A rising Lake Erie closes streets, ferry, leaves debris

U.S. 05/14/19, 09:28

Floodwaters spilling over western Lake Erie's shoreline have swamped streets, shut down ferries and left behind dangerous debris during the past month. Now residents are bracing for more problems. All the Great Lakes have been rising for several years and now are seeing an increase from winter's melting snow and recent ...

Update: Damage reported in Alabama amid tornado warnings

U.S. 05/09/19, 14:14

The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local):1:35 p.m.Storms are dumping heavy rains and leaving a path of damage in the Deep South.The Pearl Presbyterian Church's sign is reflected in floodwaters in Pearl, Miss., on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)The ...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK’d for dinner

Enviroment 03/19/19, 08:20

Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward ...

Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

U.S. 03/09/19, 18:44

A sheet of ice holding fishermen on Lake Erie broke loose in windy weather Saturday morning, sending many of them scrambling to safety but leaving nearly four dozen stranded on the floe for three hours more than a mile offshore until emergency crews could rescue them.About 100 of 146 fishermen ...

High winds cut power, inundate Lake Erie shoreline with ice

New York 02/25/19, 17:08

High winds howled through much of the eastern U.S. for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mounds of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. Wind gusts of hurricane force — 74 mph (119 kph) — or higher ...

Update: Northeast’s highest peak records 144 mph gust

U.S. 02/25/19, 12:48

The Latest on a windstorm affecting the Northeast (all times local):12:45 p.m.A wind gust of 144 mph (231 kph) has been recorded on the highest peak in the Northeast.The gust at New Hampshire's Mount Washington was clocked during a windstorm that is raking the country from Michigan to New England ...

Man convicted of killing wife on Lake Erie sentenced to life

U.S. 12/11/18, 15:36

A Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally shooting his wife, tying her body to an anchor and tossing it into Lake Erie, then trying to cover up the crime by claiming she had apparently fallen overboard, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.A judge Tuesday imposed the mandatory ...

Mystery solved? Shipwreck may be oldest found in Lake Erie

U.S. 10/04/18, 18:23

Shipwreck hunters who spent eight days this summer unearthing and examining the remains of a schooner in Lake Erie in Ohio think it's most likely a sailing ship that sank nearly two centuries ago.That would make the wreckage the oldest ever found in the shallowest of the Great Lakes.But there's ...

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