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  • Springfield police chief rehired after resigning for criminal mischief Play Video

    January 6, 2016 5:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield's top cop was back at work this week after he resigned last year as part of a plea deal, and that's raising eyebrows at the Attorney General's Office. Police Chief James Jones and Mayor Charles Martin pleaded guilty to covering up a 2011 DWI arrest for... more »
  • New Springfield water system nearly ready Play Video

    January 4, 2016 4:49 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - After a decade of planning and waiting for funding, the water system in the town of Springfield is nearly finished. For the past few months contractors have worked to lay pipe across the small town. Now the $1.2 million project is in the testing phase as workers look... more »
  • Sheriff's office identifies man killed in shooting

    November 24, 2015 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish identified a man Tuesday who died after he was shot in the parish yesterday. An EBRSO spokesperson said 25-year-old Michael Smith died as a result of his injuries Monday evening. Deputies said Smith was shot in the 300... more »
  • Springfield could get new high school campus Play Video

    November 5, 2015 4:56 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish will get a new high school campus if voters in the area approve a $14 million bond issue. The Livingston Parish School Board will announce plans to call an election in April Thursday night. Most buildings on the current Springfield High... more »
  • Fireman delivers child after responding to 911 call Play Video

    September 17, 2015 2:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A firefighter will likely be forever remembered by one family after an emergency call here recently. Volunteer firefighter Wayne Birt responded to a call of a woman in labor after midnight Sunday. Soon after he arrived, the mother started to give birth and Birt helped deliver the... more »
  • Springfield mayor resigns after plea deal, could come back Play Video

    September 11, 2015 6:36 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The mayor of Springfield in Livingston parish is on his way out of office, but that may not be the last time people see him working for the town. Mayor Charles Martin will resign Sunday after getting caught in a DWI cover-up investigation. In 2011, investigators say Martin... more »
  • Port Vincent, Springfield consider extending business hours

    September 2, 2015 10:33 AM

    PORT VINCENT- Two small Livingston Parish villages are reworking their ordinances to let shopkeepers stay open 24 hours. The Port Vincent Board of Aldermen realized the matter last month, when the police chief asked the village to move alcohol sale hours up by one hour during the week to match... more »
  • Construction underway for Springfield water system 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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