Man Arrested After Allegedly Choking Woman, Preventing Escape

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after allegedly choking a woman and preventing her from leaving a Bush Street address early Sunday.Jamestown Police say the woman attempted to escape the residence through a bedroom window, however, Antonio Hall, 26, allegedly pulled her back into the apartment, preventing her escape.The woman was eventually able to escape the house and made it to her vehicle, but was confronted by Hall. Police say Hall struck her vehicle’s mirror with a hammer, causing it to break.The woman then fled the area in her vehicle. Although, officers say Hall attempted to search for her at a house on Jefferson Street. Police say Hall was arrested while attempting to break into the Jefferson Street house.Hall is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree criminal trespass.Officers say Hall was taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.last_img read more

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Jamestown Man Indicted In Connection With July Fatal Stabbing

first_imgMAYVILLE — A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has indicted a Jamestown man on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with a stabbing last month. A Chautauqua County Court Clerk tells WNYNewsNow that Carl W. Sorenson, 28, was indicted on Thursday. Sorenson was arraigned Monday in front of Judge David Foley and plead not guilty. The Clerk adds that bail was set at $350,000 cash/$700,000 property bond.The next scheduled date is October 5 at 10:30 am for an Omnibus hearing.A motion dismissing the second-degree murder charge against Jamestown man Carl Sorenson was denied during a preliminary hearing in Jamestown City Court July 17. Public Defender Ned Barone entered the motion on behalf of Sorenson, saying that the defendant is “entitled to a preliminary hearing.”Chautauqua County First Assistant District Attorney Derek Gregory, however, says there’s “no basis” for a dismissal. Gregory says the District Attorney’s Office is proceeding to a Chautauqua County Grand Jury with the case.District Attorney Patrick Swanson will be handling the prosecution.Jamestown Police charged Sorenson in the death of 23-year-old Brandon Holland who was stabbed in the chest while walking on the sidewalk along North Main Street between East 4th and East 5th Streets around 10:14 p.m. July 6.Holland was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital where he died of his injuries.Sorenson, according to police, is also a New York State Parolee. Officers say he was taken into custody July 7 by investigators at his apartment on Washington Street in Jamestown.A reward, meanwhile, is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man wanted by Jamestown Police and the U.S. Marshalls in connection with the case.According to Buffalo Crime Stoppers, $2,500 is being offered for information on Jason Talley.Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson tells WNYNewsNow’s Matt Hummel that Talley is wanted in connection with the Brandon Holland murder case.Talley is believed to be in the Buffalo or Rochester area. Samuelson confirmed on Tuesday that police are still actively looking for Talley.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161.Tips can also be submitted by dowloading the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App in the Apple App store or Google Play store.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Borrello Demands Legislature Stop Ignoring Rural Student Broadband Access

first_imgALBANY — Senator George Borrello is calling on the Senate Democrat Majority to take immediate action to provide internet access not only for downstate students, but for neglected rural students without broadband access.Borrello said a Democrat broadband tax is keeping taxpayers in rural areas from having any internet access at all, forcing students to find central locations like library parking lots to study remotely during the pandemic.The New York City dominated Senate Majority failed to heed Borrello and other Republicans call to repeal the Democrat tax that stalled broadband expansion in these areas, and has done nothing to improve access upstate, Borrello said.Democrats recently introduced a bill to provide WiFi in New York City homeless shelters, where downstate students also lack access, he said. “We must bridge the digital divide for all students, not just some. It shouldn’t matter if you are a homeless student in New York City learning remotely or a student upstate whose family desperately needs broadband. We cannot leave our children behind at this critical time. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats have turned their backs on rural students by implementing a tax on broadband and severely hindering expansion in rural areas,” said Borrello.“It’s long past time to act. We must rescind the Democrat broadband tax to deliver access to Upstate and ensure every student, regardless of where they live, can learn,” Borrello added.Broadband access had been moving ahead until Democrats took the Majority two years ago and passed into law the new tax which is now hindering broadband installation, Republicans said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Stars of Dinner With Friends Dish About Pals, Pizza & and Party Must-Haves

first_img Current Role: Gabe, who shares Karen’s passion for food and is heartbroken when his two best friends decide to get a divorce. Stage and screen cred: Romantic flicks You’ve Got Mail and Miss Congeniality and off-Broadway’s Lobby Hero. Don’t share a summer house with me if… you are not willing to pay for everything. Meals also. And if you are buying orange juice, get fresh-squeezed. And get whole coffee beans. You don’t have a coffee grinder? Wait, you expect me to come up here on weekends during the summer and you don’t have the decency to have a coffee grinder? I’m not offended, actually, I’m just hurt. My longest friendship has lasted… 30 years. At a dinner party, I’m the one who… brings the wine and cheese. Dinner with Friends JEREMY SHAMOS See Dinner With Friends at the Laura Pels Theatre through April 6! Current Role: Tom, a once-devoted husband who decides he’s not happy in his relationship with his wife Beth. Don’t share a summer house with me if… you don’t have one of your own, because I don’t have one! Don’t share a summer house with me if you… snore. MARIN HINKLE HEATHER BURNS View Comments The best meal for a serious talk is… not scrambled eggs. You would think that because the egg is both a symbol of new life and also used in so many important metaphors (“don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” “walking on eggshells,” “leggo my Eggo”) that it would be an ideal meal for getting deep with a friend. In reality, they are just so jiggly it is hard to keep a straight face. DARREN PETTIE Current Role: Karen, a food and wine enthusiast who feels forced to choose sides when her best friends break up. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014 Heather Burns, Darren Pettie, Marin Hinkle and Jeremy Shamos are coming for Dinner! The four stage and screen favorites are currently starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Dinner With Friends, playing two married couples trying to maintain their close friendship as they get older and grow apart. What starts off as a friendship full of decadent dinners and trips to Martha’s Vineyard becomes strained when Tom (Darren Pettie) decides he wants to get a divorce. Below, the four stars chatted with Broadway.com about their own lasting friendships, favorite “serious talk” foods, dinner party necessities and more.center_img Stage and screen cred: Broadway stints in The Assembled Parties, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Rivals, and a Tony-nominated turn in Clybourne Park. The best meal for a serious talk is… a huge healthy salad. That way you can deflect any tension by crunching on the leaves or alternatively picking through the veggies when the conversation needs a moment of repose. The best meal for a serious talk is… pizza. If the talk happens to go into the wee hours, pizza is still good cold. Stage and Screen Cred: Ghost Town, The International, TV’s Mad Men and the 2006 revival of Butley on Broadway. Current Role: Beth, an artist who must reimagine her life as a single woman when her husband, Tom, decides to call it quits. My longest friendship has lasted… for decades. I have two best friends from elementary school. They are like my “bonus” siblings. Actually, let’s face it, they are family. At a dinner party, I’m the one who… steals the silverware. I can’t help it. I have a fork fetish. At a dinner party, I’m the one who… they forgot to invite but I come anyway and watch TV in the other room. At a dinner party, I’m the one who… is most excited about the dessert. I love baking. I love chocolate. And I have very little willpower. My longest friendship… was with my friend Joel whom I met on the first day of first grade. Even though he lives in San Francisco, we keep in close touch. We’ve discovered electronic mail recently. No stamps, not even envelopes. I can’t really explain it here, but it is so fast and easy. I’m not getting paid to advertise it, by the way. I just think it’s a real time saver and reccommend it. My longest friendship has lasted… since the sixth grade with my friend Olen. We went on a date to see A Fish Called Wanda. Our romance didn’t survive, but we’re thick as thieves to this day. Don’t share a summer house with me if… you have a problem with sand. I love playing with the kids at the beach so inevitably there will be sand in the house after a day of swimming in the ocean, collecting sea glass and building castles. It comes with the territory. The best meal for a serious talk is… fried chicken. Stage and screen cred: TV’s Two and a Half Men and Deception, as well as Broadway appearances in Electra and A Thousand Clowns. Related Shows Star Files Jeremy Shamoslast_img read more

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Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies to Transfer to West End

first_img Poulton’s RSC credits include The Canterbury Tales Parts I and II, St Erkenwald and Gregory Doran’s Morte d’Arthur. View Comments The stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning and best-selling novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies are set to transfer to London’s West End. Penned by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin, the critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company productions will play in repertory May 1 through September 6 at London’s Aldwych Theatre. Opening day perfomances are scheduled for May 17. The plays chronicle the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell from blacksmith’s boy to Henry VIII’s right-hand-man and are currently running at the Swan Theatre through March 29. Many of the RSC company will transfer to the West End including Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briers as Katherine of Aragon.  Both shows are designed by Christopher Oram. The lighting for Wolf Hall is designed by Paule Constable and Bring Up The Bodies by David Plater. Sound design is by Nick Powell, movement is by Siân Williams and music is composed by Stephen Warbeck.last_img read more

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Dates Set for 2015 Tony Awards Nominations and Ceremony

first_img The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. We now have the date for Broadway’s biggest night next year! The 69th Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 7, 2015 live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The ceremony will air on CBS, which has broadcast the event since 1978. The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, for all Broadway productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2015 Tony Award nominations. The nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from New York City.center_img View Commentslast_img

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Holiday Shopping List! The Top Five Shows Kids Will Go Wild For

first_img THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR There’s nothing quite like New York City during the holidays, and if your kiddo hasn’t witnessed the magic of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the time is now. From high-kicking Rockettes, to a stuffed animal performance of The Nutcracker, to snow swirling through the audience, nothing says “holiday cheer” quite like this one-of-a-kind celebration. Click for tickets! THE LION KING The Minskoff Theatre is magically transformed into the African Pridelands in this now-iconic musical adaptation of the hit Disney movie. The production may be 17 years old, but it’s still every bit as spectacular as it was when it first opened on Broadway in 1997. Featuring hundreds of colorful costumes, eye-popping sets and hits like “Hakuna Matata” and “The Circle of Life,” The Lion King truly is a child’s Disney dream come to life. Click for tickets! MATILDA Kids rule in the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel Matilda—they’re speeding by on scooters, gobbling cake, swinging high in the air and being downright “Naughty.” The hit musical, which stars more than a dozen children, wowed audiences in the West End before transferring to Broadway. There’s magic, there’s scary grown-ups, there’s high-flying dance numbers, and trust us—your kids will be enthralled from beginning to end. Click for tickets! Christmas is just a few days away and—wait, you still haven’t finished all of your holiday shopping?! Don’t worry, Broadway.com has you covered. Show tickets happen to make excellent stocking stuffers, and from flashy, splashy musicals to highbrow, intellectual drama, there’s something for everyone—especially kids! And don’t forget, if you can’t decide on a show, there’s always a Broadway.com gift card. Check out our top picks below! CINDERELLA There’s only a few weeks left to see the updated revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, and it’s definitely worth a trip to the royal kingdom. Starring Keke Palmer as Ella and Real Housewives’ NeNe Leakes as her not-so-sweet stepmother Madame, there’s plenty to love in the revamped tuner. Our favorite part? Ella’s “how the heck did they do that?!” pauper-to-princess transformation, featuring dazzling costumes by William Ivey Long. Click for tickets! View Comments ALADDIN We’ve been waiting years for Aladdin to fly to the Great White Way, and now that it’s here, it’s every bit as spectacular as we’d hoped. Featuring a triple-threat ensemble cast and a gorgeous score by Alan Menken (featuring several songs not heard in the 1992 film), there’s never a dull moment in this shining, shimmering tuner. And how do they make that magic carpet fly? You’ll have to see it to believe it. Click for tickets!last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Newsies Still Aims to Deliver in London & More

first_img Newsies Still Aims to Deliver in London Newsies, which had been expected to bow in the West End in spring 2014, remains London-bound. Harvey Fierstein, who penned the tuner’s book, told the Daily Mail that they were waiting for the right theater to become available and “hopefully it will in the next couple of years.” The Broadway mainstay also revealed that his play Casa Valentina would run at a London fringe venue this fall, joining his Kinky Boots, which will officially open at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on September 15. Norbert Leo Butz Thinks Katie Holmes is ‘Fierce’ News that puts the “odds” into “ends” today comes courtesy of two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, who has decided that his former Dead Accounts co-star Katie Holmes should date someone outside of the stage and screen world. “You know, what I hope Katie ends up with is the guy that is totally out of the business who is, I don’t know, some phenomenal house painter or something out in the ‘burbs [and] who is also an artist,” Butz told Us Weekly. He went on to say that Holmes’ amour should also be able to “scoop her up and do a tango with her ’cause she’s a fierce dancer.” So there we go. Butz’s new Netflix series Bloodline will premiere on March 20. View Comments Watch a Sneak Peek of Tony Shalhoub in Nurse Jackie We have our first look at Tony Shalhoub in Nurse Jackie! As previously reported, the Tony nominee has joined the cast for the Showtime series’ seventh and final season. Check out Shalhoub as Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor and friend of Jackie (played by fellow Broadway vet Edie Falco) below. Easter Bonnet Competition Sets the Date The 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held on April 20 at the Minskoff Theatre. The two-day Great White Way spectacular celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by dozens of Broadway, off‐Broadway and national touring productions. Performers from participating shows sing, dance and wear elaborate Easter bonnets made especially for the event. Hosts, judges and special guests will be announced later.center_img Janie Dee to Headline Mrs Henderson Presents This new tuner has West End transfer written all over it. Two-time Olivier winner Janie Dee will lead the previously reported stage adaptation of cult film Mrs Henderson Presents at the U.K.’s Theatre Royal Bath. Directed by Tony winner Terry Johnson, with lyrics by Tony winner Don Black and music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, the musical will play August 14 through September 5, with opening night set for August 6. Other stars set for the Theatre Royal’s summer season include Anita Dobson in She Stoops to Conquer and Stephanie Cole in Talking Heads. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

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Could Miley Cyrus Have Put on the Wig & Makeup as Hedwig?

first_img Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Related Shows Miley Cyrus signed off her gig as VMA host on August 30 with a surprise performance of “Dooo It!,” accompanied by an impressive group of drag queens, trans performers and activists. But as it turns out, the pop superstar, who has been extremely vocal about subverting gender stereotypes in the past, could have explored the territory even further on Broadway—as genderqueer internationally ignored song stylist Hedwig.According to Out.com, Cyrus was in talks to play the iconic transgender rock-star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch as a replacement in the Tony-winning revival. But that wrecking ball won’t swing all the way over to the Belasco Theatre after all, as the production is set to close on September 13 with current headliner Taye Diggs.Cyrus wouldn’t have been the first actress to attempt the role: The Breakfast Club’s Ally Sheedy stepped in as a replacement in the original off-Broadway production at the Jane Street Theater, but abruptly ended her run after a few weeks.Before dismissing the casting-that-never-was as a stunt, consider Cyrus’ stance on gender fluidity. “I’ve never thought, ‘I’m a girl, and so I can’t do this or I can do this,’” she said previously on Good Morning America. “I feel completely like I’m not tied to a gender or to an age. I feel like an infinite cosmic thing.” While she may not have the Broadway experience, she has a particular insight on the material.A production spokesperson for Hedwig and the Angry Inch had no comment. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

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Ali Ewoldt & Jordan Donica Begin Performances in Phantom

first_img Related Shows Ali Ewoldt & Jordan Donica(Photos courtesy of The Publicity Group) from $29.00 View Commentscenter_img With 28 years on the Great White Way, over 11,000 performances and even a viral crosswalk production, The Phantom of the Opera is hitting another historic milestone. Broadway alum Ali Ewoldt, who is half-Filipino, begins performances as Christine on June 13; she is the first person of color in the role on the Main Stem. Welcome newcomer Jordan Donica joins her as Raoul. The two step in for Julia Udine and Jeremy Hays at the Majestic Theatre.Ewoldt recently played Tuptim in the Chicago Lyric Opera production of The King and I, having previously understudied the role in the current Broadway revival. Her additional credits include Les Miserables and The Fantasticks. Ewoldt told Broadway.com that Christine has “always been on that list of roles [she] wanted to play.” Donica has appeared on stage regionally in Jesus Christ Superstar, Dames at Sea and South Pacific. The Phantom of the Opera will mark his Broadway debut.When the two join the company, current ensemble member Rachel Eskenazi-Gold will become the production’s alternate Christine, taking over for Rachel Zatcoff and playing the role twice a week. The cast at the Majestic Theatre currently includes James Barbour as The Phantom, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Rebecca Eichenberger as Madame Giry, John Easterlin as Piangi and Kara Klein as Meg Giry. The Phantom of the Operalast_img read more

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