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  • Ascension, Iberville could put up money for new bridge study Play Video

    July 25, 2014 10:08 PM

    GONZALES - The Baton Rouge area is a step closer to getting a little traffic relief. Thursday, the Ascension Parish Council approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Iberville Parish to share some of the cost of a traffic study. Based on what Iberville... more »
  • LSP: Man not buckled-up in fatal accident

    July 25, 2014 8:04 AM

    Plaquemine - According to Louisiana State Police, a Plaquemine man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was killed in a car crash in Iberville Parish. 64-year-old Winsley St. Pierre, Jr. was the only driver involved in the accident. Police say he was driving south on LA Hwy. 75 when... more »
  • Construction on schedule for health clinic Play Video

    July 17, 2014 6:15 PM

    IBERVILLE - Construction on Iberville's $20 million emergency department is nearing completion, and hospital representatives say patients should expect to have a local health clinic by Dec. 1. The parish has been without a hospital since 2008 when River West Medical Center was destroyed by Hurricane Gustav. Patients have... more »
  • Driver arrested in Basin Bridge crash

    June 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police says the driver of the car in the deadly crash on the Basin Bridge is out of the hospital and in jail. Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, flipped her SUV over the guard rail on the Basin Bridge into the swamp below. In her... 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 »
  • Man booked for January killing

    April 15, 2014 11:47 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies transferred a man into their jail Tuesday night and charged him with the murder of a man whose body was found in a sugar cane field earlier this year. Mark Roy, 44, was arrested near Lafayette earlier in the day. He is charged with... more »
  • 'Worst Road' to get $10 million repair

    March 21, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A $10 million resurfacing project is in the works for a road WBRZ viewers and WBRZ.com users ranked as one of the area's worst. LA 1 from Plaquemine to White Castle will be fixed later this year. The street is full of potholes. "It needs a... more »
  • Low-hanging pants illegal in Iberville beginning next week Play Video

    March 18, 2014 7:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Despite a warning from the American Civil Liberties Union about doing so, the Iberville Parish Council approved a ban on sagging pants Tuesday night. The move outlaws pants that hang too low, revealing underwear. "I don't think that anybody should have to go to a store,... more »
  • ACLU warns about flaws with sagging pants law

    March 17, 2014 11:27 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- The ACLU sent a letter to Iberville Parish leaders, warning them about a proposed law that bans sagging pants. The ACLU said the law is unconstitutional and urged the parish council to veto the proposition. It is expected to be discussed Tuesday. "It makes a criminal of... 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 »
  • Towboat and barge hit, close bridge

    February 28, 2014 11:26 PM

    GROSSE TETE- A back-country route out of lower Iberville Parish is shutdown due to a boat's collision with the bridge over the Intracoastal Canal Friday. Sheriff Brett Stassi said no one was injured, but the swing mechanism on the bridge that connects Bayou Jacob Road to Highway 77 was... more »
  • Sagging pants ban overwhelmingly introduced

    February 18, 2014 10:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish leaders overwhelming supported introducing an ordinance to ban sagging pants across the parish. The proposed law was only mentioned Tuesday, per procedure, and will be voted on next month. If it is passed, people could be fined $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second... more »
  • Iberville Parish: keep your pants up Play Video

    February 17, 2014 10:21 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tuesday, Iberville Parish leaders will begin a discussion about if they want to ban sagging pants from the entire parish. It is been a trend in local governments for the past few years, and is on the books in places In Louisiana such as Washington, Terrebone, Acadia... more »
  • Driver of pot RV busted with $500,000 load

    February 7, 2014 10:52 PM

    GROSSE TETE- Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man driving an RV through the region loaded with marijuana. A spokesperson said the man was from California and carrying 100 pounds of high grade, hydroponic weed. He was pulled over around midnight on I-10 early Friday morning. A... more »
  • Body found in Iberville Parish

    January 25, 2014 6:53 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department says a body was found this afternoon by two outdoorsmen. The body of a black male was discovered in a cane field off Sidney road in Rosedale. The Iberville Parish Sherif's Department is working with West Baton Rouge. Foul play... more »
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Hunt warden

    January 21, 2014 11:34 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Warden of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center alleging a prisoner was being wrongfully held. The lawsuit claimed Darrin Schaubhut Jr. was being held in Iberville Parish by the State Department of Corrections despite two court orders for his... more »
  • Drivers worried about dark, dangerous highway

    December 18, 2013 10:29 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- There is a push to light a dark stretch of LA 1 through the Iberville Parish town. People believe part of the highway, from the American Legion to the Plaquemine Truck Stop is too dark and dangerous for drivers. "Having more street lights out here couldn't hurt... more »
  • Deputies: 20-year-old rape case solved, arrest made

    November 25, 2013 9:57 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Deputies in Iberville Parish booked a man on rape charges, twenty years after the attack Monday night. Bernie Metrejean was booked in to jail after he was arrested in St. Martin Parish on drug charges. His DNA matched the rape case. Investigators believe Metrejean picked up a... more »
  • $5 million project to raise levee between BR, Iberville Parish Play Video

    September 3, 2013 10:25 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- A stretch of levee just north of town, continuing across the Iberville-East Baton Rouge Parish line, is being "lifted" and fortified to protect people from the roaring Mississippi River. Dirt is being added to the top of the levee to raise it a few feet. The project... more »
  • $1.4 million of synthetic weed seized in bust

    August 2, 2013 3:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes announced a recent drug bust netted $1.4 million in synthetic marijuana. Deputies arrested Kalid J. Jaber of Chalmette for speeding around 8:40 p.m. on Aug. 1. Investigators said after they had issues with his story, they checked... more »
  • BRPD fugitive caught in Iberville Parish

    May 19, 2013 5:07 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - A man who evaded Baton Rouge Police Friday was captured by Iberville Sheriff's deputies Sunday, according to BRPD Cpl. Tommy Stubbs. The pursuit began Friday night when officers tried to stop a car. The driver, Louis Northern, failed to stop and headed west on I-10. ... more »
  • Off-duty Lafayette police officer killed in Iberville crash

    May 18, 2013 6:45 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - An off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on LA Highway 3000, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Stephen Hammons. Around 2:00 p.m. 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson north on LA 3000. Rees was entering a sharp right... more »
  • Judge rules tiger's permit not valid

    April 25, 2013 11:32 PM

    GROSSE TETE- A roadside truck stop tiger appears to be living in his habitat illegally, according to an appeal court. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a district court ruling in the case over Tony, a Bengal-Siberian tiger. The court ruled the permit is not valid because the... more »
  • Iberville council delays awarding clinic contract

    April 18, 2013 8:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Because the bids opened for the new Iberville Parish Ochsner Health Clinic were all higher than expected, the Parish Council delayed for at least two weeks awarding the project until further details can be worked out. The lowest bidder was Lincoln Builders of Baton Rouge at $19.6... more »
  • 'Dangerous' man gets 75 years for series of crimes, jail break

    April 2, 2013 5:44 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A man pleaded guilty to rape, attempted murder, kidnapping, battery, and prison escape Tuesday. District Attorney Richard Ward said Stevenson Marshall was sentenced to 75 years after pleading guilty. Marshall was arrested in May 2010, but successfully orchestrated a violent escape from the jail in Iberville Parish... more »
  • Parents, leaders consider another breakaway school district

    March 1, 2013 10:40 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- There is talk of a split from the Iberville Parish School District among people who live on the east bank of the Mississippi River. Also joining the discussion, city leaders. They are looking at the possibility of forming their own municipal system. St. Gabriel Mayor Lionel... more »
  • Iberville adds to its school security force

    January 21, 2013 11:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- School resource officers will be increased at schools in Iberville Parish. The Sheriff's Department is adding to its force in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut. Experienced deputies are being moved from the patrol division to schools. Additional deputies will be hired to fill the... more »
  • One flown to hospital after motorcycle wreck

    January 18, 2013 2:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Emergency responders flew one person to the hospital after their motorcycle wrecked in Iberville Parish today. It happened on La. 1 near Plaquemine this afternoon just before 1 p.m. Investigators said the motorcycle struck another vehicle before sliding into the median. The motorcycle operator suffered moderate... more »
  • Official: Report on leave inaccurate

    January 15, 2013 9:02 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish School Superintendent Ed Cancienne has challenged the facts stated in a recent attorney general's opinion alleging the school district had violated state law by letting 12-month employees work "skeleton shifts" during holiday breaks. Cancienne and Brandie Blanchard, the district's personnel coordinator, told members of the Iberville... more »
  • Tornado at Iberville Parish plant caught on tape Play Video

    January 10, 2013 1:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A tornado damaged an industrial chemical plant in Iberville Parish as severe weather moved through southern Louisiana this morning. Surveillance cameras at the SNF Flopam plant caught footage of the twister as it moved through the area near the plant. The plant was staffed as the... more »
  • Troopers: person killed after walking into traffic

    January 3, 2013 10:23 PM

    ADDIS- A 36-year-old was killed after walking into traffic on LA 1 Thursday night. State Police said Emmanuelle Stewart was hit by a car near the Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish line. "Stewart was attempting to cross LA 1 when he walked directly into the vehicle's path," a State... more »
  • One dead in car vs. pedestrian wreck

    January 3, 2013 7:29 PM

    ***THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED, CLICK HERE ADDIS - State Police confirmed one person died in a wreck involving a pedestrian this evening in West Baton Rouge. A State Police spokesperson said the deadly wreck happened on La. 1 near the border between West Baton Rouge and Iberville... more »
  • Thousands get power restored after evening-long outage

    December 5, 2012 10:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- About two hours after a mysterious power outage, most people have had electricity restored. Something happened at a substation, leaving thousands along LA 1 in the dark. From Plaquemine to Brusly, people didn't have power Wednesday night. Crews were able to find the issue, and restore power... more »
  • Thousands lose power Wednesday evening

    December 5, 2012 7:39 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Thousands of people are without power after connectivity was lost between some power grids Wednesday night. Mayor Mark Gulotta said the issue is believed to be a connection problem with an Entergy line. Gulotta said crews are working to pinpoint which line is having an issue, and restore... more »
  • Iberville Parish unveils $41.6 million budget

    November 19, 2012 10:19 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Despite declining tax revenues, Iberville Parish's $41.6 million budget for 2013 reflects a 1.5 percent increase in spending compared to 2012. The Advocate reports nearly 30 percent of the $611,882 projected spending increase is attributed to more than $11 million in capital outlay projects reflected in the proposed... more »
  • Task force holds river counterterrorism drill Play Video

    October 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Joint Task Force 7 held a counterterrorism drill on the Mississippi River to test their inter-agency skills, while neutralizing a simulated terrorist threat. The drill had sheriff's deputies from seven different agencies working together to find a mock bomb strapped to a pillar on the Mississippi... more »
  • Two arrested in connection with cane field shootings

    September 28, 2012 12:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in connection with the murders of two men found in a sugar cane field. Investigators arrested Harry Prater, 30, of Baton Rouge in suspicion of first-degree murder. They also arrested Brandi Singleton, 29, of Baton Rouge for obstruction of justice.... more »
  • Deputies: Shooting victims found in Plaquemine

    September 24, 2012 8:41 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Deputies said two bodies found in a vehicle that crashed into a Plaquemine sugarcane field this morning were the victims of a shooting. According the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department, two men's bodies were found around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 1 south of St. Louis Rd. They... more »
  • Iberville council abolishes waterworks district

    September 19, 2012 7:08 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Council has unanimously abolished Waterworks District No. 2, placing day-to-day water service operations for east Iberville residents under the jurisdiction of the parish Utility Department. Council Chairman Matt Jewell says the parish will have to absorb the water district's outstanding debt, now amounting to... more »
  • Man accused of hitting kids with truck, leaving scene

    September 11, 2012 1:01 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man they said hit two children waiting for the bus this morning, then left the scene. Deputies arrested Mark Tullier, 52, in suspicion of hit and run, as well as driving under suspension, having expired plates and no insurance.... more »
  • Iberville, St. Mary parishes approved for FEMA aid

    September 7, 2012 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA has added Iberville and St. Mary parishes to the list of Louisiana parishes approved for individual assistance grants after Hurricane Isaac. State emergency officials announced the addition Friday. Eighteen parishes are now included in the program that allows residents and business owners to apply for grants... more »
  • Iberville school board gets tougher on violence

    August 15, 2012 9:00 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board has revised the district's Zero Tolerance Violence Prevention Program. The changes will impose stiffer penalties on students who get involved in fights on school grounds. The original zero tolerance policy, adopted in 1996, required students caught fighting on campus to attend... more »
  • Iberville students get Apple laptop computers

    August 13, 2012 10:02 AM

    WHITE CASTLE - Textbooks won't be the only items students in the Iberville Parish School District will be receiving during the first few weeks of school this year. School Superintendent Ed Cancienne says more than 2,000 sixth- through 12th-graders are getting Apple Macbook Pro laptops. Cancienne describes the... more »
  • Ambulance company releases statement on $117 million judgement

    August 1, 2012 9:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Acadian Ambulance released a statement Wednesday night after a jury handed down a $117 million verdict against the company. An Acadian ambulance was involved in a crash two years ago where a pregnant woman was paralyzed. Her baby survived, but was injured according to attorneys. "This was... more »
  • $117 million verdict in Iberville ambulance crash

    August 1, 2012 7:11 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A jury decided Lafayette-based Acadian Ambulance must pay $117 million for an accident where a pregnant woman was injured two years ago. Whitley Lacey's attorney, Tony Clayton, says she's paralyzed and doctors determined her baby was also injured in the crash when she gave birth. Lacey was... more »
  • Audit finds bad record keeping, strange payouts at water district

    July 24, 2012 9:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE, Louisiana - The Waterworks District #2 in Iberville Parish is in hot water after two scathing audit reports. The audits were presented to the Iberville Parish Council during a regular scheduled meeting Tuesday at the Iberville Courthouse. The parish auditor presented council with a Comprehensive Annual Financial... more »
  • Channel could control flooding Play Video

    July 2, 2012 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A channel is in the works in Ascension Parish to prevent flooding. Officials say if the channel isn't built, hundreds of people could be flooded out of their homes. The channel would connect Frog Bayou to Alligator Bayou, and then water would flow into Bayou Manchac. Some... more »
  • Iberville Parish to cut back trash collection

    June 20, 2012 7:11 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Several members of the Iberville Parish Council have expressed displeasure over Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso's recent decision to scale back garbage collection for parish residents. Trash pickup occurs twice a week. Ourso informed the council he has decided to reduce that schedule to once-a-week pickup for... more »
  • Litter clogging Iberville bayous Play Video

    June 18, 2012 5:07 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish leaders are starting a campaign to stop littering in their bayous. Leaders fear litter in the city's streets and neighborhoods is winding up in nearby bayous, and could be detrimental to tourism as well as the ecosystem. "It makes the bayou look terrible and that's... more »
  • Iberville School board approves 4 new jobs

    June 13, 2012 6:57 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board decided to create four new positions that will give the district a supervisor of technology and three new program directors at its two Math, Science and Arts academies. The board was divided during Monday's meeting on whether or not to approve the proposal.... more »
  • Family calls for change after crash kills man, grandson Play Video

    June 7, 2012 6:07 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- A family asks for change after a man and his grandson died in a single car crash. 67-year-old Charles Werchan lost control while he was driving four-year-old Brennan Newman home Wednesday night on Kurt Creek Lane off Highway-77. Neighbors say after heavy rains like last night... more »
  • Busy day for firefighters along I-10

    June 7, 2012 1:32 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - Volunteer firefighters along I-10 in Iberville Parish said today has been the busiest day of the year for them so far. Chief Walter Bagot and the Blue Bayou Volunteer Fire Department responded to a large grass fire this afternoon at an exit off I-10 at the... more »
  • 2 killed in accident in Iberville Parish

    June 7, 2012 7:06 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two people, including a child, are dead following a late night crash in Plaquemine. Officials say a 67-year-old man was driving along Intracoastal Rd. near Hwy. 77 when the car suddenly went off the road into the woods, before flipping over. He, along with his... more »
  • Iberville Head Start workers must reapply for jobs

    May 16, 2012 7:12 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Employees of the parish's Head Start program may reapply for their positions at an upcoming job fair. The Head Start chief administrative officer, Edwards Songy, told parish councilmen Tuesday that the event, open only to current Head Start employees, will be held May 29-30 at Nottaway Plantation. Last month,... more »
  • Parishes not in Pension Pinch Play Video

    May 15, 2012 7:22 PM

    Parish government worker pensions in the Baton Rouge area are in much better shape than their counterparts employed by the state. The East Baton Rouge City-Parish plan is the single largest and covers the 3,300 non police employees. Surrounding parish workers are enrolled in a statewide plan called the Parochial... more »
  • Iberville school chief suggests new starting times

    May 15, 2012 7:39 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish School Superintendent Ed Cancienne has proposed a plan to reverse start times of the district's elementary and high school students in the upcoming school year. The plan got a lukewarm reception from school board members Monday night. Cancienne told the board he wants to bump up... more »
  • Iberville opens new learning center

    May 14, 2012 11:17 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School System has opened its new $2.4 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning center. Project manager Patrick Norris said the new 11,000-square-foot center took a little more than a year to construct. Five classrooms were added to the Math, Science and Arts Academy-West... more »
  • Man shot, killed at Iberville motel

    March 30, 2012 8:43 AM

    A man in Plaquemine is dead this morning after being shot at a motel on La. 1, according to Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office Maj. Johnny Blanchard. The shooting occurred in between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. at the Relax Inn. Police say four people, including the victim, were... more »
  • Man drowns in Basin while fishing

    March 27, 2012 6:31 PM

    RAMAH - A man drowned while fishing in the Basin Tuesday afternoon. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies tell News2 Johnny Maze was found in water about a mile north of I-10. "It has been a while since there was a drowning" a department spokesperson said. He went on... more »
  • Iberville officials ask for restoration of tax

    March 22, 2012 7:06 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish voters will decide Saturday whether to restore a lapsed, decades-old property tax that school system officials say is vital to pay for utilities, pest control, garbage collection and a number of other services. If the tax proposition were to fail, school Superintendent Ed Cancienne says the... more »
  • School tax renewal, voters divided

    March 20, 2012 10:54 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - A tax renewal vote in Iberville Parish for school maintenance is at the center of a controversy among residents. The tax renewal proposal issue goes before voters this Saturday, March 24th. News2's Sarah Rosario gets answers from both sides, supporters and opponents. The full story tonight on News2... more »
  • Fatal wreck in Iberville Parish

    March 9, 2012 11:55 AM

    ROSEDALE - One person was killed this morning in an accident according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's office. Two vehicles were involved in the accident. It happened near the intersection of Highway 76 and Highway 411 in Rosedale. The Louisiana State Patrol is handling the accident. No word yet about... more »
  • Iberville buys land for medical center

    February 27, 2012 7:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish government has completed the purchase of 27 acres of land as another step toward opening a new medical facility in the Plaquemine area. Parish President Mitch Ourso says the parish paid Edward J. Gay Planting and Manufacturing Co. just over $1 million dollars for the land.... more »
  • Victim identified in Iberville Parish car crash

    February 13, 2012 2:18 PM

    ROSEDALE, La. - Iberville Parish sheriff's deputies say a single-car crash Monday morning, has claimed the life of a Mississippi man. The crash happened on La. Highway 77 outside of Rosedale. Authorities say Jeffrey Preston Jr., of Gulfport, drove his pickup head-on into a tree. He died... more »
  • Deputies: Driver dies after truck hits tree

    February 13, 2012 10:06 AM

    ROSEDALE - One person died after driving their pickup head-on into a tree Monday morning, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. The wreck happened on Highway 77 outside of Rosedale. Investigators said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. People who lived near the wreck said... more »
  • Body found on Hwy. 1148

    February 13, 2012 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are on the scene where a body was found Monday morning. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said the body of a white male was found near LA 1 on Hwy. 1148 across from Dow Chemical near Plaquemine. Iberville Parish Chief Operating Officer Aubrey St. Angelo... more »
  • Dozens of windows shot out in Iberville Parish Play Video

    December 29, 2011 12:59 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish and Plaquemine lawmen are looking for whomever shot out dozens of windows in and around Plaquemine overnight. Plaquemine PD Captain Kenny Payne tells News 2 more than twenty windows were shot out in Plauqemine city limits. He said eleven were shot out outside of... more »
  • Iberville Parish plant worker's death under investigation

    November 1, 2011 3:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A 15 ton crane ran over and killed a worker at the Shintech manufacturing facility this morning making it the third death at the plant in past six months. Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office haven't released the man's identity yet as they, OSHA, and Shintech are still investigating... more »
  • Local oil reserve to help drop pump prices

    June 23, 2011 5:03 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- President Obama announced Thursday the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. One of the four locations in the U.S. is between Addis and Plaquemine in Iberville Parish at the Bayou Choctaw reserve. Several other countries will match the release. The... more »
  • Parishes considering fireworks ban for 4th of July

    June 14, 2011 10:38 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- Some parishes in the Capital City area are considering putting out firework popping for the 4th of July if the drought, and the state-wide burn ban, persist. As firework stands start popping up and preparing to start sales on June 25th, parish presidents like Tommy Martinez in... more »
  • LEAP results increase despite budget setbacks

    May 24, 2011 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's a mixed bag of scores for area schools. LEAP results released Tuesday shows most area systems did well, others have their work cut out. More students than ever before passed the test. Districts say that's in part to committed teachers, proven programs and a hand... more »
  • Ochsner, Iberville Parish extend hospital negotiations

    May 20, 2011 10:23 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish officials and administrators with Ochsner Health System have extended their negotiations to bring a hospital back to the parish. Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso and Mitch Wasden, CEO of Ochsner Health System Baton Rouge Region, announced the extension to their letter of intent through June... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel residents begin evacuating

    May 8, 2011 6:49 PM

    BAYOU SORREL- All weekend boats tore up and down the bayou in Iberville Parish toting everything from four-wheelers to mattresses up to higher ground. Folks with camps on Bayou Sorrel think possible flood waters could eclipse the roofs of most homes there and they're not taking the news lightly. ... more »
  • One dead after barge overturns in Bayou Sorrel

    March 9, 2011 5:27 PM

    IBERVILLE - At least one person is dead after a barge overturned in Bayou Sorrel around 4 p.m. this afternoon. The barge is identified as the work-over rig 'Estis Rig #23', based out of Morgan City. Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office says it does not know why it overturned... more »
  • Iberville sheriff will not seek re-election

    February 8, 2011 3:13 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brent Allain says he will not seek re-election. At a news conference Tuesday, Allain said he's decided not to seek a fourth term. Allain says that it's been an honor to serve the parish but now it's time for him to enjoy life.... more »

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