Waco Biker Tragedy

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County expenses in biker cases could have major budget impact

May 27, 2015, 11:28 pm

As lawyers threaten civil rights lawsuits, seek bond reductions and clamor that their biker clients have done nothing wrong, McLennan County is spending $7,958 a day to house those jailed in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout.


Stuck behind bars: Families await biker releases as lawyers claim innocence

May 27, 2015, 3:18 pm

The jailing of 175 people in the deadly Twin Peaks shooting has left some local families in a desperate cycle of waiting, worrying and trying to clear their loved ones’ names.


Vehicle forfeiture efforts could be lucrative, but difficult in Twin Peaks shooting

May 24, 2015, 11:32 pm

As if they weren’t busy enough pursuing charges against some 170 suspects in the deadly Twin Peaks shooting, local criminal justice officials also face the question of what to do with their belongings.


About 20 motorcyclists protest mass incarceration of biker suspects

May 23, 2015, 12:14 pm

About 20 motorcyclists stood in front of the McLennan County Courthouse about noon Saturday to protest the arrest of 170 suspects in the Twin Peaks shooting that killed nine people.


Biker group gets proclamation from Waco City Council

May 22, 2015, 11:51 pm

Days after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."


John Fletcher, guest columnist: Once again, Waco wrestles with a tragedy beyond its imagination or control

May 22, 2015, 12:29 pm

Once again, the city of Waco has fallen victim to what happened in its vicinity and certainly without any blame to its residents or leaders.


At least one Twin Peaks suspect posts $1 million bond, required to wear ankle monitor

May 22, 2015, 12:25 pm

At least one of the approximately 170 suspects jailed in a deadly shooting Sunday at Twin Peaks has been released on a $1 million bond and has been fitted with an ankle monitor, per the conditions of his release, officials confirmed Wednesday.


AP: Majority of 170 bikers arrested have no convictions in Texas

May 21, 2015, 12:34 pm

Records searched by The Associated Press show more than 115 of the 170 people arrested in the aftermath of a motorcycle gang shootout outside a Central Texas restaurant have not been convicted of a crime in Texas.


Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed in Waco shooting

May 21, 2015, 12:24 pm

One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.


Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

May 20, 2015, 11:56 pm

When gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, most of the leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation from the patio or inside immediately ran away from the shooting. A few tried to direct people to safety, crawling on all fours heading for cover.



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