Alaska State Troopers report that a Juneau man attempted to shoot a bear that was endangering several children, but he failed to notify authorities that he took the bear or that a wounded bear may still be on the loose in a residential neighborhood.
Roger R. Sheakley, 63, tried to shoot the black bear with a bow and arrow from his residence on Kanat’a Deyi Street in the Mendenhall Valley on or before July 10th, according to Troopers. As the bear was reported to be in his family’s yard, Sheakley’s action were considered to be in defense of life or property. Sheakley was uncertain if he had actually taken the bear, but Troopers say that he did not report that a possibly wounded bear was still in the area.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists later heard about the bear from concerned neighbors. A search by biologists and Troopers turned up bear sign and garbage, but not the bear itself.
- September 1, 2015- After a class action grievance, a regime change, a year of renovations and buying hundreds of $8,000 workstations, state employees are finally moving into their new offices in Douglas.
- September 1, 2015- "It really helps to have good manners because we are waking people up. The interviewers ask folks very intrusive questions about their income levels, about their history, about demographic factors, health," said Mariya Lovishchuk.
- - Alaska's health commissioner spends her summers working on policy issues by day and fishing for salmon for the winter on nights and weekends with her family who belong to the Yup'ik people.
- September 1, 2015- Aside from a lack of routing measures, the Bering Sea’s nautical charts are outdated, presenting serious safety risks to vessels of all kinds.