Latest Lake Michigan News

Minnesota crew locates long-sought Lake Michigan shipwreck

Sep. 12, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the crew muscled yet another railroad car off the stern of the ship and into the murky depths of Lake Michigan, Capt. Peter Kilty of the Pere Marquette 18 may have breathed a sigh of relief. It had been a tumultuous few hours out in the middle of the lake early on the morning of...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a video circulating online incorrectly depicting Trump lost and meandering around the White House lawn. The original Aug. 7, 2019 video clip, available on C-SPAN, was edited to make it appear the president is experiencing dementia symptoms ahead of the election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 11, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: A total of 19,888 fake driver’s licenses that were made in China...

FILE - This June 2020, file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge said Wednesday, Sept. 9, it will fully resume operation of the Michigan Great Lakes oil pipeline after a partial shutdown this summer because of damage to a support structure. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP, File)

Judge OKs oil flow through second Great Lakes pipeline

Sep. 9, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge said Wednesday it will fully resume operation of a Michigan Great Lakes oil pipeline after a partial shutdown this summer because of damage to a support structure. Circuit Judge James Jamo signed an order allowing the Canadian company to restore the flow through one of...

Indiana 16-year-old dies while swimming in Lake Michigan

Sep. 8, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — The body of a 16-year-old girl has been recovered from the Indiana waters of Lake Michigan after she was reported missing while swimming with family, authorities said. The New Haven, Indiana, girl's body was recovered was recovered near the Michigan City lighthouse pier by...

Chicago officials install public art at 2 more train stops

Sep. 6, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago transportation officials have added public art pieces paying tribute to the city’s history at two Chicago Transit Authority train stops. One is a series of glass panels called “Windy City Odyssey” at the Montrose Blue Line station. The work by Chicago artist...

63-month prison sentence for man in car ferry embezzlement

Sep. 4, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A man who handled finances at a Lake Michigan ferry company has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for a scheme to steal money from the business. Piper was the controller at Lake Michigan Carferry, which operates the S.S. Badger between Ludington and Manitowoc,...

This booking photo provided by the  Winnetka Police Department, shows Irene Donoshaytis, 65, who was charged with felony hate crime Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, after she aggressively confronted Otis Campbell and two other Black people who were bicycle riding near a pier in Winnetka, Ill., last month, Deputy Police Chief Brian O’Connell said. (Winnetka Police Department/Chicago Tribune via AP)

White woman charged with hate crime over confrontation

Sep. 3, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — A white woman faces a felony hate crime charge after police said she initiated a racist confrontation with a group of Black men at a beach in suburban Chicago, telling them they weren't allowed there and that one of them would kill her because he's Black. Irene Donoshaytis, 65, of...

Michigan House OKs spending on jobless benefits, flood costs

Sep. 1, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday began approving a budget bill that would authorize the federal government's supplemental $300-a-week unemployment benefit during the coronavirus pandemic and provide $6 million in state funding for costs related to devastating flooding in the Midland...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 31, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: We deserve COVID-19 transparency from schools Akron Beacon Journal Aug. 29 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said it well during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Mistakes that I have made throughout my career have generally been...

Mom pleads guilty to neglect in son's drowning at beach

Aug. 27, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Michigan pleaded guilty Thursday to child neglect. Iain Rowe drowned at Holland State Park on June 6, a day of high waves and warnings. Miranda Rowe, 33, of Spring Lake Township pleaded guilty in Holland District Court. “Our...