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UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Teen gang member shoots toward children during kidnapping and robbery, police say

Police say a 16-year-old gang member shot toward children Saturday during a kidnapping and robbery of a 15-year-old acquaintance.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Trial begins for Spokane gang member accused of breaking toddler’s arms and legs

The trial of a man accused of breaking the arms and legs of a 2-year-old girl started Monday in Spokane County Superior Court.


Teen sentenced to 15 years for fatally shooting another teen

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting another teen last year.


Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia “gang of gangs” were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Oregon outlaw motorcycle club member charged with rape, kidnapping

A member of an Oregon outlaw motorcycle gang is facing accusations in Spokane of rape, kidnapping, and showing a young woman videos of him murdering people.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Insane Clown Posse fans can’t rid gang tag in FBI report

Fans of rap-metal music group Insane Clown Posse have lost an appeal to have an FBI report scrubbed of language referring to them as a gang.


Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital

Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead. Such scenes have been common in border cities like Reynosa and Nuevo …


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Grieving dad runs for school board in gang-scarred suburb

Robert Mickens was just a regular dad who went to his daughter’s high school basketball games in their New York town, worried about whether she studied enough and sometimes got …


MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence

MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Four found dead in Long Island park may be victims of gang violence

Four young men found dead in a park from injuries inflicted by a sharp-edged object were killed in a way that is consistent with the methods of the MS-13 street …


Chicago police: Man charged in shooting death of toddler

A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.


Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence

A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Three face murder charges in 1993 Los Angeles apartment fire

Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after …


Dozens arrested after drug raids Thursday morning

Members of multiple law enforcement agencies, including gang enforcement teams, are searching addresses in the Spokane area this morning, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.


Man found guilty for December gang-related murder

A jury found a 30-year-old man charged with shooting and killing a rival gang member in December guilty of first-degree murder Thursday morning.


2012 Spokane gun killing moves toward trial

The fate of a 30-year-old Spokane man charged with killing a gang rival during a confrontation in December 2012 will be decided by a jury next week. Louis Hanson, 30, …


Spokane man could get life sentence under three-strikes law

A spat over gang tattoos and ball caps could send a 21-year-old Spokane man to prison for the rest of his life. Cole M. Kendall, an ex-convict with a violent …


Double shooting followed gang attacks

Spokane Police continue to investigate what they have called a gang-related shooting Saturday morning in which two victims were shot and two more victims had blunt-force trauma to the head.


Defense lawyers claim overkill on Hoopfest charges

Defense attorneys told a judge today that prosecutors don’t have a legal basis for a long list of attempted murder charges levied against three of four men in connection with …


Gang violence in Yakima wounds bystanders

YAKIMA — Two gang shootings in Yakima in a week have wounded innocent bystanders. Police Capt. Greg Copeland told The Yakima Herald-Republic it’s disturbing and unusual.


Man Killed; Hells Angels Leader Arrested

A Spokane Hells Angels leader is in jail after an early Saturday shooting left one man dead and another critically injured. Shortly before 2 a.m., a fight broke out at …


Teens, Guns, Death: A National Epidemic

1. Spokane County Coroner Dexter Amend photographs the scene of the killings Wednesday. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review 2. A porch light at 2939 E. Columbia was shattered by a …


Shootout Injures 7 In Chinatown

A gunfight between two groups of youths erupted on the streets of Chinatown on Friday evening, injuring seven people, two seriously. Shots were fired as one group chased another, police …