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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 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

LPD looks to add officers as gangs, violence increase (Lincoln, NE): The Lincoln Police Department plans to apply for a federal grant to add two police officers, allowing the department to devote more resources to fight gang-related crime.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: May 15, 2014

Gang violence in Lincoln at tipping point (Lincoln, NE): Gangs in Lincoln are growing and getting more violent, so Mayor Chris Beutler and Lincoln police are trying to get federal money to fight them.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 15, 2014

A voice of experience: Ex-gang member helps lead fight against Omaha violence (Omaha, NE): A valuable tool in the Omaha Police Department's fight against gangs is sitting at a table in the principal's office with three sixth-graders, sorting out board game pieces.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 18, 2014

New police gang intervention specialist knows firsthand about getting involved with wrong crowd (Omaha, NE): South Omaha's new gang intervention specialist knows how to relate to youths entangled with gangs because at one time he, too, got involved with the wrong crowd.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 16, 2014

Omaha gang and firearm crackdown wins regional award (Omaha, NE): Operation "Wipe It Down" not only put nearly three dozen dangerous criminals behind bars, but it also earned regional recognition for the Omaha Gang and Firearms crackdown.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: February 18, 2014

Omaha, Kansas City police share strategies to target gang violence (Omaha, NE): Omaha's efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo. Seven Kansas City gang unit officers met Thursday at Central Police Headquarters with their Omaha counterparts.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 14, 2014

Gang member imprisoned in Omaha slaying of teen (Omaha, NE): A man has been given 55 to 85 years in prison for the slaying of a 16-year-old Omaha boy who was wearing red, the color of a rival gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 30, 2014

Bail withheld for man charged in Payton Benson's death (Omaha, NE): A judge Thursday denied bail for an Omaha man charged in the shooting death of 5-year-old Payton Benson. Vincent Hicks, 20, is charged with first-degree murder on the legal theory that he intended to kill someone when the bullet struck Payton.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2014

Omahans come together after latest gun tragedy (Omaha, NE): Early in the anti-violence rally, its leader, Willie Barney, asked everyone in the audience — numbering about 300 — to hug someone they did not know. And with that, people from across the city reached out to strangers and hugged.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 25, 2014

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