Latest Halloween News

Police seek public help in drive-by Halloween party killing

Jan. 20, 2022 17:03 PM EST

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. Las...

Attorney: Teens in KKK garb shocked Black teen with stun gun

Nov. 11, 2021 20:29 PM EST

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. At a news conference Wednesday, Matt Manning of Corpus Christi said...

Rodgers stands by remarks, admits being misleading on status

Nov. 10, 2021 12:01 PM EST

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he stands behind the comments he made last week about why he didn’t get vaccinated for COVID-19, but acknowledges misleading some people about his status before testing positive. Rodgers spoke on “The Pat McAfee...

Gov. Newsom to push vaccines in Southern California swing

Nov. 10, 2021 01:35 AM EST

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. Newsom has a full...

California's Newsom picked Halloween with kids over U.N.

Nov. 09, 2021 19:51 PM EST

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...

College suspends in-person social gatherings after outbreak

Nov. 08, 2021 08:30 AM EST

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. In-person classes resume Monday, but faculty can...

Indiana man charged in fatal shooting of trick-or-treater

Nov. 03, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

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. Desmond Crews, 23, of Gary is also charged with attempted murder in...

Mexican villages try to preserve authentic Day of the Dead

Nov. 02, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

AROCUTIN, Mexico (AP) — The famed Day of the Dead ceremonies around Mexico's Lake Patzcuaro were once again thronged with visitors on Monday, economic relief for a tourist-dependent region that suffered from last year's pandemic shutdown of the observance. In the...

Police: Chicago-area Halloween party shooting gang-related

Nov. 01, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

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...

Boy, 13, hit by car while trick or treating dies

Nov. 01, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy died Monday after being struck by a car while trick-or-treating. Karl Finch was with his younger brother and friends when he was hit while using a crosswalk in Taylorsville on Saturday, Fox-13 reported. ...