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  • Man arrested, another sought in Costa Mesa stabbing

    Two attackers stabbed a man in Costa Mesa on Thursday afternoon, but the victim fought back and sent one of the assailants to a hospital, police said. Officers responded around 3:45 p.m. to Placentia Avenue and Victoria Street, where they had been...
  • 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...
  • 2 women accused of trying to spend fake $100 bills in Irvine

    Police arrested two of women accused of trying to spend counterfeit $100 bills at businesses around Irvine and then fleeing when authorities caught on to the scam, according to court documents. The Orange County district attorney's office alleges in a...
  • Newport man wounded by police is sentenced for firing gun at beach

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced Monday to 240 days in jail and five years' probation for firing a handgun at the beach last summer before police shot him. As part of a plea agreement, Scott Jay Abraham, 44, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of...
  • 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...
  • Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine
    A Van Nuys man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend and leaving their charred bodies in an Irvine park, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Iftekhar Murtaza, 30, also left his ex-...
  • Sting nabs three drivers at Harbor Justice Center

    Deputies impounded three cars and cited three drivers Monday for getting behind the wheel after they were told not to drive by a judge in Newport Beach. The Orange County Sheriff's Department periodically runs undercover stings at the Harbor Justice...
  • 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...