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Man charged with killing driver in Thanksgiving road rage

Dec. 01, 2022 15:02 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man has been charged with killing one person and wounding five in a road rage shooting on Thanksgiving. Lee Quevon Walker, 41, is charged with murder, attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly following a truck that hit the vehicle he was...

California man pleads guilty in theft of Olympic gold medal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man received a jail sentence after admitting he stole an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car broken into...

Red flag warnings canceled as Southern California winds ease

Nov. 25, 2022 21:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red flag warnings for fire danger in parts of Southern California were canceled Friday as Santa Ana winds declined, although forecasters noted that dry conditions would continue into the weekend. Southern California Edison's website showed no remaining public...

Santa Ana winds to bring fire danger to Southern California

Nov. 23, 2022 17:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty, dry and warm Santa Ana winds will bring critical fire weather conditions to Southern California through the Thanksgiving holiday, forecasters said Wednesday. The winds, produced by high pressure building in the Great Basin, were forecast to strengthen...

Fire danger elevated as strong winds hit Southern California

Nov. 19, 2022 18:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another round of strong Santa Ana winds swept through Southern California on Saturday, increasing the risk of wildfires as humidity levels plummeted. The National Weather Service said winds will be strongest in the morning and begin diminishing by Saturday...

More Santa Ana winds expected in Southern California

Nov. 17, 2022 11:35 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's first strong Santa Ana wind event of the fall was diminishing Thursday but forecasters warned that another round of strong gusts is expected during the weekend. The National Weather Service said winds will pick up again Friday night and last...

Charges for California driver who led police on wild pursuit

Nov. 16, 2022 19:13 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed multiple charges against a 33-year-old parolee who stole several cars and rammed police cruisers last week during an hourlong chase across Southern California that ended with an officer shooting at him. Johnny Anchondo faces felony and...

Water polo coach convicted of sexual assault of teen players

Nov. 16, 2022 18:44 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California water polo coach was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting teenage girls during underwater training sessions while he claimed to be preparing them for competition, prosecutors said. Jurors convicted Bahram Hojreh — who coached...

Powerful Santa Ana winds lash Southern California

Nov. 16, 2022 16:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds lashed Southern California on Wednesday, toppling big rigs on highways and spreading a small fire that destroyed two structures. High wind warnings stretched across a wide swath of the region, and red flag warnings for high fire danger...

Southern California braces for strong Santa Ana winds

Nov. 15, 2022 15:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters warned of critical fire danger and potentially damaging gusts as Santa Ana winds developed in Southern California on Tuesday. Pressure gradients were trending strongly offshore and “all systems appear to be a go for a strong Santa Ana event”...