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High court upholds Omaha man's murder conviction in gang-related slaying (Lincoln, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld Friday the murder conviction of an Omaha man found guilty in a gang-related revenge slaying on a downtown street.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 17, 2014

Anti-violence advocate praises stats showing decrease in Omaha gun violence (Omaha, NE): An influential leader working to improve the quality of life for all Omaha residents said Wednesday that he’s encouraged by the Police Department’s latest release of gun violence statistics.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 16, 2014

Lincoln adds 2 police officers to fight gang activity (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln police will hire two officers to fight gangs with a $250,000 federal grant won by the city, Mayor Chris Beutler announced Wednesday.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: October 1, 2014

Suspected Lincoln gang member sentenced for beating deaths (Lincoln, NE): A suspected gang member has been sentenced to prison for helping beat to death two Lincoln men last year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 1, 2014

"Operation Tipping Point" Fights Gang Activity In Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): For 10 years the Hub has tried to help Lincoln kids graduate high school and find a job.
Source: 1011 News    Date: August 28, 2014

City hires new gang intervention specialist (Omaha, NE): Omaha's two gang intervention specialists don't work out of the office, and they call that one of their strengths. Both men work the streets, and it's familiar to them because they once walked in those same shoes.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Two sisters make trek from gang-plagued El Salvador to new life in Nebraska (Omaha, NE): The river was dirty, full of trash and discarded clothes from previous migrants. Sisters Carolina and Liseth were standing on Mexican soil. The Rio Grande separated them from the United States and their dreams for a safe future.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 17, 2014

Lincoln suspects enter plea agreements in gang beating deaths (Lincoln, NE): Two suspected gang members have pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges for the beating deaths of two Lincoln men last year.
Source: KLKN 8 News    Date: July 21, 2014

Gang crackdown sends Omaha man to prison (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a drug and firearms investigation. Jarez Wilson had entered a guilty plea in the case.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: July 11, 2014

Anti-gang initiative takes root (Omaha, NE): The man playing a key role in the Omaha Police Department's anti-gang initiatives is connecting with parents in a push to stop the damage in the streets. Alberto Gonzales launched the campaign in South Omaha Wednesday.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: July 2, 2014

Is your child in a gang? Know the warning signs (Omaha, NE): Gang violence in Omaha has decreased in the past several years, but new members continue to get younger according to Omaha Police. Lisa, a single mother of five who asks we protect her identity, suspects her sixteen-year-old son is in a gang. She says his behavior and life is spiraling out of control.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: June 30, 2014

June's Press Club's focus is gang activity in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Press Club’s June Forum focused on the gang situation in Omaha. Guests were Lieutenant Ken Kanger, who is in charge of the Omaha Police Department's Gang Unit and Janee Pannkuk, executive director of Impact One. Kanger said there are about 82 gangs in the city, but only a dozen of those are currently active.
Source: 91.5 KIOS-FM     Date: June 26, 2014

Grand Island chief explains gang member number (Grand Island, NE): The 375 documented gang members who are noted in a state grant application doesn't mean that each person is still active in gangs or even in town, the Grand Island police chief says.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: June 25, 2014

Grand Island gang numbers identified (Grand Island, NE): Grand Island has "375 documented gang members," according to a state grant application that the Grand Island City Council will consider during a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. But Police Chief Steve Lamken is quick to explain the number. "It means there are 375 names in the database," Lamken said. "It does not mean that each one is a hard-core gang member."
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: June 24, 2014

Police: 12 active gangs in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The Omaha Police Department’s gang unit said there are about 12 active gangs in the city with about 30 main gang members who are behind most of the gang activity.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: June 19, 2014

Lincoln/Omaha councils talk gang violence, development projects (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln has about 900 gang members, and the number continues to grow, according to Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong. Thursday, Peschong met with Omaha's police chief and members of both city's councils to collaborate and bounce ideas off one another on how to combat the issue.
Source: KOLN News    Date: June 13, 2014

Omaha, Lincoln chiefs describe fight against gangs (Omaha, NE): If you take out the gang and gun violence, "we are the model city in the country," said Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer during a joint meeting of the Omaha and Lincoln city councils Thursday.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: June 12, 2014

Gang unit works to get handle on violence (Omaha, NE): Police believe some of the recent gun violence is gang-related, however, they won't confirm which. In an effort to keep summer violence from heating up even more, they're reaching out to youth.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: June 12, 2014

Lincoln police to add two officers to anti-gang unit after spate of shootings, robberies (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska's Capital City is seeking to add two police officers to its anti-gang unit to address a recent spate of gang-related shootings and robberies.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 16, 2014

LPD seeks grant to fight gang violence (Lincoln, NE): The Lincoln Police Department plans to apply for a federal grant to add two police officers, allowing LPD to devote more resources to fighting gang-related crimes.
Source: KOLN News    Date: May 15, 2014

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