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Police chief talks about increased Hill District police presence (Pittsburgh, PA): Acting Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said he will increase the department's presence in the Hill District after gang activity took the life of a 17-year-old boy.
Source: WTAE 4 News    Date: October 11, 2014

Hill District killing illustrates teen struggle to escape gang violence (Pittsburgh, PA): They're young. They're violent. And they have the attention of Pittsburgh law enforcement officials. Police are searching for multiple people as part of an investigation that spans beyond the shooting death of a Hill District teenager, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said Friday.
Source:    Date: October 10, 2014

Two Southwest gang thugs get prison for bystander slaying (Philadelphia, PA): Ronald Ockimey and Leon Owens, both armed with semi-automatic handguns, meant to kill on the evening of April 11, 2012. Their Southwest Philadelphia gang, the Backstreet Boys, was beefing with a rival gang, the Greenway Boys.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 9, 2014

Blood gang member arrested with $10,000 worth of heroin (Scranton, PA): After agreeing to let police search his home, a Scranton man accused of hiding almost 500 bags of heroin worth $10,000 asked police not to charge any of his family. Deon “Ox” Moore, 1044 Genet St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property and related counts.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: October 9, 2014

3 incidents gang-related, police say (Farrell, PA): Southwest Mercer County Regional police said they believe a spate of profanity-laced graffiti, a drive-by shooting and the discovery of two pellet guns over three straight nights in Farrell are gang-related. Two men, a woman and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday morning, police said.
Source: The Herald    Date: October 1, 2014

Reputed Easton Bloods gang member sentenced to 15 to 40 years in Williamsport, Pa., killing (Williamsport, PA): A reputed lieutenant in the Easton Bloods street gang will spend at least 15 years in state prison for participating in a murder in Lycoming County.
Source:     Date: September 30, 2014

Feds: 40 charged in Chester drug gang bust (Chester, PA): They hid their drugs and guns in Chester's playgrounds, in its windowsills, in its abandoned houses and its mailboxes, but the alleged members of the Rose and Upland Drug Trafficking Group couldn't hide themselves from police yesterday morning.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: September 28, 2014

Gang violence in York: Officials, residents talk about short-term vs. long-term solutions (York, PA): Over the last month in York, some coordinated efforts are taking place to put an end to violence. Some community members are pooling resources to reach young men and women in York in an effort to direct their lives off the streets. York City Police are working with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to arrest violent "street level" drug dealers.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: September 27, 2014

After federal indictment, 2 alleged York City gang members still wanted (York, PA): After a sweeping indictment, two alleged York City gang members are still wanted on federal racketeering and drug trafficking charges.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 25, 2014

More details emerging in York gang crackdown (York, PA): Investigators are releasing more details about a massive crackdown on gang activity in York County. Officials gathered Tuesday to release details about a sweeping indictment that identified and charged 21 alleged gang members with a wide range of crimes.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: September 24, 2014

Violent criminals in York City swept off the streets (York, PA): The York City police team with federal authorities joined for a massive sweep of gang members. Police say the most violent individuals linked to gang activity were targeted.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: September 23, 2014

Easton Bloods gang member sentenced to life in prison for Williamsport killing (Easton, PA): A 19-year-old Easton man reputed to belong to the Easton Bloods was found guilty Friday of killing a man he was robbing during a marijuana buy in Williamsport last year.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: September 19, 2014

Trial for reputed Easton Bloods gang member set to go to jury Friday (Easton, PA): Closing arguments are scheduled Friday as the trial for an Easton man accused of killing a Williamsport man during what was supposed to be a marijuana buy nears its conclusion.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: September 18, 2014

Man pleads not guilty to selling heroin supplies to violent Pittsburgh-area street gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded not guilty to selling materials used to dilute and package heroin while awaiting trial on charges that he helped two alleged members of a violent street gang traffic the drug.
Source: The Tribune    Date: September 17, 2014

Sources reveal new clues in Schuylkill slayings (Philadelphia, PA): As police inched closer last night to nabbing the Vietnamese gang members who tortured, killed and dumped two brothers into the Schuylkill over a drug debt, sources revealed more details into the savage incident.
Source:    Date: August 29, 2014

Asian drug gangs not new to Philly (Philadephia, PA): Yesterday's gruesome developments along the Schuylkill, said by cops to be possibly linked to Asian drug gangs, was not the first time Asian gang violence has made news in Philadelphia.
Source: CBS Philly    Date: August 28, 2014

Gang suspected in abductions, killings (Philadelphia, PA): The two brothers were being held, bound, and beaten in a garage behind a Southwest Philadelphia house when their captors allowed one to make a phone call, law enforcement sources say.
Source:    Date: August 28, 2014

Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related (Philadelphia, PA): Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related.
Source: Yahoo! News    Date: August 27, 2014

CEA challenges community to stop the violence (Pittsburg, PA): Finding a way to stop the shootings that seem to be holding Black neighborhoods hostage to the whims of young criminals was the goal of the Community Empowerment Association’s 11th Annual Black Family Reunion event.
Source: New Pittsburgh Courier    Date: August 27, 2014

New Garden gang members go to trial for alleged stabbing (West Chester, PA): Jury selection began Monday for two men accused in an alleged gang-related stabbing at a New Garden birthday party.
Source: The Southern Chester County Weeklies    Date: August 25, 2014

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