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  • Webb Park residents say bike lanes should go check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 23, 2015 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a petition going around the Webb Park area in an effort to do away with bike lanes in the neighborhood. People who live in the community met Wednesday night to discuss what to do after a number of people received parking tickets for parking in... more »
  • Woman accepts plea deal in death of 1 man, wounding another

    September 17, 2015 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 33-year-old Baton Rouge woman accused in 2012 of stealing a bicycle from a man she shot, riding several blocks and fatally shooting another man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted murder charges. In return, Tameka Johnson received a 28-year prison term. Johnson faced an automatic sentence... more »
  • 13-year-old arrested for armed robbery

    August 23, 2015 7:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 13-year-old was arrested four minutes after allegedly grabbing cash from a man's hand and pointing a realistic BB pistol at him. A news release says the 53-year-old victim told investigators a boy on a bicycle snatched $30 about 11:20 a.m. Sunday in eastern New... 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 »
  • Cyclist hit by car heading home from memorial bike ride check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2015 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bicyclist riding home from a memorial ride for a biker who died in a crash was hit himself. Gordon Mese said it was his quick thinking that prevented the situation from becoming worse Tuesday evening. "I leapt off of my bike and hit his... more »
  • Baton Rouge looking at bike share rental program

    July 27, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Environmental Protection Agency staff and experts are coming to Baton Rouge to talk about choices for a bike share program that would let people rent and drop off bicycles at kiosks. The EPA gave the city-parish a grant this year to help develop the program. A public forum... more »
  • PSCU's Free Kids Bike Race check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2015 8:40 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Pelican State Credit Union is giving kids the opportunity to have one final day of fun and friendly competition before school starts back up in a few weeks. The group is holding its 12th annual Free Kids Bike Race. The event is completely free and open to... more »
  • Louisiana road safety check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 12, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Last year hit and run accidents injured more than 4,000 people in Louisiana. Last week, a truck hit three cyclists on a road in Baton Rouge, leaving them lying in the road before driving off. State police say this hit and run accident is a wake-up call,... more »
  • Three cyclists injured in hit and run

    May 5, 2015 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Troopers with Louisiana State Police are looking for a hit and run driver. Three cyclists were run over Monday night on Nicholson Drive near Innovation Park Drive. Troopers say the cyclists were riding south on Nicholson around 9 p.m. when they were hit from behind. All three... more »
  • Wiggins hour record

    April 15, 2015 8:47 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Bradley Wiggins will look to add the hour record to his Olympic and Tour de France titles when he chases what he calls "the holy grail" of cycling. Wiggins will aim to ride further than 52.491 kilometers - a record set by Rohan Dennis of Australia in... more »
  • Man arrested in LSU attempted armed robbery

    April 8, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police said a man arrested Wednesday morning will be charged with attempted armed robbery and assault for two recent incidences around the campus. Capt. Cory Lalonde with LSUPD said officers arrested Curtis J. Honore Wednesday morning after the man tried to flee from police on... more »
  • Sidewalk plan for deadly street check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A street that has become deadly for pedestrians could see improvements soon. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane. Ditches line either side of the road in some places, at times forcing people to walk or ride their bike in the street. There are dirt paths... more »
  • Shooter claims he killed man for trying to steal his bike

    November 14, 2014 3:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 31-year-old New Orleans man is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man in his front yard. The arrest warrant alleges that Bradley Parvez called police Thursday morning to report that someone was trying to steal his bicycle, and called shortly afterward... more »
  • Biking safe is a priority in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids learned about bike safety for Bike to School day as the city works to make it a safer place to ride. University Terrace Elementary encourages kids to bike and walk to school. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office taught kids about hand signals and laws... more »
  • Chicago joins growing club of bike-sharing cities

    June 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    CHICAGO - The newest piece of Chicago's transit puzzle will not rumble between skyscrapers on its 100-year-old elevated rail lines or utilize its fleet of hybrid buses. The city is turning to thousands of bicycles to send commuters and visitors zipping on their way. Chicago joins New York, Los Angeles... more »
  • Man on bike, wearing a mask, tries to rob woman at LSU

    March 28, 2013 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police at LSU are investigating an attempted armed robbery in a campus parking lot. A woman told investigators, a man on a bicycle wearing a hoodie and a white mask demanded she hand-over her cell phone. She believed he had a gun. She refused and ran... more »
  • Baton Rouge getting bike friendly

    December 31, 2012 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bike lanes, paths and shared-use roads have almost tripled in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2009. In 2009, Amanda LaGrange, a grants coordinator in the Mayor's Office overseeing the bike program, tells The Advocate there were only 23 miles of bike routes, and now there are 68... more »
  • Residents want safer streets after hit-and-run death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:53 PM

    GARDERE - State Police arrested a man from Baton Rouge they said left a cyclist lying in the road after he hit her with his vehicle, then fled the scene. Investigators arrested Darby Griffin, 49, in suspicion of DWI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of... more »
  • Mandeville bicycle path nears completion

    September 24, 2012 10:13 AM

    MANDEVILLE - Officials say construction of a $1.8 million pedestrian and bike path along West Causeway Approach that will help connect the east and west sides of Mandeville should be completed in two to three weeks. Mayor Donald Villere says plans are in the works to improve traffic signals... more »
  • Long Lost Bike

    May 24, 2012 7:39 PM

    A huge twist in the loss of a bike on Cape Cod. Lisa Brown says she lost control while riding over a rickety bridge that spans the Herring River in 1970. She took a spill and would up in the river but couldn't find her bike after she climbed out... 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 »
  • Baton Rouge named "Bike Friendly"

    April 5, 2012 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The League of American Bicyclist named Baton Rouge the first "Bike Friendly" city in the state. The city was awarded bronze level status for it's encouragement, but was not rated on four other factors including: engineering, education, enforcement and evaluation. New Orleans is the only other... more »
  • Aspen man gets bike back from 'Drunk' needing ride

    March 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    ASPEN, Colo. - A Colorado man whose bike was stolen says he bears no grudges against a remorseful person who returned it with a handwritten note of apology that was signed "Drunk." Aspen resident Jay Maytin says he's just happy to be back on his Trek. The Pitkin County Sheriff's... more »
  • Livingston Parish bicyclist struck

    February 29, 2012 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of 34-year-old Earl Jones says someone swiped their son and fled the scene shortly after midnight Sunday morning as he was riding his bike along Lockhart Road. Earl Jones is deaf and could not call out for help. He was found hours later... more »
  • Bicyclist wakes up from coma

    January 27, 2012 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a man hit while riding his bicycle along Perkins Road has confirmed to News 2 that her son has woken up from a medically induced coma. Days after Danny Morris was hit by a suspected drunk driver, who police say had a blood... more »
  • Sentencing continued for hit-and-run case

    September 19, 2011 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge agreed to delay sentencing for the man accused in a hit-and-run incident that critically injured an LSU graduate student in 2010. Marshall Hahn, 31, faces up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty in May to the incident that injured Mike Bitton, a... more »
  • Donors Rock Bike Ride

    July 5, 2011 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Donors Rock Bike Ride started Tuesday morning at The Bicycle Shop on Highland Road. David Landsberg, kidney transplant recipient and president/founder of Society for Organ Donor Awareness, started his journey at 7:30 this morning, to travel by bicycle through 50 states, over the course of... more »
  • Mayor declares April is Bicycle Month in EBR

    March 29, 2011 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- April has been proclaimed "Bicycle Month" in East Baton Rouge Parish, to focus on safety and the healthy aspects of bicycling for transportation, exercise, or recreation. LSU graduate student Mike Bitton, who nearly lost his life when struck by a motorist in May 2010, will serve as... more »
  • Mayor Loses his Ride

    February 24, 2011 7:25 PM

    The bicycling mayor of Seattle has some explaining to do to his wife after he borrowed her bike and it was stolen. Mayor Mike McGinn frequently commutes by bike and often rides to events and meetings. He borrowed his wife's bike because he had donated his to charity and hers... more »

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