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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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    Boy, 6, Hospitalized With Head Trauma After Being Struck by Vehicle in Santa Ana

    A six-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday evening after being struck by a driver on a residential street in Santa Ana, authorities said. The collision took place in the 1800 block of S. Evergreen Street, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. The victim, who suffered head trauma, was expected to survive, said police Sgt. David Lima. The driver remained at the scene after the incident and was cooperating with investigators, police said. No citations or arrests were made.

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    Viral Video Shows Illinois Officer Assisting Woman With Intellectual Disabilities

    A brief, moving video of an Illinois police officer helping a woman with intellectual disabilities has gone viral since being posted online Saturday. The 42 seconds of footage shows the member of the Bloomingdale Police Department, identified only as Officer Giovenco, walking hand-in-hand with the 21-year-old woman on a tree-lined sidewalk. Police responded Friday to a report that the woman had wandered away from her home, according to a description of the encounter provided by the department. They found her walking along a roadway. “She was […]

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    Pilot Dies After Small Plane Crashes, Bursts Into Flames in Riverside Neighborhood

    A small plane crashed and burst into flames in a residential area of Riverside on Sunday, killing the pilot, a fire official said. The air traffic control tower at Riverside Municipal Airport about 5 p.m. received a distress call from a single-engine B35 Cessna, according to Capt. Tim Odebralski of the Riverside Fire Department. The pilot reported having engine trouble and requested an emergency landing at the airport. Shortly afterward, “the pilot stated that he didn’t think he was going to […]

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    Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Dies at 22: Reports

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died Sunday at age 22, according to multiple media reports. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” her family said in a statement, according to Entertainment Tonight and People. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.” Bobbi Kristina Brown was surrounded by relatives Sunday at a hospice in Duluth, Georgia, according to the statement. She […]

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    Couple’s First Date Ends With Hoist Rescue in Foothills Above Altadena

    A couple’s first date came to an unexpected end when they got lost in the foothills above Altadena and were hoisted into a sheriff’s helicopter by a search and rescue team. Erin Myers reports from Altadena for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

  • A man was shot and killed in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South L.A. on Saturday, July 25, 2015, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed in South L.A. Shooting Possibly Related to Gang Member’s Nearby Funeral: LAPD

    A man was killed Saturday afternoon in a South Los Angeles shooting that was possibly linked to a gang member’s nearby funeral, police said. The incident was reported at 4:03 p.m. near the intersection of 81st and Hoover streets, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim was shot inside his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Senior Officer Bob Bermudez of the Los Angeles Police Department. His name was not […]

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    Elderly Man Found Dead in La Crescenta After Suffering Blunt Force Trauma; Homicide Investigation Underway

    An investigation continued Saturday into the death of an elderly man who was found in La Crescenta after dying of apparent blunt force trauma, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Homicide detectives responded about 1:30 p.m. to the 3000 block of Frances Avenue, according to a news release. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released. He was described by authorities as a white man in his 70s. The death was initially described as “suspicious” in […]

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    Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Fatally Shot in East Pasadena; Suspect Found Dead

    A 25-year-old former producer of the reality TV series “Deadliest Catch” was fatally shot in East Pasadena early Friday, and a suspect in the killing was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound hours later, authorities said. The first man, Joe McMahon had been an employee of Original Productions, which produces the popular TV show, the Discovery Channel told KTLA. He last worked on the series, which depicts the lives of Alaskan crab fishermen, in 2013. “We are heartsick about this tragedy […]

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    Man Hospitalized in Stable Condition After Being Found Stabbed on Street in Fullerton

    A man was hospitalized in stable condition after being found stabbed outside a bar early Friday morning in Fullerton, authorities said. Officers responded about 2 a.m. Friday morning to the 100 block of East Commonwealth Avenue (map), where a man was discovered suffering from multiple stab wounds, Sgt. John Ema of the Fullerton Police Department confirmed. The location is near a popular cluster of bars and nightclubs in the downtown area (map). Fullerton Fire Department personnel arrived at the scene […]