The first day of the Bill Cosby trial ended with defense attorney Brian McMonagle questioning the specifics of nearly everything one of Cosby’s alleged victims said — but that victim was not Andrea Constand. Instead, the only person on the stand Monday was former talent agency assistant Kelly Johnson, who testified about an encounter with Cosby that included a pill. So what's coming next? Will Constand testify today? It's possible, but first expect more testimony from witnesses familiar with Johnson's story. And that's if Judge Steven O'Neill and the attorneys can get on the same page. See why the beginning to this trial has been so chaotic. And check out this complete timeline of Cosby's career highlights alongside the accusations lodged against him.
Yes, somehow the truth is out there. Well...here. People are seeing more and more UFOs in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, as at least 20 per year have been spotted in the city from 2010 to 2015 — more than double what was seen annually in the early 2000s — while Pennsylvania has experienced a similar jump. Find out which PA counties have the most sightings and where and when people are seeing them in Philly, including once during an Obama rally at the Art Museum.
About 26,000 people across Pennsylvania — 17,000 in Philadelphia alone — may not have received voter registration cards until after the November Presidential election because their voter registration applications were processed late, according to a new report released this week by a nonpartisan conglomerate of organizations that advocate for election reform. That doesn’t mean those 26,000 people were disenfranchised from the voting process. But the group that authored the report claims the handling could have presented barriers to voting. Here's more on what the report indicates city election officials might have done wrong.
The Phillies had one of the worst months in team history in May, thanks in part to the bats being ice cold. Odubel Herrera hit .183 last month, dropping his average below .220. It's amazing what a flip of the bat, er, calendar can do. The Phils have won three-straight games for the first time since April and Herrera is batting .615 this month, with six doubles. His two two-baggers last night made him the first Phillies player in history to have two doubles in three-straight games. A weird stat? You bet. Oh, and the Phils have 20 runs in the last two games. Hooray, June.
"The House on Coco Road" is a portrait of Fannie Haughton, an activist and teacher who moves her children from California in 1983 to participate in Grenada’s Afro-centric Socialist Revolution — only to find her family in harm’s way of a U.S. military invasion. Watch the movie and then talk with director Damani Baker.
Where: Lightbox Film Center at 3701 Chestnut St. 19104
When: June 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $10
Billy Penn Likes
- Art on Beer at Frankford Hall: A panel discussion with the artists behind the branding of Troegs, Mikkeller, Forest & Main, Highway Manor, Hill Farmstead and Neshaminy Creek. 7 to 9 p.m., 1210 Frankford Ave.
- Let’s Make a Deal at Grey Lodge Pub: Bring something to trade and join in as Scoats and folks from Yards, Harpoon and Sam Adams recreate the classic game show. 7 to 10 p.m., 6235 Frankford Ave.
- Late Night with Joe Gunn at Jose Pistola’s: The upstairs room turns into a hilarious talk show, and no one in the audience is safe from being called up on stage. 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., 263 S. 15th St.
- Check out more of today's events and the lineup for the rest of the week here.
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DYK: Philly is home to the man known as the "Indiana Jones of Beer." Penn prof Dr. Pat McGovern is the world's foremost authority on biomolecular archaeology — which basically means he researches how ancient beverages were actually made. His work is more than theoretical, which you know if you've ever had Dogfish Head Midas Touch, based on Dr. Pat's recipe recreated from vessels in the famous tomb. To celebrate his new book launch during Philly Beer Week, he'll be holding court at the beer garden atop the Free Library, along with Dogfish founder Sam Calagione. And we're giving away a pair of tix.