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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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Wimington gang leader sentenced to 27 years (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man who was the leader of a Blood-connected Wilmington gang was sentenced Wednesday to more than 27 years in prison, according to release from the U.S. Attorney’s Eastern District of North Carolina Office.
Source: StarNews    Date: September 13, 2017

Drive-by shooting suspects apprehended (Roanoke Rapids, NC): The Enfield Police Department sought two suspects in a drive-by and attempted murder case, and officers have since arrested both.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: September 12, 2017

Group launches mentoring program (Rocky Mount, NC): A local nonprofit organization is looking to help the development of young boys in the Twin Counties. The Bridge Builder Foundation that was formed this summer and designed to empower local youth by equipping them with the necessary tools to be successful in life is starting a mentoring program called “Manhood Monday” for boys ages 13 to 18.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: September 11, 2017

Surry sheriff targets gang activity (Dobson, NC): Gang activity is a growing concern around the country, including in Surry, where law enforcement officials are mobilizing to prevent infiltrations locally. “Occasionally we’ll have encounters with gang members in Surry County, mainly involved with narcotics trafficking, guns and human trafficking,” Sheriff Jimmy Combs said Tuesday.
Source: The Mount Airy News    Date: August 24, 2017

Gang member arrested after colliding with Gaston County police car (Gaston County, NC): A wanted gang member from Lincoln County was jailed on Monday after he smashed into a Gaston County Police car after officers went to arrest him.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 21, 2017

New North Carolina law imposes harsher penalties for gang-related crimes (North Carolina): A new North Carolina law designed to crack down on gang activity will take effect Dec. 1. The primary sponsors of House Bill 138 (HB138)—Representatives Allen McNeill, John Faircloth, Pat Hurley and Rena Turner—sought to standardize how gang membership is determined, enhance sentencing for gang-related crimes and impose harsher penalties for crimes that aren’t already class A, B1 or B2 felonies.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: August 17, 2017

Tackling Gangs In Forsyth County (Forsyth County, NC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the trip to Winston-Salem to talk with officers at the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association Conference Thursday. One thing he emphasized was working together; that's what Winston-Salem Police Captain Mike Weaver says has helped them better identify gang members and activity over the years.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: August 17, 2017

Durham County turns to national model to “Cure Violence” (Durham, NC): More than 50 people gathered recently to learn about a new Durham initiative to reduce violence by treating it like a disease. “It frames this issue totally different when you look at it as a public health issue and preventing premature death and disabilities, using the same format that we use for the other infectious diseases that we deal with,” ” said Gayle Harris, Durham County’s public health director.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 7, 2017

12 charged in Wilson drug sweep (Wilson, NC): A dozen suspects face a combined total of nearly 100 charges for crimes including the sale of heroin and cocaine in a two-day Wilson Police Department sweep.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: August 2, 2017

National Night Out turns personal for Burlington mom (Burlington, NC): Odds are, if you live in the Triad, you witnessed or were near a National Night Out event Tuesday night. The annual event is a chance for law enforcement to get out into the community and for those communities to connect with one another.
Source: Myfox8.com    Date: August 1, 2017

Suspected gang members arrested in connection to deadly Salisbury shooting (Salisbury, NC): Two men, who police say are gang members, have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in Salisbury over the weekend.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: August 1, 2017

New law to increase penalty for crimes by gang members (Charlotte, NC): North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a law that could help Charlotte and other major cities tackle gang violence.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 31, 2017

New ICE ‘surge’ targets undocumented Charlotte youths suspected of gang ties (Charlotte, NC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is rattling Charlotte’s large population of undocumented immigrants by conducting a nationwide “surge operation” to pick up people living illegally in the country.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 28, 2017

City, schools officials at odds. Reasons for G.R.E.A.T. program’s demise differ (Durham, NC): Durham city and school officials continue to provide differing accounts about why the Gang Resistance Education And Training program is being pulled from some public schools.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: July 27, 2017

Durham loses gang prevention program in city schools (Durham, NC): The City of Durham has discontinued its gang awareness program within Durham city schools. The effort is a program which has been operating for at least 15 years.
Source: WNCN News    Date: July 25, 2017

Lawyer tries to undermine key witness in gang-related murder (Fayetteville, NC): On the second day of evidence in Roderick Wilkerson’s trial for the March 2011 murder of Fashaad Lee of Fayetteville, defense lawyer Kris Poppe on Thursday tried to sow seeds of doubt in the testimony of the prosecution’s key witness.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: July 20, 2017

Murder case involved gang, prostitution rings (Wilkes County, NC): Two Winston-Salem residents pleaded guilty in late June in Wilkes Superior Court to charges arising from the June 24, 2014, killing of a Ronda man. The crime was related to prostitution rings and a gang in Winston-Salem, said Assistant District Attorney Leigh Bricker, who prosecuted the cases for the state.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot    Date: July 18, 2017

Durham Public Schools to now have school resource officers at all middle schools (Durham, NC): Durham Public Schools signed an agreement Monday with the Durham Police Department to add school resource officers to every middle school that didn’t have them.
Source: WNCN News    Date: July 17, 2017

Greenville, Ayden PDs announce 86 arrests, major drug and weapons seizures (Ayden, NC): In an effort that lasted nearly eight months and was a joint effort between the Greenville and Ayden police departments, 86 individuals are behind bars on drug and weapons charges, officials said Thursday.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 13, 2017

Rocky Mount murder rate on the rise, but police say violent crime is down (Rocky Mount, NC): There have already been more homicides in Rocky Mount this year than last year, but police still say violence crime is down.
Source: WNCN News    Date: July 13, 2017

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