Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center
Newsletter!

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.


.
Washington map graphic 1,171 articles from Washington
Gang brawler sentenced to a day in jail (Walla Walla, WA): A Walla Walla man involved in a fight last year between rival gangs at a local convenience store was sentenced Monday.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 24, 2015
http://union-bulletin.com/...

Boys & Girls Club coming to Yakima (Yakima, WA): KIMA has learned a Boys & Girls Club is coming to Yakima. Yakima's Gang Free Initiative Manager confirmed the news to KIMA. The organization gives kids a place to go, and to learn and grow. We found out when it could be up and running, and where it will go.
Source: KIMA News    Date: February 24, 2015
http://www.kimatv.com/...

Bill aims to decrease gang involvement (Olympia, WA): Proposed legislation aims to limit gang activity by excusing certain public works projects from prevailing wage requirements. The prevailing wage is the hourly rate the state is required to pay laborers, workers and mechanics to complete government projects, like buildings and roads.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: February 18, 2015
http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/...

Bail set at $1 million for Flores, man accused of Moses Lake shooting (Ephrata, WA): Bail was set at $1 million for the man accused of shooting two people in Moses Lake on Sunday afternoon. Prosecutors charged Argimiro M. Flores, a 21-year-old Moses Lake man, in Grant County Superior Court with two counts of assault in the first degree.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: February 17, 2015
http://www.ifiberone.com/...

Kennewick hits lowest crime rate in 20 years (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police credit hard work and strong partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and the public with helping the city see its lowest crime rate in 20 years.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: February 14, 2015
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

Walla Walla gang brawler pleads guilty (Walla Walla, WA): A man accused in connection with a fight last spring between rival gangs at the Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store pleaded guilty this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a reduced charge.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 6, 2015
http://union-bulletin.com/...

Gang council places programs in Renton schools; KSD waits (King County, WA): As the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG) looks to implement anti-gang programs in the region, the Kent School District (KSD) will have to wait for programs to arrive in its schools.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: February 5, 2015
http://www.kentreporter.com/...

Gang council places programs in Renton schools; KSD waits (King County, WA): As the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG) looks to implement anti-gang programs in the region, the Kent School District (KSD) will have to wait for programs to arrive in its schools.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: February 5, 2015
http://www.kentreporter.com/...

Investigation ongoing in fatal shooting of 25 year old in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Investigators are continuing to look into Thursday night’s fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in southeast Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 31, 2015
http://www.yakimaherald.com/...

Gang Free Initiative To Focus More On Intervention (Yakima, WA): Perry Tarrant is the Emergency Preparedness Director and the Gang Initiative Manager in Yakima. It was a big day for Tarrant Tuesday as the city adopted a new comprehensive emergency plan and gave him the full reigns to the gang free initiative.
Source: KAPP 35 News    Date: January 15, 2015
http://www.kapptv.com/...

Local gang outreach program, executive director part ways (Benton County, WA): The board of the most prominent gang outreach program in the Tri-Cities has decided to part ways with its executive director, leaving the agency’s future uncertain. Jesse Campos will no longer help lead F.I.R.M.E Outreach, the nonprofit he founded more than two years ago to help young people leave gangs.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: January 12, 2015
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

Auburn joins Suburban Gang Council in changing the future for kids and communities (King County, WA): Gangs are not just a big city problem. They've also moved to the suburbs. The Auburn School District and others in suburban King County have recognized escalating problems with gangs and associated drugs and crime.
Source: Auburn Reporter    Date: January 7, 2015
http://www.auburn-reporter.com/...

Regional council to help gang-involved youth in Federal Way, other cities (King County, WA): Gangs are not just a big city problem. They’ve also moved to the suburbs. The Federal Way school district and others in suburban King County have recognized escalating problems with gangs and associated drugs and crime, according to the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs.
Source: Federal Way Mirror    Date: January 6, 2015
http://www.federalwaymirror.com/...

One teen’s transformation from gang member to role model (Bellevue, WA): Six years ago, Placido Aguirre arrived at Bellevue’s Highland Middle School with a backpack that contained no books; it was stuffed with beer. By age 14, Aguirre had been “jumped in” to a local gang and spent his days and nights hanging out in the Crossroads neighborhood, drinking, taking drugs, spraying graffiti and getting into fights.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: January 3, 2015
http://seattletimes.com/...

Not guilty plea in Pasco gang shootings (Pasco, WA): An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and assault charges for gang-related shootings in Pasco. The Tri-City Herald reports the trial date for DeShawn I. Anderson of Finley was set for Feb. 18 in Franklin County Superior Court.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: December 24, 2014
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/...

Tri-City gang sweep nets 50 arrests (Benton County, WA): A recent wave of shootings prompted a gang sweep across the Tri-Cities this week that landed 50 people in jail facing dozens of felony charges. Local, state and federal agencies worked together to identify and arrest the suspects during the ninth gang sweep in the area since 2009.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 18, 2014
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/...

Sunnyside partners with outreach program to address gang issues (Sunnyside, WA): Gangs have Jose Martinez concerned for the future of his 14-year-old son. "I'm afraid because the way things are going, even in the schools, it's terrible how things are going right here in Sunnyside," Jose said.
Source: KIMA News    Date: December 16, 2014
http://www.kimatv.com/...

Gang ties may have played role in fatal shooting at Wapato bar (Wapato, WA): Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old Sunnyside man at a Wapato bar early Thursday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: December 12, 2014
http://www.yakimaherald.com/...

Federal budget bill could boost funds for anti-gang efforts (Yakima, WA): For years Yakima Valley officials have complained the odds were stacked in favor of major cities when it came to obtaining federal funding to fight gangs. Now the final $1.1 trillion spending bill for 2015 before Congress could make it easier for Yakima County to get that much-sought federal aid.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: December 11, 2014
http://www.yakimaherald.com/...

Yakima Valley sees reduction in gang crime (Yakima, WA): One recent afternoon in north Yakima, three young men met at a corner and exchanged street-style handshakes — two palms slid together followed by the tap of balled fists — and subtly glanced at Yakima police Officer E. Morfin as he passed in a patrol car.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: December 4, 2014
http://www.yakimaherald.com/...

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.