Orange County Voter Turnout For Recall Election Estimated At 46% By Mid-Afternoon, With Long Lines Well Into EveningAt voting centers in Orange County, a steady stream of people showed to cast their ballots in the gubernatorial recall election, with at least 50 people in line before lunchtime waiting to cast ballots at city hall.
Orange County Child Dies From COVID-19The child, who had underlying health conditions, died in August, according to the OC Health Care Agency. No further information was released about the child.
Some Returning Labor Day Travelers Surprised To Learn Of Mu, The Newest COVID-19 'Variant Of Interest'At Orange County's John Wayne Airport, the usual holiday weekend rush home is not nearly as busy this year and some people are blaming COVID. 
AYSO Referee, Coach Mark Oster Indicted On Child Pornography ChargesMark Phillip Oster, 61, of Huntington Beach, was named in a four-count indictment filed Wednesday. According to the FBI, Oster has been in federal custody since July 30, and since then, evidence has been uncovered indicating he engaged in illegal conduct with minors.
David Dempsey Of Van Nuys, Jeffrey Brown Of Santa Ana Arrested In Connection With Jan. 6 Capitol BreachTwo men from Southern California were arrested Thursday for their part in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
Johnny Hecker, 51, Of San Diego Identified As Suspect In Friday Security Breach At John Wayne AirportHow the suspect was able to get into a secure area of the airport in the first place remains under investigation.
OC Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Suspect In John Wayne Airport Security BreachThe suspect had evaded law enforcement by hiding in the ceiling near the ticketing area of the terminal.
Santa Ana To Require Employees To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19Santa Ana will be the first city in Orange County to require vaccination.
Michael John Wood Of Florida Brought Back To Orange County To Face Charges In Violent Carjacking Of Elderly Lake Forest CoupleMichael John Wood, 42, of Jensen Beach, Fla. was arrested on June 25. He has been charged with carjacking, inflicting injury on an elder adult, second-degree robbery and personal use of a deadly weapon – all felonies.
Douglas Alba Of Cypress Charged With Torturing, Abusing 3 Children, Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-OldDouglas Alba, 40, faces charges of torture, child abuse and endangerment, and corporal injury to a child, all felonies. He also faces several felony charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old child.
One Killed, One Injured In Traffic Crash On Freeway In Santa AnaA person was killed and at least one other person was injured Saturday morning in a crash involving at least two vehicles on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Santa Ana.
Sex Offender Gets 8 Years After Pleading Guilty To MolestationsA registered sex offender charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl while out on bail in another case accepted a plea deal for eight years in prison, according to court records.
Masks Now Required Inside OC Courthouse As COVID Cases RiseThe decision to mandate masks came after two people in the building tested positive for the coronavirus. It also comes as COVID-19 cases are spiking due to the highly contagious Delta variant.
Edgar Ortega Cervantes Extradited Back To Santa Ana From Mexico In Connection With 1996 MurderEdgar Ortega Cervantes, 51, was extradited back to California and released Thursday to the custody of Santa Ana police homicide detectives.
Authorities Solve 1976 Rape, Murder Of 19-Year-Old Garden Grove Nursing StudentNearly 45 years after 19-year-old Janet Stallcup was raped and murdered in Garden Grove, the person responsible for her death has been identified thanks to advances in DNA technology.