| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The United Food and Commercial Workers union has promised “not to engage in any picketing or confrontational conduct” at Wal-Mart facilities for at least two months, according to a government agency.
The giant retailer filed a complaint...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Fearing the investigation into Phylicia Barnes' death was closing in on him, prosecutors say, Michael Maurice Johnson told his girlfriend in text messages that he was thinking about fleeing the country.
"I feel like everything is about to hit the fan. I...
| Feb 27, 2013
Jesse Lewis, 6, and his father spent part of the evening on Dec. 13 at Stew Leonard's grocery in Danbury where they bought Christmas ornaments for one of Jesse's friends, family members and for his first-grade teacher, Victoria Soto.
To buy the gifts,...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:07 PM
We sped south on Cicero Avenue. Through Oak Lawn, Alsip, Crestwood, a flat, aging strip-malled landscape of crumbling pizza joints and ancient tanning parlors, fast-food chains, tile-supply stores and —
"Wow!" I shouted, "Look! The Brazen Head!"...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Sheriff Lee Baca has clashed with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently about cutting deputy overtime, which has the immediate effect of reducing patrols in unincorporated county areas. Supervisors felt that Baca was favoring cities that...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Dizzy with the thrill of a Super Bowl victory — and late-night revelry — Ravens fans spent Monday stocking up on purple gear and planning to close offices and pull children out of school for Tuesday's victory parade.
Women heaped on purple...
| Feb 11, 2013
Stop in to one of the eight Mariano's Fresh Markets in the Chicago area and you could spot founder Bob Mariano pushing carts, rewrapping meat or helping clean up spills.
The eponymous, upmarket grocery stores, tended with his exacting sense of detail,...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Here's another fun thing to do at Walmart.
Cops say Timothy F. Carr, 48, of Brooksville, drove a motorized shopping cart while drinking alcohol that he swiped off a shelf. reports Tampa Bay Online (TBO.com).
Carr also allegedly knocked some...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address, America "cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it."
Not even the very wealthy can continue to succeed without a broader-based prosperity. That's because...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:28 PM
NIXA, Mo. -- A registered sex offender is charged with exposing himself at the Wal-Mart store here on Monday. Christian County prosecutors filed several felony charges against Robert Estep, including stealing, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Aberdeen police reports:
Something was broken in the power wash at the Shell gas station in the 1000 block of Middleton Road on Tuesday.
A crowd was throwing things and yelling on the overpass, as reported by people from the Exxon station in...