One of the big concerns for medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities in Philadelphia will be security. In other states that have legalized medical cannabis, grow sites have become targets for break-ins because they do business exclusively in cash. Most major banks won’t work with marijuana-related businesses, and that could create real problems here in Pennsylvania. Here's why.
The Bill Cosby jury deliberated long into the evening Tuesday with no decision reached. At 9:34 p.m. the jury broke for the night, after asking the judge several questions regarding the case earlier in the day. Experts suggest the longer the jury has the case, the better it may be for Cosby, who was, again, seen trying to lighten the mood in the courtroom earlier this week. As we await the jury's verdict, here are some of the most awkward moments from the end of the trial, including when Cosby's lawyer may have quoted Rocky.
We don't want to jinx it but, School District of Philadelphia teachers are pretty close to actually having a contract. Philly.com has been keeping tabs on negotiations, and the 10,000-member Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union is reportedly nearing a deal. One PFT spokesman said he hopes to have a contract by the end of the school year. Superintendent William Hite said he feels like a deal is close. But also that he's felt that way before. It's been four years since the teachers had a contract.
The Phillies lost in extra innings to the Red Sox again last night and head home with a 21-42 record halfway through June. That's...bad. And so, with early MLB All-Star voting numbers released this week, it's no surprise none of the Phillies are ranked. But at least one Phils player will have to make the Midsummer Classic, per MLB rules, so we took a look at the entire roster to figure out who deserves the trip to Miami in a few weeks.
The Stripes and Stars Festival, aka the celebration of the joint birthday of the US flag and the US Army, is a big deal in Philadelphia. The Historic District will be buzzing all day with a slew of events, from a raising of the original 13-star flag at the Betsy Ross house to a skydiving show on Independence Mall. There's also a chance to explore the historic Christ Church burial ground with special scavenger hunts.
Where: Historic Philadelphia
When: June 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: Some events are free, some are $1 to $5
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While you're working on your putt-putt game for your trip down the shore, Chris Crawford has been prepping for the US Open. The Drexel University undergrad assistant golf coach and Bucks County native has qualified for the second consecutive year as an amateur. He'll tee off Thursday morning on the Erin Hills course in Wisconsin, which he happens to be familiar with. He played his first USGA event there in 2011 at age 17.
June 14th is Flag Day, so what better way to celebrate Old Glory than to remember the life and times of Betsy Ross. Only, the story of Betsy Ross making the first flag for the United States may not actually be true. Records from the 1770s weren't exactly well kept, so the story has become more American folklore than fact. Turns out, the flag might have been designed by a guy in Jersey. Still, Ross was, by all reports, a badass lady who was well connected, did some work for the government and also made flags. But did she make the flag?