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2 More Victims Hospitalized With West Nile Virus

U.S. health officials reported Wednesday three times the usual number of West Nile cases for this time of year and one expert called it “one of the largest” outbreaks since the virus appeared in this country in 1999.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2012

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Arsonist Faces Possible Death Penalty For 2003 San Bernardino Fires

Prosecutors are calling for the death penalty for an arsonist convicted of causing five deaths during a 2003 Southern California wildfire.

CBS Los Angeles–08/21/2012

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Metro Blue Line Deaths On Record Pace In 2012

Transit officials have created a special task force to find out why there are so many accidents and suicides involving Blue Line trains.


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Study: Distracted Driving Deaths Down Since California’s Cell Phone Ban

California’s law banning drivers from using handheld cell phones is saving lives. That’s according to a U.C. Berkeley study.


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OC Firm To Cut Supplies Of ‘Lap-Band’ Weight Loss Device After Patient Deaths

You won’t be hearing the ubiquitous jingle for the popular “Lap Band” and 1-800-GET-THIN weight loss advertisements any more.

CBS Los Angeles–02/03/2012

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SoCal CEO Wants To End ‘Vicious Speculation’ Over Mansion Deaths

The CEO of a multinational pharmaceutical company wants California’s top attorney to review the investigation into the deaths of his son and girlfriend.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/21/2011

Jonah (l) and Max Shacknai (credit: AP PHOTO/GRAPHICS BANK)

Drug Firm CEO Speaks Out On Deaths Of Son, Girlfriend At SoCal Mansion

The owner of a Coronado mansion that was the scene of two death investigations is speaking publicly for the first time.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/09/2011

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3 Found Dead Inside Car In Murder-Suicide In Valencia

Three people have been found, reportedly shot to death, inside a vehicle in the Valencia area.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2011

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Auditor: LA County Welfare Dept. Illegally Shielding Records Of Child Deaths

The state auditor of California said on Monday the troubled Department of Children and Family Services is illegally shielding its records after county supervisors defied a subpoena.


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Study: Riverside, San Bernardino Among Deadliest Cities For Pedestrians

A new study ranks Riverside-San Bernardino region as the fifth-most dangerous place in the U.S. for pedestrians to cross the street.


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Drug-Related Deaths Drop In SoCal ‘Meth Capital Of The World’

The use of crystal methamphetamine has slowed significantly in San Diego County, according to a new survey.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/28/2011

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US Life Expectancy Surpasses 78, A New Record

U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years.


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Activists Target Sled Rides After Dog Deaths

The slaughter of 100 sled dogs in Canada has re-energized efforts by some animal activists to ban or boycott dog sled rides, a popular activity among tourists in many winter vacation spots, from New England to Minnesota to Alaska.


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Medical Board Of California Investigates Doctor When 2 Patients Die After Lap-Band Surgery

The Medical Board of California is investigating a doctor who implanted the Lap-Band weight-loss device in a woman who had cardiac arrest after the surgery and died three days later.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/04/2011

4 Teens Shot, 2 Dead, In Redlands

Authorities say four teens were shot — two fatally — Wednesday evening in Redlands.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/05/2011