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Prison riot leaves several inmates in hospital

Officials from High Desert State Prison in Susanville are still trying to determine what prompted a riot Friday that sent several inmates to hospitals.<p>The riot broke out about 10:30 a.m. and involved 65 inmates, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and …

Police describe Mexican Mafia raids like scene out of 'Scarface'

SEGUIN, Texas - Police say a statewide gang bust that strikes to the heart of drug dealing in neighborhoods across Texas was reminiscent of scenes …

Mexican Mafia's O.C. boss sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

Peter "Sana" Ojeda, reputed godfather of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for federal racketeering charges.<p>United States District Judge James V. Selna said that Ojeda, despite being 74, still represented a "danger to the community," according to …

Suspect in Orange County freeway standoff denies wrongdoing

A man accused of transporting drugs and clipping two cars during an hours-long police chase from Compton to Anaheim last week pleaded not guilty Tuesday to eight felonies and two misdemeanors, prosecutors said.<p>John Raymond Lopez, 25, was arrested Thursday after fleeing police who had tried to stop …

Video shows suicidal man firing at Orange County deputies

The Orange County Sheriff's Department released dramatic video this week of a suicidal man firing on deputies with a rifle last month, blowing out the rear window of a cruiser and prompting the lawmen to dive for cover.<p>The dash-cam video was recorded on April 27, and sheriff's officials said they …

How Orange County Prosecutors Covered Up Rampant Misuse of Jailhouse Informants

Prosecutorial misconduct and the misuse of jailhouse informants are persistent problems in the criminal justice system. According to the National …

Man stabbed at Anaheim KKK rally calls for investigation of police

A man stabbed by a Ku Klux Klan member at a February rally in Anaheim has joined local activists in demanding that the City Council investigate how police handled the event.<p>Tom Bibiyan, a protester, was stabbed during an altercation at Pearson Park on Feb. 27.<p>"I was unarmed, taken to the hospital …

FBI seizes $2.3 million from Anaheim home in drug trafficking investigation

ANAHEIM – Federal authorities are asking the public to help identify anyone tied to a drug-trafficking ring after $2.3 million was seized from an …

Man stabbed inside Motel 6 room in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Police investigate an assault with a deadly weapon in the parking lot of the Motel 6 in the 2200 block of Newport Boulevard Monday morning.<p>…

Suspected taggers charged in shooting death of Anaheim man who confronted them

Two gang members were charged Tuesday with the killing of a church volunteer who confronted them while they were spraying graffiti in Anaheim last …

Families of South Carolina church massacre victims offer forgiveness | Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - As the young white man charged with murdering nine people inside an historic black church in South Carolina stood blankly silent during a court hearing on Friday, relatives of slain worshippers addressed him one by one, offering tearful words of grief and …

Sheriff says suspect befriended victims later found slain

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — The man charged in the killings of six people at an East Texas campsite had earlier befriended the victims and helped dislodge one of their vehicles from mud, a sheriff said Tuesday.<p>William Hudson, 33, spent time with the group Saturday and then returned hours later and …

Angela Wrightson murder: Two teenage girls given life sentences over vulnerable woman tortured to death

Two teenage girls who tortured a vulnerable woman to death at her Hartlepool home have been jailed for life over the murder.<p>The pair, who cannot be …

Crime

Angela Wrightson case: Can children be natural born killers?

<b>Two teenage girls have been detained for torturing and murdering a vulnerable woman in north-east England. But when a child deliberately kills, what is to blame? Is it possible some children are simply bad? Or are there other factors at play?</b><p>It seems to rip the notion of childhood - a supposed age …

Anaheim Targets People Using Homes as Short-Term Rentals

I first got to know Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait in the early 2000s, when we were battling a perverse city ordinance that forced low-income …

Housing

5 Things to See in Anaheim Besides Disneyland

So there's this tourist attraction in Anaheim -- this theme park, kind of a huge deal when it first opened in 1955 and having expanded so hugely since then that it's pretty much the only thing that most people on earth know about, or visit in, that sprawling town whose fusiontastic name mates the …

13,000 Arrested in 6 Weeks in Justice Department Sweep

For six weeks this winter, while most of us were just going about our daily routines, the US Department of Justice, in conjunction with local law …

Harris Co. murderer added to Texas' Most Wanted list

A Harris County murder convict who escaped from a Texas prison nearly six years ago is now featured on the state's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.<p>Jose …

Crime

San Bernardino shooting updates

A father of six. A free spirit who befriended strangers in the grocery store checkout line. A mother of three who fled religious persecution in Iran. A woman who was 8 when she and her mother left Vietnam for a better life. The youngest was 26. The oldest was 60.<p>These are the names and stories of …

Sheriff's Office warns of calls from bogus deputy demanding payments

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is sending out a warning about a call from a bogus deputy demanding money.<p>Deputies posted the warning Thursday …

Identity Theft

Tupac Shakur's Stepfather Eligible for Parole After Serving 30 Years for Orchestrating String of Deadly Robberies

On Thursday, Mutulu Shakur, the imprisoned stepfather of slain rapper Tupac Shakur, could become a free man after serving half of his 60-year …

With prosecutors' blessing, a jailhouse informant tied to the Mexican Mafia gets leniency

The snitch who helped federal authorities decapitate Mexican Mafia operations within the Orange County Jail, and who is at the heart of allegations that the district attorney's office misused informants, was rewarded Friday for his cooperation with a break on potential prison time.<p>Under …

DA Tony Rackauckas Still Hopes 'Luck' Stories Explain Away OC Snitch Scandal

To convince the public and curious U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials that the Orange County jailhouse-informant scandal is unfairly …

Alleged Mexican Mafia capo charged in slaying of Texas police officer | Fox News

An alleged hit man for the Texas Mexican Mafia has been charged in connection to the slaying of a Texas police officer.<p>A federal indictment against 36-year-old Ruben “Menace” Reyes alleges he was involved in the 2014 killing of Balcones Heights Officer Julian Pesina, who was gunned down outside of …

Mexican official says that one of Mexico's most powerful cartels is expanding into territory just across the US border

The Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel — one of Mexico's strongest and fastest-growing criminal organizations — is moving into Baja California, just across the border from the US, according to an official from the Mexican attorney general's office.<p>It seems increasingly likely that the CJNG, as the …

Largest Leak Ever: Whistleblower Reveals Global Elite Crime Network

<b>Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a</b> …

Orange County district attorney's office can stay on case despite courthouse brawl

A judge on Friday refused a request to throw the Orange County district attorney's office off an assault case, ruling against defense attorneys who said key witnesses had been intimidated by a courthouse brawl between an investigator working for the district attorney and a lawyer.<p>Judge Patrick …