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  • 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 The new digital Tasers will replace 150 outdated analog models, and track any calibrations, self-tests, deployment, amount of...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...
  • New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas

    New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas
    An L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found the high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor and Glendale native Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, Roger Rodas,...
  • Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest

    Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest
    A new report finds that Glendale drivers pay the most for auto insurance in California, topping a statewide list of more than 200 cities that ranks Burbank as sixth highest. Single people in Glendale pay an average of $1,823 a year for coverage, while...
  • 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'...
  • Private service to honor crash victims

    Private service to honor crash victims
    On Tuesday, in the absence of fanfare or media attention, La Cañada’s tiny Glenola Park will play host to a quiet memorial service as friends and family gather to remember and mourn two of their own, whose lives were tragically cut short five...
  • 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...
  • 210 Freeway lanes reopened Thursday night after earlier big rig collision

    210 Freeway lanes reopened Thursday night after earlier big rig collision
    The San Gabriel River (210) Freeway was reopened Thursday night after a big rig collision shut down all eastbound lanes in the Pasadena area of the freeway. A Sig Alert was issued at 1:05 p.m.  east of Allen Avenue “until further notice,”...
  • Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'

    Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'
    A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year isn't letting the events of that tragic day stop him from prevailing in his new life's mission. Damian Kevitt was left wounded,...
  • 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...