The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for new ideas and revisiting old ones to improve flood protection and reduce flood risk in the 3,450-square-mile Amite River Basin as part of a reboot of a long-standing feasibility study for the region.
Two of three open houses to gather ideas for a future U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study of the Amite River Basin, its flood risks and possible comprehensive fixes are planned Wednesday evening in Denham Springs and Clinton, agency officials said.
The two Amite men who died Saturday in a double homicide in St. Helena Parish actually shot each other, according to a press release from the St. Helena Sheriff's Office.
On Feb. 22, 2001, Luther Gerald Simmons fired several shotgun blasts into the cab of a truck, taking the life of Herman Newell, the clerk of court in St. Helena Parish.
The 28-year-old inmate who escaped custody in St. Helena Parish and remained on the run for nine days was captured Monday in Mississippi, where he has since been accused of new crimes, authorities said.
Angered at extravagant trips, insurance benefits, plus lucrative per diem pay for board members and executives, Louisiana’s utility regulators Wednesday shutdown two requests to increase monthly electric bills and ordered a sweeping investigation …
CENTRAL — The board overseeing DEMCO agreed Thursday to find a management consulting firm to examine purchasing, construction oversight and other practices after CEO John Vranic resigned this week amid allegations he only recently reimbursed the c…
DEMCO, Louisiana's largest electrical cooperative with 108,000 customers in the Baton Rouge region, is looking for a new top executive for the first time in nearly a decade, board officials said Wednesday.
Efforts to designate a more than 300-mile bike route through south Louisiana are gaining some traction.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the St. Helena Parish School District has achieved unitary status, ending its desegregation case after 66 years.
A Baton Rouge resident was among two people killed in a crash Saturday evening near the St. Helena Parish town of Pine Grove, State Police said.
A 26-year-old Franklinton man is being held in lieu of $1.5 million bond in the shooting death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and the wounding her boyfriend Wednesday in St. Helena Parish, the sheriff's office reported Saturday night.
A body found Sunday in a shallow grave in St. Helena Parish has been identified as that of a woman reported missing last week, the Sheriff's Office said.
A woman's body was found Sunday in the woods behind some residences off Anderson Road in St. Helena Parish, and detectives suspect foul play, according to the Sheriff's Office.
GREENSBURG – More than three dozen children were injured Monday morning when a school bus overturned after being struck by a pickup truck a mile south of Greensburg.
On Saturday, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo hosted its "I Heart My Zoo Day," billed as a "Valentine's extravaganza" that included Safari Amphitheater programs featuring interesting "birds and bees" facts about some of the animals, a chance for kids to co…
A Louisiana State Police trooper was hit by a passing driver while conducting a traffic stop in St. Helena Parish on Friday and is now in the hospital with moderate injuries, according to LSP officials.
The body of a 3-year-old child was found in the burned remains of a mobile home in Greensburg on Friday afternoon, the state Fire Marshal's Office said Monday.
It's the day boys and ghouls wait for all year. Baton Rouge area parishes have announced trick-or-treat hours for Monday, Oct. 31.
Greensburg is without a mayor for the second time in under four months following the resignation late Tuesday of Mayor-elect Willie Hurst.
Daniel Champton didn't buy flood insurance for his home in the Ascension Parish town of Galvez. Based on federal flood maps, he wasn't required to.
GONZALES — Pop music superstar Taylor Swift is helping Ascension Parish schools "shake off" the recent flood damage by cutting a $50,000 check to assist with relief efforts.
The top man overseeing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in south Louisiana said Monday the Comite River Diversion Canal, delayed for more than 30 years over a lack of funding and bureaucratic hurdles, could be built in two years if fully funded.
GREENSBURG — In the shadow of Greensburg’s water tower, atop the hill at the corner of La. 10 and La. 37, the offices of mayor and police chief sit 10 steps apart but divided by a political mile.
After more than eight years awaiting trial and a day and a half of testimony, the first of three men charged in the October 2007 shooting death of Myron Hughes was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday.
Louisiana’s annual report cards for public schools unfairly penalizes small rural school districts, St. Helena Parish School District Superintendent Kelli Joseph said Monday.
The original publication from 1995 reads: “Air Force Airman Brant W. Muse has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Airforce Base in Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and…
Greensburg — José Ortega-Cevallos and his family decided not to name puppies from a recent litter until they could match names with the pups’ personalities.
The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center hosted a Fashion Fights Poverty Workshop and Fashion Show Sept. 12 at St. Helena College & Career Academy.
Do you struggle with self-doubt? Do you often struggle internally with having a clear vision of victory in your life? If so, do not feel alone. All of us have periods in life where we are faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, gargantuan tasks …
As the month of September comes to an end, we begin to prepare for the upcoming holidays and events. There are lots of things going on in October, including Pastor Appreciation Month.
Fall season is here, and leaves and debris have begun to clutter our lawns. The dried leaves can be great for mulch, decorating and fall activities, but they also can be a fire hazard. To raise awareness for fire safety and to commemorate the Grea…
Summer has come to an end and it’s time we face the news. For many, fall brings cool air, trees displaying their brilliant colors, warm apple cider and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet. Head outside to enjoy the cool, invigorating air and th…