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Condition of Alaska professor improves after bear attack

JUNEAU, Alaska — The condition of a university educator who was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering course to students in southeast Alaska was improving Tuesday.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Northwest

Alaska professor in critical condition after bear attack

JUNEAU, Alaska — A university educator who was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering course to a group of students in southeast Alaska was in critical condition Tuesday.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Northwest

Alaska man mauled by bear on student outing

JUNEAU, Alaska — A man who teaches classes on the outdoors was mauled by a bear Monday during a mountaineering class in the Alaska Panhandle, according to a university spokeswoman.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Northwest

Bear attack redefined how survivor lives his life

YAKIMA — If you ask Andy Stepniewski about himself, you’ll get either a short answer or a change of subject. As one of Yakima County’s foremost naturalists, he is fascinated by the world, its flora and fauna. He does not find himself particularly interesting.

Date: 04/03/2016 | Northwest

Man dies after multiple hornet stings near Cle Elum

CLE ELUM — Officials say a 60-year-old from North Bend man has died after being stung multiple times by hornets.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Seattle parks official warns public of seasonal owl attacks

SEATTLE — City officials say they’re not surprised that an owl recently went on the offensive at Seattle’s Discovery Park.Christopher Li says he was walking through the park on Wednesday evening when he suddenly felt sharp claws on the back of his head.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

State forms panel to review claims for wolf-related losses

OLYMPIA — Washington wildlife officials are forming a new panel to review claims for indirect livestock losses caused by wolves.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Northwest

Owners of pit bulls that attacked woman charged with felony

TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have charged two people with a felony after their two dogs mauled a woman on Puyallup tribal land.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Northwest

Man used phone to call 911 after attack by bear in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 62-year-old man used his cellphone to call 911 after he was mauled by a bear while walking a neighbor’s dog in Alaska woods, authorities said Monday.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

Grizzlies may be killed if tied to fatal Yellowstone attack

BILLINGS, Mont. — Two grizzly bears captured close to where a seasonal employee of Yellowstone National Park was killed could be euthanized if DNA tests determine they attacked the man, authorities said Monday.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Nation & World

Animal control detains pit bulls suspected of Tacoma attack

TACOMA — Two pit bulls suspected of attacking a woman in Tacoma have been detained.The News Tribune reported that Tacoma animal control officers detained the dogs Monday night. The dogs will be quarantined for several days to ensure they don’t present any dangers to public health.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Man attacked by bear at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A man was attacked by a bear at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, suffering minor injuries.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Northwest

Court rejects claim over fatal goring in Olympic National Park

SEATTLE — A federal appeals court panel has rejected Port Angeles resident Susan Chadd’s lawsuit over her husband’s fatal goring by a mountain goat that had been threatening visitors for years in Olympic National Park.

Date: 07/28/2015 | Northwest

Surfer fights off shark during South Africa competition

JOHANNESBURG — Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

2 teens are severely injured in shark attacks in North Carolina

OAK ISLAND, N.C. — Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie “Jaws.”

Date: 06/14/2015 | Nation & World

Yellowstone urges common sense amid bison attacks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison: They're wild animals and can be very dangerous.Rangers distribute the flier to people as they enter...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Nation & World

Lakewood police sued again for now-retired police dog

LAKEWOOD — A 23-year-old Pierce County man is suing the Lakewood Police Department, claiming he was mauled in 2012 by a now-retired police dog.

Date: 05/29/2015 | Northwest

Dogs in Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane in top 30 for biting postal workers

SEATTLE — Concerned about crime in Washington’s largest cities? How about postal worker dog bites?

Date: 05/18/2015 | Northwest

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