Mountain lion cub found inside El Dorado County business

Mountain lion sightings in California aren’t too unusual unless, of course, it’s a mountain lion that’s wandered into a building. That’s exactly what happened when Deputy Evan Vaughan of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office found a mountain lion cub roaming the hall of an El Dorado County business, reports The Sacramento Bee. Sheriff’s Office deputies helped the Department of Fish…

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Keystone recalls 5,236 trailers: Electric brakes may fail

Keystone RV is recalling 5,236 model year 2016-2019 Keystone Impact and Fuzion travel trailers. The wiring for the electric brakes may contact the tires or wheels, causing damage to the wires, potentially reducing the trailer’s braking ability. A loss of braking ability can increase the risk of a crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring for…

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Newmar recalls motorhomes: Brake pedal may stick

Newmar Corporation is recalling certain 2019 Newmar Dutch Star motorhomes. The brake pedal assembly may catch on the dash, preventing the brake pedal from fully releasing. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.” If the brake pedal does not properly release, it can…

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Truck pulling travel trailer overturns in collision with truck

Debris littered the highway after a truck pulling a trailer struck a Ryder truck and overturned on Route 101 in Raymond, NH, Monday afternoon, reported the New Hampshire Union Leader. The crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. just before Exit 4. State police said the driver of the pickup truck pulling the camper lost control and struck the Ryder truck…

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Watch for increased bear activity on Blue Ridge Parkway, warns NPS

The National Park Service extended warnings of increased bear activity on Blue Ridge Parkway and campgrounds through the remainder of the fall season. Visitors are asked to keep an eye out for bears on the Parkway in addition to the fall foliage, reports the Greenville Journal. Caitlin Worth, a public affairs officer for the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina,…

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Man selling firewood in campground shoots customer

A man who went to a Decatur County, Tennessee, campground to sell firewood shot and killed his customer on Sunday evening. Investigators have arrested the man and charged him with first-degree murder at the Beech Bend Park campground in Decaturville, reports WSMV. According to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Jimmy Kevin Medlin is accused of firing six shots at Jerrell…

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Police recover trailer stolen from Carr Fire evacuees. Culprit in slammer.

Investigators recovered a travel trailer and other items from a trailer that was stolen from a family fleeing the devastating Carr Fire in Northern California in August. They also found the thief, who will now be spending the next five years in prison. The Shasta County district attorney’s office says 20-year-old David Fuentes was sentenced Wednesday for burglary, unlawfully taking…

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Joshua Tree NP closures announced due to heavy rains and flooding

Snowbirds are on the move to the deserts of Southern California and Arizona, but this year’s weird weather has already produced dangerous flash floods in some areas. On Sunday Joshua Tree National Park closed all dirt roads as the National Park Service announced numerous closures due to a Southern California storm that popped up Friday. The NPS said that power…

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High bear activity forces closure of part of Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is a popular winter snowbird location along the Rio Grande River in Texas, but authorities have been forced to close the popular Lost Mine Trail area due to increased bear activity, reports National Parks Traveler.  The closure includes the trail, trailhead, parking area and north facing slope of Casa Grande Peak. Alternative areas for hiking and camping in…

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