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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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It was a stinging legal defeat for the family of Michael Jackson Wednesday as the jury cleared AEG Live of wrongdoing in the pop singer’s death. Suraya breaks down the Jackson verdict. Suraya Fadel Reporting
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Thousands of Californians seeking to buy their own health insurance flooded call centers with questions and overloaded the state’s online marketplace Tuesday on the first day of a new federal health care law that will dramatically change the way Americans buy health insurance. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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Thieves made off with a bag containing the ashes of a family matriarch and relatives say they’re desperate to get her back. Suraya interviews the family in Glendale. 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 heartbroken family of Martha Sanchez met this evening for a vigil to remember the hard-working 39-year-old mother of five. Suraya Fadel reports.

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Authorities Thursday were investigating the death of an elderly man who was fatally shot at his upscale San Fernando Valley home. Neighbors report the victim was Harvey Cohen, an 80-year-old investment banker. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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Dangerous levels of lead detected in the air near a controversial factory in Vernon have nearby residents on edge. The Exide plant, the largest car battery recycling plant in the West, has been cited for releasing toxic levels of lead and arsenic into the water and air. The Air Quality Management District has ordered the facility in Vernon to cut production and revenue by 50 percent. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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An Azusa man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a series of phone threats against several schools, a health facility and a shopping mall in the east San Gabriel Valley last week. Suraya Fadel Reporting. Read more…

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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