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  • Vigils honor victim of 1923 Glendale railway crash

    Vigils honor victim of 1923 Glendale railway crash
    E.M. Bainbridge's plans to stop a runaway train car thundering down Glendale Avenue were thwarted 90 years ago when a northbound steam engine crashed head-on into the railroad car, leaving behind a plume of smoke, snarled steel and splintered wood....
  • Fans pay tribute to 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas

    Fans pay tribute to 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas
    The fast and furious became the solemn and reverential Sunday as hundreds of fans and mourners met in Valencia to pay tribute to the memory of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, killed Nov. 30 in a car crash. Under cold but clear skies, a line of muscle...
  • Coroner: Paul Walker died of injuries, burns 'within seconds'

    Coroner: Paul Walker died of injuries, burns 'within seconds'
    “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker died from a combination of traumatic injuries and burns after the Porsche he was riding in crashed and erupted in flames, according to autopsy results released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Coroner's...
  • Paul Walker death: No final results on actor, driver's autopsies

    Paul Walker death: No final results on actor, driver's autopsies
    Autopsies on “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who were killed in a fiery crash Saturday, have been completed but final results are not yet available, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office....
  • Paul Walker death: Father recalls 'Fast and Furious' star's big heart

    The grieving father of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker, who died Saturday when the Porsche he was riding in slammed into a tree and concrete lamp post, said he was proud of his son "every day of his life," the Los Angeles Times reported....
  • '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 confirmed on social media. Walker, 40, was best known for his role in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...