The KPRC 2 Investigates team is going for gold this week with our stories! (Do you like our little nod to the ongoing Olympics on NBC? Check out the latest highlights from the Olympics here.) Weekly team highlights include:
What’s going on with the crime rate in Houston?
Local law enforcement at the border amid growing apprehensions
Bride loses over $700 on wedding day
Comforting aid for Afghan refugees staying in our region
Violent crime in Houston
If there seems to be more crime right now in Houston, it’s not just your imagination. For a period in January, the city of Houston topped the nation’s five largest cities for the most homicides so far in 2022.
Investigator Mario Diaz studies the rise in violent crime in our area and what city leaders are saying about it.
The KPRC 2 team at the border
Investigator Robert Arnold traveled to the border to take a closer look at what Galveston County law enforcement is doing to help.
Since August 2021, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and three constable offices have regularly sent resources to help rural county law enforcement deal with an influx of immigrants crossing the border illegally. Robert looks at what is being done. You can also become a KPRC 2 Insider to learn more about Robert’s experiences on the frontier during his years reporting there.
$700 Bride + Wedding Day
The wedding day is often something a bride has been dreaming about and planning for years, but for one Houston woman, her wedding day turned into a hair nightmare. So she called our KPRC 2 Investigates team for help. Amy Davis has spoken to the man accused of taking the bride’s money. So why is the bride having such a hard time getting her money back?
Spencer Solves It: Helping Refugees Build Their New Home in Houston
Investigator Bill Spencer to the rescue again! This week, Bill and his brigade stepped in to help a group of refugees from Afghanistan who are currently living here in Houston. Many of them come here with little or no belongings. Find out how Bill is working to brighten their world by bringing people together to help.
Other Team Highlights
ALERT TONIGHT! After the Olympics, investigator Amy Davis brings us the latest from her investigation into the problem of paper license plates in our area. She went for a walk during a crackdown. Additionally, the team stopped in Austin to ask state leaders what’s going on. We’ll post the link to this story in our newsletter next week, but you can also find it on click2houston.com over the weekend.
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