Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Fall 2015 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.

Texas map graphic 1,290 articles from Texas
MEMORIAL VILLAGES POLICE CHIEF WARNS OF UPTICK IN GANG ACTIVITY (Houston, TX): Memorial Villages police say there's been a rise in people being robbed as they're leaving banks in the Woodway, Voss and Chimney Rock area.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: February 3, 2016

Longview religious leaders, city officials meet to discuss gang activity (Longview, TX): Religious leaders in Longview met with city officials Monday afternoon over concerns about the increasing amount of violence in their area.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: February 1, 2016

Longview group reaching out to at-risk children (Longview, TX): Drug and gang activity in Longview has some residents worried about its effect on children.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: January 30, 2016

Resident near fire, 'Gang-related stuff is getting out of hand' (Longview, TX): Neighbors near where two arsons happened about a mile apart Monday expressed concerns for their safety. The Longview Fire Department said two homes were intentionally set on fire, making for a total of nine arsons investigations this month.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: January 26, 2016

Police records identify 41 gangs and 260 gang members in Longview (Longview, TX): Longview authorities released reports revealing the rising number of identified gangs and gang members members in the city. After Longview's Mayor Andy Mack announced a gang problem and the plan to combat it in October, police say they've increased efforts to curb gang activity.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: January 25, 2016

Former gang member sees life anew after bullet takes his sight (Dallas, TX): You don’t notice it right away, but Lamont Levels is blind. He wasn’t born that way. You see, his real story is about a different kind of darkness. “God closed my eyes in order for me to see the big picture,” says Levels, 38, a former gang leader turned anti-gang activist.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: January 22, 2016

Longview teens speak out over southside violence (Longview, TX): Victoria Chadwick was visibly nervous as she stood in front of the City Council in a chamber filled with people there to conduct business with the city.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: January 20, 2016

2016 starts with homicide in Longview (Longview, TX): Law enforcement is targeting violent crime in one East Texas city, after a dozen homicide investigations in 2015, and another one so far this month. On Friday, Longview police say a 20-year-old man was shot to death at a Twelfth street residence. Activists in Longview are saying the time for talk and meetings is over, and that action is needed to fight violent crime and save lives.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: January 10, 2016

Austin ISD Police arrest gang member for meth possession (Austin, TX): Austin Independent School District officers are on high alert after arresting a known gang member for drug possession and another man who they said tried to run over a school official twice.
Source: KEYE TV News    Date: January 7, 2016

Gang members charged with stealing handbags, wallets from work (Houston, TX): Documented members of a hard core street gang are charged with stealing designer handbags and wallets from their employer.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: January 6, 2016

Witness says Nacogdoches shootings came from gang talk (Nacogdoches, TX): Tuesday's testimony in the capital murder trial of a Nacogdoches man involved a reluctant witness describing the January 2014 shootings the result of a gang turf war.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: December 15, 2015

Four Victoria gang members arrested (Victoria, TX): Four members suspected of being in a local street gang were arrested late Friday afternoon in the execution of an arrest warrant by the Victoria Police Department.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: December 6, 2015

Operations ongoing in Longview fight against gangs, drugs (Longview, TX): It's been relatively quiet in Longview in the weeks since the city declared war on its gang and drug problem in October. Those first few weeks were fast and furious, with several arrests made by Gregg County sheriff deputies and Longview police. No major operations have been launched in weeks in the fight against Longview gangs and drug operations. But small battles are being won.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: December 4, 2015

More gangs identified in Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): The number of gangs in Montgomery County is on the rise according to data from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence Unit, which identified 110 gangs in November, up from 82 in February. Newly created in October 2014, the Montgomery County GIU focuses strictly on gangs and gang-related activity.
Source: Community Impact Newspaper    Date: December 1, 2015

Houston gang-related shooting leaves 1 teen dead, another injured on Thanksgiving night (Houston, TX): Houston police are investigating a double shooting late Thursday night that left a teenager dead and his friend in serious but stable condition at an area hospital.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 27, 2015

Previously Deported MS-13 Gang Member Caught at Texas Border (McAllen, TX): A previously deported member of the fearsome Salvadoran MS-13 prison gang has been arrested near this the Texas border with Mexico. The previously deported MS-13 gang member known as “El Diablo” had been convicted of stabbing an innocent man at a restaurant in Chesterfield Virginia and leaving him for dead.
Source: Breitbart    Date: November 25, 2015

Multiple agencies to join together to fight gang crime (San Antonio, TX): Several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are planning to band together in San Antonio to fight criminal gangs and their connections to drug cartels south of the border, Police Chief William McManus told a City Council subcommittee Thursday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 12, 2015

Fighting gangs focus of session in Longview (Longview, TX): The minds of about 70 Longview school administrators, educators, law enforcers and residents were churning Tuesday evening as they brainstormed ways to keep young people from joining gangs.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: November 11, 2015

Not there for your children? Gangs will be (Katy, TX): The report of a gang-related assault in a Katy ISD middle school bathroom shocked many of you last month. But we've spoken with several gang members who tell us gangs in schools is nothing new. In fact, middle school age is the time they're likely to get to your children.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 5, 2015

Longview police on drug busts: 'Small victories won on the street each and every day' (Longview, TX): Operations are continuing in the battle by East Texas law enforcement agencies against gang and drug activity. A successful month of October for agents in Longview is keeping the pressure on, and they say there is more to come.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 28, 2015

1 2 365 Next

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.