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Police, prosecutors seek witnesses to 1973 murder of 11-year-old, release vintage photo of defendant
Police sought witnesses to the 1973 killing of an 11-year-old girl and, on Thursday, Feb. 21, released an old photograph of a man who had been identified as a suspect and arrested with the aid of DNA evidence.
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
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.
Rescheduled Orange County Black History Parade will fill streets in downtown Anaheim on Saturday
Previously postponed by heavy rains, the Orange County Black History Parade is expected to step off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in downtown Anaheim. “We are looking forward to it,” Shedrick Collins, president of the Orange County Heritage Council, which organizes the annual celebration, said of th
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.
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.
San Marcos Man Accused of Bank Robberies in Newport Beach, Oceanside, Escondido
Investigators arrested a San Marcos man Thursday in connection with a series of three bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in Orange and San Diego counties earlier this month, authorities said.
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.
The Best Concerts in OC Feb. 22-28
Greer, Walter Etc., Psychic Barber, Archer Oh, Good San Juan, 6 p.m., $13, all ages, Garden Amp (The Locker Room), 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, (949) 415-8544, gardenamp.com. Bob Marley Birthday Celebration with One Drop Redemption, 7 p.m., $15, all ages, House of Blues Anaheim, 400 W. Disney Way,
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.
Westminster police chief under investigation for possible policy violations, placed on administrative leave
City officials placed Westminster Police Chief Ralph Ornelas on administrative leave Sunday, Feb. 17, pending the results of an investigation into possible policy violations. An outside agency was looking into the matters, according to Westminster Assistant City Manager Chet Simmons. He declined to
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.
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.
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.
Girlfriend of H.B. man who sexually assaulted 13-year-old girl is convicted of lying to try to help him
The girlfriend of a Huntington Beach man convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl was found guilty Wednesday of lying in court in an attempt to aid his case. A jury convicted Cynthia Marie Dunaway-Erickson, 52, of Huntington Beach of two felony counts of accessory after the fact and one f
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.
'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.
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
Man Convicted for Sneaking Into Seal Beach Home and Sucking Woman Toes
A 29-year-old man was convicted Wednesday of sneaking into the home of a Seal Beach woman to suck her toes and exposing himself to a jail guard and a woman in separate incidents.
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