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Ghost Riders raise thousands to provide Christmas for Elizabethton children

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Sometimes Santa drops the reindeer and rides a bike instead. 

Some of Santa's helpers took the same approach this year with the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club hosting their annual toy drive for the Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency. 

The Ghost Riders have worked with the housing agency for over 10 years. 

Each year, the Ghost Riders set up at the Elizabethton Wal-Mart and raise thousands of dollars. The money donated goes to purchasing children from the EHDA toys and other gifts. 

Children, their families, and EHDA staff were able to share in the Christmas spirit today for a party, where children received gifts from the money raised.

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Member of motorcycle gang sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegally possessing gun

A Spokane man and member of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Thursday by a federal judge.

Gabriel Trinidad Lopez, 38, pleaded guilty on July 12 to a charge of illegally possessing a firearm, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Law enforcement officers pulled over Lopez in Spokane on Nov. 4, 2017, because of numerous traffic violations, according to the news release. Lopez told officers he had a firearm, which was illegal because he is a convicted felon.

He also faces three years of probation after his sentence.

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Spreading the cheer

The local chapter of the Warlock Motorcycle Club recently hosted a party to collect toy donations for the Hibbing Salvation Army's Toys for Tots program. On Monday, they brought a sizeable delivery complete with bicycles to the drop-off location. Toy donations also came from Soldiers for Jesus MC, Northwoods Riders, Warlocks of Lake George, IRMC, Seeds of Abraham, BPMs and SOS.

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City money used to pay for officers' drinks before brawl at South Side bar

(video) --- PITTSBURGH - A night of binge drinking by four undercover Pittsburgh police detectives that ended with a brawl on the South Side was paid for with city money, Target 11 has confirmed.

The owner of Kopy's Bar told Channel 11 that the officers had been drinking for several hours before several members of the Pagans motorcycle club walked in just before midnight.

About an hour later, words were exchanged between the two groups and a fight broke out.

All four officers involved have been reassigned, and the charges that were initially brought against the Pagans have been dropped.

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Some 170 Motorcycle Riders Bring Cheer to Hillsides Children with Toy Ride

Some 170 motorcycle riders from the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club Chapter 101 and other local motorcycle clubs took part in a toy ride on December 16 for Hillsides, a Southern California mental health and foster care charity. The riders rode from Santa Clarita to Hillsides’ main campus in Pasadena with several truckloads of holiday toys for the children and families Hillsides serves.

“This is the fourth year the Boozefighters motorcyclists and their friends have supported Hillsides during the holidays with a toy run, and we are so appreciative of their generosity,” said Hillsides President and CEO Joseph M. Costa. “It is incredible to see so many riders, some who come as far away as Northern California, take part in what has become one of the highlights of the holiday season for us.”

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Motorcycle club tied to Miller County gun thefts

IBERIA, Mo. - The Miller County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating possible stolen guns incidents that could be tied to Bush Pilots Motorcycle Club members in Iberia, Missouri.

According to court documents filed on Wednesday, deputies were searching for stolen guns at a suspected stash house of Bruce D. Maylee, who is the president of the Bush Pilots Motorcycle Club. Deputies found 111 guns in the home as well as three black powder rifles. Two of the guns were found to be stolen, court documents said.

Deputies also searched Maylee's residence off of Highway 42 in Iberia and found a half pound of marijuana as well as meth. Dana Henderson was also charged in connection with the drugs at the residence.

Maylee had been found guilty of first-degree burglary in Cole County in August.

The Sheriff's Office has served three warrants in relation to the stolen guns, said Detective Kip Bartlett.

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Report: 4 Officers Involved In South Side Bar Brawl Placed On Administrative Leave

(video) --- PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Four Pittsburgh Police officers involved in a South Side bar room brawl have been placed on paid leave.

Surveillance video shows the fight between undercover officers and members of the Pagans motorcycle club at Kopy’s Bar onthe South Side earlier this year.

According to the Tribune-Review, the case is still being investigated by the Office of Municipal Investigations, the Citizens Police Review Board and the FBI.

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Shots fired call ends in domestic violence arrest

HINSDALE, N.H. — A report of shots fired early Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of a Hinsdale man.

According to Hinsdale Police Chief Todd Faulkner, around 2 a.m., dispatch received a call of shots fired in the area of 23 Canal St. Officers from Hinsdale and Winchester as well as game wardens from N.H. Fish and Game responded to the scene and were able to identify the location and arrested Paul Spaulding Jr.

"Spaulding is a known member of the Iron Militia Motorcycle Club, which has a chapter in Vernon [Vt]," said Faulkner.

Upon his arrest, Spaulding, 55, was found to be in possession of two firearms and a large knife. Because he is a convicted felon, said Faulkner, he was prohibited from possessing firearms.

Spaulding was charged with reckless conduct for discharging a weapon inside a dwelling in a residential area, a felon in possession of a firearm, domestic violence and simple assault.

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Hells Angels purchases vacant Centereach church

The group will use the Lynbrook Street site as its Suffolk County chapter headquarters, Brookhaven Town officials said.

Brookhaven Town officials say the Hells Angels have purchased a former Centereach church and plan to use it as the club’s new headquarters.

The club's Suffolk County chapter, which held a children's toy drive at the Lynbrook Street site earlier this month, plans to modify the structure's interior and obtain town permits before moving in, officials said. Town officials said club leaders have been cooperative and plan to be "good neighbors." 

Brookhaven officials said some neighboring residents have expressed concern about the club's purchase of the property, but they said the town cannot prevent the group from using the site as long as members abide by local codes.

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All 4 cops involved in Kopy's bar brawl removed from narcotics unit

All four Pittsburgh police officers involved in a South Side bar brawl have been removed from the narcotics unit while the investigation continues, Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday.

The brawl between the undercover officers and members of the Pagans motorcycle club at Kopy’s remains under investigation by the city’s Office of Municipal Investigations, the Citizens Police Review Board and the FBI.

The police department is conducting its own internal review.

Peduto said new information came to light that led to the decision to remove the officers from the narcotics unit, though he would not specify what was discovered. He said there is no timetable for when the investigations will wrap up.

“We felt it prudent to move all four officers out of narcotics,” he said.

A Public Safety spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

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