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  • Hearing for Burbank-based campaign treasurer postponed

    Kinde Durkee, the Burbank-based campaign treasurer being investigated for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars from clients, will not appear in federal court this week as scheduled. The preliminary hearing on the calendar for Wednesday was pushed...
  • Bird feeder's arrest called 'media frenzy'

    In court for a pre-trial hearing Friday, attorneys for the man accused of creating an aircraft safety hazard at the Bob Hope Airport by feeding a large flock of pigeons called his arrest an overblown media frenzy stoked by authorities. Attorneys for...
  • Hearing postponed for man accused of beating 65-year-old wife to death with chair leg

    For the second time in two weeks, health issues have prevented a 70-year-old Burbank resident accused of killing his wife with a chair leg from appearing in court today, officials said. Joseph Brancato did not appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • Reinstated officer: Vegas joy ride was 'stupid'

    Reinstated officer: Vegas joy ride was 'stupid'
    The only Glendale police officer to retain his job after taking a joy ride with two other officers to Las Vegas told investigators the incident was a “stupid prank” that he regretted, according to court documents. Last week, the Civil Service...
  • Attorney for Burbank man charged with beating wife had medical issues in jail

    A 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death with a chair leg appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair after suffering from a fractured shoulder and back spasms in jail, his attorney said. Joseph Brancato faces murder charges after...
  • Hearing for man charged with fatally shooting cousin postponed

    Hearing for man charged with fatally shooting cousin postponed
    The preliminary hearing for a 27-year-old Tujunga man charged with fatally shooting his cousin and dumping her body on the Foothill (210) Freeway was postponed Thursday. The hearing for Aram Sarukhanyan was rescheduled for Jan. 12 in the Los Angeles...
  • Prosecutors say they need more time in Durkee investigation

    Three months after the arrest of campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee on suspicion of mishandling political funds from a state lawmaker’s account, federal prosecutors said Tuesday they need more time to complete their investigation to determine whether...
  • Burbank man pleads not guilty to attempted murder in stabbing incident

    A 31-year-old Burbank man who allegedly stabbed another man in the leg remains in custody after he pleaded not guilty on Monday to attempted murder, officials said. Hayk Kazaryan is in custody in lieu of $1.1-million bail, according to the Los Angeles...
  • Tri-Cities bandit pleads guilty

    A 39-year-old man known as the Tri-Cities bandit pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing banks in several cities, including Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, officials said. Ernest Viana, 39, accepted a plea agreement, which required him to enter his guilty plea...
  • Hearing set for alleged cop killer

    The man accused of killing a Burbank police officer in 2003 could finally head to trial after attorneys on both sides told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday that they were ready after years of legal wrangling. David Garcia, 27, faces...
  • Brawl case is called 'poorly investigated'

    Attorneys representing six alleged Glendale gang members and associates asked a Los Angeles County Superior court judge this week to dismiss attempted murder charges against their clients, claiming the prosecution’s case was riddled with holes. The...
  • Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud

    Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud
    A former NASA investigator who had worked at JPL in La Cañada Flintridge pleaded guilty this week to filing a fraudulent federal tax return that failed to report nearly $300,000 he stole from a Lancaster church. Alvin Danielle Allen, 42, was a special...