Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Front Page of the Spring-Summer 2014 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

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.

28,688 articles from all states and provinces
Illinois map graphic Illinois
U.S. DEA partners with west suburban group to fight gang activity (Chicago, IL): The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has joined a group of local police departments to help fight gangs in the west suburbs. The DEA will partner as a liaison to the West Suburban Enhanced Drug/Gang Enforcement group task force, according to a statement issued Oct. 7.
Source: Forest Leaves    Date: October 9, 2013

Washington map graphic Washington
One man dead in Hillyard shooting (Spokane, WA): One man is dead Wednesday morning after being gunned down in the streets of Hillyard. The shooting happened just before midnight near East Empire and North Cook.
Source: KXLY News    Date: October 9, 2013

Michigan map graphic Michigan
Saginaw gang violence timeline, 2001-2004: The rise of the Sunny Side and North Side (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw was home to multiple gangs in the early 1990s who used gunfire as a means of intimidation, revenge and to incite general chaos. After the creation of the Saginaw Gang Crime Task Force, though, Saginaw County in 1999 recorded its lowest number of homicides — 12 — since 1965.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: October 9, 2013

Texas map graphic Texas
Third arrested in gang-related murder (Huntsville, TX): A third suspect has been arrested in the gang-related slaying of 16-year-old Josael Guevara, whose body was found last month in the eastern portion of Walker County.
Source: The Huntsville Item    Date: October 9, 2013

Nevada map graphic Nevada
Police asking for cooperation, information in recent gang shooting (Las Vegas, NV): Police are once again facing an uphill battle trying to solve a gang shooting. Metro gang detectives are asking for information that will lead to the arrest of a shooter that sent two people to the hospital Monday evening.
Source: 8 News NOW    Date: October 9, 2013

Saskatchewan map graphic Saskatchewan
Support program helps stop violent cons from reoffending (Regina, SK): Over 15 years as a social worker, Kim Hoffman witnessed repeat violent offenders with mental health issues cycling through the justice system like a revolving door.
Source: The Leader-Post    Date: October 9, 2013

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Gangs spreading into Brockton's suburbs (Bridgewater, MA): Gangs are moving into the suburbs, bringing their violence with them. The latest evidence, police say: A brutal stabbing in Bridgewater on Sunday and the SWAT team arrest of a suspect last week in Easton.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: October 9, 2013

Ontario map graphic Ontario
Two men wanted in Project Quell gangs sweep arrested (Toronto, ON): Two Toronto men — wanted in a Toronto police guns-and-gangs sweep — were arrested Monday, police say. The men are among a group of eight alleged members of the Galloway Boys who were wanted in relation to Project Quell, which netted more than 40 arrests and a slew of charges that police said made a serious dent to gang activity in Toronto.
Source: 680 News    Date: October 8, 2013

South Carolina map graphic South Carolina
County taking proactive stance against gangs (Winnsboro, SC): Fairfield County is making a preemptive strike to crack down on gang activity in schools and the community. Sgt. Steve McDonald and Cpl. Rick Gibson gave a presentation about gang awareness and prevention on Oct. 3 at the Century House in Ridgeway. The Town of Ridgeway is the first government entity to have presented the public with techniques and procedures to help prevent gang activity.
Source: The Herald Independent    Date: October 8, 2013

California map graphic California
Daniel Cardona Torres of Coachella charged in drive-by (Indio, CA): A Coachella man accused in a gang-related drive-by attack in which a 19-year-old woman died and two men were wounded testified Tuesday that he fired at an empty car and tried to dissuade two other men involved.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 8, 2013

Michigan map graphic Michigan
Holland Latin Kings member sentenced for smashing Snapple bottle on rival gang member's face (Holland, MI): A member of the Holland Latin Kings was sentenced in Tuesday to 3 1/2 years in prison for smashing a Snapple bottle on a rival gang member’s face.
Source: FOX 17 News    Date: October 8, 2013

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Suit against second Elgin gang draws response (Geneva, IL): It was an unusual crowd for the "old Kane County courthouse" in downtown Geneva, whose criminal-law cases were moved out years ago to the new courthouse along Route 38 and where now only civil lawsuits are heard.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: October 8, 2013

California map graphic California
Seven gang members convicted in San Jose stabbing death of innocent partygoer (San Jose, CA): The murder trial against a gang who set upon a teenage partygoer in a shockingly violent attack dragged on for six months, making it one of the lengthiest in county history. But the jury delivered its verdict Tuesday in record time.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 8, 2013

South Carolina map graphic South Carolina
Eight 'felony lane gang' members arrested (Columbia, SC): Eight members of the so-called 'felony lane gang' have been arrested and charged in the Midlands, Sheriff Leon Lott, SLED and several area police chiefs announced Tuesday morning.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: October 8, 2013

Georgia map graphic Georgia
Seventh arrest made in LaGrange gang investigation (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange police have made a seventh arrest in their ongoing gang investigation. Tomas Gooden, of Newnan, was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant. He is facing two new counts of Criminal Street Gang Activity stemming from a fatal August shooting.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: October 8, 2013

Michigan map graphic Michigan
Saginaw gang violence timeline, 1991-2001: The body count mounts (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw's gang scene in the early 1980s involved youths fighting and occasionally shooting at each other, but by the of the decade and into the early 1990s, several now-notorious gangs began to form.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: October 8, 2013

Michigan map graphic Michigan
EAA schools get tough on gangs in Detroit (Detroit, MI): Relatively few young people join gangs in Detroit. Yet their presence has a tremendous impact inside the city’s high schools. K.C. Wilbourn saw that last spring when she became principal of Mumford High School.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: October 8, 2013

Michigan map graphic Michigan
Saginaw's most dangerous neighborhood: Residents fight to reclaim it from gang violence (Saginaw, MI): Residents in Saginaw's Harold-and-Ray area, identified in a Saginaw News analysis as the city's most dangerous neighborhood, have seen signs of violence but say their streets are worth saving.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: October 8, 2013

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Exploring a notorious gang's ties to Virginia (Commonwealth, VA): News4's Erika Gonzalez traveled 3,000 miles to find out how one police officer is exploring a notorious, world-wide gang's ties to the Commonwealth.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: October 8, 2013

California map graphic California
Guilty plea is 7th in 3-year-old fatal gang beating case (Stockton, CA): A teenager charged as an adult for killing a 14-year-old boy in a ritualistic gang beating pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a plea agreement Monday.
Source: The Record    Date: October 8, 2013

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.