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 Waynesboro School Board considers updating gang policy (Waynesboro, VA): : The Waynesboro School Board is considering updating the policy governing gang activity in its schools. The school board established the policy after recognizing that gang activity is a problem in the community.
Source: WHSV 3 News   Date: 12/2/2013
  
 Gang activity in the valley more prominent than you think (Harrisonburg, VA): : Gangs have been around for decades but have recently made themselves known in the valley. But just how many gangs and gang members are here? The number of people linked to gang activity within the last five years is 1,063, according to the C.H.A.R.G.E. Unit of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
Source: WHSV 3 News   Date: 12/2/2013
  
 Fourth arrested in alleged murder-for-hire in Franklin: FRANKLIN—Franklin police have arrested a fourth suspect in an alleged 14-month-old murder-for-hire plot against two Franklin woman and their families.
Source: Tidewaternewsd.tcom  Date: 12/28/2011
  
 Safe Schools-Healthy Students Holds Gang Prevention Forum: Gangs continue to be a growing problem in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Wednesday night, schools and police joined forces to come up with some prevention tactics so fewer kids join gangs in the future.
Source: NBC29.Com  Date: 12/9/2011
  
 Eleven men arrested in investigation of drug and weapons ring: Authorities on Wednesday arrested 11 men, several of whom have ties to street gangs, on charges of cocaine and firearms trafficking in Northern Virginia, officials said.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 12/4/2011
  
 Outlaws leader, members convicted of violent crimes:  federal jury in the Eastern District of Virginia has convicted three members and the national president of a violent motorcycle gang known as the American Outlaw Association (Outlaws) of running a highly organized criminal enterprise, participating in racketeering activities and conspiring to commit violence in aid of racketeering.
Source: IBTimes.com  Date: 12/30/2010
  
 M-13 gang member sentenced to 10 years in 2008 drive-by shooting: A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, was sentenced Dec. 10 to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2008 drive-by shooting in Sterling, the Loudoun County commonwealth's attorney said in a statement.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 12/23/2010
  
 Outlaws Motorcycle Gang Members Found Guilty : December 21, 2010. The national president and three members of the American Outlaw Association (Outlaws) motorcycle gang have been found guilty of participating in a violent criminal organization by a federal jury in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: E News Park Forrest  Date: 12/22/2010
  
 3 Beach residents charged in murder-for-hire case: The men held the women overnight and threatened to kill them. After two men left the apartment later, one of the women was able to call police in the early afternoon.
Source: Pilotonline.com  Date: 12/18/2010
  
 Va. safety plans to be announced: Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker is expected to announce efforts to decrease violent crime, fight gangs and help prisoners re-enter society.
Source: Washington Times  Date: 12/17/2010
  
 Living expenses, gangs top worries among county residents : Loudoun residents believe they need the most help keeping a roof over their heads and gangs out of their neighborhoods, according to a new survey.
Source: Loudoun Times  Date: 12/9/2010
  
 MS-13 gang members convicted in murder conspiracy : McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Three leaders of the MS-13 street gang in Washington were convicted Wednesday of racketeering and conspiring to murder a member of a rival gang three years ago.
Source: wtop.com  Date: 12/9/2010
  
 Va.'s Scott pushes anti-gang bill : NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott has the backing of more than half of his fellow House members for a $2 billion, five-year anti-gang bill.
Source: WTOP.Com  Date: 12/28/2009
  
 Anti-gang funds won't flood Montgomery, Pr. George's border: To local members of Congress, it was a big deal: More than $2 million secured this month to go after gangs that straddle the border between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 12/28/2009
  
 Sheriff: Graffiti spate is work of local gangs-Bobtown markings signs of national groups, 'Bloods': BOBTOWN -- Drivers along Route 178 between Bobtown and Pungoteague have noticed an upsurge in graffiti painted on signs and at least one building in the area over the last six weeksAccomack County Sheriff Larry Giddens said the graffiti is gang-related and began to appear on Halloween night.
Source: The Daily Times  Date: 12/19/2009
  
 Man gets 37 years for gang-related crimes: NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. District judge said a Virginia man with suspected gang ties will spend 37 years in prison for a variety of crimes.
Source: UPI.Com  Date: 12/4/2009
  
  
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