Local Leaders Offer Safety Reminders For Halloween | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Local Leaders Offer Safety Reminders For Halloween

Play associated audio

As families gear up for Halloween, local governments are asking parents to be mindful of safety.

Lucile Bauer, a spokesperson for Maryland's Montgomery County, says there hasn't been a serious trick-or-treat-related incident in the county in several years. But, she says parents shouldn't be complacent.

"We never suggest that you go to a house without lights, nor take candy from a container that's just left outside the home " said Bauer. "And make sure that no candy is eaten until parents have a chance to inspect it."

Bauer also said all drivers and pedestrians should be particularly aware of children out and about this year.

NPR

Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'

The Daily Show isn't the only fake news show around. South Africa has Late Nite News, starring comedian Loyiso Gola. We asked him how he feels about Noah's new job — and what advice he has to offer.
NPR

The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
WAMU 88.5

Legal Cloud Lifts For Controversial Alexandria Waterfront Plan

Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.
NPR

If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.