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  • Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders

    Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders
    A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit...
  • Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

    Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty. Joblessness. Violence, especially against women and children. Government repression. And yet, in the latest exodus of Central American minors and others toward the U.S....
  • 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...
  • Update: Newport News jury deliberating in double homicide

    UPDATE: Closing arguments from the prosecution and defense were heard Thursday morning. The jury was given the case about noon and has begun its deliberations. -------------- NEWPORT NEWS — A jailhouse informant in a Newport News murder case...
  • Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence

    Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence
    After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough. “I felt like every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are,” she said. “I can’t get comfortable...
  • West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal

    West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal
    An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal. Michael Martinez, 19, of 3040 S. Kostner Ave....
  • Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996

    Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996
    An appellate court Friday vacated the murder conviction and ordered a new trial for the man convicted of the 1996 slaying of a young Aurora boy, a crime that shocked the city and sparked an anti-gang backlash. Late Friday, the Second District...