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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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    Union Bank Customers Temporarily Unable to Access Funds, Process Transactions Amid Hourslong Service Outage

    Union Bank customers throughout the West Coast on Tuesday afternoon reported problems accessing their accounts online and at ATMs, but the company said the problem was resolved by 6 p.m. As early as 9:33 a.m., a tweet from Union Bank’s official Twitter account acknowledged the institution was “experiencing extended processing delays.” “Account details will be available soon. We apologize for any inconvenience,” the tweet said, in response to a customer who complained about being unable to use his ATM card, check his balance […]

  • A man was taken into custody after allegedly breaking into a home in Encino on May 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody After Allegedly Breaking Into Home in Encino; Resident Injured in Altercation: Police

    A man was taken into custody Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking into a home in Encino, where an altercation left a resident injured, authorities said. Shortly before 6 a.m., officers responded to a report of an individual running through backyards in the 4100 block of Hayvenhurst Drive, said Capt. Rafael Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department. “Apparently that individual did break into one of the residences” and was confronted by the homeowners, one of whom was injured in the altercation, according […]

  • Carlos Jovel, 16, left, and Gustavo Ramirez, 15, were reported missing on April 29, 2016, family members said. (Photos courtesy of Sandra Jovel)

    2 Bodies Recovered From L.A. River in Cypress Park Area Amid Search for 2 Missing Teens, Police Say

    Two male bodies were recovered Sunday from the Los Angeles River in the Cypress Park area, where a search for two missing teenage boys was being conducted, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities did not immediately confirm the identities of the deceased individuals. “This is a dangerous area. We tell people to stay away from moving water,” LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar said, noting that the bodies were found in a stretch of the river where the water was as […]

  • A blow up figure of Donald Trump is seen at a May Day event in downtown L.A. on May 1, 2016. (Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

    May Day Protests: Demonstrators Rally Peacefully in Downtown L.A.; No Arrests Made

    Thousands of May Day demonstrators marched and rallied peacefully in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday — some speaking out in support of workers and immigrants, others criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. No arrests were made at the protests, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery told the Los Angeles Times. “It was a peaceful 1st Amendment exercise, with no incidents,” the sergeant said, adding that 129 parking tickets were issued and about 59 vehicles were impounded after being improperly parked along protest […]

  • Firefighters and sheriff's deputies coaxed a small bear out of an apartment in Avon, Colorado, on April 30, 2016. (Credit: Eagle River Fire Protection District)

    Video Shows Firefighters, Deputies Coaxing Small Bear Out of Colorado Apartment

    An apparently hungry bear somehow made its way into a second-floor apartment in Avon, Colorado, early Saturday morning, prompting a response from sheriff’s deputies and firefighters. The Eagle River Fire Protection District’s Engine 7 was dispatched to the home after the small intruder was reported to be rummaging through a refrigerator about 4:45 a.m., according to a post on the agency’s Facebook page. A brief video released by the fire department shows four firefighters and two Eagle County deputies in a hallway, […]

  • Guillermo Ortiz Jr. was identified by police as a "person of interest" after a fatal hit-and-run collision in Vernon on April 30, 2016.

    ‘Person of Interest’ Sought After Vernon Hit-and-Run Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured: Police

    A man was being sought Saturday after an early morning hit-and-run collision in Vernon that left one man dead and a third man injured, authorities said. About 3 a.m., the deadly incident was preceded by a minor crash involving a semitrailer at the intersection of Soto and 37th streets, said Detective Sgt. Brandon Gray of the Vernon Police Department. The big rig proceeded westbound on 37th to Santa Fe Avenue, where it ran a red light and collided with a […]

  • Several vehicles were damaged in a Valley Glen crash that resulted in multiple injuries on April 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Grandmother Killed, 5 Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision in Valley Glen

    A 63-year-old grandmother was killed and five others were injured, including three of the woman’s grandchildren, Saturday afternoon when a car collided with several other vehicles and struck an apartment building in Valley Glen, officials said. The crash occurred about 4:10 p.m. in the 12700 block of Vanowen Street, when a white 2011 BMW attempted to pass a silver Ford Mustang that was traveling westbound, according to Detective Bill Bustos of the Los Angeles Police Department. The BMW clipped the Mustang, whose driver lost control […]

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    Powerball Jackpot Grows to $348 Million After Weeks Without Grand Prize Winner

    Less than four months after reaching a record $1.586 billion, the Powerball jackpot is again steadily growing, hitting an estimated $348 million after Saturday night’s drawing, the Multi-State Lottery Association said. The winning numbers for the latest Powerball game, announced shortly before 8 p.m., were: 3, 12, 16, 32 and 34, with a Powerball number of 14. Although no one won the grand prize, more than 1,236,000 people won a total of about $12.8 million, according to The current jackpot has now rolled […]

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    Prince to Be Honored at Public Memorial Service at L.A. City Hall

    A memorial service will be held in honor of pop icon Prince on May 6 outside Los Angeles City Hall, organizers announced Wednesday. The event, set to begin at 5 p.m., will feature “very special guests to honor (Prince’s) legacy in music and philanthropy,” according to an invitation posted on Facebook. The start time had initially been scheduled for 11 a.m. A spokeswoman for Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson confirmed his office was working with fellow city officials and community leaders to arrange the memorial, […]