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  • Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora

    Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora
    Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend murder, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence. The slaying of Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city's fourth gang-related homicide in 2014,...
  • Family of man shot by FBI raises questions about shooting

    The family of a man fatally shot by FBI agents conducing a surveillance earlier this year on Reisterstown Road is questioning police tactics and the finding by prosecutors that the use of deadly force during a car stop was justified. While relatives of...
  • In Newport News, police focus on high-profile members, prevention to address gang problem

    A recent spike in youth violence and perceived gang crime has generated calls for action to take criminals off the streets. At a forum in June that brought together leaders and experts from Newport News and Hampton, officials said targeting gang members...
  • 2 charged in 2013 shooting death of teen in Grand Crossing neighborhood

    2 charged in 2013 shooting death of teen in Grand Crossing neighborhood
    Two gang members appeared at a bail hearing Saturday afternoon in the 2013 shooting death of a 17-year-old outside of a recording studio in the city's Grand Crossing neighborhood, prosecutors said. About 6:25 p.m. on Sept. 26, Sakhee Hardy-Johnson, 17,...
  • Third man charged with killing of teen outside Grand Crossing recording studio

    Third man charged with killing of teen outside Grand Crossing recording studio
    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...
  • In Chicago, police shootings rarely protested

     In Chicago, police shootings rarely protested
    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...
  • In border crisis, cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

    Second of two parts. Back in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy is doing what 15-year-old boys everywhere do. He's hanging out, laughing and joking, when a buddy approaches him with a demand: Give me your cellphone. The boy refuses, not realizing his...
  • San Bernardino's rising homicide rate troubles cops, residents

    San Bernardino's rising homicide rate troubles cops, residents
    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...
  • 41 people tied to El Monte gang linked to Mexican Mafia are indicted

    41 people tied to El Monte gang linked to Mexican Mafia are indicted
    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. Of the...
  • Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

    When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire. He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
  • Man found guilty in shooting death outside Hollywood nightclub

    A 23-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting a man twice in the head outside a Hollywood night club last year, authorities said.  A jury took less than a day to find Robert Earl Thomas III guilty of first-degree murder. They also...