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St. Louis man sentenced to life in prison for 2011 gang-initiation murder (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for pulling the trigger in a 2011 murder that started as a gang initiation.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: December 9, 2014
http://www.stltoday.com/...

Man charged in shooting of gang members (Joplin, MO): A rural Joplin man previously charged with abandoning the corpse of a gang member faces new charges in the shooting of another gang member.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: September 22, 2014
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Drug offenses up, assaults and gang activity down (Springfield, MO): Incidents involving weapons make up only a slice of the calls that Springfield Public Schools' in-house police force responds to each year.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: September 21, 2014
http://www.news-leader.com/...

For St. Louis gangs, Ferguson has become a recruiting tool (Ferguson, MO): As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig "Shine" Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang member who’d befriended him two nights earlier.
Source: Newsweek    Date: August 20, 2014
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Gang with ties to Mexican Mafia traced to Springfield (Springfield, MO): A gang with ties to the Mexican mafia is making its presence known locally. An undercover officer KOLR10 News spoke with says Sureno gang members have found their way to Springfield.
Source: KOLR10 News    Date: August 1, 2014
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/...

Police: Violence is escalating in several Metro East towns (St. Louis, MO): Police told News 4 a gang war is the primary cause of a rise in violence in Madison, Washington Park, Alorton, East St. Louis, and Brooklyn.
Source: KMOV 4 News    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.kmov.com/...

After two decades, district updates student dress code (Springfield, MO): Students wearing brightly colored bandannas to show gang affiliation is, well, so 1990s. The Springfield school district — in an attempt to minimize distractions and combat gang activity — banned bandannas from its classrooms and hallways about 20 years ago.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: June 30, 2014
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Police, prosecutors warn gangs: We're coming after you (Kansas City, MO) : Police and prosecutors are undertaking a new approach to fighting crime, enlisting gang members as new recruits to try to stop violence.
Source: KMBC-TV News     Date: April 22, 2014
http://www.kmbc.com/...

Gang violence on the rise among St. Louis youth (St. Louis, MO): In the past two weeks, an 11-year old boy has been shot and killed in South Saint Louis, and an 11-year old girl and 15-year old were shot and wounded in North Saint Louis in separate incidents.
Source: KMOX News    Date: April 7, 2014
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/...

Police: Gang selling methamphetamine in Springfield, beyond (Springfield, MO): Springfield police say in court documents that methamphetamine distribution in the city is being done by a gang called South West Honkeys.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: March 2, 2014
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Brown receives three life sentences (Sedalia, MO): A Sedalia man found guilty of first degree murder will spend the rest of his life in prison. In November, Jamauhle D. Brown, 32, was found guilty of first degree murder, armed criminal action, burglary, tampering with physical evidence and committing a felony in furtherance of street gang activity in the 2010 death of Sedalia resident Michael "Mike-Mike" Smith.
Source: Sedalia Democrat    Date: February 11, 2014
http://www.sedaliademocrat.com/...

Springfield police: Gang member selling heroin (Springfield, MO): Police say they believe a gang member, who is a suspect or person of interest in two other crimes, is also selling heroin in Springfield.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: January 4, 2014
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Ex-gang member turns his life around (St. Louis, MO) : One man from the Fairground Park neighborhood who used to be a gang member has turned his life around. A 38-year-old ex gang member is now off the streets after spending decades involved in criminal behavior.
Source: KSDK 5 News    Date: December 31, 2013
http://www.ksdk.com/...

Columbia violence task force refines survey (Columbia, MO): At its latest meeting, the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence on Wednesday night refined its talking points for a planned presentation from Columbia Public Schools, as well as questions for a youth survey it plans to put out with the help of the Youth Community Coalition.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: November 21, 2013
http://www.columbiatribune.com/...

In places like North St. Louis, gunfire still rules the night (St. Louis, MO): The unmistakable pop of a gunshot ricocheted through the park in the humid air, and Montez Wayne could only hope that the bullet did not have his name on it. He sprang from his seat beneath a sprawling bald cypress, ready to make his move.
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 19, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/...

Community Partnership offers free graffiti removal program (Springfield, MO): Community Partnership of the Ozarks has begun a free graffiti removal program for Springfield residents and businesses. A news release announcing the program, graffiti is noted as "a method individuals use to express themselves and their artistic ability in public places. However, the destruction of public and private property is often a consequence of this type of art, resulting in the need for its removal."
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: October 30, 2013
http://www.news-leader.com/...

Gangs are getting more street-smart with social media, experts warn (Kansas City, MO): Graffiti — the traditional "newspaper" of the street gang — has long been used to mark territory and communicate messages. But these days, gangs also are "all over social media," as one expert says, embracing a more modern way to make their presence felt and, in many cases, further their criminal enterprises.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: October 14, 2013
http://www.kansascity.com/...

Appeals court throws out guilty pleas in St. Louis gang-related murder (St. Louis, MO): The Missouri Appeals Court has thrown out the guilty pleas of a man accused of driving the getaway car in a 2008 gang-related murder.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: October 2, 2013
http://www.stltoday.com/...

Koster convenes crime summit (St. Louis, MO): In the St. Louis area, police have identified 8,671 gang members – most who range in ages 14 to 19.
Source: St. Louis American    Date: September 18, 2013
http://www.stlamerican.com/...

County crime rates seesaw in latest figures (Kearney, MO): Street gang activity has also increased in the first half of the year. "There are 25 street gangs with 180 to 190 members. That doesn't sound like a lot, but these are going to be your criminal element, things like homicides, burglaries and larcenies," Hunter said. "We're finding them in our schools, and they're coming into our jails. I can't think of a place in the county that we haven’t had documented gang activity."
Source: The Kearney Courier    Date: August 29, 2013
http://www.kearneycourier.com/...

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