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February 5, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - When Shore real estate agent Maria Schrenk started getting calls last week inquiring about a cheap summer rental on an upscale property that she had listed for sale or annual lease, she knew something was awry. When she took a quick look on Craigslist, she discovered the mischief: Scammers had poached information from the legitimate real estate website where Schrenk had listed the property and fashioned a phony advertisement with an irresistible price tag. The scammers were offering the cute Cape Cod in the 1500 block of Sheridan Boulevard, three blocks from the beach, for $1,400 a month.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
Two taken in Craigslist iPad scheme * Island Avenue near Lindbergh Boulevard, Southwest Philadelphia Two men were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night after traveling from the suburbs to meet with men who posted ads on Craigslist claiming that they had iPads to sell for $300. A 45-year-old man met with two men at the Penrose Plaza Shopping Center about 10:20 p.m., thinking that he would return to Sharon Hill with an iPad, said Lt. John Walker, of the Southwest Detective Division.
NEWS
March 1, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two teenagers have been charged with stealing 60 laptop computers from West Philadelphia High School that they then tried to sell on Craigslist, police said Monday. The 17-year-old boys allegedly broke into the high school Feb. 21 and stole the laptops, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. One is a student at West Philadelphia and the other attends University City High School. Both are charged with burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property. Investigators last Wednesday asked for the public's help in the case, and a man came forward after watching a news report that night, Walker said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
NEWS
September 21, 2010 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph C. Vignola Jr., son of a former Philadelphia city councilman and controller, pleaded guilty Monday to beating an 18-year-old woman he met on a website and slashing her throat in a City Avenue hotel room. He had been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, and possession of an instrument of crime in the May 28, 2008, attack, in which he had left the woman for dead. With his parents in the courtroom, Vignola, 21, repeatedly answered in a subdued voice, "Yes, Your Honor," when Common Pleas Court Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes asked him if he knowingly was entering guilty pleas.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2011 | by Molly Eichel
Football players don't usually make it into the pages of Tattle. But, you're in luck, sports fans, because scandal, hookers and prescription drugs are totally our bag. Erstwhile NFLer and Penn alum Jim Finn: Get ready for your Tattle time. Actress Rosa Blasi, who plays the formerly philandering momma of a gymnastics phenom in ABC Family's guilty pleasure "Make It Or Break It," blasts her ex-hubs Finn in her new tell-all, "Jock Itch: The Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser.
NEWS
September 3, 2010
The police sting of an alleged prostitution ring using Craigslist in Philadelphia shows the online service is still profiting from crime and sexual exploitation. Undercover police responded to ads on Craigslist's "adult services" section and connected with alleged prostitutes at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. Six alleged prostitutes and three alleged pimps were arrested. The illicit trade on Craigslist and other websites is common. On any given day, Craigslist's adult-services section for Philadelphia is filled with dozens of suggestive ads from women obviously seeking johns.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2014 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
Vintage, antique, retro, secondhand - whatever the description, what's old is trendy in the newest of rooms. Whether your tastes are more midcentury modern (think That '70s Show ) or classic English Country ( Downton Abbey ), furniture older than 25 years is the latest trend for kids' decor. At only 3, Catherine Bonsteel is already a fan. "She has an affinity for all things girlish," said her mother, Nicole. So her Cinnaminson bedroom is filled with French provincial furniture bought mostly from Craigslist.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2011
How romantic is your daily commute? Here are Philadelphia's 10 most romantic stations based on Craigslist's romance-scoring system. 1. Cecil B. Moore 2. 8th Street 3. Spring Garden 4. Berks 5. Lombard-South 6. Walnut-Locust 7. Snyder 8. 30th Street 9. Ellsworth-Federal 10. Tasker-Morris  
NEWS
January 7, 2011 | By MICHAEL HINKELMAN, hinkelm@phillynews.com 215-854-2656
A Montgomery County man pleaded not guilty yesterday in federal magistrate court to posting a message on Craigslist last June threatening to kill someone on Independence Mall. Robert Ortgiesen, 46, of Limerick, was arrested last November and released on $50,000 personal recognizance bond and ordered by a federal magistrate to attend mental health sessions. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 23. Ortgiesen posted a message on Craigslist on June 2, 2010 with the heading, "i am a killer," according to an arrest affidavit from a National Park Service ranger.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2014 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
Vintage, antique, retro, secondhand - whatever the description, what's old is trendy in the newest of rooms. Whether your tastes are more midcentury modern (think That '70s Show ) or classic English Country ( Downton Abbey ), furniture older than 25 years is the latest trend for kids' decor. At only 3, Catherine Bonsteel is already a fan. "She has an affinity for all things girlish," said her mother, Nicole. So her Cinnaminson bedroom is filled with French provincial furniture bought mostly from Craigslist.
REAL_ESTATE
March 30, 2014 | By Christine Bahls, For The Inquirer
The financial reality that the Mitchell family faced in 2010 was this: Their perfect home in West Chester had to be sold. Josh Mitchell, now 38, a self-employed contractor, had worked on the fieldstone rancher for 10 years. But a crisis involving wife Dawn's stationery shop - her partner suddenly pulled out - created debt, and when she became pregnant with the couple's third child, she closed the store. So they decided to create a new reality: They'd buy and restore a cheap house in a good neighborhood - luckily, just five minutes away, on the street where Dawn Mitchell's parents lived - and they would nearly double its 1,110-square-foot size.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
As shoppers begin to grasp the reality that making apparel in America - or better yet, in their hometowns - is not just a matter of style but also a way to build local economies, the news of SA VA's demise is just plain bad. Designer Sarah Van Aken, 37, let slip in a recent speech to the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs that she was on the "precipice of an epic failure. " In other words, SA VA, her work-appropriate dresses, roomy trousers, and slouchy sweaters, all manufactured in her Port Richmond facility, would be no more.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Staff Writer
With an eye on Labor Day, here's a look at smartphone applications that deal with labor issues such as getting a job, hiring a laborer, and, of course, clocking labor pains. Two free job apps, Job Search by Indeed.com and Monster.com Jobs by Monster Worldwide, provide intuitive searching from their opening screens, where you type in keywords and a location. Both provide many other services, such as resumé posting, links to apply for jobs, and notifications for registered users.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
A WILLOW GROVE MAN arrested in June for allegedly murdering a New Jersey man he lured to Philadelphia with a Craigslist advertisement offering an ATV for sale, was held for trial yesterday in that slaying and three unrelated armed robberies. All of the crimes attributed to Thomas Coffee, 23, took place in June, and all but one involved his placing ads on the Craigslist website seeking buyers for a 1995 Yamaha Banshee ATV or Kawasaki dirt bike. Although no gun has been recovered in the June 21 slaying of Daniel Cook, 27, cellphone records and a bullet recovered from his home link Coffee to the homicide, said Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Liermann.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Willow Grove man who allegedly used Craigslist ads to lure and rob victims at gunpoint was held for trial on murder charges Wednesday in the shooting of a South Jersey man who went to West Oak Lane to buy an all-terrain vehicle. Thomas Coffee, 23, will also face trial in three robberies that used Craigslist as the bait, including one that ended in the June 21 killing of Daniel R. Cook Jr., 27, of Williamstown. After a preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge J. Scott O'Keefe, Coffee also was held for trial in a separate armed robbery on June 17 in Oxford Circle.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The alleged killer of a South Jersey man who had traveled to Philadelphia late Friday night in response to a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle has an extensive arrest history for alleged unlawful gun possession and violent crime, according to court records. Police have charged Thomas Coffee, 23, of Willow Grove, with murder and weapons offenses in the death of Daniel Cooke, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County. Cooke (earlier reports spelled the name Cook) went to West Oak Lane about 11 p.m. with two friends to see the advertised ATV, police said.
NEWS
June 24, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A WILLOW GROVE man with a lengthy rap sheet has been charged with killing a New Jersey man who responded to a Craigslist ad. Police arrested Thomas W. Coffee Jr., 23, of Willow Grove, on Saturday, in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Daniel Cooke, of Williamstown, N.J. Authorities said that Cooke traveled with two friends to Walnut Lane near Hollis Street, in West Oak Lane, about 11:15 p.m. Friday in response to a Craigslist ad...
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
With four days before the start of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, opportunities for last-minute tickets are everywhere - just pick your price. Anyone who wants to catch the first practice round Monday morning can go for as little as $20, according to sites like StubHub and eBay. But anyone with more than a passing interest is going to pay: at least $250 for a tournament day pass, and anywhere from $1,200 to $2,500 for a weekly badge. For true devotees, there are offers like a $15,000 VIP package for two advertised on Craigslist that includes championship tickets, four nights in a luxury hotel, transportation, food and drinks, dinner with "a golf talent," and more.
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