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How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018

No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?

The death of longtime Bozo the Clown performer Frank Avruch this week triggered both feelings – warm memories from some and a shiver of fear from others who associate clowns …


Goodwill stops sale of clown masks amidst creepy clown reports

Citing concerns about reports of “scary clown sightings,” Goodwill Industries of the Northwest announced Thursday it would stop selling clown masks.


Crying inside? Creepy craze no joke for real clowns

This year’s nationwide creepy clown craze has become a nightmare before Halloween for actual, working clowns, who say their bookings at parties and other events have dropped sharply, even after …


Clown hysteria makes its way to the Inland Northwest

At about 7 p.m. Sunday, 14-year-old Brooklyn Bergquist claims she was chased by a young man wearing a light-up clown mask while she was walking home near 44th and Bowdish …


Schools ban clown costumes amid investigation

A Connecticut school district is banning clown costumes and any “symbols of terror” during this year’s Halloween season as authorities investigate the authenticity of a number of clown-related social media …