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  • 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...
  • Woman found dead in Newport faced prostitution charges

    Woman found dead in Newport faced prostitution charges
    A woman whose body was found face down in the sand in Newport Beach faced prostitution charges in three states and gave birth shortly before a stint in jail, according to public records and interviews. Tina Hoang, 20, was arrested on suspicion of...
  • It's a Gray Area: Drone attacks are undermining U.S. security worldwide

    The soul of the United States of America is our freedoms and liberties, and our soul is now under attack by our own government. I understand that the pressure on any president to keep us safe during his watch must be crushing. So for that reason, I don'...
  • Students strike chords with their videos

    When Kensey Conti showed her grandmother a video she choreographed after being inspired by the woman's struggle with stage-four lung cancer, she knew she had something powerful. "She's seen it like a ton of times now, and she cries every time," Kensey...
  • Anaheim appoints Newport attorney

    Newport Beach-based lawyer Michael Houston took over as Anaheim's interim city attorney March 1, a news release said. The Anaheim City Council unanimously approved the appointment at its Feb. 19 meeting. Houston, the release said, will oversee the...
  • Man accused in fatal DUI faces 2 felonies

    Man accused in fatal DUI faces 2 felonies
    A scheduled arraignment for a Costa Mesa man accused in a drunk-driving accident that killed his brother and injured his nephew was pushed back to March 29, according to court records. Felix Brito, 37, who appeared in Orange County Superior Court...
  • Orange County law firm may take helm in Lindsay Lohan's defense

    Lindsay Lohan maybe getting a new lawyer if she signs off on a plan to have a  prominent Orange County law firm help represent her on criminal charges she lied about a car crash on Pacific Coast Highway. The latest development comes after her New York...