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  • Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash

    Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash
    More than $13,000 has been raised for the families of the Burbank teens who died last week in a car crash as online crowd-funding campaigns have taken root. Early Friday morning, the pickup truck they were in tumbled 200 feet down an embankment in...
  • Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

    Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash
    Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon. Ian Bulbenko, April Townsend and Jake Gnasso, all 19 years old, were...
  • Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

    Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy
    It was only a few hours before Friday's kickoff against Rosemead High when most of the Burroughs football players heard somber news. Three former Burroughs students — Ian Bulbenko, 19, April Townsend, 19, and Jake Gnasso, 19 — were killed...
  • Motorcyclist who died in 134 Freeway crash possibly hit by big rig

    Motorcyclist who died in 134 Freeway crash possibly hit by big rig
    Authorities say they believe a motorcyclist who died in a crash on the 134 Freeway on Tuesday morning suffered fatal injuries when he was run over by a big rig. Ozer Ozyildirim, 42, of Los Angeles died at the scene of the collision, said Los Angeles...
  • Driver loses control, crashes into pedestrian

    A 62-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized when she was struck by a sedan Thursday after the driver lost control of the car, police said. At 7:30 a.m., the 22-year-old motorist was reportedly speeding eastbound on Alameda Avenue approaching Chavez Street...
  • Coroner identifies three of five victims in fiery car crash

    Coroner’s officials on Thursday identified three of the five people killed in a fiery car crash in Burbank early Saturday morning. Among those identified was the car’s driver. The three were identified as Stephen Stoll, 23, of Burbank, Malak...
  • Identity of fourth victim killed in fiery Burbank crash is confirmed

    Identity of fourth victim killed in fiery Burbank crash is confirmed
    Los Angeles County coroner’s officials have identified a fourth victim of a fiery single-car crash in Burbank this past weekend. Sugey Cuevas, 19, was among the five who died in the wreck that occurred at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday near the Scott...
  • Leader Editorial: Community mourns together over tragedy

    Leader Editorial: Community mourns together over tragedy
    There is a pall on this city today, with residents still absorbing the fact that a fiery, single-car crash that took place Sept. 28 on San Fernando Boulevard ended the lives of five of our promising young people and injured a sixth. As that Saturday...
  • Online safety pledge takes root after deadly car crash

    After five of her best friends died in a car wreck, Vanessa Lanza made a pledge. She'd never allow herself, or others, to drink and drive. As of Tuesday, nearly 600 people had joined Lanza's online vow, in which she asked friends, classmates,...
  • DUI crashes down, arrests up in Burbank

    The number of alcohol and drug-related traffic collisions in Burbank has dropped 35% since last year, but police have logged 22% more DUI arrests, year-to-date statistics show. Officials attribute the trend to increased enforcement and public...
  • Man struck, killed by car while reportedly jaywalking

    A 53-year-old Burbank man died Sunday night after being struck by a car while he was reportedly jaywalking across Olive Avenue, police said. At around 10 p.m., the man, who was not immediately identified, ran across the street in the 2800 block of Olive...
  • 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...