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Sentence handed down in gang-related stabbing deaths (West Chester, PA): A troubled young man who authorities said provided the knife used in the stabbing deaths of two southern Chester County men in a gang-related homicide was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 80 years in state prison.
Source: Daily Local News    Date: November 7, 2013

Philly boxing gym recruits boys away from gang life (Philadelphia, PA): Badlandz Boxing Gym owner Joshua Rosa knows all about getting in trouble. "Me and my brothers, we started to choose bad paths hangin' on the corners and all that stuff," he said. "I went to jail for guns and stuff like that, and yes, I also sold drugs."
Source: WHYY NewsWorks    Date: November 7, 2013

Can the 'Boston Miracle' deter gun violence in South Philly? (Philadelphia, PA): In South Philly, there's the 5th Street North gang, 5th Street South, 8 Ball on 18th Street and M16's.
Source: WHYY NewsWorks    Date: November 7, 2013

Gang member gets up to 40 years for two shootings (Allentown, PA): The teenage gang member has two completely different sides to him. Shawnquinn Devonte Cruz has displayed his soft-spoken, charming, polite side in hearings before Lehigh County Judge Kelly L. Banach. But his "gun-toting, gang-banging" side, as Senior Deputy District Attorney Tonya Tharp called it, forced Banach to put Cruz away Tuesday for up to four decades.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 29, 2013

Gang issues spur dog bill (Harrisburg, PA): An ongoing effort to break up organized gang activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania has led an area lawmaker to set his sights on dog fighting. Sen. John Yudichak, D-14, Nanticoke, just introduced legislation providing state funds to help local prosecutors investigate and enforce laws banning illegal gambling connected to animal fighting, which is also illegal.
Source: Standard Speaker    Date: October 28, 2013

'Lifestyle' of guns, gang violence ends in prison for murder witness (York, PA) : Less than two months ago, Wajh S. Jamison took the witness stand during a murder trial and matter-of-factly told a courtroom full of people he's carried a gun for a long time "for protection ... from the things I be into: My lifestyle."
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: October 24, 2013

Violence prevention starts at Pittsburgh hospital with gunshot victims (Pittsburgh, PA): A program that tries to curb violence by introducing at-risk gunshot victims to counselors in the hospital room has been quietly working on a startup basis in Pittsburgh for the past six months as it seeks foundation funding to get fully up and running.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: October 16, 2013

Study links homicides to peer conflict (Pittsburgh, PA): Pitt researchers released a report Tuesday in which they claim that almost a third of homicides in Pittsburgh could have been prevented. The Center for Health Equity in Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health began conducting the Community Violence Prevention Project in August 2012.
Source: The Pitt News    Date: October 16, 2013

Shooting death in York was gang-related (York, PA): A candlelight memorial is displayed on the 100 block of Jefferson Avenue where police say 21-year-old Jordan Breeland of York died after he was shot in the chest. "It appears that it was gang-related. It was a targeted shooting. It wasn't something that was random, but we do believe it was gang-related," York Police Chief Wes Kahley said.
Source: WHTM 27 News    Date: October 16, 2013

Easton heroin dealer with gang ties pleads guilty (Easton, PA): An Easton heroin dealer with ties to the Bloods street gang will serve three to six years in state prison under a plea bargain. Nicholas J. Alleyne, 22, received the sentence Wednesday from Northampton County President Judge Stephen Baratta after admitting to charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver heroin.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 16, 2013

Allentown gang member who allegedly stabbed man with butcher knife faces trial (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man and suspected Bloods gang member faces trial in an attempted murder case where he allegedly stabbed his victim with a butcher knife.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: October 16, 2013

Feds arrest fugitive accused of having ties to Allentown's 2ND gang (Allentown, PA): Federal authorities have arrested an Allentown man wanted on weapons charges since October 2011 in connection with a raid that nabbed more than a dozen men with ties to the city's 2ND street gang.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 11, 2013

Allentown gang member must face charges for shooting, paralyzing rival (Allentown, PA): A known Allentown gang member must face Lehigh County Court on attempted homicide charges for allegedly shooting a rival last year, leaving him paralyzed.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: October 10, 2013

Two arrested in gang-related stabbing, shooting in New Garden (New Garden, PA): Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related stabbing Saturday night, Oct. 5, in New Garden Township.
Source: Southern Chester County Weeklies    Date: October 10, 2013

Reputed gang member deported for sex crimes arrested in Chesco (Chester County, PA): An undocumented immigrant who'd previously been deported from the United States for sex crimes he committed in Chester County was arrested again after an alert police detective spotted the reputed gang member in a local Walmart.
Source: NorristownPatch    Date: October 1, 2013

Juveniles charged in gang-related crimes in West York (York, PA): West York Borough Police have charged four juveniles in connection with a series of gang-related crimes that occurred earlier this year.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: September 18, 2013

Man with gang ties is shot to death in Hill District (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh police knew Harold Cabbagestalk because they had charged him with two killings, although he was never convicted. Now, they are looking for the person who killed him.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: September 17, 2013

Dunmore neighborhood watch leaders fear gang spillover (Dunmore, PA): The leaders of the borough's fledgling neighborhood watch group worry gang activity in Scranton could spill over to the borough. "For those of you that read the Times or have seen the local news, there is active gang activity in the Hill Section of Scranton, and we're literally blocks from the Hill Section," Gary Duncan told borough council on Monday.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: September 10, 2013

Cops arrest pair who ‘shot baby in stroller' (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Two suspects in the gang-related shooting of a 16-month-old baby on a Brooklyn sidewalk are in custody in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where cops tracked them this morning after a multi-agency, tri-state manhunt.
Source: New York Post    Date: September 6, 2013

Defense attorney in gang-related murder trial says lifestyle could 'repulse' jurors (York, PA): Accused killer Antonio "TJ" Wormley lost a friend during a gunfight between rival gang members on June 21, 2012. Kyle Westry, 21, was hit four times during a shootout in York City's west end and died after staggering across the street, chief deputy prosecutor David Sunday told jurors Wednesday during his opening statement in Wormley's murder trial.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 4, 2013

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