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12
Sep
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Hundreds of bikers to descend on Port Dover for Friday the 13th

The OPP say there will be a heightened police presence at the rally

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of bikers are expected to gather in Port Dover today for Friday the 13th celebrations. Provincial police say the bikers and other visitors will notice a heightened police presence in the town on the north shore of Lake Erie.

Since 1981, motorcycle enthusiasts have been converging on Port Dover whenever Friday the 13th appears on the calendar. The event attracts bikers from across Ontario and parts of the United States to the community with a population of about 6,000.

The last gathering in July, 2018 drew about 200,000 people on a warm, sunny day, but Friday's forecast is less inviting. It's expected to be cloudy with afternoon showers and the risk of a thunderstorm, and that will likely put a damper on the numbers.

Provincial police are urging those who will be making the trip to drive responsibly.

Sun
08
Sep
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Hours-long standoff at Fresno biker clubhouse ends with 8 arrests, 42 detained

(VIDEO and photos) --- FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Eight people were arrested on Saturday after an hours-long standoff at a motorcycle gang clubhouse came to an end, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

It all started at around 6 p.m. on Saturday, when anti-gang enforcement deputies were investigating weapon offenses and possible gang members at the Savage Assassins motorcycle clubhouse near Belmont and First.

Deputies say they spotted a man standing outside of the clubhouse with a gun on him.

Mon
02
Sep
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Bay Area’s oldest black motorcycle club celebrates 60 years in Oakland

Oakland’s East Bay Dragons marks 60th year

(photo gallery) --- OAKLAND — Willie Harper still remembers the first time he saw the East Bay Dragons — then an emerging motorcycle club — roll through the streets of West Oakland.

It was around 1960. Four Dragons rode by on matching black-framed Harley Davidson choppers — so called because they had been stripped of any unnecessary parts, brought down to the bare frame with only the tank, headlight and motor. The bikes’ shiny chrome finish stood out against bright paint, each a different color. The men riding them had on polished boots and Levi jackets, blue jean pants and matching striped motorcycle helmets, Harper said.

Tue
27
Aug
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Five years after double murder, last Kingsmen sentenced to prison

When the dust cleared on the criminal charges against them, 20 members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club stood accused of wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, the last of those Kingsmen was sentenced, ending a murder and conspiracy case that for years captured the public's attention.

Timothy Enix, second in charge of the organization, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the killings of fellow Kingsmen Daniel "DJ" Szymanski and Paul Maue.

"The fact is you were the leader of a violent motorcycle gang," U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford told Enix. "The reality is you were involved in organized crime and you were intimately involved in it."

Mon
26
Aug
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Cullman Man arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling

Cullman, Ala – Saturday night, August 24, 2019, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a civil disturbance in the city of Good Hope after receiving a 911 call that an individual, later identified as Mr. Gregory Stuart Adams, 52 of Cullman, had shot multiple times at the former motorcycle club in the city of Good Hope and had fled the scene.

CCSO deputies and investigators arrived on scene to learn that the suspect, Mr. Adams, had been a former member of the club and not long after arriving Saturday night he began to argue with current members and they ask him to leave. The members thought the suspect, Mr. Adams, had left the premises so some of them began to leave as well, then at that time they saw Mr. Adams start shooting in their direction. The members, including women and children, ran for safety and took cover until the gunshots were over.

Mon
12
Aug
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Man dragged by vehicle after disturbance outside motorcycle club

(Vienna Township, Mich.) State police say an argument at the Jokers Motorcycle Club early Sunday morning , lead to one man being critically hurt and another man being arrested.

According to State Police, the incident started inside Joker's, when 2 "non club members" entered the club.

They became inebriated and were asked to leave.

Witnesses told police they were "loud and mouthy".

Other men from the club met up with them outside. They began arguing when a 33 year old Mt. Morris man became lodged in the window of the suspects car. He sped off and was dragged hanging out of the car down Dort Highway.

The driver hit some barrels because the area is under road construction.

That's when the victim fell off the vehicle.

Police say the victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he's improved from critical to stable condition.

A 21 year old Clio man was arrested and charged with assault.

Tue
06
Aug
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2019: Man, 29, dies in crash; drug arrests inch higher

A man died in a crash Monday afternoon outside Lead when he was thrown from his motorcycle after missing a curve in the road, according to Tuesday's statistics from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The man, 29, was driving southbound on North Rochford Road around 3 p.m. when he went off the road at a curve near the Old Salt Road intersection and was thrown from his motorcycle. The driver crossed the center line, went into a ditch and was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is the first fatal crash at the rally so far this year. But motorcycle crashes overall this year are down; there have been 18 injury accidents this year, compared to 21 at this time last year.

Tue
06
Aug
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Bond reduced to $100,000 for man accused of manslaughter

A judge agreed Tuesday, Aug. 6, to lower the bond for a man accused of manslaughter after a deadly fight in downtown Williston in May, but not as much as the defense asked.

Northwest District Judge Kirsten Sjue said during a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon that lowering the bond for Justin Crites, 26, from $150,000 to $100,000 was as much as she felt comfortable doing. Misty Nehring, Crites' public defender, had asked for his bond to be lowered to $25,000.

Crites was arrested in June and charged with manslaughter, a class B felony. Police and prosecutors claim that early on the morning of May 4, Crites punched Jay LePage, 57, causing LePage to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk. LePage died in a Minot hospital days later.

Thu
01
Aug
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Report: Driver in NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Was High, Reaching for Drink

(video) --- The driver charged in connection with a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists was high on drugs and was reaching for a drink when the accident occurred, according to a report obtained by the Boston Globe.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report says 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy tested positive after the crash for "an unspecified drug," either a narcotic or an amphetimine. The report said the drug made him incapable of driving safety.

Tue
23
Jul
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DA: End of the road for local outlaw motorcycle gang

The sentencing of four local men associated with an outlaw motorcycle group has signaled the end of that group in Coweta County – and a victory for local law enforcement in their battle against gangs. 

Lloyd Jefferson Harris, a member of the Iron Cross Motorcycle Club, was sentenced to 20 years to serve three after pleading guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violation of the Georgia Street Gang and Terrorism Prevention Act.

 

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According to Investigator Ryan Foles with the Coweta County DA’s office, the Iron Cross had been on the radar of law enforcement prior to an incident in 2016, which saw the group thrust into the spotlight. 

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