John A. Moreno was a web producer with KTLA 5 News. He left the station in July 2016.

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  • Elderly Thousand Oaks Couple, Facing Eviction Due to Alleged Fraud, Receives Outpouring of Support From Neighbors and Investigators

    The pending eviction of an eighty-something couple from their longtime home in Thousand Oaks, the result of alleged fraud by a relative, has prompted an outpouring of support from neighbors and law enforcement officials. Helen and Hank Kawecki on Monday are scheduled to be expelled from the house they’ve lived in for 56 years, after signing the deed over to a grandson who “mortgaged the property to the maximum with three loans and defaulted on all the loans … then […]

  • 7-Year-Old Girl Killed, 3 Boys and Mother Critically Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in South L.A.

    A 7-year-old girl was killed and three young boys and a woman were critically injured early Sunday evening when the car in which they were traveling crashed into a home in South L.A., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The woman, identified as the children’s mother and the driver of the vehicle, was later arrested on suspicion of DUI, said Sgt. J. Kelly, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the 700 […]

  • Shootout at Hawthorne Barbershop Leaves 1 Man Dead, Another Wounded: Authorities

    A shootout at a Hawthorne barbershop on Saturday afternoon left one man dead, authorities said, and investigators found a wounded man at a hospital who was believed to have been involved in the incident. The Hawthorne Police Department about 4 p.m. received a 911 call of “numerous” gunshots fired in the 12800 block of Crenshaw Boulevard, Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said at an evening news conference at the scene. Officers arrived to find an unidentified man fatally shot inside the […]

  • Woman Sentenced to 22 Years to Life in Prison for DUI Crash That Killed 6-Year-Old Girl in Santa Ana

    A 37-year-old DUI driver on Friday was sentenced to 22 years to life in state prison for murdering a 6-year-old girl and injuring the girl’s 7-year sister and their mother by striking the three victims in a Santa Ana crosswalk in 2012. On April 15, a jury found Jessicah Louise Cowan guilty of: one felony count each of murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated, hit and run with permanent injury or death, hit and run with injury; two […]

  • Firefighters Stop Forward Progress of Brush Fire in Lake Sherwood Area; 78 Acres Burned: Officials

    About 375 firefighters on Wednesday evening halted the forward progress of a “low-intensity” brush fire that scorched 78 acres in the Lake Sherwood area, the Ventura County Fire Department said. No structures were threatened by the blaze, which broke out near Thousand Oaks shortly before 4 p.m. and was driven by light winds, fire Capt. Mike Lindbery said on Twitter. There were no reports of injuries. The fire was 0 percent contained as of 7 p.m., according to the captain, and was stopped about 2 […]

  • Burbank Police Use Taser to Subdue Allegedly Violent Teen; Mother Says She Told Officer Her Son Has Autism

    The Burbank Police Department has released details of a July 8 traffic stop that resulted in an officer using pepper spray and a Taser to subdue a 16-year-old boy described by the agency as “combative.” In a tearful interview with the Burbank Leader on Wednesday morning, Tawnya Nevarez, the teen’s mother, said she repeatedly warned the policeman that her son has autism and apologized for his unresponsiveness, the newspaper reported. The encounter began about 4:25 p.m. in the area of Burbank Boulevard […]

  • Navy Sailor Allegedly Stabs and Kills Girlfriend, Is Arrested After Pursuit Ends in Riverside: Report

    A Navy sailor suspected of fatally stabbing his girlfriend was apprehended Monday morning after allegedly leading authorities on a pursuit from San Diego to Riverside, according to authorities and news reports. Jared Bischoff, 25, of Riverside, was being held without bail on suspicion of murder, according to online records. Citing the U.S. Navy, the Los Angeles Times identified Bischoff as a sailor who enlisted in February 2013. At about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, a caller to the Riverside Police Department reported a possible domestic […]

  • Authorities Release Photo of Tagger Sought in Defacing of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Venice

    Authorities on Wednesday released a photo of one of several people suspected of vandalizing a Venice mural memorializing Vietnam War veterans in May. Investigators believe the man in the image is known by the moniker “NONER” and is connected to a tagging group in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The other vandals used the names “PHEB,” “SNAKE” and “LITER,” the statement said. The damage to the wall, located […]

  • West Hills Couple in Their 80s Died in RV Crash: Coroner

    Update, posted 12:50 p.m. Tuesday: Two people found dead in a recreational vehicle that crashed in the Canoga Park area were identified by the county coroner’s office as Charles Albert Meehleis, 84, and Roslyn Hasselle Meehleis, 82, both of West Hills. The couple were husband and wife, the Daily News reported. Original story, last updated 6:53 p.m. Monday: Two people were found dead inside an RV on Monday afternoon after the vehicle slammed into a fence on an overpass above the Browns […]

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