Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Front Page of the Fall 2014 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.

29,900 articles from all states and provinces
Louisiana map graphic Louisiana
New Orleans murders down in first half of 2014, but summer's death toll climbing (New Orleans, LA): The number of murders in New Orleans continued to decline through the first half of the year, albeit at a slower pace than the substantial drop in 2013. The figures are on track for a third consecutive year of decreases in a city that has long struggled with one of the nation's worst murder rates.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 21, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): In the days leading up to the August 2008 slayings of off-duty Chicago police Detective Robert Soto and a companion on the West Side, a fight was brewing nearby between gang rivals selling heroin.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 21, 2014

Louisiana map graphic Louisiana
Four suspected gang members indicted in slaying of rapper Magnolia Shorty (New Orleans, LA): An Orleans Parish grand jury Thursday indicted four suspected gang members on murder charges in the slaying of the celebrated New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty and a rival gang member.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 21, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend slaying, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 21, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath' (Chicago, IL): Nine-year-old Antonio Smith was gunned down on a concrete slab a few feet away from the railroad tracks that have long served as the dividing line between rival gangs in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood known as Pocket Town.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 21, 2014

California map graphic California
Appeals Court upholds conviction in San Francisco triple homicide (Sann Francisco, CA): A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld the conviction and three consecutive sentences of life in prison without parole for a former MS-13 gang member in the killing of a father and two sons in the city in 2008.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: August 21, 2014

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Danville police investigate possible gang activity (Danville, VA): Danville Police said eight people face charges of prohibited street gang activity in connection to an attack of a 49 year old man. Police said the incident happened August 7 near the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: August 21, 2014

Oklahoma map graphic Oklahoma
Gang brought $10 million in drugs through Tulsa, feds say (Tulsa, OK): A federal indictment of Tulsa's "most violent and dangerous gang" alleges that the Hoover Crips distributed $10 million worth of cocaine from Mexican cartels, murdered at least one witness, ran a dog-fighting ring and had a vast network of co-conspirators, including a former NFL player.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: August 20, 2014

Texas map graphic Texas
Texas gang member gets 30-year term for two slayings (Fort Worth, TX): A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related gunfire that killed two people and hurt two others in 2012.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Ohio map graphic Ohio
Second man dies after gang-related Avondale shooting (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police say a second man has died after a gun battle in the middle of the day in Avondale. Investigators originally said both men had died at the scene but one man was being kept alive by artificial means.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Arizona map graphic Arizona
16 arrested in Tucson on crackdown of street gang (Tucson, AZ): A nearly yearlong investigation between federal and local authorities has resulted in the arrests of 16 suspected gang members and the seizure of more than 80 firearms, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: August 20, 2014

British Columbia map graphic British Columbia
B.C. cuts anti-gang budget in austerity drive (Vancouver, BC): The B.C. government is cutting $2.8-million from the budget of the anti-gang police agency that combines the efforts of 14 forces across British Columbia. The cuts are part of an austerity drive that will also see $1.4-million sliced from the major crimes unit of the RCMP, which polices much of B.C. under an agreement with the provincial government.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: August 20, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Police chief says recent shootings in Aurora are 'frustrating' (Aurora, IL): Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas is "frustrated" with what’s going on in his city. Gang-related shootings have been on the rise in recent weeks, and police are working diligently to stop the violence, he said.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: August 20, 2014

Oregon map graphic Oregon
Police: Two gang associates with loaded guns arrested in traffic stop (Portland, OR): Two known gang associates were arrested following a traffic stop after two loaded handguns were found in their car, according to Portland police.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: August 20, 2014

New York map graphic New York
Federal charges brought against 20 charged with trafficking drugs in Bronx (Bronx, NY): Federal charges were brought Wednesday against 20 people accused of trafficking drugs in the Bronx. Investigators say 19 of the people indicted are members of the River Park Towers Young Gunnerz, a gang based in that Morris Heights housing complex.
Source: TWC News    Date: August 20, 2014

New York map graphic New York
Two men ran into LI house to escape gang-related shooting (Riverhead, NY): Police say two men fleeing a gang-related shooting ran into a house in Riverhead, scared the woman who lived there and ran out a back window.
Source: CBS New York    Date: August 20, 2014

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
Seven alleged gang members charged with homicide in killing of man in Reading (Reading, PA): Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Three teens charged in Littleton housebreak (Littleton, MA): Three teenagers saying they are part of a violent, national street gang have been arrested and charged for allegedly breaking into a house in Littleton on Sunday, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 20, 2014

Louisiana map graphic Louisiana
Jury convicts teen on murder charges in Central City gang slaying (New Orleans, LA): A teenager accused of being a member of a violent New Orleans street gang was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday, concluding a trial that saw the teen's father testify about his son's gang affiliation.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 20, 2014

Indiana map graphic Indiana
South Bend gun violence down since 'call-in' (South Bend, IN): In the three months since authorities met with some of South Bend's most violent men to pass along a zero-tolerance message about gun violence, police said they were heartened by a sharp reduction in shootings.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: August 20, 2014

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.