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Problem bear poses a theat to public in Sitka


SITKA – Authorities are warning Sitka residents to be on alert after numerous bear encounters around the city, including one involving a bicyclist who was chased by a bear down a bike path.

Police have recently received several calls about problem bears, and they think it may just be one animal causing all the fuss. Reports have varied from a bear getting into a garbage container to one breaking into a parked pizza delivery car, The Sitka Sentinel reported.

“This bear has been giving our community a lot of trouble,’’ said Sitka police Lt. Lance Ewers. “It’s becoming more and mor...

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