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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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Auburn Fight involves 25, gang link suspected (Auburn, CA): A large fight between two reported street gangs started with gunfire and ended with one arrest and five people injured in north Auburn Wednesday night.
Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today    Date: February 20, 2009

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FBI joins fight against Northside suburban gangs (Cherokee County, GA): Gangs in Forsyth and Cherokee counties will soon be facing a triple threat from two sheriff’s offices and the FBI. The three agencies are teaming up to combat the growing threat of gangs in these two suburban counties, Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 20, 2009

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72 arrested in gang sweep in Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL): Authorities rounded up 72 people on Thursday who are believed to be involved in gangs. The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office held a news conference announcing the sweep and posting the 72 suspects' mug shots on a wall for reporters.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 20, 2009

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Gang-related stabbing lands five in custody, victims included (Simi Valley, CA): Three Simi Valley residents are being held in custody on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang stemming from a confrontation that occurred Tues., Feb. 10 outside a home in Simi Valley.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: February 20, 2009

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Court upholds gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): Two times this month, the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth has upheld elements related to criminal convictions stemming from violations of the first gang injunction the city and county took on.
Source: Times Record News    Date: February 20, 2009

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Six reputed gang members of Bayview gang added to city's gang injunction (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco Superior Court judge has agreed to add six suspected members of a Bayview criminal street gang to one of the city's civil gang injunctions, according to city attorneys.
Source: KPIX CBS 5     Date: February 19, 2009

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Pocono teens charged in murder part of Juggalo gang known for violent rap (Pocono, PA): Between the clown face paint and the goofy name, Juggalos aren't always taken seriously. But the Monroe County Gang Task Force considers some Juggalos a dangerous and growing gang.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: February 19, 2009

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Jail gang unit impacts community prevention (Larimer County, CO): A Larimer County Sheriff's Office effort is helping the agency collect information on area gangs. The Detention Center Gang Unit gathers intelligence - based on behavior and identifying marks such as tattoos - about known or potential gang members who pass through the county jail.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: February 19, 2009

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Portland steers anti-gang money to streets (Portland, OR): In a rare move, Portland's new police commissioner is terminating grants for six youth outreach agencies four months early and redirecting the remaining $120,000 to support eight to 10 street-based gang outreach workers.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 19, 2009

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Gang task force (Asheville, NC): Local law officers say gang activity is on the rise, so they're joining forces to try and get a handle on it.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: February 19, 2009

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Gang leader sentenced (Portsmouth, VA): 20-year-old Arous Phillips, described as a leader of a Portsmouth Bounty Hunters Bloods gang, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: February 18, 2009

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Bruning backs anti-gang effort (Lincoln, NE): A legislative proposal designed to help Omaha establish a gang-violence prevention program has won a key ally. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has agreed to support creation of an office of violence prevention within the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 18, 2009

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Police say cell phone links teenage suspect to gang (Manatee County, FL): A cell phone belonging to a Palmetto teenager charged with murder indicates the boy may be connected to a gang, Bradenton police said.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: February 18, 2009

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Lake City grappling with crime (Seattle, WA): It was just before 6 p.m. Saturday a couple weeks back when police were called to Lake City. A man told officers he had opened the door of his house and was shot in the leg. The scene was turned over to gang unit detectives.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 17, 2009

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Orland drive-by nets one arrest (Orland, CA): An Orland man is behind bars today on suspicion of attempted murder after police say shot up the house of a former gang rival.
Source: Willows-Journal    Date: February 17, 2009

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Rockford gang members held over fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members from Rockford -- who prosecutors say were looking to beat up any rival they could find -- were ordered held without bond today for the fatal shooting of a teen over the weekend.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 17, 2009

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Stabbing victim found walking around Tempe (Tempe, AZ): Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the base of "A" mountain near ASU in Tempe about 9:40 p.m. Monday. Tempe police said they received a call about a stabbing victim walking in the area of Rio Salado Parkway and Packard Drive.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 17, 2009

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Rival gangs rumble inside Manhattan courthouse (Manhattan, NY): A bloody feud between two uptown gangs spread downtown today when a wild melee erupted outside a Manhattan courtroom.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 17, 2009

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CHP helping Sacramento beef up anti-gang patrol (Sacramento, CA): With resources stretched thin – and no relief in sight – Sacramento police are welcoming help from the California Highway Patrol in the city's struggle against gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 17, 2009

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FBI: More gangs are migrating to suburbs, rural areas (Victorville, CA): Expanding drug distribution territories, increasing illicit revenue, recruiting new members and hiding from law enforcement are among the reasons gang members are moving to areas like the Victor valley, according to a recently released FBI report.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: February 17, 2009

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