A Wilkes-Barre man was detained in central Pennsylvania on Sunday following a motor vehicle crash for his alleged involvement in a double stabbing that occurred a few hours prior.
William MacBlain, 29, was taken into custody for reportedly stabbing his roommate, Howard Jakaboski and Jakaboski’s girlfriend Nicole Schneider on Sheridan Street early Sunday morning, police said.
According to an affidavit filed by city police, a report came in around 7:30 a.m. of a male covered in blood standing on the front porch of 77 Sheridan St. Police said his face was entirely covered from an apparent head injury.
The male victim, Jakaboski, told police that his roommate, MacBlain, entered his bedroom while he and his girlfriend, Schneider, were sleeping. Jakaboski said MacBlain began to stab both victims multiple times until the knife broke, according to a report.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Monroe County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A female driver was killed Thursday night when her car burst into flames after hitting a bridge abutment under Interstate 80 south of Route 940 in Tunkhannock Township.
The Monroe County Coroner’s office and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department are investigating the 10:45 p.m. accident, which damaged phone lines.
The driver’s identity has not been confirmed, but an autopsy was in progress in Lehigh County Friday morning.
A news release from the Monroe County coroner’s office said the car drove off Stoney Hollow Road and hit a cement abutment to an Interstate 80 overpass, which is located between the Long Pond and Pocono Lake sections of the township.
Erich May of State College was so excited to see a deer, that the fact he was on an interstate highway, used by millions of people every year, did not enter into his decision to fire a gun. Erich killed a deer in a wooded median between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 80, near mile marker 107.
Okay, does anybody really have to question why this was incredibly dangerous and frankly stupid? Those medians are not sufficiently wide enough to keep a rifle bullet or shotgun slug from hitting an unsuspecting motorist. Imagine driving along at 65 miles per hour and having your car struck by a bullet? If you were lucky enough to not be killed, can you imagine how this might scare the bejeebers outta someone and make them crash their vehicle? Imagine the disaster a high-speed crash on a highway full of trucks might cause.
Erich, I hope they throw the book at you and hit you with it!
Interesting article from the Centre Daily Times regarding what will happen to our roads with the end of the federal stimulus dollars and the defeat of tolling Interstate 80. Some tough decisions are ahead on how to fund everything that needs to be done!
The Federal Highway Administration has turned down Ed Rendell’s request to make Interstate 80 a toll road in Pennsylvania. The road runs the entire length of Pennsylvania through rural counties with historically higher unemployment.
Rendell stated this was the third and last attempt by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to make I-80 a toll road.
We need some better “outside the box” solutions coming out of Harrisburg!
Looks like another push is in the works for making Interstate 80 a toll road. If this doesn’t happen, it will jeopardize road work here in the Pottstown area on 422. Evidently, future improvements to 422 would be funded, at least in part, from the profits made by making I-80 a toll road.
The powers that be figure maybe Obama will bite. Hmmmm… time will tell!
PennDot and the PA Turnpike Commission have sent additional material to the Federal Highway Administration in an attempt to push through a proposal to make Interstate 80 a toll road throughout the Commonwealth.
PennDot would lease Interstate 80 to the Turnpike Commission who would operate the toll administration.
This idea is being vociferously opposed by PA residents along Interstate 80 (this idea is getting about the same enthusiatic support as turning US 422 into a toll road in our neck of the woods).
I guess Interstate 80 will be another road to avoid if tolls are added. Between the price of gas and the astronomical tolls it makes traveling very expensive. When I travel to Harrisburg, it would cost me the same amount for gas as it would for tolls if I were to use the turnpike. Taking the turnpike doubles the cost of each trip! I take alternate routes!
I thought that’s what all these gasoline taxes were for??? Silly me!