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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Commentary: Remember Kelly, and help increase penalties for drunk driving

    As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...
  • Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon'

    OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • Let It Roll owner jailed for tax evasion

    A Costa Mesa man who sells beach cruiser bikes for a living was sentenced to 27 months in jail Friday for bilking the government out of $550,000 of sales taxes, according to an announcement from the state Board of Equalization. Douglas Payson Lachman,...
  • Court refuses to dismiss workers' case against city

    An Orange County Superior Court judge rejected Costa Mesa's request Monday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the City Council's effort to outsource municipal services. The decision could move the longstanding lawsuit closer to trial. The Costa Mesa...
  • The dust has settled

    The dust has settled
    A large amount of foot traffic passed by Patches Cunningham's booth at the Sawdust Art Festival on Tuesday — and a fair amount of foot commerce as well. As the annual summer festival hosted a preview night for media and invitees of the artists, an...