Officials say there is no risk to the public and there are no food safety concerns from an outbreak of avian bird flu among domestic turkeys, which is tied to migratory waterfowl along the Mississippi flyway.
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are forecast Monday for southern Illinois to northern Louisiana. Cities at risk include Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Houston; Indianapolis; New Orleans and St. Louis.
Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be contributing to a dramatic dive in the region's oyster harvest. Prices are up and the harvest is down, ever since the 2010 BP oil spill, but the exact cause remains unclear.