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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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  • Authorities released a composite sketch of a man sought in a fatal road-rage altercation that happened Jan. 4, 2015, in Jurupa Valley. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

    Arrest Made in Connection With Riverside County Road Rage Incident That Left Man Dead

    A person has been arrested in connection with a road rage incident in Jurupa Valley that left a 55-year-old man dead, authorities announced Sunday. Few details were available about the arrest, which was confirmed by Deputy Michael Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The violent altercation that led to the death of Jerry Lakes occurred Jan. 4, according to the department. Deputies responded at 4:30 p.m. to a report of two males fighting at the intersection of Avenue Juan […]

  • Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in Palmdale after a 3-year-old child was shot and wounded on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Credit: Dave Mecham/KTLA)

    3-Year-Old Boy Struck by Gunfire at Palmdale Home; Injuries Described as Minor

    A 3-year-old boy was expected to survive after being injured by gunfire Sunday night at a home in Palmdale, authorities said. Deputies responded about 9:51 p.m. to a call of three to five gunshots heard at the location, in the 38000 block of 65th Street East (map), according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. When they arrived, the deputies were directed to the boy inside the residence. Firefighters were unable to respond directly to the […]

  • A sheriff's SWAT team responded to a Pico Rivera neighborhood where a gunman was being sought on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    Gunman in Custody After SWAT Team Searches Pico Rivera Neighborhood

    A gunman suspected of stealing a car was arrested Sunday night after a SWAT team conducted a search in a Pico Rivera neighborhood, authorities said. The man was taken into custody on a rooftop near the intersection of Telegraph Road and Rosemead Boulevard (map), the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau said on Twitter at 8:30 p.m. The incident began when a deputy approached the armed man, who then fled, according to a sheriff’s spokeswoman. A perimeter was […]

  • A photo posted on Twitter appeared to show passengers deplaning after a Delta flight was grounded at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Credit: Eva Groves)

    Delta Flight Grounded Amid ‘Security Concern’ After Departing LAX

    A Delta flight bound for Orlando, Florida, was diverted to Dallas amid a “security concern” after departing Sunday morning from Los Angeles International Airport, an airline official said. All passengers deplaned Flight 1061 and the aircraft underwent a security sweep after it was diverted to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, said Morgan Durrant, a Delta spokesman. He declined to discuss the nature of the security concern and deferred questions to the Transportation Security Administration. The flight will continue on to Orlando […]

  • An L.A. County sheriff's SWAT team helped search for a gunman in East Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    Teen in Custody After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Sheriff’s Deputies in East L.A.

    A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody after allegedly pointing a gun at a deputy in East L.A. Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The arrest came after a search that began around 8:49 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Ditman Avenue (map), a news release from the department stated. Deputies from the department’s Operation Safe Streets Bureau were initially working an East Los Angeles Gang Suppression Unit and responded to the area after receiving […]

  • Firefighters battled a massive mulch fire in Ontario on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Massive Mulch Fire Breaks Out in Agricultural Area of Ontario

    High winds were hampering firefighters’ efforts to control a massive mulch fire that broke out Saturday night in an agricultural area of Ontario. The blaze was reported at 9:14 p.m. in the area of Chino and Grove Avenues (map), about a mile and a half south of the 60 Freeway, said Lt. David McBride of the Ontario Police Department. No injuries were reported, nor were any homes immediately threatened, McBride said. The fire prompted the closure of Grove Avenue between […]

  • A fire broke out Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at a commercial trucking yard in Fontana. (Credit: San Bernardino County Fire Department)

    Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Fontana Trucking Yard

    Firefighters on Saturday night extinguished a fire at a commercial trucking yard in Fontana, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The blaze was reported about 7:45 p.m. in the 14800 block of Washington Drive (map), according to Ryan Beckers, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department. The firefighters attacked the fire from the north and south, amid 30 mph winds, Beckers said. Smoke from the fire was possibly affecting drivers on the 10 Freeway near Cherry […]

  • A semitrailer toppled a power pole and sheared a fire hydrant in Montebello on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014. (Credit: Montebello Police Department)

    Semitrailer Topples Power Pole, Shears Fire Hydrant in Montebello Crash; No Injuries

    A semitrailer toppled a power pole and sheared a fire hydrant in a crash Saturday afternoon in Montebello, authorities said. The collision happened about 3:50 p.m. on Telegraph Road, which was subsequently closed between Greenwood and Slauson avenues (map), the Montebello Police Department said in a news release. Firefighters and utility crews responded to the scene, where live wires were down. The incident resulted in a power outage at a nearby Quality Inn hotel, in the 7700 block of Telegraph, […]

  • Two people were shot near the intersection of East La Veta and South Tustin streets in Orange on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Credit: Google Maps)

    2 Hospitalized After Being Shot in Orange

    Two people were shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in the city of Orange, authorities said. Few details were immediately available about the shooting, which police said occurred about 3:27 p.m. near the intersection of Tustin Street and La Veta Avenue (map). Both victims were transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, said Lt. Dennis Gomez of the Orange Police Department. Their conditions were unknown. No one was in custody in connection with the incident, Gomez said.