Court records show that Cody Potthoff pleaded guilty yesterday to charges related to two homicides committed last June. Potthoff was arrested in June of 2020 after a two day crime spree in Erie and Warren Counties; during that spree he is accused of stealing at least five vehicles and shooting three victims. He pleaded guilty to the slayings of 41 year old Ian Weldon and 66 year old John Burick; the third victim, Eli Milanowksi, survived his wounds. Potthoff has been sentenced to life plus 25 years for the two murders.
Free drive through COVID-19 tests resume at the Crawford County Fairgrounds today. Drive through testing at the fairgrounds will run Tuesday through Saturday from 9AM to 6PM until December 11th with a capacity for up to 450 tests per day. No appointment is necessary, registration is on site, and patients can be children or adults; enter through Gate 1 and follow the signs to get tested. ID is not required, but is recommended.
House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff and Rep. Mark Gillen of Berks County, both Republicans, reported on Monday that they tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting their families for Thanksgiving. Both men are vaccinated and only experiencing mild symptoms so they are quarantining at their homes. According to the PA Department of Health the commonwealth averaged 5,325 new cases and 41 deaths per day over the weekend.