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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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Neighbors of Pier Park surprised by allegations of gang activity (Grand Island, NE): Stephanie Schulte sees Pier Park nearly every day. As the principal of Dodge Elementary School across the street, she watches families play on the playground, people walking around the hike-and-bike trail and a lot of teams playing sports.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: November 19, 2010
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Man, 19, arrested in attack (Omaha, NE): Police arrested a 19-year-old Omaha man accused of shooting two men last month in what was described as a gang-related attack.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 9, 2010
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Judiciary committee hears about G.I. gang issues (Omaha, NE): Gang-related offenses and violent crimes aren’t just Omaha problems, the Grand Island police chief and Hall County attorney told the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee during a public hearing on Tuesday in Grand Island.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: November 9, 2010
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Deadly robbery angers gangster (Omaha, NE): He's an OG -- an Original Gangster -- who says he lives by a code as timeless as the tattoo singed along his eyebrow. When gang members "put some work in," they go after rival gang bangers, the gang leader said.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 22, 2010
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Letting gang activity go unchecked creates menace (Kearney, NE): Gangs are everywhere in Nebraska, including Kearney, and state officials hope that by educating law enforcers the problem can be managed. "Gangs are right here in Kearney and across the state, and not just in Omaha," said Nebraska's Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Source: Lexington Clipper-Herald    Date: September 16, 2010
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Neb. woman aims to combat gang-related vandalism (Columbus, NE): After being affected by gang activity herself, Gaby Flores is working with the local Graffiti Patrol to combat gang-related vandalism in Columbus.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: August 14, 2010
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Gang shootings fuel homicide rate (Omaha, NE): The short life of Andrew "Lucky" Galligo came to a sudden end June 18 in a parking lot near 24th and Vinton Streets. Around 8:30 p.m., the 19-year-old man exchanged gang hand signs with a woman, according to court testimony.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 19, 2010
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Suburbs are not immune from gang activity (Omaha, NE): Officials in the city’s suburbs are seeing an increase in gang activity, too. "It doesn’t matter what city you’re in, what size city you’re in. Gangs can be anywhere. It’s a culture that doesn’t know any boundaries," said Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective Chris Yordt.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 18, 2010
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2nd gun amnesty & possible peace deal between gangs? (Omaha, NE): Two of Omaha's rival street gangs may be open to a truce. The possibility revealed as Omaha police offer people a chance to get rid of unwanted and illegal guns.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: July 9, 2010
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Omaha's anti-gang strategies (Omaha, NE): Omaha's anti-gang efforts — by many accounts stronger now than ever — pale beside the programs that cities such as Cincinnati have mounted.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 27, 2010
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Sudanese gangs may be growing in Omaha (Omaha, NE): Feeling culture shock and excluded from society, some young Sudanese men find comfort with street gangs. While the organizations are very new, some tell Action 3 News they're becoming very dangerous.
Source: Action 3 News    Date: May 4, 2010
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Parents key in gang resistance (Omaha, NE): Parents must be the first line of defense in keeping youths out of gangs, a national official with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: March 25, 2010
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