INDIANAPOLIS - State wildlife officials say Indiana's late winter thaw and chilly spring has stymied the growth of aquatic plants that create headaches for boaters by clogging up lakes.
The state Department of Natural Resources says the lingering cool weather has slowed the growth of water plants in northeastern Indiana's lake district.
The DNR says the chill might delay or even reduce the amount of chemical herbicides needed this year to control vegetation in some lakes where the plants are a problem.
The agency says residents at more than 125 northeastern Indiana lakes hire commercial herbicide applicators each year to spray aquatic weeds that are interfering with boating and swimming.
DNR fisheries biologist Jed Pearson says the amount of weed control done each year "has a lot to do with the weather."
Person shot on city's west side
One person was shot on the city's west side Saturday morning.
Rain chances continue today
ACTION DAY – A damp Saturday for many of us means you once again need to take along the umbrella and other rain gear.
SCORES: Indiana High School Basketball Nov. 27
Click to see scores from Friday night's Indiana High School Basketball games.
Star Trek convention kicks off
Science fiction fans of all ages will be attending Starbase Indy this weekend.
Dogs, cats discounted on Black Friday
Black Friday shopping is not all just clothes and toys. Many people took advantage Friday of a deal on dogs.