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Broome County Pay Raises are Vetoed

Pay for non-union Broome County employees, including elected officials, will not be tied to the rates negotiated between the county and its largest employees’ union.

County Executive Debra Preston has vetoed a resolution that would have given annual raises based on the rate in the Civil Service Employees Association contract

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Legislator Plans Pay Raise Petition Drive

Broome County Legislator Jason Garnar says he will collect signatures calling for a referendum should the County Executive sign a measure into law that would give non-union county employees, including elected officials, pay raises based on the rate negotiated with the Civil Service Employees Association

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome/Tioga Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate for the Binghamton Job Market, which includes Broome and Tioga Counties is down for December.

The New York State Department of Labor says while the 6.1% rate is a seven year low for the month, declines are still posted in manufacturing and the region is tied with Utica/Rome for New York State's highest jobless rate

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Indian Health Service/ Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service/ Department of Health and Human Services

Marijuana Wax Appears Again in Broome County

New York State Police say they are starting to encounter a never-before-seen illegal substance in the area.
In a matter of a few days, authorities made arrests in the region and found concentrated marijuana wax, which they say is gaining in popularity

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Senator Libous’ Son Convicted of Subscribing to False Tax Return

New York State Senator Thomas Libous’ son has been convicted of three counts concerning income tax fraud allegations and cleared of the more serious charge of obstructing the IRS.

Attorney, 37 year old Matthew Libous was found guilty in Federal Court of three counts of subscribing to false tax returns while he was acquitted of the more serious count of obstructing the IRS

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Twin Tiers Travel Imacted by Nor’Easter

Delaware and Otsego County in  New York and Wayne County in Pennsylvania are among areas to the east of Binghamton that are still expecting snow, wind and blowing snow from winter storm Juneau.

A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect for those counties for January 27

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