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  • Steinberg: Aaron Hernandez — justice possible with a wealthy celebrity?

    Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. Hernandez is also charged with another double murder...
  • Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial

    Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial
    The brother of a slain Costa Mesa man said Monday that he's frustrated with the suspected killer repeatedly delaying any possibility of a trial by refusing to speak with two court-appointed psychologists trying to determine if the accused murderer is...
  • Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court

    Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court
    The lawyer for a Costa Mesa man accused of double murder said Friday that he will petition the California Supreme Court to consider his attempt to bar an Orange County judge from overseeing the trial. A day earlier, a three-judge panel of California's...
  • Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say

    Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say
    A man with a gun on the UC Irvine campus called police Tuesday to tell them where he was, officials said, but not before officials locked down the school, including the theater in which the new chancellor was being officially installed. University...
  • Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high

    Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high
    Requests for public records in politically charged Costa Mesa have skyrocketed to an all-time high, costing the city thousands of dollars and stretching the resources of the city clerk's office, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the...
  • 90 mph chase through Newport, Costa Mesa ends in man's arrest near Trinity Broadcasting

    A driver whom police suspect was on drugs was arrested after a chase through Newport Beach and Costa Mesa that reached 90 mph early Tuesday, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine whether Luis Alfonso Rivera, 21, of Huntington Beach...
  • Two found with AK-47s in Newport plead guilty to weapons charges, get year in jail

    Two found with AK-47s in Newport plead guilty to weapons charges, get year in jail
    Two people who police say admitted to smuggling seven AK-47 assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition through Orange County for a Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty Monday to felony weapons charges. An Orange County Superior Court judge...
  • Man arrested after hours-long standoff in Irvine

    An hours-long standoff ended early Sunday when Irvine officers, with the help of a police dog, arrested a man suspected of threatening to kill his neighbor, authorities said. Officers responded around 2 a.m. to a call about a man causing a disturbance at...
  • From the Boathouse: Fish around for the rules of sport fishing

    Ahoy! We are having perfect summertime weather for the start of spring, with the sea conditions very favorable for boating, and many people are offshore fishing. Everyone who likes to fish should review the current regulations published by the...
  • After series of burglaries, man may avoid jail time

    After series of burglaries, man may avoid jail time
    A serial burglar who led Costa Mesa on a chase through the Mesa Verde neighborhood last year pleaded guilty Thursday to half a dozen felonies but could avoid being locked up. An Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Marc Christopher Marchetti...
  • Police arrest burglary suspects after car chase

    Newport Beach police arrested a trio of burglary suspects after a short car chase Wednesday ended with a crash in Laguna Beach, according to authorities. The incident started in Newport when a resident returned home around 2:15 p.m. and found two men...
  • 3 arrested in Costa Mesa probation sweep

    Costa Mesa police arrested three men Tuesday during a sweep designed to ensure that people on probation in the city are obeying the terms of their release. Officers checked on 11 probationers throughout Costa Mesa between 4 and 10 p.m. Eight were...