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Many schools are sending notes home to parents, telling them their children are overweight. By October, many parents will get what is called “healthy or unhealthy” letters. Kids call them “fat letters.” In tonight’s CBS 2 report, Suraya interviews Lauren Schmitt, a registered dietitian, who starts the school year by checking out the weight of hundreds of preschoolers in the San Fernando Valley. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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A jury in Long Beach is deliberating in the case of an alleged beating of an elderly wheelchair-bound man by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver more than three years ago. The incident, which was captured on video, happened in Lakewood in July 2010. In an exclusive interview with Suraya, the attorney’s for the victim speak about the incident, which includes security video from the MTA bus. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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The woman’s 44-year-old son is being called a “person of interest” in her murder. Suraya Fadel reports

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A man allegedly snatched a 6-year-old girl from her bed in the middle of the night and attempted to sexually assault her earlier this week. The incident happened early Monday at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Reseda Boulevard near Miranda Street. Suraya Fadel reporting.

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The grandparents of an 8-year-old boy allegedly tortured and beaten to death  by his mother and her boyfriend have filed a legal claim against  multiple agencies and employees they say failed to protect their  grandson from abuse. Suraya Fadel reports

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The search continues for a hit and run driver who struck and killed an elderly man crossing the street with a walker. Suraya Fadel reports

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Santa Ana Police ID Suspect In Double Fatal Hit-And-Run. Two men were killed when a black Audi collided into a black Nissan just after 11 a.m. Friday at Cabrillo Park Drive and Fruit Street, across from the Matchpoint Tennis Academy at Cabrillo Park. Police have identified the suspect wanted for a deadly hit-and-run crash as a documented gang member on probation. Suraya Fadel reporting

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Former American Airlines flight attended trainee has agreed to plead guilty to phoning in bomb threats against United Airlines. According to American Airlines, the trainee was fired once his name appeared on a government no-fly list. Suraya Fadel reporting.

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Los Angeles police are searching for a suspect who allegedly left a dog for dead in an alley last month in North Hollywood. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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A report says that the probation department failed to adequately monitor a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Christine Calderon in Hollywood two months ago. The report says the woman’s death was preventable. Suraya Fadel reports. Read more…

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