| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Lucas Cabassa, who was just 17 when he fatally shot a man during a south Bethlehem brawl, will spend 51 years to life behind bars, Northampton County Judge Craig Dally decided Thursday.
In handing down a sentence that would make Cabassa 70 years old...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:09 AM
A fugitive connected to four killings and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced.
Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday in the 3500...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:35 PM
The largest single gang prosecution in San Bernardino County history ended last week with the sentencing of 25-year-old Cherish Velez.
The Apple Valley woman, who was ordered to spend 16 years in prison on assault and drug charges, was the 61st person...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Several of the 21 defendants arrested across Lake County last month in “Operation Shut Down the Hustle” were arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on Friday, pleading not guilty to charges that could land them in prison for life.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:03 AM
A fugitive connected to four killings, with ties to the local Toonerville gang and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced.
Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 11, 2014
| 9:04 PM
In October 2013, Silvia Padilla and her husband wired $8,000 to a coyote to smuggle their two daughters from Honduras to the United States. Gang violence in their hometown of Tegucigalpa was on the rise. In recent years, both girls had witnessed murders....
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Twenty-two suspected gang members and associates were indicted Thursday on sex-trafficking charges that include allegations of forcing underage girls from schools in eastern San Diego County into prostitution.
The defendants recruited about 100 girls...