THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:01 A.M.
November was another bloody month in Chicago, ending with more than twice as many homicides as during the same month last year.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
Police have arrested 35 suspected members of a Long Island gang days after the skeletal remains of a young man were discovered.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 12:14 P.M.
As authorities step up the prosecution of gang members, the Yakima County jail is using segregation techniques to keep inmates safe in jail.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 7:10 P.M.
Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year – and there is no sign that …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 2:07 P.M.
Authorities in northern Mexico said Tuesday the murder of the director of the Miss World Mexico beauty pageant was a targeted killing.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 11:07 A.M.
Police are investigating a Monday morning drive-by shooting in Spokane Valley that appears to be gang related.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 3:17 P.M.
Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
Dozens of items belonging to James “Whitey” Bulger will be auctioned off in June to raise money for the families of people who were killed or extorted by the convicted …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 12:56 P.M.
CHICAGO – Two people were killed and 19 others were wounded over 20 hours in Chicago from Tuesday through early Wednesday, the equivalent of someone shot every 58 minutes. The …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 10:14 A.M.
A lawyer for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Wednesday his client now wants to be extradited as soon as possible to the United States because guards at a …
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane judge came down hard on Harold Cooley, said to be “the leader of a gang of youngsters known as the Dirty 13.”
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016, 7:18 A.M.
An Everett, Washington, teenager has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for shooting and injuring a brother and sister because the boy was wearing shorts in a rival gang’s …
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016, 12:07 P.M.
Chicago police are reporting a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in the city’s bloodiest January for at least 16 years.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015, 4:07 P.M.
The ringleader of a drug trafficking operation that brought thousands of illicit painkillers from California to Spokane over several years was sentenced to 50 years in prison last month.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
Spokane County inmates orchestrated sex crimes from their jail cells by arranging prostitution of underage girls, according to phone calls recorded by local and federal police. Some calls originated inside …
TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich again is asking for more money next year, warning that without additional funds the county may lose its ability to investigate high-level drug trafficking. “You’ve …
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
Dozens were arrested in Spokane-area raids Thursday on federal charges involving the manufacture and sale of opiate drugs in a network spanning four states. Law enforcement agents from multiple jurisdictions …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013, 12:47 P.M.
Two men are in custody following a shooting at a convenience store in Hillyard on Tuesday night, the Spokane Police Department said in a news release. No one was injured …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013, 2:29 P.M.
HOUSTON — A 17-year-old charged with fatally stabbing a fellow Houston-area student told investigators the altercation began when he bumped a different student in the school cafeteria, according to a …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013, 8:35 A.M.
SPRING, Texas — A 17-year-old student has been stabbed to death and three others are injured after a fight at a Houston-area high school.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
Police are adding hundreds of gang members to a sophisticated Spokane-area database, using technology to track crime and criminals. It’s part of a law enforcement effort to better understand gang-related …
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013, 9:11 A.M.
A gun shot this morning at a former radiator business in Spokane Valley drew a search warrant and the participation of a federal gang task force from Spokane and North …
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 9:01 A.M.
At least two bullets struck a house on the lower South Hill early this morning.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
One day when she was in elementary school, Erica Rodarte was sitting on the counter in her family’s two-bedroom trailer, helping her father bake a cake, when she heard a …
TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013, 6:01 P.M.
Investigators have identified 26-year-old Terrance R. Jones as a suspect in a possibly gang-related shooting in Spokane Valley last week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013
Owners of the Knitting Factory said they are working with police to fight gang violence in the wake of two shootings Monday. The gunfire prompted Spokane police Chief Frank Straub …
SATURDAY, JAN. 12, 2013, 6:40 P.M.
Police are investigating a shooting Friday night at 311 E. Liberty.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:05 A.M.
CHICAGO (AP) — With parts of the city in the grip of gang warfare and spiking homicide rates, Chicago aldermen are urging state officials to appeal an appellate court’s decision …
TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 9:31 A.M.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Street gangsters who commit assaults and killings are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, …