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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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  • Edward Dickerson, 59, was beaten and stabbed to death in Riverside on Aug. 3, 2014, authorities said. (Photo via Riverside Police Department)

    Police Ask For Help in Case of Man, 59, Beaten and Stabbed Outside Riverside Barber Shop

    Police on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in the ongoing investigation into the death of a 59-year-old man who was brutally beaten outside a Riverside barber shop before being fatally stabbed. Edward Dickerson, an amputee who used a wheelchair, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 3300 block of Iowa Avenue (map) on the morning of Aug. 3, the Riverside Police Department said. Officers responded about 4:35 a.m. to a 911 call reporting a “man down” near a […]

  • The Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, Calif., is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Altercation Involving 2 Inmates at O.C. Jail Leaves 1 in ‘Extremely’ Critical Condition, Officials Say

    A physical altercation between two male inmates at a jail in Orange County on Tuesday left one of the men in “extremely critical condition,” authorities said. The incident occurred about 11:57 a.m. at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, according to a news release. The two men, ages 39 and 49, were housed together at the jail, the county Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies responded immediately after the fight and found the older inmate unconscious inside of the cell, the statement […]

  • The area of Lincoln and Martha avenues was flooded in Torrance on Dec. 16, 2014, as rain pelted the region. (Credit: happysun88/Instragram)

    Businesses Flooded, Vehicles Stranded Amid Burst of Heavy Rain in Torrance

    Motorists made their way though high water on several streets in Torrance late Tuesday afternoon as a burst of heavy rain dropped more than 3 inches of precipitation in the area. The deluge occurred amid a flash-flood warning that was issued for south-central Los Angeles County and was scheduled to remain in effect until 6:45 p.m., the National Weather Service said. Shortly before 6 p.m., radar indicated storms over Torrance had weakened and were drifting northwest toward Hawthorne, according to […]

  • A car crashed into a Buena Park building, injuring two people, on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    2 Injured When Car Collides With Other Vehicle in Buena Park, Crashes Into Building

    A car crashed into a Buena Park business on Monday after colliding with another vehicle, injuring both drivers, authorities said. The incident occurred about 1 p.m. in the 7900 block of Commonwealth Avenue (map), said Cpl. Andy Luong of the Buena Park Police Department. The impact of the collision between the two cars sent one of them into the side of the building, Luong said. The drivers suffered non-serious injuries, he said. Neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the […]

  • Investigators are seen near a vehicle that crashed on a bridge in Lake View Terrace on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lake View Terrace Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

    One person was killed and five others were taken to hospitals Monday night after an SUV slammed into an oncoming pickup truck in Lake View Terrace, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. on a bridge near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Foothill Place (map), said Detective Bill Bustos of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 1987 Toyota 4Runner, occupied by a driver and four passengers, was traveling at a high-rate of speed when it drifted into an oncoming […]

  • San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies are seen outside a home during an operation on Dec. 5, 2014. (Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

    33 Gang Members Arrested in San Bernardino, Highland by Multi-Agency Task Force

    A multi-agency operation in San Bernardino and Highland has resulted in the arrests of 33 people known gang members, on a variety of charges including murder and attempted murder, authorities announced Monday. The arrests were made by a task force that was formed after investigators in March noticed an increase in homicides and carjackings in the two cities, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The group was comprised of investigators from the sheriff’s and […]

  • Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision in Alhambra on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    13 Injured When Truck Slams Into Parked Vehicles In Alhambra; Suspected DUI Driver Arrested

    A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a crash in Alhambra that left 13 people injured, four of them critically, police said. The incident occurred near the intersection of North Fremont Avenue and Poplar Boulevard (map), in a residential neighborhood where several homes were festooned with holiday lights and decorations. A red pickup truck was traveling northbound on Fremont when it made a turn across oncoming  traffic and struck two parked minivans, said Lt. Garrett Kennedy of the […]

  • A makeshift memorial was erected at a vigil for Ashlee Armond, 20, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for Woman, 20, Found Dead in Submerged Car in Long Beach Channel

    Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil Sunday night in Long Beach for a 20-year-old woman whose body was found in her car, submerged in a drainage channel, hours after she was reported missing. Long Beach police located a 2001 green Honda Civic in the Los Cerritos Channel, near East Fifth Street (map), Saturday night and a dive team recovered the body of Ashlee Armond, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a department news release. The car was initially […]

  • Aubrey Andrews, 20, is seen in a photo released by the Sacramento Police Department.

    Missing Sacramento Woman, 9 Months Pregnant, May Be in Southern California: Police

    Police and family members on Sunday asked for the public’s help in finding a missing Sacramento woman who is nine months pregnant and may be in Southern California. Aubrey Andrews, 20, was last seen about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 near her home in the 5900 block of Jacinto Avenue (map), near Elk Grove, according to a news release from the Sacramento Police Department. Andrews was reportedly “distraught” when she drove off in her white four-door Toyota Prius, the release said. […]