Pa. bear shot with dart, but still wandering

ASPINWALL, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has shot a wandering bear with a tranquilizer dart, but it ran across a busy highway and darted into the woods near a Pittsburgh suburb where it has eluded capture.

Game officials have been searching for the bear since residents reported early Wednesday that is was wandering the streets of Aspinwall. The bear was first spotted at a marina and later walking on a sidewalk in the tiny borough known for its brick, tree-lined streets and small shop-and-restaurant district. Aspinwall is about five miles east of the city, along the north shore of the Allegheny River.

Officials hope to capture the bear and release it in a more suitable area, but it ran across Route 28 after being shot while in a tree, and headed into some nearby woods about 11 a.m.

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Information from: WPXI-TV, http://www.wpxi.com

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