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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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  • All lanes were blocked on the transition road from the southbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 60 Freeway in Boyle Heights after a big-rig crash on Monday, May 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Big-Rig Crash Spills Glass on Transition Road From 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights; All Lanes Reopened

    A big rig carrying a payload of crushed glass crashed and overturned Monday morning in Boyle Heights, temporarily blocking all lanes on the transition road from the southbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 60 freeway (map). Firefighters responded about 5:54 to the crash, which involved a semitrailer and minivan, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. No one was injured in the collision, Scott said. The incident left the connector covered with piles of glass, aerial video showed. […]

  • (Credit: A Los Angeles firefighter and police officer stand near a sheet that was erected near a burned body in South Los Angeles on Monday, May 18, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Burned Body Found in South L.A.; Homicide Investigators on Scene

    An homicide investigation was underway Monday morning after a man’s body was found on fire in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South Los Angeles, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of a fire near the intersection of Fortuna and East 57th streets (map), the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The 911 caller initially believed that rubbish or a vehicle was burning. When firefighters arrived at the scene, however, they discovered a man’s body in flames on a sidewalk, according […]

  • Los Angeles police responded after a triple shooting in Hollywood left three men wounded on Sunday, May 17, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman Sought After Hollywood Shooting Leaves 3 Men Wounded

    A gunman was being sought after a shooting Sunday night in Hollywood that left three men wounded, authorities said. The three victims were standing at the intersection of Wilton Place and Lexington Avenue about 9:30 p.m. when a man pulled up in a truck, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The driver exchanged words with the three men, opened fire, then fled the scene in the vehicle, the LAPD said. Two of the injured men were transported to a hospital, […]

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    Officials Identify Woman, 41, Struck By 2 Vehicles in Fatal South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    Officials on Sunday released the name of a 41-year-old woman who died after being struck by two vehicles on a dimly lit street in the Harvard Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the victim as Ruth Duarte. The pedestrian was crossing the street in the 1600 block of Florence Avenue, near La Salle Avenue (map), about 8:10 p.m. when she was hit by a vehicle and fell to the ground, according to the Los Angeles Police […]

  • About 100 residents were evacuated from their homes after a gas line ruptured in Hollywood on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Displaced Residents Return Home Following Repair of Ruptured Gas Line in Hollywood

    About 100 Hollywood residents were allowed to return to their homes Sunday morning following the repair of a 6-inch natural gas line that was inadvertently ruptured by a contractor, officials said. The gas leak was reported about 11:28 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard (map), prompting the evacuation of nearby buildings and closure of several streets, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No fire or injuries were caused by the incident, which a spokeswoman for the Southern […]

  • Several buildings were evacuated after a natural gas line ruptured in Hollywood on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department)

    Ruptured Gas Line Prompts Evacuations, Street Closures in Hollywood; No Fire or Injuries Reported

    A third-party contractor for the DWP caused a natural gas line to be ruptured Saturday morning in Hollywood, prompting the evacuation of several buildings, officials said. Firefighters responded about 11:28 a.m. after gas began leaking in the 1700 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No fire or injuries were immediately reported. Nearby residences and businesses were being evacuated in an area bounded by Franklin Avenue to the north, Ivar Avenue to the east, Wilcox Avenue to […]

  • A map shows the approximate location of a freeway crash in Avocado Heights that left two people dead on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Credit: Google Maps)

    1 Arrested After Freeway Crash in San Gabriel Valley Leaves 2 Dead

    One person was arrested Saturday morning after a single-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway in Avocado Heights left a man and woman dead, authorities said. Shortly before 3 a.m., the vehicle veered off the left side of a connector road from the eastbound 60 Freeway to the 605 Freeway (map) and struck a tree, said Officer Tony Polizzi of the California Highway Patrol. Two of the vehicle’s four occupants were pronounced dead at the scene, the officer said. The other two […]

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    Body Cam Video Appears to Show Georgia Police Officer Being Dragged by Suspect’s Car; Man, 23, in Custody

    A 23-year-old Georgia man has been arrested after a videotaped incident in which a police officer was dragged by a car and almost run over, authorities said. Brandon Christopher Adams, 23, turned himself in Thursday at Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department headquarters and was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer and felony obstruction of an officer, according to a news release. The charges stem from an encounter on May 10 at a Shell gas station and convenience store in the […]

  • A screenshot from a cellphone video shows an actor dressed as Pluto hugging an 8-year-old boy at Disneyland. (Credit: Laurie Ramirez)

    Mother Says Son, 8, Injured by Aggressive Hug From Pluto at Disneyland

    A Rancho Cucamonga woman said her 8-year-old son was severely injured by an aggressive hug from a Disneyland actor dressed as Pluto. The boy was “tossed around like a rag doll” and suffered injuries to his back and neck after he embraced the costumed character, said Laurie Ramirez, who captured the incident on cellphone video. The woman’s son was transported to a hospital, where he “spent all afternoon in the emergency room,” she said. Ramirez said a Disney representative met the family […]