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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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  • Seven people were arrested in protests on the 101 Freeway on Nov. 26, 2014. (Credit: Pat Kightlinger/KTLA)

    183 Arrested Overnight in Ferguson-Related L.A. Protests; 101 Freeway Briefly Shut Down

    Protests resumed in Southern California on Wednesday, two days after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed and unarmed black teenager. Activists have taken to the streets — and freeways — of Los Angeles and other U.S. cities following Monday’s announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. More Ferguson-related demonstrations were expected to be held locally on Wednesday. The activist group Occupy […]

  • Protesters walked onto the northbound 5 Freeway and blocked traffic on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (Photo via KSWB)

    Ferguson Protesters Block Traffic on 5 Freeway in San Diego

    Dozens of protesters walked onto the northbound 5 Freeway in San Diego on Wednesday morning and temporarily blocked traffic, in an apparent response to a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown. The group of demonstrators, holding signs that read “KNOW JUSTICE KNOW PEACE” and “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” formed a line across all four northbound lanes near Nobel Drive (map) shortly before 7 a.m., aerial video showed. With their morning […]

  • Firefighters battled a dramatic blaze at an apartment building in Rowland Heights. (Credit: RMG News)

    7 Injured in Rowland Heights Apartment Fire

    Seven people were injured after a fire broke out late Tuesday night at an apartment building in Rowland Heights, authorities said. A caller reported the blaze at 11:25 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Otterbein, just south of the 60 Freeway (map), according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The structure was evacuated and the blaze was extinguished within about 30 minutes, a department spokesperson said. One person suffered moderate burns, while six others had minor burns, the […]

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    2nd Day of Protests in L.A. Follow Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Demonstrators March to LAPD Headquarters

    For the second straight day, protests over the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old spilled into Los Angeles streets and temporarily forced the complete closure of a downtown freeway. Demonstrations had been planned for the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the campuses of USC and UCLA, and Leimert Park in South L.A. About 4 p.m., hundreds could be seen walking with signs through South L.A. Protesters shut down multiple intersections along […]

  • Firefighters worked to extinguish a house fire in Granada Hills on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Extinguish House Fire in Granada Hills; No Injuries

    Forty-six firefighters on Tuesday morning extinguished a fire at a home in Granada Hills. No one was injured, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. LAFD personnel responded about 7:30 a.m. to the 16000 block of San Fernando Mission Boulevard (map), where a single-story house was engulfed in flames, the department said on Twitter. Aerial video showed at least seven firefighters on the roof of the residence, some using axes in an apparent effort to ventilate the structure. Meanwhile, dramatic […]

  • The body of a man was found outside a bank in Boyle Heights after reports of a shooting on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man’s Body Found Outside Bank in Boyle Heights After Report of Shooting

    The body of a man was found outside a bank in Boyle Heights on Tuesday morning after reports of a shooting. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division responded about 4:30 a.m. to a Bank of America branch in the 3400 block of Whittier Boulevard, near Spence Street (map), according to an LAPD spokesperson. Los Angeles firefighters were called to the location, where the deceased man’s body was seen near an ATM and the bank’s front entrance. Aerial […]

  • West Covina police shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on them and wounded a K-9 on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, officials said. (Credit: KTLA/West Covina Police Department)

    Police Shoot, Kill Man in West Covina After Finding Body of Fatal Shooting Victim; K-9 Wounded

    Police shot and killed a man in West Covina late Sunday night after he allegedly opened fire on them and wounded a K-9, authorities said. The incident occurred less than an hour after officers found the body of another man who had been fatally shot in a nearby “related” incident. Officers responded about 11 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 1400 block of East Badillo Street (map), where they discovered the body of a shooting victim on […]

  • Palm trees are hit by high winds in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Red Flag Warning Issued for SoCal Amid Santa Ana Winds, Dry Conditions

    A red flag warning was issued Monday morning for parts of Southern California amid gusty winds and dangerous fire conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The warning, prompted by weak-to-moderate Santa Ana winds, is scheduled to remain in effect through Wednesday afternoon in the mountainous areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and the Santa Clarita Valley, the Weather Service said. Northeast winds are expected to reach up to 40 mph in the valleys and coastal areas during the […]

  • Investigators worked at the scene where two children died in a residential fire in San Bernardino on Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Extreme Fire Hazards’ Found at Illegally Occupied Home Where 2 Children Died in Fire

    Two young children died and their father was critically injured Thursday morning after a fire broke out at their illegally occupied San Bernardino apartment, which lacked a smoke detector, authorities said. The children’s pregnant mother had gone into labor just hours before the fire and checked herself into the hospital, authorities said. She had not been told of her family’s fate. Firefighters arrived shortly after 3:05 a.m. at the home, in the 200 block of West 14th Street (map), and heard screams coming from inside, […]