Aurora

  • Aurora Jul 10

    Missing Woman From Aurora Found

    UPDATE: Micaela Flores, 69, has been located in Lemont, IL and is safe, according to police. Aurora police are asking for help in the search of an endangered missing woman. 69-year-old Micaela Flores was last seen at Harbor Freight on State Route 59 in Aurora at 3:54pm on July 9, according to police. Flores, who is Hispanic, 5-foot-2 and 120…

  • Aurora Jul 5

    3 Injured in Aurora Shooting

    Three people were shot Sunday in west suburban Aurora. The shooting happened in the 100 block of Trask Street, according to a tweet posted by Aurora police at 5:35 a.m. The three victims are being treated for their injuries at Aurora-area hospitals, police said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call investigators at 630-256-5500.

  • Aurora Jul 3

    Feds Charge 3 Men With Trying to Steal From ATM in Aurora During Protests

    Three men from Aurora are facing federal charges after allegedly trying to steal from an ATM in the west suburb amid national protesting against police brutality in late May. Fermin Ocampo-Tellez, 27, Diego Vargas, 24, and 19-year-old Michael Gomez are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank theft, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of…

  • Aurora Jul 3

    Police Locate West Suburban Aurora 17-Year-Old Girl Previously Missing

    Aurora police located 17-year-old Amanda Lopez after she had been missing the past week. Officials located Lopez in her home Thursday and determined that she left and returned on her own accord. Lopez had been seen walking June 25 around 3:30 p.m. near Bent Oak Trail and Eastwood Drive in Aurora, according to police. Lopez, who is Hispanic, 5-foot-6 and…

  • Liz Lane Jul 2

    Colorado School District Introduces 4-Day Weeks to Cut Costs

    Hate Mondays? Maybe you should consider moving to Colorado. A school district in the Centennial State has cancelled school on Mondays in favor of a four-day school week. But Garfield-like attitudes is not why school district 27J, located outside Denver, made the decision. The district, which serves 18,000 students in Brighton, Commerce City, Henderson, Thornton and Aurora, believes that the...

  • Aurora Jun 29

    Missing Aurora Teen Found Safe

    Aurora officials announced Monday that a teen who was reported missing and endangered has been “safely located.” Sandra Torres reports.

  • Aurora Jun 24

    Aurora Police Respond to Suspect Barricaded Inside Home

    Aurora police were responding to a barricade situation in the western suburb early Wednesday. At around 2 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Bangs Street for a report of a person with a gun and shots fired at another person, Aurora police said. The initial call reported shots had been fired, but the caller later said the man…

  • Aurora police Jun 16

    Aurora Police Release Video to ‘Tell the Entire Story' of Arrest

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    tAN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP LEAD TO CHARGES AGAINST TWO PEOPLE.
    tVIDEO OF THE INCIDENT QUICKLY WENT VIRAL – NOW AURORA POLICE ARE PUSHING FOR TRANSPARENCY.
    tNBC 5’S REGINA WALDROUP REPORTS.
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  • Aurora Jun 16

    Aurora Police Release Video to ‘Tell the Entire Story' of Arrest

    Police in west suburban Aurora on Sunday night released dashcam footage of an arrest in which officers pulled a Black man and woman from a vehicle, both screaming and the woman shouting that she couldn’t breathe, after an altercation that escalated when the woman refused to give officers her birth date.

  • Aurora Jun 15

    Aurora Police Release Video to ‘Tell the Entire Story' of Arrest

    Police in west suburban Aurora on Sunday night released dashcam footage of an arrest in which officers pulled a Black man and woman from a vehicle, both screaming and the woman shouting that she couldn’t breathe, after an altercation that escalated when the woman refused to give officers her birth date.

  • Suburban Protests Jun 6

    Aurora Authorities Cancel Curfew for Saturday Night

    Officials in suburban Aurora have canceled a 10 p.m. curfew for the second day in a row, saying that no additional curfews are scheduled at this time. According to a press release from city officials, the decision was made after reviewing conditions in the city and in surrounding communities. In addition, travel restrictions through downtown Aurora have also been lifted,…

  • Aurora Jun 6

    11 Facing Felony Charges in Connection With Aurora Demonstrations

    Eleven people are facing felony charges in connection with demonstrations that occurred between May 31 and June 1, in west suburban Aurora, according the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. The eleven arrestees range in age from 19 to 36, the state’s attorney’s office said. One person was charged  with arson and criminal damage to government property for allegedly setting fire to an...

  • Suburban Protests Jun 3

    Aurora Imposes Curfew, Travel Restrictions

    Authorities in suburban Aurora say that the city’s mandatory curfew and travel restrictions will remain in effect Wednesday night due to “pending demonstrations,” according to a press release. According to officials, the curfew will go into effect at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and will end at 6 a.m. Thursday. During that time, residents are asked to remain at home, and...

  • how to help Jun 3

    Making a Difference: How to Donate to Legitimate Nonprofits

    As protests against police brutality continue amid the coronavirus outbreak, Americans have donated millions of dollars to the Floyd Memorial Fund and civil rights groups. But such giving may also lead to scams and illegitimate organizations trying to take advantage of the situation. Here’s how to avoid them.

  • Suburban Protests Jun 2

    Aurora Police Extend Curfew, Announce All Interstate 88 Exits to Close Amid Unrest

    The city of Aurora has extended its curfew for another night, and travel restrictions will be put in place as police and safety officials look to quell civil unrest in the town. According to authorities, the curfew will resume at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night and will end at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Residents are asked to remain in their homes, and…

  • cicero Jun 2

    Heavy Police Response Seen in Cicero After Violence Erupts

    Amid reports of damage, unrest and shootings in Cicero, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police were called to assist local law enforcement.

  • protests Jun 1

    Aurora Takes Measures to Prevent Looting

    Chicago’s suburban Aurora takes preventative measures Monday night after looters took to the streets damaging local businesses. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup reports.

  • Aurora Jun 1

    Video Shows Squad Car on Fire in Aurora

    Video shows a police squad car on fire in Aurora as protests escalated in the city, prompting an emergency curfew to be issued.

  • coronavirus illinois May 29

    Brother Throws Little Sister Ceremony After Kindergarten Graduation Canceled

    Five-year-old Ella didn’t get a kindergarten graduation because of coronavirus, so her 10-year-old brother held one for her in their Aurora home – and the video is absolutely adorable.

  • Aurora May 16

    Aurora Man Charged With Arson After Barricade Situation: Police

    An Aurora man was arrested after allegedly trying to set his ex-girlfriend’s belongings on fire and barricading himself inside a home Wednesday in the west suburb. Michael Paige, 27, is charged with felony counts of aggravated arson, residential arson and arson, Aurora police said in a statement. Officers were called about 10:30 a.m. to the 500 block of North Lake...

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