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Little Falls police targeting youth gang in fire investigation (Little Falls, NY): The Little Falls Police Department is actively investigating a string of suspicious fires that have struck three vacant buildings in the last 16 days.
Source: The Evening Times    Date: October 29, 2009

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Police arrest four after Southeast Portland gang fight (Portland, OR): Four teens have been arrested following a gang fight at a Southeast Portland park in which they allegedly beat three rivals and sent one to a hospital, according to a court document filed this week.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 29, 2009

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Indictments show gangs' spread in Middle TN (Nashville, TN): Roger Wayne Battle, the local leader of the Traveling Vice Lords who was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, was on the Metro police gang unit's radar as early as 2005.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 28, 2009

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Gang problem growing, IMPD official says (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis has a small but growing gang problem, and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has about 50 officers working on it, a police official said Tuesday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: October 28, 2009

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In N.Va., mixed news about gang activity (Virginia): Serious gang-related crime in Northern Virginia has dropped since 2004, but officials are concerned that middle schools are emerging as epicenters of gang activity and recruitment, according to a report from the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 27, 2009

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Two gang members shot in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Two Latin Kings gang members, including one who is a registered sex offender with the state, were shot and were listed in serious condition in the hospital on Monday, police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 27, 2009

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Deputies arrest boy in gang-related vandalism of vehicles near Tipton (Tipton, CA): Tulare County sheriff's deputies arrested a male juvenile suspected of scratching graffiti into two vehicles in the Tipton area Sunday night.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 27, 2009

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Miss. gang leader arrested in slaying (Jackson, MS): Law enforcement officers say they've arrested a gang leader wanted in a 2008 Christmas Day slaying in Mississippi.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 27, 2009

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CMS tackles gangs (Charlotte, NC): One way Charlotte - Mecklenburg school district (CMS) is snuffing out gangs is to give students more alternatives.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: October 27, 2009

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Bridgeport gang showcases exploits online (Bridgeport, CT): They are the drug gang of the YouTube generation. They call themselves the Stack Boyz, and police say the reach of the gang's illegal drug operation extends to Shelton, Ansonia, Orange, Milford and Stratford.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: October 26, 2009

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Teen accused of running down man in Longview (Longview, WA): Longview police believe a 15-year-old Kelso boy ran down a 28-year-old man in an act of gang violence.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 26, 2009

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20 Mexican nationals arrested on SD County beach (Carlsbad, CA): Border Patrol agents have arrested 20 Mexican nationals, including a documented gang member, as they arrived in a small boat on a San Diego County beach.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 26, 2009

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Gang member wanted in fatal stabbing fled to Mexico, Santa Cruz police say (Santa Cruz, CA): The documented gang member wanted in the slaying of a Santa Cruz High School junior earlier this month likely fled the country, police said Monday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 26, 2009

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Are there gangs in our schools? (Anderson County, SC): How big a presence gangs have in Anderson County schools depends on whom you ask. Some school district officials say there are no gangs in their schools.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: October 26, 2009

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Three injured, one arrested in early Sunday shooting (Yakima, WA): One man is in custody and another clings to his life after a triple shooting early Sunday near downtown Yakima. Authorities arrested a 19-year-old suspect about 12 hours later and two blocks away from the shootings, which happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of North Seventh Street.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 26, 2009

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Juvenile arrested in gang related vandalism (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's deputies arrested a male juvenile suspected of causing $500 worth of damage to two vehicles with graffiti on Sunday night, according to a sheriff's report.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 26, 2009

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Anderson teens share gang experiences, difficulty of getting out (Anderson County, SC): Former students of Anderson County schools now attending the Anderson County Alternative School said gangs here are not social clubs.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: October 26, 2009

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Rise of gangs in Salisbury concerns law enforcement, seen influencing crime (Salisbury, MD): When city officers drove their police cruisers onto Glen Avenue, they witnessed a large crowd running from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: October 25, 2009

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Councilman vows to fight gang activity (Montgomery, AL): Gang activity, in its various forms, has crept into the com­munity, and a Montgomery city councilman hopes an aware­ness campaign in the schools will help minimize the damage being done to students.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: October 25, 2009

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Task force says gangs in Anderson are real (Anderson, SC): Randall Brown remembered the first time he encountered a father and son from the same gang. "We had confiscated the son’s colors when he came through the door," he said.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: October 25, 2009

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