Southern California

In this April 1, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in Santa Ana, Calif.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
April 11, 2019 - 11:08 am
By Brian Melley, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti, 48, was indicted late...
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A National Transportation Safety Board worker takes a photo of an engine that came to rest against a house on Crestknoll Dr. in Yorba Linda, Calif on Monday, February 4, 2019.
Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP
February 05, 2019 - 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man piloting a small plane that broke apart over a Southern California neighborhood had false credentials identifying him as a retired Chicago police officer, authorities said Tuesday, but they still had no immediate answers for the cause of the crash. Antonio Pastini was...
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A resident looks at debris that hit a house after a small plane crashed into a neighborhood of Yorba Linda, Calif.
Alex Gallardo/AP
February 04, 2019 - 6:15 am
UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. ___ YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Dave Elfver was getting ready to go to a friend's house to watch the Super Bowl when he heard a whining sound in his Southern California neighborhood "like a motorcycle going a hundred miles per hour." Then, he said, came the explosion from a twin-...
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Embargoed to Los Angeles, CA  Two nuns misappropriated "substantial amounts" of funds from a Catholic school in Southern California for their own use, the monsignor of St. James Catholic Church said in a letter to parishioners.
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December 10, 2018 - 5:27 pm
By Emanuella Grinberg and Deanna Hackney, CNN (CNN) -- Two nuns misappropriated "substantial amounts" of funds from a Catholic school in Southern California for their own use, the monsignor of St. James Catholic Church said in a letter to parishioners. An internal investigation found that over...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, Charlie Miles peers up at state forestry officers and state parks rangers after being arrested for trying to go home on a desolate stretch of Skyway Road between Paradise and a Chico church he was sleeping at.
Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP
November 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's. She still hasn't...
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An American flag is draped over the charred remains of an old pickup truck entering Point Dume along the pacific coast highway in Malibu, Calif., on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
November 12, 2018 - 6:35 am
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Relief and heartache await those starting to return home to a Southern California wildfire zone. Eager to know the status of his house, 69-year-old Roger Kelly defied evacuation orders Sunday and hiked back into Seminole Springs, his...
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Ian David Long
California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP
November 08, 2018 - 4:21 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities traumatized...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
November 08, 2018 - 8:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Among the questions on most people's minds following mass shootings like the one in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday night are "Why did this happen?" and "Why did the shooter pick this target?" These are questions that could take a while for investigators to...
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Former President Barack Obama greets supporters as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu
September 08, 2018 - 6:06 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didn'...
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Small plane crashes into parking lot, killing 5 in Southern California
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August 06, 2018 - 8:56 am
By Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN (CNN) -- Five people died when a small plane crashed in a Southern California parking lot on Sunday, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. The twin-engine Cessna plane crashed in Santa Ana, and had been bound to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, said Capt...
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