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Man convicted of second-degree murder in fatal Craigslist sex encounter

An Oceanside man was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder for stabbing another man to death in a Craigslist sex encounter gone wrong, authorities said, Adam Anthony Ingala-Whiting, 25, believed he was responding to a Craigslist ad for sex with a woman. He instead was greeted by 47-year-old Fr

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-22 00:19:07

Flash Flood Watch: Powerful Storm Headed To Lake Forest

LAKE FOREST, CA - A powerful storm is expected to hit the greater Orange County area beginning Wednesday, promoting weather officials to issue a Flash Flood Watch for the area. The National Weather Service said the "large and powerful" storm is expected to last through Friday. Orange County area res

PATCH - 2018-03-21 18:45:16

'How Does This Solve the Problem?': Orange County's Plan to House Homeless Met With Some Criticism

One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up "camp" shelters in their communities. "This freaks me out. I moved to O.C. because I thought it would be a safe place. N

KTLA.COM - 2018-03-21 15:19:16

Anaheim High School on lockdown after reports of shots heard near campus

Anaheim High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning due to reports of shots heard near campus, police said. Anaheim police said there were reports of shots being heard in the area near the school - not on school grounds - and the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution. The department

ABC7 LOS ANGELES - 2018-03-21 14:06:51

Convicted serial killer goes on trial in Orange County for five Southern California killings

As Orange County detectives listened to an ex-Marine's confession to killing eight women, they struggled to understand why he chose to attack a Saddleback College student whose death marked the beginning of a decade of slayings. "I guess it could have been anybody," replied Andrew Urdiales, who expl

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-22 01:24:32

Irvine to take legal action against Orange County over temporary homeless camps

The Irvine City Council voted to take legal action against Orange County to stop the possible creation of a homeless encampment near the Orange County Great Park. Todd Spitzer is the only supervisor who voted no on Monday for the plan to create temporary homeless camps, with one being in Irvine. The

ABC7 LOS ANGELES - 2018-03-21 07:13:50

Irvine, H.B. and Laguna Niguel to Sue County Over Homeless Shelters

Irvine, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel Tuesday decided to fight plans by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to build homeless shelters in the cities on county-owned land. The shelter plan is part of an ongoing federal court case filed against the county in January by attorneys on behalf of

VOICEOFOC.ORG - 2018-03-21 08:04:38

Mandatory evacuations issued in Corona Canyon fire burn area

Corona officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for areas impacted by the recent Canyon fire. A flash flood watch has also been issued for the area by the National Weather Service. "The mandatory evacuation is for homes on or near recently burned slopes," a city news release said. "Do not

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-22 00:44:31

Woman Identified After Fatal Fall From Remote OC Cliff

The Orange County Coroner has identified a woman who died after falling while rock climbing a remote waterfall cliff over the weekend. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - Tragedy struck for a rock climber in a remote area of Orange County's National Forest, Saturday, when a Montclair woman fell to her death.


Hundreds of homeless tents to be erected in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to spend $70.5 million of money earmarked for the mentally ill to provide beds for transients while also approving a plan to erect tents to provide temporary shelter for the homeless in Irvine, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. The vote followed


California City May Exempt Itself From Sanctuary State Law Over Lack of Constitutionality

Los Alamitos may vote to exempt itself from the statewide "sanctuary" law known as the California Values Act or SB54. The legislation repealed the previous law that enabled law enforcement to notify immigration officials if an undocumented immigrant was arrested for a non-immigration related offense


Aliso Viejo Weather: Rain Returns This Week

ALISO VIEJO, CA - It's in the air, that feeling that the weather is changing. Orange County resident David Okun submitted this week's photo of the week. He told Patch from the look of the clouds in San Clemente, it felt like weather was back on its way. He wasn't wrong. Moderate to heavy rain will


Driver who veered off road in Santa Ana and crashed into tree identified

A man who was killed early Saturday, March 17, when his car veered off the roadway and struck a tree has been identified. The driver was Giovanni Arreguin of Santa Ana, according to the Orange County Coroner's office. He was 18 years old. Arreguin was heading eastbound on Santa Clara Avenue from Hel


VIDEO: Suspect snatches case of lottery tickets at Huntington Beach smoke shop

A Huntington Beach bandit was caught on camera snatching a case full of lottery tickets Saturday night. After yanking the case off the counter of a smoke shop, you can see the suspect run out. It happened just before 8 p.m. at a location in the 19000 block of Bushard Street. Huntington Beach police


Powerful storm due to arrive this week could impact burn areas in Southern California

A powerful winter storm is expected to pummel Southern California this week, increasing the risk of flash flooding and debris flow in burn areas, forecasters said. Rain likely will arrive in the region Tuesday afternoon and continue through Thursday, with two to five inches in the coastal and valley


As the first day of spring arrives in Orange County, these 19 photos capture the season changing

A bee gathers pollen on hollow-stemmed asphodel flower at the Fullerton Arboretum in Fullerton on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) As spring flowers bloom, a bee gathers pollen on a dog mayweed at the Fullerton Arboretum in Fullerton. in Fullerton on Tue


2 Dead Bodies Discovered at Home in Orange; No Outstanding Suspects: Police

The dead bodies of a woman and man were discovered inside a home in Orange Wednesday, but there are believed to be no outstanding suspects, according to local police. Officers were called to a home in the 2600 block of East Denise Avenue, police said in a tweet. There are no outstanding suspects, po


Orange police investigating apparent murder-suicide

Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a man and woman in Orange. Around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, officers received a report of a shooting at a home in the 2600 block of East Denise St., Sgt. Phil McMullin said. There they found a man and woman dead in the backyard from


Police Release Images of Man Suspected of Fatally Stabbing Woman in Westminster Hotel Room

Investigators on Wednesday released images of a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman in her Westminster hotel room in February. Treeanna Nichols is seen a photo provided Westminster police on March 14, 2018. The Westminster Police Department said officers found Treeanna Nichols, a 22-year-old f


Suspected gang member on trial for 2011 shooting death of 16 year-old in Santa Ana

A suspected gang member listed for years among Orange County's "most wanted" fugitives before being captured in Mexico went on trial Wednesday in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. In 2011, Jesus Canales, who was then 18, and another man were looking for trouble in a rival gang's territory in