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Transportation Disasters

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  • News-Press Editorial: Seniors are a big part of ongoing tragedy

    Less than 24 hours after Glendale’s newly appointed Mayor Zareh Sinanyan commented on the need to increase safety in the city for pedestrians and bicyclists, Antranik Melkonian, 86, died Wednesday morning after he tried to illegally cross five lanes of traffic on busy North Glendale Avenue. He didn’t make it to the other side of the street before he was hit by a passing motorist. The timing of his loss, coming so close on the heels of Sinanyan’s remarks after accepting the gavel as our city’s mayor, was a tragic irony.
  • Glendale police set to receive new Tasers

    Glendale police set to receive new Tasers
    Glendale police will soon receive new Tasers with the added capability to record more information about incidents when deployed. The new digital Tasers will replace 150 outdated analog models, and track any calibrations, self-tests, deployment, amount of...

    Glendale resident shot himself in the leg, police say

    A 24-year-old Glendale man accidentally shot his own leg early Thursday while he was securing a firearm before going to bed, police said. The man, whose identity wasn’t released, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he underwent...

    Glendale resident appointed to serve on state community college board

    Glendale resident appointed to serve on state community college board
    Glendale resident and retired Col. Nancy Sumner was recently appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on the California Community College Board of Governors, a 17-member group responsible for helping guide and set policy for the state’s 112...

    Pedestrian killed near Glendale Community College

    Pedestrian killed near Glendale Community College
    An 86-year-old Glendale man crossing five traffic lanes with a shopping cart was struck and killed Wednesday morning about half a mile south of Glendale Community College, police said. The man, identified as Antranik Melkonian, suffered head trauma and...