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  • Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

    A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for dodging taxes on more than $180 million of unreported income. Prosecutors say Richard Engel, 70, and his ex-...
  • Newport sued over death of bicyclist hit by car

    Former Olympic cyclist Paul Deem is suing the city of Newport Beach, alleging it contributed to the death of his wife, Debra, who was hit by a car while bicycling along East Coast Highway near Newport Coast Drive in August 2013. The lawsuit, filed Sept....
  • Man pleads not guilty in 'white power' assault case

    A Costa Mesa man denied charges that he attacked a group of men outside a pool hall in what police say was a racially motivated crime. Claude Wyman, 36, pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court to attempted murder, assault with a deadly...
  • O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district

    O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district
    A former English teacher at Newport Harbor High School is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses. Karen Coyne claims in her...
  • Search for victims of accused O.C. serial killers called off

    Search for victims of accused O.C. serial killers called off
    Police have ended their search for the bodies of three women who prosecutors say were killed by a pair of registered sex offenders in Orange County.   The victims, four in all, went missing starting last the fall from Santa Ana and Anaheim but the...
  • Driver pleads not guilty in death of jogger

    A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Monday to driving drunk and killing a jogger in a Corona del Mar bicycle lane. Robert Greaney, 23, denied one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and another felony count of driving under the...
  • Mystery video of fatal brawl outside O.C. nightclub can't be found

    Two witnesses to a brawl outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left a woman dead have been barred from testifying about what they saw in a video of the fight because the video cannot be found. The witnesses, who are brothers, were apparently prepared to...
  • Court decision helps clear path to senior center

    A recent court decision could allow Huntington Beach to break ground on a new senior center by the end of the year. The California 4th District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled in favor of the city in a lengthy court battle with project opponents....
  • Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional
    In an indictment of California's death penalty, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that decades-long delays and uncertainty about whether condemned inmates will ever be executed violate the constitution's ban on cruel or unusual punishment. The ruling by...
  • City's noise ordinance at heart of lawsuit

    A Huntington Beach resident has sued the city, the Police Department and an officer, claiming that the officer entered his apartment without a warrant during the investigation of a noise complaint. Lawyer Mark Eisenberg filed the Orange County Superior...
  • Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor

    Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes...