Week In Review: A Look Back At This Week’s Trending Stories

JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow takes a look back at this week’s trending stories. The stories are sorted by viewership and interaction.

#5: Alstar employees for UPMC Chautauqua picketed outside the hospital this past Wednesday. The chief concerns of the protest were wages and staffing.

Joseph Snyder, an Alstar paramedic and SCIU Chairman stated during the protest that he believes UPMC is more focused on the financials rather than their staffing.

The Chairman said UPMC did make “little” change to their proposal, but that the two sides are “still far apart” and that “we don’t think the proposal is going to fix the staffing issues in this county.”

#4: A Gowanda man allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old man during a burglary Wednesday at 4 Lodi Street, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.

Nathan Crassi, 24, is charged with second-degree burglary, third degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Deputies say that the 16-year-old male is being treated for injuries at Lakeshore Hospital and has been released since then.

Crassi was taken to Chautauqua County Jail and will be arraigned using the centralized arraignment procedure.

#3: The City of Jamestown’s Spectrum store will relocate starting May 16th.

The store will be moving to 901 Fairmount Avenue, West Ellicott, near the current Verizon Wireless store according to a flyer passed out by employees.

“She (a Spectrum representative) said you won’t be able to pay a person, you will have to have to pay a machine,” said Ben Pollaro, a Spectrum customer.

#2: A Sherman man is charged after the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said they discovered approximately 14 dead chickens at a Sherman residence on April 18th.

James l. Linger, 43, is charged with failure to provide sustenance to the chickens and overdriving/torturing an animal.

According to a release Wednesday, the new resident of the property reported that they discovered an unattended chicken coop after purchasing the property. The chickens were reportedly locked in cages with no way out.

#1: More than two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, a quantity of powder cocaine, an electronic stun gun, a Remington 870 shotgun, and numerous drug paraphernalia were seized in a joint raid by the Jamestown metro drug task force and southern tier regional drug task force Saturday evening at 12 Partridge Street, according to the Jamestown Police Department.

Jacob M. Komenda, 22, and Loegan K. Morrison-Samples, 22, are charged with second and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia.


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