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  • Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting

    Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting
    Scott Dekraai, the man accused of killing eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011, intends to plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer told the court Monday. The plea does not...
  • Experts to address teen drug use trends

    An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use trends in Orange County at a public meeting May 12 in the Laguna Beach High School library. Laguna Beach Unified...
  • Seal Beach mass shooting suspect Scott Dekraai now a convicted killer

    Seal Beach mass shooting suspect Scott Dekraai now a convicted killer
    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...
  • 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...
  • Man accused of killing O.C. doctor in office will go to trial

    Man accused of killing O.C. doctor in office will go to trial
    There is enough evidence for the accused killer of a prominent Newport Beach doctor to stand trial on murder charges next month, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, is facing a special-circumstances murder charge...
  • Group-home operator ends legal fight

    Morningside Recovery this week dropped its fight against a court ruling that barred it from operating group homes for recovering addicts in Newport Beach. The decision closes the book on years of legal sparring over whether Morningside could operate the...
  • Morningside ends another legal fight

    A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes. Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
  • Newport settles police assault suit

    Newport Beach agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that a police officer pulled down a man's pants and punched him in the neck while taking him into custody. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court in August, called for a jury...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'

     Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'
    Bill Morehouse says he has been trapped in a horror story since his daughter, Kelly, died a year ago in crash involving an impaired driver. "I haven't slept a night since she's died," he said Tuesday. "If I get four hours, I'm lucky. The doctors give me...