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November 4, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Prosecutors: Man accused of hitting trick-or-treaters in Vancouver was high

By Paris Achen / The Columbian A man accused of striking and killing a 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating Halloween night was under the influence of marijuana at the time, prosecutors say. Attired in a suicide smock and hanging his head, Duane C. Abbott appeared in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide and three…

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November 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Seattle’s FreakNight Festival canceled after deadly overdose

Updated, 10:30 p.m.: Seattle’s FreakNight Festival, an annual Halloween-themed electronic-dance music party that attracts tens of thousands of revelers, had its second night canceled Saturday after its opening night saw two partygoers overdose, according to the Washington Poison Center, one fatally. The overdoses and death from the Friday night event were confirmed by a nursing supervisor at…

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October 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Costumes with coats: Rain should ease by trick-or-treat time

UPDATE FRIDAY, 6 A.M.: Forecasters say Friday’s rain in Washington should ease by the time Halloween trick-or-treaters hit the streets but there’s still a chance of showers. The Weather Service also says it will be cool, with temperatures likely in the 40s on both sides of the state. A series of storms will bring periods of rain…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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