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Taglianetti murder trial set to begin Tuesday in County Court...

Opening statements are set for Tuesday morning in the second-degree murder trial of a Virginia man charged with killing former Clymer superintendent Keith Reed, Jr.  Chautauqua County Court Clerk Kathleen Krauza says two final alternates were added last Thursday to complete the panel.  That paved the way for the trial to begin at 9:30 a.m.  It took about a month to empanel the jury of 12... along with four alternates.  County District Attorney David Foley will state the prosecution's case... and, Public Defender Ned Barone the defense's.  Woodbridge, Virginia's Anthony Taglianetti is charged in the shooting death of the 51 year-old Reed.  Taglianetti is accused of driving to Clymer in September 2012... and, shooting Reed outside his home. 

Two teens suffer minor injuries in two-car, deer incident on I-86 in Sherman...

A deer in the road created havoc for two motorists on Interstate 86 in the town of Sherman early Monday morning.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene in the eastbound lanes about 5:45 a.m. at mile-marker 10.  Upon further investigation... deputies found that one car... driven by 43 year-old Rickey Pratt of Sherman... was struck in the side by a deer.  Officers say Pratt pulled his vehicle off to the right side of the road to check the damage... and, call the Sheriff's Office to report the crash.  A second vehicle... operated by 17 year-old Ashlee Waite of Sherman was also eastbound and pulled over to the left hand lane due to Pratt's vehicle being on the right shoulder.  Deputies say the deer that struck Pratt's vehicle was in the left hand lane and Waite swerved to miss the deer... and, her car went off the road... and, rolled over.  Waite was treated at the scene and released.  But... her passenger Ashley Kelly of Sherman was taken to the Hamot Medical Center for treatment of apparent minor injuries.  No charges were filed in the incident.

Reed, Republicans, ratchet up rhetoric on computer problems in rollout of Obamacare...

Local Congressman Tom Reed is among the Republicans stepping up their criticism over the computer problems that have plagued the rollout of the new Affordable Care Act.  That comes in the wake of news reports that Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelious won't appear before a House Committee on the issue later this week.  President Obama -- instead -- outlined steps being taken to address those problems today in the Rose Garden.  Reed says the administration is in "spin mode..." and, time will tell what people's experiences are or will be.  He says the start was not "ready for prime-time..." and, neither was the law itself.  Reed says he had been hopeful that Sebelious would appear before the House committee.  But... adds he's not surprised because of her "less than stellar" performance addressing the matter on the "Jon Stewart" Show.  During his Monday press conference... the president vowed that the administration will do all it can to get the websites fully-functional -- and use phone banks that people can call.  Reed made his comments during his weekly Telephone Conference Call with Southern Tier Media.


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