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Train service halted as workers shore up California cliffs

Sep. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Train service was halted Thursday for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in coastal Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station in southern Orange...

4 accused in theft of $2M in goods from 43 California stores

Sep. 15, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Four people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing nearly $2 million worth of retail products from 43 different stores across California, authorities said. California Highway Patrol investigators found stolen merchandise stacked “floor...

California mother who pushed baby to death found sane

Sep. 13, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Monday found a woman was legally sane when she pushed her 7-month-old son to his death from a Southern California hospital parking structure. Sonia Hermosillo, 41, of La Habra, could now face 25 years to life in prison when she is...

2 hospitalized after plane hits fence at California airport

Aug. 30, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Two people were hospitalized after a small plane crashed into a chain-link fence while landing Monday at Southern California's Fullerton Municipal Airport, authorities said. The single-engine Piper PA-24 crashed shortly before 2 p.m. and came...

California judge scales back charges in doctor's rape case

Aug. 26, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday agreed to scale back criminal charges against a reality TV doctor and his girlfriend who had been accused of drugging and raping several women at their Southern California home. Orange County Superior Court Frank Ospino...

1 dead as dump truck plows into Anaheim apartment building

Aug. 25, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A dump truck loaded with thousands of pounds of debris veered off a Southern California freeway offramp on Tuesday and slammed into two apartment buildings, killing a resident, authorities said. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the truck came down the...

Mistrial in Michael Avenatti's California embezzlement case

Aug. 24, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the embezzlement trial of attorney Michael Avenatti, who is charged with stealing millions in settlement money from his clients. U.S. District Judge James V. Selna ruled on technical grounds...

Mother convicted of pushing baby to death from building

Aug. 11, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman was convicted Wednesday of pushing her 7-month-old son to his death from the fourth story of a hospital parking garage. Sonia Hermosillo, 41, of La Habra, was convicted by a jury of one felony count of first-degree...

Orange County school board to sue over K-12 mask mandate

Aug. 04, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school board announced plans to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom over a state mandate requiring K-12 students to wear masks in classrooms, saying face coverings are harmful to children and the governor is abusing his power. The...

Mountain lion caught in California neighborhood back to wild

Jul. 31, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

RAMONA, Calif. (AP) — A young mountain lion captured after roaming an Orange County neighborhood was released to the wild in the Santa Ana Mountains this week. The 1-year-old male cub was captured July 13 after being spotted several times in a neighborhood in Mission...