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  • Man gets 46 years to life for murder

    Man gets 46 years to life for murder
    A man was sentenced to 46 years to life in state prison Friday for killing a man in a park after breaking into a Newport Beach home. Derek Christopher Adams, 24, of Huntington Beach, was found guilty in August of one felony count each of second-degree...
  • From feminist to banker to novelist

    From feminist to banker to novelist
    For first-time novelist A.G.S. Johnson, inspiration struck like lightning and immediately slowed to a crawl. "I was awakened one night, maybe 15 years ago, by this cocky female voice that was so intriguing to me that I jumped out of bed, literally, and I...
  • O.C. financial consultant to stand trial in Santa Monica killing

    O.C. financial consultant to stand trial in Santa Monica killing
    An Orange County financial consultant has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the 2008 slaying of a Santa Monica artist. Daniel Edward Becerril II of Huntington Beach was arrested last March on suspicion of murder, grand theft, forgery and...
  • Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property

    Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property
    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday prohibited a man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor from transferring ownership of his property to relatives, according to an attorney for the victim's family. Stanwood Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore,...
  • Bill could increase sentence for hit-and-run convictions

    Bill could increase sentence for hit-and-run convictions
    Hit-and-run drivers convicted of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence could face up to five more years behind bars if a bill proposed by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) makes it through the Legislature. Assembly Bill 956, which was...
  • Doctor's accused killer requests counsel

    Doctor's accused killer requests counsel
    A man charged with killing a Newport Beach doctor told an Orange County Superior Court judge Wednesday that he needs a public defender. "I can't afford a lawyer," Stanwood Fred Elkus said. Judge Craig Robison delayed the scheduled arraignment on...
  • "Austin Powers" Actor Suspected in Murder of Sex-Offender Cellmate

    "Austin Powers" Actor Suspected in Murder of Sex-Offender Cellmate
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- "Austin Powers" actor and former mixed martial arts fighter Joseph Hyungmin Son is suspected in the death of his cellmate at Wasco State Prison Reception Center in Kern County. Joseph Hyungmin Son, 40, allegedly...
  • The Coastal Gardener: The legend of O.C.'s wild tomatoes

    I often feel sorry for my daughter. But at least she'll have plenty of stories to tell her children. About five years ago, I recall doing my best to convince her to come with me on an all-day, far-fetched attempt to locate the last wild tomatoes in...
  • Story of Convicted Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Coming to TV

    Story of Convicted Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Coming to TV
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala's 31-year court saga is coming to television, as a documentary on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Alcala's story will air on "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" on Thursday. Alcala, a...
  • Huntington Beach Detectives Closer To Identifying Cold Case Victim

    Huntington Beach Detectives Closer To Identifying Cold Case Victim
    HUNTINGTON BEACH ( KTLA) -- Huntington Beach police investigators have asked for assistance from the New York Police Deparment after a Facebook post led to tips in the case of a woman who was found dead in a ditch more than 40 years ago. Detectives...
  • Kirby guilty in death of TapouT founder

    Kirby guilty in death of TapouT founder
    SANTA ANA — A Costa Mesa man was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday in a drunk-driving crash that killed mixed martial arts clothing icon Charles "Mask" Lewis. A Central Justice Center jury found Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, responsible for the March...
  • Transcripts: Costa Mesa man confesses to killings

    Transcripts: Costa Mesa man confesses to killings
    A Costa Mesa murder defendant told police that he killed two people in 2010 to gain access to one of his victim's bank accounts, according to Orange County Grand Jury transcripts released Friday. Within a Costa Mesa police interview room Daniel Patrick...