Latest Lake Michigan News

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

Jul. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home...

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

Jun. 30, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a conservation group couldn't challenge an agency's decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan. Opponents said the ruling...

DNR: Florida man dies trying to save teen in Lake Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Lifeguards recovered the body of a Florida man Monday after he tried to save the life of a teenager, Indiana conservation officers said. Thomas Kenning, 38, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was at Porter Beach when he saw a female in distress in Lake Michigan,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Supreme Court ruling would make abortion illegal in Michigan. Voters can fix it. In a 6-3 ruling Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that granted American women the...

From 'carp' to 'copi': unpopular fish getting a makeover

Jun. 22, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — You're in the mood for fish and your server suggests a dish of invasive carp. Ugh, you might say. But how about broiled copi, fresh from the Mississippi River? Here's the catch: They're the same thing. Illinois and partner organizations...

Near drownings prompt closing of swimming area at state park

Jun. 22, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The swimming area at Grand Haven State Park in western Michigan has been closed following several near drownings. Park officials shut down swimming Tuesday in Lake Michigan off the beach. Grand Haven's Public Safety Department said in a...

Slingsby steers 'Flying Roo' to 5th straight SailGP victory

Jun. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

Tom Slingsby and his mates have perfected the routine by now. They pose with the Australian flag as their catamaran bobs gently in the swells and then spray each other with Champagne after another victory. Slingsby and Team Australia did it again Sunday on Lake Michigan off the...

Wind blows Canada's way in SailGP Chicago while US struggles

Jun. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

Phil Robertson’s Team Canada bounced back from a capsize earlier in the week to win two of three fleet races Saturday and take the lead in the United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago on Lake Michigan. While the first-year Canadian team surprised the nine-boat fleet, Jimmy...

Spithill, USA look for SailGP win in home waters off Chicago

Jun. 17, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

Sailing on Lake Michigan in front of home crowds on Chicago’s Navy Pier would provide the perfect backdrop for skipper Jimmy Spithill and Team USA to claim their first SailGP regatta victory. The T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix will be SailGP’s Chicago debut as well as the...

Chicago cop pleads not guilty in struggle with Black woman

Jun. 16, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A white former Chicago police officer captured on video struggling with a Black woman who was walking her dog along a Lake Michigan beach pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of official misconduct and aggravated battery. Bruce Dyker was released on his own...