December 5, 2013 |
KING OF PRUSSIA A former Montgomery County man whose baby daughter and mother were killed in a King of Prussia apartment complex has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the criminal defendant, plus the owners of the complex and the security company. The civil action was filed last month in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court on behalf of Venkata Venna, the administrator of the estates of his mother, Satyavathi Venna, 61, and Saanvi Venna, his 10-month-old daughter. Authorities say that in October 2012, Raghunandan Yandamuri, who also lived at the Marquis Apartments, killed the grandmother and granddaughter after botching a kidnap-for-ransom scheme.
November 26, 2013 |
On Thanksgiving, we give thanks for friends, family, and food, but no one is particularly grateful for the traffic and transit nightmare that challenges the holiday. Luckily for Robert M. Henry, 38, executive director of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, a nonprofit designed to advocate a viable transit network, his family's T-day trip will be a relatively short stint on Route 309 from his home near Quakertown to his in-laws' in Horsham. But to Henry, who leads an organization that studies, communicates, and creates transportation alternatives, Thanksgiving represents everything about a system gone wrong.
November 22, 2013 |
A Montgomery County Court jury on Wednesday found a King of Prussia man guilty of killing his girlfriend's husband in a triangle filled more with blood than love. Gabriel Martinez, 25, was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and other charges in the 2010 killing of Jose Armando Cazares-Olarte. Though sentencing in Judge Joseph A. Smyth's court has not taken place, the crime carries a mandatory life sentence. "It was a particularly vicious, brutal attack," Assistant District Attorney John Gradel said.
November 12, 2013 |
James W. Jewitt, 81, of Chester Springs, an industrial engineer for many years, died Saturday, Oct. 26, of liver cancer at his home. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he worked as an engineer for the Philco-Ford Corp. for 25 years, Control Data Corp. for four years, and General Electric/Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia for 18 years. He retired in the mid-1990s. Mr. Jewitt received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from what is now Drexel University in 1955 and a master's degree in industrial engineering, with a minor in electrical engineering, from Pennsylvania State University in 1983.
August 1, 2013 |
One of the perks of covering fashion is that cosmetic brands send me samples of the latest and greatest. Over the years I've fallen in love with creamy eye shadows, realized there is no such thing as a truly smudge-proof mascara (at least for this eye-rubber), and discovered that a dusting of coral below my cheekbones results in a rosy, yet bronzy blush. But for every no-name lipliner that sits unopened on my desk, I always feel a little bit of Christmas when a Make Up For Ever box appears.
July 28, 2013
4-week bills , July 30; 3- and 6-month bills , July 29; 1-year bills , Aug. 20; 2-year notes , Aug. 27; 3-year notes , Aug. 6; 10-year notes , Aug. 7; 30-year notes , Aug. 8; 5-year TIPS , Aug. 22; 10-year TIPS , Sept. 19; 30-year TIPS , Oct. 24. Business Referral Luncheon , presented by BNI, King of Prussia chapter. Peppers Italian Restaurant, 236 Town Center Rd., King of Prussia; 610-792-2105. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Networking Meeting , presented by BNI, Fort Washington chapter.
July 18, 2013 |
Despite being "desperately underfunded," in one official's words, SEPTA is moving ahead with an environmental impact study to extend the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia and Valley Forge. Officials say the area is badly underserved, with the nearest Regional Rail stops more than two miles away. Six bus routes serve the area, with about 4,000 passengers a day, but they are subject to the same traffic headaches drivers face on the Schuylkill Expressway. "If you don't plan, you never build," said Byron Comati, SEPTA's project director, who alluded to the agency's financial problems.
July 16, 2013 |
WILL THOUSANDS OF workers finally be able to ride high-speed rail to King of Prussia and Valley Forge instead of a bus that relies on the Jekyll/Hyde, highway to heaven/hell, Russian-roulette insanity of I-76 traffic? SEPTA will reveal plans for long-awaited rail service to King of Prussia Mall and Valley Forge at a four-hour public meeting tomorrow. Several alternative extensions of the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia and Valley Forge will be presented. Public comment is invited.
May 29, 2013 |
HUNDREDS of pairs of flip-flops line the three walls - and one tree - at the new Flip Flop Shops in the Plaza at King of Prussia Mall. The 650-square-foot boutique opened in early April across from JCPenney. The store sells flip-flops with rhinestones. It sells flip-flops with hemp straps and flip-flops with 3-inch wedge heels. It sells sparkly flip-flops, recycled flip-flops, neon, leopard-print, rainbow, floral, metallic and plenty of plain flops, especially for men. There are covered-top flip-flops.
May 23, 2013 |
It was supposed to be a quick trip to the King of Prussia mall Sunday to pick out clothes for a funeral. It ended with an escort off mall property after a clash of individual expression and corporate sensibilities. At issue were black caps worn by two sisters - Zakia and Tasha Clark of North Philadelphia - mourning the loss of their mother, Jackie Underwood, to cancer May 14. The hats were imprinted with "F- Cancer" in pink, with a breast-cancer-awareness ribbon taking the place of the letter C . A security guard approached the two sisters, who were with a third sibling, Makia Underwood, while they were eating in the food court, and told them in no uncertain terms to remove the hats or leave.