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  • Despite emotional family pleas, Seal Beach shooting trial delayed

    Despite emotional family pleas, Seal Beach shooting trial delayed
    Family members of those killed in a shooting  at a Seal Beach salon two years ago urged a judge Friday to end their "agony" by ordering the accused killer to stand trial this fall. But the judge, though expressing sympathy to family members gathered...
  • O.C. judge accused of improper sexual conduct won't be charged

    O.C. judge accused of improper sexual conduct won't be charged
    Criminal charges will not be filed against an Orange County Superior Court judge who was investigated on suspicion of improper sexual conduct, the state attorney general's office said Friday. The investigation into Scott Steiner, a former prosecutor and...
  • Forklift driver charged in Newport Bay bridge slaying

    Forklift driver charged in Newport Bay bridge slaying
    A 40-year-old Santa Ana forklift driver is set to be arraigned on murder charges in the gunshot-slaying of a young mother whose body was found face-down under the Newport Bay bridge on Labor Day. Jaime Prieto Rocha appeared in court Tuesday but did...
  • Over city's protests, judge says Huntington Beach rave is a go

    Over city's protests, judge says Huntington Beach rave is a go
    An electronic dance party will go on as scheduled in Huntington Beach this Saturday, despite efforts by city leaders to stop it. The city filed for a restraining order last week against Wet Electric, an all-day rave at Huntington Beach State Park. The...
  • Transient held in bludgeoning death of Costa Mesa handyman

    Transient held in bludgeoning death of Costa Mesa handyman
    Police in Costa Mesa have arrested a transient on suspicion of bludgeoning a handyman to death as he worked on renovations at a sober-living home earlier this week. Police say Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, of Los Angeles, used a heavy, blunt object to...
  • Mother charged with fatally poisoning her two children

    Mother charged with fatally poisoning her two children
    A woman who allegedly killed her two children in a Santa Ana motel room this weekend was charged Monday with two counts of murder by poison, authorities said. The bodies of Marilyn Edge’s two children were found by police in a room at a Hampton...
  • Saudi princess free from human trafficking charges as D.A. drops case

    Saudi princess free from human trafficking charges as D.A. drops case
    Human trafficking charges against a Saudi royal princess were dropped in an Orange County courtroom Friday after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove she forced a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant. The Saudi princess,...
  • Attorneys for Saudi princess say 'no one was overworked'

    Attorneys for Saudi princess say 'no one was overworked'
    The story was shocking when it erupted: A Saudi princess living in luxury in Irvine suspected of keeping a Kenyan woman as a modern day slave. When Meshael Alayban, 42, was accused in July of forcing an employee to work long hours for little pay, Orange...
  • Newport law restricting group homes may be challenged, court rules

    Newport law restricting group homes may be challenged, court rules
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday. The decision by the U....
  • Woman, teens charged with luring Facebook user into prostitution

    Woman, teens charged with luring Facebook user into prostitution
    Two teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were charged with human trafficking in Orange County for allegedly luring a 17-year-old girl on Facebook and forcing her to work as a prostitute. According to the Orange County district attorney’s office, 19-...
  • Third-striker to be released over prosecutor's objection

    A man who was serving 25 years to life in prison under the state’s three strikes law after a conviction for unlawful taking of a vehicle will be released from custody after a judge determined Monday that he does not pose an unreasonable risk of...