Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.

Virginia map graphic 860 articles from Virginia
Top concerns are fatal wrecks and gangs (Albemarle County, VA): The area’s two top law enforcement officers said reducing Central Virginia gang activity and the number of fatal wrecks in Albemarle County were the chief concerns heading into the new year.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: January 11, 2012

Portsmouth gang member sentenced to life in prison (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two men during a home invasion.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: January 10, 2012

February Weyers Cave shooting called gang-related (Weyers Cave, VA): A February shooting that injured a man at the Weyers Cave Community Center was gang-related, according court documents filed Friday in Augusta County Circuit Court.
Source: The News Leader    Date: January 10, 2012

Portsmouth gang members sentenced in federal court (Norfolk, VA): Three members of a Portsmouth gang have been sentenced on federal charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 6, 2012

Alleged gang member from Newport News pleads guilty to role in two drug-related homicides (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man, allegedly a member of a street gang, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges that he participated in two drug-related homicides on the Peninsula.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 4, 2012

Signs of new gang emerging in Albemarle County (Albemarle County, VA): Police believe a new gang is emerging in Albemarle County, specifically in the Southwood Mobile Home Park. One man allegedly assaulted a county police officer on New Year's Eve at the community located off Fifth Street Extended.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: January 3, 2012

Suffolk police units' message to gangs: We're watching (Suffolk, VA): In a windowless room of the Police Department's 1st Precinct, the walls tell the story of a four-year war on gangs. Near the door, a color-coded map outlines downtown gang territories.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 21, 2011

Gang members sentenced for racketeering (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods were sentenced in Norfolk federal court this week for what prosecutors called a pattern of racketeering acts.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: December 13, 2011

Bloods leader from Portsmouth gets 15 years in prison (Norfolk, VA): A leader of a violent faction of the Bloods street gang walked into federal court Monday facing a minimum of 50 years under federal guidelines, which are only advisory.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 13, 2011

Officials call for action against local gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Officials Wednesday night called for increased action against gangs in Central Virginia. "We talk a lot in this community, about a whole lot of things all the time," said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo, speaking at a forum hosted by the Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project. "We talk things to death. … We've got to do something."
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: December 7, 2011

Parents, officials react to gang fight at local middle school (Broadway, VA): Fears of gang violence are high in Rockingham County after police arrest a 12 year old boy, for leading a fight at Frank Hillyard Middle School in Broadway.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: December 1, 2011

Eleven men arrested in investigation of drug and weapons ring (Manassas, VA): Authorities on Wednesday arrested 11 men, several of whom have ties to street gangs, on charges of cocaine and firearms trafficking in Northern Virginia, officials said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 1, 2011

Man admits to Norfolk beating death, gets 35 years (Norfolk, VA): A member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, assault and racketeering charges in the beating death of a teenager in Ocean View four summers ago.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 30, 2011

Gang activity in local schools under investigation (Harrisonburg, VA) : The C.H.A.R.G.E. Gang Task Force is investigating a gang recruitment related incident in Rockingham County. Harrisonburg Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force was contacted on Nov. 16 by a School Resource Officer about pre-teens recruiting other students for the Crips street gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: November 30, 2011

Gangs enter new territory with sex trafficking (Fairfax, VA): The MS-13 gang got its start among immigrants from El Salvador in the 1980s. Since then, the gang has built operations in 42 states, mostly out West and in the Northeastern United States, where members typically deal in drugs and weapons.
Source: NPR News    Date: November 14, 2011

MS-13 gang is branching into underage prostitution, authorities say (Fairfax,VA): The 12-year-old runaway was desperate — she was out of money and had no place to stay. So she turned to the one man her friends said could help: a top MS-13 gang member.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 13, 2011

Roanoke holds gang conference (Roanoke, VA): Virginia may be for lovers, but police know it's also home to gangs. Gangs are such an issue in the Commonwealth, that leaders have put together a training conference here in Roanoke. We're told 48% of crimes in Virginia are gang-related, and a gun was used in most of those crimes (90%).
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: November 10, 2011

Gang member gets 21 years in prison (Portsmouth, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Wednesday in Norfolk federal court to 21 years in prison for participating in a pattern of racketeering activity, including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WAVY FOX43 News     Date: November 9, 2011

Man guilty in gang-activity, assault case (Stafford County, VA): An Arlington man who started a fight at a Stafford County party earlier this year is facing more than six years in prison after being convicted under a state statute that his lawyer calls "a disgrace."
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: November 7, 2011

MS13 street gang and others tied to child prostitution (Alexandria, VA): A Fairfax man with ties to the notorious MS-13 street gang was sentenced by a federal judge to 24 years in prison for luring teenage girls from the Northern Virginia area into the horrific world of child prostitution.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: November 4, 2011

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.