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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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  • An alleged prowler was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy on July 55, 2015, in Hawaiian Gardens. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Sheriff’s Deputy Opens Fire in Hawaiian Gardens; 1 Person Struck, Authorities Say

    A sheriff’s deputy opened fire Sunday night in Hawaiian Gardens, striking one person, authorities said. Little information was immediately known about the shooting, which happened about 9:40 p.m. in the 12200 block of 216th Street. Paramedics were called to the scene, according to Deputy Michael Barraza, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The condition of the person struck by gunfire was unknown, Barraza said, as were the circumstances that led to the shooting. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were en […]

  • Police released this photo of Ly Camly Vuong and Linh Huyen Cao. Officials later gave Vuong's age as 12. (Los Angeles World Airports Police Division)

    Police Call Off Search for 2 Girls Reported Missing at LAX; No Foul Play Involved, Officials Say

    Police on Sunday called off a search for two Vietnamese girls and said they were never at risk, despite being reported missing at Los Angeles International Airport after becoming separated from their tourist group. Ly Camly Vuong, 12, and Linh Huyen Cao, 17, were last seen speaking with a Caucasian man in the Terminal 7 baggage-claim area about 7:10 p.m., according to Rob Pedregon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles World Airports Police Division. Authorities initially said Vuong was 13. Officials released a photo and description […]

  • Emergency responders tend to a surviving victim of a crash in Azusa on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Credit: RMG News)

    Azusa Crash: Coroner Identifies 2 Children Killed When Vehicle Falls 50 Feet Into Ravine

    Coroner’s officials on Sunday released the names of two children who were killed when the vehicle in which they were traveling veered off Highway 39 and fell about 50 feet into a ravine in the Azusa foothills. Christopher Caliz Martinez, 8, and Andrea Caliz Martinez, 12, residents of Los Angeles, died in the Saturday-evening crash, according to Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Authorities initially said the boy was 7. The single-vehicle incident, which left two adults […]

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    Nebraska Girl’s Donated Organs Save Lives After She Dies of Brain Cancer

    After a 3-year-old Nebraska girl died from brain cancer, she helped save the lives of other children when her parents donated her organs. Adam Uhernik reports on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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    4 Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries While Battling Massive Warehouse Fire in South L.A. Area

    Four firefighters suffered minor injuries overnight Saturday while battling a massive warehouse fire in Florence-Firestone that took four hours to extinguish and caused between $1 million and $3 million in damage, officials said. The effort to contain the blaze began about 9:40 p.m. when firefighters responded to the 7500 block of Maie Avenue, in an unincorporated area near Huntington Park, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The four injured firefighters were treated at the scene […]

  • A Greyhound bus is seen in a ditch near the westbound 10 Freeway after a crash on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Credit: Greg Cappis, Los Angeles News Group)

    Greyhound Bus Veers Off Freeway, Into Ditch in San Bernardino After Passenger Grabs Steering Wheel: CHP

    A bus carrying approximately 21 people veered off the 10 Freeway and into a ditch Saturday afternoon after a passenger grabbed the steering wheel, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report. The number and extent of possible injuries was not immediately known. The vehicle was traveling westbound near Waterman Avenue (map) about 2:50 p.m. when a passenger went to the front of the bus, grabbed the steering wheel and caused the crash, the CHP report stated. No other vehicles were […]

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    Firefighters Knock Down Rubbish Fire Outside Commercial Building in Venice

    Firefighters on Saturday made quick work of a rubbish fire that erupted outside a commercial building in Venice. No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported about 5:47 p.m. in the 300 block of Rose Avenue, according to Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. A 10-by20-foot pile of foam padding fueled the fire, which sent a massive plume of black smoke into the air above the coastal neighborhood. Thirty firefighters extinguished the flames within 25 minutes, […]

  • A crane is seen on Highway 39 in Azusa after a crash that left two children dead and three other people hospitalized on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Children Killed, 3 People Airlifted After Car Plummets 50 Feet in Azusa Foothills Crash

    Two children died and three other people were airlifted to a hospital Saturday night after a vehicle drove off the side of a road in Azusa and plummeted some 50 feet into a ravine, authorities said. Multiple callers about 7:30 p.m. reported that the vehicle had veered from Highway 39, near Laurel Way, and crashed, according to a news release from the Azusa Police Department. No other vehicles were involved. Officers responded to the location, “traversed the steep hillside” and found five crash victims outside the […]

  • A bald eagle flies above the outfield at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bald Eagles Soar Above Dodger Stadium in Fourth of July Celebration

    Two bald eagles soared high above the field at Dodger Stadium on Saturday as part of a stirring Fourth of July celebration at Chavez Ravine. After the Dodgers defeated the New York Mets, 4-3, the majestic birds were released separately and took flight. One flew in a circle over the infield, and the other then glided down from the upper left-field stands. Each eagle landed on the arm of a handler in right field as the crowd cheered. Both birds are residents […]