Crime & Justice

OC jail escape: Insufficient evidence to hold ESL teacher, DA says

Prosecutors say they don't have enough evidence to hold an ESL teacher suspected of aiding in the escape of three inmates from Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana.

2 escaped inmates return to Orange County jail

Because they are an escape risk, Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu will be housed in a different area and in a different manner than the rest of the jail population, said Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.

'Hipster Bandit' goes mainstream as FBI seeks info

The FBI is seeking the public's help to identify the bank robber, who they believe may have ties to Los Angeles. Keep your eyes peeled at artisanal coffee shops.

OC Jail escape: 1 inmate turns himself in; escapees were in San Jose

The other two escapees remain on the loose and were with Bac Duong in the San Jose area as of Thursday, before he headed back south and turned himself in without them.

Anaheim police have secretly been using cell phone surveillance devices

The technology was made available to other Orange County police departments outside Anaheim as well, according to the ACLU of Northern California.

Jail ESL teacher held for aiding in Orange County escape

The teacher is suspected of providing maps and other tools that helped three inmates with their escape. She is suspected of having "some type of relationship" with one of them.

Wrongful death lawsuit against Caitlyn Jenner dismissed

Jenner's sport utility vehicle crashed on Pacific Coast Highway in February 2015, pushing Kim Howe's car into oncoming traffic, where it was struck by a Hummer.

Pomona woman missing after husband found dead in garage

Marisela Fabian Hernandez has not shown up for work and efforts by her family to reach her have been unsuccessful.

Skeptics question proposed criminal sentences ballot measure

Gov. Brown's proposal to revamp California's criminal sentencing laws could have unintended consequences, skeptics say, even as it takes the next step in meeting a federal requirement for the state to reduce its prison population.

5 arrests made as deputies hunt 3 inmates who escaped OC jail

Orange County Sheriff Hutchens said the department expects to make additional arrests on Thursday.

Orange County Sheriff's deputy loses his AR-15 rifle

The deputy had set his rifle, inside of its case, on his trunk before getting distracted and driving off without remembering to put it inside the vehicle.

Ferguson, Justice unveil draft of negotiated consent decree

The agreement with the Missouri city creates guidelines for training police officers and when they can use force. It also requires body-worn cameras.

American Muslims tackle terrorism with teens' best tool: The Internet

These millennials and teenagers no longer want to stay silent. They are using what they know best — the Internet — to counter the Islamic State's propaganda.

No charges for officers who mistakenly shot at civilians in Dorner manhunt

In 2013, eight LAPD officers mistook the pickup truck of two civilians for that of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, opening fire and wounding two women.

Roof has been the 'common denominator' in past OC jail escapes

Orange County Sheriff officials said Tuesday that past inmates have escaped Central Men's Jail before, many using the roof. Three escapees remain on the loose.

Maid service owner charged with overbilling for bad reviews

The owner of two California maid service companies has been charged with double-billing customers who wrote negative online reviews.