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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 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 »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Walmart protest could impact Black Friday shopping check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2012 3:40 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A scheduled strike at the Wal Mart in Plaquemine could impact Black Friday shoppers. The strike could cause employees to walk off the job during one of the busiest shopping times of the year for the nation's largest retailer. Workers across the nation are upset over low... more »
  • Labor board still investigating Walmart dispute

    November 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    NEW YORK - Federal labor officials say they haven't decided whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark.,... more »
  • Woman accused of Walmart greeter punch faces trial

    August 20, 2012 12:39 PM

    BATAVIA, N.Y. - A western New York woman who's accused of punching a 70-year-old WalMart greeter in the face on Christmas Eve is about to stand trial. Jacquetta Simmons was charged with two counts of felony assault but one of those was reduced last week to a misdemeanor. Nevertheless, the... more »
  • Police: Bound kids said their family feared demons

    August 14, 2012 12:42 PM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. - A police officer says a child whose brother and sister were found bound and blindfolded in a Walmart parking lot in Kansas told him the family believed her younger siblings and their Illinois home had been possessed by demons. The children were discovered tied up and with... more »
  • Man sought for passing forged check

    August 13, 2012 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who used a forged check at an East Baton Rouge Walmart in June. Investigators said the man bought a gift card worth $750 and a birthday card on June 27, using a check with someone else's information on it.... more »
  • 2 arrested for stealing from Watson Walmart

    August 10, 2012 2:29 PM

    Watson- Two people accused of stealing from a Walmart in Livingston Parish, are now under arrest. Deputies say Gina Gabel and Alvin Johnson walked into the Walmart in Watson Thursday morning, walked to the electronics section, and loaded two computers and a computer desk into a shopping cart. ... more »
  • Man shoots self, injures 2 others while shopping at Walmart

    July 25, 2012 11:12 AM

    DALLAS - A man shopping at a Dallas Walmart accidentally pulled the trigger of his gun, injuring himself and two other shoppers. It happened Tuesday night when 23-year-old Todd Canady reached into his pocket to get his wallet... and mistakenly pulled his trigger, firing his gun. A bullet... more »
  • LSP: Driver dies, vehicle hits Walmart

    July 24, 2012 12:19 PM

    WATSON - State Police said a driver in Watson passed away behind the wheel this morning, before his vehicle crashed into the side of a Walmart Supercenter. Investigators said the driver had a medical emergency while on La. 16 in front of the Walmart, and his out-of-control vehicle hit... more »
  • Livingston sales taxes soaring

    June 7, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- April was a record breaking month for Livingston Parish sales tax collections. In fact, it was the highest April on record. That may only be the start of the good news. The parish opened a new Walmart in the Watson area. Sales from that store have not... more »
  • Sketchy text messages likely just that check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2012 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Recent text messages sent to your phone claim to be offering some sort of prize. But, that's not necessarily the case. "It might be phishing which is trying to get personal information from you" said Sue Sperry with AT&T. It's a type of spam targeting... more »
  • Another syringe found in Walmart clothing in Ga.

    January 2, 2012 1:49 PM

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say another syringe has been found in clothing from a Walmart store in Georgia, bringing the number of cases to 15 at the same store since late November. Sheriff's officials in Bartow County. North of Atlanta, say they're investigating what appeared to be a broken piece... more »
  • Mayor Holden rings bell for Salvation Army

    December 22, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's mayor picked up a Salvation Army bell Thursday to help raise money for the charity . Mayor Kip Holden appeared at the Walmart on College to collect contributions for the nearly 150-year-old charitable organization. "It's a great time in Baton Rouge to see people... more »
  • Wal-Mart Burglary for Sex Change

    September 7, 2011 7:35 PM

    Two Wal-Mart employees in Prescott, Arizona were arrested for burglarizing their store to pay for a car and a sex change operation. Police say the pair used a key to get into a locked cash office and stole $45,000. Adriano Altiveros told police he wanted the money for a car... more »
  • Three arrested in Baton Rouge with high-grade marijuana

    August 23, 2011 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested three men Tuesday who were caught in possession of high-grade marijuana, after trying to sell to an undercover agent. Deputies arrested Chevis Ashton Whalen, Chase Whalen and Timothy Pena at the Central Walmart parking lot. Agents found over 50 grams of high-grade marijuana and a... more »
  • EBRSO looking for woman using stolen credit card

    August 16, 2011 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking for a woman seen using a stolen credit card at a Walmart in Baker and local gas stations on June 6. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives said the woman used the card 11 times, making purchases worth more than $400. The suspect... more »
  • Man sought in gun thefts from EBR Walmart

    June 9, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man seen stealing guns from the Sullivan Road Walmart in East Baton Rouge Parish earlier this week. Casey Hicks with EBRSO said on June 7 the man came into the store twice, at 3:40 a.m. and 5:27 a.m., and stole... more »
  • Thieves Caught on Wal-Mart Camera

    April 11, 2011 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Do you recognize these women? The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office tells News-2 they stole a credit card from a woman's purse... then used it at the Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive, last month. One of the women appear to be wearing a Popeye's uniform. ... more »
  • 2 wounded in shooting overnight

    March 20, 2011 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It happened overnight between Don Carter's All Star Lanes and Walmart Neighborhood Market on the corner of Airline Hwy at Old Hammond Hwy. According to investigators a group of... more »
  • Deputies: Woman admits to stealing TVs

    March 12, 2011 5:08 PM

    CENTRAL, La.- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say a woman turned herself in and admitted to stealing televisions from Walmarts in Central and Walker. Tabitha Williams, 24, of Denham Springs, told deputies she and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Ronnie Covington Jr., of Denham Springs, worked together to steal the televisions,... more »
  • EBR deputies looking for two shoplifters

    March 7, 2011 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are looking for a pair of shoplifters after two incidents at Walmart stores in East Baton Rouge Parish. The first happened Feb. 2, when a woman walked out of the Central Walmart with a big-screen TV she hadn't paid for. The second happened on Feb.... more »
  • Greeter charged with robbery of own Walmart in NC

    March 7, 2011 12:46 PM

    STATESVILLE, N.C. - Police have charged an 83-year-old greeter at a North Carolina Walmart with trying to rob the store over the weekend. Police say George Plane Jr. of Mooresville was working Sunday night when he went to his car, donned a disguise and walked back inside the Statesville... more »
  • Thieves steal purse, drag owner through parking lot

    February 9, 2011 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities are looking for two men that stole an elderly woman’s purse after dragging her quite a ways with their car in a Baton Rouge parking lot. Lawrence McLeary with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said on Jan. 19 the victim was walking in the... more »
  • More-efficient food bank means more meals for needy

    January 18, 2011 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walmart is helping the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank go green by donating close to $160,000 to help the organization increase its energy efficiency. The food bank will use the money to retrofit old, inefficient lighting with newer technology that is estimated to save them more than... more »

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