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  • Second Trial Begins For Alleged Hartford Gang Leader Accused Of Murder

    HARTFORD — Lawyers began presenting evidence Wednesday in the second murder trial of a man accused in the 2007 slaying of a 22-year-old who allegedly was a member of a rival gang. Donald Raynor, 27, whom police have called the leader of the...
  • Bail set at $2 million for teen charged in Aurora murder

    Bail set at $2 million for teen charged in Aurora murder
    Bail has been set at $2 million for a 16-year-old Aurora resident accused of killing an Aurora teen late last month. Gabriel Barron, 300 block of Marion Avenue, is currently being held at the Juvenile Justice Detention Center, but he will be tried as an...
  • North Chicago man gets 60 years for killing 18-year-old woman

    North Chicago man gets 60 years for killing 18-year-old woman
    A 60-year sentence has been handed down to Jim McPherson, who was convicted last fall of killing 18-year-old Janay McFarlane in North Chicago on the same day her sister was sitting near President Barack Obama at an anti-violence rally in Chicago. The...
  • Chicago's gone 3 days without a homicide--among longest stretches to date this year

    Chicago's gone 3 days without a homicide--among longest stretches to date this year
    While New York recently made headlines after going 12 days without a homicide, Chicago also is seeing a bit of a reprieve—going three days without a reported killing, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Chicago did not report a...
  • More than 30 gang members arrested in sweep in Palm Beach County, authorities say

    More than 30 gang members arrested in sweep in Palm Beach County, authorities say
    One of the most dangerous gangs in Palm Beach County has taken a big hit: Twenty-four of its members were among the more than 30 arrested in a series of raids, authorities said Thursday. Of the 36 gang members and associates detained in a multi-agency...
  • Decades later, community remembers murdered Aurora basketball star

    Decades later, community remembers murdered Aurora basketball star
    The 20th anniversary of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old basketball standout Moshe Rogers is a reminder, community leaders say, that bullets don't target people by name and shootings in Aurora are a threat to everyone. "He was an innocent bystander....
  • 'A kid that could be saved' a lesson for all

    The day after a large crowd gathered for the 20th Anniversary Remembrance of Moshe Rogers' murder, gang violence claimed another Aurora teenager. Both victims were only 17 years old. Both left behind families devastated by the violence that took their...
  • Two men sentenced in Baltimore gang killings

    Two men sentenced in Baltimore gang killings
    A 21-year-old gang member has been sentenced to life plus 50 years for killing a man on a Baltimore playground. In a separate case, another man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for what prosecutors described as a gang-initiation slaying. In the first...
  • Deputies: Teen faces attempted murder charges after shooting gang members

    Deputies: Teen faces attempted murder charges after shooting gang members
    A teen picked up this week near Atlanta faces extradition to face charges in a gang-related shooting on Feb. 5 outside a south Orlando apartment that wounded two teenagers. What led detectives to charge Artavius Thomas, 15, has not been released. But a...
  • Riverdale man charged in 14-year-old boy's killing

    A Riverdale man has been charged in the January shooting death of a 14-year-old junior high school student. According to Cook County prosecutors, Terry Johnson, 21, and another person shot and killed Rashad Oliver on Jan. 25 because Johnson wanted...
  • Mexican's killing by police exposes wounds in a changing town

    PASCO, Wash. Some call downtown Pasco, Wash., "Little Mexico." It's not hard to see why. Step off the corner of Fourth and Lewis streets, once the hub of this old rail town, and the unsuspecting may be confused by all the Spanish signs and storefronts...