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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burbank school district OKs independent study program

    Burbank school officials approved a new independent-study program recently in hopes of attracting Burbank students that the district has lost to similar programs nearby that provide students flexibility in earning a high school diploma. The district is...
  • Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building

    Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building
    An 18-year-old Burbank woman, who was allegedly driving drunk, crashed her car into a city building in Burbank early Saturday morning, according to police. At 4:13 a.m., Holly Smitheman reportedly drove her 2000 Volkswagen Jetta into a city building on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...