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  • Boil water advisory issued for residents on Hwy. 405 to Iberville/Ascension parish line

    September 26, 2016 4:37 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH – Iberville Parish Water District No. 3 has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Highway 405 from Texas Road south to the Iberville/Ascension parish line. The boil water advisory is due to a broken water line. According to the water district, residents on the intersecting... more »
  • SBA to open disaster loan outreach center in Iberville Parish

    September 16, 2016 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Sept. 19, in Iberville Parish to assist flood victims. The center will be at the East Iberville Gym located at 3285 Highway 75 in St. Gabriel and will be open from 9... more »
  • Crews begin cutting road to relieve flooding Play Video

    August 22, 2016 5:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Crews cut a 40-foot section of Alligator Bayou Road Tuesday, in an effort to relieve rising water in the Spanish Lake Basin area. Earlier this week, pumps were set up and working at the Ascension and Iberville Parish line to try and drain the basin to give residents... more »
  • Waste pick to resume Tuesday for Iberville, Zachary and EBR

    August 15, 2016 5:57 PM

    Garbage and waste collections will resume for residents of East Baton Rouge and Iberville Parish on Tuesday. For EBR, only solid waste garbage routes will be collected on Tuesday and on a limited basis and bulky household debris will not be collected yet. Also, recycling collection is suspended for Tuesday... more »
  • Power back on in Plaquemine after planned power outages Play Video

    August 4, 2016 11:51 PM

    IBERVILLE - The power is back on in Plaquemine after repairs to an Entergy substation were completed overnight. The power was expected to be out from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., but many residents saw unplanned outages in advance of the planned work due to severe weather earlier in... more »
  • Man dies after rear-ending 18-wheeler in Iberville Parish

    August 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    RAMAH – A man from Mandeville is dead after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Iberville Parish. On Tuesday around 10 p.m. Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound, east of Whiskey Bay that took the life of 50-year-old Marty Wyatt of... more »
  • Pedestrian struck by deputy's vehicle in Plaquemine

    July 23, 2016 10:54 PM

    CORRECTION: A previous version of the story said the incident happened near a Burger King in Plaquemine. Stassi corrected the location to Mike's Club Sunday afternoon. PLAQUEMINE – A woman was struck by an Iberville Sheriff’s vehicle and is in stable condition Sunday afternoon, according to Iberville Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Natural causes suspected in woman's death near Whiskey Bay

    May 25, 2016 12:08 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 65-year-old woman's body was found in a car underneath the Whiskey Bay Bridge, but Sheriff Brett Stassi says foul play isn't suspected. It is believed that the woman died of natural cuases. Sheriff Stassi told News 2... more »
  • Sheriff: High profile cases have drawn killers to Whiskey Bay Play Video

    April 29, 2016 11:36 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi believes high-profile murders have made Whiskey Bay a dumping ground for bodies. That's what he told News 2 Friday after a man from Texas was charged with killing his wife and leaving her body there. 28-year-old Elizabeth Ferrell's body was found... more »
  • Iberville residents voice concerns about drilling plans Play Video

    April 28, 2016 11:37 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Residents brought up a sinkhole that opened in Bayou Corne four years ago several times at a meeting Thursday night in White Castle. The company Shintech wants to drill for brine in Iberville Parish, but many residents are having flashbacks to the already-existing sinkhole that isn't... more »
  • Man caught stealing batteries off tractors

    April 20, 2016 4:50 PM

    ROSEDALE - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say is behind a series of battery thefts in the Rosedale-area. Deputies began investigating after receiving several reports batteries were being stolen off of tractors. They say their investigation led them to arrest Derek Gaudet, 42. Gaudet... more »
  • Iberville School Board postpones decision on social media ban Play Video

    April 5, 2016 12:18 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - There's a possible crackdown in the works on what Iberville Parish School Board members are allowed to post on social media. An item on the agenda Monday night would have banned board members from talking about board issues online. The school system regulates how its staff and students... more »
  • Platform fire will keep burning into Tuesday evening

    March 15, 2016 10:23 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - A fire at an oil platform deep in the swamp will continue to burn into Tuesday evening as crews in boats monitor containment boom in the area after an explosion earlier in the day. Shortly after 9 a.m. a storage tank exploded on the platform in... more »
  • Sugar cane tractor collides with train

    December 17, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A train collided with a sugar cane farmer's tractor in Iberville Parish Thursday, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff Brett Stassi said nobody was hurt in the collision. The collision happened on Catherine Road at LA 1 just after 1 p.m. according to the sheriff's... 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 »
  • Pipeline expansion to feed Iberville Parish industry Play Video

    December 10, 2015 7:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Water Works is replacing an 18 mile pipeline so heavy industry can expand. The project will double the size of a current pipeline and raise two water towers several feet in District #3. The Department of Health and Hospitals awarded Iberville Parish an $8 million loan... more »
  • Police chief's son cleared by grand jury after deadly shooting

    December 10, 2015 4:02 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A grand jury returned a no true bill in a case against the son of St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau – effectively clearing him of any wrongdoing. The jury met Thursday months after a parish grand jury was set and canceled after the state took control... more »
  • Huge zoning issue causes controversy Play Video

    October 12, 2015 10:23 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A landowner in Iberville Parish has filed an application to rezone nearly 2,000 acres of land now used primarily for agriculture. The landowner is asking to change the property from residential to heavy industrial. The land, located between River Road and La. 30 has the attention... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in accident Saturday night

    October 4, 2015 11:28 AM

    BAYOU SORREL, La. - A bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday night. According to State Police, Brandi Mendoza, 23, was travelling southbound on LA 75 on her bicycle. Bradley Poston, 41, approached Mendoza from behind, when the right side of his vehicle struck Mendoza on her bicycle. Mendoza... more »
  • Mistakenly released killer arrested in Georgia

    October 2, 2015 1:52 AM

    ATLANTA- Authorities have captured an inmate that was mistakenly let out of a jail earlier this week in Louisiana. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Benjuiel Johnson, 32, just after midnight Friday morning at a motel just outside of Atlanta. Authorities in Georgia said a Gwinett County deputy assigned to... more »
  • Iberville school board approves school choice policy

    August 11, 2015 8:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- The Iberville Parish School Board has approved the district's school choice policy, which sets the standards by which students enrolled in Iberville schools with poor academic performance can transfer to better schools within the parish. The board's 8-1 vote Monday night comes a year after Legislature mandated local districts... 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 »
  • New $22 million medical complex in Plaquemine big hit

    August 5, 2015 9:24 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish officials predicted six months ago that residents would be eager to have the new Ochsner Medical Complex in the parish. Since opening in January, Eric McMillen, CEO of Ochsner's Baton Rouge region says the $22 million medical complex is seeing nearly double the daily traffic officials had... more »
  • Deputies: couple got high at jail

    July 30, 2015 11:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Two people seemed to have surrendered to authorities on drug charges since they're accused of getting high at the jail. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Candy Latiolais and Michael Duncan were arrested when deputies found Latiolais, who was visiting the jail, injecting narcotics into her arm... more »
  • Iberville school board denies request for charter school

    July 14, 2015 11:13 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - After the Iberville Parish School Board denied its application to open a charter school, the group of North Iberville parents and community leaders pushing for the school will now have to appeal to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Advocate reports the board's unanimous... more »
  • Election results for May ballot

    May 2, 2015 11:56 PM

    Baton Rouge - All ten tax proposals got a yes from voters in the WBRZ viewing area. Nine of them were renewals and one of them was a new tax. In east Baton Rouge parish, two tax proposals from the St. George Fire Department Passed. A Renewal tax which... more »
  • Since all schools have power, classes resume in Iberville Wednesday

    April 28, 2015 10:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Students in Iberville Parish will return to school as scheduled Wednesday. The superintendent said Tuesday, all facilities had power restored and classes would resume. Some schools were closed Tuesday because power was out following a day of severe weather. As of this post, only about 1500... more »
  • Friday afternoon storms wreak havoc in Bayou Pigeon

    April 24, 2015 7:38 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - Strong storms damaged a trailer park in Iberville Parish Friday evening, according to authorities. Sheriff Brett Stassi said several trailers at the park in Bayou Pigeon were damaged, and one unoccupied trailer was blown over. Three of the trailers had roof damage. "It was like... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • New plant will bring jobs to Iberville Parish

    April 23, 2015 10:07 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Shintech will spend $1.4 billion to add an ethylene plant at its Iberville Parish facility. The company said in a news release that the plant will create 100 new jobs, with an average annual salary of $68,500, plus benefits. The new project will lift Shintech's total capital investment to... more »
  • Tennis tourney to support veterans Play Video

    February 24, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Great news for tennis enthusiasts! It's time for the annual Iberville Bank Team Tennis Challenge. Proceeds from the tournament benefit 'Support Our War Heroes". The tournament runs Friday, March 6th - Sunday, March 8th. Organizers say 300 players are expected to participate. There's also a gala... more »
  • Rogers' will could become next saga; estate valued at $165,000 Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:56 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A day after details about the double-life TV personality Scott Rogers was living came to light, more of his past unraveled Friday. Rogers' friend, Darla O'Connor, told WBRZ in an exclusive interview, Rogers became unrecognizable. "He became a man I did not know," she said.... more »
  • Scott Rogers' double life exposed Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:26 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Recently released case files show the magnitude of the double life local celebrity Scott Rogers was living. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained dozens of crime scene and autopsy pictures, hours of recorded interviews with people who knew Rogers and packets of notes written by... more »
  • Pair arrested with dead cows in trunk

    January 21, 2015 10:58 PM

    GROSSE TETE - A man and woman were arrested, accused of shooting calves in a field then stealing the dead animals. Deputies posted the booking photos of the two individuals and a graphic picture of the evidence. Investigators said after shooting the cows with a compound bow, they loaded... more »
  • Lane closure on Whiskey Bay Bridge scheduled next week

    December 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    IBERVILLE - Motorists who travel eastbound on I-10 across the Whiskey Bay Bridge will want to be aware of a lane closure, scheduled for high volume morning commute hours, next week. State traffic officials say the right lane of I-10, between mile marker 126.8 and 126.9, will be closed... more »
  • WBR judge faces sanctions over free trip Play Video

    September 19, 2014 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge in West Baton Rouge Parish is under fire for taking an all-expense paid trip to Texas. The judge's mode of transportation for the free trip: a private jet. The state judiciary commission says Judge Robin Free exploited his position and recommends he be suspended... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 2, 2014 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
  • Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    August 20, 2014 10:19 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday. The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the parish... more »
  • Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... more »
  • Iberville School Board sues BESE over charter funding Play Video

    August 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    IBERVILLE - The Iberville Parish School District is suing the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for more than $3 million saying BESE is wrongfully giving district money to a charter school. The Iberville School Board voted Monday to file suit saying state funding is being inappropriately allocated. ... more »
  • Second train wreck reported in the area

    August 1, 2014 4:42 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A second train wreck has slowed traffic and forced emergency responders into action in our area Friday. Witnesses told WBRZ News 2, a car and train collided in Iberville Parish near the National Guard complex. The train came to a stop near the crossing on Belleview Drive.... more »
  • 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 »

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