The Bill Cosby trial ended with a hung jury after a week of deliberations. ABC News spoke with one member of the jury, who said there were 10 people who agreed on a guilty verdict for two counts, while two jurors held out. "There was no budging," the juror explained of the two who voted not guilty. The deliberation room was so small, the juror said people "were just literally walking in circles where they were standing because they were losing their minds. People would just start crying out of nowhere, we wouldn’t even be talking about [the case] — and people would just start crying.”
The NBA Draft is tonight, and after the Sixers made a blockbuster move to get up to No. 1, there is tons of excitement around the city for the addition of Markelle Fultz. It's just...the Sixers haven't had the best history in the NBA Draft. Even when they get great talent, those guys get hurt. So while we're excited for the future, we know how this has gone before. Here's a look at the Sixers up-and-down NBA Draft history, from Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid to Allen Iverson and Andre Igoudala to Shawn Bradley, and drafting Larry Hughes instead of Paul Pierce or Dirk Nowitzki.
If Memorial Day or the Summer Solstice didn't signify the start of summer for you, this just might do the trick: Philly public pool openings start today. The city's 70-plus pools will be open for most of the summer, including the nine that officially open at 4pm today. Here's the full list of opening dates, plus details on why Fishtown won't have a public pool this summer.
Good news/bad news/good news situation here. Philly Police arrested an alleged rapist May 23rd. Then they accidentally released him. But now he's back in custody! Police announced Wednesday afternoon that Russell Alan Bryant is back behind bars after being "inadvertently" released Tuesday afternoon. Apparently, when Bryant was taken to the 18th District to face charges from an unrelated crime, he was allowed to go free because the officers were not aware he was being held for rape and sexual assault. Those charges stem from an October incident in West Philadelphia.
Fabric Row boutique Steel Pony is having a solstice-themed shopping event. Beyond their apparel, shoppers will also be able to peruse their selection of healing bracelets and soaps. There will also be crystal accessories from local brand Staylow Jewelry. Tarot readings will be available for $10, and reserving a slot is encouraged. Light refreshments will be served.
Where: Steel Pony at 758 S 4th St.
When: June 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: free
Billy Penn Likes
Since we featured FedNuts chef Matt Fein as one of our 2016 Who's Next Chefs honorees, the 30-year-old has had quite a year. We caught up with him to find out more about his quickly changing role — he's now juggling the growth of Federal Donuts plus handling pita for Dizengoff and soup for Rooster Soup Co. — and hear about his goals for the future. Hint: How's "corporate chef" for a nationwide chain of FedNuts sound?
Hit NPR radio program Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me is coming to Philly for a live performance next week at the Mann Center. Billy Penn caught up with longtime host Peter Sagal to find out how what it's like to do his show — which has always essentially been about fake news — in the era of President Donald Trump. He also told us how much his view of Philadelphia has changed since childhood, when he came here to visit his grandmother in her "bleak, old, gray rowhouse."