JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow’s with a look back at this week’s trending stories. The stories are sorted by viewership and interaction.
#5: A City of Jamestown Police Officer was suspended without pay after he was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, a D felony.
Officer Kenneth V. Nellis III, 40, was arrested on Schuyler Street Monday night and his bail was set at $2,000.
Police Chief Harry Snellings told WNYNewsNow that Nellis is suspended without pay but is still employed with the department.
Nellis has been a Jamestown Police Officer for the past 4 years.
#4: The Chautauqua County Republican Party endorsed Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello as their candidate to fill New York State Senator Cathy Young’s vacated seat Wednesday night.
Borrello said if he is chosen as the candidate and elected he will use one of his most valuable skills: cooperating with others.
“We need a strong voice there,” explained Borrello. “Not just a bull in the china shop, we need somebody who is going to be able to develop good relationships, develop coalitions on the other side of the aisle and ultimately get things done.”
So far on the Democratic side only former Chautauqua County Legislator Nancy Bargar has expressed interest publicly.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo will likely call a special election after April 6th, according to new rules passed by State Lawmakers earlier this year.
If the Governor does not call a special election, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections said the position will remain vacant until this November’s general election.
#3: David F. Waggoner, the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of William J. Michishima, trial started Wednesday.
Jamestown Police allege that Waggoner shot and killed Michishima with a single gunshot wound to the head at 114 Livingston Ave. in Jamestown last July.
Waggoner was indicted in Chautauqua County Court last August. He remains in Chautauqua County Jail on $1 million bail.
#2: Some of the departments at Truck Lite Co, LLC. will remain in Falconer, according to two sources who spoke to WNYNewsNow over the weekend on the condition of anonymity.
Both sources told WNYNewsNow that the manufacturing jobs will stay.
“World wide corporate is moving. Truck-Lite is not moving,” the source said when asked if any department is relocating to the Detroit area. “There may be changes over the next decade where other corporate divisions move, but right now, only the world wide VPs are in the Detroit area. There is a sister company in Detroit owned by Truck-Lite that is there now.”
#1: A City of Jamestown man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following a car vs. pedestrian accident in the area of Washington and West 6th Streets Friday night.
Jamestown Police said Jonathan Graham, 29, took his son from the scene of the crash to a nearby 7/11 store.
Police said Graham instructed the driver who hit his son to not call police or medical services as he had a warrant for his arrest. Investigators said they found Graham and his son at the store.
Graham was arrested for the warrant and additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child.