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Domestic Violence

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  • New ads decry violent crimes

    A new advertising campaign was launched in Burbank this week to bring awareness to a state program that helps victims of violent crimes. The ads, which are appearing on Burbank Bus vehicles, feature stark, sometimes bloody, depictions of victims — women, children and the elderly.
  • Op-Ed: Working to serve the victims of abuse

    I made a phone call 12 years ago that changed my life. After 16 years in an abusive relationship and a call to 911, I found myself in search of assistance beyond what police and courts could offer. Making dozens of phone calls from referral after...

    Murder charges dropped against Burbank man

    Murder charges were dropped this week against a 71-year-old Burbank man after officials determined that his wife was not the victim of a homicide, but instead died of a liver disease. Joseph Robert Brancato had been charged with murder after allegedly...

    Man held in wake of wife's death

    A 70-year-old Burbank man remained in jail Friday in lieu of $1.02-million bail as authorities awaited the official cause of death for his wife, who was found dead with a head wound in their home three days earlier. Than man, Joseph Robert Brancato,...

    Burbank man charged in beating death of wife has violent record

    A 70-year-old Burbank man charged with murder after allegedly beating his wife to death with a chair leg has a history of spousal abuse that dates to the late 1980s, court documents show. The man, Joseph Robert Brancato, was convicted of spousal abuse...