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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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Vandalism shows possible gang connection (Shelby, NC): Police recently connected a trio of teens to a cluster of possibly gang-related graffiti. A woman told Shelby Police Officer M.L. McPherson Thursday that she witnessed three people spray painting homes on Morrison Street, according to a report.
Source: The Star    Date: April 15, 2009

Gang members charged with spraying graffiti in Alamance (Alamance, NC): Members of a gang from Raleigh were arrested on charges they sprayed graffiti on the outside of a business and a trailer park, the sheriff's office said today.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 13, 2009

Police arrest one, seek two in shooting (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police have arrested one man and are seeking two others in connection with a shooting on Dyer Street Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Advance    Date: April 8, 2009

10 gang members arrested in Concord (Concorc, NC): Ten foreign-born gang members were arrested in Concord on Wednesday during a multi-agency operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials said.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 3, 2009

Greene County Schools offers students in gangs a better way to live (Snow Hill, NC): Rural communities such as Greene County are seeing more gang-related activities than during previous years, which can affect students' abilities to perform their best in school.
Source: ENC Today    Date: March 10, 2009

Expert urges three-pronged approach to combat gangs (Chapel Hill, NC): Durham has a serious, longstanding gang problem -- more serious than many other North Carolina cities. But using a three-pronged approach is crucial in stemming the crime and violence gangs create.
Source: The Herlad-Sun    Date: March 8, 2009

New gang numbers may be misleading (Raleigh, NC): The number of gangs in North Carolina appears to be increasing, according to a new report released by the Governors Crime Commission.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: March 6, 2009

Durham anti-gang official advises public vigilance, creation of outlets (Chapel Hill, NC): Building strong relationships in neighborhoods and providing 'safe havens' for youths are keys to preventing them from joining gangs, according to Tim Henderson.
Source: The Herlad-Sun    Date: March 4, 2009

Gang threats scare off witnesses (Raleigh, NC): A potential informant shot multiple times in the stomach at the behest of a jailed gang member. Convicted killers flashing gang signs and threatening jurors with revenge.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 1, 2009

15 face federal charges on drug, gang activity (Charlotte, NC): Fifteen people in Charlotte have been indicted on federal drug charges that say the defendants are connected to the Bloods street gang.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 25, 2009

10 foreign-born gang members arrested in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Ten foreign-born gang members with ties to local violent street gangs were arrested Charlotte, NC, Wednesday following an Immigration and Customs Enforcement led operation, according to reports obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Liaison Committee.
Source: Examiner    Date: February 20, 2009

Gang task force (Asheville, NC): Local law officers say gang activity is on the rise, so they're joining forces to try and get a handle on it.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: February 19, 2009

Anti-gang efforts gain ground (Asheville, NC): Rochelle Clement hears fewer cracks of gunfire outside her Hillcrest Apartments home than she did a year ago. She credits community meetings that started after shooters in June emptied several rounds from cars into a Hillcrest apartment.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 17, 2009

Asheville dropouts linked to gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law enforcement and school officials have noticed a troubling correlation between high school dropouts and gang activity.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 16, 2009

Carteret Co. agencies coming together to fight influence of gangs (Carteret County, NC): There are more signs each day that gangs are popping up all across the east. Several areas have gang prevention task forces—and as Nine On Your Side’s Philip Jones reports, you can add one more county to the list of places where law enforcement agencies are banding together to fight the influence of gangs.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: February 5, 2009

Small neighborhood gangs called biggest threat (Greensboro, NC): For almost two months, two groups of teenage boys have been exchanging gunfire in a neighborhood along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Source: News & Record    Date: February 4, 2009

Old laws used against present-day gangs in N.C. (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are using two old, obscure laws in their efforts to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 25, 2009

Victim's aunt: Gangs threatening way of life (Wilmington, NC): When Joyce Clark was growing up in Wilmington she rarely got away with anything. If she did something wrong, her parents knew about it before she got home.
Source: The Star-News    Date: January 24, 2009

Brunswick County gang busters ask for funds (Bolivia, NC): The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office wants a grant from the state to help refine relatively new efforts that one official said have already dulled the growth of local gang activity.
Source: The Sun News    Date: January 8, 2009

Raleigh killings up 48% in '08 (Raleigh, NC): The number of homicides in Raleigh last year reached 34, a sharp increase from the 2007 total of 23. It was the city's highest number in records that date back to 1970. The previous high was 31 deaths in 1994.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: January 3, 2009

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