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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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  • Motorists stranded on the 710 Freeway looked on as a tanker truck carrying gasoline burned in Bell on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (Credit: Ludwing Perez)

    710 Freeway Fully Reopens After Tanker Truck Crash That Ignited Inferno

    The southbound side of the 710 Freeway in Bell reopened Monday evening, more than 24 hours after a tanker truck crash ignited an inferno that sent dramatic flames and plumes of thick black smoke high into the air above southeast Los Angeles County. The single-vehicle collision occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the southbound side of the interstate, near Florence Avenue (map), when the driver of the truck heard “a loud pop” shortly after entering the freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Galvan said. “He started […]

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    Driver Dies After Car Slams Into Construction Crane in West Hollywood

    A man died Monday morning when the car he was driving slammed into mobile construction crane that was parked on a street in West Hollywood, authorities said. The car was eastbound on Sunset Boulevard, near Sweetzer Avenue, about 4:16 a.m. when it collided with the crane, said Sgt. Kevin Rasmussen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Aerial video of the scene showed a severely damaged Toyota Prius near the crane, which was mounted atop a four-wheel vehicle. The unidentified driver was treated […]

  • Firefighters battled a fire at a home in Lincoln Heights on Monday, April 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Lincoln Heights

    Firefighters on Monday morning were battling a house fire in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The blaze was reported about 6:40 a.m. in the 2300 block of Coral Street. Aerial video showed flames emanating from what appeared to be a shed on a balcony outside the home. A handful of firefighters were seen on the roof of the house. No other information was immediately available. Correction: An earlier version of this report misstated the neighborhood where the fire occurred. The […]

  • A suspected burglar was shot and fatally wounded by police at a Rite Aid in Fountain Valley on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Burglar Shot, Fatally Wounded by Police at Fountain Valley Rite Aid

    A suspected burglar died Sunday morning after being shot by police at a drugstore in Fountain Valley, authorities said. Officers responded to a commercial burglary call about 4 a.m. at a Rite Aid in the 18300 block of Brookhurst Street (map), where they discovered the store’s glass front door had been shattered, said Sgt. Tony Luce of the Fountain Valley Police Department. Police entered the store, observed a suspected burglar and opened fire, Luce said. It was unclear what prompted […]

  • An officer opened fire as a stolen vehicle drove toward police in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 26, 2015, officials said. It was unclear if anyone was struck by gunfire. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officer Opens Fire After Pursuit in Huntington Beach; Vehicle Occupants Flee: Police

    An officer opened fire on a stolen vehicle that drove toward police after a pursuit early Sunday morning in Huntington Beach, officials said. At least two occupants, possibly three, were inside the vehicle and were being sought after abandoning it in a cul-de-sac, the Huntington Beach Police Department said in a statement. Officers began chasing the vehicle about 2:50 a.m. near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street (map), the statement said. The pursuit ended in the Huntington Harbor area, where […]

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    Woman Dead, Man Seriously Injured in Woodland Hills Apartment Fire

    An apartment fire in Woodland Hills left a woman dead and a man seriously injured, authorities said. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

  • Kimberly Pappas, 25, is seen in a booking photo. (Credit: Redford Township Police)

    Newborn’s Body Found in Desk Drawer After Michigan Woman Gives Birth at Work: Prosecutors

    A Michigan woman remained jailed Saturday on suspicion of murder and child abuse after prosecutors said she gave birth in a restroom at her workplace, wrapped the newborn boy in a plastic bag and placed him in a desk drawer. Kimberly Pappas, 25, was arraigned Friday in District Court on charges of felony murder, first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse, according to a news release from the Redford Township Police Department. After giving birth March 31, Pappas allegedly cut the […]

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    3 Dead in Fire at South El Monte Tire Shop; Firefighter Sustains Facial Burns in Rescue Attempt

    Three adults were killed and a firefighter suffered facial burns in a two-alarm fire at a tire shop in South El Monte on Saturday, authorities said. A caller about 5:30 a.m. said Molotov cocktails were thrown at the business in the 1200 block of Santa Anita Boulevard, said Inspector Chris Reade of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find thick black smoke and flames emanating from the front of the structure. Firefighters then saw a man on fire, but he […]

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    Suspected Street-Racing Crash in Playa Vista Leaves 1 Dead

    A suspected street-racing crash in Playa Vista left one person dead early Saturday morning, authorities said. The high-speed collision occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on the eastbound 90 Freeway, near South Centinela Avenue (map), according to the California Highway Patrol. An unidentified male driver lost control of his vehicle, struck the center divider and was ejected from the car, the CHP said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Three of the four eastbound lanes were temporarily closed as crews […]