Thu
13
Mar

Jake Sawyer

Here he comes just’a walkin’ down the street, commanding the space he occupies. The swagger, the sculpted body, the outrageous clothes. It’s gotta be Jake Sawyer, and it is. Jazzed about something, as usual. Whatever Jake’s into, he’s into all the way. He’s got a way of meeting life head on and going for it, consequences be damned.3-13-14-gallant-cliff

Tue
11
Mar

Blind Man to Drive Motorcycle at Thunder in the Valley Air Show

COLUMBUS, Ga., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today announced that one of its members, Dan Parker, an experienced racecar builder and driver who lost his sight as the result of a racing accident in 2012, will again independently operate a three-wheeled motorcycle with the help of a GPS system that gives him audible cues in order to help him maintain a straight course.  Mr. Parker will drive his custom-built motorcycle on the runway as part of the Thunder in the Valley Air Show in Columbus, Georgia, this weekend.

Sun
09
Mar

NOW CASTING MOTORCYCLE CLUB MEMBERS FOR MAJOR CABLE NETWORK!

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Sun
09
Mar

Elmore police officer among 3 men shot to death overnight

Three dead, two taken to hospital in separate shootings

FREMONT — Fremont police are still looking for suspects in a pair of overnight shootings that left three dead and two injured .

Police Chief Tim Wiersma said that the shootings did not appear to be related.

“The person at the Last Call Bar was a very short person and the person at the Night Riders was a very tall person. So, it’s definitely not the same shooter,” Wiersma said.

An off-duty Elmore police officer is among three men shot to death overnight.

Five people were shot in two separate shootings overnight in Fremont. One shooting at Last Call Saloon resulted in the deaths of three men and the hospitalization of another. In another shooting near Night Riders Motorcycle Club, a man was taken by medical helicopter to a Toledo area hospital.

Jose Andy Chavez, 26, an off-duty Elmore police officer, was among three people killed during the shooting.

Sun
09
Mar

Cody police planning for summer return of Hells Angels

Ruffin Prevost / Yellowstone Gate file photo

CODY, WYO. — Tourism and business boosters in this Yellowstone National Park gateway town have long worked to convince travelers to spend an extra day in Cody, and to come back a few years later for a repeat visit.

Those efforts may have proven successful with members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, who last gathered here in 2006, and are reported to be planning a return trip this summer.

Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam said he had been told by “a federal agency” that approximately 600 Hells Angels members and their associates may spend 4-5 days in Cody for their U.S. Run in late July or early August.

Sun
09
Mar

Photo Gallery: Hells Angels 2006 World Run in Cody

In 2006, an estimated 1,300 Hells Angels motorcycle club members and their associates gathered in Cody, Wyo. for the group’s World Run.

Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam said he has been informed by federal officials that the group is planning to return to Cody this summer for its U.S. run, which could draw approximately 600 bikers from the group.

Here are a few selected images from the 2006 Hells Angels gathering, which was peaceful and largely uneventful.

Photos by Ruffin Prevost
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Sat
08
Mar

Outlaw enforcer to serve 15 years in federal prison

 

INDIANAPOLIS — An enforcer in the Outlaws Motorcycle Club was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Thursday.

Joshua Bowser was accused of participating in instances of fraud, extortion and a drug conspiracy as a member of the group the government paints as a criminal organization.

Bowser's public defenders, Monica Foster and Gwendolyn Beitz, were able to convince Judge Tanya Walton Pratt to shave about a decade off the upper level of an advisory guideline. The government, represented by Brad Blackington, painted Bowser as a leader in several of the illegal acts he and other people associated with the motorcycle club participated in.

Bowser was among 42 people indicted across the state in 2012 as part of raids conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshal Service and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Fri
07
Mar

Defense alleges link between Hells Angels, LCSO

LAKEPORT -- A judge ordered the defense in the case of fight that allegedly involved three Hells Angels Motorcycle Club members to make modifications to a motion asking the court to compel discovery from the prosecution.

During the motion hearing Friday afternoon, the defense built upon the motion it submitted in July to illustrate the information it wanted from the prosecution, but Judge David W. Herrick said the written motion was too broad and ordered the defense to write a narrower request.

The defense, made up of Michael Clough, Patrick Ciocca and Jai Gohel, made the request for information that they believe will prove a link between the Vagos Motorcycle Club and the Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), which conducted the investigation against defendants Timothy R. Bianchi, Nicholas F. Carrillo and Josh L. Johnson.

Fri
07
Mar

New Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Ban Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Four U.S. senators representing both the Democrat and Republican parties introduced new legislation that would prevent the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from funding checkpoints that specifically target motorcyclists.

The new bill – S.2078 – would put a stop to NHTSA‘s Motorcycle Law Enforcement Demonstration Program which provides states with federal funding for traffic checkpoints that stop only motorcyclists. The checkpoints allow law enforcement to inspect motorcycles and determine if they meet state standards ranging such as noise levels, tire conditions and handlebar lengths.

Fri
07
Mar

Salyers sentenced to 20 years in Casey motorcycle gang killing

GREENSBURG — David Salyers was back in Green Circuit Court today, dressed in faded blue jail duds this time instead of the crisp new dress shirts he wore during his trial in January.

His attorney Jude Hagan was there as well. Together they tried to convince Judge Judy Vance that Salyers deserved something less than the 20 years, six months in prison recommended by the jury that convicted Salyers of complicity to murder in the 2012 shooting death of Gleason Pyles at Tarter Gate Co. in Casey County.

It was to no avail. Vance said even though a pre-sentencing report indicated Salyers "lacked a serious criminal history," she weighed victim impact statements submitted by members of Pyles' family and decided to impose the sentence "as recommended by the jury in this case."

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