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November 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Kids and adults robbed by group of teens on Halloween in Tacoma

The Associated Press  TACOMA — Police say six teens wearing blue bandanas robbed children and adults in six armed holdups on Halloween in Tacoma. The 13-17-year-old robbers also took a bag of candy from an 11-year-old, Lt. Gerry Lerum told told KOMO. A police dog tracked the suspects to a car where police arrested all six….


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: adults, Halloween, kids

October 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Rain record set; Halloween tricksters will get wet

Hey, kids:  You may want to work up Halloween costumes that include boots and a parka. Not only did the Seattle area set a rain record on Tuesday, but we’re going to get wetter as the day goes on. “We could get about another third of an inch of rain by about 8 p.m.,” said Andy…


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter, Weather Beat | Topics: forecast, Halloween, rain record

October 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

UPDATE: No Halloween costumes for Lafayette students, school staff says

UPDATE: 8:47 a.m. | The staff at Lafayette Elementary School in West Seattle has decided to uphold its decision not to allow students to dress up for Halloween this year, according to a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman. The decision, however, was centered around the costumes being a distraction during an abbreviated day of school, not around the…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Halloween, Lafayette Elementary School

October 16, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Tuesday Memo: Burlington bank hacked … Paint ball cop shootout … Halloween sensitivity

Here’s a story that appears to have come in under the radar … at least for us: Hackers electronically ripped off a Bank of America account in Burlington for $400,000 last week. The Skagit Valley Herald says the money was transferred to personal and business accounts across the United States over two…


Comments | Topics: Burlington, hackers, Halloween

October 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

US Customs seizes Halloween costumes in Seattle

The Associated Press More than 1,300 Halloween costumes made in China were recently seized because of high levels of lead detected in the buttons. Customs and Border Protection says two shipments headed for a distributor in the Seattle area were tested and found to have 11 times the acceptable level of lead. The agency says the pirate costumes…


Comments | More in General news, Government, Health | Topics: Customs, Halloween, health

November 1, 2011 at 6:51 AM

The Morning Memo / Tuesday: Superdog, inmates picking apples, a sniper

Weather:  Hello! No rain today. Sunshine, 50 degrees. Let’s enjoy it. It is November. Wet tomorrow, though, and Thursday, looking good Friday. But you’ll notice that the temps aren’t expected to get out of the 40s Friday through Monday. Like we said, November. Traffic: Did we mention Viadoom is over? Take Our Poll  Amber Alert ended overnight:…


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October 31, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Halloween costumes at the ready, let the fun begin

A number of kid- and family-centered Halloween events are scheduled today in Seattle and points north, east and south can and a list of them can be found here. For something a bit different for Halloween, our food writer Nancy Leson has a post on: Halloween onigiri And here’s a host of Halloween…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: candy, costumes, Halloween

October 31, 2011 at 10:03 AM

And the least favorite Halloween candy is …

And the winner, or is that loser, is. . . candy corn. When Seattle Public Utilities ran a contest to ask Seattle residents what their least-favorite Halloween candy was, candy corn won, picking up 20 percent of the votes. But it was a very small pool. Just 50 people voted, said Bret Stav, with Seattle Public Utilities. According to…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: candy corn, Halloween, Neco Wafers

October 31, 2011 at 7:58 AM

Weather Channel: Rain chance vanishes by 7 p.m.

Hey there, tricksters, here’s the way The Weather Channel sees Halloween weather developing through the day in the Seattle area: Morning through 3 p.m.: 10 percent chance of rain. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.:  20 percent chance of rain. 7 p.m. on:  zero percent chance of rain. Sunset is 5:54 p.m., and the temperature should be in the mid-40s…


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