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  • Dozens of cats, dogs taken from home

    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 »
  • Krewe of Comogo celebrates on Lundi Gras Play Video

    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 »
  • Former deputy pleads guilty to theft

    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 »
  • Local rapper killed in Iberville crash

    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 »
  • Man's body found, possibly murdered Play Video

    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 »
  • Arrest made in rape from 20 years ago Play Video

    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 »
  • New health center coming to Iberville Parish Play Video

    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 »
  • Council: livestock must be fenced in Play Video

    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 »
  • Bus wreck reported in Iberville Parish

    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 »
  • Lawmakers approve property sales Thursday

    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 »
  • I-10 back open after truck loses load

    June 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic is now moving in all lanes heading east toward Baton Rouge through Iberville Parish. Just before 6 a.m. Thursday the interstate had to be shut down near Grosse Tete after State Police said a tractor-trailer lost its load on the highway. Traffic had to pass... more »
  • Flood map changes anger some in Iberville Parish Play Video

    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 »
  • Lawmaker plans to address exploding targets after News 2 report

    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 »
  • Huge explosion shakes neighborhood but it's legal Play Video

    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 »
  • Iberville beefing up school security

    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 »
  • Four sought in iPad thefts

    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 »
  • Iberville Parish Council approves connector idea

    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 »
  • Illegal prescriptions making the rounds Play Video

    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 »
  • Prescription drug distribution a "serious" problem for parish Play Video

    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 »
  • Breakaway school district proposed in Iberville Parish

    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 »
  • Iberville council discusses new medical facility

    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 »
  • Bus driver worked overnight before wreck Play Video

    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 »
  • Man accused of shooting at sheriff's deputy

    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 »
  • Three men arrested following long-standing feud Play Video

    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 »
  • BRPD: 10-year-old called in threat to academy

    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 »
  • Oil spill to be burned off Saturday

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Sunshine under water after heavy overnight rains Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Man booked in robbery, shooting death

    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 »
  • New drilling operation near fiery I-10 blowout site

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Big improvements coming to Iberville Parish boat launches Play Video

    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 »
  • Residents upset about new trash schedule in Iberville Parish Play Video

    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 »
  • New affordable housing in Iberville Parish

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Murder victims in Plaquemine identified Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Teens struck by hit-and-run driver tell their story Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Frantic 911 calls released in "wrong way" big rig incident Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • One dead after shooting at Plaquemine Parade

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Head Start facility to reopen after mold found Play Video

    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 »
  • Burglaries on the rise in Iberville Parish

    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 »
  • Fugitive's body found in bayou Play Video

    December 7, 2011 4:14 PM

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

    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 »
  • Iberville monitoring Bayou Sorrel

    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 »
  • Two arrested for stealing crawfish traps in Iberville Parish

    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 »
  • White Castle ferry returns to service

    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 »
  • Unrestrained driver killed when car goes into bayou

    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 »
  • Shintech plant manager: Workers likely suffocated

    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 »
  • Exit ramps closed due to high water

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Iberville Parish continues flood preparations

    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 »
  • Judge: No more permits for truck stop tiger

    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 »
  • Inmate escapes Iberville Parish jail, leads deputies on high speed chase

    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 »
  • Fitzpatrick pleads not guilty in hit and run case

    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 »
  • Copper thief strikes twice at Civic Center in Plaquemine

    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 »
  • St. Gabriel subdivision aims at first-time homebuyers

    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 »
  • Hit-and-run victim donates organs, saves 6

    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 »
  • Victim identified in fatal Iberville Parish crash

    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 »
  • School Board to vote on Iberville Parish High School redesign

    December 13, 2010 5:49 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - A proposal to redesign high schools in Iberville Parish is taking heat from people in White Castle. Many don't support the planned vote by the school board at tonight's meeting. Superintendent Ed Cancienne said the redesign will give students the opportunity to take courses at other... more »
  • Investigation continues in death of Lafayette man

    November 9, 2010 6:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE - An investigation is continuing into the death of a 43-year-old man whose body was found by police early Saturday morning behind a grocery store in Lafayette. Thomas Jolivette's vehicle was found partially submerged in a canal in Iberville Parish. Lafayette police say Jolivette's vehicle has been brought back... more »
  • DEQ: sewage pond leaked into waterways for thirty years

    October 22, 2010 6:53 PM

    A trailer park owner is cleaning up a sewage pond in Iberville Parish after it went unnoticed by state inspectors for thirty years. The pond is at a trailer park that closed in May, and officials believe runoff from it may have seeped into the Upper Grand River and other... more »
  • UPDATE: 28-year-old dies in White Castle ATV collision

    September 7, 2010 2:41 PM

    Authorities in Iberville Parish said one person has died in the area's only fatal accident over the Labor Day weekend. White Castle Police said 28-year-old Jerome Wesley died Monday evening after the ATV he was riding went into the road near Louisiana Highway 1 and Lacroix Road and collided... more »
  • New plant means jobs for Iberville Parish

    August 23, 2010 10:25 PM

    Plaquemine is adding to its refining industry with a specialty plant. State and company leaders broke ground on a $350 million facility. The plant will operate under the name Flopam and make chemicals used in water treatment and purification. State economy analysts estimate 900 indirect jobs will be created,... more »
  • Iberville Parish demands sewage pond clean-up

    August 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    Raw sewage could be seeping into the water supply in Iberville Parish. It's coming from a sewage facility at a closed trailer park on River Road. Human waste flows inside a shed at the former Scavone Trailer Park. A pond filled with overgrown plants and feces sits behind the... more »
  • Iberville Parish plans for new hospital

    July 21, 2010 8:00 PM

    Iberville Parish has been without a hospital for more than a year, but now there's money for a new one. Parish President Mitchell Ourso hopes it will open in less than two years. River West Medical Center was the only hospital in the parish until it closed last year because... more »
  • Budget cuts impact State Historic Sites

    July 20, 2010 6:10 PM

    Tourism in Louisiana may take a hit because of state budget cuts. Some popular State Historic Sites will shut down during normal business hours and tourists will have to schedule an appointment before visiting the sites. Los Adaes, Winter Quarters, Plaquemine Lock, Marksville, Fort Pike, Fort Jesup and... more »
  • Board of ethics challenges White Castle Mayor's candidacy

    July 15, 2010 5:21 PM

    The State Board of Ethics is objecting to the re-election candidacy of White Castle Mayor Maurice Brown because of an alleged campaign finance disclosure. According to the court papers filed in Iberville Parish, when Brown qualified last Friday, July 9, he signed a candidacy form that stated “I do not... more »
  • Inmate attacks guards, escapes from jail

    June 16, 2010 4:35 PM

    A man accused of raping a juvenile and brutally beating an elderly couple in Iberville Parish escaped from jail three nights ago. Deputies say 28-year-old Stevenson Marshall attacked two jail guards and locked another one in a cell. He was caught in a subdivision about 200 yards away five... more »

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