71-Year-Old NH Woman Mauled by Bear: 'He Just Let Me Have It' - NECN
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71-Year-Old NH Woman Mauled by Bear: 'He Just Let Me Have It'



    Woman Attacked by Bear Opens Up 1 Month Later

    The victim of a New Hampshire bear attack is speaking about the terrifying experience.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)

    It's been exactly one month since a 71-year-old New Hampshire woman came face to face with a bear in her kitchen.

    That woman is still in rehab at a facility in Bedford. She spoke with NBC10 Boston between appointments Friday.

    Apryl Rogers always considered herself a strong woman, but her strength was never tested the way it was last month when she woke up in the middle of the night to find a black bear rummaging through the kitchen in her Groton home.

    "I just froze, I didn't know what to do," she said.

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    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Rogers, who uses a wheelchair, says she had no other choice than to sit right where she was.

    "All of a sudden, he just let me have it," she said. "He just grabbed my whole face and pulled it down."

    Hours after the attack, her kitchen looked like a crime scene. There were shattered glass, claw marks and a trail of blood from Rogers making her way to the phone to call 911.

    "I just thank God every day I am here," she said.

    Rogers suffered broken bones in her face and a fractured vertebrae. Her left eye was so badly damaged, she had to have it removed.

    "I'm not going to let it get me down," Rogers said with a laugh.

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    [NATL] Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    A Roseville, California, man is in custody after he turned himself in to police in connection to a quadruple homicide.  The body of one of his victims was in the car he drove to the police station in Mount Shasta, more than 200 miles away from the original Roseville crime scene.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Rogers says she's happy to hear that authorities haven't yet caught the bear, because she doesn't want to see it euthanized.

    "The bear was just being a bear," she said.

    Rogers says she's looking forward to going home.

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