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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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K.C. all-male school seen as possible gang solution (Kansas City, MO): The Kansas City School District is planning to start an all-male school modeled after one in Chicago with the goal of helping inner-city boys avoid the lure of gangs and drugs and get into college.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: July 4, 2011

Thousands of gang members live in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): FOX 2 has obtained an exclusive look at the number of gang members in the city of St. Louis, and at the number of different gangs. The figures, compiled by city police, are part of a joint city-federal effort to fight street gangs. The figures show a total number of 3,420 gang members in the city, split among 85 different gangs, spread throughout the city.
Source: FOX 2 News    Date: March 23, 2011

Mother of two killed, may have been victim of gang violence (St. Louis, MO): Numerous sources tell FOX2 that Patrice Thimes, gunned down Thursday night as she drove her SUV through the intersection of Page and Euclid, was an innocent bystander caught in a crossfire between elements of the same street gang.
Source: FOX 2 News    Date: March 21, 2011

Gang life ensnares residents, multiplies crimes (St. Louis, MO): A few years ago, defense attorney Jermaine Wooten was having another one of his heart-to-heart discussions with a client.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: March 20, 2011

Girl’s burial spotlights a culture of violence (St. Louis, MO): Follow Martin Luther King Drive west from the Mississippi River, through the heart of the city, until the street name changes after a set of railroad tracks just inside the county.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: March 20, 2011

Police: Gangs are culpable in shots fired (Columbia, MO): Columbia police say four shots-fired incidents in the past two days are gang-related, and officers are looking for a Columbia teen in connection with one of the incidents.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: March 16, 2011

Teen charged for motel murders (Clay County, MO): An 18 year old was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged Wednesday with shooting and killing three young men at a party that took place at the Red Roof Inn last month.
Source: KCTV 5 News    Date: March 9, 2011

Police monitor southeast Missouri gangs (Cape Girardeau, MO): Authorities say they are seeing more of a gang presence in southeast Missouri, and what's more they're recruiting kids as young as seven years old.
Source: KFVS 12 News    Date: March 8, 2011

Fed initiative targets gangs in KC, across nation (Kansas City, MO): In a city where there are twice as many identified gang members as there are police officers, the announcement this week that seven Kansas City residents are facing federal gang-related charges might not seem like much.
Source: KCTV 5 News    Date: February 12, 2011

Prosecutors to use federal gang member law in drug-trafficking case (Kansas City, MO): Prosecutors announced drug-trafficking charges Wednesday against seven Kansas City men and said they planned to seek harsher sentences for five of them because they are violent gang members.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 10, 2011

Columbia sees spike in gang-related crimes (Columbia, MO): When Douglass High School student Alonzo Stevens was arrested Jan. 25 in connection with two earlier shootings, the Columbia Police Department suspected gang activity.
Source: The Maneater    Date: February 8, 2011

Police say shooting might be gang-related (Columbia, MO): Police have recovered a vehicle linked to a potentially gang-related drive-by shooting early yesterday but have made no arrests.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: January 24, 2011

Charges filed in gang-related shooting of brothers in Northeast area (Kansas City, MO): Jackson County prosecutors today accused an 18-year-old man of shooting two teenage brothers in the Northeast area of Kansas City Wednesday, leaving the older brother paralyzed.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: January 6, 2011

New strategy seeks to stem gang crime in Kansas City (Kansas City, MO): Even before last week’s shootout at a Kansas City church, authorities were devising new ways to stem the surging drug crime and violence associated with street gangs.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 18, 2010

Federal affidavit identifies St. Joseph street gang: 1800 MOB (St. Joseph, MO): A federal affidavit identifies more information in Tuesday’s fatal shooting, including a federal complaint filed against the second person arrested, who officials say is a St. Joseph street gang member.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press    Date: December 3, 2010

Jackson County Legislature gives $60,000 to Southern Christian Leadership Conference before budget is OK'd (Kansas City, MO): The Jackson County Legislature on Monday agreed to give $60,000 to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from the county’s 2011 budget — even though the legislature hasn’t approved that budget.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: November 29, 2010

Shooting near Union Station had drug gang connection (St. Louis, MO): It was an explosion of violence in an area not accustomed to it. The fatal shootings May 8, 2009, of three men in an SUV outside Union Station shocked the community, raised calls for an end to the violence and concerns for the safety of the tourist and shopping destination west of downtown.
Source: Post-Dispatch    Date: September 2, 2010

Gang member database working (Hazlewood, MO): Over two years after it was first established, a gang member database is apparently paying dividends in North St. Louis County.
Source: KMOX News    Date: May 10, 2010

No gangs blamed for graffiti in Springfield's Seminole Holland Neighborhood (Springfield, MO): A rash of graffiti appearing in the Seminole Holland Neighborhood area can be blamed on graffiti "artists" rather than gang activity, but could be a threat of a different kind, the neighbors learned Tuesday night.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: February 3, 2010

Group shows how to spot gang activity (Kansas City, MO): A Kansas City police detective taught residents of Kansas City, Mo., how to spot gangs by their tags on walls or their tattoos and clothing Tuesday night.
Source: KCTV 5 News    Date: September 9, 2009

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