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  • Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

    A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for dodging taxes on more than $180 million of unreported income. Prosecutors say Richard Engel, 70, and his ex-...
  • 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...
  • Brain-injured woman sues school district, claims faulty education

    A former student has sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators cheated her out of an education by waiving requirements for graduation after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in her senior year. Instead of crafting a...
  • 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...
  • Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

    Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family
    In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son. As of Aug. 29 — four years, three months and eight days after Sam Herr's death — there have been 40 in the case against Daniel Patrick...
  • Concealed-weapons permit holders concentrated in Huntington and Newport, records show

    In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed-weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval. More than 700 new permits have been...
  • Activist challenges candidate's ballot designation

    A Newport Beach resident is challenging the description of a City Council candidate as a businessman on the Nov. 4 ballot. Dock tax opponent Bob McCaffrey filed a lawsuit Monday in Orange County Superior Court against the county's registrar of voters,...
  • Newport council hopeful can be called businessman on ballot

    Newport Beach City Council candidate Tim Brown will be described on the Nov. 4 ballot as a planning commissioner and businessman, despite a resident's attempt to have the latter term removed. Orange County Superior Court Judge Kirk Nakamura denied the...
  • Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

    Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court judge, who on Monday directed petitioners in a lawsuit to get out into the community with their opinions. Judge...
  • Mental-health questions delay trial in handyman's slaying

    Almost a year after the death of a Costa Mesa handyman, the trial of the man accused of killing him is still on hold because of questions about the defendant's mental health. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when Costa Mesa...
  • Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

    Abuse suspect worked at Hoag
    A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities. Now police are...
  • Irvine asks judge to open firm's books

    The Irvine City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask for a court order compelling a powerful consulting firm to open its books as part of a forensic audit of the effort to transform a retired military base into a grand municipal park. "I don't care...