A black bear appears to be making rounds in New York's suburban Rockland County.

A Vermont man has been charged by the state Fish and Wildlife Department with intentionally feeding bears.
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The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says it's getting more complaints about bear visits.

We expect to see bears in the woods, but now the bears are showing up in the suburbs and the cities. for more on why the number of encounters with bears is up, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with research biologist Brian Underwood,  an adjunct professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and  Forestry in Syracuse, who also does work for the U.S. Geological Survey.