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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Report: Isla Vista shooter purchased guns from licensed Burbank dealer

    Report: Isla Vista shooter purchased guns from licensed Burbank dealer
    At first, when it began, it was lost to the soundtrack of another Friday night in this bluff-top college town: screeching tires and what sounded like fireworks. But then — shattered glass. Sirens. Screams. Within 10 minutes, it was done —...
  • Police: Woman crashes car into driver who apparently left hotel before paying for sex

    Police: Woman crashes car into driver who apparently left hotel before paying for sex
    A 26-year-old Sacramento woman was arrested Saturday in Burbank after she allegedly chased a man who didn’t pay her for providing him sexual services, intentionally ramming her car into his, police said.  Stephanie Tresca-Archie allegedly met...
  • Early morning high-speed chase ends in freeway crash

    Two burglars wound up in the hospital Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking into a car in Burbank and initiating a high-speed chase that ended with the stolen vehicle crashing on a freeway off-ramp. The Burbank Police Department responded to a...
  • Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines

    Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines
    Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
  • Burbank police report DUI arrests up, crashes down

    The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving...
  • Burbank student survives fiery bus crash in Northern California

    Burbank student survives fiery bus crash in Northern California
    A female student from Burroughs High School was on the bus that collided with a FedEx freight truck in a fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday evening, killing 10 people and injuring dozens more. Los Angeles Unified officials said Friday that...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash

    A Thousand Oaks man was arrested early Monday after his vehicle struck a parked car and sheared a street light, causing a passenger to be ejected from his vehicle, police said. Roberto Martinez, 22, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony...
  • Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five

    Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five
    Alcohol, drugs and a high rate of speed appear to have been factors in a fiery car wreck in September that claimed the lives of five young people and left one severely injured, records show. The driver of the Nissan Altima involved in the single-car...
  • Pedestrian struck and killed in North Hollywood; driver in custody

    A driver was in custody Tuesday after his car allegedly struck and killed a man in North Hollywood, police said. The victim, in his 30s, was standing behind a parked van on the 7300 block of Clyborn Avenue about 6 a.m., putting on shoes, when he was...
  • Crash on 101 Freeway near 134 Freeway snarls traffic

    A two-car collision that left an SUV on its back snarled the eastbound 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Monday afternoon. Three of five lanes were closed from Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and one person was injured,  California Highway Patrol...
  • Burbank police get grant for more DUI checkpoints

    Burbank police get grant for more DUI checkpoints
    The Burbank Police Department has received a $31,500 grant to fund sobriety checkpoints citywide through next September. The funds will be used to conduct three sobriety checkpoints in Burbank streets in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related...
  • Officials issue Halloween warnings for pedestrian safety, drug-laced candy

    Officials issue Halloween warnings for pedestrian safety, drug-laced candy
    Public safety officials have issued a slew of warnings for parents as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this Halloween night. Chief among them: beware of drunk drivers, marijuana-laced candy, and dark streets and alleys. Halloween is...