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A patrol boat with a search and rescue dog heads out on Lake Piru Reservoir, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Ventura, Calif. Authorities said Thursday that they believe Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Sonar, divers search for 'Glee' star thought to have drowned

Jul. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

Teams are using sonar and robotic devices in what could be a long search for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, who authorities believe drowned in a Southern California lake. “We don’t know if she’s going to be found five minutes from now or five days from now,” Ventura County...

Masking order blocked by state judge in Louisiana city

Jul. 10, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A state judge on Friday blocked a northwest Louisiana city from enforcing a masking requirement recently issued by the mayor in hopes of fighting the spread of the new coronavirus. The restraining order was issued by state District Judge Craig Marcotte in a lawsuit filed by five...

Man dies after falling from boat while fishing in Deep Lake

Jul. 10, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) — A 37-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after he fell from his boat into Deep Lake in Enumclaw, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The Seattle Times reports sheriff deputies responded to the lake near the 36900 block of Veazie Cumberland Road Southeast, after...

FILE - Actress Naya Rivera arrives at Logo's NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on April 13, 2013. Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

'Glee' star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

Jul. 10, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that they believe “Glee” star Naya Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. “Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, a catfish appears on the shoreline in the algae-filled waters at the end of 113th Street in the Point Place section of North Toledo, Ohio. The blob of pea-green algae that covers parts of Lake Erie is expected to be smaller in the summer of 2020 than a year ago. That's according to the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which released its annual forecast Thursday, July 11, 2020.  (Andy Morrison/The Blade via AP, File)

Moderate algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie this summer

Jul. 9, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Lake Erie's annual blob of pea-green algae is expected to be smaller this summer than a year ago following a relatively dry spring, but that doesn't necessarily reflect significant improvement toward reducing the nutrient pollution that causes it, scientists said Thursday. A...

Michigan AG to handle prosecutions from large lake party

Jul. 9, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LAGRANGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The state Attorney General’s Office has agreed to handle the prosecution of any crimes stemming from a large party on a southwestern Michigan lake in which hundreds of people ignored state orders to wear masks or socially distance. The Cass County Prosecutor’s...

Adirondack Diversity Initiative Director Nicole Hylton-Patterson poses for a photo in her Saranac Lake, N..Y., office on Dec. 10, 2019. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Hylton-Patterson is moving out of Saranac Lake, citing racist graffiti on a railroad bridge that made her feel unsafe. She moved to Saranac Lake from the Bronx borough of New York in December 2019, to take the new position of director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, coalition of groups seeking to make the Adirondacks more welcoming and inclusive to all New Yorkers. (Griffin Kelly, Adirondack Daily Enterprise via AP)

Racist graffiti prompts Adirondack diversity head to move

Jul. 8, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The head of a state-sponsored regional diversity program said she’s moving out of an Adirondack village, citing racist graffiti on a railroad bridge that made her feel unsafe. “I know that was meant for me,” Nicky Hylton-Patterson told the Adirondack Daily...

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2015, file photo shows Alpine Lake in the Sawtooth National Forest, south of Stanley, Idaho. U.S. officials have permanently closed four sheep and goat grazing allotments in and near central Idaho wilderness areas, including the Sawtooth National Forest, that are important habitat for wolves, bighorn sheep and other wildlife. (Mark Morical/The Bulletin via AP, File)

U.S. ends sheep grazing in parts of Idaho wilderness areas

Jul. 8, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have permanently closed four sheep and goat grazing allotments in and near central Idaho wilderness areas that are important habitat for wolves, bighorn sheep and other wildlife. The 140 squares miles (360 square kilometers) contained in the allotments are northeast of...

Teenage drowning victim in Kentucky lake identified

Jul. 8, 2020 4:17 AM EDT

RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — A coroner has identified a teenager who drowned in a Kentucky lake. Tyler Grant, 17, of Jamestown, was swimming with friends at Lake Cumberland when he went under the surface near a ramp area on Monday, news outlets reported. His body was recovered about 45 minutes later....

Bear euthanized for raiding Adirondack High Peaks campsites

Jul. 7, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — A black bear has been euthanized after it repeatedly raided backpackers’ campsites in the Adirondack High Peaks seeking food, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The bear destroyed several unoccupied tents seeking food, entered a lean-to occupied...