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In tribute to Knievel, stuntman to attempt 3 motorcycle jumps

There was a time when a cape-wearing man best known for crashing his motorcycle was one of the biggest names in U.S. pop culture.

The daredevil: Evel Knievel.

With his signature patriotic jumpsuit and increasingly ambitious motorcycle jumps over buses, cars and sharks, the stuntman became one of the defining figures of the 1970s, simultaneously thrilling and putting the fear of death into sold-out audiences — in this case, the death they feared was his.

The stunts, many of them presented on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” made him famous — spawning films, appearances on late-night talk shows and merchandise for his growing fan base. This success foreshadowed the multibillion-dollar extreme-sports industry.

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Fallen Saints president was aware of criminal activity, but not involved

Mark Micheal Nowakowksi was the president of a criminal organization, but he wasn't involved in any of the crime itself, his lawyer says.

While Mark Micheal Nowakowski was the leader of a criminal organization in Saskatoon, he did not personally participate in any of its criminal activity, his lawyer says.

However, the 48-year-old former president of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club pleaded guilty to assaulting an associate member and recruiting people to join the club for the purpose of enhancing a criminal organization.

The guilty pleas were entered in October and on Tuesday, Nowakowski was sentenced to 15 months in jail after Justice Mona Dovell accepted a joint submission from the Crown and defence.

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2 Shot, 1 Stabbed During Fight at San Bernardino Motorcycle Clubhouse: Police

An investigation was underway in San Bernardino after two people were shot and a third was stabbed during a fight at a motorcycle club hangout early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The San Bernardino Police Department at 12:30 a.m. received multiple calls regarding a shooting at the Magic Wheels Motorcycle Clubhouse located at 272 S. Mountain View Ave., officials stated in a news release.

Responding officers found a large group of people leaving the area and two victims “down” at the scene, the statement read. One victim suffered gunshot wounds while the other had been stabbed, police said. Both people — identified as a 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old man — were transported to an area hospital.

Minutes later, a 31-year-old woman arrived at a local hospital and said she had been shot at the clubhouse as well, according to authorities.

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Police: FLETC instructors posed as agents start fight, go to jail

Two Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Instructors allegedly picked a fight with a group of bikers June 14 at Toucan’s Ale House, resulting in a busted lip for one of the FLETC employees and a trip to jail for both, according to a Glynn County police report.

According to the report, Thomas Wilson Crabill, 52, and Jacqueline Ealtheni Wilson, 40, allegedly repeated loudly and often that they were “federal agents” while antagonizing members of a motorcycle club who were seated at a neraby table at Toucan’s, located on Perry Lane Road off of Golden Isles Parkway near Interstate 95. Crabill allegedly carried a concealed handgun at the time. Police physically restrained him to confiscate the Glock 42 from his waistband, the report said.

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Motorcycle club helps single mom after van breaks down on highway

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A China Spring woman is thanking a motorcycle club after she was stranded on the side of the road in Speegleville with her son who has special needs.

Ashley Ballew was heading to Waco on Highway 6 a few weeks ago to take her son, Benjamin, to therapy. Benjamin has cerebral palsy.

"My van overheated. So I pulled over," Ballew said.

Smoke was coming out of the hood of the car. When she opened the hood, there was brown liquid everywhere.

"We sat there for about 10-15 minutes to cool off. I was going to drive it somewhere because I didn't know what else to do," Ballew said. "I put it in drive and it didn't go anywhere."

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95th pilgrimage: World-renowned gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts returns with Bike Week

There are two warm-weather traditions "unlike any other" — the Masters golf tournament in April — and Laconia Bike Week in June.

An annual rite of summer for motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the northeast, the 95th pilgrimage of untold legions of weekend warriors to Lake Winnipesaukee began on Friday, June 8 and will conclude on Sunday, June 17. In years past, the event has drawn as many as 300,000 people.

Around the Granite State, scores of local bikers have revved the engines of their choppers, sport bikes, fatboys and sidecars up Interstate 93 to meet other enthusiasts, and enjoy all the week has to offer, including demo rides, vendor displays, live entertainment and on-track racing and off-track stunt shows at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

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Fight outside Sonora bar leads to three arrests on battery charges

Three Sonora residents were arrested early Monday after an argument at a downtown Sonora bar escalated into a brawl on South Washington Street, during which a 57-year-old man sustained head injuries.

According to Sonora Police Department logs, at least six people may have been involved in the fight, but bystanders could identify no more than the three suspects and the victim, Sonora Chief of Police Turu VanderWiel said.

VanderWiel said officers are gathering additional bystander and witness statements and seeking surveillance footage.

The fight began as an argument in Zane’s Iron Horse Lounge in downtown Sonora, VanderWiel said. Witnesses said the victim had made “disrespectful comments to other patrons in the bar.”

“At some point that person was pushed or escorted out of the bar, and then the physical altercation ensued directly after,” he said.

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NYC motorcycle clubs unite to help biker recover stolen two-wheeler in Bronx, bust alleged culprit

Fast — but not furious.

Biker bar and restaurant owner Shmuel Avital has been reunited with his custom made KTM 390 Duke motorcycle, thanks to a tight-knit biking community and the highway patrol. He now hopes to bring the guy he found riding the stolen two-wheeler into that mix.

 
NYC motorcycle clubs helped find Shmuel Avita's missing KTM 390 Duke motorcycle.
 

On Tuesday morning, Avital arrived for work at his East Village eatery Spiegel and immediately noticed his custom-made bike, which he parks out front, was missing.

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3 Bulgarians Sentenced After a 2016 Night Wolves MC Fight

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The Burgas court sentenced 3 Bulgarian men for a brawl with protesters during the visit of the Russian motorcycle club “Night Wolves.” One of the sentenced, named Atanas M., will serve 2 years in prison, along with an additional 1 year for a previous crime. His accomplices, Svetlozar M. and Stoicho received suspended sentences for 2 years.

The incident occurred in June 2016, when the Night Wolves were on their “Slav World 2016” tour that started in Moscow and passed through 12 countries. The visit to Bulgaria, however, was marked with a brawl between protesters against the Night Wolves and the Bulgarian Military Union “Shipka.”

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Member of South Buffalo chapter of Kingsmen Motorcycle Club sentenced to prison for racketeering

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A member of the South Buffalo chapter of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club has been sentenced to prison time for a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act charge. 

Stanley Olejniczak, 53, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 96 months in prison in federal court. 

According to the assistant U.S. attorneys handling the case, Olejniczak was a member of the club from 2009, during which time KMC members and associates used and/or distributed marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances in and around the chapter's clubhouse. 

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