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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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Long Beach Police warned residents Friday about a scheduled ‘Bash Mob’ but the violent act did not materialize. A ‘Bash Mob’ involves upwards of 100 people — usually teens who organize on social media — who run through the streets attacking and assaulting people, stealing property, committing petty crimes and acts of vandalism. Suraya Fadel reports.

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NASCAR driver Jason Leffler from Long Beach was killed Wednesday in a crash on a dirt track in Bridgeport, New Jersey. KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel reports.

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The California Department of Fish and Game is recommending that great white sharks be listed as threatened or endangered species under the state’s Endangered Species Act. The Fish and Game Commission meets in February in Sacramento. If the petition is accepted, it would take a year for the protections to be enforced. Some critics said humans need more protection from the white sharks. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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A 55-year-old wheelchair-bound man was killed Sunday after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Long Beach. Robert Diaz was trying to cross the street at Artesia Boulevard and Rose Avenue around 5:30 p.m. when he was hit by a gray 4-door sedan. Suraya Fadel reporting from Long Beach.

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Parents are outraged that the Long Beach Unified School District voted to close a K-8 school in Lakewood because of budget cuts. Suraya Fadel reports.

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A 53-year-old man was charged Friday with the 1977 rape and murder of a teenage mother in Long Beach. Martell Nathaniel Chubbs, 53, is accused of murdering 17-year-old Shelley H. on Dec. 27, 1977. Chubbs is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. If convicted, Chubbs could get the death penalty. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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