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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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  • Shenae Irene Dixon is shown in a photo released by the Long Beach Police Department on Oct. 31, 2014.

    Mother of 2 Toddlers Found Wandering Alone in Long Beach Is Arrested

    The mother of two toddlers who were found wandering along on a sidewalk in Long Beach had “endangered and abandoned her children” and was placed under arrest, investigators said Friday, hours after the woman was found. Shenae Irene Dixon, 23, was identified as the mother of the boys on Friday morning, when police asked the public for help finding her. Dixon was located in good health, the Long Beach Police Department announced on Twitter at about 2 p.m. Dixon was found […]

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    West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval: 500,000 Expected to Fill Streets

    Watch live video of the event here. Some 500,000 revelers are expected to fill the streets of West Hollywood on Friday night during the city’s Halloween Carnaval celebration. The annual event, billed as the biggest Halloween party in the world, is scheduled to be held between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on a mile-long stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard (map). Organizers discouraged attendees from bringing children and pets due to anticipated dense crowds. […]

  • A semi-truck carrying a crane overturned in lanes on the northbound 5 Freeway in San Clemente on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Northbound 5 Lanes Reopen After Crane Accident in San Clemente

    All northbound lanes on the 5 Freeway in San Clemente at 3:50 a.m. Friday morning, more than 12 hours after an overturned crane prompted a SigAlert, according the California Highway Patrol. A semitrailer carrying the crane toppled over shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, damaging the center divider and spilling Hydraulic fluid onto the freeway. The SigAlert was issued 15 minutes later, just south of Avenida Pico (map). Aerial video showed northbound traffic jammed between the crash site and the entrance […]

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    1 Year After Fatal LAX Shooting, Officers’ Union Says Security Gaps Remain

    One year after a gunman shot and killed a TSA officer and wounded three other people at Los Angeles International Airport, the union that represents the facility’s police officers and firefighters said few safety improvements have been made and that the likelihood of a similar incident is high. “No other airport in this country has split policing like LAX’s dangerously disjointed model of having” airport police supplemented by LAPD officers, the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association said Thursday in […]

  • A man in a vehicle was fatally shot on a street in Montclair on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, police said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    2 Men Arrested in Fatal Montclair Car-to-Car Shooting

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a car-to-car shooting in Montclair that left one man dead, police announced Thursday. Sergio Ygnacio Vidrio, 24, and Oscar Lopez, 26, were taken into custody Wednesday after officers responded to a call and found a vehicle that possibly matched the description of the one involved in the shooting, the Montclair Police Department said in a statement. The incident occurred about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 4500 block of Canoga Street (map), according […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights after a woman was allegedly robbed, carjacked and kidnapped on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. She was rescued without incident after a lengthy pursuit, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pursuit Ends in Bloomington After Kidnapping, Carjacking in Boyle Heights, Police Say

    A 24-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly robbing, carjacking and kidnapping a woman in Boyle Heights and leading police on a pursuit that ended about 50 miles away in Bloomington, authorities said. The suspect, identified Thursday afternoon as Ivan Zamora, was being held on suspicion of kidnapping for robbery, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Michael Morrisseau said. The incident began about 1 a.m. when a man armed with a semi-automatic weapon approached a man and woman at […]

  • Officer Shaun Diamond was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Pomona SWAT Officer Killed While Serving Search Warrant Remembered as ‘Hero’

    A Pomona Police Department SWAT officer has died after being shot by a known gang member while serving a search warrant at a home in San Gabriel, officials announced early Wednesday morning. “It is with a heavy heart that we must deliver the news” of Officer Shaun Diamond’s death, the Police Department said in a statement. Diamond, 45, was one of 14 SWAT officers who participated in a multi-agency operation early Tuesday morning at a home in the 100 block […]

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    New Film Incentives Prompt Need for More Street Closure Signs, Funds: LADOT

    With new film incentives expected to bring more productions to the streets of Los Angeles in 2015, more temporary no-parking signs will be needed — along with additional funds to pay for them and workers to handle installations,  officials said. The city spends $9.5 million annually on more than 558,000 temporary signs, about 52 percent of which are for filming projects, according to a memo written by Department of Transportation General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri and addressed to the City […]

  • Michael Miller, owner of the Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (Photo via Los Angeles Police Department)

    Basketball Coach Charged With Secretly Videotaping Players in Bathroom

    The proprietor of a private Los Angeles basketball academy has been arrested after several of his players reported secretly being recorded on video in his residential bathroom, authorities announced Tuesday. Michael Miller was taken into custody Monday following an 11-month investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit, according to a news release. Although detectives had been informed that minors may have been involved in the alleged incidents, it was determined during the investigation that […]