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  • Aerial spraying scheduled for Tuesday in Iberville Parish

    September 24, 2016 8:33 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH – Officials in Iberville Parish say due to increased mosquito populations, teams will conduct a parish wide aerial spraying Tuesday. Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. said the spraying will start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 27 weather permitting. Residents with existing respiratory problems or sensitivity to... more »
  • Additional cut to be made in road to increase flood relief

    August 25, 2016 3:53 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Iberville Parish officials are preparing massive sandbags that will be dropped into a cut section of highway being used to drain Spanish Lake Basin should a tropical weather system impact south Louisiana next week. Meteorologists are closely monitoring Invest 99. Click HERE for the latest from... more »
  • Ascension, Iberville officials devise plan to drain Spanish Lake

    August 18, 2016 5:37 PM

    SPANISH LAKE - Officials in Ascension and Iberville parishes are putting a plan into motion to relieve flooding in the area around Spanish Lake. Flood water remains in communities off of Bluff Road and in St. Gabriel, and if nothing is done officials suspect that water could remain for... more »
  • Sulfuric acid leak "under control" in Geismar, authorities say

    August 13, 2016 7:37 PM

    GEISMAR - Residents near the Honeywell Plant were alerted just before 11:30 pm that the sulfuric acid leaks at the plant were "under control," according to a fax from Iberville Parish emergency authorities. Residents had been asked to shelter in place after the leak was discovered. A second leak... more »
  • Iberville board approves contract with new superintendent

    August 9, 2016 11:28 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board has unanimously approved a three-year contract for the district's new superintendent, Arthur Joffrion. Joffrion is set to earn a minimum base salary of $165,250 annually starting Wednesday until Aug. 8, 2019. The board also agreed Monday night to pay him an additional... more »
  • Iberville Parish courthouse to close amid upgrades

    July 26, 2016 11:21 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Courthouse is shutting down for about 12 days beginning Tuesday as contractors make $3.1 million in upgrades to the building's air conditioning system. Parish officials have had to line up temporary quarters for several agencies now housed at the courthouse, including Parish President J. Mitchell... more »
  • Part of I-10 east to close starting Friday afternoon

    July 8, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Starting Friday afternoon and into the weekend, the east-bound right lane of I-10 between the east side of the Atchafalaya Bridge to the Iberville Parish line will be closed. The closure will be from Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. until Monday, July 11 at 6... more »
  • 75-year-old man seriously injured after boats collide in Iberville Parish

    July 2, 2016 5:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – The Iberville Parish Sheriff said three people, including a 75 year old man, were injured after a boating accident in Bayou Sorrel Saturday afternoon. According to Brett Stassi, the incident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday near Plaquemine. Three people were hurt after two boats collided, pushing one... more »
  • EBR Coroner: DNA results will be needed to ID body found near Grosse Tete Play Video

    June 15, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office says DNA results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab will be needed to determine whether or not a body found near Grosse Tete belongs to missing school administrator Lyntell Washington. WATCH WBRZ NEWS 2 LIVE UPDATE ON FACEBOOK LIVE... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash in Iberville Parish

    June 1, 2016 12:13 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- A crash on LA 386 in Iberville Parish took the life of a motorcyclist. On May 30 around 2 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash that occurred on LA 386 west of LA 77. The initial investigation revealed that the crash... more »
  • Impaired driver arrested after striking and killing man in car crash

    May 9, 2016 5:57 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A fatal crash in Iberville Parish resulted in the death of a man from Plaquemine and the arrest of an impaired driver. Louisiana State Police responded to a fatal crash on LA 1 in Iberville Parish on Sunday night around 8 p.m. where they found 31-year-old Joseph Tatney of... more »
  • St. Gabriel emergency sirens malfunctioned, rang Friday morning

    April 29, 2016 11:34 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - Emergency sirens malfunctioned, and rang for about twenty minutes on the eastern bank of Iberville Parish Friday. The alarm rang at the signal near the intersection of Bayou Paul Lane and Highway 30 Friday morning. Emergency officials in Iberville Parish said something was wrong with the... more »
  • Plans to drill for brine cause fears about sinkhole in Iberville Parish Play Video

    April 26, 2016 5:38 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- More than 150 residents in Iberville Parish are on edge, fearing an environmental disaster. This comes after they received letters in the mail recently saying a company is planning to drill wells for brine production. Many are having flashbacks to the Bayou Corne sinkhole that emerged not... more »
  • Investigators in Texas looking for clues in Whiskey Bay murder case Play Video

    April 25, 2016 11:14 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Investigators are in Humble, TX looking for more clues in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Elizabeth Ferrell who was found by a fisherman in Whiskey Bay over the weekend. As of Tuesday afternoon, investigators say that Ferrell was supposed to be at work on Friday... more »
  • Body of young woman found in Whiskey Bay

    April 23, 2016 5:35 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - An unidentified body was found in Whiskey Bay Saturday afternoon, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Brett Stassi confirmed deputies recovered the body of a younger woman that was dumped in the area recently. Investigators are currently treating the investigation as a homicide. ... 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 »
  • Boil water advisory for parts of Iberville lifted

    April 12, 2016 4:32 PM

    IBERVILLE- The boil water advisory in Iberville Parish has been lifted as of Thursday, parish officials announced. The water testing indicated no contamination and the water is safe for consumption. The parish origianlly issued a boil water advisory on Tuesday afternoon for residents and businesses on Belleview Road from... more »
  • Man ejected from car after crash with driver who feel asleep

    April 11, 2016 2:13 PM

    RAMAH- Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L are investigating a fatal car crash on Monday in Iberville Parish that took the life of 47-year-old Kenith Simpson of Jackson, MS. The accident occurred on Monday after midnight when 19-year-old Daryann Villareal, also of Jackson, was traveling westbound on I-10 in... more »
  • Man leads deputies on 32-mile high-speed chase through BR

    April 11, 2016 12:37 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Deputies say one man is in custody after he lead officers on a high speed chase for 32 miles on I-10 through Baton Rouge Sunday night. According to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, the chase ended in Denham Springs and Raymond Williams is in custody. An Iberville Parish... more »
  • LSP: 1 dead after wreck involving tow truck in Iberville Parish

    March 9, 2016 1:20 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - State Police reported a crash in Iberville Parish that left one dead after a car ran a stop sign and was hit by a tow truck. Troopers identified the victim of the wreck as 19-year-old Orthello Batiste, of White Castle. State Police say the crash... more »
  • Man dies at boat launch, sheriff reports

    March 3, 2016 5:30 PM

    RAMAH - A man died after a medical emergency at a boat launch in Iberville Parish, the sheriff's office said Thursday. The unidentified man went to retrieve something that fell off a boat and never resurfaced. Investigators believe he had a medical condition that lead to his death in... more »
  • Inmates moved out of jail during HVAC work

    February 22, 2016 12:25 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Inmates at the Iberville Parish jail were moved to various other facilities while crews upgrade the prison's HVAC system. Sunday, 91 men at the jail were moved to the correctional center in La Salle and eight women were moved to Avoyelles Parish. New bookings will be done... more »
  • Former teacher of the year enters no contest plea to student sex charges Play Video

    February 16, 2016 10:45 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - In a solemn manner, former teacher Keavin Keith pleaded no contest to five counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and 30 counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Tuesday morning. #BREAKING Keith even fathered a child with one of his students.... more »
  • Shooting death investigation caused I-10 delays Wednesday

    February 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    RAMAH - A shooting death investigation closed a lane on the I-10 Basin Bridge and caused a 10-mile long traffic jam Wednesday. One lane on the westbound side just west of Ramah in Iberville Parish closed before lunch. Emergency vehicles could be seen in the state traffic camera looking... more »
  • 2 more horses rescued, vet to do health screen on starved animals

    February 2, 2016 11:32 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tuesday, a veterinarian will conduct a health screening on horses suffering from starvation that were rescued by Iberville Parish Animal Control. Recently in separate cases, three horses starved to death and two others were found in poor health. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty... more »
  • 3 horses die of starvation, multiple owners face charges Play Video

    February 1, 2016 5:21 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Three horses are dead after parish workers said they starved to death last week across Iberville Parish. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty charges. In one case a horse was in such bad shape it had to be euthanised. In two other cases, horses... more »
  • 15-year-old accused of Plaquemine High School bomb threats arrested

    January 13, 2016 4:18 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Sheriff’s deputies in Iberville Parish say a 15-year-old student was arrested in connection with a bomb threat made earlier in the day at Plaquemine High School. Investigators said they were able to connect the individual to a similar threat received by 911 on Dec. 14, stating that... more »
  • Sheriff's office opens cold case in Discovery Channel series Play Video

    January 4, 2016 11:38 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Hollywood could help warm-up a woman's murder since the case has gone gold. The Discovery Channel has eyes on Iberville Parish, encouraging the sheirff's office to reopen a cold case dating back 18 years. The murder of 34-year-old Eugenie Boisfontaine in 1997 was reopened August 3,... 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 »
  • Authorities investigate shooting in St. Gabriel Play Video

    December 14, 2015 6:59 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies said they're assisting with a shooting investigation in the city limits of St. Gabriel Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said shots were fired at two different times during the day, and St. Gabriel Police initially handled the investigation. ... 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 »
  • Several arrests made in Iberville Parish narcotics roundup

    December 9, 2015 7:22 PM

    [WBRZ made an editorial decision to remove the video from this story. WBRZ accompanied law enforcement on this story as they were knocking on doors of suspected drug dealers. Family members of a current home owner say portions of the video depicted in the story show deputies knocking on their... more »
  • Family assaults WBRZ photographer after murder plea deal Play Video

    December 4, 2015 6:43 PM

    IBERVILLE - Family members of a man facing murder charges took out their frustrations on a WBRZ photographer outside the Iberville Parish Courthouse Friday. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies booked Josh Falcon and Brandon Martinez into parish jail for simple battery. The two men assaulted the photographer while he was getting... more »
  • Lafayette man killed in crash with 18-wheeler on I-10

    November 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    RAMAH - State police say a 50-year-old Lafayette man died when his small SUV crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish. Trooper Bryan Lee says the accident happened early Friday morning just west of the Ramah exit. Lee says Alton Ortega died... more »
  • Accused drug dealer charged for overdose death Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:05 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities in Iberville Parish accused a man of murder Wednesday after they said he sold prescription narcotics to someone who later died from an overdose. Deputies charged 30-year-old Jeremy Doiron with second-degree murder for the death of Nicholas LeBlanc on Aug. 31. It's a provision in Louisiana... more »
  • Rezoning meeting canceled, residents unable to speak on land controversy Play Video

    October 14, 2015 8:45 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A planning and zoning meeting scheduled for Wednesday night was canceled because there weren't enough board members in attendance. While there weren't enough officials, there were well over 100 Iberville and East Baton Rouge Parish residents ready to voice their opinions about a proposed land rezoning... more »
  • Two killed in Bayou Sorrel wreck

    October 12, 2015 12:02 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said two people died in a wreck this morning in the Bayou Sorrel area. Stassi said the wreck happened shortly after 10 a.m. on Highway 75 at Stampley Drive. The sheriff later identified the people killed in the crash as James... more »
  • Train crash in Iberville Parish kills man from North LA

    October 11, 2015 9:48 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- A 61-year old man was killed this evening, after a train smashed into his car. It happened on LA 1, near the Rocky Canal. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi told WBRZ, that's between White Castle and Donaldsonville and is on the Iberville and Ascension Parish Lines. ... more »
  • Arrest made in boat ramp stabbing

    August 31, 2015 4:24 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities in St. Landry Parish arrested a man accused of stabbing a woman in the neck at a Plaquemine boat launch Monday. Officials said Travis Howell was stopped at a roadblock and arrested. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi told News 2 they believe Howell stabbed the... more »
  • Report: Suspect in rampage has criminal history

    August 27, 2015 1:06 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The suspect accused of killing a police officer and a women in St. Landry Parish Wednesday had been arrested earlier this year in Iberville Parish. KATC TV, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette near where the shooting happened, reported Harrison Lee Riley was arrested for illegal carrying of... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 'Teacher of the Year' indicted for sex with students Play Video

    July 7, 2015 1:33 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A grand jury indicted a former Iberville Parish teacher Tuesday of having sex with multiple students in his classroom. WBRZ has learned the grand jury watched a confession by Keavin Keith, before they rendered their decision to hand up an indictment against him. "This case is... more »
  • License plate readers could target uninsured drivers Play Video

    June 9, 2015 5:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Uninsured drivers in Louisiana could be the target of license plate readers in a pilot program across nine parishes. Right now the details of Senate Bill 250 are being ironed out by legislators. If the bill is passed into law, Ascension and Iberville Parishes would be two... more »
  • Guilty plea as swamp slaying trial set to begin Play Video

    June 2, 2015 11:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The man accused in a gruesome swamp slaying pleaded guilty to the charges against him just before his trial was set to begin Wednesday. Detrell Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges for shooting Kye Boudreaux, who was found dead in May 2014 at his Iberville Parish... more »
  • Former officer charged with carnal knowledge of juvenile

    May 22, 2015 4:18 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators charged a former Plaquemine police officer with carnal knowledge of a juvenile Friday. Deputies accused 18-year-old Chance Martinez of having sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17. Sheriff Brett Stassi said the incident happened when Martinez and the girl were classmates in high school.... more »
  • DNA test to be done in teacher sex case Play Video

    May 20, 2015 7:05 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A disagreement over the father of a one-year-old likely initiated the investigation into an Iberville Parish teacher. Keavin Keith was arrested earlier this week on 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Sources told WBRZ News 2, the teenage girl first accused a classmate of fathering... more »
  • Fake graduation tickets lead to investigation Play Video

    May 18, 2015 6:12 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School District and sheriff's office are looking into fake tickets which led to dozens of students' family members missing their graduation. The school moved graduation ceremonies from the school's football field to the gymnasium due to weather concerns this weekend, leaving less seats for... more »
  • Search for missing boater from Denham Springs enters day 5

    May 6, 2015 1:37 PM

    UPPER GRAND RIVER - Search and rescue crews in Iberville Parish are still combing the Upper Grand River and connected waterways as they look for a boater who fell in the water and disappeared on May 1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they continued to search... more »
  • Heavy rains suspend search for missing Denham Springs boater

    May 4, 2015 1:14 PM

    GRAND RIVER - Search and rescue crews in Iberville Parish for a missing boater from Denham Springs have been suspended for the day to heavy rains that came through the area earlier this afternoon. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents, along with Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office deputies, started... more »
  • Shintech plans Iberville Parish expansion, 100 new jobs

    April 23, 2015 11:48 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... more »
  • New STEM academy program to come to Iberville Parish

    April 19, 2015 2:51 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School System is starting a new academy this fall that will give parents and students yet another choice when it comes to education. Sources say the system's fifth themed academy, called the "Starship Program," will feature a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.... more »
  • Descendants of slave lose legal fight over cemetery Play Video

    April 1, 2015 5:20 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A judge in Iberville Parish ruled against descendants of a slave who claimed ownership of a cemetery that sits adjacent to a chemical plant. The cemetery is in Plaquemine off of River Road next to the Axiall Plant. Descendants of Robert Taylor, a former slave, sued when... more »
  • One dead in fire suspected to be caused by space heater

    March 8, 2015 12:10 PM

    ROSEDALE - A man is dead after a fire broke out at his home in Iberville Parish. Fire officials say they found multiple space heaters throughout the home on 78755 Rosedale Road where 64-year-old Curtis Trosclair lived. The fire happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say they found... more »
  • Locals fight to save Plaquemine lock Play Video

    February 12, 2015 6:53 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish and Plaquemine leaders are fighting to save one of their beloved historic sites. The Plaquemine Lock is one of three state run sites getting the axe after the mid-year budget cuts. Residents say they were shocked when they heard the news. "Its just part of Plaquemine,... more »
  • Slave cemetery, chem plant at center of lawsuit Play Video

    February 9, 2015 6:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A slave cemetery dating back to the 1800's is caught in the middle of a legal fight in Iberville Parish. Family members of Robert Taylor, the former slave who set up the cemetery in 1881, filed a lawsuit when they caught wind that a church was charging for... more »
  • Scathing audit shows problems at Maringouin PD Play Video

    February 2, 2015 5:41 PM

    MARINGOUIN - A scathing audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor found major problems within the Maringouin Police Department. Former Chief John Simien is accused of violating the law, according to the audit. It found Simien billed taxpayers for hotel stays after his conferences were over, received nearly $31,000... more »
  • Iberville residents welcome 24-hour paramedic coverage Play Video

    December 3, 2014 3:57 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Residents with medical emergencies on the east bank of Iberville Parish are about to experience shorter wait times to see paramedics. Parish leaders cut the ribbon on a new ambulance facility that will provide 24-hour paramedic coverage for St. Gabriel and towns nearby. Sally Gentry is... more »
  • Woman violently thrown out of bar still in critical condition

    October 29, 2014 10:50 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON- A woman tossed out of a bar and onto a concrete parking lot remains in critical condition at a hospital following an altercation at the rural hangout Sunday morning. The unidentified woman had bleeding in her brain and needed surgery following the incident at the Pigeon Coop... more »
  • Woman on life support after being thrown out of bar

    October 28, 2014 10:25 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - A bar owner faces charges after a patron was taken to the hospital and was placed on life support following an altercation inside his bar. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies said early Sunday, the woman was cut off from drinking at the Pigeon Coop bar and started... more »
  • Longtime Iberville Parish Police Juror dies

    October 26, 2014 7:59 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- Longtime Iberville Parish Police Juror Aldrich "Tudy" Dupree passed away today at a Baton Rouge Hospital. Family members told WBRZ, he died due to complications from surgery. Dupree was 76 years old. Family members said he was the first African American Deputy for the Iberville Parish... 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 »
  • Iberville Parish puts 31 accused drug dealers behind bars Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:12 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dozens of accused drug dealers were locked up in Iberville Parish Wednesday. It was part of an 18-month undercover investigation that ended with 31 people behind bars, and the second roundup in Iberville Parish since Sheriff Brett Stassi took office two years ago. "I made it... more »

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