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  • Bus passengers uninjured, truck driver transported after crash on I-10

    June 17, 2016 10:43 PM

    GROSSE TETE - 44 bus passengers were uninjured in a crash on I-10 east near Grosse Tete Friday night, but the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in the accident was transported to the hospital. #WATCH Scene after crash involving bus, 18-wheeler. Truck driver was transported https://t.co/Sli6Z0Dxvd @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/Xl6ohxZ6rC... more »
  • Police suspect body of woman found in Grosse Tete is missing teacher Play Video

    June 14, 2016 1:03 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Police say the badly decomposed body of a woman found near Grosse Tete could be that of Lyntell Washington , a pregnant teacher who went missing last week. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said a farmer was contacted by one of his workers around 10:30 a.m.... more »
  • Human remains found in St. Gabriel identified

    April 21, 2016 3:14 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- The human remains discovered along the levee bank in St. Gabriel last week are those of a 38-year-old woman who jumped off the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge in February. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Thursday that the LSU FACES Lab confirmed that the woman was... more »
  • Woman drives into bayou, dies after wreck

    December 11, 2015 5:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities in Iberville Parish said a woman drove off into a bayou in the Grosse Tete area and later died Friday. Chief Deputy Stephen Engolio with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said the wreck happened along LA 77 this morning in Grosse Tete. Engolio said... more »
  • Traffic delays around the Baton Rouge area continue

    August 30, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction work has caused severe delays on I-10 West at Grosse Tete. Congestion has built up throughout the day, and has reached 10 miles. It is advised to take alternate routes, if possible. You can view traffic cameras at WBRZ.com . Stay tuned to... more »
  • Construction causes Saturday snarl on I-10

    August 22, 2015 11:28 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La - I-10 was a parking lot for much of Saturday morning due to on-going construction projects started overnight. Shortly after sunrise, construction crews closed eastbound lanes at the Grosse Tete overpass at LA 77 to do work. Traffic was diverted to LA 77 then back onto... more »
  • Bridge inspection expected to cause more traffic delays

    August 19, 2015 8:33 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Drivers are getting ready for more delays on the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. One lane on I-10 West will be closed at Grosse Tete until 2:30 p.m. again Wednesday for routine bridge inspections. The lane closure resulted in an 11 mile traffic jam... more »
  • Bridge inspections create 11-mile traffic jam on I-10

    August 18, 2015 2:07 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic officials said bridge inspections near Grosse Tete caused another massive traffic delay Tuesday along the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said that just before 1 p.m. I-10 West traffic was backed up 11 miles from before LA... more »
  • Construction delays expected on I-10 East this weekend

    August 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials again warned drivers of expected delays on I-10 due to an ongoing construction project near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of August. The Department of Transportation and Development reminded drivers to expect heavy delays this weekend on I-10 East near Grosse... more »
  • Weekend traffic possible due to I-10 roadwork near Grosse Tete

    July 17, 2015 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials warn motorists of weekend traffic delays that are anticipated due to a current project on I-10 near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of next month. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development began lane closures on both sides of the Interstate... more »
  • Heavy delays on I-10 west

    May 17, 2015 3:02 PM

    Port Allen - State police are advising that people avoid I-10 west from the Lobdell highway exit to Grosse Tete. Construction on I-10 west is causing heavy congestion and only one lane is open. DOTD says the the traffic runs from the highway 77 at exit 139 to... more »
  • I-10 West back open after wreck near Grosse Tete

    December 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    GROSSE TETE - State Police reopened the westbound lanes of I-10 in Iberville Parish nearly seven hours after a wreck with two 18-wheelers blocked the highway. Troopers said one of the big rig drivers would be cited for following too closely, which State Police said led to the wreck.... more »
  • 2 judges throw out suits about big cat ban

    November 17, 2014 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Judges in Baton Rouge have thrown out two lawsuits involving Louisiana's law against owning exotic cats. One lawsuit challenges an exemption to the ban. That exemption allows the owner of a Baton Rouge-area truck stop to continue keeping his live tiger mascot on exhibit. The other lawsuit... more »
  • Person sought after chase caught during lunch break Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:12 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities said a third person missing after a police chase early Thursday morning in Iberville Parish walked out of the bayou and right into the arms of a search crew having lunch. Investigators said Angola and Iberville Parish search crews were having lunch at the Tiger... more »
  • Graphic and obscene texts lead to 60 year old's arrest Play Video

    September 10, 2014 5:05 PM

    GROSSE TETE - The Investigative Unit obtained the graphic and gross text messages that ultimately led to the arrest of 60-year old Scott Holbrook for allegedly soliciting a 16-year old male. The father of the teen provided the messages to us, because he doesn't want anything like this to... more »
  • Crude oil trains pose a threat to local communities Play Video

    July 8, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live along the Union Pacific rail line say they are concerned that nobody will release information about when oil trains will pass their homes. The state won't disclose the information to them at the railroad's request, but first responders will soon receive the information.... more »
  • Teen 'serious but stable' after high-speed chase Play Video

    June 19, 2014 3:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A dramatic high-speed chase late Wednesday started near Baton Rouge and ended nearly 40 miles later with the arrest of a registered sex offender travelling with a 16-year-old girl who is now hospitalized for stab wounds, according to authorities. Witnesses reported seeing Steven Myers, 41, and Ashley... more »
  • Truck stop tiger may stay

    June 1, 2014 6:43 PM

    Grosse Tete- Tony, the truck stop tiger, may be able to stay in his home of 14 years afterall. Legislation that passed the house of representatives Friday, that would allow truck stop owner Michael Sandlin to keep Tony, is headed to the Governor's desk. Some people are in... more »
  • Jindal to decide whether truck stop can keep tiger

    May 30, 2014 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have decided to let a Grosse Tete gas station owner keep a tiger onsite, overruling court decisions against him. The House voted 67-26 Friday to send the measure by Port Allen Sen. Rick Ward, a Republican, to the governor. Ward's bill would exempt Michael Sandlin -... more »
  • Committee says truck stop owner should keep tiger

    May 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A measure that would allow a Grosse Tete gas station owner to keep a tiger at his business is nearing final legislative passage. The House Natural Resources Committee voted 10-6 Wednesday to approve the proposal by Port Allen Sen. Rick Ward, who said he grew up seeing... more »
  • Residents relieved Grosse Tete Bridge is back open Play Video

    May 19, 2014 4:01 PM

    GROSSE TETE - With the Grosse Tete bridge now open, residents are glad they do not have to use alternatives to cross the Intracoastal Canal. Michael Vitale says it's like night and day now that the state reopened the Grosse Tete Bridge, which was damaged by a barge Feb.... more »
  • Senate passes bill to keep tiger at truck stop

    May 13, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bid to let a Grosse Tete truck stop owner keep a tiger onsite has squeaked through the Louisiana Senate on its second try. Senators voted 20-18 Tuesday for the measure by Port Allen Sen. Rick Ward, a Republican who argued the tiger lives comfortably. Ward's bill... more »
  • Iberville Parish creates ferry landing with bridge closed

    March 6, 2014 12:17 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish leaders have started work on a plan to get people across the Intracoastal Canal while the Grosse Tete bridge remains closed. News 2 was shown the plan Thursday near Plaquemine. Crews are working on platforms and ramps on each side of the canal and... more »
  • Iberville, state working on bridge solution Play Video

    March 3, 2014 5:29 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Iberville Parish leaders said Monday they're making travel across the Intracoastal Canal their top priority. The heavily traveled bridge can no longer safely support vehicles after a barge struck it Friday night. A typically 20-minute drive into Plaquemine now takes some people more than an hour.... more »
  • People feel stuck after barge crashes into bridge Play Video

    March 2, 2014 5:49 PM

    GROSSE TETE - People in lower Iberville Parish feel stuck after a barge knocked out a bridge over the Intracoastal Canal. The barge struck the bridge Friday night near Grosse Tete. Now a typically 20 minute drive to cross the canal to Plaquemine will take more than an hour.... more »
  • I-10 back open after truck loses load

    June 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic is now moving in all lanes heading east toward Baton Rouge through Iberville Parish. Just before 6 a.m. Thursday the interstate had to be shut down near Grosse Tete after State Police said a tractor-trailer lost its load on the highway. Traffic had to pass... more »
  • The fight for 'Tony the Tiger' continues Play Video

    February 19, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Tony lounged in his cage at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, lawyers in Baton Rouge argued over the Bengal-Siberian mix's fate at an appeals hearing Tuesday. Representatives for Michael Sandlin, the truck stop's owner, say the picture painted of Tony behind bars isn't... more »
  • Cable barriers along I-10W coming after deadly crash Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:07 PM

    GROSSE TETE- A crash that killed a North Carolina man last night could prompt the state to move faster in installing cable barriers for the median of I-10 West of Baton Rouge near Grosse Tete. "Our plan is to attack the areas that have had the highest incidents," said... more »
  • I-10 closed into early Thursday morning after deadly crash

    January 3, 2013 12:01 AM

    GROSSE TETE- Westbound lanes of I-10 remained closed into early Thursday morning after a deadly crash. Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a car headed east toward Baton Rouge, ran off the interstate, crossed the median and into on-coming traffic on I-10 West. State Police said one person was killed... more »
  • I-10 West closed after deadly crash

    January 2, 2013 9:50 PM

    GROSSE TETE- One person was killed in a crash on I-10 when the vehicle they were in crossed from one side of the interstate to the other. Westbound lanes were closed just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. According to early reports, the vehicle was headed East on I-10, ran... more »

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