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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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Murder suspect, 14, has a slim criminal record but a documented history of defiance (Omaha, NE): Glance at 14-year-old Tyon Wells and you see a skinny teen with an even skimpier juvenile record. Wells’ only official criminal blemish was a juvenile diversion case over a meltdown on a school bus.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 4, 2018

Gang specialists reach out to elementary age students before gang members can influence them (Omaha, NE): The case of Tyon Wells, 14, brings to light the influence of gangs at a young age. Wells is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Zachary Parker, 17, in February near 25th and Crown Point.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: May 3, 2018

Shooting may have been gang-motivated, Lincoln police chief says (Lincoln, NE): Many people involved in an altercation Monday that led to a man's shooting death had gang affiliations, Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said Tuesday, and police are exploring whether the crime was gang-motivated.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: March 27, 2018

Numbers are down, but gangs remain in G.I. (Grand Island, NE): The gang presence in Grand Island is much less than it was before Operation Peer Pressure and other programs carried out by the Grand Island Police Department in 2009 and 2010.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: March 17, 2018

Police called to gang-related assault at Grand Island park (Grand Island, NE): Grand Island Police were called to a gang-related assault involving a knife at a local park around midnight on Wednesday. Police said three people were fighting at Eagle Scout Lake in Grand Island.
Source: NTV News    Date: February 28, 2018

Alleged gang member convicted in racketeering case (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man has been convicted of racketeering conspiracy. The verdict was returned against Jerell Jaynie, 25, after a two-week trial in federal court.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: February 23, 2018

Crips Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy in Nebraska (Omaha, NE): A violent member of the Omaha, Nebraska area Crips Gang was found guilty today of participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving acts of violence, including attempted murder and assaults, witness tampering and drug distribution.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 22, 2018

Omaha gang member sent to prison for life after woman killed on her front porch (Omaha, NE): An Omaha gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison, sentenced in the April 2016 killing of Barbara Williams. Williams was on the front porch of her home near 48th and Boyd streets when Goynes opened a barrage of gunfire on rival gang member. The 55-year-old was caught in the crossfire, and struck by a bullet.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: January 22, 2018

23-year-old gang member convicted of first-degree murder in April 2016 death of bystander (Omaha, NE): A jury on Friday convicted an Omaha gang member of first-degree murder in the April 2016 death of a bystander on a porch.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 3, 2017

Defense says cell phone photo proves innocence of man who authorities say killed bystander in gang shooting (Omaha, NE): A coldblooded killer who cut down an innocent bystander as he chased rivals through an apartment complex. Or a falsely accused man who was 3 miles away, picnicking and partying with family and friends at the time of the shooting.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 27, 2017

Grass-roots Omaha 360 becomes leader in tackling the root causes of gun violence (Omaha, NE): Each meeting of the anti-violence Omaha 360 task force begins with a report by Omaha police captains on the previous week’s gun assaults in north Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 6, 2017

Rival gang members taken to Colorado in anti-violence effort (Omaha, NE): The challenge of whitewater rafting or rock climbing is a first-of-its-kind experience for a group of people too familiar with overcoming obstacles.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: August 3, 2017

Omaha gang member sentenced to 20 years for trying to hire hitman to kill woman (Omaha, NE): A man who wanted a woman he blamed for his legal entanglements to be shot to death was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years in prison.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 25, 2017

Omaha gang member is sentenced to eight years in prison for racketeering conspiracy (Omaha, NE): Greg Bahati once attempted to shoot in the head a person he believed provided information about him to rival Omaha gang members, federal law enforcement authorities have alleged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 23, 2017

FBI task force arrests 10 alleged street gang members (Omaha, NE): Law enforcement authorities on Thursday arrested 10 people who they say are Surenos street gang members who trafficked in cocaine, methamphetamine and guns in the Omaha area.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 2, 2017

Sureños Gang Busted in Omaha (Omaha, NE): A joint operation between the Omaha Police Department, the FBI, and several law enforcement agencies landed several people in jail for narcotics and weapons trafficking.
Source: News Channel Nebraska    Date: June 2, 2017

Violence in Nebraska prisons can be traced to gangs, Scott Frakes says (Lincoln, NE): The state corrections director said Thursday that gang problems within the Nebraska prison system are significantly worse than he anticipated when he took the director’s job.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 21, 2017

Judge warns that released Omaha gang member sentenced for RICO conspiracy could be in danger (Omaha, NE): Much was looking up Wednesday for former murder defendant Kendell Tealer. At midday, manacles linked his legs in U.S. District Court in Omaha. By nightfall, he had been freed from jail with a time-served sentence. It had been 2½ years. A girlfriend awaited.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 23, 2017

Racketeering plea deal not a good sign for federal gang case; murder charge dropped against man (Omaha, NE): Less than a year ago, law enforcement authorities hailed the indictments a grand jury had returned against local gang members using federal racketeering law. Six members of Omaha’s 40th and 44th Avenue Crips gangs were arrested under the indictments in U.S. District Court, which represented a new prosecutorial tack for Nebraska in the fight against gang violence.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 3, 2017

‘Disrespect’ for gang tied to September stabbing, kidnapping of man (Omaha, NE): Alberto Delgado-Ceballos was blindfolded, bound and stuffed into a Jeep by a handful of gang members in September. The 27-year-old man was stabbed three times, then taken to a South Omaha garage, where gang members splashed him with cold water to keep him awake while they continued to assault him, authorities allege.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: December 27, 2016

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