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  • Burbank man sentenced 26 years to life in stabbing case

    Burbank man sentenced 26 years to life in stabbing case
    A 27-year-old Burbank man was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison Wednesday after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his on-and-off girlfriend 19 times in her neck. Stephen Joanou Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder in March in the death...
  • Miley Cyrus home burglary: Police detain pair in North Hollywood

    A man and woman were detained Thursday in connection with the theft of Miley Cyrus' Maserati and other items from her home, police said. The pair, who have not been identified by police, were spotted near Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Lankershim and...
  • Police subdue man in alleged gym ruckus

    A 38-year-old Burbank man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly threw a keyboard at a Burbank police officer at 24 Hour Fitness, where he had been asked to leave by the gym staff, police said. Gym employees called police at 8:35 a.m. after the...
  • Man files claim against the city, alleges excessive police force

    A 51-year-old man filed a claim against the city of Burbank centered around an incident in which he reportedly woke up with a broken arm in a Burbank park following an arrest for being drunk in public, records show. Jon Petersen alleges he was a...
  • Sobriety checkpoint nets five arrests

    Three drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving drunk during a sobriety checkpoint conducted overnight Saturday, police said. From 9 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Burbank police screened 1,278 drivers who passed through the checkpoint at the...
  • LAPD recovers gun from North Hollywood home, identifies suspect

    Los Angeles police recovered a gun from the North Hollywood home where a convicted felon was flushed out after officers fired tear gas, authorities said Monday night. The weapon was found on a sofa inside the single-story home on Hartsook Street, Lt....
  • The prospect for learning is high at school's Gold Rush

    The prospect for learning is high at school's Gold Rush
    Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each. It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
  • Burbank Unified settles for $150K in sex abuse case

    A young man sexually abused by his Burbank teacher will receive a $150,000 settlement stemming from a 2011 lawsuit, district officials confirmed Wednesday. Amy Beck, a former teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School, turned herself into Burbank...
  • BPD's Youth Academy holds graduation ceremony

    Fifteen teens graduated Thursday from the Burbank Police Department's Youth Academy, a five-week program that includes physical training, lectures on law enforcement and mock job interviews. Among the graduates was Yasmin Garcia, who, after surviving...
  • Driver reportedly tried to bypass down crossing arms when struck by train

     Driver reportedly tried to bypass down crossing arms when struck by train
    Initial reports suggest that the motorist killed in the train collision Tuesday had attempted to drive around or through the railroad crossing arms, which were already down, when he was struck by the train, Burbank police said. The man, identified by...
  • Letter: One alleged DUI isn't worth the cost

    Re: “DUI checkpoint in Burbank yields one arrest,” Sept. 3. Burbank Police Department had a sobriety checkpoint from 9 a.m.. to 2 a.m. That is 16 hours. They stopped 823 drivers for screening and netted one alleged drunk driver. After...
  • Man accused of possessing child pornography at Burbank library

    A 45-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly caught looking at suspected child pornography at the Burbank Central Library, police said. Police responded to the library, located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., just before 5 p.m. regarding...