Latest Lakes News

Two men from India drown at Lake of the Ozarks

Nov. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EST

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victims who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks as two men from India. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Sunday that the victims were 24-year-old Uthej Kunta and 25-year-old Shiva Kelligari. Troopers were called...

Surf park concept is making waves but hinges on one thing

Nov. 24, 2022 03:12 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — People keep asking Tony Miller exactly when he’ll open his Tampa Bay surf park project. He doesn’t have an answer yet. Peak Surf Park, a first-of-its-kind attraction for a region with a lack of surfable waves, was announced earlier this year...

Lawsuit looms over tiny rare fish in drought-stricken West

Nov. 23, 2022 22:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists have notified U.S. wildlife officials that they will sue over delinquent decisions related to protections for two rare fish species that are threatened by groundwater pumping in the drought-stricken West. The Center for Biological Diversity sent a...

Land Between the Lakes offers free Christmas trees

Nov. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering permits for free cedar Christmas trees. Permits, along with maps and cutting guidelines, are available beginning Friday and must be obtained online. A permit allows each family to cut one tree...

Veteran: WWII tugboat could be brought to Lake Beresford

Nov. 20, 2022 03:11 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Several area Veterans Day events were canceled Friday because of Tropical Storm Nicole, but veterans and their history were not forgotten at the DeLand Memorial Museum. In the museum, Dan Friend, president of the DeLand Historic Trust, said he’s still on track...

Masters concedes Senate race, Hobbs celebrates governor win

Nov. 15, 2022 17:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Blake Masters called Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly Tuesday to concede in the Arizona Senate race, joining other vanquished Republicans around the country who cast doubt on the 2020 election but still acknowledged their own defeat. Kari Lake, the Republican...

As climate warms, a China planner advocates "sponge cities"

Nov. 15, 2022 12:49 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — To cushion the impact of extreme weather due to climate change, a Chinese landscape architect has been making the case for China and other countries to create so-called “sponge cities.” Yu Kongjian, who spoke to The Associated Press in Beijing, uses sweeping...

Republican Kari Lake narrows gap in Arizona governor race

Nov. 13, 2022 21:20 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The nation's last undecided race for governor got even closer Sunday as Democrat Katie Hobbs' lead shrank against Republican Kari Lake in the race to lead Arizona, but it was too early to call. Hobbs led by 26,000 votes, a 1 point margin, down about 10,000 votes...

Democrat Katie Hobbs keeps lead in race for Arizona governor

Nov. 12, 2022 21:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The release of ballots on Saturday from Arizona's largest county netted Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake a few thousand votes, but she's still trailing Democrat Katie Hobbs by tens of thousands of ballots. Hobbs led Lake by 1.6 percentage points after the...

Police: No powder found in envelopes in candidate's office

Nov. 12, 2022 13:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An envelope that had been reported by the campaign of the Republican candidate for Arizona governor as containing a white powder was thrown away before it could be analyzed, and no powder was found in two other letters the campaign turned over to authorities, officials said. ...