Latest Lakes News

Director of naval museum hopeful for move despite delay

Jun. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricanes Laura and Delta have kept the USS Orleck Naval Museum stuck at its location on North Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles. Efforts to move the former Navy ship to the Jacksonville Naval Museum in Florida have been on hold for...

Las Vegas pushes land swap to balance growth, conservation

Jun. 19, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are preparing for a future both with more...

Vacationing kids cited for dragging Florida gator with noose

Jun. 19, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) — Three California children got in trouble after catching an alligator by its neck and dragging it to shore while vacationing near a Florida lake. Authorities said the children hooked a noose around the gator at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port...

Get outside -- adventure awaits in PA lakes, forests, parks

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Just look at Pennsylvania’s numbers: 2.2 million acres of forestland; 140 state and national parks; home to part of the Appalachian Trail; and 2,500 lakes (including a Great Lake, by the way). And most of it is free. ...

Area of Lake Mohave near Las Vegas closed to due bacteria

Jun. 18, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — High levels of bacteria that could be harmful to people's health have prompted officials to close an area of Lake Mohave near Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Lake Mead National Recreation Area announced...

Body of 14-year-old boy pulled from Creve Coeur Lake

Jun. 18, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — The body of a 14-year-old boy has been pulled from Creve Coeur Lake in suburban St. Louis, authorities there said. A Maryland Heights Fire Protection District search and rescue team found the boy’s body around 8 p.m. Thursday, about an...

Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms

Jun. 17, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. ...

COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri areas popular among tourists

Jun. 16, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way to popular destinations such as Branson and Lake of the Ozarks. ...

Nebraskans hurt when boat explodes at Missouri lake

Jun. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Five people from Nebraska were seriously injured when a boat exploded Tuesday at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the explosion happened near Sunrise Beach. The boat was docked when a mechanical...

Glacier National Park considers radio, cell signal upgrades

Jun. 14, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Public review has begun for a proposal to boost radio and cellphone service in Glacier National Park in Montana, park officials said. The deadline to comment is July 11. The proposal calls for upgrades to communications from the National Park...