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Crime Bits: Wally World Holdup, Low Speed Chase, & Shooting Suspects


A basket-basket-basket wasn't enough for one man at Wally World. On Bullard, detectives are busy investigating an armed robbery at the Walmart. NOPD have identified a pair of suspects in a Curran Boulevard shooting. In a third incident, three felons are back behind bars after a low speed car chase.


Westbank Crime Update


NOPD's busy weekend was not confined to the East Bank. Across the river, the police investigated two robberies and made one arrest. Plus, a mysterious car demanded weed from strangers and responded poorly to rejection. Read on after the jump for details.


Two Women Missing


Christmas is a day for most families to gather with their loved ones, but today, two New Orleans families are searching for missing members. The NOPD is seeking in help in locating two missing women: Erica Simone and Latrice Morgan.


City Breaks Ground on Gentilly Walmart


It doesn’t look like much now, but this shell of a strip mall will soon be filled with everything from furniture to $3 wine. The city broke ground on Gentilly’s new Walmart today, coming to the blighted Gentilly Woods Shopping Center at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway. 


Nationwide Walmart Protests Pop Up in LA


Former Walmart associates, supporters, labor groups, and other community members came together Tuesday afternoon on the steps of the Louisiana State Capital Building to air their grievances. The coalition is demanding that the world’s largest retailer reinstate sixty workers it fired in July. 


Wally World to Add Retail, 300 Jobs in New Orleans East


The groundbreaking ceremony of a new Walmart in eastern New Orleans on Monday began with a prayer. The construction marks a milestone in the community’s rebuilding: The superstore has been absent from the area since Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood, which closed a location at 6901 Bundy Road.


Black Friday Walmart Protest Seeks to Expose Real Wally World


by M.D. Dupuy

It didn’t seem much like Black Friday at Wal Mart on Tchoupitoulas this afternoon. Customers had their choice of parking spaces, lines were one and two deep, and no one was scrambling for the last discounted TV or kitchen appliance. “Black Friday,” actually began Thanksgiving night at 8pm, and not everyone was happy about the extended bargains. Beginning at 11am, approximately 40 people stood in solidarity with Walmart employees, demanding fairer practices and scheduling.


Mr. Ghetto Arrested After SWAT Standoff


The local rapper behind Wally World was arrested Saturday after allegedly threatening to kill his neighbor, and barricading himself inside his house, according to New Orleans police. Mr. Ghetto - real name Robert Maize - was taken into custody Saturday night following a standoff with a SWAT team that ended after 6 hours with police deploying gas into he 26-year-old's house in Gentilly.


Pols Praise New Orleans East WalMart Deal


Wally World is coming to New Orleans East, but bachelors lookin' to cruise the aisles aren't the only ones rejoicing. Upon the announcement that a 200,000-foot store would move into the former Lakeland Medical Center at 6000 Bullard Ave., our elected officials jumped at the chance to spotlight the move as economic development. Read their statements after the jump.


Who is Mr. Ghetto?

NoDef Talks to the Man Behind the 'Walmart' Video



A moment of fussing wih the tape recorder provided just enough time for Mr. Ghetto's phone to ring, again.

 

"Wally wally wally wally wally wally wally wally. "


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