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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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  • A suspected burglar was shot and fatally wounded by police at a Rite Aid in Fountain Valley on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Burglar Shot, Fatally Wounded by Police at Fountain Valley Rite Aid

    A suspected burglar died Sunday morning after being shot by police at a drugstore in Fountain Valley, authorities said. Officers responded to a commercial burglary call about 4 a.m. at a Rite Aid in the 18300 block of Brookhurst Street (map), where they discovered the store’s glass front door had been shattered, said Sgt. Tony Luce of the Fountain Valley Police Department. Police entered the store, observed a suspected burglar and opened fire, Luce said. It was unclear what prompted […]

  • An officer opened fire as a stolen vehicle drove toward police in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 26, 2015, officials said. It was unclear if anyone was struck by gunfire. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officer Opens Fire After Pursuit in Huntington Beach; Vehicle Occupants Flee: Police

    An officer opened fire on a stolen vehicle that drove toward police after a pursuit early Sunday morning in Huntington Beach, officials said. At least two occupants, possibly three, were inside the vehicle and were being sought after abandoning it in a cul-de-sac, the Huntington Beach Police Department said in a statement. Officers began chasing the vehicle about 2:50 a.m. near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street, the statement said. The pursuit ended in the Huntington Harbor area, where police […]

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    Woman Dead, Man Seriously Injured in Woodland Hills Apartment Fire

    An apartment fire in Woodland Hills left a woman dead and a man seriously injured, authorities said. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

  • Kimberly Pappas, 25, is seen in a booking photo. (Credit: Redford Township Police)

    Newborn’s Body Found in Desk Drawer After Michigan Woman Gives Birth at Work: Prosecutors

    A Michigan woman remained jailed Saturday on suspicion of murder and child abuse after prosecutors said she gave birth in a restroom at her workplace, wrapped the newborn boy in a plastic bag and placed him in a desk drawer. Kimberly Pappas, 25, was arraigned Friday in District Court on charges of felony murder, first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse, according to a news release from the Redford Township Police Department. After giving birth March 31, Pappas allegedly cut the […]

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    3 Dead in Fire at South El Monte Tire Shop; Firefighter Sustains Facial Burns in Rescue Attempt

    Three adults were killed and a firefighter suffered facial burns in a two-alarm fire at a tire shop in South El Monte on Saturday, authorities said. A caller about 5:30 a.m. said Molotov cocktails were thrown at the business in the 1200 block of Santa Anita Boulevard, said Inspector Chris Reade of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find thick black smoke and flames emanating from the front of the structure. Firefighters then saw a man on fire, but he […]

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    Suspected Street-Racing Crash in Playa Vista Leaves 1 Dead

    A suspected street-racing crash in Playa Vista left one person dead early Saturday morning, authorities said. The high-speed collision occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on the eastbound 90 Freeway, near South Centinela Avenue (map), according to the California Highway Patrol. An unidentified male driver lost control of his vehicle, struck the center divider and was ejected from the car, the CHP said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Three of the four eastbound lanes were temporarily closed as crews […]

  • A file photo shows Monterey Street in Ontario, where an 11-year-old girl said a man attempted to kidnap her on Thursday, April 23, 2014. (Google Maps)

    Man Sought After Attempting to Kidnap Girl, 11, Walking Home From School in Ontario: Police

    Police on Friday were searching for a man who attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl on a street in Ontario, officials said. The incident was reported about 3:07 p.m. Thursday on Monterey Street, north of Sixth Street (map), according to a news release from the Ontario Police Department. The girl was walking home from school when the man approached her from behind, put his arms around her and attempted to lift her up, the statement said. After he told her to […]

  • Cellphone video showed Long Beach police officers throwing a woman to the ground on April 19, 2015. (Credit: Jose Molina)

    Investigation Underway After Long Beach Officers Arrest 4 in Violent Confrontation Captured on Video

    An investigation continued Friday into a videotaped confrontation in Long Beach involving baton-wielding police officers and four adults who were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and other charges. The incident occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Pine Avenue, where patrol officers attempted to break up a fight between two men, the Long Beach Police Department said in a news release. Police tried to arrest the altercation’s “main aggressor,” who appeared to be intoxicated, the statement said. Several of his friends […]

  • Hours after a fatal shooting in West Adams, police tape continued to surround the scene early Friday morning, April 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    West Adams Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead, 1 Woman Critically Wounded; Shooter at Large

    A manhunt was underway in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday morning after a shooting in nearby West Adams left a man dead and woman critically wounded, authorities said. Little information was available about the incident, which occurred about 11:41 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of West Adams Boulevard and South Longwood Avenue (map), a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said. A 56-year-old man was shot in the face and arm, said police Detective Joe Rios. A woman […]