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  • Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

    October 24, 2015 4:41 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating a fatal crash that left a cyclist dead early Saturday morning. The Sheriff's Office says Daniel Lafleur, Sr., 67, was riding his bike on Parker Rd. in Prarieville when he was hit by a vehicle. The other driver took off, and Lafleur... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Cyclist dies after struck by hit and run driver

    May 24, 2015 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a hit and run driver after a cyclist was struck and killed on Airline Hwy Saturday. Investigators say Fredrick Harris, 49, died at a local hospital after he was hit by a car while he was riding his bicycle westbound around 7:30... 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 »
  • Branch gets 7.5 years for killing cyclist check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Joseph Branch to 25 years in jail for killing a cyclist in a drunk driving crash, but he will only serve about a third of it. Judge Mike Erwin suspended all but 7.5 years of Branch's sentence for vehicular homicide Wednesday. He told... more »
  • Cyclist: Drunk driver Branch 'ruined my life' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The surviving cyclist from a deadly 2012 crash told a Baton Rouge judge Wednesday that the man who killed his friend also "completely ruined" the survivor's life. Daniel Morris made the comments in a victim impact statement as part of sentencing proceedings for Joseph Branch. In... more »
  • Troopers: Cyclist killed in St Landry Parish

    December 8, 2014 5:08 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a cyclist was killed when a truck hit him as he rode on a highway in St. Landry Parish. Joseph Norman, 55, of Opelousas was killed Saturday shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 357, according to state police. Troopers say he was riding a... more »
  • Jury seated in vehicular homicide trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2014 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A six-person jury has been selected the vehicular homicide trial of a man accused of killing one cyclist and injuring a second while driving drunk in 2012. Joseph Branch faces charges of vehicular homicide and 1st degree vehicular negligent injury for the crash that killed Nathan... 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 »
  • Cyclist dies when hit by Amtrak train near Houston

    August 29, 2013 9:38 AM

    STAFFORD, Texas - Police say a bicycle rider has died after being struck by a passenger train in a Houston-area accident. An Amtrak spokesman says the accident happened Wednesday night in Stafford. Cliff Cole says the Sunset Limited train was bound from New Orleans to Los Angeles when the... more »
  • Well-known cycling pastor Rev. Fealing dies at 87

    August 9, 2013 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rev. Herbert Fealing, 87, died Tuesday according to family members. Fealing had been an associate minister at Second Baptist Church on North Acadian Thruway West for more than 20 years and had been competing in Louisiana Senior Olympics for nearly as long. His family said he had... 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 »
  • Accused drunk driver case heads back to court

    April 4, 2013 8:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The case against the man accused of killing a cyclist last year returns to court today. Police say Joseph Branch had a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit when he struck Nathan Crowson and Daniel Morris on Perkins Rd. back in January 2012.... more »
  • Cyclist found in ditch by mail carrier check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2013 5:55 PM

    GONZALES - State Police said a mail carrier found 49-year-old Frank J. Bercegeay in a ditch this morning. A bicycle lay next to Bercegeay who was found face-down, wearing a yellow reflective vest. Police believe the Prairieville man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Ascension Parish. The... more »
  • LSP: Cyclist killed by hit-and-run driver

    March 19, 2013 12:01 PM

    GONZALES - State Police said a mail carrier found a bicycle rider today who'd been killed by a hit-and-run driver in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened on LA 934 east of LA 44, which is north of Gonzales. Sandifer said the cyclist was going east on... more »
  • Livestrong calls for complete truth from Armstrong

    January 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Livestrong charity Lance Armstrong founded says it expects the disgraced cyclist was "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong admitted to Winfrey using performance-enhancing drugs during his career after years of denials. The interview taped Monday is scheduled to be broadcast Thursday... more »
  • Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

    January 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Oprah Winfrey is confirming that Lance Armstrong came clean to her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during their 2 1/2 hour interview Monday. She says the cyclist was "forthcoming" as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

    January 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network. Armstrong... more »
  • LSU to install dedicated bike lanes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU plans to improve safety for cyclist by installing bike lanes on Dalrymple Drive east of Highland. The plan is part of the "Easy Streets" project that aims to make campus easier to travel on foot and by bike. Students say traveling on two wheels... 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 »
  • BRPD investigates hit and run

    October 17, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a cyclist is in critical condition today after a hit-and-run collision in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said it happened last night around 6:15 p.m. in the 1900 block of Convention Street. McKneely said the rider was hit after the driver of a... more »
  • Nike ends contract with Lance Armstrong

    October 17, 2012 10:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Nike is severing ties with famed cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The clothing and footwear company said Wednesday that it was ending Armstrong's contract "with great sadness." Nike Inc. said it will... 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 »
  • Edgard man killed in traffic crash

    September 7, 2012 9:55 AM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST - State police say a 76-year-old man riding a bicycle was killed Thursday night after an SUV struck him along La. 18. Investigators say Larry Young was traveling eastbound on the highway when a Cadillac Escalade hit him from behind. Young was pronounced dead... more »
  • Mass. cyclist attacked by man swinging sausage

    June 18, 2012 12:27 PM

    BROCKTON, Mass. - A Massachusetts man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a bicyclist with sausage links and a wrench before making off with jewelry and the bike. Police say Michael Baker is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection... 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 »
  • Nevada cyclist dies from injuries in La. crash

    April 26, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say a 57-year-old Las Vegas man has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 10. Troopers say Harley Made was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on an entrance ramp to I-10 in Baton Rouge around 7:30 p.m. Friday... 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 »
  • Man pleads guilty to hit & run that injured cyclist

    May 12, 2011 4:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a hit-and-run incident that severely injured an LSU graduate student and member of the university cycling club a year ago. Marshall Hahn, 31, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The Advocate reports that victim, Michael... 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 »

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