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October 19, 2010
Philadelphia Publinks FALL CLASSIC Mike Brown; Everett Farr, Lookaway. . . 67 Steve Meier, Hickory Valley; Zach LaVoie, Mercer Oaks. . . 69 Steve Owens Jr., J.F. Byrne; Chris Thude, Torresdale. . . 69 Domenic Ritorto, unaffiliated; Dominic DiPrinzio, Bellewood. . . 70 Bill Erskine; David Shields, Walnut Lane. . . 71 Joe Natale; Stewart Clark, Walnut Lane. . . 72 Buck Jones, Blue Bell; Jim Yenser, Honey Brook. . . 72 Ken Matt, unaffiliated; Dan Osada, Walnut Lane.
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August 6, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Willow Grove man accused of using Craigslist ads to set up victims in armed robberies - including the fatal 2013 shooting of a South Jersey man who had gone to West Oak Lane to buy an all-terrain vehicle - was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. Thomas Coffee insisted he was innocent as Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson immediately sentenced him to the mandatory life in prison without parole for the June 21, 2013, slaying of Daniel Cook, 27. "I understand everything that happened," said Coffee, 25, voice barely audible and on the verge of tears.
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April 3, 2016
A 34-year-old man was in stable condition after being shot while sitting inside a car Friday night in the city's West Oak Lane section, police said. The victim was shot once in the left leg shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the area of 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane. He was able to drive himself to Einstein Medical Center. The shooter fled the scene in a gold pickup truck. - Robert Moran  
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May 6, 1997 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Kimberton pair of Chick Trimbur and Mark Brennan won the Philadelphia Publinks Better-Ball golf title with a par round of 35-37-72 yesterday at the Downingtown Country Club. The results Chick Trimbur-Mark Brennan, Kimberton, 35-37-72 Mark Czerniakowski-John Doyle, Bucks County, 35-38-73 Joe Herner-Joe Golic, Kimberton, 37-37-74 Paul Cornely-Mike Owsik, Phila. Publink, 37-37-74 Jim Perdick-John Perdock, unattached, 35-39-74 Bill Erskine-Stewart Clark, Walnut Lane, 35-39-74 Bruce Clifford-Naz Gagliardi, Bensalem, 36-39-75 Walt Kovell-Jeff Hayden, unattached, 36-39-75 Larry Wiack-George Popadaris, unattached, 35-40-75 Max Hancock-Jim Shackleton, Publinx, 38-37-75 David Cinque-John Diamond, unattached, 36-39-75
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March 6, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TWO SIGNS greet customers as they approach the front door of Serrata's Grocery Store in West Oak Lane: "No weapons allowed" and "Do not enter with mask or hoodie. " They sit at eye level - it's impossible to miss them. But a would-be robber ignored both of those warnings Friday and ended up dodging bullets for his brazenness, police said yesterday. Store owner Raul Serrata, 42, said he didn't have time to think when a masked punk entered his corner store, at 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane, with a handgun drawn and demanded money from him about 7:15 Friday night.
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August 5, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY DELIBERATED for about two hours yesterday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a man accused of terrorizing and robbing four people over a two-week period in June 2013, and killing one of them. Three of the robbery victims - including Daniel Cook, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County, who was killed June 21, 2013 - had responded to Craigslist ads. Defendant Thomas Coffee, 25, of Willow Grove, testified last week that he had posted a Craigslist ad to sell a blue Yamaha Banshee all-terrain vehicle.
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February 17, 1989 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
It began as a routine traffic stop yesterday afternoon in Fairmount Park: A fuel-truck driver was pulled over by police and ordered off Lincoln Drive, where trucks are not allowed. But this driver wanted no part of any detour, according to police. He refused to leave the drive and instead led police on a winding collision course up through the park on Lincoln Drive and into West and then East Mount Airy. Along the way, the truck rammed three police cars and struck a police officer, police said.
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July 15, 1997 | By Christian Davenport, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 28-year-old man was arrested Friday and charged with setting his mother's house on fire. The blaze burned much of the second and third floors and eventually burst through the roof. Arson, criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and causing or risking a catastrophe were among the charges filed against William Aumuller, whose address is unknown. He was sent to the Delaware County prison when he failed to post 10 percent of $50,000 bail.
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June 10, 1992 | by Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer
A man suspected of stealing hubcaps from parked cars in Roxborough was shot and critically wounded early today by an off-duty police officer who'd been knocked down by a car fleeing the theft scene. According to police, the action began shortly before 4 a.m. when Lt. James Hodgen was awakened in his home on Wendover Street near Henry Avenue by the sound of cars being tampered with across the street. He grabbed his service revolver and went outside. As he reached the street, a Chevrolet station wagon roared toward him, hit him and tossed him briefly onto the hood.
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September 27, 1996 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man and a woman climbed into a Roxborough apartment early yesterday, bound, beat and sexually assaulted the woman who lived there, and then fled with $4 in change and a toaster. Police caught them about a mile away. While Jalester Burke, 38, and his companion, identified as Lyvonia Cunningham, 41, were being charged, the victim was in surgery at Allegheny University Hospitals, East Falls. Hospital officials listed the 36-year-old woman, whose name was withheld by authorities, in fair condition with multiple injuries.
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April 3, 2016
A 34-year-old man was in stable condition after being shot while sitting inside a car Friday night in the city's West Oak Lane section, police said. The victim was shot once in the left leg shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the area of 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane. He was able to drive himself to Einstein Medical Center. The shooter fled the scene in a gold pickup truck. - Robert Moran  
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August 6, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY YESTERDAY convicted a man accused of terrorizing four robbery victims over a two-week period in June 2013 - and killing one of them - of first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses. Three of the robbery victims were lured by Craigslist ads. Defendant Thomas Coffee, 25, of Willow Grove, was then sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Glenn Bronson to a mandatory term of life in prison plus a consecutive 50 to 100 years in prison. Coffee did not react to the verdicts until the jury foreman said "guilty" on the first-degree murder charge for the June 21, 2013, shooting death in West Oak Lane of Daniel Cook, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Willow Grove man accused of using Craigslist ads to set up victims in armed robberies - including the fatal 2013 shooting of a South Jersey man who had gone to West Oak Lane to buy an all-terrain vehicle - was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. Thomas Coffee insisted he was innocent as Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson immediately sentenced him to the mandatory life in prison without parole for the June 21, 2013, slaying of Daniel Cook, 27. "I understand everything that happened," said Coffee, 25, voice barely audible and on the verge of tears.
NEWS
August 5, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A JURY DELIBERATED for about two hours yesterday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a man accused of terrorizing and robbing four people over a two-week period in June 2013, and killing one of them. Three of the robbery victims - including Daniel Cook, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County, who was killed June 21, 2013 - had responded to Craigslist ads. Defendant Thomas Coffee, 25, of Willow Grove, testified last week that he had posted a Craigslist ad to sell a blue Yamaha Banshee all-terrain vehicle.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia murder trial of Thomas Coffee - accused of using a Craigslist ad to lure a South Jersey man into an armed robbery - could go to the jury Monday after the defense completed its case and prosecutors presented rebuttal testimony Friday. Defense attorney Evan T.L. Hughes' witnesses included Coffee's sister, Shanise Palmer, who said Coffee was at home in Willow Grove around 11 p.m. on June 21, 2013 - the time when Daniel Cook, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County, was shot to death in West Oak Lane.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE ATTORNEY FOR a man accused of robbing people lured in by Craigslist ads - and killing one of the victims - mounted his defense yesterday by calling to the witness stand a now-fired homicide detective and the defendant, Thomas Coffee. Attorney Evan Hughes subpoenaed former Homicide Detective Ron Dove to testify. Dove was the assigned detective in the murder of Daniel Cook, 27, who was shot and killed about 11:10 p.m. June 21, 2013, in West Oak Lane, where Coffee previously lived. Cook, of South Jersey, had come into Philly to buy a Yamaha Banshee all-terrain vehicle he had seen advertised on Craigslist.
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July 30, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
OVER A two-week period in June 2013, Thomas Coffee and his cohorts "terrorized" and robbed four people and shot the last one dead, a prosecutor told a Common Pleas jury yesterday. Three of the robbery victims were lured by Craigslist ads, including Daniel Cook, 27, who was fatally shot June 21, 2013, Assistant District Attorney Guy D'Andrea said in his opening statement. Coffee, 25, a tall, thin man, most recently of Willow Grove, is charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy and gun offenses.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
GREGORY EL wasn't surprised to hear that two people had been shot at the Simons Rec Center - a lot has changed at the West Oak Lane playground since he was a teen playing ball on its basketball courts. "This whole neighborhood has gone downhill," said El, 43, who lives not far from the rec center, on Walnut Lane near Woolston Street. "Kids used to come here to play. Now they just hang out and get into trouble," he said, adding that fights and arguments are common at the summertime hangout spot.
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March 6, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TWO SIGNS greet customers as they approach the front door of Serrata's Grocery Store in West Oak Lane: "No weapons allowed" and "Do not enter with mask or hoodie. " They sit at eye level - it's impossible to miss them. But a would-be robber ignored both of those warnings Friday and ended up dodging bullets for his brazenness, police said yesterday. Store owner Raul Serrata, 42, said he didn't have time to think when a masked punk entered his corner store, at 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane, with a handgun drawn and demanded money from him about 7:15 Friday night.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WEST CATHOLIC didn't win a single game in Catholic League play last season, and expectations were not high for first-year head coach Jasmine "Jazz" Williams' bunch when this season began. But the Burrs had expectations of their own. Last night, they burst onto the court during warmups clad in white T-shirts that read, "Why not us?" "It means we don't need anybody to believe in us," junior guard Devonta Peterie said. "We just stay as a family. As long as this team stays as a family, we don't care what anybody else says.
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