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Libous and Starzak Submit Ballot Petitions

Thomas Libous and Anndrea Starzak say they have submitted nominating petitions for the November ballot in the 52nd state senatorial district.

A statement released by the Libous campaign says thousands of signatures were turned into the state Board of Elections office in Albany on Wednesday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [May 9, 2013]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [May 9, 2013]

Libous Vows To Fight Federal Allegations [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous discussed an indictment alleging he made false statements to the FBI during a live interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Libous answered questions from host Bob Joseph on Tuesday morning, one week after federal officials announced the indictment against the senator.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Candidates Line Up to Challenge NYS Senator Tom Libous

In spite of allegations of influence-peddling and health issues,  New York State Senator Thomas Libous is poised to seek another term.

In a statement released by Senator Libous’ office, a spokesman said “Senator Libous has served the residents of the Southern Tier with honesty and integrity for the past 26 years." 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton’s New York State Senator Under Federal Indictment

Senator Thomas Libous (R) of Binghamton and his son are both facing federal charges.

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]
Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome County Executive Offers a Cancer Update

Broome County Executive Debra Preston is back working in her office at the county office building after working at home while recovering from lung cancer surgery.

Preston says she was scheduled chemotherapy treatments locally through United Health Services on July 3 but plans to continue to work, especially concentrating on the budget

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYS Regent James Tallon Interviewed On “Binghamton Now”

James Tallon, Jr., a member of the New York State Board of Regents, discussed a range of education and health issues on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Friday.

Tallon is president of the United Hospital Fund of New York. He previously h

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Hanna, Tenney Battle In Primary Campaign

Republicans Richard Hanna and Claudia Tenney are working to encourage their supporters to vote in Tuesday's Republican primary in the 22nd Congressional District.

Hanna was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2010

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Town of Union Gives Official Support to Watkins Glen Casino

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsThe Town of Union is throwing its official support behind the plans to develop a casino resort at Traditions at the Glen on Watson Boulevard.

The 4 to 1 vote to submit a letter of support to New York State as a siting commission is considering where to award gaming licenses came shortly after a meeting nearby at the Endwell United Methodist  Church in opposition to placing a casino in Broome County

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Mental Health Centers May Delay Closing

The New York State Senate is moving forward a bill that puts a temporary freeze on the closing of the Broome Developmental Center.

The measure passed unanimously this week and is in negotiations in the Assembly

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Daniel Barry/Getty Images

N.Y.’s Legislature Votes to Expand Fracking Ban

Legislation to continue a moratorium on drilling for natural gas in New York State for three years is being handed over to the State Senate.

The Assembly has approved an extension on the ban on hydraulic fracture drilling until 2017 to allow for more study of the impact of facking to residents’ health and the environment

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