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  • Year in Review: A year of tragedy and triumph

    Year in Review: A year of tragedy and triumph
    A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of...
  • Year in Review: City manager Mike Flad leaves, Burbank sees first homicide in 3 years, Rebecca Mieliwocki recognized by Obama

    Year in Review: City manager Mike Flad leaves, Burbank sees first homicide in 3 years, Rebecca Mieliwocki recognized by Obama
    A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city’s chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of...
  • Prosecutors seek 97-month prison term for Burbank accountant

    Federal prosecutors have recommended that former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee be sentenced to 97 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud involving the theft of more than $7 million in political funds from 50 clients,...
  • Son will not get jail time

    DOWNTOWN — A 20-year-old man charged in connection with the 2008 death of his father will not face jail time after pleading this week to lesser charges. Noah Loock, of Burbank, pleaded no contest Tuesday in Pasadena Superior Court to one count...
  • Police enforce pedestrian safety

    Police enforce pedestrian safety
    It takes the average healthy adult 16 seconds to walk across an intersection, but Burbank police on Wednesday were more interested in how long it takes a driver to stop. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, police officers conducted a pedestrian...
  • Burbank man charged in beating death of wife has violent record

    A 70-year-old Burbank man charged with murder after allegedly beating his wife to death with a chair leg has a history of spousal abuse that dates to the late 1980s, court documents show. The man, Joseph Robert Brancato, was convicted of spousal abuse...
  • Man who struck wife with chair sentenced to 2 years in prison

    Burbank resident Joseph Robert Brancato, who at one point was charged with murder after allegedly inflicting a deadly blow to his wife’s head with a chair leg, was sentenced to two years in state prison this week.    Murder charges were dropped...
  • Man accused of killing wife gets two years in prison

    Burbank resident Joseph Robert Brancato, who at one point was charged with murder after allegedly inflicting a deadly blow to his wife's head with a chair leg, was sentenced to two years in state prison this week.    Murder charges were dropped in...
  • Burb's Eye View: Helping people work through change

    Everyone at the Joslyn Adult Center knows the gentleman who shows up on Tuesday afternoons as Barney, or Mr. Meskin. Not everyone knows what he's doing there. He sets up in a little space and waits for his group to arrive. They just need a few chairs and...
  • Amy Beck released from prison, civil suit drags on

    Amy Beck released from prison, civil suit drags on
    Parties involved in an ongoing lawsuit stemming from a sexual liaison between a former Burbank Unified middle school teacher and her student met behind closed doors Friday to discuss moving the case from state to federal court. Attorneys declined to...
  • Police look at response times

    Police look at response times
    Burbank police said at a community forum this week that they’re continuing to look at ways to reduce response times that have reached an average of 20 minutes for non-emergency calls. Part of that effort has included discussion of hiring more...
  • Selena Gomez's accused stalker pleads not guilty

    A Illinois man pleaded not guilty Thursday after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with one count of stalking actress and singer Selena Gomez. Thomas Brodnicki, 46, is accused of stalking the 19-year-old star of "Monte Carlo" and "Wizards...