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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: LAPD Chief wants more police at LAUSD schools, Big rig accident closes truck lanes on 5 Freeway

    San Fernando Valley roundup: LAPD Chief wants more police at LAUSD schools, Big rig accident closes truck lanes on 5 Freeway
    Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol...
  • Driver killed in Sunday morning crash in Burbank

    Driver killed in Sunday morning crash in Burbank
    An early morning collision on Sunday in Burbank left one driver dead, police said.  The fatal crash occurred when an SUV and sedan collided head-on at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue at approximately 5:40 a.m. The impact of the...
  • 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...
  • Driver in fatal Burbank crash could face vehicular manslaughter charge

    Burbank police on Monday identified the man who was killed in a crash on Sunday as 33-year-old Roman Ramos Rubio, and said the 29-year-old driver who hit him could face a vehicular manslaughter charge in court on Tuesday. That man, identified by...
  • 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...
  • 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...