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For the past six years, Dr. Marisabel Olivera has had hundreds of kids bring shopping bags filled with Halloween candy into her office, Journey Kids Dental, in Fort Lauderdale.

Tampa’s mayor and police chief plan to trick-or-treat in a neighborhood terrorized by a real-life horror.

Florida Department of Corrections’ probation officers will be working with law enforcement across the state Monday to ensure sex offenders are not interacting with kids this Halloween.

A Tour of the Haunted Cuban Club

Oct 30, 2014
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Back in the early 20th Century, members of Ybor City's Cuban Club paid dues and had access to a medical clinic, a pharmacy, a theater, bowling lanes, a gym and a pool- all in the same building. It was the hangout. 

But today, this same building is said to be the hangout- for spirits. So much so that the Cuban Club has been rated as one of the top ten most haunted buildings in the nation by the Travel Channel.  

A Look at Tampa's Past Through Ghost Stories

Oct 30, 2013
WUSF/Yoselis Ramos

If happy jack-o-lanterns, cute costumes and family-friendly fun don't quite cause your blood to run cold -- you might be among those ready to take Halloween to a new level.  Maybe a good old-fashioned "ghost tour" in downtown Tampa is what you're looking for.

Here at NPR, we're always game for a good public radio spoof. And yesterday, the terrifyingly funny folks from Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (@waitwait) started their own public radio, shall we say, spook.

It all started with this tweet (which was clearly dying for a response):

Top 5 Changes to Ybor City's Guavaween Event

Oct 26, 2012
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Guavaween, Ybor City's annual Latin-themed Halloween celebration, returns Saturday with a few changes. The 27th edition of the event will still feature a costume contest and host "Mama Guava," but here's what's new: