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Two suspects arrested in Burbank gang-related shooting

Two suspects arrested last Friday are set to appear in court this week in connection with a Burbank gang-related shooting. The suspects are identified as Erik Manooki,  a 19 year-old alleged gang member from Sunland, and 22 year-old Candice Richardson of Burbank.”It is believed Manooki is the shooter in this case and Richardson instigated the crime as retribution related to a prior gang related incident,” according to Burbank Police Sergeant Claudio Losacco. The shooting occurred last Thursday at around 6 p.m., at Lundigan Park, 2701 Thornton Avenue. A 21... Read More →

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Burbank assault suspect due in court Monday

A Burbank assault suspect is due in court tomorrow in connection with an alleged kidnapping and officer involved shooting. It began last Thursday morning shortly after 4 a.m. Burbank Police responded to a call at West Victory Boulevard and Buena Vista Street where a 36 year-old woman claimed she had been kidnapped. ” She gave a very specific description of the suspect vehicle.  A short time later a pickup truck matching the suspect vehicle description was seen traveling west on Victory Boulevard by our officers., ” according to Burbank Police... Read More →

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UPDATED: Burbank PD investigating a double shooting

  UPDATED: October 21, 2014 Burbank Police are now calling this a case domestic violence that ended with attempted murder and a suicide. Police discovered a 50 year-old man, who had been fatally shot, in the cab of a tractor- trailer at Affordable Storage in Burbank early yesterday afternoon. A 47 year-old female was found wounded nearby. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. In a news release, police detectives said “… evidence and circumstances indicated that the husband attempted to murder his wife by shooting... Read More →

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Man found shot to death in Burbank parking garage

Burbank Police today are investigating the death of a man who was found in a Downtown Burbank parking garage. The structure at 651 North San Fernando is near the Chevy’s and California Pizza Kitchen restaurants. Police responded to the scene early this morning and discovered a male victim in a vehicle “.. in a secluded area,” according to a Burbank PD news release. Investigators believe the man died from ” …an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.” The victim has not been identified. They’re asking for the public’s help. If you have any... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Office : Mike Gatto and father, Joseph, at his first term swearing in ceremony June 10, 2010

Funeral services set for the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Preparation are underway for the funeral of Joseph Gatto, the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto. The assemblyman’s office announced the services will be this coming Monday, November 25, 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church ,2060 North Vermont Avenue, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. A private reception and graveside burial will follow the funeral mass, according to a news release. Meanwhile, LAPD detectives continue the investigation into the shooting the death of the family patriarch. The 78-year-old retired art and design teacher was discovered slumped... Read More →

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Judge hands down stiff sentence to killer of a Burbank police officer

A collective sigh of relief in B-town today after the killer of Burbank Police Officer, Matthew Pavelka, was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, as part of a plea bargain to avoid the death penalty. This morning during a hearing, 28-year-old David Garcia reportedly pleaded guilty to first degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Pavelka and attempted murder, for the wounding of Burbank Police Officer Gregory Campbell. Garcia was immediately sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry. Twenty-six year old Pavelka... Read More →

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Jean Youn: Colorado shooting and one couple’s love story

First, it is the news of a terrible tragedy. I mean the movie theater shooting which happened in Aurora, Colorado the other day. I am so heartbroken and want to pray for the victims and their families. I want to share a small but warm story with those of you who are saddened by the tragic massacre. It is about a couple, Devin and Crystal Maxwell, who have been married since March 2010. Devin is a seaman in the US Navy. He got his orders to... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama visited Allie Young, victim of the Colorado theater shooting and gave her friend Stephanie Davies a big hug yesterday at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO July 22, 2012

President Obama meets victims of Colorado theater shooting

President Obama visited some of the victims of that tragic theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado and their families yesterday. At the University of Colorado Hospital, Obama chatted with victim Allie Young and hugged her friend Stephanie Davies — who is credited with keeping Young alive after she was shot. Twelve moviegoers were killed and around 58 wounded when a gunman sprayed a darkened theater with gunfire early last Friday. The suspect, 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, appeared in court today with orange-dyed hair and dazed look on his face. More about... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama paused for a moment of silence in Fort Myers, Florida today for the victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre

“The Dark Knight Rises” tragedy: Statement from President Obama

Tragedy in Colorado. Authorities are saying a lone gunman opened fire during a midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado — at least 12 people were killed and 38 injured.  The suspect has been tentatively identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. Witnesses say tear gas was tossed into the theater before the gunfire erupted. This morning the White House released a statement from President Barack Obama about the movie massacre. President Barack Obama: “Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and... Read More →

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Photo: from the White House Blog -- First Lady Michelle Obama sat between President Obama and Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the memorial for the mass shooting victims January 12, 2011

Photo Gallery:The Obamas speak about the Arizona tragedy

 First Lady Michelle Obama advises parents on what to say to their kids about the Tucson mass shooting Today, First Lady Michelle Obama released an open letter to parents on what to say to their kids about that mass shooting in Arizona last Saturday, that killed six, wounded more than a dozen others — including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Dear parents, Like so many Americans all across the country, Barack and I were shocked and heartbroken by the horrific act of violence committed in Arizona this past weekend.  Yesterday, we had... Read More →

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