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Jail Recommended for Matthew Libous

In spite of a plea from his father, New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, for no jail time, federal prosecutors are recommending 37 year old Matthew Libous be sent to prison for underreporting his income, failing to fully repay the IRS and tampering with a drug test urine sample

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Image provided by the NYS Fair

Big Changes for NYS Fairgrounds Planned

Acting New York State Fair Director, Troy Waffner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney are proposing revamping the over century old fairgrounds outside of Syracuse.

The plans call for eliminating the grandstand and the mile-long dirt racetrack, opening up about 70 acres

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Endicott Mayor Bertoni Seeking Reelection

Endicott Mayor John Bertoni says he will seek a third, four-year term.

Bertoni revealed his intention to run for reelection on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Bertoni, a Democrat, was first

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NY Senate Leader Skelos Faces Corruption Charges

New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, have been arrested on federal corruption charges.

The 67-year-old senator and his 32-year-old son turned themselves in at an FBI office in New York City May 4

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Southern Tier Counties Compete for Clean Energy Money

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking for clean energy business proposals in the area for a chance to land $20 million in state funding.

The 76West competition is modeled after a similar initiative in Western New York

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Senator Libous’ Pocketbook Survey Rates Secession, etc.

A slim majority of Southern Tier residents apparently disapprove of any plans of governments in the region seceding to Pennsylvania.

Some officials in Kirkwood and Conklin have been mulling over the possibility of joining the Keystone State, which, some say, is benefitting economically from hydraulic high-volume fracture drilling for natural gas while New York State has an indefinite moratorium on fracking

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Cortland County Legislature Votes Out Chairwoman

 

Cortland County has a new legislative leader. 

The legislature voted 12 to 4 to remove Democrat Susan Briggs as chair of the panel due to lack of confidence in her ability to act in the best interest of the county. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Senator Thomas Libous Tells Judge He’s Dying

In spite of his office issuing several statements in the past saying New York State Senator Thomas Libous’ health is well enough for him to continue doing his work in state government, the New York Post has printed an article containing a plea from the Republican to a judge asking to spare his son jail time to allow Matthew Libous to stay with the Senator in the career politician’s final days.

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Broome D.A. Gerald Mollen Wants Four More Years

Broome County's top prosecutor says he’s ready for another round.

Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen has announced he is running for re-election.  That would be his eighth term if voters give him the nod

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Suit Against Binghamton’s Mayor Moves to Discovery

A lawsuit claiming Binghamton's Mayor tried to use his position to influence a case involving assault allegations against his girlfriend is being moved into the ‘discovery’ stage in New York State Supreme Court

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