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  • After 135 mph chase and standoff, pickup driver is in CHP custody

    After 135 mph chase and standoff, pickup driver is in CHP custody

    A driver who led the California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department on a winding high-speed pursuit Monday through the San Fernando and Antelope valleys was taken into custody just before 7 p.m. after a lengthy standoff, authorities said.  The pursuit began about 5:05 p.m. at the intersection...

  • LAX shooting: Wife of slain TSA employee 'truly devastated'

    LAX shooting: Wife of slain TSA employee 'truly devastated'

    The wife of the Transportation Security Administration screener who was fatally shot at Los Angeles International Airport during a shooting rampage said Saturday her husband was “always there to help anyone in need." Standing outside their home a day after the shooting claimed the life of  Gerardo...

  • Friends, neighbors of slain TSA agent remember him as 'a great guy'

    On Saturday morning, police stood by as news trucks clogged the Porter Ranch street in front of the home of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Safety Administration agent killed in Friday's shooting at LAX. Hernandez, 39, was the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty since the agency...

  • Burbank slapped with sexual harassment lawsuit over Peeping Tom ex-employee

    Burbank slapped with sexual harassment lawsuit over Peeping Tom ex-employee

    Four women filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank on Wednesday, claiming the city is liable for a former co-worker who secretly filmed them undressing for several months in an employee locker room when they worked at the Verdugo Aquatics Facility in 2016. Two of the women in the suit were...

  • Glendale man sentenced to 4 years in prison for 2016 stabbing that led to fatal crash in Burbank

    Glendale man sentenced to 4 years in prison for 2016 stabbing that led to fatal crash in Burbank

    A Glendale man pleaded no contest in court Wednesday to a stabbing that resulted in a fatal car crash in Burbank in 2016. Haroution Stepanyan, 25, was sentenced to four years in prison after conceding to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury in the commission...

  • Burbank teacher arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex with former LAUSD student

    A Burbank Unified teacher was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor this week after a former student came forward with allegations of an inappropriate sexual encounter, authorities say. Sean Sigler, 53, has been accused by a 17-year-old girl of engaging in inappropriate...

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