Stories tagged: gangs
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Thousands of Central American children seek to enter U.S., U.N. says
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 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Beauty pageant head killed in Mexico, 5 killed outside bar
Authorities in northern Mexico said Tuesday the murder of the director of the Miss World Mexico beauty pageant was a targeted killing.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Few hundred attend rapper’s gang summit in Los Angeles
Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Police investigate apparent gang-related shooting in Spokane Valley
Police are investigating a Monday morning drive-by shooting in Spokane Valley that appears to be gang related.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.
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.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Judge OKs sale of Whitey Bulger items
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 …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
21 shot over 20 hours in Chicago
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 …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Mexican Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ changes mind, wants extradition, lawyer says
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 …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Judge sentences alleged gang leader who disturbed church youth party
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.”
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Teen gets 17 years for shooting boy over color of his shorts
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 …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
Chicago homicides up dramatically in January
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.
Wed., July 1, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
OxyContin ringleader gets 50-year prison sentence
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.
Thu., March 19, 2015
Spokane inmates sold girls for sex, according to court records
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 …
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014
Sheriff Knezovich seeks funding for drug task force
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 …
Fri., March 14, 2014
Dozens arrested in raids throughout Spokane, Rathdrum
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 …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
Two men arrested following Hillyard shooting
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 …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013, 2:29 p.m.
Texas school slaying suspect: Bump led to fight
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2013, 9:52 a.m.
Teen dead, more hurt in Texas school stabbing
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.
Sun., June 23, 2013
As Spokane’s gang activity grows, police expand tactics
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2013, 12:07 p.m.
Federal gang task force investigating Valley business
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 …
Thu., March 14, 2013, 9:01 a.m.
Bullets hit South Hill home in gang-related shooting
At least two bullets struck a house on the lower South Hill early this morning.
Sun., March 10, 2013
Rodarte uses pageant title as platform to educate others on gang violence
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 …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, 6:01 p.m.
Gang shooting suspect identified
Investigators have identified 26-year-old Terrance R. Jones as a suspect in a possibly gang-related shooting in Spokane Valley last week.
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013
Spokane music venue punished following shootings
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 …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2013, 6:40 p.m.
Two shot, one arrested in north Spokane
Police are investigating a shooting Friday night at 311 E. Liberty.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 12:05 a.m.
Chicago vows to fight concealed carry ruling
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 …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012, 9:31 a.m.
NY’s top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist
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, …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 2:24 p.m.
Feds: Imprisoned murderer ran gang network
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While behind bars for three decades, a convicted murderer and member of the Mexican Mafia controlled a network of Los Angeles street gangs that sold drugs, …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012
Alleged shooter charged with attempted murder
A Spokane man faces a first-degree attempted murder charge for what detectives call a retaliatory shooting. Eugene “Low Key” McVay, 30, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court this week. McVay …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012, 10:10 a.m.
APNewsBreak: Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison …