MAYVILLE — 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)
Kevin Gregg is a relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He was signed as a free agent before Spring Training. Gregg did not pitch last year because of arm problems. Before that, he saved 33 games for the Chicago Cubs. The Cincinnati Reds plan for him to be their 8th inning pitcher to get the game to Chapman, their star relief pitcher. It didn’t quite work that way on Opening Day.When Gregg entered the game, Cueto was on his way to an Opening Day shutout win. The Reds were ahead 2-0 when Gregg was summoned into the game. Pittsburgh treated him as if he were a batting practice pitcher. Despite super defense by the Reds, the Pirates still scored 2 runs and tied the game. Fortunately, Todd Frazier hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the inning to win the game. Chapman finished the game in style in the top of the 9th.The Reds say that they still hope Gregg can be their 8th inning setup man.
ORONO — Runners from all five Hancock County indoor track teams returned to the University of Maine on Saturday for the latest Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet.The meet was divided into two sessions. Ellsworth and Sumner competed in the first session, and Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy took part in the second.In the first session of the day, Ellsworth finished fourth on the girls’ side and fifth on the boys’ side. Freshman Margo Kenyon earned a victory in the girls’ 800-meter run for the Eagles with a time of 2 minutes, 33.08 seconds. Sumner’s boys’ and girls’ teams both earned seventh-place finishes.The MDI boys and GSA girls were the top Hancock County teams in the second session with second-place finishes. The GSA girls finished in the top three in seven different events.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI’s Ashley Anderson set a facility record in the girls’ 200-meter dash with a time of 26.22 seconds. She also won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.47 seconds.The teams will return to UMaine for the season’s sixth meet Saturday, Jan. 27. Ellsworth and Bucksport will compete in the 10 a.m. session, and MDI, GSA and Sumner will compete in the 2:30 p.m. session.
“In the last five years, we’ve had two pregnant women on their way to Kaiser in Woodland Hills not make it to the hospital in time and have to stop here to have their babies,” said Capt. Tom Duda. The first child, little Johnny Ireland, turned 5 last week and his mother brought him by the station – as she does every year on his birthday – to thank the guys. Friday, Dina Weiss did the same thing with her baby, Moshe, who just turned 1 year old. She brought along a birthday cake, balloons and her mother-in-law, Leah Weiss. Leah was in the back seat with Dina last year as her son, Yitzchak Weiss – Dina’s husband – drove the family car in a great simulation of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. “It was the eve of Passover, two hours before sundown, and the freeway was bumper to bumper,” Leah said. “Dina was starting to feel like she had to push, and I was trying to keep everyone calm. Dave Brown delivered the baby. Mike Nava cut the cord. And Jon Galiher? He just stood there with a catcher’s mitt waiting for the little guy to come out, the firefighter said Friday. Welcome to Los Angeles County Fire Station 125, just off the Ventura Freeway at Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. Around these parts it’s known as “the quick stop before Kaiser.” “We called 911 and they put us on hold. We got off at Lost Hills Road and Yitz was driving up on the shoulder of the road trying to get through the traffic jam. “People were honking their horns and yelling at him. It was crazy.” And that’s when they saw it – the most beautiful sight the family of a woman in labor could ever see: The quick stop before Kaiser. Yitz hung a U-turn and pulled into the fire station parking lot right around 4:30 p.m., honking his horn and yelling that his wife was having a baby. Nava, who was in the kitchen getting ready to start cooking, turned around and said, “Hey, guys, looks like we have a job out in the parking lot.” You gotta love firefighters and cops. Nothing ever seems to rattle them. Nava and Galiher went out and removed Dina from the back seat, calmed everyone down, put her on a stretcher, and carried her inside. Meanwhile, Brown, an ex-medic, was soaping up to deliver his second baby in five years. “We barely got her on the bed and she was ready to deliver,” he said. “Had to be less than five minutes. There were no problems. The little guy was ready to come out.” While Brown handed Moshe to a crying, relieved Dina, Nava cut the cord. Galiher stood there with his catcher’s mitt on just in case. “Moshe, these men were there when you were born,” Dina told her baby Friday, thanking the guys again. Moshe didn’t seem to care. The kid was too busy playing with a toy fire engine given to him by the firefighters at the quick stop before Kaiser. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. email@example.com (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!