Latest Suburbs News

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and...

Evacuation orders lifted for hundreds of homes in Utah

Aug. 31, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Utah are lifting evacuation orders for residents of hundreds of homes in a Salt Lake City suburb after a wildfire burned three homes and damaged eight others. Officials on Saturday announced the lifting of evacuation orders effective 11 a.m. for 240 homes in...

Officials: Campfire caused Utah wildfire that burned homes

Aug. 30, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire in northern Utah that destroyed three homes was 10% contained as of Friday afternoon. The fire, which was caused by a campfire, is estimated to have grown to about 365 acres (148 hectares), said Kim Osborn, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. Officials are looking for two...

Cook County group gets $6M grant to fight youth homelessness

Aug. 29, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area advocacy group will use a $6 million federal grant to fight homelessness among youths. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant Thursday to the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County. It says the group will use the funds to...

Lawsuits filed against operator of medical equipment cleaner

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Tuesday. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week in Cook County seek...

Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...

Ferguson: 5 years later, racial tension lingers nationally

Aug. 8, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court...

Shooting wounds 3, leads to hospital lockdown

Aug. 8, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — A shooting in a St. Paul suburb left three people wounded, including a 12-year-old boy, and caused a brief lockdown of an area hospital. The shooting happened Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Maplewood. The Star Tribune says the 12-year-old, a 15-year-old and a...

Developer prevails in fight over Detroit suburb development

Aug. 6, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A developer has prevailed in a dispute with residents of an upscale Detroit suburb over how many luxury homes should occupy a sizable portion of land in the community. An eight-bedroom 1940s mansion formerly sat on the 8 acres (3.2 hectares) in question in Grosse Pointe...

Latest GOP retirement highlights party's growing peril in TX

Aug. 5, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday's announcement that yet another Republican congressman is retiring highlights the GOP's growing struggle to win the House majority next year and the shifting political leanings of Texas, the nation's second-largest state. Democrats' burgeoning prospects in Texas, which has a...