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  • 818 Roundup: Creature shop comes back to life; Man dies during massage; woman files suit

    818 Roundup: Creature shop comes back to life; Man dies during massage; woman files suit
    Good morning readers! Today is Monday, April 7. Rub the weekend out of your eyes, and check out these headlines around the area:  A 66-year-old man died Thursday after receiving a massage at a newly opened spa in Glendale, police said. The man was...
  • Pedestrian killed near Glendale Community College

    Pedestrian killed near Glendale Community College
    An 86-year-old Glendale man crossing five traffic lanes with a shopping cart was struck and killed Wednesday morning about half a mile south of Glendale Community College, police said. The man, identified as Antranik Melkonian, suffered head trauma and...
  • Glendale police set to receive new Tasers

    Glendale police set to receive new Tasers
    Glendale police will soon receive new Tasers with the added capability to record more information about incidents when deployed. The new digital Tasers will replace 150 outdated analog models, and track any calibrations, self-tests, deployment, amount of...
  • Glendale resident shot himself in the leg, police say

    A 24-year-old Glendale man accidentally shot his own leg early Thursday while he was securing a firearm before going to bed, police said. The man, whose identity wasn’t released, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he underwent...
  • Glendale resident appointed to serve on state community college board

    Glendale resident appointed to serve on state community college board
    Glendale resident and retired Col. Nancy Sumner was recently appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on the California Community College Board of Governors, a 17-member group responsible for helping guide and set policy for the state’s 112...
  • Update: All lanes reopened following cement truck crash on 5 Freeway in Glendale

    [Update 10:55 a.m.] All lanes of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway were reopened at about 10:35 a.m. Monday after a cement truck crashed, trapping and seriously injuring the driver, officials said. The driver, whose name was not immediately...
  • News-Press Editorial: Seniors are a big part of ongoing tragedy

    Less than 24 hours after Glendale’s newly appointed Mayor Zareh Sinanyan commented on the need to increase safety in the city for pedestrians and bicyclists, Antranik Melkonian, 86, died Wednesday morning after he tried to illegally cross five lanes...
  • Looking to address pedestrian-safety issue

    Looking to address pedestrian-safety issue
    Glendale's ongoing issues with pedestrian safety have claimed the lives of two 86-year-old men just within the past four months. The figure is specifically distressing to Daniel Mehrabian because his grandfather was one of those men killed. "I wasn'...
  • Pedestrian safety efforts discussed at traffic panel in Glendale

    Pedestrian safety efforts discussed at traffic panel in Glendale
    After Lidiya Badalyan was struck in a crosswalk by a driver in July near Glendale High School, she was hospitalized for two months and remained in a full-body brace as she recovered from several broken bones. But life just isn’t the same anymore...
  • Rain hits hard, but few incidents in Glendale

    Rain hits hard, but few incidents in Glendale
    Despite a heavy downpour that saw some parts of the Foothills receive more than two inches of rain, Glendale weathered the second storm system of the week with mostly minor incidents and inconveniences. According to the National Weather Service, the wet...
  • Semi-truck collision on Foothill (210) Freeway shuts down Lowell Ave. offramp

    The offramp on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Lowell Avenue was closed Friday morning after a collision involving a jack-knifed semi-truck and three vehicles, according to Officer Tony Polizzi with the California Highway Patrol. The incident...
  • Cyclist in Glendale struck by car, dies

    A cyclist died Sunday morning after running a red light at the corner of Glendale and California avenues and being hit by a car, police said. Sgt. Tom Lorenz said the crash occurred at about 7 a.m. The cyclist, a man in his mid-twenties who was not...