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California members wear Husker gear to rep their street gang (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: September 9, 2011
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Youth violence hurts communities (Omaha, NE): The University of Nebraska Medical Center hosted its weekly Science Café, with a discussion on youth violence in Omaha this week. A mother, who lost her son in a gang-related shooting, shared her personal story with KVNO News after the event.
Source: KVNO News    Date: September 9, 2011
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Nebraska teen imprisoned for gang shooting (Columbus, NE): A 17-year-old Columbus youth convicted as an adult for a gang-related shooting last year has been given 11-to-22 years in prison.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: August 9, 2011
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Neighborhoods target graffiti (Omaha, NE): The sight of crude graffiti "tags" near Barry Wells' southeast Omaha home brings a familiar feeling to the longtime resident's mind.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 22, 2011
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City businesses hit with graffiti (Columbus, NE): Calls started coming into the Columbus Police Station reporting incidents of graffiti about the time people were getting to work Tuesday morning and didn’t let up for more than five hours.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: July 21, 2011
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Gang life tempted shooting victim, foster father says (Lincoln, NE): Police said Monday that a weekend shooting at a downtown Lincoln bar likely was gang-related -- something the victim's former foster father and former boxing coach assumed from the start.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 16, 2011
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Man stabbed, several other people arrested after gang fight at South Sioux City apartment (South Sioux City, NE): One person was hospitalized with stab wounds and more than a half-dozen people were arrested after what police say was a gang fight at an apartment complex in South Sioux City.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: April 19, 2011
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Graffiti on the rise in Columbus (Columbus, NE): The messages scrolled in spray paint across city playground equipment and park facilities vary from gang-related to offensive language and the classic “Jack + Jane” declaration.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: April 9, 2011
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Gang violence prevalent in city, but still safe, says expert (Omaha, NE): "Our gang members are some of the smartest, most intelligent kids we have," said President of Midwest Gang Investigators Association Bruce Ferrell, Omaha.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: April 7, 2011
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Gang recruitment case bound over to district court (Grand Island, NE): The case of a man charged with illegally recruiting a 13-year-old boy into the East Side Locos gang was bound over to district court on Friday.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: February 25, 2011
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Three Omaha health centers partner to curb violence (Omaha, NE): Three Omaha health centers are partnering on a new effort to prevent gun and gang violence in the city.
Source: NTV News    Date: February 19, 2011
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Cuts hit anti-gang efforts in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The streets and schools of north and South Omaha will have two fewer anti-gang counselors because of federal cutbacks that have trickled down to local Boys & Girls Clubs.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 22, 2011
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Gang-related killings spike (Omaha, NE): Gang- and drug-related deaths drove Omaha's 2010 homicide total, accounting for roughly half of the city's 34 slayings last year. While the overall number of homicides was only slightly higher than the decade's average of 32, police statistics show that gang-related killings spiked last year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 15, 2011
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Teens to face charges in gang-related attacks (Columbus, NE): Two Columbus teens facing assault and multiple weapons charges in connection with two gang-related attacks last fall, an Oct. 5 stabbing and a drive-by shooting early Halloween morning, have been bound over for trial in district court.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: December 22, 2010
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Kearney finds gang numbers are on the rise (Kearney, NE): Gang activity in Kearney - it was one city council candidate's campaign issue back in November that never really got off the ground. Now, some hard numbers are coming out of the Kearney Police Department.
Source: KHAS-TV 5 News     Date: December 15, 2010
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Authorities mum on details in gang arrests (Grand Island, NE): It has been nearly a month since 14 gang members were arrested in Grand Island by a FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the publicly released details of the crimes are still scarce.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: December 11, 2010
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Steps to stop gang violence (Lexington, NE): The numbers are a little unnerving. The arrest rate for Dawson County last year was 80.2 arrests for every 1,000 residents, close to twice the statewide average.
Source: Gothenburg Times    Date: December 9, 2010
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Drug case duo hosted gangs (Columbus, NE): A Columbus couple arrested for possession of drugs late last week was accused Monday of allowing their 14th Street home to be used as a hangout for street gang members during a bond review hearing in Platte County Court.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: November 23, 2010
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Tri-City Drug Task Force gets new designation (Hastings, NE): Gangs beware. The US department of Justice approved the Tri–City drug task force with a "Safe Streets Designation." That means the group will have ramped up resources to pursue not only drug cases in the region, but organized crime and violence cases.
Source: KHAS-TV 5 News     Date: November 21, 2010
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Neb. gang raids yield 12 arrests, promises of more (Grand Island, NE): A massive central Nebraska raid may have decapitated a violent gang, but officials say they have no plans to let up and allow the group to thrive again in the Plains manufacturing and retail hub of Grand Island.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 19, 2010
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