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  • Settlement reached in Dahlia case

    City officials have reached a settlement with a former Burbank police detective fired in the wake of alleged misconduct during the Porto's robbery investigation, who in turn sued for retaliation, court records show. Court records filed by former Det....
  • North Hollywood man indicted in smuggling ring to bring Armenians to the U.S.

    A 44-year-old North Hollywood man was indicted on a charge of being the ringleader of a smuggling ring that brought Armenian nationals into the U.S. through Moscow and Mexico. Grigor Chatalyan was arrested Sunday trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico...
  • City declines further appeals in alleged Burbank Police corruption case

    The Burbank City Council voted last week to not seek any further appeals in a case that ended with a $1.3-million award to a former deputy police chief who alleged corruption within the Burbank Police Department. In May, a three-judge panel on the Court...
  • Fired Burbank officer to get job back

    A former Burbank police sergeant fired four years ago in connection with alleged misconduct during the Porto's robbery investigation will be reinstated, his lawyer said, marking an unprecedented move in the multiyear saga that cost 10 officers their jobs....
  • 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...
  • Panel denies city of Burbank's appeal related to alleged BPD corruption case

    A three-judge panel this week denied the city's appeal of a judgment that a former deputy police chief was retaliated against for reporting alleged corruption within the Burbank Police Department. William Taylor, who joined the police department in...
  • Man pleads not guilty to burglary

    A Burbank man on Thursday pleaded not guilty to burglarizing a parked car while pushing his 2-year-old son in a stroller. Frederic Strobel, 31, was pushing his son in a stroller at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday along the 2600 block of Wyoming Avenue when he...
  • Shooting death of Officer Pavelka

    Shooting death of Officer Pavelka
    After 10 months on the force, Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka responded to a call for backup at the Ramada Inn parking lot. It would be the rookie’s last ride. The routine stop in November 2003 escalated into a hail of gunfire that left...
  • Boards endorse lawsuit

    Local school boards are throwing their support behind a lawsuit filed Thursday that claims the California education system has been underfunded by billions for years in violation of the state Constitution. The lawsuit represents years of work by the...
  • Officer pulled from lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES — A Burbank police officer's discrimination lawsuit against the department has no merit and cannot go forward, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Joanne O'Donnell ruled that Elfego Rodriguez, who is of Guatemalan...
  • Pot bust yields 56 pounds

    A 31-year-old man who police said tried to smuggle more than 50 pounds of marijuana in checked luggage pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges Friday. Following his plea in Burbank Superior Court, Clarence Williams, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was taken to a...
  • TSA fines woman

    DOWNTOWN — A month after a judge agreed to drop a misdemeanor battery charge against a woman who refused to relinquish a cooler of snacks for her ailing mother at Bob Hope Airport, she now faces a $2,500 fine. Nadine Kay Hays, of Camarillo, who was...