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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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
SPORTS
May 21, 2010
Women's Golf Association MARGARET CROZER FOX CUP Susan Kirk, Tavistock. . . 36 pts. Beth Allain, Brookside. . . 33 Sandy Cooper, Plymouth. . . 32 Mary Beth Schell, Overbrook. . . 31 Carol Wlotko, Llanerch. . . 30 Arlene DelPizzo, Llanerch. . . 25 Terry Harbaugh, Plymouth. . . 24 Pa. Golf Association PUBLIC LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP Sean Knapp, St. Jude. . . 74-70?144 Daniel Charen, Makefield High.. . . 71-74?145 Thomas Timby, Bucks.
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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.
NEWS
March 14, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening on the West Philadelphia basketball court where fallen Officer Robert Wilson III played as child, just a short walk from where he was raised by his grandparents on Millick Street. His sister, Shakíra Wilson-Burroughs, briefly addressed the 200 people gathered at 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue, thanking them for their support. "Not only did we lose our brother," she said, "we lost a big part of our family, a big part of our neighborhood.
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
December 2, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A violent weekend on city streets had police on Sunday investigating three homicides and a possible fourth. Officers responded just after 2:30 a.m. to a house on the 2900 block of Edgely Street in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city to find a 35-year-old man shot to death outside a party. Responding to a 911 report of a man with a gun, officers arrived to find dozens of people fleeing the house in panic. The victim, found in an alley behind the house, had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
A LOT OF urban kids resist getting into environmental studies because creeks and woods and the creepy crawly creatures that live in them are alien to them. "They don't want to sit in the dirt; they don't want to sit in the grass; they don't want to hold an earthworm," a teacher once said. But Phyllis Green's students at the Turner Middle School got acclimated fast as they squished in the mud on the banks of Cobbs Creek. In fact, Phyllis's students focused on restoring the creek, a body of sluggish water that has known the ravages of urban civilization, pollution and other disruptions through the years and sorely needed tender loving care.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
IT WAS ONLY about three years ago Joanne Graham - longtime resident of working-class Eastwick, wedged between the overpasses of I-95 and the Cobbs Creek floodplain under the shadows of jumbo jets landing at Philadelphia International Airport - started to think seriously about the environment. The environment on her block, that is. The nonstop flooding in Graham's stretch of Eastwick, which is causing a corner of her home to slowly sink, turned the part-time consultant into a community activist.
NEWS
September 5, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
A WEEK BEFORE she was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, Christina Regusters didn't seem too nervous or upset, an FBI agent testified during her trial yesterday. On the contrary, Regusters joked a little, appeared immature at times and said some things that stood out, recalled FBI Special Agent Thomas Scanzano, who interviewed her Feb. 8, 2013. "To me, it was a very unemotional interview considering the facts of the case," he said, as Regusters, 21, busied herself shuffling legal papers while seated next to her lawyer.
NEWS
September 5, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE TRIAL of Christina Regusters, the West Philadelphia woman accused of kidnapping and raping a 5-year-old girl, was abruptly recessed yesterday after the defendant suffered a meltdown in front of the judge, jury and courtroom packed with spectators. "I never touched your child!" Regusters, 21, blurted out, tears streaming down her face, as her cousin, Katrina Regusters, testified about learning last month that the defendant allegedly sexually groped her 11-year-old daughter on three occasions in 2011.
NEWS
August 29, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE SANITATION worker was headed to 69th Street Station in Upper Darby to get to his Norristown job early that January 2013 morning, which he described as "very dark" and "very quiet. " The stillness in Upper Darby was interrupted as he walked past the 69th Street Athletic Field, where he heard a child's screams: "Help me! Help me! Help me!" Nelson Mandela Myers testified yesterday during the trial of Christina Regusters in Common Pleas Court that he heard the SOS come from under a slide in the field's playground and walked over to the area.
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