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1 year 10 months ago

Big spending for Halloween

Is your Halloween costume ready to go? Halloween has turned into a huge moneymaker. The National Retail Federation says people will spend $8 billion on it this year. It's not the $500 billion spent during the December holidays, but shoppers are spending more to trick or treat every year....

1 year 10 months ago

Halloween mask presidential polling

Election Day is just around the corner, but Halloween comes first. Some say Halloween masks can predict the winner in the presidential race. It's the fifth presidential election where the Spirit Halloween stores nationwide are tracking sales of the candidates' masks. The candidate whose mask sold the...

2 years 6 months ago

Police: Man confessed to raping trick-or-treaters

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - The man accused by prosecutors as the East Coast Rapist confessed to police that he raped two teenage trick-or-treaters in Virginia in 2009, according to court testimony. Authorities believe 40-year-old Aaron Thomas is responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women from Virginia to Connecticut...

2 years 10 months ago

Spook N' Splash

Halloween came in not only came a day early for many youngsters in Colorado Springs, but it also came in with a splash. The Colorado Springs Recreation Center celebrated its 2nd annual Spook N' Splash. Kids came in costume to trick-or-treat, decorate pumpkins with arts and crafts, walk...

2 years 10 months ago

Greeley prepares for zombie crawl

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Greeley is planning to close traffic for its first zombie crawl. The Halloween celebration Friday night will feature dancers and makeup artists to help participants prepare properly for the event. The decorated undead are then welcome to crawl into any of the downtown venues...

3 years 10 months ago

Keep your pets safe on Halloween

Halloween is a holiday known for its tricks as well as its treats and can be very fun for people, but for animals it can be dangerous. Pets like a familiar environment, and an evening with the doorbell ringing nonstop and strangers with masks and frightening costumes coming to...

3 years 10 months ago

Trick or Trails planned at Starsmore

The Starsmore Discovery Center plans a pre-Halloween Trick or Trails party on October 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. It's described as a costume carnival. Free activities include a costume parade, local ghost stories, a spooky pumpkin trail and a piñata filled with candy. Reservations are required. Call...

3 years 11 months ago

Halloween Stores Help Fill Retail Vacancies

Halloween superstores are helping to fill a void left behind by big-box retailers that have abandoned retail space across the region. Six such stores are now providing costumes to shoppers and a million-dollar boost to the local economy. New Jersey-based Spirit Halloween has three stores in Colorado Springs this...

4 years 10 months ago

350 arrested for DUI over Halloween

A statewide crackdown on drunken driving netted 350 arrests over the Halloween weekend. The Colorado State Patrol says it collaborated with 22 law enforcement agencies in a special operation targeting drunken driving from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. State Patrol chief Col. James Wolfinbarger said Friday those arrested could have...

4 years 10 months ago

It's time to trick or treat

A Michael Jackson costume is one of the top sellers for Halloween this year. That's according to Beatrice Chery at the Spirit Halloween Superstore in New York. If you've not bought a costume yet, you're not alone. Chery says many customers have left it to the last minute. But...

4 years 10 months ago

Halloween at the White House

President Barack Obama and his family are set to celebrate their first Halloween in the White House. They may not exactly get to ring the front door bell and shout trick-or-treat, but area school kids will be able to party on the front lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That's because...

4 years 10 months ago

Ways to make a safe Halloween

It's the time of the year for witches and goblins large and small, along with reminders that can keep Halloween safely scary. Experts say kids should wear brightly colored costumes that are easier to see, or reflective material should be added to darker themes. If the kids are wearing...

4 years 10 months ago

Monsters vs Aliens special airs Wednesday night

A special Halloween edition of Monsters versus Aliens will be airing on News First 5 Wednesday night. It's called "Monsters versus Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space." The movie takes place on the night of Halloween, where innocent-looking carved pumpkins turn out to be mutant aliens. The mutant pumpkins...

4 years 10 months ago

Halloween spending still up

It's that time of the year again. Time to howl at the moon and kick up your heels. But what to wear? For the kids it's back to basics this year. "Super heroes have been coming in pretty good this year, along with story book characters." says Zeezo's President Mark...

4 years 10 months ago

Halloween on a budget

Halloween is big business for retailers. It's the second busiest shopping season of the year, second only to Christmas. But with tough economic times this Halloween is a bit more scary for businesses and consumers. This year estimates are close to 5-billion dollars. "It's a phenomenal time...

4 years 10 months ago

ZOOBOO at the Pueblo Zoo this weekend

The animals at the Pueblo Zoo are ready for Halloween--the zoo is hosting ZOOBOO this weekend, from 10 am - 2 pm Saturday and 12:30-3:30 Sunday. Indoor crafts, up-close animal encounters, and keeper talks are scheduled throughout the weekend. The zoo is stocking up on pumpkins for critters great...

4 years 11 months ago

Cemetery tour this weekend

Halloween is two weeks away. To help you get in the mood for the creepy holiday, Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs is giving guided tours this weekend highlighting historic murders from the 1870's - 1940. Listen to the tales, learn about the victims, and hear some of the evidence that...

4 years 11 months ago

It's time for Boo at the zoo

It's time for Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. So gather your little ghosts and goblins for an event that is fun for the whole family. Boo activities include a haunted fun house, trick-or-treat, a creepy bat cave, animal encounters with shows, and more. The event is...

4 years 11 months ago

Madoff mask a natural for Halloween

Don't be alarmed if Bernard Madoff comes knocking this Halloween. The real Madoff pleaded guilty to a decades-long Ponzi scheme that cost investors millions of dollars. The New York financier is now serving a 150-year prison sentence. But he'll be joining the witches and ghosts on spook night. Madoff masks...

4 years 11 months ago

Ghosts of old Manitou walking tour

In celebration of All Hallows Eve, Manitou Springs' spectral history comes alive for the 14th year on October 24th during the Ghosts of Old Manitou Walking Tour. Tours take approximately 45 minutes and will take you through downtown Manitou Springs, with costumed Spirit Guides leading the way into the...

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