| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2014
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:43 PM
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,...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:44 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:47 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:15 PM
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....
| May 30, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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...