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Santa Ana winds to raise Southern California fire danger

Nov. 24, 2021 23:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Southern California electrical customers had their power cut Wednesday and more than 200,000 others faced the same prospect as utility companies sought to prevent wildfires as Santa Ana winds developed. Red flag warnings were posted at...

Lawsuit claims hazing injured high school football player

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit claims a player on a highly ranked Southern California high school football team suffered traumatic brain injury, gashes and a broken nose in a locker room hazing ritual in which players punch each other until one gives up. The Orange...

Santa Ana winds to raise Southern California fire danger

Nov. 23, 2021 17:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty and dry Santa Ana winds will bring increased risk of wildfires to Southern California and possible public safety power shutoffs to nearly 141,000 utility customers through the Thanksgiving period. Red flag warnings for fire danger will be in...

Masked suspects rob diners on California restaurant patio

Nov. 23, 2021 15:01 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A group of masked people dressed in black ran onto a Southern California restaurant patio, ordered everyone down, then stole a diner's purse before fleeing, police said Tuesday. At least one of the suspects may have been armed with handgun...

Tennessee man charged in California with kidnapping, assault

Nov. 22, 2021 19:31 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged in Southern California with kidnapping his 3-year-old son and sexually assaulting his 16-year-old niece after authorities said he drove across the country with the children. The kids were found safe and Jacob...

California man gets prison for Bitcoin money laundering

Nov. 19, 2021 11:22 AM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was sentenced to three years in federal prison for operating an unlicensed business that exchanged at least $13 million in Bitcoin and cash, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Hugo Mejia, 50, of the city of Ontario...

Man gets prison for exchanging currency for drug dealers

Nov. 18, 2021 20:50 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for operating unlicensed businesses that illegally exchanged millions of dollars in Bitcoin and cash, often for drug dealers, prosecutors said. Hugo Sergio Mejia,...

California man says he killed 2 women with meat cleaver

Nov. 11, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man says he killed two women with a meat cleaver after a New Year's Eve party while his wife and son waited in a car outside. Christopher Ireland, 42, of Huntington Beach took the stand Wednesday, the Orange County Register...

Gusty Santa Ana winds sweep across Southern California

Nov. 11, 2021 10:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds gusted across Southern California on Thursday, sweeping skies clear and raising fire concerns. Forecasters did not issue red flag warnings but did predict elevated to briefly critical fire weather conditions. ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's son sentenced for stabbing neighbor

Nov. 10, 2021 20:59 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The son of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was sentenced to six months in jail for stabbing a Southern California neighbor with a hunting knife during an argument over trash cans, prosecutors said Wednesday. Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 29, was...