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  • Monroe grocery store owner pleads guilty to benefits fraud

    April 3, 2015 11:44 AM

    MONROE - A Monroe grocery store owner has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide cash and ineligible items to SNAP and WIC recipients in exchange for their benefits. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said 60-year-old Allen Woods, of Monroe, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of criminal conspiracy and one count... more »
  • Israeli official: 15 hostages freed from grocery in Paris

    January 9, 2015 11:37 AM

    PARIS - An Israeli government official said 15 hostages were rescued from the kosher grocery in eastern Paris where a gunman was holed up. The official, recounting a conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the French president, said four hostages were killed and 15 freed in at the market... more »
  • Matherne's Downtown an oasis in a food desert check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 5, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The new Matherne's Market on 3rd street downtown opened its doors today as eager customers got their first look inside the new supermarket. "I just kind of jumped up and down like I was at a football game when I saw it was open, because I've been... more »
  • Recommendations proposed to combat food deserts

    July 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For some people, finding a fresh head of lettuce or an orange is not easy since parts of East Baton Rouge Parish lack grocery stores and have been labeled "food deserts." Monday night, The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission presented five recommendations to fix... more »
  • Together BR to discuss "grocery gap"

    July 28, 2014 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Together Baton Rouge will hold a public meeting Monday night to discuss the "grocery gap" in East Baton Rouge Parish. The EBR Food Access Policy Commission was started by Together BR and the Mayor's Health City Initiative to address the lack of grocery stores in some... more »
  • Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    April 24, 2014 2:46 PM

    NEW YORK- Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99. The mega online retailer says the service, called... more »
  • Downtown grocery to open in May check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Investors plan to open a grocery store in downtown Baton Rouge, at the corner of Third Street and Florida Blvd., later this spring. A grocery store is one of the key retail needs identified in a recent Downtown Development District report. The group of investors say the... more »
  • Walk helps raise money to feed those who live in "food deserts"

    November 4, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds take to the streets to help stomp out hunger in Baton Rouge at Greater Baton Rouge Crop Hunger Walk to feed some of the less fortunate in the Capital City. Organizers say there are thousands in Baton Rouge who live in what's called a food desert.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police investigating grocery store robbery

    June 15, 2012 2:10 PM

    Baton Rouge Police are on the lookout for a man accused of robbing a grocery store. Police say the suspect walked into Adams Grocery in the 1400 block of North Acadian around 8:30 this morning with a handgun, demanding money. Anyone with any information on this robbery, is... more »
  • Baton Rouge grocery store catches on fire

    April 6, 2012 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A grocery store on Winbourne Avenue caught on fire Friday morning. Investigators are unsure what started the blaze at the Winbourne Grocery. Firefighters got it under control just before 7 a.m. No injuries were reported. more »
  • Publix customer describes plane crash at Fla. store

    April 3, 2012 7:48 AM

    DELAND, Fla. - A Florida woman says she was grocery shopping when a small experimental plane crashed into the supermarket's meat department. Lisa Cordova was one of three Publix customers injured when the plane crashed Monday into the DeLand store, north of Orlando. Cordova tells the Orlando Sentinel she was... more »
  • Neighborhood says "no" to proposed night club check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2012 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some residents in the Melrose East area strongly oppose a proposed bar. A vacant grocery store on the corner of Florida Blvd. and North Donmoor Ave. has caused quite the controversy. Signs saying, "no bar" like nearby apartment complexes as neighbors say this is just the... more »
  • Three men wanted for grocery store robbery

    December 22, 2011 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three men robbed a grocery store on Choctaw Drive Wednesday morning and police are asking the public for help identifying them. Descriptions of the suspects are: 1. black male, 5'7", dark skinned, slim build, 18-19 years old, wearing light colored hoodie and khaki pants ... more »
  • 13-year-old arrested in shooting outside grocery store

    August 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 13-year-old in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of a popular grocery store on Bluebonnet Boulevard yesterday evening. According to the Sheriff's Office the teen had arranged to buy marijuana from a friend. Investigators say the teen grabbed... more »
  • Tainted beef leads to grocery recalls

    August 14, 2011 3:48 PM

    DODGE CITY, Kan.- At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. The recalls at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co. mainly in the southeastern U.S. stem from meat from National Beef Packaging Co.... more »
  • Scotlandville business owner uncertain about future

    July 27, 2011 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a Scotlandville grocery store says he is not sure about future after being shot in the leg during a robbery. Douglas Sewell has operated Sewell and Son Grocery for more than 40 years. He says he tries to provide his customers with many... more »
  • LPSO: Woman thwarts would-be thieves

    April 21, 2011 5:52 PM

    ALBANY- Three men are in jail after a botched robbery attempt was thwarted by a good Samaritan with a lead foot, according to authorities. It happened Wednesday night at the 43 Grocery and Deli, when sheriff's deputies say Travis Dantzler, 25, and Augustus Fox, 27, robbed the convenience store... more »
  • Man arrested after synthetic marijuana delivery

    January 18, 2011 11:19 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE – A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and 100 packs of illegal synthetic marijuana seized after authorities say he delivered them to a business in St. Martin Parish. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 32-year-old Thaer Zaben as part of a narcotics investigation Jan. 11, after they said he delivered... more »
  • Photos of shooting suspect released

    December 20, 2010 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police have released surveillance photos of a robber who shot a Baton Rouge grocery store clerk in the hip. The shooting at the P&S Grocery happened on Dec. 14 around 5:15 p.m. Investigators with Baton Rouge Police said the man in the photos came in, robbed the... more »
  • Grocery store clerk shot, injured during robbery in BR

    December 14, 2010 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A grocery store clerk was shot during a robbery and the shooter is still on the loose, according to Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. Don Kelly said the shooting happened around 5:15 p.m. at the P&S Grocery on 69th Avenue. He said the clerk was shot in the... more »
  • Last-minute Thanksgiving grocery shopping

    November 25, 2010 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many local grocery stores opened their doors for those last-minute grocery shoppers. Dozens of people made the mad dash to Matherne's on Bluebonnet Boulevard to grab everything from eggs to an entire Thanksgiving feast. Pie crust seemed to be a hot commodity; seven out of... more »
  • Darrow man convicted by judge in fatal shooting

    November 2, 2010 6:09 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A Darrow man was convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of his co-worker outside a Burnside grocery store almost two years ago. At trial, Renaldo Claiborne claimed self-defense in the Dec. 12, 2008, shooting that killed 50-year-old Alcee Miller of Darrow. Defense attorney Pegram Mire Jr. said... more »
  • Feinberg: 4,000 form letters for grocery money

    September 29, 2010 8:44 AM

    The oil spill compensation fund's administrator says about half the households in Plaquemines Parish are using photocopied form letters without any documentation to ask for grocery money. Kenneth Feinberg says he's received 4,000 such letters. He calls it outrageous, and says he cannot pay those claims. One letter cites hardships... more »
  • Four arrested in connection with armed robbery in Loranger

    September 24, 2010 7:49 PM

    Four men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. at a grocery store in Loranger. Police arrested 29-year-old Rodney Miller, 25-year-old Fredrick Conley and 19-year-old Antonio Holden early this morning. Authorities said the three went into the store, pointed weapons at several... more »
  • Couple arrested in money order thefts

    August 27, 2010 6:00 AM

    A grocery store employee and her ex-boyfriend are accused of cashing more than $160,000 in Western Union money orders from a store account. Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies booked Julie E. Gregoire of Labadieville and her boyfriend, David W. Allemand Jr. of Napoleonville each on single counts of felony theft. Detectives... more »
  • Radio reading coming to Lafayette

    February 24, 2010 5:31 AM

    Within weeks, a new radio reading service in Lafayette will broadcast local news, grocery deals and other reading materials of regional interest to the visually impaired. It's been put together by the nonprofit organization Louisiana Audio Information Reading Service - LA-AIRS for short. It now broadcasts readings from a service... more »
  • Grocery stores get rush before winter weather

    February 11, 2010 3:16 PM

    With winter weather on the way to the greater Baton Rouge area, people are hitting grocery stores to stock up on supplies for the next few days. Some people worry if the roads become icy or a significant amount of snow falls, they could be stuck in their homes.... more »

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