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Crime-Riddled Walmart Is Draining Police Departments

'It's ridiculous ... I may have half my squad there for hours'

(Newser) - If it seems like Walmart shows up a lot in police blotters and crime stories, there's good reason for that: As a story at Bloomberg explains, police departments across the nation are struggling to cope with the many, many crimes at local stores. And it's not just shoplifting:... More »

Eating Deep-Fried Twinkies Just Got Dangerously Easy

Available in the Walmart freezer section

(Newser) - Americans will no longer have to track down their nearest state fair or risk third-degree oil burns to get their deep-fried Twinkie fix. The AP reports Hostess, in collaboration with Walmart, is launching its own frozen line of Deep Fried Twinkies. The treats come in vanilla and chocolate and need... More »

Meth Lab Found Beneath Walmart Parking Lot

Cops believe it was an active operation

(Newser) - Police officers stumbled upon a meth lab in an unlikely spot Monday: a sewer beneath a Walmart parking lot in a Buffalo suburb. Authorities say officers discovered the lab, which is believed to have still been active, on a routine patrol in Amherst, per the Buffalo News . Officials in hazmat... More »

Jet.com's Sale to Walmart Makes Random Guy a Millionaire

Eric Martin's $18K investment to pay off big-time

(Newser) - Sum up this story with whichever word you like: Luck. Foresight. Jealousy. In early 2015, Eric Martin spent $18,000 in a bid to win a contest being offered by the new startup Jet.com: Sign up the highest number of people for a preview version of the site, get... More »

Walmart Drops $3.3B on an Amazon Killer

Acquisition of Jet.com announced Monday

(Newser) - It's a year-old startup that wasn't yet profitable. Now Jet.com enters the books as the largest-ever e-commerce startup acquisition. Walmart announced Monday that it would purchase the site for $3.3 billion, with all but $300 million of that in cash; the rest takes the form of... More »

Here's Why You Don't Leave Dogs in a Running Car

One somehow crashed their owner's car into a W. Va Walmart

(Newser) - One drove the getaway car and one operated the vehicle's windows in a West Virginia Walmart's parking lot on Friday. But the car didn't get far (it actually crashed into the store), and cops didn't even have to collar the perps, because they were already collared.... More »

Man's Flag Burning Fires Up Internet, Gets Him Arrested

But it wasn't Bryton Mellott's free-speech exercise alone that brought the heat

(Newser) - In almost 30 years, the Urbana Police Department hasn't had to enforce a flag desecration statute on the books, but that changed Monday with the arrest of a 22-year-old Illinois man, Forbes reports. Bryton Mellott posted pictures on Facebook Sunday showing him burning the American flag (only one image... More »

Gunman Shot, Killed by SWAT at Texas Walmart

People who were held hostage are safe, Amarillo PD tweets

(Newser) - A hostage situation at a Texas Walmart is apparently over, with the Amarillo Police Department reporting that the suspect has been shot by SWAT officers and is apparently dead . Police surrounded the Amarillo store this morning after reports of a shooting, the AP reports, and a statement released just after... More »

5 Astounding Facts About Walmart's Dominance

Only the DOD and China's military employ more people

(Newser) - Walmart "isn't a unicorn, and it's no longer sexy," Quartz asserts. But there's no denying that the No. 1 company on the Fortune 500 list is a retail powerhouse that seems nearly impossible to overtake. Some astonishing details about how it continues to dominate:
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An Uber Driver Could Soon Bring You Milk From Walmart

Store is testing grocery delivery with Uber, Lyft

(Newser) - Walmart says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix, the AP reports. That's in addition to a quiet pilot program that started in March with Deliv for its Sam's Club customers that... More »

Dad Attacked for Bringing Daughter Into Walmart Men's Room

He says another customer thought it was 'inappropriate'

(Newser) - More drama in America's public bathrooms: The New York Daily News reports a Utah father was attacked in a Walmart men's restroom after he brought his 5-year-old daughter in with him. Christopher Adams was shopping for storage bins and window blinds when his daughter and 7-year-old son decided... More »

In Just One Year, 53 Walmarts Called Police 16,800 Times

Fla. stores average 2 calls an hour instead of hiring guards

(Newser) - Walmart is letting taxpayers pick up the tab for securing its stores by relying on police instead of hiring its own guards, according to a Tampa Bay Times analysis. In the four counties surrounding the bay, there were 16,800 calls to police from Walmart stores in 2014 alone. That... More »

Walmart's Firing of Hug-Happy Cashier Causes a Stir

Supporters are planning a protest

(Newser) - Just a few weeks before he marked his 20th anniversary working for Walmart, Frank Swanson was fired Saturday—partly for hugging his customers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The 52-year-old West Plains, Mo., cashier was canned after his supervisors told him his hugging was inappropriate, as well as for selling... More »

Walmart Is No Longer World's Largest Retailer

The new king: Alibaba

(Newser) - Walmart is no longer king of the retail castle. Alibaba says it surpassed Walmart's $482.1 billion in annual gross merchandise volume during its last fiscal year. Alibaba has yet to reveal its figures but says it reached about $476 billion 10 days before its fiscal year ended on... More »

Missing Woman's Body Sat in Walmart Lot for Months

Employees had noticed Lauren Moss' car but didn't think it suspicious—at first

(Newser) - Authorities say the body of a 22-year-old woman who went missing in California in mid-November after leaving a rehab center was found in her car in a Walmart parking lot on Feb. 3—and it had likely been there for months, KTLA reports. The car in which Lauren Moss was... More »

Pepsi, Coke Donating Water to Flint

Walmart and Nestle, too

(Newser) - Walmart and several global beverage-makers have pledged to deliver about 175 truckloads of bottled water to Flint as the Michigan city deals with a public health emergency caused by lead-tainted water, the AP reports. The retail giant, along with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestle, announced Tuesday the collective donation will include... More »

Walmart Closing 154 US Stores

And more worldwide

(Newser) - In an attempt to boost struggling finances, Walmart is closing 269 stores—154 of them in the United States. Two-thirds of the US stores to be closed are smaller "Walmart Express" locations, KTLA reports; 12 are Walmart Supercenters and four are Sam's Club stores. Most of the stores... More »

Cops: Woman 'Consumed Everything She Could' in Walmart

Josseleen Elida Lopez tells police she knew it was wrong

(Newser) - From psychosis to tooth decay, the ravages of meth are well documented. Here's a new one: Police say a 25-year-old woman told them she shot up meth, after which she allegedly drove a motorized shopping cart through a Florida Walmart while gorging on purloined grub and guzzling five-finger-discount wine,... More »

'Layaway Angel' Pays Off $106K at 2 Ohio Walmarts

'It's such a blessing to know there are still people out there [who] care'

(Newser) - There's a secret Santa in northeast Ohio who likes to celebrate the season every year in a special way. This year, he decided to spend it paying for other people's purchases, plying his philanthropy at two different Walmarts by contributing more than $106,000 to pay for the... More »

Cops Kill Man With Guns, Machete in Pa. Walmart

20-year-old making threats was shot after refusing to put down weapons

(Newser) - Pennsylvania State Police say a man armed with two handguns and a machete was shot and killed by police inside a northeastern Walmart. Andrew Joseph Todd, 20, of Mount Bethel, Pa., was shot when he refused officers' orders to drop his weapon inside the East Stroudsburg Walmart late Saturday. Police... More »

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