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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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  • Max Page, right, is seen praying with his family before undergoing surgery to have a heart valve implanted. (Credit: Childrent's Hospital Los Angeles)

    Child Actor, Best Known for Playing ‘Mini Darth Vader,’ Set to Undergo 11th Heart-Related Surgery

    The child actor best known for portraying “mini Darth Vader” in a popular automotive commercial was scheduled to have his pacemaker replaced Tuesday, marking his second major operation in just over a month, officials with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles said. Ten-year-old Max Page, who suffers from congenital heart disease and conduit stenosis, received a heart valve that was implanted by cardiologists on July 30, according to a news release issued Thursday by the East Hollywood medical center. The latter condition […]

  • A witness captured footage of a road rage incident in Koreatown on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

    LAPD Asks For Help in Identifying Man Involved in Violent Koreatown Road Rage Incident

    Hoping to identify a man involved in a Koreatown road rage incident that occurred on May 26, Los Angeles police have released video of the violent altercation. The confrontation began about 7:30 p.m. in a residential area near the intersection of West Fourth Street and South Ardmore Avenue, according to the LAPD. Footage of the incident, recorded by a witness and made public on Thursday, appears to show two men kicking each other on a sidewalk. One is wearing a white […]

  • Los Angeles police fatally shot a man after he attacked an officer with a "hard object" in Van Nuys on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, officials said. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Police Shoot, Kill Man After Responding to Report of ‘Neighbor Dispute’ in Van Nuys

    Los Angeles police on Thursday evening shot and killed a 30-year-old man who attacked an officer with a 4-foot-long metal level after a report of a “neighbor dispute” in Van Nuys, an LAPD spokesman said. Two officers about 11:30 p.m. responded to a residence near the intersection of Valerio Street and Van Nuys Boulevard, following a call from a homeowner, said Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department. They encountered a person who refused to leave the house, and at one point he […]

  • A Los Angeles police department officer carries a drone after an incident in the Hollywood area on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Man Detained in Hollywood After Drone Interferes With LAPD Helicopter: Officials

    A man was detained Thursday evening in Hollywood after allegedly operating a drone that approached the flight path of a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter, officials said. Officers from the LAPD’s Metro and Hollywood divisions, supported by an overhead police chopper, had been searching for a person for about 30 minutes when a drone was detected inside the search perimeter, according to LAPD Lt. Michael Ling. The police pilot took “evasive action” to avoid the drone, though it never interfered […]

  • Two people were stabbed near a church in Azusa on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, police said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    2 Wounded, 1 Critically, in Stabbing Near Azusa Church

    An attacker was being sought after two people were stabbed and wounded, one critically, Sunday afternoon near a church in Azusa, police said. Officers responded about 1:06 p.m. to the 600 block of East Fifth Street, where one of the victims was found inside the house of worship and the other was in the parking lot, according to a news release from the Azusa Police Department. Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the two patients […]

  • A man and child died after a crash on the northbound 405 Freeway in Van Nuys on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Father, Daughter Killed When SUV and Box Truck Collide on NB 405 Freeway in Van Nuys

    A 37-year-old man and his 6-year-old daughter died Sunday after the SUV in which they were traveling collided with a box truck on the northbound 405 Freeway in Van Nuys, officials said. The crash was reported about 12:45 p.m. near Sherman Way, where the driver of the Ford Explorer apparently lost control and crossed all lanes before being struck on the driver’s side by the truck, according to an incident report on a California Highway Patrol website. A male adult who was […]

  • NO PERMISSION Rapper Wiz Khalifa tweeted this photo on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, which apparently shows him being detained by customs officials at LAX.

    Wiz Khalifa Says He Was Detained After Riding Hoverboard at LAX

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa is claiming his use of a “Back to the Future”-esque hoverboard got him in big trouble with customs in Los Angeles. Not much is known about what happened but the recording artist posted video and a photo of an apparent detention, in which customs officials at Los Angeles International Airport held him down on Saturday, after he refused to get off his hoverboard. “Haven’t been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun,” he tweeted. “They […]

  • Cal Fire tweeted this photo of a brush fire burning near Snow Summit Ski Resort on Aug. 23, 2015.

    Summit Fire Burns 100 Acres in Big Bear, Is 30% Contained; More Than 400 Homes Threatened

    Three hundred firefighters on Sunday evening were battling a 100-acre brush fire that erupted in Big Bear near Snow Summit Ski Resort and prompted mandatory evacuations in the area, authorities said. The Summit Fire broke out near Pine Knot Avenue and Knickerbocker Road around 12:30 p.m., and within an hour had grown to 10 acres, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. By 6:45 p.m., it had scorched 100 acres and was 30 percent contained, according to the San Bernardino National Forest’s Twitter […]

  • Jazmine is seen with Los Angeles police officers on the Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, the day of her quinceañera. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Quinceañera Held for Daughter of Terminally Ill Woman After Planning by LAPD Officers, Local Businesses

    After a chance encounter at a housing project near downtown, Los Angeles police officers helped plan a teenage girl’s remarkable coming-of-age celebration that was held Saturday. Gang officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division were “conducting outreach” at the William Mead Homes when they met a 14-year-old girl, according to a statement on the division’s Facebook page. “This special girl, Jazmine, told the officers a heartbreaking story,” the post read. “She had a disabling disease and her mother […]