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  • 5 cyclists dead after being hit by a pickup truck

    June 7, 2016 11:52 PM

    COOPER TOWNSHIP MI - Authorities were searching for the driver of a blue pickup truck in the minutes before he plowed into a group of adults bicycling near a western Michigan Park. Kalamazoo Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said at a news conference Tuesday night that five of the nine bicyclists struck... more »
  • 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 »
  • Driver charged with negligent homicide in cycling teen's death

    December 9, 2015 8:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police charged a Gonzales man with negligent homicide in the death of a Prairieville teen while the boy was riding his bike in Ascension Parish overnight. Troopers said 26-year-old Joshua Ashford faces both negligent homicide and speeding charges after the wreck which killed 14-year-old Brennan... more »
  • 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 »

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