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  • Attorney change delays murder trial

    LOS ANGELES — A 36-year-old gang member convicted of killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends 20 years ago announced on Thursday that he has retained a new attorney, prompting the judge to postpone his sentencing....
  • 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...
  • Taylor trial: Witness says investigation didn't show evidence of interference

    The attorney for a former Burbank deputy police chief who claims he was fired because he complained about internal issues questioned the validity Thursday of an outside investigator's report that played a role in his client's termination. The former...
  • 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...
  • Taylor trial: Jury will weigh allegations of discrimination, harassment

    The trial involving former Burbank Police Deputy Chief William Taylor wrapped up Thursday afternoon, leaving in the hands of jurors his allegations that he was demoted and fired after raising concerns about internal discrimination and sexual harassment....
  • Jury awards former deputy police chief $1.3M

    A jury this week sided with former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor to the tune of nearly $1.3 million, siding with his claims that he was fired in retaliation for refusing to sign off on the terminations of minority officers. In his 2009 lawsuit,...
  • Armenian cop alleges ethnic slurs, harassment

    Testimony in another trial pitting a police officer against the city began this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, this time centering on claims that an Armenian American detective endured ethnic slurs and other forms of harassment. Burbank...
  • Man who allegedly shot two officers outside Kmart pleads not guilty

    The man accused of stealing from a Kmart in Burbank and then shooting and wounding two police officers while handcuffed and being taken to a patrol car pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges this week. Jamie Warren Willard, 30, of Gresham, Ore.,...
  • Federal officials begin major crackdown on marijuana operations

    Federal officials begin major crackdown on marijuana operations
    Federal prosecutors on Friday launched a significant crackdown on commercial marijuana operations, announcing legal action against several marijuana operations as part of a new statewide enforcement effort. According to a statement, the action focused...
  • Murder charges dropped against Burbank man

    Murder charges were dropped this week against a 71-year-old Burbank man after officials determined that his wife was not the victim of a homicide, but instead died of a liver disease. Joseph Robert Brancato had been charged with murder after allegedly...
  • Movie company accused of fraud

    Employees of a Burbank movie company face charges of conspiracy and fraud after allegedly bilking investors of $9 million to make independent films. An indictment from a federal grand jury this week focused on Q Media Assets LLC, located at 2301 W. Olive...