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Hit-and-Run Driver Remains At Large After Fatally Striking Grandmother, Injuring Grandchildren in La Mirada

The search continued Thursday for a male driver who struck a grandmother and her two grandchildren, killing the grandmother, before fleeing the scene on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.


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


Pilot in Yorba Linda plane crash that killed 5 was warned about poor flying conditions, report says

The pilot of the airplane that crashed into a Yorba Linda neighborhood on Super Bowl Sunday, killing five people, was warned before takeoff from Fullerton that he was heading into worsening weather, a National Transportation Safety Board report released on Thursday, Feb. 21, says.


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.


Worker killed when airplane tire explodes at SoCal airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was killed when an airplane tire exploded at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana Tuesday night, an airport official said. Brandon Allison, 37, of Fullerton, was working with another contractor around 11:20 p.m. when a 4-foot-tall tire exploded, authorities said. The work was be


Police Pursuit Stolen Vehicle in Orange County Area

Police were pursuing a vehicle in the Orange County area Thursday night. A white ford van, suspected to be stolen, began in the Santa Ana area norhtbound on the 5 freeway. Refresh this page for updates.


Authorities Chase Stolen White Van Across 3 SoCal Counties

Authorities were chasing the driver of a stolen van across three Southern California counties Thursday night. Sky5 was initially overhead the pursuit at 11:05 p.m. in Orange County, as the driver of a white van was heading north on the 57 Freeway in Placentia.


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.


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


Huntington Beach woman convicted of lying to authorities to protect a boyfriend who sexually assaulted a girl

SANTA ANA – A Huntington Beach woman has been convicted of lying under oath in order to protect a boyfriend who slashed his throat in open court when he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenager.


'Real Housewives of Orange County' Star Facing DUI Charges

A "Real Housewives of Orange County" cast member is facing DUI charges for allegedly driving under the influence, at nearly three times the legal limit, according to court records obtained Tuesday.


The SAPD is conducting a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday night

Advisory: SAPD conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, February 22, 2019 in the area of 1000 N. Harbor Blvd. The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, February 22, 2019. It will begin at 9:00PM and is scheduled to conclude at


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Buena Park man charged with murder, DUI in deaths of 4 people in weekend crash

A 28-year-old Buena Park man who authorities say was driving drunk when his vehicle slammed into a pickup truck last weekend, killing four people, has been charged with murder.


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


Santa Ana Police Cleared in Death Of Suspect

Orange County prosecutors informed Santa Ana police that there was no wrongdoing on the part of officers in the arrest of a suspect, who struggled with them and later died. Prosecutors concluded that Terrall Magee, a 53-year-old transient, had a heart attack due to methamphetamine and amphetamine us


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


California Autobahn? Orange County state Senator proposes speed-limit-free lanes to replace high-speed rail project

For Californians who dream of driving at top speeds, a new state bill could provide their fix: four speed-limit-free highway lanes, similar to Germany’s Autobahn, which would allow motorists to zoom up and down the state as fast as they want without penalty.


OC Human Trafficking Task Force releases 2019 report, says 25 percent of 415 victims were minors

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Orange County law enforcement officials are warning human traffickers and prostitution rings to stay away. A task force set up to help fight modern-day sex and labor slavery announced it's seeing an increase in the number of victims it helps.


Cold snap: Snow flurries possible for all of Southern California except coast

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Low-lying regions of Southern California may see some rare snow Thursday as a big blast of cold air moves into the region. The cold front is moving down from Nevada, and it could mean snow could fall anywhere in the Southland, except for the coastline, which is a very rare