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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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    Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Huntington Beach; Driver in Custody

    One man died and another was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday after a crash involving a motorized bicycle and car in Huntington Beach, authorities said. Numerous 911 callers reported the collision, near the intersection of Bolsa Chica Street and Oahu Drive, about 6:30 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department said in a statement. Officers arrived to find people tending to the injured bicyclist, a 55-year-old resident of the city.

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    2 in Custody After Pomona Shooting Leaves Man Wounded

    Two men were booked for attempted murder Monday after a possibly gang-related shooting in Pomona that left a 21-year-old man hospitalized, authorities said. Sergio C. DeLa Cruz, 21, of Pomona, and Carlos A. Monge, 24, of Fontana, were each booked for attempted murder and were being held on $500,000 bail, according to a press release from the Pomona Police Department. Multiple callers reported a shooting victim about 6:46 p.m. and said the gunmen may have fled the scene, at Dupont […]

  • A woman jumped out of a car after her face was slashed in East Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman’s Face Slashed Before She Jumps From Car in East L.A. Area

    A woman jumped from a car after her face and chest were slashed with a knife Monday afternoon in the East Los Angeles area, authorities said. Deputies responded about 1:40 p.m. to the intersection of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and North Indiana Street (map), where the woman was found, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The woman, a Los Angeles resident whose name was not released, underwent surgery after being transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, […]

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    2 Fatally Shot in South Los Angeles; Shooter at Large

    Two people were fatally shot Monday afternoon in South Los Angeles, prompting the LAPD’s South Bureau to go on modified tactical alert, officials said. The incident involved at least two to four other people and stemmed from a dispute at nearby car wash, according to Detective Sal LaBarbera of the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting was reported at 2 p.m. near the intersection of West Florence and South Vermont avenues, where police found the two victims, said Officer Jane […]

  • A man matching the description of the "AK-47 Bandit" robbed a bank in Nebraska on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: FBI)

    ‘AK-47 Bandit,’ Who Shot Chino Officer in 2012, Tied to Nebraska Bank Robbery: Authorities

    A man who robbed a bank in Nebraska at gunpoint earlier this month matches the description of the so-called “AK-47 Bandit,” who shot and seriously wounded a Chino police officer during a bank heist in 2012, authorities said Sunday. The nickname refers to the type of assault rifle the man has brandished while targeting five banks in four states, including Washington and Idaho, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was carrying such a weapon in one hand and a duffel […]

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    Arson Suspect Found Holding Lighter Inside Burning Dana Point Building, Authorities Say

    A 27-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of deliberately setting a fire at a commercial building in Dana Point, authorities said. No one was injured in the incident. Alex Espinoza, a resident of Laguna Niguel, was booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of arson and burglary, according to a news release. Deputies responded about 3:45 a.m. to a report of breaking glass and a suspicious person at the Dana Point Arts Building, in the 34100 […]

  • One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Castaic on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Just In)

    1 Dead in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic; All Lanes Reopened

    A fatal multi-vehicle crash on the northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic Sunday afternoon prompted a SigAlert and the temporary closure of two lanes, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said. One female victim was killed and seven people were injured in the collision, which occurred just north of Lake Hughes Road (map) shortly before 2 p.m., the spokesperson said. Four vehicles were involved in the incident, including a red pickup truck that overturned, according to the Highway Patrol’s online incident report. […]

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    Huntington Beach Police Use Humor in Anti-Brawling PSA

    Police in Huntington Beach may be serious about preventing brawls in the city, but that hasn’t prevented authorities from being humorous in a public service announcement about the issue. A subtitled video posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page Sunday admonishes residents and visitors: “Do NOT engage in a brawl in Huntington Beach.” But instead of footage of an actual scuffle in the coastal city, the tongue-in-cheek post shows a chaotic bar scene from the 1939 movie “Dodge City.” The PSA’s […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department investigators examined the crash scene on Highland Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Motorcycle Racing a Possible Factor in Fatal Crash Involving Tour Bus Near Hollywood Bowl, Police Say

    A 53-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday night after a crash involving a tour bus on a street near the Hollywood Bowl, police said. Several motorcycles were traveling northbound on Highland Avenue at a high rate of speed about 6 p.m. when one of them collided with the bus, which was passing though an intersection and heading toward an onramp to the the 101 Freeway, witnesses told LAPD investigators. The victim, a resident of Los Angeles, was transported to L.A. County-USC Medical […]