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HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACKIf you’re looking to get rid of some of that candy around the house, send it to troops overseas.

Dentists collect candy in exchange for cash and prizes and mail it off.

To find a dentist in the area, go to HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com.

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10/31/13

Haunted Wedding Held at the House of Shock

It’s a wedding like no other.

Two lovebirds have made it official, choosing one of New Orleans’ most recognized haunted houses as their backdrop and making Halloween night the night.

Bride Megan Adair says, “we wanted something Halloween and I started joking around we mine as well do it at a haunted house and have all the decorations already and he was like that’s a great idea! I was like, ‘okay I already emailed them. I’m just waiting to hear back from them,’ and we were like House of Shock that’s our favorite one.”

The House of Shock is known to be intense. What you see there you don’t usually forget and that is exactly what Megan Adair and Chris Guillot are going for.

The two are in love with Halloween, had their first date here, and now they’re making it official by vowing to stick together and live life outside of the box.

“They are very welcome of this distinction. To be able to come here and fulfill their dreams,” says House of Shock owner Lord Belial.

“Unique couple; couldn’t think of a better place in New Orleans to get married that the greatest haunted house in the world,” says Reverend B. Dangerous.

“We are different,” says Adair.

“That’s the only way to do it,” says groom Chris Guillot.

“We go to all the metal concerts while everybody is at Justin Bieber. I mean, we’re just that type of people. We rather be on a motorcycle or going around on a big old road trip in a minivan,” says Adair.

The House of Shock opens for one last night this season on Friday at 7pm.

Halloween Darkness Faulty Street lights are plaguing one neighborhood in New Orleans East.

Earlier this week parents along Crowder Boulevard voiced concerns about patches of darkness leading up to Halloween.

Street lights are out about a half mile on Crowder between Dwyer and Chef Menteur.

Neighbors have already contacted the city; and the Public Works Department is making plans to make repairs.

“It’s been too long I mean when are they going to fix them,” parent Leslie Stewart said.
“They’ll tell us anything, say they’re going to get it done but it don’t get done. That’s just to keep us from bugging then more and more,” concerned parent Sheila Fields said.
Last night parents came up with a safe Halloween alternative for kids trick-or-treating.  They hosted a house party for neighborhood kids.

The Mayor’s office released a statement saying, “The quality of life and safety of our residents is always a top priority and the city is committed to repairing street lights.”

There are currently 2500 outages city-wide. That’s down from 8000 at the start of the year.

Some neighborhoods are better known to go trick or treating on Halloween.

From uptown to Harahan and over to Metairie, trick or treaters flocked to popular Halloween hotspots for the best candy and… well, what else matters?

Louellen Berger’s skeleton themed house at the corner of St Charles Ave and State St. has become a traditional starting point for the diehard uptown tick or treaters.

Past Halloweens Louellen has run out of candy. But not this year, “Want to come in and see?  Two full stacked boxes and then boxes here as well. Maybe cause of the threat of rain they started lining up at 4:00 – 4:30.”

The candy just kept coming at Imperial Woods in in Harahan, a well-known Halloween hot spot.

And as darkness falls… Halloween pandemonium rises at Lakewood South in New Orleans.

WGNO cameras saw lots of super heroes and Duck Dynasty characters out Halloween night.

But according to Google, the most popular costume for kids in 2013 is the Minion from Despicable Me.

Employees at WGNO – and the Galleria building where our studios are located – dressed up and had a lot of fun for Halloween!

One couple plans to tie the knot Halloween night at the House of Shock haunted house!

Megan Adair and Chris Guillot, who are from Bourg in Terrebonne Parish, are taking the plunge at one of Louisiana’s most notorious haunted houses.

The Reverend B. Dangerous will preside over the ceremony.

So why House of Shock?  The couple says one of their first dates was at the popular attraction.

Beer and liquor vendors were out in full force in the French Quarter today as bars prepare for one of the busiest holidays of the year!

New Orleans was named Travelocity’s number one Halloween city, and some bar owners are hoping they break some attendance records.

“We’re hoping for thousands,” one bartender told WGNO News. “We go through tons and tons of boxes, with over 300 hand grenades. We’re going to make record goals hopefully tonight.”

With halloween only days away, Travelocity is putting New Orleans at the top of its “Ghastly Getaways” list.
The travel website says our city is considered the most haunted city in America.
It also names some of the halloween attractions around the city as great fun for tourists.

In the city that celebrates all ghosts, one apartment for rent is advertised at “Not Haunted”. Or is it? WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood calls in a ghost buster to investigate.

If you’re interested in renting the apartment, contact Finis Shelnutt at 504-524-1111.

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