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South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND - Steve Nemeth runs his index finger along the pages of the old ledger pulled from a heavy metal safe in the sexton’s cottage of City Cemetery. The cemetery is snuggled in a struggling urban neighborhood, bounded by LaPorte Avenue...
Did you know there is a vice president of the United States buried in South Bend's oldest cemetery? Or that there are two revolutionary war soldiers buried there as well? South Bend City Cemetery dates back to 1832 and holds fascinating stories of...
To some John Dillinger was a ruthless bank robber, to others he was a hero taking a stand against the government -- but to people in Warsaw he is the man who robbed their police department. There is nothing but a parking lot there now but in 1934 the...
I hate it when my day starts out the way today did. I pick up my South Bend Tribune (6/16) and read a story that makes me shout, “Are you kidding me.” That is what happened as I read the headlined article: “Sex offender mistakenly...
Tags: Prosecution, Prisons, Indiana, Rentals, Crimes
Doris Milewski, of South Bend, recalls a vibrancy about the intersection at Michigan and Washington streets that served as a focal point for downtown amid all the department stores and restaurants in the ’40s. Eleanor DeGraff distinctly remembers...
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
Melvin Purvis, the famed G-man who took down John Dillinger, lived the rest of his life in the desperado's shadow. When Dillinger made his famous escape on March 3, 1934, from the Crown Point, Ind., jail and crossed the state line with a stolen car, it...
Tags: World War II (1939-1945), Radio Industry, Firearms, Rentals, FBI
When notorious outlaw John Dillinger was gunned down on Lincoln Avenue on a steamy July night in 1934, his death ended a months-long manhunt that captivated the press and the public. Then his body went on a public tour. Just as the Libyan people lined...
'A Dark and Lonely Place' By Edna Buchanan. Simon & Schuster, 415 pages, $26 As legends go, John Ashley and his gang of bank robbers, moonshiners and pirates who worked the state's back roads during the early 1900s probably have been forgotten by most...
Tags: Delray Beach, Trials, Literature, Karen Black, Crimes
How do movies get picked as Oscar-worthy? Which nominees do critics think have the best shot and why? Are your picks different? It's Oscar week: Join a panel of movie critics Monday night at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater to talk about the year's...
When a beat reporters go to work, they know what they’ll be covering: courts, crime, city hall, etc. General assignment reporters like me know one thing: each day will be different than the last. My recent subjects have ranged from mobile homes to...
RedEye movie critic** (out of four) Clint Eastwood knows a great deal about many subjects: grumbling, the West, gunfire, stubble. Then there are topics, recent years have proven, about which Mr. Eastwood has fewer insightful thoughts: kidnapping, apartheid, the...
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