Warren Law Department dismisses civil action related to motorcycle clubhouse

The Warren Law Department and the Warren-area motorcycle club Forever Two Wheels have agreed to dismiss a civil action the city filed to force closure of the group’s clubhouse.

The decision cancels a hearing that had been scheduled for today in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

A judgment entry signed Thursday by Judge Andrew Logan says the city and club agree that the clubhouse at 338 Chestnut Ave. NE “will no longer be utilized as a clubhouse for criminal gang activity.”

The city “is satisfied that the nuisance has been abated,” the entry says. The club has agreed to pay all court costs associated with the civil action, the judgment entry says.

Judge Logan approved a temporary restraining order June 23 that allowed city workers to board up the structure pending a further hearing.


Member of Steel Horsemen motorcycle club shoots man in self defense in Arcade

A Snellville man was arrested Tuesday on assault charges just days after he was shot in Arcade by a Steel Horsemen Motorcycle Club member who fired at the suspect in self defense, authorities said. 

The suspect, Jeremy Hicks, 42, of Snellville, was arrested by Gwinnett County police shortly after leaving his home, where authorities believed he had AR-15 assault rifle, according to Arcade Police Lt. Michael Adams. He remained in jail without bond on Wednesday and is expected to be transferred to the Jackson County Jail. 

He is charged with 14 criminal charges including various counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple battery and possession of a firearm during a crime. 

Hicks was wounded in the shoulder shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday at the motorcycle club on the dead-end road of Rock Forge Lane in Arcade, authorities said. 


GALLERY: 100 years, 3,300 miles: Vintage motorcycles hitting the road

Thomas Trapp sells new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Germany, but for the next two weeks he'll be riding 3,300 miles coast to coast in the United States, aboard one made 102 years ago.

He's one of about 100 riders set to straddle century-old machines as part of the Motorcycle Cannonball, a biennial run for vintage motorcycles starting from Atlantic City on Saturday.


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Hines and Harley-Davidson Get Pro Stock Motorcycle Win at NHRA US Nationals

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines charged from the middle of the pack to earn a hard-fought Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. After qualifying seventh, Hines battled his way through the field as his Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle gained performance in the hands of the experienced Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team. The win moved Hines into the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead and makes the defending champion the top seed heading into the six-race 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs.


Man sentenced in motorcycle club fight

(video)--A man charged in a fight outside of Iron Wings Motorcycle Club was sentenced on Wednesday.

Brian Huff, 44, of Erie, was sentenced by Judge Daniel Brabender to spend eight months to one year and four months in prison.

Police said Huff, as a member of the Restless Souls Motorcycle Club, was involved in an attack on the Iron Wings on East 11th Street and East Avenue last Halloween.
That attack, involving guns, bats and clubs, sent Stephen Simmons to the hospital with several head lacerations.
The police report said the fight was a result of several ongoing incidents between the two East Avenue motorcycle clubs.

Huff pleaded guilty to robbery while inflicting bodily injury and the rest of the charges including aggravated assault were dropped.


Harley Davidson to stop selling illegal air pollution devices

(Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that cause its motorcycles to emit too much pollution, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

The settlement resolves government allegations that Harley sold roughly 340,000 "super tuners" enabling motorcycles since 2008 to pollute the air at levels greater than what the Milwaukee-based company certified to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Harley did not admit liability, and said in a statement it disagrees with the government's position arguing that the devices were designed and sold to be used in "competition only."


Authorities searching for suspect in Oakhurst's first homicide in 2 years

(video)--OAKHURST, Calif. (KFSN) --

The Madera County Sheriff's Office identified 45-year-old Jacob Jerome Henderson as the victim of a deadly stabbing on Saturday.

Frantic calls between dispatchers and deputies illustrate the chaos in broad daylight.

"We've got one down on the ground," a deputy said on his radio. "We're going to need 1141, code three. Chest compressions are being done."

The 911 recordings paint a violent picture af two motorcycle groups fighting in a back parking lot.

"RP states he believes his friend was stabbed and is behind the building," another deputy said on Saturday. "And there was another caller that said there was a motorcycle group that left the area. One with a gun, another one with a stick."

Locals said a motorcycle club from Fresno and one from Oakhurst got into an argument over territory.

"Do we need to make a call to detectives?" a dispatcher asked.


Sturgis Motorcycle Rally crashes: Eight injured in accidents Sunday

There have been no fatal crashes through two days of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Through this time last year, there were six.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol released updated crash and citation numbers on Monday afternoon.

Through two days of the rally, there have been 12 injury crashes and 11 non-injury crashes. Forty-seven people have been arrested on DUI charges, 53 on misdemeanor drug charges and 14 on felony drug charges. Cash of $623 has been seized and three vehicles seized.

Eight people were injured in crashes Sunday:

* At 9:35 a.m., U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 111, 10 miles south of Deadwood: Bradley Chiolds, 62, Scottsbluff, NE, was driving a motorcycle south when he hit a deer. Chiolds sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

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Breaking from his gang, Kingsmen member agrees to cooperate with feds

There are few things more cherished, more valued, in the Kingsmen motorcycle gang than loyalty, allegiance and brotherhood.

The first crack in that armor appeared Monday when a former Kingsmen leader admitted his guilt and became the first gang member to cooperate with federal prosecutors looking into a double murder.


4 hurt when motorcycle goes off stage, into crowd

(video)-STURGIS, S.D. –  Four people were hurt when a motorcyclist performing a stunt accidentally drove into a crowd at the annual Sturgis Motorcyle Rally, said a spokeswoman for the South Dakota campground where the event is held.

Buffalo Chip Campground spokeswoman Nyla Griffith told the Rapid City Journal the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday between performances by Lita Ford and Kid Rock. She said a rider was performing a burn out between shows when he lost control and went off stage.

Griffith said four people were treated on the scene and were believed to have been taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately clear.

This year's annual Sturgis rally in western South Dakota's Black Hills kicks off Monday. A record 739,000 people attended last year.


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