The St. Helena Parish Police Jury president wants to cancel the parish’s contract with Amwaste, the local residential waste-pickup utility, if the company can’t fix a slew of problems that became worse when Hurricane Ida swept through the parish o…
From rural Louisiana towns to the State Capitol, officials and residents have often met a budding solar energy boom with concern or outrage.
What began as a birthday bash on a remote clearing in the pinewoods of Tangipahoa Parish last summer took a terrifying turn when a flurry of gunfire shattered the humid Louisiana night.
Two weeks after Hurricane Ida felled countless trees and electrical lines, nearly half of St. Helena Parish still lacked power. And the outages were expected to continue through the end of the month, leaving residents without air conditioning, ref…
An estimated 2,200 Helping Hands volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in Louisiana last week to help Hurricane Ida victims.
Residents needing help with fallen trees, drywall, flooring, appliance removal, tarping roofs and mold mitigation can call (844) 965-1386 for help from Crisis Cleanup.
Rays of evening light shone down between branches of the few pine trees left standing on Porter-Muse farm as William “Whitey” McGuff arched his back and wound up his chainsaw.
AMITE CITY – The Tangipahoa Parish Council has approved new rules for solar plant developments, capping off weeks of debate among farmers fearful about how renewable energy projects will impact agricultural land and property owners eager to cash i…
INDEPENDENCE — Plans to sell a beloved Girl Scout camp in the piney woods of eastern Tangipahoa Parish have ignited worries among environmentalists and former scouts who fear an endangered forest on the property will be razed by a development-hung…
GREENSBURG — St. Helena Parish officials want to spend federal coronavirus aid on a brand-new library they hope will expand literacy resources for youngsters and internet accessibility for residents of all ages.
LIVINGSTON — A federal appeals court is weighing whether the district attorney for a part of the Florida Parishes can be sued for coaxing false testimony out of a 10-year-old witness in a notorious murder trial, two years after a judge said immuni…
GREENSBURG — Plans for a $90 million specialty sawmill that dangled nearly 100 permanent jobs in St. Helena Parish have evaporated after the police jury took issue with the project and one of its developers died of COVID-19.
On Dec. 16, people from Audubon Regional Library delivered three overflowing boxes of cards provided by patrons to its oldest patrons in area care facilities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to take 3½ additional years and spend an extra $6 million to study the proposed Darlington Dry Dam and better assess the risk of catastrophic failure and its impact on minority communities and archaeological sites.
The central part of Baton Rouge can expect some wind and rain, but Category 2 Hurricane Zeta will reserve its most severe impacts on the metro area for suburban and outlying parishes to the south and east, the National Weather Service says.
Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso said Wednesday his parish will seek to reopen bars after his parish had improved coronavirus testing statistics.
St. Helena Parish school officials will soon begin strategically placing Wi-Fi enabled school buses throughout the community to bolster internet capability for rural students.
The St. Helena Sheriff's Department is searching for an attempted second-degree murder suspect they believe could be armed and dangerous.
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.