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Man suspected of hit-and-run with cyclist in Newport Beach charged with murder — A man suspected of hitting and killing a bicyclist on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach while drunk has been charged with murder, according to prosecutors. Neil Storm Stephany was charged with three felony counts stemming from the incident on Sunday near Crystal Cove State Park.

Police: Burglars stole $95,000 worth of iPads, iPhones from Garden Grove business — Police in Garden Grove are searching for three men suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics during a burglary early Tuesday. The burglars are described as black men in their 20s, according to Garden Grove police. They wore white masks and gloves during the burglary at Oztek Wireless, at 10108 Westminster Ave.

Cyclist dies after hit-and-run in Newport Beach by driver suspected of DUI — A bicyclist who was struck Sunday by a man suspected of drunken driving while riding along Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach has died, police said. Shaun Eagleson, a 30-year-old Fountain Valley resident, was hit at 5:03 p.m. in Newport Beach, just east of the Los Trancos entrance to Crystal Cove State Park.

Brush fire burning in Chino Hills State Park — A brush fire has torched between 20 to 30 acres in Chino Hills State Park, fire officials said. The fire was first reported around 2:48 p.m. and the cause is under investigation, said Chino Valley Fire District spokeswoman Massiel De Guevara. Crews from the Chino Valley Valley Fire District are working with Cal Fire to battle the blaze.

Police need public's help to find dead transient's next of kin — A sketch of the man who went by the name Lam Pham at the time of his death. Police are searching for any relatives of the man. COURTESY OF ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S CORONER DIVISION Police are seeking the public's help in finding relatives of a transient who was found dead in May in Santa Ana.

His kind heart hid a troubled life — They gathered near the bar overlooking the hardwood dance floor and paused to remember a man many had considered a friend, a teacher and a part of their family for two decades. Francis Lynn McComas, 66, died Monday, his body discovered by fire crews an hour after they put out a blaze at the three-bedroom home in the 200 block of North Citrus Street.

Police: Man in Mission Viejo has barricaded self in his home — A man wanted by police has barricaded himself in his Mission Viejo home, authorities said. The man barricaded himself in the residence in the 26000 block of Avenida Calidad around 9:50 a.m. after sheriff's deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant, said Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Mark Kiernan.

Laguna Beach detectives arrest son-in-law in woman's 1998 cold case death — The son-in-law of a woman who was killed in 1998 has been arrested on suspicion of her murder, authorities said. John Edward Gutierrez, 46, was arrested outside an Aliso Viejo gym around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Laguna Beach Police Capt. Jason Kravetz said in a statement.

Fire victim struggled financially, roommate says — ORANGE - A man behind on his rent, about to be evicted and with an affection for firearms may have committed suicide before a fire tore through a house in Orange, his roommate said Tuesday.

L.A. woman charged in Irvine pimping case — A woman has been charged with pimping five women out of brothels in Irvine, prosecutors said Tuesday. Goan Suk Ko, 44, is accused of operating a brothel out of a home in Irvine, where she pimped the five female victims and then collected proceeds from the sex acts.
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Oct 21, 2014

Man suspected of hit-and-run with cyclist in Newport Beach charged with murder. The latest:…

Oct 21, 2014

Fundraising page for wife of Shaun Eagleson, the cyclist who was killed by a suspected drunk driver in #newportbeach:

Oct 20, 2014

@kyoshino I'm sure she just couldn't live without that 2-lane bowling alley

Oct 20, 2014

RT @Rich_Hammond: My updated story on Slava Voynov's arrest, with police details of the alleged incident:

Oct 17, 2014

@nicolosi Congrats on the move. Huge loss for us. Good times in LA.

Oct 16, 2014

@AndrewReed24 You near the fire? Give me a call at 714-796-2478

Oct 16, 2014

Just in: Brush fire burning in Chino Hills State Park. Between 20 to 30 acres burned. No structures threatened, fire official says.

Oct 16, 2014

RT @SalHernandez: Powerful video from @nytimes on Liberia's ambulances - 15 teams for 1.5 million people… "I dont rest."

Oct 16, 2014

Taxpayer funded report details Garden Grove firefighters' concerns about leadership… By @SalHernandez #gardengrove

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