The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday.
Sleep is the time when the body can rest and rejuvenate. But when kids don't get enough sleep, it sets the stage for a variety of problems, including depression, weight gain and declining school performance.
After an in-depth investigation, the inspector general's office has found proof that a VA employee in Houston manipulated and falsified documents involving disability benefits for more than 100 local veterans.
A Texas City ISD middle school was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat. As a precautionary measure, Blocker's students and staff were evacuated to Texas City High School while police investigate.
Houston police are still looking for one person of interest wanted in the fatal shooting of a landscaper back in February. Homicide detectives were originally looking for two persons of interest, but a woman was located, interviewed and released without charges.
Mayor Annise Parker is leading a Greater Houston Partnership Investment and Trade Delegation to South Korea and Japan with a 30-member delegation of local elected officials and business community leaders.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has received more than $1 million in campaign contributions from recipients of a state economic development fund that was the focus of a critical state audit.
A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.
Police have released surveillance photos of a woman who is a person of interest wanted in the fatal shooting of a landscaper back in February. Police are also seeking the whereabouts of a man they have identified.
When Karen went to the Bolivar Peninsula on Wednesday for a relaxing getaway, she wasn't expecting to come face-to-face with one of America's most wanted men. She did, however, when Jesse Matthew drove by her at the beach.
An abandoned trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken was towed to a landfill Friday after sitting at a western Montana truck stop for possibly a month or longer, and its contents were dumped in a freshly dug pit.
Classrooms are supposed to be where learning takes place, not where students punch teachers in the face. But that's exactly what happened Thursday inside a classroom at Spring ISD's Westfield High School.
Just a day after police in Charlottesville, Virginia, released a wanted poster and a warrant for his arrest, authorities say they have captured a 32-year-old man in connection to the kidnapping of a University of Virginia student.
For years now the Sharpstown area in southwest Houston has been known as a hot spot for crime. In fact, earlier this year Local 2 revealed that Sharpstown saw more crimes last year than any other neighborhood in town.
In the NBC show 'The Mysteries of Laura,' Debra Messing plays a single mom trying to balance her work life and her personal life. She wears a badge as she's playing a cop, but it's what else she's wearing that has a lot of people talking. In a teaser for Wednesday night's episode, Messing was seen…
Jimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September, including four in the Houston area and one in College Station.
A legal ruling by Texas' highest criminal court says someone shooting video up a woman's skirt in a public place is protected by the U.S. Constitution and that interpretation means the Harris County District Attorney's office expects several upskirting cases in the system to be dismissed.
Members of Houston City Council's public safety committee heard the radio transmission between firefighters as a roof collapsed at the Southwest Inn motel in 2013. The collapse led to the deadliest day in the history of the Houston Fire Department.
Harris County is suing a downtown nightclub that was raided last Friday night. County leaders held a news conference Tuesday to announce the suit, and they say they want to force the owners of the nightclub Kryptonite to obey the law.
Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
They say they always wanted a large family, and now one Houston-area family is taking unusual steps to make their dream a reality. Anchor Lauren Freeman explores how social media is helping them fund their family, Thursday on Local 2 News at 10...