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May 24, 2010
A 15-year-old boy was in critical condition Sunday night after he was shot in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. The boy, shot once in his left side about 9 p.m., was hospitalized at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman, said. Police had made no arrest Sunday night. - Derrick Nunnally  
NEWS
April 18, 2011
A 22-year-old man was shot to death Monday evening in the city's West Oak Lane section, police said. At 6:38 p.m., police were called to the 6600 block of Ogontz Avenue and found the man with a gunshot wound to his neck, said Officer Jillian Russell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a medic unit at 6:48 p.m. No arrests were reported.    -Robert Moran
NEWS
March 4, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 58-year-old man was killed early Sunday in a blaze in a home in the city's West Oak Lane neighborhood, police said. The blaze broke out around 3:34 a.m. on the 7100 block of North 18th Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:45 a.m. His identity was not released. The cause of the fire is unknown at this point, authorities said. Contact Darran Simon at 856-779-3829 or dsimon@phillynews.com .
NEWS
July 27, 2015
A 37-year-old woman and her infant daughter were stabbed and left in critical condition after an apparent late-night domestic dispute in their West Oak Lane home, officials said. Police went to a home in the the 1900 block of Dallas Road just after midnight Sunday morning. A witness told police the woman's husband was responsible for the stabbing and that he fled, authorities said. The mother was transported to Einstein Medical Center in Logan with multiple stab wounds. Her 21-month-old baby, who had a stab wound to the chest, was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A driver slammed into a van after running a red light in West Oak Lane early Monday morning, killing one person and injuring two others. A 22-year-old man behind the wheel of a sedan ran a red light at the intersection of 66th Avenue and 18th Street just before 4:30 a.m. Monday and crashed into a passenger van, Philadelphia police said. One person in the van, a 47-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released. Two others, a 62-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center with minor injuries.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
The entertainment at the first reunion, back when Beatlemania was peaking, consisted of a hi-fi and a stack of 45 r.p.m. records. The draw for the next is strictly the people - their ranks halved by time and sickness. The 1951 eighth-grade class of St. Athanasius Elementary School, a place then and now a West Oak Lane institution, held its 62d reunion at a Bucks County country club Sunday. It's a celebration of an educational milestone but also of a particular place and time.
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September 15, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman
THE PARENTS: Terinae Holland, 29, and Aniesha Herder, 29, of West Oak Lane THE KIDS: Qaaniesha Loris Herder, 13; Josiah Titus Riel Holland, 10; Justus Eli Holland-Herder, born June 6, 2016 WHERE THEY GOT ENGAGED: In the gazebo at the Fairmount Water Works, when Terinae was about four weeks pregnant. The first time Terinae got pregnant, she was a stunned 18-year-old in her second semester at Kutztown University. She remembers bolting out of a class in order to vomit. She recalls a two-hour talk with her parents, when her mother advised against abortion and her father told her not to worry about the deadbeat boyfriend.
NEWS
August 19, 2016
Two men were shot – one of them fatally – Wednesday afternoon in Nicetown, police said. One victim was shot in the back of the head and in the torso just before 3 p.m. at 18th and Wingohocking Streets, police said. Medics took him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Police on Thursday identified the slain man as 21-year-old Basil Bellinger, of the city's West Oak Lane section. The second victim, a 26-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his head, was listed in critical condition at Einstein.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A driver slammed into a van after running a red light in West Oak Lane early Monday morning, killing one person and injuring two others. A 22-year-old man behind the wheel of a sedan ran a red light at the intersection of 66th Avenue and 18th Street just before 4:30 a.m. Monday and crashed into a passenger van, Philadelphia police said. One person in the van, a 47-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released. Two others, a 62-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center with minor injuries.
NEWS
August 5, 2016
Philadelphia police have arrested one man and are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of another man in a murder last summer in West Oak Lane. On Wednesday, police arrested Evin Kersey, 30, of the 1500 block of Kindsdale Street, in connection with the shooting death of Sharif Derry. Derry, 23, was shot and killed in the 6700 block of N. 17th Street on July 16, 2015. Kersey was charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, firearms violations and related offenses.
SPORTS
August 3, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
WARNING TO those walking or jogging or looking for Pokemon characters along the Wissahickon Trail or anywhere along Kelly Drive. You might come across an Olympian and not even know it. Ajee' Wilson has been a Temple student since 2013, when she decided to turn pro and move to Philadelphia to be able to train more conveniently with coach Derek Thompson. She lives near the intersection of Washington Lane and Stenton Avenue. "Some people tell me it's Mount Airy, others say it's West Oak Lane," she said, laughing.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Three people were killed in separate incidents from Wednesday through Thursday morning in the city's Nicetown, Fairhill and West Oak Lane neighborhoods, Philadelphia police said Thursday. About 4:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of a man down on the 3900 block of North 16th Street in Nicetown. There, they found a 26-year-old man facedown on the street, his body partly under a pickup truck. The man had been shot in his upper right back, and was pronounced dead by medics at the scene.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old youth from West Oak Lane has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and related counts for allegedly shooting a 14-year-old girl inside an East Germantown rowhouse early Wednesday, according to police. Elijah Fauntleroy, of the 1500 block of 68th Avenue, turned himself in to Northwest Detectives around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Fauntleroy will face charges as an adult and was being held on $350,000 bail, according to court records. The teen is accused of playing with and mistakenly firing a handgun inside a house on the 5300 block of Bloyd Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A West Oak Lane man was sentenced Friday to 48 to 96 years in prison for recruiting girls as young as 12 from the streets of Kensington and Frankford to work as prostitutes. Jason Guerra, 37, was found guilty by a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury in February of sex crimes including human trafficking, rape, assault, and promoting prostitution of a minor. Guerra at first apologized, but when Judge Diana L. Anhalt pressed him to explain his conduct, he replied, "This is all [expletive]
NEWS
June 6, 2016
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot and a 23-year-old man was injured following a shooting in the city's West Oak Lane section Friday night, police said Saturday. About 10:25 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the 1600 block of Mohican Street for a report of a person with a gun, police said. They found the 24-year-old, shot multiple times in the arms and chest, in the driver's seat of a black 2009 Chevy Impala. Medics transported him to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:56 p.m. At Einstein, officers found the second victim, shot multiple times in the legs and arms, who was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Police are working to identify a man who was found stabbed to death inside a West Oak Lane home early Saturday. Police responded to the home, on the 6400 block of Limekiln Pike, at about 1:41 a.m. after receiving a report of a stabbing victim inside. In the basement, they found the victim, approximately 35 to 40 years old, with several stab wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead at 1:55 a.m. Officer Tanya Little said the home's owner found the victim. But she said the owner does not know the victim's name, as he rents out the home and the deceased was not his tenant.
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