Latest Suburbs News

Mountain lion who killed dog prowls California neighborhood

Dec. 6, 2019 12:14 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have warned residents of a Southern California suburb to take precautions as a mountain lion prowls neighborhoods after killing a resident’s dog and injuring another pet. Sightings of the big cat in the city of Simi Valley near Los Angeles resumed Thursday...

Georgia city urged to reject migrant children shelter

Dec. 6, 2019 8:08 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pastor trying to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody is getting pushback from people in an Atlanta suburb who call his efforts morally offensive. Six people urged the city of Marietta to deny the shelter proposed by Mitchell Bryant, according...

Vote set on southern Indiana school district breakup plan

Nov. 30, 2019 10:08 AM EST

SELLERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Voters in a southern Indiana school district will decide next spring whether to approve a plan for splitting the district in two. West Clark Community Schools board president Doug Coffman says the district’s reorganization proposal will be on the May 2020 primary ballot....

Winds fan ferocious fires in Australia's most populous state

Nov. 12, 2019 5:51 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia's most populous state and into Sydney's suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in their paths that there was no longer time to flee. New South Wales state is under a weeklong state of...

Southern Indiana school district gets approval for breakup

Nov. 10, 2019 9:40 AM EST

SELLERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A state board has approved letting a southern Indiana school district go forward with its plan for splitting in two. The State Board of Education's decision this past week allows the West Clark Community School Corporation to seek voter approval of its reorganization plan. The...

The Latest: Police: 2 dead in California murder-suicide

Nov. 8, 2019 1:06 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two people found dead in a Southern California home where there was a bomb threat (all times local): 10 a.m. Police say the deaths of two people in a suburban Southern California home are the result of a murder-suicide. Cmdr. Steve Shorts says Friday that a man...

Is the anti-Trump suburban revolt escalating? Watch Virginia

Nov. 2, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant wanted to avoid talking about President Donald Trump as she courted voters this week on Ridgefield Green Way just outside Virginia's capital city. The middle-aged man at one door didn't want to talk about anything else. "I've only got one...

Halloween terror: 4 killed at Northern California party

Nov. 2, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed and at least four injured at a Halloween party shooting at a Northern California home rented by a woman who falsely claimed she wanted the Airbnb so her asthmatic family members could escape wildfire smoke, police and a person with knowledge of the transaction...

Small plane crashes, leaving pilot dead, houses ablaze

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman escaped...

Actor Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" campaigned Tuesday for Democratic legislative candidates in a Virginia election that is viewed as a warmup to the 2020 presidential contest. Alec Baldwin told Democrats and...