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  • Construction underway for Springfield water system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:41 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield, the oldest town in Livingston Parish, has started construction on its own water system. The current water system run by French Settlement Water Company does not reach all 500 residents in Springfield. The people who are left out rely on wells to get water. Some residents in... more »
  • Springfield Mayor to resign in 90 days after plea deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2015 10:46 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Mayor Charles Martin will resign as his position within 90 days a result of a DWI cover-up investigation. After taking a plea deal Monday, Martin apologized for making a mistake. "I know it wasn't the right thing to do," he said. "You know, we discovered... more »
  • Springfield city leaders replace chief of police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:09 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - City leaders replaced the police chief Wednesday night. James Jones resigned after taking a plea deal for charges involving a DWI cover-up. Part of the deal was that he had to quit his job. Jones submitted his letter of resignation and the alderman voted to appoint... more »
  • Small town chief must resign after plea deal over DWI scheme check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 3:22 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town will lose its police chief under a plea deal the now former officer reached with prosecutors in a criminal case over a DWI where the records were cooked. In July 2012, Chief James Jones (pictured right) and Mayor Charles Martin (pictured left) were indicted for... more »
  • Town of Springfield getting new water system

    March 27, 2015 4:11 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish plans to create its own water system for its 500 residents. Mayor Charles Martin says the town has never owned its own water system. The current one is run by French Settlement Water Company, and it doesn't reach all 175... more »
  • Home treatment for lice kills child

    February 5, 2015 7:54 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS- An 18-month-old suffocated, apparently because of a home remedy for head lice that involved mayonnaise and a plastic bag placed on her head. Police say the infant's scalp was covered in mayonnaise and a plastic shopping bag. The girl was left unattended and may have fallen asleep,... more »
  • Holidays perfect for playoff game in one small town check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 28, 2014 9:35 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - As a voice bellowed over the loud speakers at Springfield High Friday night, "alright, dog pound. For tonight's quarter finals, state playoff action, let's welcome our dogs to the dog pound," fans cheered and screamed as their men in blue run onto the field. The Bulldogs took... more »
  • Mayor, police chief want audio tapes thrown out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2014 6:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The longtime mayor and police chief of Springfield went to court Thursday facing felony charges for allegedly covering up a DWI arrest. The pair is accused of reducing charges of an April 2011 DWI to reckless operation. Both were arrested three years ago and face charges of... more »
  • Springfield pulls out Double OT thriller over Walker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2014 11:31 PM

    WALKER - Springfield pulling out a thriller in double overtime over Walker 43-42. After the Wildcats pulled ahead 42-35, the Bulldogs scoring and deciding to go for two to end the game. Walker led 27-0 in the 2nd quarter, but after a weather delay, Springfield stormed back by... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Springfield check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2014 7:17 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Bulldogs are in the midst of the greatest run in school history, and head coach Ryan Serpas would like to see it continue. The Bulldogs have made the class 2A state playoffs for three straight years (the first time in team history for that accomplishment)... more »
  • Springfield DWI cover-up hearing pushed back again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2014 4:48 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Wednesday a judge signed a continuance to push back a hearing for two leaders of a small town in Livingston Parish after they were accused of covering up a DWI arrest three years ago. The long-time mayor of Springfield and the chief of police were arrested and... more »
  • Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

    July 23, 2014 7:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A mom is accused of violating her seven-year-old son's medical privacy by taking a picture of him being examined by a doctor. She was ordered to give up her cell phone after she posted the picture to social media. Mandy Kay Wilson says a security guard... more »
  • Louisiana Band of Choctaws support Wounded Warriors check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 9, 2014 8:08 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians is hosting the Louisiana Heritage Cook Off on Saturday. Chief Shaun Murphy visited 2une In Friday to talk about the event. The Louisiana Heritage Cook Off will feature tepees and crafts, live bands, entertainment for kids and more. Proceeds will... more »
  • Coach charged with child's murder

    February 19, 2014 7:34 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A football coach is charged with murder in the kidnapping and death of a ten-year-old girl he's accused of grabbing off the street. Craig Wood is a middle-school coach and the body of Hailey Owens was found in a house he owns. Police say he and... more »
  • Boat crash kills man in Livingston Parish

    December 6, 2013 11:27 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The cause of a boating crash that killed a man in Livingston Parish is under investigation. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are looking into the Dec. 5 single vessel crash that killed 68-year-old Emil Durbin of Springfield. LDWF agents were called in about the... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief due in court

    March 21, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springfield's mayor and police chief are scheduled to be in court to face charges they conspired to hide a woman's DWI citation, according to the state attorney general's office. A grand jury indicted Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones on charges of obstruction of... more »
  • Burglary suspect caught after schools locked down check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man suspected in a burglary and carjacking after a daylong search in Livingston Parish. Lori Steele, spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, said deputies arrested Jarred Tyquan Anderson Dotey, 19, in suspicion of simple burglary, simple battery and resisting an officer. The... more »
  • Schools locked down during suspect search

    February 18, 2013 10:17 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - Deputies in Livingston Parish locked down schools in Springfield this morning after a robbery suspect was seen near the school grounds. Superintendent John Watson said Springfield's elementary, middle and high schools were all put on "partial lockdown" because of the search this morning. The partial lockdown limits... more »
  • Mass. gas firm president: We'll make things right

    November 26, 2012 5:25 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A Massachusetts company whose worker breached a gas line that led to a massive explosion in one of New England's biggest cities says it'll do whatever it takes to return things to normal. Friday's explosion in downtown Springfield damaged 42 buildings housing businesses and residences. The gas... more »
  • Gas explosion reported in downtown Springfield check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2012 5:35 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Authorities say a natural gas explosion in one of New England's biggest cities has destroyed two buildings but hasn't killed anyone. They say firefighters and gas company workers are among more than a dozen injured people. The explosion in a downtown area of Springfield blew out all... more »
  • Cops: Mass. bargain hunter took home TV, left tot

    November 23, 2012 10:42 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind. Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the... more »
  • Romney decries impending defense spending cuts

    September 27, 2012 3:17 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Mitt Romney is calling the across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect in January "a gun-to-your-head kind of approach." He says the deal President Barack Obama made with Congress "was a strange proposal in the first place," and he says "it's even stranger that we're seeing... more »
  • Mold a growing concern after Hurricane Isaac Play Video

    September 18, 2012 5:59 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Now that the floodwaters are gone, the big concern for many homeowners in areas like lower Livingston Parish is mold. Experts urge ripping out any drywall or insulation damaged by floodwaters. Any moldy items should also be thrown out, including carpets, mattresses and furniture. Volunteer church... more »
  • Livingston deputies arrest ten suspected drug dealers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2012 5:44 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Teams of deputies targeted 19 suspected drug dealers in Livingston Parish. More than half the suspects had been arrested by noon. Deputies said most of the targets are considered mid- to high-level dealers in the parish. Investigators said the cases are solid because they involve certified informants or... more »
  • LPSO: Men caught growing pot on other's property

    August 14, 2012 5:59 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Sheriff's deputies arrested two men in Springfield after they said they found them growing marijuana on someone else's property. Narcotics detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they caught Jeremy Gordon, 26, and Brandon Bridges, 18, caring for marijuana plants on an innocent victim's property on... more »
  • LPSO: Deputies arrest man after finding marijuana

    August 1, 2012 4:46 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Deputies in Livingston Parish arrested a Springfield man in suspicion of selling marijuana. Sheriff's office spokesperson Lori Steele said narcotics agents arrested Brian Keith Williams, 41, after a search of his residence yesterday. Steele said deputies found more than a pound of marijuana and material to... more »
  • Springfield leaders plead "not guilty" to charges

    August 1, 2012 3:50 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The mayor and police chief of Springfield pleaded not guilty today in Livingston Parish to charges they conspired to lessen charges against a woman initially arrested for driving drunk. Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones entered the plea at their arraignment today on charges of... more »
  • Mayor and police chief of La. town indicted Play Video

    July 12, 2012 6:19 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - News traveled fast in the small town of Springfield after Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones were formally indicted after allegedly reducing a DWI ticket to reckless operation. But residents told News 2 they still back the two men. "They good people," says Andy... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief indicted

    July 12, 2012 2:28 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted the mayor and police chief of a Baton Rouge suburb on charges they conspired to hide a woman's 2011 drunken driving citation. Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says Thursday's four-count indictment charges Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James... more »
  • 2 teens arrested following Facebook post

    March 12, 2012 11:43 AM

    SPRINGFIELD- Two students at Springfield High School were arrested after deputies say they posted a threat of violence on Facebook. The Sheriff's Office was contacted by a concerned party that a post had been placed on Facebook advising that a shooting was to occur at Springfield High School on... more »
  • Burglary suspect shot by homeowner check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 22, 2011 5:15 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, La.- A property owner shot a teen trying to break into a Livingston Parish home this morning, according to the sheriff's office. LPSO spokesperson Perry Rushing said they were called out to a shooting on Church of God Road near Springfield around 9 a.m. He said 18-year-old... more »
  • Burglary suspect shot in Livingston Parish

    November 22, 2011 11:26 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - A property owner shot a teen trying to break into a Livingston Parish home this morning, according to the sheriff's office. LPSO spokesperson Perry Rushing said they were called out to a shooting on Church of God Road near Springfield around 9 a.m. He said 18-year-old... more »
  • Gator season starts in Louisiana

    August 31, 2011 6:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Dozens of alligator hunters made their way into the swamps to start their search for gators as the 30-day hunting season began today. Hunting alligators was outlawed in 1962 to help re-population efforts, but reinstated in 1981 to control the growing numbers. "The program is a... more »
  • Lady Gaga will be a guest voice on 'The Simpsons'

    August 24, 2011 1:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Lady Gaga will appear as herself on "The Simpsons." Entertainment Weekly reports she will stop in Springfield to cheer up Lisa and somehow ends up kissing Marge. Lady Gaga says doing the voice is "one of the coolest things I've ever done" and "dad's probably... more »
  • Hiker found after getting lost in Tickfaw State Park

    August 12, 2011 4:16 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A man who went hiking at Tickfaw State Park and lost his way this morning has been found. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, the 20-year-old man was guided out of the woods he was in by a helicopter. Sources told News 2 the man... more »
  • LPSO: Boat burglars target the Springfield area

    July 29, 2011 5:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Deputies are crediting sharp-eyed neighbors for helping them crack a string of burglaries along Livingston Parish rivers. Chief Deputy Jason Ard said Terry Pounder, 17, and Eric Brunet, 23, were arrested in suspicion of breaking into several homes and campsites in the parish. Ard says the two... more »
  • Springfield mayor reacts to arrest

    July 20, 2011 5:51 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- The Mayor and Police Chief of the town of Springfield were back at work Wednesday, less than 24 hours after they were arrested for allegedly trying to cover up the DWI arrest of a woman from Hammond. Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones are accused of Malfeasance... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief arrested

    July 19, 2011 6:54 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Authorities arrested the chief of police and mayor of Springfield today as part of an investigation by the Inspector General's Office. Chief Jimmy Jones confirmed to News 2 he had been arrested, as had Mayor Charles Martin. According to the jail, Jones and Martin were booked... more »
  • Deputies searching for suspect in armed robbery in Springfield

    January 28, 2011 10:07 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Several hundred dollars were stolen in an armed robbery at the Three Way One Stop in Springfield. The alleged thief left the scene on foot and headed northbound on LA 43. Investigators believe he may have gotten into a vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to call... more »
  • Man arrested for growing pot; says he doesn't trust "street pot"

    October 22, 2010 11:31 AM

    Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for growing 27 marijuana plants in a shed. Edward Jones, 33, is charged with growing the weed. Deputies searched the Lower Rome Road property in Springfield, after someone tipped them off. The plants had a street value of about $32,400. Jones told deputies... more »
  • Vandals trash Springfield HS football field

    September 17, 2010 7:14 PM

    Vandals caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the football field at Springfield High School. Alumni said they think it could be the work of a rival school, but police don’t have any suspects. News 2’s Rob Krieger got answers on how the vandals trashed the field. more »
  • Teens and a 7 year old accused of animal cruelty

    July 23, 2010 1:01 PM

    Three Livingston Parish teenagers were arrested, accused of beating a dog with a baseball bat. Deputies were called to Pardue Road in Springfield on the night of July 17th. They found a severly beaten and bloody dog. Witnesses were able to lead deputies to the suspects. ... more »
  • Heat causes I 12 concrete to buckle

    June 18, 2010 12:37 PM

    A section of Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish will remain closed until Saturday. The Department of Transportation and Development is repairing a patch of concrete that buckled due to the heat. The right lane of I-12 West, near the Albany/Springfield exit buckled early Friday morning. It has... more »
  • Crash leaves one dead in Livingston Parish

    December 17, 2009 8:39 AM

    A one vehicle crash in Livingston Parish has left one man dead, and sent two other people to the hospital. Authorities say the three were in a pick-up truck going south on George Settlement Road in Springfield yesterday. The truck ran off the road and hit a tree. The... more »
  • Woman charged in deadly stabbing

    November 24, 2009 10:45 AM

    A woman from Springfield is in jail after a deadly stabbing in Livingston Parish. Deputies say 28-year-old Charlotte Lee admitted stabbing 19-year-old Dana Lindsey multiple times Monday night after an ongoing feud. Investigators say Lee told them it was an accident. She is charged with second degree murder. more »
  • Deputies investigate murder in Springfield

    November 24, 2009 5:07 AM

    Livingston Parish deputies are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened around 10 p.m. Monday night in the town of Springfield. According to Acadian Ambulance, a young woman was killed. We'll have more on this developing story as information becomes available. more »
  • Donation jar stolen in Livingston Parish

    October 28, 2009 10:01 AM

    A man has been arrested for stealing a donation jar overnight. The jar was on the countertop of a Springfield convenience store. The man was able to get away with the jar and the donations inside. The money was supposed to go to the Carter/Williamson families. These families... more »

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