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  • Juban Crossing officially opens its doors Play Video

    October 15, 2014 4:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After years of delays and funding setbacks the Juban Crossing shopping center opened Wednesday for business. Delay after delay put doubt in the minds of some Livingston Parish residents as the wait for the shopping center lingered on. "Oh forever, I didn't think it would... more »
  • Juban Crossing construction taking shape Play Video

    June 12, 2014 4:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With construction at Juban Crossing gaining steam, people are looking forward to staying in Livingston Parish to shop, eat and watch movies. The retail center is set to open phase one in October after years of setbacks. "It just seems like it's finally going to... more »
  • Sony stores closing

    February 26, 2014 7:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Sony says its closing about two-thirds of its stores in the U.S.as part of a company restructuring. The closings affect 20 stores in several states, but Sony is keeping open eleven stores, including the flagship store in New York. Sony also announced 5,000 job cutbacks earlier... more »
  • Local stores see big holiday sales Play Video

    December 28, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While national retail chains didn't get the holiday numbers they hoped for, smaller, locally owned stores didn't miss a beat this year. Victoria's Toy Station in Mid City saw a 15-20 percent increase in holiday sales this year. "It's wonderful. It gives us some cushion... more »
  • Details about Juban Crossing stores expected soon

    February 7, 2013 10:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Developers of the planned mixed-use project Juban Crossing plan to announce details about stores in the next few weeks. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said he expects the news in two or three weeks. Following the announcement, construction should begin. State bonds have been sold to pay... more »
  • Group calls for 'Gun Appreciation Day'

    January 7, 2013 9:45 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- A group of gun rights activists are planning a "Gun Appreciation Day" for mid-January. "The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people," said Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward, president of Political... more »
  • Hunt for deals begins with first line at area store

    November 21, 2012 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Still more than 24 hours before sales were available, a small group of people gathered outside an electronics store to be the first to get the deals. A few were outside the Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The store doesn't open until midnight Friday morning.... more »
  • Retailers are starting Christmas early

    November 8, 2012 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with several stores already stocking the shelves with holiday items. According to the National Retail Federation nearly 40 percent of holiday shoppers get started around Halloween. Retailers seem more than happy supply the demand. But not everyone... more »
  • Wal-Mart Stock Slides on Bribery Allegations

    April 23, 2012 7:28 PM

    Shares of Wal-mart took a dive after news reports alleging executives of the company in Mexico used a vast bribery scheme to build new stores and covered it up. Wal-Mart stocked dropped nearly 5 percent during trading, at one point. This weekend, the New York Times reported Wal-Mart used millions... more »
  • Lines long for Mega Millions at state border

    March 30, 2012 9:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The Mega Millions craze crawled across the Louisiana-Mississippi border Friday and the deadline for taking a chance on the record jackpot ticked away. The reason? Mississippi doesn't play the game, so people who want to, have to spend their money in Louisiana border towns. It's a... more »
  • Sears, Kmart to close more than 100 stores

    December 27, 2011 7:22 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores are shutting down after terrible holiday sales during the most crucial time of the year for retailers. Sears Holdings Corp., based in Hoffman Estates, Ill., says the store closings will generate $140 to $170 million. The retailer anticipates... more »
  • Shoppers find unique gifts outside the malls Play Video

    December 16, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For some, holiday shopping means avoiding malls. All-together. They're on the hunt for that unique gift not found in the big stores. The rocket, a device that can turns any object into a speaker, is just one of the gadgets shoppers gathered around to see at... more »
  • Exxon stations closed as part of sale

    November 16, 2011 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some drivers in Baton Rouge found their usual gas-up location shut down and blocked off Wednesday morning. A handful of Exxon stations were reported closed with cones blocking the drive. A spokesperson for the company said the stations were closed temporarily as part of their... more »
  • EBR to consider moratorium on liquor permits, zoning

    July 26, 2011 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some people claim alcohol causes crime. Now, there's a grassroots push to better regulate neighborhood stores that sell alcohol in Baton Rouge. It started with a temporary ban on liquor licenses just in South Baton Rouge. But other Metro Council members wanted in, so starting Wednesday, the... more »
  • Pizza Hut bringing new jobs, stores to Baton Rouge

    February 28, 2011 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pizza Hut plans to open more than 40 stores and hire about 700 people in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas in the next two years. The decision comes after 44 Pizza Hut restaurants closed in January because of a legal dispute with the franchise... more »
  • Four Loko changes on the way

    November 29, 2010 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The current version of Four Loko will only be in stores for two more weeks, according to officials. The manufacturer says it will only sell a caffeine free version of the drink starting December 13th, after public outcry and scrutiny from officials in several states. ... more »
  • Ascension Parish stores busted selling alcohol to minors

    October 29, 2010 3:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. - Workers at four stores in Ascension Parish face possible fines for selling alcohol to minors during a sheriff’s office sting operation. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said investigators with the Juvenile Division took 17-year-olds around to 17 convenience stores in the parish and had them attempt to buy... more »
  • Jiffy Lube company adding La. stores

    July 15, 2010 2:19 PM

    A Jiffy Lube franchisee with more than 400 locations nationwide has agreed to buy 12 stores in Louisiana. Heartland Automotive Services Inc. says it will buy the Jiffy Lube stores from Cajun Lube and CCR Lubes, hoping to gain a foothold in the Louisiana market. Terms of the... more »
  • Local businesses fight for holiday cash

    November 23, 2009 5:02 PM

    Shoppers will have a little variety on Black Friday. Large retail chains have pulled out all the stops, trying to attract customers. To compete, local business owners are doing the same--online. Limited advertising budgets have forced local business owners to be creative. In Denham Springs, KID Adorable Owner Heather... more »

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