With threat of wildfires, utilities cut power to CA businesses and residences

Though remaining on guard Tuesday, the gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires decreased in strength and become less widespread in California a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks, wrote The Washington Post. Warnings for critical fire weather conditions were canceled for all but a stretch of the…

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Oregon city to allow regulated car camping in specified parking lots

The Beaverton [Oregon] City Council moves a step closer to regulated overnight “car” camping in designated parking lots with sanitation and trash disposal facilities, reports KOIN. The Council approved the ordinance Oct. 9, about three months after the council voted 4-1 to ban overnight car camping in streets and the public right of way. But nothing further will happen until…

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Chausson creates “Swiss Army knife” motorhome

France’s Chausson converts the Ford Transit-based Flash 634 into the Swiss Army knife of motorhomes for the absolute most livability out of its small footprint using smart, space-optimizing design, reports New Atlas. The multifunction motorhome comes with three beds that lift to the ceiling to open up two dining areas, a full-length lounge chair and plenty of storage. At night,…

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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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