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The family of an 82-year-old man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Van Nuys back in August is still dealing with the pain of the loss. Suraya interviews members of the Abbassi family. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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A former Los Angeles County probation officer and interpreter was sentenced Thursday to probation and community labor for using his iPad to take photos up a woman’s skirt. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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The death of a young athlete due to an undetected heart condition is leading to changes that will save lives. Justin Carr, a young student athlete at Harvard-Westlake, died during a swimming workout. His autopsy revealed that he, unknowingly,suffered from cardiomyopathy, which is a weakening of the heart muscle, increasing the risk of cardiac arrest.

Inspired by what happened to Justin Carr, through UCLA’s medical outreach center in Thousand Oaks, the kids who play sports at Oaks Christian School went through sports physicals that included screenings by a cardiologist. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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The return of a lost dog to its owner has sparked controversy after her owner, a German supermodel, is refusing to pay the reward money she posted. The two sides can’t agree on what happened after the dog was returned. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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A former Transportation Security Administration screener was charged Wednesday after allegedly making threats against the Los Angeles International Airport. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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The President’s proposed attack on Syria and the deaths of hundreds of innocent people is bringing up painful memories for the families who lost loved ones in the attacks of 9/11. Suraya spoke with one family about what this means to them on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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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 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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An Altadena couple remembered the life and sudden death of their teen  son who collapsed in a Harvard-Westlake pool earlier this year. Darrell and Susan Carr said their 16-year-old son, Justin, was a standout at the prestigious Studio City school. He loved his parents, painting, performing, school activities, and architecture. Justin’s parents have also launched the Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation to teach people about the dangers of cardiomyopathy, and most importantly, to keep Justin’s memory alive. CBS2’s Suraya Fadel reports.

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