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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 photo released by authorities shows two replica firearms and a gas mask allegedly possessed by two men who were arrested on a freeway overpass in Agoura Hills on Nov. 29, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    101 Freeway Briefly Closed, 2 Film Students Arrested After Allegedly Standing on Overpass With Replica Firearms

    Two film students were arrested Sunday after allegedly standing on a freeway overpass in Agoura Hills with replica firearms, prompting 911 calls from several motorists, authorities said. Multiple CHP and sheriff’s units responded about 5 p.m. to the 101 Freeway at Chesebro Road, where at least 10 callers reported feeling threatened by two men, one of whom was dressed in military fatigues and appeared to be armed with an assault rifle, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. […]

  • A woman's body was found in a car parked in the West Whittier-Los Nietos area on Nov. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found ‘Entombed in a Large Container’ in Parked Car Near Pico Rivera

    Homicide detectives responded to an unincorporated area near Pico Rivera on Sunday afternoon following the discovery of a woman’s body in a container that was inside a parked car, authorities said. Deputies initially went to the 8600 block of Bradwell Avenue, in West Whittier-Los Nietos, about 1:10 p.m. after a report of an abandoned vehicle, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “As they approached the vehicle, they could detect the smell of a strong odor indicative […]

  • Preparations were underway for the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Nov. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bomb Squad Responds to Report of Suspicious Item Near Hollywood Christmas Parade Route

    A suspicious item that was reported near the Hollywood Christmas Parade route on Sunday turned out to be an empty bag, authorities said. The item was initially discovered  near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, prompting an a response from a bomb squad, Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed shortly after 3 p.m. Upon investigation, police determined that the bag had been placed inside a U.S. Postal Service mailbox by a transient, said Sgt. Chuck Slater of the […]

  • Kobe Bryant announced his retirement in a letter published on Nov. 29, 2015. (Credit: Walter Iooss/The Player's Tribune)

    Kobe Bryant Announces He Will Retire at End of Season: ‘I’m Ready to Go’

    Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant on Sunday announced his retirement, saying the current season would be his last. “This season is all I have left to give,” the Laker wrote in a heartfelt letter addressed to the game of basketball and published by the website Players’ Tribune. “I’m ready to go.” After Bryant tweeted a link to the letter on Sunday afternoon, theplayerstribune.com promptly crashed, apparently due to the large number of visitors. Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, issued a statement which began by listing […]

  • A harrowing crash in Connecticut was captured on video by a police cruiser's dashcam on Nov. 27, 2015. (Credit: Connecticut State Police)

    Dashcam Video Shows High-Speed Crash on Side of Connecticut Highway

    Dashcam video from a Connecticut State Police vehicle shows a harrowing crash that happened early Friday morning on the side of a highway, narrowly missing two bystanders. The dramatic footage show a vehicle — traveling at more than 85 mph — slamming into another vehicle that was parked on the highway’s right shoulder shortly after 1:30 a.m., according to the State Police. Two civilians who are standing nearby barely have time to react as the moving vehicle approaches, avoiding one […]

  • A gunshot victim was found dead on a freeway overpass in Burbank on Nov. 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body of Gunshot Victim Found on Freeway Overpass in Burbank

    The body of a gunshot victim was found Saturday evening on a freeway overpass in Burbank, authorities said. A caller reported the discovery about 9:20 p.m. on the West Olive Avenue bridge over the 5 Freeway, said Lt. Adam Cornils of the Burbank Police Department. Officers arrived and found the deceased victim, who had been shot several times, the lieutenant said. The eastbound side of the the overpass was closed as an investigation got underway at the scene. Traffic was […]

  • A male subject was hospitalized after climbing onto an electrical transformer at a facility in Fullerton on Nov. 28, 2015, police said. (Credit: Fullerton Police Department)

    Person Hospitalized After Climbing Onto Electrical Transformer at Fullerton Substation

    A person was injured Saturday afternoon after he climbed onto an electrical transformer at a Southern California Edison facility in Fullerton, officials said. A caller reported a “loud explosion” shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of South Brookhurst Road and West Commonwealth Avenue, said Sgt. John Ema of the Fullerton Police Department. Officers arrived to find a male subject who had climbed onto a transformer, “which resulted in a fire,” the Police Department said. He was transported to UC Irvine […]

  • "Buddy," formerly known as "Master Blaster," is seen in a photo posted on a FundRazr page.

    Fundraiser Suspended After Purportedly Being Launched for Retired Police Dog Found Sick in Georgia

    [Update posted at 5:59 p.m. PT on Nov. 27, 2015] An online fundraising effort has been suspended after purportedly being launched for a sick, stray dog in Georgia who was formerly a member of a law-enforcement agency. Related Content: Georgia Non-Profit Says Online Fundraiser for Sick, Retired Marine K-9 Was Not a Scam A message on the Fundrazr website on Friday stated that the campaign, which was said to be for a retired K-9 named Master Blaster, was “paused” and “not currently accepting contributions.” No explanation was given, […]

  • Flames ripped through a home in South Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Fire Destroys South L.A. Home, Displacing Family on Thanksgiving; Arson Suspected

    Investigators were trying to determine whether a fire that destroyed a South L.A. home and left a family displaced on Thanksgiving was intentionally set, authorities said. Firefighters arrived about 4 a.m. Thursday at the 1100 block of West 73rd Street, in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood, where the single-story residence was fully engulfed in flames, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze was extinguished within an hour by some 30 firefighters, said LAFD Battalion Chief Dale Drummond. None of the […]