| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:52 PM
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....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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-...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:16 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Steve Herr keeps a list in a notebook of every court hearing that's been held for the man accused of killing his son.
So far — four years, three months and 17 days after Sam Herr's death — court has been brought to order 41 times in the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:28 PM
An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping motion alleging misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement.
Judge James Stotler gave public defender Scott...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:34 PM
In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son.
As of Aug. 29 — four years, three months and eight days after Sam Herr's death — there have been 40 in the case against Daniel Patrick...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Two California judges — one in Orange County, the other in Kern County — avoided removal from the bench after they admitted to having sex with women inside their respective chambers and showed remorse, according to a judicial oversight panel...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Two men accused of fatally shooting a customer at a Santa Ana bakery in 2010 are set to go on trial on murder charges Tuesday, prosecutors said. Prosecutors allege that Israel Pena Lopez, 38, and Frankie Esteban Giraldo, 32, walked into Santa Ana’...