Monthly Archives: May 2013

18 Wheeler Driver Died When Forced Off the Road

On the morning of Tuesday, May 28, two 18-wheelers were involved in an accident on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, Texas. According to local media outlet CBS DFW, the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. when one tractor-trailer was reportedly forced off the highway by another while traveling southbound near Heritage Trace Parkway.

Campaign Aims to Reduce 18-wheeler Accidents in Texas

Apollo Towing Service, a company from Corpus Christi, told South Texas news network KIII-TV Channel 3 that the number of calls it has received regarding heavy equipment vehicle collisions has jumped a whopping 300 percent in the past two and a half years.

Many Tornadoes In OK, KS and IA

On Sunday, May 19, a series of tornadoes struck parts of Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas. So far, states CBS News, one confirmed death and 21 injuries have been reported in Oklahoma, which appears to have been hit the hardest.

Texas Files Lawsuit Against BP Over Oil Spill

On Friday, May 17, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont against London-based oil company BP and the other businesses involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, referring to it as the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States.

BP Oil Spill Claims Could Exceed 200,000

Patrick Juneau, the 75-year-old lawyer in charge of overseeing London-based oil and gas giant BP’s settlement with the businesses and individuals affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill, stated recently that he wouldn’t be surprised if the number of claims reaches upwards of 200,000.

Bill Brings Relief to Tornado-Damaged Schools

A tornado that tore through Alabama on Christmas Day left Murphy High School in Mobile with significant damage, and since then lawmakers have been trying to pass legislation that would bring financial relief to the school.

Dispersant Used in Gulf Cleanup Causes Health Problems

On April 19, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) released a report that examines the potential health issues that individuals who assisted with the BP oil spill cleanup efforts have experienced, which suggests that there will likely be additional legal action taken against BP.