Latest Suburbs News

The Latest: Price gouging complaints being investigated

Sep. 16, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 5:55 p.m. North Carolina's chief lawyer says he's looking into accusations that retailers are bilking customers through exorbitant prices as Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants have crossed the state. Attorney...

Law tossed that allowed domestic violence victim evictions

Sep. 12, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis suburb will revise a law that allowed for eviction of residents who made repeated emergency calls after a lawsuit alleged that the ordinance punished victims of domestic violence. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed in...

US court says Housing Act covers harassed LGBT tenant

Aug. 28, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court found that the U.S. Fair Housing Act places obligations on landlords to protect LGBT tenants from harassment by other tenants. The new ruling by the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Court of Appeals, posted late Monday, sides with 70-year-old Marsha Wetzel. She accused a...

Angry crowd asks St. Louis suburb to drop protest charges

Aug. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Several people arrested at mall protests in suburban St. Louis nearly a year ago are expressing frustration that municipal prosecutors have decided to charge them. Dozens of people packed a meeting Monday of the Richmond Heights City Council. Some demanded that the city dismiss...

Judge rules in favor of city allowing mosque to be built

Aug. 1, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Detroit suburb violated no laws when it approved a consent judgment allowing the construction of a mosque in a neighborhood. U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain issued an order Wednesday in favor of Sterling Heights. An attorney for a group of...

Ohio's special US House election last stop before November

Jul. 25, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A special congressional election in Ohio will be the last test of voter sentiment nationally before November's high stakes midterm election — and the topic of President Donald Trump is never far away. Up for grabs on Aug. 7 are the last few months of former U.S. Rep. Pat...