Latest Suburbs News

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Apr. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a...

California races to deter disaster as towns face fire risk

Apr. 11, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise. A McClatchy analysis reveals more than...

Rome moves Roma families from housing project after protests

Apr. 4, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rome city authorities have moved several Roma families out of a public housing project in a Rome suburb after violent protests by neo-fascist groups threatened their safety. Far-right protesters from the neo-fascist party Forza Nuova screamed insults and threw objects at a van that removed...

New York City may try tolling its way out of traffic mess

Mar. 29, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long-ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan. The plan would make New York the first U.S. city to join the ranks of London, Stockholm,...

The Latest: Milwaukee suburb excited for jackpot winner

Mar. 28, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the $768 million Powerball winning ticket sold in Wisconsin (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Residents of a Milwaukee suburb where the winning ticket for the estimated $768 million Powerball jackpot was sold say they're happy the winner could be from their community. New...

Colorado oil debate gets personal as lawmakers weigh rules

Mar. 27, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's long-running battle over oil and gas drilling in suburban neighborhoods has erupted again, and this time the stakes are deeply personal. As state lawmakers debate whether to clamp stronger health and safety regulations on the industry, stories of loss and anxiety are emerging on...

County bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

Mar. 26, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem. "It's an...

Poisonous toads infest suburban Florida neighborhood

Mar. 24, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida suburb is being plagued by thousands of poisonous toads. Experts say the amphibians are bufo toads, also known as cane toads. Residents in the infested Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood worry toxins secreted by the toads will harm their pets and children. News...

Long-resistant county near Atlanta votes down transit plan

Mar. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that would have brought a significant expansion of mass transit was voted down by a long resistant county on Tuesday. Gwinnett County's referendum asked voters if they wanted to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1 percent...

The Latest: Colorado drilling rule changes get initial OK

Mar. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on an oil and gas project in a suburban Denver neighborhood (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The Colorado Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates oil and gas. Senators endorsed the bill Tuesday. It faces another vote in the...