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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2020 file photo, a bait shop and neighboring building is seen damaged by Hurricane Zeta in Golden Meadow, La.  Hurricane Zeta left much of lower Terrebonne and lower Lafourche parishes in shambles when it made landfall on Oct. 28.  (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)

As lower Lafourche recovers from Zeta, some anglers return

Nov. 21, 2020 12:01 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Hurricane Zeta left much of lower Terrebonne and lower Lafourche parishes in shambles when it made landfall on Oct. 28. Lower Lafourche, including Leeville, was hit especially hard. But Terry Serigny with Terry’s Live Bait in Leeville said things are slowly coming back....

Family sells 2 newspapers in southwest Louisiana to Boone

Nov. 19, 2020 11:53 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — An affiliate of Boone Newspapers is buying two Louisiana newspapers, the American Press in Lake Charles and Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, from the Shearman family. The price and other terms were not disclosed. Carpenter Newsmedia and Boone Newspapers own 74 newspapers in...

Prescott forest restrictions aim to help nesting bald eagles

Nov. 19, 2020 12:05 AM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Part of Lynx Lake will be closed starting next month to provide protection to nesting bald eagles, according to Prescott National Forest officials. They said Wednesday that closure restrictions on the east side of the lake including the John’s Tank Trail will be in place...

Storm-damaged Louisiana churches keep the faith

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Many local churches were damaged as a result of Hurricanes Laura and Delta. However, faith — and in some cases attendance — is holding steady. “The hurricanes haven’t inconvenienced us as much as the pandemic,” said James Harris, pastor of...

This photo shows Fremont Island in 2012. The Great Salt Lake’s third-largest island, Fremont Island, was once the possible destination for thousands of new homes but will now be preserved in its natural state after being sold to an undisclosed nonprofit group. Land Advisors Organization’s Salt Lake City office announced the sale of the privately owned, 4,133-acre island on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, a transaction that had been in the works for about a year, the Deseret News reported. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Great Salt Lake island to be preservation site, not housing

Nov. 14, 2020 12:15 PM EST

HOOPER, Utah (AP) — The Great Salt Lake’s third-largest island, Fremont Island, was once the possible destination for thousands of new homes but will now be preserved in its natural state after being sold to an undisclosed nonprofit group. Land Advisors Organization’s Salt Lake City office...

Indiana's only federal wilderness area faces misuse problems

Nov. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Charles C. Deam Wilderness is close to 13,000 acres just south of Lake Monroe where people can wander outdoors in relative solitude whether they’re boating, hiking or riding a horse — and officials are concerned that it’s being misused by some. With more...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer's office took legal action Friday to force the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline by revoking the easement that allows an underwater section to run through the Straits of Mackinac. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Michigan governor seeks shutdown of Great Lakes oil pipeline

Nov. 13, 2020 6:20 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took legal action Friday to shut down a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. Whitmer's office notified Canadian company Enbridge Inc. that it was revoking an easement granted 67 years ago to extend a roughly...

Michigan governor takes legal action to shut down Enbridge oil pipeline in waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan

Nov. 13, 2020 12:01 PM EST
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan governor takes legal action to shut down Enbridge oil pipeline in waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan.
FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. Trump administration officials on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states in charge of overseeing the predators. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

Nov. 13, 2020 11:52 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators. The U.S. Department of Interior announcement just...

Car plunges into lake, killing couple in Oakland County

Nov. 11, 2020 4:21 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A couple drowned after their car plunged into a lake in Oakland County, police said. The incident occurred Tuesday night at Terry Lake in Pontiac. Divers from the sheriff's office recovered the bodies of Robert Grandberry, 69, and his wife, Cathy Grandberry, 67, about 20 feet from...