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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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Two Good Samaritans helped authorities nab a convicted sex offender after he allegedly tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint outside of a popular coffee shop in Alhambra. The incident happened Thursday morning outside a Starbucks on South Fremont Avenue.

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Arcadia High School was locked down Thursday afternoon after officials received a threatening phone call similar to other phone threats made this week at other San Gabriel Valley schools. The lockdown which started shortly before 3 p.m. was finally lifted just after 5:20 p.m. 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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Detectives Monday were investigating the death of a 4-month-old boy who was found dead in his family’s SUV in Carson. Suraya Fadel reporting from Carson.

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A shooting early Friday was the latest in a string of crimes that has led the LAPD to evaluate whether a San Fernando Valley strip club should shut its doors. Police say the strip club, along with a nearby medical marijuana dispensary and liquor store, attract crime to the area. 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 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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