| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:58 AM
He's one of the most legendary informants in Chicago history, a former El Rukn general once described by prosecutors as a "trained killer" who bribed a Cook County judge to fix the infamous double murder case that landed him on death row.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:50 PM
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon reported a decrease in felonies charged by his office in 2014, continuing a trend that has seen nearly 1,000 fewer felony cases filed compared to four years ago.
McMahon offered a preliminary glimpse at...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:53 AM
Terrell Campbell was just a toddler when his 13-year-old brother was killed by a bullet meant for someone else.
By the time Terrell reached 13, he was fighting in the streets, his family said.
And at 15, he was running with a gang, according to police...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Tavon White says pleading guilty to running a racketeering enterprise at the Baltimore City Detention Center was an easy decision. Deciding to testify against his alleged co-conspirators, no sweat.
Telling his granny about it? That was tough. ...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related.
But that term — "gang-related" — can have varying meanings....
| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:02 PM
It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious.
The same teenage girls were often absent from their classes on Fridays and Mondays. When they came to school, they wore flashy jewelry and provocative clothing and often carried more than one...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:22 AM
With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead.
An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:24 AM
With the Chicago Police Department focused on combating gang violence, stemming the flow of illegal firearms and dismantling drug-trafficking operations, the number of killings in the city continued its downward trend in 2014, and the year is on pace to...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:03 PM
A man has been charged with murder in the killing of a 14-year-old boy over the weekend in Rosemont in what police described as a dispute among "rival gang members."
Cesar Garay, 20, of Rosemont, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the Friday...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:05 PM
Less than 24 hours after Hadiya Pendleton was slain while taking shelter from the rain in a South Side park, an officer from the cold-case homicide squad handed lead detective Frank Casale what would be the first big break in the case.
With none of...
| 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...