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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

Some Orange County residents are not happy about proposals to house homeless in their cities

Donahue Farrow works on a bike on the balcony of his motel room. He's staying at the motel with a 30-day voucher from the Santa Ana riverbed cleanup but doesn't know what he'll do after his 30 days are up. (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times) One day after Orange County supervisors voted t

LA TIMES - 2018-03-21 11:00:00

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

Woman, 46, found dead in Santa Fe Springs parking lot

A 46-year-old woman was found dead in a parking lot in an industrial area of Santa Fe Springs. The body of the woman - identified by the coroner's office as Marisol Santana, whose place of residence was not immediately available Tuesday - was discovered in the 13500 block of Rosecrans Avenue about 1

MYNEWSLA.COM - 2018-03-21 13:43:51

Anaheim sex offender sent to prison for possession of child pornography

SANTA ANA - A 36-year-old registered sex offender from Anaheim pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of child pornography and was handed a two-year prison term. Santos Chris Hernandez entered his plea to one felony count each of the sale or distribution of child pornography and possession of child

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-22 08:08:44

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

County supervisor withdraws support for using former landfill in Huntington Beach as a temporary homeless shelter

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steele, pictured in 2014, issued a statement Wednesday withdrawing her support for a temporary homeless shelter on the site of an abandoned landfill in Huntington Beach. (File Photo) Two days after voting to direct county staff to develop a plan for emergency shelte

LA TIMES - 2018-03-22 00:45:00

Lanes on 55 freeway in Costa Mesa closed after big rig crashes, spills gravel and fuel on lanes

All the lanes of the southbound 55 freeway at the connection to the 73 in Costa Mesa were closed Tuesday afternoon after a truck crashed into the center divider and spilled gravel and fuel on the highway. The crash was reported at about 11:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. At 11:5

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-20 19:53:23

Man from well-known Huntington Beach surf family pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

A 32-year-old man from a well-known Huntington Beach surf family pleaded guilty Tuesday to an attempted murder-for-hire plot in which he paid undercover police officers posing as hit men. Joseph Jordan Taylor pleaded guilty to felony counts of attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder. He f

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-21 00:00:54

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


Now-Secret LAPD Body Camera Video Could Soon Become Public After Police Commission Vote Tuesday

The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end if the agency's civilian bosses approve a new policy Tuesday that requires the release of the now-secret recordings. LAPD Officer Jim Stover, right, shows reporters on

KTLA.COM - 2018-03-20 14:47:24

Driver Arrested After Live Grenade Found In Santa Ana Car

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) - A gang member was arrested after a live pineapple grenade was found in his car during a traffic stop in Santa Ana Monday night. Gregorio Rojas. (Santa Ana Police Department) The grenade was discovered on the front passenger seat after Santa Ana police gang detectives pulled a car


Costa Mesa police seek public's help identifying driver suspected of hit-and-run

Costa Mesa police are seeking help identifying a driver suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run that injured a cyclist on Tuesday, March 20. At about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Costa Mesa police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue and found a 56-year-old m

OCREGISTER - 2018-03-20 22:20:52

Orange County Officials, Residents Clash Over Housing Homeless

The Irvine City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to direct its legal counsel to immediately commence litigation against Orange County in an attempt to stop a proposal by the Board of Supervisors to create a homeless shelter near the Orange County Great Park. "How does this solve the problem (

NBC LOS ANGELES - 2018-03-21 07:45:19

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


WATCH: Family of Man Who Died After Struggle With California Police Wants Answers

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The family of a man who died after a struggle with Anaheim officers held a news conference on Monday to allege excessive force from police. Christopher Eisinger, 35, was taken off of life support Saturday morning after being declared brain dead and in a coma for several days. He wa


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


Jack-knifed big rig closes lanes on east 91 Freeway in Anaheim

Two lanes of the eastbound 91 Freeway at Brookhurst Street in Anaheim have been closed closed due to a semi truck that jack-knifed on the road early Thursday. A SigAlert has been declared, and the closure will be in place until at least 5:45 a.m. Two lanes of the eastbound 91 Freeway at Brookhurst S


Man, Woman Found Shot to Death at Orange Home

Police say the deceased had some sort of connection to the homeowners An Orange County power couple were found shot dead in a friend's backyard, leading police to believe it may have been a murder-suicide. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Published 49 minute


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