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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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Six shots are fired during gang fight (West Valley City, UT): A 19-year-old man allegedly fired about six rounds at another man - missing each time - during a gang-related fight outside some homes in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 5, 2005

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Town meeting focuses on gang activity (Durant, FL): There was the young girl who never wore anything but long-sleeve shirts and, underneath, the same T-shirt. Her arms were scarred with homemade tattoos, made from the heat of a cigarette lighter.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: March 5, 2005

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Brothers ordered to trial (Visalia, CA): Two Earlimart brothers accused of nearly killing a pair of Tulare police officers will stand trial on attempted murder charges for an attack that permanently injured one officer and may have caused permanent damage to another.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 4, 2005

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Suspected members of gang arrested (Oroville, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday after Oroville Police officers responded to a disturbance on Oro Dam Boulevard.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: March 4, 2005

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Gang signs clear: Don't panic, police say; situation still well in hand (San Marcos, TX): Revelations of a Mexican Mafia gang connections to a contract killing plot targeting two San Marcos women caught many in the community by surprise this week.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record     Date: March 4, 2005

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Cops sting 2 gangs in Aurora (Aurora, IL): An 18-month undercover drug investigation involving the FBI and the Aurora Police Department culminated Thursday in the arrests of 19 people during a series of predawn raids in Aurora and other western suburbs.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 4, 2005

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Federal agents break up alleged Danbury-area drug ring (Bridgeport, CT): Federal agents and Danbury police arrested 16 people Friday as they busted an alleged drug-trafficking ring accused of distributing crack cocaine to dealers throughout the Danbury area.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: March 4, 2005

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Man was Nuestra Familia target (Salinas, CA): The man shot and critically wounded in the parking lot of a Salinas motel on Tuesday is Pablo Castañeda, a Nuestra Familia gang dropout who had survived at least one previous attempt on his life.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 4, 2005

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Woman injured in drive-by shooting (Richland County, SC): A drive-by shooting in Richland County Thursday night left one woman injured, deputies said.
Source: The State    Date: March 4, 2005

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Orland police break up suspected gang fights (Orland, CA): Two groups about to do battle on an Orland street Wednesday afternoon were interrupted by police.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: March 4, 2005

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Gang killer gets 40 years in federal prison (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse gang member who admitted to killing one person and shooting several others has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Source: WSTM NBC 3 News    Date: March 4, 2005

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Utahns urged to stop spread of gangs (Salt Lake City, Utah): Gang violence is on the upswing in the Salt Lake area and law enforcement officers, educators and even parents need to continue more than ever to work together to prevent it from spreading.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 4, 2005

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Drive-by leaves girl fighting for life (San Antonio, TX): A drive-by shooting critically injured a 13-year-old girl as she played basketball outside her South Side house Thursday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 4, 2005

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Slain man declined protection (Louisville, KY): A Victory Park Crips gang member found slain Tuesday had refused witness protection after testifying against an alleged gang member, a prosecutor said yesterday.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: March 3, 2005

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Permanent gang order is urged (Oxnard, CA): A landmark injunction against Oxnard's most violent street gang has cut crime in Ventura County's largest city and should be made permanent to safeguard the community, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 3, 2005

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Plans to slash anti-gang funds generate howls (Washington, DC): With 82 gangs boasting 1,500 members that roam his suburbs, Gerald Connolly, the board chairman of Fairfax County, Va., was thrilled when President Bush announced last month a new $150 million program to reduce gang membership across the country.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 3, 2005

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Md. bill would make gang recruitment crime (Annapolis, MD): When Sen. Nancy Jacobs began researching state laws dealing with gang activity, she was startled to find that the only time the word "gang" is mentioned, it is used to define a fish hook.
Source: NBC 4 News    Date: March 3, 2005

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Growing gang problem focus of summit (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County's top police officer, Chief David Rohrer, worries that the region's growing gang troubles are going to get a lot worse before they start getting better.
Source: Virginia Connection Newspapers    Date: March 3, 2005

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Three detained men were sought in California gang shootings (Shoreline, WA): Three men arrested Tuesday were wanted by California police in connection with two February gang shootings that killed a man and wounded another.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: March 3, 2005

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Birth of gangs is targeted (DeSoto, TX): DeSoto police will take steps to target members of wannabe gangs that have stepped up their activities in the last few months, Chief Mike Brodnax told council members at a workshop Tuesday.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 3, 2005

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