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City Buzz: Second Burbank H.S. shaken by sex charges

For the second time in less than a month, a Burbank high school is in the news in connection with a criminal case involving sex charges and underage students. Last Thursday, June 18, Burbank High School Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, Kyle Roach, was arrested and booked on felony charges of oral copulation with a minor, annoying or molesting a child, and possession of child pornography. The Burbank Police Department began an investigation after two students on the volleyball team “… came forward when they began to suspect... Read More →

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Toyota agrees to pay $1.2 billion fine in criminal fraud case

A major setback for Toyota, one of the world’s most respected and trusted automakers. Today the U.S. Justice Department announced the Japanese automaker had agreed to pay a $1.2 billion fine in order to avoid a criminal fraud charge. This is the largest fine ever against an automaker. The criminal charge stems from an investigation into the sticky gas pedal/floor mat controversy. Toyota began getting complaints in 2009 that some of the gas pedals on its vehicles appeared to jam or... Read More →

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