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Gangs in suburbs set on making their mark (Millard, NE): Beneath a railroad bridge in the heart of Millard, just two blocks from a Mercedes-Benz dealership, you can see spray-painted evidence of a suburban gang rivalry.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 22, 2008

Slain man's friends blame Millard gang (Omaha, NE): Julius Robinson's best friend says Robinson's family moved from north Omaha to Millard years ago, in part to get away from the dangers of gangs and violence.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 19, 2008

Police boost patrols after Omaha shootings (Omaha, NE): Authorities say there is little they can do for now about a popular outdoor hangout that was the scene of a weekend shooting.
Source: Southwest Iowa News    Date: May 14, 2008

Lex man arrested in what is being called a gang fight (Lexington, NE): A Lexington man was jailed Tuesday after a street fight between gang members. Police were called to a fight about 6:36 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of North Erie Street, said Police Chief Charlie Clark.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: April 16, 2008

Gangs' role is ignored, minister says (Lexington, NE): Days after a Lexington man was stabbed to death in a fight, Frances Peterson, a youth minister at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington, said she is worried the town's gang problem may be ignored.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 21, 2008

Lexington teen is arrested in weekend stabbing death (Lexington, NE): A Hastings Community College student was killed in what police say was a gang-related fight Sunday morning.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 18, 2008

Officer: Gangs active in city (Columbus, NE): "An individual’s perception of the gang problem in their community will determine in large part their response, if any, to it," Officer Darren Brown told the participants of the Citizens Police Academy in week six of the 14-week course.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: February 25, 2008

City alert to gang scene as it evolves (Omaha, NE): The close eye that authorities keep on Omaha gangs has turned up several new trends. Although Omaha police have identified 28 suspected gangs in the community, U.S. Attorney Joe Stecher said those that are actively involved in criminal activity, such as shootings and graffiti, number about 12.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 25, 2008

S. Sioux City foundation focused on breaking up gang lifestyle (Columbus, NE): Following the gang symposium last July, many people were asking, “Where do we go from here?”
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: January 17, 2008

Iowa man beaten, told to join gang (Omaha, NE): Two suspects have been arrested in North Liberty, Iowa in connection with the assault of man who was allegedly duct-taped to a chair and beaten by three men who wanted him to join their gang.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: December 30, 2007

FBI arrest 40 in Nebraska street gang bust (Omaha, NE): Law enforcement officials arrested 40 people and seized drugs, cash and weapons, seriously denting Omaha operations of a street gang with ties to Central America, officials with several agencies said Tuesday.
Source: FOX News    Date: October 24, 2007

Lincoln gun heist stokes fear of gangs (Lincoln, NE): A burglary that netted 82 guns from a sporting goods store is raising concerns about increased - and more brazen - gang activity in Nebraska's capital.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 4, 2007

Wider effort on gun violence urged (Omaha, NE): It's time for a "community intervention" to reduce gun violence, according to one member of the Omaha City Council.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 1, 2007

Citizens patrol group to fight Omaha's gang violence (Omaha, NE): A New York-based national citizens patrol group intends to help Omaha combat its increase in gang and gun violence.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: August 4, 2007

Shootings may have been random act (Omaha, NE): The sixth-grade boy and young woman shot Friday at a gathering of grieving friends might have been the victims of random gang violence, the mother of one of them said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 23, 2007

Symposium to address growing gang problem (Columbus, NE): An emerging gang culture in Columbus has created the need for community intervention to eliminate the potential threat.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: July 15, 2007

Drop in gang crimes credited to arrests, education programs (Grand Island, NE): The number of crimes committed by gang members in Grand Island has decreased the last two years, according to police.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: September 11, 2006

Rise in gang activity (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Police Department says the city is facing a gang problem. Crime statistics show the number of suspected gang members is up 16 percent in the last year.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: August 31, 2006

Woman feels helpless to her children's gang membership (Omaha, NE): A Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation has broken up a large drug ring in south Omaha, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, and one parent said she knows the struggles of keeping a child away from the lure of gangs.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: July 7, 2006

Police link three shootings to gangs (Omaha, NE): Omaha police think three holiday season shootings, including a New Year's Eve homicide at a strip mall, are linked through the victims' affiliations with the 29th Street gang.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2006

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