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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wellsville: Bear alert

At 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Wellsville Police were called to the area of Riverwalk Plaza in Wellsville for a wandering bear! Police were watching the bear as it roamed down North Highland Avenue, from George Street to Steuben Trust. Police have requested an Encon officer to the scene. Police are monitoring the area to keep people safe.
 10:04 a.m. update: Scared bear continues to wander between busy shopping center and nursing home. Nursing home staff, visitors moved indoors...to be safe. DEC en route. Police say bear is about 150 pounds. Neighborhood residents say the bear roamed the area last night as well.
10:07 a.m. update: Police say the 'scared' bear appears to be wandering back toward the hillside!