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Orange County Man and Woman Identified After Bodies Found in Apartment

Police are investigating the slaying of a man and woman, the latter of whom was reported missing to Costa Mesa police over the weekend. The Orange County Sheriff's Department coroner identified the victims as 48-year-old Wendi Miller of Costa Mesa and 38-year-old Darren Partch of Newport Beach. The


At Least 1 Killed After Plane Crashes Next to Prison Yard of Facility in Norco: FAA

A small plane crashed next to the prison yard of a facility in Riverside County Monday afternoon and at least one person was killed, officials said. About 12:10 p.m., the Riverside County Sheriff's Department received reports of an "air emergency" along the 1900 block of 4th Street in Norco.


Promising Tustin High, SOCAL water polo coach Cesar Altamirano dies after car accident

Promising Tustin High and SOCAL water polo coach Cesar Altamirano, 26, who in the fall guided the Tillers’ boys to their first CIF-SS finals appearance since 1982, died Sunday morning after sustaining injuries in a serious car accident, the Tustin Unified School District said Monday.


Fatal crash on the Ortega Highway in Orange County slows traffic

At least one person died in a crash on the Ortega Highway Monday morning, causing traffic backup on the major thoroughfare between Orange and Riverside counties. The crash between two vehicles was reported at 5:39 a.m. on the highway near Caspers Wilderness Park, according to the California Highway


Missing Mom 1 Of 2 People Found Dead At Newport Beach Home

NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Authorities say a mom who was reported missing was among two people found dead at a home in Newport Beach. Coroner’s officials told CBSLA Wendi Miller, 48, and 38-year-old Darren Patch were the two victims found about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the area of Irvine Avenue an


More 405 Freeway closures in O.C. expected this week as bridge work continues

Drivers on the 405 Freeway in Orange County will have more closures to contend with this week — including a complete shutdown overnight Saturday — as work continues on a massive multi-year effort to widen a stretch of the interstate.


Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy in Santa Ana Lured Him Through Dating App: Police

Police in Santa Ana are seeking possible additional victims of a 59-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy he met through a dating app. Michael Komoto, a 59, was booked on suspicion of engaging in sex acts with a minor last Thursday, according to a news release from the Santa Ana


7 hurt in 3-vehicle crash on 5 Freeway in South Orange County

A three-vehicle crash on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway on Sunday evening in the Capistrano Beach area injured seven people, authorities said. The crash happened about 8 p.m. on the northbound Santa Ana Freeway, just north of Camino De Estrella, the Orange County Fire Authority and California Highway Pat


Victims Identified In Fiery Santa Ana Crash

Authorities Monday released the names of two victims killed during what investigators suspect was a vehicle race in Santa Ana. Jerman Marquez, 39, and Richard Inda, 29, were both killed in the Saturday night crash near Bear Street and Alton Avenue, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Coroner’s


Woman arrested in dumping of 7 newborn puppies into Coachella dumpster

COACHELLA, Calif. -- Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of a 54-year-old woman accused of dumping seven newborn puppies into a Coachella dumpster. The suspect was identified as Deborah Sue Culwell. She was arrested Monday by Riverside County Animal Services Commander Chris Mayer at her Coach


Irvine Police Look for Suspect in Two Burglary Attempts

Irvine police were looking Monday for a man suspected of trying to burglarize two homes within six hours in the area of Harvard Avenue and Barranca Parkway. The first attempt was about 11:35 p.m. Saturday, police said. The resident heard a noise on the second floor balcony, went to check it out and


Orange County baseball top 25 rankings, April 22

The updated Orange County baseball top 25 for Monday, April 22. (Records through April 21; PRV is previous ranking) 1. Orange Lutheran (22-4; PRV: 1) Lancers clinched their second consecutive Trinity League championship.


Extreme shakes are coming to Downtown Disney when Black Tap Anaheim opens this spring

What could be more Downtown Disney than an ultimate burgers and shakes restaurant? Black Tap Anaheim is “coming soon” this spring to a spot downstairs adjacent to Ballast Point Brewery & Kitchen on the 50-yard line of the promenade, says founder Chris Barish.


Train derails, causing diesel spill in Anaheim

A Union Pacific Railroad freight train derailed Monday morning in Anaheim, causing it to leak diesel from its tank. It was not immediately known what led to the derailment, with Anaheim Fire & Rescue called to help with the leak at around 8:24 a.m. The train stayed upright.


2 charged in suspected gang killing in Santa Ana in November

SANTA ANA — Authorities say a documented Santa Ana gang member and a gang associate have been charged in the death of a rival gang member in November. Vincent Alcaraz, 47, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a gun and proh


Man found dead in truck on freeway in Lake Elsinore is identified

Authorities have identified the man found dead Saturday in a truck along the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore as 32-year-old Hosbaldo Davila Jr. of San Bernardino. A woman seen running along the shoulder of the freeway covered in blood was detained and questioned, California Highway Patrol officials said


1 Arrested In Aliso Viejo Shooting

ALISO VIEJO, CA —Police were called to reports of "shots being fired" 0 block of Via Aberuzzi, a residential neighborhood, Saturday night. Orange County Sheriff's Department and the Laguna Beach Police Department, working together, sought a man who allegedly "shot at multiple subjects" at a resident


Now Open: A New Cat Cafe in Santa Ana and MORE!

A new cat cafe has opened in Santa Ana. Reservations are recommended for Caturday Cat Cafe & Lounge but walk-ins are welcome. A visit costs $20 for 55 minutes and includes a drink. All cats are adoptable. 103 E 3rd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701.


2nd Sister Dies Weeks After Being Struck by Truck While Walking to School in South L.A.

A 12-year-old girl struck by a semi truck while walking to school with her sister in South Los Angeles died Monday after weeks in the hospital battling for her life, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Moses Castillo said.


2 Bodies Discovered In Newport Beach Apartment

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — A resident discovered the bodies of his roommate and an unknown woman inside his Newport Beach apartment, police reported Monday. According to Police spokeswoman Heather Rangel, a man arrived at his apartment to find his roommate and a woman he didn't know dead inside.