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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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  • From left, Brian Arthur Wendork, 25, Brian Eugene Stewart, 32, and Nicholas Bobby Petrov, 28, are seen in booking photos. (Credit: Simi Valley Police Department)

    3 Men Arrested on Methamphetamine-Related Charges in Simi Valley

    Police arrested three men on methamphetamine-related charges Friday during a surveillance operation at the home of a known narcotics dealer in Simi Valley, officials said. Members of the Simi Valley Police Department’s Special Operations Unit were conducting the surveillance in the 1300 block of Ahart Street (map) when officers initiated a traffic stop, according to a news release. The traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Brian Arthur Wendork, 25, and Brian Eugene Stewart, 32. Nicholas Bobby Petrov, 28, was […]

  • A fire broke out near the It's a Small World attraction at Disneyland on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Credit: Cavin Hawkins/via Instagram)

    Firefighters Knock Down Fire Near Disneyland’s Iconic It’s a Small World Ride

    Firefighters on Saturday night extinguished a fire that engulfed a tree near the iconic It’s a Small World attraction at Disneyland, officials said. No injuries were reported. The small blaze broke out about 9:19 p.m. in a backstage area at the Orange County theme park, said Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown. Firefighters responded to the scene and knocked down the flames by 9:48 p.m., according to a spokesperson for the Anaheim Fire Department. It’s a Small World was not damaged in […]

  • Henry Michael Gevorgyan is shown in a photo released by LAPD on Feb. 26, 2015.

    Suspect in Fatal Chatsworth Street Race Turns Himself In To Police

    A 21-year-old man who had been sought in connection with a fatal street race in Chatsworth turned himself in to authorities Saturday night, officials said. Henry Michael Gevorgyan had been identified by the Los Angeles Police Department as the suspected driver who lost control of a modified Ford Mustang that plowed into a crowd of spectators during the illegal race early Thursday morning, leaving two people dead and one seriously injured. The suspect contacted authorities Saturday afternoon, said Officer John Guzman of […]

  • Firefighters extinguished a fire at a home in San Pedro on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, officials said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Firefighters Extinguish Fire That Originated From Dryer at San Pedro Home; No Injuries

    Firefighters on Saturday extinguished a fire that originated from a clothes dryer at a home in San Pedro, officials said. The blaze broke out about 4:47 p.m. at a two-story home above a residential garage in the 800 block of South Patton Avenue (map), according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. Thirty-two firefighters responded to the location, where smoke was visible from the second floor, Scott said on Twitter. The fire was knocked down within 18 minutes. No […]

  • National Transportation Safety Board rail investigator Rick Downs is seen at a crash site in Oxnard where a Metrolink train collided with a pickup truck on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: NTSB)

    NTSB Obtains Video, Data Recorders From Train in Oxnard Metrolink Crash

    Federal investigators continued their investigation Wednesday into a Metrolink derailment in Oxnard that occurred Tuesday morning when a five-car train struck a pickup truck, leaving dozens of people injured, four critically. Meanwhile, the driver of the truck was in custody after being arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury-related crash, more commonly called hit-and-run with injuries, according to police. His attorney said Wednesday that the incident was an “accident” and that the driver — 54-year-old Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez of Yuma, Arizona […]

  • Los Angeles firefighters are seen on the roof of a single-story strip mall in East Hollywood on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Extinguish Strip-Mall Fire in East Hollywood; Woman Taken to Hospital in ‘Extremely Grave’ Condition

    Eighty-four firefighters Wednesday morning extinguished a strip-mall fire in East Hollywood that left a woman in “extremely grave” condition, officials said. The blaze broke out about 7:11 a.m. and burned in the attic of a single-story structure in the 4800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard (map), said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters at the scene assisted one female patient, Humphrey said. Aerial video showed the victim, lying on a stretcher, being wheeled away from the […]

  • Matthew Kozlov, 19, is seen in a booking photo. (Credit: Irvine Police Department)

    Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Burglarizing Multiple Vehicles in Irvine Neighborhood

    A 19-year-old man was facing multiple charges Sunday after allegedly burglarizing multiple vehicles and ransacking a residential garage in Irvine, authorities said. Officers responded shortly before 3 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress on Winterfield Road (map). When they spotted the suspect leaving the area, he fled on foot through several neighboring properties, according to a news release from the Irvine Police Department. Matthew Kozlov, of Anaheim Hills, was found hiding in a nearby backyard and arrested […]

  • Hit-and-run victim Efren Virgen, 26, is seen with his wife and one of their two children in a family photo.

    Search Continues for Driver of ‘Party Bus’ That Dragged Hit-and-Run Victim More Than 200 Feet in Norwalk

    The search continued Sunday for the driver of a “party bus” that struck a man in a Norwalk hit-and-run, dragging him more than 200 feet and leaving him with major injuries, according to authorities. The victim, identified by family members as 26-year-old Efren Virgen, remained hospitalized in critical condition at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. “He’s very precious to us. We’re a very tight family,” said the man’s sister, Catalina Rolon Virgen. “For this to happen to him … […]

  • A man was found fatally stabbed in the 24800 block of La Vida Drive in Laguna Niguel on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, authorities said.  (Credit: Google Maps)

    Laguna Niguel Woman, 50, Arrested on Suspicion of Fatally Stabbing Her Boyfriend

    A 50-year-old woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of fatally stabbing her live-in boyfriend at their home in Laguna Niguel, authorities said. Deputies responded about 8:40 p.m. after a caller reported a “man down” on the front lawn of a residence in the 24800 block of La Vida Drive (map), the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The deputies found the male victim lying in front a neighbor’s home, suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen, […]