And that means families can find plenty of dazzling displays after dark.
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The holiday rush is on as the season of "going" shifts into high gear.
AAA says this holiday season will be the busiest ever, with as many as 98.6 million Americans taking a trip.
Some will fly; others will take a train.
But 9 out of 10 travelers will be packing up and hitting the road, many of those trips fueled by lower prices at the pump.
Skipping annual chimney inspections and cleanings can lead to big problems. So, before you cozy up in front of the fireplace, make sure it's in good working order.
A man hit his roommate with a 6-foot spiral Christmas tree Sunday night, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies arrested 24-year-old Sean Christopher McFadden on a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.
He remained jailed Tuesday morning.
Sgt. Carrie Carver said the 42-year-old victim suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.
The victim said he has filed for a no-contact and restraining order on McFadden.
The outdoor decoration remains on the home's front porch.
We recently got the chance to tag along with the STAR 101.5 and KOMO News winners on their trip to Disneyland, aka The Happiest Place on Earth.
The sheriff's office asked for the public's help locating a woman who last spoke to her mother on Thanksgiving.
A Gig Harbor police officer thought he might die as a shoplifting suspect dragged him with the suspect's car. The surveillance video showed it all. Sgt. Fred Douglas survived and helped put two brothers in jail.
The woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash had tears in her eyes Monday as she was formally arraigned on charges of criminally negligent homicide, hit-and-run and tampering with evidence.
Springfield Police say 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was behind the wheel of a car Thursday that hit a father and son as they crossed Main Street at 54th Street.
The car sideswiped Julio Ortiz, 39, of Springfield.
His father, Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, died from his injuries.
He was carried 12 blocks on the car and found a mile and a half from the scene of the crash.
The man accused of offering to pay a former cellmate to run a neighbor off the road in what police describe as an elaborate murder-for-hire plot pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday.