| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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 ...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Setting up a major legal fight, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued California's insurance commissioner to block his attempt to fine the insurer $173.6 million for violations during a botched 2005 acquisition.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Orange County...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The Orange County District Attorney’s office has filed a lawsuit against General Motors, alleging the company engaged in unfair competition and false advertising in violation of California law when it failed to disclose defects.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:44 PM
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-...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:28 PM
A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced to 15 months in prison for soliciting illegal kickbacks from a real estate broker, a practice he said was "a natural part of business" at the nation's largest mortgage finance company.
| 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...