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Airborne Car Slams Into 2nd-Floor Office

Driver hit median at high speed, police say

(Newser) - It's 2018, so where are the flying cars? On Sunday, the answer to that question was Santa Ana, Calif., where a white sedan crashed into a dental office on the second floor of a two-story building. Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Capt. Stephen Horner says the vehicle became airborne... More »

Cops: Discarded Water Bottle Helped Solve 1999 Rape

2 friends accused of 11-year-old's rape, abduction

(Newser) - An 11-year-old girl's kidnapping and rape in Santa Ana, Calif., may be solved after 17 years thanks in part to a discarded water bottle. For years, detectives had few leads apart from a surveillance video from a gas station showing a man in a van covering the girl's... More »

5 Arrested in Connection With Orange County Jailbreak

But 3 escaped fugitives remain at large

(Newser) - Police have arrested five suspected gang members in connection with the escape of three prisoners last week from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The fugitives, however, remain at large. When announcing the arrests Wednesday, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens did not identify the men or say what charges... More »

Cops Make Arrests in Halloween Hit-and-Run

Neighbors mistook girls for dolls, they flew so far

(Newser) - Police today made multiple arrests in a Halloween hit-and-run that killed three teenage girls and left a California neighborhood reeling, the AP reports. Police in Santa Ana, Calif., gave no details on the arrests but had tracked the black Honda SUV to the registered owner's home. Meanwhile, about 70... More »

Kidnap Victim Met With Mom Before Police

'He worked hard for me and my daughter ... I didn't want that'

(Newser) - The woman who says she was held captive for 10 years by Isidro Garcia led a seemingly normal life: She went to Zumba classes, the beach, and Disneyland. But despite what she says was a decade of abuse, it wasn't until she got in touch with her mom that... More »

Woman Held Captive 10 Years Goes to Police

California man charged with kidnapping her as a teen, brainwashing her

(Newser) - It's another tale of a longtime captive gaining freedom, with this one bearing more similarity to the Jaycee Dugard case than the Cleveland kidnappings . An unidentified 25-year-old woman who was reported missing 10 years ago in California found her sister on Facebook and contacted her; police say that the... More »

30,000 Flee Raging Fires

Hundreds of homes destroyed by California blazes fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds

(Newser) - Nearly 30,000 people have fled three massive fires scorching thousands of acres from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, reports the Los Angeles Times. Hundreds of homes have been gutted in three days of blazes fueled by raging Santa Ana winds that firefighters are struggling mightily to contain. Major freeways... More »

Hundreds Flee Malibu Fires

Hundreds evacuated as 1,000-acre fire rages out of control

(Newser) - Massive brushfires raged through Malibu today, causing hundreds to flee and destroying at least 6 buildings. Officials say that the 1,000-acre fire is out of control despite 500 firefighters on the scene and almost 1,000 en route. Twenty-to-thirty mile-per-hour winds will sustain the fire for days and threaten... More »

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