In an effort to find and fix potential problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, about 30 St. Helena Parish teachers, school leaders, parents and community members took part in a simulated school day last week.
An unidentified body was found in Amite and authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide, the St. Helena Sheriff's Office reported.
Students in St. Helena Parish will likely start school early — but virtually — in the 2020-21 school year to iron out any kinks in the local district's online learning model.
DARLINGTON — Hunter Tynes says he's looking for a third donkey to run with the 35 head of cattle on his 100 acres off a lonely stretch of highway in western St. Helena Parish.
The effort to get young children ready for school at an early age is getting a boost in Pointe Coupee and St. Helena parishes with a grant from the Diocese of Baton Rouge to expand enrollment.
BATON ROUGE — Approximately 130 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University students were conferred degrees during the university’s commencement exercises Dec. 14 at the Raising Cane’s River Center Exhibition Hall.
CLINTON — Residents in East Feliciana Parish voiced sharp opposition to a proposed dam that would periodically flood thousands of acres to relieve flooding in heavily populated communities in East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes.
The widow of a man fatally shot by a St. Helena Parish sheriff’s deputy at his Independence home on Monday evening said her husband was armed with an assault rifle when he answered the door, after she pleaded with him to drop his weapon and surrender.
GREENSBURG — St. Helena Parish resident Jeremy Cornette, his wife, Christy, and others showed up Tuesday to ask the Police Jury what they've been doing to let people know about the revival of the Darlington Reservoir project over the past year or so.
The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office reported that the 47-year-old man fatally shot by a deputy late Monday at his home was armed with a gun, but a neighbor who witnessed the encounter said she saw no weapon.
Voters in House District 72 easily reelected state Rep. "Robby" Carter, of Greensburg, on Saturday to a fifth non-consecutive term, defeating first-time candidate Marylee Bellau, of Kentwood.
Mack “Bodi” White won a third term Saturday as senator for Senate District 6, defeating Rufus Craig, Baton Rouge attorney and state chairman of the Libertarian Party, who made a longshot bid for the seat.
St. Helena Parish Sheriff Nathaniel “Nat” Williams Sr. cruised into a fourth term in office Saturday, denying a challenge from former deputy Frank Ricard Sr.
All lanes of Highland Road will be closed nightly at its intersection with Interstate 10 in the southeastern corner of East Baton Rouge Parish beginning Monday night (June 17) as part of a project to widen the interstate to six lanes, state offici…
A 38-year-old Greensburg man was killed Sunday after he crossed into the oncoming lane and struck another vehicle head-on.
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.