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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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Double shooting in Allentown found to be gang-related homicides (Allentown, PA): The investigation into the double shooting that left two men dead in Allentown was found to be a gang-related dispute.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: November 8, 2017

Second York City gang leader gets life in prison (York, PA): Another leader of York City's "Southside" gang will spend the rest of his life in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday, Oct. 25, that Marc "Marky D." Hernandez, 32, a leader of "Southside" as well as a member of the "Bloods," was sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and drug-distribution conspiracies.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: October 26, 2017

Life in prison for York's Southside gang leader on drug and racketeering charges (York, PA): The leader of York's Southside gang was sentenced to life in prison on drugs and racketeering charges by a federal judge, according to a news release Wednesday from U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: October 25, 2017

Feds charge 13 in alleged W. Philly drug gang war (Philadelphia, PA): Thirteen people were charged Thursday with participating in a 2013 shooting war between two West Philadelphia drug gangs that left one man dead, another critically wounded, and a bystander shot and wounded.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 19, 2017

Arrest made in fatal July 4th shooting of Allentown teen (Allentown, PA): Investigators allege a member of the Bloods street gang fatally shot a teenager in the back this summer after a fight concerning the victim’s girlfriend.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: October 18, 2017

Police make another arrest in Trinitarios drug network (Allentown, PA): Allentown police have arrested another member of the Trinitarios street gang accused of dealing heroin, cocaine and marijuana for months in the area of North Penn and West Tilghman streets.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: October 17, 2017

York County gang leader sentenced to life in prison (Harrisburg, PA): The US Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on Tuesday that the 32-year-old leader of a York street gang, Rolando "Mico" Cruz Jr. has been sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and drug distribution conspiracies.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: October 4, 2017

Allentown police make drug arrests linked to Trinitarios gang (Allentown, PA): Authorities in Lehigh County said they arrested three members of the Trinitarios street gang following a extensive drug investigation in the area of North Penn and West Tilghman streets in Allentown.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: September 14, 2017

Easton police raid homes, garage, seize drugs, arrest six (Easton, PA): Easton police on Wednesday morning raided two homes and a garage, arrested six people and seized methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana and a car during two separate drug investigations.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: September 13, 2017

Prosecutors highlight gangs in Unified Erie push (Erie, PA): The anti-violence initiative has led prosecutors to present evidence of defendants’ gang affiliation, including social media posts and video, in court.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: July 23, 2017

Pottstown gang member re-sentenced for ‘reign of terror’ (Norristown, PA): While not backing off his finding that a Reading man engaged in a “reign of terror” during a war between rival gangs in Pottstown, a judge nonetheless reduced the man’s minimum sentence slightly as part of a new sentencing scheme.
Source: The Mercury    Date: July 21, 2017

Monroe inmate beaten for opposing gang’s control of jail phones, police say (Monroe County, PA): Seven Monroe County Jail inmates have been accused in the May 23 prison melee of punching, biting and kicking that investigators say began when one inmate challenged a gang’s control of jail phones.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 17, 2017

Police: Gang member charged in Bethlehem attempted homicide (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem police charged a “Brim Bloods” gang member with attempted homicide in a shooting Friday afternoon that injured a man when he fell and struck his head on the sidewalk.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 10, 2017

Federal inmate sentenced for gang related assault (Scranton, PA): An inmate will serve an additional 57 months in prison after assaulting a rival gang member while incarcerated. Johnny Biggs, 38, was sentenced on June 15 to 57 months to run consecutive to his current sentence by District Judge Malachy Mannion.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: June 19, 2017

2 gang members admit to 2013 murder of Allentown teen (Allentown, PA): In a surprise move, two gang members on Friday admitted their roles in the shooting death of an Allentown teenager almost four years ago.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: June 16, 2017

Attorneys rest in case of gang assassin charged with killing guard (Scranton, PA): The capital murder case against gang assassin Jessie Con-ui was years in the making. But testimony that will decide his guilt took less than two days to deliver to the jury.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: June 6, 2017

Defense attorney admits gang assassin is guilty ‘beyond all doubt’ in guard’s killing (Scranton, PA): In the face of “overwhelming” evidence of guilt, gang assassin Jessie Con-ui’s defense team started his murder trial Monday with a seldom-used tactic — saying he is responsible for murdering a correctional officer.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: June 5, 2017

6 arrested after teen girl cliques brawl in West Philly (Philadelphia, PA): Two rival female teen cliques went at it in a pair of brawls Wednesday night in West Philadelphia that resulted in the hair of one teenager being set on fire and six teens being arrested.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: March 23, 2017

US prosecutor: ‘Retaliatory shootings’ related to Erie gangs (Erie, PA): A routine court hearing provided a rare glimpse at the landscape of local gangs Wednesday, when a federal prosecutor said gangs from the city's east and west sides have engaged in "retaliatory shootings" during an "ongoing beef."
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: March 16, 2017

West Pottsgrove man jailed for illegal gun sale to gang member (Norristown, PA): A West Pottsgrove man, described by authorities as an associate of a Pottstown gang member, is headed to state prison for the illegal transfer of a firearm to that gang member.
Source: The Mercury     Date: March 15, 2017

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