Regional news from magnoliareporter.com Twitter feeds as of 9:30 p.m. Friday. Check these sources for more information:
Tropical Storm Barry
National Hurricane Center, Barry expected to become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Saturday. … Follow Louisiana highway conditions at www.511la.org . … Nicole Fierro, Video of west end of Dauphin Island flooding. … AP South U.S. Region, Barry threatens a drenching that will test how well New Orleans has improved flood protection since Katrina. … U.S. Coast Guard, Text BARRY to 888-777 for updates on the storm. Follow @nolaready and go online at read.nola.gov . … NOLA.com, More than a dozen Louisiana parishes under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders. … KTVE, Vicksburg National Military Park closed due to weather. … KNOE, Lake D’Arbonne residents prepare for high water that Barry may bring. …
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Conway man accused of setting apartment building fire receives 15 years in prison. … KTAL, Red River Rally Balloon Glow canceled due to winds. … Stephanie Bennett, Anthony Thomas Jr., 24, charged with Little Rock shooting death of Justin Bell, 18. … Multiple sources, More than 60 dogs and cats living under inhumane conditions prompts charges against Stuttgart woman. … Fort Smith Times Record, Body discovered in neighborhood south of Rogers under investigation as suspicious death. … KNOE, Actress Vivica A. Fox attends meeting at Grambling State University about human trafficking.