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Hemet Firefighters Donate Funds To Families Of Local Fallen Hotshot Crew Members

The Hemet Firefighters Association Tuesday voted to give community funds to the families of two firefighters killed battling a wildfire in Arizona.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/02/2013

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Apple Valley Man Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Children In Exchange For Gifts

A 56-year-old San Bernardino man was facing charges Tuesday of sexually abusing children in exchange for gifts and money.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

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Suspect Sought In Santa Ana Subway Robbery

Police Friday sought the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Subway restaurant in Orange County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/14/2013

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Man Cons Seal Beach Widow, 86, Into Sending Him $30K By Pretending To Be Grandson

A man allegedly duped an 86-year-old Seal Beach widow into sending him $30,000.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/10/2013

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Free Tax Tips From Financial Fortitude

Gina M. McAllister and Khansa Jones-Muhammad, both of Fortitude Financial Management, visited the KCAL9 studios Wednesday to share some tax tips and to talk about extensions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2013

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Calif.’s First-Day Powerball Sales Set New Record

Powerball is clearly a big hit in the Golden State—it set a new nationwide record for first-day sales.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2013

Christopher Dorner with former LAPD Chief William Bratton in 2006. (courtesy LAPD)

Report: Some Donors Reconsidering $1.2M Dorner Reward

Several groups who put up reward money for the “capture and conviction” of ex-Los Angeles police officer and accused murderer Christopher Dorner are now reportedly reconsidering their offer.


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Ex-OC Lawyer Arrested For Allegedly Killing Wife, Throwing Her Overboard During 2006 Cruise

A former Orange County attorney has been arrested for murdering his ex-wife on a 2006 cruise and throwing her body overboard.


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Gov. Brown’s Budget Plan May Help Calif. Colleges Avoid Tuition Hikes

After years of difficult budget cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown is offering more money to California’s public colleges and universities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/11/2013

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Pomeranian Held Hostage By Studio City Dog Thief Turned In To Local Petco

A San Fernando Valley woman claims her beloved Pomeranian is being held hostage by an unknown man.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2012

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Tax Tips From Financial Planner Brian Gilder

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Tax season is right around the corner, are you ready? Author and Financial Planner Brian Gilder visited the KCAL9 studios Wednesday to to discuss different tax planning strategies. Brian’s Tips: With […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2012

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Van Nuys Family Celebrates Christmas With $1M Lottery Win

After years of playing Scratchers, a Van Nuys family is celebrating Christmas with a lot more scratch. Make that $1 million in new holiday loot.


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It Pays (Literally) To Impersonate Santa Claus

Many people wonder why an actor would choose to don a white beard and red suit to impersonate Santa Claus every holiday season. Turns out, he’s paid quite a sum to do it.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2012

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LAUSD Faces Criticism For Plan To Buy iPads For 600,000 Students

LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia says the purchase of an estimated 600,000 tablet computers is critical to ‘closing the digital divide’.


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Fashion Sites Provide Outlet For Shoppers To Become Sellers

Some fashion websites pay users every time they share links to their favorite clothing items from that site on a social media platform.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/12/2012