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  • Report of needle in Halloween candy was a hoax, police say

    November 5, 2015 5:20 PM

    SALISBURY, Md. - Police say a teenager who reported finding a sewing needle in some candy he received while trick-or-treating has admitted his claim was a hoax. Officers in Salisbury said Thursday that the 15-year-old recanted his statement that he found the needle Sunday in a piece of Twizzlers... more »
  • Report of Halloween candy with 'needle-type' object probed

    November 1, 2015 2:52 PM

    KENNETT SQUARE - Police say needle-like objects have reportedly been found in candy handed out to trick-or-treaters in a Philadelphia suburb. The Kennett Square police department says a "needle-type item" was found inside wrapped candy bars given to five different children on Halloween night. They're urging parents to check all... more »
  • Trick-or-treater dies after being hit by car in Minneapolis

    November 1, 2015 1:55 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police say a 5-year-old boy who was trick-or-treating on Halloween has died after he was struck by a car while crossing a street. Officers were called to the crash in north Minneapolis around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Police found the boy in critical condition. A preliminary investigation shows... more »
  • 'Crisis,' 'Burnt,' 'Scouts Guide' all flop at box office

    November 1, 2015 12:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper - two of Hollywood's top stars - scared up few moviegoers over the Halloween weekend. "Our Brand Is Crisis," a political satire about campaign strategists in Bolivia starring Bullock, earned a scant $3.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Burnt," a restaurant... more »
  • Cops: 3 dead, 4 hurt when car hits trick-or-treaters in NYC

    October 31, 2015 9:52 PM

    NEW YORK -Police say a car plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters in New York City, killing three people, including a 10-year-old girl. Four others, including a 3-year-old, were injured. A spokesman for the New York Police Department says the group had been trick-or-treating just before 5 p.m. Saturday in... more »
  • Gonzales, Baker to go on with Trick-or-Treating plans on Halloween

    October 31, 2015 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Officials in Gonzales are monitoring weather conditions but say plans for trick-or-treating are still scheduled to go on from 6:00 to 8:00 pm tonight. The city of Baker will also go on with trick-or-treating plans from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Many cities and parishes chose to... more »
  • Extra patrols during Halloween Play Video

    October 30, 2015 11:07 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish called in extra patrols to monitor trick-or-treating Friday. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and Walker Police Department both had additional patrols to keep the peace and search for offenders. Halloween was changed to Friday because of the forecast predicting bad weather. In Walker, officers... more »
  • Arizona drivers get a scare from giant inflatable pumpkin

    October 30, 2015 1:21 PM

    PEORIA, Ariz. - Halloween tricks came early for some drivers and pedestrians in the Phoenix area when a giant, inflatable pumpkin bounded down the roadway in high winds. A 25-foot-tall pumpkin escaped from its display promoting the Peoria Monster Bash Thursday, sailing down the street and damaging two street lights.... more »
  • BR Halloween Parade moves start time to 9:30 a.m.

    October 30, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade start time has been moved up due to weekend weather concerns. The parade will now begin at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. Festival organizers met with local weather experts, BRPD and the mayor's office before making the final decision to move the... more »
  • Halloween Havoc?

    October 30, 2015 7:21 AM

    Clouds will build on Friday in advance of a storm system that will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms over the weekend. Local rivers are falling below flood stage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect clouds to increase throughout the day as the next storm system organizes to... more »
  • Neighborhood divided over trick-or-treat signs instructing parents to provide veggies

    October 29, 2015 3:03 PM

    NEW BRITAINURGING, Conn. - There are mixed reactions among a community in Connecticut where a neighbor has taken upon themselves to tell the neighborhood to hand out vegetables and healthy snacks rather than traditional Halloween candy this weekend. Bright orange posters went up in a community near Lincoln Elementary... more »
  • Vandals target previous home of convicted serial killer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween vandals seem to have targeted the house where a convicted serial killer once lived. Overnight, Terri Lemoine said someone stole Halloween decorations from her yard. Lemoine lives on Burgin Road, in the home where Sean Vincent Gillis lived. Gillis is suspected of killing eight women... more »
  • Many trick-or-treating hours moved to Friday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple parishes and municipalities moved their official trick-or-treat hours Wednesday because of expected bad weather. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said official trick-or-treat hours for the city and unincorporated areas will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mayor-president said the strong... more »
  • Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

    October 6, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEOGA, Ill. - Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving. Illinois is the country's top pumpkin-producing state. Mohammad Babadoost is a plant pathology professor at the University of Illinois. He says "we'll have a pumpkin for... more »
  • Turn Halloween gourds into Thanksgiving goods Play Video

    October 31, 2014 5:08 PM

    Interior Designer, Rachel Cannon Lewis, put a spin on making a cornucopia centerpiece for Thanksgiving using recycled pumpkins today on News 2 at 4. Lewis designed the centerpiece using gourds and vegetables that she already had in her home. She said the pumpkins can stay good up to a... more »
  • Get spooky at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Play Video

    October 31, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween may be today, but the haunting continues tomorrow at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. King Todd McCoy and Amy Seller from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. The parade rolls Saturday at 2:00... more »
  • Trick-or-Treat cast

    October 31, 2014 6:50 AM

    Halloween will be a chilling day for the region-quite literally. After a cool and sunny start, northerly winds will kick up to 10-15mph during the afternoon hours beginning a 12 hour period in which temperatures will fall almost 30°! Trick-or-treaters should dress a bit warmer with thermometers falling through... more »
  • Smart tips to keep Halloween safe and fun Play Video

    October 30, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to pediatrician, Dr. Mindy Calandro, there are many easy safety tips parents can use to make Halloween a safe and fun night for kids. For Halloween costumes, Dr. Calandro recommended that parents to buy reflective tape from a local hardware store for costumes or to... more »
  • Celebrate Halloween a day early Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween isn't until Friday, but there are plenty of spooky celebrations scheduled tonight across the area. The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting Boo with the Blue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include a haunted house, food and games a costume contest.... more »
  • The danger in Halloween decorations Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween can be scary in more ways than one. There are an average of 1,000 reported fires each year caused by flammable Halloween decorations. Fire Marshal Butch Browning joined us on 2une In this morning with tips to keep you safe. About 40% of those are... more »
  • BRPD 'Boo With The Blue' Thursday night

    October 29, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced plans for their "Boo with the Blue" Halloween event Tuesday. Organizers said there will be a haunted house, food, games, costume contest, music and more. Children and their parents can also see special equipment used by the police department,... more »
  • LSP plans family-friendly trick or treat event

    October 28, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police scheduled their seventh annual public safety expo for the day after Halloween in Baton Rouge. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween costumes, and refreshments and trick-or-treating will be provided along with demonstrations of public safety equipment and services. The family... more »
  • Trick or treating safety tips with La. State Police Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Costumes and candy make Halloween fun, but it can also be a dangerous holiday. Children are four times more likely to be involved in deadly pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other holiday. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited Halloween Express this morning with tips from Louisiana... more »
  • Cat Haven's Mewster Mash, online auction Play Video

    October 28, 2014 6:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every good witch needs a sidekick, and you can find yours this weekend at Cat Haven's Mewster Mash. Executive Director Wendy Decker joined Kylie Dixon on 2une In this morning to talk about the event. The Halloween party will serve as a kickoff to the organization's... more »
  • Rapper Mystikal's house on sex offender check list Play Video

    October 27, 2014 5:13 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Rapper Mystikal was in rare form when he answered the door in his Superman boxers during a routine sex offender compliance check. Mystikal, who's real name is Michael Tyler, was convicted of sexual battery in 2004 making him a lifetime sex offender. "I don't do the... more »
  • Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

    October 23, 2014 5:58 PM

    UNIVERSITY PARK, TX - A Dallas-area man has taken inspiration from the fear of Ebola for the Halloween decorations at his townhouse. James Faulk stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard in University Park, with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine,"... more »
  • Feds issue counterfeit costume contact lens warning

    October 23, 2014 11:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - As the weather cools and people begin to finalize their Halloween costume choices, federal officials released an official warning to the public about the dangers of novelty contact lenses, not approved by the FDA, and sold by many retailers throughout the nation. Federal agents are engaged in... more »
  • SOS Rescue to host canine costume contest

    October 21, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Andrea from SOS Rescue was back in the studio today with news of an upcoming event and yet another furry friend looking for a good home. SOS Rescue is a local non-profit that looks to find suitable homes for lost and abandoned pets through the generous... more »
  • Story of death, bad choices not your average trick-or-treat event

    October 31, 2013 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One family has a different take on Halloween. Instead of going door-to-door, they let the visitors come to them for a lesson about making the right choices. In their yard, off O'Neal, the Santiago family has a map of decisions and stops along the way. ... more »
  • WATCH: kids aren't scared by mother nature Play Video

    October 31, 2013 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The rain did not scare people away from Halloween festivities in the area. Thunderstorms drenched streets and weather warnings spooked people before the witching hour approached. Some communities changed trick-or-treat times ahead of the weather, but most stuck with the plan for Thursday. Better weather... more »
  • Expect scattered showers and storms on this Halloween

    October 31, 2013 7:17 AM

    A strong trough of low pressure will send a cold front into Louisiana and through Baton Rouge today. It will be very warm and humid ahead of the front and that will make the atmosphere unstable. This will also allow for scattered showers and storms to develop during the afternoon... more »
  • Halloween fun for cancer patients Play Video

    October 29, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Children fighting cancer at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital will have time to take a break and enjoy Halloween, thanks to the effort of a local foundation. Kim Bowman and her husband Trey created the Bella Bowman Foundation after their daughter lost her... more »
  • St. Martin Parish moves trick-or-treat time

    October 29, 2013 11:44 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish is moving trick or treating in the parish from Thursday to Wednesday due to the threat of bad weather. The sheriff's office said trick or treating will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Deputies asked for... more »
  • Sex offenders warned to stay indoors for Halloween Play Video

    October 28, 2013 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With nearly 1,000 sex offenders in East Baton Rouge Parish, probation and parole officers will be on the lookout for sex offenders violating Halloween guidelines. People can track sex offenders in your area by visiting the state's database or by downloading a smartphone app. One app... more »
  • For second year, no permits secured for street party

    October 25, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- No permits have been filed for a wild street party near LSU. The event on Carlotta has been a tradition for some thirty years, but was not held last year and likely won't happen on its traditional weekend either, the weekend before Halloween. Organizers did not... more »
  • Spiced Pumpkin Bread Pudding Play Video

    October 14, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Local chefs Jay Ducote and Chris Wadsworth previewed their Halloween Haunted House pop-up dinner on News 2 at 4. They made spiced pumpkin bread pudding with eggnog sauce, coffee caviar, and roasted pumpkin seeds. Chef Wadsworth said the sauce was a typical whisky sauce used for most... more »
  • Spooky buy: land bought for new haunted attraction

    July 12, 2013 11:06 PM

    CENTRAL- Owners of the haunted house in downtown Baton Rouge are moving forward with plans to expand the attraction. The 13th Gate producers purchased more than 74 acres at the intersection of Joor Road at Mickens. They spent $550,000 on the property. Neighbors are not fighting the project... more »
  • Spooky talk, but haunted house is approved

    June 26, 2013 10:35 PM

    CENTRAL- A haunted house got the green light from city leaders, but not before some confusing back-and-forth over the project. At first, it was denied then eventually approved. Creators of The 13th Gate want to expand to an empty lot on Joor Road at Mickens. The project... more »
  • Idea of haunted house doesn't seem so spooky to neighbors Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Owners of The 13th Gate, are considering expanding on a plot of land, just south of Central. The 75 acres, located on the east side of Joor Rd., south of Mickens Rd. could be home to a number of attractions, including a haunted hayride, outdoor laser... more »
  • Central approves Halloween attraction

    May 26, 2013 10:16 AM

    CENTRAL, La. - The city-parish Planning Commission has rezoned a property to permit a haunted house and outdoor Halloween-themed attraction just south of Central. The Advocate reports the commission voted this past week to rezone 75 acres for the owners of The 13th Gate. Dwayne Sanburn of Midnight Productions, which... more »
  • Duke removes blackface photo of lacrosse player

    November 13, 2012 10:33 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke athletic department has removed a photo from its website showing a women's lacrosse player dressed in blackface at a team Halloween party. The team held the party and costume contest at head coach Kerstin Kimel's house. The junior class dressed as characters from "The Little... more »
  • Denver mail carrier steps past man who died

    November 12, 2012 12:41 PM

    DENVER - The U.S. Postal Service is defending a mail carrier who walked past a Denver man who collapsed and died near his front door. Dale Porch was dropped off at home last week after working the night shift for the Regional Transportation District but never made it inside. Family... more »
  • Retailers are starting Christmas early

    November 8, 2012 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with several stores already stocking the shelves with holiday items. According to the National Retail Federation nearly 40 percent of holiday shoppers get started around Halloween. Retailers seem more than happy supply the demand. But not everyone... more »
  • Sex offender arrested at Halloween event

    November 2, 2012 7:11 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A Simmesport man has been arrested for violating his contract as a registered sex offender by participating in Halloween activities. 49-year-old Bryant Washington was booked Wednesday with sex offender violation and failure to provide a proper identification card. Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputies observed Washington handing out... more »
  • Two arrested, 4 wounded in USC campus shooting

    November 1, 2012 9:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Two men have been arrested for the Halloween shootings of four people on the University of Southern California campus. USC police Capt. David Carlisle says two men outside the Ronald Tudor Campus Center party were arguing at about 11:30 p.m. when one of them pulled a... more »
  • Agents go door to door checking on sex offenders Play Video

    October 31, 2012 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Probation and Parole agents hit the streets of East Baton Rouge Halloween night to make sure sex offenders stayed out of sight. Sex offenders with underage victims have to either be at mandatory treatment meetings on Halloween night, or stay indoors with the front lights as... more »
  • 'Ghosts of Louisiana' team hunts for spirits Play Video

    October 31, 2012 2:24 PM

    DARROW - Hunting for ghosts is for professionals only. Professionals like the "Ghosts of Louisiana Paranormal Society," a group of paranormal investigators who check out haunted places in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. Each member of the group, also called GOLAPS, specializes in a certain type of phenomena. The... more »
  • Trick or Treat Times 2012

    October 25, 2012 3:11 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH Gonzales Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donaldsonville Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sorrento Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rural areas Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ASSUMPTION PARISH Parishwide Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30... more »
  • Police: Permits not secured for annual Carlotta St. bash Play Video

    October 15, 2012 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said organizers of the annual Carlotta Street Halloween bash have not filed for permits to hold the event, the first time in the past 10 years. The annual street party near the North Gates of LSU the weekend before Halloween is a... more »
  • Study: Visibility keeps kids safe on Halloween

    October 29, 2011 4:35 PM

    Ghosts, super-hero's and fairy princesses are getting ready to hit the streets Halloween. WBRZ gets answers on how costumes can help keep safe when they trick or treat. Crystal Mooney and her husband are just a few of the parents News 2 saw out shopping for Halloween costumes for... more »
  • Trick or Treat Times 2011

    October 28, 2011 4:41 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH Gonzales Monday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donaldsonville Monday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sorrento Monday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rural areas Monday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ASSUMPTION PARISH Parishwide Monday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... more »
  • Ohio dentist offers to buy back Halloween candy

    October 23, 2011 3:53 PM

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- An Ohio dentist is offering to buy kids' trick-or-treating booty this Halloween, and he's even throwing in a toothbrush to sweeten the deal. The Mansfield News Journal reports that dentist Craig Callen and his associates are offering kids $1 per pound of candy they bring in, with... more »

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