There’s a pretty good chance a few black bears will wander down from Minnesota and Wisconsin to visit Northeast Iowa in the coming weeks, according to Vince Evelsizer, furbearer and wetland wildlife research biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It has been an annual occurrence in this region each spring since 2014.

The summer months are right around the corner and many people are planning trips to lakes, ponds and beaches, meaning water safety should be top of mind.

Residents react to a bear that wandered into a Richmond Heights neighborhood and caused a stir as police, firefighters and the Missouri Department of Conservation arrived on the scene, tranquilized the bear in a tree and safely removed it.

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona hosted a socially distance drive-thru version of their classic Cookies and Cocktails at Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, 4300 E. Broadway Blvd., in Tucson, Ariz. on April 7, 2021.