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ReporterNo corner of Virginia is immune to gang violence, and the age at which young people are recruited as gang members is dropping. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivered that troubling message at a training session Tuesday morning in Roanoke. ...
Multimedia JournalistAttorney General Ken Cuccinelli will kick off a series of five community and law enforcement gang trainings across the Commonwealth. The first training will take place in Radford. The training sessions are part of the attorney general's larger anti-gang...
Anchor/ReporterDewayne Cox does not want sympathy. He is currently serving sentences totaling six and a half years in prison for DUI and probation violations. But he does want justice from a brutal attack that still causes him pain one year later. He claims...
Tags: Broken Bones, Prisons, Health, Punishment, Injuries and Wounds
ReporterDanville police now have a new, high-tech way to track criminals. Officers are using a series of cameras to read and record license plates. Beep. Beep. Beep. The License Plate Reader system, or Mobile Plate Hunter, beeps as it snaps pictures of...
Tags: Crimes, Vehicles, Maryland, Crime, Law and Justice
ReutersCHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education voted on Wednesday to close 50 schools - including about 10 percent of all elementary schools - in the largest mass school closing in the nation. The closings in mainly Hispanic and African-American...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News"I couldn't believe it--could not believe it!" Debbie Alexandar says. It's not every day your neighbor is arrested for allegedly coordinating murders for the Mexican Mafia. Alexander says the neighbor across the street never was very friendly. "She...
Tags: Prisons, Organized Crime
ReutersCHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education is due to vote on Wednesday on a controversial proposal to close 54 schools in the country's third-largest public school district in what would be the largest mass school closing in the nation. The...
This story was reported in collaboration with Medill Watchdog, a project at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and WGN-TV, with producer Marsha Bartel and reporter Mark Suppelsa contributing. Medill Watchdog can be found at...
Tags: Cook County Government, Politics, Judges, Primaries, Voting
Detectives on the hunt for two fugitive gangsters earlier this month turned to Facebook for clues. That's where they say they hit the jackpot: Photos of Mario Daniel McDonald and Joseph Wayne Edwards each holding a shotgun. McDonald, 23, and Edwards,...
When battling street gangs across Los Angeles County, sheriff's deputies rely too heavily on suppression and not enough on gang intervention, according to a study released Monday. By not doing more to connect with the communities they police, the report...
Tags: Lee Baca, FBI, Crime, Law and Justice
Amid the unfolding jail scandal in Baltimore right now, there are two things relevant to the gay community that I want to bring up. I'm not sure if there are any connections between the two, or if one affects the other. But viewed together, they do...
Maryland corrections officials are taking advantage of new technology designed to block the use of contraband cellphones by inmates — a problem at the heart of recent indictments at the Baltimore City Detention Center. In a program being used at...
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