Former OC welding instructor charged with molesting student

A former welding instructor at Santa Ana College has been charged with molesting a 15-year-old high school student in his class, and investigators put out a call on Wednesday for the public's help in identifying possible additional victims.

Son pleads guilty to killing mother in Newport Beach in 1994

A 73-year-old Dana Point man pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter for the 1994 beating death of his mother in Corona del Mar and was immediately sentenced to three years behind bars, or time he has already served awaiting trial.

Dozens arrested in Santa Ana gang sweep

Local and federal authorities fanned out through Orange County Thursday morning and arrested more than a dozen suspects in acrackdown on a Santa Ana street gang.