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  • Newport man faces charge in fake diamond ring case

    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...
  • Newport Coast man may face prison, $120,000 repayment to fraud victims

    A Newport Coast man could face more than a year in prison for selling nonexistent items like Rolex watches online and using the money to fund his lifestyle, according to federal court documents. Prosecutors last week asked a U.S. District Court judge to...
  • D.A.'s office clears officer in shooting

    A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week. In a letter addressed to...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    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-...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    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...
  • Jury awards $3.8 million to former Newport-Mesa student for mangled fingers

    Jury awards $3.8 million to former Newport-Mesa student for mangled fingers
    Nearly three years after the accident at Estancia High School that left him without full use of his right hand, 19-year-old Bryan Zavala can still recall the smell of metal from the machine that claimed three of his fingers. "It's still so vivid," he...
  • Defense lawyer: UCI grad student didn't plan killing of ex-wife

    The trial for a UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting his ex-wife to death will focus more on his motivation than the facts of the case, lawyers for both sides said in opening statements Tuesday. Brian Benedict, 40, is accused of chasing...
  • The God Squad: Is it always righteous to die for faith?

    Q: When I was young and in Catholic schools half a century ago, we were taught that those who gave their lives for our religion were saints. Do you think those who die for their faith, even suicide bombers, will spend eternity in the presence of God?...
  • Man gets 18 years for NYE stabbing

    Man gets 18 years for NYE stabbing
    A Dana Point man was sentenced Friday to 18 years and eight months to life in state prison for murdering one man and injuring another during a New Year's Eve party in Costa Mesa, officials said. Adam Randy Baker, 26, was found guilty in December 2012 of...
  • It's Gray Area: How much government is too much government?

    The following question is meant to be practical, not philosophical, and your answer is important. Do you want unlimited government? That would mean that government would effectively take responsibility for deciding and controlling all aspects of our...
  • It's A Gray Area: U.S. should not intervene overseas

    One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...
  • Gang member gets life in Costa Mesa murder

    A Fountain Valley man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the 1995 death of a fellow Vietnamese street gang member. Giang Thuy Nguyen, 37, had been found guilty April 10, 2012, of murder and...