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July 9, 2014 | By Lydia O'Neal, Casey Fabris, and Jason Grant, Inquirer Staff Writers
The sudden collapse of two Cobbs Creek rowhouses Monday damaged adjacent homes and jangled nerves, but caused no injuries. "It shook my unit," said Nichet Jones, who lives next to one of the houses and was home when they fell. "There was lots of glass shattering, bricks crumbling. It was very loud. " Jones said she was in bed and her three young daughters were in their rooms. "The Red Cross is helping me," she said, waiting for clearance from the Department of Licenses and Inspections to return home.
SPORTS
May 22, 2000 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Mike Curry shot a 1-under-par 66 and helped host John F. Byrne Golf Club beat Cobbs Creek, 41-16, yesterday in the inaugural Philadelphia Publinks Challenge Cup. The match featured 13 teams from both courses competing in individual and better-ball match play, with nine points available in each foursome. Philadelphia Publinks officials are planning to make this an annual event, and may expand the format to include other public golf courses. The leading scores John F. Byrne (41)
SPORTS
August 3, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Mike Owsik, the tournament director, moved up from a third-place tie to take over the lead by 2 strokes at the half-way mark of the 24th annual Philadelphia Open Amateur Golf Championship of the Philadelphia Public Links Association yesterday on the Cobbs Creek course. Rob Savarese led an impressive amateur field from 22 states with a 1-under-par round of 34-35-69 in the beginning of the 54-hole Hugh Wilson Invitational tournament yesterday on the East Course of the Merion Golf Club.
NEWS
February 2, 2016 | By Allison Steele, STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in a car just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Cobbs Creek, police said. The man was in the back seat of a car near 60th and Pine streets. He was shot numerous times in the body, chest, arms and legs, according to police. He was pronounced dead at Presbyterian Hospital shortly afterward. No arrests have been made. asteele@phillynews.com 856-779-3876 @AESteele  
NEWS
May 29, 1991 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
An 8-year-old Southwest Philadelphia boy, apparently playing hooky from school, drowned yesterday while swimming with other youngsters in Cobbs Creek, a short distance from his home, police said. Philadelphia Police Officer David Gallus, a Marine Unit diver, retrieved the body of Aaron Hubbard Jr. from the murky creek near 59th Street and Angora Terrace at 6:12 p.m. According to detectives, Hubbard and two friends went to the creek instead of school, stopping first at a neighborhood store to buy sodas and potato chips.
NEWS
January 12, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THERE IS a mystery deep in the Haddington Woods. Behind the Cobbs Creek bocce courts on Vine Street near Daggett, there are two forests, standing side by side, as different as night and day. One is the picture of good health - mature native trees towering toward the sun while a young generation of saplings flourishes beneath them. The neighboring forest is dying, strangled by a thick jungle of invasive vines, shrubs and trees. Why? "That's the $10,000 question," said Tom Witmer, director of natural resources for the city's Parks & Recreation Department.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office plans to convene a grand jury in the case of the 5-year-old girl who was abducted from her Cobbs Creek school, lawyers said Wednesday. Christina Regusters, 19, is the only person charged in the case. She is being held on $4 million bail, and on Wednesday her attorney, W. Fred Harrison, said he believed the District Attorney's Office would take the case to an indicting grand jury. The office declined to comment. Regusters, who is charged with rape, assault, and kidnapping, is being held in the Northampton County jail, in protective custody due to the nature of her alleged crimes.
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
POLICE last night were still looking for a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 5-year-old boy riding his bicycle Saturday in Cobbs Creek. Police said that at 6:48 p.m., the car was traveling south on 59th Street approaching Cedar when it struck the boy. The boy rolled off the hood of the car and into the street, and the car kept going. It was last seen heading south on 59th Street. The boy, identified by family members as Casai West, was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was in critical condition with head trauma.
NEWS
August 9, 2016 | By Vibha Kannan, Staff Writer
The emerald ash borer, a half-inch-long, jewel-green insect that has destroyed more than 100 million ash trees in North America since first appearing in 2002 in Detroit, has officially arrived in Philadelphia. In May, Parks and Recreation officials set out traps baited with pheromones in West Philadelphia, along Cobbs Creek; and in the Northeast, along Pennypack Creek and Tacony Creek. In mid-June two traps in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods of Bustleton and Holme Circle caught several insects, which were sent to the state Department of Agriculture for confirmation.
SPORTS
August 5, 2001 | By Doug Hadden FOR THE INQUIRER
Bonnie George and Michael Rose used their home-course advantage to beat Cavaliers' Dottie and Richard Farmer, 4 and 3, yesterday to capture the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's 69th annual Mixed Foursome Championship at Philmont Country Club's North Course. George and Rose were top-seeded in the 16-team match-play field, and never played more than 16 holes in their four matches en route to claiming the WGAP's Boyle Cup. In the Chapman System format, each player hits a drive, and after hitting the partner's ball for the second shot, one ball is selected for alternate-shot play into the hole.
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NEWS
August 9, 2016 | By Vibha Kannan, Staff Writer
The emerald ash borer, a half-inch-long, jewel-green insect that has destroyed more than 100 million ash trees in North America since first appearing in 2002 in Detroit, has officially arrived in Philadelphia. In May, Parks and Recreation officials set out traps baited with pheromones in West Philadelphia, along Cobbs Creek; and in the Northeast, along Pennypack Creek and Tacony Creek. In mid-June two traps in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods of Bustleton and Holme Circle caught several insects, which were sent to the state Department of Agriculture for confirmation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Even if you're just the occasional reader of Jump Start , West Philadelphia native Robb Armstrong's 27-year-old award-winning comic strip, you're likely to assume Armstrong lived quite the charmed life. At the heart of the daily strip, the largest ever syndicated by an African American, is the perfectly nuclear Cobb family, helmed by Philly cop Joe and wife Marcy, an emergency-room nurse. Marcy and Joe have four children: nature-loving daughter Sunny, snarky son Jo-Jo, and a set of fraternal twins.
NEWS
February 2, 2016
Police: Man, 21, shot and killed in Cobbs Creek A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in a car just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Cobbs Creek, police said. The man was in the back seat of a car near 60th and Pine Streets. He was shot numerous times in the body, chest, arms and legs, according to police. He was pronounced dead at Presbyterian Hospital shortly afterward. No arrests had been reported. Woman punches 3 officers in bar brawl A woman was arrested for punching several police officers while they were breaking up a wild bar brawl in Northeast Philadelphia early Sunday, authorities said.
NEWS
February 2, 2016 | By Allison Steele, STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in a car just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Cobbs Creek, police said. The man was in the back seat of a car near 60th and Pine streets. He was shot numerous times in the body, chest, arms and legs, according to police. He was pronounced dead at Presbyterian Hospital shortly afterward. No arrests have been made. asteele@phillynews.com 856-779-3876 @AESteele  
NEWS
January 16, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Several hundred people gathered Thursday night at a West Philadelphia school to address concerns raised by the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who allegedly claimed allegiance to the Islamic State. National attention has been on the link to international terrorism, but for many residents of the neighborhood near Cobbs Creek, fear is nothing new. During the evening assembly at Bryant School, 60th Street and Cedar Avenue, some repeated familiar refrains: Seniors are too afraid to leave their houses, and gun violence is commonplace.
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Jeff Gammage, Staff Writer
On Tuesday morning, after firefighters extinguished the blaze, the clubhouse at the Cobbs Creek Golf Club stood burned and encased in ice. It marked a frozen end to a once-noble building, crafted from the ruins of a farmland mansion when the course was built in 1916. In the 1950s, it hosted players like Billy Casper and Arnold Palmer. It was home to great African American golfers, who played at race-neutral Cobbs Creek when much of the sport was segregated. Now, Cobbs Creek players and fans said Tuesday, the fiery demise of the clubhouse could push the future of the course toward a climax, toward a moment when years of effort on a planned, hoped-for renovation could be thrust forward or thrown back.
NEWS
August 22, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for a man they say pounced on and sexually assaulted two women who had been walking through Cobbs Creek Golf Course. The first attack was on July 11, around 3:30 a.m., near the 7500 block of Lansdowne Avenue, police said Thursday. A 26-year-old woman was walking through the course on her way to work when a man grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. The walking paths through the course are popular shortcuts for many in the Cobbs Creek area, police said.
NEWS
August 19, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The West Philadelphia woman accused of abandoning her 21-year-old, quadriplegic son in Cobbs Creek Park with his wheelchair, blanket, and a Bible waived her preliminary hearing Monday on attempted murder and related charges. The decision by Niya Parler, 41, means the case against her proceeds directly to trial in Common Pleas Court. Parler remains in prison on $2.5 million bail. Parler was arrested in Montgomery County, Md., on April 11, one day after a passerby called police on discovering the 21-year-old man - with cerebral palsy and unable to communicate - lying on a pile of leaves in the woods near 59th Street and Cobbs Creek Parkway.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2015 | By Bill Chenevert, For The Inquirer
Across Philadelphia, from deep South Philly to Germantown, West Philly to Port Richmond, Philadelphia operates 70 outdoor public pools for your cooling-down pleasure. That's the most of any city. And best of all, they're free. There are no catches. There are no secrets. And yes, the water's perfectly clean. The pools are open regularly: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Each has its own hours of availability, but with one visit, you'll familiarize yourself with adult swims, swimming lessons, camp swims, and family time (although, you can also get all that info at phila.gov)
NEWS
April 14, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE LITTLE PATCH of woods off 59th Street near Cobbs Creek is a place where people drink beer, have sex in the dirt and dump their trash. Dozens of tall cans of cheap beer, a few condom wrappers and old, wet clothes were scattered there yesterday afternoon, right near a line of police tape that stretched from tree to tree. The blanket that Nyia Parler allegedly used to cover her quadriplegic son before she abandoned him there last week was gone. The Bible she allegedly left on his chest, perhaps hoping a higher power could sort it all out, was gone, too. Parler, 41, of Baltimore Avenue near Alden Street in West Philly, left her son, Daequan Norman, in those woods about a quarter-mile from her home last Monday morning, police said.
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