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Semi loses control, crashes on I-94 median

Semi loses control, crashes on I-94 median

BURNS HARBOR | The driver of a semi tractor trailer loaded with 25,000 pounds of food headed for Meijer lost control on the icy Interstate 94 Wednesday and crashed into the median barrier.

January 08, 2014 5:34 pm

EDITORIAL: Many solutions to Gary's crime problem

When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson requested urgent assistance from the Indiana State Police, it was obvious the city's homicide problem was bad. As Lauri Harvey Keagle's stories today show, the problem is alarming.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Abandoned buildings like this one in Flint, Mich., in June 2011 can be havens for crime. Flint led the nation in 2012 with the highest homicide rate for a city over 100,000 residents.

October 26, 2013 10:45 pm
Shrinking considered as solution to urban decay

Shrinking considered as solution to urban decay

Gary’s modest skyline will get a little shorter when the former Sheraton hotel — the fourth-tallest building in the city — comes down after sitting empty for decades, whenever the drawn-out asbestos issue finally gets resolved. The 14-story building with the skywalk that never quite reached …

August 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Midwest city officials discuss planning for sustainability

VALPARAISO | Municipal planners, urban designers, landscape architects and city officials gathered Thursday and Friday at Valparaiso University for the GreenTown Conference to discuss ways to go green.

September 28, 2012 6:06 pm
Students jump to break world record

Students jump to break world record

Flint Lake Elementary School second-grader Greyson Schenck does jumping jacks Wednesday with classmates while participating in an attempt to break the world record for most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The previous record was 20,000 people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.

October 12, 2011 2:45 pm
Students jump to break world record

Students jump to break world record

Courtney Crozier from the television show "The Biggest Loser" does jumping jacks with students at Flint Lake Elementary School in Valparaiso in an attempt to break the world record for most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The record attempt is sponsored by the National Geogra…

October 12, 2011 2:45 pm
Students jump to break world record

Students jump to break world record

Flint Lake Elementary School second-grader Colin Danzi does jumping jacks with classmates while participating Wednesday in an attempt to break the world record for most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.

October 12, 2011 2:40 pm
Students jump to break world record

Students jump to break world record

Flint Lake Elementary School second-grader Araeliana Roberts, center, does jumping jacks with classmates while participating in an attempt to break the world record for most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The record attempt is sponsored by the National Geographic Kids magazi…

October 12, 2011 2:40 pm

Flint

September 15, 2011 2:19 pm
Vacant buildings dot Flint's landscape

Vacant buildings dot Flint's landscape

Flint, Mich. | Vacant buildings dot the landscape in the city and have been increasingly common during the recession. At least 21 percent of housing units in the city are vacant, according to the 2010 Census.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Shuttered GM Buick City site part of city's industrial heritage

Shuttered GM Buick City site part of city's industrial heritage

Flint, Mich. | Industrial properties including those owned by General Motors are slow to redevelop, stretch for acres, and serve as a reminder of the once strong automotive presence. However, GM still employs about 6,500 people in the Flint area and other industrial properties are seeing dev…

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Fishing in the Flint River

Fishing in the Flint River

The Flint River, which winds through the city, serves as a destination for people to fish and enjoy other activities. Supporters for developing the riverfront say the area near downtown is an asset and needs to be improved to attract more visitors.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling

Mayor Dayne Walling in his office says despite the criticisms of the city, it has received national attention for its job growth in recent months. Walling is running for re-election and will be on the ballot for a primary election in early August.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Rust Belt resurgence: Flint, Mich.

Rust Belt resurgence: Flint, Mich.

Gary is 243 miles from Flint, Mich. Flint is 68 miles from Detroit.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Auto history drives Flint museum traffic

Auto history drives Flint museum traffic

The Alfred P. Sloan Museum has lifelike displays showing the Sit-Down Strike of 1936 and 1937 and other artifacts and events comprising the city's automotive history. The 44-day strike in a GM assembly plant in Flint is an important point in American labor history.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Downtown Flint property developer shows off progress

Downtown Flint property developer shows off progress

Scott Whipple, of Uptown Investments, walks around downtown Flint, Mich., and shows off some of the properties his development firm has restored downtown. In the background, the First National Bank and Trust Co. building, is one of the properties his firm has worked to restore.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Flint emblem

Flint emblem

The emblem on a door inside City Hall serves as a tribute to the city's automotive and industrial history.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
GM property leaves its mark

GM property leaves its mark

Shuttered General Motors sites have left acres of vacant property in the city.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
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