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Family honors 5-year-old sister, daughter after her body was found in marina

A family is honoring a 5-year-old sister and daughter after she was found in the marina near the Kemah Boardwalk on April 23. 

Blue Bell supporters organize prayer vigil after temporary shutdown of facility

Blue Bell supporters will be praying for the company's well-being in Brenham Saturday morning. 

Car slams into ambulance with patient inside

A driver slams into an ambulance transporting a patient in Southwest Houston.

Sheriff Garcia: 6 HCSO employees terminated over inmate abuse

Sheriff Adrian Garcia has announced that the two sergeants in the center of the inmate abuse case and four additional supervisors have been terminated.

Computer glitch causes Starbucks stores to close

The hashtag "#TheFrappening" was trending on social media Friday night after Starbucks suddenly shut down thousands of locations nationwide.

Elementary school teacher arrested amid allegations

A teacher at Oleson Elementary School has been accused of inappropriate behavior with a student, and that staff member was removed from the classroom.

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

HCSO: Husband accidentally shoots wife after believing intruder was inside home

A man accidentally shot his wife, thinking she was an intruder inside their northwest Harris County home, deputies said.

Severe weather bound for Houston late Friday evening

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Trinity and Walker counties until 5:45 p.m. Friday. A Tornado Watch is in effect for Madison, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties until 10 p.m. Friday.

Katy ISD students learn about crime scene investigation

High school students from Katy ISD dove into the world of criminal investigation in the district's first forensics CSI day.

Professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails entire class

A professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails an entire class, and he outlines his reasons in a fiery email sent to those students.

Blue Bell receives support after temporary shutdown of facility

One of Houston's biggest hometown businesses is showing their support for the little creamery in Brenham.

Owners accused of exporting sensitive US technologies to Iran

The FBI, IRS and Commerce Department arrested two owners of Houston-based Smart Power Systems in Spring Branch during a raid.

East Houston neighborhood targeted by burglars

A Houston police officer believes he has solved a string of burglaries in an east Houston neighborhood with the arrest of a man who was staying in a nearby motel.

Mother of deadly crash suspect speaks

The lives of two families changed forever at the intersection of Antoine Drive and Fallbrook Drive in northwest Harris County on Thursday.

Galleria 'Biker Bandit' sentenced to 78 months in prison

The man the FBI dubbed the "Biker Bandit" was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Friday for robbing a bank inside the Houston Galleria Mall at gunpoint.

HISD threatens summer school for students who opt out of STAAR testing

Leaders with the Houston Independent School District sent a stern reminder to parents Friday about state-mandated standardized testing.

Robert Durst to be moved to new jail

Accused murderer Robert Durst will soon have a new jail cell to call home.

Car plows into eye business in SW Harris County

Employees at an eyeglasses store in southwest Harris County received quite the surprise Friday afternoon when a car plowed into the store.

Vehicle crashes into building in Friendswood

An SUV crashed into the front of an OBGYN clinic in Friendswood on Friday.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream issues recall after listeria found

Another creamery has just issued a voluntary recall after the listeria bacteria was found in one of their products.

Son accused in 2012 murder of graduate student appears in court

A son accused of playing a role in the 2012 murder of a graduate student appeared in court Friday.
Nasim Irsan is charged with murder in the death of Gelareh Bagheerzadeh.

Car crashes into donut shop in Pearland

Pearland firefighters were on the scene after a car crashed into a donut shop Friday morning.

Man charged in wreck that killed innocent driver during police chase

A man has been charged with murder after deputies said he led police on a chase that ended in a multivehicle crash in which an innocent 22-year-old woman was killed.

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Police respond to suspicious package at Statue of Liberty

New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package at the Statue of Liberty.

Former President George W. Bush takes center stage at literacy event

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is calling in the big guns for her literacy foundation. Her son was part of an impressive lineup for an event held in Houston Thursday evening.

Feds file charges against 22 robbery suspects, 1 fugitive remains at large

Federal authorities said they have arrested five crews of men who they suspect of robbing stores and stealing guns.  Charges have been filed against 22 suspects, and one of them, Michael Cornelious, remains on the run.

Suspect charged in shooting death of man found in ditch in Sunnyside

Charges have been filed against a suspect accused of shooting and killing a man whose body was found Tuesday in a ditch in Sunnyside.

Pricey plan looks to alleviate Houston interstate congestion

Texas transportation officials have unveiled a bold plan to reconfigure a major interstate through downtown Houston that would place lanes below ground level, alleviate congestion and give the city a dramatic face lift.

I-45 major overhaul plan unveiled

TxDOT has revealed their plans to help relieve traffic on the North Freeway in what could be the largest freeway rebuilding project ever in Houston.

Grand jury clears 2 Dallas police officers in fatal shooting

A grand jury has declined to indict two Dallas police officers who fatally shot a man armed with a screwdriver last year.

Texan convicted in death of estranged wife, body never found

A Central Texas man has been convicted of murder in the death of his estranged wife who's been missing since 2010.

Original Pegasus sign to go back on display in Dallas

A Pegasus sign that was perched atop a downtown Dallas building for 65 years has been restored and will once again be on display.

Fort Worth crew rescues stranded ATV riders in river

Fort Worth authorities have rescued two men who became stranded after trying to cross a river on their all-terrain vehicles.

3 kidnap Austin man they confuse for suspected drug dealer

Authorities say three men mistakenly kidnapped an Austin man they apparently confused for a suspected drug dealer.

Man with gunshot wound in back drives himself to hospital

A man was found in a car outside a hospital with a gunshot wound Friday morning.

Jury convicts teen of killing girl pregnant with his twins

A jury convicted a teenage boy Thursday night of killing a Pearland girl who was pregnant with his twins.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Samuel Cervantes

Congratulations to KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner, Samuel Cervantes a determined student who works part-time to earn money for college and managed to place fifth in his class.

Do-it-yourself Girl Scout Cookies coming soon

A new bake-it-yourself Girl Scout cookie oven willl be available at Wal-Mart, Target and Toys "R" Us stores this summer.

MCSO: 2 people arrested after 41 grams of heroin found in residence

Two people were arrest Wednesday after a narcotics investigation took place in Montgomery County. 

Local business restores Little League baseball field's electricity after copper theft

A copper theft at a Northeast Harris County baseball field left some Little Leaguers in the dark and put their season in jeopardy – but a local business owner stepped into save the day.

Going undercover to test auto mechanics

We’ve all been there. Something is wrong with our car and we take it to the mechanic. Suddenly there is a long list of repairs. Some of us have wondered if we really needed all that work, so KPRC 2 put mechanics to the test.

1962 Chevy Impala restored to owners just hours after theft

A 1962 Chevy Impala was returned to its owners after it was stolen from Katy and Chip McDaniel’s driveway in Jersey Village on Thursday.

Boater saves two stranded kayakers, hailed as hero

A boater is being called a hero after jumping into action and saving two stranded kayakers in the middle of Galveston Bay.

Driver with child in vehicle crashes into bayou

KPRC 2 obtained the 911 call a woman made after she saw an SUV carrying a child crash into a bayou in Brazoria County on April 17.

Vacant METRO Pinemont park-and-ride lot to be sold to Harris County

In a controversial deal, METRO board members have approved the sale of Pinemont park-and-ride to Harris County. 

Priest at Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston headed to new position

An announcement came all the way from the Vatican to Houston Thursday. A priest at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is headed to a new position.

SJCSO: Man arrested after investigation into dead horse on his property

A man was charged with animal cruelty after deputies said they investigated a dead horse that was on his property. 

CyFair ISD collecting controversial prom T-shirts after parent concerns

A local school district is doing damage control after a T-shirt some call offensive was distributed to students at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in the past week. 

Report: Alarm at G.H.W. Bush home broken for 13 months

The alarm at former President George H.W. Bush's Texas home was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a report released Thursday by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general.

WNBA player, Houston native Brittney Griner, and her fiancee arrested

Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner, of Houston, and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb.

Tilman Fertitta announces multimillion-dollar development in Uptown, Galleria area

Houston businessman Tilman Fertitta announced the groundbreaking for a new multimillion-dollar development project in the Uptown and Galleria area on Thursday.

Police investigate deadly shooting along Southwest Freeway

Houston police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened along the Southwest Freeway Thursday morning.

Bicyclist dies after being struck by police car in southeast Houston

Surveillance video obtained exclusively by KPRC 2 News shows just how dark the intersection is where a Houston police officer hit and killed a cyclist Thursday morning in southeast Houston.

Blue Bell to temporarily shut down Brenham plant for testing, training

Blue Bell Creameries announced Friday is the last day the ice cream company's plant in Brenham will be open before it temporarily shuts down.

Mother of 4 children killed trying to fight off armed robber

A 40-year-old mother died Wednesday evening after Houston police said she tried to fight off a robber at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

FBI: 2 women arrested in 4 bank robberies in Galleria area

Police have arrested two women believed to be responsible for four bank robberies Thursday afternoon, all in the Galleria area.

Injured worker rescued from trench in east Houston

There were tense moments for a construction worker in east Houston who had to be rescued after he broke his leg inside a 10-foot trench Thursday.

Body of 5-year-old found in marina near Kemah Boardwalk

A family preparing a sailboat for a long voyage will now plan for a little 5-year-old girl's funeral after she was found in the marina near the Kemah Boardwalk Thursday morning. 

'Early Morning Loving' prostitutes robbed men who solicited services, police say

Two women were arrested Thursday after an investigation into a tip about local prostitutes robbing men who solicited their services, detectives said.

Man arrested after conducting fake traffic stop, impersonating deputy

A man was arrested Wednesday night after deputies caught him pretending to be a deputy during a fake traffic stop.

Employees asked to shelter in place for over an hour after odor reported at Bayer plant in Baytown

Employees in the Makrolon unit at the Bayer Baytown Industrial Complex were told to shelter in place for over an hour after an odor was reported Thursday afternoon.

Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation plus a $100,000 fine for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Nurse bursts into tears after seeing paralyzed patient walk for first time

Bailey Murrill had been paralyzed from the waist down for 11 days with no explanation as to why she lost the ability to walk.

PD: Deputy hurt in accident near downtown Houston

A Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy has been hurt in an accident near downtown Houston, according to law enforcement officials.

Houston now bustling with new delivery options for products on demand

Delivery services are all the rage right now from groceries to prescriptions, even alcohol. Just say the word and you can have whatever you desire delivered to your doorstep.

Baby spiders emerge after spider is squashed

A video going viral shows several baby spiders dispersing after the mother is squashed by a broom.

Copper theft puts Little League players' season in jeopardy

A copper theft at a Northeast Harris County baseball field has left some Little Leaguers in the dark and put their season in jeopardy.

Local Facebook users create alternative to Craigslist

Julia Goodman loves to get a good deal. She knows sometimes the best way to get one is to buy and sell used items.

Michael Brown's parents sue over son's death

The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a national protest movement.

2 Dallas police officers fired, inappropriate relationships

Two Dallas police officers have been fired following disciplinary hearings that determined both had inappropriate personal relationships.

Southwest tops Street 1Q forecasts

Southwest is spending about a buck less on every gallon of fuel, and that's helping the airline post record profits quarter after quarter.

Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

An attorney for jailed real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges have been dropped against the millionaire, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges.

KPRC's Senior Scholarship Winner: Anisha Thornbar

Congratulations to Anisha Thornabar, a senior at Sharpstown International School and the first KPRC Senior Scholarship Winner!

Oil painting of HPD horse up for auction

An oil painting of Smash, a horse with the Houston Police Department’s Mounted Patrol is up for auction.

Moe's Southwest Grill giving away free burritos for grand opening in Katy

Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving away free burritos for a year to its first 100 customers at its new location in Katy.

Man shot to death at northwest Houston apartment

A man was shot to death at a northwest Houston apartment.

U.S. Coast Guard transports man to hospital after he begins coughing blood

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man from an oil tanker in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage Wednesday after he began coughing up blood.

Neighbors believe 3 burglaries in their area were done by same people

Residents who live off State Road 242 near I-45 in Montgomery County are warning others who live in the area to be on the lookout for some brazen burglars.

Car lot owner helps woman keep her car, gets thanks from people around the nation

When Rich Hutchins walked into a bank and ended up helping a complete stranger he was only trying to be kind.  He wasn't expecting the reaction he's received from other complete strangers from around the country.

Man charged with setting two fires in the same day

A man was arrested Wednesday for setting fires at a Party City and a Walmart on April 18.  

Man accused of stealing softball items, trying to sell them on Craigslist

A man was arrested and charged with theft after he stole a custom-made catcher’s mitt and a girl’s jersey from a car on April 13.

Man jailed, accused of sexual relationship with 15-year-old child

A 23-year-old Alvin man is behind bars, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old child.

22-year-old charged with leaving child alone at playground

A 22-year-old is charged with endangering a child after Humble police say he left a 4-year-old unattended at a playground.

Police arrest, charge 30-year-old in 2013 homicide case

Houston police need your help finding a car that could lead to a murder suspect.

Crews dismantle billboard, remove bee hive in downtown

Crews dismantled a huge billboard in downtown Houston Wednesday morning to rescue a swarm of bees.

HPD: Man pretended to be officer, tried to get into Rockets game

A man was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer Tuesday night after police say he tried to get into the Rockets game by pretending to be an officer. 

J.J. Watt surprises national anthem-singing kid, who has epic reaction

Nicholas Connors, 12, crushed the national anthem before Tuesday night's Houston Rockets game against the Dallas Mavericks and was shocked to hear from a famous fan.

Wharton ISD staff member removed from campus

A Wharton Independent School District staff member has been removed from campus after some sort of misconduct.

Houston police obtained search warrant to enter game room, arrest owner

KPRC 2 has learned Houston police obtained a search warrant before entering a southeast Houston game room on Jan. 20 and arresting the owner for marijuana possession.

Blue Bell fallout continues, illnesses traced back for years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found several illnesses linked to Blue Bell ice cream going back to 2010, including three deaths in Kansas and several sick in Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma.

KPRC 2 sponsors HPD K-9 Gunnar

KPRC 2's family just got a new member. We're proud to announce we're sponsoring a Houston Police Department K-9 for the next year!

Teen arrested after escaping ICE custody at Bush IAH

A teen boy broke free from authorities at Bush Intercontinental Airport, causing a stir Tuesday afternoon.

YES Prep teacher fired, allegedly had improper relationship with student

Channel 2 has learned that a second YES Prep teacher has been fired in a week for allegedly having an improper relationship with a female student. 

Dad, son charged with murder in high-profile deaths of Iranian activist, friend

Channel 2 Investigates has learned a man connected to the cold case murders of Gelareh Bagherzadeh and Coty Beavers has just been charged with capital murder. His wife, son and daughter are also facing charges.

Authorities seize wrong Mexican girl for forced return to Houston

A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of the Houston woman who claimed her.

18-wheeler fire closes WB feeder lanes of Highway 225 at Independence Parkway

An 18-wheeler fire on the feeder lanes of Highway 225 closed all the westbound lanes at Independence Parkway on Wednesday afternoon, according to Deer Park police. 

New prosecutors in AG Paxton probe after friend's recusal

A state district judge has picked two Houston attorneys to take over the case against Ken Paxton, whose first months as chief lawyer in Texas has been shadowed by allegations that he broke the law. His spokesman has denounced the accusations as outrageous.

UTMB: Researchers developed Ebola treatment effective after infection

Researchers have developed a treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus, according to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 

Man charged in sexual assault of child at Michael's store

Houston police have identified the man they say followed a young girl into a bathroom at a store, then fondled the child.

34-year-old charged in 2008 deadly shooting on Sugar Branch

Investigators charged a man Wednesday with shooting and killing a teenager after an argument in 2008. 

34-year-old charged in 2008 deadly shooting on Sugar Branch

Investigators charged a man Wednesday with shooting and killing a teenager after an argument in 2008. 

5 hospitalized after rollover accident in northwest Houston

Five people have been transported to the hospital after a rollover accident in northwest Houston, according to Houston firefighters.

Man, 38, charged with capital murder in fatal shootings of father, son

A man is charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of a father and son in southeast Houston.

Police looking for person of interest in 2014 deadly shooting

Houston police are looking for a person of interest in a 2014 deadly shooting in northwest Houston. 

Man fatally shot in ambush in NW Houston

The search is on for a gunman who opened fire on a young man as he was coming home from work in northwest Houston.

HFD: Man suffers burns in 2-alarm condominium fire

Houston firefighters were on the scene of a two-alarm fire at a condominium complex in southwest Houston early Wednesday morning.

HPD: Crooks use stolen pickup in failed ATM smash-and-grab attempt in Midtown

The owners of a Midtown convenience store spent hours cleaning up shattered glass and chucks of concrete after two men slammed into the store in a stolen pickup truck in a failed attempt at stealing an ATM, Houston police said.

HPD continues to search for suspect who shot man to death in driveway

Houston police continue to search for a suspect who shot a man to death in his driveway.

PD: Man leads police on chase in stolen ambulance

A man led officers on a chase in a stolen ambulance Tuesday night, according to Houston police.

Eisenhower High School drops policy to pre-approve girls' prom dresses

A Houston-area high school says it will no longer ask girls to submit a photo of them wearing their prom dress before the night of the dance.

4 families lose homes after apartment fire in Conroe

An apartment fire Wednesday morning in Conroe left four families with out homes.

HPD officer safe after bullets strike patrol car in southeast Houston

A Houston police officer is safe after bullets pierced his patrol car.

Quadruple rainbow spotted in New York

A New York woman captured a rare quadruple rainbow, and her photo is now going viral.

Troopers seize $750K in drugs during traffic stop

Authorities say state troopers seized almost 200 pounds of illegal drugs during a traffic stop this week near Amarillo.

Jail officer arrested for trying to smuggle pot in chips bag

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — An East Texas correctional officer has been arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana into the facility via a bag of Cheetos Puffs.

Elkins High School cancels all classes due to power outage

All classes have been cancelled at Elkins High School Wednesday due to a power outage at the school, according to Fort Bend ISD.

Save with do-it-yourself home alarm systems

Some homeowners are saving up to $700 a year with do-it-yourself security systems.

Man shot outside southwest Houston home

A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot in southwest Houston.

Fuel spill closes northbound lanes of Highway 59 at Bellaire Boulevard

All northbound lanes of Highway 59 at Hillcroft Avenue are closed because of a fuel spill Tuesday.

Accident closed all main lanes of U.S. 59 Southbound at FM 762

An accident closed all main lanes of U.S. 59 southbound at FM 762 just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Man wanted for groping joggers in Cypress

Harris County deputies are asking runners in Cypress to be on the lookout after two joggers were reportedly groped.

Program that honors veterans overseas ending

The American Battle Monuments Commission created the Flower Fund back in the 1950s, which allows the children of veterans to pay to have flowers placed at the gravesites of their loved ones buried overseas.

Officer apologizing after traffic stop

An officer is being reprimanded for what he said to a driver during a traffic stop.

Two arrested after disc jockey's home, car burglarized

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of targeting a Houston radio disc jockey in a series of burglaries.

Men wanted in armed robbery spree

Houston police are searching for two men suspected in a string of robberies Tuesday afternoon.

Ten children hospitalized after day care van accident in Klein

A three-vehicle crash involving a day care van sent 10 people to the hospital on Tuesday, most of them children.

Couple found shot to death in Friendswood

A couple was found dead at an assisted living facility in Friendswood on Tuesday.

Eastbound lanes of 610 South Loop at MLK Boulevard reopened

The eastbound lanes of the 610 South Loop at Martin Luther King boulevard have reopened after a 2-vehicle accident Tuesday.

SUV slams into restaurant patio near Galleria

Outdoor dining was cut short at a trendy Galleria area restaurant after an SUV slammed into the patio Tuesday.

SWAT standoff outside home in Pearland

A SWAT scene is unfolding in Pearland on Tuesday.

Texas lawmakers give preliminary approval to standardized testing bill

The Texas State House gave preliminary approval to a bill letting high school students graduate even if they do not pass the state's standardized tests.

Cops: Driver cruised for miles with man on hood after fight

State police say a Pittsburgh man drove for several miles through seven communities with another man clinging to the hood of his vehicle after an argument.

Texas school employee accused of throwing puppies over fence

A school employee is accused of throwing puppies over a fence at an animal shelter in Marshall.

All-clear given after threat causes Hardin ISD schools to evacuate

An all-clear was given after all schools in Hardin ISD were evacuated Tuesday morning due to a threat.

Video catches alleged thief stealing new Louis Vuitton handbag from truck

A 30-minute shopping trip to The Galleria's Louis Vuitton store for a 20th wedding anniversary gift did not have the fairy tale ending a local couple had been hoping for.

Ex-Spring High assistant principal sentenced for improper relationship with student

A former assistant principal at Spring High School has been sentenced to four months in jail and eight years deferred adjudication.

Help on the way for twins born prematurely

This weekend thousands of Houstonians will come together to help save the smallest babies and help fund research that will reduce the number of infants born prematurely.

Employee store clerks turn tables on attempted robber

Three people at a convenience store fought back against a robber who is still on the loose.

Penalty phase begins for Boston bomber

Jurors met again in the Boston bombing trial and must decide the punishment for convicted bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

Owner: HPD officers entered business without warrant, took money

The owner of a game room in southeast Houston is accusing two Houston police officers of entering his business twice without a warrant and taking money.

Blue Bell announces recall for all of its products

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

What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream

The recall announced late Monday includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states and abroad. It follows several smaller Blue Bell recalls over the last month that the company initiated after its products were linked to three deaths at a Kansas hospital.

Westbound lanes of I-10 at Kirkwood reopened

Westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Kirkwood have reopened after a truck lost debris on the freeway around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Two men accused of burglarizing cars in Spring arrested

Two teenagers were arrested around 1 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly burglarizing several cars in the Birnham Woods neighborhood in Spring.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for men who robbed Whataburger

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of three men who robbed a fast-food restaurant.

HFD: No injuries from house fire in NE Houston

The Houston Fire Department responded to a fire in the 9700 block of Galaxy Street in northeast Houston on Tuesday.

Family rescued from burning townhouse in SW Houston

Firefighters rescued a family from their burning townhouse in southwest Houston.

Case of vet who posted dead cat photo goes to DA's Office

According to the Austin County Sheriff's Office, its investigation is complete and the case has been turned over to the Austin County District Attorney's Office for potential filing of charges.

PD: 2 arrested after stealing SUV from man they robbed earlier

Two thieves led police on a high-speed chase after stealing an SUV in northwest Houston.

Baker Hughes increases layoffs to 10,500 due to first quarter slump

Baker Hughes has increased the number of layoffs at its company due to a decline in North American Drilling.  A company official confirmed that the layoff affected 10,500 workers.

Cleanup underway after kerosene spill in Baytown's Cedar Bayou

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

HPD: Naked driver crashes into department store

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

Passengers sent to hospital after METRO bus crash

Police are investigating a car crash involving a METRO bus.

HPD: Man shot to death, body found in ditch

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

PD: Pregnant woman killed unintentionally by husband; baby delivered

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

Man, woman wanted in aggravated at Walmart in Conroe

Police are searching for a man and a woman wanted in the aggravated robbery of a Walmart in Conroe on Monday afternoon.

Surveillance video released of suspect wanted in burglary of building

Surveillance video has been released of a suspect wanted in the burglary of a building on March 21.

Mesquite police rescue driver from burning vehicle

Two Mesquite police officers have rescued an unconscious man trapped in a burning vehicle following an early morning accident.

Incident on freeway shuts down part of I-10 EB at Federal Road

All main lanes of traffic at I-10 Eastbound at Federal Road have been shut down due to an accident and incident on the freeway.

FBCSO K-9 officer helps find more than $1M in cocaine during traffic stop

The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force had a major drug bust Sunday after a finding more than a million dollars worth of cocaine during a traffic stop.

Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes

Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.

Runaway tortoise found wandering Dallas returned to owner

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

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

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

Garbage trucks found on fire at Bryan service yard

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

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Chop Magic

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

HPD: Officer forced to use Taser in overnight fight

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

PD: Man robs car wash coin machine in northeast Houston

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

Thief steals from several people on Rice campus

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

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

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

Invest in oil, gas industry with little commitment

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

Bombing survivor from Houston crosses finish line at Boston Marathon

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

Woman shot 3 times, taken to hospital

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

Oklahoma school bus crashes, driver accused of driving drunk

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

Debate continues over long-term impact of BP oil spill

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

New video surfaces of HPD officer linked to drug cartel

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

Help for laid-off Walmart employees in Livingston

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

School condemns veterinarian for dead cat photo

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

YES Prep teacher fired after allegations of inappropriate conduct

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

Driver plows through toddler's room

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

Former Pasadena police officer found not guilty of official oppression

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

Expensive repairs ahead for flooded vehicles

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

Astrodome seats sold online today

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

Texas House approves licensed open carry of handguns

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

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

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

Babysitter accused of sexually assaulting 2 boys pleads guilty

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

Brother says man was followed home from movie theater, kidnapped

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

Fenves formally named president of University of Texas

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

Houston man accused of fatally shooting mother

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

Local dentist to host Free Dental Day on Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliberations begin in Pasadena officer shooting trial

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

2 taken to hospital after car hits tree in southwest Houston

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

Smartphone apps for unlimited talk and text

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

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

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

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

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

Crooks try to steal change machine at apartment complex

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

Woman injured in Boston Marathon bombing to run Monday

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

Houston man among those pulled from Oklahoma City Bombing rubble

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

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

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

Woman escapes car submerged in water

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

Families homeless after massive fire

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

Severe weather hits Houston area again

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

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

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

Toll collector taken to hospital after SUV crashes into tollbooth

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

Houston customs agent helped families of Oklahoma City bombing victims

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

One killed, another injured in three-car crash

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

Power problem causes sewage spill in Southeast Houston

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

Oklahoma City gets ready to remember bombing anniversary

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

Flooded house catches fire

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

HPD: Son shoots mother to death

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

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

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

Thunderstorms, heavy rain pound Houston, SE Texas

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

Tree damages home, destroys SUV in Pecan Grove neighborhood

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

Wharton slammed by downpours, rain

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

Rules for emergency rooms

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

High water creates traffic nightmare on Southwest Freeway

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

Walker County residents clean up, brace for more severe weather

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

Texas House lawmakers give preliminary approval to open carry of handguns

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

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

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

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

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

Arrests made in burglary of deceased couple's property

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

911 call of apartment crash released

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

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

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

Bond revoked for father accused of pulling gun at hospital

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

Two arrested after leading police on chase with children in vehicle

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

No students hurt when vehicle hits bus in Aldine

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

Driver with child in vehicle crashes into bayou

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

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

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

Houston police officer shoots, kills pit bull, injures woman

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

2 arrested in FBI raid at business in Spring Branch

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

Man accused of sexually assaulting child at Michael's store

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

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

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

No threat found after Chavez High School students evacuated

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

Caught on camera: Gorilla charges at window and cracks glass

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

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

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

#IWishMyTeacherKnew: School project going viral

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

Immigration advocates head to New Orleans for executive action arguments

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

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

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

6-vehicle crash on Highway 290 westbound before Huffmeister

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

Man shot in stomach during argument with couple

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

FBI works to combat child sex tourism

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

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

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

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

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

Flash Flood warnings issued until Friday morning

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

Brazoria police officers to wear body cameras

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

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

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

Pasadena officer on trial for traffic stop shooting takes the stand

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

Alleged drunken driver involved in deadly crash appears in court

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

Hitchcock man says his backyard floods with sewage when it rains

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

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

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

Langham Creek High School: Threat posted on restroom wall

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

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

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

Mayor Parker delivers her final State of the City Address

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

Worshippers at Hindu temple cleaning up after massive fire in Alief

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

Police search for serial tire slasher

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

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

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

UHD professor saves student from being assaulted in campus restroom

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

Schlumberger reduces workforce by additional 11,000 jobs

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

Surveillance video released of suspects wanted in convenience store robbery

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

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

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

KPRC Local 2 Photojournalist John Treadgold

HPD Chief McClelland answers questions on deadly police shooting

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

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

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

Physician suspended for allegedly soliciting sex from underage girl

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

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

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

Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire along Texas interstate

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

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

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

Caught on camera: Woman knocked off cliff by giant wave

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

Actor pays tribute to Robin Williams

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

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

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

Family of 6 escapes house fire in southwest Houston

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

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

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

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

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

Baytown driver in critical condition after crashing into sign

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

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

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

Could plastic replace steel in bridges?

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

Woman taken to hospital after fire at one-story home

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

Authorities looking for 3 armed robbers who stole from Chase Bank

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

Police chase ends in crash on Highway 59

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

HPD: One person dead after overnight shooting

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

One person arrested in drive-by shooting in NW Houston

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

La Porte PD looking for man accused of stealing from church

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

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

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

Mayor Parker gives Uber deadline to outline plan on city ordinances

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

6 arrested, charged with trespassing at BP headquarters

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

Former HPD officer: Police followed protocol in deadly chase

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

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

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

United Airlines announces new upgrades on international flights

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

HPD: Drunken driver crashes vehicle into insurance agency

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

Air New Zealand to offer nonstop service to IAH in December

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

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

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

Waller County heads up effort to curb distracted driving

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

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

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

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

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

2 men wanted for aggravated homicide deported to El Salvador

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

Second teen arrested in death of 16-year-old

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

TDCJ inmate sentenced for threatening to kill federal judge

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

FDA deems Kind bars not healthy enough

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

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

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

Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

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

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

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

Family reacts to couple's big secret

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

Lamar ISD teacher accused of distributing anti-Muslim pamphlets resigns

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

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

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

Man shot in head at northwest Houston gas station

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

Wind Sculpture IV installed in Hermann Park

A new sculpture was installed at Hermann Park Tuesday morning.

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

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

Two accused of torching truck in Crosby

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

Video shows officer intentionally run over suspect

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

Police prepare fraud charges over driveway repair work

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

Children may sleep through smoke alarms despite loud sound

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

Woman in road-rage incident speaks out

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

PD: Sketch released of man who tried to grab student

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

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

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

Woman arrested after 15 dogs found in hot SUV at hotel

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

Congress OKs bipartisan bill changing doctors' Medicare fees

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

SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

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

Wednesday's weather webcast

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

Truck stolen while in shop for paint job

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

Band director investigated for conduct violation

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

Accused drunk driver charged in death of motorcyclist

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

Pasadena officer on trial for traffic stop shooting

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

Civil lawsuit filed against mother after prom death

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

Indicted detention officers appear in court

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

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

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

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

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

What are training standards for reserve deputies in Harris County?

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

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

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

Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge in Louisiana

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

'May I Kiss You' training for soldiers

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

PD: Chase suspect injured after jumping off side of freeway

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

H-E-B restocking Blue Bell ice cream

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

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

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

Crime Stoppers seeks man accused of fraud, theft

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

3 girls charged in attack on San Jacinto Mall employee

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

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

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

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

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

3 nabbed after ATM smash-and-grab in Humble

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

Man accused of sexual assault of children extradited from Trinidad

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

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

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

HPD officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

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

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

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

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

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

Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

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

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

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

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

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

2 critically injured in wrong-way crash in Baytown

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

Man faces charges in Craigslist Air Jordans sale shooting

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

Heavy rain, storms move in from coast

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

Bond hearing for HPD officer linked to drug cartel

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

Livingston community upset over Walmart closing

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

Pink spreads positive message in response to body-shaming critics

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

Alleged drunk driver arrested in wreck that killed father

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

Fire burns 'Getto Burger' restaurant in northwest Houston

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

Arson crews investigate SE Houston house fire

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

Cash4iPhones accused of giving customers less money than promised

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

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

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

Thousands of adverse reactions reported from common antibiotics

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

Multiple children injured when 2 school buses collide

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

Grandfather assaulted in road rage attack

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

Three turtles receive medical care at Houston Zoo

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

Texas House mandates EKG tests for high school athletes

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

Richmond PD arrests man caught in the act of burglarizing home

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

Man arrested after fatal stabbing on Westheimer

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

Former day care worker facing charges

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

911 dispatcher helps couple save premature baby's life

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

Man accused of killing Houston woman arrested in Louisiana

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

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

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

Charges filed against teen who accidentally shot, killed friend

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

2 gun robbery suspects arrested due to story

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

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

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

Two arrested after leading HPD officers on chase in SE Houston

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

United Airlines plane gets stuck on runway at Bush IAH

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

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

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

Space station grocery run stalled by storm clouds

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

Soldier surprises parents at hockey game

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

Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death

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

Accident blocking SB lanes of Highway 59 at W. Bellfort

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

Driver dies after hitting tree in Southwest Houston

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

Hazmat crews on the scene of overturned tanker truck

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

Woman stole ID info from public computers at Texas hotels

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

South Texas police officer killed in head-on vehicle crash

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

J.J. Watt breaks box jump record

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

Blackshear Elementary on brief lockdown after shooting in southwest Houston

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


Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

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

Official: 1 dead in shooting at North Carolina college

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

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BREAKING: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

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

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

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

IRS falls behind on processing tax returns

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

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Want to get away without going broke? Spirit Airlines is giving away 15,000 miles to the first 2,000 people who show up at these Houston locations.

HCSO: Man shot in leg after shooting at deputies

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

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

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

Tax Day Freebies

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

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

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

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

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

Man stabbed at southeast Houston apartment complex

Man stabbed at southeast Houston apartment complex

Accident on 610 South Loop eastbound shuts down 3 main lanes

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

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

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

Firefighter accused of terroristic threats due in court Monday

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

Daughters reunited with mother's remains

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

Tomball Tollway now open to commuters

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

Doctors closer to unlocking mystery surrounding Alzheimer's disease

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

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

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

Pasadena electricity plant lowered, demolished

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

Fire destroys home in northwest Houston

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

Durst to appear in court Tuesday on federal weapons charge

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

HCSO seeks man who robbed fast-food restaurant

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

Motorists return cash that fell from Brinks truck on Texas highway

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

Police: Man shot in leg after argument in SW Houston

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

Police: Teen loses control of car, drives into apartment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two fights at Bellaire High School caught on camera

Two fights at Bellaire High School are going viral.

Man's body found in Buffalo Bayou

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

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

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

Creativity on display at 28th annual Art Car Parade

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

Texas bill to make it illegal to film near police dropped

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

Woman burned, hospitalized after house fire in Cypress

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

Former Texas judge expected to plead guilty to corruption

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

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

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

Woman shot waiting at bus stop

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

Man hit, killed by vehicle on Highway 288

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

Marriage proposal at Astrodome's birthday bash

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

Authorities warn about calls threatening residents with jail time

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

Patients want dental work finished

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

Man arrested in alleged road rage shooting

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

Middle school student hit and killed by car

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

FAA increasing oversight of United

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Texas Medical Center becomes largest home to innovation in country

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

Lightning may have caused house fire in NW Harris County

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

Rice Military residents concerned about crime

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

Owner helps police chase down alleged truck thief

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

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

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

Survivors of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts

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

Rosenberg PD arrests man accused of burglary

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

Copper thieves strike sports fields in E. Montgomery County

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

Local resident reaches finals in Girl Scout Cookie recipe contest

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

Chipotle hiring at all locations in Texas

Chipotle is hiring at all of its restaurants in Texas.

City posts minimum fine under speed limit sign to curb speeding

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

List of most stolen vehicles in Houston during March

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

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

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

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

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

Man accused of choking, punching wife during dispute over laundry

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

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

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

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

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

Is this cat going up or down the stairs?

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

Man, woman sought in aggravated robbery at apartment

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

Central Texas grand jury indicts mother in daughter's death

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

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

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

Man charged with murder in East Texas fatal shooting

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

Freebie Friday: A complimentary froyo and free airline miles

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

Amazon suing companies selling phony product reviews

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

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential candidacy as early as Sunday

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

PD: Family of 6 safe after house fire

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

Mother: Restaurant employee told son his service dog not allowed

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

Astrodome At 50: Celebrating Houston History

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

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

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

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

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

Attorney: Doctor convicted of poisoning lover deserves new trial

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

Teens charged in February robbery of Subway in Spring

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

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

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

Rosenberg police looking for person of interest in truck theft

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

Gov. Abbott addresses Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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

Teen faces up to 20 years in prison after attempted robbery

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

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

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

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

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

70+ animals rescued from filth-covered mobile home

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

PD: Man, girl shot during argument in NE Houston

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

2015 Atlantic hurricane season forecast indicates below-average activity

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

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

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

Maintenance worker accused of sexually assaulting girls in southwest Houston

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

Man arrested after he exposed himself at Walmart, Taco Cabana

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

Alligator spotted in Sugar Land subdivision

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

Dulles Middle School student writes threatening note as a joke

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

La Marque ISD given second chance to keep accreditation

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

Pitbull shot dead after biting police officer in Santa Fe

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

Charges pending against minors suspected of stealing from unlocked vehicles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clear Brook High School dismisses classes early due to gas leak

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

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

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

The Queen of Tejano is coming back in hologram form

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

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

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

Case dismissed against Texas woman in salt poisoning case

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

Man drives SUV into bayou in southwest Houston

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

New app makes saving on grocery bills a snap

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

Wearing A Fitness Tracker To Reduce Your Insurance

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

Electrical fire in garage damages Spring home

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

Security guard finds man shot to death in parking lot

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

Bar fight leads to deadly shooting in northeast Houston

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

Sixth man in sex-trafficking case arrested in Houston

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

Katy ISD supports elimination of high-stakes tests like STAAR

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

Former CEO of Houston company sentenced for date-raping employee

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

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

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

Tomball Tollway to open Sunday afternoon

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

Robert Durst faces federal charge in New Orleans case

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

2nd-grade teacher resigns amid illegal photo allegations

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

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

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

Ways families can comfort older dogs, cats

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

Texas DMV says Houston man's license plate is offensive

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

Two men steal from deceased couple's residence

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

Two armed men wanted for robbing bakery

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

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

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

City adding officers to monitor Uber drivers

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

HPD officer indicted on federal charges of cocaine distribution

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

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

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

Students seek information on dog found mutilated near their school

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

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

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

Gorillas explore new Houston Zoo habitat for first time

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

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

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

HFD crews free man caught in machinery in SE Houston

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: Vehicle catches fire on the Southwest Freeway near Beechnut

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

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

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

Two Harris County detention officers indicted

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

CAIR calls for resignation of Lamar consolidated ISD teacher

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

Plane slides off runway in La Porte

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

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

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

Reward offered for suspects wanted in burglary of Houston area pharmacy

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

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

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

Feds ask to move part of Durst case to different court

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

Man accused in fatal shootings of a father, son

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

UPDATE: Accident cleared on Highway 288 NB at Bellfort

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

Shell to buy BG Group in $69.7 billion takeover

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

Accident cleared on Highway 225 westbound before 610 East Loop

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

Disney starting new vacation savings account

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KPRC 2 anchor Bill Balleza emcees BARC gala

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

Hospitals train staff how to respond to active shooter situations

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

FBISD teacher investigated for abusive remarks

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

Man caught on camera burglarizing office

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

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

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

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City of Houston to fight Uber on background checks

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

Texas environmental groups hope oil spill money goes to coastal restoration

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

Some parents upset over Aldine ISD rezoning

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

Spring ISD teacher accused of kicking student

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

HBU challenging health care reform mandate

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

HPD officer arrested by federal agents

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

KPRC Habitat Home opens for mother, family

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

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

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

NTSB wants better rail cars for oil

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

Homeowner shoots at intruder in east Harris County

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

Man linked to tire thefts arrested in Lake Jackson

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

Police search for suspect who assaulted UH-Downtown student

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

HFD responds to fire in southeast Houston

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

Caterpillars invade Liberty County

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

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

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

Reward offered for men accused of setting smoke shop on fire

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

Craigslist Air Jordans sale leads to shooting in northwest Harris County

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

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

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

HPD: Deputy opens fire after 3 thieves rob gas station

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

Repairmen losing work to YouTube

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

Robbers break into ATM, steal thousands

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

Teen arrested in shooting of Army vet grandfather at washateria

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

Burglars break through sheetrock at Family Dollar Store

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

How Robert Durst went from deaf mute woman to wanted man

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

HFD, HPD investigating suspicious substance found near NW Houston business

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

Child hospitalized after being hit by vehicle in NW Harris County

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

Kentucky's Rand Paul joining 2016 presidential campaign

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

Emory man dies after found unresponsive in jail

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

Police investigating after McAllen couple found dead

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

As Seen On TV Tuesday: The Eggstractor

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

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

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

North Texas teen charged with firearms counts after death

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

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

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

Blue Bell expands ice cream recall to include additional products

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

Harris County Pct. 4 deputy accused of sexual assault

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

Uber passengers being rated by drivers?

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

Toddler taken during carjacking in southwest Houston

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

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

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

Son in wheelchair denied seat at movie theater

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

Website aims to help solve medical mysteries

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

Burglar gets away with wedding video

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

Man arrested in road rage shooting of woman on North Freeway

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

Couple speaks after ex-boyfriend fatally shot

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

Man arrested in fatal shooting at Alief barber shop

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

Missing man found, but theft investigation continues

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

Siemens announces expansion in Houston

Siemens is expanding in Houston, the company announced Monday.

States on Skates rolls into Houston

The ladies of States on Skates have rolled into Houston.

Woman carjacked while loading groceries at store

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

Baker Hughes to close office in College Station

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

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

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

Police search for man last seen on fishing trip

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

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

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

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

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

Beloved neighbor found murdered in northwest Houston

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

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

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

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

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

Things get awkward on "Jeopardy"

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

Victims of Fort Hood shooting are honored with medals

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

M&O Subway gone, but spooky tunnel remains

M&O Subway gone, but spooky tunnel remains.

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

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

Central Texas woman charged in mother's strangulation death

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

Report: Hundreds of firearm violations at Texas Army post

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

Woman to file for divorce through Facebook

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

Taking the family to an Astros game on a budget

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

What you need to know before buying an Apple Watch

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

Stem cell research benefits Houston woman with multiple sclerosis

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

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

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

Truck crashes into building in northwest Houston

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

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

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

Chippendale dancers at antique show in Fayette County

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

Church roof collapses during Easter service; several injured

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

HCSO: Man robbed, murdered in N.Harris County

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

Area Christians celebrate Easter Sunday

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

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

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

Blue Bell products taken off shelves at local grocery stores

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

Woman in serious condition after car flips over

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

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

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

Family of shooting suspect speaks

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

Friendswood PD seeks thief who stole from gym lockers

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

Armed crooks hold up Valero, lead deputies on chase

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

Geologist freed from Chinese prison returns to Houston

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

Kidnapping victims' conditions worst prosecutor has ever seen

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

Former drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd dies in wreck

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

Man suspected of shooting girlfriend arrested in Austin area

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

Driver ejected from car, hospitalized in serious condition

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

Driver, police officer collide at intersection

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

Man hit by car in movie theater parking lot

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

Man on cross creates a buzz in Manvel

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

Gas station robbery in NW Houston caught on camera

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

Durst's attorneys file probable cause motion in New Orleans

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

Saturday's weather webcast

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

Mother's plea to stop her son's bully

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

Two men arrested for running unlicensed erectile dysfunction clinic

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

Conroe family guilty of disability fraud

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

Sugar Land doctor suspended after accusations of inappropriate conduct

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

Officer shoots man holding women against their will at business

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

Blue Bell plant in Oklahoma suspends operations amid Listeria concerns

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

Balloon procedure gives sinus relief

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

Police recover SUV of mother found dead at north Houston apartment

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

Drug-resistant super bug spreading

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

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

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

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

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

Buffalo escapes in Round Rock

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

Relatives mourn loss of father, son killed in southeast Houston

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

Toddler survives fall from 4th floor of Texas apartment

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

Father, son plead guilty in South Texas over marijuana farm

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

Pregnant woman in SUV accidentally crashes into SW Houston apartment building

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

Fewer seaweed problems predicted this year for Galveston

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

Six-alarm fire at GE Appliance Park

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

Beaumont police seek attacker after daughter, mother stabbed

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

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

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