PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former police officer has been found guilty of damaging a family’s Halloween decorations outside their home west of Portland, Oregon, in 2020.
The Washington County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Steven Teets was found guilty of second-degree criminal mischief and sentenced to 24 months of probation, KOIN-TV reported.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has refused to release a man dubbed the “Halloween Killer.”
As part of an ongoing legal battle between Gerald Turner and the state, a Fond du Lac County judge last week ordered the 72-year-old Turner to remain in the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members, a Nevada Army National Guard official and Las Vegas police pleaded Thursday for public help to identify people in a car from which gunshots were fired at a Halloween house party, killing a 22-year-old Guard member and wounding two other people.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The attorney for a Black teenager from Texas says several other teens attacked his client with a stun gun on Halloween while wearing costumes resembling Ku Klux Klan robes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will visit a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot clinic in Los Angeles County on Wednesday to highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates heading into the winter season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he chose to take his children trick or treating on Halloween instead of discussing climate change with world leaders in Scotland, explaining the decision to abruptly cancel his trip and then recede from public view for nearly two weeks was driven by the simple desire of a working parent to spend more time with his kids.
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Halloween parties were a big contributor to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at St. Michael's College that prompted the Vermont school to switch to online instruction on Friday, school officials said.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of a 13-year-old boy who was killed when shots were fired at a group of trick-or-treaters on Halloween in northwestern Indiana.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Police said Monday that a shooting at a suburban Chicago Halloween party that left two people dead and nine others injured appeared to be gang related.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office updated the number of people hospitalized after Sunday's early morning shooting.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man outside the Elks Lodge in Ames where a Halloween party was being held.
Stashaun Brown, 23, of Des Moines, died from his injuries in the late Friday night shooting, police said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Halloween weekend house party took a violent turn when a woman was shot to death.
Las Vegas police say the shooting happened early Sunday in the city's east side.
According to investigators, it started when five men were denied entry into the home.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police said they gave out citations to more than 40 people in what was generally described as a calm Halloween-eve night in the State Street area.
The city has historically hosted a large downtown celebration, called Freakfest, on the Saturday closest to Halloween.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Two people were killed and more than a dozen were injured in an overnight shooting at a suburban Chicago Halloween party, authorities said Sunday.
A patrol sergeant heard roughly a dozen gunshots after 12:30 a.m.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police were looking for three men after a fight at a Pasadena Halloween party left multiple people injured, including a woman who was shot.
A few hundred attended the party at a commercial building on South Raymond Avenue.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating a reported shooting at a Halloween party in an Ohio shopping center that wounded a woman.
Columbus police said officers were called to OhioHealth Doctors Hospital after the 19-year-old victim walked in for treatment.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin safety Collin Wilder was planning his Halloween costume this week when he bought a red and white hat for $7 at a mall and wrote a message on it with a Sharpie.
Just like that, he came up with the object that best symbolizes how the Badgers have turned their season around.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Health commissioner is encouraging the state’s trick or treaters to celebrate Halloween safely this year.
Dr. Mark Levine says most trick or treating is already outdoors.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina again is requiring all registered sex offenders in the state still under supervision for a crime against a child to stay home and not give out candy Halloween night.
MELROSE, Mass. (AP) — Comedian Jimmy Kimmel thinks residents of a Massachusetts school district that has chosen not to host Halloween can perform an end-run on the policy by celebrating an alternative holiday such as “National Gourd Appreciation Day” or “All Snickers Eve.”
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Halloween in one Massachusetts city is being rescheduled to....Halloween.
Lawrence Mayor Kendrys Vasquez says trick-or-treating in the city near the New Hampshire state line had been slated for Saturday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Witches and warlocks, ghosts and ghouls can breathe a little easier this year: Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are generally on the decline, and trick-or-treaters can feel safer collecting candy.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The last time Ben Roethlisberger played the Browns, his night began with a frantic chase after the ball was snapped over his head into the end zone. He ended it sitting on the bench contemplating his future.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A beloved Halloween tradition in the city of Rutland is returning after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Rutland Halloween Parade takes place Saturday evening starting at 6:30 p.m., and includes 71 floats, according to Recreation Superintendent Kim Peters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ghosts and goblins can scratch the White House from their trick or treating routes this year.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be in Europe on Halloween and won't be at the White House to help hand out candy and other treats.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The high school bands played, the costumed marching groups danced and float riders threw Moon Pies and beads to the thousands of people who turned out Saturday for New Orleans' first big parade since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the city's signature brand of frivolity.
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Three teenagers were critically wounded at a Halloween house party in Southern California when someone pulled out a handgun after a fistfight and opened fire, authorities said.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is tackling quarterbacks on the field and burying them in his front yard.
The NFL sacks leader has decorated the lawn of his suburban home with mock gravestones of seven opposing quarterbacks, including Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson and Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle Public Schools elementary school has canceled its Halloween parade, saying the event has historically marginalized students of color who don’t celebrate the holiday.
Seattle Public Schools said in an emailed statement that for at least five years, the B.F.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No little ghosts or goblins this year at elementary schools in East Lansing.
WASHINGTON -- The government’s top infectious diseases expert says families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors this year for Halloween as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. decline, especially for those who are vaccinated.
A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Saturday:
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a pandemic-related absence of almost two years, Universal Orlando Resort's celebration of all things scary opened for screams on Friday.
Halloween Horror Nights kicked off at the Florida theme park resort for a 30th year of disturbing haunted houses, live entertainment and celebrations of pop-culture scares.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a pandemic-related absence of a year, Halloween Horror Nights are back with haunted houses based on the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Bride of Frankenstein" planned for Universal theme parks in California and Florida.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge in western New York announced Friday he would step down from his administrative duties after a photograph taken at Halloween party in 1988 surfaced where he was dressed as a well-known person of color, an act he said he now knows “is considered to be racist."
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Three professors at the University of South Alabama have been placed on leave after racially insensitive Halloween photos surfaced of them, the university said...
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the Church of Satan are grieving the destruction of a historic “Halloween House” north of New York City that authorities say was set ablaze this week by an unidentified arsonist...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon tallied 1,122 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, shattering its previous record and blowing past more than 1,000 new daily cases for the first time as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly statewide...
ATLANTA (AP) — A Catholic high school in Georgia switched to online learning this week after about 50 students tested positive for the coronavirus, which they may have contracted at a Halloween party hosted by a student's family, officials said...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's coronavirus cases are at their highest levels in months, a disquieting reality Gov...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Here is a look at coronavirus pandemic-related developments around New England:
Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, but fun and spooky activities planned around the city included a puppet parade, an Empire State Building memory game and socially distant trick-or-treating...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Dropping candy down a chute for little costumed Baby Sharks, Mulans and Black Panthers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bit of rejiggering, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump played host Sunday to hundreds of superheroes, unicorns, skeletons and even a miniature version of themselves as part of a Halloween celebration at the White House...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican candidate running for Arkansas State Senate said he made “mistakes" as a teenager after repeatedly denying his dismissal from a Mississippi high school for wearing a racist Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Anyone planning a trip to Salem this month to celebrate Halloween needs to cancel their plans, the mayor of the Massachusetts city famous for its 1692 witch trials said Friday.
Even though the city has canceled a monthlong series of publicly sponsored events held each October that typically draw tens of thousands of visitors, many people are still flooding the city streets, increasing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.