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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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'Boys from Ardmore' gang members arrested in Main Line assaults (Montgomery County, PA): Three members of a Main Line gang called the "Boys from Ardmore," or BFA, were charged with assault Friday in connection with a November incident in which they allegedly terrorized a man who had been in a dispute with them, authorities said.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 7, 2016

More than 20 gangs at work in York city (York, PA): More than 20 criminal gangs do business in York, according to Wes Kahley, York City Police chief, and that small army is carrying illegal guns and is connected to many of the city's shootings.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: September 26, 2016

York to gang members: Let us help you, or else (York, PA): York officials want to meet with gun-carrying corner boys and high-level coke slingers to broker a deal that would change their relationship from adversaries to partners.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: September 24, 2016

Reading man admits to attempted murder of rival Pottstown gang member (Norristown, PA): A Reading man and lead member of a violent Pottstown-area drug-related gang is on his way to state prison after he admitted he attempted to kill a rival gang member during a gun battle in Lower Pottsgrove.
Source: The Mercury    Date: September 23, 2016

Pa. court backs 34 1/2- to 69-year jail term for double killing in gang brawl (Chester County, PA): A 34 1/2- to 69-year prison term isn't too severe for a man who admitted to fatally stabbing two people during a brutal gang-related melee at a bonfire party arranged by high school students, a state appeals court panel has ruled.
Source:    Date: September 21, 2016

Alleged Pottstown gang member convicted of bar assault (Norristown, PA): Calling video surveillance footage of a brutal bar fight “paramount evidence,” a judge has convicted an alleged Pottstown gang member of assaulting a man during a disturbance at the borough tavern.
Source: The Mercury    Date: September 19, 2016

CeaseFire veterans: York needs patience, commitment (York, PA): The upcoming policing plan in York City will involve hauling in violent offenders, having community members tell them to stop shooting people, offering the offenders services on the condition that they indeed don’t shoot people, and promising they’ll go to jail if they and their friends keep committing violence.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 16, 2016

Long prison sentences for two Yorkers in gang murder (York, PA): Convicted murderer Elvin Mateo Jr. didn't smirk during the entirety of his sentencing hearing Monday, as he did throughout his preliminary hearing for the gang murder of Jordan Breeland.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: August 30, 2016

Promoting gun violence prevention in Philly through basketball camaraderie (Philadelphia, PA): Aimed to reduce gang violence in Chicago, young men from different communities throughout the city meet each other, learn leadership values through teamwork and resolve any differences they may have through sport.
Source: The Philadelphia Tribune    Date: August 24, 2016

Lawyer: 'High-ranking' gang member at center of Erie double homicide (Erie, PA): Erie police have said the two teenagers slain in a July 2015 double homicide were not the intended targets of the shooting. But details of the motivation for the shooting have remained incomplete. A defense lawyer for one of the five defendants accused in the shooting offered his version of events in a pretrial motion submitted in Erie County Court this past week.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: August 7, 2016

Lawyer: Erie double homicide gang-related (Erie, PA): A defendant accused of involvement in a July 2015 double homicide is claiming the shooting was retaliation in a dispute between gangs and that he was not involved.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: August 3, 2016

Bethlehem council considers anti-graffiti ordinance (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday backed a law that aims to prevent graffiti and remove it more quickly after properties do get tagged.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 20, 2016

Judge sees hope in alleged gang members (Easton, PA): Bethlehem police say Tyrik Adams and Patrick Price are gang members who robbed a drug dealer during a dangerous set-up in which he was stabbed in the chest with a knife.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 20, 2016

3 suspects with connection to Bloods, Crips gangs charged in gun store burglary (Lancaster, PA): Police have charged a woman and two men in connection with a Lancaster County gun store burglary. Authorities say the suspects have gang-related ties to the "Bloods & Crips." Some of the stolen guns are believed to be possessed by members of those gangs.
Source: WGAL Channel 8 News    Date: July 12, 2016

Alleged West Ward shooter was forming gang, cops say after arrest (Easton, PA): It took Easton police less than two days to make the first arrest in Wednesday night's shootings in the city's West Ward. Hakeem Williams, 19, who has a listed address in the 900 block of Spruce Street but lives elsewhere in the neighborhood, is believed to be one of two people who fired shots about 7 o'clock that night, police Lt. Matthew Gerould said.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: July 1, 2016

2 women get prison terms for fatal 2014 drive-by shooting (Stroudsburg, PA): Two Pennsylvania women have been sentenced to 10 to 40 years in prison for their roles in a deadly drive-by shooting. Authorities say the women were part of a group — which included members of the Black P Stones street gang — who shot up a Hamilton Township home in northeast Pennsylvania in retaliation for a drug deal-turned-robbery.
Source: The Tribune-Democrat    Date: June 30, 2016

Gun stolen from Hellertown home found in Easton gang-related drug raid (Easton, PA): Police say a man stole four firearms from his girlfriend's house, and one of the guns was found by Easton police earlier this month during a raid of a Bloods drug-dealing network.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: June 29, 2016

Bethlehem proposal targets graffiti (Bethlehem, PA): The stretch of ornamental trees and spray of pink roses and purple flowers along Bethlehem's Greenway grow in memory of a young Marine who survived Desert Storm but died 20 years ago in a car crash.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: June 20, 2016

Gang expert won’t testify in attempted murder trial (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Jurors in an attempted murder trial starting Monday will not hear a gang expert testify about the alleged gunman’s affiliations, but can hear his nickname, a county judge ruled Friday.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: June 18, 2016

Gang member convicted in drive-by that killed innocent man (Stroudsburg, PA): A gang member has been convicted for his role in a drive-by shooting that killed an innocent man in an eastern Pennsylvania home.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 16, 2016

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