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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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Anti-gang tool given tentative NC House approval (Raleigh, NC): Law enforcement could have a new tool to fight North Carolina street gangs by asking a judge to declare the gang or property they're using a public nuisance like a gambling house or brothel.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: May 17, 2011

DJJ works to stop gang activity before it starts (Henderson County, NC): The Henderson County Department of Juvenile Justice provides services to children ages 6 to 15 and their families who have been referred through petitions alleging delinquency and undisciplined acts by minors.
Source: Times-News    Date: May 15, 2011

Bill would give judges more power against gangs (Wilmington, NC): An instrument put to work in some of the nation's most gang-infested cities – successfully, officials quickly add – may soon be available in municipalities across North Carolina.
Source: StarNews    Date: May 15, 2011

Study: Residents perceive gang problems (Henderson County, NC): A recently completed study showed that many residents believe there’s some type of gang problem in Henderson County, but officials in law enforcement and the county school system say that is not the case.
Source: Times-News    Date: May 14, 2011

NC ABC revokes, denies Club 609 permits after murder; cites ties to slain gang leader (Wilmington, NC): The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has revoked temporary alcohol permits for Club 609, the site of a fatal shooting and a stabbing early Sunday morning.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: May 13, 2011

Going after gangs as a public nuisance (Charlotte, NC): Residents in Charlotte and across North Carolina may soon be able to force gangs out of neighborhoods. They wouldn't have to be confronted head on. One could just show individuals involved in gang activity constitute a public nuisance.
Source: WJZY FOX 46 News    Date: May 11, 2011

Gang initiative credited for cuts in Statesville crime rates (Statesville, NC): A community-wide gang initiative is credited for reducing violent crime rates in Statesville.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: May 4, 2011

Program preaches anti-gang message (Salisbury, NC): Rowan County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Flowers said that when he checks the jail log after arresting a gang member, he never sees listings for visits by fellow gang members. Only family members visit the gang members in jail.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: April 24, 2011

Tips sought on High Point gang activity (High Point, NC): High Point Crimestoppers is seeking help from the community in stepping up the focus on armed street gang members.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: April 21, 2011

Students charged after gang-related graffiti found at Williams (Burlington, NC): Burlington police made two arrests Friday and were looking for a third suspect after extensive gang-related graffiti was found at Williams High School.
Source: Times-News    Date: April 8, 2011

Helping kids finish school, reject gangs (Henderson County, NC) : The 103 students who dropped out of Henderson County Public Schools last year are 103 too many. Still, the trend toward fewer dropouts shows the school system is taking the right steps to keep students in school.
Source: Times-News    Date: April 7, 2011

Residents perceive a gang problem (Hendersonville, NC): Community leaders, parents, residents and youth service agencies all think gang violence is a problem in Henderson County, according to a recently completed study.
Source: Times-News    Date: April 5, 2011

Groups or gangs? Residents express concerns about roaming teens (Shelby, NC): She’ll sit in her car at night until the area is safe enough to walk into the house. Sometimes she’ll call her daughter on a cell phone to calm her nerves. A group of unknown teenagers at night a few houses down give her that feeling.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: April 5, 2011

Gangs a presence, but not yet a crisis, in Winston-Salem, experts say (Winston-Salem, NC): Forsyth County doesn't have a gang crisis compared to some of North Carolina's other urban areas such as Charlotte and Durham, but that could change if steps aren't taken to limit gangs, experts said Monday at the kickoff for the city/county Gang Awareness Week.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: April 5, 2011

Nursing professor takes new approach to gang intervention (Greensboro, NC): Lots of researchers have studied gang members. Dr. Sarah Kelly, assistant professor of nursing at UNCG, is working toward an intervention program for kids not in gangs but who are psychologically scarred by gang violence.
Source: UNC News    Date: March 30, 2011

Officials: Gang activity down (Laurinburg, NC): If there are few tell-tell signs of gang activity in the Scotland schools, officials say programs like last week’s G.R.E.A.T. graduation at Pate-Gardner Elementary is one of the reason why.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange    Date: March 22, 2011

Grant targets gang prevention effort (Wake County, NC): Law enforcement leaders in this area hope they can follow on the successes enjoyed by the city of Raleigh as they battled to reduce gang activity in the capital city. Raleigh's police department recently completed a three-year program aimed at doing just that.
Source: Eastern Wake News    Date: March 16, 2011

Long sentences handed down to MS-13 gang members (Charlotte, NC) : Seven gang members received lengthy prison sentences this week on charges ranging from racketeering to murder. Members and leaders of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were sentenced Thursday and Friday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 5, 2011

National gang roundup nets 45 in Charlotte area (Charlotte, NC) : Federal agents have arrested 678 people during a two-month roundup of gang members that focused Charlotte and several other areas of the country, authorities say.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 3, 2011

Second suspect arrested in EC shootout (Elizabeth City, NC): A second suspect was arrested Thursday night by Elizabeth City police after a gang-related shootout injured an 8-month-old infant Tuesday night.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: February 17, 2011

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