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  • 27-year-old dead after motorcycle crash in Henry County

    27-year-old dead after motorcycle crash in Henry County

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:53:20 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    A 27-year-old man is dead after colliding with a truck in Henry County on Sunday afternoon. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the man was riding east on US 6 when he ran into a pickup truck being pulled out of a driveway.

    A 27-year-old man is dead after colliding with a truck in Henry County on Sunday afternoon. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the man was riding east on US 6 when he ran into a pickup truck being pulled out of a driveway.

  • AL mother pleads for drivers to put down distractions while driving

    AL mother pleads for drivers to put down distractions while driving

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-04-18 11:07:42 GMT
    April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)
    April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)

    April is distracted driving awareness month, and a mother from Alabaster hopes her daughter's story will convince you to keep both eyes on the road at all times. 

    April is distracted driving awareness month, and a mother from Alabaster hopes her daughter's story will convince you to keep both eyes on the road at all times. 

  • Loud "boom" heard in Temperance, MI area

    Loud "boom" heard in Temperance, MI area

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:50:04 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Residents of Temperance, MI heard a loud boom just after 8 p.m. that shook windows throughout the community. 

    Residents of Temperance, MI heard a loud boom just after 8 p.m. that shook windows throughout the community. 

By JOHN FLESHER
AP Environmental Writer

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's willing to consider placing barriers in Chicago-area waterways to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Meeting Saturday with fellow governors from Great Lakes states, Quinn said separating the lakes from the Mississippi River watershed is the "ultimate solution" to prevent migration of Asian carp and other invasive species between the two systems.

The Democratic governor's statement on Michigan's Mackinac Island represents a potential breakthrough in a longstanding dispute between Great Lakes states. Illinois and Indiana have resisted re-engineering Chicago's network of rivers and canals, saying it would disrupt commerce and cause flooding.

Michigan and four other states unsuccessfully sued Chicago over the issue. Scientists say if Asian carp reach the lakes, they could threaten native species and the region's fishing industry.

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