Latest Suburbs News

Developer aims to bring 4th hotel to Honolulu suburb

Oct. 14, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A developer aims to bring a fourth hotel to the Honolulu suburb of Kapolei amid demand from local residents and business travelers for less expensive hotel rooms outside of resort districts. A Utah-based partnership is seeking a city permit to build a...

State files charges in 3 cases tied to absentee ballots

Oct. 11, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — An employee at a suburban Detroit nursing home filled out absentee ballot applications for two dozen residents without consulting them before the 2020 election, authorities said Monday. The case was one of three cases of alleged fraud announced...

ACLU: Feds need to investigate police in Detroit suburb

Oct. 07, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union asked the federal government Thursday to investigate the use of force by a suburban Detroit police department, especially incidents involving Black people. Officers in Taylor have injured people and created an...

2 shot dead in argument among neighbors on suburban street

Oct. 01, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police say an argument among neighbors erupted in violence in a suburban Phoenix community, resulting in the shooting deaths of two people on a residential sidewalk. Mesa Police Department said Friday that 41-year-old Justin Keith Peterson was...

Nonprofit grants propel prosecutor push on racial injustice

Sep. 26, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Deborah Gonzalez took office in January as the district attorney for the Western Judicial District of Georgia, she noticed that too few defendants, especially Black defendants, qualified for a program that promised treatment for addiction or mental health and not...

Minnesota solar projects stalled due to Xcel Energy's delays

Sep. 25, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of Minnesota solar projects stalled due to delays by Xcel Energy has ballooned to more than 300, with a backlog of applications that solar industry leaders say will take decades to clear at the utility’s current pace. In one case in...

Pressure rising for Democrats in Virginia governor's race

Sep. 24, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Stuart, a longtime Republican state senator in Virginia, got three days' notice this summer to help pull together a weekday campaign event for Glenn Youngkin, the GOP candidate for governor. To his surprise and delight, some 200 people...

District: Missouri students posted slavery petition online

Sep. 22, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a suburban Kansas City school district are investigating after a small group of students posted a petition online calling for the return of slavery. The petition came to light last week after the students at Park Hill South High School...

Republican control of Indiana Senate likely set with new map

Sep. 21, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans appear set for another decade of controlling Indiana’s Senate under a GOP-drawn redistricting plan released Tuesday. The proposal for the new Senate election districts comes as the Republican-dominated Legislature intends to give final...

Judge digs deeper into PG&E's suspected role in Dixie Fire

Sep. 13, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Pacific Gas & Electric troubleshooter spent nearly two hours in federal court Monday fielding questions about whether the beleaguered utility could have turned off the electricity sooner to a power line now suspected of sparking the monstrous Dixie Fire two months...