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Six Alleged Gang Members Indicted In New Haven

Aug 10, 2017
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U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly says a long-term investigation into numerous shootings in New Haven has resulted in the indictment of six alleged gang members.

Salvador Melendez / AP

Cardinal Jose Gregorio Rosa Chavez of El Salvador will visit Long Island next weekend as part of an anti-gang effort in the Catholic community.

Cardinal Chavez is the first cardinal to be appointed to El Salvador, the homeland of many Long Island immigrants as well as the MS-13 gang.  

The visit will be part of a plan to establish anti-gang programs between Long Island and El Salvador.

Catholics leaders also hope the visit will help calm Latino communities that were shaken by the series of MS-13 gang murders in Brentwood and Central Islip.

Gun Violence In Bridgeport At Record High

Aug 8, 2017
Marco Ugarte / AP

Connecticut’s largest city has experienced a record number of shootings and murders this year. Bridgeport police attribute the spike to gang violence.  

There have been 18 homicides so far this year. At least five are believed to be gang-related.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez is alarmed. There was only one gang related murder last year, though that number may rise as three unclassified murders are still being investigated.

Protests Planned Ahead Of Trump's Visit To Long Island

Jul 27, 2017
Ian C. Schafer / WSHU

Members of the immigrant and Latino communities will be protesting a speech by President Donald Trump on a visit to Long Island on Friday. 

Trump To Visit Long Island To Discuss MS-13 Gang

Jul 26, 2017
Alex Brandon / AP

President Donald Trump will visit Suffolk County on Friday to address the presence of the violent MS-13 gang on Long Island.

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