Murder Case Slated For July Grand Jury

first_imgStock Image.MAYVILLE — The murder case for a Jamestown man will be heard by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury on July 29.That’s according to Acting Jamestown Police Chief Tim Jackson, who was asked by Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist to provide an update to the City Council during a Work Session meeting Monday evening.Carl Sorenson, 28, with second-degree murder. Image via JPD.Jamestown Police charged Carl Sorenson, 28, with second-degree murder 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.Investigators say additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.This was not a random act of violence and police say is likely a result of a prior dispute.Sorenson is scheduled to appear virtually in Jamestown City Court Friday morning at 9 a.m. for a preliminary hearing. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail during a preliminary arraignment last Wednesday.Jackson was also asked to speak about the shooting on Cherry Street in the City of Jamestown last Tuesday. He says the department hasn’t located any suspects or victims in the case. 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

LA Clippers feeling a lack of accomplishment

first_imgThat attitude, Rivers said, appeared for the first time this year on Tuesday, with the Clippers abandoning all the things that built them a big lead, opening the door for the Nets to push through.“Tonight we got good all of a sudden. We were walking around like we’ve done something. And, that bothers me because we’ve done crap. We haven’t done crap,” he said. “And, for us to walk around against a team, to me, that’s playing their hearts out every night to just win one game, for us to walk around like we’ve done something, it bothers me on a basketball level.“I didn’t like it. I didn’t want us to lose. But, I’m all right with it, honestly, because I think you deserve it when you do that.”They’ve done it before. Heck, they’ve done it before in Brooklyn.Last season, the Clippers nearly blew an 18-point fourth-quarter lead against the Nets, holding on for a win. The year before that, they led by nine points with less than two minutes and then lost.“Clearly, it’s something,” J.J. Redick said.Thursday, the Clippers play the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that debunked its town’s supposed cursed history by coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the greatest regular season team in NBA history.Thursday, the Clippers get the chance to re-show everyone, not only that they’re on the same level as the defending champs, that they’re up for a big challenge – regardless of the opponent.“The last two years we’ve been absolutely destroyed in Cleveland,” Redick said. “I think we absolutely have to be sharp to have a chance to compete.”Added Jamal Crawford: “We just need to get a win. Period.”The Clippers probably shouldn’t have needed to be reminded of how quickly success can become failure, about how swiftly promise can turn to despair. This is the place, where in the past, ACL’s snapped like dry pasta, where ownership got caught on tape saying horrible things, where star players get injured in succession in playoff games.The crazy look on Rivers’ face after getting ejected Tuesday night is meme worthy, but the one on his face postgame and the disappointment in his voice was more revealing.“Humility and respect — you’ve got to have it,” he said.The Clippers aren’t as perfect as we thought they were after a near-perfect start. They’ve had no choice but to recognize it. The grind of the road, of the schedule, has worn the sheen away from their historic start.“We took that for granted and felt like we were a lot better than we really are,” Jordan said of their success. “We’ve got to continue to get better and have respect for the game. Then, it’ll treat you right.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error NEW YORK >> The Clippers had just won the biggest game in franchise history in amazing fashion, a limping Chris Paul hitting a miracle shot over Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs to win Game 7 of last season’s first-round series.And as the team gathered for their next workout, which happened to be at the Toyota Center in Houston, players, coaches and staff were ready to crow.See, a sheet listing all the local and national experts who picked the Spurs to advance past the Clippers had been circulated throughout the locker room. And, after dispatching San Antonio, it was time for “told you so’s.”A blown 3-1 lead, a disaster of a fourth quarter in Game 6 and a flat performance in Game 7 later, those predictions didn’t matter all that much.center_img The lesson, and it’s one Doc Rivers is never shy about pointing out, is that there’s one goal, one finish line — an NBA title. All other accomplishments are merely checkpoints.It’s a lesson, we now know, that hasn’t 100 percent stuck.After the Clippers blew an 18-point second-half lead before losing in double overtime to a much-less talented Brooklyn Nets team Tuesday night, Rivers and his players admitted a difficult truth — that this team hasn’t accomplished anything because they haven’t accomplished the only thing.“I think we were smelling ourselves a little bit. We haven’t done (expletive). Nothing,” Clipper center DeAndre Jordan said. “We were, what, No. 1 in the West for a couple weeks? That don’t mean nothing. At all. I feel like we took that for granted and felt like we were a lot better than we really are.”The fog of a losing streak might have the Clippers thinking they’re worse than they actually are too. They’re certainly capable of playing great basketball — they did in Brooklyn for a stretch — but they’re also capable of letting up and soaking in their success.last_img read more