RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the New York Post:
A possible murder-suicide shooting at an Arizona motorcycle rally has left three people dead and one critically injured, the Arizona Republic reported Saturday (July 23).
The shooting occurred around 11:20 p.m. local time Friday on campgrounds near Mormon Lake, roughly 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff, the newspaper said.
A spokesman for the Coconino County Sheriff's Office told the paper that three victims — two women and a man — were shot in front of a camp trailer. The lone survivor, a woman who was shot six times, was flown to an area hospital in critical condition, the paper said.
A second man's body was found away from the group with a single gunshot wound, the Arizona Republic reported. A gun was found near his hand, the paper said.
The sheriff's office believes the victims were participating in an annual motorcycle rally at the campground.
Ken Daniels, who was near the site of the shooting, told the paper that the campground had been a lively scene with hundreds of tents and live music.
"Initially, I thought someone was just shooting into the air, being stupid," he told the paper.
From the Salem News:
Columbiana County Fair Board members are busy putting the final touches on the numerous improvement projects they have undertaken so the 2011 Columbiana County Fair will be another success.
The fair is scheduled for Aug. 1-7.
The biggest of these projects was the expansion of the campground across Saltwell Road, next to the Municipal Court.
"We expanded it to accommodate the overflow because we always have a long waiting list for the campground each year," said Tresa Hall, Fair Board secretary/treasurer.
The new campground is flat and open, unlike the current campground which is somewhat uneven and dotted with trees. Also members have created a lake at the rear of the new campgrounds. While roads are currently being laid out and constructed, the new campground will still be rough as the fair kicks off, but members already have final plans in mind.
"Obviously this year it's just a start. The future plans are to take the campers back to the lake," said Hall.
Driving past the campground extension some may worry that the free general admission parking will be reduced, but board members took that in mind and leveled a hill to increase the parking lot.
From the Associated Press:
Authorities say they've recovered the body of a New York City man who apparently drowned while swimming in the Susquehanna River outside Binghamton.
Officials in Broome County tell WBNG-TV in Binghamton that emergency crews were called to the Pine Crest Campground in the town of Windsor around 6 p.m. Sunday (July 24) after a 26-year-old Brooklyn man went under water and didn't resurface.
Rescue crews and police dive teams found the man's body about two hours later.
Police haven't released the man's name yet.
Windsor is on the Pennsylvania border, about 10 miles east of Binghamton.