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ID, cause of death provided for missing NW Indiana girl

May. 16, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities identified and provided the cause of death Monday for a 3-year-old girl who was found dead after being reported missing. LaPorte County Coroner Lynn Swanson identified the girl as Amy Ivey and said her cause of death was asphyxiation secondary to...

Police: 2 Indiana brothers drown off Lake Michigan beach

May. 16, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

SAWYER, Mich. (AP) — Two of four Indiana teenagers pulled from the waters off a Lake Michigan beach in southwestern Michigan have died. Baroda-Lake Township Police Lt. Wesley Koza said Monday that the two drowning victims were brothers from South Bend, WSBT-TV reported. ...

Body found in Lake Michigan IDed as missing college student

May. 13, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A body found along Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline in early May has been identified as that of a college student who vanished last month around the time her boyfriend also went missing. The body recovered May 2 by the Chicago Fire Department was identified as that...

Missing girl, 3, dies after being found in NW Indiana lake

May. 13, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Ind. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl who went missing in a northwest Indiana community died after she was found hours later along a small lake's shoreline, police said. The girl, who had autism and was nonverbal, died Thursday despite an hourslong effort to revive her, said...

Chicago-area man gets 62 years in mom's death, dismemberment

May. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 62½ years in prison Monday for the 2017 slaying and dismemberment of his mother whose partial remains were found in a lagoon. Brian Peck, 60, was convicted in February of first-degree murder, dismembering a human body and...

Body of Indianapolis man recovered from Lake Michigan

Apr. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

OGDEN DUNES, Ind. (AP) — The body of an Indianapolis man who fell into Lake Michigan while walking on unstable shelf ice was recovered Thursday, Indiana conservation officers said. The body of Bryce Dunfee, 22, was found Thursday morning and recovered at West Beach in Indiana Dunes...

Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

Apr. 20, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

Michigan's Democratic governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she's asking the federal government to pay for it. But the owner of the Palisades Power Plant says it's too late — the plant will be shut down in May as scheduled. The Biden...

Energy shift creates opening for 'world's largest batteries'

Apr. 19, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Sprawled like a gigantic swimming pool atop a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan is an asphalt-and-clay pond holding enough water to produce electricity for 1.6 million households. It's part of the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant, which uses simple technology:...

3 bodies recovered from Chicago waterways over 2 days

Apr. 17, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities said they were investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in Chicago's waterways this weekend. Chicago police say they had not determined that the deaths of a man whose body was recovered from Lake Michigan and two women whose bodies...

Coast Guard cutter arrives at new home port in Minnesota

Mar. 31, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spar has arrived at its new home port in Minnesota after undergoing a year of maintenance. The arrival Wednesday in Duluth comes as members of Congress are pushing for another heavy icebreaker on the Great Lakes. Spar, built in...