Lake Michigan drownings

PORTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a young Indiana woman has died while swimming at a lake in southwestern Michigan.

Cass County sheriff's deputies responded Tuesday evening to Long Lake in Porter Township, where seven people from Indiana had been wakeboarding. The sheriff's office says they stopped to take a break, and 19-year-old Janelle Miller of Shipshewana went for a swim and vanished.

People on the boat called 911 and tried unsuccessfully to find her. The Cass County Marine Division and the Van Buren County Dive Team found her body late Tuesday.

USA Today

Today:   We talk with Dave Benjamin of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project about the alarming number of drownings in Lake Michigan this year -- although he says it's been worse in the past.  He talks about a recent rescue effort that he personally joined in, at Washington Park beach in Michigan City, and offers tips to swmmers when they step into Lake Michigan.  Jena Bellezza with the Indiana Parenting Institute tells about an August 17th conference to be held in the I.U.

Legal Sports Betting website

Today:   Ed Feigenbaum, the creator and editor of "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter published by Hannah News Service, talks about the latest gaming news in the Hoosier State, which happens to involve news from the Illinois legislature that could bring a casino license to the Chicago area.  That could have a big effect on northwest Indiana's casinos.  Indiana Public Broadcasting's Jeanne Lindsay has a report on the unpredictable structure of public school funding that is leading school districts to ask their patrons for tax hikes.  She begins her report in the Lake Forest School Corp.