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Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    FBI: Ronald Roberts Steals $2.5 Million For Fake Walmart, Gambles it Away at Casino

    Federal investigators say Ronald Roberts, 53, stole millions of dollars pretending to buy real estate for a future Walmart store and instead gambled the money away at a south county casino. The FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the Town & Country man for three felony coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Photos: 12 Worst St. Louis Crimes, July 2013

    Crime rates typically climb in summertime and July in the St. Louis metro area was certainly a busy month. There have now been more than 60 homicides in the city this year with several high-profile tragic cases occurring over the last month -- including the fatal shooting of a nine-year-old boy insi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    St. Louis Man Robs Walmart, Says His Dead Cousin, Killed Before The Theft, Did It: Cops

    When Damon Lovett, 35, was caught on camera twice stealing from a St. Louis Walmart, he told police they had the wrong guy: It was his cousin Julius Caldwell who did it. There was, however, one pretty big problem with this explanation. Caldwell had been murdered -- days before the thefts took plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Walmart Improperly Dumped Hazardous Waste in Missouri, Must Pay $82 Million

    Officials with Walmart pleaded guilty this week to mishandling hazardous materials at retail stores in Missouri and California -- and as a result will have to pay a total of more than $110 million in fines to resolve these cases. The company, authorities say, violated a slew of federal and state env ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Are Lay's Limited-Time "Do Us A Flavor" Potato Chips Sold Out in St. Louis?

    In February Gut Check fell in love. The object of our affection: Lay's new, limited-time chicken-and-waffles potato chips, one of three flavor finalists in its "Do Us A Flavor" contest. It was love-at-first-bite. But as is the fate of most missed connections, we hesitated too long in reconnecting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Animal Activists Protest Cruelty to Pigs Outside Walmart in Maplewood

    Well, the giant, inflatable pig covered in sores and dirt was cuter than we imagined. Local animal-rights activists joined members of the national animal rights organization Mercy for Animals today in front of the Maplewood Commons Walmart just off South Hanley Road in protest of Walmart's practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Walmart Missed Connections: Top Seven Missouri Craigslist Posts

    Recently, Psychology Today put out an intriguing little infographic charting the most common places a Craigslist "missed connection" occurs by state. The most lovesick locale in Missouri? Walmart. Some people might call this the end of romance or a signal of the decline of Western society as a whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    The Missouri People of Walmart (PHOTOS)

    The wonderful People of Walmart website collects photos of the wackiest customers across the country -- and Missouri appears to be a goldmine. In honor of Michelle Obama's visit to Springfield's Walmart tomorrow, we thought we'd collect the best and worst from the People of Walmart -- a sneak peek ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Wal-Mart Theft: Alton Residents Steal Vacuum, Headphones, Return to Store -- With Drugs

    If you steal large items from a Wal-Mart, it's perhaps not a great idea to return to the store two days later to steal more goods. But if you must -- maybe try not to be carrying illegal drugs. You know, just in case they noticed you the first time you walked out of the store with stuff you clearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Kermit Mix? Woman Finds Live Frog in Bagged Salad

    Oh, indeed, it ain't easy being green. Yes, that's a frog -- a living, breathing frog, in fact -- inside a package of bagged salad. A Lake County, Florida, woman says she found the frog inside the salad, which she bought from Wal-Mart.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Imperial Couple Charged with Making Counterfeit $$$

    On Monday a couple from Imperial in Jefferson County tried to pull a fast one on the Walmart in Kirkwood, according to the U.S. Attorney for Missouri's Eastern District. Misty Ann Root, 38, and Daniel Wayne Flynn, 37, were reportedly caught with $240 in phony $20 bills. Later that evening, authoriti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    People of Walmart: The Missouri Gallery

    Perhaps our favorite part about People of Walmart, a site where readers submit photos of Walmart fashion, is that you can isolate just one state -- like ours! Click through to see who's been shopping at Missouri Walmart stores in the last year.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Folks at the Lake of the Ozarks Are Miffed About This T-Shirt? Really?

    According to the Rolla Daily News, some folks down in the Lake of the Ozarks are getting all hot 'n' bothered about a new t-shirt that's flying off the racks in Wal-Mart stores in that area. The shirt's message: "Came on Vacation; Left on Probation." Behold the displeased quote from Tim Jacobsen, ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Springfield Women Accused of Shoplifting Left Kids in Car

    Two unidentified Springfield, Missouri, women, ages 19 and 24, were accused of shoplifting by Walgreens staff, and the police were duly summoned. The young ladies expressed some concern to the police that there were kids waiting for them in their car. It was after midnight, after all -- you can't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Introducing IHOP At Home: Because 24-Hour IHOPs Simply Aren't Convenient Enough

    Image via​The next time you're wandering through the frozen-food section at your nearest Wal-Mart, keep an eye open for a newcomer to the already-crammed breakfast section. Tucked in next to the Pillsbury Toaster Strudel and the Hot Pockets, IHOP will be stocking its new IHOP At Home line of b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Lincoln County High School Pool Pranksters Jailed on Burglary Charges

    George Bailey, in a more classic high school pool prank​Here's what's hard to understand: For those who take baths, you may absent-mindedly forget to turn the water off every once in a while. If you cook on a stove top, maybe you sometimes to forget to turn off a burner. But if you've ever dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Grape Tomatoes, Canned Seafood Get Nasty

    Gray's Harbor Public Market​ Who doesn't love a good seafood salad with tangy little grape tomatoes? The human gastrointestinal tract, that's who, especially if that salad's made with the canned seafood the FDA's just recalled. Quinault Tribal Enterprise in Washington State has recalled al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Dustin Walls: Teen Ordered to Pay Walmart $1 Million; But Will Bentonville Even Notice?

    ​A 17-year-old from southwestern Illinois could be paying Walmart for the rest of his life, following a fire he set in the company's Wood River store last year. Dustin Walls pleaded guilty Monday to starting a fire in the 24-hour Walmart in September 2010. Surveillance cameras reportedly caught Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Fazoli's Inside a Walmart and Where the Heart Is

    courtesy Fazoli'sFazoli's and Walmart go together like cheap wine and cigarettes.​If you had to name one corporation and one person out for world domination right now, it'd be a no-brainer: Walmart and Natalie Portman. And now, with an assist from the fast-casual Fazoli's chain, Walmart is ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Rams Owner Stan Kroenke Wins Appeal For Public Funding For Belleville Walmart

    Stan Kroenke can move forward on his plans for a Belleville Walmart.​Sure he's worth nearly $3 billion, according to Forbes magazine, but, hey, business is business. And earlier this month, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke won another sweetheart deal for his bread-and-butter business: the Walmart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Appeals Court: "Disgusting" Gestures OK for Workplace

    Wal-Mart managers got you down? Why not tell 'em how you feel?​Good news for all you disgruntled WalMart workers out there: You can flip off your boss. You can even tell your boss that he "disgusts" you. And even after all that, your boss still doesn't have the right to fire you for misconduct!Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Missouri Flunks Food Safety Test

    Missouri, you get an F in reporting foodborne illnesses. TheHill.com shared a new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, grading states on their ability to report outbreaks of foodborne illness. The more a state reports, the better chance they have of getting it under control. "' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Duncan Hines Pulls Questionable Rapping Cupcakes Ad

    Thanks to a piece in Mother Jones, "Are These Cupcakes Racist?", Duncan Hines has pulled a YouTube video featuring chocolate-glazed anamorphic rapping cupcakes. Apparently, people think that white cupcakes burstingt into hip-hop beats once they're coated in chocolate might perhaps be a bit questiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    The Wine Vending Machines of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania has some of the screwiest liquor laws in the country. It also now has one of the screwiest retail gimmicks* I've ever seen: wine vending machines. It requires you to swipe your ID, have your identity verified via camera by someone at a call center and take a breathalyzer test before you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    This Hanukkah, Walmart Suggests You Try a Ham!

    This photo was taken at a Walmart in Scottsdale, Arizona: image viaSilly Walmart, bacon would taste way better with potato latkes.​

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Wal-Mart Expanding Local Produce Selection

    Image via​First, Wal-Mart entered the market for organic produce. Now, the New York Times reports, Wal-Mart plans to expand the amount of local produce it sells. "No other retailer has the ability to make more of a difference than Wal-Mart," the retailer's president and chief executive, Michael T. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Walmart Is Evil After All!

    Image sourceDavid Warner and Kristine Cortese, owners of City Feed and Supply, with their son.​Several weeks ago, Gut Check regurgitated (ahem!) news of a food experiment conducted by Corby Kummer, The Atlantic's food writer. Kummer had chefs at an Austin restaurant prepare two identical meals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.2

    ​ Michigan blueberry producer under fire for child labor violations. (NPR)Company recalls Wal-Mart and Kroger store brand dairy products. (Associated Press)How to increase food production 70% in 40 years. (The New York Times)Humanely-raised veal? Is that possible? (Washington Post)Competitive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Jeff Smith and Wal-Mart: A Love-Hate Sorta Thing

    ​Okay, okay. My last post today on Jeff Smith. I swear! But I just had to share this amusing nugget. As I reported this morning, one of the many subplots in the criminal case assembled against the former state senator and members of his 2004 congressional campaign was their use of throw-away cellp ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008
  • Music

    August 27, 2008

    Nas/Talib Kweli/ Jay Electronica

    8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard

  • Dining

    May 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/21

    Did I see any of you at Marcia's Surgery Festival last night? Well, I was incognito. (I hope.) But it was a nice turnout. Good stuff this morning: A federal appeals court has stayed Whole Foods' acquisition of Wild Oats. This is a temporary delay so that the court can consider the FTC's request to ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 18, 2007

    ALLI

    Walgreens
    6733 Clayton Road

  • Film

    May 17, 2006

    Shell Game

    Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything

  • News

    February 9, 2005

    Under $6

    (Wal-Mart, South County)

  • Music

    July 14, 2004

    The Cure

    The Cure (Geffen)

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2004

    Hit the Deck

    The toolmakers at Skil want to reward your domestic handiwork

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    It Goes Without Saying

    Our mom always told us not to complain, but even she would give us permission when it comes to apathetic politicians, rights-abusing mega-stores and itsy-bitsy cups of custard

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    What's in a Name?

    Let's hear it for the unfriendliest stores in town

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Selling Out

    To save Maplewood, some residents have to go

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    Grave Losses

    Lax laws and uncaring bureaucrats cause Missouri to erase another prehistoric mound

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Record Store

    Vintage Vinyl

  • Film

    April 26, 2000

    Where the Heart Is

    Directed by Matt Williams

  • News

    June 2, 1999

    Easy Money

    Developers like the Sansone Group are using a state law to rake in millions of tax dollars for retail projects in the burbs. Trouble is, the legislation was designed to help blighted inner cities.

  • News

    June 2, 1999
  • News

    March 31, 1999
  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Of Wetlands and Wal-Marts

    One development at a time, Missouri has lost 87 percent of its wetlands. And that means more floods, more damage, more levees, more bucks. The story of one Supercenter and how progress comes at a price.

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