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California surgeon, girlfriend face new rape, other charges

Oct. 17, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged Wednesday with crimes against five additional victims in addition to two women they were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting. Dr. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and his girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, 31, were charged...

Mexican policeman held after meth found in car

Oct. 11, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities have arrested a Mexican police officer they say had 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) of methamphetamine in his car. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says deputies stopped a car for vehicle code violations on Tuesday on the Interstate 5 freeway...

Illinois killer sentenced to death for 5 California murders

Oct. 5, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Illinois killer convicted of murdering five women in Southern California was sentenced to death on Friday. An Orange County Superior Court judge issued the sentence for 54-year-old former Marine Andrew Urdiales, convicted of killing five women in Riverside, Orange and San Diego...

11 people charged in drug treatment fraud involving pellets

Sep. 26, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven people including doctors have been charged in Southern California in an alleged insurance-fraud scheme involving an implant surgery that purportedly helps drug addicts and alcoholics, Orange County's top prosecutor said Wednesday. "Orange County's become what's known as the...

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

Sep. 21, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged with drugging and raping two women. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told...

Reality show doc, woman charged with California drug rapes

Sep. 18, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California physician who appeared in a reality TV dating show and an alleged female accomplice have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities said Tuesday there could be many more victims. Orthopedic surgeon Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, of Newport Beach...

Goop settles over claims its vaginal eggs have health perks

Sep. 6, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company goop has agreed to pay $145,000 in civil penalties over products including egg-shaped stones that are meant to be inserted into the vagina to improve health. Prosecutors in eight California counties jointly announced the settlement on Tuesday...

2 crashes with multiple vehicles leave 1 dead, others hurt

Aug. 23, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say two accidents involving at least nine cars on the Santa Ana Freeway have left one person dead and a number of others, including children, injured. The California Highway Patrol says a two-vehicle accident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of the...