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  • State Police looking for driver who hit cyclist

    April 28, 2016 2:03 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - State Police are asking for help to locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run with a cyclist in Assumption Parish. The accident happened Wednesday night between 9 and 10 p.m. on LA-1 in Paincourtville. State Police say the bicycle was traveling south on LA-1 near LA-70 when... more »
  • Cyclist hit by car near LSU campus

    March 29, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Perkins Road near LSU’s campus while on her bicycle Tuesday afternoon. According to BRPD Sgt. Don Coppola, the bicyclist was on Perkins Road and wanted to avoid stopping for a traffic light at Stanford Avenue. The... more »
  • School, community mourn death of 14-year-old student Play Video

    December 10, 2015 1:29 PM

    GEISMAR - Flags at Dutchtown High School were lowered to half-staff the day after State Police said a 14-year-old student was hit by a pickup and died while riding his bike. Authorities said Brennan Rube was riding his bike south on LA 73 around 6 p.m. Wednesday when a... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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