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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Unlicensed bondsman sentenced to jail

    A 38-year-old Burbank man was sentenced Friday to one year in jail for allegedly soliciting Orange County jail inmates as bail clients, authorities said. Ernesto Perez, an unlicensed bail bondsman, was convicted after pleading guilty to six felony counts...
  • Man given life sentence in police officer's murder

    Man given life sentence in police officer's murder
    David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...
  • Violent crime in Burbank down, police cite more resource due to reopened jail

    Violent crime in Burbank down, police cite more resource due to reopened jail
    Violent crime was down in Burbank for the first half of the year, police reported — a trend officials attributed to no longer having to transport prisoners to and from Glendale during reconstruction of their own jail facility. Aggravated assaults,...
  • North Hollywood man indicted in laser attack

    North Hollywood man indicted in laser attack
    An 18-year-old North Hollywood man has been indicted under a new law that makes it a federal crime to deliberately point a laser at an aircraft. Adam Gardenhire was arrested early Wednesday at his North Hollywood home for allegedly pointing a laser at...
  • 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...
  • Drayman may not serve full year sentence

    Drayman may not serve full year sentence
    Former Councilman John Drayman, who has been convicted of embezzlement, is expected to be released from Los Angeles County jail on Sept. 26, which would cut the one-year sentence he received on Monday roughly in half. His time behind bars could be...
  • Drayman serves eight days in jail

    Drayman serves eight days in jail
    Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement,...
  • News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

    Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to...
  • Antonovich calls for reducing early releases from jails

    Antonovich calls for reducing early releases from jails
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asked sheriff's officials to look into ways to stem early releases of county jail inmates serving time for violence and sex crimes, after a report by the Los Angeles Times on the increasing number of...
  • Glendale police to hold DUI checkpoint

    Glendale police will be cracking down on drunk drivers this weekend by holding a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the city between 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. Officers will also be checking to ensure drivers are licensed,...