Upper Merion Pa.

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Man Accused Of Attacking, Holding Woman Against Will In Upper Merion

An Upper Merion Township man is accused of attacking and holding a woman against her will inside his home.

10/04/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Yandamuri, Defending Himself, Says He’ll Take The Stand at His Murder Trial

Prosecutors contend that Raghu Yandamuri, 28, tried to kidnap ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and hold her for ransom to pay off his gambling debts.

10/03/2014

(Kevin Steele is the prosecutor in the Yandamuri kidnap-murder case.  Photo by David Madden)

Gambling Drove Montco Man To Robbery, Kidnap, Then Murder, Prosecutor Hints

“There was identification that was used that indicated that he was at the casino at least thirty times in the months preceding the murder,” prosecutor Kevin Steele notes.

09/26/2014

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Accused Murderer Opens Rambling Defense in Montgomery County Court

Rahgu Yandamuri is accused of murdering a 61-year-old woman and her ten-month-old granddaughter nearly two years ago during a botched robbery-kidnapping in King of Prussia.

09/25/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Trial Set To Begin in 2012 Murder of Infant and Grandmother in Montco

It took nearly seven days and a pool of more than 180 potential jurors, but the defense and prosecution have finished picking a jury to hear the case against Raghu Yandamuri.

09/24/2014

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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

(Rafael Robb in 2007.)

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

(Upper Merion High School.  File photo)

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

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