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Old 07-04-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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San Antonio hasn't had any large scale killings or disasters to my knowledge... However, we have small-scale killings everyday.

The most shocking story from San Antonio is probably the gruesome murder of a newborn boy by his own mother, Otty Sanchez in 2009. Three of his tiny toes were chewed off, his face torn away, his head severed and his brains ripped out. She apparently ate the child's brain and some other body parts before stabbing herself in front of her 2 older children and her sister. She told officers that the devil made her do it. Otty claimed she had postpartum psychosis, similar to Andrea Yates' claimed condition.

http://news.about-knowledge.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/otty-sanchez.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The Bronx has way too many. But the one that sticks out right now:

The Happy Land arson fire that killed 87 people in 1990.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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YouTube - Crane falls on car, Rome, GA
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Probably the Newark riots in 1967.







The city had a VERY VERY hard time recovering.
Cities like Chicago had riots during the same time, but Newark was a smaller city so it really did a lot of damage.
That 4th picture is from Kent State.......
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Well, my town is fairly small. We have one or two murders a year, and often times have none at all. The nearest big city is Sacramento, but also, not a lot of terrible news events from there. There was the Good Guys! hostage crisis in 1991, 3 hostages and 3 hostage takers were killed. There are periodic floods as it's an extremely flood-prone city (supposedly the second most flood-prone in the US after New Orleans), but the 'big one' hasn't happened yet.

If I extend my home region to include the nearest major city, San Francisco, it's hard to top the 1906 earthquake. 3,000+ killed, 300,000 homeless, and a city vanished.

"Not in history has a modern imperial city been so completely destroyed. San Francisco is gone." Jack London

From wikimedia commons:
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Unimaginable. /thread
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Pan Am Flight 103, where 35 Syracuse University students were killed. This story had and continues to have a big impact on Syracuse (the city).

The Labor Day Storm of '98 was also a big deal (a derecho event which killed several people and blew down 30,000 trees). Syracuse is not prone to destructive weather, so it was way out of the ordinary. The area had no power for about a week.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:10 AM
 
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2008: Windsor, CO is hit by an F3 tornado, killing 1 person, destroying 80 homes
No one knows about that. It was not a major news maker. Columbine was way bigger.

WestbankNOLA's first picture clearly is not Louisiana or Katrina. It's a supercell thunderstorm probably in the Great Plains.

For my hometown of Tunica, MS it would have to be in the 1980s when Sugar Ditch Alley was exposed to the national media creating a press frenzy about poverty and racism. Jesse Jackson came and deemed Tunica "America's Ethiopia."

For my city of Memphis, probably the single worst news event was April 4, 1968 when Martin Luther King was assassinated.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:04 AM
 
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minneapolis has had 28 homicides this year so far compared to 19 all off last year. the news makes a big deal out of it here but 28 homicides thru july 11th is not bad at all compared to other cities.
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