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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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  • The Redondo Beach Police Department provided this booking photo of Kermit Johnson on Feb. 6, 2016.

    Officer Shoots Suspect in Hand After Responding to Report of Family Disturbance in Redondo Beach

    A suspect on Saturday was recovering after being shot in the hand by a police officer the previous evening in Redondo Beach, authorities said. A resident contacted the Redondo Beach Police Department at about 11:40 p.m. to report a family disturbance in the 2100 block of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, according to a news release. An officer responded to the scene and, in front of the location, encountered a man involved in the disturbance, the statement said. The officer opened fire, […]

  • The planned demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles continued on Feb. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘101 Slow Jam’: Downtown Freeway Closure, 6th Street Bridge Demolition Continue in L.A.

    The demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles, and a commensurate shutdown of a section of the 101 Freeway, was proceeding “on schedule” Saturday morning, officials said. Dubbed the “101 Slow Jam,” the planned 40-hour undertaking got underway at 10 p.m. Friday when the 2.5-stretch of the freeway was closed in both directions. All lanes are expected to be reopened by 2 p.m. Sunday — about ninety minutes before the kickoff of Super Bowl 50 — according to a […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department officers responded after a person was attacked during a home-invasion robbery in Hollywood Hills West on Feb. 6, 2016. (Credit: LLN)

    Hollywood Hills Resident Pistol-Whipped in Home-Invasion Robbery; 2 Sought: LAPD

    Two men were being sought Saturday after a resident was beaten with a handgun during an early morning home-invasion robbery in the Hollywood Hills West neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said. The incident began shortly after 3:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Astral Drive, where the unidentified victim was at home with friends, said Officer Drake Madison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Two intruders, described only as black men in ski masks, entered the residence and pistol-whipped […]

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    Box of Girl Scout Cookies Leads to Identification of Motorcycle Pursuit Suspect: Hemet Police

    A discarded box of Girl Scout Cookies led to the identification of a suspect who remained in custody Friday after a motorcycle pursuit the previous day in Riverside County, authorities said. Joseph Kopff, 31, tossed a box of Thin Mints into some bushes during a chase that reached speeds of over 100 mph, according to a statement from the Hemet Police Department. The carton contained the phone number of a sales representative, who positively identified Kopff as the purchaser after […]

  • An LAPD pursuit ended on Vermont Avenue at the edge of Los Feliz and East Hollywood on Feb. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver, Passenger in Custody After Police Pursuit Ends in Los Feliz Area

    A driver and passenger were apprehended early Thursday afternoon after leading police on a pursuit through downtown Los Angeles and into the Los Feliz area, according to news video. At about 12:45 p.m., Sky5 video showed several LAPD units following a black four-door sedan to the intersection of North Vermont and Melbourne avenues, near East Hollywood, where the pursued car stopped and the driver opened his door. The motorist briefly stepped out of the car, then got back in and shut the […]

  • A Marinello Schools of Beauty location is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Marinello Beauty Schools Announce Closure of All 56 U.S. Campuses; 4,300 Students Displaced

    The Marinello Schools of Beauty on Thursday announced the permanent closure of its 56 campuses nationwide, including 18 in Southern California, days after the U.S. Department of Education moved to cut federal funding to almost two dozen of the company’s locations. The for-profit school’s campuses will close Thursday in California, Nevada and Utah, and its sites in Kansas and Nevada will shut down on Friday, the business said in a news release. “Our priority now is to provide the best […]

  • Thousands were without power amid a Southern California heat wave on Sept. 15, 2014.  (Credit: KTLA)

    91,000 Customers Remain Without Power Due to Winter Storm: Utilities

    About 91,000 customers across Southern California remained without power Sunday evening, utility officials said, as a winter storm brought rain and high winds to several areas. Some 70,000 Southern California Edison customers, mostly in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, were affected by outages as of 9 p.m., the utility said on Twitter. By 9:30 p.m., electricity had been restored to 35,500 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers while 21,000 remained in the dark, the agency said in a statement, attributing the […]

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    Marge Hearn, Widow of Legendary Announcer Chick Hearn, Dies at 98: Lakers

    Margaret Hearn, the widow of legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, has died of natural causes, the Lakers announced Sunday. She was 98. Known by loved ones and Laker fans as “Marge” Hearn, she passed away Saturday evening, according to the team’s official Twitter account. No other information was immediately disclosed. “We are very sad at the passing of our beloved Marge Hearn,” Jeanie Buss, president and co-owner of the Lakers, said in a statement. “We consider ourselves blessed and fortunate, however, to have had her […]

  • Joel A. Wright, 23, is seen in a photo provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Ohio Seminary Student Arrested at San Diego Airport, Allegedly Sought Sex With Infants

    WARNING: This article contains descriptions of an alleged crime whose details may be disturbing to some readers. A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested by federal agents in San Diego on Friday for allegedly planning to have sex with multiple infants in Mexico, authorities said. Joel A. Wright, a seminary student and resident of Columbus, was charged with two felony counts: crossing state lines with the intention to engage in a sexual act with a minor, and attempting to travel “in interstate and […]