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Oregon man illegally killed black bear, police say

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NORTH BEND, OR (AP) -

State police arrested a Coos County man accused of illegally killing a black bear and leaving it to waste.

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife division says 42-year-old John Gibson was arrested at work Wednesday evening and taken to the county jail.

The investigation into the July 9 shooting remains active.

Police say the bear weighed about 200 pounds and its remains were dumped on state forest property a few miles from Gibson's house near North Bend.

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