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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...

  • ‘I saw them and knew what they were coming for’: Store owner recounts fighting back during alleged robbery

    ‘I saw them and knew what they were coming for’: Store owner recounts fighting back during alleged robbery

    The threat of being shot to death led a Burbank doughnut shop owner to fight back against two armed robbers in late March. Raul Gutierrez was getting ready for the day at Kim’s Donuts and Coffee on March 22 when two masked robbers entered the store sometime before 5:30 a.m. “I saw them and knew...

  • Police arrest L.A. pair suspected of multiple armed robberies

    Police arrest L.A. pair suspected of multiple armed robberies

    A man and a woman who are suspects in a string of armed robberies across Los Angeles County, including one in Burbank and two in Glendale, have been arrested, according to the Burbank Police Department. Pieces of evidence left behind during the armed robbery at a Burbank doughnut shop led police...

  • Glendale man used explosives in attempt to rob ATMs, police say

    Glendale man used explosives in attempt to rob ATMs, police say

    Burbank police have arrested a Glendale man who is suspected of using explosives in an attempt to steal the contents of two ATMs. On April 8, officers were called to Magnolia Car Wash at around 4:20 a.m. after receiving word of a possible explosion. Burbank Police Sgt. Derek Green said the officers...

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