I’ve had this idea before but didn’t do anything about it. Yourstreet.com has a Google map that has different pins for news stories from your area.
When you initially open the site, it detects your IP address but there is a search bar in the header. Apparently, it finds the location of the story through clues in the news article like addresses and road names. I thought it came out surprisingly accurate, which doesn’t mean it’s always dead on. Some locations, I don’t know how it knew where it was. There was nothing in the article about where the story took place.
Once you click on an article, it takes you to a page just for that story where you have options like moving the location if it’s wrong on the map, comment on the story or recommend it.