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By ground or air, patrols monitor trick-or-treaters

On this Halloween, law enforcement hit the streets and the air to make sure trick-or-treaters were safe.

"We're looking for pedestrian traffic. The safety for those people," said KPD Officer Shawn Shreve, as he patrolled the streets of East Knoxville Wednesday. He said KPD was treating Wednesday like a holiday, with patrols focusing on two things: pedestrians and an increase in cars on the road.

"Most of the time you have kids running away from their parents. They start following some friends who thought are in their party," Officer Shreve added.

Halloween events around Knoxville this weekend!

Halloween events around Knoxville this weekend!

 

Knoxville Horror Film Festival
October 25-27
Thursday at Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8 at 1640 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville, TN and Friday & Saturday at Relix Variety Theatre at 1208 North Central Street Knoxville, TN 37917 

The 4th Annual Knoxville Horror Fest features shocking short films with submissions from around the region and the world. This three night film festival has an admission of $10 per night or $25 for a festival pass.
www.KnoxvilleHorrorFest.com

Downtown play fountains closed

Downtown play fountains closed

A dry spell has arrived for the downtown Knoxville toddler population!

According to the City of Knoxville the play fountains in Market Square and in the Krutch Park extension are officially closed for the season. They will reopen in the spring.

Halloween photo shoot to benefit ETCH

Halloween photo shoot to benefit ETCH

Downtown photographer John Black is offering a Halloween photo shoot for kids, adults, and pets this Friday - and all procedes go to East Tennessee Children's Hospital. 

Visit the John Black Photography studio in the Daylight Building at 501 Union Avenue on October 26th from 4pm-8pm dressed to kill!  

Up to 53% off admission to Ripley's Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg

Up to 53% off admission to Ripley's Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg

 

Believe it or not, DealChicken is always up for a terrifying adventure. A world-class creepy attraction, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure tests the fortitude of Halloween lovers and ghost hunters alike. Whether you’re brave enough to take on this sinister setting alone or opting for the safety of a large group, enjoy a spine-tingling stroll through this eerie collection of oddities. At more than half off the normal ticket price, the only thing safe is your wallet.

Campaign hopes to educate teens about dangers of prescription drugs

Campaign hopes to educate teens about dangers of prescription drugs

State prosecutors are sending a strong message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The state's district attorneys introduced a new anti-drug campaign on Wednesday morning in Downtown Knoxville.

The campaign is called Deceptive Danger. It's designed to educate the public, particularly teenagers, about the dangers of prescription medication and synthetic drugs like bath salts.

The district attorneys say the campaign is an effort to fight rising drug abuse rates across the state.