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Orange County Superior Court

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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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

    Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife
    A former UC Irvine graduate student was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-wife on campus after a child-support dispute. Judge William Froeberg also ordered Brian Hughes Benedict to pay almost $200,000 in...
  • 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...
  • Newport man faces charge in fake diamond ring case

    Newport Beach police arrested a man earlier this month who victims said gave them a fake diamond ring after they handed over money and a real ring for an upgrade, police said. Charles Jayson Hanson, 51, of Newport Beach is charged with one felony...
  • Lawsuit challenges wording of Newport's Measure Y development question

    Two Newport Beach residents have filed a lawsuit challenging the language of Measure Y, a proposed amendment to the general plan that would decrease development potential in some areas of the city and increase it in others. The language of the measure,...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...