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Sebastian's GREAT program loses its funding (Sebastian, FL): For three years, seventh-grade students at Sebastian Charter Junior High School were fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of a GREAT program offered by the Sebastian Police Department. But, due to a loss of grant money, funds are needed for it to continue.
Source: Sebastian Sun    Date: September 8, 2006

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11 drive-bys linked to gangs (Richland County, SC): Eleven drive-by shootings between the end of July and Tuesday were the work of gang members, said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State    Date: September 8, 2006

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Supposed gang members arrested (Wichita Falls, TX): Three reported gang members are accused of violating a court ordered injunction filed by the city of Wichita Falls and county prosecutors. The injunction was designed to curb gang violence in one specific area of the city.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: September 8, 2006

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Getting a grip on gang violence ( Memphis and Shelby County, TN): The Shelby County District Attorney says the rising crime rate in Memphis and Shelby County is directly related to a huge increase in gang activity.
Source: Eyewitness News Memphis    Date: September 7, 2006

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Gang figures rising in Md. (Montgomery County, MD): Crime committed by gang members in Montgomery County has increased notably in recent months, and the number of identified members has also risen, an assistant police chief said yesterday during a congressional hearing.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 7, 2006

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Reputed gang members arrested (Massachusetts): For nine months, a witness who infiltrated the Chelsea chapter of the Latin Kings for the FBI secretly recorded conversations with gang members who sold cocaine and guns and talked about killing rival gang members in a fight over turf, an FBI affidavit says.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 7, 2006

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Families relocate gang members to save them (Durham, NC): Last spring, a member of Pastor Kenneth Hammond's congregation at Union Baptist Church came to him with a desperate plea for help: A 15-year-old boy in the community was trying to get out of a local gang, and gang members who had learned of the plan were threatening the boy's life.
Source: USA Today    Date: September 7, 2006

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Schools to take hard line against gangs (Chapel Hill, NC): Citing recent worrisome criminal activity at town events, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board voted Thursday to take a hard line against gangs.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: September 7, 2006

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Resident fears gang members shot at house (Vineland, NJ): Five bullets struck a house in the 700 block of Florence Avenue, and the resident told investigators the incident was gang related. No one was injured.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: September 7, 2006

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Police arrest 20 in gang member hunt (Savannah, GA): Forty extra law enforcement officers hit the streets Saturday night to track down members of 20 known gangs operating in Savannah.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: September 7, 2006

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Three linked to robberies indicted (Greene County, MO): A group of three men linked with eight robberies in March and a former Parkview basketball standout top the list of those indicted last week by a grand jury investigating gang activity in Greene County.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: September 6, 2006

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Three men, woman arrested in park shooting (Greeley, CO): Police arrested four people, including three suspected gang members, early Tuesday in the shooting death of a young mother who had been showing new pictures of her two children to friends in a park.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: September 6, 2006

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18 members of Latin Kings gang indicted (Boston, MA): Eighteen members and associates of the Chelsea chapter of the Latin Kings gang were indicted today on state and federal drug and firearm charges.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: September 6, 2006

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No bail for woman charged with murder (Chicago, IL): Bail was denied this afternoon for a 21-year-old female gang member charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a Dolton man on the city's South Side over the weekend.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 6, 2006

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Gang-related graffiti covers Sunset High School walls (Beaverton, OR): Sunset High School was tagged with "extensive" painted graffiti before classes began Tuesday. The south, southwest and southeast sides of the school buildings were covered with gang-related markings. School officials estimated the damage at $5,000.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 6, 2006

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Police arrest suspected gang leader (Decatur, IL): A man police describe as the violent leader of a Decatur street gang involved in drug sales has been arrested.
Source: Herald & Review    Date: September 6, 2006

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Counties seek more funds for gang fight (Montgomery and Prince George's County, MD): Officials from Montgomery and Prince George's counties asked the federal government yesterday for an additional $1.4 million to continue efforts to stop gang violence.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 6, 2006

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Graffiti surging in Novato (Novato, CA): Vandals have left a trail of spray paint across Novato in recent months, and it's costing the city and local property owners thousands of dollars.
Source: Novato Advance    Date: September 6, 2006

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Gang member suspected of vandalism near lake (Merced County, CA): A 17-year-old validated criminal street gang member went to Lake Yosemite looking for trouble and finally found some.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: September 6, 2006

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Oxnard violence mars Labor Day weekend (Oxnard, CA): A spate of gun violence left one dead and another critically injured in Oxnard over the Labor Day weekend, Ventura County authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 6, 2006

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