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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

    Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping motion alleging misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement. Judge James Stotler gave public defender Scott...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

    Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife
    A former UC Irvine graduate student was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-wife on campus after a child-support dispute. Judge William Froeberg also ordered Brian Hughes Benedict to pay almost $200,000 in...
  • Liquor store attacker gets prison term

    The Costa Mesa woman who attacked a liquor store clerk after being denied a bottle of beer pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon and other misdemeanor charges last week. An Orange County Superior Court judge on Aug. 29 sentenced Teresa...
  • Man sues Newport P.D.

    A Newport Beach man has sued the police department, accusing officers of using excessive force when they took him into custody last year. Thomas Quinn is seeking unspecified damages, alleging officers pulled his pants down, punched him in the face and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Drug policy easing is victory for liberty

    With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...
  • Arraignment in killing postponed

    The man accused of slaying a woman whose body was found in Newport Beach last week did not enter a plea Tuesday when he briefly appeared in court. Jaime Prieto Rocha, of Santa Ana, is charged with murdering Nancy Hammour, 28, of Santa Ana, whose body was...
  • Police make arrest in Hamilton Street death

    Police on Wednesday arrested a homeless man suspected of slaying a Costa Mesa resident who was working on renovations at a sober-living home earlier this week. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, of Los Angeles, used a heavy, blunt object to bludgeon to death...
  • Parishioners say goodbye to St. James

    Parishioners say goodbye to St. James
    Parishioners from St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach wiped tears from their eyes as they exited the church after its final service Sunday, leaving behind a building that housed many memories for them and their families. Jim Dale, 63, said he has...
  • It's A Gray Area: Missing Devon

    It's A Gray Area: Missing Devon
    My wife never had a dog before she bought one as a companion for her then-6-year-old son, Morgan. After some investigation, she got a white golden retriever, and they named her Devonshire Cream, or Devon, for short. The problem was, as I got to know...
  • Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty

    Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman at a vacant home in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, is charged with killing John Kubat, a 54-year-old Costa Mesa resident, who was working on renovations at a soon-to-...
  • YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists

    YouTube video criticizes Costa Mesa activists
    A video that takes aim at a Costa Mesa political organization appeared on YouTube on Wednesday afternoon. Kent Mora, who serves on the city's Pension Oversight Committee, made the nearly two-minute segment that contains a slide show of participants in...