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Old 01-22-2009, 02:41 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Phoenix:

In recent times, about a month ago a mentally-disturbed man randomly took a baseball bat to a 7 year old and a 10 year old boy, playing in a park, beating them both to death. Another event was the news helicopter crash over a park not too far from Midtown Phoenix, in which reporters in separate covering the scene of a high-speed chase collided and were killed on impact. Also, the Baseline killer who committed a number of sexual assaults and rapes over a two year period, in the process killing 9 of his victims. Also, a team of serial shooters who went on a two year killing spree killing 8, and being responsible for 29 other shootings in Phoenix.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I live in Colorado Springs but will answer for Grand Forks, ND because I consider that my city more than any other city I've lived. For Grand Forks, the worst event ever was definitely the Red River flood of 1997. 1997 Red River Flood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Boston
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station fire in warwick (providence, ri)

100 died.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis - The Hamilton Avenue mass murders of 7 family members (June 2006)

The Hovey Street slayings of 2 young mothers (both age 24) and their children
(ages 23 months and 4 months) January 2008
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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Rochester- Arthur shawcross. A serial killer that killed about a dozen people in the area.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Waco,Tx

1917: The Infamous lynching of Jesse Washington.

1950: The Waco Tornado

1993: Mount Carmel

2000: Bush became president.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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The Munich massacre.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Default Colorado

1949: The worst blizzards the US has seen begin in Wyoming and Colorado and spread over most of the West. Over 100 people and 1 million heads of livestock are killed.

1961: A school bus is hit by a train on a crossing just outside Greeley. Twenty of the school children are killed and 16 injured.

1976: A flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon kills 139 people

2002: The Hayman fire destroys nearly 138,000 acres of land

2008: Windsor, CO is hit by an F3 tornado, killing 1 person, destroying 80 homes
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Andrea Yates drowning all 5 of her children back in 2001.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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1. Elizabeth Smart abduction.
2. The Trolley Square shooting.
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