Halloween

February 12, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city's penalty of jail time for teenage trick-or-treaters has scared up some ridicule and a possible policy change. The Chesapeake City Council is set to vote Tuesday on an amendment to a 50-year-old law that threatens teens with up to six months in jail if they go...
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February 06, 2019 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was choked unconscious by an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter who saw him handing out Halloween candy to children will receive $7.4 million to settle a lawsuit, his attorney announced Wednesday. Samuel Chang suffered a traumatic brain injury, nearly died and still has...
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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, a reveler gets his picture taken by a friend in front of heavily armed police during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York. The NYPD says thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers will patrol the 2018 parade in Greenwich Village. They'll be joined by counterterrorism units, police dogs and helicopters. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
October 31, 2018 - 7:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Halloween security a year after a deadly truck attack in New York City (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Throngs of costumed revelers kicked off New York City's big Halloween parade amid tight security after last year's holiday was marred by a deadly truck attack. The NYPD...
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Halloween display.
Dreamstime
October 31, 2018 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The National Retail Federation says retail spending for Halloween is estimated to be $9 billion. That's nearly $87 per person. The Halloween and Costume Association sees room to grow. They're lobbying the White House to change the date of Halloween to make sure it always...
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Kids dressed for Halloween
Dreamstime
October 30, 2018 - 3:47 pm
By Alaina Brandenburger Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're like many parents, you may be scrambling for a costume for an indecisive kid. Thankfully, there are plenty of quick and easy costume ideas available that you can assemble without spending a ton of money. With a fast trip to...
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A closeup of a bowl of Skittles.
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October 30, 2018 - 12:11 pm
By Mark G. McLaughlin Anyone who has ever gone trick or treating has participated in the most hallowed of all Halloween rituals – dumping out their haul on the table and sorting out the good candy from the cheap stuff. The next part of that ritual is just as important – trading for the “good stuff...
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Parade participants during the 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade on October 31, 2016 in New York City.
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October 30, 2018 - 11:16 am
By Mark G. McLaughlin New York City's annual Village Halloween Parade is a unique, joyous and very artsy party in motion. There are marching bands and musical acts of many types, along with giant puppets, local celebrities and thousands of average citizens dressed up costume. It is a parade unlike...
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Smashed Pumpkin.
Dreamstime
Mike Montone
October 30, 2018 - 10:47 am
HACKENSACK, NJ (1010 WINS) -- October 30 goes by a bunch of different names; Mischief Night, Cabbage Night, Goosey Night, and others. The night before Halloween is known for all sorts of mayhem including people throwing eggs, spraying silly string, and smearing soap on cars. What do you call the...
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October 29, 2018 - 4:54 pm
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island town is changing its name to ``Hauntington'' for Halloween at the urging of a 7-year-old resident. Newsday reports second grader Angelica Dee Cunningham was all smiles when she learned Huntington was making the one-day switch Wednesday. The town council...
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Haunted House
October 29, 2018 - 4:02 pm
By Alaina Brandenburger Halloween may be mere days away, but there is still time to visit a haunted house and embrace the scariness of the season. Haunted houses in and around the city offer something for all. These haunted houses come equipped with creepy realism that will help you end your...
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