Black Bear

Chief the dog is credited with rescuing Harper Wagner, 3 1/2. (Credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Family’s Dogs Save Toddler From 400-Pound Black Bear

Chief is the lab mix Emily Wagner rescued two years ago, but on Wednesday morning Chief was the one who rescued her daughter.

07/02/2015

A black bear found running around Upper Nyack in Rockland County. (Credit: Clarkstown police)

Upper Nyack Elementary School Field Day Canceled After Bear Sighting

A bear has left neighbors on edge in Rockland County, after being spotted roaming near an elementary school.

06/12/2015

Video posted online by the Clarkstown Police Department shows a black bear walking through a residential area near Woodland and Little Tor Road in New City. (credit: Clarkstown Police Dept./CBS2)

Video Shows Black Bear In Residential Area In New City

Police in Rockland County are warning residents after a bear was spotted walking through a neighborhood.

05/30/2015

Yonkers Bear

Wildlife Officials Tranquilize Black Bear In Yonkers

A 200-pound black bear caused quite a stir in Yonkers.

05/20/2015

(Credit: Lizzy Heberling)

Authorities Tranquilize Black Bear Roaming Around Ridgewood, NJ

A black bear reportedly roaming around Ridgewood, New Jersey, was tranquilized by authorities Saturday.

04/11/2015

(Credit: Darien Police Department)

Black Bear Seen Eating From Bird Feeder At Darien, Conn., Home

Police in Darien, Conn., caught an unlikely visitor at a home on Partridge Lane Thursday night.

04/03/2015

Darsh Patel snapped five photos of this bear moments before he was killed by the animal, police said. (credit: West Milford Police Department)

New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve.

11/26/2014

Apshawa Preserve (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

911 Call Released In Deadly Passaic County Bear Attack

Police have released a 911 call made by a friend of the victim of last week’s deadly bear attack in New Jersey.

09/26/2014

Apshawa Preserve (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

New Jersey Police Seek 2 Hikers As Part Of Bear Attack Probe

Police are trying to identify two hikers who may have come upon a group in a New Jersey nature preserve before a bear attacked and killed a Rutgers University student.

09/24/2014

Apshawa Preserve (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Rutgers University Senior Killed By Black Bear In New Jersey Preserve

A Rutgers University senior who was hiking with friends in a New Jersey nature preserve was attacked and killed by a 300-pound black bear over the weekend.

09/22/2014

Black Bear (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Black Bear Hunt Begins With Fewer Permits

State fish and wildlife officials say 6,445 bear permits out of a maximum of 10,000 permits have been issued for this hunt.

12/09/2013

A bear was spotted running through parts of Peekskill on July 9, 2013. (Photo: Patrick Somma)

Black Bear Spotted Running Through Yards In Peekskill

A Westchester County neighborhood was on alert Tuesday, after a bear spent the morning running through the streets.

07/09/2013

Ridgewood, N.J. Bear

Bear Leads Police On Chase In Ridgewood, N.J.

A bear was tranquilized after a chase in Ridgewood, N.J. Sunday.

06/23/2013

This black bear cub got caught up a tree in Montclair, N.J., on June 4, 2013, before eventually being tranquilized by wildlife officials. (Photo: CBS 2)

Black Bear Cub Up A Tree Captivates Onlookers In Montclair, N.J.

Bear sightings are nothing new in some parts of New Jersey, but on Tuesday in Montclair, residents got a lot more than a glimpse.

06/04/2013

A trio of black bears spent the afternoon lounging in the trees in Randolph, NJ on Monday. (Credit CBS 2)

Residents Stuck Inside For Hours As Bears Occupy New Jersey Neighborhood

This wasn’t a fairytale, it was the real deal and police told residents to stay in their homes while they addressed the issue.

05/27/2013

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