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Libous Defeats Jones In GOP Senate Primary

State Senator Thomas Libous has won the Republican party nomination, defeating Tioga County businessman Denver Jones in a primary in the 52nd District.

Libous prevailed over Jones in Tuesday's GOP contest

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Primary Election Day In New York State

Today is Primary Day in New York State. The polls in Broome and Tioga counties will be open from noon to 9 p.m.

Democrats will choose a candidate for governor. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a second four-year term, is facing two challengers: Law professor Zephyr Teachout and political activist Randy Credico

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Libous Doubts Astorino Can Beat Cuomo [AUDIO]

The Republican candidate for governor of New York isn't getting an endorsement from one of the GOP's Senate leaders.

Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton says he'll vote for Rob Astorino but expects Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo will win a second term

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Libous: Residence Search “Politically Motivated”

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he believes a search of his Binghamton residence was "politically motivated."

State and federal investigators were reported to have seized items belonging to Frances Libous, the senator's wife

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Libous: Pretrial Hearing Went Well

New York State Senator Thomas Libous is looking at more time in a courtroom following a pre-trial hearing September 4 in White Plains under allegations that he used his influence as a leader in the state senate to get his son a job with a downstate law firm, resulting in one federal count charging he lied to investigators

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Senator Libous Pre-Trial Hearing Held in White Plains

A pre-trial hearing is being held for New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton.

The Republican has been accused of influence peddling, allegedly offering state business for a downstate law firm in exchange for his son getting a job at the practice

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Former Binghamton Mayor and Pro-Fracker Involved in a Reported Bar Confrontation

A staunch supporter of natural gas drilling in New York State says he was shoved over three bar stools by anti-fracking supporter and former Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan.

Victor Furman says he filed a police report following the August 20th incident at Davy’s Last Chance Saloon on Route 12 in Chenango Forks in which he and Ryan engaged in another heated exchange about fracking

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Denver Jones Continues Fight For Primary Ballot

A Tioga County man who wants to challenge New York State Senator Thomas Libous in a Republican primary has won a court victory.

Denver Jones has been battling to gain ballot access for a September 9 primary

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N.Y Senator Thomas Libous’ Home Reportedly Raided by FBI

The Albany Times Union reports the FBI raided the Binghamton home of New York State Senator Thomas Libous and his wife, Frances on August 8.

Last month, the Republican Senator was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of making a false statement in an alleged influence pedaling investigation

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New York Casino Hearings are Scheduled.

The hearing concerning the possible location of a full-service casino and resort in the region will not be held in Broome or Tioga Counties, two of the proposed sites for a gaming parlor.

The New York Gaming Facility Location Board has scheduled a public hearing for the Eastern Southern Tier region, which also includes the Finger Lakes, for September 24 from 8 a

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