JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow takes a look back at this week’s trending stories. The stories are sorted by viewership and interaction.
#5: The family of the 28 year-old man Gregory Gallaway, who died in the Chautauqua County Jail last week is seeking answers as to his sudden death.
Authorities are still not sure exactly how Gallaway died. Our news partner, WIVB News 4, reports that the medical examiners from Erie County told the family the cause is still under investigation.
Pattie Pusateri, Gallaways mother said, “we wanted him to go into custody to avoid him dying, so that he would be safe, not on the run, and be cared for, and now he is dead.”
#4: The Jamestown Public School Safety and Security Officer, Kenneth Nellis III, 40, has been terminated from his position at the school.
The officer was suspended last month on charges with a second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony.
#3: Police have identified the man struck in the hit-and-run accident as Kent Norgren, 59.
Norgren passed away Monday at UPMC Hamot as result of the vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on East Fifth Street at Prendergast Avenue.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Unit is conducting the investigation.
#2: Officials with the National Weather Service in State College, Pennsylvania confirmed a EF-2 tornado touchdown this past Sunday.
According to an initial damage survey, the tornado produced significant damage near U.S. Route 6 and Preston Road.
#1: A mother from the City of Jamestown is facing charges after officials found her children in poor living conditions at a house on Price Street, early this past Sunday.
Police were responding to a welfare check and reported finding the two children, ages four and two living in filth, with poor hygiene and without food or water.
Mother, Crystal Depew, 27, is being charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Child Protective Services took custody of the two children on the scene.