Latest Lakes News

Cyprus lake, mineshaft searched for bodies after 2 found

Apr. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police investigators in Cyprus searched a flooded mineshaft and a lake Monday in their investigation of the killings of two women and the disappearance of the 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims. The bodies of two women were found in the abandoned mineshaft six days apart. The...

Biologist study finds mercury in predator peregrine falcons

Apr. 21, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of Wildlife...

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

Apr. 19, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday. Authorities are also keeping a careful eye on construction plans...

California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

Apr. 17, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, on Tuesday sued a...

Michigan governor open to allowing Great Lakes oil tunnel

Apr. 17, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she's open to allowing construction of an oil transport tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite previously halting work on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor. Whitmer told reporters she wanted...

Boy Scouts remove ton of trash at Land Between the Lakes

Apr. 17, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Boy Scout troops from three states removed about a ton of trash and litter from the shoreline of Land Between the Lakes at a recent event. The scouts from western Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Illinois are from the Four Rivers District and performed the clean up Saturday during...

US Congress approves Colorado River drought plan

Apr. 8, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump. The U.S. House and Senate approved the Colorado River drought contingency plan on Monday. Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and...

DNR moves last group of Kentucky elk to Wisconsin

Apr. 5, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say they're done importing elk from Kentucky. Department of Natural Resources officials say 48 Kentucky elk arrived in Wisconsin on Wednesday morning. They will become part of northern Wisconsin's Clam Lake herd. The DNR has been working since 2014 to...

Game of Thrones takes over Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas

Apr. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter came to Las Vegas. Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort Sunday, as familiar elements from the TV phenomenon "Game of Thrones" were projected on the rising water. The jets danced to a score incorporating the recognizable...

Judge orders closer look at Great Lakes oil spill plans

Apr. 1, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a government agency to take a closer look at pipeline company Enbridge's plans for dealing with potential oil spills in the waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith instructed the Pipeline and Hazardous...