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John A. Moreno is a web producer with KTLA 5 News.

From 2003 to 2012, he worked at Los Angeles Wave Newspapers as a copy editor, reporter and digital managing editor.


Recent Articles
  • Joshua Marbury posted this photo on Facebook after his son, 1-year-old Jacob, was allegedly assaulted by a babysitter.

    Weeks After Babysitter Allegedly Assaults Oregon Boy, 1, Parents Take to Social Media Seeking Justice

    Weeks after a 1-year-old Oregon boy was allegedly assaulted by his babysitter, a twist in the case has spurred the toddler’s parents to use social media in their search for justice. Jacob Marbury’s mother and father, Alicia Quinney and Joshua Marbury, left him in the care of a family friend for about two hours in March, KATU reported. When the couple returned to their Sherwood home that evening, they said, the child was crying as the babysitter slept on the couch. […]

  • George Coty Wayman, 18, is seen in a booking photo. (Credit: Clay County Sheriff's Office)

    Texas Teen Accused of Fatally Shooting Stepson, 3, Because Toddler Wouldn’t Stop Jumping on Bed

    An 18-year-old North Texas man remained in custody on a capital murder charge Monday, days after he allegedly shot and killed his 3-year-old stepson because the boy would not stop jumping on a bed, KFDX reported. George Coty Wayman is accused of pointing a gun at Dominic Tra’Juan Castro and shooting the toddler in the head at a home in Bellevue, according to an affidavit filed by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly before 3 p.m. May 17, deputies responded to […]

  • Firefighters rescued a woman trapped inside a chimney at her home in Pomona on May 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Gets Trapped in Chimney for 5 Hours After Losing House Keys: Pomona Police

    A woman became stuck in a chimney for five hours at her home in Pomona on Friday morning after purportedly losing her keys, a police lieutenant said. She was subsequently rescued by firefighters. The incident was reported about 12:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Carlton Avenue, according to a spokeswoman for the Los County Fire Department. After emergency responders dismantled the chimney and extricated the woman, she was transported to a hospital in unknown condition, the Fire Department said. News video from Sky5 showed dozens of […]

  • Alleged members of a bank robbery crew are seen on a poster displayed by Los Angeles Police Department investigators on May 20, 2016. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Bank Robbery Spree: 3 ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Men Sought After Hitting 24 Branches in L.A. County

    A robbery crew has struck 24 banks in Los Angeles County since November, authorities said Friday, as they asked for the public’s help in identifying the three men being sought. The most recent robbery occurred in April, in a case that is being jointly investigated by the Alhambra, Long Beach, Pasadena and Los Angeles police departments, the FBI and the county Sheriff’s Department. In a news release, the LAPD described the crew’s method of operation: The three men enter the bank, […]

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    Man Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing and Killing Houston Boy, 11, Walking Home From School: Report

    Following an intense manhunt, U.S. Marshals on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of stabbing and killing an 11-year-old Houston boy who was walking home from school, WFAA reported. Che Lajuan Calhoun, 31, had been charged with the murder in State District Court on the day before he was apprehended, according the Houston Police Department. He allegedly killed Josue Flores on Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Northside Village neighborhood. Josue was walking on the sidewalk in the 1900 block of Fulton Street about 4:45 […]

  • A civilian driver and a police officer were both injured in a collision in Ocoee, Florida, on May 12, 2016. (Credit: Florida Highway Patrol)

    Florida Police Officer Ticketed After Running Red Light, Slamming Into Motorist’s Car During High-Speed Pursuit: Highway Patrol

    A Florida police officer was ticketed after slamming into a passing motorist’s car during a high-speed pursuit, leaving both the driver and the officer injured, authorities said. Yahaira Castro Montalvo, 26, plans to file a lawsuit in connection with the violent collision, which left her with two broken arms, the Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday. Officer Chris Bonner of the the Ocoee Police Department suffered “multiple broken bones” in the crash, the newspaper reported. The 29-year-old was cited for “failing to […]

  • A bear is seen in a tree in Rancho Cucamonga on May 18, 2016. (Credit: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department)

    Wayward Bear Tranquilized, Removed from Rancho Cucamonga Backyard After Perching Itself in Tree

    A wayward bear was set to be relocated Wednesday morning after it perched itself in a tree near a school in Rancho Cucamonga and was subsequently tranquilized, officials said. Deputies responded about 7:30 a.m. to a report of a bear roaming near the intersection of Hellman and Lemon avenues, the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department said on Twitter. The animal, initially described by authorities as a black bear, was corralled near Vineyard Junior High School, at 6440 Mayberry Avenue. Meanwhile, the campus was placed […]

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    Dramatic Video Shows Alaska Police Officer, Good Samaritans Rescuing Driver From Fiery SUV

    Dashcam video shows a police officer and several good Samaritans rescuing a man from an overturned vehicle in Anchorage, Alaska, after it crashed and erupted in flames. The dramatic incident took place on Monday, prompting a response from Officer Mitchel Veenstra of the Anchorage Police Department, the agency said in a Facebook post. In the footage, recorded by a camera in Veenstra’s patrol vehicle, an SUV is seen on the side of Middlerock Road, flanked on either side by a wooded area. The driver’s arm […]

  • Sky5 footage shows the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the San Gabriel Mountains above Altadena on May 14, 2016.

    1 Confirmed Dead After Missing Small Plane Located in San Gabriel Mountains Above Altadena: Authorities

    One person was confirmed dead after the wreckage of a missing small plane was located Sunday along the side of Brown Mountain in an area above Altadena, hours after the aircraft disappeared, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. No other individuals were found at the crash site, according to the agency. The discovery of the downed aircraft was announced by authorities shortly before 4:30 p.m., as sheriff’s search and rescue teams and an air unit responded to the scene. #LASD […]