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Jury recommends death in murders of 5 California women

Jun. 13, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for an Illinois killer who was convicted of murdering five more women in Southern California more than two decades ago. The Orange County Superior Court jurors made the recommendation after the penalty phase hearing for Andrew...

Former pitcher Joe Sambito sues agency he worked for

May. 31, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former major league pitcher Joe Sambito has sued the company that employed him as an agent, claiming wrongful termination and age discrimination. Sambito filed the suit Wednesday in California Superior Court in Orange County against Independent Sports & Entertainment, ISE...

California robbery suspect shot through drive-thru window

May. 27, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California say an alleged robber at a fast food restaurant was shot by a customer in the drive-thru lane who fired through a window before speeding off. Santa Ana Police Commander Michael Claborn says the robbery suspect was hospitalized late Saturday with...

Republicans turn on each other in California US House fight

May. 27, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little-known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the congressman's...

Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

May. 25, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 595-square-foot (55-square meter) Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million. The Orange County Register reports the price of the tiny abode in tony Laguna Beach dropped to $998,900 this month after being listed for...

Convicted killer found guilty of 5 California murders

May. 23, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago. Orange County jurors convicted Andrew Urdiales of five counts of murder with enhancements for attacking a volunteer usher after a college piano...

Man charged after California blast held without bail

May. 21, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who was arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week at her day spa was ordered held without bail at a court appearance Monday. Magistrate Judge Karen Scott denied a request from Stephen Beal's attorney that he be...

The Latest: No bail for man charged after California blast

May. 21, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California man arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Southern California man arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend has been ordered held without...

Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

May. 18, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had piled up with mail during her recent trip to her native Hungary when it exploded. News reports of the blast quickly reached Stephen Beal, her ex-boyfriend and a partner in the Southern California business. At the urging of...

Ex-boyfriend of blast victim arrested on explosives charge

May. 17, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had piled up with mail during her recent trip to her native Hungary when it exploded. News reports of the blast quickly reached Stephen Beal, her ex-boyfriend and a partner in the Southern California business. At the urging of...