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2 held in Worcester shooting; gang rivalry suspected (Worcester, MA): A 15-year-old boy shot several times Saturday morning was chased through a hotel hallway before crashing through a glass door, court records show.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 17, 2015
http://www.telegram.com/...

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Feds encounter Latin gang members in N.O. area: A Crimetracker Investigation (New Orleans, LA): Federal authorities said they are encountering higher level “Latin” gang members in the New Orleans area. Bloodshed on New Orleans streets is not an uncommon sight. A lot of it is blamed on feuding members of criminal gang, but not all are home grown.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: March 17, 2015
http://www.fox8live.com/...

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Gary woman pleads guilty to federal drug charges (Hammond, IN): A federal judge on Monday accepted a Gary woman's guilty plea to conspiring with reputed members of the Two Six Nation street gang and their associates to distribute illegal drugs, court records show.
Source: The Times    Date: March 17, 2015
http://www.nwitimes.com/...

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After 'murder call,' shooting, gang member shares blame for cabbie's death, prosecutor says (Elizabeth, NJ): Jonathan Morgan called four taxi cab companies before getting one to come out early on Sept. 28, 2010, but each time he "blocked" the number of his cell phone so it could not be traced, Union County Assistant Prosecutor Caroline Lawlor told a jury today.
Source: NJ.com    Date: March 17, 2015
http://www.nj.com/...

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Community Meeting Over Gang Violence Gets Heated Following Deadly Weekend (Denver, CO): Police and city officials gathered Monday evening with the community to try and figure out how to stop the latest rash of gang violence. Four people in Denver were shot and killed in roughly 24 hours — police say three of them are gang-related. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says its violence that will not be tolelrated
Source: CBS Denver    Date: March 17, 2015
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Activist: Violence rising among young gang members (Denver, CO): When it comes to gangs, Denver is far from places like Los Angeles or Chicago. However, the gang situation in the Mile High City is quickly becoming very serious, according to anti-gang activist reverend Leon Kelly, who has been working with Denver's gang unit.
Source: 9NEWS    Date: March 17, 2015
http://www.9news.com/...

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Suspect linked to Chester councilman’s killing pleads guilty to drug charge (Chester, SC) : One of the five alleged gang members charged in connection with the November shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to an unrelated drug charge.
Source: The Herald    Date: March 17, 2015
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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Teen fired gun outside East Precinct because gang member was picking on his friend, mother says (Portland, OR): The mother of the 16-year-old accused of firing a gun outside the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct on Saturday night said her son had come from the party across the street at the community center.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Police believe Umatilla man was killed by gang members (Hermiston, OR): Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston gave an update on the homicide investigation during a Hispanic Advisory Committee meeting. Police believe Alonso Madrigal, killed in a shooting outside Hermiston’s 11th Street Market on March 4, was murdered by gang members but was not engaged in criminal gang activity himself.
Source: The East Oregonian    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.eastoregonian.com/...

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Teen gang member charged in stabbing death of 15-year-old (Long Beach, CA): An 18-year-old reputed gang member was charged Monday with capital murder and robbery in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old Cabrillo High School student who was targeted while walking home from school.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: March 16, 2015
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Last week’s homicide echoes Nampa’s past (Nampa, ID): The unsolved homicide of Jose Cruz Corona in Nampa on March 8 has echoes of Nampa’s gang-plagued past, Nampa police sergeant and former gang unit officer Jason Kimball said.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.idahopress.com/...

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School board unlikely to expand G.R.E.A.T program (Durham, NC): School board members were generally in agreement Monday that the Gang Resistance Education and Training program has a benefit to Durham Public Schools and the larger community. But given the financial hardship the school district now faces, it is unlikely the board will expand the program as was recommended by a team of researchers who studied the effectiveness of the G.R.E.A.T. program.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.heraldsun.com/...

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Murder charged in fatal gunplay (Boston, MA): Early on a Saturday morning last August, people were already gathering on Blue Hill Avenue for the annual Caribbean festival. But inside a corner store, two groups of rival gang members had crossed paths, authorities say, and both sides were armed.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.bostonglobe.com/...

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Denver police: 3 of 4 recent slayings were gang-related; 8 this year (Denver, CO): Four people were killed and one wounded in four Denver shootings over a roughly 24-hour span between early Sunday and Monday morning amid growing tensions between rival gangs.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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San Diego judge drops charge against rap singer in gang case (San Diego, CA): A San Diego judge Monday dropped conspiracy charges against a rap singer accused of belonging to a violent street gang whose members are facing charges of attempted murder and other offenses.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 16, 2015
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Troy teens focus of anti-gang program (Troy, NY): Chris and Markus were preteens who got bored after school one day and decided to hang out with a street gang headed by Tony, an older boy. Tony hinted the boys could earn some street "cred" by doing something to scare off an elderly woman. Chris decided to try. Markus opted not to let his friend go it alone and lobbed a bottle, breaking her car window.
Source: Times Union    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.timesunion.com/...

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Macon man pleads guilty to putting stolen money on Bibb inmates’ accounts in racketeering case (Macon, GA): Kodie Thomas Frank DiDiego’s mother was jailed on traffic and misdemeanor probation charges last May. Denise Krieger had been living with her son on Hillcrest Avenue.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

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The status of gangs in Grant County (Moses Lake, WA): Last month, bikers and walkers were enjoying a warm weekend in Moses Lake when shots were fired on the busy Alder Street Fill, the town's main lake crossing. Two Moses Lake males, ages 30 and 17, were shot and injured in an alleged dispute over a bike. No bystanders were hurt and with the help of residents, police quickly found the suspect.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/...

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Police department looking at options to stop gang violence (Springdale, AR): Springdale police are investigating three gang-related shootings that happened this weekend, trying to figure out if any are connected. “I don’t think we’ve ever denied that gangs exist in Springdale,” Chief Kathy O’Kelley said. “But certainly, recent events would lead one to believe that we have an escalating problem.”
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.4029tv.com/...

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Two shootings leave two dead, police say at least one is gang related (Sand City, CA): Gunfire rang out two nights in a row on the Monterey peninsula this weekend, leaving two men dead and one injured.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 16, 2015
http://www.ksbw.com/...

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