| May 20, 2012
One of two Burbank siblings charged with felony animal cruelty in the fatal stabbing of a family member’s dog is scheduled to face a jury trial this summer.
The trial for Charissa Bodtcher, 23, is slated to be scheduled sometime in July after...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:46 PM
The legal battle to stop a Walmart from opening in Burbank is scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 17, when a judge will consider an injunction seeking to halt renovations at the new store site.
The three Burbank residents seeking to stop the renovation...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:36 PM
A North Hollywood man this week became just the second person to plead guilty under a new federal law that makes it a crime to point a laser beam at an aircraft -- in this case, a jet and police helicopter near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, officials...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:46 AM
All claims in the case involving former Burbank Police Lt. Omar Rodriguez and the city, including allegations that he was wrongfully terminated, were dropped in federal court Thursday.
Spokesman Drew Sugars said Rodriguez and the city also agreed to...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, August 21. A big rig crash on I-5 snarled traffic for hours in Burbank on Monday.
The early-morning crash on northbound Interstate 5 near the Scott Road exit resulted in the closure of three lanes as officials...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The 60-year-old man accused of causing a flight hazard near Bob Hope Airport by feeding a growing flock of pigeons may be dismissed if he remains out of trouble for six months.
Charles Douglas, of Glendale, pleaded no contest Aug. 31 to one count of...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:43 PM
A federal judge is reviewing whether a lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police detective who claims he was fired in retaliation for whistle-blowing may proceed, or if he must first complete the city's appeal process.
Former Det. Pete Allen claims the...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Central Valley farm groups filed a major environmental lawsuit Friday against the California bullet train project, while Orange County transportation leaders urged state officials to shelve the $68-billion proposal until improvements can be made to the...
| Jul 29, 2012
Burbank Police Officer Randy Lloyd went flying over his motorcycle's handlebars in November 2003, his tires slipping on the rubberized apron of the railroad tracks made slick by light rain.
The Nov. 15 crash near the corner of Buena Vista Street and...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn a federal appeals court decision that struck down Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative that limited marriage to a man and a woman.
Protect Marriage, the...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:23 PM
The attorneys who successfully represented a former deputy police chief in his retaliation lawsuit stand to get roughly $88,000 less than they expected from Burbank, which has been put on the hook for their legal fees after losing its case in court.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:40 PM
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...