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  • St. Helena parish boil advisory is over

    November 14, 2015 12:18 PM

    ST. HELENA - A boil advisory has been lifted for customers located on State Highway 441 in St. Helena parish. Officials said those in the parish off of 441 north of 38 experienced low water pressure due to a water main break on State Highway 441. Parish officials said Louisiana... more »
  • LSU AgCenter gets $1.25M for project to improve rural health

    October 2, 2015 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU AgCenter and three partners have a two-year, $1.25 million federal grant for research and outreach to reduce obesity and chronic diseases in three rural Louisiana parishes: Madison, St. Helena and Tensas. AgCenter dietitian Denise Holston-West says those parishes have some of Louisiana's highest rates of poverty... more »
  • Husband pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    September 23, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of hiring three hitmen to kill his wife was in court on Wednesday. Hamid Ghassemi, the owner of a car lot on Airline Highway, pleaded not guilty to first degree murder. Authorities believe Ghassemi paid three men $10,000 to kidnap his ex-wife, burn her car,... more »
  • Deputies announce arrest in weekend murder

    August 25, 2015 9:21 PM

    GREENSBURG - Sheriff's deputies announced the arrest of a man connected to a murder Sunday. Tuesday night, the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said it arrested Ryan O'Neal Bradford in the death of Corey Muse. Bradford is charged with first-degree murder. Deputies said the arrest happened without incident but... more »
  • Deputy who foiled kidnapping: 'We just do what we are supposed to do' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 10:26 PM

    GREENSBURG - In an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2 Thursday, a deputy recounted the moments of last weekend when he foiled a kidnapping involving a mother and her two-year-old child. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies released details of the incident, which began in Watson and wound through Tangipahoa and... more »
  • New library in the works for St. Helena Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2015 5:07 PM

    ST. HELENA - A new library is in the works for St. Helena Parish. After complaints the current library was too small to serve the entire parish, officials went to the state to ask for funds. "Through capital outlay and appropriations, they gave us enough funds to start... more »
  • Tornado damage confirmed in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 7:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that storm damage overnight in Livingston Pairsh was caused by a tornado. A survey team confirmed damage found north of Livingston indicated an EF 1 tornado. This means winds gusted in the range of 85-110mph. The storms were caused by... more »
  • Police: Man ejected from car in fatal crash

    October 4, 2014 11:07 AM

    ST. HELENA - State police say a man from Zachary is dead after he crashed his car into a utility pole and was ejected Saturday morning. The single vehicle crash happened on La. hwy 37 near La. hwy 449 in St. Helena Parish. Police say Cody Damico, 29,... more »
  • Stolen Civil War artifacts set to return to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Smart911 goes live

    July 3, 2014 11:14 PM

    AMITE- Beginning Monday, when people dial 911 for help in St. Helena or Tangipahoa Parishes, they could be answered by a smarter emergency dispatching system. Tangipahoa 911 Director Dennis Darouse and his team unveiled the system this week, which allows people to provide information about their family and save... more »
  • Alcohol suspected in St. Helena fatal crash

    February 6, 2014 11:37 AM

    DARLINGTON - Alcohol is suspected in a two vehicle crash that killed a 47 year old man in St. Helena Parish Wednesday afternoon. State Police believe Thomas Harrison of Paulding, Mississippi was impaired when his pickup crossed the centerline of La. Highway 10 and slammed into an 18-wheeler. Harrison... more »
  • Audit questions spending, tax collections of sheriff

    January 13, 2014 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Auditors, looking over the sheriff's accounting books here for the Legislative Auditor, suggest the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office keeps messy books and may have broken the law concerning how it purchased telephone equipment recently. "The Sheriff violated the public bid law for the purchase of a $19,963... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Residents tackle road issues check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2013 6:03 PM

    GREENSBURG - People in St.Helena Parish are at their wits' end when it comes to bad roads in the parish. Shiloh Baptist Church Road is number three on the parish's road priority list, and is filled with potholes. The parish has set aside money to fix the road but... more »
  • Parish leaders: women don't have to put their clothes on

    September 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Strip clubs currently operating in St. Helena Parish can continue to employee nearly naked women, and won't have to follow new rules set by parish leaders recently. The police jury set new laws for clubs that open in the parish, but won't require clubs already open to follow... 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 »
  • Judge denies St. Helena school board request

    August 6, 2013 8:10 AM

    GREENSBURG - A federal judge denied a request by the St. Helena Parish School Board to let the parish offer middle school grades to its students. Judge James J. Brady effectively upheld his May 2010 order that gave control over the poorly performing St. Helena Central Middle School to the... more »
  • St. Helena school district adopts disaster plan

    July 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a disaster operations plan for the parish's school district in case of any future major emergencies or disasters. The six-page document outlines a plan that can be used for inclement weather, fires, hazardous materials incidents, terrorist threats and "other potential... more »
  • Improvements coming to St. Helena Parish schools check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:23 PM

    GREENSBURG - The ailing school district in Saint Helena Parish is getting a fresh start thanks to a property tax passed in November. The school district is renovating the high school and elementary buildings after years of neglect. It's the first renovation of the schools since they were built... more »
  • St. Helena considers rules for sex businesses

    June 2, 2013 11:22 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury is considering two proposed ordinances designed to curtail activities of strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses. The Advocate reports the proposals were drafted by Tennessee lawyer Scott Bergthold and will be discussed at a public hearing in June. Under the... more »
  • St. Helena schools to offer buyouts

    May 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish School Board has approved a plan to offer early retirement buyouts to some staff members. The Advocate reports certified employees would be offered $5,500 to take early retirement, and noncertified employees would be offered $3,000. School system officials say six certified and three... more »
  • Strip club talk tabled

    May 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    GREENSBURG- Leaders in St. Helena Parish tabled discussion about changing parish laws dealing with strip clubs. Wednesday night, the police jury was set to talk about outlawing alcohol at establishments where there is nudity or certain physical contact. But, jurors pushed the talk back another two weeks. Leaders... more »
  • Nudity ordinance concerning strip clubs pushed back Play Video

    April 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    GREENSBURG - Strip clubs are turning up the heat in St. Helena, where some are calling for a ban on the adult business. Tuesday, the parish police jury was supposed to discuss an ordinance that would prohibit nudity and certain physical contact at establishments where alcohol is sold. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge man dies in St. Helena car crash

    January 18, 2013 6:43 AM

    MONTPELIER - State Police says a 33-year-old Baton Rouge man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on La. Highway 16 in southeastern St. Helena Parish. Troopers say David Fontenot Jr.'s sport utility vehicle drifted off the road, hit a parked bulldozer and overturned. Fontenot, who was not wearing... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in St. Helena Parish

    December 27, 2012 10:55 AM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Officials report the boil advisory for customers of Waterworks District #2 in St. Helena Parish has been lifted. People living in the Dennis Miller Community have been under a boil advisory since Christmas due to a burst water main damaged by lightning. more »
  • Boil advisory issued after lightning damages water main

    December 25, 2012 4:48 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Waterworks District #2 of St. Helena Parish customers west of Price Hill Cemetery loop in the Dennis Mills community are under a boil advisory due to a burst water main damaged by lightning. This advisory will be lifted as soon as the water quality is assured... more »
  • St. Helena budget has surplus

    December 19, 2012 10:26 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has adopted a budget for 2013 that would keep expenditures below projected revenue and add money back to the parish's fund balance for only the second time in four years. The Advocate reports general and special fund revenue for 2013 are projected... more »
  • St. Helena board approves bid to revamp building

    November 30, 2012 8:41 AM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish high school students could be dining in a new cafeteria next school year. The school board approved a low bid Thursday for renovations of the former technical college building next to the high school campus. Blount Construction, of Walker, won the contract with... more »
  • St. Helena Parish School District counting on tax vote

    October 30, 2012 10:19 AM

    ST.HELENA PARISH- A millage tax will be on the ballots next Tuesday in St. Helena Parish. If approved by voters the tax will help keep the ailing district funded and allow them to renovate their schools. News 2's Adrian Pittman will have more on News 2 at 6... more »
  • St. Helena schools under review for accreditation

    October 22, 2012 10:07 AM

    GREENSBURG - An external review team for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools will be on campus at St. Helena Central Elementary and High schools this week. The team will interview administrators, observe teachers and speak with student and parent groups in a process school officials hope will... more »
  • Body found in St. Helena now a homicide

    August 8, 2012 3:57 PM

    GREENSBURG - Sheriff's deputies in St. Helena Parish today said a person found dead in front of their burned home was murdered. Detective Joe Chaney with the parish sheriff's office said an autopsy found John Nelson Hornsby, 76, suffered blunt force trauma to his head. Hornsby was found... more »
  • St. Helena school to stay under state control

    July 31, 2012 10:09 AM

    GREENBURG - A federal district judge says he has the authority to transfer the state-run St. Helena Central Middle School back into local school board control but he's not going to do so right now. The Advocate reports St. Helena Parish school system officials argued that the district's dramatic improvement... more »
  • Despite challenges, St. Helena test scores are up

    June 6, 2012 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite major challenges with budgets and buildings, test scores for St. Helena students are up. The district showed more improvement than any other district in the state. But some leaders say there is still a long way to go. Mike Steele will have more on what's... more »
  • St. Helena Parish strip club fined

    April 13, 2012 6:57 AM

    GREENSBURG - The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says The Oak Ridge Lounge, one of two strip clubs in St. Helena Parish, will be forbidden to sell liquor for eight weeks and must pay a $1,000 fine. In addition, the club must pass an ATC inspection before it... more »
  • St. Helena hires legal expert to craft new sex law

    April 2, 2012 8:45 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has hired Scott Bergthold, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based lawyer whose practice specializes in helping local governments draft laws that regulate adult businesses. Police Jury Vice President Thomas Wicker tells The Advocate Bergthold was recommended to the police jury by the Moral Alliance of... more »
  • St. Helena hires legal expert to craft new sex law

    April 2, 2012 7:12 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has hired Scott Bergthold, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based lawyer whose practice specializes in helping local governments draft laws that regulate adult businesses. Police Jury Vice President Thomas Wicker says Bergthold was recommended to the police jury by the Moral Alliance of St. Helena,... more »
  • St. Helena considers longer school week

    February 24, 2012 6:08 AM

    GREENSBURG - Students and teachers in St. Helena Parish may have their workweek extended as the school board's Education Committee approved returning to a five-day school week for the 2012-13 school year. Schools in St. Helena have followed a four-day schedule with extended classroom hours Tuesday through Friday since October... more »
  • Surveillance tape might hold clues on man found in sewage tank

    September 19, 2011 5:52 PM

    PINE GROVE - Detectives are combing through surveillance video they got Monday afternoon from two St. Helena casinos. They hope the footage holds clues about how Sam Lathers, Jr. died. Deputies found Lathers' body face-down in a sewage tank outside Silver Fox Casino early Sunday night. Right now,... more »
  • Man found dead in St. Helena sewage tank

    September 18, 2011 10:31 PM

    PINE GROVE- St. Helena Sheriff's Deputies found the body of a missing man in a sewage tank near Pine Grove early Sunday night. Sam Lathers Jr.'s mother reported him missing Saturday night after she didn't hear from him. Sunday morning, workers at Silver Fox Casino called investigators because... more »
  • St. Helena solar project at a stand-still

    September 16, 2011 6:12 PM

    GREENSBURG-- St. Helena is the first parish in Louisiana to install solar panels that will help power its jail. It could slash the electric bill by 35 percent by providing lighting and heating water for inmates. The only problem? The project is nearly done, but no one knows if there... more »
  • Two teens flown to hospital after fall from Ferris wheel

    May 14, 2011 7:59 PM

    GREENSBURG - Two teens were flown to a hospital in Baton Rouge after falling from a fair ride at the St. Helena Parish High School, according to emergency officials. Chief Michael Martin said the teens fell from the Ferris wheel at the fair, and were flown to Our Lady... more »
  • School district wants more time for fiscal fix

    April 24, 2011 9:49 AM

    GREENSBURG, La.- The St. Helena School Board plans to ask for another extension for submitting a plan to the state detailing how the troubled school system's finances will be fixed. School administrators already are operating under a 90-day reprieve so they could hire a new superintendent. School board member... more »
  • St. Helena board extends superintendent search

    March 11, 2011 9:21 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena School Board has voted to reopen a search for superintendent candidates after receiving only five applications by its March 9 deadline. The Advocate reports that the board voted 5-1 on Thursday to accept applications until April 1. School officials say the board approved the extension... more »
  • St. Helena Superintendent out of job this summer

    February 12, 2011 8:30 PM

    GREENSBURG, LA- St. Helena Schools Superintendent Dr. Daisy Slan will be out of job at the end of June. The School Board in St. Helena decided not to renew her contract earlier this week. Slan said she respects their decision to choose their own leadership. but added it's not just... more »
  • Man faces reconstructive surgery after hammer attack

    January 25, 2011 6:06 PM

    ST. HELENA - A man faces reconstructive surgery on his face Thursday after he was attacked with a hammer outside a St. Helena grocery store. Alvin "Mooney" Amacker walked out of the normally quiet M & M Grocery Store near Greensburg, when deputies say Charlie Morris, Jr. hit Amacker's... more »
  • St. Helena man attacked with hammer after leaving store

    January 25, 2011 3:16 PM

    ST. HELENA - "Mooney" Amacker is waiting on reconstructive surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, after he was attacked with a hammer Saturday night outside the M & M Grocery Store near Greensburg. Deputies with the St. Helena Sheriff's Office are looking for Charlie... more »

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