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Wilmington Police Chief pushes state lawmakers for tougher gun laws (Wilmington, NC): For the first time, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous spoke about a bill that could make gun laws tougher in North Carolina. Evangelous presented the plan to state and local lawmakers Friday. He outlined various recommendations addressing "growing gun violence and gang activity."
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 14, 2014

Connecting the community with organizations against gang violence (Wilmington, NC): The resources and services provided by many local groups was the main focus for the latest community conversation on fighting gun and gang violence.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 11, 2014

Police say women taking more active role in gangs (Wilmington, NC): A teenage girl's arrest last week for the murder of a gang member raises a big question: what is the role of women in gangs in our area? The Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit says the role of women in local gangs has shifted since the late '90s.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: February 10, 2014

WPD looking for stronger gun laws to cut down on gang violence (Wilmington, NC) : The Wilmington Police Department is looking for stronger gun laws to help crack down on gang violence in the Port City.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 8, 2014

Summit to focus on gangs (Rocky Mount, NC): Local faith leaders are joining with police on Tuesday to present a public gang awareness summit. "“We are trying to take systematic approaches to combat some of the violence going on in our city," said Bishop Shelton C. Daniel of Greater Joy Baptist Church.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: February 8, 2014

Gang problems throughout county (Tarboro, NC): Three recent gang-related incidents in Edgecombe County are part of a growing nuisance that law enforcement is combating. One incident involved a 15-year-old Rocky Mount teenager being gunned down by an alleged gang member.
Source: The Daily Southerner    Date: February 5, 2014

Contest broadens anti-gang awareness (Henderson, NC): The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with schools in Vance County to launch its first anti-gang poster contest. The contest encourages students in Vance County to express their feelings on gangs and their negative influence in the community. It is also designed to promote awareness and benefits of being gang-free.
Source: The Daily Dispatch    Date: February 4, 2014

Four shot at N.C. church; boy, 12, critically wounded (Raleigh, NC): Police in Rocky Mount are searching for a man who sprayed a church playground with gunfire, striking four youths and leaving a 12-year-old boy gravely wounded.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: January 28, 2014

Violent crime shot up in 2013; police chief cites heroin among causes (Wilmington, NC): Authorities have highlighted the neighborhoods for confirmed gang activity–a headline maker in 2013 as a reported turf feud between Bloods and Crips came under attention and prompted numerous anti-gang efforts, including one to step up the presence of law enforcement in public housing areas.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: January 21, 2014

Gang member charged with second-degree murder of elderly man (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man–who police say is a validated gang member–has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of an 86-year-old man.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: January 18, 2014

Wilmington leaders meet to discuss how to combat gang violence (Wilmington, NC): The conversation continued Monday night about how to combat gang violence in the Port City. Community leaders met at the public library downtown to discuss resources for at-risk youth.
Source: TWC News    Date: January 13, 2014

What programs are already working to keep kids out of gangs (New Hanover County, NC): Styrus Daniels was one of close to 100 people to attend a forum Monday night about mental health, education and gang violence in downtown Wilmington. Hosted by New Hanover County, a panel of five experts explained the services they offer to students and families, in hopes of improving the community.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 13, 2014

N.C. fugitive apprehended in Beckley (Benson, NC) : The coordination of multiple state and national agencies resulted in the arrest of a North Carolina fugitive and gang member in the Beckley area Dec. 31, 2013, according to a press release from the Benson, N.C., Police Department.
Source: The Register-Herald    Date: January 6, 2014

Conference highlights gang crimes in NC (Mount Olive, NC): The Crypts, the Bloods and MS-13 are no longer just in New York City or Los Angeles. The infamous gangs have made their way to our state and are wreaking havoc in even some of the smallest towns. "Gangs are really omnipresent in this state," said Mark Bridgeman, president of the N.C. Gang Investigators Association.
Source: TWC News    Date: January 3, 2014

Anti-gang efforts to focus more on female associates (Wilmington, NC): Local police will be homing in on the female associates of local gangs in 2014, Wilmington Police Department Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham told an assembled group of law enforcement, social workers and assorted other personnel on Friday.
Source: StarNews    Date: January 3, 2014

WPD seeking grant for gang prevention program (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department is in the process of applying for a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission. According to Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham with the Wilmington Police Department, the request is for just under $100 thousand that will be used to fund a new gang prevention program.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: December 23, 2013

Virginia gang member charged in murder (Fairmont, NC): After nearly three straight days of investigation and court proceedings, a Virginia gang-member has been arrested in the shooting death of 33-year-old Travis Brown, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: December 20, 2013

Saying goodbye to the program Gang of One (Charlotte, NC): The anti-gang prevention program called The Gang of One will shut down on Friday. The program has been in Charlotte for a decade. Over the past 10 years, Gang of One has received a nearly $4 million federally funded grant. The money has run out and local politicians are not coming to the rescue.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: December 17, 2013

Murder trial opens in gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A disagreement and disrespect -- that's what prosecutors say led Christopher Spence to pull out a shotgun at a birthday and graduation party last year after midnight on July 8, 2012, pumping the trigger again and again, destroying rival gang member Kirt Williams.
Source: WDEL News    Date: December 4, 2013

Communication, collaboration the focus of most recent gang-violence meeting (Wilmington, NC): When it comes to curbing the recent rise in gang-related crimes in Wilmington, three words are at the core of finding a long-term solution–cooperation, collaboration and communication.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: December 3, 2013

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