| 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:24 PM
On an October morning, Scott Dekraai strapped on a bulletproof vest, armed himself with three semiautomatic handguns and stalked into the tiny hair salon where his ex-wife worked, shooting as he walked from station to station.
When he was done, he...