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California university sued over student’s hazing death

Nov. 29, 2019 7:01 PM EST

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Parents of a 19-year-old woman who died of alcohol poisoning are suing her sorority and California State University, Fullerton, claiming her death was due to hazing. The Orange County Register says the parents of Bea Castro filed the negligence and wrongful death suit this week....

Orange County beaches closed after raw sewage spill

Nov. 28, 2019 4:29 PM EST

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A health official says several beaches in Orange County have been shut down after a sewage leak at a golf course. The Orange County Register reports Thursday the Orange County Health Care Agency closed the ocean and bay areas from Pelican Point at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach...

California surgeon sentenced in hospital kickback scheme

Nov. 22, 2019 7:18 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An orthopedic surgeon who received at least $5 million in kickbacks to perform hundreds of spinal operations at a Southern California hospital is going to prison. Dr. Daniel Capen of Manhattan Beach was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison Friday. He pleaded guilty last...

Kidnap victim found at California home of murder suspect

Nov. 21, 2019 2:52 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a kidnapping victim rescued from the home of a murder suspect is expected to make a full recovery. When Anaheim police made an arrest in the killing of a man whose body was found in a car trunk, they also rescued a man who was being held for...

California fire department worker charged with shooting dog

Nov. 21, 2019 2:15 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An equipment operator for a Southern California fire department is charged with felony animal cruelty after fatally shooting his dog in the head, then dumping its body in a fire station dumpster. Prosecutors said this week that 44-year-old Ryan John Monteleone was arrested Oct. 17....

$13M award to kids of man who died in struggle with police

Nov. 21, 2019 1:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury awarded $13.2 million to the two children of a man who died after a confrontation with police in Southern California three years ago. The decision Wednesday came two days after jurors decided Anaheim officers were negligent and used unreasonable force against Fermin Vincent...

Man, 57, dies while scuba diving off Southern California

Nov. 21, 2019 9:24 AM EST

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 57-year-old scuba diver died after being found unconscious floating in the water off Southern California’s Laguna Beach. The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that the coroner identified the man as Joseph Noah of Forestport, New York. Noah was...

Arrest made in killing of man found in car trunk

Nov. 20, 2019 10:04 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve made an arrest in the killing of a Southern California man whose body was found in a car trunk and they also rescued a kidnap victim who was being held for ransom. Anaheim police announced Wednesday that 27-year-old Antonio Silva was arrested two days...

Judge rules waist chains removed from inmates at courthouses

Nov. 20, 2019 3:06 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ruled that jail inmates will no longer be chained around the waist inside Orange County courthouses. The Orange County Register reports that Superior Court Judge Kathleen Roberts ruled Monday that the order could end a policy by the Orange County Sheriff’s...

Man charged in $300M Ponzi scheme with veterans, investors

Nov. 19, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — South Carolina authorities have charged a man from southern California with conspiracy to engage in mail and wire fraud after prosecutors say he defrauded about 2,600 people, including many veterans. The Orange County Register reported Monday that 64-year-old Scott Kohn was...