Latest Halloween News

Sheriff: 1 wounded in shooting at haunted house

Sep. 27, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

CHINA GROVE, N.C. (AP) — One person was wounded in a shooting at a Halloween haunted house attraction in North Carolina on Saturday, authorities said. Investigators arrested five juveniles and seized three guns after responding to a report of shots fired at the Reaper’s Realm haunted house in China...

Watch Bay St. Louis chef compete on Food Network

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Her Halloween haunted house won the first round of the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship” as Renee Loranger of Bay St. Louis competes with 10 bakers from across the country for the prize of $25,000. The series, one of several Halloween-themed...

Indoor dining restrictions to be eased in New Hampshire

Sep. 24, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire restaurants will be allowed to move tables closer together starting Oct. 1 if they install barriers between them, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. Currently, tables must be placed at least 6 feet apart to reduce the risk of the coronavirus. With the weather getting...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 23, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy The New York Times Sept. 19 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87, will forever have two legacies. The one Americans could be focusing on right now is the one of legal...

Halloween candy and decorations are displayed at a store, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Freeport, Maine. U.S. sales of In this year of the pandemic, with trick-or-treating still an uncertainty, Halloween candy were up 13% over last year in the month ending Sept. 6, according to data from market research firm IRI and the National Confectioners Association. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Sep. 23, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out. U.S. sales of Halloween candy were up 13% over last year in the month ending Sept. 6, according to data from market research firm IRI and the...

Health officials recommend against usual trick-or-treating

Sep. 22, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State health officials are recommending against trick-or-treating as usual this Halloween because of the coronavirus pandemic. Going house-to-house and having in-person contact is not a good idea, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. If individual communities...

Ohio guidelines discourage traditional trick-or-treating

Sep. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Traditional trick-or-treating should be avoided this year and haunted houses and hayrides should be canceled, the Ohio Department of Health said Friday as it released a series of non-binding recommendations. Communities should consider alternatives such as drive-through events with...

Lamont concerned about increasing coronavirus cases in state

Sep. 17, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont expressed concern Thursday about an increasing number of people testing positive for the coronavirus around the state. The state reported 220 more people tested positive compared with Wednesday, out of a total of nearly 13,900 people who were tested....

2 Indiana college counties listed as moderate virus risk

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The counties that include Indiana and Ball State universities are listed as the highest-risk locations for coronavirus infections on the state health department’s updated county-by-county map released Wednesday. Monroe County, which includes the main Indiana University campus in...

FILE - Revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York on Oct. 31, 2019. The holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people who provide Halloween fun navigate a myriad of restrictions and safety concerns. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Sep. 16, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people...