| 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...
| 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,...
| 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....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| 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 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:47 PM
A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches.
The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:19 PM
A former Garden Grove police officer was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison for forcibly sodomizing three women.
Jesse Andrew Green, 36, of Huntington Beach was found guilty Sept. 6 of three counts of forcible sodomy, but a jury was not able to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The trial for a Fountain Valley man accused of causing an explosion in a Santa Ana motel started Thursday, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
Thanh Van Quang, 39, is charged with one count of arson of an inhabited...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Brian Koerner wished he could be surfing with his dog Banana every day, but he found too few opportunities after moving to Colorado.
But when the 38-year-old Westminster native received an email about the fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:21 PM
A wrongful-termination claim filed by a former Huntington Beach city employee who is deaf could go to a jury trial early next year.
The former library clerk contends that the city failed to provide her with a qualified sign-language interpreter before...