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  • 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. denies misconduct in Seal Beach mass shooting case

    D.A. denies misconduct in Seal Beach mass shooting case
    An Orange County prosecutor says an effort to dismiss the death penalty against alleged Seal Beach mass killer Scott Dekraai should be denied because the defense failed to show that prosecutors engaged in the type of egregious misconduct that could lead...
  • 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...
  • O.C. judge orders hearings on jailhouse snitch allegations

    O.C. judge orders hearings on jailhouse snitch allegations
    An Orange County judge said Friday that he'll hear testimony on accusations that county prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies ran an illegal jailhouse informant operation that ensnared multiple inmates, including the man accused of killing eight people...
  • Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy

    Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy
    A Fountain Valley woman was sentenced to prison Friday for having sex with a 12-year-old boy, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said Patricia Ann Serrano, 45, pleaded guilty last month to three felony counts of lewd...
  • Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'

     Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'
    Bill Morehouse says he has been trapped in a horror story since his daughter, Kelly, died a year ago in crash involving an impaired driver. "I haven't slept a night since she's died," he said Tuesday. "If I get four hours, I'm lucky. The doctors give me...
  • H.B. businessman pleads guilty to underreporting income

    A Huntington Beach resident who owned a military contracting business pleaded guilty Monday for failing to report millions of dollars his company received from the U.S. military for services it provided in Iraq. Nadim "Nick" Saifan Jr., 48, pleaded...
  • Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

    In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they adopt the same campaign contribution practices that the city's Planning Commission abides by. The proposal failed on...
  • 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,...
  • Woman used embezzled money for breast surgery, SUVs

    A Huntington Beach woman who embezzled more than $750,000 from her employers was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison. Lisa Jeanette Dorman, 43, pleaded guilty in May 22 to two counts of grand theft embezzlement, nine counts of money...
  • District worker sentenced for child pornography

    A Fountain Valley man who worked as a maintenance painter for the Huntington Beach City School District was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to owning and distributing child pornography. Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald...
  • In the Pipeline: Mom faces down despair after daughter's death

    In the Pipeline: Mom faces down despair after daughter's death
    "I think Kelly would have said, 'Leave it alone, Mom!'" Karen Morehouse is sitting at a counter in her kitchen talking about her daughter, 25-year-old Kelly Blue Morehouse, who was killed one year ago on Goldenwest Street when drunk driver, Tadashi...