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  • Man wanted for stealing money bag from College Drive Walmart

    April 21, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a suspect that stole a money bag from Walmart on College Drive. The incident occurred on Apr. 18 when a customer service manager was collecting money from the self-checkout registers and mistakenly left a money bag at the register. The... more »
  • Texas police say stolen steaks lead to high-speed chase

    April 21, 2016 11:36 AM

    LONGVIEW, Texas - Police say a man stole steaks from an East Texas Wal-Mart then tossed some of the meat from his vehicle as authorities pursued him in a high-speed chase. Police say the pursuit began around 11 a.m. Wednesday after the suspect fled the store in Longview, in Gregg... more »
  • Two arrested for arson after Walmart fire in Central

    April 12, 2016 10:58 AM

    CENTRAL- Two juveniles were arrested for arson after a Walmart fire that happened Monday night. Central Fire Department along with the East Side and District Six Fire Departments responded to a box alarm at the Walmart on Sullivan Road Monday night. An aisle in the yarn section of the store... more »
  • Caller who reported man with gun at Wal-Mart may be charged

    April 7, 2016 12:54 PM

    FAIRBORN, Ohio - A 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot him could face a charge of making a false alarm. The man actually was toting an air rifle he picked up from a shelf. The Dayton Daily News reports... more »
  • Woman arrested for leaving child in hot car while in Walmart

    March 30, 2016 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Tarsha Wright for leaving her child in a hot car for over 30 minutes. The incident occurred at the Walmart in the 9300 block of Cortana Place around 5 p.m. when witnesses saw Wright exit her car and walk... more »
  • Over 33,000 La. Walmart workers to get pay raises

    March 10, 2016 5:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 33,000 Walmart associates in Louisiana will receive a pay raise by their Mar. 10 paycheck. The increases are a part of the company’s two-year $2.7 billion investment in higher pay, better training and education opportunities for its workers. The Mar. 10 paycheck for eligible Louisiana... more »
  • Deputies searching for man using cloned cards at Walmart

    February 12, 2016 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Detectives are looking for a man who used a cloned credit card at the College Drive Walmart Monday. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the suspect used a clone credit card with stolen information and charged $712.71 worth of gift cards. Deputies say the... more »
  • Woman's body found in car that had been parked at Walmart for months

    February 11, 2016 3:30 PM

    MARINA, Calif. - A California woman’s body was in a busy parking lot for more than three months before someone noticed something was amiss and reported the vehicle to investigators. 22-year-old Lauren Moss, of Marina, California, was found dead inside of her parked Volkswagen Jetta just last week. The... more »
  • Walmart stores close Thursday; Local businesses are glad Play Video

    January 27, 2016 7:15 PM

    CLINTON - Hundreds of Walmart will be closing its doors on Thursday, including the store in Clinton. Some empty aisles were taped off, and only a few canned items remained on shelves as many people splurged on the closing sales. Curry Pharmacy is located just a few blocks... more »
  • Man arrested, accused of cursing at store workers

    January 26, 2016 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who investigators said was yelling and cursing at workers at a Baton Rouge Walmart. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office charged 30-year-old Kenneth Bradley with disturbing the peace and entering after being forbidden after his arrest Monday. Deputies said they... more »
  • Stores in Clinton, Independence impacted by sweep of Walmart closures Play Video

    January 15, 2016 12:51 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart announced the closure of 154 locations across the country Friday, including several within the state. Locally affected stores include the recently opened Clinton Walmart, which is one of the corporation’s smaller “Neighborhood Market” locations. Other stores on the list for closure in Louisiana include Walmart... more »
  • Police: Woman bites off part of a Wal-Mart worker's finger

    January 11, 2016 6:33 PM

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police in South Carolina have arrested a woman they say bit off part of a Wal-Mart worker's finger during an altercation. Local media outlets cited a police report as stating security officials at a Myrtle Beach Wal-Mart tried to stop a woman Sunday who they... more »
  • Couple get engaged at Wal-Mart, then get accused of theft

    January 8, 2016 12:43 PM

    BAY CITY, Mich. - A Michigan couple's engagement is off to a rocky start. Police say a 25-year-old man proposed marriage to a 20-year-old woman at a Bay City Wal-Mart store in front of employees and other shoppers who congratulated them on Dec. 30. Court records show Cornelius asked... more »
  • 2 wanted after using counterfeit cash at N. Mall Drive Walmart

    January 7, 2016 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish are on the lookout for a pair of men seen using counterfeit cash at the North Mall Drive Walmart last month. Reports indicate the two men used $1,100 in counterfeit currency to buy two laptop computers from the retailer... more »
  • Shots fired in Burbank Walmart parking

    January 7, 2016 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies were called to the Burbank Drive Walmart, Wednesday night, after someone pulled out a gun in the parking lot and started shooting. No one was injured, but News 2 was on the scene as crime scene investigators snapped pictures of bullet holes in the trunk of... more »
  • Pa. police: Man squeezed baby daughter so hard he broke her ribs

    January 6, 2016 11:21 AM

    PITTSBURGH - A man accused of squeezing his baby daughter so hard he broke her ribs has surrendered to Pittsburgh police. Twenty-three-year-old Billy Damond Williams was awaiting arraignment Wednesday on attempted homicide and other charges. His attorney, Ernest Sharif, says Williams denies wrongdoing, saying, "Nobody abused any child in this... more »
  • Car flips on I-10 exit during sheriff's chase

    January 1, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a stolen vehicle flipped during a pursuit which ended on the College Drive exit of I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the people in the vehicle were suspected of stealing from the Walmart on Burbank, and... more »
  • Florida woman arrested for eating, drinking wine in Walmart store

    December 28, 2015 7:25 PM

    LECANTO, Fla. - Sheriff’s deputies in Florida arrested a woman at a Walmart on Tuesday after she was accused of eating sushi, the better part of a rotisserie chicken and chicken rolls while drinking wine and driving a motorized shopping cart around the store. The Citrus Country Sheriff’s Office... more »
  • Zachary says no to new Walmart

    October 13, 2015 11:20 PM

    ZACHARY - Listening to the complaints of citizens here, city leaders denied a plan by Walmart to build a smaller version of its store called a Neighborhood Market. At a city council meeting Tuesday night, every member voted against rezoning land on Highway 64, next to LeBlanc's Food Store,... more »
  • Man sought for using cloned credit card

    August 27, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of a man they said used a cloned credit card last month to buy nearly a thousand dollars worth of gift cards in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said on June 8 the man went into the Walmart on North Mall Drive... more »
  • Police identify suspect connected to Walker credit card fraud

    August 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police in McComb, Miss. have identified one of the suspects who police say stole credit card information from a Walker man and made fraudulent purchases at a Mississippi Walmart. Investigators identified Bradley J Boudreaux, 32, of Mamou, La., as the suspect shown in security footage wearing... more »
  • Walker man victim of Mississippi credit card fraud

    August 18, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in McComb, Mississippi are looking to identify two men who stole the credit card information of a Walker resident, using it to make several fraudulent purchases at a Walmart store in their area. Investigators say the victim was contacted by his bank, a Capital One... more »
  • Woman wanted for stealing TV

    August 11, 2015 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a woman who walked out of a Walmart with a big-screen TV recently in East Baton Rouge Parish. Detectives said the woman stole the television from the Walmart on Sullivan Road in Central the afternoon of Aug. 7.... more »
  • Gonzales Police identify Walmart shoplifting suspect

    July 23, 2015 1:13 PM

    GONZALES – Gonzales Police announced Thursday that investigators have identified the man accused of stealing a weed trimmer and pressure washer from a local Walmart recently. Police say arrest warrants have been issued for 37-year-old Tobe Bergeron, of Gray, for two charges of theft from a Gonzales Walmart. ... more »
  • Body found in car believed to be missing woman

    July 23, 2015 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner's office said they believe they've identified a woman whose body was found decomposed Wednesday in a car parked at the Baker Walmart. Coroner Beau Clark said their "presumptive conclusion" is the woman is Joy Gulotta, who was recently reported missing to Baton Rouge Police.... more »
  • Car with body found inside tied to missing person's case

    July 22, 2015 6:45 PM

    BAKER - A car where a woman's body was found Wednesday afternoon has been tied to a missing person's case, police said late Wednesday. The discovery was made in the parking lot of the town Walmart around 4 p.m. Police initially said they did not suspect foul play. ... more »
  • Gonzales Police searching for Walmart shoplifter

    July 21, 2015 4:34 PM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help Tuesday tracking down a man who investigators said stole a weed trimmer and pressure washer from the Gonzales Walmart recently. Gonzales PD said on June 22 the man took a weedeater worth $167 from the store. At the time security camera... more »
  • WBRZ's Stuff the Bus Supply Drive Play Video

    July 15, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- WBRZ is stuffing the bus! Today we're collecting school supplies for our annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This year we are helping students in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish. We have two locations collecting school supplies: 1. Walmart on College Drive in Baton Rouge (3132... more »
  • Shots fired in New Orleans Walmart parking lot, no injuries reported

    July 14, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three shots were fired by an Orleans Parish deputy as he was in pursuit of a shoplifter at a Walmart in Algiers Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff's office says the incident happened in the 4000 block of Behrman place before 3 p.m. when a deputy working detail... more »
  • Some Zachary residents one step closer to winning rezoning fight 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 »
  • Thief posing as Walmart worker steals $120,000 from Gentilly store

    July 3, 2015 3:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Police are looking for a man they say walked into a Walmart on Chef Menteur Highway dressed as a cashier and stole $120,000 in cash. According to WWLTV.com , New Orleans police released surveillance video showing the suspect robbing the Gentilly area Walmart around... 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 »
  • Walmart apologizes for making ISIS cake for man denied Confederate flag design

    June 29, 2015 5:53 PM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell man is asking for an explanation from Walmart after his request for a Confederate flag cake at one of its bakeries was rejected, but a design with the ISIS flag was accepted. Chuck Netzhammer said he ordered the image of the Confederate flag on a... more »
  • Report: Walmart to remove Confederate flag items

    June 22, 2015 7:50 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart, the world's largest retailer, told CNN Monday it will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores in the wake of a deadly church shooting in South Carolina. The announcement came the same day that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said she supported removing the... more »
  • Man sought after using 'cloned' credit card

    April 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a man who detectives said recently racked up several hundred dollars on a cloned credit card. Deputies said the man used the cloned card, which is a fake credit card with someone's stolen information loaded on it, at... more »
  • Cross-dressing suspect arrested for serial shoplifting

    April 17, 2015 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man this week after investigators said they caught him dressed as a woman in a Walmart vest trying to take items out of the store in Baton Rouge. Deputies said they also believe 34-year-old Charlie Franklin pulled the same thing at an... more »
  • Big retailers pull Blue Bell products linked to Okla. plant

    April 6, 2015 2:57 PM

    DALLAS - Some of the largest retailers in the country have decided to pull from their shelves Blue Bell Ice Cream made at an Oklahoma production plant that the company has temporarily closed. Walmart spokesman Brian Nick said Monday that the giant retailer along with Sam's Club have pulled products... more »
  • APSO: Man tried to walk out with 65-inch TV

    March 24, 2015 12:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for help identifying a man who investigators said tried to walk a 65-inch TV out of the Prairieville Walmart without paying for it. Major Kevin Hanna with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said it happened on March 16. He said deputies were called in... more »
  • Arizona Walmart fight injures officer

    March 22, 2015 4:57 PM

    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. - The investigation is continuing into an overnight family brawl in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Arizona. One person was killed and two others wounded, including a local police officer who was shot in the leg. The Cottonwood officer was shot just before midnight trying to... more »
  • Other businesses not worried about Walmart pay boost Play Video

    February 23, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses in the Baton Rouge area said they didn't feel pressured by the decision from the world's largest retailer to raise pay for its lowest-paid workers. Walmart said they will raise their lowest-paid positions to $10 an hour in order to attract and retain more workers.... more »
  • Feds say Wal-Mart was biased against lesbians

    February 18, 2015 6:01 PM

    BOSTON - A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered the retail giant to work with Jacqueline Cote of New Bedford, Massachusetts,... more »
  • LP residents busted in Gonzales Walmart theft

    December 15, 2014 8:55 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested two people they say shoplifted from the Gonzales Walmart late last month. Sarah Bourgeois, 27, turned herself in after investigators released security footage of the duo walking into the store. She is a resident of Livingston. Police were able to track down 27-year-old Michael Hankins... more »
  • Walmart ending health benefits for some part-timers

    October 7, 2014 7:58 PM

    BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS- Walmart cut health insurance for some of its part-time employees. It posted on a blog that workers with fewer than 30-hours a week will no longer qualify for its health insurance plan. The world's largest retailer says the change will affect about 1.3 million workers, about two... more »
  • Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

    September 30, 2014 3:38 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - Tracy Morgan says he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends. In a statement released Tuesday by Morgan's publicist, the actor-comedian says he "can't... more »
  • No indictment in Ohio Walmart shooting

    September 24, 2014 2:34 PM

    CINCINNATI- A special prosecutor says a grand jury found officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier (PEEP'-my-er) said Wednesday the Greene County grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John... more »
  • Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

    September 24, 2014 6:08 AM

    PASADENA, CA - Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. The company said Wednesday that the GoBank checking account through Green Dot Corp. has no minimum balance requirements or overdraft fees. A monthly membership charge of $8.95... more »
  • Teen lives undetected at Texas Wal-Mart for 2 days

    August 13, 2014 1:42 PM

    CORSICANA, Texas - Authorities say a teenager lived undetected at a 24-hour Walmart in Texas for a couple of days after running away from his aunt's home. Store employees in Corsicana, about 50 miles south of Dallas, eventually discovered the 14-year-old boy and two living quarters he had carved out... more »
  • Officials look at role of commute in Morgan crash Play Video

    June 12, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Accident investigators are looking into what role a truck driver's commute played in the fatal crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan. A spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board says Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper lives in Georgia, but his job is based in Delaware. A... more »
  • 2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

    June 8, 2014 5:55 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Authorities say two suspects shot and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas eatery Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Walmart. Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a statement saying he was devastated by the murders of the two officers and... more »
  • Fight between co-workers ends in shooting arrest

    May 21, 2014 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of attempted second degree murder after a fight between two Walmart employees escalated into a shooting. Officers said they arrested Red Marquillis, 21, after he shot and wounded his co-worker Monday. Authorities said a dispute began between co-workers... more »
  • Deputies seek leads in Walmart purse theft

    May 6, 2014 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man seen stealing a woman's purse from the Walmart on Coursey Boulevard in Baton Rouge, is on the loose. Detectives say the suspect stood near the victim in the deli area, then reached into the victim's shopping cart and grabbed her purse. They say the... more »
  • There's an Irish T-shirt flap Play Video

    March 12, 2014 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the largest and oldest Irish-Catholic organizations in the country is expressing their distaste for St. Patrick's Day merchandise. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, a group made up of 40,000 members in 38 states, is outraged about "defaming and negative stereotype laden merchandise" sold at... more »
  • Woman sought for use of stolen bank card

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish are looking for a woman seen using a stolen bank card. The card was used to make unauthorized purchases at the Walmart on North Mall Drive, along with the Chevron and AT&T store on Siegen Lane on December 24,... more »
  • Walmart will compete with local market Play Video

    December 19, 2013 5:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents have mixed emotions about the location of a possible new Walmart Neighborhood Market. Walmart is looking to build on a piece of property at the corner of Vincent Road and Pete's Highway. That's right down the street from the family run store, Carter's Supermarket. ... more »
  • Cyber Monday shopping

    December 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW YORK- It's the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend. But this year so-called Cyber Monday seems to have... 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 »
  • New trial sought for cop killer

    September 2, 2013 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man sentenced to death for killing a Baton Rouge police officer in 2004 is seeking a new trial. Shedran Williams' attorney, Gary Clements, argued in a court filing last week that his 42-year-old client is mentally disabled. Clements also claimed Williams' conviction was tainted... more »
  • Thief goes on shopping spree with stolen card

    August 21, 2013 9:03 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish need your help tracking down a woman who allegedly made several purchases with a stolen credit card. Detectives say the woman stole the victim's wallet at a Wal-Mart in Prairieville. She later charged more than $2,500 in electronic and gift card purchases... more »
  • Man wanted for using stolen counterfeit check

    July 18, 2013 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Gonzales police are asking the public for help to identify a man who they say used a counterfeit check at a local retail store. The suspect made a purchase with a stolen check work a little more than $800 from a Baton Rouge couple. He left... more »
  • Wal-Mart ends relationship with Paula Deen

    June 26, 2013 3:06 PM

    NEW YORK- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is announcing that it has ended its relationship with Paula Deen a week after the Southern celebrity chef admitted using racial slurs in the past. The world's largest retailer said it will not place "any new orders beyond what's already committed." The discounter says it... more »
  • Man arrested for stealing, then returning items

    February 13, 2013 9:04 AM

    BAYOU VISTA- The St. Mary Sheriff's Office arrested a man they said stole items from a parish Walmart, then came back to the store with them. Store security told deputies that Dillon Boudreaux was taking items in the store and then going to the customer service desk to get... more »

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