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  • Police investigate rare deadly shooting in rural community Monday

    January 9, 2017 3:52 PM

    GREENSBURG- A woman was found shot to death near a park in St. Helena Parish Monday morning. The victim was shot and killed on Park Street, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7 a.m. Monday. There are no suspects in the case. The Greensburg Police Department is... more »
  • Cause of house fire that killed 3-year-old in St. Helena under investigation

    December 5, 2016 4:10 PM

    GREENSBURG – State Fire Marshals are investigating a fire that claimed the life of a 3-year-old on Friday . The fire was reported around 2 p.m. on Friday in the 2800 block of Otis and Willie Matthews Road in Greensburg. Upon arriving to the scene, firefighters found the home... more »
  • One dead, one arrested after shooting in Greensburg

    October 17, 2016 11:50 PM

    GREENSBURG- A shooting in St. Helena Parish left one victim dead and one suspect in custody. According to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at a residents on Higginbotham Road around 7:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting. Upon arriving, deputies discovered the victim, Gary Porter, 54.... more »
  • Greensburg's mayor's office open - again

    October 1, 2016 11:16 AM

    GREENSBURG - For the second time in about four months, Greensburg is without a mayor. Mayor-elect Willie Hurst resigned Tuesday. Hurst, a former alderman, was elected in March to serve a four-year term as mayor beginning Dec. 1. Gov. John Bel Edwards later appointed him to the post on an... more »
  • Second Greensburg mayor resigns in five month span

    September 30, 2016 11:48 AM

    GREENSBURG – For the second time in five months, a mayor of Greensburg, La. has resigned. Greensburg Mayor Willie Hurst resigned his position earlier this week. Alderwoman Amanda Ficklin-Mixon will serve as Mayor Pro-Tem and fill in the position until another mayor is appointed or elected. Former Greensburg... more »
  • Greensburg daycare license revoked after 'walking excursion' on highway

    September 23, 2016 1:23 PM

    GREENSBURG - State education officials revoked a license for an early learning center in St. Helena Parish Friday, terminating the center’s public funding. According to the state Department of Education, the termination comes after complaints that employees at Blooming Faces Daycare in Greensburg took children, including infants, on a... more »
  • Greensburg Mayor quits amid WBRZ Investigative Unit report Play Video

    May 19, 2016 10:39 PM

    GREENSBURG- The longtime Mayor in the Town of Greensburg resigned amid a report that aired Thursday on WBRZ-TV. The Investigative Unit uncovered he has been living in a completely different parish than the town he represents. An ordinance on the books in the town mandates, "The Mayor... more »
  • Mayor quits as Nakamoto, WBRZ Investigative Unit report looms

    May 17, 2016 1:32 PM

    GREENSBURG - The mayor of this small town resigned amid a WBRZ Investigative Unit inquiry into where he resides. The story is still being finalized for a television presentation later this week, but Burke Jones wrote in an email Tuesday, he was stepping down. The story is scheduled to... more »
  • Franklinton 19-year-old killed in St. Helena Parish crash

    April 29, 2016 11:47 AM

    GREENSBURG - Troopers say a single-vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish took the life of a Franklinton man just after midnight on Friday. 19-year-old Hunter Michael McGregor was pronounced dead on the scene on LA 38 north of LA 10 by the parish coroner. Investigators say physical evidence... more »
  • St. Helena high school sees second break-in over weekend

    February 8, 2016 2:33 PM

    GREENSBURG - Police are investigating a break-in that happened over the weekend at St. Helena College and Career Academy. It's the second time the new school has been broken into in just two months. Investigators say minor damage to the school’s office doors and door frames in the front... more »
  • Murder suspect arrested after he drove victim's truck to meeting with authorities

    December 3, 2015 7:17 PM

    GREENSBURG - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of another man who had recently been arrested on sex charges. St. Helena Sheriff's deputies arrested Gene Allen Rawls (pictured above) Thursday. Investigators said Rawls showed up at a meeting with investigators in the dead victim's stolen... more »
  • Murder victim recently appeared in court on human trafficking charge Play Video

    December 1, 2015 3:31 PM

    GREENSBURG – A murder victim had recently appeared in court related to a human trafficking charge, the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Tuesday evening. Herbert Graves, Jr., was charged in connection with a case investigated by State Police. It involved a female juvenile from St. Helena Parish, WBRZ reporter Brett... more »
  • Stolen Civil War artifacts set to return to Louisiana Play Video

    July 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    GREENSBURG - More than 150 years ago pure silver Masonic officers' jewels went missing from the St. Helena Lodge No. 96. During the Civil War a Union cavalry regiment from Illinois pillaged the artifacts. Then the items were passed around to family members and ended up at a lodge... more »
  • Shootout, chase ends in St. Helena Parish

    December 26, 2013 6:51 PM

    GREENSBURG -The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office says a man was arrested for shooting at two officers and stealing a patrol car. Deputies say it happened hours after 27-year-old Dennis Morgan allegedly kidnapped a McComb woman in a late-night home invasion. He's accused of shooting at lawmen, carjacking... more »
  • St. Helena proposes academy schools

    December 2, 2013 8:55 AM

    GREENSBURG- St. Helena Parish is aiming to convert its elementary and high schools into academies that would refocus the curricula at both schools. Superintendent Kelli Joseph said St. Helena Central Elementary School and St. Helena Central High School use traditional curricula, which means they teach core classes and electives. At... more »
  • Hit and run court date postponed Play Video

    November 8, 2013 2:17 PM

    GREENSBURG- The Livingston Parish School Board president accused of a hit in run that killed a man in Saint Helena Parish didn't have his day in court as planned. Malcolm Sibley, 66, was supposed to have an arraignment in Saint Helena Parish, but it was postponed because the judge... more »
  • Contractor chosen for St. Helena school project

    October 23, 2013 7:23 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School Board named Ragusa Construction, of Independence, as the contractor for renovations and additions at St. Helena Central High School. The school board held a special meeting Tuesday to award the bid in advance of a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. Ragusa's base... more »
  • St. Helena board seeks to regain control of school

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish School Board is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the board a new trial after the judge rejected the parish's request to offer middle school grades to its students. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady shot down a request in August by the school... more »
  • School board president involved in deadly hit-and-run skips meeting

    June 20, 2013 10:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The school board president, arrested for leaving the scene of a crash where a man died in St. Helena Parish, missed his first public appearance since the incident. Malcolm Sibley was not present for Thursday's meeting where the board approved next year's budget. Sibley is charged... more »
  • State Police investigating if Sibley had passenger Play Video

    June 19, 2013 6:22 PM

    ST. HELENA - Louisiana State Police are investigating if a passenger was riding with Malcolm Sibley when he crashed into a truck early Saturday morning. Cody Iasigi, 21, of Liberty, Miss., later died at a hospital from injuries sustained in the crash. Troopers said he and two others,... more »
  • Woman almost threw away $10,000 lotto ticket

    April 8, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A St. Helena Parish woman said she almost threw away her Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing. Then she dug it back out of the trash to check the numbers, and discovered she'd won big. Joyce Womack, 41, of Greensburg claimed her $10,000 prize at... more »
  • Ethel man killed in single vehicle accident

    January 29, 2013 10:16 AM

    GREENSBURG - State police say a 21-year-old Ethel man died in a single vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish. The accident happened before 8 p.m. Monday and La. Highway 38 west of Greensburg. Troopers say Evan Vides was westbound when his pickup failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway... more »

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