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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Two brown bears were shot and killed in Eagle River Monday night by Fish and Game officials after they were repeatedly reported to have gotten into trash in more than one neighborhood. Surveillance video shows two brown bears wandering the Eagle Ridge neighborhood near Eagle River. The bears were shot later that week by Fish and Game. A Fish and Game spokesperson says the two bears were 2 or 3 years old – considered to be sub-adults, and not yet fully grown. The bears were shot at about 11 p.m. Ken Marsh, a spokesperson for the Department of Fish and Game, said. Marsh said in the same neighborhoods, Fish and Game has had to kill three different brown bears that had been getting into trash over the past two years. The two killed this week had been showing signs of becoming aggressive. Brown bears are much... (o brown bears killed near Eagle River after repeated trash raids)
Monday, April 16. (Photo provided by Chad Winberg) Chad Winberg thought he'd seen the last of a 200-pound water heater that was dumped at his South Anchorage business last week, which — in a case of do-it-yourself justice that has turned Winberg into a local internet hero — he promptly returned to the owner's driveway. But on Wednesday, Winberg got an update on Facebook: Someone had spotted the water heater yet again. This time it was behind a dumpster in Midtown.A water heater that business owner Chad Winberg found dumped on his property later appeared at a different dumpster in Anchorage. Winberg picked it up and, once again, took it to the driveway of the man who dumped it. (Chad Winberg photo) In a brief interview Monday, the owner of the water heater, whom the Anchorage Daily News has not identified because he has not been charged with a crime, admitted he left the huge metal shell at Winberg's business. He then said he took it to the dump. But when Winberg drove to the dumpster off Latouche Street, he found the water heater leaning against a fence. The water heater had easily identifiable spray paint markings made by Winberg the week before. It wasn't clear how long the water heater had been there. Winberg picked it up, spray-painted ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) Anchorage Police say an "aggressive bear" had to be put down in an East Anchorage Neighborhood.Shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon APD sent a Nixle alert saying the bear had been reportedly getting into trash cans near the 5200 block of Chena Avenue. A dispatch supervisor told Channel 2 News the black bear had been charging people trying to get to the trash. APD said no one was injured.Dispatch said they were notified of the black bear at 2:58 Saturday afternoon.Ken Marsh, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said no complaints of problem bears on that street have been reported to biologist.Marsh said it's his understanding a salvage is being organized for the bear. (KTUU.com)
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A garbage truck driver noticed something unusual this morning when the back of his truck, which was carrying a full dumpster, started smoking, and he saw flames.The chief of the Anchorage Fire Department, Denis LeBlanc, said that the call came in at 8:26 a.m. Thursday morning, after the driver had dumped the burning garbage out into the parking lot at 3101 A Street.LeBlanc said the fire was initially called in as a vehicle fire, but by the time units arrived on scene, which was about 8:34 a.m., the burning pile had been situated in an open area."At that point engine 4 pretty much just doused the burning trash until it was out," LeBlanc said.Landon Forth, the active captain at the scene, said that the driver found what he thought was a safe location to dump, after the open dirt lot he initially wanted to go to was closed."When we showed up, it was actively burning, so up to this point all we've done is put water on it," Forth said.LeBlanc said units "knocked the fire... (KTUU.com)