News 2 Know: New leads in Jazmine Barnes case, Doug Johnson, longtime KPRC2 weatherman, dies & more

Happy Friday! Hats off to you for making it through the first week of the year. Now there are just 51 more to go.

Today is National Spaghetti Day, so grab a plate of your favorite paste and celebrate the day.

Today's Weather

The sun is finally coming back out and we're in for a spectacular weekend. Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley has a look at the forecast.

Don't forget! You can keep track of the radar and forecast throughout the day at click2houston.com/weather or by downloading the Frank's Free Forecast app.

Local News

2 capital murder charges for man accused of killing 3 children

The mugshot of Junaid Hashim Mehmood, who is charged with two counts of capital murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after authorities said he beat and stabbed three children to death and beat and shot a woman at an apartment in Texas City on Jan. 3, 2019.

The man accused of a horrifying crime has been charged and details were made public Friday. Read more >

Doug Johnson, longtime KPRC2 weatherman, dies at 79

KPRC weatherman Doug Johnson sits in front of a weather radar screen in this photo from the KPRC archives.

Longtime KPRC2 weatherman Doug Johnson died Thursday. He was 79. Read more >

New leads pour in after sketch, surveillance video released in 7-year-old's death

At right, Jazmine Barnes is seen in an undated family photo. At left, a truck that is being sought in connection with Barnes' slaying is shown at a news conference on Dec. 31, 2018.

The search for 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes' killer continued Friday. Read more >

Texas News

Only On 2: State Rep. Ron Reynolds released from jail

State Rep. Ron Reynolds was released from jail Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

State Rep. Ron Reynolds was released from the Montgomery County Jail Friday.  Read more >

National News

President Trump says shutdown could last 'months or even years'

President Donald Trump declared Friday he could keep parts of the government shut down for "months or even years" as he and Democratic leaders failed in a second closed-door meeting to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico. They did agree to a new round of weekend talks between staff members and White House officials. Read more >

Backstreet's Back?

Backstreet Boys' new video 'No Place' will give you all the feels

A screen still from the Backstreet Boys video for the song "No Place."

The Backstreet Boys are back and the group's new video for the song "No Place" will likely have you in tears by its end. Read more >