| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend slaying, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence.
Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city’s fourth gang-related homicide victim in 2014,...
| Aug 26, 2014
If anything was unusual about the shootings of two people by Chicago police last weekend, it was that one of the incidents sparked a protest.
A sudden rainstorm scattered the 80 or so people who gathered Monday on the West Side to protest the fatal...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In his 1988 book “Seductions of Crime,” UCLA sociologist Jack Katz devotes an entire chapter to what he calls the “ways of the badass.” “In many youthful circles,” he writes, “to be ‘bad,' to be a ‘...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:38 AM
Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:15 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — It's been almost six years since gunmen snuffed out the life of teenagers Barry Eugene Richardson and Keon Otis Flemming on 35th Street.
The latest chapter in the lengthy case ended in a Newport News courtroom Friday when a jury...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:13 PM
The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun.
As shots rang out, neighbors screamed at their children to hit the ground.
Ximena Meza ran for her front door, but didn't make it. She was...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:19 AM
A shooting between rival gangs in Little Village left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded Friday night.
The three were among at least 17 people shot overnight, according to police.
The Little Village shooting happened about 11:30 p.m....
| Oct 3, 2014
"A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:42 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A double-homicide jury trial started Tuesday for a Hampton man charged with killing two teens in 2008.
Floyd Taybron, 22, is charged with killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Kajaunce Morton placed his regular order for a cheeseburger, collected his change and waited for his food inside a South Side takeout restaurant popular with locals and police.
Suddenly, two males with hoodies pulled up about their faces charged in. One...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Prosecutors said Saturday that one of the men charged in the Aug. 20 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy had this reaction when he hopped into a getaway car: "I just hit a shorty. I just hit a shorty."
The "shorty" was Antonio Smith, the youngest gun...