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US high court asked to undo Indiana Lake Michigan ruling

Sep. 29, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Three property owners with land along northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a 2018 ruling by Indiana's high court which declared that the shoreline is owned by the state for the public’s enjoyment. In their...

Boy pulled from lake after aunt allegedly pushed him dies

Sep. 26, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old boy who was allegedly pushed into Lake Michigan in Chicago by his aunt last week has died, officials said. Josiah Brown, who had been in grave condition and was not expected to survive since he was pulled from the lake last Monday, was pronounced dead...

Police: Illinois woman shoved nephew, 3, into Lake Michigan

Sep. 21, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman faces felony charges after she allegedly shoved her 3-year-old nephew into Lake Michigan and did nothing to save the boy, who was rescued by firefighters but is not expected to survive, officials said. Victoria Moreno, 34, of Des Plaines,...

Steelworker dies after industrial accident at Indiana mill

Sep. 19, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A steelworker who was injured last week in an industrial accident at a northwest Indiana steel mill has died at a Chicago hospital, officials said. Michael Osika, 44, of Schererville died Saturday after being injured Thursday at the Cleveland-Cliffs...

BP reaches $2.75M deal over Indiana refinery pollution

Sep. 15, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oil titan BP reached a $2.75 million settlement Thursday over air pollution from its largest refinery after environmentalists complained of repeated emissions violations at the Whiting facility in Indiana. The agreement is the second in the past year...

Production resumes at Indiana refinery shutdown after fire

Sep. 12, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Regular production has resumed at a northwest Indiana refinery that was shut down last month following an electrical fire. The crude distillation unit at the BP refinery in Whiting along Lake Michigan has restarted, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported...

Boater reports body 12 miles off Lake Michigan shore

Sep. 05, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

SHOREHAM, Mich. (AP) — Investigators were working to identify the person whose body was pulled from Lake Michigan after being spotted about 12 miles from shore, authorities said Monday. A sailboat captain saw the body Sunday offshore from the Berrien County village of Shoreham and...

Michigan lifting some fuel rules after Indiana refinery fire

Aug. 27, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Saturday lifting some rules on fuel supply transportation in response to an Indiana oil refinery fire that could affect supply and prices in some Midwestern states. Whitmer's order lifts caps and limits...

No lifeguards, no swimming at Indiana Dunes State Park beach

Aug. 19, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — For the second time in three years, a lifeguard shortage has prompted Indiana Dunes State Park to ban swimming beginning Saturday and until further notice. Visitors can wade up to waist-deep in the waters of Lake Michigan but are not permitted to swim or go...

Chicago officials urge lakefront caution after drownings

Aug. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Public safety officials are urging Chicago residents to exercise caution along the city’s lakefront after incidents spanning less than a week saw three people apparently drown and a woman lose her feet in a boating mishap. Police and fire officials pleaded Thursday...