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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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  • Police responded after a fatal shooting in Long Beach on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Long Beach Shooting Leaves 1 Dead; Shooter at Large

    A shooter was at large following the fatal shooting of a person in Long Beach late Tuesday evening, authorities said. Officers responded about 11:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of Loma Vista Drive, said Lt. Paul Baum of the Long Beach Police Department. A male victim was found lying in the street at the scene, suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso, according to the lieutenant. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics arrived and […]

  • A section of California Avenue was closed on June 29, 2016, due to a water main break.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Leaves 74 Customers Without Service in Venice: LADWP

    A water main break in the Venice neighborhood on L.A.’s Westside left 74 customers without service Wednesday morning, officials said. An 8-inch pipe ruptured shortly after 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of California Avenue, said Michael Ventre, spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. It was not immediately clear what caused the incident, which resulted in a deluge on nearby streets and sidewalks and prompted a response from DWP crews. Workers began repairing the water main about […]

  • CHP MAIT, Major Accident Investigation Team, investigates accident where six people were killed on June 28, 2016, in a fiery accident on the southbound 5 Freeway in unincorporated Gorman. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    2 Mothers, 4 Children Killed When Big Rig Rear Ends Minivan on 5 Freeway in Gorman

    Two mothers and four children were killed and two men were seriously injured Tuesday morning when a minivan that was rear-ended by a big rig erupted in flames on the southbound 5 Freeway in Gorman, according to the California Highway Patrol. Firefighters responded shortly after 3:30 a.m. to a report of a traffic collision with occupants trapped, said Capt. Ken Rens of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. They arrived to find six people deceased inside the minivan, which had been pushed off the highway […]

  • Police and paramedics responded after a vehicle slammed into a taco stand in Boyle Heights on June 26, 2016, leaving one person dead and nine others injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, 3 Hospitalized After Suspected DUI Driver Slams Into Taco Stand in Boyle Heights: LAPD

    One person was killed and three others were hospitalized Sunday evening when a suspected DUI driver struck a portable taco stand in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The crash happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of South Clarence Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A female driver was traveling westbound on Fourth Street when she lost control of her vehicle and jumped the curb, hitting the stand and people standing around it, said Officer Tatiana Bohorquez […]

  • Sheriff's homicide investigators responded after a woman died in Santa Clarita on June 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Valencia Woman Collapses, Dies Amid Commotion Over Burglary: Authorities

    A Valencia woman collapsed and died early Monday morning while going to check on neighborhood commotion related to a burglary, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 26100 block of McBean Parkway, where “a person who was perceived to be mentally challenged was seen running through the complex,” Lt. Rob Hahnlein of the sheriff’s Santa Clarita station told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Hahnlein initially said the woman “was chasing him, collapsed […]

  • Police tape surrounds a McDonald's in Burbank after a shooting involving a gunman and police on June 24, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman Turns Weapon on Himself After Being Shot by Police at Burbank McDonald’s, Authorities Say

    Burbank police shot a 29-year-old man armed with a gun at a McDonald’s early Friday morning before the man turned the weapon on himself, authorities said. Tennessee resident Lee Edward Denney later died of his wounds, according to a news release from the Burbank Police Department. No officers were wounded in the incident. Police responded about 12:10 a.m. to a report of a man causing a disturbance at a McDonald’s in the 2500 block of Hollywood Way, the statement said. […]

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    Power Restored to 15,000 Customers in Valley Village After Day-Long Outage: LADWP

    Power was finally restored to all customers in the San Fernando Valley Thursday night after a day-long outage that affected some 15,000 homes and businesses. The incident began about 8:45 a.m. when a crow came into contact with a 34,500-volt circuit breaker at a distributing station in Valley Village, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said in a statement. About 15,000 customers in the Valley Village area lost power, the utility said. By 4:30 p.m., service was restored to about 2,500 […]

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    NRA Denies Involvement in ShareTheSafety.org, Which Touts Gun Donations for ‘At-Risk Neighborhoods’

    A website touting a gun-sharing program for “at-risk neighborhoods” prompted questions and speculation across social media on Wednesday, as well as a denial by the NRA that it was affiliated with what appeared to be an elaborate hoax. Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Amy Hunter said the organization “would never be affiliated with anything like that, and neither would Smith & Wesson,” the firearms manufacturer mentioned on the website, sharethesafety.org. Asked if she knew who might have […]

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    Hundreds of Skateboarders Descend on Downtown L.A. to Mark 13th Annual Go Skateboarding Day

    Hundreds of skateboarders descended on the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon to mark the 13th annual Go Skateboarding Day. Video from Sky5 showed crowds of skateboarders maneuvering through the area, some on sidewalks and others in traffic lanes. Authorities observed two groups of skaters, totalling about 300 people, headed east from downtown, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. Sounded like heavy rain or hail, but it's sunny. So I look out […]