REVOKED: Twin Peaks Restaurant Stripped of Franchise Rights After Waco Shooting

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Twin Peaks has revoked the franchise rights for a restaurant in Waco, Texas, that was the scene of a shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that left nine bikers dead and 18 injured.

“Van Warner said in a statement that the management team chose to ignore warnings and advice from the company, and did not establish the ‘high security standards’ that the company requires.”

Company spokesman Rick Van Warner confirmed Monday that the Waco venue’s franchise agreement will be terminated.

The restaurant only opened last August and Waco police say it has since been the scene of several biker gang gatherings. Police say restaurant managers did not cooperate when authorities expressed concern about those gatherings.

Van Warner said in a statement that the management team chose to ignore warnings and advice from the company, and did not establish the “high security standards” that the company requires.

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About 170 gang members were arrested in the aftermath of Sunday’s shooting.

About 170 motorcycle gang members charged with engaging in organized crime are each being held on a $1 million bond in the wake of a deadly shootout in Texas, and authorities say capital murder charges are expected.

McLennan County Justice of the Peace W.H. Peterson set the bond Monday for each suspect and described the amount as “appropriate” given the level of violence that occurred a day earlier at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Multiple Fatalities after Biker Gang Shooting in Texas: 9 Dead, Several Injured

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Three rival motorcycle gangs turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery Sunday afternoon and when the gunfire was over, nine people were dead and several were injured.gang_shooting_1

“We crouched down in front of our pick-up truck because that was the only cover we had.”

Waco police Sunday afternoon, assisted by Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, in the Central Texas Market Place after several people were reported shot during a rival motorcycle gang fight, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

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Police and troopers were in the parking lot trying to secure the area and protect citizens when a fight broke out inside the restaurant and spilled into the parking lot.

Swanton said the fight quickly escalated from fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire.

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Gang members were shooting at each other and officers at the scene fired their weapons, as well, Swanton said.

The scene at the Market Place between Don Carlos and Twin Peaks was absolute chaos, Swanton said.

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The victims were taken by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center, which later was placed on lock down, but officials at Hillcrest said they had no comment.

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He also said police have been trying to work with management at Twin Peaks for several weeks but have been thwarted in their efforts to avoid a situation like happened Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »


Central Texas TV Meteorologist Shot, Gunman Sought

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Man Stabs Girlfriend For Bringing Home Pizza Instead Of Chicken Sandwich For Lunch

I just started following CBS Houston. Why? Because I cannot live without news stories like this.

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WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend after she brought home pizza instead of a chicken sandwich he wanted for lunch…

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