‘I got rid of the S.O.B.’: Hear from the man whose actions ended the Austin clock tower shooting rampage
There are generations of people living because of Ramiro Martinez. He is the man who took down the sniper shooting people from the clock tower in Austin 56 years ago. KPRC 2 Investigates spent well over an hour with Martinez, hearing his story of heroism.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Woman shocked by $4,000 electricity bill
With our extreme heat air conditioners are working overtime to cool our homes and your bills are likely higher. We expect that in the summer but one Alvin woman called Amy when she got an electric bill for more than $4,000. Learn what our team discovered and what you need to know if this happens to you.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Internet customers wrongly charged for years, now getting refund
With rising inflation and interest rates, consumers are looking to save wherever possible. What some fail to realize is they have been paying extra for internet access. KPRC 2 Investigates discovered customers wrongly paying a certain sales tax for years and now, those customers will be getting a refund. What we uncovered will have you checking your bills a little closer.
Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, wins $24M civil judgment in daughter’s murder
Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, won a default judgment in his 2014 wrongful death lawsuit filed against Clyde Edwin Hedrick. Galveston County judge Lonnie Cox granted Miller’s motion for default judgment on Monday and awarded him $21,020,000 in damages.
KPRC 2 Investigates ways to save while shopping for scratch and dent appliances
As the price of everything goes up, you may be asking about ways to save. Our KPRC 2 team is finding ways to help your family save money. Today, we are looking into how to get lower prices on big-ticket appliances, and what you need to know about buying scratch and dent products.
From Oklahoma to Texas, the work to bring serial killer William Reece to justice
Parents’ determination, an interstate agreement, and 25 years of constant police work helped bring William Reece back to Texas after he received a death sentence in Oklahoma. The result: Reece pleading guilty to the 1997 murders of Laura Smither, Jessica Cain and Kelli Ann Cox.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Warning about fake Astros tickets
The Houston Astros start their series against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park this weekend. One Magnolia family hoped they would be there in person cheering on the Astros and celebrating their son’s 11th birthday, but their mom reached out to KPRC 2 with a buyer beware.
KPRC 2 Investigates new Zelle scam transferring thousands of dollars from bank accounts
Have you ever received one of those text messages that appear to be from your bank or a retailer confirming a transfer or purchase you didn’t make? By now, you likely know those messages are usually scams. The scammer wants you to click on the link so that you will give them your financial information. But this new scheme takes it a step further.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Your rights if you are bumped from a flight
The summer travel season is shaping up to be a messy one. Both overbooked and canceled flights have airlines feeling the heat. If an airline is overbooked, can they make you change your flight? What should you get if you volunteer to get off the flight? Our KPRC 2 Investigates team has what you need to know before you take your next flight.
Ask Amy: Tree branch damage, Centerpoint scam warning, paper tag fraud solution?
Who is responsible for tree branch damage if the tree is not in your yard? Plus, we’ve got a warning about people making calls pretending to be from Centerpoint energy. And - a possible solution to Texas’ fraudulent paper plate problem.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Possible solution to the fraudulent paper tag problem in Texas
We are revealing a possible solution to Texas’ fraudulent paper plate problem. KPRC 2 Investigates first exposed our state’s fraudulent paper tag system and the lax oversight of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles more than a year ago. Now, one local security expert is pitching a possible solution to the state.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Woman hit with toll road fines for vehicle sold years ago
The only thing more annoying than getting bills in the mail is getting a bill that you don’t owe. A Texas City woman contacted KPRC 2 Investigates team after she received toll road fines for a vehicle she doesn’t even own.
KPRC 2 Investigates: You may be giving others access to change your home thermostat
Smart thermostats make it easy for you to adjust the temperature in your home, even when you’re not there. But you may also be giving others access to change your settings at any time without notice. KPRC 2 Investigates looked into what you need to know about who can control your smart thermostat and when.
KPRC 2 Investigates: HOA vs Katy homeowners in concrete wall debate
Homeowners in one Katy neighborhood have hit a wall trying to work with their homeowner’s association. We are talking about a literal concrete wall that surrounds their subdivision. At issue: who is responsible for it. KPRC 2 Investigates has a story that could impact anyone with an HOA.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Thousands of school assaults, fights reported in recent years
In the days since the Uvalde school massacre, much of the discussions at the state and national level have focused on school safety. Lawmakers, parents and others have called for various reforms on safety protocols in schools and police training for active shooter situations.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Grocery pickup accounts hacked
Ordering products and groceries online and picking them up at the store has become extremely popular since the start of the pandemic. But it’s not just busy families using the service. KPRC 2 Investigates has discovered thieves taking advantage too. We are looking into what you need to know to make sure you’re not paying for someone else’s groceries.