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October 10, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Motorcyclists familiar with the annual pack ride known as Hollywood's Block Party were excited about this year's bash, and for good reason. The 2011 ride through New York City was "a zoo," according to an online post that included a photograph of hundreds of bikers roaring up an expressway, the Manhattan skyline visible in the distance. The 2012 ride, which involved a takeover of Times Square that was captured on video, was equally raucous. "Last year was crazy.
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NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A grand jury in New York has been given an extension to act on the wild chase that resulted in the beating of an SUV driver and serious injuries to a motorcyclist, officials said Friday. Christopher Cruz, the only person to be charged in the incident, briefly made a return appearance in court on Friday. It had been expected that the grand jury would report on the same day, but prosecutors said further action will be delayed until Oct. 24 to allow more time for investigation. There have been reports in the New York media that some of the motorcyclists involved in the chase up Manhattan's West Side and the beating of the driver of the black Range Rover have been identified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The motorcyclist who led law enforcement authorities on a wild pursuit Wednesday afternoon has been identified by police as 50-year-old John Madrigal of East Los Angeles. The pursuit occurred on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, continuing on surface streets across downtown Los Angeles and the Eastside. 9 crazy Southern California police car chases Television news footage showed a man being detained at an Auto Zone store about 5:30 p.m. on Whittier Boulevard near Indiana Avenue.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
Triumph Motorcycles has taken the wraps off its 2014 model lineup and ... they're just gorgeous. The company calls them "updated classics," and it's impossible to disagree. Promoted in a Tuesday release are stats and images for new versions of the Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler -- tapping the deep roots of the Leicestershire motorcycle company, which began manufacturing two-wheelers in 1902. The new Bonneville is built a little lower, with new exhaust and new color schemes -- and engine cooling fins that are a throwback to the 1960s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A brazen motorcycle rider led law enforcement authorities on a pursuit on the 101 Freeway on Wednesday afternoon in the San Fernando Valley and then on surface streets across downtown Los Angeles and into the Eastside. A man was detained at an Auto Zone store about 5:30 p.m on Whittier Boulevard near Indiana Avenue, according to television news footage. CRAZY CAR CHASES ACROSS L.A. At one point, the motorcyclist was riding along sidewalks as authorities followed him. News footage showed the man cutting across lanes and darting between between vehicles.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A New Jersey motorcyclist, who was involved in a wild chase by a pack of bikers  after an SUV carrying a family, has been arrested in New York, officials said on Tuesday, after the confrontation was caught on video and went viral. The four-mile chase on Manhattan's West Side has become a sensation since the incident on Sunday afternoon. After a motorcyclist appears to have been hit by the SUV, the vehicle takes off and the bikers give chase. When the black SUV stops on a street in upper Manhattan, a motorcyclist is seen smashing out the window with his helmet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
The call came over the police radio late Saturday, during what so far had been a routine shift for Laguna Beach police Officer Jon Coutchie. Hey, there's a car speeding through town . Coutchie responded without hesitation, as he had done so many times before. The 41-year-old mounted his motorcycle to try to cut off the car before it reached downtown, where partygoers filled the sidewalks and spilled into the streets. Coutchie was headed north on Coast Highway at about 11:30 p.m. when his Honda ST1300 collided with a GMC pickup truck making a left turn on Cleo Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A 41-year-old Laguna Beach police officer died in the line of duty late Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, authorities said.  Jon Coutchie was responding to a call of a speeding motorist who had evaded another officer, Laguna Beach Police Department Captain Jason Kravetz said. Coutchie was heading north on Coast Highway, looking for the vehicle, when he collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck at the intersection of Cleo Street. He died on the scene, Kravetz said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Three lanes of the westbound 134 Freeway are closed, snarling traffic through the Burbank and Glendale areas after a fatal motorcycle crash early Tuesday, a spokesman from the California Highway Patrol said. Officers received calls about a downed motorcycle on the 134 Freeway near the transition to the 5 Freeway at 6:37 a.m. Tuesday. CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said the motorcycle was found down in lanes and the male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was described as being in his “late 20s or early 30s,” but Villalobos could not provide immediately additional details on the crash, which he said is under investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A fatal collision between a big rig and motorcyclist in San Dimas closed part of the 10 Freeway and backed up traffic for miles during the Monday morning commute. The collision, reported at 4:27 a.m., occurred on the westbound 10 Freeway near the Kellogg Drive exit, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada. Investigators were trying to determine what caused the crash, which killed the motorcyclist,   ABC News  reported. A SigAlert was issued for the westbound 10 Freeway between Highway 57 and Kellogg Drive.
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