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October 13, 1998 | By Blair Clarkson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Darby Borough man has been charged with stabbing his former girlfriend yesterday morning while she was in a car on her way to work in King of Prussia, township police said yesterday. Police said David Smith, 39, of the 100 block of North Sixth Street, approached the car the victim was riding in after it was stopped on the shoulder of South Warner Road near Route 202 and stabbed her seven times before running away. Smith was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related offenses.
NEWS
July 11, 1993 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer correspondent James Cordrey contributed to this article
Down below, the malls loom out of the summer haze. Columns of hot air rise from the roads and parking lots a thousand feet below to jolt Tim Kunda's clattering airplane like speed bumps. Kunda looks down at the sprawling 330-store complex, home to the Court at King of Prussia and its soon-to-expand sister mall, the Plaza. Grinning, he takes his hands off the controls and turns his palms upward in a gesture of incredulity and pride. "It's huge. It's incredible how big it is," shouts Kunda, 34, chairman of the local planning commission.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2014 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a move that monetizes the real estate value of one of its prime locations, embattled Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday it would carve up and share its King of Prussia mall anchor with retailer Dick's Sporting Goods. Terms of its sublease were not disclosed, nor was a time frame for when Dick's would move in. But Sears said it would continue operating its department store on the first floor of the two-story, 215,000-square-foot anchor at the East Coast's largest shopping mall, and that Dick's would occupy parts of the second level.
NEWS
April 19, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County prosecutors will be allowed to present written and video-recorded confessions in the trial of a man accused of killing a grandmother and a baby in King of Prussia. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, is accused of killing 61-year-old Satyavathi Venna and 10-month-old Saanvi Venna in a botched ransom attempt in October 2012. County Court Judge Steven T. O'Neill rejected Yandamuri's claims that the confessions were coerced after 17 hours of questioning. It came down to the word of a county detective against the word of Yandamuri, O'Neill said, adding: "I find Detective Bradbury's testimony to be completely credible.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A KING OF PRUSSIA man will face life in prison or death after being convicted yesterday of brutally murdering a 61-year-old woman and her infant granddaughter in an elaborate kidnapping plot for ransom in 2012. A Montgomery County jury of seven men and five women yesterday found Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the October 2012 slayings of grandmother Satyvathi Venna and 10-month-old Saanvi. Yandamuri was also convicted of kidnapping, burglary, robbery and abuse of a corpse.
NEWS
August 12, 2014 | By Gideon Bradshaw, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - While battles rage in New Jersey and other states over whether to allow Tesla Motors to sell cars within their borders, Pennsylvania has quickly and quietly approved an expansion of the automaker's entry into the market. Gov. Corbett signed the legislation amid the budget frenzy last month, exempting electric-vehicle makers from a Pennsylvania law that bars car manufacturers from selling directly to consumers. The law lets Tesla open five stores statewide. The company opened a King of Prussia showroom last year and plans to open a second in Devon, a spokesman said.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MONTGOMERY County Court jury yesterday sentenced a man to death in the 2012 murders of an infant and her grandmother, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said last night. Raghu Yandamuri, 28, of King of Prussia, was convicted last week of killing Satyavathi Venna, 61, and 10-month-old Saanvi Venna during a plot to extort a ransom from the Venna family. Yandamuri met the family while living in the same complex, the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia, prosecutors said. His plan was to kidnap the infant in a ploy to bilk the family out of $50,000 to help settle gambling debts.
NEWS
May 21, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maurice R. Stahler Jr., 88, formerly of King of Prussia, a retired scientist and engineering manager, died Tuesday, May 6, of causes related to aging at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Stahler was an Army veteran of World War II who was honorably discharged in July 1946, according to newspaper reports at the time. Born and schooled in the Harrisburg area, he came to the Philadelphia area, where he joined the General Electric Astro Space Division in Valley Forge, now Lockheed Martin.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer,Carolyn Davis, and Jessica Parks, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
"It's been 48 hours," Prasad Sanikommu said softly, leaving the audience to fill in the rest. Two full days since 10-month-old Saanvi Venna was last seen, since she was taken from the King of Prussia apartment where her grandmother had been killed. He was addressing supporters, media crews, and members of the Indian diaspora around the world. More than 200 people attended the candlelight vigil Wednesday evening at Heuser Park in King of Prussia, surrounding Sanikommu and other relatives as they prayed and pleaded for the girl's safe return, bathed in fluorescent camera lights that were a harsh contrast to the warm glow of the candles.
NEWS
February 2, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the victims' family members sitting nearby, the man accused of killing a baby and her grandmother in 2012 received a scolding from a judge Friday for interrupting his attorney and trying to control the proceedings. "You are not, at this stage, your own lawyer," Judge Steven T. O'Neill said to Raghunandan Yandamuri. The father of the baby - the son of the grandmother - sat quietly between two relatives during the proceeding. O'Neill's comments came near the end of a hearing in which prosecutors and defense attorneys argued a defense motion to have Yandamuri's confession and other evidence barred from his trial.
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