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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.

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  • Investigators worked at the scene where two children died in a residential fire in San Bernardino on Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Extreme Fire Hazards’ Found at Illegally Occupied Home Where 2 Children Died in Fire

    Two young children died and their father was critically injured Thursday morning after a fire broke out at their illegally occupied San Bernardino apartment, which lacked a smoke detector, authorities said. The children’s pregnant mother had gone into labor just hours before the fire and checked herself into the hospital, authorities said. She had not been told of her family’s fate. Firefighters arrived shortly after 3:05 a.m. at the home, in the 200 block of West 14th Street (map), and heard screams coming from inside, […]

  • Firefighters search for victims after an explosion leveled a home in Muscoy on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: San Bernardino Fire Department)

    ‘Illegal Drug Activity’ Caused Fatal Explosion at Muscoy Home, Investigators Say

    “Illegal drug activity” caused an explosion that leveled a home in southwest San Bernardino County, killing one person and injuring two others, authorities announced Thursday. The massive blast ripped through the basement of a house in the 330 block of Gray Street in Muscoy about 6 p.m. Wednesday, causing the road in front of surrounding homes to buckle, according to the county Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the scene and found a man outside the structure with severe burn injuries. […]

  • Los Angeles firefighters are seen on the roof of a Los Feliz home that caught fire on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Knock Down House Fire in Los Feliz; No Injuries Reported

    Forty-five Los Angeles firefighters on Thursday morning extinguished a fire at a two-story home in Los Feliz. There were no reports of injuries in the blaze, which broke out in the 3500 block of Griffith Park Boulevard (map). It was unclear when the fire started. Aerial footage showed flames emanating from the roof shortly before 5 a.m. The blaze was extinguished within 41 minutes and knocked down by 5:22 a.m., the Fire Department announced on Twitter. More than a dozen […]

  • Two men impersonating police officers entered a home in Montclair on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, police said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Authorities Search for Fake Police Officer Who Entered Montclair Home

    Authorities on Wednesday were searching for two men who entered a Montclair home after one of the individuals identified himself to the homeowner as a police officer. Two unidentified men told the homeowner they were investigating a noise disturbance at a home in the 9800 block of Rose Avenue (map), Montclair Police Department Detective Raul Perez said. The female resident allowed them to enter the house and the backyard at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Perez said. “It is very serious,” Perez said. “It’s […]

  • Authorities responded to reports of burglars inside a tented home in Paramount on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody Following Hours-Long Standoff at Tented Home in Paramount

    One man was in custody Wednesday following an hours-long standoff with SWAT officers at a tented home in Paramount. Deputies responded about 5 a.m. to a residence in the 15700 block of Verdura Avenue (map) after burglars were reported inside, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The standoff developed when what was though to be several intruders, but turned out to be just one man, refused authorities’ instructions to exit the house, according to the LASD. The SWAT team was […]

  • A vacuum truck exploded in Santa Paula on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, leaving several people injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Investigation Under Way After Vacuum Truck Explodes in Santa Paula Area

    Authorities on Wednesday continued to investigate the cause of a vacuum truck explosion that occurred Tuesday morning at a wastewater disposal facility in the Santa Paula area. The vehicle exploded about 3:46 a.m. at the Santa Clara Waste Water Co. at 815 Mission Rock Road (map), about half a mile southeast of the 126 Freeway, prompting mandatory evacuations, road closures and the cancellation of classes at two elementary schools. An evacuation order remained in effect Wednesday morning for residents within […]

  • A vacuum truck exploded in Santa Paula on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, leaving several people injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dozens Injured When Vacuum Truck Explodes in Santa Paula Area

    More than three dozen people were injured Tuesday morning after a vacuum truck exploded at a wastewater disposal facility in the Santa Paula area, prompting evacuations and road closures in the surrounding area. The explosion occurred about 3:46 a.m. in the 800 block of Mission Rock Road (map), about half a mile southeast of the 126 Freeway, officials from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department said. “It sounded like a car was coming through my house,” said Mike Morin, […]

  • Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach is shown in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Classes Canceled at Manhattan Beach High School After Threats on Social Media

    Classes were canceled at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach on Tuesday, one day after anonymous threats against the school were posted on social media, officials said. “If you go to Costa you should watch out very closely at school today,” a post stated about 11 a.m. Monday on the mobile app Yik Yak, according to a news release from the Manhattan Beach Police Department. The app, which available on Apple and Android devices, is popular among teenagers. Officers […]

  • Winds swept through Southern California amid a red flag warning on Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Multimedios)

    Gusty Winds Prompt Red Flag Warning in Ventura, L.A. Counties

    A red flag warning remained in effect Tuesday for parts of Southern California as gusty winds contributed to ongoing “critical fire weather conditions.” Northeast winds of up to 40 mph are expected to buffet mountainous areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, according to the National Weather Service. The weather forecast also called for single-digit relative humidity, which has also prompted concerns over increased fire danger, the Weather Service said. […]