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Assembly Speaker Heastie on “Binghamton Now” [Audio]

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie continued his upstate tour with with several stops in Broome County.

On Thursday, the Bronx Democrat was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

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Assembly Speaker Heastie Visits Broome County

Carl Heastie, the Bronx Democrat who became New York Assembly Speaker less than six months ago, will meet residents of the Binghamton area as his upstate tour continues.

Heastie plans to make stops in Binghamton, Vestal and Endicott on Thursday

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“New York Ron” Rides the Rails Across USA

A visitor to Binghamton had quite a story to tell when he visited WNBF Radio. He's known as "New York Ron" and he discussed his travels across the nation by freight train.

Ron is now 66 and he says he has been riding the rails for nearly a half-century.

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Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014.  BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

The Libous Interviews The Jury Won’t Hear

The federal trial of state Senator Thomas Libous is getting underway in White Plains.

Libous is accused of lying to federal agents in 2010. He was indicted by a grand jury just over a year ago. The FBI had questioned Libous about the possible use of political influence in connection with his son Matthew's job with a Westchester County law firm

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Escapee David Sweat May Have Taken Survival Course

David Sweat, one of the two killers who escaped from a maximum-security state prison, may have had an important advantage in living in the North Country while on the run.

Sweat actually may have benefited from tips he learned from a prison wilderness survival course

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Motions Filed in Preparation For Libous Trial

Senator Thomas Libous wants to be able to discuss his health challenges at his upcoming federal trial.

The Binghamton Republican has been accused of making false statements to the FBI. His indictment was announced nearly a year ago

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Gural Disappointed Mayor Won’t Back Casino Bid

Tioga Downs owner Jeffrey Gural continues to hope he'll submit the only application for a Southern Tier casino license.

Despite ongoing speculation that an Albany-area man may put forth a competing bid, Gural on Friday said he is "optimistic" that a second application won't materialize

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Sister Mary Anne Brawley Remembered

Family members and friends joined with Twin Tiers residents to remember the life of Sister Mary Anne Brawley.

Sister Mary Anne died on June 6. She was 81. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 10 at St

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Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Binghamton Mayor Expects A Second Casino Bidder

With just over a month remaining before the application deadline for a Southern Tier casino, Binghamton Mayor Richard David said he believes there will a bid submitted for a site other than Tioga Downs

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Vestal Nursing Home Expected to Open in June

Residents likely will move into a newly-constructed nursing home in Vestal in the next few weeks.

The Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sheedy Road was built to replace a flood-damaged facility located a few miles away

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