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Police have identified two men accused of stealing thousands of pounds of watermelons from local grocery stores. Beaverton police were called out to the WinCo Foods store on Cedar Hills Boulevard theMore >>
Police have identified two men accused of stealing thousands of pounds of watermelons from local WinCo Foods stores.More >>
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(CNN) - For most pregnant ladies, enjoying a drink at the local bar isn't an option, or is it? A study just released in the British Medical Journal found that when moms consumed a moderate amount of alcohol,More >>
For most pregnant ladies, enjoying a drink at the local bar isn't an option, or is it?More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:21 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:21:26 GMT
The controversial killing of five kittens by a humane officer is sparking new outrage. A national organization joined locals to protest once again. Five kittens were shot a week ago in North Ridgeville.More >>
The controversial killing of five kittens by a humane officer is sparking new outrage.
A national organization joined locals to protest once again.More >>
Halloween trick-or-treating can be so much fun. Make it's a safe, happy evening by following these valuable safety tips:
If you're home this Halloween, make sure your house is well lit.
Clear walkways of any type of decorations that can cause a child to fall.
Avoid scaring or startling trick or treaters. Small children may frighten easily.
Buy candy that's sealed or individually wrapped.
When driving on Halloween night, slow down in residential areas. Be sure to carefully look both ways for children darting into the street.
Pets get frightened on Halloween. Put them up to protect them from cars or inadvertently bitting a trick-or-treater.
Battery powered jack o'lantern candles are preferable to a real flame. If you do use candles, place the pumpkin well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing. Make sure paper or cloth yard decorations won't be blown into a flaming candle.
Reminders for your trick-or-treater:
Make sure to walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the street, facing traffic.
Always watch for cars. Use designated crosswalks and intersections.
Remember to stay with a group.
To avoid accidents, don't run out between parked cars.
Carry a flashlight.
Walk, don't run.
Obey traffic signals.
Stay in familiar neighborhoods.
Don't cut across yards or driveways.
Wear a watch you can read in the dark.
Stay away from and don't pet animals you don't know.
Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props.
Falls are the leading cause of accidents on Halloween:
Be sure your child's costume is short enough to avoid tripping or falling.
The costume should be loose enough so that your child can move around freely.
Use materials that are fire retardant and made of light colors and reflective tape.
Masks should have proper mouth and nose openings. Eye holes should be large enough for good visibility. When possible, use face paint.
Shoes should fit (even if they don't go with your costume).
Parents, make your child eats dinner before setting out. Give your child quarters to call home.
Once your child is home:
Although tampering is rare, tell children to bring the candy home to be inspected before consuming anything. Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspect.