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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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Gangs in the Mountain State: Part II (Fayetteville, WV): Dating back to the early 1920s, Route 19 has transported millions of people across the seven states it touches. It’s also become a modern day haven for drug trafficking according to police.
Source: WVNS 59 News    Date: May 18, 2011

Gangs in the Mountain State: Part I (Oak Hill, WV): Some say life flashes before your eyes and slows to a crawl when you hear a gunshot. Not so, according to Cpl. Chris Young with the Oak Hill Police Department. "It seems liked five, maybe 10 seconds," said Young. "He shot the door and I got away from it. Next time he shot, he shot me."
Source: WVNS 59 News    Date: May 17, 2011

Law changes on the books in West Virginia (Charleston, WV): Many new laws passed by the state of West Virginia are now in effect, from renaming and altering of the Parkways Authority, regulating raffles, changing high school education, to several laws regarding street gangs, domestic violence, and littering crimes.
Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph    Date: July 3, 2010

Part Three: Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): When it comes to gangs two things stand out; guns and violence. Larger cities have seen their fair share of robberies, fights, stabbings and other violent activities. The question remains, 'How many of these problems will follow gangs to West Virginia?'
Source: WVNS 59 News    Date: May 26, 2010

Part Two: Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): Gangs have been a problem in Columbus, Ohio, since before police began tracking them back in 1996. Despite paying the problem more attention, they’ve also seen the problem grow over the years.
Source: WVNS 59 News    Date: May 25, 2010

Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): On March 18 Cpl. Chris Young, an officer with the Oak Hill Police Department, was shot. Young lived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he was wearing and continues to work at the Oak Hill Police Department.
Source: WVNS 59 News    Date: May 24, 2010

Gangs of Oak Hill? (Oak Hill, WV): An investigation into the shooting of a police officer in Southern West Virginia is leading investigators into things they'd hoped they'd never see.
Source: MetroNews    Date: April 5, 2010

Manchin signs anti-gang, school bus bills (Beckley, WV): Moving to head off the lawlessness of street gangs in West Virginia, viewed by one lawmaker as a burgeoning problem, Gov. Joe Manchin gave police more power Thursday to deal with them.
Source: The Register-Herald    Date: April 2, 2010

New information in Oak Hill police officer shooting (Oak Hill, WV): Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said they have information that the Bloods and Crypts street gangs have been establishing a presence in the Beckley-Oak Hill area.
Source: The State Journal    Date: March 31, 2010

Criminal street gangs function behind prison bars (Charleston, WV): Criminal street gangs are fanning across West Virginia to spread violence and peddle drugs, and for some, the business of crime is thriving behind prison bars, an Eastern Panhandle lawmaker disclosed Thursday.
Source: The Register-Herald    Date: March 11, 2010

Targeting gang activity (Charleston, WV): Street gangs are flexing criminal muscles across a wide swath of West Virginia, and one lawmaker wants to give police a tool to head off the problem before it worsens.
Source: The Register-Herald    Date: January 27, 2010

WV intelligence center monitors gang activity (Charleston, WV): West Virginia has its own intelligence gathering agency, the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center, located at the capitol complex in Charleston. Its mission is to connect the dots and share information with a variety of state agencies.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting    Date: January 21, 2010

Street gang ordinance under analysis (Charles Town, WV): Officials in Charles Town are being asked to consider a new ordinance that could give local police more power to investigate possible gang-related activity.
Source: The Journal    Date: November 13, 2009

Police in city report more gang activity (Charleston, WV): Local gang problems have gotten worse in recent years as an influx of gangsters from other cities works to turn Charleston into a hotbed of street-crime activities.
Source: The Charleston Gazette    Date: April 12, 2009

Boys & Girls Club gets gang prevention grant (Morgantown, WV): The Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club in Morgantown recently received a grant for $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: WTRF 7 News    Date: December 18, 2008

Alleged gang member arrested in Moundsville (Moundsville, WV): A suspected member of a national street gang connected to narcotics trafficking was arrested without incident in Moundsville Saturday and is now facing federal charges.
Source: The Intelligencer    Date: February 5, 2008

Big-city gang gets a toehold in rural West Virginia (Bloomery, WV): It seems an unlikely setting for a meeting of big-city gang members--a secluded spot along the Shenandoah River where the loudest noises come from tires crunching gravel and water rushing over the dam.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 13, 2005

Feds, local officers go after gangs (Charleston, WV): Law enforcement officials expect a new task force to give police and prosecutors new tools to fight gang violence and drug activity in Southern West Virginia.
Source: The Charleston Gazette    Date: August 10, 2005

Fugitives arrested in Huntington (Huntington, WV): City police officers and a representative of the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Macon arrested three Macon, Ga., men on felony fugitive of justice charges in Huntington Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Herald-Dispatch    Date: April 30, 2005

Area police hear lowdown on MS-13 gang (Martinsburg, WV): MS-13, one of the most violent street gangs in the county, is showing up in the area, police said Thursday.
Source: Hagerstown Morning Herald    Date: March 25, 2005

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