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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 limousine was hoisted onto a tow truck in the Newhall area after it was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    8 Injured in Crash Involving Limousine and 2 Other Vehicles in Newhall Area

    Eight people were injured Saturday night when three vehicles, including a limousine, collided in the Newhall area, authorities said. The crash was reported at 8:17 p.m. on Highway 126, near the 5 Freeway, said Supervisor Michael Pittman of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Four of the injured were transported to hospitals in unknown condition, Pittman said. A limousine and two other vehicles were involved in the collision, according to an incident report on a California Highway Patrol website. The […]

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    Man Detained After Girlfriend’s Adult Brother Is Fatally Shot in Norwalk

    A man was detained Saturday after his girlfriend’s adult brother was fatally shot at a home in Norwalk, authorities said. Deputies responded about 1:10 p.m. to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 11400 block of Lindale Street, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They arrived to find a man, inside the residence, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, the release said. The victim was pronounced dead at […]

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    Video Shows Florida Suspect Chewing Off Fingertips in Attempt to Avoid Identification, Police Say

    Disturbing video shows a man in Florida chewing the skin off of his fingertips in what police said was an attempt to avoid identification. The footage was recorded by a camera inside a patrol car, where 20-year-old Kenzo Roberts was being detained. He had been taken into custody following a traffic stop involving a stolen Mercedes-Benz and was allegedly in possession of a firearm and three fraudulent credit cards. Jennifer Logsdon reports on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

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    1 Dead After Small Plane Crash Lands in Santa Paula Area: Official

    One person was killed when a single-engine plane crashed in the South Mountain area near Santa Paula (map), a Ventura County Fire Department official said Saturday. The victim died at the scene, Capt. Mike Lindbery, spokesman for the department, said on Twitter. Whether that person was the pilot of the plane was not immediately confirmed. Officials from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office were en route to the crash site. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the incident, according to […]

  • A fire prompted a partial closure of the northbound 15 Freeway near State Route 138 on Aug. 1, 2015. (Credit: San Bernardino County Fire Department)

    10-Acre Fire Burns in Cajon Pass, Injures CHP Officer; Some Lanes Closed on Northbound 15 Freeway

    A California Highway Patrol officer was injured Saturday in a 10-acre fire that forced the closure of some northbound lanes on the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass, causing heavy traffic to be expected, according to the San Bernardino National Forest. The San Bernardino County Fire Department along with National Forest personnel responded to the so-called Scales Fire in a canyon near the northbound 15 Freeway, south of State Route 138, the Fire Department tweeted around 1 p.m. A spokesperson for the department […]

  • A screen shot from a body-cam video shows  a firefighter on the roof of a Victorville home that was engulfed in flames on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Credit: San Bernardino County Fire Department)

    Body-Cam Video Shows Firefighters Battling Dramatic Blaze at Victorville Home

    Dramatic video released Friday shows firefighters battling a house fire in Victorville that displaced seven people. San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to the 15800 block of La Paz Drive, where they arrived to find a single-story home well-involved in flames, a news release said, adding that another residence was catching fire. A firefighter’s body camera captured footage of the attack on the fire, which sent plumes of black smoke into the air above the […]

  • Roddy Piper attends the world premiere of "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" at the Egyptian Theatre on April 30, 2015, in Hollywood. (Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for TDOSLWH)

    Pro-Wrestling Legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Dies at 61: WWE

    Professional-wrestling icon “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died Thursday evening after suffering a heart attack at his home in Hollywood, according to media reports and World Wrestling Entertainment. He was 61. Piper’s death was first reported Friday afternoon by the gossip website TMZ. In an emailed statement, the WWE legend’s agent, Jay Schacter, confirmed that Piper “passed peacefully in his sleep last night,” according to the Los Angeles Times. “I am shocked and beyond devastated,” Schacter wrote. “He was an amazing man and a true […]

  • Thieves targeted two homes simultaneously along The Strand in Hermosa Beach on Friday, July 31, 2015, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Imposters Awaken Woman, Force Her to Disrobe During Home-Invasion Robbery in Hermosa Beach

    Police imposters robbed a woman at her home on The Strand in Hermosa Beach shortly after midnight Thursday evening while a neighbor’s house was simultaneously burglarized, authorities said. The woman awoke about 12:05 a.m. to the sound of two men, both dressed in black clothing, in her bedroom, according to a news release from the Hermosa Beach Police Department. “They were shining flashlights in my eyes,” the unidentified victim told KTLA. “You never know what’s going to happen when somebody gets scared.” The […]

  • A man was found fatally shot at a home in the 14400 block of Loness Ave. on Friday, July 31, 2015, authorities said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man Found Fatally Shot at Home Near Compton; Investigation Underway

    An investigation was underway Friday following the fatal shooting of a man at a home near Compton, authorities said. Deputies from the Compton station responded about 12:03 a.m. to a report of shots fired and a victim in the 14400 block of Loness Avenue (map), in an unincorporated area, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They arrived to find a man, suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper torso, lying in the doorway of a […]