JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow with a look back at this week’s trending stories. The stories are sorted by viewership and interaction.
#5: The District Attorney Patrick Swanson will not file charges in the officer-involved shooting in Fredonia last December.
The incident happened when an officer was alerted of a non-emergency call. When he arrived on the scene, George Penev, 23, locked himself in the bathroom and when he came out, he charged at the Officer.
The Officer fired two shots at the man but he continued to chase the Officer. He fired two more shots which ultimately took down Penev.
It was later found that Penev was under the influence of LSD.
#4: The South Main Street bridge will be closing again starting Monday to continue construction.
The roadway will be closed for about two weeks.
They will be finishing the paving, installing a sidewalk, and roadway striping and landscape.
#3: DEC Officers ticketed a man for catching and keeping more than his legal limit of Black Crappie while fishing on Chautauqua lake.
When the ECO’s questioned him the fisherman claimed to have caught some of the 65 Crappie the day before, even though it was still 15 over the limit.
He failed to carry a valid fishing license as well.
#2: No foul play is reportedly suspected in an investigation of the 28-year-old male inmate death.
The death is being investigated by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and remains ongoing.
#1: Brooklyn Square’s Friendly’s abruptly closed this past Monday morning, indefinitely.
Customers were greeted with a sign that read, “we apologize for disappointing you on this visit, but this location is now closed for business.”
A spokeswoman for Friendly’s said employees were informed personally and the company is working to support them with opportunities at other locations, severance payments and other assistance.