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  • Scores of alleged L.A. gang members arrested in nationwide sweep

    Scores of alleged L.A. gang members arrested in nationwide sweep
    Nearly 1,000 suspected gang members, including almost 90 from the Los Angeles area, were swept up in a nationwide crackdown on transnational gangs, authorities announced Wednesday. The sweep, dubbed Operation Wildfire, pulled in 87 members of more...
  • Blue Island hires 'mastermind' of Dixmoor parks scandal

    Blue Island hires 'mastermind' of Dixmoor parks scandal
    It has been 17 years since Bobby Jackson pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal more than $100,000 from the Dixmoor Park District, but it came as a shock to learn that Blue Island has hired him as building director for its recreation center. "I believe in...
  • Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks

    Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks
    The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail. Although the victims — ages 21 and 22 —...
  • Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents

     Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents
    As an argument earlier this month escalated, someone suddenly yelled, "Brim Blood!" A gunman then fired a round at two others near UCF's Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on Khayyam Avenue, just across Alafaya Trail from the main entrance to the campus....
  • Wannabe rapper gets life in prison in New York murder case

    A reputed street gang leader who sought to convince a jury that amateur music videos featuring him rhyming about carrying guns and spilling the blood of rivals were pure fiction was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Ronald Herron was convicted in...
  • 2 Charged In Hartford Cold Case Homicide

    2 Charged In Hartford Cold Case Homicide
    HARTFORD — Two men who authorities say are members of the city's Money Green Bedroc street gang have been charged in connection with a 2009 homicide on Liberty Street, according to the state's attorney's office. Kendall Jules, 26, was arrested...
  • Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'

    Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'
    Did mayoral debate moderator Phil Ponce of WTTW-TV cross the line Tuesday night in the debate between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Ponce told me yes, he thinks he did. He told me that he crossed the line in...
  • Catholic nuns target of violence in Haiti

    Even before one of them put a shotgun to her throat screaming "Money, money!" Sister Marie de la Croix knew what the intruders wanted after being awakened by rocks raining down on the house next door. The noise was soon followed by gunshots, and then the...
  • Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed. Rahm Emanuel spent nearly $200 million over two...
  • Recent murder victim remembered at vigil

    Recent murder victim remembered at vigil
    Amid a trail of red tail lights on North Lake Street in Aurora Saturday morning, a group prayed in a parking lot for a victim of a recent fatal drive-by shooting. The Prayer Coalition for Reconciliation held a vigil for Bryce Stiff of Montgomery, who...
  • LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains

    LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains
    The sweeps came on Friday nights in South Los Angeles, often before big events like Raiders games. Police would round up young men they thought were gang members and hold them over the weekend to keep violence down, a campaign launched by then-Chief Daryl...