just because they were cheering on their Astros, but because they were celebrating another day of life and survival.

Walmart shoppers claim wrongful arrest, humiliation

Two men claimed an off-duty police officer unfairly targeted them while they were shopping in a southwest Houston Walmart. The incident led to one man being arrested for trespassing and the other being charged with interfering with a public servant.

Flood insurance rates skyrocket for Mission Bend residents

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the risk of flooding has increased in an area neighborhood.

Family has warning about West Nile virus

The family of Montgomery County woman is speaking out about her battle with West Nile Virus.

Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for shooting ex-girlfriend

Michael Forrest Warren was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years

Armed robbers hit Houston food truck

A food truck owner and employee had a terrifying encounter when gunmen came up and demanded cash.

Trial continues for doctor accused of poisoning ex-lover's coffee

The trial for a woman accused of poisoning her colleague and lover continues Tuesday afternoon. 

Galveston police investigate 1-year-old child's death

Police are investigating after a 1-year-old child died in a Galveston apartment Monday night.  

Game room burglar caught on camera

Police are asking from the public's help to find a man caught on camera breaking into a game room in the City of South Houston.

Heavy rain leads to high water areas on the roads

Heavy rain moved through the Houston area Tuesday afternoon, dropping isolated 2 to 4 inches of rainfall from Channelview to downtown Houston to Katy and southern Waller County.

3 arrests made for alleged theft at Home Depot with children present

Three people were arrested after an alleged theft at a Home Depot on Monday where children were present.

Sponsors rush to disassociate from Peterson

The fallout from the alleged case of child abuse involving Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continued Tuesday.

Police: Man found dead on rooftop of building in downtown Houston

Houston police are investigating the death of a man found on a rooftop Tuesday morning. 

HPD criticized by Hispanic community

The Houston Hispanic community wants the Houston Police Department to take a closer look at its leadership.

Man arrested after robbing lawn workers

Police caught a man who tried to rob some lawn workers at gunpoint.

DA launches new program to fight animal cruelty

The Harris County District Attorney's Office is launching a new pilot program to help teach elementary school students about how to properly care for pets.

Misspelled sign turns heads in Houston

Houston business owners are still shaking their heads about misspelled signs that showed up on their street.

Teen hospitalized after accident involving Centerpoint truck

A teenager was taken to the hospital after being hit by a Centerpoint truck in northeast Houston.

HPD investigates man's death at business

A man's death is under investigation by the Houston Police Department.

Family of fatal accident victims needs help for funeral costs

Three people have died and another is in critical condition after a head-on collision in West Columbia on Monday.

Pit bull attacks woman walking in northeast Houston

Animal Control removed a pit bull from a home in northeast Houston Tuesday after it attacked a woman walking in a neighborhood.

Yard trash picked up from Sharpstown home after Local 2 report

A Local 2 report gets results for a Houston community as piles of rotting trash were cleaned up from the front yard of a Sharpstown home Monday evening.

Federal court declines to stop Texas woman's execution

A federal appeals court has refused to stop this week's scheduled execution of a North Texas woman for the starvation and torture death of her lover's 9-year-old son a decade ago.

Bill Read's Blog: Hurricane Odile a major flooding threat

Tropical Storm Odile or its remnants are poised to bring major flood producing rainfall across northwest Mexico and portions of Arizona and New Mexico through Friday.

Beer fridge burglar strikes again in Friendswood

The beer bandit stole beer from refrigerators in August, and it seems the culprit is on the move again.

Little League complex broken into for third time

Police are searching for the burglar who broke into Timbergrove Sports Association complex. It's the third break-in at the complex this week.

Police: 3 men claim to be police officers, steal family's cell phones

Police are looking for three masked men who reportedly forced their way into an Alief home Tuesday morning.

Texas worker accused of rubbing pizza on genitals

An 18-year-old pizza store employee in Central Texas has been charged with a felony after police say he rubbed his genitals on food he was preparing for a customer.

HPD: Unidentified body discovered near Addicks Reservoir

Houston Police Department detectives began investigating Monday evening after a body was discovered in West Houston.

Deputies: Couple’s dispute leads to SWAT standoff in Brazoria County

A domestic disturbance led to a SWAT standoff in Brazoria County Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Facial recipe: Kiwi papaya brightening mask

Local 2's Ruben Galvan head to the Trellis Spa at the Houstonian Hotel for budget-friendly facial tips.

PD: Police arrest wrong-way driver speeding 100 mph with kids in vehicle

A quick-thinking, local police officer protected a string of drivers from a car going the wrong way on the highway.

Houston police search for Burger King burglar

Police are investigating a break-in at an east Houston Burger King.

Train derails in Houston

It’s unclear what caused a train to go off the tracks near Old Spanish Trail and Produce Row in the Third Ward Monday evening.

Cancer-stricken Vietnam vet blames VA hospital

A 63-year-old Vietnam veteran living in Pasadena, is dying of stage 4 liver cancer, and he said the doctors he saw at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston are to blame.

Sandpit becoming danger in Katy subdivision

It's been a large, unsightly nuisance for almost as long as it's been here.

Peterson reinstated by Vikings after abuse charge, releases statement

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Monday about his indictment on child abuse charges in Montgomery County. The team says Peterson will play this coming Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Trial begins for doctor accused of poisoning ex-lover's coffee

Opening statements began Monday morning for the doctor accused of poisoning her ex-lover’s coffee.

Houston-born Marine wants date with J.J. Watt

Heather Twigg is hoping to catch J.J. Watt's attention to take him on a date to the Marine Corps Ball.

Homeowner targeted twice in 'swatting' prank

You'd expect a massive police response after someone dialed 911, claiming a 17-year-old shot his sister and father and had his mother tied up in the living room with a gun to her head. But the emergency phone call turned out to be a hoax.

Mystery of stolen instrument solved

A violin found among a cache of stolen goods in a Houston apartment, and believed to be a rare and expensive Stradivarius, is in fact a poor copy

Madisonville police K-9 found dead in back of patrol car

The Madisonville Police Department is asking the Texas Rangers to investigate the death of a police dog.

Men accused of stealing guns from storage unit arrested

Harris County sheriff's deputies arrested two men wanted in connection to a storage facility theft.

Man who clung to hood of moving car speaks out

A local man spent part of his weekend in the hospital recovering after being thrown from the hood of a moving car.

Residents upset after piles of trash left in front of Sharpstown home

Neighbors are complaining about piles of rotting trash and debris outside a nearby house in the Sharpstown area.

PD: Man charged after 3-month investigation into deadly shooting

Police charged a man with murdering a 19-year-old in North Harris County Wednesday.

Fort Bend Crime Stoppers offers reward for accused home invaders

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for several men accused of committing an aggravated robbery.

Patti LaBelle returns to Houston courtroom

Pop star Patti LaBelle appears in Houston court in response to a lawsuit.

Teen wanted in Texas Medical Center thefts arrested

A teen wanted in at least six thefts and robberies in the Texas Medical Center area since June has been arrested.  

Bryan man gets 14 years in prison for insurance fraud conspiracy

A former law office manager from Bryan was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Monday after he was convicted of trying to cheat automobile insurance companies out of $3 million.

HPD investigating shooting in Humble

The Houston Police Department is looking into a shooting that happened in the Humble area.

Temperatures heat back up after cool weekend

With a cool, autumn-like weekend in the books, get ready for the return of humidity and scattered showers and storms this week.

1 dead after head-on collision in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead and two others are injured after a head-on collision.

60-year-old man killed in traffic accident

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened around 10 a.m. Saturday on the 2800 block of Hardy Street.

Alleged armed robber shot, killed by family

An alleged armed robber was shot and killed after attempting to hold up a family-owned convenience store at gunpoint.

PD: Friendswood man accused of filing false theft report for iPad he pawned

Police said a Friendswood man who filed a report about a stolen iPad had actually pawned it for money.

Texas man gets 15 years for minor sex trafficking

A 33-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of a minor.

Man accused of setting fire in apartment's laundry room

A Houston man accused of setting the laundry room of an apartment complex on fire has been arrested.

Police: One person dead after two-vehicle crash south of Rosenberg

Fort Bend Sheriff's Office reports one person is dead and two are in the hospital after a sedan and SUV crashed into each other near Rosenberg Monday morning. 

Texas man in critical condition following fall at AT&T Stadium

Authorities say a man is in critical condition after falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA college football game.

Three men escape house fire in Washington Corridor area

Three men escaped a house fire in the Washington Corridor area early Monday.

Woman linked to several Houston area homicides appears before judge

A woman who was charged with murder after a deadly shootout with law enforcement faced a judge Monday. It was the first court appearance for Kimberly Cormier.

Man accused of stealing from neighbors while they were on vacation

A Houston man is accused of stealing valuable musical instruments from his neighbor's home when he was supposed to be caring for it.

Man arrested, charged in motorcycle crash that left one dead

Houston police have arrested and charged a man involved in a deadly traffic accident Sunday afternoon. 

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Houston man charged with insider trading, could face prison and $5M fine

A Houston man accused of insider trading appeared in federal court Monday morning, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. 

Tomball police identify 3 suspects accused of robbing pharmacy

Tomball police have identified three men accused of robbing a pharmacy last week. One of the suspects allegedly held a mother and two children hostage.

Texans return home after defeating Oakland

The Houston Texans officially have a winning streak on their hands after beating the Oakland Raiders.

18-wheeler trailer catches fire

Arson crews are trying to determine what sparked a fire in the trailer of an 18-wheeler in southeast Houston.

Treatment promises relief for pregnancy hand pain

Pregnant women often suffer from back pain and swollen feet, but there’s a lesser-known ailment that can be just as painful.

Dozens of rescue dogs get second chance

They have the faces of angels, but they have already lived through so much pain. Twenty-six abused and neglected dogs have been rescued and brought to Spring to be nursed back to health.

Victim in Texas rape exoneration recalls case

A woman who accidentally misidentified the person who raped her says she remains plagued by guilt in a case that led to major reforms in Texas.

Davis denies conflicts in council, business work

As a city councilwoman in Fort Worth, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis did not always recuse herself from votes that potentially overlapped with her private business interests, according to a newspaper investigation published Sunday.

Texas woman dies in creek after saving dog

A 32-year-old woman's body has been recovered from a creek after she died trying to save her dog's life.

Bill Read Blog: Baja California in path of Category 4 Hurricane Odile

Major Hurricane Odile is fixing to make life miserable on the Baja peninsula starting Sunday.

Woman speeds off with man hanging on car hood

Police are searching for a woman who sped off while a man was hanging onto the hood of her car in Rice Village.

Driver hits 18-wheeler while racing down Katy Freeway

A driver was hospitalized in serious condition after an accident involving an 18-wheeler on the Katy Freeway.

2 women shot, gunman on the run

Police are searching for a gunmen after two woman were shot in Aldine.

Argument escalates to knife fight

A man is hospitalized in serious condition after an argument escalates into a knife fight.

Incident involving Adrian Peterson sparks conversation

Adrian Peterson was released after posting a $15,000 bond, charged with one count of injury to a child with reckless or criminal negligence. His attorney claimed he was punishing his son, but where is the line between punishment and abuse?

Arrest made after allegations of sexual assault at UH

The University of Houston Police Department made an arrest Saturday after an alleged sexual assault.

Houston jazz musician Joe Sample passes away

Houston jazz musician Joe Sample died Friday night at the MD Anderson Cancer Center after a bout with lung cancer. He was 75

MCSO searching for men who allegedly robbed store

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery call around 8 p.m. Friday at a Stop N Go convenience store on the 27100 block of East River Road.

Rate hikes not challenged by Texas commissioner

The Texas insurance commissioner has allowed the three largest home insurers to impose significant rate hikes on many policyholders despite the objections of a state consumer advocate.

Bill Read's Blog: The 6-year mark of Hurricane Ike

Today would be a good day to reflect on Hurricane Ike and what you have or have not done to prepare for the next big hurricane strike on the upper Texas coast.

Drivers hospitalized after car accident

Two drivers were hospitalized after colliding with each other in Katy.

Driver crashes into construction equipment

Two women were hospitalized after crashing into heavy construction equipment in Greenspoint.

Conroe ISD teacher, husband arrested on drug charges

A chemistry teacher in the Conroe Independent School District and her husband were arrested on drug charges Friday.

Mosquito device deals with pesky insects

Summer is winding down but we all know it's not the end of mosquito season. An increasingly popular device is making it easier for homeowners to handle those pesky, biting insects that make you itch all over.

Fourth graders help with wedding proposal

Houston teacher's students help her boyfriend with a surprise proposal

Houston SPCA: Over 100 animals in poor conditions on Santa Fe property

The Houston SPCA says it helped rescue several animals in Santa Fe Friday afternoon.

Mosquito issues amplified in Galveston County

Mosquitoes of all varieties by the millions are part of our lives in southeast Texas and the challenge of keeping them at bay has been a big one all summer

HPD finds treasure trove of stolen antique items

Houston police investigators have recovered what they believe to be a stolen Stradivarius Violin from a Washington Avenue apartment.

Crosby ISD teacher celebrates 50th anniversary on the job

Deloise Richardson has been a part of the Crosby Independent School District for five decades.

Freebie Friday: How to score big if the Texans win

You don't have to be a football fan to score freebies, but it helps. That's because a handful of restaurants have jumped on the freebie bandwagon offering free grub if the Texans win.

Strong storms move through in advance of cold front

Strong thunderstorms are moving through Southeast Texas Friday.

Man killed in shootout with US marshals linked to 4 Houston-area homicides

A federal agent says officers fatally shot a murder suspect and captured another after a shootout near Houston.

Firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire at apartments in Southwest Houston

Houston firefighters went to the scene of a two-alarm apartment complex fire Friday afternoon. 

Three arrested in undercover car burglary stakeout

Three men have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in connection to a car burglary.

Harris County Sheriff's Office looking for missing 13-year-old

Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 13-year-old girl who went missing early Monday morning. 

Man accused of stealing from Pasadena ISD

Officers with the Pasadena ISD police department arrested a man investigators said stole several items from the district.

‘Fly Guy’ Kareem Jackson launches signature line of Houston Texans apparel

Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson is widely - known for his skills on the field, but off the field and in the streets, he is known for his fashion. Tapping into his personal swag, Jackson has designed an apparel line to help bring fans a little extra flavor when representing the hometown…

Police: Funnel cloud spotted in League City

A funnel cloud was spotted in League City Friday morning, according to police.

Galveston police arrest members of street gang

The Galveston Police Department said it has arrested numerous members of a street gang. The department said the city has seen this summer an increase in crimes, including robberies, burglaries, stolen vehicles and carjackings.

Southwest Freeway southbound at Spur 527 reopens after 18-wheeler fire

The Southwest Freeway at Spur 527 has reopened after an 18-wheeler fire closed the outbound lanes for 11 hours. 

Houston school renamed to honor late Congressman Mickey Leland

The Houston Independent School District decided to rename a school to honor a late congressman Thursday evening. 

Grandmother accused of beating grandchild with extension cord

A Houston woman faces an injury to a child charge after allegedly beating her 6-year-old grandchild with an extension cord.

Police: Man in critical condition after shooting in North Houston

Houston police are investigating a shooting that left a 26-year-old in critical condition Thursday evening. 

Police investigate deadly shooting in West Houston

Houston police are investigating a deadly shooting that left one man dead early Friday morning. 

Man faces capital murder trail over park attack near Corpus Christi

A South Texas man accused in a 2012 park attack that left a woman dead and her girlfriend hurt has pleaded not guilty to capital murder.

Houston store owner gets 4 years in prison for ID theft, credit card scam

A Houston auto-related store owner has been sentenced to four years in federal prison in a wire fraud and identity theft case involving his business.

Murder charges dropped against Houston man accused of setting wife on fire

A Houston man accused of fatally setting his wife on fire has been released from jail after his attorney convinced prosecutors he couldn't have committed the crime.

High-tech device diagnoses diseases in minutes

A mobile device that looks like an iPad uses a single drop of blood or saliva to diagnose some of the world's most devastating diseases.

Man found lying dead next to stolen SUV in southwest Houston

A man was found shot to death near a stolen vehicle in southwest Houston early Friday, according to Houston police.

Man found shot to death outside truck in east Harris County

Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in east Harris County.

Harris County jailer in head-on collision with alleged drunk driver

A Harris County jailer was struck by an alleged drunk driver in northwest Harris County Friday morning, deputies said.

Fire damages southeast Houston restaurant

Firefighters are trying to figure out what started a fire that damaged a southeast Houston restaurant.

Two men killed in SW Houston high-speed crash

Two men are dead after a high-speed crash in southwest Houston, according to police.

Man shot and killed during Craigslist transaction

A man was killed Thursday night after what police said was a Craigslist deal gone wrong.

Will traffic lights come to busy Humble intersection?

Time-consuming, congested and a plain ol' pain in the neck. An intersection near Humble has been a major headache for drivers for more than a decade.

Deputy discovers boy, 6, with lacerations, welts from belt buckle

A deputy was doing routine police work at a southwest Houston apartment complex when he discovered a 6-year-old boy whose body was covered in lacerations, bumps, bruises and welts from a belt buckle.

Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Eduoard has formed in the far eastern Atlantic and is expected to remain out to sea.

Houston's new FBI head says city is possible terrorism target

The new head of Houston's FBI says the Bayou City is a possible terrorism target.

Hostages taken by alleged robber after officers shoot other suspect

A mother and her two small children are safe after Tomball police arrested a suspected armed robber found holed up inside their apartment and holding the family hostage.

Thieves caught on camera breaking into car dealership

Investigators with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help to find a group of thieves who broke into a Sugar Land-area car dealership.

Copper theft leaves church with no air conditioner

The pastor of Second Baptist Highlands estimates about $5.00 in copper could cost his small congregation about $500 in labor and supplies.

Priceless items stolen from Houston-area family's storage unit

A family is searching for answers after its storage unit is burglarized.

Restaurant Report Card: Country club has hygiene issue

Fine dining or fast food, Houston health inspectors don't discriminate when it comes to holding restaurants accountable.

Heat and humidity continue Thursday; cold front to move in Friday

High temperatures once again peak in the mid-90s Thursday afternoon as a cold front briefly stalls to our north before continuing through Houston Friday night into Saturday morning.

Alley Theatre evacuated after fire breaks out in building

Dozens of firefighters worked to put out a fire in the Alley Theatre as smoke billowed out the top.

2 men killed, 3-year-old boy injured in Baytown crash

A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after a violent wreck that killed two drivers in Baytown Wednesday night.

Police: Reports of man exposing himself to people in Pearland

Pearland police asking students and parents to report suspicious activity in regards to a man exposing himself. 

Officials: Suspicious powder found on plane at Bush IAH was aspirin

A suspicious powder found on a plane that landed Thursday morning at a Bush Intercontinental Airport terminal turned out to be powered aspirin, according to authorities.

Reward offered for information on animal cruelty cases

Crime Stoppers is working with community partners like Houston Humane Society and Houston PetSet to help catch animal cruelty fugitives. 

Suspects accused of purchasing diesel fuel with ‘cloned’ credit cards

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in tracking down two people charged with fraudulent use of identifying information.

Texas Most Wanted fugitive caught in Victoria, tip led to arrest

A violent gang member on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted list has been caught in South Texas.

Houston police release sketch of man wanted in officer impersonation case

Houston police are asking for the public's help to find a man involved in a police impersonation case. 

Heights area home catches fire

Houston firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the Heights area.

Body found floating in Buffalo Bayou

An investigation is underway after a body was found floating in Buffalo Bayou Wednesday.

Babysitter accused of injuring baby in her care

A woman is facing charges after the baby she was caring for was taken to the hospital.

HPD: Man shot in the head, dropped off at Ben Taub General Hospital

Man driven to Ben Taub General Hospital in a private vehicle Thursday morning. 

PD: Man steals 15 purses, escapes arrest after chase in Galveston

Galveston police are looking for a man in a cowboy hat who they say stole 15 purses and eluded authorities after a chase down the interstate.

Judge orders retrial in girl's death in Texas City

A judge has ordered a new trial for a Southeast Texas trucker convicted of fatally running over an 11-year-old girl who was waiting at a school bus stop.

Houstonians pay tribute to the victims of 9/11

Events were taking place across the country to mark the somber anniversary of 9/11, and several in Houston also paid tribute.

Police searching for woman who stole iPhone, wallet from Smash Burger

An employee at Smash Burger had her wallet and iPhone stolen on Aug. 9. Police have surveillance video of one of the suspects. 

Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments get boos at event for Christians

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he walked out of a speech Wednesday night to a Christian organization after some audience members booed his comments in support of Israel and the Jewish people.

Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother in Houston

A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

Galveston man gets 2 years for stealing benefits of dead woman

A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing benefits meant for a woman who's been dead since 2003.

RadioShack says it may need more capital to help complete turnaround

RadioShack says it may need more capital to help complete its turnaround efforts.

Persons of interest wanted in fatal shooting at game room

Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two persons of interest wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a game room security guard on March 27.

Yea or nay? Burger King offers burger with black bun, cheese

Burger King restaurants in Japan will begin offering a black burger on their menu. The sandwich features a black bun, black cheese and a black sauce. 

Burglary suspect arrested after falling through restaurant roof

A burglary suspect is in custody after falling through an air vent at a northwest Houston restaurant.

Thief breaks window of northwest Houston restaurant

Police are investigating after someone broke into a northwest Houston restaurant early Thursday.

Nearly naked man breaks into teen's bedroom

A man wearing only his underwear broke through a teen girl's bedroom window in the middle of the night, Shoreacres police said.

Consultant for fight scenes helps Houston women find inner strength

A Hollywood television and film consultant for fight scenes recently came to Houston to help women find some inner strength.

District makes changes after mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Fort Bend ISD is making changes after the city of Sugar Land confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located in the Sugar Land Business Park and the Sugar Creek subdivision.

Son defends father accused of high-profile murder

The son of a man accused of a Galleria-area murder is speaking publicly for the first since his father's arrest earlier this year.

Police investigate shooting a convenience store in Greenspoint area

Houston police are investigating a shooting at a convenience store in the Greenspoint area.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Sugar Land

The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located in the Sugar Land Business Park and the Sugar Creek subdivision.

Police: Woman arrested for stealing electricity

A Houston woman was arrested Tuesday after police said she was stealing electricity.

Off-duty deputy helps save driver whose big rig fell from overpass

Houston police report an 18-wheeler traveling on the inbound lanes of the North Loop fell onto the outbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway Wednesday morning. Police say the driver survived the crash.

Galveston breaks ground on new public housing

The Galveston Housing Authority will build new public housing to bring back residents who lost their homes in Hurricane Ike.

Multiple students airlifted after ingesting pills at middle school

Multiple students in El Campo were airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning after ingesting some sort of pill at school, according to the superintendent.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on Home Depot robbery

Authorities say a man robbed a Home Depot in Sugarland Wednesday. He assaulted a worker and stole a weed trimmer.

Louisiana man admits groping woman aboard flight to Houston

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Louisiana man has admitted that he sexually touched a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight.

Man facing charges after crashing Harley Davidson

A motorcycle rider is facing charges after he crashed his Harley Davidson and was thrown more than 100 feet, according to the Conroe Police Department.

Surveillance photos released of suspects

Houston police have released surveillance photos and video of two suspects wanted in connection to a deadly shooting at a restaurant in the Energy Corridor.

HPD: Man strikes 12-year-old in face for intervening in argument

A man is accused of striking a young girl while he was having an argument with her mother, according to Houston police.

Pasadena police: Salvation Army trailer stolen

An enclosed utility trailer is stolen from a Salvation Army location, according to the Pasadena Police Department. 

Bond denied for suspected drug cartel courier

Federal authorities say a 28-year-old Texas man found in South Mississippi with more than $1.07 million hidden in a vehicle he was towing is a suspected courier for a Mexican drug cartel.

Texas woman pleads guilty in wire fraud case

A San Antonio clothing store owner has pleaded guilty to leading a wire fraud scheme of nearly $1.6 million.

Austin to buy about 300 more homes after storm

Leaders of a Central Texas city have approved a $3.5 billion annual budget that includes buying out about 300 more homes in flood-prone areas.

Lockdown lifted at middle school after suspect taken into custody

Forest Brook Middle School was temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday morning while Houston police searched for a suspect.

Slaying suspect caught in Ohio, returned to Texas

A suspect in the May slaying of an off-duty police officer outside a San Antonio tattoo parlor has been returned to Texas after being caught in Ohio.

No permit for former Fort Worth mortuary owners

A North Texas husband and wife charged with abuse of corpses after their funeral home closed have failed to get their operating license renewed.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst asks for review of windstorm insurer

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst asked lawmakers this week to consider shutting down a windstorm insurance provider for coastal Texans.

HPD: Medical condition may have caused death of man who crashed pickup

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine if a medical condition led to the death of a man who crashed on the East Freeway late Tuesday.

Worker accused of stealing more than $30K in equipment from Aramark

A man is accused of stealing equipment from his employer and then selling it from his home.

Surveillance photo, sketch released of suspect wanted in spa robberies

Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in at least three robberies of spas in the southwest Houston area in April 2014. 

Another hot and humid day in the forecast Wednesday

The summer swelter continues for the remainder of the work week before a hint of fall filters into southeast Texas for the weekend.

New master-planned community to compete with The Woodlands

There’s a new master-planned community only 25 minutes from downtown Houston. Crescent Communities is developing its first housing project, The Groves, in northeast Houston.

Woman confronts intruder in her Heights home

A woman woke up in the middle of the night to find an intruder inside her Heights home and she confronted the man.

Man accused of exposing himself in view of children at Catholic school

A man is accused of exposing himself at a Catholic church and private school in southeast Houston on Monday.

HPD: Speeding driver crashes into utility pole in west Houston

A speeding driver became trapped inside his car after crashing in west Houston Tuesday night, according to Houston police.

2nd grader on bike collides with vehicle near elementary school in Cy-Fair

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies have confirmed that a second grader riding a bike to school was injured in an accident with a vehicle in northwest Harris County Wednesday morning.

Driver crashes into utility pole

A driver is in serious condition after crashing his car into a utility pole.

METRO Light Rail collides with 2 vehicles in Texas Medical Center

METRO police are investigating an accident involving a Light Rail train in the Texas Medical Center Wednesday morning.

Neighbor spots men sneaking around house and calls cops, 2 get away

A neighbor helped officers stop an attempted burglary in southwest Harris County Tuesday night.

HPD: Man breaks into church, tries to escape on bike

A man suspected of breaking into a church jumped out of a window and onto a bicycle in an effort to get away from responding officers. 

Residents worry quality items demolished in school tear-down

Some residents said they're worried good, working-condition items were left in a school that was recently demolished, instead of being moved to the new Klein High School, which opened this school year.

Residents complain of construction noise

Workers are improving the drainage system and putting down new pavement, traffic signals, sidewalks and curbs. Some people in the area consider the construction work a blessing, but others say it’s nothing but a headache.

Houston councilman a no-show to meeting after DWI arrest

The first council meeting of the month for the city of South Houston was held Tuesday and all the chairs were filled except for one.

Traffic stop uncovers car theft and shoplifting

Police find car stolen, stolen beer during traffic stop.

Militia groups plan to patrol power plants

The anniversary of 9/11 could mean area power plants are targeted by terrorists.

Sheriff hires investigator who was forced out after DA investigation

The Harris County District Attorney's Office has warned prosecutors that an investigator who used to work for the office, and was then hired as a sheriff's homicide detective, backdated a search warrant in a murder case, a DA's Office spokesperson told Local 2 Investigates.

Texans' Kareem Jackson launches new clothing line

Kareem Jackson presents "Fly Guy" apparel Tuesday, which is sold only at Go Texan Store, online. 

FBCSO looks for men who robbed same house twice

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding three men accused of robbing the same house twice.

Should high school stadium naming rights be for sale?

Several area high school stadiums are including businesses in their names.

Woman accused of stealing from Katy ISD school PTA

A woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing from the Memorial Elementary School Parent Teacher Association while serving as treasurer.

Relief from summer temperatures could be on the way

Late summer heat continues to plague the Houston area through the work week, but a weekend cold front continues to provide hope that a brief reprieve is on the way.

Felicia Moon: Ray Rice video brings up painful memories of domestic violence

Felicia Moon says for years no one knew the pain she says she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband, Houston Oilers star Warren Moon.

Apple unveils two new phones and Apple Watch

Apple announces new smartphones, mobile payments platform Tuesday. 

Richmond PD using military equipment

Hearings on Capitol Hill Tuesday are calling into question a federal program that gives used military surplus to law enforcement agencies across America, including dozens in the area.

Man tied up, shot to death in east Harris County

Police are searching for culprits after a man was discovered shot to death in his east Harris County.

New Caney ISD gives Chromebooks to students of all ages

Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade at New Caney ISD receive Chromebooks for the school year. 

Air marshal stabbed with needle in Nigerian airport, flies to Houston

A plainclothes agent went to a hospital in Houston Sunday after he was stabbed with a needle in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Porsche Panamera crashes through wall of dry cleaners in southwest Houston

The owner of a Porsche Panamera caused a lot of damage Tuesday morning when he accidentally crashed through the wall of a dry cleaners in southwest Houston.

Small plane crashes near La Porte

Two people survived a plane crash near La Porte on Tuesday.

Deadly crash shuts down NB main lanes of IH-45 south of Huntsville

A deadly crash damaged bridge column, shut down all main lanes on Interstate Highway 45 before State Highway 19 for almost 11 hours.

Montrose rollerblader honored at City Hall

After a run on "America's Got Talent," the man known as the Montrose rollerblader is back.

Man, woman accused of engaging in organized crime

Two Houston people are accused of committing jewelry heists, money laundering and participating in organized criminal activity.

Singer Aretha Franklin cancels Tuesday’s concert at Arena Theater

Local Aretha Franklin fans will be a bit disappointed after the singer canceled her performance scheduled for Tuesday night.

Lockdown lifted at Scarborough Elementary School

Criminal activity had an elementary school on 3021 Little York Road on lockdown for about an hour.

Victims of domestic abuse share their stories on Twitter

Victims of domestic violence share their stories of abuse and survival with the hashtags #WhyIStayed #WhyILeft

Prosecution rests case at ex-Spring High School student stabbing trial

Prosecution to rest its case against 18-year-old accused of killing a classmate at Spring High School. 

Jury deliberates in ex-Spring High School student stabbing trial

Closing arguments have wrapped up in the Spring High School stabbing trial and the case has gone to the jury.

Teen sentenced to serve 20 years in stabbing death of classmate

The teenager convicted Friday in the stabbing death of his high school classmate has learned his punishment.  Luis Alfaro was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison and given a $10,000 fine.

Carjacker on the run after armed robbery, police chase

Houston police are searching for a carjacker who led them on a chase in the car he allegedly stole Monday night.

Man accused of driving drunk, hitting family's SUV appears in court

A man appeared in court Tuesday morning after police say he hit an SUV with a family of four inside. 

Art Car Parade date moved

The popular Art Car Parade will be held a little earlier next year.

PD: Man's body found in bayou in west Houston

A body has been found in a bayou at Hammerly Boulevard near Addicks Dam Road in west Houston.

Man dies in Austin-area shootout with police, FBI

Texas authorities say police fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who opened fire on officers and FBI agents.

Texas girl hospitalized after playing 'fugitive game' in Fort Worth

Texas authorities say a 15-year-old teenage girl has been hospitalized after being struck while playing a game with cars in the street.

Arrests made over 2013 slaying of attorney from Mexico in North Texas

Two men have been arrested over the 2013 slaying of an attorney from Mexico as he sat in a parked vehicle in an upscale North Texas city.

Va. murder charge against Texas man dropped

Prosecutors in Virginia have dropped a first-degree murder charge against a Texas man.

Driver dies in 4-vehicle North Texas wreck

Authorities say one person is dead after a North Texas wreck that involved two semitrailers and two other vehicles.

Texas lawyer wants crime scene note made public

The attorney for a woman who was found dead after being charged in her son's death is calling on authorities to release the contents of a note found at the scene.

Texas mom found not guilty in strangling of 2 kids

A North Texas woman accused of strangling her two special-needs children because she wanted "normal kids" has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Meat-free Monday lunches draws ire from official

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is raising objections to a school district pilot program that encourages kids to eat meatless lunches once a week.

Fort Bliss increases security procedures

The Army is ramping up security at Fort Bliss, its sprawling West Texas post near the US-Mexico border.

Sketch released of suspect wanted in robbery, shooting in north Houston

Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in the shooting of a man during a robbery in north Houston on July 24.

Houston video game fans line up for 'Destiny'

One of the most highly-anticipated video games of all time is now on store shelves.

Homeowner thwarts smash-and-grab attempt in southeast Houston

A homeowner in southeast Houston is being credited with helping to stop a smash-and-grab.

76-year-old woman with dementia found safe

The Harris County Sheriff's office said a 76-year-old woman with dementia was found safe Monday night, after she went missing hours earlier.

Brookshire mayor questioned over call to police

The mayor of Waller County town refused to answer questions about an incident at a fast-food restaurant that involved officers from two police departments.

Baytown residents upset over inoperable flagpole

The flagpole that sits in front of the old post office on Market Street in Baytown has seen better days. Layers of paint have peeled off, leaving behind a rusted pole not fit for a flag.

Man subdues would-be burglar

An aggravating crime, some fed up homeowners and a simple tool helped a Houston man -- armed with his shotgun -- nab a crook in the act.

Harris County sponsoring most immigrant children in US

According to information from the federal government 2,866 unaccompanied children were placed in sponsored homes in Harris County, the highest in the country.

Commuters offer more infamous area roadways

Bayou City commuters have now chimed in about Houston's dubious traffic honor. Four stretches of Houston highways have made a Texas top 10 list of most congested roads.

Disused nuclear barge to be scrapped in Galveston

A World War II-era Liberty ship converted to a barge-mounted nuclear reactor will be towed from Virginia to Galveston to be scrapped.

UH cheerleaders become theft victims at TDECU Stadium

The cell phones of five UH cheerleaders were stolen from inside TDECU Stadium. Two credit cards were also stolen.

Surge in mosquitoes, West Nile virus reported this year

Don't expect the mosquito problem to go away soon, especially with rain in the forecast.

Ex-IT director at Port of Houston Authority sentenced for theft

The former IT director at the Port of Houston has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for stealing more than $200,000 from the government agency.

Man's body found inside bloody trailer in city of South Houston

Police made a gruesome discovery Monday after finding the body of a man inside a bloody trailer in the City of South Houston.

Galveston enacts water restrictions for property owners

The city of Galveston enacted Stage 2 of its drought contingency plan Monday. The water restrictions allow property owners to use automatic sprinkler systems on landscaped areas on designated days and times.

Texans season ticket holder says roof of NRG Stadium was leaking

Officials with NRG Stadium say the problem will be "addressed and repaired as soon as possible."

New video released in Spring High School stabbing trial

The jury in the Spring High School stabbing trial now has new evidence to consider. New video from the day police say an 18-year-old stabbed another student inside the high school was released Monday.

Officers investigate crash that left one pedestrian dead

A 22-year-old woman in Galveston County was hit by a car and died Sunday morning.

Judge tells community, HISD to go to mediator over Wheatley High demolition

A judge has put a decision on the possible demolition of Wheatley High School on hold. 

Houston ISD crossing guard celebrates 84th birthday

Students and staff celebrate a crossing guard who has been at Helms Elementary for 40 years. 

Cool front on the way later this week

Hot, humid, summer days and sultry summer nights will continue for southeast Texas through this work week. By the weekend, however, big changes will happen when our first Canadian cold front of the fall season spills into the area.

Southwest changing the look of its planes

Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes.

Deputies: Man accused of driving drunk, hitting family's SUV

A father and son are dead after police say a drunken driver hit their car in North Houston. 

1 airlifted to hospital after shooting in Katy

Police are investigating a shooting that happened in Katy early Monday.

Sept. 8, 1900: When a hurricane changed history

On Sept. 8 -- 114 years ago Monday -- Galveston’s path through history was radically changed. What is known as the 1900 Storm made landfall on the island as a category 4 hurricane.

Man fatally struck by vehicle on 59

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened Sunday on Highway 59.

Woman killed in one-vehicle accident on I-10

The Houston Police Department says a woman lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 10 before crashing and dying.

HPD: Houston mom uses belt, cord, mop handle to beat 13-year-old

A Houston mother is accused of using a belt buckle, telephone cord charger and a mop handle to beat her 13-year-old daughter.

HPD investigating assault on a peace officer

A lieutenant with the Harris County Sheriff's Office discharges his weapon in a confrontation

Police corner suspects on school roof in north Houston

Houston police took four men into custody Monday morning after cornering them on the roof of a school.

Woman accused of running illegal pain clinic in east Houston

A woman is accused of running a pain management clinic illegally near the East End.

Woman killed after car collides with train

A fatal traffic accident that occurred Saturday is under investigation by the Houston Police Department.

James Harden falls off Segway in Barcelona

Houston Rockets' James Harden falls of Segway in Barcelona and it's all caught on camera.

Man found dead at SE Houston business identified

Police are investigating after a man was discovered shot to death at a southeast Houston business.

Two Galena Park ISD schools go into lockout mode

North Shore Middle School and Havard Elementary School continue class as officers search for burglary suspects. 

Mattress Mack's Astros promotion refunds $4M to customers

The Houston Astros got their 63rd win of the season and therefore avoided the dubious distinction of a fourth consecutive 100-loss season. And with the win comes a pretty cool prize for several lucky people.

Brother, sister from Texas Tech killed in wreck

A two-vehicle traffic accident in Central Texas has killed a sister and a brother who attended Texas Tech University and were headed home for the weekend.

Austin Fire Department reports DWI discipline

More than one-third of the Austin Fire Department's disciplinary measures since 2009 have been for alleged drunken driving incidents.

Clinton, Bush launch new scholars program

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program — but their opening act could have been a comedy routine.

HFD extinguishes house fire in southeast Houston

Houston firefighters were on the scene of a house fire in southeast Houston Monday morning.

Power outage affects parts of Aldine High School

Crews were working to restore power to parts of Aldine High School Monday morning.

HPD: Smash-and-grab robbers steal cigarettes, beer from NE Houston store

Police are searching for culprits after a smash-and-grab at a convenience store in northeast Houston.

Texas Equusearch honors founder's daughter murdered 30 years ago

In a field of crosses, where four young girls were found brutally murdered 30 years ago, people searching for their own missing loved ones tied yellow ribbons on the trees as a sign of hope.

Olive Garden offers 7 weeks of unlimited pasta

Olive Garden is giving customers a chance to gorge on unlimited pasta for seven straight weeks.

New details emerge in Houston Super Bowl plan for 2017

Local 2 Investigates has learned Houston's 2017 Super Bowl Committee has scrapped the Latin-themed name of "Super Bowl El Centro" in favor of the English equivalent "Super Bowl Central."

Deputy involved in shooting

Two armed and dangerous men are still on the run after shooting at an off-duty deputy in Northeast Houston.

Demonstrators take to NRG Stadium to protest Washington logo, team name

A small group of protesters gathered outside of NRG stadium prior to Sunday's Texans game, calling Washington's name and logo offensive to Native Americans.

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent's challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.

Fatal accident clogs traffic near Highway 59 near West Loop

Northbound main lanes of Highway 59 at the Interstate 610 West Loop have been shut down because of a fatal accident.

South Houston councilman arrested for DWI

A city councilman for the city of South Houston was arrested Friday night for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Mission Bend house destroyed by fire

The Fort Bend County fire marshal is investigating the cause of a Mission Bend house fire.  

Crews search for cause of Pappas BBQ restaurant fire

Crews are searching for the cause of a restaurant fire at a Pappas BBQ in northeast Houston.

Argument leads to knife attack

A man is hospitalized after an argument escalated into a knife attack.

7 townhomes damaged by fire in Pasadena

Seven townhomes were damaged by a fire that broke out Saturday evening in Pasadena.

HPD: Drunk driver hits family of 4, kills 2

A father and son are dead after police say a drunk driver hit their family's car.

10 students hospitalized after heat-related complaints

Ten students were taken to area hospitals after suffering from heat-related symptoms during a high school football game in Sugar Land.

Houston could transfer park to Sugar Land

Houston could transfer a 755-acre park to nearby Sugar Land in an attempt to revitalize the nature area and attract more visitors.

Loggerhead sea turtle improves, released off Galveston

An injured loggerhead turtle found several months ago on a Galveston beach has improved enough to be returned to the Gulf of Mexico.

New Texas math standards mean learning earlier

Some Texas children are finding their teachers are moving at a faster pace after a shift in math test standards has forced educators to cover more ground.

House fire under investigation

Arson crews are trying to figure out if a late night fire was deliberately set.

Woman killed in high-speed car accident

Deputies are investigating what caused a crash that left one woman dead in the Heights.

Family escapes house fire safely

A family escapes their house safely after a fire breaks out in their Aldine-area home.

Hundreds of copperhead snakes removed in neighborhood

An 80-acre property in Sweeny provides an ideal country setting for Lee and Leslie Hubbard and their family. Lots of pets, lots of land -- and lots of snakes.

Deputies: Boy, 5, shot while playing with brother

Deputies say two brothers, 5 and 11 years old, were playing at a retention pond near their Humble-area home. They had a shotgun in their possession and deputies say somehow the 5-year-old was shot.

5-year-old boy found wandering alone near busy Richmond street

A bus stop mix-up left a 5-year-old boy lost, alone and walking near a busy road in Richmond.

8 children removed from home in Baytown

Children who were said to be unsupervised are taken from a Baytown house in squalid conditions.

Harris County has record high of West Nile Virus

Harris County mosquito control says this is the worst year on record for the West Nile virus and they're working overtime to keep citizens safe.

Contractors say Toby Keith's bar owes thousands of dollars

A local bar named after a famous country music singer is in the spotlight tonight, after complaints from contractors who say they are owed thousands of dollars.

HCSO: 3 arrested after smoking cocaine in front of 3-year-old

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests

Baytown emergency responders go above and beyond

Over the past two weeks, Baytown's finest have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Mom turns in driver after deadly hit-and-run in SW Houston

A Houston mother turns a driver and her daughter into police after a deadly accident in the Westbury area.

Houston roadways earn dubious honors

Houston's West Loop earns a dubious honor for 2014: The stretch of Interstate 610 between the Southwest Freeway and the Katy Freeway earns the titled of "most congested roadway" for 2014.

House-sized asteroid to pass close to Earth

NASA says an asteroid about sixty feet across will pass very close to earth on Sunday.

PD: Victim shoots car burglary suspect at Conroe gas station

On his way out of the store, police say the victim saw another man rummaging through his vehicle. The victim confronted the suspect, who then got in his vehicle and tried to run over the victim. That's when the victim opened fire.

Fort Bend ISD teacher finalist for presidential award

A third-grade elementary school teacher in Fort Bend ISD has been named a a finalist for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Funnel clouds spotted in Texas City area

Multiple funnel clouds were spotted in Texas City Friday afternoon prompting a Tornado Warning, and a shelter-in-place was temporarily issued for all Texas City ISD schools.

Freebie Fridays: Movies, family fun and festivals

Movies, family fun and festivals. They're just some of the weekend events you can enjoy without spending a dime.

CVS, H-E-B pay penalties for violating federal law

Federal authorities in Texas have imposed more than $2 million in fines against CVS and H-E-B for providing numerous prescriptions to customers when laws prohibited those drugs from being distributed.

Quanell X disputes murder charge, says Castle Doctrine should be applied

Some Houston community leaders want to know why the Castle Doctrine was not applied to a 2012 case involving a man who killed a person stealing from his truck.

Man, 23, shot to death in friend's driveway in Kingwood

Houston police began investigating Friday morning after a man was shot and killed in his friend's driveway in Kingwood.

HCSO: Man who tried to grab girl walking down street in custody

A man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl in front of her father.

Mom accused of hiding loaded gun inside wagon with kids appears before judge

A 19-year-old mother accused of hiding a loaded gun inside a wagon with her two toddlers appeared before a judge Friday morning.

HPD: Houston man arrested for possession of child pornography

Houston police officers executed a search warrant on Antwone Winters' home and said they found child pornography.

Woman shot by robbers in northwest Harris County

Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a robbery that happened outside an apartment complex in northwest Harris County Thursday night.

Thousands of dollars in aluminum wheels stolen from salvage yard

A man was caught on camera allegedly stealing used car auto parts from Miitag Auto Salvage for the second time in a week.

Dog dressed as giant mutant spider terrifies people

Video of a dog in a giant spider costume is terrifying people in Poland.

2 arrested in possible marijuana growing operation in La Porte

La Porte Police arrested two people in connection with a possible marijuana operation on Tuesday.

County files lawsuit against after-hours night club in north Houston

A lawsuit was filed in Harris County Friday against the owner and the landlord of an after-hours night club that is allegedly creating a nuisance in north Houston.

Teacher who performed lap dance for student in class to serve probation

A former Aldine ISD teacher who gave a student a lap dance in front of a classroom full of middle school students will spend the next three years on probation.

Fort Bend County confirms 3rd West Nile case

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has confirmed one additional human case of West Nile Virus bringing the total case count to three.

AT&T workers becoming crime targets in neighborhoods

The union representing AT&T employees says field technicians are being targeted by criminals and the company isn't doing enough to keep them safe.

Woman dies after being ejected from SUV in North Freeway crash

Houston police are investigating a crash that killed a woman in north Harris County Thursday night.

Police search for armed men who robbed Family Dollar store

Three armed and dangerous men are on the run after police say they robbed a Family Dollar on East Tidwell.

Amber Alert canceled, 9-year-old boy safe

Authorities located Cameron Gokey Thursday night, after issuing an amber alert for the missing 9-year-old.

Beer crafted in honor of fallen firefighters benefits foundation

The fire at the Southwest Inn in May 2013 ended the lives of four courageous Houston firefighters. But even in death, the fallen four continue to serve and inspire.

Students to relocate to other schools during Bellaire HS construction?

At a packed meeting Thursday night, parents and students expressed concerns over a controversial plan for a new Bellaire High School that would send students to other campuses during construction.

2 girls 'kicked off' school bus end up lost in neighborhood

Two 7-year-old girls found themselves lost in a Fort Bend County neighborhood after they were put on the wrong bus at school.

Boy, 11, nearly abducted by man near Westchase area

We have a parent alert in Westchase after an attempted abduction at an apartment complex in which an young boy was the target.

Restaurant Report Card: Rodents, flies and slime

A picture is worth a thousand words especially when that picture comes from health inspectors doing the rounds at restaurants.

Husband of mom shot while pushing stroller speaks out

We're hearing from the husband of a woman who was shot while taking their infant child out for a stroll. She was caught in the crossfire as thieves ran from the scene of a robbery.

Robbers beat cell phone store clerk

A woman was beaten during a robbery at a cell phone store.

Owner of cat that attacked man gets pet back

The owner of a cat who a neighbor says attacked him while he was walking his dog, was able to get her cat back Thursday afternoon after it was cleared of rabies, the city tells Local 2.

Deputies discover bodies of man and woman in garage

Harris County homicide detectives are investigating after two people were found dead in Mission Bend on Wednesday.

Protecting your children on Facebook

Facebook has some built-in features that provide more privacy for minors like preventing them from receiving messages from strangers.

Fast-food workers protest for higher wages

Fast-food workers and supporters around the country engaged in civil disobedience Thursday. Dozens were arrested, including five in Houston.

2 alleged car burglary suspects arrested at Memorial High School

Two alleged car burglary suspects have been arrested at Memorial High School near the softball field.

Deputies: Home burglary suspects caught on camera at pawn shop

Authorities are looking for information about a burglary and car theft in the Cinco Ranch subdivision.

PD: Man attacks sister with machete; woman hides gun in kids' wagon

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Houston police say he attacked his sister with a machete in north central Houston. Officers say while fleeing he threw a gun to his female friend, who hid the firearm in her children's wagon.

Heat, humidity today, showers expected this weekend

Scattered afternoon showers and storms will continue through the remainder of the work week.

Man accused of leaving knife, synthetic drugs in reach of 3 kids

A Baytown man is accused of child endangerment after officers say he left a knife and synthetic drugs in front of three kids.

Man wanted for allegedly abusing dog who pooped in his apartment

Houston police are searching for a man they say is wanted for abusing a dog on April 5.

Sugar Land police searching for food mart robber

Sugar Land police are looking for a gunman who robbed a food mart on Aug. 30.

New human case of West Nile virus reported in Montgomery County

A 14th case of human West Nile has been reported in Montgomery County.

2 more sent to prison in massive stash house case in Houston

The final two men arrested in connection with transporting illegal aliens were ordered to federal prison.

Owner of more than 100 collies found in bad condition appears in court

A Tomball woman was in federal court on Thursday after dozens of collies were found in horrible conditions in her home.

WATCH: Baby hears for the first time and it will melt your heart

Watch this infant's priceless reaction when he hears for the very first time.

Man stabs girlfriend at CVS pharmacy, flees the scene

Investigators say a man stabbed his girlfriend at a pharmacy in the Champions area or north Harris County.

Group working with airlines to make flying safer for people with food allergies

A severe allergic reaction is scary anywhere, but imagine it happens to your child thousands of feet in the air.

Judge: BP’s reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill

A federal judge has ruled that BP’s reckless conduct resulted in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, leaving the company open to billions of dollars in penalties.

Katy Freeway reopens after deadly crash in west Houston

Police are investigating a deadly accident that shut down lanes on the Katy Freeway near Beltway 8 in West Houston.

Man shot by robbers at northwest Houston apartments

A man was rushed to the hospital early Thursday after being shot during a hold-up in northwest Houston.

HPD: Crooks steal gumball machine in smash-and-grab at Family Dollar

Smash-and-grab robbers had a short shopping list when they broke into a Family Dollar store in south Houston early Thursday.

Abandoned hotel catches fire

A fire at an abandoned hotel near the Heights caused a scare for some neighbors.

PD: Woman pushing baby stroller shot by robbery suspects in Heights

A woman pushing a baby stroller was caught in the middle of gunfire after a robbery in the Heights.

Montgomery County library employee arrested on child porn charges

A Montgomery County Library employee has been arrested for allegedly soliciting and possessing nude photographs of children from around the U.S. and the world.

Medically retired HPD officer launches foundation for children

Working up a good sweat while pumping iron is not something Jason Roy takes for granted. Three years ago, a crash during a high-speed chase changed his life forever.

Constable confronts referees, stops high school football game

It's not unusual for someone to disagree with the referees about a call at a football game, but what one constable did is raising some eyebrows.

Coyotes killing pets and other animals in Galveston

Families in one Galveston neighborhood are scared for their pets after some animals have been killed or disappeared, and they believe coyotes are to blame.

City worker uses Weed Eater to defend himself

A city of Houston worker who was attacked used his Weed Eater to protect himself, police said.

Student found safe after wandering off from Katy Cinco Ranch High School

A 15-year-old student who wandered off from a Katy ISD high school has been found safe in a nearby neighborhood.

Heat, humidity return to Houston area

A classic summertime weather pattern will continue in the Houston area for the rest of the work week. Then a cold front will nudge into Texas from the north, increasing our rain chances over the weekend.

Police: Girl pulled from washing machine

A 5-year-old girl remained in the hospital Wednesday, recovering from injuries after getting stuck inside an operating washing machine Tuesday night.

High school girl describes moments when 3 officers pinned her at school

She stands 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds, and claims she was tackled by three police officers at a high school because she wouldn't  hand over her cellphone.  The alleged incident, which was recorded by a fellow student, was posted to Instagram and has lit up social media with…

Photos released of men wanted for shooting ATM security guard

Authorities have released surveillance photos of two suspects wanted in the shooting of a security guard at a convenience store in the Montrose area.

Girl, 6, hit and killed while crossing busy street in north Houston

A 6-year-old was killed Wednesday morning after being struck by a car in north Houston, according to Houston police.

Trial over moldy washing machines to start next month

If you've got a front-loading washing machine that smells, you may be part of a class action lawsuit and you could have some money coming your way.

Report shows impact of Affordable Care Act in Texas

A new study shows more Texans have health insurance since the Affordable Care Act's first enrollment period.

HPD investigating after security guard shoots, kills homeless man

Houston police began an internal investigation Wednesday morning, after a security guard shot and killed a homeless man.

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Pasadena apartment complex

A man who said he had no idea how a man ended up dead in his apartment has been charged with murder. Franklin Larios, 39, is accused of fatally stabbing a man at his apartment on Tuesday.

Two found shot to death in east Harris County apartments

Deputies are investigating after two people were shot and killed in their east Harris County apartments. The victims were found Tuesday inside neighboring units on Alderson Street near Barbara Mae.

Pair of thieves sought in 7 business burglaries

Seven Fort Bend County businesses have been hit by thieves, and investigators believe the same two men are behind all the crimes.

HPD: Woman crossing street hit and killed by SUV

Police say the victim was not using the crosswalk at the time of the accident in southwest Houston.

Man shocked while working on roof of Montessori school in Cypress

A 50-year-old man was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being shocked while working on the roof of a school in Cypress.

HPD: Woman speeding on Gulf Freeway seriously injured in crash

A woman is in serious condition after getting into an accident on the Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston.

HPD: 4 thieves steal truck, lead police on chase in northwest Houston

Four people were taken into custody early Wednesday after police said they stole a pickup truck from an apartment complex and led officers on a chase through northwest Houston.

Man attacked by 4 men in northeast Houston street, shot

The Houston Police Department is searching for the four armed men who shot a man in northeast Houston.

HPD: Woman shot at bus stop after refusing to get into stranger’s car

A woman was shot by a stranger early Wednesday while waiting at a bus stop in southeast Houston.

FBCSO seeks man who flashed woman

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who they say flashed a woman in a Richmond-area neighborhood.

Historic Houston mansion to be renovated

A piece of Houston history has been saved from a wrecking ball, thanks to a local couple who has purchased the property.

Man dies during Towne Lake Triathlon

An autopsy will determine what exactly led to the death of a Houston man who collapsed during a Labor Day triathlon Monday morning.

Trial begins for teen accused in fatal stabbing at Spring High School

The teen accused in a deadly stabbing at Spring High School is now going to trial. Luis Alonzo Alfaro was charged with murder after a fight over a “shoulder bump” left one student dead.

Blue Journey's Rachel Kivlighan talks about life, dance & AGT

A dance duo with ties to Houston is turning heads with their visually stunning performances on "America's Got Talent."

DEA finds massive marijuana grow operation in Polk County

DEA agents made a massive marijuana bust in Polk county on Tuesday.

Liberty police seek identity of man who tried to kidnap teenager

The Liberty Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a teenager.

Wet, rainy afternoons this week

Expect afternoon high temperatures to reach into the low and mid 90s each afternoon. As the temperature climbs, the atmosphere will destabilize and scattered showers and storms will generate each afternoon.

'Black Girls' receipt at Washington Ave. bar causes social media stir

Social media is buzzing over what a server at Bubba’s Bar & Grill in the Heights wrote on a receipt.

Man accused of attempting to kidnap same girl twice

The Baytown Police Department has arrested a registered sex offender accused of trying to kidnap an 8-year-old girl.

Former Crystal Beach volunteer fire chief surrenders

An ex-fire chief accused of stealing more than $70,000 from the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department turned himself into authorities Monday.

Woman accused of destroying ex-boyfriend's garage, Porsche

Whitney Perales, 26, charged with felony criminal mischief for ramming ex-boyfriend's garage and sports car.

Auto shop burglary caught on camera

A man trying to break into a locked business in Aldine was caught on camera.

Conjoined twin girls born at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women

A pair of conjoined twins who were born at Houston's Texas Children's Pavilion for Women will soon be separated.

Murder suspect wanted for shooting at used car dealership

Pictures released of capital murder suspect who is at large.

3 wanted in W. Harris County robbery

The Harris County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying three man wanted in an armed robbery in west Harris County.

HFD chief: Gravity was main factor in deadly Southwest Inn fire

Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison addressed a report released Monday detailing specific recommendations on the fire at the Southwest Inn on the Southwest Freeway in May of 2013.

Community members protest demolition of original Wheatley High School

Community members in the Fifth Wardare outraged over the demolition of the original Wheatley High School.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches around town

Critters keeping cool is the theme of this Restaurant Report Card. Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis has all the places health inspectors spotted roaches this week.

Precinct 4 arrests 2 women operating illegal massage parlor

Two women are facing prostitution and other charges after a massage parlor was the focus of a compliance inspection by the Harris County Pct. 4 Constables Office.

Rosenberg police officer involved in crash, 2 in custody

Two people were taken into custody after an accident involving a Rosenberg police officer.

Man swinging crutches hit & killed by car on North Freeway

Police say witnesses reported seeing the man swinging crutches at cars.

Woman dies in accident on Texas Spur 5

Houston police say a woman died after her vehicle went up an embankment and went airborne.

Man charged in June fatal shooting, accomplice at large

Okechukwu Oziri Nwosu, 20, is facing murder charges in connection with a June homicide.

Man charged with DWI in connection with fatal accident

Mackey Allen Keith, 61, is accused of driving while intoxicated when he hit a man who was crossing the mainlanes of Interstate 10.

1 dead, 1 injured in fatal crash in SE Houston

A driver is killed after failing to stay within a single lane and swerving into oncoming traffic, according to the Houston Police Department.

Suspects captured after leading HPD officers on chase in southeast Houston

Two suspects were taken into custody Tuesday following a police chase in southeast Houston.

Man accused of recording restaurant guest in restroom

Gerardo Andrade, 36, has been charged with improper photography.

Man charged after witnesses see woman yelling for help from moving car

Galveston police made an arrest after receiving calls about a woman hanging out of a window of a moving car and yelling for help.

18-wheeler topples over, losing load of beer

The Katy Freeway was shut down for hours overnight when crews had to clean up loads of beer a truck spilled.

FBISD: Power outage at Dulles complex of schools

Classes were delayed Tuesday morning after a power outage at the Dulles complex of schools, according to Fort Bend ISD officials.

Multi-vehicle accident temporarily shuts down Katy Freeway EB at Mason

All main lanes of the Katy Freeway eastbound at Mason Road were temporarily blocked Tuesday morning due to a multi-vehicle accident.

6 people shot after fight in Boss Nightclub & Sports Bar parking lot

Harris County sheriff's deputies were investigating after multiple people were shot in a nightclub parking lot Sunday morning.

Couple escapes burning home

Arson crews are investigating the cause of a house fire in northwest Houston.

Apple to include 'mobile wallet' feature in new iPhone

The new iPhone is expected to allow users make credit card payments straight from their phone in some stores.

Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast

Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.

Officials find man's body after search in Lake Conroe

Officials say they have recovered the body of a man who went underwater in Lake Conroe Monday and didn't come back up.

New report reveals details, recommendations about Southwest Inn Fire

After more than year, a new report has been released about the massive Southwest Inn fire that took the lives of four Houston firefighters and how the department is hoping to prevent another tragedy.

HFD union president announces resignation, claims he was threatened

Bryan Sky-Eagle said he is resigning partly because of other firefighters threatening him.

What you need to know about your child's day care

How much do you know about the person or day care that watches your children?

Heirloom watch returned to man 3 years after being stolen

It's a story that sounds too good to be true, but it isn't.

Brawl in Whataburger parking lot caught on camera

A brawl erupts inside a popular fast food hangout in Cypress.

DPS: No more waiting in line for driver's license road test at DMV

The state of Texas is making it faster for teens to get their driver's license and for Texans to get through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Missing woman with dementia found safe

A woman with dementia who walked away from a home in Sienna Plantation Monday morning has been found safe.

Rescued collies start road to recovery

Dozens of collies removed under a federal court order from a Tomball woman's home Friday are now on the road to recovery.

Taco truck worker recovering after being shot

Police are searching for leads after a woman says she was robbed and shot while working at a taco truck in southwest Houston.

Wet weather expected remainder of week

Monday's high is expected to be 92 with a twenty percent chance of rain.

New Texas laws that take effect Sept. 1

See a list of the new laws that take effect on Sept. 1, 2014:

2 tasty creations win State Fair of Texas honors

A Cajun creation and funnel cake flavored beer have won the culinary competition ahead of this year's State Fair of Texas.

Tropical Depression No. 5 forms in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded the tropical disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico to a tropical depression, calling it Tropical Depression Five.

2 teens injured after falling out of carnival ride

Two teenagers are recovering after being injured when they fell out of a carnival ride at a West Texas church bazaar.

Child, 11, drowns in San Jacinto River

Deputies say an 11-year-old boy drowned Sunday afternoon in the San Jacinto River near Beaumont Highway.

Kraft voluntarily recalls American Singles slices

Kraft Food Groups has announced it is voluntary recalling 7,691 cases of Kraft American singles.

Visible tattoo ban starts for San Antonio police officers

Beginning this month, the San Antonio Police department is banning officers from having visible tattoos.

Suspects smash into gas station convenience store during robbery

Owners of a north Houston convenience store are cleaning up after a group of thieves crashed into the store early Monday morning.

Officials: Body of missing kayaker found in Cypress Creek

Texas EquuSearch resumed its search Monday morning and found the body of a kayaker just a few yards from where he went missing in Cypress Creek.

Critics question Abbott's 2010 Houston voter raid

A previously unreported 2010 state raid of a Houston effort to register low-income voters is raising concerns from critics that the Republican favorite to become the next governor of Texas used his post to suppress voter registration efforts that could favor Democrats.

Texas voter ID trial begins as elections ramp up

A major election year in Texas has overshadowed an upcoming trial on the fate of the state's tough new voter ID law, with a judge set to determine whether it safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout.

Doctors offer advice to prevent CrossFit injuries

As the high-intensity strength and conditioning workout CrossFit explodes in popularity, so do the emergency room visits.

American Airlines stops most free hot meals

You may want to pack a snack if you are flying American Airlines.

Police investigate smash-and-grab robbery at NE Houston restaurant

Police are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at a northeast Houston Popeyes restaurant.

Liberty County deputy impersonators invade home

Local 2 is learning more about a bizarre investigation in Liberty County where a couple says two fake officers raided their home.

Study finds more arsenic in wells near drilling

North Texas water wells within two miles of active gas drilling sites contain higher concentrations of arsenic and other carcinogens, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in northwest Harris County.

2-alarm fire at southeast Houston shopping center

Crews are investigating a two-alarm fire at a southeast Houston shopping center.

2 officers collide with pickup truck in Greenspoint

Police are investigating after two officers collide with a pickup truck in Greenspoint.

Marching band members protest halftime show

High school football just isn't the same without the marching band, but at Saturday night's game against Wheatley High School, eight members of the Yates High School marching band decided to march to the beat of their own drums.

Drone camera captures waterside house fire

Several fire departments were called to help put out a massive fire at a waterside home in Dickinson.

Soggy start to holiday weekend brings fewer crowds to Galveston Island

A somewhat soggy start to the Labor Day weekend brought fewer crowds to Galveston Island on Saturday, the first day of the three-day holiday weekend.

Scattered showers, thunderstorms developing across Houston area

Heavy rain and thunderstorm activity largely missed the Greater Houston area Saturday afternoon.

Mexican cartels ramp up human smuggling business

Human smuggling has started to comprise a larger share of the cash fueling Mexico's warring cartels, according to U.S. agents familiar with the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote.

Cruz addresses influential conservative event

An address by firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz keynotes the closing day of an influential conservative group's national summit.

Corpus Christi native tapped to run ICE

A Corpus Christi native is poised to become the first Latina to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Driver dies after crashing into minivan

A pickup truck driver is dead after colliding with a minivan in northwest Harris County.

Driver hospitalized after colliding with 18-wheeler

According to deputies, a man was driving a Lexus on Fry Road when he didn't see a slower moving 18-wheeler preparing to make a turn and slammed into the back end of the truck.

2 men injured after knife fight in northeast Houston

Two men are injured after a man pulls out a knife during a house party in northeast Houston.

Boat catches fire under Kemah Bridge

Cellphone video obtained by Local 2 captured the moments a 50-foot boat was engulfed in flames with thick black smoke pouring into the air under the Kemah Bridge.

More than 65 dogs removed from home in Tomball area

Volunteers rescued more than 65 collies from a northwest Harris County home after the owner was forced by a court order to give them up.

Holiday means it will be a No Refusal weekend

Officers will try to cut down on drunk driving throughout Labor Day Weekend.

Arrest made in fatal shooting from 1995

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a shooting that happened almost 19 years ago.

Boy sentenced to probation for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

A Montgomery County juvenile court sentenced a 14-year-old boy Tuesday to probation until he's 18.

HPD releases identity of man who damaged Lakewood Church bookstore

A man was taken into custody Thursday after he allegedly damaged property at Lakewood Church. The man walked into the bookstore on the property and began breaking items, authorities said.

Travelers brace for busy Labor Day Weekend

About 2.1 million Texans will hit the road this Labor Day Weekend.

Bronze statue stolen from NW Harris County community

Authorities are asking for the public's help in recovering a large bronze statue stolen from the Coles Crossing community this week.

'Virtual kidnappers' targeting Houstonians in fraud scheme to wire money

The Houston FBI seeks to warn the public about a rise in 'virtual kidnapping' fraud schemes and the recent targeting of Houstonians in these schemes.

Clouded leopard cubs to go on display at Houston Zoo

Twelve-week-old cubs Koshi and Senja are enjoying their final days behind the scenes at the zoo.

Cleveland Regional Medical Center closes until further notice

Cleveland residents are upset and worried after learning their local hospital has shut its doors.

HPD: Man who drove away with kids in day care van charged with kidnapping

The suspect accused of stealing a day care van with five children inside appeared in court overnight.  Brenton Alex Simmons, 24, was charged with five counts of kidnapping.

Alvin ISD staff member accused of inappropriate relationship with student

The Alvin Independent School District has confirmed that a staff member is being investigated for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Freebie Friday: Labor Day Weekend edition

Monday is not only Labor Day, it's also National Yoga Day. We've got two opportunities for you to strike a pose for free in celebration.

Memorial Hermann Hospital: Employee accesses 10,000 patient medical records

A hospital spokesperson tells Local 2 the hospital learned a former employee had accessed the electronic medical records of 10,604 patients outside of the employee's normal job duties.

Former Crystal Beach fire chief faces two felony indictments

Investigators say the former chief took thousands of dollars that were supposed to be used for the protection of this community and instead funneled the cash into a Louisiana casino.

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy.

Abbott backs out of televised debate with Davis

Republican Greg Abbott has backed out of a statewide televised debate in the Texas governor's race with Democrat Wendy Davis.

Juvenile riding bike struck by car in Cypress

A juvenile riding a bike was struck by a car in Cypress, Harris County sheriff's deputies confirm.

Police chase ends in fiery crash on Westheimer

A police chase near the Galleria ended in a fiery crash early Friday morning.

PD: Man stabs ex-girlfriend's new lover at Pearland home

A man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, then causing a SWAT situation at her Pearland home.

Houston Rodeo names Dan Cheney as new COO

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has found someone to fill the position that will be left open by Leroy Shafer when he retires.

LCISD: Students taken to another school after power outage at Austin Elementary

Students at Austin Elementary School in Lamar Consolidated ISD were sent to another school Friday after a power outage in the building.

Wanted Texas sex offender arrested in Mexico

A 49-year-old man wanted in Hill County for failing to register as a sex offender, burglary and a parole violation has been arrested in Mexico after eluding capture for almost 10 years.

Houston police chief seeks body camera funding

The chief of the largest police force in Texas has moved to equip all of his officers with body cameras.

Sheriff: Texas minister charged in teen sex assault

Texas authorities have charged a Bastrop youth minister who they say had sex with a 16-year-old girl.

Katy man gets 20 years in synthetic drug deaths

A Katy man accused of selling synthetic drugs to customers in every state and distributing the chemicals that resulted in the overdose deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, North Dakota, area was sentenced Thursday to more than 20 years in prison.

Man charged with murder in case of woman's body found burned

A man is facing charges in the death of a woman whose burned body was found last year.

9-year-old who called 911 inside carjacked vehicle speaks out

Local 2 spoke exclusively with the 9-year-old who called 911 from inside a carjacked vehicle Wednesday night.

Burglary suspect leaves behind passenger with broken leg after crash

Police are searching for the burglary suspect who crashed a truck into a railroad crossing arm in east Houston and left a passenger behind with a broken leg.

Burglar breaks into grocery store for beer

 A man who smashed his way into a southwest Houston grocery store is on the loose, police say he did it only to steal beer.

Police officers crash while chasing stolen car

Two Houston police officers were involved in a crash while chasing the driver of a stolen truck.

Traffic Alert: Fuel spill on service road of North Freeway at Hardy Toll Road

The service road of the North Freeway inbound at Hardy Toll Road is expected to be closed for at least five hours due to an 18-wheeler accident, according to TxDot.

Crooks smash into restaurant, steal shrimp

According to police, an unknown number of suspects backed a truck up to the front door, smashed their way inside, and stole some shrimp from the business.

Woman: Police not called fast enough after lewd act

A Fort Bend County woman is angry police were not called sooner after she reported a man exposing himself inside an arts and craft store.

Teens celebrate Senior League World Series win

A parade fit for a champion -- that's exactly what the West University Little League senior all-stars received Thursday evening after winning the Senior League World Series title earlier this month.

Girl, 5, wanders away from Galveston ISD school to get 'Dora' calendar

A 5-year-old girl is safe after she managed to leave school unnoticed and walk home in the rain.

Houston Zoo, Texas Medical Center doctors team up to treat orangutan

The oldest orangutan at the Houston Zoo is recovering after being treated by doctors at the Texas Medical Center.

Scattered showers and storms throughout the day

Scattered showers and storms will continue to dominate the weather picture in southeast Texas into the Labor Day weekend.

2 men sought for stealing guns from storage facility

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for two men who broke into a self storage facility Wednesday night and got away with almost two dozen rifles, pistols and shotguns, including at least one assault rifle.

Residents dealing with dirty water want reduced bills

Neighbors in the Heritage Park subdivision don't think they should be charged for the water they had to run to get rid of dirt and sediment in pipes.

Houston Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler hosts blood drive

Houston Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler is the face of the '100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope' campaign.

School bus driver who crashed into tree won't face charges

Local 2 News has learned the driver of a privately owned school bus that crashed earlier this week will not be criminally charged.

Student crashes, rolls over Trans Am in front of local high school

Officers say the driver hit a curb, causing the rollover on Kelly Street in front of Barbara Jordan High School in north Houston.

Man charged with killing infant son appears in court

A Houston man is charged with murder and serious bodily injury in the death of his baby son

Gallery Furniture gives away first teachers' lounge makeover

Local 2 viewers voted Cloverleaf Elementary in Galena Park ISD as the winner. On Thursday the new couches, tables and chairs were delivered to the school.

Day care driver speaks out after stranger drives off with kids in van

A day care van driver is speaking out and warning others after a stranger drove away with five children she left alone in a running vehicle.

Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.

Texas school funding still ruled unconstitutional

A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer.

PD: Man fatally shoots girlfriend, kills self after SWAT standoff

A man who police say fatally shot his girlfriend has killed himself after a SWAT standoff on Houston's south side.

Woman in pickup flees after running over constable's foot outside school

A Precinct 6 deputy constable was injured Thursday when a driver struck her outside of a school in northwest Houston, authorities said.

HPD: Husband stabs, kills man who argued with his wife in McDonald's

A man is accused of stabbing another man to death inside a McDonald's in north Houston.

Suspects seen on video crawling through Mainland Pharmacy in Texas City

Texas City police need the public’s help tracking down two suspects who broke into a pharmacy.

Teen has screwdriver held to head, tied up during robbery in west Houston

Houston police are searching for two suspects who held a screwdriver to a teen’s head and robbed him at his west Houston home on Aug. 1.

Video: Boy upset about mom's pregnancy

Usually the announcement of a pregnancy is met with congratulatory feedback, that is unless your...

HPD releases identity of man accused of stealing van with 5 kids inside

Houston police have released the name of the man accused of stealing a day care van with five children inside from a southwest Houston fast food restaurant.

Mom's Facebook post gets child expelled

A Florida mother is outraged after her 4-year-old son was expelled from the private Christian preschool he attended because of something she posted on her personal Facebook page.

HPD: Missing elderly man found

Houston police have found an 83-year-old man who went missing on Monday.

HPD: Thieves load shopping cart with goods, walk out CVS without paying

Two men were arrested, but one remains on the run after stealing from a CVS Pharmacy in Montrose early Thursday.

Jogger finds body near park bench in the Heights

Houston police are investigating after a jogger discovered a man’s body in the Heights Thursday morning.

Thieves force their way into ice house in east Houston

One person is being questioned after thieves forced their way into an east Houston ice house.

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3-year-old struck with cancer experiences dream job

A 3-year-old who has been diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer was given the opportunity to experience his dream job.

Ranch land sales outside Houston area up

We know land inside the Loop is selling at record prices, but ranch land outside of Houston is currently a hot commodity, too.

Astros fans told to 'quiet down' at game take frustration to YouTube

A group of fans were told by a security guard at Monday night's Astros game to "quiet down" and stop heckling an opposing player. A couple of them were so upset they took their frustration to YouTube.

Ex-officer shot in face in 1993 charged with indecency

A former Houston police officer who was ambushed and shot in the face in 1993 at a police substation is now facing charges of attempt to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure.

Dad found not guilty in shooting death of drunken driver who killed kids

The jury returned a verdict Wednesday in the trial of a father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two young sons in a crash.  David Barajas was found not guilty.

Bus company involved in crash not registered with state

We're learning new details about the company that owns the bus that crashed Tuesday sending 19 kids to the hospital. State regulators say the bus was not authorized to transport students at all. Even while officers investigate the crash, Nancy's Bus Service is transporting children using at least…

Anonymous tip leads to marijuana grow fields

An anonymous tip led deputies to several marijuana grow fields in north Harris County.

Judge sets trial date for Robbie Tolan civil rights lawsuit

Robbie Tolan's civil rights case will be heard in federal court next year; a federal magistrate judge set the date Wednesday.

Should there be minimum age for children to shoot at gun ranges?

Like most Houston-area gun ranges, there is no age requirement. Children under 21 years old must be accompanied by an adult and if they're tall enough to see above the shooting shelf, they can shoot.

New grocery delivery service launches in Houston

Finding time to go to the grocery store can be tough for many of us. More and more people are opting for grocery delivery services and now there's a new one in town.

Second man arrested in connection to smoke shop clerk murder

A second man was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of a smoke shop clerk in Cypress.

Four business owners facing food stamp fraud charges

Investigators say the four were indicted by Harris County grand juries in July and August for their roles in stealing thousands of dollars from the federal government.

Police: Houston mom arrested after hitting crying baby in doctor's office

A Houston mother was arrested after she hit her crying baby while visiting a doctor's office.

Man superglues ATM key to steal personal account information

Police said a man in Victoria faces criminal charges for supergluing the enter key on numerous ATMs there.

Officials: Man deliberately drove his $1M Bugatti into Galveston waters

Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters near Galveston so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle.

EPA to clean up abandoned plant in Houston area

Federal officials have pledged to lead the cleanup of an abandoned waste facility near houses and a church.

Astros' fan spikes ball into ground during first pitch

A Houston Astros' fan throws out the first pitch and spikes it straight into the ground.

Family, pet parakeets escape fire at northwest Harris County home

A family is safe after managing to escape a fire in their northwest Harris County home.

Another chance for rain Wednesday

Low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring rain to the coast

HPD: Montrose area car burglar leaves behind his own vehicle while fleeing

Houston police were looking for a burglar that broke into at least three vehicles parked in the Montrose area overnight.

HPD: Man steals beers, threatens Taco Cabana employees with mop

A man is in custody, accused of threatening employees with a mop at a Taco Cabana in the Heights.

Employees evacuated after fire in basement of high-rise

A small fire in the basement of a high-rise in the Energy Corridor District prompted evacuations Wednesday morning.

Tire thefts cause thousands in damage, loss

Within the 36,000 motor vehicle burglaries reported to the Houston Police Department in 2013, there is a specific yet pervasive crime -- tire theft.

Are mosquito control chemicals killing bees in Montgomery County?

Some Montgomery County residents are worried about the effect new aggressive mosquito control tactics are having on beneficial insects like bees.

19 students, 1 adult injured after school bus hits tree

Nineteen students and one adult were transported to four hospitals Tuesday morning after a privately owned school bus hit a tree in the Memorial area.

Massive fire destroys warehouse in city of South Houston

A massive blaze Tuesday afternoon destroyed multiple businesses occupying a warehouse in the city of South Houston.

Boy, 5, with autism lost for hours on bus

One of the worst nightmares a mother can imagine is having no idea where your child is. For Carmen Rivera, she didn't know where 5-year-old Valentino -- who is autistic -- was for more than three hours.

Astrodome's future: County judge proposes world's largest indoor park

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett hosted a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce a new proposal for the Astrodome.

Rally For Justice held for Robbie Tolan

A rally was held in downtown Houston to support Robbie Tolan in his civil rights lawsuit against a white Bellaire police officer who shot him in 2008.

Prosecutors, defense rest in trial of dad accused of killing drunken driver

Closing arguments are expected to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of a man
accused of shooting the drunken driver who killed his two sons.

Deputies: Homeowner shoots intruder in north Houston

A homeowner opened fire on an alleged intruder in north Harris County.

No charges for off-duty officer who shot and killed teen

An off-duty officer who shot and killed a teenager at a northwest Harris County apartment complex in 2013 will not face any charges.

Father charged in infant son's death

A father has been arrested in connection with the death of his infant son.

Lawsuit filed over killing fields murders

An ongoing cold case will make its way to civil court.

2 drowning victims found near San Luis Pass

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of two men whose bodies were found near the San Luis Pass Tuesday morning.

West Houston McDonald's targeted by robbers

Two gunmen who robbed a McDonald's in the Westchase area are on the loose.

HPD recognizes its finest at awards ceremony

The Houston Police Department recognized more than 70 of its employees for their service to the city.

Zagat ranks Houston's best burgers

Did your favorite burger make the cut?

2 teens charged with vandalizing, setting fire at school in Clear Lake

Two teens were charged with felonies after breaking into their former school, then starting a fire and vandalizing the property, according to Houston police.

Man charged in Texas human-smuggling operation

A 34-year-old man is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in South Texas on charges that include murder, human smuggling and keeping undocumented workers as hostages.

Man arrested, charged in July homicide in SE Houston

Jeremy W. Miller, 23, faces murder charges in the killing of a 40-year-old man.

Elderly man with Alzheimer’s missing from southwest Houston

Houston police are searching for an elderly man with Alzheimer’s who went missing Monday.

Perry reveals details on his stylish new specs

So who's Texas Gov. Rick Perry wearing as part of his bookish new look?

Suspects jump into bayou, swim away from officers after chase

Houston police searched along a northeast Houston bayou Tuesday morning for three men believed to be connected to a burglary.

PD: Man shot in stomach in north Houston

Police are investigating after a man was shot at a north Houston residence.

Mom killed, baby injured in southwest Houston crash

Houston police are investigating a fatal accident that happened in southwest Houston Tuesday morning.

Man killed at apartment complex, killer on the loose

Police are searching for leads after discovering a man dead at a southeast Houston apartment complex.

Firefighters successfully rescue dog stuck in tire

Seasoned Houston firefighters at Station 51 thought they'd seen it all until a frantic good Samaritan dropped off a sweet, defenseless puppy with it's head stuck in a tire.

Harris County deputies track down GameStop burglary suspects

Three burglary suspects are in custody after deputies said they broke into a video game store in north Harris County Monday night.

Local 2 Investigates helps woman keep her home

With her home set to be auctioned off next Tuesday, Vanessa Tousant called Local 2 Investigates for help.

Parsons wins fourth Emmy, makes Houston proud

Actor Jim Parsons is making the University of Houston proud again.

Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Highway 59 northbound at Chimney Rock

A multi-vehicle accident has backed up traffic in the inbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway at Chimney Rock.

Dangerous cat terrorizes neighborhood attacking people, pets

A man says a neighborhood cat attacked him Monday morning as he was walking his dogs about 8:30 a.m. in the Heights.

Rain chances increase Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday morning begins dry, but the chance of rain increases throughout the day.

Cell phone confiscation policies vary from district to district

Our story about how much local school districts collected in fines after confiscating cell phones from students in class is getting plenty of buzz from parents, teachers and administrators. We're hearing from you about the issue of classroom distractions.

Houston-area school districts explain cellphone fines

Depending on the school, children may or may not be able to use a cellphone on campus, but Texas Education Code states that any school in the state can confiscate a student's phone and charge a fee to get it back.

Police: Store clerk shoots would-be robber

Houston police said an armed convenience store clerk not only foiled an attempted robbery, but wound up putting the would-be robber in the hospital.

2 children taken to wrong day cares

Spring Independent School District is reviewing after-school pickup procedures after a 5-year-old and another child ended up at the wrong day care on the first day of class.

New education push starts with pre-K

School districts, businesses and community organizations are joining together to jump start education for Houston children when they are just toddlers.

Cristobal strengthens into hurricane off Bahamas

Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic as it moved away from the Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind flooded communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least three fatalities.

Crossing guard celebrates 40th anniversary at HISD school

A Houston crossing guard celebrated her 40th anniversary with HISD Monday.

3 arrested in Montgomery County robberies, 1 still at large

Three teenagers have been arrested after committing two alleged robberies in Montgomery County on Sunday. Deputies say the trio is additionally being identified as suspects in numerous other similar aggravated robberies of individuals in Montgomery and Harris Counties.

Surveillance video released of suspects in pastor killing

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed a beloved pastor in northwest Harris County.

Alleged robber shot by store employees in NW Houston

Two suspects in a cell phone robbery were chased down and one of them shot at a Fiesta grocery store in northwest Houston.

Walmart supercenter in new development near Galleria area

Construction on the new Shoppes at Uptown Crossing is moving quickly.

Man impaled by saw blade while doing construction work in Galleria area

Houston firefighters were on the roof of a Galleria area strip center rescuing a man Monday morning.

Police search for suspects; lockdown lifted at Forest Brook Middle School

The lockdown at Forest Brook Middle School has been lifted as Houston police officers search for men who allegedly robbed a cell phone store.

28 HISD schools begin dual-language program

For many students in the Houston Independent School District, their first day of school was a multi-cultural experience.

Couple protecting neighbor's home shoots, kills alleged intruder

A man is recovering in the hospital after getting shot while allegedly burglarizing someone' home.

One man arrested, another on the run after chase

Police arrest one man after a chase, but are still looking for another person.

Man steals camper with homeowner inside

A Crosby man has been charged for stealing a camper trailer off a property in Liberty County with the homeowner inside.

Man charged in shooting death of smoke shop clerk in NW Harris County

Deputies arrested a man after a clerk was shot and killed at a northwest Harris County smoke shop. Investigators believe the suspect may be responsible for other smoke shop robberies in the area.

Mom who left 6-month-old alone inside hot SUV at mall appears in court

The woman who left her 6-month-old baby alone in a hot car at Meyerland Plaza has been charged with abandonment and endangering a child. Abiola Alabi appeared before judge Monday morning.

Unconscious person rescued from tunnel in downtown Houston

Emergency crews rescued an unconscious person from a tunnel in downtown Houston.


Rick Perry's attorneys want indictment dismissed

Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.

Local 2 anchors make their Emmy Awards picks!

The Emmy Awards are on Local 2 Monday night and our anchors are getting in on the fun.

Houston man receives 25-year prison sentence for home invasions

A Houston man is convicted of aggravated robbery after targeting residents living in Katy apartment complexes.

Woman charged in kidnapping of neighbor

Corpus Christi police say a woman kidnapped and tortured her neighbor for information about a missing debit card.

HPD seeks driver from fatal hit-and-run accident

A 21-year-old man died after a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 10 on Sunday.

61-year-old man dies in motorcycle accident

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that happened Aug. 21 on the 1800 block Turning Basin Drive in east Houston.

Man found in Buffalo Bayou identified

Police are investigating the cause of a man's death after his body was recovered from a bayou.

HPD investigating fatal traffic accident in Kingwood

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident in Kingwood.

Arrest made after body found in Texas City

A 30-year-old man faces murder charges for allegedly killing a 61-year-old man.

1 juvenile, 2 adults arrested after break in at Bellaire Medical

Three suspects were nabbed early Monday after they were caught breaking into a doctor’s office in southwest Houston, according to Houston police.

KPRC reporters, Houston personalities take Ice Bucket Challenge

Local 2 reporters and anchors as well as Houston personalities take on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS!

FBI: Suspects on the loose after robbing Chasewood Bank in Champions

FBI agents are searching for two suspects who robbed a bank in Champions Monday morning.

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Spring

Deputies are investigating an accident that killed a motorcyclist in Spring early Monday.

Houston teachers turn to Internet 'crowdfunding' for supply requests

With the first day of classes arriving, Texas schoolteachers in need of books, calculators and Kleenex are turning to the Internet to pay for them.

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