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  • 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 »
  • 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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