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The Full Suburban: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Ditto family

I know it’s bad when I get down to the Tootsie Rolls. Like an alcoholic drinking Listerine, that is my signal that my post-Halloween binging has officially reached rock bottom, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Police: Four people have been killed at a Halloween party in Northern California

Four people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a Halloween night party at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community, police …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Ghoulish dancers thrill crowds of trick-or-treaters along Manito Boulevard

Nikki Lockwood first had the idea for the flash mob set to “Thriller” on Halloween after Michael Jackson died in June 2009. The tradition turned 10 this year, with some …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Trick-or-treater, 7, critically injured in Chicago shooting

A 7-year-old girl is reported in critical condition after being shot while trick-or-treating on Chicago’s West Side


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Tricker-or-treaters endure chilly Halloween as Spokane closes in on record-cold October

“It’s going to be a little cool but clear skies,” said Mark Turner, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Spokane Office.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Ghost 411: Spokane women launch podcast for the paranormal

Ghost 411 podcast is an outlet for two Spokane women to explore hauntings and help people cope with the paranormal.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Blue pumpkins help kids on the autism spectrum navigate Halloween

A blue pumpkin is a way to subtly indicate that a child is on the autism spectrum and may react differently to situations that arise while trick-or-treating.


‘Feetloaf’ is giving us nightmares this Halloween season

It might have flashed across your social media feed at some point over the past week: an image of a lifelike sculpture of two severed solitary feet – not fashioned …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Shari’s Restaurant in Lewiston kicks out couple dressed as Native Americans and making war cries

A couple was kicked out of a Shari’s restaurant in Lewiston Saturday after they dressed up as Indians and made war cries in the restaurant, sparking a viral online response …


Kids race pumpkins to raise money, awareness for Meals on Wheels Spokane

Meals on Wheels Spokane hosted its ninth annual Great Pumpkin Race Saturday as a way to educate people about its mission to feed senior citizens.


The Full Suburban: All Halloween takes is a miracle

I am a praying woman. I always have been and forever will be. Sometimes I feel like I have a direct line to heaven, and sometimes I feel like it’s …


Halloween 2019: Frightful fun for all ages

Here’s a look at Halloween celebrations for all ages and interests happening this weekend, and, of course, on Halloween.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police chief warns Halloween pranksters against soaping

Soaping or greasing the tracks had long been a popular prank, because it caused streetcars to lose traction and stall. However, it was also dangerous because the streetcars could slide …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Sweet deluge: Treats are OK in candy season if balanced with nutrition, dental care

Between trick-or-treat fun and candy canes, kids aren’t likely to resist sweets this time of year. But there are tips for parents to help with better choices. Experts note the …


Review: Silverwood makes a wicked transformation for Scarywood

“Ten years of fear” is Silverwood Theme Park’s slogan for Scarywood Haunted Nights in 2019, commemorating its inception in 2009. For a month of each year, the Inland Northwest’s amusement …


These tricks are treats: Creating elaborate Halloween costumes

What’s scary popular this year for Halloween costumes? Some parents go over the top.


Where the boos flow freely: Scarywood celebrates 10 years of making people scream

In 2009, Silverwood took a 180-degree turn with Scarywood Haunted Nights. If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things,” you can think of Scarywood as the Upside Down of Silverwood – …


Dorothy Dean presents how to make and eat Jell-O worms

I can hardly contain myself. My most favorite holiday of the year is less than one month away. Eek! I’ve been very busy preparing, too – stringing cotton spider webs …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

TV show claims proof of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but no haunted tours scheduled

The latest episode of “Ghost Adventures” claims to show “authentic” evidence of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but the last of the building’s famous haunted tours was given …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

Middleton parents rally to reinstate principal while the school board stays mum

Parents rallied around a suspended principal at


Thousands sign petition to reinstate Idaho teachers suspended in costume controversy

Thousands of people have signed a petition seeking to reinstate the 14 staffers suspended from Middleton School District over a Halloween costume controversy.


Police: Idaho child given rat poison while trick-or-treating

Police say the parents of a 7-year-old trick-or-treating in southwestern Idaho found rat poison among their child’s candy.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Pins found in Halloween candy in Omak

Omak Police reported two incidents of sharp pins found in Halloween candy on Thursday, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Beyonce in ’90s Halloween mood with Toni Braxton salute

Beyonce is in a 1990s mood as she salutes singer Toni Braxton for Halloween.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Gardner Minshew’s signature look has taken over Halloween. A look at some of the best Minshew costumes we’ve seen on Twitter today

At the risk of running into himself a few-dozen times on the trick-or-treat trail, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew might want to stay in this Halloween.


Haunted tales of Spokane’s past fill newspaper morgue

In the morgue of The Spokesman-Review, a windowless, dark and rarely-visited room in the basement of the Review Tower, eyes of Spokanites long dead stare out from yellowing paper, and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Ghost of Christmas past, Halloween present: Spirit Halloween finds temporary home in vacant R Us locations

The former Babies R Us location at 6104 N. Division St. is functioning as Spirit Halloween. The former Toys R Us at 15505 E Broadway Ave. is also serving as …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Last push for pumpkins: Families make final journey to Green Bluff ahead of Halloween

Spokane area families braved rain, puddles and mud Sunday afternoon to pick out their carving pumpkins before Green Bluff’s fall activities wind down to a close.


‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

“Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales.


BBB Tip of the Week: Spooktacular tips for Halloween

Shopping to decorate for Halloween should be a fun-filled experience – not a terrifying one.