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Teens, detectives honored for finding weapon used in violent sexual assault

Late last year, detectives were scouring a condominium complex in search of a weapon used to bludgeon a Huntington Beach woman in a violent sexual assault. As they looked for the weapon, they...

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HBPD adds July 4 horsepower

An ideal place for a beach barbecue, a backyard party or a bike ride, Huntington Beach draws hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate the Fourth of July every year. Packed beaches and a bustling...

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‘Downtown Ambassadors’ to focus on safety and hospitality

In the coming weeks, Huntington Beach will launch a new Ambassador program, where trained security will patrol Downtown and provide a higher degree of safety and hospitality for visitors and...

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Fullerton officer helps homeless family off streets

A West Virginia couple and their five kids are heading to a brighter future in Florida rather than hardship on the streets thanks to the dedication of a homeless service organization and a Fullerton...

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Police, fire rally around girl with brain cancer

Doctors gave Adela Jauregui, 11, the devastating news a few weeks ago: she needed emergency surgery right away. The little girl who has suffered with brain cancer for nearly a decade refused to miss...

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After four decades on the job, she still finds it hard to retire

Irma Ashe was 23 when she took her mother’s advice. “She told me to get a government job,” Ashe said. More than four decades later, Ashe is still working the same job. After 39 years at the...

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‘You save lives,’ crash victim writes in emotional letter to HB police

Krystin Olson knows she owes her life today to others -- many, many others. It was 25 years ago this summer that she nearly burned to death after a driver speeding up Beach Boulevard collided into...

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HBPD surpasses 20K ‘likes’ on Facebook 

The Huntington Beach Police Department hit a milestone last month - 20,000 “likes” on its Facebook page. Social media has become a useful crime-fighting tool that is changing the way police...

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Junior Cadets set record with 414 graduates

More than 1,900 proud parents, siblings, family members and friends crowded into the Anaheim Convention Center Friday night to pay tribute to the largest graduating class of Junior Cadets in the...

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Lieutenant recalls effort to rescue ‘Sparky’ the Sea Lion

Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitch O’Brien was working as the watch commander around midnight when the calls started coming - a sea lion was in distress on the beach. “The report was the poor...

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