A witness told MSNBC cable television that he arrived seconds after the crash at a building he described as a two-story apartment building that he said had been hit dead center. Aerial television coverage showed black smoke billowing from several buildings. The Virginian-Pilot reported that the buildings were in the Mayfair Mews Apartments.
Editor’s note: No city in Pennsylvania made either list.
According to 24/7 Wall Street the best run city in America is Virginia Beach, VA. This city of 439,172 residents has a Aaa credit rating, a low crime rate, a low poverty rate and 93.1 percent of the adult population have graduated from high school. These among other factors catapulted Virginia Beach to the top of the list. Irvine, CA and Madison, WI rounded out the top three.
On the other end of the spectrum (definitely the list you DO NOT want to be on) is Miami, FL. This city of 400,892 people has a high crime rate, a high poverty rate and a very low percentage of adults who graduated from high school (68.2 percent). Other members of the wall of shame are Detriot, MI, Newark, NJ. and Cleveland, OH.