| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:20 AM
AUSTIN, Texas Maria Aracely says she was pushed out of her home by her mother as her small town in western Honduras deteriorated into a place where gang members killed with machetes and charged a tax to live.
The 18-year-old fled with her infant daughter...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:44 PM
A third man has been charged in the September 2013 killing of a 17-year-old boy outside of a Grand Crossing recording studio.
Meiko Buchanan, 23, of the 600 block of West 60th Street, is charged with first-degree murder charge in the Sept. 26 fatal...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A Miami police detective fired for killing an unarmed man three years ago has won his job back.
Officer Reynaldo Goyos fatally shot Travis McNeil and wounded friend Kareem Williams in the winter of 2011 as they sat in a car at a Little Haiti following...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Even the convicted killer now admits it was brutal and senseless: a young police officer left in the gutter, three bullets in his chest, one in his right temple, after a traffic stop.
The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
More than three dozen alleged members and associates of a San Gabriel Valley gang said to be controlled by the Mexican Mafia were indicted on a range of murder, robbery, drug trafficking and other charges, federal officials announced Wednesday.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Earlier this month, Shelton Nicholas, 23, became San Bernardino’s 26th homicide victim of the year. His July 5 shooting at an abandoned home was the first in a bloody run of killings -- five dead in the city in just nine days.
A father of five...
| Jul 28, 2014
Unless you're on the streets every day interacting with young toughs the way the Rev. Robin Hood is, you can't possibly know or even truly comprehend what's going on in the lives of guys who shoot at each other and the children who are being groomed to...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Three teens charged in the Friday night killing of a 16-year-old boy in the Little Village neighborhood targeted the victim because they were looking for rival gang members, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday.
Andrew Anania, 18, and 15-year-olds...
| 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....