- Autopsy this week on firefighter killed in Calif. blaze Updated: Aug-02-15 6:59 pm
LOWER LAKE, California - The U.S. Forest Service says an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a firefighter found dead during the initial attack against a fire in the Modoc National Forest will be conducted this week.
- Divers resume search in lake for Detroit-area fire chief Updated: Aug-02-15 6:26 pm
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Oakland County divers have joined the search for a suburban Detroit fire chief who disappeared after jumping off a boat in Lake St. Clair to retrieve a hat.
- State to close Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing Monday Updated: Aug-02-15 5:10 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday it will close Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing Monday night, a first for the state's marquee walleye lake.
- Rare piebald blacktail deer fawns spotted in Clallam County Updated: Aug-02-15 12:04 pm
PORT ANGELES, Washington - Unusual piebald blacktail deer are appearing in Clallam County, with as many as four brightly marked fawns spotted this year.
- New smoking policy at city parks coming to Devils Lake Updated: Aug-02-15 10:26 am
DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota - Devils Lake will have a new smoking policy at city parks in a few weeks.
- Vermont systems monitor Lake Champlain water for algae Updated: Aug-01-15 11:23 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The 22 water systems in Vermont that draw from Lake Champlain are participating in a program to regularly monitor for a potentially toxic blue-green algae that shut down service to 400,000 customers in Ohio last summer.
- Mille Lacs Band says it will suspend walleye net fishing Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota Indian tribe said Friday it would halt netting of walleye on Lake Mille Lacs for a year amid an effort to reduce the strain on one of the state's premier fisheries, an announcement made as Gov. Mark Dayton traveled to the resort area to discuss rescue plans.
- Pipeline companies won't move line from Arkansas watershed Updated: Jul-31-15 7:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water.
- Buckeye Lake plan gets OK from US Army Corps of Engineers Updated: Jul-31-15 1:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's effort to replace the deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake has won key approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- Steam-propelled rocket jump planned over Lake Billy Chinook Updated: Jul-31-15 12:56 pm
BEND, Oregon - Oregon officials are considering a southern California man's plan to jump Lake Billy Chinook on a steam-propelled rocket.
- Lawmaker seeks review of central Indiana reservoir proposal Updated: Jul-31-15 10:52 am
ANDERSON, Indiana - The proposed construction of a $450 million reservoir on the White River in central Indiana should be reviewed by a state legislative committee, according to a lawmaker opposed to the project.
- Cops: Woman drowns while trying to rescue daughter, 2nd girl Updated: Jul-31-15 10:49 am
EVANS, New York - Authorities in western New York say a 51-year-old woman drowned while trying to rescue her 11-year-old daughter and another girl from the rough waters of Lake Erie.
- Rescuers recover body of teen from Lake Minnawanna Updated: Jul-31-15 5:52 am
METAMORA, Michigan - Rescuers have recovered the body of a 17-year-old Flint boy from a lake in Michigan.
- Street named for retiring DeSoto school superintendent Updated: Jul-31-15 4:34 am
HORN LAKE, Mississippi - Horn Lake officials have renamed a street running in front of a new vocational technical center for retiring DeSoto County Schools Superintendent Milton Kuykendall.
- Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in NY Updated: Jul-31-15 3:12 am
LAKE GEORGE, New York - An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.
- Wind Lake drowning victim found Updated: Jul-30-15 8:23 pm
WIND LAKE, Wisconsin - Searchers have found the body of a 77-year-old man in a western Racine County lake.
- Wildlife activist concern over oil on Uganda-Congo border Updated: Jul-30-15 7:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Activists are urging Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo.
- Oklahoma and EPA to study state's rivers, lakes and streams Updated: Jul-30-15 3:13 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The condition of Oklahoma's wetlands is being analyzed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment as part of a national initiative.
- Woman drowns in Lake Chelan; body recovered at marina Updated: Jul-29-15 7:10 pm
MANSON, Washington - The Chelan County sheriff's office says the body of a 50-year-old woman has been recovered from Lake Chelan at Manson Bay Marina.
- Dayton starts special session legwork for Mille Lacs Lake Updated: Jul-29-15 5:44 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton started laying the groundwork Wednesday to call a potential special session to provide emergency relief to a Mille Lacs Lake area bracing for an abrupt end to its walleye fishing season - perhaps as soon as the end of next week, Dayton said.
- Correction: Lake Erie Algae story Updated: Jul-29-15 9:38 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys, not Lake Erie.
- Great Lakes Commission gets $3.4M for Little Rapids project Updated: Jul-29-15 6:13 am
SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan - The Great Lakes Commission is getting more than $3.4 million for a regional partnership focusing on habitat restoration in Sault Ste. Marie.
- Authorities: Man drowns in Lake Erie in northeast Ohio Updated: Jul-29-15 4:58 am
EUCLID, Ohio - Authorities say a struggling swimmer drowned after he went underwater and didn't resurface in Lake Erie in northeast Ohio.
- Atterbury provides prime spot for hunters, anglers Updated: Jul-29-15 4:10 am
FRANKLIN, Indiana - Rural and wooded, dotted with small lakes and a crossroads for rivers and streams, Johnson County is an inviting playground for sportsmen.
- Girl, 8, drowns while camping at Lake Cle Elum; body found Updated: Jul-29-15 12:26 am
CLE ELUM, Washington - The Kittitas County sheriff's office says divers have recovered the body of an 8-year-old Yakima girl who drowned in Lake Cle Elum.