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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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    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 […]


    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 […]

  • An investigation was underway after police exchanged gunfire with two men in East Hollywood on Jan. 30, 2016, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Arrested After Exchanging Gunfire With LAPD in East Hollywood: Authorities

    Two men were in custody after a shootout with Los Angeles police Saturday afternoon in East Hollywood, authorities said. No one was injured in the shooting, which took place about 3 p.m. in the area of Clinton Street and North Heliotrope Drive, said Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. While on patrol in the area, an LAPD Metropolitan Division officer encountered two men armed with handguns, according to Lopez. An exchange of gunfire ensued, the spokesman said, adding that no […]

  • Ryan Galliher is shown in a booking photo provided by the Orange County DA's office on Jan. 29, 2016.

    LAPD Officer Gets Year in Jail, Must Register as Sex Offender for Exposing Himself

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer on Friday was sentenced to one year in jail for attempting to commit a lewd act with a 12-year-old girl and indecently exposing himself to five female victims in Huntington Beach, prosecutors said. Ryan Eric Galliher, 35, was found guilty by a jury on Dec. 1. As part of his sentence, which includes five years of formal probation, he must register as a sex offender for life, according to a statement from the Orange County Office […]

  • Shannon Fosgett, 44, was booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta on Dec. 4, 2015. (Credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

    Murrieta Teacher, Suspected of Having Sexual Relationship With Student, Enters Not Guilty Pleas

    A former Murrieta Valley High School teacher appeared in court Friday, almost two months after she was arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with an underage male student. Shannon Fosgett, 44, pleaded not guilty to three felonies charges: one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 18 and two counts of oral copulation with a minor, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said in an email. Fosgett had surrendered to Murrieta police detectives Dec. […]