President Trump is spending a 17-day vacation in Bedminster, N.J., home of Trump National Golf Club, his longest stay there since his election. Locals are adjusting to the rhythms of the summer White House: road closures, no-fly zones and extra security. "There is no shortage of high-profile people and big names that come and go out of Bedminster. The celebrity portion — most people in town just shrug it off," Mayor Steven Parke said. "Donald Trump has had property in Bedminster for a long, long time, but when he becomes the president it’s a little different." Read more
A man was shot by police after he allegedly fired at officers late Monday afternoon in Fairhill. The suspect fired two shots at 26th District officers who responded to a report of man with a gun, police said. The officers then returned fire. The man was hospitalized in critical but stable condition; the officers were not injured. Read more
WetLand, a floating installation designed by a well-known environmental artist to look like a sinking rowhouse, sunk into the Schuylkill itself. The work by Mary Mattingly was commissioned for the 2014 Fringe Festival and has made appearances in various exhibitions since then. It was moored off Bartram's Garden when it sunk Sunday. "Bartram’s Garden and our partners were aware of the damage and pursuing assessment and repair, but the hull took on water on Sunday morning before repairs could commence," the garden said in a statement. It's not clear who will foot the bill for the vessel to be removed from the water. Read more
Applicants flooding the marijuana job market in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are among the first generation of college graduates who can job-hunt in the legal marijuana industry. Delaware Valley University in Doylestown is one of the top providers of agriculture degrees in the state, giving students a chance to study hydroponics — a technique used in the cannabis industry for growing plants without soil. "It’s really just overall plant knowledge that’s really helped me to come in here and just know what I’m doing," said Alessandro Cesario, a 2013 graduate who is now director of cultivation for Desert Grown Farms in Las Vegas. Read more
A Crescentville teen found guilty in a 2015 armed robbery that led to the shooting death of a Chinese restaurant deliveryman has been sentenced to 17½ to 35 years in prison. Tyquail Duffy, 18, had been acquitted of murder by a Common Pleas Court jury, but convicted of robbery and other offenses in the incident that resulted in the death of 49-year-old Rendong Zheng. "My husband was a good person; he was a good son and a good father," said his widow, Xiuhong Wang. "He was the main source of income for the family." Read more
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