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Woman pleads not guilty to stealing $700,000 in school funds

Aug. 17, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County woman has been charged with embezzling more than $700,000 from high school student body funds. Cynthia Marie Campbell of Midway pleaded not guilty Friday to 222 felony counts. Prosecutors say Campbell was a student finance clerk at Esperanza High School in Anaheim...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

Orange County reaches settlement over untreated jail inmate

Aug. 16, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County has reached a settlement with a former California jail nurse who says she was prevented from treating an inmate. The Orange County Register reported Thursday that the Board of Supervisors approved a settlement for about $300,000 Tuesday in a closed-door session....

California county OKs plane to monitor, predict wildfires

Aug. 15, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's Orange County has approved a 150-day pilot program for a plane that will monitor wildfires, providing incident commanders with real-time information on fire conditions. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday accepted a $4.5 million state grant that will fund the...

Calif. gang member accused of shipping guns from Oklahoma

Aug. 14, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Federal and local authorities say they've arrested a man in Oklahoma on suspicion of shipping firearms to his fellow gang members in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports Manuel "Flacco" Delatorre Jr. could face charges including unlawfully transferring a firearm...

Ex-baseball star gets home detention in insider trading case

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces was sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in an insider-trading scheme, a newspaper reported. DeCinces, who played third base for the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles, was...

Suspect in deadly California rampage pleads not guilty

Aug. 9, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a Southern California stabbing rampage that left four people dead and two injured pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, attempted murder and other counts. Zachary Castaneda was arraigned in his jail cell instead of court after refusing to leave his jail cell,...

The Latest: California rampage suspect pleads not guilty

Aug. 9, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing rampage in Southern California (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage in Southern California has pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder and other charges. An Orange County district attorney's spokeswoman said...

Police: Bloody stabbing suspect driven by 'hate, homicide'

Aug. 8, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A gang member who killed four people and wounded two others in random stabbings across two Southern California cities has a violent past, police said Thursday, and court records show he was free on bail for a charge last month of carrying a concealed dagger. Zachary Castaneda...

The Latest: Video shows woman attacked by man with 2 knives

Aug. 8, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing rampage in Southern California (all times local): 5:11 p.m. Surveillance video shows a woman defending herself against a man with two knives who attacked and wounded her during a stabbing rampage that left four people dead in two Southern California...