DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals has elected Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel, of Spirit Lake, as the court’s chief judge.
Vogel has served on the court since 1996 and is the ninth chief judge since the state legislature established the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1976. She replaces ...
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Corrections Department officials have determined that the Devils Lake jail is in compliance with state standards.
The state agency in September 2017 found that the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center was not complying with about 40 jail standards. That ...
Autopsy: St. Louis ballet dancer found in lake drowned
FLORIDA, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a St. Louis ballet dancer whose body was found in a rural northeast Missouri lake drowned.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
DETROIT (AP) — Officials have lifted a boil-water advisory for downtown Detroit and nearby areas following a weekend water main break .
The affected area included hotels and the Cobo Center, where the annual North American ...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions.
Up to a million dead fish were found floating last week in the Darling River in ...
Trust to protect 900 acres of land along Arkansas lake
BULL SHOALS, Ark. (AP) — The owners of 900 acres of property along a northern Arkansas lake have signed a contract with a local trust to preserve the land, as development in the area increases.
Land owners Gerald and Dwan Garrison have signed a permanent conservation easement with the ...
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The governments of Vermont and Quebec, Canada, are working together to conduct a survey of fishermen beginning this winter.
The survey began last December and will continue through 2020. The Caledonian-Record
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia’s wettest years on record has made for a challenging time for marinas and other businesses on Lake Lanier.
Gainesville, on the lake’s east side, received nearly 70 inches (178 centimeters) of rain in 2018. It was the wettest year for the city since ...
2 Wisconsin counties look to fix 2018 flooding damage
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two neighboring counties in southern Wisconsin are taking steps to address last year’s widespread flooding that drenched streets, damaged homes and caused lakes to spill over.
Dane County has budgeted more than $18 million this year to go toward flood mitigation ...
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Plans have been approved to turn a building central to Saranac Lake’s historic role in caring for tuberculosis patients into a museum.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis began following up on a campaign promise to make the environment a priority by signing an order Thursday seeking to tackle Florida’s problems with blue-green algae in its rivers and red tide off its coast.
DeSantis signed the order in ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The parents of an 11-year-old Wichita girl who drowned at a church party have reached a settlement.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Andy Cramb and Joanna Cramb alleged in the suit that Pathway ...
EAGLE LAKE, Miss. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University lineman was shot while duck hunting in Mississippi and lost his leg, according to his friend, who says the dog did it.
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. (AP) — An annual ice-breaking effort is starting on waterways in and around northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie says Operation Taconite commenced Monday in response to expanded ice growth in commercial ports along ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Facebook Live fish-off involving tourism spokesmen for two top ice-fishing destinations in the Upper Midwest turned into a whopper of a competition.
The friendly daylong contest Thursday involving Tanner Cherney at North Dakota’s Devils Lake and Joe Henry at ...
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MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A storm has swept away a navigational beacon on Lake Michigan in eastern Wisconsin.
High waves took out the South Pier Light Navigational Beacon near the Manitowoc lighthouse early Monday.
Witnesses told police they saw waves hitting the beacon until it ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials are taking donated natural Christmas trees through Jan. 15 to use as fish habitat in lakes.
The agency said in a news release there are 39 drop-off locations in 34 counties. Visit
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — At first glance, the New Year’s Day tradition a group of regional water-skiers has adopted may seem a bit, well, nuts.
But the Kentucky Lake Ski Nuts have proven their annual ritual has staying power: Members have braved occasional below-freezing temperatures and lakes ...
Land by upper Hudson River bought for conservation
MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) — The Open Space Institute has purchased 890 acres of forested land along the upper Hudson River.
The conservation group says the newly protected property is next to Moreau Lake State Park in Saratoga County. The group expects the land will eventually be purchased by the ...
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Deputies rescued a blind woman, her daughter and a service dog trapped in their jeep after it fell into a Florida lake.
Authorities say a frantic Lisa Burns called 911 on Friday, telling the dispatcher she’d accidentally crashed into a lake and that the jeep was ...
CLAYTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is advising users of the Sardis Lake Water Authority in Pushmataha County to boil water before consuming it or to use bottled water.
The agency said Friday the advisory was issued due to high turbidity in the water and ...
GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a man after he became trapped under the ice at a suburban Kansas City apartment complex lake.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist has netted a huge Utah sucker from in Jackson Lake that would have been a state record if he had been using a hook and line.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say a car plunged into a lake, killing a 19-year-old and sending a 15-year-old girl to a hospital with critical injuries.
Miami-Dade police say the four teens were inside the car when it crashed into a lake in Miami Lakes early Tuesday ...
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MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — There once was a vale of peace and beauty in the North Carolina foothills, the story goes, where crops grew tall and neighbors both black and white lived in harmony. Even its name sounded lush: Fonta Flora.
We say there was such a place because, like a red-clay ...
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Racine woman who died after apparently driving a vehicle into Lake Michigan.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office identifies the woman as 40-year-old Valencia Days.
A 911 caller reported early Sunday a vehicle had driven into ...
LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — A little bit of wintertime whimsy is coming to Riviera Beach in Lake Geneva.
Ice Castles, an attraction built completely out of icicles, is getting larger by the day and soon will open.
“Ice Castles was looking for their home in the Midwest, and we believe ...
Dives remove woman’s body from vehicle in Lake Michigan
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Divers in Racine have removed the body of a 30-year-old woman from a vehicle that drove into Lake Michigan.
A 911 caller reported early Sunday a vehicle had driven into the lake on the North Beach area of Racine and was floating. Law enforcement officers were unable to ...
Illinois rejects $8M from Michigan for Asian carp project
DETROIT (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected Michigan’s offer of $8 million to support a project to keep invasive carp from establishing themselves in the Great Lakes, saying the money wouldn’t be useful for at least 10 years.
Rauner said in a letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder ...
Wildlife agents: Old Christmas trees can be good for animals
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina wildlife officials are recommending people use their old, live Christmas trees to help animals.
The state Department of Natural Resources says old trees can be used for erosion control or as cover for small animals like quails and rabbits.
Boating club organizes bayou channel marker partnership
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana boating education club has organized a private-public partnership to put up channel markers along a bayou where water often hides cypress stumps and knees.
Since Contraband Bayou isn’t usable for commercial navigation, the Coast Guard and Army Corps of ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say three snowmobile riders were able to get themselves out of a lake in rural Utah after their two snowmobiles went through thin ice.
KUTV-TV reports the ...
Biologists seek cause of Lake Champlain salmon decline
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Biologists are trying to determine whether a warm, dry fall is responsible for a drop in the number of landlocked Atlantic salmon that swam up a Lake Champlain tributary in Vermont to spawn this fall or if there could be other reasons behind a five-year decline.
Eagle watching event set at northern Indiana reservoir
PERU, Ind. (AP) — State wildlife officials are planning a bald eagle watching event at a northern Indiana reservoir that’s a gathering spot for large numbers of the majestic birds.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says its annual
Arizona, Utah sync licensing rules for Lake Powell fishing
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona and Utah are now in sync on what’s needed to fish on Lake Powell, the Colorado River lake that straddles the border between the two states.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced Friday that residents of Arizona and ...
WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — One swan is a-swimming again, just after Christmas.
A sick baby swan that was rescued from Hitchcock Lake in Wolcott, Connecticut last month has been returned to health and returned to its home.
Crews recover body of 2nd snowmobiler in northern Minnesota
BABBITT, Minn. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of a second missing snowmobiler from a northern Minnesota lake.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says rescue squad members on Wednesday recovered the body of 60-year-old Kenneth Wildenauer of Cloquet from White Iron Lake southeast of ...
Crater Lake, Mount Rainier limited after government shutdown
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Access to Crater Lake and Mount Rainier national parks will be limited due to the government shutdown.
The Statesman Journal
LAKE COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Scores of eagles are back at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The Spokesman-Review reports migrating bald eagles stop every year at the lake from November to ...
Panel OKs $4.7 million for dam and lake in northwest Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A state panel has awarded $4.7 million toward construction of a dam and lake in northwest Omaha.
The money approved last week means the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has nearly 80 percent of the funding needed for the 20-acre lake, according to the
California judge blocks South Lake Tahoe rental home rules
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Monday temporarily blocked the enforcement of new restrictions on short-term vacation home rentals in South Lake Tahoe, after property owners filed a lawsuit saying the rules were unconstitutional and ill-timed at the height of the holiday ...
Oklahoma patrol: 2 fishermen drown after boat takes on water
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two fishermen from Idabel have been recovered from a lake in far southeast Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the bodies were recovered Monday in about 9 feet of water in a private lake about 14 miles east of Idabel in McCurtain ...
Body found in car submerged in lake at park in Georgia
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A body has been found in a car submerged in a lake in Georgia.
Police spokeswoman Officer Marcena Davis says the car was spotted around 11 a.m. Sunday in a lake at Clayton County International Park. News outlets report that the body was later found sitting in the ...
Scientists monitor juvenile sea lampreys on St. Clair River
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The contraptions stretching from behind navigational buoys in the St. Clair River are trap nets placed there to monitor sea lamprey populations.
“They’re fyke nets,” said Kevin Tallon, an assessment biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Sault Ste. Marie, ...
Ohio reports another strong walleye hatch in Lake Erie
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s wildlife agency says the outlook for walleye fishing on Lake Erie is bright.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says its surveys by fish scientists in Lake Erie’s central basin are revealing an “exceptional” walleye hatch this year.
Eric Weimer of ...
Error in Lake Mead plan brings public outrage over boat ramp
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Park Service had to navigate a wave of public outrage when plans to build a new boat ramp at Lake Mead if necessary were accidentally left out of a blueprint to replace an old one that could be forced to close if the lake level drops too low at Meadview, ...
Man dies after large wave sweeps him into Lake Michigan
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man was killed after a large wave swept him and a friend into Lake Michigan.
Indiana Conservation police say the two were walking along a breakwall leading to the Michigan City Lighthouse on Friday evening when a more-than 10-foot high wave ...
Vermont Fish and wildlife officials to survey lake anglers
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says it is beginning an angler survey on Lake Memphremagog this month.
Officials say the survey will extend through November 2020 and will include both American and Canadian anglers. The Caledonian-Record