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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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Newport News targets growing gang problem (Newport News, VA): An increase in gang-related crime has taken a significant role in the upcoming fiscal year's budget negotiations, with city leaders, community members and even a state delegate offering ways to fight Newport News' growing gang problem.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 14, 2006

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Gang concerns put schools on edge (Trenton, NJ): Rumor-fueled concerns over escalating gang violence have put several Mercer County school systems on edge this week, adding to unease sown among residents and workers in Trenton by recent gang-related shootings and other crimes in the capital city.
Source: The Times    Date: April 13, 2006

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Waukegan gets $100,000 to fight influx of city gangs (Waukegan, IL): Citing a growing presence of Chicago gangs in the northern suburbs, law enforcement officials gathered Tuesday at a Waukegan school to announce a federal grant to combat them.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 12, 2006

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Sheriff aims to rein in gang activity (Bradenton, FL): The recent shooting at the DeSoto Square Mall, where a bullet blew through a window and into the shopping center, is part of an increasing trend of "blatant" violent acts, Manatee sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: April 12, 2006

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Two sought in robbery attempt (Ramsey County, MN): Ramsey County authorities said Tuesday they are looking for a gang member with a long arrest record and a juvenile in connection with the vicious attack and attempted robbery of a convenience store clerk during the weekend.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: April 12, 2006

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Street-gang case a first for Henrico (Henrico County, VA): Violent gang activity is now on the criminal record books in Henrico County. A group of young men and teens known as the "G'z," who stomped and stabbed a teen into a coma last year, have become the first gang members prosecuted in Henrico under Virginia's six-year-old criminal-street-gang statute.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 12, 2006

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Gunfire, possible gangs concern officials (Haltom City, TX): Residents and city officials expressed concern Monday night about recent gunfire and other disturbances connected with what they believe to be gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 11, 2006

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Shooting: Gang tie suspected (Fitchburg, MA): Police are investigating a possible gang connection in a Sunday evening drive-by shooting on Goddard Street that resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old from Townsend Street.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 11, 2006

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Police seek grant to combat gangs (Worcester, MA): The Police Department has mapped an attack on gang violence in the city that hinges on a state grant. Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said the department is asking the state Executive Office of Public Safety for a share of money from its Community Safety Initiative.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 10, 2006

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Sheriff says problem with gangs not new (New Iberia, LA): Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert said Friday that the street gang trouble on New Iberia’s western side isn’t new, and the solutions aren’t going to happen overnight.
Source: The Advocate    Date: April 8, 2006

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Program creates alternatives to gangs (Vineland, NJ): Gang activity is on the rise, and the local Police Athletic League hopes to use a $15,000 federal grant to give students an alternative to gangs and promote anti-gang education.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: April 8, 2006

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City boosts gang patrol (Pico Rivera, CA): Beginning Sunday, two new deputies riding together in one car will begin patroling in neighborhoods known for gang activity.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 8, 2006

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Two teens charged in taxicab robberies (Gwinnett County, GA): Two teenagers have been charged in a series of armed robberies of Hispanic taxicab drivers, police said Friday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 8, 2006

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Gang sweep nets 11 (Fall River, MA): A yearlong local and federal investigation into street gangs culminated in 11 arrests yesterday and "cut off the head of the snake" by snaring the reputed leader of the Mafioso Street Gang, law enforcement officials announced.
Source: The Stadard-Times    Date: April 8, 2006

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Group gets funds for gang prevention (Ayden, NC): Captain C.J. Hardy of the Greenville Police Department knows the repercussions of an opportunity lost.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: April 7, 2006

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Fort Worth investigates second gang shooting in two days (Fort Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a second gang shooting in as many days.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: April 7, 2006

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LA gang kills own in crossfire (Los Angeles, CA): Three gang members tried to ambush a suspected rival but ended up killing one of their own, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 7, 2006

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Another Houston gang member arrested (Houston, TX): The second of three members of a southwest Houston gang called "59 Bounty Hunters" wanted by Houston police, is now in custody after surrendering at HPD headquarters about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 6, 2006

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Hotline aimed at helping youth (Easton, PA): Community and religious leaders in Easton came up with an idea to help deter area teenagers and young adults from gang violence: a toll-free help line.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: April 6, 2006

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Edgewood man pulled from car, beaten, robbed (Hartford County, MD): Less than a week after an 18-year-old man was convicted in a gang-related murder, Harford County police said an Edgewood man was pulled from his vehicle and beaten Tuesday night in a suspected gang attack.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 6, 2006

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