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    Newport Beach-based CT Realty recently acquired 345 acres of industrial-use land in Stockton, according to a press release issued by the company. The company plans to develop a 4.4 million square foot logistics center off Arch Road, east of Highway 99 in Stockton. The center will include space for high-clearance distribution, e-commerce/logistics and advanced manufacturing buildings. “We view this as a long-term development opportunity to assemble a world-class logistics campus in one of the strongest markets in America,” said Carter Ewing, Managing Partner of CT Realty, in a statement. “The dynamics of California’s Central Valley region, with an industrial base of more than 185 million square feet, mirror the favorable activity we have encountered over the...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A passenger was killed early Sunday morning after a driver led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly crash. An Orange County patrol officer was trying to make a traffic stop of a stolen black Honda Accord near Goldenwest Street and Ellis Avenue around 5:35 a.m. The driver, who police said maintained legal speeds at first, did not pull over and led police on a pursuit through the downtown Huntington Beach area before accelerating to more than 100 miles per hour. The pursuit was later canceled due to the high speed and reckless driving, which eventually led to a single-vehicle crash of the suspect car in Newport Beach that killed the passenger and...
    Here’s a pair of pictures of the Balboa Yacht Club. The top one was taken during the day. The bottom one is the same scene taken at night. November 29, 2019 — Newport Beach, California March 31, 2020 — Newport Beach, California
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed Thursday to identify the people who were involved in an attack on a man, leaving him unconscious, in Newport Beach. Officers were called to the 2600 block of Newport Boulevard at about 2:55 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of battery. Police found that a man had been trying to leave the area in an Uber when he was hit in the face several times. The man was left unconscious. His condition Thursday morning was not released. Newport Beach police released surveillance images of two young men and a woman. A description of the three was not released, but both the men appeared to have dark hair and wore dark clothes....
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Despite a new set of state guidelines, parents in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District are reaching a boiling point. After a week of distance learning, they say the district needs to move forward with a plan and start date for in-person learning."People are becoming increasingly frustrated because the indefinite aspect of all of this is quite challenging for the kids and for the parents to just not really know when the date will be," said Newport Beach resident Andrea Meehan, who has children at Mariners Elementary.OC on verge of moving to red tier as COVID-19 numbers improveEMBED More News Videos Orange County is on track to move into the state's red coronavirus tier early next...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- The future of a former Newport Beach surgeon and his girlfriend, both accused of drugging and raping women, may be in the hands of prosecutors with the state Attorney General's Office.Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Jones decided Thursday to refer the case of the former reality television star Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley to the A.G.'s office."It would be impossible for the District Attorney's Office to prosecute this case in an ethical fashion when they have referred to it as a manufactured case," Jones said.The attorney representing four of the couple's alleged victims, Matt Murphy, said they're relieved."My clients feel incredibly grateful for the ruling," Murphy said.The accused couple, who once led...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) – The case against a Newport Beach surgeon and his girlfriend — both accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several women — will now be prosecuted by the California Attorney General’s Office after the Orange County district attorney was dismissed from the case by a judge. FILE — Grant William Robicheaux and Cerissa Laura Riley entering the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif., on Feb. 7, 2020.  (CBSLA) Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Jones on Thursday removed the office of O.C. District Attorney Todd Spitzer from the case against 39-year-old Dr. Grant Robicheaux and 32-year-old Cerissa Laura Riley. Jones scheduled a hearing for Aug. 27 to discuss transferring the case to the Attorney General’s Office....
    A city in California has agreed to pay $360,000 to settle a lawsuit after a woman alleged that she was slammed against the wall by officers who were called to the scene after her credit card declined for a $16.70 cab fare.  The incident involving Ashley Watts, who is a licensed cosmetologist, occurred on June 26, 2016, in Newport Beach.  Watts, 34, took a taxi from a hotel bar where she had been drinking with friends, but when it was time to pay, her credit card declined the $16.70 fare.  Newport Beach in California has agreed to pay $360,000 to settle a lawsuit after Ashley Watts  alleged that she was slammed against the wall by officers who were...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A Newport Beach man has been charged for pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter protesters.It was caught on tape back in June.Orange County prosecutors say Travis White waved a cocked, loaded weapon at the demonstrators while screaming racial slurs.Fortunately, no one was hurt.He has been charged with two misdemeanors: brandishing a firearm in public and possession of a loaded firearm in public, and could face up to two years in jail if convicted.Man suspected of aiming gun at demonstrator during protest in Newport BeachEMBED More News Videos Police say a suspect brandished a handgun at a demonstrator during a protest in Newport Beach.
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A thresher shark had to be euthanized Friday after coming onto shore with possible boat propeller injuries. Beachgoers scattered after the shark came onto shore at about 1:45 p.m. Friday. The shark was seen thrashing on the shore as people in bathing suits and holding boogie boards watched quietly. The 3-4 foot thresher shark appeared to have injuries consistent with being hit by a boat propeller. Several lifeguards helped pull the barely-alive shark out of the water. An animal control officer took the shark into custody and it was later euthanized.
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A Newport Beach man has been charged with two misdemeanors for waving a loaded gun at Black Lives protestors while screaming racial slurs during a Newport Beach protest in June. Travis Patrick White, 48, of Newport Beach is being charged with one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm in public and one misdemeanor count of possession of a loaded firearm in a public place. Travis White, 48, was recorded waving a gun in the air after a confrontation with protesters in Newport Beach. (Credit: John Hart/YouTube) On June 4, 2020, White was captured on video yelling at Black Lives Matter protesters. White exchanged words one of the protestors who confronted him about the slurs he was...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Lifeguards on Friday afternoon caught a shark with their bare hands near Newport Beach's Balboa Pier.Dramatic aerial video from AIR7 HD shows the lifeguards approaching the shark about 1:30 p.m. after ordering all swimmers out of the water.The lifeguards then pounced on the floundering shark and dragged it onto the sand.No injuries were immediately reported.DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Baptized in the Pacific Ocean and singing hymns in the grass, hundreds of people from 80 different churches stood shoulder to shoulder at Newport Beach Friday night. Hundreds of people gathered on Newport Beach Friday for a worship service in violation of county orders. (CBSLA) The large group was gathering in violation of Orange County’s ban on mass gatherings in light of the coronavirus pandemic to worship together outside after their places of worship were ordered closed for the second time. Parker Green organized the large gathering, the second his faith group Saturate OC has held in the past two weeks. The first, held last week in Huntington Beach, ended in a citation. “I mean, they’re...
    The Newport Beach Fire Department is feeling the effect of the coronavirus among its own ranks. Ten firefighters and 11 lifeguards had tested positive for the virus, Fire Chief Jeff Boyles confirmed Friday. Boyles said the virus apparently broke through to his crews through community spread and not while directly treating coronavirus patients. He said all fire stations and trucks remain staffed, and cleaning protocols have been tweaked. Newport Beach Fire is not sending crews to out-of-county wildland fires. “We have been very vigilant when we go on calls with what we know to be sick people, but people have lives outside of work,” Boyles told the City Council at its last meeting on July 14. An additional 30 firefighters...
    Sierra Furtado kicked off the weekend right by rocking a bikini and enjoying a boat ride in Southern California. The Jul 23 Instagram photo showed the model soaking up the sun and flaunting her bronze body. Sierra posed on the front of a boat and wore a big smile on her face. The model turned her head to the side and squinted slightly as she looked into the camera. As her geotag suggested, she was in Newport Harbor in Newport Beach, California. A cloudless blue sky appeared overhead, and the calm blue ocean waters and several other boaters could be seen at her back. The front of the boat was lined with wood trim, and it also featured a small...
    A 73-year-old inmate charged with the abduction and killing of an 11-year-old Corona del Mar girl in 1973 died early Wednesday while awaiting trial. James Alan Neal was arrested in Colorado last year, with Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer attributing the use of genetic geneology DNA as the key to solving the decades-old mystery of the death of Linda Ann O’Keefe, a killing that shocked the Newport Beach community and stymied generations of detectives. “It was not if, but when we would find (Linda’s) killer, and when that day finally came in 2019 as a result of advances in investigative genetic genealogy, we thought we were one step closer to justice for Linda and her family,” Spitzer said in...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A man accused of raping and killing an 11-year-old girl in Newport Beach almost five decades ago died while in custody early Wednesday morning after being hospitalized for an unspecified illness, authorities said. James Alan Neal has been arrested in the July 1973 murder of 11-year-old Linda Ann O’Keefe in Newport Beach. Feb. 20, 2019. (Newport Beach Police Department) James Alan Neal, 73, who was being held at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, was taken to an area hospital May 25 due to an unspecified illness. Officials said he was not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Neal was booked into custody by the Newport Beach Police Department on March 11, 2019 on charges of murder and child...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado man charged with strangling an 11-year-old California girl in 1973 died Wednesday at an Orange County hospital, authorities said. James Neal of Monument, Colorado, was being held at the maximum-security Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, but the 73-year-old was transferred to a hospital in May because of an illness, according to a statement from the county Sheriff’s Department. It didn’t state the nature of his illness. He was pronounced dead at 5:15 a.m. “There are no suspicious circumstances and no signs of trauma to the decedent. The inmate was not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19,” the statement said. Neal was charged with killing Linda O’Keefe in Newport Beach. The girl vanished in July...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A 44-year-old woman was out on bail Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of engaging in sex acts with a minor. Laura Fifield, shown in this undated photo, has been accused of engaging in a sex act with a minor. (Credit: Laura Bogdan/Facebook) According to the Newport Beach Police Department, Laura Fifield was arrested Wednesday morning near John Wayne Airport at an office building in the 4000 block of Von Karman. Fifield has been accused of engaging in a sex act with a minor under the age of 16 and engaging in a sex act with an intoxicated victim. Police said she was released on a $50,000 bail and the case has been handed over to...
    BOSTON (CBSLA/AP) – A 57-year-old Newport Beach woman will serve five weeks in federal prison for paying thousands of dollars in bribe money to have someone take college courses for her son, the latest parent to be sentenced in the college admissions scandal. Karen Littlefair was sentenced in Boston federal court Wednesday to five weeks in prison, two weeks of supervised release and 300 hours of community service. She must also pay a $209,000 fine. FILE — An undated photo of Karen Littlefair of Newport Beach, Calif. (Jaclyn Mansour Photography) Back in January, Littlefair plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for paying $9,000 to have a person take online classes for her son to help...
    A Newport Beach socialite who admitted paying $9,000 for a conspirator to take her son’s online courses at Georgetown University, was sentenced Wednesday to five weeks in prison. Karen Littlefair was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs to pay a $209,000 fine and serve 300 hours of community service. Littlefair, 57, became the 18th parent sentenced and the 16th sent to prison for conspiring with William “Rick” Singer, a Newport Beach college admissions consultant, who for a decade rigged standardized tests and bribed college coaches, then helped federal agents unravel the scheme and ensnare his co-conspirators in a bid to reduce his eventual prison sentence. Singer, who pleaded guilty to four felonies last March, has yet...
    Lynn Lorenz, a retired teacher who lives on a bluff above the Newport Beach harbor, emerged from her home Thursday morning wearing a mask. Nobody turned and stared, as if she were wearing a lampshade over her head. But Lorenz definitely stood out. On the first 15 minutes of her daily stroll, we saw more than a dozen people, and nobody was wearing a face covering. Not walkers, not runners, not dog owners, not a woman headed to the park with three kids. Lorenz said she’s gotten dirty looks from people for being masked. As if she’s the one who’s a bad neighbor. “They’re thinking either that I’m a liberal, or that in Newport Beach, having to wear a mask...
    The daughter of a Nevada man on trial for allegedly strangling an 81-year-old Newport Beach man now says she lied to detectives about providing her father a fake alibi for the night of the slaying. The new testimony by Anthony Thomas Garcia’s adult daughter appears to bolster the claim by his defense attorney that Garcia wasn’t even in the state when Abelardo Lopez Estacion was killed on Apr. 11, 2015. But the sudden change of Samantha Garcia’s story – which stands in stark contrast to her previous interviews with police and testimony under oath in earlier court hearings – led a prosecutor to question whether the daughter is now lying in order to protect her father. Deputy District Attorney Whitney...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Newport Beach City Hall will be closed to the public starting Monday due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases, officials said Thursday. A surfer balances his board on his head at Newport Beach, California amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 30. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP-Getty) Those who need to submit planning, building, public works or fire permit applications will be asked to drop them in a box outside city hall. Plan checks and revisions can be submitted via email or a drop box outside city hall. Those with development services related questions will be asked to call 949-718-1888. Payments to the cashier’s office can be made online, and the Newport Beach Public Library will...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA/CNS) — Hospital officials at Hoag Memorial Hospital are calling for patients who have recovered from coronavirus to donate plasma so the antibodies could be used to help current patients recover. Plasma donations helped Ebola patients recover and so Hoag Memorial Hospital Dr. Arell Shapiro, who is in charge of transfusions and lab medicine at the hospital, said he jumped at the chance to join a study on using plasma on ICU patients at Hoag. “We’ve treated 58 patients with over 100 units of convalescent plasma,” Shapiro said. “We don’t yet know the efficacy of how well the plasma has affected the patients’ outcome, but we think it’s having a good effect on the outcome. The problem is...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A Newport Beach lifeguard is being called a hero after performing two “extremely difficult, back-to-back rescues in high surf conditions” last week. Sean Richards was commended for his actions on Friday, when Newport Beach was hit by powerful waves that flooded the Balboa Peninsula and destroyed a boat. At 4 p.m. Richards had spotted two teenage swimmers in distress from the A Street lifeguard tower near the Balboa Pier, Newport Beach spokesman John Pope said. He successfully rescued the first swimmer, and immediately returned to the water to help the second swimmer. But, during the second rescue, Richards and the swimmer were hit by heavy surf that slammed them both to the ocean floor and held...
    The California sea rises and floods Balboa neighborhood in Newport Beach. Natural phenomenon happens in the middle of July 4th Independence Day Internet users mock one of the most considered racist cities in the US In the middle of July 4, when the United States celebrates Independence Day, the celebrations of some citizens of Newport Beach, California, specifically in the Balboa neighborhood, were interrupted by a high tide, so the sea practically went out. and it reached several residential areas, some users made fun of the fact. Several videos were shared by citizens who were at the time on public roads and were surprised by the strange natural phenomenon that occurred. Even in some tweets you can see...
    New York — A seagull and the beach at Newport Beach. On July 3 the place was chaotic. Photo:Michael Heiman / . Scary images for California’s coastal cities have been circulating since Friday night in news and social media showing flooding in Newport Beach, Southern California. The high tide and surge caused the streets of the Balboa Peninsula section to become water channels. Lake Balboa #newportbeach @ ABC7 @OC_Scanner pic.twitter.com/mHQJlPMNWm – Brandon Yamawaki (@Surflick) July 4, 2020 Newport Beach neighborhood floods amid high surf advisory pic.twitter.com/aL9M6BM7Ni – Trending (@ Trends4USA) July 4, 2020 A boat appeared on the beach, which was destroyed by the strong current. Reports from the Northeast indicated that the...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Workers were cleaning up after high tides caused a 40-foot sailboat to capsize and also flooded the streets of Newport Beach late Friday, causing a traffic jam that kept vehicles from leaving the Balboa Peninsula for hours. The Orange County Register reported that eight bulldozers are dedicated to building back a sandy berm before high waters return Saturday night. Like many other Southern California beaches, the beach is closed to discourage crowds this holiday weekend. “I think it’s safe to say there has been some property damage, we don’t know the full extent,” said said Newport Beach city spokesperson John Pope. “The city is still assessing some of the damage. There’s sand and trash just...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Streets in the Balboa Peninsula section of Newport Beach were flooded with water on Friday afternoon after forecasters issued high surf warnings for the coast.Video from the scene captured rivers of water, at least knee-deep if not higher in some spots, flooding the streets and partially submerging cars in the Peninsula Park area.A line of cars was trying to get through the inundated streets as pedestrians waded through the water.EMBED More News Videos Some streets in Newport Beach were flooded Friday afternoon after the National Weather Service issued a warning about high surf and possible flooding. A sailboat was washed ashore by the strong currents and was being thrashed by the waves as rescue teams responded...
    Mother Nature wreaked havoc in Newport Beach as the Fourth of July weekend got underway, sending ocean water flooding into streets late night on Friday, July 3, also causing a 40-foot sailboat to capsize and shatter into pieces and a traffic jam that kept vehicles from leaving the Balboa Peninsula for hours. Beach closures put in place for the holiday weekend, similar to restrictions at most other Southern California stretches of coast due to coronavirus crowding concerns, gave workers breathing room to clean up the messy aftermath, with a bulldozer working early Saturday morning to push the muddy mixture from the Balboa Pier parking lot back onto the beach. They were also reinforcing a sandy berm wall to try and...
    Ocean waves crashed over the sand at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and into parking lots and streets, destroying a sailboat because of the dangerous combination of high tide and high surf, authorities said. The tide peaked at 6.5 feet at 8:25 p.m. Friday, according to US Harbors, an online service provided for boaters. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory through noon Monday warning that waves and surf of five to seven feet with sets to eight feet were likely. One man told KNBC-TV he helped rescue people from a sailboat that was pushed ashore by the waves and battered to pieces. There were reports that a lifeguard was hospitalized for injuries suffered while rescuing two...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Residents in the Balboa Peninsula are left reeling this morning after high tide and high surf caused massive flooding in their community. The high tide Friday night flooded Newport Beach, peaking at 8:30 p.m. at about six and a half feet. The ocean waves even destroyed a sailboat. A high surf advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service through noon on Monday warning that the waves and surf of 5-7 feet with sets of 8-feet were likely. Witnesses say they could hear the waves crashing over the beach for several minutes. “It hasn’t done this for probably about 30 years so this is very unusual to have it come off the ocean,” one witness...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Several streets in Newport Beach were flooded with water on Friday afternoon as the region is under a high surf advisory.An exact cause for the flooding has not been confirmed but video from the scene posted on social media captured the impact on parking lots and neighborhoods in the Peninsula Park area of Balboa Island.Aline of cars was seen trying to get through the inundated streets and pedestrians wading through water, which was knee-high in some areas.Orange County's coastal areas are currently under a high surf advisory, which is set to expire on July 6. According to the National Weather Service, minor coastal flooding was expected in the area as a result of the elevated...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Several streets in Newport Beach were flooded with water on Friday afternoon as the region is under a high surf advisory.It's unclear exactly what caused the flooding but video from the scene posted on social media showed a line of cars trying to get through the inundated streets and pedestrians wading through water, which was knee-high in some areas.Orange County's coastal areas are currently under a high surf advisory, which is set to expire on July 6.Like most others across Southern California, most beaches in the county will be closed over the Fourth of July weekend.DEVELOPING: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying any additional alleged victims of a veteran U.S. Forest Service firefighter accused of possessing child pornography and other charges. Jacob Daniel Carothers, 38, of San Jacinto, was arrested Wednesday after a woman told Newport Beach police her her 12-year-old daughter had twice been inappropriately grabbed by a man riding by on a bicycle while the girl and two friends were walking in swimwear on Balboa Peninsula. The suspect – later identified as Carothers – fled the area on his bike and was later found by police in a nearby alley, according to prosecutors. Investigators later discovered Carothers was in possession of a “significant amount” of pornographic...
    An ugly fight between families for control of a dying woman’s estate has emerged as the center of a murder trial for a Nevada handyman accused of strangling an 81-year-old man to death in the bedroom of a Newport Beach home. Anthony Thomas Garcia, 61, is on trial for special-circumstances murder for financial gain related to the April 11, 2015 death of Abelardo Lopez Estacion. Opening statements in the trial on Tuesday and Wednesday focused beyond Garcia and Estacion’s relationship, encompassing a wide web of familial links and conflicts. Garcia’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of one of Garcia’s children is a granddaughter of Dortha Lamb, who was Estacion’s wife. Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky told jurors that concerns over Lamb’s...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Following in the steps of several other Southern California cities and counties, at least four Orange County beaches plan to close for all or part of the July 4 holiday weekend.The OC closures now include Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.They are being made as the state sees a surge in coronavirus cases and health officials are urging people not to gather in large groups. The state is also ordering more closures of bars and other restaurants.In Los Angeles and Ventura counties, beach closures for the weekend were made countywide, but in Orange County it has been left up to individual cities.RELATED: Ventura County beaches to close for July 4 weekendHuntington Beach...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Following in the steps of several other Southern California cities and counties, Newport Beach will close its beach for the July 4th weekend.The City Council initially said its beaches would stay open during the holiday weekend with increased patrols but shut them down with a 6-1 vote on Wednesday. The city beach will remain closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday, July 5.City fire officials had expressed concern during the meeting after announcing that two seasonal lifeguards tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-three other individuals who were possibly exposed are in quarantine.The chief of the Newport Beach Fire Department, which oversees the lifeguard division, noted that the necessary staffing for the weekend is...
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Following in the steps of several other Southern California cities and counties, Newport Beach will close its beach for the July 4th weekend.The city initially said its beaches would stay open during the holiday weekend with increased patrols but officials expressed concern during a City Council meeting on Wednesday.Officials announced that two seasonal lifeguards tested positive for COVID-19 and that 23 other individuals who were possibly exposed are in quarantine.The chief of the Newport Beach Fire Department, which oversees the lifeguard division, noted that the necessary staffing for the weekend is there but warned that the city is risking further infection if the beaches were kept open."The concern is, I'll just put it bluntly, we...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Two Newport Beach lifeguards have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss the closing of the city’s beaches for this Fourth of July holiday weekend. City officials were alerted Wednesday that two seasonal lifeguards had tested positive, and everyone exposed has been referred for testing and quarantine, according to Newport Beach spokesman John Pope. Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill has called for an emergency meeting at 2 p.m. to discuss the idea of closing the beaches on the peak beach day of July 4, and possibly before and after the holiday at the discretion of the city manager. California has seen an alarming spike in COVID-19 infections since Memorial Day, and Gov....
    A vehicle plowed toward a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Southern California on Wednesday, sending people scattering for their lives, as protests continued throughout the U.S. following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The white Mini Cooper with Arizona plates was captured on video coming dangerously close to hitting numerous people in Newport Beach., Fox 11 Los Angeles reported. Remarkably, no one was seriously injured during the afternoon incident and police took the driver into custody, according to a tweet by Mayor Will O'Neill. "I saw it from my balcony so I went to set it straight. It was purposeful," a witness told the station. "I saw him step on that gas, I saw him hit people, roll by, children were running. That guy didn’t...
    A man was arrested Wednesday night after ramming his Mini Cooper through a crowd of protesters peacefully demonstrating in California after the death of George Floyd, video shows. Dozens of people are heard screaming “Oh my God” as the car, which had Arizona plates, speeds through the Newport Beach Pier protest, video taken by KTTV shows. “The suspect apparently told his friend he was being attacked by Antifa … that’s why he sped up,” anchor Elex Michaelson tweeted. But witnesses the outlet spoke with could not verify the man’s claim. The driver reportedly hit at least three protesters, though nobody was seriously injured, KCAL reported. Newport Beach Police arrested the man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Mayor...