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Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in the trial of the man charged with killing Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson.

The final seven jurors were selected on Friday for the trial of Thomas Johnson III,  the man accused of fatally shooting Pierson last September.

There are now a total of 18 jurors, 12 for the jury and six alternates.

 The 39 year old Johnson faces six criminal charges. They include aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and assault. If convicted of aggravated murder, Pierson would face a sentence of life in prison without parole.

There are five new members of the Rochester Music Hall of fame. About 1800 people showed up at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre to welcome in:

--Jazz bassist Ron  Carter

--Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of the Gibson Guitar Company

--jazz keyboardist Gap Mangione

--Singer and actor William Warfield

--Wilmer Alexander Jr. & The Dukes

One of the more emotional moments of the evening happened when Wilmer Alexander Jr. was brought onstage in a wheelchair to a standing ovation. Alexander has been dealing with a number of health issues.

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP & WXXI News) — Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.

That includes Everest Institute in Irondequoit. It used to be known as the Rochester Business Institute and was purchased by Corinthian in 2006.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says every eligible voter in the United States should be able to register to vote online.

She was joined by good government groups on Sunday as she announced legislation that would require all 50 states to let voters register online.

Gillibrand says 25 states don't have an online registration system. Twenty-one states do and four others have passed legislation that will implement it.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says the manufacturers of e-cigarettes should be prohibited from marketing to children and creating flavors that he says are designed to appeal to kids.

The New York Democrat says Sunday that the same marketing restrictions that apply to traditional tobacco products should be expanded to cover e-cigarettes.

He cited a recent report indicating that while traditional tobacco use is down among teens, the use of e-cigarettes is up.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Environmental groups in New York say their top legislative priorities this year would restrict sales of shampoo, toothpaste and other grooming products containing microbeads and children's toys containing arsenic, mercury, lead and other toxic substances. 

Both measures have passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly. 

The bill to ban New York sales in 2018 of toys and various other children's products containing certain chemicals now lists 35 sponsors in the Republican-controlled Senate. 

That's a majority of state senators. 

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Gates Police have made an arrest after a shooting at a bar early Saturday morning that left one person dead and six others injured after a shooting.

Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode says  that  someone opened fire inside Gates Pub on Hinchey Road around 1:30 a.m.

The Democrat&Chronicle reports that the victim is identified as 37 year old Ricky Jones. The suspect is 31 year old David Alligood, who pled not guilty to a second degree murder charge on Saturday. Reportedly Alligood was on parole at the time of the shooting.

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COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP)  Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said. 

``The last thing we wanted to do was put these animals down,'' Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said. ``But it wasn't a safe scene.'' 

Three men hired by the farm opened fire on the animals Friday afternoon in woods in the town of Coeymans, about 10 miles south of the capital. 

The trial of the man accused of killing Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson is expected to see opening statements on Monday.

On Friday,  the final seven jurors were selected for the trial of Thomas Johnson III, the man accused of fatally shooting Officer Daryl Pierson last September.

There are now a total of 18 jurors, 12 for the jury and six alternates.

Jury selection has been going on all week, and hundreds of people were screened in the process. The trial may last about a month.

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