| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:05 PM
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Andy Romero remembers when a tattooed man showed up in his neighborhood with baggy pants, T-shirts with rock band logos and sneakers like none he'd seen before.
"His clothes were totally different," Romero recalled of that time,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:19 PM
I spent Sunday night at a candlelight vigil, held to mark the anniversary of a young man's shooting death and nudge anyone who knows anything to come forward.
I heard a grieving mother beg the crowd for tips that might help police and watched burly high...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Baltimore's nearly $2.2 million proposal to reduce violent crime received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
The proposal would support Operation CeaseFire, a program aimed at reducing recidivism...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:46 AM
As many as six dozen gang members and associates were arrested early Tuesday as FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers descended on a South Los Angeles neighborhood.
The sweep involved dozens of agents and officers and was the culmination of a...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Federal prosecutors Tuesday unsealed a 212-page racketeering indictment against dozens of suspected members and associates of the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips, detailing how they allegedly robbed homes across the South Bay, used women to move drugs and...
| Jun 18, 2014
Dozens of members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang were arrested early Tuesday as federal and local investigators moved to break up what they said was a violent and powerful cartel that ran a drug operation that stretched as far as Louisiana....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.
At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Betty Howard had left her car’s hazard lights on Thursday evening as she ran into drop off some paperwork at her second job at a real estate office along a busy commercial stretch in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
| Jun 20, 2014
With his throat slashed and his shirt covered in blood, the 15-year-old boy cowered in the garbage can where he had been tossed and left for dead.
Occasionally, he could hear sounds — cars passing, people walking by — but he wouldn't look...
| Jun 18, 2014
Mourners placed two bottles of Kendall Floyd's favorite tequila on the ground, tied red and white balloons to a chain-link fence and scribbled rest-in-peace messages on posters set up in his honor.
A night earlier, on May 17, the 20-year-old had been...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
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...