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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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Norfolk Gang Squad charges four high school students (Norfolk, VA): The teenagers called themselves "Crips" and used hand signals and gang lingo on a school bus. They asked a young man if he wanted to join the gang.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 7, 2005

Governor announces $3 million to fight gangs (Richmond, VA): Saying gangs are becoming a problem in both large and small communities, Gov. Mark Warner announced Thursday the allocation of $3 million in federal funds to combat gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: January 6, 2005

Another machete attack in Fairfax County (Fairfax County, VA): Police searched Tuesday for suspected gang members in a second machete attack in less than one year in Fairfax County. Like the earlier attack, some of a victim's fingers were severed.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: January 4, 2005

Gang suspects charged (Herndon, VA): Alirio Reyes, also known as "Seco," and Osmin Heriberto Alfaro-Fuentes, known as "Buco," were scheduled to be arraigned at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Source: Herndon Connection    Date: December 21, 2004

Public safety issues top Kilgore's legislative agenda (Richmond, VA): Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would toughen Virginia's anti-gang laws by allowing civil courts to crack down on gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: December 20, 2004

Clashing perceptions (Petersburg, VA): Police thought the pictures would tell it all. Men, ages 20 to 30, wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans. Men hanging on the corner and dashing out to the first driver who slowed down just enough to signal a craving for drugs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 19, 2004

N. Va. gang members indicted (North Virginia): Two members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on racketeering charges that included the slaying of a Herndon teenager, drawing federal authorities deeper into Northern Virginia's struggle against gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 15, 2004

Va. to get share of anti-gang funding (Virginia): Congress has approved $48.6 million in anti-gang initiatives, including new funds for law enforcement task forces in Virginia and a national gang intelligence center to be run by the FBI, lawmakers announced yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 1, 2004

Cell phone seized in gang probe (Sterling, VA): Investigators seized a cell phone from a Dominion High School student’s locker because they believe he was recently recruited by the notorious MS-13 gang.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: December 1, 2004

Second gang member gets 15 years in Fairfax machete attack (Fairfax, VA): A member of a notorious street gang who slashed a rival with a machete in May and helped draw attention to the region's growing problem with gangs was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 20, 2004

Second gang member gets 15 years in Fairfax machete attack (Fairfax, VA): A member of a notorious street gang who slashed a rival with a machete in May and helped draw attention to the region's growing problem with gangs was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 20, 2004

Final five of Third Ward Gang sentenced in federal court (Richmond, VA) : The final five of 36 members of the Third Ward Gang from Petersburg indicted last year have been sentenced in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty announced in a press conference Wednesday morning.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: November 18, 2004

Loudoun Sheriff's Office holds forum on gang awareness (Loudon County, VA): Some gang members proudly boast their allegiance to their factions through the color of their clothes, doodles on their book bags and bold tattoos on their faces or hands. Others are more subtle, wearing gang symbols on concealed belt buckles and in codelike emblems on T-shirts.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 15, 2004

Shenandoah Valley authorities work to identify gang members (Harrisonburg, VA): After the body of a pregnant teenager was discovered on a Shenandoah County river bank last year, local authorities realized that violent street gangs were gaining a presence in rural areas of the state.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: November 15, 2004

Taking anti-gang effort to community (Arlington, VA): Jose E. Hoyos, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Dale City, was shopping at a Giant grocery store in Arlington about six months ago when a face from the past surfaced in the checkout line. "Remember me, Father?" the man asked. "Nope," Hoyos replied.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 31, 2004

Are gangs moving into the area? (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man shot in Denbigh might have been injured by a high school gang member. Newport News police say arrests have not been made in the Oct. 18 shooting of Gregory Terry, a 35-year-old man who lives on Old Courthouse Way.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 28, 2004

Food fight leads to five arrests at Armstrong (Richmond, VA): A cafeteria food fight ended in arrests for five Armstrong High School students yesterday. The juveniles were charged with prohibited criminal street gang participation because they were representing two rival neighborhood groups, Mosby and Creighton courts.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 28, 2004

Teen suspected of threats to kill Arlington detective (Prince William County, VA): A 17-year-old Prince William County teenager whom police described as a reputed gang member is suspected of conspiring to kill an Arlington detective, according to court records.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 27, 2004

An effort to bridge a day-care gap (Fairfax County, VA): Amid rising concern about gangs, drug and alcohol use, and even obesity, Fairfax education officials have launched an effort to reach out to the county's 27,000 middle schoolers by offering them more after-school programs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 21, 2004

Roanoke program aims to avert gangs (Roanoke, VA): The Roanoke Sheriff's Office and Boys and Girls Club of the Roanoke Valley on Tuesday announced a $25,000 initiative to prevent Roanoke area youth from becoming gang members.
Source: Roanoke Times & World News     Date: October 20, 2004

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