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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...

  • 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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