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Lincoln gunfire linked to gang ties (Lincoln, NE): Police in Lincoln are sorting through the city's latest murder that they're describing as a gang-related shooting. Investigators say the suspect, Hector Lopez, killed himself as officers closed in.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: December 2, 2013

Police find 20-year-old man fatally shot (Lincoln, NE): A man identified in a police report as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday near the state Capitol had gang ties, according to court documents, though it is unclear whether gang involvement was to blame for his death.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: December 1, 2013

Two gang members accused in fatal beatings of two strangers in Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): Gang members are accused of beating two strangers to death with a baseball bat last summer, and another gang's challenge may have been the trigger, according to authorities.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 20, 2013

True Blue Soldiers has community on edge (Lincoln, NE): A man who wishes to keep his identity a secret said his neighborhoods in the GasLight Village area is no stranger to gang activity. "I know a lot of people around here that are affiliated and they have done things like a bunch of my friends are in jail now because of that," he said.
Source: KLKN 8 News    Date: November 20, 2013

Break comes in Lincoln double murder case; random acts of violence (Lincoln, NE): A 19-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested and charged with beating two men to death this past summer, apparently random acts of violence as part of gang activity.
Source: Nebraska Radio Network    Date: November 13, 2013

Gang member convicted in Omaha slaying of teen (Omaha, NE): A man has been convicted in the slaying of a 16-year-old Omaha boy who was wearing red, the color of a rival gang.
Source: The Independent    Date: November 7, 2013

Gang member convicted in Omaha slaying of teen (Omaha, NE): A man has been convicted in the slaying of a 16-year-old Omaha boy who was wearing red, the color of a rival gang.
Source: KGWN 5 News    Date: November 7, 2013

Gang member pleads guilty to reduced charge in killing of teen dressed in Husker red (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in last year's death of a 16-year-old targeted for the color of his clothes.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 6, 2013

Anti-gang sweep of north Omaha nets 10th suspect (Omaha, NE): Police on Friday arrested a 10th person in an anti-gang sweep of north Omaha. Clarence "J.R." Dennis was taken into custody near 42nd and Spaulding Streets by the Metro Fugitive Task Force. Authorities had received a tip on his whereabouts.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 1, 2013

Ninth person arrested in anti-gang sweep (Omaha, NE): A ninth person has been arrested as part of Operation Wipe it Down, an anti-gang sweep jointly operated by local and federal authorities.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 31, 2013

Authorities ID 4 wanted in latest Omaha anti-gang sweep (Omaha, NE): Authorities have released the names of four people sought on local and federal charges as part of an anti-gang sweep.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 28, 2013

Eight more arrests in Omaha anti-gang sweep (Omaha, NE): Federal authorities have charged an additional 12 people with crimes in a continuing anti-gang sweep in north Omaha. As of late Friday, eight of the 12 were in custody, police said.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 26, 2013

249 arrests made during gang, gun and drug operation (Omaha, NE): The United States Marshal for the District of Nebraska completed a strategic violence reduction enforcement operation that removed over 249 individuals tied to gangs, violence, narcotics, and sex offenses.
Source: KPTM FOX 42 News    Date: September 19, 2013

Gang member gets life for killing Omaha teen dressed in red (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the shooting death of a teenager who happened to be wearing the wrong color.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 29, 2013

Pair sentenced for shooting of innocent victim in gang feud (Omaha, NE): Two men who police say have gang ties were sentenced Friday for their role in an Omaha homicide committed two years ago.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: August 16, 2013

Police arrest known gang member (Omaha, NE): Omaha police arrested a known gang member Wednesday on gun and drug charges.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: August 9, 2013

Omaha police make ninth arrest in crackdown on gang-related crime dubbed Operation Purple Haze (Omaha, NE): Omaha police say a final suspect being sought as part of a crackdown on gang-related crime has been arrested.
Source: The Republic    Date: July 26, 2013

Ninth 'Purple Haze' suspect turns himself in (Omaha, NE): Since last week, police have announced nine arrests stemming from a nine-month-long investigation into gang activity, including drug and gun trafficking.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: June 6, 2013

Tolbert guilty in gang-related murder (Omaha, NE): A Douglas County jury on Tuesday found Angelo Tolbert guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of Montrell Wiseman.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: June 5, 2013

Fifth purported gang leader arrested by Omaha police (Omaha, NE): A reputed gang member who had been sought on a sealed federal warrant has been arrested, police said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 4, 2013

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