FLOODED ROADS: All US and state highways in Southwest Louisiana open

Sheriff’s Office searching for man accused of fleeing state after running over two dogs

Autopsy results released for teen that died at Tangipahoa Parish Jail

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Normal summer pattern returns as river levels rise

SWLA Arrest Report - July 15, 2019

Public cautioned not to interact with animals displaced by Barry

Continued Coverage

  Remnants of Barry drench parts of SWLA, leaving roads impassable and some in need of rescue

Driving with hazard lights during rain illegal, state police say

Handcuffed man slips, falls face-first on wet concrete

Power restored to BECi customers in Moss Bluff, Gillis area

FLOODED ROADS: US 171 reopens

Makers of Tabasco visit White House for Made in America Product Showcase

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Flooding rains beginning to subside this afternoon but the damage has been done

The good news is that after today, rain chances will be much lower as the muggy summertime pattern returns and allows for temperatures to get hotter, our usual one or two pop-up afternoon storms but nothing more than that!

Calcasieu River, English Bayou closed due to excessive flooding

The Calcasieu River and English Bayou are closed to all recreational boat traffic due to flooding following heavy rains Sunday night and Monday morning, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has announced.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 14, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 14, 2019.

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.

  FLOODED: Parts of SW Louisiana receive nearly 17 inches of rain

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: July 15 flooding in Southwest Louisiana

  LIVE WEATHER BLOG: Oberlin Civic Center opens as shelter

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

Allen Parish Schools closed due to flooding

Cameron Parish summer schools to resume Tuesday, Calcasieu schools resume Monday

Houma PD: Three arrested after breaking into boat during Hurricane Barry

The Houma Police Department arrested three people Saturday afternoon who are accused of breaking into a boat during Hurricane Barry.

  Barry continues to accelerate toward northern Louisiana

Barry makes landfall, now slowly weakening as it slowly moves toward the NW

'Thank god’: Son rescues dad in Myrtle Grove

“Never in a million years did I think it would get like this."

Louisiana Greyhound bus routes affected due to Tropical Storm Barry

Services have been affected until further notice

  Jury votes Kevin Daigle should die

Kevin Daigle’s murder trial continues today in Lake Charles.

  Levees overtopped in areas of Plaquemines Parish

A levee in Myrtle Grove, which is in lower Plaquemines Parish, has been overtopped due to high water caused by Tropical Storm Barry.

All flights out of Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans canceled due to Barry

Due to the impacts of Barry along Louisiana’s coastline, all flight out the Louis Armstrong International Airport have been canceled.

WATCH LIVE: Tracking Barry

The KPLC First Alert Weather Team brings you the latest on Hurricane Barry.

  VIDEO: Residents fight to rescue livestock trapped in floodwater

People in Montegut are fighting to rescue livestock as floodwater from Hurricane Barry rapidly rises in Terrebonne Parish.

  Barry upgraded to a hurricane in the Gulf

Barry nears landfall in Vermilion Parish as of mid-morning Saturday.

  TRACKING BARRY: Sheriff Tony Mancuso gives storm safety tips

Sheriff Tony Mancuso gives storm safety tips as we start to see the effects of Tropical Storm Barry

Power outage affecting over 1,180 Entergy customers in Lake Charles

Around 1,186 Entergy customers are without power in Lake Charles Friday night, according to the Entergy outage map.

  City of Lake Charles monitoring drainage ahead of heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry

As they prepare for the arrival of Barry, Parish officials have been monitoring drainage systems ahead of projected heavy rainfall.

  Judge Clayton Davis denies mistrial motion in Kevin Daigle trial

Judge Clayton Davis denied two defense motions today in the capital murder trial of Kevin Daigle.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

  Cajun Navy Lake Charles mobilizing in preparation for Barry

The Cajun navy works to assist in rescues, along with bringing supplies to hard-hit areas.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Tropical storm warning for Allen, Jeff Davis, Calcasieu, Beauregard, East Cameron and Vernon Parishes

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.

Closings and Cancellations

List of closings and cancellations across Southwest Louisiana due to severe weather.

Iowa man arrested for domestic abuse battery, child endangerment

An Iowa man has been arrested for domestic abuse, Chief Deputy Chris Ivey with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Almost 500,000 people joined a Facebook event to storm Area 51 - and the media are covering it like it’s real

The event on Facebook encourages people to storm Area 51 to learn the truth if there are aliens there because "they can't stop us all."

Singer boil advisory lifted

The boil advisory for the singer area from Jim West Rd. to Ben Elston Rd. has been lifted.

Lake Charles man sentenced to seven years in prison for illegal firearm possession

Lake Charles man sentenced to seven years in prison for illegal firearm possession by a felon

Sulphur man sentenced to three years for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon

A Sulphur man has been sentenced to three years of prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon

Rolling Stones rescheduled for Monday due to Barry

The Rolling Stones: No Filter Tour has been rescheduled to Monday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Your current tickets will be valid for the show.

Change your flight reservations with no fees at these airlines ahead of TS Barry

The waivers will allow those with tickets to change their reservations without fees, as long as they do so by a certain deadline.

SWLA Arrest Report - July 11, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 11, 2019.

  Preparations underway in Cameron Parish ahead of tropical storm Barry

Officials in Cameron Parish are closely monitoring tropical storm Barry. East Cameron Parish remains under a hurricane watch with the entire parish under a tropical storm warning.

  LifeShare urges blood donations before Tropical Storm Barry arrives

With severe weather planning to impact the region, LifeShare Blood Center is asking for blood donors to give blood ahead of the storm.

  Lake Area sandbag locations seeing lots of traffic

As Tropical Storm Barry continues to approach Louisiana, many locals are doing everything they can to prepare for any potential flooding, including stocking up on sandbags.

Grocery store items in stock across SWLA

7News reached out to grocery stores across SWLA to find out what items they have in stock.

Alcohol sales up in Cameron ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

When KPLC called area grocery stores checking on supplies ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, we also asked whether alcohol sales were up.

Three teens arrested in Westlake after armed robbery

Three people have been arrested after an armed robbery in Westlake, Police Chief Chris Wilrye said.

Juvenile arrested after allegedly tampering with vehicles

A juvenile has been arrested after allegedly tampering with vehicles in a parking lot, Sgt. Brenda Desormeaux with the Lake Charles Police Department said.

Louisiana under burn ban ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

State officials have issued a statewide burn ban ahead of Tropical Storm Barry.

Trash pickup will run as scheduled for Calcasieu and Lake Charles residents

All Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Offices will remain open for regular hours through the rest of the week.

Reports: Charming Charlie closing all 261 stores after filing bankruptcy

According to Fortune, Charming Charlie plans to close all 261 stores by Aug. 31 after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

One shot on W. Plaquemines Street in Jennings Wednesday

One person was shot on the west end of West Plaquemines Street in Jennings Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Voluntary evacuation issued for Cameron Parish residents living south of Intracoastal Waterway

All areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway in Cameron Parish are under a voluntary evacuation, according to information from the Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness.

  Kevin Daigle trial moving back to Lake Charles Saturday due to Tropical Storm Barry

Kevin Daigle’s trial continues today with penalty phase

Vehicle fire on I-10 WB at Enterprise Blvd. exit ramp

The I-10 westbound exit ramp at Enterprise Blvd. is now open

SWLA Arrest Report - July 10, 2019

Calcasieu Correctional Center booking report for July 10, 2019.

  Hometown Hero - Allen Landry

A DeQuincy man was a crew chief on C-47 aircraft during WWII.

  ‘Bring your own device’ program allows cell phone use on campus, in classrooms

Cell phones will now be allowed on campus and in classrooms at Sam Houston High School.

  Labor Sec. Acosta refuses to resign, defends handling of Epstein case

Trying to tamp down calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein.

  Weather could cause problems for penalty phase of Kevin Daigle trial

The penalty phase in the trial of Kevin Daigle is now under way to determine if Daigle should face death for murdering State Trooper Steven Vincent

  Governor Edwards holds news conference ahead of potential storm

Edwards said the state is already preparing for the potential flooding, winds and more that can come with a storm system.

  Emergency officials warn of the potential storm possibly heading toward SWLA

"I would say it’s better to be too prepared than not prepared enough."

  Deputies at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office give young adults a reality check

Deputies at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted their first “Reality Check” to help young adults learn valuable life lessons.

Weather could cause problems for penalty phase of Kevin Daigle trial

Weather could cause issues for penalty phase of Kevin Daigle capital murder trial.

Louisiana National Guard preparing for weekend storms

The Louisiana National Guard will station troops and high-water vehicles in vulnerable areas around south Louisiana in anticipation of storms this weekend.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Hurricane watch issued for Cameron & Vermilion

A Hurricane watch has been issued for Cameron and Vermilion Parish

Two men wanted for stealing $1,500 worth in lighters from gas station in Ascension Parish

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating two men who stole lighters valued at $1,500 at a gas station in Ascension Parish.

Better Business Bureau warns of scams during and after disaster

With Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 predicted to make landfall in south Louisiana Saturday morning, now is the time to be aware of scams related to severe weather.

Sandbag locations opened ahead of possible tropical weather

Sandbag locations ahead of possible tropical weather.

Man arrested after drive-by shooting

A man has been arrested following a drive-by shooting investigation

Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency ahead of severe tropical weather

Governor John Bel Edwards will declare a state of emergency for Louisiana ahead of severe tropical weather expected to significantly impact the state

Woman arrested again for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

A woman has been arrested again after new information was given to detectives

Man arrested for allegedly shooting at minors

A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at several people.