(CNN) - You might call it a sign of economic growth. You can definitely call it a sign people love their pets.
Americans will spend $370 million on costumes for their pets this year. That's up 19 percent from 2011.
According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, pumpkins will be the most popular pet costumes.
"Devil" will be the second-most popular pet costume.
Also among the most popular costumes are dogs dressed up as cats and cats dressed up as dogs.
Charges have been filed against a mother in an Effingham County, Illinois murder case.
Officials say a 78 year old female was driving her green station wagon south on 59, near the 60 mile marker when she hit a tree.
Two people are in the Vigo County jail facing charges of burglary with deadly weapons, residential entry, and possession of various drugs and paraphernalia.
The holiday season is often a happy one for the whole family, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one it can be a difficult time of the year. One local family is carrying on the memory of their son during the holidays.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
UPDATE: 3 people arrested in connection to shooting death.