Bristol man charged after decorating home with stolen street signs, traffic …
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BRISTOL, Tenn. — A Bristol man is free on bond after police found 30 stolen street signs, two traffic barrels and two traffic cones in his house.

The Kingsport Times-News reports ( police spotted street signs nailed to the walls of Daniel Cross’ home when they responded to a call about a domestic incident on Saturday morning.

According to the arrest report, police saw an orange traffic barrel and traffic cone in a corner and found more signs in a pile under a child’s bed.

Cross told officers the signs were given to him by a friend. He said he was going to decorate with them.

Transportation officials still are determining their value.

Cross was charged with receiving or concealing stolen property.

His number was not listed in the telephone directory.


Information from: Kingsport Times-News,

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When Ray and Jane Maple were house hunting five years ago, they heard about a street in Wichita where the neighborhood went all out for Halloween.

“We’d never lived in places where people were so into decorating,” Ray Maple said. “We heard about this street and wanted to get a house on this street and we got lucky.”

They live in College Hill on North Broadview between First and Second streets – or simply put, the house with the pirate’s ship in front.

On the average, they expect an average of 3,000 trick-or-treaters will visit their neighborhood Wednesday night.

The Maples are part of a national trend of consumers who are helping turn Halloween into one of the most decorated and beloved holidays of the year.

“Fall has always been my favorite season,” Ray Maple said late Sunday afternoon. “I love to see all the kids happy. At Christmas we see our own family and at Easter, we’ll see them a little bit. But at Halloween, our whole neighborhood comes through. It is fun seeing the little ones get scared or excited.”

Think of the holiday and festivities as good-natured fun.

In west Wichita, Jana Northcutt does her own version of Halloween decorating – using vintage Veggie People, haunted houses and honeycomb balls and lanterns to create an atmospheric look.

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