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  • 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 »
  • Teen shot in hunting accident continues to recover

    December 12, 2012 10:33 AM

    LIVONIA - A teen shot in the head during a hunting accident is doing better than expected, according to his father. He said Brandt Torres, 15, was able to come home from the hospital Tuesday. He said his son was also talking a little bit, and would be starting... more »
  • Group files another truck stop tiger lawsuit

    April 5, 2012 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An animal rights group has filed another lawsuit against Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries seeking to have a tiger displayed at a Grosse Tete truck stop sent to a sanctuary. The Animal Legal Defense Fund accuses the department of breaking the law by letting truck stop... more »
  • Thick fog causes multi-vehicle crash

    December 31, 2011 3:23 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Troopers blame thick fog for a multi-vehicle crash on I-10 overnight that left several injured and roads closed for hours. The crash involving ten vehicles happened just before 1:30 a.m., when a tractor-trailer driving east on I-10 near Grosse Tete came across a thick area of... more »
  • Deputies identify dead counterfeiting suspect

    December 14, 2011 3:29 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Sheriff's deputies identified the man who died after jumping into a bayou during a pursuit by authorities last week. The man is 25-year-old Henry A. Neely. He fled after Iberville police found counterfeit money in the car he was riding in. Deputies pulled over a... more »
  • Fugitive's body found in bayou Play Video

    December 7, 2011 4:14 PM

    GROSSE TETE- The body of a man who ran from Iberville Parish Deputies after an interstate traffic stop was found by searchers in a bayou early Wednesday morning. Deputies said he ran after the car he was riding in was pulled over for a traffic violation. Investigators found counterfeit... more »
  • 18-wheeler fire snarls traffic

    July 20, 2011 11:39 AM

    GROSSE TETE - An 18-wheeler fire caused problems for drivers headed westbound on I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this morning. Crews reported to the fire around 11:15 am at the Grosse Tete exit. The fire was contained to the cab of the truck and quickly extinguished. ... more »
  • Sheriff: WBR deputy killed in crash

    June 11, 2011 12:48 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE- A man from Port Allen died after his truck crashed in the woods, overturned, and caught fire off I-10 Westbound near the Grosse Tete exit overnight. Louisiana State Police say 31-year-old Donald Vallet, Jr. was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred. Vallet was a... more »
  • Grosse Tete residents watching for back-flooding

    May 9, 2011 9:45 PM

    GROSSE TETE- All the water from the Morganza Spillway has to go somewhere. Some in Iberville Parish worry it will end up in their backyards because of back-flooding. "I always take pride in telling everyone I was born and raised on the banks of Bayou Grosse Tete," said Grosse... more »
  • I-10 in both directions near Ramah could be shutdown for hours

    July 29, 2010 5:48 PM

    Louisiana State Police is telling News 2 that I-10 both east and westbound near Ramah/Grosse Tete could be shutdown throughout the night, possibly into tomorrow morning. Those coming east from Lafayette need to take Hwy 190 to Baton Rouge to avoid the present detours. News 2 will have... more »
  • I-10 shutdown near Ramah/Grosse Tete

    July 29, 2010 3:53 PM

    5:00pm update : The detour route for I-10 West is: I-110 North to US 190 West to I-49 South. The detour for I-10 East is: I-49 North to US 190 East to LA-415. The Traffic Management Center is monitoring this incident and will advise of any changes 4:15pm update:... more »
  • Deadly crash on I10 near Grosse Tete

    May 15, 2010 8:50 PM

    A child is dead and an adult is in critical condition after a crash on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete. That's according to State Police. The interstate was backed up for hours, but is flowing smoothly now. Troopers are still investigating the crash. more »
  • Boil alert lifted for part of Iberville Parish

    May 6, 2010 10:42 AM

    The boil advisory for Water District #4 in Iberville Parish has been lifted. The advisory affected people living in Grosse Tete, Ramah, Bayou Blue and parts of Rosedale. Officials sent out the alert because of leaks in the main water line. The Department of Health and Hospitals now says... more »
  • No water in parts of Iberville Parish

    May 4, 2010 1:09 PM

    Parts of Iberville Parish haven't had water for close to 24 hours, due to a problem in the main water line. Around 330 water customers in the Grosse Tete, Ramah, Bayou Blue and Rosedale communities either don't have water or they have limited flow at this point.; Crews... more »
  • Boil order in effect for parts of Iberville Parish

    May 4, 2010 7:06 AM

    Customers of the Iberville Parish Water District #4 should boil their water. The boil order is in effect for the ares of Grosse Tete, Ramah, Bayou Blue and portions of Rosedale. There are multiple leaks in the main water line. Crews are working on the problem, but residents should boil... more »
  • Memorial fund set up for officer killed in crash

    April 21, 2010 8:11 AM

    A memorial fund has been set up to help Officer Russel Kiger's widow with funeral expenses. Kiger was killed in an off-duty traffic crash on I-10 in Gross Tete on April 9th. Donations can made at any branch of American Gateway Bank to the Russel Kiger III Memorial Fund. Officer... more »
  • Two dead in house fire in Grosse Tete

    April 20, 2010 2:32 PM

    Update: An early morning fire in Iberville Parish claimed the lives of an elderly mother and her handicapped son. It happened around 3:30 a.m. at 77075 Gardner Lane in Grosse Tete. The home was totally engulfed in flames, when firefighters arrived. Margaret Scott, 84, and her 69-year-old son... more »
  • House fire kills two in Grosse Tete

    April 20, 2010 6:38 AM

    The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a deadly fire in Grosse Tete. It happened at 3:39 a.m. at 77075 Garner Lane. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says two people died in the fire, but at this time it doesn't seem suspicious. Stay tuned to News 2 for... more »
  • Sources: 1 of 4 killed in I-10 crash a BRPD officer

    April 9, 2010 5:39 PM

    Update: Louisiana State Police have released the identities of two of the four victims who died as a result of injuries sustained in a Friday morning crash on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete. Police said truck drivers Mark Woodard, 34, of Denham Springs and Fredy Guerra, 52, of Edinburg,... more »
  • Two victims in I-10 crash identified

    April 9, 2010 4:49 PM

    Louisiana State Police have released the identities of two of the four victims who died as a result of injuries sustained in a Friday morning crash on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete. Police said truck drivers Mark Woodard, 34, of Denham Springs and Fredy Guerra, 52, of Edinburg, Texas,... more »
  • Confirmed: Four dead in I-10 crash

    April 9, 2010 12:11 PM

    Louisiana State Police has confirmed that a fourth person as died as a result of injuries sustained in the Friday morning crash on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete. A truck travelling eastbound crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler in the westbound lane causing a fire. Both truck drivers... more »
  • Pics from 1-10 at Grosse Tete

    April 9, 2010 8:47 AM

  • Deadly crash near Grosse Tete closes I-10

    April 9, 2010 7:58 AM

    Traffic on Interstate 10 westbound near Grosse Tete is closed because of a major accident involving an 18-wheeler. A truck travelling eastbound crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler in the westbound lane causing a fire. Louisiana State Police say four people were involved and at least two... more »
  • DOTD worker killed by train

    April 7, 2010 4:21 PM

    A Department of Transportation and Development worker was killed Tuesday morning after he was hit by a train. It happened around 7:45 a.m. Duane P. Alleman, 44, was driving a motor grader over the railroad tracks near the I-10 Service Road in Grosse Tete. The train struck the grader... more »
  • Car crossed median in I-10 crash

    September 14, 2009 12:50 PM

    Update: Louisiana State Police now say a car crossed the I-10 median near Grosse Tete. It happened about 45 minutes ago. An eastbound car went across the grassy median and slammed into another car going westbound. The two people in the eastbound car are dead. At least one... more »

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