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  • Infant alone while parents went to store

    July 13, 2015 9:02 PM

    BROOKLYN PARK, MARYLAND- An 8-month old was left alone and his parents face charges for leaving him while they walked to a convenience store. The family was staying with a friend who called police after coming home to find the infant in an unlocked apartment. When the parents returned,... more »
  • Armed man robs department store

    May 21, 2015 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos Thursday of a man who they said robbed the Siegen Lane Target overnight. Detectives said a worker was collecting money from the registers around 10:45 p.m. when the man approached her, lifted his shirt and showed her a gun. EBRSO said... more »
  • Purse thief sought by EBRSO

    May 11, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released a photo of a man sought by authorities for stealing a purse from a vehicle at an East Baton Rouge Parish store. Deputies said it happened on April 17 around 10:30 p.m. at the Family Dollar at 9999 Burbank Drive. The victim said... more »
  • Couple arrested in dollar store shooting

    May 9, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a couple involved in a shooting outside a dollar store last month. Baton Rouge Police arrested 22-year-old Junise Griffin and 21-year-old Oliver Robinson after they got in an argument with two of the victims inside a Dollar General store on the 5400 block of... more »
  • 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 »
  • A cab ride to a heist

    January 20, 2015 7:50 PM

    WILMINGTON-DELAWARE- A woman called a cab for a trip to a convenience store and loaded up her toddler to go with her at 3:30 in the morning. Turns out, the cab ride was to rob the store, according to police. State troopers say Amanda Paoletti told the cabbie to... more »
  • Convenience store fire under investigation

    September 29, 2014 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what started a fire at a convenience store in Baton Rouge this morning. It happened just after 11 a.m. at the Stop and Go #1 in the 2600 block of Thomas Road. Firefighters arrived to find the fire behind the counter... more »
  • Man wanted for robbing convenience store

    August 28, 2014 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives are investigating the robbery of a convenience store in Baton Rouge. They say on August 26 around 8 p.m., the suspect walked into the Hop-In Chevron Service Station at 2915 Highland Road, grabbed money from the cash register and fled on foot. He was last... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers already out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of shoppers are out before Thanksgiving, and the stores are getting ready for Black Friday. Some shoppers say they're trying to get in before the crowds, while others are shopping now so it wont interfere with watching football. "We're going to the LSU game,... more »
  • Tax district planned for new shopping center

    November 7, 2013 11:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City leaders approved setting an economic development district up for a planned new shopping center along the interstate. The Springs at Riverside Landing is expected to have restaurants and other merchants. Construction could start at the end of the year if the environmental impact study is approved.... more »
  • Police search for successful bank robber

    October 30, 2013 9:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank inside a grocery store Wednesday afternoon. The man is seen on security video at the Teche Bank inside the Neighborhood Walmart on Old Hammond Highway just before 5 p.m. He told the teller he had a weapon... more »
  • Crooks wanted after gun-toting tirade

    October 1, 2013 10:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for two guys who walked into a store east of town with their guns drawn and held the clerk at bay while they tore up the sales counter. Their tirade was caught on security video. The video shows one man holding... more »
  • Man wanted for robbing Baton Rouge convenience store

    September 5, 2013 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are asking for your help in identifying a man accused of robbing a local convenience store. It happened at the Circle K on Government Street on August 22 around 9:20 a.m. Detectives say the suspect walked into the... more »
  • Police looking for Family Dollar robber

    July 17, 2013 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify the individual seen on surveillance cameras robbing a Family Dollar Store. The store at 6832 Florida Blvd was robbed on July 13 around 6:50pm. Police say the suspect walked into the store, demanded money from the employee while... more »
  • Video: Adults coerce kids to steal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2013 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims say surveillance video shows a parent teaching kids to steal personal items from stores. Baton Rouge Police are investigating multiple incidences, where a woman and her three children visit stores to steal personal items including purses, phones, and wallets. Bella Bella employees at Bocage... more »
  • BRPD: Robber chased off by store clerk check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos today of a man they said robbed or tried to rob three convenience stores overnight in Baton Rouge. Lt. Don Kelly said the man had a gun when he robbed three stores around Alvin Dark, Highland Road and Nicholson Avenue, but a clerk... more »
  • Metro Council approves Costco Wholesale plans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega-store Costco Wholesale could open in Baton Rouge a year from now, after the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved an economic development plan to pay for infrastructure and road improvements in the area. The retailer is investing $38 million into its 144,000-square-foot warehouse at the... more »
  • Manda meat products returning to store shelves

    May 4, 2013 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Manda Fine Meats' deli and specialty meats are returning to store shelves this weekend. The Baton Rouge meat packing company tells The Advocate it expects near-normal distribution within a few weeks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Manda recalled nearly 490,000 pounds of products made at... more »
  • Former employee arrested for jewelry store theft

    April 26, 2013 11:11 AM

    KENNER - Police have arrested a former employee of a Kenner jewelry store accused of stealing more than $22,000 worth jewelry. A Kenner police spokesman tells The Times-Picayune 23-year-old Darius Williams was booked Wednesday with theft of $1,500 or more. The jewelry store contacted authorities in last August after they... more »
  • Deputies: woman said she had weapon in hold-up

    March 11, 2013 11:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies investigated an attempted armed robbery Monday evening. A spokesperson said a woman told people inside the Cold Stone Creamery at Towne Center she was armed. Investigators said the woman had her face covered and was caught behind the store. The crime is still under... more »
  • City leaders approve projects for Costco in BR

    January 23, 2013 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved some project specs for wholesaler Costco. The store is set to be built on the site of the old Coca Cola bottling plant near Airline and I-12. City leaders heard concerns from people about the plan. Some are worried about traffic in the... more »
  • Planned Costco store causes traffic concerns

    December 19, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wholesale chain Costco filed an application with East Baton Rouge Parish to build a warehouse store at the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant near I-12. Costco said if approved, they intended to build a more than 144,000 square foot store and gas station at the site,... more »
  • Starbucks to open another 1,500 cafes in the US

    December 5, 2012 7:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world's biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The plan would boost the number of Starbucks cafes in the country by about 13 percent.... more »
  • Store worker cited in ambulance booting

    December 3, 2012 3:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man was issued a citation by the New Orleans Police Department for simple criminal damage to property after a New Orleans EMS ambulance was fitted with a disabling boot on Friday. WWL-TV reports Ahmed Sidi Aleywa was an employee of Mr. Quicky's convenience store. Paramedics had... more »
  • Fire set at Walmart in Houma

    December 3, 2012 3:41 PM

    HOUMA - A Walmart store was evacuated Sunday after a man ignited a chemical fire, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said. WDSU reports there were no injuries. Investigators said the incident began about 4 p.m. when deputies found a container on fire with thick smoke in the air. The Sheriff's... more »
  • 1 of 2 jackpot tickets sold at KC-area Trex Mart

    November 29, 2012 10:23 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Lottery officials say one of the nation's two Powerball jackpot winning tickets was sold at a convenience store near Kansas City. A Missouri Lottery news release Thursday said it was sold at a Trex Mart in Dearborn, about 35 miles north of Kansas City. The... more »
  • Walmart says no one hurt in frenzy at Ga. store check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2012 12:32 PM

    MOULTRIE, Ga. - Walmart says no one was injured in a frenzy over a Black Friday deal at one of its stores in south Georgia. A video of the incident circulating online shows a large crowd of people pushing, yelling and grabbing boxes off a shelf at the store in... more »
  • Man sought in morning armed robbery

    November 19, 2012 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos of a man they said robbed a Baton Rouge store at gunpoint this morning and is still on the loose. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs with Baton Rouge Police said it happened at the Circle K located at 4356 Plank Road around 1 a.m. ... more »
  • Pa. merchant finds rare Robert Johnson record

    November 16, 2012 4:33 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh record store owner has found what he calls "the holy grail of 78s" in a box of old albums he picked up for $50. Jerry Weber says he discovered a copy of the second song ever recorded by Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson, "I Believe I'll... more »
  • Three sought in supply store thefts

    November 7, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge asked the public today for help identifying three men involved in a supply store theft this summer. Police released a surveillance photo of three men taken back in July. They said on July 11 and 12 they came into the Home Depot... more »
  • Council approves letting EBR bars open on Sundays

    October 24, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro council members approved an ordinance tonight allowing bars to stay open from 11 a.m. until midnight on Sundays. The ordinance passed 8-3, with Council members Ronnie Edwards, Tara Wicker and Mike Walker voting against it. Council members Trae Welch, Ulysses Addison, Chandler Loupe, Scott Wilson,... more »
  • EBRSO: Man accidentally shoots self outside firearms store

    August 24, 2012 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man accidentally shot themselves in the leg outside a firearms store this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the man was bringing his weapon in for a gunsmith at the store on Siegen to inspect. Hicks said he... more »
  • After controversy, planned Wal-Mart is approved

    August 14, 2012 12:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA- This city of a few thousand is getting a Super Wal-Mart. The City Council approved elements needed for the project to move forward. But, it doesn't come without controversy. Some people who live near the planned store on Hwy. 51 near the intersection with Hwy. 22 have... 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 »
  • Store owner sues sheriff after synthetics seized check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2012 6:57 PM

    HAMMOND - The owner of The Float Dog LLC in Hammond, La. sued Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards for unlawful seizure of his property and violation of his civil rights. Steve Spell was selling an herbal blend called "Skyscraper" which is meant to be used as potpourri. The lawsuit... more »
  • Apple store considered at LSU

    March 8, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Apple may be opening another store in Baton Rouge. It may be located inside LSU's new bookstore currently under construction at the corner of Highland and Raphael Semmes Roads. Apple representatives reportedly confirmed the company is working on a plan to bring a store to the LSU... more »
  • Apple's app store downloads

    March 5, 2012 11:24 AM

    CUPERTINO, CA. - more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's app store. The downloads according to an Apple news release come from more than 315 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The app store has more than 550,000 apps, some of which are free. ... 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 »
  • Police arrest one, search for another in scratch off burglary

    December 26, 2011 1:56 PM

    HAMMOND - Tangipahoa deputies arrested one man and are searching for another who allegedly broke into a convenience store Saturday and stole an entire display of scratch off tickets. TPSO deputies booked Rajon Bennett into the Tangipahoa parish prison and charged him with principal burglary and possession of stolen... 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 »
  • Police searching for armed robbery suspect

    December 9, 2011 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who hit a gas station early Wednesday morning. Authorities say the suspect walked into a convenience store on Airline Highway with a handgun, took money from the register, then fled. The suspect is described as a 6'1"... more »
  • Managers for LSU online store deny hacking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 5, 2011 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The company that manages LSU's official online merchandise store issued an apology Monday morning after they claimed a "human error" mistakenly displayed Alabama merchandise on the shop's homepage. Between 10:40 p.m. and 2:45 a.m. on Sunday night and Monday morning, lsushop.net was painted with crimson and... more »
  • F. S. Williams Country Store catches fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2011 4:06 PM

    ETHEL- The owners of a well-known local general store vow to re-open the business after a fire gutted the building that's been open in East Feliciana Parish for more than 80 years. The F. S. Williams Country Store located at 5949 Highway 19, suffocated in smoke for hours Monday... more »
  • Thief busts through walls to rob store

    November 1, 2011 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A thief tore through two empty business suites and four walls to get inside an AT&T Service Center. The burglary happened this morning at the Perkins Crossing Shopping Center on Perkins near Essen. "It's pretty bold though, for them to actually make an opening with some type... more »
  • La. woman sues Facebook over wiretap claims

    October 11, 2011 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana woman is suing Facebook over allegations that the social networking site collects and stores users' Internet browsing history without their permission. Former Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub filed the federal class-action lawsuit Monday on behalf of Janet Seamon, a Facebook user from East Baton... more »
  • EEOC accuses Miss. store boss of sexual harassment

    September 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal lawsuit says a Mississippi grocery store manager groped female employees, used food to simulate a sexual organ and fired a woman who rejected his advances. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the complaint Monday against Venture Inc., which runs the Sav-A-Lot store on... 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 »
  • Stores question sellers to crack down on stolen gold

    August 16, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Getting cash for your unwanted gold and other precious metals may not be as easy as you think. Some gold stores in Baton Rouge are questioning customers to avoid buying something that's stolen. The Baton Rouge Gold Market at the Mall of Louisiana offers sellers a hand-written... 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 »
  • Woman accused of robbing store with vodka bottle

    July 23, 2011 5:21 PM

    THIBODAUX, La.- A 27-year-old woman has been accused of robbing a Thibodaux convenience store with an empty vodka bottle. Police told The Courier that a woman went up to a store clerk Friday and held the bottle under her shirt - as if it were a handgun. Investigators said... more »
  • Big-Rig leaves wake of destruction

    July 23, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The driver of an 18-wheeler, that lost control smashing into four vehicles and a tire shop, had a seizure while driving, according to police on the scene. The rig, which was hauling fresh cabbage to New Orleans, veered off Airline Highway just south of Florida Boulevard, crashing... more »
  • Clerk shot during armed robbery in Baton Rouge

    July 20, 2011 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A store clerk is being rushed into surgery after he was shot during a robbery this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Police were called to the Sewell and Son Grocery on Scotland Avenue around 4 p.m. after reports of shots being fired. Sgt. Don Stone with... more »
  • WBRZ now streaming video on iPhones

    May 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you can't make it home in time to watch WBRZ on your TV, there's an app for that. The free WBRZ app for iPhones now has the ability to stream News 2 broadcasts live in the palm of your hand. To see the video,... more »
  • Liquor store clerks surrender after investigation

    February 12, 2011 3:36 PM

    MANSFIELD, La.- The DeSoto Parish sheriff says 15 of the 18 liquor store clerks accused of selling alcohol to underage customers have surrendered. Surrender demands were issued to the clerks following a two-month undercover investigation. The clerks face citations for unlawful sales. Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle told The Times... more »
  • Man seen using debit card stolen at gunpoint

    February 2, 2011 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was seen using a debit card stolen during an armed robbery in Baton Rouge. Detectives said the card’s owner was held up by four teens wearing hooded sweatshirts and jackets Jan. 24; two of them were... more »
  • DSPD: Women stealing purses from local boutiques

    January 17, 2011 4:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding two women who are suspected of stealing purses from small clothing stores around the area. Denham Springs Police said the women stole a purse while at the Kids Again clothing store on Dec. 14. The women posed as shoppers,... more »

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