May 30, 2014 10:56 AM
WHITE CASTLE - Deputies identified a 20-year-old man who died after a wreck on LA-1 south of LA Hwy 995.
Authorities said 20-year-old Jye Mitchell of Donaldsonville was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Friday morning after his vehicle ran off the road and hit a... more »
May 20, 2014 11:23 AM
PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said they made a second arrest in connection with the execution-style murder of a man at his camp earlier this month.
Sheriff Brett Stassi said detectives arrested 26-year-old Darrell Georgetown, Jr. of Plaquemine for allegedly giving a ride to the suspected murderer... more »
May 9, 2014 11:10 AM
GROSSE TETE - State police identified a man killed in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on I-10 in Iberville Parish.
Authorities said Michael R. Flournoy, 58, died in the wreck on I-10 East near Grosse Tete. Troopers said Flournoy lost control of his truck, ran off the road and... more »
May 8, 2014 4:31 PM
PLAQUEMINE- The Iberville Parish Sheriff told WBRZ News 2 Thursday afternoon, it appears the motive for a gruesome execution-style killing at a camp in the swamp a day earlier was motivated by money.
Sheriff Brett Stassi said the victim, Kye Boudreaux, did not like to go to his camp... more »
May 7, 2014 4:57 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said the man connected to an execution-style killing confessed to committing the crime.
Stassi said authorities arrested Detrell Scott, 22, on suspicion of first-degree murder and armed robbery Wednesday, hours after the victim was found dead. More than 25 people were interviewed... more »
May 7, 2014 11:01 AM
PLAQUEMINE - Authorities said an Iberville Parish man was found this morning shot in the head at his camp, and someone had tried to burn his truck.
Investigators said the parents of Kye Boudreaux found him dead this morning on the front porch of his camp. His boat had... more »
March 20, 2014 4:45 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Authorities removed dozens of dogs, cats and kittens from an Iberville Parish home Thursday after a complaint that some of the animals had gotten out.
Mark Miglacio with the Iberville Parish Department of Public Works said 16 dogs and 20 cats and kittens were removed from the... more »
February 26, 2014 9:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Krewe of Comogo stopped by 2une In for the first time Wednesday to tell you when and where you can catch their second annual parade.
The 2nd annual parade rolls on Lundi Gras (Monday, March 3rd) in Plaquemine.
Watch the video to find out... more »
February 4, 2014 3:59 PM
PLAQUEMINE - A former Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges she stole money from the department.
Judge Alvin Batiste sentenced Destiny St. Angelo to three years supervised probation for her guilty plea to theft charges. The judge also ordered she pay $14,631.50 in restitution to the... more »
January 3, 2014 6:31 AM
ST. GABRIEL- One man is dead in a single car accident that occured near the ferry landing on River. Rd west of LA Hwy. 327 in Iberville Parish Thursday night.
Louisiana State Police say 24-year-old Cedrick D. Smith of Plaquemine wasn't wearing his seatbelt when the car he was... more »
December 6, 2013 2:58 PM
ST. GABRIEL- Sheriff's deputies in Iberville are looking into the possibility that a body found along the Mississippi River was dumped there by a killer.
The body was discovered Friday off River Road about a quarter of a mile south of the ferry landing. Someone walking nearby saw it... more »
November 26, 2013 3:25 PM
PLAQUEMINE- A man accused in a 20-year-old rape case was arrested late Monday night after DNA perfectly matched a rape kit from November of 1994.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Bernie Metrejean, 39, of St. Mary Parish on drug charges recently. Deputies fingerprinted, photographed and swabbed him for DNA as part... more »
November 7, 2013 4:14 PM
PLAQUEMINE - The Capitol City Family Health Center received word today it will receive a $441,667 federal grant to open up a new health center in Iberville Parish.
The center will provide services for about 3,000 patients per year, and will add about 15 new full time jobs.
... more »
September 17, 2013 10:13 PM
PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Council voted Tuesday night to require all livestock owners to maintain a fence for their animals.
The council and residents had a concern livestock was being left unattended for too long and able to roam free on roads and private property.
"Horses, you... more »
August 22, 2013 3:55 PM
WHITE CASTLE - Sheriff's deputies said no one was hurt after a bus crash in Iberville Parish this afternoon.
Deputies said it happened around 3:40 on LA 1 south of Plaquemine near Random Oaks.
Witnesses said the bus ran off the road and into a ditch in that... more »
August 1, 2013 6:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers have agreed to let Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration sell state property in Iberville Parish and downtown Baton Rouge. The House and Senate natural resources committees approved the sales Thursday at a special meeting in Grand Isle, held where lawmakers were attending a weekend fishing rodeo.... more »
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 »
June 10, 2013 5:38 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH- New FEMA flood maps add more than a thousand people in Iberville Parish to flood zones.
Folks living the Bayou Sorrell and Bayou Pigeon areas were added to the flood maps. Residents received a letter in the mail notifying them of the revisions, and some weren't happy.... more »
May 16, 2013 10:51 PM
PLAQUEMINE- A state lawmaker wants to have a discussion about exploding practice targets featured in a recent WBRZ News 2 report.
"It's a little bit more than protecting your rights. It's actually something that could potentially be used by someone that's not quite ready to be responsible," said State... more »
May 15, 2013 10:11 PM
BAYOU SORREL - An explosive combination is causing a scene in Iberville Parish.
A product marketed as explosive targets mixes ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder to create targets for firearms practice.
Problem is people are using them in large amounts, said Iberville Sheriff's Office Major Johnnie Blanchard. One... more »
April 9, 2013 8:08 AM
PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board has entered into an agreement with the sheriff's office to better secure the district's 10 school campuses through the addition of four new school resource officers, a truancy officer and nine school crossing guards. Chief Financial Officer Jolain Landry said during the board's... more »
April 4, 2013 4:32 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Detectives released photos today of four people suspected in stealing a dozen iPads from an Iberville Parish store.
Investigators said on April 1 the two women and two men stole a total of 12 iPads from the Plaquemine Walmart.
Deputies released their photos and a picture... more »
March 21, 2013 7:54 AM
PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Council has voted to join five other parishes to begin the process of planning for an ambitious new highway project called the West Bank Connector. If built, the West Bank Connector would alleviate major delays for commuters crossing the Mississippi River on Interstate 10. The... more »
March 7, 2013 10:19 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - The use and sale of illegal prescription drugs is on the rise around the country. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi says he's seen numbers in his parish become more prevalent than marijuana and cocaine charges.
"With the easy access, you don't have to go look for... more »
March 7, 2013 1:16 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - Thursday morning, police arrested dozens of suspected drug dealers while many of them were still in their pajamas.
Just before 6:30 a.m. Iberville Sheriff's deputies, Plaquemine Police and the state drug task force, L.E.A.D., began busting people for selling prescription drugs.
"We're going to do... more »
March 1, 2013 8:20 AM
ST. GABRIEL - Some residents and city leaders in St. Gabriel are looking to break away from the parish's school district to form their own municipal system. St. Gabriel Mayor Lionel Johnson said Thursday the community wants to opt out of the parish's school system because of "years of frustration"... more »
February 20, 2013 6:57 AM
PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. says the parish is set to advertise for bids to build the planned Ochsner Health System medical complex along Highway 1. On Feb. 28, Ourso says the Iberville Parish medical facility is going out for public bid. Construction is expected to... more »
February 14, 2013 2:56 PM
MARINGOUIN - A driver employed by the Iberville Parish School Board worked overnight at the parish sheriff's office before wrecking a bus with more than dozen students on it this morning, according to the deputies.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the bus driver is an overnight dispatcher for... more »
February 7, 2013 12:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish man is in jail, accused of trying to kill an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy.
Stephen Gordon, 23, was reported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office last night when he was seen on Chippendale Drive, off of Tiger Bend Road, holding... more »
January 29, 2013 4:50 PM
BAYOU PIGEON - Less than 48 hours after he was released from jail, an Iberville Parish man was arrested and accused of breaking into his neighbor's house in Iberville Parish.
That neighbor told News 2 it was the 13th time he broke into her home.
"For about three... more »
January 28, 2013 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a 10-year-old from Iberville Parish left a threatening message at St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge this weekend.
Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said the boy was charged with Terrorizing and released to his parents. He said the boy has no known... more »
January 18, 2013 9:53 PM
BAYOU SORREL- The Coast Guard will perform a controlled burn after 5,000 gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline in Iberville Parish.
The burn will happen Saturday.
The leak was reported on January 9th at the Frog Lake Bayou Sorrel facility, owned by ORB Exploration. 1,750 gallons have... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
January 9, 2013 4:45 PM
SUNSHINE- Nakia Nelson can barely get to her Sunshine home, after heavy rains overnight brought her a rude awakening.
"Water was everywhere, I wasn't even able to get out of the bed the water was so high," Nelson told News 2.
And according to Nelson and her neighbors,... more »
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 »
January 3, 2013 7:29 PM
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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 »
December 12, 2012 11:04 AM
BELLE ROSE- Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says detectives have arrested a 28-year-old Napoleonville man accused of shooting and killing a Thibodaux man last week during an armed robbery in Belle Rose. Waguespack said in a news release received by The Advocate Harrison Truehill was booked Tuesday night with second-degree... more »
November 20, 2012 9:43 PM
RAMAH- Drilling crews have returned to an area where a drilling disaster happened in 2007.
Then, a blowout preventer failed and ignited a fireball. The inferno shutdown the I-10 Basin Bridge for ten days.
Since then, rules have been changed. Now, a company has received a permit to... more »
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 »
November 14, 2012 3:27 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Big changes are coming to two boat launches in Iberville Parish. Two grants were recently awarded to the parish to upgrade launches in Bayou Pigeon and Bayou Sorrel.
Donald Marionneaux has been fishing and hunting his entire life. He believes any changes will improve the busy boat... more »
November 13, 2012 3:41 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Residents in Iberville Parish aren't happy with a stench that hangs in the air. The Parish recently switched to a new trash schedule a couple of months ago to accommodate a tight budget.
Right now, residents only receive trash pickup once a week. Morticia Pierce is concerned for... more »
October 26, 2012 4:45 PM
ST. GABRIEL - A $6.1 million loan means Iberville Parish can move ahead with plans to build affordable housing.
City Council approved the measure Tuesday night.
The parish's loan goes to Mississippi's New Horizons Group. The loan is part of $40 million in federal grants under the Disaster... more »
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 »
September 24, 2012 3:51 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Investigators in Iberville Parish identified two men found shot to death inside a car Monday morning.
The car was found on LA 1 near St. Louis Street. The men were identified as 38-year old Ronald Harrell and 46-year old Junius Dedrick III.
According to investigators, someone... more »
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 »
September 11, 2012 6:19 PM
BAYOU SORREL - Two teen sisters struck by a hit-and-run driver are recovering in Iberville Parish tonight.
Tyler Ganaway and her sister C'Leste were waiting for the school bus in Bayou Sorrel when they said a pickup knocked them off the side of the road.
"He hit me... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
May 21, 2012 3:57 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - Frantic calls for help at the Iberville Parish Emergency Operations Center flooded phone lines Friday night.
It followed the driver of an 18-wheeler traveling the wrong way on Interstate 10.
"He was flying," one caller told dispatchers.
"Is he still traveling?" the dispatcher asked.... more »
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 »
February 19, 2012 3:51 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Police say one man was killed in a shooting at a Mardi Gras parade in Plaquemine in Iberville Parish. Now, detectives are looking for 25-year old Akeem Gailes. The victim was identified as 27-year old Dwayne Smith.
Plaquemine police Capt. Kenny Payne said nobody else was injured in... more »
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 »
January 24, 2012 2:58 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Workers gave the all-clear today for the largest Iberville Parish Head Start center to re-open after a small amount of mold caused supervisors to close it.
The mold was found in a classroom on Monday, and officials chose to close the center today so a remediation specialist... more »
December 9, 2011 10:03 PM
BAYOU SORREL- Authorities in Iberville Parish say burglaries have been on the rise since the holiday season started.
Almost a dozen burglaries across the parish have been reported. The thieves have snatched up electronics, jewelery, guns and even Christmas gifts, and they leave the homes disheveled. The latest hits... more »
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 »
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 »
October 3, 2011 5:23 PM
PLAQUEMINE, La.- Students and parents rallied against cyberbullying today at Iberville Parish Math, Science and Arts Academy West.
More than 800 people at the rally wore shirts with the word "delete." It's a message that stands for delete the digital drama.
Skylar McCormick, a student at MSA West,... more »
September 2, 2011 4:07 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - People living along Bayou Sorrel tried to get their homes ready for expected storms today, while they waited to see how high the bayou will rise.
The parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has gone to 24-hour monitoring of the bayou and the winds.
People haven't... more »
June 16, 2011 7:03 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Two men from Iberville Parish were arrested after investigators said they were caught stealing crawfish traps.
Deputies charged Darren DJ Smith and Jimmie Floyd with theft of crawfish last week. A group of fishermen who suspected their traps were being poached held a stakeout for the thieves... more »
June 13, 2011 3:22 AM
BATON ROUGE- The White Castle ferry returns to service today.
The Plaquemine landing has been closed since May 6 due to high water on the Mississippi River.
The White Castle ferry operates from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. more »
May 31, 2011 3:39 AM
PLAQUEMINE- A 44-year-old woman was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle crash in Iberville Parish.
It happened shortly after 8 p.m. on Highway 75 just south of Jack Miller Landing.
Troopers say Lola Light lost control of a vehicle, and it ran off the roadway. The vehicle came... more »
May 25, 2011 2:34 PM
PLAQUEMINE, La. - Three investigations have been launched to determine what caused the deaths of two workers inside an industrial container at Shintech's Iberville Parish plant.
Shintech, Louisiana State Police and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration are all investigating the deaths, which happened Sunday.... more »
May 21, 2011 9:44 AM
BATON ROUGE- The east and westbound exit ramps off I-10 at LA 975 in Iberville Parish are closed because of high water. Both exit ramps have been closed to traffic and for turn-arounds.
Interstate 10 intersects LA 975 west of Ramah at milepost 127. DOTD has placed barricades at... more »
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 »
May 14, 2011 8:42 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Sandbags are being made available in Iberville Parish to prepare for possible flooding there.
A 300-foot stretch of the Mississippi River levee between Bayou Goula and White Castle has been sandbagged as a precautionary measure, according to the parish president's office.
Sandbags may also be picked... more »
May 6, 2011 10:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - The owner of a tiger on display at an Iberville Parish truck stop will not receive any new permits to keep the animal, according to a judge's ruling today.
The Advocate reports District Judge Mike Caldwell ruled that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries can't... more »
May 1, 2011 10:07 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH- An inmate escaped from the Iberville Parish Jail this evening leading deputies on a high speed chase through two parishes.
Before it was all over, deputies fired two shots at Francois Charles. Charles was serving time for carjacking and drugs. Deputies say Charles managed to overpower three... more »
February 28, 2011 10:26 AM
GONZALES - Kathleen Fitzpatrick plead not guilty in an Ascension Parish courtroom this morning to felony hit and run charges. Fitzpatrick was arrested in December after allegedly striking 22-year-old Tommie Hadley along LA 32 near Prairieville and then fleeing the scene. Hadley died shorty after being transferred from the scene.... more »
January 31, 2011 4:32 PM
PLAQUEMINE - A thief got away with more than $300 worth of copper, twice, in Iberville Parish. The thief targeted copper air conditioning piping at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center in Plaquemine.
The parish spent more than $3,000 to replace the stolen piping. Less than a week later... more »
December 29, 2010 5:56 PM
ST. GABRIEL - First-time home buyers in St. Gabriel are getting help to achieve the American dream.
A subdivision geared toward affordable housing has opened up off River Road in Iberville parish. The homes come complete with kitchen appliances, vaulted ceilings, and 100% financing; each cost just over $100,000.... more »
December 23, 2010 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who died after she was hit by a vehicle while walking down a local highway has helped to save the lives of six others.
Tommie Hadley, 21, known as Chrisy to her family, was taken off life support yesterday. She was a registered organ... more »
December 20, 2010 9:06 AM
PLAQUEMINE - Louisiana State Police say James Hayes died in a crash Sunday night on LA 1 at LA 1148 in Iberville Parish. Troopers say a tractor-trailer was turning left onto LA 1 when a vehicle driven by Hayes hit the trailer and burst into flames. Hayes was not wearing... more »