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Maribel Manriquez Ramos, 36, of Orange, was reported missing Friday. (courtesy Orange PD)

Closing Arguments Set In Iraq War Veteran’s Killing

Closing arguments are set to begin Wednesday in the trial of an Orange County man accused of murdering his roommate, a veteran of the Iraq War, who was just days away from her college graduation.

CBS Los Angeles–3 hours ago

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Second Defendant Takes Stand In Fatal Santa Ana Nightclub Beating Case

CBS2′s Michele Gile reports Candace Brito testified in her own defense in the beating death of Chapman University graduate Annie Hung “Kim” Pham.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/21/2014

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Santa Ana Officials Dispute Ranking As State’s Top Water-Wasting City

Officials with the city of Santa Ana say they reject the findings of a report that claims residents in the Orange County city are the biggest water wasters in California.

07/18/2014

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Cellphone Video Proves Key Evidence In Nightclub Beating Murder Trial

The murder trial of two women charged with kicking another woman to death in a brawl outside a popular nightclub began Wednesday with both sides showing the jury cellphone footage of the melee.

07/09/2014

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San Clemente Man Sentenced For Forcibly Raping 2 Women In ‘Spiritual Cleansing Acts’

A 39-year-old man was sentenced Thursday for forcibly raping two women under the false pretense of performing spiritual cleansing acts on them in 2012, officials said.

CBS Los Angeles–07/03/2014

Magdi Girgis was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (credit: CBS)

Westminster Man Sentenced To Life For Orchestrating Wife’s 2004 Murder

Magdi Girgis was still maintaining his innocence when he addressed the court.

06/27/2014

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DUI Suspect Critically Hurt, Passenger Killed In Santa Ana Crash

A man suspected of driving drunk and speeding careened his BMW sport sedan Saturday into a concrete freeway barrier in Santa Ana.

06/21/2014

Police in Santa Ana say their suspect shot out this patrol car window using marbles flung from a slingshot. (credit: CBS)

Santa Ana Police Arrest Man They Believe Shot Out Patrol Car Window With Slingshot

Hector Luis Perez was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer as well as vandalism.

06/20/2014

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Man Found Shot Near Santa Ana Riverbed

Police Friday were investigating the shooting of a man in an Orange County riverbed.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/20/2014

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Craigslist Ad Helps OC Police Seize 560 Pounds Of Illegal Fireworks

A Craigslist ad led investigators Thursday to a Santa Ana garage, where they seized up to $10,000 in illegal fireworks.

06/19/2014

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Clients Cheated Out Of $200 For Bogus List Of Homes, Apartments For Rent

People were cheated out of hundreds of dollars for a bogus list of homes and apartments for rent in what detectives have called a phony rental referral operation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2014

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Santa Ana Courthouse Reopens Following Bomb Threat

The Santa Ana courthouse reopened Wednesday morning following a bomb threat, authorities said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2014

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Santa Ana Woman Found Dead In ‘Pack-Rat’ Conditions

A retired school teacher and one-time Santa Ana planning commissioner was found dead in the middle of extreme hoarding conditions at her home, officials said Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/11/2014

Carlos Bustamante (pictured) faces several charges for alleged crimes against women stemming from his time as head of Orange County Public Works.(credit: CBS)

Attorney: Ex-Santa Ana Councilman Trial ‘A Waste Of Taxpayer Money’

Attorneys for a former Orange County public official accused of sexually abusing female employees said Tuesday the trial involving their client is “a waste of taxpayer money and time”.

06/10/2014

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OC Prosecutors: Shooting Of Unarmed Man Justified

The district attorney released a statement Monday saying Officer Jessica Guidry feared for her life when she fired on 22-year-old Hans Arellano at a Santa Ana strip mall last July.

06/09/2014

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