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A view of the remains of the home that is being demolished in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Drive in Ganges, Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The property owners decided to demolish the house with the collapsing dune growing closer to the edge of the home. The home has been in the Curtis family since the 1930s. (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)

Family destroys Lake Michigan home before nature gets it

Jan. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owners of a home along Lake Michigan decided to demolish it before nature did the job in western Michigan. Relentless waves and high water have scoured the lakeshore, destroying or threatening properties that have been in families for generations. Helen Curtis-Foster and...

Official: Naval base 'gate runner' was just a base worker

Jan. 24, 2020 2:14 PM EST

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (AP) — A man who drove onto a naval station north of Chicago without showing credentials early Friday, leading to a lockdown and a warning for personnel to “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!,” turned out to be an employee who didn't follow directions, officials said. The “gate...

School stocks room with personal essentials, washer, dryer

Jan. 24, 2020 8:27 AM EST

THREE LAKES, Wis. (AP) — A school district in northern Wisconsin has refurbished an old photography dark room into a place where the basic needs of its students are met. Teachers at the Three Lakes School District raised money to furnish the room with a washer and dryer to help students who might not have...

Mountain lion killed was same that injured California boy

Jan. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Tests have confirmed that a mountain lion killed by authorities on Monday is the same animal that injured a 3-year-old boy earlier in the day at a Southern California wilderness park, officials said. The boy suffered a bite wound to the back of his neck and was treated at a...

Enbridge: Broken pipe in Mackinac Straits is 200 feet long

Jan. 22, 2020 7:20 PM EST

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 200-foot-long broken boring pipe remains embedded in the Straits of Mackinac and may not be recoverable by a company that operates a fuel pipeline, officials said. Enbridge Inc. retrieved a broken 45-foot rod in December and told state regulators that a pipe of similar length...

Florida lawmakers advance fight against blue-green algae

Jan. 22, 2020 5:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The scum of blue-green algae was so thick and invasive in Florida two years ago that it suffocated fish by the thousands. Birds dropped dead. And people stayed out of the water. Offshore, a toxic swarm of rust-colored flecks known as red tide killed manatees, dolphins, sea turtles...

In a  Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 photo, an adult bald eagle flies along the shore of Lake Mead during the annual eagle survey conducted by the National Park Service.  (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)(Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Yearly survey tallies 123 eagles in lakes Mead, Mohave area

Jan. 21, 2020 7:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Biologists and volunteers tallied 120 bald eagles and three golden eagles during an annual survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the Colorado River, a National Park Service official said Tuesday. Park spokeswoman Christie Vanover said Tuesday the number was down from January...

3-year-old boy recovering from attack by California cougar

Jan. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a mountain lion in a California wilderness park, authorities said. The boy suffered a bite wound to the back of his neck Monday and was treated at a hospital and then released, authorities said. The boy and five other family...

Search crews find body of missing snowmobiler

Jan. 21, 2020 3:22 PM EST

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — Crews on Tuesday found the body of a missing snowmobiler near where a snowmobile was abandoned along the border between the towns of Swanton and Highgate, Vermont State Police said. The body of Michael Rich, 39, of Swanton, was recovered Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy will be done. Rich...

NH man dies when snowmobile breaks through ice on Maine lake

Jan. 20, 2020 9:07 AM EST

ROCKWOOD, Maine (AP) — A 56-year-old New Hampshire man died when his snowmobile broke through the ice Sunday evening on Moosehead Lake, game wardens said. Steven Allard, of South Hampton, New Hampshire, was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water about an hour and 15 minutes after he crashed through...