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With lots of little ghouls and goblins in neighborhoods tonight, consider these tips to keep everything safe:

  • Always make sure to check children’s candy for suspicious items before digging in.
  • Minors should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Walk, don’t run.
  • Know where your children are, who they’re with, and have a way to contact them.
  • Don’t approach darkened homes or apartments.
  • Put reflective tape on costumes; carry a flashlight or glowstick.
  • When walking, keep on sidewalks and watch for traffic.
  • Drive extra safely on Halloween.
  • More safety tips

In other headlines:

Powerball jackpot climbs to $1 billion. It’s been almost three months since anyone won Powerball, which now has a huge jackpot of $1 billion. The drawing is tonight.

Four shot at Charleston apartment complex. Two adults and two children were injured early Sunday at a shooting at a Charleston apartment complex.  

Small earthquake rattles Columbia area Sunday night. The 2.5-magnitude earthquake shook the Elgin area at 9:33 p.m. Sunday.

SC-1: Who’s telling the truth in Mace-Andrews race? This story offers some fact-checking about accusations going on in the race between Nancy Mace and Annie Andrews.

New conservation fund to protect barrier island. Efforts to protect the last undeveloped barrier island in Horry County at the eastern tip of South Carolina took a huge leap forward with two $500,000 donations to a new fund to protect land.

IAAM to hold pre-opening worship service Nov. 16. The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church USA, will join officials of the International African American Museum for a pre-opening worship service in North Charleston on Nov. 16.

Holiday flights expected to cost more, be full. Five things to know before you book your holiday flight.

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