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  • Report: Speeding driver killed former CdM cheer coach

    Report: Speeding driver killed former CdM cheer coach
    A speeding teenage driver caused a fatal collision last year that killed a former Corona del Mar High School cheerleading coach along with three others, according to a recently released California Highway Patrol investigation report. Wendy Rice perished...
  • Driver suffers head injury during three-vehicle crash

    A three-vehicle crash in Costa Mesa sent one person to the hospital and delayed traffic Wednesday morning, according to police. Two vehicles collided in an intersection near the San Diego (405) Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. One of the cars hit a Toyota...
  • Newport-Mesa Unified students, parents speak out against DUIs

    The emotionally charged message delivered to several hundred students and parents at Corona del Mar High School's gymnasium Wednesday morning was clear: Accidents happen, but those involving drinking and driving are entirely preventable. Guest speaker...
  • Police: Driver causes three-car crash

    A man who appeared to be driving the wrong way on Newport Boulevard caused a three-car crash that sent him to the hospital, police said. The driver of a red Toyota Yaris was in the northbound lanes of Newport Boulevard heading south about 10:30 a.m....
  • Driver dies after tree falls on car

    Driver dies after tree falls on car
    COSTA MESA — A woman was killed in an apparent freak accident Thursday afternoon when a 50- to 70-foot eucalyptus tree planted in a street median fell on her car as she waited at a red light. Haeyoon Miller, 29, of Tustin, was pronounced dead at...
  • Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry

    Sailors rescue family after van is pushed from ferry
    NEWPORT BEACH — The tide was just high enough to bring his wooden dinghy up to the seawall. Skip Staats likes to sit atop the wall and sip coffee in the morning sun. Had it been any more shallow, he wouldn't have been relaxing next to the Balboa...
  • Two injured in two-car crash Monday

    A car crash in Newport Beach sent two people to the hospital Monday morning, authorities said. The crash at 23rd Street and Irvine Avenue about 8 a.m. involved a Porsche and an older-model station wagon, said Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman...
  • Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund

    Family of ferry accident to receive rental car refund
    A visiting Taiwanese family whose rental car was pushed off the Balboa Island Ferry and into the harbor Friday morning will have the cost of their car refunded, authorities said. Sean Busking, vice president of Fox Rent A Car — which has rental...
  • Check It Out: Story-driven video games are new norm

    Video games have come a long way since the days of Mario rescuing a princess from Bowser and Pac-Man chasing after power pellets while avoiding his ghostly foes. In the last 15 years, video games have evolved into a story-telling medium, no longer...
  • Newport names new fire chief

    Newport names new fire chief
    Newport Beach has found its new fire chief in Scott Poster, a 30-year veteran of fire services. Poster was a deputy chief for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where he supervised more than 300 employees and a $60-million budget. He joined L.A....
  • Driver accused of killing cyclist will stand trial

    NEWPORT BEACH — A Newport Beach woman will stand trial on charges that she was driving drunk and texting when she hit and killed a bicyclist in Newport Coast, Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson ruled Thursday. Danae Miller, 23,...
  • Student hit in crosswalk remains in critical condition

    The Newport Harbor High School senior who was hit by a car driven by an allegedly intoxicated woman remained in critical condition Wednesday, school officials said. Crystal Morales, 17, was placed in a physician-induced coma at Western Medical Center in...