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Four people arrested in recent crime spree in Benton (Benton, AR): Police say they've arrested four gang members for a recent string of armed robberies in Saline County. The men are facing several charges for a crime spree in Benton that began earlier this month. But the investigation into the suspects is revealing a new kind of criminal the city isn't used to seeing.
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: October 24, 2013
http://www.katv.com/...

Recent armed robberies in Benton connected to organized gang (Benton, AR): "It's something we don't see here very often," Lt. Kevin Russell admits. Benton detectives have solved a number of armed robberies in the month of October. The part they find most alarming is three of them have been connected to gang activity.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: October 24, 2013
http://www.thv11.com/...

City leader works to diffuse gang-related crime (Little Rock, AR): Within the last week Little Rock Police have responded to two shootings in the same area along the 12th street corridor. Ward 2's city director says there have been more shootings that haven't been reported and they could all be related.
Source: FOX 16 News    Date: October 15, 2013
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Drug trafficking, gang violence sweep in Hot Springs (Hot Springs, AR): Twenty-four individuals have been charged with offenses stemming from gang violence, drug trafficking, and the use of firearms in the Hot Springs area.
Source: FOX 16 News    Date: June 13, 2013
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Little Rock principal brings in extra police for potential gang activity (Little Rock, AR): Potential gang activity at a Little Rock High School has been cause for an increase in police presence. After rumors circulated that there could be gang activity going in to Spring Break Thursday and Friday the principal of J.A. Fair High School requested the police presence.
Source: FOX 16 News    Date: March 14, 2013
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas: America's most dangerous little town (Pine Bluff, AR): Pine Bluff, Arkansas is the most dangerous town in America despite its rather small population of 49,000 people and its disconnect from major cities. While the town only houses 49,000 residents the economic downturn and rising gang activity led to 18 murders in Pine Bluff through all of 2012.
Source: The Inquisitr    Date: February 19, 2013
http://www.inquisitr.com/...

The changing face of gangs (Texarkana, AR): For years, gangs have been associated with drive-by shootings, drugs and other serious criminal activity. But Texarkana Police says it seems as times have changed, so have the gangs, moving the battle from the streets to the internet.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: February 11, 2013
http://www.todaysthv.com/...

Benton Co. creates unit to prevent gang crimes (Bentonville, AR): In order to keep gang members off the streets and out of schools, the Benton County Sheriff's Office created a Gang Suppression Unit.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS    Date: January 9, 2013
http://www.todaysthv.com/...

New sheriff creates gang suppression unit (Benton County, AR): Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck said he wants to keep gangs off the streets and out of schools by creating the Gang Suppression Unit a week into the job.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS    Date: January 8, 2013
http://5newsonline.com/...

Gang task force on high alert after Pettaway Park shooting (Little Rock, AR): A young girl claims she was almost killed for wearing a blue bandana to a park Tuesday night, and police say her brother was beaten up by almost a dozen people and shot for trying to defend her. Little Rock police say this could very well be the result of gang activity.
Source: KARK 4 News    Date: October 24, 2012
http://arkansasmatters.com/...

Gangs behind increase in violent crime in city (Texarkana, AR): Police in Texarkana, Arkansas say gang violence is getting out of control, and they are cracking down hard. Officers say a YouTube video is evidence of the problem.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: October 18, 2012
http://www.ksla.com/...

Emergence of gang violence in Texarkana prompts police to start unit to combat drugs, gunfire (Texarkana, AR): The recent shooting at a County Avenue apartment complex has prompted Texarkana, Ark., Police Department to start a gang unit aimed at combating similar violence.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 14, 2012
http://www.therepublic.com/...

Crime in focus: Gang activity in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR) : More and more people are becoming involved in gangs. There are more of them out there, and people are joining them at a younger age.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: August 27, 2012
http://www.todaysthv.com/...

Gang-related homicides in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): People are killing people and we're seeing an increase in those numbers. Little Rock police officers worked more than 30 homicides so far this year and we're only eight months in. So what's the cause and what can be done?
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: August 20, 2012
http://www.todaysthv.com/...

Blytheville residents working to rid communities of gang violence (Blytheville, AR): Blytheville residents are continuing their efforts to rid their communities of gang violence. Healing in the Hood hosted a teen summit Monday at the Wallace Center at 6 p.m. to encourage teenagers to make good decisions, discuss how communities and youth can work together to make neighborhoods safer and highlight the young talent in Blytheville.
Source: KAIT 8 News    Date: April 12, 2012
http://www.kait8.com/...

Recent shootings, fights in Blytheville thought to be gang-related (Blytheville, AR): Several fights and shootings involving teens from Sunday night may be gang related, according to Blytheville police.
Source: KAIT 8 News    Date: April 3, 2012
http://www.kait8.com/...

Graffiti in Fort Smith homes could be gang-related (Fort Smith, AR): Police said several gangs could be responsible for the graffiti that's popping up in Fort Smith neighborhoods.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: March 2, 2012
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In-Depth: Are we once again, "Banging in the Rock?" (Little Rock, AR): As 2012 began, Central Arkansas was peppered with a rapid succession of killings, we stand at eight murders for 2012. As the numbers rose questions mounted; Was gang violence to blame? Was the police department ignoring a growing gang concern? Are we back in the mid nineties? And above all, why?
Source: KARK 4 News    Date: February 27, 2012
http://arkansasmatters.com/...

Arkansas gang violence (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence in Little Rock is on the rise - and is bringing back memories for those embroiled in the early '90s gang war that ravaged the city.
Source: FOX16 News    Date: February 23, 2012
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Police seek person of interest in Ft. Smith gang fight (Fort Smith, AR): Fort Smith Police are looking for Manuel DeJesus Ortiz, 18, suspected of being involved in a gang stabbing near Northside High School Wednesday evening. According to police, officers were dispatched to 2301 N. "B" Street in reference to a basketball player being stabbed by a Hispanic gang.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS    Date: February 2, 2012
http://www.5newsonline.com/...

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