A Pennsylvania state senator quietly introduced a bill last week that would partially defund Planned Parenthood. State Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) introduced Senate Bill 300, a measure some pro-choice advocates say directly targets funding earmarked for family planning services at Planned Parenthood. Here's more on the bill and what it could mean for health services in Pennsylvania.
The nearly year and a half wait for Bill Cosby to face trial in the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand should finally be coming to an end. Judge Steven T. O'Neill said yesterday he wanted both sides to file any further motions they had on the case within the next 15 days. The trial is scheduled to begin June 5. As for evidence about quaaludes and Spanish Fly – the purpose of Monday's hearing – O'Neill hasn't said when he'll decide if it's admissible. But Cosby's lawyers came out firing.
Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham and Richard Sprague, a well-known Philadelphia defense attorney, sued current Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Monday asking a judge to essentially force him out of office. Last month, federal prosecutors indicted Williams on charges of bribery and corruption, claiming he used his status as district attorney for personal financial gain. Since his indictment, Williams gave up his license to practice law, which Sprague and Abraham claim renders him unable to continue to serve as DA.
Along with cheese, wine and beer have always been the name of the game at all of Jon Myerow and Michael McCaulley's grown-up cafes. But the game is changing this week, as the all-draft location in Rittenhouse introduces four cocktails on tap. The launch party features discounts and a DJ.
Where: Tria Taproom at 2005 Walnut St. 19103
When: April 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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The Phillies beat Cincinnati 4-3 Monday on the bats of middle infielders Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis, who both homered. Jeremy Hellickson was solid as the Opening Day starter, and the Phils hung on late to win. Undefeated! First place! Except...it's the Reds, one of the worst teams in baseball. How many more wins will the Phils get this year? We took a look at what the oddsmakers think this season and, while the Phils could be better this year, it doesn't mean they're gonna be good.
After four rounds and thousands of votes that narrowed down a field of 32, we've reached the finals in our search with Philly Loves Beer to name the best brewery in the US. As it turns out, our two contenders have followed such similar trajectories they could almost be considered siblings. Read up on the history of Victory and Dogfish Head here, then cast your vote for the ultimate champion.
The fountains are on and the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Here's one more thing to add to your IT'S FINALLY SPRING list: Free workouts at Dilworth Park start today. The group fitness programs include yoga, zumba and running clubs. Get the full schedule here.