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Violent crimes draw focus to gang activity (Springdale, AR): A fatal shooting of a teenage boy March 13 and a retribution-style, drive-by shooting that night in Springdale are drawing attention to youth street gangs in Northwest Arkansas, police and others said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: March 22, 2015

Youth Organizations Hope to Curb Springdale Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): The city of Springdale is noticing a rise in gang violence coming to a head after a series of shootings last week. That's why the city is reaching out to youth organizations, asking them to help get kids off the streets and plugged into the community.
Source:    Date: March 20, 2015

Police department looking at options to stop gang violence (Springdale, AR): Springdale police are investigating three gang-related shootings that happened this weekend, trying to figure out if any are connected. “I don’t think we’ve ever denied that gangs exist in Springdale,” Chief Kathy O’Kelley said. “But certainly, recent events would lead one to believe that we have an escalating problem.”
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: March 16, 2015

LR Police: Latest homicides were gang related (Little Rock, AR): Police say the Saturday shootings that left two people dead were gang related and that the "victim was known by the suspect".
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: October 21, 2014

LRPD Aiming to Keep Florida Gang out of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR): "Happens quick, and then they move on quickly," says Captain Terry Hastings. It's a recurring problem for the Little Rock Police Department (LRPD), smash and grabs in parked cars.
Source: FOX 16 News    Date: August 26, 2014

Florida Gang Targeting Cars, Checkbooks in Arkansas (Little Rock, AR): "Happens quick, and then they move on quickly," explains Captain Terry Hastings. It's a recurring problem for the Little Rock Police Department (LRPD), smash and grabs in parked cars.
Source: KARK 4 News    Date: August 26, 2014

Texarkana man gets 14 years in prison in meth case (Texarkana, AR): A Texarkana gang member has been sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison for methamphetamine possession.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 7, 2014

Little Rock shooting could have gang ties (Little Rock, AR): Late Tuesday night, Little Rock Police say three men were shot by two suspects, near the corner of Colonel Glenn Road and 36th Street. The incident reports says a witness claimed that one of the suspects is Crip gang member, and one of the victims, a member of the Bloods.
Source: FOX 16 News    Date: July 30, 2014

Police investigating if triple shooting is gang-related (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday night at a liquor store on Colonel Glenn Road. The shooting left three people wounded, but all three men are in stable condition.
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: July 30, 2014

City works with at-risk youth to prevent gang violence (Little Rock, AR): The City of Little Rock is helping at-risk youth one out-door activity at a time. Community programs like "Bridge to Success" in South West Little Rock help more than 20 at-risk teens stay on track in school and off the streets.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: July 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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