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  • Police identify cyclist killed in crash

    October 12, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a cyclist who officers said was killed in a crash early Sunday morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola said 45-year-old Ernest Smith Jr. died in the wreck, which happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 6500 block of Plank Road. ... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in accident Saturday night

    October 4, 2015 11:28 AM

    BAYOU SORREL, La. - A bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday night. According to State Police, Brandi Mendoza, 23, was travelling southbound on LA 75 on her bicycle. Bradley Poston, 41, approached Mendoza from behind, when the right side of his vehicle struck Mendoza on her bicycle. Mendoza... more »
  • Another meeting set to talk about bike lane drama

    September 29, 2015 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A meeting has been scheduled to address some bike lane drama in an upscale neighborhood here. Recently , people who live in the Webb Park area complained over the lanes when people police started writing tickets to drivers who parked their vehicles in the bike lane... more »
  • Rate for adult cycling deaths in Louisiana rises

    August 17, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has the third-highest rate of bicyclist deaths in the nation. That's according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state's bicyclist death rate fell 34.4 percent since 1975, but that was mostly due to the lower child mortality rate because... more »
  • Bicyclists remember friend who was killed in crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2015 12:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night, bicyclers took to the streets for a ride to honor a fellow cyclist who died in a collision Monday . Clifford Gouner, 64, was killed when he rode his bike into the street. He was hit by an SUV near Goodwood and Lobdell Avenue... more »
  • Man on bike hit by train, loses foot

    June 3, 2015 11:40 AM

    SCHRIEVER - Sheriff's deputies said a man riding a bicycle fell on a set of train tracks in Terrebonne Parish and was hit by a cargo train Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said the man was riding his bike at Burlington Court in Schriever around 8:30 a.m. when he fell on... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in New Orleans collision with pickup truck

    May 18, 2015 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an off-duty officer heading home after a shift Sunday night struck and killed a 70-year-old bicyclist. Police say in a news release that the accident occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. when the bicyclist and a pickup truck collided at an intersection. Police say... more »
  • Bono may never play guitar again after crash

    January 2, 2015 4:27 AM

    LONDON, England - Bono says he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident. The U2 singer suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow, when he crashed his bike in Central Park in November.... more »
  • Diocese mourns loss of priest after bicycle accident

    December 10, 2014 9:05 PM

    PIERRE PART - The Diocese of Baton Rouge said Wednesday, a popular priest at a rural church died after falling off his bicycle earlier this week. Father Clarence Waguespack fell off his bicycle on Highway 70 near Lee Drive in Pierre Part Monday. He broke his neck in the... more »
  • Cycling councilman's signs seized

    November 5, 2014 12:43 PM

    GONZALES - Police issued a summons to a Gonzales City Council member after they said he pedaled a bike covered in political signs too close to polling places on election day. Gonzales Police said Timothy Vessel was spotted riding a three-wheeled bike covered in signs early Tuesday morning along... more »
  • Crash victim calls driver's lawyer 'hillbilly moron' Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Danny Morris didn't pull punches when speaking about the defense attorney for the man accused of hitting him and killing his best friend. "That guy is a complete hillbilly moron," said Morris, referring to the defense's attempt to put onus on the two cyclist because they were... more »
  • Family of hit and run victim plead for answers

    September 1, 2014 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in a coma, a week after being hit by a car that never stopped. Edwin Davis was two blocks from his home last Monday, when he was hit. He was found lying in the middle of the street, near his bike. Family members... more »
  • Tulane player arrested for bicycle theft and student beating

    August 25, 2014 9:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested Tulane football player, Robert Kelley, 21, for allegedly beating up a fellow Tulane student and stealing his bicycle, according to WWL. Kelley was booked on charges of simple robbery and simple battery on Aug. 4, and freed with a $10,000 bond. According to... more »
  • Lance Abshire racing to the top check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2014 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At 14 years old, Lance Abshire has established himself as one of the best young cyclists in the state...and the country. At the National Championships in Wisconsin this summer, Lance finished second in both the time trials and the road race. Both he and his... more »
  • LSP trying to warm up hit-and-run case

    July 14, 2014 9:08 PM

    BRUSLY - State Police are asking for help again as investigators search for the truck or SUV involved in a hit-and-run that left a seven-year-old injured recently. Video captured by a home security system shows what appears to be a mid-1990's Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon leaving the area... more »
  • Child hit by SUV, police looking for driver

    July 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    BRUSLY - State police say a 7-year-old was the victim of a hit and run Friday afternoon. It happened on River Road north of La Hwy 989-1 in Brusly. Officials say the child was hit by a white SUV, possibly a early to mid-1990's Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon,... more »
  • Mistrial in driver, cyclist deadly crash

    May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trial over a deadly crash where a bicyclist died on Gardere Lane ended in a mistrial Thursday evening. Jurors could not come to an agreement in deciding the fate of Darby Griffin, who was on trial for the crash. After the wreck in October 2012, investigators... more »
  • Branch in court for vehicular homicide hearing

    July 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing a cyclist last year while driving drunk in Baton Rouge is in court for a pre-trial hearing this morning. Joseph Branch is accused of second offense DWI and vehicular homicide in the death of Nathan Crowson back in January 2012. ... more »
  • BRPD busts bike bandit after morning shooting

    January 24, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 16-year-old they said shot another person and stole their bike early this morning in Baton Rouge. It happened in the 3200 block of North Foster around 2:30 a.m. Lt. Don Kelly said a 44-year-old man was shot by the teen, who was wearing... more »
  • Bicyclist killed in Iberia Parish crash

    October 29, 2012 10:11 AM

    JEANERETTE - A crash involving a bicycle and a car killed a New Iberia teen. The accident happened Saturday night on La. Highway 182 west of Jeanerette. Troopers say the crash involved a bicycle, driven by 17-year-old Jaquil Provost, and a 2011 car, driven by 73-year-old Harold Racca, of New... more »
  • US Anti-Doping Agency charges Armstrong

    June 13, 2012 3:52 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is bringing doping charges against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, questioning his victories in those storied cycling races. Armstrong, who retired from cycling last year, could face a lifetime ban from the sport if he is found to have used performance-enhancing... more »
  • Search continues for woman missing in Lafayette

    May 21, 2012 5:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The FBI has offered to help in the search for a missing Lafayette woman who disappeared over the weekend according to Lafayette station KATC-TV. Michaela "Mickey" Shunick went missing after leaving a friend's house around 2 a.m. Saturday. The Lafayette Police Department continued to search the... more »
  • Sulphur police to increase bicycle patrols

    April 16, 2012 7:26 AM

    SULPHUR - Sulphur police are hoping to use their two bicycle patrols to get to places and scenes that cars can't. Police Chief Lewis Coats told the city council last week he wants to expand the patrols to six or eight officers. He said the bike patrols can be used... more »
  • Livingston bicycle crash claims life of young boy

    March 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    ALBANY - State Police say a crash Saturday night in Livingston Parish has taken the life of a young bicyclist, but was unavoidable by the driver who struck him. It happened on LA 43 north of US 190 shortly after 7:30 p.m. Troopers say Kaylin McKinney, 32, of... more »
  • Deaf bicyclist recovering after struck by hit and run driver check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 29, 2012 6:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- State Troopers are looking for a driver who took off after hitting a deaf bicyclist. 34-year-old Earl Jones has multiple injuries after a car plowed into him on Lockhardt Road near Highway 16 around midnight Sunday. Jones was found hours later in a ditch. Jones... more »
  • One dead, one injured after bike-by shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 16, 2012 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a pair of shootings that left one person dead and one seriously injured. The first shooting occurred around 3 p.m. at Highland Rd. and West Grant. The victim from that shooting suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.... more »
  • Man arrested in deadly DWI in rehab

    February 1, 2012 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of running over two bicyclists in Baton Rouge is in an in-patient treatment facility. Joseph Branch was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and DWI two weeks ago. Nathanial Crowson was killed, and Danny Morris is still hospitalized. Branch was allowed... more »
  • Driver arrested following fatal hit and run

    June 30, 2011 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a driver Wednesday night after a deadly crash in Baton Rouge. A pickup truck hit a bicycle. Troopers said Floyd James, 60, was riding a bike west on LA 946 against traffic when he was hit by a pickup truck coming in the opposite... more »
  • Man dies while raping elderly South Texas woman

    June 14, 2011 1:23 PM

    REFUGIO, Texas - Investigators say a man has died while in the act of raping an elderly South Texas woman. The Refugio County Sheriff's Office identifies the man as 53-year-old Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez. Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Wright says the incident happened June 2 after he rode two miles... more »
  • Driver arrested for striking cyclist with vehicle

    June 6, 2011 2:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have arrested a woman who they say hit a pedestrian on a bicycle over the weekend. Police say Constance Archie, 44, hit the cyclist around 10:15 p.m. Saturday. The cyclist was riding northbound on Plank Road when he was struck by Archie who was driving... more »
  • Twitter Justice

    May 25, 2011 7:41 PM

    A woman in Colorado tweeted about her $500 bike being stolen and in less than five hours the crook was behind bars. Elaine Ellis returned home and found her bike lock had been ripped out of a wall and her bike was gone. When she tweeted about the thievery, she... more »
  • Foot, bicycle traffic banned on levees in EBR, Port Allen

    May 12, 2011 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The levees in Baton Rouge and Port Allen have been big draws for people who want to see the historic levels of the Mississippi River. But today, only police will be on the levee. Levees on both sides of the river will be closed to all... more »
  • Injured cyclist talks bike safety

    April 6, 2011 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - To encourage drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to help make roads around Baton Rouge safer, the Capital Region Planning Commission launched a media campaign featuring bicyclist Mike Bitton, an LSU graduate student who nearly died when he was struck by a driver on May 15, 2010 while riding... more »
  • NASA: Astronaut hurt in bicycle accident

    January 16, 2011 11:11 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- NASA officials say an astronaut who had been slated for a spacewalk on the upcoming shuttle mission has been hurt in a bicycle accident. The space agency said in a release late Saturday that Tim Kopra will be OK. But officials are still evaluating if he'll... more »

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