Latest Suburbs News

Aurora hires ex-chief from theater shooting to lead police

Apr. 20, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The police chief who led police in the Denver suburb of Aurora when a gunman killed 12 people in a movie theater a decade ago is returning to temporarily lead the embattled department following the firing of its last chief. Daniel J. Oates, who served as police chief...

Students make video to prove their high school needs repairs

Apr. 16, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

The short documentary video opens with a high school student explaining how human waste flows up from the ground and floods an area where he and his friends eat lunch. In the eight-minute video with background music and captions of key quotes, students at Druid Hills High School use...

Activists stand by fired suburban Denver police chief

Apr. 11, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Community leaders and activists on Monday rallied around a suburban Denver police chief who was fired last week despite her community work, including efforts to rebuild trust with residents following the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. Pastor Topazz McBride said...

Gunman dead after firing more than 100 rounds, officer hurt

Apr. 06, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds in his suburban Minneapolis neighborhood, seriously wounding a police officer before the suspect was shot and later died, police said Wednesday. Officers in Roseville responded to a report of shots fired around 7:30 p.m....

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 28, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 27, 2022. Editorial: Progress toward regional water utility gains steam in a victory for central Iowa The commitment of city and utility leaders to break down obstacles and reject the comfort of the status quo is to be commended. ...

Fears of second avalanche prompt Alaska evacuation order

Mar. 27, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some residents living near an Anchorage suburb were ordered to evacuate Sunday over fears of another avalanche after a slide last week cut off about 100 homes from a main road. Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued the evacuation order for an area near the...

Tornado rips through New Orleans and its suburbs, killing 1

Mar. 23, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ARABI, La. (AP) — A tornado tore through parts of New Orleans and its suburbs Tuesday night, flipping cars and ripping roofs off homes and killing at least one person in a region that was pummeled by Hurricane Katrina 17 years ago. Parts of St. Bernard Parish, which borders New...

Census: Black population grows in suburbs, shrinks in cities

Mar. 13, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A longtime area staple with its wagon wheel décor and “Roy Rogers ribeye,” The Ranch Steak House is fighting to reopen as one of the last sit-down restaurants in the once-flourishing Black Chicago neighborhood of Roseland. About 13 miles (21 kilometers) away...

Georgia cityhood push divides: White flight or self-rule?

Mar. 03, 2022 11:23 AM EST

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (AP) — In the 2020 election, Jerica Richardson and two other Black women gave Democrats control of the commission overseeing this affluent suburban Atlanta county for the first time in decades. Now, the Republican-controlled state Legislature has passed bills that...