Regional news from magnoliareporter.com Twitter feeds as of 12:50 p.m. Saturday. Check these sources for more information:
Tropical Storm Barry
Multiple sources, Tropical Storm Barry was officially a hurricane for three hours, now moving onshore Louisiana. … NWS, Barry will produce life-threatening storm surges in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi. … Louisiana State Police, Southeastern Louisiana experiences more power outages. … MS Homeland Security, USAR Task Force Two (Central Mississippi) stages boats and other equipment at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg. … Associated Press, Barry’s heavy rainfall could fall in South Louisiana for days. … CNN, One of two levees in Plaquemines Parish has been overtopped – was not reinforced following Hurricane Katrina. … National Guardsmen, More than 2,260 Louisiana National Guard soliders and airmen activated for hurricane response. … KTHV, Sorority donates 17,000 meals after Barry leads to convention cancellation.
KTHV, Three people injured in Saturday morning airplane crash in Van Buren County. … Houston Chronicle, Small airplane crashes into Katy, TX, community center parking lot Saturday morning, killing pilot. … El Dorado News-Times, South Arkansas Arts Center less than week away from production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” … Multiple sources, Arkansas National Guard Black Hawk helicopter makes precautionary landing Friday in Troup, TX field due to transmission problem. … Shreveport Times, Shawn Heard, 39, believed to be homeless, found at bottom of pool Friday at Moonrider Inn. … KTHV, Three people injured in Saturday morning airplane crash in Van Buren County. … KAIT, Construction about to start on new gym, baseball and softball complex at Walnut Ridge High School.