A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city’s chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of twists and turns, surprise and tragedy. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories that reverberated throughout the community, and far beyond.
Burbank woman electrocuted trying to help motorist in crash
A 40-year-old Burbank woman was one of two Good Samaritans who were electrocuted to death Aug. 22 after trying to help a motorist trapped inside his vehicle after a crash in Valley Village.
Irma Zamora and Stacey Schreiber, 39, of Valley Village were electrocuted on Aug. 22, when they tried to render aid to 19-year-old Arman Samsonian who crashed into a light pole and fire hydrant, officials said.
Samsonian was allegedly driving at high rate of speed on Magnolia Boulevard when he lost control of his SUV and crashed into the pole and hydrant at Ben Avenue in Valley Village, officials said.