Articles by Janet McConnaughey

Hearing: Which Court Should Hear Louisiana Coastal Lawsuit ?

A legal tug-of-war continues in a Louisiana state levee board’s lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies over the erosion of wetlands. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East wants U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to send the case …

Drought Brings Outbreak of Horse Disease in Louisiana, Arkansas

Agriculture officials in Arkansas and Louisiana have warned veterinarians to watch for signs of a potentially fatal horse disease if there’s another drought this year. The disease is often called pigeon fever because basketball-sized abscesses in the chest and abdomen …

Illinois Church That Gave Hurricane Aid in ’05, Now Gets Tornado Aid

Four pickup-and-trailer loads of goods brought over the weekend to tornado-stricken Harrisburg, Ill., are just a partial return for help after Hurricane Rita in 2005, say residents of Lake Arthur, a town of 2,700 in southwest Louisiana. A tractor-trailer load …

Flood Damage in 2011 May Make 2012 Worse Along Mississippi River

Damage from 2011′s record spring floods could leave many people along the Mississippi River in even more danger this year, the Army Corps of Engineers said. The Corps said it’s assessing the damage to levees, structures and navigation channels, and …

Damage from 2011 Floods Could Make 2012 Worse

Damage from last year’s record spring floods could leave many people along the Mississippi River in even more danger this year, the Army Corps of Engineers said. The Corp said it’s assessing the damage to levees, structures and navigation channels, …

Flood Damage in 2011 May Make 2012 Worse Along Mississippi River

Damage from last year’s record spring floods could leave many people along the Mississippi River in even more danger this year, the Army Corps of Engineers said. The Corps said it’s assessing the damage to levees, structures and navigation channels, …

Louisiana Using Radar to Find Potential Sinkholes

Radar used in the stealth bomber and to find roadside bombs in Afghanistan and Iraq is moving into the sewers of Louisiana. The aim is finding empty spaces where dirt has seeped into sewers and water pipes before they spread …

Settlement Reached in Elly Mae Clampett Barbie Doll Suit

The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the “The Beverly Hillbillies,” toymaker Mattel Inc. and CBS Consumer Products Inc. have settled a lawsuit in which Donna Douglas claimed the companies didn’t get her approval to use her name and …

Louisiana Health Officials Record 71 Spill-Related Medical Complaints

Twenty-nine workers hired for oil spill recovery tasks have complained along with 42 others of diverse ailments including nausea, vomiting and flu-like symptoms since May 2, state health officials reported. Several of those complaining of problems were treated and released …

Corps to Build Permanent Pumps, Dams in Louisiana

The Army Corps of Engineers will begin taking proposals next month for permanent replacements for pumps and floodgates at the three canals where waters poured into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, officials said March 16. An agreement that accommodates proposals …