2 deadly motorcycle crashes in Austin Thursday night

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two people died after two separate crashes involving motorcycles Thursday night in Austin.

The first crash took place at 1000 Ed Bluestein Boulevard northbound in southeast Austin. Crews were called out at 7:45 p.m.

Only the motorcycle was involved in this crash, ATCEMS said. CPR was being given to the adult patient, but they were eventually pronounced dead on scene.

ATCEMS said to expect road closures in the area as the crash is being investigated. The Texas Department of Transportation said northbound U.S. 183 after Montopolis Drive is closed due to the crash. Traffic is being detoured onto the frontage road.

A second crash in took place at 9600 Research Boulevard northbound in northwest Austin just after 8:30 p.m., ATCEMS said. That’s near the intersection with North Capital of Texas Highway.

This crash involved a motorcycle and one other vehicle. ATCEMS said one adult also died

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Summerfield motorcycle rider killed by pickup truck Friday night along U.S. 301

DALLAS — A motorcycle rider died Friday night near the border of Marion and Sumter counties when law enforcement officials said a pickup truck pulled out in front of the bike and hitting it, throwing the rider into the grassy median.

The crash, which occurred roughly a mile south of the intersection of U.S. 301 and County Road 42 on a dark stretch of roadway, caused the blocking of the northbound lanes for more than four hours as officials cleaned up debris and Florida Highway Patrol troopers conducted their investigation.

FHP troopers on scene said a Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by a 36-year-old Belleview man with a 20-year-old Jacksonville man as his passenger, was traveling southbound on U.S. 301. 

The motorcycle rider was heading in the opposite direction in the outside, or right lane.

Troopers said the truck’s driver went into the left turn lane to make a U-Turn.

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One dead and four wounded after motorcycle gangs clash on ‘bike night’ in Lake Ozark

A shooting Thursday night on the strip at Lake Ozark that left one man dead and four injured involved a confrontation between rival motorcycle gangs, a city of Lake Ozark spokesman told The Star.

The victims had not been identified as of Friday evening and conditions of the injured were not known, the city said. Early news media reports had said the shooting was “gang related,” according to police reports, but did not describe what type of gangs were involved.

“We can’t speak yet as to which clubs were involved,” Lake Ozark spokesman Dan Field said in an email. “That’s part of the ongoing investigation.”

Taking the lead in that investigation is the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, the city said. Lake Ozark police and other lake-area law enforcement agencies are assisting.

No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon. Officials said initially that

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Boss delivers big on opening night, talks 2020 arrest

The times, and the show, they are a-changing.

A lot has happened since Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa last performed the hit “Springsteen on Broadway” on stage in December 2018. A worldwide pandemic, a national reckoning on race, a failed insurrection of the U.S. Capitol, and one of the stars of show was arrested, to name a few.

On Saturday, Springsteen and Scialfa delivered an energetic, poignant and reflective restaging of “Springsteen on Broadway” at the St. James Theatre, with new dialogue and new songs, too.

“American Skin (41 Shots),” originally written about 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old unarmed immigrant from Guinea by four New York City plain-clothes police officers, was added to the show. Its performance invoked the May 2020 death of George Floyd at the hands of four officers in Minneapolis.

“We are living in troubled and troubling times,” said Springsteen in the lead up

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