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Upper Merion Pa.

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Judge Rules Montco Man Guilty But Mentally Ill in Sword Murder of Family

The conviction means that Joseph McAndrew Jr. will likely never be a free man again, although where he serves that sentence is still to be determined.

08/13/2014

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Montco Tourism Officials Trying To Drum Up Business In The Area

Tourism officials in Montgomery County are hosting about a dozen meeting planners from across the country hoping to convince them to bring their next convention to the area.

08/08/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Defense Wants To Suppress Video Confession in Montco Infant’s Murder

During Raghu Yandamuri’s preliminary hearing, defense attorney Steve Heckman labeled a videotaped confession by his client “damaging.” Heckman is now arguing to have that video kept away from a jury should the case go to trial.

12/30/2013

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Montco Man Charged With Murdering Infant and Grandmother Wants To Defend Himself

Raghu Yandamuri has sent a number of communications to his attorneys, the judge, and even the district attorney’s office. But the judge says the two motions filed earlier this week are the most serious.

10/29/2013

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Police Seek Pickup Driver Who Ran Over Another Driver Near K. of P. Mall and Fled

Police say it started shortly after 9:30pm last Wednesday as a minor accident in the area of Mall Boulevard, when a vehicle stopped at a red light was rear-ended by a pickup truck.

09/25/2013

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Pa. Lawmakers Eye Overhaul of Beer Distribution Statewide

The current three-tier system — brewer to distributor to retailer — has been in place since Prohibition.

08/29/2013

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King of Prussia Retail Corridor Undergoing Development Surge

There are eight construction projects currently going on along DeKalb Pike — everything from food to retail.

07/08/2013

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Gulph Mills Man Charged With Killing Family Wants Inheritance To Pay For Defense

Joseph McAndrew’s court-appointed guardian says his client should be able to use his mother’s estate, valued at $1 million, to pay for private counsel and expert psychiatrists in his defense.

03/05/2013

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Pa. Lawmaker Takes On Controversial Parole of Upper Merion Wife-Killer

State representative Mike Vereb calls the planned release later this month of Rafael Robb “unconscionable,” “a travesty,” and “mockery of justice.”

01/17/2013

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Upper Merion Expanding Police Presence in Schools After Conn. Shootings

Upper Merion police chief Tom Nolan suggested greater police visibility — not only as an extra measure of comfort but as a deterrent.

01/03/2013

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Trial Ordered in Montco Kidnap-Double Murder Case

In a 20-minute videotaped confession to police, Raghu Yandamuri says he planned to kidnap Saanvi Venna to get money from her parents.

11/28/2012

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King of Prussia Jewelry Store Hit Again, Robbers Steal High-End Watches

Three men entered the Tourneau store about 2:45pm Wednesday, smashed display cases, and made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars of merchandise.

08/23/2012

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Former Norristown Police Detective Arrested For Drug Dealing

Prosecutors say Jack Pennington used his former position of authority and a Norristown police badge to protect himself while he was dealing drugs on the streets.

06/21/2012

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Worker Dies In Freak Accident At Montgomery County Newspaper Processing Plant

A rail engineer unloading newspaper print rolls was crushed Friday morning.

05/18/2012

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Death Penalty Sought For Montco Man Charged With Murdering Parents and Brother

Montgomery County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old Upper Merion man accused of using a sword to murder his parents and his twin brother in their home nearly a year ago.

02/15/2012

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