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‘Easyriders’ magazine celebrates 50th anniversary with major revamp

New ownership and brand expansion launched under fashion industry leader Pepper Foster

LOS ANGELES — The rock-n-ride legend Easyriders, named with a nod to the eponymous cultfilm classic, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exciting new relaunch under the ownership of brandmaker Pepper Foster, who plans to advance the iconic label in the global market. The debut issue features Norman Reedus on the cover photographed by Brian Bowen Smith, supermodel Erin Wasson and the band Wild Belle.
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Murder, assault charges refiled against motorcycle gang member connected to fatal 2018 brawl

Murder and assault charges were refiled against an alleged motorcycle gang member accused of being present at a fatal 2018 bar brawl in east Tulsa, and he was arrested Thursday. 

Dwayne "D-Train" Arceneaux, 45, rejoined five others charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and battery, and gang-related offense, and was booked into the Tulsa County jail on a warrant.

Eddie “Dough-Boy” Veal, Troy “Amp” Stinnett and Leon “Clark Kent” Harris remain in the same jail, but Kenneth "Dallas" Walters and Kevin Fields have since been released on bond. 

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Kauffman widow sues Hudson County jail over husband's death

The widow of James Kauffman, a local endocrinologist charged in his wife’s 2012 murder, is suing the Hudson County jail where he died by suicide two years ago.

Kauffman’s wife, Carole Weintraub, of Philadelphia, alleges the Hudson County Department of Corrections knew her husband was suicidal and failed to protect him while he was detained there awaiting trial. Weintraub is seeking damages for two counts of negligence and one count of wrongful death.

The lawsuit, first reported by sjntv.com, was filed by attorney Louis Barbone in Hudson County Civil Court on Jan. 24. Barbone, the colleague of Kauffman's attorney, Edwin Jacobs, was not available for comment Wednesday.

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Abilene Bandido biker on trial for allegedly violently robbing rival club member

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The first of three Abilene Bandido bikers arrested for allegedly violently robbing a rival club member who drove through their ‘turf’ while wearing the rival club’s vest is on trial. 

Daniel Machado is on trial in Abilene 42nd District Court for Aggravated Robbery and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in connection to the incident that took place in July of 2018.

Two other suspects, Justin Aldava, and Jesse Trevino, are still waiting for their day in court.

Court documents state the victim was riding near the Bandido Motorcycle clubhouse on the 1300 block of Butternut Street when he noticed three bikers – later identified as Machado, Alvada, and Trevino – leave the clubhouse and start to follow him. 

He sped up, but the documents say the trio kept going, kicking him in the back when they reached him and eventually cutting him off and stopping his path, forcing him to turn into a small parking lot

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Bandidos Motorcycle Club ‘directly involved’ in murders of Careaga family, investigators say

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. — Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office detectives, along with the FBI said Thursday evening that members and associates of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were directly involved in the murders of the Careaga family Jan. 27, 2017 in Seabeck.

Christale Careaga and two teen boys -- 6-year-old Jonathon Higgins and 16-year-old Hunt Schaap -- were found dead in their burned house on Tenino Road West. The remains of the patriarch, John Careaga, were found two days later in his burned-out truck, officials said. He had also been shot.

John Careaga was seen on surveillance video at Camp Union Grocery just hours before the rest of his family was found.

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Trial next month in Charleroi motorcycle club beating

A Washington County judge agreed to exclude evidence that a Fallowfield Township man apparently had at least one gun on his person during a beating from the trial of two Pagans Motorcycle Club members accused of participating in the attack.

Common Pleas Judge John DiSalle made the ruling on Thursday in response to a motion by prosecutors in the case who argued that information was irrelevant. The decision was one of several he made from the bench to resolve outstanding issues ahead of selecting a jury to hear the case against Joseph Olinsky III, 46, of McKeesport, and co-defendant Matthew J. Vasquez, 31, of Monessen. The co-defendants face charges including attempted homicide in the April 18 beating of Troy Harris, 54, inside the Slovak Club in Charleroi.

Both defendants are denied bail as they await trial.

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Two more members of biker gang charged in attack of St. Paul bouncer

Two more Hells Outcasts members have been implicated in what authorities say was a coordinated attack against a bouncer who told members of the biker gang they were not allowed to wear gang colors inside the St. Paul establishment.

Anthony Joseph Ledo, 38, of St. Paul, and Richard John Mader, 41, of Vadnais Heights, were charged Monday with committing crimes for the benefit of a gang, third-degree assault and riot, according to criminal complaints filed in Ramsey County District Court.

The charges come more than a year after authorities say members of the gang assaulted a bouncer at Saloon Bar in the 1000 block of Hudson Road Nov. 9, 2018. The assault was in retaliation for a new rule at the bar that prevented Hells Outcasts members from wearing their gang colors in the bar and getting served, though members of other gangs could, according to the charges.

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Fall River fatal shooting suspect pleads not guilty in Superior Court, held without bail

FALL RIVER — The suspect in the September 2019 shooting death of Eric Voshell was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty Friday in Superior Court to murder and assault charges.

Joseph Noe, 25, of Taunton, was arraigned in Bristol County Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Voshell and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury for allegedly causing non-fatal injuries to two other gunshot victims, according to court documents.

Police said Noe fired several rounds from his five-shot revolver during a fight between members of two competing motorcycle clubs about 10:15 p.m. Sept. 13 in the parking lot beside JC’s Cafe on Bedford Street.

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NH prosecutors want another look at Zhukovskyy’s truck in biker-crash case

New Hampshire wants another look at the truck authorities say Volodymyr Zhukovskyy crashed into a squad of bikers, killing seven.

Coos County, N.H., prosecutors filed a motion in the Granite State courts on Wednesday seeking permission for consultant Crash Labs, Inc., to “conduct a further examination” of the Dodge Ram pickup the 23-year-old Zhukovskyy is accused of driving under the influence when he crashed into the Jarheads Motorcycle Club members, killing the veterans and their loved ones.

The prosecutors didn’t elaborate much further on what they and the consultants hope to get from this, other than to say that they Crash Labs could “conduct testing or take additional measurements of the truck” and then “return the vehicle to its previous post-crash state.”

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Milam County case against Bandido, license to carry still in limbo

A local biker is still waiting to find out if Milam county will reschedule his trial after the county Judge declared a mistrial in December.

(video) --- MILAM COUNTY, Texas — Milam County went forward with prosecuting Patrick Lewis Vaden, a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in December, but Judge Steve Young ruled the case a mistrial after only two days. More than a month later, defense attorney Kurt Glass still doesn't know when or if his client will need to return to court. 

Vaden was pulled over in Nov. 2018 for driving 67 mph in a 60 mph zone. He had a license to carry and had a gun when he was stopped. 

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