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  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

    August 26, 2015 2:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it will stop stocking the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its store because fewer people are buying them. The retailer says it will replace them with more hunting rifles and shot guns. A Wal-Mart spokesman says the semi-automatic weapons were sold at fewer... more »
  • US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps

    August 18, 2015 4:55 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing lower after Wal-Mart cut its profit forecast and China's market slumped on renewed concerns about its economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 17,511 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped five... more »
  • Driver fatigue cited as cause of crash that injured comedian

    August 11, 2015 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian. However, the board also said the failure of Morgan and other passengers riding in a limousine-van to wear seatbelts... more »
  • Six Louisiana Wal-Mart Supercenters to drop 24/7 schedule

    August 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - By the end of August, six Wal-Mart Supercenters in Louisiana will drop six hours each from their 24/7 operating schedule. One store each in Baton Rouge, New Iberia and Opelousas will begin closing at midnight as will at least one in Monroe and two in Lafayette.... more »
  • Wal-Mart opens counter offensive against Amazon this week

    July 15, 2015 11:40 AM

    The online price fight is heating up between Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, and it's not even the holiday shopping season. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has lowered the threshold for free shipping for online purchases to $35 from $50 for at least 30 days and on Wednesday, it will be offering discounts on... more »
  • Inside job in heist at Wal-Mart

    July 8, 2015 9:04 PM

    BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA- The manager of a Wal-Mart and his daughter were arrested for stealing $75,000 where a man disguised himself as a driver of an armored car and walked out with the cash. The man went to the store on Saturday dressed similarly to a Loomis armored transport worker. He... more »
  • Some Zachary residents one step closer to winning rezoning fight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

    ZACHARY - After listening to about two hours of comments from business representatives and the community, Planning and Zoning voted down rezoning residential land for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The proposed rezoning was voted down 5-2 and will ultimately be decided by Zachary City Council. It's a fight... more »
  • 50 rampaging teens do $2,000 in damage to Georgia Walmart

    June 30, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON, GA - Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Walmart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. Bibb County sheriff's officials say some of the young people snatched a man from a motorized shopping cart and... more »
  • Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market

    June 23, 2015 11:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index on... more »
  • Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping service for $50 per year

    May 13, 2015 4:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon's widely popular $99 per year Prime service. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the shipping subscription service will cost customers... more »
  • Fill 'er up and steal

    May 7, 2015 8:54 PM

    LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA- A brazen thief put gas in a riding lawn mower at a Wal-Mart, hopped on and drove off with it. Deputies found the man driving the mower Wednesday about 10 miles from the store where it was taken over the weekend. Gursham Gillett was charged with shoplifting... more »
  • Mother of 3 arrested, left kids in car in store parking lot

    May 4, 2015 6:26 AM

    BAKER- A woman was arrested for leaving her three young children in a car unattended in a store parking lot. 32-year-old Tesha Lee Thomas went to a Wal-Mart Saturday, leaving her 7-year-old, 20-month-old and 4-month-old inside her vehicle with no air conditioning and the windows rolled up. A witness who... more »
  • Google launches cheapest computer yet

    March 31, 2015 7:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Google wants to undermine Microsoft and unveiled its cheapest Chromebook yet priced at $149. It wants to gain a stronger foothold in the school and overseas markets. There are two versions, one made by Hisense and the other by Haier. Hisence's can be ordered at Wal-Mart and... more »
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

    February 19, 2015 10:17 AM

    BENTONVILLE, AR - Wal-Mart is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever, Wal-Mart tells The Associated Press that within the next six months it will give raises to about 500,000... more »
  • Sheriff: 3 arrested for stealing cell phones from Wal Mart

    January 17, 2015 10:57 AM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge deputies say two people broke into the electronics case at Wal Mart and stole more than $14,000 of cell phones. They were stolen from the Wal Mart on Sullivan Road and Wax Road in Central on January 4th. Officials say the phones were... more »
  • 2-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Wal-Mart

    December 30, 2014 2:29 PM

    HAYDEN, ID - HAYDEN, ID - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired. The woman was shopping with several children Tuesday morning. Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller confirms to... more »
  • Deputies looking for Donaldsonville iPod bandit

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several iPods from a Donaldsonville department store last month. Deputies said the man was captured on security cameras as he entered the Donaldsonville Wal-Mart shortly after it opened on a morning in... more »
  • Deputies investigate attempted formula theft

    September 3, 2014 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify a man accused of attempting to steal baby formula from a Baton Rouge department store last month. Police said the suspect was seen on security cameras at the Wal-Mart located at 3132 College Drive on Aug. 16 as he loaded a... more »
  • Shopping carts invade Baton Rouge neighborhood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a problem in the Valley Park community: litter and dozens of shopping carts left abandoned. The carts are from nearby grocery stores in the area. An empty lot on Balis Street is filled with abandoned shopping carts from Walmart. "As citizens, we want to... more »
  • Homeless man booked with setting fire

    October 5, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a homeless man who they say set fire to a pallet of cardboard boxes at a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/192BEsi) 46-year-old Michael Lee Hamner was booked at the parish prison on counts of simple arson and disturbing the... more »
  • Wal-Mart driver honored for 4 million accident-free miles

    September 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A long-distance truck driver for Wal-Mart has been recognized for traveling 4 million miles without an accident. Warren Greeno of Loveland, Colorado, reached the milestone this year. Today, Wal-Mart executives in Arkansas presented him with a new rig painted red. The 59-year-old rolled up the... more »
  • Wal-Mart to offer benefits for domestic partners

    August 27, 2013 7:44 PM

    BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS- Wal-Mart will begin offering health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and domestic partners starting next year. The couples, either same-sex or opposite genders, will have to have lived in a committed relationship for at least a year. It comes a few months after the Supreme Court overturned the... more »
  • Savvy thieves pull a fast two

    July 11, 2013 10:48 PM

    GONZALES- Police here are looking for crooks who were able to pull off two TV heists at Wal-Mart. Investigators are trying to identify the men seen on security stealing two 50-inch television sets and a surround system. Officers said the men use a store exit where there is... more »
  • Gonzales police looking for TV thieves

    July 9, 2013 11:29 AM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police released photos of a pair of men they said stole two big-screen televisions from a Walmart, and asked for the public's help identifying them. Police say the two stole the TV's from the Gonzales store on Saturday, June 22 around 9:30pm. They said the... more »
  • Obama nominates Walmart's Burwell as budget chief

    March 4, 2013 7:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tapped Walmart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles. Obama will announce Burwell's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget during a White House ceremony Monday morning. If confirmed by... more »
  • Man charged in fires at Wal Mart locations

    January 23, 2013 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire investigators charged a man with setting fires at two Wal-Mart locations. Paul Triplett turned himself in to authorities. Investigators said Triplett set the fires in the Home Living Sections at locations on O'Neal and College on Saturday. Employees evacuated the stores and extinguished the... more »
  • Two teens wanted for holdup at busy Wal-Mart

    January 3, 2013 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies are looking for two men who robbed people with a gun at a popular shopping center late Wednesday night. According to investigators, the pair approached people getting into their vehicles in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on College Drive. One of the men had a... 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 »
  • Man says rattlesnake bit him at Wal-Mart in Washington

    May 16, 2012 12:46 PM

    LEWISTON, Idaho - A man says he reached down to pick up a stick lying in the gardening aisle of a Wal-Mart in eastern Washington state, only to discover that it was a rattlesnake that then bit his hand. Mica Craig says he was shopping in the outdoor garden department... 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 »
  • Man arrested for exposing self in Wal-Mart

    February 23, 2012 8:50 AM

    A man is under arrest in St. Mary Parish after he was caught on security camera exposing himself. A deputy was called to Wal-Mart in Bayou Vista after an indecent behavior complaint. Police say store security cameras show Napolian Webb exposing himself in one of the aisles of the... more »
  • 2 shot at Wal-Mart distribution center in Va.

    February 22, 2012 12:58 PM

    PETERSBURG, Va. - A fire department spokeswoman says two people have been shot at a Wal-Mart distribution center in central Virginia. Dinwiddie County fire spokeswoman Denice Marrs says one person was airlifted from the center. The shooting happened around noon Wednesday. She says she does not know the conditions of... more »
  • Wal-Mart debuts 'Great for You' seal

    February 7, 2012 7:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - You may like the food you buy, but is it "Great for You"? Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to help its customers figure that out by adding a new green icon that reads "Great for You" to packaging of some of its house-brand foods. The green and white seal,... more »
  • Target announces midnight opening for Black Friday

    October 28, 2011 1:01 PM

    NEW YORK - As the run-up to holiday shopping intensifies, Target Corp. is saying its stores will open at midnight on Thanksgiving Day for the first time this year. That's four hours earlier than last year. The stores will stay open for 23 hours and close at 11... more »
  • New businesses coming to New Roads

    September 27, 2011 6:19 PM

    NEW ROADS-- New Roads has commitments from at least three businesses to build in the city within the next 18 months. "Home" for them will be what is now a soybean field. A new million-dollar road will connect Major Parkway and Hospital Road, something that attracted a super Wal-Mart... more »
  • Man pushes stolen TV out of store

    November 3, 2010 11:36 AM

    GONZALES- Police are looking for the man who walked out of Wal-Mart, with a 42'' television. Store employees told police, the man, never paid for it. The television cost about $600. The suspect was caught on video, leaving the store with the TV loaded in a shopping cart. "While passing... more »
  • Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand

    September 13, 2010 11:55 AM

    Wal-Mart is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers. The Wal-Mart Family Mobile service will run on T-Mobile USA's network. Unlimited calling and texting will cost $45 per month for the first line... more »
  • Wal-Mart wants Discrimination Lawsuit Thrown Out

    August 25, 2010 7:59 PM

    Wal-Mart asked the Supreme Court to throw out a class action lawsuit that alleges gender discrimination over pay for female workers. Wal-Mart could faces billions in damages if the suit is heard and the company loses. The suit was first filed by six women in 2001 and a federal appeals... more »
  • Man who used stolen credit card in custody

    August 10, 2010 4:04 PM

    Update : The man who used a stolen credit card to buy two televisions is in custody. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the man used the card to buy a television at the Wal Mart at Cortana then bought another at the Baker Wal Mart on... more »
  • EBRSO looking for man using stolen credit card

    August 10, 2010 1:00 PM

    The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who used a stolen credit card to buy two televisions. The suspect was caught on store surveillance cameras. Investigators say he used the card to buy a television at the Wal Mart at Cortana then bought another... more »
  • Port Allen City Council considers installing traffic cameras

    July 13, 2010 4:27 PM

    The Port Allen City Council will consider installing red light cameras at three intersections along Highway 1. Those intersections are Court Street, Avenue G and the light in front of Wal Mart. Traffic studies show there are more than 250 red light violations at each of these locations every... more »
  • Lawmakers look to ban drop-side cribs

    May 25, 2010 1:26 PM

    Cribs with a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children from them more easily would be banned under legislation aimed at reducing infant deaths. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., introduced a bill late Monday to outlaw the sale and manufacture of the cribs following the... more »
  • Wal-Mart to pay $27.6M in California Dumping Case

    May 3, 2010 2:06 PM

    It's being called one of the largest settlements of its type in the United States Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle claims of improperly handling and dumping hazardous waste. Officials say Wal-Mart employees were caught illegally storing and dumping hazardous waste at 236 stores across... more »
  • Deputies looking for cell phone thief

    April 19, 2010 9:52 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are looking for a man that robbed a customer at the Wal-Mart at 10606 North Mall Drive. According to deputies, the suspect bumped into another customer and grabbed the cell phone out of the customer's hand. The suspect then fled the scene in a white... more »
  • Wal-Mart to cut thousands of jobs at Sam's Club

    January 24, 2010 4:02 PM

    Wal-Mart plans to cut 11,200 jobs at its Sam's Club warehouse division. The terminations represent about ten percent of the workers across the company's 600 scores. The company also cut its new business membership representative positions. Those cuts affect about two workers per store. Employees were told about... more »
  • Store pulls potentially toxic jewelry

    January 12, 2010 2:11 PM

    An international chain store says it will stop selling a charm bracelet that lab testing showed was laden with the toxic heavy metal cadmium. The products were made in China. Claire's says it has no reason to believe the product is unsafe, but is getting rid of the items... more »
  • Wal-mart to close some Sam's stores

    January 11, 2010 7:07 PM

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close 10 Sam's Club stores and cut 1,500 jobs to reduce costs. In a statement, Sam's Club CEO Brian Cornell said they are shutting down the ones that continue to lose money. No stores in Louisiana are on the list. Stores in Nampa, Idaho;... more »
  • Wal-Mart selling caskets and urns

    October 28, 2009 9:37 PM

    Wal-Mart is now in the funeral business, selling caskets and urns on its website at prices meant to undercut most funeral homes. All are less than $2000, except for the Sienna Bronze Casket which sells for $3,199. Caskets ship within 48 hours and federal law requires funeral homes to accept... more »
  • EBRSO looking for man, woman using stolen credit card

    October 26, 2009 6:55 PM

    The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a man and woman accused of using a stolen credit card at the Wal-Mart on O'Neal Lane. A man reported to the EBRSO Financial Crime Division that his credit card was stolen on September 21 while he was in Ascension... more »
  • Wal-mart begins weekly price cuts

    October 21, 2009 8:56 PM

    Just in time for the holidays Wal-mart says it will cut prices for a week at a time on thousands of items, from bananas to board games. The world's largest retailer says nationwide cuts start this week and will continue through the holiday season. more »
  • Death sentence upheld for convicted cop killer

    October 20, 2009 2:26 PM

    Louisiana's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of Shedran Williams for the May 2004 murder of a Baton Rouge police officer. Williams was convicted of shooting Lt. Vickie Wax while she was working a security detail at a now-closed Wal-Mart in Baton Rouge. Williams, then 33, shot... more »

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