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  • 'Fast and Furious' actor and Glendale native Paul Walker dies in car crash

    'Fast and Furious' actor and Glendale native Paul Walker dies in car crash
    Actor Paul Walker and one other person were killed in a fiery vehicle crash Saturday in Valencia, Walker’s representatives¬†confirmed on social media. Walker, 40, was best known for his role in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise....
  • Video: Police release surveillance footage of hit-and-run scene

    Video: Police release surveillance footage of hit-and-run scene
    This story has been updated with additional information. Glendale police on Wednesday released surveillance video footage that showed a white utility van fleeing the scene after striking and severely injuring a 75-year-old woman last week. The...
  • Boy struck by car while chasing tennis ball

    A boy suffered serious injuries Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle as he chased a tennis ball that rolled onto Verdugo Road, police said. The boy, who is approximately 13 years old, was taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he was...
  • No jail time for rocker Peter Murphy

    No jail time for rocker Peter Murphy
    Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and must complete 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings for rear-ending a car in Glendale and fleeing in his vehicle until he was stopped six miles away. Murphy, who...
  • Glendale hit-and-run victim dies while in coma

    Glendale hit-and-run victim dies while in coma
    A 74-year-old Glendale woman has died from injuries she suffered after she and a friend were struck in a crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver on Oct. 3, police said Tuesday. Serpouhi Gharapetian suffered major head injuries and was in a coma until she died...
  • Berkeley safety experts to discuss Glendale's hit-and-run incidents

    Traffic safety in Glendale apparently will get a shot in the arm from one of the state's most renowned safety research centers. UC Berkeley's transportation research center has agreed to visit Glendale again to conduct an educational workshop about...
  • Rocker Peter Murphy's DUI case gets new hearing

    Rocker Peter Murphy's DUI case gets new hearing
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday continued a hearing for Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy, who is accused of rear-ending a vehicle and fleeing to Los Angeles, where an eyewitness blocked him until police arrived. His attorney,...
  • Elderly pedestrian struck, killed in Glendale

    Elderly pedestrian struck, killed in Glendale
    An older woman died Saturday evening after being hit by a car on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said.  A car travelling west on Doran Street hit the 88-year-old Glendale resident, whose identity was not released, at about 6:30 p.m. She was...
  • Police: Woman stepped out between two parked cars when fatally struck

    An 88-year-old Glendale woman was struck and fatally injured by a car Saturday on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said. The woman, who police identified as Balasan Mirzabegianliwasgan, was pronounced dead that evening at Glendale Adventist...
  • Man wanted in woman's horrific death on 210 Freeway turns himself in to Glendale police

    Man wanted in woman's horrific death on 210 Freeway turns himself in to Glendale police
    A man suspected of driving a car on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar last week from which a female passenger fell and was killed has turned himself in to authorities. Ricardo “Rick” Jimenez, 26, turned himself in to the Glendale Police Department...
  • Driver allegedly hits motorcyclist in Glendale

    A Glendale motorist was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly ran a red light and struck a motorcyclist while under the influence of drugs, police said. The motorist, Ivan Ramirez, 30, was taken into custody about 6:30 p.m. on suspicion of DUI and...
  • Fatal motorcycle crash stalls traffic on westbound 134 Freeway

    Fatal motorcycle crash stalls traffic on westbound 134 Freeway
    Three lanes of the westbound 134 Freeway are closed, snarling traffic through the Burbank and Glendale areas after a fatal motorcycle crash early Tuesday, a spokesman from the California Highway Patrol said. Officers received calls about a downed...