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  • Rep. Adam Schiff introduces bill to impose penalties on 'straw purchasers' of guns

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would impose a two-year prison sentence for people who buy guns in bulk explicitly to resell them. The Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act goes after the so-called “straw...
  • Big-rig driver drops appeal in Angeles Crest Highway manslaughter case

    Big-rig driver drops appeal in Angeles Crest Highway manslaughter case
    Marcos Costa, the big-rig truck driver convicted of manslaughter in a 2009 fatal crash in La Cañada Flintridge, has dropped his appeal, according to his attorney. Costa, 46, was sentenced in 2011 to seven years and four months in prison. Palmdale...
  • Glendale woman sentenced to jail, banned from pets for allegedly stabbing dog's face

    A 42-year-old Glendale woman was banned from owning any pets while on probation after pleading no contest to allegedly stabbing her Shiba Inu dog multiple times while high on cough syrup, officials said. Merry Jane Clift was sentenced on Thursday to 28...
  • Two charged with murder in Christmas Day crash that killed Glendale woman

    Two alleged gang members were charged with murder Friday for their roles in a police chase that ended in a Christmas Day crash that killed a Glendale woman, prosecutors said. Darrell Williams, 22, of Pasadena, and Brittany Washington, 21, of Los Angeles,...
  • Ron Kaye: There's no justice in this system

    Consequences — there must be consequences for our actions, or there will be hell to pay. The punishment must fit the crime. Without that, at least as a shared principle, what do we have? That's what justice for all is all about: the balance between...
  • Man gets 25 years for ID theft

    A member of an Armenian crime ring was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years in federal prison for orchestrating an identity theft and bank fraud scheme while in prison. U.S. District Court Judge David Carter sentenced Arman Sharopetrosian, 33, of...
  • Glendale man pleads guilty to scamming investors out of $8 million

    A Glendale man pleaded guilty on Thursday to running three separate scams, including a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 30 families out of more than $8 million. Kaveh Vahedi, 51, also acknowledged his involvement in a mortgage fraud scam where at least 250...
  • Glendale driver pleads not guilty in electrocution deaths of Good Samaritans in Valley Village

    Glendale driver pleads not guilty in electrocution deaths of Good Samaritans in Valley Village
    A 19-year-old Glendale man pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular manslaughter charges related to the deaths of two women — including one from Burbank — who were electrocuted when they tried to render aid after he crashed into a light pole and...
  • Police make gang arrest

    Police make gang arrest
    A 20-year-old gang member was arrested Thursday after a compliance search of his Tujunga home yielded a Taser, which violates his probation. Alejandro Cisneros was taken into custody at his home on Samoa Avenue in Tujunga on suspicion of violating terms...
  • La Cañada middle schoolers grill Ninth Circuit judges

    La Cañada middle schoolers grill Ninth Circuit judges
    On Nov. 23, 1989, Arizona drug dealer Eric Owen Mann shot and killed two men who came to his home to purchase cocaine. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to die. On Nov. 7, nearly 23 years after the crime, 40 La Cañada High School 7/8 history...
  • Glendale: Deadline for overdue library book amnesty nears

    Glendale: Deadline for overdue library book amnesty nears
    To those harboring overdue library books: if you turn them in before Sunday, the city of Glendale will look the other way. There are currently 2,115 overdue library materials, but because of a weeklong amnesty program through April 20, fines for...
  • Commission cites Keuroghelian with warning

    Former 43rd Assembly District candidate Chahe Keuroghelian violated campaign finance disclosure rules but will not be fined, according to a ruling issued Tuesday by the California Fair Political Practices Commission. The commission made public an Oct. 1...