Amanda Cochran, KPRC 2 Houston

Amanda Cochran

KPRC 2 Houston

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Past articles by Amanda:

‘A major step forward’: Texas agency touts approval of $90M for state cancer research, grants, prevention efforts

The governing board of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, known as CPRIT, said it approved more than $90 million in new cancer research and prevention grants at its quarterly meeting near the Texas Capitol on Wednesday. → Read More

Understanding rapid intensification

Hurricane Ian underwent rapid intensification overnight and now stands with winds of 155 mph. → Read More

Follow the flames

I know what you are NOT thinking: in exactly three weeks, we’ll have the end of summer and meteorological FALL begins! → Read More

Another busy hurricane season, National Hurricane Center says

Get ready now for tropical storm season 2022....all the forecasts are predicting above-normal numbers of hurricanes and the National Hurricane Center (part of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association) came out yesterday with no exception: → Read More

Rice University says vaccine boosters will be required for employees, students in spring semester

Rice University has announced plans for its spring semester. → Read More

Special prosecutor assigned to case of teen driver accused of hitting 6 cyclists in Waller County

KPRC 2 has learned that a special prosecutor has been named after after six cyclists were struck by a teenager driving pick-up truck in Waller County. → Read More

All-clear given after New Orleans Caesars Superdome fire, reports say

The Superdome in New Orleans is on fire, according to local news outlets in that city. → Read More

Houston police confirm death of 26-year-old Alexis Sharkey: What we know so far

Houston police have confirmed the death of Alexis Sharkey. → Read More

Viral video shows woman trying to enter grocery store without a mask

A viral video posted to Reddit shows a woman apparently trying to enter a grocery store without a mask and being turned away by an employee and the store manager for violating the company’s policy. → Read More

Looking for a mask? Fashion retailers’ styles from dull to DAMN!

High-end and low-end fashion retailers are rolling out face mask product lines. → Read More

Two years later: Remembering the Santa Fe High School shooting

Take a look back at KPRC's coverage of the Santa Fe shooting. → Read More

That’s a lot of nosh: Kinder Foundation donates $1M to Houston Food Bank

Kinder Foundation is donating $1 million to Houston Food Bank to assist in feeding those impacted by COVID-19. → Read More

Show your love for mom: Share a photo with KPRC 2

HOUSTON – Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, and you can show your love for your mother through KPRC 2. Share a photo or two with us in the widget below and you could see it on-air or online in the days leading up to or on Mother’s Day! Thank you for your submissions! → Read More

#GivingTuesdayNow: These are some Houston-area organizations you can help

These are some of the Houston area organizations participating in Giving Tuesday in May. → Read More

Woman charged after police say she licked hands, touched things in grocery store

A South Carolina woman has been charged with aggravated breach of peace and food tampering after authorities say she licked her hands and then touched things in the grocery store. → Read More

The longest year ever? These are the stunning stories you almost forgot happened this year

Take a look back at the year and its most notable stories so far. → Read More

This is where Houstonians said they plan to go first after Texas reopens

KPRC 2 asked viewers on social media where they’d like to go first after Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order opens Texas, and the answers were, shall we say, varied among respondents. → Read More

Man dies in Huntsville after tree falls on home

A man is dead in Huntsville after a tree fell on a home, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday. → Read More

This is where Houston recommends scoring some great prime rib in our area

KPRC 2 asked viewers where they get great prime rib in the Houston area. Here are some restaurants that were mentioned on social media. → Read More

The Bangles recognize Houston high school’s epic ‘Manic Monday’ mashup video

Houston’s Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts got a big shout-out from the 1980s band The Bangles Monday for its rendition of “Manic Monday.” → Read More