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  • Top 10 stories of 2013

    Top 10 stories of 2013
    1) U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance Huntington Beach police called it a disturbance while many in the community called it a riot. However it's labeled, the kerfuffle that erupted at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing finals in July shook up the...
  • Seal Beach hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings

    Seal Beach hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings
    The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011 will plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday. Scott Dekraai, who, according to prosecutors,...
  • Dekraai pleads guilty in Seal Beach salon killings

    Dekraai pleads guilty in Seal Beach salon killings
    The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon pleaded guilty Friday, setting the stage for a legal battle over whether he should be put to death for the 2011 slayings. Scott Dekraai, who prosecutors said heavily armed himself...
  • Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

    Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants
    A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest shooting in Orange County history into jeopardy and will probably have repercussions in other high-profile cases....
  • Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries

    Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries
    The trial for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon will split into two separate phases, with two different sets of jurors asked to decide the ultimate fate of the accused mass murderer, a judge ruled Monday. The first phase,...
  • D.A. ran illegal snitch operation in O.C. jail, attorneys say

    D.A. ran illegal snitch operation in O.C. jail, attorneys say
    Attorneys for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon three years ago have accused Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies of running an unconstitutional jailhouse informant operation that ensnared their client and...
  • Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed

    Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed
    Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday. Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala,...
  • 2 women ordered to stand trial in Kim Pham beating death

    2 women ordered to stand trial in Kim Pham beating death
    Two women were ordered Tuesday to stand trial for murder in the death of a 23-year-old woman who was beaten during an altercation outside a popular Santa Ana nightspot. The ruling followed a two-day hearing with attorneys dissecting the shaky and...
  • In the Pipeline: Nothing has been the same since his sister's murder 35 years ago

    Looking down 14th Street from the tree that was planted in her memory, near the benches in front of Dwyer Middle School, you can see the spot where Robin Samsoe was abducted 35 years ago this month. On this quiet summer day in Huntington Beach,...
  • Man suspected of trying to kill 91-year-old hospital roommate

    A patient was charged Friday with the attempted murder of his 91-year-old roommate at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center. Ibrahim Yousef Battat, 36, of Laguna Niguel faces one felony count of attempted murder, one felony count of elder abuse, and...
  • Commentary: Remember Kelly, and help increase penalties for drunk driving

    As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...
  • Victims identified in apparent murder-suicide

    The victims of an apparent murder-suicide Dec. 14 in Huntington Beach have been identified as a married couple who were going through a divorce. Huntington Beach Police Sgt. Chad Nichols said the victims were Robert Saltarelli, 55, and his wife, Tonie,...