| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:21 PM
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,...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:55 AM
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:53 PM
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,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:38 AM
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,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:08 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:03 PM
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,...