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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┬áconfirmed on social media. Walker, 40, was best known for his role in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise....
  • Three women struck, injured by vehicles in two recent incidents

    Three older women were struck by vehicles in two separate incidents this week, sending all of them to the hospital - one in grave condition. At around 8 p.m. Thursday, two women - one 59 years old and the other 73 - were struck by a car as they were...
  • News-Press Editorial: We must all share the road

    News-Press Editorial: We must all share the road
    Like one-two punches, the horrible news was reported: On Wednesday afternoon and then again on Thursday night, three Glendale pedestrians, all women, and two of them in their 70s, were the victims of hit-and-run accidents. As of this writing, one of those...
  • Police intensify search for hit-and-run drivers

    Police intensify search for hit-and-run drivers
    A police investigation into the identities of two hit-and-run drivers intensified Friday as the victims — three Glendale women — battled for their lives after they were struck down on city streets this week. Glendale police investigators...
  • Mother of teen killed by school bus arrested

    Mother of teen killed by school bus arrested
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed in May by a school bus was arrested early Tuesday after she allegedly stabbed her longtime partner in his stomach during a dispute over drugs. The boy’s 30-year-old mother, Karen Hernandez,...
  • Group to eye traffic safety in Glendale

    Glendale officials plan to take a new approach in addressing pedestrian safety issues following a recent string of collisions and fatalities in the city. They are forming a subcommittee of the Transportation and Parking Commission to look into safety...
  • 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...
  • 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...