The State Police based in Meadville are reporting the arrest of a Pittsburgh area woman after she led troopers on a chase that reached speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour along Interstate 79. 25 year old Kelly Porto of Washington Pennsylvania was clocked traveling at 111 miles per hour in a black SUV when an officer began to pursue her around mile marker 146 on I-79 South. She was stopped by a police roadblock after a pursuit of about 20 miles. Porto faces multiple charges including reckless endangerment and fleeing and eluding police officers.
In Harrisburg, State representative Frank Ryan of Lebanon County, introduced a bill that would put a freeze on cost of living adjustments for officials in the State Government in 2020. The pay freeze would affect Pennsylvania’s legislative, judiciary, and executive branches and prevent them from receiving any pay increases until next year. In a press release Ryan reasoned that in face of massive revenue losses and high unemployment for residents officials should not be taking a pay raise.