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  • Man convicted of killing four inside Valley Village restaurant

    Man convicted of killing four inside Valley Village restaurant

    A jury Tuesday convicted a Los Angeles man of killing four people after he fired more than 50 shots inside a Valley Village restaurant during a memorial gathering in 2010. The jury of nine men and three women found Nerses Arthur Galstyan guilty of two counts of first-degree murder with the special...

  • 2 dead, 1 injured after apparent murder-suicide in Valley Village

    2 dead, 1 injured after apparent murder-suicide in Valley Village

    One woman was killed and another critically injured Monday in a Valley Village apartment complex, where police say a man apparently cut one of the women with a hatchet and shot both of them before turning the gun on himself. Officers responded to the 12400 block of Weddington Street about 10:30...

  • Driver ordered to stand trial in electrocution deaths

    Driver ordered to stand trial in electrocution deaths

    A 19-year-old driver who crashed into a utility pole in Valley Village has been ordered to stand trial for manslaughter in the deaths of two women who tried to come to his aid, only to be electrocuted by downed power lines. Arman Samsonian of Glendale slammed his sport utility vehicle into a light...

  • ‘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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