• Police spread Christmas cheer by giving out candy instead of tickets

    Some drivers in Boise, Idaho, have gotten a jolly surprise after seeing flashing blue lights in their rear-view mirrors: police are giving out candy instead of tickets for some minor offenses. In the days leading up to Christmas, Boise police officers have been giving motorists chocolate bars and a safety warning during traffic stops. “That […]

  • Costume, candy donations help homeless kids have a happy Halloween

    Thursday is Halloween, and for many families, that means putting the finishing touches on costumes and filling candy bowls. However, for thousands of kids and their families in western Washington who are experiencing homelessness, costumes and candy are the last things they are thinking about. Some in Pierce County are doing their best to help, […]

  • Sex offenders have sued a Georgia sheriff’s office for placing ‘no trick-or-treat’ signs in their yards

    A group of registered sex offenders has sued a Georgia sheriff over signs planted in their yards to warn trick-or-treaters not to visit their doorsteps on Halloween. The federal suit claims Butts County Sheriff’s Office employees trespassed onto the registered offenders’ private property and “had no legal authority” to place the signs last October, causing […]

  • Gunman Shoots 2 Children Who Were Trick-or-Treating in Philly

    Makiya Williams has a message for the two gunmen who sent her and her younger brother to the hospital on Halloween. “Do better man,” Williams said. “It was in broad daylight.” Williams and her 5-year-old brother Mael Howel were trick-or-treating in the Olney section of Philadelphia Wednesday around 6:15 p.m. As they were walking on […]

  • Best and Worst Halloween Candy

    Before you give out treats this Halloween, it’s important to know a few rules. “I would not like fruit, I would like candy,” says 7-year-old Gerardo Perez from La Quinta.  He and his sister Miranda, 11, are speaking out for all trick-or-treaters: don’t hand out fruit this Halloween. “It’s Halloween it’s candy time,” says Miranda. […]

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