Missing Woman Found Dead Off Ortega Highway Died Of Massive Drug Overdose, Not HomicideA 27-year-old Laguna Hills woman who went missing and was later found dead off Ortega Highway near San Juan Capistrano died from a drug overdose, and she is not believed to be a homicide victim, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.
Ortega Highway Remains Closed After Brush Fire Erupts In Lake ElsinoreAt 2 p.m., the highway is scheduled to re-open, according to CHP officers.
Small Brush Fire Closes Highway 74 In Both DirectionsOne structure is threatened.
Mother Still Desperate For Answers In Death Of O.C. Woman Whose Body Was Found In AprilAn Orange County family is seeking justice for their late daughter and staged a show of unity Friday night to keep attention on the case.
Officials Shut Down Portion Of Ortega Highway After Big Rig Truck OverturnsOfficials Monday closed a portion of Ortega Highway after a big rig truck overturned on the freeway.
Rare Snow Traps Motorists Overnight Near Lake ElsinoreThe snow that hit Lake Elsinore and nearby communities Tuesday night and Wednesday also led to concerns on the highway above the Riverside County city.
Crews Flown In To Rescue Stranded Motorists Along Ortega HighwayHelicopters ferried in search and rescue crews Wednesday to rescue the people in about three dozen vehicles that became stuck overnight on State Route 74, the Ortega Highway, in eastern Orange County.
Ortega Highway Reopens After Rock SlideThe main road between Orange County and southwest Riverside County has reopened after workers cleared a rock slide that brought boulders onto the road.
Mountain Biker Reported Missing Has Strange Reaction To RescuersOfficials Thursday located a 40-year-old Irvine man who went missing during a mountain bike trip.
Orange Resident Killed In Ortega Highway Motorcycle CrashA man from Orange was killed Sunday morning after his motorcycle hit the side of a sedan pulling a small trailer on Ortega Highway.
Biker Found After 12-Hour Search In Orange County National ForestA missing mountain biker from Burbank was found Sunday morning after a 12-hour search in the Cleveland National Forest, east of San Juan Capistrano.
Firefighters Contain Slow-Moving Brush Fire In Lake ElsinoreFirefighters say a slow-moving brush fire that charred six acres near Lake Elsinore was contained overnight.