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  • 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' check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Grand jury to hear Lavergne case Wednesday

    July 17, 2012 12:59 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A grand jury will hear evidence tomorrow in the case against Brandon Scott Lavergne. Lavergne is accused of kidnapping and murdering U.L. Lafayette student Mickey Shunick, who disappeared May 19 after leaving a friend's home on her bike. A tip led Lafayette police to arrest Lavergne... 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 teams back out after Shunick's bike found

    May 28, 2012 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Search teams are back out again today in Iberville Parish after finding a bicycle that belonged to missing college student Mickey Shunick. Cpl. Paul Mouton with Lafayette Police said the bike was spotted by a fisherman under an Interstate 10 bridge about 25 miles away from where... 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 »
  • Robert Pattinson buys bicycle in Baton Rouge

    October 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    One of the stars of the "Twilight" movie series stopped by a Baton Rouge bicycle shop while he was in town this weekend and left with a new bike. Workers at Capitol Cyclery on Essen Lane confirmed that Robert Pattinson, who plays the vampire Edward in the films, visited... more »
  • BRPD looking for men on bicycles after deadly home invasion

    September 24, 2010 10:06 AM

    Police are looking for two men seen riding bikes near the site of a deadly home invasion this morning. A 42-year-old woman and her nine-year-old daughter were shot around 5:30 a.m. at 641 Beauregard Street. The mother was found shot to death, while her daughter had suffered multiple gunshot wounds... more »
  • Man on bike struck by pick-up truck

    August 20, 2010 10:37 AM

    A 50-year old man on a bicycle, was hit and killed by a pick-up truck last night in Baton Rouge. It happened on the 5400 block of Cadillac St. near Apperson St. around 9:15. Police tell News-2 Dewayne Jackson was transported to a hospital, where he... more »
  • Bicyclist killed in Iberville crash

    July 26, 2010 11:21 AM

    A Plaquemine man on a bike, was struck and killed in Iberville Parish last night. It all happened on LA 75 north of LA 404, just after 10:00p.m. State Police tell News 2, the biker swerved into the highway, directly into the path of a Ford pickup truck.... more »
  • Man arrested for hit-and-run

    May 31, 2010 6:08 PM

    Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested 43-year-old Lawrence J. Furlow for the hit-and-run of 15-year-old Brent Duet. The teen was riding his bike with a friend on Saturday at 2 a.m. They were on Cannon Road, near Stevens Park, in Gonzales. Duet's grandmother Patricia Butler says he wasn't supposed to... more »
  • Man charged in hit and run in Ascension Parish

    May 31, 2010 10:14 AM

    A man has been arrested in connection with a hit and run early Saturday morning in Ascension Parish. Authorities say Lawrence Furlow, 43, hit a 15-year-old boy while he was riding a bicycle around two a.m. on Cannon Rd. Witnesses say they saw a white SUV flee the scene... more »
  • Hahn booked into EBR Parish Prison

    May 16, 2010 7:42 PM

    UPDATED with booking photograph and information from LA State Police. Louisiana State Police have charged Marshall A. Hahn, 30, of Lacombe, La., in the hit and run on River Road Saturday morning that severely injured LSU graduate student Michael Bitton. Bitton was bicycling south on River Road near... more »
  • LSU Graduate student hit by vehicle on River Road

    May 15, 2010 11:40 AM

    An LSU graduate student was hit by a vehicle this morning on River Road near Brightside Drive. The incident occurred around 8:00a.m. We're told one person riding his bike was hit by a vehicle that subsequently left the scene. The bicyclist has been identified by State Police... more »
  • Central HS students donate for special bicycle

    April 17, 2010 12:20 AM

    A student rode his bicycle through the halls of Central High School Friday, but Layne Mason wasn't punished. Instead, administrators and classmates were applauding alongside him. The school raised money so Mason could buy a bike built for him. He has cerebral palsy, which severely limits his physical abilities.... more »
  • Metro Council approves North Boulevard bike path

    March 25, 2010 5:05 PM

    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved the construction of a bike lane over North Boulevard overpass during a meeting Wednesday night. The proposed bike lane will feature a stainless steel safety railing system that will be consistent with the materials and style of the future North Boulevard Town... more »
  • Deputies looking for hit and run suspects

    March 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    Terrebonne Parish deputies are looking for two females involved in hitting a child on a bicycle in the 600 block of Linda Ann St. in Gray. Deputies say the women were inside a dark-colored four door car when they hit the 6-year-old child while he was riding his bike, and... more »
  • Man and his dog tour country on bike

    March 6, 2010 5:50 PM

    Sean Robinson and his pit bull, Cooper, are on a year long journey to see the US. Their mode of transportation, a custom built rickshaw. In October, Robinson packed all his belongings onto the bike, loaded up Cooper and hit the road. "Getting out there and living my life... more »

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