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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...

  • Siblings sentenced to prison for attempted Burbank burglary

    Three siblings, two of whom were third-strike candidates, will spend several years behind bars after being convicted Thursday of attempting to break into a Burbank home. The conviction comes after Donald Trotter, Destiny Trotter and Daven Trotter were arrested by Burbank police officers on the...

  • Suspected Dual Valley Bandit charged in federal court for serial bank robberies

    Suspected Dual Valley Bandit charged in federal court for serial bank robberies

    A Pasadena man was indicted in federal court Friday for allegedly committing a series of bank robberies across the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, including one in Burbank, authorities said. Shownee Shon Smith, 41, was charged with five counts of robbing a bank, one count of committing an...

  • YouTube personality victim of supposed ‘swatting’ prank

    A YouTube personality known for filming his daily life and for pranking people was broadcasting live Friday evening when officers from the Burbank Police Department approached him with their guns drawn, unknowingly enlisted in an alleged “swatting” prank directed at him. Around 6:30 p.m., Paul...

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