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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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Gangs recruit new members via Internet, officials say (Sandy, UT): Parents frequently give their children, especially those in junior high and high school, lots of warnings. When they are at school, they are warned to stay away from drugs and gangs.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 2, 2009
http://deseretnews.com/...

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Man arrested in Cedar Hills, accused in Washington state gang killing (Washington County, WA): The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team arrested an 18-year-old man today in connection with a gang killing last week in Lakewood, Wash.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 2, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Are gangs making a comeback in Fairfax County? (Fairfax County, VA): A 15-year-old is playing basketball wearing color-specific clothing when verbal threats by a group of other teens lead to violence. The lone boy is knocked down, kicked in the face and punched repeatedly as he tries to escape the group.
Source: The Fairfax County Times    Date: April 2, 2009
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/...

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As numbers rise, police react to gang threat (Howard County, MD): At the age of 16, Daymar Wimbish and two other boys set fire to a house in northwest Baltimore, killing a man on the second floor.
Source: Howard County Times    Date: April 2, 2009
http://www.explorehoward.com/...

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Gang activity causes concern in Brentwood (Brentwood, PA): Brentwood Mayor Ken Lockhart wants to put an end to gangs in the borough, particularly in Brentwood Park.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: April 2, 2009
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/...

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Midtown Mafia gang leader arrested in Salem City (Salem, NJ): The self-proclaimed leader of the Midtown Mafia street gang operating in the city was arrested during a raid here this week, police announced on Thursday.
Source: Today's Sunbeam    Date: April 2, 2009
http://www.nj.com/...

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Suspected gang members arrested after fight (Sioux City, IA): Five suspected gang members were taken into police custody after a large fight in Sioux City Wednesday night.
Source: KCAU-TV     Date: April 2, 2009
http://www.kcautv.com/...

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D.A. seeks injunctions against gangs in DHS (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Suspected members of two Desert Hot Springs gangs face possible injunctions next month aimed at stifling their presence in key parts of the west Coachella Valley city, which has been plagued by gang-related crime for decades.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 2, 2009
http://www.mydesert.com/...

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Nine get in gang-related fight at Chaska High School (Chaska, MN): Chaska police are investigating a gang-related fight involving nine male students that broke out Wednesday in the Chaska High School commons area.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.startribune.com/...

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Judge extends temporary injunction on reputed Bloods gang members (El Paso, TX): A judge today extended for two more weeks a temporary restraining order against 27 reputed members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Helping teens stay out of gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): A year ago, prior to the start of the 18th annual Utah Gang Conference, growing gang violence was on the minds of law enforcers and community leaders.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 1, 2009
http://deseretnews.com/...

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Law enforcement, residents take on gangs (El Paso, TX): Eyes quickly dart away after two young men in baggy jeans glance at police Officer Anthony Weathersbee's patrol car rolling through what could be the most notorious neighborhood in El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Shooting fuels fears of gang expansion (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore police arrested three suspected gang members from Anne Arundel County Sunday night after gunfire erupted on a street corner in Brooklyn.
Source: Maryland Gazette    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.hometownglenburnie.com/...

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Gang confab: Crime ensnaring Utah's Polynesian youth (Salt Lake City, UT): A Glendale Family Dollar store manager killed during a botched robbery. A Kearns High School student shot blocks from a campus swarming with students.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Gang crime up in Phoenix as police brace for spillover from Mexican drug wars (Phoenix, AZ): Gang-related crimes have gone up 28 percent in Phoenix since 2004 and police say that could increase as more violence between Mexican drug cartels and smuggling rings spills over into U.S. border states such as Arizona.
Source: Phoenix Business Journal    Date: April 1, 2009
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Springfield gets $1.4 million grant to help fight youth violence (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement and youth service agencies, assisted by a $1.4 million state grant, have announced plans for a series of neighborhood deployments to combat gang and youth violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

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Street gang leaves mark on neighborhood (Bennettsville, SC): A criminal street gang has marked it's territory in a Pee Dee neighborhood. Police tell us they're using an abandoned house to funnel their drugs and weapons operations.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.carolinalive.com/...

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St. Paul seeks to block gang from Cinco De Mayo (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul city officials announced Monday that the city is filing a legal injunction against a nationally known street gang which has recently made its presence felt in the city.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: March 31, 2009
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/...

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Increased patrol nets arrests of 17 gang members (Watsonville, CA): Seventeen gang members were arrested and multiple weapons were seized last week after Watsonville police increased patrol efforts in response to recent gang violence.
Source: Register-Pajaronian    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.register-pajaronian.com/...

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Trial starts for man indicted under SC gang law (Columbia, SC): The first man indicted under a South Carolina gang crime law is going on trial.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.wbtv.com/...

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