KHQ.COM - Trick-or-treaters will fill the streets on Halloween. Statistics show that kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller and Safe Kids Worldwide offer the following tips on how to keep your kids safe when they head out the door:
1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child's vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
2. Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
3. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
4. When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. To learn more about how to keep your trick-or-treaters safe, visit SafeKids.org.
Sunday, December 8 2013 3:05 AM EST2013-12-08 08:05:29 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school has been fired after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license.More >>
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school has been fired after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license. Michael Griffin was fired from Holy Ghost Preparatory School on Friday after administrators said his obtaining a license to marry his same-sex partner was a violation of the school's teaching terms and Griffin's contract.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 3:04 AM EST2013-12-08 08:04:13 GMT
Sunday: A fairly compact system cruises through the area. Progressing from mostly cloudy with light snow to partly cloudy.More >>
Overnight: Clear skies & perhaps the coldest night so far for many communities! Arctic temperatures continue with a few daily low temperature records expected to be set by morning. Sunday: A fairly compact system cruises through the area. Progressing from mostly cloudy with light snow to partly cloudy.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 2:56 PM EST2013-12-07 19:56:07 GMT
KHQ.COM - Fire crews are on the scene of an apartment fire on the 2900 block of South Waterford Drive. Approximately 300 people have been evacuated.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire officials were called to the scene of a fire at Touchmark on South Hill, a senior living apartment complex on the 2900 block of South Waterford just after 7:30 Saturday morning. More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 2:18 PM EST2013-12-06 19:18:21 GMT
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. More >>
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. However it's important to make sure that your password is unique and difficult to prevent people and software programs from figuring it out.More >>