The head of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force said 80 percent of gang recruitment is taking place in middle and high schools in the region. The task force is focusing on MS-13, as it describes Northern Virginia as a hub for the violent g
Shannon Sanchez had gotten away from MS-13. After hanging around with the gang in high school, she married and had four children. But as an adult, she fell back in with MS-13 and helped cover up a savage gang murder
Paul Taylor was once a legendary — and feared — street gang leader in Newport News. But after serving 23 years in prison for killing his best friend on Buxton Avenue in 1994, Taylor was paroled eight months ago. Now 49, he’s on a mission to keep youn
Six members of the violent MS-13 gang, some of whom lived in Leesburg, were convicted today in federal court for their roles in a vicious murder, kidnapping and extortion conspiracy in northern Virginia, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney
Carlos Otero Henriquez told a friend he was a member of the 18th Street gang. On Facebook, he posted photos of himself flashing his gang’s signs. When members of the rival MS-13 gang noticed, the 18-year-old from Leesburg, Va., was targeted for murde
Two Alexandria teens tied with gang activity are facing charges after a chaotic carjacking in Springfield Wednesday. Fairfax County Police believe the two suspects stole a Honda Accord from a Prince William County driveway in the morning.
A Norfolk District Court judge denied a gang member’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea on Jan. 10. Court documents say Anthony Foye of Suffolk, pleaded guilty in May of 2017 to four counts of murder in aid of racketeering activity and faced a manda
Christian Sosa Rivas knew he was a marked man. The brash, 21-year-old leader of an MS-13 clique in Springfield, Va., had incurred the wrath of rivals in the violent street gang. So in late 2016, the aspiring rapper sat in the back of a dimly lit car
Discipline violations related to gang activity don’t happen often in Danville Public Schools, but students are rarely suspended and police seldom notified when an incident occurs, according to the last five years of discipline data from Danville high
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