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Police chief: 47 percent of shootings in Louisville fatal in 2015 (Louisville, KY): There have been 21 homicides so far this year in Louisville, compared to just four this time last year. The Metro Council's Public Safety Committee wants to know why, so they called upon Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad on Monday.
Source: WLKY News    Date: March 9, 2015

Deputies: Gangs stealing mail in Boone County to fund drug trafficking (Burlington, KY): A mail scam may be funding gang activity in Boone County and it’s costing people thousands of dollars. County officials said thieves are stealing mail to look for signed checks. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said the crime has happened at a number of homes and businesses in the area.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: November 20, 2014

Police: Gang activity on the rise in West Louisville (Louisville, KY): It was August 27th, just before 6:00 p.m when gunshots were heard throughout the Shawnee neighborhood. Shell casings dotted the street in the aftermath. The shooting left 16-month-old Ne'Riah Miller dead and her mother in the hospital. It happened a month ago, but police say crime in the area continues.
Source: WDRB News    Date: September 27, 2014

FBI memo leak on gang violence brings many questions (Louisville, KY): More pressure is mounting for Louisville Metro police as the department tries to ensure safety at upcoming public events. An FBI memo leaked to WAVE 3 News and several media outlets was not meant for the public, but we decided to share it because one of the threats listed concerns the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: April 9, 2014

Listen | 911 calls reporting gang violence (Louisville, KY): A pregnant woman wept into the phone as she described for police the chaos around her; one man yelled and another slurred his words, warning that he might black out from the wound an unruly mob had just inflicted.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: April 9, 2014

Arrest sheds light on group whose mission may be to cause violence (Louisville, KY): An arrest of 18-year-old David Leach is shedding new light on a group of kids whose main mission may be to cause violence.The police report says he was arrested in an area where there have been several police calls for fights and gang activity involving the "YNO" gang.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: April 7, 2014

Activists implicate teen gang in weekend violence, UofL students sound off (Louisville, KY): In an effort to curb further violence at the hands of Louisville youth, members of the west Louisville community opened up about their concerns Thursday.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: March 27, 2014

Is gang activity behind violence at Ky. prison housing Vt. inmates? (Beattyville, KY): Some 205 Vermont inmates remain on lockdown in a Kentucky prison after violence in the facility. Now, Vermont's Corrections Commissioner is investigating if gang activity is to blame.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: January 23, 2014

Two arrested in Victory Park area are gang members (Louisville, KY): Louisville Metro Police have arrested two men they say are connected to a notorious gang. They are some of the city's most hardened criminals and police requested a high bond to prevent a quick release from jail.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: November 22, 2013

Gang killing of 14-year-old boy (Covington, KY): After a tremendous response from the community and quick work by police, eight people are now charged in the death of 19 year old Desean Peterson.
Source: WKRC 12 News    Date: November 7, 2013

Five of eight charged with drug, gang activity to face grand jury in Oldham County (La Grange, KY): After a court appearance Wednesday, five of eight adults charged with drug- and gang-related activity in La Grange will appear before a grand jury in the coming months.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: October 25, 2013

La Grange Police release details after eight arrested (La Grange, KY): In a news conference Friday La Grange Police said the motive behind a miter plot was drug related. Eight people were arrested in connection with a organized crime investigation on Thursday.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: October 11, 2013

Neighbors surprised by Oldham Co. crime ring bust and arrests (La Grange, KY): As word of a recent gang related drug bust spread throughout the city of LaGrange, neighbors like Ashley Rison are left baffled.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: October 11, 2013

Eight arrested in La Grange after gang investigation (La Grange, KY): After an ongoing investigation into gang activity and drug trafficking, La Grange police officers arrested eight adults Wednesday evening, according to a statement released by police.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: October 10, 2013

Bardstown Police dealing with gang violence (Bardstown, KY): Police in Bardstown are meeting to discuss the violent crime surrounding a notorious gang in the city. Several men claiming to be members of the Bardstown Money Gang attacked several women at a field party over the weekend.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: August 14, 2013

Madisonville Police patrolling differently (Madisonville, KY): Madisonville Police say they have been dealing with gang violence. Police are patrolling the city, including Claybon Park, in a brand new way in order to rid the area of gang activity.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: June 21, 2013

Gang investigated in killing of Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis (Bardstown, KY): Detectives investigating Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis' slaying have followed up on leads from Ellis' cases - and one of those involved the Bardstown Money Gang.
Source:    Date: June 6, 2013

Gang member sentenced in cheerleader's drive-by murder (Louisville, KY): A gang member convicted of killing a teenage girl learned his sentence in a Louisville courtroom Wednesday morning. DeShawn Parker was one of several gang members accused of taking part in the murder almost five years ago. And as WAVE 3's Justin Wilfon reports, prosecutors are hoping he's just the first to be sent away for a long time.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: May 30, 2013

Police trying to curb drugs, drinking, gangs and gambling in Victory Park (Louisville, KY): Louisville Metro Police are trying to put a stop to gang violence, gambling and drinking in Victory Park. Residents say it's fine in the day, but in the afternoons and evenings, they see illegal activity in the park.
Source: WDRB News    Date: May 29, 2013

WLKY investigates: The graffiti code (Louisville, KY): It's something people likely see every day in every part of town, but they may not really know much about it. Louisville Metro Police said much of the graffiti has meaning. An undercover detective spoke to WLKY about how to crack the graffiti code.
Source: WLKY News    Date: July 17, 2012

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