Bear on the Run in Newport 

Police in Newport are asking people to be on the lookout for a bear running around town. It was spotted about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday near the Vic Firth drum factory on High Street.The owner of Endless Herbs and Natural Foods caught a picture of it as it crossed nearby North Street Even though Debi Swift snapped a shot of the bear, police and game wardens weren’t able to find it. Police say it appears to be the same bear that was spotted in town Tuesday night, too. If you see the bear, police say the best thing to do is to call 911 or Newport Police at 368-3263.