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Former Huntington Beach teacher gets 2 years in prison for sexually assaulting teen in Long Beach

A former science teacher was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in Long Beach. Andrew Bueno-Potts, 43, a former teacher at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Four Orange County girls water polo champions playing SoCal regionals

CIF-Southern Section champions Laguna Beach, Santa Margarita, Buena Park and Katella are among the field for the second CIF State SoCal girls water polo regional championships Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23 in Orange County.


A DNA match brings relief to Linda O'Keefe's sister, four decades after girl's slaying

Cindy Borgeson was eating a cheeseburger at In-N-Out when she got a call from Newport Beach police that she thought would never come. It had been more than four decades since her 11-year-old sister, Linda Ann O’Keefe, was sexually assaulted and strangled. The killer had vanished after dumping the gi


Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Huntington Beach City Manager Fred Wilson to step down in May

After more than a decade leading one of Orange County’s largest cities, Huntington Beach City Manager Fred Wilson announced Friday that he plans to step down. His last day at City Hall is May 10.


There’s a Sobriety Stop on Harbor Blvd. in Santa Ana Tonight

The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 2:30 a.m. The location: near 1000 N. Harbor Blvd. Besides seeking to remove drunken drivers from Santa Ana roads, the operation targets unlicensed motorists because they are 4.9 times more likely to cause a


It’s time to take John Wayne’s name off the Orange County airport

Most people familiar with the life story of John Wayne are aware that the late movie star was a dyed-in-the-wool right-winger — after all, he was still making a movie glorifying America’s conduct of the Vietnam War (“The Green Berets,” 1968) well after the country had begun to get sick of the confli


Lightning, Hail, Snow, Road Closures In Orange County

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA — Wild weather hit the Orange County coast, Thursday afternoon. Storm clouds brought in thunder, lightning, and pea-sized hail that battered much of the county.


High School Baseball Preview: Huntington Beach again stacked

The Huntington Beach High baseball team seems set up for another successful season in 2019. The Oilers opened the season ranked No. 2 in Orange County and No. 6 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 preseason poll. They have 10 players who are headed to play in college, including Josh Hahn, a UCLA-


Body Found By Seal Beach Lifeguard

SEAL BEACH, CA — A Seal Beach lifeguard found the body of a man floating in the water off Marina Drive, Thursday, officials reported. Reports of a body, sighted near the jetty between Alamitos Bay and the mouth of the San Gabriel River, were called in around noon, according to officials.


Raising Cane’s fried chicken could take place of Claim Jumper in Santa Ana

You could soon be cursing fried chicken for making traffic at 17th Street and North Tustin Avenue in Santa Ana a lot more complicated. The intersection, home to a 7-Eleven and a Starbucks on opposite corners, is just an on-ramp away from the 55-5 freeway connector. Imagine the crush in morning rush


Detective Says He Was Hired To Find Son Now Accused Of Murdering His Parents

NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A detective says he was hired by a couple to find their son a week before their child allegedly murdered them. They wanted to hire me because they wanted to get a conservatorship so they could help him,” Michael Youssef told KCAL9’s Stacey Butler.


Police Use Genealogy Website to Crack 45-Year-Old Cold Murder Case

It's been 45 years since the body of Linda Ann O’Keefe was discovered in Newport Beach, California. The 11-year-old had been sexually assaulted, strangled to death, and dumped in a grassy ditch in the Back Bay area. The police struggled to crack the case for decades, but a 72-year-old man has now be


Gerald Desmond Bridge project causes weekend road closures

The temporary road closures, from 10 p.m. today (Friday) to 10 p.m. Sunday, will cause detours for motorists heading west on Ocean Boulevard as they leave downtown Long Beach, as well as southbound travel along Harbor Scenic Drive heading toward the Queen Mary.


One twin was a citizen, the other undocumented. A victory in California court for their same-sex parents rebukes the State Department

Ethan and Aiden were born in 2016 four minutes apart, coming from the same womb – a surrogate mom. They had the same parents, Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks, and the same toys and outfits.


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


Man sucked sleeping woman’s toes after sneaking into Seal Beach home, DA says

Richard Michael Parkhurst was convicted of one felony burglary count and three misdemeanors—one count of peeking into an inhabited building and two counts of indecent exposure.


Fountain Valley ready to part with more parcels for 405 Freeway expansion

Fountain Valley is mulling selling swaths of city-owned land near the Ward and Euclid street exits of the 405 Freeway to make way for the freeway’s expansion. If approved by the City Council, the land sales would net the city about $1.4 million.


Missing California Woman Found Dead in Church Parking Lot

A California woman who went missing on Valentine’s Day was found dead on Feb. 20, authorities said. Brooke Harris, a 49-year-old mother-of-two, vanished on Feb. 14 in El Dorado Hills after calling her husband that morning.